Rita threatens disruption of schedule ... Indian mascot ban
extended to bowl games
sheds doormat image in breakout start ... C-USA Standings,
Clemson player has spleen removed ... College football
headliners: stars & storylines ... C-USA Standings,
[C-USA teams & ECU opponents]
judge labels NCAA monopolistic, okays trial ... UTEP wins
double OT thriller in C-USA debut ... C-USA schedule,
contract with SEC extended until 2009 ... Conference USA
Standings and Schedule
football ticket sales picking up momentum ... Tulane teams
on a mission to make impression
headlines ECU's Hall of Fame Class of 2005 ... Ophelia
shutters ECU; dormitories remain open
USA Standings and Schedule ... Auburn player learns family
football headliners: stars & storylines ... Conference USA
Scoreboard and Schedule
springs milestone upset of No. 22 TCU ... Scoreboard: C-USA
teams & ECU opponents
Beret parachutist hurt in pre-game jump ... NCAA rebuffs
appeal on Tulsa player's eligibility
game shifted out of harm's way ...
Ex-Marshall coach latest to pull out of BCS poll
DISH satellite service finally strike deal
capture two of league's three awards ... Tulane teams to
carry on at five host schools ... Two players jailed on
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
News Nuggets, 09.22.05
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C-USA, NFL teams thrown off stride by Rita
HOUSTON — Rice and Houston postponed
home games scheduled for Saturday, and Texas A&M has moved up its game
against Texas State in anticipation of Hurricane Rita reaching the Texas
Gulf Coast this weekend.
The Aggies will play Texas State
Thursday night instead of Saturday.
Rice was scheduled to play Navy, but on
Wednesday the game was rescheduled for Oct. 22. Houston was to play Southern
Mississippi on Saturday. No makeup date was announced, but school officials
said they were looking at Nov. 12 or 13.
To make room, the Southern
Methodist-Houston game originally scheduled for Nov. 12 was postponed to
Nov. 19, when both teams have an open date. Southern Miss plays at Marshall
on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Rice, Houston and Southern Miss are
members of Conference USA, which had already seen its schedule altered by
``We are getting a lot of practice
addressing hurricane-related contingencies. Fortunately, we have had
excellent communication and we are getting great cooperation from our
members,'' C-USA commissioner Britton Banowsky said in a statement.
Southern Miss's Sept. 4 season opener
with Tulane, also a C-USA member, was postponed by Hurricane Katrina.
The I-AA game between Northwestern
Oklahoma and McNeese State scheduled to be played in Lake Charles, LA, was
A pair of NFL teams also were forced to
scramble by Hurricane Rita.
The Houston Texans canceled Thursday's
practice and asked all players to leave town immediately. Houston coach Dom
Capers said the Texans, who have a bye this week, were looking at
alternatives that include practicing next week in Cincinnati before the
Texans' game on Oct. 2 against the Bengals.
The New Orleans Saints, displaced by
Hurricane Katrina, are bracing to have their plans rearranged again. Coach
Jim Haslett said team officials were considering flying to Minneapolis on
Friday instead of Saturday to avoid any weather problems in San Antonio. The
Saints play the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
``We'll make that decision later, when
we see where it's at,'' Haslett said.
The Category 5 storm, packing winds of
175 mph late Wednesday night, is expected to make landfall somewhere on the
Gulf Coast of Texas early Saturday.
Conference USA schedule, standings & scores
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
USA games in bold.)
East Carolina at West Virginia 12:00 PM
Marshall at Central Florida 6:00 PM
Memphis at Tulsa 7:00 PM
Southern Miss at Houston POSTPONED
Tulane at Southern Methodist 8:00 PM
Navy at Rice POSTPONED
New Mexico at Texas-El Paso 9:05 PM
(through games of Sept. 17, 2005)
TEAM C-USA ALL
Southern Mississippi 0-0 1-1
Central Florida 0-0
TEAM C-USA ALL
Southern Methodist 0-0 1-2
in bold; ECU opponents in red.)
Texas-El Paso 24, Houston 21 (2OT)
Wake Forest 44,
East Carolina 34
Texas A&M 66, Southern Methodist 8
South Florida 31, Central Florida 14
UAB 35, Jacksonville State
Southern Mississippi 48,
McNeese State 20
Tulsa 54, North Texas 2
Texas 51, Rice 10
Memphis 59, Chattanooga 14
Mississippi State 21, Tulane 14
Duke 40, Virginia Military
West Virginia 31, Maryland 19
News Nuggets are
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published by ECU, Conference USA and its member
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