Gamecocks take two out of three over SEMO

Grant Benefield, Staff Sports Writer After taking a tough sweep last weekend against Tennessee Tech, JSU baseball got back on track with a series win over OVC opponent Southeastern Missouri. The Gamecocks (18-14, 8-7) kicked off the series against the Redhawks (16-20, 11-7) with a double-header on Friday, winning the opener easily behind a dominant … Continue reading Gamecocks take two out of three over SEMO

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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

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

Gamecocks take weekend series over FIU

Grant Benefield, Sports Reporter JSU baseball took a weekend trip to Miami for a three game series with Florida International. The Gamecocks took two-out-of-three—both wins coming in extra innings. Game one of the series featured plenty of free baseball, with the Gamecocks (8-3) and Panthers (5-6) holding a 6-6 stalemate from the seventh inning until … Continue reading Gamecocks take weekend series over FIU

Gamecock baseball falls to Samford

Grant Benefield, Staff Sports Reporter After opening the season with a three-game sweep over Southern Illinois, Jacksonville State suffered its first loss of the season at the hands of the Samford Bulldogs 9-3.  The Gamecocks (3-1) struggled mightily at the plate on Tuesday night in Samford (2-2), notching just two hits total—both by Gamecock catcher Nic Gaddis.  Samford on the … Continue reading Gamecock baseball falls to Samford

Editorial: Hoping Case is the biggest beneficiary of JSU’s stadium upgrade

Editorial board of The Chanticleer Decades before Eli Jenkins and Josh Barge helped fill Burgess-Snow Stadium. Or Whitney Gillespie and Taylor West mowed down opposing batters at University Field. Even before Ray Harper returned glory to the men’s basketball program. There was Rudy Abbott and Jacksonville State’s baseball program carrying the torch. Abbott coached in … Continue reading Editorial: Hoping Case is the biggest beneficiary of JSU’s stadium upgrade