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09.14.05: Dye headlines ECU's Hall of Fame Class of 2005 ... Ophelia shutters ECU; dormitories remain open
09.13.05: Conference USA Standings and Schedule ... Auburn player learns family escaped Katrina
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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ECU football ticket sales picking up momentum

With East Carolina fans' anticipation for the Wake Forest game building after the Pirates' opening game win over Duke, the ECU Ticket Office is seeing a pick up in activity in regards to tickets for the Wake game and mini-season ticket plans.

According to Scott Wetherbee, ECU's Assistant Athletics Director for Ticket Operations, Pirate fans have bought up more than 2,800 of the 3,000 tickets allotted by Wake Forest to East Carolina. While encouraging, that leaves almost 200 tickets that need to find an eager ECU fan.

Tickets can be bought through the Wake Forest ticket office, but ECU officials hope fans adopt the sentiment that nothing speaks louder than selling out the traveling team’s allotment. That means Pirate fans still have a little work to do before Saturday.

The mini-season tickets campaign launched a few weeks ago is also gaining some steam. The ECU Ticket Office reported that it has sold about 50 of the mini plans, with 46 of those being sold since Friday.

Continued brisk orders of mini plan and individual game tickets combined with good showings against Wake and West Virginia — the Pirates' Sept. 17 opponent — could mean a capacity crowd on Oct. 1 when Southern Miss rolls into town to open the Conference USA season. staff report by Ron Cherubini

Tulane teams on a mission to make impression

Tulane's students, faculty and staff may be displaced in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, but the university's top boss doesn't intend for them or the institution they represent to be forgotten.

Charged by Tulane president Dr. Scott Cowen to “carry the torch, be the face and represent the name” of the school for the upcoming sports seasons, Green Wave athletic teams across all sports will wear a commemorative patch illustrating the mandate from Cowen throughout the 2005-06 academic year.

The Green Wave football team will be the first to wear the patch when it takes on Mississippi State this weekend in a game moved from the Louisiana Superdome to a neutral site.

“This logo embodies our current focus,” said Rick Dickson, Tulane Athletic Director. “We said from the beginning that traditional scorecards are out the window as far as Tulane Athletics is concerned this year. This is our goal, to get back in the game, to persevere and to accomplish this mission of representing our university and our community.”

The Green Wave hosts hosts the Bulldogs at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, LA. Tickets for the game, which will be aired by College Sports Television and the i Network (formerly PAX TV) are on sale through Ticketmaster outlets in Louisiana and Mississippi, at and by calling 800-488-5252.

The Green Wave volleyball team will be in action this weekend for the first time since August 26 at its temporary home in College Station, TX, when it plays host to the NOKIA Sugar Bowl Classic on Friday and Sunday, featuring teams from Notre Dame, LSU and Arizona State.

The new logo and patch (pictured near the top of this article), designed by Judy Henry of jmac design in Tulsa, OK, is in the shape of Tulane University’s primary logo, the “Shield.” A thick green outline carries the words “The Torch, The Face, The Name” reminding fans and the national audience of Tulane athletics’ mission this year.

Inside the green outline is a torch above an image of the skyline of New Orleans, dominated by the Louisiana Superdome. The words “Tulane University, 2005” are featured prominently above that image.

From a Conference USA release

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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