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Cherry Bomb, Christian Ruth, wins Mr. Southern 2022 Feb. 24, 2022, in the Performance Center.

Gallery: Snapshots of ’21-’22

Shelby Clark and Ian Young April 21, 2022

Photos by Shield Staff

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...

Liam Collins, student trustee, speaks at the Board of Trustees DI vote. Collins made the motion to move university athletics from Division II to Division I.

“Who is Liam Collins?” Student trustee tells his story

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer February 10, 2022

Liam Collins, a junior nursing major, was sworn in as the student trustee for the University of Southern Indiana’s board of trustees on July 1, 2021.  When Collins first came to USI, he never imagined...

Stan Gourd, head of mens basketball, shakes the hand of media specialist Mike Blake after the vote to go Division I.

Campus reacts to DI announcement

Fallon Heady, Staff Writer February 10, 2022

The campus is buzzing after the university Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to apply to transition university athletics to NCAA Division I. Jon Mark Hall, co-chair of the Division I Exploratory...

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...

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