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02.14.06: Frasure rewriting ECU record book ... Another weighty matter for the Pirates ... ECU softball duo gets C-USA honors ... Sutton benched for season after DUI citation ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
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

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D-III slugger accomplishes cycle — times two


A single. double, triple and home run — the cycle — is a baseball rarity. It happens less frequently than a no hitter, they say.

How rare is it then when a player hits for the cycle in back-to-back games, on back-to-back days, versus the same team, but in different ballparks?

That happened to junior Tyler Dean this weekend. The starting centerfielder for Chapman University's No. 4-ranked NCAA Division III baseball team needed just four at-bats to accomplish the feat on Friday, Feb. 10, at Hart Park in Orange, CA.

Dean took care of the most difficult 'leg' first by tripling down the right field line in the first inning of Chapman's 7-2 win over visiting Pomona-Pitzer Colleges. He doubled in the third, then homered in the fourth before singling to leadoff the sixth inning to complete the first cycle in six years at Chapman.

The Panthers went to Pomona on Saturday to beat up on the Sagehens 17-4. Dean was actually hit by the first pitch he saw, but the message didn't get through.

He doubled in the third, grounded out in the fourth and tripled in the sixth. It took Chapman batting around in the sixth for Dean to come up again in the seventh when he singled. Eight more batters came to the plate in the seventh, allowing Dean to bat again in the eighth, needing a home run to accomplish a feat as rare as Johnny Vandermeer's back-to-back no-hitters.

Dean hammered a 1-0 offering from Sagehens reliever Tom Church over the left field fence completing his second cycle in as many days.

Rice rookie gets national hitting honor

Rice freshman outfielder Aaron Luna was named national hitter of the week by The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) for the period ending Feb. 14.

Arkansas sophomore left-handed pitcher Nick Schmidt was named national pitcher of the week for the awards sponsored by Pro-Line caps.

The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

SIU coach Kill tells of kidney cancer surgery

Southern Illinois University football coach Jerry Kill said this week that he had a cancerous tumor surgically removed from a kidney in January, according to a Tuesday report in The Southern Illinoisan newspaper.

Kill, 44, said he has more tests scheduled Thursday with a St. Louis-area surgeon. He emphasized he will remain coach and said he hopes to be at "full strength" by the start of spring practice March 29.

"I have kidney cancer," Kill said. "At this point in time, they feel very confident that they got everything. They run tests to make sure it hasn't spread. There has never been an indication from anyone that it has spread."

Only a tight circle of family and associates knew of Kill's battle with cancer. The coach informed the Salukis football team of his condition last week.

C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule

(Updated through Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006)


TEAM                  C-USA    ALL
Memphis                 9-0   23-2
Texas-El Paso           9-1   16-6
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           2-8   8-17
East Carolina           1-8   7-15

----- SCORES -----

   Memphis 80, Southern Mississippi 41
   Texas-El Paso 60, Alabama A&M 44

   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 -----

   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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