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Men’s basketball beats Kentucky Wesleyan 85-81

Men’s basketball beats Kentucky Wesleyan 85-81

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
November 20, 2016
Filed under Sports

Assistant coach Kevin Gant remembers the rivalry the men's basketball team has with Kentucky Wesleyan College from when he was a player. Gant said the rivalry between "two historic teams" is something everyone cherishes. "This win mean's a whole lot," he said. The men's basketball team rounded...

Men’s basketball beats Florida Southern

Men’s basketball beats Florida Southern

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
November 19, 2016
Filed under Sports

The men's basketball team finished out its first game of the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Classic with a 108-94 win over Florida Southern. The team was lead by double-figure performances from Jeril Taylor (30), Julius Rajala (23) and Alex Stein (17). With his 23 point game, Rajala earned...

‘Be a playmaker’

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
November 18, 2016
Filed under Sports

Sophomore guard Alex Stein earned his first GLVC Player of the Week accolade after his performance this past weekend leading the team to two wins. He averaged a team-high 27.5 points per per game and finished the weekend with a 36-point performance against Ashland University. Previous to this, Stein w...

Women’s basketball wins season opener

Women’s basketball wins season opener

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
November 11, 2016
Filed under Sports

The women's basketball team opened up the 2016-17 season with its first 100 point game since February 2014. The Eagles beat the Roosevelt University Lakers 108-55 fueled by leading scorers Kaydie Grooms and Hannah Wascher. Grooms remained the team's leading scorer from the first quarter on ending...

Midnight Madness showcases 2016-17 basketball teams

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under Sports

e Physical Activites Center and stretched down the sidewalks and onto the streets in the 68-degree weather. The cause of the crowd this past Friday was Midnight Madness. “Midnight Madness is intended to promote the men and women’s basketball teams” Turner Baehl said. Baehl, a junior accounting ma...

Transfer aims for championship

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
October 19, 2016
Filed under Sports

Junior Marcellous Washington will begin his first season with the men’s basketball team in less than two weeks. The 6’1” guard transferred to USI after playing basketball for two years at Sinclair Community College. There he averaged 10.5 points and 5.5 assists per game. The Shield spoke to Washing...

‘In it for the team’

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
October 19, 2016
Filed under Sports

The women’s basketball team doesn’t have a set starting lineup, but Head Coach Rick Stein hopes all five seniors are competing for the spots. “All five of our seniors certainly have a chance to compete for a starting spot and at the very worst, minutes,” Stein said. “I really believe we ha...

‘Meshing early on’

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
September 30, 2016
Filed under Sports

The men’s ultimate frisbee season is in swing for 2016-17 school year. The Shield spoke with senior Joey Cowser to hear how the captain originally got involved with the team and the team’s goals for this season. The Shield: What position do you play on the team? Joey Cowser: I am primarily a cutt...

Program coordinator promotes benefits of intramurals

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
September 14, 2016
Filed under Sports

Brandon Szachta started his first year with USI as the new program coordinator for intramural and club sports. He joined the staff June 1st and since then has been working with the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center to prepare for the intramural and club sport seasons. The Shield sat down with Szach...

‘Come out on top’

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
September 14, 2016
Filed under Sports

Rugby sets sights on national championship

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‘I’m thankful for it everyday’

‘I’m thankful for it everyday’

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor
September 14, 2016
Filed under Sports

Daniel Wyatt said he has always had a passion for instructing golf. “I never thought I would be a golf coach in my life for a university but the path led me in that direction,” Wyatt said. “I’m thankful for it everyday.” Wyatt is the new head coach for the men’s golf team for the 2016-17 s...

Senior named finalist for broadcasting award

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor
September 7, 2016
Filed under Sports

Jevin Redman always played sports growing up. Redman a senior marketing major and radio/TV minor said after being around sports all his life he thought he would try broadcasting and quickly became obsessed with it. “Broadcasting is not hard but it’s not easy,” the Spin’s sports director said. ...

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