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10.13.06: Pirate basketball gets national TV dates ... ECU women's hoops getting tube time, too ... East Carolina baseball to host winter camp
10.12.06: ECU hoops scrimmages set for Homecoming ... Camels stun No. 3 UNC-Chapel Hill in soccer ... ECU picked 7th in
C-USA women's hoops
10.11.06: Dougherty gets
C-USA special teams honor ... Pirate promotions abound for Tulsa game ... UCF versus Pitt on TV Friday night
10.10.06: Tulsa netter Brugues takes national title ... Miami (OH) reeling after sixth loss ... Pirates host unique diving competition
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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EA Sports video game features ECU stadium


EA Sports has announced that East Carolina's Clark-LeClair Stadium is one of four new stadiums to be introduced into the MVP 07 NCAA Baseball video game, bringing the total number of featured collegiate stadiums to 23.

Clark-LeClair Stadium is the first stadium in the state of North Carolina to receive such recognition and just the second Conference USA stadium to be featured in the game — the other is Rice's Reckling Park — according to an ECU athletic media relations release.

Other additions to the game in 2007 include Virginia’s Davenport Field, Arkansas’s Charlie Baum Stadium and Polk-DeMent Stadium at Mississippi State.

Another first for the popular collegiate game is a special voice-over that will be read at the beginning of every 2-3 games played at Clark-LeClair Stadium by ESPN's Mike Patrick:

"Hello everyone and welcome to Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville, N.C. — home of the ECU Pirates ... and named in honor of five-time Conference Coach-of-the-Year Keith LeClair. Coach LeClair will forever be remembered by players and fans alike for his significant contributions to the ECU community and NCAA Baseball."

Rounding out the audio presentation will be Stanford's three-time All-America pitcher Kyle Peterson doing color-analysis with Patrick's play-by-play. EA Sports has also incorporated video of both Patrick and Peterson in the booth at Rosenblatt Stadium as part of their intro-video as well as updating graphics of the original 19 stadiums.

Also included are 128 university teams from all of the top conferences, as well as the 19 original ballparks from the MVP 06 NCAA Baseball including Rosenblatt Stadium, home of the NCAA College World Series.

Other prominent ballparks featured in the game are Russ Chandler Stadium (Georgia Tech), Hawks Field at Haymaker Park (Nebraska), Alex Box Stadium (LSU), Mark Light Field (Miami), Disch-Faulk Field (Texas), Doug Kingsmore Stadium (Clemson), Frank Eck Stadium (Notre Dame), Packard Stadium (Arizona State), Swayze Field (Ole Miss), Lindsay Nelson Stadium (Tennessee), Baylor Ballpark (Baylor), The Ballpark at St. Johns (St. Johns), Sunken Diamond (Stanford), Goodwin Field (Cal State Fullerton), Jerry Kendall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium (Arizona), Dick Howser Stadium (Florida State) and Dedeaux Field (Southern Cal).

Through its partnership with the Collegiate Licensing Company, ECU athletics continues to drive exposure for its programs and maximize licensing opportunities.

Pirates announce Tickets for Troops drive

East Carolina athletics has formally announced the Tickets for Troops campaign that has been advertised during home football games this season.

Pirate fans are encouraged to show their support of the military by purchasing specially priced tickets to be donated directly to active service members and their immediate families, according to an ECU athletic media relations release. Each ticket costs $15 and is eligible as a tax-deductible contribution. Tickets for troops can be donated online or by calling the East Carolina ticket office at 1-800-DIAL-ECU.

Tickets purchased and donated under the program are for ECU's Military Appreciation Day game against Marshall on Veterans' Day, Nov. 11, 2006. Tickets will be distributed to local members of the military and to all participating North Carolina Military Bases.

The ECU Athletics Department also encourages area businesses to participate in Tickets for Troops. Three donation levels have been set up and each business will be recognized on the videoboard during the Nov. 11 game versus the Thundering Herd. Donation levels are the white level which includes 20 tickets for $300, the purple level which includes 50 tickets for $750 and the gold level which includes 100 tickets for $1,500.

Six C-USA gridders in All-American Classic

Six players from Conference USA universities have accepted an invitation to play in the All-American Classic in Las Vegas this coming January, according to an announcement on the league website.

Included are Marshall strong safety Curtis Keyes, Memphis free safety Wesley Smith, Southern Miss offensive guard George Batiste, Tulane quarterback Lester Ricard, Tulsa offensive tackle Jeff Perrett and Central Florida wide receiver Mike Walker.

This year's game is set for Monday Jan. 15, 2007. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. The game will be played at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. The All-American Classic will be shown live and re-played again during prime time on the NFL Network.

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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