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Eagles add an exhibition game to men’s basketball schedule

Zane Clodfelter

November 13, 2013

The schedule for Rodney Watson and his Southern Indiana men’s basketball program has an addition. The Eagles added an exhibition contest against Saint Catharine College which will take place today at the Physical Activities Center (PAC). The game tips at 4 p.m. and is free to the public. “We were...

USI falls to Indiana 83-68

USI falls to Indiana 83-68

Zane Clodfelter

October 31, 2013

Hoosiers out-score Eagles 23-2 in transition points Southern Indiana knew the challenges of facing a Division I powerhouse who came into the game as the reigning Big Ten Conference regular-season champion. Add a sellout crowd of 17,472 and a national television audience, and one would assum...

RECAP: Southern Indiana at Indiana

Zane Clodfelter

October 26, 2013

Pregame: We are 90 minutes away from tip between the Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles and the Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. IU players are already warming up and USI players will be out shortly to begin warming up for their first contest of the 2013-14 campaign. With less t...

GAMEDAY: Eagles set to battle Big Ten foe Indiana

GAMEDAY: Eagles set to battle Big Ten foe Indiana

Zane Clodfelter

October 26, 2013

Southern Indiana will begin their 2013-2014 schedule in an exhibition contest against Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. tonight at Assembly Hall. Tip is scheduled for 6 p.m. (Central time). What to watch for: The Eagles return a wealth of talent from last year's team that went 23-8 and advanced to the second round of the NC...

Rutledge continues to work despite ineligibility

Rutledge continues to work despite ineligibility

Zane Clodfelter

October 19, 2013

Southern Indiana received bad news last month, when it was announced that senior forward Orlando Rutledge would be ineligible for the fall semester due to academic issues. The disappointing start to his senior campaign has detoured Rutledge from his goals,but  it’s providing extra motivatio...

COLUMN: View from the Cone, Eagles look for national exposure in exhibition contests

COLUMN: View from the Cone, Eagles look for national exposure in exhibition contests

Zane Clodfelter

September 24, 2013

  Last year, when the announcement was made that Southern Indiana would play Evansville at the Ford Center, there was general excitement among those on campus. After all, students and faculty could drive 10 minutes east on the Lloyd Expressway to watch the Eagles in an exhibition contest ag...

Eagles finalize men’s basketball schedule

Eagles finalize men’s basketball schedule

Zane Clodfelter

September 17, 2013

Southern Indiana released its 2013-2014 men’s basketball schedule last week, featuring 26 regular-season games including two match-ups with Kentucky Wesleyan in the non-conference slate, along with a neutral-site contest against Virginia Union and highly regarded NAIA opponent Indiana University-Southeast coming to ...

Where are the fans?

Zane Clodfelter

March 20, 2013

A few weeks ago, the city of Evansville welcomed the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) tournament to the Ford Center for the first time in the building’s brief two-year history. I was excited, recalling the times I went to the GLVC tournament as a kid when it was hosted at Roberts Stadium. I remember seeing ...

Eagles prepare for first round of NCAA tournament

Zane Clodfelter

March 15, 2013

As 2-seed Southern Indiana prepares for their NCAA Midwest Regional opener against 7-seed Wayne State Saturday (2:30cst tip), USI Head Coach Rodney Watson continues to see improvement from his players with the last leg of the season quickly approaching. “We feel good about our team,” Watson said....

USI falls to Drury, now looks to NCAA tournament

Jimmy Pyles

March 11, 2013

The defending Great Lakes Valley Champions (GLVC) couldn’t hold off eighth-ranked Drury as USI fell 71-65 during Sunday's title game. After a long miss placed inbound pass by senior forward/center Keith DeWitt to senior guard Kenyon Smith, Drury took position with 36 seconds left in the seco...

Eagles get first round bye after win over KWC

Zane Clodfelter

March 2, 2013

With No. 19 USI down 15-8 to rival Kentucky Wesleyan, the PAC was subdued - maybe even more so than anticipated. That mood changed as soon as junior forward Taylor Wischmeier hit a jumper that sent the crowd of 2,400 into a frenzy. The Eagles (20-6, 13-5 GLVC) rode the momentum from the near-capacity...

Eagles find success in learning from past mistakes

Zane Clodfelter

February 27, 2013

With the regular-season schedule winding down and the GLVC tournament next weekend, USI men’s basketball Head Coach Rodney Watson understands the importance of every remaining game.After the first five minutes of Saturday’s game against McKendree, it was evident his players understood the circumstances as w...

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