Georgia Southern played its first year of baseball in 1933. The team went to the College World Series in 1973 and 1990 and has appeared in 11 NCAA regionals. The team was also crowned the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Champions in 1962, sweeping Portland State.
History of the Eagles
The Georgia Southern Eagles have a long and storied history in NCAA sports. Since the school's founding in 1906, they've been competing at the highest level of collegiate athletics and making its mark on the national scene. The Eagles are members of the Sun Belt Conference and compete in Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).
The football program has seen impressive success, with six conference titles since joining FBS playback in 2014. In 2016, they earned their first-ever bowl game appearance when they defeated Bowling Green 58-27 to win the GoDaddy Bowl Championship Game - an incredible feat for such a young team!
In addition to football success, Georgia Southern also boasts vital basketball programs and baseball teams that have had great seasons throughout recent years. The men’s basketball team has made four NCAA Tournament appearances since 2011 while winning two regular season championships and one tournament championship during that period too! On top of this impressive run of form from both hoops squads is an equally successful baseball team that won three consecutive Sun Belt Regular Season Championships from 2017-2019 before being crowned National Champions last year after defeating Texas Tech 5–4 at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha!
Overall it's clear that there is plenty for fans to be excited about when it comes to supporting these talented student-athletes representing Georgia Southern University – whether you're cheering them on through thick or thin - there will always be something special about being part of Eagle Nation!
College Sports Established
Georgia Southern University
1982 - Present / NCAA Division I
2014 - Present / Sun Belt Conference
1991 - 2014 / Southern Conference
1982 - 1991 / Independent
Eagles - The Georgia Southern Eagles have been a staple of the NCAA for decades, and their nickname has become an iconic symbol of college sports. But where did it come from?
It all began in 1924 when the school was founded as First District Agricultural & Mechanical School. At that time, they were known simply as “the A&M” or “the Aggies” – both references to the school's agriculture and mechanical engineering programs at its founding. However, this name didn’t last long; only two years later, in 1926, they changed their mascot to one more fitting with their location: The Eagle! This new nickname paid homage to Georgia's official state bird - also found on many county flags throughout the state - while providing a solid symbol for athletes competing under its banner.
The eagle quickly became associated with strength and power – values still held dear by fans today – but there was more than just symbolism behind this choice of a mascot; it had practical implications too! With such a large bird representing them on game day (eagles can reach up 7 feet tall!), opponents would be intimidated before even stepping onto the field/court… giving our beloved Eagles an advantage immediately!
Today we proudly cheer on our mighty Eagles at every home game, knowing what inspired such an iconic moniker so many years ago! So whether you've been around since '24 or just started following along recently, take comfort in knowing you're part of something much bigger than yourself... Go EAGLES!!
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