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  • Erik Losey brings passion, "juice" to USM football

    Erik Losey brings passion, "juice" to USM football

    Monday, November 13 2017 1:37 AM EST2017-11-13 06:37:07 GMT
    USM offensive line coach Erik Losey. Courtesy: WDAMUSM offensive line coach Erik Losey. Courtesy: WDAM

    In just his first season as USM's offensive line coach, Erik Losey has already put his stamp on the program. Much of the energy coach Losey brings to the Golden Eagles is inspired by watching his favorite WWE professional wrestler "Triple H."

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    In just his first season as USM's offensive line coach, Erik Losey has already put his stamp on the program. Much of the energy coach Losey brings to the Golden Eagles is inspired by watching his favorite WWE professional wrestler "Triple H."

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  • USM quarterback Kwadra Griggs expected to start Saturday

    USM quarterback Kwadra Griggs expected to start Saturday

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

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

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

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  • Darian Yancey: A lover of football and animals

    Darian Yancey: A lover of football and animals

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

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

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

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  • USM football coach Jay Hopson previews Tennessee contest

    USM football coach Jay Hopson previews Tennessee contest

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

    WDAM All-Star: USM senior Rod Crayton

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-10-31 04:21:06 GMT
    USM senior defensive lineman Rod Crayton. Courtesy: WDAMUSM senior defensive lineman Rod Crayton. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss defensive lineman Rod Crayton has defied the odds his entire life. When the fifth-year senior wraps up his Golden Eagle career, he hopes to prove even more people wrong by making a run at the National Football League. But if pro football isn't in the cards for Crayton, he has a back-up plan.

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    Southern Miss defensive lineman Rod Crayton has defied the odds his entire life. When the fifth-year senior wraps up his Golden Eagle career, he hopes to prove even more people wrong by making a run at the National Football League. But if pro football isn't in the cards for Crayton, he has a back-up plan.

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  • UAB smothers USM in second half

    UAB smothers USM in second half

    Sunday, October 29 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-10-29 21:02:51 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi and University of Alabama-Birmingham had not played each other since 2014.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi and University of Alabama-Birmingham had not played each other since 2014.

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  • Following emotional win, USM turns focus toward UAB

    Following emotional win, USM turns focus toward UAB

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-10-24 04:12:03 GMT
    USM junior linebacker Allen Fails Jr. (49). Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior linebacker Allen Fails Jr. (49). Courtesy: WDAM

    Trailing Louisiana Tech by 11 points with just 1:30 to play, Southern Miss had a 0.2 percent win probability. But the Golden Eagles pulled off the improbable, beating the Bulldogs 34-27 in double overtime and improving to 3-1 in the Conference USA. "Jumping up, screaming, I was crawling," said USM junior defensive lineman Delmond Landry of his actions after the Eagles' win.

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    Trailing Louisiana Tech by 11 points with just 1:30 to play, Southern Miss had a 0.2 percent win probability. But the Golden Eagles pulled off the improbable, beating the Bulldogs 34-27 in double overtime and improving to 3-1 in the Conference USA. "Jumping up, screaming, I was crawling," said USM junior defensive lineman Delmond Landry of his actions after the Eagles' win.

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  • USM overcomes turnovers, late deficit to beat Louisiana Tech

    USM overcomes turnovers, late deficit to beat Louisiana Tech

    Monday, October 23 2017 1:32 AM EDT2017-10-23 05:32:12 GMT
    USM head coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss was knocking on Louisiana Tech's door, in position to take its first lead of the game in the fourth quarter. However, Tez Parks fumbled at the one-yard-line and the Bulldogs drove 96 yards to the end zone. In the blink of an eye, the Golden Eagles trailed by 11 points with just 4:08 to play. With time precious, USM did not waver for a second.

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    Southern Miss was knocking on Louisiana Tech's door, in position to take its first lead of the game in the fourth quarter. However, Tez Parks fumbled at the one-yard-line and the Bulldogs drove 96 yards to the end zone. In the blink of an eye, the Golden Eagles trailed by 11 points with just 4:08 to play. With time precious, USM did not waver for a second.

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  • Korey Robertson comes up with two big TD catches in USM win

    Korey Robertson comes up with two big TD catches in USM win

    Monday, October 23 2017 12:55 AM EDT2017-10-23 04:55:40 GMT
    USM junior Korey Robertson (18) caught a career-high nine passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns in USM's win over Louisiana Tech. Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior Korey Robertson (18) caught a career-high nine passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns in USM's win over Louisiana Tech. Courtesy: WDAM

    It takes more than two hands to count the number of game-changing plays made in USM's 34-27 double-overtime win over Louisiana Tech. However, there are two plays in particular that stand out - Korey Robertson's touchdown grab in the fourth quarter and the catch that proved to be the game-winner for Southern Miss in the second overtime.

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    It takes more than two hands to count the number of game-changing plays made in USM's 34-27 double-overtime win over Louisiana Tech. However, there are two plays in particular that stand out - Korey Robertson's touchdown grab in the fourth quarter and the catch that proved to be the game-winner for Southern Miss in the second overtime.

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  • USM quarterback competition remains a weekly battle

    USM quarterback competition remains a weekly battle

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

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

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

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  • USM freshman Jaylond Adams grabs first career TD

    USM freshman Jaylond Adams grabs first career TD

    Monday, October 16 2017 12:39 AM EDT2017-10-16 04:39:14 GMT
    USM freshman wide receiver Jaylond Adams. Courtesy: WDAMUSM freshman wide receiver Jaylond Adams. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss defeated UTEP 24-0 on Saturday, but it took a moment for the Golden Eagle offense to get going. USM turned to a freshman to kick-start its offense. Wide receiver Jaylond Adams hauled in a 52-yard touchdown from Keon Howard to put the Eagles on the board in the first quarter.

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    Southern Miss defeated UTEP 24-0 on Saturday, but it took a moment for the Golden Eagle offense to get going. USM turned to a freshman to kick-start its offense. Wide receiver Jaylond Adams hauled in a 52-yard touchdown from Keon Howard to put the Eagles on the board in the first quarter.

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  • USM's Ito Smith named C-USA offensive player of week

    USM's Ito Smith named C-USA offensive player of week

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-10-10 21:53:24 GMT
    USM running back Ito Smith. Courtesy: WDAMUSM running back Ito Smith. Courtesy: WDAM
    For the second time this season and second time in his career, Southern Miss running back Ito Smith earned Conference USA Offensive Player of the week honors. The honor came after Smith rushed for 178 yards on 17 carries, including an 89-yard touchdown run in the Golden Eagles’ 31-29 win over UTSA. The senior’s touchdown scamper marked the longest scoring run in school history and hoped him move ahead of Ben Garry and Derrick Nix to second place on USM’s all-time r...More >>
    For the second time this season and second time in his career, Southern Miss running back Ito Smith earned Conference USA Offensive Player of the week honors. The honor came after Smith rushed for 178 yards on 17 carries, including an 89-yard touchdown run in the Golden Eagles’ 31-29 win over UTSA. The senior’s touchdown scamper marked the longest scoring run in school history and hoped him move ahead of Ben Garry and Derrick Nix to second place on USM’s all-time r...More >>
  • USM QB status: 'Waiting to see"

    USM QB status: 'Waiting to see"

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

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

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

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  • WDAM All-Star: USM's Paxton Schrimsher

    WDAM All-Star: USM's Paxton Schrimsher

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-10-10 21:34:27 GMT
    USM sophomore linebacker Paxton Schrimsher. Courtesy: WDAMUSM sophomore linebacker Paxton Schrimsher. Courtesy: WDAM

    “I remember thinking like, I made two or three tackles back to back to back and I was like, ‘This is going to be a long game,’” said USM sophomore linebacker Paxton Schrimsher. Schrimsher ended up with five tackles, including two for loss, in the Golden Eagles' 31-29 win over UTSA.

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    “I remember thinking like, I made two or three tackles back to back to back and I was like, ‘This is going to be a long game,’” said USM sophomore linebacker Paxton Schrimsher. Schrimsher ended up with five tackles, including two for loss, in the Golden Eagles' 31-29 win over UTSA.

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  • Full Jay Hopson press conference

    Full Jay Hopson press conference

    Monday, October 9 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-10-10 01:15:30 GMT
    USM head football coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head football coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss head football coach Jay Hopson recaps the Golden Eagles' 31-29 win over UTSA and previews USM's homecoming game against UTEP on Saturday.

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    Southern Miss head football coach Jay Hopson recaps the Golden Eagles' 31-29 win over UTSA and previews USM's homecoming game against UTEP on Saturday.

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  • Full Jay Hopson press conference

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

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

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

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  • USM basketball holds first practice of 2017-18 season

    USM basketball holds first practice of 2017-18 season

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Former Golden Eagles remember 1997 football team

    Former Golden Eagles remember 1997 football team

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

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

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

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  • USM assistant football coach takes leave of absence

    USM assistant football coach takes leave of absence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • USM offensive line making strides

    USM offensive line making strides

    Monday, September 25 2017 12:38 AM EDT2017-09-25 04:38:51 GMT
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    Southern Miss enjoyed a bye this week after beating Louisiana-Monroe 28-17 last Saturday. In that win over the Warhawks, the Golden Eagles rushed for a season-high 284 yards as Ito Smith racked up a career-high 219 on the ground.

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

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  • A look back: 1997 Southern Miss football

    A look back: 1997 Southern Miss football

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

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

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

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  • Ito Smith climbs USM record books after career-high 219 rushing yards

    Ito Smith climbs USM record books after career-high 219 rushing yards

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:26 AM EDT2017-09-19 05:26:56 GMT
    Ito Smith rushed for a career-high 219 yards in USM's 28-17 win over ULM. Courtesy: WDAMIto Smith rushed for a career-high 219 yards in USM's 28-17 win over ULM. Courtesy: WDAM

    Coming off the third-most rushing yards in a single Southern Miss season (1,459) in 2016, Ito Smith garnered all the hype headed into his senior year. The running back was named to the Doak Walker and Maxwell Award watch lists before the 2017 season. Smith failed to eclipse the 100-yard mark in USM's first two games, but finally erupted in game three.

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    Coming off the third-most rushing yards in a single Southern Miss season (1,459) in 2016, Ito Smith garnered all the hype headed into his senior year. The running back was named to the Doak Walker and Maxwell Award watch lists before the 2017 season. Smith failed to eclipse the 100-yard mark in USM's first two games, but finally erupted in game three.

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  • USM deep at defensive line

    USM deep at defensive line

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:36 AM EDT2017-09-19 04:36:28 GMT
    USM linebacker Racheem Boothe (41). Courtesy: WDAMUSM linebacker Racheem Boothe (41). Courtesy: WDAM

    USM's 28-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday marked the third straight game the "Nasty Bunch" defense held its opponent to under 20 points. A week after holding Southern to a school-record 0-for-12 on third down, the Golden Eagles limited the Warhawks to 3-for-16 on Saturday including a goal line stand from the one-yard line in the second quarter.

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    USM's 28-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday marked the third straight game the "Nasty Bunch" defense held its opponent to under 20 points. A week after holding Southern to a school-record 0-for-12 on third down, the Golden Eagles limited the Warhawks to 3-for-16 on Saturday including a goal line stand from the one-yard line in the second quarter.

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  • USM efficient on both sides of ball in win over ULM

    USM efficient on both sides of ball in win over ULM

    Monday, September 18 2017 1:10 AM EDT2017-09-18 05:10:36 GMT
    Allenzae Staggers (15) had a game-high four receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown in USM's 28-17 win over ULM. Courtesy: WDAMAllenzae Staggers (15) had a game-high four receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown in USM's 28-17 win over ULM. Courtesy: WDAM

    For three straight weeks, Southern Miss has played competitive football, resulting in a 2-1 record after the Golden Eagles knocked off Louisiana-Monroe 28-17 on Saturday. "I call it a win and a win's a win," said USM second-year head coach Jay Hopson.

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    For three straight weeks, Southern Miss has played competitive football, resulting in a 2-1 record after the Golden Eagles knocked off Louisiana-Monroe 28-17 on Saturday. "I call it a win and a win's a win," said USM second-year head coach Jay Hopson.

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  • USM freshmen seeing the football field

    USM freshmen seeing the football field

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • USM defense scores two touchdowns in Southern win

    USM defense scores two touchdowns in Southern win

    Monday, September 11 2017 1:02 AM EDT2017-09-11 05:02:17 GMT
    Xavier Thigpen (32) celebrates after recovering a fumble for a touchdown in USM's 45-0 win over Southern. Courtesy: WDAMXavier Thigpen (32) celebrates after recovering a fumble for a touchdown in USM's 45-0 win over Southern. Courtesy: WDAM

    When the Southern Miss box score reads 45-0, it's easy to see the Golden Eagle offense was productive in Saturday's win over Southern. However, the USM defense played just as pivotal, if not more significant, of a role on Saturday.

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    When the Southern Miss box score reads 45-0, it's easy to see the Golden Eagle offense was productive in Saturday's win over Southern. However, the USM defense played just as pivotal, if not more significant, of a role on Saturday.

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  • Kwadra Griggs efficient in first USM start

    Kwadra Griggs efficient in first USM start

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

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

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

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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Rain plans in place for regional tournament

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 2:58 PM EDT2017-05-31 18:58:34 GMT
    Rain, rain, go away at Pete Taylor Park. Source: Jac Bedrossian.Rain, rain, go away at Pete Taylor Park. Source: Jac Bedrossian.

    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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  • Mississippi State will face South Alabama for a fourth time this year in Hattiesburg Regional

    Mississippi State will face South Alabama for a fourth time this year in Hattiesburg Regional

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 12:05 AM EDT2017-05-31 04:05:53 GMT

    Mississippi State and South Alabama renew their rivalry in the NCAA Hattiesburg Regional on Friday night.

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    Mississippi State and South Alabama renew their rivalry in the NCAA Hattiesburg Regional on Friday night.

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  • Southern Miss bats take aim on Illinois-Chicago a team that relies on solid pitching

    Southern Miss bats take aim on Illinois-Chicago a team that relies on solid pitching

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-05-31 03:54:58 GMT

    Southern Miss brings one of the most explosive teams into the NCAA Hattiesburg Regional opening game one 1 p.m. Friday.

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    Southern Miss brings one of the most explosive teams into the NCAA Hattiesburg Regional opening game one 1 p.m. Friday.

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  • Southern Miss announces Hattiesburg Regional sold out

    Southern Miss announces Hattiesburg Regional sold out

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-05-30 22:39:28 GMT
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    There are a limited number of tournament general admission books remaining for Southern Miss students for the regional and they can purchase those beginning at 8 a.m., Wednesday May 31, at the Pat Ferlise Center or via the phone at 1-800-844-TICK (8425). Students must present their valid Southern Miss Student ID and the books are $45.

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    There are a limited number of tournament general admission books remaining for Southern Miss students for the regional and they can purchase those beginning at 8 a.m., Wednesday May 31, at the Pat Ferlise Center or via the phone at 1-800-844-TICK (8425). Students must present their valid Southern Miss Student ID and the books are $45.

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  • Southern Miss releases ticket info for NCAA baseball regional

    Southern Miss releases ticket info for NCAA baseball regional

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 3:24 PM EDT2017-05-30 19:24:26 GMT
    SOURCE: NCAA.comSOURCE: NCAA.com

    It was announced Monday morning that Southern Miss will be hosting Mississippi State, South Alabama, and UIC. 

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    It was announced Monday morning that Southern Miss will be hosting Mississippi State, South Alabama, and UIC. 

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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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  • 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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  • C-USA Baseball Tournament Report: Southern Miss Racks Up Post Season Honors

    C-USA Baseball Tournament Report: Southern Miss Racks Up Post Season Honors

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:46 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:46:52 GMT

    No. 1 seed is a big favorite to win back-to-back Conference USA Baseball Tournament titles.  MGM Park is hosting the big event with 8 teams vying to win the championship.  On Tuesday C-USA was awards day and Southern Miss got their share of top honors.

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    No. 1 seed is a big favorite to win back-to-back Conference USA Baseball Tournament titles.  MGM Park is hosting the big event with 8 teams vying to win the championship.  On Tuesday C-USA was awards day and Southern Miss got their share of top honors.

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  • MGM Park ready to host C-USA Baseball Tournament beginning Wednesday

    MGM Park ready to host C-USA Baseball Tournament beginning Wednesday

    Monday, May 22 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:45:20 GMT

    Baseball fans on the coast have a golden opportunity to watch one of the hottest teams in the college ranks, Southern Miss. MGM Park is hosting the Conference-USA Tournament this week.

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    Baseball fans on the coast have a golden opportunity to watch one of the hottest teams in the college ranks, Southern Miss. MGM Park is hosting the Conference-USA Tournament this week.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 >>
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 baseball falls to Rice

    USM baseball falls to Rice

    Saturday, April 15 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-04-16 02:29:06 GMT

    Southern Miss baseball fell to Rice Saturday 11-4 in a Conference USA contest.

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    Southern Miss baseball fell to Rice Saturday 11-4 in a Conference USA contest.

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  • USM baseball team schedule

    USM baseball team schedule

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 8:12 AM EDT2017-04-12 12:12:19 GMT

    Click here for the USM baseball team schedule.

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    Click here for the USM baseball team schedule.

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  • Clutch hitting pushes USM past FIU, 5-1

    Monday, April 10 2017 8:38 AM EDT2017-04-10 12:38:33 GMT
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    Friday night, the University of Southern Mississippi mashed 16 hits to bludgeon its way past visiting Florida International University at Taylor Park. Saturday afternoon, the 17th-ranked Golden Eagles relied more on some clutch hitting.

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    Friday night, the University of Southern Mississippi mashed 16 hits to bludgeon its way past visiting Florida International University at Taylor Park. Saturday afternoon, the 17th-ranked Golden Eagles relied more on some clutch hitting.

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  • Braley becomes double threat for USM baseball

    Braley becomes double threat for USM baseball

    Monday, April 3 2017 10:36 PM EDT2017-04-04 02:36:02 GMT
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    He’s the man his teammates call ‘Meat,” a rededicated diamond dog with a cannon arm and booming bat who lives in a perpetually dirty uniform. 

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    He’s the man his teammates call ‘Meat,” a rededicated diamond dog with a cannon arm and booming bat who lives in a perpetually dirty uniform. 

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  • Keys 1-hitter finishes off USM baseball sweep

    Keys 1-hitter finishes off USM baseball sweep

    Sunday, April 2 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-04-02 23:11:58 GMT
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    Daniel Keating drove in four runs with two of Southern Miss’ five home runs Sunday as the No. 23 Golden Eagles beat Western Kentucky 13-1 in eight innings. 

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    Daniel Keating drove in four runs with two of Southern Miss’ five home runs Sunday as the No. 23 Golden Eagles beat Western Kentucky 13-1 in eight innings. 

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  • Cooper, Boyd both homer in USM victory

    Cooper, Boyd both homer in USM victory

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 10:33 PM EDT2017-03-30 02:33:48 GMT
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    The University of Southern Mississippi did the majority of its best work at the plate Wednesday night when it was down to its last outs.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi did the majority of its best work at the plate Wednesday night when it was down to its last outs.

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  • Southern Miss baseball moves into Top 25

    Southern Miss baseball moves into Top 25

    Monday, March 20 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-03-20 23:32:32 GMT
    USM junior Taylor Braley rounds third after hitting his fifth home run of the season in the Golden Eagles' 13-9 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior Taylor Braley rounds third after hitting his fifth home run of the season in the Golden Eagles' 13-9 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAM

    After a sweep of a five-game slate last week, University of Southern Mississippi baseball earned some national recognition.

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    After a sweep of a five-game slate last week, University of Southern Mississippi baseball earned some national recognition.

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  • USM baseball clinches Louisiana Tech series

    USM baseball clinches Louisiana Tech series

    Sunday, March 19 2017 12:20 AM EDT2017-03-19 04:20:31 GMT
    USM junior Taylor Braley rounds third after hitting his fifth home run of the season in the Golden Eagles' 13-9 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior Taylor Braley rounds third after hitting his fifth home run of the season in the Golden Eagles' 13-9 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss baseball is off to a hot start in Conference USA play, clinching a series win over No. 23 Louisiana Tech with a 13-9 win on Saturday.

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    Southern Miss baseball is off to a hot start in Conference USA play, clinching a series win over No. 23 Louisiana Tech with a 13-9 win on Saturday.

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  • Southern Miss opens C-USA at Louisiana Tech

    Southern Miss opens C-USA at Louisiana Tech

    Friday, March 17 2017 11:02 AM EDT2017-03-17 15:02:30 GMT
    USM's Hunter Slater (21) went 1-4 with one RBI in the Golden Eagles' 5-4 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette. Courtesy: WDAMUSM's Hunter Slater (21) went 1-4 with one RBI in the Golden Eagles' 5-4 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette. Courtesy: WDAM

    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team will take a tough, first step into the so-called second season, when it opens Conference USA play on the road against the league’s most winning ballclub. 

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    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team will take a tough, first step into the so-called second season, when it opens Conference USA play on the road against the league’s most winning ballclub. 

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

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

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

    USM fans take advantage of last tailgating opportunity Saturday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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