Football

USM sports teams receive passing grade from NCAA

The University of Southern Mississippi's 15 sports programs received a passing grade from the National Collegiate Athletic Association in last week's Academic Progress Report.

UPDATE: Pat Dye’s son says his dad is resting and should get out of the hospital soon

Ole Miss, USC Agree to Home-and-Home Football Series

Ole Miss football legend ‘Gentle’ Ben Williams dies at 65

SEC Officials to vote on Reopening Athletic Facilities

Tim’s Two Cents: USM SID Jack Duggan

Tim’s Two Cents: USM Hall of Fame football coach Jeff Bower

Continued Coverage

  Eagles scoop speedy Watkins of Southern Miss

  Scottie Phillips, Benito Jones take undrafted route to NFL

  Laurel natives make leap to NFL

  Pair of Golden Eagles sign undrafted deals

More missives from the Isle of Isolation ...

  Jones College’s Javon Kinlaw drafted 14th overall to NFL

  Blue-collar Benito Jones inches away from NFL

The play was called “Ole Miss.”It featured a 260-pound defensive tackle catching a nine-yard touchdown pass to lift Wayne County past Oxford 45-41 in the 2015 Class 5A state championship.It was the perfect way for Benito Jones to complete his high school career, in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium...

Tim’s Two Cents: WDAM Sports Director Taylor Curet

On this week’s episode of Tim’s Two Cents, we sit down with WDAM 7 Sports Director Taylor Curet.

  Quez Watkins on the doorstep of the NFL

Folks around the National Football League certainly knew about Quez Watkins prior to February’s NFL Combine.After all, he was Conference USA’s leading receiver in 2019 with 1,178 yards and six touchdowns.

  USM’s Cameron Tom stays with Saints

Cameron Tom gets to keep that wardrobe full of black and gold for a little while longer.The Southern Miss grad re-signed with the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday, entering his fourth season in the National Football League with the organization that signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2017.

  Scottie Phillips reps Ellisville as NFL Draft approaches

Steve McNair to be inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

USM football wraps up 2020 coaching staff

USM hires new offensive coordinator

Ex-JSU coach was paid $170k in settlement after firing

LSU scheduled to open 2022 season against Florida State in the Superdome

USM’s Hopson hoping to wrap up staff hires

University of Southern Mississippi head football coach Jay Hopson is hoping to wrap up staff hires by next week.

  Columbia sends 7 to next level

It was a banner day for Columbia High School as seven Wildcats signed football scholarships on Wednesday.The class of 2020 was headlined by running back Kentrel Bullock. “Mr. Football” in class 3A inked with Ole Miss.

  Jones running back Ladamian Webb inks with FSU

Jones College will see 40 former players suit up for a Division I team this fall.Ladamian Webb joined that number on Wednesday by signing with Florida State University.

Kiffin, Ole Miss add three on signing day

Ole Miss football added three more prospects to its 2020 recruiting class, head coach Lane Kiffin announced Wednesday during the February signing period.

Leach puts period on first signing class at MSU

New Mississippi State head football coach Mike Leach and his staff put the finishing touches on the Bulldogs’ 2020 signing class Wednesday.

MSU announces coaching staff for the Mike Leach era

Mississippi State University’s new head football coach has put together his coaching staff

Mullens, Moore, join list of Golden Eagles in Super Bowl

Mullens, Moore join USM ranks on Super Bowl rosters.

  Benito Jones’ hard work takes him from Waynesboro to Senior Bowl

Waynesboro is considered a blue-collar town.Billy Ray Jones was a blue-collar guy. He taught his kids the importance of hard work at a young age, especially Benito.When he wasn’t working with his father, Benito was working on the football field.

Joe Moorhead lands job as Oregon offensive coordinator

Moorhead was officially named as offensive coordinator for Oregon on Tuesday.

USM football staff seeing some shuffling

Southern Miss offensive coordinator Buster Faulkner is heading to the University of Georgia.

  USM co-defensive coordinator headed to Louisville

University of Southern Mississippi co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Derek Nicholson is headed to the University of Louisville as inside linebackers coach.

Reports: Former USM coach Monken hired by University of Georgia

According to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach, Todd Monken was hired to be the Bulldogs’ offensive coordinator

National Champions LSU football will visit the White House

A White House official confirms that the LSU football team will be visiting the White House on Friday, Jan. 17.

MSU stars Thompson, Hill returning for senior season

Mississippi State’s football team will return two big names for the 2020 season.

LSU captures national football title, 42-25, over Clemson

Louisiana State captured the school's fourth national football title Monday with a 42-25 victory over Clemson University.

  Head coaches talk for final time before CFP National Championship

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney answered questions from sports journalists Sunday morning.

USM releases 2020 football schedule

The Golden Eagles will open the 2020 football season with three, consecutive home games at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

Golden Eagles land transfer tight end

The University of Southern Mississippi football program is expected to add a graduate transfer tight end from the University of Arkansas.

Tim’s Two Cents: A weekend of football cruelty and frustration

Taylor Curet, WDAM-TV's "Prince of Pine Belt Sports," joins Tim Doherty to talk disappointing New Orleans Saints' and University of Southern Mississippi football.

Mississippi State hires Mike Leach as head coach

Mississippi State is hiring Mike Leach as its new head football coach, according to multiple reports.

Report: Top MSU coaching candidate takes job with Giants

The New York Giants and New England Patriots assistant Joe Judge are working on a deal for him to become the team’s head coach, a surprising move for the four-time Super Bowl-winning franchise that tumbled to the bottom of the NFL in recent years, a person familiar with the negotiations told The As

USM’s Watkins, Williams ready to take talents to the next level

Junior WR Quez Watkins and senior DB Ty Williams made their decisions Saturday after USM's lost to Tulane in the Armed Forces Bowl Saturday.

  USM falls to Tulane, 30-13, in bowl game

Tulane tops Southern Miss, 30-13.

  Bowl about more than football

Armed Forces Bowl about more than football.

MSU fires head coach Joe Moorhead

The team previously announced Moorhead would remain head coach after an Egg Bowl win over Ole Miss, but the relationship appears to have soured since.

  USM football ready to get rolling

University of Southern Mississippi is ready to get back on the football field.

USM’s Clopton to square off against ex-teammate in Armed Forces Bowl

USM lineman to face former high school teammate Saturday when Golden Eagles take on Tulane in Armed Forces Bowl.

Tim’s Two Cents: USM head football coach Jay Hopson

On this week’s episode of Tim’s Two Cents, we sit down with University of Southern Mississippi head football coach Jay Hopson.

Ole Miss adds Durkin, others to coaching staff

Durkin is the former head coach at Maryland. He was fired in 2018 following the death of one of his players.

  Battle for the Bell — Through the years

Saturday’s Armed Forces Bowl featuring Southern Mis (7-5) and Tulane (6-6) will be the 31st meeting between the two schools and the first outside of Hattiesburg or New Orleans.

  Jack’s Journey - How the precision passer arrived at USM

There was no question what Jack Abraham would be when he grew up.The son of former Ole Miss quarterback Michael, Jack took after his dad early and often.

  A Year in Sports - 2019

The 2019 calendar year began like every other – a fourth straight girls soccer state championship for Sacred Heart – the sixth under coach Poppa Fall in 7 years. And for the first time since 2013, the boys team took home a gold ball as well...

  USM eager for challenge against strong Tulane rushing attack

The Golden Eagles held their final football practice of 2019 on Monday at “The Rock.”Southern Miss travels to Fort Worth, Texas on New Year’s Eve in anticipation of the Armed Forces Bowl on Saturday.

USM football signee capsules

The University of Southern Mississippi football team signed 15 players during December early period.

Favre named among top NFL quarterbacks ever

Brett Favre selected as one of top 10 quarterbacks in history of the National Football League.

Quarterback Change for Mississippi State ahead of Music City Bowl

Senior Tommy Stevens will replace Freshman Garrett Shrader as starting quarterback due to injury.

USM’s Guy selected to ESPN’s all-time college team

Former University of Southern Mississippi star Ray Guy was selected to ESPN's All-Time All-America college football team.

Former USM standout Hamp Cook passes

Former Southern Miss great Hamp Cook passes away.

Shrader injured in practice, Stevens to start in Music City Bowl

The adventures at quarterback for Mississippi State this season took another abrupt turn.

Abraham’s growth benefiting USM

It was not that long ago that there was some question on who would be Southern Miss’ starting quarterback.

  Tragedy drives Laurel native Omar Bayless to stunning senior season

As that worn out saying goes, Bayless prefers to let his play do the talking. Boy, has he worn out defensive backs this season...

Hopson: “(Signing) class hit the spots”

University of Southern Mississippi welcomes 14 football players during December early period.

Son of NFL great signs with Southern Miss football

Frank Gore Jr., son of NFL veteran running back Frank Gore, announced his signing with Southern Miss on Thursday.

  A handful of Pine Belt players sign Division I scholarships

Christmas came a week early for many Pine Belt athletes and the respective universities they signed scholarships with on Wednesday’s National Signing Day.Several local players inked with four-year schools during December’s early signing period...

2 MSU football players injured in crash

Two Mississippi State football players were critically injured in a crash Tuesday night, according to WCBI.

  Golden Eagles welcome 14 to football flock

The Golden Eagles added 10 football players Wednesday morning in the opening hours of Signing Day..

  USM football returns to practice field

The University of Southern Mississippi football team returned to practice Friday in preparation of the 17th annual Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl on Jan. 4 in Fort Worth, Texas.

MSU running back Kylin Hill entering 2020 NFL Draft

The Columbus native released a statement on social media Thursday afternoon.

Coach O named SEC Coach of the Year

LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron has been named the SEC Coach of the Year according to league offices.

Burrow named SEC Offensive Player of the Year

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has been named the SEC Offensive Player of the Year.

  USM lands football trio on All-C-USA 1st team

Nine University of Southern Mississippi football players were named first-team or second-team All-Conference USA for football or to the league's All-Freshman unit.

Georgia hires Matt Luke as assistant coach

Former Ole Miss head coach Matt Luke has a new coaching job in the SEC.

Lane Kiffin lays out vision for Ole Miss football program

“This is a partnership here coming together today that I believe takes Ole Miss to the national level,” said Kiffin. “I’ve said before there’s football, and then there’s the SEC.”

  USM to meet Tulane in Armed Forces Bowl

USM to meet Tulane in 2020 Armed Forces Bowl.

USM looks to renew Battle for the Bell rivalry in the Armed Forces Bowl

The Golden Eagles will face the Tulane Green Wave on Jan 4., 2020.

Ole Miss confirms Lane Kiffin as new head football coach

The University of Mississippi has finalized a deal with Lane Kiffin to become the new head coach of the Ole Miss football program.

SOURCES: Ole Miss to hire Kiffin as next head coach

Sources have told WLBT that Lane Kiffin has reached an agreement to become the 38th head coach at Ole Miss.

Rodriguez: “I want to be a head coach again”

Longtime head coach and current Ole Miss OC ready to answer any team's call