File this one in the “irrelevant predictions” file: Georgia State was picked to finish last in football in the Colonial Athletic Association today.
GSU is leaving the CAA to join the Sun Belt Conference next year. That move resulted in:
Personally, I’m surprised wide receiver Albert Wilson (37 catches, 772 yards) didn’t make the preseason team.
If you’re curious, Towson was picked to win the league and Tigers running back Terrance West was picked as the preseason player of the year. I’m not sure where GSU would have been picked had this been a normal year. The Panthers went 3-8 last year and during the offseason lost their defensive coordinator, dismissed a few more starters on defense, lost four starters on the offensive line to graduation and have a new quarterback penciled in to start.
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This story was relayed to me this morning by GSU’s outstanding sports information staff:
Today is the birthday of Curry’s daughter, Dr. Kristin Hunter.
Curry was telling this story today at CAA media days:
(A few) years ago today, Curry was in this same airport, flying from Baltimore back to Atlanta from training camp.
He was in camp with the Colts, trying to make the team. He had gone to New Orleans in the expansion draft and Colts coach Don Shula picked him up.
Carolyn went into labor while Curry was in Baltimore. Shula told him he could go to Atlanta for one day.
Teammate Mike Curtis let Curry borrow his car to get to airport.
Kristin was born while Curry was in the air. He had no idea until he got off the plane and his dad and his sister were there with pink cigars.
Georgia State men’s basketball coach Ron Hunter is about to take his entire team on a Samaritan’s Feet trip to South Africa. I wasn’t able to hook up with Hunter to talk about this year’s trip. But here’s a story I wrote last year that should help you understand why Hunter devotes so much time to the charity.