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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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  • Mississippi gay marriage law affects college baseball

    Mississippi gay marriage law affects college baseball

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 7:03 AM EST2018-01-03 12:03:33 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    College baseball is affected by a Mississippi law that lets government clerks or private business people cite their own religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples.

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    College baseball is affected by a Mississippi law that lets government clerks or private business people cite their own religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples.

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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)

    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

    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
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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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    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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  • USM basketball holds first practice of 2017-18 season

    USM basketball holds first practice of 2017-18 season

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 12:55 AM EDT2017-10-03 04:55:09 GMT
    USM sophomore guard Cortez Edwards. Courtesy: WDAMUSM sophomore guard Cortez Edwards. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss basketball held its first practice of the 2017-18 season on Monday. The Golden Eagles open the season against Southern-New Orleans on November 10. USM will look different this season as three newcomers and three players who redshirted last year are set to suit up for the Eagles. While there are questions for coach Doc Sadler and company to answer, Southern Miss feels confident it will exceed last season's nine wins.

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    Southern Miss basketball held its first practice of the 2017-18 season on Monday. The Golden Eagles open the season against Southern-New Orleans on November 10. USM will look different this season as three newcomers and three players who redshirted last year are set to suit up for the Eagles. While there are questions for coach Doc Sadler and company to answer, Southern Miss feels confident it will exceed last season's nine wins.

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  • USM faces C-USA's top-ranked defense in UTSA

    USM faces C-USA's top-ranked defense in UTSA

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 12:42 AM EDT2017-10-03 04:42:43 GMT
    USM head coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAM

    After falling to the Conference USA's top-ranked offense North Texas 43-28 on Saturday, Southern Miss (2-2, 0-1 C-USA) heads on the road this week to battle the conference's No. 1 ranked defense in UTSA. The Roadrunners (3-0) opened the season with a 17-10 over Baylor and are allowing just 13.7 points and 207 yards per game.

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    After falling to the Conference USA's top-ranked offense North Texas 43-28 on Saturday, Southern Miss (2-2, 0-1 C-USA) heads on the road this week to battle the conference's No. 1 ranked defense in UTSA. The Roadrunners (3-0) opened the season with a 17-10 over Baylor and are allowing just 13.7 points and 207 yards per game.

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  • Former Golden Eagles remember 1997 football team

    Former Golden Eagles remember 1997 football team

    Monday, October 2 2017 2:04 AM EDT2017-10-02 06:04:23 GMT
    USM honored the 1997 Golden Eagle football team on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAMUSM honored the 1997 Golden Eagle football team on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Donning black and gold threads inspired by the 1997 Southern Miss uniforms, the Golden Eagles honored the team that ranked 19th in the nation 20 years ago. The '97 USM football team that finished 9-3, captured the school's first outright Conference USA championship and defeated Pitt 41-7 in the Liberty Bowl was honored during the Eagles' loss to North Texas on Saturday.

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    Donning black and gold threads inspired by the 1997 Southern Miss uniforms, the Golden Eagles honored the team that ranked 19th in the nation 20 years ago. The '97 USM football team that finished 9-3, captured the school's first outright Conference USA championship and defeated Pitt 41-7 in the Liberty Bowl was honored during the Eagles' loss to North Texas on Saturday.

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  • Six inducted into USM M-Club Hall of Fame

    Six inducted into USM M-Club Hall of Fame

    Monday, October 2 2017 1:37 AM EDT2017-10-02 05:37:24 GMT
    Former USM volleyball player Tosha Barnicoat Firestone. Courtesy: WDAMFormer USM volleyball player Tosha Barnicoat Firestone. Courtesy: WDAM

    Six Golden Eagles had their names forever etched in the Southern Miss record books on Friday as USM held its M-Club Hall of Fame ceremony. Sidney Coleman (football), Art Gill (football), Tosha Barnicoat Firestone (volleyball), Renee Magee (women's basketball), Brad Willcutt (baseball) and Joe Bryant (honorary member) make up the 2017 Hall of Fame class.

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    Six Golden Eagles had their names forever etched in the Southern Miss record books on Friday as USM held its M-Club Hall of Fame ceremony. Sidney Coleman (football), Art Gill (football), Tosha Barnicoat Firestone (volleyball), Renee Magee (women's basketball), Brad Willcutt (baseball) and Joe Bryant (honorary member) make up the 2017 Hall of Fame class.

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  • Southern Miss falls to North Texas in the C-USA opener

    Southern Miss falls to North Texas in the C-USA opener

    Sunday, October 1 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-10-01 04:06:22 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    The Mean Green racked up 540 total yards in a 43-28 victory.

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    The Mean Green racked up 540 total yards in a 43-28 victory.

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  • USM bested by North Texas, 43-28

    USM bested by North Texas, 43-28

    Saturday, September 30 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-10-01 03:48:33 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi started off its Conference USA football opener with a bang Saturday, but then watched as the University of North Texas’ offense exploded.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi started off its Conference USA football opener with a bang Saturday, but then watched as the University of North Texas’ offense exploded.

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  • Week 5 College Football in Mississippi: Kickoff times/TV info

    Week 5 College Football in Mississippi: Kickoff times/TV info

    Friday, September 29 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-09-29 21:57:22 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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  • Brian Dozier hits go-ahead HR as Twins near AL Wild Card berth

    Brian Dozier hits go-ahead HR as Twins near AL Wild Card berth

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 12:23 AM EDT2017-09-27 04:23:24 GMT
    Source: Minnesota TwinsSource: Minnesota Twins

    A Southern Miss great is a step closer to playing in October.

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    A Southern Miss great is a step closer to playing in October.

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  • Tori Bowie honored in Jackson Tuesday night

    Tori Bowie honored in Jackson Tuesday night

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-09-27 03:48:48 GMT
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    The World's Fastest Woman was honored by the Jackson City Council and Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba.

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    The World's Fastest Woman was honored by the Jackson City Council and Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba.

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  • Southern Miss completes retro look for C-USA opener

    Southern Miss completes retro look for C-USA opener

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-09-27 00:25:06 GMT
    Source: Southern Miss EquipmentSource: Southern Miss Equipment

    Southern Miss revealed the helmets they will wear Saturday to honor the 1997 squad. It's the 20th anniversary of a team that won 9 games, the Liberty Bowl, and finished #19 in the AP Top 25.

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    Southern Miss revealed the helmets they will wear Saturday to honor the 1997 squad. It's the 20th anniversary of a team that won 9 games, the Liberty Bowl, and finished #19 in the AP Top 25.

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  • USM assistant football coach takes leave of absence

    USM assistant football coach takes leave of absence

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 12:57 AM EDT2017-09-26 04:57:07 GMT
    USM running backs coach Lytrel Pollard. Courtesy: WDAMUSM running backs coach Lytrel Pollard. Courtesy: WDAM

    After a week without a football game, the University of Southern Mississippi may be getting some of their walking wounded back as the Golden Eagles prepare to open Conference USA play Saturday with a visit from the University of North Texas. But USM will be down an assistant football coach. USM coach Jay Hopson confirmed Monday that running backs coach Lytrel Pollard was “not with us right now.”

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    After a week without a football game, the University of Southern Mississippi may be getting some of their walking wounded back as the Golden Eagles prepare to open Conference USA play Saturday with a visit from the University of North Texas. But USM will be down an assistant football coach. USM coach Jay Hopson confirmed Monday that running backs coach Lytrel Pollard was “not with us right now.”

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  • USM faces C-USA's top-ranked offense in North Texas

    USM faces C-USA's top-ranked offense in North Texas

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 12:49 AM EDT2017-09-26 04:49:04 GMT
    USM defensive coordinator Tony Pecoraro. Courtesy: WDAMUSM defensive coordinator Tony Pecoraro. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss (2-1) opens conference play on Saturday against the No. 1 ranked offense in the C-USA: North Texas. The Mean Green (2-2, 1-0 C-USA) average over 500 yards of total offense per game. North Texas comes off a 46-43 shootout win over UAB in which running back Jeffery Wilson rushed for 211 yards.

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    Southern Miss (2-1) opens conference play on Saturday against the No. 1 ranked offense in the C-USA: North Texas. The Mean Green (2-2, 1-0 C-USA) average over 500 yards of total offense per game. North Texas comes off a 46-43 shootout win over UAB in which running back Jeffery Wilson rushed for 211 yards.

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  • Xavier "PawPaw" Thigpen leads USM's "Bald-headed Bandits"

    Xavier "PawPaw" Thigpen leads USM's "Bald-headed Bandits"

    Monday, September 25 2017 1:10 AM EDT2017-09-25 05:10:47 GMT
    USM senior defensive end Xavier "PawPaw" Thigpen. Courtesy: WDAMUSM senior defensive end Xavier "PawPaw" Thigpen. Courtesy: WDAM

    On a wet Saturday night in September 2016, Xavier Thigpen feasted. A season-high four tackles-for-loss against Troy, the most by a Golden Eagle since Cleveland Brown Jamie Collins recorded the same in 2012. Thigpen has continued his tenacious play through three games of 2017: Nine tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery to the end zone so far. This season will be the last ride for "PawPaw" Thigpen.

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    On a wet Saturday night in September 2016, Xavier Thigpen feasted. A season-high four tackles-for-loss against Troy, the most by a Golden Eagle since Cleveland Brown Jamie Collins recorded the same in 2012. Thigpen has continued his tenacious play through three games of 2017: Nine tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery to the end zone so far. This season will be the last ride for "PawPaw" Thigpen.

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  • USM volleyball falls to UTSA at home

    USM volleyball falls to UTSA at home

    Monday, September 25 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-09-25 04:46:58 GMT
    Southern Miss volleyball. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss volleyball. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss was unable to overcome a 2-1 deficit on Sunday, falling to UTSA in four sets (21-25, 25-23, 18-25, 18-25). Following a five-set win over North Texas to open Conference USA play on Friday, the Golden Eagles fell short to the Roadrunners, who came into Reed-Green Coliseum with a 2-10 record. Freshman Chandler Marshall recorded 19 kills in the loss after a career-high 25 on Friday.

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    Southern Miss was unable to overcome a 2-1 deficit on Sunday, falling to UTSA in four sets (21-25, 25-23, 18-25, 18-25). Following a five-set win over North Texas to open Conference USA play on Friday, the Golden Eagles fell short to the Roadrunners, who came into Reed-Green Coliseum with a 2-10 record. Freshman Chandler Marshall recorded 19 kills in the loss after a career-high 25 on Friday.

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  • USM offensive line making strides

    USM offensive line making strides

    Monday, September 25 2017 12:38 AM EDT2017-09-25 04:38:51 GMT
    Courtesy: WDAMCourtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss enjoyed a bye this week after beating Louisiana-Monroe 28-17 last Saturday. In that win over the Warhawks, the Golden Eagles rushed for a season-high 284 yards as Ito Smith racked up a career-high 219 on the ground.

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    Southern Miss enjoyed a bye this week after beating Louisiana-Monroe 28-17 last Saturday. In that win over the Warhawks, the Golden Eagles rushed for a season-high 284 yards as Ito Smith racked up a career-high 219 on the ground.

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  • A look back: 1997 Southern Miss football

    A look back: 1997 Southern Miss football

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:58:57 GMT
    USM defeated Pitt 41-7 in the 1997 Liberty Bowl. Courtesy: WDAMUSM defeated Pitt 41-7 in the 1997 Liberty Bowl. Courtesy: WDAM

    The 1997 Southern Miss football team is one that is talked about 20 years later. In fact, the University will honor the '97 Golden Eagles during USM's Conference USA opener against North Texas on Saturday. The Eagles finished 9-3 in 1997, claimed their second straight Conference USA title and knocked off Pittsburgh 41-7 in the Liberty Bowl.

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    The 1997 Southern Miss football team is one that is talked about 20 years later. In fact, the University will honor the '97 Golden Eagles during USM's Conference USA opener against North Texas on Saturday. The Eagles finished 9-3 in 1997, claimed their second straight Conference USA title and knocked off Pittsburgh 41-7 in the Liberty Bowl.

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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, September 18 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-09-18 21:06:33 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Smith finished with a career-best 219 yards on 27 carries, marking the first 200-yard rushing game for Southern Miss since Jalen Richard tallied 230 on 27 carries against Texas State on Sept. 19, 2015.

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    Smith finished with a career-best 219 yards on 27 carries, marking the first 200-yard rushing game for Southern Miss since Jalen Richard tallied 230 on 27 carries against Texas State on Sept. 19, 2015.

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  • Southern Miss hangs on to top Louisiana-Monroe, 28-17

    Southern Miss hangs on to top Louisiana-Monroe, 28-17

    Sunday, September 17 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-09-18 00:09:41 GMT

    Senior running back Ito Smith became the first University of Southern Mississippi runner to break the 200-yard rushing mark in almost two seasons as the Golden Eagles held off the University of Louisiana-Monroe 28-17 Saturday night at Malone Stadium. 

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    Senior running back Ito Smith became the first University of Southern Mississippi runner to break the 200-yard rushing mark in almost two seasons as the Golden Eagles held off the University of Louisiana-Monroe 28-17 Saturday night at Malone Stadium. 

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  • Southern Miss tops Louisiana-Monroe for first time ever, 28-17

    Southern Miss tops Louisiana-Monroe for first time ever, 28-17

    Sunday, September 17 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-09-17 04:18:53 GMT
    Southern Miss beats Louisiana-Monroe 28-17.  Click on the video above for highlights.  Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
    Southern Miss beats Louisiana-Monroe 28-17.  Click on the video above for highlights.  Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Week 3 College Football in Mississippi: Kickoff times/TV info

    Week 3 College Football in Mississippi: Kickoff times/TV info

    Saturday, September 16 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-09-16 16:48:07 GMT

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

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

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  • The Nasty Bunch heads to ULM

    The Nasty Bunch heads to ULM

    Thursday, September 14 2017 11:05 PM EDT2017-09-15 03:05:19 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Southern Miss is 10th in the nation in total defense, allowing just 197 yards per contest.

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    Southern Miss is 10th in the nation in total defense, allowing just 197 yards per contest.

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  • USM freshmen seeing the football field

    USM freshmen seeing the football field

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-09-12 04:17:29 GMT
    USM head football coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head football coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAM

    For the better of the spring and summer, University of Southern Mississippi’s football coaches insisted that youth would be served during the 2107 season. They weren’t kidding. According to the participation list from Saturday’s 45-0 victory over Southern University, 20 freshmen or redshirt freshmen appeared against the Jaguars.

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    For the better of the spring and summer, University of Southern Mississippi’s football coaches insisted that youth would be served during the 2107 season. They weren’t kidding. According to the participation list from Saturday’s 45-0 victory over Southern University, 20 freshmen or redshirt freshmen appeared against the Jaguars.

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  • T'Rod Daniels shows off speed in USM's win

    T'Rod Daniels shows off speed in USM's win

    Monday, September 11 2017 1:28 AM EDT2017-09-11 05:28:57 GMT
    T'Rod Daniels scored his first touchdown at USM in Saturday's win over Southern. Courtesy: WDAMT'Rod Daniels scored his first touchdown at USM in Saturday's win over Southern. Courtesy: WDAM

    "T'Rod [Daniels] is fast," said USM senior running back Ito Smith. "He kind of reminds me of myself but he's just faster than me." "Man, that's about the fastest guy I've ever seen," said USM junior linebacker Jeremy Sangster. "He is 'shwoo.' That's all I can say: 'shwoo.'" The Golden Eagles have talked about the speed of newcomer T'Rod Daniels all offseason long.

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    "T'Rod [Daniels] is fast," said USM senior running back Ito Smith. "He kind of reminds me of myself but he's just faster than me." "Man, that's about the fastest guy I've ever seen," said USM junior linebacker Jeremy Sangster. "He is 'shwoo.' That's all I can say: 'shwoo.'" The Golden Eagles have talked about the speed of newcomer T'Rod Daniels all offseason long.

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  • Kwadra Griggs efficient in first USM start

    Kwadra Griggs efficient in first USM start

    Monday, September 11 2017 12:39 AM EDT2017-09-11 04:39:56 GMT
    USM junior quarterback Kwadra Griggs. Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior quarterback Kwadra Griggs. Courtesy: WDAM

    Kwadra Griggs had already played a full half against Kentucky, so when he made his first start for Southern Miss in Saturday's win over Southern, Griggs felt a lot more comfortable.

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    Kwadra Griggs had already played a full half against Kentucky, so when he made his first start for Southern Miss in Saturday's win over Southern, Griggs felt a lot more comfortable.

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  • Golden Eagles take care of business at the Rock

    Golden Eagles take care of business at the Rock

    Sunday, September 10 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-09-10 22:08:30 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi did precisely as expected against an outgunned opponent, scoring early and often to swarm all over Southern University 45-0 Saturday night at M.M. Roberts Stadium. 

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    The University of Southern Mississippi did precisely as expected against an outgunned opponent, scoring early and often to swarm all over Southern University 45-0 Saturday night at M.M. Roberts Stadium. 

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  • Southern Miss shuts out Southern (Louisiana) 45-0

    Southern Miss shuts out Southern (Louisiana) 45-0

    Sunday, September 10 2017 12:23 AM EDT2017-09-10 04:23:58 GMT
    Southern Miss beats Southern 45-0. Click on the video above for highlights.  Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
    Southern Miss beats Southern 45-0. Click on the video above for highlights.  Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Week 2 College Football in Mississippi: Kickoff times/TV info

    Week 2 College Football in Mississippi: Kickoff times/TV info

    Friday, September 8 2017 7:28 PM EDT2017-09-08 23:28:25 GMT

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

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

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  • Griggs earns starting job at USM quarterback

    Griggs earns starting job at USM quarterback

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 8:28 AM EDT2017-09-05 12:28:11 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    The University of Southern Mississippi’s season-opening football game with the University of Kentucky appears to have resolved any mystery about the Golden Eagles’ starting quarterback saga.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi’s season-opening football game with the University of Kentucky appears to have resolved any mystery about the Golden Eagles’ starting quarterback saga.

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  • Southern Miss falls to Kentucky 24-17, Chris Hudgison reports from The Rock

    Southern Miss falls to Kentucky 24-17, Chris Hudgison reports from The Rock

    Sunday, September 3 2017 11:33 PM EDT2017-09-04 03:33:05 GMT
    Kentucky beats Southern Miss 24-17. Click on the video above for a report from The Rock.  More >>
    Kentucky beats Southern Miss 24-17. Click on the video above for a report from The Rock.  More >>
  • Defense leads Kentucky to 24-17 win over Southern Miss

    Defense leads Kentucky to 24-17 win over Southern Miss

    Saturday, September 2 2017 11:52 PM EDT2017-09-03 03:52:17 GMT
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    Stephen Johnson threw for 176 yards and a touchdown and Kentucky's defense recovered two crucial fumbles in the second half to lead the Wildcats over Southern Mississippi 24-17 on Saturday.

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    Stephen Johnson threw for 176 yards and a touchdown and Kentucky's defense recovered two crucial fumbles in the second half to lead the Wildcats over Southern Mississippi 24-17 on Saturday.

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  • Week 1 College Football in Mississippi: Kickoff times/TV info

    Week 1 College Football in Mississippi: Kickoff times/TV info

    Saturday, September 2 2017 10:56 AM EDT2017-09-02 14:56:09 GMT

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

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

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  • Southern Miss expecting large crowd for gameday at The Rock

    Southern Miss expecting large crowd for gameday at The Rock

    Thursday, August 31 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-09-01 01:33:27 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM

    Southern Miss will open the 2017 football season this Saturday afternoon when the Kentucky Wildcats of the SEC travel to Hattiesburg. The big game will bring thousands of people into town, and the traditional Eagle Walk parade will begin at 1 p.m. in front of the M.M. Roberts Stadium. For tailgaters, the ground may still be be wet from the latest round of storms recently, but school officials are still expecting a good crowd. "For us to get an SEC opponent comin...

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    Southern Miss will open the 2017 football season this Saturday afternoon when the Kentucky Wildcats of the SEC travel to Hattiesburg. The big game will bring thousands of people into town, and the traditional Eagle Walk parade will begin at 1 p.m. in front of the M.M. Roberts Stadium. For tailgaters, the ground may still be be wet from the latest round of storms recently, but school officials are still expecting a good crowd. "For us to get an SEC opponent comin...

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  • Coordinator Corner: Grantham, Dawson, & McGriff talk Week 1

    Coordinator Corner: Grantham, Dawson, & McGriff talk Week 1

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-08-31 00:10:21 GMT

    Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Southern Miss all open the 2017 season at home.

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    Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Southern Miss all open the 2017 season at home.

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  • Bassfield represented well on USM football team

    Bassfield represented well on USM football team

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 12:35 AM EDT2017-08-29 04:35:05 GMT
    Southern Miss defensive backs Cornell Armstrong (3), Curtis Mikell (19) and Jomez Applewhite (7) representing Bassfield High School. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss defensive backs Cornell Armstrong (3), Curtis Mikell (19) and Jomez Applewhite (7) representing Bassfield High School. Courtesy: WDAM

    If you take a look at the 2017 Southern Miss football roster, you'll find five Bassfield High School graduates. If you look at the depth chart, you'll see that four of those former Yellowjackets are starting for the Golden Eagles in week one against Kentucky.

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    If you take a look at the 2017 Southern Miss football roster, you'll find five Bassfield High School graduates. If you look at the depth chart, you'll see that four of those former Yellowjackets are starting for the Golden Eagles in week one against Kentucky.

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  • Media Monday: Jay Hopson says USM starting QB will be decided at practice

    Media Monday: Jay Hopson says USM starting QB will be decided at practice

    Monday, August 28 2017 7:42 PM EDT2017-08-28 23:42:22 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Keon Howard and Kwadra Griggs have battled since spring practice.

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    Keon Howard and Kwadra Griggs have battled since spring practice.

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  • USM defense focused on eliminating "big plays"

    USM defense focused on eliminating "big plays"

    Sunday, August 27 2017 1:21 AM EDT2017-08-27 05:21:34 GMT
    USM junior linebacker Jeremy Sangster. Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior linebacker Jeremy Sangster. Courtesy: WDAM

    The USM defense allowed just 324.8 yards per game last season, ranking 15th in the nation. However, numbers can be deceiving. At one point last season, the Golden Eagles ranked last in the FBS in turnover margin. Also, giving up big plays often crippled Southern Miss during last year's 7-6 campaign.

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    The USM defense allowed just 324.8 yards per game last season, ranking 15th in the nation. However, numbers can be deceiving. At one point last season, the Golden Eagles ranked last in the FBS in turnover margin. Also, giving up big plays often crippled Southern Miss during last year's 7-6 campaign.

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  • 4 Rebels, 3 Bulldogs, 1 Golden Eagle on Senior Bowl watch list

    4 Rebels, 3 Bulldogs, 1 Golden Eagle on Senior Bowl watch list

    Thursday, August 24 2017 7:58 PM EDT2017-08-24 23:58:17 GMT
    Source: SeniorBowl.comSource: SeniorBowl.com

    The Senior Bowl released their annual watch list on Thursday.

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    The Senior Bowl released their annual watch list on Thursday.

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  • Southern Miss offensive coordinator has a simple goal for 2017

    Southern Miss offensive coordinator has a simple goal for 2017

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-08-23 04:13:14 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Shannon Dawson enters his 2nd season with the Golden Eagles. USM features top targets Ito Smith, Allenzae Staggers, and Julian Allen.

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    Shannon Dawson enters his 2nd season with the Golden Eagles. USM features top targets Ito Smith, Allenzae Staggers, and Julian Allen.

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  • Breleigh Favre making a name for herself with USM volleyball

    Breleigh Favre making a name for herself with USM volleyball

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 12:27 AM EDT2017-08-22 04:27:27 GMT
    Breleigh Favre begins her freshman volleyball season at Southern Miss. Courtesy: WDAMBreleigh Favre begins her freshman volleyball season at Southern Miss. Courtesy: WDAM

    There's another Favre on the campus of Southern Miss this fall. Breleigh, the daughter of USM legendary quarterback Brett, begins her freshman volleyball season on Friday. Breleigh not only represents Hattiesburg on the 2017 USM volleyball team, but the Oak Grove alum is also the only Mississippi native on this year's squad.

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    There's another Favre on the campus of Southern Miss this fall. Breleigh, the daughter of USM legendary quarterback Brett, begins her freshman volleyball season on Friday. Breleigh not only represents Hattiesburg on the 2017 USM volleyball team, but the Oak Grove alum is also the only Mississippi native on this year's squad.

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  • Receiver Allenzae Staggers climbing the USM record books

    Receiver Allenzae Staggers climbing the USM record books

    Monday, August 21 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-08-22 03:58:59 GMT
    USM senior Allenzae Staggers' 1,165 receiving yards last season ranks third in school history in a single season. Courtesy: WDAMUSM senior Allenzae Staggers' 1,165 receiving yards last season ranks third in school history in a single season. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Southern Miss leader in career receptions (193), receiving yards (3,214) and touchdown receptions (30) Sherrod Gideon was dominant in a black and gold uniform. When Gideon so what wideout Allenzae Staggers accomplished at USM last season, the former Golden Eagle was more than impressed.

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    The Southern Miss leader in career receptions (193), receiving yards (3,214) and touchdown receptions (30) Sherrod Gideon was dominant in a black and gold uniform. When Gideon so what wideout Allenzae Staggers accomplished at USM last season, the former Golden Eagle was more than impressed.

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  • Shannon Dawson looks for consistency from USM offense

    Shannon Dawson looks for consistency from USM offense

    Monday, August 21 2017 1:34 AM EDT2017-08-21 05:34:37 GMT
    USM offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Golden Eagles averaged 472.8 yards of total offense and 32.8 points per game in offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson's first season. The 2017 Southern Miss offense is faced with the challenge of replacing its all-time leading passer Nick Mullens.

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    The Golden Eagles averaged 472.8 yards of total offense and 32.8 points per game in offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson's first season. The 2017 Southern Miss offense is faced with the challenge of replacing its all-time leading passer Nick Mullens.

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  • USM soccer improves to 2-0 on last-minute goal

    USM soccer improves to 2-0 on last-minute goal

    Monday, August 21 2017 1:23 AM EDT2017-08-21 05:23:41 GMT
    USM freshman Miah Zuazua scored the game-winning goal in the Golden Eagles' 3-2 win over Stephen F. Austin. Courtesy: WDAMUSM freshman Miah Zuazua scored the game-winning goal in the Golden Eagles' 3-2 win over Stephen F. Austin. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss soccer concluded its opening weekend with a 3-2 win over Stephen F. Austin on Sunday. The Golden Eagles trailed 2-1 in the 80th minute before Becky McMullan fired one just past the SFA goalie's reach, ricocheting off the left post for the equalizer.

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    Southern Miss soccer concluded its opening weekend with a 3-2 win over Stephen F. Austin on Sunday. The Golden Eagles trailed 2-1 in the 80th minute before Becky McMullan fired one just past the SFA goalie's reach, ricocheting off the left post for the equalizer.

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  • Four depart Southern Miss baseball team

    Four depart Southern Miss baseball team

    Thursday, August 17 2017 11:42 AM EDT2017-08-17 15:42:01 GMT
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     Four players will not return to the University of Southern Mississippi baseball team for the 2018 season and a freshman signee is expected to miss his initial season after surgery this summer. 

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     Four players will not return to the University of Southern Mississippi baseball team for the 2018 season and a freshman signee is expected to miss his initial season after surgery this summer. 

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  • Pisgah alum T.J. McGinnis finding way on Southern Miss depth chart

    Pisgah alum T.J. McGinnis finding way on Southern Miss depth chart

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-08-15 23:53:58 GMT

    T.J. McGinnis was a name I said quite a bit on The End Zone in 2015. Now the redshirt freshman from Pisgah is shining at linebacker for the Golden Eagles.

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    T.J. McGinnis was a name I said quite a bit on The End Zone in 2015. Now the redshirt freshman from Pisgah is shining at linebacker for the Golden Eagles.

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  • QB Race, Ito, & Nasty Bunch some of the talking points at Southern Miss Media Day

    QB Race, Ito, & Nasty Bunch some of the talking points at Southern Miss Media Day

    Saturday, August 12 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-08-12 23:49:35 GMT
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    Lots of black and gold and microphones in Hattiesburg.

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    Lots of black and gold and microphones in Hattiesburg.

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  • Tori Bowie wins 2nd gold medal at IAAF World Championships

    Tori Bowie wins 2nd gold medal at IAAF World Championships

    Saturday, August 12 2017 6:53 PM EDT2017-08-12 22:53:16 GMT
    SOURCE: NBCSOURCE: NBC

    Tori Bowie became the first double gold medalist at the world championships, anchoring the U.S. team to the 4x100-meter relay title ahead of Britain and Jamaica.

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    Tori Bowie became the first double gold medalist at the world championships, anchoring the U.S. team to the 4x100-meter relay title ahead of Britain and Jamaica.

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  • Minnesota's Brian Dozier remembers Southern Miss days

    Minnesota's Brian Dozier remembers Southern Miss days

    Saturday, August 12 2017 12:20 AM EDT2017-08-12 04:20:32 GMT
    Southern Miss alum Brian Dozier is the leadoff hitter in his sixth season with the Minnesota Twins. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss alum Brian Dozier is the leadoff hitter in his sixth season with the Minnesota Twins. Courtesy: WDAM

    Brian Dozier had hit 137 home runs in his MLB career but until Tuesday night, he had never hit a grand slam. Dozier's fourth homer in less than a week came with the bases loaded on Tuesday, giving the Minnesota Twins the lead in an eventualy 11-4 win. Another home run on Wednesday put the Southern Miss alum at 22 bombs on the season.

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    Brian Dozier had hit 137 home runs in his MLB career but until Tuesday night, he had never hit a grand slam. Dozier's fourth homer in less than a week came with the bases loaded on Tuesday, giving the Minnesota Twins the lead in an eventualy 11-4 win. Another home run on Wednesday put the Southern Miss alum at 22 bombs on the season.

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  • USM football will celebrate 1997 C-USA title team September 30th

    USM football will celebrate 1997 C-USA title team September 30th

    Friday, August 11 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-08-11 20:14:51 GMT
    SOURCE: Southern Miss EquipmentSOURCE: Southern Miss Equipment

    The Southern Miss Department of Athletics announced Friday that the Saturday, Sept. 30 home football game versus North Texas will be the day we welcome the 1997 Conference USA Championship team back to the Rock for its 20th anniversary.

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    The Southern Miss Department of Athletics announced Friday that the Saturday, Sept. 30 home football game versus North Texas will be the day we welcome the 1997 Conference USA Championship team back to the Rock for its 20th anniversary.

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  • USM's Staggers working on refining his game

    USM's Staggers working on refining his game

    Friday, August 11 2017 1:13 AM EDT2017-08-11 05:13:26 GMT
    Southern Miss receiver Allenzae Staggers (15) celebrates after scoring a touchdown Saturday vs. Rice. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss receiver Allenzae Staggers (15) celebrates after scoring a touchdown Saturday vs. Rice. Courtesy: WDAM

    University of Southern Mississippi Jay Hopson tends to wince when someone starts quoting statistics at him. For example, Hopson may not be able to tell you how many passes for how many yards Allenzae Staggers hauled in during his debut season with the Golden Eagles after transferring from Northeast Mississippi Community College.

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    University of Southern Mississippi Jay Hopson tends to wince when someone starts quoting statistics at him. For example, Hopson may not be able to tell you how many passes for how many yards Allenzae Staggers hauled in during his debut season with the Golden Eagles after transferring from Northeast Mississippi Community College.

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  • USM basketball nabs Bahamas win

    USM basketball nabs Bahamas win

    Friday, August 11 2017 1:10 AM EDT2017-08-11 05:10:47 GMT
    Courtesy: WDAMCourtesy: WDAM

    Tyree Griffin finished a rebound shy of a triple-double as the University of Southern Mississippi rolled up the Providence Storms Thursday night in the second of a three-game summer preseason swing through the Bahamas.

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    Tyree Griffin finished a rebound shy of a triple-double as the University of Southern Mississippi rolled up the Providence Storms Thursday night in the second of a three-game summer preseason swing through the Bahamas.

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  • USM drops opener on Bahama’s basketball tour

    USM drops opener on Bahama’s basketball tour

    Thursday, August 10 2017 12:13 PM EDT2017-08-10 16:13:19 GMT
    Photo credit: Raycom Image BankPhoto credit: Raycom Image Bank

    Three newcomers combined to score more than half of the University of Southern Mississippi’s points Wednesday night, but it wasn’t enough as the Golden Eagles fell to IBA Elite 107-106 in overtime in the first of three preseason games in the Bahamas. 

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    Three newcomers combined to score more than half of the University of Southern Mississippi’s points Wednesday night, but it wasn’t enough as the Golden Eagles fell to IBA Elite 107-106 in overtime in the first of three preseason games in the Bahamas. 

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  • NCAA releases 2017 men's basketball attendance figures

    NCAA releases 2017 men's basketball attendance figures

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 3:51 PM EDT2017-08-09 19:51:49 GMT
    Source: WLBT ArchivesSource: WLBT Archives

    The Rebels and Bulldogs are neck & neck in terms of average number of fans per game. Mississippi Valley is 2nd in the SWAC in attendance.

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    The Rebels and Bulldogs are neck & neck in terms of average number of fans per game. Mississippi Valley is 2nd in the SWAC in attendance.

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  • Mississippi State and Southern Miss agree to 3 year football series starting in 2019

    Mississippi State and Southern Miss agree to 3 year football series starting in 2019

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-08-09 02:32:00 GMT

    The Bulldogs and Golden Eagles agreed to matchups in 2019, 2023, and 2024.

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    The Bulldogs and Golden Eagles agreed to matchups in 2019, 2023, and 2024.

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  • Tori Bowie reflects on becoming the World's Fastest Woman

    Tori Bowie reflects on becoming the World's Fastest Woman

    Monday, August 7 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-08-08 03:58:53 GMT
    Source: IAAFSource: IAAF

    Tori Bowie received her 100m gold medal Monday afternoon at the IAAF World Championships. The World's Fastest Woman is from Mississippi.

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    Tori Bowie received her 100m gold medal Monday afternoon at the IAAF World Championships. The World's Fastest Woman is from Mississippi.

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  • Southern Miss releases 2017-18 men's basketball schedule

    Southern Miss releases 2017-18 men's basketball schedule

    Monday, August 7 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-08-08 03:57:49 GMT

    November 10th marks the opener for the Golden Eagles, hosting Southern-New Orleans. They will follow it with a Nov. 16 battle at Michigan, a Sweet Sixteen team the previous season.

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    November 10th marks the opener for the Golden Eagles, hosting Southern-New Orleans. They will follow it with a Nov. 16 battle at Michigan, a Sweet Sixteen team the previous season.

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  • New safety measures for USM athletic events

    New safety measures for USM athletic events

    Sunday, August 6 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-08-06 18:34:16 GMT
    Source: The Univeristy of Southern Mississippi.Source: The Univeristy of Southern Mississippi.

    Fans need to be aware of two updated safety measures before heading to The University of Southern Mississippi for any athletic event this year. 

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    Fans need to be aware of two updated safety measures before heading to The University of Southern Mississippi for any athletic event this year. 

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  • USM's Devin Farrior ready to take on starting center role

    USM's Devin Farrior ready to take on starting center role

    Sunday, August 6 2017 1:13 AM EDT2017-08-06 05:13:30 GMT
    USM senior Devin Farrior is poised to take on the starting center role in 2017. Courtesy: WDAMUSM senior Devin Farrior is poised to take on the starting center role in 2017. Courtesy: WDAM

    "We're going to play a lot of freshman this year," said USM football coach Jay Hopson. "That's just the reality of it." With that reality in mind, and three starters gone from 2016's offensive line, the role of senior Devin Farrior becomes more significant. Farrior looks to be the Golden Eagles starting center this season, replacing current New Orleans Saints rookie Cameron Tom.

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    "We're going to play a lot of freshman this year," said USM football coach Jay Hopson. "That's just the reality of it." With that reality in mind, and three starters gone from 2016's offensive line, the role of senior Devin Farrior becomes more significant. Farrior looks to be the Golden Eagles starting center this season, replacing current New Orleans Saints rookie Cameron Tom.

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  • Jay Hopson impressed with Devin Farrior on USM offensive line

    Jay Hopson impressed with Devin Farrior on USM offensive line

  • Newcomers stepping up for USM football

    Newcomers stepping up for USM football

    Sunday, July 30 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-07-30 23:27:11 GMT
    Source: USMSource: USM

    They say that youth will have its day, and for some of the University of Southern Mississippi’s untested football players, that day may not be far off. 

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    They say that youth will have its day, and for some of the University of Southern Mississippi’s untested football players, that day may not be far off. 

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  • USM's Ito Smith enters senior season as one of nation's top rushers

    USM's Ito Smith enters senior season as one of nation's top rushers

    Thursday, July 27 2017 3:39 PM EDT2017-07-27 19:39:50 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    On Wednesday, Southern Miss opened practice for the 2017 season. While the quarterback battle to replace Nick Mullens (program's all-time leading passer) continues, the Golden Eagles do return depth at the skill positions.  "A lot of buzz about the quarterback situation," Senior running back Ito Smith said. "Either one of those guys playing and we'll be just fine." Leading a talented backfield, Ito Smith is back after rushing for 1,459 yards and 17 touc...More >>
    On Wednesday, Southern Miss opened practice for the 2017 season. While the quarterback battle to replace Nick Mullens (program's all-time leading passer) continues, the Golden Eagles do return depth at the skill positions.  "A lot of buzz about the quarterback situation," Senior running back Ito Smith said. "Either one of those guys playing and we'll be just fine." Leading a talented backfield, Ito Smith is back after rushing for 1,459 yards and 17 touc...More >>
  • QB battle headlines beginning of fall camp at Southern Miss

    QB battle headlines beginning of fall camp at Southern Miss

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-07-26 03:10:04 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The old coaching cliche in football goes something like, "If you have 2 quarterbacks, you really have none." Such is the dilemma for Southern Miss as their search for a starter continues. 

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    The old coaching cliche in football goes something like, "If you have 2 quarterbacks, you really have none." Such is the dilemma for Southern Miss as their search for a starter continues. 

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