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East Carolina Carolinas Conference USA

November 23, 2003

Game No. 11: ECU at Tulane Game Vitals - 11.23
Denny O'Brien: No margin for error for ECU
AP: Depleted Tulane still too much for Pirates
Box Score & Statistics
Post-Game Audio: J.T. and Players
Season-to-date game-by-game links

ECU 93, Campbell 54 - Recap & Box - 11.23

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 11.23

-Pirates Ease Past Campbell In Season Opener
-Tulane Outlasts Pirates, 28-18
-ECU Cross Country Teams Conclude Season On Strong Note

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-PIRATE FOOTBALL NOTES- ECU’s defense kept mourning teammate on their minds at game
-ECU women open at WVU
-Depth helps Pirates stomp Campbell

Wiley, Pirates down Camels
Fayetteville Observer

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-Tulane turns back East Carolina in finale
-Tulane defense rises in finale

Losman shines in TU finale
Baton Rouge Advocate

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-Pirates run past Camels in debut
-Pirates fall short

Losman's grand finale sparks Tulane past ECU
Winston Salem Journal

November 22, 2003

Al Myatt: View from the East - 11.22
Season of promise starts now

Keith LeClair: From The Dugout - 11.22
Steroid use spiraling out of control

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 11.22

Pirate Radio 1250: Sportsline with Patrick Johnson - 11.22
Segments featuring Al Myatt & Campbell radio's Mike Vaccaro

-Pirates Commence 2003-04 Season Against Campbell
-Pirate Football GameWeek
Lady Pirates Basketball Set To Open Season At West Virginia

Football Today
East Carolina vs. Tulane
Saturday November 22nd
2:30 p.m. ET
The Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Gametracker | ECU game notes [PDF]
Pirate Radio 1250 Audio Broadcast
Tulane Audio Broadcast

Pirates ready to battle Green Wave
Washington Daily News

From the Kinston (N.C.) Free Press
-ECU-Tulane preview
Pirate Page - Damane Duckett

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-Tulane seeks happy ending

Tulane closes season against East Carolina
Baton Rouge Advocate

Basketball Today
East Carolina vs. Campbell
7:00 p.m. ET
Williams Arena, Minges Coliseum
Gametracker | ECU game notes [PDF]
Pirate Radio 1250 Audio Broadcast
WCCE Audio Broadcast

Pirates tip-off season tonight at home
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates open season tonight
New Bern Sun-Journal

November 21, 2003

Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 157 - 11.21
TCU better served in C-USA

BCS party-crashers booted - 11.21

Updated C-USA standings, scores, schedule - 11.21

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 11.21

Cable 7: On Campus with Jeff Charles - 11.21
Guests Bill Herrion, Susie Glynn, Des Robinson & Derek Helms

Pirate Radio 1250
From the Locker Room - 11.21
K. Wiggins, K. Monroe, C. Crumpler, Jr., & Andrew Bayes
—  John Thompson Radio Call-In Show - 11.21
Host Jeff Charles

-Pirates Commence 2003-04 Season Against Campbell
-Pirates Receive Two Commitments During Early Period
-ECU's Bevan Named to C-USA All-Freshman Team

From Greenville Daily Reflector
-Leach- Bruising runner, blocker
-Pirates golf program adds two

-Tulane Football Season Finale to Feature Seniors, Bands & Moore
-Tulane to Pay Tribute to Record-Breaking Senior Mewelde Moore

November 20, 2003

Henry Hinton: Henry's Highlights - 11.20
Year of adversity persists for Tulane

TCU tunes out BCS for big game - 11.20

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 11.20

Cable 7: Midweek Tailgate - 11.20
Henry Hinton, Steve Logan & guest Chris Scelfo

Pirate Radio 1250
From The Booth with Jeff Charles - 11.20
Guests John Cox, Brian Estridge & Steve Barrios
The Fan Show with Troy Dreyfus - 11.20
Panelists Neil Walston, Mick Crawford & Brock Letchworth

Men's Golf Inks One During Early Signing Period

Pirates, Thompson dealing with close call
Kinston Free Press

From Greenville Daily Reflector
-Knee healed, ECU’s Helms hopes to help get another win
-ECU roundup- Golf team adds recruit; Parker honored by C-USA

Faith-based initiative
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Tulane's Moore to end record-setting career on sideline
Baton Rouge Advocate

November 19, 2003

Brian Bailey: From the Anchor Desk - 11.19
It's Time!

BCS's fuzzy math mystifies Frogs - 11.19

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 11.19

Bonesville Bytes: John Thompson Press Conference - 11.19

Pirate Radio 1250: George Koonce Show - 11.19
With Jon Ellerbe, Allen Thomas & guest Stump Mitchell

Pirate Radio 1250: Press Box with Troy Dreyfus - 11.19
Panelists Brian Bailey, Craig Wells & Jim Gentry

Pinkney will likely get starting nod Saturday
Washington Daily News

From Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pinkney practices, expected to start Saturday
-Shelton to assess ECU division
-ECU officials warned about losing candidates

Pass bye- Pirates itching to hit field
Durham Herald-Sun

ECU's point guard spot up in the air
New Bern Sun-Journal

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-ECU looks to move up in C-USA
-Pinkney will get start

Wave seeks good ending
New Orleans Times-Picayune

-Ticket Package Announced for Full Day of Pirate Sports
-Instant Interview Replay- Jerry Odom
-Parker Earns C-USA Weekly Honor for Second Straight Week

ECU Statistics

November 18, 2003

Al Myatt: View from the East - 11.18
Pirates not alone in disappointment

No slack for BCS from Capitol Hill - 11.18

BCS Standings - 11.18

AP Basketball Poll - 11.18

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 11.18

Cable 7 Audio: The Brian Bailey Show - 11.18
High schools playoffs talk with six prep coaches

Pirate Radio 1250 Audio: Sportsline - 11.18
Patrick Johnson with guest Greg Herenda

-Pirate GameWeek
-Defensive Coordinator Odom to Appear on Tuesday's Instant Interview
-Leading Man- Leach Provides Spark on Both Sides of Ball

From Greenville Daily Reflector
-Fox shooting investigation continues
-ECU’s Feldbush resigns position

Green Wave Collides With East Carolina Saturday

Dome's new surface deserves a game ball
New Orleans Times-Picayune

November 17, 2003

Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 157 - 11.17
Tenuous truce on BCS battlefront

Consultants about to descend on BCS fray - 11.17

C-USA Standings, Scores, Schedule - 11.17

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 11.17




November 23, 2003

Wolfpack's collapse gives Terps victory
Fayetteville Observer

From The Durham Herald-Sun
-A different ring- Duke tops UNC
-Bunting- 'It's embarrassing'
-Terps get kick out of reprieve
-Dascenzo- A loss all too typical
-Rousing Roy return
-Duke sputters before putting away Detroit

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-Terrapins stun Wolfpack
-Rivers was not able to do it all
-'A loss of self-control'
-Devils ring Victory Bell
-Keeping Bunting a gamble
-Roof sidesteps questions about job
-Early offensive woes doom UNC
-Aggies pay for miscues
-Wake's balancing act
-Unheralded Detroit makes Duke work in season opener
-Tar Heels are a smash
-NHL: Big losses, big questions for Canes

From the Anderson Independent
-Tigers rout rivals
-Whitehurst lights up USC
-Bowden shows class after big victory
-Clemson waits on bowl bid
-USC bowl hopes end with blowout loss

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Tiger stomping
-One play... five perspectives
-Bag Bowden crowd goes undercover
-USC brings out best in Tigers’ Whitehurst

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Tigers deliver whipping
-Bowden too exhausted to celebrate big victory
-Tigers set the tone early
-Offense clicks with Whitehurst
-Defense excels quietly

From The Greensboro News-Record
-After 13 defeats, Duke beats North Carolina
-UNC, Duke coaching questions go unanswered
-Gator thoughts erased from Pack's mind
-Aggies lose focus, then lose finale

From The Winston Salem Journal
-Terrapins storm by Wolfpack
-Duke holds off late rally by UNC
-WCU romps by Gardner-Webb
-Duke struggles past stubborn Detroit
-Wake Forest-Elon postgame audio, photos
-UNC clobbers Old Dominion in Williams' first game
-Boston College romps past cold-shooting Appalachian
-Michigan State knocks off visiting Davidson
-Martin says his 44-point outburst doesn't ease pain of Western Carolina's loss

From The Charlotte Observer
-Pack a quarter short
-Wolfpack bowl bid changes
-Duke avoids ACC cellar
-Clemson bowls over Gamecocks
-S.C. State rides big plays to win
-NFL: Panthers haunted by memory of late-game collapse in Dallas

November 22, 2003

From The Fayetteville Observer
-College football picks
-Duke, North Carolina playing for pride
-Rivers hopes to end home career in style
Duke shows NCHSAA lack of respect

From the Anderson Independent
-Big rivalry finally making it to field
-USC's Pinkins has plenty to prove
-Purnell snags first ACC win
-Clemson basketball season opener

Clemson win, Terps loss could put Tigers in Gator
Florida Times-Union

From The Winston Salem Journal
-Duke, North Carolina to end wretched seasons
-N.C. State-Maryland has lots of subplots, storylines
-N.C. State pounds UNCA
-Cold-shooting Appalachian loses to Monmouth
-WSSU's late run puts away Spalding
-Brown lifts WFU over Loyola in season opener
-Hobbs leads Clemson past Gardner-Webb
-Elon, Nestor set to visit Wake Forest
-Danelius sprains ankle, may miss today's game
-Williams to make debut as UNC's coach tonight

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-Leader of Pack will get his due
-ACC never has had one better
-A passer's bye
-Ranking Rivers
-Tar Heels Basketball Preview
-Familiar turf for Williams
-Williams' Heels need massaging
-Hodge revs up Pack
-Something at stake
-A UNC senior reflects
-N.C. State places diving coach on leave

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Wofford confident it will host playoff game
-Players seek part of history
-'I hate losing to them'
-So far, so good for Purnell era
-Volunteers scoot past Wofford
-USC puts pressure on Navy

From The Durham Herald-Sun
-Duke-UNC- The hits keep coming
-Friedgen like his stakes big
-Pack finally gets in gear to cruise

From The Charlotte Observer
-Bowl shuffle begins today
-Mountaineers need lots of help to get to playoffs
-Aggies' quick turnaround a Small accomplishment
-Wolfpack strolls to opening rout
-Coastal Carolina strikes fast, wins
-Volatile McCants a project for Williams

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Pep talks largely overrated
-3 keys to victory for Clemson
-3 keys to victory for USC
-Who has the advantage
-S.C. State at N.C. A&T
-The Citadel at East Tennessee State
-Furman at Chattanooga
-Coastal Carolina at Charleston Southern

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Cats stifle Winthrop 65-44
-IU goes small, plays tall against Greensboro

From the Asheville Citizen-Times
-N.C. State routs UNCA
-12-minute drought dooms WCU

November 21, 2003

From the Anderson Independent
-Report of Phillips statement causes stir
-Holtz hopes to deliver winning speech
-If Holtz good enough, then so is Bowden
-Seniors leave mark on Clemson program
-Clemson men, women open with twin bill

From Columbia (SC) The State
-High-tech trash talk
-The rivalry at its best
-GAMECOCKS- ‘Those games will stay with me’
-TIGERS- ‘The Catch II’ highlights run
-Legends still need to produce
-Robinson grows into USC’s defensive leader
-Rock-solid Vaughn savoring his final days at Clemson
-Navy at USC
-Programs hold memories of USC games, couple’s love

From The Durham Herald-Sun
-Ranked and ready
-N.C. State notes- Colmer granted sixth year of eligibility
-UNC notes- Bunting reminisces about rivalry

From The Charlotte Observer
-Sophomore season, Part 2 for Evtimov
-Charlotte's bowl prepared for big crowd this season
-Williams supports Baddour

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-RBC Center hasn't paid off for Pack
-N.C. State Wolfpack basketball preview
-Leader(s) of the Pack
-Cotchery proves his prowess
-The game they may forget, but not the day
-State's Colmer receives another year of eligibility
-Dose of reality for UNC
-UNC is reviewing Baddour's work

From The Fayetteville Observer
-N.C. State opens season against UNC-Asheville
-North Carolina, Duke land football prospects

From The Winston Salem Journal
-Wolfpack eager to open season tonight
-WSSU to meet Spaulding in tournament game today
-Gadsden, former star at WSSU, returns to the Dolphins
-Panthers' Cooper is suspended by NFL

November 20, 2003

From the Anderson Independent
-Holtz quizzes players on rivalry
-Defensive turnaround- Tigers have avoided late season swoon
-Bowden- Uncertain future having effect on recruiting
-Around the ACC...

From The Durham Herald-Sun
-Philip Rivers' legacy is that of a winner
-So who's next in line at QB-
-Tackling history- Time running out on Duke's Fowler
-Baddour awaits review
-Doherty's moved on to next gig

From The Fayetteville Observer
-The Times need changing, so does BCS
-ACC Notebook- Run defense non-existent for Tar Heels

From The Greensboro News-Record
-Expectations high for Blue Devils
-McGill glimmer of hope for Heels

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-Devils preach togetherness
-Can't keep Blue Devils RB down
-Ewing's star may shine brightest
-Terps ready to run at Pack
-NCHSAA approves Sunday title games

From The Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Tigers defense rises to challenge
-Holtz's quiz accentuates lore of rivalry
-Starks makes Terriers' kicking game a snap
-Purnell- Clemson a sleeping giant

From The Charlotte Observer
-Bowden has done right by Tigers
-Bowden continues to field questions

From Columbia (SC) The State
-No hint of rivalry from coaches
-Passing fancy
-Clemson’s attack back up and running
-Cards highlight rivalry
-Clemson shooters beat rivals

November 19, 2003

ACC's bowl status is muddy
New Bern Sun-Journal

From the Anderson Independent
-Improved USC nets victory vs. Idaho
-Phillips showing support for Bowden
-Players feel team has improved
-Holtz gets one-year extension on contract

From The Winston Salem Journal
-Deacons' Post Script
-Mountaineers getting work done as they wait for word on playoffs
-SoCon Notebook
-Feelin' Orner-y- Kicker for UNC sparked bad blood with Duke players with celebration last year

From The Durham Herald-Sun
-Pack must beat Terps to go Gator
-Pfeiffer runs away from N.C. Central
-Yow passes on 'V' memories to team
-Orner- What dreams may come

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Keeping Bowden, Holtz smart thing to do
-USC learns early lesson
-Tigers say Clemson has improved in 2003 under Bowden

From The Charlotte Observer
-A&T, S.C. State back in Charlotte
-Bunting recalls `shock' of winning kick against Duke
-Red Raiders too much for Davidson
-Bobcats forming roster strategy

Joseph not second fiddle anymore for UNCG
Greensboro News-Record

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-Rivalry is not deflated
-Bowden deserves better
-Tigers' Bowden uneasy
-Early-rising Camels plan to pick up pace
-Elon's rally too little, too late

November 18, 2003

Rivalry means more to fans than players
-Tigers are candidates for Gator Bowl
-USC victory would send Gamecocks to Houston or Nashville
-Despite struggles, Tigers net win
-Gamecocks struggle with Gardner-Webb

From The Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Inches separate Terriers from No. 1
-McGee confident in Holtz
-Tigers prospecting for bowl
-USC would welcome any bowl
-Gamecocks come from behind

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-End of an era
-Gamecocks' Holtz feels fans' heat
-Groh didn't bet on luck

From The Durham Herald-Sun
-Scores to settle
-Duke hungry to finally get Victory Bell back
-The case for, against Roof
-For once, she was pulling against UNC

From The Greensboro News-Record
-Philip Rivers established a new standard of excellence at N.C. State
-Seagraves loses job after Elon's lost season
-For former NBA assistant Eaves, coaching A&T isn't so different

From The Charlotte Observer
-Davidson to get 1st test
-Amato makes Heisman pitch for Rivers
-Davidson, 6 ACC teams in men's soccer tournament
-NBA: Realignment plan gives Bobcats a home

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Going bowling
-Bowls losing prestige
-Rivalry's impact on bowl games
-Clemson has the lake; USC has a pond
-Gamecocks wary of committing ‘foolish penalties’
-Hoops- Three-pointers lift Gamecocks from deficit
-Tigers angling for Gator or Peach bid

From The Winston Salem Journal
-Devils will try ring bell, end skid against Heels
-N.C. State getting ready for Rivers' last hurrah

Thad Mumau - Recruiting: No surprise- Tar Heels, Blue Devils early winners
Fayetteville Observer

UNC-UNCW tickets go like bread before a hurricane
Wilmington Star-News

November 17, 2003

Win at USC worth more than just bragging rights
Anderson Independent

From The Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Holtz, Bowden focus of state's biggest rivalry
-Gamecocks don't know what to expect

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Tigers want to keep USC at home
-Clemson’s Purnell lands top junior prospect
-College game needs Spurrier
-PGA Championship could come to Kiawah

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack bowl destination uncertain
-Breakdown costly to UNC

Gator Bowl talk focuses on Hokies
Florida Times-Union

Kicker accepts blame
New Bern Sun Journal

From The Durham Herald-Sun
-Duke Monday Morning Quarterback
-UNC Monday Morning Quarterback
-Junior-college LB picks Heels
-N.C. State Monday Morning Quarterback
-For Wolfpack, battle for second place isn't second-rate
-Blue Devils earn trip to Final Four of field hockey
-Horns hook Devils

NFL: Panthers rally yet again
Winston Salem Journal

From the Greensboro News-Record
-A&T sets sight on new goal
-Elon enters into a brave new world with Nestor
-High Point working with new ingredients

Duke-UNC rivalry may be dominant again
The Virginian Pilot




November 23, 2003

-Saturday Football Roundup

Memphis 21, Cincinnati 16
Hawaii 59, Army 28
Tulane 28, East Carolina 18
Louisville 66, Houston 45
UAB 22, USF 19

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers get big-time win despite Williams's injury
-Tigers win, but it costs dearly
-Tiger defense comes through at right time
-Tigers postgame
-Injured DeAngelo will hurt the Tigers
-Erwin delivers big for Tigers
-Tigers postgame
-Busy day has twice the fun

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
-Memphis 21, Cincinnati 16
-UC 88, Akron 66

Missed Opportunities Cost UC Football Win

From the Tampa Tribune
-Bulls' Bowl Bid Snatched Away
-USF Seniors Finish Careers 23-2 At Home
-Penalties, Turnovers Costly

From the Birmingham News
-`It was crazy'
-Nick of time

This time, USF is its own enemy
St. Petersburg Times

UH unable to go the distance
Houston Chronicle

From the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
-Gates lights up Houston for 140 yards, 4 TDs
-Petrino not taking chances with bowl

Eagles' Yates knows championship feeling
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

From the Ft Worth Star-Telegram
-Wait is worth it for TCU's Shropshire

MU 75, Valpo 70-
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wave's Parker skies just like old times
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Shropshire, TCU wins opener over UTA, 87-58
Dallas News

-Cincinnati Loses at Kentucky in NCAA Men's Soccer
-C-USA Volleyball Tournament

November 22, 2003

This Weekend's Football Matchups
Cincinnati at Memphis 1:00PM
Army at Hawai’i 10:00PM
East Carolina at Tulane 2:30PM
Houston at Louisville 2:00PM
UAB at South Florida 7:00PM

Fearless Predictions: C-USA

Quarterbacks will be on display as Blazers, Bulls battle for bowl berth
Birmingham Post-Herald

From the St. Petersburg Times
-Similar seasons and similar needs
-Baxter bails out USF in opening victory

From the Tampa Tribune
-UAB At South Florida
-Father's Memory Pushes USF's Jones To Push Harder
-McCullum Victorious In Debut

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
-Bowl unlikely; winning year still in reach
-TCU to forge ahead in wake of first loss
-Bearcats enter opener a work in progress

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tiger defense generates own points
-Carney's hot shots sparking Tigers' attack
-Preview- Tigers vs. Fordham
-Analyzing the keys to the game

From the Ft Worth Star-Telegram
-Frogs feeling pain of lost shot at BCS
-One loss can't dim TCU's shining year
-Things looking up for TCU basketball
-UT-Arlington men at TCU

Emotion ran dry just as TCU needed it most
Dallas News

Getting win No. 1 no day at beach
Middleton (NY) Times Herald-Record

From the Houston Chronicle
-BCS dream over for TCU, but season isn't
-UH tumbles in opener
-Houston and Louisville

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
Houston game a rare 'must' for Cardinals
-Pitino finally drops his royal flush on the table

49ers squander late lead in opener
Charlotte Observer

Sloan takes Billikens home in opener
St Louis Post Dispatch

Eagles turn back stubborn Braves
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

MU 79, Savannah State 41-
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

C-USA Volleyball Tournament -Day One

November 21, 2003

-Southern Miss 40, TCU 28
-Southern Miss Wins at Least a Share of Regular Season Title
-Volleyball Championship Preview
-Men's Basketball Notebook
-C-USA Men's Basketball Fall Signees
-Conference USA Fall Baseball Signees

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-Whew! Eagles hold off Frogs for C-USA lead
-Southern Miss gives TCU 1st loss
-TCU fights back, but USM lands KO punch
-Eagles give fans reason to cheer
-Almond unleashes 3 TD passes to extend streak
-Slide Show: TCU 28 - Southern Miss 40

From the Ft Worth Star-Telegram
-Lost cause
-With loss, bowl trip is rerouted
-TCU Game Report
-Failures in red zone cost Frogs

From The Dallas News
-Frogs' rally, BCS dreams fall short, 40-28
-Loss can't tear down what TCU has built

TCU vs. Southern Miss (
Standard | Cable Modem

TCU kisses BCS dream goodbye
Houston Chronicle

TCU's argument evaporates in loss
Chicago Sun Times

From the Birmingham News
-Blazers still in mix for a bowl game
-QBs await starting word

UC Seeks Bowl Eligibility at Memphis

Bearcats Set For Hot Memphis
News Record

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
-For Zips duo, UC opener rekindles dreams of past
-Marquette freshman told to focus on school

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers adjust again for ailing receivers
-Tigers vs. Cincinnati
-What has Minter done for Cincy lately- A lot
-C-USA rankings
-Saturday's games
-By any name, it will be a great day
-Golden Eagles pin costly loss on Frogs

Penn State coach eyes Army job
Middleton (NY) Times Herald-Record

Shelton- 'I was real scared'
Louisville Courier-Journal

49ers ready to put 13-16 blur in closet
Charlotte Observer

From the St Petersburg Times
-Bulls motive- to be tougher than leather
-Bulls may leave basement behind
-USF Men 5 keys to the season

McCullum Not Expecting To Be Too Emotional
Tampa Tribune

Billikens will start shorthanded again
St Louis Post Dispatch

From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
-Starting spots up for grabs at MU
-Center, forward cap class

November 20, 2003

Thursday Night Football
Texas Christian (9) vs. Southern Mississippi
7:30 PM ET (ESPN)

From the Ft Worth Star-Telegram
-For all the marbles
-TCU GameDay

From the Hattiesburg American
-'This is for all the marbles'
-Thursday night's USM-TCU game a great matchup
-Rain forces Eagles indoors

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-TCU staring down major bowl bid, USM sees chance for title
-Can Frogs horn in on BCS party?
-Has state ever hosted 2 bigger games?

From the Dallas News
-TCU chases a dream
-More than conference title at stake for TCU

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-Southern Miss last big hurdle for TCU
-Global Sports tops Wave

TCU hopes to win, stay in BCS hunt
Houston Chronicle

From the St Petersburg Times
-Obscure bowl picture revisits South Florida
-Banks still gets nod from Bulls

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Even at 12-0, TCU shouldn't taste Sugar
-Jurich is confident Petrino is staying
-Cards, Hurricanes reach home-and-home deal

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Odd recruiting saga ends happily for Tigers, Calipari
-Tiger basketball signings
-UC defense braces for test
-Tigers-Cincinnati notebook

Will C-USA this year be
Birmingham News

Brown relishing in role of survivor
Chicago Sun Times

Huggins griping -- again

On to Auburn?
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

With Perry gone, SLU shoots for balanced attack
St Louis Post Dispatch

November 19, 2003

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-Tulane officials like program's support
-Wave to work on execution

From the Ft Worth Star-Telegram
-Patterson asks only that poll voters be fair
-Unbeaten, unwanted
-Frogs say they are ready for 'Big Boys'

From the Dallas News
-TCU's prospects for BCS fading
-AD thankful for fan support

From the Hattiesburg American
-Liberty Bowl situation won't be cleared up after Thursday's game
-Current Golden Eagle squad looking for first C-USA title

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
Tigers' bowl drought over
USM's Paul has chance to go out with bang
For Ole Miss, USM, stakes extremely high
C-USA: Game of the week
C-USA: Players of the week
C-USA: The week's best
C-USA: Standings

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-It's Drama Time
-Tigers improve, but big-men questions still are out there
-Tigers postgame
-Calipari says he still doesn't have letters from 2 recruits
-Butler steps up for Tigers as supersub
-Tigers-Cincinnati notebook

Blazers, Bulls need wins to be bowl eligible
Birmingham News

1-AA foes hinder Bulls' postseason chances
Birmingham Post-Herald

Knights' White is finally up to speed
Middleton (NY) Times Herald-Record

Banks Eager To Return As Starter
Tampa Tribune

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Petrino discounts speculation on Auburn coach
-Cards fans must cheer for 2 teams Saturday
-Non-revenue sports face Big East challenge

C-USA- Team stats
Sports Network

49ers sign recruit Drayton
Charlotte Observer

'Cats might pass on point guard
Cincinnati Enquirer

Varner may have earned a position in starting lineup
St Louis Post Dispatch

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

November 18, 2003

-Conference USA Football Notebook
-Saint Louis and Cincinnati Among 48 Teams In NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament Field
-Volleyball Notebook
-Saint Louis Claims 2003 C-USA Men's Soccer Tournament Title
-Women's Basketball Notebook

Success doesn't earn TCU respect
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

From the Dallas News
Horned Frogs fall to No. 8 in BCS
Liberty Bowl in the mix for TCU

From the Ft Worth Star-Telegram
-Frogs' BCS quest is not adding up
-'The Rock' a hard place for Frogs
-C-USA coaches can't help Frogs in BCS
-C-USA MEN's Basketball Preview
-C-USA WOMEN's Basketball Preview
-This time, there might not be system overload
-Coach Fran likes TCU's chances

From the Houston Chronicle
-TCU needs a dose of good old days
-UH defensive end saw wins coming months ago
-Louisville coach not concerned with spying

Cardinals sit through rerun of horror show
Louisville Courier-Journal

From the Birmingham News
-Four key injuries thin Blazers' pass rush
-UAB overcomes lackluster start

Postseason possibility still not dead for UAB
Birmingham Post-Herald

Bearcats root for TCU to land BCS bid
Cincinnati Enquirer

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers lose Avery to injury
-Tigers-Cincinnati Notebook
-Team Georgia could be last of Tigers' costly talent hunts
-Analyzing The Keys To The Game
-Tigers vs. Team Georgia
-Banks emerging as board man for U of M
-Hamilton star '90% certain' he'll sign as a Tiger this week

Bulls shake off some rust
St Petersburg Times

Bulls Can't Afford To Look Past UAB
Tampa Tribune

Poor shooting dooms Bills in exhibition loss
St Louis Post Dispatch

B.C.S. to Explore a More Inclusive System
NY Times

November 17, 2003

R & R not on Frogs' agenda - 11.17

AP & Coaches Polls - 11.17

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-Presidents agree to change BCS
-TU shows resolve, but it comes too late

From the Ft Worth Star-Telegram
-Frogs lose even with big victory
-BCS could be headed for 'constructive change'

From the Dallas News
-Prime time TCU
-BCS plan will get overhaul

TCU BCS-bound?

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-USM's 'D' won't roll out red carpet
-This week for Southern Miss

BCS leaders meet, discuss changes
Houston Chronicle

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Meeting on BCS amicable
-Ex-Cardinal 'still 'in the trenches'

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Sooners still kings; Tigers get votes
-Upon Further Review

C-USA Roundup

BCS to see changes?
USA Today

From the Birmingham News
-Blazers face final tune-up
-White not thrilled with fullback role

From the Tampa Tribune
-South Florida At 50
-USF's Fab 50

From the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
-Hungry Cards feed on success
-Defense Pitino's focus in third season
-Cardinal capsule