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Women’s basketball team to walk for a cure

Women’s basketball team to walk for a cure

Emma Corry, Special to The Shield

September 25, 2018


Filed under Sports

Alex Davidson described the Race for the Cure as moving and empowering. The women’s basketball team will walk with the university team for the 2018 Komen Evansville Tri-State Race for the Cure Sunday at the Eastland Mall. Susan G. Komen is an organization focused on raising funds for loc...

Women’s tennis gears up for great season

Women’s tennis gears up for great season

Rachel Lowhorn, Sports Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Briefs

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,”...

High hopes for men’s basketball season

High hopes for men’s basketball season

Rachel Lowhorn, Sports Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

As the Men’s Basketball team is preparing for the season, Rodney Watson begins his 9th year as head basketball coach. Coach Watson is 203-65 overall in his eight years with the team. Watson and the team constructed a 20 game winning streak making them 20-11 in the 2017 season. The Shield sits down ...

Lady Eagles stay humble after National Championship win

Lady Eagles stay humble after National Championship win

Austin A. Lewis, Sports Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Sports

The University of Southern Indiana’s Women’s Softball team is digging their talons into a new season. After soaring high from last season with a national championship, the team isn’t letting the win get to their heads or determine how things will go this time around. “Our kids are very ...

Where’s the accountability?

Where’s the accountability?

Riley Guerzini, Community Engagement Manager

August 27, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Ohio State Board of Trustees failed their university. They failed their students, they failed their employees, but most importantly they failed Courtney Smith. The university suspended its head football coach Urban Meyer Aug. 22 for three games after an investigation into his mishandling of do...

Reynolds named men’s golf coach

Reynolds named men’s golf coach

Austin A. Lewis, Sports Editor

August 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

The men’s golf program is starting the 2018-19 year off with more than just a fresh start, but with fresh leadership as well. Mike Reynolds is coming on as the seventh head coach in the program’s history. Reynolds is a Morehead State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in university studi...

More than just a president

More than just a president

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Shield When President Linda Bennett stepped in as the university’s president in July 2009, she was met with unfortunate circumstances. The athletic department, reeling from the recent resignation of head basketball coach Rick Herdes just two months before, became part of Bennett’s responsi...

Back to the basics

Back to the basics

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

Taylor Howerton sees golf as more of a lifestyle than a sport. The senior sports management major was a multi-sport athlete growing up and played basketball and volleyball for fun.  However, Howerton could see herself playing golf for the rest of her life and wanted to make a career out of it. ...

Finding a new groove

Finding a new groove

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

Coming off the success high of last season, the university softball team was ready to be just as successful this season. However, the season started rocky and left the team confused and discouraged. Caitlyn Bradley said she and her teammates asked themselves why they weren’t doing as well a...

Screaming Eagles baseball: the team that plays together, wins together

Screaming Eagles baseball: the team that plays together, wins together

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

Jordan Auker This past weekend, the Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles men’s baseball team played against the Lewis University Flyers in a four-game, back-to-back, doubleheader over the weekend. On Friday, the Eagles started off the series with a 4-2 run win and wrapped up the second game came  5-3. As the...

Relieved to see Tiger Woods return

Relieved to see Tiger Woods return

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

Flickr Recent sports headlines have featured stories of Tiger Woods’ highly anticipated return to the Masters this weekend. “Tiger Woods has returned and far surpassed anyone’s lofty expectations of what he’d be able to do this quickly,” Jim Nantz, CBS lead broadcaster said. “I've ha...

USI Men’s Track & Field finishes eighth at WashU invitational

USI Men’s Track & Field finishes eighth at WashU invitational

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

April 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

The men’s track and field team finished eighth at the Washington University in St. Louis Invitational over the weekend. Though his specific place was not known as of press time, Senior James Cecil said he probably placed somewhere in the teens. “We had people at different meets and at NC State ...

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