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03.16.06: Dean Dome designer dies ... Buckley bounced at Ball State ... Westphal dismissed at Pepperdine ... C-USA Hoops Tournament wrap-up
03.15.06: Seahawk cagers getting it done in classroom ... Title IX update due from government agency ... C-USA Tournament Wrap-up
03.14.06: Tulsa draws Wolfpack in women's regional ... Henderson out at Delaware ... Temple icon Chaney says it's time to step down ... C-USA Tournament Wrap-up
03.13.06: Memphis gets No. 1 seed ... Villanova's Ray expected to bounce back ...
C-USA Tournament Wrap-up
03.12.06: Memphis reigns as conference champ ... Pirates' Frasure 7th in NCAA weight throw ... Arizona State ousts basketball coach ... C-USA Tournament Scoreboard
03.11.06: Special days designated for football season ... Tulsa scrimmages under Thursday night lights ... Tigers' Carney, Calipari sweep C-USA honors ... C-USA Tournament Scoreboard
03.10.06: Koonce accepts position with Packers ... ECU spring football taking spring break ... K-State shows Woolridge the door ... C-USA Tournament Scoreboard
03.09.06: Frasure throwing his weight around ... Pirates top Tar Heels in softball ... O'Leary planning to stay at Central Florida ... C-USA Scoreboard & Tournament Schedule
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

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Jackie Robinson tops NCAA list


Jackie Robinson, Arthur Ashe, Jesse Owens, Dwight D. Eisenhower and John Wooden top the list of the NCAA's "100 Most Influential Student-Athletes."

As part of the NCAA Centennial celebration in 2006, ESPN Classic began airing Monday a pair of one-hour programs highlighting the 100 Most Influential NCAA Student-Athletes. The two shows count down student-athletes from 100 to 51 and 50 to 1, respectively.

The program specials will re-air several times on ESPNU, the 24-hour college sports network.

"The list of 100 student-athletes represents the best of what college sports and higher education bring to our society," said NCAA President Myles Brand. "Their collective positive impact serves as a model for today's student-athletes."

The NCAA defines the 100 Most Influential Student-Athletes as those who have made a significant impact or major contributions to society.

For the complete list, go to and click on 100 Most Influential Student-Athletes.

UTEP out of NIT

Chris Hunter scored a season-high 20 points and Dion Harris added 18 to lead Michigan to its sixth straight postseason win, an 82-67 victory over Texas-El Paso in the NIT on Thursday.

Jason Williams had 25 points and Miguel Ayala added 10 for the Miners (21-10), who have not won consecutive postseason games since their 1992 run to the NCAA tournament's round of 16.

Michigan (19-10), the 2004 NIT champion, broke a three-game losing streak and will host Notre Dame in a second-round game Monday.

Bomb scare delays San Diego regional

The Alabama-Marquette basketball game in the NCAA basketball tournament was held up Thursday morning after security found a suspicious package atop a condiment stand at San Diego State University's Cox Arena, according to a San Diego Union-Tribune report.

Fire Department bomb technicians using a robot determined the package to be harmless. The delay left an estimated 2,000 people waiting outside the gates until the “all clear” was sounded about 11:15 a.m. Fans were allowed into the area about 45 minutes later.

The contents of the package turned out to be non-food items related to the condiment stand — plastic eating utensils, napkins and Styrofoam cups, said Fire Department spokesman Maurice Luque.

An earlier report that the package was a briefcase was erroneous.

The first game was pushed back to 12:50 p.m., with the start of each subsequent game delayed by 70 minutes.

Two bomb-sniffing dogs belonging to arena security “alerted” on the package about two hours before Alabama was due to tip off against Marquette at Cox Arena, according to a university official.

Authorities then decided to conduct a more thorough search.

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