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Lessons on mental toughness

The Women's basketball team celebrates after a win.

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

January 22, 2019

Alex Davidson spent her first two seasons on the basketball team sitting the bench. The senior elementary education major’s family would crowd the bleachers each game, only to see Davidson play the last minute of every game. “My family was proud that I was even on the team,” Davidson said. “But to me, it was e...

Dancing through the pain

Miranda Brooks dances during the basketball game Saturday.

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

January 15, 2019

Miranda Brooks was told she would never make it as a dancer. When the senior psychology major told her high school coach she planned to try out for the USI dance team, her coach told her she didn’t think Brooks would ever make it. “I wanted to prove her wrong,” Brooks said. “I wanted to take it to the next step ...

USI’s new arena won’t open until spring semester

After a series of pushbacks, the university’s newly upgraded arena has an anticipated completion of spring 2019, construction project manager Gary Burgdorf said.

Noah Alatza and Jessica Schiffhauer

November 27, 2018

After a series of pushbacks, the university’s newly upgraded arena has an anticipated completion of spring 2019, construction project manager Gary Burgdorf said. “As with all construction projects, timelines are subject to many shifting variables, including weather,” Burgdorf said. “It is al...

Family rivalry leaves big shoes to fill

Titus Winder and Austin Nolan lead the pack of runners during a meet. The team will compete at

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

November 13, 2018

Austin Nolan is working to outrun his father. The junior accounting and finance major has a goal to beat the school record of 23 minutes 43 seconds for the 5-mile race. The record was set in 1983 by Nolan’s dad, James. “I was pretty close to running under 24 minutes for 8K this year, and I woul...

Working toward the same goals

The women’s soccer team played their last game Nov. 2. The team tied with Rockhurst University and went into double overtime, but failed to advance in the Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament due to penalty kicks.

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

Kennedy Moore has played soccer since she was about three and a half years old. Growing up in Evansville, the senior marketing major played in many different leagues and club soccer teams. Moore tore her retina playing soccer when she was 13. She thought she wouldn’t be able to play college soccer....

Uniting around a global sport

Students celebrate their win during the African Cultures Club Futsal Soccer Tournament Thursday evening.

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

Groups of students clad in jerseys waited patiently as they were grouped into seven teams, divided by continent. Freshman Abi Garner played for the team Europe. The studio art major said she chose the team along with her friend Nihat Onur, who is an international student from Germany. Garner ...

Women’s basketball team to walk for a cure

The 2018 Komen Evansville Tri-State Race for the Cure will begin at 7 a.m. Sunday at the Eastland Mall.

Emma Corry, Special to The Shield

September 25, 2018

Alex Davidson described the Race for the Cure as moving and empowering. The women’s basketball team will walk with the university team for the 2018 Komen Evansville Tri-State Race for the Cure Sunday at the Eastland Mall. Susan G. Komen is an organization focused on raising funds for loc...

Women’s tennis gears up for great season

Women's tennis gears up for great season

Rachel Lowhorn, Sports Editor

September 17, 2018

In her 28th year as head coach, Keely Porter has a strong team to lead in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Porter’s goal for the group is to “become individually more skilled.” This year’s team has four freshman, one sophomore and two juniors. “We have a competitively young group,”...

High hopes for men’s basketball season

Head coach Rodney Watson lays out the game plan to members of the 2014-15 men’s basketball team during a game agaisnt Davis Elkins College. Watson is the ninth head coach for the men’s team and 2015-16 will be his seventh coaching season.

Rachel Lowhorn, Sports Editor

September 17, 2018

As the Men’s Basketball team is preparing for the season, Rodney Watson begins his 9th year as head basketball coach. Coach Watson is 203-65 overall in his eight years with the team. Watson and the team constructed a 20 game winning streak making them 20-11 in the 2017 season. The Shield sits down ...

Lady Eagles stay humble after National Championship win

Student athletes with the University of Southern Indiana's Women's softball team practice at the Broadway Sports Complex, Aug. 28, 2018.

Austin A. Lewis, Sports Editor

August 28, 2018

The University of Southern Indiana’s Women’s Softball team is digging their talons into a new season. After soaring high from last season with a national championship, the team isn’t letting the win get to their heads or determine how things will go this time around. “Our kids are very ...

Where’s the accountability?

Where’s the accountability?

Riley Guerzini, Community Engagement Manager

August 27, 2018

The Ohio State Board of Trustees failed their university. They failed their students, they failed their employees, but most importantly they failed Courtney Smith. The university suspended its head football coach Urban Meyer Aug. 22 for three games after an investigation into his mishandling of do...

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