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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


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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...

USI beats UW Parkside

Matt Zielske

January 29, 2011


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The University of Southern Indiana women held off UW-Parkside in the closing minutes of the game to win 72-66. Up by as much as 18 at the half the Lady Eagles overcame a late charge by the Parkside women that pulled them within three in the final minutes. “It was a gut check; we knew they were going ...

Hall of Fame inductees announced

Dani Palmer

January 25, 2011


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The inductees into the University of Southern Indiana sports hall of fame have been announced. Seven individuals have been selected ranging across varying sports. Read More »...

Students scale to new heights.

Dani Palmer

January 25, 2011


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For those who enjoy rock climbing but don't want to fight the cold winter, the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center is the place to go on campus. The RFW at USI is home to a 36-foot rock climbing tower and a complete bouldering wall. According to student manager Heath Kline, the rock climbing center ...

USI men fall to University of Indy

Matt Zielske

January 22, 2011


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USI fell to the University of Indy for the first time at home since 1982; the game was a physical match up on the court The final score was 70-68 a shot that was tipped in by U Indy off a second missed free throw leaving .5 tenths of a second on the clock. “That was a great college game,” said Head...

Women fall to U of Indy

Matt Zielske

January 22, 2011


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The USI women, 10-8 overall, fought and clawed for 55 minutes of game play but came up short against University of Indianapolis, 11-7 overall, losing 101-100. The game was extended into overtime 3 times and each instance the lady eagles battled back. During the second overtime Senior Amie Newhart h...

Former eagle receives posthumous degree

Matt Zielske

January 18, 2011


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Jeron Lewis wasn’t only an athlete, a father, a teammate and a soon-to-be husband, but also a student. His passing on January 14, 2010 not only resulted in the loss of an individual who impacted the USI community greatly, but a student who wasn’t able to complete a journey that many do. Read Mor...

Lady Eagles soar after weak start

Matt Zielske

January 13, 2011


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Being too timid can result in missed opportunities, and the first half of the women's home basketball game reflected this. The Lady Eagles had to take control of their aggressiveness against the Panthers of Drury University to help ensure a victory of 63-59 this evening at the Physical Activities Ce...

Despite injury, best of her class

Justin Law

November 18, 2010


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Despite a knee condition, Freshman Kaylee McClanahan was the first Freshmen to finish at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships on November 6th. This was her first year with the University of Southern Indiana’s Cross Country team. Read More »...

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