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Area basketball fans are dedicated spectators, and will most likely pack the Commonwealth Convention Center next week for the Elite Eight Tournament.

From the Archive: Excitement of Elite Eight Tournament Close to Home

Brian Harris October 14, 2021

Message from 2021-2022 Editorial Staff:  The first issue of The Spartan Shield was published Oct. 15, 1968. The Shield Staff is celebrating The Shield's 53rd birthday by digitally republishing stories...

Running around a member of the opposing team, senior guard Alex Stein looks for an open teammate.

USI falls short of title game

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor April 9, 2019

Elite Eight The atmosphere of USI men’s basketball NCAA Division II Elite Eight game against West Texas A&M was electric with over 7,000 people in attendance at the Ford Center March 27. The...

The Ford Center will host the GLVC mens and womens tournament in addition to the mens Division II Elite Eight in March. (FILE PHOTO/The Shield)

Division II Elite Eight returns to original home

Zane Clodfelter October 23, 2013

For the second straight season, the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Tournament will be at the Ford Center in Evansville, starting with the quarterfinal round on March 7, and ending with the championship...

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