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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?

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.

February 9, 2017

More than eight million students participate in interscholastic athletics sports and after-school programs each year, and 336 million spectators attend these events. When a school-based emergency or incident occurs, often it is the school personnel who are first to arrive on the scene.

More than eight million students participate in interscholastic athletics sports and after-school programs each year, and 336 million spectators attend these events. When a school-based emergency or incident occurs, often it is the school personnel who are first to arrive on the scene.

February 6, 2017

The Sport Management master’s degree program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized among the nation’s best in rankings released recently by two online publications.

The Sport Management master’s degree program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized among the nation’s best in rankings released recently by two online publications.

The Sports Management Degree Guide ranks the Southern Miss online program at No. 8 nationally, while Bestcolleges.com places the University’s online program as the country’s 16th best.

November 22, 2016

Dr. Lou Marciani, Director of the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been recognized by the Security Industry Association with the SIA Insightful Practitioner Award.

Dr. Lou Marciani, Director of the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been recognized by the Security Industry Association with the SIA Insightful Practitioner Award.

The award is presented to a security practitioner who demonstrates leadership and excellence in promoting the implementation of innovative security solutions through education, advocacy and teamwork with the industry and other stakeholders.

November 21, 2016

Marathon and endurance event officials from across the country will converge on Dec. 12-14 in Biloxi, Miss. for the third annual National Marathon Safety and Security Summit, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

Marathon and endurance event officials from across the country will converge on Dec. 12-14 in Biloxi, Miss. for the third annual National Marathon Safety and Security Summit, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

November 17, 2016

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi announced today that the Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) certification program has earned accreditation from the American National Standards Institute Personnel Certification Accreditation Program (ANSI). ANSI’s accreditation program is recognized as a world-renowned leader in personnel credentialing.

 

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi announced today that the Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) certification program has earned accreditation from the American National Standards Institute Personnel Certification Accreditation Program (ANSI). ANSI’s accreditation program is recognized as a world-renowned leader in personnel credentialing.

October 21, 2016

John Cox has experienced nearly four decades’ worth of University of Southern Mississippi homecomings, the majority of them in the radio broadcast booth as the “Voice of the Golden Eagles.”

And before prepping to call the Oct. 29 USM-Marshall football game, Cox has another important duty to fulfill earlier in the day – serving as grand marshal for the school’s annual homecoming parade, which begins at 11 a.m. at Midtown Market on Hardy Street and travels to the main entrance of the Hattiesburg campus.

John Cox has experienced nearly four decades’ worth of University of Southern Mississippi homecomings, the majority of them in the radio broadcast booth as the “Voice of the Golden Eagles.”

And before prepping to call the Oct. 29 USM-Marshall football game, Cox has another important duty to fulfill earlier in the day – serving as grand marshal for the school’s annual homecoming parade, which begins at 11 a.m. at Midtown Market on Hardy Street and travels to the main entrance of the Hattiesburg campus.

October 12, 2016

To strengthen law enforcement capacity in sport safety and security, the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) has signed a cooperation agreement with The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

 

The partnership will see the two organizations develop a variety of capacity building initiatives, in particular in support of INTERPOL’s Project Stadia which is working to implement a comprehensive curriculum to help member countries meet the demands of hosting major international sporting events.

To strengthen law enforcement capacity in sport safety and security, the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) has signed a cooperation agreement with The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

September 23, 2016

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety (NCS4) and Security at The University of Southern Mississippi recently completed new editions of the Intercollegiate, and Marathon Safety and Security Best Practices guides.

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety (NCS4) and Security at The University of Southern Mississippi recently completed new editions of the Intercollegiate, and Marathon Safety and Security Best Practices guides.

August 23, 2016

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics and local alumni chapters, recently hosted its annual Big Three Summer Parties across the state. Presented by Keesler Federal Credit Union, these events were held for Southern Miss alumni and fans to celebrate the upcoming 2016 Golden Eagle football season.  

 

“The excitement surrounding the University and Southern Miss Athletics this season is contagious,” said Lauren Richards, manager of constituent relations for the Southern Miss Alumni Association.

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics and local alumni chapters, recently hosted its annual Big Three Summer Parties across the state. Presented by Keesler Federal Credit Union, these events were held for Southern Miss alumni and fans to celebrate the upcoming 2016 Golden Eagle football season.  

July 14, 2016

Jeffrey Miller, Senior Vice President at MSA Security, was presented with the Distinguished Leadership Award during the 2016 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition July 12-14 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, AZ. The event is presented annually by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Jeffrey Miller, Senior Vice President at MSA Security, was presented with the Distinguished Leadership Award during the 2016 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition July 12-14 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, AZ. The event is presented annually by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

June 23, 2016

Half a dozen sports security professionals under the age of 40 will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2016 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for July 12-14, in Phoenix, Arizona. This year’s theme is Achieving the Gold Standard.

Half a dozen sports security professionals under the age of 40 will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2016 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for July 12-14, in Phoenix, Arizona. This year’s theme is Achieving the Gold Standard.

May 27, 2016

San Francisco 49ers President Al Guido will be the keynote speaker for the 7th Annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for July 12-14 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Ariz.

San Francisco 49ers President Al Guido will be the keynote speaker for the 7th Annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for July 12-14 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Ariz.

The conference is sponsored by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NSC4), housed at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss.

May 25, 2016

Hosting the Conference USA Baseball Tournament results in thousands of dollars for local and state coffers, according to the research of a recent University of Southern Mississippi graduate.

 

Kyle Stoner of Gulfport, Miss. conducted his honors thesis on the topic, titled “The Economic Impact of the 2015 Conference USA Baseball Tournament in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.” Stoner’s research, using EMSI (Economic Modeling Specialists Inc.) modeling found that visitors who attended the tournament spent approximately $2.7 million in the Hattiesburg area during their stay

Hosting the Conference USA Baseball Tournament results in thousands of dollars for local and state coffers, according to the research of a recent University of Southern Mississippi graduate.

May 18, 2016

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi recently hosted a Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis Workshop, led by world-renowned crowd expert Dr. Keith Still. Held on May 16-18, this marked the first time the NCS4 hosted a workshop of this type.

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi recently hosted a Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis Workshop, led by world-renowned crowd expert Dr. Keith Still. Held on May 16-18, this marked the first time the NCS4 hosted a workshop of this type.

“We looked at security and safety screening processes, efficiencies of crowd movements, built-in complex environments and how people respond, and best plans for crowd risks,” Still said. 

April 26, 2016

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Recreational Sports will hold a dual ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new climbing wall and outdoor exercise fitness stations located at the Payne Center at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 inside the Payne Center Atrium.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Recreational Sports will hold a dual ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new climbing wall and outdoor exercise fitness stations located at the Payne Center at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 inside the Payne Center Atrium.

April 8, 2016

Earlier today, The University of Southern Mississippi received the NCAA Committee on Infractions' Public Report related to allegiations involving the institution's former Men's Basketball staff during the academic years 2012-13 and 2013-14. The issuance of the Public Report is the final step in the NCAA's enforcement process.

Earlier today, The University of Southern Mississippi received the NCAA Committee on Infractions' Public Report related to allegiations involving the institution's former Men's Basketball staff during the academic years 2012-13 and 2013-14. The issuance of the Public Report is the final step in the NCAA's enforcement process.

April 1, 2016

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association has announced that festivities for Homecoming 2016 are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, when the Golden Eagle football team battles Conference-USA rival Marshall at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association has announced that festivities for Homecoming 2016 are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, when the Golden Eagle football team battles Conference-USA rival Marshall at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

A highly anticipated university tradition, Homecoming at Southern Miss includes activities that begin as early as Monday and continue through the weekend with events highlighting all areas of campus.

March 11, 2016

The inaugural Professional Sport Facilities Safety and Security Summit, held March 8-10 at The University of Southern Mississippi, accomplished all pre-conference goals and objectives, according to Dr. Lou Marciani, director of the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

 

“Well-qualified safety and security thought leaders were able to address critical safety and security issues facing those responsible for professional sport facilities,” said Marciani.

The inaugural Professional Sport Facilities Safety and Security Summit, held March 8-10 at The University of Southern Mississippi, accomplished all pre-conference goals and objectives, according to Dr. Lou Marciani, director of the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).