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Georgia State Panthers
Georgia State Panthers
School Name: Georgia State University
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Arena: Georgia State Sports Arena
Capacity: 14,500
Conference: Sun Belt
Head coach: Ron Hunter

Georgia State University (GSU) is an urban research university in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Founded in 1913, it serves over 28,000 students, and is one of the University System of Georgia's four research universities. The current president is Carl V. Patton.

Georgia State currently sponsors 17 NCAA Division I teams.

Until 2003, the Panthers men's basketball team was coached by Lefty Driesell, one of the winningest coaches in Division I history.

On July 1, 2005, the school left the Atlantic Sun Conference to join the Colonial Athletic Association.

In 2006, the Panthers won their first two conference championships as a member of the CAA, winning both in men's and women's golf.

In March of 2007, after two consecutive 20 loss seasons, Georgia State fired head coach and former Driesell assistant coach Michael Perry, and hired for Ole Miss coach Rod Barnes.

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