Southern culture: Football reigns in the South while national numbers decline

Brannon Cahela, Staff Writer During my senior year of high school, a friend and teammate of mine received a concussion while playing football. He “got his bell rung,” so to speak. He was a wide receiver, and I was an offensive lineman, so he was too far down the field for me to see, but I … Continue reading Southern culture: Football reigns in the South while national numbers decline

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Don’t pit Zerrick and Zion against each other

By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor Scroll through the Twitter feed. Rewind those highlight tapes. Talk to them after practice. You’ll see the praise. You’ll see that Zerrick Cooper and Zion Webb are good at a lot of things. Cooper was in Death Valley last Saturday for Clemson’s Spring Game and was honored alongside the seniors … Continue reading Don’t pit Zerrick and Zion against each other

Gamecocks take two out of three over SEMO

Grant Benefield, Staff Sports Writer After taking a tough sweep last weekend against Tennessee Tech, JSU baseball got back on track with a series win over OVC opponent Southeastern Missouri. The Gamecocks (18-14, 8-7) kicked off the series against the Redhawks (16-20, 11-7) with a double-header on Friday, winning the opener easily behind a dominant … Continue reading Gamecocks take two out of three over SEMO

“We will rebuild our home”: JSU athletics facilities sustain storm damage

Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor “While the road to recovery may seem long, the people of Jacksonville will rebuild our home,” JSU Athletics Director Greg Seitz said in a statement. The devastation of the March 19 tornadoes in Jacksonville was felt by the entire community as well as the university, as hundreds of buildings were damaged, including … Continue reading “We will rebuild our home”: JSU athletics facilities sustain storm damage

Red Threads spreads Gamecock spirit with T-shirt sale

    Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief   Red Threads Apparel presented JSU with a check for $35,000 on April 5. In the memo line, they wrote “students.” For owner and JSU alumnae Amado Ortiz, that’s what it was all about: the students. “There were other organizations doing good things [after the tornado],” Ortiz said. “The Methodist … Continue reading Red Threads spreads Gamecock spirit with T-shirt sale

Concerts for a cause: benefit concerts big and small bring in donations

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief “Take me back to Jacksonville / Drive me up Mountain Street / Lead me into old Paul Snow / And show me to my seat” are a few of the lyrics from Riley Green’s song “Bury Me in Dixie,” a tribute to his home state of Alabama and his hometown of Jacksonville. … Continue reading Concerts for a cause: benefit concerts big and small bring in donations

Setting rivalries aside: Response to tragedy shows what makes college sports special

  Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor   Jacksonville State and Troy have been bitter rivals on fields and courts since the two universities used to “Battle for the Ol’ School Bell” beginning back in 1924. There hasn’t been much love lost between the two schools in the near century of gutting games and semi-playful insults that have … Continue reading Setting rivalries aside: Response to tragedy shows what makes college sports special

Leadership helps guide JSU student-athletes to give back

By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor Don’t be alarmed if you see a 7-foot male wielding a chainsaw around Jacksonville, it’s just Norbertas Giga. If you spend more time looking around, you might even see several Jacksonville State volleyball players attempting to roll a fallen tree trunk to a more convenient spot. Before asking why you … Continue reading Leadership helps guide JSU student-athletes to give back