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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.

Potential COVID-19 case involving student athlete

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...

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.

Basketball heating up in hopes of season

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...

Coach Rodney Watson celebrates his 232 career win at USI after defeating Kentucky Wesleyan 82-63 at the Screaming Eagles Arena. Watson announced his retirement Monday.

Watson retires as men’s head basketball coach

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief March 23, 2020

Men’s head basketball coach Rodney Watson is retiring, the university announced Monday. Watson, USI’s all time winningest head coach, said via video message the timing was perfect for “a new...

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