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  • 5-on-5: Most underrated and questionable NBA moves

    Who won the NBA offseason?

    A surprising draft night with plenty of trades in the first round was followed by the wildest week the league has ever seen to start free agency. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are now on the LA Clippers. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are in Brooklyn. There were more sign-and-trades for star players than anyone could have predicted. A potential Russell Westbrook deal still looms. And the 2020 title race looks wide-open.

    What were the most underrated and questionable moves?

    Who won the NBA offseason?

    A surprising draft night with plenty of trades in the first round was followed by the wildest week the league has ever seen to start free agency. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are now on the LA Clippers. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are in Brooklyn. There were more sign-and-trades for star players than anyone could have predicted. A potential Russell Westbrook deal still looms. And the 2020 title race looks wide-open.

    What were the most underrated and questionable moves?

  • The Student Printz: Southern Miss ties at NCAA Outdoor Championships

    Four members of the Southern Miss track and field team traveled to Austin, Texas to compete in the NCAA Outdoor Championships from June 5-8. The team finished with a total of 13 points, earning the Golden Eagles a tie with North Dakota State for 24th place. Along with the highest finish is Southern Miss history, Caleb Parker, Eric Richards, and John Warren were named First-Team All-Americans, while McKinley West was named Second-Team All-American.

    "This group of four young men are four of the greatest athletes in Southern Miss history and I'm just so proud of them for putting together a 24th place finish at the national championships," assistant coach John Ellis said.

  • The Student Printz: Big fifth inning leads to Golden Eagles' 15-3 win over ASU

    BATON ROUGE- After leaving the bases loaded and trailing 1-0 in the fifth inning to Arizona State, Southern Miss found itself needing a spark. Just a week and a half since the Rice game, Storme Cooper on cue lit the fuse in the Golden Eagle lineup with a solo home run.

    "I think if you look at the body of work that was done in that game you can't help but look at 12 runs scored in the fifth inning," Southern Miss coach Scott Berry said. "Before that there in the third I think we missed on an opportunity with [runners] at first and second with nobody out on top of the order and we didn't get any runs in.

  • How Kawhi is orchestrating peak Raptors at the expense of the Bucks

    MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks had been shading Kawhi Leonard for days, taking away the largest, strongest and most decisive right hand in basketball. But with his Toronto Raptors trailing by a bucket inside of nine minutes remaining in Game 5 of an Eastern conference finals series knotted at 2-2, Leonard got a long step on his defender, Khris Middleton, and burrowed into the paint with his right.

    Leonard was low to the floor -- more a lunge than a drive -- and as his tired legs nearly lost their balance against a collapsing Milwaukee defense, he slung a pass to the left corner, where Raptors reserve guard Fred VanVleet stood waiting, unguarded.

  • 'I was trying to get in his head': The Curry sibling rivalry briefly took over Game 2

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- The fact that Sonya Curry sent a group text to her extended family on the eve of the Western Conference finals is not surprising.

    She's always sending inspirational texts to the family. Or as she pronounces it, "texes, like Texas." But this texes message was special, because her sons -- Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Seth Curry of the Portland Trail Blazers -- are the first brothers to play against each other in a conference finals.

    And while she doesn't like the Currys being called the NBA's Royal Family or First Family -- "Those titles come from other people," she says.

  • Celtics' Smart eyes Monday return from injury

    BOSTON -- Marcus Smart said Sunday afternoon that he's "hopeful" he will return to the court Monday night when his Boston Celtics face the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

    "Feeling good today," Smart said after taking part in Boston's practice. "Today was a good day. I was able to participate with the team ... the boxes are being checked.

    "We're taking it one day at a time but we're definitely in the right position, right time, progressive phase to where I'm getting really close to coming back here.

  • The Student Printz: Golden Eagles lose back-and-forth series opener to FAU

    Fresh off of a big 5-3 win over Ole Miss at Pete Taylor Park on Wednesday, the Golden Eagles were unable to maintain that momentum in Game 1 of the team's weekend conference series against Florida Atlantic, losing 8-5 at home on Friday.

    Following two scoreless innings to start the game, the Owls got on the board first in the third inning with a solo home run to center field. Southern Miss responded in the bottom frame of the inning after Hunter Slater's sacrifice fly foul out allowed Gabe Montenegro to score a run, tying the game at 1-1.

  • The Clarion-Ledger: Former USM student athlete Jay Ladner named the new Golden Eagles basketball coach

    Just a week after basketball coach Doc Sadler announced his resignation as the Southern Miss basketball coach, a new coach was named.

    Former Southern Miss student-athlete and 1988 graduate Jay Ladner was hired as the school's head basketball coach, the university announced in a news release Thursday.

    Ladner was a member of the 1987 NIT championship team.

  • The Student Printz: Jay Ladner chosen as Southern Miss' next head basketball coach

    Southern Miss announced on Wednesday night the hiring of Jay Ladner to lead the men's basketball program.

    Ladner was previously the head coach of Southeastern Louisiana University, where he finished 76-88 in five seasons. Over the course of five seasons at Southeastern, the 2017-2018 season was the most successful under his leadership. The Lions finished 22-12 and made an appearance in the NIT tournament.

    Ladner was one of four candidates interviewed for the position in New Orleans, with Texas Tech assistant coach Mark Adams, former Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy and current Southern Miss assistant and former player Clarence Witherspoon also under consideration.

  • The Student Printz: Golden Eagles maintain momentum with midweek win

    Coming off of its first series sweep of the season against UTSA this past weekend, the Southern Miss softball team (23-16, 8-7 C-USA) added another win to its six-game winning streak against Mississippi Valley State (4-29, 1-10 SWAC) on Wednesday.

    In the bottom of the first inning, Destini Brown reached first base on a walk and then second base on a steal. Alyssa Davis later lined out to second base, giving Brown the opportunity to steal third base. Lacey Sumerlin's sacrifice fly in the inning brought Brown home for the first run of the night.

    Southern Miss continued its momentum with two runs in the bottom of the second inning.

  • The Student Printz: Sadler announces his departure from basketball program

    Southern Miss men's basketball coach Doc Sadler announced Thursday that he is stepping down as the head coach of the program after five seasons.

    Sadler said on Thursday that he no longer wants to be in the position as a head coach after 16 total years as one.

    "At this time, I do not want to be a head coach," Sadler said. "I don't want the responsibility every day that it requires, I don't want the responsibility of being the person who's holding 13 players accountable in every area that there is."

    Multiple Nebraska media outlets have reported that Sadler is expected to rejoin the University of Nebraska as an assistant coach for newly hired head coach Fred Hoiberg, who was previously fired as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls in 2018.

  • The Student Printz: Southern Miss' C-USA tournament run comes to end

    FRISCO, Texas-- For the third time this season, Southern Miss was defeated by Western Kentucky, this time in the semifinal round of the Conference USA tournament. The Hilltoppers' defense and size proved to be the difference in the win for Western Kentucky, as they handed the Golden Eagles a 70-59 loss on Friday.

    "I thought for 30 minutes in each game we played really, we played {Western Kentucky] as well as we could play at times," Southern Miss head coach Doc Sadler said. "The thing that we take pride in is not turning the basketball over and taking care of the paint, and that's something we didn't do today.

  • The Student Printz: Southern Miss to compete in CBI tournament

    Southern Miss head coach Doc Sadler said after the team's loss to Western Kentucky in the semifinal round of the Conference USA tournament that he had hoped for his team to have another opportunity in the postseason.

    "Hopefully, that's not the last game that this team plays; if it's not then we'll be better the next time we play," Sadler said after the loss to WKU. "We were a laughing stock for maybe a while but I think we're back to where people respect us."

    The Golden Eagles received that opportunity and will head to the postseason for the first time since its vacated 2014 NIT trip and play in the Roman College Basketball Invitational (CBI).

  • The Student Printz: Lady Eagles defeat Nicholls State in first round of WBI

    Southern Miss survived a late rally by Nicholls State in the fourth quarter of the team's opening round contest in the Women's Basketball Invitational on Thursday night to come away with a 77-71 win.

    "That's truly an example of March Madness, no doubt," Southern Miss head coach Joye Lee-McNelis said. "Again, it [Nicholls State's fourth-quarter run] kind of took us out of rhythm, offensive rhythm, defensive rhythm. Nicholls made their run, but we had players that made stops when it became a three-point game when they had opportunities to cut it to less than three. I'm really proud of them.

  • The Student Printz: What's next for the Lady Eagles in the postseason and 2019-2020?

    FRISCO, Texas-- The Southern Miss women's basketball team ended its Conference USA tournament appearance with a loss on March 13 in the first round against North Texas. Despite the loss, the program is set to participate in a postseason tournament and will return a wealth of experience and players from this season in 2019-2020.

    Redshirt senior Megan Brown is currently the only player the Lady Eagles are set to lose this offseason. Brown was a solid and important force in the Southern Miss starting lineup for the last three seasons, as she started 30 games this past season, 30 in 2017-18 and 34 in 2016-2017.

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