FLORENCE, S.C. – Combining for a three-way tie in second place, the Georgia Southern men's golf team shot a 2-over 290 on the opening day of the 74th Southern Conference Championship. Senior Ryan Zabroske led the way for the Eagles carding a 2-under par 70 and stands in a two-way tie for fourth place, three strokes out of first. The annual tournament is being contested at The Country Club of South Carolina, a par 72, 7,062-yard layout.
Georgia Southern completed the first series sweep recorded over Samford this season, holding on for a 12-9 victory on Sunday at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles built an early lead and behind the pitching of starter Andy Moye and reliever Dexter Bobo, improved its win streak to six games.
A pitcher's duel on Friday turned into an offensive display by both teams Saturday at J.I. Clements Stadium as Georgia Southern out-slugged Samford to take game two in a 14-9 win that handed the Eagles the series and their fifth-straight win.
It was supposed to end with Lee Chapple.
The biggest thing taken from Saturday's Blue/White spring scrimmage was that when quarterback Jawaun Luckey is under center, good things tend to happen.
The Samford Bulldogs won 10 of 11 heading in to J.I. Clements Stadium, but ran into the pitching of Jake Brown and Dexter Bobo as Georgia Southern took game one Friday with a 5-2 final.
The Georgia Southern Eagles have one more chance in the spring to get the new systems down as they take to Paulson Stadium today at 1 p.m. for the final spring scrimmage of the camp in the annual Blue and White game.
Two years ago, Tobi Akinniranye was just like any other Georgia Southern student.
After a nine-win season during Samford's first trip through a Southern Conference schedule in 2009, nobody could have seen this coming.
Sometimes, a freshman steps in and starts lining balls over the fence, racking up extra-base hits and RBIs and drawing attention to himself immediately upon entering the lineup.
With one practice left before Saturday's spring game, it's all about putting it all together.
If you can't do it, it's going to be awfully hard to run the triple option.
The Georgia Southern Eagles didn't take the lead until the bottom of the ninth when it mattered.
It was no secret that the last six games on Georgia Southern's schedule - three at Charleston and last weekend's series against Elon - were going to be big.
For all the Georgia Southern fans who spent the last four years thinking about B-backs, veers, pitches, slotbacks and how "pitching it forward" doesn't seem to work in Paulson Stadium, next Saturday probably can't come fast enough.
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.
ATHENS - Sam Howard tossed five scoreless innings as the Georgia Southern Eagles rolled to a 9-3 win over the Georgia Bulldogs in game one of a doubleheader at Foley Field.
Jelani Hewitt was the best player on the court.
DAVIDSON, N.C. - Anna Claire Knight scored a career-high 31 points, and Angel McGowan added a career-high 26 to lead Georgia Southern to a 90-82 Southern Conference women's basketball victory over Davidson Saturday afternoon in Belk Arena.
Georgia Southern is high on talent but short on depth.