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Enjoy the stroll

Enjoy the stroll
April 26, 2016

A blank document has been open on my computer all day. I’m not sure how to start, or I guess how to end. This is my last column as sports editor at The Shield. Anything I write in the future will be...

Branching out

Branching out
April 19, 2016

The upperclassmen on a team are like the roots of a tree. They keep the team grounded and they provide a base for growth. While it may seem odd to put the upperclassmen at the bottom of a metaphor, the...

Triumph together

Triumph together
April 12, 2016

During interviews with members of the dance team, I found myself thinking about how amazing teams are. Teams might be one of the foundational aspects of a sport, but it’s also an extremely complex part...

Take a walk

Take a walk
March 23, 2016

Don’t be like me. Don’t work more hours in a week than you know deep down you can handle. Don’t pay for access to the Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center and then only...

United unit

United unit
February 23, 2016

One of the most rewarding aspects of athletics is team camaraderie. I didn’t play sports competitively for a majority of my life, but even from a fan’s standpoint, it’s rewarding. I’ve been a...

Balance the blame

Balance the blame
February 16, 2016

Blame does not usually belong to one individual. Oftentimes, it ends up on the shoulders of a person whose control only goes so far. I don’t like blame the coach mentality, but maybe more than that,...

Respect your elders

Respect your elders
February 9, 2016

This year’s hall of fame class embodies talent. They have the ability to be role models for student athletes who are currently in the same situations the alumni already lived through. I think the true...

Start solid, stay solid

Start solid, stay solid
February 3, 2016

Almost every post-game interview I have done with the women’s basketball team lately has included the phrase: “We have to play for 40 minutes.” What this boils down to is the team, coaches and players...

The importance of a ride or die

The importance of a ride or die
December 9, 2015
Owen stepped in and kept the team level-headed and focused for an important game.

Come see what I see

Come see what I see
December 1, 2015
I see a lot from my seat at the press table during basketball games.

Scrumming Eagle

September 29, 2015

Rugby is one of the most beloved sports found at USI. It combines a majority of things we as humans love: throwing, kicking things and hitting people we don’t know. Currently women’s rugby is nearing...

The Verbal Commitment: University has more than just revenue sports

September 23, 2015

At USI we are lucky to have 15 NCAA recognized varsity sports. However, most students are unaware the university has them. It is fairly common for most students to only recognize the big three: foot-...

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