Southern Miss Attempts To Replace Its Murdered Mascot

In 1993, Southern Mississippi's golden eagle mascot Nugget II starved to death under mysterious circumstances, and alumni paid off the government to make questions go away. For two decades, students and alumni have been trying to bring a bird back to campus. This might be the closest they get. » 11/22/13 1:59pm 11/22/13 1:59pm

Who Killed Nugget II? Solving The Death Of Southern Miss's Mascot

The 1992 death of Nugget II, the University of Southern Mississippi's Golden Eagle, is cloaked in mystery. A federal investigation and autopsy revealed two possible causes of death: The eagle's body contained lead shotgun pellets, and it suffered from malnutrition. But no blame was ever assigned, and the case went… » 8/08/13 4:08pm 8/08/13 4:08pm