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Mornings unPHILtered - A smorgasbord and 'Blue-Out'
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    It was a smorgasbord of topics Thursday on “Mornings unPHILtered.”
    Host Phil Boyum spoke about events coming up this weekend. The first was today's free evening shows at the Georgia Southern Planetarium. There will be two shows, the first at 7 and then again at 8 p.m. The show will be all about the “Life of Stars.” Boyum said it's great family entertainment. The GSU Planetarium is in the Math/Physics Building across Herty Drive from Hanner Fieldhouse. For more information call 478-5292.
    On Saturday, Southeast Bulloch high School's marching band the Swarm will hold its annual Boston Butt Sale/Car Wash/and Yard Sale in the square between the Subway store and Kens IGA in Brooklet. The event starts at 8 a.m. and runs until about noon. The butts are 8-10 pounds, cost $20, and can be picked up at the event. The money raised will go to help fund the highly decorated band's program for next year.
    On Sunday, there will be a concert at the GSU Performing Arts Center by the Eighth Regimental Band. The Eighth Regiment Band was formed in 1986 after the Rome (Ga.) Symphony Orchestra's conductor asked his brass and percussion players to form a group which would perform authentic Civil War music. The band has acquired Civil War-era instruments that they play when performing their concerts. For more information, call the PAC at 478-1470.
    For his guests, Boyum welcomed Statesboro Herald sports editor Matt Yogus and video chief Vince Johnson. The group first discussed Georgia Southern's 31-10 loss to Samford. The group agreed “there's no real stand-out players” to take over a game. Boyum said next year the team is going to upgrade its speed on every unit. Boyum said GSU has higher academic standards than most of the other schools in the Southern Conference.
    Yogus talked about Saturday's “Homecoming” game, the “Blue-Out” against Furman. He expects a pumped-up GSU team to take the Paulson Stadium field for the 2 p.m. kickoff.
    The GSU men's and women's basketball teams open their seasons today with a double-header inside Hanner. The women face Brewton-Parker at 5 p.m., after which they go off to play Duke and then Auburn. The men's team will play Reinhardt at 7:30 p.m. Then they hit the road to play South Carolina, Florida and Jacksonville State next week.
     “Mornings unPHILtered” airs live Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on and also simulcast on WWNS-AM 1240 on the radio. You also can listen anytime at on
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