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Cheer team prepares for nationals

Cheer team prepares for nationals

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

January 10, 2018


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USI photo services While many students were home for the holidays, the USI cheerleading team worked long and hard during the break. During these long practices the cheerleaders worked on their competitive routine for the UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship Jan. 12-1...

After tribulation comes triumph

After tribulation comes triumph

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

December 6, 2017


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Before Aaron Nelson started donning the uniforms of professional basketball teams, he had much to overcome. The 26-year-old Chicago Heights native was blessed with his on-the-court skills, but parts of his life off the court have been far from blessed. Aside from personal issues he’s had to overc...

Hansen returns from suspension

Hansen returns from suspension

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

November 17, 2017


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He’s back. Nate Hansen is finally back. The junior guard/forward has played in two games since being suspended for the first three games of the season for a “violation of team rules.” In those two games, USI (3-2) is 2-0 and has outscored its opponents 180-143. With Hansen sidelined, USI w...

SLIDESHOW: Eagles beat Brescia 93-67

SLIDESHOW: Eagles beat Brescia 93-67

Jalon Dowell, Photographer

November 17, 2017


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Freshmen fitting into the formula

Freshmen fitting into the formula

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

November 8, 2017


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In the most recent regular season game, the USI men’s basketball team played, an 88-75 win against Kentucky Wesleyan Saturday to conclude the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at the Ford Center, Alex Stein had a rough night. The junior shooting guard went 1-of-9 from the floor and neede...

The Sideline View: What happens when Hansen comes back?

The Sideline View: What happens when  Hansen comes back?

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Nate Hansen is two-thirds of the way through his three-game suspension for a “violation of team rules,” and the team felt that during the regular season opener Friday night against Augustana University (2-0). In front of a subpar crowd (826 people) for the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame C...

SLIDESHOW: USI Women’s Ultimate Frisbee

SLIDESHOW: USI Women’s Ultimate Frisbee

Jenna Bowman, Photographer

November 7, 2017


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Women’s basketball ready to recoup

Women’s basketball ready to recoup

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

November 4, 2017


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What started out promising ended horribly. The USI women’s basketball team entered the GLVC Tournament in March as the tournament’s No. 2 seed with a 14-2 record since the start of 2017 and a 24-4 record overall. The Lady Screaming Eagles won the GLVC East by two games and with a win against UI...

‘His effort was incredible’

‘His effort was incredible’

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

Alex Stein has the lost art. The junior shooting guard can do something on the court other players can’t or don’t. He can nail a consistent mid-range jumper.

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