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10.05.06: Gold captures ECU World Series with 8-7 win ... Tulsa runs past Southern Miss ... Former ECU golfer Millican in LPGA qualifying
10.04.06: TV exposure continues for C-USA teams ... Former UVa stars make $1 million gift ... SMU takes two of three weekly league honors
10.03.06: Curry to receive Stagg award ... Inspired by fallen teammate, Rice whips Army ... ECU women's golf team finishes 11th
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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Big Ten announces fines, reprimands


As a direct result of unsportsmanlike conduct involving Illinois and Michigan State players occurring in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 30 football game, each institution has been fined $10,000 and Illinois coach Ron Zook and Michigan State coach John L. Smith have been reprimanded by the Big Ten Conference for failing to ensure that their teams conducted themselves in an acceptable fashion.

The conference made the announcement in a release on the league's website.

Illinois players reportedly attempted to plant a school flag at midfield after a 23-20 win at Michigan State on Saturday.

"The Big Ten and its member institutions, coaches, student-athletes and fans place a high value on competing fairly and with dignity regardless of the competitive outcome," Commissioner James E. Delany said. "The conduct of the players last week in the postgame environment violated our rules and expectations for student-athletes and as a result we have taken the aforementioned actions."

The Big Ten Conference stated that it considers the matter concluded and will have no further comment.

Central Florida wins late field goal battle

Kevin Smith rushed for a season-high 166 yards before getting hurt and Michael Torres kicked a 22-yard field goal with 6.7 seconds left to lift Central Florida to a 23-22 victory over Marshall on Wednesday night, according to a release on the Conference USA website.

Anthony Binswanger's career-high 50-yard field goal gave Marshall a 22-20 lead with 3 minutes left, but that left enough time for UCF quarterback Steven Moffett.

Moffett, who was benched for most of the first half, completed four straight passes to move the Golden Knights (2-3, 1-1 C-USA) to the Marshall 17 with 50 seconds remaining. He finished 13-of-19 for 165 yards.

Jason Peters then ran 14 yards to the 3, setting up Torres' third field goal of the game, all from 22 yards.

Marshall (1-4, 0-1) couldn't take advantage of the 181-yard rushing effort of Ahmad Bradshaw and the energized atmosphere of having actor Matthew McConaughey on the sidelines.

McConaughey is starring in an upcoming film on the aftermath of a 1970 plane crash that killed 75 people, including most of the Marshall football team. He led the current team on a walk to the stadium before the game. A 4-minute scene from the film, scheduled to be released Dec. 22, was shown at halftime.

Smith's 34-yard run set up Moffett's 28-yard TD pass to Mike Walker to give UCF a 20-9 lead early in the third quarter. Smith suffered an undisclosed injury late in the third quarter and didn't return.

Bradshaw answered a minute later with a 32-yard TD run and Binswanger's 26-yard field goal early in the fourth brought Marshall within 20-19.

Marshall drove 99 yards for its first score, aided by Bradshaw's 59-yard run. Bernard Morris hit freshman tight end Cody Slate with a 7-yard TD pass for a 6-0 lead after the missed extra point.

Kyle Israel replaced Moffett on UCF's third series and scored on a 2-yard run to put the Golden Knights ahead 7-6 early in the second.

Millican shoots 74 in qualifying event

Former East Carolina standout golfer Adrienne Millican moved one step closer to earning her LPGA Tour card on Wednesday when she fired another 2-over-par round of 74 to finish tied for 22nd at the Venice (FL) LPGA Sectional Qualifying Tournament at Plantation Golf and Country Club, according to an ECU athletic media relations release.

Tara Bateman of Chandler, AZ, took a two-shot lead after shooting a 2-under-par 70. Bateman is only one of two players currently under par for the tournament and is one of only seven players to post an under-par round after windy conditions on Wednesday. The dream of LPGA Tour status is still alive for 73 players who survived the 36-hole cut Wednesday, which fell at 153 (+9).

Bateman, who played on the Panther course, is currently at 3-under-par 141 (71-70) and holds a two-shot lead over South Korean Hae-Jung Kim.

With her two-day total of 148 (74-74), Millican advances to the third round and will play the Bobcat Course (par-72, 6,401-yard) Thursday morning. In first round action, she carded a 2-over-par 74 put her in a tie for 34th.

The first two days, players competed on both the Bobcat and Panther courses at Plantation Golf and Country Club, playing each of the courses once before the 36-hole cut was made today. The final two rounds will be played on the Bobcat Course. The top-30 players and ties at the end of 72 holes will advance to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, FL, Nov. 29-Dec. 3.

The Venice qualifier is the second of the LPGA Tour's two sectional qualifying events in 2006. The first was at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, CA, two weeks ago. The top-30 finishers and ties from each qualifier join current LPGA Tour members attempting to improve their status and the players who finished sixth through 15th on the final 2006 Duramed Futures Tour money list at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.

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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