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Fond memories of a bad game

Sophomore guard Mateo Rivera looks for an open teammate to pass the ball to during the first half of the men’s Final Four basketball game.

October 29, 2019

The Screaming Eagles men’s basketball team fell to the University of Evansville Aces Oct. 28, 68-71. Brent Owen, the assistant coach to the men’s basketball team, said the main problem the Eagles had was the amount of turnovers they committed. “Twenty-six turnovers is the start of the pro...

What does it take to get into the USI sports Hall of Fame?

What does it take to get into the USI sports Hall of Fame?

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

October 29, 2019

Entering the Hall of Fame is a dream that athletes hope to achieve, but very few of them actually make it there. “For the athletic hall of fame, we’re really looking at accomplishments on the fields and on the courts and also see how well how well their academic career would be factored in,” s...

Canton Charge take Alex Stein No. 12 in G-League draft

Alex Stein, senior guard, celebrates with the fans after they defeated Western Texas University 94-84 Wednesday night at the Ford Center.

Nik Cunningham and Riley Guerzini

October 26, 2019

Former USI Basketball player Alex Stein was taken No. 12 overall by the Canton Charge in the NBA G-League draft on Oct. 26. Stein scored more than 2,000 points during his career at USI and averaged an impressive 20.9 points per game. The G-League is the NBA’s minor and is a platform for ameat...

Midnight Madness kicks off the season

Midnight Madness kicks off the season

October 22, 2019

Midnight Madness kicked off the men’s and women’s basketball seasons. The Athletics Department faced the two teams off against each other in increasingly hilarious games and challenges. The stands were packed like sardines. Everyone walking between the seats and trying to find a place to sit had to c...

Achilles tear not keeping Caldwell down

Achilles tear not keeping Caldwell down

Nik Cunningham, Sprts Editor

October 22, 2019

It can be easy to get a sports injury. Injuries are common in sports and caused by strain or overuse and most can be easily repaired by most moving the injury as little as possible. Most of the more common injuries can be fixed with a cold compress and a few hours or days to feel, but not the Achil...

No superstitions in basketball

No superstitions in basketball

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

October 1, 2019

Rodney Watson, head coach of the men’s basketball team,  believes everyone has a superstition, although he doesn’t always have one. “Superstitions are kinda like throwing salt over your shoulder,” Rodney Watson, head coach for the men’s basketball team, said, “...I think it’s personal p...

A career after basketball

A career after basketball

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

September 17, 2019

From USI to Malaysia, Australia and Thailand, one alumnus traveled the world to do one thing: tell stories. Will Harris, a 2004 USI graduate and former basketball player, has traveled around the world and is now a well-known cinematographer. Harris has always been in love with basketball and storytelling and while having no...

PAC renovations, new aquatic center slated for late 2020 completion

PAC renovations, new aquatic center slated for late 2020 completion

Rhonda Wheeler, Community Engagement Manager

September 16, 2019

Construction of PAC phase II will bring some exciting new features to university. The Board of Trustees approved construction of phase I and phase II of the project in September of 2017. Phase I called for the construction of the Screaming Eagles Arena, which officially opened in April. The $25 milli...

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...

USI falls short of title game

Running around a member of the opposing team, senior guard Alex Stein looks for an open teammate.

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

April 9, 2019

Elite Eight The atmosphere of USI men’s basketball NCAA Division II Elite Eight game against West Texas A&M was electric with over 7,000 people in attendance at the Ford Center March 27. The attendance hit the new record for the most in an Elite Eight game. The number included thousands...

“We’re not done yet.”

Emmanuel Little shooting at practice Friday.

Nik Cunningham

March 26, 2019

Nate Hanson describes the feeling of winning that game like he was seeing it on TV. “First half, we started out really well, and they ended up going on a run. They went up about 18. Second half, Coach Gant, gotta give credit to him, came up and it really got us motivated to play and we have a r...

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