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December 17, 1989 | From Associated Press
Mike Dowis kicked a 20-yard field goal with 1:41 left to give top-ranked Georgia Southern a 37-34 victory over Stephen F. Austin for the NCAA Division I-AA championship Saturday at Statesboro, Ga. It was Georgia Southern's third national title in five years as the Eagles became the first school in this century to win 15 games in a season. They also won the championship in 1985 and 1986 and were runners-up last season.
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SPORTS
September 19, 1987
Ronald Warnock, an offensive guard at Georgia Southern University, became something of a local legend in Statesboro, Ga., when he helped police capture an escaped convict. Warnock chased down the felon, wrestled him to the ground and held him until officers arrived. And what did Georgia Southern Coach Erk Russell think? "I know one thing," said Russell. "If that guy got caught from behind by Warnock, we're not interested in him."
SPORTS
December 11, 1988 | From Associated Press
Tony Satter rushed for 151 yards and 2 touchdowns and Chris Simdorn also scored twice as North Dakota State won its fourth National Collegiate Athletic Assn. Division II football championship in 6 years with a 35-21 victory over Portland State Saturday at Florence, Ala. "It feels awfully good, especially when you have a team with 18 seniors," North Dakota State Coach Rocky Hager said.
SPORTS
September 7, 1987 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
Six years ago, when the school announced its new coach and the resumption of a football program that had been dormant 41 years, someone thought to visit the equipment room and produce an actual football, the better for photo opportunities. There wasn't one, there or anywhere else on campus. The people at Georgia Southern tell you this to emphasize how far they've come in this sport. Five years later, the university won its first Division I-AA football championship; six years later, its second.
SPORTS
December 11, 1988 | From Associated Press
Tony Satter rushed for 151 yards and 2 touchdowns and Chris Simdorn also scored twice as North Dakota State won its fourth National Collegiate Athletic Assn. Division II football championship in 6 years with a 35-21 victory over Portland State Saturday at Florence, Ala. "It feels awfully good, especially when you have a team with 18 seniors," North Dakota State Coach Rocky Hager said.
SPORTS
December 17, 1989 | From Associated Press
Mike Dowis kicked a 20-yard field goal with 1:41 left to give top-ranked Georgia Southern a 37-34 victory over Stephen F. Austin for the NCAA Division I-AA championship Saturday at Statesboro, Ga. It was Georgia Southern's third national title in five years as the Eagles became the first school in this century to win 15 games in a season. They also won the championship in 1985 and 1986 and were runners-up last season.
NATIONAL
January 5, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The New Orleans district attorney said he planned a "complete and thorough" grand jury investigation into the case of a black college student who died after a New Year's Eve scuffle with white bouncers at a French Quarter karaoke bar. Dist. Atty. Eddie Jordan made the announcement after the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People called for local prosecutors and the U.S. Justice Department to investigate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former U.S. Rep. Ronald "Bo" Ginn, 70, one of south Georgia's biggest political names of the 1970s and '80s, who made an unsuccessful run for governor in 1982, died Thursday of cancer in an Augusta hospital. Ginn represented Georgia's 1st Congressional District from 1973 to 1983. In the 1982 Democratic primary for governor, he lost to Joe Frank Harris. Ginn's conviction for bank fraud about 10 years later ended any thought of a political comeback. A native of Morgan, Ga.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Segregationist Gov. Eugene Talmadge, still one of Georgia's most theatrical political figures 60 years after his death, is taking center stage again -- this time as the villain in an opera. "A Scholar Under Siege," composed by Georgia Southern University music professor Michael Braz, tells the true story of how Talmadge in 1941 fired the college's president amid suspicions that he supported integrating the school.
SPORTS
September 19, 1987
Ronald Warnock, an offensive guard at Georgia Southern University, became something of a local legend in Statesboro, Ga., when he helped police capture an escaped convict. Warnock chased down the felon, wrestled him to the ground and held him until officers arrived. And what did Georgia Southern Coach Erk Russell think? "I know one thing," said Russell. "If that guy got caught from behind by Warnock, we're not interested in him."
SPORTS
September 7, 1987 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
Six years ago, when the school announced its new coach and the resumption of a football program that had been dormant 41 years, someone thought to visit the equipment room and produce an actual football, the better for photo opportunities. There wasn't one, there or anywhere else on campus. The people at Georgia Southern tell you this to emphasize how far they've come in this sport. Five years later, the university won its first Division I-AA football championship; six years later, its second.
NEWS
July 21, 1996 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
The Nicaraguan baseball coach speaks with a funny English accent. The reason? He's from Statesboro, Ga. Darin Van Tassel, 29, an assistant coach at Georgia Southern University, took over the team last month when the Nicaraguan sports federation asked him to save a sinking ship. Van Tassel had stepped in before, in 1994, leading the team to a fourth-place finish at the World Championships. Van Tassel's influence was evident Saturday, as Nicaragua stayed close in a 4-1 defeat by the United States.
NEWS
July 22, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Najuana Dorsey's fork trembled as she tasted the first bite of cake. It didn't help that she knew the ingredients: cake mix, eggs, sugar and one cup of roasted crickets. To pass Frank French's field biology class at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, students must make--and eat--a dish made with bugs and other wild things. Friday's meal started with dandelion fried rice, quiche made with cat brier vine and iced tea brewed from acorns.
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