ICYMI: Georgia State Athletics in the News, Aug. 12-18

Each week on Monday, we take a quick look back at the past seven days to review some of the highlights of stories in the media for Georgia State student-athletes, coaches, administrators and, like you’ll see this week, occasionally our university leadership. Enjoy a few minutes today catching up on the headlines you might have missed during your lunchtime.

And always feel free to tweet us @GSUPanthers with headlines you’ve seen around the nation that highlight the Panthers. We’re all one big team, and the few of us here in 125 Decatur don’t always see every article, or hear every interview, that’s posted out there. If you think there’s something we’ve missed, shoot it our way.

  1. Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Georgia State Hires Charlie Cobb as Athletic Director
    Charlie Cobb is a builder. He wanted to be an architect when he enrolled at NC State, but football got in the way of afternoon labs. So, he majored in business administration and has been building prodcuts, not buildings, since.Read more
  1. Norwalk Reflector – Norwalk Grad Giving Away Shoes and Playing in Four-Game Exhibition Tour in Costa Rica
    The Georgia State men’s basketball team is on an eight-day trip in Costa Rica with three goals to accomplish. The first is to give away more than 5,000 shoes to needy children as part of coach Ron Hunter’s work with the charity Samaritan’s Feet. Read more
  1. College Football Playoff: Who’s In? Commercial

Check out the new college football playoff commercial that includes Georgia State in its first year at the FBS level (Panthers make an appearance around the 55-second mark. Read more



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