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East Carolina Carolinas Conference USA

December 14, 2003

Ron Cherubini: More Than a Game Part 2 - 12.14
Choo Justice: A Week in the Life of an Equipment Manager

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 12.14

Lady Pirates Get Big Win Over UNC Wilmington 70-60

ECU selling tickets to 'virtual bowl'
Raleigh News & Observer

Pirate Club selling Virtual Bowl tickets
Greenville Daily Reflector

Jonathan Moore/ECU : Ex-Millbrook star to boost NCCU
Raleigh News & Observer

December 13, 2003

Al Myatt: View from the East - 12.13
ECU leaders wrestle past and present

Logan exile lifted - 12.13

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 12.13

Lady Pirates Prepare To Take On UNC Wilmington Saturday Night

Former ECU coach Logan allowed back on campus
Greenville Daily Reflector

ECU won't delay search for AD
Raleigh News & Observer

Recruiting- West Craven's Bell commits to ECU
Fayetteville Observer

Moore earns more postseason accolades
New Bern Sun-Journal

December 12, 2003

Ron Cherubini: More Than a Game - 12.12
'Choo' Justice: It’s a Great View from the Inside

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 12.12

Cable 7: On Campus with Jeff Charles - 12.12
Michelle Clayton-Boswell, Joe Hastings, George Stackhouse

Pirate Radio 1250: Bill Herrion Call-In Show - 12.12

ECU's Moore Earns Honorable Mention All-America From

NCHSAA: Football regionals may move to Greenville
Fayetteville Observer

Maginnes ready for TV debut (from 12.11)
Greensboro News-Record

December 11, 2003

Henry Hinton: Henry's Highlights - 12.11
Down East 'chip' has politicos scrambling

ECU 86, N.C. A&T 53 - Recap & Box - 12.11

'Bell' rings true for ECU - 12.11

2004 ECU football recruiting thumbnails - 12.11

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 12.11

-Six Players Score Double Figures As ECU Upends Aggies
-Rosales, Mentzel Break Record in Women's Track Opener

From the New Bern Sun-Journal
-West Craven's Bell commits to East Carolina
-Pirates rout Aggies

Pirates roll over A&T
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates pound Aggies
Raleigh News & Observer

East Carolina defeats N.C. A&T
Washington (NC) Daily News

December 10, 2003

Brian Bailey: From the Anchor Desk - 12.10
Sun peeks through on ties with NCHSAA

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 12.10

Letter to the Editor: Mike and Gay Dougherty - 12.10

Pirate Radio 1250 Audio: George Koonce Show - 12.10
Guest Ernest Byner

-ECU Looks To Return To Win Column Against The Aggies
-Perrott and McCallion Named To NSCAA All-Southeast Region Team
-Special Tickets Offered For Wednesday's Basketball Game

Basketball Tonight
East Carolina vs. NC A&T
7:00 p.m. ET
Williams Arena
Gametracker | ECU game notes
Pirate Radio 1250 Audio Broadcast

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Grimes to join Croom at MSU
-Mikulas set to reach another milestone
-Pirate swim team plays host to Special Olympians

Grimes to MSU: Johnson candidate to run Dog defense
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

December 9, 2003

Al Myatt: View from the East - 12.09
Chaotic justice as BCS self-destructs

Henry Hinton: Letter to Readers - 12.09

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 12.09

AP basketball poll - 12.09

Letter to the Editor: Dave Englert, Chesapeake, VA - 12.09

Letter to the Editor: John B. Dunn, Jr., Greenville, NC - 12.09

Cable 7 Audio: The Brian Bailey Show - 12.09
Guest Sharon Baldwin-Tener

Pirate Radio 1250 Audio: Sportsline with Patrick Johnson - 12.09
Segments with Si Seymour & Sharon Baldwin-Tener

Special Tickets Offered For Wednesday's Basketball Game

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Grimes could be headed to MSU
-New poster a 'tempest' of stormy information

Cards ready to give McCown start at QB
Arizona Republic

December 8, 2003

Sammy Batten: Football Recruiting Report - 12.08
Pirates cast wide net for football talent

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 12.08

Letter to the Editor: Philip Garvin, Cherry Hill, NJ - 12.08

Lady Pirates Claim U.S. Cellular Championship

East Carolina blows out Coastal Carolina to win U.S. Cellular Classic
Greenville Daily Reflector

NCHSAA: Albemarle rips Farmville Central
Raleigh News & Observer





December 14, 2003

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Pack of memories
-Duke digs for depth
-Good shots keep coming for Heels
-Bowling with the ACC

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Wolfpack men pay tribute to Sloan with win
-FSU hooks a keeper

No Division I-AA title for Wofford
Asheville Citizen-Times

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Terriers' magical run ends
-Ayers Q&A
-Blue Hens show where they stand in pecking order

Clemson falls short vs. Georgia
Anderson Independent

From The Greenville (SC) News
-Dawgs stop Tigers
-Tigers-Georgia game summary
-Tigers kick off practice
-Clemson football notebook
-Season ends for Wofford
-Wofford-Delaware game summary
-USC hires Cooper

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack pays tribute
-Recruits salute Hargrave
- At academy, students wake to disciplined lifestyle
-UNC schedule has a little zip
- James' ex-teammates fitting in at Akron
-ACC off to a good start
- Atlantic Coast Conference Football

From the New Bern Sun-Journal
-Amato, Pack not changing too much
-Williams looking for improvement in UNC's defense, boards

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Coaching 101- Baptism of Fire
-2 South Carolina players will graduate, then play
-Pack pays homage with a win
-Bedeviling the Opposition
-Heels to take break from exams to battle Zips

From The Greensboro News-Record
-Devils focusing on depth concerns
-High Point beats UNCG to run win streak to four

Davidson stays unbeaten at home
Charlotte Observer

December 13, 2003

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-Fond memories
-Legal trouble may leave Pack without McLendon

NCAA Division I-AA Semifinals
Wofford at Delaware
Saturday, 1 p.m., ESPN2 (regional coverage) Game Notes (pdf)| Audio

From The Greenville (SC) News
-Terriers face Blue Hens
-Tigers face Dawgs
-Tigers-Bulldogs game capsule
-Tigers feeling just Peachy
-Team keeps its focus

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Blue Hens stand in Terriers' path
-Tigers glad Bowden is staying

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Secondary job may get filled first
-Tigers awash in good feelings

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Family, Players Remember Coach Norm Sloan
-Noel starts practicing with Heels
-'Heritage Game' set for Wolfpack

Suit may keep Johnson from USC
Anderson Independent

December 12, 2003

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Re-energizing Cameron's crazies
-Ex-Duke center wants playing time

Finishing what his teammates start
Durham Herald-Sun

From The Fayetteville Observer
-ASU's Stovall ends college football career in style
-Football- Inman on All-SEC freshman team

From The Winston Salem Journal
-Gray feels fine after suffering ankle sprain
-Bohlander, Terry have been keys

From The Greenville (SC) News
-Artificial turf for Williams-Brice?
-Interest flatters Citadel coach
-It's redemption time for Tigers, Vols
-Vols coach wants playoff
-Jumping a tough hoop

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Turf could put USC on better footing
-Academics first for Gamecocks’ Boynton, I. Howell
-Wofford kicker gets on-the-job training
-Fulmer says BCS failed

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Bowden, Fulmer have a lot to prove
-Terriers remember last playoff road trip
-USC under no illusions about quick start

From the Anderson Independent
-The best of both worlds
-A flaw in the system
-Source- Johnson offered job at MSU

Citadel coach considering MSU's coordinator offer
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Bowl Previews from The Houston Chronicle
-Clemson at Tennessee
-North Carolina State at Kansas
-Pittsburgh at Virginia
-Cal at Virginia Tech

December 11, 2003

Minter planning visit to Columbia
Anderson Independent

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Rivers left out of Heisman party
-Shav's solution

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-USC has talked to Johnson
-Kinsey building a stronger game

Peach Bowl sells tickets it doesn't have
Charlotte Observer

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-Heel has fighting chance
-Rivers not in final four
-Pack losses cost Rivers any chance
-Preps: Curry sets 3-point record

UNC lands two transfers
Fayetteville Observer

From The Winston Salem Journal
-A Foot at a Time- Randolph finally healthy
-The Adams Family

From The Greenville (SC) News
-These Terriers bite hard
-Cooper talks to Holtz

Roof hopes to sell Duke to new recruits
Burlington Times-News

From the Wilmington Star-News
-Krzyzewski draws line on students’ chanting
-May’s play beyond sophomore expectations

December 10, 2003

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-'Golden Years' Pack coach dies
- A colorful winner
- Pillar of the Pack upheld program's greatness
-Ex-South Carolina coach Noe dies at 79

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-The lost warrior
-There's a quiet in the locker room
-One napkin that causes a BCS mess
-NASCAR Considering Change to Points Race

From The Winston Salem Journal
-Norm Sloan- 1926-2003
-Men's Basketball Roundup
-Inside Force
-Two players from ETSU are transferring to UNC

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Wofford’s story lines similar to those for 1970 team
-For the record, USC is pretty good ... so far
-Clemson to install collapsible goal posts
-Wofford’s Ayers repeats as regional coach of the year
-Mississippi State courting Citadel coach

Wofford Runs the Ball on Most Snaps
Dallas News

From The Charlotte Observer
-Winthrop dominates Georgia
-Sloan colored ACC history

ACC hoops are off to a strong start
Wilmington Star-News

December 9, 2003

From The Winston Salem Journal
-Huxtable demoted from coordinator's post
-ASU steals easy win
-Joyner has made his mark at J.C. Smith

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Bowled Over by Trouble, BCS Has Options
-BCS makes no sense
-Bunting demotes Huxtable

Wolfpack recruit Brackman a blast from the past
Fayetteville Observer

Bowden- Tigers motivated to play Vols
Anderson Independent

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Bowl tickets hot item for Tigers’ fans
-Former USC coach Noe dies at 78
-Extension eases tension for coach
-BCS: Quit whining; system did its job

From The Charlotte Observer
-UNC in search of new defensive coordinator
-Bronko Nagurski Award: Strait has Sooners in title contention

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-Bunting adjusts UNC staff
-Rivers works, waits
-Hargrave foursome on track to be Heels
-BCS chaos great for bowls, TV ratings ...

Cold-shooting Hodge still delivers for ’Pack
Wilmington Star-News

December 8, 2003

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-Wolfpack holds off Panthers
-Heels pound Patriots
-Old Dominion deals Heels their first loss
-Women's Soccer: North Carolina outshoots Connecticut
-SAS Stadium gets rave reviews

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Tar Heels get the message
-Melvin takes charge as Pack wins tough battle
-Women's Soccer: Tar Heel domination

From The Winston Salem Journal
-Felton assists in victory by Tar Heels
-Aggressive Melvin helps Wolfpack to 77-71 win
-New Ball Game

BCS Stories From the Columbia (SC) The State
-How do you spell farce? Try BCS
-Computers speak and USC is denied spot in Sugar
-USC must settle for Rose Bowl in sham BCS
-BCS- Look on the bright side

Tigers to face Vols in Atlanta
Anderson Independent

Peach's color is Orange
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From The Charlotte Observer
-NFL: Carolina clumsy in clutch again
-Panthers picked apart





December 14, 2003

No. 25 Louisville Defeats No. 1 Florida In Men's Basketball Action

From the Lexington (KY) Herald Leader
-Louisville Forward Ellis Myles' Dad Dies
Cards leave no doubt Gators were overrated

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Rebuilding- With a hammer
-Bozich- Hector would've had his ear talked off
-Gators' washout starts with Walsh-out

From the St Petersburg Times
-Louisville stifles Gators, who lose again as No. 1
-USF skid hits three with loss to Richmond

Richmond Too Much For USF; Losing Streak Reaches 3
Tampa Tribune

From The Chicago Tribune
-DePaul showing a better nature
-Arizona hands Marquette 1st loss

Arizona 85, MU 75-Eagles unsatisfied with hardy effort
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Hot start helps 49ers throttle Mountaineers
Charlotte Observer

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Charlotte cruises past Appalachian
-Elder leads Georgia Tech in victory over Saint Louis

Second-half spurt sends Yellow Jackets by Bills
St Louis Post-Dispatch

Arkansas State burns USM 78-71
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Pretty- No, but TCU grabs win
Ft Worth Star-Telegram

Tigers topped by freshman
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Cincinnati and Memphis are still far from reaching their potential

From The Chicago Sun Times
-Humbled Illini recover, rally past Memphis
-Big rally carries Arizona
-Pitino lets Florida know he's still the master


Bowl teams arrive
Mobile Register

Tonight's U of L bowl is pins over pigskins
Louisville Courier-Journal

Roethlisberger the real deal for Miami of Ohio
Chicago Sun Times

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-Dunn has Memphis defense on upswing
-North Texas' Kennedy isn't short on results

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Dunn's presence boosts Tigers' bowl game hopes
-Dream links fan, football, Tigers
-Geoff Calkins's post card from the Big Easy
-New Orleans Bowl
-Bourbon Street buzz

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-Courington rises up, makes plays
-8,000 bowl tickets already distributed

USM's Edwards too good to keep off field
Hattiesburg American

Big decision for Goin

TCU assistant talks to UTEP
Dallas News

December 13, 2003

Southern Miss Fools 'em all
-The best and worst of C-USA

ADs discuss leaving early
Cincinnati Enquirer

TCU's Browne Named to Walter Camp All-American Team

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Cardinals' foe today 'No. 1 wounded tiger'
-Friends, family to gather for Billy Minardi Classic

Pitino, Donovan reunite
Raleigh News & Observer

Two pals meet, a third is remembered
St Petersburg Times

From proms to pros
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

SLU visits surprising No. 10 Georgia Tech
St Louis Post-Dispatch

From the Tampa Tribune
-USF Tries To Get Tougher
-Richmond (4-3) At USF (3-2)

'Ray Meyer Day' might be tricky for Blue Demons
Chicago Sun-Times

24 steals lead to Demons blowout
Chicago Tribune

From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
-Arizona trip will gauge team's skills
-MU sets standard in Big East

From the Hattiesburg American
-USM fans gobbling up tickets
-Golden Eagles play Arkansas St. today

Eagles' Forte sprouts into solid contributor
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers take lighter approach to bowl
-Tigers, fans excited over Unnoticed Bowl
-New Orleans Bowl notebook
-Mean Green focuses on Memphis
-U of M's Illinois trip worth the weight
-Tigers vs. Illinois
-Analyzing the keys to the game

Teams are likely to light it up
Mobile Register

Mountain West delays expansion decision
Dallas News

December 12, 2003

-Conference USA Bowl Notebook
-Two C-USA Players earn All-American Honors from The Sporting News

Charlotte continues dominance of Davidson
Winston Salem Journal

From The Charlotte Observer
-Both teams are still works in progress
-Women: 49ers win 20th in row at home

Irvin powers TCU in paint
Ft Worth Star-Telegram

Drama spices Cards-Gators contest
Louisville Courier-Journal

MU flying solo, missing out on rivalries
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Bowl Previews from The Houston Chronicle
-North Texas at Memphis
-Louisville at Miami
-Boise State at TCU
-Houston at Hawaii
-Utah at Southern Mississippi
-Georgia Tech at Tulsa

From the Hattiesburg American
-D'Angelo glad to get ring
-Davis honored as All-American

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Big Easy road trip gets Tigers there
-New Orleans Bowl notebook
-Tiger's Barclay returns after time of turmoil
-The Moment, the Man

Mumford to stay at Army
Middleton (NY) Times Herald-Record

Cincinnati contacts UT's Chavis
Knoxville News Sentinel

Vols assistant says UC is interested
Cincinnati Enquirer

State's Big 3 ready to roll out red carpet
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

December 11, 2003

-TCU's Patterson One of Six Finalists for Eddie Robinson Coach of Year Award
-Seven C-USA Volleyball Players Earn All-Midwest Region Honors

Davidson, Charlotte square off
Charlotte Observer

From The Lexington Herald-Leader
-Brother of Louisville's Garcia fatally shot
-Grieving Garcia seals win for Cards

From The Louisville Courier-Journal
-Cards find their band of brothers
-Garcia's younger brother is killed
-This was the call Garcia dreaded
-Cardinals just thrilled as underdogs

From The Ft Worth Star-Telegram
-Knight hot after Tech tops TCU
-Patterson named an award finalist
-Oklahoma's loss exposes BCS' fraud

From The Dallas News
-Texas Tech looks sloppy in 67-60 victory
-Memphis RB out for New Orleans Bowl

Soderberg settles on starting 3 guards
St Louis Post Dispatch

USM officials- bowl tickets selling nicely
Hattiesburg American

Eagles' O-line goes from shaky to formidable
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Kolb a national honoree
Houston Chronicle

UC list includes former QB
Cincinnati Enquirer

The 2002-2003 Bowl Matchups

Women: TCU rolling as it visits Wisconsin-Green Bay
YAHOO! Sports (AP)

December 10, 2003

-Bobby Ross Named Head Football Coach at Army
-Four C-USA Freshmen Honored by The Sporting News

From The Middleton (NY) Times Herald-Record
-Ross' hiring begins
-Knights begin healing

Bower to get salary increase
Hattiesburg American

Next year could be telling for Brown, Blazers
Birmingham News

From The Houston Chronicle
-C-USA Notebook- C-USA tries to bring clarity to bowl tie-ins
-Hawaii vows to clear academic hurdle for bowl

Ranking the Bowls from best to worst

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-N.O. Bowl gives best of two worlds
-Tulane holds off pesky Northwestern State

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-N. Texas, Memphis entwined
-From behind arc, Tigers rain points on their foes

From The Ft Worth Star-Telegram
-Boise State is dodge tough
-Chat Room: Former TCU running back: Kenneth Davis
-After Knight time, guard likes to run with TCU

Mejia, Demons squeak past Ohio
Chicago Sun-Times

DePaul edges Ohio
Chicago Tribune

Bobbitt benefits from advice
Cincinnati Enquirer

Cards can't set sights on Florida yet
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Cardinals looking out for No.1
-Let's scrap BCS, go to eight-team playoff

O'Leary to Begin Long Climb Back
Dallas News

BCS- Add it all up, and get a big joke
St Petersburg Times

December 9, 2003

-Five C-USA Teams Heading to Bowl Games
-C-USA Men's Basketball Notebook
-Women's Basketball Notebook

From the Ft Worth Star Telegram
-Weary Frogs fight off SFA
-UT-El Paso talking with TCU football assistant

TCU turns back Stephen F. Austin, 84-62
Dallas News

From the St Petersburg Times
-A hot-shooting TCU romps
-UCF gives O'Leary another chance
-BCS changes, if any, likely slight

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-Northwestern State (1-4) vs. Tulane (4-1)
-TU's Tatarunas makes most of opportunity

Looking good again
Louisville Courier Journal

From the Hattiesburg American
-USM's Green sees team getting better
-Golden Eagles getting ready for bowl game

Utes confound experts, emerge from shadows
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers and Vols resolve differences
-Avery is scheduled to play in bowl game
-U Of M-North Texas Notebook
-Means more than headline material
-U of M goalkeeper dies

From The Middleton (NY) Times Herald-Record
-Academy pushes back, flexes muscle
-Sources- Bobby Ross next Coach for Army

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
Bearcats have eyes on Solich
-Minter, Holtz to reunite?

Whittaker, Green Represent USF In Blue-Gray Classic
Tampa Tribune

Future C-USA: O'Leary goes back to school as UCF football coach
Florida Times-Union

O'Leary holds UCF's future
Orlando Sentinel

Another chance for O'Leary at UCF
Chicago Sun-Times

December 8, 2003

-C-USA Men's Basketball Weekend Roundup
-Women's Basketball Weekend Roundup
-Saint Louis Men's Soccer Falls To Maryland, 4-2, In NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals

Huge comeback for Demons
Chicago Sun-Times

Down 20, Demons catch Braves at wire
Chicago Tribune

From The St Louis Post Dispatch
-Offensive fixes almost lead to upset
-"10-minute lapse" ends Billikens' season

From The Louisville Courier Journal
-Cardinals not so thrilled after 18-block party
-Family ties made it a difficult day for all

Cardinals solve Willard's tactics
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-'Ugly' Louisville tops Holy Cross
-Tigers, fans bask in success at football banquet

Stephen F. Austin St. at TCU men
Ft Worth Star Telegram

UC Appoints Screening Committee for Football Coach Search

From the Houston Chronicle
-BCS leaves college football facing big mess
-BCS schedule formula must go
-Bowl lineup