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03.08.06: Hinnant makes All
C-USA freshmen team ... ESPN nixes Vitale's commentary on CBS ... Seahawks are dancin' ...
C-USA Scoreboard & Tournament Schedule
03.07.06: Rouse earns C-USA distinction ... Spring drills: Depth chart two-plus weeks away ... Marshall, Rice players share hitting honors ... C-USA Scoreboard & Tournament Schedule
03.06.06: Tourney: Bucs set for late-night joust with UCF ... ECU spring drills: pads on, snap exchange off ... C-USA Scoreboard & Tournament Schedule
03.05.06: 49ers experience technical difficulties ... Huggins returns for Cincinnati's seniors ... C-USA Scoreboard & Tournament Schedule
03.04.06: Pirates to strap on pads today ... Lady Pirates eliminated by Tulsa ... Briefs: More coaching exits; Tourney action ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
03.03.06: Lady Pirates nip UAB in C-USA Tournament ... UAB stuns Memphis to boost dance prospects ... Mile High hosting in-state rivals ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard
03.02.06: Lady Pirates Young, Mills collect accolades ... Cover boy Redick and Duke tripped by hex ... Marlins need 9th-inning rally to edge Miami ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard
03.01.06: Golden Hurricane starts spring workouts ... Tulane's 'refugee' grid team returning home ... Cage coaching merry-go-round speeds up ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard
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
02.20.06: Producers working on Marshall film title ... NCAA announces plush digs at Final Four ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule

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Compiled from staff reports and electronic dispatches

Frasure throwing his weight around


East Carolina junior Eric Frasure will represent the Pirates at the 2006 NCAA indoor track and field championships this weekend at the University of Arkansas, according to a release from ECU sports media relations.

Frasure qualified in the 35-pound weight throw event with a school-record effort of 21.62 meters at the UNC Last Chance Meet in Chapel Hill on March 1. He successfully defended his Conference USA title with a toss of 20.73 on Feb. 24 in Houston.

The Hopewell (Charlotte) High School product has captured six weight throw titles at seven different venues and eclipsed his own school record on two occasions during the course of the 2006 season.

Pirates top Tar Heels in softball

East Carolina senior Krista Jessup scored on a squeeze bunt by freshman Jessica Johnson in the eighth inning to lead the Pirates to a 2-1 victory over nationally-ranked North Carolina Wednesday night in Greenville.

North Carolina (14-5) started the scoring in the top of the first. The Pirates (15-5) responded in the third inning when sophomore Erin St. Ledger connected for a two-out double to left field, scoring senior Ashley Quick from third base.

In the bottom of the eighth, Jessup, starting the inning on second base due to softball extra inning rules and advanced to third on a Beth Nolan sacrifice bunt.

Tar Heel pitcher Crystal Cox (5-4) struck out seven batters and allowed five hits. ECU pitcher Keli Harrell (9-3) allowed only four hits while striking out one in her sixth complete game of the season.

O'Leary planning to stay at Central Florida

After directing a huge improvement at Central Florida, Knights football coach George O'Leary told Florida Today that he doesn't plan to use the Conference USA program as a stepping stone to another position.

"I'll be 60 this summer, and I'm not looking to go anywhere," O'Leary said. "I had opportunities to do that, but I made a commitment to get this done right here.. ... Some coaches are noticed, some are remembered, and I'd like to be one that was remembered."

O'Leary's focus now is continuing the momentum UCF started last season in one of the biggest turnarounds in college football history, going from 0-11 in 2004 to 8-5 in 2005. The Knights won the Eastern Division of C-USA, playing in the first league title game and their first bowl game.

C-USA Scoreboard & Tournament Schedule

(Updated through Wednesday, March 8, 2006)

----- SCHEDULE -----

FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN

  (10) Southern Methodist 61, (7) Rice 59
  (11) Southern Miss 66, (6) Tulsa 61
  (8) Tulane 64, (9) Marshall 58
  (5) Central Florida 65, (12) East Carolina 52

  Southern Methodist vs. (2) UAB, 1 pm
  Southern Miss vs. (3) Texas-El Paso, 3:30 pm
  Tulane vs. (1) Memphis, 7 pm
  Central Florida vs. (4) Houston, 9 pm

  Semifinal No. 1 (Highest Remaining Seed) 4:30 pm
  Semifinal No. 2 7:00 pm

  Championship Game 11:35 am (CBS)


TEAM                  C-USA    ALL
Memphis                13-1   27-3
UAB                    12-2   22-5
Texas-El Paso          11-3   19-8
Houston                 9-5   19-8
Central Florida         7-7  13-14
Rice                    6-8  12-15
Tulane                  6-8  11-16
Tulsa                   6-8  11-16
Marshall                5-9  12-15
Southern Methodist     4-10  12-15
Southern Miss          3-11   9-20
East Carolina          2-12   8-19

----- SCORES -----


   Southern Mississippi 74, East Carolina 56
   Rice 68, Southern Methodist 66
   Central Florida 66, Texas-El Paso 55
   Tulsa 63, Tulane 59
   UAB 82, Marshall 61
   Memphis 69, Houston 62


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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