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10.20.05: Storm-weary Tulane blown off course again ... Video company repents for N.C. State incident ... C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule
10.19.05: Southern Miss star receiver lost for season ...
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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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Compiled from staff reports and electronic dispatches

ECU injury report a mixed bag for U of M game

East Carolina will be dealing with question marks at a few positions when it tries to extend its winning streak to three games at Memphis on Saturday.

 • Junior wide receiver Robert Tillman's status from a hamstring ailment sustained at Southern Methodist last Saturday has been upgraded from questionable to probable for the Conference USA game at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium with the Tigers.

 • Offensive lineman Trey Magee is expected to be out with a knee injury he incurred in practice last week.

 • Freshman linebacker Jarrett Wiggins is questionable with a left shoulder problem.

 • An MRI taken by defensive lineman Marcus Hands for a shoulder is not expected to affect his status. He practiced on Wednesday.

ECU (3-3, 2-1 C-USA) is in a four-way tie for first place in C-USA's East Division after capturing back-to-back wins over Rice and SMU. Memphis (3-3, 2-2) can pull ahead of the Pirates in the league race with a victory.

From staff and ECU Athletics reports.

NCAA tinkers with experimental basketball rules

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA said Thursday that it will continue to study new dimensions for the 3-point line, a wider lane and a restricted-area arc during certified tournaments such as the Maui Invitational.

In men's basketball, the lane would be widened by a foot rather than the 1 1/2 feet used last season. The arc will be drawn 3 feet from the center of the basket, a foot farther than last season, and the 3-point line will be 20 feet, 9 inches — a foot longer than the current 3-point line.

The experimental rules could help determine whether permanent rules changes will be implemented in future seasons.

``We need to make sure we've done all of our homework before we make any significant changes,'' said Larry Keating, chairman of the men's rules committee. ``It is not a decision we're taking lightly.''

Women's teams will experiment with a longer 3-point line, drawn at 20 feet, 6 inches, for the first time, and the 10-second violation to get the ball across half court. There currently is no 10-second line in women's basketball.

``We believe our players are more than capable of utilizing the 3-point line nine inches further from the basket,'' said Ronda Seagraves, chairwoman of the women's rules committee. ``We need to decide if this is good for our game or not.''

The NCAA asks institutions using experimental rules to track 3-point percentages, three-second violations, rebounds from free-throw attempts by lane space, and fouls following free-throw attempts.

The data from last season, according to the NCAA, showed lengthening the 3-point line did not create a significant difference in the number of 3-point shots made, attempted, or in the shooting percentage.

The percentage of offense and defensive rebounds also was consistent with random samples from regular-season games, and there was no significant change in three-second violations or fouls after free throws.

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 Wilma.

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)


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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