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News Nuggets, 02.28.05
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Compiled from staff reports and electronic dispatches

Mother nature stops baseball Pirates' weekend roll


02.27.05: Merritt makes splash at C-USA Indoor meet ... C-USA roundup: 49ers, Cards on collision course ... C-USA basketball standings, scores, schedule & TV ... More...
02.26.05: Hapless Campbell searching for end to futility ... Suspended players off Tar Heel football team ... C-USA basketball standings, scores, schedule & TV ... More...
02.25.05: WVU, new league foes spice up ECU football slate ... High-flying Charlotte ready for Southern Miss ... Marquette gets sour taste of life without Diener ... Conference USA standings, scores, schedule & TV ... More...
02.24.05: C-USA roundup: Charlotte gains share of first place ... Tough 'break' in practice ends Diener's season ... Conference USA standings, scores, schedule & TV ... More...
02.23.05: No. 21 Charlotte hosts Memphis in pivotal league matchup ... Diener, DePaul prevail over South Florida ... Conference USA standings, scores, schedule & TV ... More...
02.22.05: State turns defense over to former Syracuse assistant ... Mountain West adopts instant replay for 2005 ... Louisville, Charlotte advance in AP hoops poll ... More...
02.21.05: Fourth-and-10 for legislator's anti-BCS bill ... C- USA basketball standings, scores, schedule & TV ... More...
02.20.05: C-USA roundup: Ailing Bearcats fight off UAB ... C-USA basketball standings, scores, schedule & TV ... More...
02.19.05: South Carolina fined by SEC for fans rushing court ... Shocker boosts Hokies hoops to new pinnacle ... C-USA basketball standings, scores, schedule & TV ... More...
02.18.05: Cards escape Milwaukee with win after Marquette collapse ... Former juco coach charged with conning Louisville ... C-USA basketball standings, scores, schedule & TV ... More...

Threatening weather postponed East Carolina's scheduled baseball game with The Citadel on Sunday in Charleston, SC.

The game was to have been the finale in the three-day Homewood Suites Shootout. A game slated earlier in the day between N.C. State and West Virginia was also axed.

A make up game for Pirates' game with the Bulldogs will be announced at a later date, according to an ECU announcement.

East Carolina won easily on each of the first two days of the event, mauling the Mountaineers 13-2 on Friday and pounding the 'Pack 13-1 on Saturday.

The Pirates, 5-3 on the season, return home this weekend to inaugurate their new baseball fortress, Clark-LeClair Stadium, by hosting the three-day Keith LeClair Classic. First pitch in the new park is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday morning when ECU faces Michigan.

The Pirates are paired against Arizona State on Saturday (5 p.m.) and will close the LeClair Classis with a game against Georgia on Sunday (4 p.m.).

College baseball coach wins 1,400th game

MIDLAND, TX — Texas Tech coach Larry Hays became the fifth NCAA Division I baseball coach to win 1,400 games as the Red Raiders beat Lamar 5-3 on Saturday night.

Hays is now the NCAA's fourth winningest active head coach and the fifth winningest all-time with a career mark of 1,400-753-3.

The four other coaches to reach the 1,400 mark are Texas' Augie Garrido, Gene Stephenson at Wichita State, former Texas coach Cliff Gustafson and Chuck Hartman at Virginia Tech.

Hays came to Texas Tech in 1987 after spending 16 successful seasons at nearby Lubbock Christian University, where he led the Chaps to an NAIA national championship in 1983.

At Texas Tech, the Dora, N.M., native has won four conference titles and led the Red Raiders to nine NCAA tournament appearances.

``Larry has proven that he is one of the best collegiate baseball coaches in the country, and we are proud and pleased that he is our coach at Texas Tech,'' Texas Tech athletics director Gerald Myers said.

Hays will be honored for the milestone when the Red Raiders play Texas-Arlington on Tuesday and again during the final Texas Tech basketball game of the regular season, against Oklahoma on March 5.

C-USA standings, scores, schedule & TV

STANDINGS (through Sunday):

TEAM               CONF   PCT     ALL   PCT
Louisville         12 2  .857    24 4  .857
Charlotte          12 2  .857    21 4  .840
Cincinnati         10 4  .714    22 6  .786
DePaul             10 4  .714    18 7  .720
Houston             9 5  .643   18 10  .643
Memphis             9 5  .643   16 12  .571
UAB                 8 6  .571    18 9  .667
Texas Christian     7 7  .500   17 11  .607
Marquette           6 8  .429    18 9  .667
South Florida      4 10  .286   11 14  .440
Saint Louis        4 10  .286    7 20  .259
East Carolina      4 11  .267    9 18  .333
Tulane             3 11  .214    9 16  .360
Southern Miss      1 14  .067   10 17  .370


DePaul 53, Saint Louis 49
Cincinnati 89, Texas Christian 74
Charlotte 81, Southern Miss 58
Houston 76, East Carolina 72
UAB 87, Tulane 58
Louisville 53 Memphis 44


Tulane at Cincinnati 8 PM
Houston at Marquette 8 PM
South Florida at Texas Christian 8:05 PM
Memphis at Saint Louis 8:10 PM
DePaul at UAB 8:30 PM


Charlotte at Louisville 7 PM (ESPN2)


Louisville at DePaul 12 PM (ESPN)
Saint Louis at Marquette 1 PM (ESPN+)
Cincinnati at Memphis 4 PM (ESPN)
Texas Christian at Southern Miss 5 PM
Charlotte at South Florida 7 PM
UAB at Houston 8 PM
East Carolina at Tulane 8 PM

Compiled from Conference USA and wire reports.

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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