—Miss anything from UE’s win over Miami (Ohio)? Check it out here along with some thoughts on the Aces’ fifth victory in six games. I also took a look ahead for Friday’s paper to Murray State, a game where if Marty Simmons want his players to get better at something, history says they will.
—UE’s Jan. 5 game against Southern Illinois will be recognized as Military Appreciation Night. Admission to the 8 p.m. contest is free for active military and veterans. Tickets for military family members will be $5.
—UE honored a pair of women’s soccer seniors at Wednesday night’s basketball game. Chaviel Harrison leaves as the program’s all-time leader in saves, and Danielle Langess earned the Missouri Valley Conference Leadership and Service Award.
—In his latest “Ask the AD” post, John Stanley said no major facilities upgrades are planned now that the Fifth Third Practice Facility is open. I looked at some other facilities upgrades back in the fall involving the old armory on campus.
—Creighton knocked off Nebraska out of the Big 10 Conference on Thursday, marking the 12th “Red Line upset” by Missouri Valley Conference teams this season. The Red Line represents the difference between teams playing in leagues with large average operating budgets and those such as the MVC. There have been 79 Red Line upsets this season.
—Before the Creighton-Nebraska game, Blue Jays guard Josh Jones passed out in warmups and was hospitalized. Jones has a history of heart trouble.