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02.04.06: Here come Cougs and fully-cognizant Penders ... Wolfpack bats light up for A-Rod ... History of the NCAA now in print ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
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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Bass may be in line for new ECU post


Jimmy Bass, after only six months on the job as Mississippi State's senior associate director for development and marketing, told the Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, MS, that he has resigned, the paper reported Saturday.

"It's for personal, family reasons," said Bass, who arrived in Starkville last August to much fanfare from N. C. State to a newly created position.

"(My family and I) thought it would be in our best interests to do something else professionally," Bass said. "It's obviously unsettling, because we have grown to love the university."

A native of Dunn, NC, Bass oversaw all athletic fund-raising and marketing at MSU. Among his goals was to recruit a higher percentage of alumni into the Bulldog Club, a booster organization that raises funds to support MSU athletics. He said his family is moving back to North Carolina.

One job offer Bass said he is considering is the newly created post at East Carolina University of senior associate athletic director for external affairs, a similar job to the one he had at Mississippi State.

The ECU position is expected to be created in connection with a new multimedia partnership between the school and ISP Sports announced last month by athletic director Terry Holland. The job description would involve oversight of the development of the multimedia arrangement — which is scheduled to go into effect July 1 — and coordination of activities involving ISP Sports with areas such as fund-raising, ticketing, media relations and promotions.

Bass is no stranger to Greenville, having previously served as associate AD for marketing at ECU from 1989-93 during the tenure of Dave Hart as AD of the Pirate program.

SMU AD Copeland calling it quits

Southern Methodist athletic director Jim Copeland has announced that he will retire effective May 31.

Copeland, who turns 61 in March, was named SMU's 11th athletic director on Dec. 9, 1994, after eight years in the AD position at his alma mater, Virginia.

He has just started his 12th year with the Mustangs, a tenure in which the Mustangs gained inclusion in Conference USA. Only Matty Bell (1947-64) served longer as SMU's athletic director.

"My wife Susan and I have always wanted to return to Charlottesville (VA) when I retired so we can be with our family," Copeland said.

Two of Copeland's children and all four grandchildren live in Virginia.

Bunting experiences technical difficulties

UNC-Chapel Hill football coach John Bunting has had a continuing problem with mistaken identity, a problem that has affected his mobility on the recruiting trail.

Some where, some place, according to Lee Pace of, there is a John Bunting who has run afoul of the Transportation Safety Administration.

On occasions when Coach Bunting has attempted to get his boarding pass at an automated flight check-in station, he has been rejected. A prompt informs him that he has to see a counter attendant.

"I've filled out forms, I've written letters, I've sent in my birth certificate, we've called a Congressman," Bunting said. "I think we've finally got it straightened out. I sure hope so."

C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule

(Updated through Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006)


TEAM                  C-USA    ALL
Memphis                 7-0   21-2
UAB                     6-1   16-4
Texas-El Paso           6-1   13-6
Houston                 5-3   14-6
Central Florida         3-3   9-10
Tulane                  4-4   8-12
Southern Methodist      3-4   11-9
Rice                    3-4   9-11
Marshall                2-5   9-11
Tulsa                   2-5   7-13
Southern Miss           1-6   7-15
East Carolina           1-7   7-14

----- SCORES -----

   UAB 75, Central Florida 68
   Houston 64, East Carolina 60 (OT)
   Memphis 84, Rice 79
   Southern Methodist 58, Southern Miss 53
   Texas-El Paso 69, Tulsa 62
   Tulane 61, Marshall 36

----- SCHEDULE -----

   No games scheduled.

   No games scheduled.

   Loyola (LA) at Tulane, 8 pm
   Houston at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 8 pm

   Rice at Marshall, 7 pm
   Tulsa at Southern Methodist, 8 pm
   Central Florida at Southern Mississippi, 8 pm
   UAB at Texas-El Paso, 10 pm

   No games scheduled.

   No games scheduled.

   Rice at Tulsa, 3:05 pm
   Memphis at Marshall, 4 pm
   Texas-El Paso at Southern Mississippi, 5 pm
   Tulane at Central Florida, 7:30 pm
   Southern Methodist at Houston, 8 pm
   East Carolina at UAB, 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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