View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links—Wednesday, November 05, 2008

5th November 2008, 08:29 AM
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1. Let's Beat Samford, Lets Beat Hunger'

[Saturday, November 8th, has been designated as the 'Let's Beat Samford, Lets Beat Hunger' event. Eagle Sports Marketing is teaming up with corporate sponsor Harvey’s Supermarkets for the Hunger Challenge. As the Eagles prepare to face the Samford Bulldogs amidst the Homecoming festivities on November 8th, the members of Eagle Nation will be called upon to help Georgia Southern Athletics defeat hunger by donating non-perishable canned food items at all local Harvey’s Supermarkets in Bulloch County, the Eagle Sports Marketing Offices in Hanner Fieldhouse, and on the day of the game at Paulson Stadium.]


2. Former Radio Commentator Frank Inman Dies at Age 85

[“This is a real sad day for Georgia Southern,” said Director of Athletics Sam Baker. “With his work on the Georgia Southern radio network broadcasts Frank Inman became well known to all Eagle football fans. We lost a true Eagle last night (Monday).”]


3. Men’s Soccer Downs UNC Greensboro for the First Time 2-1

[“I thought we came out with a lot of energy and gave one of our best halves of the year,” said head coach Kevin Kennedy. “We had a lot of energy and movement off the ball, and Jarryd ran up and got a nice deflection. It was a nice goal.”]


4. Men’s Basketball Preseason Report No. 5

[“It’s going to be hard to get a true test until we play in a real game,” said head coach Jeff Price. “The scrimmages have been helpful, at least somewhat for me to evaluate our new guys and individuals to see where they’re at. Scrimmages and real games are two different things and it will be interesting to see how we react on Monday.”]


5. The A List: Academics, Athletics

["Normally I don't ask a student-athlete how he's doing as an athlete because I see him play," Baker said. "I ask him how classes are going. How things are going academically. "I want our athletes to see we're focused on more than just them playing the game."]


6. Former GSU radio color analyst Inman passes away

[He had others for the radio. He also liked to describe fast Georgia Southern runners as if they were shot out of a cannon. An Eagle making a good play could receive an "Atta boy." "Frank wasn't a radio guy. He was an ex-coach," Hirsch said. "But he described the game like no one else could. I had enough trouble following the ball. He could spot where the 22 players were."]


7. Eagles working overtime for victories

[Georgia Southern head coach Chris Hatcher is aware of records, but this is not a record he will be looking to break, equal or extend. "We try to win in regulation," Hatcher said. "It would be nice, but we'll take wins anyway we can get them."]


8. Samford preparing for Georgia Southern

[The Samford football team practiced for about two hours in full pads Tuesday afternoon at Seibert Stadium. The Bulldogs are preparing for Saturday’s game at Georgia Southern, which will be televised live on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) at 11am.]


9. Bears players to model clothes for good cause

[Other players scheduled to model custom looks from the Saks Fifth Avenue private label line include Mark Anderson, Kellen Davis, Rashied Davis, Corey Graham, Marcus Hamilton, Kevin Jones, Brandon Lloyd, Trumaine McBride, Darrell McClover, Jason McKie, Fontel Mines, Adrian Peterson, Brandon Rideau, Nick Roach, Jamar Williams and Garrett Wolfe.]


10. Navy, Tech Success May Lead to Staff Changes

[Two names that come to mind who could garner interest are Navy offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper and Georgia Tech co-offensive line coach Mike Sewak. Either one could be considered legitimate head coaching prospects by lower-tier Division I schools or upper-echelon Division I-AA colleges. Sewak has already proven he can win at the Division I-AA level having amassed a 35-14 record as the head coach at Georgia Southern. It also wouldn’t be a surprise if a newly installed head coach at a BCS school like Tennessee, Washington, Syracuse, or Auburn sees if Jasper may be interested in bringing the triple option to a bigger stage.]


11. Mitchell, Curry connection traced to high school days

[Curry, 40, went to tiny Georgia Southern, played in five European leagues and three North American minor leagues before carving out an 11-year NBA career.]