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Location: Hattiesburg, Miss.
Nickname: Golden Eagles
Colors: Black and Gold
President: Dr. Rodney Bennett
Athletics Director: Bill McGillis
Athletics Website: www.southernmiss.com
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.
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