Random Notes

*A little more information on Alex Anderson, a true point guard from Memphis, that has signed with the Gamecocks. Anderson was a 3 Star rated player by Rivals and chose JSU over offers from EKU, MTSU and SEMO. Wait- Anderson chose JSU over an offer from a school in the mighty Sunbelt- that can’t be right. *The Gamecocks have won their 5th OVC title in Women’s Golf. Old timers will remember when Coach Hobbs was the assistant basketball coach, constantly exhorting the players to “work, work.” *Does anyone know if the Gamecocks are going to get Derrick Lott, a defensive end that announced he was transferring from Georgia? Lott took a visit to JSU, but no word since then. *Speaking of football, no game looks bigger next year than the road trip to EKU. The Colonels have beaten the Gamecocks twice in a row and return a boatload of talent. While it is impossible to get over the manner in which the Gamecocks lost the game last year, EKU had a pretty good team. In the first game of the 2011 season, they led a very good Kansas State team very late in the game. Their loss in that game was similar to the Gamecocks loss at FSU a few years back. *While much has been written about the EKU collapse, the way the team went on the road following that gut wrenching loss to win their last two games is a great credit to them. It would have been easy to quit. Nevertheless, if there is one area the team must improve on next year its putting games away. The Gamecocks have squandered leads during the last two seasons to Tennessee Tech and EKU that have cost them dearly, but there have been numerous other games where JSU seemed to be in control and then let the game get uncomfortably close. The EIU, UT Martin and Murray games during the 2010 season were prime examples. Last year, Georgia State made a late game run. *After uncharacteristic slow starts, the JSU softball and baseball teams have rebounded nicely. The baseball team is only one game behind Austin Peay in the win column heading into a huge series with the Governors. The softball team is also sitting in second, but is a few games behind UT Martin.

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