Date of Award


Degree Type

Honors College Thesis

Academic Program

Journalism BA


Communication Studies

First Advisor

Lindsey Maxwell, Ph.D

Advisor Department

Communication Studies


Season Pass: Southern Miss Sports Report is a creative activity investigating the process of producing and releasing a weekly sports report. The series is composed of twenty-four two-to-three-minute episodes that recap the highlights, scores, and performances of Southern Miss Athletic teams. In addition to the sports reports, the show includes feature stories that provide insight into the lives of Southern Miss Athletes and Athletic Staff outside of the sports world.

Season Pass aired weekly on Southern Miss Athletics’ Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts from the beginning of September 2020 through mid-March 2021. In this manuscript, I detail the pre-production, production, and post-production of the show. Additionally, all episodes are housed and available to view on the YouTube channel “Southern Miss Season Pass.”

In having the opportunity to produce a weekly sports report, I greatly enhanced my writing, reporting, interviewing, and editing skills. Furthermore, my knowledge of sports and athletic terminology grew, I learned how to meet quick deadlines, and I became more comfortable on camera. Altogether, the experience allowed me to significantly improve as a sports multi-media journalist.