Southern culture: Football reigns in the South while national numbers decline

Brannon Cahela, Staff Writer During my senior year of high school, a friend and teammate of mine received a concussion while playing football. He “got his bell rung,” so to speak. He was a wide receiver, and I was an offensive lineman, so he was too far down the field for me to see, but I … Continue reading Southern culture: Football reigns in the South while national numbers decline

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JSU football lands Clemson transfer Cooper

Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor On Tuesday, Jacksonville State officially signed quarterback Zerrick Cooper, who transfers from ACC power Clemson. The signing was announced via Twitter by Cooper and JSU Tight Ends Coach and Recruiting Coordinator JR Sandlin. Cooper, who is a native of Jonesboro, Georgia, was a composite fourstar recruit coming out of high school, and … Continue reading JSU football lands Clemson transfer Cooper

University Under Fire: Students protest at Athletics Committee meeting

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief A group of students silently held posters at the back of the room during the Board of Trustees Athletics Committee meeting on Monday. The signs bore messages like “It’s on us” and “To be part of the solution,” “To be proactive” and “To stop sexual assault.” They were gathered to protest JSU’s … Continue reading University Under Fire: Students protest at Athletics Committee meeting

A look back in preparation for J-Day

Daniel Mayes, Staff Reporter With the Jacksonville State football program coming off of 2015’s historic run to the National Championship game in Frisco, Texas, and star quarterback Eli Jenkins and remarkable receiver Josh Barge coming back, the Gamecocks seemed poised to make it right back to the same position in 2016. Although JSU didn’t quite … Continue reading A look back in preparation for J-Day

Making champions: the legacy of Coach John Grass

Daniel Mayes, Staff Writer Coach John Grass was hired as the offensive coordinator at Jacksonville State University’s football program for the 2013 season. A head coach veteran of various Alabama high schools, Grass made his first foray into the college ranks at his alma mater when new head coach Bill Clark was brought in after … Continue reading Making champions: the legacy of Coach John Grass

Whirlwind second half breaks Super Bowl records

Grant Benefield, Staff Reporter In a whirlwind second half comeback, the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in Super Bowl LI. After going down 28-3 in the third quarter, the Patriots smashed the record for largest comeback in Super Bowl history, overcoming a 25-point deficit. The previous record was just 10 and was … Continue reading Whirlwind second half breaks Super Bowl records