View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links—Thursday, October 08, 2009

8th October 2009, 07:41 AM
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1. Eagles End Road Trip at North Carolina

[The Eagles (3-2 overall) began their current road trip at Elon and are coming off a 26-21 win at Wofford last weekend. This will be Georgia Southern's third Football Bowl Subdivision opponent in as many years, and first-ever meeting not only against UNC but a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. GS is 1-16 all-time against the FBS, getting the win in 2004 at Florida International.]


2. Girl Scout Appreciation Day Set for Eagle Volleyball

[As the Georgia Southern volleyball Eagles prepare to take on Southern Conference foe College of Charleston on October 10, Girl Scout troops are getting excited for Girl Scout Appreciation Day in Hanner Fieldhouse. After the conference match, troops will receive a free pizza party, a special meet and greet with the team and coaches followed by a volleyball clinic.]


3. Jamere’s sudden impact

[Valentine has been the Eagles’ most consistent receiver this year, and it is no accident. “He’s a very savvy receiver,” said Hatcher, “and every day he comes out and works hard at getting better. He prepares, and he’s a big, physical guy. Every game this year he’s made plays for us.”]


4. It could be worse, GSU could be playing UNC in hoops

[As long as Southern plays with 63 scholarships, it should only play I-A competition at the start of the season. But the schedule is set. And maybe, the Eagles will have a respectable showing. North Carolina is going through its own struggles, particularly on offense.]


5. Wednesday Butch Davis Quotes

[“Georgia Southern is a team that has got a lot of gifted, talented athletes. It’s a program that’s had a lot of winning tradition. They do a lot of unique and different things defensively that is going to challenge our offense. They’ve got a 3-3-stack package, they’ve got a bear package and they’ve got several different looks and blitzes. They’re a very fast and athletic football team. They’ve got a lot of guys capable of making a lot of plays.”]


6. Georgia Southern at North Carolina

[Ga. Southern is making the second of three trips to the state of North Carolina, having lost 28-14 at Elon on Sept. 26 and yet to visit Appalachian State on Oct. 24 (GSU also beat Western Carolina earlier in the season in Statesboro.)]


7. Extra Points Archive: The Giant Killers

[But the financial emphasis is no longer on taking road trips to large venues in other parts of the nation; it's on having at least seven home games a year. To have the balance in their favor, the Tar Heels schedule some teams--like this week's opponent, Georgia Southern--that will come to Chapel Hill without requiring a return game to their home venue.]


8. Bowden lands support

[Last week: 3-4 (Why can’t I pick N.C. State correctly?) To date: 31-14. This week: Wake 17 Maryland 14; N.C. State 27, Duke 14; North Carolina 34, Georgia Southern 10; Miami 42, Florida A&M 0; Georgia Tech 20, Florida State 17; Va. Tech 26, Boston College 20; Virginia 17, Indiana 10.]


9. Haslett says Gabriel's production had dropped off in practice, Tuskers bring in ex-Buc Marcus Maxwell

[The Tuskers starting recievers will be Taye Biddle and Chas Gessner, who will be backed up by Paris Warren, Jayson Foster and Frank Murphy.]


10. The end is near for PGA Tour hopefuls

[Only two players from the top ten on this year’s money list, Blake Adams and Henrik Bjornstad, will take their place in this week’s field where prizemoney is only half of that played for last week in San Jacinto.]


11. Local flavor

[The short story on each is that Luke List attended Baylor. Adam Mitchell attended McCallie. Apyan attended Hixson. Matt Hughes attended Dalton. Michael Clark II lives in Dalton. Blake Adams grew up in Dalton. And John Kimbell began his professional career in LaFayette, Ga.]


12. Unbeaten FHS boys golf repeats as state champs

[Davis Bunn, Region 2-AAA champion and a Tennessee-Chattanooga signee, led the Admirals’ two-day charge by finishing fourth (147), followed by teammate and fellow senior Hayden Anderson, a Georgia Southern signee, who took sixth (149). “Davis had a tremendous year,” FHS head coach Scott McKenzie said. “Hayden had a great year.”]