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The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football Tucker Gregg pre-Georgia Southern interview (10.4.22) — October 4, 2022

The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football Tucker Gregg pre-Georgia Southern interview (10.4.22)

The Sports Inquirer spoke with Georgia State football player Tucker Gregg for an exclusive interview October 4. Topics with the senior running back included the Panthers earning their first win of the season at Army October 1, Gregg scoring a rushing touchdown in the victory setting the mark for the most career TDs on the ground in program history, the art of rushing between the tackles for yards and the team preparing to host rival Georgia Southern in Sun Belt Conference play October 8.

The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Virginia interview (10.5.22) The Sports Inquirer

The Sports Inquirer spoke with Georgia Tech volleyball head coach Michelle Collier for an exclusive interview October 5. Topics included the team's win at Notre Dame September 30, loss at nationally-ranked Louisville October 2 on ESPN, the impact of being on national television for the program, the play of senior libero Paola Pimentel, the importance of incorporating the Yellow Jackets' alumni into the program and the team preparing to host Virginia October 7 and nationally-ranked Pitt October 9. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcel-pourtout/support
  1. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Virginia interview (10.5.22)
  2. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football Tucker Gregg pre-Georgia Southern interview (10.4.22)
  3. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Notre Dame interview (9.28.22)
  4. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Breland Morrisette pre-Wake Forest interview (9.22.22)
  5. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Wake Forest interview (9.20.22)
The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football Robert Lewis post-North Carolina presser (9.11.22) — September 11, 2022

The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football Robert Lewis post-North Carolina presser (9.11.22)

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Georgia State football player Robert Lewis following the team’s 35-28 home loss to North Carolina September 10. The wide receiver has career highs with 10 receptions for 115 yards along with two touchdowns in the defeat.

The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Virginia interview (10.5.22) The Sports Inquirer

The Sports Inquirer spoke with Georgia Tech volleyball head coach Michelle Collier for an exclusive interview October 5. Topics included the team's win at Notre Dame September 30, loss at nationally-ranked Louisville October 2 on ESPN, the impact of being on national television for the program, the play of senior libero Paola Pimentel, the importance of incorporating the Yellow Jackets' alumni into the program and the team preparing to host Virginia October 7 and nationally-ranked Pitt October 9. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcel-pourtout/support
  1. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Virginia interview (10.5.22)
  2. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football Tucker Gregg pre-Georgia Southern interview (10.4.22)
  3. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Notre Dame interview (9.28.22)
  4. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Breland Morrisette pre-Wake Forest interview (9.22.22)
  5. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Wake Forest interview (9.20.22)
The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football Shawn Elliott post-North Carolina presser (9.11.22) —

The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football Shawn Elliott post-North Carolina presser (9.11.22)

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Georgia State football head coach Shawn Elliott following the team’s 35-28 home loss to North Carolina September 10.

The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Virginia interview (10.5.22) The Sports Inquirer

The Sports Inquirer spoke with Georgia Tech volleyball head coach Michelle Collier for an exclusive interview October 5. Topics included the team's win at Notre Dame September 30, loss at nationally-ranked Louisville October 2 on ESPN, the impact of being on national television for the program, the play of senior libero Paola Pimentel, the importance of incorporating the Yellow Jackets' alumni into the program and the team preparing to host Virginia October 7 and nationally-ranked Pitt October 9. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcel-pourtout/support
  1. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Virginia interview (10.5.22)
  2. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football Tucker Gregg pre-Georgia Southern interview (10.4.22)
  3. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Notre Dame interview (9.28.22)
  4. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Breland Morrisette pre-Wake Forest interview (9.22.22)
  5. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Wake Forest interview (9.20.22)
The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football Jamari Thrash pre-North Carolina interview (9.8.22) — September 8, 2022

The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football Jamari Thrash pre-North Carolina interview (9.8.22)

The Sports Inquirer spoke with Georgia State football player Jamari Thrash for an exclusive interview September 8. The junior wide receiver had a team-high 70 receiving yards in the Panthers’ 35-14 loss at South Carolina September 3.

Topics included the team rebounding from its loss to the Gamecocks, lessons learned from the contest, Thrash’s offseason, his rapport with quarterback Darren Grainger and the team preparing to host North Carolina September 10.

The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Virginia interview (10.5.22) The Sports Inquirer

The Sports Inquirer spoke with Georgia Tech volleyball head coach Michelle Collier for an exclusive interview October 5. Topics included the team's win at Notre Dame September 30, loss at nationally-ranked Louisville October 2 on ESPN, the impact of being on national television for the program, the play of senior libero Paola Pimentel, the importance of incorporating the Yellow Jackets' alumni into the program and the team preparing to host Virginia October 7 and nationally-ranked Pitt October 9. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcel-pourtout/support
  1. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Virginia interview (10.5.22)
  2. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football Tucker Gregg pre-Georgia Southern interview (10.4.22)
  3. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Notre Dame interview (9.28.22)
  4. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Breland Morrisette pre-Wake Forest interview (9.22.22)
  5. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Wake Forest interview (9.20.22)
The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football falls in season opener at South Carolina, 35-14 (9.3.22) — September 4, 2022

The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football falls in season opener at South Carolina, 35-14 (9.3.22)

Despite holding a third quarter lead and getting two interceptions from defensive back Quavian White, the Georgia State football team was unable to overcome multiple special team mistakes and first-half offensive struggles in its 35-14 road loss to South Carolina to open the 2022 campaign.

“Obviously a disappointing opening contest,” Georgia State head coach Shawn Elliott said after the game. “We as a football team came in here prepared to win, fight and play extremely hard. We got some areas that were exploited tonight. We have a talented, hard working football team and I think we’ll grow and get better.”


Georgia State’s (0-1) first eight offensive plays from scrimmage were runs. On fourth and one from the Gamecocks’ eight yard line, Tucker Gregg’s run up the middle was stopped for no gain by South Carolina (1-0) defender Nick Emmanwori, giving it possession of the ball.
The Gamecocks best offensive play in the first quarter came on a roll out pass by Spencer Rattler down the right side to Jalen Brooks for 39 yards. Rattler, the Oklahoma transfer making his debut for South Carolina, finished the night with game-high 226 passing yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.
Later on the same drive, South Carolina ran a fake field goal attempt with holder Hunter Rogers taking the snap and rushing for five yards to gain the first down. The Gamecocks ended the drive on a one-yard touchdown by MarShawn Lloyd at the 13:38 mark of the second quarter. South Carolina failed the extra point on a bad snap, making the score 6-0.


“We started with the fake field goal that gave them an opportunity for a first down which was critical,” Elliott said of the special team struggles. “We had not one but two blocked punts for touchdowns which is unacceptable. Those right there (three plays) were a culmination of everything and was probably the difference.”


Georgia State stalled a Gamecocks drive midway through the second quarter highlighted by a pass breakup by White on an attempt to Josh Vann in single coverage on third down. South Carolina was able to increase its lead to 9-0 on the next play on Mitch Jeter’s 53-yard field goal with 6:12 remaining in the first half.
Georgia State got on the board on its next possession. Grainger’s 17-yard touchdown pass wide receiver Robert Lewis on an inside route made the score 9-7 at the 4:20 mark of the second quarter. Granger threw for 111 yards with a touchdown and interception on the night.


“When you look at us offensively and defensively, its hard for me to really say but I believed we went toe-to-toe with them in those two areas,” Elliott said. “I didn’t feel like our team was intimidated. We went out there and moved the football and had opportunities to win the game in those two phases.”


South Carolina went for it on fourth and one with less than 20 seconds left at its own 42 yard line. Lloyd ran for the first down and was hit late by Georgia State defender Blake Carroll, giving the home team an additional 15 yards. Jeter’s 51-yard field goal was the final play of the first half and increased the Gamecocks’ lead to 12-7.
South Carolina outgained Georgia State 185-147 in the first half.
Trailing 12-7 at halftime, Georgia State got a big boost when White intercepted Rattler on the first offensive play of the second half.
The Panthers took advantage on the subsequent possession with Grainger’s four yard touchdown run at the 11:43 mark of the third quarter, giving them the 14-12 lead. Georgia State rushed for 200 total yards in the contest.
The Gamecocks retook the lead on their next possession with Rattler’s 16-yard touchdown pass to Lloyd with 7:20 left in the third quarter. Rattler’s successful two-point conversion run made the score 20-14 in favor of South Carolina.
South Carolina increased its lead at the 5:12 mark of the third quarter when Michael Hayes’ punt was blocked by Rashad Amos and recovered by DQ Smith who returned the ball 26 yards for the touchdown.
White got his second interception of the night on an intended pass for Austin Stogner by Rattler.
South Carolina blocked its second punt of the night for a touchdown with 11:30 left in regulation, this one by Traevon Kenion and recovered by Ahmarean Brown who ran it back 10 yards for the touchdown, making the score 35-14.
Georgia State outgained South Carolina in total offense 311-306 for the entire contest but less than half of them came in the first half. Jamyest Williams had a game-high 76 rushing yards for the Panthers in defeat. Jamari Thrash posted a team-high 70 rushing yards as well for Georgia State.

The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia State volleyball season preview with Terry Hutchinson, Isabelle Percoco and Ryan Spicer-Gordon (8.24.22) — August 24, 2022

The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia State volleyball season preview with Terry Hutchinson, Isabelle Percoco and Ryan Spicer-Gordon (8.24.22)

Georgia State volleyball player Ryan Spicer-Gordon (left) digs ball during contest
Photo credit: Georgia State Athletics

The Sports Inquirer spoke with members of the Georgia State volleyball team for a preview of the upcoming season. Participants included head coach Terry Hutchinson, senior defensive specialist/libero Ryan Spicer-Gordon and senior right side/outside hitter Isabelle Percoco. Topics included Hutchinson entering his first season as head coach of the Panthers, the offseason, a breakdown of each position group and preparing to host the Panther Invitational August 26-27 with matchups against Marist, Auburn and Belmont.

The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Virginia interview (10.5.22) The Sports Inquirer

The Sports Inquirer spoke with Georgia Tech volleyball head coach Michelle Collier for an exclusive interview October 5. Topics included the team's win at Notre Dame September 30, loss at nationally-ranked Louisville October 2 on ESPN, the impact of being on national television for the program, the play of senior libero Paola Pimentel, the importance of incorporating the Yellow Jackets' alumni into the program and the team preparing to host Virginia October 7 and nationally-ranked Pitt October 9. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcel-pourtout/support
  1. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Virginia interview (10.5.22)
  2. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football Tucker Gregg pre-Georgia Southern interview (10.4.22)
  3. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Notre Dame interview (9.28.22)
  4. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Breland Morrisette pre-Wake Forest interview (9.22.22)
  5. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Wake Forest interview (9.20.22)