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Kevin Ware cleared to play immediately at Georgia State

It took a mere four words for Kevin Ware to express his excitement at not having to wait another year to continue his comeback from his gruesome broken leg 15 months ago. "Turrrrrnnnn upppppppp let's go!!!!!!!!" the former Louisville guard tweeted. Ware, who transferred to Georgia State in April, learned Thursday the NCAA has decided to grant him a waiver enabling...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Isaiah Williams transferring to Georgia State

A day after losing a point guard, Georgia State picked up one with Isaiah Williams deciding to transfer from Samford. Williams, a 6-foot-1 native of Buford, averaged 11.9 points and 3.4 assists per game last year in winning the Southern Conference’s freshman of the year. He had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.6. “I felt like it was the best fit for me,” he said. Backup point...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

H.S. Bat Flip of the Year — Hunt Smith Rips Grand Slam To Win Georgia State Title

      I’m in tears. Seriously, tears are streaming down my face after watching this Hunt Smith bat flip last week in…
Via Busted Coverage
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

100 Days until Kickoff: Entering the Great Unknown

There are now 100 days until college football kicks off for another season of football. I made a mistake in counting by missing a game between Georgia State and Abilene Christian on Wednesday, August 27. I know, how could I have missed that one, right? There will be a number of changes in college football this season between coaching changes, new players, new uniforms and the latest...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia State wants to turn Turner Field into football stadium

Georgia State is proposing repurposing Turner Field into a 30,000-seat football stadium and building another baseball stadium that will include Hank Aaron’s wall as part of the structure. University President Dr. Mark Becker and Atlanta real estate development firm Carter provided the Atlanta Journal-Constitution an exclusive look at the proposal on Wednesday. The idea is more...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia State eyeing Turner Field for site of new football stadium.

Georgia State University is reportedly interested in redeveloping Turner Field for a football stadium and other uses when the Atlanta Braves move out. The school has teamed up with Atlanta-based real estate developer Carter to present a $300 million redevelopment plan for the site, which the Braves are scheduled abandon for a new stadium in Cobb County, Ga. in 2017.The plan calls...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

DEVELOPING: Georgia State Wants Turner Field

The talk had gone down about a month ago that Georgia State University was really interested in the Turner Field property that will be vacated by the Atlanta Braves when they move to the suburbs for the 2017 season.It's now official...in proposal form, anyway...Janel Davis and J. Scott Trubey over at the AJC got the look at what the university wants to do for their future. They...
Via Online Sports Guys
May 07, 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...
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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

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 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.
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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

Georgia State cruises past Western Kentucky 77-54

Curtis Washington scored 16 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and sparked the second half breakaway run that gave Georgia State a 77-54 win over Western Kentucky in a conference matchup Thursday night. Georgia State (10-6, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference) opened the second half with 15 unanswered points sparked by a Washington dunk to shake off a close first half and pull steadily away, outscoring...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hunter carries Georgia St. past S. Alabama 73-63

R.J. Hunter scored 30 points to lead Georgia State to a 73-63 win over South Alabama on Saturday for its sixth-straight win. Manny Atkins and Devonta White added 14 points apiece for the Panthers (9-6, 2-0 Sun Belt Conference). Hunter, who had five 3-pointers, hit all 13 of his free throws as Georgia State was 24 of 26 from the foul line. That helped off-set a four-point game for...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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