View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links—Friday, October 09, 2009

9th October 2009, 06:58 AM
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1. Strong Second Half Brought the Eagles Within a Goal

[The Georgia Southern women's soccer team (0-12-0, 0-5-0) came up a goal short in the final tally despite a strong second half performance. Sara Oland (Evans, Ga.) scored her first goal of the season and the defense held the Citadel (5-8-0, 2-3-0) to three shots in the half.]


2. Eagles Continue Fall Play at UNF Invitational

["This will be a good tournament for us to get more match play against tough competition and to continue the success from our tournament a couple of weeks ago," said head coach Justin Miles.]


3. Eagles Travel to North Florida for UNF Invitational

[“We are excited about getting back into competition this weekend after having a few weeks off since our first fall tournament,” said head coach Amy Bonner. “This tournament is always competitive with difficult teams, so it will be a good test for the team. We are looking forward to a fun and challenging weekend.”]


4. Eagle Volleyball Returns to Conference Play Hosting Two League Foes

[After a short break from league play earlier this week, the Georgia Southern volleyball team returns to Southern Conference action this weekend, hosting The Citadel and College of Charleston in Hanner Fieldhouse. Match times on Friday and Saturday are set for 7 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively.]


5. Matching up with the big boys

[“We better get rid of the ball quickly, or it will be a long day for (quarterback Lee) Chapple,” said GSU coach Chris Hatcher. “Defensively they’re probably as good as I’ve seen. They have two d-tackles that are potential first-round draft choices and a couple of their underclassmen one day will be. In a game like this, you just want to keep it close at the end and anything can happen. That’s our goal – try to win it there at the end.”]


6. Georgia Southern Game Guide

[This will be not only the first meeting between Carolina and Georgia Southern, but it will also be Georgia Southern's first game against an ACC opponent. Georgia Southern has faced 18 FBS opponents in its history and has a 1-17 record, knocking off Florida International in 2004. Its last FCS opponent was Georgia, which it lost to by a 45-21 score. In fact, the Eagles have faced Georgia twice since 2004 and has averaged 24.5 points against the Bulldogs.]


7. ACC: Week 6 predictions

[North Carolina 42, Georgia Southern 7 -- UNC’s offense should show up this weekend. After all, it’s the second Southern Conference opponent the Heels have faced this year, and last time, UNC scored 40 points on The Citadel. There’s no excuse for UNC not to head into its bye week with a win.]


8. Picks at the wire: Week 6

[Georgia Southern at North Carolina (3:30): Tar Heels 35-10. Can the Tar Heels' offense get well? Quite possibly this week. A little set of numbers: North Carolina is averaging 35.5 points in nonconference home games and 7.3 points the rest of the time. This one's at Kenan, and Carolina should roll to a victory that won't mean much since it already has one Division I-AA victory.]


9. ACC Power Rankings: Week Five (Plus Week Six Picks)

[Georgia Southern 6, North Carolina 35: A good chance for the Tar Heels to get back on track against a weaker opponent.]


10. ACC INSIDER: What the other guys are saying

[Although Georgia Southern was once a powerhouse in the division formerly known as I-AA, this game figures to be a chance for the Tar Heels to get some of their mojo back after back-to-back ACC losses to Georgia Tech and Virginia. Still, GSU is looking forward to the opportunity to play in Chapel Hill against a major college opponent.]


11. Weekend Preview: A lot on the line in SEC, Big Ten, Pac-10

[Wouldn't Wannabe U.:Georgia Southern has a proud tradition of success at the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) level. But this year's Eagles' squad is hovering around the middle of the Southern Conference standings, and this week visits a North Carolina team in desperate need of flexing some offensive muscle after back-to-back ACC drubbings.]


12. Is it possible for Greg Norman to choke even if he’s not playing?

[Meanwhile, the Tar Heels have an exhibition game against Georgia Southern to see if they can’t locate something that resembles an offense.]


13. Peterson's injury might force a reshuffling at running back

[As the rain fell gently Thursday at Halas Hall and offensive coordinator Ron Turner was asked about the situation at running back with Adrian Peterson nursing a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee, Kahlil Bell was the last man on the field.]


14. List Shoots 3-Under 69 At Chattanooga Classic But Trials By 5

[Chattanooga-area players scores included: Blake Adams, who grew up in Dalton, and John Kimbell, who began his career in LaFayete, each shot 68.]