inks football coach to long-term pact ... NCAA, NIT
apparently come to terms in lawsuit
takes stand in NCAA-NIT legal clash
decree has some schools on war path
sheriff brings law and order to Gatorville
2005 College Football Hall of Fame class
Bend at odds with Hall of Fame over $$$
Stadium among 'shrines' on pigskin 'tour'
offense may stay in holster awhile
station rolling out preseason special on Pirates ... Alleged felons pin
leniency promise on Spurrier
UNC- Wilmington selected to BCA field ... Former Pirates
steer kids toward better FUTURE
Tech's Knight getting real about tryouts ... Stokes' ties to
Wake prodigies sway ECU recruit
ties to Deacon prodigies sway recruit ... Holtz: ECU must
make up ground before opener
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Talk 1070 touts Pirates, Panthers, new shows
Weekly call-in shows featuring East
Carolina football coach Skip Holtz and Carolina Panthers coach John Fox get
top billing in the fall programming lineup of WNCT-AM Talk 1070.
The Greenville station, which boasts
the most powerful AM signal in the region of North Carolina east of I-95,
announced in a Wednesday news release a roster of programs heavily slanted
toward coverage of the Pirates and Panthers.
As an affiliate of the Pirate Sports
Radio Network, Talk 1070 will also carry the live play-by-play coverage of
ECU's games, and the station is the exclusive Greenville area outlet for
Panthers network programming, including game broadcasts.
The ECU game day coverage will include
extensive pre-game and post-game programming, the station said.
New evening programs on Talk 1070 are
headlined by a weekly show pairing a tandem of local sports icons, former
ECU football coach Steve Logan and former Pirates basketball coach Mike
The station, in a partnership with
Triangle Sports Talk 1490AM/1090AM in the Raleigh-Durham market, will also
simulcast "Pirate Talk with Denny O'Brien," a two-hour weekly call-in show
focused on ECU sports. The program is anchored for the second straight
season by O'Brien, a columnist for Bonesville.net.
"The Brian Bailey Show," eastern North
Carolina's longest-running sports call-in show, once again will join the
Talk 1070 slate. Host Bailey is Sports Director of WNCT-TV 9 and a columnist
"Taco Bell Tuesday Tailgate" with
Patrick Johnson and Geoff
Thompson will also be in the station's weekly rotation of programs.
Talk 1070's daytime roster of news and
talk starts off with the long-running "Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton,"
which is set to expand and re-debut on Wednesday, Aug. 24, in a new time
period from 7:00-9:00 a.m. The second hour will be replayed daily in the
5:00-6:00 p.m. drive-time slot the show has customarily occupied.
Talk of the Town is a
community-oriented news and talk program hosted by Hinton, a veteran
broadcaster and the owner of Talk 1070. Hinton is also a columnist for
Hinton attributed the transition in the
station's flagship program to a a need for more local content in the early
drive-time period and a recognition that the target audience is growing.
“It is time for us to offer more local
news and information in the mornings,” Hinton said in a statement. “This
market needs a local information-based, full-service morning show, and our
research indicates that the time has come to offer the kind of morning
programming heard in larger markets that focuses on local issues and
information instead of just national ones.”
The syndicated national shows of Laura
Ingraham, Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity highlight the rest of each day's
lineup, said the station's release, which added that sports talk programming
from Sporting News radio will be a regular staple on evenings and weekends.
Most of the station's local programs
will be simulcast on television through Cable 7, Talk 1070's sister station
which reaches approximately 55,000 homes in Pitt, Martin and Beaufort
The station's new evening programming
schedule will commence on Monday, Aug. 22.
1070/Cable 7 Fall Evening Programming Schedule:
6:30 pm Replay of Skip Holtz weekly press conference
7-8 pm The Brian Bailey Show
8-9 pm Panther Talk with Coach John Fox (radio only)
7-8 pm Taco Bell Tuesday Tailgate with Patrick
Johnson & Geoff Thompson
7-8 pm The Skip Holtz Show (radio only)
8-9 pm Chalkboard Chatter with Steve Logan and Mike
7-9 pm Pirate Talk with Denny O’Brien* (radio only)
*Simulcast with Triangle Sports Talk 1090AM and 1490AM
Fort Worth Bowl embraces Mountain West, TCU
The Fort Worth Bowl will feature one of
the top three teams from the Mountain West conference from 2006-09.
The deal, which was announced
Wednesday, also makes it possible for the bowl to pick Texas Christian
regardless of where it finishes in the league. The game is played in TCU's
This year's Fort Worth Bowl will be
Dec. 23 and will feature a team from Conference USA against a Big 12 team.
``Additional exposure in the state of
Texas is certainly welcomed,'' said Mountain West commissioner Craig
Thompson, whose other league members are Air Force, Brigham Young, Colorado
State, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV, Utah and Wyoming.
NYC schools reap windfall from
NEW YORK — The NCAA owns college
basketball's postseason. Really.
The organization that made March mad
with the 65-team national championship tournament, purchased the rights to
the preseason and postseason National Invitation Tournaments as part of a
settlement that ends a four-year legal fight between the two parties.
The 40-team postseason NIT, which is a
year older and was once the bigger event, will now be run by the NCAA.
In the deal announced Wednesday at a
news conference at Madison Square Garden, the NCAA will pay $56.5 million to
the five New York City colleges that operate the Metropolitan
Intercollegiate Basketball Association, the organization that has run the
NIT since 1940.
Fordham University, Manhattan College,
St. John's University, Wagner College and New York University will receive
$40.5 million for the rights to tournaments and $16 million in litigation
fees over a 10-year period.
``We have resolved all differences,''
NCAA president Myles Brand said. ``We found a way to go forward. This is a
Brand said the tournaments will
continue to be played in Madison Square Garden for at least the next five
years, and ESPN will continue to televise both tournaments.
NYU president John Sexton, who
represented the MIBA, said it wasn't a case of the schools settling for the
money because of a turn in the civil trial — in which the NIT had claimed
the NCAA was trying to put it out of business — that began two weeks ago in
``You can't predict at any point in a
trial where it is or where it's going,'' said Sexton, an attorney. ``We had
objectives. We wanted to see the NIT preserved, preserved as a New York
asset and wanted to try and create a world where it can become even better
than it is.''
The 2005 Preseason NIT, scheduled for
November, will go on without change, Brand said. The NCAA will begin
immediately to devise a system to select the teams for both NIT's. Brand
said the committee which selects and seeds the field of 65 will not be
involved with the postseason NIT.
``We will start working as soon as we
leave this room, and over the next few weeks we will have to work double
time,'' he said.
The NCAA running the Preseason NIT, one
of several exempt events, won't have an effect on current legislation
regarding the rule that prohibits Division I teams from playing in more than
two exempt tournaments in a four-year period.
``That rule is due to be considered by
the NCAA through its normal governance process over the next three-to-six
months,'' Brand said. ``That issue is on the table, and the Division I Board
of Directors will take it up likely in October but no later than January.''
Brand said the NCAA would try to honor
commitments made with schools and future Preseason NIT fields.
On Tuesday, a jury that had been
listening to NIT witnesses and evidence in Manhattan was sent home for the
day by U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum after lawyers said a
had been struck to end the dispute.
Sexton said the schools were pleased
with the outcome.
``It was victory without a defeat,'' he
said. ``We have nurtured the NIT through the decades. The time has come to
see it taken to a new level.''
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