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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Volume 98 Issue 45


ON CAMPUS Luckyday Superhero 5K Saturday

Southern Miss celebrates 104th anniversary Wilton Jackson

Wilton Jackson

Printz Reporter

The University of Southern Mississippi celebrates its Founders’ Day March 27, marking the 104th anniversary of the university. Southern Miss was created by an act of the Mississippi Legislature in 1910, as it was first named Mississippi Normal College. In 1955, Mississippi Normal College designated March 30, 1910 as the institution’s official birthday, but today, the institution will host events to commemorate the prestigious occasion. “This is truly a special day,” said Bradley Floore, a junior finance and accounting double major. “It is a time to reflect on all the many ways this great university empowers us to lead richer and more meaningful lives.” The day will include events on both the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses, which are open to anyone wishing to attend. In Hattiesburg, the official Founders’ Day Ceremony begins at 3 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium. During the program, faculty with 10 to 40 years of distinguished service in the classroom will receive special recognition, and highly respected student leaders will receive coveted awards such as the Best Citizen, Leave It Better Than You Found It, Phi Kappa Phi Silver Bowl Award and the Hall of Fame. “The student awards are what excite me the most about Founders’ Day,” said Kiffani Zachery, a junior marketing major. “I love to see them get recognized for contributing so much to the university through their leadership and willingness to leave Southern Miss better than


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“The Dome” or the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building at Southern Miss.

they found it.” The Best Citizen Awards will be given to two students who demonstrate traits of servant leadership, selfless giving to the university and to fellow students and meritorious citizenship. In 2009, the Division of Student Affairs established the Leave it Better Than You Found It Award for a senior who exemplifies the idea through passion and leadership to leave the university better than he or she found it. The Phi Kappa Phi Silver Bowl Award is the highest scholastic honor given to a Southern Miss student, as he or she maintains a 4.0 GPA and has accumulated the highest number of total credit hours from the university.

NEWS Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity wins second Volunteer Excellence Award.


The Hall of Fame honors, recognized as the highest distinction a Southern Miss student can receive, will be deemed to eight students. These students contribute high scholastic achievement, leadership, campus involvement and create a meaningful impact on the quality of life at the university. Also, the newly elected SGA executive officers are also sworn in during the ceremony. At 4 p.m., immediately following the ceremony, the Founders’ Day reception will take place on the north lawn of the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building. To cap off the evening, the Southern Miss Symphony

FEATURE Student Government Former treasurer talks problems with position.


Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium. “Southern Miss has become an unwavering beacon of hope for so many students, including myself,” said Don Holmes, a senior English major. “As a graduating senior, I will personally absorb this Founders’ Day because I am not sure when I will be back to enjoy another one.” Holmes also said by recognizing and honoring the founding of this academic institution, he honors what an education can do in the lives of others. For more information on Founders Day, visit http://www.

OPINION Music festival Student talks about memorable time at BUKU.

At The University of Southern Mississippi, the Luckyday Citizenship Scholar Program will host its Superhero 5K run Saturday, March 29, at the Intramural Fields from 9 to 11 a.m. During a spring leadership retreat in January, Luckyday students decided to put on a 5K run to raise money for Hattiesburg’s domestic abuse animal shelter. The organization looks to raise $500 with all proceeds going to the animal shelter. Shanice Hicks, a junior hospitality, restaurant and tourism management major as well as Luckyday president, said this is the first 5K the Luckyday program has ever put on, but she feels it is the first of many to come. “I’m very excited about the 5K and I can’t wait to get out there with my Luckyday family and cross the finish line together,” Hicks said. Luckyday scholars chose the Superhero theme believing that everyone needs a hero, especially those suffering from domestic violence and abuse. The cost of the race is $10 until Thursday at midnight. Runners can pay online at racesonline. com, searching for Luckyday Superhero 5K. After midnight Thursday through Saturday, the cost



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continued from page 1 of registration will increase to $15. Registration is set for 8 a.m. and the event is open to the student body and Hattiesburg

Thursday, March 27, 2014 | Page 3 community. The race will begin at 9 a.m., starting and ending at the Intramural Fields. Although it is a race, participants are free to walk. There will be a water station at the 1.5 mile mark and fruit and Powerade at the finish line. The awards ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Soccer Locker

and Runner’s High donated awards on behalf of the event. “We encourage all volunteers and participants to dress up as their favorite superhero against violence and abuse,” said Bradley Floore, a junior finance and accounting major and wellness team leader for Luckyday. “I am

super pumped. Whether rain or sunshine, the race will go on and we will run for those who cannot.” “This is an awesome opportunity for the community to get out and run against domestic violence,” said Perry Overstreet, a sophomore forensic science major. “Our run is

symbolic of the victims’ fight to overcome adversity.” For more information about the Luckyday Superhero 5K, email Bradley Floore at bradley.floore@eagles.usm. edu or luckydaysuperhero5k@


Fraternity awarded for volunteer work Mercey Livingston

volunteers in the chapter in the past year. Printz Reporter “It’s important to us to look for ways to continue our progress in The University of Southern our time put into the community,” Mississippi’s Sigma Phi Epsilon Missel said. At the conference members chapter took home the Volunteer Excellence Award for the second were divided into groups to year in a row at the Carlson attend sessions based on the Leadership Academy (CLA) area they wish to lead the Conference in Atlanta, Ga., Feb. chapter in the future in areas 21-22. The Sigma Phi Epsilon such as recruitment, finance and national chapter sponsors the member education. Freshman kinesiotherapy major conference every year. “Satisfaction is the moment Eric Breila said the conference you stop improving,” said senior is a great time to network and kinesiotherapy major Nick Missel, connect with other members of who added that he and other the fraternity. “It was a great experience as a Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity members like to keep that in mind freshman to go out and see all of when striving to improve their the regional SigEp chapters and chapter and make a difference in meet brothers from all over the South,” Breila said. the community. Sigma Phi Epsilon volunteers “We wouldn’t strive to make these changes if we were satisfied in several areas across the with past successes,” Missel said. community, including the The Volunteer Excellence retirement home, Wesley Manor, Award is awarded to a chapter that and with clean-up efforts for excelled in volunteer recruitment, Black Creek. Missel said nine chapter performance and the retention of

members volunteered at Civitan Camp, a summer-camp for disabled children and adults, resulting in a contribution of over 120 hours of service that week. “We are super excited because we won the award last year and we decided to set a goal to increase the amount of community service hours that our chapter participates in this year,” Missel said. “We decided to make some brotherhood events to go to as a chapter and help out in the community in places like Wesley Manor and Black Creek, to make community service fun,” Missel said. This year Sigma Phi Epsilon at Southern Miss is changing it’s philanthropy to benefit Extra Table, a non-profit organization founded by local celebrity and chef Robert St. John that supplies food to soup kitchens and food pantries. “We are changing our philanthropy to Extra Table because we wanted to help out

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a cause that would help our community more,” said Gary Stanton, a junior entertainment industry major. “Robert St. John is such an activist in the community, so it will be great to get him involved with our philanthropy,” Stanton said. “It makes sense to have a foodrelated activist involved with our philanthropy since our annual philanthropy event is a chili-cook off,” Stanton said.

Freshman biology major Matthew McMullan said the conference was a great opportunity to learn more about developing his leadership skills. “It was cool because we got to meet SigEps from other places. We got to branch-off into the office that we would eventually like to hold, and learn how to perform the job more efficiently,” McMullan said.


Excitement around scientific breakthroughs of light in the oldest light in the universe, cosmic microwave Printz Reporter background radiation, was found by scientists using the Recent scientific discoveries Background Imaging of Cosmic may affect the way we think Extragalactic Polarization 2 about the universe and celestial (BICEP2) telescope, and the bodies along with how we use results will have to be reproduced technology in medical contexts. before they are correct. The biggest news, and the one According to Christopher that is gathering Nobel Prize Sirola of The University steam, is the announcement of Southern Mississippi that scientists have found strong Department of Physics and evidence to support the theory Astronomy, the theory of cosmic of cosmic inflation, originally inflation is that during the very proposed by Alan Guth in 1980. beginning of the universe, when The evidence, polarized waves it was less than one second

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old, it underwent an extremely know it is a big confirmation for rapid expansion that stretched the current scientific model of and smoothed out space. our universe and is the type of Hypothetically, this expansion discovery that makes life worth left its mark on the earliest light living due to the big questions it in the universe by polarizing it, addresses about how the universe and this is what the BICEP2 came to be. On a smaller cosmic scale, team said they have found. Professor Christopher science found more exciting news. Winstead, also of the Southern According to the BBC, scientists Miss physics department, said believe they have detected the the ramifications for the field of first liquid waves on the surface of another world. The reported physics are huge. “Just imagine having data waves were found on Titan, one that allows people to figure out of Saturn’s moons. Scientists used mathematical details of what happened 10 to the negative 34 seconds into the models and a picture of the Big Bang process,” Winstead north pole of Titan to come to said. “These results, if verified, their conclusion that it was very will be the first experimental likely that the moon had twoobservation of gravitational centimeter tall waves of liquid waves, long predicted but never hydrocarbons such as methane or ethane. before observed.” Winstead also points out that Cosmic discoveries have not others believe this type of data been the only recent scientific will give us insight into particle breakthroughs. According to physics at energies far beyond CNN, scientists used 3D printing any experiment that we could to create a splint to save the life ever conduct. of a toddler with a birth defect Sirola said while this discovery that impacted his breathing. does not change daily life as we While the FDA does not allow

the use of 3D printed materials in medical use at the moment, special permission was granted due to the serious circumstances. The article said the splint was created using a biopolymer called polycaprolactone and was sewn into the boy’s bronchi to expand his airway. The boy is currently breathing more easily and using a ventilator less, and over time his body will absorb the splint. Another technological breakthrough was recently announced, and it sounds as if it was ripped from the pages of a science fiction novel. According to Discover magazine, researchers at The University of Michigan have used graphene, manipulated layers of graphite, to create very small infrared sensors, which could someday find their way into contact lenses or other technologies like Google’s cutting-edge Google Glass project. With so many fascinating recent developments, it is easy to understand Winstead’s excitement.


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Rare women’s health problem needs attention Kristy Shelley Printz Reporter


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March is National Endometriosis Awareness month, and after learning about a few of my friends who also have the disease, I thought it was about time for me to speak up too. Endometriosis by definition is a female health disorder that occurs when cells from the lining of the womb (uterus) grow in other areas of the body. This might seem a little gross, but I believe we all should be aware of this disease, especially women. Basically, when a woman has a period, she is shedding the lining of her uterus. And for someone with endometriosis, that lining not only goes out of the body, but back into the body and grows in places that it shouldn’t. Now, this may not seem like a big deal at all to most of you, but for those affected, like myself, it can cause severe pain in many different forms: painful periods, infertility, nausea, migraines, vomiting, diarrhea and painful sexual intercourse. If you thought those symptoms sounded bad, it can also cause major organs to stop functioning properly. So, let me walk you through a typical day in the life of someone with endometriosis. You wake up, use the restroom and notice irregular bleeding – which seems annoying, but whatever, you have to deal with it. So as you’re about to just “deal with it,” you immediately jump into the shower because the amount of pain you suddenly feel in your pelvic region and lower back is insane. You want to continue standing up in the shower, but the pain is so bad and you’re dizzy and nauseous so you can’t. You end up sitting while the water is still going and attempt to find relief. Then, when you’re finally comfortable enough to get out of the shower, you have to use the restroom again where you, in the nicest way to put it, can’t get off the toilet. Then, you have class in 20 minutes, so you take two ibuprofen for your headache that you now have, as well as the severe pain that hasn’t

stopped, and hope you make it through the day. You do alright until the medicine wears off about three hours later and then you find yourself trying to maneuver into a comfortable position. You want to cry but you are too focused and frustrated with what is going on that you can’t, and eventually you give up and decide to go home and lay in bed. So you lay in bed, with a heating pad or Icy Hot – whatever you can grab quickly – and take a nap because you literally have no energy and feel absolutely terrible. The cycle continues for the next two or three days. And as you can tell, it is awful. Some of those affected have to have surgeries, like I did. Because when these cells start to grow inside your body, not only does the pain build up, but they spread to your organs. I had to have surgery because the endometriosis had spread to my appendix, causing me to have appendicitis. And it hurt so badly that I got to the point I would miss school and work constantly due to the symptoms. Sometimes the cells can spread to your liver or bladder and even your lungs. I watched an episode of “The Doctors” the other day and a woman had a lung collapse three times because her endometriosis had spread to her lungs and caused them to quit functioning properly. And then there are the other side effects like infertility. I’m not trying to have a baby right now, but it’s also pretty

disheartening and scary to know that there is a possibility I can’t have kids in the future because of this issue. And don’t think, “you had surgery so that fixed it.” Think again. Endometriosis isn’t something that can be detected by anything other than a doctor’s assumption, unless you have surgery. Then, if they find endometriosis, they burn it out of your body. But you can be sure it’s going to come back. So between the scar tissue and endometrial cells, having a baby can be pretty tough. The worst part about this disease is that they don’t know what causes it and many doctors shrug it off as no big deal. I had an ER doctor tell me one time: “I mean, it’s probably just your endometriosis and you know there’s nothing you can do about that.” I was livid because with the amount of technical and scientifical advances we have today, I shouldn’t have to live in a world where there is nothing I can do about an illness. And the amount of pain I was experiencing had me in the ER, meaning it was so severe that I really didn’t think I was going to be able to make it without seeing a doctor. Endometriosis is the real deal, guys. It’s time I stand up and talk about this disease to spread awareness so doctors will put it on their radars too and really fight to get answers. It’s time to put an end to endo.

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SGA: Is treasurer title pointless? Crystal Garner Printz Reporter

If misuse of Student Government Association (SGA) funding were to occur at The University of Southern Mississippi, the current SGA treasurer and her successors would not be aware, due to the treasurers’ inability to uphold their constitutional duties of the position. SGA was funded over $180,000 during the 2013-2014 year through the university. This total includes fringe benefits, travel and subsistence, contractual services and commodities, the university’s public budget book states. More than $83,000 are designated to contractual services. While the overall budget is viewable, details of spending, expense-by-expense, beyond these categories by SGA officials are not easily accessible by the student body, the university public and the SGA treasurer, Crystal Johnson. According to Wynde Fitts, associate dean of students and SGA adviser, the expenditures process is complex. “With the budget, there is so much that is automated through university processes, and it’s really difficult for a student, for a person in the treasurer position, to complete all of those things,” Fitts said. “I know that (Johnson) probably had some frustrations because when the treasurer position was created, not everything was automated

like it is now.” Johnson has been the SGA treasurer for a year now and said she has not completed her financial duties, not because she did not want to, but because she could not. “I have been asking the Dean of Students office for financial transactions, but I haven’t received anything,” Johnson said. “The system they use for transactions? I don’t even have the password to (it).” When questioned about restraints placed by the Dean of Students office on the SGA treasurer, Fitts said the restraint may be the budget itself, saying that technology could have played a part. “Technology has made it so cumbersome for her or any treasurer to keep up with the expenses, even though they’re monitored by the Dean of Students office,” Fitts said. “The Dean of Students office monitors the SGA budget just like they would any budget that they supervise.” Johnson questioned the significance of the position. “I wouldn’t say the treasurer position is useless, but if the treasurer isn’t given the chance to do what they’re supposed to do, why have the position?” Johnson argued. “I think the position was set up when processes in the institution were different,” said Fitts, who does not view the position as useless. According to the SGA constitution, duties of the SGA treasurer include: keeping

an itemized account of all receipts and expenditures, making available to the SGA president and SGA Senate a monthly financial statement, to make available all financial records of SGA and to present a budget report at the first and last Senate meeting of the fall semester, at the first meeting of the spring semester and at the meeting immediately preceding the inauguration of new executive officers. Johnson said she has to report to the Dean of Students office, which houses all the information. “The treasurer doesn’t have the power. (The budget) is untouchable,” she said. “You have to wait on the administration in the Dean of Students office before you can see transactions or see where the budget is.” According to the SGA constitution’s first article, in section four: “The Student Government Association advisor shall provide guidance and advisory opinions on financial matters, organizational operations and compliance with university student rules. This guidance is to be taken into consideration by all members when making decisions with reference to the SGA.” More than guidance and opinions on financial matters have been put into practice, according to statements by Johnson, who also said she was not included in some major financial decisions. According to Fitts, no barriers were crossed. “At the end of the day, trying

to make sure the organization is fiscally (responsible) is a part of the job of the adviser because they are spending students’ money,” she said. “You have to make sure they are spending wisely.” In regards to the recent trip to the Conference on Student Government Associations (COSGA), attended by certain members of the student body and SGA, Johnson, who did not attend, said she saw no transactions from the trip. “I didn’t know (SGA was) going to COSGA until I saw pictures of them on Instagram,” she said. “I don’t know if that’s just how (Fitts) or (Chilcutt) wanted to set it up.” According to Johnson, the treasurer before her, Devontae Washington, ran into similar problems when trying to bring finances to the public eye. “The treasurer before me tried to formulate a budget,” she said. “We had a lot of trouble in the past years.” Johnson questioned if trust was once lost in handling the money. “Maybe the Dean of Students office felt like it was safer,” she said. “It could have once been misused.” Fitts said Johnson brings up a good point and said she hopes to make a more seamless experience for the next treasurer. Johnson, who also leads the SGA Philanthropy Commission, offered a final statement. “At this point, I don’t know how much we have spent this year in any area, except Philanthropy Commission,” Johnson said.

The Philanthropy Commission received a $1,000 budget for the 2013-2014 year, down from the $5,000 it received the previous year, according to Johnson. The 2011 SGA President, Eric Brown, played a key role in creating the Philanthropy Commission during his presidency. On the subject of problemsolving issues within SGA, Brown spoke of accountability. “The only way to solve the perennial problems between the SGA and the student body is for the entire student body to hold the SGA, and more importantly, the USM administrators, faculty and staff who oversee the SGA, accountable for every action,” he said. Brown, who campaigned on the platform of establishing excellence on campus, said he wanted to make SGA everything it was supposed and expected to be. “You could say that SGA was a student-service machine that was out of order, and my goal was to work with my colleagues to fix the machine so that future officers could simply do what the student body was asking,” Brown said. “Said plainly, I tried to eliminate any and every excuse that SGA could make for not delivering on its promise to the student body.” Dean of Students Eddie Holloway said in a statement that he was unaware of any difficulties posed to the SGA treasurers, past and present. He stressed that SGA and his office seek complete transparency.

Kate Dearman/Printz USM piano student Michael Rigney performs at a concert March 26 for the construction workers who have been repairing Marsh Hall following the 2013 tornado disaster. The music building sustained significant damage from the tornado and work to repair the facilities is almost complete. The concert was given by USM students to the workers who have been working so diligently to rebuild the site.


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My first experience at BUKU Mary Sergeant Printz Reporter

This past weekend marked a very important day for me: my 21st birthday. It also marked the third annual BUKU Music + Art Project in New Orleans, La. While many celebrate this momentous birthday wandering around Bourbon Street or hitting the casinos for the first time, I was able to engulf myself in music, art and truly exceptional people. As an electronic dance music (EDM) festival, BUKU typically offers a wide variety of DJs and rappers. But this year, they also added some rock artists as well as some local groups. Ellie Goulding and David Guetta served as the headliners for this two-day event. BUKU also brought in some other favorites such as the Flaming Lips, Kaskade, Sleigh Bells and ZEDD. A very close friend of mine, Carlie Dikes worked as the BUKU ambassador for the Mississippi region. Dikes is a senior marketing major at USM. A veteran of the music festival,

she has seen it transform over the years. “BUKU really branched out this year,” Dikes said. “They are really trying to grasp the beauty of New Orleans by adding a small village that has local artists show-casing their work, and local DJs playing in the village. I think this is a really cool concept.” For me, three shows stood out over the whole weekend: Baauer B2B RL Grime, Beats Antique and Glitch Mob. All three of these shows brought something recognizable to the table and to me. Baauer and RL Grime really stuck out to me because honestly, I had never experienced anything like that in my life. I scored a spot in the center of the sweat and disarray. To my left, I had people moshing and to my right, I had people grinding and dancing their faces off. These two DJs mixed some of the loudest beats I have ever heard with some of today’s top hits as well as top hits of years past. When the lineup was announced, Beats Antique was one of the shows I was really

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The BUKU Music + Art Project features an epic music lineup and electric art that brings people together from all around the country. The event took place March 21 and 22 in New Orleans, La.

looking forward to seeing. Their music transports you to another place and time with their electric and tribal mixes. They also put on a show so creative and dimensional that I almost felt as if it wasn’t real. They wore costumes, used a variety of colors and lights and linked their music with dance. One of the grander parts of this trio is Zoe. Zoe dresses in

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lavish costumes and puts her years of dance training to work as she moves to their music and captivates the audience. And last but not least, Glitch Mob brought down the house in the Float Den Saturday night as the festival came to a close. They used large controllers resembling drums and gongs to create a finale like no other. They clothed themselves in dark leather costumes that gave them a dynamic stage presence. Because of the size of BUKU, reaching an audience of only about 14,000, it was fairly easy for me to weasel my way toward the front right for this show. I never once stopped moving; and honestly, I think my mouth was wide-open in awe at what I was watching the entire time. The BUKU Music + Art Project not only offers an epic lineup but also showcases live street art, fire dancers,

men and women clad in paint and costumes on stilts and of course, a crowd of people from different backgrounds. My favorite part of the weekend was watching the live graffiti art. The artists captured the beauty of New Orleans along with the vibrant characters of the festival. It was truly inspiring to watch. BUKU allows for the people of New Orleans to share their culture with a mass amount of people. It’s not commercialized, you can dance as weird and off rhythm as you want and you get the opportunity to meet people from every walk of life. “BUKU is a different breed of festival and it takes a different breed of person to really enjoy a EDM festival,” Dikes said. I couldn’t have said it better myself. Until next year, BUKU!


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Big sixth inning propels USM over .500 Joshua Campbell Sports Editor

Southern Miss finally got over the .500 mark Tuesday with their 5-3 win over no. 9 Ole Miss, marking their third straight against the Rebels. Ole Miss would get on the board first in the third inning due in large part to a Tim Lynch fielding error that allowed a run to score with the bases loaded and extended the inning. The Rebels would tack on another run on a Will Allen groundout to take an early 2-0 lead. Dalton Dulin would single home another run in the fourth inning for Ole Miss, scoring J.B. Woodman who got hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. The Golden Eagle offense would answer in the bottom of the frame with three consecutive singles; the third one off the bat of Matt Durst scored Michael Sterling to cut the lead back to two. Ole Miss’ bats fell silent after the fourth inning as they

did not register a hit for the rest of the game. USM starter Cody Carroll turned in a solid performance, pitching 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks. Carroll also struck out six batters in his outing. The Southern Miss bullpen, which has struggled at times this season, pitched the remaining 3 1/3 innings without allowing a walk or a hit. Ole Miss’ Allen reached base in the eighth inning on a throwing error by Michael Sterling. Five of the ten outs recorded by the bullpen came by way of strikeouts. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Sterling started the inning with a bunt single before advancing to second on a Matt Durst single to left field. Sunday’s hero, Dylan Burdeaux, singled up the middle to score Sterling to cut the Rebels’ lead to just one. After a pitching change, Bradley Roney doubled to left center field, scoring Durst to tie the game, 3-3. With runners on second and third, catcher

Austin Roussel singled to right field to score Burdeaux and Roney to give the Golden Eagles their first lead of the game. That score would hold for the remainder of the game as reliever A.J. Glasshof threw 2 1/3 innings of no-hit baseball to pick up the win, his second of the season. Roney pitched a flawless ninth inning, striking out two, to pick up his seventh save of the season. Roussel’s two RBIs and Sterling’s three hits led Southern Miss to their 13th win of the season. Durst extended his hit streak to 11 games. Carroll has proven to be a reliable starter lately. In his three starts, he has pitched 14 2/3 innings with a 1.23 ERA and 14 strikeouts. Roney is now a perfect 7-7 in save opportunities and lowered his ERA to 0.79. The Golden Eagles (13-12, 4-2) will travel to Boca Raton, Fla. this weekend for a threegame conference series with Florida Atlantic (14-10, 3-6).

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First baseman Tim Lynch puts out a player from The University of Texas at San Antonio Saturday March 22 at Pete Taylor Park in Hattiesburg.



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USM falls to Minnesota in quarterfinals James Johnson Printz Reporter

With a chance to play in New York City at Madison Square Garden for the NIT semifinals, Southern Miss (29-7,13-3 C-USA) fell short losing to the top seed of Region 3, Minnesota (2313, 8-10 Big Ten) 81-73. USM came out of the gates hot starting the game with a 13-4 run over the first four minutes. Following the first official TV timeout, USM’s next point would come from Matt Bingaya after hitting only one of his free throws. USM would cool off after the timeout and Minnesota would take advantage cutting USM’s lead to two points after Austin Hollins knocked down a three pointer which made it 14-12. After Jerrold Brooks came away with a steal he would find Aaron Brown streaking down the court for a dunk, but like they did most of the night Minnesota would answer right back; Maverick Ahanmisi hit a three to cut the USM lead to just one. After Michael Craig found fellow big man Daveon Boardingham in the paint for a nice one-handed jam, Ahanmisi would hit another three pointer to tie the game up at 18 with 10:13 left until half time. Southern Miss would push its lead to eight after Brown found Boardingham for another dunk, a pair of free throws followed by consecutive layups. The lead would be cut to three after

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USM head coach Donnie Tyndall and his Golden Eagles lost to Minnesota 81-73 in third-round NIT action Tuesday, March 25 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.

Deandre Mathieu got to the rim and put in a layup before knocking down a three-pointer after an Eliott Eliason steal. With USM up 35-28 with 4:22 remaining in the first half, Minnesota would rally behind Hollins, who scored or assisted on every basket, to give Minnesota a 44-40 lead going into halftime. Joey King started the scoring in the second half giving the Gophers a six point lead. Southern Miss looked fatigued in the second half. USM committed three turnovers,

two fouls, missed a free throw and missed a wide open lay up while Minnesota pushed its lead 49-43. A 10-3 run gave Minnesota a 59-46 lead with 10 minutes remaining in the game. Minnesota never gave up the lead in the second half. Minnesota’s Austin Hollins would hit all 10 of his free throws to ensure the 81-73 point victory for the Gophers. Hollins finished with a game and careerhigh 32 points. “We knew coming in that would be a key in regard to trying

to contain him,” Southern Miss head coach Donnie Tyndall said. “Obviously, we didn’t do a great job there.” USM shot 26-59 (44 percent) from the field, 9-26 (35 percent) from beyond the arch and 12-20 (60 percent) from the charity stripe. The Golden Eagles won the rebounding battle by outrebounding the Gophers 37-27. In their final game wearing a Golden Eagle uniform, the seniors put forth their best effort to try

to extend their careers. Watson finished with 16 points, six assists and five rebounds. Boardingham finished with 15 points and five rebounds. Craig finished with seven points, six assists and five rebounds, while Brooks finished with eight points three assists and two rebounds. For the second straight season, the Golden Eagles fell one win shy of reaching Madison Square Garden. USM’s 29 wins this season tied a school record.


Lady Eagles fall in double-overtime thriller to Mississippi State 74-66 Wilton Jackson Printz Reporter

The University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagles lost to Mississippi State in doubleovertime, 74-66 in the second round matchup of the WNIT Monday evening. With 1:51 remaining in the second half, Southern Miss trailed 55-52; however, Tamara Jones connected on a huge three-pointer to tie the game at 55-55. Over the last 1:22, neither team was able to score or establish a good offensive series to put points on the board. In the first overtime, the Lady Bulldogs (21-13) took the early edge, scoring the first four points

to take a 59-55 lead. However, back-to-back field goals from Voche Martin and Jamierra Faulkner tied the game at 59-59 with 2:35 remaining. Free throws became a critical factor in the last two minutes of the first overtime. Mississippi State connected on all four of their attempts from the charity stripe to take a 65-61 lead with 1:06 remaining, but again, Jones connected on a pivotal threepointer to cut the deficit to 64-63 with seconds to go in the game. Southern Miss then failed to secure a rebound which led to them fouling to stop the clock. After previously nailing four free throws, the Lady Bulldogs failed to convert on their free throws,

giving the Lady Eagles another chance at a victory. With eight seconds remaining, Jerontay Clemons was fouled and sent to the free throw line. She was only able to convert on one of two free throws, forcing a second overtime. Mississippi State took control of the second overtime and never looked back. The Lady Bulldogs converted on a pair of free throws before Jerica James nailed a three-pointer to give them a 7065 cushion. The Lady Eagles were shut down offensively, scoring only one point off of a free throw attempt in the second overtime period. In the final 1:55, Mississippi State outscored Southern Miss 9-1 to

win the game. “I am very proud of how hard this team played and how we were able to play as well as we did,” said Southern Miss head coach Joye Lee-McNelis. “It was a very hard fought game.” Neither team shot well from the floor. Southern Miss converted on 37.3 percent (25-for-67) of its field goals while Mississippi State converted 32 percent (24-for-75). The Lady Bulldogs won the battle of the boards 53-47 and outscored the Lady Eagles on second chance points 17-5. “Congratulations to Mississippi State. It was a great win for them,” McNelis said. “The final overtime was the difference in the game. We had some slippage and were

not able to do some necessary things to get the victory.” Four Lady Eagles finished in double figures. Jamierra Faulkner led all scorers for Southern Miss with 20 points, six assists and six steals, finishing her career as the all-time leader in assists with 863, steals with 363 and third in points with 2,056. Tamara Jones scored 11 points, followed by Jerontay Clemons with 10 points and Brittany Dinkins with 10. Southern Miss finished the 2013-14 season with a 27-7 record, tying the most wins in school history. Mississippi State (21-13) will face Auburn in the third round of the WNIT on Thursday.

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