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On-campus stadium faces setback

On-campus stadium faces setback

Richard Narramore, Editor in Chief

August 27, 2018


Filed under News

The City of Mobile voted 4-3 against the proposal to provide financial aid to the University of South Alabama in building an on campus stadium on Tuesday, Aug 21. The proposed deal, if approved by the City Council, would have provided USA with $10 million over 20 years. Levon Manzie, C. J. Small,...

It’s time for college football to change

It’s time for college football to change

August 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Football is possibly America’s most violent sport, on and off the field. Players and coaches alike are constantly becoming involved in issues such as domestic violence,drug abuse, gun violence and sexual assault. This time, Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer cycling through the...

Worring Film Towers dedication

USA Jaguars

August 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

Concluding a process that began three years ago, the University of South Alabama hosted a dedication ceremony on Friday at the James A. and Frances H. Yance Football Practice Facility for the Worring film towers. The project included the construction of three permanent towers overseeing the Jaguar...

Jaguar marching band 2018 preview

Jaguar marching band 2018 preview

April 23, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

The University of South Alabama’s Jaguar Marching Band will celebrate its 10th season during the 2018-2019 academic year. Dr. William Petersen, associate director of bands and director of athletic bands, has been with the JMB for the past six seasons. During his time with the JMB, he has seen the...

Spring game

Spring game

Charles Harrison, Sports Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

The University of South Alabama football team concluded spring training with the iHeartRadio Red versus Blue Spring Game on April 14. Two days before the game, however, the Jaguar football program received a shock when fifth-year senior quarterback Dallas Davis announced his intentions to leave the...

Football players workout in front of NFL

Football players workout in front of NFL

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

University of South Alabama football players had the opportunity to display their athletic prowess for NFL scouts at Pro Day in the football field house on April 6. Scouts representing the Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, Tennessee...

Jags take down Red Wolves

Hannah Blackburn, Reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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...

Jones talks football tactics

Rachel Sullivan, Reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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...

Jags take the belt

Jags take the belt

Charles Harrison, Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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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