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Looking at the recent History of USI sports

Looking at the recent History of USI sports

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor August 29, 2019

The University of Southern Indiana has not been around very long. It started in the 60s and USI is still going strong today. With everything constantly moving forward, it is always good to look back at...

Softball senior day wins double header

Softball senior day wins double header

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor April 16, 2019

The USI softball team had their senior night Saturday along with a doubleheader against Missouri University of Science & Technology. In the bottom of the first inning, sophomore infielder and outfielder...

Student athletes with the University of Southern Indiana's Women's softball team practice at the Broadway Sports Complex, Aug. 28, 2018.

Lady Eagles stay humble after National Championship win

Austin A. Lewis, Sports Editor August 28, 2018

The University of Southern Indiana’s Women’s Softball team is digging their talons into a new season. After soaring high from last season with a national championship, the team isn’t letting...

The university softball team in 2018 as they concluded their season.

Finding a new groove

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor April 17, 2018

Coming off the success high of last season, the university softball team was ready to be just as successful this season. However, the season started rocky and left the team confused and discouraged. Caitlyn...

Pitcher Brooke Harmening winds up for a pitch during a game in 2015. Harmening is now a graduate assistant for the softball team while working toward her master’s in sports management.

Softball’s offense stalls against Quincy

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor April 26, 2017

No. 5 Southern Indiana lost its final home game of the season after losing game two of Monday’s doubleheader against Quincy. With the loss, the team sits at 2-2 in the last four games after entering...

Senior Haley Hodges prepares to swing at an incoming pitch during the team’s Senior Day game.

Softball splits series on Senior Day

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor April 26, 2017

On softball’s senior day, No. 5 Southern Indiana split a pair of games against Truman State before the festivities could begin. The day started off promising with the team entering game one with its...

Sophomore Caitlyn Bradley pitches during a game against Trevecca Nazarenne in 2016 at the USI baseball fields.

Softball keeps winning as offense struggles

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor April 20, 2017

Sue Kunkle said the softball team is finding different ways to win during its seven game win streak. USI has been winning close games since there hasn’t been much breathing room created by the offense....

Softball fights back twice

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor April 16, 2017

No. 8 Southern Indiana (36-8) passed the 35-win mark for the third straight season and last season’s win total of 35 after sweeping Wisconsin-Parkside (13-23) in a GLVC doubleheader on Friday. The...

University investigates inappropriate Halloween costume

James Vaughn November 2, 2013

A strength and conditioning trainer for USI’s softball team is under fire after photos surfaced of her dressed as Adolf Hitler with a swastika on her arm. The trainer, Chrissy Fowler, works with the...

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