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February 8, 2009
Boy Scouts Day
Grammy Awards
Laugh and Get Rich Day
Man Day
Tu B'Shvat (Jewish - begins at sundown)

Pirates blister Central Florida
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
-ECU's Barrage Of 3-Pointers Buries UCF, 89-75
-Lady Pirates Tangle With Tulane Sunday
-Softball Wins Two On Opening Day
-Swimmers Finish Record Dual Meet Season

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Knight-mare over
 
Pirates notch first-ever win over UCF
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Pitching depth shines in ECU softball's opening day

From the Washington Daily News
-East Carolina locks down Central Florida
-Lady Pirates sweep season-opening doubleheader

Red-hot Pirates shoot down UCF
Kinston Free Press

Men's Basketball Drops Contest at ECU
ucfathletics.com

Knights' late rally against East Carolina not enough
 
The Pirates simply were in a zone.
Orlando Sentinel

Pirates shoot down Knights
Raleigh News & Observer (AP)

From the Goldsboro News-Argus
-East Carolina graduate Bubba Williams ready for challenge as new EW football coach
-Here she is ... ECU sophomore chosen Miss Goldsboro

February 7, 2009
Ballet Day
Wave All Your Fingers At Your Neighbors Day

Men's Basketball Ready To Face UCF
 
ECU will look to make it two wins in-a-row Saturday night when it hosts UCF inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip-off.
ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates face C-USA's leading scorer
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Kee keen on starting softball campaign

Pirates to host C-USA’s leading scorer tonight
Washington Daily News

Pirates brace for Taylor, Knights
Kinston Free Press

Knights to Meet Host East Carolina Saturday
ucfathletics.com

From the Orlando Sentinel
-A.J. Rompza is questionable for East Carolina game Saturday
-Tonight's game- UCF at East Carolina

February 6, 2009
Bubble Gum Day
National Wear Red Day
Special Olympics World Winter Games
Birthday - President Ronald Reagan (40th President)
Birthday - Babe Ruth (baseball)
Birthday - Bob Marley (musician)

Lady Pirates Shoot Past UTEP, 73-43
ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Holtz talks about house calls
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Happy at home
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Morrow puts up another double-double

From the Washington Daily News
-Lady Pirates turn off the lights on the Miners
-Pirates’ softball ready to swing into action

Miners get blown out in loss at E. Carolina
El Paso Times

Tribe to Host East Carolina on Senior Day this Saturday
 
Both Tribe swimming and diving teams will have their hands full on Senior Day, as East Carolina brings two very talented teams to Williamsburg.
Tribe Athletics

East Carolina University Scores Big On Signing Day
Bleacher Report

TCU has best recruiting class among non-AQ schools
 
East Carolina sneaks in with the third-best class
ESPN.com

Millville's Kott sisters, Absegami's Dana Keister to join East Carolina's track and field program
Press of Atlantic City

Gators in the Hall
 
ECU Softball coach Tracy Kee was recently recognized as one of St. Gertrude school's first inductees into its athletic Hall of Fame.
Richmond Times Dispatch

Hometown Heroes- Area baseball players gear up for season
 
The Pirates, which opens their season Feb. 20 at home against Monmouth, have sophomore outfielder Devin Harris. Harris is a 2006 Ashbrook High graduate.
Gaston Gazette

February 5, 2009
Weatherperson's Day

From Bonesville.net
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Myatt: View from the 'ville
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New class capable of continuing tradition

-BVL
: Football Recruiting Thumbnails
-BVL
: Roster of ECU's Recruiting Class of 2009
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz Signing Day Press Conference
-BVL: Pirates outlast Southern Miss

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Take Down Southern Miss
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Pirates Announce 2009 Signing Class
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Signing Day Press Quotes
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Duncan Earns C-USA Weekly Honor

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Success aids recruiting
-Pirates push past Southern Miss

Holtz believes he’s nabbed his best recruiting class
Washington Daily News

From the Fayetteville Observer
-ECU recruiting breakdown
-Former longtime Cape Fear coach Leon Brock dies

Eyewitness News 9 Sports Director Brian Bailey talks with Skip Holtz
wnct.com

East Carolina Pirates
Raleigh News & Observer

ECU's Holtz pulls in balanced recruiting class
Durham Herald-Sun (AP)

From the East Carolinian
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Pirates sign 20 players for next season
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Stars don't always equal success
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Softball gears up for opening tourney
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Pirates take down Southern Miss

From the Kinston Free Press
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Pirates hold off Southern Miss rally
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Pirates add 19 recruits

East Carolina beats USM
Hattiesburg American

Furious comeback falls short for Golden Eagles
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

USM has a hot hand, but still loses
Biloxi Sun Herald

Mount Airy's Dobson to keep ECU commitment
Winston Salem Journal

Dobson inks with ECU
Mount Airy News

Brooks signs with ECU Feb. 4
Caswell Messenger

February 4, 2009
National Signing Day

Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
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Pride in Tomlin's triumph extends to ECU

Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
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Men's Basketball Set To Host Southern Miss
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Pirate Club To Host FB Signing Day Event

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirate football expected to add 19 recruits today
-ECU's expected signees
-ECU's extra effort
-Around Campus: Last chance to donate, win a chance at spider immortality

ECU's recruiting class
Raleigh News & Observer

Pirates, Wynn take on Southern Miss
ENC Today

Pirates make decision on forward's foot injury
Kinston Free Press

Southern Miss Closes Out Two-Game Road Trip at East Carolina
southernmiss.com

Eagles seek road tonic vs. Pirates
Jackson Clarion Ledger

Eagles ready to soar again
Biloxi Sun Herald

Prep stars make it official today
 
Lakeside's Kyle Tudor is already enrolled at East Carolina.
Philadelphia Inquirer

Decision day for high school athletes
 
One player who won't sign today is Burlington City offensive lineman Max Hay, who earlier committed to East Carolina.
Philadelphia Inquirer

Durham WR Has CU Offer
 
He has already taken junior day visits to Duke and NC State and is planning to go to ECU as well.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Butler girls beats East Meck for the third time
 
Butler got 16 points, nine rebounds and two assists from reigning Southwestern 4A player of the year Celeste Stewart, signed with East Carolina.
Charlotte Observer

February 3, 2009
African-American Coaches Day
Four Chaplains Memorial Day
Anniversary -
“The Day the Music Died”

From Bonesville.net
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Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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The goal is, and always will be, Omaha

-Batten: Football Recruiting Report
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Kentucky's loss is East Carolina's gain
-BVL: Football Recruiting Thumbnails (Justin Jones)

ECU-Southern Miss Baseball Series Changed
 
Pirates and The Golden Eagles To Play Double-Header On CBS College Sports
ecupirates.com

The balancing act
 
A gradual transformation in the modus operandi of the East Carolina softball team has created a culture of winning.

Greenville Daily Reflector

Choctaw's Davis commits to East Carolina
Walton (FL) Sun

Signing Day draws near
 
Sandy Creek senior quarterback Rio Johnson, the Fayette Daily News and Today in Peachtree City Player of the Year, will sign a pact with East Carolina
Fayette (GA) Daily News

Hicks, Mount Tabor guard, commits to Old Dominion
 
In football recruiting, Ty Holmes, a 6-2, 210-pound safety and outside linebacker, committed to East Carolina, and Michael Dobson, a standout running back and defensive back from Mount Airy, also plans to sign with East Carolina on Wednesday
Winston Salem Journal

February 2, 2009
Candlemas (Catholic/Orthodox)
Groundhog Day
Imbolc (Wiccan)

From Bonesville.net
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O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 373
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Yow made East Carolina proud

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Mumau: Basketball Recruiting Report
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'Meaner' Straughn in the making
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BVL: Basketball Recruiting Thumbnails

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Diamond days- ECU baseball begins practice
-Around Campus: ECU shows its heart with 'Wear Red for Women' observance

ECU Tennis Blanks UNC Asheville 7-0
ecupirates.com

 

February 8, 2009

From the Charlotte Observer
-Loss snaps Davidson's conference win streak
-Davidson's loss shows even Curry's mortal
-Bobcats send Morrison to Lakers for Radmanovic
-Harvick squeezes by, wins Shootout

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Tar Heels, Devils now focus on each other
-Duke puts Clemson loss to rest
-Tar Heels slog way past Cavs
-Lowe still waiting for someone to get point

Tigers collapse against FSU
 
FSU rallies, shocks No. 10 Clemson 65-61 at Littlejohn
Anderson Independent

Northeastern's range proves too much for Seahawks
Wilmington Star-News

Cam Sexton weighing all his options
Fayetteville Observer

Jersey-gate could have been avoided
Columbia (SC) State

February 7, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Duke, NCCU schedule football game
 
Duke and N.C. Central have reached a contractual agreement to play Sept. 26 at Duke's Wallace Wade Stadium.

-Tar Heels on the rise
-UNC-CH athletes re-enact 'basket ball,' circa 1891
-Devils put blowout to rest, look ahead
-Seven coaches ready for ACC
-Pack needs more than good matchups
-Staal may play today for Canes

From the Charlotte Observer
-Around Campus: UNC system facing deep cuts
-NASCAR- The race is on to find sponsors

Colts name Coyer defensive coordinator
 
He also has extensive college coaching experience at the University of Pittsburgh, Iowa State, Ohio State, East Carolina, Oklahoma State, and Bowling Green.
Terre Haute Tribune Star

Lafayette vs. Holy Cross Saturday afternoon
 
Kari played in 30 games in his first season on College Hill after transferring from East Carolina and is one of the most improved players in the league.
The Press Box

Redshirts providing inside job for Seahawks basketball
 
Fields (6-8, 235) transferred from East Carolina and is sitting out this season per NCAA regulations.
Wilmington Star News

2010 Intro- Kendall Moore
 
The 6-foot-3, 229-pound athlete from Raleigh (N.C.) Southeast attended three camps and walked away with three verbal scholarship offers.  “Virginia and East Carolina have really started calling and picking up,” Finn said. “They came by here the last couple of weeks a couple of times.
scout.com (subscription required)

Expansion of Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium is officially on
Birmingham News

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Jersey policy restricts Gamecocks
-Swimmer Phelps says 3-month suspension is fair

Purnell, Tigers wary of post-Duke letdown against Florida State
Anderson Independent

Gamecocks close in on second sellout
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

February 6, 2009

BC's Logan to join Bucs staff
 
The list of transfer students is headlined by two former Big Bend prep standouts, Madison native Jay Culpepper from Florida State and Quincy native Chris Atkins from East Carolina University.
Tampabay.com

FAMU recruits Big Bend standouts
 
The list of transfer students is headlined by two former Big Bend prep standouts, Madison native Jay Culpepper from Florida State and Quincy native Chris Atkins from East Carolina University.
Famuan

FOOTBALL COACH HIRED AT SHS
 
New Suwannee High School coach Jerry Odom has had coaching stops along the way at UF (defensive assistant under Spurrier), TCU (linebacker coach), and East Carolina (defensive Coordinator).
Suwannee Democrat

HERRION INKS CONTRACT TO REMAIN AT HELM FOR MEN'S HOOPS
UNH Athletics

After reorganization, Dave Hart is Alabama's COO
Birmingham News

From the Houston Chronicle
-Tennessee's Summitt gets 1,000th career win
-SEC reprimands Kiffin for saying Gators cheated

Georgia signee Marlon Brown had 'disagreement' with Vols' Orgeron
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Canes roar back, top Sharks in shootout
-Matchups matter in ACC games
-Cutcliffe touts recruits' speed
-Duke linebacker dismissed
-Rankings don't concern Pack's O'Brien

Bigger, stronger Davidson beats UNCG
Greensboro News-Record

From the Charlotte Observer
-Rossiter's 13 boards power Wildcats
-Observations- 11,687 come to see Davidson
-Baron, Rams wear out 49ers
-Brown loving challenges Bobcats keep presenting
-USA Swimming suspends Michael Phelps for 3 months

Jersey flap- Spurrier asks for numbers
Columbia (SC) State

From the Winston Salem Journal
-A Deacon Disaster- Gaudio has lots to work on before BC on Sunday
-No Fear- Deacs, Devils not dead yet

Big win against Duke has Clemson in hunt for ACC title
Spartanburg Herald Journal

February 5, 2009

Tigers destroy Duke, 74-47
Anderson Independent

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Clemson crushes Duke
-Davis- 'Oversigning' isn't problem for UNC recruits
-Excited Cutcliffe invokes memories of 'Iron Dukes'
-O'Brien strengthens NC State's depth

ESPN will televise Colorado's 2009 visit to West Virginia
 
the Mountaineers could play the Herd or ECU on Sept. 12 and the other Conference USA foe later in the season.
Charleston Daily Mail

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Wake loses for third time in four games
-UNCG’s coliseum deal is a big risk

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Clemson beats devil out of Duke
-Georgia on the mind?
 
Tom O'Brien's N.C. State recruiting class is full of Georgians.

-N.C. State Wolfpack
-North Carolina Tar Heels
-Wake Forest Demon Deacons
-Duke Blue Devils
-Nipped by Canucks, Canes face San Jose

From the Charlotte Observer
-Curry leads Davidson's rout of Western Carolina
-Big stars- Heels and Gamecocks shine brightest
-The Carolinas Top 50
-Appalachian State signs 5 potential quarterbacks

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Tigers trounce No. 4 Blue Devils
-Signing day a good one for Gamecocks
-Clemson's class provides no surprises

Eagles hire experienced defensive coordinator
 
Ashland University hires Tim Rose
Ashland (OH) Times Gazette

From the Roanoke Times
-Big finish for Tech, UVa
-Some in-state recruiting success gets Cavs coach Al Groh believing good things could be ahead.

Amid woes, U.Va. AD needs to act
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Resources limited but FAMU makes do
Tallahassee.com

UNCW shocks VCU for big win
Wilmington Star News

February 4, 2009

Recruiting- No major surprises expected on signing day
 
The Pirates are hoping to land big-time junior college defensive end Delano Johnson from the College of the Sequoias.
Fayetteville Observer

Tar Heels expect to make big haul
 
The most highly regarded uncommitted player in North Carolina is Shelby athlete Larry Raper, who is rated No. 26 in the state by Rivals. He withdrew his commitment to Clemson after Bowden resigned, and is expected to consider Duke, East Carolina, N.C. State and Toledo.
Greensboro News-Record

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Heels breeze past Terps with 3s
-Pack flies over Eagles
-Duke making inroads with N.C. recruits
-Duke's recruiting class
-Wake Forest's recruiting class
-UNC-CH's recruiting class
-N.C. State's recruiting class

Blue Devils get back in game of recruiting Tar Heel State
Durham Herald Sun

From the Charlotte Observer
-Errors mount, add up to Bobcats loss
-S.C. authorities could charge Olympian Phelps
-Carolinas recruiting analysis
-Summer camps a key in college football recruiting

Hart making $325000 per year
Tuscaloosa News

UConn Reduces Prices For Best Football Seats
Hartford Courant

From the Houston Chronicle
-Coaches favor early signing period for recruits
-Former Kentucky coach Mumme has prostate cancer

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Tigers hoping for big names in small class
-Spurrier, USC expect big day
-Florida rally holds off USC
-Clemson puts bull's-eye on Duke

Tiger baseball team ready to get going
Anderson Independent

February 3, 2009

From the Birmingham News
-VCU's Grant brushes off Tide job discussion
-College athletics recruiting services declare winners, losers
-Coach training program emphasizes recruiting

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Davis, UNC-CH set to welcome big recruiting class
-Ward welcomes heavy workload
-Terps bring renewed focus to UNC-CH

From the Charlotte Observer
-Richardson faces long recovery
-Curry leads Davidson's rout of Western Carolina
-Turnovers doom Bobcats against Jazz
-Deacs a little different

Texas baseball coach Garrido pleads guilty to DWI
Houston Chronicle

After strong 10 years, SEC down
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Beer, basketball on the schedule for UNCG fans
Greensboro News-Record

Recruiting 2009 - What You Need To Know
College Football News

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-ODU has special selling points in recruiting
-Tale of the recruiting tape- Virginia vs. Virginia Tech

February 2, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-As signing day nears, Heels seem to lead state
-Smith sets tone as Devils rout Cavs
-Coach Yow mural defaced
-Tanner gets his ballpark
-O'Brien's system works

Recruiting- Tennessee top dog in N.C.
Fayetteville Observer

From USA Today
-Football signing 'day' can drag on for weeks
-Mountain West ready to make push for automatic BCS bid
-Steelers seize Super Bowl
-'Two nobodies' craft winning ad for Doritos
-CHART-  How all this year's ads ranked

Super Tomlin
 
The Newport News native guides the Pittsburgh Steelers to a thrilling Super Bowl win against the Arizona Cardinals.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Warner's story surpasses fiction even in defeat
-Tigers try to close deal on ranked recruiting class

Richardson gets new heart, TV report says
Charlotte Observer

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Smith gets hot in Devils' victory
-THE BIG GAME- Does Super Bowl rival Heels vs. Devils for local businesses?

QB McElveen Headed To Clemson
 
McElveen had early offers from Central Florida, East Carolina and Middle Tennessee.
Spartanburg Herald Journal

 

February 8, 2009

College basketball- UAB defeats Southern Miss
Birmingham News

Eagles collapse in second half, drop 3rd in row
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

SMU men end losing streak at five
Dallas Morning News

Coleman leads UH past rival Rice in men's hoops
Houston Chronicle

Lutz sizzles for 37 in Herd's OT win
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Lutz goes lights out
 
Chris Lutz’ breakout performance led Marshall University’s men’s basketball team to a thrilling 89-86 overtime victory over Tulane Saturday evening at the Cam Henderson Center.

-Herd's recruiting season filled with drama

Tigers dominate Gonzaga in 68-50 victory
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Tulsa jams UTEP
Tulsa World

Cold-shooting UTEP Miners lose in Tulsa
El Paso Times

February 7, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-Men's Basketball Notebook
-2009 Southern Miss Baseball Preview

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Gonzaga waits 'in weeds' for U of M
-Tigers reaching up for high seed today
-Freshman Matt Simpkins off Memphis Tigers basketball team

Golden Eagles aim to right ship against loaded Blazers
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Blazers present stout challenge for Golden Eagles
Biloxi Sun Herald

Eagles back home today
Hattiesburg American

Accurate shooting from field helps UAB build on 1-2 start
Birmingham News

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd set to face Tulane
-Herd forced to open and press more
-Recruiting class went from suspect to solid

From the Charleston Gazette Mail
-MU takes on Tulane
-Memphis in GameDay role

COACH COMPOSURE
New Orleans Times Picayune

Signing Day review- SMU football
Dallas Morning News

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice's Braun no stranger to backyard rivalries
-'Tournament Tom' needs to dance with UH

From the Tulsa World
-Hurtt makes major gains without pain
-Tulsa's Wallace suffers career-ending injury
 
Report: Linebacker from Hilldale has back problem that ends career.

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP Miners have important game at Tulsa
-UTEP Notebook- Miners play better in C-USA on the road

February 6, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-2009 C-USA Football Signees
-2009 C-USA Softball Action Begins
-2009 Tulane Baseball Preview
C-USA Daily Update

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Cousins keep UCF basketball in the family
-North Miami Beach, WMU coaches slam UCF football staff

From scout.com
-C-USA Recruiting Roundup
-UCF's Best Recruiting Class Ever?

From the Charleston Gazette Mail
-Recruiting, sports hall and Cookies
 
Rivals placed MU at No. 97, tied with Central Michigan and East Carolina, and the Herd was tied for the 10-11 spot among Conference USA teams with ECU.

-Herd's Wilkerson done for season

From the Charleston Daily Mail
-Marshall's Wilkerson likely out for season with broken jaw
-Azzinaro apparently headed to Oregon
-Illinois recruit brings mean streak to MU
-New and used Herd athletic gear up for grabs in 'rummage sale'

From the Hattiesburg American
-Hard work pays off for Golden Eagles
-Eagle fans loving every minute

Hardy, Lampley may be Eagles' backfield of future
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Football Recruiting- Ex-Lion Figaro hits his stride at Hargrave
Monroe (LA) Daily Advertiser

UTEP Miners to open 2009 campaign in Arizona
El Paso Times

From the Houston Chronicle
-Calhoun searching for niche with UH men
-Rice football coach Bailiff signs five-year extension

Sallie still trying to hit stride
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Tulsa World
-J.C. Watts' son will join TU's football team
-Signing day thoughts

February 5, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-2009 C-USA Football Signees
-2009 UAB Baseball Preview
C-USA Daily Update

For Callaway, time before Signing Day tense
Birmingham News

From the Charleston Daily Mail
-Capsule look at Marshall football recruits
-Marshall still looking for leaders, victories
-Thundering Herd's 2009 class has its share of disappointments
-Herd does well in Florida

From the Charleston Gazette Mail
-'Mr. Football' QB is Herd's big catch
-Marshall football signee capsules
-Wojcik gets elusive win

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd falls at home to Tulsa
-Herd signs Fla.'s Mr. Football

From the Tulsa World
-Hurricane romps past Marshall on the road
-Hurricane hits hard in metro
-Tulsa Signings

Signing Day review- SMU football
Dallas Morning News

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH draws on Houston to get top football talent
-Cougar hoops- 28-point win at UCF
-Rice recruiting class includes two Canadians
-Owls athletics- On Kubiak, Cousins and Mighty Mouse

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF suffers worst home loss since '98
-UCF Knights recruiting list

Powerful Hardy, speedy Lampley may be Eagles' backfield of future
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Memphis Tigers survive scare from SMU, 79-66
-23 sign with Memphis Tigers
-Fairley standout DT Robinson picks Tigers

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Green Wave, Tigers receive jolt of talent
-Tulane lands tight-knit group

UTEP Miners fill many needs with 20 recruits
El Paso Times

February 4, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-C-USA Celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day
-2009 UCF Baseball Preview
-Women's Tennis Notebook
-Men's Basketball Notebook

From the Charleston Daily Mail
-North Carolina receiver confident he can contribute at Marshall
-Herd's move to Conference USA hasn't made sense or cents
-Herd's Spann earns starting nod with energy, effort

From the Charleston Daily Mail
-Spann gets another chance at starting
-Marshall takes the good with the bad
-Holmes' big Super Bowl pleases Snyder, family

From the Charleston Gazette Mail
-SC's Dobson ready to sign with Herd
-Herd hopes to land Florida 'Mr. Football'

From the Birmingham News
-UAB's recruiting class is expected to be one of Neil Callaway's best
-A real straight shooter

Hardy says he's made his decision, will go to USM
Hattiesburg American

Two more locals join DI commits
 
From the prep ranks to Tulane for Figaro
Monroe (LA) Daily Advertiser

Despite program concerns, UCF recruiting unquestioned
cbssports.com

Knights look to stay near the top
Central Florida Future

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF basketball is on a roll. Do you care?
-Where does UCF stand entering National Signing Day?
-Knights Notepad's busy National Signing Day schedule ...

Tigers going for 50th straight C-USA win tonight at SMU
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Top freshmen square off as SMU hosts Memphis
Dallas Morning News

UH Notebook- Mens hoops team searching for a rebound
Houston Chronicle

From the Tulsa World
-C-USA Insider
-TU recruiting watch
-Tulsa football commitment list
-Hurricane offers McLain's Jackson
-TU's goal? Win the next game

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP's defense-heavy recruit list to be released
-Torn ACL puts Miner guard out for season
 
UTEP's women travel to East Carolina on Thursday and host Marshall on Sunday.

February 3, 2009

Tigers win their way up polls
Memphis Commercial Appeal

UTEP Miners' Arnett Moultrie gets C-USA honor
 
Memphis is averaging 17,562 fans a game. UTEP is averaging 8,122 fans an outing.  Only two other league teams are averaging more than 5000 a home game. Tulsa is third, averaging 5837 and East Carolina is fourth, averaging 5051 fans.
El Paso Times

Hargrave receiver commits to Tulane
 
Figaro, a three-star prospect according to Rivals.com, also had official offers from Tulane's Conference USA rivals Alabama-Birmingham, East Carolina and Marshall
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Charleston Gazette Mail
-Ridpath, MU settling suit
 
Letter to NCAA plays critical role in resolution

-SC's Slusher joining Herd

From the Charleston Daily Mail
-Marshall, Ridpath reach a settlement
-Marshall plans sale of athletic items

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd gears up for Tulsa
-Combine invites Passmore, Spillman

From the Orlando Sentinel Blogs
-Can Conference USA get two NCAA Tournament bids?
-Jermaine Taylor named to SI.com's All-Underrated Team

USM recruiting winding down
Hattiesburg American

Rice Notebook- Bailiff landing standout recruits
Houston Chronicle

From the Tulsa World
-Tulsa commit Flanders backs out
-DeShane staying true to TU
-TU Watch
-TU loses one football recruit, adds two

Class of 2004 proves recruiting is game of chance
 
Only half of the 2004 area top 50 players finished at the schools they signed with out of high school.
Dallas Morning News

C-USA Announces Multimedia Plans for C-USA Men's Basketball Championship
conferenceusa.com

February 2, 2009

Men's Basketball Weekend Recap
conferenceusa.com

Rice Ranks No. 1 in C-USA Preseason Poll
College Baseball Insider

From the Charleston Daily Mail
-MU football team gets eight commitments
-MU vs. UAB more than a rivalry

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Seven players commit to Herd
-Small lapses hurt Herd in close games

Pitts' statistics bear brunt of halfcourt woes
Charleston Gazette Mail

Dozier proving to be catalyst in Tiger success
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Tulsa World
-TU: Three Questions with Ben Uzoh
-TU Watch
-TU tops LSU, wins tennis regional