The Shield

A different side of sports

A different side of sports

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

There are all sports at USI and only two people manage all of them, Ray Simmons and Dan McDonnell.  Together, they make graphics, write press releases, attend travel games, manage the USI athletics website and much more. “There's a lot of 15 hour days,” Simmons said. “The average workweek right no...

Watson staying humble after securing all-time win record

Watson staying humble after securing all-time win record

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

November 19, 2019

Rodney Watson said that one day he might be able to look back and be proud of his accomplishment but Tuesday wasn’t that day. The Men’s basketball head coach, is now USI’s winningest coach in the school’s history at 232 wins and only 74 losses, passing former coach Bruce Pearl who held that honor since 2001. Watson has been th...

Looking at the recent History of USI sports

Looking at the recent History of USI sports

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

August 29, 2019

The University of Southern Indiana has not been around very long. It started in the 60s and USI is still going strong today. With everything constantly moving forward, it is always good to look back at our accomplishments. Nov. 29, 2007: Women’s Basketball have an undefeated season Apr. 10, 2...

More than just a president

More than just a president

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

April 24, 2018

The Shield When President Linda Bennett stepped in as the university’s president in July 2009, she was met with unfortunate circumstances. The athletic department, reeling from the recent resignation of head basketball coach Rick Herdes just two months before, became part of Bennett’s responsi...

Brothers scores induction

Brothers scores induction

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 9, 2016

Ernie Brothers played basketball all his life, but it wasn’t until high school that he became competitive. “Once I started playing as a freshman (in high school), I really enjoyed it,” Brothers said. “I was not very good, so I had to work really hard during the summer to turn into a decent pl...

Mattingly fundraiser to benefit athletics

Mattingly fundraiser to benefit athletics

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

January 12, 2016

“Being that (Mattingly) is an athlete, it just kind of fit well to make it an athletic fundraiser,” Fulton said.

Varsity Club to publish 50th anniversary cookbook

Sarah Loesch

August 18, 2015

To go along with 50th anniversary celebrations the Varsity Club will be publishing a cookbook titled "Celebrating USI's 50th Anniversary Through Cooking." The sections will each correspond to a men's and women's sport, such as "Beverages with a Kick" represented by soccer. The recipes were all submitted...

Busy students want athletic events streamed live

Busy students want athletic events streamed live

Rachel Christian

February 11, 2014

Sophomore biology major Chris Ambrose is tired of missing basketball games because he has to study. One night, as he was walking to the library, an idea came to him: wouldn't it be cool if he and his friends could watch a live stream of the game on SETV-12 while they studied? Ambrose talked...

Elevating excellence, elevating athletics: $50 million campaign helps department

Zane Clodfelter

April 17, 2013

With the help of donations through the University of Southern Indiana’s new capital campaign, “Elevating Excellence,” the university’s athletic department hopes that money can be raised to improve already existing sites at the soccer and softball facilities on campus. USI Athletic Direc...

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