At 4-4 and 2-3 in Southern Conference play, the Georgia Southern Eagles are a long shot to make the playoffs, to say the least.
After picking up two big wins in SoCon play over the weekend, the Georgia Southern volleyball team will put its eight-match winning streak on the line in non-conference action, traveling to Jacksonville, Fla., to face North Florida on Tuesday evening at UNF Arena. First serve is set for 7 p.m.
Samford came to town with every intention of putting the ball into the hands of senior running back Chris Evans.
The tank looks pretty empty even though there's still a long way to go.
Georgia Southern battled back from a 22-15 deficit in the fourth set and erased three match points for a 26-24 set win to force a deciding fifth set. The Volleyball Eagles controlled the final set for a 15-9 victory, edging Southern Conference foe Furman 3-2 (25-20, 21-25, 25-27, 26-24, 15-9) Thursday night in Hanner Fieldhouse. Bethany Sanford led all players with 21 kills as the Eagles remained perfect at home at 10-0 on the year. Georgia Southern improved to 19-7 overall and 10-1 in league play, while Furman dipped to 13-10, 7-4.
One consistent force Samford has had since it joined the Southern Conference before the start of the 2008 season has been running back Chris Evans.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Appalachian State and Wofford are the favorites to capture the Southern Conference's divisional men's basketball titles in 2010-11, according to a vote by the leagues head coaches. College of Charleston senior guard Andrew Goudelock was also named the SoCon Preseason Player of the Year as part of the preseason all-conference team.
Brent Russell knows the Walter Payton Award is a big deal.
When you think of homecoming, the last thing that likely comes to mind is the crack of a baseball bat.
Heading into the season, Elon had everything going for it.
The Georgia Southern men's basketball team will play an exhibition game on Friday, November 5th at Hanner Fieldhouse.
I spent most of the drive up to Charleston over the weekend thinking about how The Citadel just installed almost the exact-same offense as Georgia Southern and has a couple of true freshmen quarterbacks at the helm, and about how interesting it would be to get a hint of what the first-year offense would look like if Jaybo Shaw never transferred to GSU.
Jerick McKinnon played an entire game for the first time as a Georgia Southern Eagle Saturday in the 20-0 win over The Citadel, and although starter Jaybo Shaw could have come back in if he had to, the coaching staff let the true freshman ride from the third offensive play until the final whistle.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - For the first time since 1973, The Citadel didn't allow its opponent to complete a pass. Plus, Georgia Southern lost its starting quarterback to a hip injury on the second play of the game.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Georgia Southern coach Jeff Monken was expressing his concern at practice this week about the youth the Eagles had in their secondary, noting that at one point last week against Chattanooga there were four true freshmen on the field.
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.
Note: "Jerick's journey into the NFL" will run each Sunday during the preseason in the Statesboro Herald. This series is brought to you by Queensborough National Bank and Trust Company.
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.
It was all business when the Georgia Southern Eagles took to the Beautiful Eagle Creek practice fields on Thursday morning for the first day of fall camp.