Blood Drive For North Alabama Tornado Victims

April 28, 2011 · By · Filed Under News · Comment 

Hot Wheelz and LifeSouth Blood Center are holding a Blood Drive to help the victims of the tornadoes which struck on Wednesday. They are completely down due to the storm and ALL donations will go directly to the victims there.

AJ McCarron, University of Alabama Quarterback, will be there as well. Please come out and show your support! SATURDAY, 4/30/11 10am – 4pm at HOT WHEELZ @ 3110 Airport Blvd Free cookies & tea from McAlister’s Deli for all donors.

Third Annual JagPower Strength & Conditioning Coaches’ Clinic

April 26, 2011 · By · Filed Under News · 3 Comments 
[Posted per request from USA Coaching Staff]

The University of South Alabama Strength and Conditioning Staff would like to cordially invite you to the Third Annual JagPower Strength & Conditioning Coaches’ Clinic.  The clinic will be held at the University of South Alabama football fieldhouse on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Registration and check-in will begin at 7:30am until 8:00am.  James Smith will lead off the day with a two and a half hour session, followed by Florida State strength coach Erik Korem,  Iowa State head strength coach Yancy McKnight, functional movement specialist Dr. Coral Gubler, and South Alabama’s Jon Hersel to round out the day.  There will be a coaches’ social and formal introduction of speakers and the South Alabama staff at the Homewood Suites next to campus on May 20 at 5:00pm. Full details, including a brochure, directions, and bios of the speakers can be found at JagPower.net.

Second Annual “Rumble” – May 7 at 6PM

April 26, 2011 · By · Filed Under News · Comment 
[Posted per request from USA Coaching Staff]

The University of South Alabama Strength and Conditioning Staff and Football team would like to invite you to our Second Annual “Rumble” taking place on Saturday, May 7th at 6 p.m. in the Jag Gym located in the HPELS building.  The Rumble will feature 15 of your elite Jaguar football players demonstrating various feats of strength, explosiveness and athleticism in an environment that is sure to be electric.  This event is the culmination of the football team’s winter/spring strength and conditioning program, competitions and will lead us forward as we continue our undefeated record.  This event is free and open to all Jaguar Fan’s.  For more information please contact the USA Strength & Conditioning Department at 460-7567.

Coach Joey Jones inducted into Mobile Sports Hall of Fame

April 22, 2011 · By · Filed Under News · Comment 

South Alabama head football coach Joey Jones was inducted into the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame last night. Coach Jones was a standout player for Murphy High School before moving onto a successful career at the University of Alabama by being honored as an All-SEC player at wide receiver. He was also named to the All-Decade team for the 80’s. He then played for the Birmingham Stallions in the USFL and later with the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL.

Congratulations Coach Jones!

Absence

April 14, 2011 · By · Filed Under Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

As you may have noticed, my writing has been quite sparse for some time and recently completely absent. It’s not that I don’t want to write or that I have lost that fire. I have been going through some problems personally. Surgery and recovery during the first part of the year. Then my mother lost her job of many years. My family then got the terrible news that my uncle, who truly acted as my father after my parents were divorced at an early age, was diagnosed with lung cancer that had already spread. Followed by having to find a new place to live.

Needless to say, 2011 has been a rough year so far. Between work and dealing with these issues, I have been tired both mentally and physically. My writing does not pay the bills, but is a labor of love, so I had to take a step back of sorts.

However, I hope to return to writing about my South Alabama Jaguars soon. I am blessed to have great friends around me help through times like these.
Thoughts and prayers for my family are welcome and much appreciated.

Thanks and Go Jags!

Rugby South Division 3 Championship Hosted at South This Weekend

April 1, 2011 · By · Filed Under Rugby · Comment 

The South Alabama Men’s Rugby Club will host the South Division 3 Championship this weekend at the intramural fields. The top teams from the Dixie, Bayou, Carolinas, and Peach Conferences will determine the South D3 Championship. Saturday @ 11, University of West Florida (Bayou) will face Sewanee University of the South (Dixie), and @ 1 o’clock Furman University (Peach) will face University of North Carolina-Charlotte (Carolinas). The winners from each match will be finalist in the South Division 3 Championship match played on Sunday @ 11. For more information, visit http://www.usarugbysouth.com/championships/collegiate-championships/