Athletics

Creating Opportunity


In the summer of 2000, Odie Donald transferred back home to Atlanta from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga to be closer to his mother, Claire (B.S. ‘90), who was ill. The former top 50 high school recruit in basketball also hoped to become a contributor to then head coach Charles “Lefty” Driesell’s squad. But Donald got a…

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Military Heritage


Please don’t call them “military brats” but rather appreciate the impact the U.S. Armed Forces has had on these five current Georgia State Panthers. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard, they’ve got them all covered. Five teammates on the women’s basketball team now. Five different backgrounds to get here. They were born in Seoul,…

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Statement Season


Ron Hunter, the Georgia State men’s basketball coach, is ready for your worry. He is going to see you come into the Sports Arena, maybe not expecting much, watch you lounge back in your seat, and he is going to know what you are thinking. “Your NBA guy is gone. What are you going to…

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Golf Gone Global


Women’s Golf Coach Cathy Mant, a former LPGA Tour Pro and five-time conference coach of the year, led U.S. Juniors in World Golf Competition in Nagoya, Japan.

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Culture Change


Six ambitious football players parachuted into the Georgia State football complex on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in January. That’s six trained-up ballers arriving to join the scuffling Panthers and help them finally get a big toe into the door of Division 1 football, instead of having that toe bloodied as the door slammed on…

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Fantasy Football’s First


Scott Frank (MBA ’94, J.D. ’94) is a founding member of the very first fantasy football league.

The Accidental Ironwoman


The Kona Ironman Triathlon attracts tens of thousands of hopeful participants every year. The grueling event is so popular a lottery system is required. Out of this lottery, only 100 are chosen. Gina Maddox was one of those selected for the 2014 race. There was just one thing — she wasn’t a triathlete yet. Gina…

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Game On!


Charlie Cobb is a man of vision. Well, of course he is a man of vision. Anybody who is 6-foot-6 is supposed to have vision better than most. He can stand in a back corner of a gymnasium and look over the crowd to see the game on the floor. He can look left from…

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