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Passion for rugby takes priority over health

Passion for rugby takes priority over health

Nathan Brazina

September 24, 2019

Technological advancements supported by years of scientific research are being implemented in sports. Despite these advancements, sports are inevitably accompanied by injury. Alongside injury comes public ridicule from enraged fans and bystanders, demanding for new rules and adaptations to further sepa...

Looking at the recent History of USI sports

Looking at the recent History of USI sports

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

August 29, 2019

The University of Southern Indiana has not been around very long. It started in the 60s and USI is still going strong today. With everything constantly moving forward, it is always good to look back at our accomplishments. Nov. 29, 2007: Women’s Basketball have an undefeated season Apr. 10, 2...

‘We want to teach people how to play’

'We want to teach people how to play'

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

Jenna Bowman With spring upon us, the rugby team is ready to spring into action. Already, this first weekend after the break, the team is gearing up for their first match against Ball State.    Every team has a mission to accomplish. David F. Lepp, a senior computer science major as well as th...

Rugby continues strong season

Members of the rugby team huddle before a practice in September. The team won a state title Saturday at the Indiana Rugby Football Union tournament in Indianapolis.

Mackenzie Drew

November 4, 2015

This story was incorrectly attributed in print. It was written by Mackenzie Drew.   USI’s rugby team named Tyler Pipes as new head coach. “He’s doing a great job this year and I’m really impressed,” said Jon Stinnett, head captain of the team. Some players such as Stinnett know Pipes not only as the new coach but as a form...

Scrumming Eagle

James Powell

September 29, 2015

Rugby is one of the most beloved sports found at USI. It combines a majority of things we as humans love: throwing, kicking things and hitting people we don’t know. Currently women’s rugby is nearing club level recognition by the university. This is not the first time women’s rugby has come to c...

Women’s rugby nears club status

Freshman psychology major Dajha Brown works on a drill at the rugby practice on Tuesday. Coach Tyler Pipes and Assistant Coach Adam Kunkel man the drill before sending the team off to run laps. Brown was one of two women at the practice who are working to put together a women’s rugby club sport.

Sarah Loesch

September 23, 2015

Dahja Brown finally found a sport she connected with in her senior year of high school. “I literally tried every sport at my school and didn’t make the team,” she said. “I tried rugby and I actually liked it and was good at it.” When Brown, a freshman psychology major, came to USI she w...

Rugby advances to regional semifinals for the first time

Flyhalf Dough Rose breaks aways from the University of Wisconsin players during the Regional Qualifier match.

Jimmy Pyles

November 3, 2013

In a rugby regional quarterfinal rematch against the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (UWP), Southern Indiana came out on top 24-17, advancing to the regional semifinals after winning its second consecutive Indiana Division III State Championship. The Eagles win over UWP marked the first time in school history the club has advanced...

Rugby team places second at Oak Leaf Tournament

Rugby team places second at Oak Leaf Tournament

Jimmy Pyles

September 24, 2013

After 225 minuets of rugby in two days, the USI Rugby Club placed 2nd at the Oak Leaf Rugby Tournament at Vanderbilt this weekend. Out of the 10 teams, USI was the only Division III team at the tournament and one Division II team. “It was intimidating a first just because there was only one D...

Rugby starts spring season

Jessie Hellmann

April 10, 2013

The University of Southern Indiana’s rugby club, coming off a state championship during the fall season in the Indiana Rugby Football Union, ventures to excel against a stronger schedule in the spring season. And so far, it has. USI, ranked 13th of 210 teams in the nation, beat Michigan State 16-10 on ...

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