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Women’s soccer loses to Murray State

Women’s soccer loses to Murray State

Ryann Guy, Reporter

August 27, 2017


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The South Alabama soccer team lost 2-1 to Murray State on Sunday after an early lead dissipated. This moves the team’s record to 0-4 this season. The first goal of the game was made by senior Tiina Trutsi at 15:08 from a penalty kick after she was fouled. Murray State’s Harriet Withers scored...

Women’s volleyball takes on Tulane

Women’s volleyball takes on Tulane

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

August 27, 2017


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The USA volleyball team played their first two matches on the road against Tulane, losing 3-2 and 3-0 in each bout on Saturday. In the first match, which went for five rounds, (25-16, 13-25, 25-22, 18-25, 7-15) the Jags had 46 kills, nine aces, 46 assists and 55 digs. Sophomore outside hitter Iva...

Women’s Basketball introduces Antoinette Lewis

Women’s Basketball introduces Antoinette Lewis

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

August 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The USA women’s basketball team added a new power player, Antoinette Lewis. Lewis, freshman exercise science major from Memphis and a finalist for Ms. Basketball Tennessee, averaged a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds each game while playing for Harding Academy.  Lewis was also third in block...

USA Volleyball starts new season

USA Volleyball starts new season

Ryann Guy, Reporter

August 21, 2017


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The South Alabama volleyball team dives into a new season with a tournament Aug. 24th in Houston, Texas. As a veteran team, there are 12 letterwinners returning to the Jaguar Gym this year and four freshman who will add to the squad. Every year, The Sun Belt Conference East Division head...

South Alabama starts ‘Clear Bag Policy’

South Alabama starts ‘Clear Bag Policy’

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

August 21, 2017


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USA athletics issued a new policy requiring all bags entering Ladd-Peebles stadium to be clear this  football season. “We’ve looked at what other Sun Belt football teams are doing, as well as SEC schools and the NFL and this seems that this is where everybody is going,” said Assistant Athleti...

Sexual harassment in sports reporting

Sexual harassment in sports reporting

Ryann Guy, Sports Reporter

August 14, 2017


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It was the first game I had ever covered as a paid sports reporter. Both teams were warming up on each end of the court. I walked through the tunnel of the basketball arena, amazed at the grandness of it all. I saw a name card on press row reading, “Sports Reporter Ryann Guy,” and I knew then, everything...

Soccer kicks off season with exhibition game

Soccer kicks off season with exhibition game

Shannon Lundgren, Editor-in-Chief

August 14, 2017


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USA’s women’s soccer team lost an exhibition game to Ole Miss 1-0 in their Friday match-up at Sage Park. The Jags struggled to get and maintain control of the ball, especially in the second half of the game. “The first half, we didn’t dominate possession, but we definitely created more chances,”...

Men’s track earns fourth straight SBC Academic Award

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August 14, 2017


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The University of South Alabama men’s track and field program brought home the Sun Belt Conference Team GPA award for a fourth-consecutive season after the league office announced the winners for the 2016- 17 academic year on Friday. As a group, the Jaguars recorded a 3.22 cumulative grade-point...

Jeremy Towns journey to the Jaguars

Jeremy Towns journey to the Jaguars

Ryann Guy, Sports Reporter

August 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

At 6 feet 4 inches and 280 pounds, Jeremy Towns towers over the average person, smiling brightly as he approaches South Alabama’s College of Medicine. Clearly an athlete at first glance, Towns was a part of more than one professional football programs prior to his journey as a medical student. Not...

USA football attends Sun Belt Media Day

USA football attends Sun Belt Media Day

Ryann Guy, Sports Reporter

August 6, 2017


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The annual Sun Belt Media Day took place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La., July 24th.  A traditional ceremony, Fais-Do-Do was held the night before media day at Oaks Mansion in Mardi Gras World. According to those who have attended previous Sun Belt Media Days, both events were mo...

Soccer welcomes 10 newcomers and new coach

Soccer welcomes 10 newcomers and new coach

Marissa Mason, Managing Editor

August 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

First-year University of South Alabama soccer coach Richard Moodie is taking over the team after last year’s head coach Graham Winkworth was named the head coach of Arizona State University. USA’s soccer team went 15-6-1 last year, made its fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance and earned the Sun Be...

Swaggerty shows inspiring summer dedication

Swaggerty shows inspiring summer dedication

Ryann Guy, Sports Reporter

July 2, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Summer baseball is hot, especially in the state of Alabama. Some of South’s baseball players on summer league teams traveled north for the season for a respite from the heat. Soon-to-be junior Travis Swaggerty has been up and down the East Coast continuing his passion for baseball, but found a tempo...

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