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Stan ‘Superman’ Gouard returns to USI as men’s head coach

Former USI athlete Stan Gouard was named the 10th head coach of the men's basketball team. Gouard served 12 years as head coach of the UIndy before returning to USI.

Riley Guerzini and Nik Cunningham

April 7, 2020

USI athletics announced Stan "Superman" Gouard as the new head coach for the men’s basketball team Tuesday afternoon in a Zoom press conference. He will be the 10th men’s head coach in USI’s history. “I love USI,” Gouard said. “It’s been that way and has never changed since my playing days… It...

All sports cancelled until April 6

Coach Rodney Watson talks to the team during a timeout against Kentucky Wesleyan College at the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

March 17, 2020

The NCAA, GLVC and USI Athletics have cancelled all athletic season games and practices until April 6.  After April sixth the Athletics department will review the situation brought by COVID-19. They will either extend the cancellation or slowly start practicing again based on how the virus develops. ...

Cheer team places fifth at nationals

The USI Cheerleading team looks up at the jumbo Tron during a media time out.

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

January 21, 2020

The USI Cheer team finished 5 out of 18 teams in nationals on Jan.18 in Orlando, Florida. The Cheer team was competing in the Division II Small Coed Division for the first time since 2016. “When we made it down there, our first goal was to make it to finals,” Megan Murphy, the first-year head coach fo...

Column: parking lot continues to close

The back row of parking lot C will not be available for public use until completion of phase II of the PAC renovation, which is expected to be done in October of 2020

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

January 21, 2020

A section of parking lot C, in front of the Orr Center, will be closed all day on a few Thursdays and Saturdays because of home basketball games. Despite the lack of parking on campus, the athletics department thinks this is a good idea, meanwhile students are having a hard time finding a place t...

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

Coach Rodney Watson celebrates his 232 career win at USI after defeating Kentucky Wesleyan 82-63 at the Screaming Eagles Arena. Watson announced his retirement Monday.

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

Ernie Brothers, a former guard for the men’s basketball team, goes for a layup during a game in the 1970s. Brothers wil be inducted into the USI Athletic Hall of Fame Friday.

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

Don Mattingly, the manager for the Miami Marlins professional baseball team, speaks at a press conference before his charity event in December at the Performance Center. Mattingly Charities will host  “A Dinner with Don Mattingly” Jan. 22 in Carter Hall.

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...

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