JSU sweeps Gamecock Classic

JP Wood, Sports Writer After a rough trip to the Grand Canyon, JSU volleyball (6-4) righted the ship with a strong showing at the Gamecock Invitational in Gadsden. An exciting match Friday morning versus the Bradley Braves resulted in the Gamecocks handing them only their second loss of the season. Four Gamecocks tallied double digit kills: Lena Kindermann(15), Mackenzie Rombach(14), Sadie Anderson(10), and Addie Halverson(10). Lexie … Continue reading JSU sweeps Gamecock Classic

Jax State soccer looking to gain momentum

Garrett Sanders, Sports Writer Last week, the Gamecocks had a series of matchups against a couple of in-state foes, Troy University and Samford University. Not only did JSU have that, but they also had a road to trip to Macon, Georgia to take Mercer University. Despite the busy weekend for the JSU Soccer team, it looked like things would be in their favor. This team had … Continue reading Jax State soccer looking to gain momentum

Gamecock Soccer squares off with in-state rivals

Garrett Sanders, Sports Writer Last Friday night, the Gamecocks had a very intriguing matchup against an in-state rival, the University of North Alabama Lions. UNA, one of the hottest soccer teams in the state of Alabama, was looking to win their fifth straight game. Unfortunately for the Gamecocks, talent in this one would show who was the better team. The Gamecocks were overmatched on defense. The … Continue reading Gamecock Soccer squares off with in-state rivals

After strong start, Gamecocks prepare for weekend action

JP Wood, Sports Writer The Todd Garvey era has begun for JSU volleyball. The Gamecocks opened their season last weekend at home in the Jax State Invitational, in which they went 3-1 with wins over North Alabama, Lamar, and Mercer. The sole loss came to Little Rock, who finished the tournament 4-0. Aside from new head coach Todd Garvey, JSU’s 2018 squad will feature six newcomers. … Continue reading After strong start, Gamecocks prepare for weekend action

MAYES: Gamecocks face uncharted territory with season-opening loss

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2013. That was the last time that the Jacksonville State Gamecocks lost in the regular season to a non-FBS foe before Saturday night’s 20-17 heartbreaker at the hand of the defending HBCU champion North Carolina A&T. Not since Jimmy Garoppolo, current starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, torched the Gamecocks for a 52-14 victory has JSU felt the sting … Continue reading MAYES: Gamecocks face uncharted territory with season-opening loss

MAYES: Gamecocks must prove they belong on the national scene, in 2018 and beyond

  Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief By most estimations, 2017 was a great football season for Jacksonville State University. A 10-2 finish, a fourth consecutive Ohio Valley Conference Championship, and an ongoing league-record and Division I leading 32 straight conference victories? Most schools in the country would accept that season without a second thought. However, when you’ve had as much success as the Gamecocks have found on … Continue reading MAYES: Gamecocks must prove they belong on the national scene, in 2018 and beyond

Giga earns NBA shot with 76ers

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief Former Jacksonville State Men’s Basketball Standout Norbertas Giga will get his first NBA shot with the Philadelphia 76ers. After Giga participated in the team’s summer minicamp, the 76ers released their roster for the NBA’s annual summer league competiton in Las Vegas, and the seven-footer from Lithuania found his name on the list. Giga will compete alongside players like 76ers first round picks … Continue reading Giga earns NBA shot with 76ers

Gamecock Guide 2018: A golden age of JSU Athletics

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief When JSU’s freshman class of 2022 arrives on campus this fall, it will be doing so during one of the most successful periods for Gamecock athletics. Jacksonville State’s sports teams compete at the highest level of collegiate sports, NCAA’s Division I, with the football team competing in the Football Championship Subdivision of Division I. Football is perhaps the king of all sports in … Continue reading Gamecock Guide 2018: A golden age of JSU Athletics

Season ends for Gamecock Tennis

 Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor The season for the JSU Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams came to a close over the weekend as the two groups bowed out of the OVC Tournament. The Men’s squad made it to the second round, where they fell to Tennessee Tech 4-3, while the Women were defeated by Eastern Illinois 4-2 on Friday in the first round. The Gamecock Men, who … Continue reading Season ends for Gamecock Tennis