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06.15.07: Future dentist Krug gains postgrad scholarship ... FSU's Braman accorded national coaching honor ... Wieburg stepping down as Big 12 commissioner
06.14.07: First-round pairings set for College World Series ... Five from C-USA named to Nagurski watch list ... Outland list includes C-USA trio
06.13.07: Pirates-Hokies moves from "the Deuce" to ESPN ... ECU's Roller named to national frosh unit ... C-USA scholar awards go ECU's Krug, Williams
06.12.07: Irish to don throwback jerseys for USC game ... Herd soph on Athletes in Action Jones Cup team ... Seminoles capture back to back NCAA track titles
06.11.07: Pirates' Myers 12th in NCAA hammer throw ... ECU's Neitz taken by Giants in 37th round ... Anteaters nip Shockers to earn Omaha berth
06.10.07: Bulldogs beat Clemson to earn way to Omaha ... Heels, Gamecocks resume super regional today
06.09.07: Rice leads parade of C-USA draft picks ... Thompson to direct ECU's basketball operations ... Owls' Savery named finalist for Howser Trophy ... Tigers' Mays decides to return for senior season
06.08.07: Pirates bring aboard juco shooting guard ... ECU's Myers advances in NCAA hammer throw ... Robich back at ECU as women's hoops aide
06.07.07: Northern League recognizes Darryl Lawhorn ... ECU strength assistant gets national honor ... Highly-sought nose tackle verbals to Irish
06.06.07: Owls hosting Aggies in NCAA super regionals ... Beavers beat Virginia in deciding regional game ... Cavaliers, Nittany Lions set pair of football dates
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, 06.16.08
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East Carolina and South Carolina will renew a football series that dates back to 1977 with a five-game agreement beginning in 2011 and ending in 2016, according to a joint announcement made by the two schools on Friday.

Three of the five games will take place in North Carolina as the Pirates and Gamecocks will meet in Charlotte in 2011 and 2014 before taking the series back to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville during the 2015 season. South Carolina will host ECU at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia in 2012 and 2016.

USC leads the overall series 10-5, but the Pirates have won three of the last four meeting and five of the last seven. The programs last met on Sept. 18, 1999, at Williams-Brice Stadium, where East Carolina posted a 21-3 victory over a Gamecock squad coached by Lou Holtz, the father of current ECU coach Skip Holtz.

Owls open CWS by rallying past Cardinals

The Rice Owls, who found themselves down 10-4 after the top of the fifth, rallied to score 11 times over over the next four and a half frames to beat Louisville 15-10 in front of 18,807 in the opening game of the 2007 College World Series.

The win was the Owls' sixth straight of the NCAA tournament and pushed them into the winner's bracket game on Sunday.

Trailing 10-9 heading to the bottom of the eighth, the Owls scored six times off Cards closer Trystan Magnuson to complete their comeback.

Nifong steps down as Durham district attorney

Durham district attorney Mike Nifong told an N.C. State Bar disciplinary panel Friday that he will resign because of his actions in the Duke lacrosse case, according to the Durham Herald.

Former Blue Devils lacrosse player Reade Seligmann tearfully testified that the false rape allegations lodged against him and two teammates by a Durham stripper and vigorously pursued by Nifong devastated his family and created financial difficulties.

June 15, 2007

Future dentist Krug gains postgrad scholarship

East Carolina volleyball standout Heidi Krug has been awarded a $4,000 postgraduate scholarship by Conference USA. She is one of 12 athletes in various sports to receive such a grant from the league.

Krug had a 4.0 grade point average and was twice named All-Conference USA. She plans to study dentistry at Iowa beginning in August.

FSU's Braman accorded national coaching honor

Florida State's Bob Braman was named the 2007 NCAA Division I men's outdoor track and field coach of the year.

Braman guided the Seminoles to the 2007 national title last week in Sacramento. It was the second straight NCAA men's outdoor title for the Seminoles.

Wieburg stepping down as Big 12 commissioner

Big 12 Conference commissioner Kevin Weiberg has announced his resignation. Weiberg is leaving his post effective July 15 to become vice president of planning and development with the Big Ten network.

Since Wieburg assumed the post Dec. 4, 1998, the Big 12 has nearly doubled annual revenue distribution to member institutions. For the 2006-07 fiscal year, the Big 12 distributed a record $106 million, compared to $54 million in its first season.

Weiberg recently announced a new, multi-year television agreement with ABC/ESPN that provides unprecedented coverage for the conference while providing significant revenue growth through the 2015-16 academic year.

During his tenure a total of 27 NCAA team championships have been won by conference members with over 200 individual national titles to the league's credit.

June 14, 2007

First-round pairings set for College World Series

Rice and Louisville open up the 2007 College World Series when the two teams meet at 2 p.m. Friday at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha. The game will be broadcast on ESPN 2.

Mississippi State and North Carolina will round out the first day's action when they meet at 7 p.m.

The winner of Friday's two games will meet at 6 p.m. on Sunday, while the losers from Friday will play an elimination game on Sunday at 1:00.

First-round games on Saturday include Cal Irvine against Arizona State at 2 p.m., and defending champion Oregon State versus Cal State Fullerton at 7 p.m.

Rice (54-12) returns to Omaha for the second consecutive year and the fourth time in the last six years after winning all five games it has played in the NCAA tournament. The Owls won the title in 2003, the school's first NCAA team title in any sport.

Louisville (46-22) is making its first trip to the College World Series. The Cardinals battled back from the loser's bracket in the regional and were extended to a third game in the super regional before blasting Oklahoma State 20-2 to clinch a spot in the CWS.

Five from C-USA named to Nagurski watch list

Five Conference USA defensive standouts have been named to the prestigious Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list for the 2007 season, as announced by the Football Writers Association of America. The award is given to the best defensive player in college football.

Texas-El Paso free safety Quintin Demps and Miners linebacker Jeremy Jones, Marshall defensive end Albert McClellan, Southern Miss linebacker Gerald McRath and Rice linebacker Brian Raines are the C-USA players on the 49-player list.

Outland list includes trio of C-USA players

The Football Writers Association of America has announced the 2007 Outland Trophy watch list. The Outland Trophy has been awarded to the best interior lineman in college football since 1946.

Seniors Jeff Akeroyd of Houston, Robby Heos of Rice and Doug Legursky of Marshall represent Conference USA and are among the 41 linemen from around the country that have been nominated for consideration in the preseason.

June 13, 2007

Pirates-Hokies moves from "the Deuce" to ESPN

East Carolina and Conference USA have been informed of a network change for the ECU-Virginia Tech contest scheduled for 12 noon on Sept. 1 at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg.

The Pirates and Hokies will now be shown on ESPN rather than ESPN2 as had been announced earlier.

ECU's Roller named to national frosh unit

East Carolina designated hitter Kyle Roller has been named to the inaugural Ping!baseball All-Freshman team as a second-team selection.

Roller, who was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team, batted .306 with 30 RBI's and shared the team lead in home runs with 11.

A native of Rockingham, NC, Roller is playing this summer for the Thomasville Hi-Toms in the wooden bat Coastal Plain League.

C-USA scholar awards go ECU's Krug, Williams

East Carolina senior volleyball player Heidi Krug and senior golfer Michelle Williams have each been named recipients of the 2006-07 Conference USA scholar athlete of the year awards.

The awards are presented to the top student-athlete in each conference-sponsored sport and are based upon academic achievement (GPA), athletic achievement and service.

Krug graduated this spring with a cumulative 4.0 GPA as a biology major while Williams also upheld a 4.0 cumulative GPA as a bio-chemistry major.

June 12, 2007

Irish to don throwback jerseys for USC game

Notre Dame and Adidas will honor the 30th anniversary of the Fighting Irish's 1977 national championship team by wearing green jerseys and gold pants for the Southern California game on October 20th, Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis has announced.

The throwback uniforms will be designed to replicate those worn by the 1977 team.

Herd soph on Athletes in Action Jones Cup team

Marshall sophomore Tyler Wilkerson is one of 10 players from eight NCAA Division I universities, along with a former pro and one National Christian College All-American, that will compete for the Athletes In Action team representing the United States at the 2007 Jones Cup in Taipei, Taiwan, beginning July 2.

Athletes In Action (AIA) captured the 2006 Jones Cup championship, marking the 15th time a U.S. team had won the tournament since its inception in 1977.

Seminoles capture back to back NCAA track titles

Florida State's men clinched their second consecutive NCAA outdoor track and field championship with wins in the 200- and 400-meter events in Sacramento.

Ricardo Chambers won the 400 meter in 44.66 seconds and Walter Dix captured the 200 in 20.48 to clinch the team title for the Seminoles.

June 11, 2007

Pirates' Myers 12th in NCAA hammer throw

East Carolina wrapped up the 2007 track and field season this weekend at the NCAA outdoor championships in Sacramento. Terrance Myers advanced to the finals in the hammer throw, where he finished 12th.

ECU's Chelsea Salisbury missed the cut for the women's hammer throw event.

Myers, who advanced to the NCAA championships after finishing third in the hammer throw with a mark of 62.87 meters in the NCAA East regionals, placed fifth in his preliminary heat with a mark of 63.34 meters, and was 11th overall, advancing to the finals.

Myers recorded a mark of 61.73 meters in the finals for 12th place.

ECU's Neitz taken by Giants in 37th round

Jason Neitz, who ranks fourth all-time in pitching appearances at East Carolina, was picked in the 37th round of the major league baseball draft by the San Francisco Giants with pick number 1,117.

A lefty from Mifflinburg, PA, Neitz took the mound in 35 games, posting a 5-2 overall record with a team-best 2.60 ERA, striking out 40 batters and walking 20 in 55 1/3 innings pitched. His 35 appearances in a single-season ranks second in total appearances and relief appearances only to Shane Mathews' 39.

Neitz, who picked up wins against Duke, N.C. A&T, Tulane, Marshall and Western Carolina, joins three ECU players taken earlier in the draft: redshirt junior relief ace Shane Mathews (Conover, NC; 8th round, pick 249, Baltimore Orioles); junior infielder Dale Mollenhauer (Gibsonia, PA; 17th round, pick 539, Chicago White Sox);  and junior southpaw pitcher Dustin Sasser (Pikeville, NC; 21st round, pick 637, Chicago Cubs).

A total of 29 Conference USA players were selected in the draft, including first-round pick Joe Savery of Rice. The Owls' junior lefthander was grabbed by the Philadelphia Phillies with the 19th pick.

Anteaters nip Shockers to earn berth in Omaha

Junior Bryan Petersen doubled in Matt Morris with the game-winning run as Cal Irvine stunned Wichita State 3-2 on Sunday at Eck Stadium in Wichita to advance to the College World Series for the first time in program history.

The Shockers tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the ninth. However, the Anteaters struck back in the bottom of the frame as Morris led off with a one-out single off reliever Anthony Capra and then advanced to second on a wild pitch to set the stage for Petersen, who drove Capra's full-count offering to right-center to score Morris for the game-winner.

Other super regional champions that will join Cal Irvine at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, NE, for the eight-team College World Series that begins Friday include Arizona State, Cal State Fullerton, Mississippi State, Rice, Louisville and UNC-Chapel Hill.

The Corvallis, OR, Regional pitting Oregon State against Michigan has yet to be settled. OSU defeated the Wolverines 1-0 on Sunday in the first game of the best-of-three series. Rain had forced the game to be postpones from Saturday until Sunday. The teams will meet again today and, if necessary, play a deciding game on Tuesday.

June 10, 2007

Bulldogs beat Clemson to earn way to Omaha

Mississippi State scored four runs in the second inning thanks to a Clemson error and never trailed again, defeating the Tigers 8-5 on Saturday in front of 13,715 fans at Dudy Noble Field in the Starkville super regional.

The Bulldogs advanced to the College World Series with the win and improved to 38-20 on the season.

The Tigers ended their season with a 41-23 record.

Heels, Gamecocks resume super regional today

Due to inclement weather Saturday, game two of the 2007 NCAA Chapel Hill super regional was suspended in the middle of the seventh inning with South Carolina holding an 8-5 lead over No. 3 national seed North Carolina.

The game will be resumed at 2:30 p.m. Sunday (ESPN2). Should the Gamecocks hold on for the victory, the decisive game three will be played as scheduled at 7 p.m. (ESPN2).

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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