Jacksonville State Gamecocks
|Jacksonville State Gamecocks|
|University||Jacksonville State University|
|Conference||Ohio Valley Conference|
|NCAA||Division I FCS|
|Athletic director||Greg Seitz|
|Football stadium||Burgess-Snow Field|
|Basketball arena||Pete Mathews Coliseum|
|Baseball stadium||Rudy Abbott Field|
|Colors||Red and White
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) and competes at the NCAA Division I level including the Football Championship Subdivision. The JSU mascot is Cocky the Gamecock, and the school colors are red and white. 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.
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.
|Men's Intercollegiate Sports||Team article||Head Coach||Women's Intercollegiate Sports||Team article||Head Coach||Co-ed Intercollegiate Sports||Team article||Head Coach|
|Baseball||Gamecocks baseball||Jim Case||Basketball||—||Rick Pietri||Rifle [v 1]||—||Ron Frost|
|Basketball||Gamecocks men's basketball||James Green||Beach volleyball [v 2]||—||Terry Gamble|
|Cross Country||—||Steve Ray||Cross Country||—||Steve Ray|
|Football||Gamecocks football||John Grass||Golf||—||James Hobbs|
|Golf||—||James Hobbs||Soccer||—||Neil Macdonald|
|Tennis||—||Andres Amores||Softball||Gamecocks softball||Jana McGinnis|
|Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor)||—||Steve Ray|
- Rifle is technically a men's sport, but men's, women's, and coed teams all compete against each other.
- Beach volleyball is a fully sanctioned NCAA sport which will have its first national championship in the spring of 2016. JSU added the sport for the Spring of 2016 and is currently an independent.
- 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
- Jacksonville State University Style Guide & Identification Standards Manual (PDF). Retrieved 2016-04-03.
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- "NCAA Combined Championship Summary (through July 1, 2015)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 25, 2015. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
- "Gamecocks". Jacksonville State University Athletics. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
- "NCAA DII, DIII membership approves Sand Volleyball as 90th championship". NCAA. January 17, 2015. Retrieved April 2, 2015.