Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Southern Miss Centennial

Happy Birthday Southern Miss! Well, almost. It is so crazy that the University of Southern Mississippi is almost 100 years old. Our Centennial Celebration is coming up, and I hope that everything goes well. In honor of our University's birthday, an exhibit opened up on Friday, March 5th. It is located on the first floor of the Cook Library, and there are several interesting things on display. The first thing that caught my eye was a red coat that the band used to wear, rather than the black and gold uniforms they wear today. The red coats were supposed to represent the Scottish heritage of President McCain, who was the president of the University at that time. I also learned that our band used to have a bagpipe section. Crazy, huh? It just shows what can change over 100 years! There was also a really cool painting of 3 football players that used to hang in the J.B. George Commons, which was recently torn down. There were also several Student Printz from years and years ago that you could browse through:

If you are interested in the history of Southern Miss, stop by the exhibit. If you would like to learn more about the Centennial Celebration, which will be on March 30th, click here.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Go Big Blue!

NCAA Basketball seems to be the focus of many of my peers the last few days. The SEC Championship was today, March 14th, at 12:30 p.m. The not ranked Mississippi State was defending the title against the second-ranked University of Kentucky. Surprisingly, it was an extremely close game, where the Wildcats were down by one to two points for most of the time. Freshman starter, DeMarcus Cousins, caught a rebound and beat the buzzer with a shot that tied up the game. Overtime continued the nail-biting, but when John Wall made a crucial three-pointer, Kentucky sealed the deal. The final score was 75-74. This was Kentucky's first SEC Championship since 2004, and it's 26th overall.

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John Wall jumped on DeMarcus Cousins after Cousins
had saved Wall's missed shot to tie up the game, and
Ramon Harris coming up behind.

The Wildcats are almost guaranteed to be the number one seed in the NCAA tournament. The championship brackets should be announced today. ESPN "bracketology" analysts debate the worthiness of different collegiate teams, as the NCAA selection committee reviews every teams' seasons. 65 teams will be selected to play in the opening round of the tournament. I feel that Kentucky may just go all the way, we'll see!

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