Athletics
Coach Hunter waving at the camera with a boy in Costa Rica

A Mission’s Statement


Head Basketball Coach Ron Hunter took his team on a goodwill trip to Costa Rica to distribute shoes with the charity Samaritan’s Feet. They returned changed men.

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A Mission’s Statement


Can there be anything more humbling for a basketball player than making eye contact with the guy who just threw down on you with a ferocious dunk? Well, yes, said Curtis Washington. There is something more humbling than the mental thorns of a dunk.

The Redemption of ‘Jags’


More than a decade ago, when Georgia State head football coach Trent Miles and offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski were young, tireless upstarts trying to carve out a name and a living on the Green Bay Packers’ staff, Miles would spend the night on the beat-up couch in Jagodzinksi’s office. Jeff Jagodzinski “We were the young…

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Leaving a Legacy


Abigail Tere-Apisah (B.S. ’14), Georgia State’s first two-time All-American tennis player and by far the most decorated female athlete in school history, hasn’t quite settled in to her new life as an aspiring professional tennis player. Abigail Tere-Apisah “I love competing with the team, and I will miss that,” she says. Forgive her for harkening…

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The Braves’ New World


Bruce Seaman, associate professor of economics and expert in the business of sports, weighs in on the Atlanta Braves’ controversial move out of downtown to the ‘burbs

The Guardian


Erin Hanson is in the protection business. The mother of five and her husband, Lee, own The Hanson Group, a technology and material sciences company that has developed a range of protective products, including transparent armor for U.S. military vehicles, for example. Several years ago, the company worked with a football helmet manufacturer to create…

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The Sporting Scientist


Chris Locandro figures he’s spent the lion’s share of his time at Georgia State behind a microscope. Last fall, the senior neuroscience major in the Honors College, who has a grade-point average over 4.0 and has earned President’s List honors twice, put what he learned over those long hours to work on a study that…

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By Blood and Basketball

By Blood and Basketball


You keep Ron Hunter quiet by either stripping tape across his mouth, or scaring the heck out of him. Hunter can chat up a mime, but on a car ride back to Atlanta with top assistant coach Darryl LaBarrie in summer 2011, the Georgia State basketball coach didn’t make a peep. They had just watched…

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