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03.16.07: Pirate men's tennis upends Coastal Carolina ... Fayetteville prep product lifts VCU over Duke ... Football powers horn in on March Madness ... Samford joins Southern Conference
03.15.07: ECU splits softball doubleheader ... Pack returns to Reynolds for NIT 2nd round ... NCAA-bound Arizona disciplines reserve guard
03.14.07: Conference USA honors Pirates hurler Hose ... Texas women's coaching icon retires ... Study shows Buckeyes losing in classroom
03.13.07: Lady Pirates' opponent will be Scarlet Knights ... East Carolina baseball returns to national polls ... ECU golfer Thorsen shares lead after 36 holes
03.12.07: Harrell sets KO mark as ECU softball streaks on ... Top seeds: Gators, Buckeyes, Jayhawks, Heels ... Memphis heads to Big Easy as 2nd seed
03.11.07: ECU's Frasure, Myers excel in NCAA indoor track ... ESPN plans weekday show for college football ... Vols' QB out of spring drills with knee injury
03.10.07: Chatman won't coach LSU women in NCAA's ... Ballots distributed for college grid hall of fame ... NCSU ends Duke's tournament supremacy
03.09.07: Camels plan to break ground on new stadium ... Fans invited to watch brackets with Lady Pirates ... ECU concludes second week of spring drills
03.08.07: Pirates announce Homecoming, special dates ... ECU women edge Wolfpack for golf title ... C-USA honors Rice's Almond, UCF's Speraw
03.07.07: NCAA designates four schools as unacceptable ... ECU soph is C-USA softball hitter of week ... Three make All-ACC as unanimous choices
03.06.07: Pirate softball notches another tourney title ... Krzyzewski denies intent on flagrant foul ... Illinois State gives hoops coach the boot
03.05.07: Lady Pirates take down Rice for C-USA title ... GMU playing for return trip to big dance ... East Carolina men's tennis halts losing streak
03.04.07: East Carolina women knock off UAB in semis ... Pirates put on pads for practice on Monday ... Patterson leaves Louisville to rejoin Tulsa staff
03.03.07: Wreck kills six aboard Bluffton baseball bus ... Cotton Bowl game leaving Cotton Bowl Stadium ... Fulmer gets two- year extension at Tennessee
03.02.07: ECU's Campbell sidelined by heart procedure ... Deacons sign Grobe through 2016 ... Glanville fills coaching vacancy at Portland State
03.01.07: Lady Pirates duo gets 2nd team C-USA honors ... Pirate golfers finish fourth in Wexford event ... Duke receiver charged in automobile fatality
02.28.07: Notre Dame's Quinn slides in draft projections ... Defensive back killed in arena football game ... C-USA recognizes UAB's Guzman
02.27.07: Memphis's Douglas-Roberts gets C-USA honor ... Baseball accolades go to Luna, Belanger ... ECU women receive bye for C-USA Tourney
02.26.07: Terps rally to deal Tar Heels 89-87 defeat ... Lady Blue Devils top seed for ACC Tournament ... Duke lacrosse resumes with pair of victories
02.25.07: Lady Pirates roll to 7th straight win ... Houston, Rice capture C-USA track titles ... ECU women's tennis hands Coastal its first loss
02.24.07: Young leads Lady Pirates to sixth straight win ... Lobos will make a coaching change in hoops ... Boise State rewards football coach
02.23.07: Lowe released from hospital after loss to Heels ... Host Houston a favorite in
C-USA indoor track ... Calipari a finalist for Phelan coach of year
02.22.07: East Carolina athletes making the grade ... ECU dominant in women's tennis win at Elon ... Pirate women's golf team captures third place
02.21.07: Appalachian to open 2007 season at Michigan ... ECU's Mills earns C-USA recognition ... Big effort from Houston's Lafayette not enough
02.20.07: Pirates third in Conference USA swimming ... Memphis' win streak reaches 15 games ... ECU track preps for C-USA championships
02.19.07: Wolfpack hammers Hokies, faces Heels next ... Net result an East Carolina victory at Davidson ... Southern Miss takes three wins in its tourney
02.18.07: Young keys Lady Pirates' upset of Tulane ...
C-USA women's hoops getting CSTV exposure ... Gators' win streak stopped at 17 games
02.17.07: Knight draws reprimand for criticizing officials ... Lady Pirate comeback sends UTEP to defeat ... Blazers name Mackin director of athletics
02.16.07: C-USA basketball tourney remaining in Memphis ... Morgan State coach cited, hold the mayo ... Football speed-up rules get makeover
02.15.07: Hokies stun UNC again, this time in Chapel Hill ... C-USA baseball honors go to Berry, Cesario ... Wolfpack rolls past ECU in men's tennis
02.14.07: Almond, Peppers recognized by Conference USA ... ECU women's soccer enlists seven recruits ... ECU softball lands two on All-Tournament team
02.13.07: Young lifts Lady Pirates to televised win at Tulsa ... ACC Tournament will be shown in HD ... Duke mired in longest losing streak since '96
02.12.07: USM heading to Greenville off big win ... WVU stuns second-ranked UCLA ... Depleted Zags notch 50th straight home victory
02.11.07: ODU selects Wilder as football coach ... NCAA announces record football attendance ... Mills leads Lady Pirates to victory at SMU
02.10.07: Cougars signing autographs after ECU game ... Duke women win battle of unbeatens ... USC looks into football recruit's comments
02.09.07: Camels edge ECU in women's tennis ... North Carolina lands premier lineman ... Tar Heels triumphant before Cameron crazies
02.08.07: ECU's Frasure selected for league honor ... ECU softball picked in tie for fifth in C-USA ... ACC football title game staying in Jax
02.07.07: Duo shares
C-USA weekly honors ... Trojans sell out women's game with UCLA ... Tests show Southern Cal kicker was drunk
02.06.07: Dolan, Frasure highlight ECU track efforts ... Seminoles edge Duke before Cameron crazies ... NCAA picks championship swim sites
02.05.07: Rice baseball opens with shutout victory ... Tar Heels laid Lowe by inspired Wolfpack ... Ex-NFL QB Leaf coaching college golf team
02.04.07: Friday night lights going on in Carrier Dome ... WCU gets verbal from state player of year ... Favre says he'll return as Packers QB
02.03.07: ECU women's golf coach back on Golf Channel ... Lady Pirates seek to rebound from OT loss ... Mauk's transfer leaves Wake QB job to Skinner
02.02.07: Pirates to unveil signing class at Murphy Center ... Conference USA baseball on tap this weekend ... ECU preparing for diamond opener
02.01.07: Ex-ECU coach Thompson returns to coaching ... UK makes Brooks a million dollar man ... Pac-10 games moved to Thursdays for ESPN

News Nuggets, 03.17.08
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The Memphis Tigers made it 23 straight wins on Friday by beating North Texas 73-58 in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Chris Douglas-Roberts had 16 points, Robert Dozier had 11 points and seven rebounds, and Joey Dorsey had nine points and 15 rebounds for the Tigers. Andre Allen added 14 points in the victory.

Wolfpack advances in NIT with win at Reynolds

N.C. State jumped out to a big lead in the first half, then held on through a second-half rally to advance to the National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals by beating Marist, 69-62, Friday night at raucous, sold-out Reynolds Coliseum.

Paced by a 15-1 scoring run midway through the first half, State (20-15) jumped out to a 33-19 at the break.

The Wolfpack now advances for a rematch with West Virginia, which beat coach Sidney Lowe’s squad 71-60 on Dec. 6 in Charleston, WV, in State’s second game without injured senior point guard Engin Atsur.

Tar Heels suspend RB Edwards indefinitely

North Carolina tailback Barrington Edwards has been suspended indefinitely from the Tar Heel football team for violating team rules and university policies, the school said Friday in a news release.

Edwards will not participate in spring practice but will remain on scholarship through the spring semester. Edwards gained 330 yards rushing last season in a back-up role.

Pirate men's tennis upends Coastal Carolina

The East Carolina men's tennis team dropped just one singles match on the way to a 6-1 non-conference upset win over Coastal Carolina Thursday afternoon at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center in Conway, SC.

The victory gave the Pirates their first two-match win streak since the opening week of the 2007 season and improved their overall record to 6-8. The Chanticleers, who had opened the spring campaign with wins in 13 of their first 15 matches, dropped to 13-3.

ECU will return to action next Thursday when it travels to the Triad for a 2:00 p.m. match against UNC-Greensboro.

Fayetteville prep product lifts VCU over Duke

Eric Maynor calmly hit a jumper in the lane with time running out to give Virginia Commonwealth a 79-77 upset victory over sixth-seeded Duke Thursday evening.

A product of Fayetteville Westover High School, Maynor performed his heroics with less than two seconds remaining in the NCAA Tournament first round game in Buffalo, NY.

The Rams improve to 28-6 on the season and move on to the second round of the tournament for the first time since 1985, where they will face the winner of Thursday night's Pittsburgh-Wright State contest.

Football powers horn in on March Madness

Twenty-one schools that played bowl games after the 2006 season also earned spots into the NCAA Basketball Tournament, which began Thursday night, according to a release from the College Football Foundation.

Five BCS teams, including Florida and Ohio State — who played for the national championship — received bids. The Gators and the Buckeyes are both no. 1 seeds.

Other bowl schools in the 65-team hoops tourney include Brigham Young, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Maryland, Notre Dame, Oregon, Texas and Wisconsin.

Samford joins Southern Conference

The Southern Conference has approved Samford as the league's 12th member. The Bulldogs, based in Birmingham, become the first Southern Conference team from Alabama since Alabama and Auburn withdrew in 1932.

ECU splits softball doubleheader with Coastal

After losing to Coastal Carolina in the first game of the series on Monday, the East Carolina softball team bounced back with a 7-1 win in the first game of the team's Tuesday doubleheader before before dropping the second game 7-6.

East Carolina had a 6-3 lead heading into the seventh inning in the nightcap but the Chanticleers battled back to score four runs.

In the day first game, a three-run home run by Kaui Tom capped a six-run second inning by the Pirates.

Pack returns to Reynolds for NIT 2nd round

Following Tuesday night's win at Drexel, the N.C. State basketball team will continue its quest for the NIT championship at home on Friday night. Coach Sidney Lowe and company will play host to Marist in Reynolds Coliseum in a game that tips off at 9:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPNU.

The sixth-seeded Wolfpack (19-15) upset the third-seeded Dragons on Tuesday, while seventh-seeded Marist (25-8) won at second-seed Oklahoma State. The winner will advance to play the winner of the West Virginia-Massachusetts game on the road next week.

NCAA-bound Arizona disciplines reserve guard

Arizona reserve guard Daniel Dillon has been suspended for an unspecified duration following his arrest for driving under the influence.

The Wildcats play Purdue on Friday in New Orleans in the NCAA Tournament. Dillon will not dress for the game, according to Arizona officials.

Conference USA honors Pirates hurler Hose

East Carolina junior righthander T.J. Hose and Southern Miss freshman righthander Todd McInnis share this week’s Conference USA pitcher of the week honors.

Central Florida sophomore infielder Kiki Vazquez earned hitter of the week recognition for the period ending Sunday, March 11.

Hose had a career-best pitching performance Friday night against No. 7 Cal State Fullerton, setting the tone for the Pirates' three-game sweep of the Titans. He picked up his third consecutive win in a 6-1 ECU victory, scattering three hits over seven innings. Hose allowed one run while striking out six batters, four of them looking, in seven innings of work.

Hose kept the Titans hitters in check with a .143 average.

Texas women's coaching icon hangs up whistle

Texas women's basketball coach and Naismith Hall of Hamer Jody Conradt has announced her retirement from coaching. Conradt coached a total of 31 years at Texas, and 38 years overall in the college ranks. She retires as the No. 2 all-time winningest coach in collegiate men's or women's basketball history with a record of 900-307.

Texas, 18-14 this season, was not selected to the 2007 NCAA Tournament.

Study shows Buckeyes losing in classroom

Ohio State may be No. 1, but that's in college basketball, not in academic performance. Richard Lapchick, director of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports, has determined that only 10 percent of the Buckeyes' basketball players received degrees at the school, according to figures for freshman classes entering from 1996-99.

Counting players who transferred or entered from junior colleges and graduated late, 38 percent of Buckeyes basketball players earned degrees during that period, according to Lapchick's study.

Lady Pirates' opponent will be Scarlet Knights

The East Carolina women's basketball team will take on No. 4 seed Rutgers in East Lansing, MI, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The game, set for Sunday, March 18, at 9:30 p.m., will be televised by ESPN2 and ESPNU.

The winner of that contest will advance to take on the winner of the fifth-seeded Michigan State versus No. 12 seed Delaware matchup, which will be played at 7:00 p.m., prior to the ECU-Rutgers game. The second round matchup is slated for Tuesday, March 20.

The East Carolina baseball team has made its debut in the national collegiate baseball polls for the 2007 season. ECU is ranked No. 25 by Baseball America and No. 27 by Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Following an impressive series sweep over then No. 7 Cal State Fullerton, the Pirates (11-6) find themselves nationally-ranked for the first time since the polls of March 15, 2005, when they garnered a No. 25 ranking by Baseball America and were No. 29 in the Collegiate Baseball polls.

East Carolina junior Andre Thorsen shot an even-par 140 on Monday and completed the first 36 holes of competition in a three-way tie for first place at the 10th Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate in Aiken, SC. Thorsen fired a 68 in his second round to move to par.

The Pirates are in fourth place as team after carding rounds of 294 and 293 for a score of 27-over par. The final round is today.

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 2007 and other publishers. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


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