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Steak Fry ‘n’ Auction raises money for scholarships

Steak Fry ‘n’ Auction raises money for scholarships

Nik Cunningham, Sprots Editor

September 3, 2019

The Steak Fry ‘n’ Auction started 26 years ago when the athletics department was selling Season Tickets. “It started as a promotion to sell Season Tickets and to just raise money,” Mandi Fulton said, assistant director of athletics. “It started at the Hilltop Grove.” Fulton said she is v...

Looking at the recent History of USI sports

Looking at the recent History of USI sports

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

August 29, 2019

The University of Southern Indiana has not been around very long. It started in the 60s and USI is still going strong today. With everything constantly moving forward, it is always good to look back at our accomplishments. Nov. 29, 2007: Women’s Basketball have an undefeated season Apr. 10, 2...

Upcoming Men’s Soccer Games

The USI Men's Soccer Team taken by USI Athletic Communications.

Nik Cunningham

August 19, 2019

Head Coach Mat Santoro talked about the most anticipated games for the rest of the Men’s Soccer season. Santoro  said the next game would always be their most anticipated. “The NCAA DII soccer schedule is so condensed…" Santoro said. "Every game is a region game and all but two are [Great...

Softball senior day wins double header

Softball senior day wins double header

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

April 16, 2019

The USI softball team had their senior night Saturday along with a doubleheader against Missouri University of Science & Technology. In the bottom of the first inning, sophomore infielder and outfielder Alicia Webb got an RBI scoring the first run in the game. “It’s a good feeling,” Webb said...

USI Screaming Eagles fall to Indianapolis Greyhounds

Jacob Fleming up to bat against the University of Indianapolis.

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

April 9, 2019

The USI Screaming Eagles baseball team lost in a doubleheader against the University of Indianapolis Saturday. During the first game, the Screaming Eagles came out swinging and gained a 1-0 lead against the Greyhounds. At the top of the second inning, the Screaming Eagles were at 3-0. In the bott...

USI falls short of title game

Running around a member of the opposing team, senior guard Alex Stein looks for an open teammate.

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

April 9, 2019

Elite Eight The atmosphere of USI men’s basketball NCAA Division II Elite Eight game against West Texas A&M was electric with over 7,000 people in attendance at the Ford Center March 27. The attendance hit the new record for the most in an Elite Eight game. The number included thousands...

“We’re not done yet.”

Emmanuel Little shooting at practice Friday.

Nik Cunningham

March 26, 2019

Nate Hanson describes the feeling of winning that game like he was seeing it on TV. “First half, we started out really well, and they ended up going on a run. They went up about 18. Second half, Coach Gant, gotta give credit to him, came up and it really got us motivated to play and we have a r...

Hopes for the future

Eric Schoenstein, the newly appointed head coach of women’s soccer, talks to players last year during a game. Schoenstein spent two years as assistant coach before he was hired to replace former head coach Krissy Engelbrecht.

Nik Cunningham

March 26, 2019

The women’s soccer team will play in the NCAA Division 1 for the second year in a row. Head Coach Eric Schoenstein is very excited. “We’re in the best shape we’ve ever been in as a program, right now. We’re just trying to improve each year, and take the next step to the NCAA Tournament ne...

‘It doesn’t matter how we started, just how we end’

‘It doesn’t matter how we started, just how we end’

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

March 12, 2019

Caitlyn Bradley and Haylee Smith agree: having multiple softball games, one after the other, over spring break, is tiring, but it is too much fun to complain. The USI Softball team played twelve games over spring break. They started in Clermont, Florida, March 2 and ended in Leesburg, Florida, March 9. ...

PAC Comeback

Work on the new floor began July 24, and ended earlier this month.

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

March 12, 2019

Rodney Watson said the Senior Night game was something no one would be able to ever forget. “To win a game dramatically like that... no one will ever be able to forget, whether it was the players, the coaches, the fans,” the head men’s basketball coach said. “That kind of took place of the ...

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