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28th May 2013, 05:58 AM
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1. Hess Named to All-Tournament Team

[Hess was the Eagles' lone section on the 12-man All-Tournament team after throwing 11 scoreless innings over two appearances. Hess tossed his first career complete game shutout in the tournament opener against the College of Charleston and threw two scoreless innings two days later in the second game against Elon.]


2. Year full of milestones for GSU

[Speaking of next year, it'll be interesting to see what happens with all sports. It'll be the last year in the SoCon — with the possible exception of men's soccer, which the Sun Belt doesn't offer — so it'll be pretty much everyone's last chance to leave a mark on the league. That goes for football, too. Even though GSU and Appalachian State can't win the SoCon, they'll do everything they can to make sure whoever does win it will do it with a 5-3 record in the league.]


3. Emphatic Victory: Gard Goes Wire-to-Wire for Record-Tying Tournament Win

[Guffey, a junior at Georgia Southern, toured the par-5s in 9-under. He jarred a 20-footer for birdie on No. 18 to fire a 68 with five birdies, including a 50-footer on No. 5, and finished at 10-under. "I hit the ball so well, I just needed more putts to fall,'' Guffey said.]


4. 2013 NFL Draft: Breaking Down the Draft – The Dallas Cowboys

[With their other third round pick, the Cowboys picked J.J. Wilcox, safety from Georgia Southern. Like Williams, Wilcox is an impressive athlete with significant potential but has a ways to go before he is a polished player. Wilcox spent the early part of his career as a wide receiver before making the move to safety and while that is an endorsement of his physical talent, it means he has played only one year at the safety position and is quite raw. Even though he was playing largely on instinct his first year, Wilcox was impressive and as he improves, he could make leaps and bounds as a player. The question facing the Cowboys is how they are going to have him learn; as depth or in the line of fire on the field.]


5. 8 To Eyeball: What I’ll Watch For At Cowboys OTAs

[What’s that old saying about quarterbacks? “When you think you have two starting QBs, you really have none’’? One of these weeks very soon, a starting safety alongside Barry Church will emerge. In the first week of OTAs, veteran Will Allen and Matt Johnson, who spent his rookie year on various injury lists, took turns jumping out. Rookie J.J. Wilcox also had impressive moments.]


6. The Dallas Cowboys 2013 Final Roster

[Secondary: (10) Will Allen, Brandon Carr, Barry Church, Morris Claiborne, Matt Johnson, Danny McCray, Sterling Moore, Orlando Scandrick, B.W. Webb and J.J. Wilcox. Matt Johnson shows why he was drafted last year and starts at safety alongside Barry Church and Wilcox gets a good amount of playing time.]


7. New Orleans Zephyrs fail to get the sweep, losing 7-3 to Omaha

[Nady would, again, drive in Giavotella for his second run of the day and end Zephyrs pitcher A.J. Battisto’s day. Battisto took the loss, falling to 1-1 on the season.]


8. Chasers Down New Orleans 7-3

[Everett Teaford gave up a run in two innings of relief work before Kelvin Herrera closed the door with a scoreless ninth.]


9. Giants Drop 14-Inning Marathon To Bakersfield

[The Giants didn't take their first lead of the game until a four-run bottom of the eighth inning. Trailing 7-5, Bobby Haney began the frame with a single before Shawn Payne drew a one-out walk to put the potential tying run on base. New pitcher El'Hajj Muhammad then issued a walk to Lofton to load the bases. A five-pitch walk to Brock Bond followed to force home the first run of the inning.]


10. 2012 Dawg Sports Football Season In Review: Georgia Southern

[We were riding such a tremendous wave of excitement, however, that it would have been supremely easy to overlook the fiesty Georgia Southern Eagles who were strolling into town with a massive upset on their minds. Though they were a Division I-AA team, the Eagles could not be considered pushovers, as they were ranked #3 in the I-AA polls, and had previously given the Alabama defense fits in 2011, scoring more points on the eventual national championship defense than any other team that year. On top of that, Southern continued their tradition of bringing far more fans than any other Division I-AA team ever to visit Athens, packing out their ticket allotment with, by my estimation, at least 3,000-4,000 Eagle fans in the stands, including their band. As it turns out, they would end up bringing far more fans than the North Avenue Trade School the following week, which seems appropriate, since they probably have more actual fans anyway than the Golden Tornado.]


11. Bohannon hires Gilliland to coach KSU’s QBs and B-backs

[Kennesaw State football coach Brian Bohannon has hired Brett Gilliland to be quarterbacks and B-backs coach. Gilliland has spent the previous three seasons at Georgia Southern, where he worked with the B-backs in 2010, tight ends and tackles in 2011 and wide receivers last year.]