Women’s basketball notes

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The University of Evansville women’s basketball team played with seven players in its closed scrimmage Sunday at Southeast Missouri State, and will likely have that many available for Saturday’s exhibition game against Division II University of Southern Indiana. Kat Taylor, a senior who started at point guard last season, tore her Achilles tendon this summer but… Read more »

UE women offer in-state sophomore forward

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Plainfield High School sophomore forward Riley Blackwell picked up a scholarship offer this month from the University of Evansville women’s basketball program. Her AAU program, and others, tweeted the news: Congrats to Riley Blackwell (Plainfield HS) 5'11" Wing 2017 on her offer from the Univ of Evansville for basketball. #FlightThunder — Indiana Flight (@IndianaFlight) October… Read more »

Indianapolis guard reportedly to take official visit to UE

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In his recruiting notes published Tuesday night, the Indianapolis Star’s Kyle Neddenriep reported that Howe High School point guard Harris Brown will take an official visit to the University of Evansville this weekend. The 5-foot-11 Brown previously committed to fellow Missouri Valley Conference member Loyola (Ill.) but later decommitted. According to his profile on verbalcommits.com, Brown also… Read more »

Aces offer Class of 2016 shooting guard

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Christian Willis, a 6-foot-2 junior shooting guard from Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, received a scholarship offer Friday from the University of Evansville men’s basketball program. Willis was on campus to take in the Aces’ first official practice for the 2014-15 season. The Class of 2016 prospect announced the scholarship offer on Twitter… Read more »

Women’s basketball picks up commitment from Tipton guard

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Macie Lively, a 5-foot-6 point guard from Tipton (Indiana) High School, gave a verbal commitment to the University of Evansville women’s basketball program Tuesday during a visit to campus. The Class of 2016 prospect announced her decision via Twitter and posted a photo that included Aces head coach Oties Epps. Soooo happy to say I've committed to play… Read more »

UE baseball adds commitments from high school teammates

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Shawnee Mission Northwest (Kansas) High School seniors Brandon Gomer and Nathan Reeder verbally committed to the University of Evansville on Saturday. The pair made official visits to UE on Friday, according to this story by Prep Baseball Report Kansas. Reeder, a 5-foot-10 outfielder who bats and throws left-handed, announced the players’ decision on Twitter Saturday morning…. Read more »

UE women offer 2016 point guard

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The University of Evansville women’s basketball program has reportedly offered a scholarship to Macie Lively, a Class of 2016 point guard from Tipton (Indiana) High School. Here is a tweet from Lively posted on Aug. 22: Just got my first scholarship offer from The University of Evansville!! Thanks to Coach Epps and the coaching staff!… Read more »

Left-handed pitcher commits to Evansville

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Alex Weigand, a left-handed pitcher from Bradley-Bourbonnais (Illinois) Community High School, announced his commitment to the University of Evansville Saturday on Twitter. Glad to say I have committed to University of Evansville to play division 1 baseball! #GoPurpleAces — Alex⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (@alexwegs) August 9, 2014 The class of 2015 prospect went 6-2 with a 1.22 earned-run… Read more »

UE showing interest in Lithuanian power forward, but no scholarship offer

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Dainius Chatkevicius — who was referred to as “an Evansville commit” earlier this month by ESPN recruiting analyst Reggie Rankin — has not committed to the University of Evansville men’s basketball program. In fact, the Aces haven’t even offered the class of 2015 prospect a scholarship, a representative of the athletic department said Tuesday. The Aces are continuing… Read more »

Updates on Kyle Freeland, Mislav Brzoja and a UE men’s basketball target

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Some news and notes regarding University of Evansville athletics: — Former UE left-hander and 2014 MLB first-round draft pick Kyle Freeland made his second professional start Monday night for the Grand Junction (Colorado) Rockies, Colorado’s Rookie League affiliate. Freeland tossed three innings, allowing four hits and one earned run while striking out two. In his first appearance,… Read more »

UE’s concentration now on 2015 class

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UE coach Marty Simmons enters next season with a full roster, no seniors and no reason to recruit the class of 2014. “That will be new,” said the men’s basketball coach, who by signing five high school seniors filled his 13-scholarship allotment. “I’m sure we’ll watch some guys play in the next class. Things happen, and that’s… Read more »