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10.09.06: Buckeyes, Trojans, Gators top Harris Poll ... Denny O'Brien's Harris Poll ballot ... Gators continue success in Swamp ... Pirates stun Memphis in volleyball ... ECU soccer shuts out Herd
10.08.06: Jeff Blake bows out of hall induction ... NCAA's tax status under investigation ... North Dakota challenges NCAA mascot policy
10.07.06: Amato continues mastery of Seminoles ... ECU volleyball triumphs at home over UAB ... Millican continues bid for spot on LPGA Tour
10.06.06: Big Ten announces fines, reprimands ... Central Florida wins late field goal battle ... Millican shoots 74 in qualifying event
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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Tulsa netter Brugues takes national title


Tulsa's Arnau Brugues completed a spectacular run through the main draw of the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships with a 7-6 (5), 6-4 victory over John Isner of Georgia to earn Tulsa's first tennis national championship, according to a release on the Conference USA website.

"I can't believe it right now," said Brugues, "It's like a dream."

Brugues, ranked No. 7 in the nation, picked up the match's only service break after taking Isner to deuce in the decisive game and coming out with the win to take the second set 6-4 and preserve his championship.

Both players held serve through the first set, forcing a tiebreaker which Brugues won 7-5 after falling behind 2-0 early.

The holding serve trend continued throughout the second set until Brugues, with a 5-4 lead, battled back to force deuce in the 10th game and took the next two points for the victory.

Brugues was like a buzzsaw in the main draw, winning six-straight matches without losing a set, defeating the No. 44, No. 34, No. 61, No. 48, No. 13 and No. 2 ranked players in the nation en route to the title.

"Anytime you win a national championship it's very special," said Golden Hurricane Director of Tennis Vince Westbrook, "I think it puts a stamp on our program that we're the real deal and we're going to be someone to contend with in the future."

Miami (OH) reeling after sixth loss

ESPN came to Oxford, OH, on Sunday night to showcase Northern Illinois rushing sensation Garrett Wolfe rampaging through the Miami defense, according to a Cincinnati Enquirer report.

Instead, it was quarterback Phil Horvath who kept the RedHawks reeling. The senior hit tight end Brandon Davis with a 3-yard touchdown pass for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, and Wolfe ran for a 2-point conversion to lift NIU to a 28-25 victory.

The loss dropped the RedHawks to 0-6 overall and 0-2 in the Mid-American Conference, their worst start since 1988.

Pirates host unique diving competition

The East Carolina diving team opened its season over the weekend by hosting the ECU Diving Invitational at the Minges Aquatic Center, according to an ECU athletic media relations release.

The ECU Diving Invitational, unique in form in that divers competed as pairs instead of on their own as in a regular dual meet, featured several North Carolina schools. ECU's Peter Bradyhouse and Matt Larson teamed for a 14th place finish on the one-meter board and a 15th place finish on the three-meter board on the men's side.

Pirates freshmen Dana Gimbor and Megan Patro teamed for a ninth place finish on the three-meter and a 12th place finish on the one-meter board during the women's competition.

"This is an exciting meet for us to host" said diving coach Rich MacDonald. "It gives us a chance to start the season off with a challenging meet. I am proud how all the divers dove today. We are still in the developmental part of our season so it is great to see results like today."

A diving "shoot-out" followed the diving competition at ECU, as all divers began competing in the first round and were eliminated through six rounds. Junior Christie Icenhower finished first in the women's "shoot-out," while junior Ryan Hunt placed fifth on the men's side.

Hunt and Icenhower teamed for a fourth place finish on the one-meter and a fifth place finish on the three meter board.

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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