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08.01.06: C-USA releases schedule of televised games ... 'The Voice' adds morning duties on local AM's ... Huskers, Huskies set dates in 2010, 2011
07.31.06: Blue Edwards' twins' team seeking AAU title ... Bower suspends USM LB for two games ... Preseason honors piling up for Houston QB ... SMU grid luncheon will feature Forrest Gregg
07.30.06: Love, smitten with UCLA, spurns Tar Heels ... Wake won't enroll indicted football signee ... Slippery Rock backpedals after Title IX ruling
07.29.06: Whimper, Williams get multimillion-dollar deals ... Blazers DE nabs C-USA preseason honor ... TCU coach resigns over phone infraction
07.28.06: Navy game tickets available to Pirate Clubbers ... ECU grants extension, raise to Baldwin-Tener ... League football coaches visit New Orleans ... C-USA football media blitz set for CSTV
07.27.06: ECU recruiting thumbnail: Devon Wallace ... USM soph on Mackey watch list ... Scribes pick Miami to win ACC title ... New post-college football league in the works
07.26.06: "Meet the Pirates" shin-dig set for Aug. 19 ... Leukemia claims former UAB football star ... ACC honors Dukie Redick, Terp Infante
07.25.06: ECU last in poll; Allison, Graham get respect ... Former Pirate Ward joins Bulls baseball staff ... NCAA's impact lucrative for Indianapolis
07.24.06: Miami football player shot at off-campus residence ... 'Star-crossed' defensive back leaving Auburn ... Admission denied for Gamecock hoops signee
07.23.06: Accident claims life of Georgia hoops player ...
Ex-Navy quarterback Owens spared jail time ... Former Gamecock suing university
07.22.06: Blue Devils name new lacrosse coach ... Former Duke back issues $1 million challenge ... Current Duke back Harris gets tube time
07.21.06: Hoops recruiting thumbnail: Jontae Sherrod ... Tiger recruit says Irish used negative tactics ... Duke football hit by suspension, dismissals ... UK to report self over Internet shenanigans
07.20.06: ECU to hold public "celebration" of LeClair's life ... LeClair rites to be broadcast and live-streamed ... Future Pirate Fields tallies 8 points in East loss ... C-USA announces staff additions, promotions ... UCF uses buyout; Vols host Wolfpack in 2008
07.19.06: Irish fill baseball coaching vacancy ... Fork Union, Oak Hill getting review by NCAA ... Alabama cager denied fifth year of eligibility
07.18.06: ECU's Krog, Hauser recognized for academics ... UCF golfer fires record round of 60 ... Rutgers drops six sports to trim athletic budget
07.17.06: LSU paying baseball coach $450K per year ... Kruger uses rule change to play for dad ... MAAC adopts new hoops tourney format
07.16.06: UTEP track athletes achieve in classroom ... Former George Mason cager gives up on NFL ... Jury hears tape of Navy quarterback's call
07.15.06: GMAC Bowl in Mobile moves to January ... Louisville ponies up to lock down Petrino ... Tulsa names McCombs women's golf coach
07.14.06: N.C. prep hoops star re-routes to Memphis ... ECU's Flye, Ray land in CPL All-Star Game ... UNC-CH's Miller receives Clemens Award
07.13.06: Logan to have daily show on "The Bull" ... Marshall hires former Blue Devil as hoops aide ... Redick 'backs' out of Team USA workouts
07.12.06: C-USA unveils 2005-06 athletes of the year ... Rape trial underway for former Navy QB ... Clemson gridder on jet ski that killed coach
07.11.06: ECU recruiting thumbnail: D.J. McFadden ... Uggla poised to make history in All-Star game ... COSIDA recognizes former president Ford ... Houston associate AD Sparks succumbs
07.10.06: ECU alum Godwin to wear LSU's purple & gold ... Tulane resumes baseball stadium renovation ... Kelly rejoins O'Leary at Central Florida
07.09.06: Fitzgerald takes bittersweet promotion ... Paper defuses report on Mayo to USC ... More national acclaim for Houston's Lincoln ... SMU golfer wins Greater Cincy title
07.08.06: Former ECU slugger Hastings joins BC staff ... Tar Heel baseball stars transition to pros ... Rice's Britton packing to play in Philippines
07.07.06: Report: No. 1 prep hoops star choosing USC ... Motorcycle wreck claims Georgia Southern star ... NBA exhibition games coming to Dean Dome
07.06.06: Owls' St. Clair chosen for Team USA baseball ... Houston, Rice rookies make all-frosh team ... Case-era Pack hoops legend Dickey passes
07.05.06: National honors piling up for Houston's Lincoln ... Wade's wallet now packs a wallop ... Duke gets QB from prestigious prep program
07.04.06: Howard joins ECU media relations staff ... Bertman leads college baseball hall's first class ... Temple gets prized hometown grid recruit
07.03.06: Paper: C of C and Cremins come to agreement ... Four depart Oregon in search of playing time ... Gator recruit wins national prep QB award
07.02.06: College of Charleston hires Bobby Cremins ... Duke gets pair of football commitments ... Georgia Tech baseball coach gets extra year ... Big Sky Conference expands by one
07.01.06: columnist rates O'Leary among best ... Bogdan, Floyd get top awards in C-USA track ... Northwestern mourns passing of Walker

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Kragthorpe lassoes new pact, new transfers


Tulsa football Coach Steve Kragthorpe has signed a new six-year contract through the 2011 football season.

Tulsa athletic director Bubba Cunningham indicated that the contract includes a financial incentive payable at the conclusion of the contract. Cunningham did not disclose other details of the contract.

Kragthorpe has posted a 21-17 record in three seasons as the Hurricane head coach, and has taken Tulsa to two bowl games in the last three years. Kragthorpe's 21 career victories is the most for a Tulsa coach over a three-year period since Henry Frnka posted a 24-4-1 from 1941 to 1943.

Last season, Kragthorpe led Tulsa to an overall 9-4 record and a 6-2 league mark. Kragthorpe led the Hurricane to the Conference USA West Division title and captured a victory in the inaugural Conference USA championship game with a 44-27 win over Central Florida. He led Tulsa to a 31-24 victory over Fresno State in the Liberty Bowl.

Since his arrival, Hurricane football has been high-powered on offense and opportunistic on the defensive side of the ball. In 38 games as head coach, his teams have scored over 30 points 23 times and in the 21 victories have averaged nearly 40 points per game.

Tulsa also announced that four transfers will join the Hurricane roster.

Three junior college transfers including receiver Nick Henderson, linebacker Jeph McAlester and deep snapper John Warren, as well as Arkansas transfer Zach Snider, a tight end, will come in as sophomores.

Henderson, McAlester and Warren are eligible for the upcoming season. Snider is expected to sit out this season after his transfer, but is awaiting the possibility of an NCAA waiver allowing him to participate this season. All four players will have three years of eligibility remaining with the Hurricane.

ACC champ to Orange; makeup policy defined

The ACC has formally implemented a football rescheduling policy for games postponed by hurricanes or other factors and reworked its bowl lineup for the 2006 season.

The league's hurricane policy, enacted in response to more than a dozen games rescheduled due to hurricanes throughout college football each of the last two years, allows for the game to be replayed at the original site on any date throughout the season provided it gives each team a sufficient amount of days off between games.

Any postponed games may also be played at a neutral site or at the visiting school, with proceeds going to the original host team, or may be played on the date of the ACC championship game if it does not affect who qualifies to play in the title contest.

The conference agreed to four-year deal with the Orange Bowl to send its conference champion to the game in Miami unless that team qualifies for the national championship game.

The new bowl policy states that any bowl affiliated with the ACC must choose the team with a higher conference standing or a team within one game of the higher ranked team. Last season, the Meineke Car Care Bowl passed over Boston College, which finished with five conference victories, in favor of local North Carolina State, which finished with three.

Blazers launching prep baseball league

Starting this month, newly-appointed UAB baseball coach Brian Shoop is set to host the first annual UAB Fall Baseball League, providing area high schoolers a chance to stay sharp during the off-season. The 16-team league will play all its games at Young Memorial Field, and will run from August 28th to October 5th, with an All-Star game to close out the season.

"We are pleased to provide a fall baseball league for area high school players at beautiful Young Memorial Field," said Shoop. "We started this league at the request of our outstanding local high school coaches who were looking for a place for players to continue working on their baseball skills during the off-season. We will provide them the opportunity to play on a Division I baseball facility, while interacting with our players and coaches who will assist with their skill development."

The league is open to anyone in grades 9-12. Each team will play six games, with UAB players serving as coaches for the teams. Before regular season play, the Blazer staff will provide detailed instruction in a mini-camp session in late August. All participating players will attend the camp and have to chance to work alongside current Blazers.

The league will be comprised of two divisions, the Gold and Green. The Gold Division will consist primarily of seniors and juniors, with the Green Division showcasing upcoming freshmen and sophomores. Players will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis, according to a release from UAB's media relations department.

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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