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Hattiesburg, Laurel mayors smack talk before "Little Brown Jug" game Video included

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Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree and Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee have a verbal throw-down about the upcoming Hattiesburg Tigers v. Laurel Tornadoes game this Friday.

Wendy Hogue announced as Southern Miss head softball coach

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Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis officially announced the hiring of Wendy Hogue as the school's head coach for its softball program Wednesday afternoon. Hogue joins the Golden Eagles after spending 10 years as the head softball coach of NAIA national power William Carey.

Southern Miss Starts Game Week Practice for Season Opener against Mississippi State

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The Southern Miss football team returned to the practice field here Tuesday to begin its game week preparations for its season opener this weekend at Mississippi State.

Petal's Darren Ross named Academy's Player of the Week Video included

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Just because the spread offense is dominating all levels of football that doesn't mean a running game has gone the way of the wishbone.

Case in point, Petal running back Darren Ross.


 

USM WR Markese Triplett on MSU: "They don't scare me."

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September 22, 1990. That's the last time Southern Miss faced Mississippi State on a football field.

August 30, 2014 will be the next. In case you forgot, that's this Saturday.


 

Petal outlasts Hattiesburg in a thriller, 48-44 Video included

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Hattiesburg has lost their last six games to Petal, the Tigers trying to change their fortunes tonight.

Check out The End Zone for all of your prep football scores and highlights from around Mississippi.

Southern Miss Battles Rain to Get Preparation in for Mississippi State Next Saturday

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The first afternoon practice for the Southern Miss football team here Thursday could almost have been considered a two-a-day session.

Lady Crusaders Ranked 9th in Preseason Top 25 Poll

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The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2014 Women's Soccer Coaches' Preseason Top 25 poll and William Carey University will begin the season ranked 9th.

Hattiesburg resident Kayla Stricker trains for her first MMA fight Video included

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Kayla Stricker is 20 years old, stands at 5'2" and chances are she can beat you up.

Doc Sadler interacts with USM supporters at Hardwood Club Golf Classic

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How would you like to play a round of golf on a Monday?

That's what several Southern Miss basketball supporters did this afternoon during the Hardwood Club Golf Classic.


 

Golden Eagles Go Through Second Scrimmage of Fall Camp

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Sophomore Nick Mullens threw for 227 yards with three touchdowns and freshman Ito Smith had over 100 all-purpose yards here Saturday night as Southern Miss went through its second scrimmage of fall camp at Roberts stadium.

SPAS continues to lead in ASPCA Challenge

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As of Friday, the Hattiesburg shelter was atop the leaderboard for the second month in Division Three of the 2014 ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K Challenge.

Southern Miss Announces Resignation of Head Softball Coaches

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University of Southern Mississippi Director of Athletics Bill McGillis announced today that Co-head softball coaches Kirsten Voak and Jon Malgradi have resigned their positions.  A search for a permanent successor will begin immediately.

Golden Eagles Put In Final Workout Friday Before Second Fall Intrasquad Scrimmage

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The Southern Miss football team put in a brisk two and a half hour workout Friday morning in full pads at the Joe P. Park Practice Facility, getting in their final session before the team's second intrasquad scrimmage of the fall.

Petal's Plant Eaton being demolished

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Petal's Plant Eaton, which was Mississippi Power Company's first electric generating station, is coming down.

Brewsky's hosts silent auction for homeless shelter

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The Field House for the Homeless was the beneficiary of a silent auction at Brewsky's.

Crusaders picked 3rd in SSAC preseason poll

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The Southern States Athletic Conference announced the 2014 SSAC Men's Soccer preseason poll and William Carey University was picked  third the conference office announced Monday.

10th ranked JCJC Bobcats ready for the season to begin Video included

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How's this for a job? Replace Ray Perkins as head coach.

That's what new JCJC head coach David Thornton, has ahead of him this season.



 

New HFD assistant chief to begin work Monday

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He's Matt Saucier, 40, and he takes over for Paul Presley, who held that position before being named chief four months ago.

Chip Lindsey brings distinctive style to Southern Miss offense

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Southern Miss offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey, is going though his first fall camp with the Golden Eagles.

Bobcat football, soccer teams begin practice

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School does not begin at Jones County Junior College until Aug. 18, but Bobcat football and soccer players are already preparing for their upcoming seasons.

Golden Eagles confident at football media day

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Confidence is key and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles have plenty of it.

Golden Eagles Finish First Full Week of Fall Camp

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The Southern Miss football team returned to the practice fields Thursday morning to complete the first week of fall camp with a two-hour, 45-minute workout.

Southern Miss defensive line aims to improve

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The Southern Miss defense tallied 13 sacks last season, a number that tied for last in Conference USA with UTEP.

Southern Miss Football Puts on the Pads for Tuesday Practice

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Day five of the 2014 Southern Miss football camp saw the Golden Eagles move into full pads for the first time during a two-hour, 45-minute morning workout here Tuesday at the Joe P. Park Practice Facility.

Southern Miss continues fall camp in August heat

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After a cool start to fall camp, the sun reared it's head this morning at the Joe P. Park practice facility.

Southern Miss football opens fall camp Video included

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Under some rainy conditions, Southern Miss football opened fall camp this morning at the Joe P. Park practice facility.

Ray Guy becomes 1st punter inducted into Hall of Fame

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Ray Guy has become the first full-time punter to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

'Calling All Dawgs' event hosted by Laurel Country Club Video included

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The Mississippi State fan base stretches far and wide across the South, but you don't have to go too far to find several Bulldog faithful in the Pine Belt.

Bill McGillis speaks on program's future with Conference USA

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Eight founding members of the C-USA have moved on difference conferences. The most recent are the Tulane Green Wave, who have since joined the American Athletic Conference.

I asked Southern Miss athletic director Bill McGillis, if the Golden Eagles will ever be the ninth program to follow suit.


 

Bill McGillis on paying student-athletes: "I am not for that." Video included

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One of the biggest debates in college sports is whether student-athletes should be compensated beyond what an athletic scholarship allows. I sat down with Southern Miss athletic director Bill McGillis, earlier this week to discuss the issue.

Southern Miss football at Conference USA media day

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Members of the Southern Miss football program traveled to Irving, Texas this afternoon for Conference USA media day and the Golden Eagles had plenty to talk about.

Bill McGillis offers his take on Ole Miss, Mississippi State Video included

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Southern Miss, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.

The competition between the trio encompasses all sports and USM Athletic Director Bill McGillis, offered his view into the rivalry.


 

Bill McGillis: 'We've got a significant financial challenge in front of us.'

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Earlier today I sat down with Southern Miss Athletic Director Bill McGillis, to recap his first year on the job.

All week we'll have portions of the interview including today's topic, is the athletic department on track to turn a profit in 2014 as it did in 2013?




 

Eight Sports Named NAIA Scholar Teams

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The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced the 2013-14 NAIA Scholar Teams and William Carey University was well represented with eight sports earning scholar team honors.

Southern Miss names Jon Stuart head track and field/cross country coach

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Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis announced Monday afternoon the hiring of Jon Stuart as the school's Head Men's and Women's Track and Field/Cross Country Coach.

MHSAA planning big changes for high school sports

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Southern Miss will host the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Football Classic in 2015 and 2017.This is a big deal for Mississippi because they haven't games played here in 26 years. The 2014 and 2016 football championships will be at Mississippi State and at Ole Miss for 2015 and 2017.

Southern Miss football hosts All-Star Party in Jackson

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About 30 Southern Miss football players joined the coaching staff to get geared up for the upcoming season at the 31st annual All-Star Party in Jackson.

Southern Miss Picked to Finish Fifth in Conference USA West Division

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The Southern Miss football has been chosen to finish fifth in the Conference USA West Division race this fall in a vote by the league's 13 coaches and released Wednesday by the league office in Irving, Texas.

Corey Acosta Nominated for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

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Southern Miss senior place-kicker Corey Acosta earned his first preseason accolade Tuesday morning with his nomination for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

Graham appeals ruling, Saints nearing long-term deal

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If you thought the Jimmy Graham tight end-wide receiver debate was over, guess what?

In the words of comedian Charlie Murphy, "Wrong! Wrong!"


 

Magnolia Amateur - Round 1 Scores

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2014 Magnolia Amateur - Round 1 Scores

Bid approved to begin renovations on HHS baseball stadium

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The Board of Trustees at the Hattiesburg Public School District meeting announced great news for the Tigers baseball team, Tuesday.

Brian Dozier Chosen for Home Run Derby Competition During Major League Baseball All-Star Week

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Former Southern Miss baseball standout and current Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier was chosen today to participate in the 20th annual Gillette Home Run Derby, set to take place Monday, July 14, at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn.

Connor Barron, Taylor Walker to Participate in Texas Collegiate League All-Star Game Tonight

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Rising Southern Miss senior outfielder Connor Barron (Hattiesburg, Miss.) and Golden Eagle signee Taylor Walker (Murfreesboro, Tenn./Jackson State Community College), both members of the Acadiana Cane Cutters this summer, will participate in the Texas Collegiate League All-Star game tonight.

Cameron Giannini Signs Pro Contract with Traverse City Beach Bums of the Frontier League

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Former Southern Miss right-handed pitcher Cameron Giannini recently signed to play professional baseball with the Traverse City (Mich.) Beach Bums of the Frontier League.

Bobcats ranked No. 26 in “Dirty 30” preseason poll

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The Jones County Junior College Bobcats have received notice in a preseason football poll.

Petal hosts Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth State Tournament Video included

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The combination of fourth of July and baseball is as American as you can get, or as District 8 Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Commissioner Chad Rainey would say, "Baseball on the 4th of July, that's the only way we'd have it."

Southern Miss Begins Weight Room Project at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field

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Pete Taylor Park, the home of Southern Miss baseball, has long been one of the top collegiate baseball facilities in the country and Southern Miss took another step to ensure that it stays that way for years to come.

US World Cup ends with 2-1 OT loss to Belgium

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They captured the eyes and hearts of a suddenly awakened soccer nation, who gathered in unprecedented numbers to watch the world's game.

But the end of the ride came at the exact same point as four years ago: with an overtime loss in the World Cup's round of 16.


 

Aaron Brown to Represent Virgin Islands in CBC Championship

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Southern Miss senior guard Aaron Brown will represent the Virgin Islands Men's Senior National Team in the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championship.

Five JCJC coaches named MAC Coaches of the Year

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The Mississippi Association of Coaches honored five Jones County Junior College coaches during its annual Hall of Fame Banquet Friday night here at the Hilton Hotel.

William Carey adds a twist to end of baseball camp

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Summer camps are cool.

Baseball camps are even better and the William Carey Crusaders might have the coolest one around.


 

US advances to World Cup's 2nd round despite loss

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The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted.