CHARLESTON, S.C. - Georgia Southern coach Jeff Monken was expressing his concern at practice this week about the youth the Eagles had in their secondary, noting that at one point last week against Chattanooga there were four true freshmen on the field.
Both teams switched to the triple option during the offseason, but the reason was entirely different in each case.
Georgia Southern Athletics has announced the cancellation of the September 17, 2011 North Dakota State football game originally scheduled to be played in Fargo, N.D. The contest was added to the Eagles' schedule to fill an opening created when East Tennessee State dropped its football program. Presbyterian College will replace North Dakota State in a game to be played at Paulson Stadium on October 22nd, giving the Eagles six home games for the 2011 campaign.
No one is ready to hang the moniker of "Big Play J.J." on J.J. Wilcox quite yet, but the Georgia Southern slotback is beginning to emerge as one of the Eagles' key playmakers.
The No. 25 Furman Paladins have been a mystery on the defensive side of the ball - on the surface anyway.
Season tickets are now on sale for the 2010-11 Georgia Southern men's and women's basketball seasons.
It's that time of year again.
The win/loss column may not be where the Georgia Southern Eagles wanted it to be at this point before the season started, but with so many question marks entering the year on the offensive side of the ball, first-year coach Jeff Monken has a better feel for his team's capabilities six games in.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - It was all well and good at halftime, as Georgia Southern led Chattanooga 20-14, but early in the third quarter when the Mocs had the ball on 4th-and-21 from the 23-yard line, they had the No. 21 Eagles right where they wanted them.
In Jeff Monken's first stint at Georgia Southern, the Eagles were pretty much guaranteed of finishing no worse than third in the Southern Conference.
This isn't the same Chattanooga team Georgia Southern once defeated nine times in a row.
You can forgive Carson Hill and Darreion Robinson if they show more than a casual interest in NFL happenings on Sunday afternoons.
Despite remaining in the Top 25 since opening week, things haven't gotten off to the start Elon was hoping for.
The transition from the spread passing offense to the triple-option attack has been harder on some positions than it has on others, and that was especially evident in Georgia Southern's 33-31 loss Saturday at home against Wofford, as the offensive line appeared to take a step back after the 38-21 win over Elon on September 25.
Back in the day when this thing was rolling, it usually appeared that the only team that could beat Georgia Southern was Georgia Southern.
Georgia Southern's first Sun Belt Conference opponent at the expanded Paulson Stadium will be a familiar one as the Eagles play host to Appalachian State on Sept. 27, one of five home games for 2014.
The Georgia Southern Eagles had plenty of opportunities.
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Between women's indoor and outdoor track and field, the Southern Conference has played host to 53 championship meets since the sport came to the league in 1987.
Georgia Southern got an unexpected weekday off Wednesday when a game scheduled in Macon against Mercer was rained out, but with the week bookended by four-game sets, the Eagles will still get plenty of work.
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Jelani Hewitt scored 22 points, including the go-ahead layup in the second half, to lead Georgia Southern to an 82-73 win over Furman on Thursday night.
Former Georgia Southern fullback Dominique Swope was released Thursday from the Bulloch County Jail on a $25,000 bond.
MACON - Georgia Southern's baseball game at Mercer has been canceled after light to moderate rain swept through the Macon area overnight and persisted until mid-day.
You probably wouldn't have guessed it before the season started, but on paper, today's game between Georgia Southern and Mercer in Macon may be a matchup between the best teams in the state.
INDIANAPOLIS - On the final day of the 2014 NFL combine, the final 40-yard dash belonged to Georgia Southern cornerback Lavelle Westbrooks.
Former Georgia Southern Eagle Jerick McKinnon wasn't just the strongest running back at the NFL combine on Sunday. He was the strongest skill player, and it wasn't even close.
Alex Abraham picked the pocket of Georgia Southern senior MiMi DuBose after DuBose drove the length of the floor for a potential game-tying bucket, and the Western Carolina steal allowed the Catamounts to hold on for a 74-72 win on Monday at Hanner Fieldhouse.
Georgia Southern's upcoming game against the Georgia Bulldogs, originally scheduled for Nov. 19, 2016, has been moved to Nov. 21, 2015.
Ryan Frederick held the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks to one run over 5.1 innings as the Georgia Southern Eagles swept the four-game series with an 8-3 win on Sunday at J.I. Clements Stadium.
INDIANAPOLIS -When Georgia Southern upset the Florida Gators in Gainesville on Nov. 23, college football fans learned the name Jerick McKinnon.