The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Georgia State basketball head coach Rob Lanier following the team’s 83-53 home win over Middle Georgia State Dec. 30.
Topics included the Panthers holding Middle Georgia State without a three-pointer in the contest, the performance of Justin Roberts (22 points, nine rebounds, seven assists), Georgia State’s form as it concludes non-conference play and preparing to visit Appalachian State in Sun Belt action Jan. 2.
In this edition of The Sports Inquirer Show, we discuss:
-The final week of the NFL season particularly the playoff picture in the AFC and the precarious position for the New England Patriots, the NFC playoff picture and how San Francisco’s road win over Seattle impacted it, the questionable retention of Atlanta head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff as well as other hiring and firings around the league in the Gridiron Blitz (4:00-40:00)
-The Peach and Fiesta Bowls particularly the dominance of LSU with Heisman-winning quarterback Joe Burrow, Clemson overcoming deficits to defeat Ohio State as well as previewing the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl with audio from Georgia State head coach Shawn Elliott as well as quarterback Dan Ellington in the Technical State of Georgia Athletics (40:00-57:00)
The Sports inquirer spoke with Georgia State football player Hunter Atkinson for an exclusive interview following his team’s practice Dec. 26.
Topics with the senior offensive lineman included the team preparing for the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl against Wyoming Dec. 31, the health of the team heading into the contest, the impact of the senior class on the Panthers’ program and the importance of ending the season with a bowl victory.