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February 10, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
A tornado touched down in a southern Mississippi college town Sunday evening, officials said, inflicting "significant damage" and injuring at least 10 people. "We do have significant damage throughout the city,” Kyle Hopkins, emergency operations director for Forrest County, told the Los Angeles Times. No deaths had been reported, he said, but at least 10 people were taken to a hospital with injuries. The University of Southern Mississippi  in Hattiesburg posted a statement on its website Sunday declaring a state of emergency, confirming damage to at least four campus buildings and asking students not to return to campus until further notice.
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November 30, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Southern Mississippi avoided its second consecutive winless season with a 62-27 victory on the road over Alabama Birmingham in a Conference USA game Saturday. Nick Mullens passed for 370 yards and a career-high five touchdowns as well as rushed for another score to lead the Eagles (1-11, 1-7 in conference play) to the win. Southern Miss avoided joining Kansas State (three times), Wisconsin (1967-68), Northwestern (1956-57), William & Mary (1912-13) and Tulane (1905-06) as major colleges with back-to-back winless seasons since 1900.
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November 30, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Southern Mississippi avoided its second consecutive winless season with a 62-27 victory on the road over Alabama Birmingham in a Conference USA game Saturday. Nick Mullens passed for 370 yards and a career-high five touchdowns as well as rushed for another score to lead the Eagles (1-11, 1-7 in conference play) to the win. Southern Miss avoided joining Kansas State (three times), Wisconsin (1967-68), Northwestern (1956-57), William & Mary (1912-13) and Tulane (1905-06) as major colleges with back-to-back winless seasons since 1900.
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November 2, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Well, Las Vegas got it right (what a shock) and so did the other experts. Florida State was more than three touchdowns better than Miami, handing the "U" a big fat "L" on Saturday night in Tallahassee. The final score: 41-14. Florida State was No. 3 in the Bowl Championship Series standings and Miami was No. 7, but these programs are certainly separated by more than four ranking positions. The Seminoles improved to 8-0 and got to soak up prime-time glory on a rest weekend for No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon.
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December 21, 2000 | From Associated Press
It turns out Southern Mississippi Coach Jeff Bower didn't have to trust a kicking game that had let him down all night. Jeff Kelly's 29-yard touchdown pass to freshman Kenny Johnson with eight seconds left lifted Southern Mississippi to a 28-21 victory over No. 13-ranked Texas Christian in the Mobile Alabama Bowl on Wednesday night.
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December 21, 2010 | Staff and wire reports
Justin Burke threw for a pair of touchdowns and Jeremy Wright scored on a 95-yard kickoff return Tuesday night to help Louisville beat Southern Mississippi, 31-28, in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl at St. Petersburg, Fla. Burke tossed scoring passes to 11 yards to Cameron Graham and 10 yards to Josh Chichester while the Cardinals (7-6) erased a 14-point first-half deficit, then produced a go-ahead field goal in the fourth quarter. Austin Davis threw 205 yards and two touchdowns to become Southern Mississippi's career TD pass leader, moving ahead of Brett Favre with 53 in three seasons for the Golden Eagles (8-5)
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January 1, 2000 | From Associated Press
Southern Mississippi couldn't get its offense going Friday. The defense didn't have that problem. The Golden Eagles scored 10 points off three turnovers and shut down Colorado State's offense in the second half in beating the Rams, 23-17, to win the Liberty Bowl for the second time in three years. Southern Miss (9-3) led only 20-17 at halftime and managed to add a 25-yard field goal by Brant Hanna midway through the third quarter.
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September 12, 2004 | From Associated Press
Few teams that visit Nebraska's Memorial Stadium leave a winner, only seven in the last 16 years to be exact. But Southern Mississippi Coach Jeff Bower liked his team's chances. "Our kids believed they were going to win," Bower said. "We came up here in '99, and turnovers killed us. It was the other way around today."
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September 18, 2004 | From Associated Press
Southern Mississippi and California rescheduled their hurricane-delayed game for Dec. 4 in Hattiesburg, Miss. The game was originally scheduled for Thursday but was postponed when Hurricane Ivan closed in on the Mississippi Gulf Coast before making landfall in nearby Alabama. "We both looked and found the Dec. 4 date the best fit for both institutions' schedule," Southern Mississippi Athletic Director Richard Giannini said in a statement Friday.
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November 9, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Darren McCaleb kicked a 34-yard field goal in overtime Tuesday night to lift Southern Mississippi to a 27-24 victory over Marshall at Huntington, W.Va. Marshall, 4-5 overall and 3-3 in Conference USA, failed to score in overtime when freshman David DeFatta's 27-yard field goal attempt bounced off the left upright. McCaleb then kicked the winner for the Golden Eagles (5-3, 4-1).
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November 2, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
Everything's gone to Hades in Hattiesburg, where the university Brett Favre made famous is stuck in the mud. Marshall handed Southern Mississippi its 20th consecutive defeat Saturday with a 61-13 win in Huntington, W.Va. The losing streak is the longest in major college since the Temple Owls lost 20 in a row during the 2004-05 seasons. Southern Miss recorded its last victory on Christmas Eve 2011, a 24-17 win over Nevada in the Hawaii Bowl. That win capped a 12-2 season in which Southern Miss also shocked No. 7 Houston in the Conference USA title game.
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September 27, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Here's one excuse to goof off on the Web while at work: A Mississippi man found a stolen SUV while browsing photos of his land on Google Earth. A spokeswoman for the George County sheriff in southern Mississippi laid out the odd tale in a phone interview with the Los Angeles Times. "On Monday morning, a local resident came in and said, 'You know, this weekend I was at work, working the night shift, and I decided to check out my hunting land,'" spokeswoman Shonna Pierce said Thursday.
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September 12, 2013 | By Chris Foster
The Blackshirts are in the hands of greenhorns. Nebraska's defense, long known as the Blackshirts and once the monsters of the Midwest, slipped in recent seasons, then hit a free fall in the opener against Wyoming two weeks ago. A 37-34 survival seminar with Wyoming rolling up 602 yards? It was time to send in the cub scouts. Linebackers Josh Banderas and Nathan Gerry , both first-year freshmen, were rushed into the starting lineup last week. The No. 23 Cornhuskers routed Southern Mississippi, 56-13, holding the Golden Eagles to 284 yards.
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February 10, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
A tornado touched down in a southern Mississippi college town Sunday evening, officials said, inflicting "significant damage" and injuring at least 10 people. "We do have significant damage throughout the city,” Kyle Hopkins, emergency operations director for Forrest County, told the Los Angeles Times. No deaths had been reported, he said, but at least 10 people were taken to a hospital with injuries. The University of Southern Mississippi  in Hattiesburg posted a statement on its website Sunday declaring a state of emergency, confirming damage to at least four campus buildings and asking students not to return to campus until further notice.
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September 4, 2012 | By Chris Foster
Nebraska could be without running back Rex Burkhead for the Cornhuskers' game against UCLA  in the Rose Bowl on Saturday. A break for the Bruins? Well, UCLA Coach Jim Mora isn't exactly preparing his victory speech. “They're Nebraska, they can absorb losses in personnel and keep rolling,” Mora said. Burkhead, who gained 1,357 yards in 2011, suffered a sprained ligament in his left knee Saturday against Southern Mississippi. He is listed as “questionable,” which at Nebraska means Burkhead is either preparing to play or is being given last rites.
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December 3, 2011 | From wire reports
HOUSTON -- Austin Davis passed for four touchdowns and No. 24 Southern Miss blocked a punt for another score to upset No. 7 Houston, 49-28, in the Conference USA championship game. The host Cougars (12-1) failed in their bid to become the first C-USA team to reach a BCS bowl game. Southern Miss (11-2) jumped to a 14-0 lead and led 21-14 at the half. Furious Bradley came in untouched to block a punt early in the third quarter, scooping it up for an 11-yard touchdown return. Davis' 61-yard strike to Tracy Lampley pushed the lead to 42-21 late in the third quarter.
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October 10, 1999 | From Associated Press
Southern Mississippi turned perception into reality against No. 16-ranked East Carolina. Long regarded as one of the giant killers in college football, Southern Mississippi had actually gone 22 consecutive games against ranked opponents without a victory until defeating East Carolina, 39-22, Saturday at Greenville, N.C. Jeff Kelly threw three touchdown passes and Derrick Nix rushed for 171 yards in 42 carries for Southern Mississippi (3-2, 2-0 in Conference USA).
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September 2, 2011 | By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times
Residents of Louisiana and Mississippi hunkered down Friday for the long, slow, nasty onslaught of Tropical Storm Lee, which was puttering north toward the Gulf Coast, gaining strength and threatening to bring high winds, flooding and tornadoes to the region throughout the Labor Day weekend. The weather system, originally classified as Tropical Depression 13, was upgraded to a tropical storm Friday afternoon once sustained winds were measured above 39 mph. It is expected to gain strength and could eventually develop into a Category 1 hurricane.
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December 21, 2010 | Staff and wire reports
Justin Burke threw for a pair of touchdowns and Jeremy Wright scored on a 95-yard kickoff return Tuesday night to help Louisville beat Southern Mississippi, 31-28, in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl at St. Petersburg, Fla. Burke tossed scoring passes to 11 yards to Cameron Graham and 10 yards to Josh Chichester while the Cardinals (7-6) erased a 14-point first-half deficit, then produced a go-ahead field goal in the fourth quarter. Austin Davis threw 205 yards and two touchdowns to become Southern Mississippi's career TD pass leader, moving ahead of Brett Favre with 53 in three seasons for the Golden Eagles (8-5)
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