BOONE, N.C. - The Georgia Southern Women's Basketball team dropped Southern Conference leader Appalachian State 67-57 Monday night at the Holmes Center. In getting the win over the Mountaineers (21-5, 16-3 SoCon), the Lady Eagles (12-16, 9-10 SoCon) also picked up their first Southern Conference road victory. Georgia Southern snapped the Mountaineers' 18-game home winning streak and 12-game overall win streak. ASU's last loss was to the Lady Eagles on January 10th in Statesboro.
It was good to get that out of the way.
Unearned runs weren't an issue for Georgia Southern Saturday in the second of a three game set against George Washington.
The streak is over.
DAVIDSON, N.C. - The Georgia Southern Lady Eagles pulled within eight points of Davidson, but a 6-8 free throw performance iced the 60-46 win at Belk Arena. Davidson's win gives it the 20-19 series lead and splits the season's series as both teams won on their respective courts.
By MATT YOGUS
When Georgia Southern dropped two straight games in the 2010 Southern Conference tournament, the Eagles were left with a bad taste in their mouths.
DAVIDSON, N.C. - JP Kuhlman scored 19 points and Davidson continued its mastery of Georgia Southern in an 83-56 rout Wednesday.
Both teams played out of character, and it only worked out for one of them.
The road wins have been hard to come by for the Georgia Southern Lady Eagles, and the loss of three players to injury - Krista Tate, MiMi DuBose and RoRo Smith - kept things in perspective for coach Rusty Cram after GSU lost its sixth road conference game in a row Monday at Western Carolina.
The Georgia Southern Eagles have one last chance before the Southern Conference tournament to do something they've yet to do this season - win on the road.
Anna Claire Knight, Tashayla Steede and Kayla Upchurch will join the Georgia Southern Lady Eagles basketball team and coach Rusty Cram for the 2011-12 season.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - The Georgia Southern Lady Eagles held a nine-point lead in the first half, but fell 51-45 to Western Carolina Monday at the Ramsey Center.
Georgia Southern started its season with a bang.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Noah Dahlman had 17 points and Jamar Diggs added 16 as Wofford held off a late Georgia Southern rally to win 69-61 on Saturday night and sweep the season series.
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.