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Cheer team places fifth at nationals

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

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 we made it down there, our first goal was to make it to finals,” Megan Murphy, the first-year head coach fo...

Column: parking lot continues to close

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

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 department thinks this is a good idea, meanwhile students are having a hard time finding a place t...

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 becomes even harder and with a price increase, but the Athletics Department has a game plan. “...

Athletic director talks potential ramifications after new California law

Athletic director talks potential ramifications after new California law

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...

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