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Jaguars pick up new faces on Signing Day

Jaguars pick up new faces on Signing Day

Christian Hinkel, Reporter

February 11, 2018


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With the conclusion of the 2018 recruiting process, the Jags now have their first recruiting class under new football coach Steve Campbell. The Jags’ 2018 class includes 23 players from six different states however, Campbell says he put a heavy emphasis on recruiting inside Alabama. “There...

Women’s softball one run short against Alabama

Women’s softball one run short against Alabama

USAJaguars.com, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2018


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Before a sell-out crowd of 1,152 in its season opener, the University of South Alabama had its chances against No. 10/11 Alabama, but missed opportunities proved costly Thursday night as the Jaguars dropped a 1-0 decision in their season opener at Jaguar Field. South Alabama (0-1) got the leadoff...

Women’s basketball struggles dropping third straight game

Women’s basketball struggles dropping third straight game

Charles Harrison, Sports Editor

February 11, 2018


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The University of South Alabama women’s basketball team lost its third straight game after struggling against the University of Arkansas Little Rock and Arkansas State University. The Jags returned home to the Mitchell Center on Feb. 8 to take on the University of Arkansas Little Rock and fell 47-35...

Men’s basketball gets big home win

Men’s basketball gets big home win

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

February 11, 2018


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The University of South Alabama (12-12, 5-6 SBC) topped University of Arkansas Little Rock (5-20, 2-10 SBC) 73-56 in a home conference matchup at the Mitchell Center Thursday night to end a threegame losing streak. In the Jags’ second-biggest win over a conference team, Trhae Mitchell was one of...

WBB falls to Troy

WBB falls to Troy

Christian Hinkel, Reporter

February 4, 2018


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The University of South Alabama Women’s Basketball team fell to the Troy University on. Feb. 3, 82-71. Senior center Chyna Ellis led the Jags, scoring 21 points to go with seven rebounds and four blocks. Another notable performance for the Jags came from sophomore guard Shaforia Kines, she put up...

MBB falls to Troy

MBB falls to Troy

Christian Hinkel, Reporter

February 4, 2018


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The University of South Alabama Men’s basketball team fell to the Troy University for the second time this season by a score of 80-63. The first half stayed close with the Jags and Trojans exchanging baskets throughout the 20 minutes of play. Free-throw shooting for the Jags was vital. Their...

USA WBB holds SBC rank

USA WBB holds SBC rank

Charles Harrison, Sports Editor

January 28, 2018


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The University of South Alabama women’s basketball team held on to their No. 2 spot in the Sun Belt Conference with big road wins against the University of LouisianaLafayette and the University of Louisiana Monroe. The Jags started their Louisiana road-trip in the Cajundome against the University...

USA Men’s Basketball falls to ULL

USA Men’s Basketball falls to ULL

Christian Hinkel, Reporter

January 28, 2018


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The University of South Alabama Men’s basketball team fell to the University of Louisiana-Lafayette on the road 76-57 on Thursday, Jan 25. snapping the Jaguars two game winning streak. The Jags kept the game close in the first half of play, trailing by only five points at halftime. The deficit only...

Inside Athletics: Josh Ajayi

Inside Athletics: Josh Ajayi

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

January 28, 2018


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Sophomore Josh Ajayi interdisciplinary studies major and basketball player proved he is a natural on the court after being named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week for having back-to-back doubledoubles in two games. Ajayi joins junior guard Rodrick Sikes as the only other Jag in the men’s basketball...

Mens’ basketball beats App State with big win

Mens’ basketball beats App State with big win

Charles Harrison, Sports Editor

January 22, 2018


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The men’s basketball team beat Appalachain State 88-77 at home in the Mitchell Center on Saturday, Jan. 20. The Mountaineers (8-12, 3-4 SBC) jumped out to an early lead in the first half going up 10-2 with 17:21 on the clock. Shooting troubles for the Jags kept them struggling to catch App State...

WBB tops Coastal Carolina in double-header

WBB tops Coastal Carolina in double-header

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

January 22, 2018


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The Jags came out on top twice, beating Coastal Carolina University in a home double-header on Jan. 18 with the women’s team (12-5, 5-1 SBC) winning 68-62 and the men’s team (10-9, 3-3 SBC) holding on to a 60-57 victory in the Mitchell Center. In the first game, senior forward Chyna Ellis led...

Jags honor ‘Peanut Butter and Jelly’

Jags honor ‘Peanut Butter and Jelly’

Charles Harrison, Sports Editor

January 22, 2018


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During halftime of the University of South Alabama men’s basketball game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers. The Jags paused to honor former USA players ‘Peanut Butter and Jelly’ by retiring their jerseys, number five and number 11. Former Jaguar Jeff Hodge, known as Jelly, is the all-time...

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