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USI mens basketball take the floor after a timeout against the University of Illinois-Springfield.

The Quint Take: What you missed this year

Quinton Watt, Staff Writer April 28, 2022

USI is going to Division I. The 2021-22 season is almost in the books, and the 43-year Great Lakes Valley Conference run is coming to an end. USI has been a big player in the GLVC throughout the years.  I...

Junior Titus Winders runs during the NCAA Division II championship races.

Titus Winders: For the love of running

Quinton Watt, Staff Writer April 5, 2022

A runner’s heart races as his feet propel him forward. He remembers that a year ago he was ranked 162nd. He looks ahead and sees another runner 50 meters ahead, and his feet start guiding him faster...

Jon Mark Hall speaks to a reporter after USI announced joining the Ohio Valley Conference.

USI voted DI, what’s next?

Quinton Watt, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

USI announced the transition to Division I on Feb. 7 and found its Division I home within the Ohio Valley Conference on Feb. 9. Where does USI go from here? Faculty and staff have been working on a...

Junior guard Soffia Rieckers fights to keep possession of the ball against William Jewell College. The Eagles defeated the Cardinals 86 - 51.

Gallery: University basketball vs William Jewell

Michaela Nees, Staff Photographer February 10, 2022

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