View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links—Friday, March 13, 2009

13th March 2009, 06:51 AM
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1. Baseball Begins Eight-Game Road Trip

[Georgia Southern Baseball kicks off an eight-game road trip, and begins Southern Conference play, Friday night (March 13) at UNC Greensboro. First pitch in the three-game series is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday. Saturday and Sunday is scheduled to start at 2 and 1 p.m., respectively. With Spring Break next week, the Eagles will also play at North Carolina A&T on Monday afternoon (March 16), a 1 p.m. start.]


2. Spring Practice #7

[“We got a lot of guys out there doing a good job. A lot are leading by example... Lee Chapple definitely has got a lot of the guys on the team following. Harland Bower has been around a long time, been practicing extremely hard and giving great effort. That is rubbing off on the others as well,” said Hatcher.]


3. Eagles Land in Hawai’i for Kaua’i Collegiate Cup

[After a two week hiatus, the Georgia Southern golf team returns to action at the 10th Annual Kaua’i Collegiate Cup hosted by Western Kentucky University on the Garden Isle of Hawai’i. Competition begins March 13 on the par 72, 6,991 yard Wailua Golf Course.]


4. Softball Hosts Appalachian State in SoCon Home Opener

[The Georgia Southern softball team (8-12, 1-2) will host Appalachian State (9-8, 3-0) this weekend in the Southern Conference home opener. The Eagles opened conference play last week in Charleston, S.C. and won their first conference game of the season 1-0 over the College of Charleston. Megen Smith (Springfield, Ga.) provided Georgia Southern's lone run in the second inning with a solo shot to left, her first of the season.]


5. Just glad to be here

[“We’ve got a lot of athleticism on our side,” said Hickey, who measures in at 5-foot-10, 175 pounds. “We may not be the biggest people in the world, but we can make plays.”]


6. Eagles trying to stay sharp

[It may be Ole Miss or Arkansas. Southern Miss or Kentucky. Georgia Southern or UTEP maybe. Georgia or Wake Forest perhaps. The Florida Gulf Coast University women's basketball team still has no clue who, or where, it's going to play in the first round of next week's Women's NIT.]


7. Pampling one off the pace

[Compatriot Greg Chalmers is in a tie for eighth place after a carding a four-under-par 68, while Steve Allan, Aron Price and Matt Jones all started brightly with 70s in their opening round.]


8. No compensatory picks forecast for Bills

[Matt Murphy (signed in Oct.), Kiwaukee Thomas (cut Aug. 9) and Mario Haggan (signed in season) did not qualify because their signings were outside the regular free agency period which closed July 22. Thomas didn’t make his roster and was disqualified.]