Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New threads and other things

Fans attending Jacksonville State’s basketball game with Murray State Thursday night will notice the team wearing new threads.

The Gamecocks’ new uniforms just arrived, just in time for the team to play the preseason conference favorites.

No details on the look of the duds, but there is one change to note.

Geddes Robinson will wear No. 11 instead of the 32 he’s been wearing all season. He knew it was coming. He’s listed as No. 11 in the media guide.

After checking out the new uni’s Thursday night, drop a line to express what you think about them.

ITEM TWO: JSU receiver Maurice Dupree said he has an invitation to workout for NFL scouts and general managers during the run-up to the Jan. 24 Senior Bowl (he won't play in the game) and he has an invitation to play in the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Challenge in El Paso, Texas, Jan. 31.

How well he does in both those appearances will determine whether he gets an invite to the NFL Combine.

ITEM THREE: It may take a while before the Gamecocks fill the two slots currently open on their 2009 schedule. The situation, it seems, changes by the minute.

The Gamecocks need to fill spots for Chattanooga and not playing Tennessee State. Officials have gone on record saying the team will play 11 games and it won’t play any Division II or Division III teams.

“It’s a three-ring circus,” JSU coach Jack Crowe said. “It’s a lot different than it was two weeks ago. To say this is what we’re thinking or this is where it’s going, you can’t.

“You’ve got ESPN coming in shuffling games around to get their first two or three games where they want them, it’s created a different churn. There are four different scenarios today and three of them were different than they were yesterday, so why in the heck would you start talking about one.”

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