• Georgia State’s roller derby team defies social standards

    Atlanta is an all-inclusive and diverse city filled with students from different backgrounds. Georgia State’s Roller Derby team is no exception to this Atlanta ideology, as the team opens its arms to all female and non-binary students.  Georgia State’s roller skating team began around 2016. Since then, its team members have been growing their skills and working towards gaining and training new members. Although the group is new, they are working on being better than [...]
  • Georgia State and Army: Keys to the game

    With the playoffs potentially expanding, victories for groups of five schools against tough non-conference opponents are more crucial than ever. For Georgia State to even get close to a chance at playoff selection or a New Years Six bowl appearance, they will have to have the best season in the program’s history.  In particular, the Panthers will have to play the best football in their short history, starting with a home opener with the Army [...]
  • Georgia State’s welcoming back all of their fans this fall

    With Georgia State athletics starting to host sporting events at total capacity, the university tasked the athletics department with devising a plan where the safety of players and staff are at the forefront while also maximizing the best experience for every fan.  The announcement for max capacity events came over the summer when the CDC loosened the COVID-19 restrictions. The athletics department plans to continue monitoring the pandemic and will act accordingly if the CDC [...]
  • Ed Joyce and Georgia State women’s soccer taking each day to overcome new challenges

    With an early record of 2-2, Georgia State’s women’s soccer team is fighting towards the competitive Sun Belt Conference.   They opened with a home loss before losing to the Mercer Bears on the road before picking up a 1-0 victory over the Tennessee-Chatanooga Mocs. Georgia State’s last two games saw them lose in Athens to the Georgia Bulldogs, but they shut out the Davidson Wildcats on Sunday 2-0 at home. Georgia State Women’s Soccer head [...]
  • The biggest questions facing Georgia State football ahead of Saturday

    The start of the regular season for the Georgia State football team is only weeks away. Last year, the Panthers went 6-4 and capped off their season with a 39-21 win against Western Kentucky in the LendingTree Bowl.  This year, the Panthers face the most challenging schedule in the team’s history, including non-conference opponents in North Carolina, Auburn, Army and Charlotte. Also, the team will have to face ranked conference foes such as No. 23 [...]
  • Georgia State drops season opener to Army 43-10

    The Georgia State Panthers roared into Center Parc Stadium looking to open the 2021 season with a win on Saturday but left after a disappointing 43-10 loss to the Army Black Knights. The Panthers out of the gates and looked a bit flustered as senior running back Destin Coates fumbled on their first drive of the afternoon. Army the ball and never looked back, scoring a touchdown on four of their five first-half drives before [...]
  • Shawn Elliott seeking leadership from his Panthers football squad ahead of Army

    Even with the COVID-19 Delta Variant, expectations are high as Georgia State football prepares to fill Center Parc Stadium at total capacity for the first time in 17 months. Head coach Shawn Elliott illustrated the new health and safety protocols in place, less than two weeks away from their season opener against the Army Black Knights, with a noontime kickoff on ESPNU.  “We still have our protocols in place to keep our players safe,” Elliott [...]
  • One year out: what Georgia Sate’s Convocation Center provides for the future

    Georgia State is exactly one year away from opening its doors to the long-awaited Convocation Center. The Panthers’ investment into their athletics programs is finally coming to fruition after much anticipation and brief stoppage caused by the pandemic. The new state-of-the-art facility is opening in August 2022. Across campus, the excitement is continuing to grow.  Georgia State’s new facility will host between 7,000 to 8,000 fans for basketball games, concerts and commencement ceremonies. Plans for [...]
  • Travis Schlenk has turned the Atlanta Hawks into a long-term contender

    Since the summer of 2017, the Atlanta Hawks have improved through the NBA Draft and free agency, but one of their most important players in the rebuild doesn’t wear a jersey. Travis Schlenk came to Atlanta after a 12-year stint as the Golden State Warriors assistant general manager from 2004-2017. Schlenk guided the Dubs through a golden age that saw them win two championships in three years (2015 and 2017). His five years with the [...]
  • Georgia State’s Summerhill project is already an overwhelming success

    Over the last few years, Georgia State’s students have seen new developments come into fruition, with Summerhill serving as the latest to reconstruct residences.  As the official home for Georgia State athletics and its student-athletes, 565 Hank, named after the Atlanta Braves great Hank Aaron, will join Hedgewood and Aspen Heights in an area that has been rebuilt from the ground up. People often called it a deserted spot. There wasn’t much to do after [...]
  • Georgia State men’s soccer team looking to avenge last year’s heartbreaking end to 2020

    As the world moves forward into 2021, so does the Georgia State men’s soccer program. Coming off of a heartbreaking loss in penalty kicks to Coastal Carolina at Center Parc Stadium during the Sun Belt Conference Championships, changes are coming up for the Panthers. Falling just shy of reaching the NCAA Tournament with seniors Aris Briggs and Paul Tyson, the Panthers hope to continue their success. This changing of the guard fits well, though, as [...]
  • A few of the past, present and future Olympians from the Peach State

    The Olympics give people a sense of pride, unity, and internal goodwill. Watching their favorite athletes represent their country and go up against the world’s best on an international stage is something you can’t find anywhere else except during these games. Ben Stevenson, a member of the United States Olympic water polo team, is one of many looking forward to this year’s Games, which begin this weekend.  “It means a lot,” Stevenson said in a [...]
  • Gabriel Heinze relieved of duties as Atlanta United FC head coach

    Atlanta United FC has fired head coach Gabriel Heinze just eight months into his tenure, the team announced Sunday afternoon. The club will now look for its third head coach over the last 12 months. Last season the club fired Frank de Boer. The Five Stripes sit at tenth in the eastern conference with a 2-7-4 record, their last win coming on May 15 against CF Montreal. Heinze Josef Martinez to train away from the club [...]
  • Ronald Acuna Jr. tears ACL, will miss remainder of 2021 season

    An MRI late Saturday night confirmed Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. completely tore his ACL in his right knee. Acuna had to be carted off the field when his leg buckled as he was attempting to make a catch in a 5-3 win over the Miami Marlins Saturday afternoon. Acuna tried to put weight on the leg before being carried off the field into the dugout.  The 23-year old is already a face of [...]
  • Atlanta Falcons’ Barkevious Mingo arrested on child indecency charge

    According to Arlington Police Department records, Atlanta Falcons linebacker Barkevious Mingo was arrested in Texas on a charge of indecency with a child (sexual contact).  The arrest occurred on Thursday on a second-degree felony charge, carrying a maximum of 20 years in prison. Mingo was released on $25,000 bond Thursday, the same day he turned himself into police. The former Cleveland Browns’ 2013 sixth overall pick signed a one-year, $1.25 million with the Falcons, his [...]