Atlantic Sun hoops hosting social media days

Macon TelegraphOctober 22, 2013 

            The Atlantic Sun's version of media days for basketball has become social media days.

            All of the head coaches and a player or two will be in front of a camera for 30 minutes Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (Oct. 22-24) to answer questions from fans.

            It began Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. with USC Upstate's men, followed by ETSU men, Stetson's women, ETSU's women, Stetson's men (and Macon's Corey Williams).

            Tuesday night's session tips off at 8 with Mercer's men. Wednesday's starts at 11:30 a.m. with Northern Kentucky's women and at 8 with Mercer's women.

            Here's the full schedule.


            Fans can submit questions on Twitter using the hashtags #ASunMBB or #ASunWBB or on the A-Sun Facebook page.


            Has there ever been a more, well, irrelevant and unanticipated meeting between Georgia Southern and Appalachian State as this week?

            In football? No.

            Georgia Southern is 4-2, App State 1-6. One and six.

            The biggest game of the season is on the same day, Samford at Wofford. That's the game conference folks will be watching, because those are the two ranked teams in the conference.

            Even with the Eagles and Mountaineers ineligible for pretty much everything, one thought back in August that this could still be a game to determine the top team - not officially - in the Southern. They were picked 1-2, and ASU had preseason offensive player of the year Jamal Londry-Jackson.

            Instead, GSU is tied for fourth record-wise with Furman and ASU is tied with Elon - Elon - for sixth.

            Western Carolina has scored more points in conference games than App State. Elon has give up fewer.

            Such a massive dropoff deals the Southern a huge perception blow. It was already going backward in power and prestige with GSU and ASU leaving, but with their final seasons in the league being so unimpressive - ASU's is embarrassing - it sucks even more respect out.

            And no, despite Mercer's nice record this season so far, it doesn't get any better with the three additions over the next few years. VMI, which joins with Mercer and East Tennessee State and has been bad for a long time, is 1-5 and 242nd in the Sagarin Ratings, one spot better than Mercer.

            Nevertheless, who'd have thought that a late-October Saturday in Boone with the Eagles in town would be such an afterthought?

 The top 10

            Georgia has its share of Division I and Division II programs, so let's throw out a poll.

            Not a good season to poll.


1. Georgia – Despite everything, obvious.

2. Georgia Tech –Despite everything, obvious.

3. Georgia Southern – Despite everything, obvious.

4. Valdosta State – No. 11 in Division II, still a national contender

5. Vacant – gap is too big right now

6. West Georgia – Is 4-3 overall, 1-2 in Gulf South

7. Savannah State – Has a better program than Grambling. Oh my.

8. Mercer – Competition too weak so far, three games on D-I level.

9. Albany State – Just playing better than FVSU

10. Georgia State – This spot is almost vacant, too.


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