—UE felt as if it missed a chance against Notre Dame. The Irish said they were lucky to get out with a win last weekend. But UE will have other opportunities against top-flight opponents this season, and Ryan Sawvell says “anything’s possible.”
—UE coach Marty Simmons looked back at the Notre Dame game but also discussed the Aces’ next three opponents — Buffalo, Yale and Western Illinois — on his weekly radio show Monday night.
—The Ford Center will be the site of the 2014 Division II men’s basketball Elite Eight, with Southern Indiana and the Evansville Sports Corporation co-hosting. As for the big tournament, the NCAA announced a few tournament sites of regional interest on Monday. including one hosted by the Missouri Valley Conference.
—Coinciding with that, the MVC announced that “Arch Madness” will stay in St. Louis through at least 2015 and the women’s tournament in St. Charles, Mo., through at least 2014.
—The Notre Dame loss dropped UE from the receiving votes category to completely out of the poll in the latest Mid-Major Top 25 released Monday. The MVC’s Creighton tops the poll, and future UE opponents Murray State and Illinois State are in the top 10.
—Creighton is 15th, Notre Dame moved two spots up to 20th, and Murray State, Butler and Northern Iowa all received votes in the latest Associated Press poll.
—UE updated its former men’s soccer players now playing professionally.
—Two women’s soccer players — junior Stephanie Thompson and senior Danielle Langness — were named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete teams named Monday.
—UE’s Student Athlete Advisory Council will hold a fundraiser at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Orange Leaf on Burkhardt Road to benefit Toys for Tots. Click here for more information.