—In lieu of a Missouri Valley Conference basketball media day this year (it will be done by teleconference for the first time), league officials have been visiting all the member schools to film promos for the upcoming season. They stopped in Evansville on Wednesday with a group that included Derrick Docket (@ddocket). He’s a good follow on Twitter for MVC matters and tweeted the photo to the left.
—Look for a story on backup men’s soccer goalkeeper Robert Randant, one of two seniors on the team this year, and a swimming and diving season preview in tomorrow’s paper. UE’s swimming programs really don’t receive enough funding to compete at the top of the Missouri Valley Conference (women) and Mid-American Conference (men) leagues each year, but both teams excel in the classroom.
—Speaking of academics, UE will host its student-athlete academic honors breakfast on Thursday morning. Expect some fairly big news out of that.
—Trevor Andershock of the Indiana Basketball Source tweeted last night that Fishers guard Jaylon Brown had an in-home visit with UE today. The website rates Brown, a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, as the top uncommited in-state recruit for the class for 2013. Brown recently announced a top five that includes UE, Miami (Ohio), Ohio, St. Bonaventure and Wichita State.
—This column pre-dates the blog, but I thought I’d share because it still applies (and it will for the next month). From the C&P’s Dan Korb: Dial back the emotions and learn to embrace the UE-USI basketball exhibition.
—The Ford Center Facebook page published photos today of the ice rink for the upcoming Evansville IceMen season. Training camp for the building’s other main tenant starts Monday.