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12.07.06: Nine Pirates named to all-conference teams ... League honors four ECU freshman gridders ... Recruiting thumbnail: Rodney Cox ... ECU's Norris named to All-South 2nd team
12.06.06: UTEP's Higgins named AFCA All-American ... Memphis thumps Herd in C-USA hoops opener ... C-USA names top cross country performers
12.05.06: First-ever Gators- Buckeyes match-up a big one ... Boise State crashes BCS party in Fiesta ... Seminoles top Lady Pirates for tourney title
12.04.06: New recruiting thumbnail: Tyrell Worthington ... McFadden leads Independence into title game ... Bearcats bound for new bowl in Toronto
12.03.06: Paper: Hudson among Cincy coaching targets ... UAB ousted from NCAA volleyball by UCLA
12.02.06: Witter wins minor league baseball honor ... Millican in position in LPGA qualifying ... ECU announces challenging softball slate
12.01.06: C-USA announces football players of year ... Rice's Graham gets coach of year award ... ECU's Krug lands All-America honor
11.30.06: T.H. issues direct appeal to fans for ticket sales ... New recruiting thumbnail: Maurice Mercer ... Dougherty, Johnson first team All-Conference ... Five from ECU on C-USA All-Freshman team
11.29.06: C-USA bowl slate sends ECU to Birmingham ... SMU's Needham a finalist for Hermann Trophy ... Bearcats coach bolts for Michigan State
11.28.06: ECU's Roach on
C-USA academic team ... Wager on Clemson-South Carolina turns deadly ... Shula era comes to end at Alabama
11.27.06: C-USA title game features UH-USM rematch ... Bunting farewell to press a succinct one ... ECU announces swimming, diving signees
11.26.06: Pirates add Lugo to 2008 baseball class ... VCU prevails over ECU in women's hoops ... Tulsa gains momentum for postseason trip
11.25.06: ECU-bound Herlocker paces Charlotte Catholic ... Miami enters search mode for football coach ... BC out of ACC title contention
11.24.06: Herd takes ECU hopes to Hattiesburg ... Gonzaga has a Garden party in NIT semis ... Iowa State search eliminates two candidates
11.23.06: Yow taking leave of absence for treatment ... Marshall's Bradshaw nabs
C-USA weekly honor
11.22.06: Pirates face Houston if Marshall wins ... Former teammates push Raye for MSU coach ... SMU's Wideman named academic player of year
11.21.06: Duke, Wake athletes named Rhodes scholars ... UAB captures Conference USA volleyball ... Old Dominion stuns Georgetown on the road
11.20.06: Ohio State-Michigan rematch possible ... Video helps inspire Tar Heels to beat State ... Cords stepping down as AD at Marquette
11.19.06: Cougars to host USM or ECU in C-USA title game ... ECU falls in women's hoops to Vermont ... Pirate swimming teams in seventh place
11.18.06: ECU baseball bringing in 10-man class ... UTEP edges Pirates in C-USA volleyball ... West Virginia steamrolls Pitt
11.17.06: Pirates reschedule hoops contest with NCCU ... ECU volleyball places 3 on all- league team ... Top-ranked SMU goes down in NCAA soccer
11.16.06: Paterno's hall of fame induction postponed ... Tressel downplays his dominance vs. Michigan ... ECU softball announces pair of signees
11.15.06: Pirates control their fate in East Division ... Pinkney in star game, playing for Buddy Ryan ... ECU's Lee named special teams player of week
11.14.06: ECU-NCSU kickoff moved to 7 p.m. for TV ... Butch will succeed Bunting at UNC- Chapel Hill ... Conference USA coaches make debuts ... Pirates seeded sixth in C-USA volleyball ... Lady Pirates drop hoops opener to JMU
11.13.06: Houston clinches
C-USA championship berth ... ECU volleyball slips in regular season finale ... Grad rates: Athletes outperform student body
11.12.06: ECU announces women's hoops signees ... Miners extinguish Blazers' bowl hopes ... Mustang duo in contention for Hermann Trophy
11.11.06: Rutgers kicks Cards out of title picture ... Roach selected for district academic honor ... Krug getting it done on court, in classroom
11.10.06: Pirates prepare for Saturday hoops opener ... Houston's Kolb makes cut on O'Brien award list ... UNC-CH officials mum on Davis' status
11.09.06: Former star QB to represent N.C. in Congress ... Homicide unit probing death of Miami player ... Krog's 73 puts her in top five at Augusta
11.08.06: UK's win over Payne's charges not flawless ... SMU, UAB gain NCAA men's soccer berths ... Three C-USA women's teams get NCAA slots
11.07.06: Two Marshall players get C-USA honors ... UAB women capture C-USA soccer title ... Punter faces attempted murder charge
11.06.06: Pirate volleyball takes down Memphis ... Denny O'Brien's Harris Poll ballot ... ECU swimmers, divers perform well ... Paterno recovering from fractured leg
11.05.06: Promotions aplenty for ECU-Marshall game ...
Ex-Tulsa great Largent gets humanitarian honor
11.04.06: Dougherty a semifinalist for Ray Guy Award ... Butch Davis deal with Tar Heels imminent? ... Cardinals talking national title, again ... Honors abound for ECU women's soccer team
11.03.06: Boise State rolls past Bulldogs ... Reale, Pirates earn seconds at Kitty Hawk ... ECU softball's Kozlowski promoted
11.02.06: Mustangs a win away from bowl eligibility ... Hunt, Icenhower lead East Carolina divers ... ECU's Moore earns academic honor with 4.0
11.01.06: Kragthorpe curtails Tar Heel speculation ... Pirates in C-USA women's soccer tourney ... Backup QB Lee to start for FSU against Cavs

News Nuggets, 12.08.06
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Rivers tips off conclusion of coaching search

Philip Rivers has proven himself as a quarterback at N.C. State and now with the San Diego Chargers, but he's also a pretty good news hound, helping the North County (Escondido, CA) News get the scoop on East Coast media outlets regarding the Wolfpack's football coaching search.

"It's Tom O'Brien,'' Rivers told the paper of the Boston College coach on Wednesday. "I got a call this morning and they said it was a done deal.''

O'Brien led Boston College to a 9-3 record and a spot in the Meineke Car Care Bowl against Navy in 2006.

Chuck Amato was terminated as Wolfpack coach following a 21-16 loss to East Carolina.

Orioles' Roberts serving FCA baseball camps

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be holding its first annual baseball camp Dec. 8-10 at various sites in Greenville.

On Friday, Dec. 8 at 8:00 pm, the camp is scheduled to open with a community wide praise and worship service at the Greenville Civic Center. The service will feature a testimony by Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts.

Roberts, a North Carolina native and major league all-star will attend both the baseball camp and little league clinic sponsored by the FCA.

“I’m very excited to be a part of this first annual FCA event," Roberts said. "FCA has meant a lot in my life, as has baseball. I am looking forward to sharing my testimony and also my love of the game with the kids.”

The 2005 all-star game starter is a fan favorite both on and off the field. Last season he hosted “Brian’s Baseball Bash” in downtown Baltimore, raising nearly $200,000 for a Baltimore children’s hospital. During the season, Roberts batted .314 (176-561) with 27 stolen bases and a career-high 18 home runs.

This past season, Roberts stole a career-high 36 bases in 43 attempts, ranking him 6th overall in the American League.

Children ages 13-18 are invited to learn from the pros at the baseball camp beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. on Sunday at the Triple Crown Indoor Facility located at 1750 Wimbledon Drive in Greenville.

In conjunction with the baseball camp, there will be a little league clinic open for players ages 8 to 12 on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The clinic will be held at the Sports Connection, 1701 E. 14th Street in Greenville.

To participate in either the baseball camp or little league clinic, call FCA area director Sam Martin at (252)-327-6341 for more information.

Hoops: Lady Pirates defeat UNC-Wilmington

Jessica Slacks free throws with 13 seconds remaining in the game, helping East Carolina seal a 57-52 win over in-state rival UNC-Wilmington Wednesday evening at Minges Coliseum.

With the win, the Lady Pirates improve to 4-5 on the year, going 3-1 in their four-game home stand. The Seahawks fall to 4-4 on the season.

ECU's Jasmine Young led all scorers with 18 points, including two baskets from behind the arc. She added five assists and four steals on the night.

The Lady Pirates return to action on Sunday at N.C. State in the 37th meeting between the two programs. Tip-off from Reynolds Coliseum is slated for 2:00 p.m.

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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