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08.27.06: Butkus watch list features seven from C-USA ... UAB substitution scrimmage pleases Brown ... Host ECU volleyball team falls to Furman
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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Herd loses top receiver Moore for WVU opener


The Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch has reported that Marshall football player Hiram Moore has been suspended for Saturday's season opener at West Virginia following his arrest on four misdemeanor charges early Saturday morning.

A senior wide receiver from Huntington, Moore was arrested by Huntington Police officers on charges of first offense driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, obstructing a police officer and driving on a suspended license, according to Cabell County Magistrate Court records. He was arraigned early Saturday, and his bond was set at $9,100.

Thundering Herd coach Mark Snyder announced the suspension on Saturday, expressing disappointment in Moore's conduct.

Moore led Marshall wide receivers last season with 53 catches for 630 yards and four touchdowns.

The Herd is scheduled to play at East Carolina at 1 p.m. on Nov. 11.

Memphis puts more walk-ons on scholarship

Memphis football coach Tommy West has announced that walk-ons Michael Spurlock and Jake Kasser have been placed on scholarship, according to an announcement on the Tigers' athletic website.

Kasser and Spurlock join Derek Clenin and Stephen Schuh on the growing list of Memphis area walk-ons who have earned scholarships in the last two years. Schuh was presented a scholarship last fall, and Clenin worked his way to a scholarship this past spring.

A senior linebacker, Spurlock played in 11 games last season, starting in two contests. He had his first career start on the road at Tennessee and had a breakout game, registering 10 tackles. He finished his junior campaign with 18 tackles and one sack. Spurlock came to the Tigers in 2003 after playing at Houston High in Germantown.

Also on the defensive side, Kasser has lettered the last two seasons in the secondary. He played in 11 games last year, starting in the first three contests.

Kasser missed the Motor City Bowl after suffering a knee injury in practice following the regular season finale against Marshall. He ended the year with 21 tackles and a fumble recovery. He returned to the field for spring practice and was able to fully participate in all drills. Kasser prepped at Germantown High.

Memphis will provide the opposition for East Carolina's first home game of the 2006 season at 7 p.m. on Sept. 16.

Hokies claim title in ECU volleyball event

Virginia Tech won the East Carolina Invitational after a 3-1 victory over the host Pirates on Saturday night at Minges Coliseum, according to a university athletic media relations release.

Hokies freshman Taylor Parrish earned tournament MVP honors with 44 total kills and eight digs in three matches.

East Carolina (1-2) opened up the match hot, scoring eight straight points before forcing a Virginia Tech timeout. The Hokies (3-0) fought back midway through the game, but junior outside hitter Kelley Wernert's seven kills helped the Pirates take game one 30-27. The Hokies and Pirates battled in the final three games, but Virginia Tech won all three, taking the match and the tournament title.

The Pirates tallied 82 digs in the loss, while the Hokies tallied 66. Wernert collected her third straight double-double with 17 kills and 12 digs. Freshman outside hitter Stephanie Turner also recorded a double-double, on 12 kills and 21 digs, both career-highs. Turner added seven blocks on the night. Sophomore middle blocker Mignon Dubenion tallied a career-high seven blocks, earning her all-tournament honors. Freshman setter Hannah Fenker collected a career-best 14 digs on the night.

Sarah Munoz led the Hokies with 14 kills, while Parrish and Katie Esbrook each added 11. Amanda Cloyd recorded 22 digs on the evening. Michelle Lang and Esbrook were also named to the all-tournament team.

In the third match of the day, Furman defeated William & Mary 3-0. The Paladins (2-1) were led by Chibuzo Aguocha, who tallied 17 kills and nine digs. Stephanie Smith tallied 18 digs, while Courtney Stewardson recorded 11 and Whitney Purser adding 10. The Tribe (0-3) were led by Lindsay Pflugner who had 12 kills and 13 digs. Jill Nowadly collected 13 digs on the night. Aguocha and Nicole Palazzo of Furman made the all-tournament team.

East Carolina returns to action Sept. 1 as the team travels to Charlottesville, VA, for the University of Virginia Tournament. The Pirates will face Wright State Friday night at 5 p.m. and will play Georgetown Saturday, Sept. 2, at 11 a.m. before facing host Virginia Saturday night at 7 p.m.

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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