The Council will meet at 4 p.m. today, to present a special resolution to Southern Miss Director of Athletics Richard Giannini and to Seymour, the University's mascot. The Council will be joined by representatives of the Area Development Partnership, the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association and VISITHATTIESBURG, all partnering with the City of Hattiesburg in the promoting "Go Gold Fridays."
"We want to start every game of the 2011 football season with an outpouring of support and a huge display of Golden Eagle pride," said Bradley. "We would love for local businesses and individual citizens to join us in wearing gold on the Fridays before each game. Home games bring excitement and energy to Hattiesburg, but they also boost our economy by attracting thousands of visitors to our hotels, restaurants and retail stores."
The University celebrated its Centennial anniversary in 2010 and the 2011 season will mark the 99th year of Golden Eagle football in Hattiesburg. In that span, the Golden Eagles have had 66 winning campaigns including a current and school-record tying string of 17-straight winning years. Twenty one postseason bowl appearances highlight the school's success, including a current string of nine-straight berths and 13 in the last 14 years.
"Go Gold Fridays," will also work in conjunction with the athletic department's new "Golden Eagle Pride," marketing initiative that will be centered around school spirit and focus on the fans.
Season Tickets, as well as single-game seats, are available for the 2011 home season by going online at SouthernMiss.com, or by calling 1-800-844-TICK (8425) or visiting the Pat Ferlise Center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m., until 5 p.m.