North Carolina fell in an early
6-0 hole and could not recover, losing to Rice 14-4 in the College World
Series on Sunday night.
The Tar Heels will face
Louisville on Tuesday at 2 p.m. EDT in an elimination game. The winner
of that game will have to defeat Rice twice to advance to the best
two-of-three championship series.
Memphis, Georgetown plan
Next season's Memphis basketball schedule will
include Georgetown, which reached last season's Final Four. The contract
calls for the teams to play four games over the next five years.
The series begins in 2007-08 with a game at
FedExForum in Memphis on a date to be determined. The Tigers return the
game in Washington, DC, in the 2008-09 season.
After a year hiatus in 2009-10, the final two games
are scheduled in 2010-11 (Memphis) and 2011-12 (Washington, DC).
Lynch named to
fill in for Hoosiers in 2007
Indiana athletic director Rick Greenspan has
announced that Bill Lynch, who has been the Hoosiers' assistant head
football coach and offensive coordinator since 2005, will assume the
responsibilities of head coach for the 2007 season as Terry Hoeppner
continues his leave of absence for health reasons.
"Most importantly, I wish Terry well with his ongoing
health issues," Greenspan said.
verbal from top prep performer
For the second straight year, Kelvin Sampson has
landed a Top 10 player, according to foxsports.com.
The Indiana head coach wrestled in-state star Eric
Gordon away from Illinois less than a year ago and now the Hoosiers boss
has received a commitment from New York native Devin Ebanks.
Ebanks is a skilled 6-8 rising senior wing from
Brooklyn who took an unofficial visit to Bloomington last month.
June 17, 2007
Gavel comes down on
DA Nifong: disbarment
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.