UE News and Notes for Sept. 28, 2013

–The volleyball team dropped its MVC home opener to Loyola, losing in straight sets. UE got off to good start in each set, but the Ramblers rallied and took control late. Loyola’s Morgan Reardon tallied a match-high 19 kills.

For Friday’s paper, I wrote about how the Aces are trying to get out to hot starts and hold a lead. Though they accomplished half of that goal against the Ramblers, UE will have another chance tonight when they host Bradley.

–Basketball practice officially begins tomorrow, thanks to the new NCAA rule where practice can begin six weeks before the first game (instead of four weeks).

–The men’s and women’s swimming teams are holding intrasquad meets today in preparation for their upcoming season.

–Kansas City Royals third baseman Jamey Carroll, brother of UE baseball coach Wes Carroll, reached a career milestone last night. Carroll reached 1,000 career hits last night after going 1-for-3 in a win against the White Sox. Carroll has been sitting at 999 hits for a couple of weeks.

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