View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links—Wednesday, October 28, 2009

28th October 2009, 07:40 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. Football News and Notes

[Georgia Southern remained 10th in country for toughest schedule among all FCS programs. The Eagles were 10th last week after jumping up nine spots the previous week. Georgia Southern's past opposition has a .604 winning percentage, and the overall opposition record is at .559. The next closest Southern Conference program is Wofford at 24th.]


2. Preseason Notebook: Eagles Look Deep After First Week of Practice

[After one full week of practice, the Georgia Southern women’s basketball team has started to intensify the practice schedule, hitting on different areas of the game each day. With seven newcomers vying for playing time, head coach Rusty Cram is pleased to see the level of intensity the players are showing. “I love their hustle. The young ladies are working hard,” stated Cram. “We certainly have some conditioning left to do and we are nowhere near game shape. But they are learning three to four new things every day and it’s tough to keep their focus. But with 11 freshmen and sophomores, they are going through the learning process, and having to put it all together.”]


3. Balance of power shifts to the top of SoCon

[Furman (4-3, 3-2) and Georgia Southern (4-4, 3-2) each had a chance to remain in contention for the SoCon title, but while the Mountaineers were busy knocking off the Eagles, Furman gave The Citadel it’s first conference win.]


4. GSU's DuBose in the middle of everything

["He's a great mike linebacker," Eagles coach Chris Hatcher said. "We knew when we recruited him we were fortunate to get him. He's a solid leader and the guys follow him.]


5. Around the state

[DB Hudson Presume, who was taken off the field on a stretcher after being injured while making a tackle in Saturday’s 52-16 loss to Appalachian State on Saturday, suffered a concussion, according to an athletic department spokesman. ... DT Markeith Wylie (Washington-Wilkes) has three of the Eagles’ 11 fumble recoveries, which is tied for sixth in the nation. Georgia Southern has 17 takeaways, 19th nationally and more than the Eagles had in all of 2008. ... The Eagles gave up a school-record 712 yards to Appalachian State.]


6. Defense makes amends

[As Georgia Southern fans filed into Kidd Brewer Stadium Saturday afternoon, their voices echoed throughout the hills, chanting, “Beware of lawn mowers!” On this particular Black Saturday, however, perhaps Mountaineer fans ought to have responded by warning the Eagles to “Beware of Armanti!”]


7. Mountaineers Go In Search Of Fifth-Straight Win Over Paladins Saturday

[The Mountaineers, who rolled up 712 yards of total offense against Georgia Southern Saturday (one yard from tying a school record set against Piedmont in 1936), also put together one of its most-impressive defensive performances of the season, limiting the Eagles to just 171 yards of total offense. The 712 yards by the Mountaineers were the most yards ever allowed by an Eagle defense, surpassing the 680 yards the Florida Gators gained against an Eagle defense in 1996. The 52-16 victory by the Mountaineers was the largest margin of victory against the traditional SoCon titans in the modern era.]


8. Adrian Peterson: Peterson still not ready

[Bears coach Lovie Smith did not sound optimistic about Adrian Peterson (knee) being ready for Sunday's game against the Browns. Peterson is well behind his original recovery period from the sprained right knee. The Bears are ranked 29th in the league in rushing yards per game, but it's unlikely Peterson could do anything to change that. Garrett Wolfe is still Matt Forte's backup.]


9. 70+ Players Turned Out For Competitive NH Combine

[Pro Partner Sports (www.propartnersports.com), who entered one of the agency teams in the event, managed to post the top record through the combine (6-0). The Pro Partner team featured the high flying Julian Allen (6'5 Georgia Southern), strong guard Dawin Whiten (6'3 Cal-Poly), and the dynamic Tyrece Gibbs (6'4 UNH). Bobby Bailey, Mo Sumter, and Marcus Palmer were also impressive.]