Last year South Alabama was celebrating their first participant in the Senior Bowl by Courtney Smith. This year, the Jags have announced another first in the program. Senior placekicker Jordan Means was selected as an honorable mention to the NCAA FCS All-America team by Beyond Sports College Network.
Means, from Hoover, Alabama lead the Jags with 62 points last season. He became the first placekicker to lead the team in scoring in their short, three year history. He was 13-of-15 in field goal attempts and 23-of-26 on PATs. Means also set records of consecutive attempts made (7), most field goals in a season (13) and longest field goal in school history (48 yards).
Congratulations Jordan! Go Jags!
The South Alabama Athletic Department and Head Coach Joey Jones will have a Signing Day social Wednesday, February 1st at 5:00 p.m. in the John Counts Room at the Mitchell Center on the campus of the University of South Alabama. Head Football Coach Joey Jones will announce the Signing Class for the 2012 South Alabama Football season. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
There will be a meet and greet with Joey Jones and his staff from 5-5:30 p.m. with a video presentation beginning at 5:30 p.m. when Coach
Jones will present the recruiting class that have signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of South Alabama. There will be an opportunity for a question and answer segment with Coach Jones following the video presentation. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages
will be available to the guests with a cash bar.
Description of Events for Signing Day: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
- 4:30 p.m. – John Counts Room doors will open for guests.
- 5:00 p.m. – Joey Jones and his staff arrive for meet and greet.
- 5:30 p.m. – Coach Jones will speak and include a video presentation
- 6:15 p.m. – Event ends
For more information please call 461-1USA or visit www.usajaguars.com.
South Alabama Baseball will host the First Pitch Banquet Tuesday, February 7th at the USS Alabama Battleship Pavilion from 5:30-8 p.m. The event will feature former and current Jaguar major leaguers, including 2011 World Series and National League Championship Series MVP David Freese, the USA coaching staff and the 2012 Jaguar baseball team.
Currently confirmed as attending are Jaguar major leaguers P.J. Walters, Marlon Anderson, Jon Lieber, Lance Johnson and Allen Battle with the possibility of more confirming soon. Reservations for specialty tables with a Major Leaguer, first-year head coach Mark Calvi, former head coach Steve Kittrell and a current Jaguar student-athlete are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Individual tickets are available for $35 per person. The program will feature a silent auction, music, cash bar and buffet dinner by Namans Catering in addition to the evening’s speakers. Reservations can be made by calling (251) 461-1366 or by contacting Beth Schiavoni at firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds will go directly to benefit South Alabama Baseball.
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According to CoachingSearch.com and FootballScoop.com, Wide Receivers coach Ron Antoine has been hired to fill the same position at Fresno State.
Tim DeRuyter was hired to replace long time coach Pat Hill. CBS47 in Fresno California reported this on their newscast with the video clip below. It is unclear when Coach Jones was informed of this and who if anyone he has spoken to about the open position. DeRuyter and Antoine coached together at Ohio from 2002-2004.
Head Coach Joey Jones received a verbal commitment from Hueytown receiver Cameron Broadnax that he will sign with the Jaguars in early February. Cameron’s measureables are listed as 6’3″ 195lb and runs the 40 in around 4.58 with a 34″ verticle.
Cameron has offers from Middle Tennessee State, Samford, UAB as well as South Alabama. He said that he likes the Jaguars offensive approach and that it is a rising young program. He hopes to play quickly with the Jags.
They Hueytown head coach commented on Cameron saying, “The thing about Cam, he’s real long, he’s a full 6-3, and his leaping ability and his ball skills are phenomenal. A lot of guys are super fast, but they may not have the ball skills to make those types of catches. He is a leaper. That’s his biggest strength – his body awareness and when he twists around he makes some phenomenal catches. I told some guys, there’s nobody who runs routes better than he does or gets off the jam and has his kind of hands and ball skills. Depending on how much depth they have there now, I believe he’s a guy who can plug in there pretty quickly.”
Verbal commitments are non-binding and there is no early signing period for football recruits. Student-Athletes may begin to sign National Letter-of-Intents beginning February 1.
Come out to The Mitch for South Alabama Men’s Basketball vs. North Texas Thursday @ 7:05 PM and enjoy $1 Hot Dogs from 6-7 PM.
The Jags dropped their first game of the Sun Belt schedule on New Years Eve when they had a troublesome first half in Murfreesboro, TN against Middle Tennessee State. MTSU is 13-2 on the season and 2-0 in the Sun Belt which is first place in the eastern division and overall in the conference. Arkansas-Little Rock leads the western division with a 2-0 Sun Belt record but an overall record of 5-11 on the season.
The South Alabama Men’s Basketball Team will host the North Texas Mean Green Thursday, January 5th at the Mitchell Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Tickets start at $5. While you’re there, take advantage of $1 Hot Dogs from 6-7 p.m. during the pre-game.
Come out and support Head Coach Ronnie Arrow, Sun Belt Conference Pre-Season Player of the Year Augustine Rubit, and the Jaguars in the first home Sun Belt Conference game of the 2011-12 season.
Saturday, January 7th is $1 Day…all tickets in the upper level are only $1…Hot dogs and Pepsi’s are also $1 all day. The Jaguars will play Denver University in a doubleheader with the Lady Jags tip-off at 1 p.m. and the Men’s team will tip-off at 3:30 p.m. The Men’s game will be televised live on CSS so come out with your facepaint and signs.
Tickets are available in advance at the south side ticket office inside the Mitchell Center Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. You may also purchase tickets at any walk up ticket window the day / night of the game. Tickets start at $5. For more information you can call 461-1USA or visit www.usajaguars.com.
Upcoming Home Basketball Games:
Thursday, January 5
South Alabama Men’s Basketball vs. North Texas @ 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, January 7 (Doubleheader)
$1 Day…All upper level seats are $1 for this doubleheader…$1 Hot Dogs and Pepsis all day too!
South Alabama Women’s Basketball vs. Denver @ 1 p.m.
South Alabama Men’s Basketball vs. Denver @ 3:30 p.m.