|Georgia State Athletics History|
After spending eight years in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), Georgia State became a full member of the Sun Belt Conference on July 1, 2013. It began its transition with 10 individual sport teams in the Sun Belt Conference in 2012.
In just its fifth year in 2014, football became full member of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). The Panthers are fully bowl eligible. GSU earned its first Bowl bid in 2015 (AutoNation Cure Bowl, Orlando, Fla.)
|Georgia State’s men’s teams were part of the Trans America Athletic Conference (TAAC) from 1983 to 2005, spending 21 years in the league before joining the CAA. The TAAC changed its named to Atlantic Sun (A-Sun) in July 2001.
Prior to that, Georgia State competed five years as an inaugural member of the then-six-team Sun Belt Conference after being an independent for more than a decade after starting the athletics program.
Women's sports joined the program during the 1974-75 school year as basketball, soccer, volleyball and tennis competed at the Division I level. Women's cross country began the next year.
The teams women's competed against programs throughout the southeast, but were not affiliated with a conference. In 1976-77, the athletics program became a member of the Sun Belt Conference. After five seasons, Georgia State chose to break its affiliation.