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August 31, 2003

Thad Mumau: Hoops Recruiting Report - 08.31
ACC casts long shadow over recruiting trail
Bonesville.net

Sunday Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 08.31
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
-Volleyball Claims Pirate Invitational
-Pirate GameWeek

From The Kinston Free Press
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How much better is ECU's defense?
-ECU treks into the unknown

Future opponent: Badgers rally past WVU
Raleigh News & Observer

August 30, 2003

Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook Special - 08.30
ECU in must-win situation out of the gate
Bonesville.net

Saturday Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 08.30
Bonesville.net

PIRATES FOOTBALL- ECU-Cincinnati game reunites longtime coaches
Greenville Daily Reflector

ECU - Thompson's staff reflects resume
Kinston Free Press

From ecupirates.com
-Men's Soccer Holds Off Elon, 2-1
-Women's Soccer Comes Up Short Against No. 9 Texas
-ECU Volleyball Opens With Win on Day One of Pirate Invitational

August 29, 2003

Al Myatt: View from the East - 08.29
Pirates face ideal foe for gauging state of program
Bonesville.net

Friday Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 08.29
Bonesville.net

Pirate Radio 1250 AUDIO - 08.29
The John Thompson Show
Bonesville.net

Pirate Radio 1250 AUDIO - 08.29
From The Locker Room with Kevin Monroe
Bonesville.net

Cable 7 AUDIO - 08.29
On Campus with Jeff Charles
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Continue Preparations for Bearcats
-Pirate Walk to be Part of ECU Pregame Ritual

From The Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates target Guidugli- East Carolina will face Cincinnati’s hotshot quarterback
-Former Pirate QB Blake hurt on first play of exhibition game
-Townes ready to step into starting role

New Pirate Radio the product of great vision
Kinston Free Press

From The Florida Times Union
-Backup QB controversy
-On their Mark ... go

From The Arizona Republic
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 Slideshow: Cardinals vs. Vikings
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Cards survive Vikings

August 28, 2003

Henry Hinton: Henry's Highlights - 08.28
Online media merger marks positive transition
Bonesville.net

Thursday Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 08.28
Bonesville.net

Pirate Radio 1250 AUDIO - 08.28
From The Booth with Jeff Charles
Bonesville.net

Pirate Radio 1250 AUDIO - 08.28
The Fan Show with Troy Dreyfus and The Fans
Bonesville.net

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-Pirates make pitch to ACC
-Future is now
-Thompson's quest- To win and unify

Cincinnati might not recognize new-look ECU
Winston Salem Journal

From ecupirates.com
-ECU Receives NCAA Certification
-Lady Pirates Take on Nationally Ranked Texas In Season Opener
-ECU Volleyball Set to Host Tournament
-ECU Men's Soccer Ready for Season Opener

From the Florida Times Union
-Jaguars notebook
-Plenty on line tonight

Vikes, Cards have plenty to look at
Arizona Republic

August 27, 2003

Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook Special - 08.27
ECU defense seeking image makeover
Bonesville.net

SABERSLASHER: Pirate vs. Bearcat Mascot Fight - 08.27
Bonesville.net

Wednesday Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 08.27
Bonesville.net

Bonesville AUDIO: John Thompson Press Conference - 08.27

Pirate Radio 1250 AUDIO - 08.27
The Press Box Show, with guest Jim Gentry
Bonesville.net

Media Day AUDIO - 08.27
The George Koonce Show, with guest Reggie White
Bonesville.net

Mystery of Pirates about to be revealed
Durham Herald Sun

New coach builds excitement at ECU
Fayetteville Observer

ECU's Thompson 'excited'
Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger

No. 2 is No. 1
New Bern Sun Journal

COACH’S PRESS CONFERENCE- Thompson says early confidence is a key for Pirates
Greenville Daily Reflector

Instant Interview Replay- John Thompson
ecupirates.com

Del Rio- Brunell to start tomorrow
Florida Times Union

August 26, 2003

Brian Bailey: From the Anchor Desk - 08.26
Pirates' O-line gets heady praise from Stockstill
Bonesville.net

Tuesday Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 08.26
Bonesville.net

Pirate Radio 1250 AUDIO
Live@5 w/J.T. - Sportsline w/Myatt & Banowsky - 08.26
Bonesville.net

Media Day AUDIO
Thompson, Leach, Copper, Hourigan & Moore
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
-Pirate GameWeek
-Thompson Available on Tuesday's Instant Interview

Robinson’s nod should help both QBs
Greenville Daily Reflector

Family ties at game
Raleigh News & Observer

Ex-Pirate cut by Panthers
New Bern Sun Journal

Jags star Brunell put on trade block
Florida Times Union

August 25, 2003

Al Myatt: View from the East - 08.25
Herrion keeps chopping wood amidst swirling events
Bonesville.net

AP Conference USA Preview - 08.25
Bonesville.net (AP)

Monday Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 08.25
Bonesville.net

Staying on schedule
Raleigh News & Observer

Future Opponent: Will Mountaineers surprise 'em again?
Morganton (WV) Dominion Post


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August 31, 2003

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-Tar Heels show little progress
-FSU dancing again
-Eight are true blue for Heels
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Wolfpack picks up 'a good win to have'
-Youthful unit shows flashes of potential but still has a long way to go
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Blue Devils' deja vu
-Wake Forest wins with late rally
-Effort to make agents toe line

From The Durham Herald Sun
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Rix, Noles toy with Tar Heels
-Noles chop away memories of '01 rout
-No rest for Roy
-Crushing defeat baffles Blue Devils
-Pack's Hall worth his wait
-Amato not happy with defense despite rout
-Old rivals A&T, NCCU hook up with new faces on sidelines

Wolfpack rout Catamounts
Asheville Citizen-Times

From The Anderson Independent
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New look, same result for offense
-Georgia deals Clemson shutout
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Bowden makes bad calls in season debut
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USC survives for win over ULL

From The Winston Salem Journal
-Deacons stun Eagles
-Passing Fancy
-Seminoles rout Tar Heels
-Mountaineers get chance to enjoy sights, tastes of Hawaii

Hawaii 40, Appalachian St. 17
YAHOO! Sports

Wake rallies by Boston College
Greensboro News Record

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Seminoles hammer inexperienced UNC
-Defense may spoil Pack's big moment

From The Columbia (SC) The State
-Back to winning
-Early look for freshmen
-Summers can make things happen

From The Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Disappointment
-'Schooled by the master'
-USC sputters to win
-Staying positive not easy
-Citadel ransacks CSU in opener
-Furman rains on Elon's debut

From the Charlotte Observer
-Heels can't catch speedy 'Noles
-UNC spends night being pushed around
-Tigers scoreless against rival in home opener
-Young Davidson team struggles on offense

August 30, 2003

From the Fayetteville Observer
-UNC, Duke, Wake get tested in openers
-Get ready for intriguing year of football
-Recruiting- Highly-rated Smith picks UNC

From the Kinston Free Press
-UNC faces tall order against Noles
-Amato won't admit he's aching for a real game

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Deacons look to raise profile
-Duke defense to be put to the test against Wahoos

From The Anderson Independent
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Rivalry won't be renewed any time soon
-Gamecocks' new schemes leave Cajuns in dark

Gamecocks, Trojans won’t meet in ’04
Columbia (SC) The State

From The Winston Salem Journal
-Deacs hope to get some answers
-Duke will see if it is any better by taking on Schaub, Virginia
-Mountaineers braced for stern test
-N.C. State heavily favored in opener
-Bunting says Heels will have motivation against Seminoles

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-Sequel at Kenan
-Time to state case on field
-Duke QB ready for bigger role this season
-ACC picture gets crazier
-Dream job a (virtual) reality
-Pack may see itself in today's opponent

From The Durham Herald Sun
-UNC (3-9 in '02) vs. Florida State (9-5 in '02)
-N.C. State (11-3 in '02) vs. Western Carolina (5-6 in '02)
-Just a snack for Wolfpack
-Duke (2-10 in '02) at Virginia (9-5 in '02)
-Duke eyes Cavs' past role as ACC sleeper
-N.C. Central (4-6 in '02) vs. N.C. A&T (4-8 in '02)

From The Charlotte Observer
-Panthers: Good news, bad news
-Cancer hits Panthers' family again
-App. St. fans are ready to root
-Plan Your Saturday
-The Elevator

August 29, 2003

From The Winston Salem Journal
-A New Beginning
-ASU Notebook
-SETTLED IN- Smith has firm grasp on Blue Devils' QB job
-Page, Heels to be more prepared

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-Football a top draw
-Arrests await floods of fans
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OSU AD: Clarett won't face Wolfpack
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Tie-ups likely for game
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Heels reel in star guard

From The Anderson Independent
-Offensive mystery- Tigers remain vague about look of new offense
-Taking Tigers is a lot like taking Tiger
-Starting spot will bring attention to USC's Crawford

From The Durham Herald Sun
-This time, no scramble
-New sparks ignite old rivalry
-Recruit commits to UNC
-Prepare to be board
-Musings worth mulling

From The Charlotte Observer
-Clemson, Georgia waste no time
-Panthers: 5 THINGS TO WATCH

From The Columbia (SC) The State
-Punter Brown wins kicking job
-Currie gets starting nod at WR
-Largest crowd ever expected at Southern 500

August 28, 2003

From The Anderson Independent
-USC wideout, kicker suspended
-Bowden still worried about Bulldogs' bite
-Georgia always on Clemson center's mind
-Around the ACC...

From The Columbia (SC) The State
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Weaver to miss opener
-Missed time hurts two veterans
-Offseason unkind to Richt, Bowden
-Bustle looks foward to homecoming
-COASTAL CAROLINA GLANCE
-Coastal Carolina tailback built like a linebacker
-For Gordon, there's no place like Darlington

From The Winston Salem Journal
-HOMECOMING- Briggs will take WCU to Raleigh
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Deacons' White has issues with the Eagles
-McGee McGrows
-WSSU Notebook
-College Football Notebook
-COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY

From The Greensboro News-Record
-'Little Rhody' has big interest in Wake-BC
-Clear division between old and new ACC
-Round-robin remains a possibility for the ACC

From The Kinston Free Press
-WCU's Briggs familiar with Rivers, Wolfpack
-BC might have extra motivation for Wake Forest

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-T.A. says he's OK
-Running the Tar Heels' sidelines
-UNC recruit to decide

From The Charlotte Observer
-NCAA gets it right for once with Simmons ruling
-Talented newcomers devoted to N.C. State
-obcats offering PSLs for free

From The Durham Herald Sun
-Another year, another position for Pack's Locklear
-A little respect for Pack's schedule
-Duke's Love anxious to return after injury
-NCCU linemen taking a new approach
-Two UNC freshman linemen might redshirt

From The Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Bowden showing fire
-Two will compete for kicking duties
-Backyard rivalry in jeopardy
-A chance to clear the air
-NCAA Football 2004 gives glimpse of future

ACC's Swofford weathers expansion storm
Florida Times Union

August 27, 2003

From The Durham Herald Sun
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Pack's Edwards faces charge
-Don't look for another UNC rout of the Noles
-Durant's weighing game

From The Winston Salem Journal
-State of Excitement
-Southern Conference Notebook
-Island Bound
-Grobe says Deacs expecting Eagles to be motivated
-Tar Heels, Seminoles will seek redemption

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack's Colmer battles injury
-Tar Heels working hard to be special
-UNC mulls redshirts
-Region: Football puts Blacksburg on map
-ACC's future

Parker to start at RB for Tar Heels
Charlotte Observer

From The Greensboro News-Record
-Randolph key to Wake plans
-Tar Heels to make special effort against Florida State
-Price of being a fan on the Internet gets expensive

From The Anderson Independent
-Redemption shot- Tigers hope for different result against UGA, for season
-Whitehurst's primary goal is to stay cool
-USC refuses to overlook opponent
-Tigers' starting lineup will feature new faces

Clemson's Hair, Orange Bowl MVP, dies
YAHOO! Sports

From The Columbia (SC) The State
-USC suspends Thomas
-Early test could boost Tigers
-Tigers' new philosophy- Balance
-Clemson earns NCAA certification

From The Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Poised for a breakout
-Mission- Protect the punter

From The Wilmington Star-News
-Seahawks release 2003-04 schedule
-’Hawks baseball recruit learning new position

August 26, 2003

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack DB charged
-Ford pays off debt
-Seeking smiles at Kenan
-For Franks and Duke, depth spelled with 'or'
-Getting Into the Games

From The Anderson Independent
-Holtz in midseason form — worrying
-McClinton out for year
-Clemson working to gain ground in short-yardage spots

From The Durham Herald Sun
-Briggs back to face Pack
-Virginia wouldn't be Franks' pick for opener
-Put up or shut up time?
-Prep notebook- Locals commit to D-I schools

From The Winston Salem Journal
-To Soar Like Eagles
-BIG HURDLE- Smalls still disrupting offenses
-Duke to open season with tough road test
-Small-School Success

From The Columbia (SC) The State
-USC opener on pay-per-view
-Sarge Frye fighting the battle of his life

Tar Heels need to find confidence
New Bern Sun Journal

N.C. State to start new pregame ritual
Wilmington Star-News

Devils to get re-test from UVa's Schaub
Charlotte Observer

GAINING RESPECT
Greensboro News-Record

August 25, 2003

Duke feels it's time to end the futility
Fayetteville Observer

RUSH HOUR- North Carolina wants to run the ball and stop the run
Greensboro News-Record

From The Columbia (SC) The State
-Five questions for USC
-Five questions for Clemson

From The Anderson Independent
-Turning Point- Gamecock announcer's life changed after injury
-Howard brothers reunite Saturday
-Introducing ... WR Curtis Baham
-Introducing ... Leroy Hill
-Tigers are injury free after preseason drills

From The Durham Herald Sun
-Can Broadway be the hero?
-Pack hoping tomorrow's stars can produce today
-In celebration of Valvano -- the man

WCU coach now 'on the other side'
Raleigh News & Observer

Davidson coach aids Team USA
Charlotte Observer

From The Winston Salem Journal
-FINALLY- Bobcats set Labor Day deadline for Jordan's decision
-Are 3-0 Panthers really any good?


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August 31, 2003

Kentucky football's family feud
Louisville Courier Journal

From the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
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HIGH STAKES
-Newcomers make high-profile debuts
-how they match up
-Cards hope to keep Cats on the run
-GUESSING GAME: New UK-U of L staffs don’t know what to expect from each other

From conferenceusa.com
-Saturday Football Roundup
-USM's Davis and Tulane's Moore Named to Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List

From Biloxi Sun Herald
-USM-CALIFORNIA GAME OUCH!!
-Davis- 'You can blame me'

From Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger
-Even USM's 'D' suspect in 34-2 loss
-So many words ... all painful
-Eubanks' opening return one of few highlights
-Quick glance statistics
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Slide show: Southern Miss- California

From the Houston Chronicle
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Cougars hammer Owls in Briles' debut 48-14
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UH offensive explosion gets Rice's attention
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Rice-Houston summary
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Right buttons pushed to get program moving

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Turnover-free football
-Records in hand, Wimprine sure to get more
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Wimprine's passing grade

Tide Turns Quickly
Tampa Tribune

From Birmingham News
-Tide survives `dead' start to roll past Bulls
-UAB: Injured Hackney throws late TD

Baylor misses opportunity in loss to UAB
Dallas News

From the Ft Worth Star Telegram
-Baylor's new direction sidetracked
-TCU's secondary ready for first test
-TCU coach braces for early storm

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-A LOOK AT CONFERENCE USA
-LEAP FROGGIN'
-BOUND FOR THE BIG-TIME
-'The key is how our offensive line plays'
-Green Wave set to make some noise
-Huffman hopes to catch TCU

Bryant must sit out SLU's first three games
St Louis Post Dispatch

August 30, 2003

Bulls' Mission: Tame The Tide
Tampa Tribune

From Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger
-Former USM QB arrested for murder
-Eagles' offense remains a mystery

USM opens season today
Hattiesburg American

CUSA notebook- Briles hopes all his labor bears fruit
Houston Chronicle

Wave ready for opener
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-No more giveaways is Tiger cry
-Tigers football

From Louisville Courier Journal
-Cards' staff doesn't want to see repeat of internal bickering
-U of L's 'D' needs Grade A upgrade

From the Birmingham News
-C-USA PREVIEW
-Blazers aim to spoil Morriss' debut

Michie Stadium Receives New Scoreboard
goarmysports

TCU men to have home game vs. Kansas
Ft Worth Star Telegram

August 29, 2003

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
-New UC receivers set to soar
-Getting to Nippert Stadium

McCaleb will get his kicks at Cal
Biloxi Sun Herald

Once-iffy Johnson ready for opener
Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Going Deep
-Ex-QB to cheer if mark falls
-A cakewalk opener- Not for 4 C-USA teams
-C-USA rankings
-C-USA this weekend

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice-UH, PV-TSU matchups generate intensity
-Barbs fly at luncheon for UH-Rice

LeFors unlikely starter for Cards
Louisville Courier Journal

Sunshine Has State Covered With 'Tailgate Saturday'
Tampa Tribune

Non BCS Victories from the Raleigh News and Observer
-Northern Illinois stuns Maryland
-Cougars rally past Jackets

August 28, 2003

Construction changes entry ways to Nippert Stadium
UCBearcats.com

Playing a high-stakes game of chicken
sportingnews.com

From the Cincinnati Post
-C-USA capsules
-TCU picked to take home another title

In-state rivalries are big deal for UK's Brooks
Cincinnati Enquirer

From conferenceusa.com
-Doak Walker Watch List Features Four from C-USA
-Tulane's J.P. Losman Named Candidate for Unitas Award

From The Hattiesburg American
-Cal coach wary of Eagles
-USM's Davis receives another honor
-USM schedule almost complete

Eagles want to reverse road trend
Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Facility puts Tigers among elite
-It's great, but is it too late?
-Tiger notebook

Ricard officially joins Wave
New Orleans Times Picayune

Along with trying to lead the Blazers to a bowl game, Darrell Hackney tries to set a good example for his younger brothers.
Birmingham News

UAB watches Kentucky, Baylor and USM games
Birmingham Post

From The Tampa Tribune
-Tide Will Try To Roll All Over Banks
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Tough Schedule Awaits McCullum

SLU will close season at home
St Louis Post Dispatch

Ruling keeps UH out of Alaska
Houston Chronicle

August 27, 2003

Former TCU coach Wacker dead at 66
YAHOO! Sports

Cancer claims ex-TCU coach Wacker
Dallas News

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger
C-USA: Game of the week
C-USA: Players to watch
C-USA: The week's best
C-USA: Standings
USM defense's major goal- Turn up the pressure

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
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TU duo ready to anchor defense
-TU wants to keep surging

Kicking spots still unsettled
Hattiesburg American

From The Tampa Tribune
-Pursuing Leavitt
-USF Notes

Could Hall's 'B' stand for 'Beat UK?'
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

From The Louisville Courier Journal
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Okoye proving precocious
-Getting facts and fiction straight
-Brazilian new U of L swim coach

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Tiger walk-on has good genes
-Tiger football notebook

C-USA
ESPN Insider

25 things to watch- Turbulent year upcoming
sportsline.com

McClain leaves SLU; juco guard ineligible
St Louis Post Dispatch

From The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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MU-UW game on ESPN
-Statue effort revived

From conferenceusa.com
-C-USA Men's Soccer Preseason Notebook
-C-USA Women's Soccer Preseason Notebook

Crandell puts 49ers on different playing field
Charlotte Observer

Aubrey Enjoying Baseball Player's Life
MLB.com

August 26, 2003

From conferenceusa.com
-Conference USA Football Notebook
-C-USA Volleyball Preseason Notebook
-HDNet to Air Cal-Southern Miss Game

Bearcats Getting Set for Football Opener
UCBearcats.com

DT Wright achieves dreams, one by one
Cincinnati Enquirer

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-For Wave, opener is 'rebound' vs. TCU
-Wave to play 17 at home
-LSU, Tulane to meet again

Nevels to start at QB
Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record

CUSA Notes
Ft Worth Star Telegram

UH offense keeping Owls on their toes
Houston Chronicle

Bower- Eagles loaded for Bear
Biloxi Sun-Herald

D'Angelo to start in season opener
Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger

5 days and counting
Hattiesburg American

From the Birmingham News
-Building the Bulls
-Blazers must scout three schools

From the Birmingham Post-Herald
-Football 2003
-UAB

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Quick learners
-It's time to let hopes run (and pass) wild
-Tigers Notebook

Shelton glad to be back on the run
Louisville Courier Journal

U OF L RELISHES UNDERDOG ROLE
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

Bulls Will Start Freshman Green At WR
Tampa Tribune

Deep Post
CollegeFootballWeekly.com

August 25, 2003

Linebackers heart of Bearcat defense
Cincinnati Enquirer

Green Wave is mostly in the pink for opener
New Orleans Times-Picayune

UH top ball carriers eager to prove themselves
Houston Chronicle

Tigers become team
Memphis Commercial Appeal

C-USA preview
Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger

Retired announcer still can't keep from rising early
Louisville Courier Journal


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