The Georgia Southern Lady Eagles lost six combined years of in-game experience with the graduation of forwards J'Lisia Ogburn and Jessica Geiger, but they still have their secret weapon.
The word "playoffs" has been thrown around a lot since Georgia Southern knocked off Appalachian State at homecoming.
The excitement of the triple-option offense and its return to Georgia Southern has been almost tangible this season, but much of the Eagles' success this season can be chalked up to one thing - scoring defense.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - When Georgia Southern defensive end Dion DuBose went down early in the second quarter of Saturday's game against Western Carolina with a dislocated left knee, he stayed down.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Every time the Western Carolina Catamounts knocked on the door, Georgia Southern gave them an unfriendly greeting.
SOUTH BEND - In the season opener for both, Georgia Southern struggled from the field early and never recovered in a 98-61 loss at Notre Dame Friday.
It's the perfect trap game.
As the 2010-11 college basketball season gets underway, there's good news and bad news for the Georgia Southern Eagles and second-year coach Charlton Young.
Last Saturday's win over then-No. 1 Appalachian State may have opened the door for the possibility of the playoffs, but the Georgia Southern Eagles have a long way to go if they're still going to have a shot.
There is no I in Jaybo Shaw. No me, either.
Eric Breitenstein is leading the Southern Conference in rushing, and it isn't even close.
It seems like at some point in each of the last few weeks, somebody on the field for Georgia Southern has made a play and left the crowd asking one question.
All Georgia Southern had to do to stay alive in the playoff race was beat the unbeaten, No. 1 ranked team in the country, which also happens to be the Eagles' biggest rival.
With all the things that have changed over the last five years on the football field at Georgia Southern, one thing has remained the same.
Charlie Edwards doesn't rattle easily. For that matter he simply doesn't get rattled.
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.