Feb. 16: Three Big Things


Georgia State sweeps Georgia Southern on the hardwood

The Panthers women’s and men’s basketball teams defeated the Eagles last week on back-to-back days. The men started things off on Thursday, beating their most significant rival 79-75 to bring their record to 8-5, entering tonight’s game at the Troy Trojans. Justin Roberts’ 21 points and Corey Allen’s 19 led the team.

The women continued the winning trend on Saturday, defeating the Eagles women 71-66. Ten different players scored for head coach Gene Hill, led by Ashley Foster’s 11. They enter tonight’s game against Troy at 10-7.


NBA to hold All-Star Game in Atlanta March 7

After much anticipation, the NBA announced plans to hold the All-Star Game in Atlanta last week. After the delayed season began in December, the annual tradition did not seem like a reality. In addition to the All-Star Game, the league will also hold the slam dunk contest and three-point shootout. Initially, Indianapolis would host the 2021 events, but the league awarded them for the 2024 All-Star Weekend instead.


J.J. Watt out in Houston

After a decade with the Houston Texans, NFL All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt announced that he and the franchise mutually agreed to part ways. Reports indicate that at least a dozen teams are interested in Watt, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans as front-runners. The five-time Pro Bowler will impact a team and bring in immediate leadership both on and off the field.