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Eagles set dates, times for evaluation camps

Georgia Southern University head football coach Willie Fritz has announced the dates for seven Eagle Invasion football evaluation camps in June, with locations across the state. Fritz and the Eagle coaching staff will direct the camps and provide college-level instruction with practices to emphasize the competitive physical and technical skills required for college student-athletes.

May 19, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


GSU football season tickets now on sale

Season tickets for Georgia Southern University's inaugural home campaign in the Football Bowl Subdivision and Sun Belt are on sale online at GSEagles.com, by phone at 1-800-GSU-WINS and in person at the athletics ticket office at 203 Lanier Dr. in Statesboro.

May 01, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


Eagles looking to stretch wings in new level, league

Georgia Southern University Athletic Director Tom Kleinlein made a bold prediction during a visit Thursday with Effingham County's Eagle Club.

April 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | College sports


GSU Coaches Caravan to pull in Thursday

The Georgia Southern University Coaches Caravan will pull into the Effingham County High School on Thursday.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


Eagles set to wrap first spring under Fritz

On Saturday at Georgia Southern's annual Blue and White game at Paulson Stadium, they didn't keep score.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


Deadline approaching for GSU season tickets

The deadline to renew Georgia Southern University football season tickets for the 2014 schedule is only a week away.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


GSU football season tickets still available

Season tickets for Georgia Southern's inaugural season in the Football Bowl Subdivision are on sale now with seating options in the new north side mid-deck, in the Bishop Club and also family plan grass seating. Eagle fans can renew their current seats through April 18 or purchase season tickets for the first time by calling 1-800-GSU-WINS.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


Eagles to start first spring practice under Fritz on March 28

Coach Willie Fritz and his Georgia Southern football team open their 2014 spring practice schedule March 25 on the banks of "Beautiful Eagle Creek." The NCAA permits 15 practice sessions and the Eagles are set for 12 dates prior to the annual Blue-White spring game April 12, with two dates following.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


Mercer picked to all-Peach Belt preseason team

Armstrong Atlantic State University junior shortstop Alexis Mercer and senior third baseman Kacie Patterson have each been named to the Peach Belt's preseason All-Conference Softball squad.

January 30, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


GSU AD: Eagles primed, ready for move to FBS

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel made a boastful remark as he introduced Willie Fritz as the Eagles' new football coach.

January 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | College sports


Season ticket renewals, sales under way

Georgia Southern Eagles football fans can take advantage of incentives for renewing or making purchases now.

January 16, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


A new coach but option still lives

STATESBORO - New Georgia Southern football coach Willie Fritz knew he would be asked at his introductory press conference Friday about the type of offense he plans to run.

January 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | College sports


Monken bids farewell to Georgia Southern fans

STATESBORO - Former Georgia Southern head football coach Jeff Monken and his family met Friday in Statesboro with GSU friends and supporters for an emotional reception, before Monken left Sunday for West Point, N.Y., to take over as the head coach at Army.

January 07, 2014 | By Matt Yogus | College sports


McIntrye earns all-conference honors at LaGrange College

LaGrange College's Justin McIntyre has been named to the USA South all-conference second-team defense.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | College sports


Eagles bolster their ranks at quarterback

When head coach Jeff Monken came to Georgia Southern in the spring of 2010, he didn't even have a quarterback.

August 08, 2013 | By Matt Yogus | College sports


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Questions aplenty for Sun Belt newcomer

NEW ORLEANS - The one word that was thrown around all day was "unknown."

July 24, 2014 | By Matt Yogus | College sports


Two Eagles earn preseason all-Sun Belt nods

NEW ORLEANS-Georgia Southern University eniors Garrett Frye and Edwin Jackson were named Monday to the Sun Belt preseason football all-conference second team on offense and defense, respectively.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


Newcomer Georgia Southern picked to finish eighth in Sun Belt poll

After tying for the regular season championship last year, UL Lafayette and Arkansas State have been picked to finish first and second in the 2014 Sun Belt football preseason coaches' poll.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


Georgia Southern to welcome six new members to Hall of Fame

Six new members will be inducted into the Georgia Southern University Athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 11.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


Mumme expecting big things from Panthers and McIntyre

Matt Mumme wasn't looking to become a head coach under the circumstances by which he took over the LaGrange College football program.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | College sports


GSU names first women’s golf coach

Georgia Southern Director of Golf Larry Mays has announced he has named Emily Kuhfeld women's golf coach.

July 10, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


AASU’s Mercer named to Peach Belt honor roll

Alexis Mercer was named a Silver Scholar by the Peach Belt Conference, one of 89 Armstrong Atlantic State University athletes to be named to the PBC presidential honor roll.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


New GSU videoboard ready for its debut

Georgia Southern's new videoboard and sound system at Allen E. Paulson Stadium was installed nearly one year exactly to the date of the demolition of the old scoreboard.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


Frederick named to spring SoCon all-academic team

Ryan Frederick was one of 16 Georgia Southern University student-athletes to be placed on the Southern Conference's academic all-conference team for the spring semester.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


Off-field issues concern Eagles

It's likely been a busier offseason than Willie Fritz thought he'd have when he took over as head coach of the Georgia Southern football program in January. It started with a clean slate.

June 16, 2014 | By Matt Yogus | College sports


Loss of top Georgia Southern signee causes shift in backfield

The movement on Georgia Southern's football two-deep has continued into the offseason, as the loss of a running back has appeared to cause a chain reaction on offense.

June 12, 2014 | By Matt Yogus | College sports


Kickoff time set for Georgia Southern's TV games

Kickoff times for Georgia Southern's two Thursday night games on ESPNU have been announced with both games set for 7:30 p.m. eastern starts. Both the Eagles' Sun Belt Conference home opener vs. Appalachian State on Sept. 25 and Oct. 30 contest vs. Troy place Georgia Southern on the national network during prime time.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


GSUs eager to rekindle their old rivalry

For years, Georgia Southern and Georgia State competed as conference rivals, going head-to-head in every sport. Even after Georgia Southern left the now-extinct Trans America Athletic Conference, the two programs battled almost yearly in baseball, though they haven't met since 2007 - a two-game Georgia Southern sweep. They last met in basketball this past season, though they didn't go head-to-head for nearly 14 years.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | College sports


Football programs get a bounce from other sports

The state's three newest Division I football programs are finding that their schools' other athletic achievements are helping to cast a light on their endeavors.

June 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | College sports


Move to FBS helped draw Fritz to Georgia Southern

MACON-It's a season of change for the Georgia Southern University football team.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | College sports


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