History of the Screaming Eagles
The Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles (colloquially known as Screagles) are the athletic teams that represent the University of Southern Indiana, located outside Evansville in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, in NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports. The Screaming Eagles compete as members of the Ohio Valley Conference. Southern Indiana had previously been a member of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference from 1978 to 2022 when the school announced it would reclassify to NCAA Division I.
USI was a founding member of the GLVC and began competing in 1979, leading to 188 NCAA Tournament appearances and 231 athletes earning All-American honors. USI has ten NCAA II individual national championships in cross country and track & field and 16 NCAA II regional championships in baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's cross country, women's cross country, and softball. In 2018, USI won the NCAA II Softball National Championship, becoming the first softball team in Indiana to win an NCAA championship. In 2010, USI was the first GLVC member and university in the state of Indiana to win a national championship in baseball, repeating in 2014 to become the first NCAA II program to win multiple team titles. Men's basketball won the NCAA II National Championship in 1995, with 3.9 million viewers watching them on CBS Sports.
College Sports Established
Vanderburgh County, Indiana
University of Southern Indiana
2022 - Present / NCAA Division I
2022 - Present / Ohio Valley Conference
Screaming Eagles - Before 1970, the original nickname of athletic teams is the Spartans. In 1970 the Screaming Eagles were selected as the nickname for all varsity sports.
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