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03.18.06: The Big Dance ... literally ... DePaul legend Meyer succumbs at 92 ... Morgan out at Iowa State
03.17.06: Jackie Robinson tops NCAA list ... UTEP out of NIT ... Bomb scare delays San Diego regional
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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Morgan in charge after Hampton coach quits


Hampton University head basketball coach Bobby Collins has resigned from his position, the university has announced on its athletics web site. A search for his replacement will begin immediately.

Assistant Richard Morgan, a former East Carolina staff member under Bill Herrion, will oversee the program until a successor is named.

Collins spent the past 11 years at Hampton, four as head coach, where he compiled an overall record of 65-57. The Pirates won the MEAC tournament championship last week before falling to Monmouth, 71-49, in the NCAA Tournament play-in game.

Virginia Wesleyan wins Division III crown

Sophomore guard Ton Ton Balegna sparked a second-half rally and hit the game-winning shot as Virginia Wesleyan edged Wittenberg 59-56 Saturday in Salem, VA, for the NCAA Division III national basketball championship.

Balegna hit a lay-up, stole the ball and then canned a short jump shot with 1:54 left to tie the game 52-52. Wesleyan grabbed its first lead when Brandon Adair got a lay-up with 1:20 to push the Marlins (30-3) ahead 54-52.

Adair also tied the game 56-56 when he hit a pair of free throws with 49.3 seconds left. After Wittenberg ’s Daniel Russ was called for traveling, Balegna sent a 3-point shot whistling through with 2.1 seconds left for the game-winning shot.

It was the first NCAA team championship by an Old Dominion Athletic Conference school of any sort and kept Wittenberg from snaring the second Division III basketball title in the school’s history. The Tigers claimed the 1977 crown.

Balegna and Adair combined for most of the Norfolk college's points. Balegna hit a game high 22 followed by his teammate’s 21-point effort.

Report on Title IX goes to Congress

USA Today's Erik Brady has reported that the U.S. Department of Education sent a report to Congress late Friday in response to a year-long argument with its critics over the use of interest surveys in cases involving Title IX, the law that bans sex discrimination at schools receiving federal funds.

The department's Office of Civil Rights issued a clarification letter on March 17, 2005, that allowed schools to use interest surveys alone to determine if they had met the athletic interest and abilities of their female students. Women's groups said that was unfair because previously schools that used interest surveys also had to consider other factors.

The Senate Appropriations Committee ordered the Education Department on Dec. 30 to issue a report by Friday that answered several questions, among them what schools typically consider aside from surveys when assessing interest and abilities.

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