ATLANTA -- To increase engagement and let its supporters have more ways to share in the excitement, the Georgia State Athletics Department is designating a new hashtag to help GSU Panther fans stand out from other college and professional teams. Starting with the Blue-White Spring Game on Saturday, fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #allblueallin to show their school spirit and unity across every type of social media year-round for all athletic events.
What does “All Blue. All In.” mean? It’s about the passion that the growing Panther fan base exhibits daily. It’s about standing together with current students, alumni and fans around the state and nation, being committed no matter the result on the field and leading the rally cry to show pride in Georgia State and its athletic programs.
“The football coaches, student-athletes and staff are proud to represent Georgia State and we know our fan base is as excited about the future as we are,” Georgia State football coach Trent Miles said. “They care and want to see all the teams in the department succeed. They’re All Blue, All In and we want them to show it. For football, support is crucial as we still have a young program. Our fans will be loud in the stands on game day, but we also want them to show their school spirit the rest of the week and in the offseason.”
Proudly wearing blue to support their teams in the stands leaves a lasting impression. Using #allblueallin throughout social media will have a similar effect in front of a larger audience, and it will separate Panther fans to let their voices be heard even louder.
“Since my arrival, we have seen our fan base grow tremendously and having a packed-out Sports Arena is important for our student-athletes as they feed off of the energy that our fan base brings,” GSU men’s basketball coach Ron Hunter said. “The future is extremely bright for Georgia State Athletics and we believe in ‘All Blue, All In.’ We hope that our students, alums and fans will buy-in to help give us the best homecourt advantage in the Sun Belt Conference.”
Committing to the Blue and White by the student-athletes means more than going all in for their school, teammates and coaches. It’s also for the faculty and staff, the other students in their classes and alumni who love to have the chance to boast about their alma mater’s athletic programs. Fans now have a better opportunity to show how driven they are to see the Panthers succeed as well.
“A homecourt advantage is a tribute to fans and when our fans are really into a game and cheering, our players truly respond,” GSU women’s basketball coach Sharon Baldwin-Tener said. “Our support rose last year and I think with the prospects for our season ahead, having Panther fans be all in with us would make a huge difference in wins and losses.”
The Blue-White Spring Game will start at 1 p.m. ET and will be played at the Georgia Dome, home of Georgia State football. Admission is free.
Saturday’s scrimmage will include family friendly events coordinated with Team Tiger. On-site registration begins at 10 a.m. before pregame activities start at 10:30 a.m. Among the events will be a chance for registered children 8th grade and under to go through drills on the field with GSU players, participate in educational stations as well as an obstacle course and interactive inflatables.