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Potential COVID-19 case involving student athlete

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.
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...

Basketball heating up in hopes of season

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.
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

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...

Athletes may not be getting eligibility this year

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

E-Sports during a semester of COVID-19

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. 
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...

Volleyball and Soccer are postponed

Photo courtesy of USI Sports Information
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
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
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,...

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

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.
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...

Watson retires as men’s head basketball coach

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.
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...

All sports cancelled until April 6

Coach Rodney Watson talks to the team during a timeout against Kentucky Wesleyan College at the Screaming Eagles Arena.
March 17, 2020

The NCAA, GLVC and USI Athletics have cancelled all athletic season games and practices until April 6.  After April sixth the Athletics department will review the situation brought by COVID-19. They...

Outfielder leads by example

Aaron Euler, a junior outfielder, bating against William Jewell on March 3.
March 3, 2020

Aaron Euler has played baseball since he was little. He said that baseball turned into his passion when his father introduced it to him. “My dad got me into baseball at a really young age,”...

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