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10.31.05: College Football Headliners: Stars & Storylines ... Conference USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
10.30.05: C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule
10.29.05: Wake football team loses four to suspension ...
C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule
10.28.05: UTEP QB Palmer gaining his own slice of respect ... C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule
10.27.05: Renewal of USM-NCSU series set for television ... Conference USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
10.26.05: Pirate basketball set for lights, camera, action ... Conference USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
10.25.05: Stokes' first squad opening act for Homecoming ... Conference USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
10.24.05: College Football Headliners: Stars & Storylines ... Conference USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
10.23.05: C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule
10.22.05: C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule
10.21.05: ECU injury report a mixed bag for U of M game ... NCAA tinkers with experimental basketball rules ... C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule
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 ...
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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Fledgling FIU program lands series with Miami

MIAMI — Miami and Florida International will play in the 2006 and 2007 seasons, marking the first matchups of two schools with campuses 11 miles apart in South Florida.

Both schools are located in Miami and both games will be played at the Orange Bowl, the Hurricanes' home field.

``Now that we will play 12 games every year, we want to play seven home games if we can, and that increases our revenue and is good for our fans,'' Miami athletic director Paul Dee said.

Miami made some ticket concessions to FIU as part of the deal, said Dee, whose counterpart was ecstatic about the arrangement.

"From every measurable standard, these games will have a tremendous impact on our program,” said Golden Panthers athletic director Rick Mello. “Recruiting, ticket sales, media exposure, alumni outreach, marketing and, above all, exposure in our own community will be significantly enhanced by playing the five-time national champion in our hometown."

Florida International, coached by former NFL and Virginia Tech quarterback Don Strock, is in its fourth season of football. In that brief span, the program has already ascended to the Division I-A ranks and is a full member of the Sun Belt Conference.

“This is a great opportunity for a young program like ours to play a team that has won five national championships," said Strock. "... Being that we are neighboring schools, I’m sure this will be a draw for a lot of fans from both universities and hopefully, become the start of a rivalry that will continue for many more years to come.”

Hurricanes coach Larry Coker, noting FIU football's ambitious growth, endorsed the merits of the series.

"Playing FIU is good for both schools,” said Coker. "FIU has really upgraded its football program. They have played some Big 12 schools and they traveled to Texas Tech and Kansas State this year."

"It'll be good for both programs and the fans of both schools," Coker added. "The travel is non-existent. It'll be a special game and a fun game. I think our fans like to see local teams, since they know the players, and the players will know each other, too. FIU will give our fans a reason to come, and it'll draw FIU fans, too."

The Golden Panthers' roster, like Miami's, is composed almost entirely of players who grew up in South Florida.

The games are scheduled for Oct. 14, 2006 and Oct. 6, 2007.

C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule


(Through games of Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005)


TEAM                  C-USA  ALL
Central Florida        4-1   5-3
Southern Miss          3-1   4-3
Memphis                3-2   4-3
Marshall               3-2   4-4
East Carolina          2-3   3-5
UAB                    1-3   3-4


TEAM                  C-USA  ALL
Texas-El Paso          4-1   6-1
Tulsa                  4-1   5-3
Houston                2-2   4-3
Tulane                 1-4   2-5
Southern Methodist     1-4   2-6
Rice                   0-4   0-7


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


Central Florida 30, East Carolina 20
Texas-El Paso 38, Rice 31
Marshall 27, Tulane 26
N.C. State 21, Southern Mississippi 17
Wake Forest 44, Duke 6


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


UAB at Memphis, 7:30 pm (ESPN2)


Connecticut at West Virginia, 7:30 pm (ESPN2)


Tulane at Navy, 1:30 pm
at Southern Methodist, 3 pm (CSTV)
at Central Florida, 6 pm
at Texas-El Paso, 9:05 pm
Duke at Clemson, TBA
Wake Forest at Georgia Tech, TBA


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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