—On the heels of an exhibition win over USI, there will be more UE basketball news on Monday when the Missouri Valley Conference releases its preseason poll, all-conference team and player of the year. Expect UE to fall either fourth or fifth and for Colt Ryan to make all-conference. Creighton’s Doug McDermott may very well be a unanimous preseason player of the year selection.
—Indiana State’s women’s soccer team beat Northern Iowa on penalty kicks today, sending the Sycamores to a 3:30 p.m. Friday matchup against top-seeded UE in the MVC tournament in Omaha. Should the Aces notch a win, they’ll play for the MVC tournament title and a berth in the NCAA tournament at 3 p.m. Saturday in a match televised by Fox Sports Midwest.
—The women’s golf team hosts its first Charles Braun Jr. Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday of this week at Quail Crossing Golf Club. The Aces have hosted just two tournaments in the last 12 years, both of the others being MVC championships. The Braun Intercollegiate, named for the former UE golf coach, will be an annual fall event.
—Men’s soccer tied Drake, 2-2, on Saturday and retains a chance at a share of the regular-season MVC championship. A home match this Saturday against nationally-ranked Creighton will decide it.
—The UE volleyball team’s 3-0 loss to Drake on Saturday dropped the Aces to eighth in the MVC, two spots away from the sixth-place finish that would get them a berth in the conference tournament. They have five matches left to make up the difference.
—Kelby Jenkins finished fourth overall in the women’s race to lead UE at the MVC cross country championships. As a team, the Aces men finished seventh and the women eighth.
—UE’s swimming and diving teams are still looking for their first win of the season after Saturday’s 152-116 loss to Illinois State at the Carson Center.