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Katrina blows Tulane-USM game into November

IRVING, TX — The Tulane-Southern Mississippi game that was supposed to be played Sunday in Hattiesburg, MS, has been moved to the Saturday after Thanksgiving because of the problems caused by Hurricane Katrina.

``We have been in contact with the administrators for both universities and we all agree that the focus of our attention should be on the continued safety of the student-athletes, coaches and the lives of those affected by this storm,'' Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky said Tuesday. ``Playing a football game is not our highest priority at this time.''

Tulane and Southern Miss, both of which are members of C-USA, were scheduled to end their seasons Nov. 19. Now, their opener will become their finale on Nov. 26.

ESPN2, which was to carry Sunday's game, told the conference it will still try honoring those plans.

Tulane's football and women's soccer teams fled New Orleans on Sunday, making a 9 1/2 -hour bus ride to Jackson, MS. They've been practicing at Jackson State University, although the storm cut power to the campus Monday afternoon after battering Louisiana and heading east.

Frosh guards round out ECU basketball roster

A pair of freshmen walk-ons with impressive offensive resumes have joined the East Carolina basketball team, first-year head coach Ricky Stokes announced Tuesday.

The addition of the newcomers, Nick Mattone and Jeff Robinson, increases the Pirates' pool of talent to 17 players, completing the team's 2005-06 roster.

Mattone, a 6-4 guard from Forestdale, MA, averaged 17.5 points per game at IMG Academy in Tampa a year ago. Prior to spending last year at the Florida prep school, he attended St. Andrews High School in Barrington, R., where he led the team to a conference championship as junior and averaged 15 ppg as a senior.

Robinson, a 6-3 guard from Lisle, IL, averaged 21.2 ppg and was named second-team all-state by the Chicago Sun Times. As a senior, he led his team to 25-7 overall record and a sectional championship.

From an ECU Athletics report.

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