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Released January 8, 2004

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January 5 - 9


LONG BEACH -- The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast has set its recruitment visits for January and February. A Southern Miss Gulf Coast recruiter will be at each event, which includes Naval Station Pascagoula, Pascagoula, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Jan. 14 and Feb. 18; Mercy Cross High School, Biloxi, 2-3:30 p.m., Jan. 15; Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's College and University Days, Gautier, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 2, Perkinston, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 3, and at Gulfport, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 3; Gulf Coast Chamber Expo, Biloxi, noon - 6 p.m., Feb. 11, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 12. For more information, call the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Department of Marketing and Recruitment at (228) 865-4599.



HATTIESBURG - The University of Southern Mississippi's Kappa Sigma Fraternity flag football team finished in 3rd place in the National Collegiate Flag Football Championships held at the University of New Orleans Dec. 27-31, 2003. Taylor Sanford and Ryan Picou, members of the team, were selected as First Team All-Americans.

Lee Hall and Justin Rose were selected Second Team All-Americans. After losing their first game in the tournament's pool play to the University of Florida's Pi Kappa Phi team 27-13, the Kappa Sigmas defeated Georgia Southwestern College 20-0, the University of Tennessee 48-41 in overtime, 2002 national runner-up Baylor University 27-13, and the University of Florida Ruckus team 39-20. In the semifinals, Kappa Sigma eventually lost to the Nunez Community College Pelicans 35-20; the Pelicans went on to claim the national championship. Two other teams from Southern Miss participated in the national championship as well, including in the men's division, The War Party and in the women's division, Whoever/Ms. Whoever. This year 127 flag football teams from the United States and Mexico participated in the national championships. In the 25 years of the national championships, The University of Southern Mississippi has had five teams finish in the top four.



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February 16, 2004 11:37 AM