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Track and field earns top five finishes

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
January 20, 2016
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Johnnie Guy led the men’s track and field team in its indoor season- opener this past weekend at the Little Giant Open. The senior finished the mile in four minutes 15.22 seconds to receive an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time. He beat teammate Tyler Pence by less than a second, who t...

Kuester to enter Hall of Fame

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
January 12, 2016
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Brian Kuester, a former USI baseball player, will be inducted into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame this month. He is entering as a coach of the South Spencer High School Rebels. He coached the team for 18 seasons and led the team to eight Pocket Athletic Conference championships. The team also collected...

Three Eagles place in ITA poll

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
January 12, 2016
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USI men’s tennis begins Feb. 5, and the team is ranked 32nd in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll nationally, and fourth in the midwest. This is the fourth straight season the Eagles are ranked in this position. The team finished 15-7 overall last season and were 5-1 in matches again...

Baseball ranked 33rd

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
January 12, 2016
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The baseball team ranked 33rd this year in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Preseason Poll. The team ranked 33rd in 2010 when it won the national championship, and in the past nine years it has ranked six times. The Eagles start the season Feb. 19, with a three-game series against Grand Valley Sta...

Tennis adds on for fall season

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
December 9, 2015
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The women’s tennis team signed one high school senior to a national letter of intent for the fall 2016 season. Lauren Hambrock will join the Eagles after completing her final year at Terre Haute South Vigo High School this year. According to a press release the women’s head coach, Keely Porter be...

Eagles sign ‘winner’

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
December 9, 2015
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Head coach of the women’s basketball team, Rick Stein, is excited for the team’s first early recruit. The team signed guard/forward Morgan Sherwood, a current high school senior at Charleston High School in Charleston, Illinois. In the first five games of her senior season she averaged 20.8 poin...

Eagles ranked 14 in early poll

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
December 1, 2015
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Men’s indoor track & field received a midway ranking in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association preseason poll. The team took the number 14 spot on the list out of 25 teams. The team will return runners who succeeded on the track last year including seniors Tyler P...

Baseball adds seven incoming freshmen

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
December 1, 2015
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Early signing started for baseball and USI took the opportunity to sign seven incoming freshmen. Five of the players will come from Indiana and two from Kentucky. Three of the five Indiana players are from Evansville: pitcher Tyler Hagedor, outfielder Aaron Euler and infielder Trevor Ricker. ...

Cross country qualifies for nationals

Sarah Loesch
November 11, 2015
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Both the men’s and women’s cross country qualified for the NCAA II National Championships. The women’s team finished fifth during the NCAA Division II Midwest Region Championships with two of their runners finishing in the top 20. Sophomore Emily Roberts and senior Jessica Reeves finished fifth ...

Basketball heads to Vegas

Sarah Loesch
November 11, 2015
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Men’s basketball will  travel to Las Vegas for their next two games. The team had an exhibition against Illinois State University, but the games in Vegas will mark the start of the regular season. The team will compete in the D2 Vegas Showdown against the University of Findlay and Lake Superior St...

Weinzapfel named All-GLVC

Sarah Loesch
November 11, 2015
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Josh Weinzapfel earned All--GLVC third team honors after the end of the 2015 men’s soccer season. Weinzapfel is a senior midfielder and he led the team with 16 points and six goals during his last season. He also had four assists. With his senior season included, Weinzapfel scored 34 points through bot...

Soccer season ends

Sarah Loesch
November 4, 2015
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USI men’s soccer lost the first game of the GLVC Tournament, ending their season with a 1-0 loss. The team played Rockhurst University, which is ranked seventh in the conference. The university season ended 8-7-3 overall, a record above .500 for the first time since 2012. 2012 was also ...

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