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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Georgia Southern players face charges

STATESBORO, Ga. -- Two Georgia Southern football players -- running back Irv Huggins and defensive back Octavius Tirrel “Tay” Hicklin – face drug charges.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Defense impresses in Georgia Southern spring game

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern's new offense took a backseat to its new defense Saturday afternoon at the Blue-White spring game at Paulson Stadium.
By Donald Heath

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New spring for GSU Eagles

STATESBORO, Ga. -- everything seemed just a little different at Georgia Southern football practice this week.
By Donald Heath

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

New Georgia Southern coach seeks similar success at next level

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern on Friday named Sam Houston State coach Willie Fritz to lead the Eagles into their new era as a Football Bowl Subdivision team.
By Donald Heath

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

Georgia Southern to name Sam Houston coach to replace Monken

Willie Fritz, who accumulated a 40-15 record in four years with Sam Houston State, told the Huntsville (Texas) Item on Thursday that he has accepted the Georgia Southern head coaching job.
By Donald Heath

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

Georgia Southern coach headed to Army

Jeff Monken is leaving Georgia Southern to take the head football coach's job at Army.
By Donald Heath

Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

Army in talks with Eagles' Monken

Negotiations between Army and Georgia Southern coach Jeff Monken remained unfinished Monday.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013

Late field goal lifts Georgia Southern

STATESBORO, Ga. - Younghoe Koo kicked a 27-yard field with 1:56 left in the game and Georgia Southern struggled past Chattanooga 23-21 Saturday night.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013

Wofford dominates Georgia Southern

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Georgia Southern might have been hoping to make a statement in its final year in the Southern Conference, but Wofford had a more resounding answer Saturday night.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013

Georgia Southern thrashes Savannah State

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern scored touchdowns on seven consecutive possessions from the first to third quarters - not including a late drive before halftime - and rolled to a 77-9 victory ...
By Donald Heath

Monday, April 22, 2013

Nicklaus draws crowd in Savannah event

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Jack Nicklaus was the main attraction of this year's Demaret Division of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Eagles' defense rises to the occasion

STATESBORO, Ga. - The defense claimed a 14-12 victory over the offense in Georgia Southern's spring football game on Saturday.
By Donald Heath

Friday, April 12, 2013

Spring has come with challenges for Eagles

Georgia Southern head coach Jeff Monken says it has been a "different spring" for the Eagles, who won't be eligible for the FCS playoffs in 2013.
By Donald Heath

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013

Eagles place emphasis on three positions

Georgia Southern's fourth signing class under coach Jeff Monken included a strong emphasis on running backs, defensive backs and defensive linemen.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012

Semifinal loss stings Eagles

FARGO, N.D. — Coach Jeff Monken and some of his Georgia Southern players huddled for one last time this season – this time at the post-game press conference in the Fargodome on Friday night.
By Donald Heath

Late TD by Bison beats Eagles

FARGO, N.D. — Brock Jensen scored on a 5-yard quarterback draw with 3 minutes left to rally North Dakota State to a 23-20 victory over Georgia Southern on Friday night in the FCS semifinals.
By Donald Heath

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Eagles' foe reminds coach of Tide

Georgia Southern coach Jeff Monken says North Dakota State, the Eagles oppoent in the semifinals, is "as close to Alabama as anyone we've played in the three years I've been here."
By Donald Heath

Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

Eagles attack won't surprise Bison

Georgia Southern usually has an advantage by running its unique triple-option offense against unsuspecting foes. Not against North Dakota State.
By Donald Heath

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012

Georgia Southern's resilient season continues

NORFOLK, Va. — A game that could have gotten away Saturday didn’t, and a season that was already satisfactory is blooming toward spectacular.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012

Eagles rally to reach FCS semis

NORFOLK, Va. — Georgia Southern rallies to beat Old Dominion and reach the FCS semifinals.
By Donald Heath
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