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News Nuggets, 06.03.05
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Compiled from staff reports and electronic dispatches


06.02.05: New Orleans Regional lands TV package ... Indoor practice palace going up at Louisville ... Young FIU program hit with probation ... More...
06.01.05: Mom's illness prompts UTEP star to leave school ... Green Wave reigns supreme over both polls ... More...
05.31.05: Regional tickets up for grabs today in Tempe ... Tulane top dog in postseason pecking order ... More...
05.30.05: Regional host picks should boost Pirates' hopes ... Washed-out title game produces co- champions ... Conference USA Baseball Tournament Wrap-Up ... More...
05.29.05: Grambling loses control over its famous 'G' logo ... MWC sanctions Lubick over scheduling remarks ... C-USA Tournament brackets, scores & schedule ... More...
05.28.05: Calipari spurns approach by Cleveland Cavaliers ... 'Voice' rallying cycles to support School for Deaf ... C-USA Tournament brackets, scores & schedule ... More...
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...

ECU nemeses on first-team All-America squad

A pair of mound aces from Conference USA schools and a star slugger from Coastal Carolina, each of whom got in his licks against East Carolina this season, have landed first-team spots on the the Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-American baseball team.

Texas Christian right-hander Lance Broadway, Tulane southpaw Brian Bogusevic and Chanticleers first-baseman Mike Costanzo were selected to the elite squad announced Thursday by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

The Green Wave's Micah Owings, a threat from both the mound and the plate, was named to the second team as a utility player, while Southern Mississippi's hard-hitting catcher, Brad Willcutt, made the third team.

The first team is headlined by Collegiate Baseball’s Newspaper's National Player of The Year, Florida State outfielder Shane Robinson. In addition to recording a 40-game hitting streak and posting a .439 batting average, he was the first player in Seminoles history to collect 100 hits and steal 40 bases in the same season.

The 17-man first team, chosen by the staff of Collegiate Baseball Newspaper based on performances up to the regional playoffs:

Pos     Player           School
RHP     Lance Broadway   Texas Christian
RHP     Luke Hochevar    Tennessee
RHP     Dallas Buck      Oregon State
LHP     Brian Bogusevic  Tulane
RHP     Ian Kennedy      Southern California
RHP     Mike Pelfrey     Wichita State
Relief  Neil Jamison     Long Beach State
C       Jeff Clement     Southern California
1B      Matt LaPorta     Florida
2B      Corey Wimberley  Alcorn State
3B      Alex Gordon      Nebraska
SS      Tyler Greene     Georgia Tech
OF      Shane Robinson   Florida State
OF      Trevor Crowe     Arizona
OF      Brian Pettway    Mississippi
DH      Chris Carlson    New Mexico
UT      Mike Costanzo    Coastal Carolina

Compiled from a Collegiate Baseball Newspaper news release.

Tulane baseball stadium set for major facelift

Tulane's national powerhouse baseball program will soon enjoy some fancy enhancements to its digs. The school has decided to renovate and upgrade Turchin Stadium, Tulane athletic director Rick Dickson announced Thursday.

The facility has been the home of the Green Wave since 1991.

Plans call for nearly all of the seating areas to be new and for the addition of private suites, a covered club seating area and a new press box. Updated netting and sound systems and new concession stands and restrooms will also be a part of the project.

Construction will begin when the 2005 season concludes and is scheduled for completion in February 2006.

Turchin Stadium is currently being used by Tulane as the host site of the NCAA New Orleans Regional. The team finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in both the Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper polls and has been designated the top national seed in the NCAA Division I championship playoffs.

When the job is complete, the seats in the current grandstand will have been replaced and additional chairback seating areas will be in place down the left and right field lines.

The renovations and additions will boost the stadium's capacity to 4,200 and will provide for adding 600 more seats on the right field side.

A facade will surround the entire seating area extending down the lines, giving the outside of the facility a new look.

The entranceway to Turchin Stadium will also be remodeled to include an open plaza and a Memorial Walkway comprised of inscribed bricks which will be available for purchase by supporters of the program.

Funds for the new stadium are being raised through the Perpetual Wave Campaign, Tulane Athletics' five-year plan to provide a long-term financial base for Green Wave athletics.

Compiled from a Tulane Athletics report.

USM fans to get Internet TV of regional opener

Southern Mississippi baseball fans can log on to the Internet Friday afternoon to watch the Golden Eagles' game with Oklahoma live, the school reported on its athletics Web site.

Game time for the contest, which will be the opener of the NCAA Oxford (MS) Regional, is 3 p.m. Central Time.

The Webcast, provided by regional host Ole Miss, was approved as a free service to Southern Miss fans, said the report, which included instructions for accessing the game from a special Ole Miss Web site.

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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