–Men’s basketball media day was yesterday, which you know means basketball season is truly right around the corner. I had the chance to talk with each and every post player for the Aces, and my story about how the interior will be a huge piece in UE’s success this season is in today’s paper.
–Also keep your eyes out for a notebook from media day, too. I’ll be posting more quotes from the players later in the day on the blog.
–Taylor Brand earned another MVC Defensive Player of the Week award (her fifth this season) for leading UE’s defense on Saturday, limiting Missouri State’s offense to just four shots on goal in the match.
–The men’s golf team finished third at the Dayton Flyer Invitational yesterday. Alex Turner posted a 70 in the final round to lead the Aces, and Turner finished in a tie for second in the individual standings. Quinn Vilneff also finished in the top 10, tied for ninth place.
–From around the MVC: CBSSports and SB Nation are releasing their top 10 college basketball player lists for the upcoming season. CBSSports has two current (and one former) MVC players on its list — No. 3 Doug McDermott, No. 22 Cleanthony Early, No. 91 Jake Odum. SB Nation hasn’t released its full top 100 yet (they’re doing so in 20-man chunks), but of the lists released, Jake Odum came in at No. 82.
Here’s what CBSSports had to say about Early and Odum:
And here’s SB Nation’s take on Odum: