go for record 12th NCAA hoops title ... Throng watches Texas
spring game ... Pirates make strong showing in Florida
may become a Sun Devil ... Brownell departs UNCW for Wright
State ... San Diego State star opts for NBA
ECU air game in high gear ... Jury awards no dough in suit
against Petrino ... Redick reaps AP player of the year honor
... Lightning strikes Tigers twice
golfer shares C-USA honor ... UAB's Johnson to face
Globetrotters ... Rockne to be remembered across the globe
Club leader moving up to new position ... ECU tennis duo
gathering accolades ... Ex-Tar Heel gridder charged with sex
crime ... Hoosiers tap N.C. native to guide hoops
Holtz speaks to East Carolina gridders ...
C-USA baseball on television ... Duke lacrosse in limbo ...
Redick, Morrison unanimous choices
president speaks out on lacrosse scandal ... USM, Houston
off to unbeaten league starts ... Auburn sweeps NCAA
shocked, by George! ... ECU's Frasure earns outdoor
qualifications ... Winona State takes Division II hoops
end Memphis' run ... Scrimmage moves Pirates toward two-deep
.. East Carolina cagers to transfer
jumps from Central Florida to SMU ... Orr walks the plank at
Seton Hall ... USC's Booty sidelined, may face surgery
Carolina to retire LeClair's No. 23 ... Memphis reaches
Elite Eight, Duke bounced ... Cincinnati at hub of coaching
fine-tune for Friday night scrimmage ... Alford seeks to
defuse Indiana speculation ... Citadel forms hoops coach
Miss hurler shares national honor ... Iowa State finds its
man ... Sweet 16 teams sweeten the conference pot
family visitation, memorial announced ... ECU makes strong
start in outdoor season ... Webcasts supplement CBS tourney
marches on ... Former Holland aide leads team into Sweet 16
... Cowboy grapplers lasso NCAA title
in charge after Hampton coach quits ... Virginia Wesleyan
wins Division III crown ... Report on Title IX goes to
Big Dance ... literally ... DePaul legend Meyer succumbs at
92 ... Morgan out at Iowa State
Robinson tops NCAA list ... UTEP out of NIT ... Bomb scare
delays San Diego regional
Dome designer dies ... Buckley bounced at Ball State ...
Westphal dismissed at Pepperdine ... C-USA Hoops Tournament
cagers getting it done in classroom ... Title IX update due
from government agency ... C-USA Tournament Wrap-up
draws Wolfpack in women's regional ... Henderson out at
Delaware ... Temple icon Chaney says it's time to step down
... C-USA Tournament Wrap-up
gets No. 1 seed ... Villanova's Ray expected to bounce back
C-USA Tournament Wrap-up
reigns as conference champ ... Pirates' Frasure 7th in NCAA
weight throw ... Arizona State ousts basketball coach ...
C-USA Tournament Scoreboard
days designated for football season ... Tulsa scrimmages
under Thursday night lights ... Tigers' Carney, Calipari
sweep C-USA honors ... C-USA Tournament Scoreboard
accepts position with Packers ... ECU spring football taking
spring break ... K-State shows Woolridge the door ... C-USA
throwing his weight around ... Pirates top Tar Heels in
softball ... O'Leary planning to stay at Central Florida ...
C-USA Scoreboard & Tournament Schedule
C-USA freshmen team ... ESPN nixes Vitale's commentary on
CBS ... Seahawks are dancin' ...
C-USA Scoreboard & Tournament Schedule
earns C-USA distinction ... Spring drills: Depth chart
two-plus weeks away ... Marshall, Rice players share hitting
honors ... C-USA Scoreboard & Tournament Schedule
Bucs set for late-night joust with UCF ... ECU spring
drills: pads on, snap exchange off ... C-USA Scoreboard &
experience technical difficulties ... Huggins returns for
Cincinnati's seniors ... C-USA Scoreboard & Tournament
to strap on pads today ... Lady Pirates eliminated by Tulsa
... Briefs: More coaching exits; Tourney action ... C-USA
Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
Pirates nip UAB in C-USA Tournament ... UAB stuns Memphis to
boost dance prospects ... Mile High hosting in-state rivals
... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard
Pirates Young, Mills collect accolades ... Cover boy Redick
and Duke tripped by hex ... Marlins need 9th-inning rally to
edge Miami ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard
Hurricane starts spring workouts ... Tulane's 'refugee' grid
team returning home ... Cage coaching merry-go-round speeds
up ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard
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ECU hurler Taylor earns league's weekly honor
East Carolina senior pitcher Brody
Taylor was named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week by league officials on
Monday. The announcement marks the second time this season a Pirate has
earned such honors, following
Jake Smith's selection as hitter of the
week on Feb. 27.
Sophomore outfielder Tyson Auer of
Central Florida captured the weekly hitting award after nearly hitting for
the cycle in both of his team's wins at Marshall.
Taylor, a Shelby native, tossed his
first career complete game shutout Sunday afternoon in beating Houston 3-0
at Clark-LeClair Stadium. On the day, he faced 33 batters, allowing just
five hits and two walks while striking out six.
"Having coached Brody at Louisburg and
now at ECU, he is by far one of the best pitchers I have every worked with,"
said Pirates coach Billy Godwin. "It is great to see him come back and be as
effective as he has been thus far after sitting out last season. Against
Houston, he had outstanding command of three pitches and really kept their
After sitting out last season with a
medical redshirt, Taylor has posted a 4-1 record in 32.2 innings, allowing
just seven runs (six earned) while boasting a 1.65 ERA. He currently ranks
second on the team in strikeouts with 24 and has given up the fewest hits
from a Pirate starter.
ECU (18-12, 2-4) will play host to N.C.
A&T tonight at 7 p.m. The Pirates have a C-USA series at UCF this weekend.
Central Florida's Auer came up a home
run shy of the cycle in in each of the Knights' wins over the Thundering
Herd. Auer finished the week 7-for-13 (.538) in three games, with two
doubles, two triples and 11 RBI's, including a career-high six runs driven
in on Friday night. He added a walk, two stolen bases and four runs scored
on the week.
prepare for Purple-Gold Game
East Carolina officially began its last
week of spring workouts with a two-hour session Monday afternoon at the
Cliff Moore practice complex, according to a release from ECU's sports media
The Pirates returned to action in
shells after conducting their second intra-squad scrimmage of the season
Friday afternoon at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. After its 13th practice of the
spring period Monday, ECU has just one more workout scheduled for Wednesday
before closing camp with the Purple-Gold Game on Saturday at 3 p.m.
"I thought we made some more progress
Friday," second-year head coach Skip Holtz said after reviewing the game
tape over the weekend. "We've still got a ways to go to get where we want to
be but there were many positives to build on, both offensively and
Holtz indicated he adjusted the
program's depth chart Monday morning to reflect some of the more impressive
performances from Friday's contest. One of the most notable changes was the
promotion of redshirt freshman Brett Clay to the sole understudy position
behind James Pinkney at quarterback after sharing the status with Patrick
Pinkney last week.
Holtz also shuffled personnel on the
No. 2 offensive line with the insertion of freshman transfer Andrew Farr at
right tackle, redshirt freshman Stephen Heis at right guard, junior Fred
Hicks at center, redshirt freshman Joshua Stahl at left guard and senior
Lance Neisz at left tackle.
Some players solidified their standing
after Friday's scrimmage, Holtz said, noting second-team defensive tackles
Wendell Chavis and Dontre Brown and top reserve safeties Herman Best and
"It's all about making plays," Holtz
said. "While I was pleased with the intensity, enthusiasm and the physical
part of it, this is the stage of the spring where you look for execution and
people who consistently make plays and a difference out there. As I've said
before, this is a work in progress and changes are part of it."
After Wednesday's full-gear practice,
East Carolina's coaching staff will conduct a player draft to select roster
positions for the Purple-Gold Game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Tickets are $5
for the game or $10 for the game plus a plate of barbecue from the Pirate
Purple-Gold Pigskin Pigout Party. Tickets can be purchased at the ECU
Athletics Ticket Office or by calling (252) 328-2300 locally or (800)
DIAL-ECU outside the Greenville area.
watches final from hospital
The Los Angeles Times reported that
John Wooden planned to watch UCLA play Florida for the national basketball
championship from a hospital room Monday night, surrounded by family
The 95-year-old Hall of Fame coach was
admitted to a Los Angeles-area hospital Sunday for an undisclosed condition
that was not considered serious. He is expected to be released in the next
day or two, according to a statement from UCLA's sports information office.
The result of the game was unlikely to
lift the legendary coach's spirits as Florida upended Wooden's former team
73-57 to claim its first national title in basketball.
Wooden retired from UCLA in 1975 with a
record of 620-147 in 27 years as coach. The Bruins won 10 championships
under the "Wizard of Westwood," including seven in a row. The streak
included 38 straight NCAA tournament victories.
Wooden was the first person inducted
into basketball's Hall of Fame as a coach and player. A native of
Martinsville, IN, he starred on Purdue's basketball team in the 1930's.
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