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Brothers scores induction

Ernie Brothers, a former guard for the men’s basketball team, goes for a layup during a game in the 1970s. Brothers wil be inducted into the USI Athletic Hall of Fame Friday.

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 9, 2016

Ernie Brothers played basketball all his life, but it wasn’t until high school that he became competitive. “Once I started playing as a freshman (in high school), I really enjoyed it,” Brothers said. “I was not very good, so I had to work really hard during the summer to turn into a decent pl...

Gibson enters hall of fame

Gibson enters hall of fame

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

January 20, 2016

Soccer was the only sport Shane Gibson cared about growing up in Chesterfield, England. “Ever since I was little I always wanted to be a professional soccer player,” the former USI center forward said. In England, students leave high school at 16, and Gib- son said there are no opportunities...

Former USI runner heads to Olympic Trials

Former USI runner Dustin Emerick leads the pack during the Division II National Championship. The assistant track and field and cross country coach at USI is set to run the Olympic Trials Marathon in California Feb. 22.

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

January 12, 2016

“Anything you do, your world can change in a second,” Platt said. “Even though it was my worst fear come true, it’s something you just have to cope with and deal with and you have to move on.”

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