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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...

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

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke speaks at the press conference announcing USIs partnership with the Ohio Valley Conference Wednesday morning in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Evansville mayor supports USI’s decision to go DI

Casey Clark, Chief Copy Editor February 7, 2022

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said he supported the university’s decision to transition from Division II athletics to Division I. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to transition university athletics...

Freshman guard Elijah Jones drives the ball down the court Monday evening.

Gallery: Men’s basketball loses to McKendree 77-71

Michaela Nees, Staff Photographer January 19, 2022

Men's basketball lost their fifth game of the season to McKendree on Monday night. The Eagles lead with 38 points in the first half but fell short in the second with 33 points, leading to a final score...

Coaches Gouard, Spruance and Aldridge speak with the team during a one-minute time out Monday.

Gallery: Men’s basketball loses to UIndy 62-68

Josh Meredith, Chief Photo Editor December 2, 2021

Men's Basketball lost their third game of the season Monday in a close match against the University of Indianapolis. The Eagles were tied with the Greyhounds in the first half with 28 points but fell...

Myles Belyeu, junior guard, drives to the basket though Oakland City University defense. The mens team defeated Oakland City University 76-56 at the home season opener Thursday evening.

Gallery: Men’s basketball wins season home opener

Michaela Nees, Staff Photographer November 20, 2021

The men's basketball team won their first game of the season Thursday evening against Oakland City University. They won 76-56 in the Screaming Eagles Arena. The team travels to Cedarville University...

Members of the 2019-2020 mens basketball team celebrate in the Screaming Eagles Arena, the last season fans were present. Fans will be allowed in the Screaming Eagles Arena Tuesday for the 2021-2022 womens basketball home opener.

Basketball season, basketball fans to return to Screaming Eagles Arena

Alexis Donner, Staff Writer November 16, 2021

Basketball fans are returning to the Screaming Eagles Arena for the 2021-2022 basketball season. Fans will be allowed to attend the basketball games in person after not being allowed in the Screaming Eagles...

Area basketball fans are dedicated spectators, and will most likely pack the Commonwealth Convention Center next week for the Elite Eight Tournament.

From the Archive: Excitement of Elite Eight Tournament Close to Home

Brian Harris October 14, 2021

Message from 2021-2022 Editorial Staff:  The first issue of The Spartan Shield was published Oct. 15, 1968. The Shield Staff is celebrating The Shield's 53rd birthday by digitally republishing stories...

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