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(08-30-2011 02:08 PM)Dman Wrote:  nice basketball arena
The court was just redone this past year but we need a major renovation. At least the rec center has its own brand new building and football has its own facility now, so the Sports Arena can serve as solely the home for basketball. The plan I hear is to knock out the back wall and to turn the court 90 degrees and bowl it with seating.
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GSU To Get National Media Exposure

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Quote:NCAA.com has selected Georgia State for its "Five Games in Five Days" national feature from Sept. 1-5 to kick off the college football season.

Turner Sports produces these for NCAA.com and will take a look behind the scenes of the games, do interviews, update during the games, and give a unique feel to college football. They will publish videos multiple times a day to showcase their trip and one large video at the end of each day.

"Georgia State was a perfect fit for this," said producer Kyle Payne. "The uniqueness of playing on a Friday Night, playing in the Dome, paired with Coach Bill Curry and what he means to college football will make the story solid. This was an easy pick for a game for us."


Quote:ESPN's national Road Trip Show will be at Friday's game focusing on the GSU game and the big weekend of games in Atlanta at the same site (Falcons, GSU, Chick-fil-A). That show with hosts Jonathan Drubner and Jenn Brown airs on Saturday morning's College GameDay with Home Depot Show.
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Tradition Begins With You
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Tradition Begins With You



As we embark into year two of this GSU experiment known as college football, its hard not see how much has changed and how much stays the same. Many of us old timers we're shocked at the 3200 who showed up for last years Spring Scrimmage and even more so by the nearly 31,000 that filled the Dome for the Inaugural Game. But reality set in throughout the remainder of the season. We never hit 20,000 again in attendance for a home game and with the exception of the estimated 6000 who attended the Alabama away game, we never saw more than a few dozen fans at away games. Throughout the season I found myself trying to dispel so much misinformation. Some thought that season tickets were more expensive than they were. Many were shocked 3/4 of the way through the season when I would tell them that tickets start at $72 for the whole season. In a city used to big ticket events many associated GSU and the Dome and extrapolated that we must be charging Falcons prices. A lot of alumni stayed away because they were"too busy" or "we weren't playing anyone". A lot of us diehards found it very difficult or even impossible to convince people we had gone to school with at GSU to come to games. Friends and family were even more difficult to convince. I myself witnessed students coming to the tailgate at the Dome and leaving to go home prior to the game.

Atlantans can by and large be a jaded set. Most people became Braves fans after they started winning. The same can be said now for the Atlanta Falcons. In the case of GSU, in most people's minds we have not beaten anyone and we do not play anyone of note. Georgia State has the added challenge of playing alongside two nearby Football Bowl Subdivision (Formerly I-A-The top level of college football) schools while GSU plays in the Football Championship Subdivision. (Formerly I-AA-The next level down from FBS in college football). Many of our students and recent grads grew up going to Georgia Tech and Georgia games with friends and family. It has been difficult to get them to show allegiance to Georgia State on a Saturday where Georgia may be playing Auburn or Florida. In many people's estimation our FCS schedule is no match.

So how does GSU build this program and a fan following in the face of what seem like insurmountable odds? Well part of the answer is that they cannot do it alone. Tradition begins with you and me. No matter how many speeches President Mark Becker, Athletic Director Cheryl Levick , Football Coach Bill Curry and new Men's Basketball Coach Ron Hunter make about wanting change things, they cannot do it without you and me. It is the investment of fans, boosters, alumni and students that will determine where GSU Athletics ends up. Now I know that as jaded Atlantans, many of us will tend to not want to join the bandwaggon until GSU is playing in FBS and scheduling Georgia Tech or North Carolina in the Dome. The catch is that there is a progression for us to reach that point and we will never get there without fans investing their time and loyalty now. It will not happen overnight but one of the gratifying things you can take out of this experience is knowing you were there at the beginning.

We all lead varying degrees of busy lives and for most folks the investment of time needed to attend a full season slate of football or basketball games is not feasible. But we can make the effort to attend 1 or 2 games. Many of us think nothing of changing our schedules to accommodate a Falcons game but we will not attend even one GSU football game in the same building. We will take in dinner and a movie intown but not attend a basketball game or the Spring Scrimmage in the same area. Tradition Starts With You. Nobody is going to do this for us. It's going to take commitment from a majority of the 100,000 local Atlanta GSU alumni to build our program. It may mean a $50 donation or attending just one game. There are great things happening downtown to be sure. If you attended GSU when Edgewood Street was the northern limit of campus you might be shocked to have seen us expand all the way up Piedmont Avenue to Peachtree Center. It is definitely not the same little commuter school from 20 years ago. In fact we will have 4000 housed on campus this Fall. This Fall saw a whopping 31,000 admissions applications. It has become a school we can be even more proud of and worthy of our support.


And traditions are being built. Keeping with the new Thursday Night Football tradition we began with the Inaugural Game, we played the 2011 Spring Scrimmage on a Thursday Night in April and our first game of 2011 will be played on this Friday Night September 2nd vs. Clark-Atlanta University. Panthers Prowl at Night in The Dome! You can also see tradition building in the student body. A stroll through campus is to walk through a sea of blue t-shirts and sweatshirts championing Georgia State. A far cry from when a GSU t-shirt meant you played on the team. Change is coming but we can still do more. This Fall we need to make sure that if youre a real Panther you want to be nowhere but in the Georgia Dome on game day. If you cannot make it to all games look at the schedule from now and see if you can make one or two. It's up to you to build tradition. It starts now with you.

This Friday Night...this Fall.. the tradition continues...it all begins with you!
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Will this day ever end???? Aaaaarrrrrgh
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The bigger question is will this one man thread ever end?
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I remember going up to GSU for the A-Sun Men's Basketball Tourny way back in the day (2003 maybe?). Fun times!
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(09-01-2011 12:09 PM)bitcruncher Wrote:  The bigger question is will this one man thread ever end?
Snarkiness from bitcruncher. The sun must have come up today.

(09-01-2011 12:14 PM)saxamoophone Wrote:  I remember going up to GSU for the A-Sun Men's Basketball Tourny way back in the day (2003 maybe?). Fun times!
Yeah, even the ,most obscure conference tourneys are a party in Hotlanta. A-Sun, wow, good times indeed.
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GSU on NCAA Road Trip



http://www.ncaa.com/video/football/2011-...rgia-state


Final Score: GSU 41 CAU 7

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Pre First Game Motivational Video


This was shown before the players came out on the field to fireworks.



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Robinson College faculty among leaders in world research rankings
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Quote:ATLANTA - An analysis conducted by the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) once again places the Robinson College among the world's top business schools for research productivity over the most recent five-year period: No. 53 internationally and No. 26 among programs at public U.S. universities.

The results are released biennially by UT Dallas and are based on an analysis of faculty contributions to 24 leading business journals.

In addition to Robinson's strong overall performance during 2006-2010, the college ranked among the global top 50 in seven of the journals.

Publication World Rank
MIS Quarterly No. 2
Information Systems Research No. 8
Journal of Marketing No. 8
Journal of Accounting Research No. 25
Journal of International Business Studies No. 30
Manufacturing and Service Operations Management No. 36
Strategic Management Journal No. 41

"The foundation for excellence of any business school is the caliber of its faculty," said Robinson College Dean H. Fenwick Huss. "This recognition, combined with the college's other national and international rankings, speaks to the stature of our faculty and our position as a world leader in business education."

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Time For Your Close Up Georgia State
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4 Televised Games in a Row, 5 Total

Sat, Sep. 10th at 12:00 PM ET
Old Dominion at Georgia State
CSS

Sat, Sep. 17th at 3:30 PM ET
Georgia State at Jacksonville State
CSS

Sat, Sep. 24th at 8:00 PM CT
Georgia State at Houston
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Sat, Oct. 8th 12:00 PM ET
Murray State at Georgia State
GPTV

Sat, Oct. 29th 2:00 PM CT
Georgia State at UTSA
LHN
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Georgia State vs. ODU Game Thread
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Exclamation GSU to Face Tennessee in 2012
http://www.latimes.com/sports/sns-tsn-ag...9310.story

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Georgia State to play Tennessee in 2012

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7:03 AM PDT, September 14, 2011

Atlanta, GA


Georgia State football will play a Southeastern Conference opponent for the second time when the Panthers travel to Tennessee on Sept. 8, 2012.

Georgia State played at Alabama last season. An FCS independent this season, the second-year program will join CAA Football next year.

The Tennessee game will be played at Neyland Stadium.

Georgia State head coach Bill Curry faced Tennessee in all 17 of his seasons as head coach at Georgia Tech, Alabama and Kentucky.

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GSU in US News & World Report College Rankings
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If you'd take a break posting to yourself you'll notice that Georgia State lost to ODU, hey at least it's not Lambath.
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(08-11-2011 09:34 AM)Saint3333 Wrote:  However 12K fans in the dome doesn't look very good.

To be fair, I don't think they're football program is old enough to actually have a following. What are they, 3 years old?
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BTW, a shared stadium down in Tampa doesn't seem to be doing so bad for a certain BE school.
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(09-15-2011 09:56 PM)Saint3333 Wrote:  If you'd take a break posting to yourself you'll notice that Georgia State lost to ODU, hey at least it's not Lambath.

Whaaaa...wait...we lost? Great, now what am I going to do with this thread? Thank God we have you around to keep the planet spinning on it's axis. At least you're not a fan of a top level FCS school with an agenda.
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(09-15-2011 10:00 PM)Rebel Wrote:  
(08-11-2011 09:34 AM)Saint3333 Wrote:  However 12K fans in the dome doesn't look very good.

To be fair, I don't think they're football program is old enough to actually have a following. What are they, 3 years old?

Thanks Rebel. Actually its our second year. In our first year we finIshed number 10 in FCS attendance. For our opener last year we ha 30k and almost 27k for this years opener. But there is a limit to how much attendance you get in FCS. Even our 11k last week ranked 18th in FCS. And you are right in thinking that the Ga Dome serves us well. It's owned by the state and we lease it just like the Falcons but they treat us like kings. You have to forgive Saint. He is a very knowledgeable fan who knows that there will be or already is a shortlist for FCS move ups should/when the slow motion dominoes actually fall. And everyone is scrambling to make sure they are at the top.
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