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02.20.06: Producers working on Marshall film title ... NCAA announces plush digs at Final Four ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.19.06: Miami brings back Olson to run offense ... Mississippi College Choctaw mascot gets OK ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
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 ...
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Spurrier plucks UNC-Chapel Hill assistant


UNC-Chapel Hill assistant coach Brad Lawing has been named defensive line coach at the University of South Carolina, Gamecocks' head coach Steve Spurrier announced Monday.

Lawing, a former assistant coach at South Carolina from 1989-98, returns to Columbia after spending the past three seasons as the Tar Heels' defensive ends coach and recruiting coordinator.

As North Carolina's recruiting coordinator, Lawing helped assemble the Tar Heels' back-to-back Top 20 recruiting classes in 2003 and 2004. The 2003 UNC signing day class was hailed by most analysts as one of the best in the country.

"We are excited to have Brad Lawing return as an assistant coach at Carolina," said Spurrier. "He is an excellent coach, an excellent recruiter and a good person. We think he will fit in extremely well here as he has in the past. He has a wonderful reputation as a coach and as a recruiter. We are excited to have him on our staff."

During his previous stint at South Carolina, Lawing tutored the defensive line and served as recruiting coordinator under Sparky Woods and Brad Scott. Three of his Gamecock charges — Corey Miller (New York Giants), Gerald Dixon (Oakland Raiders) and Henry Taylor (Miami Dolphins) — went on the the NFL.

He also coached three All-Southeastern Conference players, nose tackle Eric Sullivan, tackle Henry Taylor and end Stacy Evans.

Lawson's last three recruiting classes were ranked among the nation's top 25 by the scouting services. At USC, he recruited defensive end John Abraham, a 2003 Pro Bowl selection from the New York Jets.

"I'm excited to be coming back to the University of South Carolina and helping the Gamecocks win a Southeastern Conference championship," Lawing said on

Hurricanes, Sooners to clash in 2007, 2009

One of the most intense rivalries in college football in the 1980's is being renewed, as the University of Miami and University of Oklahoma have signed contracts to play in 2007 and 2009, according to Miami's official athletics website.

The Hurricanes will play at Oklahoma on September 8, 2007, and the Sooners will visit the Orange Bowl on September 12, 2009.

"I am very pleased to announce together with Joe Castiglione, the athletic director at Oklahoma, a two-game series to be played in 2007 at Oklahoma and in 2009 here in the Orange Bowl," said UM athletic director Paul Dee." Each of us has won a national title since 2000. This will be a great series played by two of college football's legendary teams.

"I'm pleased that the new 12-game schedule has allowed the playing of this game and several others which we have scheduled with Texas A&M and Ohio State."

C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule

(Updated through Monday, Feb. 20, 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 -----

   No games scheduled.

   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

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