The Shield

Potential COVID-19 case involving student athlete

Kobe Caldwell tries to hype the student section up during the last moments of the Men’s Basketball game on Apr. 1, 2019 at the Ford Center.

Nik Cunningham, Publications Editor

October 14, 2020

Media Day is when various media outlets interview USI basketball players. The event usually ends with the teams’ coaches presenting them at the Fall Festival. Media Day was supposed to be Tuesday at 2 p.m., but has been postponed “due a potential positive/contact COVID-19 case involving a student ...

Basketball heating up in hopes of season

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

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 were more troubles to come for the team. Former head coach, Rodney Watson, announced his ret...

Lessons on mental toughness

The Women's basketball team celebrates after a win.

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

January 22, 2019

Alex Davidson spent her first two seasons on the basketball team sitting the bench. The senior elementary education major’s family would crowd the bleachers each game, only to see Davidson play the last minute of every game. “My family was proud that I was even on the team,” Davidson said. “But to me, it was e...

New faces not problem for basketball teams

Sophomore guard Kaydie Grooms guards sophomore forward Megan Dahlstrom during a practice Thursday. This was the first practice of the season for the women’s team.

Sarah Loesch

October 21, 2015

This year’s women’s basketball team has something to prove. Randa Harshbarger, a sophomore guard, said people see the team as an underdog after seven seniors graduated last year. Harshbarger said the team is ready to come out and see what they can do “to shock people.” The team brought in s...

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