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09.12.05: College football headliners: stars & storylines ... Conference USA Scoreboard and Schedule
09.11.05: SMU springs milestone upset of No. 22 TCU ... Scoreboard: C-USA teams & ECU opponents
09.10.05: Green Beret parachutist hurt in pre-game jump ... NCAA rebuffs appeal on Tulsa player's eligibility
09.09.05: Tulane-MSU game shifted out of harm's way ...
Ex-Marshall coach latest to pull out of BCS poll
09.08.05: CSTV, DISH satellite service finally strike deal
09.07.05: Pirates capture two of league's three awards ... Tulane teams to carry on at five host schools ... Two players jailed on murder charges
09.06.05: Conference USA Schedule and Scoreboard ... N.C. Central wins thriller in Aggie-Eagle Classic
09.05.05: College football headliners: stars & storylines ... Scoreboard: C-USA teams & ECU opponents
09.04.05: Dave Odom brings back lessons from Kuwait ... Scoreboard: C-USA teams & ECU opponents
09.03.05: ECU's "Total Access" expected to launch today ... Uprooted Green Wave to "carry the torch" ... Storm-trapped sister of UCF player found safe ... Sun Belt evacuates New Orleans headquarters
09.02.05: Green Wave football team in limbo about future ... Southern Miss sets up ad hoc camp in Memphis ... Thursday night's college football scoreboard
09.01.05: Pirate QB's second shoulder surgery a success ... East Carolina fans on the verge of Total Access
08.31.05: Katrina blows Tulane-USM game into November ... Frosh guards round out ECU hoops roster
08.30.05: Pirates set for reunions with Deacons, Seahawks
08.29.05: New home offers lavish new perks for Louisville
08.28.05: Wooden pulls out of Wooden Award ceremony
08.27.05: NCAA issues 'heads up' on new spearing rule ... Huggins ouster speeds up Cincy AD's departure
08.26.05: ECU's Moore sole Carolinas player on Butkus list ... New BCS voters panel already in for shakeup
08.25.05: Mayo's destination has well-worn path to ECU ... NCAA adds extra year to Gamecocks' probation

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Auburn player learns family escaped Katrina

AUBURN, AL — An Auburn football player who spent days believing his two younger brothers were killed in Hurricane Katrina and not knowing his father's whereabouts has discovered that all three are alive and staying in Houston.

Alonzo Horton, a New Orleans native, said he learned Sunday night that his family members were alive after calling a cousin to tell them of the boys' deaths.

``He said, 'Man, that didn't happen because your daddy's right here with me. I was like, 'What?''' Horton said Monday.

``I heard their voice and the phone died out, so I knew that they were OK.''

Horton said another cousin had told him 6-year-old Delorean and Jerry, who just turned 8, died after taking refuge in the Abramson High School gymnasium in New Orleans. Horton had said Saturday that his father remained unaccounted for.

He said that was the only confirmation he had received of their deaths. Horton's mother and other family members are staying in Atlanta.

His reaction to the good news?

``Just a sigh of relief,'' he said. ``I can't really explain how I felt when I heard that. I just can't wait to see them. I can't wait to talk to them again.

``I still kept hope in the back of my mind,'' Horton said. ``I prayed every night that they were all right.''

Horton said he didn't know whether the youngsters ever took shelter in the gym.

``I don't know and I don't really care about it, as long as they're OK,'' he said.

Conference USA Standings and Schedule

(Standings through games of Sept. 10, 2005)


TEAM               C-USA  ALL
East Carolina       0-0   1-0
Marshall            0-0   1-1
UAB                 0-0   1-1
Southern Miss       0-0   0-1
Central Florida     0-0   0-1
Memphis             0-0   0-1


TEAM               C-USA  ALL
Texas-El Paso       0-0   1-0
Houston             0-0   1-1
Southern Methodist  0-0   1-1
Tulane              0-0   0-0
Rice                0-0   0-1
Tulsa               0-0   0-2


Friday, Sept. 16:

   Houston at Texas-El Paso 8:00 PM

Saturday, Sept. 17:

   Southern Methodist at Texas A&M 12:30 PM
   McNeese State at Southern Miss 6:00 PM
   East Carolina at Wake Forest 6:30 PM
   Central Florida at South Florida 7:00 PM
   Tulsa at North Texas 7:00 PM
   Jacksonville State at UAB 7:00 PM
   Rice at Texas 7:00 PM
   Mississippi State vs. Tulane (Shreveport, LA) 8:00 PM
   Chattanooga at Memphis 8:00 PM


   Kansas State 21, Marshall 19
   (18) Oklahoma 31, Tulsa 15
   Houston 31, Sam Houston State 10
   Alabama 30, Southern Mississippi 21
   UAB 27, Troy 7
   Southern Methodist 21, (22) Texas Christian 10
   UCLA 63, Rice 21
   Virginia Tech 45, Duke 0
   Nebraska 31, Wake Forest 3
   West Virginia 35, Wofford 7

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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