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Schoenstein steps up, takes charge

Schoenstein steps up, takes charge

Caitlin Golden, Staff Writer
February 17
Filed under Sports

This year, Eric Schoenstein landed his “dream job.” Schoenstein, who started coaching 30 years ago, will take over as head coach of the women’s soccer team for the upcoming fall season. He grew up playing soccer and when he moved to Evansville he played for Mater Dei High School. He went o...

Balance the blame

Balance the blame

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 16
Filed under Sports

Blame does not usually belong to one individual. Oftentimes, it ends up on the shoulders of a person whose control only goes so far. I don’t like blame the coach mentality, but maybe more than that, I don’t understand it. After the men’s basketball team lost 89-80 to Maryville University, I s...

Defense ‘sparks’ offense for Eagles

Defense ‘sparks’ offense for Eagles

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 13
Filed under Sports

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Eagles earn win during ‘statement game’

Eagles earn win during ‘statement game’

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 13
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Men’s basketball falters in second half

Men’s basketball falters in second half

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 12
Filed under Sports

"We're always going to come out hot on the offensive end," the senior guard said. "...It's just more about stringing together some defensive stops."

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Women’s basketball team ends 10-game losing streak

Women’s basketball team ends 10-game losing streak

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 11
Filed under Sports

"Any other team would be like whatever, we're in a 10-game losing streak, whatever, we'll just wait until next year," Dallas said. "We're not doing that. We're not that team."

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‘Cherish every moment’

‘Cherish every moment’

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 9
Filed under Sports

“I felt bad instantaneously,” Kozlecar said. “He had to go through a lot to be able to play, and my heart just dropped when he told me.”

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Respect your elders

Respect your elders

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 9
Filed under Sports

This year’s hall of fame class embodies talent. They have the ability to be role models for student athletes who are currently in the same situations the alumni already lived through. I think the true benefactors of the USI Athletic Hall of Fame are current student athletes. It gives current athlet...

Condoms and conversation

Condoms and conversation

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 9
Filed under Sports

“We’re going to have facts and statistics that people will be digesting the reality of what STD’s are,” she said. “Even if they stop and think about it for a moment, I think that makes a small difference.”

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Brothers scores induction

Brothers scores induction

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 9
Filed under Sports

Ernie Brothers played basketball all his life, but it wasn’t until high school that he became competitive. “Once I started playing as a freshman (in high school), I really enjoyed it,” Brothers said. “I was not very good, so I had to work really hard during the summer to turn into a decent pl...

Start solid, stay solid

Start solid, stay solid

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 3
Filed under Sports

Almost every post-game interview I have done with the women’s basketball team lately has included the phrase: “We have to play for 40 minutes.” What this boils down to is the team, coaches and players alike believe the current losing streak stems from an inability to finish and/or start strong. ...

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