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05.11.07: Port City FM joins East Carolina football network ... Pirate softball takes Conference USA win in ten ... Miami's ADee stepping down after 15 years
05.10.07: ECU's Paisley is
C-USA's freshman of the year ... Pirate women's track signs Durham standouts ... Man gets life for killing TCU football player
05.09.07: ECU's Morman captures triple jump at Duke ... Pirates earn a bye in C-USA softball tourney ... ECU's Hose named C-USA pitcher of week
05.08.07: Omaha mulls replacing Rosenblatt Stadium ... Duke seeded No. 1 for NCAA lacrosse tourney ... JamesOn Curry cleared for NBA draft
05.07.07: ECU softball seeded No. 2 for C-USA tourney ... UAB, UNLV lose football scholarships ... Prosser going to Kuwait for USO operation
05.06.07: Duke bows out of hosting state title grid games ... Pirate basketball under the gun in academics ... Graduation exercises include 43 ECU student-athletes
05.05.07: Virginia, Southern Cal to collide on Aug. 30 ... Louisville re-signs Pitino through 2013 ... Three from
C-USA on Rimington watch list
05.04.07: Lewellen leaving East Carolina for Virginia post ... Marshall women get berth in preseason WNIT ... Three-point shot getting a foot longer
05.03.07: Graham signs as free agent with Panthers ... Tulsa tennis teams, Rice men get NCAA bids ... Florida State panel denies tight end's release
05.02.07: Pirate golfers accorded conference honors ... UAB's Osborn, Tulsa take golf titles ... Saint Louis becomes new challenge for Majerus
05.01.07: ECU's Lee, Roach get national academic honors ... Houston's Kolb leads C-USA draft selections ... Jordan's son plans to join Illini hoops program
04.30.07: ECU's Allison drafted in fifth round by Vikings ... Pirates split softball twinbill with Cougars ... Heels win first series at Doak Field since 2001... Duke captures ACC men's lacrosse title
04.29.07: ECU teams earn NCAA academic recognition ... NCAA acts on text messaging, baseball ... LSU quarterback goes No. 1 in draft as expected
04.28.07: Scholar-athlete honors go to Handsfield, Krug ... Sunday start for softball moves up one hour ... Rice, Tulane players on Howser list
04.27.07: Young named MVP for Lady Pirates hoops ... SMU golfer beats pros for Byron Nelson berth ... Pacers dismiss Carlisle after missing playoffs
04.26.07: ECU adds The Citadel to baseball schedule ... Pirates will buddy up with Challenger League ... Memphis nips Lady Pirates in C-USA golf
04.25.07: ECU's Paisley named C-USA pitcher of week ... Houston, Marshall players take league honors ... Michigan plans indoor practice facility
04.24.07: ECU softball routs UTEP for series triumph ... Tulsa sweeps Conference USA tennis ... Majerus meets with Saint Louis officials ... Tar Heel Wright to enter NBA draft
04.23.07: ECU wins nationally- televised softball game ... Dad Holtz coaches win in Irish spring game ... Throng turns out for Alabama spring game
04.22.07: Hokies coach invited to New York for NFL draft ... Iowa grants transfer release to super frosh ... Loss to Tulsa wraps up ECU's tennis season
04.21.07: Former ECU gridder playing in NFL Europe ... Texas- Oklahoma game remaining at Cotton Bowl ... La-Lafayette draws NCAA sanctions
04.20.07: East Carolina's Mathews on relievers watch list ... ECU women's tennis finishes with 19-10 record ... Report: Ohio State's Oden will make jump to NBA
04.19.07: Pirates place 182 on Conference USA honor roll ... ECU softball overpowers Seahawks for sweep ... Duke women's hoops lures Michigan State coach ... NCAA proposes end to text message recruiting
04.18.07: Virginia Tech adjusts spring sports schedule ... Golden Eagles complete spring workouts ... ECU softball at UTEP on pay-per-view
04.17.07: ECU's Salisbury wins hammer throw at UNC-CH ... ECU softball splits with Tigers, heads for UNCW ... UCF, Rice standouts take weekly honors
04.16.07: Weather curtails Southern Miss spring game ... Two C-USA players taken in USBL draft ... Wake football gets rings, presents awards
04.15.07: Kass displays big arm in Purple-Gold game ... ECU women's tennis matches record win total ... Accusing LSU assistant submits resignation ... One Buckeye dad says NBA decision not made
04.14.07: Quarterbacks will rotate in ECU's spring game ... Hoyas duo testing NBA draft status ... Pirate netters sweep Mount Olive, N.C. Central
04.13.07: Change, addition made to ECU baseball slate ... NCAA football timing returns to 2005 procedures ... Boyle spurns chance to return as Duke coach
04.12.07: Purple-Gold game up next for ECU football ... Charges dropped against Duke lacrosse players ... Navy, Pitt resume series with ESPN matchup ... LSU lures WNBA coach to guide women's hoops
04.11.07: Effort at ECU earns Rice's Berry national honor ... Durant says adios to Texas, hello to NBA ... Turgeon taking reigns of Texas A&M hoops
04.10.07: Imus apologizes but critics still want him axed ... ECU, UNCW reschedule softball doubleheader ... Ex-Spartan gridder charged with murder
04.09.07: Marshall brings Jones home as hoops coach ... NCAA denies ESPN contention on Toledo betting ... Spartans reign after Frozen Four thriller
04.08.07: Freshman leads ECU softball past UAB ... Pitino adds son to staff at Louisville ... Texas' Durant captures Wooden Award
04.07.07: Rice basketball player dies from stabbing ... Gillispie departs Aggies to take reins at Kentucky ... K-State moves fast after Huggins goes to WVU
04.06.07: League tournament shifted to Greenville ... Pirates take break before Purple-Gold game ... Grambling coaching legend Robinson succumbs ... ECU posts net win over Division II power Barton
04.05.07: Beilein bolting Morgantown for Michigan ... ECU women netters on a roll with win at UNCW ... Krog finishes second for Lady Pirates in golf
04.04.07: Spring football practice enters fifth week ... Barton's Nosewicz captures Bradford Creek golf ... Tennessee tops Rutgers for women's hoops title ... Goestenkors leaves Duke for challenge at Texas
04.03.07: Lady Vols, Rutgers play for women's crown ... Good weekend for Pirate track at Western ... NCAA names SMU site for 2008 men's soccer
04.02.07: NCAA could be big loser in anti-trust suit ... Toledo player charged with point shaving ... Duke's Goestenkors named AP coach of year
04.01.07: Buckeyes, Gators meet in rematch of BCS final ... Donovan, Calipari attract interest from suitors ... ECU softball splits with Tulsa

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For the past two seasons, Virginia Tech has had the No. 1 defense in college football. It's Tech's offense which must improve for the Hokies to live up to their preseason hype, according to a report at

"And it will improve," states Tech's offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring. "What took place last season was a learning experience for a lot of us. Believe me, we went back and looked at every snap, every play, every call, over and over.

"At some positions, we weren't strong enough. Some guys weren't experienced enough. Basically, some guys just weren't ready.

"Take (quarterback) Sean (Glennon) for example. He's been motivated since the end of the Georgia game (bowl loss) and you could see it in his film study, in his strength and conditioning work, and his performance this spring. He's not the same quarterback you saw in his last game, and the reason is the work he's done since that game."

East Carolina opens the 2007 season at Virginia Tech on Sept. 1.

Penalty shortened for former Buckeyes coach

The Columbus (OH) Dispatch reported that former Ohio State basketball coach Jim O'Brien is closer to coaching again after the NCAA reduced but did not eliminate its show-cause penalty against him.

The NCAA Committee on Infractions shortened the penalty from five years to two years, meaning O'Brien could effectively find employment at an NCAA school beginning May 9, 2009.

Davis, Flutie among gridders getting Hall call

Two former All-America standouts of current Atlantic Coast Conference schools, linebacker Jeff Davis of Clemson and quarterback Doug Flutie of Boston College, have been selected for induction into the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

May 11, 2007

Port City FM joins East Carolina football network

Rock 104.5 WRQR-FM in Wilmington will be carrying East Carolina football games this fall.

WRQR's signal, which according to is rated at 3,100 Watts, stretches along the coast from North Myrtle Beach, SC, to Sneads Ferry, NC, and to the north along the I-40 corridor past Wallace, NC.

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In addition, ESPN Radio 630 WMFD-AM will serve as the area's home for the weekly Skip Holtz Radio Call-In Show, which airs each Sunday night during the football season. rates WMFD's transmitter power at 800 Watts in the daytime and 1,000 Watts at night.

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Pirate softball takes Conference USA win in ten

Memphis starter Jenna Kubesch was perfect through eight and two-thirds innings, but East Carolina's softball team found a way to push across the only run of the game in the bottom of the tenth inning to defeat the Tigers in the Conference USA softball tournament at Central Florida.

Memphis (36-24) defeated Tulsa 2-1 in game one earlier in the day to advance and face the Pirates (39-18), who received a bye in the first round.

Miami's ADee stepping down after 15 years

Miami athletic director Paul Dee has announced his intentions to step down from his position effective June 1, 2008. Dee will remain athletic director for the next year and then become a member of the Miami faculty.

Dee's career at Miami began in 1981 as the university's vice-president and general counsel. He was named athletic director in 1993. When he steps down next year, the 60-year-old Dee will have served in his position for 15 years, tied with Jack Harding for the longest tenure of any Miami athletic director.

May 10, 2007

ECU's Paisley is C-USA's freshman of the year

East Carolina pitcher Toni Paisley has been named Conference USA's softball freshman of the year as announced by the league at its end-of-the-season banquet in Orlando, FL, Wednesday.

Paisley's honor was announced in conjunction with the naming of the All-Conference team on the eve of today's first pitch of the 2007 C-USA Softball Championship tournament presented by Coca-Cola and hosted by Central Florida. The all-league list included five Pirates: sophomore Jessica Johnson (first team), Paisley (second team and all-freshman team), senior Keli Harrell (second team), freshman Charina Sumner (second team and all-freshman team), freshman Kaui Tom (all-freshman team).

Johnson was also selected to the C-USA Softball All-Academic Team.

Paisley holds a record of 19-5 overall and 10-3 in conference play. The freshman has thrown 19 complete games this season and ranks in the top six among C-USA pitchers in ERA, wins, opposing batting average and strikeouts.

Pirate women's track signs Durham standouts

East Carolina's has landed a pair of prep stars from Durham, ECU head women's track and field coach Curt Kraft announced Wednesday.

"These athletes will help us continue to build on great North Carolina kids," said Kraft of Ericka Charles and Kia Haskins, who have formally signed National Letters of Intent with the Pirates.

Charles, a senior at the Durham School of the Arts, was the 2006 state runner-up in the outdoor 200-meter dash (2A) and was fourth in the 400-meter dash (2A). She is currently the state champion in the indoor 500-meter dash (1-3A) and her time ranks fifth all-time in North Carolina history. Charles was named Conference Track Athlete of the Year and was named to the 2006 All-State Cross Country team (2A).

Haskins is a senior at Durham Hillside High School. She is the 2005 state champion in the outdoor 400-meter dash (3A), and was seventh in the 200-meter dash (3A). Haskins was named team MVP and is currently ranked in the top ten in her graduating class at Durham Hillside.

Man gets life for killing TCU football player

A 42-year-old Conroe, TX, man received a life sentence Wednesday for fatally shooting Texas Christian freshman kicker Kasey Davis last year, according to various news reports out of Texas.

Police say Davis was gunned down in a car while heading home for Christmas break in January 2006 — in an apparently random shooting — by Jeffrey Clay Lasiter. Neither men knew each other.

Lasiter pleaded guilty Monday before the start of his trial. His attorneys had argued that he suffers from a mental illness.

May 9, 2007

ECU's Morman captures triple jump at Duke

East Carolina’s Camelia Morman competed in the Duke Twilight Meet this past weekend in Durham and won the triple jump event with a mark of 12.47 meters, a distance that qualified her for the NCAA regionals.

The NCAA qualifying mark for the triple jump is 12.32 meters.

Morman and the Pirates head this weekend for the Conference USA outdoor championships.

Pirates earn a bye in C-USA softball tourney

Pairings are set for the 2007 Conference USA softball tournament. The event runs Thursday through Saturday at the Central Florida softball complex in Orlando.

Houston clinched its first regular season title and will enter the championship as the No. 1 seed. East Carolina claimed the No. 2 seed and also received a first round bye.

Third-seeded Tulsa will meet No. 6 Memphis for a chance to advance to meet the Pirates. Host and No. 4 Central Florida opens play against No. 5 Marshall, with the winner facing the top-seeded Cougars.

ECU's Hose named C-USA pitcher of week

After setting the tone for a three-game sweep at Houston with a brilliant performance on Friday night, East Carolina junior righthander T.J. Hose has been named Conference USA pitcher of the week for the period of May 1-6.

Hose improved to 6-4 on the season after picking up the win in Friday night’s 3-1 victory at Houston. He went 7 2/3 innings, allowing four hits and one walk while striking out five.

Hose gave up a hit in the first inning, then retired 16 of the next 18 batters, including 14 in a row at one point, and did not allow a runner past second base. His 7 2/3 innings worked tied a season-high and his four hits allowed was the second-fewest he has given up this season.

This is the second time this season that Hose has received the weekly honor. Hitter of the week honors went to Southern Miss sophomore outfielder Michael Ewing, who had an outstanding weekend at the plate as the Golden Eagles swept Marshall.

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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