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David Bower, Joan Kempf deLong, Tim Mahoney, Zane Mitchell, Ronald Rochon, Jon Mark Hall, Khalilah Doss and Kindra Strupp stand in front of the sculpture at the Screaming Eagles Complex.  President Rochon called it a

Students take first look inside new athletic facilities

Shelby Clark , Editor-in-Chief September 16, 2021

Students, faculty, staff and a state senator take a first look inside the Aquatic Center and at the new campus sculpture, “The Screaming Eagle.” Members of the university community toured the...

The Women's basketball team celebrates after a win.

Lessons on mental toughness

Students overcome mental barriers, find success
Sarah Rogers, Features Editor January 22, 2019

Alex Davidson spent her first two seasons on the basketball team sitting the bench. The senior elementary education major’s family would crowd the bleachers each game, only to see Davidson play...

Women's basketball 'off to a really good start'

Women’s basketball ‘off to a really good start’

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer January 16, 2018

Jacob Candler The Shield interviewed women’s basketball coach Rick Stein about the upcoming season and their goals for this year. The team just recently won 71-58 against the University of Indianapolis...

Women's basketball wins season opener

Women’s basketball wins season opener

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief November 11, 2016

The women's basketball team opened up the 2016-17 season with its first 100 point game since February 2014. The Eagles beat the Roosevelt University Lakers 108-55 fueled by leading scorers Kaydie Grooms...

Communication key on, off court

Sarah Loesch February 6, 2015

The women's basketball team beat Quincy University Thursday night 76-55 after an all around strong performance from the team. The Eagles never trailed in the game and at one point led by 26 points. The...

Senior Autumn Miller fights for the ball in the Eagle's game against Rockhurst University over winter break.

Teams learn from holiday games, hope to see more students court-side

Bradie Gray January 20, 2015

While many students were binge-watching Netflix, catching up on sleep and preparing for another semester, the men’s and women’s basketball teams spent winter break putting in work on the court. The...

Fall Festival gives exposure to basketball teams

Sarah Loesch October 7, 2014

A tradition started in 2003 by former Men's Head Basketball Coach Rick Herdes has stayed strong throughout the years. Every year, the USI basketball teams are introduced on the main stage at the Fall...

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