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Southern Miss Takes Part in Social Media Day

June 30, 2016

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Launched in 2010 by Mashable, Social Media Day (Thursday, June 30) serves as a way to recognize and celebrate social media's impact on global communication. As part of Social Media Day, Southern Miss Athletics is providing fans several opportunities to connect and engage with the Golden Eagles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Southern Miss Athletics has long been the Social Media leader in Conference USA and is taking things to the next level as part of this experience. Throughout the day all of Golden Eagle Nation is asked to use the hashtag #SMTTT to showcase their Golden Eagle Pride and to interact with Southern Miss Athletics on Social Media.

Golden Eagle fans will also have the ability to engage with Southern Miss through live videos with Facebook Live and Periscope, go behind the scenes of the brand new weight room, take selfies with Seymour throughout the Hattiesburg area, take part in interactive polls and find out who the grand prize winner is on the final day of the Month of Thanks for Football Season Ticket Holders. Additionally, all fans who follow the Golden Eagles on Social Media will have the opportunity to win great prizes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram during Social Media Day. These prizes will be awarded every hour between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. across these Social Media avenues. Prizes range from Brett Favre Bobbleheads to tickets to Southern Miss events to autographed game-worn jerseys and much more!

Southern Miss Athletics will provide you with the opportunity to chat directly with our Staff and Student-Athletes as part of four Facebook Live Events scheduled throughout the day. The schedule for the day includes:
• 8:30 a.m.: Meet the Southern Miss Ticket Office Staff and Thank You Messages for our Season Ticket Holders
• 10 a.m.: Behind the Scenes of the new Weight Room with Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning SaJason Finley
• 5 p.m.: Live Announcement of the Grand Prize Winner for the Month of Thanks Campaign
o One lucky Football Season Ticket Holder will win 2 Sideline Passes to a Game of their Choosing, 2 Southern Miss Polos, Sideline Photo with Seymour and the Southern Miss Cheerleaders, Take Part in the Golden Eagle Pride Spirit Line and Walk in Eagle Walk!
• 6:30 p.m.: Chat with Senior Offensive Linemen Cameron Tom, Brandon Farmer and Oliver Bates

Additionally, Seymour will be out and about with his brand new Selfie Stick looking for fans showcasing their Golden Eagle Pride during lunch time in Hattiesburg. Be on the lookout as he visits several of our local restaurant partners and stores selling officially licensed merchandise as Seymour looks to take selfies with his friends and hand out some great prizes. He’ll also be making the rounds around the Athletic Department looking to give you an inside look with your favorite Southern Miss Coaches.

Fans will also have the opportunity to share their favorite memories and photos from Southern Miss events by using the hashtags #EveryGameMatters and #SMTTT on Social Media. As a reminder, stay up to date on all the latest in Southern Miss Athletics by liking us on Facebook (SouthernMiss), following us on Twitter (@USMGoldenEagles) and following us on Instagram (southernmissathletics).

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