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The Shield

University of Southern Indiana's student publication | USI | student newspaper

The Shield

University of Southern Indiana's student publication | USI | student newspaper

The Shield

Lauren Maurer (middle), a senior chaser on the quidditch team, makes her way down the field with the quaffle as Kara Kanzler follows behind. The two competed with the team in its second-annual Eagle Cup, a tournament hosted by the university.

‘Surviving and thriving’: Quidditch team prepares for Consolation Cup

Sarah Loesch, sports editor March 22, 2016

Keller Stevens knows every angle of quidditch. He joined the team as a player, became a captain and now, after graduating from USI, co-coaches the team. “Speaking captain” was a lot...

Column: Share the love

Column: Share the love

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor January 26, 2016

Imagine NCAA sanctioned sports and club sports as fraternal twins. They share 50 percent of the same DNA, but there are visible differences which aid in distinction. Those differences mostly fall under...

Members of the rugby team huddle before a practice in September. The team won a state title Saturday at the Indiana Rugby Football Union tournament in Indianapolis.

Rugby continues strong season

Mackenzie Drew November 4, 2015

This story was incorrectly attributed in print. It was written by Mackenzie Drew.   USI’s rugby team named Tyler Pipes as new head coach. “He’s doing a great job this year and I’m...

Freshman psychology major Dajha Brown works on a drill at the rugby practice on Tuesday. Coach Tyler Pipes and Assistant Coach Adam Kunkel man the drill before sending the team off to run laps. Brown was one of two women at the practice who are working to put together a women’s rugby club sport.

Women’s rugby nears club status

Sarah Loesch September 23, 2015
“Since we will be working as a team we might as well have the same goals,” Brown said. “Recruiting girls is probably the only challenge.”
Ultimate is competitive but close

Ultimate is competitive but close

Sarah Loesch April 7, 2015
The men’s Ultimate Frisbee team has had a good spring season, but the players think they could do better.

Rugby wins first two games of season

Caitlin Golden March 30, 2015
The USI rugby team started its spring season March 21 and 22, with wins against the University of Pittsburgh and Loyola University.
This isnt a joke: Official club sport to host first tournament

‘This isn’t a joke’: Official club sport to host first tournament

Sarah Loesch March 25, 2015

The USI Quidditch team is excited for the opportunity to show the USI community what it is all about. The team, which was founded in 2013, is a member of U.S. Quidditch, the governing body for Quidditch...

Club sports receive extra money from USI

Dennis Marshall October 18, 2013
Club sports are expected to get $25,000 from the university to help with additional expenses.
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