- Category: Athletics
- Published on Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:07
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern Athletics has designated its Oct. 30th football game against Samford as "Military Appreciation Day" to honor the women and men who serve our nation in the Armed Forces. In conjunction with other game promotions, Georgia Southern sponsors and fans are donating tickets for military personnel and their families to allow them to attend the Samford game for free. Tickets will be distributed to military personnel throughout the region.
Fans can order tickets through the Georgia Southern Athletics Ticket Office or donate tickets as part of this campaign. When ordering tickets, fans are asked to provide their contact information unless the donation is to remain anonymous. The Athletics Ticket Office in the Cowart Building is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday and three hours prior to kickoff on home game Saturdays. Tickets that may go otherwise go unused for the game should be mailed no later than Friday, October 15th to: Athletics Marketing, P.O. Box 8086, Statesboro, GA 30460.
All requests for placement of the donated tickets to a particular military branch or base will be taken into consideration, but cannot be guaranteed.
Active, non-active, reserve and retired military personnel and their families are eligible to purchase $10 general admission tickets for the October 30th game. Up to four general admission tickets may be purchased at the Athletics Ticket Office or ticket booths on game day with a valid military ID. Internet or phone orders are not eligible for the discount.
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Thursday, 03 July 2008 00:17
The Eagles need your support to pack Our House’. Ticket plans begin at $125 per ticket or with the Subway Family Plan of $70 per ticket with a minimum of three tickets purchased. Fans can call 1-800-GSU-WINS to order their 2008 season tickets and help make “The Prettiest Little Stadium in
Southern Boosters, Inc. is the private fundraising arm for Georgia Southern Athletics that raises funds to provide scholarship assistance to Georgia Southern University's student-athletes and other priority needs of the Georgia Southern University Department of Athletics. There are a number of ways in which fans can help Southern Boosters support more than 380 student-athletes as they pursue their dream of earning a ring and a diploma while competing for the Blue and White. By donating to Southern Boosters, you are giving "For All the Right Reasons".
Southern Boosters’ goal for the 2008 campaign is $1 million in support of
Eagle Sports Marketing has partnered with local, regional and national companies to provide advertising, sponsorships, promotional items, marketing, and public appearances of not only members of the Georgia Southern Athletic Department coaching staff and GUS.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2008-09 sports year, which range from title sponsorship of a football game, to signage provided on scoreboards and throughout the stadium, to corporate tailgates and group ticket prices, to the televised Coaches Shows (Football, Men’s Basketball and Baseball).
Eagle Sports Marketing is in charge of all sponsorship revenue as well as marketing and promotions for all 15 sports sponsored by Georgia Southern University. Georgia Southern Athletics could not operate without the continued support of its many sponsors and looks forward to another banner year in attendance, ticket sales, and sponsorship revenue. To find out how Eagle Sports Marketing can help promote your business please call Matt Taylor at (912) 478-1500.
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Saturday, 12 November 2011 19:40
Tom Kleinlein became the Director of Athletics for Georgia Southern University on November 12, 2012. He will oversee 15 men’s and women’s Division I athletic teams at Georgia Southern.
Kleinlein comes to Georgia Southern from Kent State where he became Deputy Athletic Director in September 2011 after serving as the Golden Flashes’ Executive Associate Athletic Director since 2010. Kleinlein served as the primary advisor and liaison to the director of athletics while overseeing the strategic planning and operations for Kent State’s Intercollegiate Athletics Department.
He managed Kent State’s revenue generation component and coordinated the department’s efforts with Institutional Advancement, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs and served as the direct sport supervisor for football along with men’s and women’s basketball while directing many of the day-to-day operations of the department.
During his time at Kent State, Kleinlein negotiated a five-year multi-media agreement with Clear Channel Media & iHeartRadio as well as an all sport apparel deal with Nike that included the first ever team concept shop in the Kent State University Bookstore. In only his first season with the Golden Flashes, he developed and implemented marketing plans that saw a 200% increase in football attendance in 2010 and an increase in basketball ticket revenue for the 2011-12 season. Kleinlein was also part of the implementation team for a 10 year, $42.5 million athletic facility master plan for Kent State.
Prior to his arrival in Kent, Kleinlein was the Associate Athletic Director for Football at Arizona State University from 2005-10. In that role, he oversaw the strategic planning, budget, personnel, scheduling, team travel, facilities, student-athlete welfare and campus and alumni relations. Before his stint in Tempe, Kleinlein served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Football Operations at Rutgers University in Piscataway, N.J. from 2003-05, overseeing all aspects of a $6.1 million budget. Prior to that, he spent nearly four-and-a-half years at his alma mater, joining the Wake Forest University staff in 1998 as an academic counselor, before being named Assistant Director of Football Operations in 2002.
A four-year letter winner on the Demon Deacons’ offensive line from 1989-92, Kleinlein earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Wake Forest (1998), and a master’s in education curriculum and instruction from Arizona State (2008).
Originally from Inwood, N.Y., Kleinlein and his wife, Tara, have two sons – Austin and Mason.
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Wednesday, 04 June 2008 00:23
Each member institution selects an honoree based on that person’s contribution to the institution. The winners were honored for their contributions at the Southern Conference Awards Dinner in Hilton Head, S.C. on May 28, 2008.
"The Distinguished Service Award honors select individuals who have gone above and beyond the call to help Southern Conference institutions better achieve their goals to the benefit of thousands of student-athletes," said Southern Conference Commissioner John Iamarino. "We sincerely appreciate their efforts and are happy to recognize the award recipients with this honor."
Durden came to
“I can think of numerous individuals who certainly deserve to receive this award as well, so I am extremely honored. This is a great group of individuals I was included with,” said Durden. “To be in the same company of previous award winners from
Durden was recognized as the "Young Alumnus of the Year" by the
A contractor by trade, Durden has lent his talents on numerous occasions by rebuilding the footbridge across Eagle Creek and by annually remodeling and updating all of the suites at Paulson Stadium.
This is an award that Durden could not have imagined receiving after graduating from
“No way could I have envisioned this. From day one when I stepped foot on campus I have been indebted to this place. I received the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Durden. “Usually when you give you are repaid ten-fold in some form or fashion. I gave it up for the Eagles then and I try to repay that back each and every day. When they were calling out things that other award winners had done for their respective universities, mine was peanuts. It is simply amazing what people will give back to their university and community. I encourage everyone to do what they can to give back.”
Durden and his wife Lori, also a
“Lori and I certainly appreciated celebrating this moment with the distinguished group representing
“I could not have done any of this without the support of my wife Lori and my family. We are both graduates of
According to Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Sam Baker, “We are extremely proud to nominate Tim Durden for this award. Tim and his family have meant so much to the overall success of Georgia Southern Athletics, the Eagle Football Assistance Association and Southern Boosters. Tim helped build the championship tradition of Georgia Southern Football, and he has continued to support our Athletics Department. It is a privilege to honor Tim with this award.”
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Wednesday, 03 April 2013 15:43
STATESBORO, Ga. – Moriah Bellissimo (volleyball) was named the Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and Aleksandar Tomic (men's soccer) earned Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors at the Georgia Southern University Honors Day this morning. The pair will also be honored at the GSU Scholar-Athlete banquet April 24.
Bellissimo earns the honor for the second consecutive year. A recipient of the Southern Conference Presidential Scholarship and a first-team CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American, Bellissimo helped Georgia Southern to a 25-7 overall record and the SoCon South Division title with a 15-1 league record in 2012. The second-team All-SoCon selection was named SoCon Offensive Player of the Week and SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week this season when she averaged 2.99 digs, 2.84 kills and 0.28 service aces per set. A three-time member of the SoCon Academic Honor Roll and two-time SoCon All-Academic selection, Bellissimo currently serves as president of the Georgia Southern Student-Athlete Advisory Board and carries a 4.0 grade point average in exercise science.
A three-time Academic All-SoCon selection and three-year member of the SoCon Academic Honor Roll, Tomic helped the Eagles to a 3-3-1 league record and a semifinal appearance in the SoCon Tournament. The senior defender played in 14 matches and registered an assist this season. Tomic, a native of Sydney, Australia, played in 61 career contests and recorded a goal and two assists. He carries a 3.56 grade point average in construction management.
Each Georgia Southern head coach nominates a student-athlete for the award, and the University Athletics Committee selects winners from the nominees.
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