USM BLOG: Robbins gets some love; school president may be in place soon

Posted by PATRICK MAGEE on January 31, 2013 

Some random USM notes for your Thursday evening:

* BASEBALL: Southern Miss sophomore outfielder Mason Robbins was named third-team preseason All-American by Baseball America today.

Robbins is set for a big season after batting .330 with three home runs and 38 RBI during his freshman campaign.

The USM baseball season starts on Feb. 15 with a three-game series against Missouri in Hattiesburg.

* PRESIDENT: The Southern Miss president search appears to be nearing an end, and an announcement could happen by early next week (possibly Monday).

Speculation surrounds a group of three men as the final candidates for the job:

# Stephen Doblin, Lamar University provost - According to his Lamar bio, Doblin is the vice president of academic affairs. Doblin, who is a former faculty member at USM, attended the University of Alabama.

# Rodney Bennett, University of Georgia vice president of student affairs - He previously served as UGA's Dean of Students and Interim Associate Provost for Institutional Diversity.

# Joe Paul, USM vice president of student affairs - He has served more than three decades as a USM student affairs administrator.

* BASKETBALL: The USM men's basketball team didn't play last night, but it received a nice boost in the RPI rankings.

According to CBS Sports, USM (17-4) sits at 36th overall in the RPI.

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