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Panthers see improvement against Wisconsin
Georgia State head coach Trent Miles on the sideline during their loss against Ball State at the Georgia Dome, Friday, September, 2016, in Atlanta, Ga. Ball State won 31-21. PHOTO / JASON GETZ

12:09 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

Although Wisconsin came away with a 23-17 win over Georgia State on Saturday, the Panthers did notice improvement on the field.Throwing 20-for-29 for 269 yards and a touchdown against the Badgers, quarterback Conner Manning finally saw his team play the way they’re capable of playing.“I don’t think anything really changed, ...
Panthers prepared to work during bye
Georgia State Panthers head coach Trent Miles walks among players before their game against the Charlotte 49ers at the Georgia Dome, September 4, 2015, in Atlanta. The 49ers won 23-20. PHOTO / JASON GETZ

12:06 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

During most bye weeks, teams focus on getting healthy and nursing injuries, but during their bye week, the Panthers are prepared to work.Cornerback Jerome Smith could taste a win over ranked Wisconsin on Saturday and doesn’t want to leave a hard fought game disappointed again.“Over the bye week, I’m hoping ...
Panthers reflect on 23-17 loss to Wisconsin
Georgia State Panthers head coach Trent Miles shouts instructions in the first half against the South Alabama Jaguars at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, November 30, 2013. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

11:58 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

Georgia State’s battle against Wisconsin on Saturday could be interpreted into something positive for Panthers’ program in it’s sixth season, but don’t tell Panthers’ coach Trent Miles that.After earning a 17-13 lead over the then ninth team in the country in the fourth quarter, the Panthers fell to the Badgers ...
Georgia States pushes No. 9 Badgers to the finish
Wisconsin’s Kyle Penniston catches a pass in front of Georgia State’s Jameel Spencer during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin won 23-17. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

5:36 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Conner Manning and the Georgia State offense trotted one last time onto the Camp Randall Stadium field with a chance to shock the college football universe.Down 23-17 with just 3:36 remaining, 75 yards was all that stood between the Panthers upsetting No. 9 Wisconsin in front of a home crowd ...
Five things to know about Georgia State’s loss to Wisconsin
MADISON, WI - SEPTEMBER 17:  Chandon Sullivan #10 and Penny Hart #18 of the Georgia State Panthers celebrate after Sullivan made an interception against the Wisconsin Badgers in the fourth quarter at Camp Randall Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

3:42 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

1. Georgia State led in the fourth quarter Off a 9-yard run by running back Kyler Neal, the Panthers took the lead 17-13 over Wisconsin with 11:36 remaining in the game. Quarterback Conner Manning threw a 60-yard pass to wide receiver Glenn Smith that set the Panthers up to score ...
Georgia State men’s basketball schedule is out
Ron Hunter.

10:59 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

The Georgia State men’s basketball season will play games that will take them from Cancun, Mexico to Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to the complete schedule released by the school’s athletic department on Friday. The team released the conference portion of the schedule earlier this year.The Panthers, led by coach Ron ...
Quarterback Conner Manning to start against Wisconsin
Georgia State Panthers head coach Trent Miles walks among players before their game against the Charlotte 49ers at the Georgia Dome, September 4, 2015, in Atlanta. The 49ers won 23-20. PHOTO / JASON GETZ

Updated: 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

Georgia State coach Trent Miles has chosen Conner Manning to start at quarterback in Saturday’s matchup against No. 9 Wisconsin. After throwing 8-for-24 for 135 yards and one touchdown against Air Force on Saturday, Manning is convinced that the Panthers haven’t shown who they really are. “What we showed on ...
Panthers’ wide receiver Robert Davis plays against Air Force with fever
Georgia State Panthers wide receiver Robert Davis is celebrated by Georgia State Panthers tight end Keith Rucker after he scored a touchdown in the first half at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, November 2, 2013. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

5:18 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

To Panthers’ quarterback Aaron Winchester, wide receiver Robert Davis is one of the best wide receivers in college football.Statistically, Winchester’s right.Davis, a senior, is not only the top receiver in the Sun Belt Conference, but ranks in the top 10 of active FBS players with 2,563 career receiving yards.Davis is ...
Panthers’ Monday injury report ahead of Wisconsin
Georgia State head coach Trent Miles on the sideline during their loss against Ball State at the Georgia Dome, Friday, September, 2016, in Atlanta, Ga. Ball State won 31-21. PHOTO / JASON GETZ

4:25 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

The Georgia State Panthers could be missing six key players this weekend when they travel to No. 9 play Wisconsin in Madison, Wis.According to coach Trent Miles, defensive end Shawanye Lawrence (knee), outside linebacker Andrew Everett and offensive lineman Lucas Johnson will be out in Saturday’s matchup against Wisconsin.Missing practice ...
Georgia State has problems to solve ahead of Air Force
Georgia State is coached by Trent Miles. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

5:37 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

After losing its opening game to Ball State 31-21, the good news for Georgia State is it has experience bouncing back.After being beaten by Charlotte in the first game last season, the Panthers rebounded to win at New Mexico State 34-32 and eventually made it to the Cure Bowl.But Air ...
Georgia State names 2016 Hall of Fame class
Georgia State University.

Updated: 11:07 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

Georgia State named the second class who will be inducted into its athletics hall of fame on Thursday.The Class of 2016 includes Terrance Brandon, Brownie Vaughn-Caldwell, Jenn Feenstra, Mike Hurst, Andrew Letherby, Bradley Logan, Lisbeth Meincke, Scottie O’Neill, Evita Rogers and contributors Mac and Brenda Williams.The class will be honored ...
Georgia State football adds HBCU to 2020 schedule
Georgia State played in the Cure Bowl last season.

11:03 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

Georgia State will host Savannah State in football in 2020. The game will be played on Sept. 20, 2020 and will be their second meeting. Georgia State won the first, 55-21, in 2010. Savannah State plays on the FCS level in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Georgia State (0-1) will play ...
Georgia State falls but Miles remains positive
Georgia State cornerback Jerome Smith (16) celebrates with teammates after an interception against Ball State in the first quarter at the Georgia Dome, Friday, September, 2016, in Atlanta, Ga. Smith had two interceptions in the first quarter. PHOTO / JASON GETZ

Updated: 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016

Georgia State’s hope of building momentum on last year’s first appearance in a bowl game was mostly forgotten in a flat 31-21 loss to Ball State in Friday’s season-opening game in the Georgia Dome.“It’s one football game,” coach Trent Miles said. “If every body wants to give up on us ...
Georgia State quarterback picture no more in focus
Georgia State cornerback Jerome Smith (16) sets off a celebration with teammates after an interception, one of two he had in the first quarter against Ball State. (PHOTO / JASON GETZ)

12:36 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016

Georgia State football isn’t exactly slopping over in eras. Why, it is barely old enough to travel to the game without using a car seat.So, let’s call this the post-Arbuckle phase. Like teething and potty training are phases.And it got off to a predictably angst-ridden start Friday night.“Now you’re seeing ...
Georgia State QBs are ready for new era
Georgia State quarterbacks Aaron Winchester, left, and Conner Manning, right are competing to fill the shoes of Nick Arbuckle, who passed for more than 4,300 yards his senior season. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

Updated: 12:33 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016

Whoever starts as Georgia State’s quarterback in Friday’s season opener against Ball State will have a lot of rust to shake off and some some extra weight to carry.The two candidates — Conner Manning, a redshirt junior, and Aaron Winchester, a redshirt freshman —can’t complain of fatigue. Manning last threw ...
Georgia State football at Turner Field in ‘17 no issue, architects say
Aerial of Turner Field on May 7, 2014. BRANT SANDERLIN /BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM .

2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Georgia State University should have little trouble, architecturally speaking, making football happen at Turner Field in 2017.The Panthers hope to begin play in the ballpark next season, and the university could do so with relatively minor modifications while it develops a more extensive football-only redesign, two architects on the original ...
Will Turner Field be Eden for Georgia State?
Georgia State coach Trent Miles led his team to its first bowl game last season. Can the Panthers capitalize on that momentum this year before an expected move into Turner Field? (Photo by Jason Getz)

5:36 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

Trent Miles presides over a college football program that played in a bowl game last season and didn’t fire its head coach, a combination that puts Georgia State ahead of both Georgia and Georgia Tech. But that doesn’t keep Miles from looking south out of his office window in a ...
2 players who could be key for Georgia State
Georgia State tight end Ari Werts.

Updated: 2:37 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

Lined up near the slot on the left side of Georgia State’s offensive formation, Ari Werts broke off the line of scrimmage as the football was snapped in Monday’s practice.A linebacker tried to get his hands on Werts and disrupt his route. Werts brushed past the attempted rub, turned to ...
Georgia State QB also working at tight end
Georgia State quarterback Emiere Scaife.

1:29 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

Though Emiere Scaife will play some quarterback at Georgia State, coach Trent Miles said he will also play tight end.Scaife, a redshirt sophomore, entered spring and then fall camp in a three-way battle at quarterback with redshirt junior Conner Manning and redshirt freshman Aaron Winchester. None of the three have ...
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