• Atlanta United star Josef Martinez feeling like himself following torn ACL

    In everything, we make choices, and those choices lead to success or consequences from our actions. For athletes, putting their bodies through hard training and regiments can lead to being successful in their same sport.   Becoming successful does not come easy, and if it did, hard work wouldn’t be as seldom as it is. And since that’s not the case, everyone’s journey has a few hurdles and speed bumps where they need to obtain what [...]
  • The Falcons first three 2021 NFL Draft picks and their current and former pro comparisons

    This year’s NFL Draft kicked off the new era of Atlanta Falcons football. This past April’s draft marked the first for newly hired general manager and head coach Terry Fontenot and Arthur Smith.  The Falcons entered the draft with the fourth overall pick and nine picks throughout the seven rounds. With their first three selections, the Falcons selected tight end Kyle Pitts, safety Richie Grant and offensive lineman Jalen Mayfield. Each player possesses an opportunity [...]
  • As COVID-19 vaccines become more accessible, fans lining up at Atlanta’s hottest venues

    The City of Atlanta has recently experienced an influx of activity due to the COVID-19 vaccine being distributed worldwide.  Several sporting events have opened their doors for full capacity audiences in arenas and stadiums all around the world and Atlanta is one of these cities.  Recent sporting events such as the boxing bout between Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders housed over 70,000 fans in Texas. Many restaurants and public spaces are doing away with [...]
  • The NBA may not let all media in yet, but that doesn’t mean the grind stops for those who cover the league closest

    For Khari Arnold, the senior producer at NBA.com, his routine for creating content would change for what seemed to be the foreseeable future when the NBA indefinitely suspended its season on March 11, 2020, after Utah Jazz All-Star Rudy Gobert infamously tested positive for COVID-19. The COVID-19 outbreak changed the way sports media content is broadcasted and reported. With the health and safety of the staff and the athletes as the top priority, sports media [...]
  • Hawks Talon GC pick up first win of season, split series with Grizz Gaming

    Hawks Talon GC split Saturday night’s series with Grizz Gaming in an 82-51 loss and a 68-61 win, their first of the 2021 NBA 2K League season. Head coach Wesley Acuff was encouraged with what he saw from his team in their second series of the season. “Credit to Grizz Gaming who came out strong in tonight’s first game, but I couldn’t be prouder of how we responded, how we made adjustments and how we [...]
  • Hawks knock off Knicks 104-95 in Game three from State Farm Arena

    In front of a sellout crowd, the Atlanta Hawks defeated the New York Knicks 105-94 in Game three of their first-round playoff series. Trae Young led the way with 21 points and dishing out 14 assists. As the Knicks pressed Young, he read the defense well and made sure to take care of the ball with only two turnovers, both after he eclipsed ten assists. “Playing in front of a crowd like that is so [...]
  • Hawks lose to Knicks 101-92 in Game 2 of East first round: How it happened

    In front of a rowdy and dynamic Madison Square Garden crowd, the Atlanta Hawks fell in Game 2 of their first-round matchup to the New York Knicks 101-92.  The Hawks will now go back home with a tied series at one game apiece and play the next two games at State Farm Arena. Trae Young shined once again with 30 points, including 20 in the first half, on 11-20 shooting and seven assists. His ability [...]
  • Introducing Andrew Freedman, The Signal’s sports section editor

    It’s been roughly 20 months since I garnered my role as The Signal’s sports editor, and I have yet to introduce myself.  I’m Andrew Freedman, a 22-year old Journalism major whose eyes have seen each article of this section before you have. Let me tell you a bit about myself. In December, I will graduate from Georgia State after two years downtown and two years at the Dunwoody campus. Four years filled with memories––friends, late [...]
  • Summer checkup: Dos and dont’s for Coach Lanier and the Panther’s basketball team

    The way Georgia State’s coaching staff approaches this offseason could prove vital to the men’s basketball team’s success in non-conference play. With the Panthers having a significant amount of time to prepare for next season, the team will have an appropriate amount of time to develop the incoming freshman and establish team chemistry. The typical offseason comes with several events, from scouting to creating new playbooks. It could bring a time of positives, providing teams [...]
  • Atlanta Hawks take 1-0 lead over New York Knicks in first round of NBA playoffs

    The Atlanta Hawks defeated the New York Knicks 107-105 Sunday night to take a 1-0 series lead in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Atlanta had a marvelous start to the game, scoring 24 in the first quarter and building a double-digit early on. It was the franchise’s first playoff game since 2017. The Knicks came roaring back in the third quarter giving Atlanta all they can handle with a 14-3 run late. New [...]
  • John Collins’ game-winner sends the Hawks to the playoffs

    The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Washington Wizards 120-116 at State Farm Arena on Wednesday night. More importantly, they clinched their first playoff birth in four years. The win took some grit and determination from the Hawks, who trailed by 13 at one point in the fourth. However, clutch stops and clutch shots sent the home team to the postseason.  Trae Young recorded a near triple-double with 33 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. His brilliant [...]
  • Brian Kemp signs House Bill 617, allowing Georgia’s NCAA athletes to profit off Name, Image and Likeness

    The wait is over for student-athletes in Georgia: Governor Brian Kemp made history this morning, signing House Bill 617 into law, giving collegiate athletes the ability to profit off their Name, Image and Likeness.  In 2019, Georgia State Rep. Billy Mitchell announced the legislation, and The Signal was right there when the NCAA voted to reverse their decision on paying student-athletes. Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald reported that Kemp signed the bill to help [...]
  • Hawks defeat NBA-best Phoenix Suns 135-103

    With the starters sitting the entire fourth quarter, the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Phoenix Suns 135-103 at State Farm Arena on Wednesday night. The contributions came from everywhere: seven Hawks scored in double-figures. As a team, the Hawks shot 63% from the field, made half of their 26 threes and only missed two of their 18 free throws. With Cam Reddish and De’Andre Hunter out, the Hawks are still not at full-strength yet. But it [...]
  • Breaking: Falcons select Florida’s Kyle Pitts with fourth overall pick

    Kyle Pitts is heading to the Atlanta Falcons as the fourth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.  New head coach Arthur Smith will attempt to successfully duplicate the same two-tight end sets that made him successful with the Tennessee Titans.  The pick proves that the new regime is going all-in with Matt Ryan. In what could be Ryan’s final run with the Falcons adding another dynamic pass catcher. Widely regarded as Pitts as one [...]
  • Even with Acuña’s emergence, injuries costing Braves games early

    The Braves returned to Truist Park for their first homestand of the season, and it was an opener that will not be forgotten.  The Braves crushed the Phillies in game one of the series 8-1 and held onto a 5-4 series victory in game two. Freddie Freeman and Ronald Acuna combined for over 10 hits and five runs in the first two games.  Atlanta took the series from the Phillies and exacted some revenge from [...]