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C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule
10.18.05: Pick artist Parker reinforces ECU's renaissance ... Conference USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
10.17.05: Conference USA Standings, Scores & Schedule ... College Football Headliners: Stars & Storylines
10.16.05: Conference USA Standings and Scoreboard
10.15.05: C-USA standings, scores & schedule
10.14.05: Va. Tech ponies up bonanza for Beamer, staff ... Lefty-inspired hoops tradition goes primetime ... C-USA standings, scores & schedule
10.13.05: Texas baseball stadium gets $13 million name ... Conference USA standings, scores & schedule
10.12.05: C-USA, Sun Belt bowl matchup moving to UL-L ... Feds: Wolfpack basketball player in USA illegally ... One- time Dye assistant calling it quits at Temple ... C-USA standings, scores & schedule
10.11.05: Mazey benched; Godwin to fill in as head coach ... Pinkney earns 3rd career player of week honor ... Conference USA standings, scores & schedule
10.10.05: College football headliners: stars & storylines ... Conference USA standings, scores & schedule
10.09.05: Scoreboard and updated C-USA standings
10.08.05: Conference USA schedule, standings & scores
10.07.05: Coley twins mean double trouble for USM foes ... Golden Eagles hoops squad loses leading scorer
10.06.05: Dye's ECU Hall of Fame homecoming tripped up by illness ... Utah coach sanctioned for slamming ACC referees
10.05.05: C-USA reshuffles games in wake of hurricanes ... Memphis player booted after Beale Street incident
10.04.05: Tip-Off Classic pits UAB against Massachusetts ... Conference USA standings, schedule & scores
10.03.05: College football headliners: stars & storylines ... Conference USA standings, schedule & scores
10.02.05: Scoreboard: C-USA teams & ECU opponents
10.01.05: BCS poll's shaky start signals same ol', same ol' ... Katrina-forced transfer cleared to play at Cincy

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Storm-weary Tulane blown off course again

When Tulane football lore is told by the Green Wave partisans of future generations, 2005 will surely be recalled as the "Year of the Hurricanes."

For the ninth time this season, a hurricane has disrupted Tulane's football schedule.

The Green Wave will play Central Florida at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando on Friday instead of Saturday to avoid Hurricane Wilma, which is expected to hit central Florida on Saturday.

``Unfortunately, we have a lot of experience in dealing with these situations,'' said athletic director Rick Dickson, who found places for Tulane's athletes at four other universities after Hurricane Katrina filled New Orleans with water in late August.

Tulane, which sent some of its athletes to Texas, had to change schedules and cancel games again when Hurricane Rita headed that way.

``We've learned to adjust to everything this year,'' Coach Chris Scelfo said. ``This is just another obstacle we have to overcome. We appreciate UCF giving us the opportunity to get in and get out safely.''

Nine of Tulane's 11 games have been rescheduled or changed because of hurricanes.

The Green Wave's season opener against Southern Mississippi, originally scheduled Sept. 4, is now Nov. 26 in Hattiesburg, MS.

After the university decided it couldn't hold fall classes but that teams should continue to compete, all six home games had to be moved.

Tulane has played ``home'' games in Shreveport (Sept. 17 vs. Mississippi State), Baton Rouge (Oct. 1 vs. Southeastern Louisiana), Lafayette (Oct. 8 vs. Houston) and Ruston (Oct. 14 vs. Texas-El Paso).

The Wave's next ``home'' game is Oct. 29 against Marshall at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL. The site for the final ``home'' game of the season — Nov. 19 vs. Tulsa — has yet to be determined.

Tulane's Sept. 24 game in Dallas against Southern Methodist was moved from 7 p.m. to 1 p.m. because of Hurricane Rita. Tulane football, volleyball and soccer players spent the night before that storm in locker rooms below Kyle Field.

Video company repents for N.C. State incident

RALEIGH — The company that produces images and content for the Jumbotron at North Carolina State home games has apologized to the university for an offensive image that appeared onscreen during last week's game against Clemson.

CanesVision, which is owned by the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes and also produces content for the hockey team, has reprimanded employees involved in the incident, a team official said Wednesday through spokesman Kyle Hanlin. It was unclear how many employees were reprimanded, though none was fired.

The incident occurred during the Wolfpack's 31-10 loss to Clemson last Thursday. After several fans were featured on the video screen with titles such as ``Kissing Cam'' and ``Fan Cam,'' an image appeared with the title ``Mexi-Cam,'' according to an editorial Monday in N.C. State's student newspaper, The Technician.

The person featured on the video screen was a CanesVision employee, and company director Pete Soto has sent a letter of apology to the university, Hanlin said.

``Obviously this was an unfortunate mistake that was in extremely poor taste,'' Matt West, vice president of business operations for the Hurricanes, said through Hanlin. ``It is in no way representative of CanesVision's work.''

Annabelle Vaughan, a spokeswoman for N.C. State, referred questions to athletic director Lee Fowler. Fowler did not immediately return a call seeking comment Wednesday.

CanesVision operates in the RBC Center, home to the Hurricanes and N.C. State's men's basketball team. The company — which also produces commercials and other sports-related content — works with the university to produce images and video for the large scoreboard at one end of Carter-Finley Stadium.

C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule


(Through games of Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005)


TEAM                  C-USA  ALL
Southern Miss          2-1   3-2
Central Florida        2-1   3-3
East Carolina          2-1   3-3
Marshall               2-1   3-3
Memphis                2-2   3-3
UAB                    1-2   3-3


TEAM                  C-USA  ALL
Tulsa                  3-1   4-3
Texas-El Paso          2-1   4-1
Houston                2-2   3-3
Tulane                 1-2   2-3
Southern Methodist     1-3   2-5
Rice                   0-3   0-5


[C-USA teams in bold; ECU opponents in red.]


Tulane at Central Florida, 7 pm*
  *Moved from Oct. 22, because of hurricane threat.

Southern Mississippi at UAB, 8 pm (ESPN)


Houston at Mississippi State, 2:30 pm
Southern Methodist at Tulsa, 3 pm
East Carolina at Memphis, 3:30 pm (CSTV)
Navy at Rice, 6 pm
Marshall at Texas-El Paso, 9:05 pm (ISATE)
N.C. State at Wake Forest, TBA
Florida State at Duke, 3:30 pm
West Virginia at South Florida, 7 pm


[C-USA teams in bold; ECU opponents in red.]


Texas-El Paso 45, Tulane 21


East Carolina 24, Southern Methodist 17
Tulsa 41, Rice 21
Marshall 20, UAB 19
Memphis 35, Houston 20

Southern Mississippi 52, Central Florida 31
Georgia Tech 35, Duke 10
Boston College 35, Wake Forest 30
West Virginia 46, Louisville 44 (3OT)


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