View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links—Thursday, May 21, 2009

21st May 2009, 06:38 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. Pierce's Walk-Off Single in the 11th Sends Eagles Past Davidson

[“It was a hard fought game... come tournament time you really will take it anyway you can get it,” said Pierce. “I’m just glad we were able to find a way.”]


2. GSU holds off Wildcats in first-round win

[“I wanted to hit it into the outfield because I didn’t want to hit a double-play ball right there,” said Pierce, whose walkoff single was his first hit of the contest. “I got a pitch that I like to hit and I just happened to be late on it. Luckily for us it fell in a hole.”]


3. Chicago Bears' Offseason Review Thus Far

[The question here is how they will utilize everyone, because I think Garrett Wolfe is the definition of a change of pace back, and should get a few touches every game, and Adrian Peterson has been solid when asked to carry the ball.]


4. Nitties alcohol-free on US PGA Tour

[Warrnambool-born Leishman collected $US214,262 ($A277,000) to jump to 99th on the money list, while the other Australian rookie, Aron Price, is ranked 117th.]


5. Springfield Cardinals win in dramatic fashion

[First baseman Curt Smith came through in the 10th inning. With runners on the corners, he blasted a hard grounder to the shortstop, who threw home to the catcher. But Flint Wipke dropped the ball at home, and Steven Hill touched the plate to score the winning run.]


6. Hot Rods outlast Sand Gnats, 4-3, in 12 innings

[The Hot Rods have a definite Georgia flavor, with former Georgia Southern standout Jeremy Beckham and his younger brother Tim, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2008 draft out of Atlanta's Griffin High, which as a senior Tim led to its first state baseball title since 1981.]


7. Ex-W. Alamance, Graham player transfers to Queens

[Former Western Alamance and Graham High School standout Nate Blackburn has joined the men's basketball team at Queens University, according to information released by the school Wednesday. Blackburn sat out last season in what became a redshirt freshman year at Georgia Southern, a member of the Southern Conference, which competes on the Division I level.]


8. Fan Base Questions

[I recall hearing some Dawg brass worry twenty years ago that the distribution of alumni wasn't keeping up with Atlanta's explosive population growth. Then in the 90s the big leaps in admissions requirements at UGA created some talk that the school's small-town fan base might be affected, since lots of good ol' boys might be forced to go to Georgia Southern or Valdosta State.]