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Big weekend for Portal sports: hoops sweeps, swimming places

The Portal Panther basketball teams capped off their seasons on a high note Saturday night, sweeping away ECI's squads by scores of 39-33 for the girls and 50-38 for the boys to end their regular season.

February 04, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Eagles sweep through Warhawks

In the span of two days, Georgia Southern lost both its undefeated Sun Belt record and its two-game lead atop the conference standings.

February 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Tomlinson, Warner, Davis part of 7-man Hall of Fame class

HOUSTON - The quarterback served as ringmaster for "The Greatest Show on Turf." The running backs were known simply by their initials: LT and TD. And the receiver also known by two letters - TO - was on the outside looking in again.

February 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ryan, Falcons, Cowboys big winners on NFL awards night

HOUSTON - Matt Ryan and the Dallas Cowboys were big winners Saturday night.

February 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tiger Woods drops out of Dubai Desert Classic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Tiger Woods withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday with back spasms after shooting an opening-round 77 a day earlier, marking another frustrating start to his return to golf from a lengthy injury layoff.

February 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Fan fatigue for Super Bowl?

HOUSTON - It may have been a blip, explained as much by the must-watch presidential debates as by some wholesale turn away from football. Or, decades from now, 2016 could be remembered as the season fans started falling out of love with the NFL.

February 03, 2017 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


U.S. wrestlers sidelined as Iran retaliates against Trump's ban

American wrestler Jordan Burroughs saw this month's tournament in Iran as a chance to redeem himself after a rough performance at the Rio Olympics.

February 03, 2017 | By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulloch Academy rolls to region wrestling title

There are many steps on the road to the third state title in a row for Bulloch Academy, and the next-to-last step was taking their region to task.

February 03, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles get big win over Cajuns

STATESBORO, Ga. -Alexis Sams scored a season-high 14 points, including the last eight of the game for Georgia Southern, to lift the Eagles to a 63-60 Sun Belt Conference women's basketball victory over Louisiana Thursday night in Hanner Fieldhouse.

February 02, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Heat push streak to 9, roll Hawks 116-93

MIAMI - Ask anyone in the Miami Heat locker room how this is happening, and the answers will all be largely the same.

February 02, 2017 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Eagles get big haul on signing day

Standing tall in the Ted Smith Family Football Center Wednesday afternoon, a large billboard proudly displayed the names of the 22 newest Eagles to join the Georgia Southern football team. Final evaluations from various recruiting services will continue to trickle in throughout the week, but the Eagles figure to have pulled down one of the top-3 recruiting classes in the Sun Belt for 2017.

February 02, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Federer, Nadal face off for Aussie title

MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal took five sets and almost five hours to fend off "Baby Fed" and revive a classic Grand Slam final against the one-and-only Roger Federer.

January 26, 2017 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger struggles at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO - The return of Tiger Woods felt more like a celebration Thursday at Torrey Pines.

January 26, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


GATA Cast - Jan. 25, 2017 - Mike Anthony and Chris Stanley discuss GSU basketball

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony, along with Herald sportswriter Chris Stanley with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle Nation.

January 25, 2017 | | Sports


Tormenta, Battery form partnership

South Georgia Tormenta FC turned plenty of heads nationwide in its first season of competition in the Premier Development League. A solid team on the field and an immensely popular hit within the Statesboro community, Tormenta was named the PDL's 'New Franchise of the Year' at the league meetings in December.

January 25, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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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


Players from one-bid leagues ready for NCAA spotlight

The NCAA Tournament gives top players from one-bid leagues the opportunity to share the spotlight with the major-conference performers who have garnered more attention all ...

March 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Memories of Palmer are all around Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. - The photo was never published out of respect for Arnold Palmer.

March 14, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Eagles' season not done yet

For the first time since 2006, Georgia Southern will be playing postseason, national tournament basketball.

March 13, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Redick joins push to put civility back in college basketball

INDIANAPOLIS - J.J. Redick vividly recalls how it began, with some hecklers at his first road game for Duke. Over time, Redick remembers the chants ...

March 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge out with heart arrhythmia

SAN ANTONIO - Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge will be out indefinitely due to a minor heart arrhythmia, the latest occurrence of heart issues for the five-time ...

March 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Troy dismantles Eagles

Entering the postseason, it was clear that Georgia Southern had caught a bit of a break.

March 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


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