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  • Seminar

    Seminars educate football team

    These hour-long sessions covered topics like drugs and alcohol abuse, public perception of athletes, academic dishonesty and suicide prevention.

  • Nathan Schuster

    Follow the quarterback race

    Heah Coach Bill Curry has been searching for the player who's most fit to be the team's quarterback. So far, his top options are Ben McLane, Kelton Hill, Ronnie Bell and Nathan Schuster. The mystery will be solved on August 30, when Georgia State opens up the season against South Carolina State.

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    Ready to go

    Football players feel ready for season opener

    The Georgia State football team will have the chance to avenge last year’s astonishing loss against the South Carolina State Bulldogs, as they face them at this Thursday’s season-opening game in the Georgia Dome.

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    Panthers look ahead to 2012 season

    The football team gets ready for the first and only season where they compete in the CAA Conference.

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    Moving on

      Brandon Williams  As Georgia State baseball’s season comes to a close, the program will bid farewell to one of the more prolific players in school history, Brandon Williams. Ranking in the top five in school history in hits, runs, doubles and RBIs, as well as seventh in batting average, Williams has put together quite a career at Georgia State.

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    Panthers that mattered

    A breakdown of this year's top spring athletes

      Eric Buckner- Buckner was a major reason the Georgia State men’s basketball team had one of their most successful seasons in school history. His 3.4 blocks per game ranked sixth in the entire NCAA. Buckner’s 62 percent field goal shooting was the best mark in the CAA.

  • Panther student-athletes make the grade

      The phrase “dumb jock” is not one that can be thrown around the Georgia State campus, as many Panther athletes are also high achieving students.  Making high grades has become a tradition in the athletics department and student-athletes have managed to maintain a combined GPA of at least 3.

  • Athletes make a difference in the community

      Georgia State athletes don’t just make moves on the court—they give back to the community, and they are looking to up the ante.    The Panthers recently upped their goal from 3,000 to 5,000 hours of community service for the 2011-2012 school year.

  • Manny Atkins Looks to Lead the Panthers in future seasons

      Georgia State’s basketball team has been searching for a new group of players that can carry on the winning ways that last season’s team began. One of the huge acquisitions was sophomore Manny Atkins from Virginia Tech, who promises to be the leader that the team will need next season. 1 comment

  • Charlesha Lightbourne keeps family tradition running

      Coming from a family filled with athletes, Charlesha Lightbourne was the last in her family to continue the track and field tradition.  Lightbourne was born in Abaco, Bahamas and raised in a small town called Crown Haven. She has been running since she was three years old.

  • Pitcher Ben Marshall finds groove in senior campaign

      After struggling through his first several seasons with Georgia State, pitcher Ben Marshall has found his groove in his senior season and quickly emerged as the best starter in the Panthers’ rotation. Marshall’s newfound dominance on the mound was more clear than ever when he pitched the first nine inning complete game of his career two Saturdays ago in a 8-3 victory over CAA rival George Mason.

  • Braves

    Braves put 2011 collapse behind them, eye NL East crown

      After on offseason in which Braves players and fans alike had nothing to do but reflect on last season’s epic collapse, Spring is finally here and both groups are ready to put 2011 behind them as they open the season on the road Thursday against the New York Mets.

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    Byrd soars in first as Panther

      After sitting out last season due to NCAA transfer rules, star tennis athlete Whitney Byrd did not let that discourage her. Byrd proved this by recently earning the Colonial Athletic Association women's tennis Player of the Week award. Already having a tennis background with her father who used to play tennis for Georgia State in the 80’s, Byrd said it was him who actually that actually taught her how to play.

  • Like father, Like Son: Ron Hunter set to coach his son

      There have been plenty of great father-son combinations throughout the history of sports such as Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning, Dell Curry and Stpehen Curry and Cal RIpkin Sr. and Cal Ripkin Jr. Next season, the Georgia State men’s basketball team will have a father-son combination of their own—head coach Ron Hunter and Georgia State recruit RJ Hunter. 1 comment

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    Sports Club: Equestrain club takes on competition in stride

      The art of riding and directing a 1,000-pound animal may seem pretty intimidating, but not for the undaunted riders of the Georgia State Equestrian Club.  In addition to learning key riding and equine skills, the team walks away with so much more.

  • Football mixes things up in spring practices

      After a couple weeks of practice, members of the Georgia State football team finally got a chance to showcase their skills for a crowd of 600 fans in this year’s spring scrimmage held at the GSU Practice Complex this Saturday. The game pitted the Georgia State defense against the offense.

  • Patrick Duffy | the SIGNAL

    Georgia State baseball wins series against CAA rival James Madison

               After suffering a tough road loss to Alabama State University, Georgia State focused in on CAA rival James Madison and took two of three in the weekend series. The CAA series win brought Georgia State’s record to 11-14 and their conference record to 4-2.

  • Graham Robson | the SIGNAL

    Panthers staying focused against top-notch competition

           The Georgia State women’s tennis team (8-5) is currently in good shape-they currently find themselves ranked no. 70 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s team rankings with less than month to go before the CAA championships.

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    Basketball attendance fails to match on-court success

              The result on the court was different from years past for Georgia State basketball, but in the stands things remained the same. Despite posting a 22-12 record, the second highest win total in school history, Georgia State continued to struggle to fill the Sports Arena, averaging 1,450 fans per game in a facility that can seat 3,831.

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    Leave it to Levick

    Athletic Director Cheryl Levick does diffi cult balancing act

              If you suddenly found yourself responsible for 14 Division I sports teams, over 400 student athletes and all of the staffs that accompany them, you would probably want to start by creating some sort of game plan. 1 comment

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    Matias Hatem: It doesn’t take two to tango

              Although Matias Hatem loves the NBA and played soccer at a young age, he chose tennis to be the sport that would direct his future. “Tennis is a passion that I have,” Hatem said. “I like that it’s a sport where my performance depends on myself.

  • A young team with a bright future

             With two freshmen, four sophomores, a redshirt senior and sophomore and just one senior, many of the Panther golfers are a little short on experience. However head coach Joe Iman sees the team’s youth as an asset.

  • Women’s track & field races by the competition

               Georgia State’s women’s track and field has been staying on top of their game. They have contributed in the top finishes and individual event victories for sprints and distance.           Senior Charlesha Lightbourne has been doing exceptionally well in her sprint races in her last year as a Panther.

  • Lauren Coleman leads talented crop of freshmen

             When Lauren Jones graduated after last season as Georgia State softball’s all-time leading home run hitter, she left a void on the Panthers roster at first base, but freshman Lauren Coleman has immediately embraced the challenge of replacing a Panther legend.

  • Meet Your Recruits: Mark Weidenaar

               When Head Coach Bill Curry and the Georgia State football team chose to recruit former Lakeside High School quarterback Mark Weidenaar, they just might have struck gold.           Weidenaar was a three-sport athlete at the Columbia County school he played football, basketball and ran track.

  • Panthers serving up the heat in sensational season

               It’s been 41 days since the Georgia State men’s tennis team (15-2) last tasted defeat. Since dropping all but one of seven points against Atlanta-rival Georgia Tech, the Panthers have dropped only seven points on their way to 11 straight victories.

  • Record-breaking run halted by Mercer

                   Georgia State basketball’s second winningest season in school history came to an end Saturday  afternoon as they fell to Mercer 64-59 University in the second round of the CollegeInsider.

  • Hawks Midpoint Assessment

      After the loss at New York on Wednesday, the Hawks were exactly at the halfway of this shortened NBA-season. It's time for a midpoint assessment. Despite a difficult schedule with 9 games in 12 days the Atlanta Hawks were off to a very good start including this season two wins at Miami and by 15 points against the Bulls.

  • Senior Athlete Profile

    Guilleux has a bright future ahead of her, yet she is only concerned with the present

              In America, the quantities of food are bigger, the food is fatter and the healthy options in the buffet are slim. And Charlotte Guilleux said that this is one of the things she dislikes the most about living in the United States.

  • Second half NBA questions and All-Star Weekend predictions

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    Georgia State Womenʼs Soccer wants to start from scratch

            After having an unsatisfactory season that resulted in Coach Domenic Martelli being fired, the Panthers are ready to start on a clean slate with a new coaching staff. Georgia State's first-year head coach Derek Leader believes in spite of having a disappointing season, finishing ninth in the standings, the team has a lot of potential to be a winning team. 1 comment

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    Georgia State baseball imports big arm from Germany in pitcher Max Schmitz

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    Valente, Panthers hungry for more success

           Georgia State men's tennis team has a hunger for the top. With a current record of 4-2, the team has no expectations to have another loss anytime soon.        Victor Valente, who is ranked No.

  • Tournament implications:

    Why YOU should go to THE LAST GAME OF THE YEAR

    10 reasons why every student should go to the Old Dominion game   This Wednesday, the Panthers are set to take on Old Dominion at 7 in the Sports Arena. Here are a few reasons why this is a game that no Georgia State student should miss.   10.

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    Track and Field teams gel together for top finishes

           With the indoor season coming to a close and the outdoor season just beginning, Georgia State looks to dominate this season, as several Panthers produced good results at the Vulcan Invite and finished in top spots in Birmingham, Ala.

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    Get to know your recruits: Kyle Vorster

            Most college sport fans are familiar with the term redshirt. This occurs when a student athlete saves a year of eligibility, usually to either develop their skills or recuperate from an injury.        Freshmen Kyle Vorster, however, was forced into wearing a shirt color that many are unfamiliar with.

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    DOUBLE/TROUBLE:

    GSU twins look to bring opponents double the trouble

             Perhaps no one can express what it means to have a twin better than Georgia State basketball player Sade Means. "To have a twin means a lot, you never have to worry about being lonely or searching for that close friend that everyone needs," Means said        Means is only the tip of the iceberg, because, as improbable as it may seem, there are eight other Panther athletes who have twins.

  • Women’s basketball playing for pride

            The Georgia State women's basketball team (7-17, 1-12) has not won a game since Feb. 2, and, after a 94-56 loss to Delaware, has not had a victory in three games. With only one Colonial Athletic Association win against CAA competitor Northeastern, the Lady Panthers have no chance of making it to the CAA Championship on March 8.

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    Micheaux shines in thrilling spirit week games

             Despite splitting two home games last week, Georgia State (17-9, 9-6 CAA), with plenty of help from Josh Micheaux, showed a mental toughness that has defined their season.         Micheaux was in rare form last week as he turned in dominating performances in both the 61- 59 over Northeastern and the 80-77 over time loss to Delaware. 1 comment

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    Georgia State softball opens season with First Pitch Classic

    Panthers fall to LU Lancers in final round

            Georgia State softball showed glimpses of why they were picked as the preseason CAA favorite, as they stormed through the competition in the First Pitch Classic before falling to Longwood University 11-7 in the final round.

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    Athlete Spotlight

    Alana Thomas to take on new challenges

           The softball team had an excellent season last year. Through all of the base running, conditioning and batting practice, Georgia State players are ready to play ball again.  This includes Georgia State senior Alana Thomas, who thinks that a lot of her competitive drive came from her dad.

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    Military background sets Gainous on track

            Discipline, perseverance and commitment are not only natural qualities of a leader but are also qualities taught through an individual's upbringing.         Alex Gainous, a two-year captain for Georgia State's men's track team, has a familiarity with these qualities due to growing up as a "Navy brat.

  • Angelia Nugent gets ready for spring season

           With the cold days of winter passing into the year, springtime coming around the corner and a couple of events under their belt, Georgia State women's track team is ready.        This would include Georgia State track star senior Angelia Nugent.

  • Panthers make big improvements despite past seasons

           Senior Eric Buckner set an all time career high Saturday night against Hofstra, as Georgia State concluded their road trip by winning back-to-back games.       With six blocks in the game and 129 overall, Buckner set Georgia State's career block record, surpassing Zavian Smith (1989-1994).

  • GSU club takes frisbee to the ultimate level

            Most people would think that playing ultimate frisbee is just throwing a disk around. However, the truth is that there is way more than that to the game.        At Georgia State, a group of students strive to put this misconception to rest by representing the school with their own ultimate frisbee club, which began in 2008.

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    Georgia State lures in strong recruiting class

      After having a 3-8 record last season and only scoring 22.6  points per game, the Panthers are looking for a stronger and brighter future as they signed 17 student athletes on Wednesday's National Signing Day. After losing a large senior class due to graduation, including four starters on the offensive line and two on the defensive front, Georgia State wants to boost their depth this season.

  • GraHaM roBSoN | tHE SiGNaL

    Fields looks forward to bright future after graduation

             Most of the time when you ask a Miami Heat fan to choose between Lebron James or Kobe Bryant, nine times out of 10 they will respond with King James. However, senior guard for the Georgia State Panthers James Fields is a part of the minority in that aspect.

  • GEorGia StatE SportS coMMuNicatioNS

    Cagles benifitting from brotherly love

           Kanye West's ode to Jay-Z, "Big Brother," off of the 2007 release The Graduation is a song that almost anyone with a close sibling can relate to. "Sibling rivalry/Only I could see/It was the pride in me/That was driving me," West raps as he describes his bromance with his peer.

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    Women’s tennis starts season hot

           The Georgia State women's tennis team has been having a respectable season, starting off with a record of 3-1 despite already facing some of the top teams in the nation.       The team successfully beat Furman University and No.

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    Georgia State baseball set for 2012

           Georgia State baseball will play its season opener on Feb. 17 against Western Illinois and will look to hold on to their place as a CAA powerhouse despite the loss of several seniors who were key to the team's 37-win season last year.

  • Exercise Science major Rodney Edwards works on his game in anticipation of the upcoming season.

    Students prep for intramural basketball season

           Throughout the previous basketball intramural seasons and tournaments, players have played each game with passion and there has been a high level of competition. Now that a new season is starting, it does not seem like it will be an exception.

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    Georgia State preps for the inaugural sand volleyball season in 2012-2013

            Georgia State will add its tenth women's sport with the Georgia State sand volleyball team, coached by current indoor volleyball head coach Tami Audia.       Director of Athletics Cheryl L.

  • The Panthers record remains unblemished after dominant performances against Lipscomb and Old Dominio

    Men’s tennis starts season off strong despite changes

           After hiring a new assistant coach and welcoming four new signees, the No. 65 ranked Georgia State men's tennis team earned a win in their 2012 season opener and secured their first conference win of the season with a 6-1 victories over Lipscomb and Old Dominion.

  • The members of the paintball club are all about business when they suit up and hit the playing field

    Georgia State Paintball Club

    Braving bruises for glory

            With all of the preparation, planning and executing in the game of paintball there's still this one burning question many people have about the sport—does it hurt when being shot with a paintball?        "With adrenaline going on you don't really feel it," said Michael Waters, president of the Paintball sports club.

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    GRAPPLING & BJJ CLUB TUNE THEIR TECHNIQUES

             The casual UFC fan loves nothing more than to see a good knockout, but a hardcore mixed martial arts (mma) fan can appreciate the chess match that happens on the ground or up against the cage as two skilled fighters armed with techniques like the darce coke, arm bar and omo plata go at it.

  • SIGNAL

    Concrete Crazies change men’s basketball forever

              ‘"You are sitting in the Georgia State Student STANDING section. So… STAND UP," reads the signs placed on the seats of section 107 in the GSU Sports Arena, and in this section stand the rowdiest group of fans you will ever meet.

  • CAA Conference Play Heating Up

            With just over two months of NCAA basketball behind us, teams find themselves knee deep into conference play. The Colonial Athletic Association is as competitive as ever with three teams tied for the number one spot with CAA records of 5-1 and three teams tied in second with CAA records of 4-2.

  • Despite having only completed one year as a Panther, Jack Dyer is already on his way to becoming one

    Jake Dyer piling up honors and saves

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  • Junior Cody Paulk has managed to shine both on and off the court.

    Paulk does difficult balance act with ease

            Being a student-athlete at Georgia State can definitely a challenging task, but that does not appear to be true for Cody Paulk from the women's basketball team, who seems to have a special ability to succeed both academically and athletically.

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    Tere-Apisah’s tennis background paving the way for a bright future

            Almost every student athlete wants to be the one who stands out from the crowd, but this usually does not happen until they are upperclassmen. However, Georgia State tennis star Abigail Tere-Tere-Apisah had an accolade-filled freshmen year and looks to excel in her sophomore campaign as well.

  • Women's basketball takes beating on the road

    The women's basketball team fell short in their visit to New York and suffered the ninth loss of the season. This time, the Panthers lost to Hofstra 80 to 67. Early in the game, Georgia State's defense could not stifle Hofstra's aggressive offense and started to fall behind early.

  • Mens basketball outlasts tough UNCW team

    After a closely contested first half, the men's basketball team gained strength from its cheering crowd and defeated UNCW 75-61.   "I want to thank these kids," said coach Ron Hunter in the post-game press conference. "Everyone talks about ‘coach Hunter' but these guys carried me tonight.

  • It’s our job to show we expect athletic success

               Georgia State students haven't had much to cheer about when it comes to their athletic department in recent memory.         Sure the new football team held our attention for a little while, until the disastrous sophomore campaign, and occasionally we'll take note of the women's soccer team or baseball team having some success in their respective sports.

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    Verdun wins in the Game of Life: On and off the court

             Student athletes can only imagine going out on a high note.  A lot of athletes dream about becoming a top student athlete and few achieve it. There's one Georgia State graduate who did.        GSU public policy graduate Vineece Verdun recently earned the honors of Cobra Magazine Student Athlete of the Year.

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    Mens basketball playing with a chip on their shoulder

             Despite being picked as the second worst team in the Colonial Athletic Association's annual preseason poll, Georgia State (11-4, 3-1 CAA) has played with poise, toughness and a will that has catapulted them into being the second best team in the conference.

  • Five-tim All-CAA performer Angelia Nugent could bring her championship total to four this Spring

    Track & Field move into 2011-2012 season with new coaching staff

            After winning last year's Colnial Athletic Association team championship, former head coach for Georgia State and CAA Coach of the Year, Eric Campbell announced his resignation this past November.      In light of his resignation, cross country director Chris England took over as the interim head coach for the track & field team.

  • Charlotte Lorentzen will look to add to an already stellar resume that already includes 2010 and 201

    Mens and womens golf teams prepare for the Spring season

            The Georgia State mens golf team looks to get back in the swing of things Jan. 30 and 31 for the JU Invitational at Jacksonville State University.      The Panthers will then head Hilton Head, SC to play in the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate hosted by Francis Marion.

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    Georgia State tennis teams look to step up their game during the spring season

             The Georgia State men's tennis squad finished the fall season ranked No. 65 in the ITA Men's National Team's Rankings.  But with a new season of key match ups approaching, the Panthers will work toward improving their ranking.

  • Kelton Hill celebrates after winning first start at the Homecoming game this year. He passed for 209

    To Hill and Back: Kelton Hill’s Season of Redemption

           Modern day sports pages are overflowing with tales of star athletes who wasted their talent and opportunity because of poor judgment off the field. Last summer, Georgia State quarterback Kelton Hill II nearly became one of those stories.

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    Hunter’s Rebuilding Plan Ahead of Schedule

          On Mar. 21, 2011 Ron Hunter walked through the doors of the Student Center Ballroom and accepted the job as Georgia State's men's basketball head coach. There, he boldly proclaimed that he would reverse the Panthers losing culture and take the program to places it had never been.

  • “Playoffs? Don't talk about the playoffs!”

                     Ah yes, Jim Mora's epic post-game rant will live on forever in the list of all time meltdowns, along with Dennis Green's memorable "they are who we thought they were" crack-up after losing to the Bears.

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    Chan Harris checks back into the game

           Just a few months after returning from injury, Chandra Harris earned a preseason All-CAA Second Team selection, putting her in the top-ten women's basketball players in the conference. This marks Harris' third such selection as one of the CAA's top athletes.

  • PATRICK DUFFY | THE SIGNAL

    Football’s sophomore slump

           A sophomore slump is often defined as an athlete experiencing a period of developmental confusion after a successful freshman campaign. The phrase is also applicable to the 2011 Georgia State Panthers football team. Despite Georgia State's season ending win over Campbell, head coach Bill Curry expressed his disappointment about this season, but it was not a complete disaster. 1 comment

  • SAAKIB ZAFRANI / THE SIGNAL

    The End of an Era

    Longtime Women’s Soccer head coach Domenic Martelli fired

         After 12 years of coaching and building Georgia State's women's soccer program, Domenic Martelli's contract was terminated on Nov. 8 by Athletic Director Cheryl Levick after the team posted a 7-12-1 record and fell just one win short of securing a spot in the CAA tournament.

  • Mike Holmes | Georgia State Sports Communications

    Campbell seeks revenge in final game

    The 2-8 Panthers will host the 6-4 Campbell Camels this Saturday in the Georgia Dome in a rematch from last season. This will be the final game of Georgia State's sophomore season. The Panthers are coming off a third straight heartbreaking loss that was the result of crucial fourth quarter mistakes, a problem that has plagued the team since last season.

  • Jeff Hurndon

    Cross Country finishes season strong at NCAA Regionals

                The Georgia State Cross Country teams finished their season at the NCAA South Regional meet in Tuscaloosa, Ala. with the women placing 14th out of 27 teams while the men placed 15th out of 24 teams.

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    Volleyball heads into CAA tournament

             The Georgia State volleyball team will advance to the Colonial Athletic Association tournament tied for the fourth seed as they finish their season 14-7 and 6-8 in the CAA.          The Panthers lost to top-seeded Northeastern Friday night in five sets and defeated Hoftsra on Sunday 3-1 in the Senior Day game.

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    Men’s Soccer to face Duke in NCAA first round

                Men's Soccer will take on the Duke Blue Devils in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Nov. 17. After a stellar CAA campaign, the NCAA announced on Monday that the Panthers had advanced.           The men's team had their best season since joining the CAA in 2005, as they made it to the conference tournament and advanced to the semifinals last weekend.

  • dJ dUNSON associate Sports editor

    Occupy: Georgia Dome

                During an up and down sea- son, I expected better inside the Georgia Dome. Instead we've witnessed a constant barrage of let- downs from the Georgia State Panthers football team—and from the students. 2 comments

  • sAAkiB ZAfrAni | the signAl

    Panthers’ fourth quarter woes continue

               Georgia State's disastrous sea- son continued on Saturday as a 30- 23 loss to West Alabama dropped its record to an embarrassing 2-8.           Georgia State managed to outgain UWA 447 to 388, but failure to protect the football and execute, re- sulted in key turnovers and unsuccessful red zone visits.

  • gAry BrittAin | DoMinion Photo

    The evolution of a center and a program

    Anytime there's a changing of the guard at the head coaching position, growing pains are expected.

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    Panthers blow consecutive games in overtime

    In the overtime period the Panthers received the ball first and were unable to advance with very conservative play calling.

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    First CAA Tournament berth

     

    Men's Soccer was picked to finish 12th in the 12-team CAA this season. On Wednesday they will play their first match ever in the CAA tournament, having secured the sixth seed.

  • JEFF HURNDON

    Cross Country heads to NCAA South Regionals

    Coming off a strong end to their season, Cross Country is set to compete in the NCAA South Regionals in Tuscaloosa, Ala. this Saturday.

  • JEFF HURNDON | THE SIGNAL

    Stefanoff and Poncelet earn individual honors at CAA Championship

    The Georgia State women's cross country team placed third overall, while the men placed fourth at the CAA Championship Meet last Saturday. Despite the windy conditions, there were 672 runners on the Panthers home course at Nash Farm.

     

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    Football Preview: St. Francis Saints to bring powerhouse offense to the Dome

    After guaranteeing a losing sophomore season with a heart- breaking loss to UT San Antonio last weekend, the Panthers will be fighting for pride as they host the St. Francis Saints this Saturday.

     

  • PATRICK DUFFY | THE SIGNAL

    Volleyball post back-to-back wins

         After being away from the GSU Sports Arena for five straight games, the Georgia State volleyball team came back home and defeated Colonial Athletic Association rivals George Mason and James Madison on Friday and Sunday.

  • MIKE HOLMES | GEORGIA STATE SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS

    Losing season begins in the Alamodome

    Despite their best defensive ef- fort of the season, the Panthers were unable to edge the start-up UT San Antonio Roadrunners in overtime last Saturday at the Alamodome.

     

  • Weekly NCAA football matchups and predictions

    22 Georgia vs. Florida

    For the first time in several years, Geor- gia will take the field at the "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" as the over- whelming favorites over their Gator rivals. The Gators are reeling after losing three con- secutive games. The Gators have averaged only nine points per game during their losing streak. If Brantley can't play, the Gators will struggle to move the ball and put points on the board.

    Florida wins 27-17

  • SAAKIB ZAFRANI | THE SIGNAL

    From foster care to the football field

    Albert Wilson is known as the all-purpose specialist and big play threat for the Georgia State Panthers' football team.

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    Baldwin-Tener prepares Women’s Basketball for second season

          After a first season full of grow- ing pains and adjustments under new head coach Sharon Baldwin-Tener, Georgia State will try to establish a winning culture in the 2011 campaign.

         

  • TODD DREXLER | SIDELINE SPORTS

    Gruca shines at Auto Trader.com Collegiate

    Sophomore Tyler Gruca placed seventh out of 75 competitors last Tuesday at the AutoTrader.com Collegiate, and led the Panthers to a fifth place team finish.

     

  • EDWARD A. ORNELAS / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

    UTSA Roadrunners preview

    After their exciting home- coming victory, the Panthers will look ahead to their next road game against the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners.

  • Patrick Duffy

    Panthers snap losing streak

    One day after celebrating his 69th birthday, Georgia State head coach Bill Curry received a gift from his team in the form of a sticky Gatorade bath and a thrilling double overtime victory at homecoming in front of more than 14,000 fans.

     

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    Cross Country sweeps Coach “O” Invite

    The Georgia State women's and men's cross country teams placed first last Saturday at the Coach "O" Invitational in Troy Ala.

  • Cardinals clash with Rangers in World Series

    Neither the Cardinals nor the Rangers were supposed to return to the World Series—at least not this year.

  • GEORGIA STATE SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS

    Lorentzen leads team to second at Lady Pirate Intercollegiate

    Georgia State's women's golf placed second in the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate last Tuesday in Greenville, N.C. The Panthers fell three strokes short of first place, although the ladies shot the best round of the tournament.

  • GEORGIA STATE SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS

    Volleyball advances to 4-2 in conference play

    In the first three matches of a five-game away stretch the Georgia State volleyball team advanced to 4-2 in Colonial Athletic Association play. The Panthers defeated Hofstra (11-12, 2-4) and UNC Wilmington (9-14, 2-4), but was swept by Northeastern

  • GEORGIA STATE COMMUNICATIONS

    Scott brings Panthers back with hat trick

             Scoring a goal in the beautiful game is a beautiful thing indeed. Find the back of the net and, at least for a moment, you're on top of the world. Find it again, and you've earned yourself a few drinks from your mates down at the pub.

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    HOMECOMING ANXIETY

    Panthers look to avoid losing season at homecoming

    On Saturday the Panthers will seek revenge against the Jaguars, as the Georgia Dome should be full of fans for homecoming.

     

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    Panthers must win out to avoid losing season

    Georgia State's record fell to 1-5 Saturday, as they were defeated on the road by South Carolina State 23-13.

  • Weekly NCAA football matchups and predictions

     

    12 Michigan at 23 Michigan State

  • GSU communications

    Men’s soccer eyeing CAA tournament

     

    Georgia State's defense has been its strong suit as the Panthers shut out three consecutive opponents, including one in a win over NC State and top 25 ranked William & Mary.

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    Panthers look to get back on track at South Carolina State

     

    After a poor showing against Murray state, the Panthers will trave to South Carolina State University.

  • GSU communications

    Softball completes exhibition season 6-2

     

    The Georgia State softball team wrapped up their 2011 fall schedule on Oct. 2, splitting a doubleheader with Georgia Tech to finish 6-2.

  • GSU communications

    Strong individual performances for golf

     

     

    The Georgia State men's golf team finished seventh overall last Tuesday at the fourth annual Rees Jones Collegiate Invitational in Daufuskie Island, S.C. Two members of the team finished in the top 15.

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    Feeling blue: Fourth straight loss leaves Panthers searching for answers

    Georgia State PaNthers losing streak continues

     

    Poor special teams and an uninspired defensive performance overshadowed receiver Danny Williams record breaking day and doomed the Panthers against Murray State Saturday. 

  • Weekly NCAA football matchups and predictions

    17 Florida at 1 LSU

    With John Brantley out at least one game with a knee injury, the Jeff Driskel era begins at Florida.

  • GEORGIA STATE SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS

    Volleyball sweeps, then gets swept

    Georgia State volleyball swept Colonial Athletic Association opponent Virginia Commonwealth Friday night at the GSU Sport Arena , but was swept by William & Mary Sunday afternoon after a weekend of conference of play.

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    Poncelet finishes among top runners at Paul Short

    Sophomore Valentin Poncelet finished sixth overall, among the best runners in the nation, in the men's run at the Paul Short invitational last Friday in Bethlehem, Pa. Georgia State traveled north to go against over 100 schools at Paul Short.

  • Football looks to right ship against Murray State

    After two disappointing losses on the road to Jacksonville State and Houston, Georgia State will return home on Oct. 8 to square off against the Murray State Racers.

  • THE BASEBALL PAGE

    Red Sox epic collapse is end of an era

    While the Braves comeback was equally traumatic for fans, Boston had the added knife twist by cosmic irony. Not only did Boston's final loss come against a vastly inferior team, but even in defeat, the Yankees gladly dashed the hopes of Red Sox Nation. The city of Atlanta has moved on but September's collapse was the type of disaster that will have psychiatry offices in Boston packed until next October.

     

  • CURTIS COMPTON | AJC

    Braves collapse reveals troubling problems for future

    The Atlanta Braves completed their historic collapse this past week, and while the Red Sox snagged most of the national headlines with an epic plummet of their own, the hometown disaster revealed problems in the Braves future that the Red Sox won't have to deal with.

     

  • Weekly NCAA football matchups and predictions

    3 Alabama at 12 Florida

    When Alabama takes the field against Florida, not only will the coaches on the opposing sideline be unfamiliar to Nick Sa- ban but so will the offense. One thing has changed under Will Muschamp. These Gators are a more balanced offensive unit. Tim Tebow was the only 1,000 yard rusher for Florida during the Urban Meyer era. Through four games, Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps are already nearing their 2010 rushing totals. However, this season both Rainey and Demps are on pace to rush for 1,000 yards. However, they'll be hard pressed to find yards against Alabama's defense, and John Brantley will have to lead the Gators to victory. Not likely.

  • GeorGia State SportS CommuniCationS

    Stars propel volleyball to shutout victory

    In a convincing victory, the Georgia State volleyball team(7-11) shut out UNC Wilmington Saturday 25-17, 25-20, 25-20 in their first Colonial Athletic Association battle of the season. The match also featured two of the CAA's top three serving teams in the Panthers and Seahawks. Despite playing its six starters for the entire match, the Panthers did not lose a single a single set.

  • October Baseball MLB Postseason Preview

    New york yankees: Clinched

    Why They'll Win: The Bronx Bombers batting. Not only do they lead both leagues in home runs but Jeter is hitting .333 since getting his 3000th hit. Despite, the Yankees reliance on high priced mercenaries, their hottest hitter right now is, Jesus Montero, a product of their minor leagues.

    Why They Won't: Starting rotation. After CC Sabathia, the Yankees have few options to round out their starting rotation and lack a second quality starter with playoff experience. Iván Nova(16-4, 3.62 ERA) is only a rookie, A.J. Burnett is 10-11 and Freddy Garcia is winless in September.

    MVP: Cano has surged down the stretch while Granderson has faltered.

  • GSU communications

    Women’s soccer recovers from loss with overtime win

     

    The Georgia State women's soccer team (4-7) dipped into the first two game of its confer- ence schedule over the weekend with mixed results. The Panthers first Colonial Athletic Associa- tion match of the 2011 season began on Friday evening at Drexel's home field, in a rain soaked match against the Drexel Dragons. . 29.

  • GeorGia State SportS CommuniCationS

    Brittany Johnson follows in brothers footsteps

    Humorous, outgoing, and hard- working are three words that de- scribe freshman guard Brittany John- son of the Lady Panthers basketball team. Growing up in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Johnson began playing basket- ball at a young age. In her four year career at South Side High School, Johnson scored 1,230 points and sank 174 three-point shots. Not only was she a force on the court but a leader in the classroom, graduating with a 3.9 cumulative GPA.

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    Football preps for clash with Houston’s record breaking offense

    Georgia State football preps for clash with Houston's record breaking offense The Georgia State defense has shown an inability to stop the run but on Sept. 24, the Panthers will face off against one of the most potent passing offenses in all of college football.

  • Stephen Gross, AP

    Panthers lose to nationally ranked Jacksonville State in first road game

    Georgia State (1-2) football suffered its second straight loss of the season, in Jacksonville, Alabama after falling to the No.16 ranked Jacksonville State Gamecocks (2-1) Saturday, 37-21.The first possession of the day resulted in a Matt Hubbard punt after the Panthers were unable to get the ball past their own 21-yard line.Capitalizing on the great field position the Gamecocks delivered the first blow by scoring a touchdown on their first possession.Kevyn Cooper made the huge plays for JSU during the scoring drive with a 17-yard reception and 28-yard touchdown reception from Coty Blanchard.

     

  • Curtis Compton photo | AJC

    Rookie of the year?

    When looking at favorites to win the 2011 National League Rookie of the Year, two names seem to find their way instantly into the conversation, and they both happen to play for your hometown Atlanta Braves.

     

  • Georgia State Sports Communications

    Freshman leads women’s cross country team to second place finish

    The Women's cross country team came in second last Saturday at the 36th GSU Invitational while the men placed fourth. Competitors included Georgia, Kennesaw State, UNC Wilmington, Tennessee Tech, Austin Peay, Clayton State, West Georgia, Troy and Morehouse. The Georgia State women's team placed second with a score of 33, just 5 points behind Georgia. On the women's side, top runners for this event was junior Katherine Showalter, sophomore Anna Sinclair and freshmen Hannah Stefanoff and Sarah McCarthy. Stefanoff led the way for the Panthers by winning the women's individual title by finishing with a time of 22:23 in the 6K race. Recently, she also earned CAA co-runner of the week and CAA runner of the week with sixth place finishes at the Auburn Invitational and the UGA Invitational.

  • Georgia State Communications

    Volleyball continues season-long slump in the Bash at the Boro

    Georgia State volleyball (5-11) has yet to overcome its slump as they traveled to Statesboro this weekend and left with a tournament record of 1-3. The Panthers played four matches over the course of three days in the Bash at the Boro held at Georgia Southern University.

  • College football week four predictions

    23 USC @Arizona State

    Despite, the Trojan's post-season ban for this season, Matt Barkley and Robert Woods comprise college football's most dangerous pitch and catch duo. On the other side of the line of scrimmage, Arizona State's Vontaze Burfict is an unstoppable force and elite NFL prospect, with a mean streak. Some believe he will be college football's defensive player of the year. It's unusual for USC to not have a great tailback but they will prevail.

    Result: USC wins 23-16

  • Georgia State Sports Communications

    Women’s soccer team rebounds from winless start

    After going winless over the first few weeks of the regular season, the Georgia State women's soccer team (3-6) has now won two of their last three matches. In the process, they made head coach Don Martelli seem clairvoyant after he declared that the Panthers would rebound over the weekend.

  • Saakib Zafrani | The Signal

    Georgia State heads to Jacksonville State for rematch

    Georgia State (1-1) will look to rebound from their loss to Old Dominion, as they hit the road for the first time this year and take on the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (1-1) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. JSU defeated the Panthers 34-27 in overtime last season after a controversial call took away a game-tying touchdown pass from Georgia State.

  • Saakib Zafrani | The Signal

    Panthers overwhelmed by mistakes in a 40-17 loss to Old Dominion

    The Georgia State Panthers (1-1) were plagued by turnovers and penalties and was overwhelmed on defense as they fell to Old Dominion (2- 0) at home 40-17 in what was a sloppy performance from both teams.

  • Georgia State Sports Communications

    Women place first at Auburn Invitational

    The Women's cross country team earned first place Friday at the Auburn Invitational, while the men finished third.

  • Georgia State Sports Communications

    Volleyball comes up short at Cowgirl Invitational

    The Georgia State Panthers went 0-3 this weekend in the Universityof Wyoming Cowgirl Invitational.

  • Georgia State Sports Communications

    Men’s soccer mounts late comeback over Mercer

    Trailing 1-0 in the 76th minute, men's soccer mounted another furious comeback last Friday, and emerged with a scintillating 2-1 victory

  • Saakib Zafrani | The Signal

    Brittany Johnson follows in brothers footsteps

    Humorous, outgoing, and hard- working are three words that de- scribe freshman guard Brittany John- son of the Lady Panthers basketball team. Growing up in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Johnson began playing basket- ball at a young age.

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    Hunter adds four in first recruiting classginia

    Before his first season as Geor­gia State's men's basketball coach, Ron Hunter spent the summer on the recruiting trail seeking to bolster the roster.