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10.02.06: Takeaways, sacks mean good things for UVa ... Gators pull even with WVU in Harris BCS poll ... Swofford presented with Homer Rice Award ... Tulsa win streak continues at ECU's expense
10.01.06: Cavs blast Duke 37-0 in Durham ... Vols deal Memphis a resounding defeat ... Pirate women's cross country wins meet
09.30.06: Wave home after record road trip ... NIT selection committee adds two ... ECU women's golf gets underway
09.29.06: NCAA graduation rate inches higher ... ECU tennis alumni will hold Oct. 7 reunion ... Tulane's return home to be televised
09.28.06: ECU rolls out Mini Pack deal on football tickets ... O'Leary cites mistakes in loss to Southern Miss ... Finances major factor in Bunting's status
09.27.06: Struggling Cavaliers face winless Duke ... Upon further review: Review unwarranted ... ECU netters get singles wins in Port City
09.26.06: ECU diamond slate loaded with home games ... East Carolina 2007 Baseball Schedule ... Rice's Lloyd collapses at workout, dies ... Golden Knights-Golden Eagles collision on TV ... C-USA announces football players of week ... ECU gets tie in women's soccer
09.25.06: O'Brien: Buckeyes, Auburn, USC, WVU tops ... Ohio State, Southern Cal lead Harris BCS poll ... Blazers topped in OT for Bulldogs' first win ... Tulsa edges Navy on blocked kick ... UTEP tops East Carolina 3-0 in volleyball
09.24.06: Clemson recognizes 1981 national champs ... Ref gets assignment involving Stoops family ... ECU volleyball falls at Tulane, hosts UTEP
09.23.06: ACC football struggling despite expansion ... Cavs may have found their quarterback ... Southern Miss freshman setting records
09.22.06: Pirate baseball announces fall scrimmages ... Tulane football in ESPN spotlight today ... Southern Miss AD will chair NCAA group
09.21.06: Holland addresses crowd behavior ... WVU game at center of Pirate Club weekend ... AFCA cuts ties with Hula Bowl
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

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Curry to receive Amos Alonzo Stagg award


The American Football Coaches Association selected Bill Curry, former head coach at Georgia Tech, Alabama and Kentucky, to receive the association’s Amos Alonzo Stagg award, according to an announcement at

The award recognizes a recipient whose services have been outstanding in the advancement of the best interests of football. It is named in honor of a founder of the AFCA. Curry will receive the award on Jan. 10, during the AFCA convention in San Antonio, TX.

Curry was a head coach in the collegiate ranks for 17 years — seven at Georgia Tech, three at Alabama and seven at Kentucky. He was Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year in 1985 and Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year in 1987 and 1989. That same year, the AFCA named Curry Division I-A regional coach of the year and he was chosen as the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year.

Curry graduated from Georgia Tech in 1965 and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers. He was part of the Super Bowl I championship team. He also played in Baltimore, Houston and Los Angeles and played in two Pro Bowls.

He serves as the executive director of Leadership Baylor at The Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN, and works as a college football analyst for ESPN and a contributing writer to

Inspired by fallen teammate, Rice whips Army

Chase Clement tossed a school-record five touchdown passes, including three to Jarett Dillard, as the Rice Owls presented head coach Todd Graham with his first victory and honored fallen teammate Dale Lloyd with a resounding 48-14 win at Army.

The Owls have dedicated the season to Lloyd, who passed away last Monday after collapsing at practice one day earlier. After battling through the mixed emotions of returning to the field, Rice blitzed an Army team that was on a two-game winning streak and had won six of its last nine dating back to last season, according to a release on the Rice athletics website.

"I can't tell you how proud I am of the kids," Graham said. "After the emotions they have gone through this week, to come out here and focus the way they did was very challenging. I feel like we got better at every phase this week. We've got a good football team and I've known that all along," he added.

Clement, who had not seen the field since suffering an injury in the opener against Houston, led the Owl offense to scores in each of their first four possessions of the first half. After Army took the opening drive and reeled off a nine-play, 55-yard scoring drive, Clement and the Owls answered back with a 67-yard march, capped by a 20-yard scoring strike to true freshman Taylor Wardlow. It was Wardlow's his first career reception.

Clement was responsible for all but three yards on the drive, rushing for 20 and completing three of four for 44 yards.

ECU women's golf team finishes 11th

The East Carolina women's golf team concluded its first tournament of the 2006-07 season with an 11th place finish at the Wildcat Fall Invitational at the University Club's Big Blue Course in Lexington, KY.

The Pirates (4-10-0) moved up two spots from yesterday carding a final round score of 318 to finish with a 54-hole score of 977, according to an ECU athletic media relations release.

Playing conditions were perfect for the final round, a welcomed change from yesterday's miserable winds and rain. Memphis used a final day comeback to edge Augusta State for the tournament team crown.

Heading into the final day of action, Louisville held a one-stroke advantage over Memphis and N.C. State, but the Tigers put together an impressive 298 third round to take home the win. Augusta State began the day five shots off the lead and enjoyed a great final round to edge the Wolfpack for second place. N.C. State finished in third, while Louisville and Birmingham Southern rounded out the top-five.

Mississippi State's Amanda Mathis claimed the individual crown by a single stroke a nine-over-par 225. Mathis earned a second place finish in last season's tournament. She edged Louisville's Adrienne White and N.C. State's Lauren Doughtie who tied for second place.

For the Pirates, freshman Ana Maria Puche shot a final round seven-over par to finish tied for 33nd (85-76-79=240). Lene Krog claimed a share of 50th place, while Abby Bools tied for 55th place, Jessica Hauser tied for 58th and freshman Kristin Billings was 75th.

ECU will be back in action Oct. 20 when the Pirates host the Lady Pirate Invitational at Bradford Creek.

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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