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10.14.06: EA Sports video game features ECU baseball stadium ... Pirates announce Tickets for Troops drive ... Six C-USA gridders in All-American Classic
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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Stokes convenes season's first hoops practice


East Carolina opened its 75th season of intercollegiate basketball and its second under head coach Ricky Stokes with its first practice of 2006-07 by working out for three hours inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Friday night, according to an ECU athletic media relations release.

The Pirates return four letterwinners in senior Courtney Captain (8.9 ppg), juniors Taylor Gagnon (1.5 ppg) and Jeremy Ingram (10.3 ppg) and sophomore Sam Hinnant (10.2 ppg). Ten newcomers, including seven freshmen, went through their first collegiate practices.

"It's really exciting to have finally gotten started," Stokes said. "With so many young faces we have to make sure that we continue to take things slow. With that said I really liked the energy, enthusiasm and eagerness they displayed tonight."

East Carolina will practice each of the next four days before taking its mandatory day off on Wednesday.

"It was a very rigorous and challenging preseason," Stokes said. "We did a little more team stuff than we did individual, so we're a little ahead of the game in regards to putting things in offensively. We just want to concentrate on getting better. That's the most important thing that we're going to focus on."

Fans will have their first chance to get a preview of this year's team at the annual Purple-Gold game prior to ECU's homecoming football game against SMU on Saturday, Oct. 21. The game is scheduled for a noon start. The Pirates open the regular season at home against Morgan State on November 11.

Pirate volleyball wins third straight

The East Carolina volleyball team won its third match defeating Southern Miss in five games, 3-2 (30-28, 30-22, 27-30, 28-30, 15-7) on Friday night.

The win by the Pirates snapped a four match winning streak for the host Golden Eagles, according to an ECU athletic media relations release. With the win, ECU improves to 13-9, 4-4 in C-USA while Southern Miss drops to 11-10, 4-3 in Conference USA.

Four Pirates tallied double-digit kills in the win, with Kelley Wernert recording 22 to lead the team. She added 12 digs for her 10th double-double of the season. Mignon Dubenion registered 21 kills, four digs and four blocks while Jaime Bevan had 16 kills. Melissa Zentner recorded her second straight double-digit kills match, with 12. Trish Monroe had 14 digs on the night while Stephanie Turner added 12. Setter Heidi Krug tallied 71 assists on the win.

The Pirates hit .311 on the night, recording 81 kills and 71 digs, with 11 total team blocks.

The Pirates return to action today as the team travels to Orlando , FL, for a 1 p.m. match against Central Florida.

ECU opens women's hoops practice at Rose

The East Carolina women’s basketball team began its fifth year in the Sharon Baldwin-Tener era on Friday night with the squad’s first practice of the 2006-07 season.

The Lady Pirates practiced for two hours Friday night at J.H. Rose High School.

“I was pleasantly surprised with the aggressiveness of our first practice,” Baldwin-Tener said. “As most first practices go, there were a lot of turnovers, but the effort and intensity of the players is where we need it to be.”

ECU returns nine letterwinners and four starters off last year's squad that tallied a 17-12 record, the team’s best finish in 14 years. Joining the team this season will be freshmen Lauren Cochran, Erica Crumlin and Shana Franks. Cochran and Crumlin will play the forward/center position while Franks will share time with returning sophomore Jasmine Young at the point guard position.

The Lady Pirates will hold their annual Purple-Gold game on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 1:00 p.m. as part of the ECU Homecoming festivities. The regular season begins Nov. 12 as ECU travels to Harrisonburg , VA, for a 2:00 p.m. tilt against James Madison.

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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