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3rd August 2013, 08:24 AM
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1. Georgia Southern Football Returns for Day Two of Preseason Practice

[“Today was a lot better, it is a different practice schedule for us and we were in the groove a little bit more today,” said Georgia Southern Head Coach Jeff Monken. “I thought we got a lot of our practice, particularly with the older guys yesterday and I thought both sessions were better today. Hopefully these mental reps will help these younger guys. Every day is a learning experience for those guys right now.”]


2. Catching Up with Coach Zieziula

[Hear from Head Men's Tennis Coach Nick Zieziula about what the men's tennis team has been up to during the summer.]


3. Hess Signs with Houston Astros

[Former Eagle Justin Hess is set to continue his baseball career in the professional ranks after signing a free agent contract with the Houston Astros.]


4. The Eagles Nest - Aug. 2, 2013


5. New blood on D-line

[“That’s something we emphasize here,” added defensive coordinator Jack Curtis, “to be a very physical and tough football team. Those guys did a super job with that.”]


6. Polk County Amateur Returns to Lone Palm

[Drew Guffey of Bartow, a senior at Georgia Southern, returns as the 2009 Polk Amateur champion. He leads the field with a plus 3.2 handicap (averaging 3.2 strokes under par).]


7. T-Rock's Take on the Giants

[While some players juked and tried to avoid the blocker, Jayron Hosley decided to run right over Laron Scott. Now, Hosley is 5-10 and 178 pounds. There aren’t many players on the field smaller than he is. But he found one in Scott (5-9, 184) and obviously decided to use his height advantage while he could.]


8. Scout's Notebook: Eye On Matt Johnson; QB Stephens Responds

[Matt Johnson continues to work his way back in the role of an everyday football player after struggling through an injury plague rookie season that landed him on the injured reserve in 2012. He will run with the second defense this weekend paired with rookie J.J. Wilcox and it should be interesting how they both perform due to this being their first action in a NFL game.]


9. Chris Stratton leads Augusta GreenJackets past Charleston RiverDogs

[Augusta (21-18) scored one in the fourth on an RBI single by Joey Rapp. The Green-Jackets tacked on five in the sixth on RBI singles by Shawn Payne, Chuckie Jones and Ben Turner. Third baseman Shayne Houck capped the inning with his fourth home run of the season, a two-run shot. Payne went 2 for 4 with a double and RBI, and Jones added two hits and one RBI.]


10. Stars Lose Series Opener 13-2

[On Saturday, the Stars will play game two of a five-game series at Joe Davis Stadium against Mississippi. Huntsville will send RHP Andy Moye (5-11, 4.25 ERA) to the bump to try to snap their four-game losing skid while the M-Braves will counter with RHP Gus Schlosser (6-3, 2.35 ERA). First pitch is 6:43 ET.]


11. Beck comes through again for Dash in 8-3 win

[Beck (11-8) has won five of his last seven starts. On Friday night, he threw 92 pitches — 64 for strikes — and gave up three runs on eight hits and a walk. He also had two strikeouts. “Chris has done a great job for us all year,” Manager Ryan Newman of the Dash said. “That (was) his 11th win, and he could very easily have 14 or 15.”]


12. Schnepf: History shows a Bison three-peat is possible, but it won't be easy

[The rabid fans of Georgia Southern football have far more reason to talk four-peat. Before winning two straight national titles in 1999 and 2000, Georgia Southern turned the ball over six times in the first half en route to a 55-43 title loss to Massachusetts in 1998. Looking for a three-peat in 2001, Georgia Southern suffered a rare home playoff loss to Furman – once again, succumbing to turnovers. Running back Adrian Peterson – the one who played for the Chicago Bears – saw his college career end with a loss. “It’s hard to be on top all of the time … sooner or later, they’re going to get you,” were the postgame comments of Georgia Southern coach Paul Johnson, now the head coach at Georgia Tech.]