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03.20.06: Memphis marches on ... Former Holland aide leads team into Sweet 16 ... Cowboy grapplers lasso NCAA title
03.19.06: Morgan in charge after Hampton coach quits ... Virginia Wesleyan wins Division III crown ... Report on Title IX goes to Congress
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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VanSant family visitation, memorial announced


Arrangements have been scheduled for Dr. Henry VanSant, former East Carolina football player, coach, athletic administrator and hall of fame member, who died March 16 at age 70.

A memorial service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Greenville.

There will be a reception and family visitation held Wednesday, beginning at 5 p.m., at Harvey Hall in the Murphy Center on the ECU athletic campus adjacent to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

In lieu of flowers, memorials gifts may be made to the ECU Educational Foundation, for the Henry VanSant Scholarship Endowment, ECU Ward Sports Medicine Building, Suite 304, Greenville, NC 27858-4353; or the McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge, 930-A Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834.

ECU makes strong start in outdoor season

Senior Hector Cotto and freshmen Jerek Hewett and Brandon Small each captured individual titles while junior Terrance Myers earned NCAA regional qualification in the hammer throw to lead East Carolina at the season-opening Shamrock Invitational over the weekend at the Coastal Carolina Track & Field Complex.

Cotto easily cruised to the championship in the 110-meter hurdle event with a time of 14.73, according to a release from ECU sports media relations, while Hewett and Small, both making their collegiate outdoor debut, won the 100-meter (10.71) and 400-meter (47.87) sprints, respectively.

Myers bested the NCAA regional qualifying mark of 55.63 in the hammer with a second-place effort of 58.40 meters, which also surpassed his previous career best of 58.25 set during last season's Conference USA Championships in Houston.

In all, ECU athletes earned a total of 22 top 10 individual finishes during the meet and added two relay titles, winning both the 4x100 and 4x400-meter medals.

Webcasts supplement CBS tourney ratings

Michael Hiestand of USA Today has reported that CBS averaged 5.3% of U.S. TV households in each game broadcast window for the first three days of the NCAA Tournament, down from 5.4% at this point last year — but the average was its highest since 1998.

The response to online Webcasts of CBS coverage exceeded network projections. Last year CBS charged $20 for the package, which allows users to see games not being shown on their local station. This year CBS decided to make the Webcasts free in hopes of attracting more eyeballs and thus more ad revenue. That would more than compensate for losing the online user fees.

It has been reported by that CBS SportsLine's NCAA March Madness on Demand has served over 14 million streams of live video from the 2006 NCAA Tournament and recorded over four million visitors during the first four days of the tournament.

The volume of the video streams and visitor traffic are believed to far surpass the total number of streams served and visits recorded for any previous live event in Internet history. NASA's online video coverage of the launch and landing of the Space Shuttle Discovery is believed to have held the previous record for largest live Internet event with more than 2.6 million visitors.

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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