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  • Player of the Pine Belt: Purvis' CJ Bolar

    Player of the Pine Belt: Purvis' CJ Bolar

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-07-22 03:56:13 GMT

    When you're a highly recruited wide receiver, there are plenty of players with plans on denying you the opportunity to what you do best. Maybe even your own teammates.

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    When you're a highly recruited wide receiver, there are plenty of players with plans on denying you the opportunity to what you do best. Maybe even your own teammates.

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  • Players of the Pine Belt: North Forrest's Daylyn Croom

    Players of the Pine Belt: North Forrest's Daylyn Croom

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:41 PM EDT2017-07-21 02:41:35 GMT

    Over 1,900 passing yards and 20 touchdowns, 879 punt return yards and even a fumble recovery on defense. It's tough to say he did it all, but Daylyn Croom contributed quite a bit to the North Forrest football team last season.

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    Over 1,900 passing yards and 20 touchdowns, 879 punt return yards and even a fumble recovery on defense. It's tough to say he did it all, but Daylyn Croom contributed quite a bit to the North Forrest football team last season.

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  • Players of the Pine Belt: Seminary's Nathan Pickering

    Players of the Pine Belt: Seminary's Nathan Pickering

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:41 PM EDT2017-07-21 02:41:02 GMT

    "Great kid, comes from a good family, good parents, hard-working kid, makes good grades, never in trouble." Those were the first words out of Seminary football coach Brian Rials' mouth when asked about junior defensive end Nathan Pickering.

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    "Great kid, comes from a good family, good parents, hard-working kid, makes good grades, never in trouble." Those were the first words out of Seminary football coach Brian Rials' mouth when asked about junior defensive end Nathan Pickering.

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  • Players of the Pine Belt: East Marion's Jarveon Howard

    Players of the Pine Belt: East Marion's Jarveon Howard

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:50 PM EDT2017-07-19 03:50:05 GMT
    Jarveon Howard is one the top football recruits in the state. He has multiple division one scholarship offers. He could easily be spending his summer on the field and enjoying his last high school summer break. But here the East Marion running back is under the scorching Mississippi sun. "I look at my mom each and every day as a hard worker," Howard said. "Because you know single parent (and) trying to provide with what I need so that's why I'm out here trying to...More >>
    Jarveon Howard is one the top football recruits in the state. He has multiple division one scholarship offers. He could easily be spending his summer on the field and enjoying his last high school summer break. But here the East Marion running back is under the scorching Mississippi sun. "I look at my mom each and every day as a hard worker," Howard said. "Because you know single parent (and) trying to provide with what I need so that's why I'm out here trying to...More >>
  • Former USM baseball coach headed to ABCA hall

    Former USM baseball coach headed to ABCA hall

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-07-19 03:16:22 GMT
    Photo Credit: WDAMPhoto Credit: WDAM
    Former University of Southern Mississippi baseball coach Hill Denson has been honored in the past, enshrined in a variety of halls of fame, including two colleges, one junior college and two state shrines for his contributions to the sport over nearly four decades. Shortly after the New Year, Denson’s devotion will be celebrated nationally. Denson will be among the 11-man Class of 2018 inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in Indianapolis. The or...More >>
    Former University of Southern Mississippi baseball coach Hill Denson has been honored in the past, enshrined in a variety of halls of fame, including two colleges, one junior college and two state shrines for his contributions to the sport over nearly four decades. Shortly after the New Year, Denson’s devotion will be celebrated nationally. Denson will be among the 11-man Class of 2018 inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in Indianapolis. The or...More >>
  • Staggers named to Biletnikoff watch list

    Staggers named to Biletnikoff watch list

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-07-19 02:32:45 GMT

    This time a year ago Allenzae Staggers was an unassuming transfer from East Mississippi Community College looking to find his way at Southern Miss. You can say mission was accomplished.

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    This time a year ago Allenzae Staggers was an unassuming transfer from East Mississippi Community College looking to find his way at Southern Miss. You can say mission was accomplished.

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  • Southern Miss athletics reported 8 violations

    Southern Miss athletics reported 8 violations

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-07-18 22:24:21 GMT
    Photo credit: USMPhoto credit: USM

    The University of Southern Mississippi athletics program reported eight NCAA violations during the 2016-17 season. This was first reported by Jason Munz of the Hattiesburg American.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi athletics program reported eight NCAA violations during the 2016-17 season. This was first reported by Jason Munz of the Hattiesburg American.

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  • "Lunch Bunch" basketball team has some of the oldest players in the game

    "Lunch Bunch" basketball team has some of the oldest players in the game

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-07-18 19:56:55 GMT
    Source: WDAM.Source: WDAM.

    Since the 1970s, Billy Folkes and his friends have hit the basketball court.

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    Since the 1970s, Billy Folkes and his friends have hit the basketball court.

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    Suspects identified after hit and run pursuit in Hub City

    Suspects identified after hit and run pursuit in Hub City

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-07-18 19:55:56 GMT
    Mitchell May. Source: HPDMitchell May. Source: HPD

    A pair of Hub City men are behind bars and facing felony charges after a pursuit in the Hub City on Monday.

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    A pair of Hub City men are behind bars and facing felony charges after a pursuit in the Hub City on Monday.

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  • WDAM 7 News carrying four pre-season Saints games

    WDAM 7 News carrying four pre-season Saints games

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 2:09 PM EDT2017-07-18 18:09:04 GMT

    The Pine Belt Who-Dat nation won’t have to look much further than their local television station for all things Saints this football pre-season. 

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    The Pine Belt Who-Dat nation won’t have to look much further than their local television station for all things Saints this football pre-season. 

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  • Players of the Pine Belt: Heidelberg's Khehland Kennedy

    Players of the Pine Belt: Heidelberg's Khehland Kennedy

    Monday, July 17 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-07-18 03:56:37 GMT
    Heidelberg senior Khehlan Kennedy recorded 75 tackles for the Oilers in 2016. Courtesy: WDAMHeidelberg senior Khehlan Kennedy recorded 75 tackles for the Oilers in 2016. Courtesy: WDAM

    It's mid-July in Mississippi. The heat index is sweltering and Khehlan Kennedy decided to wear long sleeves. But it's all good. Kennedy will take a few drops of sweat to make sure his Heidelberg Oilers are ready for football season come August 18.

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    It's mid-July in Mississippi. The heat index is sweltering and Khehlan Kennedy decided to wear long sleeves. But it's all good. Kennedy will take a few drops of sweat to make sure his Heidelberg Oilers are ready for football season come August 18.

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  • Players of the Pine Belt: Mize senior Elijah Keyes

    Players of the Pine Belt: Mize senior Elijah Keyes

    Monday, July 17 2017 12:48 AM EDT2017-07-17 04:48:27 GMT
    Senior Elijah Keyes recorded 95 tackles for the Mize Bulldogs last season. Courtesy: WDAMSenior Elijah Keyes recorded 95 tackles for the Mize Bulldogs last season. Courtesy: WDAM

    "It's going to be an exciting year," said Mize senior linebacker Elijah Keyes. "I just want everybody to just know that the Mize Bulldogs, we're going to reclaim that name that we once had." Adding a fifth state title to the school's trophy case is what Mize hopes for after enduring just the second losing season (4-8) in program history last year.

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    "It's going to be an exciting year," said Mize senior linebacker Elijah Keyes. "I just want everybody to just know that the Mize Bulldogs, we're going to reclaim that name that we once had." Adding a fifth state title to the school's trophy case is what Mize hopes for after enduring just the second losing season (4-8) in program history last year.

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  • PRCC's Andrew Burks places third at College National Finals Rodeo

    PRCC's Andrew Burks places third at College National Finals Rodeo

    Monday, July 17 2017 12:27 AM EDT2017-07-17 04:27:44 GMT
    PRCC freshman Andrew Burks placed third in calf-roping at the College National Finals Rodeo. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC freshman Andrew Burks placed third in calf-roping at the College National Finals Rodeo. Courtesy: WDAM

    What looks routine for Andrew Burks has been a work-in-progress since the sixth grade. After graduating from Hancock High School, Burks wasn't sure how much time he'd get to spend calf-roping, until Pearl River Community College launched a rodeo team.

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    What looks routine for Andrew Burks has been a work-in-progress since the sixth grade. After graduating from Hancock High School, Burks wasn't sure how much time he'd get to spend calf-roping, until Pearl River Community College launched a rodeo team.

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  • USM football to be without trio from signing class

    USM football to be without trio from signing class

    Sunday, July 16 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-07-16 20:31:46 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM

    At least two of the football players from the University of Southern Mississippi’s 2017 signing class are not expected when the Golden Eagles report July 24 for the start of preseason practice. Southern Miss coach Jay Hopson confirmed that neither freshman defensive back Emanuel Dabney nor junior college offensive lineman Justus Satterfield would be with the team this summer. Dabney, a 5-foot-11, 163-pound cornerback from Callaway High School in Jackson, had not enrolled this ...

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    At least two of the football players from the University of Southern Mississippi’s 2017 signing class are not expected when the Golden Eagles report July 24 for the start of preseason practice. Southern Miss coach Jay Hopson confirmed that neither freshman defensive back Emanuel Dabney nor junior college offensive lineman Justus Satterfield would be with the team this summer. Dabney, a 5-foot-11, 163-pound cornerback from Callaway High School in Jackson, had not enrolled this ...

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  • Shaunfield named to Groza watch list

    Shaunfield named to Groza watch list

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 10:47 PM EDT2017-07-13 02:47:19 GMT

    Add a third University of Southern Mississippi football player on a preseason national watch list. This after Parker Shaunfield was named to the Lou Groza Award watch list. This award honors the best kicker in college football.

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    Add a third University of Southern Mississippi football player on a preseason national watch list. This after Parker Shaunfield was named to the Lou Groza Award watch list. This award honors the best kicker in college football.

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  • Julian Allen named to Mackey watch list

    Julian Allen named to Mackey watch list

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-07-11 23:40:50 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi football program received more national recognition today with Julian Allen being named to the John Mackey Award preseason watch list. The award is given to the top tight end in college football.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi football program received more national recognition today with Julian Allen being named to the John Mackey Award preseason watch list. The award is given to the top tight end in college football.

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  • Ole Miss golfer Cecil Wegener wins Magnolia Amateur title

    Ole Miss golfer Cecil Wegener wins Magnolia Amateur title

    Monday, July 10 2017 1:53 AM EDT2017-07-10 05:53:22 GMT
    Ole Miss commit Cecil Wegener captured the 2017 Magnolia Amateur title. Courtesy: WDAMOle Miss commit Cecil Wegener captured the 2017 Magnolia Amateur title. Courtesy: WDAM

    Cecil Wegener barely even made it into the field of the 2017 Magnolia Amateur Golf Tournament. Wegener signed up late for the sixth annual tournament at the Hattiesburg Country Club, but was fortunate enough to get in as an alternate. Fifty-four holes later, Wegener was hoisting the glass championship trophy after shooting a six-under par 207 over the weekend.

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    Cecil Wegener barely even made it into the field of the 2017 Magnolia Amateur Golf Tournament. Wegener signed up late for the sixth annual tournament at the Hattiesburg Country Club, but was fortunate enough to get in as an alternate. Fifty-four holes later, Wegener was hoisting the glass championship trophy after shooting a six-under par 207 over the weekend.

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  • USM names Christian Ostrander new pitching coach

    USM names Christian Ostrander new pitching coach

    Friday, July 7 2017 10:58 PM EDT2017-07-08 02:58:21 GMT
    As the head coach at JCJC, Christian Ostrander led the Bobcats to a 255-109 record from 2009-15. Courtesy: WDAMAs the head coach at JCJC, Christian Ostrander led the Bobcats to a 255-109 record from 2009-15. Courtesy: WDAM

    Less than two weeks after seeing his long-time pitching coach depart for a head coaching position, University of Southern Mississippi baseball coach Scott Berry found a successor. Berry announced Friday that Christian Ostrander had been hired as an assistant coach, serving as the Golden Eagles’ pitching coach.

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    Less than two weeks after seeing his long-time pitching coach depart for a head coaching position, University of Southern Mississippi baseball coach Scott Berry found a successor. Berry announced Friday that Christian Ostrander had been hired as an assistant coach, serving as the Golden Eagles’ pitching coach.

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  • USM Basketball headed to the Bahamas

    USM Basketball headed to the Bahamas

    Friday, July 7 2017 10:57 PM EDT2017-07-08 02:57:22 GMT
    Photo credit: Raycom Image BankPhoto credit: Raycom Image Bank

    The University of Southern Miss will be a getting a tropical jump on the 2017-18 basketball season.

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    The University of Southern Miss will be a getting a tropical jump on the 2017-18 basketball season.

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  • More national love for Wallner

    More national love for Wallner

    Friday, July 7 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-07-07 04:00:18 GMT

    The national love isn't over for Matt Wallner. The Southern Miss diamond standout earned yet another national honor Thursday, being named national Freshman of the Year by D1Baseball.com.

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    The national love isn't over for Matt Wallner. The Southern Miss diamond standout earned yet another national honor Thursday, being named national Freshman of the Year by D1Baseball.com.

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  • Scott Berry's 17 years with Southern Miss baseball

    Scott Berry's 17 years with Southern Miss baseball

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 12:19 AM EDT2017-07-04 04:19:28 GMT
    Scott Berry and Corky Palmer coached together for 15 years. Courtesy: WDAMScott Berry and Corky Palmer coached together for 15 years. Courtesy: WDAM

    After nine years as an assistant and eight as a head coach, Scott Berry has been ingrained in Southern Miss baseball for 17 years.

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    After nine years as an assistant and eight as a head coach, Scott Berry has been ingrained in Southern Miss baseball for 17 years.

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  • Pine Belt in the MLB: Billy Hamilton and Brian Dozier

    Pine Belt in the MLB: Billy Hamilton and Brian Dozier

    Monday, July 3 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-07-04 00:25:10 GMT
    Taylorsville native Billy Hamilton is in his fifth season with the Cincinnati Reds. Courtesy: WXIXTaylorsville native Billy Hamilton is in his fifth season with the Cincinnati Reds. Courtesy: WXIX

    Baseball is big in Mississippi. There are countless players with Mississippi roots who are playing major league baseball including two from the Pine Belt. Taylorsville native Billy Hamilton is batting .240 with 20 runs-batted-in for the Cincinnati Reds.

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    Baseball is big in Mississippi. There are countless players with Mississippi roots who are playing major league baseball including two from the Pine Belt. Taylorsville native Billy Hamilton is batting .240 with 20 runs-batted-in for the Cincinnati Reds.

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  • Hub City man jailed, charged with domestic aggravated assault

    Hub City man jailed, charged with domestic aggravated assault

    Monday, July 3 2017 4:13 PM EDT2017-07-03 20:13:49 GMT
    Dion PollockDion Pollock
    A Hattiesburg man is behind bars after an alleged domestic assault incident with his wife at a Hub City fast food restaurant. Dion Pollock, 29, was arrested late Saturday night and charged with one count of domestic violence-aggravated assault, according to Hattiesburg Police Lt. Latosha Myers-Mitchell. “Officers responded to Sonic on U.S. 49 in reference to a domestic altercation,” Myers-Mitchell said. “The victim’s injuries were minor, no weapon was us...More >>
    A Hattiesburg man is behind bars after an alleged domestic assault incident with his wife at a Hub City fast food restaurant. Dion Pollock, 29, was arrested late Saturday night and charged with one count of domestic violence-aggravated assault, according to Hattiesburg Police Lt. Latosha Myers-Mitchell. “Officers responded to Sonic on U.S. 49 in reference to a domestic altercation,” Myers-Mitchell said. “The victim’s injuries were minor, no weapon was us...More >>
  • JCJC baseball is 100-13 in two seasons under coach Chris Kirtland

    JCJC baseball is 100-13 in two seasons under coach Chris Kirtland

    Monday, July 3 2017 9:59 AM EDT2017-07-03 13:59:35 GMT
    Jones County Junior College baseball is a combined 100-13 in two seasons under head coach Chris Kirtland. Courtesy: WDAMJones County Junior College baseball is a combined 100-13 in two seasons under head coach Chris Kirtland. Courtesy: WDAM

    Just two months prior to Jones County Junior College baseball's 2016 season opener, Chris Kirtland was introduced as the Bobcats new head coach. Kirtland had been an assistant at JCJC for the previous six years, but when Christian Ostrander left Ellisville for the Louisiana Tech head coaching job, the keys were turned over to Kirtland.

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    Just two months prior to Jones County Junior College baseball's 2016 season opener, Chris Kirtland was introduced as the Bobcats new head coach. Kirtland had been an assistant at JCJC for the previous six years, but when Christian Ostrander left Ellisville for the Louisiana Tech head coaching job, the keys were turned over to Kirtland.

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  • USM basketball to play Michigan during 2017-18 season

    USM basketball to play Michigan during 2017-18 season

    Sunday, July 2 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-07-02 04:13:03 GMT
    Courtesy: WDAMCourtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss basketball will reportedly meet the Michigan Wolverines this upcoming 2017-18 season. The Golden Eagles are expected to visit Michigan on November 16.

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    Southern Miss basketball will reportedly meet the Michigan Wolverines this upcoming 2017-18 season. The Golden Eagles are expected to visit Michigan on November 16.

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  • JCJC running back Phillips commits to Ole Miss

    JCJC running back Phillips commits to Ole Miss

    Saturday, July 1 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-07-02 03:55:29 GMT

    In his first year at the JCJC football helm Steve Buckley saw a nice amount of players get major dvision one interest. It doesn't seem to be slowing down with some exciting news coming from the program today.

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    In his first year at the JCJC football helm Steve Buckley saw a nice amount of players get major dvision one interest. It doesn't seem to be slowing down with some exciting news coming from the program today.

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  • The year of the Bobcat: A look at JCJC athletics in 2016-17

    The year of the Bobcat: A look at JCJC athletics in 2016-17

    Saturday, July 1 2017 1:13 AM EDT2017-07-01 05:13:58 GMT
    JCJC women's basketball finished with a program-best 30-2 record and captured its first Region 23 title in 2017. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC women's basketball finished with a program-best 30-2 record and captured its first Region 23 title in 2017. Courtesy: WDAM

    Four Region 23 titles, five MACJC titles and a combined 206-36 in all nine sports sums up the 2016-17 season for Jones County Junior College athletics. It has been the year of the Bobcat in Mississippi.

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    Four Region 23 titles, five MACJC titles and a combined 206-36 in all nine sports sums up the 2016-17 season for Jones County Junior College athletics. It has been the year of the Bobcat in Mississippi.

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  • USM women's basketball hires Victoria Crawford as assistant

    USM women's basketball hires Victoria Crawford as assistant

    Friday, June 30 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-06-30 04:06:24 GMT
    Victoria Crawford joins the USM women's basketball coaching staff after spending six seasons as an assistant at Miles College. Courtesy: Miles CollegeVictoria Crawford joins the USM women's basketball coaching staff after spending six seasons as an assistant at Miles College. Courtesy: Miles College

    Victoria Crawford has been named a USM women's basketball assistant coach, announced by head coach Joye Lee-McNelis on Thursday.

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    Victoria Crawford has been named a USM women's basketball assistant coach, announced by head coach Joye Lee-McNelis on Thursday.

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  • USM announces remaining football home game times

    USM announces remaining football home game times

    Thursday, June 29 2017 3:36 PM EDT2017-06-29 19:36:21 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi. Source: WDAMThe University of Southern Mississippi. Source: WDAM

    The Southern Miss Department of Athletics announced Thursday the remainder of its 2017 home football game times at Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium. 

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    The Southern Miss Department of Athletics announced Thursday the remainder of its 2017 home football game times at Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium. 

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  • Federico named Louisiana Monroe head coach

    Federico named Louisiana Monroe head coach

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-06-28 03:44:52 GMT

    It's official. Word got out that Southern Miss pitching coach Michael Federico would be the next head coach at the University of Louisiana Monroe After finalizing negotiations Monday night the school announced today that Federico will be named the school's twelfth head baseball coach.

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    It's official. Word got out that Southern Miss pitching coach Michael Federico would be the next head coach at the University of Louisiana Monroe After finalizing negotiations Monday night the school announced today that Federico will be named the school's twelfth head baseball coach.

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  • Oak Grove, USM products Kirk McCarty & Taylor Braley head to The Show

    Oak Grove, USM products Kirk McCarty & Taylor Braley head to The Show

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 12:38 AM EDT2017-06-27 04:38:00 GMT
    From Oak Grove to Southern Miss, Taylor Braley and Kirk McCarty continue their baseball journeys. Courtesy: WDAMFrom Oak Grove to Southern Miss, Taylor Braley and Kirk McCarty continue their baseball journeys. Courtesy: WDAM

    From Oak Grove to Southern Miss, Kirk McCarty and Taylor Braley have played a lot of baseball together. For the first time in a while, the two will suit up on separate teams after Braley signed a professional contract with the Miami Marlins and McCarty inked with Cleveland Indians.

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    From Oak Grove to Southern Miss, Kirk McCarty and Taylor Braley have played a lot of baseball together. For the first time in a while, the two will suit up on separate teams after Braley signed a professional contract with the Miami Marlins and McCarty inked with Cleveland Indians.

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  • Auburn's Butch Thompson to speak at "Bigger Than Ball" event at USM

    Auburn's Butch Thompson to speak at "Bigger Than Ball" event at USM

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-06-27 04:04:40 GMT
    Will Lowery is the founder and president of the Bigger Than Ball Foundation. Courtesy: WDAMWill Lowery is the founder and president of the Bigger Than Ball Foundation. Courtesy: WDAM

    A unique opportunity for high school, college and professional coaches comes to Southern Miss on Tuesday. Bigger Than Ball, a foundation that encourages coaches to see the importance of their job beyond what the scoreboard says, hosts its first event for coaches at the Touchdown Terrace inside M.M. Roberts Stadium.

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    A unique opportunity for high school, college and professional coaches comes to Southern Miss on Tuesday. Bigger Than Ball, a foundation that encourages coaches to see the importance of their job beyond what the scoreboard says, hosts its first event for coaches at the Touchdown Terrace inside M.M. Roberts Stadium.

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  • USM’s Wallner named Freshman of Year by Baseball America

    USM’s Wallner named Freshman of Year by Baseball America

    Monday, June 26 2017 4:29 PM EDT2017-06-26 20:29:58 GMT
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    University of Southern Mississippi freshman outfielder Matt Wallner added another prestigious accolade to his long list of collegiate baseball honors. 

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    University of Southern Mississippi freshman outfielder Matt Wallner added another prestigious accolade to his long list of collegiate baseball honors. 

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  • Wayne County's Dylan Snypes pursues MLB career

    Wayne County's Dylan Snypes pursues MLB career

    Monday, June 26 2017 12:56 AM EDT2017-06-26 04:56:49 GMT
    Wayne County grad Dylan Snypes (7) was selected by the New York Mets in the 2017 MLB Draft. Courtesy: WTOKWayne County grad Dylan Snypes (7) was selected by the New York Mets in the 2017 MLB Draft. Courtesy: WTOK

    "He had skills that not everybody possesses," said former Wayne County head baseball coach Michael Gavin. "And the biggest thing was his work ethic. I never had a kid that would work as hard as he do." Gavin saw the potential in Dylan Snypes back when he donned a War Eagle uniform.

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    "He had skills that not everybody possesses," said former Wayne County head baseball coach Michael Gavin. "And the biggest thing was his work ethic. I never had a kid that would work as hard as he do." Gavin saw the potential in Dylan Snypes back when he donned a War Eagle uniform.

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  • Laurel native Akeem Davis holds 3rd annual football camp

    Laurel native Akeem Davis holds 3rd annual football camp

    Sunday, June 25 2017 12:39 AM EDT2017-06-25 04:39:26 GMT
    Laurel High alum and pro footballer Akeem Davis held his 3rd annual AD 47 Football Leadership Academy on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAMLaurel High alum and pro footballer Akeem Davis held his 3rd annual AD 47 Football Leadership Academy on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Even the mud couldn't slow down the 100 campers who made their way to Laurel High School for the third annual AD 47 Football Leadership Academy, hosted by former Golden Tornado and NFL safety Akeem Davis.

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    Even the mud couldn't slow down the 100 campers who made their way to Laurel High School for the third annual AD 47 Football Leadership Academy, hosted by former Golden Tornado and NFL safety Akeem Davis.

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  • Golden Eagles still swing bats in summer league ball

    Golden Eagles still swing bats in summer league ball

    Saturday, June 24 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-06-25 01:29:18 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM
    The University of Southern Mississippi may have seen its baseball season come to an end, but baseball isn’t over for a host of returning Golden Eagles. Eighteen players have caught on with various “wooden bat” collegiate leagues across the country, ranging from New England to North Carolina to Texas. The following is a list of the players and the leagues and teams they have joined for the summer: Catcher Brant Bowen, pitcher Houston Case and outfielder Gabe Mo...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi may have seen its baseball season come to an end, but baseball isn’t over for a host of returning Golden Eagles. Eighteen players have caught on with various “wooden bat” collegiate leagues across the country, ranging from New England to North Carolina to Texas. The following is a list of the players and the leagues and teams they have joined for the summer: Catcher Brant Bowen, pitcher Houston Case and outfielder Gabe Mo...More >>
  • USM baseball’s Braley, McCarty going pro

    USM baseball’s Braley, McCarty going pro

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-06-21 22:24:13 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi pitching rotation definitely will have a different look for the 2018 season. Junior right-handed pitcher/third baseman Taylor Braley and junior left-hander Kirk McCarty, two of the top starters in the Golden Eagles’ 2017 record-setting season, have agreed to terms with the teams that selected them in last week’s Major League Draft. Southern Miss coach Scott Berry said Wednesday afternoon that in addition to Braley and McCarty, ...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi pitching rotation definitely will have a different look for the 2018 season. Junior right-handed pitcher/third baseman Taylor Braley and junior left-hander Kirk McCarty, two of the top starters in the Golden Eagles’ 2017 record-setting season, have agreed to terms with the teams that selected them in last week’s Major League Draft. Southern Miss coach Scott Berry said Wednesday afternoon that in addition to Braley and McCarty, ...More >>
  • Wallner caps "remarkable" season at USA baseball tryouts

    Wallner caps "remarkable" season at USA baseball tryouts

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 9:04 AM EDT2017-06-21 13:04:31 GMT
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    The first time he stepped into a batter’s box as a college baseball player, Matt Wallner drove the first pitch he saw from Northeastern University right-hander Mike Fitzgerald high-off the center-field wall at Taylor Park for a stand-up double.

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    The first time he stepped into a batter’s box as a college baseball player, Matt Wallner drove the first pitch he saw from Northeastern University right-hander Mike Fitzgerald high-off the center-field wall at Taylor Park for a stand-up double.

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  • William Carey's Bobby Halford named NAIA coach of the year

    William Carey's Bobby Halford named NAIA coach of the year

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 12:10 AM EDT2017-06-20 04:10:00 GMT
    Bobby Halford is the first NAIA Coach of the year in William Carey history. Courtesy: WDAMBobby Halford is the first NAIA Coach of the year in William Carey history. Courtesy: WDAM

    Bobby Halford was doing what he does best - coaching - when one of his William Carey seniors flashed a cell phone in front of him with the words "NAIA Coach of the Year" on the screen. A few moments later, it was announced over the speaker system that Halford was named the 2017 NAIA Coach of the Year.

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    Bobby Halford was doing what he does best - coaching - when one of his William Carey seniors flashed a cell phone in front of him with the words "NAIA Coach of the Year" on the screen. A few moments later, it was announced over the speaker system that Halford was named the 2017 NAIA Coach of the Year.

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  • USM coach Scott Berry looks back on 2017 season

    USM coach Scott Berry looks back on 2017 season

    Monday, June 19 2017 12:31 AM EDT2017-06-19 04:31:04 GMT
    Southern Miss head coach Scott Berry led the Golden Eagles to a school-record 50 wins in 2017. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss head coach Scott Berry led the Golden Eagles to a school-record 50 wins in 2017. Courtesy: WDAM

    Fifty wins, all the awards, a regular season Conference USA title, going 25-5 in the league, 14-1 on the road," said Southern Miss head coach Scott Berry.

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    Fifty wins, all the awards, a regular season Conference USA title, going 25-5 in the league, 14-1 on the road," said Southern Miss head coach Scott Berry.

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  • USM football to deal with rule changes

    USM football to deal with rule changes

    Sunday, June 18 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-06-18 21:40:43 GMT
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    University of Southern Mississippi coach Jay Hopson definitely considers himself old school when it comes to football. So Hopson isn’t quite sure what to make of recent rules changes passed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association that will impact recruiting and preseason practice this year. “I thought we had a product that wasn’t broke,” said Hopson, who will be heading into his second season at the helm of the Golden Eagles this fall. “Tha...

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    University of Southern Mississippi coach Jay Hopson definitely considers himself old school when it comes to football. So Hopson isn’t quite sure what to make of recent rules changes passed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association that will impact recruiting and preseason practice this year. “I thought we had a product that wasn’t broke,” said Hopson, who will be heading into his second season at the helm of the Golden Eagles this fall. “Tha...

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  • JCJC's Kelly Byrd, Karli Perque earn player of the year honors

    JCJC's Kelly Byrd, Karli Perque earn player of the year honors

    Friday, June 16 2017 11:53 PM EDT2017-06-17 03:53:50 GMT
    JCJC's Kelly Byrd (left) and Karli Perque were named NJCAA Division II player and pitcher of the year, respectively. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC's Kelly Byrd (left) and Karli Perque were named NJCAA Division II player and pitcher of the year, respectively. Courtesy: WDAM

    Third baseman Kelly Byrd was named the NJCAA DII player of the year and freshman Karli Perque became the first pitcher of the year in JCJC history.

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    Third baseman Kelly Byrd was named the NJCAA DII player of the year and freshman Karli Perque became the first pitcher of the year in JCJC history.

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  • USM's Wallner, Sandlin named All-America

    USM's Wallner, Sandlin named All-America

    Friday, June 16 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-06-17 02:50:05 GMT
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    Earlier this week, Southern  Miss outfielder Matt Wallner was named Freshman Hitter of the Year and a freshman All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. 

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    Earlier this week, Southern  Miss outfielder Matt Wallner was named Freshman Hitter of the Year and a freshman All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. 

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  • William Carey's Tyler James runnin' down a dream

    William Carey's Tyler James runnin' down a dream

    Friday, June 16 2017 12:43 AM EDT2017-06-16 04:43:36 GMT
    William Carey's Tyler James was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 2017 MLB Draft. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey's Tyler James was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 2017 MLB Draft. Courtesy: WDAM

    To cap off an unforgettable year for William Carey baseball, junior infielder Tyler James was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 2017 MLB Draft. It took 25 rounds and 750 picks, but James' childhood dream was finally realized.

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    To cap off an unforgettable year for William Carey baseball, junior infielder Tyler James was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 2017 MLB Draft. It took 25 rounds and 750 picks, but James' childhood dream was finally realized.

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  • Wayne County's Dylan Snypes drafted by the New York Mets

    Wayne County's Dylan Snypes drafted by the New York Mets

    Friday, June 16 2017 12:15 AM EDT2017-06-16 04:15:12 GMT
    Wayne County alum Dylan Snypes was drafted by the New York Mets in the 2017 MLB Draft. Courtesy: WDAMWayne County alum Dylan Snypes was drafted by the New York Mets in the 2017 MLB Draft. Courtesy: WDAM

    For just the second time in the history of Wayne County high school, an alumnus was selected in the MLB draft. Former War Eagle Dylan Snypes was taken by the New York Mets on Wednesday as the 457th overall pick in the 15th round of the 2017 MLB draft.

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    For just the second time in the history of Wayne County high school, an alumnus was selected in the MLB draft. Former War Eagle Dylan Snypes was taken by the New York Mets on Wednesday as the 457th overall pick in the 15th round of the 2017 MLB draft.

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  • MLB draft could impact 2018 USM pitching staff

    MLB draft could impact 2018 USM pitching staff

    Thursday, June 15 2017 8:55 AM EDT2017-06-15 12:55:03 GMT
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    Depending on the decisions made within the next few weeks, the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft could have a major impact on the University of Southern Mississippi’s 2018 pitching staff. 

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    Depending on the decisions made within the next few weeks, the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft could have a major impact on the University of Southern Mississippi’s 2018 pitching staff. 

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  • William Carey's Tyler James drafted by Royals

    William Carey's Tyler James drafted by Royals

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-06-15 02:12:03 GMT

    It was a memorable 2017 for William Carey baseball. The Crusaders played in the NAIA World Series for the first time since 1978. Another story was added to their memorable chapter Wednesday during the Major League Baseball draft.

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    It was a memorable 2017 for William Carey baseball. The Crusaders played in the NAIA World Series for the first time since 1978. Another story was added to their memorable chapter Wednesday during the Major League Baseball draft.

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  • Roberts becomes fourth Golden Eagle taken in draft

    Roberts becomes fourth Golden Eagle taken in draft

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-06-14 22:12:06 GMT
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    A fourth Golden Eagle player has been taken in the 2017 MLB Draft. Southern Miss incoming senior RHP Hayden Roberts was selected in the 34th round with the 1,016 overall pick by the Colorado Rockies.

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    A fourth Golden Eagle player has been taken in the 2017 MLB Draft. Southern Miss incoming senior RHP Hayden Roberts was selected in the 34th round with the 1,016 overall pick by the Colorado Rockies.

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  • Burdeaux drafted by Tigers

    Burdeaux drafted by Tigers

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-06-14 20:50:20 GMT

    Another Golden Eagle was selected in the MLB draft on Wednesday.  Southern Miss senior first baseman and Conference USA  Player of the Year Dylan Burdeaux was selected in the 20th round with the 605th overall pick by the Detroit Tigers.

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    Another Golden Eagle was selected in the MLB draft on Wednesday.  Southern Miss senior first baseman and Conference USA  Player of the Year Dylan Burdeaux was selected in the 20th round with the 605th overall pick by the Detroit Tigers.

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  • PRCC approves interim head football coach

    PRCC approves interim head football coach

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-06-14 01:49:42 GMT
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    Less than two months after announcing that head football coach David Saunders would not return for a second season, Pearl River Community College named his successor.

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    Less than two months after announcing that head football coach David Saunders would not return for a second season, Pearl River Community College named his successor.

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  • USM’s Braley, McCarty selected in MLB draft

    USM’s Braley, McCarty selected in MLB draft

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 9:43 PM EDT2017-06-14 01:43:12 GMT
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    Taylor Braley said Kirk McCarty had grown up playing baseball together, from the ranks of youth baseball through the state championships at Oak Grove High School to the lights at the diamond at Taylor Park at the University of Southern Mississippi. 

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    Taylor Braley said Kirk McCarty had grown up playing baseball together, from the ranks of youth baseball through the state championships at Oak Grove High School to the lights at the diamond at Taylor Park at the University of Southern Mississippi. 

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  • Summer sports camps around the Pine Belt

    Summer sports camps around the Pine Belt

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-06-14 00:51:31 GMT
    Southern Miss baseball kids camp. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss baseball kids camp. Courtesy: WDAM

    The beginning of summer marks the beginning of summer camps. Here’s a list of the sports camps around the Pine Belt this summer.

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    The beginning of summer marks the beginning of summer camps. Here’s a list of the sports camps around the Pine Belt this summer.

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  • Former Golden Eagle Dylan Burdeaux looks to pursue MLB career

    Former Golden Eagle Dylan Burdeaux looks to pursue MLB career

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-06-14 00:26:39 GMT
    Dylan Burdeaux (24) became the seventh player in Southern Miss history to reach the 100-hit mark in a season. Courtesy: WDAMDylan Burdeaux (24) became the seventh player in Southern Miss history to reach the 100-hit mark in a season. Courtesy: WDAM

    In a record-breaking season for Southern Miss baseball, senior Dylan Burdeaux was the catalyst. Burdeaux wrapped up his four-year USM career by leading the Golden Eagles in hits (102), doubles (24) and runs-batted-in (69) in 2017.

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    In a record-breaking season for Southern Miss baseball, senior Dylan Burdeaux was the catalyst. Burdeaux wrapped up his four-year USM career by leading the Golden Eagles in hits (102), doubles (24) and runs-batted-in (69) in 2017.

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  • USM baseball looks back on 2017 season

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-06-13 23:49:28 GMT
    Southern Miss finished with a program-record 50 wins in 2017. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss finished with a program-record 50 wins in 2017. Courtesy: WDAM

    A school-record 50 wins and the second NCAA regional host in school history are just a couple of Southern Miss baseball’s accomplishments in 2017.

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    A school-record 50 wins and the second NCAA regional host in school history are just a couple of Southern Miss baseball’s accomplishments in 2017.

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  • Braley drafted in 6th round by Marlins

    Braley drafted in 6th round by Marlins

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-06-13 21:59:56 GMT

    The dreams of young men all around the nation will be realized this week with the annual Major League Baseball draft. It got going yesterday without any local products seeing their name pop up.

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    The dreams of young men all around the nation will be realized this week with the annual Major League Baseball draft. It got going yesterday without any local products seeing their name pop up.

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  • McCarty drafted in 7th round by Cleveland

    McCarty drafted in 7th round by Cleveland

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-06-13 21:59:17 GMT

    Add Kirk McCarty to the list of Southern Miss Golden Eagles who got drafted by a major league club Tuesday. The junior pitcher was drafted in the seventh round (222 overall) by the Cleveland Indians.

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    Add Kirk McCarty to the list of Southern Miss Golden Eagles who got drafted by a major league club Tuesday. The junior pitcher was drafted in the seventh round (222 overall) by the Cleveland Indians.

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  • USM’s Wallner named NCBWA Freshman Hitter of Year

    USM’s Wallner named NCBWA Freshman Hitter of Year

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-06-13 17:25:04 GMT
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    One of college baseball’s elder observers considers Southern Miss center fielder Matt Wallner the best freshman hitter in the nation.

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    One of college baseball’s elder observers considers Southern Miss center fielder Matt Wallner the best freshman hitter in the nation.

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  • Wallner named Freshman All American by NCBWA

    Wallner named Freshman All American by NCBWA

    Monday, June 12 2017 8:45 PM EDT2017-06-13 00:45:30 GMT

    The postseason accolades continue to accumulate for University of Southern Mississippi outfielder Matt Wallner. Monday, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced that Wallner had been named to its 16-man, first-team Freshman All-American team. ..

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    The postseason accolades continue to accumulate for University of Southern Mississippi outfielder Matt Wallner. Monday, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced that Wallner had been named to its 16-man, first-team Freshman All-American team. ..

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  • 2017 MLB Draft begins Monday at 6 p.m.

    2017 MLB Draft begins Monday at 6 p.m.

    Monday, June 12 2017 12:49 AM EDT2017-06-12 04:49:26 GMT
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    As the 2017 MLB Draft nears on Monday, a couple of Southern Miss players were nationally recognized as draft prospects. USM junior pitcher Kirk McCarty is ranked among the top 500 MLB Draft prospects, according to Baseball America.

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    As the 2017 MLB Draft nears on Monday, a couple of Southern Miss players were nationally recognized as draft prospects. USM junior pitcher Kirk McCarty is ranked among the top 500 MLB Draft prospects, according to Baseball America.

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  • Four USM football games to be televised by Stadium

    Four USM football games to be televised by Stadium

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-06-07 20:30:29 GMT
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    Conference USA released its preliminary television schedule for the 2017 football season on Wednesday, and four Southern Miss games will be televised by Stadium, according to a press release from Southern Miss.  Stadium, formerly known as American Sports Network and Campus Insider, will air two home USM games and two away games this fall. The televised games include: the Sept. 9 home game against Southern University (6:00 p.m.), Oct. 14 homecoming game a...More >>
    Conference USA released its preliminary television schedule for the 2017 football season on Wednesday, and four Southern Miss games will be televised by Stadium, according to a press release from Southern Miss.  Stadium, formerly known as American Sports Network and Campus Insider, will air two home USM games and two away games this fall. The televised games include: the Sept. 9 home game against Southern University (6:00 p.m.), Oct. 14 homecoming game a...More >>
  • Two USM athletes to compete at NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

    Two USM athletes to compete at NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 12:02 AM EDT2017-06-07 04:02:56 GMT
    USM junior Cra’vorkian Carson won the gold medal at the 2017 C-USA Indoor Championships. Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior Cra’vorkian Carson won the gold medal at the 2017 C-USA Indoor Championships. Courtesy: WDAM

    Two Golden Eagles are set to compete at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon beginning Wednesday. Tylertown native Cra'vorkian Carson makes his debut at the Outdoor Championships after running a 10.40 second 100-meter dash at the NCAA East Preliminaries. Southern Miss senior Emron Gibbs returns to Eugene after finishing fourth in the javelin throw last season.

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    Two Golden Eagles are set to compete at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon beginning Wednesday. Tylertown native Cra'vorkian Carson makes his debut at the Outdoor Championships after running a 10.40 second 100-meter dash at the NCAA East Preliminaries. Southern Miss senior Emron Gibbs returns to Eugene after finishing fourth in the javelin throw last season.

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  • Carey’s Land named NAIA All-America

    Carey’s Land named NAIA All-America

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-06-06 20:47:17 GMT
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    William Carey University senior first baseman James Land was named first-team National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 2017 Baseball All-America. 

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    William Carey University senior first baseman James Land was named first-team National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 2017 Baseball All-America. 

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  • Mississippi State sweeps Southern Miss for regional crown

    Mississippi State sweeps Southern Miss for regional crown

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-06-06 20:12:29 GMT
  • PHOTOS: Mississippi State defeats Southern Miss, advances to Super Regional

    PHOTOS: Mississippi State defeats Southern Miss, advances to Super Regional

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 3:17 AM EDT2017-06-06 07:17:39 GMT

    After over four hours of rain delay, the Hattiesburg Regional final began at 5:45 p.m. at Pete Taylor Park. Second-seeded Mississippi State (38-25) won a pair of elimination games Sunday to advance to the final with the top-seeded University of Southern Mississippi (50-14) for the regional title. The Golden Eagles are undefeated in regional play, meaning the Bulldogs would have to win twice to advance out of the regional. A second game was scheduled for 6 p.m. to...

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    After over four hours of rain delay, the Hattiesburg Regional final began at 5:45 p.m. at Pete Taylor Park. Second-seeded Mississippi State (38-25) won a pair of elimination games Sunday to advance to the final with the top-seeded University of Southern Mississippi (50-14) for the regional title. The Golden Eagles are undefeated in regional play, meaning the Bulldogs would have to win twice to advance out of the regional. A second game was scheduled for 6 p.m. to...

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  • Former Southern Miss Quarterback signs with Seahawks

    Former Southern Miss Quarterback signs with Seahawks

    Monday, June 5 2017 6:45 PM EDT2017-06-05 22:45:02 GMT
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    Former Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis signed with the Seattle Seahawks on Monday. The Seahawks announced via Twitter that they had signed the veteran backup quarterback, who was a four-year starter at Southern Miss from 2008 to 2012.

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    Former Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis signed with the Seattle Seahawks on Monday. The Seahawks announced via Twitter that they had signed the veteran backup quarterback, who was a four-year starter at Southern Miss from 2008 to 2012.

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  • breaking

    Hattiesburg Regional game to begin at 5:45

    Hattiesburg Regional game to begin at 5:45

    Monday, June 5 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-06-05 21:28:44 GMT
    Anxious fans await the rain to pass at Pete Taylor Park. Source: Ryan Moore WDAMAnxious fans await the rain to pass at Pete Taylor Park. Source: Ryan Moore WDAM

    A second rain delay has been put in place for the Hattiesburg Regional.

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    A second rain delay has been put in place for the Hattiesburg Regional.

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  • USM-State to meet for Hattiesburg Regional title

    USM-State to meet for Hattiesburg Regional title

    Sunday, June 4 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-06-05 03:16:00 GMT

    Two Mississippi State University pitchers limited the University of South Alabama to just four hits as the Bulldogs eliminated the Jaguars from the Hattiesburg Regional Sunday night with a 7-3 win.

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    Two Mississippi State University pitchers limited the University of South Alabama to just four hits as the Bulldogs eliminated the Jaguars from the Hattiesburg Regional Sunday night with a 7-3 win.

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  • Southern Miss in control of Hattiesburg Regional

    Southern Miss in control of Hattiesburg Regional

    Sunday, June 4 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-06-05 01:40:26 GMT

    Third baseman Tracy Hadley and pitcher/designated hitter Taylor Braley hit home runs in a pivotal, four-run fifth inning as the University of Southern Mississippi downed the University of South Alabama 8-3 Sunday afternoon in the Hattiesburg Regional.

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    Third baseman Tracy Hadley and pitcher/designated hitter Taylor Braley hit home runs in a pivotal, four-run fifth inning as the University of Southern Mississippi downed the University of South Alabama 8-3 Sunday afternoon in the Hattiesburg Regional.

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  • Mississippi State survives against Illinois-Chicago, 5-4

    Mississippi State survives against Illinois-Chicago, 5-4

    Sunday, June 4 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-06-04 22:49:43 GMT
    Mississippi State's Ryan Gridley celebrates on second base after hitting in a run, putting State on the board as they take on UIC. Source: WDAMMississippi State's Ryan Gridley celebrates on second base after hitting in a run, putting State on the board as they take on UIC. Source: WDAM

    Mississippi State University left-hander Konnor Pilkington dominated for seven innings Sunday as the Bulldogs remained alive in the Hattiesburg Regional by hanging onto a 5-4 win over the University of Illinois-Chicago. 

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    Mississippi State University left-hander Konnor Pilkington dominated for seven innings Sunday as the Bulldogs remained alive in the Hattiesburg Regional by hanging onto a 5-4 win over the University of Illinois-Chicago. 

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  • PHOTOS: Southern Miss takes on South Alabama in Game 4

    PHOTOS: Southern Miss takes on South Alabama in Game 4

    Sunday, June 4 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-06-04 20:19:35 GMT

    Southern Miss and South Alabama face in Game 4 of the Hattiesburg Regional, with the winner advancing to the Regional final. The loser is scheduled to face Mississippi State in an elimination game later in the day. Earlier in the day, Mississippi State eliminated Illinois-Chicago. 

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    Southern Miss and South Alabama face in Game 4 of the Hattiesburg Regional, with the winner advancing to the Regional final. The loser is scheduled to face Mississippi State in an elimination game later in the day. Earlier in the day, Mississippi State eliminated Illinois-Chicago. 

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  • Hattiesburg Regional continues with elimination game

    Hattiesburg Regional continues with elimination game

    Sunday, June 4 2017 11:04 AM EDT2017-06-04 15:04:54 GMT
    The NCAA Regional games for Sunday have begun. Source: WDAMThe NCAA Regional games for Sunday have begun. Source: WDAM

    Two teams battle to stay alive in Pete Taylor Park Sunday.  

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    Two teams battle to stay alive in Pete Taylor Park Sunday.  

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  • Southern Miss fans support through rain delay

    Southern Miss fans support through rain delay

    Saturday, June 3 2017 10:06 PM EDT2017-06-04 02:06:34 GMT
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    Record rainfall fell in Hattiesburg Saturday, washing out day 2 of the NCAA Regional at Pete Taylor Park.  But, the wet weather didn't keep supporters from setting up on 4th street to standby for the game.

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    Record rainfall fell in Hattiesburg Saturday, washing out day 2 of the NCAA Regional at Pete Taylor Park.  But, the wet weather didn't keep supporters from setting up on 4th street to standby for the game.

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  • breaking

    Second day of Hattiesburg Regional postponed

    Second day of Hattiesburg Regional postponed

    Saturday, June 3 2017 6:32 PM EDT2017-06-03 22:32:57 GMT
    Southern Miss' LeeMarcus Boyd scores past UIC catcher Rob Calabrese during a play at the plateSouthern Miss' LeeMarcus Boyd scores past UIC catcher Rob Calabrese during a play at the plate

    The second day of the Hattiesburg regional is in rain delay with no established start time decided at this time.  

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    The second day of the Hattiesburg regional is in rain delay with no established start time decided at this time.  

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  • USM advances to play South Alabama in NCAA regional

    Saturday, June 3 2017 1:33 AM EDT2017-06-03 05:33:48 GMT
    Southern Miss defeated Illinois-Chicago 8-7 in the opening round of the NCAA regionals. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss defeated Illinois-Chicago 8-7 in the opening round of the NCAA regionals. Courtesy: WDAM

    It took a bases-loaded groundout for Southern Miss to finally put out the Flames of Illinois-Chicago. The Golden Eagles rallied from a five-run deficit to beat UIC 8-7 in the opening round of the NCAA regionals.

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    It took a bases-loaded groundout for Southern Miss to finally put out the Flames of Illinois-Chicago. The Golden Eagles rallied from a five-run deficit to beat UIC 8-7 in the opening round of the NCAA regionals.

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  • South Alabama powers past Mississippi State, 6-3

    South Alabama powers past Mississippi State, 6-3

    Friday, June 2 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-06-03 03:29:53 GMT

    Dylan Hardy homered on the first pitch of the game and right-hander Randy Bell went the distance as the University of South Alabama defeated Mississippi State University 6-3 Friday night in the opening round of the Hattiesburg Regional. Hardy finished with three hits, as did teammate Travis Swaggerty, who drove in four runs with a run-scoring double in the first inning and three-run home run in the fifth inning. Bell (7-3) scattered six hits over nine innings, allowing three runs. H...

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    Dylan Hardy homered on the first pitch of the game and right-hander Randy Bell went the distance as the University of South Alabama defeated Mississippi State University 6-3 Friday night in the opening round of the Hattiesburg Regional. Hardy finished with three hits, as did teammate Travis Swaggerty, who drove in four runs with a run-scoring double in the first inning and three-run home run in the fifth inning. Bell (7-3) scattered six hits over nine innings, allowing three runs. H...

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  • USM rallies for 8-7 win in NCAA Regional opener

    USM rallies for 8-7 win in NCAA Regional opener

    Friday, June 2 2017 9:25 PM EDT2017-06-03 01:25:59 GMT
    Southern Miss' LeeMarcus Boyd scores past UIC catcher Rob Calabrese during a play at the plateSouthern Miss' LeeMarcus Boyd scores past UIC catcher Rob Calabrese during a play at the plate

    Matthew Guidry came off the bench to drive in three runs as the University of Southern Mississippi rallied for an 8-7 victory over University of Illinois-Chicago Friday afternoon in the Hattiesburg Regional at Taylor Park.

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    Matthew Guidry came off the bench to drive in three runs as the University of Southern Mississippi rallied for an 8-7 victory over University of Illinois-Chicago Friday afternoon in the Hattiesburg Regional at Taylor Park.

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  • breaking

    William Carey returns home after NAIA run

    William Carey returns home after NAIA run

    Friday, June 2 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-06-03 00:48:43 GMT
    William Carey baseball returns home after a stellar showing at the NAIA World Series. Source: WDAMWilliam Carey baseball returns home after a stellar showing at the NAIA World Series. Source: WDAM

    The William Carey University baseball team returned to Hattiesburg on Friday night after its historic season ended in the semifinals of the NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho.  

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    The William Carey University baseball team returned to Hattiesburg on Friday night after its historic season ended in the semifinals of the NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho.  

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  • PHOTOS: Mississippi State takes the field in second game of Hattiesburg Regional

    PHOTOS: Mississippi State takes the field in second game of Hattiesburg Regional

    Friday, June 2 2017 7:20 PM EDT2017-06-02 23:20:54 GMT

    The Mississippi State and South Alabama will face off at 6:00 p.m. at Pete Taylor Park in the second game of the Hattiesburg Regional.  Mississippi State is the second seed and South Alabama is the third seed. The loser of the game is scheduled to face Illinois-Chicago in an elimination game on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. The winner will face Southern Miss afterward. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

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    The Mississippi State and South Alabama will face off at 6:00 p.m. at Pete Taylor Park in the second game of the Hattiesburg Regional.  Mississippi State is the second seed and South Alabama is the third seed. The loser of the game is scheduled to face Illinois-Chicago in an elimination game on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. The winner will face Southern Miss afterward. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

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  • 2 USM pitchers named Academic All-America

    2 USM pitchers named Academic All-America

    Friday, June 2 2017 2:46 PM EDT2017-06-02 18:46:53 GMT
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    A pair of University of Southern Mississippi pitchers were named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-Amerca Division I Baseball Team. Junior left-handed starting pitcher Kirk McCarty, who owns a 4.0 grade-point average in accounting, was named to the 12-man second-team. Sophomore right-handed relief pitcher Nick Sandlin, who owns a 4.0 GPA in construction engineering technology, was named to the nine-man third team. The two became the first Golden Eagles named national academic All-Ame...More >>
    A pair of University of Southern Mississippi pitchers were named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-Amerca Division I Baseball Team. Junior left-handed starting pitcher Kirk McCarty, who owns a 4.0 grade-point average in accounting, was named to the 12-man second-team. Sophomore right-handed relief pitcher Nick Sandlin, who owns a 4.0 GPA in construction engineering technology, was named to the nine-man third team. The two became the first Golden Eagles named national academic All-Ame...More >>
  • Southern Miss opens NCAA Regional

    Southern Miss opens NCAA Regional

    Friday, June 2 2017 2:12 PM EDT2017-06-02 18:12:06 GMT
    First pitch has been thrown, and the NCAA USM Regional is now underway. Source: WDAMFirst pitch has been thrown, and the NCAA USM Regional is now underway. Source: WDAM

    Southern Miss, donning white pinstripes, took the field at Pete Taylor Park to open the NCAA regional.  

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    Southern Miss, donning white pinstripes, took the field at Pete Taylor Park to open the NCAA regional.  

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  • A look back: 2003 USM baseball regional

    A look back: 2003 USM baseball regional

    Friday, June 2 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-06-02 04:09:59 GMT
    Southern Miss baseball hosted its first NCAA regional in 2003. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss baseball hosted its first NCAA regional in 2003. Courtesy: WDAM

    Before the 2017 Golden Eagles, there was the 2003 Southern Miss baseball team which hosted the program’s first NCAA regional.

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    Before the 2017 Golden Eagles, there was the 2003 Southern Miss baseball team which hosted the program’s first NCAA regional.

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  • Chemistry guiding USM baseball

    Chemistry guiding USM baseball

    Thursday, June 1 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-06-02 03:55:07 GMT

    The following words from Southern Miss junior pitcher Kirk McCarty are filled with sarcasm and, if you ask the Golden Eagles, truth.

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    The following words from Southern Miss junior pitcher Kirk McCarty are filled with sarcasm and, if you ask the Golden Eagles, truth.

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  • Dos & Don'ts of Hub City NCAA Regional

    Dos & Don'ts of Hub City NCAA Regional

    Thursday, June 1 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-06-01 22:06:19 GMT
    Several items are prohibited for the regional tournament this weekend. Source: WDAMSeveral items are prohibited for the regional tournament this weekend. Source: WDAM

    The University of Southern Mississippi will be hosting the NCAA Regional Baseball Tournament, and with that show in town, security measures will be increased. 

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    The University of Southern Mississippi will be hosting the NCAA Regional Baseball Tournament, and with that show in town, security measures will be increased. 

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  • William Carey eliminated from NAIA World Series

    William Carey eliminated from NAIA World Series

    Thursday, June 1 2017 6:57 AM EDT2017-06-01 10:57:16 GMT
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    Despite an early lead, William Carey University fell to Lewis & Clark State College 12-7 in the semifinals of the 2017 NAIA World Series.  William Carey quickly took the lead in the bottom of the first inning off three-straight walks followed by a James Land grand slam, his 21st home run of the season. Cody Christian added a solo home run to make it a 5-0 lead for WCU after one inning.  WCU extended the lead to 6-0 in the second inning off of a sacrifice fly from ...More >>
    Despite an early lead, William Carey University fell to Lewis & Clark State College 12-7 in the semifinals of the 2017 NAIA World Series.  William Carey quickly took the lead in the bottom of the first inning off three-straight walks followed by a James Land grand slam, his 21st home run of the season. Cody Christian added a solo home run to make it a 5-0 lead for WCU after one inning.  WCU extended the lead to 6-0 in the second inning off of a sacrifice fly from ...More >>
  • Pauline Love headed to Arkansas

    Pauline Love headed to Arkansas

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 9:59 PM EDT2017-06-01 01:59:54 GMT

    After playing and coaching at the University of Southern Mississippi, Pauline Love is making a move. Love has been hired as an assistant women's basketball coach at Arkansas.

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    After playing and coaching at the University of Southern Mississippi, Pauline Love is making a move. Love has been hired as an assistant women's basketball coach at Arkansas.

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  • Carey moves in to semifinals of NAIA World Series

    Carey moves in to semifinals of NAIA World Series

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 3:47 PM EDT2017-05-31 19:47:42 GMT

    The William Carey University Crusaders used a six-run fifth inning to run away to a 12-3 victory over Missouri Baptist University and reach the semifinals of the 2017 Avista-National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics World Series. The ninth-seeded Crusaders (45-19) pounded six Spartan pitchers for 17 hits, with every player in the batting order getting at least one hit.

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    The William Carey University Crusaders used a six-run fifth inning to run away to a 12-3 victory over Missouri Baptist University and reach the semifinals of the 2017 Avista-National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics World Series. The ninth-seeded Crusaders (45-19) pounded six Spartan pitchers for 17 hits, with every player in the batting order getting at least one hit.

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  • Southern Miss to host NCAA Baseball Regional

    Southern Miss to host NCAA Baseball Regional

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-05-31 19:14:43 GMT
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    It's official: the University of Southern Mississippi was announced as one of 16 regional hosts for the 2017 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.  Pete Taylor Park will host three other teams in the Hattiesburg Regional, with matchups beginning on June 2 and going through June 5 if needed, according to the NCAA.

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    It's official: the University of Southern Mississippi was announced as one of 16 regional hosts for the 2017 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.  Pete Taylor Park will host three other teams in the Hattiesburg Regional, with matchups beginning on June 2 and going through June 5 if needed, according to the NCAA.

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  • William Carey defeats HIU in first round of NAIA World Series

    William Carey defeats HIU in first round of NAIA World Series

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-05-31 19:14:42 GMT
    William Carey will host an NAIA regional starting May 15. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey will host an NAIA regional starting May 15. Courtesy: WDAM

    William Carey University defeated Hope International University 11-8 in the first round of the Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series on Friday night in Lewiston, Idaho.

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    William Carey University defeated Hope International University 11-8 in the first round of the Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series on Friday night in Lewiston, Idaho.

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  • William Carey falls in second round of NAIA World Series

    William Carey falls in second round of NAIA World Series

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-05-31 19:14:42 GMT
    William Carey will host an NAIA regional starting May 15. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey will host an NAIA regional starting May 15. Courtesy: WDAM

    William Carey University fell to the top-seeded Oklahoma City University 8-3 in the second round of the NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho on Saturday night. 

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    William Carey University fell to the top-seeded Oklahoma City University 8-3 in the second round of the NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho on Saturday night. 

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  • Southern Miss claims series win over Rice

    Southern Miss claims series win over Rice

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-05-31 19:14:40 GMT
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    Southern Miss claimed a series win over Rice on Sunday with a 17-6 win over the Owls in Houston on Easter day. 

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    Southern Miss claimed a series win over Rice on Sunday with a 17-6 win over the Owls in Houston on Easter day. 

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  • Rain plans in place for regional tournament

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 2:58 PM EDT2017-05-31 18:58:34 GMT
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    Rain isn't putting a damper on this weekend's baseball Regional at Pete Taylor Park. 

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    Rain isn't putting a damper on this weekend's baseball Regional at Pete Taylor Park.  

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  • Southern Miss announces Hattiesburg Regional sold out

    Southern Miss announces Hattiesburg Regional sold out

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 1:56 PM EDT2017-05-31 17:56:33 GMT
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    Less than 48 hours after learning Sunday night that it would serve as a host site for NCAA baseball postseason play, the University of Southern Mississippi announced that the Hattiesburg Regional had sold out. 

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    Less than 48 hours after learning Sunday night that it would serve as a host site for NCAA baseball postseason play, the University of Southern Mississippi announced that the Hattiesburg Regional had sold out. 

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  • William Carey wins in walk-off fashion at NAIA World Series

    William Carey wins in walk-off fashion at NAIA World Series

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-05-30 04:06:26 GMT
    William Carey's Tyler Odom drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Crusaders 6-5 over the University of Science & Arts in the NAIA World Series. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey's Tyler Odom drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Crusaders 6-5 over the University of Science & Arts in the NAIA World Series. Courtesy: WDAM

    William Carey isn’t ready to come home to Hattiesburg just yet. A four-run ninth inning lifted the Crusaders past the University of Science & Arts (Okla.) 6-5 in the elimination bracket of the NAIA World Series.

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    William Carey isn’t ready to come home to Hattiesburg just yet. A four-run ninth inning lifted the Crusaders past the University of Science & Arts (Okla.) 6-5 in the elimination bracket of the NAIA World Series.

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  • NCAA makes it official: Baseball regional in Hub City

    NCAA makes it official: Baseball regional in Hub City

    Monday, May 29 2017 7:23 PM EDT2017-05-29 23:23:33 GMT
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    While the suspense quotient was considerably lowered from a year ago, the roar was every bit as loud and sustained following Monday’s formal announcement of the particulars of this week’s NCAA Regional at the University of Southern Mississippi. The Golden Eagles learned Sunday night that they would be hosting a regional for only the second time in the program’s history, a reward for a record-setting 48-14 season that included an outright regular-season Conference US...More >>
    While the suspense quotient was considerably lowered from a year ago, the roar was every bit as loud and sustained following Monday’s formal announcement of the particulars of this week’s NCAA Regional at the University of Southern Mississippi. The Golden Eagles learned Sunday night that they would be hosting a regional for only the second time in the program’s history, a reward for a record-setting 48-14 season that included an outright regular-season Conference US...More >>
  • Carey stays alive in NAIA World Series

    Carey stays alive in NAIA World Series

    Monday, May 29 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-05-29 20:06:37 GMT
    William Carey progresses in the World Series after a stunning win. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey progresses in the World Series after a stunning win. Courtesy: WDAM

    William Carey will progress in the NAIA World Series after a nail biting game against Science and Arts (OKLA.) 

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    William Carey will progress in the NAIA World Series after a nail biting game against Science and Arts (OKLA.) 

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    NCAA announces teams playing in USM regional

    NCAA announces teams playing in USM regional

    Monday, May 29 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-05-29 18:22:48 GMT
    Southern Miss Athletics await the announcement at Mugshots. Source: WDAMSouthern Miss Athletics await the announcement at Mugshots. Source: WDAM

    The teams playing at The Pete for the USM regional tournament have been announced. 

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    The teams playing at The Pete for the USM regional tournament have been announced. 

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  • Rice outlasts USM in C-USA championship game

    Rice outlasts USM in C-USA championship game

    Sunday, May 28 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-05-29 00:22:10 GMT
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    The University of Southern Mississippi had celebrated seven walk-off baseball victories this season, including one Saturday that helped the Golden Eagles reach the championship game of the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Tournament. Rice University turned the tables on the Golden Eagles Sunday at MGM Park before the largest crowd in C-USA tournament history. The Owls weathered a 53-minute rain delay to twice rally past Southern Miss and win 5-4 in walk-off fashion...

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    The University of Southern Mississippi had celebrated seven walk-off baseball victories this season, including one Saturday that helped the Golden Eagles reach the championship game of the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Tournament. Rice University turned the tables on the Golden Eagles Sunday at MGM Park before the largest crowd in C-USA tournament history. The Owls weathered a 53-minute rain delay to twice rally past Southern Miss and win 5-4 in walk-off fashion...

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  • Timber Bowl kicking off high school football in Wayne County

    Timber Bowl kicking off high school football in Wayne County

    Sunday, May 28 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-05-28 22:39:00 GMT
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    The Timber Bowl is heading back to Wayne County to kick-off the 2017 high school football season.

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    The Timber Bowl is heading back to Wayne County to kick-off the 2017 high school football season.

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  • USM to face Rice for C-USA baseball tournament crown

    USM to face Rice for C-USA baseball tournament crown

    Sunday, May 28 2017 1:19 AM EDT2017-05-28 05:19:25 GMT
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    First came the dramatic, followed by the emphatic, as the University of Southern Mississippi turned the tables on the University of Charlotte Saturday at MGM Park. Taylor Braley hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Golden Eagles scored five runs in their final two at-bats to claim a 6-5 victory against the 49ers in the semifinals of The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship. That forced a second game between the two, and Southe...More >>
    First came the dramatic, followed by the emphatic, as the University of Southern Mississippi turned the tables on the University of Charlotte Saturday at MGM Park. Taylor Braley hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Golden Eagles scored five runs in their final two at-bats to claim a 6-5 victory against the 49ers in the semifinals of The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship. That forced a second game between the two, and Southe...More >>
  • USM forces second semifinal game with Charlotte after walk-off home run

    USM forces second semifinal game with Charlotte after walk-off home run

    Saturday, May 27 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-05-27 22:27:16 GMT

    For the better part of seven innings, the University of Charlotte seemed to have its baseball game with the University of Southern Mississippi well in hand in the semifinals of the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Championship. Hunter Slater, Tracy Hadley and Taylor Braley and the rest of the Golden Eagles had other ideas. Southern Miss erased a 5-1 deficit over the last two innings, with Braley’s two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning giving the top-seeded G...

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    For the better part of seven innings, the University of Charlotte seemed to have its baseball game with the University of Southern Mississippi well in hand in the semifinals of the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Championship. Hunter Slater, Tracy Hadley and Taylor Braley and the rest of the Golden Eagles had other ideas. Southern Miss erased a 5-1 deficit over the last two innings, with Braley’s two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning giving the top-seeded G...

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  • Rice advance to C-USA baseball tourney title game

    Rice advance to C-USA baseball tourney title game

    Saturday, May 27 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-05-27 21:13:00 GMT
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    Spring follows winter. Night turns into day. Rice University appears in another conference baseball tournament championship game. Willy Amador scattered six hits over six innings and Rice got early, two-run home runs from third baseman Dane Myers and second base Tristan Gray on its way to a 13-2 victory in seven innings Saturday morning over Florida Atlantic University in The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship.

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    Spring follows winter. Night turns into day. Rice University appears in another conference baseball tournament championship game. Willy Amador scattered six hits over six innings and Rice got early, two-run home runs from third baseman Dane Myers and second base Tristan Gray on its way to a 13-2 victory in seven innings Saturday morning over Florida Atlantic University in The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship.

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  • Southern Miss stays alive in C-USA tournament play

    Southern Miss stays alive in C-USA tournament play

    Saturday, May 27 2017 4:07 AM EDT2017-05-27 08:07:24 GMT
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    Taylor Braley threw eight shutout innings and the University of Southern Mississippi stayed alive in the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Tournament with a 7-1 victory over University of Texas-San Antonio Friday night at MGM Park. Top-seeded USM (46-13) will face fourth-seeded University of Charlotte (34-22) in a 12:30 p.m. Saturday semifinal. The Golden Eagles will have to defeat the 49ers twice on Saturday to advance to Sunday’s 1 p.m. championship game and defend their 2016...

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    Taylor Braley threw eight shutout innings and the University of Southern Mississippi stayed alive in the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Tournament with a 7-1 victory over University of Texas-San Antonio Friday night at MGM Park. Top-seeded USM (46-13) will face fourth-seeded University of Charlotte (34-22) in a 12:30 p.m. Saturday semifinal. The Golden Eagles will have to defeat the 49ers twice on Saturday to advance to Sunday’s 1 p.m. championship game and defend their 2016...

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  • Florida Atlantic knocks Old Dominion from C-USA tournament

    Florida Atlantic knocks Old Dominion from C-USA tournament

    Friday, May 26 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-05-27 01:50:44 GMT
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    For the past two weekends, Florida Atlantic University left-hander Jake Miednik proved to be kryptonite to the Old Dominion University batting order. After shutting out the Owls for eight innings in the regular-season finale, Miednik tossed 7 1/3 innings of one-hit, shutout baseball Friday afternoon as third-seeded FAU stayed alive in the 2017 Conference USA Championship with a 6-2 victory over the second-seeded Monarchs.

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    For the past two weekends, Florida Atlantic University left-hander Jake Miednik proved to be kryptonite to the Old Dominion University batting order. After shutting out the Owls for eight innings in the regular-season finale, Miednik tossed 7 1/3 innings of one-hit, shutout baseball Friday afternoon as third-seeded FAU stayed alive in the 2017 Conference USA Championship with a 6-2 victory over the second-seeded Monarchs.

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  • Charlotte's Laws logs 14 strikeouts in shutout win

    Friday, May 26 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:21:16 GMT
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    The first two times Florida Atlantic University catcher Pedro Pages had stepped into the batter’s box Thursday morning at MGM Park, Florida International University right-hander Nick McDonald had started him off with breaking pitches. 

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    The first two times Florida Atlantic University catcher Pedro Pages had stepped into the batter’s box Thursday morning at MGM Park, Florida International University right-hander Nick McDonald had started him off with breaking pitches. 

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  • USM stays alive in C-USA Baseball Tournament

    USM stays alive in C-USA Baseball Tournament

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:13 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:13:07 GMT
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    Second baseman Matthew Guidry hit a three-run home run with two outs in the second inning and junior left hander Kirk McCarty gutted his way through seven strong innings as top-seeded University of Southern Mississippi stayed alive in The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship.

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    Second baseman Matthew Guidry hit a three-run home run with two outs in the second inning and junior left hander Kirk McCarty gutted his way through seven strong innings as top-seeded University of Southern Mississippi stayed alive in The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship.

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  • UTSA takes down No. 11 USM, 9-2

    UTSA takes down No. 11 USM, 9-2

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-05-25 00:34:08 GMT
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    The University of Texas-San Antonio gave the No. 11 University of Southern Mississippi a dose of its own medicine Wednesday evening in the opening round of the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Tournament. The Roadrunners, who were outscored 39-13 by the Golden Eagles in a conference series sweep to close the regular season just five days ago, returned the favor, pounding out a 9-2 victory at MGM Park.

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    The University of Texas-San Antonio gave the No. 11 University of Southern Mississippi a dose of its own medicine Wednesday evening in the opening round of the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Tournament. The Roadrunners, who were outscored 39-13 by the Golden Eagles in a conference series sweep to close the regular season just five days ago, returned the favor, pounding out a 9-2 victory at MGM Park.

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  • ODU rallies for 3-2 win over FIU at C-USA tournament

    ODU rallies for 3-2 win over FIU at C-USA tournament

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:07 PM EDT2017-05-24 23:07:41 GMT
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    Despite starting from an unfamiliar position in the Conference USA postseason baseball bracket, Rice University played Wednesday morning pretty much as it had in past years. Freshman right-hander Matt Canterino allowed four hits and struck out a career-high 11 batters in a personal-best 7 2/3 innings as Rice topped Florida Atlantic University 5-3 in the opener of The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship at MGM Park. “Their pitcher threw great...

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    Despite starting from an unfamiliar position in the Conference USA postseason baseball bracket, Rice University played Wednesday morning pretty much as it had in past years. Freshman right-hander Matt Canterino allowed four hits and struck out a career-high 11 batters in a personal-best 7 2/3 innings as Rice topped Florida Atlantic University 5-3 in the opener of The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship at MGM Park. “Their pitcher threw great...

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  • Omaha dreams for USM

    Omaha dreams for USM

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:38:02 GMT

    The numbers don't lie for Southern Miss baseball. The Golden Eagles set the program record for regular season wins and dominated the Conference USA awards announced Tuesday.

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    The numbers don't lie for Southern Miss baseball. The Golden Eagles set the program record for regular season wins and dominated the Conference USA awards announced Tuesday.

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  • Burdeaux 1st USM player named C-USA Player of the Year

    Burdeaux 1st USM player named C-USA Player of the Year

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 9:47 PM EDT2017-05-24 01:47:45 GMT

    2017 has been the best regular-season of baseball in the history of the 11th-ranked University of Southern Mississippi program, with the Golden Eagles winning a record 44 regular-season games and capturing the outright league championship.

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    2017 has been the best regular-season of baseball in the history of the 11th-ranked University of Southern Mississippi program, with the Golden Eagles winning a record 44 regular-season games and capturing the outright league championship.

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  • Rooker wins Ferriss Trophy

    Rooker wins Ferriss Trophy

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:25 PM EDT2017-05-23 01:25:06 GMT

    Coach Scott Berry and his Golden Eagle crew are headed to Biloxi this week for the Conference USA tournament. Before this, though, there was some business to handle in Jackson at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.

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    Coach Scott Berry and his Golden Eagle crew are headed to Biloxi this week for the Conference USA tournament. Before this, though, there was some business to handle in Jackson at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.

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  • NAIA World Series bracket set

    NAIA World Series bracket set

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:09 PM EDT2017-05-23 01:09:16 GMT

    After a week of clutch performances in the opening round of the NAIA baseball tournament, the next stage awaits William Carey. The Crusaders are in Lewiston, Idaho this week in preparation for their first NAIA World Series appearance since 1978.

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    After a week of clutch performances in the opening round of the NAIA baseball tournament, the next stage awaits William Carey. The Crusaders are in Lewiston, Idaho this week in preparation for their first NAIA World Series appearance since 1978.

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  • C-USA releases bracket for 2017 Baseball Championships

    C-USA releases bracket for 2017 Baseball Championships

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:21 AM EDT2017-05-22 13:21:06 GMT
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    The full bracket has been announced for The First, A National Banking Association Conference USA Baseball Championship at MGM Park in Biloxi, Miss.

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    The full bracket has been announced for The First, A National Banking Association Conference USA Baseball Championship at MGM Park in Biloxi, Miss.

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  • Petal alum Anthony Alford called up to MLB

    Petal alum Anthony Alford called up to MLB

    Monday, May 22 2017 1:10 AM EDT2017-05-22 05:10:33 GMT
    Petal grad Anthony Alford appeared in his first MLB game as a Toronto Blue Jay on Friday. Courtesy: WDAMPetal grad Anthony Alford appeared in his first MLB game as a Toronto Blue Jay on Friday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Petal High school alum Anthony Alford has been called up to “The Show.” The former Panther and Southern Miss Golden Eagle appeared in his first Major League Baseball game as a Toronto Blue Jay on Friday night.

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    Petal High school alum Anthony Alford has been called up to “The Show.” The former Panther and Southern Miss Golden Eagle appeared in his first Major League Baseball game as a Toronto Blue Jay on Friday night.

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  • USM's Dylan Burdeaux named C-USA hitter of the week

    USM's Dylan Burdeaux named C-USA hitter of the week

    Monday, May 22 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-05-22 04:33:17 GMT
    Southern Miss senior Dylan Burdeaux was named Conference USA Hitter of the week. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss senior Dylan Burdeaux was named Conference USA Hitter of the week. Courtesy: WDAM

    For the first time in his career, Southern Miss senior Dylan Burdeaux has received a Conference USA weekly award. It’s hard to believe for the Golden Eagle who over the weekend moved into fourth place on USM’s all-time hit list (293).

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    For the first time in his career, Southern Miss senior Dylan Burdeaux has received a Conference USA weekly award. It’s hard to believe for the Golden Eagle who over the weekend moved into fourth place on USM’s all-time hit list (293).

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  • JCJC's season ends in region 23 tournament

    JCJC's season ends in region 23 tournament

    Sunday, May 21 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-05-21 20:00:55 GMT
    Jones County Junior College finished the 2017 season at 46-4 after an 8-7 loss to Hinds in the region 23 tournament. Courtesy: WDAMJones County Junior College finished the 2017 season at 46-4 after an 8-7 loss to Hinds in the region 23 tournament. Courtesy: WDAM

    Jones County Junior College's chase for back-to-back NJCAA Division II Baseball championships came to an end on Saturday night. The No. 1 Bobcats fell to Hinds 8-7, knocking them out of the Region 23 tournament and ending their season at 46-4.

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    Jones County Junior College's chase for back-to-back NJCAA Division II Baseball championships came to an end on Saturday night. The No. 1 Bobcats fell to Hinds 8-7, knocking them out of the Region 23 tournament and ending their season at 46-4.

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  • Brown comes through for Carey

    Brown comes through for Carey

    Saturday, May 20 2017 4:48 PM EDT2017-05-20 20:48:36 GMT

    You can call them the "Clutch Crusaders" after this week. William Carey earned this on the strength of its late game heroics, making history along the way.

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    You can call them the "Clutch Crusaders" after this week. William Carey earned this on the strength of its late game heroics, making history along the way.

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  • USM to open tournament play Wednesday against UTSA

    USM to open tournament play Wednesday against UTSA

    Saturday, May 20 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-05-20 19:57:47 GMT
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    After a regular season for the record books, University of Southern Mississippi baseball now focuses on postseason play. The Golden Eagles will begin Conference USA tournament play at 4 p.m., Wednesday against Texas-San Antonio at MGM Park in Biloxi.

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    After a regular season for the record books, University of Southern Mississippi baseball now focuses on postseason play. The Golden Eagles will begin Conference USA tournament play at 4 p.m., Wednesday against Texas-San Antonio at MGM Park in Biloxi.

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  • JCJC advances to region 23 title; PRCC's season ends

    JCJC advances to region 23 title; PRCC's season ends

    Saturday, May 20 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-05-20 04:14:14 GMT
    USM signee Erick Hoard hit a grand slam to spark JCJC's 10-2 win over LSU-Eunice on Friday. Courtesy: WDAMUSM signee Erick Hoard hit a grand slam to spark JCJC's 10-2 win over LSU-Eunice on Friday. Courtesy: WDAM

    After losing to Pearl River Community College 5-4 in the opening game of the region 23 tournament, Jones County Junior College has won two straight games in convincing fashion to advance to the tournament championship on Saturday.

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    After losing to Pearl River Community College 5-4 in the opening game of the region 23 tournament, Jones County Junior College has won two straight games in convincing fashion to advance to the tournament championship on Saturday.

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  • USM sweeps UTSA to set school mark with 14th consecutive win

    USM sweeps UTSA to set school mark with 14th consecutive win

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-05-20 03:13:46 GMT
    Columbia Academy beat Central Hinds Academy 6-1. Source: Flickr Creative CommonsColumbia Academy beat Central Hinds Academy 6-1. Source: Flickr Creative Commons

    So much for those worried about a letdown after the University of Southern Mississippi clinched the Conference USA regular-season baseball championship last weekend.

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    So much for those worried about a letdown after the University of Southern Mississippi clinched the Conference USA regular-season baseball championship last weekend.

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  • USM wins record 13th consecutive baseball game

    USM wins record 13th consecutive baseball game

    Friday, May 19 2017 7:39 PM EDT2017-05-19 23:39:32 GMT
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    The University of Southern Mississippi tied a season by hitting five home runs, including two by Bryant Bowen, as the Golden Eagles powered past University of Texas-San Antonio 15-1 Friday afternoon in the first game of Conference USA doubleheader.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi tied a season by hitting five home runs, including two by Bryant Bowen, as the Golden Eagles powered past University of Texas-San Antonio 15-1 Friday afternoon in the first game of Conference USA doubleheader.

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  • Columbia Academy wears 1st baseball crown in 21 seasons

    Columbia Academy wears 1st baseball crown in 21 seasons

    Friday, May 19 2017 8:23 AM EDT2017-05-19 12:23:03 GMT
    Columbia Academy beat Central Hinds Academy 6-1. Source: Flickr Creative CommonsColumbia Academy beat Central Hinds Academy 6-1. Source: Flickr Creative Commons

    As Central Hinds Academy was putting the finishing touches on a victory that would force a winner-take-all finale Thursday for the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools AAA state baseball championship, Wiley Cleland found Columbia Academy coach Heath Smith and made a promise. 

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    As Central Hinds Academy was putting the finishing touches on a victory that would force a winner-take-all finale Thursday for the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools AAA state baseball championship, Wiley Cleland found Columbia Academy coach Heath Smith and made a promise. 

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  • William Carey World Series bound

    William Carey World Series bound

    Thursday, May 18 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-05-19 03:57:32 GMT

    You can call them the "Clutch Crusaders" after this week. William Carey earned this on the strength of its late game heroics en route to a history-making moment Thursday.

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    You can call them the "Clutch Crusaders" after this week. William Carey earned this on the strength of its late game heroics en route to a history-making moment Thursday.

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  • USM opens series with win

    USM opens series with win

    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:56 PM EDT2017-05-19 02:56:38 GMT

    Southern Miss baseball already has the Conference USA regular season title locked up. The focus now is mentally preparing for the conference tournament next week.

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    Southern Miss baseball already has the Conference USA regular season title locked up. The focus now is mentally preparing for the conference tournament next week.

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  • Pearl River stuns top-ranked Jones County in Region 23 opener

    Pearl River stuns top-ranked Jones County in Region 23 opener

    Thursday, May 18 2017 11:35 AM EDT2017-05-18 15:35:24 GMT
    The first two times that archrivals Jones County Junior College and Pearl River Community College had met on the baseball diamond this spring, the defending national champion Bobcats had swept the Wildcats by a combined 21- Source: Flickr Creative CommonsThe first two times that archrivals Jones County Junior College and Pearl River Community College had met on the baseball diamond this spring, the defending national champion Bobcats had swept the Wildcats by a combined 21- Source: Flickr Creative Commons

    The first two times that archrivals Jones County Junior College and Pearl River Community College had met on the baseball diamond this spring, the defending national champion Bobcats had swept the Wildcats by a combined 21-3. 

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    The first two times that archrivals Jones County Junior College and Pearl River Community College had met on the baseball diamond this spring, the defending national champion Bobcats had swept the Wildcats by a combined 21-3. 

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  • Crusaders one win away from World Series

    Crusaders one win away from World Series

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 10:47 PM EDT2017-05-18 02:47:49 GMT

    William Carey needed two wins Wednesday just to get a chance to earn a NAIA World Series berth. The Crusaders came through in the clutch, taking down Texas Wesleyan University (6-5) and Southeastern University (6-4). .

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    William Carey needed two wins Wednesday just to get a chance to earn a NAIA World Series berth. The Crusaders came through in the clutch, taking down Texas Wesleyan University (6-5) and Southeastern University (6-4). .

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    WDAM 7 Bounce to carry high school baseball championships

    WDAM 7 Bounce to carry high school baseball championships

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-05-17 18:20:43 GMT
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    What time is it? GAMETIME!

    Don't miss The best high school baseball teams in the state as they battle it out on the field for the state title. 

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    What time is it? GAMETIME!

    Don't miss The best high school baseball teams in the state as they battle it out on the field for the state title. 

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  • USM's Wallner going national

    USM's Wallner going national

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 10:22 PM EDT2017-05-17 02:22:37 GMT

    Southern Miss freshman outfielder Matt Wallner is putting together a historical season. He's starting to get some national love for it. Wallner accepted an invitation Tuesday to participate in the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team training camp this summer.

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    Southern Miss freshman outfielder Matt Wallner is putting together a historical season. He's starting to get some national love for it. Wallner accepted an invitation Tuesday to participate in the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team training camp this summer.

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  • Bolden gets help with Edwards signing

    Bolden gets help with Edwards signing

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-05-16 23:13:45 GMT

    The Jones County Junior College men's basketball program was already set for a huge shift with the loss of a talented seven-man sophomore class.

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    The Jones County Junior College men's basketball program was already set for a huge shift with the loss of a talented seven-man sophomore class.

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  • High school baseball state championships begin Tuesday

    High school baseball state championships begin Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 12:58 AM EDT2017-05-16 04:58:50 GMT
    Seminary advances to the state title for the first time since 2003. Courtesy: WDAMSeminary advances to the state title for the first time since 2003. Courtesy: WDAM

    Four Pine Belt area baseball teams will compete for a state championship beginning on Tuesday.

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    Four Pine Belt area baseball teams will compete for a state championship beginning on Tuesday.

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  • JCJC to host region 23 baseball tournament

    JCJC to host region 23 baseball tournament

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 12:35 AM EDT2017-05-16 04:35:58 GMT
    JCJC enters the Region 23 tournament at 44-2. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC enters the Region 23 tournament at 44-2. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Region 23 Baseball Tournament is set to begin on Wednesday at Jones County Junior College. The No. 1 Bobcats earned the opportunity to host the double-elimination tournament after finishing the regular season 44-2 with the MACJC title.

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    The Region 23 Baseball Tournament is set to begin on Wednesday at Jones County Junior College. The No. 1 Bobcats earned the opportunity to host the double-elimination tournament after finishing the regular season 44-2 with the MACJC title.

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  • Four-run ninth lifts William Carey in NAIA regional

    Four-run ninth lifts William Carey in NAIA regional

    Monday, May 15 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-05-15 23:57:39 GMT
    William Carey rallied for four runs in the ninth to defeat Texas Wesleyan 4-3 in the opening round of the NAIA National Tournament. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey rallied for four runs in the ninth to defeat Texas Wesleyan 4-3 in the opening round of the NAIA National Tournament. Courtesy: WDAM

    A four-run rally in the ninth inning lifted William Carey past Texas Wesleyan 4-3 in the opening round of the NAIA Baseball National Tournament on Monday afternoon.

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    A four-run rally in the ninth inning lifted William Carey past Texas Wesleyan 4-3 in the opening round of the NAIA Baseball National Tournament on Monday afternoon.

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  • USM completes sweep of UAB, clinches C-USA title

    USM completes sweep of UAB, clinches C-USA title

    Sunday, May 14 2017 7:47 PM EDT2017-05-14 23:47:37 GMT
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    With a week to go, the University of Southern Mississippi has proved itself the best baseball team in Conference USA this spring. But the Golden Eagles insist they are not done yet. Behind Taylor Braley’s seven shutout innings and Tracy Hadley’s three hits that drove home three runs, No. 19 Southern Miss (40-12, 22-5 C-USA) clinched the conference title outright with an 8-0 victory and series sweep of the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

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    With a week to go, the University of Southern Mississippi has proved itself the best baseball team in Conference USA this spring. But the Golden Eagles insist they are not done yet. Behind Taylor Braley’s seven shutout innings and Tracy Hadley’s three hits that drove home three runs, No. 19 Southern Miss (40-12, 22-5 C-USA) clinched the conference title outright with an 8-0 victory and series sweep of the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

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  • WCU baseball ready to host NAIA tournament

    WCU baseball ready to host NAIA tournament

    Sunday, May 14 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-05-14 04:33:46 GMT
    William Carey will host an NAIA regional starting May 15. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey will host an NAIA regional starting May 15. Courtesy: WDAM

    For just the third time in program history, William Carey baseball will host the opening round of the 2017 NAIA Baseball National Championships.

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    For just the third time in program history, William Carey baseball will host the opening round of the 2017 NAIA Baseball National Championships.

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  • Highlights: 3 area baseball teams advance to state

    Highlights: 3 area baseball teams advance to state

    Saturday, May 13 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-05-14 03:55:50 GMT
    Seminary advanced to the Class 3A state championship with a 12-1 win over West Marion on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAMSeminary advanced to the Class 3A state championship with a 12-1 win over West Marion on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAM

    As the MHSAA baseball playoffs continued on Saturday, many Pine Belt area teams punched their tickets to the state championships in Jackson.

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    As the MHSAA baseball playoffs continued on Saturday, many Pine Belt area teams punched their tickets to the state championships in Jackson.

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  • Big hits late lift Oak Grove past Gulfport, 3-2

    Big hits late lift Oak Grove past Gulfport, 3-2

    Saturday, May 13 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-05-14 03:45:23 GMT

    Oak Grove High School baseball coach Chris McCardle said he had every intention of not bringing a long-idled Drew Boyd into a two-on, one-out situation in the top of the seventh inning Saturday night and his Warriors holding a one-run lead.

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    Oak Grove High School baseball coach Chris McCardle said he had every intention of not bringing a long-idled Drew Boyd into a two-on, one-out situation in the top of the seventh inning Saturday night and his Warriors holding a one-run lead.

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  • USM rolls past UAB, 9-4

    USM rolls past UAB, 9-4

    Saturday, May 13 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-05-13 23:57:03 GMT
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    The University of Southern Mississippi appears to have a date with history on the horizon. Kirk McCarty turned in the fifth consecutive quality start by a Golden Eagle pitcher and Taylor Braley and Mason Irby drove in three runs each Saturday afternoon as No. 19 USM clinched its eighth Conference USA series of the season with a 9-4 victory over the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi appears to have a date with history on the horizon. Kirk McCarty turned in the fifth consecutive quality start by a Golden Eagle pitcher and Taylor Braley and Mason Irby drove in three runs each Saturday afternoon as No. 19 USM clinched its eighth Conference USA series of the season with a 9-4 victory over the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

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  • Former USM football player Michael Jackson dies at 48

    Former USM football player Michael Jackson dies at 48

    Saturday, May 13 2017 12:52 AM EDT2017-05-13 04:52:08 GMT
    Former Southern Miss wide receiver Michael Jackson. Courtesy: Sporting NewsFormer Southern Miss wide receiver Michael Jackson. Courtesy: Sporting News

    Former Southern Miss wide receiver Michael Jackson was killed in a motorcycle accident on Friday morning in Louisiana. Jackson was 48 years old.

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    Former Southern Miss wide receiver Michael Jackson was killed in a motorcycle accident on Friday morning in Louisiana. Jackson was 48 years old.

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  • Star of the Week: USM baseball's Dylan Burdeaux

    Star of the Week: USM baseball's Dylan Burdeaux

    Saturday, May 13 2017 12:27 AM EDT2017-05-13 04:27:52 GMT
    Southern Miss senior Dylan Burdeaux (24) ranks sixth all-time in USM history with 278 hits. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss senior Dylan Burdeaux (24) ranks sixth all-time in USM history with 278 hits. Courtesy: WDAM

    With a Conference-USA-leading 60 RBIs and nation-leading 82 hits, it's tough to say anything negative about Southern Miss senior Dylan Burdeaux.

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    With a Conference-USA-leading 60 RBIs and nation-leading 82 hits, it's tough to say anything negative about Southern Miss senior Dylan Burdeaux.

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  • Smith pitches USM past UAB, 5-2

    Friday, May 12 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-05-13 03:21:09 GMT
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    Colt Smith turned in another quality effort in his second career start Friday night and Daniel Keating drove in a pair of runs as No. 19 University of Southern Miss defeated the University of Alabama-Birmingham  5-2 at Taylor Park.

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    Colt Smith turned in another quality effort in his second career start Friday night and Daniel Keating drove in a pair of runs as No. 19 University of Southern Miss defeated the University of Alabama-Birmingham  5-2 at Taylor Park.

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  • Taylorsville softball repeats as Class 2A state champions

    Taylorsville softball repeats as Class 2A state champions

    Friday, May 12 2017 12:19 AM EDT2017-05-12 04:19:56 GMT
    Taylorsville swept Mantachie in the class 2A softball state championship. Courtesy: WDAMTaylorsville swept Mantachie in the class 2A softball state championship. Courtesy: WDAM

    Taylorsville softball captured its second straight class 2A state championship on Thursday night. The Lady Tartars beat Mantachie 8-2 to complete the state title sweep.

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    Taylorsville softball captured its second straight class 2A state championship on Thursday night. The Lady Tartars beat Mantachie 8-2 to complete the state title sweep.

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  • Jones' 6 RBIs helps Seminary past West Marion, 11-1

    Jones' 6 RBIs helps Seminary past West Marion, 11-1

    Thursday, May 11 2017 10:55 PM EDT2017-05-12 02:55:40 GMT
    Seminary honored JV Hunter Atwood/Courtesy: WDAMSeminary honored JV Hunter Atwood/Courtesy: WDAM

    The opening game of the Class 3A South State title series Thursday night simply came down to the team that got the big hits in the big moments.

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    The opening game of the Class 3A South State title series Thursday night simply came down to the team that got the big hits in the big moments.

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  • Taylorsville takes Game 1 against Mantachie

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 9:55 PM EDT2017-05-11 01:55:44 GMT

    Taylorsville softball took a big step Wednesday in defending it's Class 2A state softball title. The Lady Tartars defeated Mantachie 1-0 in Jackson, taking a 1-0 lead in the championship series. 

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    Taylorsville softball took a big step Wednesday in defending it's Class 2A state softball title. The Lady Tartars defeated Mantachie 1-0 in Jackson, taking a 1-0 lead in the championship series. 

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  • Taylorsville softball looks to repeat as state champions

    Taylorsville softball looks to repeat as state champions

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 1:42 AM EDT2017-05-09 05:42:26 GMT
    Taylorsville faces Mantachie in the class 2A softball state championship series. Courtesy: WDAMTaylorsville faces Mantachie in the class 2A softball state championship series. Courtesy: WDAM

    For the second straight year, Taylorsville softball is headed to the class 2A state championship. The Lady Tartars punched their ticket to Jackson with a series sweep over Lake High school.

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    For the second straight year, Taylorsville softball is headed to the class 2A state championship. The Lady Tartars punched their ticket to Jackson with a series sweep over Lake High school.

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  • USM track & field preps C-USA Outdoor Championships

    USM track & field preps C-USA Outdoor Championships

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 1:27 AM EDT2017-05-09 05:27:18 GMT
    Emron Gibbs/USM track & field. Courtesy: WDAMEmron Gibbs/USM track & field. Courtesy: WDAM

    After wrapping up the outdoor regular season with the Southern Miss Open two weeks ago, Southern Miss track and field is ready for the Conference USA Outdoor Championships.

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    After wrapping up the outdoor regular season with the Southern Miss Open two weeks ago, Southern Miss track and field is ready for the Conference USA Outdoor Championships.

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  • William Carey coach Bobby Halford collects 1,100th win

    William Carey coach Bobby Halford collects 1,100th win

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-05-09 04:18:13 GMT
    William Carey baseball coach Bobby Halford collected his 1,100th win on Friday. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey baseball coach Bobby Halford collected his 1,100th win on Friday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Longtime William Carey baseball coach Bobby Halford earned his 1,100th win as the head man of the Crusaders.

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    Longtime William Carey baseball coach Bobby Halford earned his 1,100th win as the head man of the Crusaders.

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  • JCJC softball wins 2nd straight state title

    JCJC softball wins 2nd straight state title

    Monday, May 8 2017 1:33 AM EDT2017-05-08 05:33:13 GMT

    Jones County Junior College softball claimed its second straight MACJC title with a 4-2 win over Mississippi Gulf Coast on Sunday. The No. 1 Lady Bobcats now prepare to host the Region 23 tournament starting Thursday.

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    Jones County Junior College softball claimed its second straight MACJC title with a 4-2 win over Mississippi Gulf Coast on Sunday. The No. 1 Lady Bobcats now prepare to host the Region 23 tournament starting Thursday.

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  • Highlights: USM's 5-4 walk-off win over FAU

    Highlights: USM's 5-4 walk-off win over FAU

    Monday, May 8 2017 1:20 AM EDT2017-05-08 05:20:05 GMT
    USM senior Dylan Burdeaux batted in the winning run to lift the Golden Eagles 5-4 over FAU on Sunday. Courtesy: WDAMUSM senior Dylan Burdeaux batted in the winning run to lift the Golden Eagles 5-4 over FAU on Sunday. Courtesy: WDAM
    "We had a lot of emotional swings in that game that went against us but we came right back and we did so many things well to win that baseball game," said Southern Miss head coach Scott Berry. "But more than anything, probably the biggest thing that we did is we had the attitude to win." "Coach Berry always talks about the most important [at-bat] is the last one," said Southern Miss senior Dylan Burdeaux. "Our whole motto's trusting one another and...More >>
    "We had a lot of emotional swings in that game that went against us but we came right back and we did so many things well to win that baseball game," said Southern Miss head coach Scott Berry. "But more than anything, probably the biggest thing that we did is we had the attitude to win." "Coach Berry always talks about the most important [at-bat] is the last one," said Southern Miss senior Dylan Burdeaux. "Our whole motto's trusting one another and...More >>
  • USM completes sweep of FAU with walk-off hit

    USM completes sweep of FAU with walk-off hit

    Sunday, May 7 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-05-08 00:16:13 GMT
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    The University of Southern Mississippi’s magic act continued at Pete Taylor Park Sunday afternoon, with Dylan Burdeaux providing the final flourish before the Golden Eagles exited the stage with yet another walk-off victory. Burdeaux’ two-run single to left field capped a three-run rally in the bottom of the 11th inning as the 20th-ranked Golden Eagles pulled off a second consecutive hard-to-believe stunner, topping Florida Atlantic University 5-4...

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    The University of Southern Mississippi’s magic act continued at Pete Taylor Park Sunday afternoon, with Dylan Burdeaux providing the final flourish before the Golden Eagles exited the stage with yet another walk-off victory. Burdeaux’ two-run single to left field capped a three-run rally in the bottom of the 11th inning as the 20th-ranked Golden Eagles pulled off a second consecutive hard-to-believe stunner, topping Florida Atlantic University 5-4...

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  • Five area baseball teams advance to South State

    Five area baseball teams advance to South State

    Sunday, May 7 2017 2:47 AM EDT2017-05-07 06:47:01 GMT
    Five Pine Belt area baseball teams advanced to the south state title games on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAMFive Pine Belt area baseball teams advanced to the south state title games on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAM

    As the third round of the MHSAA baseball playoffs concluded on Saturday night for several teams, five Pine Belt area programs advanced to south state title games.

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    As the third round of the MHSAA baseball playoffs concluded on Saturday night for several teams, five Pine Belt area programs advanced to south state title games.

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  • Hattiesburg rallies past West Harrison, 10-8

    Hattiesburg rallies past West Harrison, 10-8

    Sunday, May 7 2017 2:15 AM EDT2017-05-07 06:15:56 GMT
    Hattiesburg advanced to the Class 5A State title with a 10-8 win over West Harrison on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg advanced to the Class 5A State title with a 10-8 win over West Harrison on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAM

    In the fifth inning Saturday night at Harrington Park, Noah Thornton’s two-run double gave Hattiesburg High School a one-run lead in the second game of a Class 5A playoff baseball series with West Harrison High School.

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    In the fifth inning Saturday night at Harrington Park, Noah Thornton’s two-run double gave Hattiesburg High School a one-run lead in the second game of a Class 5A playoff baseball series with West Harrison High School.

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  • USM captures series against FAU with walk-off win

    USM captures series against FAU with walk-off win

    Saturday, May 6 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-05-07 00:16:42 GMT
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    “I was just kind of enjoying it with the whole stadium,” Guidry said of the noise that erupted at Taylor Park after Mason Irby whistled a two-out, 3-2 pitch into right field for a single. A few moments later, the crowd became even louder as Irby sprinted home on Cameron Ragsdale’s wild pitch to give the 20th-ranked Golden Eagles a 6-5 victory over Florida Atlantic University before 3,445 people in Pete Taylor Park.

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    “I was just kind of enjoying it with the whole stadium,” Guidry said of the noise that erupted at Taylor Park after Mason Irby whistled a two-out, 3-2 pitch into right field for a single. A few moments later, the crowd became even louder as Irby sprinted home on Cameron Ragsdale’s wild pitch to give the 20th-ranked Golden Eagles a 6-5 victory over Florida Atlantic University before 3,445 people in Pete Taylor Park.

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  • Roberts’ walk-off single lifts Oak Grove over Biloxi, 5-4

    Roberts’ walk-off single lifts Oak Grove over Biloxi, 5-4

    Saturday, May 6 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-05-06 20:33:11 GMT
    Oak Grove baseball. Courtesy: WDAMOak Grove baseball. Courtesy: WDAM

    Just when it seemed that Biloxi High School had seized the momentum in the top of the seventh inning Friday, Oak Grove High School turned around in the bottom of the inning and seized a victory in the first game of the Class 6A baseball playoff series.

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    Just when it seemed that Biloxi High School had seized the momentum in the top of the seventh inning Friday, Oak Grove High School turned around in the bottom of the inning and seized a victory in the first game of the Class 6A baseball playoff series.

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  • High school baseball playoffs - Round 3 highlights

    High school baseball playoffs - Round 3 highlights

    Saturday, May 6 2017 12:19 AM EDT2017-05-06 04:19:58 GMT
    Northeast Jones defeated Northeast Lauderdale 6-3 on Friday. Courtesy: WDAMNortheast Jones defeated Northeast Lauderdale 6-3 on Friday. Courtesy: WDAM

    With the third round of the MHSAA baseball playoffs resuming on Friday, here’s a look at scores from around the Pine Belt.

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    With the third round of the MHSAA baseball playoffs resuming on Friday, here’s a look at scores from around the Pine Belt.

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  • Star of the week: Taylorsville baseball's Tucker Boykin

    Star of the week: Taylorsville baseball's Tucker Boykin

    Friday, May 5 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-05-06 03:58:59 GMT
    Taylorsville senior Tucker Boykin has been a part of two state champion teams with the Tartars. Courtesy: WDAMTaylorsville senior Tucker Boykin has been a part of two state champion teams with the Tartars. Courtesy: WDAM

    Taylorsville baseball is accustomed to winning. The Tartars appeared in five straight class 2A state title games from 2011-2015, taking home three state championship trophies during that span. All of those Taylorsville teams had one particular ingredient in common: experience on the big stage.

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    Taylorsville baseball is accustomed to winning. The Tartars appeared in five straight class 2A state title games from 2011-2015, taking home three state championship trophies during that span. All of those Taylorsville teams had one particular ingredient in common: experience on the big stage.

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  • JCJC announces new men's basketball coach

    JCJC announces new men's basketball coach

    Friday, May 5 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-05-05 21:08:24 GMT
    Randy Bolden/photo credit: WDAMRandy Bolden/photo credit: WDAM

    It was a busy day over at JCJC. As the graduating class of 2017 entered the next phase of their lives Friday, Bobcat men’s basketball began a new era of its own. 

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    It was a busy day over at JCJC. As the graduating class of 2017 entered the next phase of their lives Friday, Bobcat men’s basketball began a new era of its own. 

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  • High School Baseball - Thursday scores

    High School Baseball - Thursday scores

    Thursday, May 4 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-05-05 03:49:28 GMT
    Seminary defeated St. Andrew's 10-9 in eight innings on Thursday night. Courtesy: WDAMSeminary defeated St. Andrew's 10-9 in eight innings on Thursday night. Courtesy: WDAM

    As the third round of the MHSAA baseball playoffs began on Thursday, here's a look at some of the scores from around the Pine Belt area.

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    As the third round of the MHSAA baseball playoffs began on Thursday, here's a look at some of the scores from around the Pine Belt area.

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  • Seminary baseball facility 'decoration' believed to be senior prank

    Seminary baseball facility 'decoration' believed to be senior prank

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-05-04 00:16:55 GMT
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    Apparently, an early case of senior-itis hit the Seminary High School baseball facility recently.

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    Apparently, an early case of senior-itis hit the Seminary High School baseball facility recently.

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  • Huge inning propels Hattiesburg past South Jones

    Huge inning propels Hattiesburg past South Jones

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 1:25 AM EDT2017-05-02 05:25:14 GMT
    Hattiesburg scored 12 runs in the 5th inning to spark a 15-5 win over South Jones in the second round of the class 5A playoffs. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg scored 12 runs in the 5th inning to spark a 15-5 win over South Jones in the second round of the class 5A playoffs. Courtesy: WDAM

    Heading into the bottom of the fifth inning at Harrington Park, Hattiesburg High School found itself trailing South Jones High School 5-2 in the deciding game of their Class 5A baseball playoff series. Fifteen batters, nine pitching changes and 12 runs later, the Tigers found themselves poised to pocket the best-of-three series, and did so, an inning later, claiming a 15-5 victory over the Braves.

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    Heading into the bottom of the fifth inning at Harrington Park, Hattiesburg High School found itself trailing South Jones High School 5-2 in the deciding game of their Class 5A baseball playoff series. Fifteen batters, nine pitching changes and 12 runs later, the Tigers found themselves poised to pocket the best-of-three series, and did so, an inning later, claiming a 15-5 victory over the Braves.

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  • High school baseball playoffs - 3rd round matchups

    High school baseball playoffs - 3rd round matchups

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 12:10 AM EDT2017-05-02 04:10:11 GMT
    Hattiesburg junior Dexter Jordan (20) celebrates after scoring the go-ahead run in the Tigers' 15-5 win over South Jones in round two of the class 5A playoffs. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg junior Dexter Jordan (20) celebrates after scoring the go-ahead run in the Tigers' 15-5 win over South Jones in round two of the class 5A playoffs. Courtesy: WDAM

    With the second round of the MHSAA baseball playoffs concluding on Monday, here's a look at the third round match-ups for Pine Belt area teams.

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    With the second round of the MHSAA baseball playoffs concluding on Monday, here's a look at the third round match-ups for Pine Belt area teams.

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  • William Carey baseball to host NAIA regional

    William Carey baseball to host NAIA regional

    Monday, May 1 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-05-02 00:07:43 GMT
    William Carey will host an NAIA regional starting May 15. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey will host an NAIA regional starting May 15. Courtesy: WDAM

    William Carey was named one of nine schools to host an opening-round NAIA regional starting May 15.

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    William Carey was named one of nine schools to host an opening-round NAIA regional starting May 15.

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  • Scott Berry talks USM's comeback win over MTSU

    Scott Berry talks USM's comeback win over MTSU

    Monday, May 1 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-05-01 23:59:49 GMT
    Southern Miss overcame an 8-5 eighth-inning deficit to beat Middle Tennessee 13-9 on Sunday. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss overcame an 8-5 eighth-inning deficit to beat Middle Tennessee 13-9 on Sunday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Lightning struck and Southern Miss was stuck, waiting two hours and two minutes to resume its Sunday contest with Middle Tennessee. The Golden Eagles trailed the Blue Raiders 7-5 in the top of the eighth inning when the weather delay occurred. Perhaps, that jolt of lightning gave USM the spark it needed. The Eagles scored eight runs in the ninth to notch a come-from-behind 13-9 win and series sweep over Middle Tennessee.

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    Lightning struck and Southern Miss was stuck, waiting two hours and two minutes to resume its Sunday contest with Middle Tennessee. The Golden Eagles trailed the Blue Raiders 7-5 in the top of the eighth inning when the weather delay occurred. Perhaps, that jolt of lightning gave USM the spark it needed. The Eagles scored eight runs in the ninth to notch a come-from-behind 13-9 win and series sweep over Middle Tennessee.

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  • USM's Boyd named C-USA Co-Hitter of the Week

    USM's Boyd named C-USA Co-Hitter of the Week

    Monday, May 1 2017 7:37 PM EDT2017-05-01 23:37:57 GMT
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    University of Southern Mississippi junior shortstop LeeMarcus Boyd was named Conference USA Co-Hitter of the Week. 

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    University of Southern Mississippi junior shortstop LeeMarcus Boyd was named Conference USA Co-Hitter of the Week. 

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  • List of players from Mississippi colleges getting chance in NFL

    List of players from Mississippi colleges getting chance in NFL

    Monday, May 1 2017 7:23 PM EDT2017-05-01 23:23:35 GMT
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    Here is a list of drafted players/undrafted National Football League free agent signees from Mississippi colleges.

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    Here is a list of drafted players/undrafted National Football League free agent signees from Mississippi colleges.

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  • Lou Holtz talks Southern Miss football

    Lou Holtz talks Southern Miss football

    Monday, May 1 2017 1:15 AM EDT2017-05-01 05:15:33 GMT
    2008 inductee of the College Football Hall of Fame, Lou Holtz was in Hattiesburg on Tuesday to speak at First Priority's 18th annual auction. Courtesy: WDAM2008 inductee of the College Football Hall of Fame, Lou Holtz was in Hattiesburg on Tuesday to speak at First Priority's 18th annual auction. Courtesy: WDAM

    College football Hall of Fame coach Lou Holtz was in Hattiesburg on Tuesday to speak about faith and family at First Priority’s 18th annual auction. The 1988 National Champion coach of Notre Dame has coached over 400 games. Yet, Holtz never went up against Southern Miss during his coaching career.

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    College football Hall of Fame coach Lou Holtz was in Hattiesburg on Tuesday to speak about faith and family at First Priority’s 18th annual auction. The 1988 National Champion coach of Notre Dame has coached over 400 games. Yet, Holtz never went up against Southern Miss during his coaching career.

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  • USM track & field breaks two school records

    USM track & field breaks two school records

    Monday, May 1 2017 12:54 AM EDT2017-05-01 04:54:23 GMT
    USM junior Cra’vorkian Carson won the gold medal at the 2017 C-USA Indoor Championships. Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior Cra’vorkian Carson won the gold medal at the 2017 C-USA Indoor Championships. Courtesy: WDAM

    USM track and field broke two school records at the Southern Miss Open over the weekend.

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    USM track and field broke two school records at the Southern Miss Open over the weekend.

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  • USM stuns MTSU with eight-run rally to sweep series

    USM stuns MTSU with eight-run rally to sweep series

    Sunday, April 30 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-05-01 00:35:52 GMT
    Seven of USM's 12 losses this season have come in the month of April. Courtesy: WDAMSeven of USM's 12 losses this season have come in the month of April. Courtesy: WDAM

    Dylan Burdeaux’s two-run single drove in the go-ahead run, and Matt Wallner capped an eight-run ninth inning with his record 14th home run of the season as No. 25 University of Southern Mississippi rallied for a 13-9 victory Sunday afternoon at Middle Tennessee State University.

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    Dylan Burdeaux’s two-run single drove in the go-ahead run, and Matt Wallner capped an eight-run ninth inning with his record 14th home run of the season as No. 25 University of Southern Mississippi rallied for a 13-9 victory Sunday afternoon at Middle Tennessee State University.

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  • No. 25 Southern Miss holds off MTSU 4-3 to win baseball series

    No. 25 Southern Miss holds off MTSU 4-3 to win baseball series

    Sunday, April 30 2017 2:31 AM EDT2017-04-30 06:31:22 GMT
    Seven of USM's 12 losses this season have come in the month of April. Courtesy: WDAMSeven of USM's 12 losses this season have come in the month of April. Courtesy: WDAM

    Taylor Braley pulled double duty Saturday afternoon against Middle Tennessee State University.

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    Taylor Braley pulled double duty Saturday afternoon against Middle Tennessee State University.

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  • Four former Golden Eagles reportedly agree to NFL deals

    Four former Golden Eagles reportedly agree to NFL deals

    Sunday, April 30 2017 1:04 AM EDT2017-04-30 05:04:29 GMT
    Former Southern Miss center Cameron Tom. Courtesy: WDAMFormer Southern Miss center Cameron Tom. Courtesy: WDAM

    Four former Southern Miss football players agreed to undrafted free agent deals with NFL franchises on Saturday, according to SBNation.com. After zero Golden Eagles were drafted in the NFL Draft for the first time since 2011, SB Nation, among other media outlets, reported that four USM products have received an opportunity to play professional football.

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    Four former Southern Miss football players agreed to undrafted free agent deals with NFL franchises on Saturday, according to SBNation.com. After zero Golden Eagles were drafted in the NFL Draft for the first time since 2011, SB Nation, among other media outlets, reported that four USM products have received an opportunity to play professional football.

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  • Gulfport wins 7-1 to end Petal’s baseball season

    Gulfport wins 7-1 to end Petal’s baseball season

    Sunday, April 30 2017 12:28 AM EDT2017-04-30 04:28:17 GMT
    Gulfport defeated Petal 7-1 on Saturday to eliminate the Panthers from the 2017 class 6A playoffs. Courtesy: WDAMGulfport defeated Petal 7-1 on Saturday to eliminate the Panthers from the 2017 class 6A playoffs. Courtesy: WDAM

    Petal High School returned home Saturday seeking to extend its Class 6A baseball playoff series with the Gulfport High School to a third game. Instead, the Panthers’ hopes all but evaporated after a first-inning power display by the Admirals.

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    Petal High School returned home Saturday seeking to extend its Class 6A baseball playoff series with the Gulfport High School to a third game. Instead, the Panthers’ hopes all but evaporated after a first-inning power display by the Admirals.

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  • High school baseball playoffs - Saturday Highlights

    Sunday, April 30 2017 12:16 AM EDT2017-04-30 04:16:21 GMT
    West Marion defeated Morton 4-3 in walk-off fashion on Monday to advance to the second round of the class 3A playoffs. Courtesy: WDAMWest Marion defeated Morton 4-3 in walk-off fashion on Monday to advance to the second round of the class 3A playoffs. Courtesy: WDAM
    The second round of the MHSAA baseball playoffs continued on Saturday. Here’s a look at how the teams around the Pine Belt fared in their respective games: Class 1A Nanih Waiya (14) Stringer (3) Stringer is eliminated from the playoffs. Class 2A Taylorsville (6) Clarkdale (4) Taylorsville advances to play St. Joseph Catholic in the third round. Richton (8) Enterprise (6) Richton advances to the third round. Class 3A Seminary (7) Southeast Lauderdale (4) ...More >>
    The second round of the MHSAA baseball playoffs continued on Saturday. Here’s a look at how the teams around the Pine Belt fared in their respective games: Class 1A Nanih Waiya (14) Stringer (3) Stringer is eliminated from the playoffs. Class 2A Taylorsville (6) Clarkdale (4) Taylorsville advances to play St. Joseph Catholic in the third round. Richton (8) Enterprise (6) Richton advances to the third round. Class 3A Seminary (7) Southeast Lauderdale (4) ...More >>
  • Gray shining on the diamond

    Gray shining on the diamond

    Saturday, April 29 2017 6:32 PM EDT2017-04-29 22:32:30 GMT

    Back in January Hattiesburg High diamond star Joe Gray verbally committed to Ole Miss. He still has a year of high school ball left. So clearly he's got some game.

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    Back in January Hattiesburg High diamond star Joe Gray verbally committed to Ole Miss. He still has a year of high school ball left. So clearly he's got some game.

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  • Watkins still going strong in the dugout

    Watkins still going strong in the dugout

    Saturday, April 29 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-04-29 22:10:47 GMT

    This is year 37 guiding Petal baseball for Larry Watkins. As the years go by and accomplishments stack up, the feeling has yet to get old for the ball coach.

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    This is year 37 guiding Petal baseball for Larry Watkins. As the years go by and accomplishments stack up, the feeling has yet to get old for the ball coach.

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  • William Carey baseball wraps up regular season with sweep of Stillman

    William Carey baseball wraps up regular season with sweep of Stillman

    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:39 AM EDT2017-04-29 04:39:18 GMT
    William Carey finishes the regular season with a record of 36-15 (17-7 SSAC). Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey finishes the regular season with a record of 36-15 (17-7 SSAC). Courtesy: WDAM

    No. 23 William Carey wrapped up its regular season with a series sweep of Stillman College on Friday. The Crusaders scored 32 runs in two games to close the regular season with a 36-15 record (17-7 SSAC).

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    No. 23 William Carey wrapped up its regular season with a series sweep of Stillman College on Friday. The Crusaders scored 32 runs in two games to close the regular season with a 36-15 record (17-7 SSAC).

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  • High School Baseball playoffs - Round 2

    High School Baseball playoffs - Round 2

    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:24 AM EDT2017-04-29 04:24:56 GMT
    Columbia Academy defeated Manchester Academy 14-0 in game three to advance to the second round of the MAIS baseball playoffs. Courtesy: WDAMColumbia Academy defeated Manchester Academy 14-0 in game three to advance to the second round of the MAIS baseball playoffs. Courtesy: WDAM

    The second round of the MHSAA baseball playoffs began on Friday night. Here’s a look at how the teams around the Pine Belt fared in their respective games.

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    The second round of the MHSAA baseball playoffs began on Friday night. Here’s a look at how the teams around the Pine Belt fared in their respective games.

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  • Jordan powers Hattiesburg past South Jones

    Jordan powers Hattiesburg past South Jones

    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-04-29 04:03:19 GMT
    Hattiesburg defeated South Jones 5-2 in game one of the second-round class 5A baseball series. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg defeated South Jones 5-2 in game one of the second-round class 5A baseball series. Courtesy: WDAM

    Dexter Jordan not only came up huge for Hattiesburg High School on the mound Friday night at Smokie Harrington Stadium, but at the plate as well.

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    Dexter Jordan not only came up huge for Hattiesburg High School on the mound Friday night at Smokie Harrington Stadium, but at the plate as well.

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  • Southern Miss rolls past MTSU, 14-7

    Southern Miss rolls past MTSU, 14-7

    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:01 AM EDT2017-04-29 04:01:37 GMT
    Seven of USM's 12 losses this season have come in the month of April. Courtesy: WDAMSeven of USM's 12 losses this season have come in the month of April. Courtesy: WDAM

    Matt Wallner tied the University of Southern Miss’ freshman home record with his 13th of the season, and Dylan Burdeaux and Hunter Slater also homered Friday night as the 25th-ranked Golden Eagles downed Middle Tennessee State University 14-7. 

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    Matt Wallner tied the University of Southern Miss’ freshman home record with his 13th of the season, and Dylan Burdeaux and Hunter Slater also homered Friday night as the 25th-ranked Golden Eagles downed Middle Tennessee State University 14-7. 

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  • West Jones hosts Pearl River Central in 2nd round of 5A playoffs

    West Jones hosts Pearl River Central in 2nd round of 5A playoffs

    Friday, April 28 2017 12:57 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:57:51 GMT
    West Jones hosts Pearl River Central in the second round of the class 5A playoffs on Friday at 7 p.m. Courtesy: WDAMWest Jones hosts Pearl River Central in the second round of the class 5A playoffs on Friday at 7 p.m. Courtesy: WDAM

    West Jones had a couple of weeks to prepare for its second-round matchup with Pearl River Central on Friday night. The Mustangs earned a bye in the class 5A playoffs by winning region 5-5A.

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    West Jones had a couple of weeks to prepare for its second-round matchup with Pearl River Central on Friday night. The Mustangs earned a bye in the class 5A playoffs by winning region 5-5A.

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  • South Jones, Hattiesburg meet in 5A playoffs

    South Jones, Hattiesburg meet in 5A playoffs

    Friday, April 28 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:21:09 GMT
    Hattiesburg prepares to host South Jones in game one of a second round class 5A playoff series on Friday. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg prepares to host South Jones in game one of a second round class 5A playoff series on Friday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Separated by just 20 miles, South Jones and Hattiesburg High finally meet on the diamond this season in Friday night’s class 5A second-round playoff matchup.

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    Separated by just 20 miles, South Jones and Hattiesburg High finally meet on the diamond this season in Friday night’s class 5A second-round playoff matchup.

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  • sports

    Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram 23rd pick to NY Giants

    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:03 PM EDT2017-04-28 03:03:02 GMT
    Evan Engram. Source: NFLEvan Engram. Source: NFL

    An Ole Miss stand out has been drafted into the NFL. 

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    An Ole Miss stand out has been drafted into the NFL. 

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  • USM snaps two-game losing streak

    USM snaps two-game losing streak

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 11:08 PM EDT2017-04-26 03:08:33 GMT

    Southern Miss baseball got back on the winning track Tuesday night, taking down South Alabama on the road 13-7. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Golden Eagles.

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    Southern Miss baseball got back on the winning track Tuesday night, taking down South Alabama on the road 13-7. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Golden Eagles.

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  • Mize baseball's Aaron Ragsdale signs with Southwest

    Mize baseball's Aaron Ragsdale signs with Southwest

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 12:44 AM EDT2017-04-25 04:44:11 GMT
    Mize senior Aaron Ragsdale committed to play baseball for Southwest Community College on Monday. Courtesy: WDAMMize senior Aaron Ragsdale committed to play baseball for Southwest Community College on Monday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Mize senior Aaron Ragsdale committed to play baseball for Southwest Community College on Monday afternoon.

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    Mize senior Aaron Ragsdale committed to play baseball for Southwest Community College on Monday afternoon.

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  • JCJC men's basketball coach Rahim Lockhart resigns

    JCJC men's basketball coach Rahim Lockhart resigns

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 12:28 AM EDT2017-04-25 04:28:47 GMT
    Rahim Lockhart went 64-15 in three seasons with Jones County. Courtesy: WDAMRahim Lockhart went 64-15 in three seasons with Jones County. Courtesy: WDAM

    Rahim Lockhart is headed back to his alma mater. Lockhart resigned as Jones County Junior College’s men’s basketball coach to accept an assistant coaching job at Ole Miss.

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    Rahim Lockhart is headed back to his alma mater. Lockhart resigned as Jones County Junior College’s men’s basketball coach to accept an assistant coaching job at Ole Miss.

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  • High School Baseball Playoffs - Monday Highlights

    High School Baseball Playoffs - Monday Highlights

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-04-25 04:04:46 GMT
    West Marion defeated Morton 4-3 in walk-off fashion on Monday to advance to the second round of the class 3A playoffs. Courtesy: WDAMWest Marion defeated Morton 4-3 in walk-off fashion on Monday to advance to the second round of the class 3A playoffs. Courtesy: WDAM

    Eight Pine Belt area teams were in action on Monday night in the MHSAA baseball playoffs.

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    Eight Pine Belt area teams were in action on Monday night in the MHSAA baseball playoffs.

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  • Seventh-inning heroics give West Marion walk-off win over Morton

    Seventh-inning heroics give West Marion walk-off win over Morton

    Monday, April 24 2017 10:56 PM EDT2017-04-25 02:56:53 GMT
    Photo credit: Flickr Creative CommonsPhoto credit: Flickr Creative Commons

    Jacob Boone still was trying to catch his breath Monday night a good 10 minutes after knocking in the game-winning run in West Marion High School’s, 4-3 victory over Morton High School.

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    Jacob Boone still was trying to catch his breath Monday night a good 10 minutes after knocking in the game-winning run in West Marion High School’s, 4-3 victory over Morton High School.

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  • High School Baseball Playoff Picture

    High School Baseball Playoff Picture

    Monday, April 24 2017 1:21 AM EDT2017-04-24 05:21:23 GMT

    Following this weekend's opening round of the MHSAA baseball playoffs, here's a look at how many of the Pine Belt area teams stand.

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    Following this weekend's opening round of the MHSAA baseball playoffs, here's a look at how many of the Pine Belt area teams stand.

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  • USM drops first C-USA series of 2017 to ODU

    USM drops first C-USA series of 2017 to ODU

    Monday, April 24 2017 12:57 AM EDT2017-04-24 04:57:22 GMT
    Seven of USM's 12 losses this season have come in the month of April. Courtesy: WDAMSeven of USM's 12 losses this season have come in the month of April. Courtesy: WDAM

    For the first time in two years, Southern Miss lost a baseball series inside Pete Taylor Park. Old Dominion defeated the Golden Eagles 9-2 on Sunday to hand USM its first Conference USA loss of the season.

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    For the first time in two years, Southern Miss lost a baseball series inside Pete Taylor Park. Old Dominion defeated the Golden Eagles 9-2 on Sunday to hand USM its first Conference USA loss of the season.

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  • USM football wraps up spring season with Black & Gold spring game

    USM football wraps up spring season with Black & Gold spring game

    Sunday, April 23 2017 12:58 AM EDT2017-04-23 04:58:01 GMT
    Southern Miss junior linebacker Jeremy Sangster (26) returned an interception to the end zone to clinch the Gold team's 14-7 win over the Black team in Saturday's spring game. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss junior linebacker Jeremy Sangster (26) returned an interception to the end zone to clinch the Gold team's 14-7 win over the Black team in Saturday's spring game. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss football's annual black and gold spring game turned out to be a defensive battle as the Gold squad prevailed 14-7.

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    Southern Miss football's annual black and gold spring game turned out to be a defensive battle as the Gold squad prevailed 14-7.

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  • Petal sweeps Terry in Class 6A baseball playoffs

    Petal sweeps Terry in Class 6A baseball playoffs

    Saturday, April 22 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-04-23 00:11:48 GMT

    After a longer-than-expected Friday night waiting to wrangle with Terry High School in the opening round of the 6A baseball playoffs, Petal High School wasted no time in taking care of business Saturday afternoon. Braxton Miller drove in four runs with a pair of doubles and Tanner Estill’s game-ending, two-run home run off the left-field foul pole in the bottom of the fifth inning cinched Petal’s 11-1 walk-off victory at Panther Field.

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    After a longer-than-expected Friday night waiting to wrangle with Terry High School in the opening round of the 6A baseball playoffs, Petal High School wasted no time in taking care of business Saturday afternoon. Braxton Miller drove in four runs with a pair of doubles and Tanner Estill’s game-ending, two-run home run off the left-field foul pole in the bottom of the fifth inning cinched Petal’s 11-1 walk-off victory at Panther Field.

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  • Oak Grove aiming for 12th state title

    Oak Grove aiming for 12th state title

    Saturday, April 22 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-04-22 21:21:13 GMT

    With eleven state baseball titles, playoff success is the norm for Oak Grove. As the Warriors embark on what they hope is yet another deep postseason run.

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    With eleven state baseball titles, playoff success is the norm for Oak Grove. As the Warriors embark on what they hope is yet another deep postseason run.

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  • Sumrall routs Mendenhall to open Class 4A baseball playoffs

    Sumrall routs Mendenhall to open Class 4A baseball playoffs

    Saturday, April 22 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-04-22 16:00:22 GMT
    Sumrall defeated Mendenhall 24-0 in Friday's opening round game of the Class 4A playoffs. Courtesy: WDAMSumrall defeated Mendenhall 24-0 in Friday's opening round game of the Class 4A playoffs. Courtesy: WDAM

    Long-time Sumrall High School baseball coach Larry Knight has seen more than his share of one-sided games. But Friday night proved to be something quite different for Knight and his Bobcats.

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    Long-time Sumrall High School baseball coach Larry Knight has seen more than his share of one-sided games. But Friday night proved to be something quite different for Knight and his Bobcats.

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  • Stars of the week: Columbia Academy's Wiley Cleland & Luke McKenzie

    Stars of the week: Columbia Academy's Wiley Cleland & Luke McKenzie

    Saturday, April 22 2017 12:24 AM EDT2017-04-22 04:24:12 GMT
    Columbia Academy senior Luke McKenzie leads the Cougars in hits (39), runs (40) and home runs (12). Courtesy: WDAMColumbia Academy senior Luke McKenzie leads the Cougars in hits (39), runs (40) and home runs (12). Courtesy: WDAM

    There’s no doubt it took a full team effort for Columbia Academy (24-8) to capture its first district title since 1996. Nonetheless, two particular seniors have led the Cougars all season long: Wiley Cleland and Luke McKenzie.

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    There’s no doubt it took a full team effort for Columbia Academy (24-8) to capture its first district title since 1996. Nonetheless, two particular seniors have led the Cougars all season long: Wiley Cleland and Luke McKenzie.

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  • High School Baseball Playoffs - Round 1 Scores

    High School Baseball Playoffs - Round 1 Scores

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-04-22 03:57:12 GMT
    Seminary honored Hunter Atwood, who was killed in a tractor accident on April 14, by wearing the JV baseball player's initials on their sleeves in Friday's 6-1 win over Magee. Courtesy: WDAMSeminary honored Hunter Atwood, who was killed in a tractor accident on April 14, by wearing the JV baseball player's initials on their sleeves in Friday's 6-1 win over Magee. Courtesy: WDAM

    Here’s a look at the high school baseball playoff scores from Friday, April 21.

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    Here’s a look at the high school baseball playoff scores from Friday, April 21.

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  • High school baseball playoff schedule

    High school baseball playoff schedule

    Friday, April 21 2017 12:08 AM EDT2017-04-21 04:08:28 GMT
    Courtesy: WDAMCourtesy: WDAM

    High school baseball playoff match-ups are set. Here's a look at the Pine Belt teams and their schedule for the first round of the MHSAA baseball playoffs.

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    High school baseball playoff match-ups are set. Here's a look at the Pine Belt teams and their schedule for the first round of the MHSAA baseball playoffs.

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  • USM receives over $670K for "student-athlete" welfare

    USM receives over $670K for "student-athlete" welfare

    Thursday, April 20 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-04-21 01:26:31 GMT
    Source: USMSource: USM

    The University of Southern Mississippi received over $670,000 from the NCAA Wednesday to use towards "student-athlete welfare" in the athletic program.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi received over $670,000 from the NCAA Wednesday to use towards "student-athlete welfare" in the athletic program.

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  • USM softball falls to Alabama

    USM softball falls to Alabama

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:53 PM EDT2017-04-20 02:53:11 GMT

    Southern Miss softball lost at No. 12 Alabama Wednesday, 2-0.

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    Southern Miss softball lost at No. 12 Alabama Wednesday, 2-0.

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  • Big innings lift USM Past Nicholls St.

    Big innings lift USM Past Nicholls St.

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 1:06 PM EDT2017-04-19 17:06:21 GMT
    USM won for the first time in three trips to the MGM Park in the past two years.  Source: Flickr Creative CommonsUSM won for the first time in three trips to the MGM Park in the past two years. Source: Flickr Creative Commons

    The University of Southern Mississippi jumped out to a 12-run lead Tuesday night before coasting to its first win in three tries on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 

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    The University of Southern Mississippi jumped out to a 12-run lead Tuesday night before coasting to its first win in three tries on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 

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  • High school baseball playoff matchups

    High school baseball playoff matchups

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 12:52 AM EDT2017-04-18 04:52:35 GMT
    Sumrall plays Mendenhall on Friday in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs. Courtesy: WDAMSumrall plays Mendenhall on Friday in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs. Courtesy: WDAM

    With many high school baseball playoff series beginning on Friday, here’s a look at the matchups that are already set around the Pine Belt.

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    With many high school baseball playoff series beginning on Friday, here’s a look at the matchups that are already set around the Pine Belt.

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  • USM's Dylan Burdeaux enjoying stellar senior season

    USM's Dylan Burdeaux enjoying stellar senior season

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 12:16 AM EDT2017-04-18 04:16:27 GMT
    USM hosts Ole Miss seven days after losing to the Rebels 6-5 at Trustmark Park. Courtesy: WDAMUSM hosts Ole Miss seven days after losing to the Rebels 6-5 at Trustmark Park. Courtesy: WDAM

    Having lost 13 seniors from last season’s Conference USA championship team, Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry was concerned about who might lead the Golden Eagles in 2017 when adversity strikes. Berry singled out senior Dylan Burdeaux.

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    Having lost 13 seniors from last season’s Conference USA championship team, Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry was concerned about who might lead the Golden Eagles in 2017 when adversity strikes. Berry singled out senior Dylan Burdeaux.

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  • Lou Holtz to speak at First Priority of South Mississippi's auction

    Lou Holtz to speak at First Priority of South Mississippi's auction

    Monday, April 17 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-04-18 03:56:41 GMT
    Legendary football coach Lou Holtz will be the guest speaker at First Priority of South Mississippi's 18th annual auction. Courtesy: WDAMLegendary football coach Lou Holtz will be the guest speaker at First Priority of South Mississippi's 18th annual auction. Courtesy: WDAM

    First Priority of South Mississippi holds its 18th annual live/silent auction to help fund the student-led campus evangeline ministry. This year’s guest speaker is former head football coach of 1988 National Champions Notre Dame and former ESPN analyst Lou Holtz.

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    First Priority of South Mississippi holds its 18th annual live/silent auction to help fund the student-led campus evangeline ministry. This year’s guest speaker is former head football coach of 1988 National Champions Notre Dame and former ESPN analyst Lou Holtz.

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  • USM women's golf ready for C-USA Championships

    USM women's golf ready for C-USA Championships

    Monday, April 17 2017 12:55 AM EDT2017-04-17 04:55:26 GMT
    Erika Brennan (right) is in her second season as the head coach of Southern Miss Women's Golf. Courtesy: WDAMErika Brennan (right) is in her second season as the head coach of Southern Miss Women's Golf. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss Women’s Golf enters Monday’s Conference USA Championships as the No. 2 seed and will tee off at 7:50 a.m.

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    Southern Miss Women’s Golf enters Monday’s Conference USA Championships as the No. 2 seed and will tee off at 7:50 a.m.

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