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  • MSU Offense, Defense Pose Challenges For Southern Miss; USM Basketball Releases Schedule

    MSU Offense, Defense Pose Challenges For Southern Miss; USM Basketball Releases Schedule

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:32:33 GMT
    With USM's in-state clash with Mississippi State just four days away, the challenges associated with facing an SEC opponent on the road are becoming more and more evident. On offense MSU is led by junior quarterback Dak Prescott, who is the epitome of a dual threat signal caller. The Bulldogs then return a defense that ranked No. 18 in the nation in yards per game a year ago. Considering Nick Mullens is starting just his seventh game under center for Southern Miss, the Golden Eagles can expec...
    With USM's in-state clash with Mississippi State just four days away, the challenges associated with facing an SEC opponent on the road are becoming more and more evident. On offense MSU is led by junior quarterback Dak Prescott, who is the epitome of a dual threat signal caller. The Bulldogs then return a defense that ranked No. 18 in the nation in yards per game a year ago. Considering Nick Mullens is starting just his seventh game under center for Southern Miss, the Golden Eagles can expec...
  • Under The Helmet: One-On-One Interview With USM's Todd Monken

    Under The Helmet: One-On-One Interview With USM's Todd Monken

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:39:41 GMT
    In part six of WHLT's Under The Helmet series with the Southern Miss football team, WHLT's Jeff Haeger goes one-on-one with head coach Todd Monken. The second-year head man of the Golden Eagles discusses last year's five-touchdown win at UAB, renewing in-state rivalries, his breakout player of the year candidate and much more.
    In part six of WHLT's Under The Helmet series with the Southern Miss football team, WHLT's Jeff Haeger goes one-on-one with head coach Todd Monken. The second-year head man of the Golden Eagles discusses last year's five-touchdown win at UAB, renewing in-state rivalries, his breakout player of the year candidate and much more.
  • Monday Sports Recap: USM/MSU Preview & HS Football - Petal/Hattiesburg & North Forrest/Purvis

    Monday Sports Recap: USM/MSU Preview & HS Football - Petal/Hattiesburg & North Forrest/Purvis

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-08-26 00:45:44 GMT
    On Monday Southern Miss football coaches and players addressed the media in the team's first press conference of the new campaign. The Golden Eagles open up the 2014 season at Mississippi State, an in-state rivalry game that has not taken place in 24 years. Both players and coaches express their eagerness to take the field come Saturday.It was also a busy weekend for high school football around the Pine Belt, as several teams opened up their seasons under the lights on Friday and Saturday. On...
    On Monday Southern Miss football coaches and players addressed the media in the team's first press conference of the new campaign. The Golden Eagles open up the 2014 season at Mississippi State, an in-state rivalry game that has not taken place in 24 years. Both players and coaches express their eagerness to take the field come Saturday.It was also a busy weekend for high school football around the Pine Belt, as several teams opened up their seasons under the lights on Friday and Saturday. On...
  • Combined Thursday/Friday Preview: Hattiesburg/Petal 6A Showdown

    Combined Thursday/Friday Preview: Hattiesburg/Petal 6A Showdown

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:26:29 GMT
    The unusual Saturday game between Petal and Hattiesburg is a Class 6A showdown that will undoubtedly remind everyone that football is back.Although Hattiesburg is no longer in the same Region 3 that Petal and Oak Grove occupy, the intensity of this crosstown rivalry is still swirling around both locker rooms.Over at Hattiesburg the Tigers are rebounding from a first round playoff exit to Oak Grove, as well as a disappointing 4-8 overall record in 2013.The first of those losses actually came ...
    The unusual Saturday game between Petal and Hattiesburg is a Class 6A showdown that will undoubtedly remind everyone that football is back.Although Hattiesburg is no longer in the same Region 3 that Petal and Oak Grove occupy, the intensity of this crosstown rivalry is still swirling around both locker rooms.Over at Hattiesburg the Tigers are rebounding from a first round playoff exit to Oak Grove, as well as a disappointing 4-8 overall record in 2013.The first of those losses actually came ...
  • Oak Grove Football Team Completes Ice Bucket Challenge

    Oak Grove Football Team Completes Ice Bucket Challenge

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:49:37 GMT
    The Ice Bucket Challenge is a viral movement taking over social media, and spreading ALS awareness across the country.Wednesday it was the Oak Grove football team's turn to take a bath in the sub-freezing temperatures.The Warriors were actually not challenged by any one person, team or institution - it was an idea that originated from offensive line coach and run game coordinator Drew Causey.Head coach Nevil Barr quickly hopped on board."You know ALS is something that we need to find a cure f...
    The Ice Bucket Challenge is a viral movement taking over social media, and spreading ALS awareness across the country.Wednesday it was the Oak Grove football team's turn to take a bath in the sub-freezing temperatures.The Warriors were actually not challenged by any one person, team or institution - it was an idea that originated from offensive line coach and run game coordinator Drew Causey.Head coach Nevil Barr quickly hopped on board."You know ALS is something that we need to find a cure f...
  • USM's Nick Mullens Continues Quick Development Under Center

    USM's Nick Mullens Continues Quick Development Under Center

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:38:14 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 19, 2014 Golden Eagles Finish Fall Camp Tuesday HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss football team finished its 19-day fall camp here Tuesday with a two and a half hour morning practice at the Joe P. Park Practice Facility. The Golden Eagles, which open the season Saturday, Aug. 30, at Mississippi State, went in full pads for its final workout of camp and will begin transitioning into their weekly routine starting Thursday. Fall semester classes begin on Wednes...
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 19, 2014 Golden Eagles Finish Fall Camp Tuesday HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss football team finished its 19-day fall camp here Tuesday with a two and a half hour morning practice at the Joe P. Park Practice Facility. The Golden Eagles, which open the season Saturday, Aug. 30, at Mississippi State, went in full pads for its final workout of camp and will begin transitioning into their weekly routine starting Thursday. Fall semester classes begin on Wednes...
  • Tuesday Sports Recap: USM Football, Softball, Baseball & Jamierra Faulkner

    Tuesday Sports Recap: USM Football, Softball, Baseball & Jamierra Faulkner

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:02:39 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 19, 2014 Golden Eagles Finish Fall Camp Tuesday HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss football team finished its 19-day fall camp here Tuesday with a two and a half hour morning practice at the Joe P. Park Practice Facility. The Golden Eagles, which open the season Saturday, Aug. 30, at Mississippi State, went in full pads for its final workout of camp and will begin transitioning into their weekly routine starting Thursday. Fall semester classes begin on Wednesda...
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 19, 2014 Golden Eagles Finish Fall Camp Tuesday HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss football team finished its 19-day fall camp here Tuesday with a two and a half hour morning practice at the Joe P. Park Practice Facility. The Golden Eagles, which open the season Saturday, Aug. 30, at Mississippi State, went in full pads for its final workout of camp and will begin transitioning into their weekly routine starting Thursday. Fall semester classes begin on Wednesda...
  • USM Defensive Line Eager To Put Pressure On Dak Prescott

    USM Defensive Line Eager To Put Pressure On Dak Prescott

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-08-07 02:13:05 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 5, 2014 Southern Miss Football Puts on the Pads for Tuesday Practice HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Day five of the 2014 Southern Miss football camp saw the Golden Eagles move into full pads for the first time during a two-hour, 45-minute morning workout here Tuesday at the Joe P. Park Practice Facility. The Golden Eagles limited the full contact until the very end of practice, but second-year coach Todd Monken enjoyed what he saw out of his team. “We finally had a littl...
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 5, 2014 Southern Miss Football Puts on the Pads for Tuesday Practice HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Day five of the 2014 Southern Miss football camp saw the Golden Eagles move into full pads for the first time during a two-hour, 45-minute morning workout here Tuesday at the Joe P. Park Practice Facility. The Golden Eagles limited the full contact until the very end of practice, but second-year coach Todd Monken enjoyed what he saw out of his team. “We finally had a littl...
  • JCJC Men's Basketball Visits Capitol

    JCJC Men's Basketball Visits Capitol

    Thursday, March 27 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-03-27 04:20:44 GMT
    JACKSON - The Jones County Junior College basketball team visited the Capitol Wednesday morning to be honored on their recent NJCAA National Championship.The Bobcats were honored on the House floor and then took pictures with Governor Phil Bryant. Click the video above to hear from the Bobcats about their visit to Jackson.
    JACKSON - The Jones County Junior College basketball team visited the Capitol Wednesday morning to be honored on their recent NJCAA National Championship.The Bobcats were honored on the House floor and then took pictures with Governor Phil Bryant. Click the video above to hear from the Bobcats about their visit to Jackson.
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  • MSU Offense, Defense Pose Challenges For Southern Miss; USM Basketball Releases Schedule

    MSU Offense, Defense Pose Challenges For Southern Miss; USM Basketball Releases Schedule

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:32:33 GMT
    With USM's in-state clash with Mississippi State just four days away, the challenges associated with facing an SEC opponent on the road are becoming more and more evident. On offense MSU is led by junior quarterback Dak Prescott, who is the epitome of a dual threat signal caller. The Bulldogs then return a defense that ranked No. 18 in the nation in yards per game a year ago. Considering Nick Mullens is starting just his seventh game under center for Southern Miss, the Golden Eagles can expec...
    With USM's in-state clash with Mississippi State just four days away, the challenges associated with facing an SEC opponent on the road are becoming more and more evident. On offense MSU is led by junior quarterback Dak Prescott, who is the epitome of a dual threat signal caller. The Bulldogs then return a defense that ranked No. 18 in the nation in yards per game a year ago. Considering Nick Mullens is starting just his seventh game under center for Southern Miss, the Golden Eagles can expec...
  • Couple plunge to death while taking 'selfie' as their children watch in horror

    Couple plunge to death while taking 'selfie' as their children watch in horror

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:02:44 GMT
    An image from Stillman Leaders Twitter feed showing some folks at the cliffs last summer.An image from Stillman Leaders Twitter feed showing some folks at the cliffs last summer.
    A couple 'taking a selfie' on the edge of a cliff died when they fell hundreds of feet while their young children watched.. The Polish couple died after falling from the rocky edge in Cabo da Roca, western Portugal.
    A couple 'taking a selfie' on the edge of a cliff died when they fell hundreds of feet while their young children watched.. The Polish couple died after falling from the rocky edge in Cabo da Roca, western Portugal.
  • Local Blood Shortage

    Local Blood Shortage

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:57:57 GMT
    Local Blood ShortageLocal Blood Shortage
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - According to United Blood Services 38 percent of Americans are eligible to give blood, but less than three percent actually donate."There is no substitute for blood, we can substitute a lot of things, but blood has to come from our area residents that care enough to give the gift of life," Senior Donor Recruiter, Beverly Clark said.Now the blood bank that services Forrest General Hospital and Wesley Medical Center has a declining supply of type O blood."When there's an ac...
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - According to United Blood Services 38 percent of Americans are eligible to give blood, but less than three percent actually donate."There is no substitute for blood, we can substitute a lot of things, but blood has to come from our area residents that care enough to give the gift of life," Senior Donor Recruiter, Beverly Clark said.Now the blood bank that services Forrest General Hospital and Wesley Medical Center has a declining supply of type O blood."When there's an ac...
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