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.
SB Nation – The big 2015 Georgia State football guide: Luckier, healthier, deeper … better?
In April 2008, with t’s crossed and i’s dotted, Georgia State University officially launched a football program. In February 2009, it signed its first recruiting class. And in front of more than 30,000 in the Georgia Dome on September 2, 2010, the Panthers won their first game. Sure, it was against Shorter University, an NAIA club. But with a schedule that featured NAIA teams, FCS teams, and Alabama (!), GSU still went 6-5 under veteran coach Bill Curry. Read more
WDRB.com – Kevin Ware, family, teammates coaching Bronson Kessinger’s comeback at Corydon
Kevin Ware provided some inspiration for Corydon Central High School’s Bronson Kessinger after a leg injury just a couple of weeks ago ended his high school playing career. Read more
The Roanoke Times – Driesell Encouraged Son to Emulate Former Rival Smith
The late Dean Smith has been remembered this week for what a great coach he was. Lefty Driesell remembers what a great recruiter Smith was. Smith, the legendary North Carolina coach who died last weekend at the age of 83, and Driesell faced each other on the court many times when Driesell steered Maryland from 1969 to 1986. They also were rivals on the recruiting trail. Read more
ESPN.com (Insider) – The Statistical Big Board
Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter is having another great season for the Panthers and is showing up all over NBA Draft boards, including the Statistical Big Board. Read more