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December 12, 2004

From Bonesville.net
-Al Myatt: ECU-ODU preview: Herrion searching for 'truth'
-Nuggets:
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.12
Leinart sets up Heisman vs. Heisman BCS title game
All-time Heisman Trophy winners list
Blue-Gray All-Star Classic scratched again

Men's Basketball Returns Home To Face Old Dominion
ecupirates.com

Basketball Doubleheader
Sunday December 12th
Old Dominion vs East Carolina Men
1:30 p.m. ET
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ECU Live Audio Feed
Wake Forest vs Lady Pirates
4:00 p.m. ET
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
Gametracker

Ballard gives ECU commencement speech
Greenville Daily Reflector

Oh, deer, now Raiders are in Coleman's sights
Sacramento Bee

Raiders will see what got away
Contra Costa Times

December 11, 2004

From Bonesville.net
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.11
Job security for SMU coach comes with lofty mandate
Panel pushing to tie bowl bids to grad rates
WGHB: Live@5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 12.11
WGHB: Press Box with Troy Dreyfus - 12.11
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 12.11

Women's Hoops Gears Up For Wake Forest
ecupirates.com

Monarchs Travel To ECU For Sunday Afternoon Game
odusports.com

Skip Holtz ready to shine at East Carolina
Durham Herald-Sun

U defensive coordinator resigns
St Paul Pioneer Press

Greg Hudson to be Named Coach at East Carolina
YAHOO! Sports

Hudson Leaves
Minneapolis Star-Tribune

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Petty joins ECU's coaching staff
-ECU trustees OK site plan for university heart center
-ECU hires New Yorker as new vice chancellor
-For ECU fall graduates, Cash offers some advice
-ECU Alum: 'Survivor' Contestant Julie Voted Off

December 10, 2004

From Bonesville.net
-Al Myatt: View from the East - 12.10
New football boss getting down to basics
-Bonesville: Holtz's former star QB signs onto ECU staff - 12.10
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.10
Gamecocks' ol' man "Pops" still in the limelight
Lou Groza Award winners
Ray Guy Award winners
WGHB: Live@5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 12.10
WGHB: Bill Herrion Show - 12.10
WGHB: Miller Lite Sports Bar with Jonathan Ellerbe - 12.10
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 12.10
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show - 12.10

From ecupirates.com
-Petty Named To Football Coaching Staff
-East Carolina Softball Signs Trio

Petty one of Pirates' crew
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Phil Petty named to Pirates' football staff
Washington Daily News

Pirates' Holtz hires ex-Gamecocks QB
Raleigh News & Observer

Petty joins Holtz's FB staff
New Bern Sun Journal

Pirates announce 2005 baseball schedule
Kinston Free Press

December 9, 2004

From Bonesville.net
-Henry Hinton: Henry's Highlights - 12.09
Holland busily engaged in righting the ship
-Bonesville:
O-line coach accustomed to success at ECU - 12.09
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.09
East Carolina releases 2005 baseball schedule
BCA urges athletes, coaches to shun Gamecocks
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 12.09
WNCT: Bonesville Power Hour with the Bonesville crew - 12.09
WGHB: Live@5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 12.09
WGHB: From the Booth with Jeff Charles - 12.09
WGHB: Locker Room with Kevin Monroe, Kevin Wiggins - 12.09

From ecupirates.com
-East Carolina Baseball Announces 2005 Schedule
-Shankweiler Named Offensive Line Coach

Shankweiler returns to his old post as ECU offensive line coach
Greenville Daily Reflector

Shankweiler named offensive line coach for Pirates
Columbia (SC) The State

Holtz brings Shankweiler back onto Pirates' staff
New Bern Sun Journal

Former Pirates enjoying time off from baseball
Washington Daily News

December 8, 2004

From Bonesville.net
-Brian Bailey: From the Anchor Desk - 12.08
Another long night on the road
-Bonesville: Catamounts overtake Pirates - 12.08
-Bonesville: Former ECU aide lured back by Holtz - 12.08
-Nuggets:
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.08
All-Conference USA and C-USA All-Freshman teams
Petrino waves off suitors to stay at Louisville
WTSB: Taylor Zarzour with guest Skip Holtz - 12.08
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 12.08

From ecupirates.com
-Western Carolina Edges Pirates in OT, 77-72
-Donnie Thompson Joins East Carolina Staff
-Freshman Travis Williams Named First-Team All C-USA
-Three Pirates Headline Conference USA All-Freshman Team
-Pirate Swimmers Return from a Successful US Open

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Road woes continue for ECU
-Recruiting, defense specialities of ECU’s new assistant
-Pirates’ freshman honored by C-USA

ECU's Holtz announces first addition to FB staff
New Bern Sun-Journal

WCU gets big OT win over ECU
Asheville Citizen Times

WCU Men's Basketball Defeats East Carolina, 77-72, in Overtime
Western Carolina Athletics

Catamounts turn back Pirates in overtime
Raleigh News & Observer (AP)

3-and-out now norm for coaches
MSNBC

Next Opponent: ODU’s zone defense douses hot Flame
The Virginian Pilot

December 7, 2004
Chanukah (Begins at Sundown)

From Bonesville.net
-Ron Cherubini: Pirate Time Machine No. 31 - 12.07
Cary Godette: Dye's 'best ever' still living the football life
-Nuggets:
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.07
Syracuse chancellor decides to stick with Pasqualoni
Zook selected to rejuvenate struggling Illini
WGHB: Sportsline - Josh Spence & Allen Thomas - 12.07
WGHB: Live@5 - Troy D. & Ellerbe - 12.07
WNCT: Sports Verdict - Professor, Kicker & Yankee Boy - 12.07
WNCT: Talk of the Town - Henry Hinton - 12.07

From ecupirates.com
-Men's Basketball Heads To The Mountains For Date With Western Carolina
-Women's Soccer Earns Team Academic Award

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-East Carolina men’s team travels to WCU
-ECU expected to announce new assistants
-Greenville native earns PGA Tour card

ECU hoping Holtz hire boosts ticket sales, Pirate Club donations
New Bern Sun-Journal

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Veteran returns to ECU
-It's season for firing coaches

December 6, 2004

From Bonesville.net
-Al Myatt: View from the East - 12.06
Ford mystery yields some ECU history
-Nuggets:
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.06
C-USA standings, scoreboard, bowl lineup & TV
BCS rankings, bowl pairings & TV lineup
Associated Press football poll

Nationally Ranked Baylor Beats Pirates in Championship Game
ecupirates.com

Baylor shoots down ECU
Greenville Daily Reflector

Baylor women defeat E. Carolina, 80-59
Dallas Morning News

No. 9 Baylor 80, East Carolina 59
YAHOO! Sports

From the Washington Daily News
-Copper to play on Monday Night Football
-Baylor Lady Bears pummel the ECU Lady Pirates

Baylor women win ECU event
Raleigh News & Observer

 

December 12, 2004

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Tidewater yields top football players
-Nelson almost back to full strength
-No. 8 North Carolina (6-1) vs. Loyola (2-5)
-Pack's youth excels

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Another milestone- Coach K's 'hobby' takes him toward 700 wins
-ACColades
-In Duke's case, depth is overrated
-Yet another test for Heels

Seahawks remember bust in Chicago
Wilmington Star-News

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Spurrier hires former Arkansas running back
-Tigers survive latest test

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Tigers burn the Bucs
-Hill gets the call

From the Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal
-Wofford surprises App. St.
-Tigers pass test, barely

Mike Krzyzewski- The lean years
Greensboro News-Record

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Hodge leads State to win
-Wofford topples Appalachian 75-66

Deja vu- Panthers, Rams meet again in key game
New Bern Sun-Journal

December 11, 2004

Region/1AA: Turnovers doom W&M in division semifinal
The Virginian Pilot

From the Anderson Independent
-Toledo assistant to meet with Bowden
-Exams over, Tigers return against Bucs

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Quite a lift for UNC football
-Devils add 2 football commitments
-Sentimental trip for Pack

Source- USC's Williamson likely going pro
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Hill gets ACC honors
-Williamson still on fence

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack shines but needs road test
-Blue Devils' run in College Cup ends with thud

Ruling could allow ACC replay
Charlotte Observer

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Wolfpack to play Flames today
-ASU prepares for strong Wofford
-Region: Randall is ACC player of year

December 10, 2004

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Odom defends USC's search
-Not so fast- USC's theft case not closed

Why I voted for Leinart
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Big E to All-ACC?
-Beamer named coach of year

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Cooper backs Spurrier
-WestZone hits snag

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Problems rooted in admission standards
-Tigers targeting former BYU coach
-Spurrier defends his hiring

From the Charlotte Observer
-Observer will get out of poll that influences BCS mess
-Muhammad catches fire in time for Panthers

Seahawks may lose one, gain another
Wilmington Star-News

December 9, 2004

From the Anderson Independent
-O'Cain relates dismissal to slap in the face
-Miller still unsure of NFL decision

O’Cain- Firing a ‘slap in the face’
Columbia (SC) The State

Will you give Mack a break?
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-USC looking at thefts
-'Pops' still receiving honors

From the Greenville (SC) News
-It's Miller's time
-'Pops' finishes in style
-The pain remains
-Cavs stop Furman

Bunting wants to send seniors out with win
Kinston Free Press

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Tar Heels use break to pause, reflect
-Heels get commitment from speedy defender

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Bowling has its benefits
-Pack, Heels land top recruits
-For NCHSAA, body art not a pretty picture

Petty items will rev up stock-car collection at ASU
Charlotte Observer

December 8, 2004

O'Cain remains uncertain about recent dismissal
Anderson Independent

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-CoC can’t give Tigers the slip
-BCA tells athletes to spurn USC

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Hot wings
-Five things to expect ahead
-Only 2 area players make All-ACC team
-Coach 'Tranq' signs back on with Heels

WFU's Barclay is selected to All-ACC football squad
Winston Salem Journal

From the Fayetteville Observer
-ACC leads the way with most top-100 signees (C-USA second)
-Receiver commits to UNC

Tranquill says he'll be back
Raleigh News & Observer

BCA- Stay away from Carolina
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Simpson gets SEC honor
-Firings still unclear
-Hill, Currie earn All-ACC honors
-Paladins take on Cavs

December 7, 2004

From the Anderson Independent
-Viewpoint- Did Spurrier hire lead to Clemson firings?
-Bowden won't talk about his choice for assistants
-Clemson notes- Bowden says he'll consider high school coach

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Bowden says unmet expectations lead to coaching changes
-Bowden respects Spurrier

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Paulus sticks to Duke hoops
-Hodge, Pack foul at line

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Paulus follows his heart, chooses Duke
-Who's Duke's fifth starter, and does it matter?
-College roundup- 'Jimmy V Day' in New York

From the Winston Salem Journal
-NFL: A Formula for Winning
-Mountaineers ward off threat from USC Upstate, escape with 10-point win
-Playing Dumb- Rich conferences cling to discredited BCS system in exchange for lion's share of bowl loot

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Bowden likes Miller’s draft agenda
-Video footage provided by Clemson and USC shows how shoves and slaps escalated into a season-ending brawl
-‘Mayor’ Sorensen toying with city

Worn out Tigers hope to rebound vs. Cougars
Mobile Register

December 6, 2004

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Irish fight for win
-Cary gets good reviews
-Hodge super as a sub
-Herring ready to fire up Arkansas
-Lions upset Heels

Roller-Coaster Ride
Winston Salem Journal

Hodge responds to benching
Fayetteville Observer

Paladins done in by faulty kicking game
Anderson Independent

Golden Touch- Goldsberry scores 24 as UNCW rallies to beat VCU
Wilmington Star News

Wofford surprises Tigers
Mobile Register

From the Charlotte Observer
-NFL: Catching a wave
-NBA: Bobcats likely to add Rush

 

December 12, 2004

From YAHOO! Sports
-Marquette 63, No. 24 Wisconsin 54
-Charlotte 80, Georgia St. 65
-Cincinnati 61, Detroit Mercy 44
-DePaul 84, Notre Dame 73
-Mississippi 65, Memphis 53
-Michigan 71, S. Florida 62
-No. 13 Louisville 74, Florida 70
-Illinois St. 79, Marshall 67

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Ole Miss shocks Tigers
-U of M postgame
-Surrender dumbfounds coach, but it's his team
-Tough, smart Tigers stay healthy
-U of M juggles football practice after rains

Demons send Irish a message
Chicago Sun-Times

Demons' win comes through loud, clear
Chicago Tribune

MU 63, UW 54- Bragging rights
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Cards win with empty tank
-Brewer- U of L's duo stacks up with nation's finest
-'No hard feelings' from Jurich, plenty from U of L fans

Bulldogs take bite from Bills
St Louis Post Dispatch

Michigan Tougher Than Leather
Tampa Tribune

Golden Eagles, Almond rebound from slump
Mobile Register

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-Golden Eagles making 'big deal' of bowl trip
-Eagles' postseason much like their regular season
-Johnson, Ford set tone for Golden Eagles

December 11, 2004

From conferenceusa.com
-Conference USA Bowl Notebook
-USM's Boley Named Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American
-Men's Basketball Notebook
-U of L fell to top-ranked Nebraska Friday night in NCAA Volleyball Sweet Sixteen

No. 5 Oklahoma St. 86, UAB 73
YAHOO! Sports

Plavich extends range on 3s
Charlotte Observer

UC Cagers to Remember the Titans
ucbearcats.com

Brad Soderberg guards against overreacting
St Louis Post Dispatch

Bulls' Holmes is at home on this road trip
St Petersburg Times

South Florida at Michigan
Tampa Tribune

Preview- Golden Eagles vs. Badgers
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Pitino uses radio host as leverage vs. WHAS
Lexington Herald-Leader

Kansas men gracious hosts before burying TCU, 93-74
Dallas Morning News (late)

TCU swamped by No. 2 Kansas
Ft Worth Star Telegram (late)

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-
U of M talking with West on contract 'tweak'
-U of M notebook- Tigers bring top talent to campus
-Tigers' bowl foe plays like Louisville
-Put up or shut up time for Tigers vs. Rebels

Bowl countdown begins
Hattiesburg American

Overlooked Ruffin made best of what USM had to offer
New Orleans Times Picayune

Top recuits warming up to UTEP
El Paso Times

December 10, 2004

No. 2 Kansas 93, TCU 74
YAHOO! Sports

Women's Basketball Notebook
conferenceusa.com

No. 20 Bearcats Roll To Fifth Straight Victory
ucbearcats.com

Nerves of steel a good thing for UC
Cincinnati Enquirer

TCU swamped by No. 2 Kansas
Ft Worth Star Telegram

From the Cincinnati Post
-Athletic Kirkland no match for Vanderbilt
-Bearcats slam 'Dores

Blazers head west to face Cowboys
ucbearcats.com

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
-Rivalry special to Diener
-Matchups- Badgers vs. Golden Eagles

Miners lose out on money in move
El Paso Times

Eagles have no time to catch breath
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

From the Hattiesburg American
-EAGLES' EFFORTS PAY OFF
-Edwards heads home for finale
-USM officials optimistic about ticket sales

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-
U of L's George out 3-5 weeks
-Petrino pleased the home team 
-Vollyball: This is it for Cardinals

Cards lose George to injury, Pitino to get 'creative'
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

Inconsistent Wave flirted with success
New Orleans Times-Picayune

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Give us Liberty
-Tiger problems to be fixed by any means necessary

Herd, Mountaineer ticket sales lagging
Charleston (WV) Gazette-News

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Ticket sales not meeting expectations
-Does Fort Worth ever cross your mind
?

December 9, 2004

From conferenceusa.com
-Conference USA Announces Football Players of the Year
-Louisville's Petrino Named Football Coach of the Year

49ers find shooting star
Charlotte Observer

Bearcats Host Vandy, Seeking 5th Win
ucbearcats.com

Dougherty returns to the Phog
Ft Worth Star Telegram

Diener’s sore ankle holds up well
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Eagles upend pesky Badgers
Hattiesburg American

Tigers' Williams, Cardinals' LeFors share C-USA honors
Memphis Commercial Appeal

LeFors, Brohm, Petrino honored
Louisville Courier Journal

Boley C-USA's defender of year
Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger

Hawaii may pose challenge for Blazers
Birmingham Post Herald

At home with Bearcats
Cincinnati Enquirer

SMU extends Bennett's contract
Dallas Morning News

Petrino remains a hot coach
Mobile Register

December 8, 2004

From YAHOO! Sports
-No. 13 Louisville 78, Lindsey Wilson 48
-No. 11 Pittsburgh 70, Memphis 51
-Western Carolina 77, East Carolina 72, OT
-Marquette 76, South Dakota St. 60
-Wis.-Milwaukee 57, Saint Louis 47
-Southern Miss 76, Spring Hill 60

Pitt flogs frosty Tigers
Memphis Commercial Appeal

MU 76, SDSU 60- Diener hobbled
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bills build loss brick by brick
St Louis Post Dispatch

USM spread thin in victory
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

From the Hattiesburg American
-Eustachy- 'Hatchet is buried'
-USM officials count actual attendance

49ers still frustrated by loss to Alabama
Charlotte Observer

UH Notebook- Cougars' Latham loves a tall challenge
Houston Chronicle

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Cards are double winners
-Petrino says he's off market 
-For Petrino, all that's at stake is his legacy

Petrino tries to end rumors, says he's staying at U of L
Lexington (KY) Herald Leader

Marshall, Cincinnati share much in common
Ft Worth Star Telegram

Herd RB hopes to return for UC game
Cincinnati Post

December 7, 2004

From conferenceusa.com
-Men's Basketball Notebook
-Women's Basketball Notebook

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers going against hot team and coach
-U of M's Hunt out of action again
-Tonight's game

Injury might sideline Diener
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

From the St Louis Post Dispatch
-Frericks, Bills aim for better shooting
-GAME DAY- SLU vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee
-QUICK HITS- St. Louis U. Basketball

UC struggling to score
Cincinnati Enquirer

Bearcats struggle, but still unbeaten
Cincinnati Post

Ugly brawl gave UTEP opportunity
El Paso Times

Golden Eagles played part in hurting Bears’ chances
Hattiesburg American

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-Tulane's Dickson to get award
-Demons shoot down Wave's best-laid plans

For TCU freshman guard, there's no place like home
Ft Worth Star Telegram

Cards curious about George
Louisville Courier-Journal

December 6, 2004

From conferenceusa.com
-Men's Basketball Weekend Recap
-Women's Basketball Weekend Recap

From USA Today
-Around Conference USA - Football
-Around Conference USA - Men's Basketball

Withers wants to play better defense
Charlotte Observer

Bulls' hopes hinge on D
St Petersburg Times

Arkansas St. stuns TCU, former coach
Dallas Morning News

From the Ft Worth Star Telegram
-Opponents see next year now
-Pressure gets the best of TCU

If 2,500 Marshall fans make trip, it'll be nice
Charleston (WV) Gazette-News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers play one for Jimmy V's cause
-Tigers earn praise for revitalizing program

Colorado and UTEP to face off in Houston Bowl
Houston Chronicle

Blocked extra-point spells doom for Golden Eagles
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Visitors show lots of class in game’s waning seconds
Hattiesburg American

Trouncing Tulane
Lexington (KY) Herald Leader