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Southern Miss, Tulane announce four-game agreement in football

Southern Miss receiver Allenzae Staggers picks his way through the Charlotte defense at M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg in 2016. USM and Tulane recently announced a four-game series.
Southern Miss receiver Allenzae Staggers picks his way through the Charlotte defense at M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg in 2016. USM and Tulane recently announced a four-game series. ttisbell@sunherald.com file

Regional rivals Southern Miss and Tulane will be squaring off plenty in the coming years.

The two schools announced a four-game agreement Thursday.

The series will begin Sept. 12, 2022, at Tulane’s Yulman Stadium. The series will head to Hattiesburg on Sept. 16, 2023.

After a short break, the home-and-home series will resume Sept. 26, 2026, at Tulane before wrapping up Sept. 11, 2027, in Hattiesburg.

USM and Tulane first played in 1979, with the Golden Eagles holding a 23-7 series advantage.

Southern Miss’ 2017 schedule has been set for some time.

The Golden Eagles have a strong collection of non-conference games:

Sept. 2: Kentucky

Sept. 9: Southern

Sept. 16: At Louisiana–Monroe

Nov. 4: At Tennessee

The Golden Eagles’ Conference USA schedule in 2017 features:

Sept. 30: North Texas

Oct. 7: At Texas–San Antonio

Oct. 14: UTEP

Oct. 21: At Louisiana Tech

Oct. 28: UAB

Nov. 11: At Rice

Nov. 18: Charlotte

Nov. 25: At Marshall

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

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