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March 13, 2012

An enthusiastic group of Southern Miss fans saw the men's basketball team off Tuesday for its opening-round game against Kansas State in the NCAA Basketball Team. The Golden Eagles meet the Wildcats at 11:40 a.m. Thursday in Pittsburgh, Pa.

October 19, 2011

Southern Miss students prepare standing floats for judging as part of the 2011 Homecoming festivities. Southern Miss hosts SMU at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 in the annual Homecoming football contest at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

September 2, 2011

On Friday, Sept. 2 members of The University of Southern Mississippi football team, including head coach Larry Fedora, visited students at the DuBard School for Language Disorders.

August 23, 2011

Larry Fedora, the fourth-year head football coach at Southern Miss, likes the idea of working with blueprints.

If he wasn’t coaching football, Larry Fedora says he’d love to work as a builder. Many football prognosticators believe he’s done just that with the 2011 edition of the Golden Eagles, constructing a team that should vie for this year’s Conference USA title.

The head coach of the Southern Miss football team took a few moments recently to discuss the upcoming season.

Q: How is the team looking going into the 2011 campaign?

August 15, 2011

A native New Yorker, Richard "Dick" Vogel has found a comfortable, rewarding home as Executive Director of the Southern Miss Eagle Club.

Richard "Dick" Vogel serves as Executive Director of the Eagle Club and Associate Director of Athletics at The University of Southern Mississippi. Vogel, who once commanded U.S. Army troops in Germany, took a few moments recently to reflect on his current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

June 14, 2011

Former NFL great Brett Favre, a Southern Miss alum, held his inaugural 7-on-7 football camp on Tuesday, June 14 at M.M. Roberts Stadium. Twenty-four teams representing high school from as far away as Texas City, Texas attended the camp.

April 4, 2014

The highly anticipated University of Southern Mississippi School of Music’s production of Showbiz Showstoppers has announced a few surprise guests set to join the cast during its performance on Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lake Terrace Convention Center.

 

Southern Miss’ men’s head basketball coach, Donnie Tyndall, and former Miss Mississippi, Chalie Ray, are scheduled to kick up their heels in the Broadway showcase production.

 

The highly anticipated University of Southern Mississippi School of Music’s production of Showbiz Showstoppers has announced a few surprise guests set to join the cast during its performance on Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lake Terrace Convention Center.

Southern Miss’ men’s head basketball coach, Donnie Tyndall, and former Miss Mississippi, Chalie Ray, are scheduled to kick up their heels in the Broadway showcase production.

April 2, 2014

The Mississippi Legislature honored former University of Southern Mississippi football star Ray Guy, who was recently elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, with a plaque and resolution during a special ceremony held Tuesday, April 1 at the State Capitol in Jackson. Guy took a few moments to address the legislators and also posed for photos with members of the Legislature who are Southern Miss graduates. Guy serves as director of the University’s M-Club/Community Relations.

(Photo Courtesy of Southern Miss Athletics)

The Mississippi Legislature honored former University of Southern Mississippi football star Ray Guy, who was recently elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, with a plaque and resolution during a special ceremony held Tuesday, April 1 at the State Capitol in Jackson. Guy took a few moments to address the legislators and also posed for photos with members of the Legislature who are Southern Miss graduates. Guy serves as director of the University’s M-Club/Community Relations.

(Photo Courtesy of Southern Miss Athletics)

December 6, 2013

M.K. Turk, the winningest men’s basketball coach in the history of Southern Miss, passed away Friday morning. He was 71.

 

Turk spent 20 seasons as the head basketball coach at The University of Southern Mississippi and finished his career as the all-time winningest coach in school history with 301 Golden Eagle victories, one NIT championship, two NCAA appearances and six NIT appearances.

M.K. Turk, the winningest men’s basketball coach in the history of Southern Miss, passed away Friday morning. He was 71.

Turk spent 20 seasons as the head basketball coach at The University of Southern Mississippi and finished his career as the all-time winningest coach in school history with 301 Golden Eagle victories, one NIT championship, two NCAA appearances and six NIT appearances.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

November 14, 2013

The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum recently obtained the V Corps (Fifth Corps) Army footballchampionship trophy from 1941. The trophy was won by the 38th Division "Cycloners" soldier football team, which competed at the football stadium ("The Rock") on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. The team was undefeated against other soldier football teams from training camps in the Southeastern United States. All of the dates, opponents and scores are engraved on the trophy.

The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum recently obtained the V Corps (Fifth Corps) Army footballchampionship trophy from 1941. The trophy was won by the 38th Division "Cycloners" soldier football team, which competed at the football stadium ("The Rock") on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus. The team was undefeated against other soldier football teams from training camps in the Southeastern United States. All of the dates, opponents and scores are engraved on the trophy.

October 17, 2013

On Monday, Oct. 14, a select group of 17 Southern Miss junior and senior student-athletes participated in the first of four career-development workshops at the Duff Athletic Center, all of which will feature a former Southern Miss student-athlete.

On Monday, Oct. 14, a select group of 17 Southern Miss junior and senior student-athletes participated in the first of four career-development workshops at the Duff Athletic Center, all of which will feature a former Southern Miss student-athlete.

This event was hosted by Rusty Anderson, Southern Miss Director of Career Services, with an assist from former Southern Miss track and field athlete Leonard McLeggon.

October 10, 2013

The University of Southern Mississippi women’s basketball team recently broke away from its busy practice and academic schedules to do a little workout with the toddlers and preschoolers at The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at the University of Southern Mississippi. 

The University of Southern Mississippi women’s basketball team recently broke away from its busy practice and academic schedules to do a little workout with the toddlers and preschoolers at The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at the University of Southern Mississippi. 

On Sept. 25, the Lady Eagles' players, coaches and staff took the children under their wings to dribble, swing, slide, run, ride, build, and even paint, during the third annual Lady Eagles visit to The Children's Center. 

September 30, 2013

H.C. “Bill” McLellan, who served as director of athletics at The University of Southern Mississippi from 1986-1999, died Monday after a brief illness. He was 81.

H.C. “Bill” McLellan, who served as director of athletics at The University of Southern Mississippi from 1986-1999, died Monday after a brief illness. He was 81.

August 22, 2013

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi football team took part in Go Gold Day during a visit to the DuBard School for Language Disorders on Thursday, Aug. 22.

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi football team took part in Go Gold Day during a visit to the DuBard School for Language Disorders on Thursday, Aug. 22.

Players and coaches interacted with the DuBard School students who collected autographs and other memorabilia. The annual visit also included a tour of the facility and explanation of the school’s history by DuBard staffers.

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles open the 2013 football season at home on Saturday, Aug. 31 against Texas State. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

July 24, 2013

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett announced today that Gen. Jeff Hammond has accepted a position at the university as Special Assistant to the President for Military and Veterans Student Affairs. Hammond, a Southern Miss alumnus and retired two-star Army general, will begin work in his new role on Aug. 1.

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett announced today that Gen. Jeff Hammond has accepted a position at the university as Special Assistant to the President for Military and Veterans Student Affairs. Hammond, a Southern Miss alumnus and retired two-star Army general, will begin work in his new role on Aug. 1.

Hammond returned to work at his alma mater in 2010 as senior associate athletics director and most recently served as athletics director for one year, a term that ended on June 30.

July 18, 2013

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett announced today (July 18) that Bill McGillis would become the university’s next athletics director.

 

Bennett made the announcement at a gathering of hundreds of Southern Miss students, alumni, employees and fans at the university’s Trent Lott Center.

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett announced today (July 18) that Bill McGillis would become the university’s next athletics director.

Bennett made the announcement at a gathering of hundreds of Southern Miss students, alumni, employees and fans at the university’s Trent Lott Center. McGillis replaces Jeff Hammond, whose contract expired on June 30. Deputy Athletics Director Jeremy McClain is serving as interim athletics director.

June 19, 2013

University of Southern Mississippi President Dr. Rodney Bennett announced today that Jeff Hammond's contract as athletic director would not be renewed beyond its expiration date of June 30.

University of Southern Mississippi President Dr. Rodney Bennett announced today that Jeff Hammond's contract as athletic director would not be renewed beyond its expiration date of June 30.

Below is Dr. Bennett's statement regarding the decision.

May 21, 2013

New University of Southern Mississippi Head Football Coach Todd Monken will visit Waynesboro on Tuesday, June 4, for the Southern Miss Alumni Association Southeast Central Mississippi Chapter’s annual meeting.

New University of Southern Mississippi Head Football Coach Todd Monken will visit Waynesboro on Tuesday, June 4, for the Southern Miss Alumni Association Southeast Central Mississippi Chapter’s annual meeting.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Waynesboro Wayne County Library located at 1103A Mississippi Drive. Cost to attend is $12 per person and includes a barbecue chicken or pork dinner. Door prizes will also be given away.

March 26, 2013

Thomas Brown, President of Magnolia State Bank, has generously decided to purchase 1,000 student tickets for the Southern Miss NIT quarterfinal contest Wednesday night against BYU. Game time is set for 7 p.m., at Reed Green Coliseum.

Thomas Brown, President of Magnolia State Bank, has generously decided to purchase 1,000 student tickets for the Southern Miss NIT quarterfinal contest Wednesday night against BYU. Game time is set for 7 p.m., at Reed Green Coliseum.

March 21, 2013

Incoming University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett has announced the purchase of 1,000 student tickets for the Golden Eagles’ second round NIT game against Louisiana Tech, scheduled for 9 p.m. on Monday.

Incoming University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett has announced the purchase of 1,000 student tickets for the Golden Eagles’ second round NIT game against Louisiana Tech, scheduled for 9 p.m. on Monday.

March 18, 2013

University of Southern Mississippi head basketball coach Donnie Tyndall has purchased 1,000 tickets for students to this Wednesday’s NIT opener against Charleston Southern, scheduled for 8:15 p.m.

University of Southern Mississippi head basketball coach Donnie Tyndall has purchased 1,000 tickets for students to this Wednesday’s NIT opener against Charleston Southern, scheduled for 8:15 p.m.

The first 1,000 students will need to show a valid Southern Miss ID at the student gate at Reed Green Coliseum, which will open at 7 p.m. Once those tickets are given away, students will need to pay $5 at the ticket office.

March 15, 2013

Wilbert Jordan Jr., a former University of Southern Mississippi basketball letterman who was the school's first African-American scholar-athlete, died March 14. He was 62.

Wilbert Jordan Jr., a former University of Southern Mississippi basketball letterman who was the school's first African-American scholar-athlete, died March 14. He was 62.

A native of  Waynesboro, Miss., he walked-on his freshman season before gaining a scholarship for his final three seasons. He enrolled in the fall of 1968 and was recruited and coached by the late Lee Floyd.

Jordan went on to earn an undegraduate and master's degree in biology from Southern Miss, and then earned his law degree from Louisana State Univesity.