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09.20.06: Bad officiating costs Oklahoma against Oregon ... ECU women's hoops will travel to Cancun ... Pirate volleyball a shutout winner over A&T
09.19.06: Memphis ousts defensive coordinator Dunn ... ECU's Kasey Ross earns
C-USA weekly honor ... Sept. TV calendar filling up for
C-USA teams
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

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Holland addresses crowd behavior


East Carolina athletic director Terry Holland shared some thoughts about the Pirates' recent football win over Memphis and expressed some concerns about spectator conduct in a letter posted Wednesday at

The letter, similar to other "From the Desk of Terry Holland" dispatches the widely respected AD has directed to Pirate fans since assuming the position two years ago, articulates Holland's position about a topic that he considers of strategic importance. In this case, the subject was reports of unruly fan behavior at last Saturday's game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium between the Pirates and Tigers.

Quoting excerpts from written complaints he had received, Holland contrasted the inspired feelings engendered by positive interactions between the team and fans after the victory with the ill will produced by instances of poor conduct in the stands.

The letter carried the heading, "A BLACK EYE FOR THE ATHLETIC PROGRAM AND THIS UNIVERSITY." Click here to view Holland's open letter in its original context on ECU's official athletics Web site.

Holland emphasized that fans responsible for unacceptable language or behavior at ECU's home games are subject to lose their ticket privileges, and he encouraged the team's followers to demonstrate model behavior at the Pirates' matchup in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday with nationally-ranked West Virginia.

In his most recent prior "From the Desk of Terry Holland" letter, Holland in June addressed personal attacks and misinformation that cropped up on anonymous Internet message boards after ECU announced changes and upgrades in its radio network coverage.

WVU game at center of Pirate Club weekend

The weekend of Sept. 22-24 has been designated Pirate Club Weekend with East Carolina's athletic booster organization recognizing more than 9,500 individuals and businesses that are Pirate Club members, according to an ECU athletic media relations release.

As a part of the weekend festivities, Ron and Madelyn Hight will be recognized for their lead gift to the Circle of Excellence Campaign, which has provided private support to ECU athletic facility enhancements, including the new artificial turf practice field located in the Cliff Moore Football Practice Complex.

At halftime of Saturday's football game between ECU and West Virginia, Pirate Club chapter presidents representing the 34 chapters located between Washington, DC, and Atlanta, the Young Graduate Board and the Student Pirate Club Board will be recognized for their efforts helping each division reach record numbers.

Special gifts for all Pirate Club members will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Pirate Club Building three hours prior to kickoff.

As the fundraising arm of the university's athletic programs, the Pirate Club provides scholarship support to ECU student-athletes through its annual fund drive. During the past academic year, the Pirate Club provided more than $3.6 million in unrestricted scholarship funding.

Tickets for Saturday's game against West Virginia are available by calling the ECU athletic ticket office at (252) 328-4500. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

AFCA cuts ties with Hula Bowl

The American Football Coaches Association has ended its decade-long relationship with the Hula Bowl, according to an announcement on the AFCA website.

The AFCA was recently notified by Hula Bowl officials that they are considering significant format changes for the 2007 game. Due to philosophical differences over the future direction of the game, the AFCA will no longer be affiliated with the Hula Bowl.

For the last 10 years, the AFCA and its Hula Bowl selection committee have selected the players and coaches for the game. The relationship gave the AFCA’s National Coach of the Year winners from all divisions an opportunity to coach in one of college football’s oldest all-star games.

“We have had a mutually beneficial relationship with the Hula Bowl over the last 10 years,” AFCA Executive Director Grant Teaff said. “The game has given our Coach of the Year winners a tremendous opportunity to work with some of the top players in college football and our selection committee did an outstanding job each year securing talented and deserving players for the game.

“The AFCA has invested a lot of time and effort over the years to help continue the tradition of Hawaii’s longest-running sporting event. It is our hope the game will continue to be viable in its new format.”

The AFCA first teamed up with the Hula Bowl in 1996 at a time when the game’s future was very much in doubt. Over the next 10 years, the Association worked with four different ownership groups to position the game as one of the top post-season all-star games in college football.

During the AFCA’s stewardship of the selection process, Hula Bowl fans had the opportunity to see Heisman Trophy winners Danny Wuerffel, Ricky Williams and Ron Dayne, as well as a number of other future NFL stars, close out their college careers in Hawaii.

East Carolina coach Skip Holtz coached in the Hula Bowl last season. His sideline adversary this Saturday, Rich Rodriguez of West Virginia, is scheduled to coach in the game this season.

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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