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02.23.06: Rape charge filed against Navy football star ... Finn finished with Musketeers ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.22.06: Scholarship suit could be costly to NCAA ... Big C-USA hoops matchup on tap tonight ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.21.06: Spurrier plucks UNC-Chapel Hill assistant ... Hurricanes, Sooners to clash in 2007, 2009 ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
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 ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule

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ECU home hoops finales bring promotions


East Carolina athletics will stage several promotions in conjunction with Senior Night and the season's final home games of both the men's and women's basketball teams, the school's sports information office said in a release.

The Lady Pirates' Friday game against Southern Miss has been designated as National Girls and Women in Sport Day. To coincide with the national NCAA promotion, ECU will give away 100 purses at the game and during half time will recognize Bo Batts of the Pitt County Girls Softball League for his contribution to women's sports in the Pitt County area.

The women's game against the Golden Eagles has also been designated as Fan Appreciation Day, with all fans receiving free admission. Pirate fans can meet and greet the 2005-06 Lady Pirates following the game at an autograph session inside Minges Coliseum.

Saturday night, the men's team will square off against Tulane at 7 p.m. on Senior Night. Before the game, seniors Mike Castro, Will O'Neal and Corey Rouse will be honored at halfcourt for their contributions to the program.

During the first half of the ECU-Tulane matchup, newly appointed women's golf coach Kim Lewellen, who is staring on the Golf Channel's Big Break V, will be introduced to the crowd. At halftime of the Conference USA matchup, all qualifiers of the Pepsi/Quixote Travel/WITN shootout will compete against each other for two airline tickets to any destination US Airways flies, with the exception of Europe.

On Sunday, Feb. 26, the Lady Pirates will close out the season against Central Florida on Girl Scout Day with a scheduled tip-off set for 1 p.m. All Girl Scouts will receive a free ticket to the game. Prior to the game, ECU head coach Sharon Baldwin-Tener and her staff will recognize seniors Catherine Coley, Ebonee Downey and LaToya Horton, who will be playing their final home game at ECU.

For more information on any of these promotions, call the ECU Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-DIAL-ECU or 252-328-4500.

Juco hoops coach climbs to 1,000-win plateau

Three Rivers Community College head coach Gene Bess became the first college basketball coach to record 1,000 wins when his junior college team defeated Forest Park, 77-60, on Wednesday, according to a Sports Network report.

Now in his 36th season as athletic director and head coach at Three Rivers, Bess holds a 1,000-258 career mark and is the all-time winningest junior college coach.

Bess has led the Raiders to two National Junior College Athletic Associations national championships (1979 and 1992), 13 tournament appearances, seven final four showings and has been named NJCAA Coach of the Year twice.

Bess' mark is unequaled in college hoops, though there are two active head coaches over the 900 mark. Harry Statham, head coach at NAIA member McKendree College for the last 40 years, has compiled 912 wins, while Tennessee women's coach Pat Summitt has 906 career victories.

Former UNC-Chapel Hill coach Dean Smith tops all NCAA Division I men's coaches with 879 wins.

C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule

(Updated through Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006)


TEAM                  C-USA    ALL
Memphis                11-0   25-2
Texas-El Paso          10-2   17-7
UAB                     9-2   19-5
Houston                 8-3   18-6
Central Florida         5-6  11-13
Rice                    5-6  11-13
Tulsa                   5-6  10-14
Southern Methodist      4-8  12-13
Tulane                  4-7   9-15
Marshall                3-8  10-14
Southern Miss           2-9   8-18
East Carolina          2-10   8-17

----- SCORES -----

   No games scheduled.

   Central Florida 69, East Carolina 49
   Tulsa 73, Southern Methodist 56
   Memphis 66, Texas-El Paso 56

----- SCHEDULE -----

   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 other sources. Copyright 2006 and other publishers. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


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