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All Things GSU
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.

Why now?

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

USF 4
FIU 3
FAU 4
UCF 4
USA 4
UTSA 3
UAB 3 (also 2 seasons in Div III)


So here is the lowdown


Georgia State University (GSU)
Students 31,533[2]
Undergraduates 22,587[2]
Postgraduates 7,676[2]
Location Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Campus Urban
Colors Blue and White
Athletics NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association
Nickname Panthers
Mascot Pounce, the blue panther
Website http://www.gsu.edu

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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Mack_Rob...f_Business

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 [1]
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Conference Independent
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
Website GeorgiaStateSports.com

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

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http://www.georgiastatesports.com/fls/12...M_ID=12700
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I think GSU will be FBS in a few short years. Sunbelt would be a perfect fit.
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Do you guys have any plans for an on campus stadium? I think C-USA would benefit from having a presence in Georgia. It would provide a nice rival for UCF.
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(08-11-2011 08:49 AM)OrangeCrush22 Wrote:  Do you guys have any plans for an on campus stadium?

I don't think they could ever fit one. Their campus is basically a bunch of buildings in the center of downtown Atlanta. They don't really have any grounds...or even any grass.

GSU campus...

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(08-11-2011 08:51 AM)Goldenbuc Wrote:  
(08-11-2011 08:49 AM)OrangeCrush22 Wrote:  Do you guys have any plans for an on campus stadium?

I don't think they could ever fit one. Their campus is basically a bunch of buildings in the center of downtown Atlanta. They don't really have any grounds...or even any grass.

GSU campus...

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It will be tough for the program to get off the ground if they can't build an on campus stadium, or even a smaller one they can call their own. The Georgia Dome is just to big, and they have to compete for fans with Georgia Tech in Atlanta. 35k stadium would be nice for them if they average under 20k. They could move up to the Sun Belt/C-USA/MAC easily with that size stadium.
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(08-11-2011 08:49 AM)OrangeCrush22 Wrote:  Do you guys have any plans for an on campus stadium? I think C-USA would benefit from having a presence in Georgia. It would provide a nice rival for UCF.
Not at this time. The Dome is 4 blocks from campus. I walked further from my car to Bryant-Denny @ Bama game last year. Plus for college football, the Dome is an awesome place. I was an outdoor purist and now I cant imagine being anywhere else.

Oh and you guys are old rivals from back in the day. 03-wink
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However 12K fans in the dome doesn't look very good.
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(08-11-2011 08:58 AM)OrangeCrush22 Wrote:  
(08-11-2011 08:51 AM)Goldenbuc Wrote:  
(08-11-2011 08:49 AM)OrangeCrush22 Wrote:  Do you guys have any plans for an on campus stadium?

I don't think they could ever fit one. Their campus is basically a bunch of buildings in the center of downtown Atlanta. They don't really have any grounds...or even any grass.

GSU campus...

[Image: gsu-streetcorner.JPG]

It will be tough for the program to get off the ground if they can't build an on campus stadium, or even a smaller one they can call their own. The Georgia Dome is just to big, and they have to compete for fans with Georgia Tech in Atlanta. 35k stadium would be nice for them if they average under 20k. They could move up to the Sun Belt/C-USA/MAC easily with that size stadium.

There will not be an on campus stadium. We have a situation similar to what Pitt has. I would be different if for instance the Dome were 40 to 50 years old and crumbling. But its a less than 20 year old stadium. Plus a priority would be to get our athletic fields moved downtown. The picture you posted is of the central campus facing west. Any building we do will be east of campus where we have the new practice facility. The is the most likely location for baseball, softball and track. One of the biggest selling points to season ticket holders is the Dome and the Dome has been gracious about considering us a permanent tenant. To give you an idea. There are two football locker rooms in the Dome. One is painted in Falcons colors and logos. The other is painted in GSU colors and logos. So away Falcons visiting team opponents dress in the GSU locker room and GSU Panther opponents dress in the Falcon locker room. For the Spring Game the booster club members got treated to the Owners Club. Very nice. http://www.gadome.com/booking/spaces/Owners_Club.aspx

I just realized a couple of weeks ago that my tickets allow me access to the Verizon Wireless Club Lounge. http://www.gadome.com/booking/spaces/Club_Lounge.aspx

That and draught beer will make it difficult for most of us to be dragged from the Dome.
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(08-11-2011 09:34 AM)Saint3333 Wrote:  However 12K fans in the dome doesn't look very good.

12k fans doesnt look good anywhere in FBS. But you have to start somewhere just as those other big city schools did that I listed. Its also one of the reason that FCS is so unsuccessful in large cities. Uncompelling opponents and competition with State U. You put it all together and its not a surprise or coincidence that so many of these schools have spent 5 years or less in FCS.
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GSU Petit Science Center

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Student Center

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GSU Student Recreation Center

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Virtual Tour:http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwvct/qttour/buildings/recreation/index.html

Football Practice Facility
(located in a pre-Civil War warehouse)

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Hurt Park @ GSU

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Aderhold Learning Center

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Woodruff Park

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GSU University Commons Dorm


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Georgia Dome Gameday

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Commencement in The Georgia Dome

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Campus


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VirtualTours: http://www.gsu.edu/housing/VirtualTours.html
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Forgot to add that 3 0f our first 4 games will be televised on CSS

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

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

Sat, Sep. 24th at 8:00 PM ET
Georgia State at Houston
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(08-11-2011 12:14 PM)panama Wrote:  Forgot to add that 3 0f our first 4 games will be televised on CSS

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

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

Sat, Sep. 24th at 8:00 PM ET
Georgia State at Houston

Have you guys had any success scheduling Georgia or Georgia Tech? They may even be willing to do a home and home seeing as you play in the Georgia Dome.
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There is a certain likeability factor in Georgia State. I don't quite understand it. But I would love to have a 2-and-2 with them. I think UCF needs, if they really want to schedule FCS teams, up-and-coming and good programs. This program is going to go places.
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(08-11-2011 08:49 AM)OrangeCrush22 Wrote:  It would provide a nice rival for UCF.

01-lauramac2 They'd be a better rival for ECU...easy game for each to drive to.
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(08-11-2011 04:39 PM)TampaKnight Wrote:  There is a certain likeability factor in Georgia State. I don't quite understand it. But I would love to have a 2-and-2 with them. I think UCF needs, if they really want to schedule FCS teams, up-and-coming and good programs. This program is going to go places.

I feel the same way about UCF. We need some neighborly Florida competition.
University of Georgia has University of Florida.
Georgia Tech gets Miami AND Florida State.
Georgia State played in the non-football Sunbelt with USF from '76-'81 and some combo of UCF, FIU, and FAU in the TAAC/A-Sun from '91 to '05. I would love to get a gridiron rivalry going with any number of these former conference mates.
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(08-11-2011 03:56 PM)OrangeCrush22 Wrote:  
(08-11-2011 12:14 PM)panama Wrote:  Forgot to add that 3 0f our first 4 games will be televised on CSS

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

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

Sat, Sep. 24th at 8:00 PM ET
Georgia State at Houston

Have you guys had any success scheduling Georgia or Georgia Tech? They may even be willing to do a home and home seeing as you play in the Georgia Dome.
They are avoiding us like the plague. They dont want to legitimize us I guess. We play Houston this year and then some SEC team may 'volunteer' to play us in 2012 03-wink

(08-11-2011 04:39 PM)TampaKnight Wrote:  There is a certain likeability factor in Georgia State. I don't quite understand it. But I would love to have a 2-and-2 with them. I think UCF needs, if they really want to schedule FCS teams, up-and-coming and good programs. This program is going to go places.
I would love that. Orlando is relatively close and UCF is one of our old basketball rivals. (Yes I realize I am dating myself)

(08-11-2011 04:44 PM)Goldenbuc Wrote:  
(08-11-2011 08:49 AM)OrangeCrush22 Wrote:  It would provide a nice rival for UCF.

01-lauramac2 They'd be a better rival for ECU...easy game for each to drive to.
ECU is another school I would love for us to schedule a home and home with. People in Atlanta know ECU and UCF so we could definitely get some butts in seats for that. Would also love to see those 50k pirates in person. Would be a great road trip.

(08-11-2011 04:59 PM)ChooChoo Wrote:  
(08-11-2011 04:39 PM)TampaKnight Wrote:  There is a certain likeability factor in Georgia State. I don't quite understand it. But I would love to have a 2-and-2 with them. I think UCF needs, if they really want to schedule FCS teams, up-and-coming and good programs. This program is going to go places.

I feel the same way about UCF. We need some neighborly Florida competition.
University of Georgia has University of Florida.
Georgia Tech gets Miami AND Florida State.
Georgia State played in the non-football Sunbelt with USF from '76-'81 and some combo of UCF, FIU, and FAU in the TAAC/A-Sun from '91 to '05. I would love to get a gridiron rivalry going with any number of these former conference mates.
We should be scheduling all of our old rivals in my opinion as often as we can. FIU, FAU, USF, UCF, Troy and USA should all be on our schedule. They are more recognizable in Atlanta than schools in Maryland and points North.
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Georgia State is a great geographical fit for C-USA. However, there are many other factors at play.

I don't think a great rivalry would develop between ECU and GSU... it's what, an 8 hour drive from Greenville to Atlanta?

It would be an easy trip for UAB fans, though.
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Great, another upstart FBS with an off-site stadium. Someone alert Marinatto, we have a new Big East candidate here....!!! 05-stirthepot
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(08-11-2011 05:56 PM)LSUtah Wrote:  Great, another upstart FBS with an off-site stadium. Someone alert Marinatto, we have a new Big East candidate here....!!! 05-stirthepot

LOL! But its not a SOCCER stadium.
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(08-11-2011 05:51 PM)Chappy Wrote:  Georgia State is a great geographical fit for C-USA. However, there are many other factors at play.

I don't think a great rivalry would develop between ECU and GSU... it's what, an 8 hour drive from Greenville to Atlanta?

It would be an easy trip for UAB fans, though.
Its still closer than any of our CAA Football opponents. But then again we are also a major airline hub and a flight to Greenville is both short and cheap if planned in advance. UAB would be another great trip. Have followed them for a long time.
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