GSU Baseball excels and the coronavirus hits the NBA


The Elian Merejo show

Yet, again, it is Eilian Marejo’s world and everyone else lives in it. Following a week where the Panthers went 2-1, Marejo had a field day. He is batting .440 this year, which leads the Sun Belt Conference through 13 games. But the week was incredible for the senior catcher. Marejo hit home runs against both Eastern Tennessee State and North Alabama. Aside from the home runs, he was efficient at the plate. He went 6-13 (.462) in the Panthers three games last week. 


Atlanta United victorious

Atlanta United opened up their first game at home Saturday, March 9th vs F.C. Cincinnati. Just one week after losing star striker, Josef Martinez, they picked up a 2-1 victory. With goals from the rising star Ezequiel Barco and Emerson Hyndman, United enter first place in the Eastern Conference. Barco and Hyndman both found the net against Nashville the week prior, establishing themselves as serious goal threats going forward. Atlanta travels to Mexico City to face off against Club América in the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday, March 11th. 


The coronavirus impacts sports

From the NBA to college sports, the coronavirus has made its way into sports–and for the wrong reasons. The NBA released a memo that advised all 30 teams to take precautions and prepare to play games without fans in attendance and identifying “essential staff” present for these games. Future NBA Hall of Famer LeBron James spoke out over the weekend after a game and made it clear that he had no intention to do this saying, That’s who I play for. I play for my teammates, I play for the fans that’s what it’s all about. If I show up to an arena and there ain’t no fans in there, I ain’t playing.”