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Let the madness begin

Matt Zielske

March 15, 2011

The madness is back. March is best known for St.Patrick’s day, rain and the biggest college basketball tournament in the country. This past Sunday, the field of 68 was unveiled to the country. Since 2001, the tournament has had 65 teams in the field with one play-in game. This year, the committee...

The man behind the voice

Dani Palmer

March 2, 2011

  A young man stands in front of a church congregation and gives his confirmation. In the audience a proud mother and father sit and watch their son. It’s in this moment that they discover, along with the rest of the congregation, a special gift young Craig Prindle was born with: the gift of publi...

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

Matt Zielske

February 27, 2011

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 27, 2011

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 23, 2011

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 23, 2011

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 23, 2011

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

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

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 18, 2011

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

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

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...

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