Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Eagles

Head Coach: Tyson Summers

Team Mascot: Freedom the Bald Eagle, GUS the Eagle

Year Opened: 1984

Capacity: 25000

City / State: Statesboro / Georgia

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Georgia Southern vs App State

Rival Team: App State Mountaineers

The Appalachian State - Georgia Southern rivalry stems from similarities rather than differences. Not only do the two schools have similar academic histories as they both were originally teacher colleges, but they also have similar histories on the Gridiron. Both joined the Sun Belt Conference in 2013 after building up a strong championship pedigree in the FCS. The two schools have met every year since 1993 with the Mountaineers holding a 16-13-1 advantage. Georgia Southern hopes to narrow that gap this year with a victory over the hated Mountaineers.

Modern Day Hate

Rival Team: Georgia State Panthers

Despite the fact that Georgia Southern and Georgia State have only met on the gridiron once there is still a strong rivalry between the two schools that dates back to 1980s. The rivalry began on the hardcourt when both teams competed in the Atlantic Sun Conference from 1983 to 1992 and since then has flourished over the fact both schools want to lay claim to the GSU moniker. Georgia Southern has won the only meeting so far 69-31 and hopes to continue that trend in the coming years.

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Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Eagles

Head Coach: Tyson Summers

Team Mascot: Freedom the Bald Eagle, GUS the Eagle

Year Opened: 1984

Capacity: 25000

City / State: Statesboro / Georgia