USM men’s basketball player Jeremy Jackson hadn’t been in his hometown just outside of New Orleans since August. But Jackson joined his teammates for a holiday tournament in the Big Easy over Christmas break, and the team was able to take away much more than just wins and losses from its trip.
Men’s basketball team: Last season the USM men’s basketball team won five of their first six games, which was one more win than they had in the entire 2009-2010 season. The Huskies have already repeated their early-season success in 2011-2012 by starting 3-0, and they have a bevy of returners that seem eager to erase [...]
In 1987, legendary USM men’s and women’s basketball coach Doc Costello accomplished something no other NCAA coach had done before, but it was his kindness and class toward everyone he came across that stood out far beyond his success and triumphs.
As I walked into USM Athletic Director Al Bean’s office last week, pictures adorned the wall, a bat leaned against the far wall with a furry USM Husky golf head cover over the knob and a graduate assistant and an intern were hard at work. Below me I felt my foot drag on a what [...]
As I approach my final year of school and my final year contributing to The Free Press, I’ve realized one theme remains consistent at USM: Students aren’t motivated to get involved.
The USM women’s and men’s outdoor track and field teams took home some more hardware on Saturday as they won their 12th and fourth straight Little East Conference Titles, due in large part to the usual suspects: Bethany Dumas and Matt Harmon.
As a former athlete at USM, I can attest to the nostalgia of watching sports that I once played competitively, but I feel I have been truly lucky to have the help from the USM Athletics Department, and the dedicated people who work in it during my four semesters as sports editor.
Along with the ebbs and flows of a college athletic season, there are performances and accomplishments that stand out among others. In honor of The Free Press’ last issue of the academic year, the Sports staff has compiled the top ten USM sports performances of the 2010-2011 year. Sit back and enjoy.
The NCAA’s new BBCOR bat standard was implemented in college baseball this spring, but it hasn’t taken long for programs to get used to the new bats, with USM being one of them.
Kobe Bryant is arguably one of the best NBA shooting guards of all-time, but his actions and attitude show hints of immaturity.