September 7, 1987 |
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.
December 11, 1988 |
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.
December 17, 1989 |
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.
January 5, 2005 |
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.
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January 8, 2005 |
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.
April 20, 2007 |
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.