Eagle Report

  Eagles’ Howard talks COVID-19 experience

Georgia Southern head women's basketball coach Anita Howard tells WTOC about her experience battling COVID-19.

Sun Belt Conference announces delay in fall sports

Agent Zero: Johnson to be first Eagle to wear #0

GS, Lunsford agree to one year contract extension

Eagles unveil phased return plan for football team

Lunsford excited for Eagles return, whenever that is

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

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Area draft hopefuls staying optimistic for call

Lunsford “staying positive;” gives update on Eagles

Burg introduced as Eagles’ head men’s basketball coach

Eagle senior reacts to extra year of eligibility

Georgia Southern tabs Burg as new men’s basketball coach

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

Mark Byington leaving Georgia Southern to be next head coach at James Madison University

Georgia Southern University men’s basketball head coach Mark Byington is leaving the program.

Eagle baseball superfan reacts to season’s cancellation

Having attended "thousands" of Georgia Southern baseball games in his life, Parker Wynn is sad to see the 2020 season end due to the coronavirus.

Sun Belt cancels athletics for remainder of 2019-20 academic year

The Sun Belt has canceled athletic events for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year, ending the spring sports seasons for the Georgia Southern Eagles.

  Eagles host Pro Day hours before NFL pulls plug

NFL teams came from all over the country to watch kicker Tyler Bass, cornerback Kindle Vildor, and the rest of the Eagles.

Sun Belt cancels basketball tournament, ending Eagles’ season

Benko introduced as Eagles’ athletic director

Georgia Southern names new director of athletics

First day of Eagles’ spring practice washed out

Eagles go wire-to-wire for Colleton River win

Eagles end 28-year drought with win at Georgia State

Eagles release 2020 football schedule

Georgia Southern released their full 2020 schedule on Friday, highlighted by a tough start and changes to the annual rivalry game with Appalachian State.

Eagles out to add to early season confidence

Georgia Southern's confidence is already riding high, and a few good performances this week at their home Round Robin Tournament could only improve it.

Eagles keep pace in Sun Belt with win over Coastal

Georgia Southern's defense kept the Chanticleers in check and the Eagles improved to 10-5 in Sun Belt play.

Eagles bounce back, throttle Trojans

After a gutwrenching loss Saturday to Georgia State, the Eagles bounced back in a big way Thursday, blowing out Troy at home.

Hennon looking forward to Eagles’ 2020 season

Georgia Southern head baseball coach Rodney Hennon says there is a lot to like about the Eagles in 2020.

Eagles return home, get back in win column

The Eagles returned home after 19 days away and stayed unbeaten at Hanner Fieldhouse this season.

Kleinlein discusses departure from Georgia Southern

Tom Kleinlein talks about his impending departure as Georgia Southern's athletic director.

Eagles close out road trip with loss to Trojans

Georgia Southern couldn't keep up with Little Rock as the Eagles closed out a four-game road trip.

  Tom Kleinlein resigns as Georgia Southern athletics director

Georgia Southern Athletics Director Tom Kleinlein has resigned from his position at Georgia Southern University.

  Georgia Southern Eagles fall to Liberty University Flames

The Georgia Southern Eagles fell to the Liberty University Flames on Saturday at the annual Cure Bowl in Exploria Stadium.

  Eagles leave spot for teammate during bowl game picture

The Georgia Southern football team dealt with tragedy this season. One of their teammates passed away in October.

  Bowl loss still a building block for Georgia Southern

While the Georgia Southern Eagles look ahead to 2020, we’ll take a quick look back at 2019.

  Georgia Southern linebacker honors mother with pink headband

The Cure Bowl isn’t just a football game, it also raises money for breast cancer research.

  Eagles, Flames excited for first bowl game at Orlando soccer stadium

Both Cure Bowl teams got a final walk-through of the week inside Exploria Stadium. It’s also their first look at the site of Saturday’s game.

  GS football player named a ‘Comeback Player of the Year’

Last season, redshirt junior offensive lineman Drew Wilson was forced to sit home due to an eye injury while the Eagles won the Camellia Bowl.

Final practice for the Eagles before the Cure Bowl

The team spent most of the time fine tuning the details, making sure everything is on point as they approach 48 hours to kickoff at Exploria Stadium.

GSU Eagles in Orlando for Cure Bowl

The Georgia Southern Eagles have landed in the Sunshine State for the team’s bowl game this weekend. They’ll take on Liberty in the Cure Bowl on Saturday.

Eagles ready for another test vs. top WR

Georgia Southern will be tasked with slowing down another one of college football's best receivers this weekend in Orlando.

Eagles head to Orlando with purpose

Georgia Southern heads to Orlando with a purpose for the Cure Bowl vs. Liberty.

Motivated Eagles crush Panthers in rivalry clash

Georgia Southern closed out the regular season with a 38-10 blowout victory over rival Georgia State Saturday night.

Eagles seek to bolster bowl resume against State

Chad Lunsford says the Eagles let an opportunity to virtually guarantee a bowl spot slip away with a loss to Arkansas State last week.

  Saluda Co. Sheriff’s Office finds no wrongdoing in Werts case after internal investigation

The deputy involved in the arrest of Georgia Southern quarterback Shai Werts has been cleared of any wrongdoing after an administrative review.

  Fans welcome Georgia Southern Eagles home after win against Appalachian State

The Georgia Southern Eagles returned home to applause Friday.

Eagles knock off #20 App State

Georgia Southern stuns rival Appalachian State on the road.

Eagles open Howard era with exhibition win

Georgia Southern women's basketball opens the 2019-2020 season with a exhibition win over Division II Coker College.

Former Georgia Southern kicker Koo joins the Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons have a new kicker and the name will be very familiar to many of you in Southeast Georgia.

Eagles reveal alternate helmets with It-inspired video

Georgia Southern says they're excited to face a ranked rival in their stadium.

Eagle hoops coaches preview season with Savannah alumni

Georgia Southern head basketball coaches Mark Byington and Anita Howard spoke to Savannah alumni Thursday.

  Eagles talk about teammate’s death

The Georgia Southern Eagles will play Saturday’s football game as scheduled after the suicide of freshman offensive lineman Jordan Wiggins on Monday night.

  GS football player Jordan Wiggins dies at 18

The Georgia Southern Athletics Department has confirmed freshman football player Jordan Wiggins has died.

Fisk is Sun Belt Male Athlete of the Year

Steven Fisk keeps adding more awards to his resume, this time as the first Eagle ever to be named the Sun Belt Male Student-Athlete of the Year.

Eagles claim J.T. Poston Invitational title for second straight year

Georgia Southern set a school and tournament record while claiming the J.T. Poston Invitational for the second straight year.

Eagles not discouraged after 1-3 start

Georgia Southern isn't letting a tough start to the season discourage them moving forward.

Eagle baseball releases 2020 schedule

The Georgia Southern baseball team released the team's 2020 schedule Tuesday.

Eagles hopeful Werts will return Saturday vs. Cajuns

Georgia Southern remains hopeful QB Shai Werts will be back in action this Saturday for the Sun Belt opener.

Adrian Peterson elected to GA Sports Hall of Fame

Georgia Southern legend Adrian Peterson will be the third Eagle ever inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.

  Arresting deputy in Werts’ case is under internal investigation

The arrest of Georgia Southern quarterback Shai Werts last month and the deputy who conducted the traffic stop and field test of the white substance on Werts' car hood are the subject of an internal investigation by the Saluda County Sheriff's Office.

“It’s Georgia Southern vs. The World:” Eagles not shying away from Tiger task

Georgia Southern doesn't expect many to pick them against #6 LSU, but they don't seem to mind.

Former Eagle star Shaw excited for coaching debut in Statesboro

Eight years after leading Georgia Southern as the Eagles' QB, Jaybo Shaw returns to Statesboro Saturday as the head coach of Rabun County.

  Georgia Southern football player pleads not guilty, 911 call released of incident in Fla.

Audio obtained by WTOC from the Bradford County, Fla. Sheriff's Office sheds some light on the disturbing details that led to Georgia Southern University football player Quan Griffin and his two family members being arrested and charged with multiple felonies.

King ruled immediately eligible for GA Southern

Running back J.D. King will be able to suit up for the Eagles immediately after the NCAA has granted his transfer waiver appeal. King transferred to Southern from Oklahoma State in January.

  Georgia Southern hosts second fall scrimmage, fan fest

As classes and football season grow closer in Statesboro, the excitement grows as well.

Eagles, new university president take part in traditional baptisms

Georgia Southern's seniors and new university president Dr. Kyle Marrero took their spots in the traditional Eagle Creek Baptism.

Fisk falls in U.S. Amateur Round of 32; Walker Cup likely next

Former Georgia Southern great Steven Fisk won't win the U.S. Amateur Championship, but he's likely heading to represent his country in the Walker Cup.

  Georgia Southern hosts first fall scrimmage, Little Eagles clinic

Saturday morning at Paulson Stadium, the Eagles played their first scrimmage of fall camp.

  GS quarterback speaks publicly after drug charges dropped

Georgia Southern University (GS) Quarerback Shai Werts spoke to reporters Saturday for the first time since his drug charges were dropped.

  Georgia Southern quarterback cleared of drug charge, player suspension lifted

The deputy solicitor has confirmed to WTOC that the substance on the hood of GSU quarterback Shai Werts’ car was not a controlled substance.

  Cocaine or bird poo? Investigation continues after GS quarterback arrested

The Georgia Southern Athletics Department tells WTOC Werts was given a drug test, and passed it.

Arrest report in Quan Griffin case released

WTOC has obtained the incident report in the arrest of Georgia Southern defensive lineman Quan Griffin.

Werts returns to practice for Eagles

Georgia Southern QB Shai Werts was back at practice Sunday. The athletic department says he passed a drug test, and is allowed to resume activities with the team.

  2 Georgia Southern football players arrested, suspended from team

Two Georgia Southern University football players have been suspended from all football operations after being arrested earlier this week.

  Peterson gets down to fundamentals in Richmond Hill

Georgia Southern legend Adrian Peterson broke it all the way down for youth athletes in Richmond Hill this week. He also gave his thoughts on the Eagles' preseason camp.

  Eagles talk 2019 at Sun Belt Media Day

Georgia Southern discussed their 2018 turnaround and the 2019 season outlook at Sun Belt Media Day.

  Eagles picked 3rd in East; Vildor is preseason defensive player of the year

CB Kindle Vildor is the Sun Belt preseason defensive player of the year, but the Eagles are picked to finish 3rd in the East Division.

Eagles have Tigers’ attention, name SBC Media Day reps

The Georgia Southern Eagle don't go to Sun Belt Media Day until next week, but they were still getting some pub.

Dawgs, Eagles set for college hoops clash

Georgia and Georgia Southern will meet on the basketball court for the first time in 18 years this December.

Eagle football team doing right with community service

Georgia Southern logged the most community service hours of any Division I football team in 2018-2019.

Southern’s Smith granted medical hardship waiver

Ike Smith will return to Georgia Southern for a fifth season after being granted a medical hardship waiver.