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The Screaming Eagles Complex is located on the cross-section between University Boulevard and Bennett Lane. (Photo by Will Kessinger)

Director of athletics on keys to working in athletics, jump to Division I

Will Kessinger, Staff Writer April 28, 2024

To close The Shield’s coverage of Division I sports for the 2023-24 season, I wanted to get a perspective on USI athletics that I hadn’t covered before. I wanted to look at something that isn’t quite...

The USI Intramurals Hall of Fame honors students who have competed at the highest level of intramural and club sports. (Graphic by Alyssa DeWig)

USI Intramurals Hall of Fame: The origin and potential future of the institution

Will Kessinger, Staff Writer April 4, 2024

Most are familiar with or aware of USI Intramural Sports and how it brings opportunities to students on campus by connecting people and providing mental, physical and competitive stimulation. However,...

The baseball team celebrate its victory against Eastern Michigan University Friday at the USI Baseball Field. (Photo by Will Kessinger)

Analysis: USI wins dramatic home opener after awe-shocking 1st inning

Will Kessinger, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

The University of Southern Indiana baseball team debuted at home against Eastern Michigan University at 4 p.m. Friday at the USI Baseball field. The playing conditions were near-perfect, 56 degrees Fahrenheit,...

Cameron Kainer, USI swimming and diving head coach, said chemistry and camaraderie came naturally to the team. (Photo courtesy of Barbara Goodwin and USI Athletic Communications)

Feature: Swimming and diving head coach reflects on teams’ journeys throughout an inspiring season

Will Kessinger, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

Throughout Southern Indiana’s swim and dive season, the men's and women's teams have seen an overhaul in talent and youth. The teams feature two upperclassmen, two seniors, Donnevun Banks, senior diver...

The dance team poses together after performing their nationals routine for the last time Saturday morning in Orlando, Florida. (Photo courtesy of Abigail Durham)

My experience traveling to compete in a college dance competition

Abigail Durham, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

The USI Dance Team and I had the opportunity to travel to Orlando, Florida from April 6-9 to compete at the College Classic Dance Team Union Nationals Competition.  Under their division and a style of...

Ricardo Van Grieken, sophomore infielder, swings at a pitch Wednesday in the game against Oakland City University at the USI Baseball Field.

Gallery: Men’s baseball win against Oakland City University 15-6

Emalee Jones, Managing Editor April 19, 2023

The men’s baseball team went up against Oakland City University at the USI Baseball Field. USI won against OCU 15-6.

Caroline Stapleton, freshman outfielder, waits for a pitch at home plate Tuesday in the game against Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis at the USI Softball Field.

Gallery: Women’s softball loses to IUPUI 0-3

Emalee Jones, Managing Editor April 5, 2023

The women's softball team went up against Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Tuesday at the USI Softball Field. USI lost to IUPUI 0-3.

Steak Fry ‘n’ Auction raises money for scholarships

Steak Fry ‘n’ Auction raises money for scholarships

Nik Cunningham, Sprots Editor September 3, 2019

The Steak Fry ‘n’ Auction started 26 years ago when the athletics department was selling Season Tickets. “It started as a promotion to sell Season Tickets and to just raise money,” Mandi Fulton...

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