Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/12/12
Georgia Southern officials are hoping to return home with more than a victory after Friday's football game at North Dakota State. They want to win over a North Dakota high school senior. The Statesboro, Ga., college has an enrollment of more than 20,000 students. In the course of crunching numbers from the fall semester, school officials discovered they had students from 90 countries and 49 states. ''We were missing one state: North Dakota. Zero. Goose egg,'' said Casey Jones, a Georgia Southern alumnus who recently took a job in the school's marketing and communications department. So in addition to sending 60 football players and a handful of coaches to Fargo, the school is arming its radio crew with brochures extolling the virtues of the 106-year-old university. ''I told them to pass them out liberally,'' said Christian Flathman, the school's vice president for marketing and communications. ''Not so much to steal from our colleagues at North Dakota State, but to definitely p...
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