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The NCAA March Madness tournament spans from March 19 April 8. (Graphic by Karri Fox)

Opinion: My official 2024 March Madness bracket guide

Will Kessinger, Staff Writer March 20, 2024

This is going to be a long one. For those who are new to the March Madness tournament, I’m going to explain a lot. It might sound like math, but I swear it isn’t. Although, if you dig deeper, you will...

Analysis: March Madness Final Four predictions

Analysis: March Madness Final Four predictions

Eric Reynolds, Sports Writer March 15, 2023

The NCAA men’s basketball season has ended, so it is time for the March Madness tournament. The March Madness tournament is one of the most significant events of the sports year. While USI cannot compete...

Jacob Polakovich, senior forward, congratulates Tyler Henry, junior guard, for joining the 1,000 Point Club at the mens basketball game Thursday in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Analysis: USI athletes not recognized in NCAA DI

Eric Reynolds, Sports Writer February 1, 2023

USI is in its first athletic year of being Division I, making USI athletics ineligible for postseason tournaments due to NCAA bylaw This bylaw makes it so universities transitioning from DII...

Chris Moore, mens assistant basketball coach, greets a fan during the meet-and-greet Friday in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Men’s basketball assistant coach begins first season at USI

Eric Reynolds, Sports Writer November 16, 2022

Chris Moore joined the men's basketball team coaching staff as a new assistant coach for the 2022-2023 season. This season will be Moore’s 23rd season coaching basketball, including seven years at former...

Womens basketball team before their first official practice of the season on Sept. 27. The team had many players return, including USI graduate Emma Dehart as an assistant coach.

Women’s basketball returns same team with new challenges

Eric Reynolds and Quinton Watt October 11, 2022

The women’s basketball team will start Division I play with an experienced roster returning from a successful campaign a year ago. The team lost guards Ashley Hunter and Emma Dehart from the 23-6...

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