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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

Analysis: Baseball stats for dummies

Analysis: Baseball stats for dummies

Eric Reynolds, Sports Writer February 22, 2023

Baseball is very analytically driven and can be confusing to people who are trying to get into the sport. Here are some basic terms and statistics that can help newcomers better understand the sport. Terminology Before...

Rick Stein, head coach of the womens basketball team, talks to his players during a timeout against Oakland City University Nov. 7 at the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Reynolds Report: Reactions return

Eric Reynolds, Sports Writer January 25, 2023

I wrote an article Nov. 10 about my overreactions to the first men’s and women’s basketball games of the season. Let’s take a look back at these games to see if both teams are still playing as they...

Jelani Simmons, junior guard, gets flashy with a layup to continue the teams dominant game.

Opinion: The Shield sports award predictions

Quinton Watt and Eric Reynolds December 7, 2022

The college basketball season is a quarter of the way done, and there have been standout performances for both the men’s and women’s teams. For the first time in the history of The Shield, we have...

Jacob Polokovich, senior forward, hangs out with the mens basketball team during Media Day Oct. 4 in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Jacob Polakovich plans return to men’s basketball in December

Quinton Watt, Sports Editor November 2, 2022

Jacob Polakovich, senior forward, has been out of basketball play for a few months with a Jones foot fracture. Polaokovich plans on returning to the court Dec. 11 against Indiana State University in the...

Golf teams break USI round records at invites

Golf teams break USI round records at invites

Quinton Watt, Sports Editor September 14, 2022

The men’s and women’s Division I golf careers began earlier this week.  USI’s men’s golf started their season off with the Golfweek Fall Challenge at the True Blue Golf Club in Pawleys Island,...

Abby Bednar, sophomore outside/right hitter, gains solid contact in a game against Murray State University on Aug. 27. The womens volleyball team lost three times between Friday and Saturday at the Kent State Invitational.

Women’s volleyball falls short at Kent State Invite

Quinton Watt, Sports Editor September 6, 2022

USI Women’s Volleyball lost three matches at Kent State Invitational this weekend, falling to a 0-6 record. The team played three matches in a pool-style tournament at Kent State University.  The...

Emma Thurston, freshman midfielder, defends a pass from an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis midfielder. The one-half match only had three shots with a score of 0-0 before the postponement.

Gallery: Women’s soccer match abandoned at half-time due to inclement weather

Quinton Watt, Sports Editor September 6, 2022

Women's soccer played Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis on Monday. The game against IUPUI was postponed after the first half due to inclement weather. The one-half match only had three...

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...

Junior guard Soffia Rieckers fights to keep possession of the ball against William Jewell College. The Eagles defeated the Cardinals 86 - 51.

Gallery: University basketball vs William Jewell

Michaela Nees, Staff Photographer February 10, 2022

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...

Alexis Price, senior exercise science and kinesiology major, explains instructions to members of the Eagles In Action group during the Homecoming 2022 Can-Struction event. We had some organizations on campus that couldnt be here, so they reached out and donated to us, Price said. Were sitting at almost 800 donated items, so thats incredible for this event on homecoming week.

Gallery: Students kickoff homecoming week raising donations for Archie’s Closet

Josh Meredith and Michaela Nees February 1, 2022

Homecoming 2022 kicked off Monday with a superhero theme and events on campus helping the local community. Monday night's can-struction event, sponsored by Love Unites, Love Avails, received nearly...

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