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Eagles defeat rival Kentucky Wesleyan in first home game in new Arena

The USI Men’s basketball team celebrates after taking the lead during a timeout against Kentucky Wesleyan College Monday night at the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

November 19, 2019

The stands in the arena filled in a matter of minutes once the doors opened. The student section was filled to the brim as Archie the Eagle was running around and giving high fives. It was more than just a game, it was the Battle of the Bridge.  The announcer was barely audible over the roar of the...

Freshmen fitting into the formula

Freshmen Mateo Rivera (3) and Emmanuel Little (14) watch from the sidelines during the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at the Ford Center Nov. 3-4.

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

November 8, 2017

In the most recent regular season game, the USI men’s basketball team played, an 88-75 win against Kentucky Wesleyan Saturday to conclude the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at the Ford Center, Alex Stein had a rough night. The junior shooting guard went 1-of-9 from the floor and neede...

BLACK OUT WESLEYAN: USI not scheduled to play KWC this season

Bradie Gray

August 20, 2014

One of USI’s oldest traditions is taking a backseat this year. For the first time in over 35 years, USI will not play Kentucky Wesleyan in the 2014-15 men’s basketball season. USI’s basketball schedule was released Thursday missing a space for its usual game against the Panthers. The two...

USI/KWC rivalry ending

Zane Clodfelter

March 6, 2013

When the final buzzer sounded after No. 19 Southern Indiana defeated Kentucky Wesleyan 71-55 at the PAC Thursday, it signified not only the end of the game and regular season, but also the end of a rivalry. With KWC leaving the GLVC after this season for the newly created Great Midwest Athletic Conf...

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