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Eagle Fan Fest set

The annual Meet the Eagles Fan Fest will be held on Friday, Aug. 4 at Allen E. Paulson Stadium. Gates will open at 5 p.m. and the football team will hold an open scrimmage from 6-8 p.m. at Paulson Stadium before the event. The Fan Fest will begin shortly after the scrimmage is completed and will last approximately 90 minutes. The public is invited to the scrimmage and fans will be allowed to come on the field at 8 p.m., or when the scrimmage is over. The North Concourse will be the only side open and fans ...

July 22, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Hot, humid weather to play big part in PDL championship

South Georgia Tormenta FC and Statesboro are ready to host the Premier Development League's Eastern Conference playoffs. And while the semifinal matches don't kick off until tonight, the competition is already underway.

July 21, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Freeze's fall at Ole Miss partially traced to Nutt's suit

The man whom Hugh Freeze replaced as Mississippi's football coach was at least partially responsible for Freeze's stunning downfall.

July 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Dempsey at home 1 goal from record; US team in Gold Cup semi

ARLINGTON, Texas - Clint Dempsey is back in his home state of Texas, one goal away from a national scoring record for the United States team that is one win from playing in another CONCACAF Gold Cup final.

July 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Countdown to kickoff: Burning questions for every SBC team

This is the first installment in a series of 'Countdown to kickoff' columns that will run over the next month. In the series, each Sun Belt team will go under the microscope in respect to questions for the 2017 season, strengths and weaknesses, predicted records and more.

July 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Top teams in Eastern Conference square off in the Boro

Some of the best amatuer soccer in the country will make its way to Erk Russell Athletic Park this weekend as Statesboro plays host to the Premier Development League's Eastern Conference playoffs on Saturday and Sunday.

July 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


The Alps behind him, Froome has one hand on Tour win No. 4

COL D'IZOARD, France - On the highest mountain-top finish of the 104th Tour de France, in a rocky moonscape where the air thins, only the hardiest organisms survive. A few pine trees, tough old grasses, some stubborn flowers and, now joining that rare breed, Chris Froome.

July 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Alex Bowman to replace Earnhardt Jr. in No. 88 car in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS - Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman got his dream job.

July 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Statesboro STEAM getting serious about sports

Residents of Bulloch County are well aware of the Statesboro STEAM Academy, even if they have no idea what actually goes on inside the building on Northside Drive across from University Tire.

July 19, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Georgia Tech's Dedrick Mills named to preseason All-ACC football team

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Defending national champion Clemson leads all schools with five selections to the 2017 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Football Team announced on Wednesday.

July 19, 2017 | ACC Media Relations | Sports


Earnhardt Jr.'s wife says competing in Clash not worth risk

Anyone hoping to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. race in the Clash at Daytona next February got their answer from his wife.

July 19, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


GATAcast: Tyson Summers

July 18, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


FIFA turmoil far from over

More than a year since FIFA declared the end of its corruption turmoil, the optimism has proved misguided. The latest arrest, of a man one heartbeat from the presidency of world soccer, demonstrated that on Tuesday.

July 18, 2017 | By ROBB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth looks for another major

SOUTHPORT, England - With a chance to close out the match, Jordan Spieth fired his second shot into the par-5 15th at Royal Birkdale and it never left the flag, bounding onto the green about 20 feet behind the hole.

July 18, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Preseason letter from Tom Kleinlein

Dear Eagle Nation,

July 18, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


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Heat and pressure: US at Honduras in World Cup qualifier

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras - Wiping sweat from his forehead under a broiling sun even before warming up, Tim Howard said he understands the difficult position ...

September 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


'09 US Open champ del Potro saves match points; Federer next

NEW YORK - Juan Martin del Potro's stay at the U.S. Open really should be over. Nearly was.

September 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia Southern fans and media need to tone down expectations

I'm all here for college football fans having optimism, but at some point you've got to hold off on the Kool-Aid.

September 03, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Not many positives to talk about for Georgia Southern

Early in the week, Georgia Southern head coach Tyson Summers made it clear that a win - and not any moral victories - is what the Eagles ...

September 03, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Georgia Southern offense suffocated as Auburn rolls 41-7

AUBURN, Ala. - The good news for Georgia Southern in its season opener is that its defense looked great against one of the more potent attacks ...

September 03, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Earnhardt hoping for Darlington breakthrough in final season

DARLINGTON, S.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is preparing for the end of his NASCAR career and understands it likely won't finish the way he ...

September 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Federer looks back at best in straight-sets win at US Open

NEW YORK - This was Roger Federer at his hard-to-beat best, a performance so unlike the pair of uncomfortable five-setters he labored through to begin the ...

September 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Enough talk; time for some action

For more than eight months, the Georgia Southern Eagles - and especially their fans - have been itching to get back on the field.

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


National Football Foundation to honor Peterson

AP is coming home.

September 01, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Auburn makes for tough opening test for young Eagles

By MIKE BROWN

August 31, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


NFL 2017: Falcons NFC South Rivals to challenge for division

Before the Atlanta Falcons can think about Super Bowl redemption, they'll have to contend with an NFC South Division that could be dangerous to ...

August 30, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sharapova wins another 3-setter to reach US Open's 3rd round

NEW YORK - No one, not even Maria Sharapova herself, knew quite what to expect from her return to Grand Slam tennis at the U.S ...

August 30, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


GATACast: 8.29.17 - Tyson Summers

Mike will sit down with Georgia Southern head football coach Tyson Summers each week throughout the Eagles' season.

August 29, 2017 | | Sports


Four days away

Just a little less than eight months after Georgia Southern ended its 2016 season with an upset victory over Troy, it's finally game week ...

August 28, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Flooding forces Astros; Texans to move home games

HOUSTON - Hurricane Harvey has forced both the Houston Astros and Houston Texans to play home games miles away from the flood-stricken city with players wondering ...

August 28, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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