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The mens basketball team sits on the court during a media timeout against Midway University Nov. 7, 2022, in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Analysis: CBI Tournament ends men’s basketball season

Eric Reynolds, Sports Writer March 22, 2023

The first Division I men’s basketball season came to an end following losses in both the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament and the College Basketball Invitational.  The Screaming Eagles came into...

Analysis: Baseball stats for dummies

Analysis: Baseball stats for dummies

Eric Reynolds, Sports Writer February 22, 2023

Baseball is very analytically driven and can be confusing to people who are trying to get into the sport. Here are some basic terms and statistics that can help newcomers better understand the sport. Terminology Before...

USI track and field hits the track in their first Division I indoor season today and tomorrow.

Analysis: Indoor track and field expectations

Quinton Watt, Sports Editor February 22, 2023

The indoor track and field teams are coming together to close a historical Division I season before the Ohio Valley Conference Championships begin Wednesday. Returning from a strong cross-country season,...

Jacob Polakovich, senior forward, congratulates Tyler Henry, junior guard, for joining the 1,000 Point Club at the mens basketball game Thursday in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Analysis: USI athletes not recognized in NCAA DI

Eric Reynolds, Sports Writer February 1, 2023

USI is in its first athletic year of being Division I, making USI athletics ineligible for postseason tournaments due to NCAA bylaw This bylaw makes it so universities transitioning from DII...

The womens basketball team rests during a media timeout against Oakland City University Nov. 7 in the Screaming Eagles Arena. (Photo by Quinton Watt)

Opinion: Overreactions to basketball’s Division I opening night

Eric Reynolds, Staff Writer November 10, 2022

USI started its basketball season Monday with the men's team traveling to the University of Missouri and the women’s team at home facing Oakland City University. USI Men’s Basketball vs. University...

Jacob Polokovich, senior forward, hangs out with the mens basketball team during Media Day Oct. 4 in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Jacob Polakovich plans return to men’s basketball in December

Quinton Watt, Sports Editor November 2, 2022

Jacob Polakovich, senior forward, has been out of basketball play for a few months with a Jones foot fracture. Polaokovich plans on returning to the court Dec. 11 against Indiana State University in the...

Senior Noah Hufnagel passes a runner from Lee University at the Samford Invite during the 2021 indoor track season.

Noah Hufnagel: Next man up

Quinton Watt, Sports Editor October 26, 2022

The 2021-2022 men’s cross-country and track seasons consisted of great talent and historic running for the Eagles. One can argue that Titus Winders and Austin Nolan will make USI’s hall of fame. With...

Takiya Howard, sophomore guard, shows her skills with a layup at the 2022 Midnight Madness event Thursday.

Opinion: Division I women’s basketball games to watch

Eric Reynolds, Sports Writer October 25, 2022

The women’s basketball team is getting ready to begin its first Division I season. More well known teams are on the schedule. Basketball fans should be on the lookout for these games: Oakland City...

Womens basketball team before their first official practice of the season on Sept. 27. The team had many players return, including USI graduate Emma Dehart as an assistant coach.

Women’s basketball returns same team with new challenges

Eric Reynolds and Quinton Watt October 11, 2022

The women’s basketball team will start Division I play with an experienced roster returning from a successful campaign a year ago. The team lost guards Ashley Hunter and Emma Dehart from the 23-6...

Kiyron Powell, freshman center, warms up before the first day of practice on Sept. 27. The mens basketball team is scheduled to begin their DI career Nov. 7 at University of Missouri.

Men’s basketball to start DI with a mostly new roster

Eric Reynolds and Quinton Watt September 28, 2022

The men's basketball team prepares to enter the Division I era with an overhauled roster. The team has five returning players from the 2021-2022 18-8 team: Jelani Simmons, senior guard, Jacob Polakovich,...

Seven Screagles earn OVC honors

USI athletes gain recognition in Division I

Quinton Watt, Sports Editor September 21, 2022

Division I was met with both success and defeat in the first month and a half of the semester. Men’s soccer and women’s volleyball have yet to win an official season game, but many players have been...

Quinton Watt, Sports Editor, gives his take on the first USI Division I schedule releases.

Quint Take: DI Schedule Releases

Quinton Watt, Sports Editor August 30, 2022

Division I is upon us. After a long summer of waiting, the Fall 2022 athletics has started. For the sports fans, we’ve gained the first USI Division I schedules. A lot of important things come from athletic...

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