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7th March 2014, 07:25 AM
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1. Track & Field Transitions to Outdoor Season

["We were focused on being at our best for indoor championships, but we were making sure we did some work every day on our outdoor events as well," said Georgia Southern Head Coach Marlo Mincey. "As far as the transition from indoor to outdoor, we want to keep improving. We have so many events to look forward to during outdoor season as the additional sprint events really play into our strengths as a team."]


2. Griffin Named to Johnny Bench Watch List

[Georgia Southern student-athlete Chase Griffin was named to the Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com Watch List today.]


3. 2014 Football Season Tickets on Sale Now

[Season tickets for Georgia Southern's inaugural season in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) are on sale now with seating options in the new north side mid-deck, in the exclusive Bishop Club and also Family Plan grass seating. Eagle fans can renew their current seats through April 18th or purchase season tickets for the first time by calling 1-800-GSU-WINS.]


4. Women's Basketball Meets Wofford in SoCon Tourney

[Georgia Southern opens play in its 22nd and final Southern Conference Tournament Friday against Wofford.]


5. Holy Cross on the Docket at Clements this Weekend

[The Georgia Southern Eagles are off to their best start since 2009 but are set to host one of the top teams in RPI for four games this weekend. The Holy Cross Crusaders rank 17th in early season RPI after splitting a four-game series with Mississippi State and winning one of four against Charleston Southern. The Eagles rank second in the NCAA with a .348 batting average and lead the nation in runs, runs per game, hits, doubles, home runs and slugging percentage. GSU's hot start has the Eagles receiving votes in the latest National College Baseball Writers Association Poll.]


6. Tourney time

[“We’re putting every single thing we have on Furman,” Byington said. “The only person who’s looked ahead has been one assistant coach scouting for Chattanooga. In everybody else’s mind, there’s nothing else.”]


7. Georgia Southern men, women look for fresh starts in tournament

[“The big thing about mid-major tournaments is everyone is in the same boat,” Southern men’s coach Mark Byington said. “You have to be the best team that day.”]


8. Furman guard's style leads to more free throws

[Now Croone is set to lead 10th-seeded Furman (9-20, 3-13) into today’s first round matchup with seventh-seeded Georgia Southern at the SoCon Tournament at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, N.C. The Paladins will look to avenge a pair of regular-season losses to the Eagles, who are competing in their final SoCon tournament before leaving for the Sun Belt next season.]


9. Wofford women look to repeat vs. Ga. Southern

[The ninth-seeded Terriers, who play eighth-seeded Georgia Southern at 11 a.m. Friday in Kimmel Arena, only a week ago routed GSU, 73-49, at the Benjamin Johnson Arena. It was their largest margin of victory against a Division I opponent in eight years.]


10. Ranking the position-by-position free agency needs of the Dallas Cowboys

[J.J. Wilcox was drafted in the third round last year, but he struggled to establish himself during his rookie season. The jump from Georgia Southern is obviously a big one.]


11. Thursday's recap: Mariners 7, White Sox 4; White Sox 6, Royals 6

[On the mound: Chris Beck allowed two runs on four hits, walked two and struck out one in his start against the Royals.]


12. Mann, Rogers play different but important roles in Archer's success

[“From softball, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy,” said Mann, who is signed to play college softball at Georgia Southern beginning in the fall. “I knew I not only had to work hard to get better each day, but we all had to try to want to win the rings and want it more than anyone else. I know in basketball, if you have to have that drive, that same work ethic, you’ll get there.”]