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05.31.06: Owls, Herd, Pirates pace C-USA academics ... ECU's Witter inks baseball deal with Giants ... Hamrick discusses NCAA baseball selections
05.30.06: Rice leads four CUSA teams into NCAA playoffs ... ECU's Cotto hurdles to NCAA title meet ... 'Horns' title ring goes on, then off eBay
05.29.06: Rice rolls in Conference USA baseball finale ... ECU 4x100 relay qualifies for NCAA title dash ... Huggins takes disciplinary action at K-State
05.28.06: O'Leary gets lengthy deal at Central Florida ... City rivals set for C-USA baseball showdown ... Duke women golfers defend NCAA title
05.27.06: Alumnus Wharton returns to lead Pirate Club ... Sampson subjected to NCAA sanctions ... C-USA athletes selected for leadership forum
05.26.06: SMU's Turner to co-chair Knight Commission ... Blazers golf recruit wins national juco title ... Former ECU player Kilgore inks with UTEP
05.25.06: Large Houston recruiting class becomes larger ... Duke women's lacrosse supports men's team ... Wolfpack hands Heels ACC Tournament loss
05.24.06: Jake Smith headlines ECU's all-league picks ... ECU softball's Krista Jessup inks pro deal ... SMU football gains award for 100% grad rate
05.23.06: Hart may nix FSU recruit's grant after arrest ... Memphis, Rice players take weekly awards ... Lady Vols coach rewarded with fat new deal
05.22.06: Rice hosting C-USA baseball; ECU starts early ... Inman gets two-game suspension at UGa ... Tide linebacker booked on multiple charges
05.21.06: 'Ride with The Voice' fundraiser set for June ... Ga. Tech to host Irish and ESPN Game Day ... Smith, Bowden, Paterno headed for I-A Hall
05.20.06: 'Big House' set for $226 million makeover ...
C-USA lands seven on preseason football list ... Decades-long coaching career ends for Sutton
05.19.06: Holland heads up hoops scheduling task force ... Houston, Rice hurlers on
10-man Clemens list ... Tucker turns away from Texas, retains agent
05.18.06: Navy, NCSU limit tickets for ECU fans ... C-USA trio invited to USA Baseball tryouts ... Wolfpack's Brackman to sit out rest of season
05.17.06: Houston hurler gets national pitching honor ... Former UVa grid coach Blackburn dies at 93 ... Three players leaving Ole Miss hoops program
05.16.06: Former ECU slugger Tracy inks mega-deal ... C-USA announces weekly baseball awards ... Third Duke lacrosse player indicted
05.15.06: Frasure, Cotto pace ECU in C-USA track & field ... Tulsa headed to Fresno softball regional ... Texas RB nabbed with pot-filled backpack
05.14.06: Southern Cal cager shot and killed ... ECU's Hewett moves into C-USA sprint finals ... Tulsa wins softball crown on walkoff homer ... Black college football pioneer Robinson dies
05.13.06: ECU's Eric Frasure wins C-USA hammer throw ... ECU's Jake Smith in running for Bench Award ... Houston boots Pirates from softball tourney ... Illini plan major renovations of football stadium
05.12.06: Pirates still alive in C-USA softball tournament ... ECU women tied for 20th in golf regional ... St. John's receives ruling on infractions
05.11.06: Harrell makes first team All C-USA ... Danger of spearing in football cited ... Prep star says dream led him to Jayhawks
05.10.06: Vols sign multi-sport standout Mattingly ... 2006 College Football Hall class announced ... Ducks tab Casey Martin to guide golf team
05.09.06: ECU's Harrell honored on eve of tournament ... Washington's Romar to guide USA under-18's ... Cavs, Terps take aim on NCAA lacrosse title
05.08.06: Mountaineers to be recognized in Raleigh ... Towe to join Lowe at NCSU ... 'Noles edge Deacs in record setter
05.07.06: N.C. State's long hunt officially over ... ECU gains berth in C-USA Softball Tourney
05.06.06: Hoops rule committee looks at 3-point distance ... Blue chipper makes late commitment to Duke ... Colorado cage coach faces season in limbo
05.05.06: Lowe and behold, Pack fills its vacancy ... Horns, Sooners extend deal with Cotton Bowl ... Mascot lands 7th-seeded Illini on the road
05.04.06: ECU's Harrell snares another C-USA award ... 'Bama okays hefty new contract for Shula ... Downey heading from Bearcats to Gamecocks
05.03.06: ECU's Chris Moore signs deal with Saints ... NCSU represented on World Cup team ... Politics: Shuler projected to face Rep. Taylor
05.02.06: ECU's Baker inks free agent pact with Steelers ... ECU women golfers headed for East regional ... UAB's Hackney signs with Browns
05.01.06: Giants take ECU's Whimper in fourth round ... Memphis back Williams selected by Panthers ... More names popping up in N.C. State search

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Pirates announce kickoff times, TV games


Official kickoff times for 11 of East Carolina's 12 football games have been announced at

ECU's nationally-televised matchup against West Virginia, scheduled for Sept. 23 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, has not been assigned a start time yet by ESPN.

East Carolina's home schedule, which includes a six-week stretch of five consecutive games, will open with a 7:00 p.m. start against Conference USA rival Memphis on Sept. 16, the Saturday before the Pirates welcome the Mountaineers to Greenville.

Atlantic Coast Conference-member Virginia will make its first-ever visit to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium two weeks later on Oct. 7 for a 6:00 p.m. contest which will be aired by CSTV.

Tulsa and Southern Methodist will close out the long homestand with consecutive 3:00 p.m. kickoffs on Oct. 14 and Oct. 21, respectively. Three weeks later, ECU hosts its final home game of the season when Marshall visits for 1:00 p.m. kickoff on Nov. 11.

The first three Pirates' road games have been scheduled as night contests as ECU will meet Navy on Sept. 2 (5:30 p.m.), UAB on Sept. 9 (7:00 p.m.) and Southern Mississippi on Oct. 28 (8:00 p.m.) under the lights. The matchups against the Midshipmen and Golden Eagles will be carried by CSTV.

After playing Central Florida on Nov. 4 in Orlando beginning at 4:00 p.m., East Carolina will finish its league schedule with its first trip to Rice on Nov. 18 (3:00 p.m.).

The Pirates will wrap up the regular season with a road trip to Carter-Finely Stadium to face ACC member North Carolina State at 1:00 p.m. on Nov. 25.


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 DATE      OPPONENT               TIME       TV
Sep. 02    at Navy               5:30 pm    CSTV
Sep. 09    at UAB                7:00 pm
Sep. 16    Memphis               7:00 pm
Sep. 23    West Virginia         TBA        ESPN
Sep. 30    Open Date
Oct. 07    Virginia              6:00 pm    CSTV
Oct. 14    Tulsa                 3:00 pm
Oct. 21    Southern Methodist    3:00 pm
Oct. 28    at Southern Miss      8:00 pm    CSTV
Nov. 04    at Central Florida    4:00 pm
Nov. 11    Marshall              1:00 pm
Nov. 18    at Rice               3:00 pm

Nov. 25    at N.C. State         1:00 pm

Bold denotes Conference USA game;
All times Eastern and subject to change.


ECU excels among C-USA's academic elite

Thirty-five East Carolina student-athletes earned the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal during the 2005-06 academic year. The medals are give to athletes in the league who earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or above during the academic year, according to a release at

Of the 12 schools in the conference, ECU had the second highest number of student-athletes to be awarded the medal with 35. Memphis had the most honorees with 37.

The East Carolina men and women's cross country teams and softball team each had four medal recipients, while the women's golf, women's soccer, women's swimming and women's tennis teams each had three players to earn the accolades.

Fourteen of ECU's 17 conference-sponsored sports teams had at least one student-athlete receive an academic medal.


  • Men's Cross Country (4) - William Collins, James McLellan, Jarrett Newby, Stephen Tausend.

  • Women's Cross Country (4) - Hayley Flynn, Caitlin Littlefield, Jennifer Perrino, Jessica Raphael.

  • Football (2) - Shawn Levesque, Joseph Sloan.

  • Men's Golf (2) - Elliott Jones, Markus Leandersson.

  • Women's Golf (3) - Jessica Hauser, Lene Krog, Michelle Williams.

  • Men's Soccer (1) - David Levine.

  • Women's Soccer (3) - Madison Keller, Nicole Moore, Mary Puckett.

  • Softball (4) - Sarah Bibee, Jessica Johnson, Jessica Potter, Joyce Roodenburg.

  • Women's Swimming (1) - Ashley Gelsomin, Abbey Hiller, Kelly Swain.

  • Men's Tennis (2) - Britton Steele, Henrique Viana.

  • Women's Tennis (3) - Logan Beam, Hannah Priest, Alex Smith.

  • Men's Track & Field (1) - Nicholas Boerio.

  • Women's Track & Field (2) - Jheri Godfrey, Grace Pelerin.

  • Volleyball (1) - Heidi Krug.

Rice's Degerman makes Academic All-America

Rice senior pitcher Eddie Degerman has been named to the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team for baseball, according to announcement by the national Collegiate Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA).

Degerman was one of 12 players, only two of whom were pitchers, from across the country selected to the Division I Academic All-America first team.

This season on the mound, Degerman is 11-1 with a 1.80 earned run average, registering 136 strikeouts in 105 innings of work. A native of Granada Hills, CA, Degerman has been just as successful in the classroom, juggling baseball and the books to maintain a 3.37 grade point average as an Economics major.

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