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03.28.06: Duke president speaks out on lacrosse scandal ... USM, Houston off to unbeaten league starts ... Auburn sweeps NCAA swimming
03.27.06: UConn shocked, by George! ... ECU's Frasure earns outdoor qualifications ... Winona State takes Division II hoops title
03.26.06: Bruins end Memphis' run ... Scrimmage moves Pirates toward two-deep .. East Carolina cagers to transfer
03.25.06: Orsini jumps from Central Florida to SMU ... Orr walks the plank at Seton Hall ... USC's Booty sidelined, may face surgery
03.24.06: Western Carolina to retire LeClair's No. 23 ... Memphis reaches Elite Eight, Duke bounced ... Cincinnati at hub of coaching moves
03.23.06: Pirates fine-tune for Friday night scrimmage ... Alford seeks to defuse Indiana speculation ... Citadel forms hoops coach search committee
03.22.06: Southern Miss hurler shares national honor ... Iowa State finds its man ... Sweet 16 teams sweeten the conference pot
03.21.06: VanSant family visitation, memorial announced ... ECU makes strong start in outdoor season ... Webcasts supplement CBS tourney ratings
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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Lou Holtz speaks to East Carolina gridders


Legendary coach Lou Holtz spoke to the East Carolina football team after Monday's spring workout. The retired coach is the father of Pirates coach Skip Holtz.

ECU will conduct a comparatively light spring workout in football today, according to a release from the university's sports media relations department.

The Pirates had a relatively demanding workout on Monday, which followed their first spring scrimmage on Friday night.

ECU returned to the FieldTurf surface of the Cliff Moore Practice Complex on Monday and turned in an enthusiastic 140-minute workout in full pads.

Head coach Skip Holtz and his staff are nearing the completion of tape evaluations of the scrimmage and the development of ECU's first public depth chart which will be released Wednesday afternoon.

"I think we accomplished what we set out to do," Holtz said after reviewing the 110-play controlled scrimmage. "Again, it wasn't a typical scrimmage in a traditional sense with the 10-play possessions and the situational looks we operated in but we certainly got some good tape out of it."

Monday's practice was ECU's 10th of the spring period, leaving just five more sessions to be conducted, including a second scrimmage scheduled for Friday afternoon and the playing of the Purple-Gold Game on April 8.

Holtz opted to put the Pirates back in pads after Friday's physical contest to get a closer look at what he described as "some unfinished business" before planning to oversee a light helmet and shorts workout Wednesday.

"There were a lot of positives, but we're still a long way from being a team," Holtz said. "We're a little farther away than I'd like, which is why we wanted another scrimmage-type, physical day."

After conducting brief standard individual sessions to open Monday's practice, the Pirates spent the majority of the segment working primarily on team drills, concentrating on situational tendencies such as down and distance and red-zone efficiency on both sides of the ball.

"Right now, we have a bunch of guys who are twos and we need them to move up a level," Holtz said. "While we have to put a lot of stock in a two-deep at this stage because it's where we are right now, it'll change after Friday's scrimmage and again after the spring game."

Lou Holtz, one of college football's all-time winningest coaches, observed the workout of his son's team Monday before addressing squad.

C-USA baseball on television

Three Conference USA games are scheduled to air on CSTV this spring. The first game will be televised this Friday night when No. 6 Rice and No. 11 Tulane meet in a rematch of last year's New Orleans Super Regional at 7:30 p.m. Carter Blackburn will provide the play-by-play, while former major leaguer Kevin Stocker will serve as the analyst.

On Sunday, April 9, Tulane's 5 p.m. game at Houston will be shown.

CSTV will air the C-USA Tournament championship game on Sunday, May 28 at 9 p.m., according to the C-USA web site.

Duke lacrosse in limbo

Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead announced Tuesday that the university is suspending future games of the Blue Devils' men’s lacrosse team until there is a clearer resolution of the legal situation involving team members.

The action, made in response to a request from team members, was announced on the school's athletic department Website. It follows allegations of a sexual assault of a woman hired as a private dancer at a party attended by team members Mar. 13 at 610 N. Buchanan Blvd.

Durham police are currently looking into the allegations, but no charges have been filed.

Redick, Morrison unanimous choices

Duke's J.J. Redick was selected as a repeat and unanimous choice to the Associated Press All-America team while teammate Shelden Williams also garnered first-team mention, according to an announcement at

Adam Morrison of Gonzaga joined Redick as a unanimous selection for the squad. They were joined on the first team by Randy Foye of Villanova and Brandon Roy, Washington's first All-America in 53 years.

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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