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04.06.06: Pirates hold final session before Purple-Gold ... Pressler resigns as Duke lacrosse coach ... Division I athletes face summer drug tests
04.05.06: Thirteen C-USA alums in big leagues ... UAB interviews Davis ... Rondo departs Kentucky
04.04.06: ECU hurler Taylor earns league's weekly honor ... Pirates prepare for Purple- Gold Game ... Wooden watches final from hospital
04.03.06: Bruins go for record 12th NCAA hoops title ... Throng watches Texas spring game ... Pirates make strong showing in Florida
04.02.06: Sendek may become a Sun Devil ... Brownell departs UNCW for Wright State ... San Diego State star opts for NBA
04.01.06: J.P., ECU air game in high gear ... Jury awards no dough in suit against Petrino ... Redick reaps AP player of the year honor ... Lightning strikes Tigers twice
03.31.06: ECU golfer shares C-USA honor ... UAB's Johnson to face Globetrotters ... Rockne to be remembered across the globe
03.30.06: Pirate Club leader moving up to new position ... ECU tennis duo gathering accolades ... Ex-Tar Heel gridder charged with sex crime ... Hoosiers tap N.C. native to guide hoops
03.29.06: Lou Holtz speaks to East Carolina gridders ...
C-USA baseball on television ... Duke lacrosse in limbo ... Redick, Morrison unanimous choices
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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1070 airing Purple-Gold Game programming


WNCT-AM Talk 1070 will air a spring game preview Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM. The show will broadcast live from outside the Murphy Center and will lead into the Pirate Sports Network’s coverage of East Carolina's Purple-Gold Game beginning at 2:45.

Patrick Johnson of Talk 1070 and columnist and Pirates’ Chest editor Denny O'Brien will co-host the program. The tandem has co-hosted Talk 1070's football pre-game show the last two seasons.

East Carolina football coach Skip Holtz, offensive coordinator Skip Shankweiler, and defensive coordinator Greg Hudson are among the guests scheduled to stop by for live on-air interviews. Several former East Carolina standouts also are expected to appear.

SMU dismisses Tubbs

The Dallas Morning News reported that Southern Methodist basketball coach Jimmy Tubbs was fired Thursday afternoon.

Tubbs had completed only two seasons of a four-year contract signed in March 2004.

Tubbs, 57, declined comment.

Retiring athletic director Jim Copeland made the decision to fire Tubbs and said in a statement, "SMU holds its coaches accountable for high standards of compliance with NCAA rules and university procedures in all areas of their programs."

The Dallas paper reported that Tubbs would be paid for the remainder of his contract. Tubbs was 27-20 with the Mustangs, including 13-16 this past season. SMU reported itself for NCAA violations while Tubbs was running the program.

Tulane hoops star invited to Portsmouth event

Tulane basketball standout Quincy Davis has been selected to compete in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, a four-day postseason event which begins on today in Portsmouth, Va.

"I am hoping to get exposure and to get my name out there," Davis said. "It is really exciting for me to have this opportunity. I am hoping to do well and get the opportunity to continue my basketball career, whether it's in the U.S. or in Europe."

In its 55th year of existence, the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament includes 64 college seniors broken up into eight teams of eight players each. They play 11 games over the four-day period with approximately 200 NBA representatives, as well as many international scouts, in attendance.

Other prominent names included on this year's rosters, according to the C-USA website, are Carl Krauser (Pittsburgh), Eric Hicks (Cincinnati), Chris Quinn (Notre Dame), Curtis Withers (Charlotte), Jeff Horner (Iowa), Sean Dockery (Duke), Darrel Mitchell (LSU), Steve Novak (Marquette) and David Noel (North Carolina).

Colorado College becomes C-USA affiliate

The Colorado College women's soccer team has accepted an invitation to compete as a temporary affiliate member of Conference USA, starting with the 2006 season, the league and school jointly announced today.

The Tigers will fill a spot vacated by Tulane University, which dropped women's soccer and seven other varsity sports for an indefinite period of time after Hurricane Katrina.

"This is a great fit for us," said Geoff Bennett, who heads into his third season as head coach at Colorado College. "We truly are honored that Conference USA viewed our program as one that will help them become a better soccer conference. We have worked hard these last two years to establish our program as an up-and-coming commodity and we now will try to become one of the upper echelon teams in Conference USA."

Conference USA is comprised of 12 member schools in women's soccer. Colorado College joins East Carolina, Houston, Marshall, Memphis, Rice, Southern Methodist, Southern Mississippi, Tulsa, UAB, Central Florida and Texas-El Paso in completing the list. Three of those teams — regular-season champion SMU, along with playoff champ Rice and UTEP — earned bids to the 2005 NCAA playoffs.

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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