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November 21, 2004

-Denny O'Brien: Despite loss, healing has begun - 11.21
-Bonesville: Late boot beats Bucs - 11.21
-Bonesville: ECU-Memphis Box Score - 11.21
Bonesville Bytes Audio: Thompson, Brindise, Pinkney - 11.21
-Bonesville: ECU schedule, scores, attendance, TV - 11.21
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 11.21
Utah rout of old nemesis BYU forces BCS hand
College football weekend: stars & storylines

Memphis Kicks Late Field Goal To Defeat ECU

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Williams runs wild over East Carolina
-Late field goal downs Pirates

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pirates ponder 'what if?'
-This plot almost a shocker

From the Washington (NC) Daily News
-Late field goal foils Pirates
-Cowboys' Copper is ready for Ravens
-Garrard makes good on chance to run Jaguars' offense
-Leach looks forward to his opportunity to play

Late field goal gives Memphis 38-35 victory
New Bern Sun-Journal

From the Kinston Free Press
-Pirates reflect attitude of their coach
-Pirates' upset bid fails as Memphis wins, 38-35

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Saved by the kick
-University of Memphis Postgame

ECU turnovers help Memphis win 38-35
Winston Salem Journal

ON THE JAGUARS- Garrard's future looks bright, but questions may linger
Florida Times Union

November 20, 2004

-Bonesville: J.T. settlement finalized - 11.20
-Bonesville: Wolfpack gangs up on Pirates - 11.20
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 11.20
ABC Television backing out of BCS sweepstakes?
Former Louisville hoops star dead at 48
Bonesville: Memphis at ECU Game Day Audio Streams - 11.20
WNCT: Pirate Weekend with Patrick Johnson - 11.20
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 11.20
WGHB: Live @ 5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 11.20

From the
-Pirates Run Out Of Gas In BCA Title Game Against NC State
-Lady Pirate Basketball Defeats Duquesne In Season Opener
-ECU Swimming and Diving Compete In Nike Cup
-Volleyball Falls to Houston at Conference USA Tournament, 3-0

Memphis vs East Carolina
Saturday November 20th
2:00 p.m. ET
Bagwell Field, Dowdy-FIcklen Stadium
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ECU Live Audio Feed

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-McCoy learns to deal with different roles
-Magic stops
-Can ECU have a happy ending
-Pirates hear Baldwin-Tener’s message loud and clear
-In the end, money still makes the college football world turn
-Contract settled between ECU and Thompson

From the Kinston Free Press
-N.C. State hammers Pirates in BCA finals
-Pirates host Tigers in home finale
-ECU releases Thompson settlement details

Pack quickly dashes East Carolina's hopes
Durham Herald Sun

Pirates try and regroup after Thomspon resigns
New Bern Sun-Journal

N.C. State races to 34-point rout of ECU
Winston Salem Journal

Wolfpack roll to BCA crown
Courier Tribunel

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Precise Pack baffles Pirates
-Pirates now in discomfort zone

Wolfpack gets easy win
Greensboro News-Record

College basketball- N.C. State rolls past East Carolina
Fayetteville Observer

Pirates try and regroup after Thomspon resigns
New Bern Sun Journal

Avery and Doss not at a loss
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Fountain construction progressing
The East Carolinian

November 19, 2004

-Denny O'Brien: Showdown set - 11.19
Bonesville Bytes: Bill Herrion postgame audios - 11.19
-Bonesville: Pirates skin Beavers - 11.19
-Henry Hinton:
Henry's Highlights - 11.19
Holland move exorcizes ECU's demons
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 11.19
Holtz paves way for ascension of Spurrier at South Carolina
Mountain West Conference bonanza rides on Utah-BYU game
WGHB: Miller Lite Sports Bar with Jonathan Ellerbe - 11.19
WGHB: Live @ 5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 11.19
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 11.19

From the
-ECU Advances To BCA Title Game With Two-Point Win
Lady Pirate Basketball Completes 2005-06 Signing Class
Krog and Bruce Sign Letters Of Intent With Women's Golf

Basketball - BCA Classic Final
NC State vs East Carolina
Friday November 19th
7:30 p.m. ET
RBC Center - Raleigh, NC
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Need a coach- How about Hatcher?
Macon Telegraph

Clemson coordinator looks at East Carolina
Columbia (SC) The State

Welsh Would Consider Return To Coaching
Charlottesville Daily Progress

Oregon State Falls Short Against East Carolina, 64-62
Oregon State Athletics

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Next up- Wolfpack
-Duquesne first up for ECU women
-Holland speaks publicly on Thompson situation
-ECU fans are split on Thompson termination

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pirates survive Beavers' threat
-Friday critical of colleges firing coaches in season
-Grobe says he is staying at Wake

From the Washington (NC) Daily News
-Pirates head to BCA Invitational championship
-Senior swan song for nine Pirates
-East Carolina head coach has contract 'terminated'
-Current, former players react to Thompson's release
-Pirates losing a class act

Reversal of Fortune
Corvallis Gazette-Times

Pirate ship seeks new captain
The East Carolinian

ECU gets by Oregon State in BCA Invitational
Winston Salem Journal

With Tigers' success comes higher standards
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Wimprine makes Tigers' offense go
New Bern Sun-Journal

Leftwich ‘doubtful’

November 18, 2004

-Al Myatt: View from the East - 11.18
Formidable AD faces formidable repair job
-Bonesville: Thompson era terminated - 11.18
-Bonesville: Turnover at ECU - 11.18
-Bonesville: Pirates pummel Pepperdine - 11.18
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 11.18
No separate divisions planned for future Big East
Old nemesis stands in Utes' path to BCS bid
WNCT: Bonesville Power Hour - 11.18
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 11.18
WGHB: ECU Press Conference - J.T. Resigns - 11.18
WGHB: John Thompson Call-in Show - 11.18
WGHB: Locker Room with Kevin & Kevin - 11.18
WGHB: From The Booth with Jeff Charles - 11.18
WGHB: Live @ 5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 11.18

From the
-East Carolina Head Football Coach John Thompson Resigns
Pirates Face Oregon State In BCA Semifinal
-Pirates Rout Pepperdine, 80-58, in BCA Opener

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates deal with change
-Timing of decision surprised Thompson
-ECU reverses tide on Waves in opener
-Thompson done as ECU football coach

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Thompson quits as ECU football coach
-East Carolina trips Pepperdine

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Thompson ousted at ECU
-ECU pulls plug on bad situation
-Pirates unfazed by Waves
-What they're saying
-Sheridan still open to coaching

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Pirates want BCA title this time
-Thompson resigns as Pirates coach
-ECU fans have mixed feelings about decision
-ECU athletics director Terry Holland's statement on the resignation of head football coach John Thompson

Thompson resigns at East Carolina
Fayetteville Observer

Two losing seasons force ECU's Thompson to quit
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-A short stay
-Reactions to ECU's decision full of emotions
-Pirates rally in second half to crush Pepperdine

From the Kinston Free Press
-Holland, Pirate Nation should be ashamed
-Heat at ECU turned on wrong coach

From the Wilmington Star-News
-It was a wild opening week in football
-Coach Thompson out at ECU

Cuic delivers in the clutch
Corvallis (OR) Gazette Times

Oregon State Downs Siena 69-67
Oregon State Athletics

Pepperdine Falls 80-58 To East Carolina in Season-Opener Wednesday Afternoon
Pepperdine Athletics

November 17, 2004

ECU coach fired
Raleigh News & Observer

Source- Thompson to step down at end of season
YAHOO! Sports

-Brian Bailey:
From the Anchor Desk - 11.17
Hoops season here for 'left-handed' Pirates
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 11.17
National talent hunt lands 12 diamond prospects for ECU
BCA tourney takes on distinct Wolfpack flare
WGHB: Live@5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 11.17
WGHB: Press Box with Troy Dreyfus - 11.17
WGHB: Extra Point with Dan Eberhard & Shawn Farmer - 11.17
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 11.17
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show - 11.17
WNCT: J.T. Press Conference - 11.17

From the
-Pirates And Waves Open BCA Invitational Wednesday
-Pirate GameWeek 2004
-Weekly Press Conference Luncheon For Nov. 16, 2004
-Baseball Announces 12 Signees to 2006 Class
-Cherie Mills Signs National Letter of Intent For Women's Basketball

From the Washington (NC) Daily News
-Pirates make ready for BCA Invitational
-Thompson- Pirate Nation, this bud's for you

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates add 12 new recruits
-Pirates playing for pride in final 2 games
-Mills signs with Pirates

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Pirates aim to ride Waves
-ECU seniors prepare for final stand

Memphis star to challenge ECU
Raleigh News & Observer

From Pepperdine Athletics
-Pepperdine Tips Off 2004-05 Campaign Wednesday Against East Carolina
-Waves Ranked No. 7 In The Mid-Major Top 25 Preseason Poll

Wave's Westphal happy to speak his mind
CBS Sportsline

Young ECU prepares for Memphis
Winston Salem Journal

East Carolina has much to be angry about
Bellevue News Democrat (AP)

From The East Carolinian
-Pirates Bull-ied around, 41-17
-Pirates open second half smokin', "Cook" Bulldogs

Sophomore receiver is stepping up for the Tigers
Memphis Commercial Appeal

November 16, 2004

-Denny O'Brien:
Pirate Notebook No. 216 - 11.16
J.T.'s case a tough sell
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 11.16
Badiane joins Heels' Felton on one-game suspension
BCS football rankings
AP college basketball poll
WGHB: Live@5 - Troy D. & Ellerbe - 11.16
WGHB: Sportsline - Josh Spence & Allen Thomas - 11.16
WNCT: Sports Verdict - Professor, Kicker & Yankee Boy - 11.16
WNCT: Talk of the Town - Henry Hinton - 11.16

From the
-Badiane Declared Ineligible For Season Opener
-Lady Pirates Add Jihan Howard to 2004-05 Roster
-Norwegian Junior Golf Champion Inks National Letter Of Intent With Pirates
-Garrard Impressive In Only Second Start

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Badiane must sit for ECU’s opener
-Howard is granted waiver for Pirates

Conference USA Notes
Ft Worth Star Telegram

Badiane to miss opener
Raleigh News & Observer

Now we know- Jags' backup QB is capable
Florida Times-Union

November 15, 2004

-Ron Cherubini:
Pirate Time Machine EXTRA - 11.15
Bailey Brenner's Story: A Portrait of Determination
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 11.15
C-USA standings, scoreboard, schedule & TV
Utes close in on BCS berth
Associated Press football poll

From the
-Pirates Fall to South Florida, 41-17
-ECU Swimming and Diving Defeats George Washington

Former Pirate has career day
Washington (NC) Daily News

Florida Times-Union

-Garrard states his case
David Garrard discusses his performance and the win over Detroit. (corrected link)

Garrard Leads Jags Past Lions 23-17 in OT
Durham Herald Sun

Big day for Garrard
Raleigh News & Observer


November 21, 2004

From the Anderson Independent
-Brawls spoil big day for Tigers, Holtz
-Fighting starts early, escalates late in game
-Tigers dominate from the start
-Bowl options plentiful for both teams

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Tigers too tough
-Spurrier credits years at Duke for distinct coaching style
-League schools split onexpansion

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Bowls hold teams' fate
-In the end, the rivalry only grows
-Tigers claw into USC
-USC-Clemson game summary
-Gamecocks wish Holtz best
-USC set for 'Fun 'n' Gun'
-Paladins walk on Mocs

From YAHOO! Sports
-South Carolina, Clemson players fight on field
-No. 12 Miami 52, Wake Forest 7
-North Carolina 40, Duke 17

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Hurricanes thump Deacons
-Durant leads Tar Heels
-UNC gives Bunting a two-year extension
-S.C. State tops A&T; Western, Elon beaten
-Merriweather, Tigers rip Gamecocks 29-7
-Appalachian races to easy win over Erskine

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-UNC rings Duke's bell
-Tar Heels have lots of work to do
-Blue Devils begin season with rout

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Aggies lose in Rivalry Classic
-Duke has a Devil of a defense
-Ringing approval for Bunting

Heels bowl 'em over
Fayetteville Observer

November 20, 2004

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Santa Clara Upsets No. 4 N. Carolina 77-66
-Duke men fight for respect
-Duke-UNC rivalry hits new levels

From the Charlotte Observer
Visiting Davidson shocks Missouri
-Tar Heels outplayed in opener

College football predictions
Fayetteville Observer

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Tar Heels shocked
-Blue Devils will open season at home tonight
-ASU to play polar opposite in Erskine

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-USC caught in eye of storm
-Spurrier- ‘It’s . . . going to happen’
-Augusta denies involvement in Spurrier, South Carolina job
-Gameday preview
-More promise than production
-How USC hit rock bottom
-USC in for wild ride with Spurrier
-Gamecocks-Tigers rivalry fails to capture nation's imagination

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Point taken- Broncos knock off No. 4 Heels
-Pressure on the "D"
- Duke's brand will endure
-Call this the Hope Bowl

Deacs aim to catch up to Canes
Greensboro News-Record

Seahawks men take hoops opener
Wilmington Star-News

November 19, 2004

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Coming of age
-Mediocre seasons now rewarded

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack grinds out win
-Tar Heels' trip ready to begin
-UNC'S 'blue period' could be history
-Baker learns, bides time behind Durant
-Mauk will start for Wake at Miami
-Duke is looking good
-Gray delivers for Deacons
-Canes last on Forbes' list of franchise values

Not perfect, but Wolfpack romps
Fayetteville Observer

From the Greensboro News Record
-Deacs bound for Big Apple
-Hodge's 21 sounds nice to Wolfpack
-UNCG counting on youth brigade

From the Winston Salem Journal
-It's on to New York
-Hodge's 21 lead State past Elon
-Williams ready to get started with Tar Heels
-Pepperdine rolls past Siena; Fairleigh-Dickinson cruises
-Rams going to Charlotte for a weekend twinbill
-Cavaliers roll past Bobcats; James sparks win with 19
-All Alone Out There

Holtz to retire, Spurrier expected to replace him
Greenville (SC) News

From Columbia (SC) The State
-AP Newsbreak- Holtz to retire after season
-Effects of last season’s lop-sided finale lingered long after the joy and pain

Spurrier would make losing fun
Charlotte Observer

November 18, 2004

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Hopes are high- It's hoops time
-Pack impressive in opening victory
-Event will fund BCA activities
-Elon advances to face N.C. State
-Roof takes quip in stride
-Flat three is UNC's 'D'

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Packing a wallop
-Duke-UNC rivalry has new ring to it
-Durant legacy on the line
-Another well-deserved award for Walker

A (Big) Easy win
Fayetteville Observer

Report- Spurrier to SC if Holtz steps down

Bowl hopes rest squarely on rivalry
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Holtz worried about distractions
-Tigers, Tar Heels battling for bowl slot
-South Carolina showdown

From the Greensboro News Record
-Danelius is back and feeling good
-Duke's short on personnel, not endurance
-Wolfpack batters old friend in opener

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Pack wins opener
-Deacons well aware Rams are dangerous
-ACC Notebook
-Laney to step down as athletics director at Appalachian State
-Few minorities have jobs as coaches, ADs

Football at ODU- Discussion resumes
The Virginian-Pilot

November 17, 2004

From the Durham Herald Sun
-UNC's Brown- Losing to Duke 'like getting beat by girl'
-Few challenges await Wolfpack in BCA event
-A flying start for Eagles

State starts season tonight
Fayetteville Observer

BCA: Siena ready to go
Albany (NY) Times Union

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Wolfpack takes aim at a banner season
-Hodge a victim of flawed vote
-It isn't as easy as 1-2-3 at UNC
-According to SI, Tar Heels No. 1
-Duke's record deceiving
-UNC fires first salvo at Duke
-Former Pack star returns to face his alma mater
-Wolfpack season-ticket sales a howling success
-On the heels of a bowl
-Heels want to reclaim bell

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Booster makes pitch for Holtz to stay
Tigers’ struggle to score is a disappointment

From the Greensboro News-Record
-N.C. State basketball capsule
-History major McGruder makes ACC football history for Wake Forest
-Tar Heels hit books to try for Hawaii 4.0
-Tar Heels know about the toll of missing Victory Bell

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Bears rally to beat Rams
-Deacons' Grobe seeks consistency
-Brown, Heels hope to pay Devils back
-Towe will come back to Raleigh tonight as coach of Privateers
-NBA: Bell rallies Jazz past Bobcats

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Clock is ticking on Wake's season
-UNC's Brown delivers first blow leading up to Duke game

UNCW- New season on the verge
Wilmington Star News

UNO (0-0) at North Carolina State (0-0)
New Orleans Times-Picayune

November 16, 2004

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Streaky Deacons win
-Holtz keeps mum about future plans
-SPECIAL- Blue Devils relish rivalry with Tar Heels
-Stitt's battle-tested WSSU team will open regular season tonight

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Wake Forest advances to second round of NIT with win
-Contract- A&T owes former AD severance

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Can Duke beat UNC two years in a row?
-Duke remembers the senior they lost
-A new chapter at NCCU

From Columbia (SC) The State
Emotional day expected as Stockstill returns to Death Valley
-Sales pitch touts USC’s foundation

A look at ACC bowl picture
Charlotte Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Same old Deacons
-St. Aug's opens with upset win
-NCHSAA: Playoff system working

Duke tops list with 2005 men's basketball class
Fayetteville Observer

UNCW signs two guards
Wilmington Star-News

November 15, 2004

From the Winston Salem Journal
-NIT It's Showtime
-Nothing Is Easy
-Ding Dong- Tar Heels want the Victory Bell back
-Mountaineers soared and sank in a wildly erratic season
-Panthers climb from big hole to defeat 49ers

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-All eyes on Paul, Deacons
Annual gripes about BCS likely will resume today

Greensboro News-Record

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Clemson’s bowl hopes depend on rivalry win
-Bowden blames self for sluggish output
-Holtz begins rivalry preparations early
-Gamecocks fight for postseason position
-Market may finally tame Darlington
-Raceway faces future under caution flag

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Is 'The Game' the Rx?
-Which loss was worse-
-Gamecocks remember 2003
-The finale, Southern-style
-Fans sad to see era end

Fridge vs. Cockabooses; Choo Choo vs. Ace
Charlotte Observer

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Duke Monday Morning QB
-UNC Monday Morning QB
-N.C. State Monday Morning QB


November 21, 2004

-Saturday Football Roundup
-Semifinal Bracket for 2004 ChevronTexaco C-USA Volleyball Tournament Completed

From YAHOO! Sports
-No. 8 Louisville 65, Houston 27
-Cincinnati 45, S. Florida 23
-UAB 20, Army 14
-TCU 42, Southern Miss 17
-Tulsa 34, San Jose St. 24
-No. 24 Texas-El Paso 57, SMU 27
-Marshall 31, Western Michigan 21

Tiger A.D. expects bid to Mobile bowl
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Houston Chronicle
-Louisville sprints while UH sputters, lose 65-27
-Not the way UH wanted to bow out

Guidugli shines in home finale
Cincinnati Enquirer

From the St Petersburg Times
-UC's QB has game, if not name, to remember
-Hall packs full game into a quarter
-Injury bug comes back to bite Bulls
-USF wins 5th straight season opener with FT

From the Tampa Tribune
-Bulls Suffer Pronounced Defeat
-Lousy Defense Contributed To Bulls' Demise
-Bulls' Bowl Aspirations Possible But Murky
-Bulls Survive Opener

Blazing a new trail
Birmingham News

From the Tampa Tribune
-Good riddance, C-USA
-Army RB Jones may miss Navy
-How they scored

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-Frogs send Eagles down in flames 42-17
-Latest loss leaves USM trying to salvage season
-QB Almond sidelined again with back spasms

Positive charge
Ft Worth Star Telegram

From the Dallas Morning News
-TCU bowls over Southern Miss, 42-17
-SMU coach Bennett will be back in 2005

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-Tulane battling UCLA, service academies for Block
-Wave seeks improvement

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-'We're not through'
-Give 'em Tinch and he'll take a mile 
-U of L escapes close call on Oahu

MU 66, KSU 61- Novak leads way
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

From the St Louis Post-Dispatch
-SLU makes time to bond as team
-Game Day- SLU vs. E. Michigan

Miners win final home game
El Paso Times

Herd subdues feisty Broncos
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

November 20, 2004

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Zoning out
-Carney shows New York he can make 'em anywhere
-U of M postgame

Bearcats Win Season Opener Over Valpo

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH men race past McNeese St. 85-72
-Louisville At Houston

MU 84, SHSU 71- Sharing spotlight
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Billikens fall to Austin Peay in opener of Paradise Jam
St Louis Post Dispatch

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Green Wave's aim off in opener
-Green Wave just wants to continue winning ways

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
Eustachy era to launch
-USM takes aim at TCU's beat-up pass defense

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-Eustachy readies his team for battle
-Who- Southern Miss (5-3, 4-2) vs. TCU (4-5, 2-4) When- 2 p.m.,...

TCU looks to avenge last year's loss to Southern Miss
Picayune Item

Army bids farewell to C-USA
Hudson Valley (NY) Times Record-Herald

Greatest Bearcats quarterback ever?
Cincinnati Enquirer

Bowl eligible, but UAB wants more
Birmingham Post-Herald

TCU likes chances for sweep
Dallas Morning News

From the Louisville Courier Journal
-Cards can ill afford to coast
-Seasiders give Pitino chance to gauge team's progress

From the Tampa Tribune
-Bulls Discover Their World Isn't Over
-Bulls Are Eager To Put Nightmare Behind Them

From the Ft Worth Star Telegram
-Frogs' bowl hopes on the line
-Horned Frogs must dig deep to salvage another bowl berth

November 19, 2004

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-U of M 81, St. Mary's 66- Carney lifts Tigers
-Preview- U of M vs. Syracuse
-Calkins- Get on bandwagon (any band)
-Calkins' picks- Banowsky owes bowl to faithful in Memphis

No. 24 Memphis Advances to CVC Classic Finals With Win Over Saint Mary's, 81-66

From the Birmingham News
-This Army has more firepower

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
Bower still hot about costly call
USM determined to shake off skid
Eagles set to make a run at Frogs' 'D'

From the Ft Worth Star Telegram
-Frogs take aim at loftier goals
-TCU has memories to motivate

Right-hand man
Birmingham Post-Herald

Three freshmen won't face charges
St Petersburg Times

Cardinals lay it on the O-line
Louisville Courier-Journal

Southern Miss may change secondary for Horned Frogs
Mobile Register

USF's Chance Out For Season With Ankle Injury
Tampa Tribune

Wave's Finney welcomes difficult test in opener
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Signees bolster Bearcats' ranks
Cincinnati Post

Carruth focusing on basketball
Hattiesburg American

Billikens point to Polk
St Louis Post-Dispatch

Three C-USA Baseball Players Named NCBWA Preseason All-Americans

Progress is evident on UCF Fieldhouse
Orlando Sentinel

UNCW just what Jirsa ordered
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

November 18, 2004

-2004 Conference USA Volleyball Tournament
-C-USA Announces Volleyball All-Decade Awards
-Albert Means of Memphis to Play in East-West Shrine Game
-C-USA Women's Basketball Fall Signees
-Fall C-USA Baseball Signees

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-This is not your '01 tourney
-U of M football notebook- Means selected to play in Shrine game

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
UC's Germany not indicted in stabbing
-Cincinnati Bearcats- Men's preview

Win over Army could help clear bowl picture
Birmingham News

Army set to say farewell to C-USA
Birmingham Post-Herald

From the Mobile Register
-USM air attack a sore point
-GMAC Bowl possibilities are wide-open

Liberty, Emerald eye Navy
Washington (DC) Times

From the Houston Chronicle
-Briles' pain becomes Houston staff's gain
-Louisville building new tradition
-UH Notebook- Penders' butterflies can't hide his thrills

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-Rock Bottom?
-Bower still hot about costly call
-UAB nears bowl breakthrough

From the Hattiesburg American
-Golden Eagles continue to lag in passing game
-Southern Miss grad rates rise

From the Ft Worth Star Telegram
-Frogs could have a glitch in the system
-Frogs' hopes hinge on home-field edge

Geisler getting his kicks for USF
St Petersburg Times

From the Tampa Tribune
-USF Women's Basketball Team Starting To Get Noticed
-USF's Geisler Could See Action As Kicker

From the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
-Cards continue climb in polls, BCS standings
-Louisville adds game against BYU-Hawaii

Cards' best holiday wish- Miami twice
Louisville Courier-Journal

November 17, 2004

-DeAngelo Williams of Memphis Named a Doak Walker Award Semifinalist
-C-USA Swimmer/Divers of the Week

From the Houston Chronicle
-Cougars lose to Missouri
-Missouri's inside game too much for Cougars

From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
-MU 69, AF 65- Diener does his thing
-Wade has moved on to big things

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers hyped about Garden party
-U of M football notebook- Williams clears trophy hurdle

UC Men Launch Season vs. Valpo

Memphis Basketball Notes

TCU men's basketball at a glance
Dallas Morning News

Blazers improve in final exhibition
Birmingham Post-Herald

Memphis, U of L in Liberty?
Louisville Courier-Journal

From the Hudson Valley (NY) Times Herald-Record
-UAB QB-WR connection may be NFL-worthy
-Divorce from C-USA has Army looking up
-Moving on

Golden Eagles expect revenge from TCU
Biloxi Sun Herald

Bower turns attention toward TCU
Picayune Item

From the Hattiesburg American
-USM's Eagle vandalized
-Eagles, TCU face similar situation

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-USM considers change at CB
-Blue paint applied to eagle sculpture

Southern Miss Losing Steam

From the St Petersburg Times
Bulls look to maintain pressure vs. Bearcats
-USF notebook- Senior DB's big day spells relief

UAB's Taylor exits game on a stretcher, but returns to action
Birmingham News

Memphis RB earns notice
New Orleans Times-Picayune

From the Ft Worth Star Telegram
-Inspiring fight rallying Frogs
-Nightmare loss to Texas Tech continues to haunt Horned Frogs

UTEP basketball gets TV spots
El Paso Times

November 16, 2004

-Conference USA Football Notebook
-Memphis Earns NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament Bid
-C-USA Volleyball Notebook
-UAB Eliminated from NCAA Tournament

Home for the Holidays- Utah may hold the keys to the Liberty Bowl
Daily Helmsman

USM's goals change for Horned Frogs
Mobile Register

Eagles need win vs. TCU
Biloxi Sun Herald

Cold weather bothered Tigers, Eagles
Hattiesburg American

From the Ft Worth Star Telegram
-TCU guards against obscurity
-Conference USA Men

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
U of L climbs to 10th in BCS
-Soft schedule not holding Cardinals down
-Williams, former U of L player, dies at 48

Eustachy feels reborn at So. Miss.

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
Louisville vs. U of M rematch a possibility
-Calipari schooling Banks on work ethic

UH opens Penders era with victory
Houston Chronicle

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
-Hunt- Big men need to grow
-MU 60, Ill. St. 32- Defense dominates

From the Birmingham News
-Re-energized Blazer defense ready for Army
-Taylor leads UAB over VASDA

Blazers getting back on track
Birmingham Post-Herald

From the Tampa Tribune
-Mobley Leaves Bulls Basketball Program
-Difficult Road To Bowl Game

UC's big men barely tested in exhibitions
Cincinnati Post

Downey - `I'm the best point guard in the country'
Charlotte Observer

O'Leary not thrilled with season-ender on Tuesday
Orlando Sentinel

Miners focused on final home game, not possible bowl berth
El Paso Times

November 15, 2004

-Memphis Captures Its First C-USA Men's Soccer Tournament Championship Title
-Louisville's Perfect 13-0 Receives Top Seed at C-USA Volleyball Tournament
-UAB Women's Soccer Team Falls To Tennessee, 1-0, In NCAA Second Round

Around Conference USA
USA Today

C-USA Roundup
College Football News

Liberty's dream
Louisville-Memphis rematch on Dec. 31?
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Tampa Tribune
-Finally, Bulls Have Nothing To Be Sorry About
-This Time, Bulls Finish What They Start

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MU 75, W. Carolina 64- Too close
-BCA- Rebels finish strong

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Cards enter AP top 10 for first time
-Track records show Smith, Pitino get it done

From the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
-Pitino opens reserve bank
-Lighting it up and up

Hoops Preview- Houston
Houston Chronicle

From the Birmingham News
-Blazers get final tuneup vs. VASDA
-Defense answers call

GMAC Bowl official mum on which way he's leaning
Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger

Tulane stays the course after Ricard goes down
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Guidugli, Hall take roundabout routes to UC
Cincinnati Enquirer

Practice pays off for UTEP in Rice OT victory
El Paso Times

Close, but not close enough for UCF
Orlando Sentinel

A chance to finish on a winning note
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch