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Today’s bowl game

Beef O’Brady Bowl

East Carolina vs. Ohio

Records: East Carolina (9-3), Ohio (7-5)

Stars: 1 (out of 5)

Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Today: 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Line: ECU by 14; O/U: 62

Briefly: Ohio must try to stop a powerful Pirates offense that averages 460 yards and 40 points per game. East Carolina, loser of four straight bowl games, looks to quarterback Shane Carden, who has completed 71 percent of his passes.

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Lynn Hickey named athletic director at Eastern Washington University

UPDATED: 5:49 a.m.

Her first choice was the right one, Eastern Washington President Mary Cullinan has decided. Lynn Hickey, whom Cullinan hired as interim athletic director 10 weeks ago, is now the school’s permanent Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics, university officials confirmed Tuesday night.