ICYMI: Georgia State Athletics in the News, Oct. 14-20

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.

NBC Sports – 2014-2015 Season Preview: Mid-Major Power Rankings

The Panthers back court is absolutely loaded. Ryan Harrow, R.J. Hunter and Kevin Ware are as talented as any group of guards that you’ll find at the Division I level. There should be no drop-off from last season’s team, the one that went 17-1 in Sun Belt play, particularly if Ron Hunter can find someone to help Curtis Washington on the interior. Read more

Fox Sports – Reid Forgrave’s Top 25; Georgia State Just Outside Top 25
Ron Hunter’s team might boast a top-five backcourt: his son, sharp-shooting NBA prospect R.J. Hunter, is joined by Ryan Harrow – the Kentucky transfer who scored 17.8 points per game last season – as well as former Louisville guard Kevin Ware, whose famous leg is now healthy. The Panthers ought to win the Sun Belt and could make a run in March, when good guard play dominates. Read more

Sports Illustrated – How Lefty Driesell started Midnight Madness with a midnight run in 1971
Did you know Midnight Madness started with a midnight run? It’s true. Happened on Oct. 15, 1971. Byrd Stadium, University of Maryland, College Park. At three minutes after midnight (to make sure they were not starting too early in violation of NCAA rules), the members of the school’s basketball team began a mandatory one-mile run on the track. Read more

CollegeHoopsDaily.com  Season preview: CHD interviews Georgia State RJ Hunter
To prepare for the tip-off of another great year of college basketball, CHD is reaching out to coaches and players around the country to get the inside scoop on what we can expect this time around. Jon Teitel continues our season preview series by chatting with Georgia State SG RJ Hunter about making 12 3-point shots in a game last season. Read more

AJC.com – First Person: Georgia State’s Wil Lutz
Here’s something I did earlier this week with Georgia State placekicker Wil Lutz. It’s a first-person look at what Lutz sees when he kicks field goals. It’s about four minutes and shows his view as he kicks field goals from various spots on the field.  Read more

–Mike Holmes

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