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Fond memories of a bad game

Sophomore guard Mateo Rivera looks for an open teammate to pass the ball to during the first half of the men’s Final Four basketball game.

October 29, 2019

The Screaming Eagles men’s basketball team fell to the University of Evansville Aces Oct. 28, 68-71. Brent Owen, the assistant coach to the men’s basketball team, said the main problem the Eagles had was the amount of turnovers they committed. “Twenty-six turnovers is the start of the pro...

What does it take to get into the USI sports Hall of Fame?

What does it take to get into the USI sports Hall of Fame?

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

October 29, 2019

Entering the Hall of Fame is a dream that athletes hope to achieve, but very few of them actually make it there. “For the athletic hall of fame, we’re really looking at accomplishments on the fields and on the courts and also see how well how well their academic career would be factored in,” s...

Canton Charge take Alex Stein No. 12 in G-League draft

Alex Stein, senior guard, celebrates with the fans after they defeated Western Texas University 94-84 Wednesday night at the Ford Center.

Nik Cunningham and Riley Guerzini

October 26, 2019

Former USI Basketball player Alex Stein was taken No. 12 overall by the Canton Charge in the NBA G-League draft on Oct. 26. Stein scored more than 2,000 points during his career at USI and averaged an impressive 20.9 points per game. The G-League is the NBA’s minor and is a platform for ameat...

Midnight Madness kicks off the season

Midnight Madness kicks off the season

October 22, 2019

Midnight Madness kicked off the men’s and women’s basketball seasons. The Athletics Department faced the two teams off against each other in increasingly hilarious games and challenges. The stands were packed like sardines. Everyone walking between the seats and trying to find a place to sit had to c...

Achilles tear not keeping Caldwell down

Achilles tear not keeping Caldwell down

Nik Cunningham, Sprts Editor

October 22, 2019

It can be easy to get a sports injury. Injuries are common in sports and caused by strain or overuse and most can be easily repaired by most moving the injury as little as possible. Most of the more common injuries can be fixed with a cold compress and a few hours or days to feel, but not the Achil...

Athletic director talks potential ramifications after new California law

Athletic director talks potential ramifications after new California law

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...

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