Witter hits home run to complete cycle ... Herd player helps
team to international win ... UAB takes aim on opener, plans
to honor Tuck
six wins away from San Diego trip ... Rivers will get
starting assignment for Chargers ... With Campbell in goal,
ECU shuts out Camels
indicates Pirates are ready ... C-USA teams face stiff
season-opening tests ... Three C-USA QB's on O'Brien watch
loses top receiver Moore for WVU opener ... Memphis puts
more walk-ons on scholarship ... Hokies claim title in ECU
watch list features seven from C-USA ... UAB substitution
scrimmage pleases Brown ... Host ECU volleyball team falls
Pirate units overwhelm scout teams ... Coach Holtz ready to
take to the air ... waves ... ECU volleyball wins season
announces Metcalf in compliance post ... ECU women's soccer
starts season at ODU ,,, Pirate volleyball hosts
ECU standout joins Godwin staff ... It's not the Fort Worth
Bowl anymore ... Brown lightens up on banged up Blazers
behind them, Pirates refocus on Navy ... ECU checking
student body for diamond talent ... Buckeyes' bank account
of preseason camp in sight for Pirates ... ECU's Ray gets
honor for summer league play ... Miami, Northwestern set
tribute to Walker
'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
updates on this day while implementing site network changes
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
line work livens up flat ECU practice ... 'Pack third sacker
defects to Cowboys ... Indiana's Sampson sanctioned by NABC
kicker Lee selected to Groza watch list ... Another Pinkney
gets plaudits for Pirates ... Individual ECU game tickets go
have depth chart heading into scrimmage ... Calipari
assistant named UTEP hoops coach ... Clemson gives Leggett
new five-year contract
ready to "Meet the Pirates" ... Depth chart looms as Bucs
continue drills ... Red Raiders dedicate season to fallen
thumbnails: Freeney, McNeil, Perryman ... Blazers hold first
scrimmage on Sunday ... NCAA clears Snider to play this
season at Tulsa ... Kansas officials undergo NCAA grilling
goes into college football hall of fame ... ECU scrimmage
helps shape depth chart ... Memphis works out at Liberty
recruiting thumbnail: Ben Herlocker ... Pirates tune up for
Saturday scrimmage ... Blazers preparing for opener with
Oklahoma ... SMU golfer qualifies for U.S. Amateur
dodge heat with nighttime drills ... ECU's Thorsen claims
Norwegian amateur title ... Manning pledges $1 million to
'Nuggets' sacked by network glitch
book says Skip was promised USC job ... Humid weather
doesn't dampen ECU drills ... 'Bright House' will be home
for Golden Knights
shifting to full-gear practice mode ... Hattiesburg pro
takes over USM golf program ... Sooners turn to Thompson to
fill QB void
strap on shoulder pads ... Ex-Duke lacrosse coach has new
program ... NIT will trim field from 40 to 32 teams
day no day off for Pirates ... Drew-Skip check goes to
Greenville Rec. Dept. ... Coordinator of ACC refs hanging up
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
Buckeyes owe ex-coach big bucks ... Marshall takes preseason
volleyball accolades ... Conference USA adds administrator
Hurricanes will miss opener with FSU ... Report says Sooners
QB canned ... Tigers' Tate takes aim on Women's Amateur
lassoes new pact, new transfers ... ACC champ to Orange;
makeup policy defined ... Blazers launching prep baseball
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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game off limits to Peterson's Dad
The Oklahoman of Oklahoma City has reported that
Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson will have to wait a little longer for
his father to see him play.
Nelson Peterson, who was incarcerated seven years
ago and only has been able to watch his son play on television, will not be
permitted to attend the Sooners' season opener. Nelson Peterson is living at
a halfway house in Oklahoma City, and he said Wednesday that his request to
attend Saturday's game in Norman against UAB has been denied.
UAB will host East Carolina in the Conference USA
opener for both teams on Sept. 9. The Pirates open their season at Navy at
5:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Earlier, Adrian Peterson said he would be
disappointed if his dad wasn't allowed to attend the opener.
The elder Peterson now travels from the Oklahoma
Halfway House, Inc., which is downtown, to his job at Jackie Cooper BMW in
Even though Nelson Peterson will not be at the game
this week, he is expected to be released Oct. 5, two days before the Sooners
play Texas. Upon his release, he will be free to go where he wants and do
what he pleases.
Convicted on federal charges of laundering money
acquired from the distribution of crack cocaine, according to the newspaper
report, Nelson Peterson spent more than six years at the Federal
Correctional Institute in Texarkana, TX. He moved to the halfway house this
Tulsa rolls past Stephen F. Austin in opener
Paul Smith threw for 229 yards and three touchdowns
and Tulsa beat Stephen F. Austin 45-7 Thursday night to win its season
opener for the first time in five years, according to an account on the
Conference USA website.
Tarrion Adams and Courtney Tennial each had one
touchdown receiving and one rushing as Tulsa scored on its five first-half
possessions against a Division I-AA school with more than twice as many
The Lumberjacks are coached by Robert McFarland, who
coached the offensive line at East Carolina in 2004.
Adams capped the Golden Hurricane's 75-yard opening
drive by running through former Tennessee defensive back Corey Campbell on a
4-yard touchdown run, and he added a 36-yard score on a screen pass from
Smith the next time Tulsa (1-0) had the ball.
After a 28-yard field goal by Jarod Tracy, Tennial
maintained his balance after being bumped to score his first collegiate
touchdown on a 12-yard run. Tennial also scored from 25 yards out on a
screen pass from Smith.
Already down 31 points, the Lumberjacks (0-1)
finally got across midfield for the first time when Jerome Brooks returned a
kickoff 47 yards with just over 2 minutes left in the first half. That drive
ended when Moton Hopkins blocked Cory Long's 47-yard field goal try to end
Stephen F. Austin scored its only touchdown on a
28-yard run by Vincent Pervis with 6:05 to play.
Tulsa brought back the core of a squad that won
C-USA last season to give the school its first conference title in 20 years.
The main loss was Garrett Mills, who set an NCAA record for the most
receptions by a tight end last season before being drafted by the New
Tulsa returned 10 starters on defense and the most
experienced offensive line in the country — with four players totaling 95
career starts. That front line gave Smith plenty of time to scan the field,
and the only time he got hit was when he took off on designed runs and
Smith made up for the loss of Mills by connecting
with 11 different receivers. His final pass was a 4-yard TD throw to Nick
Henderson on the first drive of the third quarter. He finished 16-for-20
with no interceptions.
Backup David Johnson connected with Jake Collums on
a 59-yard touchdown pass and finished with 80 yards on 3-for-7 passing.
Southall was 11-for-23 for 79 yards and one
interception for the Lumberjacks.
Tulsa had opened the last four years by losing to
Oklahoma, Kansas and twice to Minnesota.
Pirates announce nine women's track signees
East Carolina women's track and field coach Curt
Kraft announced the addition of nine members of the 2006-07 signing class on
Thursday in a release from the university's athletic media relations
Among the newcomers will be three distance runners,
Nicole Briggs (Barrington, NJ), Samantha Lichtner (Newark, DE) and Jennifer
White (Virginia Beach, VA).
The Pirates are also adding three hurdlers, Lindsay
Dolan (Aliquippa, PA), Alexis Jenkins (Leland) and Lanaire Lindo (Charlotte)
to the team.
Kharya Brown (Stafford, VA) and Camelia Morman
(Durham) will add depth to the jumpers, while Chalonda Silver (Rocky Mount)
will add some strength to the sprinters.
"We are excited about this class for a lot of
reasons," Kraft said. "We have signed some great student athletes and some
great people overall.
"These students will help to set the foundation for our program for the
future. Having the four North Carolina signees is very important because it
will help us to get more in-state athletes in the future, and will help us
to draw more local athletes to East Carolina."
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