Team preview: Evansville

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2003-04 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: November 6, 2003, 11:34 AM ET
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Steve Merfeld fit in so well at the University of Evansville last season that nobody said a word when he opted to go sleeveless.

For the better part of 55 years, including the previous 17 seasons under head coach Jim Crews, the Purple Aces had sleeves on their jerseys. Last year, the program decided it was time for a change.