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Georgia State Coach Ron Hunter Calls Out Barack Obama After Upset Win (Video)

Barack Obama, like most of us, didn’t see Georgia State upsetting Baylor, but luckily for the rest of us, our brackets aren’t shown to millions of people. You better believe the Georgia State club saw Obama’s bracket — which the president unveiled earlier in the week on ESPN — in which he took the No. 3 seed Baylor to topple the No. 14 Panthers. So when Georgia State retreated...
Via NESN.com
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter Hits Game-Winning 3, Coach Falls Off Stool

No. 14 seed Georgia State pulled off a 57-56 upset of No. 3 Baylor in the round of 64 on Thursday, thanks to a clutch three-pointer by junior R.J. Hunter right in front of his father, Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter. With the Panthers down 12 points with just under three minutes to go,... The post Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter Hits Game-Winning 3, Coach Falls Off Stool appeared...
Via The Garbage Time
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Georgia State’s Ron Hunter Broke His Cast Celebrating His Son’s 3-Pointer vs. Baylor

Ron Hunter’s celebratory fall out of his chair proved to be a somewhat costly one – it was clearly worth it, though.  On Thursday, the Georgia State coach dropped to the floor after his son, R.J. Hunter, hit a game-winning 3-pointer against Baylor in the NCAA Tournament’s Second Round.  Ron Hunter, who was sitting on a rolling chair because he tore his Achilles celebrating...
Via College Spun
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ron Hunter, Georgia State continue to rule NCAA tournament

Ron Hunter, Georgia State continue to rule NCAA tournament. A day after his son, R.J., drained a 3-pointer to push the Panthers to the Round of 32 by stunning Baylor, the coach and his team held court on Friday in Jacksonville. One concern, however, is the cast on Hunter's torn Achilles. "Before the game, they had to saw off the top part of the cast because my knee started swelling...
Via Fox Sports
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Nobody is Having More Fun in the NCAA Tournament than Georgia State

A day after upsetting Baylor in the NCAA Tournament, Georgia State coach Ron Hunter can’t even get a celebratory breakfast.  Right...
Via Athlon Sports
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Wife of Georgia State coach Ron Hunter making him get pedicure

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter has become a sensation this week. As you know, Hunter tore his Achilles on Sunday while celebrating his team's Sun Belt Conference Championship win. On Thursday, when his son R.J. hit a game-winning three-pointer to give the Panthers an upset over Baylor, Ron fell right out of the rolling chair he had to use as a result of the injury. However, there...
Via Fox Sports
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament Posts 25-Year High in Television Ratings

If you weren’t enthralled by the dramatic finishes and major upsets during the first day of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, you can’t consider yourself a sports fan. Fresh off Georgia State and Alabama-Birmingham pulling major upsets and Harvard nearly unseating North Carolina, television ratings for the first day of the tourney were at a 25-year high. Rating for Thursday’s...
Via Sportsnaut
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

R.J. Hunter Reenacts His Dad’s Famous Fall After His Game-Winning Three-Pointer

After hitting the game-winner for Georgia State to beat Baylor, R.J. Hunter reenacted his dad's (and coach's) memorable reaction. A video posted by SportsCenter (@sportscenter) on Mar 19, 2015 at 8:50pm PDT Without a doubt, the most memorable moment of Georgia State’s upset win over Baylor on Thursday didn’t even happen on the court. While Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Trolls President Obama After Mountaineers Beat Buffalo

We’ve got a new trend in the college basketball world, and the President of the United States is involved. Thursday, after Georgia State shocked Baylor, head coach Ron Hunter called out President Barack Obama for failing to pick the Panthers. Now, Friday, after West Virginia took care of business against Buffalo, the Mountaineers did the same. WVU’s Twitter account tweeted directly...
Via College Spun
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State eager to extend feel-good story vs. Xavier

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Ron Hunter hobbled onto a podium with assistance from the little scooter he's been using to get around since suffering the most talked about injury in the NCAA Tournament. The coach's torn Achilles tendon introduced him and Georgia State to basketball fans throughout the nation, but the Panthers are proving they've got game, too. The 14th-seeded Sun Belt...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State Panthers Fight to Keep the Dream Alive

R.J. Hunter #22 of the Georgia State Panthers celebrates after the Panthers win 57-56 against the Baylor Bears in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images). The father/son and coach/player dynamics are essentially one in the same. The majority of coaches have been referred to as a father-figure by their respective players...
Via The Sports Journal
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State made improvements to Ron Hunter’s chair

Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter provided a moment that will live forever in NCAA Tournament lore when he fell out of his chair after his son R.J. hit a huge three-pointer that helped the Panthers beat Baylor in the first round. Hunter has been coaching from the chair since tearing his Achilles while celebrating...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ron Hunter breaks down in news conference

Georgia State was one of the best stories of the first week of March Madness thanks to their upset of three-seed Baylor on Thursday, which came on a game-winning shot by coach’s son R.J. Hunter, who dominated for the Panthers down the stretch. Though the Panthers’ run came to an end against Xavier in a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State Coach Gets Emotional In Post Game Presser

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter is brought to tears when talking about the last week for his Georgia State team and coaching his son.
Via Gamedayr
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter Breaks Down After Xavier Loss

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter broke down during his team’s postgame news conference after his team lost 75-67 to Xavier. Who can blame...
Via Athlon Sports
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State Coach Has Tearful Press Conference Following Team’s Loss To Xavier

Georgia State may be bounced out of March Madness by Xavier, but they leave as darlings of the tournament. Check out the press conference given by Georgia State coach Ron Hunter who spoke directly from the heart about his team. Hard not to love everything about this. This is NOT the first time Ron Hunter Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State Coach Delivers Tearful Postgame Speech About His Son (Video)

Even when they’re out of the NCAA Tournament, Georgia State still finds a way to be the greatest part of March Madness. Head coach Ron Hunter became something of a national treasure after he tore his Achilles celebrating his team’s tournament berth only to then fall off his rolling stool when his son R.J. hit a game-winning 3-pointer to upset No.3 Baylor just a few short days...
Via NESN.com
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

UT Arlington-Georgia State Weekend Notes

UTA and Georgia State are in the mix early on in Sun Belt Conference play, as both are sitting at 4th and 5th in the standings through the first few series’ of the conference season. Though this won’t be posted until the weekend is over, I’m going to post my thoughts on the series during the weekend. Friday: Georgia State 5 – UT Arlington 2 Georgia State had control of this...
Via Baseball Essential
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Clerkley Commits to Georgia State

Three-star Class of 2016 forward Chris Clerkley, of Perry, Georgia, has verbally committed to the Georgia State Panthers. Alex Kline of The Recruit Scoop reported Clerkley’s decision, via Justin Young of HoopSeen.com. RT @JustinDYoung: 2016 in-state PF Chris Clerkley has committed to Georgia State. — Alex Kline (@TheRecruitScoop) May 26, 2015 Clerkley becomes Georgia State’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State Panthers 2015 Preview and Prediction

Patience will need to be in ample supply for Georgia State. The Panthers have gone 2-33 during the last three seasons as the startup program has...
Via Athlon Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

R.J. Hunter is the Rising Star That No One Has Heard Of

R.J. Hunter is trying to prove himself as a lottery pick in this year’s NBA Draft. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/ Getty Images) For many, R.J Hunter was the guy who hit that ridiculously deep shot against Baylor in last year’s NCAA tournament to upset the Bears and send Georgia State through to the next round. Not many people knew the type of numbers he put up for the Panthers this...
Via The Sports Journal
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Draft: Celtics Select Georgia State Guard R.J. Hunter At No. 28

The Boston Celtics added another guard to their roster with the No. 28 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by selecting Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter. He will become the first Georgia State player to play in the NBA. Hunter led Georgia State to the 2015 NCAA Tournament, where they upset Baylor in the second round before losing to Xavier. He averaged 19.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists...
Via NESN.com
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics Rookie R.J. Hunter Skips ESPYs To Stay With Team At Summer League

The Georgia State men’s basketball team earned an ESPY nomination for its upset of Baylor in this year’s NCAA Tournament, but the star of that squad won’t be on hand for the festivities. Instead, R.J. Hunter will be spending his Wednesday night a few hundred miles away in Las Vegas, where his new team, the Boston Celtics, currently is competing in the NBA’s Vegas summer...
Via NESN.com
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

R.J. Hunter skips ESPY Awards to stay in Las Vegas

R.J. Hunter is having himself quite the impressive showing in Las Vegas, nailing tough outside jumpers on a regular basis and showing why he's such a dangerous offensive player. And unlike some players at summer league, Hunter decided to stay with his team instead of traveling to Los Angeles for the ESPY awards. Here's his explanation, courtesy of the Boston Herald:“I just felt...
Via Fox Sports
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State’s Kevin Ware: Stubbing Big Toe ‘One Of The Worst Pains Ever’

If everything goes according to plan in our lives, we’ll never know what it feels like for our leg to literally snap in half. But we have stubbed our toe before, and according to the authority on both injuries, they’re pretty much the same thing. In fact, stubbing your toe might be worse. Stubbing your big toe has got to be one of the worse pains ever.— Kevin Ware (@wareisbev...
Via NESN.com
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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