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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 3, 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...

Lexie Green, sophomore guard, looks for a pass Monday evening.

Gallery: Women’s Basketball Beats McKendree University 90-59

Michaela Nees , Staff Photographer January 19, 2022

Women's basketball beat Mckendree university 90-59 Monday night with a lead in both halves. This is their third straight win. The next home game for women's basketball will be against the University...

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