The Shield

‘Fans in the stands’

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

January 11, 2017

Robbie Kent said he cherishes his memories of his time at USI. During his time at the university Kent was a member of the first men’s basketball team, which at the time was still under the name Indiana State University East. This year, along with help from the athletic department, Kent has set u...

Gallery: Men’s basketball team beats Rockhurst 98-77

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer

January 7, 2017

Eagles beat Rockhurst University 98-77, Saturday afternoon, at the PAC.

GALLERY: Women’s basketball team beats Rockhurst 84-79

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer

January 7, 2017

Eagles beat Rockhurst University 84-79, Saturday afternoon, during the Great Lakes Valley conference at the PAC

Brothers scores induction

Brothers scores induction

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 9, 2016

Ernie Brothers played basketball all his life, but it wasn’t until high school that he became competitive. “Once I started playing as a freshman (in high school), I really enjoyed it,” Brothers said. “I was not very good, so I had to work really hard during the summer to turn into a decent pl...

Come see what I see

Come see what I see

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

December 1, 2015

I see a lot from my seat at the press table during basketball games.

Basketball heads to Vegas

Sarah Loesch

November 11, 2015

Men’s basketball will  travel to Las Vegas for their next two games. The team had an exhibition against Illinois State University, but the games in Vegas will mark the start of the regular season. The team will compete in the D2 Vegas Showdown against the University of Findlay and Lake Superior St...

Men’s basketball player leaves team

Sarah Loesch

September 29, 2015

Macam Bak Macam left USI and his position as a center on the men's basketball team. He had originally transferred from Brown Mackie College in Salina, KS. According to the press release issued by the team, head coach Rodney Watson said Macam was unable to settle comfortably into the demands of being a st...

Letter: ‘This is Indiana’

Luke Williams

December 9, 2014

Dear Brenna Wu and Opinion Editor, Upon reading the article about school spirit, we found it very rude, disrespectful, and prejudice! We find it very truculent of you to question our motives for having school spirit. We have contempt for you though because it more than likely stems from a place of...

BLACK OUT WESLEYAN: USI not scheduled to play KWC this season

Bradie Gray

August 20, 2014

One of USI’s oldest traditions is taking a backseat this year. For the first time in over 35 years, USI will not play Kentucky Wesleyan in the 2014-15 men’s basketball season. USI’s basketball schedule was released Thursday missing a space for its usual game against the Panthers. The two...

Women’s basketball moving on in GLVC Tournament

Women’s basketball moving on in GLVC Tournament

Chris Procacina

March 3, 2014

For the USI women's basketball team, Sunday’s first round game of the GLVC Tournament shut the door on a decade of disappointment. The Lady Eagles (19-9, 13-6 GLVC) defeated the Miners of Missouri S&T (9-18, 5-14) in front of a diminished PAC crowd due to the hazardous weather conditions. Despite...

“I’m a Screaming Eagle”: Coach Watson looks toward upcoming season

Jimmy Pyles

March 27, 2013

Next season is far away but men’s basketball Head Coach Rodney Watson has a lot to do before he’s ready for next year. Watson is out on the road now trying to fill spots for the four leaving seniors - Kenyon Smith, Travis Jones, Melvyn Little and Keith DeWitt. Read More »...

Eagles prepare for first round of NCAA tournament

Zane Clodfelter

March 15, 2013

As 2-seed Southern Indiana prepares for their NCAA Midwest Regional opener against 7-seed Wayne State Saturday (2:30cst tip), USI Head Coach Rodney Watson continues to see improvement from his players with the last leg of the season quickly approaching. “We feel good about our team,” Watson said....

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