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East Carolina Carolinas Conference USA

March 28, 2004

-Bunn Strikes Out 11 as No. 18 ECU Defeats Memphis, 7-1
-Rain Shortens Annual Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Photo gallery
-Softball Drops Series Opener To DePaul
-Krasny Shoots Even-Par In Second Round At Liz Murphey Classic
-East Carolina Tennis Drops Two Matches To Arkansas Little Rock

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Rain Shortens Annual Purple-Gold Scrimmage
-East Carolina has its 14-game winning streak snapped in softball
A clutch player — Shelton deserves credit for his steady hand

Rain dampens Pirates' Purple/Gold scrimmage
New Bern Sun-Journal

No. 18 East Carolina Defeats Memphis 7-1 In C-USA Baseball Action

Former Wildcat Baseballer Steve Ballard Named Chancellor at East Carolina University
Arizona Athletics

March 27, 2004

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 03.27

Bonesville Baseball: Memphis 6, East Carolina 5 - 03.27

Pirate Radio 1250: Live@5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 03.27
Guests Jeff Charles & Patrick Johnson

-Memphis Edges No. 18 ECU, 6-5
-Herrion and Baldwin-Tener Receive Contract Extensions
Men's Tennis Tops Richmond

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU falls to Tigers in opener
-ECU coaches receive extensions

Memphis Earns 6-5 Decision Over No. 18 East Carolina In C-USA Baseball Action

March 26, 2004

Henry Hinton: Henry's Highlights - 03.26
'No fear' leadership the right style for ECU

 '40 minutes of hell' ready to roll - 03.26

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 03.26

Pirate Radio 1250: Miller Lite Sports Bar with Jon Ellerbe - 03.26
Allen Thomas, Choo Justice, Josh Spence & Judd Crumpler

Pirate Radio 1250: Live@5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 03.26
Guests Charlene Thompson & Paul Clifford

Out of left field
Memphis Commercial Appeal

ECU football team springs to action
Kinston Free Press

Quarterbacks vying for coveted starting spot in spring scrimmage
Washington Daily News

March 25, 2004

Al Myatt: View from the East - 03.25
No baloney – spring fling means offense

Baseball: East Carolina 12, Campbell 2 - 03.25

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 03.25

Bonesville Bytes: John Thompson - 03.25
Spring football press conference

-No. 18 ECU Eases By Campbell, 12-2
Pirates Scrimmage During Wednesday Afternoon Practice
-Coach Thompson Talks About Spring Practice

No. 18 East Carolina Downs Campbell Baseball 12-2

Bishop earns first win of season
Washington Daily News

ECU honors U.S. military
Greenville Daily Reflector

March 24, 2004

Brian Bailey: From the Anchor Desk - 03.24
This March Madness is maddening

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 03.24

Cable 7: Brian Bailey Show - 03.24
Guests John Thompson & Todd Seagals

East Carolina ready to unveil new offense
Greenville Daily Reflector

No. 18 ECU Travels Over to Campbell
-Spring Practice Reconvenes On The Gridiron
-Softball Extends Winning Streak to 14 Games With Sweep Of UNCW

Campbell to Welcome No. 18 East Carolina Wednesday

From The Raleigh News & Observer
-ECU's fresh start
-Greenville offered more playoffs

March 23, 2004

Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 184 - 03.23
ECU Hall deserves new home

Keith LeClair: From The Dugout - 03.23
American League Preview

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 03.23

Cable 7: Brian Bailey Show - 03.23
Guests John Thompson & Todd Seagals

Pirate Radio 1250: Press Box with Troy Dreyfus - 03.23
Panelists Brian Bailey, Brock Letchworth & Tony Catouzis

Pirate Radio 1250: Locker Room with Monroe & Farmer - 03.23
Guests Joe Bryant & Erroyl Bing

Pirate Radio 1250: Live@5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 03.23
Guest Lee Workman

-Manuse Named Conference USA Hitter Of The Week
-Pirates Ready To Return To Practice Field After Spring Break
Simms Signs with Richmond Kickers

From The Greenville Daily Reflector
-Shelton to keep Ballard informed, involved while filling interim role
Forum kicks off ECU celebration

Green Wave washes over Pirates, 9-0
Kinston Free Press (late)

March 22, 2004

Al Myatt: View from the East - 03.22
Focus turns to part two of leadership puzzle

Baseball: Tulane 9, East Carolina 0 - 03.22

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 03.22

-No. 14 Tulane Takes Series from No. 18 East Carolina
Men's Tennis Edges High Point, 4-3
-Lady Pirates Track Finish Fifth at Seahawk Invitational
-Lady Pirate Tennis Falls to High Point

Hahn's Hurling Paces Baseball Past East Carolina, 9-0

From The Greenville Daily Reflector
-Poor play dooms Diamond Bucs versus Tulane
-ECU roundup- Softball team rolls through George Mason tourney
-ECU takes on alumni chief
-ECU set to mark Founders Week

Pirates washed away by Green Wave
Washington (NC) Daily News





March 28, 2004

Baseball news from
-Clemson Takes Game Two of the Series with Wake Forest 7-4 on Saturday
-Duke Baseball Falls to Maryland, 6-4, in ACC Baseball Action
-No. 12 Seminoles Stop No. 16 North Carolina, 10-6
-#25 Virginia Baseball Falls To N.C. State In Game Two Of ACC Series, 12-1

March 27, 2004

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Devils hold off scrappy Illini
-Without 'A' game, Devils show intensity

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Sweet to Elite for Duke
-Begin talk of Texas

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Defense still learning
-Tigers scrimmage today
-Clemson whips Wake
-Hogs rally past USC
-Paladins fall to UNCG

It was a familiar scenario for Wake Forest
Wilmington Star-News

March 26, 2004

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Deacons done in by 3s
-Nelson, Hawks prove they are the real deal
-Coach K untroubled by nation's opinion

From the Winston Salem Journal
-It's over for Deacons
-Cinderella usually turns into Sweet 16 pumpkin
-Duke's Dockery may get taste of spotlight

Deacs' run hits wall
Charlotte Observer

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Nelson leads Saint Joseph's over Wake Forest, 84-80
-Mid-majors have closed the gap

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-St. Joe defeats Wake Forest 84 - 80
-Duhon doesn't have to look far for inspiration
-Damaged Duhon soldiers on

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Nothing sweet about it for Duke
-Deng producing at the right time
-Duhon gaining strength

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-USC possesses few good memories of Arkansas
-Clemson assistant coach vying for Loyola vacancy
-USC, Bombers near stadium deal
-In the early going, ACC foes match Clemson’s struggles
-Work begins on $3 million weight center for USC

From the Anderson Independent
-Time to perform for Tigers
-USC teams make the grade

From the Greenville (SC) News
-USC-Clemson face off
-Clemson hosts Deacs
-GPA drops in football
-USC takes on Hogs
-Nickelberry gets interview
-Paladins hit the road

Terriers unable to secure Division I-A opponent
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

UNCW baseball set for James Madison
Wilmington Star-News

March 25, 2004

Fabulous freshman ready for his close-up
Greensboro News-Record

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacs are on guard
-Into the Spotlight
-Michael, Spartans blank Deacs; Clemson is next for Wake Forest
-Pfeiffer loses to Kennesaw State 86-70
-Williams reviews stressful season

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Duke, Illinois on guard
UNC- Gone, but not forgotten

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Point guard grows up fast
-Favorites wary of round of 16
-Canes eye world play
-Roy fired up for next year

From the Charlotte Observer
-Strong game, strange land
-Pfeiffer falls to Owls in Elite 8

From the Anderson Independent
-Henson delivers for Elon, Tigers' record falls to 9-10
-Clemson's Christie to transfer
-Consistency not a problem for Grant\

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Laying it on the line
-Tigers football notebook
-Elon shocks Tigers
-Christie plans to leave
-USC heads south

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Henson baffles Tigers again
-Christie leaves team, plans transfer

Duke overcomes Seahawks baseball
Wilmington Star-News

March 24, 2004

From the Raleigh News & Observer
Coach settles with 1 player
-No tears for Beard in Cameron finale
-Playoffs no longer possible
-Exciting matchup on tap
-Hodge should cautiously test the NBA draft
Carolina pounds Towson
-Okafor, Nelson lead vote

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Anti-Duke sentiment out there
-Duke back in Sweet 16

ACC schools pursuing shot blocker
Fayetteville Observer

From the Wilmington Star-News
-UNCW's Kimball makes lone run hold up
-ACC teams spring into football

From the Charlotte Observer
-UNC will pay settlement in Dorrance case
-Running with elite
-Uncertainty has Bobcats on guard
-Davidson beats Deacons for 1st time in 8 years

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Leak, transfer from Wake Forest, settling in as Tennessee's No. 1 QB
-These Hawks Rock

From the Greenboro News-Record
-TV analyst's spat with coach takes spotlight
-Hodge's big decision will help determine Wolfpack's future

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-No tension between Holtzes
-Muhammad back where he started
-Tigers dig out from four runs down to win
-Lowe’s to install soft walls

From the Greenville (SC) News
-WestZone project hits snag
-Tigers roar back on Elon
-Skip Holtz- No distractions
-USC hammers Terriers

March 23, 2004

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Healing for home stretch
-Duhon's health crucial
-State in position for next step if Hodge returns
-There's no place like home for Duke women

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Devils in the details for upset-proof Duke
-Williams may come off bench

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Ailing Gamecocks open stretch of nine straight road games
-Clemson's spring football game set for 1 p.m. April 10

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Devils realize road will be difficult
-Rivers works out for scouts
-Star guards ready to meet
New season starts now for Pack

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Ruffling Feathers: WFU alumnus who riled Saint Joseph's coach will provide analysis for CBS at regional semi
Devils facing sticky hurdle
Hodge's uncertain draft status hangs over Pack
Men's NCAA Tournament Notebook

From the Charlotte Observer
-Panthers to host Patriots in August
-Carolinas races in peril?
-Cooper gets probation for DWI

March 22, 2004

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Gut-wrenching for Pack
-Intentional-foul call miffs State
-Rocky place to end rocky UNC season
-State notes- Pack shoots down record
-Stunning end for UNC women
-Auburn 79, North Carolina St. 59
-Duke rolls on cruise control

Painful exit will haunt Wolfpack
Charlotte Observer

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Weekend deals a big blow to ACC’s reputation
-Four are keys to Wake’s success
-State of shock
-After disappointing season, Heels see hope for next year

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacons displaying remarkable resiliency
-Pack melts down
-Brackett pours in 26 as Auburn puts an end to N.C. State's season
-STRONG IN DEFEAT- Evtimov almost pushes Wolfpack over top
-Moving Out and Moving On

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Not your daddy’s NASCAR anymore
-Battle of wrenches
-Pinkins tries to get a grip

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack falls to Vanderbilt
-State hurt by missed chances
-Players react to key foul
-Carolina women stumble
-Williams looking to next season

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Melvin's college career ends on a sour note
-Wake's Paul having coming out party
-UNC plagued by inconsistency
-Tar Heel trio should stay in school
-Darlington win tops for Johnson

From the Greenville (SC) News
-LSU pounds USC in deciding game of opening SEC series
-Johnson captures 400 in Darlington
-Trends emerge in NCAA Tournament





March 28, 2004

Baseball scores from
-East Carolina 7, Memphis 1
-Houston 9, TCU 2
-Tulane 9, Charlotte 5
-Louisville 11, Cincinnati 10
-Saint Louis 8, UAB 6
-Southern Miss 3, USF 2

Injury - Diener has more tests on ankle
Birmingham News

Means earns early exit
Memphis Commercial Appeal

March 27, 2004

-UAB's Tournament Runs Ends Against Kansas
-Marquette Falls to Iowa State, 77-69, In NIT Action

-Memphis 6, East Carolina 5
-Cincinnati 6, Louisville 11
-Tulane 6, Charlotte 5
-TCU 1, Houston 0
-Southern Miss 7, USF 16

Blazers knocked out with 26-point loss
Birmingham Post-Herald

Blazers Beater

Blazers hit KU roadblock
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

March 26, 2004

-Southern Miss Names Larry Eustachy Men's Basketball Coach
-Memphis' Banks Named To Basketball Times National All-Freshman Team
-Men's Basketball Notebook - March 24

From the Birmingham News
-Blazers-Jayhawks matchup a battle of contrasting styles
-Jayhawks big, but Blazers point to Miles

Blazers now have targets on their backs
Birmingham Post-Herald

Defense leads hard-working UAB into semifinal battle with Kansas
Winston Salem Journal

Blazers wearing out their competition
St Petersburg Times

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-USM gives former coach at Iowa St. 2nd chance

-Eagles praise choice
-Hiring of Eustachy backed by some alumni, students
-It's a risk, but a chance Eustachy earned
-Stressful job to test Eustachy's recovery

Tubbs to be named SMU coach Friday
Dallas News

Charlotte next hurdle for Wave
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Cardinals' Bush breaks foot bone
Louisville Courier-Journal

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Beer sales at U of M games up to regents
-A game plan for the Tigers - Move on
-Five questions with Dave Woloshin, Tigers broadcaster
-Where are they now? Jonathan Lyons, baseball 1994-96
-Tigers look to incoming class
-ARM will represent Tiger star
-West promises more hard work

USF WR Fisher Arrested
Tampa Tribune

USM may face lawsuit
Hattiesburg American

March 25, 2004

Baseball scores from
-Tulane 5, Nicholls State 3
-Bradley 11, Saint Louis 10
-Campbell 2, East Carolina 12
-Charlotte 4, Furman 2
-Purdue 7, Cincinnati 6

Furman falls to 49ers
Greenville (SC) News

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-USM to tap Eustachy to coach basketball
Plenty of time to find out who's overrated
-USM rebuilding starts with 'D'
-Golden Eagle Checklist

Larry Eustachy has landed in Southern Miss.

-Men's Basketball Notebook - March 24
Burks And Garcia Named AP Honorable Mention All-Americans

UAB doesn't scare Kansas
Birmingham Post-Herald

From the Birmingham News
-After defying odds, can Alabama, UAB get past Sweet 16
-Tide in Elite Eight, UAB in Final Four

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Calipari is definitive- No interest in St. John's
-Eustachy headed to USM

NIT: MU takes court where Cyclones are 16-1
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

From the Birmingham News
-TCU women's coach charged with DUI
-SMU finalists meet with president

Ex-Frog becomes coaching prince for Pitt
Ft Worth Star Telegram

Bulls QB Moves To Safety
Tampa Tribune

Bush's defense big part of Cards' spring focus
Louisville Courier-Journal

March 24, 2004

-Marquette Beats Boise State in NIT Second Round
-Houston Names Tom Penders Head Basketball Coach
-Marquette Women Battle, But Falls to Duke, 76-67
-Houston's Chandi Jones Named Second Team AP All-American
-Men's Basketball Notebook - March 23
-Men's Outdoor Track and Field Notebook - Mar. 23
-Women's Outdoor Track and Field Notebook - Mar. 23
-UAB 6, Auburn 13

From the Houston Chronicle
-Penders says he'll run to glory at UH

-The right person for UH basketball assumes control
-Penders ready to hit recruiting trail running
-UH notebook- UAB won't surprise next foe in NCAAs
-Texas Tech outslugs UH

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-Hoffpauir delivers for USM in ninth
Left-hander shuts down MSU
-UAB coach Anderson views Auburn job talk as distraction

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
-MU bounces Boise State; Iowa State up next
Victory not easy on eyes
- NIT Postgame report

Tide, Blazer fans gobble up tickets
Birmingham News

Blazers battling their newfound celebrity
Birmingham Post-Herald

From the Charlotte Observer
-49ers optimistic about next season
-UAB ace, Buffalo my new favorites

Bearcats can't handle fired-up Illinois
Cincinnati Post

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers end losing streak
Means is justifying time at end

From the Tampa Tribune
-Julmiste Is USF's No. 1 QB

-USF On Rascati's List

March 23, 2004

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH handing reins to Penders
-Best man for job? Probably not

-Saint Louis Stopped By Notre Dame In NIT, 77-66
-Houston Halted by UC Santa Barbara, 56-52
-DePaul Drops a 79-59 Second Round Matchup to Tennessee
-TCU Falls to Georgia in NCAA Second Round
-Baseball Notebook - Mar. 22
-March 22 Baseball Players of the Week
-Women's Basketball Notebook - March 22
-C-USA Softball Notebook - March 22
-2004 Conference USA Men's Soccer Signees

Billikens bow out with loss to Irish
St Louis Post Dispatch

Thomas lights it up for Irish
Chicago Sun-Times

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
-Big step: Schwab released from hospital
-MU focuses on bridling Broncos
-Crean says rivalry is with UW
-Marquette will host game Tuesday

Tourney success enriches Anderson
Birmingham News

UAB defeats No. 1 Kentucky in tournament's biggest upset
Birmingham Post-Herald

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-Jones, Davis have talked to USM; process continues
-Showdown tonight in H'burg
-March Madness engulfs state of Alabama

From the Hattiesburg American
-Rebels in town Tuesday

-Big hit, big victory for Golden Eagles

From the Tampa Tribune
-Rascati Leaving Louisville, Considers USF, UCF

-USF Pounds Cincinnati To Complete Series Sweep

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Wave coach getting out
Moore preparing for next challenge

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Where do Tigers go from here?
-Don't get in a tizzy over Cal

From the Louisville Courier Journal
-In the end, Cards still on track

-Parity left area teams behind this season

Women: Duke prepared for crafty Marquette squad
Greensboro News-Record

From the Ft Worth Star-Telegram
-Frogs can't jump
-Irvin's foul trouble hurts Frogs inside

Tennessee proves too tough for DePaul
Chicago Sun-Times

Vols turn up heat——Demons can't compete
Chicago Tribune

March 22, 2004

-UAB Headed to the Sweet 16
-Marquette Moves Past Old Dominion, 67-64

Birmingham News

Cat-astrophe: UAB scratches top-seeded Kentucky, brackets
Ft Worth Star Telegram

Big Blue out in two
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

From the Louisville Courier Journal
Beating UK 'like a dream' for Blazers
-Cats out of NCAA Tournament

UAB ejects No. 1 Cats
Charlotte Observer (from the New York Daily News)

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Cowboys sink Tigers
-Tigers took a shot with Banks and hit all net
-Memphis on road to bigger and best
-Still, a great season
-TCU finishes sweep with a one-run win; Tiger rally falls short

From the Chicago Sun-Times
-Cincinnati talk show canceled
-Brown's early bump shot set the tone for Illinois
-DePaul should be solid next season
-'Hell' of a game for UAB

Hot Shooting Illini Bounce Bearcats From NCAA Tournament

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
-Bearcats' loss worst in NCAAs
-Huggins reminds players what it's all about
-Surprise ending for UK

From the Chicago Tribune
-Magical marksmanship
-Leitao- Next year to be more special

Drejaj hopes Billikens have no need of miracles tonight
St Louis Post Dispatch

Baseball scores from
-Tulane 14, East Carolina 10
-TCU 8, Memphis 7
-Louisville 3, UAB 2
-Southern Miss 4, Houston 3
-Charlotte 5, Saint Louis 4
-Cincinnati 2, USF 14

Tulane-LSU Aim to Reclaim Attendance Record at Superdome

Frith's 9th-inning hit delivers rubber-game victory to USM
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

From the Charlotte Observer
-Rusco's home run lifts 49ers
-49ers' run ends in OT

TCU-Georgia women's preview
Dallas News