The Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees has given approval Monday for construction of a new baseball stadium after receiving a combined private gift of $2 million to help fund the project.

Jacksonville State University’s Marching Southerners will have the opportunity to perform at LSU’s Death Valley on Sept. 10 after all, according to the band’s director.

The Jacksonville State football program got another big addition on Monday, when running back Roc Thomas signed his financial aid agreement to join the Gamecocks.

JACKSON, Tenn. - The Jacksonville State baseball team was a win from claiming its fifth Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Tournament Championship, but Southeast Missouri proved why it won the regular season with a pair of wins on Sunday to win the 2016 OVC Baseball Championship.

After closing out the regular season with a sweep of UT Martin, the Jacksonville State baseball team has turned its attention to the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship this week in Jackson, Tennessee.

Pleasant Valley closed out its spring football practices with two quarters of varsity play, one of junior varsity and one quarter of junior high in jamboree action against Pisgah Saturday afternoon at Jacksonville State.

The city pool will open Saturday and will open daily through Aug. 9. It will be open weekends only Aug. 10-Sept. 5. Admission is $3 person for all ages.

Nine days of spring football practice came to a close for Jacksonville’s Golden Eagles on Saturday. The Eagles downed St. Clair County 27-7 in a two-quarter varsity jamboree at Jacksonville State’s Burgess-Snow Field.

Jacksonville State will play in the Auburn Regional beginning Friday at Jane B. Moore Field, where the Gamecocks will face the No. 4 Tigers at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN3.

The Gamecocks held off Belmont for a 2-1 win that swept the series and the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference season, capping a 26-0 conference record and just the second unbeaten OVC season in league history. Tennessee Tech went 17-0 in 1994, nine games fewer than JSU’s unprecedented run.

The OVC’s regular-season champions, the Gamecocks (37-14, 26-0 OVC) wrapped up an historic weekend that started by giving head coach Jana McGinnis her 800th win with a doubleheader sweep of the Bruins (19-35, 11-16 OVC) on Saturday. They called on one of their two seniors on Senior Day Sunday, and she responded.

The Jacksonville State softball team continued its winning ways on Sunday, remaining unbeaten in Ohio Valley Conference Play with a 13-2 win over Eastern Kentucky.

Jacksonville State edged Murray State twice on Sunday to sweep another Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader and extend its win streak in league play to a conference-record 25 games.

Former Jacksonville State standout and Ohio Valley Conference Champion Danny Willett won his first professional event on U.S. soil on Sunday and it was on the game’s biggest stage.

Whitney Gillespie tossed her first career no-hitter and the Gamecock offense played long ball on Sunday, when the Jacksonville State softball team run-ruled Tennessee State 11-0 and capped the three-game series sweep.

After a few days of inactivity last week in the early part of spring break, the Jacksonville Golden Eagles returned to baseball activities at home Friday and split a doubleheader with visiting Randolph County. The Eagles took the first game 8-5 and dropped the second 5-4 in eight innings.

Pleasant Valley bounced back from an opening-game loss early Saturday morning to capture the consolation bracket championship in the annual Cherokee Invitational softball tournament in Centre. The Raiders were schedule to play two games Friday evening and two more Saturday but spongy grounds forced tournament host Spring Garden to reschedule half of Friday’s games for Saturday.