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

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“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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading JSU extends season again with CBI win

JSU hangs on to move past Tech

Jamall Gregory throws down a dunk over a Tennessee Tech defender (JSU Athletics) Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor EVANSVILLE, Ind.­—The journey in the tourney for the Jacksonville State men’s basketball team is officially underway. The Gamecocks took down Tennessee Tech 73-70 in the quarterfinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, setting up a semifinal date with … Continue reading JSU hangs on to move past Tech

‘Cocoa’ leads JSU past Eagles in OVC Tourney

Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor The drought is over. The Jacksonville State women’s basketball team defeated Morehead State 69-56 to win their first Ohio Valley Conference Tournament game since 2014. The last victory came four seasons ago when the Gamecocks took down Tennessee Tech to reach the semifinals. JSU missed the tournament in 2016 and 2017. … Continue reading ‘Cocoa’ leads JSU past Eagles in OVC Tourney

Finding the Wright fit: Malcolm Drumwright creates legacy at JSU

Malcolm Drumwright warms up before Jacksonville State's NCAA Tournament game against Louisville last March. (Matt Reynolds/JSU) Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor Forty-nine seconds left. Gamecocks clinging to a five-point lead over OVC juggernaut Belmont. Malcolm Drumwright, as he has so many times in a Gamecock uniform, rose up and released a huge shot. As has happened … Continue reading Finding the Wright fit: Malcolm Drumwright creates legacy at JSU