"If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the reward." - Bear Bryant

Twitter: @JacksonKPaisley

Hometown: Cookeville, TN

Favorite Sports Media Journalist: Clay Travis, Scott Van Pelt, El Pres, and Paul Finebaum

Favorite Athlete: Julio Jones and Lebron James

Favorite Team: Alabama Crimson Tide

If you could cover any sporting event in the world, what would it be: The Final 4 of the the College Football Playoff

Best tradition at your college: Winning National Championships 

The restaurant you most frequent in your college town: Buffalo Phils

Best class you’ve ever taken: Philosophy of Sport

Week 10 Winner$

What better way to start off my time at Student Union than to give out some #winners? As the football season goes on, the lines Vegas creates keep getting more accurate. However, there are some games where I feel they have the incorrect lines. Let’s get to it! Wisconsin -13.5 @ Indiana – Saturday (11/4), […]

Watch Out For Alabama …….. Basketball

It’s no secret that The University of Alabama makes a name for itself on the gridiron. Football has always been king in Tuscaloosa. With arguably the most historically successful football program of all time, other athletic teams at the school get overlooked. Alabama’s golf teams have won 3 national championships since 2012, the Crimson Tide softball […]

RUDY! RUDY! RUDY! was offsides

On this day in 1975, Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger etched his name in to the rich history of Notre Dame football. The walk-on from Joliet, Illinois took down the Georgia Tech QB in what would become one of the most recognized plays in Notre Dame football history. Through all of the celebration and remembrance of that […]

College Basketball Preseason Round Table

Merry Basketballmas, friends. The best five months of the year are finally here, so we asked some of our writers to sit down and talk about what they’re most excited about for the upcoming season. Player of the Year Prediction Sean Bock: Miles Bridges. The obvious favorite this year for player of the year, Bridges […]

If You Don’t Know Now You Know; The Young Bull

It was a calm Tuesday in Tuscaloosa. Students were finishing up some exams before Thanksgiving break, some were getting ready for their Tuesday night bar visits. Neither of those come as a surprise. What may come as a surprise to some, though, is a packed student section in Coleman Coliseum. Fans and students showed up […]

Barstool Clemson Beats Cocks; Trolls Barstool U of SC

We are half way through Rivalry Week, and Clemson has already claimed victory over South Carolina. On Wednesday evening, Barstool South Carolina’s twitter was hacked. The culprit: Barstool Clemson. The cyber bullying occurred at 4:58 PM local time in Clemson, SC; an attack planned and executed to a T. The first tweet takes a direct […]

Did Tennessee Make The Right Decision With Jauan Jennings?

On Wednesday night, Brady Hoke and the Tennessee athletic department dismissed wide-receiver Jauan Jennings from the team. The dismissal came after a rant posted on his Instagram live ripping the Tennessee coaching staff. Jennings got heated after he wanted to play against Vanderbilt this weekend, but was told he couldn’t. The former 4-star from Murfreesboro, […]

Scott Frost Should Be The Top Coaching Candidate For Everyone

51 kids on that UCF roster have now experienced both a winless and an unbeaten season. — Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) November 25, 2017 THIS…..THIS, MAN. What kind of guy takes a team that was WINLESS 2 years ago to UNDEFEATED? I’ll tell ya who: A freakin’ winner, AKA Scott Frost. Get to know the name. […]

The Power of Protest: VFL’s vs John Currie

These days, it doesn’t seem like anything can go right for the Tennessee football program. The Volunteers capped off the season with a 42-24 loss to in-state rival Vanderbilt, making them 4-8 on the year. This season goes down as the worst in school history. Things may not be that bad if they just got […]

Could Jimbo Fisher Build A Dynasty at Texas A&M?

This season’s coaching carousel has been a crazy one. Schools all across the country are firing coaches, and fan bases are hoping their school lands the next Nick Saban. One of the jobs that opened up has all the ingredients for a coach to build a dynasty. At the same time, there is a successful […]

Branch Sports Podcast Episode 4: Greg Schiano, Conference Championships, CFP

Welcome to the Branch Sports Podcast! We are excited to get to partner with Student Union Sports. We are three college students, former college athletes, childhood best friends and teammates. Two of us, Jackson and Luke, also write for SU. Sports have always been a huge part of our lives and we aren’t looking for […]

Donta Hall Is The Most Underrated Big Man In The Country

Donta Hall is a product of small town Luverne, Alabama. He was ranked as the #2 player in the state of Alabama, and was also named 2A Player of the Year his senior season. Hall had a very successful high school career. The 6’9” forward was the first student-athlete from Luverne High School to get […]

Emory Jones Flips From Ohio State, Signs With Florida

Emory Jones kicked off Early Signing Day with a bang. Jones was one of the first of the day, and he did not disappoint. The 4-star dual-threat QB announced around 10:30 CT that he will be flipping his commitment and signing with the Florida Gators. Jones has been committed to Ohio State since September 30, […]

Alabama Lands 5-star Eyabi Anoma

Around 1 PM on Wednesday, Eyabi Anoma inked his pledge to the University of Alabama. Anoma has been all but a lock to end up in Tuscaloosa. The Baltimore native is the top ranked player in Maryland and finds himself as high as #4 in the 2018 rankings. Anoma has been uncommitted all throughout his […]

Georgia Steals Nadab Joseph From Alabama

Nadab Joseph’s recruiting timeline has been full of ups and downs. On June 11, 2016 he committed to LSU to continue his football career. Over a year later the 4-star CB decommited from LSU. After another 4 month recruitment, Joseph pledged his loyalty to the University of Alabama, but his commitment to the Tide lasted […]

UCLA Has Something To Look Forward To With Dorian Thompson-Robinson

The UCLA faithful may have been fearful of their quarterback situation for next year with Rosen going to the draft. I am here to say, they have nothing to worry about. The Bruins’ highest ranked recruit, Dorian Thompson-Robinson, shows signs of being an elite level quarterback. Thompson-Robinson is the #38 ranked recruit in the country […]

Campus Cover 021: Special National Championship Preview

The Campus Cover (@TheCampusCover) is your primary source of College betting action. Hosted by PJ Guippone (@pjguip1) and Cody Goggin (@CodyGoggin), this podcast will give you picks of the week and previews of the best college action, whether on the court or the gridiron. On this special edition episode, Gray Robertson (@Gray_Robertson) and Jackson Paisley […]

Branch Sports Podcast Episode 7: Titans Win, SEC Hoops, CFP National Championship

Welcome back to the Branch Sports Podcast! If you don’t know or you’ve never listened before, we are three college students, former college athletes, childhood best friends and teammates. Two of us, Jackson and Luke, also write for SU. Sports have always been a huge part of our lives and we aren’t looking for that […]

Portfolio Builder: College Football Edition

The idea behind this is to build an investment portfolio, but instead of stocks you choose college football teams. In any portfolio you want diversification. You want some high risk and some low risk. You need to try to find some companies, or teams in our case, that have made a name for themselves in […]

John Petty Lights It Up, Alabama Breaks Auburn’s Win Streak

The Alabama Crimson Tide took down the Auburn Tigers 76-71 Wednesday night in Coleman Coliseum. John Petty led the way for the Crimson Tide with 27 points. The Alabama faithful became weary when it was announced that Collin Sexton would not be playing due to an abdominal injury. The first half was slow as the […]

Oklahoma (-1) vs. Alabama. Trae Young vs. Collin Sexton

The Alabama Crimson Tide (13-7) are set to take on the #12 ranked Oklahoma Sooners (15-4) on Saturday at 1:15 CST. In what could be the highest anticipated matchup of the year for Alabama, two of the top players in the country get to battle it out on a national stage. Collin Sexton and Trae […]

Branch Sports Podcast Episode 9: SEC/Big 12 Challenge, Tiger Is BACK

Welcome back to the Branch Sports Podcast! If you don’t know or you’ve never listened before, we are three college students, former college athletes, childhood best friends, and teammates. Two of us, Jackson and Luke, also write for Student Union. Sports have always been a huge part of our lives and we don’t want that […]

BREAKING: Police Dog Plays Better Defense Than Entire Big 12 Conference

On Monday February 26th, a car chase in Orange County, California ended when a police dog chased down a carjacker after a long pursuit by police. Police have arrested a man wanted for assaulting a police officer after he carjacked a woman and hit at least one other vehicle during a pursuit. https://t.co/FFqetv7z6M pic.twitter.com/VQwx095Lpv — […]