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East Carolina Carolinas Conference USA

July 6, 2003

Thad Mumau: Hoops Recruiting Report - 07.06
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Pirates', 49ers' recruiting fortunes on the upswing
Bonesville.net

Pirates no strangers to Big East
The Dominion Post

The field for a 12th team in the ACC is wide open
The Virginian Pilot

July 5, 2003

Big East, Conference USA Agree There's No Rush
The Hartford Courant

Season Preview: East Carolina
collegefootballnews.com

July 4, 2003

Doug Jolley: Guest Columnist - 07.04
— Realigning with Class
Bonesville.net

Hamrick to Vegas: "Scratch me off that list" - 07.04
Bonesville.net

Blake To Be Included in Russell's Collegiate Legends Collection
ecupirates.com

Now it's the Big East's turn
Parkersburg (WV) News & Sentinel

ACC's ripple effect expected to hit the MAC or C-USA
Winston Salem Journal

July 3, 2003

Al Myatt: View from the East - 07.03
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TV geography might be ECU's hidden ace
Bonesville.net

Sammy Batten: Time is right for the ACC to consider ECU
Fayetteville Observer

POTENTIAL BIG EAST MERGER IN WORKS
gopirates.com

Big East: BCS or Bust
SI.com

July 2, 2003

Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 129 - 07.02
— Hybrid leagues doomed by natural forces
Bonesville.net

Pirates may be perfect fit for a new Big East
Greenville Daily Reflector

Conference USA Commissioner Issues Statement on Realignment
ecupirates.com

Lonzo, Gray Named to Media Relations Staff
ecupirates.com

Blake To Be Included in Russell's Collegiate Legends Collection

July 1, 2003

Brian Bailey: From the Anchor Desk - 07.01
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Miami Makes the Leap — Now What?
Bonesville.net

Hurricanes rage over nervous landscape - 07.01
Bonesville.net

Senator hopes resolution can help ECU’s bid
Greenville Daily Reflector

Hostile takeovers may just be starting
Richmond Times Dispatch

Herrion hires familiar face
Greenville Daily Reflector

Dino Presley Named Assistant Coach At ECU
ecupirates.com

Former Pirate Clayton-Boswell Makes Her Mark at Track Championships
ecupirates.com

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Governor Easley's Office

June 30, 2003

Al Myatt: View from the East - 06.30
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Dominos teetering as Miami steps to the plate
Bonesville.net

Leagues caught in eye of the Hurricanes - 06.30
Bonesville.net

PIRATES TO THE ACC AN ABSURD IDEA?
gopirates.com

RECOVERING- Hill, former ECU golfer, on mend after accident
Winston Salem Journal

ACC expansion- A missed opportunity
New Bern Sun Journal


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July 6, 2003

UNC, State recruits take detour
Raleigh News & Observer

Danger, not titles, follows top classes
Louisville Courier Journal

ACC has some patching up to do
Columbia (SC) The State

As the ACC turns
Raleigh News & Observer

ACC/Big East questions and answers
Florida Times-Union

Tranghese- Big East needs time for answers
Syracuse Post Dispatch

Going Their Own Way
The Hartford Courant

Ex-Seahawks rolling in Frontier League
Wilmington Star-News

July 5, 2003

UNC's Williams bags his first recruit
Winston Salem Journal

Commissioner kept swimming through adversity
Charlotte Observer

Advice to the ACC- Crime does pay
Charlotte Observer

Connected by the Heels
Durham Herald Sun

UNC-Pembroke upgrading athletic facilities
Fayetteville Observer

A&T men to face Miami on court
Greensboro News-Record

July 4, 2003

Hokies, Canes face bumpy path on Tobacco Road
Durham Herald Sun

ACC tournament to see ticket squeeze
Charlotte Observer

RIVALRY- Playing Miami an opportunity
Winston Salem Journal

Venues express interest in ACC football title game
Fayetteville Observer

Master of the obvious
Durham Herald Sun

Irish, Lions or Gamecocks? ACC goes for even dozen
Wilmington Star

Hokies aided by location
Richmond Times Dispatch

Big East faces loss of revenue
Syracuse Post Dispatch

Jay Williams transferred to Duke Medical Center
Durham Herald Sun

Prep star to decide today
Raleigh News & Observer

NHL: Canes watch signings closely
Raleigh News & Observer

July 3, 2003

Will ACC do the dozen?
Durham Herald Sun

Expansion Coverage from The Winston Salem Journal
-Rumors plentiful about potential 12th member of ACC
-Locals pumped about Hokies being included in ACC
-It's like Christmas for Hokies boosters

Expansion Coverage from Columbia (SC) The State
-Barker says expansion strengthens ACC
-It's time for USC to think about ACC

League's official unveiling offered a few surprises
Charlotte Observer

Hokies have arrived
Raleigh News & Observer

UK 'has no plans' to break SEC ties
Louisville Courier Journal

Luck of the Irish- ACC's eyes on Notre Dame
Spartanburg Herald Journal

Roy trying to score Washington prep star
Durham Herald Sun

Bobcats' 1st season to cost Authority up to $1.2 million
Charlotte Observer

NBA exhibition set for Oct. 20 in Charlotte
Charlotte Observer

July 2, 2003

Expansion Coverage from The Durham Herald Sun
-ACC enters era of `bad feelings'
-Bowled over?
-Swofford deserves credit for his vision
-Weaver the believer

One conference, undivided
Columbia (SC) The State

Expansion Coverage from The Greensboro News Record
-Balance shifts from hoops to football
-League learned valuable lessons
-Members on board with eyes on future
-Your responses- Who's No. 12?

Expansion Coverage from The Winston Salem Journal
-One Big, Happy Family
-Swofford says new-look ACC will preserve rivalries
-Deacons' coaches gearing up for new challenges
-MOVING ON- Jilted Syracuse not looking back

Expansion Coverage from The Florida Times-Union
-Broyles says ACC might look to SEC
-Florida State's Hart- Expansion talks not over
-Swofford- 'Canes, Hokies 'fit' in ACC

Expansion Coverage from The Anderson Independent
-Expansion setting a dangerous precedent
-Barker stands by ACC's actions

Expansion Coverage from The Richmond Times Dispatch
-Commonwealth universities have common conference
-In case of ACC expansion, change isn't always good

Expansion Coverage from The Raleigh News & Observer
- Now, it's official
- Swofford gets a pat on the back
- All eyes on Irish

Welcome to the ACC soap opera
Kinston Free Press

ACC could raid SEC for No. 12
The Atlanta Journal Constitution

ACC expansion not expected to affect SEC
Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger

ACC parties, minus a guest
South Florida Sun Sentinel

ACC deal makes sense for UM in the long run
Miami Herald

Football stirs urge to merge
Chicago Tribune

Expansion Coverage from The Spartanburg Herald Journal
-Clemson happy with expansion
-Tough decisions still looming for expanded ACC

Student-athletes again the victims of collegiate greed
Miami Herald

College leaders huddle on reform
Raleigh News & Observer

Solicitor won’t allow running back into PTI
Columbia (SC) The State

Moore says he won't hire an offensive coordinator
Winston Salem Journal

July 1, 2003

Miami's final answer is the ACC
Miami Herald

Commissioner Swofford steers ACC into the ditch
Columbia (SC) The State

Expansion Coverage from The Atlanta Journal Constitution
-ACC barely better
-Q&A- 11 not ideal but it's workable
-Miami looks to future

ACC finally gets sugar from 'Canes after bizarre, convoluted courtship Sweet Sigh of Relief
Winston Salem Journal

Expansion Coverage from The Greensboro News Record
-Expansion gives league BCS clout
-Miami's OK ends chapter in ACC saga

'Canes come aboard
Raleigh News & Observer

Expansion Coverage from The Durham Herald Sun
-Pigskin powerhouse picks ACC
-Stormy process ends
-A superb addition
-Some expansion answers
-Four Big East Schools Sue Miami, ACC

Expansion Coverage from The Anderson Independent
-Clemson still has questions about expansion
-Fans- ACC expansion is the right play
-What They're Saying at Clemson

Expansion Coverage from The Syracuse Post-Standard
-What's Next for Big East?
-Big East focuses on staying in BCS
-Crouthamel says, 'I was speechless'

Miami bets 'on the future' with ACC
Florida Times Union

Miami Accepts ACC's Invitation
Washington Post

Miami accepts ACC proposal
Charlotte Observer

Miami, Virginia Tech Accept Bids To Join ACC; Comments From Commissioner Swofford
theacc.com

STATEMENT FROM COMMISSIONER MICHAEL TRANGHESE REGARDING EXPANSION
bigeast.org

Tranghese doesn't fault schools
Fayetteville Observer

Big East czar accepts some blame, refuses to fault Tech
Hampton Roads Pilot

Miami easily could have stayed
espn.com

Wetzel- Where's Brand?
sportsline.com

Critic's corner- Brand silence is a bad thing
Chicago Tribune

Call the ACC names, but this move was right
Charlotte Observer

What's Next?
USA Today

Colleges- Duke selected as host for NCAAs
Durham Herald Sun

WCU officials maintain hope that renovations will be completed on time despite soggy weather
Asheville Citizen Times

Thad Mumau: Large group of players looking at ACC schools
Fayetteville Observer

Commitments adding up for Clemson, USC
Columbia (SC) The State

AIR-PLAY- Bobcats still have a place for Jordan
Winston Salem Journal

June 30, 2003

UM headed to the ACC
Miami Herald

Miami decides today between ACC, Big East
Florida Sun Sentinel

Miami likely to decide today
Greensboro News Record

Miami will tell choice today
Winston Salem Journal

Miami's decision due today
Raleigh News & Observer

Miami to decide on offer from ACC today
Durham Herald Sun

Decision day for Miami
Atlanta Journal Constitution

UM likely to choose ACC today
Miami Herald

UM leans toward an ACC move
South South Florida Sun Sentinel

ACC's presidents defy belief
The Mercury News

Winners, losers in the ACC battle
Richmond Times Dispatch

Winners, losers in ACC expansion
Roanoke Times

Swofford, ACC never in tune with expansion
Roanoke Times

Welcome to the ACC soap opera
Kinston Free Press

Miami fits because of quality, not geography
Charlotte Observer

Is Miami moving? We'll find out today
Spartanburg Herald Journal

ACC still has options for further division
Anderson Independent

Marion Jones gives birth to baby boy
Durham Herald Sun


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July 6, 2003

Expect more changes in conferences
New Orleans Times Picayune

League shakeup isn't UAB's only worry
Birmingham News

Realigned leagues- the coming thing?
Dallas News

What becomes of SLU and C-USA if marquee teams depart?
St Louis Post Dispatch

U of M a hidden blue and gray gem
Memphis Commercial Appeal

UC, XU court future players
Cincinnati Enquirer

Big Football's Bully Tactics
Washington Post

July 5, 2003

USF May Be In McPherson's Future
Tampa Tribune

C-USA, A-10 may change
Cincinnati Post

Conferences On The Lookout
The Hartford Courant

UAB needs Garrison on plan, not plane
Birmingham Post Herald

Southern Miss football fans can buy mini-pack of tickets
Hattiesburg American

July 4, 2003

Transplant behind him, Nix ready for new life
Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger

Nix back at S. Miss as coach after transplant
ESPN.com

Breaking the BCS
Birmingham Post Herald

Retooled conference could benefit Wave
New Orleans Times Picayune

Commissioner not at helm of listing C-USA
Memphis Commercial Appeal

C-USA teams can leave easily
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Louisville would be big first step for Big East
CBS SportsLine

Conference confusion remains
Yahoo Sports

Fearless Predictions: Conference Races
Fox Sports

Charlotte extends Lutz's contract
Charlotte Observer

TCU loses 2 from men's basketball
Dallas News

McPherson Avoids Prison, Might Play Again
Tampa Tribune

July 3, 2003

Musical conferences
New Orleans Times Picayune

Miami's move to ACC will likely spark major changes across NCAA
Austin American Statesman

Big East, suddenly the Big Least, looks to feast on Conference USA
Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger

University to feel conference shakeup
Hattiesburg American

Let's put Cards in middle of Big East
Louisville Courier Journal

Rose expects more league shakeups
Charlotte Observer

Big East gets taste of its own medicine
New Orleans Times Picayune

Eight schools will be enough for Big East to keep BCS berth
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Fiu sees the future of a super-league of elite programs
Collegefootballnews.com

Presidents are coming across as hypocritical
Birmingham Post Herald

BIG EAST LEANS ON HOOPS
New York Post

Pasqualoni believes Eastern football can weather ACC expansion and grow stronger.
syracuse.com

What's In A Name? Officials Like `USF'
Tampa Tribune

Newcomer Williams to rehab foot
CincyPost.com

Summer in the city
CincyPost.com

July 2, 2003

Marquette Basketball Player Scott Merritt Undergoes Successful Shoulder Surgery
c-usasports.com

Southern Miss forfeits tennis matches
Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger

Tennis team forfeits games
Hattiesburg American

SLU OKs arena plan
St Louis Post Dispatch

C-USA keeping one eye on shakeup
Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger

Louisville Interested In Big East; USF Not Saying
Tampa Tribune

USF To Provide Florida Presence For Big East?
Tampa Tribune

Big East has quickly gone boom to bust
Louisville Courier Journal

Expansion wouldn't come fast
Louisville Courier Journal

Fans' job is to keep Cardinals worthy
Louisville Courier Journal

Bud- Circle the wagons
The Syracuse Post-Standard

Silver Lining Covers Two Sports
Hartford Courant

Eleven ... 12 ... 14? What's the magic number?
ESPN.com

West to hire two assistants
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Temple guard transfers to Frogs
Dallas News

Tampa Nets Women's Final Four Tourney In 2008
Tampa Tribune

St. Louis gets women's Final Four in 2009
St Louis Post Dispatch

July 1, 2003

New-Look Leagues?
Tampa Tribune

Miami bolts, leaves Big East vacuum
Cincinnati Enquirer

UAB wonders how ACC expansion will affect C-USA
Birmingham News

Magic numbers
espn.com

U of L will listen if Big East calls
Louisville Courier Journal

Delay by Miami could prove costly for U of L
Louisville Courier Journal

Cardinals next to be courted in realignment derby
espn.com

Coach Calhoun: "Louisville and Cincinnati would be great"
New Haven (Ct.) Register

UH, Rice watching realignment process
Houston Chronicle

Herskowitz- As usual, it's all about money
Houston Chronicle

USM's Pruitt Named To Thorpe Award "Watch List"
c-usasports.com

Green optimistic about basketball at Southern Miss
Hattiesburg American

Marquette's Tom Crean To Be Guest Conductor At Chicago Cubs' July 6 Game vs. St. Louis
c-usasports.com

Favre senses end is near
Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger

June 30, 2003

Former TCU All-American wins first LPGA title
Dallas News

Superdome Suite Sales to Benefit Tulane Athletics
tulanegreenwave.com

TCU Wraps Up Successful 2002-03 Campaign
gofrogs.com


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