Softball salvages winning start to season

Daniel Mayes, Chanticleer Sports Editor The Jacksonville State Softball team won two in a row on Saturday and Sunday to finish the River City Leadoff with a winning record. The event, which was held in Jacksonville, Florida, was the first of the season for the Gamecocks, and the Gamecocks took three of five games against … Continue reading Softball salvages winning start to season

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Gamecocks come back on Senior Day

Grant Benefield, Chanticleer Sports Writer After trailing the entire second half, the Gamecocks rallied in the fourth quarter to take the lead with just 0:02 remaining and defeat OVC opponent Tennessee State. The wild finish to Saturday’s game at Pete Mathews Coliseum came when freshman guard Taylor Hawks scored an and-1 layup that brought the Gamecocks … Continue reading Gamecocks come back on Senior Day

Don’t overlook what Pietri and the Gamecocks are doing this season

Chris Allen Brown, Associate Editor Jacksonville State women’s basketball team’s last-second 62-61 win over Tennessee State Saturday afternoon got me thinking — the Gamecocks are quietly having a remarkable season. Yes, Rick Pietri’s squad dropped back-to-back games against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville then Tennessee Tech, but the win against the Tigers over the weekend will all but … Continue reading Don’t overlook what Pietri and the Gamecocks are doing this season

Brown: Celtics need Hayward’s presence now more than ever

 Chris Allen Brown, Associate Editor Gordon Hayward’s 2017-18 stat line reads: .500 field goal percentage, 1.0 rebound and 2.0 points per game. That doesn’t include the 0’s in the 3-point and free throw percentages, assists, blocks and steals per game columns. Hayward, who signed a four-year, $128 million contract with the Boston Celtics on July … Continue reading Brown: Celtics need Hayward’s presence now more than ever

Football takes home ‘solid’ recruiting class

  Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor The first Wednesday of February marks national signing day, when high school football recruits are able to officially sign with universities to continue their academic and athletic careers. Although an early signing period was added for December this season, the Gamecocks did their recruiting damage on Wednesday. “We feel really, … Continue reading Football takes home ‘solid’ recruiting class

Men’s Basketball goes 1-1 on Illinois road trip

Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor In a two game road-trip in Illinois, the Gamecocks basketball squad managed to take one game to remain competitive in the OVC standings. Jacksonville State (17-8, 8-4 OVC) came back to take down Eastern Illinois 75-56 Feb. 1 before coming up short on another comeback attempt Saturday, Feb. 3 against Southern … Continue reading Men’s Basketball goes 1-1 on Illinois road trip

Brown: No better place for Chipper Jones than Cooperstown

Chris Allen Brown Associate Editor It was a Sunday night — September 2, 2012 to be exact. Philadelphia Phillies closing pitcher Jonathan Papelbon had a history of blown saves (BS) against the Atlanta Braves. But this time … this time there was more than just a fourth BS next to Papelbon’s name in the final … Continue reading Brown: No better place for Chipper Jones than Cooperstown