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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.

Stan ‘Superman’ Gouard returns to USI as men’s head coach

Riley Guerzini and Nik Cunningham April 7, 2020

USI athletics announced Stan "Superman" Gouard as the new head coach for the men’s basketball team Tuesday afternoon in a Zoom press conference. He will be the 10th men’s head coach in USI’s history. “I...

Junior forward Emmanuel Little drives to the basket against Lewis University Saturday afternoon at the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Little humbled by college success

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor February 25, 2020

Emmanuel Little’s family encouraged him to play basketball after growing three or four inches in the summer of his eighth-grade year.  Despite his height increase, Little wasn’t considered the...

Clayton Hughes, junior forward, drives to the basket against Bellarmine University Jan. 11 at the Screaming Eagles Arena. The Eagles lost 65-79.

The transition of a basketball player

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor February 18, 2020

Clayton Hughes started playing basketball seriously in high school and in one summer was able to gain 17 inches in his jump as a result. “I was born athletic,” Hughes said. “One summer I just...

Homecoming game ends in narrow victory

Homecoming game ends in narrow victory

February 16, 2020

The men's basketball team fought hard against the Missouri - St. Louis, narrowly edging out the Tritons on their way to a 67-66 victory. The Eagles struggled to keep up the Tritons for much of the game,...

Kobe Caldwell, senior guard, celebrates during a timeout Saturday night at the Screaming Eagles Arena.

What we’ve missed while on break

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor January 14, 2020

Dec. 15 The men’s basketball team defeated the Lincoln Lynxes by 20 points, 81-61. Junior Forward Emmanuel Little compiled a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds. Senior Guard Darnell Butleradded...

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