ICYMI: Georgia State Athletics in the News, Dec. 2-8

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.

Fox Sports – Hunter Leads Georgia State by Green Bay 72-48
R.J. Hunter scored 26 points and Georgia State rolled over Green Bay 72-48 on Thursday night in a matchup between two of the nation’s better midmajor teams. Ryan Harrow added 17 points and T.J. Shipes had his first double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Panthers (6-2), who have won five consecutive games. Hunter made only 4 of 13 3-point attempts but hit 10 of 12 free-throw tries.  Read more

NCAA.com – November’s games set the stage — so what now for an encore, December?
Once, he was the world’s most discussed college basketball player, his name Googled globally. Now, he is just another guy in the Georgia State rotation, averaging 28 minutes and eight points a game. And overjoyed to be there. Kevin Ware. The famous shattered right leg is healed now, 20 months after it exploded on national television. He has transferred from Louisville, and if the questions about that day have stopped — will they ever stop? — they have at least slowed at his new school. Read more

AJC – Charlie Cobb on the present and future of Georgia State football
Charlie Cobb just finished his first football season as Georgia State’s athletic director in which the Panthers went 1-11 and often played to small crowds. While very optimistic about the future of the program, he also recognizes that there is a lot of work to do with fundraising, construction and interest do to help coach Trent Miles and his program fulfill its potential. Read more

–Mike Holmes

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