Single Game Tickets Now On Sale

July 31, 2012 · Filed Under Football · Comment 

2012 South Alabama Season Tickets.

Associate Athletic Director for Marketing Travis Toth said that season ticket sales are up 5% from this time last year. He also announced that single game tickets are now on sale for all home games. Also, tickets are on sale to Jags away games. However, tickets to the South Alabama vs Mississippi State game are reserved for season ticket holders or flex plan holders only.

Ticket Office Now Taking Orders For Two of Three 2010 Away Games

June 14, 2010 · Filed Under Football, News · Comment 

South Alabama Athletic Ticket Office announced on Monday that they have started taking ticket orders for two of the Jaguars’ three road games this season.

The games currently on sale are Edward Waters that will be played in Dothan, Alabama on September 25th and UC-Davis on October 23rd.

Tickets can be ordered at (251)461-1USA. Also the ticket office will be sending an away game order form through the mail to all season ticket holders with a return deadline of July 30th.

Due to limited number of tickets available for each road game, Jaguar Athletic Fund points will determine the priority used to fill order and seating locations for these games.

Basketball Season Tickets Now Available

October 27, 2008 · Filed Under Men's · Comment 

I received an email stating that the time is now to get reserve seats for the upcoming basketball season. Starting at $50 this will guarantee you a seat for all of the home games. This works out to less than $3 a game, how can you go wrong there? Plus with games against Arkansas and WKU (Who made it to the sweet 16) its going to be a great season.

Call 461.1USA to get tickets today and cheer on the Jags from the stands.

Go Jags!

Jaguar Football Defensive Scheme Scoop

October 22, 2008 · Filed Under Football, Joey Jones Radio Show · 2 Comments 

On the noon radio broadcast today of the Joey Jones radio show, defensive coordinator Bill Clark was the guest from the coaching staff. One of the callers (not myself unfortunately) asked about the Jaguar defensive scheme. More specifically what would be their base scheme.

I suspected it was going to be the widely used 3-4 and those suspicions were confirmed on the show. Coach Clark said they would be utilizing a 3-4 base. To break it down for those who may not know football lingo too well the 3-4 scheme uses three down linemen, typically two defensive ends and a nose tackle, and four linebackers. Your linemen are typically larger and a little on the slow side, while your linebackers are still fairly large but are more manuverable. This leaves four defensive backs which are normally two cornerbacks and two safeties. The safeties may merely be referred to as safeties or could be broken down into  a strong safety and a free safety. These guys cover the receivers downfield and are typically fast.

Many high school teams will use a 4-3 base defense (four down linemen and three linebackers). Since high school football tends to be more run oriented, the 4-3 is better suited for a strong run defense. This is not to say that a 3-4 is weak against the run.

Its all about a thing called ‘gaps’. When looking at the offensive line you have five linemen. Two guards, two tackles and a center. Between each of the linemen is a ‘gap’ which is four, then you have the left side and right side ‘gaps’ that bring the total up to six and if there is a tight end used as a blocker then there could be a seventh gap. Its easier to cover the inside gaps with four down linemen than it is with three typically. But if you look at Alabama and their nose tackle, you can get an understanding of how a 3-4 can be as good or better in stopping the run. Alabama’s nose tackle, Terrance Cody, is considered a ‘two gapper’ which means he is big and strong enough to take away the two gaps up the middle (on either side of the center). Which leaves you with six guys to cover four (or five) gaps. Its all pretty complicated with analytical geometry (not really just a Better Than Ezra quote there). But a 3-4 can also typically give you more speed on the field (another faster linebacker than a slower defensive lineman).

Back to what I started talking about. The jags defense will be a base 3-4 but will be flexible and will be able to run the 4-3 just as well. This is pretty typical, but he emphasized the fact that they want to be flexible which can also be translated into “we want to give the offense many different looks to keep them guessing”.

Other points of interest from the radio show was tickets. Hopefully in the next few weeks ticket information and prices will finally be available. They stated that it would be very affordable for everyone in the area. Also Joe Gottfried, and I suspect Coach Jones, is working on schedules. Scheduling is a long term thing and they are not put together a year or two in advance. It is a true vision of where you want the program to go in the future. So not only are they dealing with schedules for 2009 and 2010 but they are working on schedules six,  eight and even ten years down the road. Its a long term plan to make South Alabama a strong and successful football program.

So keep checking back for the scoop on tickets and schedules and like always,

Go Jags!

New Ticket Packages for USA Basketball Available

October 10, 2008 · Filed Under Men's · Comment 

The USA Ticket Office announced today that two new ticket packages for Jags Basketball will go on sale Monday, October 13th.

The package named ‘The Three-point Play’ will include tickets for the season opener with Alcorn State on Nov. 14th, Arkansas in the Coors Classic on Nov. 26th (Against former USA Baskeball Coach John Pelphrey) and the Dec. 7th game against Houston Baptist. This ticket package is listed for $39, which is a savings of $10. Also, upper level seating is just $25.

The second new package is the Holiday Tournament Package, which against costs $39 or lower level seating and $25 for upper level seating. The package is for five games which includes Arkansas , both days of the USA Basketball Classic on Friday and Saturday, November 28th and 29th.

For more information about South Alabama athletics visit their official website at

Go Jags

USA Basketball Single-game tickets on sale Friday

October 8, 2008 · Filed Under Basketball, Men's, Women's · Comment 

Single game tickets for USA’s 08-09 Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams will go on sale Friday, October 10th.

Lower level prices are $12 and upper level prices are $7 except for the Coors Classic when USA will take on Arkansas and former USA coach Pelphrey. This game on Wednesday, November 26th are $25 lower level and $15 upper level tickets.

Women’s tickets are $5 each with general admission seating.

You can pick them up online at, by phone or by visiting the Mitchell Center ticket office. Jaguars fans can call about season tickets 251.461.1USA.
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