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10.25.06: Ex-Pirate Adams attempts PGA qualifying ...
C-USA names football players of week ... Tar Heels will retain many football recruits
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, 10.26.06
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Compiled from staff reports and electronic dispatches

Tickets for Troops promotion expands

The Tickets for Troops campaign in conjunction with East Carolina's home game with Marshall on Nov. 11  has been expanded to include matching tickets for donated tickers, according to an announcement from ECU's athletic media relations department.

Pirate fans and supporters are asked to purchase $15 tickets in support of Military Appreciation Day with the tickets being donated to members of the military serving in Eastern North Carolina.

"We have had tremendous support for the Tickets for Troops campaign so far and I'm excited to announce that ECU will match each ticket donated," said assistant athletic director Scott Wetherbee. "We want to provide the opportunity for any service man or woman to be able to attend this game as a thank you for everything they do for our country."

To participate in Tickets for Troops, visit the Tickets for Troops icon at or call the ECU athletic ticket office at 1-800-DIAL-ECU.

The Pirates play Marshall in their final home game of the year on November 11 at 1:00 p.m. Some of the scheduled events associated with the Military Appreciation Day: a pre-game flyover; a small American flag giveaway; military displays at gates; toys for tots at gates; military dignitaries recognized on the field and a patriotic medley performed by The Marching Pirates.

Another C-USA honor for ECU's Icenhower

East Carolina's Christie Icenhower claimed this week's Conference USA diver of the week honors after she placed first on both the one-meter and three-meter boards in a tri-meet with College of Charleston and Gardner-Webb.

This is the third time the junior from Lawrenceville, NJ, has earned the league's weekly award. Icenhower is unbeaten in dual meet competition this season, cliaming first place on both the one and three-meter boards in a dual meet against Davidson two weeks ago.

Southern Methodist's Anja Carman takes this week's C-USA Swimmer of the Week award after capturing three first-place finishes and leading her team to the SMU Women's Swim Classic title. The No. 8 Mustangs scored 327 points to defeat No. 14 Florida State, No. 13 Wisconsin, Alabama, Virginia Tech and LSU.

Icenhower and her ECU teammates resume competition at William & Mary on Friday.

Report: Davis would have interest in Tar Heels

The carousel of possible candidates to replace John Bunting as head coach at North Carolina has started to turn with at least one big name throwing his hat in the ring, according to a Fayetteville Observer report by Sammy Batten.

Marvin Demoff, the agent for former University of Miami and Cleveland Browns coach Butch Davis, said his client would have an interest in the North Carolina job, wrote Batten, who also authors a recruiting column for

But Demoff said Davis hasn’t been contacted by the Tar Heels.

“He does want to coach again in 2007,’’ Demoff said.

Davis is best known for restoring the glory to a Miami program between 1995 and 2001 that had been stricken by NCAA violations and banned from bowl participation. He directed the Hurricanes to a 51-20 record in six seasons, including an 11-1 mark in 2000 before jumping to the NFL and the Browns.

Other names that have surfaced in media speculation about potential successors to Bunting include some with area ties: Washington coach Tyrone Willingham, a Kinston native and Jacksonville High School alumnus; former East Carolina coach Steve Logan, who has been successful as an offensive coach in NFL Europe and carved a niche as a popular broadcaster since his departure from the Pirates; and Navy coach Paul Johnson, a native of Newland and graduate of Western Carolina.

North Carolina Athletic Director Dick Baddour announced Sunday that Bunting would not be retained for 2007 after failing to produce a consistent winner in six seasons.

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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