News Nuggets, 09.04.04
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Big hat tossed in the ring for ECU AD position?
AD job still open after Baird, Dooley confer ... Pirate
Radio launches ECU game-day lineup ... Mountaineers prepared
to lead pared-down Big East ... O'Leary to miss UCF opener
after mother's passing
panel picks Pirate-less group from C-USA ... Tye named Top
Gunn at TCU ... Satellite radio company 'Sirius' about
grow numbers in Pennsylvania old-fashioned way ... Hurricane
Frances sacks Citadel home opener
West Virginia among programs on the rise, Virginia Tech
among those in decline ... Legendary names set for Army Hall
TV lineup includes East Carolina game ... C-USA's postseason
pal flees ESPN for CSTV ... League trio lands on Unitas
hire Pirates' strength and conditioning boss ... Remorseful
Huggins hits the ground running ... Southern Cal handles
Hokies in BCA bout
of outsiders poised for potential BCS runs ... Va. Tech
looks to regain luster against No. 1 USC
TV show set for primetime debut ... ECU names Lee to
departs besieged LaSalle program for ECU ... VPI, USC kick
off Sirius college football slate
slate pairs ECU with Rice, SMU, Tulsa ... LSU transplant
named starting QB at Tulane
football goes on after offseason of upheaval ... Scandalized
UCF turns to tarnished coach for discipline
hit-man Moore in chase for elite award ... Smooth sailing to
BCS bowl for West Virginia?
announces cutoff date for Huskers, Tide tickets ... Terps
extend coach's pact into next decade
warning in effect for ACC country ... NCAA shuts out
Globetrotters ... DePaul regional tickets going, going, gone
beats Charlotte for ACC title bout ... Billikens basketball
books trip to 'Paradise' ... UConn coach nabbed in vice
A high-profile figure in the national
collegiate athletics community with Eastern North Carolina roots may be in
line to fill the vacant athletic director's position at East Carolina
WNCT-AM Talk 1070 has reported.
Terry Holland, former basketball coach
and athletic director at Virginia, was on the ECU campus this week to meet
with Chancellor Steve Ballard, said Henry Hinton on his daily Talk of the
Town drive-time program on Friday.
"We are not reporting that Terry
Holland is going to accept the job," Hinton said on the air, citing reliable
sources. "We are reporting that he has expressed an interest in the job."
During an exchange with U.S. Rep.
Walter B. Jones, his guest on Friday's show, Hinton said, "It is possible
that Terry Holland may take the job here. It's not a done deal, but the
announcement could come as soon as next week." [Click
here for the archived audio of Friday's Talk of the Town program.]
Holland, a Clinton native and a
basketball All-American at Davidson during Lefty Driesell's 1960's stint as
coach at the school, stepped down less than two months ago as special
assistant to University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III.
Prior to his appointment to the
position in Casteen's office, Holland had served as head coach or athletic
director at the school since 1974, except for a five-year stretch from
1990-95, when he returned to his alma mater as AD.
As coach of the Cavaliers from 1974-90,
the most successful coach in Virginia history with a record of 326-173,
including a Final Four appearance.
returning to Charlottesville from Davidson in 1995, Holland became
Virginia's athletic director, a position he held until
June 2001, when
he became a special aide to the president.
is the most prominent of four names to surface Friday in connection with
ECU's year-long quest to hire a permanent athletic director, a position that
was vacated in August 2003 when controversy-plagued former AD Mike Hamrick made a parallel job
move to become athletic director at Nevada-Las Vegas.
Al Myatt reported that athletic
directors Bruce Van De Velde
of Iowa State, Mike O'Brien
of Toledo and Sam
Baker of Georgia Southern
may also be in the mix of candidates who have expressed interest in the
position since Ballard, ECU's chancellor, hired former Big 8 (now Big 12)
commissioner Chuck Neinas to assist in the search process.
Associate Athletic Director Nick Floyd has served as the Pirates' interim AD
since Hamrick's departure. Floyd expressed interest in the fulltime job
several months ago but his since withdrawn his candidacy.
Talk 1070 slates marathon football Saturday
Greenville radio station WNCT-AM 1070
will broadcast East Carolina football programming from mid-afternoon to late
evening Saturday as the Pirates open the 2004 season at West Virginia.
The 10,000-watt station, which joins
the affiliates of the Pirate Sports Radio Network this season after a change
in management and a transition to a talk and sports format, will carry its
own original programming from 3:00 p.m. until switching to the ECU network
feed two hours later.
After the contest between the Pirates
and the No. 10 Mountaineers, which is set for a 6:00 p.m. kickoff, the
station will broadcast a recap segment and launch into an open-ended call-in
show during which fans are invited to telephone 252-355-8822 to discuss the
game with Johnson and former ECU football player Richard Hourigan.
The station's on-air reporters and personalities who
will be involved in the game day programming include
Patrick Johnson, Denny O'Brien, Kevin Miller and Charlie Robinson, with
Brian North, Kevin Travis, John Schwartz, Nate Summers and Bethany Bradsher
appearing as guests.
O'Brien, a Bonesville.net reporter and
columnist who will be covering the game for the site with Bonesville.net's
Al Myatt, will report by phone from the press box in Morgantown.
Johnson, the host of the lineup of
programming, is also slated to interview Pirate running backs Art Brown and
Talk 1070's Saturday football
--- 3 p.m. — Pirate Game Day Countdown
--- 5 p.m. — Pirate Sports Radio Network Pre-Game
--- 6 p.m. — Pirate Sports Radio Network Play-by-Play
--- Post-game — Pirate Post-game Show
The entire day and evening of coverage, as
well as the live network call of the game itself, can also be heard via
Bonesville.net' live Internet stream of the station's audio feed at the
Talk 1070 is also the home of the
Bonesville Power Hour, hosted by
Johnson and featuring the site's writers as well as a lineup of weekly
guests. The show is broadcast by the station each Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
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