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1. Eagles Fall at No. 11 Duke

[“I can’t tell you the last time I’ve been this proud of the team,” said head coach Rusty Cram. “We just held Duke to 69 points on their floor for a team that averages 90.5 points a game. It was an incredible effort from our team. We were pressed for a full 40 minutes and I thought we handled their pressure pretty well. The team didn’t quit and I’m extremely proud of that.”]


2. Martz Finished 5th in the 50 Free at the Gamecock Invitational

[Courtney Martz (Woodbine, Ga.) highlighted Georgia Southern's first day of action at the Gamecock Invitational Thursday, advancing to the finals of the 50 Free. Martz finished sixth in the event with a season-high time (24.02). The top-24 finishers in each event advance to the finals at 6 p.m. each day.]


3. Georgia Southern Men's Basketball Plays Host to "Legends Classic"

[Six tournament games for the "Legends Classic" over Thanksgiving weekend Friday-Sunday, (Nov. 27-29), will provide fans plenty of hoops action at Hanner Fieldhouse. The Georgia Southern Men's Basketball team welcomes Valparaiso, Arkansas-Fort Smith and Troy for the Statesboro sub-regional of the 12-team national tournament.]


4. Sanford and Van Dyke Earn SoCon Honors

[As announced by the Southern Conference Thursday (November 19), Bethany Sanford and Kate Van Dyke were named to the All-Conference First Team, while Van Dyke also picked up All-Freshman Team honors. The teams were selected based on ballots from the league’s 12 volleyball coaches.]


5. Eagle Baseball Signs Nine Recruits for 2011 Season

["I think we signed another outstanding class to join the Eagle Baseball program. I am confident we addressed our needs on the mound, in the infield and behind the plate. This class will help make key contributions to the program both on and off the field," said Hennon. "I have to give credit to (assistant coach) Mike Tidick for his continued hard work and hours on the road. I have also been impressed with how well pitching coach B.J. Green did in his first year of recruiting for us. They have worked tirelessly going around the region during the summer and fall. I think their hard work will pay off for us in the long run."]


6. It's all about the seniors in final GSU game

[“The 2005 win against (then No. 1 ranked) Furman,” said Fountain about his favorite GSU memory. “I didn’t play, I was redshirted, but I remember jumping up and down in the middle of the field and people coming up to me and saying, ‘Thank you.’ I was like, ‘I didn’t do anything.’ That and the App game, just all those big wins, the mat drills and the hard times and all the friendships. Everything’s worth it. I didn’t come out with a ring but I got a diploma and made a bunch of friends. In the long run, it was all worth it.”]


7. Around the state

[Key matchup: Citadel WR/PR Andre Roberts could cause problems for Georgia Southern, which allows 209 yards passing per game. He has 72 catches for 711 yards and seven touchdowns and is fourth in Division I-AA in punt returns with 13 for 208 yards, a 16-yard average. He caught 10 passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns in last weekend’s loss to Chattanooga.]


8. Local stars doing well in college

[Mora has been similarly effective for Georgia Southern with his career in Statesboro not yet at its midpoint. A redshirt sophomore, Mora is perfect on 18 PATs this year and 14-for-19 on field goals, including a 50-yarder against Wofford on Oct. 3. The Eagles (4-6, 3-4 in Southern Conference) close their season on Saturday against The Citadel.]


9. Special teams sometimes overlooked

[Return men such as Devin Hester, Johnny Knox or Danieal Manning might earn an occasional highlight on “SportsCenter.” But those shows rarely feature replays that highlight the grunt work of special-teams players such as Adrian Peterson, Craig Steltz, Tim Shaw or Darrell McClover. “The media doesn’t highlight it, but everybody here understands what special teams means,” said Peterson, who has 104 special-teams tackles in eight seasons. “That’s all that really matters.”]


10. UFL Review: Florida Tuskers Defeat California Redwoods 34-27

[That play is more notable for the fact that Florida wide receiver Jayson Foster held onto the football after getting ca-rushed in the end zone.]


11. Bloomington Extreme Add Three to 2010 Roster

[Eugene Phillips, 6'3" 260 - Defensive Lineman will return to the Extreme for his second season with the organization. Phillips played his college football at Georgia Southern, where he was a starting defensive end on their three national championship teams. As a 9 year professional, Phillips has averaged double-digit sacks each season. Prior to playing for the Extreme, Phillips spent 3 seasons with the Billings Outlaws of the IFL.]