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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. “...

Eagles look to keep rivalry alive in ‘Battle of the Bridge’ matchup with Kentucky Wesleyan

Eagles look to keep rivalry alive in 'Battle of the Bridge' matchup with Kentucky Wesleyan

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

November 12, 2019

With the annual Battle of the Bridge game coming up on Nov. 18th, the rivalry game against Kentucky Wesleyan College (KWC) is thicker than ever. The historical basketball game has kicked off every basketball season since 1975.  “There are very few rivalries in college basketball and this is one of the be...

New arena open for first full season

New arena open for first full season

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

Screaming Eagles fans are excited for the new basketball season because this is the first season that all the home games will be held at the new arena. The Screaming Eagles arena will host its first basketball game Nov. 13 after opening in the spring of 2019.  “From a basketball coach’s viewpoint, th...

What does it take to get into the USI sports Hall of Fame?

What does it take to get into the USI sports Hall of Fame?

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

October 29, 2019

Entering the Hall of Fame is a dream that athletes hope to achieve, but very few of them actually make it there. “For the athletic hall of fame, we’re really looking at accomplishments on the fields and on the courts and also see how well how well their academic career would be factored in,” s...

USI WiFi crashing more than working

USI WiFi crashing more than working

Emily Catterton, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

Opening our computers to start assignments or tests should be an easy task.  It should be easier than the assignment at hand and yet, we are often left with frustration because the WiFi isn’t working. I’ve noticed that USI has a big issue when it comes to having strong and continuously working WiFi. I...

Canton Charge take Alex Stein No. 12 in G-League draft

Alex Stein, senior guard, celebrates with the fans after they defeated Western Texas University 94-84 Wednesday night at the Ford Center.

Nik Cunningham and Riley Guerzini

October 26, 2019

Former USI Basketball player Alex Stein was taken No. 12 overall by the Canton Charge in the NBA G-League draft on Oct. 26. Stein scored more than 2,000 points during his career at USI and averaged an impressive 20.9 points per game. The G-League is the NBA’s minor and is a platform for ameat...

Midnight Madness kicks off the season

Midnight Madness kicks off the season

October 22, 2019

Midnight Madness kicked off the men’s and women’s basketball seasons. The Athletics Department faced the two teams off against each other in increasingly hilarious games and challenges. The stands were packed like sardines. Everyone walking between the seats and trying to find a place to sit had to c...

Achilles tear not keeping Caldwell down

Achilles tear not keeping Caldwell down

Nik Cunningham, Sprts Editor

October 22, 2019

It can be easy to get a sports injury. Injuries are common in sports and caused by strain or overuse and most can be easily repaired by most moving the injury as little as possible. Most of the more common injuries can be fixed with a cold compress and a few hours or days to feel, but not the Achil...

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...

No superstitions in basketball

No superstitions in basketball

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

October 1, 2019

Rodney Watson, head coach of the men’s basketball team,  believes everyone has a superstition, although he doesn’t always have one. “Superstitions are kinda like throwing salt over your shoulder,” Rodney Watson, head coach for the men’s basketball team, said, “...I think it’s personal p...

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...

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