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Eaglepalooza: wows despite woes Justin Mitchell and Rachel Beech Printz Writers

Despite Karmin’s last minute cancellation due to “travel issues,” Eaglepalooza 2011 was still a success, according to artists, students, locals and coordinators. Glenn Chandler Project was the first group to hit the Coca-Cola stage downtown at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Performing a combination of original songs and alternative covers, the group compares their style to artists such as Kings of Leon, Mumford and Sons and Matt Nathanson. “We’ve been coming to Eaglepalooza for years, and it was cool to be on the other side of the concert this year,” lead singer Glenn Chandler said. Chandler and many of his bandmates either currently attend Southern Miss or are USM graduates. Glenn Chandler Project’s first performance was opening for Train in May at a music festival in Biloxi. Chandler was excited to expose

his band to Hattiesburg in such a large way. “I wanted to build a fan base in my hometown,” Chandler said. At 6:45 p.m., Ca$h Fountain Productions took the stage and pumped fans up with creative dubstep beats that got bodies moving and hands waving in the air. The group includes four deejays who were on stage to motivate the audience. “We remix everything - country, rock, rap, everything,” the band said. “The four of us are very dynamic. We’re playing for free because we just like doing it. We only charge one or two dollars when we play around town. It’s not about the money, anyway.” When asked what they thought about Karmin not showing up, the band said that as long as it was for a good reason, they understood. “I think they just need to book better next year,” the band said. Promptly at 8 p.m., R&B powerhouse Melanie Fiona gave energy and soulful emotion as she

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Rachel Vigres, a senior from Baton Rouge, La., introduces herself at a pep rally Monday afternoon. The pep rally was held in front of Bolton Hall to get people excited for that night’s game against William Carey in Reed Green Coliseum. USM led 29-25 at the end of the first half, and the Lady Eagles were able to defeat their crosstown rivals, the Lady Crusaders of William Carey, 62-46. The Lady Eagles will be back on the court on Wednesday to play UT-Martin.

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Students on probation after blackface incident Southern Miss made national headlines Monday when a Hattiesburg American article about six USM sorority women was picked up by online media outlets across the country. The women, members of Phi Mu sorority, were placed on probation from their national organization after dressing up as members of the Huxtable family from a hit TV show, The Cosby Show, at an off-campus 1980s

themed party Wednesday. Monday night, media outlets such as The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, CNN and MSNBC had picked up the story. The women, whose names have not been released, were in a picture submitted to the Hattiesburg American and accused of participating in blackface because they painted their skin as part of their costumes. “Though it is clear that these women had no ill intent, it was also clear that they had little cultural awareness or competency, and did not understand

the historical implication of costuming in blackface,” Dean of Students Dr. Eddie Holloway said in a press release Monday afternoon. By definition, blackface is makeup applied to a performer portraying a black person and historically has racist implications. It is not illegal. Sunday evening, officers of Phi Mu, along with the women involved in the incident, met with leaders of African American organizations on campus. Deola Jones, a senior business management major and

president of the NAACP chapter at Southern Miss, attended Sunday’s meeting. “I was disappointed by their actions, but I do understand that they didn’t do it out of hatred or maliciousness,” Jones said. “We understood that they didn’t do it on purpose to offend anybody, and now they’ve apologized.” The photo submitted to the Hattiesburg American showed the women with their faces painted, wearing wigs and clothes that would have been considered popular in the 1980s.

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Wendy Martin, a senior English major, was at the Sunday meeting and saw the picture. “Because I know the history of blackface, at first I was a little offended, but after knowing why they did it my understanding of the incident was a little more clear,” Martin said. “It was just their intent to have fun, and I don’t think it was malicious at all.” Amber Grubbs, a senior newseditorial major, had a different perspective on the incident.

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5 THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW about Facebook *More than 2.5 billion pictures are uploaded to Facebook each month. *Facebook is second-ranked site overall in the U.S. behind Google. *If Facebook were a country, it would be the fifth largest country in the world after China, India, the U.S. and Indonesia. *While stressing that correlation does not equal causation, a recent poll suggested that Facebook users have lower overall grades than non-users. *A recent survey of 500 top colleges found that 10% of admissions officers acknowledged looking at social networking sites such as Facebook to evaluate applicants. Thirty-eight percent of admissions officers said that what they saw negatively affected the applicant.


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News

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C-USA fights to “SAAC” hunger Abby Loranger Printz Writer Conference USA’s Changing Lives program will host “Let’s SAAC Hunger Week” from Nov. 12 until Nov. 20, and the University of Southern Mississippi is actively participating. Lauren Hillman, an academic counselor and life skills coordinator for the Southern Miss Student Academic Enhancement Program, described the Changing LIves Program as a competitive canned food drive in which USM will compete with universities across the nation to collect the most canned goods for charity. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL) are heading up the program, which serves as a united front for the various C-USA teams and athletes as they gather a variety of canned food items to donate to their communities in an effort to fight hunger. The collected items will directly benefit Christian Services and the Edwards Street Fellowship Center

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“Whenever you live in a region that can be racially hostile, you have to take certain things into consideration,” Grubbs said. “Blackface is still considered offensive by many people. You can’t go poking the flames of racism and hope that nothing happens.” In the press release, a spokesperson from Phi Mu said that the chapter will sponsor a campus-wide program about diversity appreciation, and each member who attended the party will participate in additional educational requirements. Kirsti Potts, a junior criminal justice major, was slightly offended when she saw that the article was posted on the website of The Washington Post. “People think the South is so racist because of incidents like this,” Potts said. “There are no AfricanAmerican girls in their sorority. Why would I be surprised?” Phi Mu has been cooperative with university officials regarding the incident. “We thought it important to begin an open dialogue immediately, and all those involved were not only cooperative but open, honest and candid,” Vice President for Student Affairs Joe Paul said in the press release. “Though clearly without overt intent, this photo was of-

in Hattiesburg. This year marks the fourth year the initiative has been running, with Southern Miss taking the honor two out of the past three years. “We have won this service award for the past two years and are hoping that Southern Miss can win again this year,” Hillman said. According to the C-USA website, last year USM students earned the SAAC Cup by collecting “7,343 pounds of the league’s overall collection of 40,100 pounds of food.” Student athletes aren’t the only ones allowed to participate. All students are encouraged to also help out by by donating canned food items. Students can also volunteer the entire week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the OCSL, located in the Student Activities Hub room 104. The schedule for “Let’s SAAC Hunger Week” is as follows. Monday, Nov. 14 to Friday, Nov. 18 – Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to bring canned goods during business hours to the OCSL. Saturday, Nov. 12 – Help kick

fensive, insensitive and regrettable, and is counter to the rich appreciation for diversity that marks our student body.” Martin said that students should take this incident and gain from it. “This is a learning experience for everyone on our campus, and in a sense it goes to show we’ve come so far but we have so much further to go,” Martin said. “I think this can open the door for dialogue on issues and being culturally competent.”

off Golden Eagle basketball season by fighting hunger in Hattiesburg. Canned goods will be collected from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at all gates of Reed Green Coliseum. Monday, Nov. 14 – Kick off the Lady Eagle basketball season by fighting hunger in Hattiesburg. Canned goods will be collected from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at all gates of Reed Green Coliseum. Fans who donate a canned food item will receive $1 admission to the game. Wednesday, Nov. 16 – Cans will be collected at the Lady Eagle basketball game v. UTMartin. There will be collection boxes at all gates of Reed Green Coliseum from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Fans who donate a canned food item will receive $1 admission to the game. Sunday, Nov. 20 – Final push to fight hunger locally. Bring canned goods to the Lady Eagle volleyball game v. Houston. Cans will be collected from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the north gate of Reed Green Coliseum.

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EAGLEPALOOZA

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eaglepalooza, from 1 rocked the stage wearing a fringed half-shirt, black leggings, and a Southern Miss cap. She engaged the audience by participating in Southern Miss chants between song performances. “This was the first time I had ever been to Mississippi, but when I heard I had fans that wanted to see me, I didn’t think twice about accepting to come perform,” Fiona said. The Grammy-nominated singer enchanted the audience with song performances such as “It Kills Me,” “4 a.m.” and “Monday Morning.” She jumped from stage to speakers and threw

t-shirts to the audience. Immediately after her performance, Fiona tweeted, “Wow. Hattiesburg. Southern Miss. You guys were delightful. thank you sooo much! LOVE. #LifeyourMFLife xo.” At her after party at Click Boutique & Gallery and Twelve Oaks Accessory Garden, Fiona shopped and chatted with fans about her performance. “This is by far one of the best shows I’ve ever done. For sure,” Fiona said. “I love how the audience was receptive and energetic. They were out there to have a good time.”

Fiona said that the Southern Miss and Hattiesburg communities crushed any stereotypes she had heard about the South. “People were asking me, ‘Why are you going to Mississippi?’ Well, you guys are the nicest and most hospitable people I have ever met. I was honored to perform here. It was probably the best energy I’ve felt in a long time. The southern hospitality is alive,” Fiona said. Hattiesburg’s own Smaash took Karmin’s place to end the night at Eaglepalooza. The group takes present-day rap songs and adds their own orignial,

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Top Right: Dixie Darling Hillary Meghan Tanner dances on stage for the pep rally at Eaglepalooza 2011. Top Center: Melanie Fiona performs on stage at Eaglepalooza. Justin Sellers/Printz

Top Left: Smaash took the place of Karmin to end the night at Eaglepalooza 2011. Bottom Left: CA$H Fountain Productions entertains the crowd with dubstep. Bottom Center: The crowd jumps to catch t-shirts before a performance Friday night. Bottom Right: Melanie Fiona pumps up the crowd at Eaglepalooza.

rocker twist. Upon hearing Smaash, the crowd went wild. Hands raised and bodies swayed with the beat that the group produced. The band performed hit songs such as “Stronger” by Kanye West and “Empire State of Mind” by Alicia Keys and Jay-Z. The performances ended what many thought would be an unsuccessful Eaglepalooza. Jazmyne Butler, codirector of this year’s event, said it was amazing. “Students loved it, the performances were phenomenal and Melanie Fiona’s performance was absolutely perfect,” she said.

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Fitness

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Wisteria Room offers circuit training Leighanne Lockhart Printz Writer Want to burn 30 percent more calories in half the time? Students, teachers, faculty and staff and working professionals can all utilize circuit training at the Payne Center in order to participate in an efficient workout. Why circuit training? People have many reasons as to why they don’t work out, the most common being time constraints, boredom and impatience in waiting to see results. However, circuit training could be the answer. “It is a fast and efficient way to obtain a complete overall workout for major muscle groups in a short period of time,” Susan Bone, assistant director of wellness at the Southern Miss Payne Center, said. According to fitnessmagazine.com, circuit training is a great boredom buster because participants move quickly from one exercise to another with little rest in between. The combination of resistance training and cardiovascular effort in these workouts allows all of the muscle groups to be trained in one session, including the heart. That means an extra cardio session is

not necessary. If that’s not convincing enough, circuit training increases the body’s ability to burn calories while at rest. The body will continue to burn more calories throughout the day post-workout as opposed to after a normal cardio session. “The Wisteria Circuit Training Room is designed to encompass this concentrated and time-efficient total-body workout,” Bone said. Located in the Payne Center, the Wisteria Room features 11 resistance machines and three aerobic training stations. The object is to move from station to station in a continuous fashion with little rest in between. The beauty of this room is that the workout is specially timed. Circuit training can be personalized for the individual according to his or her goals, whether it’s weight loss, muscle gain or overall strength increase. Group exercise instructor Lindy Miller teaches a cardio circuit class each Tuesday from 12:10 p.m. until 12:50 p.m. in the Wisteria Room. “I keep the routines modifiable yet challenging,” Miller said. “It’s the intense workouts, the supportive environment and the results the participants are getting that keep them coming back.” Miller wants to encourage ev-

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The Wisteria Circuit Training Room at the Payne Center offers both a class each Tuesday as well as time for independent use Monday through Friday.

eryone to make exercise a lifestyle. “It’s not a phase or a fad. It is hygiene, just like brushing your teeth,” Miller said. Haley McMinn, a higher education administration graduate student, is a regular participant in Miller’s circuit class and said she enjoys the environment in the room. “It is challenging and supportive,” McMinn said. “Every person

who walks in can find themselves in a place where they will be pushed at their own personal fitness level, pulled up by group camaraderie and encouraged to understand the benefits of what they accomplish each week in class.” In addition to Miller’s class, the Wisteria Room is also open for independent use Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. until 8 a.m., 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

until 9 p.m. and on Friday from 6 a.m. until 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. The room always has a staff member present for any assistance needed. “My advice to others is to simply find your niche,” McMinn said. “The Payne Center offers such a variety of activities and environments. The only wrong decision you can make is to do nothing.”


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POLITICS

Opinion

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Democrats can only blame themselves

Ashton Pittman Web Editor Once again, Mississippi will be inaugurating a Republican governor, preselected for them long ago by the good ole boys in the Mississippi GOP. For the first time since Reconstruction, Republicans are likely to hold the majority in the Mississippi House of Representatives. In an election that saw progressive victories all across the country, including a major one right here in Mississippi, the Democratic party in Mississippi has only itself to blame. Things were so bad for the Democratic party that it wasn’t even able to field candidates for lieutenant governor, secretary of state, or auditor. That prompted State Democratic Party Executive Rickey Cole to admit, “Any honest observer would tell you this is not a position that we want to be in.” Part of that can be chalked up to difficulty in funding candidates; the DNC only sends the Mississippi party $7,500 a month. Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree ran with only a seventh of the funds Governorelect Phil Bryant had. As for the candidates the party did field, well, they were asked to downplay their progressive qualities. Democratic candidates in Mississippi, no matter how qualified or how strong, are asked to water down who they are, water down their credentials, and above all, to avoid being seen as being the scariest L-word in the Mississippi lexicon — liberal. What that results in is a process in which voters are given a choice between a conservative candidate and a conservative-lite candidate. In the 2010 midterm election, Mississippi Rep. Gene Taylor lost his longheld seat to ultra-conservative Steven Palazzo. Palazzo now embarrasses our state on a national level. One of his first acts of businesses was to try to halt the repeal of the anti-gay Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, saying that our military would “go down in flames” if gays were allowed to serve openly. But he’s just being a real conservative. And given the choice between a conservative-lite

candidate and a true conservative, homophobia and all, devoted conservatives will go for the latter. While Palazzo was running against Nancy Pelosi (his campaign slogan was “Fire Pelosi,” not “Fire Taylor”), Taylor ran against the very notion that he might be progressive in any sense. In running against Pelsoi, Palazzo excited his base: conservatives. And yet what did Taylor’s run do for Mississippi progressives? Last year when Taylor was visiting campus, then College Democrats President Jackie Northrup asked him why he hadn’t switched to the Republi-

can party yet. Later, she sighed before telling a reporter that she’d probably vote for him — albeit begrudgingly. He didn’t excite her. She wanted a progressive; he ran against the term. Without excitement, Democratic candidates can’t expect to win in Mississippi. So Taylor lost. Here’s a little secret for you, Mississippi Democratic Party: We exist. Liberal, progressive minded, forward looking voters who embrace ideals like equality and diversity exist in this state. When you find a good candidate, don’t ask him or her to cater to conservative thought.

Don’t ask him or her to prove that he’s not an “evil liberal.” That doesn’t excite us. Heck, we’re “evil liberals” and we’d finally like some representation. If you want to win elections and if you truly believe that the tenets of the Democratic party are the best solutions for this state, be proud about it. In doing so, you’ll give us a party to be proud to fight for and yourselves a fighting chance. This was an article of opinion by Ashton Pittman, a writer for The Student Printz. Email questions or comments to ashton.pittman@ eagles.usm.edu.

Student Shout-outs

Thank you officials at Saturday’s game for being HORRIBLE. Hope we never see you again. Just don’t tell UCF they might try to challenge them (again). Shout-out to Danny Hrapmann for saving our a$$e$ Saturday night! Eaglepalooza=Epic Fail... Maybe if they would have gotten a real music act then they would have showed up. It’s been too long to not have a friendly pick-up game of Ultimate Frisbee at USM! Come play night Ultimate Frisbee on Mondays at Pride Field at 7pm. Light up disc, glow stick wristbands, and fun! Bring a friend! No skill level required! To the person that thinks Starbucks is trying to be “after hours at the club”, we’re just trying to stay awake and get out of the foul mood that the people that come in at 11:44 cause. To the tall, tan dude who has been in the Printz all week: I think you used to stalk me too. Why do you do that?? :D Please fellow students, be respectful when parking in the parking lots. Some people are paying for their cars. Thank you. To the person who thinks that Starbucks should stop playing music...STUDY SOMEWHERE ELSE! Some of us actually enjoy it! To the person who decided it was a good idea to put automatic sensor lights in Bolton Hall bathrooms: you try taking a shower in the dark at night because you can’t trip the sensor when it’s outside the shower and around the corner. I understand saving electricity, but this is a bit ridiculous. To my so called best friend, who failed to tell me that she was dating my exboyfriend for the past two months: I didn’t eat all of my sandwich. You want those leftovers too??

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Sports

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Eagles outlast UCF for No. 20 ranking Josh Seabrook Sports Writer The Golden Eagles grounded out a tough 30-29 win Saturday night against the Knights of the University of Central Florida, USM’s Eastern Division rival. This proved to be the Eagles’ toughest test to date and a testament to the team’s character, and they came out on top. “We keep telling these guys all the time that a great football team always finds a way to win, and that’s what happened tonight - we found a way to win,” said Southern Miss head football coach Larry Fedora. The first half was all defense as the Eagles inked out a 13-6 lead at the halfway point. The second half saw a complete turnaround of the defense. Both teams’ offenses cranked into full throttle and soon turned the game into a shootout. From the start of the third quarter it was obvious that the game may have been decided by which team had the ball last, and the game had a near storybook ending. For all the effort and previous plays, the game was literally decided on the final play. With 12 seconds on the clock, the Knights had the ball deep in Golden Eagle territory down by seven. A false start penalty forced the Knights back 10 yards and ran 10 seconds off the clock, giving the Knights only two seconds to score a

touchdown and force overtime. The Knights ran four verticals, and UCF quarterback Blake Bortles found J.J. Worton open over the middle for a 25 yard touchdown pass with no time on the clock. The score was then 30-29, and with the PAT the two teams would be heading into overtime. UCF called a timeout and came out with the intent of winning the game in regulation with a two point conversion. The Knights were aiming for the football version of a walk-off win by going for two with no time on the clock. To think that all the yards leading up to this moment meant basically nothing and the game came down to whether or not the Knights could punch in the two point attempt from inside the five yard line. This was a gutsy call, and the USM defense had to stand tall and prevent the Knights from scoring. One could almost feel the electricity resonating on the field as the two teams set to do battle one last time. Many Golden Eagle players and coaches were too anxious to watch the final play. Fedora was no different, as he turned his back to the field and prayed for the best. “The crowd would let me know,” Fedora said. Bortles saw a wide open receiver over the middle, but what he did not see was Southern Miss defensive back Jacorious Cotton hovering in the flat waiting to bat

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Southern Miss players Austin Davis and Logan Hickman celebrate the Golden Eagles’ victory over the Knights of UCF Saturday.

the ball down. Bortles fired the ball across the middle, and Cotton stepped in the way and knocked the ball to the ground to give the Eagles a hard fought victory. One of the top performers for the Eagles was senior kicker Danny Hrapmann, who tied a career high with five field goals. Hrapmann also made a key tackle on special teams, which proved to be a crucial play in determining the outcome of the game. “This week I had a notion that I’d probably be kicking a lot,” said Hrapmann about his performance in the game. “I didn’t feel like I had a great night because I do kickoffs

as well. That’s part of my game. That’s part of what I do. That being part of my job, I just feel like I had a poor night doing that.” Another key performer for the Eagles was fifth year senior quarterback Austin Davis. Davis was 26-48 passing on the night with no interceptions and two touchdown passes. Davis was very emotional after the game and was still charged with energy long after the final whistle. “I can’t stand it. I’m still nervous,” Davis said of the last play. “They take the game out of your hands going for two. If they kick the extra point, I’m still playing, but they go for two, so all I can do is lay down

and pray for the best.” This was one of Davis’s best nights as a Golden Eagle, as he was on fire from the first pass. “This was probably one of the better ones, probably number one,” Davis said about his performances and feelings following the game. “Just a special group of guys and my senior year its just a great win and we got to get ready to go next week.” Saturday night’s game proved to be the coming out performance for freshman receiver Chris Briggs. Briggs had a career night with four receptions for 67 yards and a key touchdown for the Eagles. “I dropped the ball early in the game on that fade call, and Coach told me at halftime that we are going to come right back to you on that,” Briggs said of his touchdown reception late in the fourth quarter. “I said you give me one more opportunity, I’ll make it happen, I’ll make it count.” With this win, the Golden Eagles are one game away from clinching the Eastern Division title and spot in the C-USA Championship game. They just have to win one of the final two games to clinch the East. They are facing a short week this week and return to action this Thursday night against the University of Alabama - Birmingham Blazers before returning home for the final game against archrival the University of Memphis Tigers.

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Southern Miss grabs season opener Travis Thornell Sports Editor The Southern Miss Golden Eagles were able to put away Spring Hill 7641 Saturday for their season opener. Maurice Bolden paced the Eagles with 15 points. A great start allowed USM to grab the lead early with a 21-4 run to begin the game. The Golden Eagles (10) were able to dominate the Badgers (1-2) on the boards as they grabbed

40 rebounds to Spring Hill’s 18. “Parts of the game I really liked,” said Southern Miss head basketball coach Larry Eustachy. “[Spring Hill’s Robert Thompson] is a good coach and they run good stuff. We broke down in a lot of areas, but there were parts where we played really well and stymied a team that executes well.” Along with Bolden, Rashard McGill and Jonathan Mills chipped in 13 apiece and Angelo Johnson

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threw in 11 points of his own. The team shot 47.5 percent from the field, but was able to sink 11 out of 13 free throw opportunities. “I would say playing together more,” said Johnson about what the team needs to build upon. “There were a couple of times where we made a few selfish plays, but it wasn’t purposely done or anything. That was a good first game.” “Spring Hill played hard,” Bolden said. “They are a good team and we

C-USA games this weekend Tulsa 59, Marshall 17 UTEP 22, East Carolina 17 UAB 41, Memphis 35 Navy 24, SMU 17 Northwestern 28, Rice 6 Houston 73, Tulane 17

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11/12 vs. UCF W, 30-29

Volleyball:

11/11 at UAB W, 3-0 11/12 at Memphis W, 3-1

Men’s Basketball

11/12 vs. Spring Hill W, 76-41

came out with the win. I feel like we could play a little harder, but you have to progress. Overall, we had some slip ups a little bit when got the lead. That’s when we have to put our foot down and dig down play more aggressive without getting tired.” The Golden Eagles will now begin a tough road trip out West. They take on Denver next Thursday and Colorado State next Saturday. From there, they will travel to Anchorage, Alaska to participate in the Carrs/

Safeway Great Alaska Shootout tournament over Thanksgiving. “We will come back a lot better,” said Eustachy on how he wants the team to grow on the West Coast trip. “We will be a close team. We did it on purpose. I’m not worried about how many we win. I want to be a good team late and hopefully we can be.” The Golden Eagles will be back at Reed Green Coliseum when they take on New Mexico State Dec. 4.

Southern Miss Sports: Upcoming Games 11/16/11 7 p.m. Women’s Basketball hosts UT-Martin Hattiesburg, Miss.

11/17/11 8 p.m. Men’s Basketball at Denver Denver Colo.

11/17/11 7 p.m. Football at UAB Birmingham, Ala.

11/18/11 7 p.m. Volleyball hosts Rice Hattiesburg, Miss.


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