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Kennesaw State adds six early signees after breakthrough season

Coming off the most successful season in school history, Kennesaw State landed six recruits on the inaugural Dec. 20 signing day. Coach Brian Bohannon announced the six players Wednesday morning. The collection includes two offensive linemen, a receiver, a defensive end, a defensive back and a linebacker. Five of the players are out-of-state signees, with three of them from Alabama. Will Haigler,...
Michael Vick will make Atlanta Legends coaching debut against Orlando

Michael Vick will make Atlanta Legends coaching debut against Orlando

Michael Vick will make his coaching debut as the Atlanta Legends’ offensive coordinator Feb. 9, 2019, in Orlando. The Alliance of American Football team will begin its 10-week regular season against College Football Hall of Famer Steve Spurrier, the league announced Tuesday.
Georgia State’s Javonte Lain uses art, football for self-expression

Georgia State’s Javonte Lain uses art, football for self-expression

A football playbook consists of X’s and O’s, but to Georgia State defensive end Javonte Lain, the playbook is a lens for art.  Lain –– a studio-art major –– creates pieces through sculpting, drawing, painting, and building. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound defensive end discovered his interest in art from his older sister, Akeila, in the third grade.
Kennesaw State haunted by close games against Gardner-Webb

Kennesaw State haunted by close games against Gardner-Webb

Kennesaw State is hoping Saturday’s matchup with Gardner-Webb won’t resemble the game the teams played last year — or the year before that. The Running Bulldogs (1-5) are on a four-game skid after winning their season opener, but the Owls know from experience that Gardner-Webb’s record is not an indication of how the game will unfold.
Billy Payne is selected for golf Hall of Fame

Billy Payne is selected for golf Hall of Fame

Retired Augusta National chairman Billy Payne is among five people selected for induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame.  A 16-member panel of mostly golf administrators also selected two-time U.S.
Five things to know about Kennesaw State’s win over Presbyterian

Five things to know about Kennesaw State’s win over Presbyterian

Kennesaw State began Atlantic Sun Conference play Saturday with a 56-0 shutout victory against Presbyterian College. Here are five things to know about the game: Kennesaw State quarterback Chandler Burks finished with 135 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 16 carries for the second time in his career.
Georgia State suffers first loss in Sun Belt play

Georgia State suffers first loss in Sun Belt play

On the road for a Thursday night Sun Belt Conference TV game, Georgia State’s offense sputtered in a 37-20 loss at Troy.  Until two late touchdowns, Georgia State struggled to move the ball, finishing four of its 11 drives with a punt and two with a turnover.
Georgia State freshmen lead record-breaking rushing offense

Georgia State freshmen lead record-breaking rushing offense

Georgia State’s running game continues to improve as the team gets deeper into its schedule, breaking program records in the process.   The Panthers broke the previous program record of most rushing yards in a game Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe, rushing for 308 yards. The previous record was 301 rushing yards in 2011 against Campbell.
Five things to know about Kennesaw State’s win over Samford

Five things to know about Kennesaw State’s win over Samford

While Saturday’s game against Samford wasn’t as high-scoring as Kennesaw State’s past three contests, the Owls continued to dominate on offense in their 24-10 win at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.
5 things to know about Georgia State’s win

5 things to know about Georgia State’s win

Georgia State (2-3, 1-0) started its Sun Belt Conference play with a 46-14 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.  Here are five things to know about the Panthers win: Georgia State opened the game with two touchdowns. On his first drive, quarterback Dan Ellington led the Panthers’ offense on a 75-yard drive.
Kennesaw State RB Shaq Terry rediscovers confidence 

Kennesaw State RB Shaq Terry rediscovers confidence 

As soon as Shaquil Terry heard the play-call in the third quarter of Saturday’s game against Clark Atlanta, he felt something switch on inside him. He practiced the same play all week and knew his teammates could hit their blocks hard enough for him to gain a few yards, but he never thought the play would break open for a 50-yard touchdown.

Central Texas hole-in-one listings

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Georgia State sees ‘consistent’ improvement at QB, receivers

Georgia State sees ‘consistent’ improvement at QB, receivers

Georgia State coach Shawn Elliott has seen “consistent” improvements in his quarterback and wide receiver play during his team’s non-conference games.  Elliott hopes to utilize this consistency on offense Saturday against his team’s first Sun Belt Conference opponent, Louisiana-Monroe.
Woods’ Tour Championship win likely one of his biggest ever

Woods’ Tour Championship win likely one of his biggest ever

Tiger Woods wins. Honestly, when he began playing again this season following the medical Hail Mary of spinal fusion surgery, I never thought I’d be typing those three words. Much less seeing him win while turning East Lake into one great green mosh pit.
Woods rocks Tour Championship with first win in five years

Woods rocks Tour Championship with first win in five years

When that long-awaited, oft-debated and sorely-doubted next win did come for Tiger Woods, it was so deceivingly simple. It required nothing more from him than to be steady while all others at East Lake were losing their minds.
Woods gets in his win just ahead of new FedEx Cup points system

Woods gets in his win just ahead of new FedEx Cup points system

Thank heavens they’re waiting until next year to implement a new FedEx Cup format. In the final year that the Tour Championship has any resemblance to a stand-alone, stroke-play tournament, Tiger Woods claimed his big, lead-SportsCenter-even-on-a-NFL-Sunday victory. Just in time. Under the same conditions in 2019, he would have finished runner-up to Justin Rose.
Five things to know about Kennesaw State’s win over Clark Atlanta

Five things to know about Kennesaw State’s win over Clark Atlanta

All three phases were clicking and scoring touchdowns for Kennesaw State on Saturday night in the Owls’ 70-13 win over Clark Atlanta. While the Owls’ offense led the charge with seven touchdowns, the Kennesaw State defense contributed to the game’s high score with two touchdowns, and another came on a blocked punt.
Woods of old shows up to take 3-stroke lead at Tour Championship 

Woods of old shows up to take 3-stroke lead at Tour Championship 

What year is this, anyway? Who threw the calendar into reverse? And how can the rest of us get on that ride? For the first handful of holes at the Tour Championship on Saturday, it was beginning to look just a little like 1997, when a 21-year-old began writing his own myth, lapping the Masters field, winning by a dozen strokes. It could be 2000, when that same budding phenomenon won a U.S.
Casey enjoys his 66 as well as Tour Championship vibe

Casey enjoys his 66 as well as Tour Championship vibe

Shooting a nice round when Tiger Woods is firing the day’s best just may be the world’s quietest accomplishment. In the cyclone, who’s going to hear the rustle of a single leaf? England’s Paul Casey accepted that reality with grace Saturday, when his 66 barely registered.
Woods, Tour Championship making ratings waves

Woods, Tour Championship making ratings waves

You wonder why golf coverage is so Tiger Woods-centric? Need a reminder other than a simple overhead shot at this Tour Championship, where some of the biggest weekday crowds in memory have gathered? Then listen to the Golf Channel ratings for Thursday’s first round.
A raucous day at Tour Championship: Woods, Fowler jump to share of lead

A raucous day at Tour Championship: Woods, Fowler jump to share of lead

Rickie Fowler was in mid-dissection of his quite-fine 65 on Thursday, when just over his shoulder there came a mighty roar from the 18th green. You just got company atop the leaderboard, young man. Your thoughts? “I don’t know who it was,” he said. Really? You have no clue? “No.” There is no roar quite like a Tiger Woods roar.
Big bopper Woodland learning to love short game, too 

Big bopper Woodland learning to love short game, too 

Gary Woodland has been a bomber pilot since he turned pro in 2007. But it’s not the showy length of the tee that brings him comfort at the end of the day. “Putting makes everything better,” he said Thursday. “I sleep better. I eat better. Everything is better when you make putts.
Kennesaw State return man Isaac Foster sees benefit of redshirt season

Kennesaw State return man Isaac Foster sees benefit of redshirt season

Redshirt freshman Isaac Foster looked like a lightning bolt as he returned a kick 100 yards for a touchdown Saturday in his yellow-and-black Kennesaw State uniform during the Owls’ home opener against Alabama State. After the game, Kennesaw State coach Brian Bohannon was still grinning thinking about Foster’s speed.
Woods learns that a man’s gotta know his limitations

Woods learns that a man’s gotta know his limitations

Tiger Woods is back at the Tour Championship for the first time since 2013. Much excitement greets him. But even he will tell you that this is not same Tiger Woods who has passed this way in the past. This Woods sounds like any other middle-aged guy dealing with the encroachments of age and aches. A very humanized Tiger Woods – granted that process was sped up by spinal fusion surgery.
Finau picks himself up at Masters, makes long walk to Tour Championship 

Finau picks himself up at Masters, makes long walk to Tour Championship 

When last Tony Finau was in Georgia, he was filming his instructional video, “How to Turn Joy to Pain in Just One Brutal Step.” Remember the Par-3 Contest at the Masters? Remember Finau bursting into one of the great spontaneous celebrations after his hole-in-one? He’s running down the fairway, galloping with glee like a puppy let off its leash.
Panthers ready to return home for final non-conference game of season

Panthers ready to return home for final non-conference game of season

After two consecutive road games, Georgia State quarterback Dan Ellington and the Panthers are ready to return home, hosting Western Michigan at Georgia State Stadium at 2 p.m. Saturday.  Georgia State is 1-2 overall on the season after consecutive road losses to N.C. State and Memphis after the team’s season-opening win over Kennesaw State in August.
Tiger Woods is back at East Lake. Can he really win again?

Tiger Woods is back at East Lake. Can he really win again?

I was a golfer before I’d ever heard of Tiger Woods — the pro at the local muni took pity on the skinny teenager with empty pockets — but Tiger Woods made me a golf fan. It started when Woods famously dominated Augusta as a 21-year old in 1997, another early signal that the kid might be something special.  Those were the days.
Kennesaw State announces kickoff time for SunTrust Park game 

Kennesaw State announces kickoff time for SunTrust Park game 

Kennesaw State’s matchup with Jacksonville State at SunTrust Park will kick off at 3 p.m. Nov. 17, KSU announced Wednesday.  Tickets for the final game of the Owls’ regular season are on sale through Ticketmaster and start at $20. Premium seating is available starting at $95.   The Owls (2-1) host Clark Atlanta on Saturday at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.
Roll Titleist: Could there be a little Nick Saban in Justin Thomas?

Roll Titleist: Could there be a little Nick Saban in Justin Thomas?

It’s September in the South, a time when it’s all about the rankings. Justin Thomas lights up when he talks about No. 1. And, no, that’s not Bryson DeChambeau, who sits atop the FedEx Cup points list this week at the Tour Championship at East Lake. While Thomas comes from a great golf school, it’s worth noting that Alabama plays a little football, too.
Another tweak coming to FedEx Cup, Tour Championship - this one’s a doozy

Another tweak coming to FedEx Cup, Tour Championship - this one’s a doozy

  If this were 2019, Tiger Woods would be reporting to the first tee of the Tour Championship on Thursday already 2 under. That before he ever put pencil to scorecard. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal. If only life routinely gave you a couple-of-shots head start at daybreak.
FOLLOW: Tour Championship tee times, leaderboard

FOLLOW: Tour Championship tee times, leaderboard

Tiger Woods will tee off at 12:30 p.m. in Round 1 of the Tour Championship Thursday at East Lake Golf Club. Woods returns to the Tour Championship, with a chance to win the FedEx Cup, for the first time since 2013. He will be paired with Tommy Fleetwood. Other notable times include Rory McIlroy at 12:40 p.m., Phil Mickelson at 1 p.m., Brooks Koepka and Bubba Watson at 1:30 p.m.
Tour Championship: Haute cuisine, baby gators, sports bar vibe and, oh, yeah, golf 

Tour Championship: Haute cuisine, baby gators, sports bar vibe and, oh, yeah, golf 

This week at the East Lake Golf Club, they are inviting the paying public to come and enjoy a beer that hasn’t just been brewed, but rather “crafted.” Maybe, too, take a hack on a swing simulator, get up close with a baby alligator, watch a little football on a big screen. And that’s before moving on to the Bloody Mary and grilled oysters part of the program.
How much does the FedEx Cup winner pocket?

How much does the FedEx Cup winner pocket?

The PGA Tour Championship at East Lake will crown the winner of the FedEx Cup playoffs. The tournament’s purse is $9 million, with $1.62 million going to the top finisher among the tour’s 30 top golfers Sunday.  Also at stake is the season-long FedEx Cup. The winner will cash in a bonus $10 million.
Five things to know about Kennesaw State’s win over Alabama State

Five things to know about Kennesaw State’s win over Alabama State

After a delay of one hour and 43 minutes because of lightning in the area, Kennesaw State rolled over Alabama State 62-13 in the Owls’ home opener at Fifth Third Bank Stadium on Saturday night. Here are five things to know about the win: Veering from the option only to throw a few long passes, the Owls trampled over the Hornets, scoring eight touchdowns.
DeChambeau brings his weird science to Tour Championship

DeChambeau brings his weird science to Tour Championship

The Most Interesting Man in Golf is also the hottest player in golf, his game sometimes appearing to reach close to 373.5 degrees Kelvin. With a head-full of numbers and theories stuffed beneath the Ben Hogan lid, and a bag-full of clubs cut to identical length, the 24-year-old DeChambeau comes to East Lake and the Tour Championship this week as No. 1 in your FedEx Cup points standings.
Georgia State coach suffers injury during N.C. State game

Georgia State coach suffers injury during N.C. State game

According to ESPN, Georgia State coach Shawn Elliott suffered a torn right biceps after a touchdown celebration against N.C. State.   The Panthers finished a 2:23 drive with an 8-yard touchdown run from running back Destin Coates, putting up Georgia State’s only points in its 41-7 loss to N.C. State.
Patient culture at Kennesaw State aids young defenders

Patient culture at Kennesaw State aids young defenders

Despite the youth and inexperience of many Kennesaw State defenders, coach Brian Bohannon is optimistic. He doesn’t refute there are challenges in coaching the young defense — which consists of five underclassmen listed as starters and 11 freshmen on the two-deep — but nonetheless, he sees potential in the group.
Woods, Bradley in Tour Championship field, Spieth falls out

Woods, Bradley in Tour Championship field, Spieth falls out

Victory came in many forms Monday at the rain-delayed BMW Championship – so, shots of momentum for everyone who’s coming to East Lake and the Tour Championship next week. On the house. Tiger Woods didn’t win at the Aronimink Golf Cub outside Philadelphia. But he did shoot 65 Monday and rounded out a 17-under week, his lowest finish to par since March of 2013.
Schauffele just may make it back to defend Tour Championship title 

Schauffele just may make it back to defend Tour Championship title 

Everyone’s favorite golfing word scramble is back in the Tour Championship picture. Xander Schauffele did not exactly become a household name when he won the season-ending event at East Lake a year ago. “I mean people still have a hard time pronouncing my last name, so that will never change,” he smiled.
Kennesaw State tops Tennessee Tech for first win

Kennesaw State tops Tennessee Tech for first win

Kennesaw State secured its first win of the season Thursday night, beating Tennessee Tech 49-10 in Cookeville, Tenn. Although quarterback Chandler Burks finished the game with 91 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns, Kennesaw State running back Darnell Holland was responsible for the play of the game.
Kennesaw State maintains Top 10 ranking despite season-opening loss

Kennesaw State maintains Top 10 ranking despite season-opening loss

Following an opening week loss to Georgia State, the Kennesaw State Owls remain in the top 10 of both FCS national polls released Monday.  The Owls check in at No. 7 in the STATS FCS Top 25 and land at No. 8 in the AFCA Coaches Top 25 Poll after dropping a 24-20 heartbreaker at Georgia State — their first FBS opponent in program history.
Prairie View upends North Carolina Central in MEAC/SWAC Challenge

Prairie View upends North Carolina Central in MEAC/SWAC Challenge

The MEAC/SWAC Challenge returned for its 13th season in a new location and with new foes vying for bragging rights.   After years playing in different cities, the annual game moved to Georgia State Stadium as the North Carolina Central Eagles squared off against the Prairie View A&M Panthers.
Georgia State names Dan Ellington starting quarterback for season opener

Georgia State names Dan Ellington starting quarterback for season opener

Georgia State head coach Shawn Elliott announced Tuesday that junior college transfer Dan Ellington will be the starting quarterback for the season opener.  “He’s going to take the field the first snap, so we’ll see how he does,” Elliott said. “He’s had a good camp.
Kennesaw State extends Brian Bohannon through 2023

Kennesaw State extends Brian Bohannon through 2023

Kennesaw State University announced Monday that football coach Brian Bohannon’s contract has been extended through the 2023 season.  In this third season as coach, Bohannon led the Owls to a 12-2 record, a Big South championship and the FCS quarterfinals last year.
Georgia State’s Elliott hopes to gain clarity, leadership on offense

Georgia State’s Elliott hopes to gain clarity, leadership on offense

Georgia State coach Shawn Elliott had a record-setting first season with the Panthers, leading the team to its first bowl win in program history and a 7-5 record.  Elliott’s successful season –– concluding with a Cure Bowl victory over Western Kentucky –– sets the bar high for his second season with the Panthers.
Why a small change in law could create danger for students

Why a small change in law could create danger for students

A dozen words have stirred panic among the people responsible for keeping Georgia children safe when they’re going to and from school.  A phrase that state lawmakers inserted into a 15-page traffic measure in the waning days of this year’s legislative session will muddy the law about stopping for school buses while they’re loading and unloading, school officials warn.
Georgia college, town reflect Hispanic growth and prosperity

Georgia college, town reflect Hispanic growth and prosperity

Dalton State College student Bryan Lopez is part of a school team that will, as part of its many duties, recruit students across the state line in Tennessee this fall. Lopez, 22, an aspiring dentist who came with his family from Guatemala when he was 12, will stress to his target audience — Hispanics — that this college is the place for them.
Ex-Brinks employee convicted of conspiring to rob armored trucks

Ex-Brinks employee convicted of conspiring to rob armored trucks

Federal prosecutors say a former Brinks employee used his knowledge of armored truck routes and drivers to orchestrate two Savannah-area heists. Victor Natson, 27, worked for Brinks, Inc. for two years before he conspired with a convicted gang member and that man’s cousin to pull off the robberies in October 2016 and January 2017, according to the office of Bobby L. Christine, U.S.
Another Georgia school district joins the movement to arm teachers

Another Georgia school district joins the movement to arm teachers

The Fannin County Board of Education approved arming teachers Thursday, becoming the second system in the state to make that move. The county is on the Tennessee border. It’s 3,212 students and faculty of 179 are dispersed among three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school.
George Lynch ready to lead Clark Atlanta as new basketball coach

George Lynch ready to lead Clark Atlanta as new basketball coach

Clark Atlanta had success with its last NBA-player-turned-coach. So much that it had to try again. The Panthers introduced George Lynch as their men’s basketball coach Monday. Lynch, a 12-year NBA veteran and North Carolina standout, was coaching with the Grand Rapids Drive, the Detroit Pistons’ G-League affiliate, last season.
Georgia students gain in reading scores, but still lag U.S.; Atlanta has race gap

Georgia students gain in reading scores, but still lag U.S.; Atlanta has race gap

Georgia students are getting better at reading in eighth grade, where fast-rising scores are approaching the national average, according to the latest results from the nation’s report card for schools. Both Georgia and the nation as a whole still have a long way to go before all students are scoring at a “proficient” level, though.
5 observations from Georgia State’s spring game

5 observations from Georgia State’s spring game

The Panthers held their first spring game at Georgia State Stadium on Saturday, with Blue defeating White 59-35. “It was a very entertaining game,” coach Shawn Elliott said. “A lot of good catches. Offense moved the ball quite well up and down the field. They played with great effort, came out of it healthy, clean.” Here are five observations from the game: 1.
Kennesaw State defense outduels offense in spring game

Kennesaw State defense outduels offense in spring game

Kennesaw State, coming off the best season in school history (12-2), held its spring game Friday night. The defense defeated the offense 35-34 in a brief three-quarter affair. Here are five observations from the scrimmage: 1. Dorian Miles is a mismatch nightmare Miles had only two catches in the first half, but he made the most of both – and should’ve had a few more.
Georgia State getting physical, searching for new leaders in spring practices

Georgia State getting physical, searching for new leaders in spring practices

A year in, the physicality that Shawn Elliott preaches is well-established. Elliott arrived at Georgia State with mild fanfare, taking over a relatively young program that had been to one bowl game and didn’t register on Georgia’s football-packed scale.  He immediately made strides to change that.
Georgia State has potential upset formula vs. Cincinnati

Georgia State has potential upset formula vs. Cincinnati

Georgia State rode the 3-ball to a conference championship and berth in the NCAA tournament. It’s banking on it again to pull a major upset against 2-seed Cincinnati on Friday in Nashville. The Panthers are heavy underdogs as a 15-seed, and they’re hoping to find the same magic that propelled them past 2-seeded Baylor as a 14-seed in 2015.
Georgia State wins Sun Belt, earns NCAA tournament berth

Georgia State wins Sun Belt, earns NCAA tournament berth

The Panthers are going dancing for the fourth time in school history. Georgia State defeated Texas-Arlington 74-61 to claim the Sun Belt Conference tournament crown on Sunday in New Orleans. It’s the Panthers’ second conference championship under coach Ron Hunter and first since 2015. The Panthers (24-10)earned the South Region’s 15-seed in the NCAA tournament.
Georgia State considers itself favorite in Sun Belt tournament

Georgia State considers itself favorite in Sun Belt tournament

Georgia State is the No. 2 seed in the Sun Belt Conference tournament, but it boasts the No. 1 player in the conference. And that’s largely why it considers itself the conference’s best. D’Marcus Simonds ranks among the more prolific scorers in the country. He’s helped the Panthers to a 21-10 record while averaging 21.5 points per game.
Georgia State, Frady optimistic for 2018 season

Georgia State, Frady optimistic for 2018 season

In his 31st year as a coach, Greg Frady gets just as excited for each opening day as he did the first season. His Panthers are hosting Bradley at 5 p.m. Friday, a chance to start the season with a win for the fifth consecutive year. Georgia State is what many could consider the perfect blend of old and new. It returns 19 players (12 seniors) and welcomes eight freshmen.
Kennesaw State baseball preview

Kennesaw State baseball preview

2017 record: 25-32-0, 10-11 Atlantic Sun Season opener: vs. Connecticut, 4 p.m. Friday Here are three important issues heading into the season: How they got here: Despite a lackluster record, KSU’s season wasn’t as bad as it appears. The Owls finished third in the conference after a semifinals run in the ASUN postseason tournament.
Georgia State baseball preview

Georgia State baseball preview

2017 record: 22-33, 10-20 Season opener: vs. Bradley, 4 p.m. Friday Here are three important issues heading into the season: Who’s back: The Panthers are a veteran group; of 19 returning players, 12 are seniors. Shortstop Justin Jones will play his final season in blue and white. Jones is a career .288 hitter with 77 RBIs and 98 runs scored and a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American.
5 observations from Georgia State’s upset loss to Louisiana-Monroe

5 observations from Georgia State’s upset loss to Louisiana-Monroe

A late rally wasn’t enough. The streaking Panthers were upset at home Saturday afternoon by a struggling conference opponent. Hosting Louisiana-Monroe, the third-from-last place team in the Sun Belt Conference, Georgia State played a lackadaisical first 30 minutes. It came back from 14 down to force overtime, but fell short 90-82.
Kennesaw State finishes recruiting cycle with 18 players

Kennesaw State finishes recruiting cycle with 18 players

Coming off a 12-2 season that tied them for the most wins in Big South history, the Kennesaw State Owls welcomed 16 recruits and two transfers to their roster during the 2017-18 cycle. “We got a bunch of great young men,” coach Brian Bohannon said. “Our coaches did an outstanding job.
Georgia State completes 26-man 2018 class

Georgia State completes 26-man 2018 class

After a historic 2017 season, Georgia State hauled in 26 new players, with nine of them secured Wednesday. “Overall, it’s one of the best classes I think we could’ve brought in here,” coach Shawn Elliott said. “We’ve met all our needs.
Georgia State expands 2018 recruiting class

Georgia State expands 2018 recruiting class

Georgia State added several players to its 2018 recruiting class Wednesday. The Panthers are hoping to capitalize off the momentum that comes with winning their first bowl game in school history when they defeated Western Kentucky 27-17 in the Cure Bowl.
Kennesaw State adds 12 recruits to 2018 football class

Kennesaw State adds 12 recruits to 2018 football class

Kennesaw State had its most successful season in school history in 2017. And now it appears to be paying off in signing recruits. Here’s a look at the players who signed with the Owls on Wednesday: KSU inked six commitments during the initial signing period.  • Will Haigler, 6-1, 185, WR, Florida High, Tallahassee, Fla.
Simonds helps Georgia State defeat Texas State

Simonds helps Georgia State defeat Texas State

Georgia State put on its work boots Saturday afternoon, when the Panthers’ 54-50 win over Texas State unfolded just about the way you would have predicted of a meeting between the Sun Belt Conference’s top two defensive teams. Scoring came at a cost, and D’Marcus Simonds did heavy lifting down the stretch to lead the Panthers to their seventh consecutive win, all Sun Belt games....
Carter Center working to kill this disease

Carter Center working to kill this disease

The Carter Center and its partners reported continued progress in the global Guinea worm eradication campaign. The nonprofit targeted the parasitical disease in 21 countries of Africa and Asia in 1986 and took a leadership role to make it happen. If successful, it will be only the second disease in history, after smallpox to be eradicated.
5 observations from Georgia State’s win over Arkansas State

5 observations from Georgia State’s win over Arkansas State

The game was closer than the Panthers would’ve liked, but Georgia State narrowly avoided an upset in a 79-75 win over Arkansas State at GSU Sports Arena on Saturday. The preseason pick as the Sun Belt’s second-best team, the Panthers (11-6, 2-2) evened their conference record with consecutive home wins after a rocky start.
Georgia State adds 16 recruits on early signing day

Georgia State adds 16 recruits on early signing day

It’s been a successful week for Georgia State: On Saturday, the team grabbed its first bowl win by defeating Western Kentucky 27-17 in Orlando’s Cure Bowl. On Wednesday, it added 16 recruits during the inaugural Dec. 20 early signing period. “What a great class,” Coach Shawn Elliott said.
Georgia State’s early signees class off to strong start

Georgia State’s early signees class off to strong start

After winning its first bowl game on Saturday, Georgia State is building its next era of players. During the inaugural Dec. 20 signing period, the Panthers are announcing their new recruits on the official team Twitter (@GSUPanthers). Coach Shawn Elliott has been using his Carolina ties to the fullest. Here’s who has signed with the Panthers so far (as of 9:15 a.m.
Mistakes cost Reinhardt in NAIA championship game loss

Mistakes cost Reinhardt in NAIA championship game loss

DAYTONA BEACH — During its three-year postseason history, Reinhardt has found only one team in the way every year – Saint Francis (Ind.). But the Eagles added to their problems early Saturday night, with costly self-inflicted mistakes during the early portion of the 62nd annual NAIA national championship game.
5 observations from Georgia State’s first bowl win in school history

5 observations from Georgia State’s first bowl win in school history

For the first time, the Panthers can call themselves bowl champions. GSU dominated in all three phases, defeating Western Kentucky 27-17 in the Cure Bowl on Saturday. Quarterback Conner Manning was named the game’s MVP after going 20-of-28 for 276 yards and a touchdown.
Five observations from North Carolina A&T’s win in the Celebration Bowl

Five observations from North Carolina A&T’s win in the Celebration Bowl

There was a lot of history between the Grambling State Tigers and North Carolina A&T Aggies as they squared off in the Celebration Bowl. Both teams had won the game since its inception in 2015. The game lived up to its hype as the Aggies prevailed 21-14 with a fourth-quarter scoring drive and secured their fourth HBCU national title.
5 things to watch for in the 2017 Cure Bowl

5 things to watch for in the 2017 Cure Bowl

Georgia State will go for its school-record seventh win Saturday against Western Kentucky in the Cure Bowl in Orlando. The Panthers, once 6-3, have lost two in a row. The Hilltoppers, once 5-2, lost four of their past five. It’s Georgia State’s second bowl in three years after posting a 1-23 mark in its first two seasons in FBS.
Cure Bowl 2017: Georgia State, Western Kentucky share streaky nature

Cure Bowl 2017: Georgia State, Western Kentucky share streaky nature

Georgia State’s Cure Bowl opponent, Western Kentucky, isn’t so unfamiliar. Like the Panthers, the Hilltoppers were plagued by inconsistencies, appearing dynamic one day and aloof the next. WKU got off to a 1-2 start before ripping off four wins in a row. It sank down the stretch, losing four of five and slumping to a 6-6 record. GSU, meanwhile, had its own streaky tendencies.
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