We're only eight games into the baseball season, but already the Georgia Southern Eagles have provided some surprises and some not-so-surprises.
Jack Curtis has been named as defensive coordinator for Georgia Southern. He replaces Brent Pry who was hired as the co-defensive coordinator at Vanderbilt.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Georgia Southern's Steve Cochrane was named the Southern Conference's Baseball Player of the Week on Monday. The senior first baseman hit .412 (7-for-17) with two home runs and 13 RBIs during five games last week.
UNC Greensboro lived up to its part, losing 80-57 to Appalachian State Saturday, but the Georgia Southern Lady Eagles still needed a win to clinch a bye in next week's Southern Conference tournament.
For the first 20 minutes, it looked like Georgia Southern was going to end the regular season with some momentum.
Josh Adams nearly mirrored Chris Beck's Friday night, Game 1 start as he pitched eight innings while throwing only 89 pitches as Georgia Southern clinched the series with a 12-2 win Saturday afternoon in the second of a three-game series against North Carolina Central at J.I. Clements Stadium.
Georgia Southern crossed the plate 15 times, but only needed one.
With one game left before next week's Southern Conference basketball tournament, the Georgia Southern Lady Eagles have destiny in their own hands - almost.
If the Georgia Southern Eagles are going to have any momentum heading into next week's Southern Conference tournament, it will have to happen tonight.
The two big stories of the Georgia Southern baseball offseason were the change to new bats designed to play more like wood, and the broken leg, now healed, of sophomore outfielder Victor Roache.
Georgia Southern led the game for 39 minutes and 43 seconds, but UNC Greensboro led when it mattered - the end.
Georgia Southern softball continues a 16-game road trip beginning today at the War Eagle Classic at Auburn's Jane B. Moore Field.
A three-run homer by Daniel Palka in the top of the third inning broke a scoreless tie and ultimately provided the winning margin as No. 19 Georgia Tech avenged Tuesday's 6-5 loss with a 7-4 win to even the series with Georgia Southern Wednesday at J.I. Clements Stadium.
A snapped losing streak, a win at home over a Southern Conference opponent and a single-digit turnover game all happened the last time Georgia Southern took the court, and the conference tournament is right around the corner.
It's the situation every hitter dreams of - bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, two outs.
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.