View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links—Thursday, October 16, 2008

16th October 2008, 07:34 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. ‘Blue Out’ Set for Saturday at Paulson Stadium

[Georgia Southern Football returns to Paulson Stadium this Saturday (Oct. 18), in a Southern Conference showdown against Appalachian State. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. and the game will be televised live on SportSouth.]


2. Women’s Basketball Begins Practice Friday

[“We are trying to broaden their [The Lady Eagles] horizons and let them see what is really out there,” said Coach Cram. “There is such great tradition and history at Notre Dame. It will be a trip these girls will never forget. When you play against Notre Dame, you are playing against the best. They are going to expose our weaknesses and expose them early so that we have time to work on them before we get hard into the conference schedule.”]


3. UNDER THE HELMET: Raja Andrews

[“Overall team success is the most important thing,” stated Andrews. “We need to get Georgia Southern back on track when we won six national championships. That to me is my ultimate accomplishment I want.”]


4. 'The Billy Lowe Effect'

[According to Lowe, an extraordinary performance from one or two of his teammates would be great, but Georgia Southern doesn't have to have any secrets or surprises to get the win. "That would be great if someone stepped up and we played a good game like we did against them last year," he said. "Anything could obviously happen, but I don't think we need anything special. We just need to go out there and play our game."]


5. Andrews a good catch for Georgia Southern

["I've been around some guys who are 5-9, 5-10 and they play like they're 6-2, 6-3, and he's one of those guys," GSU receivers coach Ron Dugans said. "He plays with a chip on his shoulder. He plays bigger than he is because he thrives on being the best receiver on the field."]


6. Younger players coming along for Georgia Southern

[He was recruited by several Division I-A teams, most notably Marshall, but spurned them in favor of Georgia Southern. As to his size, Baker does not see it as a handicap. "I've got a talent and that's speed," he said. "I might be small, but I can run between the tackles. I can get between the big players and make things happen when I get into the secondary."]


7. Around FCS: Mickey being Mickey

[Georgia Southern is another team with fading playoff hopes with a 3-3 record and tough games at The Citadel and Furman still remaining. But Eagle- Mountaineer games always seem to come down to the final play, no matter what else is on the line.]


8. SoCon reigns at the FCS summit

[The Sports Network poll is another indication of both the strength and the depth of the SoCon, which also placed Furman at No. 19 and The Citadel at No. 24 in the poll. With Georgia Southern cracking the coaches’ poll at No. 25, that makes six of the conference’s nine teams considered among the best FCS programs in the country.]


9. SSU football gets low mark from NCAA

[Georgia Southern had a 63 percent rate for football, 59 for men's basketball, 86 for women's basketball and 53 for baseball.]


10. RB Parker takes seat at practice

[The Steelers released defensive tackle Jordan Reffett from the practice squad and signed return specialist Jayson Foster. The 5-foot-7, 175-pound Foster starred at Georgia Southern and won the Walter Payton Award, which is given to the top player in Division I-AA, in 2007.]


11. Steelers Notebook: Polamalu criticizes current state of NFL

[The Steelers signed a kick returner -- to their practice squad. Jayson Foster, from Georgia Southern, replaces defensive tackle Jordan Reffett. Foster is 5 feet 7, 175 pounds. He went undrafted this year and signed with the Miami Dolphins, who released him before the season. While the Steelers' special teams play has improved in general this season, their return game has not. They average 3.8 yards on punt returns and 19.6 yards on kickoff returns. Foster switched between playing quarterback and wide receiver in college. He was the Southern Conference offensive player of the year in 2007 and was second in the nation with 167.6 yards average rushing per game.]


12. Time running out for Aussies

[Sydney's Aron Price is safe in 15th spot after winning one tournament and following up with a pair of top-10 finishes.]


13. Getting to know . . . Bobby Johnson, Menace to the Blogosphere

[Perhaps it would be unfair to characterize Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson as a dull man. But I can't imagine why on Earth that would stop me. I have to be honest. Since I started doing this post, I've reached pretty far in the name of comedy. I've accused Central Michigan's coach of being a former muskrat trapper. I've insinuated that Georgia Southern's Chris Hatcher makes up inappropriate parody lyrics to emo tunes.]


14. ‘Facing the Giants’ Actor To Speak at Trinity Ch.

[After the movie was made, Jason went on to Georgia Southern University where he played for the Georgia Southern Eagles football team for 2 years. Right before the release of the movie, God called Jason to step away from football to pursue the ministry. Jason had no idea how the Lord was about to catapult that ministry with the release of Facing the Giants which would go on to be released all over the United States and in 56 other countries.]