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East Carolina

Carolinas

Conference USA

Logan Pleased with Defensive Effort
Greenville Daily Reflector

Wake Forest Stuns ECU in Opener
Greenville Daily Reflector

Deacs trip up Pirates, 21-19
ecupirates.com


Deacs Sink Pirates
Raleigh News and Observer

Dandy Debut for Deacs' Grobe
Durham Herald Sun

Deacons Stun Pirates in Opener
Winston Salem Journal

Syracuse Football - Tennessee Rolls over the Orange
syracuse.com

Wake Forest Stellar in Grobe's Debut
LoganZone.com

Rain Dampens some Festivities on Eve of ECU's Season Opener
Greenville Daily Reflector


How they Match up: Wake Forest at East Carolina
Durham Herald Sun

ECU ready to ruin Grobe's debut
Durham Herald Sun

Wake QB presents challenges
New Bern Sun-Journal

ECU not sure what to expect from Wake, Grobe
Wilmington Star

Garrard is a 'vocal' leader
Jacksonville Daily News

ECU's Williams ready for emotional opener
Fayetteville Observer

Game Day: Wake Forest at East Carolina
Raleigh News & Observer

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: ECU defense hopes to stay tough in red zone
Greenville Daily Reflector

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Garrard has grown up in purple and gold
Greenville Daily Reflector

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Pirates’ offense will still look for long ball
Greenville Daily Reflector

Deacons want balanced QB performance against Pirates
Charlotte Observer

Lady Pirates Drop Season Opener to Eastern Michigan, 1-1
ecupirates.com

ECU Men`s Soccer Team Falls To UNC In Season Opener
ecupirates.com

Vitals on Wake Forest
loganzone.com


Pigskin Pig-Out Serves up Full Menu of Events for ECU Football Opener
Greenville Daily Reflector

Put on Your Game Face
gopirates.com

ECU has Standout Defender Along the Line

Winston-Salem Journal

Arrive Early, Enjoy "Perfect" Season
gopirates.com


Preview: Wake Forest vs. ECU
Raleigh News and Observer


ECU`s Garrard Listed as Candidate for Unitas Golden Arm Award
ecupirates.com

Logan still unsure about backup QBs
Greenville Daily Reflector

Team Report
sportingnews.com

Grobe knows ECU will be tough task
Fayetteville Observer

Wake Forest game special for ECU player
Wilmington Star

Pirates hope to Stone-wall Wake kick returner
Kinston Free Press


ECU not taking Wake Forest lightly
Kinston Free Press

Logan sold on 'one game at a time' theory
Kinston Free Press

ECU's Garrard Armed and Dangerous
Durham Herald Sun

Pirates Ponder Title, Perfection, Big Bowl
Greensboro News and Record

Pirates Gameweek
ecupirates.com


Williams expects Emotional Game Against Wake
Raleigh News and Observer

ECU Wants Kick Coverage Down 'Stone' Cold
Greenville Daily Reflector

DASCENZO: Observations from the Football Field
Durham Herald Sun

Army-East Carolina Game to be Televised
goARMYsports.com

Pirates Team Report
The Sporting News


Logan expects Young to start for Deacons
Winston Salem Journal

Strong memories
Raleigh News & Observer

ECU ready for Wake Forest
Fayetteville Observer

ECU camp taking Wake seriously
New Bern Sun Journal

Pirates prepared for anything against Wake Forest
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates ready to wing it
Durham Herald Sun

Pictures nice, but guides not for media
Louisville Courier-Journal

USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll
USA Today

AP top 25 college football poll
Raleigh News & Observer

ECU Football Press Conference Quotes
ecupirates.com

My two cents on our five state teams
Wilmington Star


Griping ECU Fans Back N.C.'s Best Team
Charlotte Observer


Easy Schedule? Better Look Again
GoPirates.com

Syracuse Football Update
Syracuse.com


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Lenox Rawlings: Surprise! Pirates Didn't Know what Hit Them
Winston Salem Journal


UNC: One Good Play, Little Success Rest of Way
Durham Herald Sun


More Questions for Heels
Raleigh News and Observer

Noles Block out Early Duke Success
Durham Herald Sun

Watson Sparks Gamecocks by Broncos
Winston Salem Journal

DASCENZO: Too Little too Early for Duke
Durham Herald Sun

Blue Devils Drop Opener to Florida State
GoDuke.com

Terps Wear Down Heels to Win Season Opener
Winston Salem Journal

Seminoles Surge
Raleigh News and Observer

Clemson Shows Just Enough Offense in Win Over Central Florida
clemsontigers.com

Tudor: Good Things Happen, Even in 42-point Loss
Raleigh News and Observer

Dantzler Leads Sluggish Clemson
Raleigh News and Observer

Gamecocks Win Opener
The State - Columbia, SC

Seminoles Recover from Slow Start to Trounce Blue Devils
Winston Salem Journal

Wolfpack's Hall Victim of Circumstance
Charlotte Observer


Ready to make college football predictions
Fayetteville Observer

Top 10 Matchups
Charlotte Observer

Real Debut: Pirates are Deacs' first test under Grobe
Winston-Salem Journal

Duke, Wake Forest face tough opponents in openers
Winston-Salem Journal

After long hiatus, Florida State game returns to Duke campus 
U Wire

Season on the brink?
Raleigh News & Observer

Wolfpack's Hall victim of circumstance
Charlotte Observer

N.C. State's Rivers looks to follow up first year by breaking more records 
U Wire

Heels flying blind
Raleigh News & Observer

Bunting brings NFL-style mentality to North Carolina 
U Wire

South Carolina defense looks to continue improvement  
U Wire

Boise State look to prove themselves vs. South Carolina 
U Wire

Clemson vs. UCF Pregame Notes 
Excite Sports

Tigers plan to rotate offensive linemen
The State - Columbia, SC


GAMEDAY: Wake at ECU
Deaconstoday.com


The Mystery Deacs
Greensboro News and Record

Wake QB Presents Unique Challenges
Kinston Free Press

Lenox Rawlings: That's Odd: Spread on Deacs - Pirates is Dropping
Winston-Salem Journal

Duke will Host 'Vulnerable' FSU
Greensboro News and Record

Pack Needs Receivers to Catch on Quickly
News and Observer

Duke Receiver Battier Likely Out for the Season
Durham Herald-Sun

Moore Lets Play do Talking at Nose Guard Spot
The State - Columbia, SC

Wolfpack Doubts Plans to Move Indiana QB
Charlotte Observer


DASCENZO: Pack Hoping it won't Rely too Heavily on Rivers
Durham Herald-Sun

History on Their Side
Rock Hill Herald

Walk-on Living a Dream as Defensive Star for Tar Heels
Charlotte Observer

Holt Emerging from Brother's Shadow
Technician (NCSU)

Bunting's Salary on ACC's Low End
Greensboro News and Record

Anxious Wolfpack Watches, Waits
High Point Enterprise

Bowden, UCF Coach Old Buddies
The State - Columbia, SC


(WF) Little Big Man
Winston-Salem Journal

Time will tell Grobe's place in line
Greensboro News-Record

Deacons moving faster these days
Raleigh News and Observer

Regional Overview
Charlotte Observer

Rose’s Whitley commits to Gamecocks
Greenville Daily Reflector

Big man with a big agenda
The State - Columbia, SC

Bowden, UCF coach old buddies
The State - Columbia, SC

ACC Notebook
Winston-Salem Journal

(UNC-CH) Thunder Thornton
Winston-Salem Journal

Thornton takes permanent spot with UNC
Fayetteville Observer

Better ground game goal
Raleigh News and Observer

Hall enrolls at L.A. school
Raleigh News and Observer

N.C. State offense hopes to pick up where it left off last season 
U Wire

Improved defense prepared for impact
Technician (NCSU)

Peterson works way into top spot
Technician (NCSU)

Caulton Tudor: Pack's Amato worries about the downside
Raleigh News and Observer


Wake Forest Notebook
Winston-Salem Journal

No Winner in Deacs' QB Derby
Greensboro News and Record

Head Coach Jim Grobe Talks at Weekly Press Conference: Demon Deacons are Ready for ECU
wakeforestsports.com

Deacs to Use Prayer vs. Pirates
High Point Enterprise


Ray Has 1000 Dreams
Durham Herald Sun

Scales Moves up Defensive Line Depth Chart for Deacs
Winston-Salem Journal

Better Now than Ever
Raleigh News and Observer

Ready to Get Offensive
Technician (NCSU)

Tigers Aware of UCF's Upset History
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Unheralded Thornton Explodes 'Out of the Blue'
Durham Herald Sun

Galbraith Assumes New Role
Technician (NCSU)

Bunting's Plan: Curry at QB, Durant Sitting
Charlotte Observer

Duke Eager to Break in 'Noles QB
Charlotte Observer

Heels Still favor Curry

Raleigh News and Observer

A Home of their Own
Greensboro News and Record


Curry Victim of our Affinity for New Guys
Charlotte Observer


This Seat Taken
Fayetteville Observer

Krill could give Blue Devil fans a thill
Fayetteville Observer

Blue Devils need more speed -- fast
Raleigh News & Observer

AMBUSH: Duke hopes distracted Florida State will be unprepared
Winston Salem Journal

NC State: Fisher Named Pre-season Candidate for Lombardi, Butkus Awards
Excite Sports

Tar Heels entering a construction zone 
U Wire

Boise State raises Holtz's anxiety level
The State - Columbia, SC

Players return to practice
The State - Columbia, SC

Tigers emphasize special teams
The State - Columbia, SC

Numbers hurting Clemson
The State - Columbia, SC


Gamecocks Still Feel They Must Earn SEC Respect
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Thomas the Comeback Kid
(USC)

The State - Columbia, SC

Heels Remain Upbeat After Loss
Greensboro News and Record

Dantzler Has No Interest in Heisman Hype
Spartanburg Herald-Journal


Bunting Stays with Curry Against Terps
Raleigh News and Observer


Tudor: QB Situation at UNC-CH Hard to Figure Out
Raleigh News and Observer


Reality Check (Duke)
Raleigh News and Observer

Measuring Petty's Worth can't be Done with Numbers
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Heels Entering a Construction Zone
Technician (NCSU)

Bunting Saw Some Promise in Tar Heels' Comeback
Winston-Salem Journal

Offense Late, Defense Right on Time for Tar Heels
Durham Herald Sun

Tigers Still Looking for Quality Backups
The State - Columbia, SC

Remembering Jimmy V
Durham Herald Sun


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Southern Miss Drops Cowboys in Opener
southernmiss.com


Cards make it 3 in a Row
Louisville Courier-Journal

Thing Not Going to Plan for Dimel
Houston Chronicle

CarDs with a Capital D
Louisville Courier-Journal

Tulane Falls to #14 LSU 48-17
tulanegreenwave.com

Tiger Duo Seeks Big Showing vs. State
Memphis Commercial Appeal


USM Walks Fine Line Past OSU
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Lights, Camera, Action
Lexington Herald-Leader

Rice Beats Houston 21-14 to Retain Bayou Bucket
Houston Chronicle

College Football Today
Yahoo! Sports


TCU Kicks Way to 19-5 Win
Dallas Morning News

Overconfidence Killed the 'Cats
Lexington Herald-Leader

With Time to Burn, Kelly Smokes OSU
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Houston Drops Season Opener to Rice, 21-14
uhcougars.com

Williams' Key sack Closes Door on OSU
Jackson Clarion-Ledger


Yates' Injury Another Blow to USM Defensive Backfield
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

LSU 48, Tulane 17
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Football Explodes in Final Period to Drop Kentucky 36-10
uoflsports.com


Dark Clouds Could Blur Blazers' Hopes
Birmingham Post-Herald


Time to play for keeps
Hattiesburg American

Southern Miss ready to take charge
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Southern Miss kicks off season
Biloxi Sun-Herald

TCU GameDay
Ft Worth Star-Telegram

TCU facing polar opposite in North Texas
Dallas Morning Herald

Whitmire: UNT right at home against big-name foe
Dallas Morning Herald

Bragging rights up for grabs in UH-Rice game
Dallas Morning Herald

UH out to minimize miscues to start 2001 season
Houston Chronicle

Robertson: If UH wins opener, now that's the ticket
Houston Chronicle

UC excited by full house
Cincinnati Post

White is hoping to kick Tigers in right direction
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Tigers' Madness back in Coliseum
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Neighborhood rivals LSU, Tulane renew hostilities
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Drawing the battle lines
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Family ties bind Scelfo to rivalry
New Orleans Times-Picayune

A red star rising eclipses Big Blue
Louisville Courier-Journal

Flash Point
Lexington Herald-Leader

It's time to walk the walk
Lexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky revs up for Louisville  
U Wire

Southern Miss up for a challenge against Oklahoma State 
U Wire

South Florida opens season at Northern Illinois 
U Wire

Fans blast suit's timing
Birmingham Post-Herald

NCAA waits on Marshall's appeal; 12 players to miss opener
Sportserver


UAB Destroys Montana State in Season Opener, 41-13
uabsports.com


Golden Eagles Go Through Final Preparation for Season Opener
southernmiss.com

Only Game in Town
Memphis Commercial Appeal


Point Made, Game Lost (USF)
Tampa Tribune

Eagles' Efforts Please Bower

Hattiesburg American

LSU Coach Warns Against Taking Tulane Lightly
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Banner Bays No Longer Fly
New Orleans Times-Picayune

John L. May have Made Wrong Call on Woodard
Louisville Courier-Journal


Cards Lock out Fans and Media to Concentrate on 'Cats
Louisville Courier-Journal

Old Scheme Still Works
Birmingham News


LeFors is One Big Hit Away from QB Job at Louisville
Lexington Herald-Leader


USM's Amazin' Grace Sings Song of Gratitude
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Rivalry More than Drop in the Bucket
Houston Chronicle


Rice - UH Game Picks up Steam
Houston Chronicle


UNT, TCU Coaches Downplay Connection
Dallas Morning Herald


Ruffin Gives UC Kicks
Cincinnati Post

CUSA Previews
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Cooper Takes Mike for UC - Purdue Telecast
Cincinnati Enquirer


UAB Athletes Named in Sex Case
Birmingham Post-Herald


Garrard, Ramsey Among 20 Candidates for Unitas Golden Arm Award
c-usasports.com

Blazers won't be afraid to put ball in the air against Bobcats
Birmingham News

Hackney may have chance to play
Birmingham News

Dugger downplays own goals
Birmingham News

Gauging foes not enough
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Point Well Made
Tampa Tribune

South Florida looks to retool offense 
U Wire

Purdue girds for visit to UC
Cincinnati Enquirer

Means is eligible to play for Tigers
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Geoff Calkins: Drama's sad, happy faces signs of justice - for all
Memphis Commercial Appeal

New tailback's elusiveness will be key for Tigers
Memphis Commercial Appeal

CUSA Rankings
Memphis Commercial Appeal

On C-USA: Battle of Blue Grass State heating up
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Will U of L version of head start offer edge?
Louisville Courier-Journal

Mystery shrouding Cats makes Cards' preparation tough
Lexington Herald-Leader

UH quartet looks to improve ground game
Houston Chrionicle

Cougars Practice Indoors Today
UHcougars.com 

Hayter transfers to TCU
Houston Chrionicle

The Daily Ticket THE FANS' guide to THE DAY IN sports
Ft Worth Star-Telegram

Injured Eagles expect to play
Hattiesburg American

Southern Miss Prepares For Heat
SouthernMiss.com

At Least We’ll Have a New Champion
Pigskin Post


John L. or John Wayne?
Louisville Courier-Journal

USM Fans Find many Excuses to Skip Games
Hattiesburg American

Scelfo Juggles His Defense
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Giannini Predicts Record Season Ticket Sales
Hattiesburg American

Tigers - 'Dogs Usually Close

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Tigers Still See Wave as Threat
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Brewer Gets Starting Nod at RB for USF/USF Notes
Tampa Tribune

Haskins will See Commonwealth from other Side
Lexington Herald-Leader

Excitement Builds for Eagles
Hattiesburg American

Short Move Down Line Paying off
Memphis Commercial Appeal

OSU's Miles Excited about Opener
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Mumme's Flaws Glared in 2000 'Cats - Cards

Louisville Courier-Journal

Hoover Starting, but Gino Era is not Far off at UC
Cincinnati Post


UAB Coach Wary of Montana State
Birmingham News

Rice Safety Gears fot Whatever UH may Throw at Him
Houston Chronicle


Blazers Believe Seasoned Secondary Should Stand out
Birmingham News

Tulane at LSU Preview
CNNSI.com

Blazers' Fray Never Frazzled
Birmingham Post-Herald


Conference Insider Report: Conference USA 
SportsLine.com

Wave knows it must regroup in a hurry
New Orleans Times-Picayune

For USM, countdown to redemption
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Golden Eagles ready for contact
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

UAB Update
Birmingham Post-Herald

West still mum on QB starter
Memphis Commercial Appeal

West keeping Tigers, family in balance
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Hoover to lead UC against Purdue
Cincinnati Enquirer

UH rebuilds kicking game
Houston Chronicle

Cardinals Travel To Lexington Looking to Retain Governor's Cup
UofLsports.com

Golden Eagles Polish Game Plan
SouthernMiss.com

Cincinnati Hosts Big Ten Champ Purdue
ucbearcats.com

Green Wave Battles LSU Saturday
tulanegreenwave.com

Jenkins Named Black Knights' Starting Quarterback
goARMYsports.com

C-USA Weekly Football Notes
c-usasports.com

U of L's Floyd, USM's Williams Named to Thorpe Watch List
c-usasports.com

Despite loss, TCU coach proud of team's effort 
U Wire

South Florida eager for I-A upgrade 
U Wire

U. Texas-U. Houston game draws in money 
U Wire

C-USA courts teams, TV
Memphis Commercial Appeal


Conference USA Overview
Charlotte Observer


It's Game Week at Southern Miss
SouthernMiss.com


CUSA Coaches' Monday Teleconference (8/27)
c-usasports.com

Herron Center of Attention
Tampa Tribune


Green Wave Hits Rocky Mountain Low on Defense
New Orleans Times-Picayune


Crunch Time for Tigers
Memphis Commercial Appeal


A New Foothold on State Football
Lexington Herald Leader


BCS Berth not in the Cards
Lexington Herald Leader


UH Turns to Robertson
Houston Chronicle


TCU Notes
Ft. Worth Star-Telegram


Frogs are Winners Despite the Defeat
Ft. Worth Star-Telegram


UAB: Golden Defense, Green Offense
Birmingham News


Week 1 Wrap-ups
CNNSI.com


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