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Finding Greatness: Betsy McDaniel

July 16, 2018

Betsy McDaniel is a graduate of MGA's Occupational Therapy Assistant degree program who went on to become its director. Full Name: Betsy McDaniel. Title: Occupational Therapy Assistant degree program director. Degrees: Associate of Science in ...

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Keeping Up with the Knights

January 18, 2018

As Middle Georgia State continues to evolve as a University, so does the Knights athletics program. Three years ago this fall, Middle Georgia State accepted an invitation to join the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. While the ...

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School of IT Hosts Cybersecurity Seminar

April 26, 2017

“Critical Infrastructure” will be the topic of the second annual Academic Cybersecurity Seminar (ACS) on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Middle Georgia State University (MGA).  The one-day conference is designed to bring ...

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Chip Smith Joins MGA as Athletics Director

April 18, 2017

Joseph “Chip” Smith will be the new director of Athletics at Middle Georgia State University (MGA). Jennifer Brannon, vice president for Student Affairs, made the announcement on Monday, April 17. Smith comes to MGA from the ...

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Women’s Volleyball, Cross-Country Teams Expand Knights Athletics

January 26, 2017

The 2016 fall sports season made history at Middle Georgia State University. MGA announced a year earlier that it would expand its varsity sports from eight to 10 teams. The two sports chosen were women’s volleyball and ...

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Dublin Campus Hosts Volleyball Tournament for Students and Industry Guests

April 13, 2016

As part of Spring Fling, Middle Georgia State University's Dublin Campus is hosting a volleyball tournament for students and for employees of AWEBA Group and Erdrich, two German-based companies with operations in Laurens County. The tournament ...

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MGA to Add Women's Volleyball, Cross Country Teams

September 08, 2015

COCHRAN, GA - Middle Georgia State University is adding women’s volleyball and women’s cross country to its Knights athletic program as of fall 2016. Both teams – to be based on the Macon Campus - will compete in the NAIA and Southern States ...

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Middle Georgia State MVP: Andrew Preston

April 27, 2015

Criminal justice major and Knights soccer player Andrew Preston wants a career in forensics investigations. Full Name: Andrew Louis Preston. Age: 23. Hometown: Seoul, South Korea. Residence: Hampton, Ga. High School: “I went to ...

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Foundation Hosts First Knight Golf Tournament to Benefit Athletic Program

April 06, 2015

The Middle Georgia State Foundation is hosting the First Knight Golf Tournament, presented by State Bank & Trust Company, on May 4, 2015, at Houston Lake Country Club in Perry. One of the key strategies in strengthening the traditional ...

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Knight Gets 300th Career Victory

March 16, 2015

MOBILE, AL - Paul Knight got his 300th career victory as a baseball head coach when the Middle Georgia State Knights beat the University of Mobile 5-2 on Saturday, March 14. Mike Hall, commissioner of the Southern States Athletic Conference, ...

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MGA Featured On Southern States Showcase

February 24, 2015

The Southern States Athletic Conference's (SSAC) weekly television show on Sports South featured Middle Georgia State College (MGA) at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26. Co-hosts Jon Nelson and Nicole Muracco, along with producer Scott Singer, traveled to ...

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Gudjonsson Named Men’s Soccer Coach

August 07, 2014

Middle Georgia State College is excited to announce the hiring of Elvar Gudjonsson as the new Head Men’s Soccer Coach. Gudjonsson brings NAIA experience to the program having spent four years as a player and two years as a Graduate Assistant ...

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Pigskin Preview: Middle Georgia State Knights

July 16, 2014

The Middle Georgia State College football program is coming off another impressive season in their school's short history. The Knights marched to an 11-1 record while only losing the national championship game in 2013. But coming this fall, ...

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Knights Athletes Honored For Academic Achievements

June 24, 2014

The National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association (NJCAA) released its list of student-athletes across the nation who achieved a GPA of 3.60 or higher for their academic career while also competing in athletics. Five Middle Georgia State ...

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Knights Player Named To Gold Glove Team

June 10, 2014

Knights second baseman Will Jones of Cordele was named to the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Team for the 2014 season. Jones was also named to the Gold Glove teams for the East Central District, Region 17, and the Georgia Collegiate Athletic ...

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Middle Georgia State Invited to Join Southern States Athletic Conference

June 03, 2014

Middle Georgia State College has been invited to become the newest member of the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC). The Knights were extended the invitation on Tuesday, June 3 at the SSAC Council of Presidents meeting in Montgomery, ...

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Middle Georgia State To Join National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

April 14, 2014

Middle Georgia State College will join the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics this fall. The NAIA formally extended the invitation Monday, April 14, during its annual convention of member schools. It's a major step for Middle ...

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Former MGC Handball Standout Competing At Sochi Paralympics

March 10, 2014

Nobody who remembers Jasmin Bambur from his time at what is now Middle Georgia State College was remotely surprised to learn he is competing this week in the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. His days as a student and handball player for ...

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The Duke Report: February 3

February 03, 2014

The Duke Report 2-3-14 The Knights had five teams in action this week as baseball, men’s tennis and women’s tennis all kicked off their seasons and the men’s and women’s basketball teams reach the final month of play. Baseball: The Knights ...

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The Duke Report: December 10

December 10, 2013

The Knights had three sports in action this week. One team ended its season while two hit the winter break on a high point. Football: The Knights traveled to Salem, VA to play in the National Club Football Association (NCFA) National ...

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The Duke Report: Week of December 2

December 02, 2013

12/2/13 Duke Report After a hiatus for the Thanksgiving Holidays, the Duke Report returns to give you an update on all the action from the past two weeks. The weeks of 11/18 and 11/25 saw action for the women’s and men’s basketball teams and ...

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Knights Set For NCFA Championship Game

November 25, 2013

The Knights football club will play Coppin State University for the National Club Football Association (NCFA) championship at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in Salem, Va. Middle Georgia State finished the regular season 10-0 and No. 1 in NCFA ...

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Knights Basketball Players Volunteer Time

November 19, 2013

The Middle Georgia State College Knights women's and men's basketball teams took part in Bleckley County Elementary School's recent "Shoot Hoops, Not Drugs" fundraiser. The event was organized through the Communities in Schools/Family Connection ...

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The Duke Report: November 18

November 18, 2013

The Duke Report – 11/18/13 The second week of November started and ended well for Middle Georgia State College athletics. The men’s and women’s teams both picked up wins while football got a big win to finish the season. Women’s Basketball: ...

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NCAA Schools Sign Seven Knights

November 14, 2013

On November 13, the NCAA allowed schools to begin signing players for the 2014-15 season. Middle Georgia State College baseball had seven players who received offers and signed National Letters of Intent. They are: INF Spencer Duffie, RHP ...

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The Duke Report: November 11

November 11, 2013

The Duke Report – 11/11/13 The first full week of November had a lot of action for the Middle Georgia State Knights. Soccer finished up the season while men’s and women’s basketball got started and football picked up a couple more big ...

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Middle Georgia State Applies For NAIA Membership

October 15, 2013

Middle Georgia State College has officially applied for membership in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). As a four-year institution that offers 17 baccalaureate degrees, a move to an intercollegiate athletic association ...

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Knights Take On Spartans in Macon

September 16, 2013

In the second home game of the season, Middle Georgia State will take on Atlanta Sports Academy in football action on Saturday, Sept. 21. Kickoff is 1 p.m. at Macon's Mount de Sales Stadium, 4659 Cavalier Drive. Admission is free to students, ...

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Middle Georgia State Adds Tennis Coach

July 23, 2013

Tom Bates is the first coach of the Middle Georgia State College's new men and women tennis teams, which will debut this fall. Bates comes to MGSC after spending the last two years at Wesleyan College in Macon as the head coach of its tennis ...

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Becoming Knights

June 11, 2013

The consolidation of Middle Georgia College and Macon State College kicked off a process of combining two distinctive athletics programs into the Middle Georgia State College Knights. Before the consolidation, Macon State was home to Blue ...

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Knights Softball Names Nine Players to All-Conference or Tournament Teams

May 07, 2013

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association has named nine Middle Georgia ...

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Knights Tennis Signs First Players

April 22, 2013

A bit of athletic history was made Monday, April 22, when three Northside High School students signed to play for the first new intercollegiate team created by Middle Georgia State College. Shelby Ashley, Nate Ashley and Tricia Wharton will ...

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Former MGC Player Highlighted On Final Four Preview Show

April 04, 2013

CBS Sports will highlight Wichita State player Carl Hall, who previously played for the former Middle Georgia College, during a Final Four preview show set to air from 2 to 4 p.m. Sat., April 6. Right after the show, Wichita State will take on ...

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Retired Basketball Coach Inducted Into Hometown Hall of Fame

March 08, 2013

Ben Rogers, retired head basketball coach at the former Middle Georgia College (now Middle Georgia State College), recently was inducted into the Decatur County Sports Hall of Fame. Rogers is from Bainbridge, the Decatur County seat. Rogers, ...

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Students Choose Knights Mascot Logo

December 13, 2012

Students have selected the design of the new Knights mascot logo for Middle Georgia State College. In voting that took place over two days, nearly 91 percent of students who participated were in favor of the image ultimately chosen. It was one ...

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