USI Announces ’16-17 Men’s Basketball Schedule

first_imgEagles Will Play An Exhibition Game At Purdue2016-17 MBB SCHEDULE RELEASE (.pdf); COMPLETE 2016-17 SCHEDULEEVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Southern Indiana men’s basketball team announces the exciting, action packed 2016-17 schedule that includes 28-regular season games and begins at Purdue University for an exhibition game on November 1.“This is a great opportunity to play a Big-Ten team with such great tradition,” said USI Head Coach Rodney Watson. “We also are grateful for this chance to play in Mackey Arena where renovations have been completed since the Eagles last played an exhibition game there.”USI begins the regular season on the road for the second-straight season when the Screaming Eagles travel up the road to Indianapolis, Indiana, to play in the GLVC/GLIAC Challenge November 12-13. USI is slated to face Lake Erie College and Ashland University in the two-day event.The GLVC/GLIAC Challenge starts a six-game slate away from the Physical Activities Center to start the season. Following the challenge, the Eagles return to Evansville for the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Classic November 18-19 at the Ford Center. USI will play Florida Southern College, which won the 2015 NCAA Division II national championship at the Ford Center, and Kentucky Wesleyan College, the Eagles long-time rival and former GLVC member.The final third of the six-game road slate begin the 2016-17 GLVC campaign by traveling to McKendree University (December 1) and the University of Illinois Springfield (December 3).Eagle fans will get their first view of the 2016-17 USI squad December 10-11 when Ohio Valley University (December 10) and Lees-McRae College (December 11) in the shortened Bill Joergens Memorial Classic.USI stays at the PAC to play Bluefield College (December 14) before going on the road to play in the Louisville Airport East Classic that is hosted by Bellarmine University.After a home game with Bluefield State University on January 2 to start the 2017 calendar, USI resumes GLVC action by hosting William Jewell College (January 5) and Rockhurst University (January 7). The home conference schedule for the Eagles also includes Bellarmine (January 16); the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (January 19); Lewis University (January 21); Missouri University of Science & Technology (February 2); Drury University (February 4; Homecoming); Illinois Springfield (February 16); and McKendree University (February 18; Senior Day).The remainder of the GLVC road slate includes visits to Truman State University (January 12); Quincy University (January 14); Saint Joseph’s College (January 26); University of Indianapolis (January 28); University of Missouri-St. Louis (February 9); Maryville University (February 11); and Bellarmine University (February 23).“The GLVC regular season will be as strong of a test for us as it is every year,” said Watson. “The conference has produced our region’s representative in the NCAA II Elite Eight each of the last six seasons and we need to join that group.”The GLVC Tournament is slated to begin February 26 at campus sites before returning to the Ford Center in Evansville for the first time since 2014 for the final three rounds March 2-5. The NCAA II Midwest Regional is set for March 11-14, while the NCAA II Elite Eight moves to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, March 22-25.Schedule Notes:USI has won 20-or-more games in 20 of the last 24 seasons and has reached 25-or-more wins six of the last 15 years.USI has a record of 158-49 (.763) and won a pair of GLVC championships under the direction of Head CoachRodney Watson since 2009-10.USI has six teams on the schedule that appeared in the 2016 NCAA Division II Tournament (Ashland University, Bellarmine University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, University of Indianapolis, Lewis University, and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside).A total of 18 teams on the schedule were in their respective conference tournaments.The schedule includes 11 teams with winning records.USI’s all-time record against teams on the schedule is 454-229 (.665).The Eagles have opened the last 30 seasons with a victory.The Eagles have won each of the last 32 home openers.USI has a home record of 506-86 (.855) since moving into the PAC in 1980-81.Ticket prices for 2016-17: Season Chairbacks – $140.00; Season Bench – $85.00.(Ticket prices now include a GLVC Tournament first round game(s) at the PAC, if necessary) Ashland25-6NCAA II Midwest Regional19-13 Lees-McRae16-15Carolinas Conference Tour.2-0 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Wis.-Parkside25-6NCAA II Midwest Regional28-12 Kentucky State11-15SIAC Tour.19-3 Maryville10-188-2 Florida Southern10-19Sunshine State Conf. Tour.1-3 William Jewell9-174-0 Lake Erie10-183-0 Illinois Springfield11-18GLVC Tour.8-3 Bluefield State8-180-0 Indianapolis21-8NCAA II Midwest Regional54-21 Rockhurst12-15GLVC Tour.16-1center_img Quincy20-10GLVC Tour.29-10 Saint Joseph’s8-1954-20 Lewis24-9NCAA II Midwest Regional44-24 Drury19-8NCAA II Midwest Regional10-9 Team2015-16 RecordPost –SeasonUSI series record vs. opp. McKendree13-14GLVC Tour.7-7 Bellarmine23-7NCAA II Midwest Regional50-38 Kentucky Wesleyan27-4NCAA II Midwest Regional40-49 Bluefield College22-14NAIA Final Eight0-0 Missouri S&T8-1914-2 Ohio Valley8-19G-MAC Tour.6-0 Truman State21-9GLVC Tour.3-1last_img read more

Majority: Trooper’s Questioning Violated Seatbelt Enforcement Act

first_imgJennifer Nelson for www.theindianalawyer.comA state trooper’s recollection of a woman’s name on a national drug registry does not provide an independent basis of reasonable suspicion justifying him to investigate more than a seat belt violation that initiated the traffic stop, the Indiana Court of Appeals held in a 2-1 decision. As such, the judges reversed the woman’s motion to suppress evidence that led to a drug charge.Indiana State Police Trooper Mike Organ, while parked at a gas station in Clinton in 2014, saw a driver and passenger ride by without wearing seat belts. He stopped the car driven by Lisa Harris. When he learned her name, he recognized it from National Precursor Log Exchange reports, which he checked daily. Her license was valid and she did not have any outstanding warrants. The NPLEx indicated she had purchased pseudoephedrine nine times in the past year. This led to him having Harris get out of her car and asking her if she had recently purchased any cold medicine with pseudoephedrine. She admitted to selling the pills for $20. She consented to his search of her car, and he found what turned out to be meth in her purse.The state charged Harris with possession of methamphetamine as a Level 6 felony. She filed a motion to suppress, which was denied.“Harris contends the trial court erred in denying her motion to suppress because Trooper Organ’s investigation above and beyond the seat belt violation contravened Indiana’s Seatbelt Enforcement Act. We agree,” Judge Margret Robb wrote for the majority in Lisa R. Harris v. State of Indiana, 83A01-1509-CR-1311. The Act bars a search or detainment of a driver or passenger solely because of a violation of the act. Circumstances must arise after the stop that independently provide the officer with reasonable suspicion of other crimes.“In short, Trooper Organ’s recollection of Harris’s name appearing on NPLEx did not provide an independent basis of reasonable suspicion that would justify further investigation. Harris pulled over when Trooper Organ activated his emergency lights, and she produced a valid driver’s license. Trooper Organ’s subsequent questioning about Harris’s destination, her recent cold medicine purchase, and whether she would consent to a search violated the Act, and the trial court erred in denying her motion to suppress the evidence gleaned from that questioning,” Robb wrote.Judge Edward Najam dissented, writing the majority opinion failed to take into account numerous facts relied on by the trial court in denying Harris’ motion to suppress.“Trooper Organ recognized Harris from the frequency with which her name appeared on the NPLEx, and our precedent expressly permits an officer in a seatbelt stop to take reasonable steps to investigate a driver based on the officer’s actual knowledge of the driver’s identity. The majority declares that the NPLEx is of no probative value to criminal investigations unless it demonstrates on its face illegal pseudoephedrine purchases or attempted purchases. I cannot wholly agree,” he wrote.“[W]hile a traffic stop for a seatbelt violation cannot be turned into a fishing expedition, the Act does not vitiate an officer’s authority to investigate circumstances that become known to the stopping officer after he has initiated the traffic stop.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


first_img WHAT ON YOUR MIND TODAY?FOOTNOTES: Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming MONDAY ?Todays “READERS POLL’ question is: Do you feel that the Mayors economic trip to Germany on behalf of the citizens of Evansville is worthwhile?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


first_imgIS IT TRUE that the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation is now the proud owner of a golf course?…the large block of acreage on the Northside where people play one of the sports of kings was picked up by the EVSC for the handsome sum of $3.5 Million? …golf is a declining sport when it comes to mass participation and it is no wonder that the Brinker family who owned the course were open to letting it go?…we wonder why the EVSC could not find a piece of land that was undeveloped, so they could get a better price?IS IT TRUE everyone is aware that the population is moving out if the City of Evansville and into the unincorporated area on the North and West side?…at this point there is a new North High School, a new McCutcheonville Elementary and this land is slated for a new Junior High, none of which would have been necessary if the City of Evansville had not been allowed to degrade to the point of no return?…we predict the Northside schools will continue to dominate the academic performance rankings along with the Signature School and area Catholic schools?…we wonder why the City of Evansville based schools and especially those on the South and Southeast sides have been allowed to degrade to the point that the kids are performing at a failing grade level?IS IT TRUE that Mole #3 tells the CCO that a couple of City of Evansville officials and some close surrogates may be getting sued by a couple of soon to be plaintiffs? …its been alleged that the first lawsuit will be about price gouging, a claim of retaliatory acts, defamation of his character and tortious interference with a contractural business relationship? …Mole #3 also alleges that the other lawsuit in the works will be about a wrongful termination and defamation of character?  …that both lawsuits damage claims may be well into six figures?  …we hope that the City of Evansville and their surrogates have good errors and omissions insurance to pay for the above threaten lawsuits?IS IT TRUE a reader asked us yesterday what the sponsorship value that Old National Bank eventually paid for the naming rights the building formerly known as The Centre? …we do not recall ever learning what the amount turned out to be after the value of $4 Million was allegedly reneged on because public held companies can’t overpay for things like naming rights?  …what we are sure of is that there was plenty of egg on plenty of faces when that sweetheart deal fell apart?IS IT TRUE in a recent media interview ECHO Executive Director Stephanie TenBarge declared she’s planning to paint a cool “Mural” on the side of the 27 one bedroom apartment for the homeless?  …in our opinion putting a painted “Mural” on the side of apartment building for the homeless is a total waste of our hard earned tax dollars?  …that ECHO Housing Board of Directors should be ashamed of allowing ECHO Executive Director Stephanie TenBarge to go forward with this wasteful “Mural”  project?FOOTNOTE: Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel that it’s time for the State and Federal authorities do a comprehensive audit of the financial activities of the Evansville ECHO Housing?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Division of Recreation Men’s Summer Basketball League registration

first_imgThe Recreation Division has begun registration for the Men’s Summer Basketball League. The fee for the Outdoor Basketball League is $400 per team. The fees collected will go towards the costs of running the program. The fee is non-refundable. The fee also includes a game jersey. Rosters of up to 20 players may be submitted any weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the City Hall Office at 630 Avenue C, Room #13. The deadline for rosters and money is May 3 by 4 p.m. The season will tentatively start on May 30, 2017. Divisions will be formed on the basis of roster strength, as determined by league officials. As manager, your payment must include the cost for your entire team. Cash will be accepted and checks must be made payable to “City of Bayonne.” All teams must purchase Recreation Game shirts. League officials will strictly enforce the rule regarding players without shirts.For more information, contact Pete Amadeo at (201) 858-6129 or email [email protected]last_img read more

Olympic Spirit Track League results

first_imgGirls: 250 meters: 3 & 4 year old (1:13)1) Madison McCrossen, All Saints; 2) Chloe Olmo, St. Henry; 3) Amelia Diaz, SAS; 4) Jada Johnson, St. Al’s; 5) Kenzie Olmo, St. Henry; 6) Colleen Campbell, All Saints; 7) Caileen Raftery, St. Henry250 meters: 5 year old and under time (:57)1) Ryleigh Lynn, St. Henry; 2) Anna Lauara Cupido Carlorosi, OLC; 3) Mikenna Raftery, St. Henry; 4) Sophia Z Amos, All Saints; 5) Molly Dunne, St. Francis; 6) London Russo, SAS; 7) Hanna Luo, OLC; 8) Makenzie Smart, St. Al’s; 9) Joelle Stuart, OLC400 meters: 6 year old Time (1:45)1) Catarina Rubies, OLC; 2) Stephanie Pavon, SAS; 3) Isabella Cintron, St. Al’s; 4) Isabel Colon, All Saints; 5) Amelia Bonifaz, At. Al’s; 6) Jessica Kufoy, OLM; 7) Mika Roma, St. Henry; 8) Julia Rama, St. Henry400 meters: 7 year old Time (1:29)1) Mikaela Ciarlandini St. Henry; 2) Rose Arroyo, St. Henry; 3) Emily Palamino, St. Henry; 4)Hanna Schuitema, OLC; 5) Amanda Hitlan-Olesen, All Saints; 6) Sophia Oliver, St. Al’s; 7) Annabelle Samuelsen, OLC500 meters: 8 year old Time (1:55)1) Leyla Ziemba, St. Francis; 2) Mara Ellerson, St. Henry; 3) Juila Hester, All Saints; 4) Tatianna Sirna, St. Henry; 5) Natalia Japaz, St. Al’s; 6) Avani Nayak, St. Al’s; 7) Jenna Brennan, St. Francis; 8) Sophia Cintron, St. Al’s500 meters: 9 year old Time (1:45)1) Livia B. Diakogiannis, All Saints; 2) Anne Marie Clores, OLC; 3) Mairiana Puzycki, All Saints; 4) Miranda Shepard, All Saints; 5) Anais Veger, St. Henry; 6) Alyssa Palomino, St. Henry ; 7) Charlize Olmo, St. Henry; 8) Kristina Munoz, St. Al’s; 9) Kelly Vaughan, St. Francis10) Guadalupe Iglesias, SAS500 meters: 10 and 11 year old (1:45) 1) Victoria Okonkwo, St. Henry; 2) Riley Williams, St. Henry; 3) Sophia Morales, All Saints; 4) Janelle Robinson, St. Henry; 5) Jaylyn Orefice, SAS; 6) Kelly Hester, All Saints; 7) Natalia Sirna, St. Henry; 8) Sofia Vacca, St. Francis; 9) Annabel Calabrese, St. Henry; 10) Fiona Hughes, All Saints600 meters: 12 and older (2:01)1) Megan Dunne, St. Francis; 2) Charlotte Hennessey, St. Doms; 3) Kaitlyn Arroyo, St. Henry; 4) Sade Jimenez, St. Henry; 5) Christis Shepart, St. Henry; 6) Alanna Ciarlandini, St. Henry; 7) Kyra Woss, St. Al’s Boys250 meters: 3 & 4 year old (1:07)1) Justin Schaffner, St. Henry; 2) Sebastian Diakogiannis, All Saints; 3) Michael Sharp, All Saints; 4) Ryan Puizon, SAS; 5) Jayden Ramirez, SAS; 6) Elong Luo, OLC; 7) Zachary Rondon, All Saints; 8) Cyrus Wilson, OLC; 9) Andrew Serafin, St. Henry; 10) Gabe Enders, St. Henry250 meters: 5 year old (0:59)1) Joshua Cinque, St. Henry; 2 ) Ryan Fersha, St. Henry; 3) Ayush Thatte, OLC; 4) Daniel Barreto, OLM; 5) Michael Gurba, SAS; 6) Alec Feliciano, SAAS; 7) Devan Jaiswal, OLC; 8)Alex Wilson, OLC; 9) Owen Samuelsen, OLC; 10) Jack McMahon, All Saints400 Meters: 6 year old (1:32)1) Darius Montecastio, OLM; 2) Jayden Johnson, St. Al’s; 3) Matthew Gurvich, OLC; 4) Robert Pinzon, SAS; 5) Lucaz Japaz, St. Al’s; 6) Naz Johston, St. Al’s; 7) Christian C, OLM; 8) Connor C, OLM; 9) Saif Khan, OLC; 10) Patrick Campbell, All Saints.400 Meters: 7 year old (1:31)1) Brayden Picciotto, St. Henry; 2) Sam Geiger, All Saints; 3) Willian Wang, OLC; 4) Anfrian Navarro, SAS; 5) Michael Gurvich, OLC; 6) Alessandro Cupido Carlorosi, OLC; 7) Gerard Hester, All Saints; 8) Andrew Toledo, SAS; 9) Lorenzo Garcia, SAS; 10) Michael Gurvich, OLC500 meters: 8 year old (1:47)1) Kaan Camelo, OLC; 2) Jack Sanchez, SAS; 3) Jasper Schwamburger, OLC; 4) Jordan K, OLM; 5) Samuel Pelaez, SAS; 6) Alex J SAS; 7) Jeremy Pavon, SAS; 8) Jivan Jaiswal, OLC500 meters: 9 year old (1:51)1)Joseph Ciarlandini, St. Henry; 2) Kaden Williams, St. Henry; 3) Otavio Rubies, OLC; 4) Lucas Hernandez, St. Francis; 5) Luke Gurba, SAS; 6) Nicholas Martinez, St. Francis; 7) Wiebe Schuitema, OLC; 8) Jacob Vazquez, St. Al’s; 9) Benjamin Castro- Matthews, OLC; 10) Rocco Ingrassia, St. Al’s500 Meter: 10 and 11 years old (1:45)1) Alex Califano, OLC; 2) Alex Califano, OLC; 3) Jayce Anthony Aguilar, St. Al’s; 4) Nicholas Gurba, SAS; 5) Matthew Califano, OLC; 6) Liam Hester, All Saints; 7) Brian Ellerson, St. Henry600 Meters: 12 and older (2:29)1) Luke Rostan, St. Henry; 2) Dominic Okonkwo, St. Henry; 3) Vincent Mattiello, All Saints; 4) Joaquin Cepeda, St. Al’s; 5) Shawn Orefice, SAS; 6) Jonathan Robinson, St. Henry; Week 2 results for the Olympic Spirit Track League held in Gregg/Hudson County Park. Co-directors John Hnath and Al Long were ably assisted by coaches Sharon Nadrowski, Mercedes Alvarez; Justin Enes, Lauren Enes, Jose Bustamonte, Hans Parrado , Michelle Bernatowicz , John Nagel and other volunteers. Participating school include:OLC – Our Lady of Czestochowa, Jersey CitySAS -Saint Augustine School, Union CityOLM – Our Lady Mercy, Jersey CitySt. Al’s-Saint Aloysius, Jersey CityAll Saints Academy, BayonneSt. Henry, BayonneSt. Francis Academy, Union CitySDA -St. Dominic Academy, Jersey Citylast_img read more

BikeShare customers in Hoboken find non-working bikes

first_imgHOBOKEN — A year ago, the Reporter posted a video of only three bike share bikes parked in one of the locations in Hoboken on a weekday morning, all three of them not working. Not only that, it sometimes takes a while for a bike to tell the customer it’s not working, wasting valuable time.Has the problem been corrected a year later?Recently, a staffer came out of ShopRite on a weekend and found that of the five bikes available on the rack, each one turned out to be nonworking when tried.Then last week, on Friday afternoon just before rush hour, there were two bikes left at one of the stands near the train station, both not working.Here’s video from Friday, and we also have one of each of the five bikes at ShopRite being unavailable when tried.Bayonne and some of the towns in North Hudson, including Guttenberg and North Bergen, will soon start the same service, citing how well it’s working in Hoboken.So will the bikes be fixed? We’ll be calling the company and the city to find out. If you have thoughts, email [email protected] Your browser does not support the video tag.last_img read more


first_imgA special thank you to the Simpson Baber Foundation for their donation of $5,000 to the Division of Recreation Special Needs Sports Program and Buddy Baseball League! The Simpson Baber Foundation has been a tremendous supporter to the Division of Recreation Special Needs Programs. Their donation will go towards equipment and uniforms for all participants. From left to right are Dr. Patricia L. McGeehan, Vice President of the Simpson Baber Foundation, Gary L. LaPelusa, 3rd Ward Councilman, Pete Amadeo, Supervisor of Recreation, Peggy Baber, Chairman of the Simpson Baber Foundation, Mary Dunlap-Beales, Stephen Baber, and Mark Steinman, Assistant Director of Special Services. For information and to register for special needs sports, contact Pete Amadeo at (201) 858-6129 or email [email protected] ×last_img read more

Bayonne Little League Major League Softball

first_imgWinner’s Bracket Final GameCWV beat Stop and Shop, 8-3. CWV advanced to the championship round by defeating Stop and Shop 8-3. Stop and Shop took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Kelly Hester reached first on an error, advanced to second on a passed ball, stole third and scored on a throwing error for the game’s first run; CWV tied the game in the bottom of the first when Sheila O’Neill reached first base on a single, went to second on a throwing error, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on an overthrow for the tying run. The Vets took a 2-1 lead in the second frame when Keely Gorrell walked, went to second and third on passed balls and came home when the catcher threw the ball into the outfield. Stop and Shop tied the game in the fourth frame; Olivia Weber blasted a double and rode home on a fielder’s choice play. CWV took a 3-2 lead in the fourth. Caitlin Gaetani reached first on a single, moved to second on a fielder’s choice and scored on a ground out. The Vets put the game away when they scored five runs on four consecutive hits by Sheila, Arianna Castaldo, Caitlin and Annie O’Neill (one of Arizona’s hits was a double) and four walks in a row. The Shoppers scored the final run of the game when Jaleah Porch got a base hit and scored on Jayden Bailey’s base hit. Sheila and Caitlin both wound up with two hits in the game. Caitlin picked up the victory, she gave up three hits, retired 11 batters on strikes and walked three; Olivia was charged with the reversal, allowing six hits, fanning six and issuing nine free passes. Loser’s Bracket Elimination GameControl Services defeated FMBA, 15-10. Control Services eliminated FMBA from the postseason double elimination tournament. Control scored five runs in all the odd innings. Maddie Ashe lead the hit parade with three base hits, Gabby Flores and Lilah Gomez added two hits each and Samantha Boehm contributed a double, Samantha also excelled on defense at shortstop. Eva Reynolds lead FMBA with three hits, Giselle Davis got two hits and Maddie Diaz drove in two runs with a double. Emma Flores was credited with the victory when she gave up six hits, retired nine on third strikes and issued nine free tickets.last_img read more

Voters Pass $2.5 Million Ocean City School Referendum

first_imgOcean City Primary School was first constructed in 1965, and much of the building has seen no major renovation since then.Ocean City voters approved a $2.5 million school bond referendum in a 755-239 vote on Tuesday, March 11.Voter turnout among Ocean City’s 8,940 registered voters was 11.11 percent, according to totals from the Cape May County Board of Elections.The vote total included a 93-54 margin in favor among mail-in votes.The final tally is unofficial. Official totals — including provisional ballots — will be posted on Monday, March 17.The vote approves borrowing $2,497,421 to help pay for a renovation of the Ocean City Primary School, which was constructed in 1965.The school needs a new roof, heating and cooling systems, plumbing and electrical systems, windows and doors. Most classrooms have no air-conditioning, and some of the windows are 48-year-old originals, single-glazed and lined with asbestos.The approved borrowing means the owner of a (not-quite-median) $500,000 home in Ocean City would pay an extra $15.39 in school taxes annually for a bond issue period of 10 years, according to School Business Administrator Pat Yacovelli.The total projected cost for the project is $6,653,368. Ocean City will receive $2,399,279 from a state Regular Operating District (ROD) grant for school construction. The Ocean City School District will contribute about $1.8 million from a capital reserve fund.Construction is not expected to take place until summer 2015, but the district wanted to take advantage of the state grant and low interest rates.last_img read more

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