The playbook wasn't the only thing that changed when Georgia Southern announced back in December that Jeff Monken was returning to GSU to become the head football coach.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Georgia Southern senior golfer Spence Fulford headlined first round action for the Eagles at the 2010 NCAA Golf Championships (June 1). Fulford carded a 1-under 71 pacing GS to a 9-over 297 effort on opening day action at The Honors Course, a par 72, 7,395-yard layout.
I don't think anybody saw that one coming.
Today marks the beginning of the 2010 NCAA Men's Golf Championship to be held at the Honors Course in Ooltewah near Chattanooga, Tenn., and Georgia Southern is one of just 30 teams that remain in the hunt for a national title, returning to the championships for the first time since 2005.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A record three Southern Conference baseball teams earned bids to the NCAA Baseball Championship, it was announced on Monday. The Citadel, which claimed the league's automatic bid by winning the SoCon Baseball Championship on Sunday, was joined by at-large bid recipients College of Charleston and Elon.
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Georgia Southern made the mistakes, and Appalachian State did the rest.
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Sometimes, nothing goes your way.
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- One thing's clear -- Georgia Southern's power numbers are down this season.
Three student-athletes have transferred to Georgia Southern and have enrolled in summer classes at the University. Ryan Byrne, a sophomore from Woodstock, Ga., John Douglas, a junior from Augusta, Ga. and Billy Greer, a junior kicker from Crosby, Texas, have joined the Eagle football team. Byrne will play at offensive guard with Douglas slated for defensive end.
This isn't usually the type of column that ties in a lot of pop-culture references with the sports happening around the community, but as I watched the series finale of "Lost" Sunday night - yeah, all two-and-a-half unfortunate hours of it (couldn't they have aired it at, like, seven o'clock instead of nine?) - it got me thinking about life, story telling, character development, narrative and, inevitably, Georgia Southern's baseball season.
Georgia Southern first baseman Kyle Blackburn, a senior, was named First Team All-Southern Conference, as voted upon by the league's head coaches. The Southern Conference office announced the selections on Monday.
ALPHARETTA – For two days, the Crabapple Course at the Capital City Golf Club got the best of almost everyone. With a spot in the NCAA Championships on the line Saturday, Georgia Southern struck back.
On senior day, Kyle Blackburn came up to the plate with two on, two out and trailing by three in the bottom of the ninth.
ALPHARETTA - It wasn't the greatest of days on the golf course, but Georgia Southern remains in contention after a 13-over par showing during the second round of the NCAA Southeast Regional at the Capital City Club Crabapple Course in Alpharetta Friday.
The Citadel took a comfortable lead for the second-straight game, but leading 7-2 with Georgia Southern batting in the eighth, weather stalled the action.
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.
It may have been senior night, but true freshman Angel McGowan stole the show.
Georgia Southern played its last game in Hanner Fieldhouse as a member of the Southern Conference, and it wasn't a pleasant farewell.
MACON - Chester Webb, one of the greatest basketball players to play in Statesboro, was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Saturday at the Macon City Auditorium.
The Georgia Southern baseball team swept a doubleheader over Maryland Eastern Shore on Saturday. The Eagles outscored the Hawks 19-4 on the day and won game one 9-3 and game two 10-1.
After a hard-nosed 4-3 win over Georgia Tech on Wednesday, Georgia Southern opened the floodgates.
As the regular season winds down and the Southern Conference tournament approaches, Georgia Southern is set for the annual Pack the House in Pink doubleheader.
CHATTANOOGA - Georgia Southern Men's Basketball broke a three-game schnide with a 77-61 win over Chattanooga in the Eagles final trip to the Lookout City in SoCon play. The Eagles trailed early, but closed the opening period with a 13-2 run. Jelani Hewitt's three-pointer at the buzzer in the first half gave the Eagles a lead that would not be relinquished.
Georgia Southern pitching held Georgia Tech to only five hits and struck out seven as the Eagles held on for a 4-3 win over the visiting Yellow Jackets on Wednesday in the 2014 home opener at J.I. Clements Stadium.
MONTREAL – Georgia Southern cornerback Laron Scott signed a three-year deal to play for the Montreal Alouettes. Scott, who was with the New York Giants organization for the majority of the 2013 season, signed on Tuesday with the Canadian Football League team. He becomes the fourth Eagle to play in the CFL.
Georgia Southern usually has a good turnout on opening weekend.
It's hard not to have high hopes for Georgia Southern's 2014 baseball team, especially after its 18-4 demolishing of Georgia in Athens on Sunday to take two of three from the Bulldogs in the season-opening series.
ATHENS - Aaron Mizell homered twice and drove in four runs as the Georgia Southern Eagles took the deciding Game Three 18-4 over the Georgia Bulldogs at Foley Field Sunday.