Feb. 2: Three Big Things


Georgia State announces State-Southern times

The most anticipated name of every Georgia State team’s schedule? The Georgia Southern Eagles. The two teams will face off twice in the next two weeks. The Panthers host the Eagles on Feb. 11 at the GSU Sports Arena and then travel to Statesboro on Feb. 13 to play the second of two games with their rival.

Last season, the Panthers lost two of their final three games, both coming against the Eagles, including an 81-62 blowout in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament quarterfinals.


Kirby Smart adds another five-star quarterback to his resume

The Georgia Bulldogs continue to exemplify excellence in their recruiting after adding Gunnar Stockton, the No. 27 prospect in the 2022 class. A dual-threat quarterback, Stockton adds to the five-star list at the position — five to be exact — since Smart arrived in Athens in 2016.

Stockton de-committed from the South Carolina Gamecocks before making his final decision last week and will enter a competitive quarterback field at UGA. The Bulldogs recruiting class for 2022 ranks second in the nation behind the Ohio State Buckeyes.


The NFL Trade frenzies have begun

After a long time of speculation, the Detroit Lions traded Matthew Stafford. The Lions sent the former first overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft to the Los Angeles Rams for former 2016 first overall pick Jared Goff, two future first-round picks and a future third-round pick.

Stafford, who played his college football at the University of Georgia, found little success playing in Detroit, losing all three playoff games in his career. He will look to bring back the Rams to Super Bowl contention with an offense that includes weapons such as Cooper Kupp and Tyler Higbee.