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Bill McGillis speaks on program's future with Conference USA



Eight founding members of the C-USA have moved on difference conferences. The most recent are the Tulane Green Wave, who have since joined the American Athletic Conference.

I asked Southern Miss athletic director Bill McGillis, if the Golden Eagles will ever be the ninth program to follow suit.


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Bill McGillis on paying student-athletes: "I am not for that." Video included


One of the biggest debates in college sports is whether student-athletes should be compensated beyond what an athletic scholarship allows. I sat down with Southern Miss athletic director Bill McGillis, earlier this week to discuss the issue.

Southern Miss football at Conference USA media day


Members of the Southern Miss football program traveled to Irving, Texas this afternoon for Conference USA media day and the Golden Eagles had plenty to talk about.

Bill McGillis offers his take on Ole Miss, Mississippi State Video included


Southern Miss, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.

The competition between the trio encompasses all sports and USM Athletic Director Bill McGillis, offered his view into the rivalry.


Bill McGillis: 'We've got a significant financial challenge in front of us.'


Earlier today I sat down with Southern Miss Athletic Director Bill McGillis, to recap his first year on the job.

All week we'll have portions of the interview including today's topic, is the athletic department on track to turn a profit in 2014 as it did in 2013?


Eight Sports Named NAIA Scholar Teams


The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced the 2013-14 NAIA Scholar Teams and William Carey University was well represented with eight sports earning scholar team honors.

Southern Miss names Jon Stuart head track and field/cross country coach


Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis announced Monday afternoon the hiring of Jon Stuart as the school's Head Men's and Women's Track and Field/Cross Country Coach.

Southern Miss football hosts All-Star Party in Jackson


About 30 Southern Miss football players joined the coaching staff to get geared up for the upcoming season at the 31st annual All-Star Party in Jackson.

Southern Miss Picked to Finish Fifth in Conference USA West Division


The Southern Miss football has been chosen to finish fifth in the Conference USA West Division race this fall in a vote by the league's 13 coaches and released Wednesday by the league office in Irving, Texas.

Corey Acosta Nominated for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team


Southern Miss senior place-kicker Corey Acosta earned his first preseason accolade Tuesday morning with his nomination for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

Graham appeals ruling, Saints nearing long-term deal



If you thought the Jimmy Graham tight end-wide receiver debate was over, guess what?

In the words of comedian Charlie Murphy, "Wrong! Wrong!"


Magnolia Amateur - Round 1 Scores


2014 Magnolia Amateur - Round 1 Scores

Bid approved to begin renovations on HHS baseball stadium


The Board of Trustees at the Hattiesburg Public School District meeting announced great news for the Tigers baseball team, Tuesday.

Brian Dozier Chosen for Home Run Derby Competition During Major League Baseball All-Star Week


Former Southern Miss baseball standout and current Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier was chosen today to participate in the 20th annual Gillette Home Run Derby, set to take place Monday, July 14, at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn.

Connor Barron, Taylor Walker to Participate in Texas Collegiate League All-Star Game Tonight


Rising Southern Miss senior outfielder Connor Barron (Hattiesburg, Miss.) and Golden Eagle signee Taylor Walker (Murfreesboro, Tenn./Jackson State Community College), both members of the Acadiana Cane Cutters this summer, will participate in the Texas Collegiate League All-Star game tonight.

Cameron Giannini Signs Pro Contract with Traverse City Beach Bums of the Frontier League


Former Southern Miss right-handed pitcher Cameron Giannini recently signed to play professional baseball with the Traverse City (Mich.) Beach Bums of the Frontier League.

Bobcats ranked No. 26 in “Dirty 30” preseason poll


The Jones County Junior College Bobcats have received notice in a preseason football poll.

Petal hosts Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth State Tournament Video included


The combination of fourth of July and baseball is as American as you can get, or as District 8 Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Commissioner Chad Rainey would say, "Baseball on the 4th of July, that's the only way we'd have it."

Southern Miss Begins Weight Room Project at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field


Pete Taylor Park, the home of Southern Miss baseball, has long been one of the top collegiate baseball facilities in the country and Southern Miss took another step to ensure that it stays that way for years to come.

US World Cup ends with 2-1 OT loss to Belgium



They captured the eyes and hearts of a suddenly awakened soccer nation, who gathered in unprecedented numbers to watch the world's game.

But the end of the ride came at the exact same point as four years ago: with an overtime loss in the World Cup's round of 16.


Aaron Brown to Represent Virgin Islands in CBC Championship


Southern Miss senior guard Aaron Brown will represent the Virgin Islands Men's Senior National Team in the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championship.

Five JCJC coaches named MAC Coaches of the Year


The Mississippi Association of Coaches honored five Jones County Junior College coaches during its annual Hall of Fame Banquet Friday night here at the Hilton Hotel.

William Carey adds a twist to end of baseball camp



Summer camps are cool.

Baseball camps are even better and the William Carey Crusaders might have the coolest one around.


US advances to World Cup's 2nd round despite loss


The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted.

ECU hires Cliff Godwin to be head coach



East Carolina has hired Cliff Godwin as baseball coach.

Godwin spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at Mississippi, helping Ole Miss return to the College World Series this year for the first time since 1972.


Southern Miss basketball skills camp all about fun



Getting to know your fan base is one of the most important things a first-year coach can do.

Along with the help of a few players, Southern Miss men's hoops head coach, Doc Sadler, is doing a great job of that with the youngest Golden Eagles supporters.


Hattiesburg's youth benefits from 'Fore Kids' golf tournament



The 'Fore Kids' golf tournament, sponsored by The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Hattiesburg, is in it's seventh year and fourth at Canebrake Country Club.

The competition is fierce, but it's all done for a good cause.


Joye Lee-McNelis talks about camp, 'Chillin 4 Charity'


Summer and camps go together like peanut butter and jelly. Red beans and rice. Steak and a baked potato.

Sorry if I made you hungry, but as Southern Miss women's basketball head coach Joye Lee-Mcnelis said, she's hungry to teach kids the game.

Virginia in CWS finals after 4-1 win over Ole Miss


Robbie Coman's two-run, bases-loaded single gave Virginia the lead, and Josh Sborz and two relievers limited Mississippi to six singles in a 4-1 victory Saturday that sent the Cavaliers to the College World Series finals.

Virginia-Ole Miss game is suspended by rain at CWS


The College World Series game between Virginia and Mississippi was suspended after a 93-minute lightning and rain delay at TD Ameritrade Park on Friday night.

Brandin Cooks off to a good start with Saints receiving corps


Finishing your school work before play is something that you learn as kid.

Saints first-round draft pick Brandin Cooks still living that lesson as a professional.

Kevin Stephen Steps Down as Southern Miss Track and Field Coach


Kevin Stephen, head coach for the Southern Miss Track and Field program for the last seven seasons, announced his resignation from the school Thursday. His resignation is effective June 30.

Former Baseball Golden Eagles Sign Professional Contracts and Start MILB Careers This Month


Three of four Southern Miss players that were drafted earlier this month in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Bradley Roney (8th round, Atlanta), Conor Fisk (24th round, Toronto), Mason Robbins (25th round, Chicago White Sox), have each signed their first professional contract and have been assigned to their first minor league baseball club.

Virginia beats Ole Miss 2-1 in CWS on hit in 9th


Mike Papi's RBI double into right-center with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Virginia a 2-1 victory over Mississippi in the College World Series on Sunday night.

3rd annual Jason Campbell/Pine Belt FCA football camp a success Video included


In it's third year of existence, the Jason Campbell/Pine Belt FCA football camp can be described as nothing less than a success.

Hub City Dragway gearing up for event


The Hub City Dragway is gearing up for a nice turnout at tonight's street racing event.

Southern Miss baseball hosts Summer Kid's Camp Video included


To go along with a couple life lessons, kids from around the Pinebelt have been learning the basics from the Golden Eagles baseball team.

Drew Brees comfortable with Mike Neu as QB coach


The New Orleans Saints continued organized team activities today in Metairie, La., and according to Drew Brees, the addition of former Tulane quarterback's coach Mike Neu, has been a smooth transition.

Former USM RB Tyre Bracken transferring to Southern University


According to WAFB-TV, former Southern Miss running back Tyre Bracken is transferring to Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA.

Deion Ulmer happy to be drafted by the LA Dodgers


After pit stops at JCJC, East Central and Holmes Community College, Deion Ulmer of Laurel was drafted by the LA Dodgers in the 26th round of the MLB draft this weekend.

Rebels beat Ragin' Cajuns to reach CWS


Pinch-hitter Holt Perdzock hit a two-run double in the ninth inning and Mississippi ended a 42-year College World Series drought by punching its ticket to Omaha with a 10-4 win over Louisiana-Lafayette in the deciding game of the Lafayette Super Regional on Monday night.

Bradley Roney Taken in Second Day of 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft by Atlanta Braves


Southern Miss right-handed pitcher Bradley Roney was the first Golden Eagle chosen in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Friday when he was taken in the eighth round (253rd pick overall) by the Atlanta Braves.

Columbia's Ti'Quan Forbes excited about MLB chances


Ti'quan Forbes. State champion at Columbia High School in baseball, Ole Miss commit, and potential millionaire.

JCJC’s Barlow commits to MSU; Stark commits to West Florida


Two more Jones County Junior College baseball players have made commitments to senior colleges.

VIEWPOINT: Vote on Tuesday Video included


It is quite possible that by now you are growing tired of the political advertisements from the candidates for the US House and Senate.

NCAA Baseball Regional Scores - June 1


Regional Scores - June 1

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