Pete Mathews Coliseum Reopening Post-Tornado


For the first time since the March 19 tornados, Pete Mathews Coliseum is set to host its first men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader on Dec. 18. The JSU women take on the Miami Redhawks at 5:15 p.m. before the men renew a long-time rivalry with North Alabama at 7:15 p.m. to begin The Pete’s 45th season of Gamecock basketball.

Admission is free to all Jacksonville State students at every home athletics event with a valid JSU ID, and as a thank you this holiday season to our faculty and staff, all employees will be admitted free to tomorrow’s games with a JSU ID, along with their family.

The Jacksonville State women are on a five-game winning streak – including a 60-49 win over Ole Miss – following a 61-56 overtime thriller against Georgia State at The Pete on Saturday. It is the longest winning streak for the Gamecocks since claiming five consecutive victories in 2016. Head coach Rick Pietri earned his 300th career win just two games ago with a win over Alabama A&M. 

The JSU men have won five of their last six games and are looking to record the program’s 450th all-time win inside The Pete on Saturday. Head coach Ray Harper looks to claim his 50th win in just his third season at the helm, becoming the fastest head coach in Gamecock history to reach the milestone. As a program, JSU aims to win its 53rd win in 88 meetings with North Alabama.