Georgia State Enters the Big Time


Georgia State University will become a member of Div I-A Football the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2013 as part of the Sun Belt conference.

The move comes following the stunning success of 2011  and the inaugural season where we nearly beat ‘Bama in Tuscaloosa.

We will be joining such gridiron titans as Troy, Florida International (and Florida Atlantic!), North Texas and University of Louisiana-Monroe.

My takeaway from the press conference (info here from The AJC) is that UGA needs to schedule a home/home with GSU starting in 2013. I have no doubt that Mark Richt, Mike Adams and the rest of that lot fear GSU too much to make it happen, however.

Fear the Panthers, here us roar.

ETA: This will also happen as GSU celebrates its centenary.


  1. Joshua Morris says:

    I’ve not heard where the other GSU sports will compete. Will they compete in the Sun Belt as well?

    • The Last Democrat in Georgia says:

      Yeah, they will as the membership to the Sunbelt is pretty much for all sports.

      But nobody really cares about those other sports as football is the ONLY sport that matters around these parts.

  2. CobbGOPer says:

    Don’t get too comfortable. My alma mater, KSU, will be starting our program in the next couple of years. Go Owls!

  3. dgh says:

    but I must say, I am awful proud of the Terry College of Business, Atlanta Extension. Y’all don’t torment NATS too bad, now you hear?


    Franklin College

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