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09.18.06: Mountaineers have some things to work on ... New Jersey will test prep players for steroids ... ECU women's soccer falls 1-0 to Penn
09.17.06: Knife trouble nothing new at Northern Colorado ... South Carolina QB will rejoin team ... Pirate volleyball sweeps Grambling State
09.16.06: Yahoo report says Bush accepted benefits ... Pirate volleyball gets fourth shutout ... ECU women's soccer edged by Seahawks
09.15.06: Amato post-Akron comments fueling reactions ... Stabbed N. Colorado punter watches team ... Pirate volleyball topped by Herd
09.14.06: NFL rosters filled with C-USA alums ... Southern Miss coach Bower calls Pack "scary" ... Rice goalkeeper McClintock gets national honor
09.13.06: Pirate punter Dougherty on Guy watch list ... ECU golfers finish ninth at Mid Pines ... East Carolina sweeps Campbell in volleyball
09.12.06: WVU, Pirates to be shown on ESPN 2 ... UAB's Felder honored for game- saving strip ... C-USA volleyball accolade for Pirates' Krug
09.11.06: Buckeye cheerleader drinks, drives, hits veep ... Houston's Kolb sets school mark in rout ... Krug sets ECU volleyball assists mark
09.10.06: Aundrae Allison on Biletnikoff watch list ... SEC's artificial noise penalties reinstated ... ECU volleyball falls to North Florida
09.09.06: UAB focuses on covering Aundrae Allison ... Ga. Southern mourns death of Erk Russell ... Shelby named to ECU women's hoops staff
09.08.06: NCAA's Brand calls for 80 percent grad rate ... ECU women's soccer gets regional ranking ... Soccer Buzz recognizes ECU's Nicole Moore ... Pirates get volleyball sweep over UNCW
09.07.06: Tigers, Pack, Deacs highlight ECU hoops slate ... Record contradicts Tressel's poll vote claim ... Winston- Salem State coach gets extension
09.06.06: Holland featured speaker at power lunch ... College games shorter after rule changes ... Full day in
C-USA includes Pirates vs. Blazers ... C-USA names football players of the week
09.05.06: Holtz discusses loss to Navy, challenge at UAB ... UAB pleased with performance vs. Sooners ... U of L's Bush has surgery for broken leg
09.04.06: Ole Miss survives Memphis in Sunday opener ... Blazers narrowly miss upset bid at Oklahoma ... Early showdown tonight for 'Canes, 'Noles ... Cavaliers turn back Pirates in volleyball final
09.03.06: NCAA president Brand at Elon on Wednesday ... Pirate volleyball 2-0 after topping Georgetown ... National honor for Memphis soccer player
09.02.06: Miners prevail over Aztecs in season opener ... East Carolina has Wright stuff in volleyball ... ECU women's soccer gets another shutout
09.01.06: UAB game off limits to Peterson's Dad ... Tulsa rolls past Stephen F. Austin in opener ... Pirates announce nine women's track signees
08.31.06: Ex-Buc Witter hits home run to complete cycle ... Herd player helps team to international win ... UAB takes aim on opener, plans to honor Tuck
08.30.06: Army six wins away from San Diego trip ... Rivers will get starting assignment for Chargers ... With Campbell in goal, ECU shuts out Camels
08.29.06: Holtz indicates Pirates are ready ... C-USA teams face stiff season-opening tests ... Three C-USA QB's on O'Brien watch list
08.28.06: Herd loses top receiver Moore for WVU opener ... Memphis puts more walk-ons on scholarship ... Hokies claim title in ECU volleyball event
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

News Nuggets, 09.19.06
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Memphis ousts defensive coordinator Dunn


Memphis football coach Tommy West announced today at his weekly press luncheon that defensive coordinator Joe Lee Dunn had been relieved of his coaching duties with the Tigers, according to a release on the Memphis athletic website. Dunn had served in the post since the spring of 2003.

"I want to thank Coach Dunn for the contributions he made in the three years that he was here," West stated. "I think he was a big part of our success but I have a responsibility to my boss (Athletic Director R.C. Johnson) and our team to do what I feel is the right thing. I like Joe Lee as a person. This is a business decision by me. I didn't feel that at this time we were moving forward on the defensive side of the ball. When I feel that way and I can't be positive about what we are doing, then I've got to make changes.

"Again, I appreciate what Joe Lee did while he was here. This decision was based on a confidence issue about our system."

Dunn, who had served as defensive coordinator for the Tigers from 1989-91 under Chuck Stobart, returned to Memphis after serving in the same capacity at Ole Miss, Arkansas, and Mississippi State in the late 1990's.

"I will take over our defense right now and will remain in that role until the end of this season," said West. "Obviously this is not a good situation, but we do have two weeks before we play our next game. That's not enough time to put in a defensive system, but it is enough time to put in a defensive plan for that game."

The Tigers are coming off a 35-20 loss at East Carolina in which Memphis had six turnovers and lost a 20-7 lead.

"This is not a decision based on the East Carolina game," West added. "This is a decision based on philosophies and kind of how we have been playing for awhile."

ECU's Kasey Ross earns C-USA weekly honor

East Carolina senior cornerback Kasey Ross was named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week today for his play against Memphis Saturday, according to a release from the ECU athletic media relations office.

Ross, a native of Alachua, FL, led the Pirates with a career-high eight tackles, seven of which were solo, and spearheaded a unit which forced six Memphis turnovers during ECU's 35-20 C-USA win over the Tigers.

With 1:33 left in the game, Ross picked up his fourth career interception when he stepped in front of a Martin Hankins pass at the ECU 23-yard line and returned it 77 yards for a touchdown to secure the Pirates' win.

Also credited with one pass breakup, Ross keyed a defense that posted a second-half shutout, limiting the Tigers to just 80 total yards of offense in the third and fourth quarters combined.

Ross joined Co-Offensive Players of the Week Damion Fletcher (Southern Miss running back) and Matt Forte (Tulane running back), and Special Teams Player of the Week Darren McCaleb (Southern Miss Kicker) as C-USA honorees.

The Pirates will be back in action this Saturday when they host No. 4 West Virginia at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium at 4:30 p.m. (EDT).

Sept. TV calendar filling up for C-USA teams

Conference USA has announced three television updates for games on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The game between No. 15 Tennessee and Memphis will air on ESPN with a noon kickoff at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. It was also announced that ESPNU will televise Rice's game at Army that same day. Kickoff for the contest in West Point will be 3:30 p.m. EDT.

ESPN has also announced that it has added the Houston at Miami (FL) game to its broadcast schedule on that day. The Cougars-Hurricanes contest will kickoff at 6:00 p.m. EDT at the Orange Bowl and will air on ESPN2. The changes give C-USA four nationally-televised games on Sept. 30, as CSTV will air Tulane's long-awaited return to the Louisiana Superdome at 7:30 p.m. EDT that evening versus Southern Methodist.

C-USA will have a total of nine nationally-televised games over the next two Saturdays, with a key conference game between Southern Miss and Central Florida airing in-between those Saturdays. ESPN2 will televise the Golden Eagles-Golden Knights East Division battle on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

East Carolina's home game with No. 4 West Virginia on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 4:00 p.m. EDT, will be televised on ESPN2.

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 electronic services and other sources. Copyright 2006 and other publishers. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


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