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Now that college athletes can make money in California, how will NCAA policy change?

Now that college athletes can make money in California, how will NCAA policy change?

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 student athletes to make money from signing autographs or having their image displayed on promotional...

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...

Steak Fry ‘n’ Auction raises money for scholarships

Steak Fry ‘n’ Auction raises money for scholarships

Nik Cunningham, Sprots Editor

September 3, 2019

The Steak Fry ‘n’ Auction started 26 years ago when the athletics department was selling Season Tickets. “It started as a promotion to sell Season Tickets and to just raise money,” Mandi Fulton said, assistant director of athletics. “It started at the Hilltop Grove.” Fulton said she is v...

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...

Women’s tennis gears up for great season

Women’s tennis gears up for great season

Rachel Lowhorn, Sports Editor

September 17, 2018

In her 28th year as head coach, Keely Porter has a strong team to lead in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Porter’s goal for the group is to “become individually more skilled.” This year’s team has four freshman, one sophomore and two juniors. “We have a competitively young group,”...

High hopes for men’s basketball season

High hopes for men’s basketball season

Rachel Lowhorn, Sports Editor

September 17, 2018

As the Men’s Basketball team is preparing for the season, Rodney Watson begins his 9th year as head basketball coach. Coach Watson is 203-65 overall in his eight years with the team. Watson and the team constructed a 20 game winning streak making them 20-11 in the 2017 season. The Shield sits down ...

Lady Eagles stay humble after National Championship win

Lady Eagles stay humble after National Championship win

Austin A. Lewis, Sports Editor

August 28, 2018

The University of Southern Indiana’s Women’s Softball team is digging their talons into a new season. After soaring high from last season with a national championship, the team isn’t letting the win get to their heads or determine how things will go this time around. “Our kids are very ...

Reynolds named men’s golf coach

Reynolds named men’s golf coach

Austin A. Lewis, Sports Editor

August 24, 2018

The men’s golf program is starting the 2018-19 year off with more than just a fresh start, but with fresh leadership as well. Mike Reynolds is coming on as the seventh head coach in the program’s history. Reynolds is a Morehead State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in university studi...

USI Men’s Track & Field finishes eighth at WashU invitational

USI Men’s Track & Field finishes eighth at WashU invitational

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

April 4, 2018

The men’s track and field team finished eighth at the Washington University in St. Louis Invitational over the weekend. Though his specific place was not known as of press time, Senior James Cecil said he probably placed somewhere in the teens. “We had people at different meets and at NC State ...

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