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 hear the cries for help from the students who just … Continue reading Listen to the sirens, hymns and cries while help is on the way

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

Brown: Gamecocks’ win over Bruins biggest of Harper’s tenure

By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor In two quick years, Ray Harper has helped take the Jacksonville State men’s basketball program to heights unseen in over 20 years. So, it’s not crazy to say last Thursday’s 78-67 win over Belmont was the biggest of his short tenure, right? Yes, the trio of wins against Southeast Missouri, Belmont and UT Martin in the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference … Continue reading Brown: Gamecocks’ win over Bruins biggest of Harper’s tenure

Gamecocks beat Peay, fall to Belmont

Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor After a comeback win over Austin Peay to match the program best OVC win total with 11, the Jacksonville State women’s squad fell hard to Belmont in their final home game of the season. On Saturday, the Gamecocks overcame a fourth quarter deficit of at least seven points for the third consecutive game, taking down Austin Peay 51-50 for their program-best … Continue reading Gamecocks beat Peay, fall to Belmont

Strain deserves credit for basketball expectations

By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor Leah Strain didn’t have to continue playing basketball following her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear during the summer before the 2015 season.   Strain, one of the most prolific prep basketball players in Alabama history, could’ve hung up her shoes and ankle braces to focused all of her time on being a nurse or member of the Alpha Omicron Pi … Continue reading Strain deserves credit for basketball expectations

Men’s Basketball goes 1-1 on Illinois road trip

Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor In a two game road-trip in Illinois, the Gamecocks basketball squad managed to take one game to remain competitive in the OVC standings. Jacksonville State (17-8, 8-4 OVC) came back to take down Eastern Illinois 75-56 Feb. 1 before coming up short on another comeback attempt Saturday, Feb. 3 against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, 75-67. In both road contests in The Prairie State, … Continue reading Men’s Basketball goes 1-1 on Illinois road trip

JSU takes down Delta State in Exhibition contest

Daniel Mayes, Chanty Sports Reporter In their first action since taking the court at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis during the NCAA tournament, the Jacksonville State Men’s basketball team had a great exhibition outing. After falling in a quick 6-0 hole to begin the game, Jacksonville State had no problem in demolishing their Division II exhibition opponent Delta State 78–41 on Thursday November 2. The … Continue reading JSU takes down Delta State in Exhibition contest