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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...

Stan Gourd, head of mens basketball, shakes the hand of media specialist Mike Blake after the vote to go Division I.

Campus reacts to DI announcement

Fallon Heady, Staff Writer February 10, 2022

The campus is buzzing after the university Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to apply to transition university athletics to NCAA Division I. Jon Mark Hall, co-chair of the Division I Exploratory...

“Home Team” is the true story of Sean Payton, coach of New Orleans Saints. The film is streaming now on Netflix.

“Home Team” is another heartwarming sports movie

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer February 9, 2022

Did you enjoy the classic inspirational sports films like “The Sandlot” and “Remember the Titans?” If so, you just might enjoy “Home Team.”  After being suspended for a year over a supposed...

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...

Campus community’s conflicting voice on DI

Campus community’s conflicting voice on DI

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer February 6, 2022

Students, faculty and staff on campus have mixed feelings about the possible transition of university athletics to Division I.  The campus community received an email from President Ronald Rochon on...

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