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News Nuggets, 05.20.05
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05.19.05: Dye, Nehlen anointed to College Football Hall ... South Carolina QB denied sixth year of eligibility ... More...
05.18.05: League releases beefed up national TV lineup ... Memphis joins loaded field for preseason NIT ... Frosh guard bolting Louisville for Washington ... More...
05.17.05: New ECU strength boss reconnects with Holtz ... Huggins calls UCs bluff on shortened contract ... Temple football program moving to MAC ... More...
05.16.05: C-USA baseball standings, scores & schedule ... Tulane locks up piece of league baseball title ... More...
05.15.05: Conference USA weekend baseball scoreboard ... Spider assistants follow Wainwright to DePaul ... More...
05.14.05: Huggins' era about to come to an end at Cincinnati? ... Blue Devils' Randolph to test NBA waters ... More...
05.13.05: UVa hoops co-captain booked on weapons counts ... Tribute set for former Cincy baseball coach ... More...
05.12.05: Bearcats land Kentucky's 'Mr. Basketball' ... Heart problem caused players sudden death ... More...
05.11.05: Pair with N.C. ties no longer on Bearcats hoops team ... Clarke leaving Billikens basketball program ... Tulane gears up to host post-season baseball ... More...
05.10.05: Basketball player dies in hometown pickup game ... 5 UConn football players charged in shooting ... Baseball America and Collegiate Polls ... More...
05.09.05: C-USA baseball standings, scores & schedule ... Delaware strength coach moving to Tulane ... More...
05.08.05: C-USA Baseball Tournament approaches sellout ... Valpo player emerges from month-long coma ... More...
05.07.05: Dissenters simmer over Marquette name change ... Sugar Bowl serves as Sugar Daddy for Big Easy ... More...
05.06.05: Air Force coach succeeds Wainwright at Richmond ... Marquette dodges Warriors in changing name ... More...
05.05.05: CAA raids A-10 to launch 12-team football league ... Black Bears football program to join Colonial ... More...
05.04.05: Charlotte center Iti bolting after sophomore season ... New bowl has sponsor, draws C-USA support ... Report: ACC strikes silent deal to settle case ... More...
05.03.05: Raleigh sports talk station adds Durham signal ... Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball Polls ... More...
05.02.05: C-USA baseball standings, scores & schedule ... 12 C-USA, Carolina players make Howser list ... More...
05.01.05: Burke switch from ECU helps Crean seal Top 10 class ... 22-inning marathon sets new NAIA mark ... More...

Raft of decisions issued from C-USA meetings

Conference USA's spring meetings ended with a flourish Thursday as the league released a laundry list of pronouncements on everything from policy matters to championship venues.

A pair of the decisions adopted at the deliberations in Destin, FL, have particular relevance for East Carolina.

ECU athletic director Terry Holland was appointed chairman of a newly established task force that will focus on the league's men's and women's basketball programs and be charged with exploring ways to enhance the sport within the conference and on the national level.

The league also announced that its 2008 baseball tournament will be held at East Carolina's Clark-LeClair Stadium. It will mark the second time the Pirates have hosted the event, but the first opportunity for ECU to stage the the tournament on its campus.

Clark-LeClair Stadium, a lavish new facility constructed during the off-season on the site of the school's old Harrington Field, opened on March 4. ECU hosted the 2002 C-USA Tourney in Kinston at Grainger Stadium, the home of that city's Class A Kinston Indians minor league team.

The meetings included AD's, senior women's administrators, faculty representatives and head coaches from football and men’s and women’s basketball programs.

Conference television partners, bowl representatives and other guests not identified by the league in its news release also participated in the event.

Additional actions taken at the meetings, some of which were announced earlier this week:

 — A recommendation to implement an experimental instant replay rule for football that would be based an ”NFL Model” which allows for instant replay reviews in the final two minutes of play for each half.

The replay procedures would be similar in one way to those adopted by other conference in that a technical adviser in the press box would decide on a review, but the league noted that its proposed policy would still delegate authority for making the final call to the referee on the field.

C-USA's Board of Directors will consider the instant replay recommendation at its June 6-7 meeting in Dallas.

 — A decision to return to the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. for the 2006 men’s basketball tournament.

 — A decision to hold the 2006 women’s basketball tournament in Dallas at Southern Methodist's Moody Coliseum.

 — Approved a tie-breaking formula to determine the host of the football championship game in the event that tied teams do not play each other. This will be the first season that the reconfigured 12-team, two-division league will stage a football championship game.

 — Approved conference championship dates and sites for all sports for the 2005-06 season and awarded host sites for the league's baseball tournament through 2008.


Sport Dates Site Host

• Cross Country, Oct. 29, Hattiesburg, Southern Miss
• Women’s Soccer, Nov. 2-6, Houston, Rice
• Men’s Soccer, Nov. 9-13, highest seed among semifinalists
• Volleyball, Nov. 17-20, Houston, Rice
• Women's Swimming and Diving Feb. 22-25 Houston, Houston
• Indoor Track & Field Feb. 24-25, Houston, Houston
• Women’s Basketball, Mar. 2-5 Dallas, Southern Methodist
• Men’s Basketball, Mar. 8-11 Memphis, Memphis, FedExForum
• Women’s Tennis, Apr. 20-23, Dallas, Southern Methodist
• Men’s Tennis, Apr. 20-23, Tulsa, Tulsa
• Women’s Golf, Apr. 22-24, New Orleans, Tulane
• Men’s Golf, Apr. 29-May 1, Gulfport, Southern Miss
• Softball, May 11-13, Tulsa, Tulsa
• Outdoor Track & Field, May 11-13 or 12-14 Orlando, UCF
• Baseball, May 24-28, Houston, Rice


• 2007 Turchin Stadium, New Orleans, Tulane
• 2008 Clark-LeClair Stadium, Greenville, East Carolina

Clemson halts Hurricane hurler's streak at 24

Miami right-hander Cesar Carrillo's 24-game winning streak was snapped Thursday night in the Hurricanes' 15-5 loss to at Clemson, ending his bid for the NCAA Division I record for consecutive victories.

Carrillo's streak was tied for the fourth-longest in Division I history, falling two shy of the mark shared by Brigham Young's Scott Nielsen and Wake Forest's Kyle Sleeth.

The junior, who allowed 11 runs — five earned — in the fourth inning, lost for the first time in his college career. It was also Miami's first loss in Carrillo's 35 career appearances.

``I came out trying to throw strikes,'' Carrillo said. ``Everything seemed to be going their way. Baseball is a crazy sport.''

The Hurricanes (38-13-1, 19-8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) allowed 10 hits and made three errors in the 11-run inning.

Kris Harvey, the son of former major league closer Bryan Harvey, hit his 19th home run to open the scoring for Clemson (35-19, 19-9).

Carrillo, who allowed only a pair of singles through the first three innings, was knocked out of the game with two outs in the fourth.

Stephen Faris (6-3) got the win for Clemson, allowing eight hits and one earned run in seven innings.

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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