Talladega really is more than a race, it’s a life-long experience

(Editor note: Cover photo courtesy of Talladega Superspeedway) By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor Sometimes there’s just a song that hits you. And the more you listen, the faster it races home. Eric Church’s 2014 hit single “Talladega” was wrote about as far from Talladega Superspeedway — Albany, New York — as one can get. But … Continue reading Talladega really is more than a race, it’s a life-long experience

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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

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

Parsons for the People: Waitressing and Greek Life assisting in Parsons helping to give back

By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor Whether it’s picking up a chainsaw to cut trees or bringing people food at a restaurant, everyone has different ways of helping the city of Jacksonville and the surrounding communities following the devastating tornado last week. For Savanna Parsons, she is just doing what she’s good at and that’s talking … Continue reading Parsons for the People: Waitressing and Greek Life assisting in Parsons helping to give back

Patience

Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor Patience. I know that’s probably the hardest thing for JSU students to have right now. The beautiful campus of our University is in shambles, and the vast unknown and uncertainty far outweighs the small amount of security we've gotten since Monday night's devastation. So, understandably, it’s hard to be patient. But … Continue reading Patience

Listen to the sirens, hymns and cries while help is on the way

By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor If you listen, you can hear it. You can hear the ear-piercing alarm from an apartment building missing most of its exterior; the sounds of chainsaws slicing up fallen trees blocking the roads; the sirens from emergency vehicles racing through a dampened city. But if you listen closer, you can … Continue reading Listen to the sirens, hymns and cries while help is on the way