—Tickets to Saturday’s UE-USI women’s basketball exhibition will cost $5 and be sold outside the door before the noon tip off, according to a USI release sent out today. UE will host a fan fest at 2 p.m., and the men tip against Illinois-Springfield at 4:05 p.m.
—The UE baseball team’s fall World Series got under way today with a combined no-hitter by starter Kyle Lloyd and relievers James Kohler and Josh Biggs.
—Sophomore Cathy Doyle tied for third at the UE women’s golf team’s home Braun Intercollegiate, carding a 77 during Tuesday’s final round. Overall, the Aces finished 9th of 10 teams. Both the men’s and women’s golf teams have completed their fall seasons.
—The Missouri Valley Conference named UE cross country standout Kelby Jenkins to its scholar-athlete team on Tuesday. Jenkins won four events for the Aces and also has a 4.0 grade-point average while majoring in accounting.
—UE’s 2013 men’s basketball recruiting class tripled in size on Monday. All you need to know about two point guard additions can be found here.
—The UE men were on Monday tabbed fifth in the preseason MVC polls and the women 10th. I looked at the MVC’s tournament bid situation — what I believe will be a big factor in UE’s postseason hopes – in the full story today. As for the women, they’re embracing the underdog role.
—Notre Dame-Boston College football on Nov. 10 will kick off at either noon or 8 p.m. ET and air on ABC. UE will play the Irish basketball team in the opposite time slot, or else there’d be nobody in South Bend watching hoops that day.
—ESPN’s Myron Medcalf previewed college basketball’s so-called “mid-major” conferences today. No surprise — he picked Creighton to win the MVC.
—I wrote following the UE-USI game that the Aces are still searching for a consistent scorer not named Colt Ryan. He had 33 against the Screaming Eagles, Jaylon Moore had 13 and nobody else neared double figures until Ned Cox hammered home a pair of late dunks.
—A Ryan fact shared on the MVC teleconference Monday: He’s the active leader in points, 3-pointers, free throws and steals among league players. And CBS Sports ranked him No. 24 on its list of top 50 shooters released Tuesday, saying: “The Indiana native is vastly underrated nationally, as a player and as a shooter. Drilled 44 percent (74-of-169) last season after a sophomore campaign in which he made 65-of-160 (41 percent).”
—Speaking of Ryan, did you know his sister, Fawn, plays volleyball at USI? Her recent position change was profiled in today’s Courier & Press by USI beat writer Dan Korb.