Jacksonville State Gamecocks

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Jacksonville State Gamecocks
University Jacksonville State University
Conference Ohio Valley Conference
NCAA Division I / FCS
Athletic director Greg Seitz
Location Jacksonville, Alabama
Varsity teams 15
Football stadium Burgess-Snow Field
Basketball arena Pete Mathews Coliseum
Baseball stadium Rudy Abbott Field
Nickname Gamecocks
Colors Red and White[1]
Website jsugamecocksports.com
Jacksonville State Gamecocks wordmark.svg

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are the intercollegiate athletic teams of Jacksonville State University (JSU) located in Jacksonville, Alabama, United States. The Gamecocks athletic program is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC)[2] and competes at the NCAA Division I[3] level including the Football Championship Subdivision. The JSU mascot is Cocky the Gamecock, and the school colors are red and white.[4] Gamecock teams have won six NCAA national championships in four sports, and, along with Wisconsin–Whitewater, is one of only two schools to win titles in baseball, basketball, and football.[5][6]

Sports sponsored[edit]

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Beach volleyball
Cross country Cross country
Football Golf
Golf Soccer
Tennis Softball
Track and field
Co-ed sports
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor.

Jacksonville State athletics began with the 1903 State Normal School (SNS) football team and was the domain of men only until women's sports were added in 1982. The SNS teams were known as the Eagle Owls, and the school colors were blue and gold. In 1946, the school's name was changed to Jacksonville Teachers College, and the team name and colors were also changed to the current Gamecocks and red and white.[4]

A member of the Ohio Valley Conference, Jacksonville State University sponsors teams in six men's, ten women's, and one co-ed NCAA sanctioned sports:[7]

NCAA national championships[6][edit]

  • 1984 Division II Women's Gymnastics
  • 1985 Division II Men's Basketball
  • 1985 Division II Women's Gymnastics
  • 1990 Division II Baseball
  • 1991 Division II Baseball
  • 1992 Division II Football


  1. ^ Jacksonville State University Style Guide & Identification Standards Manual (PDF). Retrieved April 3, 2016. 
  2. ^ "OVC Member Institutions". Ohio Valley Conference. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Jacksonville State University". NCAA. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "WHY WE ARE THE GAMECOCKS". Jacksonville State University Athletics. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  5. ^ "JAX STATE: NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP U". Jacksonville State University Athletics. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "NCAA Combined Championship Summary (through July 1, 2015)" (PDF). Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Gamecocks". Jacksonville State University Athletics. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 

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