This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi
The Southern Miss Department of Athletics announced Thursday
the game themes for its six Golden Eagle home games this fall, which includes
the defending C-USA champion, the league's defending runner-up and a former
three-time national champion at the Football Championship Subdivision level, at
Carlisle-Faulkner Field at Roberts Stadium.
The Golden Eagles open the 2014 home schedule on Saturday, Sept. 6, against
in-state foe Alcorn State, and the game will start at 6 p.m., at The Rock. The
department will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the 1999
Conference USA championship football team which also won the Liberty Bowl that
season by inviting that squad back and recognizing them during the game.
In addition, there will be fireworks for the opening game as
well as performances by the Southern Miss and Alcorn State bands.
Southern Miss then entertains Appalachian State, which won
three straight FCS National Championships from 2005-07 and now is in its first
year at the FBS level and member of the Sun Belt Conference, in its final
non-conference home game, Sept. 20. It will be M-Club Hall of Fame Weekend on
campus. The annual youth cheerleading clinic, which allows youngsters the chance
to learn cheers prior to the game and then perform live pre-game, will also
take place that day. The Appalachian State affair also serves as All South Band
Day at the stadium as well.
The Golden Eagles will then hold Ray Guy Day as well as
enjoy Parent and Family Weekend for the team's C-USA home opener against Rice
on Sept. 27. A special presentation to honor Guy for his recent induction into
the Pro Football Hall of Fame will take place during the contest. It will also
be Black and Gold Recruitment Day on the Southern Miss campus. Game time is 6
The annual BLACKOUT game is set to take place Oct. 25,
against Louisiana Tech in a 2:30 p.m., contest. The school will also hold
Lettermen's Day with any former football letterwinner (player, manager, trainer,
cheerleader, mascot) invited back for a special day. The school's annual
Eaglepalooza celebration takes place on Friday night, Oct. 24.
Southern Miss then entertains 2013 league runner-up Marshall
for the school's annual homecoming game, Nov. 8, starting at 6 p.m. The school
will also hold its Military Appreciation game that evening as well.
The home finale is set for Nov. 29, against UAB and it will
be Senior Day at The Rock, as well as Take a Kid to the Game for free as the
Golden Eagles take on the Blazers at 2:30 p.m.
For tickets to any of the six Golden Eagle home games,
please go online at SouthernMissTickets.com, or call 1-800-844-TICK (8425) or
visit the Pat Ferlise Ticket Office weekdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.