—The UE men’s golf team sits fourth of five teams and the women ninth of 11 teams after Monday’s opening round of the Butler Fall Invitational. Harrison High School graduate and UE freshman Alex Turner carded a 72 on day one of the two-day tournament, good for eighth place overall to lead the Aces’ men. Freshman Paige Crafton’s 79 tied her for 23rd overall and paced the women.
—Two members of NBCSports.com’s preseason all-American first team — Murray State’s Isaiah Canaan and Creighton’s Doug McDermott — will play in the Ford Center this year.
—The Aces will also see four members of CBSSports.com’s top 100 players list: Canaan, McDermott, Notre Dame’s Jack Coolie and Illinois State’s Jackie Carmichael.
—Some dates to remember if you are, like me, a regular CollegeBasketballTalk reader: Oct. 9 (Mid-majors likely to crash the dance), Oct. 10 (Mid-major top 25), Oct. 11 (Mid-major all-Americans) and Oct. 15 (Missouri Valley Conference preview).
—Maybe you’ll recogzize some of these names — maybe not. The C&P’s Sunday “Remember When” included some UE football and soccer tidbits from games 75 and 25 years ago.
—Earlier today, I noticed that UE’s finalized all its home game times, even those that will be televised nationally. There’s a poll, too.