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08.08.05: Charlotte, UNC- Wilmington selected to BCA field ... Former Pirates steer kids toward better FUTURE
08.07.05: Texas Tech's Knight getting real about tryouts ... Stokes' ties to Wake prodigies sway ECU recruit
08.06.05: Stokes' ties to Deacon prodigies sway recruit ... Holtz: ECU must make up ground before opener
08.05.05: "Pirate Talk" gets more time, more stations ... Pirate Radio 1250 launching expanded lineup
08.04.05: College life still suits Heisman winner just fine
08.03.05: NIT battles NCAA in court instead of on court
08.02.05: C-USA to feel impact of imported WAC teams
08.01.05: Demand swamps supply of Gamecock tickets
07.31.05: After C-USA raid, restocked WAC plows ahead
07.30.05: BCS pushing for instant replay in all 28 bowls
07.29.05: Bower suspends two players, bids adieu to 4 more ... S.C. prep coaches blast Spurrier scholarship moves
07.28.05: Pirate Radio Network evolves to 27 stations ... Acquittal leads to reinstatement of UC assistant
07.27.05: At East Carolina, Saturday is all about the ladies ... ACC stockpiling future postseason destinations


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Radio/TV station rolling out preseason special

Fans wanting a glimpse into head coach Skip Holtz's first Media Day at East Carolina will get their chance on several occasions this week.

WNCT-AM Talk 1070 and Cable 7 Television will simulcast a preseason special on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. and Thursday at 8:00 p.m. The show debuted Monday night, but only on Cable 7.

The program is co-hosted by Patrick Johnson and Denny O'Brien, who also team up on the Talk 1070's Gameday Countdown that airs prior to the Pirate Sports Radio Network's play-by-play coverage of ECU's football games.

O'Brien is a regular columnist for

The hour-long show features extensive comments from Holtz and interviews with Pirate defensive coordinator Greg Hudson, receivers coach Donnie Kirkpatrick and running backs coach Junior Smith.

ECU quarterback James Pinkney, linebacker Richard Koonce, and freshman sensation Jerek Hewett are among the players who give their perspective on the upcoming season.

Alleged felons pin leniency promise on Spurrier

COLUMBIA — Two former South Carolina players who admitted taking electronics from Williams-Brice Stadium claim Coach Steve Spurrier told the team that no one would face criminal charges if the items were returned, according to court documents.

Brian Brownlee and Woodly Telfort were charged with felony grand larceny last January. Brownlee confessed to taking two laptop computers, each valued at $4,000, and two video projectors, worth about $1,675 and $850, according to an arrest warrant. Telfort admitted taking a $4,000 laptop from the stadium, according to an arrest warrant.

Spurrier issued a statement Monday night saying the university's attorney had asked him not to comment because of the pending criminal charges.

``When the time is appropriate, I'll answer any questions relative to this matter,'' Spurrier said.

The players' cases are scheduled to go to trial Aug. 29.

About $18,000 worth of video and computer equipment and framed photographs was taken from the stadium on Nov. 22 after former athletic director Mike McGee told players they had lost out on a bowl game as punishment for an on-field brawl with Clemson days earlier.

On Dec. 8, Spurrier held a team meeting where he told players that ``no criminal charges would be brought against any player involved if all the items removed from the USC Stadium were returned immediately,'' according to the documents.

Telfort said he returned the laptop computer because of Spurrier's assurance, according to documents. Brownlee claimed he returned the items he took before the team meeting.

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