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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...

Vanessa Shafford, sophomore guard, shoots during the three-point contest at the Midnight Madness event Oct. 14 in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Winter Break sports recap

Eric Reynolds, Sports Writer January 18, 2023

The USI athletics teams made some noise over Winter Break. Below is a summary of how the men’s and women’s basketball teams and swimming and diving competed. Women’s basketball: The women’s...

Randi Raff, volleyball head coach, fired after first Division I season as head coach. Raff finished her four years at USI with a 56-60 record.

USI parts ways with women’s volleyball head coach

Eric Reynolds, Sports Writer November 23, 2022

USI Athletics announced Wednesday afternoon head volleyball coach Randi Raff would not return next season after the women's volleyball team ended the 2022-2023 season 1-28.  “We will be looking for...

University Faculty Play the Newlywed Game

University Faculty Play the Newlywed Game

Josh Meredith, Chief Photo Editor February 16, 2022 Greg Blair, assistant professor of Art and Design and interim adviser of The Shield in Fall 2021, and Sara Blair, chair of the Art and Design Department, play...

Myths and Facts about the transition to Division I.

5 common myths about Division I

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief February 10, 2022

Myth: Tuition is going to go up by thousands of dollars.  Fact: Tuition will not increase. A student fee will be implemented over a four-year plan. At the end of four years, the final annual student...

Junior guard Soffia Rieckers fights to keep possession of the ball against William Jewell College. The Eagles defeated the Cardinals 86 - 51.

Gallery: University basketball vs William Jewell

Michaela Nees, Staff Photographer February 10, 2022

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke speaks at the press conference announcing USIs partnership with the Ohio Valley Conference Wednesday morning in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Evansville mayor supports USI’s decision to go DI

Casey Clark, Chief Copy Editor February 7, 2022

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said he supported the university’s decision to transition from Division II athletics to Division I. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to transition university athletics...

Alexis Price, senior exercise science and kinesiology major, explains instructions to members of the Eagles In Action group during the Homecoming 2022 Can-Struction event. We had some organizations on campus that couldnt be here, so they reached out and donated to us, Price said. Were sitting at almost 800 donated items, so thats incredible for this event on homecoming week.

Gallery: Students kickoff homecoming week raising donations for Archie’s Closet

Josh Meredith and Michaela Nees February 1, 2022

Homecoming 2022 kicked off Monday with a superhero theme and events on campus helping the local community. Monday night's can-struction event, sponsored by Love Unites, Love Avails, received nearly...

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...

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