Ryan resumes practice, hopes to play Monday

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UE senior Colt Ryan is back to practicing after suffering a hip pointer injury in the first half of the Aces’ game Nov. 15 against Buffalo. Following a couple days off and the Thanksgiving holiday at home, Ryan resumed basketball activity during Saturday’s drills. “He looked pretty sharp,” said coach Marty Simmons. Ryan, a preseason… Read more »

Ryan a 2013 Senior CLASS Award candidate

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UE senior Colt Ryan was named a candidate Wednesday for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award, given annually to a student-athlete who achieves in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. CLASS stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, with the award focusing on the total student-athlete experience. The finalists will be narrowed from 30 to 10… Read more »

Ryan aiming for more than scoring lead

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Now a senior, Colt Ryan would leave as UE’s all-time leading scorer should he deliver a repeat performance of his junior season. “Somebody mentioned that to me last year at the end of the year,” Ryan said. “That’s something that I’d like to achieve.” But the 2011-2012 year ended short of a Missouri Valley Conference… Read more »

Some UE basketball facts entering 2012-2013 season

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UE sent out its 2012-2013 preseason men’s basketball prospectus yesterday. Here are some tidbits from it: –The Aces return three starters and 11 players total who composed 69.3 percent of the team’s scoring, 77.9 percent of its rebound, 68.4 percent of assists and more than 70 percent of UE’s overall minutes last season. –If Colt… Read more »

UE News and Notes for Sept. 25, 2012

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*Look for News and Notes, a compilation of relevant daily links, as a regular UExtra feature. —I’m writing a story in tomorrow’s paper updating progress on the Fifth Third Practice Facility. The new building has side goals installed but not the main end goals, and the courts will be sealed over the next week or… Read more »