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Natural disasters pose concerns, too

James Vaughn

January 15, 2014

What if a student were to come face-to-face with a gunman? What if a tornado set its sights on the university? What if the campus began shaking traumatically? The above scenarios are ones Associate Professor of Geology James Durbin and Public Safety Assistant Director Stephen Bequette think st...

Evansville will host 2015 NCAA Elite Eight

Ford Center will host the 2014 and 2015 NCAA Division II Elite Eight. FILE PHOTO/The Shield

Zane Clodfelter

December 11, 2013

Evansville Sports Corp will announce today that Ford Center and Evansville will be the host of the 2015 NCAA Division II Elite Eight and the 2017 NCAA II Cross Country Championships. A press conference has been scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in the lobby of Ford Center to announce the additional tournaments. The venue i...

Q&A with Stephanie Carpenter


Jessica Stallings

December 9, 2013

Stephanie Carpenter is a senior guard for the Southern Indiana women's basketball team. Carpenter, a Salem, Ill., native, and a pre-criminal justice major currently leads the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) in three-point field goal makes while sitting in the top 25 in NCAA Division II three-po...

Q&A with Lauren DeShaney

Dennis Marshall

December 5, 2013

Lauren DeShaney, a two-time Academic All-GLVC recipient, not only finds success in the classroom but also on the volleyball court. The junior kinesiology major from Appleton,Wis., hopes for a deep run into the postseason. Q-How did the regular season go? A-We had an awesome season. We went 15-3 ...

Joergens legacy lives on through his tournament

The 1971-72 ISUE basktball team, Joergens is in the first row, second from the right.

Zane Clodfelter

December 4, 2013

No. 11 Southern Indiana didn’t need any additional motivation after falling behind by 20 to IU Southeast in their final game of the Bill Joergens Memorial Classic on Saturday. After all, the game USI found itself in carries the name of one of the university’s biggest supporters. “Bill’s love...

This week in USI athletics

Zane Clodfelter

December 3, 2013

Guy posts top-10 finish as Eagles place 11th at NCAA meet Southern Indiana sophomore Johnnie Guy finished with a ninth-place showing at the NCAA II National Championships. No. 7 USI settled for an 11th-place finish out of 32 teams on the field. Guy, who becomes the Eagles' 18th cross country All...

Jones ready to play after shoulder injury

Jones ready to play after shoulder injury

Jessie Hellmann

November 22, 2013

Southern Indiana men's basketball forward/center Chuck Jones is looking forward to being back on the court after his season-ending shoulder injury last year. “It feels great to be back,” Jones said. “I’m just excited with all the pieces we have, and I’m ready to get on the floor.” The...

Eagles blow past Davis & Elkins to capture second victory

Zane Clodfelter

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 didn’t last long, as Southern Indiana followed with a 16-0 run, capped by a Jessica Parker...

Attendance numbers continue to pace the GLVC

Zane Clodfelter

November 20, 2013

While attendance numbers have dropped at the Physical Activities Center (PAC) for men’s basketball games, Southern Indiana still remains one of the leaders in Division II attendance coming into this season. In 2012-2013, USI averaged 1,520 fans in 15 regular season games at the PAC. The biggest...

COLUMN: Appreciate the KWC rivalry while you can


Zane Clodfelter

November 20, 2013

The ever-changing college landscape has created a situation where longtime rivalries are put aside for monetary gain. Universities are leaving conferences at all levels of the NCAA for bigger paychecks, letting historic rivalries fade. Southern Indiana and Kentucky Wesleyan haven’t let the Panthers...

Eagles’ guard Thomas leads by example

Southern Indiana senior guard Lawrence Thomas drives to the basket in last month's exhibition game at Indiana University in Bloomington. PHOTO by JIMMY PYLES

Zane Clodfelter

November 13, 2013

For Southern Indiana senior guard Lawrence Thomas, every passing day is one step closer to the end of his collegiate career. The Springfield, Ill. native knows it, and he is making the most of out his fifth and final season in the USI uniform. “As a senior, every day is your last something,” Th...

Eagles add an exhibition game to men’s basketball schedule

Zane Clodfelter

November 13, 2013

The schedule for Rodney Watson and his Southern Indiana men’s basketball program has an addition. The Eagles added an exhibition contest against Saint Catharine College which will take place today at the Physical Activities Center (PAC). The game tips at 4 p.m. and is free to the public. “We were...

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