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Georgia State loses an assistant football coach

Updated: 3:41 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

J.D. Williams has resigned as Georgia State’s defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator to accept an assistant coaching position at UNLV.Williams’ family lives in the Las Vegas area. They didn’t move to Atlanta when Williams joined Miles’ staff in early 2013.Williams is a former NFL first-round pick and played ...
Brittany Logan: A mom at home in the paint

2:35 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Brittany Logan’s day begins at 5 a.m. A working mom, she’s out of the house by 5:30 a.m, headed from her Dacula home to Atlanta. At 6:30, she calls her three kids — 9-year-old twins Mariah and Jeremiah, and 8-year-old TreSean — to wake them up and make sure they ...
Ranking local coaches, from Budenholzer to…

12:21 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

When asked about increasing criticism directed at coach Mark Richt, Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity took the safe and expected route, telling the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Mark Bradley, “I hear after the Arkansas and Missouri wins that it’s ‘the best coaching job ever,’ and then (after the Florida loss) it’s the ...
Georgia State signs seven JC players

6:52 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Seven junior college players signed with Georgia State on Wednesday, four linemen, two linebackers and one running back.On offense, the Panthers signed three from California colleges: running back Kendrick Dorn of San Bernardino Valley College and linemen Dom Roldan of Grossmont College and Tyler Simonsen of San Bernardino Valley College.On ...
Harden leads Georgia State players on Sun Belt team
Georgia State wide receiver Donovan Harden had four touchdowns and 186 yards receiving in the 69-31 loss to Georgia Southern at the Georgia Dome on October 25. (BRANT SANDERLIN / BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM)

2:59 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Donovan Harden headlined Georgia State’s selections on the Sun Belt All-Conference team released by the league on Wednesday. Harden, a junior, led Georgia State with 60 catches for 885 yards and seven touchdowns. He set school records with 11 receptions for 186 yards and four touchdowns against Georgia Southern to ...
Q&A: Charlie Cobb on the future of Georgia State football

2:25 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Charlie Cobb just finished his first football season as Georgia State’s athletic director, during which the Panthers were 1-11 and often played to small crowds.While very optimistic about the future of the program, Cobb also recognizes that there is a lot of work to do with fundraising, construction and interest ...
Georgia State’s Thomas won’t play this year

Updated: 5:24 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Jeff Thomas won’t play for the Georgia State men’s basketball team this year. The NCAA’s final decision to rule Thomas ineligible was announced by the athletic department on Monday. Georgia State can’t appeal the decision. Thomas will be a redshirt freshman in the 2015-16 season. A Georgia State spokesman declined ...
AJC Soccer Insider: Eales on the DP and more on the Silverbacks change
Darren Eales wants Atlanta to play an attacking style of football. (MLS Atlanta)

7:09 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

MLS Atlanta President Darren Eales shared his thoughts on how the new team will likely be constructed when it takes the field for the first time in 2017.Eales, formerly of Tottenham, sat down with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution last month in a wide-ranging interview.Q: Anyone in mind for the first Designated ...
Panthers rout Green Bay in return home

Updated: 9:58 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

If this is what happens to one of the top mid-major teams in the country when visiting Georgia State, then it’s no wonder every opposing Sun Belt coach picked the Panthers to win the league. The Panthers blitzed Green Bay from the start for a 72-48 victory at rowdy GSU ...
R.J. Hunter makes Naismith Trophy list

4:36 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter was one of 25 players named to the Naismith Trophy watch list by the Atlanta Tipoff Club on Wednesday.Hunter, a junior, was the only player from a school in the state to make the list. Hunter, the Sun Belt’s preseason player of the year after being ...
Hunter named Sun Belt player of the week
R.J. Hunter was named the Sun Belt player of the week for the third time in his career. (AJC)

4:08 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter was named Sun Belt men’s basketball player of the week after leading his team to three wins last week.Hunter averaged 27.7 points on 49.1 percent shooting.Georgia State will host Wisconsin-Green Bay on Thursday.
Georgia State won’t follow UAB path
A scene a few minutes before the kick off of last week’s home finale for Georgia State’s football team.

9:14 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

In the wake of reports that Alabama-Birmingham is going to shut down its football program, Georgia State administrators pledged their developing football program will continue. The Panthers have yet to experience consistent success on the field, at the turnstile and in general interest since their first game in 2010. The ...
Georgia State’s season ends with loss

6:29 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

Georgia State’s football season came to a merciful end with a 54-31 loss to Texas State on Saturday at the Georgia Dome.The university band, which performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, got the loudest ovation of anything involved with the game to that point just before its halftime performance. ...

6:05 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

TEXAS STATE AT GEORGIA STATEWhen: 2 p.m. SaturdayTV: NoneLine: Texas State by 14WHAT TO EXPECTGeorgia State on offense: The Panthers are averaging 21.9 points and 362.5 yards per game, but it has scored more than 30 points once in the past six games after doing so four times in the ...
One game left for Georgia State before big offseason
A rendering of what Georgia State’s strength-and-conditioning facility may look like. It would be built as part of the existing practice facility. (Photo courtesy of Georgia State)

8:26 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Georgia State will wrap up its football season against Texas State at the Georgia Dome on Saturday.It’s been a long, odd season for the Panthers, who will look to win their second game.Two victories may not seem like much, but it will be the best mark for the team since ...
Georgia State pleased with defensive improvement
Georgia State’s Chandon Sullivan intercepts Clemson quarterback Cole Stoutdt during last week’s 28-0 loss. (Photo courtesy of Georgia State)

Updated: 11:07 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Georgia State’s defense got a confidence boost last week that it hopes will carry forward to Saturday’s season finale against Texas State at the Georgia Dome.For just the second time this season, the Panthers held an opponent scoreless in a half. Clemson, which was averaging 29.8 points and 407.3 yards ...
Georgia State hopes for improvement at Clemson
Georgia State will play at Clemson on Saturday. (Jason Getz / jgetz@ajc.com)

7:08 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

There are many reasons why Saturday’s game between Georgia State and Clemson has a “cover your eyes” feel if you are fan of the Panthers.Not only are the Tigers a national championship-pedigree team with a bevy of five- and four-star recruits, but they are an angry group of five- and ...
Georgia State band to march in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Members of the Georgia State University marching band celebrate in April after they heard they were invited to participate in the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade during halftime of the GSU blue-white spring scrimmage in the Georgia Dome. JASON GETZ / JGETZ@AJC.COM

5:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Georgia State University’s marching band will perform in next week’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The band will be one of a dozen bands to participate in the iconic parade that is seen by more than 3.5 million people in New York and watched by about 50 million people on television. ...
Clemson QB won’t change Georgia State’s approach
Georgia State quarterback Nick Arbuckle can still set a few passing records for the Panthers this season.

9:42 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Georgia State coach Trent Miles said the Panthers’ plan won’t change if Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson doesn’t play on Saturday. Watson suffered a sprained lateral cruciate ligament after a 7-yard run in the first quarter of last week’s loss at Georgia Tech. It was his first start since missing the ...
Ware expected to re-join Georgia State for tonight’s game
Kevin Ware scored 12 points with five assists in last week’s opening win against Tennessee Temple. (Photo courtesy of Georgia State)

12:46 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Because of an illness, Kevin Ware didn’t fly with the rest of the Georgia State men’s basketball team to Ames, Iowa on Sunday for tonight’s game against No. 14 Iowa State. Ware is expected to be cleared by doctors today to be able to fly and has a 2 p.m. ...
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