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10.24.06: New thumbnails: Baker, Byrd and Thompson ... Ore golden in Hokies' win over Southern Miss ... Unbeaten start for ECU swim teams ... Tar Heels picked first in ACC hoops
10.23.06: Jenkins' three lifts Gold in scrimmage ... ECU volleyball takes sixth straight C-USA win ... Bools finishes sixth in Lady Pirate golf
10.22.06: Pirates volleyball on record streak ... Mountaineers handle Huskies, stay unbeaten ... Georgia golfer gets call to play in South Africa
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, 10.25.06
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Compiled from staff reports and electronic dispatches

Ex-Pirate Adams attempts PGA qualifying

The first stage of the PGA TOUR National Qualifying Tournament kicks off this week, where players in five locations across the U.S. will try to beat tricky courses to earn the ultimate treat — a chance to advance to the second round and one step closer to the PGA Tour.

For former East Carolina golfer Frank Adams, III, who is in the field at Florence Country Club in Florence, SC, it's not going to be so frightening this year, according to a report from Lauren Deason of as released on

That's because Adams, 27, has experience on his side, as well as a helping hand. Younger brother Russ, 26, will be caddying for Frank for the second consecutive year. And Russ knows a thing or two about playing a high profile professional sport, having spent the past two years as an infielder for the Toronto Blue Jays.

For Frank, it's a relief to have his brother on the loop.

"I think the biggest thing is just having someone on the bag that you are comfortable with and it helps when you know someone that well. They are a little better at knowing when to say something," said Frank. "The last two years the combination has worked out pretty well. It is very reassuring to know that you have that relationship with the person out there with you-that can be a great help to you."

C-USA names football players of week

Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for a career-high 242 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries to lead Marshall to a 31-24 win at UAB Saturday and earn Conference USA offensive player of the week honors. Bradshaw's rushing total is the third highest recorded by a player at MU and the first 200-plus yard rushing performance since Chris Parker in 1993.

Bradshaw scored on runs of 26 and 67 yards. The Marshall standout compiled 174 yards on 11 carries with the two scores in the first half alone. He averaged 9.7 yards per carry and led a Marshall rushing attack that accumulated 317 yards for the game.

Houston senior nose tackle Marquay Love captured defensive player of the week honors and special team recognition went to Houston sophomore kicker Ben Bell.

Trailing 17-10 at the half, the Houston defense, led by Love, shut down Texas-El Paso's offense in the second half. The Cougar defense held the Miners to zero points and just 33 yards of total offense on 17 plays in the second half. Love finished with a team-high seven tackles, including three for losses and one sack.

Bell nailed a career-best 42-yard field goal as well as a 35-yard attempt, and was perfect on all four of his extra point attempts in helping the Cougars snap a three-game losing streak with the 34-17 win over UTEP. Bell has now converted 41 straight PATs dating back to last season and is a perfect 28-for-28 this season.

Tar Heels will retain many football recruits

Losing John Bunting as head coach doesn’t necessarily mean the highly regarded recruiting class he’s assembled won’t wind up at North Carolina, according to a Fayetteville Observer report by Sammy Batten.

Batten, who also authors a football recruiting column for, indicated in the article that several of the top prospects in a class already ranked among the nation’s best said Monday they’re going to stick with oral commitments to the Tar Heels, despite Bunting’s departure after the 2006 season.

Foremost among those, reported Batten, is Burlington’s Dwight Jones, a 6-foot-5, 210-pounder ranked as the nation’s No. 3 wide receiver prospect by

“I thought maybe they would give Coach Bunting another year,’’ Jones was quoted as saying. “I'm going to talk to my parents and my coach. I still want to go to Carolina. I want to go there even if Coach Bunting is not there.’’

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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