Durham County district attorney
Mike Nifong was disbarred Saturday for his rape prosecution of three
Duke University lacrosse players — a politically motivated act, judges
said, that he inexplicably prolonged for months after evidence showed
the defendants were innocent.
Swimmers getting the big freeze at Syracuse
Syracuse athletic director Dr.
Daryl Gross has announced that the university will field an
intercollegiate women’s ice hockey team beginning in 2008-09. The men’s
and women’s swimming and diving teams will be dropped after the 2007-08
Sun Devils use long ball to subdue Anteaters
Arizona State homered three
times to beat the California Irvine Anteaters 5-4 in front 19,638 at
Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha in the first round of the College World
Series on Saturday. A solo shot by Ike Davis in the bottom of the eighth
was the difference, as ASU improved to 49-13.
The Sun Devils will play Oregon State in the next round of
double-elimination bracket play. The defending champions topped Cal
State Fullerton 3-2 on Saturday.
June 16, 2007
announce football dates
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
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
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
June 15, 2007
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
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
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
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
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
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.