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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


Eagles run out of magic at regional

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Georgia Southern's run through the postseason finally ran out of steam.

June 02, 2014 | By Matt Yogus | College sports


Eagles well-armed for NCAA regionals

Winning the first game in the NCAA regionals makes things a whole lot easier, there's no doubt about that. Drop the first one, and you're facing elimination for the rest of the weekend.

May 29, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Statesboro Herald | College sports


Jackets to take on Huskies in NCAA regionals opener

Georgia Tech, which Sunday claimed the program's second ACC title in three years and ninth overall, has earned its 30th all-time berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Yellow Jackets are the No. 3 seed in Oxford, Miss., and will face No. 2 seed Washington today at 4 p.m. on ESPN3 at Oxford-University Stadium.

May 29, 2014 | Georgia Tech Sports Information Department | College sports


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


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Georgia Southern's football operations center opening for tours

Georgia Southern Eagles fans are welcome to view Georgia Southern's six national championship trophies in their new home following the football operations center ribbon cutting Saturday at 9 a.m. Self-guided tours through the new facility begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude 15 minutes prior to the start of the "Meet the Eagles" autograph signing event at 11 a.m. on the Paulson Stadium north concourse.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


Upshaw making a push for GSU

STATESBORO-It's fair to say that after Georgia Southern's first fall scrimmage, there's competition for the quarterback spot. Kevin Ellison showed his command of the offense, but Favian Upshaw put his speed and agility on display on Saturday morning at Paulson Stadium.

August 11, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Special to the Herald | College sports


A show of hands for Eagles’ receivers

Any time a new coach inherits a wide receiver coming off a 1,000-yard season, it's a good reason to be excited. When the entire team barely cracked 1,000 receiving yards, one might think it would be a cause for concern.

August 07, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Special to the Herald | College sports


Fans can meet Georgia Southern athletes, win football tickets

Join Georgia Southern University student-athletes at the Statesboro Mall on Saturday and have a chance to win Georgia Southern football tickets.

August 07, 2014 | Staff Report | College sports


Eagles banking on line’s experience

If the Georgia Southern Eagles wanted to, they could start a senior at each position on the offensive line.

August 04, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Special to the Herald | College sports


New defensive coordinator, starting QB don’t worry Richt headed into camp

A new starting quarterback and a new defensive coordinator don't have University of Georgia head football coach Mark Richt fretful in the least bit.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | College sports


Johnson ready to turn offense over to third starting quarterback in three years

There are plenty of reasons Paul Johnson is eager to start the 2014 football season. And putting behind what has been a busier-than-usual offseason may not have a lot to do with it.

July 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | College sports


Alum Farmer knows road GSU wants to travel

Scott Farmer has a unique perspective on Georgia Southern's transition from the Football Championship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision Sun Belt Conference.

July 28, 2014 | By Matt Yogus | College sports


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


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