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Kevin Love’s arrival changes the East landscape

Fans, along with the media world, went crazy when superstar LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers after Miami based its draft implications around James’ wishes, taking Shabazz Napier in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft. Roughly two months after the draft, another team has found itself in a similar situation. However, this

USM hires Doc Sadler to be next head coach

Since Donnie Tyndall left for Tennessee last week, Southern Miss Athletic Director Bill McGillis has been searching for his replacement as the head men’s basketball coach. News broke Tuesday night that Southern Miss had offered the job to Stephen F. Austin State University head coach Brad Underwood (SFA), whom many believed would accept the job.

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Tyndall Town relocates to SEC

Monday, April 21 head basketball coach Donnie Tyndall will leave Southern Miss and replace Cuonzo Martin as The University of Tennessee’s head basketball coach. Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis held a media briefing Tuesday morning regarding Coach Tyndall and the men’s basketball program. The briefing began with McGillis thanking Tyndall for his two

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Do not blame Tyndall for leaving

When the news hit Monday that Southern Miss head coach Donnie Tyndall accepted the same position at Tennessee, many USM fans were upset and rightfully so. This is the same man who just signed an extension this past season for four more years to stay with the Golden Eagles. He led USM to the most

NCAA Basketball: Championship Game Connecticut vs Kentucky

UConn defeats Kentucky in dramatic fashion

A team that was banned from the postseason one year ago due to academic sanctions, the University of Connecticut Huskies defeated the University of Kentucky 60-54 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Doubted by many after longtime coach Jim Calhoun resigned because of health issues, UConn hired young, former 13-year veteran NBA backup alum, Kevin

NCAA Womens Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Lincoln Regional-BYU

UConn wins battle of the undefeated

Not only was a team crowned the National Champion, but records were broken as the University of Connecticut capped off another stellar season, cruising past Notre Dame 79-58 to win its second national championship in a row Tuesday evening in Nashville, Tenn. In the first ever championship game featuring two undefeated teams, the Huskies dominated


Predictions for the Final Four

How hideous did your bracket turn out? It’s alright, yours is not the only one with a cluster of incorrect picks. Picking Florida, Wisconsin, Connecticut and Kentucky as this year’s Final Four representatives just didn’t seem practical on Selection Sunday. After so many upsets and so much excitement, the 2014 NCAA tournament is near its


USM falls to Minnesota in quarterfinals

With a chance to play in New York City at Madison Square Garden for the NIT semifinals, Southern Miss (29-7,13-3 C-USA) fell short losing to the top seed of Region 3, Minnesota (23-13, 8-10 Big Ten) 81-73. USM came out of the gates hot starting the game with a 13-4 run over the first four

One step closer to the Garden

Southern Miss improved to 29-6 with their 71-63 win over Missouri Sunday afternoon and advanced to the third round of the National Invitation Tournament to play Minnesota. Missouri came into the matchup as the higher seed, but the Golden Eagles proved to be the better team for the majority of the game. Missouri was able