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Kobe Caldwell tries to hype the student section up during the last moments of the Men’s Basketball game on Apr. 1, 2019 at the Ford Center.

Potential COVID-19 case involving student athlete

Nik Cunningham, Publications Editor October 14, 2020

Media Day is when various media outlets interview USI basketball players. The event usually ends with the teams’ coaches presenting them at the Fall Festival. Media Day was supposed to be Tuesday...

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.

Basketball heating up in hopes of season

Christian Rigg and Nathanial Barbee October 8, 2020

Seven months ago, the men’s basketball team was on their way to Indianapolis for the regional tournament. It was at the Cracker Barrel in Bloomington where the team found out their season was over. There...

Junior forward Emmanuel Little drives to the basket against Lewis University Saturday afternoon at the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Little humbled by college success

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor February 25, 2020

Emmanuel Little’s family encouraged him to play basketball after growing three or four inches in the summer of his eighth-grade year.  Despite his height increase, Little wasn’t considered the...

Clayton Hughes, junior forward, drives to the basket against Bellarmine University Jan. 11 at the Screaming Eagles Arena. The Eagles lost 65-79.

Transfer fills vital role for men’s team

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor February 21, 2020

Clayton Hughes started playing basketball seriously in high school and in one summer gained 17 inches in his vertical jump. “I was born athletic,” Hughes said. “One summer I just put in a lot...

Clayton Hughes, junior forward, drives to the basket against Bellarmine University Jan. 11 at the Screaming Eagles Arena. The Eagles lost 65-79.

The transition of a basketball player

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor February 18, 2020

Clayton Hughes started playing basketball seriously in high school and in one summer was able to gain 17 inches in his jump as a result. “I was born athletic,” Hughes said. “One summer I just...

Homecoming game ends in narrow victory

Homecoming game ends in narrow victory

February 16, 2020

The men's basketball team fought hard against the Missouri - St. Louis, narrowly edging out the Tritons on their way to a 67-66 victory. The Eagles struggled to keep up the Tritons for much of the game,...

Emma DeHart, junior guard, drives to the basket against Missouri S&T in 2017

Junior captain relies on teamwork to succeed

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor February 11, 2020

Emma DeHart said she had challenges playing basketball in high school. The coaches didn’t trust her to play well and she had to change coaches three times, but she loved the consistency of playing and...

Homecoming 2020

Homecoming 2020

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer February 11, 2020

The homecoming events this year consist of; Coco with the Hoco on Feb. 11-13, a dodgeball and trivia tournament on Feb. 12, homecoming tailgate on Feb. 13, spirit day, love USI, and date night with homecoming...

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...

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