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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...

Womens’ basketball pulls past Troy

Womens’ basketball pulls past Troy

Charles Harrison, Sports Editor

January 15, 2018


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The University of South Alabama Women’s Basketball team opened up a double-header against their in-state rival the Troy Trojans with a 79-68 win. The Trojans jumped out early, assuming a 9-3 lead after the Jags struggled early making only one three-point shot and turning the ball over twice. J...

MBB falls to Troy

MBB falls to Troy

Charles Harrison, Sports Editor

January 15, 2018


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The University of South Alabama Men’s Basketball team suffered a narrow 79-64 loss to Troy University to close out the Sat. Jan 13 double-header. Despite coming off one the largest wins this season, the Jags struggled to find lasting offensive productivity despite leading 17-5 with 12:05 to go in...

Mens’ basketball gives Trinity 99 problems

Mens’ basketball gives Trinity 99 problems

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

January 15, 2018


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Four Jags scored double-digits as USA men’s basketball dominated Trinity Baptist 99-34 in their largest point spread victory in program history Jan. 9 under the Mitchell Center lights. The game gave them a break from conference play. In the matchup, junior guard Rodrick Sikes went 6-of-9 shooting...

Web Exclusive: Ellis leads the Jags in women’s basketball

Web Exclusive: Ellis leads the Jags in women’s basketball

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

January 8, 2018


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Despite falling to Texas State 78-63, the Jags (10-5, 3-1) would bounce back and top the UTA Mavericks 76-63 in the last of their four-game stretch on the road. Down at halftime, the major contributor to USA’s win was strong shooting, as senior guard Chyna Ellis made 20 points in the game, adding h...

Men’s basketball gets big break

Men’s basketball gets big break

Charles Harrison, Sports Editor

January 8, 2018


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The USA Men’s Basketball team fell to (2-2) in conference with a two loss trip to Texas to finish out the break. The Jags opened up their Christmas break on Dec. 16 with a 63-5 win at home against the Eastern Illinois Panthers. The Jags grabbed an early lead 1:41 into the game and held it throug...

Steve Campbell to succeed Joey Jones as head football coach

Steve Campbell to succeed Joey Jones as head football coach

Charles Harrison, Reporter

December 9, 2017


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USA athletics director Joel Erdmann named University of Central Arkansas head coach Steve Campbell as successor to former Jaguar head football coach Joey Jones on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Campbell, a native of Pensacola, Fla. comes to the Jags fresh from a four year stint at Central Arkansas where he lead ...

Orth’s first play for the Jags

Orth’s first play for the Jags

Ryann Guy, Contributing Writer

December 4, 2017


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The USA Jag’s double-overtime gridiron loss against Idaho State was tough for all but one Jaguar who left the game knowing he finally earned his spot on the playing field. Evan Orth, is a junior quarterback. He joined USA’s program after he transferred from the University of Alabama at Birming...

Head coach Joey Jones and USA football announce their plans

Head coach Joey Jones and USA football announce their plans

Charles Harrison, Reporter

November 21, 2017


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University of South Alabama Football head coach Joey Jones and the USA Athletic Department released a statement saying Jones intends to resign following the completion of the 2017 regular season. Jones, the ‘Father of Jaguar Football’ was named head coach at the inception of the team in 2007, and is the...

Head football coach Joey Jones resigns

Head football coach Joey Jones resigns

Brian Fremund, Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Communications

November 20, 2017


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University of South Alabama Director of Athletics Dr. Joel Erdmann announced Monday that head football coach Joey Jones has submitted his resignation effective at the end of his current employment contract. Jones will coach the Jaguars when they visit New Mexico State on Saturday, Dec. 2. “Joey J...

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