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02.13.06: Marshall assistant heading for Louisiana Tech ... Missouri, Snyder reach settlement ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.12.06: ECU-Maryland rainout spawns Sunday twinbill ... Spurrier staff undergoes renovations ... Sutton misses game after auto accident ... Throng flocks to Lambeau for college hockey ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.11.06: McMahon departing ECU for Saints ... NCAA may grant replay challenges to coaches ... Snyder steps down, Watkins steps up at Mizzou ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.10.06: East Carolina steps up football schedule ... Play ball! Pirates, Terps open baseball season ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.09.06: Circuitous journey finds Erickson back in Idaho ... Colorado State athletic director steps down ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.08.06: Carter joins East Carolina football staff ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.07.06: Key suspensions deplete Pirates' ranks ... ACC officiating crew benched for botched call ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.06.06: Ole Miss coaching legend Vaught dies ... C-USA guards in running for Cousy Award ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.05.06: Bass may be in line for new ECU post ... SMU AD Copeland calling it quits ... Bunting experiences technical difficulties ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
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

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Frasure rewriting ECU record book


After setting a new school record in the weight throw a week ago at the Husker Invitational, East Carolina junior Eric Frasure eclipsed another Pirate mark over the weekend, this time in the shot put.

Frasure, a junior from Charlotte, set the new standard at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup which was held at the Ashenfelter Track Center inside Penn State University's Multi-Sport Complex.

Frasure posted a record-toss of 16.44 meters for fifth place in the event. That bested the 32-year-old record of 16.36 set by Dennis Moody in 1974. Frasure also captured his fourth weight throw title of the season in the event, finishing first with an NCAA provisional qualifying effort of 20.55 meters — his second longest performance of the season.

From an ECU Athletics release.

Another weighty matter for the Pirates

East Carolina's strength and conditioning staff practiced what it preached by capturing the mixed men's team division title at the 100% Raw World Powerlifting Championships at the Beyond Fitness Gym in Raleigh over the weekend.

Directed by second-year coach Mike Goldent, the squad competes under the team name "ECU Pirate Factory." The team's successful outing was reported on the school's official athletics Website,

In the Raleigh event, ECU Pirate Factory accumulated the highest number of total points based on individual performances throughout the competition, which included three basis lifts — the squat, bench press and dead lift.

Individual champions competing in different weight and age divisions were determined by the highest combined sum of each of the three lifts. Each competitor was allowed three attempts at each event with the heaviest successful lift counting toward each athlete's total.

Golden was one of six ECU Pirate Factory first-place winners, joining Danny Wheel (Director of Olympic Sports), Nate Barnes (strength and conditioning graduate assistant), Jason Spruill (intern), Mike Yartin (intern) and Kevin "Twitch" Ferelli (equipment room) in the champion's circle.

Weight room volunteers John Fisher and Bill Simmons each earned second-place finishes, according to

From an ECU Athletics release.

ECU softball duo gets C-USA honors

After leading East Carolina to a 5-0 weekend record and the FAU Worth Invitational championship, senior Ashley Quick and junior Keli Harrell were named Conference USA softball hitter and co-pitcher of the week, respectively.

Quick delivered two game-winning hits. Harrell was 3-0 with 21 strikeouts. Harrell shares her honor with Houston sophomore Angel Shamblin.

From an ECU Athletics release.

Sutton benched for season after DUI citation

The Tulsa World reported that Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton, cited for driving under the influence after a Friday traffic accident, has stepped aside for the remainder of the basketball season.

Sutton was arrested but was not jailed because there was not enough physical evidence to back up the citation, Stillwater Police Chief Norman McNickle said Monday.

Sutton also was cited with speeding and driving left of center in the 5:45 p.m. accident in the 3000 block of North Washington Street in Stillwater.

The police report from the accident says that a witness saw the prescription drug Hydrocodone in Sutton's car. The unnamed witness also told police that Sutton didn't know the day or where he was in Stillwater after the accident.

The police report also indicates that Sutton said he couldn't remember the accident when he arrived at the hospital.

A statement released by Oklahoma State University on Monday tied Sutton's decision to injuries in the accident, but did not address his arrest.

Sutton received a head injury in the two-vehicle accident. McNickle said Sutton couldn't be given a field sobriety test at the accident site because of his head injury.

Sutton initially refused to give blood for a blood test, but the police ordered it under state law, McNickle said. Although Sutton was technically arrested, charges in the case will be the decision of the Payne County district attorney, a decision that isn't likely until after the blood test results are available.

OSU's statement on the school's athletic web site indicates that Sutton will be gone from the team for rest of the season.

The statement quoted Sutton as saying: "It has been an extremely difficult season. With my deteriorating physical condition and other issues, I have been under a tremendous amount of stress. I told (OSU President David) Schmidly I was close to making this decision after the trip to Kansas State because the pain in my back was making it very difficult to coach. After Friday's events, I know it is best to go on medical leave the remainder of the season to address my future health."

The statement doesn't address the arrest.

C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule

(Updated through Monday, Feb. 13, 2006)


TEAM                  C-USA    ALL
Memphis                 8-0   22-2
Texas-El Paso           8-1   15-6
UAB                     7-2   17-5
Houston                 6-3   16-6
Rice                    4-5  10-12
Tulane                  4-5   9-13
Central Florida         4-4  10-11
Tulsa                   4-5   9-13
Southern Methodist      3-6  11-11
Marshall                2-7   9-13
Southern Miss           2-7   8-16
East Carolina           1-8   7-15

----- SCORES -----

   No games scheduled.

   No games scheduled.

   Tulsa 80, Rice 73 (OT)
   Memphis 91, Marshall 81
   Texas-El Paso 77, Southern Mississippi 72 (2OT)
   Central Florida 72, Tulane 51
   Houston 69, Southern Methodist 57
   UAB 72, East Carolina 64

----- SCHEDULE -----

   Southern Mississippi at Memphis, 8 pm
   Alabama A&M at Texas-El Paso, 9:05 pm

   Houston at Central Florida, 7:30 pm
   Marshall at Southern Methodist, 8 pm
   East Carolina at Rice, 8:05 pm
   Tulane at UAB, 8:30 pm

   No games scheduled.

   No games scheduled.

   UAB at Southern Mississippi, 3 pm
   Marshall at East Carolina, 7 pm
   Tulsa at Houston, 8 pm
   Central Florida at Southern Methodist, 8 pm
   Memphis at Tulane, 8 pm
   Rice at Texas-El Paso, 9:05 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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