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Women’s basketball hopeful for bigger turnout

Women’s basketball hopeful for bigger turnout

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018

Jordan Auker Audrey Turner thinks men’s sports, including basketball, are more hyped than women’s sports. “I think the timing of men’s games is better, and in general it’s a faster-paced game and people would rather watch that,” the freshman special education major said. Turne...

Women’s basketball ‘off to a really good start’

Women’s basketball ‘off to a really good start’

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

Jacob Candler The Shield interviewed women’s basketball coach Rick Stein about the upcoming season and their goals for this year. The team just recently won 71-58 against the University of Indianapolis Greyhounds. The Shield: How’s the season started? Stein: We’re sitting 13-2 and one ...

Cheer team prepares for nationals

Cheer team prepares for nationals

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

January 10, 2018

USI photo services While many students were home for the holidays, the USI cheerleading team worked long and hard during the break. During these long practices the cheerleaders worked on their competitive routine for the UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship Jan. 12-1...

After tribulation comes triumph

After tribulation comes triumph

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

December 6, 2017

Before Aaron Nelson started donning the uniforms of professional basketball teams, he had much to overcome. The 26-year-old Chicago Heights native was blessed with his on-the-court skills, but parts of his life off the court have been far from blessed. Aside from personal issues he’s had to overc...

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