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6th March 2009, 08:07 AM
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1. Lady Eagles' Comeback Attempt Falls Short in SoCon Tournament to Elon

[Georgia Southern used two late runs in the second half to erase a 22 point deficit, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Elon Phoenix as the Lady Eagles fell 57-54 in the opening round of the Southern Conference tournament Thursday night (March 5). The Lady Eagles ended the 2009 season 16-14 overall and 11-10 in conference action.]


2. Spring Football #3

[“It was just a very average day, we didn’t have the intensity we need. Tomorrow we’ll be in full pads and scrimmage for the first time. We just got to get a little more aggressive in everything we do,” said Hatcher.]


3. Softball drops doubleheader to North Florida

[Georgia Southern held late leads in both games one and two but could not hold on as North Florida sweeps the Eagles in Thursday’s doubleheader.]


4. Eagles Prepare for SoCon Men’s Basketball Tournament

[The third season begins on Friday afternoon (March 6) for the Georgia Southern Men’s Basketball team, as the Eagles prepare to face Appalachian State in the opening round of the Southern Conference Tournament. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. at McKenzie Arena on the campus of University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.]


5. Ben Drayton Named to SoCon All-Freshman Team

[Georgia Southern University’s Ben Drayton III (St. Marys/Camden County) was named to the Southern Conference’s All-Freshman Team. The league’s men’s basketball coaches voted on the All-Conference and All-Freshmen teams.]


6. Holiday Inn Eagle Invitational Set for This Weekend

[Georgia Southern Baseball will play host to the Holiday Inn Eagle Invitational this weekend at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles will face Indiana, LeMoyne and 20th-ranked East Carolina this weekend in the round-robin format.]


7. Eagles Set to Open Conference Play Welcoming Appalachian State

[Returning to action following almost two weeks off, the Georgia Southern men’s tennis team is set to open its 2009 Southern Conference schedule on Friday, March 6 when they welcome Appalachian State to the Hanner Tennis Complex. First serve between the conference rivals is slated for 2:30 p.m.]


8. Eagles Set to Host Evansville and Appalachian State

[After a week hiatus due to inclement weather, the Georgia Southern women’s tennis team returns to the hard-courts on Friday, March 6 when they play host to Evansville in a 10 a.m. match in Statesboro. The Eagles then turn around and welcome conference foe Appalachian State on Saturday at noon to the Hanner Tennis Complex.]


9. Lady Eagles shocked

[“We played better defense than we had all year long,” said first-year Elon coach Karen Barefoot. “We scouted (GSU) pretty well, and they beat us pretty badly (in a 59-29 win Jan. 26 in Hanner Fieldhouse). We watched film and we worked really hard to play better defensively.”]


10. Bower back to lead defense

[Harland Bower is back. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound senior has returned to the Georgia Southern defense after missing an entire year with a torn biceps. He has the scar to prove it and he’s willing to straighten his left arm to show you.]


11. Eagles hope App isn't last game

[“We just have to view it as the third part of our season now,” said GSU coach Jeff Price. “Try to put some of our bad experiences out of our mind, regroup and refocus. Look at it as a new opportunity — we play Appalachian State. We’re working hard to get prepared for that game and do our best.”]


12. Commentary: ASU takes hard road to finals

[Oh, Appalachian State can certainly beat Georgia Southern, the No. 5 seed from the South Division, Friday afternoon. It’s the first game of the tournament, so what better way for the Mountaineers to begin that with a win over the Eagles, who have had a rough season. Appalachian State already beat Georgia Southern 95-82 in Statesboro, Ga. this year, so there’s no reason to think the Mountaineers can’t do it again.]


13. Tough road to finals

[“Georgia Southern is going to be hungry,” Fancher said. “Jeff Price does a good job with his kids and I don’t think they’re going to be any less dangerous.”]


14. ASU looks for focus in opener of tournament

["It's been a real difficult season, one I'm not used to dealing with and our program isn't used to dealing with," Price said. "I think the only thing you can do is take your team and refocus and realize it's a new opportunity."]


15. Elon women hold on -- barely -- for tourney upset

[Georgia Southern swept the regular-season series with Elon -- the most recent result was an embarrassing 59-29 loss for the Phoenix in January -- but with Medley knocking down four 3s and erupting for 18 points in the first half, Elon established an early tone. "She's always talking about playing with passion," Medley said, referring to Barefoot. "And honestly, I went in the game with no fear whatsoever."]


16. Alba head for fifth German basketball double

[Mike Koch's Bonn team cut the error count but still found themselves trailing 34-22 at half time. Bonn trimmed the lead to 42-35 but Alba opened up a huge gap thanks largely to Julius Jenkins who picked up 25 points. Three minutes from the end end Alba had their sixth cup win safe and as they pushed to a final 69-44 win the Berlin fans sang Rhenish songs to celebrate their success. Jenkins received the MVP award.]


17. Allenby edges ahead

[His three-over-par round was matched by a host of players including four Australians - Aron Price, Nick O'Hern, Greg Chalmers and Marc Leishman.]


18. Wilmington Sea Dawgs Take 111-97 Decision From Augusta Groove

[Cedric McGinnis led the Dawgs with 28 points. Kris Clark scored 15, and Jim Jones and Jermaine Williams each scored 11.]


19. Ball State to host annual coaches clinic

[Deion Melvin (former coach at Bowling Green and FCS powerhouse Georgia Southern) will be in attendance.]


20. Joe Tresey Teleconference Transcript

[When we were at Georgia Southern, I came down and visited some kids in Orlando as coordinator. We would recruit and we had a lot of teams that ran the triple in Central Florida, so met some of the coaches through that aspect. So I have some familiarity.]