The Georgia State University Panthers kicked off their inaugural football season this fall. After more than two years of preparation, the Panthers played their first football game on September 2 against Shorter College. The hard work paid off as Georgia State easily won that game 41-7.
The Panther’s head coach, Atlanta native Bill Curry, was hired in June 2008. He has spent the past two years developing and directing every aspect of the football program. Curry has a long history of successful coaching at the college level. He is the former head coach at Georgia Tech, Alabama, and Kentucky. In 1985 Curry was named the ACC Coach of the Year. In 1989 he was the SEC Coach of the Year. Curry was also named the Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year in 1989. Curry had a distinguished professional football career, playing a total of ten years for Green Bay, Baltimore, Houston, and Los Angeles. He was an NFL All Pro center, and played in two Pro Bowls and three Super Bowls. He began his college coaching career in 1980 at his alma mater, Georgia Tech.
The Panthers are playing in NCAA Division I. Their home games UFABET ราคาพูล are played at the Georgia Dome. In 2012 Georgia State expects to be admitted to the Colonial Athletic Association Conference. Their 2010 schedule includes seven home games and four away games.
The opening game win over Shorter College was impressive. The Panther’s had 366 total offensive yards in the game. Their second game was a 14-23 loss to Lambuth. Two interceptions late in the game hurt the Panthers. The third game was a 27-34 loss to Jacksonville State in overtime. Their fourth game was an exciting 24-21 win over Campbell. A 30 yard field goal with one second left on the clock put the Panther’s on top. Their record thus far is 2-2. The October 2 game is Homecoming. Their opponent, Morehead State, also has a 2-2 record.
Georgia State University’s main campus is located in downtown Atlanta. The university was founded in 1913, and has a student enrollment of over 30,000 students. The university offers 55 degree programs at the bachelors, masters, specialist, and doctoral level. Georgia State is the leading urban research institution in the Southeast. Join with Panther fans and alumni as they cheer their new football team on to victory.