View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links—Saturday, September 03, 2011

3rd September 2011, 05:35 AM
Each day we strive to find article links involving Georgia Southern athletics and former Georgia Southern athletes. Should you find we missed an article link, please reply to help keep the Eagle Faithful informed:

1. Georgia Southern Earns First Win, 3-0, Over S.C. State

[Georgia Southern Women's Soccer recorded its first win of the season with a 3-0 victory over South Carolina State on Friday night, September 2nd. Courtney Collins scored twice and Alex Murphy added another goal as the Eagles took their first win of the season, improving to 1-2-1 on the year. Goalkeeper Katie Merson made six saves en route to the clean sheet win.]


2. Cross Country Finishes Third in Season Opener

[Georgia Southern Cross Country finished third at the Gamecock Invitational Friday evening, improving upon its finishes from the last three years for new Head Coach Marlo Mincey. Freshman Rebecca Greenwall (Athens, Ga.) paced the Eagles with a seventh-place individual finish, breaking into Georgia Southern's all-time top 10 best times for the 5K with a time of 19:08:11 in her first collegiate competition.]


3. Volleyball Drops Two in First Day of the Varney's Invitational

[The Georgia Southern Volleyball team (3-4) saw its three-game win streak snapped after two losses in the first day of the Varney's Invitational. The Eagles lost 3-0 to Kansas State (3-2) in the morning game and 3-1 to BYU (4-2) in the night cap.]


4. TIckets on Sale for Home Opener

[Both season tickets and single-game tickets for the Georgia Southern 2011 Football season are on sale now. Fans will be able to purchase tickets for any of the Eagles' six home games at Paulson Stadium by contacting the Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-GSU-WINS (1-800-478-9467).]


5. GSU opens with conference nemesis Samford

[“I really think other than Auburn, (GSU) might be the most talented team we play all year,” said Samford coach Pat Sullivan, a Heisman Trophy winner when he quarterbacked Auburn in 1971.]


6. The day Erk outcoached Bowden

[“All week long, I prepared the team for a 4-3 defense,” said Bowden after the game. “I got snookered I guess.”]


7. Q&A with Georgia Southern coach Jeff Monken

[When Georgia Southern went looking for a head coach after the 2009 season, it reconnected with a link from its storied past. Jeff Monken, an assistant on Paul Johnson’s staff when the Eagles won Division I-AA (now FCS) national championships in 1999 and 2000, returned to Statesboro to take over the sagging program.]


8. After resurgence, Ga. Southern seeks national title

[In Statesboro, where Georgia Southern’s football tradition runs deep, the program’s return to prominence in 2010 just means they want more. “They are not interested in seeing you play average football,” coach Jeff Monken said of his program’s fans. “They want to see you play for championships around here. It’s what they are used to. It’s what they expect. And they should. We expect the same thing.”]


9. Eagles’ lineup has changes from last year

[Georgia Southern head coach Jeff Monken has a simple theory when it comes to the starting lineup. “Your starters are your starters because they’re your best players,” Monken likes to say.]


10. Football Set To Host No. 3 Georgia Southern

["It's a huge game," Samford head coach Pat Sullivan said. "They are highly ranked and that is well deserved. Last year, after our game, they won six in a row and ended up fourth in the country. They have 20 starters coming back from that football team."]


11. The bowling ball from Hell

[Bruce checks out earlier and the bullpen takes hit that could affect the rest of the series. By throwing six innings he allowed the Royals to get by with just Everett Teaford finishing up the game.]


12. Dust Devils wrap up second-half title

[John Eshleman singled, advanced to second on Shawn Payne's single, then stole both third base and home while the Dust Devils were arguing with umpires.]


13. Henton ready for long-awaited return to field

[The last Friday night before Henton was in uniform on a Saturday was Nov. 13, 2008, when he was preparing for what would be his final game in a Georgia Southern uniform. He completed his lone pass attempt in the 17-10 win over Furman and was done in Statesboro shortly after that.]


14. Valley is place to be

[The first severe weather storm I encountered was Hurricane Hugo. At the time I was a college student at the then-named Georgia Southern College in Statesboro. The campus and, more importantly, the football stadium were/are located roughly 60 miles inland —Northeast of Savannah, Ga. As at many colleges, football season = HUGE, and it was/is the same for Southern.]