• Sept. 22: Three Big Things

    Sept. 22: Three Big Things

    September 22, 2020 Sports Editor 0
    School Shawn Elliott’s Panthers lose a Week One thriller The new-look Panthers football team made their debut at Center Parc Stadium and gave the No. 19 team in the nation a run for their money on Saturday. Although the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns left Atlanta with a 34-31 win, they needed overtime. The Panthers put the ball in the hands of redshirt freshman quarterback Cornelius “Quad” Brown, and he delivered with 260 total yards of offense [...]

  • Isaac Okoro and Onyeka Okongwu are a match for the Atlanta Hawks

    The Atlanta Hawks received the sixth overall pick in the NBA Draft Lottery, a disappointment to many fans.  Atlanta currently has five players age 22 or younger who were drafted in the past few seasons. The team has an infusion of youth ready to be molded into great players as time progresses. So, what should the Hawks do?  A great pick here would be Isaac Okoro, if he is still on the board. ESPN NBA [...]
  • Injuries across the league cause panic amongst fantasy managers

    Week two of NFL action was riddled with injuries, leaving fantasy managers who drafted players such as running backs Saquan Barkley and Christian McCaffery shaking their heads. Here are the biggest winners and losers of week two. WINNERS Aaron Jones: Jones exploded on a weak Detroit defense, scoring three times and picking up over 200 scrimmage yards for Green Bay. While Jones may not keep up such prolific play in the coming weeks, he certainly [...]
  • Georgia State Falls to Louisiana-Lafayette in Heartbreaking Overtime Finish

    Georgia State (0-1) fell to #19 Louisiana-Lafayette (2-0) Saturday afternoon in heartbreaking fashion. The Panthers came out on fire, rushing out to a 14-0 lead with 2:53 left in the first quarter. However, things quickly began to unravel.   The Ragin’ Cajuns cut the lead in half with an 18-yard touchdown pass from Levi Lewis. Soon after, the Panthers responded with a touchdown of their own, but the Cajuns rattled off three straight touchdown drives to [...]
  • GSU’s Black coaches speak out on unarmed Black deaths

    Oscar Grant was killed in Oakland, California, late New Year’s Night at a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer’s hands. He was 22 years old and unarmed when he took his last breath. Trayvon Martin was gunned down late at night by George Zimmerman eight years ago. In the following weeks, children across the country came to school wearing hoodies with Skittles and Arizona Iced Tea cans in their pockets. Eric Garner was put [...]
  • Q&A with new track and field assistant coach Zully Douglas

    Georgia State women’s track and field head coach Kyle Stevenson announced that Miami native Zully Douglass has been named the new cross country and track and field assistant coach at Georgia State.  “Coach Douglass is truly a rare find,” Stevenson said. “Our program was missing a few elements, and she brings a great deal of those to the table.” Stevenson points out that the team has “a huge international footprint when recruiting,” and his new [...]
  • Panther Eliel Nsoseme shares his motivation on the court

    Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Panthers men’s basketball Eliel Nsoseme has had an interesting path leading him to Georgia State.  The 6-foot, 9-inch junior forward looks to significantly impact his first season with the Panthers and now reflects on his path that led him to Georgia State. Nsoseme’s passion for basketball started late as a teen but has grown since his high school days in Canada. “I started playing basketball six years [...]
  • Less popular sports have felt the effects more than most

    During a worldwide pandemic in a nation struggling to persevere, sports headlines are not as captivating, often limited to top revenue-generating sports such as football and basketball. However, there are over 460,000 NCAA student-athletes, so these select groups that the sports networks choose to cover are only a small percentage of the athletes who make up the landscape of college sports.  Football and basketball account for the majority of revenue most schools in the NCAA [...]
  • How the Panther Band will move forward

    It is a mystic atmosphere cultivated by the passionate fan bases around each time and a group that tends to be massively underrated in fans’ minds, the marching band. One of the few constants at Georgia State Stadium in this 2020 season will be “the Sound of Downtown,” the Georgia State Panther Band.  While the Panther Band’s sound will still sound excellent and return with the senior drum major Beavan Zulu, there have been changes [...]
  • Hawks Talon GC improve and grow midst an unusual season

    When the NBA 2K League announced its virtual season in April, many questions arose, and some teams answered. For Hawks Talon GC, the Atlanta Hawks’ affiliate team, the abrupt changes could have affected the team’s chemistry. Not being able to spend time together outside of their ‘office’ may not have allowed their bond to peak as a unit. Then again, the other 22 teams are able to say the same thing.  Instead, the season was [...]
  • Fantasy Football’s week one: winners and losers

    Fantasy football is back in full swing and the first week of action had plenty of highs and lows (we are looking at you, Michael Thomas). Here are some of the biggest winners and losers from week one. WINNERS Davante Adams: A fantastic day for the Green Bay Packers veteran receiver entailed 14 catches for 156 yards and two touchdowns. Adams led all receivers with 41 fantasy points in points per reception (PPR) leagues. Josh [...]
  • Three unforgettable moments from the Falcons and Saints’ long history

    The rivalry between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints is one of the most intriguing rivalries in the book.  Current Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan describes every meeting with his rival as feeling very much like a “college [football] type atmosphere.” The two teams have been at war for the past 53 years since their first meeting in 1967. The rivalry got even more intense when the two were originally placed in the NFC West [...]
  • Is college football returning too soon?

    College students did not return to the same schools they left in March. They returned with two masks waiting for them at the student center, not many students on campus and no sports events being advertised.  For the southeast, college football is their cash cow. Make no mistake, college sports are a business: Most Power Five programs, including the University of Georgia, Louisiana State University and the University of Alabama, rely heavily on the revenue [...]
  • What Georgia colleges are doing to limit fan attendance

    College football made its debut for the 2020 season as the Central Arkansas Bears beat out the Austin Peay Governors last week, 24-17. Despite the game’s sloppy nature, it reminded fans across the country that football may return after all. Several changes, however, will reshape the way the entire college football environment functions.  The Big Ten canceled their season. Every team will see fewer overall games, and fan attendance will see a drastic dip. While [...]
  • The five biggest draft busts in Hawks franchise history

    30 teams at the NBA draft with one goal: find a player that will benefit them most in the future. Sometimes, a team hits a homerun and drafts a once-on-a-generation talent; sometimes, they miss out.  The Atlanta Hawks hold the sixth pick in the Oct. 16 draft. With the date around the corner, here are a few picks they probably wish they could have gotten back. 5. DeMarr Johnson Pick, Sixth Overall Selection, 2000  In [...]
  • Sept. 1: Three Big Things

    University Beach Volleyball begins COVID-19 testing following return to practice As students and athletes return to campus, teams are staying on top of COVID-19 and beginning physicals. This week, Georgia State’s Beach Volleyball team went through physicals, making sure they are healthy for a return to practice and competition. The process is one that now involves social distancing, masks and heavy safety protocols.  State Atlanta United takes a stand against racial inequality In response to [...]