Athletics
mattrose1

Big League Dreams


Three former Georgia State baseball players are hustling, and financially scuffling, their way through the minor leagues in hopes of making it into Major League Baseball.

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Carrying The Flame


The news that would lead to the most dramatic expansion in the history of Georgia State University came with a vibrating cell phone. It was November 2013, and Mark Becker, who had been president of the university for almost five years, was attending a conference in Washington, D.C. During a lunch break, his phone lit…

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Big Leaguer


The New Orleans Saints opened the 2016 season with a rookie placekicker who had not even been with the team a week. Back in May, Wil Lutz (B.S. ’15), Georgia State’s 2015 punter and starting placekicker from 2012–15, signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent only to be cut on Aug. 30…

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Bench Trial


The first pass to Everett Morris was always the last. And then up it went. He wasn’t selfish. He was just doing as the crowd commanded: “Shoot!” Morris was the 12th man for the Panthers, a 6-foot-1-inch guard, a walk-on player his junior year. By the time Morris finally entered a game — after he got out of the steel chair he’d been sitting in for…

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The Road of Parris


Parris Lee is irreplaceable in the Georgia State football record book. He scored the first touchdown — ever — for the Panthers on Sept. 2, 2010. Watch it on YouTube. That’s Lee stretched out there on the Georgia Dome turf, straining, yearning, willing himself to the goal line and reaching out with the tip of the football to cross the…

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JesseMinter

Family Ties


Jesse Minter grew up with his dad, Rick, coaching college football. Now they’re coaching together for the Panthers.

The Equestrian


Exactly what is “eventing” in the equestrian world? It’s essentially a triathlon type event where you compete with one horse through all three phases. The first phase, called Dressage, is very similar to ballet where you have a test that has specific movements. The second phase is cross-country riding; you have the horse galloping at 25 miles per hour for distances of about four miles with about 25 to 30…

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TheOnlyGSU

The Rivalry


Guess who won the inaugural Georgia State/Georgia Southern annual rivalry competition?