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05.15.07: ECU's Krog heads for NCAA golf championship ... Prep guard Jai Lucas chooses Gators... Miami present Pata's degree to family members
05.14.07: ECU men win C-USA 4x100-meter relay ... Pirate softball falls in Conference USA final ... Green team rolls as Glanville era kicks off
05.13.07: Black Knights to face Zips in new Patriot Bowl ... Hurricanes center granted another season ... New Mexico State gives Theus new deal
05.12.07: Hokies looking for offensive improvement ... Penalty shortened for former Buckeyes coach ... Davis, Flutie among gridders getting Hall call
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

News Nuggets, 05.16.08
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DeAndre Adams, a 5-8 point guard for Winthrop from Austell, GA, is recovering in an Atlanta hospital with head injuries from a single car accident that occurred near his home on Saturday morning.

According to Winthrop basketball coach Randy Peele, the accident occurred around 4 a.m. as Adams was driving home following a basketball game in the Atlanta Summer League. A tree that had apparently fallen across the roadway during a thunderstorm, forced Adams to swerve his car, causing it to flip and crash into another tree. He was reportedly wearing his seat belt.

Peele says that Adams is in an induced coma. The primary concern at this point is the head injury and swelling of the brain. The player did not suffer any broken bones, according to the reports that his coach received.

C-USA announces outstanding track performers

Conference USA announced six individual award winners following the league's track and field championships.

Women's coach of the year went to Rice's Jim Bevan who guided the Owls to a sweep of the track team honors this year by winning the outdoor and indoor crowns.

First-year head coach Kevin Robinson of Memphis led his Tigers to the 2007 men's outdoor crown, earning him men's coach of the year accolades.

Houston's Ebonie Floyd was the female performer high scorer of the meet. Memphis senior Brandon Winbush was the male high scorer of the meet, while his teammate, Steffen Nerdal, was voted male freshman of the year.

Rice's Pablo Solares raced to one of the greatest middle-distance doubles in Conference USA history Saturday to earn C-USA to earn the award for male performance of the meet. The senior won the 1500-meters in 3:43.69 and, less than 90 minutes later, out-kicked pre-meet favorite Dominic Tanui of Texas-El Paso to take the 800-meters in 1:47.69.

Solares established championship records in both events and became just the second athlete to win both titles at the same meet.

Central Florida and Tulsa distance runners Jenny Clausen and Ashlea Gilfillan were named co-female freshmen of the year.

C-USA male and female athletes and newcomers of the year honors will be announced following the NCAA outdoor championships in June.

Conference reaches agreement in 'Summit' talks

Effective June 1st, the Mid-Continent Conference will be renamed The Summit League. The conference began in 1982 as the Association of Mid-Continent Universities. In 1989, it changed its name to the Mid-Continent Conference.

Conference members are Oral Roberts, IUPUI, Valparaiso, Centenary, Oakland of Michigan, Southern Utah, Western Illinois and Missouri-Kansas City. Valparaiso is leaving the league after this school year.

IPFW, South Dakota State and North Dakota State will become conference members on July 1st.

May 15, 2007

ECU's Krog heads for NCAA golf championship

East Carolina sophomore Lene Krog advanced to the NCAA Championships after posting a final round 67 in the Central Regional in Baton Rouge, LA.

Krog and Kathleen Ekey of Furman tied for the second spot and were forced to have a playoff after both finished at four-under 212. The playoff quickly stopped after both players hit their drives when a sudden thunderstorm came over the course. The playoff was resumed after a 43-minute delay but, by the time the players reached the green, it was too dark to continue. Krog was awarded the second spot based on her final round score of 67 compared to Ekey's 74.

Gators the college choice for guard Jai Lucas

Highly-recruited basketball guard Jai Lucas, the son of former NBA player and coach John Lucas, announced Monday that he will join the program at defending NCAA champion Florida.

The younger Lucas also considered Kentucky and Oklahoma State. He averaged 25 points and six assists as a senior for his high school in Bellaire, TX, just outside of Houston. He made 51 percent of his 3-point attempts and 83 percent at the line.

Miami present Pata's degree to family members

Deceased Miami Hurricanes football player Bryan Pata received a posthumous degree from Miami at commencement exercises, six months after he was apparently murdered.

The degree was presented to two members of Pata's family, who held hands as they walked across the stage to cheers from the audience.

May 14, 2007

ECU men win C-USA 4x100-meter relay

The Memphis men and Rice women captured the 2007 Conference USA outdoor track and field championships at Rice.

East Carolina's men finished fourth with 114 points, while the Pirate women placed 11th with 34 points.

The ECU men won their first ever C-USA crown in the 4x100 meter relay with an NCAA regional qualifying time of 40.19 seconds. The relay squad was comprised of Adian Sanderson, Jarek Hewitt, David Rucker and Kevin Thompson.

Pirate softball falls in Conference USA final

A lone run by Houston in the bottom of the first inning proved decisive as East Carolina dropped a 1-0 heartbreaker in the title game of the 2007 Conference USA softball tournament.

A pair of Pirate errors helped Houston score the lone run.

Green team rolls as Glanville era kicks off

The Jerry Glanville era at Division I-AA Portland (OR) State began on a soggy Saturday night at PGE Park in the annual spring game. The excitement was generated by the former NFL coach, his offensive coordinator, Mouse Davis, and their run-and-shoot scheme as the Green team defeated the White team 49-7.

The Green, consisting mainly of first stringer players, rolled to the easy win behind quarterbacks Brian White and Tygue Howland. The tandem — who are competing for the starting role in 2007 — combined to throw for 457 yards and five touchdowns.

May 13, 2007

Black Knights to face Zips in new Patriot Bowl

The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission has announced its newly created, owned and operated event, the Patriot Bowl, an annual college football game featuring a Mid-American Conference (MAC) team from Ohio and one of the service academies — Army, Navy or Air Force.

The inaugural game will pit Army against Akron at 6 p.m. on Sept. 1.

Each year, the game will take place over Labor Day weekend at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Surrounding the football game will be patriotic and civic events, including a tailgate, a Cleveland Firefighters vs. Cleveland Police flag football pre-game match and spectacular halftime show.

Hurricanes center granted another season

Miami center Anthony King has been granted a medical redshirt which would allow him to return for a fifth year of eligibility in 2007-08.

A native of Durham, King appeared in just eight games before suffering a wrist injury Dec. 6 versus Georgia Tech which sidelined him for the remaining 24 games of the 2006-07 season. Through eight games he averaged 9.3 rebounds, which lead the ACC at the time, 7.9 points and 1.8 blocks per game.

King's medical hardship waiver, granted by the Atlantic Coast Conference, was made possible by a recent change in NCAA legislature which allows injured student-athletes who have participated in no more than 30 percent — up from the previous 20 percent — of a team's competitions the possibility of redshirting.

New Mexico State gives Theus new deal

New Mexico State has reached an agreement on a restructured contract with basketball coach Reggie Theus.

The Aggies were the most improved team in NCAA Division I men’s basketball over the last two seasons (6-24 in 2004-05 to 25-9 in 2006-07; 19-win improvement).

Theus becomes one of the highest paid basketball coaches in the Western Athletic Conference.  The new contract, which includes $100,000 from the private sector, provides a continuation of the five-year rollover term and a buyout clause of two times Theus’ base salary if he leaves for another position in the next two years.

The financial package of the new contract is worth $466,000 per season and includes bonus opportunities that exist in his current contract.

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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