Georgia State Men’s Basketball Head Coach Ron Hunter and former Panther Men’s Basketball star R.J. Hunter have bought 100 tickets to giveaway for the school’s first football Bowl Game. The football Panthers will face San Jose State at the Cure Bowl in Orlando, Florida on Dec. 19.
The football team was invited to the Cure Bowl after finishing the regular season on a four-game winning streak and handing rival Georgia Southern the school’s worst home loss in its football history, 34-7. The latest accomplishments for the team was having senior safety Tarris Batiste being named the national defensive Player of the Week.
“The support given to us by all of our fans last year during our run to the NCAA tournament was remarkable,” Coach Hunter said in a press release from Georgia State Communications. “ R.J. and I want to say thanks for the football team and our students with a small gesture.”
The tickets will only be given to the first 100 students who show up to the Men’s next home game against Old Dominion at 2 p.m. on Dec. 12 and are dressed in Georgia State Apparel.
“My three years at Georgia State were incredible and our students and fans were a huge part of it,” R.J. Hunter said, according to the same press release. “My dad and I have been looking for a way to give back to the students who really supported us and we figured this would be a great way.”
R.J. Hunter set his NBA career highs in assists and points in his return to Atlanta on Nov. 24 against the Atlanta Hawks.
The Men’s Basketball team at Georgia State will be on the road against Southern Mississippi during the bowl, but doors for the home game against Old Dominion to sign up for a Cure Bowl game ticket will open at 1 p.m.