In Game

The people of Statesboro love the Eagles regardless of the sport meaning you’ll experience a lively atmosphere when attending an Eagles basketball game. Georgia Southern students and alumni, as well as Statesboro locals, come out in large numbers to support the Eagles creating a festive atmosphere surrounding any Eagles sporting event. Everywhere you look, you’ll see support for the Eagles creating an incredible game day atmosphere.

In addition to the fantastic fan support, you’ll also find a cozy and quaint environment inside Hanner Fieldhouse. The small arena puts you right on top of the action, which helps you and your fellow fans get into the heads of the opposition.

Before or after the game take some time to explore the Georgia Southern Campus and Statesboro. Statesboro is a true college town, and there are several bars and restaurants that every fan should stop by including Dingus McGee’s and Vandy’s Bar-B-Q.

If you’re looking for a fun small school basketball experience, then a trip to Statesboro is just what you’re looking for.

Things to check out

Banners

Above the court are several banners that celebrate the Eagles NCAA Tournament appearances and conference championships. The banners are an excellent reminder of Georgia Southern’s past basketball success, so take a minute to view them when attending a game at Hanner Fieldhouse.

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Gus the Eagle

Gus the Eagle is a prominent part of the Georgia Southern game day experience. Not only can this mascot be seen on the sideline during the game he also can be spotted in the stands interacting with fans as well. Join Gus and the rest of the GSU fans in cheering on the Eagles this season.

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Hoop Troop

The Hoop Troop pep band pumps up the crowd with their tunes and is a vital part of any Georgia Southern basketball game. The band is among the best in the Sun Belt, so enjoy the atmosphere they create when attending a game at Hanner Fieldhouse.

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Cheerleaders

The GSU cheerleaders help keep spirits high even when the Eagles are down with their cheers and routines. Join in the squad’s cheers to help give the Eagles as much of a home court advantage as possible.

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Student Section

Just like at football games, the Georgia Southern student section is packed with the wildest and loudest fans in the stadium. The students here love their Eagles win or lose and no matter what the team’s record they go all out to make Hanner Fieldhouse a tough place for opponents to play.

Fight Songs

  1. GSU Fight Song

    Wave the blue, wave the white
    Hold the banner high
    The Eagles are on the wing.
    Sound a cry to the sky,
    As we look for glory.
    Victory now we sing.
    Hail the blue, hail the white
    Hail the team that’s soaring
    Upward to bring us fame;
    Georgia Southern Eagles
    Fight on to victory and
    Win this game!

    Blue and white-fight, fight!
    Blue and white-fight, fight!
    Georgia Southern-Eagles!
    Fight, fight, fight!

  2. Hail Southern

    Whose house?
    Our house!
    Whose house?
    Our house!
    Whose house?
    Our house!
    Whose house?
    Our house!
    Well there’s really nothing
    like Statesboro
    on a Saturday.
    We’ve been at Paulson
    since the break of dawn,
    and we’re gonna be
    here all damn day long!
    Hear the horns blowing
    as the yellow buses make their way
    down to Eagle Walk
    and it’s “One More Time”
    and the ball game is underway!
    They butt heads with Erk
    as they make their way onto the field.
    Eagle Creek Water and Freedom’s Flight
    There’s really nothing quite that real!
    Hail Southern!
    Hail Southern!
    Wave the blue,
    Wave the white.
    Hold the banner high!
    And don’t forget to G.A.T.A!
    Hail Southern!
    Six times we raised that flag
    from the NCAA
    over “The House that Erk built”
    Whose House?
    Our House!
    And you can bet it’s gonna stay that way.
    They hung up the jerseys of “3” and “8”
    A.P. and Tracy Ham,
    Two of the best that God ever made!
    Through the rings and trophies
    There’s always been something bigger at play!
    And on Saturday you can bet,
    You’ll hear Eagle Nation say!
    Hail Southern!
    Hail Southern!
    Wave the blue,
    Wave the white.
    Hold the banner high!
    And don’t forget to G.A.T.A!
    Hail Southern!
    Hail Southern!
    Wave the blue,
    Wave the white.
    Hold the banner high!
    And don’t forget to G.A.T.A!
    Hail Southern!
    Hail Southern!

  3. Eagle Shouts

    Georgia!
    Southern!
    Georgia!
    Southern!
    Georgia!
    Southern!

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