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August 23, 2011

Larry Fedora, the fourth-year head football coach at Southern Miss, likes the idea of working with blueprints.

If he wasn’t coaching football, Larry Fedora says he’d love to work as a builder. Many football prognosticators believe he’s done just that with the 2011 edition of the Golden Eagles, constructing a team that should vie for this year’s Conference USA title.

The head coach of the Southern Miss football team took a few moments recently to discuss the upcoming season.

Q: How is the team looking going into the 2011 campaign?

August 15, 2011

A native New Yorker, Richard "Dick" Vogel has found a comfortable, rewarding home as Executive Director of the Southern Miss Eagle Club.

Richard "Dick" Vogel serves as Executive Director of the Eagle Club and Associate Director of Athletics at The University of Southern Mississippi. Vogel, who once commanded U.S. Army troops in Germany, took a few moments recently to reflect on his current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

April 19, 2018

LYON, France – Senior police officials from 24 countries are participating in a hands-on training course this week in order to prepare for some of the biggest challenges in securing major sporting events.

LYON, France – Senior police officials from 24 countries are participating in a hands-on training course this week in order to prepare for some of the biggest challenges in securing major sporting events.

With criminal groups looking to capitalize on increased border traffic and large crowds, violence and terrorism are just some of the risks associated with hosting such events.

March 23, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) has received a financial gift from the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Foundation (MGRC Foundation), establishing an endowment on behalf of the MGRC Foundation and the Rapiscan Systems Classic.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) has received a financial gift from the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Foundation (MGRC Foundation), establishing an endowment on behalf of the MGRC Foundation and the Rapiscan Systems Classic.

The MGRC Foundation operates with a stated mission to promote tourism on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This is the ninth year that the MGRC Board has held the Rapiscan Systems Classic, a PGA TOUR Champions event, and the first with new title sponsor Rapiscan Systems.

March 14, 2018

On Tuesday, March 13, the National Sports Security Laboratory (NSSL) at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) tested and evaluated an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, at The University of Southern Mississippi.

On Tuesday, March 13, the National Sports Security Laboratory (NSSL) at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) tested and evaluated an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The evaluation took place at M.M. Roberts Stadium on USM’s Hattiesburg campus and included a team of subject matter experts in the field of sports safety and security.

March 1, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association is pleased to announce Homecoming 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20, when the Golden Eagle football team battles the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in M. M. Roberts Stadium.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association is pleased to announce Homecoming 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20, when the Golden Eagle football team battles the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in M. M. Roberts Stadium.

A full week of activities and tradition will be hosted across all areas of campus beginning as early as Monday, Oct. 15. Trademark events include the 20th Annual Southern Miss Alumni Homecoming Scholarship Golf Tournament and the prestigious Alumni Hall of Fame Banquet.

January 23, 2018

University of Florida’s Chief of Police Linda J. Stump-Kurnick was recently recognized during the National Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Summit in Orlando, Fla. on Jan. 16, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

University of Florida’s Chief of Police Linda J. Stump-Kurnick was recently recognized during the National Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Summit in Orlando, Fla. on Jan. 16, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

January 2, 2018

Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services and The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Athletics are partnering to present a program on the school’s Hattiesburg campus designed to raise awareness of the dangers of opioid addiction among young adults.

Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services and The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Athletics are partnering to present a program on the school’s Hattiesburg campus designed to raise awareness of the dangers of opioid addiction among young adults.

December 4, 2017

The Southern Miss football program on Sunday announced it has accepted an invitation to participate in the 42nd Walk-On’s Independence Bowl. The Golden Eagles, which finished their regular season with an 8-4 mark, will play Florida State (6-6) from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The Southern Miss football program on Sunday announced it has accepted an invitation to participate in the 42nd Walk-On’s Independence Bowl.

The Golden Eagles, which finished their regular season with an 8-4 mark, will play Florida State (6-6) from the Atlantic Coast Conference. This will be the 23rd meeting between the two football programs with the Golden Eagles holding an 8-13-1 overall mark in the series against the Seminoles. Southern Miss has captured three of the last four contests against ACC foes dating back to the 2006 season.

October 10, 2017

The Golden Eagle family is celebrating homecoming week at The University of Southern Mississippi, which will culminate in the Saturday, Oct. 14 Conference USA football matchup at 6 p.m. with the University of Texas at El Paso. Students, alumni, faculty and staff and friends of USM are invited to participate in the wide array of activities marking the occasion, with the homecoming theme “Behold the Gold.”

The Golden Eagle family is celebrating homecoming week at The University of Southern Mississippi, which will culminate in the Saturday, Oct. 14 Conference USA football matchup at 6 p.m. with the University of Texas at El Paso. Students, alumni, faculty and staff and friends of USM are invited to participate in the wide array of activities marking the occasion, with the homecoming theme “Behold the Gold.”

September 14, 2017

From September 12-14, 2017, the NCS4, in collaboration with INTERPOL Project Stadia, delivered an all-new, 3-day Sports Security Executive Management course at Interpol General Secretariat in Lyon, France.

 

Major international sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup tournaments and Olympic Games present policing and security challenges for host countries. As well as taking place in large, complex and dispersed locations, such events can attract a range of criminal activities from disorder and violence to cyberattacks and even terrorism.

From September 12-14, 2017, the NCS4, in collaboration with INTERPOL Project Stadia, delivered an all-new, 3-day Sports Security Executive Management course at Interpol General Secretariat in Lyon, France.

Major international sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup tournaments and Olympic Games present policing and security challenges for host countries. As well as taking place in large, complex and dispersed locations, such events can attract a range of criminal activities from disorder and violence to cyberattacks and even terrorism.

September 5, 2017

On September 1st, The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Sport Security Research, Training and Operations Center at the National Sport Security Laboratory (NSSL). The new center helps bring to life NCS4’s vision of being the world’s leading academic research institution in addressing sport safety and security risks and threats.

On September 1st, The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Sport Security Research, Training and Operations Center at the National Sport Security Laboratory (NSSL). The new center helps bring to life NCS4’s vision of being the world’s leading academic research institution in addressing sport safety and security risks and threats.

August 29, 2017

Marathon and running/endurance event officials from across the country will converge on Dec. 5-7 in Orlando, Fla. for the fourth annual National Marathon and Running Events Safety and Security Summit, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

Marathon and running/endurance event officials from across the country will converge on Dec. 5-7 in Orlando, Fla. for the fourth annual National Marathon and Running Events Safety and Security Summit, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

August 21, 2017

In 2016, the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) signed a cooperation agreement with The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4). The synergy of INTERPOL’s international reach and policing expertise combined with NCS4’s academic research and sports safety and security expertise will strengthen law enforcement capacity in sport safety and security throughout the world.

In 2016, the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) signed a cooperation agreement with The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4). The synergy of INTERPOL’s international reach and policing expertise combined with NCS4’s academic research and sports safety and security expertise will strengthen law enforcement capacity in sport safety and security throughout the world.

August 11, 2017

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Matt Garza just missed his spot, elevating his pitch slightly from the catcher’s target and catching too much of home plate. At the crack of the bat it was obvious — Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier had not missed the opportunity.

 

The former Southern Miss standout lifted the ball well beyond the right field fence at Minnesota’s Target Field for his first career grand slam, giving the Twins the lead in what would eventually result in their third straight win.

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Matt Garza just missed his spot, elevating his pitch slightly from the catcher’s target and catching too much of home plate. At the crack of the bat it was obvious — Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier had not missed the opportunity.

The former Southern Miss standout lifted the ball well beyond the right field fence at Minnesota’s Target Field for his first career grand slam, giving the Twins the lead in what would eventually result in their third straight win.

August 9, 2017

Perhaps nothing could ever top the thrill of capturing an Olympic gold medal, but University of Southern Mississippi alumna Tori Bowie now owns a distinction that might certainly be considered as prestigious.

Perhaps nothing could ever top the thrill of capturing an Olympic gold medal, but University of Southern Mississippi alumna Tori Bowie now owns a distinction that might certainly be considered as prestigious.

In addition to Olympic champion, you also can call her the fastest woman in the world. Bowie shocked a star-studded field by capturing the 100-meter dash at the World Track and Field Championships last Sunday in London with a time of 10.85 seconds.

August 8, 2017

The University of Southern Mississippi announced a pair of updated safety measures for its 2017-18 home athletic events, Friday, with the implementation of both a clear bag and golf cart policy.

The University of Southern Mississippi announced a pair of updated safety measures for its 2017-18 home athletic events, Friday, with the implementation of both a clear bag and golf cart policy.

CLEAR BAG POLICY

The clear bag policy enhances safety and expedites fan entry at Southern Miss athletic events, beginning with the Sept. 2 football contest against Kentucky at Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium. The policy will be in effect for all athletic venues.

August 8, 2017

Major League Baseball All-Star Brian Dozier shares his Southern Miss story with University of Southern Mississippi Chief Communication Officer Jim Coll. 

Full audio of Major League Baseball All-Star Brian Dozier sharing his Southern Miss story with University of Southern Mississippi Chief Communication Officer Jim Coll. 

June 30, 2017

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics and local alumni chapters, has announced the dates for its annual summer parties in Jackson, Biloxi and Hattiesburg. All Southern Miss fans are invited to attend these events, and enjoy time with Southern Miss coaches, administrators, athletes, cheerleaders and Seymour.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics and local alumni chapters, has announced the dates for its annual summer parties in Jackson, Biloxi and Hattiesburg. All Southern Miss fans are invited to attend these events, and enjoy time with Southern Miss coaches, administrators, athletes, cheerleaders and Seymour.

34th Annual Jackson All-Star Party

Sponsored by Renasant Bank

Thursday, July 20 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

June 26, 2017

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney D. Bennett has been named chair of the Conference USA Board of Directors. Bennett, who will serve a two-year term as chair, was elected by his peers from among the league’s university presidents at the June board meeting.

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney D. Bennett has been named chair of the Conference USA Board of Directors. Bennett, who will serve a two-year term as chair, was elected by his peers from among the league’s university presidents at the June board meeting.

The chair provides leadership for the Board of Directors as they set policy to further advance the strategic objectives, innovative practices and new initiatives of the conference membership.

June 21, 2017

Larry Buendorf, Chief Security Officer for the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2017 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition on July 11-13 in Orlando, Fla. The event is presented annually by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Larry Buendorf, Chief Security Officer for the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2017 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition on July 11-13 in Orlando, Fla. The event is presented annually by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

June 12, 2017

A total of 10 sports facilities will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2017 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for July 11-13, in Orlando, Fla.

A total of 10 sports facilities will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2017 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for July 11-13, in Orlando, Fla.

This year’s theme is Building Resiliency in the Sports Safety and Security Industry. More than 400 security professionals and 60 vendor exhibits are expected for the national conference.

April 20, 2017

As the first research and development center specifically focused on sport event security management, The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) offers the nation’s first comprehensive sport and special event security credential for front line venue staff: the Certified Sport Venue Staff (CSVS) certification.

As the first research and development center specifically focused on sport event security management, The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) offers the nation’s first comprehensive sport and special event security credential for front line venue staff: the Certified Sport Venue Staff (CSVS) certification.