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Myths and Facts about the transition to Division I.

5 common myths about Division I

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief February 10, 2022

Myth: Tuition is going to go up by thousands of dollars.  Fact: Tuition will not increase. A student fee will be implemented over a four-year plan. At the end of four years, the final annual student...

Junior guard Soffia Rieckers fights to keep possession of the ball against William Jewell College. The Eagles defeated the Cardinals 86 - 51.

Gallery: University basketball vs William Jewell

Michaela Nees, Staff Photographer February 10, 2022

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke speaks at the press conference announcing USIs partnership with the Ohio Valley Conference Wednesday morning in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Evansville mayor supports USI’s decision to go DI

Casey Clark, Chief Copy Editor February 7, 2022

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said he supported the university’s decision to transition from Division II athletics to Division I. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to transition university athletics...

Lexie Green, sophomore guard, looks for a pass Monday evening.

Gallery: Women’s Basketball Beats McKendree University 90-59

Michaela Nees , Staff Photographer January 19, 2022

Women's basketball beat Mckendree university 90-59 Monday night with a lead in both halves. This is their third straight win. The next home game for women's basketball will be against the University...

Senior forward Ashlynn Brown jumps for the ball at the beginning of the game Friday evening.

Gallery: Women’s basketball vs Kentucky Christian University

Michaela Nees, Staff Photographer December 16, 2021

Women's basketball played their last home game for the Fall 2021 semester Friday beating Kentucky Christian Univerity 108-42. The next home game for Women's basketball will be on Saturday, Jan. 8 at...

Members of the 2019-2020 mens basketball team celebrate in the Screaming Eagles Arena, the last season fans were present. Fans will be allowed in the Screaming Eagles Arena Tuesday for the 2021-2022 womens basketball home opener.

Basketball season, basketball fans to return to Screaming Eagles Arena

Alexis Donner, Staff Writer November 16, 2021

Basketball fans are returning to the Screaming Eagles Arena for the 2021-2022 basketball season. Fans will be allowed to attend the basketball games in person after not being allowed in the Screaming Eagles...

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.

Potential COVID-19 case involving student athlete

Nik Cunningham, Publications Editor 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...

Former USI athlete Stan Gouard was named the 10th head coach of the mens basketball team. Gouard served 12 years as head coach of the UIndy before returning to USI.

Basketball heating up in hopes of season

Christian Rigg and Nathanial Barbee 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...

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