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06.22.07: ISP, Conference USA announce pact ... Williams returning to Pirates golf scene ... Georgia Tech's mascot car takes turn for worse
06.21.07: Quartet from C-USA involved in World Bowl XV ... Nevada's wolf has familiar appearance ... Theus leaves New Mexico State for Kings
06.20.07: Judge's order ousts Nifong from DA position ... Tar Heels send Cardinals packing in CWS ... Indiana football coach Hoeppner succumbs
06.19.07: Floyd, Solares win
C-USA recognition in track ... Nifong stepping down July 13; Duke settles ... Hawes planning to take his game up a level
06.18.07: Rice jumps on Tar Heels early for 14-4 win ... Memphis, Georgetown plan hoops dates ... Lynch named to fill in for Hoosiers in 2007 ... Indiana gets verbal from top prep performer
06.17.07: Gavel comes down on DA Nifong: disbarment ... Syracuse swimmers getting the big freeze ... Sun Devils use long ball to subdue Anteaters
06.16.07: Pirates, Gamecocks announce football dates ... Owls open CWS by rallying past Cardinals ... Nifong steps down as Durham D.A.
06.15.07: Future dentist Krug gains postgrad scholarship ... FSU's Braman accorded national coaching honor ... Wieburg stepping down as Big 12 commissioner
06.14.07: First-round pairings set for College World Series ... Five from C-USA named to Nagurski watch list ... Outland list includes C-USA trio
06.13.07: Pirates-Hokies moves from "the Deuce" to ESPN ... ECU's Roller named to national frosh unit ... C-USA scholar awards go ECU's Krug, Williams
06.12.07: Irish to don throwback jerseys for USC game ... Herd soph on Athletes in Action Jones Cup team ... Seminoles capture back to back NCAA track titles
06.11.07: Pirates' Myers 12th in NCAA hammer throw ... ECU's Neitz taken by Giants in 37th round ... Anteaters nip Shockers to earn Omaha berth
06.10.07: Bulldogs beat Clemson to earn way to Omaha ... Heels, Gamecocks resume super regional today
06.09.07: Rice leads parade of C-USA draft picks ... Thompson to direct ECU's basketball operations ... Owls' Savery named finalist for Howser Trophy ... Tigers' Mays decides to return for senior season
06.08.07: Pirates bring aboard juco shooting guard ... ECU's Myers advances in NCAA hammer throw ... Robich back at ECU as women's hoops aide
06.07.07: Northern League recognizes Darryl Lawhorn ... ECU strength assistant gets national honor ... Highly-sought nose tackle verbals to Irish
06.06.07: Owls hosting Aggies in NCAA super regionals ... Beavers beat Virginia in deciding regional game ... Cavaliers, Nittany Lions set pair of football dates
06.05.07: Pirates-Hokies: High noon kickoff in Blacksburg ... Three Pirates on all-regional baseball team ... Tar Heels rally to earn super regional berth
06.04.07: Southern Miss loses lead, ousted from regional ... Campbell names Link defensive coordinator ... Stanford, USC's Lovemark win NCAA golf titles
06.03.07: Wolfpack postponed in Columbia regional ... Mailman delivers for alma mater La. Tech ... SEC won't push for Division I-A football playoff
06.02.07: Hargreaves joins East Carolina football staff ... Paper: Grant in the mix for Gators hoops job ... Tulsa's Korbe shares Byron Nelson honor
06.01.07: Kragthorpe boots pair from Louisville program ... Duke's Danowski is lacrosse player of year ... Dollars lure Donovan to Orlando Magic
05.31.07: Two Pirates on All- State softball team ... Panel will study academic performance in hoops ... Five from C-USA named academic All-America
05.30.07: 13-year drought ends for Memphis baseball ... LSU mascot, Mike V, led inspirational life ... Jayhawks ace facing comeback from surgery
05.29.07: C-USA sends four to NCAA baseball regionals ... Duke falls to Johns Hopkins in lacrosse final ... Kansas star decides no Rush on NBA draft
05.28.07: ECU duo set for NCAA hammer championships ... Duke, Johns Hopkins vie for NCAA lacrosse title ... Former Villanova star dies after beating
05.27.07: ECU's Myers hammers out NCAA track berth ... Dramatic goal lifts Duke into NCAA lacrosse final ... Blue Devil women earn national title on the links
05.26.07: C-USA baseball players visit children's ward ... Cavs, Heels meet for berth in ACC championship ... SEC will look at potential football playoff
05.25.07: East Carolina track standouts in NCAA regionals ... Two gridders planning to leave Virginia Tech ... Rolle through as role player in hoops for LSU
05.24.07: Slain Miami lineman's parents to get $2 million ... Georgetown hoops duo announces future plans ... Heels' stumbles persist in ACC baseball tourney
05.23.07: C-USA session tickets available ... League honors go to six Pirate baseball players ... Paper: Villanova legend beaten, near death
05.22.07: Aggies end Houston's softball season ... C-USA weekly honors go to Belanger, Luna ... Duke plows through Heels to lacrosse Final Four
05.21.07: Tulsa takes NCAA regional golf title ... Purdue plans $82 million expansion of arena ... Criminal activity in program leads to coach's exit
05.20.07: C-USA baseball pairings set, ECU faces Tulane ... USM's Eustachy gets raise, extension ... Houston slams Aggies in softball regional
05.19.07: C-USA moves toward 6th bowl partnership ... Tar Heels extend Williams' contract ... Rice's Savery semifinalist for Dick Howser honor
05.18.07: East Carolina women's hoops adds Georgia star ... Gastonia Ashbrook high jumper heading for ECU ... Va. tennis standout joins ECU women's team
05.17.07: Weatherbee: ECU football tix may get scarce ... Cougars face La-La in NCAA softball opener ... Southland Conference star pulls out of NBA draft ... Pa. justices hear arguments on Paterno's salary
05.16.07: Winthrop guard in coma following car wreck ...
C-USA announces track honors... Conference reaches agreement in 'Summit' talks

News Nuggets, 06.23.08
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For the first time in school history, East Carolina is nearing a sellout of its entire football season ticket allotment.

With more than 18,000 season tickets already ordered, ECU now has less than 4,000 season tickets available with over two months remaining prior to the Pirates' home opener against UNC-Chapel Hill on Sept. 8.

ECU set an all-time high of 16,318 purchases last year in Skip Holtz' second season guiding the Pirates, surpassing the previous standard of 16,173 established in 2000.

Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the ECU ticket office at 1-800-DIAL-ECU.

Rice gets hoops transfer from Texas A&M

Bryan Beasley has left the Texas A&M basketball team and has transferred to Rice to become a member of the Owls basketball program. The six-foot guard was redshirted as a freshman during the 2006-07 season and did not see action.

A 2006 graduate from Pflugerville High School with a 4.3 GPA, Beasley was the Central Texas player of the year as he averaged 17.4 points per game. The all-state selection also played for Team USA at the 2006 Global Games in Dallas.

Coming out of high school rated Beasley as the state of Texas' top-ranked point guard and top-150 nationally. Additionally, Texas Hoops ranked him as the state's ninth-best overall prospect.

Southern Miss's Reed on Jones Cup team

Southern Miss junior guard/forward Kendra Reed (Bay St. Louis, MS) has been selected to represent the United States as a member of the U.S. William Jones Cup Team which will compete, July 11-17, in Taipei, Taiwan.

Reed will be joined by an all-star collegiate cast comprised of Rachel Allison and Jhasmin Player of Baylor, Heather Ezell of Iowa State, Briann January of Arizona State, Sarah-Jo Lawrence of George Washington, Jackie McFarland of Colorado, Angie Nelp of Colorado State, La Toya Micheaux of Texas A&M, Leah Rush of Oklahoma, Brittanie Taylor-James of North Carolina A&T and Katie Vieth of Kentucky.

Seven members of the 12-player roster participated in this year's NCAA Tournament.

Last season, Reed averaged 15.3 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.

June 22, 2007

ISP, Conference USA announce agreement

ISP Sports is the new corporate marketing partner for Conference USA after obtaining a significant portion of the league’s multimedia rights from CSTV.

CSTV, which acquired the rights in 2005 through a long-term deal with C-USA, will continue to manage the conference’s television and multimedia broadcast rights and production. The agreement goes into effect July 1st, 2007, according to an announcement from ISP.

ISP will be responsible for the direction of C-USA partnerships with corporate sponsors on both the regional and national level. Those rights include the management and marketing of title and presenting sponsorships, all signage, hospitality and at-event promotions involving C-USA championships, including football and basketball.

On-site print materials and other sponsorship opportunities at league championships also will be available through ISP.

Williams returning to Pirates golf scene

Former East Carolina men's and women's golf coach Kevin Williams has re-joined the Pirate athletics department, accepting the position as women's golf coach according to an announcement from ECU athletic director Athletics Terry Holland.

Williams, who became the Lady Pirates' first head coach in 2000, returns to his alma mater after spending the past 18 months as the head golf pro at Walnut Creek Country Club in Goldsboro.

He replaces Kim Lewellen, who left ECU to take the women's golf coaching job at Virginia.

Georgia Tech's mascot car takes turn for worse

Georgia Tech's "Ramblin' Wreck" is in need of some repairs. The vintage car that has led the football team onto Grant Field before home games since 1961 was wrecked for real as it was being towed to Savannah to be used in a wedding.

Tech officials said Wednesday that they hope to get repairs done to the 1930 Model A Sports Coupe in time for the home opener against Samford.

June 21, 2007

Quartet from C-USA involved in World Bowl XV

John Syptak, a two-time all conference selection during his career at Rice, will be looking to help the Frankfurt Galaxy win their fifth NFL Europe title in team history when they meet the Hamburg Sea Devils in World Bowl XV.

The game will be played on Saturday at Frankfurt's Commerzbank Arena. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. and will be broadcast live on the NFL Network.

Former Houston wide receiver Brandon Middleton is a teammate of Syptak's. The Hamburg active roster includes offensive tackle Jeremy Parquet of Southern Miss and wide receiver Josh Davis of Marshall.

Nevada's wolf has familiar appearance

The Reno Journal-Gazette has reported that officials from N.C. State and the University of Nevada will meet this week regarding the similar looks of the schools' secondary logos. The meeting comes after of an article in the N.C. State newspaper which pointed out the similarities between "Toughie", the N.C. State wolf, and a wolf that has been appearing on Nevada merchandise.

Reports state that the two wolves appear the same except for their color and type of headgear.

Theus leaves New Mexico State for Kings

New Mexico State coach Reggie Theus was introduced Wednesday as the new coach of the Sacramento Kings of the NBA.

Theus had announced just last Thursday that the Aggies had added Duke to their 2007-08 non-conference schedule with a game in Durham at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12 to be shown on ESPN2.

June 20, 2007

Judge's order ousts Nifong from DA position

A judge has suspended Durham district attorney Mike Nifong, thwarting the intentions of the prosecutor disbarred for his handling of the Duke lacrosse rape case to stay in office for another month and assist in the transition to a successor.

Superior court judge Orlando Hudson said the order was based on the probability that Nifong engaged in willful misconduct in office.

Tar Heels send Cardinals packing in CWS

North Carolina starter Luke Putkonen quieted the rowdy Louisville bats, giving up just three hits and striking out seven to pick up his eighth win and end Louisville's NCAA College World Series baseball run with a 3-1 win in Omaha on Tuesday.

Indiana football coach Hoeppner succumbs

Indiana football coach Terry Hoeppner, 59, passed away Tuesday morning at 6:50 a.m. at Bloomington Hospital following a lengthy illness, according to the university's athletic web site.

"Coach died due to complications from the brain tumor for which he had been treated surgically and therapeutically over the past 18 months, " said team physician Dr. Larry Rink. "His family was at his side."

News Nuggets are compiled periodically based on material supplied by staff members; data published by ECU, Conference USA and its member schools; and reports from electronic services and other sources. Copyright 2007 and other publishers. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


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