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Spirit goes a long way for women’s ultimate

Spirit goes a long way for women’s ultimate

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Sports

The USI women’s ultimate frisbee club is approaching its fourth year of existence. Women’s ultimate is still the only all-girls club sport the university offers, but it’s thriving nonetheless. Initially, the women and men played on the same ultimate frisbee team, but at the end of the fall 2013 ...

COLUMN: What’s the point of the NCAA?

COLUMN: What’s the point of the NCAA?

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

The FBI brought to light last Tuesday a two-year long investigation that has all the makings of a stellar true crime film. There’s bribery, fraud, corruption and an apparel company. This was no sting to nab a drug lord who had been smuggling cocaine from Nicaragua to New Jersey. Instead, this s...

The Sideline View

The Sideline View

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

It’s over. It’s done. It finally happened. The USI men’s soccer team won its first conference match of the season Sunday and ended a four-match losing streak in the process. The Screaming Eagles were once again able to scream “we won.” It had been over 20 days since the team tasted vi...

Stein receives preseason honor

Stein receives preseason honor

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

Stein is the first USI player to receive preseason honors since Jamar Smith in the 2009-10 season and only the 10th Screaming Eagle overall.

Love of the game

Love of the game

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

Kyle Aiton still loves basketball, even though he left the USI men’s team with a year of eligibility still on the table. However, he doesn’t love everything that goes into being a college basketball player. From the offseason workouts to the early morning and afternoon shootarounds sandwiched ...

The Sideline View: Curb your expectations for the PAC

The Sideline View: Curb your expectations for the PAC

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

At the Board of Trustees meeting last week, USI Director of Facility Operations and Planning Jim Wolfe proudly showed a video of what the PAC is supposed to look like once two phases of construction are finished sometime during 2020. Predictably, the video picked up a lot of traction on social media. A...

The Sideline View: Cheering can be fun too

The Sideline View: Cheering can be fun too

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

With the futsal, softball and co-ed softball intramural leagues kicking off this week, it's time for the students to start supporting them by actually showing up at the games. No, these aren’t NCAA sanctioned sports or club sports like quidditch, rugby or ultimate frisbee, but why should that stop an...

The Sideline View: Majors matter more than athletics

The Sideline View: Majors matter more than athletics

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

As each season begins, so too does the realization for seniors that this doesn’t last forever. Something that’s been a huge part of your life or maybe even the reason you were able to go to college in the first place, is only temporary. For the 2017-18 academic year, there are 57 seniors on al...

The Sideline View: Focus on the new, not the old

The Sideline View: Focus on the new, not the old

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Collegiate sports may have more talent involved than high school sports, but the two are similar in one regard.  Seldom does either bring back the entire team for a second season. In high school, players quit or move like in college when players quit or transfer to another school. And there’s so...

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