Southern Miss

  USM welcomes Western Kentucky for senior day

USM’s third straight win on Saturday also marked its seventh of the season – earning the Golden Eagles bowl eligibility for the fifth consecutive season. However, Southern Miss still has much more to play for in its final two regular season games.

Lady Eagles roll past slow-starting Louisiana-Monroe

  USM pulls away from UTSA, 36-17, to win 3rd straight game

  Lady Eagles pull away from Southeastern Louisiana, 62-54

  USM baseball signs 12 for 2021

  USM volleyball raises money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

7 to be inducted into 2019 M-Club Hall of Fame class

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  Potent USM pass offense faces stingy UAB defense

  USM dominates Delta State behind Boban Jacdonmi’s career night

  Lady Eagles open season with 77-47 win over Carey

Lady Eagles roll past Spring Hill in exhibition game, 83-66

Brian Dozier becomes first former USM player to win World Series

  USM’s soccer season comes to a close

  USM making strides defensively headed into November

Southern Miss has been fighting all season to get back to the “Nasty Bunch” ways that produced the third-ranked defense in 2018.The Golden Eagles looked the part in Saturday’s 20-6 win at Rice, limiting the Owls to 139 total yards including just eight on the ground.

  USM developing depth at running back

Trivenskey Mosley was thought to be USM’s bell-cow at running back entering 2019 – he led the Golden Eagles with 494 yards rushing on 99 carries last season.But when the sophomore left the season opener with a knee injury, Southern Miss had to look elsewhere for production on the ground.

  Southern Miss AD comments on NCAA compensation decision

NCAA student-athletes may soon be able to make some money from their fame.

Southern Miss holds off Mississippi College, 73-68

Southern Miss holds off Mississippi College 73-68 to win men's basketball exhibition.

USM wraps up fall baseball

  Adam Doleac’s journey from Pete Taylor Park to Music City

  Southern Miss falls to La. Tech, 45-30

  USM passing offense ranked 6th in NCAA

Dozier becomes first former USM player to appear in second World Series

  Golden Eagles soar past North Texas, 45-27

  USM hopes to slow down North Texas QB Mason Fine

Prior to the 2019 season, a panel of Conference USA media members predicted North Texas and Southern Miss to finish No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the C-USA West Division standings.It appears Saturday’s matchup between the two will loom very large as to whether those predictions hold true.

  The foot of a freshman leads USM kicking

When junior placekicker Briggs Bourgeois went down with an injury during USM’s spring football game, coach Jay Hopson was unsure who to turn to.“It was my biggest concern leaving spring practice and the spring game,” Hopson said.

  USM defense challenges itself ahead of North Texas game

Southern Miss will not field a football team on Saturday – but coach Jay Hopson wants to his team improve this week.The Golden Eagles (3-2, 1-0 Conference USA) are working on fundamentals and technique during their bye week, ahead of the October 12 contest against North Texas.

USM’s Abraham named C-USA Player o’Week

University of Southern Mississippi quarterback Jack Abraham was named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for 351 yards and three touchdowns against the University of Texas-El Paso.

  USM opens C-USA play with methodical 31-13 win over UTEP

The University of Southern Mississippi rolled past the University of Texas-El Paso 31-13 Saturday.

Beer sales at USM home games starts Saturday

For the first time ever, beer and light wine will be sold inside M.M. Roberts Stadium when the Golden Eagles take on the UTEP Miners.

USM football has received 9 verbal commitments

Nine players have committed to the University of Southern Mississippi's football program.

  The versatile D.Q. Thomas leads USM in tackles

If there’s one thing Jay Hopson knows well, it’s defense.The 27-year coaching veteran has seen a lot talented football players from stops at LSU, Florida and Michigan.His compliments of USM defensive back D.Q. Thomas can be considered high praise.

  Alabama pounds Southern Miss, 49-7

Alabama downs Southern Miss, 49-7.

  USM soccer enters C-USA play with high hopes

Southern Miss soccer returned to the pitch this fall eager after a record 2018 season which saw a program-best 13 wins, 11 shutouts and runner-up finish at the Conference USA championships.Who didn’t return were many of the players who helped the Golden Eagles make their historic run.

  USM finds groove offensively, just in time for No. 2 Alabama

When offensive coordinator Buster Faulkner first joined Southern Miss in the spring, he preached that the Golden Eagles were going to play fast and establish tempo.USM played out Faulkner’s vision in Saturday’s 47-42 win at Troy.

  USM survives shootout with Troy, 47-42

USM outlasts Troy in football.

  USM football takes to the road again

The University of Southern Mississippi football team will take on the University of Troy Saturday in Troy, Ala.

  USM and Troy share connections on and off the football field

Though Saturday will be just their tenth meeting on the football field, Southern Miss and Troy share a lot in common.

  Southern Miss drops 38-15 decision at State

Mississippi State University rolled up the University of Southern Mississippi Saturday, 38-15.

  USM looking to snap skid against Mississippi State

The University of Southern Mississippi football team visits Mississippi State University Saturday.

  USM’s strong run defense faces challenger in Kylin Hill

Ever since Jay Hopson took over the Southern Miss program four seasons ago, his goal has been to re-establish the “Nasty Bunch” identity.The Golden Eagles are trending in that direction after finishing last season as the No. 3 defense in yards allowed per game.

  USM hopes to slow down MSU quarterback Tommy Stevens

As many USM players will see fellow Mississippi natives on the Mississippi State sideline on Saturday, the Bulldogs’ quarterback is an unfamiliar face.Senior Tommy Stevens made his first collegiate start in MSU’s 38-28 win over Louisiana-Lafayette after transferring from Penn State.

With Mosley out, USM running backs forced into spotlight

Early into the 2019 football season, the Southern Miss Golden were already faced with adversity.

  USM correcting 1st-game mistakes, prepping for State

The University of Southern Mississippi football team is correcting its mistakes from a season-opening victory over Alcorn State University.

  Adams’ special teams’ double dip one of a kind

University of Southern Mississippi return man Jaylond Adams returned a kickoff and punt for a touchdown against Alcorn State.

  Adams’ historic day sparks USM’s 38-10 win over Alcorn State

University of Southern Mississippi top Alcorn State, 38-10.

  USM, ASU fans tailgate before their game Saturday

Thousands of University of Southern Mississippi and Alcorn State University football fans gathered on the Hattiesburg campus Saturday to take part in tailgating activities before the football teams met at The Rock.

  USM football fans enjoy pre-game activities before Alcorn State game

University of Southern Mississippi football fans are gearing up for the first game of the year, against Alcorn State, at home at The Rock.

  Alcornite to Golden Eagle - Terry Whittington excited to be at USM

Southern Miss knows exactly who is coming to town on Saturday at 7 p.m.Alcorn State – the defending SWAC champions led by the conference’s Preseason Offensive Player of the Year Noah Johnson.

  Jack Abraham to start USM’s season-opener

When Southern Miss unveils new offensive coordinator Buster Faulkner’s offense on Saturday against Alcorn State, Jack Abraham will be running the show under center.The junior quarterback earns the start in the Golden Eagles’ season-opener, beating out sophomore Tate Whatley in fall camp.

  Golden Eagles grind to improve rushing game in 2019

Southern Miss welcomes several new members to the coaching staff this fall – including offensive coordinator Buster Faulkner and offensive line coach Ryan Stanchek.

Back to the basics for USM defense

There really is not many things that the Southern Miss defense can do better compared to a season ago. But the Golden Eagles are going to try.

USM to play pair of fall exhibition baseball games

The University of Southern Mississippi will play a pair of exhibition baseball games in October, including a home tilt with William Carey University.

Beer sales coming to Southern Miss home football games

Beer sales are coming to home football games at the University of Southern Mississippi for the first time.

Equipment trailers donated to Southern Miss, Ole Miss

KLLM Transport Services donated tractor trailers to both the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Mississippi to use during away football games this season.

USM’s Hopson “really pleased” with scrimmage

University of Southern Mississippi football coach Jay Hopson said he was pleased with what he saw Saturday night during the Golden Eagles' second preseason scrimmage.

Lady Eagles’ top State in women’s soccer exhibition

Lady Eagles top Mississippi State 1-0 in women's soccer exhibition.

  Southern Miss strong, deep at defensive line

Football coaches say it routinely – it all starts up front.Jay Hopson believes it and feels like the defensive line could be very stout for Southern Miss this fall.The Golden Eagles return preseason All-Conference USA linemen Jacques Turner and Demarrio Smith.

Listen to WDAM’s new sports podcast, ‘Tim’s Two Cents’

We released the Tim’s Two Cents Podcast, featuring WDAM’s own Tim Doherty and various guests discussing Pine Belt sports.

  Trivenskey Mosley heads deep USM running back room

Eleven practices into fall camp, first-year USM offensive coordinator Buster Faulkner has had the chance to evaluate the talent he’ll be working with this season.

  Golden Eagles with lofty goals for 2019

As the Golden Eagles talked with reporters during Saturday’s Media Day, their eyes lit up when asked about the team’s goals this season.It’s clear Southern Miss is on a mission to win its first Conference USA championship since 2011.

  USM enters season with added depth

It’s been called the “summer of competition” by head coach Jay Hopson.The Southern Miss depth chart continues to shake out ten practices in to August. The operative word is “depth.”Hopson feels like the Golden Eagles are a much deeper football team with 15 more scholarship players this season.

  Southern Miss football team and fans get ready for season

Hundreds of Southern Miss fans filled the Thad Cochran Center Saturday for the 24th annual Eagle Fanfare.

  Defense has big day during USM 1st scrimmage

The University of Southern Mississippi defense came up with four interceptions, a fumble recovery and six sacks at the Golden Eagles' first scrimmage of preseason practice.

  Bassfield’s Racheem Boothe ready to lead USM defense

While Southern Miss continues fall camp with players competing for spots across the field, there’s no question who will lead the “Nasty Bunch” on defense.Linebacker Racheem Boothe returns for his junior season after four sacks and 48 tackles last year.

  Southern Miss deep at wide receiver

Southern Miss first-year offensive coordinator Buster Faulkner joined the Golden Eagles at a peak time for the wide receiver group.Preseason All-Conference USA receiver Quez Watkins returns for his junior season after leading USM with 72 catches for 889 yards and nine touchdowns last season.

  Abraham, Whatley begin fall battle for USM’s starting QB job

Two days in to USM fall camp, and there’s still plenty to be resolved.Fourth-year head coach Jay Hopson expects there to be battles at a number of position groups including quarterback.

  USM grad Cameron Tom battles for Saints starting role

Next to the quarterback, arguably one of the most important positions on a football field is the center.Especially in an offense led by future Hall of Famer Drew Brees, getting the ball in his hands is a responsibility Cameron Tom doesn’t take lightly...

  Southern Miss expects significant “competition” in fall camp

There was a lot of talk floating around Southern Miss football practice on Friday as the Golden Eagles held their first day of fall camp. However, one word in particular kept being repeated – competition.

  USM’s Watkins glad to be back on football field

Southern Miss receiver Quez Watkins is glad to be back on the football field with the Golden Eagles.

USM’s women track athletes honored for academics

University of Southern Mississippi women's track athletes honored for academic prowess.

USM golfer honored as All-America scholar

University of Southern Mississippi senior-to-be golfer Walker Kesterson was honored as an All-America scholar.

13 former USM players heading to NFL camps

Thirteen former University of Southern Mississippi football players are in National Football League training camps this summer.

  JC’s Rhodes fills out USM baseball staff

Jones College assistant joins Southern Mississippi baseball staff.

USM hosts All-Star Night at the Trademart

The event had live, music, games, and even bounce houses for the kids

Southern Miss’ Hemby Named to Bronko Nagursky Trophy Watch List

Hemby, who was picked to the Jim Thorpe Award watch list yesterday and has also been chosen preseason All-Conference USA, paces a Golden Eagle defense as its top returning tackler from last season.

USM’s Hemby named to Thorpe Award ‘Watch List’

University of Southern Mississippi defensive back Ky'el Hemby named to Thorpe Award "Watch List."

USM’s Clopton named to Rimington Watch List

University of Southern Mississippi center Trace Clopton named to Rimington Watch List.

Southern Miss football players report Aug. 1

USM football players report Aug. 1

USM’s tabs former player to fill baseball post

University of Southern Mississippi fills baseball coaching vacancy.

USM lands 5 on All-C-USA football squad

Conference USA honors five Golden Eagles with preseason football honors.

  Two assistant coaches leave USM baseball program

For the second time in three years, USM baseball coach Scott Berry finds himself searching for new assistants in the summer.Five days after associate head coach Chad Caillet accepted a position at Texas A&M, volunteer assistant coach B.A. Vollmuth decided to leave the baseball program...