Bonesville: The Authoritative Independent Voice of East Carolina
Daily News & Features from East Carolina, Conference USA and Beyond

Mobile Alpha Roundup Daily Beat Recruiting The Seasons Multimedia Historical Data Pirate Time Machine SportByte™ Weather


10.15.06: Stokes convenes season's first hoops practice ... Pirate volleyball wins third straight ... ECU women open basketball practice at Rose
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

News Nuggets, 10.16.06
 —  —  —  —  —

Previous Day's Nuggets...             Next Day's Nuggets...

Compiled from staff reports and electronic dispatches

Coker suspends 8 Miami players after brawl


At least eight University of Miami football players will miss all or part of the team's next contest for their involvement in Saturday night's brawl during a game with Florida International, according to a Miami Herald report.

The five Hurricanes who were ejected from the game must at least sit out the first half of Miami's game at Duke next week, as mandated by NCAA rules. And Hurricanes coach Larry Coker suspended three additional players Sunday morning, though he said he had not decided for how long.

The brawl took place with about nine minutes left in the third quarter of Miami's 35-0 win. It lasted about five minutes and resulted in the ejections of a total of 13 players from both teams.

''It was disgraceful,'' Coker said of the brawl. ``That's not college football, it's not what we represent at the University of Miami, and it will not be tolerated.''

The five UM players ejected from the game were cornerbacks Bruce Johnson and Carlos Armour, running back Charlie Jones, and offensive linemen Derrick Morse and Chris Barney.

After seeing highlights of the brawl on TV late last night, Coker said he will also suspend safety Brandon Meriweather, linebacker James Bryant and safety Anthony Reddick. He indicated he may suspend others once he reviews the full tape of the incident.

''I didn't see the whole picture,'' Coker said. ``Some of it I saw on TV when I got home last night. I haven't seen the full TV copy. I'll see that later today, and when we get that copy [we'll decide].''

The Atlantic Coast Conference is also reviewing the matter. Miami athletic director Paul Dee said ACC officials met Sunday afternoon to discuss the brawl and any possible punishments.

''Probably we will take joint action,'' Dee said. ``We will do what we think and then [the ACC] will do anything further if they believe it's necessary.''

Pirate volleyball continues roll at UCF

The East Carolina volleyball team won its fourth straight match, sweeping Central Florida 3-0 (30-26, 30-22, 32-30) on Sunday afternoon at the UCF Arena.

The Pirates are now 14-9, 5-4 in C-USA while UCF drops to 5-14, 1-7 in C-USA action, according to an ECU athletic media relations release.

Kelley Wernert once again led the Pirates, as she finished the match with 20 kills. Heidi Krug dished out 33 assists in the victory and Trish Monroe posted 14 digs.

UCF had a chance to win game three, but the Pirates recorded two-straight points to break a 30-30 tie. After an attack error by UCF sophomore middle blocker Jenny Heppert, Wernert recorded the match-clinching kill.

The Pirates return home on Friday to host Rice in a 7 p.m. match in Minges Coliseum.

Szilard leads ECU women's soccer win

Amy Szilard scored both of East Carolina's goals as the Lady Pirates beat Southern Miss at Bunting Field in Greenville on Sunday afternoon in a Conference USA soccer match.

The Pirates controlled play in the first half with eight shots and seven corner kicks while the Golden Eagles managed only two shots and no corner kicks, according to an ECU athletic media relations release.

The two goals by Szilard give her the team lead in goals and points with 6 and 13, respectively.

Szilard started the scoring in the 17th minute, kicking the ball past Southern Miss goalie Christina Duvall after assists from East Carolina defensemen Kat Norris and Patty Pierce. Norris, along with Jami Dickerson, also assisted Szilard's second goal at 27:40.

ECU goalkeeper Amber Campbell recorded her fifth shutout of the season with four saves. With four regular season games left Campbell is two shutouts behind the ECU single-season record of seven, held by Amy Horton.

The second half was a defensive battle as both teams combined for only six shots. Southern Miss (4-10-1, 0-5-0) changed goalies for the second half as Holly Cox allowed no goals and tallied three saves in the second half.

"Our first half carried us today as we created a lot of opportunities and Amy was able to convert on a couple of them," said ECU head coach Rob Donnenwirth. "This is a big win because it keeps us in the hunt for the playoffs, but we have a tough road trip coming up so we have to remain focused."

ECU (7-6-2, 2-2-1) now faces its' final road contests of the season as it plays at Tulsa Oct. 20 and at Southern Methodist Oct. 22. The outcome of the road trip will have an impact on whether or not the Pirates will make it into the eight-team Conference USA Tournament, to be held in Dallas Nov. 1-5.

The Pirates' next home match will be Oct. 27 when they host Texas-El Paso.

Harris Poll's top 5 varies from BCS Standings

From staff reports and a release

Ohio State once again collected 112 of 114 first-place votes to top this week’s Harris Interactive College Football Poll, the fourth for the 2006 college football season. Michigan, Southern Cal, West Virginia and Texas round out the top 5.

Ohio State is also No. 1 in the BCS Standings released on Sunday, but from there the season's inaugural standings depart from the Harris results. Southern Cal, Michigan, Auburn and West Virginia follow in positions 2 through 5 in the BCS pecking order.

The Harris Poll, commissioned by the Bowl Championship Series, ranks the Top 25 teams and is compiled from ballots submitted by a panel of former coaches, players and administrators, and current and former media. For this week’s Harris Poll, 114 panelists, including Bonesville columnist Denny O'Brien, submitted their rankings. (Click here to view O'Brien's ballot.)

The Harris Poll is one of the elements in the BCS Rankings, which are used in the determination of teams that will participate in BCS postseason games, including the national championship game.

Oct. 15 Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Rank Team  (1st Place Votes)  Record  Points  Prev
  1. Ohio State        (112)    7-0    2,848    1
  2. Michigan            (1)    7-0    2,663    4
  3. Southern Cal        (1)    6-0    2,652    2
  4. West Virginia              6-0    2,502    5
  5. Texas                      6-1    2,360    6
  6. Louisville                 6-0    2,188    7
  7. Auburn                     6-1    2,055   10
  8. Tennessee                  5-1    2,009    8
  9. Florida                    6-1    1,935    3
 10. Notre Dame                 5-1    1,920    9
 11. California                 6-1    1,772   11
 12. Clemson                    6-1    1,607   12
 13. Georgia Tech               5-1    1,289   15
 14. Louisiana State            5-2    1,241   16
 15. Oregon                     5-1    1,136   20
 16. Nebraska                   6-1    1,068   19
 17. Arkansas                   5-1    1,044   22
 18. Boise State                6-0      942   21
 19. Rutgers                    6-0      746   24
 20. Oklahoma                   4-2      654   23
 21. Boston College             5-1      605   25
 22. Wisconsin                  6-1      567   NR
 23. Iowa                       5-2      290   13
 24. Georgia                    5-2      227   14
 25. Missouri                   6-1      221   17

Number of first place votes in parentheses.

Other teams receiving votes: Texas A&M 126; Wake Forest 122; Pittsburgh 110; Virginia Tech 75; Florida State 31; BYU 16; Vanderbilt 6; TCU 5; Tulsa 5; Purdue 4; Miami (FLA) 3; Penn State 3; Texas Tech 1; UCLA 1; Washington 1.

Dropped out of the Top 25: Virginia Tech.

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.


Page Updated: 02/23/2007 12:52 PM


©2001-2002-2003-2004-2005-2006-2007-2008-2009-2010-2011-2012-2013 All rights reserved.
Articles, logos, graphics, photos, audio files, video files and other content originated on this site are the proprietary property of
None of the articles, logos, graphics, photos, audio files, video files or other content originated on this site may be reproduced without written permission.
This site is not affiliated with East Carolina University. View's Privacy Policy. Advertising contact: 252-349-3280; Editorial contact:; 252-444-1905.