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Little humbled by college success

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

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 best player on his team.   “I'm getting defended differently than I was in t...

Transfer fills vital role for men’s team

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

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 of work and gained like 17 inches on my vertical in like eight weeks and became known as the bounciest w...

The transition of a basketball player

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

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 put in a lot of work and gained like 17 inches on my vertical in like eight weeks and became known as ...

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, falling behind to open the third quarter. “This is the best team we’ve beaten so far and w...

Junior captain relies on teamwork to succeed

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

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 the teamwork associated with the game. Now she’s one of three captains of the women’s basketball te...

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 on Feb. 14. Homecoming king and queen will be announced during halftime of the men’s basketb...

What we’ve missed while on break

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

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 another 18 points, shooting 5-8 on three-pointers.  Little was named the GLVC Player of the We...

Basketball player arrested for drunk driving

Basketball player arrested for drunk driving

Nik Cunningham and Riley Guerzini

December 4, 2019

Junior Forward Justin Carpenter was arrested and booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail Sunday morning and is facing DUI charges according to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Department. He has since been released on a $250 bond.  "University of Southern Indiana and USI Athletics take thes...

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