ORLANDO - Georgia State's final day of preparation for the AutoNation Cure Bowl included a team photo, a final walk-through on the field at Camping World Stadium, three different community service events, and the Battle of the Bands Pep Rally at Universal City Walk.
The third annual AutoNation Cure Bowl between Georgia State and Western Kentucky kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and will be televised on CBS Sports Network. Radio coverage is on the Georgia State Radio Network, including 680 the Fan and 1340 AM/103.7 FM as well as 88.5 FM in Atlanta.
Friday began with the team's first visit to Camping World Stadium for team photos and walk-through.
In the afternoon, the Panthers partipated in three different events. Most of the team and staff worked for Feeding Children Everywhere, preparing 10,000 meals in less than an hour to help underprivileged children.
Other team members visited patients at UCF Hospital and met with children and families at Giving Kids the World Village.
In the evening, the Panthers joined the GSU band and spirit squads at Universal City Walk for the Battle of the Bands Pep Rally.
When the Panthers take the field Saturday, they will be vying for the AutoNation Cure Bowl trophy. Fourteen Panthers have already earned the ultimate trophy - their college degree. Current team members who have already graduated: Gabe Mobley, Conner Manning (who is earning his master's degree this semester), Trey Payne, B.J. Clay, Mackendy Cheridor, Daniel Zeigler, Bryan Williams, Julien Laurent, Kendrick Dorn, Sebastian Willer, Christian Cumberlander, Kyler Neal, Chandon Sullivan and Jacob Nesmith.