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East Carolina Carolinas Conference USA

August 22, 2004

Notes from ECU and beyond - 08.22
Letter to the Editor: Robert W. McDowell, Raleigh, NC - 08.22
Bonesville Bytes Audio:
John Thompson & Staff - 08.22
ECU Football Media Day press conference

-Offense Shines Again In Situational Scrimmage
-August 21 Practice Photo Gallery
-Fans Descend Upon Greenville To Meet The Pirates
-Meet The Pirates Photo Gallery
-Kowaleski, Amos Score Goals as Pirates Win, 2-0

From the Washington (NC) Daily News
-Pirates handling pressure just fine
-Brindise won't hold anything back
-Pirates' play has Thompson rethinking personnel
-Meet the Pirates tabbed a success

Pinkney has full support of coaches
New Bern Sun-Journal

Pirates take to the air during scrimmage
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
ECU media day a hit with fans
-ECU Alumni: Maureen O'Boyle to Join N.C. Station

‘We’re not a 1-11 team’
Wilmington Star-News

Next Opponent news from the Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette Mail
-Leftovers vying for Big East
-It doesn’t look like a top-20 team to Rodriguez
-WVU scrimmage statistics

August 21, 2004

League title clash clears major hurdle - 08.21
Notes from ECU and beyond - 08.21
Talk 1070 AM: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 08.21
Guest co-hosts Kevin Miller & Hank Hinton
Pirate Radio 1250: Live@5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 08.21
Allen Thomas, Ray Craft, Jay Farron, Bill Payton, Jerry Farber
Pirate Radio 1250: Prep Preview- 08.21
Co-hosts Nick Zulovich & Brock Letchworth

-Pirates Continue To Work Toward Final Scrimmages
-August 20 Practice Photo Gallery

Conference USA athletic directors in favor of league title game in 2005
Greenville Daily Reflector

From the Washington (NC) Daily News
-Busy day for the Pirates
Duckett praised on national television

Moore on Butkus Award watch list
New Bern Sun Journal

August 17-20, 2004

From - August 20th
-Henry Hinton:
Henry's Highlights - 08.20
Buffet line open for Pirate fans
C-USA jumping on title game bandwagon? - 08.20
Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 08.20
Pirate Radio 1250: Live@5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 08.20
Guest Debbie O'Neal
Pirate Radio 1250: Miller Lite Sports Bar with Jon Ellerbe- 08.20
Guests Ian Eastman, Tony Catouzis, Eric Gilmore
Pirate Radio 1250: Extra Point - 08.20
Dan Eberhardt & Shawn Farmer & guest Jody Jones
Talk 1070 AM: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 08.20
Guest co-host Bob Simon
Talk 1070 AM: Brian Bailey Show - 08.20
Guest John Grieco

From - August 19th
-Al Myatt:
View from the East - 08.19
Deja Vu: Pirates to tip off in 'Pack Tourney
Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 08.19
-Sammy Batten:
Football Recruiting Report - 08.18
Future Pirate tough-guy 'lives for football'

From - August 18th
-Brian Bailey:
From the Anchor Desk - 08.18
Scrimmage No. 1 fuels praise aplenty
Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 08.18

From - August 17th
Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 203 - 08.17
Heavy load on J.P's shoulders
Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 08.17

-Spirited Competition Period Concludes Lone Practice
-August 19 Practice Photo Gallery
-Moore Named To Butkus Award Watch List
-Former Pirate Courtney Willis Inks Professional Contract
-Pirate Magazine To Premiere In Prime Time
-ECU Women's Track Team Named All-Academic
-2004 Women's Soccer Preview
-Volleyball Preview- No Seniors, No Problem for ECU in 2004
-Pirates Work Through Second Two-A-Day Session
-ECU Airs It Out In First Preseason Scrimmage

From the Washington (NC) Daily News
Pirates review Tuesday's scrimmage
-Where's the depth for ECU?
-Leach makes two tackles for Packers
-Freshman quarterback opening up some eyes
-Pinkney looks solid in scrimmage
-Pirates will hold first scrimmage today

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
ECU roundup- Pirate women receive verbal commitment
-Moore makes Butkus list
-Pirates are ready for new old guys to make their mark
-ECU’s Herrion not interested in LaSalle job
-Pirate football players starting to feel effects of bumps and bruises
-Offense shines for ECU
-ECU moves up in university ranking
ECU dorms open for fall

ECU aims to leave 1-11 season in the past
Winston Salem Journal

From the New Bern Sun-News
-Bland shines at WR for Pirates
-Pirates offense passes first test

Pinkney, Bland shine in Pirates scrimmage
Kinston Free Press

ECU airs it out in scrimmage
Raleigh News & Observer

QB Troth gets 2nd chance at Liberty
Charlotte Observer

ECU grad to compete on 'Survivor''  - 8.18.04
The (Maine) Press Herald

Next Opponent news from the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Injuries hamper WVU preparation

August 16, 2004

Al Myatt: View from the East - 08.16
Outside perceptions complicate Neinas mission

Thad Mumau: Hoops Recruiting Report - 08.16
'Invasion of the Talent Snatchers' descends on N.C.

Nuggets: Notes from ECU and beyond - 08.16

Advertisement: FOR SALE - BONESVILLE MAGAZINE - 08.16

-ECU Works Through Rainy Conditions Again
-August 15 Practice Photo Gallery

Former ECU golfer could find new career in television
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates sail through another rainy day
Winston Salem Journal

From the Washington Daily News
-Thompson- 'It's just football'
-Wet practice for the Pirates

Byner Makes Transition Into Coaching


August 22, 2004

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacs' Grobe says offensive line looks fatigued during scrimmage
-Linebacker commits to play for Deacons

Holtz may be on last leg as South Carolina coach
Wilmington Star-News

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Can the Sunshine State and Sedgefield coexist?
A&T football notebook- Starting QB job still up in the air

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Amato tired of questions about starting QB
-Heels get 'typical' scrimmage
-Devils hoping two defensive coordinators are better than one
-Duke's off-season shakeup nothing new for survivors
-Running theme in Eagles' scrimmage

Top North Carolina college football prospects for 2004
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
Tar Heels learning in the wings
-McGill returns in UNC scrimmage
-Pack picks QB! (Just kidding)
National: The best of the BCS
-National: Best games to watch
-National: Heisman hopefuls

USC quarterbacks solid in scrimmage
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Leaders begin to emerge for Tigers
Greenville (SC) News

From the Charlotte Observer
-Tom Knotts- Starting over at Duke
-Charlotte Bobcats unveil new uniforms (photos)

August 21, 2004

From the Anderson Independent
Myrick's status still questionable
-Summers' spot on chart unknown

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Eagles off and running
-N.C. Central's opener moved to County Stadium

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Area football teams will greet their fans this weekend
-UNC's McGill sidelined

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Busy Summer
-Deacons to scrimmage at Groves today
-Running Wide Open- North Carolina's Mitchell working hard to reach his potential as a wide receiver

Overture for USC, Charleston series fails
Columbia (SC) The State

Bowden- Give me six, not three
Greenville (SC) News

August 17-20, 2004

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-ACC picks championship site
Charlotte's bid never had a chance
-Panthers handle Manning, Giants
-Durant has plenty of targets
-Wolfpack's Amato not a happy camper
Late-night viewing with a twist
-Devils hope freshmen catch on
-Tar Heels' Page out for season
-No gloom for 'Doom Squad'
-Wolfpack seeks offensive balance
-Barth gives UNC a kick
-Wolfpack QBs 'neck and neck'

From the Charlotte Observer
-Panthers' grade- Big pass
-Jacksonville lands ACC title game
-Wake Forest should be much-improved
-Blue Devils prepare for first full season under Roof

From the Anderson Independent
Clemson releases 2004-05 schedule
-Clemson offense shows signs of life

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Sunny future for ACC
-Ferry deserves Hall induction
-Williams settling into role, for now

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Tar Heels' defensive line leader out for the season
-Questions -- and answers -- about the ACC football championship

August 16, 2004

Deacons stay dry, thanks to new turf
Greensboro News-Record

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Questions arise, answers differ after Gamecocks' scrimmage
-Football report- Cory Boyd suffers sprained knee
-Whitehurst will be key to success for Clemson

Status of NCSU's Brown still unknown
New Bern Sun-Journal


August 22, 2004

ACC title game will impact Florida bowls
Orlando Sentinel

From the Birmingham News
After staring down cancer, Sullivan again ready to tackle Blazers offense
-Blazers start work on Baylor

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-TU starting job still up for grabs
-Tulane broadcaster talks some football

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers' Calipari Olympic bound
-Tigers share battle scars
-Tigers await schedule decision
-Tiger football notebook

From the Tampa Tribune
-USF Player's Home Destroyed By Hurricane
-Defense Dominates In Closed Scrimmage

From the Chicago Sun-Times
-Frogs, Cards try to leave C-USA as champions
-Marshall looks for one last MAC title

From the Louisville Courier Journal
-U of L boasts its own Four Horsemen
-Forde's fearless game-by-game football forecast

From the Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette Mail
-Rust still showing for Herd
-Marshall football notebook
-Marshall scrimmage statistics

Pruett sees steady progress from Herd
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Miners sluggish in Sun Bowl scrimmage
El Paso Times

-Rain Fails to Dampen UC Offense
-Football Outlook- Kicking Game

BCA Classic, UW on MU dance card
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bills spoil Warming's return by easing past Creighton 1-0
St Louis Post Dispatch

August 21, 2004

-C-USA To Introduce Football Championship in 2005
-Top 10 C-USA Moments: Tulane Football Posts Perfect 12-0 Season in 1998

Conference USA eyes '05 for title game
Houston Chronicle

From the Orlando Sentinel
-C-USA title-game site not tough choice
-C-USA plans football title game

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-C-USA ADs vote for '05 title game
-Loss of Casnave exacerbates D-line problems

Carter working extra for Eagles
Hattiesburg American

Thunderstorms, lightning cancel Tulane's practice
New Orleans Times Picayune

Cards focus on yardage
Louisville Courier Journal

Whaley leaves Bearcats for NAIA Walsh University
Cincinnati Post

Offense shines in intrasquad scrimmage
Cincinnati Enquirer

-Football Outlook- Linebackers
-Football Outlook- Secondary

SMU turns to junior colleges for a transfer of fortune
Dallas Morning News

Ft Worth Star Telegram

From the El Paso Times
-Miners will unveil new uniforms
-System gives the backers freedom

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tiger WR looking forward
-U of M Football Notebook

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Pruett sends message at MU practice
-Herd faces rare I-A foe in opener

August 17-20, 2004

-2005-06 Men's Basketball Schedule to Feature 14-Game Regular Season Format
-Seven C-USA Linebackers Named To Butkus Award Watch List
-C-USA Top 10 Moments- Louisville advances to Sweet 16 of 1996 NCAA Volleyball Tournament
-C-USA Top 10 Moments- Cincinnati Men's Basketball Team Defeats No. 1 Duke at 1998 Carrs Great Alaska Shootout
-C-USA's Top 10 Moments- Houston's Jenny Adams Wins 2000 NCAA Long Jump title
-C-USA Top 10 Moments- 2002 Louisville Football Team Defeats No. 4 Florida State
-Two C-USA Players Named to Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of Year Watch List
-DeAngelo Williams of Memphis Named to Hossman Trophy Watch List
-Will John on Hermann Trophy Watch List

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
Wave happy to get a little assistance
Coach patiently waits for QB to take charge
-Wave's Spincer is sizing up a new position
-Special teams hope for return to form

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger
-O's progress offsets D's loss
-Kickin' it in Africa
-Casnave's ailing neck an issue; McCaleb gets notice
-Eagles work on run defense

From the Hattiesburg American
Moore understands Southern Miss system this year
-Injury ends Casnave's playing days
-Eagles' defense motivated
-Southern Miss offense will face high expectations

From the Birmingham News
League ADs vote for title game
-Blazers' opener just around the corner
-UAB's Woodfin named to Butkus list
-Blazers' Cook tackles new position aggressively
-Bruising back
-UAB's younger players make presence known

From the Birmingham Post-Herald
UAB, Brown like to get the run-around
Brown likes how UAB is shaping up
Despite pain, UAB corner makes gains

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
U of M Football Notebook
-U of M's West calls an audible
-Tigers consider exempt tourney
-U of M offense sleeps on the job
-Tiger Football Notebook
-West looks for quality in scrimmage

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
-Whaley Leaving UC Program
UC aims for better receiving
-Dantonio makes play for his staff
-Grieving husband thanks UC family

Petrino, Cardinals draw applause
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

All Michael doesn't do is get bushed
Louisville Courier-Journal

From the Dallas Morning News
-Conference USA basketball format is set 2005 season
MWC schedule for 2005 featuring TCU unveiled

From the Ft Worth Star Telegram
-TCU Notes
-TCU Notes
-TCU Football Notes

Conference USA settles on championship-game format
Charleston (WV) Gazette

USF's Home Basketball Slate Doesn't Feature Big Schools
Tampa Tribune

From the El Paso Times
Miners get first day off after 16 fall practices
-Palmer looks good in new role

From the Orlando Sentinel
-C-USA plans football title game

-Focus is on getting, retaining possession
-Offensive line is going to be young
-Offensive tackle Ulsh decides to leave team

August 16, 2004

Conference USA Football Outlook
Charlotte Observer

From the
-Golden Eagles Hold Media Day, Wrap Up First Week Of Preseason Drills
-Head Football Coach Jeff Bower’s Comments From Media Day

Eagles reload on defense
Biloxi Sun-Herald

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger
-Liberty Bowl loss won't be brushed off
-Young finds niche at USM
-Almond rises from wreckage

Green Wave Hold Two High-Energy Practices

Tiger Football Camp - Day 5

Lasting impression
Birmingham News

TCU Football Notes
Ft Worth Star Telegram

Football Outlook: The Running Game

College stadiums- What's in a name?
Dallas Morning News

Verpaele's Play Catches Leavitt's Eye
Tampa Tribune

Petrino pleased with defense in scrimmage
Tampa Tribune

UCF offices warm but operational
Orlando Sentinel

From the El Paso Times
-Sophomore placekicker eases UTEP worries
-Socorro provides perfect setting for Miners

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-MU Notebook- Herd completes rugged week
-War in the trenches