ECU, C-USA and Carolinas Web Headlines


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East Carolina Carolinas Conference USA

February 1, 2004

Keith LeClair: From The Dugout - 02.01
Madden for a day, plus baseball advice

DePaul fends off gutsy Pirates - 02.01

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 02.01

-Pirates Suffer Another Heartbreaking Defeat
-Lady Pirates Suffer First Conference Loss Of The Season
-Football Signing Day Party Planned
-Collins Qualifies for ECAC Mile at Patriot Games

Drake, Brown lead Demons past Pirates
Chicago Sun-Times

From Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU drops eighth straight ballgame
-Marquette wins by 14 against Pirate women

From Washington Daily News
-Pirates drop eighth straight
-Lady Pirates drop first C-USA contest

Men’s Basketball Victorious At East Carolina

January 31, 2004

'Depleted' Pirates duel DePaul - 01.31

Frogs bolt; C-USA plots counter-move - 01.31

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 01.31

-Men's Basketball Hosts DePaul Saturday Night
-Pirate Baseball Set for Intrasquad Games

From Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU women to battle Marquette today
-Diamond Bucs to scrimmage
-ECU freshman Mike Cook has stepped up his game, while changing positions

ECU women's team enjoying quick turnaround
New Bern Sun Journal

ECU's Willis modestly putting up big numbers
Washington Daily News

January 30, 2004

Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 173 - 01.30
ECU not short on options

Al Myatt: View from the East - 01.30
Brindise banks on ground game

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 01.30

Pirate Radio 1250 Audio: Bill Herrion Call-In Show - 01.30

Pirate Radio 1250 Audio: Miller Lite Sports Bar - 01.30
Jon Ellerbe, George Koonce, Allen Thomas & Jack Brubaker

-Penny Perrott Named To Soccer Buzz All-South Region Team
-Fonseca, Gellard Place Third at Power of One
-Track Teams Travel to Chapel Hill, Gainesville
-Women's Tennis Prepares for VCU Invitational

Men’s Basketball Heads East This Weekend

January 29, 2004

Henry Hinton: Henry's Highlights - 01.29
Pirates down but not out

Cincy pulls away from 'outmanned' Pirates - 01.29

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 01.29

Updated Recruiting Thumbnails - 01.29

Cable 7 Audio: Midweek Tip-Off with Henry Hinton - 01.29
With Mike Steele & Steve Logan

-No. 8 Cincinnati Too Much for Pirates
-Lady Pirates Look To Continue Win Streak Against Marquette
-ECU Announces Ticket Promotions For Women's Game Against Marquette

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU goes down at Cincinnati
-C-USA alignment still shaky

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
-No. 8 UC 80, E. Carolina 57
-Whaley better, but believes he can improve

Bearcats Roll Past East Carolina, 80-57

Pirates fall to Bearcats
Washington (KY) Daily News

January 28, 2004

Brian Bailey: From the Anchor Desk - 01.28
First Super Bowl trip had ECU ties

Testy Bearcats ready to pounce - 01.28

Another Florida prep star picks ECU - 01.28

Updated Recruiting Thumbnails - 01.28

Notes from ECU and beyond - 01.28

Pirate Radio 1250 Audio: Sportsline with Patrick Johnson - 01.28
Segment featuring Denny O'Brien & Jim Gentry

Basketball Tonight
East Carolina at Cincinnati
8:05 p.m. EST
Cincinnati, OH
ECU game notes [PDF] |
Pirate Radio 1250 Audio Broadcast

-Men's Basketball Set To Finish Road Swing At Nationally Ranked Cincinnati
-Hicks Earns C-USA Diver of the Week

From Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates face No. 8 Cincinnati
-ECU picks up another recruit, and loses one

Bearcats Open Homestand vs. ECU

New C-USA could help East Carolina
Cincinnati Enquirer

From the Cincinnati Post
-Williams steadies UC
-Cincinnati vs. East Carolina

UC/ECU Preview
Yahoo Sports

A long baseball journey
Kinston Free Press

January 27, 2004

Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 172 - 01.27
C-USA, ECU adrift in stormy seas

Al Myatt: View from the East - 01.27
Doll still plugged in to Pirate roots

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 01.27

Updated AP Basketball Poll - 01.27

Cable 7 Audio: Brian Bailey Show - 01.27
Guests Jimmy Grimsley & Eddie Fulford

Courtney Willis Named C-USA Player of the Week

From Greenville Daily Reflector
-Narron trades in his cleats for sneakers
-Willis named league player of the week

Armwood defensive star Hicks off to ECU
St Petersburg Times

Batter's box experience should carry East Carolina
Kinston Free Press

Thad Mumau - Recruiting: High-scoring wing guard drawing interest
Fayetteville Observer

January 26, 2004

Sammy Batten: Football Recruiting Report - 01.26
Pirates figure winners breed winning

Thad Mumau: Hoops Recruiting Report - 01.26
ECU in the mix for Simon Gratz star

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 01.26

Updated C-USA Standings & Scoreboard - 01.26

Lady Pirates Sprint Past 49ers For Eighth Straight Win
-Senior Spotlight- Courtney Willis

ECU women stay atop C-USA
Greenville Daily Reflector

Charlotte Suffers First C-USA Loss

UC vs. East Carolina Preview





February 1, 2004

Tigers gun down Tar Heels
Anderson Independent

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-3s sink Heels
-Devils outlast Jackets
-Droughts dooming State

From Charlotte Observer
-Long-shot Tigers bury Tar Heels
-Duke survives Jackets' punch

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Road to ruin for UNC
-Deng helps Duke escape
-Hodge must step up for Pack to succeed

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Rebels spank USC again
-Clemson 81, UNC 72

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Davidson's rally denies UNCG
-Deacs have 'uproariously good time'

UNCW falls on the road
Wilmington Star-News

January 31, 2004

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Now a star, Peppers remembers roots
-Kasay, Panthers keep the faith
-Sources- Baddour to gain extension
-Tar Heels listen as walk-on goes off
-Duke football adds two commitments
-Another challenge awaits Blue Devils

From the Raleigh News & Observer
Coaches bring peace to Heels-Tigers game
-Late opening produces star

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Can you hear me now?
-Clemson loss began rough patch for North Carolina
-Melvin plays advisor to Hodge
-Wake Forest hopes momentum continues against Virginia

From the Greenville (SC) News
-A real Good Panthers fan
-Tigers take on Heels
-UNC-Clemson game capsule
-SEC suspends Balkman
-USC-Ole Miss game capsule

Panthers or Falcons- Super Bowl appearance sways some fans
Anderson Independent

January 30, 2004

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Duhon rescues Devils
-Super run high on all-time list
-The real cats difficult to find in this state
-Hurricanes suffer a double blow

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacs down Terps
-Hewitt says Sendek doing an excellent job
-Duhon is clutch in Duke win over FS

Deacons win with 'urgency'
Greensboro News-Record

Gamecocks proving team king of the road
Birmingham News

USC, Vandy coaches looking into players' bout
Anderson Independent

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Tigers' climb still steep
-Balkman's status in review

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Seminoles fall short this time
-UNC continues discussions about signage

Panther's Super Bowl Page
Charlotte Observer

January 29, 2004

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Streak stuffed
-Pack wins half the battle

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Tar Heels hold off Wolfpack
-It felt like a big game after all
-The streak is over
- Scoring lapse dooms Wolfpack on road
-N.C. State adds two more Florida recruits
-St. Aug's stadium vote delayed

From Charlotte Observer
-Heels' right stuff shuts down Pack

From the Greenville (SC) News
-USC wins at the wire
-USC-Vandy game summary
-A homecoming for Felton
-Hart now considering USC

From Anderson Independent
-USC guts out another win
-House bill may help Clemson begin end zone project

Will the real Heels please step forward?
Fayetteville Observer

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Prosser to Deacons- These are times that try men's souls
-UNC stops State rally
-Elon pulls away late, hands Appalachian 3rd loss in row

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-USC gets winning tip

January 28, 2004

From Anderson Independent
-Clemson just wants to keep what it has
-USC may have broken recruiting rules
-USC moves up one spot in AP poll

From Charlotte Observer
-Wolfpack goes in the backdoor for wins
-Pack, UNC look to Florida for stars
-Panther's Super Bowl Page

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Pack, Heels ready to roll
-Prosser says Gray needs more drives
-Dog and Pony Show

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-UNC's task- Stay cool
-Pack out to heat up on road
-Duke lands several key football recruits
-N.C. State lands two Miami prospects

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-May frustrated by his struggles
-Scooter turns shooter

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Heels hope big turnout can end slide vs. Pack
-Recruiting- State, UNC add Florida players to their classes
-Seventy-First grad has plenty to cheer about

Big Four, bigger problems during UNC cold spell
Greensboro News-Record

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Clemson's effort can set a standard
-State's top recruits heading to other pastures
-Three-pointers a big part of USC's approach
-USC reserve suspended after charges filed
-Fans search for Panthers gear

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Surprising USC, Vanderbilt finally getting their due
-Elder beats flu and Tigers too

January 27, 2004

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Gamecocks to report recruiting violations
-Gamecocks’ fast start turning more heads
-Tigers try to shake off ACC frustration

From the Greenville (SC) News
-USC reports two recruiting violatons
-Tigers likely to stay with Robinson at point

From the New Bern Sun-Journal
-Wake Forest, Maryland get stranded by the ice storm
-No set lineup for Pack

From Charlotte Observer
-Houston presents perfect stage for a hero to be born
-Following footsteps
-Price of success- Cap room
-Tar Heels aim to get back to the boards

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Deacs seek way to end big slump
-ACC Fast Break

Frustrated but not dis-Mayed
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacons experiencing growing pains
-Strunk helps spark Wake Forest women over 10th-ranked UNC
-Heading Where? Slumping Rams in need of jolt to turn season back around
-Houston, Starmount QB, picks Marshall
-Blue Devils get commitments from three football players
-Appalachian State gets commitment from Riddle, Davie's secondary star
-Strictly Business
-BRING IT ON- Muhammad expects to revel in Pats' rough stuff

January 26, 2004

From the Charlotte Observer
-Loyal fans brave big chill for send-off
-It's touch down, Carolina
-Here's some advice- Enjoy game, ignore disrespect
-Panthers page
-Seminoles pull off another ACC upset

From the Winston Salem Journal
-FSU adds to WFU woes
-Gilchrist rallies Terrapins by Tigers
-JACKIE BLUE- Manuel's team-first attitude paying off for UNC
-Mitchell giving Mountaineers hope for SoCon race
-Forsyth Tech is offering class on ACC basketball
-Panthers' Super Send-off
-LEG UP- Bobcats get boost from Panthers

Florida State extends Wake's woes
Greensboro News-Record

Terps’ big 2nd half tames Tigers
Columbia (SC) The State

Cold snap freezes Tigers
Greenville (SC) News

Hodge prefers wins to points
Durham Herald-Sun





February 1, 2004

49ers rip win from Bearcats
Charlotte Observer

UC's lack of hustle angers Huggins in loss to Charlotte
Cincinnati Enquirer

Charlotte Shocks Bearcats 86-83

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

From Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
-Novak's shooting makes Cards sick
-Marquette's Novak guns down Cards

From Louisville Courier Journal
-Cards have no answer for Novak
-Forde- Cardinals hurting as tough times near

Golden Eagles turn tide on Green Wave in 2nd half
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Billikens come up MIA in loss at UAB
St Louis Post Dispatch

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers rally, slip by Frogs
-Tigers postgame

January 31, 2004

From the
-Statement from C-USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky
-Two C-USA Women's Basketball Players Named to Wooden Award Midseason Top 20 Candidates List
-Southern Miss Baseball Preview

TCU says yes to Mountain West
Dallas Morning News

TCU climbs aboard Mountain West
Ft Worth Star-Telegram

TCU joins Mountain West
Houston Chronicle

From Louisville Courier Journal
-Pitino reassured about ailment
-Ready or not, Cards must face Marquette
-Pat Forde- PitinoLand filled with drama over past week

'Clean bill of health' for Pitino
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

Young star draws comparisons to Wade
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Huggins, UC point to 49ers

It's 3 or bust for Charlotte
Cincinnati Enquirer

Withers rising to new heights for 49ers
Charlotte Observer

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Perfect streak on line vs. TCU
-Preview- Tigers vs. TCU
-Analyzing the keys to the game
-Tigers' West will receive new deal

Former Blazer helps Billikens cause
Birmingham Post-Herald

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger
-Green- Wave has lean, hungry look
-Southern Miss vs. Tulane

USM basketball team needs road victory in the worst way
Hattiesburg (Miss.) American

It's been a wild ride for Southern Miss
New Orleans Times-Picayune

From Tampa Tribune
-USF Sees Chance To Make Change
-Star QB Says USF A Good Fit
-Top 50 State Recruits
-Bulls See Future In Freshman Forward
-Mueller Resigns At USF
-Houston At USF

From the St Louis Post-Dispatch
-Day 4- Billikens look to beat UAB before trek ends
-Game Day- SLU at UAB

Women: No. 13 Blue Demons Travel to Charlotte

January 30, 2004

From the
-Men's Basketball Notebook - Jan. 29
-Women's Basketball Notebook - Jan. 29
-Memphis Baseball Preview
-TCU Baseball Preview

Pitino returns, will discuss health today
Louisville Courier Journal

Response to TCU move varied
Dallas Morning News

From Ft Worth Star Telegram
-TCU addition leaves Mountain West giddy
-Recruiting Notes

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Missed shots aside, Rice contributing
-Calipari salary at $1.15M
-Pitino returns
-Tigers still hunting top talent

Four Georgia recruits may sign with Eagles
Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger

From the Hattiesburg American
-'They flat outplayed us'
-Hard worker, class act- Hamilton reaches pinnacle of NFL success

Anderson challenges team and response is dramatic
Birmingham Post Herald

Post player works hard under radar
Cincinnati Enquirer

DePaul women hitting new heights
Chicago Sun-Times

January 29, 2004

Golden Eagles fumble away another road loss
Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger

From Ft Worth Star Telegram
-Horned Frogs defend home court
-C-USA to move headquarters to Metroplex
-TCU expected to accept Mountain West invitation
-TCU Notes

TCU men handle Southern Miss, 79-67
Dallas News

49ers look inside to beat Billikens
Charlotte Observer

Charlotte turns Bills inside out
St Louis Post Dispatch

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-All right, boys, it's time to settle this
-The reality of ESPN's program? It's good for Tigers

From the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
-Depleted, but still undefeated in C-USA
-Little patchwork goes a long way

From Louisville Courier Journal
-Cards still have plenty
-Pitino expected back for today's practice
-Garcia says he'll play Saturday

Louisville rips UH
Houston Chronicle

Blazers pull away, defeat Green Wave
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Blazers up to the challenge vs. Wave
Birmingham News

Anderson eyes future
Birmingham Post-Herald

Louisville does fine without Pitino
Chicago Sun-Times

Elder's Glatthaar is bound for Bearcats
Cincinnati Enquirer

From the St Petersburg Times
-USF Walkons
-USF lands game at Auburn in 2007

January 28, 2004

-Louisville's Pitino Hopes to Return by This Weekend
-SLU Men's Soccer Attendance Leads Nation
-Women's Swimming and Diving Notebook - Jan. 27
-DePaul Ties Highest AP Women's Basketball Ranking in C-USA history
-Men's Basketball Notebook - Jan. 27

C-USA notebook- The search is on if TCU goes West
Houston Chronicle

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger
Eagles brace for road crunch
Southern Miss vs. TCU
DePaul wants its punch back
Game of the week
Player of the week
The week's best
C-USA/TOP 25: Memphis streak up to 4; Purdue falls

Accord saves USF $500,000
St Petersburg Times

From the Tampa Tribune
-Losses Mounting On And Off Court
-USF Gets Bill For Exit

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-'Lethargic' U of M wins
-Tigers postgame
-Future looks ripe for boredom
-Defectors to play, not pay

Saint Louis another in line of tough games
Charlotte Observer

From the St Louis Post Dispatch
-SLU is about to begin critical 3-game stretch
-Game Day- SLU at Charlotte

From New Orleans Times-Picayune
-UAB might set trap against Wave today
-Wave begins practice with lofty goal

From Ft Worth Star Telegram
-Frogs must hop on this West-bound train

From the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
-At least one good friend didn't know he was sick
-Dean, Garcia out, Pitino may return Saturday

Louisville remains formidable foe minus Pitino, two starters
Houston Chronicle

Willard, Cardinals confident
Louisville Courier Journal

January 27, 2004

-Louisville's Pitino Will Take Indefinite Medical Leave
-Four C-USA Men's Soccer Players Earn All-America Accolades
-Women's Basketball Notebook - Jan. 26
-Men's Basketball Notebook - Jan. 26
-Women's Basketball Player of the Week - Jan. 26

From Louisville Courier Journal
-Pitino takes leave for medical care
-Selfless Pitino must now take care of himself
-Fans say both coach and team will persevere
-Willard's life prepared him to lead team
-Cardinals' prognosis suddenly gets cloudy
-Cardinals could be down two players

Health problem forces Pitino to take time off
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

USM will miss TCU, but feels C-USA safe
Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger

From the Birmingham News
-Report- Frogs will leap from C-USA

Billikens get lift from homestand
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Garcia was a Louisville coup
Charlotte Observer

Ft Worth Star Telegram

Bills aim to rebuild student fan base
St Louis Post Dispatch

Bulls reap the benefits tenacity
St Petersburg Times

From the Hattiesburg American
-Take it from Huggins, USM's Green doesn't deserve flak
-USM gets commitments from Pine Belt prep stars

From the Tampa Tribune
USF Down To 7 On Scholarship
-Memphis Is Ready For Revenge
-USF At Memphis
-C-USA Won't Make USF Pony Up For Exit

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Banks not playing like a freshman
-Immediate Impact
-Preview- Tigers vs. USF
-Analyzing The Keys To The Game
-C-USA Players of the Week
-C-USA Rankings
-Who do we root for in Super Bowl? Us!

BLAZING through history
Birmingham Post-Herald

2 ex-UC recruits commit elsewhere
Cincinnati Enquirer

January 26, 2004

TCU ready to bolt C-USA
Dallas News

-Women's Basketball Weekend Roundup - Jan. 25
-Men's Basketball Weekend Roundup - Jan. 25

Late blitz saves Cards
Louisville Courier Journal

Cards wake up in time to beat Vols, 65-62
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

Cardinals foil Vols' upset bid
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger
-USM's Green needs help, not a hard time
-Golden Eagles, Bulldogs get commitments from kickers

Armwood Lineman Commits To USF
Tampa Tribune

Up 3 at half, DePaul women win by 39
Chicago Sun-Times

No. 21 TCU topples Cincinnati, 73-57
Dallas News

Cards, Bearcats Bolster Big East
New York Newsday