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Golden Eagle Pride Campaign Highlights James Bueno

James Bueno (standing, gold shirt) is pictured celebrating.

Oct. 5, 2011

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How long have you been a supporter of the Eagle Club?
I have supported the Eagle Club since Fall of 2010.

Where are you currently located?
Hattiesburg, Miss.

What is your earliest memory of Southern Miss Athletics?
I started attending baseball games during the Spring of 2010.

Why do you support the Eagle Club and Southern Miss Athletics?
I am moved by sports.

You have season tickets to what sports?
Being a student at USM I get in for free at all (the home) games. I have season tickets for away football games.

Were you a USM athlete? If so, how did the experience affect your life?
I was not. I tried out for the football team twice now but did not have success. I'll keep trying as a kicker.

What is your favorite Southern Miss Athletics tradition?
The Eagle Walk

Who is your favorite Southern Miss coach or athlete, past or present?
Brett Favre

What are three must-have items for your own personal tailgate?
1) A yellow t-shirt I use to wave around after we score a touchdown
2) all my friends gathered together
3) my new baby - the 'NASTY BUNCH' flag I made.

What is the best type of food to have at a tailgate?
Free pizza

Why should more Southern Miss fans and supporters join the Eagle Club?
It is good for the school to have the support from their current students and from recent graduates.

From all of USM's athletic success, what is your favorite memory of all-time?
That I felt I was a part of our last football away game win at Virginia (as the Nasty Bunch sign made its way inside the stadium).

What is your favorite part about the game-day environment for any USM sports team?
I love going away and representing my University in enemy territory.

What is your favorite place on the campus of Southern Miss?
The sidewalk with the fountain.

What piece of Southern Miss apparel can you not live without on game-day?
Gold T-shirt.

How were you introduced to Southern Miss and USM Athletics?
My dad received his Masters and PHD from USM.

Tell us what Southern Miss Athletics means to you.
It's the heart of the school. Athletics is what keeps us moving. Come support our team play!

What is your favorite Southern Miss cheer?
Nasty Bunch, Nasty Bunch, Naaaaaaaaaaasty Bunch!

What is your pregame ritual?
I wake up and make sure my flag is nice and ready to be exposed in the stands.

Define Golden Eagle Pride?
For me, it means to be truly proud of being a Golden Eagle and being happy with the decision I made to come to Southern Miss.

What makes you the most passionate Golden Eagle Fan?
I've been told that I am Southern Miss' No.1 fan. I don't know about that. But I am trying something this season. I want to attend every away football game. I've been successful so far: Marshall - DONE, Virginia - DONE, Navy - let's see, It's this weekend, and as of right now I have no ride. But I'll try my best to proudly wear my golden shirt at the Naval Academy!

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