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Five Panthers named to all-Sun Belt football teams
Penny Hart led Georgia State in receptions and yards last season. (Georgia State)

2:00 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

Five Georgia State football players were selected to the Sun Belt preseason all-conference team on Friday.Wide receivers Robert Davis and Penny Hart were named to the first-team offense by the league’s coaches and media, and safety Bobby Baker was selected to the first-team defense. Hart led the team with 71 ...
Georgia State football picked fourth in Sun Belt preseason poll
Georgia State was 6-7 overall, 5-3 in the Sun Belt Conference last season.

2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016

Georgia State was picked to finish fourth in the Sun Belt preseason football poll released by the conference Thursday. The poll was voted on by the league’s coaches. The Panthers went 6-7 overall, 5-3 in the conference last season. They won their last four regular-season games to become bowl-eligible for ...
Minters enjoying coaching together at Georgia State
Rick and Jesse Minter pose in Philadelphia, wheere Rick was the linebackers coach during the 2015 season. (Given by the Minters)

10:52 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016

Rick Minter never pushed his son Jesse into a career as a football coach.But wherever Rick coached, Jesse usually was there on the sidelines absorbing everything he could until, just as with his father, the sport became his passion.Their careers intertwined at a few places — Notre Dame and Indiana ...
Davis, Baker will rep Georgia State at Sun Belt media day
Georgia State Panthers safety Bobby Baker (2). PHOTO / JASON GETZ

Updated: 4:16 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2016

Safety Bobby Baker and wide receiver Robert Davis will represent Georgia State at the Sun Belt Conference’s media day in New Orleans.Baker and Davis were all-conference performers last season for the Panthers, which went 6-7 and appeared in their first bowl game.ESPN3 will broadcast from 2-4 p.m. at the July ...
SI confuses Georgia State with Georgia Southern
This was in this week’s Sports Illustrated.

Updated: 4:59 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sports Illustrated accidentally created its own Sign of the Apocalypse among fans of two Georgia colleges in its Sign of the Apocalypse note in this week’s issue. In the weekly segment, the magazine will poke fun of something that occurred in the past week in sports by saying it’s a ...
Georgia State football players participate in Atlanta march
Georgia State running back Taz Bateman (right center) was one of the football players who participated in Friday’s march through downtown Atlanta.

10:09 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2016

Several Georgia State football players were among those participating in the march through downtown Atlanta on Friday night. Coach Trent Miles gave his approval of his players’ decision to participate, sending this tweet from @CoachTMilesGSU at 9:33 p.m.: So proud of our Panthers! Continue to be safe, smart and socially ...
Georgia State accepting nominations for HoF class
Georgia State is accepting nominations for its second hall of fame class.

9:03 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2016

Georgia State is accepting nominations until July 29 for its second hall of fame class.Those chosen for induction will be honored during a football game this season. The wall of fame is on the third floor of the Sports Arena.The permament members of the hall of fame committee are Awilda ...
Georgia State’s Hunter and McCallum’s ties run deep
Ray McCallum will become associate head coach at Georgia State under Ron Hunter.

Updated: 4:58 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Their relationship goes back more than 30 years and an inch or two of hairline when Ray McCallum was a player at Ball State and Ron Hunter was a player Miami (Ohio).McCallum’s team won all three meetings in that 1982-83 season, but the friendship continued as both men took steps ...
Georgia State hoops will play at Mississippi State
Georgia State is led by coach Ron Hunter.

Updated: 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Georgia State men’s basketball team will play at Mississippi State on Dec. 4, according to the Bulldogs’ website.The Panthers went 16-14 last season under coach Ron Hunter while the Bulldogs went 14-17, 7-11 in the SEC in Ben Howland’s first season as coach.Mississippi State returns all-SEC freshman Quinndary Weatherspoon, ...
McCallum officially joins Georgia State men’s basketball
Ray McCallum is shown in this USA Today photo.

10:58 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Georgia State officially announced the hiring of associate head basketball coach Ray McCallum on Wednesday.McCallum comes to Georgia State after serving as head coach at Detroit. He joins Sharman White as the second new assistant on coach Ron Hunter’s staff. They replace Everick Sullivan, who accepted head-coaching position at Lenoir-Rhyne, ...
Justin Seymour joins Georgia State hoops
Justin Seymour is shown in this file photo.

Updated: 5:41 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Justin Seymour, recently of Murray State, announced on twitter that he is joining Georgia State’s men’s basketball team. A Georgia State spokesman declined to comment.Seymour is a graduate transfer who will be immediately eligible for the 2016-17 season.He will take the scholarship that was being reserved for Jeremiah Davis, who ...
Georgia State basketball will play at Auburn
The Georgia State men’s basketball team is coached by Ron Hunter.

12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Georgia State men’s basketball team will play at Auburn on Nov. 14 in the Cancun Challenge.The Panthers will follow that with a game at Purdue on Nov. 18 before playing NJIT on Nov. 22 in Mexico.The event’s third-place and championship games will be played Nov. 23 at the Hard ...
Isner highlights quality field for BB&T Atlanta Open
John Isner is the three-time defending champ of the BB&T Atlanta Open. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Updated: 2:07 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Three-time defending champ John Isner and Nick Kyrgios will headline the field for the BB&T; Atlanta Open tennis tournament that will be played at Atlantic Station on July 30-August 7.Benefitting from an Olympic-0year bounce, the tournament field will feature 14 players ranked in the top 88 on the ATP World ...
Georgia State adds Furman, W. Michigan to football schedules
Georgia State has completed most of its non-conference schedules.

Updated: 1:37 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2016

Georgia State has added two more non-conference games to its football schedules.The Panthers will host Furman on Sept. 7, 2019 and will pay the Paladins $325,000.The Panthers have also agreed to a home-and-home series with Western Michigan. The Panthers will host the Broncos on Sept. 22, 2018 and will play ...
Sun Belt basketball tourney will stay in New Orleans
Georgia State won the Sun Belt men’s basketball tournament in New Orleans in 2015.

5:11 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Sun Belt men’s and women’s basketball tournament will remain in News Orleans through 2019, the conference announced on Wednesday.The tournaments will be held at Lakefront Arena, its home since 2014.The contract with Lakefront Arena was set to expire following the 2016-17 season.Georgia State/Atlanta were one of several sites that ...
Miles: Georgia State going from Pinto to Benz
Georgia State’s Trent Miles is entering his fourth season in charge of the football team.CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

3:09 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2016

It’s hot. The turf not only reflects the sunlight and causes a glare, but it deflects the heat back up.It feels warmer than 90 degrees because the sun bakes you from above and from the turf below.But, standing there with the city skyline over their shoulders and a MARTA train ...
Georgia State vs. Wisconsin a noon start
Georgia State went 6-7 last season and played in its first bowl game.

1:11 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2016

Georgia State’s football game at Wisconsin on Sept. 17 will kick off at noon.It will be televised on the Big Ten Network.This will be the Panthers’ first game against a team from that conference. Georgia State went 6-7 last season and played in its first bowl game, the Cure Bowl ...
Georgia State men’s basketball headed to Dominican Republic
Georgia State men’s basketball coach Ron Hunter will work a game each year in his bare feet to raise awareness for the charity Samaritan’s Feet. (Curtis Compton / AJC)

9:02 a.m. Monday, June 13, 2016

The Georgia State men’s basketball team will travel to Dominican Republic this summer with Samaritan’s Feet, a charity that coach Ron Hunter has worked with for several years.The team will travel to Santo Domingo from July 31-August 7. They will hand out shoes to children.The team has visited South Africa ...
Updated: Sun Belt will add football title game
Karl Benson is commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference, which includes Georgia State and Georgia Southern.

Updated: 2:19 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Sun Belt Conference will host a title game for football, starting in 2018.With the recent decision of the Big 12 to have a title game, the Sun Belt was the last FBS conference to not have one.“This is truly an historic day in the relatively short history of Sun ...
Georgia State adds transfer power forward
Georgia State plays in the Sun Belt Conference.

Updated: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2016

Jordan Tyson, a 6-foot-10 power forward, may be transferring to Georgia State.The website panthertalk was the first to notice a tweet sent from Tyson’s high school coach congratulating him on his move.Tyson averaged 2.3 points and 3.2 rebounds last season.He will have to sit out next year, per the NCAA’s ...
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