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East Carolina  


Conference USA

December 31, 2002

Denny O'Brien: ECU-Marquette Coverage (12.31.02)
School's out but Marquette gets Minges bonus lesson
Box score & statistics
Associated Press game story
Post-game audio from Herrion, Crean & players

Pirates spring home court ambush (12.31.02) (AP)

Bonesville Internet Radio: Audio On-Demand (12.31.02)
Post-game audio from Herrion, Crean & players

 Video: Marquette vs. East Carolina
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Pirates Stun No. 9 Marquette, 73-70
-Photo gallery

STORM THE COURT- ECU Upsets Marquette Again

Pirates do it again

Another miracle at Minges

Pirates upset Eagles again
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

No. 13 Men's Basketball Falls In C-USA Opener

Monday Madness: Marquette fell to East Carolina

Lady Pirates Win Fourth Straight
-Box score

ECU women use balance to claim win

December 30, 2002

Al Myatt: View from the East (12/30/02)
Herrion: Pirates need to rediscover 'chip'

Golden Eagles in pay-back mood against pesky Pirates
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

ECU to Host Marquette in C-USA Opener
-Live official statistics
-Live WCZI audio broadcast
-Live Marquette audio broadcast
-Complete game notes [PDF]
-Pay Per View: ESPN Full Court

ECU awaits call on guard

ECU starts league play against No. 13 Marquette

Marquette Basketball Opens C-USA Season At East Carolina

ECU’s Baldwin quite familiar with women’s tourney foe

Coaching moves highlight 2002


Glimpse of future?

Garrard offers option

Video: 12/29 - Garrard's Colts post game

Not perfect, but Blake still worth another shot
Baltimore Sun

December 29, 2002

Bonesville: Flashback - 02/26/02 (12/29/02) Pirates' sticky zone confounds No. 9 Marquette

December 28, 2002

ECU hiring Florida's Odom


Thompson Names First Two Additions to Coaching Staff

Zook picks Thompson’s replacement

December 27, 2002

Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook Special (12/27/02) Q&A with George Koonce

Denny O'Brien: Pirate Football News (12/27/02) Another Gator headed for ECU

Bonesville Internet Radio: Audio On-Demand (12/27/02) WCZI: Bill Herrion Radio Call-In Show

Thompson chooses defensive coordinator

Garrard may get first start

December 24-26, 2002

Al Myatt: View from the East (12/26/02) Thompson one of Ma Bell's best customers these days

Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 98 (12/25/02) Time will tell the tale on Thompson selection

Brian Bailey: From the Anchor Desk (12/24/02) ECU gets 'Bah! Humbug!' treatment in Conway

Bonesville: ECU-Coastal hoops recap, box score (12/24/02) Travis-less Pirates take one on chin

Linebacker Moore Earns Second Freshman All-America Honor

ECU freshman is All-American

Pirates stunned by Coastal Carolina, 90-71

December 23, 2002

Al Myatt: View from the East (12/23/02) Thompson, ECU warm up to each other rapidly

Pirate Baseball Ranked 36th in Preseason Poll

Pirates Face Coastal Carolina in Pre-Christmas Road Game

Pirates bounce back from first loss with convincing victory

ECU baseball ranked 36th

December 22, 2002

Ron Cherubini - Pirate Time Machine No. 18 (12/22/02) Luke Fisher: Bowl hero set the standard

Bonesville: ECU-Campbell hoops recap, box score (12/22/02) ECU bounces back at Camels' expense


Pirates bounce back from first loss with convincing victory

New coach places importance on recruiting, staff

What they said about John Thompson

Herrion a stickler about players’ academics

December 21, 2002

Denny O'Brien: Coach Thompson Press Conference (12/21/02)
Eager to build on 'great tradition'
Audio: Complete press conference from start to finish
Audio: Chancellor William Muse comments
Audio: Paul Troth & Brian Rimpf comments

Brian Bailey: From the Anchor Desk (12/21/02) Only Muse has answer to burning question

Bonesville: Thompson geared up with '30-day plan' (12/21/02)


ECU's energy man

Trying to figure ECU's so-so applicant pool

Pirates' change excites fans

Johnson looks to right Pirates' ship

John Thompson begins new era as East Carolina's 18th head football coach

Thompson's desire, will excites Pirates, fans

December 20, 2002

Bonesville: Press Conference Today (12/20/02)
'Blitzing' John Thompson Gets the Nod

Denny O'Brien: ECU-George Mason Game Story (12/20/02)
Mason puts Pirates' hot streak on ice
Holcombe-Faye out indefinitely
Post-game audio from Herrion, Wiley & Larranaga
Box score & statistics

Bonesville Internet Radio: Audio On-Demand (12/10/02)
Hoops: ECU vs. GMU Post-Game Press Conference

ECU Names John Thompson Head Football Coach

Coach Thompson's quotes

Press conference photo gallery


ECU picks Gators assistant

Pirates suffer first setback

Fans greet hiring of Pirates' new head coach as a positive

George Mason hands ECU its first basketball loss of season

December 19, 2002

Thompson hired as new ECU football coach

Al Myatt: View from the East (12/19/02) Only Muse has answer to burning question

Jeff Charles: From the Booth (12/19/02) Passion on the rise for ECU basketball

Bonesville Internet Radio: Audio On-Demand (12/19/02) WCZI: Bill Herrion Radio Call-In Show

Pirates honing up foul shots as George Mason comes to town

Pirates' search still on

December 18, 2002

Ron Cherubini: More Than a Game (12/18/02)

Bonesville Internet Radio: Audio On-Demand (12/18/02) WCZI: Tuesday Tip Off with Hinton, Steele & HERRION

Pirates' search heats up

Gators' Thompson interviews for ECU job

Discounts Offered for ECU Basketball Doubleheader on Thursday

ECU Looks for 8-0 Thursday Night Against George Mason

December 17, 2002

Brian Bailey: Not a creature was stirring

Audio-on-demand: THE BRIAN BAILEY SHOW (Christmas Show)

Troth confirms commitment

GENTRY COLUMN: ECU search nearing an end

ECU's Chris Moore Named Freshman All-America

ECU Men's Tennis Tandem Receives Regional Ranking

Pirate Baseball Inks Nine Players In Early Period

LSU's Doll interviews for East Carolina opening

Strong a candidate for jobs at Tulsa, ECU

Strong in running for head coaching jobs at ECU, Tulsa

USC's Strong candidate for two jobs

December 16, 2002

Al Myatt Hunt for Logan successor hones in on handful

Jeff Charles: Ears open, mouth shut the path to knowledge


Al Myatt: ECU trims list of candidates

Blake keeps Ravens alive

Local sports notebook for Monday, Dec. 16
Kinston Free Press




December 31, 2002

Deacs feast on Ducks
Winston Salem Journal

Altered game plan lifts Wake Forest
Greensboro News Record

Deacons go long for victory

Wolfpack players know the stakes are high at Gator Bowl
New Bern Sun Journal

The bottom line of the bowl

Gator Bowl notebook- Who says there’s nothing good on TV?
Durham Herald Sun

Prep stars follow Pack to Florida
Greensboro News Record

Tire Bowl: West Va. governor wants apology after Virginia halftime show


Bethune-Cookman is no match for Deacons
Winston Salem Journal

Furious rally lifts Mountaineers
Winston Salem Journal

Surgery goes well for UNC's May

‘Tomas is back’
Columbia (SC) The State

Kitchings doubtful vs. Citadel
Columbia (SC) The State

Hockey dies hard in the South
Kinston Free Press

December 30, 2002

Crawford, Pack dog Terriers

Wolfpack defense stalls Terriers
Spartanburg Herald Journal

Mixed reviews
Durham Herald Sun


Deacs have eye on Smith

Gator Bowl notebook- Wolfpack in fighting mood
Durham Herald Sun

Pack hoping practice makes perfect this time
Durham Herald Sun

Life comes full circle for Irish's Willingham
Fayetteville Observer

December 29, 2002

Postseason a mixed bowl

Tar Heels rebound

Catching up with ...

Williams gets head start

McLendon does it ugly

Deacons 3rd ACC squad to pummel N.C. A&T

Deacons set for 'Redemption Bowl'

December 28, 2002

Willingham's days at State

Heels' tough break

Heels' tall order: replacing May

In-depth coverage of N.C. State at the Gator Bowl

Dantonio Burnette

Duke recruits star

December 27, 2002

Wolfpack gets young additions

Benchmark for UNC’s reserves

North Carolina heads back to NYC

Gator Bowl a boon for N.C. State recruiting

Gator won't be Pack's biggest game

Fun start for Pack, Irish

Florida pipeline

December 24-26, 2002

Pack arrives in Fla.

UNC to report recruiting violation

Colleges work to curb fans storming the field

Great Scott! Tigers 7-0

Recruiting an objective for Amato on Gator Bowl trip

ECU hoops team blitzed

Fairleigh one sided

UNC reports minor violation

December 23, 2002

Heels swarm Noles

Orlando appeals to Tigers

Unbeaten Tigers topple Bearcats

No. 23 North Carolina 69, Florida St. 48

Wolfpack struts entering the Gator Bowl

Second helping

Blue Devils rout Tulsa

UNC taps Lawing to coach tackles

Clemson stays unbeaten with 58-51 win
Anderson Independent-Mail

Clemson 58, Cincinnati 51
Yahoo! Sports

Clemson Remains Unbeaten; Downs Cincinnati, 58-51
Clemson Athletics Department

December 22, 2002

Freshmen take center stage

Hodge 'looks' good

The ACC's best freshman classes

Following the Wolfpack?

UNC adds to coaching staff

Wolfpack demolish Farleigh Dickenson

No. 23 Tar Heels ready to open up ACC season

December 21, 2002

Another shot

N.C. State seeks to shake off tough loss to Gonzaga

Sub-gate: Willingham questions Pack tactics

Tar Heels hold off South Carolina

December 20, 2002

McLendon practices in pain

Heels back in step

Scott leads Tigers

Manuel control

Tar Heels rout Vermont

ACC basketball roundup

December 19, 2002

Pack AD goes live

Young Heels still adjusting

UNC announces pact with Learfield

Wake Forest wins with ease over S.C. State

Wake Forest's preparations for Seattle Bowl off to sloppy start

UNC’s deal with Learfield worth $2.5 million a year

Danelius, Deacs grab easy win

December 18, 2002

Hardly a classic

Duke gets free pass to win

Sloppy Heels bury Phoenix

Heap of Heels hurting

NCHSAA proposes rotation for prep football playoffs

Tar Heels' trio are nursing head injuries

Zag-gone it

Duke’s rout not a thing of beauty

Gamecocks hold off Terriers

No. 18 Gamecocks win with pressure

December 17, 2002

Uncommon sense

Free to dominate

Police looking for two suspects in UNC player's shooting

Duke extends Franks

Rivals are now teammates

One fabulous mess

Pack's Sherrill has arrived

Pack finally gets challenge

No post-exam test for Duke

December 16, 2002

Deacon reserves step up

Pack's return to Reynolds a real treat
The Fayetteville Observer

Deacs trample SMU




December 31, 2002

Rams, Frogs figure to be in a rush
Memphis Commercial Appeal

TCU defense tackles double-barreled threat
Dallas News

Class conflict- TCU teams stake claims
Dallas News

Nix Comeback Unlikely
New Orleans Times Picayune


Hicks returns to Cincinnati
Greensboro News Record

Transfer’s first practice leaves impression
Cincinnati Post

White joins UC practice
Cincinnati Enquirer

Cards end three-year absence from poll
Louisville Courier Journal

Tigers outlast Racers
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Play with passion on Monday, too
Memphis Commercial Appeal

TCU, Merriex find answers to problems
Ft Worth Star Telegram

Auburn hands USM 46-point loss
Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger

Tigers get physical, run away from USM
Birmingham News

C-USA Men's Basketball Notebook

C-USA Women's Basketball Notebook

December 30, 2002

Lutz dismayed by 49ers' poor showing
Charlotte Observer

Effort earns playing time
Cincinnati Post

USF's Greenberg Gets Milestone Victory
Tampa Tribune

Cards' focus- success on road
Louisville Courier Journal

Building momentum in 'Ville


Listen up! TCU star LB can play
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Memphis Commercial Appeal

New U of L coach pulling double duty
Louisville Courier Journal

December 29, 2002

Men's Basketball Weekend Roundup

December 28, 2002

Southern Miss Falls Short in Houston Bowl

Bearcats Renew Miami Rivalry on Saturday

Cowboys Defeat Golden Eagles, 33-23, in Houston Bowl

December27, 2002

Hicks' status uncertain for Bearcats

Hawaii hit by big Wave

Blazers, Falcons set for contrast of styles

Bearcats expect Moore
Cincinnati Post

Freshman Hicks absent from Bearcats
Cincinnati Enquirer

December 24-26, 2002

Tulane Wins ConAgra Foods Hawaii Bowl

Three C-USA Players Earn Sporting News All-American Honors

No. 12-Ranked Marquette Basketball Team Hosts Grambling State on Saturday

Billikens Close Out 2002 with Southern Illinois

Bills Rally From 16 Down To Claim Championship of Billiken Classic

Golden Eagles Geared Up For Friday’s Bowl Game

McDonald, Browne, Hobbs Honored By The Sporting News

Green Wave Downs Warriors To Win 2002 Hawai'i Bowl

Day Five: Answers From The Island

Wave Set to Face Warriors in ConAgra Foods Hawai'i Bowl

Green Wave Faces Stiff Test Against High-Scoring Warriors

Wave Aloha: Bowl News and Notes

Day Four: Answers From The Island

Men's Basketball Overpowers Alabama A&M, 91-69

Men's Basketball Blows Past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 108-74

Bearcats Renew Miami Rivalry on Saturday

Cold Shooting, Hot Scott Doom UC Men

O.C. Collins Among Six Freshmen from C-USA Named to Sporting News Team

Men's Basketball Handles Ole Miss, 58-51

December 23, 2002

Unbeaten Tigers topple Bearcats

C-USA Men's Basketball Notebook

Petrino Named Head Football Coach at Louisville

Former Blazers AD Frazier soaking up sun

Sobieszczyk guides DePaul past Colonials

Bearcats can’t keep a good man down
Cincinnati Post

Bearcats blow chance
Cincinnati Post

BEST of the WEEK | Dec. 22

UC Notebook
Cincinnati Enquirer

Lack of post play, outside shooting hurt
Cincinnati Enquirer

Cold Shooting, Hot Scott Dooms UC Men

December 22, 2002

No. 14 Marquette 89, Elon 57

Blazers smash Bulldogs

Van Exel delighted to play for Mavericks
Denver Post

Huggins unimpressed with upset of Oregon
Cincinnati Enquirer

DePaul falls to St. Joe's; UIC wins league opener

OU, Oklahoma St. win while TCU, UNT lose

December 21, 2002

Fight Erupts After Blazers Win at Buzzer

UAB VS. ALABAMA A&M - Games give Blazers needed break


Catching up with Ruben Patterson
Cincinnati Enquirer

Bearcats, Bobbitt trying to stay calm
Cincinnati Post

Bearcats Q&A
Cincinnati Enquirer

Maxiell learning to walk his talk
Cincinnati Enquirer

December 20, 2002

John L. Smith Leaves Louisville for Michigan State

Louisville Falls to Marshall in GMAC Bowl

C-USA Women's Basketball Notebook

C-USA Men's Basketball Notebook

Updated Conference USA Bowl Release

UAB's Flavio Monteiro Drafted By Calgary Storm Of The A-League

Cincinnati Selects Saint Louis' Jason Cole In A-League Draft

December 19, 2002

Herd routs Cards in GMAC

Coach of Blazers' foe should be familiar to UAB fans

UAB 82, NICHOLLS STATE 70 - Finley sparks Blazers

Demons rise in second half

Demons shake 1st defeat with win

Win vs. Oregon builds confidence
Cincinnati Post

C-USA Men’s Basketball Notebook
Conference USA

UC offense has big holes to fill for 2003
Cincinnati Enquirer

Bobbitt’s breakthrough puts UC back on track
Cincinnati Enquirer

Big win boosts UC’s confidence
Cincinnati Enquirer

South Florida (4-3) at IUPUI (2-5)

USF Short Take

December 18, 2002

Cincy bowled over

Cincinnati tops No. 5 Oregon

Dwyane Wade Tabbed By The Sporting News As National College Basketball Player of the Week

Football Announces Roster Addition

Davis Named Associated Press All-American

McDonald Named To Associated Press All-America Team

TCU Athletics Leads 1,000 Toy March Into Cook Children's

Slaughter Named C-USA Player Of The Week

Tulane Athletics Certified by NCAA

December 17, 2002

Plagued by injuries, 2 Blazers may not play

Blazers to feast on sweet treats


UC vs. Oregon

Defense leads Billikens past Miami (Ohio)

December 16, 2002

UAB, Troy in numbers game

DePaul gets taken to the Matt by ND

Marquette passes test with win over Badgers

The state of UC football and Coach Minter

Small bowl paying less to Bearcats


Cards' juniors get chance to be heard

USF Beaten At Buzzer

Eagles take break from bowl work