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Volleyball prepares for season despite cancellation

Nathanial Barbee and Christian Rigg

September 24, 2020

Everyone knew that the upcoming sports season would not be the same as it has been in years past.  Last semester, spring sports were canceled following the campus-wide shutdown, and conditions this semester remain much the same, with the majority of fall sports getting canceled as well.  Volley...

Reunited on the West Side

Alex Stein (20, Nate Hansen (5) and Jacob Norman (2) all graduated from Reitz in 2015. After two years apart, they're all three playing on the same team this year for USI.

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

October 19, 2017

Five miles and a 13-minute drive are all that separate the campuses of Reitz High School and the University of Southern Indiana. That short distance is how far from USI Alex Stein, Jacob Norman and Nate Hansen played high school basketball. At Reitz, while seniors, they played on an up-tempo team...

Guy earns two weekly honors

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

January 26, 2016

Johnnie Guy was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association Division II National Athlete of the Week and the Great Lakes Valley Conference Men’s Track Athlete of the Week. The honor follows his performance at the Gladstein Invitational, where he posted the seventh-fas...

USI: An Opportunity for Champions

Jerry McCartney

October 15, 2014

For 37 years, USI has competed in NCAA Division II athletics. In that time span, the Screaming Eagles have achieved three National titles, two in baseball (2010, 2014) and one in basketball (1994). Winning a national title is an extremely honorable achievement, which takes hard work, dedication, and...

Screaming Eagles win national title, thank faculty for support

Division II national baseball champions surprised faculty during their annual fall meeting Tuesday in Carter Hall.

Bradie Gray

August 20, 2014

The baseball team started its summer with a victory, snagging the NCAA Division II national championship May 31, for the second time in program history. President Linda Bennett surprised faculty during the fall faculty meeting Tuesday morning by inviting seven players and Head Coach Tracy Archulet...

Q&A with Stephanie Carpenter


Jessica Stallings

December 9, 2013

Stephanie Carpenter is a senior guard for the Southern Indiana women's basketball team. Carpenter, a Salem, Ill., native, and a pre-criminal justice major currently leads the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) in three-point field goal makes while sitting in the top 25 in NCAA Division II three-po...

Nelson powers Eagles past Kentucky State

Pat Hickey

December 7, 2013

To say that Aaron Nelson put on a clinic on Saturday afternoon would be an understatement. The 6-foot-8, 250-pound man scored a career-high of 31 points and set a school record with 27 rebounds as the University of Southern Indiana men's basketball team blew past visiting Kentucky State University 92-...

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