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Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

September 27, 2017

It’s over. It’s done. It finally happened. The USI men’s soccer team won its first conference match of the season Sunday and ended a four-match losing streak in the process. The Screaming Eagles were once again able to scream “we won.” It had been over 20 days since the team tasted vi...

The Sideline View: Curb your expectations for the PAC

The Sideline View: Curb your expectations for the PAC

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

September 12, 2017

At the Board of Trustees meeting last week, USI Director of Facility Operations and Planning Jim Wolfe proudly showed a video of what the PAC is supposed to look like once two phases of construction are finished sometime during 2020. Predictably, the video picked up a lot of traction on social media. A...

The Sideline View: Cheering can be fun too

The Sideline View: Cheering can be fun too

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

September 12, 2017

With the futsal, softball and co-ed softball intramural leagues kicking off this week, it's time for the students to start supporting them by actually showing up at the games. No, these aren’t NCAA sanctioned sports or club sports like quidditch, rugby or ultimate frisbee, but why should that stop an...

The Sideline View: Majors matter more than athletics

The Sideline View: Majors matter more than athletics

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

September 12, 2017

As each season begins, so too does the realization for seniors that this doesn’t last forever. Something that’s been a huge part of your life or maybe even the reason you were able to go to college in the first place, is only temporary. For the 2017-18 academic year, there are 57 seniors on al...

The Sideline View: Focus on the new, not the old

The Sideline View: Focus on the new, not the old

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

September 12, 2017

Collegiate sports may have more talent involved than high school sports, but the two are similar in one regard.  Seldom does either bring back the entire team for a second season. In high school, players quit or move like in college when players quit or transfer to another school. And there’s so...

The Sideline View: What issues are athletes allowed to speak about?

The Sideline View: What issues are athletes allowed to speak about?

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

September 12, 2017

One name remains off of an NFL roster as training camps near completion: Colin Kaepernick. The 29-year-old made ripples last year when he started kneeling instead of standing for the National Anthem. To many onlookers, Kaepernick’s actions were seen as an affront to the police and military, not as ...

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