Figured with 22 days left before Game One its as a good as time as any.
Why an All Things GSU thread?
Because believe it or not it provides a concise one place location for information about our school and program.
Because I have been reading a lot of posts (no on here for the most part) regarding GSU around the internet that are more conjecture and hate than actual facts. Granted that most of these have been from fans of other state institutions.
But this is realignment board and your school just started football in 2010. What makes you think you will get to move up in the near future or ever?
This statistic does. Since 1990, of the several former downtown commuter universities that have started football none thus far has or will spend more than 5 years in FCS.
School Years in FCS
UAB 3 (also 2 seasons in Div III)
So here is the lowdown
Georgia State University (GSU)
Location Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Colors Blue and White
Athletics NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association
Mascot Pounce, the blue panther
Currently 4000 students in on campus housing for Fall 2011 or about 13 percent. University enrollment is currently growing at about 1500 students per year and will be the largest university in Georgia in 2 years. Forecast is for 50k in 10 years with 20% (10,000) living on campus.
We are mostly known for very strong post graduate studies especially in Business and Law.
GSU College of Law no. 1 in U.S. and Georgia for value
Georgia State University moves up in U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate schools
Ph.D. Program Achieves High NRC Ranking
Top ranked CIS Department
Our undergraduate ratings are improving as more traditional students enroll. In Fall 2010 we had a surge of admissions applications. Presumably football had to do with that. We ended up with 12,000 applications for 3000 freshman admission slots. This year we had 12000 by March for Fall 2011. There is also a very long waiting list for dorm space.
About the football...
Georgia State Panthers football
First season 2010
Athletic director Cheryl Levick
Head coach Bill Curry
1 year, 6–5 (.545)
Home stadium Georgia Dome
Stadium capacity 71,228 
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Atlanta, Georgia
All-time record 6–5 (.545)
Postseason bowl record 0–0
Colors Blue and White
Fight song Fight Panthers, Panther Pride
Mascot "Pounce" The Panther
About the Georgia Dome
Quote:The Georgia Dome is a domed stadium located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, between downtown to the east and Vine City to the west. It is primarily the home stadium for the NFL Atlanta Falcons and the NCAA Division I Georgia State Panthers football team. It is owned and operated by the State of Georgia as part of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. The Georgia Dome was the largest domed structure in the world until 1999, when the London's Millennium Dome was completed.
The stadium is about 4 blocks from campus and is a great facility.
We averaged about 17k for 7 home games in 2010 and had over 30k for our first game. We were #10 in FCS attendance.
In addition we just opened our new 21,000 practice facility this week.
2011 Football Media Guide