UE hires Mark Spencer as athletic director

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The University of Evansville has hired Mark Spencer as its next athletic director, according to a letter UE President Thomas Kazee sent to the school’s boosters. The letter addressed to members of the Purple Aces Club was obtained by the Courier & Press on Monday night. Spencer most recently was the Senior Associate Athletic Director… Read more »

Freeland up to No. 4 on Baseball America mock draft

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University of Evansville left-hander Kyle Freeland keeps inching up the mock draft boards. Baseball America’s Mock Draft 2.0, which was released Friday, has the 6-foot-3 junior from Denver going to the Chicago Cubs with the No. 4 overall pick. Baseball America’s mock draft also includes a brief analysis section to go along with each pick. A… Read more »

Aces post solid APR scores

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The NCAA released the multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR) for member institutions on Wednesday, and the University of Evansville is in good standing. UE’s women’s golf, women’s cross country and women’s tennis programs received perfect scores of 1,000 in the APR — a metric that calculates academic progress of each Division I scholarship athlete and counts eligibility,… Read more »

UE News and Notes for Dec. 10, 2013

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–The men’s basketball team heads out of town for its final road trip of the non-conference schedule as they face Xavier tonight. It’s the first time the teams play since 1994, when they were a part of the old MCC. –More men’s soccer awards keep rolling in, as sophomores Faik Hajderovic and Mark Anthony Gonzalez… Read more »

For Zausch, an ‘injustice’ righted 50 years in the making

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At the Victory Theatre after this year’s University of Evansville men’s basketball team beat Miami (Ohio) Saturday afternoon, the 1963-64 squad relished some of their best moments. Each of the seven players in attendance stood up to address his former teammates, talking about memories of their former coach, Arad McCutchan, some of their best wins… Read more »

The Morning After: Miami (Ohio)

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Story from yesterday afternoon’s bounce-back win: –Courier & Press: http://bit.ly/J3NziJ A few observations: –Like a few of the players said after the game, there was a weird energy to the pace. I’d agree. A ton of fouls and a few too many turnovers will keep the possessions down and the clock stoppage up, which doesn’t… Read more »

UE News and Notes for Dec. 6, 2013

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–Starting today, 2014 men’s and women’s basketball all-session MVC Championship tickets go on sale. The men’s tournament will take place from March 6-9 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, while the women’s tournament is at the same venue from March13-16. All-session tickets for the men (nine games) start at $115 while the women’s go… Read more »

UE News and Notes for Dec. 3, 2013

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–Senior Stephanie Thompson added another accolade to her resume as she was named to the Capital One Academic All-American Third Team. Thompson is the second player in UE women’s soccer program history to earn Capital One Academic All-American honors, as she helped lead the Aces with seven points this season. Thompson was also named to… Read more »

The Morning After: Indiana

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Stories from last night’s 77-46 drubbing at Assembly Hall: –Courier & Press: http://bit.ly/1bTYcvm –Indianapolis Star: indy.st/1csVE9i –Bloomington Herald-Times: http://bit.ly/195Wpm6 Some observations: –Obviously the start of the game wasn’t too strong and it was unfortunate for the Aces that they missed their first 11 shots. But it was telling when sophomore guard D.J. Balentine missed his… Read more »

UE News and Notes for Nov. 24, 2013

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Aside from the men’s basketball game last night, there was plenty of UE sporting events going on. Here’s a rundown of what happened: –The women’s basketball team got its first win over Austin Peay in program history as the Aces defeated the Lady Govs, 65-50. Junior Mallory Ladd recorded her third consecutive double-double with 17… Read more »

The Morning After: Valparaiso

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Stories from last night’s 100-92 win over Valparaiso: –Courier & Press: http://bit.ly/18r4oxj –Post-Tribune: http://bit.ly/18b9IqX Some observations: –That was a very solid Valparaiso team the Aces beat last night. The Crusaders were the two-time defending regular-season Horizon League champions and has an outstanding freshman forward in Alec Peters, as shown by his 30-point performance last night…. Read more »

UE News and Notes for Nov. 20, 2013

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–The men’s and women’s basketball team both play tonight at the Ford Center in another doubleheader. The women will take on Ball State at 5:30 p.m., as both teams are looking to rebound from two consecutive losses, and the men host Valparaiso in the second of three home games for the squad this week. Both… Read more »