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Georgia State to play Charlotte, Troy on Fridays
Georgia State set the days for two football games on Friday. (Georgia State)

9:59 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

Georgia State will play two football games on Fridays in the 2015 season. The Panthers will open hosting Charlotte at the Georgia Dome on Sept. 4. The home game against Troy will be played on Nov. 27. The school announced the dates on Friday. The times haven’t been determined. The ...
Ron Hunter joining NCAA tourney studio crew
Georgia State’s Ron Hunter will be a studio analyst for upcoming NCAA tournament games.

2:41 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter will be a studio analyst for NCAA tournament games on Thursday and Friday. Hunter will join Ernie Johnson, Steve Smith and Seth Davis from the Turner studios in Atlanta to discuss games at 6 p.m. Thursday. He will join them again at 6 p.m. Friday. ...
GSU’s LaBarrie interested in Kennesaw State job
Darryl LaBarrie has been an assistant at Georgia State the past four years. He has also been an assistant at Georgia Tech. (Georgia Tech)

8:19 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Georgia State assistant basketball coach Darryl LaBarrie said on Wednesday he is interested in the head coach opening at Kennesaw State.“I’ve always thought Kennesaw State is like a gold mine,” he said. “They have so much potential with facilities and so much growth on the campus. With the right leadership, ...
Basketball is where Georgia State’s focus should be
Ron Hunter, who guided Georgia State to its first NCAA tournament in more than a decade, took over the basketball program before the 2011 season.

Updated: 3:47 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015

This probably isn’t a fair comparison because Georgia State has been playing basketball since 1963 and didn’t field its first football team until 2010 (and then opted to do a cannonball into the deep end of Division I after only three seasons). But the Panthers’ success in basketball, with two ...
Miles: Basketball can help all of Georgia State University
Georgia State football coach Trent Miles said the success of the basketball team will help everyone at the university. (Georgia State)

2:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Georgia State football coach Trent Miles said that not only will the success of the basketball team help his team, it will help the entire university. “The exposure we got, the chance to see guys have success and overcome ‘bigger name’ programs, there’s a lot to learn from that,” he ...
Hunter’s chair is back and safe
Georgia State Ron Hunter and his chair. (Todd Drexler / Georgia State Athletics)

1:43 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The chair that helped make Georgia State coach Ron Hunter famous and launched a thousand memes is tucked safely away under lock and key in the GSU Sports Arena. The chair, which has its own twitter handle (@ronhunterschair) with 510 followers, will soon “receive the recognition it deserves,” a Georgia ...
Georgia State building practice space for basketball
Georgia State’s run to the NCAA tournament has led to plans to build a practice space. (Georgia State)

Updated: 11:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015

On the heels of an appearance in the NCAA tournament, Georgia State plans to complete a $1.5 million practice space for its basketball teams and volleyball teams by the start of their seasons in the fall. The practice area would be constructed within space in the Aquatics Center, next to ...
Georgia State’s Hunter to decide about NBA soon
Georgia State lost to Xavier in the third round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday. (Georgia State)

Updated: 8:20 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2015

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter said a meeting with son and standout player R.J. Hunter went well on Monday as they begin discussing if he will leave school for the NBA.Ron Hunter declined to provide any more details. R.J. Hunter said on Saturday that he will take between 2-3 weeks ...
Ron Hunter says he’s not hunting a bigger job
Georgia State coach Ron Hunter rises from his chair to cheer for his players during the second half of an NCAA tournament game against Baylor. (AP Photo/Rick Wilson)

2:38 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2015

Ron Hunter loves Georgia State. Georgia State loves him back. By all that’s holy, this relationship of four years’ standing should last another decade. Sometimes, however, circumstances intervene. In leading the Panthers to the NCAA tournament and falling off his chair after his son hit the darnedest shot since U.S. ...
Georgia State to meet with Hunter, Baldwin-Tener to talk contracts
Georgia State coach Ron Hunter has won at least 22 games in three of the past four years. (Georgia State)

2:33 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2015

Georgia State athletic director Charlie Cobb will meet with both of the university’s basketball coaches to discuss their contracts this week. Cobb said he plans to extend the contract of women’s coach Sharon Baldwin-Tener, who just finished her fifth year at Georgia State. Her five-year deal was set to expire ...
Georgia State’s Hunters scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. to discuss NBA
Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter has until April 26 to declare for the NBA draft. (Georgia State)

10:53 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2015

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter and son and standout player R.J. Hunter are scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. today to begin discussing if he will leave school for the NBA. “It’s the first time I’ll ask him what he wants to do,” Ron Hunter said on Monday. Hunter said ...
Georgia State may not be one-and-done
Markus Crider is one of several players returning to Georgia State next season. (Georgia State)

Updated: 8:22 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015

During a week full of laughable quips and Youtube-bookmark moments, perhaps it was one of the last things that Georgia State coach Ron Hunter said that will make fans of his team the most happy: “We’ll be back,” he said Saturday night after Xavier defeated the Panthers 75-67 in the ...
Georgia State knocked out by Xavier
Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter hugs his son R.J. after taking him out of the game against Xavier during the second half of an NCAA tournament third round basketball game Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Jacksonville, Fla.  Xavier defeated Georgia State 75-67. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Updated: 10:00 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015

There would be no magical moment for Georgia State. Not this time. Behind a career-high 21 points from Jalen Reynolds, Xavier played an almost perfect game to defeat the Panthers 75-67 on Saturday in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Still Georgia State trailed by six with 2:54 left ...
Georgia State loses a game but makes history
Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter (22) gets off a shot against Xavier’s Matt Stainbrook on Saturday in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

8:25 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015

In the NCAA Tournament, losing teams cry. Georgia State’s tournament run ended Saturday in tears, but these were different. “If you’re crying,” R.J. Hunter told his teammates, “they should be tears of joy. We changed the culture of Georgia State.”Against Baylor on Thursday, there had been the joy of improbable ...
Hall of Famer who isn’t yet
Former GSU coach Charles “Lefty” Driesell greets ex-players as he and others were honored during half time of GSU’s game against Northeastern game at the Sports Arena on Feb. 12, 2011. Driesell coached GSU in the 2000-01 NCAA Tournament. Jason Getz jgetz@ajc.com

2:54 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015

What he did: The last time Georgia State went to the NCAA Tournament in 2001, Charles Grice “Lefty” Driesell took the Panthers on an incredible ride, winning 29 games, including a first-round 50-49 upset of Wisconsin. GSU would fall in the second round to Maryland, the school that Driesell made ...
Harrow will play for Georgia State
Ryan Harrow led Georgia State in scoring during the regular season with 20.2 points per game. (Todd Drexler / Sideline Sports from the GSU website

2:03 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015

Ryan Harrow won’t start, but will play for Georgia State in tonight’s game against No. 6 Xavier in the third round of the NCAA tournament.Harrow, a senior who is averaging 18.7 points per game, hasn’t played much in the past four games after straining his hamstring in the regular-season finale ...
Hunter said NBA decision shold come in three weeks
Georgia State’s defense harassed Baylor’s Rico Gathers at every opportunity. (AP)

12:00 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015

Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter said he will take 2-3 weeks to decide he if will make himself eligible for the NBA draft.Hunter said he hasn’t put any thought into the decision because he was trying to enjoy the experience of making it to, and playing in, the NCAA Tournament. Despite ...
Ron Hunter’s chair has become famous
The chair. That is all Ron Hunter will allow us to say. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Updated: 8:33 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2015

Rarely has one chair become so interesting. The rolling chair that Georgia State coach Ron Hunter used, and fell off celebrating his team’s win over Baylor in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, has taken on a life — and Twitter handle (@RonHunterschair) — of its own. ...
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