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02.02.06: Bailey heads for Starkville via Iraq ... Texas A&M gridders vie in "Big Splash" ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.01.06: Marshall crash will become film theme ... Memphis soccer faces professional team ... Green Wave gets Omaha rings ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
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 ...
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01.01.06: C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule ... Final C-USA Football Postseason Scoreboard

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FSU blue chipper says analyst advocated Irish


Myron Rolle, one of the nation's top prospects who has already enrolled at Florida State, said recruiting analyst Tom Lemming was proactive for Notre Dame in his contact with the defensive back from Princeton, NJ, according to a report in USA Today.

East Carolina coach Skip Holtz said at his signing day news conference on Wednesday that certain recruiting analysts appear to use their influence on prospects and that the NCAA should look into their unlimited contact with prospective college players.

Rolle told USA Today that Lemming told him he would be "showcased" and would increase his chances of being most valuable player in the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl high school all-star game if he kept a certain school (Notre Dame) on his recruiting list.

Golden Eagles work the home front

Southern Mississippi had the highest rated football recruiting class in Conference USA, according to ESPN Insider, and Golden Eagles coach Jeff Bower and staff didn't travel far from Hattiesburg for the bulk of the signees.

"We got 17 signees in Mississippi and I've said all along, this is where we want to recruit," Bower said. "It's important to keep in-state players that are capable of playing Division I ball in the state. We worked it hard and did a tremendous job.

"We had four signees from Florida, four from Louisiana, two from Alabama and one from California, who is a junior college player. We met most of our needs and we feel good about that. The one thing that excites me is that 11 of our signees were in one of our football camps this past summer. That's probably the most we've ever had. We found out a lot about them and recruited them the entire time. We are very excited and think we had a heck of a year."

Pirate softball hurler gets preseason honor

Houston has been picked by the league coaches to win the 2006 Conference USA regular season softball title. The Cougars totaled 67 points to edge out East Carolina (64) and league newcomer Marshall (63).

East Carolina junior right-hander Keli Harrell was tabbed as the league preseason pitcher of the year, while Marshall sophomore utility player Rachel Folden was selected as the preseason player of the year.

Harrell led Conference USA in wins and ranked sixth nationally with 29 victories in 2005. Her 338 strikeouts last year were a school record and helped her to second-team All-C-USA and All-Southeast Region honors. Entering her junior year, Harrell already holds the school record for career strikeouts with 499.

C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule

(Updated through Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006)


TEAM                  C-USA    ALL
Memphis                 6-0   20-2
UAB                     5-1   15-4
Texas-El Paso           5-1   12-6
Central Florida         3-2    9-9
Houston                 4-3   13-6
Rice                    3-3   9-10
Tulane                  3-4   7-12
Southern Methodist      2-4   10-9
Marshall                2-4   9-10
Tulsa                   2-4   7-12
Southern Miss           1-5   7-14
East Carolina           1-6   7-13

----- SCORES -----

   No games scheduled.

   Marshall 72, East Carolina 66
   Houston 63, Texas-El Paso 57
   Tulane 59, Southern Methodist 56
   Memphis 84, Tulsa 61

----- SCHEDULE -----

   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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