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COLUMN: Social media has been calling for Byington’s job for months now

Though he was successful at Georgia Southern, social media has been calling for Mark Byington's job for months.

Amanda Arnold

March 23, 2020

After a season full of mountains and valleys, the Georgia Southern men’s basketball team finished tied for fourth seed in the conference, which is the worst finish since the 2015-2016 season, accompanied by a 20-13 overall record. GS seemed to be on a roll during postseason play, but their run for a...

Georgia Southern Head Coach Mark Byington resigns in favor of James Madison

Amanda Arnold and Elijah Jackson

March 20, 2020

On Friday, Mark Byington resigned as Head Coach of the men’s basketball program in favor of James Madison University after seven years at Georgia Southern.“We want to thank Mark for his seven years of service to Georgia Southern and certainly wish him the best of luck in the future. We fully exp...

Rescheduling spring 2020 commencement is “on the table,” says President Kyle Marrero

President Kyle Marrero and the commencement committee are working on alternative ways to celebrate students' achievements, according to a Wednesday announcement from Marrero.

Blakeley Bartee

March 18, 2020

STATESBORO — President Kyle Marrero announced Wednesday that rescheduling spring 2020 commencement is "on the table" as an option for alternative ways to celebrate students' achievements."As a follow-up to our initial announcement of spring commencement ceremony cancellation, we know that this deci...

Spring 2020 commencement canceled

Blakeley Bartee

March 17, 2020

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern University's spring commencement has been canceled in response to COVID-19, GS Communications and Marketing announced in an email Tuesday.The cancellation is in line with recommendations from the Georgia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to avoi...

Classes moved online, residence halls closed in response to COVID-19

Classes moved online, residence halls closed in response to COVID-19

Blakeley Bartee

March 16, 2020

STATESBORO — The University System of Georgia announced Monday that all classes will be online for the rest of the semester in response to the novel coronavirus.Georgia Southern University and the rest of the USG institutions will move to online instruction for all courses "with extremely limited ...

NCAA committee recommends eligibility relief for spring sport student-athletes

NCAA committee recommends eligibility relief for spring sport student-athletes

Elijah Jackson

March 13, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council Coordination Committee recommended today that all student-athletes who participated in spring sports should be granted eligibility relief. "Details of eligibility relief will be finalized at a later time," the NCAA said in a statement. "Additional issues with NCAA rules must ...

Your View: Four Georgia Southern students on COVID-19

Blakeley Bartee

March 13, 2020

STATESBORO — At the Russell Union bus stops the Friday afternoon before spring break, we asked four students for their thoughts on the coronavirus, spring break and campus closures.Kiarra Lovett, sophomore biology majorSophomore biology major Kiarra Lovett said she is not personally worried about th...

Letter from the Editor: No matter what happens, The George-Anne will still report the news

Blakeley Bartee

March 13, 2020

Dear Georgia Southern University community,My name is Blakeley Bartee, and I am the editor-in-chief of The George-Anne. I would like to take this opportunity to update you all on what will happen to our operations in the coming weeks.GS and other universities within the University System of Georgia will suspe...

NCAA cancels March Madness along with remaining winter and spring championships

Elijah Jackson

March 12, 2020

The NCAA has announced that the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships have been cancelled in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The decision comes a day after NCAA president Mark Emmert said that the NCAA w...

University System of Georgia suspends instruction for two weeks in response to coronavirus

Blakeley Bartee

March 12, 2020

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University and all other University System of Georgia institutions will temporarily suspend instruction beginning Monday, March 16 in response to the coronavirus.The announcement comes after Gov. Brian Kemp confirmed the first death related to COVID-19 in Georgia on March 12...

Men’s basketball post season run cut short by the coronavirus

Elijah Jackson

March 12, 2020

The Sun Belt has decided to cancel the remaining games of the 2020 Sun Belt Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships in light of the concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19).The announcement comes just an hour after the Sun Belt Conference announced the remaining games would be played ...

“Stay calm,” says Georgia Southern medical director on coronavirus

Sarah Smith

March 11, 2020

STATESBORO — Dr. Brian DeLoach, medical director for Health Services, addressed the Faculty Senate at their meeting Wednesday night regarding the coronavirus, which the World Health Organization has called a pandemic.There are six confirmed cases in Georgia with 11 presumptive cases. Presumptive means that the case wa...

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