home offers lavish new perks for Louisville
pulls out of Wooden Award ceremony
issues 'heads up' on new spearing rule ... Huggins ouster
speeds up Cincy AD's departure
Moore sole Carolinas player on Butkus list ... New BCS
voters panel already in for shakeup
destination has well-worn path to ECU ... NCAA adds extra
year to Gamecocks' probation
nets suspension for ECU's Flournoy ... Cincinnati will enter
Big East without Huggins ... VPI poised to pony up to keep
Virginia announces halt to ECU ticket sales ... Polling
company unveils official BCS voters list
West angling for clearer path to BCS
Press preseason college football poll
signs $1.7 million per year deal with UVa
West tidying up postseason deals
1070 touts Pirates, Panthers, new shows ... Fort Worth Bowl
embraces Mountain West, TCU... NYC schools reap windfall
from NCAA-NIT deal
News Nuggets, 08.30.05
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Pirates set for reunions with Deacs, Seahawks
East Carolina's 2005-06 basketball
schedule features 15 home games and will involve a road trip to
Winston-Salem for the Pirates' first encounter with Wake Forest since 1986.
The home dates include visits by
Conference USA rivals Memphis (Jan. 11) Houston (Feb. 4) and a reunion with
old nemesis UNC-Wilmington.
ECU will open its first season under
Coach Ricky Stokes with consecutive home games against North Carolina A&T
(Nov. 18), Gardner-Webb (Nov. 22) and Wofford (Nov. 26).
“Our schedule is one we feel that will
be very challenging for our young team, but one in which we think our team
will be very competitive,” stated Stokes in a news release.
The Pirates will get a final tune-up
for the regular season with a home exhibition game against North Carolina
Central on Nov. 12.
The New Year's Eve game with the
Seahawks of the Colonial Athletic Association will mark the first meeting
between the teams since 2000-01, which was ECU's final season in the CAA
before departing for C-USA.
Wake Forest's return to the Pirates'
schedule is a part of a four-game series, one of which will be played in
Greenville. During the course of the series, the teams will also play a
second game in Winston-Salem as well as a contest at a neutral site.
In its basketball history, ECU is 0-3
against the Deacs and 0-49 against ACC teams collectively.
EAST CAROLINA PIRATES 2005-06 BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Date Day Opponent Site Time
Nov 12 Sat N.C. CENTRAL (exh) 7 pm
Nov 18 Fri N.C. A&T 7 pm
Nov 22 Tue GARDNER-WEBB 7 pm
Nov 26 Sat WOFFORD 7 pm
Nov 30 Wed at Wofford (Spartanburg, SC) TBA
Dec 3 Sat at Old Dominion (Norfolk, VA) 7 pm
Dec 6 Tue UNC-GREENSBORO 7 pm
Dec 10 Sat WESTERN CAROLINA 7 pm
Dec 18 Sun at Winthrop (Rock Hill, SC) TBA
Dec 21 Wed at Toledo (Toledo, OH) 7 pm
Dec 28 Wed LIMESTONE 7 pm
Dec 31 Sat UNC-WILMINGTON 2 pm
Jan 3 Tue at Wake Forest (Winston-Salem) 9 pm
Jan 7 Sat ST. PAUL’S 7 pm
Jan 11 Wed MEMPHIS* TBA
Jan 14 Sat at UTEP* (El Paso, TX) TBA
Jan 18 Wed SMU* TBA
Jan 21 Sat at Tulane* (New Orleans, LA) TBA
Jan 25 Wed UCF* TBA
Jan 28 Sat TULSA* TBA
Feb 1 Wed at Marshall* (Huntington, WV) TBA
Feb 4 Sat HOUSTON* TBA
Feb 11 Sat at UAB* (Birmingham, AL) TBA
Feb 15 Wed at Rice* (Houston, TX) TBA
Feb 18 Sat MARSHALL* TBA
Feb 22 Wed at UCF* (Orlando, FL) TBA
Feb 25 Sat TULANE* TBA
Mar 4 Sat at Southern Miss* (Hattiesburg, MS) TBA
All times listed EST.
HOME GAMES ALL CAPS.
Asterisk (*) denotes Conference USA game.
CONFERENCE USA TOURNAMENT
Mar 8 Wed First
Round, Memphis (Fed Ex Forum)
Mar 9 Thu Quarterfinals, Memphis (Fed Ex Forum)
Mar 10 Fri Semifinals, Memphis (Fed Ex Forum)
Mar 11 Sat Championship, Memphis (Fed Ex Forum)
ECU Athletics report.
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