Athletic organizations

Several organizations support and promote Southern Miss Athletics:

  • The Athletic Foundation provides financial support and oversight to fund scholarships, facilities, equipment and assistance for coaches and personnel.
  • Through the Eagle Club, alumni and fans support athletic programs and secure premium seating and priority parking through their contributions.  
  • The M-Club is a nonprofit organization that honors the history and tradition of Southern Miss athletics, recognizing the accomplishments of players, coaches, trainers, managers and cheerleaders. 


Southern Miss Shout Out
Southern Mississippi

Big Gold
Let’s Go Big Gold!

Southern Miss To The Top
Southern Miss
To The Top!

Dixie Darlings

The Dixie Darlings are a precision drill team that performs with The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band. The Darlings dated to 1954, when they were formed by Dr. Raymond Mannoni. Details

Fight Song

Overheard at athletic contests for more than 40 years, “Southern Miss to the Top!” was penned in 1955 by Robert Hays, assistant director of The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band.

Southern Mississippi to the top! To the top,
So lift your voices high, show them the reason why,
That Southern spirit never will stop.
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Southern Mississippi all the way, banners high
And we will Fight! Fight! Fight! to victory,
Hear our battle cry!

Pride of Mississippi Marching Band

More than 300 strong, The Pride of Mississippi performs at all home football games, numerous away games, and high school marching band contests and festivals during the football season. Details

Spirit Squads and Seymour

The Southern Miss cheer squad performs at football games, men's and women's basketball games and volleyball games. The Southern Misses dance team performs at men's and women's basketball games, football pep rallies and other events.

Seymour is the Southern Miss mascot and appears year-round at a variety of athletic and university events, as well as in the community. He has competed regularly in the Capital One mascot competition and finished as high as seventh place.

Tryouts for the teams and Seymour are held each spring. Details