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USI men win first post season game after 2 year hiatus.

Matt Zielske
February 27, 2011
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In their first post season game in two years the University of Southern Indiana men jumped past Wisconsin-Parkside during the first round of the Great Lakes Valley Conference, 92-64, Saturday night. The well balanced Screaming Eagles had three players in the double digits and all but one player had point...

USI women fall to U Indy in the first round of the GLVC Championshps

Matt Zielske
February 26, 2011
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The University of Indianapolis (U Indy) led by Heather Gonser with 31 points shut out University of Southern Indiana (USI) in the first round of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. USI struggled throughout the game with pulling down important offensive and defensive rebounds. “Anytime a team out rebou...

Conference opener breakdown -men

Matt Zielske
February 22, 2011
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The University of Southern Indiana men, 22-4 overall and 14-4 in the conference, will square off against the University of Wisconsin-Parkside who is 9-17 overall and 6-12 in the conference. The only times these two teams met was on January 29 when USI won 93-81. During this game C.J. Trotter and Moh...

Conference opener breakdown – women

Matt Zielske
February 22, 2011
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The university of southern Indiana women’s basketball team is 16-10 overall and 12-6 in the conference. This weekend they will play the first round of the Great Lakes Valley Conference at the physical activities center against the University of Indianapolis. The university of Indianapolis is curren...

Tennis team set to surpass last seasons success

Dani Palmer
February 22, 2011
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Senior Michelle Gigentri ended last year with an injury. As she enters her final season as a Screaming Eagle, she looks to have individual success as well as lead the women’s tennis team to a conference birth. “Michelle is a real leader,” Head Coach Keely Porter said. “She was injured at the e...

USI weathers storm to beat Northern Kentucky

Matt Zielske
February 19, 2011
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Southern Indiana held on in the final seconds against Northern Kentucky to secure a win at home on senior night and a number two seed in the conference tournament. Mohamed Ntumba and Isaac McClure combined for 36 points to lead the eagles at the physical activities center. Mohammed also had five bloc...

Lady Eagles fall to Northern Kentucky

Matt Zielske
February 19, 2011
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Despite a fast start making five three pointers in the opening minutes of the game the USI women fell to Northern Kentucky, 73-63. Kristin Raker made quick three shots from beyond the arc to spark a flurry of shooting by the USI women. The eagles made eight of their first shots, five of which were thre...

Defense helps propel USI women to large win

Dani Palmer
February 17, 2011
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USI's Lady Eagles picked up a win and conference title Thursday night as they defeated Bellarmine University 73-53. Finishing off the last road game of a series at Bellarmine, the women used spot-on-shooting and stifling defense to shut out the Knights and clench the GLVC East Division title.  "Our league really is...

Pitching wins championships

Dani Palmer
February 16, 2011
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Head Coach Tracy Archuleta and his baseball team have two things in mind when looking towards the upcoming season and having a winning record. “It’s all about pitching, pitching and defense,” Achuleta said. Coming off a weak start to this season, the baseball team is 1-2. Pitching played a maj...

Baseball – Slow Start – Promising outlook

Matt Zielske
February 15, 2011
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Winning a college baseball national championship is never an easy accomplishment. Teams have to put in countless hours of hard work throughout the season and play perfect baseball in the postseason. Coming back the next season with a number one ranking and trying to live up to the success of the pr...

NCAA committee makes ruling on men's basketball play

Matt Zielske
February 8, 2011
Filed under Sports

Learning from the past and dwelling on it are two different things. The University of Southern Indiana men’s basketball team can now move forward after being cleared for post season play on Friday by the NCAA Infractions committee. Twenty-one months from beginning to end is the length of time the ...

USI International Soccer Club

Dani Palmer
February 8, 2011
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Tape holds frayed rope together to poles on opposing sides of a basketball court. It's 9 p.m. on Thursday night at the Recreation and Fitness center and a collection of international students have assembled to kick an oversized softball around the gym. For the next few hours, the sport that has been de...

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