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Southern Miss stays optimistic about homecoming

Southern Miss has yet to win a football game since the 2011 Hawaii Bowl, but that hasn't stopped the student-body pride for their school.

According to Ann Marie Chilcutt, President of the USM Student Government Association, nothing can get in the way of the activities planned for students leading up to the homecoming game this Saturday.

A Golden Eagle statue named "Lofty" was unveiled in front of campus this afternoon as part of the homecoming festivities.  Chilcutt said that was just one of the many additions to help Southern Miss fully recover from the February tornado.

"We have a parade on Saturday, which is one of the most exciting things because it is in downtown Hattiesburg, and we love pairing up with them down there," said Chilcutt. "We hope that the community really comes out to show their black and gold spirit as well, but also give an opportunity for alumni and students to participate once again in something to support Southern Miss."

Other homecoming events include Friday Night at the Fountain, located at the centennial green at 7 p.m.

The annual homecoming parade will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Downtown Hattiesburg. 

The Eagles will face North Texas, with kickoff at 6 p.m.

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