View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links—Tuesday, December 02, 2008

2nd December 2008, 07:32 AM
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1. Toys for Tots Drive Announced for Men's and Women's Basketball

[Georgia Southern Basketball and Eagle Sports Marketing are teaming up this holiday season to help bring every child in Statesboro their Christmas wish.]


2. Lady Eagles Defeat Appalachian State in SoCon Opener

[“She (Ashley) is our team leader and is one of the most experience players on the team. She has been a great leader and has responded well on the court,” said head coach Rusty Cram.]


3. Women's Basketball trounces App State

[“At the start of the game, they had a lot of pressure on us and we couldn’t do anything offensively,” said Cram. “We needed to get some of that pressure off of us. We finally got going offensively and I think the second half was when we really played our best.”]


4. Lady Eagles win SoCon opener

["We've been using that as a key point in our kids getting better," Georgia Southern coach Rusty Cram said, "and that's one of the things we had for a key tonight is for our kids to finish the last three or four minutes on a good run, which I thought we did and come back out in the first four minutes of the second half and finish what we started."]



[The Carolina League created the Matt Minker Community Service Award, which is bestowed upon the league player who does the best job of serving his club’s community during each season. Fittingly enough, the first ever recipient of the honor was a Blue Rock, pitcher Everett Teaford. “From what I have heard, [Minker] was a great person who did a lot for the city of Wilmington and the Blue Rocks,” Teaford said when he received the designation. “It’s a great award and I’m honored to be the first winner. But, getting involved in the community is not about winning an award. You should just do it to help other people.”]


6. Brilliant mistake

[I would like to take a moment to retract something I wrote earlier this season -- well, a lot of things, probably, but this one in particular: Deltha O'Neal is not the second coming of Terrell Buckley. In fact, I believe I would rather see Buckley, age 37 and long since retired, starting Sunday against the Seahawks if the only alternative is O'Neal, a grown-up version of Chris Canty. Hell, where's Duane Starks when you need him? Antonio Langham? Earthwind Moreland? Jimmy Hitchcock? Anyone?]


7. Captain sees his old ship sail true

[In 1999, Anderson made the trek to Chattanooga to watch Johnson’s Georgia Southern Eagles beat Youngstown State (coached by Jim Tressel) 59-24 for the Division I-AA championship. “I wanted to see his offense,” Anderson said. “It was a cold and rainy day, and they didn’t fumble once. And [Georgia Southern’s] Adrian Peterson made one of the greatest runs I’ve ever seen.”]