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News Nuggets, 12.08.04
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All-Conference USA and C-USA All-Freshman teams


12.07.04: Syracuse chancellor decides to stick with Pasqualoni ... Zook selected to rejuvenate struggling Illini ... More...
12.06.04: C-USA standings, scoreboard, bowl lineup & TV ... BCS rankings, bowl pairings ''' AP football poll ... More...
12.05.04: Flawed BCS produces another messy title picture ... College football weekend: stars & storylines ... More...
12.04.04: Hectic December for Southern Miss kicks off today ... Crimson Tide basketball rolls into Charlotte ... More...
12.03.04: AP: Holtz gets the nod as coach at East Carolina ... Ross rediscovers purpose at West Point ... More...
12.02.04: Florida going to Peach Bowl with or without Zook ... Willingham refuses to throw darts at Notre Dame ... More...
12.01.04: Peach Bowl hopes Zook coaches one more game ... Juggernauts Louisville, Boise State to collide ... Bowl wrap: Eagles land in Tire Bowl vs. Heels ... More...
11.30.04: S.C. paper says Holtz in contention for ECU job ... Bowl Championship Series rankings ... Associated Press college basketball poll ... More...
11.29.04: First-timer UAB among five C-USA bowl teams ... C-USA standings, scoreboard, schedule & TV ... AP college football poll ... More...
11.28.04: Deja vu? Cards punish Bearcats after pregame taunts ... College football weekend: stars & storylines ... More...
11.27.04: Cardinals aim to exit C-USA as champions ... Center of gravity in ACC shifting to state of Virginia? ... Odd 1-point play aids Horns' win over Aggies ... More...
11.26.04: Still poor-mouthing, Holtz leaves coaching door open ... Guidugli status in doubt after home accident ... More...
11.25.04: Stockstill among trio of assistants retained by Spurrier ... UTEP mines berth in Houston Bowl ... More...
11.24.04: Bowl-bound UTEP eyes winning exit from WAC ... MAC to sub for Pac-10 in Silicon Valley Bowl ... More...
11.23.04: Fox snatches up BCS rights for $320 million ... Brawl scratches bowl trips for Clemson, South Carolina ... BCS football rankings ... AP basketball poll ... More...
11.22.04: Cincinnati-Louisville game to air on ESPN2 ... C-USA standings, scoreboard, schedule & TV ... Associated Press college football poll ... More...
11.21.04: Utah rout of old nemesis BYU forces BCS hand ... College football weekend: stars & storylines ... More...
11.20.04: ABC TV backing out of BCS sweepstakes? ... Former Louisville hoops star dead at 48 ... More...
11.19.04: Holtz paves way for ascension of Spurrier at South Carolina ... Mountain West Conference bonanza rides on Utah-BYU game ... More...
11.18.04: No separate divisions planned for future Big East ... Old nemesis stands in Utes' path to BCS bid ... More...
11.17.04: National talent hunt lands 12 diamond prospects for ECU ... BCA tourney takes on distinct Wolfpack flare ... More...
11.16.04: Badiane joins Heels' Felton on one-game suspension ... BCS football rankings ... AP college basketball poll ... More...
11.15.04: C-USA standings, scoreboard, schedule & TV ... Utes close in on BCS berth ... AP football poll ... More...
11.14.04: Cancer-stricken USF basketball player to miss season ... College football weekend: stars & storylines ... More...
11.13.04: Herrion seals the deal with New Jersey prep target ... Tigers tune up for Pirates with win over USM ... More...
11.12.04: Cook, Badiane fuel ECU win in final preseason test ... Hard-luck Louisville big man lost for season ... More...
11.11.04: Spurrier signals desire for warm weather college job ... LeFors leads Louisville rout of Horned Frogs ... More...

The All-Conference USA 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams and the conference's All-Freshman team, as announced Tuesday by the league office:

(East Carolina players denoted in bold purple)


Quarterback – Stefan LeFors, Sr., Louisville
Running Back- Andre Hall, Jr., USF
Running Back- DeAngelo Williams, Jr., Memphis
Offensive Lineman- Anthony Alabi, Sr., TCU
Offensive Lineman- Gene Frederic, Sr., Memphis
Offensive Lineman- Andy Galloway, Sr., UAB
Offensive Lineman- Travis Leffew, Jr., Louisville
Offensive Lineman- Kyle Takavitz, Sr., Cincinnati
Tight End- Cody McCarty, Sr., TCU
Wide Receiver- J.R. Russell, Sr., Louisville
Wide Receiver- Roddy White, Sr., UAB
Wide Receiver- Roydell Williams, Sr., Tulane

Defensive Lineman- Trent Cole, Sr., Cincinnati
Defensive Lineman- Andre Frazier, Sr., Cincinnati
Defensive Lineman- Marcus Jones, Sr., Louisville
Defensive Lineman- Larry McSwain, So., UAB
Linebacker- Michael Boley, Sr., Southern Miss
Linebacker- Robert McCune., Sr., Louisville
Linebacker- Zac Woodfin, Sr., UAB
Defensive Back- John Eubanks, Jr., Southern Miss
Defensive Back- Marvin Godbolt, Sr., TCU
Defensive Back- Kerry Rhodes, Sr., Louisville
Defensive Back- Wesley Smith, Jr., Memphis

Placekicker- Stephen Gostkowski, Jr., Memphis
Punter- Chris Beckman, So., Tulane
Kick Returner- John Eubanks, Jr., Southern Miss
Punt Returner- Travis Williams, Fr., East Carolina


Quarterback – Danny Wimprine, Sr., Memphis
Running Back- Carlton Jones, Jr., Army
Running Back- Eric Shelton, Jr., Louisville
Offensive Lineman- Joel Glover, Sr., Army
Offensive Lineman- Will Rabatin, Sr., Louisville
Offensive Lineman- Jeremy Parquet, Sr., Southern Miss
Offensive Lineman- Jeremy Rone, Sr., Memphis
Offensive Lineman- Jason Spitz, Jr., Louisville
Tight End- Brent Celek, So., Cincinnati
Wide Receiver- Tavares Gideon, Sr., Memphis
Wide Receiver- Vincent Marshall, Jr., Houston
Wide Receiver- Hannibal Thomas, Sr., Cincinnati

Defensive Lineman- Joe Clay, Sr., Houston
Defensive Lineman- Albert Means, Sr., Memphis
Defensive Lineman- Chad Ruffin, Sr., Southern Miss
Defensive Lineman- Marcus West, Jr., Memphis
Linebacker- Jamar Enzor, Sr., Cincinnati
Linebacker- Martin Patterson, Sr., TCU
Linebacker- Greg Washington, Sr., Army
Defensive Back- Trevis Coley, Jr., Southern Miss
Defensive Back- Joey Dawson, Sr., Tulane
Defensive Back- Daven Holly, Sr., Cincinnati
Defensive Back- Doug Monaghan, Sr., Cincinnati

Placekicker- Darren McCaleb, So., Southern Miss
Punter- Ryan Dougherty, So., East Carolina
Kick Returner- Reggie Lindsey, Jr., UAB


Quarterback – Darrell Hackney, Jr., UAB
Running Back- Dan Burks, So., UAB
Running Back- Richard Hall, Sr., Cincinnati
Offensive Lineman- Phil Hawkins, Sr., Houston
Offensive Lineman- Alex Herron, Sr., USF
Offensive Lineman- Chase Johnson, Sr., TCU
Offensive Lineman- Derrick Sarosi, Sr., USF
Offensive Lineman- Clint Stickdorn, Sr., Cincinnati
Tight End- Adam McCauley, Sr., Louisville
Wide Receiver- Antwon Courington, Jr., Southern Miss
Wide Receiver- Reggie Harrell, Sr., TCU
Wide Receiver- Cory Rodgers, So., TCU

Defensive Lineman- Antonio Harris, Fr., Tulane
Defensive Lineman- Kade Lane, Jr., Houston
Defensive Lineman- Lee Roy Selmon, Sr., USF
Defensive Lineman- Will Sullivan, Sr., Army
Linebacker- Anthony Cannon, Jr., Tulane
Linebacker- Tyjuan Hagler, Sr., Cincinnati
Linebacker- Chris Moore, Jr., East Carolina
Defensive Back- Zach Baker, Jr., East Carolina

Defensive Back- Dominique Cosper, Jr., UAB
Defensive Back- Stanford Routt, Sr., Houston
Defensive Back- Mark Walker, Sr., TCU

Kick Returner- Cory Rodgers, So., TCU
Punt Returner- Fred Smith, So., Tulane


Quarterback – Brian Brohm, Louisville
Running Back- Matt Forte, Tulane
Running Back - Chris Johnson, East Carolina
Offensive Lineman- Byron Alfred, Houston
Offensive Lineman- SirVincent Rogers, Houston
Offensive Lineman- Chris Clark, Southern Miss
Offensive Lineman- Aryan Barto, Tulane
Tight End- Doug Jones, Cincinnati
Wide Receiver- Jeremy Trimble, Army
Wide Receiver- Donnie Avery, Houston
Wide Receiver- Johnny Peyton, USF

Defensive Lineman- Anthony Hoke, Cincinnati
Defensive Lineman- Martavious Prince, Southern Miss
Defensive Lineman- Tommy Blake, TCU
Defensive Lineman- Antonio Harris, Tulane
Linebacker- Durwin Lamb, East Carolina
Linebacker- Greg Hinds, Memphis
Linebacker- Ben Moffit, USF
Defensive Back- Caleb Campbell, Army
Defensive Back- Rocky Schwartz, Houston
Defensive Back- Danny Verpaele, USF
Defensive Back- Durrell Fuqua, UAB

Placekicker- Arthur Carmody, Louisville
Kick Returner- Chris Johnson, East Carolina
Punt Returner- Travis Williams, East Carolina

Petrino waves off suitors to stay at Louisville

LOUISVILLE — Louisville coach Bobby Petrino will usher the Cardinals into the Big East after all.

Petrino said Tuesday he plans to stay with the Cardinals, taking himself off the market for teams with coaching vacancies.

``I want to make it clear that I'm not interested in any other coaching jobs, and am happy at the University of Louisville,'' Petrino said in a statement issued by the school.

The statement came after the Mississippi athletic director Pete Boone said that Petrino's agent had contacted him about that school's coaching vacancy. Boone said the agent later called back to say the coach was no longer interested.

Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich said Tuesday night he was worried he wouldn't be able to convince Petrino to stay.

``If I was an athletic director at any of these high-profile universities, he'd be the first guy on my list,'' Jurich said. ``He's put together a magnificent product.''

This season, Petrino guided the Cardinals to a 10-1 record, a Conference USA championship and a No. 7 ranking, the highest in the school's football history. His two-year mark at Louisville is 19-5.

The Cardinals were led this season by a high-powered offense. Louisville became the first team in NCAA history to score at least 55 points in five straight games after beating Tulane 55-7 last Saturday.

Petrino said he was excited about Louisville's move to the Big East Conference next season, which gives the Cardinals an automatic bid to the BCS.

The Cardinals will play Boise State in the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31.

He also mentioned personal reasons for wanting to stay.

``Louisville is the perfect place to raise a family and I plan for all four of my children to graduate from high school in Louisville,'' he said.

Petrino's contract at Louisville was extended through 2010 earlier this year, with a base salary of $550,000 a year.

Petrino has had discussions with Louisville athletics director Tom Jurich about possibly enhancing the coach's contract, football sports information director Rocco Gasparro said Tuesday.

Petrino had been mentioned as a possible candidate for the coaching jobs at Notre Dame and Florida. The Gators ended up hiring Utah coach Urban Meyer, and the Fighting Irish are still looking for a successor to Tyrone Willingham.

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 Associated Press and other sources. Copyright 2004 and other publishers. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


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