JACKSONVILLE ST. RUMORS

Joe Medley: Finally, Case’s program to get earned renovation

The baseball stadium renovation approved Monday by Jacksonville State’s Board of Trustees is long overdue, and count no coach more deserving of a return investment than Jim Case.
Via The Anniston Star - JSU
7 days ago

Joe Medley: OVC’s rest trying to catch OVC’s best

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Beth DeBauche paid proper homage to Jacksonville State’s recent football surge Monday.
Via The Anniston Star - JSU
7 days ago

JSU approves $7.5 million upgrade for baseball stadium

Jacksonville State officials agreed Monday to spend $7.5 million to upgrade the campus baseball stadium at Rudy Abbott Field.
Via The Anniston Star - JSU
7 days ago

OVC Notebook: Roc Thomas adjusting with his new team

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Transfer running back Roc Thomas is settling in well with his new team, Jacksonville State coach John Grass said Monday at the Ohio Valley Conference Media Day.
Via The Anniston Star - JSU
7 days ago

Jacksonville State preseason favorite again to win OVC title

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Losing in the national championship game, while playing poorly on offense, is all the motivation Jacksonville State coach John Grass has needed this offseason for his Gamecocks. Jacksonville State took a 12-game winning streak into the FCS title game in January only to leave with a 37-10 loss to North Dakota State. So being named the preseason favorite yet...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

After ‘rough’ offseason, Jenkins ready to add to his JSU legacy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It’s been a long seven months for Jacksonville State’s familiar No. 7.
Via The Anniston Star - JSU
7 days ago

OVC pick Jacksonville State seeks three-peat

(STATS) - How Jacksonville State simply reloads instead of rebuilds reflected on Ohio Valley Conference football media day Monday. The two-time defending champion Gamecocks lost eight seniors who made the All-OVC first team last season yet they still dominated in the conference's preseason selections. Jacksonville State, which has gone unbeaten in the OVC for two straight seasons...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacksonville State unanimous pick by OVC media

(STATS) - Two-time defending champion Jacksonville State was made a unanimous favorite Friday to capture another Ohio Valley Conference title in a vote by media members who cover the conference. Jacksonville State received all 16 first-place votes and 144 overall points to outdistance Eastern Kentucky, which received 119 points. Last year, Jacksonville State went 8-0 in conference...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Auburn RB transfers to Jacksonville State

(STATS) - Jacksonville State football coach John Grass and former Auburn running back Roc Thomas have reunited for the 2016 season. Grass coached Thomas at Oxford High School in Alabama before he left for Jacksonville State, first as offensive coordinator and now in his third season as head coach. Thomas, a 5-foot-10, 203-pound junior, joined the Gamecocks on Monday when he signed...
Via Fox Sports
June 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Auburn Announces Transfer Of Former 5-Star Running Back Roc Thomas

It was reported last week that Auburn running back Roc Thomas was transferring out of the program and headed to Jacksonville State.  The news became official today.  The Tigers announced this afternoon that Thomas, a 5-foot-10, 203-pound junior from Oxford, Ala., is transferring.  Roc Thomas has been granted release by Auburn, will transfer to Jacksonville State pic.twitter.com...
Via College Spun
May 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Auburn RB Roc Thomas, Former 5-Star Recruit, Transferring To Jacksonville State

Auburn junior running back Roc Thomas, a former five-star recruit who rushed for 261 yards and one touchdown a year ago, will be leaving the Tigers, according to AuburnSports.com’s Jay G. Tate. Thomas is headed to Jacksonville State, where he’ll be eligible to play immediately. Thomas, a 5-foot-10, 200-pound tailback, has two years of eligibility remaining. “Roc Thomas is...
Via College Spun
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

JSU's Fanning denied sixth season of eligibility

(STATS) - Former Jacksonville State defensive end LaMichael Fanning is trying to find his way onto an NFL roster this year after the NCAA denied his petition for a sixth season of eligibility. Fanning petitioned for the extra year after he missed most of his senior season last year, suffering an ACL tear in JSU's first game. The Ohio Valley Conference champion Gamecocks eventually...
Via Fox Sports
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Jacksonville State's James Green out as basketball coach

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) James Green won't return as Jacksonville State's basketball coach next season. Jacksonville State said in a news release on Tuesday that both sides ''mutually agreed'' to end Green's eight-year tenure. The former Southern Miss and Mississippi Valley State head coach went 89-153 and only made the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament twice. Green also led Jacksonville...
Via Associated Press
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Jacksonville St. not taking it easy in 2016

(STATS) - The addition of two of the more intriguing FCS non-conference games of the 2016 season are highlights of Jacksonville State's 11-game schedule that was announced Tuesday. The Gamecocks, who went 13-2 as the national runners-up this past season, will host Coastal Carolina on Sept. 17 and visit Liberty on Sept. 24 in preparation for the Ohio Valley Conference, where they...
Via Associated Press
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Jacksonville State 'moving forward' with Jenkins case

(STATS) - Not being in violation of Jacksonville State University's student code of conduct following his recent arrest was a positive for FCS All-America quarterback Eli Jenkins. Jenkins, 21, still faces a March 1 court date in Alabama and the charge of third-degree domestic violence following his Jan. 20 arrest on campus because of an argument with a 22-year-old woman. The charge...
Via Associated Press
February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Jacksonville State QB Eli Jenkins arrested after domestic violence call

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks had a highly successful season in 2015. The team went 10-1 in the regular season with their only loss being to the Auburn Tigers and then advanced to the national championship where they fell to North Dakota State, 37-10. A big part of their success this season was quarterback Eli Jenkins, who will be returning for the 2016 season. It looks like he...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Jacksonville State QB Jenkins arrested

(STATS) - Jacksonville State's All-America quarterback Eli Jenkins was arrested early Wednesday morning after police responded to a call of domestic violence at an apartment complex on the university's Alabama campus. Jenkins, the 21-year-old standout who recently helped Jacksonville State to a national runner-up finish in the FCS, was scheduled to be held in the city jail for...
Via Associated Press
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

North Dakota St. tops Jacksonville St. to win fifth straight FCS title

FRISCO, Texas -- That record number of FCS championships now fills an entire hand with celebratory rings.What better way for North Dakota State's dynasty to conk an opponent over the head.The Bison became the first team in NCAA history to win five straight national titles Saturday as they overwhelmed top-seeded Jacksonville State 37-10 before 21,836 at Toyota Stadium.There was little...
Via Fox Sports
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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