SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Southern University's new President Kyle Marrero is pledging to be a president for both Statesboro and Savannah campuses.
Williams carries Georgia St. over Georgia Southern 90-85
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Kane Williams scored a career-high 23 points as Georgia State narrowly defeated Georgia Southern 90-85 on Saturday to win the Sun Belt Conference regular-season championship...
Ga. Southern looks to extend streak vs Ga. State
Georgia State (21-9, 12-5) vs. Georgia Southern (20-10, 12-5)
W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse, Statesboro, Georgia; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Georgia Southern looks for its seventh...
Brown leads Georgia Southern past Arkansas St 81-70
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown had 17 points and six rebounds as Georgia Southern topped Arkansas State 81-70 on Saturday.
Isaiah Crawley had 15 points for Georgia Southern (20-10, 12-5...
Ga. Southern looks to extend streak vs Arkansas St.
Arkansas State (12-16, 6-9) vs. Georgia Southern (19-10, 11-5)
W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse, Statesboro, Georgia; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Georgia Southern looks for its sixth...
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Isaiah Crawley had a season-high 20 points as Georgia Southern defeated Arkansas-Little Rock 81-66 on Thursday night.
Ga. Southern looks to extend streak vs Little Rock
Arkansas-Little Rock (10-17, 5-9) vs. Georgia Southern (18-10, 10-5)
W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse, Statesboro, Georgia; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Georgia Southern looks for its fifth...
Georgia Southern rolls in 2nd half, beats Troy 76-51
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown and Isaiah Crawley scored 16 points apiece as Georgia Southern rolled to a 76-51 victory over Troy on Friday night.
Georgia Southern (16-10, 8-5 Sun Belt Conference) has won three of its last four games while Troy (11-14, 4-9) has lost six of its last seven.
The Eagles built a five-point halftime lead and outscored the Trojans 44-24 in the second half.
Brown lifts Georgia Southern past South Alabama 75-65
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown registered 14 points and eight assists as Georgia Southern topped South Alabama 75-65 on Wednesday night.
Calvin Wishart had 14 points and seven rebounds for Georgia Southern (15-10, 7-5 Sun Belt Conference). Quan Jackson added 13 points. Montae Glenn had 10 points and three blocks for the home team.
Herb McGee had 18 points for the Jaguars (12-13, 5-7). Josh Ajayi added 13 points. Trhae Mitchell had 11 points and seven rebounds.
Brown leads balanced Georgia Southern past Texas State 74-58
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown scored 17 points, Elijah McCadden 15 and Montae Glenn 13 as Georgia Southern broke away in the second half to defeat Sun Belt Conference leader Texas State 74-58 on Saturday.
Texas State (17-4, 6-2) closed out the first half with a shot block and a Tre'Larenz Nottingham 3-pointer to pull within five, 33-28 at intermission.
UT Arlington tops Georgia Southern for 2nd place in Sun Belt
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Freshman David Azore scored 15 points, Brian Warren added 14 points with four 3-pointers and five assists and UT Arlington beat Georgia Southern 72-67 on Thursday night.
Georgia Southern led by 13 points early in the second half but UTA tied it at 56 with less than 10 minutes remaining. Radshad Davis gave UTA its first lead of the second half with 8:21 to go and Georgia Southern pulled to 67-65 at 3:35 but didn't make another field goal the rest of the game.
Georgia Southern agrees to raises for Lunsford, assistants
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Southern coach Chad Lunsford has reached an agreement on a contract extension through 2023.
The agreement is pending approval from the Board of Regents, according to the school.
Lunsford led Georgia Southern to the biggest turnaround in FBS, from two wins in 2017 to a 10-3 finish in 2018, including a Camellia Bowl win over Eastern Michigan.
Gant leads Louisiana-Lafayette past Georgia Southern 87-85
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Jakeenan Gant scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Louisiana-Lafayette edged Georgia Southern 87-85 on Saturday night.
Gant was 9 of 17 from the field for the Ragin' Cajuns (11-6, 2-2 Sun Belt). Jerekius Davis added 17 points and Marcus Stroman and P.J. Hardy added 12 points apiece. Stroman had six boards.
Georgia Southern tops ULM 79-78 with buzzer beating 3
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown scored 22 points and fed Quan Jackson for the winning 3-pointer as time expired and Georgia Southern defeated UL Monroe 79-78 on Thursday night.
After a timeout with four seconds remaining, Georgia Southern inbounded from beneath its own basket. Brown took the ball upcourt, penetrated the lane, then dished to Jackson who connected from the left corner as time ran out.
Finalist named for president of Georgia Southern University
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — University System of Georgia officials have announced the sole finalist for president of Georgia Southern University.
News outlets report University of West Georgia President Kyle Marrero will replace former GSU president Jaimie Hebert. The university system's chancellor and its Board of Regents chairman said Wednesday that Marrero was the finalist for the job at the college in Statesboro.
Board of Regents to select Georgia Southern’s new president
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia expects to select a new president of Georgia Southern University next week in Atlanta.
Regents Chairman Don Waters says the presidential search committee has delivered a narrowed list of candidates for consideration, and the special committee is scheduled to meet Jan. 9 for intensive interviews with them.
Deployment to Afghanistan is a family affair
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Fraternal twins Matthew and Ryan McBride were born just 45 seconds apart and have remained close ever since. As infants, they held hands through the slats of their neighboring cribs and appeared to understand each other's babble. Mathew pitched for the local baseball team. Ryan was his catcher. Ryan played center on their football team. Matthew was his quarterback.
Jackson scores 8 in OT; Georgia Southern beats Bradley 79-74
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Quan Jackson scored eight of his 22 points in overtime to help Georgia Southern beat Bradley 79-74 on Tuesday night.
The Braves closed regulation on a 6-0 spurt to force overtime tied at 59. Jackson made two 3-pointers and two free throws and the Eagles led 71-68 with 1:55 remaining in OT. Montae Glenn hit a jump shot and Tookie Brown split a pair of free throws to stretch the lead to 74-68 with 37 seconds left.
Ike Smith leads Georgia Southern over Brewton-Parker 101-64
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Ike Smith had 18 points and 10 rebounds to help Georgia Southern beat NAIA-member Brewton-Parker 101-64 on Friday night.
Simeon Carter added 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting for the Eagles (7-3), who made 27 of 42 shots from inside the arc. Brewton-Parker committed 28 turnovers, which Georgia Southern converted into 39 points.
East Tennessee State downs Georgia Southern 69-64
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tray Boyd III scored 17 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, Isaiah Tisdale added 15 with five assists and East Tennessee State handed Georgia Southern its first loss of the season, 69-64 on Tuesday night.
Brown, Jackson rally Georgia Southern past George Mason
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown tossed in 25 points and Quan Jackson scored 21 points — all in the second half — to rally Georgia Southern from a 20-point deficit to a 98-89 victory over George Mason on Tuesday night.
Troy beats Ga. Southern, remains undefeated in Sun Belt play
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Sawyer Smith hit Luke Whittemore on a 29-yard scoring strike in the third quarter to break open a close game and give Troy its 12th straight Sun Belt Conference win with a 35-21 victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday.
Georgia Southern in 139-51 win over NCCAA Carver
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Quan Jackson scored career-highs of 25 points and nine rebounds as Georgia Southern set a new school scoring record, beating Carver College of the NCCAA 139-51 on Wednesday night.
How a white man is competing for Democratic votes in Georgia
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — At the annual fundraising gala for Bulloch County Democrats, one orator after another roused the crowd with criticism of President Donald Trump and tributes to the most diverse, liberal ticket the Georgia Democratic Party has ever assembled for a statewide election.
Werts leads Georgia Southern past No. 25 App State 34-14
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Appalachian State's time as college football's feel-good story ended after only a few days.
"It was cool while it lasted," Mountaineers center Noah Hannon said.
Shai Werts rushed for 129 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown run, and Georgia Southern forced five turnovers to upset No. 25 Appalachian State 34-14 on Thursday night to spoil the Mountaineers' first week in the Top 25.
No. 25 App State puts new ranking on line against Eagles
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — The first Top 25 ranking in Appalachian State's history is something coach Scott Satterfield has relished this week.
He's also tried to keep that achievement in perspective as he prepares to face an old friend in an important game.
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Werts has 3 TDs as Ga. Southern jumps on S. Alabama 48-13
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Shai Werts accounted for three touchdowns as Georgia Southern jumped out to an early lead and coasted to a 48-13 Sun Belt Conference victory over South Alabama on Saturday afternoon.
Werts rushed for 85 yards with two scores and threw for 99 yards and another TD as Georgia Southern (4-1, 2-0) continued to roll with its only loss being to Clemson, which was ranked No. 2 in the nation at the time.
Kennedy scores late, Ga. Southern beats Arkansas St. 28-21
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Wesley Kennedy III broke for a 47-yard scoring sprint in the waning seconds to give Georgia Southern a 28-21 victory over Arkansas State in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams on Saturday night.
Werts accounts for 3 TDs, leads Ga. Southern over UMass
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Shai Werts threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as he helped Georgia Southern sprint past UMass 34-13 on Saturday.
Werts accounted for 237 of Georgia Southern's 488 total yards as he threw for 154 yards and ran for another 83 yards on 14 carries. Werts was 6-of-9 passing.
The Eagles (2-0) ran the ball 19 straight times to open play before Werts hit Cam Brown in the back of the end zone with a 5-yard scoring toss to go ahead 7-3 early in the second quarter.
Werts 3 TDs leads Georgia Southern to 37-6 defeat of SC St.
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Shai Werts rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns to lead Georgia Southern's potent running game in a 37-6 defeat of South Carolina State Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
The Eagles racked up 319 yards and five touchdowns on the ground out of 348 yards total offense.
Wesley Fields and Monteo Garrett also scored rushing TDs.
Tomarcio Reese made 10 tackles for a Georgia Southern defense that held SC State to 2.9 yards per play and forced two turnovers.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Georgia man is pleading not guilty to charges that he and an accomplice burglarized a northeast Mississippi post office.
Willie Dean Riggs Jr. of Fairburn, Georgia, entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Oxford.
He and Willie Trimble of Statesboro, Georgia, are each charged on seven counts, including larceny in a post office, theft of blank money orders, theft of mail and destruction of mail.
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — The president of Georgia Southern University is leaving after two years in the job.
The University System of Georgia said in a news release Wednesday that President Jaimie Hebert will step down at the end of June to pursue other opportunities. Hebert has led Georgia Southern since July 2016. His tenure included a merger earlier this year with Armstrong State University in Savannah.
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Southern University has honored Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson, an alumnus killed by a drunken driver in February.
News outlets report Jackson's parents, Wesley and Mary Jackson, were presented with his honorary bachelor of science degree during Saturday's commencement ceremony. Wesley Jackson yelled "Georgia" as they left the stage, and was met by a "Southern" from the crowd.
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Drivers will be banned from holding their cellphones or other electronic devices, even while stopped, under a new law signed by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.
News outlets reports drivers will also be prohibited from watching movies or shooting video. Drivers still can talk on the phone or text if they use hands-free technology. The bill was signed Wednesday and will take effect July 1.
ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Nathan Deal plans to sign his final state budget during ceremonial stops across Georgia.
Deal's office said Friday that he plans stops in Blue Ridge, Acworth, Statesboro, Tifton and Atlanta.
The Republican governor plans to highlight funding for education and children's mental health at the events scheduled for Wednesday.
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say an officer was shot dead by his new wife, who then killed herself.
News outlets cite a release from Statesboro police that says Statesboro Advanced Patrol Officer Ian Huggins was killed early Sunday in an apparent murder-suicide. Police say Rebecca Boyett Huggins shot herself in the head moments after officers responded to reports of shots fired.
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Jake Allsmiller and Tookie Brown lived beyond the arc on Saturday, making 13 of 16 attempts to total 52 points as Georgia Southern beat Troy 89-83 to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.
Georgia Southern (20-11, 11-7) earned a first-round bye in the tourney which begins on Wednesday in New Orleans.
Georgia Southern beats South Alabama 81-74
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown scored 18 points to go along with 8 rebounds and 8 assists as Georgia Southern held off South Alabama 81-74 on Thursday night.
Mike Hughes scored 19 for the Eagles (19-11, 10-7 Sun Belt), and Montae Glenn added 17 points and 10 rebounds. Georgia Southern moved into third place in the conference standings, one game ahead of idle UT Arlington.
Brown set the Eagles' single-season record for free throws attempted, shooting 16 to bring his total to 209.
Brown scores 23, leads Georgia Southern over Georgia State
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown scored 23 points and Georgia Southern knocked off rival Georgia State 85-80 on Friday night.
Brown, who was injured and missed the team's first meeting this season — an 83-66 win for Georgia State on Jan. 20 — was 6 of 12 from the floor and had five assists for the Eagles (17-10, 8-6 Sun Belt), who snapped a three-game skid.
Louisiana recovers from only league loss, beats Ga. Southern
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Johnathan Stove had a career-best 28 points and Bryce Washington added 18 with 13 rebounds as Louisiana recovered from its only Sun Belt Conference loss by getting past Georgia Southern 102-91 on Saturday.
Louisiana (21-4, 11-1) was rolled by Georgia State 106-92 on Thursday night. The Ragin' Cajuns had won 10 straight and 17 of their last 18 games before encountering Georgia State.
Georgia university mergers to take effect in January
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Mergers affecting four of Georgia's public universities will take effect in January.
At the start of next year, Armstrong State University in Savannah will merge with Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. Both campuses will remain open under the Georgia Southern name with a combined enrollment of roughly 27,000 students.
Brown scores 32, Georgia Southern beats Savannah St. 102 91
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown had 32 points, just two shy of his career high, to lead Georgia Southern to a 102-91 win over Savannah State on Saturday.
Brown, who nailed 5 of 8 from distance, easily eclipsed his season average of 15 points a game. Brown also dished out six assists, which leaves him just 15 away from 300 for his career.
Georgia Southern beats NAIA’s Tennessee Wesleyan 97-61
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Jake Allsmiller scored 19 points and dished five assists as Georgia Southern snapped a two-game skid, beating Tennessee Wesleyan of the NAIA 97-61 on Saturday night.
Allsmiller was 6 of 11 from 3-point range for the Eagles (6-2). Tookie Brown had 15 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. Jared Hamilton added another 15 points, David-Lee Jones Jr. had 12 and Quan Jackson 10.
KSU’s Brian Bohannon expected to interview for Georgia Southern head-coaching job
Story update: Multiple Savannah and Statesboro news outlets now reporting that Chad Lunsford will have the interim tag removed and he will be named the head coach at Georgia Southern.
Kennesaw State coach Brian Bohannon is expected to interview for the head-coaching job at Georgia Southern either today or Tuesday, according to reports from Savannah TV station WJCL.
Georgia Southern runs past South Alabama, 52-0
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Wesley Fields and L.A. Ramsby each scored two touchdowns and Georgia Southern got its first win of the year, blasting South Alabama 52-0 Saturday to hand the Jaguars their first-ever shutout in the program's 101-game history.
Georgia Southern soars over Bluefield State 120-52
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Ike Smith had 20 points to lead seven Georgia Southern players in double figures as the Eagles soared past Division II Bluefield State 120-52 on Thursday night for their third straight win.
Jake Allsmiller had 17 points, Shawn O'Connell 14 with 11 rebounds and Quan Jackson added a career-best 13 points for Georgia Southern (3-0). Tookie Brown had 12 points and Jared Hamilton chipped in 11 points as 11 Eagles put points on the board.
Georgia Southern cruises in 77-53 win over CSU Bakersfield
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown scored 24 points, Ike Smith added 21, and Georgia Southern never trailed in beating Cal State Bakersfield 77-53 in its home opener on Monday night.
Brown and Smith, the top two scorers in the Sun Belt Conference last season, combined for five on the Eagles' nine 3-pointers, three of which came in Georgia Southern's opening 15-6 run.
The Eagles cruised to a 36-19 halftime lead and led by 29 with 7:28 to play after Montae Glenn's dunk.
Georgia State rallies to get past winless Ga. Southern 21-17
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Conner Manning threw for 319 yards and two scores and Penny Hart caught eight passes for 191 yards and a touchdown as Georgia State escaped with a 21-17 victory over winless Georgia Southern on Saturday.
Trailing 17-14 with 2:31 left in the game, Manning hit Hart deep in the left corner of the end zone for the final score and then the Panthers (5-3, 4-1 Sun Belt Conference) held off Georgia Southern for its fourth win in the last five games.