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News Nuggets, 05.28.05
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Compiled from staff reports and electronic dispatches


05.27.05: Herrion lands head job in familiar territory ... Football coaches relent on disclosing final ballot ... C-USA Tournament brackets, scores & schedule ... More...
05.26.05: C-USA Tournament brackets, scores & schedule ... 'Cock-n-Fire' guru wows 'em in Gamecock Land ... More...
05.25.05: ECU lands 6 on Wave-flavored all-league team ... A&M dumps baseball coach after 800-plus wins ... More...
05.24.05: Report: New Hampshire job offered to Herrion ... Historic Reynolds Coliseum damaged by fire ... Baseball America & Collegiate Baseball Polls ... More...
05.23.05: Former Cougar stars in 'Longest Yard' remake ... Final C-USA standings, scoreboard & brackets ... More...
05.22.05: Final C-USA standings, scoreboard & brackets ... Instant replay with a twist put forth by C-USA ... More...
05.21.05: TCU turns to Carolinas-bred leader as new AD ... 12th game reawakens Tulane-LSU series ... More...
05.20.05: Raft of decisions issued from C-USA meetings ... Clemson halts Hurricane hurler's streak at 24 ... More...
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 UC's bluff on shortened contract ... Temple football program moving to MAC ... Baseball America & Collegiate Baseball Polls ... More...

Calipari spurns approach by Cleveland Cavaliers

John Calipari
rejects overture
to return to NBA.
(Photo: Memphis

MEMPHIS — John Calipari talked with the Cleveland Cavaliers about their vacant head coaching job, but the Memphis coach told the NBA team he wasn't interested, a school spokeswoman said Friday.

The Cavaliers contacted Calipari directly and did not seek permission from Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson.

School spokeswoman Jennifer Rodrigues said Calipari ``told them no,'' when the Cavaliers asked about his interest in the coaching position.

Calipari informed Johnson that he had been contacted by Cleveland and said the Cavaliers requested the meeting and that they talked, but did not discuss specifics.

``I'm not a candidate,'' Calipari told The Commercial Appeal. ``We've got a good thing going and I'm not looking to do anything (else). I'm not going to be there. That's not happening.''

The Cavaliers have not commented on any candidates for their openings at coach, general manger or president.

Calipari completed his fifth season in Memphis since being fired by the New Jersey Nets, leading the Tigers to a 22-16 record and the semifinals of the NIT.

'Voice' rallying cycles to support School for Deaf

For the second year in a row, East Carolina Director of Electronic Media Jeff Charles will leverage his penchant for motorcycles into helping a good cause.

The second annual “Ride With The Voice,” benefiting the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, will be staged Saturday, Aug. 20. Registration for the event will begin at 8 a.m. that day at J&E Harley Davidson in Winterville.

Charles is the longtime play-by-play voice for ECU football and basketball broadcasts.

Funds raised from the ride will be used to benefit the athletic teams at the historic Wilson school, which serves 53 counties. Riders collected over $3,000 in donations for the school last year.

The convoy of motorcycle riders will be led by Charles over a route that ultimately will conclude at Ron Ayers Motorsports in Greenville.

An ECU news releasing announcing the event noted that donations may be sent to Dave Richmond, Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, P.O. Drawer 2768, Wilson, NC 27894..

C-USA Tournament brackets, scores & schedule

Results through 05.27.05.

2005 C-USA Baseball Tournament
Presented by POWERade
Pete Taylor Park, Hattiesburg


(Seeds in parentheses; All times Eastern Time)


   1. (4) East Carolina 6, (5) Houston 5
   2. (1) Tulane 8, (8) UAB 6
   3. (2) Texas Christian 4, (7) Louisville 2
   4. (3) Southern Miss  5, (6) South Florida 3


   5. Houston 7, UAB# 5
   6. South Florida 11, Louisville# 1 [7 innings*]
   7. Tulane 16, East Carolina 3 [7 innings*)
   8. Texas Christian 8, Southern Miss 0

   #Note: UAB, Louisville eliminated.
   *Note: Ended because of 10-run "mercy rule."


   9. Houston 6, East Carolina# 4
  10. Southern Miss 9, South Florida# 3

   #Note: East Carolina, South Florida eliminated.


  11. Tulane vs. Houston 10:00 am
  12. Texas Christian vs. Southern Miss 1:30 pm
  13. Game 11 teams play again, if necessary 5:00 pm
  14. Game 12 teams play again, if necessary 8:30 pm


  Championship 2:00 pm (CSTV & C-USA TV Network)


Friday-Sunday, June 3-5
  NCAA Regionals (Sites TBD)

Friday-Sunday, June 10-12
  NCAA Super Regionals (Sites TBD)

Friday, June 17-Monday, June 27
  College World Series (Omaha)

Compiled from staff, Conference USA and other reports.

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