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08.21.06: Irish 'bump' into possible NCAA infraction ... Offense produces in ECU's second scrimmage ... Herd extends Snyder's contract through 2013 ... ECU nipped in women's soccer scrimmage
08.20.06: No updates on this day while implementing site network changes
08.19.06: Note to readers: Sunday content to be limited ... Pirates set to scrimmage, meet fans today ... Marshall hires NCSU aide as baseball coach ... Stitt leaving WSSU for hometown post
08.18.06: Goal line work livens up flat ECU practice ... 'Pack third sacker defects to Cowboys ... Indiana's Sampson sanctioned by NABC
08.17.06: ECU kicker Lee selected to Groza watch list ... Another Pinkney gets plaudits for Pirates ... Individual ECU game tickets go on sale
08.16.06: Bucs have depth chart heading into scrimmage ... Calipari assistant named UTEP hoops coach ... Clemson gives Leggett new five-year contract
08.15.06: Get ready to "Meet the Pirates" ... Depth chart looms as Bucs continue drills ... Red Raiders dedicate season to fallen coach
08.14.06: New thumbnails: Freeney, McNeil, Perryman ... Blazers hold first scrimmage on Sunday ... NCAA clears Snider to play this season at Tulsa ... Kansas officials undergo NCAA grilling
08.13.06: Dye goes into college football hall of fame ... ECU scrimmage helps shape depth chart ... Memphis works out at Liberty Bowl
08.12.06: ECU recruiting thumbnail: Ben Herlocker ... Pirates tune up for Saturday scrimmage ... Blazers preparing for opener with Oklahoma ... SMU golfer qualifies for U.S. Amateur
08.11.06: Pirates dodge heat with nighttime drills ... ECU's Thorsen claims Norwegian amateur title ... Manning pledges $1 million to Vols
08.10.06: Thursday 'Nuggets' sacked by network glitch
08.09.06: Lou's book says Skip was promised USC job ... Humid weather doesn't dampen ECU drills ... 'Bright House' will be home for Golden Knights
08.08.06: Pirates shifting to full-gear practice mode ... Hattiesburg pro takes over USM golf program ... Sooners turn to Thompson to fill QB void
08.07.06: Pirates strap on shoulder pads ... Ex-Duke lacrosse coach has new program ... NIT will trim field from 40 to 32 teams
08.06.06: Media day no day off for Pirates ... Drew-Skip check goes to Greenville Rec. Dept. ... Coordinator of ACC refs hanging up whistle
08.05.06: Holtz likes what he sees as camp starts ... Buckeyes pegged as team to beat; WVU #7 ... Groh reinstates senior safety Tony Franklin ... Four from C-USA on Thorpe Award watch list
08.04.06: Judge: Buckeyes owe ex-coach big bucks ... Marshall takes preseason volleyball accolades ... Conference USA adds administrator to staff
08.03.06: Four Hurricanes will miss opener with FSU ... Report says Sooners QB canned ... Tigers' Tate takes aim on Women's Amateur
08.02.06: Kragthorpe lassoes new pact, new transfers ... ACC champ to Orange; makeup policy defined ... Blazers launching prep baseball league
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

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End of preseason camp in sight for Pirates


East Carolina moved one step closer to the official end of preseason camp by completing its last two-a-day practices on Monday morning and Monday afternoon at the Cliff Moore complex, according to a university athletic media relations release.

The Pirates worked for two hours in shells during the morning session before returning in full gear for a two-and-a-half hour practice in the afternoon. Head coach Skip Holtz will close camp with a single workout early Tuesday afternoon before returning to a traditional in-season schedule Wednesday, which also marks the first day of classes on the East Carolina University campus.

"I thought the morning practice was very spirited, as if they're finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel," Holtz said. "In the afternoon, our attention was on Navy. We've got to get our players comfortable with Navy's offense and defense. It was more of a teaching day, perhaps a little robotic at times."

Prior to implementing offensive and defensive game plans to ready themselves for their matchup against the Midshipmen Sept. 2, the Pirates keyed on plenty of ball movement work, third down and distance, redzone efficiency and two-minute drills during the morning session.

The Pirates received good news on the medical front regarding redshirt freshman defensive end Scotty Robinson on Monday morning. Robinson, who suffered what was originally feared to be a serious knee injury during Saturday's scrimmage, was upgraded to day-to-day status after additional medical testing revealed no significant damage.

Senior wide receiver Bobby Good (leg) missed Monday's work.

After Tuesday's workout, the Pirates will celebrate the end of camp by conducting their Second Annual Talent Show. Acts such as freshmen performing ECU's fight song will be one of the many performances featured.

Once classes begin Wednesday, the Pirates will return to their daily 4:00 p.m. practices.

ECU has one more scrimmage remaining, set for Friday afternoon at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The simulated game will be a dress-rehearsal of sorts with scout teams emulating Navy's defensive and offensive alignments and schemes.
Today's workout is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.

ECU opens the 2006 season at Navy at 5:30 p.m. on Sept.2.

ECU's Ray gets honor for summer league play

According to an announcement from the East Carolina athletic media relations department, Pirates junior outfielder Jamie Ray was one of 15 collegiate baseball players named to the 2006 summer all-star team, which was comprised of players from southern college programs who excelled in amateur leagues.

Ray, who is the lone representative from the Coastal Plain League, helped the Martinsville Mustangs to a first place finish in the west division with an overall record of 35-16. On the season, the Casar, N.C. native started 46 of 49 games played, ranked fourth in the league in batting (.350), fifth in hits (63) and swiped 17-of-20 stolen base attempts. He also was selected to National All-Star Team in the CPL.

Miami, Northwestern set tribute to Walker

The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc. has announced that Miami (OH) will pay tribute to the memory of Randy Walker before kickoff of its Aug. 31 game against Northwestern.

Walker, who coached at both schools, passed away suddenly on June 29 of a heart attack at the age of 52.
Widely respected as one of the most energetic and intelligent coaches in the college ranks, Walker's loss continues to be felt throughout the greater football community.

Prior to the 7:30 p.m. game, a ceremony will take place at Miami's Cradle of Coaches Plaza. During the game, players from both teams will wear a decal with the number "41" in red, the number that Walker wore as a standout tailback for the Miami teams that went 32-1-1 from 1973-75. The decal will also bear his Northwestern nickname, "Walk," in purple.

A video presentation will be shown at halftime that highlights Walker's life as a coach and player. Featured speakers at the ceremony will be former Miami head coaches Bill Mallory, who coached Walker for two seasons before directing programs at Colorado and Indiana, and Dick Crum, who also coached Walker for two seasons before hiring him as an assistant at both Miami and North Carolina.

During the ceremony the school will dedicate a plaque in Walker's memory. Walker's plaque will be the first to adorn the plaza, which was constructed to honor the many legendary coaches who have passed through Miami, including hall of fame coaches Sid Gillman, Woody Hayes, George Little, Ara Parseghian and Bo Schembechler.

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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