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08.26.06: Top Pirate units overwhelm scout teams ... Coach Holtz ready to take to the air ... waves ... ECU volleyball wins season opener
08.25.06: ECU announces Metcalf in compliance post ... ECU women's soccer starts season at ODU ,,, Pirate volleyball hosts invitational
08.24.06: Former ECU standout joins Godwin staff ... It's not the Fort Worth Bowl anymore ... Brown lightens up on banged up Blazers
08.23.06: Camp behind them, Pirates refocus on Navy ... ECU checking student body for diamond talent ... Buckeyes' bank account $wells
08.22.06: End of preseason camp in sight for Pirates ... ECU's Ray gets honor for summer league play ... Miami, Northwestern set tribute to Walker
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

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Butkus watch list features seven from C-USA


The Downtown Athletic Club of Orlando, Inc., the organization which annually presents the prestigious Butkus Award to the nation's best collegiate linebacker, has announced the preliminary list of 65 candidates for this year's award. Seven of the candidates hail from Conference USA, according to an announcement on the league website.

Tulsa teammates Nick Bunting and Nelson Coleman are joined by Texas-El Paso standouts Troy Collavo and Jeremy Jones, along with Houston's Wade Koehl, Marshall's Dennis Thornton and UAB's Mastaki Smith as C-USA's representatives on the list.

The Butkus Award Watch List will be trimmed to 10 semi-finalists on Thursday, Oct. 19. That semi-finalist list will be cut down to three finalists which will be announced via a national teleconference with players, coaches, media members and Butkus Award officials on Thursday, Nov. 9.

The winner will be announced Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, at the Butkus Award Gala in Orlando, FF. The Butkus Award will be presented to the winner by the award's namesake, former Illinois and Chicago Bear NFL Hall of Fame member Dick Butkus.

UAB substitution scrimmage pleases Brown

The UAB football team participated in a substitution scrimmage for a little under two hours on Saturday afternoon at Legion Field. The scrimmage was meant to work on sending players in and out of the game during specific situations on offense, defense and special teams, according to a release on the UAB athletic website.

Head coach Watson Brown, a former East Carolina assistant, was extremely pleased with the way the players handled the scrimmage, going as far to say it was the best one he has seen during his tenure as UAB head coach.

"This was the best substitution scrimmage in my 12 years at UAB," Brown said. "I thought the guys were focused, I thought we had good organization and I thought we got a lot out of it. I didn't see any big busts on the substitutions and hopefully it is a good sign of where we are."

Even though the Blazers did not work on scripted plays or the Oklahoma game plan, Brown considers a substitution scrimmage to be pertinent when preparing for the upcoming season.

"I think it is one of the most important practices you will have all year," Brown said. "It is the first time you are really a team and when everything goes together. Usually the offense is on one end and the defense stays on the other. During this practice, it is all coordinated together. Even when you scrimmage, it isn't the same because the teams are on opposite sides of the field.

"This is the first time you really go through a game-type atmosphere. From warm-ups to everyone standing on the same side of the field, everything is done as a team."

The Blazers will return to their Oklahoma game plan with a practice on Sunday afternoon. The Sept. 2 game with Oklahoma is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. and the contest will be nationally-televised on TBS.

UAB hosts East Carolina in the Conference USA opener for both teams on Sept. 9. The Pirates, who open at Navy on Sept. 2, had an off day from preseason preparations on Saturday following a scrimmage on Friday.

Host ECU volleyball team falls to Furman

The East Carolina volleyball team fell to Furman, 3-1 on Saturday in the fourth match of the ECU Invitational, according to a release from the university's athletic media relations department.

The Paladins (1-1) took the first two games (30-17, 30-22), before East Carolina (1-1) battled back to take game three 30-23. The Paladins secured the match, winning game four 30-21, going on a 10-3 run late in the game.

Furman was led by Chibuzo Aguocha who tallied 24 kills and 14 digs for the double-double. Nicole Palazzo added 17 kills while Stephanie Smith collected 10 digs.

Kelley Wernert once again led the Pirates, recording her second double-double in as many matches. She tallied 12 kills and added a career-high 12 digs. Mignon Dubenion collected 14 kills and two blocks. Trish Monroe led the Pirates with 19 digs. Hannah Fenker and Heidi Krug each added 10 digs.

In the first match of the day, Virginia Tech defeated William & Mary 3-0. With the win, the Hokies improve to 2-0, while William & Mary falls to 0-2.

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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