Southern Miss

  Golden Eagles grapple with uncertainty, focused on season-opener

As the Golden Eagles prepare for their September 3 season-opener against South Alabama, it’s hard to ignore what’s happening around them in the world of college football.

  Southern Miss releases revised football schedule

  USM stages 1st day of football practice

Tim’s Two Cents podcast with USM head football coach Jay Hopson

USM football takes another scheduling hit

More musings from the Isle of Isolation ...

  Golden Eagles take advantage of summer baseball

Continued Coverage

  Pair of Golden Eagles named to preseason award watch lists

  Cade Crosby talks Southern Miss commitment

USM football left with 2020 hole after SWAC decision

  Gulfport’s Cade Crosby commits to Southern Miss Baseball

More musings from the Isle of Isolation...

  USM basketballers turn barn into weight room amid pandemic

  USM’s Tim Jones among Biletnikoff Award “players to watch”

Southern Miss senior wide receiver Tim Jones is one of just 55 players in the country to be named among the 2020 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List.The award, given to college football’s most outstanding receiver, will be presented on March 6, 2021 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Merely more musings from the Isle of Isolation

WDAM's Tim Doherty offers up a few more observations and mental meanderings while heading into Week 17 of self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

More musings from the Isle of Isolation

WDAM's Tim Doherty shares a few observations, a few notes and the like while viewing life from the Isle of Isolation.

  Southern Miss’ Guidry calls it a career, says goodbye to Eagle fanbase

The two-time team captain will forever be remembered for ending his career on a 72-game on-base streak.

  Deep South Collegiate provides another Wednesday of baseball

Micro-musings from the Isle of Isolation

  USM’s Matt Guidry says 2020 season is his last

  USM AD Jeremy McClain talks state flag, coronavirus concerns

C-USA bars postseason play in Miss. over state flag

Musings and meanderings from the Isle of Isolation ...

NCAA bans Mississippi from holding any championships over state flag

The NCAA Board of Governors is banning any NCAA championship events from being held in Mississippi.

  Baseball returns with Deep South Collegiate League

If you build the league, they will come.They came Laurel in droves on Saturday for Opening Day of the Deep South Collegiate League.It’s become a summer sanctuary for many local baseball players who were cheated out of a 2020 season.

USM sends 15 to wooden-bat leagues

The University of Southern Mississippi baseball program has placed 10 players and five signees in wooden-bat summer leagues.

  Golden Eagles march in unity Thursday

During a time in which protests and movements are an everyday affair in the United States, Southern Miss came together in its own way on Thursday afternoon.A large group of USM football players, student-athletes and coaches took a walk down Hardy Street in a demonstration of unity.

Thoughts from the shores of the Isle of Isolation

Just a few thoughts while standing on the shore of the Isle of Isolation.

USM’s Richards has high hopes jumping into future

University of Southern Mississippi high jump All-American Eric Richards not only had his final year cut short, but his Olympic aspirations delayed until 2021. But Richards intends to return to Hattiesburg for a "second" senior season.

C-USA trims hoops tourneys to 8 teams

University of Southern Mississippi men's basketball coach Jay Ladner (left) said he understood the thought process behind Conference USA trimming its men's and women's basketball tournaments to eight teams from 12 teams.

  USM’s Karley Nichols making most of her musical chops

Karley Nichols has worn many different hats – or should we say gloves – in her 17 years of playing softball.From the pitcher’s mound to the outfield to first base – the sport is truly a love she has nurtured from Brandon to Southern Miss.

USM football to begin voluntary workouts Monday

The University of Southern Mississippi football team is scheduled to start voluntary, on-campus workouts Monday.

Tim’s Two Cents: Southern Miss men’s basketball coach Jay Ladner

On this week’s episode of Tim’s Two Cents, we sit down with USM men’s basketball coach Jay Ladner.

USM baseball’s 2004 C-USA tourney run turned Memorial Day even more memorable

The University of Southern Mississippi's 2004 run in the Conference USA baseball tournament capped one of the most foundational seasons in program history.

  Overtime Sports hopes to bring C-USA Tournament back to Biloxi

A typical Biloxi weekend in late-march features the echoes of baseballs being hit and fans cheering.Instead of hosting the Conference USA baseball tournament for the fourth straight season, MGM Park sits silent.Not only did Southern Miss hope to defend its C-USA crown this Memorial Day Weekend...

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.

Tim’s Two Cents: USM football icon Reggie Collier

WDAM's Tim Doherty talks with former USM quarterback Reggie Collier about his days as a Golden Eagle.

  Senior Spotlight - Oak Grove Warriors

It was one of the more talented senior classes Chris McCardle had coached.The 2020 Oak Grove baseball team was on track for a terrific year before it ended at 10-2. The one silver-lining in the Warriors’ abbreviated season is all seven seniors have bright futures ahead...

Tim’s Two Cents: USM SID Jack Duggan

On this week’s episode of Tim’s Two Cents, we sit down with Jack Duggan, assistant athletic director/communications for USM

  USM baseball sees trio depart

Three University of Southern Mississippi baseball players with remaining eligibility will not be returning to the Golden Eagles.

Tim’s Two Cents: USM radio icon John Cox

WDAM's Tim Doherty interviews University of Southern Mississippi long-time radio icon John Cox.

Brett Favre repaying $1.1 M for no-show speeches, auditor says

Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre is repaying $1.1 million in welfare money that he received for multiple speeches where he did not show up, the Mississippi state auditor said Wednesday.

Brett Favre repays $500,000 in federal funds after being named in DHS audit

White said that Favre has paid $500,000 and the rest will be paid back in installments.

Brett Favre named in Miss. DHS audit report

The audit says Favre Enterprises was paid $1.1 million for events Favre was contracted to speak at but never did.

More musings from the Isle of Isolation

General musings from the Isle of Isolation, courtesy of the coronavirus.

  A Look Back: Scottie Pippen’s 1986 trip to Southern Miss

December 13, 1986 was nothing more than a normal day on the campus of Southern Miss.Perhaps, too normal for USM’s basketball team which was preparing to host Central Arkansas of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Golden Eagles, at the infancy of their 1987 NIT...

  Slade Wilks ready for next leg in his baseball journey

Slade Wilks slaps some baseballs on a mild spring afternoon in Columbia.Columbia Academy’s a modest ballpark compared to the major league stadiums he visited last summer.

USM men’s basketball adds 3rd JuCo signee

The University of Southern Mississippi men's basketball team added its third junior college player, adding swingman DeAndre Pinckney from Broward College in Miami Gardens, Fla.

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

On this week’s episode of Tim’s Two Cents, we sit down with long-time USM football coach Jeff Bower.

USM men’s basketball adds 6th player to signing class

The University of Southern Mississippi men's basketball program added its sixth signee of the spring period, adding 6-foot-7 guard Justin Johnson from South Georgia Technical College.

  Eagles scoop speedy Watkins of Southern Miss

The rounds drifted by but Quez Watkins never batted an eye.When the Philadelphia Eagles called on Saturday, Watkins knew then the wait was worthy.Southern Miss’ stalwart receiver was selected as the 200th overall pick in the sixth round of the National Football League Draft.“

  Pair of Golden Eagles sign undrafted deals

They were teammates at St. Aloysius High School and again at Southern Miss.De’Michael Harris and Drake Dorbeck take the same route to the National Football League.

More missives from the Isle of Isolation ...

Just a few musings on the NFL draft, coronavirus and donuts.

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.

More meanderings from the Isle of Isolation ...

WDAM's Tim Doherty offers up a few thoughts after another week on the Isle of Isolation.

  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 women’s basketball rounds out signing class

The University of Southern Mississippi women's basketball program rounded out its signing class, adding post player Fess Hawkins this week.

Tim’s Two Cents: Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry

On this week’s episode of Tim’s Two Cents, we sit down with University of Southern Mississippi baseball coach Scott Berry.

USM men’s basketball signs 5

University of Southern Mississippi men's basketball coach Jay Ladner signed five players.

Jay Ladner excited about USM’s 5 signees

Jay Ladner walked away from his first season as the USM men’s basketball coach determined after a 9-22 campaign.He leaves the first day of the 2020 signing period feeling inspired.

  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.

  From Egypt to Hattiesburg, El-Zare’s found home at USM

When he Mohammed El-Zare arrived in Hattiesburg in 2013, Southern Miss women’s soccer had not won more than five games in five years.

Tim’s Two Cents: Another week of isolation

Tim's Two Cents podcast will feature WDAM's Tim Doherty flying solo for a second, consecutive week, courtesy of COVID-19's "Shelter in Place" policy.

Virus sickens USM athletics’ budget

The University of Southern Mississippi is having to find a way to fill a shortfall in the "hundreds of thousands of dollars" in its athletic budget caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

  Local players in limbo with MiLB put on hold

Kirk McCarty and Taylor Braley have been playing baseball pretty much their entire lives – from Oak Grove to Southern Miss and now in the minor leagues.It’s what has made the past two weeks feel so strange.

  NCAA extends eligibility of 2020 spring sports participants

The NCAA voted Monday to extend the eligibility of student-athletes participating in spring sports who saw their seasons cancelled by the coronavirus pandemic.

  USM commit Tae Hardy eager for return to DI level

Tae Hardy led Pearl River Community College in several statistical categories during the 2019-20 season...

  Cancelled season not stopping USM golfer from putting in work

It’s just over 80 degrees and sunny on Friday afternoon in Hattiesburg - a near perfect day to play some golf.Of course, Southern Miss was supposed to be headed up to Wilmington, North Carolina this weekend for the Seahawk Intercollegiate. Instead, Charles-Éric Bélanger is left to practice...

  1987 NIT Championship remains a benchmark for USM basketball

The campus of Southern Miss is quiet on the 26th of March, 2020.Probably quiet enough to hear a basketball bouncing in Reed-Green Coliseum if you were standing at home plate of Pete Taylor Park.It was quite a different scene on March 13, 1987 as the Golden Eagles prepared to host Ole Miss...

Tim’s Two Cents: Tim talks about a world with COVID-19 and without sports

The Tim's Two Cents podcast will feature WDAM's Tim Doherty this week discussing life in the world of coronavirus.

  WATCH: USM Athletic Director McClain discusses plans in wake of coronavirus crisis

University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Director Jeremy McClain discussed the plans for athletics after Conference USA suspended all spring sporting events to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  Extra year of eligibility creates questions among college programs

Just about every corner of the world closed its gates on athletics this week with the threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continuing to brew.One corner of Hattiesburg – Pete Taylor Park – joined in. You might not hear many chirps from the “Right Field Roost” in the next few weeks.

  Sporting realms go quiet in wake of viral threat

University of Southern Mississippi athletic director Jeremy McClain and his fellow Conference USA athletic administrators have found themselves in a whirlwind the past few days thanks to the looming shadow of the COVID-19 virus.

Lady Eagles bounced in 1st round of C-USA Championships

Marshall erased a 12-point third quarter deficit to stun the Lady Eagles 71-67 in the opening round of the Conference USA Women’s Championships on Wednesday.

USM reacts to sport suspensions from C-USA due to coronavirus outbreak

The league issued the statement Thursday following their announcement of cancelling the 2020 Air Force Reserve Basketball Championships in Frisco, TX an hour before.

  Reed Trimble’s six RBIs fuels USM to comeback win

In the weekend’s three-game series with Little Rock, the Golden Eagles scored nine of their 16 runs in the sixth inning.Southern Miss decided to wait an extra inning on Tuesday to do most of its damage.

  USM falls to Little Rock on Sunday, 5-1, in series finale

Little Rock handed Southern Miss a 5-1 loss in the series finale on Sunday afternoon.

  Golden Eagles grab series from Little Rock with 4-1 win

Southern Miss allowed Saturday’s contest to hang in the balance for most of the afternoon until a three-run sixth inning lifted the Golden Eagles to their third weekend series win of the season.Gabe Montenegro’s two-run single broke a 1-1 tie as USM defeated Little Rock 4-1.

Golden Eagles finish season on 4-game skid

The first basketball season under Jay Ladner brought stints of excitement back to a program desperate for a revival.However, any momentum the Golden Eagles had throughout the 2019-20 season came to a slow roll in USM’s final four games.

  Walk-off gives USM series win over Jacksonville State

On a Saturday Southern Miss managed just seven hits, Hannah Borden’s heroics proved that more valuable.The true freshman carried the Lady Eagles to series-clinching 4-3 win over Jacksonville State with an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning.

  Five-run sixth inning lifts USM past Little Rock, 11-4

The last time Southern Miss and Little Rock met on a baseball diamond – March 5, 1997 – Scott Berry was actually coaching Chris Curry at Meridian Community College.The two shared the same field again Friday, Berry in his 11th season as USM’s skipper and Curry in year six leading the Trojans.