‘One for the thumb’: Gamecocks win fifth straight OVC ring

Five in a row. For the fifth time in five years under Coach John Grass, the Jacksonville State University Gamecocks have won the Ohio Valley Conference Championship. “It’s a pretty special thing. I don’t know many college athletes that have four championships, let alone five,” Coach Grass said at Monday’s press conference. “These guys have got one for the thumb. It’s very impressive when you … Continue reading ‘One for the thumb’: Gamecocks win fifth straight OVC ring

Streak Snapped: Gamecocks lose in OVC for first time since 2013

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief The streak has been snapped. After nearly five years and 36 straight Ohio Valley Conference wins, the Jacksonville State Football team finally lost a conference game, ending their run with a 37-14 loss at Southeast Missouri State on Saturday. The Gamecocks were just three wins shy of tying the mark of 39 conference wins in a row by Duquesne in the MAAC … Continue reading Streak Snapped: Gamecocks lose in OVC for first time since 2013

Gamecocks beat APSU in homecoming matchup

Baylee Morris, Sports Editor With the question of how the Gamecocks will do playing back to back games I think we all go our answer. Homecoming 2018 against the Austin Peay Governors was a hard fought and hard-won game. With the Gamecocks pulling out a 48-32 victory over the Govs. The 1st quarter started off rocky with the Governors going up 9-0 on JSU, but … Continue reading Gamecocks beat APSU in homecoming matchup

Gamecocks ready for first OVC matchup

Josh Gilbert , Sports Writer After their second bye week in only the first month of the season, the Jacksonville State football team is looking to continue the momentum they have after putting up record breaking numbers against Mississippi Valley State. “I thought we have handled the open weeks as best we could. We have gotten better, it is hard to tell because you don’t play … Continue reading Gamecocks ready for first OVC matchup

MAYES: Gamecocks face uncharted territory with season-opening loss

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2013. That was the last time that the Jacksonville State Gamecocks lost in the regular season to a non-FBS foe before Saturday night’s 20-17 heartbreaker at the hand of the defending HBCU champion North Carolina A&T. Not since Jimmy Garoppolo, current starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, torched the Gamecocks for a 52-14 victory has JSU felt the sting … Continue reading MAYES: Gamecocks face uncharted territory with season-opening loss

MAYES: Gamecocks must prove they belong on the national scene, in 2018 and beyond

  Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief By most estimations, 2017 was a great football season for Jacksonville State University. A 10-2 finish, a fourth consecutive Ohio Valley Conference Championship, and an ongoing league-record and Division I leading 32 straight conference victories? Most schools in the country would accept that season without a second thought. However, when you’ve had as much success as the Gamecocks have found on … Continue reading MAYES: Gamecocks must prove they belong on the national scene, in 2018 and beyond

Don’t pit Zerrick and Zion against each other

By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor Scroll through the Twitter feed. Rewind those highlight tapes. Talk to them after practice. You’ll see the praise. You’ll see that Zerrick Cooper and Zion Webb are good at a lot of things. Cooper was in Death Valley last Saturday for Clemson’s Spring Game and was honored alongside the seniors during halftime. Stop and think about that. Cooper, now a … Continue reading Don’t pit Zerrick and Zion against each other

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

Football takes home ‘solid’ recruiting class

  Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor The first Wednesday of February marks national signing day, when high school football recruits are able to officially sign with universities to continue their academic and athletic careers. Although an early signing period was added for December this season, the Gamecocks did their recruiting damage on Wednesday. “We feel really, really good about this class,” JSU Head Coach John Grass … Continue reading Football takes home ‘solid’ recruiting class

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 was selected as an Elite 11 finalist in 2015, a … Continue reading JSU football lands Clemson transfer Cooper