Eagles unveil phased return plan for football team

Georgia Southern football players will begin returning to Statesboro in phases beginning June 1.

SEC to allow football workouts on campus beginning June 8

Tvrdy steps down as St. Vincent’s soccer coach

Eagles’ Benko talks return plan, social distancing, & finances

GHSA re-opening sports June 8 with restricted conditioning

  City of Lyons cancels recreational baseball, softball seasons

GHSA Board of Trustees to rule on return of sports Thursday

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  Hilton Head Island High School hoping to win virtual “championship”

  Savannah Bananas launch streaming service

Gamecocks’ highest paid coaches taking paycut

Track & field athletes reflect on canceled state meet

U.S. Women’s Mid-Am at Berkeley Hall canceled

Kevin Harvick wins The Real Heroes 400 in Cup Series return

Records show Georgia Southern spent $50k on Athletic Director search

Jared Benko’s first official day as the Georgia Southern University Athletic Director was April 1, 2020.

Even socially distanced, Raiders grateful for signing ceremony

Even with very few people on hand to see it happen, four SCPS student-athletes are thankful for the chance to celebrate their next steps.

  Savannah Gaelic Athletics Association restarting as the City begins to reopen

As Georgia and the city of Savannah begin to reopen, one athletic club is picking up where they left off, trying to build on to the deep rooted Irish heritage in Savannah.

  Savannah’s Wohn earns PGA of America scholarship

One of the best young golfers to come from Savannah recently is now getting help to pursue her career in the sport from the PGA of America.

Tigers release 2020 football slate, looking to add 10th game

  SSU loses 2020 football opponent

  Savannah State University awards late volleyball player posthumous degree

Zion Williamson’s former marketing agency alleges ex-Duke star received improper benefits

Chatham Co. Little League holding out hope for summer season

  Moms who coach: Howard, Tvrdy leading teams, families

Sign of the times: Seahawks ink NLIs in distanced ceremony

In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, student-athletes at Hilton Head High were still given a chance to sign college scholarships in front of family and friends.

  “Special” for Stewart to receive Ashley Dearing Award

For the third time, a Stewart sibling is named the most versatile athlete in Chatham County.

  Hilton Head Island senior using scenic video to uplift community

These days are filled with people hoping to lift up those around them. For one Lowcountry senior, that means taking his talent and using it to inspire.

Sharks go virtual with spring practice

A Low Country high school football team is embracing technology as they adapt their spring football practice.

Savannah Golf Championship rescheduled, fans allowed

Weeks after the RBC Heritage was rescheduled for this summer, now Savannah’s pro tournament is back on the slate.

  UGA signee practices during pandemic

Lots of athletes aren’t able to practice like they normally would right now, but social distancing is pretty easy when you’re on a horse.

  Tormenta F.C. optimistic that soccer will return to Statesboro in 2020

Like pretty much every other professional team, Statesboro’s Tormenta F.C. has had their season delayed, and are in a holding pattern for the time being.

GHSA releases 2020 football schedules

High school football fans in Georgia can begin marking their calendars for the 2020 season.

  Coaches optimistic after GHSA releases football schedules

Even with the coronavirus outbreak still looming for southeast Georgia, many high school football fans are hopeful there will be a normal season in just a few months. Many coaches in the area think so too.

  Stewart fulfills family tradition, wins Ashley Dearing Award

Benedictine's Gavin Stewart becomes the third member of his family to be named the most versatile athlete in Chatham County

  Socially distanced, Bethesda’s Wright signs with Presbyterian

It was a special, but unique, day for a Savannah high school football standout.

  Savannah Bananas’ season delayed; 50% capacity allowed at home games

The 2020 season for the Savannah Bananas has been delayed until July.

  Eagles’ new coach happy to be alive, back in the game

New Georgia Southern assistant men's basketball coach Shawn Forrest is back in the game after winning the battle for his life.

  College football recruiting goes virtual

While live sports aren’t being played right now, teams and coaches are still trying to prepare for the future.

92-year-old gets up from recliner, dances, after hearing grandson is selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in NFL draft

92-year-old gets up from recliner,dances,after hearing grandson is selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in NFL draft

  Two Georgia Southern Eagles taken in 2020 NFL Draft

With sports put on hold amid the coronavirus, football fans showed up for this year’s NFL draft.

Bryan Co. hires Freeman as head football coach

Former Georgia Southern football player Cherard Freeman is taking over the football program at Bryan County.

Area draft hopefuls staying optimistic for call

A pair of area college standouts have high hopes for getting selected in this weekend's rounds of the NFL Draft.

Watching NFL Draft keeps Cadet star QB motivated

Benedictine QB Holden Geriner is just one high school football player who hopes to hear his name called in the NFL Draft one day.

For all the changes, NFL draft kind of looked, well, normal

In this most unique of drafts, filled with technological concerns and even uncertainty when real football might return, there was one constant Thursday night: Joe Burrow.

  SCHSL cancels remainder of spring sports season

The SCHSL is canceling the remainder of the spring sports season.

Memorial Day names Helmly new football coach, AD

Memorial Day is turning to an alum to run the football program and athletic department.

Fans sue MLB, teams over ticket money, ask for class action

Opening day on March 26 was pushed back until mid-May at the earliest after a national emergency was declared due to the new coronavirus pandemic.

Campbell hired as Johnson boys basketball coach

Johnson promotes former boys assistant Derrick "Chuck" Campbell to head coach.

  Sea Pines Cares package helps employees in RBC Heritage absence

To help those employees between now and June, the Heritage has launched the Sea Pines cares package.It offers a rare discount to play the iconic PGA Tour course on Hilton Head Island with the funds going to help employees.

  Amid COVID-19, virtual cheerleading becomes the new norm

Gyms are empty across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and that includes a local cheer gym.

UGA Athletics employee released from hospital after fight with COVID-19

A University of Georgia Athletics employee has been released from the hospital after a six-week fight with COVID-19.

  RBC Heritage rescheduled for June, to be played with no spectators

The first round of the RBC Heritage was scheduled to tee off on Thursday morning on Hilton Head Island. Instead, the PGA TOUR announced it has been rescheduled to be played in June.

Report: RBC Heritage could be played this summer

Golf Digest reports the RBC Heritage could be rescheduled to play on June 18-21 at Harbour Town Golf Links.

  Tour de France rescheduled to start Aug. 29 and end Sept. 20

This year’s Tour de France will start on Aug. 29 and finish on Sept. 20 and will be followed by cycling’s two other major races.

Wayne County’s football stadium damaged by Monday’s storm

The end zone bleachers at Wayne County's Jaycee Stadium were left worse for wear after Monday's storm.

  Funeral set for Benedictine coaching legend

A Savannah family lays to rest a coaching legend this week. The funeral made difficult by the ongoing pandemic.

  Mom of Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns dies from COVID-19

The Minnesota Timberwolves picked Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 pick out of the University of Kentucky in the 2015 NBA draft.

NASCAR’s Larson suspended for racial slur in virtual race

Larson was competing in an iRacing event Sunday night when he appeared to lose communication on his headset with his spotter when he used the N-word.

  LowCo Strong movement to benefit Lowcountry charities

Justin Jarrett said that when the RBC Heritage was canceled, his mind immediately went to the charities that depend on funds from that week.

Final Four tradition interrupted for Coastal Empire trio

Three southeast Georgia friends' tradition of attending the Final Four was put on hold this year by the coronavirus pandemic.

  Savannah Bananas remain optimistic about upcoming season

The team owner says he believes the Bananas will play this season, but it might not be on May 28th as planned.

Local coaching legend dies

Jim Walsh, Sr. died Saturday afternoon around 4:30 p.m.

Lunsford “staying positive;” gives update on Eagles

Georgia Southern head coach Chad Lunsford says he is staying optimistic about holding a college football season this fall, but admits he's struggling being isolated from his team.

  Pandemic creates change in signing ceremonies for area athletes

With the coronavirus pandemic closing schools, area student-athletes heading to play in college are having to improvise for their signing ceremonies.

Clemons tabbed to lead Jenkins football program

Clemons spent last season as an assistant at Tucker High, but comes to Savannah with five years of head coaching experience.

2020 Masters golf tournament targeting November

On what would normally be Masters Monday, Augusta National announced new tentative dates for this year's tournament.

Carolina Panthers buy land for new practice facility in SC

Property records show the Carolina Panthers have spent more than $16 million to buy the land for its new practice facility in South Carolina.

Thompson tabbed to take over Beach football

Former Memorial Day state champion coach Michael Thompson is taking over at Beach after a season serving as the Bulldogs' offensive coordinator.

Williams named head boys’ basketball coach at New Hampstead

Williams will be the program's second ever head coach, coming to Savannah after leading Lakeside-Evans to the state playoffs all four years of his tenure.

Burg introduced as Eagles’ head men’s basketball coach

Eagles' new head men's basketball coach Brian Burg's 17 year coaching journey brought him to Statesboro, and he plans to lead the Eagles to unprecedented heights.

SSU’s Quinn optimistic about 2020 football season

With all college sports canceled through the spring, many fans are now beginning to worry about the possibility of no college football season.

GHSA cancels remainder of spring sports seasons

The GHSA is canceling the remainder of the spring sports seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Richmond Hill senior banners being hung at city hall

Early Thursday morning, the senior banners were hung in front of Richmond Hill’s City Hall, not just for the Wildcat baseball team, but for all the high school’s senior athletes with more coming.

Vidalia student on mission to keep kids reading

A Vidalia High School student is making sure kids won't be light on reading material with schools and libraries closed.

Eagle senior reacts to extra year of eligibility

A Georgia Southern senior softball player is glad to get another chance to take the diamond and play in front of her father.

Quarantined in Kazakhstan: Richmond Hill native recounts his experience

Richmond Hill native Jeremiah Hill was playing pro basketball in Kazakhstan when the coronavirus outbreak hit. After 11 days in quarantine, Hill is back home.

  Senior soccer player awaits the next time she can play

With seasons postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19, athletes are having to adapt their workout regimen to keep in shape.

Georgia Southern tabs Burg as new men’s basketball coach

Georgia Southern is reportedly set to name Texas Tech assistant Brian Burg as the new men's basketball coach in Statesboro.

GHSA extends suspension of athletic activities

The Georgia High School Association is extending their suspension of all competitions and practices through April 24, following Governor Brian Kemp's order to close schools through that date.

Paralympic athletic trainer must decide on 2021 Games attendance

Mary Vacala has spent more than three decades with the U.S. Men's National Wheelchair Basketball Team, but the postponement of the 2020 Paralympics has left her with a decision.

  SCHSL further suspends sports after McMaster’s order

The South Carolina High School League is suspending all athletic activities through the end of April to comply with Governor Henry McMaster's executive order to close all schools.

Eagle AD Benko talks COVID-19 impact, men’s hoops coaching search

Georgia Southern's new athletic director Jared Benko spoke to the media Tuesday, giving updates on the impact of COVID-19 on Eagle athletics and the search for a new men's head basketball coach.