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Navy to host Georgia Southern in 2014

Posted on 10 May 2013 by WNST Staff

Georgia Southern Football 2014 Non-Conference Opponents Announced
Eagles lock in dates at N.C. State, Georgia Tech and U.S. Naval Academy and versus Duquesne

STATESBORO, Ga. – Kickoff of the 2013 Georgia Southern Football season is just over 100 days away, but Eagle fans can lock in key game dates on their 2014 calendars. Georgia Southern has agreed to terms for four non-conference games in 2014, three in the first month of the season, with one in the 12th week. Georgia Southern opens at N.C. State on Saturday, August 30th, and makes a Sept. 13th trip to Georgia Tech.  A home game against Duquesne on Sept. 20th leads into the remainder of the Eagles’ conference schedule.  Georgia Southern returns to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for the final non-conference game Nov. 15th at the U.S. Naval Academy.


“With our move to FBS and the Sun Belt, this first schedule immediately allows us to showcase the University and our program, increase our department revenue, and provide great experiences for our fans,” said Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein. “It was important to offer our fans the chance to see their Eagles play and introduce our University on a national stage. We’ll have seven games, five at home, a game in Atlanta, and a non-conference game within a six-hour drive, to accomplish those goals.”


Three of the four 2014 non-conference games mark the first meeting between the respective institutions with Georgia Southern playing the Midshipmen once before in 2010. Contests against the Wolfpack and Yellow Jackets will be the first against an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent since the Eagles played North Carolina in 2009.


The Georgia Southern-Georgia Tech had been announced for 2015, but the Eagles’ move to FBS and a vacancy on the Yellow Jackets schedule opened discussions for the athletics directors to move the game up a year. Duquesne visits Allen E. Paulson Stadium in the first-ever matchup between the two institutions. The Dukes and Saint Francis Red Flash, a 2013 Georgia Southern opponent, are both members of the Northeast Conference.

The 2014 Sun Belt schedule will be released by the conference next year. A game with LSU at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge for 2014 will be rescheduled for another season.

“In looking ahead at future opponents beyond this upcoming season, I am certain that our schedule will generate a great deal of excitement for the entire Eagle Nation,” said Georgia Southern Head Football Coach Jeff Monken, who served as an assistant coach at both the U.S. Naval Academy (2002-2007) and Georgia Tech (2008-2009). “However, there will be no looking ahead for our team.  Each game is a challenge and we will continue to focus on each opponent, one at a time, beginning with our upcoming season opener against Savannah State.”


The deadline for current season ticket holders to renew their locations for the upcoming 2013 is Wednesday, May 15th. To renew or for more information on how to purchase new season tickets, call the Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-GSU-WINS between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, e-mail tickets@GeorgiaSouthern.edu or visit the office at 203 Lanier Drive at the east end of Paulson Stadium.

Georgia Southern Athletics provides up-to-date information on all its sports through its official website, GSEagles.com, through social media channels facebook.com/GSAthletics and twitter.com/GSAthletics, and its “Eagles GATA” mobile app for Android and iOS.

2014 Georgia Southern Non-Conference Opponents
Aug.        30          at N.C. State                           Raleigh, N.C.
Sept.       13          at Georgia Tech                      Atlanta, Ga.
Sept.       20          DUQUESNE                           PAULSON STADIUM
Nov.        15          at U.S. Naval Academy            Annapolis, Md.

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Maryland wraps homestand with visit from Georgia Southern

Posted on 24 November 2012 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland looks for its fourth straight home win as Georgia Southern visits Comcast Center Saturday night. The Terps are playing their final home game before heading to Northwestern on Tuesday for the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, and then taking on George Mason at the Verizon Center as part of the BB&T Classic on Sunday, Dec. 2.


• Another balanced effort helped Maryland beat Lafayette 83-74 on Tuesday, as five Terps scored in double figures. Alex Len led the way with 16, James Padgett had 14, Nick Faust had 13, Charles Mitchell had 12 and Dez Wells had 11. Faust also added eight rebounds, and Pe’Shon Howard dished out six assists. Howard is averaging an ACC-best 7.8 assists per game and has a 3.9 assist-to-turnover ratio.

• Len has led the way in scoring thus far, having averaged 17.0 points per game. The sophomore has scored in double figures in all four games and also leads the team in rebounding (8.5 pg) and blocks (3.0 pg), helping Maryland lead the league with 6.0 blocks per game. Padgett, Faust and Wells have also provided consistent scoring: all are averaging 10.5 points per game.

• The Terps have shown off great depth in the season’s first four games. Nine players are averaging double-digit minutes, and no player is averaging more than 29.0 minutes (Len). That’s helped enable the Terps to hold opponents to a .391 shooting percentage thus far. Meanwhile, Maryland is averaging 45.8 rebounds per game to just 32.8 for the opponent, a plus-13 margin that is second in the ACC behind only Georgia Tech (plus-17.3).

On Maryland’s Assists vs. LIU Brooklyn

• Maryland’s 28 assists against LIU Brooklyn were nine more than the team’s season-high of 19 last year. In fact, the last time a Maryland team had more assists in a game was in the 2002-03 season, when the Terps had 29 on two occasions. The Terps also had 28 assists in a game on 2/9/11 vs. Longwood and 12/31/05 vs. VMI. The school record for assists in a game is 37.

• Pe’Shon Howard’s 13 assists are tied for the fourth-most in a single game by a Terp. The only better performances are:Greivis Vasquez (2008) and Terrell Stokes (1998) with 15; and Steve Blake (2002) and Terrell Stokes (1996) with 14.

Quick Hitters

• Maryland’s 22-point margin of victory over Morehead State matched its largest in all of last season (vs. Samford).

• The Terps have made more free throws than the opponent attempted this season (68 to 56). The biggest margins are against Morehead State, when the Terps made 17 and the Eagles attempted 8, and against Lafayette, when Maryland made 22 and UL attempted 7.

• The Terps showed off their depth against Morehead State – Alex Len logged the most minutes of any player with 24, and 10 players saw at least 13 minutes. That helped enable a strong defensive effort that held Morehead State to 31.7 percent shooting and just 7.1 percent from 3-point.

• At least nine players have scored in each of the last three games.

• Nine players have received at least 10 minutes of playing time for three straight games, and nine players are averaging double-figure minutes.

• With his 19 points, Seth Allen helped Maryland’s bench outscore LIU Brooklyn’s 36-0. All five players that came off the bench contributed: Shaquille Cleare had 8, Jake Layman had 4, Logan Aronhalt had 3 and Charles Mitchell had 2. Since being outscored by Kentucky’s bench in the season opener, the Maryland bench has outscored its opponents 87-26 over the past three contests.

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