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South Alabama’s cricket team places No. 2 in Cricket National Championship

South Alabama’s cricket team places No. 2 in Cricket National Championship

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

April 2, 2018


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One of the world’s favorite pastimes, the sport of cricket is growing all across the world and has found another home at the University of South Alabama. Comprised of students as well as alumni the Jaguar Cricket Club made its mark on the pitch this season having finished No. 2 in the nation at...

Jaguars sweep Appalachian State

Jaguars sweep Appalachian State

Charles Harrison, Sports Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of South Alabama baseball team swept Appalachian State University, in a three-game series at Stanky Field. The Jags picked up three wins to finish off spring break thanks to a strong outing from USA’s bullpen who surrendered only one run throughout the series. This was an important...

The Jags top ULM in Saturday’s doubleheader

The Jags top ULM in Saturday’s doubleheader

Christian Hinkel, Reporter

March 19, 2018


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The University of South Alabama baseball team opened up confer ence play against Louisiana Monroe in a doubleheader on March 17. The Jags won the first game by a score of 5-3, and dominated the second game by shutting out ULM 6-0. In the first game on Saturday, the Jags scored in the bottom of...

Men’s basketball hires new head coach

Men’s basketball hires new head coach

Charles Harrison, Sports Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of South Alabama Athletic Department introduced Richie Riley as the new men’s basketball head coach on March 16 at the Mitchell Center. Riley’s hiring comes only one week after the Athletic Department announced the decision to not renew the contract of former head coach Matthew...

USA women’s basketball picks up their first postseason win since 1988

USA women’s basketball picks up their first postseason win since 1988

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

March 19, 2018


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The University of South Alabama women’s basketball team (20-12) began the Women’s Basketball Invitational with a 49-33 win over Stetson University (17-15) at the Mitchell Center March 15, in their first postseason win since 1988. In the matchup, sophomore Shaforia Kines led the Jags in scoring...

Opinion: Football begins spring training

Opinion: Football begins spring training

Charles Harrison and Christian Hinkel

March 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The University of South Alabama football team opened up spring practice on March 8 for the first time under new head football coach Steve Campbell. Many fans have high expectations for the Jags this season, hoping that Campbell will be able to bring the kind of success he produced at Mississippi Gulf...

Men’s basketball head coach Graves fired after five seasons

Men’s basketball head coach Graves fired after five seasons

Charles Harrison, Sports Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of South Alabama announced they will not renew head basketball coach Matthew Graves’ contract, following the 69-62 loss to the Troy University Trojans.The defeat ended a disappointing season (14-18,7-11 SBC) for the Jags, leaving them ranked No. 10 out of the 12 teams in the Sun Belt...

USA baseball breaks losing streak against ULL

USA baseball breaks losing streak against ULL

Article courtesy of USAJaguars, Contributing Writer

March 12, 2018


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LAFAYETTE, La. – The University of South Alabama baseball team used a four-run fifth inning to defeat Louisiana 7-3 Saturday at Russo Park. USA (8-7) broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning with the game’s first run, scored four runs in the fifth, and added a run in both the sixth and eighth...

USA lacrosse wins first home game

Charles Harrison, Sports Editor

March 4, 2018


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The University of South Alabama lacrosse club won their first ever home game, defeating the University of West Florida Argonauts 12-6. The Jags started their first home game on Saturday March 4, after winning the face off the Jags streaked down and scored the opening goal of the game. The Jags...

Jags lose in-state showdown to Auburn

Jags lose in-state showdown to Auburn

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

March 4, 2018


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The University of South Alabama Jaguar baseball team fell 7-6 against the unbeaten Auburn Tigers Tuesday night at Stanky Field, setting a new attendance record with 4,508 fans. Both the Jags and the Tigers had 10 hits and one error. Auburn came out strong in the eighth inning and completed a four-run...

Look ahead to the Sun Belt tournament

Article courtesy of USA Jaguars, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2018


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The South Alabama women earned the No. 5 seed after finishing the regular season with an overall record of 18-11 and a SBC mark of 11-7, tying for the program record in conference wins set in 2002-03. They will face the No. 12 seeded ULM Warhawks on Tuesday at 2 p.m. The USA men enter the tournament...

Women’s basketball wins 600 games

Women’s basketball wins 600 games

Christian Hinkel, Reporter

March 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of South Alabama Women’s basketball team hit the road Sat. Mar 3 and beat Georgia State University 70-69. With this victory, the Jags scooped up their 600th win in program history. In this historic win, the Jags were lead by freshman guard Savannah Jones and senior center Chyna Ell...

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