Conference USA Summer School: Southern Miss
Courtesy: Charlotte Sports Information
          Release: 07/19/2013
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Each workday for the next two weeks Charlotte49ers.com will profile a different Conference USA school as a way to introduce our new league opponents starting in 2013-14.

Southern Miss

General Information
Location:
Hattiesburg, Miss.
Founded: 1910
Enrollment: 17,254
Nickname: Golden Eagles
Colors: Black and Gold
President: Dr. Rodney Bennett
Athletics Director: Bill McGillis

Athletics Website: www.southernmiss.com
Twitter: @USMGoldenEagles
Facebook: Southern Miss Athletics

Conference History:
Southern Miss has been a Conference USA member since 1995.
Proper References: Southern Miss, USM

Athletic Highlights: In 2011, the Golden Eagles football team finished #19 in the AP College Poll. Men’s Basketball advanced to the 2012 NCAA Tournament with as an at- large selection. The Baseball and Softball programs both advanced to the College World Series in 2009 and 1999-00, respectively.

Noteworthy Accomplishments: Southern Miss was named a “Green College” by the Princeton Review. Southern Miss has ranked in the Nation’s Top Business Schools by U.S. News and World.

NOTABLE ALUMNI

  • JIMMY BUFFETT - Singer, songwriter, author
  • JIM "PEANUTS" DAVENPORT - Former manager of Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants
  • BRIAN DOZIER - Minnesota Twins Infielder
  • BRETT FAVRE - First three-time NFL MVP, led the Green Bay Packers to two consecutive Super Bowls
  • GARY GRUBBS - Hollywood actor
  • RAY GUY - Former NFL standout punter, was selected as NFL's top punter when the league selected its 75th anniversary team
  • EDWIN PITTMAN - Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court
  • CHUCK SCARBOROUGH - Anchor for WNBC News in New York
  • BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT L. STEWART - Director of Plansfor the United States Space Command and Commander of the U.S. Army element, North American Aerospace Defense NASA in 1978, qualifying as an astronaut the following year
  • CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON - Former NBA star

SPONSORED SPORTS (16)
MEN (7) -
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Tennis, Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field
WOMEN (9) -
Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball 


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