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01.28.06: Tigers eye UCF as next victim in climb up polls ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.27.06: Fun, not money, motivating DeAngelo Williams ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.26.06: Marshall springs shocker on No. 9 West Virginia ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.25.06: Loaded stogie nets trouble for Memphis player ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.24.06: C-USA slams refs for upholding 'T' on Penders ... NCAA to release RPI ratings for first time ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.23.06: Epic upset makes long bus ride home a journey of joy ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.22.06: Memphis auction includes trip to Dowdy-Ficklen ... Houston coach's collapse leads to technical ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.21.06: Bush summons '66 Miners to watch Glory Road ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.20.06: Innovative creator of I-formation passes at 92 ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.19.06: Southern Miss extends Bower pact through '09 ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.18.06: Holtz, Moore, Whimper team up for Hula Bowl ... ECU reaches wide-ranging deal with ISP Sports ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.17.06: Katrina blows friendly faces into UAB crowd ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.16.06: C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.15.06: Hawaii on itinerary of ECU's Moore, Whimper ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.14.06: Former ECU assistant Berry joins staff at Miami ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.13.06: Southern Miss punter wins prestigious award ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.12.06: I-A coaches ponder replay, Friday night games ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.11.06: Fan day signals approach of baseball season ... Area radio stations announce T-shirt promotion ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.10.06: Injuries take toll on East Carolina hoops squad ... Tulane shifts baseball games to Zephyr Field ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.09.06: National title game drew blowout TV ratings ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.08.06: Memphis faces Winthrop in tune-up for ECU ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.07.06: N.C. Hall to enshrine ECU grad Charlie Adams ... Pirates announce '2-for-$20' hoops ticket deal ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule ... Final C-USA Football Postseason Scoreboard
01.06.06: College baseball icon Rod Dedeaux dead at 91 ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule ... Final C-USA Football Postseason Scoreboard
01.05.06: Former C-USA chief Slive takes reigns of BCS ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule ... Final C-USA Football Postseason Scoreboard
01.04.06: College career over for injured UAB star Eddins ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule ... Final C-USA Football Postseason Scoreboard
01.03.06: Pirates, Deacs face off for first time since 1986 ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule ... Final C-USA Football Postseason Scoreboard
01.02.06: Rice lures Tulsa defensive guru as head coach ... Final C-USA Football Postseason Scoreboard ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.01.06: C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule ... Final C-USA Football Postseason Scoreboard

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Diamond Bucs assign LeClair's No. 23 to Witter


Senior first baseman Adam Witter will wear the revered No. 23 during East Carolina's 2006 baseball season, Pirate head coach Billy Godwin announced on Saturday.

The jersey number was worn by ECU Hall of Famer and former head coach Keith LeClair throughout his coaching and playing career.

LeClair was forced to step down following the 2002 season because of the effects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also know as ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Witter is the fourth recipient of the number since it became an honorary symbol for the Pirate baseball program in 2003 as a tribute to LeClair.

No. 23 is awarded to a player who best displays the hustle, determination and desire that marked LeClair's success as a coach and player. Ben Sanderson wore the number in 2003, Jamie Page in 2004 and Brian Cavanaugh in 2005.

Witter, a four-year player for the Pirates, had his best season in 2005, batting .328 with seven home runs and 33 RBI's in 55 games played. The left-handed hitter from Chambersburg, PA, saw action as a catcher, first baseman and designated hitter.

The Pirates will open the 2006 season on Friday, Feb. 10, when they host Maryland at 3 p.m. at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule

(Updated through Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006)


TEAM                  C-USA    ALL
Memphis                 5-0   19-2
Texas-El Paso           5-0   12-5
UAB                     5-1   15-4
Central Florida         3-2    9-9
Rice                    3-3   9-10
Houston                 3-3   12-6
Southern Methodist      2-3   10-8
Tulsa                   2-3   7-11
Tulane                  2-4   6-12
Marshall                1-4   8-10
East Carolina           1-5   7-12
Southern Miss           1-5   7-14

----- SCORES -----

   Memphis 94, Central Florida 61
   East Carolina 59, Tulsa 45
   Tulane 70, Rice 53
   Houston 69, Marshall 56
   UAB 87, Southern Mississippi 73
   Texas-El Paso 57, Southern Methodist 53

----- SCHEDULE -----

   No games scheduled.

   No games scheduled.

   No games scheduled.

   East Carolina at Marshall 7:00 pm
   Texas-El Paso at Houston 8:00 pm
   Southern Methodist at Tulane 8:00 pm
   Memphis at Tulsa 8:05 pm

   No games scheduled.

   No games scheduled.

   UAB at Central Florida 3:00 pm
   Houston at East Carolina 5:00 pm
   Memphis at Rice 7:05 pm
   Southern Miss at Southern Methodist 8:00 pm
   Texas-El Paso at Tulsa 8:05 pm
   Marshall at Tulane 8:30 pm

   No games scheduled.

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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