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  1. Delta State featured on ESPN broadcast as 'underrated' mascot

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    It's not too often a Division II team is mentioned on an ESPN telecast, especially on the network's hit show "College Football Live," which generally focuses on premier Division I programs. But on Wednesday, that changed when Delta State garnered some attention thanks to its, wait for it, mascot -- the Statesmen.

    Of course, the school's nickname is the Statesmen, but unofficially the school uses a Fighting Okra mascot. See this video to jog your memory. ...

    Updated 04-16-2014 at 05:20 PM by Ed Hooper

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  2. West Alabama, Shorter reveal 2014 schedules

    Two more Gulf South Conference football teams have announced their 2014 schedules. Shorter released its schedule on March 15, while West Alabama released its schedule on Tuesday.

    Florida Tech, which finished 5-7 last season, is the only GSC school that has yet to release its 2014 schedule.

    Shorter's schedule announcement came with a bit of big news. The Hawks will be the latest Gulf South Conference member to play at AT&T Stadium (formerly Cowboys Stadium) in the annual ...

    Updated 03-18-2014 at 03:49 PM by Ed Hooper

  3. GSC news/notes

    I realized I haven't made a post in a while, so I figured now was as good of a time to make a post as ever. There are actually some things going on right in the world of GSC football. Teams are opening up spring football and some former players have re-signed with professional teams, while others have signed contracts with new teams.

    There are several teams that have already opened spring football. Currently, Florida Tech (opened March 10), North Alabama (started Feb. 17 and spring ...

    Updated 03-12-2014 at 08:08 PM by Ed Hooper

  4. West Florida hires first-ever coach

    It was a historic moment at the University of West Florida earlier this month when the school officially introduced its first-ever head football coach. The Argonauts hired Pete Shinnick as the program's first coach. Shinnick will be in charge of recruiting the school's first-ever class and eventually leading the program onto the football field for the 2016 season.

    Shinnick knows the Gulf South Conference well, after playing against various members throughout his time at North Carolina-Pembroke, ...
  5. National Signing Day recap

    National Signing Day is a big day in college football, and that's especially true in the Gulf South Conference. Each school has been posting their up-to-date signings on their respective web pages, while many of the coaches and teams have gone to Twitter to post the names, information and pictures of their future players.

    Rather than posting each name on the blog, here are the links to the team's pages:

    Delta State
    Florida Tech
    North Alabama
    Shorter ...

    Updated 02-05-2014 at 02:23 PM by Ed Hooper

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