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Women’s basketball ready to recoup

Senior Kaydie Grooms looks for a way around a defender during one of the final games of her junior season. Grooms is back this year in her final season of play for the Screaming Eagles.
November 4, 2017

What started out promising ended horribly. The USI women’s basketball team entered the GLVC Tournament in March as the tournament’s No. 2 seed with a 14-2 record since the start of 2017 and a 24-4...

Eagles triumph in Play4Kay game

February 20, 2015

The women's basketball team played their annual Play4Kay game Thursday where and beat the University of Indianapolis 68-49. The Play4Kay game is special to the team and they all love being a part of it....

Stein’s son signs on for 2015-16 men’s basketball season

December 3, 2014

USI basketball signed another Stein. Alex Stein, son of the women’s head basketball coach and former USI men’s basketball player Rick Stein, signed his national letter of intent to play Southern...

Fall Festival gives exposure to basketball teams

October 7, 2014

A tradition started in 2003 by former Men's Head Basketball Coach Rick Herdes has stayed strong throughout the years. Every year, the USI basketball teams are introduced on the main stage at the Fall...

GLVC moves tournaments to Missouri

September 29, 2014

The location of this season’s Great Lakes Valley Conference basketball tournaments has both Rodney Watson and Rick Stein disappointed, to say the least. After two consecutive years of holding the GLVC...

Eagles blow past Davis & Elkins to capture second victory

November 20, 2013

When Davis & Elkins College freshman guard Stephanie Wooten scored a basket to give the Senators a 2-0 lead, the Eagles found themselves down early at the Physical Activities Center (PAC). The deficit...

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