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  • USM baseball wins 6th straight, beats South Alabama, 5-3

    USM baseball wins 6th straight, beats South Alabama, 5-3

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:42 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:42:20 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    The 15th-ranked Golden Eagles ground out a 5-3 win Tuesday night over South Alabama win at Pete Taylor Park. The 15th-ranked Golden Eagles (29-11) won their sixth consecutive game..

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    The 15th-ranked Golden Eagles ground out a 5-3 win Tuesday night over South Alabama win at Pete Taylor Park. The 15th-ranked Golden Eagles (29-11) won their sixth consecutive game..

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  • USM sweeps C-USA baseball from MTSU

    USM sweeps C-USA baseball from MTSU

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-04-22 02:38:59 GMT
    USM sweeps C-USA baseball from MTSU; (Photo Source: WDAM)USM sweeps C-USA baseball from MTSU; (Photo Source: WDAM)

    Mason Irby had three hits and drove in four runs and LeeMarcus Boyd and Luke Reynolds homered in the same inning as the University of Southern Mississippi downed Middle Tennessee State University 11-2 Saturday afternoon in the first game of a Conference USA doubleheader at Pete Taylor Park.

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    Mason Irby had three hits and drove in four runs and LeeMarcus Boyd and Luke Reynolds homered in the same inning as the University of Southern Mississippi downed Middle Tennessee State University 11-2 Saturday afternoon in the first game of a Conference USA doubleheader at Pete Taylor Park.

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  • Gold beats Black 20-15 in Southern Miss spring game

    Gold beats Black 20-15 in Southern Miss spring game

    Saturday, April 21 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-04-22 00:51:46 GMT

    The highlight of the day was Quez Watkins' one-handed TD reception late in the 2nd quarter.

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    The highlight of the day was Quez Watkins' one-handed TD reception late in the 2nd quarter.

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  • USM scores early, often, in victory over Middle Tennessee St.

    USM scores early, often, in victory over Middle Tennessee St.

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-04-21 03:05:20 GMT
    The Golden Eagles will conclude spring drills at noon Saturday with the annual Black and Gold Game at M.M. Roberts Stadium.The Golden Eagles will conclude spring drills at noon Saturday with the annual Black and Gold Game at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

    After two innings Friday night at Pete Taylor Park, the University of Southern Mississippi had strolled to a 6-0 lead over visiting Middle Tennessee State University. Literally. The 13th-ranked Golden Eagles took advantage of MTSU starter Jake Wyrick’s wildness, mixing six walks in with three hits to build an early lead on the way to a 9-1 Conference USA victory over the Blue Raiders.

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    After two innings Friday night at Pete Taylor Park, the University of Southern Mississippi had strolled to a 6-0 lead over visiting Middle Tennessee State University. Literally. The 13th-ranked Golden Eagles took advantage of MTSU starter Jake Wyrick’s wildness, mixing six walks in with three hits to build an early lead on the way to a 9-1 Conference USA victory over the Blue Raiders.

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  • Southern Miss enters final week of spring practice

    Southern Miss enters final week of spring practice

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 12:19 AM EDT2018-04-18 04:19:01 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    The headliner in Saturday's Black & Gold Game will be the Southern Miss quarterback race. Oxford native Jack Abraham is one of several contenders. 

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    The headliner in Saturday's Black & Gold Game will be the Southern Miss quarterback race. Oxford native Jack Abraham is one of several contenders. 

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  • USM gets 12-4 win over Southeastern Louisiana

    USM gets 12-4 win over Southeastern Louisiana

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 10:40 PM EDT2018-04-18 02:40:34 GMT
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    Thirteenth ranked Southern Miss baseball produced a season-high 20 hits en route to a 12-4 victory Tuesday at Southeastern Louisiana.

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    Thirteenth ranked Southern Miss baseball produced a season-high 20 hits en route to a 12-4 victory Tuesday at Southeastern Louisiana.

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  • Too Many Polls: April 16th

    Too Many Polls: April 16th

    Monday, April 16 2018 3:55 PM EDT2018-04-16 19:55:40 GMT

    The world of college baseball is filled with quality teams and lets face it: Too Many Polls. Mississippi teams move up and down weekly in D1Baseball, the National College Baseball Writers Association, Baseball America, the ESPN Coaches Poll, Perfect Game, and Collegiate Baseball. Every week I’ll show you where Magnolia State schools stack up in SIX national rankings.

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    The world of college baseball is filled with quality teams and lets face it: Too Many Polls. Mississippi teams move up and down weekly in D1Baseball, the National College Baseball Writers Association, Baseball America, the ESPN Coaches Poll, Perfect Game, and Collegiate Baseball. Every week I’ll show you where Magnolia State schools stack up in SIX national rankings.

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  • USM secures 9th straight C-USA baseball series

    USM secures 9th straight C-USA baseball series

    Sunday, April 15 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-04-15 19:40:43 GMT

    LeeMarcus Boyd’s home run in the fifth inning helped break open a tight game Sunday and the University of Southern Mississippi ended the contest early with an eight-run, seventh inning to take a 13-1 win over Florida International University at Infinity Insurance Park.

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    LeeMarcus Boyd’s home run in the fifth inning helped break open a tight game Sunday and the University of Southern Mississippi ended the contest early with an eight-run, seventh inning to take a 13-1 win over Florida International University at Infinity Insurance Park.

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  • USM takes Game 1 against FIU 5-0

    USM takes Game 1 against FIU 5-0

    Friday, April 13 2018 11:53 PM EDT2018-04-14 03:53:22 GMT
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    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons

    Southern Miss baseball opened it's three-game series against Florida International Friday with a 5-0 victory. Stevie Powers got the start on the mound, pitching a complete game-game shutout and striking out nine.

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    Southern Miss baseball opened it's three-game series against Florida International Friday with a 5-0 victory. Stevie Powers got the start on the mound, pitching a complete game-game shutout and striking out nine.

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  • Forest Hill star Ladarius Marshall signs with Southern Miss

    Forest Hill star Ladarius Marshall signs with Southern Miss

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 11:08 PM EDT2018-04-12 03:08:44 GMT

    Marshall is the second Dandy Dozen player to sign with the Golden Eagles in the 2018 class, joining St. Joseph's Gabe Watson.

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    Marshall is the second Dandy Dozen player to sign with the Golden Eagles in the 2018 class, joining St. Joseph's Gabe Watson.

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  • Cockrell and Dillard have 3 RBIs as #4 Ole Miss beats #12 Southern Miss 11-3

    Cockrell and Dillard have 3 RBIs as #4 Ole Miss beats #12 Southern Miss 11-3

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:15 PM EDT2018-04-11 03:15:36 GMT

    The Rebels scored six runs in the 2nd inning at Trustmark Park.

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    The Rebels scored six runs in the 2nd inning at Trustmark Park.

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  • #5 Ole Miss faces #13 Southern Miss Tuesday at Trustmark Park

    #5 Ole Miss faces #13 Southern Miss Tuesday at Trustmark Park

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 10:02 PM EDT2018-04-11 02:02:15 GMT
    Source: Spectrum EventsSource: Spectrum Events

    First pitch is at 6:00pm. Houston Roth will get the ball for the Rebels, JC Keys will start for the Golden Eagles.

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    First pitch is at 6:00pm. Houston Roth will get the ball for the Rebels, JC Keys will start for the Golden Eagles.

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  • #12 Southern Miss splits series with Western Kentucky

    #12 Southern Miss splits series with Western Kentucky

    Saturday, April 7 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-04-08 02:51:13 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Southern Miss took game one Saturday morning 8-2. A dreary start in game two for Stevie Powers on the mound. Jacob Rhinesmith gets a two-run home run to put the Hilltoppers up 7-0 in the 4th inning. Golden Eagles trying to get something going in the bottom of the 4th. LeeMarcus Boyd lines one past the shortstop for Southern's second hit of the game. It's a bases loaded, two outs situation for Matt Wallner. Wallner strikes out by the hand of Ryan Thurston. Golden Eag...

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    Southern Miss took game one Saturday morning 8-2. A dreary start in game two for Stevie Powers on the mound. Jacob Rhinesmith gets a two-run home run to put the Hilltoppers up 7-0 in the 4th inning. Golden Eagles trying to get something going in the bottom of the 4th. LeeMarcus Boyd lines one past the shortstop for Southern's second hit of the game. It's a bases loaded, two outs situation for Matt Wallner. Wallner strikes out by the hand of Ryan Thurston. Golden Eag...

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  • USM falls to Louisiana-Lafayette, 7-4

    USM falls to Louisiana-Lafayette, 7-4

    Thursday, April 5 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-04-05 04:06:43 GMT
    USM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM

    After coming back from a five-run deficit to defeat Louisiana-Lafayette in walk-off fashion on Tuesday, Southern Miss came up short of a second straight comeback. The Ragin’ Cajuns jumped out to a 6-1 lead before eventually defeating the Golden Eagles 7-4 on Wednesday night. Southern Miss drops to 20-8 on the season and will host Western Kentucky in a three-game series beginning Friday at 6 p.m.

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    After coming back from a five-run deficit to defeat Louisiana-Lafayette in walk-off fashion on Tuesday, Southern Miss came up short of a second straight comeback. The Ragin’ Cajuns jumped out to a 6-1 lead before eventually defeating the Golden Eagles 7-4 on Wednesday night. Southern Miss drops to 20-8 on the season and will host Western Kentucky in a three-game series beginning Friday at 6 p.m.

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  • Another walk-off win for USM

    Another walk-off win for USM

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 1:41 AM EDT2018-04-04 05:41:06 GMT
    Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)
    Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)

    Southern Miss baseball added to its list of late game heroics Tuesday night at Pete Taylor Park. Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette.

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    Southern Miss baseball added to its list of late game heroics Tuesday night at Pete Taylor Park. Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette.

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  • Southern Miss pitcher Nick Sandlin earns C-USA and national weekly honors

    Southern Miss pitcher Nick Sandlin earns C-USA and national weekly honors

    Monday, April 2 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-04-02 21:17:13 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    After striking out 13 batters and allowing only two hits over a career-best eight innings versus Rice last Friday evening, Southern Miss junior RHP Nick Sandlin was named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week as well as a Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week. This is the second time that Sandlin has been honored with both awards in the last three weeks.

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    After striking out 13 batters and allowing only two hits over a career-best eight innings versus Rice last Friday evening, Southern Miss junior RHP Nick Sandlin was named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week as well as a Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week. This is the second time that Sandlin has been honored with both awards in the last three weeks.

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  • Southern Miss junior Nick Sandlin earns C-USA & national pitching honors

    Southern Miss junior Nick Sandlin earns C-USA & national pitching honors

    Monday, March 19 2018 3:18 PM EDT2018-03-19 19:18:32 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    After striking out a career-high tying 14 batters and allowing three hits over seven shutout innings, Southern Miss junior RHP Nick Sandlin was named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week as well as a Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week.

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    After striking out a career-high tying 14 batters and allowing three hits over seven shutout innings, Southern Miss junior RHP Nick Sandlin was named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week as well as a Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week.

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  • USM blows late-game lead, falls to Rice 7-6

    USM blows late-game lead, falls to Rice 7-6

    Monday, April 2 2018 1:01 AM EDT2018-04-02 05:01:41 GMT
    USM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Golden Eagles entered the eighth inning with a 6-2 lead over Rice but saw the Owls leave Hattiesburg with a 7-6 win in the series finale. Southern Miss took the lead with a six-run fifth inning, thanks in large part to Matt Wallner’s grand slam over the centerfield fence. Cody Carroll held the Owls off in his 2.1 innings of relief, striking out five of the nine batters he faced.

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    The Golden Eagles entered the eighth inning with a 6-2 lead over Rice but saw the Owls leave Hattiesburg with a 7-6 win in the series finale. Southern Miss took the lead with a six-run fifth inning, thanks in large part to Matt Wallner’s grand slam over the centerfield fence. Cody Carroll held the Owls off in his 2.1 innings of relief, striking out five of the nine batters he faced.

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  • Matt Wallner's walk-off completes USM's comeback win over Rice

    Matt Wallner's walk-off completes USM's comeback win over Rice

    Sunday, April 1 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-04-01 04:10:44 GMT
    USM sophomore Matt Wallner. Courtesy: WDAMUSM sophomore Matt Wallner. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM sophomore Matt Wallner. Courtesy: WDAMUSM sophomore Matt Wallner. Courtesy: WDAM

    Although Matt Wallner provided the walk-off single to lift USM past Rice 8-7 in 12 innings, there were heroes up and down the Golden Eagle lineup in Saturday’s come-from-behind win. Southern Miss found themselves in quite a predicament after the Owls scored six runs in the top of the eighth inning to take a 7-2 lead.

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    Although Matt Wallner provided the walk-off single to lift USM past Rice 8-7 in 12 innings, there were heroes up and down the Golden Eagle lineup in Saturday’s come-from-behind win. Southern Miss found themselves in quite a predicament after the Owls scored six runs in the top of the eighth inning to take a 7-2 lead.

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  • Sandlin twirls pitching gem as USM routs Rice, 12-1

    Sandlin twirls pitching gem as USM routs Rice, 12-1

    Friday, March 30 2018 11:34 PM EDT2018-03-31 03:34:48 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    Nick Sandlin pitched one-run ball over a career-high eight innings as 14th-ranked University of Southern Mississippi downed Rice University 12-1 Friday in the opening game of a three-game Conference USA series at Pete Taylor Park.

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    Nick Sandlin pitched one-run ball over a career-high eight innings as 14th-ranked University of Southern Mississippi downed Rice University 12-1 Friday in the opening game of a three-game Conference USA series at Pete Taylor Park.

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  • Southern Miss 2018 Pro Day

    Southern Miss 2018 Pro Day

    Thursday, March 29 2018 4:01 PM EDT2018-03-29 20:01:33 GMT
    Southern Miss hosted its NFL Pro Day on Thursday morning. (Photo source: WDAM)Southern Miss hosted its NFL Pro Day on Thursday morning. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Southern Miss hosted its NFL Pro Day on Thursday morning.

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    Southern Miss hosted its NFL Pro Day on Thursday morning.

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  • USM’s young offensive line gifted with experience

    USM’s young offensive line gifted with experience

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-03-29 01:30:22 GMT
    Last fall, two redshirt sophomores and a redshirt freshman were among the starting five linemen in 10 of USM’s 13 games. (Photo source: USM)Last fall, two redshirt sophomores and a redshirt freshman were among the starting five linemen in 10 of USM’s 13 games. (Photo source: USM)
    Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)

    Initially last spring, Woodlyson Alcius wasn’t quite sure what he had gotten himself into. 

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    Initially last spring, Woodlyson Alcius wasn’t quite sure what he had gotten himself into. 

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  • Thomas Dillard's 3-run homer caps comeback, #4 Ole Miss beats #14 Southern Miss 7-6

    Thomas Dillard's 3-run homer caps comeback, #4 Ole Miss beats #14 Southern Miss 7-6

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 8:42 AM EDT2018-03-28 12:42:22 GMT

    The top 15 clash delivered drama and then some.

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    The top 15 clash delivered drama and then some.

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  • #4 Ole Miss hosting #14 Southern Miss Tuesday in top 15 clash

    #4 Ole Miss hosting #14 Southern Miss Tuesday in top 15 clash

    Tuesday, March 27 2018 12:02 AM EDT2018-03-27 04:02:43 GMT

    First pitch is at 6:30pm at Swayze Field. The game will be streamed online at ESPN3.com.

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    First pitch is at 6:30pm at Swayze Field. The game will be streamed online at ESPN3.com.

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  • D'Iberville offensive lineman commits to Southern Miss

    D'Iberville offensive lineman commits to Southern Miss

    Monday, March 26 2018 10:50 PM EDT2018-03-27 02:50:35 GMT
    D'Iberville junior offensive lineman Louis Paul Smith lines up during practice.D'Iberville junior offensive lineman Louis Paul Smith lines up during practice.
    D'Iberville junior offensive lineman Louis Paul Smith lines up during practice.D'Iberville junior offensive lineman Louis Paul Smith lines up during practice.

    One of the Coast's top 2019 prospects won't be going far for his collegiate career. D'Iberville offensive lineman Louis Paul Smith announced on Twitter Sunday he's committing to Southern Miss.

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    One of the Coast's top 2019 prospects won't be going far for his collegiate career. D'Iberville offensive lineman Louis Paul Smith announced on Twitter Sunday he's committing to Southern Miss.

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  • USM baseball takes FAU series with 14-3 win

    USM baseball takes FAU series with 14-3 win

    Sunday, March 25 2018 10:42 PM EDT2018-03-26 02:42:35 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    Walker Powell posted a career day on the mound and Matt Wallner hit the first grand slam of his career Sunday as the University of Southern Mississippi downed Florida Atlantic University 14-3. 

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    Walker Powell posted a career day on the mound and Matt Wallner hit the first grand slam of his career Sunday as the University of Southern Mississippi downed Florida Atlantic University 14-3. 

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  • USM sees 7-game winning streak snapped in 6-5 loss at FAU

    USM sees 7-game winning streak snapped in 6-5 loss at FAU

    Friday, March 23 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-03-24 02:32:44 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    Florida Atlantic scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a wild pitch to take 6-5 victory over Southern Miss, snapping the Golden Eagles' seven-game winning streak.

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    Florida Atlantic scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a wild pitch to take 6-5 victory over Southern Miss, snapping the Golden Eagles' seven-game winning streak.

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  • USM scores late, but often, in 12-1 win over Southern University

    USM scores late, but often, in 12-1 win over Southern University

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 10:43 PM EDT2018-03-21 02:43:01 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    It took No. 15 University of Southern Mississippi a while to get untracked Tuesday night at Pete Taylor Park. But once the Golden Eagles got going, they rolled to a 12-1 victory over Southern University in USM’s first midweek home game of the 2018 baseball season. 

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    It took No. 15 University of Southern Mississippi a while to get untracked Tuesday night at Pete Taylor Park. But once the Golden Eagles got going, they rolled to a 12-1 victory over Southern University in USM’s first midweek home game of the 2018 baseball season. 

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  • USM-UTSA Sunday baseball finale washed out

    USM-UTSA Sunday baseball finale washed out

    Sunday, March 18 2018 2:34 PM EDT2018-03-18 18:34:23 GMT

    The inclement weather that had forced a weekend-long reshuffling of the Conference USA baseball series between the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Texas-San Antonio proved too much to overcome Sunday. After a 2-hour, 36-minute delay, the series finale was canceled and will not be made up.

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    The inclement weather that had forced a weekend-long reshuffling of the Conference USA baseball series between the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Texas-San Antonio proved too much to overcome Sunday. After a 2-hour, 36-minute delay, the series finale was canceled and will not be made up.

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  • USM baseball opens C-USA play with doubleheader victories

    USM baseball opens C-USA play with doubleheader victories

    Sunday, March 18 2018 1:40 AM EDT2018-03-18 05:40:55 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi swept a Conference USA-opening doubleheader from the University Texas-San Antonio, 12-2 and 4-3, Saturday at Pete Taylor Park. 

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    The University of Southern Mississippi swept a Conference USA-opening doubleheader from the University Texas-San Antonio, 12-2 and 4-3, Saturday at Pete Taylor Park. 

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  • Sandlin dominates in USM's 12-2 win over UTSA

    Sandlin dominates in USM's 12-2 win over UTSA

    Saturday, March 17 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-03-17 21:50:58 GMT
    The Golden Eagles will conclude spring drills at noon Saturday with the annual Black and Gold Game at M.M. Roberts Stadium.The Golden Eagles will conclude spring drills at noon Saturday with the annual Black and Gold Game at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

    University of  Southern Mississippi junior right-hander Nick Sandlin allowed just three hits and matched a career high with 14 strikeouts in seven shutout innings and the Golden Eagles banged out 14 hits in rolling past the University of Texas-San Antonio 12-2 Saturday.

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    University of  Southern Mississippi junior right-hander Nick Sandlin allowed just three hits and matched a career high with 14 strikeouts in seven shutout innings and the Golden Eagles banged out 14 hits in rolling past the University of Texas-San Antonio 12-2 Saturday.

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  • Report: Southern Miss basketball coach Doc Sadler receives contract extension

    Report: Southern Miss basketball coach Doc Sadler receives contract extension

    Thursday, March 15 2018 11:44 PM EDT2018-03-16 03:44:25 GMT
    Source: KTVESource: KTVE
    Source: KTVESource: KTVE

    The Hattiesburg American reports that Southern Miss head coach Doc Sadler received another year on his contract.

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    The Hattiesburg American reports that Southern Miss head coach Doc Sadler received another year on his contract.

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  • #15 Southern Miss thumps Tulane in final tuneup before C-USA play

    #15 Southern Miss thumps Tulane in final tuneup before C-USA play

    Thursday, March 15 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-03-15 04:03:26 GMT
    Source: WVUESource: WVUE
    Source: WVUESource: WVUE

    Matt Wallner hit a two-run homer in the 3rd as the Golden Eagles beat Tulane 12-3. USM improves to 12-4 on the season.

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    Matt Wallner hit a two-run homer in the 3rd as the Golden Eagles beat Tulane 12-3. USM improves to 12-4 on the season.

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  • Conference USA announces new deal with CBS Sports & STADIUM

    Conference USA announces new deal with CBS Sports & STADIUM

    Wednesday, March 14 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-03-14 21:13:16 GMT

    A multi-year agreement makes CBS Sports the primary rightsholder for C-USA football and men’s basketball, televising the conference’s best games, including the championship game in each sport on CBS Sports Network. MacLeod also announced that Stadium has expanded on last year’s partnership and will receive a strong selection of C-USA football and men’s basketball games. 

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    A multi-year agreement makes CBS Sports the primary rightsholder for C-USA football and men’s basketball, televising the conference’s best games, including the championship game in each sport on CBS Sports Network. MacLeod also announced that Stadium has expanded on last year’s partnership and will receive a strong selection of C-USA football and men’s basketball games. 

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  • USM's Wednesday visit to Tulane precedes C-USA opener on Friday

    USM's Wednesday visit to Tulane precedes C-USA opener on Friday

    Monday, March 12 2018 11:54 PM EDT2018-03-13 03:54:26 GMT
    USM sophomore pitcher Walker Powell. Courtesy: WDAMUSM sophomore pitcher Walker Powell. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM sophomore pitcher Walker Powell. Courtesy: WDAMUSM sophomore pitcher Walker Powell. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss is just four days away from opening the Conference USA slate against UTSA on Friday at Pete Taylor Park. But before then, the Golden Eagles (11-4) visit Tulane (8-8) on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Sophomore Walker Powell is expected to make his fourth start of the season on the mound.

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    Southern Miss is just four days away from opening the Conference USA slate against UTSA on Friday at Pete Taylor Park. But before then, the Golden Eagles (11-4) visit Tulane (8-8) on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Sophomore Walker Powell is expected to make his fourth start of the season on the mound.

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  • Samantha Papp's walk-off homer leads USM to first C-USA win of the year

    Samantha Papp's walk-off homer leads USM to first C-USA win of the year

    Monday, March 12 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-03-13 00:19:41 GMT
    USM junior catcher Samantha Papp (30). Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior catcher Samantha Papp (30). Courtesy: WDAM
    USM junior catcher Samantha Papp (30). Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior catcher Samantha Papp (30). Courtesy: WDAM

    It took extra innings, but Lady Eagle softball found a way to win its first Conference USA contest of the season on Sunday night. Junior catcher Samantha Papp hit a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift Southern Miss over Western Kentucky 2-0 on Sunday.

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    It took extra innings, but Lady Eagle softball found a way to win its first Conference USA contest of the season on Sunday night. Junior catcher Samantha Papp hit a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift Southern Miss over Western Kentucky 2-0 on Sunday.

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  • USM sweeps weekend baseball series from Georgia Southern

    USM sweeps weekend baseball series from Georgia Southern

    Monday, March 12 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-03-12 22:00:33 GMT

    After two, one-run walk-off victories to clinch the weekend baseball series with Georgia Southern University, the University of Southern Mississippi left little doubt on its way to a sweep.

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    After two, one-run walk-off victories to clinch the weekend baseball series with Georgia Southern University, the University of Southern Mississippi left little doubt on its way to a sweep.

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  • Wallner's walk-off gives USM 3-2 victory against Georgia Southern

    Wallner's walk-off gives USM 3-2 victory against Georgia Southern

    Saturday, March 10 2018 6:35 PM EST2018-03-10 23:35:51 GMT
    USM defeats Georgia Southern 3-2; (Photo Source: WDAM)USM defeats Georgia Southern 3-2; (Photo Source: WDAM)
    USM defeats Georgia Southern 3-2; (Photo Source: WDAM)USM defeats Georgia Southern 3-2; (Photo Source: WDAM)

    The Southern Miss Golden Eagles defeated Georgia Southern 3-2 in game two of their three game series against Georgia Southern.

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    The Southern Miss Golden Eagles defeated Georgia Southern 3-2 in game two of their three game series against Georgia Southern.

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  • USM pulls out win over Georgia Southern in extra innings, 4-3

    USM pulls out win over Georgia Southern in extra innings, 4-3

    Friday, March 9 2018 11:30 PM EST2018-03-10 04:30:38 GMT

    First baseman Hunter Slater’s opposite-field single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning allowed No. 15 USM to escape with a 4-3 victory over Georgia Southern University at Taylor Park. 

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    First baseman Hunter Slater’s opposite-field single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning allowed No. 15 USM to escape with a 4-3 victory over Georgia Southern University at Taylor Park. 

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  • Southern Miss men's basketball falls in C-USA semis

    Southern Miss men's basketball falls in C-USA semis

    Friday, March 9 2018 6:09 PM EST2018-03-09 23:09:36 GMT
    the University of Southern Mississippi’s run in the 2018 Conference USA Men’s Basketball Tournament came to an end in Friday’s semifinals. (Photo source: USM)the University of Southern Mississippi’s run in the 2018 Conference USA Men’s Basketball Tournament came to an end in Friday’s semifinals. (Photo source: USM)
    Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)

    Junior Cortez Edwards became the first Golden Eagle in two seasons to score at least 30 points in a game, but it was not enough as the University of Southern Mississippi’s run in the 2018 Conference USA Men’s Basketball Tournament came to an end in Friday’s semifinals. 

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    Junior Cortez Edwards became the first Golden Eagle in two seasons to score at least 30 points in a game, but it was not enough as the University of Southern Mississippi’s run in the 2018 Conference USA Men’s Basketball Tournament came to an end in Friday’s semifinals. 

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  • Southern Miss upsets top seed Middle Tennessee in C-USA Tournament

    Southern Miss upsets top seed Middle Tennessee in C-USA Tournament

    Thursday, March 8 2018 11:20 PM EST2018-03-09 04:20:24 GMT
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    Thursday marked the biggest win for the black & gold under Doc Sadler.

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    Thursday marked the biggest win for the black & gold under Doc Sadler.

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  • Southern Miss edges FIU 69-68 in 1st round of C-USA Tourney

    Southern Miss edges FIU 69-68 in 1st round of C-USA Tourney

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 9:48 PM EST2018-03-08 02:48:35 GMT
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    Cortez Edwards scored 29 points with seven rebounds and six assists and Southern Mississippi held on to edge Florida International 69-68 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament.

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    Cortez Edwards scored 29 points with seven rebounds and six assists and Southern Mississippi held on to edge Florida International 69-68 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament.

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  • Southern Miss holds off Louisiana Tech 72-64

    Southern Miss holds off Louisiana Tech 72-64

    Saturday, March 3 2018 8:39 PM EST2018-03-04 01:39:11 GMT
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    Cortez Edwards scored 21 points with 8-for-10 shooting to lead Southern Miss to a 72-64 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

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    Cortez Edwards scored 21 points with 8-for-10 shooting to lead Southern Miss to a 72-64 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

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  • Alabama hands USM first shutout of season, 3-0

    Alabama hands USM first shutout of season, 3-0

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 11:03 PM EST2018-03-08 04:03:12 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    Five University of Alabama pitchers limited No. 15 University of Southern Mississippi to just two singles and seven baserunners Wednesday night as the Crimson Tide took a 3-0 win at Sewell-Thomas Stadium..

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    Five University of Alabama pitchers limited No. 15 University of Southern Mississippi to just two singles and seven baserunners Wednesday night as the Crimson Tide took a 3-0 win at Sewell-Thomas Stadium..

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  • Lady Eagles fall in C-USA tourney to UTEP, 72-67

    Lady Eagles fall in C-USA tourney to UTEP, 72-67

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 3:56 PM EST2018-03-07 20:56:09 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi fought back from an 11-point deficit in the third quarter, but could not overcome a 6 ½-minute cold streak down the stretch as the Lady Eagles fell 72-67 to the University of Texas-El Paso Wednesday in the opening game of the 2018 Conference USA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi fought back from an 11-point deficit in the third quarter, but could not overcome a 6 ½-minute cold streak down the stretch as the Lady Eagles fell 72-67 to the University of Texas-El Paso Wednesday in the opening game of the 2018 Conference USA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

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  • Southern Miss basketball set to begin Conference USA tournament

    Southern Miss basketball set to begin Conference USA tournament

    Tuesday, March 6 2018 3:47 PM EST2018-03-06 20:47:34 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi men's and women's basketball teams will begin play in the Conference USA tournament Wednesday in Frisco, Texas. (Photo source: CUSA website)The University of Southern Mississippi men's and women's basketball teams will begin play in the Conference USA tournament Wednesday in Frisco, Texas. (Photo source: CUSA website)
    The University of Southern Mississippi men's and women's basketball teams will begin play in the Conference USA tournament Wednesday in Frisco, Texas. (Photo source: CUSA website)The University of Southern Mississippi men's and women's basketball teams will begin play in the Conference USA tournament Wednesday in Frisco, Texas. (Photo source: CUSA website)
    The University of Southern Mississippi men's and women's basketball teams will begin play in the Conference USA tournament Wednesday in Frisco, Texas.  The ninth-seeded men's team will face eighth-seeded Florida International in Game 1 at 6 p.m., and the eighth-seeded women's team will face the ninth-seeded UTEP in Game 1 at 11 a.m. The winner of the men's matchup will face No. 1 Middle Tennessee on Thursday in the quarterfinals at 6 p.m. The winner of the women's matchup ...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi men's and women's basketball teams will begin play in the Conference USA tournament Wednesday in Frisco, Texas.  The ninth-seeded men's team will face eighth-seeded Florida International in Game 1 at 6 p.m., and the eighth-seeded women's team will face the ninth-seeded UTEP in Game 1 at 11 a.m. The winner of the men's matchup will face No. 1 Middle Tennessee on Thursday in the quarterfinals at 6 p.m. The winner of the women's matchup ...More >>
  • WDAM All-Star: USM senior D'Angelo Richardson

    WDAM All-Star: USM senior D'Angelo Richardson

    Tuesday, March 6 2018 12:35 AM EST2018-03-06 05:35:18 GMT
    USM senior guard D'Angelo Richardson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM senior guard D'Angelo Richardson. Courtesy: WDAM
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    The Golden Eagles’ regular season finale win over Louisiana Tech propelled them into the Conference USA tournament. It also marked the final home game for redshirt senior D’Angelo Richardson. The lone Southern Miss senior is glad he decided to transfer from Holmes Community College in 2016.

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    The Golden Eagles’ regular season finale win over Louisiana Tech propelled them into the Conference USA tournament. It also marked the final home game for redshirt senior D’Angelo Richardson. The lone Southern Miss senior is glad he decided to transfer from Holmes Community College in 2016.

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  • USM football Homecoming weekend set for Oct. 20

    USM football Homecoming weekend set for Oct. 20

    Monday, March 5 2018 8:20 PM EST2018-03-06 01:20:13 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 20, when the Golden Eagles football team welcomes the University of Texas-San Antonio to M.M. Roberts Stadium.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 20, when the Golden Eagles football team welcomes the University of Texas-San Antonio to M.M. Roberts Stadium.

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  • Lady Eagles' King named 2nd-team All-C-USA

    Lady Eagles' King named 2nd-team All-C-USA

    Monday, March 5 2018 7:43 PM EST2018-03-06 00:43:36 GMT

    University of Southern Mississippi forward Jayla King, who led the Lady Eagles in scoring and rebounding, was named second-team All-Conference USA. 

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    University of Southern Mississippi forward Jayla King, who led the Lady Eagles in scoring and rebounding, was named second-team All-Conference USA. 

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  • No. 15 USM bounces back to trounce Nicholls State, 20-4

    No. 15 USM bounces back to trounce Nicholls State, 20-4

    Sunday, March 4 2018 7:41 PM EST2018-03-05 00:41:11 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    USM catcher Bryant Bowen matched career highs with three hits and four runs batted in as the Golden Eagles closed out the Cox Diamond Invitational Sunday afternoon by pounding Nicholls State University 20-4. 

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    USM catcher Bryant Bowen matched career highs with three hits and four runs batted in as the Golden Eagles closed out the Cox Diamond Invitational Sunday afternoon by pounding Nicholls State University 20-4. 

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  • USM women's hoops falls to FIU

    USM women's hoops falls to FIU

    Saturday, March 3 2018 11:57 PM EST2018-03-04 04:57:00 GMT

    Southern Miss women's basketball ended the regular season Saturday with a 74-70 loss to Florida International. The Lady Eagles will now focus on the Conference USA tournament next week in Frisco, Texas.

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    Southern Miss women's basketball ended the regular season Saturday with a 74-70 loss to Florida International. The Lady Eagles will now focus on the Conference USA tournament next week in Frisco, Texas.

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  • No. 15 USM stumbles down stretch in loss to Ohio State

    No. 15 USM stumbles down stretch in loss to Ohio State

    Saturday, March 3 2018 8:53 PM EST2018-03-04 01:53:43 GMT

    Two misplayed fly balls helped fuel a four-run eighth inning as Ohio State University rallied for a 9-6 victory over No. 15 University of Southern Mississippi Saturday in the Cox Diamond Invitational at Blue Wahoos Stadium.

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    Two misplayed fly balls helped fuel a four-run eighth inning as Ohio State University rallied for a 9-6 victory over No. 15 University of Southern Mississippi Saturday in the Cox Diamond Invitational at Blue Wahoos Stadium.

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  • USM baseball headed to Pensacola

    USM baseball headed to Pensacola

    Thursday, March 1 2018 11:50 PM EST2018-03-02 04:50:41 GMT
    USM infielder Hunter Slater. Courtesy: WDAMUSM infielder Hunter Slater. Courtesy: WDAM
    Thomas Dillard’s three-run home run capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning as the fourth-ranked University of Mississippi overcame a five-run deficit to defeat 14th-ranked USM. (Photo source: WDAM archive)Thomas Dillard’s three-run home run capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning as the fourth-ranked University of Mississippi overcame a five-run deficit to defeat 14th-ranked USM. (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    Eight games into the season, Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry still has questions about his ball club. Berry learns something new about the Golden Eagles (6-2) each week. He expects to find more answers during this weekend’s Cox Diamond Invitational in Pensacola, Florida.

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    Eight games into the season, Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry still has questions about his ball club. Berry learns something new about the Golden Eagles (6-2) each week. He expects to find more answers during this weekend’s Cox Diamond Invitational in Pensacola, Florida.

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  • USM golf coach Jerry Weeks says "it's just time"; will retire at end of season

    USM golf coach Jerry Weeks says "it's just time"; will retire at end of season

    Tuesday, February 27 2018 12:31 AM EST2018-02-27 05:31:47 GMT
    Southern Miss golf coach Jerry Weeks. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss golf coach Jerry Weeks. Courtesy: WDAM
    Southern Miss golf coach Jerry Weeks. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss golf coach Jerry Weeks. Courtesy: WDAM

    Jerry Weeks came to Hattiesburg in 1981. He stayed for good reason. The University of Alabama graduate spent 25 years as the Director of Golf Operations at the Hattiesburg County Club and has coached Southern Miss golf for the last 12 seasons. However, earlier this year Weeks announced that he would be retiring after USM’s spring season.

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    Jerry Weeks came to Hattiesburg in 1981. He stayed for good reason. The University of Alabama graduate spent 25 years as the Director of Golf Operations at the Hattiesburg County Club and has coached Southern Miss golf for the last 12 seasons. However, earlier this year Weeks announced that he would be retiring after USM’s spring season.

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  • USM hopes to learn from UT-Martin loss

    USM hopes to learn from UT-Martin loss

    Monday, February 26 2018 1:15 AM EST2018-02-26 06:15:28 GMT
    USM dropped to 5-2 following Saturday's loss to UT-Martin. Courtesy: WDAMUSM dropped to 5-2 following Saturday's loss to UT-Martin. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM dropped to 5-2 following Saturday's loss to UT-Martin. Courtesy: WDAMUSM dropped to 5-2 following Saturday's loss to UT-Martin. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss won the series over Tennessee-Martin with two convincing victories by a combined 29 runs. However, the Golden Eagles tripped up in the series finale, falling to the Skyhawks 13-10 after trailing 11-1 at one time in the game.

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    Southern Miss won the series over Tennessee-Martin with two convincing victories by a combined 29 runs. However, the Golden Eagles tripped up in the series finale, falling to the Skyhawks 13-10 after trailing 11-1 at one time in the game.

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  • USM wins series over UT-Martin, falters in finale

    USM wins series over UT-Martin, falters in finale

    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:45 AM EST2018-02-25 05:45:31 GMT
    Southern Miss fell to Tennessee-Martin 13-10 on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss fell to Tennessee-Martin 13-10 on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAM
    Southern Miss fell to Tennessee-Martin 13-10 on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss fell to Tennessee-Martin 13-10 on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Following a 13-4 win over Tennessee-Martin to begin the day, it looked as if Southern Miss was on its way to a clean sweep of the Skyhawks. However, the Golden Eagles dug themselves an 11-1 hole in the weekend finale and eventually fell to UT-Martin 13-10.

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    Following a 13-4 win over Tennessee-Martin to begin the day, it looked as if Southern Miss was on its way to a clean sweep of the Skyhawks. However, the Golden Eagles dug themselves an 11-1 hole in the weekend finale and eventually fell to UT-Martin 13-10.

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  • Nick Sandlin's 14 strikeouts helps USM to 16-2 win over UT-Martin

    Nick Sandlin's 14 strikeouts helps USM to 16-2 win over UT-Martin

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:04 AM EST2018-02-24 06:04:19 GMT
    Nick Sandlin struck out a career-high nine batters in USM's 16-2 win over UT-Martin. Courtesy: WDAMNick Sandlin struck out a career-high nine batters in USM's 16-2 win over UT-Martin. Courtesy: WDAM
    Nick Sandlin struck out a career-high nine batters in USM's 16-2 win over UT-Martin. Courtesy: WDAMNick Sandlin struck out a career-high nine batters in USM's 16-2 win over UT-Martin. Courtesy: WDAM

    Less than 24 hours after scheduling a weekend series with Tennessee-Martin, Southern Miss laced it up against the Skyhawks at Pete Taylor Park. Granted, it took a three-hour rain delay before the contest finally began.

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    Less than 24 hours after scheduling a weekend series with Tennessee-Martin, Southern Miss laced it up against the Skyhawks at Pete Taylor Park. Granted, it took a three-hour rain delay before the contest finally began.

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  • Gulf Coast Coaching Clinic: Brett Favre said he knew when the writing was on the wall

    Gulf Coast Coaching Clinic: Brett Favre said he knew when the writing was on the wall

    Friday, February 23 2018 3:23 PM EST2018-02-23 20:23:15 GMT

    Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre took the spotlight at the 55th annual Gulf Coast Coaching Clinic this morning at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino.  So when did Favre know it was time to retire?

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    Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre took the spotlight at the 55th annual Gulf Coast Coaching Clinic this morning at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino.  So when did Favre know it was time to retire?

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  • Southern Miss baseball will host UT Martin in three game series this weekend

    Southern Miss baseball will host UT Martin in three game series this weekend

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:16 PM EST2018-02-23 00:16:20 GMT

    The Golden Eagles (3-1) will play a single game at 2 p.m., at Pete Taylor Park, Friday, while then playing host to a doubleheader at 11 a.m., Saturday. Southern Miss initially scheduled to travel to Nacogdoches, Texas, for a tournament at Stephen F. Austin, but rain forced cancellation of that event.

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    The Golden Eagles (3-1) will play a single game at 2 p.m., at Pete Taylor Park, Friday, while then playing host to a doubleheader at 11 a.m., Saturday. Southern Miss initially scheduled to travel to Nacogdoches, Texas, for a tournament at Stephen F. Austin, but rain forced cancellation of that event.

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  • Southern Miss baseball cancels 3-game road trip

    Southern Miss baseball cancels 3-game road trip

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:53 PM EST2018-02-21 21:53:36 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team’s nine-game road swing just got three games shorter. (Photo source: USM)The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team’s nine-game road swing just got three games shorter. (Photo source: USM)

    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team’s nine-game road swing just got three games shorter. The Golden Eagles announced Wednesday afternoon that plans to play in a round-robin invitational tournament this week at Stephen F. Austin University had been cancelled because of expected inclement weather in the Nacogdoches, Texas, area. USM (3-1) was scheduled to play South Dakota State University on Friday, University of Texas-Arlington on Saturday and Stephen F. Austi...

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    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team’s nine-game road swing just got three games shorter. The Golden Eagles announced Wednesday afternoon that plans to play in a round-robin invitational tournament this week at Stephen F. Austin University had been cancelled because of expected inclement weather in the Nacogdoches, Texas, area. USM (3-1) was scheduled to play South Dakota State University on Friday, University of Texas-Arlington on Saturday and Stephen F. Austi...

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  • #13 Southern Miss loses lead, falls at #17 South Alabama

    #13 Southern Miss loses lead, falls at #17 South Alabama

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:22 AM EST2018-02-21 05:22:54 GMT
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    South Alabama scored four times in the eighth to rally for a 10-9 non-conference victory over Southern Miss Tuesday night at Eddie Stanky Field.  Luke Reynolds paced the Golden Eagles (3-1) with three hits including two solo home runs in taking the team lead with three, while Hunter Slater, Gabe Montenegro and LeeMarcus Boyd added two hits apiece.

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    South Alabama scored four times in the eighth to rally for a 10-9 non-conference victory over Southern Miss Tuesday night at Eddie Stanky Field.  Luke Reynolds paced the Golden Eagles (3-1) with three hits including two solo home runs in taking the team lead with three, while Hunter Slater, Gabe Montenegro and LeeMarcus Boyd added two hits apiece.

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  • Luke Reynolds and Nick Sandlin earn Conference USA weekly honors

    Luke Reynolds and Nick Sandlin earn Conference USA weekly honors

    Monday, February 19 2018 3:57 PM EST2018-02-19 20:57:16 GMT

    Reynolds, who was playing for the first time in a college season since 2015, hit .600 with three, two-hit games against his former school, Mississippi State. He ended the weekend with six runs scored, two doubles, a home run and five RBI, while stealing a bag on his only attempt. Nick Sandlin earned the Conference USA Pitcher of the Week awards.

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    Reynolds, who was playing for the first time in a college season since 2015, hit .600 with three, two-hit games against his former school, Mississippi State. He ended the weekend with six runs scored, two doubles, a home run and five RBI, while stealing a bag on his only attempt. Nick Sandlin earned the Conference USA Pitcher of the Week awards.

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  • Too Many Polls: February 19th

    Too Many Polls: February 19th

    Monday, February 19 2018 1:49 PM EST2018-02-19 18:49:51 GMT

    The world of college baseball is filled with quality teams and lets face it: Too Many Polls. Every week I’ll show you where Mississippi teams stack up in SIX national rankings.

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    The world of college baseball is filled with quality teams and lets face it: Too Many Polls. Every week I’ll show you where Mississippi teams stack up in SIX national rankings.

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  • #21 USM sweeps #12 MSU on Opening Weekend

    #21 USM sweeps #12 MSU on Opening Weekend

    Sunday, February 18 2018 10:53 PM EST2018-02-19 03:53:16 GMT
    Southern Miss sweeps Mississippi State on Opening Weekend. The Golden Eagles outscored the Bulldogs 23-6 and never trailed. Nick Ducote has a full report from Pete Taylor Park. Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
    Southern Miss sweeps Mississippi State on Opening Weekend. The Golden Eagles outscored the Bulldogs 23-6 and never trailed. Nick Ducote has a full report from Pete Taylor Park. Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
  • USM baseball sets season-ticket record

    USM baseball sets season-ticket record

    Sunday, February 18 2018 4:10 PM EST2018-02-18 21:10:11 GMT

    USM athletic officials reported that the Golden Eagles had sold more than 1,700 season tickets before the gates opened on the year at Pete Taylor Park.

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    USM athletic officials reported that the Golden Eagles had sold more than 1,700 season tickets before the gates opened on the year at Pete Taylor Park.

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  • USM tops State for second consecutive day to clinch series

    USM tops State for second consecutive day to clinch series

    Saturday, February 17 2018 6:22 PM EST2018-02-17 23:22:37 GMT
    USM tops State for second consecutive day to clinch series; Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)USM tops State for second consecutive day to clinch series; Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)

    Center fielder Jaylon Keys and third baseman Luke Reynolds homered to help the University of Southern Mississippi build an early lead, and the 21st-ranked Golden Eagles downed No. 23 Mississippi State University 7-4 Saturday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park.

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    Center fielder Jaylon Keys and third baseman Luke Reynolds homered to help the University of Southern Mississippi build an early lead, and the 21st-ranked Golden Eagles downed No. 23 Mississippi State University 7-4 Saturday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park.

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  • USM vs MSU series brings tourism into the city

    USM vs MSU series brings tourism into the city

    Saturday, February 17 2018 3:30 PM EST2018-02-17 20:30:23 GMT
    People from all over the state came to Hattiesburg to cheer on their favorite team in the baseball season opener between the University of Southern Mississippi at Pete Taylor Park. (Photo source: WDAM)People from all over the state came to Hattiesburg to cheer on their favorite team in the baseball season opener between the University of Southern Mississippi at Pete Taylor Park. (Photo source: WDAM)

    People from all over the state came to Hattiesburg to cheer on their favorite team during the University of Southern Mississippi versus Mississippi State baseball game.  Executive Director of Visit Hattiesburg Marlo Dorsey says that the city has the red carpet rolled out to anyone coming to the city to have a good time the weekend of the game.  "This is what tourism is all about," says Dorsey. 

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    People from all over the state came to Hattiesburg to cheer on their favorite team during the University of Southern Mississippi versus Mississippi State baseball game.  Executive Director of Visit Hattiesburg Marlo Dorsey says that the city has the red carpet rolled out to anyone coming to the city to have a good time the weekend of the game.  "This is what tourism is all about," says Dorsey. 

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  • Tori Bowie helps Mississippi put out wildfires

    Tori Bowie helps Mississippi put out wildfires

    Saturday, February 17 2018 2:23 PM EST2018-02-17 19:23:23 GMT

    The world's fastest woman and Olympic gold medalist Tori Bowie is helping her home state put out fires. The Mississippi native is featured in a public service announcement from the Forestry Commission to help prevent wildfires.

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    The world's fastest woman and Olympic gold medalist Tori Bowie is helping her home state put out fires. The Mississippi native is featured in a public service announcement from the Forestry Commission to help prevent wildfires.

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  • Sandlin & Golden Eagle offense shine as #21 Southern Miss blanks #12 Mississippi State 11-0

    Sandlin & Golden Eagle offense shine as #21 Southern Miss blanks #12 Mississippi State 11-0

    Friday, February 16 2018 11:04 PM EST2018-02-17 04:04:50 GMT

    Nick Sandlin struck out 9 in 7 shutout innings, the Golden Eagles put up 11 runs on 11 hits to blank #12 Mississippi State.

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    Nick Sandlin struck out 9 in 7 shutout innings, the Golden Eagles put up 11 runs on 11 hits to blank #12 Mississippi State.

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  • USM comes up empty down the stretch, falls to MTSU

    USM comes up empty down the stretch, falls to MTSU

    Thursday, February 15 2018 11:35 PM EST2018-02-16 04:35:23 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi went scoreless over the final 7:14 of play play in a 72-62 loss to visiting Middle Tennessee State University at Green Coliseum Thursday.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi went scoreless over the final 7:14 of play play in a 72-62 loss to visiting Middle Tennessee State University at Green Coliseum Thursday.

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  • Southern Miss IF Luke Reynolds ready to face former team

    Southern Miss IF Luke Reynolds ready to face former team

    Thursday, February 15 2018 6:47 PM EST2018-02-15 23:47:29 GMT
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    Reynolds wore maroon in 2016 then transferred to the Golden Eagles. He's motivated for 2018 after watching a record 2017 campaign from the dugout.

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    Reynolds wore maroon in 2016 then transferred to the Golden Eagles. He's motivated for 2018 after watching a record 2017 campaign from the dugout.

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  • Christian Ostrander takes reins of USM pitching

    Christian Ostrander takes reins of USM pitching

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 3:47 PM EST2018-02-14 20:47:58 GMT
    Christian Ostrander enters his first season as USM's pitching coach. Courtesy: WDAMChristian Ostrander enters his first season as USM's pitching coach. Courtesy: WDAM

    For seven years as the head baseball coach of Jones County Junior College, Christian Ostrander watched the Southern Miss program from a distance. Third-year JCJC head coach Chris Kirtland spent six seasons on Ostrander’s Bobcat staff and knows what coach “Oz” can bring in his first season as the Golden Eagles pitching coach.

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    For seven years as the head baseball coach of Jones County Junior College, Christian Ostrander watched the Southern Miss program from a distance. Third-year JCJC head coach Chris Kirtland spent six seasons on Ostrander’s Bobcat staff and knows what coach “Oz” can bring in his first season as the Golden Eagles pitching coach.

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  • NCAA football attendance down for six Mississippi schools

    NCAA football attendance down for six Mississippi schools

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 5:25 PM EST2018-02-13 22:25:57 GMT

    Ole Miss and Mississippi State remain in the top 30 in FBS attendance. Alcorn State and Jackson State are in the top 15 in FCS, Delta State is in the top 25 in Division II. The Rebels, Tigers, and Southern Miss suffered significant drops in average attendance per game.

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    Ole Miss and Mississippi State remain in the top 30 in FBS attendance. Alcorn State and Jackson State are in the top 15 in FCS, Delta State is in the top 25 in Division II. The Rebels, Tigers, and Southern Miss suffered significant drops in average attendance per game.

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  • USM bounces back to trounce Charlotte, 72-54

    USM bounces back to trounce Charlotte, 72-54

    Saturday, February 10 2018 9:00 PM EST2018-02-11 02:00:58 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi broke away from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte soon after halftime, limiting the 49ers to four points in a 10-minute, 6-second, span of the second half before rolling away to a 72-54 win.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi broke away from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte soon after halftime, limiting the 49ers to four points in a 10-minute, 6-second, span of the second half before rolling away to a 72-54 win.

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  • Lady Eagles stunned by ODU, 74-55

    Lady Eagles stunned by ODU, 74-55

    Saturday, February 10 2018 7:11 PM EST2018-02-11 00:11:15 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi women’s basketball team was ambushed at home Saturday afternoon. Old Dominion University made 61.4 percent of its shots from the floor and the Lady Monarchs buried the Lady Eagles in the second and third quarters in a 74-55 Conference USA decision at Reed Green Coliseum.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi women’s basketball team was ambushed at home Saturday afternoon. Old Dominion University made 61.4 percent of its shots from the floor and the Lady Monarchs buried the Lady Eagles in the second and third quarters in a 74-55 Conference USA decision at Reed Green Coliseum.

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  • Bianco, Cannizaro, & Berry talk Big 3 baseball a week before Opening Day

    Bianco, Cannizaro, & Berry talk Big 3 baseball a week before Opening Day

    Friday, February 9 2018 11:59 PM EST2018-02-10 04:59:07 GMT

    There's hope on the horizon after gloomy weather this week. We're a week away from Opening Day in college baseball. #9 Ole Miss, #12 Mississippi State, and #21 Southern Miss all enter the season in the Top 25. We'll go around the horn with the Big 3 skippers.

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    There's hope on the horizon after gloomy weather this week. We're a week away from Opening Day in college baseball. #9 Ole Miss, #12 Mississippi State, and #21 Southern Miss all enter the season in the Top 25. We'll go around the horn with the Big 3 skippers.

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  • 2 Bulldogs, 1 Rebel, 1 Golden Eagle on Golden Spikes Award preseason watch list

    2 Bulldogs, 1 Rebel, 1 Golden Eagle on Golden Spikes Award preseason watch list

    Friday, February 9 2018 3:57 PM EST2018-02-09 20:57:58 GMT
    Source: USA BaseballSource: USA Baseball

    Jake Mangum, Konnor Pilkington, Ryan Rolison, & Matt Wallner are on the radar.

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    Jake Mangum, Konnor Pilkington, Ryan Rolison, & Matt Wallner are on the radar.

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  • ODU hands USM first home-court defeat, 68-63

    ODU hands USM first home-court defeat, 68-63

    Thursday, February 8 2018 10:56 PM EST2018-02-09 03:56:43 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi came into Thursday night’s Conference USA men’s basketball throwdown with Old Dominion University unbeaten in nine home games at Reed Green Coliseum. (Photo source: WDAM archive)The University of Southern Mississippi came into Thursday night’s Conference USA men’s basketball throwdown with Old Dominion University unbeaten in nine home games at Reed Green Coliseum. (Photo source: WDAM archive)
    The University of Southern Mississippi came into Thursday night’s Conference USA men’s basketball throwdown with Old Dominion University unbeaten in nine home games at Reed Green Coliseum. The Monarchs had not lost in five conference road games. Something had to give, and USM did in the final 15 minutes of the game. ODU erased an 11-point deficit with a 13-0 run over a 4:11 span of the second half, and after swapping leads four more times, finally seized the lead for go...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi came into Thursday night’s Conference USA men’s basketball throwdown with Old Dominion University unbeaten in nine home games at Reed Green Coliseum. The Monarchs had not lost in five conference road games. Something had to give, and USM did in the final 15 minutes of the game. ODU erased an 11-point deficit with a 13-0 run over a 4:11 span of the second half, and after swapping leads four more times, finally seized the lead for go...More >>
  • National Signing Day 2018

    National Signing Day 2018

    Thursday, February 8 2018 5:34 PM EST2018-02-08 22:34:41 GMT
    The WDAM 7 Sports Team has all the latest news on athletes here in the Pine Belt who are signing on to play at football the next level. (Photo source: WDAM)The WDAM 7 Sports Team has all the latest news on athletes here in the Pine Belt who are signing on to play at football the next level. (Photo source: WDAM)

    The WDAM 7 Sports Team has all the latest news on athletes here in the Pine Belt who signed on to play football at the next level.

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    The WDAM 7 Sports Team has all the latest news on athletes here in the Pine Belt who signed on to play football at the next level.

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  • National Signing Day 2018 in Mississippi

    National Signing Day 2018 in Mississippi

    Thursday, February 8 2018 12:40 AM EST2018-02-08 05:40:41 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    We'll update this page with reports from recruiting classes, interviews, clips, social media posts from the WLBT/FOX 40 Sports Team and more.

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    We'll update this page with reports from recruiting classes, interviews, clips, social media posts from the WLBT/FOX 40 Sports Team and more.

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  • Jefferson Davis safety Malik Shorts signs with Southern Miss

    Jefferson Davis safety Malik Shorts signs with Southern Miss

    Thursday, February 8 2018 12:07 AM EST2018-02-08 05:07:05 GMT
    Jefferson Davis' Malik Shorts signed with Southern Miss on Wednesday. Courtesy: WDAMJefferson Davis' Malik Shorts signed with Southern Miss on Wednesday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Jefferson Davis County product Malik Shorts joins the large group of Bassfield talent to sign a football scholarship with Southern Miss. Shorts inked with the Golden Eagles on Wednesday’s National Signing Day, joining USM’s 23-man 2018 class.

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    Jefferson Davis County product Malik Shorts joins the large group of Bassfield talent to sign a football scholarship with Southern Miss. Shorts inked with the Golden Eagles on Wednesday’s National Signing Day, joining USM’s 23-man 2018 class.

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  • WLBT Sports Extra: Jay Hopson on 2018 Southern Miss recruiting class

    WLBT Sports Extra: Jay Hopson on 2018 Southern Miss recruiting class

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 6:38 PM EST2018-02-07 23:38:33 GMT
    WLBT archivesWLBT archives

    The Golden Eagles head coach made a stop in the metro. Hopson appeared at the USM NSD Party at Drago's.

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    The Golden Eagles head coach made a stop in the metro. Hopson appeared at the USM NSD Party at Drago's.

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  • Several Magnolia State storylines as National Signing Day (part 2) nears

    Several Magnolia State storylines as National Signing Day (part 2) nears

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 12:32 AM EST2018-02-07 05:32:24 GMT
    Source: WMCSource: WMC

    We're getting close to a day where the fax machine is actually relevant. Wednesday marks the second National Signing Day for football players in the 2018 class.

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    We're getting close to a day where the fax machine is actually relevant. Wednesday marks the second National Signing Day for football players in the 2018 class.

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  • Tylertown native Cra'vorkian Carson named C-USA Male Track Athlete of the Week

    Tylertown native Cra'vorkian Carson named C-USA Male Track Athlete of the Week

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 4:11 PM EST2018-02-06 21:11:15 GMT
    Source: SouthernMiss.comSource: SouthernMiss.com

    Southern Miss senior Cra’vorkian Carson was awarded Male Track Athlete of the Week following a record breaking performance at the Bayou Bengal Invite hosted by LSU. The Tylertown native broke the school record in the men’s 60m dash with a time of 6.64.

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    Southern Miss senior Cra’vorkian Carson was awarded Male Track Athlete of the Week following a record breaking performance at the Bayou Bengal Invite hosted by LSU. The Tylertown native broke the school record in the men’s 60m dash with a time of 6.64.

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  • USM football to wrap up 2018 signing class

    USM football to wrap up 2018 signing class

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 4:06 PM EST2018-02-06 21:06:02 GMT

    University of Southern Mississippi football coach Jay Hopson sounded pleased in December with the Golden Eagles’ recruiting efforts during the shakedown cruise of the newly-minted early signing period.

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    University of Southern Mississippi football coach Jay Hopson sounded pleased in December with the Golden Eagles’ recruiting efforts during the shakedown cruise of the newly-minted early signing period.

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  • Four Rebels, two Bulldogs, one Golden Eagle invited to 2018 NFL Combine

    Four Rebels, two Bulldogs, one Golden Eagle invited to 2018 NFL Combine

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 3:37 PM EST2018-02-06 20:37:38 GMT
    Source: NFLSource: NFL

    A pair of former Callaway Chargers will have a chance to perform in front of NFL coaches and scouts. Breeland Speaks and Rod Taylor headline a Magnolia State contingent invited to the 2018 NFL Combine. The list of invitees were released on Tuesday morning.

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    A pair of former Callaway Chargers will have a chance to perform in front of NFL coaches and scouts. Breeland Speaks and Rod Taylor headline a Magnolia State contingent invited to the 2018 NFL Combine. The list of invitees were released on Tuesday morning.

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  • Five Lady Eagles in double figures as Southern Miss beats Marshall

    Five Lady Eagles in double figures as Southern Miss beats Marshall

    Monday, February 5 2018 12:02 AM EST2018-02-05 05:02:01 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    The Southern Miss women’s basketball team (13-9, 5-4) used a balanced scoring attack to notch a 70-61 win over Marshall (7-15, 1-8) Sunday afternoon in Reed Green Coliseum.

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    The Southern Miss women’s basketball team (13-9, 5-4) used a balanced scoring attack to notch a 70-61 win over Marshall (7-15, 1-8) Sunday afternoon in Reed Green Coliseum.

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  • Tyree Griffin has 21 pts as Southern Miss beats Florida Atlantic

    Tyree Griffin has 21 pts as Southern Miss beats Florida Atlantic

    Saturday, February 3 2018 10:57 PM EST2018-02-04 03:57:30 GMT
    WLBT archivesWLBT archives

    Tyree Griffin scored 21 points, Dominic Magee added 16 more and Southern Miss held off Florida Atlantic in the second half for a 77-66 win Saturday night. Southern Miss (12-12, 5-6 Conference-USA) closed out the first half with a 22-6 run that included a pair of 3-pointers from D'Angelo Richardson to take a 38-21 advantage into the break, but had to scramble in the second half as Florida Atlantic closed in.

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    Tyree Griffin scored 21 points, Dominic Magee added 16 more and Southern Miss held off Florida Atlantic in the second half for a 77-66 win Saturday night. Southern Miss (12-12, 5-6 Conference-USA) closed out the first half with a 22-6 run that included a pair of 3-pointers from D'Angelo Richardson to take a 38-21 advantage into the break, but had to scramble in the second half as Florida Atlantic closed in.

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  • Florida International holds off Southern Miss, 76-70

    Florida International holds off Southern Miss, 76-70

    Thursday, February 1 2018 9:30 PM EST2018-02-02 02:30:43 GMT

    A run by Florida International University at the start of the second half left the University of Southern Mississippi in a double-digit hole Thursday night, and poor free-throw shooting hurt the Golden Eagles down the stretch in a 76-70 loss to the Panthers.

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    A run by Florida International University at the start of the second half left the University of Southern Mississippi in a double-digit hole Thursday night, and poor free-throw shooting hurt the Golden Eagles down the stretch in a 76-70 loss to the Panthers.

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  • Mississippi State/Southern Miss baseball series sold out

    Mississippi State/Southern Miss baseball series sold out

    Thursday, February 1 2018 11:10 AM EST2018-02-01 16:10:02 GMT

    The Mississippi Farm Bureau Classic, featuring Southern Miss and Mississippi State, Feb. 16-18, has been sold out. The series, which opens the Golden Eagles’ 2018 schedule, will be played at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field. Southern Miss now has sold out its last seven home contests, dating back to last season.

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    The Mississippi Farm Bureau Classic, featuring Southern Miss and Mississippi State, Feb. 16-18, has been sold out. The series, which opens the Golden Eagles’ 2018 schedule, will be played at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field. Southern Miss now has sold out its last seven home contests, dating back to last season.

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  • 2 Rebels, 1 Bulldog, 1 Golden Eagle on Baseball America's Preseason All-American Team

    2 Rebels, 1 Bulldog, 1 Golden Eagle on Baseball America's Preseason All-American Team

    Monday, January 29 2018 6:14 PM EST2018-01-29 23:14:03 GMT

    Konnor Pilkington, Ryan Rolison, Matt Wallner, and Dallas Woolfolk were honored on Monday.

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    Konnor Pilkington, Ryan Rolison, Matt Wallner, and Dallas Woolfolk were honored on Monday.

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  • Ito Smith wraps up Southern Miss football career at Senior Bowl

    Ito Smith wraps up Southern Miss football career at Senior Bowl

    Monday, January 29 2018 12:50 AM EST2018-01-29 05:50:55 GMT
    Ito Smith finished his Southern Miss career as the all-time leader in career all-purpose yards (6,512). Courtesy: WDAMIto Smith finished his Southern Miss career as the all-time leader in career all-purpose yards (6,512). Courtesy: WDAM

    For four years, Southern Miss fans have known No. 25 as Ito Smith. The running back was often called “The Judge,” laying down the law on the football field. While USM fans have grown accustomed to hearing, ‘Touchdown Ito,’ some might be interested to learn that his given name is Romerius Dejuante Smith.

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    For four years, Southern Miss fans have known No. 25 as Ito Smith. The running back was often called “The Judge,” laying down the law on the football field. While USM fans have grown accustomed to hearing, ‘Touchdown Ito,’ some might be interested to learn that his given name is Romerius Dejuante Smith.

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  • Daniel Keating enters senior season with team-first mentality

    Daniel Keating enters senior season with team-first mentality

    Sunday, January 28 2018 6:25 PM EST2018-01-28 23:25:30 GMT
    Gulfport product Daniel Keating goes to bat for Southern Miss at the 2017 Conference USA Tournament at MGM Park.Gulfport product Daniel Keating goes to bat for Southern Miss at the 2017 Conference USA Tournament at MGM Park.

    With one year remaining in his collegiate career, Gulfport product Daniel Keating looks to battle back from a hand injury and make a lasting impression on Southern Miss baseball. 

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    With one year remaining in his collegiate career, Gulfport product Daniel Keating looks to battle back from a hand injury and make a lasting impression on Southern Miss baseball. 

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  • Louisiana Tech shoots 56 percent, beats Southern Miss 89-66

    Louisiana Tech shoots 56 percent, beats Southern Miss 89-66

    Saturday, January 27 2018 9:52 PM EST2018-01-28 02:52:31 GMT
    Source: KTVESource: KTVE

    Louisiana Tech started fast and kept up the momentum throughout the rest of the way, defeating Southern Miss 89-66 Saturday night in Ruston.

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    Louisiana Tech started fast and kept up the momentum throughout the rest of the way, defeating Southern Miss 89-66 Saturday night in Ruston.

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  • Southern Miss baseball picked to win Conference USA, Sandlin & Wallner honored

    Southern Miss baseball picked to win Conference USA, Sandlin & Wallner honored

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 3:40 PM EST2018-01-24 20:40:34 GMT
    WLBTWLBT

    Matt Wallner was selected as the C-USA Preseason Player of the Year. Nick Sandlin earned C-USA Preseason Pitcher of the Year honors.

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    Matt Wallner was selected as the C-USA Preseason Player of the Year. Nick Sandlin earned C-USA Preseason Pitcher of the Year honors.

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  • Ito Smith looks to make noise at Senior Bowl

    Ito Smith looks to make noise at Senior Bowl

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 12:40 AM EST2018-01-24 05:40:06 GMT
    Ito Smith represents Southern Miss at the 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. Courtesy: WDAMIto Smith represents Southern Miss at the 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. Courtesy: WDAM

    Hundreds of NFL personnel were huddled inside Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Tuesday as the Reese’s Senior Bowl held its first practices ahead of Saturday’s all-star game. Former Golden Eagle running back Ito Smith represents Southern Miss in Mobile – the first USM player since Jamie Collins in 2012 to participate in the Senior Bowl.

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    Hundreds of NFL personnel were huddled inside Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Tuesday as the Reese’s Senior Bowl held its first practices ahead of Saturday’s all-star game. Former Golden Eagle running back Ito Smith represents Southern Miss in Mobile – the first USM player since Jamie Collins in 2012 to participate in the Senior Bowl.

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  • Cortez Edwards leading USM in scoring

    Cortez Edwards leading USM in scoring

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 12:18 AM EST2018-01-24 05:18:13 GMT
    USM junior guard Cortez Edwards. Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior guard Cortez Edwards. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss basketball coach Doc Sadler has talked about how grateful he is for the players that committed to USM despite facing postseason bans and other obstacles due to NCAA sanctions inherited from the Donnie Tyndall campaign. Cortez Edwards is one of a handful of Golden Eagles that trusted in Sadler and Southern Miss.

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    Southern Miss basketball coach Doc Sadler has talked about how grateful he is for the players that committed to USM despite facing postseason bans and other obstacles due to NCAA sanctions inherited from the Donnie Tyndall campaign. Cortez Edwards is one of a handful of Golden Eagles that trusted in Sadler and Southern Miss.

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  • WDAM All-Star: USM guard Shonte "Dump" Hailes

    WDAM All-Star: USM guard Shonte "Dump" Hailes

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 12:04 AM EST2018-01-24 05:04:39 GMT
    Shonte Hailes scored a career-high 28 points in the Lady Eagles' 80-63 win over UAB. Courtesy: WDAMShonte Hailes scored a career-high 28 points in the Lady Eagles' 80-63 win over UAB. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Lady Eagles come off a huge road trip, notching wins over UAB and Middle Tennessee. The key behind those wins was the play of guard Shonte “Dump” Hailes. The sophomore poured in a career-high 28 points to help upset the Blazers 80-63.

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    The Lady Eagles come off a huge road trip, notching wins over UAB and Middle Tennessee. The key behind those wins was the play of guard Shonte “Dump” Hailes. The sophomore poured in a career-high 28 points to help upset the Blazers 80-63.

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  • Marquis Haynes & Ito Smith have something to prove at Senior Bowl

    Marquis Haynes & Ito Smith have something to prove at Senior Bowl

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 7:36 PM EST2018-01-24 00:36:32 GMT
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    The Ole Miss and Southern Miss standouts are both on the South squad this week.

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    The Ole Miss and Southern Miss standouts are both on the South squad this week.

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  • 2018 Southern Miss football schedule features opener vs. Jackson State

    2018 Southern Miss football schedule features opener vs. Jackson State

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 1:58 PM EST2018-01-23 18:58:49 GMT

     The Golden Eagles open their 102nd football campaign at home for the third time over the last four years, Sept. 1, with in-state foe Jackson State at Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

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     The Golden Eagles open their 102nd football campaign at home for the third time over the last four years, Sept. 1, with in-state foe Jackson State at Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

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  • Southern Miss guard Shonte Hailes named C-USA Player of the Week

    Southern Miss guard Shonte Hailes named C-USA Player of the Week

    Monday, January 22 2018 6:35 PM EST2018-01-22 23:35:26 GMT
    Source: WBRCSource: WBRC

    Hailes led the assault on the Blazers in Bartow Arena with a career mark of 28 points, while also adding five rebounds and two assists. The Quitman native connected on four three-pointers in the contest, tying her previous career-high, and was perfect from the charity stripe.

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    Hailes led the assault on the Blazers in Bartow Arena with a career mark of 28 points, while also adding five rebounds and two assists. The Quitman native connected on four three-pointers in the contest, tying her previous career-high, and was perfect from the charity stripe.

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  • Golden Eagles remain perfect at home

    Golden Eagles remain perfect at home

    Saturday, January 20 2018 10:44 PM EST2018-01-21 03:44:07 GMT
    Southern Miss topped conference foe North Texas 85-78, improving to 11-10, 4-4 (C-USA), 9-0 (home). Tyree Griffin led the game with 29 points.  Golden Eagles get some time off before traveling to face Louisiana Tech next Saturday.  Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
    Southern Miss topped conference foe North Texas 85-78, improving to 11-10, 4-4 (C-USA), 9-0 (home). Tyree Griffin led the game with 29 points.  Golden Eagles get some time off before traveling to face Louisiana Tech next Saturday.  Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Four Golden Eagles in double figures as USM beats Rice 86-75

    Four Golden Eagles in double figures as USM beats Rice 86-75

    Thursday, January 18 2018 11:51 PM EST2018-01-19 04:51:22 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    The Southern Miss men's basketball team continued its home cooking inside Reed Green Coliseum on Thursday, leading by as much as 20 in an eventual 86-75 victory over Rice. The Golden Eagles picked up their 10th win, the most for the program since 2011-12.

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    The Southern Miss men's basketball team continued its home cooking inside Reed Green Coliseum on Thursday, leading by as much as 20 in an eventual 86-75 victory over Rice. The Golden Eagles picked up their 10th win, the most for the program since 2011-12.

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  • Shonte Hailes has 28 pts as USM Lady Eagles knock off UAB

    Shonte Hailes has 28 pts as USM Lady Eagles knock off UAB

    Thursday, January 18 2018 11:47 PM EST2018-01-19 04:47:23 GMT
    Source: WBRCSource: WBRC

    Led by career-highs from Shonte Hailes and Megan Brown, the Southern Miss women’s basketball team (10-7, 2-2) snapped UAB’s (14-3, 3-1) seven game win streak Thursday night with a 80-63 win over the Blazers in Bartow Arena.

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    Led by career-highs from Shonte Hailes and Megan Brown, the Southern Miss women’s basketball team (10-7, 2-2) snapped UAB’s (14-3, 3-1) seven game win streak Thursday night with a 80-63 win over the Blazers in Bartow Arena.

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  • USM simplifies pricing on football season tickets

    USM simplifies pricing on football season tickets

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:31 PM EST2018-01-18 22:31:46 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    The University of Southern Mississippi announced Thursday prices for 2018 football season tickets.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi announced Thursday prices for 2018 football season tickets.

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  • USM men’s golf coach to retire

    USM men’s golf coach to retire

    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:21 PM EST2018-01-18 21:21:27 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    University of Southern Mississippi men's golf coach Jerry Weeks announced earlier this week that he intended to retire at the end of the spring season.

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    University of Southern Mississippi men's golf coach Jerry Weeks announced earlier this week that he intended to retire at the end of the spring season.

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  • USM duo preparing for NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

    USM duo preparing for NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:04 PM EST2018-01-18 00:04:08 GMT

    USM senior safety Tarvarius Moore and senior defensive end Xavier Thigpen were among 112, draft-eligible players gathering in California this week for preparations for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

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    USM senior safety Tarvarius Moore and senior defensive end Xavier Thigpen were among 112, draft-eligible players gathering in California this week for preparations for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

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  • Former Golden Eagles Kirk McCarty, Dylan Burdeaux to host baseball camp

    Former Golden Eagles Kirk McCarty, Dylan Burdeaux to host baseball camp

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:56 PM EST2018-01-17 04:56:09 GMT
    Kirk McCarty (USM). Courtesy: WDAMKirk McCarty (USM). Courtesy: WDAM

    Former Golden Eagles Kirk McCarty and Dylan Burdeaux recently wrapped up their first minor league baseball seasons. After helping lead Southern Miss to a school-record 50 wins last season, the two hope to share some their baseball knowledge this weekend at their inaugural “Formers Teaching Futures” camp. The first camp takes place Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mississippi Elite in Hattiesburg.

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    Former Golden Eagles Kirk McCarty and Dylan Burdeaux recently wrapped up their first minor league baseball seasons. After helping lead Southern Miss to a school-record 50 wins last season, the two hope to share some their baseball knowledge this weekend at their inaugural “Formers Teaching Futures” camp. The first camp takes place Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mississippi Elite in Hattiesburg.

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  • One month away from Opening Day in college baseball

    One month away from Opening Day in college baseball

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:02 PM EST2018-01-17 04:02:31 GMT

    It's really cold in Mississippi, so lets warm up with blankets and a glimmer of hope: Tuesday marks one month away from Opening Day in college baseball.

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    It's really cold in Mississippi, so lets warm up with blankets and a glimmer of hope: Tuesday marks one month away from Opening Day in college baseball.

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  • Tyree Griffin has 21 pts but Southern Miss falls at Middle Tennessee

    Tyree Griffin has 21 pts but Southern Miss falls at Middle Tennessee

    Saturday, January 13 2018 10:07 PM EST2018-01-14 03:07:32 GMT
    Source: ESPN3Source: ESPN3

    Brandon Walters totaled 19 points and eight rebounds and Giddy Potts added 14 points, seven boards, three assists and two steals to power Middle Tennessee to a 69-49 victory over Southern Miss on Saturday.

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    Brandon Walters totaled 19 points and eight rebounds and Giddy Potts added 14 points, seven boards, three assists and two steals to power Middle Tennessee to a 69-49 victory over Southern Miss on Saturday.

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  • Lady Eagles pick up first C-USA win

    Lady Eagles pick up first C-USA win

    Friday, January 12 2018 4:28 PM EST2018-01-12 21:28:49 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagles shot 53.6 percent from the floor in the first half Thursday night. (Photo source: USM)The University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagles shot 53.6 percent from the floor in the first half Thursday night. (Photo source: USM)
    The University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagles shot 53.6 percent from the floor in the first half Thursday night, building a 13-point halftime lead they rode to a 65-50 Conference USA victory over Louisiana Tech University at Reed Green Coliseum. The Lady Eagles (9-7, 1-2 C-USA) picked up its first conference of the season as senior forward Jayla King scored 19 points and sophomore guard Shonte Hailes added 17. “We were fortunate to get a win (Thursday) against a good team...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagles shot 53.6 percent from the floor in the first half Thursday night, building a 13-point halftime lead they rode to a 65-50 Conference USA victory over Louisiana Tech University at Reed Green Coliseum. The Lady Eagles (9-7, 1-2 C-USA) picked up its first conference of the season as senior forward Jayla King scored 19 points and sophomore guard Shonte Hailes added 17. “We were fortunate to get a win (Thursday) against a good team...More >>
  • Golden Eagles drop 3rd conference game to UAB

    Golden Eagles drop 3rd conference game to UAB

    Thursday, January 11 2018 11:38 PM EST2018-01-12 04:38:30 GMT
    Southern Miss lost to UAB 86-75 in Birmingham, Alabama.  The Golden Eagles drop to 9-9, 2-3 (C-USA).  Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
    Southern Miss lost to UAB 86-75 in Birmingham, Alabama.  The Golden Eagles drop to 9-9, 2-3 (C-USA).  Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
  • MSU and USM honored on Freshman All-American Team

    MSU and USM honored on Freshman All-American Team

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 12:03 AM EST2018-01-09 05:03:24 GMT

    Jace Christmann and Racheem Boothe were selected.

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    Jace Christmann and Racheem Boothe were selected.

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  • USM basketball unbeaten at home, looks to improve on the road

    USM basketball unbeaten at home, looks to improve on the road

    Monday, January 8 2018 9:12 PM EST2018-01-09 02:12:40 GMT
    USM basketball is 7-0 at home this season. Courtesy: WDAMUSM basketball is 7-0 at home this season. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Golden Eagles’ ten-point win over UTSA on Saturday improved their record to 9-8. USM’s ninth win of last season did not come until February 25. That experience a year ago gave the Eagles perspective and is paying dividends this season. “All the guys got to experience going through those tough times together so it makes us closer,” said USM junior guard Cortez Edwards.

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    The Golden Eagles’ ten-point win over UTSA on Saturday improved their record to 9-8. USM’s ninth win of last season did not come until February 25. That experience a year ago gave the Eagles perspective and is paying dividends this season. “All the guys got to experience going through those tough times together so it makes us closer,” said USM junior guard Cortez Edwards.

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  • Southern Miss remains unbeaten at home, topping UTSA 93-83

    Southern Miss remains unbeaten at home, topping UTSA 93-83

    Saturday, January 6 2018 11:46 PM EST2018-01-07 04:46:36 GMT
    Southern Miss beats conference foe UTSA 93-83. Golden Eagles are now 9-8, 2-2 in Conference USA play. USM also holds a perfect record at home this season. Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
    Southern Miss beats conference foe UTSA 93-83. Golden Eagles are now 9-8, 2-2 in Conference USA play. USM also holds a perfect record at home this season. Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
  • USM flashes past UTEP, 85-75

    USM flashes past UTEP, 85-75

    Thursday, January 4 2018 11:10 PM EST2018-01-05 04:10:37 GMT
    USM picked up its first Conference USA win of the season (Photo source: WDAM archive)USM picked up its first Conference USA win of the season (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    Home proved to be sweet for the University of Southern Mississippi Thursday night. After returning from the rough sojourn on the road, the Golden Eagles built a 23-point lead in the second half and then held off a late University of Texas-El Paso rally to secure an 85-75 Conference USA victory at Green Coliseum. For the first time this season, USM had five players score in double figures, and the Golden Eagles shot a blistering 74.1 percent in the second half to put up the most poin...

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    Home proved to be sweet for the University of Southern Mississippi Thursday night. After returning from the rough sojourn on the road, the Golden Eagles built a 23-point lead in the second half and then held off a late University of Texas-El Paso rally to secure an 85-75 Conference USA victory at Green Coliseum. For the first time this season, USM had five players score in double figures, and the Golden Eagles shot a blistering 74.1 percent in the second half to put up the most poin...

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  • Southern Miss baseball series canceled over 'religious freedom' law

    Southern Miss baseball series canceled over 'religious freedom' law

    Thursday, January 4 2018 7:40 PM EST2018-01-05 00:40:00 GMT

    A state law concerning same-sex couples has caused a scheduling issue for the Southern Miss baseball team.

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    A state law concerning same-sex couples has caused a scheduling issue for the Southern Miss baseball team.

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  • USM’s Riley to take part in football showcase

    USM’s Riley to take part in football showcase

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 7:21 PM EST2018-01-03 00:21:19 GMT
    USM's Draper Riley selected to appear in College Gridiron showcase & Symposium. (Photo source: WDAM archive)USM's Draper Riley selected to appear in College Gridiron showcase & Symposium. (Photo source: WDAM archive)
    University of Southern Mississippi senior defensive tackle Draper Riley was selected to appear in the fourth annual College Gridiron Showcase &Symposium, a four-day showcase for college players eligible for the 2018 National Football League draft. Staged in the Dallas-Fort Worth area from Jan. 6-10, players will spend five days being evaluated by professional football league scouts. Since 2015, 273 CGS attendees have either been drafted, signed as free agents or extended rookie ...More >>
    University of Southern Mississippi senior defensive tackle Draper Riley was selected to appear in the fourth annual College Gridiron Showcase &Symposium, a four-day showcase for college players eligible for the 2018 National Football League draft. Staged in the Dallas-Fort Worth area from Jan. 6-10, players will spend five days being evaluated by professional football league scouts. Since 2015, 273 CGS attendees have either been drafted, signed as free agents or extended rookie ...More >>
  • Southern Miss WR Korey Robertson declares for 2018 NFL Draft

    Southern Miss WR Korey Robertson declares for 2018 NFL Draft

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 3:49 PM EST2018-01-02 20:49:29 GMT

    He led the Golden Eagles with 76 catches for 1,106 yards and 12 touchdowns this season.

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    He led the Golden Eagles with 76 catches for 1,106 yards and 12 touchdowns this season.

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  • Former USM coach enjoying CFP role

    Former USM coach enjoying CFP role

    Sunday, December 31 2017 9:50 PM EST2018-01-01 02:50:33 GMT
    Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)

    Like millions of college football fans, Jeff Bower will have a television tuned to Monday night’s semifinal games of the College Football Playoff. 

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    Like millions of college football fans, Jeff Bower will have a television tuned to Monday night’s semifinal games of the College Football Playoff. 

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  • Dwight Coleby has 20 pts as Western Kentucky beats Southern Miss

    Dwight Coleby has 20 pts as Western Kentucky beats Southern Miss

    Saturday, December 30 2017 9:37 PM EST2017-12-31 02:37:32 GMT
    Source: WBKOSource: WBKO

    The Piney Woods alum also had 7 rebounds as the Hilltoppers beat Southern Miss 82-66.

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    The Piney Woods alum also had 7 rebounds as the Hilltoppers beat Southern Miss 82-66.

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  • Florida State RB Cam Akers and Southern Miss trending up as 2018 nears

    Florida State RB Cam Akers and Southern Miss trending up as 2018 nears

    Friday, December 29 2017 12:03 AM EST2017-12-29 05:03:38 GMT

    Southern Miss ended their season in the Independence Bowl against Florida State. But in this game, we got a glimpse of two things to look forward to for next season.

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    Southern Miss ended their season in the Independence Bowl against Florida State. But in this game, we got a glimpse of two things to look forward to for next season.

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  • Nick Ducote reports from Shreveport as Southern Miss falls in Independence Bowl

    Nick Ducote reports from Shreveport as Southern Miss falls in Independence Bowl

    Thursday, December 28 2017 12:12 AM EST2017-12-28 05:12:41 GMT

    Jay Hopson reflected on the loss, while Ito Smith and Tarvarius Moore reflected after their final game as Golden Eagles.

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    Jay Hopson reflected on the loss, while Ito Smith and Tarvarius Moore reflected after their final game as Golden Eagles.

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  • Florida State beats Southern Miss 42-13 in Independence Bowl

    Florida State beats Southern Miss 42-13 in Independence Bowl

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 6:45 PM EST2017-12-27 23:45:28 GMT

    James Blackman threw three of his Independence Bowl-record four touchdown passes to Auden Tate and Florida State beat Southern Mississippi 42-13 on Wednesday. 

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    James Blackman threw three of his Independence Bowl-record four touchdown passes to Auden Tate and Florida State beat Southern Mississippi 42-13 on Wednesday. 

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  • Ito Smith, Cam Akers featured backs in the Independence Bowl

    Ito Smith, Cam Akers featured backs in the Independence Bowl

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 11:59 AM EST2017-12-27 16:59:43 GMT
    Ito Smith rushed for a career-high 219 yards in USM'Ito Smith rushed for a career-high 219 yards in USM'

    Southern Miss (8-4) and Florida State (6-6) meet for the 23rd time when they battle for the Independence Bowl at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The game features two running backs that make a significant impact for their respective teams. FSU freshman Cam Akers has picked up right where he left off at Clinton High School....

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    Southern Miss (8-4) and Florida State (6-6) meet for the 23rd time when they battle for the Independence Bowl at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The game features two running backs that make a significant impact for their respective teams. FSU freshman Cam Akers has picked up right where he left off at Clinton High School....

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  • Southern Miss holds final press conference ahead of Independence Bowl

    Southern Miss holds final press conference ahead of Independence Bowl

    Tuesday, December 26 2017 11:57 PM EST2017-12-27 04:57:45 GMT
    Source: KSLASource: KSLA

    The Golden Eagles face Florida State Wednesday at 12:30pm. The Independence Bowl will be televised on ESPN.

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    The Golden Eagles face Florida State Wednesday at 12:30pm. The Independence Bowl will be televised on ESPN.

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  • A look back at USM's more memorable matchups with FSU

    A look back at USM's more memorable matchups with FSU

    Tuesday, December 26 2017 10:11 PM EST2017-12-27 03:11:50 GMT
    For the first time in 21 years, Southern Miss and Florida State will meet as the two schools face each other in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 27 (Photo source: USM)For the first time in 21 years, Southern Miss and Florida State will meet as the two schools face each other in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 27 (Photo source: USM)

    For the first time in 21 years, Southern Miss and Florida State will meet as the two schools face each other in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 27 in Shreveport, LA. 

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    For the first time in 21 years, Southern Miss and Florida State will meet as the two schools face each other in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 27 in Shreveport, LA. 

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  • Christmas means football for USM this season

    Christmas means football for USM this season

    Monday, December 25 2017 5:04 PM EST2017-12-25 22:04:59 GMT
    The Golden Eagles (8-4) worked around some holiday cheer while continuing their preparation for Wednesday’s Walk-On’s Independence Bowl meeting with Florida State University (6-6). (Photo source: USM)The Golden Eagles (8-4) worked around some holiday cheer while continuing their preparation for Wednesday’s Walk-On’s Independence Bowl meeting with Florida State University (6-6). (Photo source: USM)

    The Golden Eagles (8-4) worked around some holiday cheer while continuing their preparation for Wednesday’s Walk-On’s Independence Bowl meeting with Florida State University (6-6). 

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    The Golden Eagles (8-4) worked around some holiday cheer while continuing their preparation for Wednesday’s Walk-On’s Independence Bowl meeting with Florida State University (6-6). 

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  • USM defense embracing challenge of Cam Akers and Florida State offense

    Former Mississippi prep standout key for FSU offense

    Sunday, December 24 2017 8:44 PM EST2017-12-25 01:44:43 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi has seen its share of good running backs during the 2017 football season. 

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    The University of Southern Mississippi has seen its share of good running backs during the 2017 football season. 

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  • Mississippi State holds off Golden Eagles 70-64

    Mississippi State holds off Golden Eagles 70-64

    Sunday, December 24 2017 12:00 PM EST2017-12-24 17:00:28 GMT

    Xavian Stapleton scored 12 points on four 3-pointers as Mississippi State held off Southern Miss 70-64 in the second annual Capital City Showdown at the Mississippi Coliseum on Saturday night.

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    Xavian Stapleton scored 12 points on four 3-pointers as Mississippi State held off Southern Miss 70-64 in the second annual Capital City Showdown at the Mississippi Coliseum on Saturday night.

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  • Korey Robertson enjoying breakout season for USM

    Korey Robertson enjoying breakout season for USM

    Saturday, December 23 2017 11:55 PM EST2017-12-24 04:55:40 GMT

    Korey Robertson stands 6-foot-2 and checks in at 210 pounds. He poses quite the dilemma for opposing defensive backs. The junior from Greenwood can go around, run over or jump over the defense.

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    Korey Robertson stands 6-foot-2 and checks in at 210 pounds. He poses quite the dilemma for opposing defensive backs. The junior from Greenwood can go around, run over or jump over the defense.

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  • Mississippi State faces Southern Miss Saturday in Jackson

    Mississippi State faces Southern Miss Saturday in Jackson

    Friday, December 22 2017 3:16 PM EST2017-12-22 20:16:01 GMT

    In the final game before the Christmas break, Mississippi State travels to Jackson on Saturday to face in-state rival Southern Miss at Mississippi Coliseum. The second-annual Capital City Showdown is set for a 6:00pm tip.

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    In the final game before the Christmas break, Mississippi State travels to Jackson on Saturday to face in-state rival Southern Miss at Mississippi Coliseum. The second-annual Capital City Showdown is set for a 6:00pm tip.

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  • Early Signing Period - Southern Miss

    Early Signing Period - Southern Miss

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 11:57 PM EST2017-12-21 04:57:41 GMT

    Southern Miss getting several in-state signees today. Brookhaven's offensive lineman Trace Clopton and Defensive back Jemaurian Jones both signed to be Golden Eagles.  Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

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    Southern Miss getting several in-state signees today. Brookhaven's offensive lineman Trace Clopton and Defensive back Jemaurian Jones both signed to be Golden Eagles.  Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

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  • USM football shores up competition, evens out classes with signing class

    USM football shores up competition, evens out classes with signing class

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 9:57 PM EST2017-12-21 02:57:29 GMT
    (Photo source: USM)(Photo source: USM)

    Signing Day for high school football recruits and junior college mid-semester transfers is in full swing at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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    Signing Day for high school football recruits and junior college mid-semester transfers is in full swing at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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  • Southern Miss RB Ito Smith invited to Senior Bowl

    Southern Miss RB Ito Smith invited to Senior Bowl

    Sunday, December 17 2017 6:05 PM EST2017-12-17 23:05:41 GMT

    Ito is the first Golden Eagle invited since Jamie Collins back in 2012.

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    Ito is the first Golden Eagle invited since Jamie Collins back in 2012.

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  • Big 2nd half lifts USM over Carey, 75-58

    Big 2nd half lifts USM over Carey, 75-58

    Saturday, December 16 2017 10:29 PM EST2017-12-17 03:29:34 GMT
    Southern Miss defeats William Carey, 75-58; Photo credit: WDAM Staff (Taylor Curet)Southern Miss defeats William Carey, 75-58; Photo credit: WDAM Staff (Taylor Curet)

    For more than 30 minutes Saturday evening, the University of Southern Mississippi had its hands full at Green Coliseum with cross-town rival William Carey University.

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    For more than 30 minutes Saturday evening, the University of Southern Mississippi had its hands full at Green Coliseum with cross-town rival William Carey University.

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  • Lady Eagles roar past Sam Houston St., 58-38

    Lady Eagles roar past Sam Houston St., 58-38

    Saturday, December 16 2017 7:18 PM EST2017-12-17 00:18:11 GMT
    Photo credit: Raycom Image BankPhoto credit: Raycom Image Bank

    Senior forward Jayla King and junior Megan Brown each posted a double-double Friday night as the University of Southern Mississippi ran away from Sam Houston State University 58-38 at Green Coliseum.  

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    Senior forward Jayla King and junior Megan Brown each posted a double-double Friday night as the University of Southern Mississippi ran away from Sam Houston State University 58-38 at Green Coliseum.  

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  • USM alum Brian Dozier honored with key to the city

    USM alum Brian Dozier honored with key to the city

    Thursday, December 14 2017 4:19 PM EST2017-12-14 21:19:38 GMT
    The city council chambers at Hattiesburg City Hall erupted in applause as Mayor Toby Barker presented the key to Dozier. (Photo source: WDAM)The city council chambers at Hattiesburg City Hall erupted in applause as Mayor Toby Barker presented the key to Dozier. (Photo source: WDAM)

    University of Southern Mississippi alumnus and Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier was honored Thursday with a key to the City of Hattiesburg.

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    University of Southern Mississippi alumnus and Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier was honored Thursday with a key to the City of Hattiesburg.

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  • USM bowl preparations, recruiting pick up

    USM bowl preparations, recruiting pick up

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:57 PM EST2017-12-14 02:57:06 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    For a second consecutive day, University of Southern Mississippi football coaches put the Golden Eagles through their paces for 2 ½ hours Wednesday afternoon at the Joe P. Park Football Practice Fields. Then, they hit the recruiting trail. With the Dec. 20 signing date looming and a Dec. 27 Independence Bowl date drawing closer with Florida State University, USM’s coaches have one eye on the future and the other focused on the present. “We’ll be recruiting ...More >>
    For a second consecutive day, University of Southern Mississippi football coaches put the Golden Eagles through their paces for 2 ½ hours Wednesday afternoon at the Joe P. Park Football Practice Fields. Then, they hit the recruiting trail. With the Dec. 20 signing date looming and a Dec. 27 Independence Bowl date drawing closer with Florida State University, USM’s coaches have one eye on the future and the other focused on the present. “We’ll be recruiting ...More >>
  • Cool 1st half dooms Lady Eagles in Oxford

    Cool 1st half dooms Lady Eagles in Oxford

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:23 PM EST2017-12-13 21:23:20 GMT
    SOURCE: Southern Miss AthleticsSOURCE: Southern Miss Athletics
    From Special Reports: The University of Mississippi held the University of Southern Miss to 18 points in the first half and the Lady Eagles never were able to catch up, dropping a 68-59 decision to the Lady Rebels Tuesday at The Pavilion. USM (6-3) rallied in the second half, but Ole Miss (9-1) made enough free throws down the stretch to hold off the Lady Eagles. “We were frustrated by how we played in the first half, but I can’t say enough about how we fought back,&rdq...More >>
    From Special Reports: The University of Mississippi held the University of Southern Miss to 18 points in the first half and the Lady Eagles never were able to catch up, dropping a 68-59 decision to the Lady Rebels Tuesday at The Pavilion. USM (6-3) rallied in the second half, but Ole Miss (9-1) made enough free throws down the stretch to hold off the Lady Eagles. “We were frustrated by how we played in the first half, but I can’t say enough about how we fought back,&rdq...More >>
  • USM storms past Troy, 89-71

    USM storms past Troy, 89-71

    Sunday, December 10 2017 7:09 PM EST2017-12-11 00:09:41 GMT
    USM Men's basketball get the win against Troy; Photo courtesy: WDAM Staff (Taylor Curet)USM Men's basketball get the win against Troy; Photo courtesy: WDAM Staff (Taylor Curet)
    USM Men's basketball get the win against Troy; Photo courtesy: WDAM Staff (Taylor Curet)USM Men's basketball get the win against Troy; Photo courtesy: WDAM Staff (Taylor Curet)

    When you want instant coffee, you add hot water.

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    When you want instant coffee, you add hot water.

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  • USM snowed out, returns to practice Monday

    USM snowed out, returns to practice Monday

    Sunday, December 10 2017 12:10 AM EST2017-12-10 05:10:45 GMT
    USM's M.M. Roberts Stadium covered in snow on Friday afternoon. Courtesy: WDAMUSM's M.M. Roberts Stadium covered in snow on Friday afternoon. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss football was supposed to practice on Friday afternoon but Jack Frost had other plans. The blanket of snow that covered the Rock postponed USM’s practice until Monday afternoon. The Golden Eagles (8-4) face Florida State (6-6) in the Independence Bowl on December 27.

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    Southern Miss football was supposed to practice on Friday afternoon but Jack Frost had other plans. The blanket of snow that covered the Rock postponed USM’s practice until Monday afternoon. The Golden Eagles (8-4) face Florida State (6-6) in the Independence Bowl on December 27.

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  • Southern Miss begins preparations for Independence Bowl

    Southern Miss begins preparations for Independence Bowl

    Friday, December 8 2017 5:31 PM EST2017-12-08 22:31:36 GMT

    Southern Miss kicked off their Independence Bowl practice to cold, muggy Wednesday weather, but the attitude around the team has been quite the opposite. It’s business as usual.

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    Southern Miss kicked off their Independence Bowl practice to cold, muggy Wednesday weather, but the attitude around the team has been quite the opposite. It’s business as usual.

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  • USM to face familiar foe in bowl game

    USM to face familiar foe in bowl game

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 10:07 PM EST2017-12-06 03:07:56 GMT
    Former USM quarterback Brett Favre leading Southern Miss to win over Flordia State in 1989. SOURCE: southernmiss.comFormer USM quarterback Brett Favre leading Southern Miss to win over Flordia State in 1989. SOURCE: southernmiss.com

    The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl was not initially on the University of Southern Mississippi’s radar when it came to possible postseason destinations. But down the stretch of the season, as it became clear that the Southeastern Conference was going to have trouble supplying teams for its bowl tie-ins, the Golden Eagles popped up on the Independence Bowl’s post-Christmas list. Sunday evening, the Golden Eagles were extended an invitation to play in the 42ndedition of...

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    The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl was not initially on the University of Southern Mississippi’s radar when it came to possible postseason destinations. But down the stretch of the season, as it became clear that the Southeastern Conference was going to have trouble supplying teams for its bowl tie-ins, the Golden Eagles popped up on the Independence Bowl’s post-Christmas list. Sunday evening, the Golden Eagles were extended an invitation to play in the 42ndedition of...

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  • 18 Golden Eagles earn Conference USA postseason honors

    18 Golden Eagles earn Conference USA postseason honors

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 3:18 PM EST2017-12-05 20:18:07 GMT

    The Southern Miss football team had a banner day for All-Conference honors, led by first-teamers Ito Smith (running back), Korey Robertson (wide receiver) and Parker Shaunfield (kicker), as announced by the league on Tuesday. Devin Farrior, Xavier Thigpen and Curtis Mikell all received second-team nods.

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    The Southern Miss football team had a banner day for All-Conference honors, led by first-teamers Ito Smith (running back), Korey Robertson (wide receiver) and Parker Shaunfield (kicker), as announced by the league on Tuesday. Devin Farrior, Xavier Thigpen and Curtis Mikell all received second-team nods.

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  • Southern Miss to face Florida State in Walk-On’s Independence Bowl

    Southern Miss to face Florida State in Walk-On’s Independence Bowl

    Sunday, December 3 2017 4:32 PM EST2017-12-03 21:32:57 GMT
    Source: Walk-OnsSource: Walk-Ons

    The Southern Miss football program on Sunday announced it has accepted an invitation to participate in the 42nd Walk-On’s Independence Bowl.

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    The Southern Miss football program on Sunday announced it has accepted an invitation to participate in the 42nd Walk-On’s Independence Bowl.

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  • Former USM football player files discrimination lawsuit against program

    Former USM football player files discrimination lawsuit against program

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 11:17 PM EST2017-11-30 04:17:13 GMT
    SOURCE: Deven HammondSOURCE: Deven Hammond

    A former University of Southern Mississippi football player filed a lawsuit against the university's football program on Wednesday, alleging discrimination after he was dismissed from the team.  

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    A former University of Southern Mississippi football player filed a lawsuit against the university's football program on Wednesday, alleging discrimination after he was dismissed from the team.  

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  • T'Rod Daniels quick on the field, quick-witted off

    T'Rod Daniels quick on the field, quick-witted off

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 12:23 AM EST2017-11-28 05:23:11 GMT
    USM junior running back T'Rod Daniels. Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior running back T'Rod Daniels. Courtesy: WDAM

    T’Rod Daniels has only 21 rushing attempts for Southern Miss this season, but the junior makes the most of his touches, averaging 7.6 yards per carry. The Bassfield product broke free for his second touchdown of the year against Charlotte, a 53-yard scamper, and Daniels smiled the entire way as he waltzed into the end zone.

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    T’Rod Daniels has only 21 rushing attempts for Southern Miss this season, but the junior makes the most of his touches, averaging 7.6 yards per carry. The Bassfield product broke free for his second touchdown of the year against Charlotte, a 53-yard scamper, and Daniels smiled the entire way as he waltzed into the end zone.

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  • USM runs out of steam, falls to Northern Colorado, 77-63

    USM runs out of steam, falls to Northern Colorado, 77-63

    Monday, November 27 2017 5:11 PM EST2017-11-27 22:11:02 GMT
    Photo credit: Raycom Image BankPhoto credit: Raycom Image Bank

    The University of Southern Mississippi could not keep pace with the University of Northern Colorado Sunday morning, seeing a four-point halftime lead vanish in a 77-63 loss at the Sanford Pentagon Showcase.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi could not keep pace with the University of Northern Colorado Sunday morning, seeing a four-point halftime lead vanish in a 77-63 loss at the Sanford Pentagon Showcase.

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  • Jeff Bower excited about USM's direction under Jay Hopson

    Jeff Bower excited about USM's direction under Jay Hopson

    Monday, November 27 2017 12:44 AM EST2017-11-27 05:44:53 GMT
    Jay Hopson is in his second year as the head football coach of Southern Miss. Courtesy: WDAMJay Hopson is in his second year as the head football coach of Southern Miss. Courtesy: WDAM

    USM’s 28-27 win over Marshall on Saturday marked the Golden Eagles’ third straight victory. Southern Miss heads into its third straight bowl appearance with a record of 8-4 (6-2 Conference USA). Second year-head coach Jay Hopson is now 15-10 at USM. Former head coach Jeff Bower (1990-2007) is excited about the program’s direction under his former assistant Hopson.

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    USM’s 28-27 win over Marshall on Saturday marked the Golden Eagles’ third straight victory. Southern Miss heads into its third straight bowl appearance with a record of 8-4 (6-2 Conference USA). Second year-head coach Jay Hopson is now 15-10 at USM. Former head coach Jeff Bower (1990-2007) is excited about the program’s direction under his former assistant Hopson.

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  • Southern Miss wins 8th game of 2017 in bizarre fashion

    Southern Miss wins 8th game of 2017 in bizarre fashion

    Saturday, November 25 2017 11:13 PM EST2017-11-26 04:13:49 GMT
    Source: WSAZSource: WSAZ

    The final 9 minutes were helter skelter in Huntington. The Thundering Herd miscued what would've been a game tying extra point. The Golden Eagles stopped the PAT and recovered an onside kick to win 28-27.

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    The final 9 minutes were helter skelter in Huntington. The Thundering Herd miscued what would've been a game tying extra point. The Golden Eagles stopped the PAT and recovered an onside kick to win 28-27.

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  • Lady Eagles hold off Alcorn State, 72-67

    Lady Eagles hold off Alcorn State, 72-67

    Saturday, November 25 2017 1:15 PM EST2017-11-25 18:15:57 GMT
    Photo credit: Raycom Image BankPhoto credit: Raycom Image Bank

    Senior forward Jayla King scored a career-high 30 points Friday night as the University of Southern Mississippi held off Alcorn State University in the second half to take a 72-67 victory in the opening round of the Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic at Reed Green Colisuem.

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    Senior forward Jayla King scored a career-high 30 points Friday night as the University of Southern Mississippi held off Alcorn State University in the second half to take a 72-67 victory in the opening round of the Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic at Reed Green Colisuem.

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  • USM hoping to end regular season on high note

    USM hoping to end regular season on high note

    Friday, November 24 2017 5:32 PM EST2017-11-24 22:32:02 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM
    University of Southern Mississippi football coach Jay Hopson consistently declined to look beyond the next game on his team’s schedule, insisting his team maintain that focus as well. But, even should his charges adhere to that attitude, Saturday afternoon’s meeting at Marshall University could mark a milestone in the program’s history while certainly buttressing the Golden Eagles’ postseason profile. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. at Edwards Stadium in Hunting...More >>
    University of Southern Mississippi football coach Jay Hopson consistently declined to look beyond the next game on his team’s schedule, insisting his team maintain that focus as well. But, even should his charges adhere to that attitude, Saturday afternoon’s meeting at Marshall University could mark a milestone in the program’s history while certainly buttressing the Golden Eagles’ postseason profile. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. at Edwards Stadium in Hunting...More >>
  • USM blasts Blue Mountain, 90-46

    USM blasts Blue Mountain, 90-46

    Monday, November 20 2017 10:30 PM EST2017-11-21 03:30:48 GMT
    Photo credit: USMPhoto credit: USM

    The University of Southern Mississippi opened play in the Sanford Pentagon Showcase Monday night about 1,100 miles from the site of the round-robin tournament’s next three rounds. 

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    The University of Southern Mississippi opened play in the Sanford Pentagon Showcase Monday night about 1,100 miles from the site of the round-robin tournament’s next three rounds. 

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  • Southern Miss offense picks up pace

    Southern Miss offense picks up pace

    Monday, November 20 2017 8:02 PM EST2017-11-21 01:02:49 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM
    For the second consecutive week, the University of Southern Mississippi offense hummed right along and put up a wheelbarrow full of points. Some of that certainly can be attributed to the competition, with both Rice University and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte each sporting one victory on the season. But USM coaches also liked what they saw from not only the play but the decision-making of junior quarterback Kwarda Griggs. Griggs, who made Saturday his second consecuti...More >>
    For the second consecutive week, the University of Southern Mississippi offense hummed right along and put up a wheelbarrow full of points. Some of that certainly can be attributed to the competition, with both Rice University and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte each sporting one victory on the season. But USM coaches also liked what they saw from not only the play but the decision-making of junior quarterback Kwarda Griggs. Griggs, who made Saturday his second consecuti...More >>
  • USM DB Kelsey Douglas named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week

    USM DB Kelsey Douglas named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week

    Monday, November 20 2017 6:43 PM EST2017-11-20 23:43:08 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Southern Miss senior defensive back Kelsey Douglas had the game of a lifetime Saturday in his final home game, and on Monday he was named Conference USA's Defensive Player of the Week. Douglas returned interceptions of 48 and 52 yards for touchdowns as Southern Miss rolled to a 66-21 win over Charlotte.

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    Southern Miss senior defensive back Kelsey Douglas had the game of a lifetime Saturday in his final home game, and on Monday he was named Conference USA's Defensive Player of the Week. Douglas returned interceptions of 48 and 52 yards for touchdowns as Southern Miss rolled to a 66-21 win over Charlotte.

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  • Fitzgerald, Smith, & Brown headline 2017 Conerly nominees

    Fitzgerald, Smith, & Brown headline 2017 Conerly nominees

    Monday, November 20 2017 12:15 PM EST2017-11-20 17:15:35 GMT
    WLBTWLBT

    Each of the four year colleges in the state that play football select nominees for the highly-coveted award, which is named after College Football Hall of Famer Charlie Conerly. The presentation will be held on Tuesday, November 28th at the Hilton-Jackson located at 1001 County Line Road in Jackson. 

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    Each of the four year colleges in the state that play football select nominees for the highly-coveted award, which is named after College Football Hall of Famer Charlie Conerly. The presentation will be held on Tuesday, November 28th at the Hilton-Jackson located at 1001 County Line Road in Jackson. 

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  • USM caps home football season with 66-21 rout of Charlotte

    USM caps home football season with 66-21 rout of Charlotte

    Saturday, November 18 2017 8:03 PM EST2017-11-19 01:03:16 GMT
    Courtesy: Taylor Curet (WDAM)Courtesy: Taylor Curet (WDAM)
     Senior Day turned out to be a pretty pleasant afternoon for the University of Southern Mississippi football team and its 23 seniors Saturday at MM. Roberts Stadium. Senior running back Ito Smith rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns and senior defensive back Kelsey Douglas became the first Golden Eagle since 1967 to return two interceptions in a game for touchdowns as Southern Miss rolled throttled the University of North Carolina-Charlotte 66-21. “Offensively and de...More >>
     Senior Day turned out to be a pretty pleasant afternoon for the University of Southern Mississippi football team and its 23 seniors Saturday at MM. Roberts Stadium. Senior running back Ito Smith rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns and senior defensive back Kelsey Douglas became the first Golden Eagle since 1967 to return two interceptions in a game for touchdowns as Southern Miss rolled throttled the University of North Carolina-Charlotte 66-21. “Offensively and de...More >>
  • USM fans take advantage of last tailgating opportunity Saturday

    USM fans take advantage of last tailgating opportunity Saturday

    Saturday, November 18 2017 7:31 PM EST2017-11-19 00:31:46 GMT
    Southern Miss fans tailgate before the Golden Eagles-Charlotte 49ers game Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Southern Miss fans tailgate before the Golden Eagles-Charlotte 49ers game Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Fans of University of Southern Mississippi football got together one last time Saturday to have some food and fun on home turf. 

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    Fans of University of Southern Mississippi football got together one last time Saturday to have some food and fun on home turf. 

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  • Week 12 College Football in Mississippi: Kickoff times/TV info

    Week 12 College Football in Mississippi: Kickoff times/TV info

    Saturday, November 18 2017 11:05 AM EST2017-11-18 16:05:58 GMT

    Here's a listing of how you can watch every college football game involving Mississippi teams.

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    Here's a listing of how you can watch every college football game involving Mississippi teams.

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  • USM’s win at Rice provides dividends, recognition

    USM’s win at Rice provides dividends, recognition

    Monday, November 13 2017 9:32 PM EST2017-11-14 02:32:18 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM
    University of Southern Mississippi offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson had a moment with his defensive counterpart Tony Pecoraro Saturday following the Golden Eagles’ 43-34 Conference USA at the University of Rice. “I think we were just thankful we won,” Dawson said, smiling. “I don’t remember exactly what was said, but it was probably something along those lines. It was suggested to Dawson that Pecararo might have been saying thank you for an offensiv...More >>
    University of Southern Mississippi offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson had a moment with his defensive counterpart Tony Pecoraro Saturday following the Golden Eagles’ 43-34 Conference USA at the University of Rice. “I think we were just thankful we won,” Dawson said, smiling. “I don’t remember exactly what was said, but it was probably something along those lines. It was suggested to Dawson that Pecararo might have been saying thank you for an offensiv...More >>
  • St. Joseph guard Gabe Watson signs with Southern Miss

    St. Joseph guard Gabe Watson signs with Southern Miss

    Monday, November 13 2017 6:32 PM EST2017-11-13 23:32:59 GMT

    Watson averaged 29 points, 6 boards, and 6 assists last season as the Bruins reached the state quarterfinals. He'll head down the road to Hattiesburg.

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    Watson averaged 29 points, 6 boards, and 6 assists last season as the Bruins reached the state quarterfinals. He'll head down the road to Hattiesburg.

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  • Southern Miss RB Ito Smith sets another milestone

    Southern Miss RB Ito Smith sets another milestone

    Sunday, November 12 2017 6:38 PM EST2017-11-12 23:38:38 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Ito joined a select group on Saturday: The 4,000/1,000 club

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    Ito joined a select group on Saturday: The 4,000/1,000 club

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  • USM football hangs on for 43-34 at Rice

    USM football hangs on for 43-34 at Rice

    Sunday, November 12 2017 12:01 AM EST2017-11-12 05:01:50 GMT
    For the better part of the last three quarters of play Saturday afternoon, the University of Southern Mississippi defense had few answers for Rice University. For the Golden Eagles’ sake, thank goodness USM’s offense did. Each time Rice scored in the second half, the Golden Eagles immediately answered with touchdown drives of their own, enabling USM to outlast the Owls 43-34 at Rice Stadium. USM led 13-0 early, but Rice scored touchdowns on five, consecutive possessions...More >>
    For the better part of the last three quarters of play Saturday afternoon, the University of Southern Mississippi defense had few answers for Rice University. For the Golden Eagles’ sake, thank goodness USM’s offense did. Each time Rice scored in the second half, the Golden Eagles immediately answered with touchdown drives of their own, enabling USM to outlast the Owls 43-34 at Rice Stadium. USM led 13-0 early, but Rice scored touchdowns on five, consecutive possessions...More >>
  • USM football hangs on for 43-34 at Rice

    USM football hangs on for 43-34 at Rice

    Saturday, November 11 2017 8:14 PM EST2017-11-12 01:14:28 GMT
    USM head football coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head football coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAM

    For the better part of the last three quarters of play Saturday afternoon, the University of Southern Mississippi defense had few answers for Rice University. 

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    For the better part of the last three quarters of play Saturday afternoon, the University of Southern Mississippi defense had few answers for Rice University. 

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  • Lady Eagles run past William Carey, 82-44

    Lady Eagles run past William Carey, 82-44

    Friday, November 10 2017 6:49 PM EST2017-11-10 23:49:08 GMT
    Lady Golden Eagles; credit: Jonathan MarshallLady Golden Eagles; credit: Jonathan Marshall
    Lady Golden Eagles; credit: Jonathan MarshallLady Golden Eagles; credit: Jonathan Marshall

    The University of Southern Mississippi women’s basketball team got about what expected from its season-opening game Friday afternoon with cross-town rival William Carey University.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi women’s basketball team got about what expected from its season-opening game Friday afternoon with cross-town rival William Carey University.

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  • USM quarterback Kwadra Griggs expected to start Saturday

    USM quarterback Kwadra Griggs expected to start Saturday

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 12:52 AM EST2017-11-07 05:52:19 GMT
    USM junior quarterback Kwadra Griggs. Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior quarterback Kwadra Griggs. Courtesy: WDAM

    Shortly after the University of Southern Mississippi’s 24-10 loss Saturday night at the University of Tennessee, USM coach Jay Hopson acknowledged a change likely was forthcoming at quarterback for the Golden Eagles.

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    Shortly after the University of Southern Mississippi’s 24-10 loss Saturday night at the University of Tennessee, USM coach Jay Hopson acknowledged a change likely was forthcoming at quarterback for the Golden Eagles.

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  • Darian Yancey: A lover of football and animals

    Darian Yancey: A lover of football and animals

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 12:45 AM EST2017-11-07 05:45:45 GMT
    USM junior linebacker Darian Yancey with his pet bearded dragon "Jeffrey." Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior linebacker Darian Yancey with his pet bearded dragon "Jeffrey." Courtesy: WDAM

    Darian Yancey stepped up for the Golden Eagles on Saturday at Tennessee, playing on the defensive line after spending most of the season at linebacker. The junior's efforts helped Southern Miss limit the Volunteers to just 95 yards rushing and 2-for-13 on third down.

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    Darian Yancey stepped up for the Golden Eagles on Saturday at Tennessee, playing on the defensive line after spending most of the season at linebacker. The junior's efforts helped Southern Miss limit the Volunteers to just 95 yards rushing and 2-for-13 on third down.

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  • USM wins yardage battle, loses scoreboard war at Tennessee

    USM wins yardage battle, loses scoreboard war at Tennessee

    Sunday, November 5 2017 1:22 AM EST2017-11-05 06:22:11 GMT
    source: wdamsource: wdam

    Southern Miss drops to 5-4 on the season after their 24-10 loss against Tennessee. 

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    Southern Miss drops to 5-4 on the season after their 24-10 loss against Tennessee. 

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  • Southern Miss falls to Tennessee on the road, 24-10

    Southern Miss falls to Tennessee on the road, 24-10

    Saturday, November 4 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-11-05 03:40:16 GMT
    Southern Miss falls to Tennessee on the road, 24-10. Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
    Southern Miss falls to Tennessee on the road, 24-10. Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Southern Miss announces partnership with Adidas

    Southern Miss announces partnership with Adidas

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-10-31 22:24:52 GMT
    Source: AdidasSource: Adidas

    The company will be the official athletic footwear, apparel and accessory brand of the Golden Eagles through the 2024-2025 season. With the new all-school deal, adidas will supply the Golden Eagles with headwear, apparel, footwear and accessory needs for all of their athletic teams.

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    The company will be the official athletic footwear, apparel and accessory brand of the Golden Eagles through the 2024-2025 season. With the new all-school deal, adidas will supply the Golden Eagles with headwear, apparel, footwear and accessory needs for all of their athletic teams.

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  • USM disappointed with Saturday’s late play, outcome

    USM disappointed with Saturday’s late play, outcome

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 5:33 PM EDT2017-10-31 21:33:42 GMT
    USM Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAM
    Saturday was not what the University of Southern Mississippi football team wanted. Not at all. After leading 12-7 at halftime, USM’s offense went stale in the second half, and though trailing just 13-12 heading into the fourth quarter, the Golden Eagles’ defense could not stop the University of Alabama-Birmingham from taking a 30-12 Conference USA victory at M.M. Roberts Stadium. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak by the Golden Eagles (5-3, 3-2 C-USA) and gave...More >>
    Saturday was not what the University of Southern Mississippi football team wanted. Not at all. After leading 12-7 at halftime, USM’s offense went stale in the second half, and though trailing just 13-12 heading into the fourth quarter, the Golden Eagles’ defense could not stop the University of Alabama-Birmingham from taking a 30-12 Conference USA victory at M.M. Roberts Stadium. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak by the Golden Eagles (5-3, 3-2 C-USA) and gave...More >>
  • USM football coach Jay Hopson previews Tennessee contest

    USM football coach Jay Hopson previews Tennessee contest

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 12:27 AM EDT2017-10-31 04:27:48 GMT
    USM Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAM
    Southern Miss head football coach Jay Hopson met with reporters on Monday to talk about the Golden Eagles' upcoming game against Tennessee on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.More >>
    Southern Miss head football coach Jay Hopson met with reporters on Monday to talk about the Golden Eagles' upcoming game against Tennessee on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.More >>
  • UAB scores 23 unanswered points to beat Southern Miss

    UAB scores 23 unanswered points to beat Southern Miss

    Saturday, October 28 2017 11:15 PM EDT2017-10-29 03:15:30 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    A.J. Erdely threw for one touchdown and ran for another, rallying UAB in the second half to beat Southern Mississippi 30-12 on Saturday night.

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    A.J. Erdely threw for one touchdown and ran for another, rallying UAB in the second half to beat Southern Mississippi 30-12 on Saturday night.

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  • Week 9 College Football in Mississippi: Kickoff times/TV info

    Week 9 College Football in Mississippi: Kickoff times/TV info

    Saturday, October 28 2017 1:38 AM EDT2017-10-28 05:38:15 GMT

    Here's a listing of how you can watch every college football game involving Mississippi teams.

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    Here's a listing of how you can watch every college football game involving Mississippi teams.

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  • Southern Miss getting set for a Blackout at The Rock

    Southern Miss getting set for a Blackout at The Rock

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 12:34 AM EDT2017-10-25 04:34:20 GMT
    Source: Southern Miss EquipmentSource: Southern Miss Equipment

    The equipment staff revealed a matte black Eagle sticker for their black helmets.

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    The equipment staff revealed a matte black Eagle sticker for their black helmets.

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  • Big 3 coaches on the mic for Media Monday

    Big 3 coaches on the mic for Media Monday

    Monday, October 23 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-10-24 03:58:10 GMT

    Mississippi State is on the road this week, while Ole Miss and Southern Miss are at home. One thing the Big 3 had in common Monday is that they all met the media ahead of their respective games.

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    Mississippi State is on the road this week, while Ole Miss and Southern Miss are at home. One thing the Big 3 had in common Monday is that they all met the media ahead of their respective games.

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  • Southern Miss K Parker Shaunfield named C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week

    Southern Miss K Parker Shaunfield named C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week

    Monday, October 23 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-10-23 20:58:57 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    A career-night in a dramatic road win helped Southern Miss redshirt-junior kicker Parker Shaunfield earn his second-career C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week award. The Aledo, Texas, native tied a career-long 49-yard field goal with 1:23 left in regulation and followed it with a successful onside kick to open the door for a Southern Miss 34-27 double overtime comeback victory over Louisiana Tech.

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    A career-night in a dramatic road win helped Southern Miss redshirt-junior kicker Parker Shaunfield earn his second-career C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week award. The Aledo, Texas, native tied a career-long 49-yard field goal with 1:23 left in regulation and followed it with a successful onside kick to open the door for a Southern Miss 34-27 double overtime comeback victory over Louisiana Tech.

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  • USM, Howard stuns Louisiana Tech in 2OT

    USM, Howard stuns Louisiana Tech in 2OT

    Sunday, October 22 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-10-22 22:00:26 GMT
    Coach Hopson and Golden Eagles win in overtime in La. TechCoach Hopson and Golden Eagles win in overtime in La. Tech

    The University of Southern Mississippi rallied for 11 points down with a little more than four minutes to play Saturday night and then pulled off a 34-27 double-overtime victory at Louisiana Tech University. 

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    The University of Southern Mississippi rallied for 11 points down with a little more than four minutes to play Saturday night and then pulled off a 34-27 double-overtime victory at Louisiana Tech University. 

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  • Southern Miss rallies from 11 down, beats Louisiana Tech in double overtime thriller

    Southern Miss rallies from 11 down, beats Louisiana Tech in double overtime thriller

    Sunday, October 22 2017 1:01 AM EDT2017-10-22 05:01:23 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Southern Miss had a flair for the dramatic Saturday in Ruston. The Golden Eagles turned an 11 point deficit with 4:08 to go into a 34-27 double overtime victory at Louisiana Tech.

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    Southern Miss had a flair for the dramatic Saturday in Ruston. The Golden Eagles turned an 11 point deficit with 4:08 to go into a 34-27 double overtime victory at Louisiana Tech.

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  • Week 8 College Football in Mississippi: Kickoff times/TV info

    Week 8 College Football in Mississippi: Kickoff times/TV info

    Saturday, October 21 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-10-21 16:25:18 GMT

    Here's a listing of how you can watch every college football game involving Mississippi teams.

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    Here's a listing of how you can watch every college football game involving Mississippi teams.

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  • USM quarterback competition remains a weekly battle

    USM quarterback competition remains a weekly battle

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 12:38 AM EDT2017-10-17 04:38:00 GMT
    Southern Miss quarterbacks Keon Howard (2) and Kwadra Griggs (7). Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss quarterbacks Keon Howard (2) and Kwadra Griggs (7). Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss sophomore quarterback Keon Howard started for Southern Miss for the second straight game on Saturday, leading the Golden Eagles to their second straight win. Howard passed for 221 yards, a touchdown and threw two interceptions in USM's 24-0 win over UTEP.

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    Southern Miss sophomore quarterback Keon Howard started for Southern Miss for the second straight game on Saturday, leading the Golden Eagles to their second straight win. Howard passed for 221 yards, a touchdown and threw two interceptions in USM's 24-0 win over UTEP.

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  • Big 3 coaches on the mic for Media Monday

    Big 3 coaches on the mic for Media Monday

    Monday, October 16 2017 11:53 PM EDT2017-10-17 03:53:34 GMT

    Mississippi State has a crossover SEC matchup, it's Magnolia Bowl week for Ole Miss, while Southern Miss prepares for the Rivalry in Dixie.

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    Mississippi State has a crossover SEC matchup, it's Magnolia Bowl week for Ole Miss, while Southern Miss prepares for the Rivalry in Dixie.

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  • USM football looking toward Louisiana Tech

    USM football looking toward Louisiana Tech

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:22 PM EDT2017-10-17 01:22:55 GMT
    Courtesy: WDAMCourtesy: WDAM
    The University of Southern Mississippi’s 24-0 victory over the University of Texas-El Paso Saturday may not have been a thing of sheer beauty, but even after a weekend to consider it, USM coach Jay Hopson remained inclined to keep another win in his pocket. “Any time you get a ‘W,’ that’s a good thing,” Hopson said Monday during his weekly news conference. “Lot of positives. There are certainly things we can work on.” Certainly. ...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi’s 24-0 victory over the University of Texas-El Paso Saturday may not have been a thing of sheer beauty, but even after a weekend to consider it, USM coach Jay Hopson remained inclined to keep another win in his pocket. “Any time you get a ‘W,’ that’s a good thing,” Hopson said Monday during his weekly news conference. “Lot of positives. There are certainly things we can work on.” Certainly. ...More >>
  • Southern Miss stifles Texas-El Paso, 24-0

    Southern Miss stifles Texas-El Paso, 24-0

    Saturday, October 14 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-10-15 03:43:42 GMT
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    There’s an old football adage that says while offense sells tickets, defense wins ballgames.

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    There’s an old football adage that says while offense sells tickets, defense wins ballgames.

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  • Southern Miss notches first C-USA shutout in 16 years

    Southern Miss notches first C-USA shutout in 16 years

    Saturday, October 14 2017 11:04 PM EDT2017-10-15 03:04:11 GMT

    Ito Smith ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns as Southern Miss blanked Texas-El Paso 24-0 on Saturday.

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    Ito Smith ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns as Southern Miss blanked Texas-El Paso 24-0 on Saturday.

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  • Week 7 College Football in Mississippi: Kickoff times/TV info

    Week 7 College Football in Mississippi: Kickoff times/TV info

    Saturday, October 14 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-10-14 15:17:44 GMT

    Here's a listing of how you can watch every college football game involving Mississippi teams.

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    Here's a listing of how you can watch every college football game involving Mississippi teams.

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  • Throwback Thursday: Southern Miss wearing retro helmets for homecoming

    Throwback Thursday: Southern Miss wearing retro helmets for homecoming

    Friday, October 13 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-10-13 04:33:09 GMT
    Source: Southern Miss EquipmentSource: Southern Miss Equipment

    Southern Miss is going vintage for the 2nd time this season. The Golden Eagles are wearing these 80's style helmets Saturday for homecoming.

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    Southern Miss is going vintage for the 2nd time this season. The Golden Eagles are wearing these 80's style helmets Saturday for homecoming.

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  • USM QB status: 'Waiting to see"

    USM QB status: 'Waiting to see"

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-10-10 21:43:32 GMT
    Southern Miss quarterbacks Keon Howard (2) and Kwadra Griggs (7). Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss quarterbacks Keon Howard (2) and Kwadra Griggs (7). Courtesy: WDAM

    It every bit of the spring football practice and summer camp for sophomore Keon Howard to find out that he would get his first start of the season as the University of Southern Mississippi’s quarterback. It took USM’s coaches about all of six days to let him know he’d be starting his second.

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    It every bit of the spring football practice and summer camp for sophomore Keon Howard to find out that he would get his first start of the season as the University of Southern Mississippi’s quarterback. It took USM’s coaches about all of six days to let him know he’d be starting his second.

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  • Southern Miss AD Jon Gilbert visits Jackson TD Club

    Southern Miss AD Jon Gilbert visits Jackson TD Club

    Monday, October 9 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-10-10 03:39:40 GMT
    WLBTWLBT

    Black and gold in the state capital on Monday. We had the chance to ask Gilbert about the state of the Golden Eagles, their apparel future, and much more.

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    Black and gold in the state capital on Monday. We had the chance to ask Gilbert about the state of the Golden Eagles, their apparel future, and much more.

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  • Southern Miss RB Ito Smith named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week

    Southern Miss RB Ito Smith named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week

    Monday, October 9 2017 10:31 PM EDT2017-10-10 02:31:28 GMT
    Source: STADIUMSource: STADIUM

    On the strength of his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game and longest scoring run in school history in Southern Miss’ 31-29 victory over UTSA last Saturday, senior running back Ito Smith collected his second Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week award.

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    On the strength of his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game and longest scoring run in school history in Southern Miss’ 31-29 victory over UTSA last Saturday, senior running back Ito Smith collected his second Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week award.

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  • Howard has 3 TDs, Ito rushes for 178 as Southern Miss knocks off UTSA

    Howard has 3 TDs, Ito rushes for 178 as Southern Miss knocks off UTSA

    Saturday, October 7 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-10-08 03:18:40 GMT
    Source: STADIUMSource: STADIUM

    Keon Howard threw three touchdown passes, and Ito Smith ran for an 89-yard score to help Southern Mississippi beat UTSA 31-29 on Saturday night.

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    Keon Howard threw three touchdown passes, and Ito Smith ran for an 89-yard score to help Southern Mississippi beat UTSA 31-29 on Saturday night.

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  • Week 6 College Football in Mississippi: Kickoff times/TV info

    Week 6 College Football in Mississippi: Kickoff times/TV info

    Friday, October 6 2017 7:07 PM EDT2017-10-06 23:07:28 GMT

    Here's a listing of how you can watch every college football game involving Mississippi teams.

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    Here's a listing of how you can watch every college football game involving Mississippi teams.

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  • USM’s missed opportunity flips momentum

    USM’s missed opportunity flips momentum

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-10-04 00:33:18 GMT
    USM head football coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head football coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAM
    One play does not make a football game. But Saturday night, one play seemed to signal a turn in the University of Southern Mississippi’s fortunes in what turned out to be a 44-28 Conference USA loss to the visiting  University of North Texas at M. M. Roberts Stadium. Leading 21-7 halfway through the second quarter, a 39-yard punt by USM’s Zac Everett had pinned the Mean Green at its own 5-yard line. On first down, UNT running back Jeffrey Wilson took a handoff...More >>
    One play does not make a football game. But Saturday night, one play seemed to signal a turn in the University of Southern Mississippi’s fortunes in what turned out to be a 44-28 Conference USA loss to the visiting  University of North Texas at M. M. Roberts Stadium. Leading 21-7 halfway through the second quarter, a 39-yard punt by USM’s Zac Everett had pinned the Mean Green at its own 5-yard line. On first down, UNT running back Jeffrey Wilson took a handoff...More >>
  • Full Jay Hopson press conference

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 10:09 AM EDT2017-10-03 14:09:32 GMT
    USM head football coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head football coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss head football coach Jay Hopson talks about the Golden Eagles' upcoming road matchup with UTSA at his weekly Monday press conference.

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    Southern Miss head football coach Jay Hopson talks about the Golden Eagles' upcoming road matchup with UTSA at his weekly Monday press conference.

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  • USM's Sidney Coleman a Hall of Famer on and off the field

    USM's Sidney Coleman a Hall of Famer on and off the field

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 1:10 AM EDT2017-10-03 05:10:38 GMT
    Former USM linebacker Sidney Coleman. Courtesy: WDAMFormer USM linebacker Sidney Coleman. Courtesy: WDAM

    by Chris Turner, WTOK Former Southern Miss linebacker Sidney Coleman once made a living on sacking quarterbacks. Now, Coleman lives in the Queen City, patrolling the schools and the streets. "[Coleman] came on in July of 2014," said Meridian School District Police Chief Ricardo Clayton.

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    by Chris Turner, WTOK Former Southern Miss linebacker Sidney Coleman once made a living on sacking quarterbacks. Now, Coleman lives in the Queen City, patrolling the schools and the streets. "[Coleman] came on in July of 2014," said Meridian School District Police Chief Ricardo Clayton.

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  • Jay Hopson impressed with Devin Farrior on USM offensive line

    Jay Hopson impressed with Devin Farrior on USM offensive line

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