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Bryce Krizan sets the university all time stolen bases record Saturday. Krizan batted over .700 in the weekend series against the University of Missouri in addition to stealing bases.

Baseball player steals the stolen base record

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 6, 2021

He spots the pitcher lifting his foot and takes off running for second base. He slides into the bag. The adrenaline rush of stealing another base is pumping through him.  Bryce Krizan, a graduate student...

The university softball team in 2018 as they concluded their season.

Softball team withdraws from Midwest Region Crossover following car accident

Shelby Clark, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

The university’s softball team withdrew from the Midwest Region Crossover and canceled all games from March 5-13 due to the injuries of 4 softball players and 2 coaches. The university’s 15 passenger...

Kobe Caldwell tries to hype the student section up during the last moments of the Men’s Basketball game on Apr. 1, 2019 at the Ford Center.

Potential COVID-19 case involving student athlete

Nik Cunningham, Publications Editor October 14, 2020

Media Day is when various media outlets interview USI basketball players. The event usually ends with the teams’ coaches presenting them at the Fall Festival. Media Day was supposed to be Tuesday...

Former USI athlete Stan Gouard was named the 10th head coach of the men's basketball team. Gouard served 12 years as head coach of the UIndy before returning to USI.

Basketball heating up in hopes of season

Christian Rigg and Nathanial Barbee October 8, 2020

Seven months ago, the men’s basketball team was on their way to Indianapolis for the regional tournament. It was at the Cracker Barrel in Bloomington where the team found out their season was over. There...

Volleyball prepares for season despite cancellation

Nathanial Barbee and Christian Rigg September 24, 2020

Everyone knew that the upcoming sports season would not be the same as it has been in years past.  Last semester, spring sports were canceled following the campus-wide shutdown, and conditions this...

Senior guard Mateo Rivera celebrates after a made basket February 24, 2020 afternoon at the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Athletes may not be getting eligibility this year

Nik Cunningham, Publications Editor September 14, 2020

Athletes were still able to get eligibility this semester, but only if they were able to come back next year. Now next semester is here and even more, athletes can’t play. Right now the plan is for...

Wednesday's network outage is the third in the past month, each resulting in a one-to-two hour loss in network connectivity for all of campus according to an email from Lance Woods, Director of IT Infrastructure. 

E-Sports during a semester of COVID-19

Kenzie Clayton, Staff Writer September 9, 2020

Many student organizations and sports teams have either had to readjust their plans for the fall semester or temporarily postpone them due to COVID-19. One organization that’s been doing fairly well...

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Volleyball and Soccer are postponed

Stewart Brooking, Sports Editor August 26, 2020

On July 27 2020 the GLVC made the decision to postpone high-risk contact sports such as Volleyball and Men’s and Women’s soccer. Men’s Soccer Men’s Soccer is one of the fall sports that are...

Students have to come back for eligibility

Students have to come back for eligibility

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor April 20, 2020

The NCAA announced that spring athletes are able to get their eligibility for the next year back next year, if the athletes decide they want to. “Right now, we're just trying to make sure we get clarification...

Archuleta getting ready for next season

Archuleta getting ready for next season

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor April 13, 2020

With all spring sports canceled and athletes sent home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, coaches and players are struggling with the changing reality. Tracy Archuleta, head coach of the baseball team,...

Former USI athlete Stan Gouard was named the 10th head coach of the men's basketball team. Gouard served 12 years as head coach of the UIndy before returning to USI.

Stan ‘Superman’ Gouard returns to USI as men’s head coach

Riley Guerzini and Nik Cunningham April 7, 2020

USI athletics announced Stan "Superman" Gouard as the new head coach for the men’s basketball team Tuesday afternoon in a Zoom press conference. He will be the 10th men’s head coach in USI’s history. “I...

Coach Rodney Watson celebrates his 232 career win at USI after defeating Kentucky Wesleyan 82-63 at the Screaming Eagles Arena. Watson announced his retirement Monday.

Watson retires as men’s head basketball coach

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief March 23, 2020

Men’s head basketball coach Rodney Watson is retiring, the university announced Monday. Watson, USI’s all time winningest head coach, said via video message the timing was perfect for “a new...

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