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Greeks push boundaries for charity Kathryn Miller Printz Writer After weeks of preparation, the men of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity at the University of Southern Mississippi are busy with their annual “No Boundaries” philanthropy week benefitting Push America. After raising $40,000 last year, Pi Kappa Phi is at it again with a week of events to help raise money for people with mental and physical disabilities. Their goal is to raise a minimum of $25,000 for Push America this year. Push America provides services and activities such as Journey of Hope, GAP Weekend and Gear Up Florida, all of which are operated by Pi Kappa Phi nationally. Pi Kappa Phi’s philanthropy chair, Jacob Vickers, said the event is called “No Boundaries”

week because it symbolizes that their main focus is not necessarily on the people’s disabilities, but on what they can do. “We help them realize they have no boundaries, even though they are bound by physical or mental disabilities,” Vickers said. This week, Pi Kappa Phi has hosted a profit-share at Caliente Grille on Monday, held an Empathy Dinner on Tuesday and visited Ellisville State School for a dance on Wednesday. Tonight is the Pi Kapp Classic, in which each fraternity competes in a basketball tournament and each sorority competes in a basketball shootout. They will also be hosting a philanthropy bar night at The Tavern. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from any member of Pi Kappa Phi. Vickers said his favorite thing about Pi Kappa Phi’s philanthropy is traveling to Ellisville to sponsor a dance with people

who have mental and physical disabilities. “Seeing those students with mental disabilities dance and love life is an awesome experience,” Vickers said. “It inspires me and sets my focus on what is really important in life.” Kalen Kenney, a member of Pi Kappa Phi, said his favorite part about Push America is the summer events that they hold. “We have Journey of Hope, a 68-day cross country cycling trip that raises around $700,000 annually for Push America,” Kenney said. Kenney participated in Journey of Hope last year. He also noted Gear Up Florida, a threeweek cycling trip from Miami to Tallahassee to raise money and awareness. To learn more about Push America, visit pushamerica.org.

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Junior receives Truman, third in USM history Carly Tynes Printz Writer When Brandon Hersey was called into President Rodney Bennett’s office on Wednesday, he had no idea that he would be welcomed into an office filled with administrators, cameras and the news that he was chosen as a Truman Scholar. Hersey, a junior political science and communication studies double major from Hattiesburg, was selected as the University of Southern Mississippi’s third Truman Scholar, and he is the first African-American student at Southern Miss to receive the prestigious award. The Truman Scholarship is a highly sought after award among many college students across the nation. This year, the foundation received 629 applications from 293 colleges and universities. The selection committee then narrowed that number down to 199 hopefuls from 136 institutions across the nation. Hersey was then selected from that number as a scholarship

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winner shortly after his March 27 interview before the Foundation’s Regional Review Panel. “The Truman Scholarship is a prestigious award,” Hersey said. “I know I am now a member of an elite club of Truman Scholarship winners here at Southern Miss. It’s an honor I have been chosen to represent this university and our state as a scholar.” The $30,000 scholarship award is awarded to high-achieving college juniors who are planning to attend graduate school in order to enhance his or her study in public service fields and leadership training. Hersey is one of 62 finalists who was awarded the award, and is the only student representing a Mississippi university. Hersey said he had plans to continue a life of service before receiving the award, but now that the award is his he knows without a doubt that living a life of service is what he will strive to do. “I want to work in higher education, and I want to potentially become a university president at some level,” Hersey said. “This

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Interior design program adds minor to curriculum April Garon Printz Writer Since 1976, Southern Miss has offered a major in interior design, and starting this fall, a minor in the program will be available to students, as well. The interior design program, part of the School of Construction, is housed in the Kate Hubbard House and was founded more than 35 years ago within the home economics program. Claire Hamilton, program coordinator and associate professor, hopes the minor will raise awareness about the profession. “Interior design is often a misunderstood profession, and HGTV doesn’t help truly tell our story,” Hamilton said. “I hope the minor will provide a clearer pic-

ture. Interior designers do not simply decorate houses. We design the interiors of spaces that you experience every day, from schools, malls, churches and hotels to medical facilities, long-term care homes and hospice centers.” “We get to do the fun aesthetics, but we also need to analyze environmental, structural and psychological factors that affect an interior space,” junior interior design major Jamie Jelinski said. “It’s like problem-solving but on a variety of levels.” Students in a variety of courses of study might find the minor to be a good fit and complement what they are learning in their major. Mark Rubelowsky, an architectural engineering major, decided to minor in interior design because it helps him view what he learns in his major on a more personal level. “I have learned a lot, and it definitely compliments my ma-

jor,” Rubelowsky said. “I didn’t think about the occupants of my building before, but now I really pay attention to my floor plan layouts and how they affect the flow of the building and how different colors and materials in different places can give whole new feels to the exact same structure.” Hamilton said students majoring in art, fashion merchandising, architecture, psychology and theater would find the minor to be wellsuited and would give them a good foundation to understand the field. “Even if it doesn’t have anything to do with your major, I’d still encourage [students] to give it a try,” Rubelowsky said. “If anything, you’ll have at least a little bit of knowledge on good and poor design and be able to think of solutions to things in your life that aren’t designed well.” The minor consists of a sequential program of four lecture classes and

“Brandon represents the best of Southern Miss and of the Honors College,” said Davies. “His success with the Truman Scholarship reflects drive, sense of purpose, intelligence, and persistence. I’m proud of him for his success and thankful for the many faculty and staff who supported him as his application moved forward.” Along with dedicating himself to co-founding and being the vice president of the Southern Miss Debate Society, he also serves as vice president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Brandon is the son of

Roosevelt and the late Von Hersey. Although he has plans to complete his undergraduate degree at Southern Miss, Hersey feels he will attend another university elsewhere for earning his graduate degrees. “One day I hope to come back to Southern Miss with the knowledge and experiences I will have received after moving off and earning future degrees,” Hersey said. “I

two studio classes, equaling a total of 18 hours. “In the fall, we are offering the first studio, ID 238 - Visual Communication in Interior Design,” Hamilton said. “Students will learn the basic communication skills needed to create floor plans, elevations and onepoint and two-point perspective drawings.” Interior Design I (ID 140) will be offered in the fall as well. It will cover the history of the profession and how elements and principles of design are applied in interiors. An exciting part of the minor is the planned excursions to study design in the real world. “Interior Design I students participate in our annual tour of homes in which we tour three to four of Hattiesburg’s finest homes in late October,” Hamilton said. Students in ID 325 take an end of semester trip to New Orleans’ M.S.

Rau Antiques, one of the world’s leading art and antique dealers, and tour Design Within Reach to experience the contrasting world of 20th century modern classics, according to Hamilton. Other classes include the Interior Design II studio course, History of Interior Furnishings, Interior Materials and Interior Systems. “I want the minors in our program to see the benefits of what an interior designer can bring to a project and realize that it’s not simply paint and pillows,” Hamilton said. Graduating seniors in interior design are having a senior show on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Trent Lott Center Room 103 A&B. To learn more, contact Claire Hamilton at 601-266-6437 or visit the Interior Design Studio at the Kate Hubbard House (3104 Pearl Street) across from the Liberal Arts Building.

truman, from 1 works into my receiving the scholarship because that’s what the Truman Scholarship Foundation board is constantly looking for when they select scholarship recipients. The board is looking for individuals who are apt to changing the world and want to endorse a life dedicated to public service.” Dave Davies, dean of the Honors College, told University Communications that the Honors College student is aware of the impact receiving the scholarship will have on his future as well as his life right now.

think it’s really important to move off and gain new ideas. I’d love to bring those ideas back to Southern Miss and serve the university in a big way.” The 2013 Truman Scholars will assemble May 28 for a leadership development program at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. Hersey, along with the other scholars, will receive their

awards in a special ceremony at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri on June 2. Students interested in applying for the Truman Scholarship or other nationally competitive scholarships should contact Southern Miss National Scholarship Officer Robyn Curtis at 601-266-4263 or robyn.curtis@usm.edu.


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USM Relay for Life adds new event Stormy Speaks Chief Copy Editor On April 19, the annual Relay for Life event will be held on campus at Pride Field, but the Southern Miss Relay for Life committee has planned a different approach to meeting its fundraising goals for the event this year. On Thursday, the night before Relay starts, the Southern Miss committee will host a Jail-N-Bail event. A representative from each team for Relay has agreed to raise a certain amount of “bail” to go towards their team fundraising goal. If the representative does not raise the money by April 18, he or she will be “arrested” by the University Police Department and taken to “jail”, a location near the fountain in Shoemaker Square, where those arrested will be cuffed and given a bucket to college change from people who pass by. Those who are “jailed” will also be able to place phone calls to his or her team members for a certain amount of time to raise the required “bail” and be released. Each prisoner will also have a mugshot taken. After Jail-N-Bail, the teams will gather on Pride Field for the start of the event on April 19 at 6 p.m. Participants will walk a designated path to honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones, and at least one person from each team will be walking the track at

all times until the event ends at 6 a.m. the following morning. Kiffani Zackery, the team captain of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, a team participating in the event, said Relay for Life is special to her organization because it involves serving others. “All of the money being raised through the event will go towards funding the Mississippi Hope Lodge,” Zackery said. “The Hope Lodge is very similar to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, which is our sorority’s national philanthropy. It’s a wonderful opportunity to support a cause so similar to the philanthropy we’re already passionate about serving.” Hope Lodge facilities provide free and comfortable places for cancer patients and their caregivers to stay during treatment. Relay for Life, a branch of the American Cancer Society, is intended to raise awareness about cancer prevention as well as money for research, treatment and Hope Lodge funding. It is the largest walk to end cancer, according to relayforlife.org. Since 1985, Relay for Life has raised more than $4 billion in over 20 countries to fight cancer. So far, 27 teams and 170 participants in USM’s Relay for Life event have raised $2,547.50 to donate to the ACS. Luminarias can also be purchased in honor, memory or support of a loved one affected by cancer.

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New writing group hits the Hub City Chase Ladner Printz Writer

Hattiesburg has often been connected with and has shown much pride and love for its local artists. With a region teeming with visual artist and musicians, local writers are beginning to join in on the love. Hub City Writers is a new group of aspiring authors that formed in February. Founded by Hattiesburg resident Teralyn Pilgrim, Hub City Writers can be found in the downtown area in Main Street Books every second and fourth Saturday of the month. A handful of writers meet to discuss, critique and improve each other’s work. “It’s important for people of like mind to gather together and encourage each other,” said Diane Shephard, part owner of Main Street Books.

Pilgrim approached Shephard after being turned down several times while looking for a dedicated space. The Shepards opened their doors to Pilgrim’s group, where it has steadily grown despite only a few meetings. The members cover a variety of genres, from Christian literature to science fiction and even Pilgrim’s own historical fiction. The writers usually read a chapter or excerpt from their works over two hours and receive feedback. “I remember when I was reading my story,” said Pilgrim. “There was a lot going on, and we reworked it to make sure it was clear.” While Pilgrim is a full-time writer with ambitions to be published, she mentioned that not all of the group members were after the same goal. Many of the members are just interested in writing with no higher aspiration other than improving. “I’ve written my entire life and

never been published, but I still love it,” Pilgrim said. Typically, the group focuses on creating novel length material, as many of them have the common background of participating in the National Novel Writing Month in November, when writers are challenged to create something novel length in a month’s time. Despite the focus on long form prose, Pilgrim suggested that students who are working on fiction for their classes are welcome to come to a meeting if they want extra feedback on their writings. Pilgrim encouraged this with the old adage, “The forest would be very quiet if only the best birds sang.” The Hub City Writers group can be found this weekend at Main Street Books on 210 Main Street in downtown Hattiesburg at 10 a.m. The store can be phoned at 601-584-6960.

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Confessions of a JoBro fan girl Caitlin Seale Printz Writer Everyone has a musical guilty pleasure—admit it. There’s that one band that you blast in your room and dance around to when nobody is watching. Unfortunately, the Jonas Brothers are my musical shame. I know the music isn’t that good, but they write some catchy hits. What is it that makes me like the trio of brothers so much? Maybe it’s their tight pants and boyish good looks. Regardless, when the band decided to go on a hiatus to pursue solo careers, I was heartbroken. After a while, the initial despair I felt began to fade away, and I thought, “Now I can get over this obsession. I can actually listen to good music.” So, instead of “Burnin’ Up” and “Paranoid,” songs from such bands as City and Colour and The Lumineers made up my day-to-day soundtrack. Just when I had started to forget the lyrics to my favorite JoBro songs, I heard the news—the band had reunited to start work on a new album. Could it really be true? Could the band seriously be reforming? When I discovered that the news wasn’t just a rumor, I had a moment of sheer joy. This was, after all, the Jonas Brothers: Nick, Joe and Kevin all back on one beautiful CD. Then, realization swept over me—it had been years since the trio had created music together. Could it possibly be the same sound that

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my teenage self had grown to love? Would I even still care at all about them when the music actually dropped? Well, when the single “Pom Poms” hit iTunes, I hesitantly clicked the purchase button and eagerly waited as the song downloaded to my phone. This was it. This was the moment that I had waited so long for. As the song began, I could immediately tell that this was not the Jonas Brothers that everyone

had grown accustomed to. The Gwen Stefani-ish song is a horn driven dance tune about a girl “putting her pom poms down.” There’s also a comparison using a milkshake that made me slightly uncomfortable. It’s obvious that with the new song the boys are trying to make their mark on the current music scene rather than the one that they had already seen such success in previous years. Is it good? In all honesty, it’s not the worst thing

I’ve heard. I definitely like it better than “Gangham Style” or anything by LMFAO. However, I can honestly say that I won’t have it on repeat like I would have a few years ago. I’m sure that they’ll be successful regardless of the quality of the music that they put out. In a culture where boy bands are so demanded, they’ll have no problems selling the single or their new album, especially since they have already seen

such worldwide fame. I must admit that as I’ve gotten older and hopefully a tad bit wiser, the Jonas Brothers don’t show up on my top played artist list anymore. Of course, I’ll buy the new album—more out of loyalty and habit than anything else. The group of brothers will always have a place in my heart, and I will forever be a Jonas Brothers fan girl.

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BioShock offers sky high possibilities Chris Greene Webmaster With the success of the first two games in the BioShock series, there was much anticipation for the release of BioShock Infinite — a game that puts a spin on the underwater theme of BioShock by setting this adventure in the clouds. The game starts off at a familiar place: a lighthouse, just as the first game did. Give it three minutes and suddenly the player is in a steampunk rocket, shooting up to the city of Columbia to rescue a girl named Elizabeth. The game then deviates from the norm by revealing the details of the protagonist; his name is Booker DeWitt, and he is a mili-

tary man turned private investigator. DeWitt has his own identity, too, so he talks with other characters throughout the game and voices his thoughts and opinions as they come to him. My favorite feature of the game (and all BioShocks) is the mystery behind the plot. Why are you here? Who are you? What’s going on? In the same fashion of the original game, you find audio diaries (a sort of portable phonograph in this game) to help reveal the story and to give a background to the characters that you’re allied with or fighting against. With the exception of a few scenes, I have to say that this BioShock doesn’t have the same amount of suspense and horror that the first two had, probably due to the setting; it’s a little

difficult to feel scared when you’re running through a city in the clouds, ziplining from town to town and staring at the clouds, but what it lacks in suspense it makes up with an incredible ending (possibly better than the “Would you kindly?” twist of the first game). The popularity of the lightning and fire-based plasmids in the previous BioShocks have been reimagined as consumable vigors in BioShock Infinite. The first time a vigor is consumed you acquire a new ability, and it works in the same fashion as plasmids. Perhaps to make up for the lighthearted setting, some of the vigors took a macabre turn; one, for example, summons a murder of crows to peck off the flesh of your enemies.

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Although the BioShock series is characterized by its gorey first-person shooter action, one of the best aspects of the game is attempting to figure out the plot puzzle before it’s revealed. What does the “AD” scar on DeWitt’s

right hand stand for? Who are the mysterious twins that seem to appear at random? Why is there a piano cover of a 1985 “Tears for Fears” song playing in 1912? Grab a copy of the game and find out— you’ll be in for an incredible ride.


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Soccer!!! Come out support our Soccer Club as they play Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College this Saturday at 3 pm at our Soccer Complex on 4th Street. SMTTT !!! Thanks to the KD’s who came by the Dubard school with Miss Southern Miss, it was great of y’all! #Greeksdoinggood GOOD LUCK SOUTHERN MISS QUIDDITCH at the Quidditch World Cup in Florida this weekend! I am so proud of every one of you, and I LOVE being part of such a great team. SMQTTT! Shout out to the ladies of DST. Never met such a down to earth group of young ladies before. we All Know thAt everyone is not the same. Alpha Week 2013 is quickly approaching. Follow @ MuXi_1906 on twitter for information on events and cash giveaways. #RAOH Shout-out to my PRECIOUS Prof. for our pleasant outdoor adventure. Leave it to Comm Studies to LEAD THE WAY!! CMSTTT!! Baby Jesus agrees! Seriously people, stop complaining about teachers not giving out extra credit! This is college... let me get you a straw so you can SUCK IT UP!! There is nothing “ridiculous” about safe sex--but expecting to nab a scantron sheet during class change is as ridiculous as it comes. Thanks to everyone who came out to the Ellisville School Dance! PKPTTT! To the girl in the library who’s been arguing with your boyfriend for 30 mins about whether he loves you enough: no.

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There’s nothing ‘Accidental’ about Brad Paisley’s racism Jarod Keith Senior news-editorial major This Monday, Brad Paisley released a single, “Accidental Racist,” featuring LL Cool J. The song was intended to foster more understanding and dialogue between white Southerners and black Americans. It was a disaster. Much of the song centers on Paisley’s professed affinity for the rebel flag, which he tries to excuse as a tribute to both Southern pride and a love of Lynyrd Skynyrd. To make matters worse, he compares AfricanAmericans’ resistance to the rebel flag to white Americans’ prejudgement of individuals who wear doo-rags. The two are simply not comparable in the context of a violent, racist history. The rebel flag symbolizes a dark time in American history in which reliance on a slave-based economy caused leaders to completely lose their moral compass, sacrificing countless lives to uphold an evil institution. Doo-rags are a useful clothing item worn by African-

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Americans and others with no historical attachment to evil. Any resistance to the rebel flag is justified by the past that it conjures up. Any prejudgement of someone who is wearing a doo-rag is just racist. LL Cool J’s presence on the track doesn’t improve anything. His contribution to the song was to agree with Paisley. He, too, bought into the rebel flag-doo rag comparison. Even worse, he almost apologized for General Sherman’s military campaign that led to the end of the Civil War. He then promises to “forget” slavery on the condition that white people “don’t judge [his] gold chains.” The main problem with the song is that it pretends that all current racial problems can be overcome if we collectively choose to forget that slavery ever happened. What’s missing is the decades of discrimination that followed slavery and continue to exist today. The problem is that white folks like me have held a disproportionate and unearned share of power and re-

sources since our country’s founding. It’s hard to square Paisley’s lyric, “We’re still paying for the mistakes that a bunch of folks made long before we came,” with the reality that whites aren’t paying for anything. One would have to search high and low throughout post-slavery America and find an example of institutional discrimination against white people. Is it true that modern-day whites aren’t responsible for slavery? Yes. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t responsible for present racism, both personal and institutional. Brad Paisley is not a victim of misunderstanding. Anyone who dons a t-shirt with a racially charged symbol has to embrace all of the history that comes with that symbol. I really wish these two brilliant musicians could solve racism, but to do so they have to realize that racism is never accidental. This was a Letter to the Editor by Jarod Keith, a student at Southern Miss. Email questions or comments to jarodkeith91@gmail.com.

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The Masters: A tradition unlike any other Kyle Smith Sports Editor This weekend marks the second Sunday in April. For some people, it’s just another weekend, but for golf fans it’s the most wonderful time of year: the Masters. The historic golf tournament, held since 1934 at the historic Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., is the first major of the year for the PGA Tour. Previous winners of the tournament include greats such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Seve Ballesteros, Ben Hogan and, of course, Tiger Woods. Last year’s Masters provided some of the best golf of the year, as well as one of the best golf shots

we may ever see in our lifetime. Going into the final day of the 2012 tournament, several players were in contention, while four players held at least a share of the lead throughout the day. There were two aces on the 16th hole, and one of only four double-eagles in tournament history occurred on the second hole for South African Louis Oosthuizen. After numerous lead changes throughout the weekend, it was not surprising that a playoff was needed between Bubba Watson and Oosthuizen to decide who would take the green jacket. After no change through one playoff hole and both players going wide on their tee shots on the second playoff hole, Watson hit one of the best shots a golfer

could hit. Watson hit a pitching wedge 155 yards from the trees to the right of the fairway, drawing it 40 yards to within 12 feet of the hole. Watson would two-putt to claim the title. Favorites going into the 2013 tournament include the usual names such as Woods, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson. The spotlight going into the tournament is on Woods. He has won three tournaments already this year, has a new girlfriend and appears to have his swing in order. Tiger has been putting well this year, but putting at Augusta is a whole different game. Woods is going to continue to putt well, but it will be interesting to see if he can strike the

ball better this week. McIlroy looks to take his first career Masters title. McIlroy had the lead going into the back nine in 2011 but collapsed over the next few holes and finished tied for 15th overall. Since then, McIlroy has won two majors (the 2011 US Open and the 2012 PGA Championship) and has changed from Titleist to Nike, a move that he has not quite gotten used to yet. McIlroy could quickly turn things around at Augusta like he did last year at the PGA Championships. He is the No. 2 golfer in the world (behind Woods) and could easily get things rolling this week on his way to a Masters win. Mickelson is also no stranger to Augusta. He has finished in

the top five nine of the last 12 years, including three wins. He is off to a hot start this season, winning TPC Scottsdale with a -28 and showing several other spurts throughout the early season. Mickelson dominates Augusta and could return to Butler Cabin to receive his green jacket this year. No matter if it is Woods, McIlroy, Mickelson or any of the other 87 participants, the Masters are going to be amazing to watch. Come Sunday afternoon, a few players will have a few intense moments define their tournament. Some will break, but one will hit the shot of the tournament.

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Southern Miss freshman pitcher Jake Winston sends a pitch to home plate during the game played against the University of New Orleans at Pete Taylor Park on Wednesday night. The Golden Eagles beat the Privateers 8-5, bringing their overall season record to 15-17.

Saturday, April 13th 1:30pm until 11 pm Singing Brakeman Park Meridian, Mississippi Featuring

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Southern Miss Sports

Rosco Bandana HanaLena Matthew Davidson Band plus many more

Upcoming Games: Box Score: Men’s Golf:

4/8 at Old Waverly Collegiate 4th of 14 teams 4/9 at Old Waverly Collegiate 6th of 14 teams

Softball:

4/9 at Auburn L, 3-1

Baseball:

4/9 at New Orleans W, 2-1 (10)

04/11/13 2 p.m. Women’s Tennis vs. Alcorn State Hattiesburg, Miss.

2 p.m. Baseball vs. Marshall Hattiesburg, Miss. (Pete Taylor Park)

Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the gate

04/12/13 6 p.m. Baseball vs. Marshall Hattiesburg, Miss. (Pete Taylor Park)

2:30 p.m. Women’s Tennis vs. Louisiana Tech Hattiesburg, Miss.

www.59twenty.com

All Day Track & Field, Cross Country at Ole Miss Invitational Oxford, Miss.

Children under 12 free

04/13/13 1 p.m. Men’s Tennis vs. Louisiana Lafayette, La.

04/14/13 10:30 a.m. Baseball vs. Marshall Hattiesburg, Miss. (Pete Taylor Park)


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