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02.17.06: NCAA panel aiming to shorten football games ... Wolfpack star diagnosed with ligament sprain ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.16.06: Nation's champs meet nation's chief ... Mizzou officials deny Snyder was forced out ... Report: Indiana hoops coach on the way out ... Ousted Ohio State coach O'Brien wins lawsuit ... Cowboys switch Suttons ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.15.06: D-III slugger accomplishes cycle — times two ... Rice rookie gets national hitting honor ... SIU coach Kill tells of kidney cancer surgery ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
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

News Nuggets, 02.18.06
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Compiled from staff reports and electronic dispatches

ECU alumni take court prior to Marshall game


East Carolina's fifth annual basketball alumni game will be free to the general public at Williams Arena inside Minges Coliseum at 3 p.m. today, part of an entire day of activities planned for former ECU men's basketball letterwinners.

Pirate fans will be able to interact with former players and get autographs prior to and immediately following the contest. Former stars such as ECU Hall-of-Famers Theodore "Blue" Edwards, Cecil Heath and Jerry Woodside, along with other alums, have confirmed their plans to be on hand.

The game will serve as a prelude to ECU's Conference USA matchup with Marshall, which tips off at 7 p.m. The letterwinners will be recognized during halftime of the Marshall-ECU game.

Report: Top three apparent for NFL draft

USA Today Sports Weekly — and many others — are projecting with a high degree of certainty who will be the top three choices in the NFL draft April 29-30.

Those three players — Southern California's Reggie Bush (running back) and Matt Leinart (quarterback) and Texas' Vince Young (quarterback) — appear virtual locks to go in the first three picks, which are currently held by the Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans.

DUI charge lodged against Sutton

Oklahoma State University basketball coach Eddie Sutton was charged Friday with DUI and two other misdemeanors in connection with his Feb. 10 vehicle accident.

According to affidavits filed by the Payne County prosecutor's office, Sutton was charged with aggravated operation of a motor vehicle — involving person injury — while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, according to a Tulsa World report.

The charge is a misdemeanor, carrying a maximum jail time of up to one year, along with a $2,500 fine.

The affidavit noted Sutton's blood-alcohol level after the crash was .22, nearly three times the threshold .15 for a DUI charge.

Sutton was also charged with the misdemeanors of driving left of center and speeding.

The left-of-center charge carries a maximum jail time of 10 days and a $10 to $100 fine.

Sutton, 69, received a gash on his head in the North Washington Street accident. Authorities said his SUV slammed into the back of a car driven by Teresa Jean Barnard, 42, of Perry, who was also injured.

Sutton has expressed appreciation for the support he has received following last Friday night’s auto accident on the university's athletic website,

In a statement to the media via telephone, Sutton, who is on a medical leave of absence, acknowledged that he has an alcohol problem and plans to enter a treatment center next week.

During the telephone statement, Sutton apologized for his mistake and the harm he has caused his family, his team, the university and its fans. OSU System CEO and President David Schmidly said the entire OSU family is behind Coach Sutton and will support him and his family in the days and weeks ahead.

C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule

(Updated through Friday, Feb. 17, 2006)


TEAM                  C-USA    ALL
Memphis                 9-0   23-2
Texas-El Paso           9-1   16-6
UAB                     8-2   18-5
Houston                 7-3   17-6
Rice                    5-5  11-12
Tulane                  4-6   9-14
Central Florida         4-5  10-12
Tulsa                   4-5   9-13
Southern Methodist      3-7  11-12
Marshall                3-7  10-13
Southern Miss           2-8   8-17
East Carolina           1-9   7-16

----- SCORES -----

   No games scheduled.

   Houston 78, Central Florida 71
   Marshall 75, Southern Methodist 72 (OT)
   Rice 62, East Carolina 54
   UAB 87, Tulane 82

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

----- SCHEDULE -----

   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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