1. Georgia State-Georgia Southern Rivalry

The two Georgia-based Sun Belt schools have a fierce rivalry on the gridiron, and it’s no different when it comes to the hardwood. The rivalry was first played on the court in 1972 and has been a consistent fixture ever since making it one of the longest-running rivalries in the Sun Belt. There are a lot of bragging rights on the line when these two battle for the GSU moniker, so make sure to be in attendance when the Eagles come to Atlanta.


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2. Pounce

On game days, you can see Pounce roaming the sidelines and entertaining fans of all ages. No matter how old you are, you’ll love catching a glimpse of Pounce at a Panthers basketball game.


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3. Student Ringleaders

The Georgia State student ringleaders are the most diehard fans at any Panthers basketball game and do a fantastic job of leading the student section. Pay attention to ringleaders and join in their chants during your visit to GSU.


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4. Banners

Check out the banners hanging above the court. The banners celebrate the Panthers NCAA Tournament appearances and conference championships, so relive your favorite GSU basketball memories by taking them all in before tipoff.


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5. Georgia State - UL-Lafayette Rivalry

You’ll be in for a physical and hard fought contest when attending a Georgia State – UL-Lafayette game. The Panthers and Cajuns don’t get along and often emotions boil over in these matchups making them the perfect time to take in a Georgia State basketball game.


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6. Charles “Lefty” Driesell Court

The court at the GSU Sports Arena is named after legendary Panthers basketball coach Lefty Driesell. Driesell led the Panthers to three regular season conference titles during his tenure and one NCAA Tournament appearance making him the most successful coach in Panthers basketball history. Take a minute to remember all of your favorite moments from the Driesell era when taking in a game at GSU Sports Arena.

7. Pep Band

The pep band provides an excellent atmosphere at Panthers games. They rev up the crowd with their tunes and play a significant part in making GSU Sports Arena a tough place to play for opponents, so enjoy their performance throughout the game.

8. Cheerleaders

Don’t miss the GSU cheerleaders when attending a game at GSU Sports Arena. The cheer squad puts on impressive routines that are a must-see, so don’t leave your seat when you see the cheerleaders take the floor.


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