August 22, 2013 9:54:12 AM
Give the Golden Eagles some respect ... and coverage
As an Air Force retiree and hometown girl moving back to Columbus two years ago, I have been very disappointed in the amount of sports coverage The Dispatch gives toward USM/Southern Mississippi.
I eagerly awaited the fall sports section last year, as advertised, and was sorely disappointed NOTHING was mentioned about USM. Again, the same this year...NOTHING. Not even one article on how good or bad USM's season might be this year.
For us USM fans, we know it can't get any worse than last year, but not one article addressed last season or this upcoming season. If your lack of coverage is because USM is not in the SEC, consider this: Out of the last eight times USM played Ole Miss, USM won six games, until Ole MS quit playing USM.
You might be surprised at how many Golden Eagle alumni are in this area. Come on sports writers, there is another team in the State of Mississippi! Give the Golden Eagles some coverage.
1. Ask Rufus: The blues heritage of the Black Prairie LOCAL COLUMNS
2. Leonard Pitts: 'Hillbilly Elegy': a portrait of America's unseen NATIONAL COLUMNS
3. Bill Crawford: Mississippi needs every federal dollar it can get NATIONAL COLUMNS
4. Roses and thorns 8/28/16 ROSES & THORNS
5. Patrick Buchanan: Lots of smoke here, Hillary NATIONAL COLUMNS