Feb. 23: Three Big Things


Fireworks to begin the Panthers’ baseball season

Georgia State opened their baseball season Friday night, beginning a four-game series with No. 14 West Virginia. The Mountaineers took the first game Friday 5-3, but the Panthers bounced back and swept Saturday’s double-header. 

The first game went into extra innings before senior catcher Elian Marejo’s walk-off single in the 10th inning gave the Panthers a 7-6 win, their first over a ranked opponent since 2018. In the second game, the Panthers dominated the Mountaineers in a 20-4 victory, but West Virginia ended their time in Atlanta with a 3-2 win Sunday.



Braves make noise in free agency, national media taking notice

MLB.com released their power rankings heading into the 2021 season, and the Atlanta Braves came in at fourth. Resigning Marcell Ozuna brings back one of the best power hitters in Major League Baseball.

Bringing in Charlie Morton and Drew Smyly will also provide depth in the pitching rotation. Factor in Ozuna’s signing with Freddie Freeman coming off of an NL MVP, and this team is not one to shy away from.



The Brooklyn Nets are as good as we thought

After the Nets acquired James Harden in a blockbuster trade last month, people wondered how he would balance touches with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.

This past week, they swept a top-division in the NBA with four playoff teams, including two of the top three teams right now, the Los Angles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers.

Durant, a top-five MVP candidate, sat out four of the five games on the road trip. They sit a half-game back of the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference.