• Justin Roberts averaging career-high shooting numbers to begin senior season for Georgia State

    The 2021-22 Georgia State Panthers men’s basketball team dominantly began their season with a 97-37 win over the Brewton-Parker Barons and then an 83-64 victory over the Northeastern Huskies.  Head coach Rob Lanier and his staff are certainly satisfied with a 2-0 start, and Justin Roberts is one of the early apparent reasons for that. Roberts has started 2021 with a pair of exceptional performances. He poured in 19 points on 7-11 shooting from the [...]
  • The Sun Belt Conference is expanding: how will it affect Georgia State?

    The great conference realignment of the early 2010s had a massive effect on the Sun Belt. Conference USA ripped five schools from the Sun Belt, temporarily relegating the conference to a fragile conglomerate of schools stretching from south Georgia to Idaho – the logistical nightmare of 10 to 12 athletic directors across the nation.  Georgia State and South Alabama had football programs still in their infancy. Bowl bids were at a premium. However, there was [...]
  • Georgia State men’s soccer is heading to the NCAA Tournament

    Georgia State’s men’s soccer season isn’t over yet: the Panthers are heading to the NCAA Tournament after receiving an at-large berth. The announcement came earlier today, and the team wasted no time sharing the news with fans. The Panthers’ 12-6 record this season included two wins over ranked opponents, the No. 13 Akron Zips in early October and the No. 14 West Virginia Mountaineers in Thursday’s MAC Conference Tournament semifinals.  Georgia State boasts George Proctor [...]
  • Georgia State upsets No. 22 Coastal Carolina 42-40 on the road

    Georgia State secured their signature win of the season on Saturday in a 42-40 thriller over the No. 22 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. The win puts the Panthers back at .500 after starting the season at 1-4. Last year, the Panthers fell 51-0 at home to the Chanticleers, and there’s no doubt that the some who played in that game were seeking revenge.  The victory against Coastal was a team win with both sides of the [...]
  • Georgia State Panthers move to 2-0 with dominant win over Northeastern

    The Georgia State Panthers men’s basketball team capped off a 2-0 homestand with an 84-63 win against the Northeastern Huskies on Friday afternoon. The Huskies started the game hot from deep, scoring 30 points on threes alone. Then, the Panthers came out in the second half playing tenacious defense, forcing the Huskies to only make three of their next 15 from behind the arc. The Panthers were led by senior guard Corey Allen, who finished [...]
  • Year three of the Rob Lanier for Georgia State men’s basketball

    With the Georgia State Panthers opening their season tonight, a fresh start begins for a team that looks different and is carrying high expectations on their shoulders. Georgia State enters the season as the best team in the Sun Belt’s preseason coaches poll, in part because of Preseason All-Sun Belt honorees Corey Allen, Kane Williams and Eliel Nsoseme. Rob Lanier and his staff are returning 12 players from last year’s team. They also brought in [...]
  • The curse is over: the Atlanta Braves are the 2021 World Series champions

    After 26 years, the Atlanta Braves are champions of baseball once again.  A week ago today, the Braves captured the World Series with a 7-0 win on the road over the Houston Astros in Game Six at Minute Maid Park. Atlanta’s road to November wasn’t easy by any means. The team won 88 games, and even though they were playing poor baseball for three months, the fans never stopped showing up, making this run possible. [...]
  • Georgia State riding three-game winning streak ahead of No. 22 Coastal Carolina

    If the last you saw of the Georgia State Panthers was their dud against the Army Black Knights to kick off the season, or even their sloppy showing against the Appalachian State Mountaineers to start October, then you haven’t seen this team. With their 21-14 win against the Georgia Southern Eagles, the Panthers are 4-4 and in a three-way tie for first place in the Sun Belt’s eastern division. It’s a far cry from their [...]
  • Three trade targets for the Falcons on Tuesday

    Through seven weeks, the Atlanta Falcons are sitting at 3-4 after a 19-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Halloween. While Cordaralle Patterson’s offensive production has been a pleasant surprise, the team is still seeking to fill needs at other positions. Two of the four losses they’ve suffered have come at the hands of 2020 playoff teams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Football Team. For the Falcons to have any luck of gaining serious [...]
  • Atlanta, the wait is over: The Braves are in the World Series

    Sunday, October 24th, 2021.  The sun is out, and there have rarely been warmer days in Atlanta. It seems too good to be true. But it’s not: the Atlanta Braves are going to the World Series for the first time since 1999 after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in six games. But the road wasn’t easy, especially for us. Ask an Atlanta sports fan about these dates, and they likely can recount them perfectly: February [...]
  • Georgia State’s Kane Williams on basketball, Rob Lanier and chasing another ring

    The Georgia State men’s Basketball program has already started preparing for the season, which is just weeks away. Kane Williams, a fifth-year Panther who returned for his Super Senior season, will play a pivotal role in Rob Lanier’s staff this season.   Williams and his head coach of the last two seasons have cultivated a strong relationship after Ron Hunter left. Lanier has always gone the extra mile to make sure he and his players have [...]
  • The time may be now for the Atlanta Falcons to move on from Matt Ryan

    To no surprise, the Atlanta Falcons have begun the season with another slow start. The Falcons have a 2-3 record and find themselves struggling in a talented NFC South featuring the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Buccaneers, an up-and-coming Carolina Panthers team, and a New Orleans Saints team in the first season of the post-Drew Brees era.  So far, the Falcons’ three losses have come by an average margin of 18 points, including a 23-point [...]
  • College football’s catch rule may have cost Georgia State a program-defining win at Auburn

    Few rules have shifted sports and frustrated fans quite like football’s catch rule, a rule that impacted the outcomes of several college and professional football games. Just a few weeks ago, the Auburn Tigers’ defense held Georgia State to a scoreless second half as they avoided an upset with a 24-24 win over the Panthers. It was a display of heart and a courageous comeback for the Tigers. But the country took notice once again [...]
  • After five weeks, the Falcons are hoping to revive their performances for better

    Through the first five games, the Atlanta Falcons are 2-3, and have faced two teams with playoff appearances last season, both of which resulted in losses. Other than the first game of the season, the Falcons offense has shown flashes of a high-scoring offense that can compete in shootouts. They’ve also seemed stagnant at times, struggling to push the ball down the field and capitalize on opportunities. Over the past four games, the Falcons haven’t [...]
  • Amber Hughes joins an exceptional track and field staff at Georgia State

    The 2022 track and field season is just a few months away for Georgia State and a few new faces have already begun helping the program. Atlanta-native Amber Hughes is coming back from her professional career to take on coaching for Georgia State. She is a decorated athlete who has put together a long list of accomplishments at Tennessee State University.   Along with Hughes, two other volunteer assistant coaches will help team operations, sprints and [...]