Georgia Southern is heading into Saturday's second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs a little bit differently than the rest of the Southern Conference's playoff teams.
It's been a bumpy road, and the Georgia Southern Lady Eagles are still looking for answers.
After Georgia Southern quarterback Jaybo Shaw took a helmet to the chinstrap in the first quarter of Saturday's 41-16 playoff win against South Carolina State, he didn't return.
Georgia Southern knew it was going to the NCAA Tournament.
Brent Russell hasn't been around forever, it only seems that way.
South Carolina State University is appearing in the FCS playoffs for the third straight year, fifth overall, but this will be the first time it has played as an at-large entry.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Both Coastal Carolina and South Carolina State reached a point this season when their coaches thought their chances to make the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs were long gone.
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas - Georgia Southern led 36-24 at halftime and held the advantage by as many as 16 in the first 20 minutes, but Chicago State never went away as the Eagles dropped a 64-59 game Friday afternoon in the South Padre Island Invitational.
DALLAS - After letting a big second-half lead slip away, The University of Akron women's basketball team bounced back to out score Georgia Southern 24-11 in overtime to claim a 94-81 win in the the SMU Hoops for the Cure Thanksgiving Tournament.
It goes without saying that Georgia Southern players, coaches and fans are thankful to be playing another game on Thanksgiving weekend and having a shot in the playoffs for the first time since 2005.
The late Erk Russell would have loved Michael Butler.
Georgia Southern coach Jeff Monken got the chance Tuesday morning to do something no GSU coach has done in almost five years - hop on the phone for a postseason Southern Conference press conference.
Georgia Southern coach Charlton Young has a team full of what he describes as "young pups" - seven freshmen and only one eligible senior.
If Georgia Southern wanted to strap on its dancing shoes and return to the NCAA volleyball tournament for the first time since 2003, it had to beat College of Charleston in the Southern Conference tournament championship.
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Bobby Lamb's coaching career at Furman ended the same way as his playing career in 1985.
The consensus seemed almost unanimous last month at the Sun Belt Football Media Day in New Orleans - whoever has a quarterback and plays defense will win the Sun Belt.
Georgia Southern men's soccer opened preseason training camp Monday with a pair of practices at the Fair Road Training Complex.
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It's fair to say that after Georgia Southern's first fall scrimmage, there's competition for the quarterback spot.
During Jeff Monken's four years as Georgia Southern's head coach, the Eagles didn't shy away from contact in practice.
Once toe meets leather and the Georgia Southern Eagles play N.C. State on Aug. 30, one of the more interesting storylines to follow will be who trots out there to play defensive line.
Any time a new coach inherits a wide receiver coming off a 1,000-yard season, it's a good reason to be excited. When the entire team barely cracked 1,000 receiving yards, one might think it would be a cause for concern.
Edwin Jackson, Georgia Southern's leading tackler in 2013, was named preseason second-team, All-Sun Belt and its a good thing, because he's really the only linebacker in the mix that played a lot of football last year.
If the Georgia Southern Eagles wanted to, they could start a senior at each position on the offensive line.
Every coach at the Sun Belt Football Media Day last week in New Orleans said pretty much the same thing about winning in the conference - you need a good quarterback and a good defense.