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02.28.06: ECU's Smith captures C-USA hitting honor ... Cravens forced out as Wildcats hoops coach ... MRI brings positive news for 'Nova star ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.27.06: Diamond Deacs stun top-ranked Gators ... Pairings set for C-USA women's tournament ... Davis wins last home game at Indiana ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.26.06: Stanford will open new stadium against Navy ... UTEP men, Houston women capture track titles ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard
02.25.06: Home state honors K-State football icon ... Switzer endorse Osborne for Neb. governor ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.24.06: ECU home hoops finales bring promotions ... Juco hoops coach climbs to 1,000-win plateau ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard
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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Golden Hurricane starts spring workouts


Defending Conference USA champion Tulsa became the first league school to start spring football practice as the Golden Hurricane began offseason workouts Tuesday night.

Four other C-USA programs open spring practice this week. Rice and UAB gets their spring workouts started today, while East Carolina begins on Thursday and Southern Methodist starts its drills on Friday.

The Pirates have set their spring game for April 8.

Tulsa also gets C-USA's 11th football season underway on Thurs., Aug. 31, when the Golden Hurricane hosts Stephen F. Austin. A full slate of games will be held on Sat., Sept. 2, including ECU at Navy.

The league's second annual football championship game is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 2.

Tulane's 'refugee' grid team returning home

After a 2005 season spent on the road while displaced by Hurricane Katrina, the Tulane football team will return to New Orleans on Sat., Sept. 30, 2006, for the first of five 2006 home games. In its first "true" home game in two years, the Green Wave will play host to Conference USA rival Southern Methodist, one of four schools which served as emergency hosts to Tulane teams last fall.

The Wave will also welcome league foes Rice (Oct. 7), Southern Miss (Nov. 11) and Central Florida (Nov. 18) to the Louisiana Superdome, along with non-conference visitor Army (Oct. 28).

Cage coaching merry-go-round speeds up

A day after Weber State released Joe Cravens from his duties as head basketball coach, Dick Bennett announced Tuesday that he will retire as Washington State's coach after the season.

Bennett, who has a 36-46 record in three years at WSU, said that that he would turn over the team to his son, Tony Bennett. Tony Bennett has been helping his father as an associate coach.

Elsewhere, Rutgers athletic officials are negotiating a buy-out of the contract of basketball coach Gary Waters, according to The Record of Bergen County.

Waters is in his fifth season at Rutgers and has a record of 76-73. The Scarlet Knights are 16-12 this season.

C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule

(Updated through Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006)


TEAM                  C-USA    ALL
Memphis                12-0   26-2
Texas-El Paso          11-2   18-7
UAB                    10-2   20-5
Houston                 8-4   18-7
Central Florida         6-6  12-13
Rice                    5-7  11-14
Tulane                  5-7  10-15
Tulsa                   5-7  10-15
Marshall                4-8  11-14
Southern Methodist      4-9  12-14
Southern Miss          2-10   8-19
East Carolina          2-11   8-18

----- SCORES -----


   No games scheduled.

----- SCHEDULE -----


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


   Memphis at UAB, 9:30 pm


   East Carolina at Southern Mississippi, 5 pm
   Southern Methodist at Rice, 7:05 pm
   Texas-El Paso at Central Florida, 7:30 pm
   Tulane at Tulsa, 8:05 pm
   Marshall at UAB, 8:30 pm
   Houston at Memphis, 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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