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Men fall out of GLVC tournament during first round

Men fall out of GLVC tournament during first round

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 13, 2017
Filed under Sports

The USI men’s basketball team lost a back and forth game Thursday at the Ford Center against Truman State University 69-68 in the quarterfinals of the GLVC Tournament. There were 17 lead changes throughout the game and the game was tied 15 different times. USI was leading the game with less than...

GALLERY: USI Men’s Basketball defeats Missouri S&T 86-78

GALLERY: USI Men’s Basketball defeats Missouri S&T 86-78

Jordan Auker, Photographer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

The men's basketball team beat Missouri University of Science and Technology Thursday evening 86-78 at the PAC.

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‘Treat them like it’s Division I’: Soccer coach discusses coaching philosophy, start to season

‘Treat them like it’s Division I’: Soccer coach discusses coaching philosophy, start to season

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor
September 1, 2016
Filed under Sports

After graduation Taylor Stevens knew she wanted soccer to be a part of her life. Stevens graduated in the spring from Murray State University and is now the assistant coach of the women’s soccer team. “Coaching was pretty much the closest thing I could do (to playing the game),” she said. S...

‘A very short memory’: Junior softballer discusses success, need to stay confident

‘A very short memory’: Junior softballer discusses success, need to stay confident

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
April 20, 2016
Filed under Sports

Junior computer science major Haley Hodges now holds the single-season home run record for the university. The pitcher/infielder sat down with The Shield to talk about when she discovered softball and this year’s season. The Shield: What got you started playing softball? Hodges: It was a little town...

Track and field opens outdoor season

Track and field opens outdoor season

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
April 5, 2016
Filed under Sports

Emily Roberts didn’t expect a record-breaking finish at the Washington College Invitational. She had been sick earlier that week and her only goal was to have a good race. “I was thinking I could (earn a personal record),” she said. “But it wasn't in my mind that I would be getting the reco...

Baseball falls 3-2

Caitlin Golden, Staff Writer
February 29, 2016
Filed under Sports

USI’s baseball team fell to Truman State Sunday evening in a 3-2 loss. The team was unable to score in the first four and a half innings. The first action came from senior shortstop, Kyle Niemeier who got a hit and RBI to bring in senior first basemen, Andrew Cope. Truman State was able to ...

Men’s basketball heads to second round of conference tournament

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 28, 2016
Filed under Sports

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Eagles earn overtime win, head to conference tournament

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 26, 2016
Filed under Sports

On senior night, in front of a crowd of 1597 people, the USI men's basketball team beat Bellarmine University in a 89-82 overtime win. Junior forward T.J. Tisdell said the team couldn't end the regular season with a loss, especially for the seniors on the team, Travis Britt and Shane Seniour. In ...

‘Remember it’s a clean slate’: Lady Eagles end win streak with 32-point loss

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 26, 2016
Filed under Sports

Randa Dallas said the women's basketball team made a lot of mistakes in its 89-57 loss to Bellarmine University. The team, which was on a four-game win streak, shot 32.4 percent from field-goal range and 10 percent from the three-point line. "We didn't make shots," the assistant coach said...

United unit

United unit

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 23, 2016
Filed under Sports

One of the most rewarding aspects of athletics is team camaraderie. I didn’t play sports competitively for a majority of my life, but even from a fan’s standpoint, it’s rewarding. I’ve been a part of something I think matters and with people who I think are the greatest at what they do. Th...

Women’s tennis feels like ‘family’

Women’s tennis feels like ‘family’

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 23, 2016
Filed under Sports

Keely Porter couldn’t be happier with her six-woman squad. The head coach for the women’s tennis team said she didn’t expect the size of this year’s team, but she sees the advantages of it. In its first two matches of the season, the team was not affected by size. It beat Lindenwood Univers...

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