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Georgia State football adds two signees

11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Georgia State has added another running back and another defensive lineman to its 2015 signing class.The university announced on Wednesday that Taz Bateman and Marterious Allen have signed and will enroll during the summer semester.Bateman, 5-foot-8, 185 pounds, averaged more than 160 all-purpose yards per game at Long Beach City ...
Finally relaxed, Georgia State winning
Georgia State begins a crucial three-game road swing Thursday. (Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com)

10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

The expectations placed on Georgia State’s men’s basketball team before the season may have been too much at the time.With the addition of Louisville transfer Kevin Ware to a team that had two possible NBA draft picks, R.J. Hunter and Ryan Harrow, and a nucleus of other players returning, fulfilling ...
R.J. Hunter honored by Sun Belt
Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter was named the Sun Belt men’s basketball player of the week on Monday.

4:16 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter was named the Sun Belt Conference men’s basketball player of the week on Monday.Hunter, a junior, led the Panthers (19-8, 12-4) to two wins last week as they moved into a tie atop the conference.Hunter scored 28 points in a 79-51 win over South Alabama, and ...
Georgia State playing historically good defense
Georgia State has held each of its past six opponents to less than 30 percent shooting. No other team can claim to have done that dating back to at least 1996-97. (HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM)

Updated: 3:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Georgia State’s defense is playing so well, it has ventured into uncharted territory.Using myriad zone defenses, the Panthers have held six consecutive opponents to less than 30-percent shooting. Only one team, Kentucky, has come close to doing that, according to STATS Inc. research, which goes back to 1996-97. The Wildcats ...
Georgia State adds Ball State to football schedule
Georgia State is adding a home-and-home with Ball State for 2015 and ‘16. (BRANT SANDERLIN / BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM)

Updated: 11:07 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Georgia State football has added a home-and-home series with Ball State for 2015 and ‘16.The Panthers will travel to Muncie, Ind. to play the Cardinals on Oct. 17. Georgia State will host Ball State on Sept. 1 or 2 to open the 2016 season. Georgia State went 1-11 last season.The ...
Georgia State moving to fill one football coaching vacancy
Georgia State’s Trent Miles is trying to fill the two vacancies on staff. (AJC)

Updated: 10:31 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Eric Lewis is expected to join the football coaching staff at Georgia State. Lewis will become the defensive backs coach as soon as the hire completes the human resources process. Georgia State coach Trent Miles declined to comment until the hire is official. Lewis will replace J.D. Williams, who resigned ...
Georgia State pounds Appalachian State

5:21 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter made sure it was all but impossible for his basketball team to forget what happened last month at Appalachian State, when his team blew a double-digit lead in the second half. He started reminding them about their shoddy performance minutes after Thursday’s win against South ...
Georgia State wins easily over South Alabama
Georgia State is 18-8 this season. File photo by HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Updated: 10:47 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Georgia State continued to play its challenging matchup zone Thursday night with energy and option-limiting ferocity. The results were predictable.Forcing a barrel of turnovers and limiting chances for easy scoring opportunities, the Panthers won in a rout, defeating South Alabama 79-51 at the GSU Sports Arena.Georgia State (18-8 overall, 11-4 ...
Georgia State not feeling pressure
Kevin Ware said he is starting to feel comfortable at Georgia State. (Photo courtesy of Georgia State)

10:27 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

As nice as he said it would be, Ron Hunter doesn’t think his Georgia State men’s basketball team needs to win its next seven games to secure one of the top two seeds in the Sun Belt Conference tournament.The Panthers (9-4) are in third place, 1 1/2 games behind Louisiana-Monroe ...
Using transfers part of strategy at Georgia State
After three years at Louisville, where Kevin Ware handled the academic workload, Kevin Ware transferred to Georgia State. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Updated: 6:31 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Kevin Ware is an example of the efforts that some of Georgia State’s coaches are making to lure transfers from other colleges, junior colleges and prep schools to Decatur Street.Ware, who played at Rockdale County High before signing with Louisville, said all he heard about Georgia State in high school ...
Georgia State baseball preview

3:47 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

GEORGIA STATE PANTHERSCoach: Greg Frady2014 record: 25-31, (11-19 Sun Belt, t-8th)2014 postseason finish: Didn’t participate in Sun Belt tournament2015 opener: vs. Fordham, 2:30 p.m. FridayFOUR PLAYERS TO WATCHCaden Bailey, INF, Sr.: He hit 14 doubles with 26 RBIs last season and has a career batting average of .317. He is ...
Georgia State hopes to have strength facility done by Aug. 1
A rendering of what the inside of the facility could look like. (Courtesy of Georgia State)

Updated: 12:50 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Georgia State athletic director Charlie Cobb said he hopes to have the new strength and conditioning center built and ready to use by Aug. 1.The university put out a request for proposal on Tuesday for the construction of the building. The RFP has to stay out for at least two ...
Harrow expected to play for Georgia State on Saturday
Ryan Harrow, a senior from Marietta, is the Panthers’ leading scorer, averaging 20.4 points per game.

11:12 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Ryan Harrow is expected to play for Georgia State on Saturday at Texas State, according to men’s basketball coach Ron Hunter. Harrow sustained a concussion in the final minute of the loss at Georgia Southern. He didn’t travel with the team to the following game, a win at South Alabama. ...
Georgia State must bounce back quickly
The Panthers, picked in the preseason to win the Sun Belt, have lost four conference games.

12:24 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Georgia State must regroup quickly against South Alabama on Saturday or risk falling further behind in the Sun Belt.The Panthers were beaten by Georgia Southern 58-54 on Thursday, missing a chance to take first place away from the Eagles. The loss combined with Louisiana-Monroe’s win, pushed Georgia State (15-8, 8-4) ...
Georgia Southern rallies to top Georgia State
Georgia State coach Ron Hunter. (File photo by Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com)

Updated: 10:20 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter wasn’t happy with his team’s shot selection, rebounding or ability to hold onto the ball after the Panthers were beaten 58-54 by Georgia Southern on Thursday. It was, Hunter said, the worst game his team played in its last 10.With the victory, the Eagles (16-4, ...
Georgia State quiet but effective signing period
Brookwood’s Chase Middleton talks about his decision to attend Georgia State during the signing-day festivities at the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A fan experience Wednesday morning. PHOTO / JASON GETZ

5:31 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Georgia State had a mostly quiet signing day because its coaches focused most of their attention on signing junior-college players and transfers from UAB. On Wednesday, 10 high school players in a 24-player class joined eight players from junior colleges and six former Blazers enrolled in school. The focus, as ...
Georgia State meets Georgia Southern with first place on line
Georgia State coach Ron Hunter says four of the five best players in the conference will be in matchup between the Panthers and Eagles.

3:19 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Georgia State’s visit to Georgia Southern on Thursday should be fun for a lot of reasons, the least of which is the burgeoning rivalry between the two schools: No. 1: The Eagles (15-4, 8-2), picked to finish tied for ninth in the Sun Belt Conference’s preseason poll, lead the league ...
Georgia State’s Harrow will play against Georgia Southern

12:03 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Ryan Harrow will play in Georgia State’s men’s basketball game at Georgia Southern on Thursday.The Sun Belt was reviewing the technical foul Harrow received — it was his seventh this season — in last week’s win against Arkansas State.Conference commissioner Karl Benson said on Wednesday that Harrow was cleared to ...
Georgia State’s Harrow honored by Sun Belt
Ryan Harrow averaged 25 points in two games last week for Georgia State. Todd Drexler / Sideline Sports (from the GSU website)

5:10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Georgia State’s Ryan Harrow was named the Sun Belt men’s player of the week on Monday.Harrow, a senior, averaged 25 points, 3.5 and two steals in leading the Panthers to two wins. He also scored the 1000th points in his Georgia State career in Saturday’s win over Arkansas State. He ...
Sun Belt reviewing Ryan Harrow’s technical foul
Ryan Harrow, who has seven technical fouls on the year, was suspended by Georgia State for one game earlier this season.

12:33 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

The possibility that Georgia State’s Ryan Harrow may receive more punishment from the Sun Belt Conference is “under review,” commissioner Karl Benson said in an email on Monday. Harrow, a senior, received his seventh technical this season in Saturday’s win over Arkansas State. The technical occurred in the second half ...
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