JACKSONVILLE — Siran Neal, still wearing most of his uniform, with a tall sprig of hair finally freed from a helmet and standing upright, took a seat behind a table in a sixth-floor room in the Jacksonville State press box.
In the Jacksonville State football game notes, a list — 14 bullet points long (but could be longer if past weekly honors were added) — takes up nearly two inches of space in the players section.
JACKSONVILLE — What a pitiful, painful sight Shaq Davidson must have been this time last fall, hobbling along on the hilly, tree-lined University of South Carolina campus that sprawls across downtown Columbia.
JACKSONVILLE — If you’re lined up facemask-to-facemask with Jacksonville State’s Desmond Owino down in the dungeon where linemen work, you’re liable to hear this:
JACKSONVILLE — On Monday morning, Eli Jenkins ran into a few Jacksonville State softball players who told him how they stood for all of the Gamecocks’ 27-26 home football win over Coastal Carolina.
JACKSONVILLE -- The fourth-ranked Jacksonville State Gamecocks survived an intense fourth quarter to beat No. 17-ranked Coastal Carolina 27-26 at home Saturday afternoon.
JACKSONVILLE — After extensive research — thanks Wikipedia! — we can report that Saturday's game between the Jacksonville State Gamecocks and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers is the only scheduled meeting this season between teams nicknamed for roosters.
JACKSONVILLE — It was just one of those routine, stuff-happens moments during practice. Jacksonville State safety Marlon Bridges instinctively dove for a football during a drill last week.
JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville State just lost 34-13 to LSU, a back-to-normal result for even a strong FCS program facing a Power Five FBS program.
JACKSONVILLE — Nothing ahead but green grass and an end zone, and no objects in the rear-view mirror that were closer than they appeared. Could it be any sweeter?