USA Schedule and Scoreboard ... N.C. Central wins thriller
in Aggie-Eagle Classic
football headliners: stars & storylines ... Scoreboard:
C-USA teams & ECU opponents
Odom brings back lessons from Kuwait ... Scoreboard: C-USA
teams & ECU opponents
"Total Access" expected to launch today ... Uprooted Green
Wave to "carry the torch" ... Storm-trapped sister of UCF
player found safe ... Sun Belt evacuates New Orleans
Wave football team in limbo about future ... Southern Miss
sets up ad hoc camp in Memphis ... Thursday night's college
QB's second shoulder surgery a success ... East Carolina
fans on the verge of Total Access
blows Tulane-USM game into November ... Frosh guards round
out ECU hoops roster
set for reunions with Deacons, Seahawks
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
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Pirates capture two of
league's three awards
In the afterglow of their team's
opening day win over Duke, a pair of East Carolina players were recognized
as Conference USA issued its first official accolades of the football
ECU quarterback James Pinkney was named
the league's offensive player of the week, and special teams wizard Markeith
McQueen was awarded the special teams honor in a Tuesday announcement from
the conference office in Irving, TX.
Pinkney, a junior from Delray Beach,
FL, was involved in all three of the Pirates' touchdowns in the 24-21
victory over the Blue Devils on Saturday. He ran for 31 yards and a pair of
touchdowns and completed 17 of 21 passes for 235 yards, including a 50-yard
scoring strike as ECU brought an end to an eight-game losing streak to ACC
McQueen, a senior from Bradenton, FL,
returned Duke's opening kickoff 45 yards the longest return by an ECU
player since the 2003 season and helped the Pirates' punt defense unit
keep Duke bottled up in its own territory for much of the second half. He
made a tackle on an ECU third quarter punt that held the runner to no return
and twice downed punts inside the Blue Devils 5-yard line during the fourth
quarter to thwart Duke comeback attempts.
UTEP linebacker Thomas Howard, a senior
from Lubbock, TX, was honored as C-USA's defensive player of the week. He
registered 10 tackles (five solo), two tackles for losses (-12 yards), a
sack (-9 yards), an interception (20 yards), two pass break-ups and a fumble
recovery in UTEP's 34-17 win at New Mexico State on Saturday night.
From staff reports and
Conference USA and
ECU Athletics releases.
Tulane teams to carry on at five host schools
DALLAS, TX In an
unprecedented arrangement, Tulane University will spread its
student-athletes across five campuses in Louisiana and Texas this fall as
the Green Wave teams continue to compete while their home city of New
Orleans recovers from the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
The schools and the teams they will
Tech University, Ruston, LA: Tulane football.
Texas A&M University, College Station, LA: Tulane men's basketball, women's
swimming and diving, women's volleyball and women's soccer.
University, Lubbock, TX: Tulane
baseball and women's basketball.
University, Houston, TX: Tulane men's and women's tennis.
Methodist University: Tulane men's and women's golf.
The Green Wave cross country team will
not run this fall.
"I can't say enough about the
tremendous outpouring of support we have received from every single person
we have spoken to over the last several days, not only from these five
schools, but from other schools we contacted and our conference office,"
stated Tulane Athletic Director Rick Dickson in news release. "Our priority
was to continue to provide a high quality academic and athletic experience
for our athletes. This plan could not have come together without their
The Green Wave's new hosts
have provided Tulane student-athletes enrollment, housing and meal services.
Students will be admitted to school under a tuition and enrollment agreement
worked out by Tulane President Dr. Scott Cowen last week, under which Tulane
students may attend one of hundreds of schools that are members of nine
leading higher education associations.
Most of the Tulane
student-athletes will were to begin arriving Tuesday on the four campuses
where classes had already started. The 88 members of the school's football
squad, which has been in Dallas since last Tuesday night, will travel to
Ruston on Sunday. Classes do not begin at Louisiana Tech, which is on the
quarter system, until Monday, Sept. 12.
After its students and coaches
make their way to their new locales, Tulane will work with its new partners
to identify and schedule practice and playing facilities. Schools have also
offered other assistance, from meeting rooms at Louisiana Tech for the Green
Wave football team, to working space in their facilities for Tulane support
staff such as athletic trainers, academic counselors and administrators.
Tulane Athletics report.
Two players booked, jailed on murder charges
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI Two Central
Michigan football players, including star running back Jerry Seymour, were
charged Tuesday in the fatal beating of a 26-year-old man, the Isabella
County prosecutor said.
A third player and a female student
also were arraigned on charges stemming from the July 2004 death of Demarcus
Graham, Prosecutor Larry Burdick said.
``We believe we have some of those
responsible for Graham's death,'' Burdick was quoted as saying by CM Life,
the Central Michigan student newspaper.
Seymour, 20, a junior from Miramar, FL,
and Spencer Lewis, 23, a junior running back from Lathrup Village, MI, were
arraigned on one count each of second-degree murder, involuntary
manslaughter, assault with intent to do great bodily harm and perjury,
James Edward Cooper, Jr., 22, a senior
defensive tackle from Detroit, was charged with two counts of perjury, one
count of obstruction of justice and one count of accessory after the fact.
Cora Lee Hawkins, 20, a sophomore from Detroit, was charged with one count
All four were arrested Tuesday on
warrants that accompanied an indictment issued by Chief Circuit Judge Paul
Chamberlain. He set bond at $1 million cash or 10 percent surety on the
second-degree murder charges facing Seymour and Lewis and $100,000 cash or
surety on all other charges, Burdick said.
All four suspects were being held
Tuesday night in the Isabella County Jail. Burdick said he did not know if
they had retained attorneys, but if they hadn't done so by Wednesday or
Thursday it was likely lawyers would be appointed for them.
Graham, of Mount Pleasant, was beaten
unconscious outside Shaboom's Pub during a fight on June 25, 2004. He died
19 days later at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw.
Seymour was indefinitely suspended from
the Central Michigan team on April 1, two days after he was charged with
criminal contempt on accusations he lied to the grand jury. Seymour pleaded
no contest and later served 30 days in jail.
Chippewas coach Brian Kelly said
Tuesday that Cooper and Lewis have been indefinitely suspended, and that
Seymour's suspension remained in effect.
Four other students, including two
former football players, also were charged with criminal contempt in the
course of Chamberlain's investigation. Each served 30 days in jail, Burdick
said. Contempt charges against former player Anthony Rogers are pending, the
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