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Potential COVID-19 case involving student athlete

Kobe Caldwell tries to hype the student section up during the last moments of the Men’s Basketball game on Apr. 1, 2019 at the Ford Center.
October 14, 2020

Media Day is when various media outlets interview USI basketball players. The event usually ends with the teams’ coaches presenting them at the Fall Festival. Media Day was supposed to be Tuesday...

Basketball heating up in hopes of season

Former USI athlete Stan Gouard was named the 10th head coach of the men's basketball team. Gouard served 12 years as head coach of the UIndy before returning to USI.
October 8, 2020

Seven months ago, the men’s basketball team was on their way to Indianapolis for the regional tournament. It was at the Cracker Barrel in Bloomington where the team found out their season was over. There...

Junior captain relies on teamwork to succeed

Emma DeHart, junior guard, drives to the basket against Missouri S&T in 2017
February 11, 2020

Emma DeHart said she had challenges playing basketball in high school. The coaches didn’t trust her to play well and she had to change coaches three times, but she loved the consistency of playing and...

What we’ve missed while on break

Kobe Caldwell, senior guard, celebrates during a timeout Saturday night at the Screaming Eagles Arena.
January 14, 2020

Dec. 15 The men’s basketball team defeated the Lincoln Lynxes by 20 points, 81-61. Junior Forward Emmanuel Little compiled a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds. Senior Guard Darnell Butleradded...

Lessons on mental toughness

The Women's basketball team celebrates after a win.
Students overcome mental barriers, find success
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 team to walk for a cure

The 2018 Komen Evansville Tri-State Race for the Cure will begin at 7 a.m. Sunday at the Eastland Mall.
September 25, 2018

Alex Davidson described the Race for the Cure as moving and empowering. The women’s basketball team will walk with the university team for the 2018 Komen Evansville Tri-State Race for the Cure...

Women’s basketball hopeful for bigger turnout

Women's basketball hopeful for bigger turnout
January 31, 2018

Jordan Auker Audrey Turner thinks men’s sports, including basketball, are more hyped than women’s sports. “I think the timing of men’s games is better, and in general it’s a faster-paced...

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