UE News and Notes for Sept. 5, 2013

–The women’s soccer team took on Xavier last night, falling to the Musketeers, 1-0. The Aces were issued a red card in the 22nd minute and played the rest of the game a man down. Xavier took advantage of that in the first half, outshooting UE, 9-3, but the Aces fought back, putting five shots on goal in the second half.

–Cross country runner Kelby Jenkins was named the first Vectren Student-Athlete of the week for the 2013-14 academic year. AcesTV has an interview with her here, and I wrote a story about her leading up to the start of her senior year in last week’s paper.

–ICYMI: The men’s and women’s basketball teams released their full schedules yesterday.

Check out the men’s schedule here: http://gopurpleaces.com/schedule.aspx?tab=basketball&path=mbball&tab=basketball2

My story about the schedule with quotes from head coach Marty Simmons: http://www.courierpress.com/news/2013/sep/04/creighton-gone-uebasketball/

And the women’s schedule here: http://gopurpleaces.com/schedule.aspx?tab=basketball2&path=wbball&tab=basketball2

Times for the men’s and women’s games have yet to be determined. The athletic department is still waiting on TV scheduling to be finalized before any times are released.

–I’ll be posting a blog about new women’s basketball verbal commit later today, so check back here for the story.

–From around the MVC: Keeping you updated on Wichita State freshman basketball player D.J. Bowles, who collapsed at practice on Tuesday. Here’s an update:

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