Feb. 9: Three Big Things


Georgia State golf opens up its season strong

The Panthers finished the two-day Raines Company Intercollegiate in fourth place out of 10 teams. Freshman Maxence Mugnier and senior Ashton Poole led Georgia State, shooting five shots under par. With a newcomer and veteran leader, 2021 could provide some surprises for the Panthers. The team will compete again this weekend, with the All-American Intercollegiate Golf Tournament running from Sunday to Tuesday.



Braves bring back Marcell Ozuna

Ozuna and the Atlanta Braves agreed to a four-year, $65 million contract on Friday. According to reports, the deal also includes an option for the Braves to bring him back for a fifth season. Following a breakout campaign, Ozuna finished sixth in MLB MVP voting last season.

As one of the older players on a young and rising team, his veteran leadership is crucial. The commitment brings hope that he will continue to perform at a high level.



Tom Brady, Bucs are Super Bowl champions

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in a defensive masterpiece for the winning team. Brady collected his seventh ring (Tampa Bay’s first in franchise history) and fifth Super Bowl MVP trophy after throwing for 201 yards and three touchdowns.

However, the Buccaneers defense deserved even more credit, silencing one of the league’s best offenses. The Chiefs finished the game with 11 penalties for 120 yards, including eight in the first half.