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06.05.06: Owls carry C-USA banner against Bears ... Laval steps down as LSU baseball coach ... Date of "Civil War" changed for TV
06.04.06: C-USA players reap All-America honors ... "Flesh- eating" germ claims Tulsa gridder ... Blazers baseball coach hangs up cleats
06.03.06: ECU's Jake Smith named 2nd-team All-America ... Pirates get first signee in McPhaul golfing era ... Duke men's lacrosse program to be reinstated
06.02.06: Bucs' new pitching coach has LeClair pedigree ... Three gridders depart WVU program ... ECU announces blue chip tennis signees
06.01.06: Pirates announce kickoff times, TV games ... ECU excels among C-USA's academic elite ... Rice's Degerman makes Academic All-America
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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NCAA change on grad transfers gets reaction


Jack Carey of USA Today has reported that an NCAA rules change that apparently was off many schools' radar screens for a few weeks could alter college sports rosters.

The NCAA Board of Directors in April approved legislation that allows athletes with eligibility remaining to transfer without having to sit out a year at their new school, provided they already have earned a bachelor's degree.

In most NCAA sports, players already are allowed to transfer without sitting out. But in football, basketball and hockey, transfers sit a year at their new school. The new legislation ends that waiting period for graduate students.

Grant Teaff, executive director of the American Football Coaches Association, says the rule, while good for athletes, is not good for football. Teaff says he was not aware of the change until about a week ago, but most coaches he's talked to want it rescinded, fearing it could lead to a version of graduate-student free agency.

Teaff says he needs 100 override votes from college presidents by June 27.

"We think you'd have an average of as many as three players a year at each (Division I-A) school who could be candidates (to graduate and then transfer)," he says. "Now, most youngsters are not going to run off and jump at another school, but this could create the opportunities for the kind of (illicit) recruitment that we've gotten away from."

The highest-profile player to take advantage is Richard Kovalcheck, a former starting quarterback at Arizona who is transferring to Vanderbilt, where he will be eligible to play this fall.

Duke reinstates men's lacrosse with conditions

The Duke University men’s lacrosse program will resume this fall under a strict new standard of behavior that the players drafted and with stronger administrative oversight of the program, President Richard H. Brodhead announced Monday in an electronic letter to the Duke community.

Brodhead’s announcement comes two months to the day after he suspended the team’s season following allegations of rape at an off-campus team party on March 13. Three members of the team have been indicted in the incident; the other 44 members of the team have been exonerated.

“When I met with the members of the team last month, I told them that, if and when Duke resumes the playing of men’s lacrosse, we cannot return to the status quo as of March 12,” Brodhead said in his letter. “Though it did not confirm the worst allegations against this team, the Coleman Committee (a faculty committee chaired by Duke Law School Professor James Coleman) documented a history of irresponsible conduct that this university cannot allow to continue.

“... As I wrestled with this issue, I decided that Duke should only resume men’s lacrosse if we made a clear statement of the conduct we expect of the players going forward; if the players made a commitment to live by these expectations; and if we had a strong oversight mechanism to monitor the situation. These conditions have now been met to my satisfaction.”

Under the lacrosse team’s new behavioral standards, violations will include underage drinking, disorderly conduct and harassment. Minimum penalties include counseling and community service for a first offense; a three-game suspension for a second offense; and a season-long suspension for a third offense.

Students who fail to notify the head coach and athletics director of a violation within 24 hours will be immediately suspended from the team. The coach and the athletic director can impose alternative or stricter penalties.

Cardieri resigns as baseball coach at USF

Eddie Cardieri, who has been with the South Florida baseball program for 24 years, including the last 21 as head coach, has resigned.

Cardieri compiled a 731-546 record in his 21 seasons in charge of the program. Including two seasons at Saint Leo University, his career record is 794-579.

Cardieri coached the Bulls to nine NCAA Tournaments and five regular season conference championships. He twice earned Coach of the Year in the Sun Belt and Metro Conferences and once in Conference USA.

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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