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Jelani Simmons, senior guard, shoots over a player from Lindenwood University during the 2021-2022 season. Simmons is one of five returning players to the Division I lineup.

Opinion: Must see games for men’s basketball Division I debut

Eric Reynolds, Sports Writer October 18, 2022

The men’s basketball schedule features a set of more well-known opponents after moving to NCAA Division I. This will be the university’s first season as a Division I college. The change to DI comes...

Quinton Watt, Sports Editor, gives his take on the first USI Division I schedule releases.

Quint Take: DI Schedule Releases

Quinton Watt, Sports Editor August 30, 2022

Division I is upon us. After a long summer of waiting, the Fall 2022 athletics has started. For the sports fans, we’ve gained the first USI Division I schedules. A lot of important things come from athletic...

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...

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

Members of the university Board of Trustees make a unanimous vote to transition to Division I athletics Monday.

USI to go DI

Shelby Clark, Casey Clark, and Fallon Heady February 7, 2022

  USI will apply to transition university athletics to NCAA Division I. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to transition athletics to DI.  “We are making USI history on this...

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief, gives her opinion about the possible transition to Division I.

Opinion: The problem is not DI – it’s communication

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2022

The majority of problems students and faculty have with the potential transition to Division I is not the Division I distinction itself. Students and faculty feel administration is not listening to them...

Common questions and answers about the possible transition of university athletics to Division I.

Everything you need to know about DI

Quinton Watt and Ian Young February 2, 2022

What’s going on? The university is considering transitioning its athletics from NCAA Division II to Division I. The feasibility of the university transitioning to DI has been studied since September...

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