Stories by Donald Heath

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Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Fans showing their pride in Georgia Southern

A game at noon Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium showed just what football means to Georgia Southern.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Georgia Southern turned it around in second half

ATLANTA - This one was tough to swallow, although Georgia Southern displayed a lot of mettle in a 42-38 loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
By Donald Heath

Yellow Jackets rally to beat Eagles

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech comes from behind in the closing seconds to defeat Georgia Southern 42-38 at Grant Field.
By Donald Heath

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Familiarity reigns when Georgia Southern meets Georgia Tech

Often sarcastic, often arrogant, Paul Johnson leads Georgia Tech against Georgia Southern - the team that most helped his career take off - Saturday at noon at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
By Donald Heath

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Offensive line a plus for Georgia Southern

STATESBORO, Ga. – The biggest question mark for Georgia Southern entering this football season has been the team’s biggest pleasant surprise.
By Donald Heath

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Georgia Southern faces familiar attack

For about 30 years, Georgia Southern baffled opposing defenses with its signature triple-option offense.
By Donald Heath

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

Winning tradition has big role in Georgia Southern football

Yes, Georgia Southern has arrived at the predictable 1-1 destination, but after two games, expectations have been exceeded. And what a time for optimism. The Eagles travel to Atlanta on Saturday ...
By Donald Heath

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Eagles excited to open new stadium

STATESBORO, Ga. — Georgia Southern linebacker Antwione Williams remembered playing at Paulson Stadium as a freshman on homecoming. He said it got so loud, the ground was shaking. It should get ...
By Donald Heath

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Eagles kicker starts off strong after rough 2013 season

STATESBORO, Ga. - Alex Hanks is two years removed from an up-and-down freshman season, and he’d be the first to tell you, “up-and-down” might be a generous way of putting it.
By Donald Heath

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Georgia Southern has expanded its 'house'

Georgia Southern will unveil its new-and-improved stadium for the 2014 home opener against Savannah State on Saturday.
By Donald Heath

Sunday, Aug 31, 2014

Heath: Georgia Southern better than advertised

Talent-wise, Georgia Southern appeared to be on equal terms with North Carolina State on Saturday.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

North Carolina State edges Georgia Southern

RALEIGH, N.C. - Jacoby Brissett threw for 291 yards and three second-half touchdowns to help North Carolina State beat Georgia Southern 24-23 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams
By Donald Heath

Friday, Aug 29, 2014

Georgia Southern counting on sophomore QB

Kevin Ellison will be making his seventh start at quarterback for Georgia Southern. No. 6 was pretty special and, no matter how you figure it, so will No. 7.
By Donald Heath

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Georgia Southern draws attention at Sun Belt media day

A new era in Georgia Southern football began spectacularly in the Big Easy on Tuesday during the Sun Belt Conference media day
By Donald Heath

Monday, May 26, 2014

Georgia Southern baseball champs

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Georgia Southern came from behind Sunday to win the Southern Conference baseball championship 4-3 and earn an NCAA regional bid.
By Donald Heath

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
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