–Lauren Tiernan single-handedly beat Northern Iowa on Sunday for the UE women’s soccer team with her two goal, which is why she was named Vectren Student-Athlete of the Week this week.
–Kelby Jenkins won MVC runner of the week this week, and I talked to her earlier this week about her final few races of her career and what her goals are. That story will be in tomorrow’s paper, so keep an eye out for that.
–ICYMI: I posted my men’s and women’s basketball MVC preseason polls yesterday on the blog. Aside from the top few teams, it was basically a crapshoot — any team could be a surprise, or any team could perform worse than expected.
–Since basketball season is underway, I visited the Aces men’s basketball team at practice yesterday to see how the team is coming along in practice. Curious to how they’re doing? Read my story in today’s paper — there’s one big thing that has stood out to all the players and coaches.
–From around the MVC: And going along with the trend of preseason polls, Yahoo has put out its MVC preview with a focus on Wichita State while hitting on key questions for each team. You can check it out here.