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Volleyball team pulls off win against Troy

Volleyball team pulls off win against Troy

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

October 9, 2017


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USA women’s volleyball swept Troy 3-0 to remain unbeaten in conference play and number one in the Sun Belt Conference East.   “We had a short amount of time to prepare, but we had a game plan we worked on in practice that was successful in last night’s [Wednesday] match,” said Hendrichov...

Inside Athletics: Rodrick Sikes

Inside Athletics: Rodrick Sikes

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

October 1, 2017


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The USA men’s basketball program welcomed new talent, junior guard and Biloxi native, Rodrick Sikes, who was a standout player in his junior college days. While playing for Southwest Mississippi Community College, the Dean’s List recipient and Mississippi junior college MVP tied for ninth in sc...

Offensive Coordinator leaves the Jaguars

Offensive Coordinator leaves the Jaguars

Marissa Mason, Managing Editor

October 1, 2017


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The University of South Alabama released a statement on Monday, Sept. 25 stating that assistant head coach Bryant Vincent would cease working with the USA football team effective immediately. “Vincent was in his third season serving as the Jaguars' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach a...

Inside Athletics: Cheerleading

Inside Athletics: Cheerleading

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

September 25, 2017


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The University of South Alabama cheer squad rallies Jag Nation with every jump, backflip and push to the top of a pyramid. Much like those they cheer for from the sidelines, they are also athletes. “I think it’s important that people know we are athletes too and we train just as hard as these oth...

Jaguars fall short in double overtime

Jaguars fall short in double overtime

Charles Harrison, Reporter

September 25, 2017


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Lightning delays and penalties stalled the Jags as they fell 29-23 to the Idaho Vandals Saturday night at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The Jaguars started strong, opening up conference play against the Idaho Vandals (2-2 1-0 Sun Belt). Senior Safety Jeremy Reaves forced a fumble on the Idaho 28-yard line...

Inside Athletics: Aníta Ágústsdóttir

Inside Athletics: Aníta Ágústsdóttir

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

September 18, 2017


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The USA women’s soccer program has worldwide talent, even as far as Iceland where freshman defensive player Anita Agustsdottir hails from. She is just one of the many players that chose to uproot their European lives and take their love for the game to Mobile, and Agustsdottir is very excited about her colle...

USA Falls to Oklahoma State

USA Falls to Oklahoma State

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

September 10, 2017


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Jag Nation stood strong behind their tenacious football team Sept. 8 despite the 44-7 loss against No. 10 Oklahoma State University at Ladd-Peebles. Backup quarterback Dallas Davis, who threw 13-23 with one interception, came in on offense after Cole Garvin (1-1) suffered an ankle injury in the fir...

Sports Spotlight: Justice Stanford

Sports Spotlight: Justice Stanford

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

September 10, 2017


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USA’s women’s soccer is in great hands with sophomore Justice Stanford inside the net. Last year, the Texas native set new school records for fewest goals allowed with 14. She had over 600 consecutive shutout minutes and tied for second in single-season shutouts, ranking no. 17 in the nation. She is al...

Football drops game against Ole Miss

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

September 4, 2017


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Despite the tremendous battle, the University of South Alabama football team fell 47-27 on the road against Ole Miss in their first game of the season at Vaught-Hemingway stadium in Oxford Saturday night. Quarterback Cole Garvin went 19-of-31 at 61.3 percent completion for 204 yards including one t...

Golf prepares for upcoming season

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

September 4, 2017


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The University of South Alabama women’s golf team is preparing to tee off for their 2017-2018 season. This season, they welcome three freshmen: Caroline Berge, Julie Hoveland and Siti Shaari. “We have great players coming in and our goal is to get better every day, every week and every month,...

USA and UM sports reporters analyze upcoming game

Ryann Guy, Grayson Weir

September 2, 2017


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USA: After a rough off-season and much scrutiny of previous head coach Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss Football program is in a transition period. How has and will this affect the program both in the locker room and on the field? UM: Honestly, it has affected the program in a positive manner. Of course the ne...

Coach Joey Jones previews the football season

Coach Joey Jones previews the football season

Rachel Sullivan, Reporter

September 1, 2017


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The South Alabama Jaguar Football team appeared at the annual Jag Day to greet the public and the beginning of the 2017 season on August 25 at the Bel Air Mall. A significant crowd of fans waited eagerly in line to get autographs and pictures with the players and coaches. The USA cheer squad and pom...

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