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Volleyball and Soccer are postponed

Stewart Brooking, Sports Editor August 26, 2020

On July 27 2020 the GLVC made the decision to postpone high-risk contact sports such as Volleyball and Men’s and Women’s soccer. Men’s Soccer Men’s Soccer is one of the fall sports that are...

The USI Cheerleading team looks up at the jumbo Tron during a media time out.

Cheer team places fifth at nationals

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor January 21, 2020

The USI Cheer team finished 5 out of 18 teams in nationals on Jan.18 in Orlando, Florida. The Cheer team was competing in the Division II Small Coed Division for the first time since 2016. “When...

The back row of parking lot C will not be available for public use until completion of phase II of the PAC renovation, which is expected to be done in October of 2020

Column: parking lot continues to close

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor January 21, 2020

A section of parking lot C, in front of the Orr Center, will be closed all day on a few Thursdays and Saturdays because of home basketball games. Despite the lack of parking on campus, the athletics...

Season ticket prices have increased for the new arena

Season ticket prices have increased for the new arena

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor November 12, 2019

With a new arena comes the challenge of finding the perfect seat to watch the Screaming Eagles battle their opponents. For those that have always had the same seats, game in and game out, the challenge...

Athletic director talks potential ramifications after new California law

Athletic director talks potential ramifications after new California law

Jon Mark Hall talks about the possibility of college athletes getting paid and what it would look like for USI
Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor October 15, 2019

California Governor, Gavin Newsom, signed law on Sept. 30 stating student athletes can profit from the use of their names, images and likenesses despite push back from the NCAA. The bill would allow...

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...

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