View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links—Friday, September 20, 2013

20th September 2013, 08:00 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. Baseball Takes to the Field for the First Time

["I thought we had a really good first day and had great weather to work with. I thought our guys had a lot of energy out here and bounced around," Hennon said. "I liked what I saw, and it was a good start for us."]


2. Deeper Squad Should Have Golf Seeking NCAA Appearance Again in 2014

["We're probably the deepest we've been in a few years, and I'm very excited about having all five guys who played in the Regional last year back along with some guys who have developed in our program over the last few years," said Mays. "We've got quite a shootout going to just to see who is going to get to leave town every week. As a coach and as a program, that kind of depth is what you are looking for."]


3. Throwback Thursday – The Hugo Bowl – September 21, 1989

[Thousands of Eagle fans – 16,449 on the official count – dressed in various rain ensembles, packed the stands for the first-ever night game at Paulson Stadium. The soaking rain and a sizeable lead by Georgia Southern would send many home to drier, and more reasonable, environments. For those Chief Brown called the "few hardy souls," a few hundred stayed until the very end, immortalized in the iconic "Hugo Bowl" print.]


4. GSU runing back Torrance Hunt suspended

[“The one guy who can play (running back) that’s healthy? Number one, McKinnon,” Monken said. “Everybody wants to ask, ‘Why two quarterbacks?’ Well, Swope is injured. He didn’t play in game two, he played in game one and game three. I’d love to have McKinnon at full strength and Dominique Swope at full strength, and all the rest of them. You go right down the line, and you’re just trying to get the best guys out there. With that comes criticism when you lose. … We got beat, and it didn’t have anything to do with who was playing quarterback or who was playing running back. We didn’t block them.”]


5. Walker helping GSU get passing game off the ground

[“Zach’s a great talent,” Lunsford said. “He has great ball skills. He’s a guy who’s long and athletic and can do a lot of different things for us. The great thing is he’s a good person. too. He’s good-hearted. I think he’s a guy who buys into what Georgia Southern is all about, and when his number is called, he goes and tries to make plays.”]


6. Eagles open tourney with CMU

[“I’m getting to know them. I think I’m getting to know them very well, but they showed me some things (in Saturday’s wins over North Dakota state and Oral Roberts) thatsurprised.me. Each day I learn from them, and if they’re learning from me, I’m happy.”]


7. Volleyball expects volume, seeks victories in Georgia Southern Invitational

[“I think (Georgia Southern) is one of the better opponents we’ve played this season,” said head coach Erik Olson. “They’re probably the best defensive team we’ve seen all season. They have a nice record, so they’re confident.” Olson says he’s excited to see how the team will react to the raucous environment he believes will be present. “It looks like the most fun environment we’ve played in this season. The crowd is into it, and there are a lot of students there,” Olson said. “When I say fun, I mean hostile, but I like hostile.”]


8. Rookie J.J. Wilcox might be close to replacing Will Allen at strong safety

[Rookie safety J.J. Wilcox vows to be ready if the Dallas Cowboys are ready for him to play a bigger role. Wilcox has played only six snaps on defense this season, all in the New York Giants game, but he was taking first-team snaps in practice Thursday. “Well, you’re only one snap away when you’re a backup,” Wilcox said. “With that being said, I think I am [ready to play more]. I’m going to continue to keep preaching it: Be ready when my number’s called. It’s a great team. I’m going in a great direction, so I just want to be ready.”]


9. Safety first: Are Cowboys close to moving rookie J.J. Wilcox into the starting lineup?

[“Well, you’re only one snap away when you’re a backup,’’ Wilcox said. “With that being said, I think I am. I continue to keep preaching it, be ready when my number’s called. It’s a great team. I’m going in a great direction, so I just want to be ready.”]