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Now that college athletes can make money in California, how will NCAA policy change?

Now that college athletes can make money in California, how will NCAA policy change?

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

October 15, 2019

California Governor, Gavin Newsom, signed law on Sept. 30 stating student athletes can profit from the use of their names, images and likenesses despite push back from the NCAA. The bill would allow student athletes to make money from signing autographs or having their image displayed on promotional...

Upcoming women’s ultimate frisbee tournament

Upcoming women’s ultimate frisbee tournament

Ashley Phillips

October 9, 2019

It’s that time of year again where ultimate frisbee is in full swing. The girl's ultimate frisbee team has a tournament this coming weekend in Evansville. Erin Waite, a sophomore ultimate frisbee player,  came across the team under the breezeway at one of the tables that they set up. “When ...

Media Day is coming up

Media Day is coming up

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

October 1, 2019

Doesn’t everyone want to meet their favorite athletes? While not everyone can meet USI men’s and women’s basketball teams from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., starting at 6 p.m., at the Fall Festival, everyone can meet their favorite USI basketball athletes. Media Day is a day that USI men’s and women'...

No superstitions in basketball

No superstitions in basketball

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

October 1, 2019

Rodney Watson, head coach of the men’s basketball team,  believes everyone has a superstition, although he doesn’t always have one. “Superstitions are kinda like throwing salt over your shoulder,” Rodney Watson, head coach for the men’s basketball team, said, “...I think it’s personal p...

Passion for rugby takes priority over health

Passion for rugby takes priority over health

Nathan Brazina

September 24, 2019

Technological advancements supported by years of scientific research are being implemented in sports. Despite these advancements, sports are inevitably accompanied by injury. Alongside injury comes public ridicule from enraged fans and bystanders, demanding for new rules and adaptations to further sepa...

A career after basketball

A career after basketball

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

September 17, 2019

From USI to Malaysia, Australia and Thailand, one alumnus traveled the world to do one thing: tell stories. Will Harris, a 2004 USI graduate and former basketball player, has traveled around the world and is now a well-known cinematographer. Harris has always been in love with basketball and storytelling and while having no...

Passion, pain, rugby

Passion, pain, rugby

Nik Cunningham, Sprts Editor

September 10, 2019

Rugby is one of the most dangerous games to play. There are not many rules about players being physical. “You can’t hit anybody above the shoulders, so when you tackle you have to be below the waist pretty much,” said Ashton Fordsley, captain of the USI rugby team. During the rugby game Satu...

Steak Fry ‘n’ Auction raises money for scholarships

Steak Fry ‘n’ Auction raises money for scholarships

Nik Cunningham, Sprots Editor

September 3, 2019

The Steak Fry ‘n’ Auction started 26 years ago when the athletics department was selling Season Tickets. “It started as a promotion to sell Season Tickets and to just raise money,” Mandi Fulton said, assistant director of athletics. “It started at the Hilltop Grove.” Fulton said she is v...

Looking at the recent History of USI sports

Looking at the recent History of USI sports

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

August 29, 2019

The University of Southern Indiana has not been around very long. It started in the 60s and USI is still going strong today. With everything constantly moving forward, it is always good to look back at our accomplishments. Nov. 29, 2007: Women’s Basketball have an undefeated season Apr. 10, 2...

Upcoming Men’s Soccer Games

Upcoming Men’s Soccer Games

Nik Cunningham

August 19, 2019

Head Coach Mat Santoro talked about the most anticipated games for the rest of the Men’s Soccer season. Santoro  said the next game would always be their most anticipated. “The NCAA DII soccer schedule is so condensed…" Santoro said. "Every game is a region game and all but two are [Great...

Softball senior day wins double header

Softball senior day wins double header

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

April 16, 2019

The USI softball team had their senior night Saturday along with a doubleheader against Missouri University of Science & Technology. In the bottom of the first inning, sophomore infielder and outfielder Alicia Webb got an RBI scoring the first run in the game. “It’s a good feeling,” Webb said...

USI Screaming Eagles fall to Indianapolis Greyhounds

USI Screaming Eagles fall to Indianapolis Greyhounds

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

April 9, 2019

The USI Screaming Eagles baseball team lost in a doubleheader against the University of Indianapolis Saturday. During the first game, the Screaming Eagles came out swinging and gained a 1-0 lead against the Greyhounds. At the top of the second inning, the Screaming Eagles were at 3-0. In the bott...

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