Patrick Westrick, Stadium Journey

New Review: Southern Miss Basketball

Recent history has not served the Golden Eagles well as they are struggling to keep afloat in C-USA. This has played a part in the poor attendance in the past few years. Reed Green Coliseum still is a very tough place to play for road teams with USM boasting a .719 winning percentage and having a 23 home game win streak as recently as 2013 but those days seem very distant when watching a game in The Yurt today.

Opened on December 6, 1965, and named after the man who served 44 years as a player, coach, and athletic director for USM, Southern Mississippi's Reed Green Coliseum was once a crown jewel of basketball in the south.  With its 8,095-seating capacity and uniquely designed seating bowl, fitting in a complete circle around the court instead of the tradition rectangle, USM had a very one-of-a-kind basketball experience to offer the Magnolia State. However in the 52 years since opening its doors, the Coliseum known as 'The Yurt' to Golden Eagle fans is in much need of a dramatic facelift to keep up with the times.

Click to read the full review of Reed Green Coliseum


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