SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Both the Southern Conference football coaches and the SoCon Sports Media Association have selected Georgia Southern for a seventh-place finish in their respective 2010 preseason polls. Both polls tabbed Appalachian State as the preseason favorite to win the league crown in 2010 with seven top votes from the coaches and 22 from media members.
STATESBORO, Ga. -- After a year with the Carolina Panthers organization, Justin Matlage has joined the Georgia Southern Athletics Training staff as an assistant athletic trainer. At GSU, Matlage will work with the Football and Golf teams and oversee the care of the Baseball team and Cheerleading squads.
The Recreation Activity Center at Georgia Southern is usually the site for fun and games, but this week saw middle and high school aged wrestlers getting down to business at the second annual "Camp for Champs" clinic.
This report is the final installment in a six-part series about the state of Georgia Southern Athletics. Part six takes focuses on the accomplishments of the football Eagles since joining the Southern Conference in 1993. Wednesday's story was a retrospective of the Eagles from 1993-2005, and the series will conclude today with the program's change in direction and an overall evaluation of Georgia Southern football as a member of the SoCon.
This report is the final installment in a six-part series about the state of Georgia Southern Athletics. Part six takes focuses on the accomplishments of the football Eagles since joining the Southern Conference in 1993. Today's story is a retrospective of the Eagles from 1993-2005, and the series will conclude Thursday with the program's change in direction and an overall evaluation of Georgia Southern football as a member of the SoCon.
Georgia Southern director of athletics Sam Baker announced the hiring of Nick Zieziula as the head coach of Eagles' men's tennis program. Zieziula (pronounced za-ZOO-la), who was a four-year letterwinner at The State University of New York at Buffalo, served as the assistant men's tennis coach at the University of Central Florida for the past two years.
This report is part five in a six-part series about the state of Georgia Southern Athletics, running Wednesdays throughout the summer. Part five takes a general look at Georgia Southern baseball, head coach Rodney Hennon, and the Southern Conference.
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Georgia Southern defensive lineman Brent Russell was named to Phil Steele's Preseason FCS All-America second team as released by Steele's media organization. Russell was the College Sporting News FCS Freshman of the Year for 2009 and was selected to the All-Southern Conference first team by the SoCon Sports Media Association at the end of the season.
Three individuals will not return to play football for Georgia Southern in 2010. Sophomores Hunter Poole and Jamere Valentine and junior Chris Teal will pursue other opportunities.
This report is part four of a six-part series about the state of Georgia Southern Athletics, running Wednesdays throughout the summer. Part four takes a general look at Georgia Southern men's basketball, head coach Charlton Young, and the direction of a program that has nowhere to go but up.
This report is part three of a six-part series about the state of Georgia Southern Athletics. It will run Wednesdays throughout the summer. Part three takes a general look at Georgia Southern women's basketball, head coach Rusty Cram, and Hanner Fieldhouse.
The featured speaker for Georgia Southern University's Greater Savannah Eagle Club business luncheon today
Over five months remain until Georgia Southern tips off the basketball season, but men's head coach Charlton Young and his players were hard at work inside Hanner Fieldhouse Tuesday afternoon.
It's called nil, not zero.
Former Georgia Southern pitcher Dexter Bobo has signed a free agent contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Antwione Williams has a lot on his Georgia Southern resume.
DAVIDSON, N.C. - Nick Neitzel held the Georgia Southern Eagles to four hits over six innings as the Davidson Wildcats took the three-game series with a 6-0 win at Wilson Field on Sunday.
DAVIDSON, N.C. - Josh Wirsu tossed a season-high seven innings and struck out a team-best 13 batters as the Georgia Southern Eagles evened the three-game series with a 7-5 win over the Davidson Wildcats at Wilson Field on Saturday.
When first-year Georgia Southern offensive coordinator Doug Ruse talks about his football philosophy, it's easy to imagine the words coming from the lips of Jeff Monken, Paul Johnson, even Erk Russell.
This time last year, they were called "wide blockers."
DAVIDSON, N.C. - A five-run first inning lifted the Davidson Wildcats to a 5-2 win over the Georgia Southern Eagles in the Southern Conference series opener at Wilson Field.
Georgia Southern's pro day used have a player, maybe two, and a handful of NFL scouts.
Willie Fritz uses a voice recorder to take notes as he watches practice.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Georgia Southern Eagles scored five unanswered runs to rally within a run, but the North Florida Ospreys prevented the equalizer and won 8-7 at Harmon Stadium on Tuesday.
So far in his head coaching career, Willie Fritz has taken over three programs and turned them into national contenders within their division.
Every three or so years, Georgia Southern coach Rodney Hennon hits another career milestone.