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News Nuggets, 09.18.03

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Compiled from staff reports and electronic dispatches

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HATTIESBURG — The Southern Miss football team continued its off-week work on Nebraska with a practice session Wednesday.

The Golden Eagles, who host No. 15 Nebraska in a nationally-televised game next Thursday, went through the third workout of the week. Southern Miss will hold one more practice tomorrow, then take two days off before resuming preparation on Sunday.

Southern Miss Head Coach Jeff Bower said that quarterback Micky D'Angelo, who suffered a concussion in Saturday's win over Memphis, will meet with team neurologists Thursday. A decision on his status, however, will not be made until after Bower meets with the neurologists on Friday.

"There won't be anything decided tomorrow," Bower said. "You have to rely on the doctors. The doctors will do what's best for Micky, and they will recommend what we should do. At this point in time, we don't know what they think."

Bower also said that redshirt-sophomore Rocky Harrison (Tampa, Fla.) has quit the squad.

Blazers-'Cocks battle set for delayed telecast

BIRMINGHAM — This weekend's UAB-South Carolina football game will be televised on a taped replay basis next Wednesday, Sept. 24.

The game, slated to kick off at 7:00 p.m. ET on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C., will be shown twice on Wednesday on Comcast-Charter Sports Southeast (CSS). The replay times will be at 2:30 p.m. ET and 9:30 p.m. ET.

UAB enters the game with a 1-2 record while the Gamecocks are 2-1.

Good deeds net big honor for Tulane's Moore

NEW ORLEANS — Each year, the American Football Coaches Association selects 11 Division I-A student-athletes for its Good Works Team, which honors players for their dedication and commitment to community service. Included among the 2003 selections is Green Wave senior running back Mewelde Moore, the all-time leading rusher for Tulane and for Conference USA.

In addition to holding 23 school records for the Green Wave, Moore is a business major on track to graduate in four years. This past spring, the Baton Rouge native was honored by the Freeman School of Business with its Community Service Award for Business Ethics, which recognizes the student who goes above and beyond the call of duty to share with students the importance of social responsibility in business, as well as personal accountability. Moore had spent numerous hours working with students at John McDonogh Senior High School in New Orleans.

"This is a tremendous honor for Mewelde," Tulane head coach Chris Scelfo said. "It really does a great job of characterizing him. He is in outstanding company on this team. He is very deserving of this honor."

"It never ceases to amaze me to see the contributions student-athletes make to their communities," AFCA Executive Director Grant Teaff said. "Often times, these young men are better known for the good things they do on the field. The AFCA is proud to recognize these student-athletes for the good things they do in their communities."

In addition to his work through the Freeman School of Business, Moore is active in other community service activities, such as reading and speaking to young children and Tulane's annual Shadow a Student-Athlete Day. As a member of the San Diego Padres baseball organization, Moore has participated in numerous summer baseball clinics.

Athletic ability is not part of the criteria for selection to the team.

In addition to the I-A team, a combined team is selected from Divisions I-AA, II, III and the NAIA. From 1992-96, the Good Works Team was selected by the College Football Association. When the CFA disbanded in 1997, the AFCA began selecting teams.

Moore is the fourth Tulane selection to the AFCA Good Works Team, but the first since 1997. He joins Shawn Jones (1995), Derrick Franklin (1996) and Dennis O'Sullivan (1997).

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