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02.03.06: FSU blue chipper says analyst advocated Irish ... Golden Eagles work the home front ... Pirate softball hurler gets preseason honor ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
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 ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
01.01.06: C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule ... Final C-USA Football Postseason Scoreboard

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Here come Cougs and fully-cognizant Penders


Houston coach Tom Penders drew a technical foul for losing consciousness due to a heart condition against UAB last month, but the former Texas hardwood honcho had all his faculties as the Cougars handed Texas-El Paso its first Conference USA loss 63-57 on Wednesday night.

The Miners feature one of the top front lines in Conference USA, but Penders responded by going with a smaller lineup that accented his team's speed and quickness at a critical juncture of the contest at Hofheinz Pavillion in Houston.

"Jahmar Thorpe was in foul trouble, so we went with the smaller line-up," Penders said. "If we had tried to walk it up the floor and let them bang the ball inside we would have been in even worse foul trouble. I will always give up rebounding for great defense and quickness."

Penders will match tactical wits with the East Carolina coaching staff at a 5 p.m. tipoff at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum today.

Wolfpack bats light up for A-Rod

Alex Rodriguez threw out the first pitch, and N.C. State marked the occasion with an A-Rod-like hitting performance, thrashing Delaware State 21-3 at Doak Field in the season opener for both teams.

Rodriguez made a surprise appearance in Raleigh to throw out the first pitch and spend the weekend with Wolfpack second baseman Ramon Corona and family, his across-the-street neighbors. Rodriguez will be back for Saturday's game at 2 p.m.

Corona responded to Rodriguez's presence with three hits and three RBIs. The entire Wolfpack lineup came to hit, bashing out 16 hits, including seven for extra bases.

East Carolina is scheduled to play NCSU three times during the 2006 regular season — March 29 and April 18 in Raleigh and April 12 in Greenville.

History of the NCAA now in print

“In the Arena. The NCAA’s First Century,” a history of the NCAA’s first 100 years, is now available.

The book, written by University of Nevada-Reno President Joseph N. Crowley, tells the complete story of the NCAA, including a meeting at the White House in October 1905. At that time, campus leaders from institutions that competed in football met with President Theodore Roosevelt, who was concerned about the number of deaths and serious injuries occurring in the sport.

The Association formed six months later with the mission of making certain that athletically gifted students are able to compete fairly and safely in an environment of higher education.

The book examines the successes and problems the Association has faced over the last 100 years as it has sought to remain true to its mission.

For ordering information, visit the NCAA publications ordering site at

C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule

(Updated through Friday, Feb. 3, 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.

   No games scheduled.

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

----- SCHEDULE -----

   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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