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Grass: OVC power Jacksonville State is 'blue collar'

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15 days ago

Coach quiets the skeptics, leads Jacksonville St to tourney

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Ray Harper heard friends and colleagues cracking that a coach couldn't win in basketball at Jacksonville State before they even knew he was considering giving it a shot himself. Instead of making him leery of the move, the Gamecocks' dismal track record as a Division I program appealed to Harper's penchant for trying to prove people wrong. It didn't take...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2017  |  Discuss

NCAA newcomer! Jacksonville State wins Ohio Valley crown

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Greg Tucker scored all 14 of his points in the first half and Jacksonville State upset UT Martin 66-55 Saturday night in the Ohio Valley Conference championship game to earn its first NCAA Tournament berth. A former Division II program, this was the first time the Gamecocks (20-14) had even reached the OVC Tournament final since joining the league for the...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2017  |  Discuss

The first ticket to the 2017 NCAA Tournament has been punched

We have our first automatic qualifier for this year's NCAA Tournament, and in true March form, they're a bit of a Cinderella story.Welcome to the Big Dance Jacksonville State, which beat UT-Martin 66-55 in the Ohio Valley Conference championship game Saturday night to clinch their first ever NCAA Tournament bid. They also became the first team to qualify for the 2017 Big Dance.For...
Via FOX Sports
March 04, 2017

Jacksonville St beats SE Missouri St, moves to OVC semis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Erik Durham scored 16 points, added 11 rebounds, and No. 4 seed Jacksonville State rolled over Southeast Missouri State 74-51 and into the semifinal round of the of the Ohio Valley Tournament on Thursday night. The win is Jacksonville State's first in the conference tourney since 2012. The Gamecocks (18-14) will face-off against top seed Belmont on Friday...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Auburn adds former Jacksonville State center

(STATS) - Some former Auburn players have transferred to Jacksonville State's program in recent seasons. Casey Dunn has made the move the other way. The two-time FCS All-America center has joined Auburn's program as a graduate transfer. He won't participate in the Tigers' upcoming spring practices, but he's expected to compete for a starting job this season. The 6-foot-3, 290...
Via FOX Sports
February 23, 2017

Jacksonville State downs Tennessee State 63-57

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) Greg Tucker scored 24 points and Jacksonville State downed Tennessee State 63-57 on Saturday. Tucker was 5 of 9 from the floor including four from distance for the Gamecocks (16-12, 8-5 OVC). Malcolm Drumwright added 14 points, Tyrik Edwards had 10 points and Erik Durham had nine points and eight boards. Tucker sank two 3-pointers, a jumper and three free...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2017  |  Discuss

JSU softball: Fun is now for Gamecocks before games start Friday

JACKSONVILLE — The games come later, but for Jacksonville State’s softball team, the fun came Sunday afternoon as the Gamecocks hosted their annual fan day.
Via The Anniston Star - JSU
February 05, 2017

JSU men: Gamecocks win again on the road

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — A career performance from freshman Tyrik Edwards led the Jacksonville State men's basketball team to a 72-61 victory at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Saturday.
Via The Anniston Star - JSU
February 04, 2017

JSU women: Gamecocks lose another close one

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — The Jacksonville State women's basketball team overcame a second-half double-digit deficit on the road Saturday before falling to SIU-Edwardsville 69-62.
Via The Anniston Star - JSU
February 04, 2017

JSU recruiting: Handley safety joins Gamecocks

Jacksonville State’s 2017 football signee class keeps growing.
Via The Anniston Star - JSU
February 03, 2017

Jacksonville State recruiting: Grass respects 'competitive nature' of Hayes, Langley

JACKSONVILLE — Of all the things to like about the two Piedmont High players JSU signed on Wednesday, JSU coach John Grass most likes the program from which they came.
Via The Anniston Star - JSU
February 02, 2017

JSU men’s: Gamecocks bounce back from two-game skid with convincing win

JACKSONVILLE — Ray Harper felt his team’s last two games were winnable, but his Jacksonville State Gamecocks couldn’t hold on during the second half.
Via The Anniston Star - JSU
February 01, 2017

Jacksonville State builds with recruiting class

(STATS) - Jacksonville State may not need to add many transfers the way it's dominated in the Ohio Valley Conference. In a conference often with many transfers, the Gamecocks have posted three straight perfect records. On Wednesday, fourth-year coach John Grass built for the future, including only one transfer in a 23-member signing class - four of whom who already were on campus...
Via FOX Sports
February 01, 2017

Jacksonville State recruiting: A capsule look at all 23 new Gamecocks

Jacksonville State’s 2017 recruiting class includes 23 players:
Via The Anniston Star - JSU
February 01, 2017

UPDATED: Jacksonville State recruiting, a capsule look at all 25 new Gamecocks

Jacksonville State’s 2017 recruiting class includes 23 players:
Via The Anniston Star - JSU
February 01, 2017

JSU women: Gamecocks suffer another setback in conference play

JACKSONVILLE — Rick Pietri wasn’t ready to say if it’s “backs against the wall” time for his team following their seventh conference loss, but that time might be approaching quickly.
Via The Anniston Star - JSU
February 01, 2017

JSU women: Buchanon’s shot at buzzer propels Gamecocks

JACKSONVILLE — Big-time players make big-time plays when their backs are against the wall and Lacey Buchanon did exactly that Saturday afternoon.
Via The Anniston Star - JSU
January 28, 2017

JSU men: With Giga out and shooters off, Gamecocks fall at home

JACKSONVILLE — It just wasn’t Jacksonville State’s night against Eastern Kentucky on Thursday night.
Via The Anniston Star - JSU
January 26, 2017

JSU men: Gamecocks get first win at Tennessee State's arena

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Jacksonville State men's basketball team earned the program's first Ohio Valley Conference win at the Gentry Center on Saturday with an 86-79 victory over Tennessee State.
Via The Anniston Star - JSU
January 21, 2017

JSU women: Gamecocks fall on the road

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Jacksonville State women's basketball team suffered a 64-51 loss to Tennessee State on Saturday inside TSU's Gentry Center.
Via The Anniston Star - JSU
January 21, 2017

Belmont wins 8th straight, 77-60 over Jacksonville State

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Amanze Egekeze hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 26 points and Belmont won its eighth straight with a 77-60 win over Jacksonville State on Thursday night. Evan Bradds finished with 24 points for the Bruins (12-4, 6-0 Ohio Valley), who have won eight of their last nine against Jacksonville State. Egekeze and Bradds each added 10 and 13 rebounds,...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

JSU softball: Gamecocks picked to repeat as OVC champions

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Fresh off an unbeaten Ohio Valley Conference season, the Jacksonville State softball team has been picked to repeat as champions in 2017.
Via The Anniston Star - JSU
January 19, 2017

JSU women: Gamecocks lose another heartbreaker

JACKSONVILLE -- Another game, another close loss.
Via The Anniston Star - JSU
January 18, 2017

Jacksonville State beats D-II Fort Valley State 81-69

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) Erik Durham, Malcolm Drumwright and Christian Cunningham all had double-doubles and Jacksonville State beat Division II Fort Valley State 81-69 on Tuesday night. It was the first time that three Jacksonville State (11-8) players had double-doubles in the same game in nearly eight years. Cunningham had 17 points and 12 rebounds, Durham added 12 and 14 and...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2017  |  Discuss
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