Reflections of the Sports Editor

  Timothy Cash, Sports Editor When most people think about The Chanticleer they think it’s just another college newspaper. When I think about you, though, I think about so much more than that. To me, The Chanticleer means family. I worked that first semester with Marie, Adam Higgins and Katelyn “Bug” Schneider. Soon, graduation seasons led to Katie Cline, Alissa Camplin and Rebekah Hawkins becoming … Continue reading Reflections of the Sports Editor

Battle of the birds: JSU hosts Kennesaw State in the FCS second round action

Timothy Cash, Sports Editor If Jacksonville State’s football team had to choose what they liked best about their No. 3 seed in the playoff, most of the guys would say it is the respect they got from the Championship Committee. Then, they would probably say the bye week. After having two early bye weeks at the beginning of the season, the Gamecocks had to tackle then … Continue reading Battle of the birds: JSU hosts Kennesaw State in the FCS second round action

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

Gamecock Football breaks OVC record with win over EKU

Timothy Cash, Sports Editor Jacksonville State accomplished something no other Ohio Valley Conference team has been able to accomplish: win 27 consecutive conference games. The 41-25 win came over Eastern Kentucky, who held the previous record of 26 straight from 1992 to 1995, in front of 18,045 fans at Burgess-Snow Field. “I think this is a pat on the back to the guys that have built … Continue reading Gamecock Football breaks OVC record with win over EKU

Jacksonville State douses the Flames

Timothy Cash, Sports Editor After a slow offensive start on Saturday, Jacksonville State’s defense led the Gamecocks to a 31-10 win over Liberty in a record-breaking home opener at Burgess-Snow Field. Jacksonville State (2-1) hosted 23,944 fans on Saturday, breaking the previous record of 23,692, set during the 2015 postseason when JSU topped Sam Houston 62-10. “This was a really good atmosphere,” head coach John … Continue reading Jacksonville State douses the Flames

Raisin’ the Pete: Coach Ray Harper breathes life into JSU’s basketball program

Timothy Cash, Sports Editor Believe it or not, Jacksonville State University was once in the upper echelon of the basketball world. The men that played in Pete Mathews coliseum were constantly in postseason discussions during the 1980s. However, since that time, the men in “The Pete” have fallen on hard times. This season is different. It is much-needed breath of fresh air for the Gamecocks. … Continue reading Raisin’ the Pete: Coach Ray Harper breathes life into JSU’s basketball program

Gamecock baseball tops Alabama 2-1

Timothy Cash, Sports Editor Jacksonville State (5-2) needed extra innings, but the Gamecocks left Tuscaloosa with a 2-1 win over in-state rival Alabama (3-5). In the 10th inning, Taylor Hawthorne scored from third base on a wild pitch to give JSU a one-run lead over the Crimson Tide. Justin Hoyt ended the game for JSU, holding Alabama scoreless in the bottom of the inning to … Continue reading Gamecock baseball tops Alabama 2-1

JSU tops in-state foe Troy 8-7 in 16

After a hard battle with the Troy Trojans (20-13) that lasted 16 innings, Jacksonville State (22-10) was able to leave Iddle-Pace field in Troy, Ala. with a win. The Gamecocks were first on the board Tuesday night. Paschal Petrongolo hit a single down the middle in the first inning that allowed Gavin Golsan to score, and advance Clayton Daniel to move to third base. Josh … Continue reading JSU tops in-state foe Troy 8-7 in 16

Former Gamecock Weillett wins Masters

Former Gamecock Danny Willett won the Masters Golf Tournament Sunday at Augusta National in Augusta, Ga. Willett, who was a standout, and all-OVC play in 2006 and 2007, shot a 67 on the final day. Jordan Spieth, who he trailed for the entire tournament, awarded him his green jacket. A breakdown by Spieth on the final day allowed Willett to take the lead thanks to … Continue reading Former Gamecock Weillett wins Masters

Baseball falls to Samford 6-7

Jacksonville State (16-7) fell to the Samford Bulldogs (14-11) 7-6 at Rudy Abbott Field. Samford managed to get on the board first Tuesday evening. The Bulldogs’ Heath Quinn was able to score thanks to a single by Austin Edens in the first inning. JSU tied the game in the second inning. Joseph Jordan was able to cross over home plate due to Clayton Daniel’s single … Continue reading Baseball falls to Samford 6-7