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

Brown: Drumwright is the leader the Gamecocks needed

By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor Malcolm Drumwright has been through it all during the last four years. At a school, not only 2,000 miles away from his home in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., but also a football powerhouse trying to establish itself inside a basketball conference, Drumwright has helped do what many believe would be impossible — bring relevance to the Gamecock men’s basketball program. The … Continue reading Brown: Drumwright is the leader the Gamecocks needed

Gamecocks hold off UT Martin for fourth consecutive OVC title

Timothy Cash, Sports Editor  No 2 Jacksonville State claimed their fourth-straight Ohio Valley Conference championship Saturday, squeaking by UT Martin 14-7. The Gamecocks also extended their OVC-win streak to 31, and picked up the OVC’s automatic FCS playoff birth. “I’m proud of this team for getting us right where we want to be at the end of the season,” head coach John Grass said after the … Continue reading Gamecocks hold off UT Martin for fourth consecutive OVC title

I Love Basketball: Following JSU’s run to the NCAA Tournament

.@JSU_MBB wins the tip, and we are underway! pic.twitter.com/TLV6SNukvx — Daniel Mayes (@DMayes34) March 17, 2017 Daniel Mayes, Staff Writer I love basketball. I am a big fan of all sports and consume sports media at a somewhat-maybe-probably unhealthy level, but something about basketball sets it apart from the others for me. However, as a 5-foot-9-inch, un-athletic student at Fyffe High School (yes, it is … Continue reading I Love Basketball: Following JSU’s run to the NCAA Tournament

JSU’s NCAA Tourney destination set

Daniel Mayes, Staff Reporter It’s set. In their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance, the Jacksonville State men’s basketball team will take on the Louisville Cardinals. The OVC champion Gamecocks were named the 15-seed in the Midwest region and they will matchup with 2-seeded Louisville of the ACC in Indianapolis on Friday. “Everyone’s excited.” JSU senior guard Greg Tucker said after the announcement. “It’s a great … Continue reading JSU’s NCAA Tourney destination set

Dances with Gamecocks: JSU defeats UT Martin to win OVC, secure spot in NCAA Tourney

  Daniel Mayes, Staff Reporter “We left Jacksonville with one thing in mind,” Coach Ray Harper said. “We didn’t come here to play one game; we came here on a mission.” Mission accomplished. Jacksonville State took down UT Martin 66-55 in the Ohio Valley Tournament Final on Saturday night to secure JSU’s first OVC title and the program’s first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. … Continue reading Dances with Gamecocks: JSU defeats UT Martin to win OVC, secure spot in NCAA Tourney

OVC Champs clinch playoff birth

The No. 3 Jacksonville State Gamecocks defeated Eastern Illinois 27-20 to claim the Ohio Valley Conference Championship and clinch a playoff spot in the FCS Playoffs. The Gamecocks are now 9-1 overall and 7-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference. This is the first time in school history that Jacksonville State has posted a perfect 7-0 in the OVC. Jacksonville State head coach John Grass has the … Continue reading OVC Champs clinch playoff birth