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The USI Intramurals Hall of Fame honors students who have competed at the highest level of intramural and club sports. (Graphic by Alyssa DeWig)

USI Intramurals Hall of Fame: The origin and potential future of the institution

Will Kessinger, Staff Writer April 4, 2024

Most are familiar with or aware of USI Intramural Sports and how it brings opportunities to students on campus by connecting people and providing mental, physical and competitive stimulation. However,...

Madi Webb, senior forward/center, prepares for the tip-off to start the game against the University of Wisconsin Monday in the Screaming Eagles Arena. (Photo by Peyton Peters)

Gallery: Women’s basketball loses 2nd National Invitation Tournament round against University of Wisconsin 62-67

Peyton Peters, Chief Copy Editor March 27, 2024

The women’s basketball team lost its second National Invitation Tournament round against the University of Wisconsin 62-67 Monday in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Triniti Ralston, freshman guard, shoots a free throw during the game against University of Illinois at Chicago Thursday in the Screaming Eagles Arena. (Photo by Peyton Peters)

Analysis: Impact of Women’s National Invitational Tournament games

Will Kessinger, Staff Writer March 27, 2024

Firstly, I want to congratulate the USI women’s basketball team on its successful season this year, from the coaching staff to the players and everyone who had a part in its success. This season has...

Meredith Raley, senior forward, drives to the basket in the Ohio Valley Conference Championship March 9. (Photo by Elizabeth Randolph and USI Athletic Communications)

Seniors reflect on experiences as student-athletes

Will Kessinger, Staff Writer March 26, 2024

Meredith Raley What was the moment in your athletic career when you knew you’d made it? “There’s different points throughout my career where I can say that I’ve made it. I think in high...

Lexie Green, senior guard, looks to pass the ball during the game against University of Illinois at Chicago Thursday in the Screaming Eagles Arena. (Photo by Peyton Peters)

Gallery: Women’s basketball wins 1st National Invitation Tournament round against University of Illinois at Chicago 69-64

Peyton Peters, Chief Copy Editor March 25, 2024

The women’s basketball team won its first National Invitation Tournament round against the University of Illinois at Chicago 69-64 Thursday in the Screaming Eagles Arena. The team will play in the...

The NCAA March Madness tournament spans from March 19 April 8. (Graphic by Karri Fox)

Opinion: My official 2024 March Madness bracket guide

Will Kessinger, Staff Writer March 20, 2024

This is going to be a long one. For those who are new to the March Madness tournament, I’m going to explain a lot. It might sound like math, but I swear it isn’t. Although, if you dig deeper, you will...

Madi Webb, senior forward/center, Triniti Ralston freshman guard, Tori Handley, graduate guard, and Chloe Gannon, freshman forward/center, huddle during the Title Game against the University of Tennessee at Martin March 9 at the Ford Center. (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Randolph and USI Athletic Communications)

Analysis: Southern Indiana women’s basketball team captures both regular season, tournament OVC titles

Will Kessinger, Staff Writer March 20, 2024

The USI women’s basketball team won the Ohio Valley Conference women’s championship Saturday, punching their ticket into the Women’s National Invitation Tournament postseason and adding another opportunity...

The baseball team celebrate its victory against Eastern Michigan University Friday at the USI Baseball Field. (Photo by Will Kessinger)

Analysis: USI wins dramatic home opener after awe-shocking 1st inning

Will Kessinger, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

The University of Southern Indiana baseball team debuted at home against Eastern Michigan University at 4 p.m. Friday at the USI Baseball field. The playing conditions were near-perfect, 56 degrees Fahrenheit,...

Nathan Deputy, freshman sport management major, and Maranda Uttke, freshman pre-dental hygiene major, set new diving records Jan. 13 at an exhibition diving meet against the University of Evansville.  (Photos courtesy of Barbara Goodwin)

Diving into USI athletic stars: Nathan Deputy, Maranda Uttke break dive records

Will Kessinger, Staff Writer February 20, 2024

The University of Southern Indiana swimming and diving teams took on the University of Evansville Jan. 13 in an exhibition diving meet. During the match, three school records were broken. The men's three-meter...

Sofia Davidoff, freshman biology major, and Antonia Ferrarini, freshman marketing major, participate in doubles Saturday at the Evansville Tennis Center. An interesting duo, Davidoff hails from Lagny-sur-Marne, France, while Ferrarini comes to Southern Indiana from Caxias do Sul, Brazil. (Photo courtesy of Nathanial Barbee and USI Athletic Communications)

Analysis: USI men’s, women’s tennis teams fail to grab momentum, fall to Austin Peay State University

Will Kessinger, Staff Writer February 20, 2024

The men’s and women’s tennis teams took on Austin Peay State Saturday at the Evansville Tennis Center. Coming into the matches, USI had a record of 1-3 (men’s) and 1-4 (women’s). Although both...

Cameron Kainer, USI swimming and diving head coach, said chemistry and camaraderie came naturally to the team. (Photo courtesy of Barbara Goodwin and USI Athletic Communications)

Feature: Swimming and diving head coach reflects on teams’ journeys throughout an inspiring season

Will Kessinger, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

Throughout Southern Indiana’s swim and dive season, the men's and women's teams have seen an overhaul in talent and youth. The teams feature two upperclassmen, two seniors, Donnevun Banks, senior diver...

Triniti Ralston, freshman guard, guards a Western Illinois University player Thursday in the Screaming Eagles Arena. (Photo by Peyton Peters)

Analysis: Screaming Eagles Arena hosts Media and Communications Night, featuring enthusiastic white-out crowd

Will Kessinger, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

The Screaming Eagles Arena was an enthusiastic crowd of cosmic proportions on Thursday night. It was Media and Communications Night, where communication and media faculty, students and alumni reunited...

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