Six weeks ago, despite a stretch where they won six-straight games and earned a No. 1 ranking, there was a lingering question as to whether the Georgia Southern Eagles were actually good enough to win the national championship.
FARGO, N.D. - Georgia Southern officials are hoping to return home with more than a victory after Friday's football game at North Dakota State.
BOSTON - Liberty Mutual Insurance named Georgia Southern head football coach Jeff Monken one of five FCS finalists for the 2012 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award.
It'll be a good one if you like passing. Rushing too.
Legendary coach Erk Russell now stands watch forever outside Paulson Stadium in Statesboro after officials unveiled his statue on Saturday before Georgia Southern's first-round playoff game.
ATLANTA - The Braves traded Tommy Hanson to the Los Angeles Angels for former closer Jordan Walden on Friday, clearing a spot in the Atlanta rotation for Julio Teheran, Randal Delgado or another young starter.
Start the playoffs now.
ATLANTA - With Georgia one win away from playing for a national championship, quarterback Aaron Murray has suddenly imposed a media blackout.
ATHENS - Christian Robinson is a competitor. Naturally, the Georgia linebacker would like to see how the Bulldogs stack up against the best teams from around the nation.
STATESBORO - The Georgia Board of Regents has approved two new student fees for Georgia Southern University students; a $25 per semester fee to expand Paulson Stadium and a fee to help fund a potential move to the Football Bowl Subdivision.
ATHENS - Georgia cornerback Sanders Commings said that the No. 5 Bulldogs have done a good job of bringing respectability back to their defense.
STATESBORO - Tom Kleinlein, deputy athletic director at Kent State University, was introduced Monday as Georgia Southern University's new athletic director, concluding a national search.
Brent Russell, a defensive tackle for Georgia Southern, was arrested early Sunday morning after police said he refused to obey officers' orders to stop yelling profanities and leave the scene of a reported fight.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons could be closer to full strength on defense the next time they take the field.