ICYMI: Georgia State Athletics in the News, Sept. 1-8

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.

AJC.com – Q&A with Former Panther and Now Indianapolis Colts star Ulrick John
Tackle Ulrick John became the second Georgia State football player to be drafted when the Colts took him in the seventh round earlier this year. John sustained a broken right fibula and ligament tears on top of his foot and on the inside during the preseason. The Colts placed him on injured reserve. Read more

AJC.com- Georgia State Faces Challenging Basketball Schedules
Georgia State’s non-conference men’s basketball schedulemay not have the name recognition as last year, but it may be more challenging. Replacing Alabama and Vanderbilt from last year’ schedule are three teams that may be more difficult: Iowa State, which went 28-8 last year, Wisconsin-Green Bay, which went 24-7 last year and Southern Miss, which went 29-7 last year. The Panthers and Phoenix will play a home-and-home at the Sports Arena on Dec. 4 and at Green Bay on Dec. 27. Read more

AJC.com – Ruiz Named John Mackey Tight End of the Week
Georgia State tight end Joel Ruiz has been named John Mackey Tight End of the Week by the John Mackey Award. Playing his first game for Georgia State after transferring from Presbyterian, Ruiz scored the Panthers’ first touchdown of 2014 on a 34-yard reception from quarterback Nick Arbuckle. Read more



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