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Team: Jacksonville State Gamecocks Football
League: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision, Ohio Valley Conference
Home Games: Burgess-Snow Field At JSU Stadium
Head Coach: John Grass
Conference Titles: 20
All-Time Greats: Eric Davis, James Shaw, Keith McKeller, Pierre Warren, Alvin Wright
Rivals: Samford, Troy
Jacksonville State Gamecocks Football TicketsThe Jacksonville State Gamecocks football team got its start as the Eagle Owls. At that time, Troy University and Samford University were the Owls' biggest rivals. Before the 1947 season began, Jacksonville State changed the team's mascot and name as well as the players’ uniform colors to red and white from blue and gold. Home games take place at Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium in Jacksonville, Ala. Like many other college football teams, it began as an independent team. In 2003, the squad joined the Ohio Valley Conference. The Gamecocks have made four national championship appearances. It lost the first three but won the last one in 1992 when the team had an overall record of 12-1-1. It earned 22 conference championships, including four of them that are shared. Some of its former players have played in the NFL, including Keith McKeller, Pierre Warren and Alvin Wright. StubHub is your source for Jacksonville State Gamecocks football tickets.
Where do the Jacksonville State Gamecocks play?All home Jacksonville State Gamecocks football games are held at Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium in Jacksonville, Ala. The stadium is a multi-purpose facility that was also home to the Jacksonville High School Golden Eagles football team. It has a capacity of 24,000 thanks to a few upgrades, renovations and expansions made to the venue throughout the years. The first game was played on November 15, 1947. The stadium saw record attendance of 23,944 on September 23, 2017, against the Liberty Flames.
Who is Jacksonville State Gamecocks football’s head coach?John Grass has been the head coach for the Jacksonville State Gamecocks football team since 2014. He hails from Jacksonville State and brought over 20 years of coaching experience to the table when he was given the head coach position for the 2014 season. At the high school level, he holds an overall record of 123–60. At the college level, he holds an overall record of 52–12 at the end of the 2018 season. From 2014–2018, he has led his team to five championships in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Who are some notable players from Jacksonville State Gamecocks football?Several former Jacksonville State Gamecocks Football players have been signed or drafted by NFL teams, including Eric Davis, James Shaw and Keith McKeller for teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints. Running back Troymaine D. Pope plays for the Los Angeles Chargers, and Terry Woodrow Owens played for the San Diego Chargers.
How is the tailgating scene at Jacksonville State Gamecocks games?There is tailgating permitted on home Jacksonville State Gamecocks football game days. The scene is full of things to do, people to see and food to enjoy. Spots can be reserved ahead of time. The tailgating area is called THE ROOST! It is located at the lawn area in front of the Theron Montgomery Building. Students can tailgate at the lot by the Dillon Field. The pre-game festivities begin at 10 a.m. on game day.
What are the top games this year for Jacksonville State Gamecocks football?The top Jacksonville State Gamecocks football games to attend are when the Gamecocks play against its rivals. Samford has been Jacksonville State's rival since 1904. The Gamecocks' rivalry with Troy is intense, too. It used to be called the “ ”Battle for the Ol' School Bell.“ ” Other games of interest in 2019 will take place when Eastern Ky., Murray State and Tennessee State play at Burgess-Snow Field against the Gamecocks.
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