‘One for the thumb’: Gamecocks win fifth straight OVC ring

Five in a row. For the fifth time in five years under Coach John Grass, the Jacksonville State University Gamecocks have won the Ohio Valley Conference Championship. “It’s a pretty special thing. I don’t know many college athletes that have four championships, let alone five,” Coach Grass said at Monday’s press conference. “These guys have got one for the thumb. It’s very impressive when you … Continue reading ‘One for the thumb’: Gamecocks win fifth straight OVC ring

Gamecocks come into season with high expectations all around

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief The Jacksonville State University Basketball squads roll toward the start of the season under what may be the highest collective expectations in the programs’ Division I histories. After both the Men’s and Women’s teams equaled or surpassed the Division I wins record, with 23 and 19 victories respectively, in a stellar 2017-2018 campaign in Jacksonville, there’s no wondering why optimism abounds around Gamecock … Continue reading Gamecocks come into season with high expectations all around

JSU stuns Morehead in five sets

JP Wood, Sports Writer JSU Volleyball wrapped up an undefeated week with a thrilling upset victory over 17-8 (8-4 OVC) Morehead State on Saturday. In its annual “pink out” game, the 14-12 (6-6 OVC) Gamecocks rallied in the fifth set to prevent a season sweep from the Eagles. After a 25-13 blow out in the fourth set, the Gamecocks finally rectified their fifth set issues and … Continue reading JSU stuns Morehead in five sets

OV-See ya Later: It’s time for conference realignment

JP Wood, Sports Writer For the past few years now, the discussion about Jacksonville State moving up to the FBS level has grown a little louder. The general idea is that JSU would move to the Sun Belt, bringing back the old Troy rivalry, starting new ones with schools like South Alabama and Georgia Southern, and profit off the increased revenue and recruiting bump of … Continue reading OV-See ya Later: It’s time for conference realignment

Gamecocks fall short in weekend matches at Austin Peay, Murray State

JP Wood, Sports Writer Jacksonville State dropped two in a row on the road this past week to two tough opponents in volleyball action. The Gamecocks, who are now 11-12 (4-6 OVC), fell to defending champs Austin Peay on Friday night and conference heavyweight Murray State on Saturday. Austin Peay showed why they are the favorite to win the conference yet again in a 3-1 match … Continue reading Gamecocks fall short in weekend matches at Austin Peay, Murray State

Streak Snapped: Gamecocks lose in OVC for first time since 2013

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief The streak has been snapped. After nearly five years and 36 straight Ohio Valley Conference wins, the Jacksonville State Football team finally lost a conference game, ending their run with a 37-14 loss at Southeast Missouri State on Saturday. The Gamecocks were just three wins shy of tying the mark of 39 conference wins in a row by Duquesne in the MAAC … Continue reading Streak Snapped: Gamecocks lose in OVC for first time since 2013

JSU falls to EIU, but handles SIUE

JP Wood, Sports Writer Jacksonville State’s Volleyball squad emerged from a tough weekend schedule at 11-10 (4-4 OVC), after home matches against Eastern Illinois and SIUE. The Gamecocks were swept by Eastern Illinois, 7-15 (2-5 OVC) in three close sets, though they held one of the top offenses in the conference to just a .106 attack percentage. Kaylee Frear led the way with nine kills, and … Continue reading JSU falls to EIU, but handles SIUE

Gamecocks topple EIU

Baylee Morris, Sports Editor This past Saturday the JSU Gamecocks sailed past Eastern Illinois in their fourth Ohio Valley Conference game. This game was the fourth straight OVC contest out of eight for the Gamecocks. This helped them add another win in the column and another win on the streak list that has now moved to 36 games in OVC play. That’s right the Gamecocks … Continue reading Gamecocks topple EIU

JSU soccer suffers defeat from Murray State

Garrett Sanders, Sports Writer Up next for the Gamecocks after a day of rest would be against Murray State. This is a team that had dominated the OVC winning the conference the year before and dominated so far this season. For the Gamecocks once again, they couldn’t hold possession of the ball. Murray State had the ball in the Gamecock defensive side all game long. In … Continue reading JSU soccer suffers defeat from Murray State

Gamecocks fall in OVC home opener to Tennessee State

JP Wood, Sports Writer The Jacksonville State University volleyball squad marched on through their OVC schedule, playing for the first time in a month within friendly confines. In their OVC home opener, the Gamecocks fell 3 sets to 1 against a Tennessee State squad who has yet to lose an OVC match. In just the second home loss on the season, JSU fell in heartbreakingly close … Continue reading Gamecocks fall in OVC home opener to Tennessee State