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Athletes may not be getting eligibility this year

Senior guard Mateo Rivera celebrates after a made basket February 24, 2020 afternoon at the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Nik Cunningham, Publications Editor

September 14, 2020

Athletes were still able to get eligibility last semester, but only if they were able to come back next year. Now next semester is here and even more, athletes can’t play. Right now the plan is for the students who can’t play this semester to play next year, which won’t be possible for student...

Volleyball and Soccer are postponed

Photo courtesy of USI Sports Information

Stewart Brooking, Sports Editor

August 26, 2020

On July 27 2020 the GLVC made the decision to postpone high-risk contact sports such as Volleyball and Men’s and Women’s soccer. Men’s Soccer Men’s Soccer is one of the fall sports that are to be postponed to the spring. Head coach Matt Santoro says they will rely on the players to do ...

Column: parking lot continues to close

The back row of parking lot C will not be available for public use until completion of phase II of the PAC renovation, which is expected to be done in October of 2020

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

January 21, 2020

A section of parking lot C, in front of the Orr Center, will be closed all day on a few Thursdays and Saturdays because of home basketball games. Despite the lack of parking on campus, the athletics department thinks this is a good idea, meanwhile students are having a hard time finding a place t...

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. “...

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 our accomplishments. Nov. 29, 2007: Women’s Basketball have an undefeated season Apr. 10, 2...

Volleyball adds depth, works on team bonding

Volleyball adds depth, works on team bonding

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

August 15, 2017

Leah Mercer said this year’s volleyball team has something none of her other teams have had. “We have depth this year like we’ve never had before,” the USI head volleyball coach said. “We’re going to have 16 bodies and we’re coming off a season where we had like 12 healthy.” The ad...

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