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Georgia State and Dickey Broadcasting sign 3-year deal
Georgia State’s football, men’s basketball and some women’s basketball and baseball games will be heard on 1340AM. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

9:58 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Georgia State and Dickey Broadcasting have renewed their agreement to broadcast the school’s football and men’s basketball games, as well as some women’s basketball and baseball games, for the next three years.The games can be heard on 1340AM. Coaches’ shows for football and men’s basketball can be heard on 1340AM ...
Georgia State waiting on permits for new S&C facility
What the interior of the new strength and conditioning center may look like. (Georgia State)

9:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Construction hasn’t started on Georgia State’s new strength and conditioning center because permits have yet to be approved.The center will be approximately 7,000 square feet and will be built next to the football practice facility on MLK Drive SE. It has an expected cost of $600,000.Georgia State hopes that the ...
New college golf tournament coming to East Lake
Atlanta's East Lake Golf Club will host a new college golf tournament in November

8:59 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Atlanta will host a new college golf tournament, the East Lake Cup, in November. East Lake Golf Club, home of the PGA’s Tour Championship, will host the event on Nov. 2 and 3. The tournament will feature the four semifinalists from the NCAA’s men’s and women’s golf championships participating in ...
R.J. Hunter’s plan for NBA Combine
R.J. Hunter is the leading scorer in Georgia State history. (AP)

Updated: 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2015

R.J. Hunter has a plan for the ongoing NBA combine in Chicago to try to erase the checks against him.It may sound counter-intuitive, but to try and ensure that he will be a first-round pick in June’s NBA draft, Hunter said he will do everything but scrimmage at the combine.“My ...
Georgia State adds Charlotte power forward
Willie Clayton had 17 games with at least 10 points and 10 rebounds in three years at Charlotte. (UNCC)

Updated: 11:48 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Willie Clayton is transferring from Charlotte to Georgia State.A power forward, Clayton will sit for the 2015-16, per the NCAA transfer rules, and have one season of eligibility remaining.Clayton is a 6-foot-8, 238-pound native of Thomasville. He averaged 6.3 rebounds per game last year, including 3.09 on offense, and 7.3 ...
Georgia State will host Georgia Southern on Jan. 19
Georgia State now has its full Sun Belt schedule. (Georgia State)

4:18 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2015

Georgia State will host Georgia Southern in a basketball doubleheader on Jan. 19.The Sun Belt Conference released schedules last month, but left some dates open for the schools to work out.The Panthers, the Sun Belt’s regular-season champs, split its regular-season meetings with the Eagles last year, before defeating them for ...
Rose powering Georgia State baseball
Matt Rose is tied for second in Division I with 15 home runs this season. (Jason Getz, courtesy of Georgia State)

Updated: 11:23 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015

Matt Rose flourished last year batting fifth at Georgia State, protected by Chase Raffield and Nic Wilson. Rose hit .312 with 11 home runs and 34 RBIs. As someone who likes routine, some wondered how Rose would perform this year with change. Gone are Raffield and Wilson, both drafted by ...
Georgia State could break ground on S&C facility on Monday
Georgia State's practice field in Atlanta is unlike anything else in the college game. MARTA trains pass by overhead, the drivers beeping the field as they pass. Boxcars loom over the fence from the nearby train track and the building used as the fieldhouse was once a bottling plant. 

9:53 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Construction of Georgia State’s new football strength and conditioning facility is scheduled to begin Monday as long as the permits are approved. Rainwater Construction will put together the pre-fabricated building, which will be made mostly of aluminum. It is expected to be operational by Aug. 1, which is when football ...
Six Georgia teams receive NCAA golf invites
J.J. Grey will lead Georgia State into the NCAA men’s golf regional in Lubbock, Texas. (Georgia State)

Updated: 7:07 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2015

Unbeknownst to most, the state of Georgia’s college athletics collectively celebrated one of its annual high points Monday.Six men’s golf teams from inside the state borders received NCAA regional tournament invitations: Georgia, Georgia Regents (formerly Augusta State), Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State. It matched the six ...
Georgia State men’s golf advances to NCAA regional
J.J. Grey will lead Georgia State into the NCAA men’s golf regional in Lubbock, Texas. (Georgia State)

Updated: 11:53 a.m. Monday, May 4, 2015

The Georgia State men’s golf team advanced to an NCAA regional for the 12th time since 1999 when it received an at-large selection on Monday.The Panthers, an 11th seed in the 13-team field, will play 54 holes in Lubbock, Texas on The Rawls Course May 14-16. Georgia State is No. ...
Georgia State sand volleyball to compete for national title
The Panthers are 18-1 this year and will play Pepperdine in the first round of the national championships on Friday in Gulf Shores, Ala. (Georgia State)

2:02 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015

The list of teams competing in the AVCA National sand volleyball tournament seems like a who’s who of dreamy campuses near sun and surf: USC, Long Beach State, Hawaii, etc. And then there’s land-locked Georgia State, a campus of concrete, asphalt and glass with a sliver of sand that is ...
Jonesboro’s Donaldson commits to Georgia State
Jonesboro’s Austin Donaldson (5) has signed a letter of intent to Georgia State. (KENT D. JOHNSON/KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM)

Updated: 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Austin Donaldson, a point guard who led Jonesboro High to back-to-back state titles, has signed a financial aid agreement with Georgia State.Donaldson averaged 8.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists last season for the Cardinals, which won 29 games.“Austin is the true point guard that fits perfect into our program,” ...
R.J. Hunter signs with The Legacy Agency
Georgia State guard R.J. Hunter has declared for the NBA Draft. (Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com)

12:52 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015

R.J. Hunter has signed with The Legacy Agency, the same company that represents his father Ron, to pursue marketing opportunities. R.J. Hunter, who recently led Georgia State into the third round of the NCAA tournament, is projected to be a mid-to-late first-round pick in June’s NBA draft. Ron Hunter, coach ...
Georgia State hoops picks up 4-star commitment
Gainesville High’s D’Marcus Simonds.

Updated: 2:01 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015

D’Marcus Simonds committed to play basketball at Georgia State on Wednesday.Simonds, a four-star recruit and a junior at Gainesville High, committed to Mississippi State before the coaching change there.He posted his decision on Twitter (@TwoSpicee): “There’s no place like home! I will be continuing my basketball career and education at ...
Georgia State baseball on top of Sun Belt
Matt Rose and Georgia State’s offense, combined with solid pitching and defense, have the Panthers on top of the Sun Belt. (Georgia State, courtesy of Randy Wilson Photography)

1:08 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015

A year after finishing tied for last in the Sun Belt, Georgia State’s baseball team sits atop the traditionally tough conference.Turning around last year’s 11-19 conference finish into this year’s 13-3 record falls to three things: better pitching, better defense and more experience. Georgia State (26-15) will play at South ...
Alford powering Georgia State softball
Georgia State’s Callie Alford hits against Louisina-Lafayette. (Georgia State)

12:47 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Callie Alford can feel it in her hands when she hits a home run.“Nothing in the world that can beat that feeling,” she said.Alford, a catcher and third baseman for Georgia State, has had the pleasure many times. She is to college softball what the King and his Court once ...
Hunter’s hopes as president of NABC
Georgia State coach Ron Hunter, seen here as part of Turner Sports coverage of the 2015 NCAA Tournament, was recently named president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. (John Nowak/Turner Sports)

7:11 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Capping a remarkable year for Georgia State men’s basketball, coach Ron Hunter was recently named the executive president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches.The NABC’s goal is “to further the best interests of the game of basketball as well as the players and coaches who participate in the sport.”Hunter, ...
Georgia State hoops picks up Alabama transfer
Devin Mitchell is a former standout at Collins Hill. (Vasha Hunt/vhunt@al.com)

Updated: 1:17 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015

Devin Mitchell, a transfer from Alabama, has committed to play for Georgia State’s men’s basketball team.Mitchell, a 6-foot-4 guard, is a former standout at Collins Hill High School.He averaged 0.6 points in 5.4 minutes per game as a freshman last season with the Tide. Georgia State wouldn’t comment on Mitchell’s ...
Ron Hunter earns coach of the year award
Ron Hunter led Georgia State to a 25-10 record last season. (AP)

5:17 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Georgia State men’s basketball coach Ron Hunter was named the winner of the Clarence Gaines College Basketball Coach of the Year Award on Wednesday. The award is given annually to the top under-recognized college basketball coach on the Division I and Division II level. It is voted on by a ...
Georgia State men’s hoops receives Sun Belt schedule
Kevin Ware will return to lead Georgia State’s men’s basketball team. (Georgia State)

1:00 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015

Georgia State will start going for a third consecutive regular-season title in Sun Belt men’s basketball when it plays at Texas-Arlington on Dec. 30. The conference schedule was released by the league office on Monday. The conference season will again consist of 20 games with the men’s and women’s teams ...
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