Georgia State will play Georgia Southern in basketball

Georgia State will play Georgia Southern on Dec. 22 in the non-conference portion of its men’s basketball schedule, which was released Tuesday.
The Panthers will open the Ron Hunter era at the BTI Tournament in Seattle on Nov. 12. The field also includes Washington, Portland and Florida Atlantic.
The Panthers will take on McNeese State in its first non-conference home game on Nov. 18.
The CAA schedule will come out later this year. All times are TBA.

Oct. 31 Southern Poly (Exh.) Atlanta, Ga.
Nov. 5 Oglethorpe (Exh.) Atlanta, Ga.
Nov. 12 Washington, Portland, FAU Seattle
Nov. 13 Washington, Portland, FAU Seattle
Nov. 14 Washington, Portland, FAU Seattle
Nov. 18 McNeese State
Nov. 22 at Samford
Nov. 26 Liberty
Nov. 29 at South Carolina State
Dec. 1 FIU
Dec. 10 Rhode Island
Dec. 17 at Utah Valley State
Dec. 22 Georgia Southern

Colonial Athletic Association Championship
Mar. 2-5 Fri.-Mon. at Richmond Coliseum Richmond, Va. tba

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GSUtimes2

August 22nd, 2011
10:11 am

Montinod

August 22nd, 2011
10:16 am

Oh yeah, bring it on!

Montinod

August 22nd, 2011
10:17 am

Looks like Isaiah Thomas will be making a trip to GSU.

GStateBen

August 22nd, 2011
10:21 am

Thanks for the coverage Doug!

It may be the most exciting Fall and Winter seasons in Georgia State history. CRH has brought a tremendous energy level and optimism around our program.

gsu01

August 22nd, 2011
10:29 am

Thanks for the update Doug! I’m excited about the CRH era to begin!

GSU44

August 22nd, 2011
11:24 am

Haven’t they played each other the past 2 seasons? Nothing new.

GSUAlumBaseball81

August 22nd, 2011
1:04 pm

Yea, Looks like the ADs are talking and maybe this will open up the door to a football matchup soon! GO GSU PANTHERS!!!! BLEED BLUE on September 2nd!!!

RidgeRunner

August 22nd, 2011
1:10 pm

5 home games. Can’t wait to so how the guys play under CRH

GSU44

August 22nd, 2011
1:39 pm

Glad to see this reads as “GSUs play each other”. It IS possible for there to be more than one GSU, at least the AJC gets it.

GStateAlum

August 22nd, 2011
1:41 pm

I wish Bill Curry wanted to play Georgia Southern in football. He says we have no need to play them right now, which is dissappointing.

GStateBen

August 22nd, 2011
3:17 pm

It’s not so much that CBC doesn’t want to play them, their AD doesn’t want to play us. We reached out to them in 2009 and 2010. You need two to tango.

itsmeagain

August 22nd, 2011
3:30 pm

Yes, we have been playing them in recent seasons, but there can be a legitimate rivalry here between us, especially if media outlets like the AJC cover these stories making it a big deal. It certainly is good for the university.

Blue Meanie

August 22nd, 2011
3:34 pm

State beat down Southern by 20 two years ago, and then choked on the road last season and lost in OT by a FG. I expect another 20+ point beat down, shouldn’t be too difficult.

The Real GSU

August 22nd, 2011
3:42 pm

Not all doubters will see which school is the REAL GSU!!

War Eagle 30082

August 22nd, 2011
4:03 pm

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GStateAlum

August 22nd, 2011
4:03 pm

GStateBen

I was referring to the quote by Curry at the Pigskin Preview when he said that he didn’t want to play Southern because they were too tough of an opponent. That, to me, was just dissappointing.

War Eagle 30082

August 22nd, 2011
4:06 pm

I think the two schools should come up with a “Real GSU” trophy and make that the prize for winning.

GSU4LYFE

August 22nd, 2011
4:53 pm

WE THA REAL GSU!!!! DOWN AT HURT PARK YA U ALREADY KNO! GSU GASTATE 4 EVA!!!

spider

August 22nd, 2011
5:00 pm

there can be more that one GSU guys, there has been 3 OSU’S for years(ohio, oregon, oklahoma st) 2 SC’S(so cal & s carolina) and im sure there are more examples so lets get over it already.

Eustace Tilly

August 22nd, 2011
5:15 pm

And this is news because . . .? These two teams have played each other the last two seasons. Shows how closely the AJC pays attention to both Georgia State and Georgia Southern basketball.

marcus

August 22nd, 2011
5:57 pm

no wonder no one wants to play for gsu, they don’t play anybody. book some sec and acc schools, get on tv. do something!

Nike 11

August 22nd, 2011
7:20 pm

That out of conference schedule is much different than what KSU has under their new coach. I would like to see those 2 schools play each other though as a home and home every year.

GStateBen

August 22nd, 2011
8:16 pm

@ Marcus That’s funny. We called Georgia and Georgia Tech and could not get a game scheduled. Tech refused because of the hot garbage on the roster.

Coach Hunter will play anyone, anywhere anytime. Don’t believe me? Just ask him.

GStateBen

August 22nd, 2011
8:17 pm

@Nike 11 I expect KSU vs. Georgia State to be a regular series beginning in 2012-13.

GSUInsider

August 22nd, 2011
10:43 pm

GStateBen, do you work for GSU? Seems like you do saying “We called Georgia and Georgia Tech”. Otherwise, you didn’t call.

Jeff

August 23rd, 2011
8:40 am

I Hope Someday to See Georgia Southern, Ga. State, and KSU all play each other on a Regular Basis in Football and other sports. It would be good for all schools

RJ

August 23rd, 2011
9:31 am

Georgia Southern did call Ga. State to schedule a game and Ga. State declined.

ATLiving

August 23rd, 2011
9:59 am

I can confirm what RJ said. Georgia Southern did reach out and was denied a game for the immediate future. Hopefully, something in the next several years will happen.

Coach Curry

August 23rd, 2011
11:18 am

I would like to play Georgia Southern, but we’re a commuter school and Statesboro is a really long commute. That and they’d beat our brains in

English

August 23rd, 2011
4:17 pm

The toughest game on this schedule will be URI. Great job GSU for scheduling a quality opponent. I can’t wait until the return trip back up here to the Ryan Center to watch the Panthers take on the Rams.

Go State!

wsj

August 23rd, 2011
10:17 pm

@spider

But not in the same state. Two GSU’s in Georgia is one too many!

wsj

August 23rd, 2011
10:19 pm

@ Coach Curry

No, Georgia Southern is making this trip from Statesboro to Atlanta.

tjhook

August 24th, 2011
2:07 am

Now will these schools invite Mercer in and make it a party. Even ambitiously include KSU and Savannah state for an annual cup to raise money for a Georgia based charity. That would at least educate students and supporters of these schools about Georgia related issues.

Jerk Russel

August 24th, 2011
9:19 am

I hope Ga Southern doesn’t get their asses beat too bad this time.

Truth

August 24th, 2011
9:42 am

Pretty sure Ga Southern won the meeting last year, Jerk.

Jerk Russel

August 24th, 2011
12:37 pm

Pretty sure Ga Southern got their asses spanked the game before that.

Truth

August 24th, 2011
1:07 pm

Pretty sure it’s 1-1 then.

Jerk Russel

August 24th, 2011
1:14 pm

And how many were blowouts?

wsj

August 24th, 2011
1:49 pm

The series however is much in Georgia Southern’s favor. They lead 31-12. Georgia State should not have lost last year’s game as Southern finished 5-27 and were 1-17 in their conference. State’s last coach wasn’t very good.

Truth

August 24th, 2011
2:39 pm

BTW, Erk Russell had 2 L’s in his last name. Ga State fans can’t even troll properly.

Itsmeagain

August 24th, 2011
10:09 pm

Well Southern fans can’t read

Truth

August 25th, 2011
8:44 am

Man, when I need a great comeback, I’m going to Itsmeagain. Guy just spews them out.

Jerk Russel

August 25th, 2011
5:47 pm

Apparently, pointing out spelling errors is “proper” trolling. Thanks for that.

GSUAlum

August 26th, 2011
9:26 am

7 days until kickoff
9 days since AJC coverage on GSU football

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Panther Grad 05

August 26th, 2011
10:54 am

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Panther Grad 05

August 26th, 2011
10:55 am

my bad! where is fball coverage?

ABAC-North

August 26th, 2011
11:31 pm

State needs to drop Football and Southern needs to drop Basketball. Baseball or Golf can decide who is Ga Supreme U.

RJ

August 27th, 2011
10:17 am

Just a matter of time before Charlton Young gets the Georgia Southern program to the NCAAs again.

GSUpporter

August 29th, 2011
8:45 am

Doug thanks for the reporting. Do you have any idea how we are doing on season ticket sales vs. last year?