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Jackets sting Eagles

In previous seasons, Georgia Southern has found some success in sending freshman pitcher straight into the fire to make their first start against Georgia Tech in the teams' traditional early-season midweek matchup.

February 21, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Deshaun Watson lands another award as NFL draft looms

FORT WORTH, Texas - Deshaun Watson is trying to approach everything leading to the NFL draft as having fun and enjoying the process while preparing for another once-in-a-lifetime moment.

February 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Play vs. Rest: For many NBA teams, it's still a real battle

MIAMI - There are 27 games remaining on Cleveland's regular-season schedule, and perhaps only one person over that stretch will be able to stop LeBron James.

February 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mavericks outlast Eagles

In a battle of Sun Belt heavyweights, Georgia Southern gave UT Arlington a good fight, but ran out of gas in the late rounds.

February 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes

BOSTON - Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations.

February 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


How often have athletes snubbed the White House?

The routine is familiar. The president makes a few bad jokes. The championship-winning team presents the leader of the free world with a personalized jersey. Everyone smiles for the cameras.

February 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


GS men's hoops messes with Texas (St.)

The Georgia Southern men's basketball squad started hot and raced out to an early lead over Texas State Saturday evening at Hanner Fieldhouse. The Eagles led by as many as 17, but the Bobcats crept back into the game in the second half, forcing Georgia Southern to hang on for a 70-67 victory.

February 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


GS ladies notch big win over Bobcats

The Georgia Southern women's basketball team spent the first three quarters of Saturday's game against Texas State firing - mostly unsuccessfully - from behind the arc. But fortunes changed over the final 10 minutes as the Eagles caught fire, erasing a 13-point second half deficit and holding off a late Bobcat rally to claim a 71-69 victory at Hanner Fieldhouse.

February 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Baseball Eagles rally, walk off with first win of 2017

Eagle Baseball was held to three hits in an opening night loss and trailed Middle Tennessee State 6-0 with just two hits to its name Saturday afternoon.

February 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles fall in extras

After waiting all winter to see the Georgia Southern baseball team back in action, Eagle fans had to wait through 10 innings to get a result.

February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta to hold tryouts

The second season of South Georgia Tormenta FC soccer is still a few months away, but that hasn't stopped the club from building momentum in 2017.

February 17, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Big 12 with 5 teams on NCAA Tournament bubble

The Atlantic Coast Conference had more teams in the NCAA Tournament selection committee's top 16 with four. The Big 12 had more teams near the top and could be right behind the ACC when the actual selections are made.

February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Westbrook, Durant All-Star reunion off to awkward start

NEW ORLEANS - Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant had plenty to say at their first All-Star appearance.

February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Can pitching hurl Eagles to Omaha?

The Georgia Southern baseball squad was one of a handful of Eagle teams to see a bump in production in their second season competing in the Sun Belt last spring. Head coach Rodney Hennon's team turned in a 36-24 performance and - after taking a few lumps during a 16-14 mark in league play - caught fire in the Sun Belt tournament, making it all the way to the championship game.

February 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Column: Silver helps make it a weekend to celebrate for NBA

The first signal that Adam Silver was more enlightened than the average commissioner came just months into his reign when he broke ranks with other sports leagues by calling for the legalization of sports betting.

February 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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Eagles fall just short at Schenkel

The Georgia Southern men's golf team woke up Sunday morning with a 7-stroke lead as it prepared for the final round of action at ...

March 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Hawks can't notch road win at Hornets

March 20, 2017 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles blown out by Jags

Georgia Southern opened up Sun Belt play with a win Friday night, but a disastrous fourth inning on Saturday brought the Eagles right back to ...

March 18, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Eagles take tourney lead

It was moving day at the 38th annual Schenkel Invitational Saturday at Forest Heights Country Club.

March 18, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Atlanta United romps to another win, 4-0 over Chicago Fire

ATLANTA - Atlanta United hardly resembles an expansion team.

March 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Lillard has 27 as Trail Blazers start fast, top Hawks 113-97

ATLANTA - Damian Lillard scored 27 points and the Portland Trail Blazers took control with a dominant opening quarter to beat the Atlanta Hawks 113-97 on ...

March 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles fire solid first round

Georgia Southern is never without a competitive golf team. Considering that, The Eagles are always able to draw great competition in the annual Schenkel Invitational.

March 17, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


GS claims Sun Belt opener

Georgia Southern turned an inauspicious start to its Sun Belt season into a fun Friday night.

March 17, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


March 16 Prep Roundup

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March 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Schenkel back in the swing

The early days of this week have been filled with low temperatures that have apparently served as the entirety of Statesboro's winter.

March 16, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


NFC champ Falcons sign Dontari Poe to bolster defensive line

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have bolstered their defensive line by agreeing to terms with two-time Pro Bowler Dontari Poe.

March 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia's pro day attracts big turnout from Falcons

ATHENS, Ga. - The decisions by running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel to return for their senior seasons left a thin class of Georgia prospects ...

March 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles end season with dud

Georgia Southern extended its basketball season by taking part in the opening round of the College Basketball Invitational Wednesday evening. Unfortunately for the Eagles, this ...

March 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


SEB one-hit in one-run loss to South Effingham

Since dropping their first two games of the season, Southeast Bulloch's been the hottest teams in the county.

March 15, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


A look at the best to come in the NCAA Tournament

This year's NCAA Tournament has a chance to be just as good as 2016, when Kris Jenkins capped March Madness the most dramatic way ...

March 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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