The South Alabama Jaguars men’s basketball program has competed in the Sun Belt Conference since 1978 when the league was formed. Since 1968, the Jaguars have compiled an overall record of 694–507 (.580). South Alabama has won the Sun Belt Conference championship five times and reached the NCAA tournament eight times. The Jaguars last NCAA tournament appearance was in 2008.
The South Alabama Jaguars football program, established in 2009, represents the University of South Alabama in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. South Alabama joined the FBS in 2012 as a member of the Sun Belt Conference (SBC).
On September 5, 2009, the University of South Alabama Jaguars football team defeated Hargrave Military Academy 30–13 in the program’s first ever game in front of more than 26,000 fans. The team completed its first season undefeated at 7–0, outscoring its opponents by a combined score of 321–41.
History of the Jaguars
The South Alabama Jaguars are a proud NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference member and have been since their inception in 2009. The Jaguars have had an impressive history of success, with multiple conference championships and appearances in bowl games. They also boast some outstanding individual players who have gone on to successful careers at the professional level.
Regarding sports, South Alabama has always been competitive within its division and beyond. In 2012 they won their first-ever Sun Belt Football Championship game against Arkansas State University by a score of 30-8, making them one of only two teams from the conference to win that title (the other being Louisiana Lafayette). This victory was followed up with another championship in 2014 when they defeated Appalachian State 34-27 for their second title overall and back-to-back titles for just the second time ever by any team from this league!
In addition to football success, South Alabama’s basketball program has seen outstanding achievements over recent years, including five consecutive postseason appearances between 2011 and 2016! During this period, they reached three straight semifinals (2013–15) before eventually winning both regular season & tournament championships during 2016/17, earning themselves an automatic bid into March Madness, where unfortunately, things didn’t go quite well… Nevertheless, these accomplishments show how far this university's basketball program has come since joining NCAA Division in 2008!
Finally, we mustn't forget baseball, arguably one of the USA's most successful programs. Have made seven regional tournaments between 2010 & 2017, winning four out of those seven times while also reaching Super Regionals twice during 2013 & 2015, respectively - only missing out on College World Series qualification due to unfortunate defeats each year... However, even though there may be room for improvement, there are still plenty of reasons why Jaguar fans should be proud of what they have achieved thus far under head coach Mark Calvi who recently celebrated his 10th-anniversary charge last month!!
College Sports Established
University of South Alabama
1976 - Present / NCAA Division I
1976 - Present / Sun Belt Conference
Jaguars - In 1965 the South Alabama Board of Trustees selected the Jaguar as the University’s official mascot.
During the late 1960’s, USA housed a live Jaguar on the campus. In 1968, Baton Rouge, La., civil engineer Toxie Craft donated a year old South American Jaguar to the University to serve as the official mascot. Craft’s first cousin, Huntley Fairchild of Sunshine, La., had learned from Jaguar Club member R.H. Radcliff Jr., that South Alabama was trying to acquire a live Jaguar to serve as the school’s mascot. Arrangements were made with USA Athletic Director Dr. Mel Lucas to bring the animal to Mobile. The acquisition of the jaguar triggered a reaction of jubilation through the growing USA campus.
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