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The Aquatic Center is open. Jon Mark Hall, director of athletics, said the Aquatic Center had a soft opening, so the university athletic department could talk things slow with operating the new pool facility.

Aquatic Center staff take on uncharted waters with new facility

Fallon Heady, Staff Writer November 17, 2021

The Aquatic Center is open with varying daily hours. The campus community celebrated the completion of the Aquatic Center on Sept. 16, 2021. Instead of a grand opening, university athletics has opted to...

The university is conducting a feasibility study to see if a transition to NCAA Division I is possible. At a Faculty Senate meeting Oct. 8, 2021, President Ronald Rochon said I will tell you all right now we do not have a lot of answers, thats why were doing the study.

University admin looks into D1 feasibility, facing faculty pushback

Shelby Clark, Josh Meredith, and Ian Young October 28, 2021

University administration and athletic department are working with members inside and outside the campus community to investigate the feasibility of transitioning the university from Division II to Division...

Cameron Kainer, swimming and diving head coach, is the first head coach of the new univeristy swimming and diving program. Kainer said Seeing the success that USI has had athletically and academically drew me here.

Kainer dives in to start swimming and diving program

Shelby Clark and Patrick Baker August 30, 2021

A kid who enjoyed swimming in his summer league followed his passion for swimming during his teenage and young adult years. He swam competitively in high school and for four years at a Division II university.  Cameron...

The new Aquatic Center located off University Boulevard. The building is set to open in the summer of 2021.

University athletic director proposes a swim and dive team

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor March 5, 2021

The university’s athletic director proposed a swim and dive team at Thursday’s Board of Trustees Meeting.  Jon Mark Hall, athletic director, proposed a plan for adding a swim and dive team among...

Former USI athlete Stan Gouard was named the 10th head coach of the mens basketball team. Gouard served 12 years as head coach of the UIndy before returning to USI.

Basketball heating up in hopes of season

Christian Rigg and Nathanial Barbee October 8, 2020

Seven months ago, the men’s basketball team was on their way to Indianapolis for the regional tournament. It was at the Cracker Barrel in Bloomington where the team found out their season was over. There...

Senior guard Mateo Rivera celebrates after a made basket February 24, 2020 afternoon at the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Athletes may not be getting eligibility this year

Nik Cunningham, Publications Editor September 14, 2020

Athletes were still able to get eligibility this semester, but only if they were able to come back next year. Now next semester is here and even more, athletes can’t play. Right now the plan is for...

Students have to come back for eligibility

Students have to come back for eligibility

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor April 20, 2020

The NCAA announced that spring athletes are able to get their eligibility for the next year back next year, if the athletes decide they want to. “Right now, we're just trying to make sure we get clarification...

Coach Rodney Watson talks to the team during a timeout against Kentucky Wesleyan College at the Screaming Eagles Arena.

All sports cancelled until April 6

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor March 17, 2020

The NCAA, GLVC and USI Athletics have cancelled all athletic season games and practices until April 6.  After April sixth the Athletics department will review the situation brought by COVID-19. They...

The back row of parking lot C will not be available for public use until completion of phase II of the PAC renovation, which is expected to be done in October of 2020

Column: parking lot continues to close

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor January 21, 2020

A section of parking lot C, in front of the Orr Center, will be closed all day on a few Thursdays and Saturdays because of home basketball games. Despite the lack of parking on campus, the athletics...

Season ticket prices have increased for the new arena

Season ticket prices have increased for the new arena

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor November 12, 2019

With a new arena comes the challenge of finding the perfect seat to watch the Screaming Eagles battle their opponents. For those that have always had the same seats, game in and game out, the challenge...

What does it take to get into the USI sports Hall of Fame?

What does it take to get into the USI sports Hall of Fame?

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor October 29, 2019

Entering the Hall of Fame is a dream that athletes hope to achieve, but very few of them actually make it there. “For the athletic hall of fame, we’re really looking at accomplishments on the fields...

Athletic director named chair of NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Committee

Athletic director named chair of NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Committee

Noah Alatza, News Editor September 11, 2018

The university's director of athletics Jon Mark Hall has been named the NCAA Division II Basketball Committee chair. The committee has direct oversight responsibilities for the men’s basketball championship....

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