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11.29.05: Pinkney claims ECU's 5th player of week award ... C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule ... C-USA Football Standings (final), Scores & Schedule
11.28.05: College Football Headliners: Stars & Storylines ... C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule ... C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.27.05: C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule ... C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.26.05: C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule ... C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.25.05: Memphis meets short-handed Duke for NIT title ... C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule ... C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.24.05: No. 16 Fresno State headed for Liberty Bowl ...
C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.23.05: Ten recruits to join Diamond Pirates' quest for Omaha ... C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.22.05: Monster game earns weekly award for Rouse ... Kickoff set for first 'Xbox 360' C-USA title game ... C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.21.05: College Football Headliners: Stars & Storylines ... Conference USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.20.05: C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule ... Falwell cleans house to jumpstart drive to I-A
11.19.05: Falwell cleans house to jumpstart drive to I-A ... C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.18.05: Regional cable network strikes deal with CSTV ... C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.17.05: NCAA wraps up investigation of South Carolina ... C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.16.05: Fall signing period nets tall timber for Pirates ... Tigers, 'Cocks to kiss and make up before game ...
C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.15.05: Calipari primes young Tigers for Preseason NIT ... Conference USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.14.05: College Football Headliners: Stars & Storylines ... Updated C-USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.13.05: ECU tested by Eagles in exhibition hoops victory ... Updated C-USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.12.05: Pirate basketball edging toward the limelight ... ECU in league's upper tier in football attendance ... C-USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.11.05: Tangle with Titans headlines ECU baseball slate ... C-USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.10.05: East Carolina football hire rates a "B" from BCA ... C-USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.09.05: Southern Miss escapes Huntington with OT win ... Updated C-USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.08.05: Holland beefs up rivalries with Wolfpack, Hokies ... ECU's Lee makes semifinal cut for Groza Award ... C-USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.07.05: College Football Headliners: Stars & Storylines ... Conference USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.06.05: Conference USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.05.05: Litke: Politically correct or not, blacks run faster ... Conference USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.04.05: Throat-slash gesture nets trouble for Callahan ... Conference USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.03.05: Green Wave's road trip to Navy on the house ... Tulane coming home for C-USA hoops schedule ... Conference USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.02.05: Fledgling FIU program lands series with Miami ... Conference USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
11.01.05: Fledgling FIU program lands series with Miami ... Conference USA Standings, Scores & Schedule

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Moore, Allison, Hands make All-Conference USA

The career progression ladder has been made complete for East Carolina linebacker Chris Moore, at least in terms of yearly recognition by Conference USA.

Moore was named first-team all-conference Tuesday along with ECU wide receiver Aundrae Allison. The pair were joined by teammate Marcus Hands, a third-team selection, on the  all-conference units announced by the league office in Irving, TX.

For Moore, it was the fourth straight year he has earned all-league recognition, earning a higher level of recognition each step of the way. This season's first-team selection caps off a career that began with Moore being named to the all-freshman team in 2002, followed by selections to the third and second teams, respectively, in 2003 and 2004.

Moore is a senior from Havelock, Allison is a junior from Kannapolis and Hands is a sophomore from Wilmington. Allison and Hands were both first-year players for the Pirates.

Memphis and Southern Mississippi led the league with five members on the first team. Memphis senior DeAngelo Williams found his name in a familiar spot as he earned first-team running back honors for a league record third-consecutive season.

Division champions Tulsa (West) and Central Florida (East) each had four first-team selections, as did UAB, which finished in a 5th-place tie with ECU in the East Division.

Texas-El Paso led the league with 11 selections overall on the three-team squad, placing eight on the second team and three on the third unit.

The All-Conference USA team is voted on by the league’s 12 head coaches and media members in each conference city. In its Tuesday release, the league said it would announce today its offensive, defensive, and special teams players of the year as well as the recipients of its freshman and coach of the year awards.

2005 ALL-Conference USA Football Teams:

FIRST TEAM -------------------------------------------------------------------

Quarterback — Darrell Hackney, Sr., UAB
Running Back — Ryan Gilbert, Sr., Houston
Running Back — DeAngelo Williams, Sr., Memphis
Offensive Lineman — Andrew Handy, Sr., Memphis
Offensive Lineman — George Batiste, Jr., Southern Miss
Offensive Lineman — Jesse Stoneham, Sr., Tulsa
Offensive Lineman — Matt Batusic, Sr., UAB
Offensive Lineman — Cedric Gagne-Marcoux, Jr., UCF
Tight End — Garrett Mills, Sr., Tulsa
Wide Receiver — Aundrae Allison, Jr., East Carolina
Wide Receiver — Vincent Marshall, Sr., Houston
Wide Receiver — Reggie Lindsey, Sr., UAB

Defensive Lineman — Marcus West, Sr., Memphis
Defensive Lineman — John Syptak, Sr., Rice
Defensive Lineman — Larry McSwain, Jr., UAB
Defensive Lineman — Paul Carrington, Sr., UCF
Linebacker — Chris Moore, Sr., East Carolina
Linebacker — Kevis Coley, Sr., Southern Miss
Linebacker — Anthony Cannon, Sr., Tulane
Defensive Back — Wesley Smith, Jr., Memphis
Defensive Back — Trevis Coley, Sr., Southern Miss
Defensive Back — Bobby Blackshire, Jr., Tulsa
Defensive Back — Joe Burnett, Fr., UCF

Placekicker — Stephen Gostkowski, Sr., Memphis
Punter — Luke Johnson, Sr., Southern Miss
Kick Returners — Ashlan Davis, Sr., Tulsa
                           John Eubanks, Sr., Southern Miss
Punt Returner — Joe Burnett, Fr., UCF

SECOND TEAM --------------------------------------------------------------

Quarterback — Jordan Palmer, Jr. UTEP
Running Back — Ahmad Bradshaw, So., Marshall
Running Back — Kevin Smith, Fr., UCF
Running Back — Quinton Smith, Jr., Rice
Offensive Lineman — Doug Legursky, So., Marshall
Offensive Lineman — Travis Cooley, Jr., Southern Miss
Offensive Lineman — Chris McGee, Sr., Tulane
Offensive Lineman — Josh House, Sr., UTEP
Offensive Lineman — Jose Garcia, Sr., UTEP
Tight End — Darcy Johnson, Sr., UCF
Wide Receiver — Brandon Marshall, Sr., UCF
Wide Receiver — Mike Walker, Jr., UCF
Wide Receiver — Johnnie Lee Higgins, Jr., UTEP

Defensive Lineman — Kade Lane, Sr, Houston
Defensive Lineman — Justin Rogers, Jr., SMU
Defensive Lineman — Tom Johnson, Sr., Southern Miss
Defensive Lineman — Alex Obemese, Jr., UTEP
Linebacker — Nelson Coleman, So., Tulsa
Linebacker — Thomas Howard, Sr., UTEP
Linebacker — Jeremy Jones, Sr., UTEP
Defensive Back — Chris Hawkins, Sr., Marshall
Defensive Back — Joe Sturdivant, Jr., SMU
Defensive Back — Brandon Sumrall, So., Southern Miss
Defensive Back — Nick Graham, Jr., Tulsa

Placekicker — Darren McCaleb, Jr., Southern Miss
Punter — Michael Gibson, Jr., Memphis
Punt Returner — Johnnie Lee Higgins, Jr., UTEP

THIRD TEAM -------------------------------------------------------------------

Quarterback — Kevin Kolb, Jr., Houston
Running Back — Uril Parrish, Sr., Tulsa
Running Back — Tyler Ebell, Sr., UTEP
Offensive Lineman — SirVincent Rogers, So., Houston
Offensive Lineman — David Douglas, Sr., Houston
Offensive Lineman — Matt Traina, Sr., Tulane
Offensive Lineman — Jeff Perrett, Jr., Tulsa
Offensive Lineman — Julius Wilson, Jr., UAB
Tight End — Shawn Nelson, Fr., Southern Miss
Wide Receiver — Bobby Chase, Jr., SMU
Wide Receiver — Preston Brown, Jr., Tulane
Wide Receiver — Chris Francies, Sr., UTEP

Defensive Lineman — Marcus Hands, So., East Carolina
Defensive Lineman — Adrian Haywood, Fr., SMU
Defensive Lineman — Brandon Lohr, Sr., Tulsa
Defensive Lineman — Ernest Respress, Sr., UAB
Linebacker — Wade Koehl, Sr., Houston
Linebacker — Nick Bunting, Sr., Tulsa
Linebacker — Troy Collavo, Jr., UTEP
Defensive Back — Rocky Schwartz, So., Houston
Defensive Back — Jamey Harper, Sr., SMU
Defensive Back — Dominique Cosper, Sr., UAB
Defensive Back — Rolando Humphrey, Sr., SMU

Kick Returner — Jessie Henderson, Fr., SMU
Punt Returner — Vincent Marshall, Jr., Houston

Indians to face C-USA foe in New Orleans Bowl

Sun Belt Conference co-champion Arkansas State has accepted an invitation to play in the New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 20 against a team from Conference USA. The game will mark ASU's first bowl appearance as Division I-A member.

This year's game will be played in Lafayette, La, instead of its normal home, the Louisiana Superdome, because of the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the New Orleans area.

The Indians, 6-5 overall, ties with Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe for the Sun Belt title, but prevailed according to the league's tiebreaker formulae.

Arkansas State last played in the postseason in 1987 as a I-AA member.

C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule

(Through games of Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005)


TEAM                  C-USA    ALL
Central Florida         0-0    4-0
Memphis                 0-0    4-1
East Carolina           0-0    2-1
Houston                 0-0    2-1
Texas-El Paso           0-0    2-1
UAB                     0-0    2-1
Southern Methodist      0-0    2-2
Tulane                  0-0    1-1
Rice                    0-0    2-3
Tulsa                   0-0    1-2
Marshall                0-0    1-3
Southern Mississippi    0-0    1-3



   Houston 84, LSU 83
   Central Florida 61, Bethune-Cookman 48
   Southern Methodist 74, Long Island 62
   Rice 67, Prairie View A&M 58
   Western Kentucky 92, UAB 76



   Tulane at Butler, 7 pm
   East Carolina at Wofford, 7 pm
   Jackson State at Memphis, 8 pm
   Oklahoma at Tulsa, 8:05 pm
   Southern Mississippi at Arkansas, 9:05 pm
   Texas-El Paso at New Mexico State, 10:05 pm


   Maryland-Eastern Shore at Marshall, 7 pm
   Southern Methodist at Texas State, 8 pm


   Valparaiso at Tulane, 6:45 pm


   Central Florida at Florida, 12 pm
   Utah at Rice, 1 pm
   Memphis at Cincinnati, 3 pm
   UAB at Nebraska, 4 pm
   New Orleans at Southern Mississippi, 5 pm
   Arizona at Houston, 7 pm
   East Carolina at Old Dominion, 7 pm (WITN-TV 7)
   Southern Methodist at Oklahoma State, 8 pm
   Tulsa at Oral Roberts, 8:05 pm
   Texas Southern at Texas-El Paso, 9:05 pm


   Youngstown State at Marshall, 2 pm

C-USA Football Standings, Scores & Schedule

(Through games of Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005)



TEAM                  C-USA  ALL
Central Florida#       7-1   8-3
Memphis                5-3   6-5
Southern Miss          5-3   6-5
East Carolina          4-4   5-6
UAB                    4-4   5-6
Marshall               3-5   4-7


TEAM                  C-USA  ALL
Tulsa#                 6-2   7-4
Texas-El Paso          5-3   8-3
Houston                4-4   6-5
Southern Methodist     4-4   5-6
Tulane                 1-7   2-9
Rice                   1-7  1-10

NOTE: # denotes Division champion.



   East Carolina 31, UAB 23
   Memphis 26, Marshall 3
   Southern Mississippi 26, Tulane 7
   Southern Methodist 40, Texas-El Paso 27
   Houston 35, Rice 16



   Conference USA Championship Game
   Tulsa at Central Florida, Noon (ESPN


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