• HC Raheem Morris bolsters Falcons new regime

    HC Raheem Morris bolsters Falcons new regime

    February 20, 2024 Quinn Sockman 0
    After a three year stint as Los Angeles Rams DC, former Falcons interim HC Raheem Morris is returning to Atlanta. Owner Arthur Blank was quick to strike, hiring Morris just 12 days after the Rams loss to the Lions in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. The two-time Super Bowl champion is widely-regarded as one of the top defensive coaches in the NFL, and has a coaching career spanning 25 years   Alongside Head [...]

  • Falcons fire Arthur Smith following disappointing season

    After ending a third consecutive season at 7-10, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank decides to part ways with third year coach Arthur Smith. At the start of his tenure with the Falcons in 2021, fans were hopeful that the former Tennessee Titans coordinator could bring back a consistent super bowl contending team back to Atlanta but could only produce a consistent sub .500 team.   When asked about why Blank decided to pull the trigger [...]
  • Panthers dominate Utah State in bowl game to end their season

    The Panthers capped off a rather disappointing season with a blowout victory, 45-22, over Utah State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Senior Darren Grainger accounted for five total touchdowns—three through the air and two on the ground—in his final game before declaring for the NFL Draft.   Following a breakout season on the ground, starting running back Marcus Carroll entered the transfer portal, promoting senior Freddie Brock to his first start as a Panther. [...]
  • Trae Young makes his case to be an All-Star starter

    As the NBA reaches the midway point of the season, the race for all-star selections intensifies, especially in the Eastern Conference, where the competition among guards is closer than ever. Among the plethora of talents across the league’s different backcourts is Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young, whose sharpshooting and elite playmaking help make a strong case for not only his third all-star selection but potentially a spot in the starting lineup as well.   [...]
  • Electric atmosphere leads Georgia State to dominating win over Georgia Southern

    As the spring semester gets underway, the fans are rolling back into the GSU Convocation Center and basketball season continues to ramp up. On Saturday, Jan. 13, Georgia State defeated conference rival Georgia Southern 90-62 in dominant fashion.   The energy from the 3,152 fans in attendance, including the white-out student section, created an electric atmosphere from tip-off to the final buzzer. “First, I want to acknowledge our crowd and especially our student section,” head [...]
  • What Bijan Robinson brings to the Falcons offense

    In the 2023 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons surprised many by selecting Texas running back Bijan Robinson with the eighth overall pick. This decision marks the highest a running back has been drafted since 2018 when the New York Giants chose Saquon Barkley as the second overall pick. Given the extreme devaluation of the running back market, some fans and analysts have raised many doubts about the Falcons’ choice to draft Robinson at such a [...]
  • How will Georgia State perform this upcoming season?

      Last season, the Georgia State Panthers played a disappointing season, finishing with a record of 4-8 and placing last in the Sun Belt conference. The upcoming season won’t be much easier than last, as the Panthers are hosted by opponents such as fifth-ranked LSU paired with the loss of many seniors including star running backs Jamyest Williams and Tucker Gregg.   According to analysts, the upcoming season is expected to follow a familiar pattern [...]
  • Projecting Drake London’s Leap in Year Two

    The Atlanta Falcons selected wide receiver Drake London with the eighth pick in the 2022 NFL draft. In a class loaded with talent at the wideout position, London was atop the majority of draft boards across the league. The national media maligned this pick on draft night because of the significant questions about London’s ability to separate from defenders.  A large portion of London’s production in college came on jump balls in which he outmuscled [...]
  • The Sandy Panthers’ path to the NCAA Beach Volleyball Tournament

    With a month left in the beach volleyball season, Georgia State holds the fourteenth rank in the nation with a 15-13 record, having just the Hawai’i Invitational and Sun Belt Conference Championship before their attention turns toward the NCAA championship. Last season the Sandy Panthers finished tenth in the nation, and made it to the third round of the NCAA volleyball tournament where they fell three to zero against third-ranked UCLA. This season, Georgia State [...]
  • Who should the Falcons select in the upcoming draft?

    With the 2023 NFL Draft right around the corner, there is a multitude of prospects looking to leave their mark on whichever franchise that gives them an opportunity. Currently, Atlanta holds the eighth pick, so who should be on top of its draft board? One of the biggest names connected to Atlanta is Texas Tech edge rusher Tyree Wilson, who stands at 6’6”, and weighs 275 pounds. During his senior year with the Red Raiders, [...]
  • The Panthers’ Double-Edged Sword – The Portal

    After head basketball coach Jonas Hayes took the job at Georgia State, he was immediately met with a disadvantage. He was losing a lot of his players to graduation and the transfer portal. The players transferring weren’t leaving due to Hayes in particular, but they saw situations that better fit their collegiate basketball careers. Corey Allen, Kane Williams and big man Eliel Nsoseme – all seniors, left the program for graduation. In the portal, he [...]
  • Is John Collins Essential To This Hawks Team Anymore?

    On August 4, 2021,  John Collins reportedly agreed to a five-year, $125M deal to stay with the Atlanta Hawks, per excelbasketball agents. Sean Kennedy and Jeff Schwartz were the first to report this information to ESPN. Fast forward almost two years later and this re-signing gives many Hawks fans the “ick.” Not the “ick” in the idea of sickness, but closer to the feeling Nets fans felt when Kevin Durant left his pinky toe on [...]
  • What free agents will make the biggest impact for the Falcons?

    Atlanta is off to a hot start early in the NFL’s new calendar year, entering the off-season with the third-highest cap space in the league. This was evident as the Falcons made many key additions during this year’s free-agency period. The dirty birds were able to sign a total of eleven different players and re-sign four of their own.  Atlanta was able to extend some of their most productive players from a season ago, bringing [...]
  • Breaking down what makes Alex Anthopoulos the best GM in baseball

    After a disappointing end in the NLDS last season, the Atlanta Braves are hungry and determined to live up to the expectations of a fanbase just two years removed from a World Series title. The Braves had a quiet offseason, partially due to the front office reaching long-term deals with most of the young nucleus that made up an integral part of the team during the 2022 season.  Although some in the media believed the [...]
  • Why the Falcons should consider pursuing Lamar Jackson

    On March 7th, the Baltimore Ravens announced they would be placing the non-exclusive franchise tag on former MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson. With this designation, Jackson is allowed to negotiate a long-term deal with other teams around the league. However, the Ravens still hold the keys to his future with the organization able to match any offer Jackson receives. Even if the Ravens didn’t match the offer, they would receive two compensatory first-round picks from whichever [...]
  • The “Bus Lot Bombers” 2023 season outlook

    The Georgia State baseball team, also known as “The Bus Lot Bombers,” have come out of the gates firing on all cylinders to start the 2023 season. There were plenty of question marks up and down this opening day lineup after an offseason that saw key veterans depart from the program. If the Panthers can continue this type of production throughout the season, this will be the best team in Georgia State history by a [...]