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News Nuggets, 05.02.05
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Compiled from staff reports and electronic dispatches

C-USA baseball standings, scores & schedule


05.01.05: Burke switch from ECU helps Crean seal Top 10 class ... 22-inning marathon sets new NAIA mark ... More...
04.30.05: Wolfpack assistant named head coach of Catamounts ... Former MLB star Gwynn sanctioned by Mountain West ... More...
04.29.05: Wainwright promises strict regimen for Blue Demons ... Miami pitcher closes in on 2nd perfect season ... More...
04.28.05: Former UNCW coach to guide DePaul into Big East ... Shriners move East-West game to Texas ... More...
04.27.05: Green Wave triumvirate teams up for no-hitter ... Marquette hoops squad heading for Alaska ... More...
04.26.05: Brooks rakes in accolades after mound masterpiece ... Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball Polls ... Duke's Williams chooses degree over NBA ... More...
04.25.05: C-USA baseball standings, scores & schedule ... Half-dozen Cardinals scooped up in NFL draft ... More...
04.24.05: Six C-USA, Carolinas players taken on draft's first day ... Houston inks Penders to new long-term pact ... More...
04.23.05: Spring banquet coming up for Triangle Pirates ... NBA siren call breaks up Tar Heels juggernaut ... More...
04.22.05: Midshipmen get personal salute from President Bush ... NCAA refuses to recertify Silicon Valley Bowl ... Heels' near-term hoops future to be revealed ... More...
04.21.05: Stokes adds pedigreed staffer to cap off regime ... BCS honchos once again wrestle title formula ... More...
04.20.05: Once-fallen Marcus Vick back on the rise ... Coaching legend "Big House" Gaines passes ... More...

(Through games of May 1)

                  CONF       ALL
                 ------    ------
TEAM              W   L     W   L
Tulane           16   5    38   8
Texas Christian  15   6    31  14
Southern Miss    13   8    31  13
UAB              12   9    28  16
South Florida    11   9    26  23
East Carolina    11  10    26  17
Louisville       10  10    23  18
Houston          10  10    19  24
Charlotte         8  13    25  19
Cincinnati        7  13    19  22
Saint Louis       7  14    11  31
Memphis           4  17    10  33


   Charlotte 9, UAB 7
   East Carolina 13, Cincinnati 7
   Texas Christian 7, Houston 2
   Tulane 8, South Florida 7

   Tulane 5, South Florida 3
   Saint Louis 3, Memphis 2
   Saint Louis 7, Memphis 3
   Texas Christian 9, Houston 6
   Southern Miss 6, Louisville 3
   Southern Miss 4, Louisville 3
   Cincinnati 3, East Carolina 2 (10)
   UAB 7, Charlotte 2

   UAB 5, Charlotte 2
   East Carolina 8, Cincinnati 4
   Louisville 6, Southern Miss 5
   Houston 6, Texas Christian 1
   Saint Louis 11, Memphis 0
   South Florida 8, Tulane 4


   Kent State at Cincinnati
   La.-Monroe vs. Southern Miss (Jackson, MS)
   New Orleans vs. Tulane (Metairie, LA)
   Texas Southern at Houston
   Texas-Arlington at Texas Christian

   UAB at Alabama
   East Carolina at UNC-Wilmington
   SE Louisiana vs.Southern Miss (Jackson, MS)
   Southern Illinois vs. Saint Louis (Sauget, IL)

   UAB at Southern Miss
   East Carolina at South Florida
   Louisville at UNC-Charlotte
   Memphis at Tulane
   Saint Louis at Houston
   Texas Christian at Cincinnati

   UAB at Southern Miss
   East Carolina at South Florida
   Louisville at UNC-Charlotte
   Memphis at Tulane
   Saint Louis at Houston
   Texas Christian at Cincinnati

   UAB at Southern Miss
   East Carolina at South Florida
   Louisville at UNC-Charlotte
   Memphis at Tulane
   Saint Louis at Houston
   Texas Christian at Cincinnati

Compiled from staff, Conference USA and other reports.

12 C-USA, Carolinas players make Howser list

A pair of Tulane standouts heads a contingent of four Conference USA players named to the 64-man watch list for the 2005 Xanthus-Dick Howser Trophy. One player from future C-USA member Rice and seven players from Carolinas schools also made the list.

Green Wave utility men Brian Bogusevic and Micah Owings are joined by Texas Christian pitcher Lance Broadway and Southern Miss catcher Brad Willcutt in receiving consideration for the award, given annually to the nation’s top collegiate baseball player.

The Howser Trophy is given in memory of the former Florida State shortstop and major league player and manager who died of brain cancer in 1987. Criteria for consideration for the award include performance on the field, leadership, moral character and courage, traits in keeping with those associated by many with Dick Howser's life.

The membership of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) will choose the recipient of the Howser Trophy based on three rounds of voting. The 2005 winner will be announced at the College World Series in Omaha on Friday, June 17 at 9:30 a.m. CDT.

Conference USA and Carolinas players on the 64-man watch list for the 2005 Xanthus-Dick Howser Trophy:

DH/ATH Brian Bogusevic, Tulane
SP Lance Broadway, Texas Christian
2B Chris Campbell, College Of Charleston
OF Daniel Carte, Winthrop
DH/ATH Mike Costanzo, Coastal Carolina
DH/ATH Kris Harvey, Clemson
3B Jay Heafner, Davidson
SP Andrew Miller, North Carolina
DH/ATH Micah Owings, Tulane
1B Steve Pearce, South Carolina
DH/ATH Joe Savery, Rice*
C Brad Willcutt, Southern Miss

*Note: Rice will join C-USA next year.

Racial slur leads to resignation of OU coach

NORMAN, OK — Longtime Oklahoma baseball coach Larry Cochell resigned Sunday, five days after using a racial slur during off-camera interviews with ESPN.

Cochell submitted a letter of resignation to school president David Boren, who had met hours earlier with athletic director Joe Castiglione and members of the university's black community.

``A good and caring man has made a terrible mistake for which he must assume responsibility,'' Boren said in a statement.

ESPN said Friday that Cochell, who is white, used a slur after praising a freshman outfielder, who is black, during two pre-broadcast interviews Tuesday.

Cochell, who was 511-336-1 in 14 seasons at Oklahoma and led the Sooners to the College World Series title in 1994, apologized Friday and in his resignation letter.

``As I have said in a public statement, I deeply regret that I carelessly used language that is clearly contrary to the basic values of our university,'' Cochell said in the letter released by the school. ``Those words also created an impression contrary to my own personal values and my respect for all people. ... I do not want to be the cause of any person having a mistaken impression about our university.''

Two ESPN commentators preparing for the Sooners' game against Wichita State on Tuesday held separate off-camera interviews with the coach in which he made similar remarks, but weren't aware of that until discussing it a few days later, ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said.

ESPN then reported the story Friday.

``We recognize that stories of this nature could have significant repercussions and we took great pains to bring the appropriate sensitivity and balance to our reporting,'' Krulewitz said Sunday.

Assistant coach Sunny Golloway was named interim coach.

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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