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The Sideline View: What issues are athletes allowed to speak about?

The Sideline View: What issues are athletes allowed to speak about?

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

One name remains off of an NFL roster as training camps near completion: Colin Kaepernick. The 29-year-old made ripples last year when he started kneeling instead of standing for the National Anthem. To many onlookers, Kaepernick’s actions were seen as an affront to the police and military, not as ...

Grab your brooms in time for Quidditch

Grab your brooms in time for Quidditch

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Sports

Flying on a broom can be difficult, with a lack of magic and the amount of gravity that exists on the Earth’s surface, but that hasn’t stopped the USI Quidditch team. The team was established as a club sport in 2011 by then sophomore English education major Amber Lynn-Seibert. It’s been six...

Women’s rugby not nearing club sport status

Women’s rugby not nearing club sport status

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Sports

Two years ago a USI women’s rugby club was in the works. The team, once formed and given club sport status, would function similarly to the men’s rugby team. Both teams would compete against other National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) teams and the eventual goal of vying for a NSCR...

Rugby hopes for strong season in new conference

Rugby hopes for strong season in new conference

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

The USI rugby team is making a change this season. The team is no longer going to be in the Indiana Rugby Football Union or IRFU, and instead, the team is joining the Midwest Colleges Regional Conference or MCRC for short. Being in the MCRC doesn’t take USI out of the National Small College Rugby ...

Learning to throw again

Learning to throw again

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

Walking through the Quad during the warmer months usually consists of a crowd of people, loud noises and a few hammocks hanging from the nearby trees. But there’s one other aspect that adds to the ambiance that is the Quad: the frisbees making rounds through the air. This isn’t unintentional...

Golf scramble honors coach

Golf scramble honors coach

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Sports

Lu Anne Howerton said one of the reasons the women’s golf team holds the annual Don Bisesi Memorial Golf Scramble is to honor the USI Athletic Hall of Fame women’s golf coach. “Coach Bisesi was beloved by everybody, and he was an icon at USI,” Howerton, current head coach of the women’s gol...

Alumnus joins as assistant coach

Alumnus joins as assistant coach

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Sports

Eric Schoenstein said new assistant coach Larry Nohalty brings over twenty years of coaching experience to the women’s soccer coaching staff, but perhaps the most important aspect he adds is stability. After last season’s assistant coach, Taylor Stevens, accepted a job at a Division I school, Sc...

Volleyball adds depth, works on team bonding

Volleyball adds depth, works on team bonding

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

August 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

Leah Mercer said this year’s volleyball team has something none of her other teams have had. “We have depth this year like we’ve never had before,” the USI head volleyball coach said. “We’re going to have 16 bodies and we’re coming off a season where we had like 12 healthy.” The ad...

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