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East Carolina


Conference USA

December 19, 2004

-Sammy Batten: Football Recruiting Report - 12.19
— Verbals still hold as Holtz regime settles in
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.19
— Houston AD livid with Nebraska over cancellation
— Duke cans offensive coordinator Galbraith
Majerus retreats from USC back to TV booth

Pirates Drop Heartbreaker To UNC Wilmington, 57-56

ECU's women tumble versus UNC Wilmington
Greenville Daily Reflector

Former Kinston star waits his turn, emerges for Pirates
Kinston Free Press

Pirates fall again
Washington Daily News

December 18, 2004

-Bonesville: Irish connection produces 'run-stopper' - 12.18
-Bonesville: Winthrop thumps Pirates - 12.18
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.18
— Wolfpack's Hodge not short on self-esteem
James Madison rushes to I-AA championship
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 12.18
WGHB: Live@5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 12.18

-Women's Swimming Earns No. 1 National Ranking
-Pirates Fall At Home To Winthrop, 70-55
-Roggeman To Coach East Carolina Linebackers
-Women's Hoops Heads South To Face In-State Foe UNC-Wilmington

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Holtz unveils aggressive plan
-Winthrop blasts Pirates

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirate women heading for UNC Wilmington
-ECU adds 'Rock' to the staff
-Tough loss to swallow

Eagles devour Pirates
New Bern Sun-Journal

Winthrop hammers ECU
Kinston Free Press

Eagles get 5th straight victory
Charlotte Observer

From the Washington Daily News
-Thompson named to Gamecocks coaching staff
-Hudson newest coach on Pirates' staff
-Jeremy Ingram ready to join Pirates

Winthrop Downs East Carolina 70-55 For First Win Over Conference USA School (12-17-04)
Winthrop Athletics

December 17, 2004

-Al Myatt: View from the East - 12.17
— J.T. reflects after seizing fresh start
-Bonesville: PIRATE PULSE POLL NO. 1 - FB Scheduling - 12.17
-Bonesville: Holtz turns defense over to comrade-in-arms - 12.17
-Bonesville: 'K-Town phenom' finally hooks up with Pirates - 12.17
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.17
— Nebraska icon Osborne irked with aloof AD's
William & Mary QB captures Payton Award
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 12.17
WGHB: Live@5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 12.17
WGHB: Bill Herrion Show - 12.17
WGHB: Miller Lite Sports Bar - 12.17

-Eastern North Carolina Native Jeremy Ingram Ready To Join Pirates
-Hudson Named East Carolina Defensive Coordinator

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Frontcourt play key to ECU
-Friendship, climate bring Hudson to Pirates
-Thompson lands new coaching job
-Ingram officially enrolls, has 2 years of eligibility

From the Rock Hill (SC) Herald
-Exam break over, Eagles back in action
-Gamecocks hire ex-ECU head coach

From the Washington Daily News
-Rimpf latest former Pirate to be activated
-Snow to head East Carolina football operations

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Holtz brings on Hudson to fix 'D'
-ECU gets transfer from Wake Forest

From the New Bern Sun-Journal
-Pirates welcome Winthrop tonight
-ECU hires Hudson

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Former ECU coach Thompson joins Spurrier's staff
-Holtz recruits Hudson to ECU football staff

Spurrier hires ex-ECU coach
Greenville (SC) News

Spurrier chooses Thompson
Anderson Independent

USC chooses Thompson to run defense
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Colleges- Spurrier hires Thompson
New Orleans Times-Picayune

ECU/USC on TV: CSTV decides Division I-A football champion
Columbia (SC) The State

December 16, 2004

-Henry Hinton: Henry's Highlights - 12.16
— Dear Santa... Don't forget the needy in Purple
-Bonesville: Holtz sticks to the plan with latest hire - 12.16
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.16
— Pirates hawking hoops tickets with a twist
Majerus ditches TV gig to rescue Trojans
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 12.16
WNCT: Bonesville Power Hour with the Bonesville crew - 12.16
WGHB: Live@5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 12.16
WGHB: From the Booth with Jeff Charles - 12.16
WGHB: Locker Room with Kevin Monroe, Kevin Wiggins - 12.16

-Snow To Head East Carolina Football Operations
-Whitfield Among Six To Be Inducted Into N.C. Sports Hall of Fame
-Special Discount Tickets Available For Friday Night's Winthrop Game
-Men's Basketball Mini-Pack On Sale Now

Snow in Pirates' forecast
Greenville Daily Reflector

Holtz works on winning recipe
Raleigh News & Observer

Early Christmas for Copper
Washington Daily News

December 15, 2004

-Brian Bailey: From the Anchor Desk - 12.15
— Holtz recipe blends in dash of ECU ingredients
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.15
— Bowl season kicks off with Southern Miss victory
Marshall linebacker suspended for bowl game
WGHB: Press Box with Troy Dreyfus - 12.15
WGHB: Live@5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 12.15
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show - 12.15
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 12.15

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Junior Smith back at ECU
-UNLV swipes Brindise

Falcons' defense soars on wings of Coleman
San Francisco Chronicle

Hampton coach staying put ... for now
Hampton Roads (VA) Daily Press

December 14, 2004

-Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 220 - 12.14
— Holtz making all the right moves
-Bonesville: Purple pedigree runs deep in newest Holtz aide  - 12.14
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.14
— Preview: USM, North Texas kick off bowl season
— Former ECU assistants McFarland, Brindise land jobs
McLendon to bolt Wolfpack for NFL draft
WGHB: Sportsline - Josh Spence & Allen Thomas - 12.14
WGHB: Live@5 - Troy D. & Ellerbe - 12.14
WNCT: Sports Verdict - Professor, Kicker & Yankee Boy - 12.14
WNCT: Talk of the Town - Henry Hinton - 12.14

Smith Appointed To East Carolina Football Staff

ECU tabs Smith to lead running backs
Raleigh News & Observer

Smith returns to ECU as assistant coach
New Bern Sun-Journal

McFarland Named Head Football Coach
Stephen F. Austin Athletics

December 13, 2004

-Al Myatt: View from the East - 12.13
— Mazey braced for tough slate in new digs
-Bonesville: ODU snatches win from Pirates - 12.13
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.13
— Musical chairs at full tilt as coaches change jobs
— List of Division I-A coaching changes
Heisman Trophy chronology 1935-2004

-Loughton's Three Lifts Old Dominion Over East Carolina
-Wake's Defense Shuts Down Women's Hoops

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Old Dominion's Loughton hits a late 3-pointer to beat East Carolina
-Deacs dominate East Carolina women

Pirates lose heartbreaker to ODU
New Bern Sun Journal

Monarchs slip past Pirates
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Winston Salem Journal
-WFU women thump ECU 70-47
-Coleman/NFL: Duckett, Falcons roll over Raiders

From the Washington Daily News
-Pirates fall to Monarchs
-Lady Pirates demoralized by Deacons

ODU shoots past Pirates on late 3-pointer
Kinston Free Press

Old Dominion Squeezes Past East Carolina, 51-50


December 19, 2004

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Timeout puts Duke in motion
-Devils change direction
-Wake slips by Texas
-Falcons damage Panthers' hopes
-Life without hockey
-Husky challenge awaits Wolfpack
-Many top N.C. football players leave state

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Duke accepts coach's challenge "to be men"
-Heels to welcome Hokies to ACC
-Pack prepares for first real test
-Duke fires offensive coordinator after one season
-Rucker makes big play, but N.C. loses Shrine Bowl

From the Charlotte Observer
-Panthers' magic runs out
-This one hurts like Super Bowl
-Bobcats win 5th straight at home

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Sandlapper surprise
-Spartanburg embraces game
-Kansas survives USC

Prosser's strategy pays off; Wake, Texas get the message
Greensboro News-Record

From the Greenville (SC) News
-A Shrine for South Carolina
-Jayhawks rally past USC
-Falcons shock Panthers
-Paladins blast Greensboro

Gamecocks Edged Out By Kansas

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacs over Longhorns, 89-88
-Mountaineers wake up in time for a 98-67 win
-Hokies are taking Tar Heels game seriously
-Pack is eager to hit road

December 18, 2004

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Huskers will pay Deacs return visit
-NFL scouts haven't seen McLendon
-Texas-sized task in Wake Forest's way
-Wimmer abandons appeal in June DWI conviction

From the Winston Salem Journal
-College Basketball Roundup
-Devils, Sooners are set for Garden party today
-Longhorns challenge for Deacs
-Deacs, Cornhuskers agree to two-game football deal
-Peppers could spice up offense
-Panthers Notebook

From the Columbia (SC) The State
Spurrier’s staff selection Hog-tied
-Tigers say aloha to The Citadel

Tonight's game with Falcons key to Panthers' playoff future
Charlotte observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Fowler calms fears
-Devils taking early season easy
-Charlotte wants to keep all-star race
-Hack-a-Hodge a new strategy
-NCAA adjusting RPI formula
-CIAA expects '05 tournament to sell out
-Wake Forest to play Nebraska in football

From the Greenville (SC) News
-It's Shrine time again
-N.C. player has nothing to prove
-Tigers roll over Bulldogs
-USC wins by a hair?

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Shrine Bowl: Coaching notables show their support
-Shrine Bowl Q&A
-Sluggish Clemson gives The Citadel holiday rout

USC gets exposure from matchup with No. 2 Kansas
Anderson Independent

Duke gets challenge today at the Garden
Durham Herald-Sun

Wake Forest is tossing and turning
Fayetteville Observer

The Bobcats at ripe old age of 20 - games
New Bern Sun-Journal

December 17, 2004

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Holliday heads to Florida
-Breaking down UNC's fast break
-UNC's Hamlett to play in bowl

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Spurrier admits talking to Scott was a mistake
-SC/Kansas: The birth of college hoops

From the Charlotte Observer
-Sauerbrun arrested, charged with DWI
-Panthers' tolerance catches up with them
-N.C. State aide leaving for Florida
-Tar Heels' Hamlett takes plea

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Assistants staying put
-Big night for USC
-It's hiya, Steve, welcome!
-Uniform makeover in store

College of Charleston 59, N.C.-Wilmington 57
YAHOO! Sports

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-USC getting makeover
-Kirkland back at Clemson
-USC gets national spotlight
-NCAA mulls baseball in July
-Shrine Bowl: Experience nothing but fun for players

From the Anderson Independent
-Tisby takes much-traveled road to USC
-Robinson keeps head up through slump

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacs having their woes
-Shrine Bowl: Linebacker Central
-NFL: Sauerbrun is arrested on DWI charge

Wake Forest checking on emotional baggage
Greensboro News-Record

December 16, 2004

Wake me up when 'real' bowls start
Fayetteville Observer

From the Greensboro News-Record
-NCSU officials say stick to the real lyrics
-Wake Forest gets moody victory over Elon
-Brackman provides heroics for Wolfpack

From the Winston Salem Journal
Deacs messy, but get by Elon
-Wake Forest vs. Elon game is scratched

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-A scare for State
-UNC center Brown named first-team All-America

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Brackman snuffs Cajuns
-Deacons get past Phoenix
-NHL season not likely to be played
-Wake, Elon cancel game

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Spurrier spurs new interest
-USC to face Kansas

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Williamson to enter draft
-Spurned Spurrier chooses new coach for line
-Clemson assistants reject USC offers

Shrine Bowl Coverage from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Mixed signals
-Baker blessed with vision

From the Charlotte Observer
-Crumpler is Peppers of the offense
-(Pitt) Panthers like assistant

December 15, 2004

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Fans asked to respect anthem
-Devils douse Flames
-NHL season on thin ice
-'B-Rack' a boost for Pack
-Raleigh must bid CIAA fond farewell
-McLendon faces questions
-Replay elicits mixed opinions
-No. 6 Wake Forest (7-1) Vs. Elon (2-6)
-Seagraves gets a sixth year

From the Anderson Independent
-Tigers' size makes the difference
-Gamecocks get win, confidence

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Flame out
-Rematch could be mismatch
-CIAA moves tournament to Charlotte
-NHL, Players' Union Reject New Proposals

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Assertive Strickland gives Deacs a boost
-Duke routs UIC 88-55
-UNC's Seagraves is granted sixth year of eligibility
-Charlotte NBA fans move on to Bobcats as Hornets stumble
-CIAA Tournament moving to Charlotte

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Ellis, Strickland are relevant again
-Wake football schedule might get an upgrade

Versatile big man Weaver chooses Wake Forest
Fayetteville Observer

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Tigers claw into Spartans
-Recruiting- a fulltime job

From the Charlotte Observer
-CIAA brings more than basketball
-Panthers spice up offense
-Bobcats defend turf
-Hornets' Wesley comes home to play as a visitor
-Bobcats win shouldn't have even been this close

December 14, 2004

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacs edge Owls
-Krzyzewski ready to move past No. 700
-CIAA Notebook
-Wolfpack's McLendon will enter NFL Draft

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-’Tis the season to be wary
-Has SEC hoops lost its bounce?
-Looking for shot, finding maturity

From the Charlotte Observer
-UNC tight end faces charge
-Tire Bowl ticket sales rolling in Tar Heels blue
-Shrine Bowl: N.C. team features 2 of nation's best QBs
-Sizzling Panthers have seized momentum
-NBA Tonight | Big Easy vs. Queen City
-George Shinn's smiling again

From the Anderson Independent
-USC uses time off to focus on offensive output
-Clemson not taking Norfolk State for granted

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-McLendon will enter NFL draft
-Coach K on pace with legendary coach Smith

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-McLendon leaving Pack
-ACC may try instant replay
-NHL likely to counter union offer
-Hockey lockout slashes business

Fight doesn't sway Clemson, USC recruits
Greenville (SC) News

Hornets/Bobcats: IN WITH THE NEW?
New Orleans Times Picayune

December 13, 2004

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-A 700-K gem
-No escaping this Krzyzewski milestone
-Krzyzewski's most important win?
-UNC in cruise control

National scrutiny bears down on Wake Forest's Paul
Greensboro News-Record

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-K joins 700 club
-Heels close biscuit deal

Babalola doubtful for Tuesday
Anderson Independent

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Prosser expecting a low-scoring game when Deacons take on Owls tonight
-Duke belts Toledo for Krzyzewski's 700th win
-UNC wins; Felton has no trouble with wrist
-Panthers on a roll

Seahawks get burned
Wilmington Star-News

Hospital visit boosts clients, Shrine Bowl players
Greenville (SC) News


December 19, 2004

From YAHOO! Sports
-Southern Mississippi 88, LSU 84 OT
-No. 9 Kentucky 60, No. 13 Louisville 58
-No. 15 Arizona 48, Marquette 43
-DePaul 80, Illinois-Chicago 62
-Vanderbilt 78, TCU 55
-Tulane 74, Savannah St. 55
-Memphis 71, Austin Peay 66
-Houston 68, SE Louisiana 61
-No. 25 Cincinnati 81, Northwestern St. 65
-Wichita St. 71, Tulsa 66
-UTEP 79, New Mexico St. 61
-Central Florida 57, Missouri-Kansas City 56

Around Conference USA
USA Today

From the Birmingham News
-More than half of Blazers' bowl tickets sold
-Blazers broaden recruiting horizons

From the Chicago Sun-Times
-Salim-down version OK for Arizona
-Greer gets a little help in 2nd half

Greer's landmark game
Chicago Tribune

Timberrr! Gritty USM cuts down LSU
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Tigers fall short in OT
Baton Rouge Advocate

Defensive back hurts head before leaving locker room
Mobile Register

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Sparks burns Cardinals
-Video link reunites families
-The final twist - Myles has no way to fix this mistake

From the Ft Worth Star Register
-Frogs fall hard on road
-No complaints here about Fort Worth's game

Arizona 48, MU 43- Ice cold
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Billikens remain on a rocky road at home
St Louis Post Dispatch

Cougars down SE Louisiana
Houston Chronicle

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tiger FB Douglas finally finds his niche
-Tigers hold off Austin Peay
-Sportsman of the year, DeAngelo Williams

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
-Building better UC
-Basketball, football venues to get a look
-Locals to reunite as bowl opponents
-Bearcats play tough defense
-Bearcats out of gate slowly again
-Less-than-happy ending for Pitino

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP might beat Colorado's secondary
-Smothering defense gets Miner rout started

December 18, 2004

From YAHOO! Sports
-Richmond 96, UAB 81
-Winthrop 70, East Carolina 55
-Pitino, Louisville wary of Kentucky's size
-Cincinnati continues Las Vegas tournament, hosts Northwestern State

Hot-shooting Spiders turn tables on the Blazers
Birmingham Post-Herald

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Favored Cardinals don't feel that way
-Pitino says he'll reinstate Farley
-The game that started it all

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
-MU looks to avenge last year’s loss
-Preview- Wildcats vs. Golden Eagles

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-Brady-Eustachy longtime friendship on hold for game
-Tulane looks to get back in swing

Huskers' stiff-arm leaves UH looking for '05 opener
Houston Chronicle

From the Ft Worth Star Telegram
-Houston AD: Nebraska schedule switch 'gutless'
Intensity jumps to 50,000 watts for the Kentucky-Louisville clash

DePaul, UIC ready to rekindle rivalry
Chicago Sun Times

Flames fire up DePaul
Chicago Tribune

Lutz as good as the rest
Cincinnati Enquirer

Johnson pushes his way into Billikens' game plan
St Louis Post Dispatch

Men's Basketball Notebook

Bowl caps Frazier's journey
Cincinnati Post

From the Hattiesburg American
Eagles flock to the Coast
-Southern Miss signs Pearl River standout

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Calipari expects Tiger 8 to do more
-Tigers make scene amid stars, and Santas

Miners, Aggies set for Round 2
El Paso Times

December 17, 2004

From YAHOO! Sports
-Houston 78, New Orleans 65
-Southern Mississippi G Solomon Brown leaves team
-Pitino might bring back Farley
-UCF 90, Campbell 73
-SMU 77, Baylor 43

Blazers hit the road
Birmingham News

Blazers rain threes in lopsided victory
Birmingham Post-Herald

Houston shoots past UNO
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Cougars, Owls post victories
Houston Chronicle

USM guard Brown leaves team for personal reasons
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-UK-UofL- Big game is no season-breaker
-To prevent knockout, Cards must block out
-Pitino says Mabrey overreacted

From the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
-PRP coach blasts Pitino, then apologizes
-Farley dismissal addressed
-two winners, two ways to win

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Which way now for UofM- Headed up
-Which way now for UofM- Headed down

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
-Tragedy and triumph - this coach's seen it all
-Dantonio confident all assistants staying

Bower says Golden Eagles showed 'guts'
Hattiesburg American

-Women's Basketball Notebook
-Dayton O'Brien of Memphis Tabbed To College Soccer News All-American Team
-Seven C-USA Volleyball Players Earn AVCA All-America Honors

UTEP seeks rare sweep of NMSU
El Paso Times

UCF rips Campbell
Orlando Sentinel

December 16, 2004

Blazers bury Belmont with treys
Birmingham News

Blazers learn from Oklahoma State loss
Birmingham Post Herald

From the Chicago Sun-Times
-Comeback Cats dump Demons
-Shooting slump a mystery to Diener

Thompson helps NU tip Blue Demons
Chicago Tribune

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Calipari on Tigers- We'll be better
-Tiger line leads nation as guardian of the QB
-U of M notebook- Junior college pair, versatile La. prep sign

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Cards' loss, Cats' gain
-UK vs. U of L is No. 1 rivalry in the nation
-Farley's days with Cardinals are over
-Returning to court, Phillips helps Cards engineer victories

Billikens get by winless school
St Louis Post Dispatch

Bower, Golden Eagles turn corner
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

From the Hattiesburg American
-'Big Easy' blowout
-Southern Miss defense puts clamps on Thomas

Three prospects choose Tulane
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Miners trip up Aggies
El Paso Times

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Marshall signs JUCO star Barnes
-MU’s Wilson suspended for for bowl game

Marshall football notebook
Charleston (WV) Gazette

UCF gets early start on football recruiting
Orlando Sentinel

December 15, 2004

Southern Miss Opens Bowl Season With 31-10 Victory Over North Texas In Wyndham New Orleans Bowl

5 Thoughts on the N.O. Bowl
College Football News

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-Scheduling is a conflict for New Orleans Bowl
-Nothing new on future date

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-Eagles dominate, win 1st bowl since 2000
-USM adds to Bower's ever-improving resume
-Bodacious Boley goes out with bang
-McCaleb's year goes out with a whimper

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Bring on the Wildcats
-Cardinals are undermanned, tough to beat

Never mind this dud- Cards will be ready on Saturday
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

North Texas' late start leaves it bowled over
Ft Worth Star Telegram

From the Dallas Morning News
-Mean Green bowled over, 31-10
-Sluggish start hurts UNT

Bulls' upset bid short by inches
St Petersburg Times

Bulls' Bid For Rare Road Victory Fails At Buzzer
Tampa Tribune

A no-Bull game from USC
Greenville (SC) News

Memphis suspends Banks indefinitely
YAHOO! Sports

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Chemistry between stars undeveloped

-Tiger walk-ons earn time quick
-Tigers bench Banks
-Tigers' Hunt plans quick return

Downey racking up big numbers
Cincinnati Post

Lewis goes from heavyweight to inside force
Birmingham News

Mississippi becoming a hot bed for MU recruits
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

December 14, 2004

New Orleans Bowl
Southern Mississippi vs. North Texas
Tuesday Dec. 14th
7:30 PM ESPN

New Orleans Bowl Preview by College Football News
- Southern Miss vs. North Texas 
- Keys and further breakdown 

From the Hattiesburg American
-'We need this game'
-Boley savors collegiate career
-Flip a coin for a prediction in this one
-Eagles' mission is clear- Stop the run
-Eagle fans revved up about New Orleans trip
-Southern Miss doesn't get to keep all of bowl money

Eagles to face Thomas
Mobile Register

From the Dallas Morning News
-UNT's 'Super Jamario' still a kid
-New Orleans Bowl preview (6-30 p.m., ESPN)

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-Almond rights ship just in time
-Ruffin proves little guys can be nasty
-Golden Eagles take finals in hotel

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-North Texas handles business, pleasure
-Tulane nabs Slidell's King

From the Ft Worth Star Telegram
-UNT aiming to head them off at the pass
-Excitement builds for UNT during its final preparation
-Knee injury sidelines top rebounder

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-West trying to make best of extra practices
-DeAngelo is All-American

-Men's Basketball Notebook
-Women's Basketball Notebook
-Conference USA Trio Earns Spots On AP All-America Teams

UC extends streak in Top 25 to 14
Cincinnati Enquirer

Louisville begins homestand against North Carolina A&T
YAHOO! Sports

Ex-Card puts team against U of L
Louisville Courier-Journal

December 13, 2004

49ers turn to defense for Lutz's 300th victory
Charlotte Observer

Vitale Has A Soft Spot For USF's McCullum
Tampa Tribune

Santee, TCU men top SMU, 65-51
Dallas Morning News

Santee sparks Frogs in a flash
Ft Worth Star Telegram

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
USM sure to have 'hands full'
-Big Easy recruiting haven for Eagles

A Mean Green hombre
Mobile Register

QB for next level?
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Miners win easily at home, 69-44
El Paso Times

Loss leaves Herd men searching for answers
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Fort Worth Bowl treat- a concert
Charleston (WV) Gazette-News