Simmons’ comments from first radio show

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Marty Simmons took to the airwaves Monday night for his first weekly radio show from the Turoni’s by campus. The show is broadcast at 6 p.m. most Mondays during the season on 91.5 WUEV. Here’s some of what the Aces’ coach had to say. Simmons said UE still isn’t as far along as he’d hoped:… Read more »

Simmons’ MVC media day comments

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Marty Simmons fielded questions from Missouri Valley Conference beat writers for about 10 minutes on Monday during the league’s media day teleconference. Here’s what he had to say: Impressions of being picked fifth: “I guess I don’t put a lot of stock into preseason rankings. I think Creighton is very well-deserved. They’ve got a tremendous… Read more »

Simmons talks hoops on the radio

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UE coach Marty Simmons hasn’t started his weekly radio shows yet this season, but he appeared Friday with play-by-play man Lance Wilkerson on “All About Aces” ahead of Saturday’s USI game. Here’s a sampling of what Simmons had to say: —On having just two weeks of practice before playing a game: “You hit the nail on… Read more »

Aces stay healthy, serious during Hoopfest scrimmage

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Coach Marty Simmons set a couple rules for his players before Thursday’s Hoopfest scrimmage: No. 1, “Have fun.” And No. 2, “Don’t get hurt.” Senior guard Ned Cox walked a fine line with the latter. During the Aces’ dunk exhibition that preceded their scrimmage, Cox cut his hand on the rim, albeit mildly. And later during… Read more »

Quotable from UE’s Hoopfest

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Some of the best from Thursday’s Hoopfest at the Ford Center: Men’s coach Marty Simmons on what’s going through his mind while he coaches with a microphone on: “Be careful.” And did women’s coach Oties Epps hold back a bit while miked up? “Yeah, honestly I did,” he said, laughing. While on the mic, Simmons joked with a referee… Read more »

UE News and Notes for Sept. 26, 2012

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—In lieu of a Missouri Valley Conference basketball media day this year (it will be done by teleconference for the first time), league officials have been visiting all the member schools to film promos for the upcoming season. They stopped in Evansville on Wednesday with a group that included Derrick Docket (@ddocket). He’s a good… Read more »

Cesnulevicius cleared as Aces earn clean bill of health

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University of Evansville men’s basketball coach Marty Simmons said Tuesday that Rokas Cesnulevicius has been cleared to participate fully in workouts following a June all-terrain vehicle crash. “He’s not restricted at all,” Simmons said of the sophomore forward, who broke his jaw in the ATV accident and required surgery. Cesnulevicius’ clearance marks a clean bill… Read more »