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10.21.06: Report: UNC-Chapel Hill's Bunting to resign ... Coaches' challenges yield few reversals ... Southern Miss prepared for Hokies
10.20.06: ECU's Roach nominated for Draddy Award ... Memphis picked first in C-USA basketball ... 4th-ranked UTEP runners coming to Greenville
10.19.06: Koren Robinson suspended by NFL ... Miami broadcaster axed over brawl comments ... Dartmouth, Holy Cross row gets investigation
10.18.06: League teams busy; ECU ends homestand ... C-USA names football players of week ... ECU's Krug captures C-USA weekly honor
10.17.06: ACC, Miami announce additional suspensions ... More suspensions also on Sun Belt's agenda ... Duke lacrosse under "60 Minutes" scrutiny
10.16.06: Coker suspends eight Miami players after brawl ... Pirate volleyball continues roll at UCF ... Szilard leads ECU women's soccer win ... Harris Poll's top 5 varies from BCS Standings
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

News Nuggets, 10.22.06
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Compiled from staff reports and electronic dispatches

Pirates volleyball on record streak

Kelley Wernert and Jaime Bevan combined for 37 kills as the East Carolina volleyball team defeated Rice 3-2 on Friday night at Minges Coliseum.

The Pirates improved to 15-9 on the season and 6-4 in Conference USA play, while Rice falls to 11-13 overall and 4-6 in the league.

The win was the fifth straight in C-USA for the Pirates, the longest conference winning streak in program history.

It was the second time in as many years that ECU and Rice played a five-game match as the Pirates took a 3-2 decision in Houston last season.

White completed 9 of 14 passes for 156 yards and a touchdown and ran 15 times for 102 yards and a score.

Mountaineers handle Huskies, stay unbeaten

West Virginia stayed unbeaten with a 37-11 win at Connecticut on Friday night, according to a report on the Mountaineers' athletic website.

West Virginia quarterback Patrick White ran for a 45-yard touchdown and threw a 52-yard TD pass to Rayshawn Bolden. Steve Slaton iced the game with a 56-yard TD run in the fourth quarter to help the Mountaineers boost their record to 7-0, 2-0. It was WVU’s 14th straight regular season victory eclipsing the school record of 13 straight wins established by the 1952-53 teams.

The Mountaineers have also won nine straight Big East contests dating back to 2004.

"The pleasing part tonight was even though we messed around the first couple of drives there was no panic on the sidelines and our guys knew what they had to do next," said WVU coach Rich Rodriguez.

Georgia golfer gets call to play in South Africa

University of Georgia golfer Chris Kirk received a phone call from the U.S. Golf Association, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report. The message: Get your clubs cleaned and your passport ready. You're going to South Africa.

Kirk, the first alternate for the World Amateur team, moved into the three-man starting rotation when Wake Forest's Webb Simpson broke a bone in his hand and was told he couldn't play again until Dec. 1.

Kirk will join UNLV's Jonathan Moore and longtime amateur Trip Kuehne for the competition Oct. 26-29 in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

"It's been a couple days of madness trying to pull everything together, from the travel to the uniform to working things out with the school," said Kirk, who flew out on Friday morning.

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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