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Eagle Fest 2016 will be held April 22-24

ROGELIO V. SOLIS/ASSOCIATED PRSES 
 Southern Miss football coach Jay Hopson speaks to fans, reporters and alumni after being introduced as the school's new football coach on campus Monday in Hattiesburg.
ROGELIO V. SOLIS/ASSOCIATED PRSES Southern Miss football coach Jay Hopson speaks to fans, reporters and alumni after being introduced as the school's new football coach on campus Monday in Hattiesburg. AP

Southern Miss announced the schedule for Eagle Fest 2016 on Friday.

The three-day weekend begins with the opening game of the Golden Eagles' baseball series against Rice at 7 p.m. on April 22. Fox Sports 2 will televise the contest.

April 23 will be the busiest day. At 10 a.m., a Future Golden Eagles Football camp for children ages 4 through the eighth grade will be held at M.M. Roberts Stadium. at The Rock. Children can participate in several drills with members of the Southern Miss Football team as part of this FREE clinic. Children will be able to register on the day of the free event at Gate 1 of M.M. Roberts Stadium.

The annual Champions Brunch will also take place April 23 in the Giannini Touchdown Terrace from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. This event will feature an excellent panel of former Southern Miss football greats. Current Eagle Club members and football season ticket holders are eligible to purchase tickets to the Champions Brunch.

Southern Miss will hold its annual Black and Gold Spring Game at noon on April 23 in M.M. Roberts Stadium. Admission is free, with seating available in the Lower Deck of the West Side and in the South End Zone.

Fans that purchase or renew their football season tickets before April 1 will be automatically entered into drawings to win great prizes centered on the spring game. Five season ticket holders will win spots in the Visiting Athletic Director's Booth to enjoy the game.

Five season ticket holders will win a pair of sideline passes to enjoy the action of the spring game up-close and in person from the sidelines. The grand prize winner will win the opportunity to have lunch with Coach Hopson and receive a jersey signed by Hopson.

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