|School Name:||Jacksonville State University|
|Arena:||Pete Mathews Coliseum|
|Head coach:||Ray Harper|
Jacksonville State University is a public, modern regional university serving Northeast Alabama on a 459 acre campus with 58 buildings in Jacksonville, Alabama which is in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama. Founded in 1883, as Jacksonville State Normal School, in 1930 the name changed to Jacksonville State Teachers College, and again in 1957 to Jacksonville State College. The present name Jacksonville State University didn't come about until about 1967.