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News Nuggets, 01.24.05
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Compiled from staff reports and electronic dispatches

Mountain West seeks to shore up bowl affiliations


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DENVER — A group seeking to launch a bowl game in Denver that would have pitted a Mountain West Conference team against one from the Big 12 is holding off on its plans, Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson acknowledged last week.

Meanwhile plans to add a second bowl in San Diego are going forward, Thompson said. A sponsor already is lined up for the game, which organizers hope would pit a Mountain West team against one from the Pac-10, he said.

If approved by the NCAA in April, the new bowl game would be played before Christmas and the San Diego-based Holiday Bowl.

The Mountain West last year had deals for teams to play in the Liberty, Las Vegas and Emerald bowls. The conference has one year left on its contract with the Emerald Bowl, but deals with the Liberty and Las Vegas bowls have expired.

With the current BCS contract due to expire in 2006, Thompson is supporting one-year bowl deals for the league for the 2005 season.

C-USA scoreboard, standings & schedule


No. 3 Wake Forest 74, No. 20 Cincinnati 70
No. 14 Louisville 85, Tennessee 62
Charlotte 76, No. 25 Marquette 66
DePaul 77, East Carolina 56
Saint Louis 56, Texas Christian 48
Houston 62, South Florida 50
Southern Miss 61, Tulane 60
UAB 73, Memphis 70

STANDINGS (through Saturday):

TEAM             CONF    ALL
Louisville        4-1   16-3
Cincinnati        4-1   15-3
Charlotte         4-1   13-3
DePaul            4-1   12-4
UAB               4-2   14-5
Texas Christian   3-2   13-6
Houston           3-2   12-7
Memphis           3-2   10-9
Saint Louis       3-2   5-12
Marquette         2-3   14-4
South Florida     1-4    8-8
Southern Miss     1-5   10-8
Tulane            1-5   7-10
East Carolina     0-6   5-13


Saint Louis at East Carolina 7 p.m.
Marquette 14-4 at Louisville 7 p.m.
Tulane at Houston 8 p.m.
Texas Christian at Charlotte 8 p.m.


Cincinnati at South Florida 7 p.m.
DePaul at Memphis 9 p.m.


Charlotte at East Carolina 1 p.m.
Marquette 14-4 at Saint Louis 2:10 p.m.
DePaul at Southern Miss 5 p.m.
Houston at Cincinnati 7 p.m.
Louisville at Tulane 8 p.m.
Memphis at Texas Christian 8:05 p.m.
South Florida at UAB 8:30 p.m.

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 2005 and other publishers. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


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