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  • NBA setting up hotline to report misconduct, work concerns

    NBA setting up hotline to report misconduct, work concerns

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:24 PM EST2018-02-23 02:24:25 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 7:06 AM EST2018-02-23 12:06:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File). FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2015, file photo, Dallas Mavericks team owner Mark Cuban shouts in the direction of an official during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, in Dallas. The Mavericks have hired outside...(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File). FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2015, file photo, Dallas Mavericks team owner Mark Cuban shouts in the direction of an official during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, in Dallas. The Mavericks have hired outside...
    The NBA is establishing a confidential hotline for league and team employees to report concerns about misconduct in their workplace, following a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile environment for...More >>
    The NBA is establishing a confidential hotline for league and team employees to report concerns about misconduct in their workplace, following a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile environment for women in the Dallas Mavericks organization.More >>
  • A 2nd Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics

    A 2nd Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics

    Friday, February 23 2018 5:34 AM EST2018-02-23 10:34:42 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 7:06 AM EST2018-02-23 12:06:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia take a curve in their third heat during the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, ...(AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia take a curve in their third heat during the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, ...

    A second Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, a day before the International Olympic Committee's executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday's closing...

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    A second Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, a day before the International Olympic Committee's executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday's closing ceremony.

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  • AP Exclusive: Medal haul well short of USOC projections

    AP Exclusive: Medal haul well short of USOC projections

    Friday, February 23 2018 3:24 AM EST2018-02-23 08:24:42 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 7:06 AM EST2018-02-23 12:06:09 GMT
    (AP Photo). This chart obtained by The Associated Press shows the U.S. Olympic Committee's medal projections for the 2018 Winter Games in a slide presented last year to the USOC board. The USOC targeted 37 medals for Team USA in Pyeongchang, South Korea.(AP Photo). This chart obtained by The Associated Press shows the U.S. Olympic Committee's medal projections for the 2018 Winter Games in a slide presented last year to the USOC board. The USOC targeted 37 medals for Team USA in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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    AP Exclusive: US medal haul falls well short of USOC's internal projections.More >>
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  • HPD, HFD set to face off in pickup basketball game

    HPD, HFD set to face off in pickup basketball game

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:03 PM EST2018-02-22 21:03:53 GMT
    The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each other in a pickup basketball game at halftime during the University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP Sunday. (Photo source: Facebook)The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each other in a pickup basketball game at halftime during the University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP Sunday. (Photo source: Facebook)
    The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each other in a pickup basketball game at halftime during the University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP Sunday. (Photo source: Facebook)The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each other in a pickup basketball game at halftime during the University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP Sunday. (Photo source: Facebook)

    The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each-other in a pick-up basketball game at halftime during the Southern Miss Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP. 

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    The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each-other in a pick-up basketball game at halftime during the Southern Miss Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP. 

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  • Carey ‘steals’ 13-6 victory over Vermont St. Joe’s

    Carey ‘steals’ 13-6 victory over Vermont St. Joe’s

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-02-21 22:35:04 GMT

    William Carey University banged out 13 hits and swiped 12 bases Tuesday to overwhelm visiting College of St. Joseph’s of Vermont 13-6 at Milton Wheeler Field. 

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    William Carey University banged out 13 hits and swiped 12 bases Tuesday to overwhelm visiting College of St. Joseph’s of Vermont 13-6 at Milton Wheeler Field. 

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  • Southern Miss baseball cancels 3-game road trip

    Southern Miss baseball cancels 3-game road trip

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:53 PM EST2018-02-21 21:53:36 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team’s nine-game road swing just got three games shorter. (Photo source: USM)The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team’s nine-game road swing just got three games shorter. (Photo source: USM)

    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team’s nine-game road swing just got three games shorter. The Golden Eagles announced Wednesday afternoon that plans to play in a round-robin invitational tournament this week at Stephen F. Austin University had been cancelled because of expected inclement weather in the Nacogdoches, Texas, area. USM (3-1) was scheduled to play South Dakota State University on Friday, University of Texas-Arlington on Saturday and Stephen F. Austi...

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    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team’s nine-game road swing just got three games shorter. The Golden Eagles announced Wednesday afternoon that plans to play in a round-robin invitational tournament this week at Stephen F. Austin University had been cancelled because of expected inclement weather in the Nacogdoches, Texas, area. USM (3-1) was scheduled to play South Dakota State University on Friday, University of Texas-Arlington on Saturday and Stephen F. Austi...

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  • USM bullpen falters in 10-9 loss at South Alabama

    USM bullpen falters in 10-9 loss at South Alabama

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:22 PM EST2018-02-21 21:22:39 GMT

    No. 13 University of Southern Mississippi saw a five-run lead evaporate in the late innings as No. 17 University of South Alabama rallied Tuesday for a 10-9 victory in a marathon of a ballgame at Eddie Stanky Field.

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    No. 13 University of Southern Mississippi saw a five-run lead evaporate in the late innings as No. 17 University of South Alabama rallied Tuesday for a 10-9 victory in a marathon of a ballgame at Eddie Stanky Field.

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  • Fans Sound off on Andy Cannizaro's Resignation

    Fans Sound off on Andy Cannizaro's Resignation

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:11 AM EST2018-02-21 05:11:44 GMT

    Mississippi State's head baseball coach, Andy Cannizaro, is officially out of a job in Starkville, but he leaves his post in an odd way. The coach was poised to have a successful season this year but resigned on Tuesday, Feb. 20th for having improper relations with a former State student, while being married. 

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    Mississippi State's head baseball coach, Andy Cannizaro, is officially out of a job in Starkville, but he leaves his post in an odd way. The coach was poised to have a successful season this year but resigned on Tuesday, Feb. 20th for having improper relations with a former State student, while being married. 

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  • 'Unfortunately I made some poor decisions': Cannizaro steps down as MSU baseball coach

    'Unfortunately I made some poor decisions': Cannizaro steps down as MSU baseball coach

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 3:59 PM EST2018-02-20 20:59:47 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Mississippi State officially announced the resignation of Andy Cannizaro as the Bulldog's head baseball coach Tuesday morning.

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    Mississippi State officially announced the resignation of Andy Cannizaro as the Bulldog's head baseball coach Tuesday morning.

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  • HS Girls Basketball Playoffs - First round

    HS Girls Basketball Playoffs - First round

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:26 AM EST2018-02-20 05:26:50 GMT
    The North Forrest girls beat Clarkdale in triple overtime on Monday. Courtesy: WDAMThe North Forrest girls beat Clarkdale in triple overtime on Monday. Courtesy: WDAM

    The high school girls basketball playoffs begin on Monday night. Here are some of the scores from around the Pine Belt...

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    The high school girls basketball playoffs begin on Monday night. Here are some of the scores from around the Pine Belt...

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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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  • Lady Eagles thrashed by Louisiana Tech, 89-57

    Lady Eagles thrashed by Louisiana Tech, 89-57

    Monday, February 19 2018 10:17 PM EST2018-02-20 03:17:09 GMT

    Louisiana Tech University women’s basketball team set a single-game record by making 14 baskets from 3-point range as the Lady Techsters rained an 89-57 decision on the University of Southern Mississippi at the Thomas Assembly this past weekend.

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    Louisiana Tech University women’s basketball team set a single-game record by making 14 baskets from 3-point range as the Lady Techsters rained an 89-57 decision on the University of Southern Mississippi at the Thomas Assembly this past weekend.

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  • Crusaders’ Smith named SSAC Pitcher of Week

    Crusaders’ Smith named SSAC Pitcher of Week

    Monday, February 19 2018 9:00 PM EST2018-02-20 02:00:24 GMT

    William Carey University junior right-hander Devin Smith was named Southern States Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 12-18. 

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    William Carey University junior right-hander Devin Smith was named Southern States Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 12-18. 

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  • Carey’s Moak earns 2nd straight SSAC honor

    Carey’s Moak earns 2nd straight SSAC honor

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:29 PM EST2018-02-20 01:29:21 GMT

    For a second consecutive week, William Carey University softball pitcher Hannah Moak was named Southern States Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 12-18.

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    For a second consecutive week, William Carey University softball pitcher Hannah Moak was named Southern States Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 12-18.

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  • USM’s set to return to the mound

    USM’s set to return to the mound

    Monday, February 19 2018 7:25 PM EST2018-02-20 00:25:53 GMT
    The Golden Eagles are coming a season-opening sweep of nationally-ranked Mississippi State. USM outscored  the Bulldogs 23-6, hitting .296 with 29 hits in the three games of the Farm Bureau Classic. (Photo source: WDAM archive)The Golden Eagles are coming a season-opening sweep of nationally-ranked Mississippi State. USM outscored  the Bulldogs 23-6, hitting .296 with 29 hits in the three games of the Farm Bureau Classic. (Photo source: WDAM archive)
    One of the questions regarding the University of Southern Mississippi’s pitching staff coming into the 2018 baseball season was just how long it might take Walker Powell to recover from arm issues that cost him the 2017 season. As it turns out, not very long at all. Powell, a sophomore right-hander from Fayetteville, Ark., was announced as USM’s starting pitcher when the 13th-ranked Golden Eagles (3-0) visit No. 17 University of South Alabama (3-1) at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday a...More >>
    One of the questions regarding the University of Southern Mississippi’s pitching staff coming into the 2018 baseball season was just how long it might take Walker Powell to recover from arm issues that cost him the 2017 season. As it turns out, not very long at all. Powell, a sophomore right-hander from Fayetteville, Ark., was announced as USM’s starting pitcher when the 13th-ranked Golden Eagles (3-0) visit No. 17 University of South Alabama (3-1) at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday a...More >>
  • Southern Miss baseball jumps in rankings after MSU sweep

    Southern Miss baseball jumps in rankings after MSU sweep

    Monday, February 19 2018 3:58 PM EST2018-02-19 20:58:39 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team jumped in national college baseball rankings after an opening weekend sweep of Mississippi State. (Photo source: WDAM archive)The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team jumped in national college baseball rankings after an opening weekend sweep of Mississippi State. (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team jumped in national college baseball rankings after an opening weekend sweep of Mississippi State.  The Golden Eagles outscored the Bulldogs 23-6 and never trailed in the three-game home series at Pete Taylor Park in Hattiesburg. National rankings released Monday reflected the impressive sweep.  Collegiate Baseball ranked Southern Miss No. 13. (Previously ranked No. 25) Baseball America ranked South...

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    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team jumped in national college baseball rankings after an opening weekend sweep of Mississippi State.  The Golden Eagles outscored the Bulldogs 23-6 and never trailed in the three-game home series at Pete Taylor Park in Hattiesburg. National rankings released Monday reflected the impressive sweep.  Collegiate Baseball ranked Southern Miss No. 13. (Previously ranked No. 25) Baseball America ranked South...

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  • Southern Miss completes sweep with 5-2 win over Miss State

    Southern Miss completes sweep with 5-2 win over Miss State

    Sunday, February 18 2018 7:38 PM EST2018-02-19 00:38:58 GMT
    USM defeats MSU 5-2 to complete the sweep; Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)USM defeats MSU 5-2 to complete the sweep; Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)

     Six University of Southern Mississippi pitchers limited Mississippi State University to three singles Sunday as the 21st-ranked Golden Eagles swept the 23rd-ranked Bulldogs with a 5-2 victory Sunday at Pete Taylor Park.

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     Six University of Southern Mississippi pitchers limited Mississippi State University to three singles Sunday as the 21st-ranked Golden Eagles swept the 23rd-ranked Bulldogs with a 5-2 victory Sunday at Pete Taylor Park.

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  • UAB blitzes USM in 2nd half of 2nd half, 87-69

    UAB blitzes USM in 2nd half of 2nd half, 87-69

    Sunday, February 18 2018 5:14 PM EST2018-02-18 22:14:41 GMT

    The University of Alabama-Birmingham went on a 21-2 run late in the second half to run away from the University of Southern Mississippi 87-69 Saturday evening at Reed Green Coliseum.

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    The University of Alabama-Birmingham went on a 21-2 run late in the second half to run away from the University of Southern Mississippi 87-69 Saturday evening at Reed Green Coliseum.

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  • USM baseball sets season-ticket record

    USM baseball sets season-ticket record

    Sunday, February 18 2018 4:10 PM EST2018-02-18 21:10:11 GMT

    USM athletic officials reported that the Golden Eagles had sold more than 1,700 season tickets before the gates opened on the year at Pete Taylor Park.

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    USM athletic officials reported that the Golden Eagles had sold more than 1,700 season tickets before the gates opened on the year at Pete Taylor Park.

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  • USM tops State for second consecutive day to clinch series

    USM tops State for second consecutive day to clinch series

    Saturday, February 17 2018 6:22 PM EST2018-02-17 23:22:37 GMT
    USM tops State for second consecutive day to clinch series; Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)USM tops State for second consecutive day to clinch series; Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)

    Center fielder Jaylon Keys and third baseman Luke Reynolds homered to help the University of Southern Mississippi build an early lead, and the 21st-ranked Golden Eagles downed No. 23 Mississippi State University 7-4 Saturday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park.

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    Center fielder Jaylon Keys and third baseman Luke Reynolds homered to help the University of Southern Mississippi build an early lead, and the 21st-ranked Golden Eagles downed No. 23 Mississippi State University 7-4 Saturday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park.

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  • Southern Miss secures 2nd win against MSU 7-4

    Southern Miss secures 2nd win against MSU 7-4

    Saturday, February 17 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-02-17 22:56:53 GMT
    Southern Miss defeats MSU 7-4; Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)Southern Miss defeats MSU 7-4; Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)

    Southern Miss secured its second win against the Bulldogs in the Farm Bureau Classic with a 7-4 victory. 

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    Southern Miss secured its second win against the Bulldogs in the Farm Bureau Classic with a 7-4 victory. 

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  • Sandlin, USM shut down State, 11-0

    Sandlin, USM shut down State, 11-0

    Friday, February 16 2018 10:28 PM EST2018-02-17 03:28:00 GMT

    Nick Sandlin threw seven shutout innings and four Golden Eagles drove in at least two runs as the University of Southern Mississippi shut down Mississippi State University 11-0 Friday.

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    Nick Sandlin threw seven shutout innings and four Golden Eagles drove in at least two runs as the University of Southern Mississippi shut down Mississippi State University 11-0 Friday.

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  • Southern Miss opens season with win over MSU, 11-0

    Southern Miss opens season with win over MSU, 11-0

    Friday, February 16 2018 8:29 PM EST2018-02-17 01:29:37 GMT
    Southern Miss opens 2018 season with 11-0 win over Mississippi State. (Photo source: WDAM)Southern Miss opens 2018 season with 11-0 win over Mississippi State. (Photo source: WDAM)
    In the first start of his career, University of Southern Mississippi right-hander Nick Sandlin struck out nine in seven shutout innings as the No. 21 Golden Eagles shutdown No. 23 Mississippi State 11-0 in the season opener for both teams. The eighth-largest crowds in Pete Taylor Park history, 4,948, saw Sandlin set a personal best in strikeouts during the longest appearance of his collegiate career while scattering four hits and walking none. Designated hitter Matthew Guidry, third...More >>
    In the first start of his career, University of Southern Mississippi right-hander Nick Sandlin struck out nine in seven shutout innings as the No. 21 Golden Eagles shutdown No. 23 Mississippi State 11-0 in the season opener for both teams. The eighth-largest crowds in Pete Taylor Park history, 4,948, saw Sandlin set a personal best in strikeouts during the longest appearance of his collegiate career while scattering four hits and walking none. Designated hitter Matthew Guidry, third...More >>
  • USM hosts Mississippi State in Farm Bureau Classic

    USM hosts Mississippi State in Farm Bureau Classic

    Friday, February 16 2018 1:41 PM EST2018-02-16 18:41:40 GMT

    In what some have pegged as the top season-opening series in college baseball, the University of Southern Mississippi will host intrastate rival Mississippi State University for three games this weekend at Pete Taylor Park. 

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    In what some have pegged as the top season-opening series in college baseball, the University of Southern Mississippi will host intrastate rival Mississippi State University for three games this weekend at Pete Taylor Park. 

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  • USM comes up empty down the stretch, falls to MTSU

    USM comes up empty down the stretch, falls to MTSU

    Thursday, February 15 2018 11:35 PM EST2018-02-16 04:35:23 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi went scoreless over the final 7:14 of play play in a 72-62 loss to visiting Middle Tennessee State University at Green Coliseum Thursday.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi went scoreless over the final 7:14 of play play in a 72-62 loss to visiting Middle Tennessee State University at Green Coliseum Thursday.

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  • Lady Eagles’ rally comes up short at North Texas

    Lady Eagles’ rally comes up short at North Texas

    Thursday, February 15 2018 10:21 PM EST2018-02-16 03:21:38 GMT

    A furious rally by the University of Southern Mississippi fell just short Thursday night as the University of North Texas held on for a 71-62 Conference USA women’s basketball win.

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    A furious rally by the University of Southern Mississippi fell just short Thursday night as the University of North Texas held on for a 71-62 Conference USA women’s basketball win.

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  • MTSU pulls away late to defeat USM, 72-62

    MTSU pulls away late to defeat USM, 72-62

    Thursday, February 15 2018 10:02 PM EST2018-02-16 03:02:16 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi failed to score in the final 7 minutes, 14, seconds, of basketball Thursday night as Conference USA-leading Middle Tennessee State University pulled away to a 72-62 victory. (Photo source: WDAM archive)The University of Southern Mississippi failed to score in the final 7 minutes, 14, seconds, of basketball Thursday night as Conference USA-leading Middle Tennessee State University pulled away to a 72-62 victory. (Photo source: WDAM archive)
    The University of Southern Mississippi failed to score in the final 7 minutes, 14, seconds, of basketball Thursday night as Conference USA-leading Middle Tennessee State University pulled away to a 72-62 victory at Green Coliseum. A 3-pointer by USM freshman guard LaDavius Draine tied the game at 62-62, but those were the final points of the night for USM (13-14, 6-8 C-USA) as the Blue Raiders (21-5, 13-1) won their eighth consecutive game. Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reser...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi failed to score in the final 7 minutes, 14, seconds, of basketball Thursday night as Conference USA-leading Middle Tennessee State University pulled away to a 72-62 victory at Green Coliseum. A 3-pointer by USM freshman guard LaDavius Draine tied the game at 62-62, but those were the final points of the night for USM (13-14, 6-8 C-USA) as the Blue Raiders (21-5, 13-1) won their eighth consecutive game. Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reser...More >>
  • JCJC softball pitcher earns player of week honors

    JCJC softball pitcher earns player of week honors

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 6:59 PM EST2018-02-14 23:59:55 GMT

    Jones County Junior College freshman Hallie Donald, who helped the second-ranked Lady Bobcats open the 2018 softball season 4-0, was honored as Pitcher of the Week by two organizations.

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    Jones County Junior College freshman Hallie Donald, who helped the second-ranked Lady Bobcats open the 2018 softball season 4-0, was honored as Pitcher of the Week by two organizations.

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  • Pair of Carey athletes earns Player of Week honors

    Pair of Carey athletes earns Player of Week honors

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 5:44 PM EST2018-02-14 22:44:08 GMT

    Hannah Moak and Troy Salvant came up huge for their respective William Carey University sports teams last week, and both were honored as Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

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    Hannah Moak and Troy Salvant came up huge for their respective William Carey University sports teams last week, and both were honored as Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

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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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  • NCAA football attendance down for six Mississippi schools

    NCAA football attendance down for six Mississippi schools

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 5:25 PM EST2018-02-13 22:25:57 GMT

    Ole Miss and Mississippi State remain in the top 30 in FBS attendance. Alcorn State and Jackson State are in the top 15 in FCS, Delta State is in the top 25 in Division II. The Rebels, Tigers, and Southern Miss suffered significant drops in average attendance per game.

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    Ole Miss and Mississippi State remain in the top 30 in FBS attendance. Alcorn State and Jackson State are in the top 15 in FCS, Delta State is in the top 25 in Division II. The Rebels, Tigers, and Southern Miss suffered significant drops in average attendance per game.

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  • Sacred Heart soccer chasing another state title

    Sacred Heart soccer chasing another state title

    Monday, February 12 2018 11:52 PM EST2018-02-13 04:52:42 GMT
    Sacred Heart boys soccer coach Joe Falla Jr. Courtesy: WDAMSacred Heart boys soccer coach Joe Falla Jr. Courtesy: WDAM

    If it is playoff soccer season, it’s safe to bet Sacred Heart is still playing. The boys and girls soccer teams host a pair of South State title games on Tuesday night. The Lady Crusaders face Our Lady Academy at 5 p.m. followed by the Crusaders’ matchup with Resurrection Catholic at 7 p.m.

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    If it is playoff soccer season, it’s safe to bet Sacred Heart is still playing. The boys and girls soccer teams host a pair of South State title games on Tuesday night. The Lady Crusaders face Our Lady Academy at 5 p.m. followed by the Crusaders’ matchup with Resurrection Catholic at 7 p.m.

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  • Andy Kennedy stepping down as Ole Miss basketball coach

    Andy Kennedy stepping down as Ole Miss basketball coach

    Monday, February 12 2018 7:15 PM EST2018-02-13 00:15:36 GMT
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    The winningest coach in Ole Miss basketball history is leaving Oxford at the end of the season.

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    The winningest coach in Ole Miss basketball history is leaving Oxford at the end of the season.

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  • JCJC baseball off to 2-0 start

    JCJC baseball off to 2-0 start

    Monday, February 12 2018 1:05 AM EST2018-02-12 06:05:46 GMT
    JCJC enters the 2018 season ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA.JCJC enters the 2018 season ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA.

    Three new Southern Miss players – Fred Franklin, Erick Hoard and Mason Strickland – will suit up for the first time as Golden Eagles on Friday. Just a season ago, the trio was helping Jones County Junior College to a 46-4 campaign.

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    Three new Southern Miss players – Fred Franklin, Erick Hoard and Mason Strickland – will suit up for the first time as Golden Eagles on Friday. Just a season ago, the trio was helping Jones County Junior College to a 46-4 campaign.

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  • Jay Hopson "high" on USM signee Trivenskey Mosley

    Jay Hopson "high" on USM signee Trivenskey Mosley

    Monday, February 12 2018 12:55 AM EST2018-02-12 05:55:55 GMT
    Southern Miss signee Trivenskey Mosley. Courtesy: KTBSSouthern Miss signee Trivenskey Mosley. Courtesy: KTBS

    Southern Miss football focused on the defensive side of the ball during this signing season. Of the Golden Eagles 23 signees, 14 are expected to line up on defense. However, USM added a running back that coach Jay Hopson expects to make an impact in the black and gold.

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    Southern Miss football focused on the defensive side of the ball during this signing season. Of the Golden Eagles 23 signees, 14 are expected to line up on defense. However, USM added a running back that coach Jay Hopson expects to make an impact in the black and gold.

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  • Jay Hopson excited about new signee Ky'el Hemby

    Jay Hopson excited about new signee Ky'el Hemby

    Monday, February 12 2018 12:47 AM EST2018-02-12 05:47:37 GMT
    Southern Miss signee Ky'el Hemby. Courtesy: Iowa Western TVSouthern Miss signee Ky'el Hemby. Courtesy: Iowa Western TV

    Southern Miss signed seven new Golden Eagles to its 2018 recruiting class on Wednesday, five of them being defensive players. USM fulfilled some needs on both ends of the ball, especially in the defensive backfield.

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    Southern Miss signed seven new Golden Eagles to its 2018 recruiting class on Wednesday, five of them being defensive players. USM fulfilled some needs on both ends of the ball, especially in the defensive backfield.

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  • USM bounces back to trounce Charlotte, 72-54

    USM bounces back to trounce Charlotte, 72-54

    Saturday, February 10 2018 9:00 PM EST2018-02-11 02:00:58 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi broke away from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte soon after halftime, limiting the 49ers to four points in a 10-minute, 6-second, span of the second half before rolling away to a 72-54 win.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi broke away from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte soon after halftime, limiting the 49ers to four points in a 10-minute, 6-second, span of the second half before rolling away to a 72-54 win.

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  • Lady Eagles stunned by ODU, 74-55

    Lady Eagles stunned by ODU, 74-55

    Saturday, February 10 2018 7:11 PM EST2018-02-11 00:11:15 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi women’s basketball team was ambushed at home Saturday afternoon. Old Dominion University made 61.4 percent of its shots from the floor and the Lady Monarchs buried the Lady Eagles in the second and third quarters in a 74-55 Conference USA decision at Reed Green Coliseum.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi women’s basketball team was ambushed at home Saturday afternoon. Old Dominion University made 61.4 percent of its shots from the floor and the Lady Monarchs buried the Lady Eagles in the second and third quarters in a 74-55 Conference USA decision at Reed Green Coliseum.

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  • Highlights: Girls soccer playoffs

    Highlights: Girls soccer playoffs

    Friday, February 9 2018 11:56 PM EST2018-02-10 04:56:42 GMT
    Northeast Jones girls soccer defeated Caledonia 2-1 in the class 4A playoffs. Courtesy: WDAMNortheast Jones girls soccer defeated Caledonia 2-1 in the class 4A playoffs. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Mississippi high school playoffs are heating as February inches along. The Northeast Jones girls advanced to the class 4A south state finals behind 8th-grader Kennedy Parish’s go-ahead penalty kick in the 78th minute.

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    The Mississippi high school playoffs are heating as February inches along. The Northeast Jones girls advanced to the class 4A south state finals behind 8th-grader Kennedy Parish’s go-ahead penalty kick in the 78th minute.

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  • No. 17 Carey rallies to trip up No. 11 Dalton St. in OT, 89-86

    No. 17 Carey rallies to trip up No. 11 Dalton St. in OT, 89-86

    Friday, February 9 2018 9:21 PM EST2018-02-10 02:21:10 GMT

    William Carey University erased a 19-point, second-half deficit to force overtime where the 17th-ranked Crusaders pulled off an 89-86 victory over 11th-ranked Dalton State College Thursday night at Clinton Gym. 

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    William Carey University erased a 19-point, second-half deficit to force overtime where the 17th-ranked Crusaders pulled off an 89-86 victory over 11th-ranked Dalton State College Thursday night at Clinton Gym. 

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  • No. 6 Carey baseball wins rubber match to take series

    No. 6 Carey baseball wins rubber match to take series

    Friday, February 9 2018 8:08 PM EST2018-02-10 01:08:50 GMT

    The sixth-ranked William Carey University baseball team put up an eight-run third inning and then held off Lindsey Wilson College for an 8-7 victory Friday afternoon at Milton Wheeler Field. The Crusaders (5-1) and Blue Raiders (3-3) had split a Thursday doubleheader.

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    The sixth-ranked William Carey University baseball team put up an eight-run third inning and then held off Lindsey Wilson College for an 8-7 victory Friday afternoon at Milton Wheeler Field. The Crusaders (5-1) and Blue Raiders (3-3) had split a Thursday doubleheader.

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  • ODU hands USM first home-court defeat, 68-63

    ODU hands USM first home-court defeat, 68-63

    Thursday, February 8 2018 10:56 PM EST2018-02-09 03:56:43 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi came into Thursday night’s Conference USA men’s basketball throwdown with Old Dominion University unbeaten in nine home games at Reed Green Coliseum. (Photo source: WDAM archive)The University of Southern Mississippi came into Thursday night’s Conference USA men’s basketball throwdown with Old Dominion University unbeaten in nine home games at Reed Green Coliseum. (Photo source: WDAM archive)
    The University of Southern Mississippi came into Thursday night’s Conference USA men’s basketball throwdown with Old Dominion University unbeaten in nine home games at Reed Green Coliseum. The Monarchs had not lost in five conference road games. Something had to give, and USM did in the final 15 minutes of the game. ODU erased an 11-point deficit with a 13-0 run over a 4:11 span of the second half, and after swapping leads four more times, finally seized the lead for go...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi came into Thursday night’s Conference USA men’s basketball throwdown with Old Dominion University unbeaten in nine home games at Reed Green Coliseum. The Monarchs had not lost in five conference road games. Something had to give, and USM did in the final 15 minutes of the game. ODU erased an 11-point deficit with a 13-0 run over a 4:11 span of the second half, and after swapping leads four more times, finally seized the lead for go...More >>
  • National Signing Day 2018

    National Signing Day 2018

    Thursday, February 8 2018 5:34 PM EST2018-02-08 22:34:41 GMT
    The WDAM 7 Sports Team has all the latest news on athletes here in the Pine Belt who are signing on to play at football the next level. (Photo source: WDAM)The WDAM 7 Sports Team has all the latest news on athletes here in the Pine Belt who are signing on to play at football the next level. (Photo source: WDAM)

    The WDAM 7 Sports Team has all the latest news on athletes here in the Pine Belt who signed on to play football at the next level.

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    The WDAM 7 Sports Team has all the latest news on athletes here in the Pine Belt who signed on to play football at the next level.

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  • Jefferson Davis safety Malik Shorts signs with Southern Miss

    Jefferson Davis safety Malik Shorts signs with Southern Miss

    Thursday, February 8 2018 12:07 AM EST2018-02-08 05:07:05 GMT
    Jefferson Davis' Malik Shorts signed with Southern Miss on Wednesday. Courtesy: WDAMJefferson Davis' Malik Shorts signed with Southern Miss on Wednesday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Jefferson Davis County product Malik Shorts joins the large group of Bassfield talent to sign a football scholarship with Southern Miss. Shorts inked with the Golden Eagles on Wednesday’s National Signing Day, joining USM’s 23-man 2018 class.

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    Jefferson Davis County product Malik Shorts joins the large group of Bassfield talent to sign a football scholarship with Southern Miss. Shorts inked with the Golden Eagles on Wednesday’s National Signing Day, joining USM’s 23-man 2018 class.

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  • USM football signs 7 Wednesday to round out recruiting class

    USM football signs 7 Wednesday to round out recruiting class

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 7:40 PM EST2018-02-08 00:40:32 GMT

    University of Southern Mississippi football coach Jay Hopson and his staff knew they were going to see an exodus of defensive backs and defensive linemen at the conclusion of the 2017 football season. So, Hopson and his assistants hit the recruiting trail to try and replenish the ranks. Mission accomplished. USM signed seven players to letters-of-intent Wednesday to join the 16-man contingent the Golden Eagles brought in during the new early signing period in late December. 

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    University of Southern Mississippi football coach Jay Hopson and his staff knew they were going to see an exodus of defensive backs and defensive linemen at the conclusion of the 2017 football season. So, Hopson and his assistants hit the recruiting trail to try and replenish the ranks. Mission accomplished. USM signed seven players to letters-of-intent Wednesday to join the 16-man contingent the Golden Eagles brought in during the new early signing period in late December. 

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  • USM football signs 6 Wednesday morning

    USM football signs 6 Wednesday morning

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 11:30 AM EST2018-02-07 16:30:36 GMT
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    The University of Southern Mississippi defense may have gotten some future help early Wednesday morning, signing .six football players for the Class of 2018, including a quartet of defensive standouts.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi defense may have gotten some future help early Wednesday morning, signing .six football players for the Class of 2018, including a quartet of defensive standouts.

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  • Less is more for Lamar Christian girls basketball

    Less is more for Lamar Christian girls basketball

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 11:53 PM EST2018-02-07 04:53:47 GMT

    If you check out a  Lamar Christian girls basketball practice, you may think some players are missing. You would be wrong.

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    If you check out a  Lamar Christian girls basketball practice, you may think some players are missing. You would be wrong.

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  • Former USM receiver headed to NFL Scouting Combine

    Former USM receiver headed to NFL Scouting Combine

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 6:26 PM EST2018-02-06 23:26:26 GMT

    Former University of Southern Mississippi receiver Korey Robertson was invited Tuesday to the 2018 National Football League Scouting Combine.

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    Former University of Southern Mississippi receiver Korey Robertson was invited Tuesday to the 2018 National Football League Scouting Combine.

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  • Lady Eagles win 3rd consecutive game

    Lady Eagles win 3rd consecutive game

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 5:51 PM EST2018-02-06 22:51:27 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi women’s basketball team had five players score 10 or more points in a game for the first time this season as the Lady Eagles pulled away to a 70-61 victory over Marshall University at Reed Green Coliseum. 

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    The University of Southern Mississippi women’s basketball team had five players score 10 or more points in a game for the first time this season as the Lady Eagles pulled away to a 70-61 victory over Marshall University at Reed Green Coliseum. 

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  • USM football to wrap up 2018 signing class

    USM football to wrap up 2018 signing class

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 4:06 PM EST2018-02-06 21:06:02 GMT

    University of Southern Mississippi football coach Jay Hopson sounded pleased in December with the Golden Eagles’ recruiting efforts during the shakedown cruise of the newly-minted early signing period.

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    University of Southern Mississippi football coach Jay Hopson sounded pleased in December with the Golden Eagles’ recruiting efforts during the shakedown cruise of the newly-minted early signing period.

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  • A recap of Monday's high school soccer playoffs

    A recap of Monday's high school soccer playoffs

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 12:55 AM EST2018-02-06 05:55:24 GMT
    Oak Grove girls soccer defeated Biloxi 6-0 on Monday night in the class 6A playoffs. Courtesy: WDAMOak Grove girls soccer defeated Biloxi 6-0 on Monday night in the class 6A playoffs. Courtesy: WDAM

    Playoff soccer commenced across the Pine Belt on Monday night and a number of area schools advanced to the second round. The Hattiesburg girls defeated Forest Hill 13-0 behind junior Taytum Terrell’s seven goals – it’s the second time this season Terrell has notched seven goals in a game.

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    Playoff soccer commenced across the Pine Belt on Monday night and a number of area schools advanced to the second round. The Hattiesburg girls defeated Forest Hill 13-0 behind junior Taytum Terrell’s seven goals – it’s the second time this season Terrell has notched seven goals in a game.

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  • WDAM All-Star: JCJC freshman Luke McKenzie

    WDAM All-Star: JCJC freshman Luke McKenzie

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 12:36 AM EST2018-02-06 05:36:27 GMT
    JCJC freshman Luke McKenzie. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC freshman Luke McKenzie. Courtesy: WDAM

    A year ago, Luke McKenzie was helping Columbia Academy to its first baseball state championship since 1996. On Saturday, McKenzie will suit up for Jones County Junior College in its season-opener against Southwest Tennessee. McKenzie led the hard-hitting Columbia Academy Cougars with a school-record 12 home runs in his senior season.

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    A year ago, Luke McKenzie was helping Columbia Academy to its first baseball state championship since 1996. On Saturday, McKenzie will suit up for Jones County Junior College in its season-opener against Southwest Tennessee. McKenzie led the hard-hitting Columbia Academy Cougars with a school-record 12 home runs in his senior season.

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  • JCJC baseball ranked No. 1 entering 2018 season

    JCJC baseball ranked No. 1 entering 2018 season

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 12:27 AM EST2018-02-06 05:27:57 GMT
    JCJC enters the 2018 season ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA.JCJC enters the 2018 season ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA.

    Jones County Junior College has dominated in head coach Chris Kirtland’s first two seasons. The Bobcats captured the 2016 NJCAA Division II World Series title, followed by a 46-4 campaign last year. JCJC enters 2018’s season-opener against Southwest Tennessee ranked No. 1 in NJCAA poll.

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    Jones County Junior College has dominated in head coach Chris Kirtland’s first two seasons. The Bobcats captured the 2016 NJCAA Division II World Series title, followed by a 46-4 campaign last year. JCJC enters 2018’s season-opener against Southwest Tennessee ranked No. 1 in NJCAA poll.

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  • USM baseball has depth headed into 2018

    USM baseball has depth headed into 2018

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 12:18 AM EST2018-02-06 05:18:21 GMT
    Erick Hoard enters his first season at Southern Miss after transferring from Jones County Junior College. Courtesy: WDAMErick Hoard enters his first season at Southern Miss after transferring from Jones County Junior College. Courtesy: WDAM

    The tickets are sold out, the grass on Hill Denson Field is mowed, everything is set for Southern Miss baseball’s February 16 season opener against Mississippi State at Pete Taylor Park – everything except the lineup card. Head coach Scott Berry is tasked with filling out a lineup for opening day in just over a week. Despite losing key pieces to the 2017 MLB Draft, depth is not an issue for the Golden Eagles this season.

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    The tickets are sold out, the grass on Hill Denson Field is mowed, everything is set for Southern Miss baseball’s February 16 season opener against Mississippi State at Pete Taylor Park – everything except the lineup card. Head coach Scott Berry is tasked with filling out a lineup for opening day in just over a week. Despite losing key pieces to the 2017 MLB Draft, depth is not an issue for the Golden Eagles this season.

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  • USM legend Hugh Laurin Pepper dies at 88

    USM legend Hugh Laurin Pepper dies at 88

    Monday, February 5 2018 1:20 AM EST2018-02-05 06:20:12 GMT
    Hugh Laurin Pepper. Courtesy: WLOXHugh Laurin Pepper. Courtesy: WLOX

    Southern Miss legend Hugh Laurin Pepper passed away on Sunday morning. He was 88-years-old. Pepper played football for Mississippi Southern – then known as the Southerners – in 1952 and 1953, rushing for 1,191 yards in his first season.

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    Southern Miss legend Hugh Laurin Pepper passed away on Sunday morning. He was 88-years-old. Pepper played football for Mississippi Southern – then known as the Southerners – in 1952 and 1953, rushing for 1,191 yards in his first season.

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  • Brian Dozier speaks at USM Dugout Club Banquet

    Brian Dozier speaks at USM Dugout Club Banquet

    Monday, February 5 2018 1:09 AM EST2018-02-05 06:09:44 GMT
    Brian Dozier. Courtesy: WDAMBrian Dozier. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Southern Miss Dugout Club held its 15th annual banquet at the Thad Cochran Center on Saturday. Countless stories were told by USM baseball coach Scott Berry, former WDAM sports anchor Mitch Williams and former Golden Eagle Brian Dozier. Dozier was the featured key note speaker at the event, and spoke profoundly about his time at Southern Miss, his professional baseball career with the Minnesota Twins and his faith.

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    The Southern Miss Dugout Club held its 15th annual banquet at the Thad Cochran Center on Saturday. Countless stories were told by USM baseball coach Scott Berry, former WDAM sports anchor Mitch Williams and former Golden Eagle Brian Dozier. Dozier was the featured key note speaker at the event, and spoke profoundly about his time at Southern Miss, his professional baseball career with the Minnesota Twins and his faith.

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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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  • Southern Miss picks up 1st C-USA road victory of season

    Southern Miss picks up 1st C-USA road victory of season

    Saturday, February 3 2018 9:36 PM EST2018-02-04 02:36:44 GMT

    Junior guard Tyree Griffin led four University of Southern Mississippi players into double figures with 21 points and the Golden Eagles picked up their first Conference USA road win of the season Saturday with a 77-66 victory at Florida Atlantic University.

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    Junior guard Tyree Griffin led four University of Southern Mississippi players into double figures with 21 points and the Golden Eagles picked up their first Conference USA road win of the season Saturday with a 77-66 victory at Florida Atlantic University.

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  • Carey opens 2018 baseball season 2-0

    Carey opens 2018 baseball season 2-0

    Saturday, February 3 2018 7:34 PM EST2018-02-04 00:34:35 GMT

    A two-out, two-run single by second baseman Marcus Buckley in the second inning provided all the runs William Carey University would need Friday night as the sixth-ranked Crusaders eased past Ave Maria University 2-1.

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    A two-out, two-run single by second baseman Marcus Buckley in the second inning provided all the runs William Carey University would need Friday night as the sixth-ranked Crusaders eased past Ave Maria University 2-1.

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  • Almonds are the top Super Bowl 'snack' in MS

    Almonds are the top Super Bowl 'snack' in MS

    Saturday, February 3 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-02-03 22:56:13 GMT
    Almonds are top Super Bowl "snack" for MS; Photo Source: PixabayAlmonds are top Super Bowl "snack" for MS; Photo Source: Pixabay

    According to Under Armor, almonds are most popular Super Bowl "snack" in the state of Mississippi.

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    According to Under Armor, almonds are most popular Super Bowl "snack" in the state of Mississippi.

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  • Carey rallies late to top Georgetown College in baseball opener

    Carey rallies late to top Georgetown College in baseball opener

    Friday, February 2 2018 9:27 PM EST2018-02-03 02:27:14 GMT

    Tyler Reid drove in the game-winning run as sixth-ranked William Carey University scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning to take a 4-3 victory over Georgetown College Friday afternoon at Milton Wheeler Field.

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    Tyler Reid drove in the game-winning run as sixth-ranked William Carey University scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning to take a 4-3 victory over Georgetown College Friday afternoon at Milton Wheeler Field.

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  • Lady Eagles’ rally comes up short in 62-56 loss at Rice

    Lady Eagles’ rally comes up short in 62-56 loss at Rice

    Friday, February 2 2018 7:29 PM EST2018-02-03 00:29:56 GMT

    A University of Southern Mississippi rally that shriveled a 16-point, fourth-quarter deficit to four points before running out of steam in the end Thursday night as Rice University held on for a 62-56 Conference USA victory.

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    A University of Southern Mississippi rally that shriveled a 16-point, fourth-quarter deficit to four points before running out of steam in the end Thursday night as Rice University held on for a 62-56 Conference USA victory.

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  • Florida International holds off Southern Miss, 76-70

    Florida International holds off Southern Miss, 76-70

    Thursday, February 1 2018 9:30 PM EST2018-02-02 02:30:43 GMT

    A run by Florida International University at the start of the second half left the University of Southern Mississippi in a double-digit hole Thursday night, and poor free-throw shooting hurt the Golden Eagles down the stretch in a 76-70 loss to the Panthers.

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    A run by Florida International University at the start of the second half left the University of Southern Mississippi in a double-digit hole Thursday night, and poor free-throw shooting hurt the Golden Eagles down the stretch in a 76-70 loss to the Panthers.

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  • Legendary 'Voice of the Saints' Jim Henderson announces retirement from broadcasting

    Legendary 'Voice of the Saints' Jim Henderson announces retirement from broadcasting

    Jim Henderson has been The Voice of the Saints since 1986. He joined FOX 8 in 2012. (FOX 8)Jim Henderson has been The Voice of the Saints since 1986. He joined FOX 8 in 2012. (FOX 8)

    If you stop and think about it. It's kind of funny how 'traditions' come about. Take, for example, the Sunday routine for Saints fans during football season. It’s not complicated.

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    If you stop and think about it. It's kind of funny how 'traditions' come about. Take, for example, the Sunday routine for Saints fans during football season. It’s not complicated.

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  • SUPER BOWL BOUND: Local trainer coaches top NFL defensive lineman to Super Bowl

    SUPER BOWL BOUND: Local trainer coaches top NFL defensive lineman to Super Bowl

    Tuesday, January 30 2018 3:05 PM EST2018-01-30 20:05:28 GMT
    Source: Deon HodgesSource: Deon Hodges

    One big name player who’s been Deon’s star pupil is former Mississippi State Bulldog and current Philadelphia Eagle, Fletcher Cox.

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    One big name player who’s been Deon’s star pupil is former Mississippi State Bulldog and current Philadelphia Eagle, Fletcher Cox.

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  • WDAM All-Star: Oak Grove soccer's Lonnie Mulligan

    WDAM All-Star: Oak Grove soccer's Lonnie Mulligan

    Monday, January 29 2018 11:55 PM EST2018-01-30 04:55:39 GMT
    Lonnie Mulligan leads Oak Grove with 37 goals this season. Courtesy: WDAMLonnie Mulligan leads Oak Grove with 37 goals this season. Courtesy: WDAM

    Oak Grove girls soccer enters the playoffs as the 25th-ranked team in the nation, according to Max Preps. It has certainly taken a team effort for the Lady Warriors to go 17-1-2 but one of the catalysts has been senior Lonnie Mulligan. The team captain leads Oak Grove with 37 goals.

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    Oak Grove girls soccer enters the playoffs as the 25th-ranked team in the nation, according to Max Preps. It has certainly taken a team effort for the Lady Warriors to go 17-1-2 but one of the catalysts has been senior Lonnie Mulligan. The team captain leads Oak Grove with 37 goals.

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  • 2 Rebels, 1 Bulldog, 1 Golden Eagle on Baseball America's Preseason All-American Team

    2 Rebels, 1 Bulldog, 1 Golden Eagle on Baseball America's Preseason All-American Team

    Monday, January 29 2018 6:14 PM EST2018-01-29 23:14:03 GMT

    Konnor Pilkington, Ryan Rolison, Matt Wallner, and Dallas Woolfolk were honored on Monday.

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    Konnor Pilkington, Ryan Rolison, Matt Wallner, and Dallas Woolfolk were honored on Monday.

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  • 22-0 Mississippi State women's basketball remains #2 in AP Top 25

    22-0 Mississippi State women's basketball remains #2 in AP Top 25

    Monday, January 29 2018 5:47 PM EST2018-01-29 22:47:17 GMT
    Source: WTVASource: WTVA

    A 22-0 start, the best in school history, has kept the Mississippi State women’s basketball team at No. 2 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 Poll. The Bulldogs earned the ranking a week ago after knocking off Tennessee in Knoxville, and they maintained it with a 90-53 home win against Florida and a 69-49 road victory at Ole Miss.

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    A 22-0 start, the best in school history, has kept the Mississippi State women’s basketball team at No. 2 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 Poll. The Bulldogs earned the ranking a week ago after knocking off Tennessee in Knoxville, and they maintained it with a 90-53 home win against Florida and a 69-49 road victory at Ole Miss.

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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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  • Sacred Heart baseball coach dies after battle with cancer

    Sacred Heart baseball coach dies after battle with cancer

    Sunday, January 28 2018 8:48 PM EST2018-01-29 01:48:54 GMT
    Longtime Sacred Heart baseball coach Larry Mixon passed away Sunday morning after his second battle with cancer. (Photo source: Matt O’Keefe)Longtime Sacred Heart baseball coach Larry Mixon passed away Sunday morning after his second battle with cancer. (Photo source: Matt O’Keefe)

    Longtime Sacred Heart baseball coach Larry Mixon passed away Sunday morning after his second battle with cancer. He was 56 years old.

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    Longtime Sacred Heart baseball coach Larry Mixon passed away Sunday morning after his second battle with cancer. He was 56 years old.

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  • Ito Smith takes advantage of Senior Bowl appearance

    Ito Smith takes advantage of Senior Bowl appearance

    Saturday, January 27 2018 9:51 PM EST2018-01-28 02:51:15 GMT
    Smith admits he is an undersized running back for the NFL at 5-foot-9, 201 pounds, but that doesn’t diminish the will he feels in his heart to compete and win. (Photo source: WDAM)Smith admits he is an undersized running back for the NFL at 5-foot-9, 201 pounds, but that doesn’t diminish the will he feels in his heart to compete and win. (Photo source: WDAM)

    The South routed the North 45-16 in Saturday’s rainy Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL.

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    The South routed the North 45-16 in Saturday’s rainy Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL.

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  • William Carey women's tennis ranked 6th in NAIA coaches' poll

    William Carey women's tennis ranked 6th in NAIA coaches' poll

    Friday, January 26 2018 3:40 PM EST2018-01-26 20:40:29 GMT
    The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)
    The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  Last year the Crusaders advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Tournament after winning the Southern States Athletic Conference Championship, finishing the season at 21-4, according to WCU Sports Information Director Chris Johnson.  Carey was ranked first in the SSAC Preseason Coaches' poll and opens the season in Mobile on Feb. ...More >>
    The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  Last year the Crusaders advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Tournament after winning the Southern States Athletic Conference Championship, finishing the season at 21-4, according to WCU Sports Information Director Chris Johnson.  Carey was ranked first in the SSAC Preseason Coaches' poll and opens the season in Mobile on Feb. ...More >>
  • William Carey men's tennis ranked 7th in NAIA coaches' poll

    William Carey men's tennis ranked 7th in NAIA coaches' poll

    Friday, January 26 2018 3:31 PM EST2018-01-26 20:31:01 GMT
    William Carey University's men's tennis team ranked seventh in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week. (Photo source: WDAM archive)William Carey University's men's tennis team ranked seventh in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week. (Photo source: WDAM archive)
    William Carey University's men's tennis team ranked seventh in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  The Crusaders won the Southern States Athletic Conference Championship and made it to the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Tournament, finishing the season at 18-6, according to WCU Sports Information Director Chris Johnson.  SSAC Player of the Year Vladyslav Ladygin returns for Carey, as well as SSAC Freshman of the Year Hugo Robuchon....More >>
    William Carey University's men's tennis team ranked seventh in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  The Crusaders won the Southern States Athletic Conference Championship and made it to the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Tournament, finishing the season at 18-6, according to WCU Sports Information Director Chris Johnson.  SSAC Player of the Year Vladyslav Ladygin returns for Carey, as well as SSAC Freshman of the Year Hugo Robuchon....More >>
  • Southern Miss approaches 2018 season with great expectations

    Southern Miss approaches 2018 season with great expectations

    Thursday, January 25 2018 11:48 PM EST2018-01-26 04:48:00 GMT
    Southern Miss looks on from the dugout during the 2017 Conference USA Tournament at MGM Park (WLOX Sports File)Southern Miss looks on from the dugout during the 2017 Conference USA Tournament at MGM Park (WLOX Sports File)

    Coming off their 50-win, Conference USA Regular Season Championship season, Southern Miss approaches the upcoming 2018 season with great expectations. 

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    Coming off their 50-win, Conference USA Regular Season Championship season, Southern Miss approaches the upcoming 2018 season with great expectations. 

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  • Ito Smith looks to make noise at Senior Bowl

    Ito Smith looks to make noise at Senior Bowl

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 12:40 AM EST2018-01-24 05:40:06 GMT
    Ito Smith represents Southern Miss at the 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. Courtesy: WDAMIto Smith represents Southern Miss at the 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. Courtesy: WDAM

    Hundreds of NFL personnel were huddled inside Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Tuesday as the Reese’s Senior Bowl held its first practices ahead of Saturday’s all-star game. Former Golden Eagle running back Ito Smith represents Southern Miss in Mobile – the first USM player since Jamie Collins in 2012 to participate in the Senior Bowl.

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    Hundreds of NFL personnel were huddled inside Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Tuesday as the Reese’s Senior Bowl held its first practices ahead of Saturday’s all-star game. Former Golden Eagle running back Ito Smith represents Southern Miss in Mobile – the first USM player since Jamie Collins in 2012 to participate in the Senior Bowl.

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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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  • Mississippi State women’s hoops #2 in AP Top 25, highest ranking in program history

    Mississippi State women’s hoops #2 in AP Top 25, highest ranking in program history

    Monday, January 22 2018 6:39 PM EST2018-01-22 23:39:12 GMT
    Source: WBIRSource: WBIR

    The Bulldogs are still unbeaten on the season after an impressive win at Tennessee on Sunday. Baylor, Louisville and Notre Dame follow MSU.

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    The Bulldogs are still unbeaten on the season after an impressive win at Tennessee on Sunday. Baylor, Louisville and Notre Dame follow MSU.

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  • Taylor Gautreaux, William Carey soccer rise above adversity

    Taylor Gautreaux, William Carey soccer rise above adversity

    Monday, January 22 2018 12:51 AM EST2018-01-22 05:51:05 GMT
    William Carey sophomore soccer player Taylor Gautreaux. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey sophomore soccer player Taylor Gautreaux. Courtesy: WDAM

    The campus of William Carey was calm as the clock struck midnight and the date turned to January 21, 2017. Then-freshman soccer player Taylor Gautreaux turned in at about 1 a.m. She would be awoken two hours later to the sounds of a violent tornado just outside her dorm room wall.

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    The campus of William Carey was calm as the clock struck midnight and the date turned to January 21, 2017. Then-freshman soccer player Taylor Gautreaux turned in at about 1 a.m. She would be awoken two hours later to the sounds of a violent tornado just outside her dorm room wall.

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  • "I can't tear it down": Rebuilding on Edwards Street

    "I can't tear it down": Rebuilding on Edwards Street

    Sunday, January 21 2018 3:07 PM EST2018-01-21 20:07:13 GMT
    House on Edwards Street in 2017 tornado. Photo Source: Ryan Moore (WDAM News Reporter)House on Edwards Street in 2017 tornado. Photo Source: Ryan Moore (WDAM News Reporter)

    When the January 21, 2017 tornado swept through the Pine Belt, it set its sights on Edwards Street, which was one of the hardest hit areas.

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    When the January 21, 2017 tornado swept through the Pine Belt, it set its sights on Edwards Street, which was one of the hardest hit areas.

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  • USM downs visiting North Texas, 85-78

    USM downs visiting North Texas, 85-78

    Saturday, January 20 2018 9:03 PM EST2018-01-21 02:03:46 GMT

    Junior guard Tyree Griffin scored a career-high 29 points as the University of Southern Mississippi downed the North Texas University 85-78 Saturday evening at Green Coliseum..

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    Junior guard Tyree Griffin scored a career-high 29 points as the University of Southern Mississippi downed the North Texas University 85-78 Saturday evening at Green Coliseum..

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  • Hailes, Brown spark Lady Eagles past MTSU, 61-53

    Hailes, Brown spark Lady Eagles past MTSU, 61-53

    Saturday, January 20 2018 7:32 PM EST2018-01-21 00:32:41 GMT
    (Photo source: USM)(Photo source: USM)

    University of Southern Mississippi sophomore guard Shonte Hailes posted her first double-double of the season Saturday afternoon with a game-high 20 points and a career-best 13 rebounds and junior swingman Megan Brown added 10 points and six rebounds in a 61-53 win over Middle Tennessee State University.

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    University of Southern Mississippi sophomore guard Shonte Hailes posted her first double-double of the season Saturday afternoon with a game-high 20 points and a career-best 13 rebounds and junior swingman Megan Brown added 10 points and six rebounds in a 61-53 win over Middle Tennessee State University.

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  • JCJC softball enters 2018 with high expectations

    JCJC softball enters 2018 with high expectations

    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:10 AM EST2018-01-20 05:10:08 GMT
    JCJC softball opens the season on February 3. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC softball opens the season on February 3. Courtesy: WDAM

    Following a school-record 55 wins and run that ended in an 8-7 loss in the NJCAA national championship, Jones County Junior College softball is eager to open the 2018 season on February 3. Coming that close to the school’s first national title serves as motivation enough for the Lady Bobcats. Regardless, expectations are always high for coach Chris Robinson’s teams – JCJC is a combined 105-12 the last two seasons.

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    Following a school-record 55 wins and run that ended in an 8-7 loss in the NJCAA national championship, Jones County Junior College softball is eager to open the 2018 season on February 3. Coming that close to the school’s first national title serves as motivation enough for the Lady Bobcats. Regardless, expectations are always high for coach Chris Robinson’s teams – JCJC is a combined 105-12 the last two seasons.

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  • Lady Eagles deal 1st-place UAB 1st C-USA loss

    Lady Eagles deal 1st-place UAB 1st C-USA loss

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:53 PM EST2018-01-19 23:53:49 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    The University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagles defeated the University of Alabama-Birmingham 80-63 Thursday night at Bartow Arena. It was USM’s most decisive win over the Lady Blazers in 11 years, and handed first-place UAB its first Conference USA loss of the year.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagles defeated the University of Alabama-Birmingham 80-63 Thursday night at Bartow Arena. It was USM’s most decisive win over the Lady Blazers in 11 years, and handed first-place UAB its first Conference USA loss of the year.

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  • USM stays perfect at home, holds off Rice 86-75

    USM stays perfect at home, holds off Rice 86-75

    Thursday, January 18 2018 11:02 PM EST2018-01-19 04:02:28 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    Junior guard Dominic Magee returned from a two-game absence Thursday night to score a game-high 22 points as the Golden Eagles built a 20-point lead with about seven minutes to play and then outlasted Rice University 86-75 at Reed Green Coliseum.

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    Junior guard Dominic Magee returned from a two-game absence Thursday night to score a game-high 22 points as the Golden Eagles built a 20-point lead with about seven minutes to play and then outlasted Rice University 86-75 at Reed Green Coliseum.

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  • USM simplifies pricing on football season tickets

    USM simplifies pricing on football season tickets

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:31 PM EST2018-01-18 22:31:46 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    The University of Southern Mississippi announced Thursday prices for 2018 football season tickets.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi announced Thursday prices for 2018 football season tickets.

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  • USM men’s golf coach to retire

    USM men’s golf coach to retire

    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:21 PM EST2018-01-18 21:21:27 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    University of Southern Mississippi men's golf coach Jerry Weeks announced earlier this week that he intended to retire at the end of the spring season.

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    University of Southern Mississippi men's golf coach Jerry Weeks announced earlier this week that he intended to retire at the end of the spring season.

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  • Former Golden Eagles reflect on first seasons in minor league baseball

    Former Golden Eagles reflect on first seasons in minor league baseball

    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:10 AM EST2018-01-18 05:10:53 GMT
    USM's Dylan Burdeaux was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 2017 MLB Draft. Courtesy: WDAMUSM's Dylan Burdeaux was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 2017 MLB Draft. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss baseball will be missing four key contributors when the its season opens against Mississippi State on February 16. Hayden Roberts, Taylor Braley, Kirk McCarty and Dylan Burdeaux wrapped up their first minor league seasons in the fall. Roberts, a 34th round MLB draftee of the Colorado Rockies, struck out 45 batters in 21 games with the Grand Junction Rockies.

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    Southern Miss baseball will be missing four key contributors when the its season opens against Mississippi State on February 16. Hayden Roberts, Taylor Braley, Kirk McCarty and Dylan Burdeaux wrapped up their first minor league seasons in the fall. Roberts, a 34th round MLB draftee of the Colorado Rockies, struck out 45 batters in 21 games with the Grand Junction Rockies.

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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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  • Carey tennis teams tabbed first in SSAC preseason polls

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 8:50 PM EST2018-01-18 01:50:43 GMT

    The William Carey University men’s and women’s tennis teams were picked as preseason favorites to defend their Southern States Athletic Conference championships...

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    The William Carey University men’s and women’s tennis teams were picked as preseason favorites to defend their Southern States Athletic Conference championships...

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  • USM duo preparing for NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

    USM duo preparing for NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:04 PM EST2018-01-18 00:04:08 GMT

    USM senior safety Tarvarius Moore and senior defensive end Xavier Thigpen were among 112, draft-eligible players gathering in California this week for preparations for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

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    USM senior safety Tarvarius Moore and senior defensive end Xavier Thigpen were among 112, draft-eligible players gathering in California this week for preparations for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

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  • WDAM All-Star: PRCC freshman Eric Thornton Jr.

    WDAM All-Star: PRCC freshman Eric Thornton Jr.

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:20 AM EST2018-01-17 05:20:46 GMT
    PRCC freshman guard Eric Thornton Jr. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC freshman guard Eric Thornton Jr. Courtesy: WDAM

    PRCC basketball returned just three players from last year’s roster. However, the transition this season has been smooth. The Wildcats are 9-1 and averaging 95.4 points per game. Much of that scoring comes from freshman Eric Thornton Jr., who leads Pearl River with 19.6 points per game.

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    PRCC basketball returned just three players from last year’s roster. However, the transition this season has been smooth. The Wildcats are 9-1 and averaging 95.4 points per game. Much of that scoring comes from freshman Eric Thornton Jr., who leads Pearl River with 19.6 points per game.

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  • USM baseball opens with NCAA regional foe Mississippi State

    USM baseball opens with NCAA regional foe Mississippi State

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:05 AM EST2018-01-17 05:05:39 GMT
    The athletic department planned for 30 home games this season, so this cancellation brings the total to 27 home games. (Photo source: WDAM)The athletic department planned for 30 home games this season, so this cancellation brings the total to 27 home games. (Photo source: WDAM)

    After a school-record 50 wins last season, Southern Miss baseball comes into the 2018 campaign with high expectations. Ranked 25th in Collegiate Baseball’s preseason poll, the Golden Eagles open the season on February 16 against Mississippi State – the team that knocked USM out of the 2017 NCAA Regional.

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    After a school-record 50 wins last season, Southern Miss baseball comes into the 2018 campaign with high expectations. Ranked 25th in Collegiate Baseball’s preseason poll, the Golden Eagles open the season on February 16 against Mississippi State – the team that knocked USM out of the 2017 NCAA Regional.

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  • Former Golden Eagles Kirk McCarty, Dylan Burdeaux to host baseball camp

    Former Golden Eagles Kirk McCarty, Dylan Burdeaux to host baseball camp

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:56 PM EST2018-01-17 04:56:09 GMT
    Kirk McCarty (USM). Courtesy: WDAMKirk McCarty (USM). Courtesy: WDAM

    Former Golden Eagles Kirk McCarty and Dylan Burdeaux recently wrapped up their first minor league baseball seasons. After helping lead Southern Miss to a school-record 50 wins last season, the two hope to share some their baseball knowledge this weekend at their inaugural “Formers Teaching Futures” camp. The first camp takes place Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mississippi Elite in Hattiesburg.

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    Former Golden Eagles Kirk McCarty and Dylan Burdeaux recently wrapped up their first minor league baseball seasons. After helping lead Southern Miss to a school-record 50 wins last season, the two hope to share some their baseball knowledge this weekend at their inaugural “Formers Teaching Futures” camp. The first camp takes place Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mississippi Elite in Hattiesburg.

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  • Highlights: Jefferson Davis MLK Classic

    Highlights: Jefferson Davis MLK Classic

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:34 PM EST2018-01-16 22:34:02 GMT
    Jefferson Davis girls basketball. Courtesy: WDAMJefferson Davis girls basketball. Courtesy: WDAM

    Jefferson Davis County played host to eight teams on Monday in its Martin Luther King Classic. Here’s a look at the results from Monday’s basketball tournament: Girls Hattiesburg (49) Taylorsville (35) Lawrence County (47) Meridian (42) Laurel (42) Newton (37) Jefferson Davis (55) Heidelberg (26) Boys Taylorsville (69) Northeast Jones (67) Hattiesburg (69) Lawrence County (37) Laurel (44) Newton (43) – OT Jefferson Davis (69) Heidelberg (48).

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    Jefferson Davis County played host to eight teams on Monday in its Martin Luther King Classic. Here’s a look at the results from Monday’s basketball tournament: Girls Hattiesburg (49) Taylorsville (35) Lawrence County (47) Meridian (42) Laurel (42) Newton (37) Jefferson Davis (55) Heidelberg (26) Boys Taylorsville (69) Northeast Jones (67) Hattiesburg (69) Lawrence County (37) Laurel (44) Newton (43) – OT Jefferson Davis (69) Heidelberg (48).

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  • PRCC-JCJC basketball rescheduled for Saturday

    PRCC-JCJC basketball rescheduled for Saturday

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 4:43 PM EST2018-01-16 21:43:37 GMT
    Photo credit: Raycom Image BankPhoto credit: Raycom Image Bank
    The basketball games scheduled for Tuesday night between Pearl River Community College and Jones County Junior College have been rescheduled for Saturday because of frigid temperatures expected in the Pine Belt. The women’s game will tip off at 1 p.m. Saturday at A.B Howard Gymnasium, followed by the men’s game at 3 p.m., according to Jones County Junior College Sports Information.  Both games will air on www.jcjc.tv The eighth-ranked Lady Bobcats stand 9...More >>
    The basketball games scheduled for Tuesday night between Pearl River Community College and Jones County Junior College have been rescheduled for Saturday because of frigid temperatures expected in the Pine Belt. The women’s game will tip off at 1 p.m. Saturday at A.B Howard Gymnasium, followed by the men’s game at 3 p.m., according to Jones County Junior College Sports Information.  Both games will air on www.jcjc.tv The eighth-ranked Lady Bobcats stand 9...More >>
  • No. 24 Carey takes 82-80 thriller at No. 11 Faulkner U.

    No. 24 Carey takes 82-80 thriller at No. 11 Faulkner U.

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 4:40 PM EST2018-01-16 21:40:07 GMT
    Junior forward Quentin Williams’ 3 –pointer with 20 seconds to play gave William Carey University the lead for good as the 24th-ranked Crusaders rallied for an 82-80 victory at 11th-ranked Faulkner University this past weekend. (Photo source: WCU)Junior forward Quentin Williams’ 3 –pointer with 20 seconds to play gave William Carey University the lead for good as the 24th-ranked Crusaders rallied for an 82-80 victory at 11th-ranked Faulkner University this past weekend. (Photo source: WCU)
    Junior forward Quentin Williams’ 3-pointer with 20 seconds to play gave William Carey University the lead for good as the 24th-ranked Crusaders rallied for an 82-80 victory at 11th-ranked Faulkner University this past weekend. Carey (12-4, 6-2 Southern States Athletic Conference) trailed by 11 points, 70-59, with 6 minutes, 1 second, left in the game, but the Crusaders ripped off a 17-5 run to take a 76-75 lead on a 3-pointer by senior guard Troy Salvant with 1:07 to play. Fau...More >>
    Junior forward Quentin Williams’ 3-pointer with 20 seconds to play gave William Carey University the lead for good as the 24th-ranked Crusaders rallied for an 82-80 victory at 11th-ranked Faulkner University this past weekend. Carey (12-4, 6-2 Southern States Athletic Conference) trailed by 11 points, 70-59, with 6 minutes, 1 second, left in the game, but the Crusaders ripped off a 17-5 run to take a 76-75 lead on a 3-pointer by senior guard Troy Salvant with 1:07 to play. Fau...More >>
  • Cold-shooting USM falls at MTSU, 69-49

    Cold-shooting USM falls at MTSU, 69-49

    Saturday, January 13 2018 10:18 PM EST2018-01-14 03:18:42 GMT
    Photo credit: Raycom Image BankPhoto credit: Raycom Image Bank

     The University of Southern Mississippi struggled with its shooting touch Saturday evening in a 69-49 loss to Middle Tennessee State University at the Murphy Center. 

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     The University of Southern Mississippi struggled with its shooting touch Saturday evening in a 69-49 loss to Middle Tennessee State University at the Murphy Center. 

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  • USM falls to hot-shooting UAB, 86-75

    USM falls to hot-shooting UAB, 86-75

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:42 PM EST2018-01-13 00:42:26 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)
    The University of Southern Mississippi ran into a University of Alabama-Birmingham team with a red-hot shooting touch Thursday night at Bartow Arena. The Blazers fired away from the field, hitting 61.5 percent of their shots, as then withstood a second-half rally by the Golden Eagles to claim an 86-75 Conference USA victory. UAB’s starting five combined to shoot 68.8 percent from the floor and four starters made seven baskets apiece as the Blazers (12-5, 3-1 C-USA) won their t...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi ran into a University of Alabama-Birmingham team with a red-hot shooting touch Thursday night at Bartow Arena. The Blazers fired away from the field, hitting 61.5 percent of their shots, as then withstood a second-half rally by the Golden Eagles to claim an 86-75 Conference USA victory. UAB’s starting five combined to shoot 68.8 percent from the floor and four starters made seven baskets apiece as the Blazers (12-5, 3-1 C-USA) won their t...More >>
  • Lady Eagles pick up first C-USA win

    Lady Eagles pick up first C-USA win

    Friday, January 12 2018 4:28 PM EST2018-01-12 21:28:49 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagles shot 53.6 percent from the floor in the first half Thursday night. (Photo source: USM)The University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagles shot 53.6 percent from the floor in the first half Thursday night. (Photo source: USM)
    The University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagles shot 53.6 percent from the floor in the first half Thursday night, building a 13-point halftime lead they rode to a 65-50 Conference USA victory over Louisiana Tech University at Reed Green Coliseum. The Lady Eagles (9-7, 1-2 C-USA) picked up its first conference of the season as senior forward Jayla King scored 19 points and sophomore guard Shonte Hailes added 17. “We were fortunate to get a win (Thursday) against a good team...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagles shot 53.6 percent from the floor in the first half Thursday night, building a 13-point halftime lead they rode to a 65-50 Conference USA victory over Louisiana Tech University at Reed Green Coliseum. The Lady Eagles (9-7, 1-2 C-USA) picked up its first conference of the season as senior forward Jayla King scored 19 points and sophomore guard Shonte Hailes added 17. “We were fortunate to get a win (Thursday) against a good team...More >>
  • Alabama rides wave in 26-23 OT thriller against Georgia

    Alabama rides wave in 26-23 OT thriller against Georgia

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 5:45 PM EST2018-01-03 22:45:10 GMT
    Tuesday, January 9 2018 2:27 AM EST2018-01-09 07:27:58 GMT

    Tua Tagovailoa finds DeVonta Smith for a 41-yard touchdown pass to win the game in OT.

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    Tua Tagovailoa finds DeVonta Smith for a 41-yard touchdown pass to win the game in OT.

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  • Former USM baseball coach Hill Denson named to ABCA Hall of Fame

    Former USM baseball coach Hill Denson named to ABCA Hall of Fame

    Monday, January 8 2018 9:41 PM EST2018-01-09 02:41:34 GMT
    Longtime Southern Miss baseball coach Hill Denson was named to the ABCA Hall of Fame on Friday. Courtesy: WDAMLongtime Southern Miss baseball coach Hill Denson was named to the ABCA Hall of Fame on Friday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Former Southern Miss baseball coach Hill Denson was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Friday. Denson coached the Golden Eagles from 1984-1997, winning 468 games and helping USM to two NCAA tournaments.

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    Former Southern Miss baseball coach Hill Denson was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Friday. Denson coached the Golden Eagles from 1984-1997, winning 468 games and helping USM to two NCAA tournaments.

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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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  • Saints hold off Panthers to secure wild playoff win, 31-26

    Saints hold off Panthers to secure wild playoff win, 31-26

    Sunday, January 7 2018 11:08 PM EST2018-01-08 04:08:29 GMT
    Saints Defeat Carolina Panthers 31-26; Photo Source: Wesley Hitt/Getty ImagesSaints Defeat Carolina Panthers 31-26; Photo Source: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images
    For the first three quarters, the New Orleans Saints’ defense managed to keep the Carolina Panthers out of the end zone Sunday evening at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. And then, with the season on the line, the defense rose up to keep the Panthers from scoring the touchdown they had to have in the end. Saints strong safety Vonn Bell sacked Carolina quarterback Cam Newton with 6 seconds left in the game to lock down a 31-26 victory in the Wild Card round of the National Football...More >>
    For the first three quarters, the New Orleans Saints’ defense managed to keep the Carolina Panthers out of the end zone Sunday evening at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. And then, with the season on the line, the defense rose up to keep the Panthers from scoring the touchdown they had to have in the end. Saints strong safety Vonn Bell sacked Carolina quarterback Cam Newton with 6 seconds left in the game to lock down a 31-26 victory in the Wild Card round of the National Football...More >>
  • Saints defeat the Panthers 31-26, advance to NFC divisional round

    Saints defeat the Panthers 31-26, advance to NFC divisional round

    Sunday, January 7 2018 8:12 PM EST2018-01-08 01:12:16 GMT
    Saints defeat Panthers to advance to NFC divisonal round; Photo Source: WDAM Staff (Taylor Curet)Saints defeat Panthers to advance to NFC divisonal round; Photo Source: WDAM Staff (Taylor Curet)

    The New Orleans Saints are headed to Minneapolis after their 31-26 victory over the Carolina Panthers. 

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    The New Orleans Saints are headed to Minneapolis after their 31-26 victory over the Carolina Panthers. 

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  • USM withstands 3-point barrage to top UTSA, 93-83

    USM withstands 3-point barrage to top UTSA, 93-83

    Saturday, January 6 2018 9:45 PM EST2018-01-07 02:45:11 GMT
    USM defeats UTSA, 93-83; Photo Source: WDAM Staff (Taylor Curet)USM defeats UTSA, 93-83; Photo Source: WDAM Staff (Taylor Curet)

    For second consecutive basketball game, the University of Southern Mississippi had five players score 10 points or more Saturday evening, including two who posted double-doubles in the same game for the second time this season.

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    For second consecutive basketball game, the University of Southern Mississippi had five players score 10 points or more Saturday evening, including two who posted double-doubles in the same game for the second time this season.

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  • USM flashes past UTEP, 85-75

    USM flashes past UTEP, 85-75

    Thursday, January 4 2018 11:10 PM EST2018-01-05 04:10:37 GMT
    USM picked up its first Conference USA win of the season (Photo source: WDAM archive)USM picked up its first Conference USA win of the season (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    Home proved to be sweet for the University of Southern Mississippi Thursday night. After returning from the rough sojourn on the road, the Golden Eagles built a 23-point lead in the second half and then held off a late University of Texas-El Paso rally to secure an 85-75 Conference USA victory at Green Coliseum. For the first time this season, USM had five players score in double figures, and the Golden Eagles shot a blistering 74.1 percent in the second half to put up the most poin...

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    Home proved to be sweet for the University of Southern Mississippi Thursday night. After returning from the rough sojourn on the road, the Golden Eagles built a 23-point lead in the second half and then held off a late University of Texas-El Paso rally to secure an 85-75 Conference USA victory at Green Coliseum. For the first time this season, USM had five players score in double figures, and the Golden Eagles shot a blistering 74.1 percent in the second half to put up the most poin...

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  • Southern Miss baseball series canceled over 'religious freedom' law

    Southern Miss baseball series canceled over 'religious freedom' law

    Thursday, January 4 2018 7:40 PM EST2018-01-05 00:40:00 GMT

    A state law concerning same-sex couples has caused a scheduling issue for the Southern Miss baseball team.

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    A state law concerning same-sex couples has caused a scheduling issue for the Southern Miss baseball team.

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  • USM announces 2018 baseball schedule

    USM announces 2018 baseball schedule

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 7:58 PM EST2018-01-04 00:58:15 GMT
    (Photo source: USM)(Photo source: USM)

    Southern Miss baseball announced its schedule for the 2018 season Wednesday.

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    Southern Miss baseball announced its schedule for the 2018 season Wednesday.

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  • USM football’s top receiver declares for NFL draft

    USM football’s top receiver declares for NFL draft

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 8:38 PM EST2018-01-03 01:38:27 GMT
    USM junior Korey Robertson will enter the NFL draft. (Photo source: WDAM)USM junior Korey Robertson will enter the NFL draft. (Photo source: WDAM)
    The University of Southern Mississippi football team knew it was going to lose its top offensive weapon with the departure of senior running back Ito Smith. Tuesday, the Golden Eagles found out they also will have to replace its top receiver. Redshirt junior Korey Robertson, who posted one of the best receiving seasons by a Golden Eagle this past fall, will forego his senior season to enter April’s 2018 National Football League Draft. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Robertson, a nati...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi football team knew it was going to lose its top offensive weapon with the departure of senior running back Ito Smith. Tuesday, the Golden Eagles found out they also will have to replace its top receiver. Redshirt junior Korey Robertson, who posted one of the best receiving seasons by a Golden Eagle this past fall, will forego his senior season to enter April’s 2018 National Football League Draft. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Robertson, a nati...More >>
  • USM’s Riley to take part in football showcase

    USM’s Riley to take part in football showcase

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 7:21 PM EST2018-01-03 00:21:19 GMT
    USM's Draper Riley selected to appear in College Gridiron showcase & Symposium. (Photo source: WDAM archive)USM's Draper Riley selected to appear in College Gridiron showcase & Symposium. (Photo source: WDAM archive)
    University of Southern Mississippi senior defensive tackle Draper Riley was selected to appear in the fourth annual College Gridiron Showcase &Symposium, a four-day showcase for college players eligible for the 2018 National Football League draft. Staged in the Dallas-Fort Worth area from Jan. 6-10, players will spend five days being evaluated by professional football league scouts. Since 2015, 273 CGS attendees have either been drafted, signed as free agents or extended rookie ...More >>
    University of Southern Mississippi senior defensive tackle Draper Riley was selected to appear in the fourth annual College Gridiron Showcase &Symposium, a four-day showcase for college players eligible for the 2018 National Football League draft. Staged in the Dallas-Fort Worth area from Jan. 6-10, players will spend five days being evaluated by professional football league scouts. Since 2015, 273 CGS attendees have either been drafted, signed as free agents or extended rookie ...More >>
  • WCU's Jaylen Moore named SSAC player of the week

    WCU's Jaylen Moore named SSAC player of the week

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 12:07 AM EST2018-01-02 05:07:06 GMT
    Jaylen Moore leads William Carey with 16.3 points per game this season. Courtesy: WDAMJaylen Moore leads William Carey with 16.3 points per game this season. Courtesy: WDAM

    For the second time this season, William Carey senior Jaylen Moore has been named the Southern States Athletic Conference men’s basketball player of the week. The Gulfport native scored 12 points and grabbed four rebounds in the Crusaders’ 74-72 upset win over 14th-ranked LSU-Alexandria on Saturday. Moore leads Carey with an average of 16.3 points per game.

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    For the second time this season, William Carey senior Jaylen Moore has been named the Southern States Athletic Conference men’s basketball player of the week. The Gulfport native scored 12 points and grabbed four rebounds in the Crusaders’ 74-72 upset win over 14th-ranked LSU-Alexandria on Saturday. Moore leads Carey with an average of 16.3 points per game.

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  • A look back: USM on New Year's Eve

    A look back: USM on New Year's Eve

    Monday, January 1 2018 11:52 PM EST2018-01-02 04:52:38 GMT
    Southern Miss football is 2-1 on New Year's Eve. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss football is 2-1 on New Year's Eve. Courtesy: WDAM

    Including 2017’s Walk-On’s Independence Bowl, Southern Miss has played in 25 bowl games. Two of the Golden Eagles’ more notable outings happened to fall on New Year’s Eve. USM holds a 2-1 record on December 31, most recently falling to Utah in the 2003 Liberty Bowl by a score of 17-0. The Eagles’ won the Conference USA title and finished 9-4 that season.

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    Including 2017’s Walk-On’s Independence Bowl, Southern Miss has played in 25 bowl games. Two of the Golden Eagles’ more notable outings happened to fall on New Year’s Eve. USM holds a 2-1 record on December 31, most recently falling to Utah in the 2003 Liberty Bowl by a score of 17-0. The Eagles’ won the Conference USA title and finished 9-4 that season.

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  • Former USM coach enjoying CFP role

    Former USM coach enjoying CFP role

    Sunday, December 31 2017 9:50 PM EST2018-01-01 02:50:33 GMT
    Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)

    Like millions of college football fans, Jeff Bower will have a television tuned to Monday night’s semifinal games of the College Football Playoff. 

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    Like millions of college football fans, Jeff Bower will have a television tuned to Monday night’s semifinal games of the College Football Playoff. 

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  • WKU shoots past USM, 82-66

    WKU shoots past USM, 82-66

    Saturday, December 30 2017 6:55 PM EST2017-12-30 23:55:06 GMT
    Photo credit: Raycom Image BankPhoto credit: Raycom Image Bank

    Western Kentucky University made better than half its shots from the floor Saturday afternoon, putting all five starters in double figures, as the Hilltoppers downed the University of Southern Mississippi 82-66 at E.A, Diddle Arena.

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    Western Kentucky University made better than half its shots from the floor Saturday afternoon, putting all five starters in double figures, as the Hilltoppers downed the University of Southern Mississippi 82-66 at E.A, Diddle Arena.

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  • #23 Mississippi State defeats Louisville 31-27 in the TaxSlayer Bowl

    #23 Mississippi State defeats Louisville 31-27 in the TaxSlayer Bowl

    Saturday, December 30 2017 4:39 PM EST2017-12-30 21:39:47 GMT
    Photo Source: TaxSlayer Bowl Twitter PagePhoto Source: TaxSlayer Bowl Twitter Page

    The Mississippi State Bulldogs defeated the Louisville Cardinals 31-27 in the 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl. 

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    The Mississippi State Bulldogs defeated the Louisville Cardinals 31-27 in the 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl. 

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  • USM football wraps up 2017 season at 8-5

    USM football wraps up 2017 season at 8-5

    Thursday, December 28 2017 9:55 PM EST2017-12-29 02:55:14 GMT
    USM fell to FSU 42-13 in the Independence Bowl on Wednesday. (Photo source: WDAM)USM fell to FSU 42-13 in the Independence Bowl on Wednesday. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Southern Miss opened the Independence Bowl with a touchdown drive in its first possession. However, Florida State scored 33 unanswered points en route to a 42-13 win.

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    Southern Miss opened the Independence Bowl with a touchdown drive in its first possession. However, Florida State scored 33 unanswered points en route to a 42-13 win.

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  • FSU grinds down USM in Independence Bowl

    FSU grinds down USM in Independence Bowl

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 7:36 PM EST2017-12-28 00:36:45 GMT
    Southern Miss finished the season at 8-5. (Photo source: WDAM)Southern Miss finished the season at 8-5. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Less than five minutes into Wednesday afternoon’s 42nd annual Independence Bowl, the University of Southern Mississippi held a 6-0 lead. And, pretty much, Florida State University basically shrugged. The Golden Eagles simply could not get the Seminoles’ offense off the football field at Independence Stadium, as FSU scored on eight of its first nine possessions on its way to a 42-13 victory. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak by the Golden Eagles (8-5), wh...More >>
    Less than five minutes into Wednesday afternoon’s 42nd annual Independence Bowl, the University of Southern Mississippi held a 6-0 lead. And, pretty much, Florida State University basically shrugged. The Golden Eagles simply could not get the Seminoles’ offense off the football field at Independence Stadium, as FSU scored on eight of its first nine possessions on its way to a 42-13 victory. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak by the Golden Eagles (8-5), wh...More >>
  • Florida State beats Southern Miss 42-13 in Independence Bowl

    Florida State beats Southern Miss 42-13 in Independence Bowl

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 6:03 PM EST2017-12-27 23:03:34 GMT
    Florida State beat Southern Mississippi 42-13 on Wednesday. (Photo source: WDAM)Florida State beat Southern Mississippi 42-13 on Wednesday. (Photo source: WDAM)

    James Blackman threw three of his Independence Bowl-record four touchdown passes to Auden Tate and Florida State beat Southern Mississippi 42-13 on Wednesday.

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    James Blackman threw three of his Independence Bowl-record four touchdown passes to Auden Tate and Florida State beat Southern Mississippi 42-13 on Wednesday.

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  • Ito Smith, Cam Akers featured backs in the Independence Bowl

    Ito Smith, Cam Akers featured backs in the Independence Bowl

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 11:59 AM EST2017-12-27 16:59:43 GMT
    Ito Smith rushed for a career-high 219 yards in USM'Ito Smith rushed for a career-high 219 yards in USM'

    Southern Miss (8-4) and Florida State (6-6) meet for the 23rd time when they battle for the Independence Bowl at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The game features two running backs that make a significant impact for their respective teams. FSU freshman Cam Akers has picked up right where he left off at Clinton High School....

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    Southern Miss (8-4) and Florida State (6-6) meet for the 23rd time when they battle for the Independence Bowl at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The game features two running backs that make a significant impact for their respective teams. FSU freshman Cam Akers has picked up right where he left off at Clinton High School....

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  • A look back at USM's more memorable matchups with FSU

    A look back at USM's more memorable matchups with FSU

    Tuesday, December 26 2017 10:11 PM EST2017-12-27 03:11:50 GMT
    For the first time in 21 years, Southern Miss and Florida State will meet as the two schools face each other in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 27 (Photo source: USM)For the first time in 21 years, Southern Miss and Florida State will meet as the two schools face each other in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 27 (Photo source: USM)

    For the first time in 21 years, Southern Miss and Florida State will meet as the two schools face each other in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 27 in Shreveport, LA. 

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    For the first time in 21 years, Southern Miss and Florida State will meet as the two schools face each other in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 27 in Shreveport, LA. 

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  • PCS basketball set for Christmas tournament

    PCS basketball set for Christmas tournament

    Tuesday, December 26 2017 9:48 PM EST2017-12-27 02:48:02 GMT

    The PCS girls and boys basketball squads worked off any possible Christmas break rust Tuesday. It was all in preparation for the Bobcats' Christmas tournament (Dec. 27-28).

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    The PCS girls and boys basketball squads worked off any possible Christmas break rust Tuesday. It was all in preparation for the Bobcats' Christmas tournament (Dec. 27-28).

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  • USM looking forward to Independence Bowl opportunity

    USM looking forward to Independence Bowl opportunity

    Tuesday, December 26 2017 6:36 PM EST2017-12-26 23:36:37 GMT
    The Seminoles (6-6) will meet the Golden Eagles (8-4) at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Independence Stadium. (Photo source: Walk-On's Independence Bowl Twitter)The Seminoles (6-6) will meet the Golden Eagles (8-4) at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Independence Stadium. (Photo source: Walk-On's Independence Bowl Twitter)

    University of Southern Mississippi senior running back Ito Smith sometimes can be a man of few words. Tuesday morning, during a final news conference prior to Wednesday afternoon’s Independence Bowl, Smith said the Golden Eagles were looking forward to facing Florida State University. “It’s great to have an opportunity to show who we are,” said Smith, who posted his third, consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season. “We are excited to play against a program ...

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    University of Southern Mississippi senior running back Ito Smith sometimes can be a man of few words. Tuesday morning, during a final news conference prior to Wednesday afternoon’s Independence Bowl, Smith said the Golden Eagles were looking forward to facing Florida State University. “It’s great to have an opportunity to show who we are,” said Smith, who posted his third, consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season. “We are excited to play against a program ...

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  • Ole Miss' Breeland Speaks forgoes senior season; will enter 2018 NFL Draft

    Ole Miss' Breeland Speaks forgoes senior season; will enter 2018 NFL Draft

    Tuesday, December 26 2017 5:14 PM EST2017-12-26 22:14:48 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Ole Miss junior defensive lineman Breeland Speaks is electing to forgo his senior year of college and enter his name for the upcoming 2018 National Football League Draft, he announced Tuesday.

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    Ole Miss junior defensive lineman Breeland Speaks is electing to forgo his senior year of college and enter his name for the upcoming 2018 National Football League Draft, he announced Tuesday.

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  • FSU taking USM, Independence Bowl seriously

    FSU taking USM, Independence Bowl seriously

    Tuesday, December 26 2017 4:22 PM EST2017-12-26 21:22:23 GMT
    The Seminoles (6-6) will meet the Golden Eagles (8-4) at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Independence Stadium. (Photo source: Walk-On's Independence Bowl Twitter)The Seminoles (6-6) will meet the Golden Eagles (8-4) at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Independence Stadium. (Photo source: Walk-On's Independence Bowl Twitter)
    Just in case anybody was wondering if Florida State University would show up at the 42st annual Independence Bowl disinterested and complacent, FSU running back Jacques Patrick did his best to set the record straight Tuesday. “Most people think we’re going to (lie) down because it’s the Independence Bowl and it’s not the way it is,” Patrick said. “This bowl game right here is to show our determination. The circumstances we had this year, and e...More >>
    Just in case anybody was wondering if Florida State University would show up at the 42st annual Independence Bowl disinterested and complacent, FSU running back Jacques Patrick did his best to set the record straight Tuesday. “Most people think we’re going to (lie) down because it’s the Independence Bowl and it’s not the way it is,” Patrick said. “This bowl game right here is to show our determination. The circumstances we had this year, and e...More >>
  • Christmas means football for USM this season

    Christmas means football for USM this season

    Monday, December 25 2017 5:04 PM EST2017-12-25 22:04:59 GMT
    The Golden Eagles (8-4) worked around some holiday cheer while continuing their preparation for Wednesday’s Walk-On’s Independence Bowl meeting with Florida State University (6-6). (Photo source: USM)The Golden Eagles (8-4) worked around some holiday cheer while continuing their preparation for Wednesday’s Walk-On’s Independence Bowl meeting with Florida State University (6-6). (Photo source: USM)

    The Golden Eagles (8-4) worked around some holiday cheer while continuing their preparation for Wednesday’s Walk-On’s Independence Bowl meeting with Florida State University (6-6). 

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    The Golden Eagles (8-4) worked around some holiday cheer while continuing their preparation for Wednesday’s Walk-On’s Independence Bowl meeting with Florida State University (6-6). 

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  • Saints earn revenge, 1st NFC playoff berth in 4 years

    Saints earn revenge, 1st NFC playoff berth in 4 years

    Saints earn revenge, 1st NFC playoff berth in 4 years

    Sunday, December 24 2017 11:39 PM EST2017-12-25 04:39:59 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAM ArchivesPhoto credit: WDAM Archives

    Revenge was served with a ribbon Sunday afternoon at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, as the New Orleans Saints presented Who Dat Nation with an early postseason Christmas present.

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    Revenge was served with a ribbon Sunday afternoon at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, as the New Orleans Saints presented Who Dat Nation with an early postseason Christmas present.

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  • Korey Robertson enjoying breakout season for USM

    Korey Robertson enjoying breakout season for USM

    Saturday, December 23 2017 11:55 PM EST2017-12-24 04:55:40 GMT

    Korey Robertson stands 6-foot-2 and checks in at 210 pounds. He poses quite the dilemma for opposing defensive backs. The junior from Greenwood can go around, run over or jump over the defense.

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    Korey Robertson stands 6-foot-2 and checks in at 210 pounds. He poses quite the dilemma for opposing defensive backs. The junior from Greenwood can go around, run over or jump over the defense.

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  • Former Mississippi prep standout key for FSU offense

    Former Mississippi prep standout key for FSU offense

    Saturday, December 23 2017 10:24 PM EST2017-12-24 03:24:53 GMT
    Florida State running back Cam Akers; Photo source: Clarion LedgerFlorida State running back Cam Akers; Photo source: Clarion Ledger

    The University of Southern Mississippi has seen its share of good running backs during the 2017 football season. 

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    The University of Southern Mississippi has seen its share of good running backs during the 2017 football season. 

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  • USM giving Independence Bowl opponent FSU utmost respect

    USM giving Independence Bowl opponent FSU utmost respect

    Friday, December 22 2017 11:49 PM EST2017-12-23 04:49:15 GMT
    USM senior defensive lineman Xavier Thigpen. Courtesy: WDAMUSM senior defensive lineman Xavier Thigpen. Courtesy: WDAM

    Florida State has lent credence to the expression “rollercoaster season” in 2017. After their starting quarterback Deondre Francois went down with a torn patella in the Seminoles’ season-opening loss to Alabama, FSU limped to a 3-6 season. After two straight wins, the ‘Noles needed just one victory to become bowl eligible for the 36th straight year.

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    Florida State has lent credence to the expression “rollercoaster season” in 2017. After their starting quarterback Deondre Francois went down with a torn patella in the Seminoles’ season-opening loss to Alabama, FSU limped to a 3-6 season. After two straight wins, the ‘Noles needed just one victory to become bowl eligible for the 36th straight year.

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  • Robertson following familiar path to success

    Robertson following familiar path to success

    Friday, December 22 2017 8:22 PM EST2017-12-23 01:22:57 GMT
    Southern Miss' standout receiver Korey Robertson; Photo courtesy: WDAM StaffSouthern Miss' standout receiver Korey Robertson; Photo courtesy: WDAM Staff

    Shortly after arriving at the University of Southern Mississippi in the summer or 2014, Korey Robertson wondered what on earth he had gotten himself into. 

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    Shortly after arriving at the University of Southern Mississippi in the summer or 2014, Korey Robertson wondered what on earth he had gotten himself into. 

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  • Billy Hamilton serves steak dinner to state champion Taylorsville

    Billy Hamilton serves steak dinner to state champion Taylorsville

    Thursday, December 21 2017 11:49 PM EST2017-12-22 04:49:00 GMT
    Billy Hamilton. Courtesy: WDAMBilly Hamilton. Courtesy: WDAM

    Just a few weeks removed from their class 2A state championship, the Taylorsville Tartars were treated to a steak and chicken dinner courtesy of pro ball player Billy Hamilton. The Taylorsville grad, who wrapped up his fifth season with the Cincinnati Reds in October, never passes up an opportunity to give back to his hometown.

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    Just a few weeks removed from their class 2A state championship, the Taylorsville Tartars were treated to a steak and chicken dinner courtesy of pro ball player Billy Hamilton. The Taylorsville grad, who wrapped up his fifth season with the Cincinnati Reds in October, never passes up an opportunity to give back to his hometown.

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  • USM football shores up competition, evens out classes with signing class

    USM football shores up competition, evens out classes with signing class

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 9:57 PM EST2017-12-21 02:57:29 GMT
    (Photo source: USM)(Photo source: USM)

    Signing Day for high school football recruits and junior college mid-semester transfers is in full swing at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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    Signing Day for high school football recruits and junior college mid-semester transfers is in full swing at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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  • Booth named Region 8-2A Coach of Year

    Booth named Region 8-2A Coach of Year

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 7:30 PM EST2017-12-20 00:30:38 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM
    Second-year head football coach Eric Booth was named Region 8-2A Coach of the Year after leading Collins High School to the region title and a postseason run to the South State title game. North Forrest High School quarterback Daylyn Croom was named Region 8-2A Player of the Year, while Collins receiver Markel McLaurin was named Offensive Most Valuable Player and Perry Central outside linebacker Tijuane Bolton was named Defensive MVP. Collins (12-3), which dropped its first two game...More >>
    Second-year head football coach Eric Booth was named Region 8-2A Coach of the Year after leading Collins High School to the region title and a postseason run to the South State title game. North Forrest High School quarterback Daylyn Croom was named Region 8-2A Player of the Year, while Collins receiver Markel McLaurin was named Offensive Most Valuable Player and Perry Central outside linebacker Tijuane Bolton was named Defensive MVP. Collins (12-3), which dropped its first two game...More >>
  • USM football expected to reap JUCO bounty

    USM football expected to reap JUCO bounty

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 5:39 PM EST2017-12-19 22:39:24 GMT
    (Image source: USM)(Image source: USM)

    The University of Southern Mississippi football program is expected to begin replenishing its ranks on the first day of the newly-minted “early signing” period.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi football program is expected to begin replenishing its ranks on the first day of the newly-minted “early signing” period.

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  • Korey Robertson's breakout season a result of hard work

    Korey Robertson's breakout season a result of hard work

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 7:16 AM EST2017-12-19 12:16:11 GMT

    Korey Robertson said Auburn and Mississippi State recruited him out of high school to play defensive back.

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    Korey Robertson said Auburn and Mississippi State recruited him out of high school to play defensive back.

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  • USM's Brian Dozier recalls first major league postseason appearance

    USM's Brian Dozier recalls first major league postseason appearance

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 7:09 AM EST2017-12-19 12:09:11 GMT

    After winning the American League Gold Glove award in November, Brian Dozier added the key to the city of Hattiesburg to his growing collection of hardware. The Minnesota Twins second baseman and former Southern Miss standout received the honorary key from Hattiesburg mayor Toby Barker on Thursday inside City Hall. Dozier's sixth season in the MLB, marked the first playoff appearance of his career with the Twins.

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    After winning the American League Gold Glove award in November, Brian Dozier added the key to the city of Hattiesburg to his growing collection of hardware. The Minnesota Twins second baseman and former Southern Miss standout received the honorary key from Hattiesburg mayor Toby Barker on Thursday inside City Hall. Dozier's sixth season in the MLB, marked the first playoff appearance of his career with the Twins.

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  • USM basketball teams face tough stretch to finish year

    USM basketball teams face tough stretch to finish year

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 12:56 AM EST2017-12-19 05:56:37 GMT

    For the first time since 2013, Southern Miss men's basketball notched seven wins by the month of December after defeating William Carey 75-58 on Saturday. However, head coach Doc Sadler acknowledges the tough road ahead for the Golden Eagles. USM travels to No. 19 Florida State (10-1) on Thursday before taking on Mississippi State (9-1) on Saturday at Jackson's Mississippi Coliseum.

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    For the first time since 2013, Southern Miss men's basketball notched seven wins by the month of December after defeating William Carey 75-58 on Saturday. However, head coach Doc Sadler acknowledges the tough road ahead for the Golden Eagles. USM travels to No. 19 Florida State (10-1) on Thursday before taking on Mississippi State (9-1) on Saturday at Jackson's Mississippi Coliseum.

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  • Several connections between USM and FSU football programs

    Several connections between USM and FSU football programs

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 12:41 AM EST2017-12-19 05:41:34 GMT

    Southern Miss (8-4) and Florida State meet for the first time since 1996 when the two schools battle in the Independence Bowl on December 27 in Shreveport, Louisiana. While it's been over two decades since the Golden Eagles and Seminoles have met on the gridiron, the two programs are connected in a number of ways..

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    Southern Miss (8-4) and Florida State meet for the first time since 1996 when the two schools battle in the Independence Bowl on December 27 in Shreveport, Louisiana. While it's been over two decades since the Golden Eagles and Seminoles have met on the gridiron, the two programs are connected in a number of ways..

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  • Southern Miss to add women's beach volleyball

    Southern Miss to add women's beach volleyball

    Monday, December 18 2017 8:32 PM EST2017-12-19 01:32:32 GMT
    Southern Miss campus/Photo source: WDAMSouthern Miss campus/Photo source: WDAM

    The University of Southern Mississippi announced Monday that women's beach volleyball will be added to its intercollegiate athletics program for the spring 2019. “The University of Southern Mississippi is pleased to announce the sponsorship of women’s beach volleyball,” said Southern Miss Director of Athletics Jon Gilbert. “We are excited to offer additional opportunities for student-athletes at the University. Beach volleyball is the fastest growing NCAA...

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    The University of Southern Mississippi announced Monday that women's beach volleyball will be added to its intercollegiate athletics program for the spring 2019. “The University of Southern Mississippi is pleased to announce the sponsorship of women’s beach volleyball,” said Southern Miss Director of Athletics Jon Gilbert. “We are excited to offer additional opportunities for student-athletes at the University. Beach volleyball is the fastest growing NCAA...

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  • Forrest County Board recognizes Hattiesburg High football team

    Forrest County Board recognizes Hattiesburg High football team

    Monday, December 18 2017 7:17 PM EST2017-12-19 00:17:46 GMT
    Courtesy: WDAMCourtesy: WDAM

    The Forrest County Board of Supervisors recognized the Hattiesburg High School football team at its Monday meeting.  Board President David Hogan read a proclamation to head coach Tony Vance in honor of the team for an undefeated regular season that earned the Tigers a South State Championship and a spot in the 5A championship game. The team's 41-15 loss to West Point in the state championship was their only defeat of the year.  Copyright WDAM...

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    The Forrest County Board of Supervisors recognized the Hattiesburg High School football team at its Monday meeting.  Board President David Hogan read a proclamation to head coach Tony Vance in honor of the team for an undefeated regular season that earned the Tigers a South State Championship and a spot in the 5A championship game. The team's 41-15 loss to West Point in the state championship was their only defeat of the year.  Copyright WDAM...

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  • Two USM baseball players named preseason All-Americans

    Two USM baseball players named preseason All-Americans

    Monday, December 18 2017 4:56 PM EST2017-12-18 21:56:04 GMT
    Matt Wallner (left) and Nick Sandlin (right). SOURCE: Southern Miss AthleticsMatt Wallner (left) and Nick Sandlin (right). SOURCE: Southern Miss Athletics

    University of Southern Mississippi junior relief pitcher Nick Sandlin and sophomore outfielder/pitcher Matt Wallner were named second-team All-America by Collegiate Baseball. The preseason teams were announced Monday. Wallner was named Baseball America’s Freshman of the Year and National Collegiate Baseball Association’s Freshman Hitter of the Year in 2017 after hitting .336 in his year with the Golden Eagles, according to Southern Miss sports information.  The For...

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    University of Southern Mississippi junior relief pitcher Nick Sandlin and sophomore outfielder/pitcher Matt Wallner were named second-team All-America by Collegiate Baseball. The preseason teams were announced Monday. Wallner was named Baseball America’s Freshman of the Year and National Collegiate Baseball Association’s Freshman Hitter of the Year in 2017 after hitting .336 in his year with the Golden Eagles, according to Southern Miss sports information.  The For...

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  • USM's Smith says he’s headed to Senior Bowl

    USM's Smith says he’s headed to Senior Bowl

    Monday, December 18 2017 4:03 PM EST2017-12-18 21:03:36 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Growing up in Mobile, Ala., Ito Smith attended his fair share of the Senior Bowl, college football’s premier all-star showcase. Now, it appears the University of Southern Mississippi senior running back will be playing in one. Smith took to Twitter Saturday night to say that he had received an invitation to play in the 2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. “God is Good,” Smith tweeted Saturday. “From attending this game and b...More >>
    Growing up in Mobile, Ala., Ito Smith attended his fair share of the Senior Bowl, college football’s premier all-star showcase. Now, it appears the University of Southern Mississippi senior running back will be playing in one. Smith took to Twitter Saturday night to say that he had received an invitation to play in the 2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. “God is Good,” Smith tweeted Saturday. “From attending this game and b...More >>
  • LeBron makes statement with 1 black, 1 white 'equality' shoe

    LeBron makes statement with 1 black, 1 white 'equality' shoe

    Monday, December 18 2017 3:49 AM EST2017-12-18 08:49:41 GMT
    James sported one black and one white shoe during Sunday's game (Source: AP Images)James sported one black and one white shoe during Sunday's game (Source: AP Images)

    LeBron James' dominant play in Sunday night's win was not the only statement he made while in Washington. He also made one with his shoes.

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    LeBron James' dominant play in Sunday night's win was not the only statement he made while in Washington. He also made one with his shoes.

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  • Big 2nd half lifts USM over Carey, 75-58

    Big 2nd half lifts USM over Carey, 75-58

    Saturday, December 16 2017 10:29 PM EST2017-12-17 03:29:34 GMT
    Southern Miss defeats William Carey, 75-58; Photo credit: WDAM Staff (Taylor Curet)Southern Miss defeats William Carey, 75-58; Photo credit: WDAM Staff (Taylor Curet)

    For more than 30 minutes Saturday evening, the University of Southern Mississippi had its hands full at Green Coliseum with cross-town rival William Carey University.

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    For more than 30 minutes Saturday evening, the University of Southern Mississippi had its hands full at Green Coliseum with cross-town rival William Carey University.

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  • Lady Eagles roar past Sam Houston St., 58-38

    Lady Eagles roar past Sam Houston St., 58-38

    Saturday, December 16 2017 7:18 PM EST2017-12-17 00:18:11 GMT
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    Senior forward Jayla King and junior Megan Brown each posted a double-double Friday night as the University of Southern Mississippi ran away from Sam Houston State University 58-38 at Green Coliseum.  

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    Senior forward Jayla King and junior Megan Brown each posted a double-double Friday night as the University of Southern Mississippi ran away from Sam Houston State University 58-38 at Green Coliseum.  

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  • Mississippi pounds Alabama, 42-7

    Mississippi pounds Alabama, 42-7

    Saturday, December 16 2017 6:44 PM EST2017-12-16 23:44:46 GMT
    MS All-stars defeat AL All-Stars 42-7; Photo Credit; WDAM Staff (Taylor Curet) via TwitterMS All-stars defeat AL All-Stars 42-7; Photo Credit; WDAM Staff (Taylor Curet) via Twitter

    If it were up to Mississippi’s high school football all-stars, they likely would suggest that every meeting with its Alabama counterparts take place at M.M. Roberts Stadium on the University of Southern Mississippi campus. 

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    If it were up to Mississippi’s high school football all-stars, they likely would suggest that every meeting with its Alabama counterparts take place at M.M. Roberts Stadium on the University of Southern Mississippi campus. 

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  • Lady Eagles score 23 unanswered in win over Sam Houston

    Lady Eagles score 23 unanswered in win over Sam Houston

    Saturday, December 16 2017 12:14 AM EST2017-12-16 05:14:04 GMT
    USM junior Megan Brown (22) scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Lady Eagles' 58-38 win over Sam Houston on Friday. Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior Megan Brown (22) scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Lady Eagles' 58-38 win over Sam Houston on Friday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Three days after nearly knocking off Ole Miss, Southern Miss responded with a 58-38 win over Sam Houston State on Friday night at Reed-Green Coliseum. From the 3:16 mark of the second period to the 5:35 mark of the third period, the Lady Eagles went on a 23-0 run to open a 33-16 lead over the Bearkats. USM outrebounded Sam Houston 45-32, thanks in part to junior Megan Brown and senior Jayla King’s pair of double-doubles.

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    Three days after nearly knocking off Ole Miss, Southern Miss responded with a 58-38 win over Sam Houston State on Friday night at Reed-Green Coliseum. From the 3:16 mark of the second period to the 5:35 mark of the third period, the Lady Eagles went on a 23-0 run to open a 33-16 lead over the Bearkats. USM outrebounded Sam Houston 45-32, thanks in part to junior Megan Brown and senior Jayla King’s pair of double-doubles.

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  • Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game returns to Roberts Stadium

    Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game returns to Roberts Stadium

    Friday, December 15 2017 7:58 PM EST2017-12-16 00:58:39 GMT
    SOURCE: MS Association of CoachesSOURCE: MS Association of Coaches
    The Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game is returning to Mississippi soil Saturday for just the second time in the series’ history. That inaugural game at M.M. Roberts Stadium on the University of Southern Mississippi campus worked out well for the home-standing team. In 2015, former Laurel High School quarterback Keon Howard threw four touchdown passes and Mississippi snapped a seven-game losing streak to Alabama with a 28-21 victory. Saturday at noon, the 31st an...More >>
    The Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game is returning to Mississippi soil Saturday for just the second time in the series’ history. That inaugural game at M.M. Roberts Stadium on the University of Southern Mississippi campus worked out well for the home-standing team. In 2015, former Laurel High School quarterback Keon Howard threw four touchdown passes and Mississippi snapped a seven-game losing streak to Alabama with a 28-21 victory. Saturday at noon, the 31st an...More >>
  • WATCH: Young fan gets surprise bowl game tickets from USM QB

    WATCH: Young fan gets surprise bowl game tickets from USM QB

    Friday, December 15 2017 5:53 PM EST2017-12-15 22:53:47 GMT
    The young fan will be there in person to cheer on his team when the Golden Eagles take on the Florida State Seminoles on Dec. 27. (Photo source: Twitter/@USMGoldenEagles)The young fan will be there in person to cheer on his team when the Golden Eagles take on the Florida State Seminoles on Dec. 27. (Photo source: Twitter/@USMGoldenEagles)

    Golden Eagles quarterback Kwadra Griggs helped deliver a surprise Thursday a young fan won’t soon forget.

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    Golden Eagles quarterback Kwadra Griggs helped deliver a surprise Thursday a young fan won’t soon forget.

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  • Ole Miss submits appeal to NCAA over infractions

    Ole Miss submits appeal to NCAA over infractions

    Friday, December 15 2017 1:46 PM EST2017-12-15 18:46:55 GMT
    Ex-head coach Hugh Freeze with then-Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson, who has since transferred to Michigan. (Source: WMC Action News 5)Ex-head coach Hugh Freeze with then-Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson, who has since transferred to Michigan. (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    The University of Mississippi submitted its appeal to the NCAA regarding sanctions levied upon the school two weeks ago.

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    The University of Mississippi submitted its appeal to the NCAA regarding sanctions levied upon the school two weeks ago.

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  • Mississippi/Alabama game more than an exhibition for MS all-stars

    Mississippi/Alabama game more than an exhibition for MS all-stars

    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:50 PM EST2017-12-15 04:50:53 GMT
    The Mississippi/Alabama all-star game will be played in the state of Mississippi for just the second time. Courtesy: WDAMThe Mississippi/Alabama all-star game will be played in the state of Mississippi for just the second time. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Mississippi All-Stars wrapped up its third practice at Hattiesburg High school ahead of the 31st Mississippi/Alabama All-star game on Saturday at noon. Although Saturday’s contest at Southern Miss’ M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg is just an exhibition, the Mississippi players are taking it seriously.

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    The Mississippi All-Stars wrapped up its third practice at Hattiesburg High school ahead of the 31st Mississippi/Alabama All-star game on Saturday at noon. Although Saturday’s contest at Southern Miss’ M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg is just an exhibition, the Mississippi players are taking it seriously.

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  • Dozier presented key to City of Hattiesburg

    Dozier presented key to City of Hattiesburg

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:16 PM EST2017-12-15 00:16:57 GMT
    Brian Dozier awarded key to city. SOURCE: USM baseballBrian Dozier awarded key to city. SOURCE: USM baseball
    When he’s not making the highlight reels during the major league baseball season, Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier and his wife, Renee, call Hattiesburg home. Now, the former University of Southern Mississippi standout has his very own key to the city that embraced him during his days as a Golden Eagle. Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker honored Dozier Thursday during a ceremony at City Hall, presenting him with a proclamation and “lifetime key to the City of Hatti...More >>
    When he’s not making the highlight reels during the major league baseball season, Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier and his wife, Renee, call Hattiesburg home. Now, the former University of Southern Mississippi standout has his very own key to the city that embraced him during his days as a Golden Eagle. Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker honored Dozier Thursday during a ceremony at City Hall, presenting him with a proclamation and “lifetime key to the City of Hatti...More >>
  • USM alum Brian Dozier honored with key to the city

    USM alum Brian Dozier honored with key to the city

    Thursday, December 14 2017 4:19 PM EST2017-12-14 21:19:38 GMT
    The city council chambers at Hattiesburg City Hall erupted in applause as Mayor Toby Barker presented the key to Dozier. (Photo source: WDAM)The city council chambers at Hattiesburg City Hall erupted in applause as Mayor Toby Barker presented the key to Dozier. (Photo source: WDAM)

    University of Southern Mississippi alumnus and Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier was honored Thursday with a key to the City of Hattiesburg.

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    University of Southern Mississippi alumnus and Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier was honored Thursday with a key to the City of Hattiesburg.

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  • USM bowl preparations, recruiting pick up

    USM bowl preparations, recruiting pick up

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:57 PM EST2017-12-14 02:57:06 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    For a second consecutive day, University of Southern Mississippi football coaches put the Golden Eagles through their paces for 2 ½ hours Wednesday afternoon at the Joe P. Park Football Practice Fields. Then, they hit the recruiting trail. With the Dec. 20 signing date looming and a Dec. 27 Independence Bowl date drawing closer with Florida State University, USM’s coaches have one eye on the future and the other focused on the present. “We’ll be recruiting ...More >>
    For a second consecutive day, University of Southern Mississippi football coaches put the Golden Eagles through their paces for 2 ½ hours Wednesday afternoon at the Joe P. Park Football Practice Fields. Then, they hit the recruiting trail. With the Dec. 20 signing date looming and a Dec. 27 Independence Bowl date drawing closer with Florida State University, USM’s coaches have one eye on the future and the other focused on the present. “We’ll be recruiting ...More >>
  • Cool 1st half dooms Lady Eagles in Oxford

    Cool 1st half dooms Lady Eagles in Oxford

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:23 PM EST2017-12-13 21:23:20 GMT
    SOURCE: Southern Miss AthleticsSOURCE: Southern Miss Athletics
    From Special Reports: The University of Mississippi held the University of Southern Miss to 18 points in the first half and the Lady Eagles never were able to catch up, dropping a 68-59 decision to the Lady Rebels Tuesday at The Pavilion. USM (6-3) rallied in the second half, but Ole Miss (9-1) made enough free throws down the stretch to hold off the Lady Eagles. “We were frustrated by how we played in the first half, but I can’t say enough about how we fought back,&rdq...More >>
    From Special Reports: The University of Mississippi held the University of Southern Miss to 18 points in the first half and the Lady Eagles never were able to catch up, dropping a 68-59 decision to the Lady Rebels Tuesday at The Pavilion. USM (6-3) rallied in the second half, but Ole Miss (9-1) made enough free throws down the stretch to hold off the Lady Eagles. “We were frustrated by how we played in the first half, but I can’t say enough about how we fought back,&rdq...More >>
  • Golden Eagles to honor 177th Armored Brigade in Independence Bowl

    Golden Eagles to honor 177th Armored Brigade in Independence Bowl

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:08 PM EST2017-12-13 17:08:30 GMT
    Source: Twitter/@SouthernMissFBSource: Twitter/@SouthernMissFB

    You will see a special decal on the Golden Eagles' helmets during the Independence Bowl.

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    You will see a special decal on the Golden Eagles' helmets during the Independence Bowl.

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  • WDAM All-Star: USM linebacker Racheem Boothe

    WDAM All-Star: USM linebacker Racheem Boothe

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:26 AM EST2017-12-12 05:26:14 GMT
    USM redshirt freshman linebacker Racheem Boothe (41). Courtesy: WDAMUSM redshirt freshman linebacker Racheem Boothe (41). Courtesy: WDAM

    Racheem Boothe sat and watched the Golden Eagles from the sidelines in 2016. The extra time paid off as the freshman linebacker has proved to be a major key for the Southern Miss defense this season. “Racheem's special,” said USM senior defensive back Jomez Applewhite. “He started coming into his own last year during his redshirt year.

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    Racheem Boothe sat and watched the Golden Eagles from the sidelines in 2016. The extra time paid off as the freshman linebacker has proved to be a major key for the Southern Miss defense this season. “Racheem's special,” said USM senior defensive back Jomez Applewhite. “He started coming into his own last year during his redshirt year.

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  • Columbia football names Chip Bilderback new head coach

    Columbia football names Chip Bilderback new head coach

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:10 AM EST2017-12-12 05:10:54 GMT
    Chip Bilderback was introduced as Columbia High's new head football coach on Monday afternoon. Courtesy: WDAMChip Bilderback was introduced as Columbia High's new head football coach on Monday afternoon. Courtesy: WDAM

    A new era has begun for Columbia High football. The Wildcats announced the hiring of Chip Bilderback as the new head coach on Monday afternoon. “[Bilderback] defined what the C is on Columbia and that’s character,” said Columbia School District superintendent Jason Harris. Bilderback replaces James Harvey, who served as Columbia’s head coach from 2015-17.

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    A new era has begun for Columbia High football. The Wildcats announced the hiring of Chip Bilderback as the new head coach on Monday afternoon. “[Bilderback] defined what the C is on Columbia and that’s character,” said Columbia School District superintendent Jason Harris. Bilderback replaces James Harvey, who served as Columbia’s head coach from 2015-17.

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  • Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson transferring to Michigan

    Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson transferring to Michigan

    Monday, December 11 2017 1:54 PM EST2017-12-11 18:54:14 GMT
    Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson (Source: WMC Action News 5/Austin McAfee)Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson (Source: WMC Action News 5/Austin McAfee)

    Quarterback Shea Patterson's time in Oxford is over.

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    Quarterback Shea Patterson's time in Oxford is over.

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  • "Steve Knight Court" dedicated in William Carey's basketball gym

    "Steve Knight Court" dedicated in William Carey's basketball gym

    Monday, December 11 2017 12:35 AM EST2017-12-11 05:35:39 GMT
    William Carey basketball coach Steve Knight is in his 36th season as head coach of the Crusaders. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey basketball coach Steve Knight is in his 36th season as head coach of the Crusaders. Courtesy: WDAM

    William Carey basketball honored long-time head coach Steve Knight on Saturday, December 2, by naming the Clinton Gym’s court “Steve Knight Court.” It was a fitting tribute for Knight, who’s in his 36th season at the helm of Crusader basketball. Coming into the 2017 season, Knight was Mississippi’s all-time winningest college coach with 655 career wins.

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    William Carey basketball honored long-time head coach Steve Knight on Saturday, December 2, by naming the Clinton Gym’s court “Steve Knight Court.” It was a fitting tribute for Knight, who’s in his 36th season at the helm of Crusader basketball. Coming into the 2017 season, Knight was Mississippi’s all-time winningest college coach with 655 career wins.

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  • USM football's 2017 journey comes to an end on December 27

    USM football's 2017 journey comes to an end on December 27

    Monday, December 11 2017 12:25 AM EST2017-12-11 05:25:36 GMT
    USM senior defensive back Curtis Mikell (19). Courtesy: WDAMUSM senior defensive back Curtis Mikell (19). Courtesy: WDAM

    “Football is a journey,” as Southern Miss head coach Jay Hopson likes to say. The Golden Eagles’ long journey this season has led them to an 8-4 regular season finish and Independence Bowl matchup with Florida State (6-6) in Shreveport, Louisiana on December 27. USM, along with 23 seniors, has a tremendous opportunity to finish the year on a high note.

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    “Football is a journey,” as Southern Miss head coach Jay Hopson likes to say. The Golden Eagles’ long journey this season has led them to an 8-4 regular season finish and Independence Bowl matchup with Florida State (6-6) in Shreveport, Louisiana on December 27. USM, along with 23 seniors, has a tremendous opportunity to finish the year on a high note.

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  • USM storms past Troy, 89-71

    USM storms past Troy, 89-71

    Sunday, December 10 2017 7:09 PM EST2017-12-11 00:09:41 GMT
    USM Men's basketball get the win against Troy; Photo courtesy: WDAM Staff (Taylor Curet)USM Men's basketball get the win against Troy; Photo courtesy: WDAM Staff (Taylor Curet)

    When you want instant coffee, you add hot water.

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    When you want instant coffee, you add hot water.

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  • USM snowed out, returns to practice Monday

    USM snowed out, returns to practice Monday

    Sunday, December 10 2017 12:10 AM EST2017-12-10 05:10:45 GMT
    USM's M.M. Roberts Stadium covered in snow on Friday afternoon. Courtesy: WDAMUSM's M.M. Roberts Stadium covered in snow on Friday afternoon. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss football was supposed to practice on Friday afternoon but Jack Frost had other plans. The blanket of snow that covered the Rock postponed USM’s practice until Monday afternoon. The Golden Eagles (8-4) face Florida State (6-6) in the Independence Bowl on December 27.

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    Southern Miss football was supposed to practice on Friday afternoon but Jack Frost had other plans. The blanket of snow that covered the Rock postponed USM’s practice until Monday afternoon. The Golden Eagles (8-4) face Florida State (6-6) in the Independence Bowl on December 27.

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  • South falls to North in Bernard Blackwell Classic

    South falls to North in Bernard Blackwell Classic

    Saturday, December 9 2017 11:44 PM EST2017-12-10 04:44:11 GMT
    The South All-stars fell to the North in the Bernard Blackwell Classic on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAMThe South All-stars fell to the North in the Bernard Blackwell Classic on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAM

    After defeating the North 21-14 in 2016, the South failed to score a point in the 69th Bernard Blackwell Classic. The North All-stars beat the South 13-0 on Saturday at Joseph Milner Stadium in Gulfport.

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    After defeating the North 21-14 in 2016, the South failed to score a point in the 69th Bernard Blackwell Classic. The North All-stars beat the South 13-0 on Saturday at Joseph Milner Stadium in Gulfport.

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  • 14 Golden Eagles earn All-C-USA honors

    14 Golden Eagles earn All-C-USA honors

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 8:25 PM EST2017-12-07 01:25:25 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    From Special Reports: Fourteen University of Southern Mississippi football players were named first-team, second-team or honorable mention All-Conference USA. Senior running back Ito Smith, junior receiver Korey Robertson and junior place-kicker Parker Shaunfield were named to first-team All-C-USA. Smith, who became just the 10th player in Football Subdivision with 4,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in a career, has amassed 1,730 all-purpose yards and scored 15 touc...More >>
    From Special Reports: Fourteen University of Southern Mississippi football players were named first-team, second-team or honorable mention All-Conference USA. Senior running back Ito Smith, junior receiver Korey Robertson and junior place-kicker Parker Shaunfield were named to first-team All-C-USA. Smith, who became just the 10th player in Football Subdivision with 4,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in a career, has amassed 1,730 all-purpose yards and scored 15 touc...More >>
  • Pine Belt to be well-represented in Blackwell All-Star Game

    Pine Belt to be well-represented in Blackwell All-Star Game

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 5:55 PM EST2017-12-06 22:55:02 GMT
    SOURCE: Mississippi Association of CoachesSOURCE: Mississippi Association of Coaches

    From Special Reports: Fourteen football players from 11 Pine Belt area high schools will take the field for the South squad Saturday in the 69th annual Bernard Blackwell North-South All-Star Football Game. Kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Gulfport High School’s historic Milner Stadium. Local players suiting up for the South include: Perry Central High School _ McKail Sumrall (defensive back); Tijuane Bolton (defensive lineman) Poplarville High Sch...

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    From Special Reports: Fourteen football players from 11 Pine Belt area high schools will take the field for the South squad Saturday in the 69th annual Bernard Blackwell North-South All-Star Football Game. Kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Gulfport High School’s historic Milner Stadium. Local players suiting up for the South include: Perry Central High School _ McKail Sumrall (defensive back); Tijuane Bolton (defensive lineman) Poplarville High Sch...

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  • USM to face familiar foe in bowl game

    USM to face familiar foe in bowl game

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 10:07 PM EST2017-12-06 03:07:56 GMT
    Former USM quarterback Brett Favre leading Southern Miss to win over Flordia State in 1989. SOURCE: southernmiss.comFormer USM quarterback Brett Favre leading Southern Miss to win over Flordia State in 1989. SOURCE: southernmiss.com

    The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl was not initially on the University of Southern Mississippi’s radar when it came to possible postseason destinations. But down the stretch of the season, as it became clear that the Southeastern Conference was going to have trouble supplying teams for its bowl tie-ins, the Golden Eagles popped up on the Independence Bowl’s post-Christmas list. Sunday evening, the Golden Eagles were extended an invitation to play in the 42ndedition of...

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    The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl was not initially on the University of Southern Mississippi’s radar when it came to possible postseason destinations. But down the stretch of the season, as it became clear that the Southeastern Conference was going to have trouble supplying teams for its bowl tie-ins, the Golden Eagles popped up on the Independence Bowl’s post-Christmas list. Sunday evening, the Golden Eagles were extended an invitation to play in the 42ndedition of...

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  • Slippery floor suspends Providence-Seton Hall basketball game

    Slippery floor suspends Providence-Seton Hall basketball game

    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:26 PM EST2018-02-22 18:26:17 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:26 PM EST2018-02-22 18:26:17 GMT
    Officials suspended the game with 13:03 left in the second half and Seton Hall leading Providence 56-47. (Source: WPRI/CNN)Officials suspended the game with 13:03 left in the second half and Seton Hall leading Providence 56-47. (Source: WPRI/CNN)

    Officials suspended the game with 13:03 left in the second half with Seton Hall leading Providence 56-47.

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    Officials suspended the game with 13:03 left in the second half with Seton Hall leading Providence 56-47.

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  • Gasser outduels Anderson for gold in women's Big Air

    Gasser outduels Anderson for gold in women's Big Air

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:34 PM EST2018-02-22 02:34:18 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:05 AM EST2018-02-22 06:05:32 GMT

    Anna Gasser edged two-time gold medalist Jamie Anderson in a thrilling final to earn gold in the Olympic debut of women's Big Air snowboarding.

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    Anna Gasser edged two-time gold medalist Jamie Anderson in a thrilling final to earn gold in the Olympic debut of women's Big Air snowboarding.

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  • U.S., Canadian ambassadors bet on gold medal women's hockey game

    U.S., Canadian ambassadors bet on gold medal women's hockey game

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:50 PM EST2018-02-21 23:50:04 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:02 PM EST2018-02-22 01:02:10 GMT
    Players from the United States pose for the camera before the semifinal round of the women's hockey game against Finland at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (Matt Slocum/Pool Photo via AP)Players from the United States pose for the camera before the semifinal round of the women's hockey game against Finland at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (Matt Slocum/Pool Photo via AP)

    Team USA won the first meeting between the neighboring nations at the 1998 Winter Olympics. The Canucks have won every other meeting.

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    Team USA won the first meeting between the neighboring nations at the 1998 Winter Olympics. The Canucks have won every other meeting.

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  • The Latest: James, Team LeBron tops Team Stephen 148-145

    The Latest: James, Team LeBron tops Team Stephen 148-145

    Sunday, February 18 2018 8:51 PM EST2018-02-19 01:51:04 GMT
    Sunday, February 18 2018 11:45 PM EST2018-02-19 04:45:06 GMT

    The NBA All-Star Game between Team LeBron and Team Stephen at Staples Center has begun.

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    The NBA All-Star Game between Team LeBron and Team Stephen at Staples Center has begun.

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  • The Latest: Jazz rookie Mitchell wins slam dunk contest

    The Latest: Jazz rookie Mitchell wins slam dunk contest

    Saturday, February 17 2018 1:50 PM EST2018-02-17 18:50:09 GMT
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    Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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    Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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  • Lindsey Vonn responds to Twitter trolls after 6th place finish in Super G

    Lindsey Vonn responds to Twitter trolls after 6th place finish in Super G

    Saturday, February 17 2018 3:57 PM EST2018-02-17 20:57:38 GMT
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    After Vonn's disappointing performance in the women's Super G event where she finished sixth, many people on Twitter ridiculed her.

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    After Vonn's disappointing performance in the women's Super G event where she finished sixth, many people on Twitter ridiculed her.

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  • US skater Nathan Chen dazzles after poor short program

    US skater Nathan Chen dazzles after poor short program

    Friday, February 16 2018 10:59 PM EST2018-02-17 03:59:48 GMT
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    American figure skater Nathan Chen landed an unparalleled six quadruple jumps in a historic performance at the Pyeongchang Games.More >>
    American figure skater Nathan Chen landed an unparalleled six quadruple jumps in a historic performance at the Pyeongchang Games.More >>
  • The Latest: Shaun White's Olympic gold a highlight of Day 5

    The Latest: Shaun White's Olympic gold a highlight of Day 5

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 7:55 PM EST2018-02-14 00:55:08 GMT
    Wednesday, February 14 2018 3:01 PM EST2018-02-14 20:01:28 GMT
    Shaun White, of the United States, jumps during the men's halfpipe qualifying at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Shaun White, of the United States, jumps during the men's halfpipe qualifying at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    Katie Couric has apologized for saying that the Dutch are so successful in speed skating because skates have been used as a form of transportation when canals freeze in the Netherlands.

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    Katie Couric has apologized for saying that the Dutch are so successful in speed skating because skates have been used as a form of transportation when canals freeze in the Netherlands.

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  • Couric tweets apology to Dutch for Olympic comment

    Couric tweets apology to Dutch for Olympic comment

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-02-13 22:35:17 GMT
    Tuesday, February 13 2018 6:07 PM EST2018-02-13 23:07:25 GMT
    Katie Couric tweeted an apology to the Netherlands for her comment on NBC's coverage of the Olympic opening ceremony that skates are a common form of transportation on that country's frozen canals.More >>
    Katie Couric tweeted an apology to the Netherlands for her comment on NBC's coverage of the Olympic opening ceremony that skates are a common form of transportation on that country's frozen canals.More >>
  • Vonn, White and Team USA share ceremonies experience at Olympics

    Vonn, White and Team USA share ceremonies experience at Olympics

    Friday, February 9 2018 10:56 AM EST2018-02-09 15:56:13 GMT
    Friday, February 9 2018 10:56 AM EST2018-02-09 15:56:13 GMT

    Skier Lindsey Vonn and snowboarder Shaun White were among those marching behind the U.S. flag as the Olympic opening ceremonies commenced in South Korea.

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    Skier Lindsey Vonn and snowboarder Shaun White were among those marching behind the U.S. flag as the Olympic opening ceremonies commenced in South Korea.

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  • Move over Rocky, Eagles bring underdog Super Bowl victory to Philadelphia

    Move over Rocky, Eagles bring underdog Super Bowl victory to Philadelphia

    Monday, February 5 2018 3:52 AM EST2018-02-05 08:52:23 GMT
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    Sylvester Stallone salutes Philadelphia after the underdog Eagles beat five-time Super Bowl champ New England.

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    Sylvester Stallone salutes Philadelphia after the underdog Eagles beat five-time Super Bowl champ New England.

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  • Vikings fans make Super Bowl trip unpleasant for Eagles fans

    Vikings fans make Super Bowl trip unpleasant for Eagles fans

    Friday, January 26 2018 4:55 PM EST2018-01-26 21:55:49 GMT
    Friday, January 26 2018 5:32 PM EST2018-01-26 22:32:01 GMT
    Fans celebrate outside Lincoln Financial Field after the NFL football NFC championship game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Eagles won 38-7 to advance to Super Bowl LII. (AP Photo/MattFans celebrate outside Lincoln Financial Field after the NFL football NFC championship game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Eagles won 38-7 to advance to Super Bowl LII. (AP Photo/Matt

    Whether or not this is a case of sour grapes is open to interpretation.

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    Whether or not this is a case of sour grapes is open to interpretation.

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    Vince McMahon to revive XFL in 2020

    Vince McMahon to revive XFL in 2020

    Thursday, January 25 2018 12:42 PM EST2018-01-25 17:42:59 GMT
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    Vince McMahon, chairman of the World Wrestling Federation, speaks during a news conference Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, in New York. The WWF announced plans for an eight-team pro football league, to be known as the XFL, that plans to kickoff next winter and luVince McMahon, chairman of the World Wrestling Federation, speaks during a news conference Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, in New York. The WWF announced plans for an eight-team pro football league, to be known as the XFL, that plans to kickoff next winter and lu

    The league folded in 2001 after only one season. Rumors of the XFL’s return began to pick up steam in late 2017.

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    The league folded in 2001 after only one season. Rumors of the XFL’s return began to pick up steam in late 2017.

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  • ODU hands USM first home-court defeat, 68-63

    ODU hands USM first home-court defeat, 68-63

    Thursday, February 8 2018 10:56 PM EST2018-02-09 03:56:43 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi came into Thursday night’s Conference USA men’s basketball throwdown with Old Dominion University unbeaten in nine home games at Reed Green Coliseum. (Photo source: WDAM archive)The University of Southern Mississippi came into Thursday night’s Conference USA men’s basketball throwdown with Old Dominion University unbeaten in nine home games at Reed Green Coliseum. (Photo source: WDAM archive)
    The University of Southern Mississippi came into Thursday night’s Conference USA men’s basketball throwdown with Old Dominion University unbeaten in nine home games at Reed Green Coliseum. The Monarchs had not lost in five conference road games. Something had to give, and USM did in the final 15 minutes of the game. ODU erased an 11-point deficit with a 13-0 run over a 4:11 span of the second half, and after swapping leads four more times, finally seized the lead for go...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi came into Thursday night’s Conference USA men’s basketball throwdown with Old Dominion University unbeaten in nine home games at Reed Green Coliseum. The Monarchs had not lost in five conference road games. Something had to give, and USM did in the final 15 minutes of the game. ODU erased an 11-point deficit with a 13-0 run over a 4:11 span of the second half, and after swapping leads four more times, finally seized the lead for go...More >>
  • USM downs visiting North Texas, 85-78

    USM downs visiting North Texas, 85-78

    Saturday, January 20 2018 9:03 PM EST2018-01-21 02:03:46 GMT

    Junior guard Tyree Griffin scored a career-high 29 points as the University of Southern Mississippi downed the North Texas University 85-78 Saturday evening at Green Coliseum..

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    Junior guard Tyree Griffin scored a career-high 29 points as the University of Southern Mississippi downed the North Texas University 85-78 Saturday evening at Green Coliseum..

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  • USM falls to hot-shooting UAB, 86-75

    USM falls to hot-shooting UAB, 86-75

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:42 PM EST2018-01-13 00:42:26 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)
    The University of Southern Mississippi ran into a University of Alabama-Birmingham team with a red-hot shooting touch Thursday night at Bartow Arena. The Blazers fired away from the field, hitting 61.5 percent of their shots, as then withstood a second-half rally by the Golden Eagles to claim an 86-75 Conference USA victory. UAB’s starting five combined to shoot 68.8 percent from the floor and four starters made seven baskets apiece as the Blazers (12-5, 3-1 C-USA) won their t...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi ran into a University of Alabama-Birmingham team with a red-hot shooting touch Thursday night at Bartow Arena. The Blazers fired away from the field, hitting 61.5 percent of their shots, as then withstood a second-half rally by the Golden Eagles to claim an 86-75 Conference USA victory. UAB’s starting five combined to shoot 68.8 percent from the floor and four starters made seven baskets apiece as the Blazers (12-5, 3-1 C-USA) won their t...More >>
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