- There's good news for Golden Eagle fans on the coast.
of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast has scheduled "Ride to the
Rock," a chartered bus trip to the Nov. 1 homecoming football
game. This is an opportunity for Gulf Coast students, faculty, staff
and Golden Eagle fans to enjoy the game with their Hattiesburg counterparts.
one university separated only by miles," said Dr. Shelby Thames,
president of Southern Miss. "Southern Miss is finding new ways
to unite Hattiesburg and the Gulf Coast, with this bus trip serving
as one of the many activities focused toward this goal."
Gulf Coast students and employees are putting their support behind
a wonderful thing," said senior Chris McFarland. "Anything
to bring the campuses together."
case manager for the Citizenship and Justice Academy at the Gulf
Park campus, was excited to hear about the bus trip and agreed that
it is a great opportunity for Southern Miss fans on the coast. "This
bus trip is absolutely a good idea; we need to get to the game,"
a senior elementary education major from Gulfport said, "It's
a good idea, and I will be on the bus."
Those who take
the bus trip will not have to worry about parking and will have
more time to participate in the various activities planned for homecoming
such as the homecoming parade, Eagle Walk, and tailgating in "The
The bus will
leave the Gulf Park campus the morning of the game at 9 a.m. for
the scheduled 2 p.m. game and leave Hattiesburg at 6 p.m., depending
on when the game ends.
the student section for students taking six or more credit hours
will be free with a valid student I.D. Students can purchase guest
tickets at the Hattiesburg ticket office before the game or by calling
1-800-844-TICK. The prices are $12 for adults and $10 for children
14 and under.
in section B, which normally cost $25, will cost only $14 per person.
If you would
like to "Ride to the Rock" by chartered bus, you can purchase
a ticket for an additional $5.
For fan tickets
and bus tickets, stop by Business Services or the Evening Monitor's
Office both located on the first floor in the Administration Building
at the Gulf Park campus. You may also call the Department of Marketing,
Public Relations and Recruitment at (228) 865-4573.