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USI mens basketball take the floor after a timeout against the University of Illinois-Springfield.

The Quint Take: What you missed this year

Quinton Watt, Staff Writer April 28, 2022

USI is going to Division I. The 2021-22 season is almost in the books, and the 43-year Great Lakes Valley Conference run is coming to an end. USI has been a big player in the GLVC throughout the years.  I...

Jon Mark Hall speaks to a reporter after USI announced joining the Ohio Valley Conference.

USI voted DI, what’s next?

Quinton Watt, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

USI announced the transition to Division I on Feb. 7 and found its Division I home within the Ohio Valley Conference on Feb. 9. Where does USI go from here? Faculty and staff have been working on a...

Myths and Facts about the transition to Division I.

5 common myths about Division I

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief February 10, 2022

Myth: Tuition is going to go up by thousands of dollars.  Fact: Tuition will not increase. A student fee will be implemented over a four-year plan. At the end of four years, the final annual student...

President Ronald Rochon (left) and Jon Mark Hall (right), university athletic director, listen as Beth DeBauche, Ohio Valley Commissioner, speaks at the press conference Wednesday.

USI joins Ohio Valley Conference

Quinton Watt, Staff Writer February 10, 2022

The University of Southern Indiana is joining the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC). The announcement came from President Ronald Rochon and OVC commissioner, Beth DeBauche at Wednesday’s press conference. “I’m...

Junior guard Soffia Rieckers fights to keep possession of the ball against William Jewell College. The Eagles defeated the Cardinals 86 - 51.

Gallery: University basketball vs William Jewell

Michaela Nees, Staff Photographer February 10, 2022

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke speaks at the press conference announcing USIs partnership with the Ohio Valley Conference Wednesday morning in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Evansville mayor supports USI’s decision to go DI

Casey Clark, Chief Copy Editor February 7, 2022

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said he supported the university’s decision to transition from Division II athletics to Division I. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to transition university athletics...

Common questions and answers about the possible transition of university athletics to Division I.

Everything you need to know about DI

Quinton Watt and Ian Young February 3, 2022

What’s going on? The university is considering transitioning its athletics from NCAA Division II to Division I. The feasibility of the university transitioning to DI has been studied since September...

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