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Men’s basketball season starting recap

Men’s basketball season starting recap

Charles Harrison, Reporter

November 20, 2017


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The 2017-2018 Men’s Basketball season is off to a rocky start going (2-2) with big losses coming to the Texas Tech Red Raiders, La Salle Explorers early on. The Jaguars have struggled to get traction early this season following a tough loss to Texas Tech on Friday, Nov. 10 the Jaguars returned home...

Women’s basketball opens with a win

Women’s basketball opens with a win

Charles Harrison, Reporter

November 13, 2017


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South Alabama Women’s Basketball picked up a 73-42 win over the Georgia Southwestern Hurricanes to begin the season. The Jags found their stride quickly with senior guard Erin Autio hitting a three-point shot giving the Jags a 3-2 lead. The Hurricanes’ Tyisha Moore then got her second score o...

Jags take down Red Wolves

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

November 13, 2017


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The USA Jags (4-6, 3-3 SBC) forced six turnovers to top Sun Belt Conference rivals Arkansas State Red Wolves 24-19 on senior day and Veteran’s Day Saturday at Ladd-Peebles stadium in their final home game of the season.   In the matchup, quarterback Cole Garvin threw 25-45 for a total 343 yards...

Running back Xavier Johnson suspended

Running back Xavier Johnson suspended

Courtesy of Brian Fremund, Associate Athletic Director/ Strategic Communications

November 5, 2017


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University of South Alabama head football coach Joey Jones announced Saturday that Xavier Johnson has been suspended for the remainder of the 2017 season following a violation of team rules. A senior running back from Tampa, Fla., Johnson ends his fouryear career as the Jaguars’ all-time leader...

USA football falls to Louisiana Lafayette

USA football falls to Louisiana Lafayette

Charles Harrison, Reporter

November 5, 2017


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The Jags dropped 3-6 in the season as they fell to the University of Louisiana Lafayette (ULL) Ragin’ Cajuns on Saturday, Nov. 4. Junior quarterback Dallas Davis started the game for the Jags going 1/6 for only seven yards after four drives. Cole Garvin took over with 10:34 to go in the second q...

JAGUAR FOOTBALL’S JOHNSON SUSPENDED FOR REST OF SEASON

JAGUAR FOOTBALL’S JOHNSON SUSPENDED FOR REST OF SEASON

Brian Fremund, Associate Athletic Director/Strategic Communications

November 4, 2017


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University of South Alabama head football coach Joey Jones announced Saturday that Xavier Johnson has been suspended for the remainder of the 2017 season following a violation of team rules. A senior running back from Tampa, Fla., Johnson ends his four-year career as the Jaguars’ all-time lead...

Inside Athletics: Yu Fujioka

Inside Athletics: Yu Fujioka

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

October 30, 2017


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USA freshman Japanese tennis player Yu Fujioka brought her talents from the other side of the world to make her mark as Jaguar. The business major and Funabashi Japan native visited the USA campus and instantly knew this is where she wanted to play. “I made a trip here and was very excited about this place beca...

USA basketball prepares for upcoming 2017-2018 season

USA basketball prepares for upcoming 2017-2018 season

Charles Harrison, Reporter

October 30, 2017


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The start of college basketball is right around the corner, and the Jags are busy preparing for their Nov. 10 matchup against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the NAISMITH Memorial Hall of Fame Tip-off Game.  The Jags are coming off of a tough 2016-2017 season where they went (14-18 7-11 SunBelt) and were on av...

Jones talks football tactics

Rachel Sullivan, Reporter

October 23, 2017


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The USA Alumni Association and Alabama Power hosted the annual Joey Jones Luncheon at the football field house on Oct. 20. The event catered to 72 alumni and friends who shared a meal with football head coach Joey Jones, offensive coordinator Richard Owens and co-defensive coordinator Kane Wommack. J...

USA beats ULM

USA beats ULM

Charles Harrison, Reporter

October 23, 2017


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Dallas Davis completed 22 of 30 passes for 317 yards and three touchdowns as he lead the Jags past the University of Louisiana Monroe Warhawks to a 33-23 victory, giving the Jags back to back wins for the first time this season. The Jags’ offense came out hot on the opening drive producing two huge p...

Women’s soccer falls to Arkansas State

Women’s soccer falls to Arkansas State

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

October 16, 2017


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The USA soccer team fell for the first time in conference play at home Friday night, as an early second half score by Arkansas State gave the Red Wolves the 1-0 win on South Alabama’s home field, the Cage. The loss stopped their eight game win streak. “I didn’t count one shot they had as thr...

Jags take the belt

Jags take the belt

Charles Harrison, Reporter

October 16, 2017


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The Jags’ defense forced a fumble, an interception and stopped the Trojans on two fourth down conversion attempts, leading USA to a 19-8 victory in the Battle for the Belt. The USA defense also succeeded in holding a Troy offense that averaged 18 points and 339-yards a game to just 299-yards an...

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