—Miss anything from UE’s men’s basketball win Monday against Alabama A&M? It’s probably linked here, along with some observations from the Aces’ fourth straight victory.
—Big man Jaylon Moore has already shown growth from his freshman to sophomore year, highlighted by a career-high 10 points in the Alabama A&M game. The Aces want him to be more agressive.
—The UE women are back in action Wednesday night in a 7 p.m. game against Tennessee-Martin at the Ford Center. Both teams enter on losing skids, but UT-Martin’s has come against a trio of top-10 teams.
—Well-known college basketball writer Kyle Keiderling’s book on the history of UE basketball is available for pre-order. Look for more on the book from the author in the newspaper next week and an excerpt as soon as I can get one. Said Keiderling: “The people in Evansville and the tri-state area know the story. It’s not earth-shattering news to them that Evansville was a great team and a unique team. But outside of that area, I think most people are kind of like me. They probably remember the plane crash, and that’s all they remember.”
—A hot start by the Missouri Valley Conference has the league creating some buzz nationally. Today, CBS’ Seth Davis says he sees the MVC claiming at least two NCAA tournament bids.
—The National Soccer Coaches Association of America recognized both UE’s men’s and women’s soccer programs this week for academics. The women posted a 3.19 GPA and the men a 3.14, making UE one of 154 schools in the country to have both post at least a 3.0 during the 2011-2012 academic year.
—UE volleyball announced this week that it’s signed two Illinois natives to letters of intent. Both Alysia Baznik and Kristen Koncelik play for the same club team, Sports Performance.
—UE signee Blake Simmons scored a game-high 23 points in leading Castle High School to a season-opening win Tuesday against Boonville.