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02.18.06: ECU alumni take court prior to Marshall game  Report: Top three apparent for NFL draft ... DUI charge lodged against Sutton ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
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

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Miami brings back Olson to run offense


Rich Olson, one of the most respected offensive coaches in football, has been named offensive coordinator at the University of Miami. He will also coach the team's running backs.

Olson worked for three years on the Hurricanes' staff with great success in the early 1990s.

A 29-year coaching veteran in college football and the NFL, Olson has tutored some of the top names in college and pro football. He was UM's wide receivers coach in 1992 and was an integral part of Gino Torretta's success when the quarterback won the Heisman Trophy that year.

Olson has also coached quarterbacks Daunte Culpepper, Jake Plummer and Warren Moon in the NFL, in addition to star signal callers Trent Dilfer, Eric Dickerson and Craig James in the college ranks.

Mississippi College Choctaw mascot gets OK

The NCAA staff review committee has removed Mississippi College from the list of colleges and universities subject to restrictions on the use of Native American mascots, names and imagery at NCAA championships, it has been reported on

In the review of the particular circumstances regarding Mississippi College, the NCAA staff review committee noted that Mississippi College's use of the Choctaw name and associated imagery had received the approval of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Therefore, said the committee, the college will not be subject to the terms of the policy restrictions.

The report indicates that the NCAA Executive Committee recognizes that a Native American tribe is a distinct political community and, therefore, respects the authority of the tribe to permit universities and colleges to use its name and imagery.

The NCAA recognizes that there are, and will be, disagreements among Native American individuals, groups and tribes concerning the use of mascots, nicknames and imagery in sports, the report adds. In those instances in which a tribe endorses the use of its name and associated imagery, says the report, the NCAA defers to the judgment and will of the tribe.

UNC-Pembroke has received approval to remain the Braves.

C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule

(Updated through Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006)


TEAM                  C-USA    ALL
Memphis                10-0   24-2
Texas-El Paso          10-1   17-6
UAB                     9-2   19-5
Houston                 8-3   18-6
Rice                    5-6  11-13
Central Florida         4-6  10-13
Tulsa                   4-6   9-14
Southern Methodist      4-7  12-12
Tulane                  4-7   9-15
Marshall                3-8  10-14
East Carolina           2-9   8-16
Southern Miss           2-9   8-18

----- SCORES -----

   UAB 87, Southern Mississippi 50
   East Carolina 63, Marshall 59
   Houston 73, Tulsa 46
   Southern Methodist 77, Central Florida 55
   Memphis 105, Tulane 65
   Texas-El Paso 58, Rice 47

----- SCHEDULE -----

   East Carolina at Central Florida, 7:30 pm
   Southern Methodist at Tulsa, 8:05 pm
   Texas-El Paso at Memphis, 10 pm

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

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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