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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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    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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  • Southern Miss visits Batson Children's Hospital and Trademart

    Southern Miss visits Batson Children's Hospital and Trademart

    Friday, July 21 2017 12:35 AM EDT2017-07-21 04:35:18 GMT

    It was a black and gold Thursday in Jackson. Southern Miss football made their annual summertime visit to the state capital.

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    It was a black and gold Thursday in Jackson. Southern Miss football made their annual summertime visit to the state capital.

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  • Southern Miss RB Ito Smith on Doak Walker watch list

    Southern Miss RB Ito Smith on Doak Walker watch list

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:12:53 GMT

    The Mobile native finished fourth in C-USA last season with 112.2 rush yards per game. His 2016 campaign began with the biggest game of his career, a 36-carry, 173-yard onslaught that helped Southern Miss to a major comeback and 44-35 win at Kentucky.

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    The Mobile native finished fourth in C-USA last season with 112.2 rush yards per game. His 2016 campaign began with the biggest game of his career, a 36-carry, 173-yard onslaught that helped Southern Miss to a major comeback and 44-35 win at Kentucky.

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  • Southern Miss in spotlight at Conference USA Kickoff

    Southern Miss in spotlight at Conference USA Kickoff

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-07-19 23:57:17 GMT
    SOURCE: Conference USASOURCE: Conference USA

    Another day in July, another Magnolia State team in the Media Day spotlight. Southern Miss was in Texas on Wednesday for day 1 of the Conference USA Kickoff.

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    Another day in July, another Magnolia State team in the Media Day spotlight. Southern Miss was in Texas on Wednesday for day 1 of the Conference USA Kickoff.

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