Miss hurler shares national honor ... Iowa State finds its
man ... Sweet 16 teams sweeten the conference pot
family visitation, memorial announced ... ECU makes strong
start in outdoor season ... Webcasts supplement CBS tourney
marches on ... Former Holland aide leads team into Sweet 16
... Cowboy grapplers lasso NCAA title
in charge after Hampton coach quits ... Virginia Wesleyan
wins Division III crown ... Report on Title IX goes to
Big Dance ... literally ... DePaul legend Meyer succumbs at
92 ... Morgan out at Iowa State
Robinson tops NCAA list ... UTEP out of NIT ... Bomb scare
delays San Diego regional
Dome designer dies ... Buckley bounced at Ball State ...
Westphal dismissed at Pepperdine ... C-USA Hoops Tournament
cagers getting it done in classroom ... Title IX update due
from government agency ... C-USA Tournament Wrap-up
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
gets No. 1 seed ... Villanova's Ray expected to bounce back
C-USA Tournament Wrap-up
reigns as conference champ ... Pirates' Frasure 7th in NCAA
weight throw ... Arizona State ousts basketball coach ...
C-USA Tournament Scoreboard
days designated for football season ... Tulsa scrimmages
under Thursday night lights ... Tigers' Carney, Calipari
sweep C-USA honors ... C-USA Tournament Scoreboard
accepts position with Packers ... ECU spring football taking
spring break ... K-State shows Woolridge the door ... C-USA
throwing his weight around ... Pirates top Tar Heels in
softball ... O'Leary planning to stay at Central Florida ...
C-USA Scoreboard & Tournament Schedule
C-USA freshmen team ... ESPN nixes Vitale's commentary on
CBS ... Seahawks are dancin' ...
C-USA Scoreboard & Tournament Schedule
earns C-USA distinction ... Spring drills: Depth chart
two-plus weeks away ... Marshall, Rice players share hitting
honors ... C-USA Scoreboard & Tournament Schedule
Bucs set for late-night joust with UCF ... ECU spring
drills: pads on, snap exchange off ... C-USA Scoreboard &
experience technical difficulties ... Huggins returns for
Cincinnati's seniors ... C-USA Scoreboard & Tournament
to strap on pads today ... Lady Pirates eliminated by Tulsa
... Briefs: More coaching exits; Tourney action ... C-USA
Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
Pirates nip UAB in C-USA Tournament ... UAB stuns Memphis to
boost dance prospects ... Mile High hosting in-state rivals
... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard
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
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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Pirates fine-tune for Friday night scrimmage
After a rust-shaking performance Monday
which followed an 11-day layoff, East Carolina responded with a sharp
two-hour workout at the Cliff Moore Practice Complex Wednesday afternoon,
according to a release from the university's athletic media relations
The Pirates finished preparations for
their first official intra-squad scrimmage on Friday night.
Wednesday's session was the Pirates'
eight practice of the spring period and leaves seven more to go, including
two scrimmages and the annual Purple-Gold Spring Game set for April 8.
"I thought today's practice was another
solid effort," said ECU coach Skip Holtz. "We were a little sharper and got
a lot accomplished heading into our first scrimmage. We passed the halfway
point and I believe we've made a lot of progress. There has been a lot of
individual work done and now we're starting to put the team aspect
East Carolina worked on assorted sets
and schemes with varying personnel. For the second straight workout, the
Pirates carried out many 11-on-11 drills. The session ended with
third-and-eight and third-and-two situations inside the redzone.
"I think it's natural for us to want to
see both units click a little more," Holtz added. "Yet, I was happy to see
guys like (tight end) Davon Drew come out and compete like he did. We still
have a long way to go but at least we'll get a good look at where we are
exactly at after Friday."
Holtz indicated the Friday night
scrimmage, scripted for approximately 100 plays, would consist of a series
of 10-play possessions for each unit and conclude with a set of goal line
drills. All levels of the Pirates' current personnel chart are expected to
experience action for evaluation or game tape purposes.
After the completion of Friday's
scrimmage, which is open only to Pirate Club members in several area
chapters as part of a special event, ECU will take the weekend off before
opening its fourth week of work Monday, March 27.
A two-deep depth chart is scheduled for
release after the Friday night scrimmage.
Alford seeks to defuse Indiana speculation
Iowa coach Steve Alford, a former star
as a player at Indiana, issued a statement Wednesday saying that he didn't
have any interviews scheduled and that he looked forward to continued
success as the head coach at Iowa.
Multiple sources confirmed that Alford
is still waiting to be ruled out as a candidate at Indiana, which is
expected to start moving on the opening created by the resignation of Mike
Davis by the end of the week.
Sources also told ESPN.com that
Missouri has strong interest in Alford.
A source close to the search told
ESPN.com that Alford is one of four candidates high on Missouri's list.
Others include UAB's Mike Anderson, West Virginia's John Beilein and
Creighton's Dana Altman.
Cincinnati is also shopping for a
coach. Interim appointee Andy Kennedy guided the Bearcats past Minnesota,
76-62, in the NIT on Tuesday night. George Washington's Karl Hobbs and
George Mason's Jim Larranaga have both been mentioned as possibilities for
the Bearcats' post.
Citadel forms hoops coach search committee
Director of Athletics Les Robinson on
Monday announced that he has assembled an advisory committee to help select
The Citadel's new basketball coach, according to the institution's athletic
Named to the advisory committee are Dr.
Harris F. "Sam" Pearson '55, a retired radiologist from Fort Worth, TX;
William B. "Bill" Sansom '64, former Chairman of the Board of Trustees at
the University of Tennessee and president of the H.T. Hackney Company in
Knoxville, TN; Gene Moore III '50, an attorney from Boynton Beach, FL;
Xavier Starkes '84, a former Bulldog basketball player and an attorney in
Columbia; Julian Frasier '59, a former Citadel Board of Visitors member who
is president of Frasier Tire Service in Sumter; Tom McQueeney '74, a State
Farm Insurance salesman in Charleston and chairman of the Johnson Hagood
Stadium Revitalization Committee; and Bobby Cremins, former Georgia Tech
basketball coach who resides on Hilton Head Island.
"We have a solid group of individuals
who will serve in an advisory capacity, and their insights will be utilized
to the maximum," said Robinson. "We are seeking the perfect fit to lead our
basketball program for the long term."
The new coach will replace Pat Dennis,
who resigned March 9 after 14 years at the helm.
Robinson stated that there is no
specific timetable for the search and added that finding the right
individual to guide the Bulldogs is paramount.
Until a new coach is hired, Robinson
will continue to act as The Citadel's interim basketball coach. He stated
that he would not take the coach's position on a permanent basis.
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