View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links—Friday, April 17, 2009

17th April 2009, 06:44 AM
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1. Baseball Plays Host to Davidson This Weekend

[The 27th-ranked Georgia Southern Baseball Eagles continue a five-game homestand, playing host to Davidson. The three-game series begins Friday night (April 17), first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday is slated for 2:30 p.m. and a 1:30 p.m. start on Sunday.]


2. Softball Continues Five Game Homestand this Weekend

[The Georgia Southern softball team (20-18, 9-6) is in the stretch run and will face UNC Greensboro in a critical Southern Conference series. First pitch in Saturday's doubleheader is set for 1 p.m.]


3. 2009 Legends of Georgia Southern Football Golf Classic set for May 8 at Cobblestone

[The 2009 Legends of Georgia Southern Football Golf Classic returns this year to Cobblestone Golf Course on the shores of Lake Acworth in northwest Atlanta. The date is set for Friday, May 8 with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The Classic will be played in a captain’s choice format. Cost for each player is $125, which includes a cart, round of golf, breakfast and lunch, and GSU premiums.]


4. Track & Field Prepares for Saturday's War Eagle Invitational

[The Georgia Southern track & field team is set to participate in their final meet before the Southern Conference Championships. The Eagles will be running at the War Eagle Invitational in Auburn, Ala. Saturday.]


5. Athletic Media Relations Blog

[To me one of the greatest things our athletics teams do outside the realm of competing is giving back to the community. I’m sure some of you have seen our athletes out around town helping the community, but I’m also sure many of you are unaware as to what our teams do. To highlight a few recent things our teams have done: our softball team hosted a Buddy Ball event welcoming youngsters to the field for an afternoon of softball fun, our men’s and women’s soccer teams worked with the Child Development Center on campus a few weeks back to play soccer with the kids out at the RAC, and our women’s basketball team weekly goes out to local elementary schools to work on some basketball drills with the children.]


6. Bears draft preview: Need No. 11 Fullback

[The biggest debate here may be what could turn into a roster battle between Davis and running backs Adrian Peterson and Garrett Wolfe. Given Wolfe's value on special teams last season, that could quickly become a battle between Davis and Peterson for one of the final 53 spots. The Bears began last season with four running backs and one fullback, bringing Davis in on their practice squad before he was eventually promoted. A lot of teams carry just three running backs on their 53. McKie is back to full strength from what was a pretty good quad muscle pull. He's been pretty durable appearing in 42 games over the last three seasons. Given how little the Bears are expected to use the position, it wouldn't be a surprise if they go with just one fullback. But Peterson will have to show more entering the final year of his contract.]


7. Former Georgia Southern Golfer Aron Price is in the Hunt at the Verizon Heritage

[Former Georgia Southern golfer Aron Price is off to a solid start after carding a 68. Beaufort’s Mark Anderson struggled a bit and carded a 3-over-par 74. He’ll tee off at 9am Friday morning two strokes off the cutline.]

http://www.wsav.com/sav/sports/local/article/former_georgia_southern_golfer_aron_price_is_in_th e_hunt_at_the_verizon_her/11436/

8. GSU'S Price turns Heritage into the 'Boro

[Price may live in Jacksonville. And his use of "mate" in conversation betrays his Australian roots. But he attended Georgia Southern University, and that makes him an Eagle for life. His 'Boro ties also mean the Heritage is a home game. Harbour Town is a 90-minute drive from the GSU campus, but the Eagle logo rivaled Titleist's and Callaway's on shirts and hats Thursday, at least among those fans following Price.]


9. L’Kings split a pair

[Second reliever Blake Nation was solid in two innings of finishing work.]


10. PBL Announces All-League Teams

[At the forward spots are Cedric McGinnis of the Wilmington Sea Dawgs and Tyrone Rayson of the Buffalo Stampede.]


11. Bowling Green Hot Rods Rally Late For 5-4 Comeback Win Over West Virginia Power

[The Hot Rods scored in the first inning for the third night in a row. Tim Beckham scored after an errant throw from Bobby Spain allowed Henry Wrigley to reach base, extending the inning.]


12. Pros Gilbert, Foster come home to help kids

[Other athletes will be in town today for the Macon Kids A Priority weekend’s other main event, a celebrity basketball game featuring, in addition to Tony Gilbert and Foster, Jerious Norwood, D.J. Shockley, Stephen Nicholas, Curtis Lofton, Brian Iwuh, Deke Cooper, Charles Grant, Kiwaukee Thomas, Clint Ingram, Thomas Davis, Randy McMichael, Robert Edwards, Deon Grant, Terrence Edwards, Sean Jones, Takeo Spikes and more. The game is at 7 p.m. at Westside High School and admission is $5 for anyone over the age of 12.]