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News Nuggets, 01.27.05
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Compiled from staff reports and electronic dispatches

Wall-to-wall radio coverage set for ECU baseball


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Clark-LeClair Stadium won't be the only new facet of East Carolina's burgeoning baseball program to debut in the 2005 season.

In an unprecedented arrangement for ECU baseball, the Pirates' entire slate of games will be broadcast by Greenville radio stations WNCT-AM 1070 and WGHB-AM 1250.

The partnership, announced Wednesday by ECU Director of Electronic Media Jeff Charles, will air all 56 of the Pirates' regular season games as well as all of the team's postseason contests.

WNCT-AM bills itself as "Talk 1070, Greenville's Talk Giant." WGHB-AM promotes itself as "Pirate Radio 1250."

Both stations carry a lineup of original ECU sports-related programming and have carried the Pirate Sports Radio Network's play-by-play coverage of ECU football and basketball games during 2004-05., through collaborative arrangements with each of the stations, encodes the live audio feeds of Talk 1070 and Pirate Radio 1250 in Windows Media streaming format and carries the feeds over the Internet.

Coverage for each broadcast will begin with a 15-minute pre-game show and conclude with a post-game segment which will include interviews with players and coaches.

Josh Spence will return for his second year as the Pirates' primary baseball play-by-play announcer, according to Charles' announcement, which noted that Spence will be joined in the booth by East Carolina's all-time winningest baseball coach, Gary Overton, who will provide color analysis on most broadcasts.

Charles indicated that discussions are underway with other stations to provide ancillary coverage of ECU baseball games.

The 2005 broadcast schedule will begin Friday, February 11, when the Pirates open their season at The College of Charleston. Air-time is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. for the 5:00 p.m. contest, which also will open a three-game weekend series.

ECU will debut the new Clark-LeClair Stadium, which is in the final stages of construction on the site of the former Harrington Field, when it faces Michigan on Mar. 4 at 11 a.m. in the opening game of the three-day Keith LeClair Invitational.

Compiled from a ECU Athletics report.

C-USA scoreboard, standings & schedule

STANDINGS (through Wednesday's games):

TEAM             CONF   PCT    ALL   PCT
Louisville        5 1  .833   17 3  .850
Charlotte         5 1  .833   14 3  .824
Cincinnati        4 1  .800   15 3  .833
DePaul            4 1  .800   12 4  .750
UAB               4 2  .667   14 5  .737
Memphis           3 2  .600   10 9  .526
Texas Christian   3 3  .500   13 7  .650
Houston           3 3  .500   12 8  .600
Saint Louis       3 3  .500   5 13  .278
Marquette         2 4  .333   14 5  .737
Tulane            2 5  .286   8 10  .444
South Florida     1 4  .200    8 8  .500
Southern Miss     1 5  .167   10 8  .556
East Carolina     1 6  .143   6 13  .316


Louisville 99, Marquette 52
East Carolina 60, Saint Louis 53
Tulane 63, Houston 61
Charlotte 94, Texas Christian 87


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.

USM announces lineup of football opponents

Road dates with a pair of BCS conference schools and a home game with perennial I-AA power McNeese State are included on Southern Mississippi's 2005 football schedule.

USM Director of Athletics Richard Giannini recently announced the Golden Eagels' non-conference schedule and identified the playing sites of seven Conference USA games.

Southern Miss will meet Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa for the last time of the current contract on Sept. 10, before coming home to face McNeese State on Sept. 17.

The Golden Eagles' game with the Crimson Tide will be the 41st meeting between the teams.

McNeese State's visit to the Rock will mark the second time the teams have encountered each other. USM won its only other meeting with the Cowvoys, 16-14, in the 1980 Independence Bowl in Shreveport, LA.

Southern Miss will face N.C. State for the ninth time when the Golden Eagles travel to Raleigh on Oct. 29. The first meeting between the schools took place in 1958 with Southern Miss winning, 26-14, while N.C. State won the last meeting in 1990 in the All American Bowl in Birmingham, AL, 31-27.

That postseason battle with the Wolfpack was the first game in the career of current Southern Miss Head Football Coach Jeff Bower.

N.C. State will travel to Hattiesburg on Sept. 23, 2006, for the final game in the two-game series.

The C-USA portion of the schedule is to be released at a later date. Memphis, Tulane, Central Florida and Tulsa will visit USM in 2005, and the Golden Eagles will travel to East Carolina, Houston, UAB and Marshall.

Compiled from a Southern Miss Athletics report.

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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