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Lexie Green, sophomore guard, looks for a pass Monday evening.

Gallery: Women’s Basketball Beats McKendree University 90-59

Michaela Nees , Staff Photographer January 19, 2022

Women's basketball beat Mckendree university 90-59 Monday night with a lead in both halves. This is their third straight win. The next home game for women's basketball will be against the University...

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...

Jon Mark Hall and Nick LaRowe, Division I Exploratory Committee co-chairs, present Division I survey results to faculty, staff and administration Wednesday morning at the virtual University Update session.

Division I Exploratory Committee release DI survey results

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief January 6, 2022

Division I Exploratory Committee released Division I survey results at the virtual University Updates session Wednesday morning during Spring 2022 Professional Development Day for faculty, staff and administration.  Jon...

Senior forward Ashlynn Brown jumps for the ball at the beginning of the game Friday evening.

Gallery: Women’s basketball vs Kentucky Christian University

Michaela Nees, Staff Photographer December 16, 2021

Women's basketball played their last home game for the Fall 2021 semester Friday beating Kentucky Christian Univerity 108-42. The next home game for Women's basketball will be on Saturday, Jan. 8 at...

Students express mixed feelings about the Division I feasibility study. President Ronald Rochon announced Sept. 27 that the university would be studying the feasibility of transitioning university athletics to NCAA Division I.

Opinion: Students have mixed feelings about DI, it’s easy to see why

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor December 5, 2021

When President Ronald Rochon revealed the university is studying the plausibility of transitioning university athletics from NCAA Division II to Division I, it expectedly caused a stir. Faculty, students,...

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...

The university is conducting a feasibility study to see if a transition to NCAA Division I is possible. At a Faculty Senate meeting Oct. 8, 2021, President Ronald Rochon said I will tell you all right now we do not have a lot of answers, thats why were doing the study.

University admin looks into D1 feasibility, facing faculty pushback

Shelby Clark, Josh Meredith, and Ian Young October 28, 2021

University administration and athletic department are working with members inside and outside the campus community to investigate the feasibility of transitioning the university from Division II to Division...

Senior guard Mateo Rivera celebrates after a made basket February 24, 2020 afternoon at the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Athletes may not be getting eligibility this year

Nik Cunningham, Publications Editor September 14, 2020

Athletes were still able to get eligibility this semester, but only if they were able to come back next year. Now next semester is here and even more, athletes can’t play. Right now the plan is for...

Students have to come back for eligibility

Students have to come back for eligibility

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor April 20, 2020

The NCAA announced that spring athletes are able to get their eligibility for the next year back next year, if the athletes decide they want to. “Right now, we're just trying to make sure we get clarification...

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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