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When GS football is down, the community goes too

College football has television outnumbered, which can be annoying to us fans who have to hunt for our favorite games.

September 24, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Where has my winning culture gone?

Way back when I was playing for youth baseball, soccer and football teams, I never had much luck.

September 23, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Southern gets smothered

Given a bye week and -- after dodging Hurricane Irma - about 10 days to prepare for Indiana, the Georgia Southern Eagles fell flat, to say the least.

September 23, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

SOMERSET, N.J. - President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from league executives and star players alike.

September 23, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Casey closes in on an elusive victory at Tour Championship

Casey closes in on an elusive victory at Tour Championship

September 23, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Can brain disease explain Aaron Hernandez's behavior?

CHICAGO - Former football star Aaron Hernandez' brain was riddled with damage from a degenerative brain disease linked with head blows, but that doesn't necessarily explain the troubles that plagued his young life.

September 22, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Sports


Struggling Eagles face Indiana

Indiana University historically has been one of the worst football programs in the Big Ten.

September 22, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Thomas tied at Tour Championship

ATLANTA - With two swings, Justin Thomas showed that every shot counts in the FedEx Cup, even at the season-ending Tour Championship.

September 22, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Statement win

Following their 8-0 loss to Ware County Tuesday, Statesboro's softball team needed a bounceback win to keep their hopes of claiming the No.1 seed in their region tournament alive.

September 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

Jake LaMotta, an iron-fisted battler who brawled his way to a middleweight title and was later memorialized by Robert De Niro in the film "Raging Bull," has died. He was 95.

September 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Road favorites all over the board in Week 3

Texans coach Bill O'Brien says "you can't hide in the NFL."

September 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Column: IndyCar needs to push Newgarden as its new star

SONOMA, Calif. - It has been five years since IndyCar last had an American champion as the face of the series. This time, the series is far better positioned to properly wield its newest asset.

September 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Smashing: MLB home run record on track to fall Tuesday

NEW YORK - Giancarlo Stanton's smacks, Aaron Judge's jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable.

September 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Deja blew

SPRINGFIELD – For the first two and a half quarters, the Statesboro Blue Devils looked as dominant as a football team could look.

September 16, 2017 | By LUKE MARTIN | Sports


SEB Diamond Day tournament sees Metter dominate

In a day normally reserved for football, softball dominated the Brooklet Recreation fields for a good cause Saturday morning.

September 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


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App State looks to deal another blow to Georgia Southern

By MIKE BROWN

November 07, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Auburn will have a role in deciding playoff

AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn Tigers can really crash the playoff party.

November 07, 2017 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Former star pitcher Roy Halladay killed in plane crash

PHILADELPHIA - Roy Halladay had a passion for flying airplanes that nearly matched his love of baseball.

November 06, 2017 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles let one slip away

Georgia Southern played its best game of the year and it still wasn't enough.

November 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Bringing back winning habits easier said than done

When speaking in terms of winning percentage, Georgia Southern has been one of the more successful teams in all of college football since restarting its ...

November 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


LeBron James scores 57, Cavaliers top Wiz 130-122, end skid

WASHINGTON - Just in case there were any questions about Eastern Conference supremacy, LeBron James poured in 57 points - the second-highest total of his career and ...

November 03, 2017 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Elliott freed to play by court, senses 'burst of adrenalin'

NEW YORK - Ezekiel Elliott felt a "burst of adrenalin" surge through the Dallas Cowboys locker room after a court freed him to play Sunday rather ...

November 03, 2017 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER and SCHUYLER DIXON Associated Press | Sports


My Take: No better time to start turnaround

So, this isn't how any Georgia Southern fans expected the 2017 season to go.

November 01, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


GATAcast: 11.1.17 - Chad Lunsford

Georgia Southern interim head coach Chad Lunsford joins Mike for a discussion about how the team is handling the coaching change and a look ahead ...

November 01, 2017 | | Sports


Astros start fast, top Dodgers 5-3 for 2-1 World Series lead

HOUSTON (AP) - A perfect fit in their own place, the Houston Astros are halfway home.

October 28, 2017 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Eagles still searching for a win

At the time no one gave it much of a thought other than it was a nice way to end a disappointing season, and a ...

October 27, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Men’s Basketball to Play Hurricane Relief Exhibition Game at Augusta

STATESBORO – Georgia Southern and Augusta will square off in a charity exhibition men's basketball contest to raise awareness and financial support for hurricane relief ...

October 27, 2017 | By MARC GIGNAC GS Athletics | Sports


A new class of local legends

The stars were out Thursday night at Statesboro High School as the Statesboro Athletic Hall of Fame welcomed in its newest class of athletes.

October 24, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles getting back to business

A typical game week for a college football team is best described as organized chaos. Players continuously shuttle between workouts, meetings, classes and practice, not ...

October 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Outdoor Life: Get ready for the challenge of deer season

The months of September and October are considered by many deer hunters to be the pre-game warm-up for the "real season" when the rut begins ...

October 24, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


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