—The UE women’s basketball team conducted its first official practice Monday afternoon at the Carson Center. They Aces will move into the new practice facility on Oct. 12, same day as the men open practice. Not a problem though — both teams have their own gym. Look for more on the practice in Tuesday’s paper.
—Women’s basketball coach Oties Epps said the Aces will play a closed scrimmage Oct. 27 at Southeast Missouri State ahead of their Nov. 3 exhibition game against the University of Southern Indiana at the Ford Center.
—The Indianapolis Star’s Kyle Neddenriep offered an update Monday about Fishers High School guard Jaylon Brown, who said, “I decided to narrow it down because those schools have always been there for me.” Those schools include UE, where Brown said he may visit this weekend. Brown wants to sign with a school in November, the report says.
—Scout.com recruiting analyst Evan Daniels tweeted Sunday night that Jaylen Shaw, a senior point guard from South Carolina who reportedly took an official visit to UE over the weekend, committed to High Point. Shaw also had offers from Presbyterian, Radford and Winthrop, according to his Rivals.com profile. Although Shaw visited, a UE offer was never reported.
—The Missouri Valley Conference on Monday named freshman Faik Hajderovic its offensive player of the week following the UE forward’s two-goal match Sunday against Oral Roberts. Hajderovic scored his second and third goals of the season in leading the Aces to a 4-0 win, which snapped their three-game losing streak. Along with his three goals, Hajderovic has four assists for a team-leading 10 points. The player of the week honor is UE’s first this season in men’s soccer.
—Speaking of men’s soccer, the Aces (5-3-0) travel to Eastern Illinois on Tuesday after just one day off following their Oral Roberts match. Eastern Illinois (2-8-0) enters having lost two in a row.
—The UE volleyball team (6-12) hosts UT-Martin (6-11) at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Though not a conference match, it should be an important one to see if the Aces can finally overcome their consistently slow starts.
—The women’s swimming and diving team finished 4-0 and the men 2-1 Sunday at the Aces’ first meet in Fishers, Ind., which included competition against Butler, Valparaiso, Wright State and Saint Louis.
—UE women’s tennis junior Kelsey Costales finished runner-up Sunday in the singles finals of the Austin Peay Fall Tournament. The Aces next compete in the MVC’s individual championships, which start Friday.