HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss fans, alumni and students will have a new way to interact with Southern Miss Athletics throughout the 2013-14 Men's Basketball season with the launch of the Social Media Suite inside Reed Green Coliseum.
For every home Men's Basketball game this year, select social media users will be invited to serve as social media reporters for the game. These individuals will be seated in the Social Media Suite and will receive special behind the scenes access to Southern Miss Basketball. The Social Media reporters will post their thoughts, observations and photos throughout the game using a special created hashtag. Throughout the game several of these tweets will be retweeted via the Official Southern Miss Athletics Twitter account (@USMGoldenEagles).
"Each year we strive to add great fan engaging promotions and elements that will enhance our fan atmosphere," said Southern Miss Associate Athletic Director for Marketing and Communications Brent Jones. "By launching the Social Media Suite at Reed Green we are able to allow our fans to view Southern Miss basketball in a totally unique and different way than ever before. The Social Media Suite at Reed Green will allow our fans to share their experiences, passion, and love of Southern Miss basketball with our fan base."
This Friday's game, six guests will be in the Southern Miss Social Media Suite:
- Patrick Lowery, Ultimate Southern Miss fan of the year winner, @plowery
- Ned Nelson, Southern Miss Student, @ned_nelson2014
- Rick Cleveland Executive Director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame @rick_cleveland
- Kevin Stephens Head Track and Field Coach at Southern Miss @KevinMStephen
- Casey Polk , USM Homecoming Queen @aCaseofCharisma
- Megan Hodge, WDAM Meteorologist @MeganEveHodge
The Social Media Suite will debut this Friday night as the Men's Basketball team hosts Jackson State at 7:30 p.m. for their home opener. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a free Southern Miss Basketball poster. Join the action in #TyndallTownUSA all season long by purchasing your season tickets by calling 1-800-844-TICK or by visiting SouthernMissTickets.com.
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