The Time is Now

June 24, 2010

The time is now for Southern Miss fans to step up!

Successful athletic programs do not happen by accident, nor do they happen overnight. It's no secret that for a program to thrive, it must have the support and involvement of its fans and alumni.

Because of the fans that have supported our program, Southern Miss has made many strides in recent years. Our facilities have undergone numerous expansions, renovations and upgrades across a number of sports. This would not be possible if not for fans that become members of the Eagle Club, have given extra for our facilities and those who buy tickets and attend games.

Recently consultants toured our campus and provided us with their insights regarding our program, facilities and other components of our university. Our improved facilities are a huge plus for us, and the consultants were duly impressed. Yet we know we still have much work to do and if we are to move our university and athletic program forward, we must continue to have the support of all our fans, alumni, students and friends.

Our fiscal year ends next Wednesday (June 30) and we strongly urge our fans who have not yet bought season tickets to do so. It's as simple as a phone call (1-800-844-TICK) and not only assures your seats for the excitement of Golden Eagle football, you help move our program forward. To compete at the highest level, we need the financial support and attendance that can only be provided by you. Now is the time to make that decision.

I would like to invite and encourage those not already members of the Eagle Club to join. Various membership levels are available, but we urge our fans to join at whatever level is appropriate for them. The Eagle Club helps fund scholarships and is an essential part of our success. The benefits of the Eagle Club include priority parking and ticket location, but more important is the satisfaction of helping a young student-athlete earn his or her academic degree. Find out more about the Eagle Club and how you can get involved at http://southernmiss.cstv.com/eagle-club

Many of our fans have been following the reports of conference realignment this summer, and are understandably anxious about what opportunities may emerge for Southern Miss. While fans may feel powerless to affect the outcome of changes among athletic conferences, they can affect change in the program they support. Your support can make all the difference.

We are excited about the future at Southern Miss, and our program will thrive with the continued support of our fans. Thank you all for your dedication to taking Southern Miss to the top!

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