Original Article by Sam Crenshaw
After a week off, the Georgia State Panthers are back inside the Georgia Dome hosting the Liberty Flames for Homecoming Day 2015. The week off was good for rest and recovery for the team in general, but most of all for Wide Receiver Donovan Harden, who appears ready to return to action. Harden has missed the first three games of the 2015 season after suffering a broken foot, but was back at practice this week and will likely be a game time decision for Coach Trent Miles.
In Harden’s absence, freshman Penny Hart has stepped up. Hart’s per game averages of 7 catches and 110 yards have him ranked among the top freshmen receivers in the nation. The possible return of Harden brings a smile to the face of GSU quarterback Nick Arbuckle.
“Having Donovan really helps our offense click,” says Arbuckle. “Having He and Penny together will be a big help.”
Fellow Wide Receiver Robert Davis added, “We were doing well with the people that we had, but having Donovan back adds an extra explosive dimension to our offense.”
Georgia State vs Liberty can be heard locally on 1340 The Fan 3, with pregame show at 3pm and kickoff at 3:30.
In addition, the inaugural Georgia State Athletics Hall of Fame Class was announced on Monday, an elite group of ten that dates back as far as the 1930s. The inaugural class will be honored at the football game this Saturday, then brought back to campus in April for the annual Student-Athlete Banquet to receive their plaques and for the unveiling of the Wall of Fame in the GSU Sports Arena.
The inaugural class includes: Terese Allen, Charles “Lefty” Driesell, Don Floyd, Rodney Hamilton, Bob Heck, Bruce LaBudde, Sheryl Martin, Kevin Morris, Sarah-Jane Mungo and contributors Bill and Su Reeves.
The Hall of Fame Election Committee was appointed last spring with the task of creating guidelines for nomination and selection. This same group decided the inaugural class in early September.