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: What to do when there’s nothing to do

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief College is a serious learning environment, and you’re here to get an education and in no way take part in any extra-curricular shenanigans that will detract from that. (At least that’s what you’ve been telling your parents). College is, after all, about the education, but you’ll have your fair share of down time between classes and on weekends, and, although Jacksonville is not … Continue reading Gamecock Guide 2018: What to do when there’s nothing to do

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

Gamecock Guide 2018: A dining guide from a food-obsessed editor

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief You’re about to be spending a large portion of your time in a new city, so, understandably, you want to know more about the food options you’ll have to choose from. I fancy myself as sort of a foodie, so here is my take on the dining situation in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas. Jacksonville contains many of the most popular national fast … Continue reading Gamecock Guide 2018: A dining guide from a food-obsessed editor

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

Gamecocks defeat Georgia Tech with 9th-inning walk-off winner

Alexus Jimmerson (22) talks to Ryann Luna (26) after an at bat Tuesday against Georgia Tech. Luna hit the game-winning single in the ninth inning against the Yellow Jackets. (Katy Nowak/JSU) Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor The Jacksonville State Softball squad took a break from their OVC schedule to take on the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech Tuesday night at Choccolocco Park, and the result was … Continue reading Gamecocks defeat Georgia Tech with 9th-inning walk-off winner

“We will rebuild our home”: JSU athletics facilities sustain storm damage

Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor “While the road to recovery may seem long, the people of Jacksonville will rebuild our home,” JSU Athletics Director Greg Seitz said in a statement. The devastation of the March 19 tornadoes in Jacksonville was felt by the entire community as well as the university, as hundreds of buildings were damaged, including some of the Jacksonville State Athletics facilities. Pete Mathews Coliseum, … Continue reading “We will rebuild our home”: JSU athletics facilities sustain storm damage

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 been exchanged. Yet last week before the Gamecocks played the … Continue reading Setting rivalries aside: Response to tragedy shows what makes college sports special

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 patience is maybe the most important donation you can give … Continue reading Patience

JSU extends season again with CBI win

Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor It’s not over yet. The Jacksonville State Men’s Basketball team extended its season yet again with an 80-78 overtime victory in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational Tournament Wednesday over Canisius. It took overtime and overcoming a near-miracle shot from the Golden Griffins, but the CBI victory is the first win in a national postseason tournament for the Gamecocks … Continue reading JSU extends season again with CBI win