Sports

STATESBORO, Ga. - The Georgia Southern University football team will vacate three wins---two in 2013 and one in 2014---as part of the recently completed NCAA investigation into impermissable academic benefits in the football program.

BOONE - T.J. Poulos, a rising sophomore at (Division III) Guilford College in Greensboro, was presented the inaugural Ben Stafford Memorial Scholarship Award on Thursday at Jack Groce Stadium, during the opening ceremonies of the Tar Heel League State Tournament.

NEW ORLEANS - Senior linebacker John Law (Atlanta, Ga./Grady) was named the Sun Belt’s Preseason Defensive Player of the Year on Friday, which highlighted the six Appalachian State University football student-athletes that received preseason all-Sun Belt recognition, the league office announced.

Salisbury, MD - The surging Hickory Crawdads stretched their winning streak to a season-best five games with a 4-0 win against the Delmarva Shorebirds 4-0 Friday night at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The win also gives Hickory the three-game series sweep.

NEW ORLEANS – The Sun Belt Conference announced Friday its 2016 Preseason All-Sun Belt Football Team and individual awards, chosen by the 11 head coaches and selected media representatives.