Gamecocks can’t hang late with ‘Noles

Grant Benefield, Chanty Sports Reporter JSU women’s basketball faced their first of two Power-five opponents on the 2017-18 docket Sunday, and fell 75-51 to the visiting 18th ranked Florida State Seminoles. Despite the loss, the Gamecocks (1-1) gave the ‘Noles (2-0) all they could handle in the first half of play, and even led FSU 17-13 … Continue reading Gamecocks can’t hang late with ‘Noles

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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 … Continue reading Gamecocks hold off UT Martin for fourth consecutive OVC title

JSU stomps Spiders to earn 2-0 start

Daniel Mayes, Chanticleer Sports Reporter Dominating. That’s the word that best describes the start to the 2017-18 season for the Jacksonville State Men’s basketball squad. The Gamecocks downed Tennessee Wesleyan 100-42 in the regular season opener on Friday night, marking the first time Jacksonville State scored 100 or more points in the regular season since … Continue reading JSU stomps Spiders to earn 2-0 start

Women’s Basketball impresses in preseason exhibition against Alabama-Huntsville

Grant Benefield, Chanty Sports Reporter In a final tune-up before kicking off their regular season on the 10th, Jacksonville State women’s basketball defeated Alabama-Huntsville 63-47 at home on Sunday. Despite having to replace three of last year’s starters and welcome seven new faces to the team, the Gamecocks exercised superb ball control against the Chargers, taking … Continue reading Women’s Basketball impresses in preseason exhibition against Alabama-Huntsville

JSU finds success with two-quarterback system

Daniel Mayes, Chanticleer Sports Reporter A quarterback controversy can often cause tension and even tear apart a football team, but for Jacksonville State, having multiple quarterbacks that can play is not a problem but a weapon. In Saturday’s 31-10 victory over Liberty, the Gamecocks alternated quarterbacks, with usual starter Bryant Horn playing the first two … Continue reading JSU finds success with two-quarterback system

Making champions: the legacy of Coach John Grass

Daniel Mayes, Staff Writer Coach John Grass was hired as the offensive coordinator at Jacksonville State University’s football program for the 2013 season. A head coach veteran of various Alabama high schools, Grass made his first foray into the college ranks at his alma mater when new head coach Bill Clark was brought in after … Continue reading Making champions: the legacy of Coach John Grass