USM Track & Field sends 11 to NCAA Regionals

For the second straight season, Southern Miss Track and Field is well-represented at the NCAA East Regionals in Jacksonville, Florida.Eleven USM athletes compete in the regionals beginning on Thursday.

Hattiesburg gears up for Parade of Champions

Colts sign former Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly

  Baseball State Championships Recap

  Matt Wallner becomes USM’s home run king

  PRCC returns to NJCAA World Series for first time since 2004

  USM heading to Biloxi as C-USA’s No. 2 seed

Continued Coverage

  USM bounces back to top UAB, 10-5

  Smithville extinguishes Red Devils in first game of 1A title

  Sumrall falls in game 1 of 4A state title series

  Southern Miss stumbles against UAB, 3-2

  West Jones wears first baseball state championship crown

  West Jones 1 win away from 1st state baseball title

  West Jones defeats Lafayette, 10-1

Right off the bat, West Jones flexed its muscles at Trustmark Park in the class 5A state championships.Four runs on four hits in the first inning led to an eventual 10-1 win over Lafayette in game one of the state title in Pearl.

  North Pontotoc puts Magee in tough spot

Magee manages just two hits in 12-2 loss to North Pontotoc in Class 3A baseball state championship series.

  Taylorsville takes 1-0 lead in Class 2A title series

Taylorsville's Gable pitches complete-game gem to lead the Tartars past Calhoun City Wednesday.

  Schedule: 5 Pine Belt teams punch ticket to state baseball championships

Three Pine Belt area teams entered Tuesday with goals of advancing to the state baseball championships in Pearl...

  Stringer advances to first state title in 23 years

  Sumrall walks it off to Pearl

Southern Miss sacks Troy, 12-2

USM adds 3 more hoops’ signees for 2019-20

Five finalists named for 2019 C Spire Ferriss Trophy

Southern Miss baseball drops series finale at Rice

  USM suffers first shutout of season in 4-0 loss at Rice

Holding onto a one-game lead over FAU in the Conference USA standings, Southern Miss entered Saturday’s contest at Rice with little room for error with just five league games remaining.The Golden Eagles faltered, falling to the Owls 4-0 in their first shutout of the season.

  USM looks to finish strong at C-USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

After a strong showing on Saturday, the Southern Miss Women’s Track & Field team looks to defend its 2018 Conference USA Outdoor Championship.The Lady Eagles sit in third place after two days at the C-USA Outdoor Championships in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  Playoff Baseball Scores - 5/10

Baseball returned to the Pine Belt on Friday. Three area teams were able to get games in despite another rainy day...

  West Jones advances to 5A state championship

Trey Sutton knows the feeling of defeat in a South State Championship series. Now he knows the feeling of victory.West Jones took down Pearl River Central 8-3 on Friday to sweep the class 5A South State series and advance to the school’s third state championship.

  Jones, PRCC advance to Region 23 tournament

Jones battled the elements and Hinds Community College all week to pull out a series win in three games.The No. 5 Bobcats defeated the Eagles 11-0 in five innings on Friday to advance to the Region 23 Tournament at Itawamba.No. 7 PRCC joins Jones after beating East Central 12-4 in Poplarville.

  Three homers lift USM over Rice

Three home runs and another solid pitching performance by Walker Powell lifted Southern Miss to a 6-3 win at Rice on Friday.The Golden Eagles (32-15 overall, 19-6 C-USA) stay one game ahead of FAU atop the Conference USA standings with five conference games left.

  NFL running back returns to Southern Miss to walk for graduation

The Oakland Raiders running back received his diploma Friday from Southern Miss President Dr. Rodney Bennett in front of family and a packed Reed-Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg.

  Southern Miss softball coach resigns

University of Southern Mississippi softball coach Wendy Hogue resigned Friday after five years of leading the team, according to Southern Miss athletics.

  Southern Miss confident in deep bullpen as season winds down

In just two seasons at Southern Miss, pitching coach Christian Ostrander has made quite the impression.Despite losing Conference USA pitcher of the year Nick Sandlin to the second round of MLB Draft, the Golden Eagles return as the top pitching team in the conference.

  USM pitching leads C-USA in earned-run-average

Southern Miss enters the final stretch of the regular season as just seven games remain before the Conference USA tournament begins on May 22.The Golden Eagles (31-15, 18-6 C-USA) visit Rice (21-27) in a three-game series beginning on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

  PRCC upsets Lady Bobcats, Jones baseball grabs win

The town of Ellisville was alive on Wednesday with the sounds of baseball and softball.No. 7 Jones College opened the Region 23 tournament with a 10-4 win over Hinds Community College. The Bobcats host Hinds in game two of the best-of-three series on Thursday at 10 a.m.

  West Jones, Stringer open South State with wins

The South State baseball playoffs began a day early with impending rain around the Pine Belt this weekend. Two area teams opened the semifinals with victories on Wednesday.Southern Miss signee Dustin Dickerson pitched a complete game in West Jones’ 8-1 win over Pearl River Central.

USM’s Abby Trahan named C-USA Pitcher of the Year

Southern Miss junior right-handed pitcher Abby Trahan has been named C-USA Pitcher of the Year, the league announced on Tuesday.

Program record three Bulldogs tabbed First Team All-SEC

For the first time in Mississippi State softball history, three Bulldogs earned First Team All-SEC honors as sophomore Mia Davidson, junior Fa Leilua and senior Kat Moore were selected as first-team honorees by the league’s coaches, the Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday.

Program-record four Rebels receive SEC softball postseason honors

On Tuesday, the Southeastern Conference office announced the 2019 All-SEC Teams, with a program-record four Rebels representing Ole Miss.

  Taylorsville battles Madison St. Joe in 2A South State

Taylorsville has grown quite familiar with the team it will face in this weekend’s class 2A South State series.Madison St. Joe has knocked the Tartars out of the playoffs the last two seasons – capturing the 2018 state championship.

  West Jones and Pearl River Central meet in playoffs for 3rd straight year

West Jones returns to the South State finals for the second straight season on Wednesday.And for the third straight year, the Mustangs meet Pearl River Central in the playoffs.

  USM remains in first in C-USA with FAU win

USM remains alone atop the C-USA standings, a game up on FAU. The Golden Eagles improve to 20-6 at Pete Taylor Park. This is the 5th year in a row that USM has posted 20 wins at home.

  FAU wins weekend series against USM

Before Friday night, the University of Southern Mississippi had not lost a Conference USA baseball game at Pete Taylor Park this season.

  USM softball takes down Louisiana Tech, 5-3

Southern Miss took down the Conference USA’s No. 2 team Louisiana Tech on Saturday, reaching the 30-win mark for the first time since 2016.The Lady Eagles (30-19, 12-9 C-USA) used a three-run fourth inning to grab a 5-3 win over the Lady Techsters (39-14, 17-5 C-USA).

  Playoff Baseball Scores - 5/4

Several Pine Belt area high schools entered Saturday with sights set on the South State championships...

  Playoff Baseball Scores - 5/3

The high school baseball quarterfinals continued on Friday night. Here’s a look at some of the results from around the Pine Belt...

  FAU snaps USM win streak with 8-5 decision

FAU knocks off Southern Miss 8-5 Friday night in Conference USA opener.

  Trojans grab 1-0 lead in South State semifinals

West Marion opens Class 3A South State semifinals series with 5-1 win over Wesson Thursday.

  Playoff Baseball Scores - 5/2

The field narrows as the road to South State nears. Several Pine Belt teams opened the quarterfinals of the high school baseball playoffs on Thursday.

  Wayne County softball ready for South State series

Though Wayne County has just two seniors in its lineup, the Lady War Eagles are an experienced softball team.Friday’s contest at North Pike will be their seventh south state series in seven years – counting both slow and fast pitch.

VIDEO: Matt Luke, Dan Mullen read mean tweets directed at them

During the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge, Ole Miss head coach Matt Luke and former Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, along with several other college coaches, got the chance to read some of the mean tweets directed at them.

  Four War Eagles sign athletic scholarships

A number of Wayne County War Eagles signed athletic scholarships on Wednesday afternoon.Tanner Wells heads to Summit to join Southwest Mississippi baseball. Lasharia Everett and Bayleigh Busby both signed women’s basketball scholarships with Coastal Alabama Community College.

  USM takes 5-3 decision from 13th-ranked Ole Miss

Southern Miss takes down Ole Miss 5-3 Wednesday.

  Bassfield twins get shot at the NFL

It’s been a week of excitement for Pine Belt players who got those life-changing calls during the 2019 NFL Draft. One mother in Jefferson Davis County is sending her second son off to the gridiron on a professional level.

  William Carey opens SSAC tournament play

It’s tournament time for the Crusaders.William Carey (23-24, 15-11 Southern States Athletic Conference) opens the SSAC tourney as a 6-seed against 3-seeded Mobile on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Montgomery, Alabama.Senior J.C. Sanner gets the start on the mound for WCU.

  Sumrall, St. Stanislaus meet in playoffs for first time

Sumrall and St. Stanislaus share a rich history in Mississippi high school baseballBoth clubs captured a state championship in 2015 – the Bobcats in class 3A and the Rock-a-chaws in class 4A.

  Jones sweeps PRCC in baseball “Catfight”

The hottest ticket in town on Tuesday night was at Dub Herring Park as No. 5 Pearl River Community College hosted No. 7 Jones College in a doubleheader.There were added stakes to this year’s annual “Catfight,” with both clubs entering Tuesday tied for third place in the MACJC standings.

  USM rides 8-game win streak into battle with Ole Miss

Winners of eight straight, Southern Miss (29-13) heads into one of the toughest weeks of the season.Thirteenth-ranked Ole Miss (30-15) visits Pete Taylor Park on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

  West Marion rallies past St. Andrew’s, 4-3

West Marion rallies past St. Andrew's, 4-3.

USM sweeps MTSU with Sunday’s 6-5 win

Southern Miss sweeps Middle Tennessee State with 6-5 victory on Sunday.

  Playoff Baseball Scores - 4/27

Saturday marked another important round of the high school baseball playoffs. A number of Pine Belt teams advanced to the quarterfinals while other team’s seasons came to an end...

Bassfield native Jamal Peters joins Colts as UDFA

Peters thought his football career was over when three games into his senior season with the Bulldogs he tore his MCL and PCL.Jamal Peters thought his football career might be over after tearing his MCL and PCL three games into his senior season at Mississippi State.

  USM bats take down Middle Tennessee, 11-3

Southern Miss bangs out 15 hits in 11-3 win at Middle Tennessee State.

Javien Hamilton signs UDFA deal with Green Bay Packers

For Bay Spring grad Javien Hamilton, the dream of playing professional football is within arm’s reach.

  Indianapolis Colts draft Petal grad Javon Patterson

A long journey that began in Petal continues in Indianapolis for Javon Patterson.The Colts drafted Patterson as the 246th overall pick in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday.A four-star recruit coming out of Petal High school in 2015, Patterson started four years at Ole Miss.

  Picasso Nelson Jr. signs UDFA with Jaguars

At three years of age, Picasso Nelson Jr. remembers telling his dad that he would be in the NFL one day. Nelson is one step closer to that dream after signing and undrafted free agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday.

Browns’ Denzel Ward gives $10K to alma mater Nordonia High School

The NFL player won the Division II state championship in 2014.

  Keirston Paige stays home at Southern Miss

Keirston Paige is headed to the Division I level of college athletics, but he doesn’t have to journey too far from home.The Hattiesburg High senior signed a track and field scholarship with Southern Miss on Friday afternoon.

  Powell pitches USM past MTSU, 7-1

Southern Miss right-hander Walker Powell scatters six hits in 7-1 win over Middle Tennessee State.

Mississippi athletes in the 2019 NFL Draft

The 2019 NFL Draft is scheduled to start Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. and go through late Saturday night.

3 Bulldogs taken in first round of NFL Draft

The 2019 NFL Draft is packed with Mid-South college stars looking to make their living in The Shield, but, how many, if any, will get the call on the first night in the first round?

Oakland Raiders draft MSU’s Johnathan Abram in 1st round of NFL Draft

The Oakland Raiders drafted former Mississippi State safety Johnathan Abram with the 27th pick in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday.

  Picasso Nelson Jr. puts in work as NFL Draft arrives

"I've been waking up 4:30 [a.m.],” said Picasso Nelson Jr. “4:30, before the sun comes up."There's been no shred of daylight to waste since Nelson Jr. graduated from Southern Miss as he works toward a dream of making it to the NFL.

  Pine Belt Prep Baseball Playoff Schedule

Pine Belt Playoff Baseball Schedule

Slater’s 3 home runs, 8 RBIs, power USM past UNO

Hunter Slater hit three home runs and drove in eight runs as Southern Miss clobbered UNO 15-2.

  East Marion’s Johnathan Abram a top safety in 2019 NFL Draft

Johnathan Abram played quarterback most of his high school career at East Marion.This weekend he’s likely to be drafted in the NFL as the top safety on the board.Abram is projected to be selected in the first two rounds of the NFL’s 2019 Draft.

  Carey sweeps LSU-Alexandria on Tuesday

William Carey swept Friday’s doubleheader with LSU-Alexandria to inch closer to the .500 mark.The Crusaders defeated the Generals 9-7 in game one, followed by a 9-6 win in game two.

  Donaldson double gives USM walk-off win

Southern Miss rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to top Louisiana-Lafayette.

  How Bassfield shaped Jamal Peters into an NFL prospect

In a Bassfield locker room filled with college and NFL talent, Jamal Peters always seemed to stand out. At one point, he was ranked the No. 1 high school prospect in Mississippi.However, Peters knows he’d be nowhere without his Bassfield brothers pushing him every day.

Sumrall slips by Pass Christian, 4-1, in playoffs

Sumrall advances in Class 4A baseball payoffs with 4-1 over Pass Christian.

  Playoff Baseball Scores - 4/22

The first round of the high school playoffs came to an end on Monday night...

USM’s Stringer happy to be back on football field

New Southern Miss coach grateful for the opportunity.