There's only 10 FBS conferences, and Georgia Southern is the champion of one of them. Only the Eagles, Florida State and Ohio State went through their conference schedules unbeaten, and that's saying something.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Georgia Southern (11-8, 3-1) fell to the Samford Bulldogs (14-6, 4-0) 5-4 in the series opener on Friday at Joe Lee Griffin Stadium.
The Eagles Nest for Friday, August 22.
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With a gilded upper row of teeth and hair that looks like a cross between the styles of Bob Marley and Sideshow Bob, Georgia Southern's Quentin Taylor has an appearance that gets him noticed off the field. But even when wearing a helmet that mostly masks those features, Taylor still makes an impression.
Southern Conference football programs have been feeling the effects of hurricane season in the Southeast. As Tropical Storm Hanna approaches, coastal athletics programs are beginning to consider contingency plans for Saturday's games. Charleston Southern - which is scheduled to play Wofford - on Saturday is one of two Big South Conference programs considering moving its Saturday game. Officials from both Charleston Southern and Coastal Carolina - which faces Colgate this weekend - said they would have to make decisions by today as to the status of their games.
Former Georgia Southern star and Walter Payton Award winner Jayson Foster was waived Saturday night by the Miami Dolphins. Foster signed with the Dolphins as a free agent in April and had hoped to make the team as a receiver and/or special teams player.