Gamecock Volleyball looks to bounce back in conference play

JP Wood, Sports Writer The Gamecocks non-conference schedule came to a disappointing close in Troy this weekend. Jax State (7-6) started strong on day one with a 3-1 win over Florida A&M, but fell to Troy and Kennesaw State on the second day of the tournament. Against FAMU, Kaylee Frears (19 kills) and Jade Humphrey(17 digs) led the charge, with Frears hitting an impressive .586 on … Continue reading Gamecock Volleyball looks to bounce back in conference play

JSU sweeps Gamecock Classic

JP Wood, Sports Writer After a rough trip to the Grand Canyon, JSU volleyball (6-4) righted the ship with a strong showing at the Gamecock Invitational in Gadsden. An exciting match Friday morning versus the Bradley Braves resulted in the Gamecocks handing them only their second loss of the season. Four Gamecocks tallied double digit kills: Lena Kindermann(15), Mackenzie Rombach(14), Sadie Anderson(10), and Addie Halverson(10). Lexie … Continue reading JSU sweeps Gamecock Classic

Jax State soccer looking to gain momentum

Garrett Sanders, Sports Writer Last week, the Gamecocks had a series of matchups against a couple of in-state foes, Troy University and Samford University. Not only did JSU have that, but they also had a road to trip to Macon, Georgia to take Mercer University. Despite the busy weekend for the JSU Soccer team, it looked like things would be in their favor. This team had … Continue reading Jax State soccer looking to gain momentum

Gamecock Soccer squares off with in-state rivals

Garrett Sanders, Sports Writer Last Friday night, the Gamecocks had a very intriguing matchup against an in-state rival, the University of North Alabama Lions. UNA, one of the hottest soccer teams in the state of Alabama, was looking to win their fifth straight game. Unfortunately for the Gamecocks, talent in this one would show who was the better team. The Gamecocks were overmatched on defense. The … Continue reading Gamecock Soccer squares off with in-state rivals

After strong start, Gamecocks prepare for weekend action

JP Wood, Sports Writer The Todd Garvey era has begun for JSU volleyball. The Gamecocks opened their season last weekend at home in the Jax State Invitational, in which they went 3-1 with wins over North Alabama, Lamar, and Mercer. The sole loss came to Little Rock, who finished the tournament 4-0. Aside from new head coach Todd Garvey, JSU’s 2018 squad will feature six newcomers. … Continue reading After strong start, Gamecocks prepare for weekend action

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

Giga earns NBA shot with 76ers

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief Former Jacksonville State Men’s Basketball Standout Norbertas Giga will get his first NBA shot with the Philadelphia 76ers. After Giga participated in the team’s summer minicamp, the 76ers released their roster for the NBA’s annual summer league competiton in Las Vegas, and the seven-footer from Lithuania found his name on the list. Giga will compete alongside players like 76ers first round picks … Continue reading Giga earns NBA shot with 76ers

Gamecock Guide 2018: A golden age of JSU Athletics

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief When JSU’s freshman class of 2022 arrives on campus this fall, it will be doing so during one of the most successful periods for Gamecock athletics. Jacksonville State’s sports teams compete at the highest level of collegiate sports, NCAA’s Division I, with the football team competing in the Football Championship Subdivision of Division I. Football is perhaps the king of all sports in … Continue reading Gamecock Guide 2018: A golden age of JSU Athletics

Gamecocks defeat Georgia Tech with 9th-inning walk-off winner

Alexus Jimmerson (22) talks to Ryann Luna (26) after an at bat Tuesday against Georgia Tech. Luna hit the game-winning single in the ninth inning against the Yellow Jackets. (Katy Nowak/JSU) Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor The Jacksonville State Softball squad took a break from their OVC schedule to take on the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech Tuesday night at Choccolocco Park, and the result was … Continue reading Gamecocks defeat Georgia Tech with 9th-inning walk-off winner

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 start from Garrett Farmer, then finishing the day in walk-off … Continue reading Gamecocks take two out of three over SEMO