Stories by Donald Heath

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Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010

Eagles come back to dump Paladins

Georgia Southern will find out today if winning its final three games, including an overtime victory over then-top-ranked Appalachian State, puts it in the 20-team Football Championship ...
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010

Eagles knock off No. 1 Mountaineers

SALT LAKE CITY - As a smattering of Texas Christian University fans chanted his name, quarterback Andy Dalton ran into the visitors locker room satisfied that the Horned Frogs had made a statement.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010

Slide by Eagles continues

Georgia Southern's season, which started so brilliantly, continued to reverse field Saturday. The Eagles lost to Samford, 20-13, at Paulson Stadium, in the process losing ground on a potential ...
By Donald Heath

Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010

Freshman QB sparks Eagles

True freshman quarterback Jerick McKinnon ran for 182 yards and a touchdown on a school-record 35 carries in relief of injured starter Jaybo Shaw.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010

Terriers outlast Eagles

Wofford's Terriers, who were picked to finish sixth in the nine-team league in the preseason, turned out to have a little more bite than Georgia Southern.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010

Eagles continue to soar

A 38-21 victory over No. 11 Elon Saturday erased any doubt that resilient Georgia Southern is ready to challenge in the Southern Conference.
By Donald Heath

Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

Building a legacy

After a couple of years at Auburn, John Douglas looked to transfer. But where? Something, maybe everything, said Georgia Southern.
By Donald Heath

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010

NCAA places Eagles on probation

STATESBORO, Ga. --- People surrounding the Georgia Southern men's basketball program knew this day was coming. On Wednesday, the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions levied penalties on the ...
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009

Blue Thunder win state title

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. --- How many times can a victory emerge when defeat seems imminent?
By Donald Heath

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009

Eagles coach is fired after win

STATESBORO, Ga. --- After his teams failed to make the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs for three consecutive seasons, Georgia Southern football coach Chris Hatcher was fired Saturday.
By Donald Heath

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009

Blue Thunder roar on to state championship game

WAYNESBORO, Ga. --- Blue Thunder turned into white lightning just in time Friday night at Rogers Field.
By Donald Heath

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009

Eagles' homecoming lacks festive feeling

STATESBORO, Ga. --- A time for celebration became a time to commiserate for a Georgia Southern homecoming crowd of 17,922 at Paulson Stadium.
By Donald Heath

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009

Unmatched season

STATESBORO, Ga. --- Some compared it to a perfect game in baseball. The obvious was left unsaid as something special grew.
By Donald Heath

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009

Mountaineers bury Eagles

BOONE, N.C. --- Sometimes you have to watch out for avalanches. It's part of life here in the mountains.
By Donald Heath

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009

Eagles are back in the race

STATESBORO, Ga. --- There's something to be said about being cold, wet and happy.
By Donald Heath

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009

Eagles protect QB, pick up road victory

SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- Georgia Southern received what it needed the most Saturday afternoon -- a win.
By Donald Heath

Monday, April 13, 2009

Jackets salvage finale

SAVANNAH, Ga. --- The Augusta GreenJackets capitalized on four Savannah errors, which led to six unearned runs, to beat the Sand Gnats 11-4 Sunday for their first win of the season.
By Donald Heath

Friday, April 10, 2009

New Eagles coach happy to be home

STATESBORO, Ga. --- He said hello while tears welled in his eyes. That's how much Charlton Young loves to be back at Georgia Southern.
By Donald Heath

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008

Loss dashes playoff hopes

STATESBORO, Ga. --- There wasn't much of a homecoming party Saturday afternoon at Paulson Stadium.
By Donald Heath

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008

Eagles go extra mile once again

CHARLESTON, S.C. --- Causing cardiac arrest is not Georgia Southern's weekly goal.
By Donald Heath
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