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10.26.06: Tickets for Troops promotion expands ... Another C-USA honor for ECU's Icenhower ... Report: Davis would have interest in Heels
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, 10.27.06
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Compiled from staff reports and electronic dispatches

Rice's Almond named Wooden candidate

Rice senior Morris Almond is one of 50 players selected as candidates for the 2006-07 John R. Wooden Award All-American team and for the the John R. Wooden Award, which is presented annually to the outstanding collegiate basketball player, according to an announcement on the Conference USA website.

This is the first time since 1982, when Ricky Pierce was a member of the Wooden Award All-American Team, that an Owl basketball player has been recognized by the Wooden Award Selection Committee. Almond is the only player from C-USA to be selected in the top 50.

Pirates hosting C-USA cross country

The 2006 Conference USA cross country championships will be held in Greenville and hosted by East Carolina at Overton Lake Kristi on Saturday.

The championships will feature the women's 5K race at 10:30 a.m., to be followed by the men's 8K race at 11:30 a.m.. Nine runners will compete from each men's and women's team, according to an ECU athletic media relations release.

This is the second time that East Carolina will have hosted the C-USA championships at Lake Kristi. The last time ECU hosted the event was in 2001 when the men finished ninth and the women placed fifth.

The Pirates, led by Nicole Briggs on the women's squad and Stephen Tausend on the men's team, will look for their first league title. The highest finish for the men and women's teams was fifth place, which occurred in 2004 and 2001, respectively.

The first 15 men and women to cross the finish line at the conference championships will be named to the C-USA All-Conference first, second or third teams, according to their order of finish.

East Carolina, Houston, Marshall, Memphis, Rice, Tulsa, Central Florida and Texas-El Paso each have a men's and women's team. Southern Methodist, Southern Mississippi, Tulane and UAB have women's teams only.

The 2006 C-USA cross country championship is shaping up to be one of the strongest in recent years as four men's and four women's teams are ranked in the latest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association polls.

On the men's side, UTEP holds a No. 4 national ranking and a No. 1 Mountain Region ranking. The Miners have won all four meets they have competed in this season. In the South Central Region, Rice is currently ranked sixth and Houston 12th. Tulsa has a 10th place ranking in the Midwest.

ECU freshman Bools shares C-USA honor

East Carolina freshman Abby Bools was named Conference USA women's Co-Golfer of the Week, according to a release from the league media relations office.

Bools, a native of Hickory, posted her first collegiate top-10 finish by tying for sixth place at the 2006 Pirate Fall Invitational. She carded a two-over par 220 (72-77-71) and led the entire field with 13 total birdies, while the Pirates as a team had 34. In par-5 scoring, she ranked second with a 4.58 stroke average. On the season Bools has an 18-hole stroke average of 77.67.

The host Pirates placed 10th in a field of 20 teams despite playing without sophomore sensation Lene Krog, the 2006 C-USA championship medalist, first-team All C-USA selection and freshman of the year, who was participating in the Women's World Amateur Championships in South Africa.

The lady Pirates will be back in action next week when they travel to Kiawah Island, SC, to participate in the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Invitational on Oct. 30-31.

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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