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Stepfather: Ware transferring to Georgia State

The stepfather of former Louisville guard Kevin Ware says the player is transferring to Georgia State.
Via FOXSports.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Ware Transfers To Georgia State

Kevin Ware has decided to transfer to Georgia State. Ware announced he was departing Louisville in late March, one year after he suffered a gruesome broken leg against Duke in the 2013 Elite Eight. Georgia State relied heavily on transfers to reach its 25-9 record this season.
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

UL-Lafayette rallies for 82-81 overtime victory in Sun Belt championship

Georgia State guard Ryan Harrow missed an off-balance jumper in the lane with five seconds left in overtime and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette held on for an 82-81 victory in the championship game of the Sun Belt Tournament on Sunday afternoon at UNO's Lakefront Arena. The victory sends the Ragin' Cajuns (23-12) to the NCAA Tournament. It was an improbable victory...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Faces of March: Ryan Harrow

This week, we are profiling five players currently under the national radar who could become breakout stars of the NCAA tournament. Other profiles include: Grant Gibbs, Creighton Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin Zach LaVine, UCLA Last March, Cinderella came to the ball in the form of Florida Gulf Coast. The Eagles made history by becoming the first 15 seed to make the Sweet Sixteen. After...
Via The Sports Post
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bulldogs Win At Georgia State, 16-9

Senior Alison Owen contributed in the circle and at the plate got six runs batted in from freshman Katie Anne Bailey on Wednesday in an offensive outburst as the two led Mississippi State to a 16-9 victory against Georgia State at Bob Heck Field.
Via mississippistate.scout.com
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Murray Honored at State Capitol

ATLANTA - On Wednesday former UGA quarterback Aaron Murray was honored at the Georgia State Capitol as Legislature passed a bill honoring his contributions to the state.
Via georgia.scout.com
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

R.J. Hunter named Sun Belt Player of the Year

Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter was named the Sun Belt’s Player of the Year in men’s basketball on Tuesday, leading a parade of Panthers who received honors. Coaches and one media member covering each school voted. Ron Hunter was named the conference’s coach of the year after leading the team to a 17-1 record and top seed in the Sun Belt tournament, which begins on Thursday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

R.J. Hunter Headlines Sun Belt Awards

R.J. Hunter of Georgia State has been named the 2014 Sun Belt Player of the Year. Hunter was joined on the All-Sun Belt First Team by Ryan Harrow, Reger Dowell, Shawn Long and Elfrid Payton. On the All-Sun Belt Second Team are Manny Atkins, Will Neighbour, T.J. Price, Augustine Rubit and Kirk Van Slyke. Payton was also named Defensive Player of the Year, while Chris Harrison-Docks...
Via RealGM
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia State takes Sun Belt, poses Cinderella threat

ATLANTA -- Shirts flashing RUN SBC were everywhere, dotting the corridors and the rafters of the 3,500-seat arena the Georgia State Panthers call home, bringing singularity to a coronation years in the making. The school stole some inspiration from hip-hop icons for the T-shirts -- complete with sunglasses reflecting a team huddle and the Atlanta city skyline; a nod to the team&...
Via Fox Sports South
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cinderella Series: Georgia State

March Madness is in full swing. Conference play will be wrapping up this weekend for most teams, while some of the mid major conference tournaments have already commenced. This may not matter to some teams, as there are a handful of teams that have all but punched their NCAA tournament ticket; but for just about every mid major program, it is a 1 game playoff every single game. In...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia State cruises by Texas-Arlington 77-49

Manny Atkins tied a career high with 27 points and Georgia State took down Texas-Arlington 77-49 Thursday to earn at least a share of the regular season Sun Belt Conference title. Georgia State (21-7, 14-1) holds a three-game lead over Western Kentucky in the conference standings. Each team has three conference games remaining. The Panthers used a big second half to top Texas-Arlington...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Atkins named Sun Belt player of the week

Georgia State’s Manny Atkins was named the Sun Belt men’s basketball player of the week on Monday. Atkins, a senior, averaged 16 points and 7.7 rebounds in leading the Panthers (20-7, 13-1) to three consecutive wins. His 3-pointer with eight-tenths of a second remaining lifted the Panthers to an 80-77 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday. Georgia State will play at Texas...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Guy says 150,000 retweet-related date with Lolo Jones is off now

Bubby Lyles who is a journalism student at Georgia State, seems like a nice kid and he has a crush on Lolo Jones. He decided the best way to get her attention was by asking her for a date if he was able to get 150k RTs on Twitter (the tweet is old, he did have the 150k). If I get 150,000 RTs @lolojones will let me take her on a date! Help me out! pic.twitter.com/j9hFfxqlCi — Bubby...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia St. tops UL-Lafayette 80-77 on game-winner

Manny Atkins hit a 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left to give Georgia State its 17th win in its last 18 games, an 80-77 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday night. Louisiana-Lafayette trailed 77-68 with 1:45 to play but scored nine straight points to tie the game 77-77 on a free throw by Elfrid Payton with 30 seconds left. Georgia State (20-7, 13-1 Sun Belt Conference) then...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Long Ball Saturday

Ole Miss was trailing Georgia State 1-0 heading to the bottom of the fifth inning. Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco decided to talk to his team about its offense to that point.
Via mississippi.scout.com
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia State tops Louisiana-Monroe 75-60

Manny Atkins scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Georgia State continued to roll in conference action with a 75-60 victory over Louisiana-Monroe Thursday. Devonta White added 20 points and five assists for Georgia State (19-7, 12-1 Sun Belt Conference), which has won 16 of its last 17 contests. The Panthers scored the first five points of the game and opened on a 15-4...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia State bounces back, tops Texas State 68-41

Ryan Harrow had 17 points and reached 1,000 career points Monday night as Georgia State bounced back from its only conference loss to beat Texas State 68-41. Manny Atkins added 15 points to come within seven points of the same career milestone for the Panthers (18-7, 11-1 Sun Belt Conference). Georgia State responded from its 85-81 loss to Troy on Saturday with a season-low for...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia State puts big finish on UALR, 68-57

Devonta White scored 22 points as Georgia State stayed perfect through 10 Sun Belt games, knocking off Arkansas-Little Rock 68-57 Thursday night. The Panthers closed out the first half with an 8-2 run to post a 29-21 halftime advantage, but UALR battled back to tie at 31 four minutes into the second half. White converted 3 of 4 from the line and added a layup to give Georgia State...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia State overwhelms South Alabama 85-65

R.J. Hunter scored 24 points as Georgia State won its 13th straight game, defeating South Alabama 85-65 Monday night. Manny Atkins and Ryan Harrow had 20 apiece and Curtis Washington added 10 for Georgia State (16-6, 9-0 Sun Belt Conference). Harrow also had seven assists and four steals. Georgia State, which shot a season-high 63 percent from the field, made 10 of 17 from beyond...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Geogia State escapes Texas-Arlington in OT, 101-91

R.J. Hunter and Devonta White each drilled a 3-pointer at the end of regulation to pull Georgia State into a tie and force an overtime period that saw the Panthers outscore Texas Arlington 19-9 to pull out a 101-91 win. The victory was a school record 12th straight for Georgia State, which trailed, 82-79 with 2.7 seconds left in regulation before White drilled a 30-footer with ...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia State defeats Louisiana-Monroe 66-58

Ryan Harrow scored 18 points and Devonta White added 17 to lead Georgia State to a school record 11th straight win with a come-from-behind, 66-58 victory Saturday over Louisiana-Monroe. Manny Atkins scored for Georgia State to tie it at 55. Harrow followed with a layup to give Georgia State a 57-55 lead with 3:12 to play and the Panthers led the rest of the way, closing with a 13...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Sun Belt Hoops Insider for Week of Jan. 23

Georgia State, which played in the CAA last season but was a founding SBC member, remains the only undefeated team in conference play. The league’s early surprise team, UALR, sits behind the Panthers in the standings followed by the trio of Western Kentucky, Louisiana and ULM.
Via louisiana.scout.com
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hunter, Georgia St. beats LA-Lafayette 77-70

R.J. Hunter exploded for 33 points, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range, in leading Georgia State to a 77-70 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday night. Manny Atkins grabbed 11 rebounds and 11 points for the Panthers. Louisiana-Lafayette led by as many as 8 points in the first half but the Panthers stormed back 4 minutes into the second period, tying the score at 37 on a Curtis...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia State rolls by UALR 99-73

R.J. Hunter scored 25 points and Manny Atkins had 22 points as Georgia State remained unbeaten in conference play with a 99-73 win over Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday. Georgia State (12-6, 5-0 Sun Belt Conference) shot 53.1 percent from the field as all five starters reached double figures. The Panthers jumped to a 59-29 lead at halftime, led by 15 first-half points from Atkins...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Column: A coach with a cause ditches his shoes

Ron Hunter knows he'll be hurting after Georgia State's next game. That's just the way it is when you stomp around on a hard, wooden floor in your bare feet for the better part of two hours. ''I'm very animated on the sideline, and I'm not about to change how I coach,'' says Hunter, in his third year running the men's basketball program at...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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