The Southern Miss volleyball team will host the 2014 Conference USA tournament, giving the Golden Eagles home court advantage. However, more importantly, it brings additional revenue to the city.


The tournament starts tomorrow and each team will reside and eat in the city, giving local businesses an extra boost before the holiday.

Bridget Curtis, a worker at Krispy Kreme, said the incoming teams draw excitement to the city.

” We always look forward to teams coming into town because it means we’re going to get a lot of business from them and usually it means we have lot of happy people coming to get some doughnuts.”


Curtis also said the tournament helps all local businesses for the better.

Southern Miss will play North Texas Friday evening at 7 p.m. in Reed Green Coliseum.