July 2, 2012
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - In honoring its first 100 Years of Championships and Commencements, Southern Miss unveils a new website devoted to the history of its athletic programs this afternoon.
The new website will allow Golden Eagle fans and sports fans in general to relive and learn some of the great moments in Southern Miss history, as well as some of the outstanding student-athletes that helped create the great tradition at Southern Miss.
Although the initial weeks of the website will concentrate primarily on football, all 16 intercollegiate sports currently offered will be featured on the site throughout the course of the year.
The interactive website will include new features each week, including a football Greatest Game selection, an interview with an M-Club Alumni Association Hall of Famer as well as bios of an M-Club Hall of Fame Class, which inducted its charter class in 1965.
The Greatest Games, interviews and Hall of Fame bios will be unveiled on Monday of each week for 15 consecutive weeks.
Following the reveal of the 15 Greatest Games, which will be released in no particular order, Golden Eagle fans will then be asked to vote for the school's Greatest Game and a winner will be chosen later in the fall. The 15 Greatest Games were chosen by a panel of Southern Miss of current and former administrators, along with former players, coaches and university personnel.
The interviews will include Golden Eagle legends from the present and the past of the school's storied athletics history. The initial interview will be with the Father of Golden Eagle Baseball and former football assistant coach and player, Pete Taylor. The interview with Taylor, who played football at Southern Miss in 1941 and 1946, and was done in the late 1990s, gives fans a rare look into the early days of the college and its athletics programs.
In addition, there will a timeline of Golden Eagle history as well as photo galleries of different parts of Golden Eagle history which will include rare photographs and game programs.
The website will also give Golden Eagle fans a chance to share their own stories and great memories of Golden Eagles athletics and the people who have and continue to make it special.