View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links--Sunday, October 19, 2008

19th October 2008, 07:04 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. Eagles Fall to #2 Appalachian State 37-36

[“Some how we just have to find a way to win these close ones. It’s just a play here or there that comes back to get us. Sooner or later our luck has to change,” said Georgia Southern head coach Chris Hatcher. “We played hard and went toe to toe with the No. 2 team in the country. They have a fine football team but we’re not very far behind. This is going to be tough to come back from but our guys need to do that to get ready for next week. We had our chances but we just didn’t make the plays. We just have to do a better job of executing for the entire game.”]


2. Swimming and Diving Defeated SCAD and the College of Charleston

[The Georgia Southern Swimming and Diving team (3-1) defeated the College of Charleston 203-58 and Savannah College of Art and Design 161-100 Saturday afternoon in Savannah.]


3. Volleyball Continues Homestand Sunday and Monday

[ “I think we’re feeling good as far as confidence goes,” said GSU head coach Chad Callihan. “We know that there are some areas of weakness that we’re working on daily and trying to get better. But our attitude is in the right place at this point in the season and the girls have been committed to coming in each day and picking out things we need to improve upon.”]


4. Oh so close...

["For us today to come back and win that ballgame, I think that's big," Moore said. "We're certainly not there. We're still young and green and we make a lot of mistakes. We certainly haven't arrived, but I think it's a giant step in the right direction."]


5. Wild finish gives Georgia Southern another loss

[For years, Paulson Stadium was a house of horrors for visiting teams as Georgia Southern ran off an NCAA Division I-AA 39 consecutive wins. The stadium dubbed "The Prettiest Little Stadium in America," is still pretty. But it is no longer a dreaded venue for visiting teams.]


6. Appalachian State hands GSU another close home loss

["Give us four points and we're a top team in the nation," GSU wide receiver Raja Andrews said.]


7. Good day for GSU's Andrews but loss hurts

["Every loss hurts," Andrews said. "I think it was two good teams playing good football. It just didn't go our way."]


8. Appalachian State rallies by fiesty Georgia Southern 37-36

["It was a great football game," Coach Jerry Moore of the Mountaineers said. "We made some mistakes like they did, but we played hard enough to overcome it. It was an important victory for us, to hang in and win it the way we did."]


9. ASU grabs road win after eight lead changes

[“We knew we were going to be in a dogfight,” Mountaineers quarterback Armanti Edwards said. “We couldn’t let them beat us two years in a row.”]


10. Mountaineers Have Just Enough to Edge Arch-Rival Eagles in Statesboro

[It was also an historical day for Appalachian’s all-universe quarterback, Armanti Edwards, because as of Saturday, he has accounted for more touchdowns than any player in Southern Conference football history… and he still has a year and a half of football to play.]


11. Mountaineers sneak past Eagles, 37-36

[Edwards ended the game by taking a knee on the final snap of the game, allowing the Mountaineers to win their third consecutive conference game and to leave with the most points the team has ever scored in Statesboro, Ga. "It's in the top 10," head coach Jerry Moore said of the craziest games he has been a part of. "It was a great football game and I hope that's the game we needed."]


12. Thriller in Statesboro: Apps Beat Georgia Southern, 37-36

[Georgia Southern donned blue pants instead of its traditional white for the first time since a 17-16 loss to Appalachian in Boone in 1999.]


13. GSU fans get answers from FBS feasibility study

["The fact that (Rosser officials) were open helped us understand (the pros and cons of a potential move)," said Nate Hirsch, a GSU booster and the Eagles' former radio play-by-play man. "I think we know it's feasible (to move up). There are just so many ifs and buts. The big part is Georgia Southern doesn't bring in much revenue."]


14. Notebook: Return game in shambles

[Diminutive speedster Jayson Foster was signed to the practice squad, but wasn’t activated for today’s game.]


15. Snapshot: Steelers-Bengals

[PR/KR Jayson Foster could be added to the 53-man roster soon if he shows anything in practice. The Steelers are desperate for return men and signed the rookie to their practice squad this week.]