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Isaiah Swope, sophomore guard, takes a hard foul against Midway University Nov. 2 in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Shield Sports staff names men’s, women’s basketball 2023 awards

Quinton Watt and Eric Reynolds March 1, 2023

The university’s basketball season is ending, and it’s time for The Shield’s awards for the first Division I basketball season.  Women’s MVP: Hannah Haithcock The women’s basketball’s...

The womens basketball team huddle together at the womens basketball game Saturday in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Gallery: Women’s basketball Homecoming Game vs Morehead State University 58-46

Quinton Watt and Emalee Jones February 7, 2023

The women's basketball won 58-46 against Morehead State University Saturday in the Screaming Eagles Arena. Vanessa Shafford, sophomore guard, had possession of the ball at the end of the game and waited...

Tara Robbe, senior forward, charges past Eastern Illinois University players at the womens basketball game Thursday in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Gallery: Women’s basketball game vs Eastern Illinois University 62-67

Emalee Jones, Managing Editor February 1, 2023

The women's basketball went up against Eastern Illinois University Thursday in the Screaming Eagles Arena. The game went into overtime when the teams tied for 56. The Screaming Eagles lost in overtime...

Soffia Rieckers, senior guard, shoots for three against Oakland City University Nov. 7 in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Gallery: Women’s basketball beats Oakland City University 87-39

Quinton Watt, Sports Editor November 8, 2022

USI women’s basketball defeats Oakland City University 87-39 Nov. 7 in the Screaming Eagles Arena. The Eagles were led by Hannah Haithcock, senior forward, with 16 points and four rebounds.

Takiya Howard, sophomore guard, shows her skills with a layup at the 2022 Midnight Madness event Thursday.

Opinion: Division I women’s basketball games to watch

Eric Reynolds, Sports Writer October 25, 2022

The women’s basketball team is getting ready to begin its first Division I season. More well known teams are on the schedule. Basketball fans should be on the lookout for these games: Oakland City...

Womens basketball team before their first official practice of the season on Sept. 27. The team had many players return, including USI graduate Emma Dehart as an assistant coach.

Women’s basketball returns same team with new challenges

Eric Reynolds and Quinton Watt October 11, 2022

The women’s basketball team will start Division I play with an experienced roster returning from a successful campaign a year ago. The team lost guards Ashley Hunter and Emma Dehart from the 23-6...

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...

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