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06.05.07: Pirates-Hokies: High noon kickoff in Blacksburg ... Three Pirates on all-regional baseball team ... Tar Heels rally to earn super regional berth
06.04.07: Southern Miss loses lead, ousted from regional ... Campbell names Link defensive coordinator ... Stanford, USC's Lovemark win NCAA golf titles
06.03.07: Wolfpack postponed in Columbia regional ... Mailman delivers for alma mater La. Tech ... SEC won't push for Division I-A football playoff
06.02.07: Hargreaves joins East Carolina football staff ... Paper: Grant in the mix for Gators hoops job ... Tulsa's Korbe shares Byron Nelson honor
06.01.07: Kragthorpe boots pair from Louisville program ... Duke's Danowski is lacrosse player of year ... Dollars lure Donovan to Orlando Magic
05.31.07: Two Pirates on All- State softball team ... Panel will study academic performance in hoops ... Five from C-USA named academic All-America
05.30.07: 13-year drought ends for Memphis baseball ... LSU mascot, Mike V, led inspirational life ... Jayhawks ace facing comeback from surgery
05.29.07: C-USA sends four to NCAA baseball regionals ... Duke falls to Johns Hopkins in lacrosse final ... Kansas star decides no Rush on NBA draft
05.28.07: ECU duo set for NCAA hammer championships ... Duke, Johns Hopkins vie for NCAA lacrosse title ... Former Villanova star dies after beating
05.27.07: ECU's Myers hammers out NCAA track berth ... Dramatic goal lifts Duke into NCAA lacrosse final ... Blue Devil women earn national title on the links
05.26.07: C-USA baseball players visit children's ward ... Cavs, Heels meet for berth in ACC championship ... SEC will look at potential football playoff
05.25.07: East Carolina track standouts in NCAA regionals ... Two gridders planning to leave Virginia Tech ... Rolle through as role player in hoops for LSU
05.24.07: Slain Miami lineman's parents to get $2 million ... Georgetown hoops duo announces future plans ... Heels' stumbles persist in ACC baseball tourney
05.23.07: C-USA session tickets available ... League honors go to six Pirate baseball players ... Paper: Villanova legend beaten, near death
05.22.07: Aggies end Houston's softball season ... C-USA weekly honors go to Belanger, Luna ... Duke plows through Heels to lacrosse Final Four
05.21.07: Tulsa takes NCAA regional golf title ... Purdue plans $82 million expansion of arena ... Criminal activity in program leads to coach's exit
05.20.07: C-USA baseball pairings set, ECU faces Tulane ... USM's Eustachy gets raise, extension ... Houston slams Aggies in softball regional
05.19.07: C-USA moves toward 6th bowl partnership ... Tar Heels extend Williams' contract ... Rice's Savery semifinalist for Dick Howser honor
05.18.07: East Carolina women's hoops adds Georgia star ... Gastonia Ashbrook high jumper heading for ECU ... Va. tennis standout joins ECU women's team
05.17.07: Weatherbee: ECU football tix may get scarce ... Cougars face La-La in NCAA softball opener ... Southland Conference star pulls out of NBA draft ... Pa. justices hear arguments on Paterno's salary
05.16.07: Winthrop guard in coma following car wreck ...
C-USA announces track honors... Conference reaches agreement in 'Summit' talks
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

News Nuggets, 06.06.08
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The Rice Owls, one of only three national seeds to survive the regional round of the NCAA baseball tournament, will host Texas A&M in the super regional round.

One of eight berths in the 2007 College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, NE, will be on the line in the best of three series between the in-state rivals.

The Owls and Aggies matchup is one of four super regional pairings that will get underway on Friday. Four additional super regionals will begin on Saturday.

Beavers beat Virginia in deciding regional game

The Oregon State Beavers won the Charlottesville baseball regional with a 7-3 victory over Virginia in the championship game Tuesday afternoon at Davenport Field. The reigning national champions will host Michigan in a super regional series next weekend.

Jason Ogata went 3-for-5 with 4 RBIs to lead Oregon State, while Chris Hopkins and Braden Wells each had two hits for the Beavers. Tim Henry had 2 RBIs to lead Virginia.

Cavaliers, Nittany Lions set pair of football dates

Virginia and Penn State will renew their football rivalry for a two-game series in 2012 and 2013 the schools have jointly announced. The Cavaliers and Nittany Lions have met seven times with the most recent contest taking place in 2002. The series will mark the fourth time the teams have met in back-to-back seasons during their respective football histories.

June 5, 2007

Pirates-Hokies: High noon kickoff in Blacksburg

The kickoff time for East Carolina's 2007 season-opening football game with Virginia Tech, scheduled for Sept. 1 at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, has been set for 12 noon (EDT) to accommodate a live ESPN2 national television broadcast, according to an announcement from the network on Monday morning.

The ESPN2 telecast will be the third for East Carolina in its last 11 games, dating back to No. 4 West Virginia's visit to Greenville on Sept. 23 of 2006 and the Pirates' bowl clash against South Florida last December.

Other ESPN selections announced Monday involving Conference USA teams include Marshall at Florida (ESPNU, Sept. 1, 12 noon), Central Florida at N.C. State (ESPN360, Sept. 1, 6 p.m.) and UAB at Florida State (ESPNU, Sept. 8, 5 p.m.).

Three Pirates on all-regional baseball team

Three East Carolina baseball players were named to the all-regional team for their play in the NCAA regional at Boshamer Stadium at UNC-Chapel Hill. The three Pirates selected were first baseman Stephen Batts, catcher Corey Kemp and outfielder Jamie Ray.

Tar Heels rally to earn super regional berth

Josh Horton's two-run single with two outs in the ninth gave North Carolina its second straight come-from-behind victory, a 6-5 win over Western Carolina on Monday in Chapel Hill that sent the Tar Heels on to the next round of the NCAA baseball tournament.

The Tar Heels (51-12) trailed 5-4 in the top of the final frame when Western Carolina pulled closer Greg Holland after he put two men on with a pair of walks. Horton greeted replacement Chris Masters with a single to the gap in right-center that scored Matt Cavasinni and Dustin Ackley.

North Carolina closer Andrew Carignan worked the bottom of the ninth to earn his 14th save for North Carolina, which advances to next weekend's best-of-three super regional series against the Columbia, SC, regional champion, most likely in Chapel Hill.

June 4, 2007

Southern Miss loses lead, ousted from regional

Sam Houston State's Bobby Verbick delivered a two-out, game-winning single in the bottom of the 11th as the Bearkats overcame an early deficit to defeat Southern Miss, 12-11, in Oxford, MS, Sunday afternoon.

With the loss, the Golden Eagles were eliminated from the NCAA baseball regional hosted by Ole Miss.

Southern Miss (39-23) led 7-1 after six and a half innings.

Campbell names Link defensive coordinator

Campbell football coach Dale Steele has announced the hiring of Art Link, a former assistant coach and player at Florida, as defensive coordinator for the Fighting Camels. In addition to his defensive coordinator duties, Link will coach the Camels' defensive backs.

Link joins the Camels after spending last season as the defensive coordinator at Catholic University of America, an NCAA Division III school in Washington, DC.

The Camels are resuming their football program in 2008.

Stanford, USC's Lovemark win NCAA golf titles

Stanford's golf team captured to the NCAA championship at the Golden Horseshoe Gold Course in Williamsburg, VA. The Cardinal finished at 11-under-par 1109, 12 shots ahead of Georgia.

Jamie Lovemark of Southern California fired a final-round, six-under par 64 to win the individual title at nine-under, 271.

June 3, 2007

Wolfpack postponed in Columbia regional

All of Saturday’s baseball games in the NCAA Columbia (SC) regional were postponed to Sunday because of inclement weather.

While it was only drizzling early in the afternoon, the area was expected to get heavy rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Barry, prompting NCAA officials to make the decision to wait another day to get started.

Second-seeded N.C. State will play Wofford at 11 a.m. today at Sarge Frye Stadium on the South Carolina campus, followed by a 3 p.m. contest between top-seeded South Carolina and third-seeded Charlotte. The winner of the first game will play the loser of the second game at 7 p.m.

The final games of the regional will be played Monday at a time that will be determined after Sunday’s game.

Mailman delivers for alma mater, Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech Bulldog basketball coach Kerry Rupp has finalized his staff with the addition of Karl Malone as director of basketball promotions and Cody Fueger as director of basketball operations.

Malone, who donated $350,000 to Tech's athletic department in conjunction with his hiring, and Fueger join associate head coach Nikita Johnson and assistants Rennie Bailey and Curtis Condie on the Bulldogs staff.

SEC won't push for Division I-A football playoff

Florida president Bernie Machen has abandoned his call for a Division I-A football national championship playoff, according to a report by David Climer of the Nashville Tennessean.

Machen said he was "done" after the 12 presidents of Southeastern Conference schools discussed the current Bowl Championship Series and Machen's playoff proposal for one hour on the final day of the SEC spring meeting in Destin, FL.

Machen, whose Gators won the national championship by beating Ohio State in the BCS title game in January, had spent the last five months crusading for change in the BCS system.

He left Friday's meeting convinced that the SEC will pursue tweaks in the system when the current BCS contract expires in 2010.

June 2, 2007

Hargreaves joins East Carolina football staff

Vernon Hargreaves has been named defensive ends coach and special teams coordinator at East Carolina, ECU head coach Skip Holtz announced Friday.

Hargreaves’ appointment with the Pirates will mark a reunion with Holtz as the pair worked together for four seasons at Connecticut (1994-97) when Holtz was was the Huskies head coach. Hargreaves left UConn in 1997 to accept a position on the Miami (FL) staff.


Hargreaves’ assignment to handle ECU’s ends, coupled with Donnie Thompson’s recent departure, has enabled Holtz to realign other staff positions on the defensive side of the ball.

Former outside linebackers coach Rock Roggeman will take over responsibility for the defensive tackles while defensive coordinator Greg Hudson, who handled middle linebacking play in 2006, will now guide all three linebacker slots.

Holtz also announced the promotion of secondary coach Rick Smith to the assistant head coaching position.

In addition to his defensive duties, Hargreaves will also assume the special teams coordinator’s role formerly held by Don Yanowsky.

Paper: Grant in the mix for Gators hoops job

Miami native Anthony Grant, a former Florida assistant under Billy Donovan whose Virginia Commonwealth team upset Duke in the NCAA Tournament in March, is a likely contender for the Gators job, according to the Miami Herald. Larry Shyatt, Donovan's lead assistant last season, is a former head coach at Clemson.

Tulsa's Korbe shares Byron Nelson honor

The Golf Coaches Association of America has announced that Tulsa golfer Sam Korbe and Roberto Castro of Georgia Tech are recipients of the 2007 Byron Nelson Award.

Candidates for the award are graduating seniors who exemplify outstanding performance throughout their career in academics and golf.

Korbe recently received his undergraduate degree and is planning on furthering his education by attending medical school at the University of Oklahoma. He completed his career at Tulsa with a 3.74 grade point average in biochemistry.

On the golf course, Korbe has maintained a 72.6 stroke average and has placed among the top-20 in eight tournaments this season, including five top-5 performances.

He was a second-team all-Conference USA selection and was one of three Tulsa golfers selected to the five-member C-USA All-Academic team.

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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