In Game

Southern Miss fans show incredible support for their team when they’re doing well and even when they aren’t you’ll still find a friendly crowd inside Reed Green Coliseum. Golden Eagles fans are very welcoming and love to talk hoops with fellow Southern Miss and visiting fans alike.

In addition to some southern hospitality, you’ll also experience a robust game day at a Southern Miss basketball game. Hattiesburg is home to pretty much everything you’d expect out of a college hoops game including an excellent pep band, cheerleading team, and dance team. Southern Miss also has a few signature cheers including the Southern Miss Shout Out and Southern Miss Response Cheer, which are fun to take part in.

Finally, before or after the game make sure to stop by some of the local hotspots. Keg and Barrel is the best place in town to grab a beer and is home to over 100 beers on tap. If drinking isn’t your thing, then head over to Leatha’s BBQ Inn or Ed’s to grab some great grub.

A trip to Southern Miss is a fun experience for anyone looking to take a tour of Conference USA as you’ll find lots of southern hospitality and some great food when traveling to Hattiesburg.

Things to check out

Trophy Case

Stop by the trophy case to see the Golden Eagles incredible past on display. The trophy case is home to a variety of different trophies including conference championship trophies and even the team’s 1987 NIT trophy, so make sure to check it out.


Hanging above the court at Reed Green Coliseum are banners honoring the best players and teams in Golden and Lady Eagles basketball history. Take a minute before the game to remember all of your favorite Southern Miss players and memories.

Seymour d’Campus

The Southern Miss mascot has been a golden eagle since 1972. However, Seymour did not get his name until 1984. The name is inspired by the 1984 World’s Fair mascot Seymore D. Fair and is a pun sounding like “see more of the campus.” During games you can see Seymour entertaining the fans on the sideline and pumping up the crowd at critical times, so keep your eyes peeled for him.

Standing For the First Basket

At Golden Eagles, games everyone remains standing until Southern Miss scores their first basket. Stand up and show your support for the Golden Eagles when attending a Southern Miss basketball game.

Free Throws

Cheer on the Golden Eagles as they shoot free throws by raising your hands above your head and dropping them and yelling, “whoosh” when the shot is made. Join in on the free throw cheer to help aid the Golden Eagles to victory.

Pep Band

The pep band is a big part of any Southern Miss basketball game. They create an incredible atmosphere throughout the game and initiate the Southern Miss Shout Out, so make sure to enjoy the band when attending a Golden Eagles hoops game.

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Southern Misses

The Southern Misses dance team entertains the crowd throughout the game with their incredible dance routines. They put on a great halftime show, so don’t miss them during your trip to Hattiesburg.

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The Southern Miss cheerleaders do a great job of rousing the crowd at Southern Miss basketball games. They lead the crowd in a variety of cheers, so keep an eye out for them and join in on the cheers.

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Fight Songs

  1. Southern Mississippi to the Top

    Fight Song

    Southern Mississippi to the top! To the top!

    So lift your voices high,
    Show them the reason why,
    that Southern spirit never will stop.


    Southern Mississippi all the way,
    Banners high,

    And we will fight! Fight! Fight! To victory
    Hear our battle cry!


  2. Alma Mater

    We sing to thee our alma mater,
    U S M thy praises be:
    Southern mem’ries we shall cherish,
    Loyalty we pledge to thee.
    Spacious skies and land of sunshine,
    Verdant trees and shelt’ring walls,
    Now our hearts lift ever to thee,
    As we praise thy hallowed halls.


  3. Southern Miss Shout Out

    You’ll hear the Southern Miss Shout Out several times throughout a Golden Eagles game. The chant goes “S-O-U-Thern - Southern Mississippi - USM!” Join in on the chant to show off your Southern Miss pride.

    S-OU-THERN – Southern Mississippi – USM!

    S-OU-THERN – Southern Mississippi – USM!

    S-OU-THERN – Southern Mississippi – USM!

  4. Southern Miss Response Cheer

    Join in the Southern Miss response cheer when attending a Golden Eagles game. The cheer begins with the initiator chanting, “Southern Miss” with a finger raised and is completed with the responders chanting, “To the top” back while raising their finger.

    Southern Miss!

    To the top!

    Southern Miss!

    To the top!

    Southern Miss!

    To the top!

  5. Go Gold!

    Go Gold!

    Go Gold!

    Go Gold!

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