Stories by Donald Heath

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Georgia Southern earns share of Sun Belt title

Georgia Southern, picked to finish eighth in its first year of Sun Belt Conference play, claimed a share of the league title Saturday after Appalachian State defeated previously undefeated ...
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Midshipmen romp past Eagles

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Keenan Reynolds ran for a career-high 277 yards and six touchdowns and passed for another to lead Navy over Georgia Southern 52-19 on Saturday.
By Donald Heath

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Eagles seek win that will change perception

Seven of Georgia South­ern’s eight wins this season have come against Sun Belt Conference teams. Another victory came at the hands of Savannah State.
By Donald Heath

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Eagles believe they can make run in Sun Belt

STATESBORO, Ga. — Most coaches welcome a fresh slate – particularly at Georgia Southern, where men’s second-year coach Mark Byington sees an opportunity for the Eagles to make strides with a new ...
By Donald Heath

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Move to defense pays off for Georgia Southern player

Matt Dobson didn't think twice about moving from quarterback to safety because, as he says, that's just the way it is at Georgia Southern.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Eagles hold off Bobcats

SAN MARCOS, Texas - Matt Dobson returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown to help Georgia Southern win its seventh consecutive game, holding off Texas State 28-25 on Saturday night.
By Donald Heath

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Georgia Southern coach has strong Texas ties

Texas has always been good to Georgia Southern coach Willie Fritz.
By Donald Heath

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Georgia Southern can pass if it must

Georgia Southern coach Willie Fritz calls it the fourth phase of the option.
By Donald Heath

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Eagles like flying in rarefied air

There's a nip in the air. Halloween is a few days in the rearview mirror, and there's a reminder around Georgia Southern of an old Doc Spurgeon saying.
By Donald Heath

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Georgia Southern looking to get defensive against Texas State

STATESBORO, Ga. - After playing against four consecutive predominately passing teams, Georgia Southern began preparation for a running attack.
By Donald Heath

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Eagles quarterback continues his scoring streak

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern quarterback Kevin Ellison continued to find a path to the end zone Thursday night.
By Donald Heath

Eagles' QB leads way vs. Trojans

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern put on its second show this season for a national television audience Thursday night, routing Troy 42-10 at Paulson Stadium.
By Donald Heath

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Georgia Southern begins stretch run

There are three Sun Belt Conference games left in the football season and the Eagles, undefeated in the league, are closing in on a conference championship.
By Donald Heath

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Georgia Southern has a short week to prepare for Troy

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern has two fewer days to prepare for its next opponent.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Eagles' line paves way for big day

ATLANTA - Georgia Southern's offensive linemen like to give running back Matt Breida a number to shoot for in each game. Saturday afternoon against Georgia State, that number was 169.
By Donald Heath

Eagles run over Panthers

ATLANTA - Matt Breida ran for 201 yards and four touchdowns, including a 75-yarder on the opening play of the second half, leading Georgia Southern to a 69-31 win over Georgia State on Saturday.
By Donald Heath

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Eagles need help to get in a bowl

Georgia Southern will be looking to become bowl eligible with a win over Georgia State on Saturday. That's not to say the Eagles are guaranteed to go to a bowl.
By Donald Heath

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Ramsby helps bolster Eagles' potent ground attack

STATESBORO, Ga. - Dodging head-hunting linebackers was the easy part. Georgia Southern running back LA Ramsby had a lot to learn at his new position, including the very basics.
By Donald Heath

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Trip to Atlanta will be homecoming for many Georgia Southern players

Georgia Southern's Robert Brice and Cornelius Collins get a chance to return home this weekend. And they're not looking to stock up on food staples or save quarters on dirty laundry.
By Donald Heath

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

What's in a college's name? A lot

The Sun Belt differentiates its members by making Georgia State "GSU" and Georgia Southern "GS." But can you really just lop off a "U" and expect no one to notice?
By Donald Heath

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Disc golf tournament benefits Augusta charity

APPLING — When Paul Childs runs a disc golf tournament, he wants it to mean something for the rest of the community. Childs he found a cause worth supporting: the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
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