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  • Gamecocks welcome OVC-favorite Belmont with milestones on the line January 16, 2019 - Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief Ahead of the second matchup in just two weeks with preseason Ohio Valley Conference favorite Belmont, the Jacksonville State Men’s Basketball program enters the meat of their conference schedule with a heap of accomplishments already behind them. The Gamecocks took down the Bruins 84-74 in their first matchup on the road in Belmont’s Curb Events Center, and, just two weeks later, JSU welcomes …
  • Mayes: Ray Harper says JSU could have a tough home-court advantage, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t January 15, 2019 - Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief “The crowd was great, and I can’t thank the students enough for showing up like they did. If they’ll keep coming back, and coming in those numbers, this could be a huge home-court advantage and one of the toughest home-courts in the league. That’s what it’s all about if you’re going to have a chance to play late in the year.” That’s …
  • Gamecocks open ‘home’ schedule in Centre with 40-point win November 29, 2018 - Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief CENTRE — Jacksonville State opened its 2018-19 home schedule Wednesday with a 101-61 win over Carver College in their current home away from home, the Cherokee Center and Arena in Centre. With repairs still finishing up inside Pete Mathews Coliseum, which sustained damage from the EF-3 tornadoes that passed through Jacksonville on March 19 earlier this year, the Gamecocks took the court in …
  • ‘One for the thumb’: Gamecocks win fifth straight OVC ring November 12, 2018 - 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 …
  • Gamecocks come into season with high expectations all around November 8, 2018 - 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 …
  • JSU stuns Morehead in five sets November 1, 2018 - 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 …
  • OV-See ya Later: It’s time for conference realignment October 26, 2018 - 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 …
  • Gamecocks fall short in weekend matches at Austin Peay, Murray State October 25, 2018 - 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 …
  • Streak Snapped: Gamecocks lose in OVC for first time since 2013 October 22, 2018 - 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 …
  • JSU falls to EIU, but handles SIUE October 17, 2018 - 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 …
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