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Students have to come back for eligibility

Students have to come back for eligibility

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor April 20, 2020

The NCAA announced that spring athletes are able to get their eligibility for the next year back next year, if the athletes decide they want to. “Right now, we're just trying to make sure we get clarification...

Archuleta getting ready for next season

Archuleta getting ready for next season

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor April 13, 2020

With all spring sports canceled and athletes sent home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, coaches and players are struggling with the changing reality. Tracy Archuleta, head coach of the baseball team,...

Aaron Euler, a junior outfielder, bating against William Jewell on March 3.

Outfielder leads by example

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor March 3, 2020

Aaron Euler has played baseball since he was little. He said that baseball turned into his passion when his father introduced it to him. “My dad got me into baseball at a really young age,”...

Kobe Caldwell, senior guard, celebrates during a timeout Saturday night at the Screaming Eagles Arena.

What we’ve missed while on break

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor January 14, 2020

Dec. 15 The men’s basketball team defeated the Lincoln Lynxes by 20 points, 81-61. Junior Forward Emmanuel Little compiled a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds. Senior Guard Darnell Butleradded...

A different side of sports

A different side of sports

Behind the scenes of athletic communications
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...

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...

Jacob Fleming up to bat against the University of Indianapolis.

USI Screaming Eagles fall to Indianapolis Greyhounds

Lucas McNew and and Jacob Fleming feeling good about season despite double header.
Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor April 9, 2019

The USI Screaming Eagles baseball team lost in a doubleheader against the University of Indianapolis Saturday. During the first game, the Screaming Eagles came out swinging and gained a 1-0 lead against...

Senior Jaylen Quarles gives teammate Buddy Johnson a high-five after he walks off the field.

Baseball back to winning ways

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor April 12, 2017

After completing a four-game sweep of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Sunday, the USI baseball team is over .500 for the first time this season. The series offered little drama as the Eagles outscored...

Put down the phone

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer September 1, 2016
I recently attended a Cleveland Indians game, my first major league baseball game. My expectations for the game were loosely based on movies I’d seen which took place in the 50s.
Athletes stress nutrition

Athletes stress nutrition

Megan Thorne March 1, 2016

Before baseball season started The Shield sat down with three members of the baseball team to discuss their nutrition habits. While the stands are filled with burgers, pretzels and nachos, the players...

Baseball falls 3-2

Caitlin Golden, Staff Writer February 29, 2016

USI’s baseball team fell to Truman State Sunday evening in a 3-2 loss. The team was unable to score in the first four and a half innings. The first action came from senior shortstop, Kyle Niemeier...

Tyler Nichols, former pitcher for the men’s baseball team, prepares to wind up during a game last season. Nichols had to end his career with the Eagles early after an ACL injury.

‘Cherish every moment’

A former pitcher for the men's baseball team moves on after his career ending injury.
Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor February 9, 2016
“I felt bad instantaneously,” Kozlecar said. “He had to go through a lot to be able to play, and my heart just dropped when he told me.”
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