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01.31.06: Signing Day extravaganza looms for ECU fans ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.30.06: Wolfpack sends cash to Southern Miss athletes ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.29.06: Diamond Bucs assign LeClair's No. 23 to Witter ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
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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Marshall crash will become film theme


Plans for a movie about the 1970 Marshall University football team plane crash and the recovery that followed at Marshall and in the Huntington, WV, community have been announced.

The crash occurred in bad weather and poor visibility on the return trip from a 17-14 non-conference loss at East Carolina on Nov. 14, 1970. The Thundering Herd and Pirates now compete as members of Conference USA.

Matthew McConaughey will star in the yet-to-be titled Marshall University Football Project. A portion of the film will be shot in and around Huntington as well as on Marshall's campus. Warner Bros. said filming will begin this spring.

"This film is a great opportunity for West Virginia to receive international recognition for the tremendous community spirit and empathy that West Virginians show when faced with tragedy," Governor Joe Manchin said. "Beyond that, it shows our resilience and will to move forward with a courageous spirit."

McConaughey will star as Jack Lengyel, who coached the Thundering Herd football team for four years after the crash that killed 75 people, including 37 players, six coaches, two athletic department staff members, 25 supporters and five aircraft crew.

"We are very pleased that Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are taking this legacy of Marshall University and treating it with the respect and honor that it deserves," Marshall President Stephen J. Kopp said. "Undoubtedly, this story will touch the lives of people across the nation. It is a story that many have thought needed to be told through a major film."

Where possible, Marshall faculty, staff and students will be used as extras in the film, and university theatre and broadcast students may be offered internships.

Memphis soccer faces professional team

The University of Memphis men's soccer team will open its spring schedule against some of the best players in the nation. For the third-straight year, the Tigers travel to Dallas to take on Major League Soccer's FC Dallas on Saturday, Feb. 11. The exhibition will take place on one of the practice fields at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas.

Green Wave gets Omaha rings

The Tulane University baseball team has its annual Alumni Game beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Zephyr Field.
Events begin at 11 a.m. with the Old-Timer's Game, and the 2006 team will battle players from the Green Wave's past College World Series teams and professional players starting at 1:30 p.m.

In between games, the members of the 2005 Green Wave baseball team will receive their College World Series rings.

The Green Wave opens the regular season on Friday, Feb. 10, at noon against Texas Christian in the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros.

C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule

(Updated through Tuesday, Jan. 31, 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.

   No games scheduled.

   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 -----

   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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