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Women’s tennis gears up for great season

Women’s tennis gears up for great season

Rachel Lowhorn, Sports Editor

September 17, 2018


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In her 28th year as head coach, Keely Porter has a strong team to lead in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Porter’s goal for the group is to “become individually more skilled.” This year’s team has four freshman, one sophomore and two juniors. “We have a competitively young group,”...

Athletic director named chair of NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Committee

Athletic director named chair of NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Committee

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 11, 2018


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The university's director of athletics Jon Mark Hall has been named the NCAA Division II Basketball Committee chair. The committee has direct oversight responsibilities for the men’s basketball championship. Hall is serving out a five-year term through 2019-20. Hall has served on many other...

George Edwards leaves Eagles with three games left

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 16, 2016


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Senior forward George Edwards has decided to leave the men's basketball team this season, according to a news release from the Athletics Department. Edwards was fourth on the team in scoring, with 11.8 points per game. Three games remain in the team's regular season before the start of the GLVC...

Shutout starts season

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 9, 2016


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The men’s tennis team started its 2016 season with a 9-0 win over Indiana University-Southeast. The Eagles were led by sophomore Samuel Kiladejo who played the number one singles position during the match at the Evansville Tennis Center. Kiladejo lost his first set but came back in the second se...

Underclassmen set pace

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 9, 2016


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Freshman Darius Payne and sophomore Jesse Stanley both earned Top-10 finishes in the 800 meter race at the Don DeNoon Invitational. The race was hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Payne helped lead USI with his time of one minute, 57.58 seconds to earn him ninth place. Stanley followe...

Schoenstein named head coach

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 9, 2016


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Eric Schoenstein was officially hired as head coach of the women’s soccer team. Schoenstein was the first full-time assistant coach hired at USI and after the resignation of former head coach Krissy Engelbrecht, acted as interim head coach. Schoenstein played soccer for USI from 1988-91. The team won ...

Men’s tennis picked to finish second

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 2, 2016


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The USI men’s tennis team was picked to finish second in the GLVC East Division this year in a vote by the head coaches in the league. USI ended the 2014-15 season 15-7 overall and 5-1 in the conference. The season ended during the first round of the Division II NCAA Midwest Regional Tournament ...

Eagles soar at track and field challenge

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 2, 2016


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Chase Broughton and Josh Guy both earned first place finishes at the University of Indianapolis Track & Field Challenge. Broughton ran the 800 meter race and completed it in one minute, 57.71 seconds to help lead the team. Guy competed in the 3,000 meter race and finished in eight minutes 31.73 se...

Track and field moves up in ranking

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 2, 2016


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The USI men’s track and field team moved six spots in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s Top 25 Computer Rankings. The team is now No. 16 on the list. Senior All-American Johnnie Guy also earned his third Great Lakes Valley Conference Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of...

Hall of fame tickets on sale

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 2, 2016


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Tickets to the USI Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony are now on sale. The ceremony includes a reception and dinner open to the public. The ceremony, which is  Feb. 12, is $25 per ticket and reservations should be made through the Athletic Department. All reservations must be made by noon ...

Guy earns two weekly honors

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

January 26, 2016


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Johnnie Guy was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association Division II National Athlete of the Week and the Great Lakes Valley Conference Men’s Track Athlete of the Week. The honor follows his performance at the Gladstein Invitational, where he posted the seventh-fas...

Hammonds earns second place

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

January 26, 2016


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Micheal Hammonds finished in second place at the University of Indianapolis Collegiate Invitational this weekend for the shot put and weight throw. Hammond previously set a school record for the shot put last year during the Tom Hathaway Distance Carnival. He beat last years mark of 50 feet, 4.75 inc...

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