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Watson retires as men’s head basketball coach

Coach Rodney Watson celebrates his 232 career win at USI after defeating Kentucky Wesleyan 82-63 at the Screaming Eagles Arena. Watson announced his retirement Monday.

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2020

Men’s head basketball coach Rodney Watson is retiring, the university announced Monday. Watson, USI’s all time winningest head coach, said via video message the timing was perfect for “a new voice, new style and new energy.” The university will begin a national search to fill the position. ...

Quidditch travels to first national tournament

Senior keeper Shane Ritz looks for a teammate to pass the quaffle to during this year’s Eagle Cup. Ritz has been on the team for four years and is the vice president of the organization.

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

April 12, 2016

The USI Quidditch team spent 14 hours in a car together on the way to its first national tournament. “We were sort of forced to have an incredibly late start (driving) on Friday,” coach Keller Stevens said. “But we didn’t want to have anyone miss class.” The team left Evansville around 4 ...

‘This isn’t a joke’: Official club sport to host first tournament

'This isn't a joke': Official club sport to host first tournament

Sarah Loesch

March 25, 2015

The USI Quidditch team is excited for the opportunity to show the USI community what it is all about. The team, which was founded in 2013, is a member of U.S. Quidditch, the governing body for Quidditch in the United States. Almost 200 teams around the U.S., including USI's, are members of the organization...

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