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06.06.06: NCAA change on grad transfers gets reaction ... Duke reinstates men's lacrosse with conditions ... Cardieri resigns as baseball coach at USF
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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ECU's track elite at NCAA meet in Sacramento


Six East Carolina athletes will compete in three events at the 2006 NCAA Division I men's outdoor track and field championships beginning today at the Alex G. Spanos
Sports Complex in Sacramento.

Veteran Pirate head coach Bill Carson, who will be wrapping up his 39th season this week, has directed ECU athletes to national championship competition in 18 of the last 19 years.

In addition to senior hurdler Hector Cotto and junior thrower Eric Frasure, the Pirates have also sent their 4x100 relay squad of freshmen Jerek Hewett, David Rucker and Kevin Thompson and senior DeAndre Hyman to the event.

Cotto advanced to Sacramento by earning a third-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles at the NCAA East Regional on May 27. After booking an eighth-place finish in a preliminary heat, he shattered his own school record with a performance of 13.66 in the finals.

Cotto, who has turned in the nation's 11th-best time this spring, is scheduled to compete at 7:50 p.m. (ET) in today's first round, hoping to qualify for the semifinals at 9:45 p.m.

After earning All-America status with a seventh-place national finish in the weight throw event during ECU's indoor season, Frasure will attempt to capture a similar honor in the hammer throw to close out the outdoor campaign.

While his ninth-place standing during regional competition two weeks ago originally did not earn qualification into the championship meet, his school-record effort of 64.34 meters during the Conference USA championships ranks among the top 26 national performances this season.

Frasure will open the competition with a qualifying round at 2:00 p.m. today while the finals are scheduled for Friday at 3:00 p.m.

East Carolina's 4x100 relay team will also compete on the first day of competition, with the semifinal heat set for 6:20 p.m. If the Pirates advance, their quest for a national championship will take place Friday at 7:10 p.m.

Hewett, who also experienced significant playing time with ECU's football program as a true freshman last fall, will join Hyman and fellow rookies Rucker and Thompson on a squad which turned in a season-best time of 39.83 during a third-place standing at the NCAA East regional. The quartet also finished third at the C-USA championships after logging a time of 40.14.

Super region pairings pit Rice against Sooners

Pairings, game times, locations and cable network television coverage for the NCAA baseball super regionals have been announced at and are as follows:

Athens Super Regional
At Foley Field
Athens, GA

Saturday, June 10
Game 1 — South Carolina (44-20) vs. Georgia (45-20), 11 a.m., ESPN2
Sunday, June 11
Game 2 — South Carolina (44-20) vs. Georgia (45-20), 11 a.m., ESPN/ESPNU
Monday, June 12
Game 3 — South Carolina (44-20) vs. Georgia (45-20), if necessary, 1 p.m., ESPN/ESPNU

Atlanta Super Regional
At Russ Chandler Stadium

Friday, June 9
Game 1 — College of Charleston (46-15) vs. Georgia Tech (48-16), noon, ESPN
Saturday, June 10
Game 2 — College of Charleston (46-15) vs. Georgia Tech (48-16), 1 p.m., ESPNU
Sunday, June 11
Game 3 — College of Charleston (46-15) vs. Georgia Tech (48-16), if necessary, 1 p.m. ESPN/ESPNU

Clemson Super Regional
At Doug Kingsmore Stadium
Clemson, S.C.

Friday, June 9
Game 1 — Clemson (50-14) vs. Oral Roberts (41-14), 3 p.m., ESPN
Saturday, June 10
Game 2 — Clemson (50-14) vs. Oral Roberts (41-14), 4 p.m., ESPNU
Sunday, June 11
Game 3 — Clemson (50-14) vs. Oral Roberts (41-14), if necessary, 7 p.m., ESPN2/ESPNU

Corvallis Super Regional
At Goss Stadium At Coleman Field
Corvallis, Ore.

Saturday, June 10
Game 1 — Stanford (33-25) vs. Oregon State (42-14), 10 p.m., ESPN2
Sunday, June 11
Game 2 — Stanford (33-25) vs. Oregon State (42-14), 10 p.m., ESPN2
Monday, June 12
Game 3 — Stanford (33-25) vs. Oregon State (42-14), if necessary, 7 p.m., ESPN

Fullerton Super Regional
At Goodwin Field
Fullerton, Calif.

Friday, June 9
Game 1 — Missouri (35-26) vs. Cal State Fullerton (46-13), 10 p.m., ESPN2
Saturday, June 10
Game 2 — Missouri (35-26) vs. Cal State Fullerton (46-13), 10 p.m., ESPN2/ESPNU
Sunday, June 11
Game 3 — Missouri (35-26) vs. Cal State Fullerton (46-13), if necessary, 10 p.m., ESPN2/ESPNU

Houston Super Regional
At Reckling Park

Saturday, June 10
Game 1 — Oklahoma (44-20) vs. Rice (53-10), 7 p.m., ESPN2/ESPNU
Sunday, June 11
Game 2 — Oklahoma (44-20) vs. Rice (53-10), 1 p.m., ESPN/ESPNU
Monday, June 12
Game 3 — Oklahoma (44-20) vs. Rice (53-10), if necessary, 1 p.m., ESPN/ESPNU

Oxford Super Regional
At Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field
Oxford, Miss.

Saturday, June 10
Game 1 — Miami (39-21) vs. Mississippi (43-20), 7 p.m., ESPN2/ESPNU
Sunday, June 11
Game 2 — Miami (39-21) vs. Mississippi (43-20), 7 p.m., ESPN2/ESPNU
Monday, June 12
Game 3 — Miami (39-21) vs. Mississippi (43-20), if necessary, 7 p.m., ESPN2/ESPNU

Tuscaloosa Super Regional
At Sewell-Thomas Stadium
Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Friday, June 9
Game 1 — North Carolina (48-13) vs. Alabama (44-19), 7 p.m., ESPN
Saturday, June 10
Game 2 — North Carolina (48-13) vs. Alabama (44-19), 7 p.m., ESPN2/ESPNU
Sunday, June 11
Game 3 — North Carolina (48-13) vs. Alabama (44-19), if necessary, 4 p.m., ESPN/ESPNU

Cleared USC QB says he's rejoined team

Three days after charges against him were dropped, quarterback Mark Sanchez said he had been reinstated by Southern Cal, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

Prosecutors decided Friday not to file charges against Sanchez , who had been accused of sexually assaulting another USC student.

USC had suspended Sanchez, the backup quarterback to John David Booty. A back injury and surgery for Booty this spring limited his spring practice to one session.

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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