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01.08.06: Memphis faces Winthrop in tune-up for ECU ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
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Wolfpack sends cash to Southern Miss athletes


In what may be a new precedent in good will for college sports, a group representing the interests of athletes at N.C. State decided last week to make a significant financial contribution to their storm-battered counterparts at Southern Mississippi.

The N.C. State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee unanimously voted to donate $15,000 from its Student-Athlete Opportunity Fund to the Southern Miss Student-Athlete Opportunity Fund to assist athletes impacted by Hurricane Katrina.

"The generosity of the N.C. State student-athletes is overwhelming," stated Richard Giannini, USM Director of Athletics. "I give a lot of credit to the N.C. State student-athletes for seeing students from another school in need and unanimously voting to give money that is in place to benefit them. I also want to thank Jon Fagg, N.C. State's Associate Athletics Director for Compliance, for recognizing that our own funds would be quickly depleted helping our student-athletes, and with his support, this generous gift was made."

The Student-Athlete Opportunity Fund is intended to provide direct benefits to student-athletes or their families as determined by conference offices. As a guiding principle, the fund is to be used to assist student-athletes in meeting financial needs that arise in conjunction with participation in intercollegiate athletics or enrollment in an academic curriculum, as well as to recognize academic achievement.

Monies from the fund do not affect financial aid awarded to student-athletes, and all qualifying student-athletes are eligible to receive benefits from the fund.

"We hated that Southern Miss and its student-athletes had to go through Hurricane Katrina and everything associated with it," Fagg stated. "We are excited that our student-athletes voted unanimously to take it upon themselves to reach out and help in the manner in which they did. There wasn't a question about it, they were thrilled to do it. We played Southern Miss on the football field last fall and decided they would be the ones that would benefit from the gift. We are just hoping that this will catch on among more schools."

When Hurricane Katrina hit Hattiesburg, the Gulf Coast and New Orleans last fall, the Southern Miss campuses on the Gulf Coast and in Hattiesburg sustained more than $300 million in damage. More than half of Golden Eagle athletes were from the declared disaster areas.

"The most wonderful part about this is that our athletes decided to do it on their own," stated Lee Fowler, N.C. State Director of Athletics. "Nobody asked them to do that. Our Student-Athlete Advisory Committee that advises the athletics department decided we ought to do that. Credit it all to the student athletes. It is money they get through the NCAA and they decided to give it to Southern Miss. What better feeling can you have than giving something to someone who is in a tough situation? Our student-athletes did that."

From a USM Athletics report.

C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule

(Updated through Sunday, Jan. 29, 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 -----

   No games scheduled.

   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.

   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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