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  • USM's Parker Shaunfield receives C-USA preseason award

    USM's Parker Shaunfield receives C-USA preseason award

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:54 PM EDT2018-07-17 03:54:57 GMT
    Southern Miss placekicker Parker Shaunfield. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss placekicker Parker Shaunfield. Courtesy: WDAM
    Southern Miss placekicker Parker Shaunfield. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss placekicker Parker Shaunfield. Courtesy: WDAM

    Conference USA announced its preseason awards on Monday, and a Southern Miss Golden Eagle was among the honorees. Senior placekicker Parker Shaunfield was named the 2018 C-USA Preseason Special Teams Player of the Year. Shaunfield converted the first 89 extra-point attempts of his career – which is a USM record. A 2017 semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award, Shaunfield converted 17-of-20 field goal attempts last season (85 percent).

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    Conference USA announced its preseason awards on Monday, and a Southern Miss Golden Eagle was among the honorees. Senior placekicker Parker Shaunfield was named the 2018 C-USA Preseason Special Teams Player of the Year. Shaunfield converted the first 89 extra-point attempts of his career – which is a USM record. A 2017 semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award, Shaunfield converted 17-of-20 field goal attempts last season (85 percent).

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  • Four more events for USM at the NCAA T&F outdoor championships

    Four more events for USM at the NCAA T&F outdoor championships

    Friday, June 8 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-06-08 23:35:45 GMT
    USM track and field. Courtesy: Southern MissUSM track and field. Courtesy: Southern Miss
    USM track and field. Courtesy: Southern MissUSM track and field. Courtesy: Southern Miss

    The only thing left to do is race. The Southern Miss track and field team has put in all the work it can to get to this moment – the finals of the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon. The Golden Eagles are set to appear in four events on Friday night at Hayward Field...

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    The only thing left to do is race. The Southern Miss track and field team has put in all the work it can to get to this moment – the finals of the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon. The Golden Eagles are set to appear in four events on Friday night at Hayward Field...

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  • Mississippi State wins 4 straight games to reach 3rd straight Super Regional

    Mississippi State wins 4 straight games to reach 3rd straight Super Regional

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 12:28 AM EDT2018-06-05 04:28:34 GMT

    Jake Mangum homered as the Bulldogs beat the Sooners 8-1.

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    Jake Mangum homered as the Bulldogs beat the Sooners 8-1.

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  • USM's Nick Sandlin taken by Indians in 2018 MLB Draft

    USM's Nick Sandlin taken by Indians in 2018 MLB Draft

    Monday, June 4 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-06-05 03:46:34 GMT
    The Golden Eagle ace finished the 2018 season with a 10-0 record, a 1.06 ERA, 144 strikeouts and only 18 walks in 102.1 innings. (Photo source: WDAM)The Golden Eagle ace finished the 2018 season with a 10-0 record, a 1.06 ERA, 144 strikeouts and only 18 walks in 102.1 innings. (Photo source: WDAM)

    The Cleveland Indians drafted University of Southern Mississippi right-handed pitcher Nick Sandlin with the 67th pick of the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft. 

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    The Cleveland Indians drafted University of Southern Mississippi right-handed pitcher Nick Sandlin with the 67th pick of the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft. 

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  • Dallas Baptist ends USM’s 2018 baseball season, 9-4, Fayetteville Regional

    Dallas Baptist ends USM’s 2018 baseball season, 9-4, Fayetteville Regional

    Sunday, June 3 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-06-04 01:16:29 GMT
    Dallas Baptist ends USM’s 2018 baseball season, 9-4, Fayetteville Regional; (Photo Source: WDAM)Dallas Baptist ends USM’s 2018 baseball season, 9-4, Fayetteville Regional; (Photo Source: WDAM)

    University of Southern Mississippi pitching could not keep the baseball from exiting the ballpark Sunday afternoon, and the Golden Eagles were handcuffed at the plate for a second consecutive day. As a result USM’s 2018 baseball season came to a conclusion at Baum Stadium, as the second-seeded Golden Eagles were eliminated from the Fayetteville Regional 9-4 by third-seeded Dallas Baptist University. 

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    University of Southern Mississippi pitching could not keep the baseball from exiting the ballpark Sunday afternoon, and the Golden Eagles were handcuffed at the plate for a second consecutive day. As a result USM’s 2018 baseball season came to a conclusion at Baum Stadium, as the second-seeded Golden Eagles were eliminated from the Fayetteville Regional 9-4 by third-seeded Dallas Baptist University. 

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  • Southern Miss falls to DBU 9-4, eliminated from NCAA baseball tournament

    Southern Miss falls to DBU 9-4, eliminated from NCAA baseball tournament

    Sunday, June 3 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-06-03 22:16:43 GMT
    USM falls to DBU 9-4, eliminated from the NCAA baseball tournament; (Photo Source: WDAM)USM falls to DBU 9-4, eliminated from the NCAA baseball tournament; (Photo Source: WDAM)
    USM falls to DBU 9-4, eliminated from the NCAA baseball tournament; (Photo Source: WDAM)USM falls to DBU 9-4, eliminated from the NCAA baseball tournament; (Photo Source: WDAM)

    Southern Miss fell to Dallas Baptist 9-4 in the NCAA Fayetteville regional tournament.

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    Southern Miss fell to Dallas Baptist 9-4 in the NCAA Fayetteville regional tournament.

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  • Arkansas pummels USM, 10-2, in Fayetteville Regional

    Arkansas pummels USM, 10-2, in Fayetteville Regional

    Sunday, June 3 2018 12:05 AM EDT2018-06-03 04:05:02 GMT

    Arkansas sent 11 batters to the plate in the second inning to build an early seven-run lead on its way to a 10-2 victory over Southern Miss Saturday night at the Fayetteville Regional.

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    Arkansas sent 11 batters to the plate in the second inning to build an early seven-run lead on its way to a 10-2 victory over Southern Miss Saturday night at the Fayetteville Regional.

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  • Golden Eagles fall to Arkansas 10-2 in NCAA Regional

    Golden Eagles fall to Arkansas 10-2 in NCAA Regional

    Saturday, June 2 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-06-03 03:00:21 GMT
    Southern Miss defeated () by Arkansas in NCAA Regional; (Photo Source: WDAM)Southern Miss defeated () by Arkansas in NCAA Regional; (Photo Source: WDAM)
    Southern Miss defeated () by Arkansas in NCAA Regional; (Photo Source: WDAM)Southern Miss defeated () by Arkansas in NCAA Regional; (Photo Source: WDAM)

    The Southern Miss Golden Eagles were defeated by the Arkansas Razorbacks 10-2 in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional.

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    The Southern Miss Golden Eagles were defeated by the Arkansas Razorbacks 10-2 in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional.

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  • Dallas Baptist outslugs Oral Roberts, 18-9, to stay alive in NCAA Regional

    Dallas Baptist outslugs Oral Roberts, 18-9, to stay alive in NCAA Regional

    Saturday, June 2 2018 7:41 PM EDT2018-06-02 23:41:56 GMT

    Dallas Baptist University hit four home runs in a five-run third inning to erase a four-run deficit, then piled on 10 more runs an inning later to bury Oral Roberts University 18-9 Saturday afternoon in an elimination game at the Fayetteville Regional.

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    Dallas Baptist University hit four home runs in a five-run third inning to erase a four-run deficit, then piled on 10 more runs an inning later to bury Oral Roberts University 18-9 Saturday afternoon in an elimination game at the Fayetteville Regional.

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  • Donaldson, Sandlin lead USM past Dallas Baptist, 9-0

    Donaldson, Sandlin lead USM past Dallas Baptist, 9-0

    Saturday, June 2 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-06-02 04:11:29 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi defeated Dallas Baptist 9-0 Friday evening in the second game of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Baum Stadium. (Photo source: WDAM)The University of Southern Mississippi defeated Dallas Baptist 9-0 Friday evening in the second game of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Baum Stadium. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Junior catcher Cole Donaldson drove in five runs. Junior right-handed pitcher Nick Sandlin struck out 10 batters over seven shutout innings, tying the Southern Miss record for most strikeouts in the NCAA tournament.  B6| Donaldson crushes his second HOMERUN of the season for a 3-run homer ?? USM 6 DBU 0 pic.twitter.com/3apDaTrPUn — Southern Miss Baseball (@SouthernMissBSB) June 2, 2018 Irby laces another 3-1 count into RF to score Donaldson...USM 3, Dallas Baptist ...

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    Junior catcher Cole Donaldson drove in five runs. Junior right-handed pitcher Nick Sandlin struck out 10 batters over seven shutout innings, tying the Southern Miss record for most strikeouts in the NCAA tournament.  B6| Donaldson crushes his second HOMERUN of the season for a 3-run homer ?? USM 6 DBU 0 pic.twitter.com/3apDaTrPUn — Southern Miss Baseball (@SouthernMissBSB) June 2, 2018 Irby laces another 3-1 count into RF to score Donaldson...USM 3, Dallas Baptist ...

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  • Arkansas’ 4 home runs shush Oral Roberts

    Arkansas’ 4 home runs shush Oral Roberts

    Friday, June 1 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-06-02 00:29:29 GMT

    The University of Arkansas hit four home runs Friday afternoon as the top-seeded Razorbacks topped fourth-seeded Oral Roberts University 10-2 in the opening round of the Fayetteville Regional.

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    The University of Arkansas hit four home runs Friday afternoon as the top-seeded Razorbacks topped fourth-seeded Oral Roberts University 10-2 in the opening round of the Fayetteville Regional.

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  • USM to open NCAA play tonight against Dallas Baptist

    USM to open NCAA play tonight against Dallas Baptist

    Friday, June 1 2018 2:09 PM EDT2018-06-01 18:09:42 GMT

    Last week, USM baseball team pulled off a feat that had only been done once before in program history when the Golden Eagles partnered a Conference USA postseason crown to go the league’s regular-season championship. But as well as USM played during that five-game stretch at MGM Park in Biloxi, the Golden Eagles believe they can perform even better, and they likely will need to when they open play at 7 p.m. Friday against Dallas Baptist.

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    Last week, USM baseball team pulled off a feat that had only been done once before in program history when the Golden Eagles partnered a Conference USA postseason crown to go the league’s regular-season championship. But as well as USM played during that five-game stretch at MGM Park in Biloxi, the Golden Eagles believe they can perform even better, and they likely will need to when they open play at 7 p.m. Friday against Dallas Baptist.

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  • USM to face Dallas Baptist in Fayetteville Regional

    USM to face Dallas Baptist in Fayetteville Regional

    Friday, June 1 2018 12:55 PM EDT2018-06-01 16:55:08 GMT
    After winning the Conference USA regular season and tournament championships, the University of Southern Mississippi will face Dallas Baptist Friday at 7 p.m. as the No. 2 seed in the Fayetteville Regional. (Photo source: Southern Miss)After winning the Conference USA regular season and tournament championships, the University of Southern Mississippi will face Dallas Baptist Friday at 7 p.m. as the No. 2 seed in the Fayetteville Regional. (Photo source: Southern Miss)

    After winning the Conference USA regular season and tournament championships, the University of Southern Mississippi will face Dallas Baptist Friday at 7 p.m. as the No. 2 seed in the Fayetteville Regional. The University of Arkansas (39-18) will host the Golden Eagles (43-16), No. 3 Dallas Baptist (40-19) and No. 4 Oral Roberts (38-18) at Baum Stadium from June 1 to June 4.  All games can be watched on ESPN3 online or followed on the radio through the Southern Miss I...

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    After winning the Conference USA regular season and tournament championships, the University of Southern Mississippi will face Dallas Baptist Friday at 7 p.m. as the No. 2 seed in the Fayetteville Regional. The University of Arkansas (39-18) will host the Golden Eagles (43-16), No. 3 Dallas Baptist (40-19) and No. 4 Oral Roberts (38-18) at Baum Stadium from June 1 to June 4.  All games can be watched on ESPN3 online or followed on the radio through the Southern Miss I...

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  • Two Southern Miss players named All-Americans

    Two Southern Miss players named All-Americans

    Thursday, May 31 2018 3:58 PM EDT2018-05-31 19:58:49 GMT
    Junior right-handed pitcher Nick Sandlin was named first-team All-America by Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America (Photo source: WDAM archive)Junior right-handed pitcher Nick Sandlin was named first-team All-America by Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America (Photo source: WDAM archive)
    The Golden Eagle ace finished the 2018 season with a 10-0 record, a 1.06 ERA, 144 strikeouts and only 18 walks in 102.1 innings. (Photo source: WDAM)The Golden Eagle ace finished the 2018 season with a 10-0 record, a 1.06 ERA, 144 strikeouts and only 18 walks in 102.1 innings. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Two University of Southern Mississippi baseball players were honored by being named to two different All-America teams on Thursday. Junior right-handed pitcher Nick Sandlin was named first-team All-America by Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America, while junior third basemen Luke Reynolds was named first-team by Collegiate Baseball and third team by Baseball America.  As the Golden Eagles' ace, Sandlin went 9-0 in 14 starts with a 1.13 earned run aver...More >>
    Two University of Southern Mississippi baseball players were honored by being named to two different All-America teams on Thursday. Junior right-handed pitcher Nick Sandlin was named first-team All-America by Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America, while junior third basemen Luke Reynolds was named first-team by Collegiate Baseball and third team by Baseball America.  As the Golden Eagles' ace, Sandlin went 9-0 in 14 starts with a 1.13 earned run aver...More >>
  • USM pitching hopes to repeat championship excellence

    USM pitching hopes to repeat championship excellence

    Thursday, May 31 2018 1:54 PM EDT2018-05-31 17:54:24 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi pitching staff turned in, arguably, its finest performance of the season during the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship last week at MGM Park in Biloxi. The Golden Eagles would like nothing more than to see history repeat itself this weekend at the Fayetteville Regional.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi pitching staff turned in, arguably, its finest performance of the season during the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship last week at MGM Park in Biloxi. The Golden Eagles would like nothing more than to see history repeat itself this weekend at the Fayetteville Regional.

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  • USM ready for C-USA tournament play

    USM ready for C-USA tournament play

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:14 AM EDT2018-05-22 05:14:55 GMT
    USM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss looks to add a Conference USA tournament title to its regular season crown this week in Biloxi. The Golden Eagles (39-15, 23-6 C-USA) open tournament play against UAB on Wednesday at 4 p.m. inside MGM Park. "Certainly, this tournament it's no different than a regional atmosphere, that's what it's about,” said USM head coach Scott Berry.

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    Southern Miss looks to add a Conference USA tournament title to its regular season crown this week in Biloxi. The Golden Eagles (39-15, 23-6 C-USA) open tournament play against UAB on Wednesday at 4 p.m. inside MGM Park. "Certainly, this tournament it's no different than a regional atmosphere, that's what it's about,” said USM head coach Scott Berry.

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  • USM’s Sandlin wins Ferriss Award

    USM’s Sandlin wins Ferriss Award

    Monday, May 21 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-05-21 20:18:41 GMT
    Junior pitcher Nick Sandlin won the 2018 C Spire Ferris Trophy Monday at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson. (Photo source: WDAM archive)Junior pitcher Nick Sandlin won the 2018 C Spire Ferris Trophy Monday at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson. (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    Junior pitcher Nick Sandlin won the 2018 C Spire Ferris Trophy Monday at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson.  The award, named for long-time Delta State University baseball coach David “Boo” Ferris, is given annually to Mississippi’s most outstanding college baseball player. College coaches and Major League Baseball scouts make up about 90 percent of the voting. Fans account for the other 10 percent. Other finalists included Southern Miss third ba...

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    Junior pitcher Nick Sandlin won the 2018 C Spire Ferris Trophy Monday at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson.  The award, named for long-time Delta State University baseball coach David “Boo” Ferris, is given annually to Mississippi’s most outstanding college baseball player. College coaches and Major League Baseball scouts make up about 90 percent of the voting. Fans account for the other 10 percent. Other finalists included Southern Miss third ba...

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  • Golden Eagles clinch C-USA baseball title, top seed in tournament

    Golden Eagles clinch C-USA baseball title, top seed in tournament

    Thursday, May 17 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-05-18 00:01:45 GMT
    The Golden Eagles will conclude spring drills at noon Saturday with the annual Black and Gold Game at M.M. Roberts Stadium.The Golden Eagles will conclude spring drills at noon Saturday with the annual Black and Gold Game at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

    Gabe Montenegro doubled three times in support of Nick Sandlin as Southern Miss clinched its second consecutive Conference USA regular-season baseball championship Thursday with a 10-2 win over Marshall.

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    Gabe Montenegro doubled three times in support of Nick Sandlin as Southern Miss clinched its second consecutive Conference USA regular-season baseball championship Thursday with a 10-2 win over Marshall.

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  • USM vs. Western Kentucky postponed until Saturday at 2 p.m.

    USM vs. Western Kentucky postponed until Saturday at 2 p.m.

    Saturday, April 7 2018 12:33 AM EDT2018-04-07 04:33:21 GMT
    USM baseball coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM baseball coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM baseball coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM baseball coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM

    Hunter Slater’s seventh home run of the season extended USM’s lead to 7-2 over Western Kentucky in the eighth inning. Not long after, the game was delayed due to weather. The Golden Eagles will continue Friday’s game on Saturday at 2 p.m. Forty-five minutes after the finish of the postponed contest, Southern Miss and Western Kentucky will play game two of the series.

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    Hunter Slater’s seventh home run of the season extended USM’s lead to 7-2 over Western Kentucky in the eighth inning. Not long after, the game was delayed due to weather. The Golden Eagles will continue Friday’s game on Saturday at 2 p.m. Forty-five minutes after the finish of the postponed contest, Southern Miss and Western Kentucky will play game two of the series.

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  • Rice coach Wayne Graham talks Southern Miss

    Rice coach Wayne Graham talks Southern Miss

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 12:17 AM EDT2018-04-03 04:17:55 GMT
    USM pitcher Nick Sandlin. Courtesy: WDAMUSM pitcher Nick Sandlin. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM pitcher Nick Sandlin. Courtesy: WDAMUSM pitcher Nick Sandlin. Courtesy: WDAM

    Despite falling to Rice 7-6 on Sunday, Southern Miss still ranks as high as No. 12 in the nation by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

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    Despite falling to Rice 7-6 on Sunday, Southern Miss still ranks as high as No. 12 in the nation by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

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  • USM blows late-game lead, falls to Rice 7-6

    USM blows late-game lead, falls to Rice 7-6

    Monday, April 2 2018 1:01 AM EDT2018-04-02 05:01:41 GMT
    USM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Golden Eagles entered the eighth inning with a 6-2 lead over Rice but saw the Owls leave Hattiesburg with a 7-6 win in the series finale. Southern Miss took the lead with a six-run fifth inning, thanks in large part to Matt Wallner’s grand slam over the centerfield fence. Cody Carroll held the Owls off in his 2.1 innings of relief, striking out five of the nine batters he faced.

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    The Golden Eagles entered the eighth inning with a 6-2 lead over Rice but saw the Owls leave Hattiesburg with a 7-6 win in the series finale. Southern Miss took the lead with a six-run fifth inning, thanks in large part to Matt Wallner’s grand slam over the centerfield fence. Cody Carroll held the Owls off in his 2.1 innings of relief, striking out five of the nine batters he faced.

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  • Matt Wallner's walk-off completes USM's comeback win over Rice

    Matt Wallner's walk-off completes USM's comeback win over Rice

    Sunday, April 1 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-04-01 04:10:44 GMT
    USM sophomore Matt Wallner. Courtesy: WDAMUSM sophomore Matt Wallner. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM sophomore Matt Wallner. Courtesy: WDAMUSM sophomore Matt Wallner. Courtesy: WDAM

    Although Matt Wallner provided the walk-off single to lift USM past Rice 8-7 in 12 innings, there were heroes up and down the Golden Eagle lineup in Saturday’s come-from-behind win. Southern Miss found themselves in quite a predicament after the Owls scored six runs in the top of the eighth inning to take a 7-2 lead.

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    Although Matt Wallner provided the walk-off single to lift USM past Rice 8-7 in 12 innings, there were heroes up and down the Golden Eagle lineup in Saturday’s come-from-behind win. Southern Miss found themselves in quite a predicament after the Owls scored six runs in the top of the eighth inning to take a 7-2 lead.

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  • USM's Wednesday visit to Tulane precedes C-USA opener on Friday

    USM's Wednesday visit to Tulane precedes C-USA opener on Friday

    Monday, March 12 2018 11:54 PM EDT2018-03-13 03:54:26 GMT
    USM sophomore pitcher Walker Powell. Courtesy: WDAMUSM sophomore pitcher Walker Powell. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM sophomore pitcher Walker Powell. Courtesy: WDAMUSM sophomore pitcher Walker Powell. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss is just four days away from opening the Conference USA slate against UTSA on Friday at Pete Taylor Park. But before then, the Golden Eagles (11-4) visit Tulane (8-8) on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Sophomore Walker Powell is expected to make his fourth start of the season on the mound.

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    Southern Miss is just four days away from opening the Conference USA slate against UTSA on Friday at Pete Taylor Park. But before then, the Golden Eagles (11-4) visit Tulane (8-8) on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Sophomore Walker Powell is expected to make his fourth start of the season on the mound.

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  • Samantha Papp's walk-off homer leads USM to first C-USA win of the year

    Samantha Papp's walk-off homer leads USM to first C-USA win of the year

    Monday, March 12 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-03-13 00:19:41 GMT
    USM junior catcher Samantha Papp (30). Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior catcher Samantha Papp (30). Courtesy: WDAM
    USM junior catcher Samantha Papp (30). Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior catcher Samantha Papp (30). Courtesy: WDAM

    It took extra innings, but Lady Eagle softball found a way to win its first Conference USA contest of the season on Sunday night. Junior catcher Samantha Papp hit a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift Southern Miss over Western Kentucky 2-0 on Sunday.

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    It took extra innings, but Lady Eagle softball found a way to win its first Conference USA contest of the season on Sunday night. Junior catcher Samantha Papp hit a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift Southern Miss over Western Kentucky 2-0 on Sunday.

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  • WDAM All-Star: USM senior D'Angelo Richardson

    WDAM All-Star: USM senior D'Angelo Richardson

    Tuesday, March 6 2018 12:35 AM EST2018-03-06 05:35:18 GMT
    USM senior guard D'Angelo Richardson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM senior guard D'Angelo Richardson. Courtesy: WDAM
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    The Golden Eagles’ regular season finale win over Louisiana Tech propelled them into the Conference USA tournament. It also marked the final home game for redshirt senior D’Angelo Richardson. The lone Southern Miss senior is glad he decided to transfer from Holmes Community College in 2016.

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    The Golden Eagles’ regular season finale win over Louisiana Tech propelled them into the Conference USA tournament. It also marked the final home game for redshirt senior D’Angelo Richardson. The lone Southern Miss senior is glad he decided to transfer from Holmes Community College in 2016.

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  • Dos & Don'ts of Hub City NCAA Regional

    Dos & Don'ts of Hub City NCAA Regional

    Monday, February 26 2018 12:26 PM EST2018-02-26 17:26:41 GMT
    Several items are prohibited for the regional tournament this weekend. Source: WDAMSeveral items are prohibited for the regional tournament this weekend. Source: WDAM
    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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  • Nick Sandlin's 14 strikeouts helps USM to 16-2 win over UT-Martin

    Nick Sandlin's 14 strikeouts helps USM to 16-2 win over UT-Martin

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:04 AM EST2018-02-24 06:04:19 GMT
    Nick Sandlin struck out a career-high nine batters in USM's 16-2 win over UT-Martin. Courtesy: WDAMNick Sandlin struck out a career-high nine batters in USM's 16-2 win over UT-Martin. Courtesy: WDAM
    Nick Sandlin struck out a career-high nine batters in USM's 16-2 win over UT-Martin. Courtesy: WDAMNick Sandlin struck out a career-high nine batters in USM's 16-2 win over UT-Martin. Courtesy: WDAM

    Less than 24 hours after scheduling a weekend series with Tennessee-Martin, Southern Miss laced it up against the Skyhawks at Pete Taylor Park. Granted, it took a three-hour rain delay before the contest finally began.

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    Less than 24 hours after scheduling a weekend series with Tennessee-Martin, Southern Miss laced it up against the Skyhawks at Pete Taylor Park. Granted, it took a three-hour rain delay before the contest finally began.

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  • Luke Reynolds name C-USA hitter of the week

    Luke Reynolds name C-USA hitter of the week

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:05 AM EST2018-02-20 05:05:04 GMT
    USM junior Luke Reynolds batted .600 in his first three games as a Golden Eagle. Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior Luke Reynolds batted .600 in his first three games as a Golden Eagle. Courtesy: WDAM

    Luke Reynolds had not played in a baseball game since 2015. However, he clearly didn’t miss a beat based on his performance in USM’s three-game sweep of Mississippi State.

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    Luke Reynolds had not played in a baseball game since 2015. However, he clearly didn’t miss a beat based on his performance in USM’s three-game sweep of Mississippi State.

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  • Christian Ostrander takes reins of USM pitching

    Christian Ostrander takes reins of USM pitching

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 3:47 PM EST2018-02-14 20:47:58 GMT
    Christian Ostrander enters his first season as USM's pitching coach. Courtesy: WDAMChristian Ostrander enters his first season as USM's pitching coach. Courtesy: WDAM

    For seven years as the head baseball coach of Jones County Junior College, Christian Ostrander watched the Southern Miss program from a distance. Third-year JCJC head coach Chris Kirtland spent six seasons on Ostrander’s Bobcat staff and knows what coach “Oz” can bring in his first season as the Golden Eagles pitching coach.

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    For seven years as the head baseball coach of Jones County Junior College, Christian Ostrander watched the Southern Miss program from a distance. Third-year JCJC head coach Chris Kirtland spent six seasons on Ostrander’s Bobcat staff and knows what coach “Oz” can bring in his first season as the Golden Eagles pitching coach.

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  • Lady Eagles beat Marshall, improve to 10-2 at home

    Lady Eagles beat Marshall, improve to 10-2 at home

    Monday, February 5 2018 12:53 AM EST2018-02-05 05:53:57 GMT
    USM improved to 13-9 with its win over Marshall on Sunday. Courtesy: WDAMUSM improved to 13-9 with its win over Marshall on Sunday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Despite the absence of their starting point guard Shonte Hailes, the Lady Eagles found a way to get past Marshall 70-61 on Sunday afternoon. Southern Miss improved to 13-9 (5-4 Conference USA) with the win and is now 10-2 inside Reed-Green Coliseum.

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    Despite the absence of their starting point guard Shonte Hailes, the Lady Eagles found a way to get past Marshall 70-61 on Sunday afternoon. Southern Miss improved to 13-9 (5-4 Conference USA) with the win and is now 10-2 inside Reed-Green Coliseum.

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  • Ito Smith wraps up Southern Miss football career at Senior Bowl

    Ito Smith wraps up Southern Miss football career at Senior Bowl

    Monday, January 29 2018 12:50 AM EST2018-01-29 05:50:55 GMT
    Ito Smith finished his Southern Miss career as the all-time leader in career all-purpose yards (6,512). Courtesy: WDAMIto Smith finished his Southern Miss career as the all-time leader in career all-purpose yards (6,512). Courtesy: WDAM

    For four years, Southern Miss fans have known No. 25 as Ito Smith. The running back was often called “The Judge,” laying down the law on the football field. While USM fans have grown accustomed to hearing, ‘Touchdown Ito,’ some might be interested to learn that his given name is Romerius Dejuante Smith.

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    For four years, Southern Miss fans have known No. 25 as Ito Smith. The running back was often called “The Judge,” laying down the law on the football field. While USM fans have grown accustomed to hearing, ‘Touchdown Ito,’ some might be interested to learn that his given name is Romerius Dejuante Smith.

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  • Cortez Edwards leading USM in scoring

    Cortez Edwards leading USM in scoring

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 12:18 AM EST2018-01-24 05:18:13 GMT
    USM junior guard Cortez Edwards. Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior guard Cortez Edwards. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss basketball coach Doc Sadler has talked about how grateful he is for the players that committed to USM despite facing postseason bans and other obstacles due to NCAA sanctions inherited from the Donnie Tyndall campaign. Cortez Edwards is one of a handful of Golden Eagles that trusted in Sadler and Southern Miss.

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    Southern Miss basketball coach Doc Sadler has talked about how grateful he is for the players that committed to USM despite facing postseason bans and other obstacles due to NCAA sanctions inherited from the Donnie Tyndall campaign. Cortez Edwards is one of a handful of Golden Eagles that trusted in Sadler and Southern Miss.

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  • WDAM All-Star: USM guard Shonte "Dump" Hailes

    WDAM All-Star: USM guard Shonte "Dump" Hailes

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 12:04 AM EST2018-01-24 05:04:39 GMT
    Shonte Hailes scored a career-high 28 points in the Lady Eagles' 80-63 win over UAB. Courtesy: WDAMShonte Hailes scored a career-high 28 points in the Lady Eagles' 80-63 win over UAB. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Lady Eagles come off a huge road trip, notching wins over UAB and Middle Tennessee. The key behind those wins was the play of guard Shonte “Dump” Hailes. The sophomore poured in a career-high 28 points to help upset the Blazers 80-63.

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    The Lady Eagles come off a huge road trip, notching wins over UAB and Middle Tennessee. The key behind those wins was the play of guard Shonte “Dump” Hailes. The sophomore poured in a career-high 28 points to help upset the Blazers 80-63.

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  • USM looks to remain unbeaten at home vs. Rice

    USM looks to remain unbeaten at home vs. Rice

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:54 PM EST2018-01-18 04:54:12 GMT
    Southern Miss is 7-0 inside Reed-Green Coliseum this season. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss is 7-0 inside Reed-Green Coliseum this season. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Golden Eagles have not just been good inside Reed-Green Coliseum this season – they’ve been perfect. An undefeated 7-0 in Hattiesburg, Southern Miss hopes to continue its home court advantage this weekend when it hosts Rice on Thursday and North Texas on Saturday.

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    The Golden Eagles have not just been good inside Reed-Green Coliseum this season – they’ve been perfect. An undefeated 7-0 in Hattiesburg, Southern Miss hopes to continue its home court advantage this weekend when it hosts Rice on Thursday and North Texas on Saturday.

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  • USM basketball unbeaten at home, looks to improve on the road

    USM basketball unbeaten at home, looks to improve on the road

    Monday, January 8 2018 9:12 PM EST2018-01-09 02:12:40 GMT
    USM basketball is 7-0 at home this season. Courtesy: WDAMUSM basketball is 7-0 at home this season. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Golden Eagles’ ten-point win over UTSA on Saturday improved their record to 9-8. USM’s ninth win of last season did not come until February 25. That experience a year ago gave the Eagles perspective and is paying dividends this season. “All the guys got to experience going through those tough times together so it makes us closer,” said USM junior guard Cortez Edwards.

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    The Golden Eagles’ ten-point win over UTSA on Saturday improved their record to 9-8. USM’s ninth win of last season did not come until February 25. That experience a year ago gave the Eagles perspective and is paying dividends this season. “All the guys got to experience going through those tough times together so it makes us closer,” said USM junior guard Cortez Edwards.

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  • Southern Miss sending Dorbeck & Harris to C-USA Media Kickoff

    Southern Miss sending Dorbeck & Harris to C-USA Media Kickoff

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 5:08 PM EDT2018-07-11 21:08:44 GMT
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    Conference USA’s 2018 Football Media Kickoff is set for Wednesday-Thursday, July 18-19, in Frisco, Texas.

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    Conference USA’s 2018 Football Media Kickoff is set for Wednesday-Thursday, July 18-19, in Frisco, Texas.

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  • USM's Kirk McCarty, Nick Sandlin team up in minor leagues

    USM's Kirk McCarty, Nick Sandlin team up in minor leagues

    Monday, July 9 2018 12:13 AM EDT2018-07-09 04:13:44 GMT
    Former Southern Miss pitcher Kirk McCarty. Courtesy: Minor League BaseballFormer Southern Miss pitcher Kirk McCarty. Courtesy: Minor League Baseball
    Former Southern Miss pitcher Kirk McCarty. Courtesy: Minor League BaseballFormer Southern Miss pitcher Kirk McCarty. Courtesy: Minor League Baseball

    For a moment, the Lake County Captains resembled the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Saturday. USM pitchers Kirk McCarty and Nick Sandlin helped the Captains – Single A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians – to a 3-0 win on Saturday. McCarty struck out a career-high 11 batters and gave up just two hits in 6 1/3 innings pitched. Sandlin earned his first professional save while striking out two in the ninth inning.

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    For a moment, the Lake County Captains resembled the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Saturday. USM pitchers Kirk McCarty and Nick Sandlin helped the Captains – Single A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians – to a 3-0 win on Saturday. McCarty struck out a career-high 11 batters and gave up just two hits in 6 1/3 innings pitched. Sandlin earned his first professional save while striking out two in the ninth inning.

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  • USM QB Howard says he’s leaving Golden Eagles

    USM QB Howard says he’s leaving Golden Eagles

    Saturday, July 7 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-07-07 16:22:13 GMT
    Keon Howard, is leaving USM; (Photo source: WDAM)Keon Howard, is leaving USM; (Photo source: WDAM)

    University of Southern Mississippi quarterback Keon Howard, who started eight games behind center the past two seasons, announced via Twitter Thursday that he was leaving the Golden Eagles.

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    University of Southern Mississippi quarterback Keon Howard, who started eight games behind center the past two seasons, announced via Twitter Thursday that he was leaving the Golden Eagles.

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