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December 26, 2004

From Bonesville.net
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.26
Tulane rewards Scelfo with contract extension
Big Ten pushes for instant replay for all of I-A

ECU Alum: Hart film nominated for Emmys
Kinston Free Press

December 25, 2004
Christmas

From Bonesville.net
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.25
Chang, Hawaii spoil UAB's bowl debut in shootout
Memphis bumps West up to $800K per year

December 24, 2004

From Bonesville.net
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.24
BCS produces sequel to 'Night of the Living Dead'
Cincy torches Herd in frigid Ft. Worth Bowl
UAB makes bowl debut against prolific Warriors
WGHB: Bill Herrion Call-In Show - 12.24
WGHB: Live@5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 12.24
WNCT: The Sports Verdict  - 12.24
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 12.24

East Carolina's Pirate Club Announces Major Gift
ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Christmas with the Holtzes
-Stadium funding now at $9 million

Players overlooked for the Pro Bowl
espn.com

Williams earns All-State honors
New Bern Sun Journal

December 23, 2004

From Bonesville.net
-Ron Cherubini: Pirate Time Machine No. 32 - 12.23
Neal Hughes: Tailback made the most of his totes in '67
-Nuggets:
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.23
Bowling Green shakes off Memphis in GMAC Bowl
Primetime bowl preview: Bearcats vs. Herd
Tranghese: BCS not interested in playoff
WNCT: Bonesville Power Hour (guest Sammy Batten) - 12.23
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 12.23
WGHB: Live@5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 12.23
WGHB: From the Booth with Jeff Charles - 12.23
WGHB: Locker Room with Kevin Monroe & Kevin Wiggins - 12.23
WGHB: Extra Point with Dan Eberhard & Shawn Farmer - 12.23

Diamond Bucs Ranked No. 32 In Collegiate Baseball Pre-Season Poll
ecupirates.com

Big Gift for ECU Baseball
WITN-TV

Four Falcons Heading to Pro Bowl (not Coleman)
WXIA-TV Atlanta

December 22, 2004

From Bonesville.net
-Brian Bailey: From the Anchor Desk - 12.22
Holtz eyes 'Shank' for key appointment
-Bonesville: Associated Press butts heads with BCS - 12.22
-Bonesville: Text of AP Statement on the BCS - 12.22
-Bonesville: Text of AP 'Cease and Desist' Letter - 12.22
-Nuggets:
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.22
Up-and-coming programs tangle in GMAC bowl
Petrino hits jackpot with new pact at U of L
College basketball power indexes
WGHB: Live@5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 12.22
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show (guest Skip Holtz) - 12.22
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 12.22

Women's Hoops Runs Out Of Steam Against West Virginia
ecupirates.com

Strong start not enough for Pirates
Greenville Daily Reflector

December 21, 2004

From Bonesville.net
-Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 221 - 12.21
Herrion treading in unfamiliar waters
-Bonesville: Gamecocks outlast Pirates - 12.21
-Bonesville:
Kirkpatrick brings bulging offensive portfolio - 12.21
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.21
Cold, hard facts about health swayed Majerus
Basketball panel tinkering with RPI formula
WGHB: Live@5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 12.21
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 12.21

From ecupirates.com
-Men's Basketball Loses Close One To South Carolina
-Lady Pirate Basketball Faces Off Against Undefeated West Virginia
-Kirkpatrick To Coach East Carolina Wide Receivers

South Carolina Edges East Carolina, 57-53
uscsports.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Just out of reach
-Holtz adds another coach to ECU staff
-Pirates women face another tough foe

Pirates keep losing
New Bern Sun-Journal

South Carolina outlasts ECU
Fayetteville Observer

Gamecocks survive woeful outing against Pirates
Greenville (SC) News

Gamecocks hold off Pirates
Charlotte Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Gamecocks hold off Pirates at the line
-Holtz adds assistant

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Trice provides late boost to lift USC men
-Unlikely hero Trice lifts Gamecocks to victory

Gamecocks eke out win over East Carolina
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Beil takes the fast track to Colonials' head coaching job
The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

Copper, Leach, Duckett see action in losses
Washington (NC) Daily News

December 20, 2004

From Bonesville.net
-Al Myatt: View from the East - 12.20
Faltering Pirates face USC at home of the hex
-Nuggets:
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.20
GMAC Bowl history sets stage for Tigers-Falcons shootout
Memphis reinstates Banks after one game
Mounting attrition challenges Pitino, Cards
Bonesville: Live stream of ECU-USC game - 6:30 PM - 12.20

Basketball
Monday December 20th
South Carolina vs East Carolina
6:30 p.m. ET
GMAC Bowl/Coors Classic - Mobile, AL
TV: CSS

ECU Live Audio Feed
Gamecock Live Audio Feed

ECU men's team takes on South Carolina
Greenville Daily Reflector

Coors Classic tells tale of two seasons
Mobile Register

ECU looking for life
New Bern Sun-Journal

Pirates' Herrion unhappy
Raleigh News & Observer

Herrion 'worried' after lackluster efforts
Washington (NC) Daily News

Gamecock Men travel to Mobile to take on East Carolina Monday night on CSS
uscsports.com

Stuck in Mobile with the KU Blues
Columbia (SC) The State

Odom wonders how Gamecocks will react to close loss at No. 2 Kansas
Greenville (SC) News

BIG EAST KEEPS BCS MUSCLE
New York Post

 

December 26, 2004

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Randolph, Duke have been a bad fit
-Durant guides Tar Heels' turnaround

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Surviving a season on the brink
-NFL/Panthers: Every victory matters

Bennett excited to be playing in Carolinas again
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Odom tells team to take a break from basketball
-AP's gift to college football could be improved

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Taking our best shots
-Area ACC teams should lay off the cupcakes
-Pack fan losing sight but not allegiance

From the Charlotte Observer
-Panthers, Bucs save their barbs for field
-N.C. seniors some of nation's best
-Vitale speaks from heart

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Staying the Course
-Scott makes most of his shot at starting for Tar Heels
-Jackpot- Panthers struck gold by picking Peppers

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-That's incredible
-Football standout returns as recruiter

December 25, 2004

From the Charlotte Observer
-Duke recruit's head, heart in right place
-BCS format to remain, Big East official says
-What Packers win means for Panthers

Bowls dole out gifts
Raleigh News & Observer

December 24, 2004

Camels run out by Vols
Fayetteville Observer

UNCG fades in against Wisconsin
Greensboro News-Record

Clemson falls to Georgetown in Hawaii
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Hoyas hammer Tigers
-Kinsey rebounds fast

No. 5 Deacs had the last laugh
Winston Salem Journal

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Former Gamecock Gerald eyes comeback
-Paradise lost for Tigers

Tire Bowl nears its 2nd sellout
Charlotte Observer

December 23, 2004

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Youth forges USC’s identity
-Clemson 83, Indiana St. 57
-Time works against Tigers’ preparation

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Peppers, Morgan, Muhammad go Pro
-Gray leads Deacons to victory
-Duke's Randolph is out with mono
-ASU hangs tough, falls to Vanderbilt
-Lessons Learned
-Tar Heels filled with good will toward all
-Bobcats get first road victory

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Deacons backcourt leaves Lobos at a loss
-Mono benches Shav
-Randolph a dud at Duke

From the Greenville (SC) News
-USC nips S.C. State
-Tigers rout Sycamores

Mono to sideline Randolph
Durham Herald-Sun

Kinsey too much for 'Dogs
Anderson Independent

From the Charlotte Observer
-Panthers send 3 players to Pro Bowl
-Changing the BCS is not enough
-Bobcats get 1 for road

December 22, 2004

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Addressing the obvious
-Up-tempo appeal picks up speed

Gamecocks try to shoot down shooting woes
Anderson Independent

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Odom may change lineup
-UAB whips Clemson

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-UNC applies lock down
-Pack rolls early, holds on
-Pack's Stansbury- Showing better stuff than Dad?
-Duke lands major football recruiting target over Miami, Oklahoma

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Wake Forest going on road again
-Tar Heels win ninth in a row
-Appalachian to face big Vandy on road tonight
-State takes charge early, topples BYU
-J. C. Smith selects McNeill as team's football coach

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Tar Heels roll past Cats
-Pack back on track
-Duke sees Texas recruit bolstering porous defense
-No. 6 Wake Forest (9-1) at New Mexico (10-1)

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Bunting's blueprint isn't going to change
-Wake Forest set to battle New Mexico at 'The Pit'

Other football teams woo N.C. A&T's top assistant coaches
Greensboro News-Record

Citadel edges WCU in conference opener
Asheville Citizen-Times

December 21, 2004

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-
South Carolina names Tyrone Nix assistant football coach
-Tigers get lesson in history

Spurrier hires Nix
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Spurrier hires Nix to complete staff
Greenville (SC) News

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Source- O'Brien next Duke offensive coordinator
-Pack tries to rebound against struggling BYU
-Flying under the radar

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Devils turn to O'Brien
-Pack has quick turnaround after loss
-Today's bowl game
-NHL: Spin versus reality

Surging Tigers face test in Hawaii
Anderson Independent

Catamounts ease past Davidson
Asheville Citizen-Times

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Getting Impatient
-UNC to play Vermont tonight
-Tar Heels build football class to 20 as Reynolds, 6-7 lineman, commits
-Panthers maintain wild-card position

N.C. State building well-rounded 2005 class
Fayetteville Observer

December 20, 2004

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Rude welcome for Hokies
-No. 18 Washington 68, No. 12 N.C. State 64

Tar Heels use paint ball to abuse Va. Tech
Greensboro News-Record

Purnell calls Hawaii tournament competition very good
Greenville (SC) News

Despite loss to Falcons, Carolina still in control of its own destiny
New Bern Sun-Journal

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack comes up short
-UNC welcomes Hokies to ACC with blowout

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-No thanks for the memories
-Tigers take a turn as lab rats

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacs back in 'happy' mindset
-UNC romps in ACC opener
-Washington ends State's win streak

 

December 26, 2004

From the Birmingham News
-Blazers not satisfied yet
-UAB NOTEBOOK

Cards aim for a new ending
Louisville Courier-Journal

Inconsistent Blue Demons seek even keel
Chicago Tribune

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
-UC- 'We're just trying to pay the bills'
-Big East move should boost Bearcats' budget

From the Houston Chronicle
-Miners' major move thrills El Paso
-Mike Price's career, UTEP's program back on track.

Defensive line key cog in UTEP's success
El Paso Times

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Herd needs to find a leader for 2005
-Fallen expectations

UCF coaches happy with way process is unfolding
Orlando Sentinel

December 25, 2004

Chang too much for Blazers
Birmingham Post-Herald

UAB Falls To Hawai'i In Offensive Showdown
conferenceusa.com

Hawaii 59, UAB 40
YAHOO! Sports

UAB takes third in Rainbow Classic
Honolulu Advertiser

Scelfo's Contract Extended Through 2009
tulanegreenwave.com

Washington deals UH school-record loss
Houston Chronicle

Plavich shot at buzzer hid memorable nights
Charlotte Observer

UAB Falls To Hawai'i In Offensive Showdown
conferenceusa.com

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-He's the beloved Dorm Dad
-This December testing Pitino 

December 24, 2004

From conferenceusa.com
-Guidugli Leads Cincinnati to Victory in PlainsCapital Fort Worth Bowl
-Men's Basketball Notebook
-Women's Basketball Notebook

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
UAB vs. Hawaii
7:00 p.m., Aloha Stadium, Honolulu.
ESPN
-
Today's Game

From the Birmingham News
-Blazers fought hard for this place in the sun
-Defenseless
?
-Taylor's steal seals win

Ho ho ho in Hawaii
Birmingham Post-Herald

From the Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch
-Frustrated in Fort Worth
-Turnovers continue to tell Herd’s story
-Herd fans proud, but disappointed with team
-Fans brave cold to cheer on Herd
-Special teams were still a weakness for Herd in Texas
-Running was key to winning Fort Worth Bowl

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
-Gino, guts and glory
-Trick play on field goal backfires on Bearcats

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Hand it to Bearcats
-Fort Worth Bowl notebook
-Goin back to his roots

From the Ft Worth Star Telegram
-Blocked punts provide big boost for Cincinnati
-Cold weather doesn't stall Bearcats' offense
-Jack Frost crashes bowl party
-Cincy QB doesn't feel Herd's thunder
-Cool 'Cats
-Cincinnati QB deserves a hand for his heart

From the Dallas Morning News
-Forearm shiver- Cincy drills Marshall in Fort Worth Bowl
-TCU, SMU pick up oral commitments

Tigers fall to Friars for fourth loss in five games
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Houston Chronicle
-Despite broken bones, Cincy QB sparks win over Marshall
-UAB fired up about first bowl

Bowl glut offers a few delicacies
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Gannon's injury ended one career, jump-started another
Louisville Courier-Journal

Unlikely basket sinks in for 49ers
Charlotte Observer

USF, Miami Set 2-Game Series
Tampa Tribune

Bulls schedule series with 'Canes
St Petersburg TImes

December 23, 2004

From conferenceusa.com
-Memphis Falls in GMAC Bowl
-Tulane Ranked Fourth In Collegiate Baseball Preseason Rankings
-USC 81, UAB 78
-Louisville 77, Austin Peay 49
-Cincinnati 84, La Salle 63
-TCU 76, Ark Pine Bluff 55
-Charlotte 74, Indiana 73

Miracle Shot Lifts 49ers Past Hoosiers!
charlotte49ers.com

Plavich beats Indiana with half-court shot
Charlotte Observer

Plavich's shot lifts 49ers past Hoosiers 74-73
Winston Salem Journal

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Plavich's midcourt fling stuns IU 74-73
-Brandon Johnson has that lean and hungry look
-Agony & ecstasy for U of L

PlainsCapital Forth Worth Bowl
Marshall vs. Cincinnati
6:30 p.m., Amon Carter Stadium, Ft Worth, TX
ESPN

Cincinnati vs. Marshall
collegefootballnews.com

From the Ft Worth Star Telegram
-Fort Worth Bowl Cincinnati vs. Marshall
-Cincy hopes to reshape image after loss
-Hill seeks healthy respect in final start for Marshall
-Senior QB has passed the tests for Bearcats
-Marshall Football Notes
-Game offers more than meets eye
-TCU picks up pace, races to easy victory
-No playoff means no champion

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
-Huggins sends message
-Bowl may give UC happier ending
-Guidugli's success depends largely on Stickdorn

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Similarity Bowl
-This one’s not easy to figure
-Fort Worth Bowl capsule
-Herd can't forget about 'sneaky' tight ends
-Fort Worth Bowl matchups

From the Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch
-Fans light up Fort Worth
-Pruett- Support key to success
-Notebook- Jones offers inspiration
-Herd, Bearcats have plenty in common
-Anthony Hanshew- Marshall will extend bowl streak against Cincinnati
-Team Match Ups
(graphic)

From the Dallas Morning News
-TCU tops Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 76-55
-Ft Worth Bowl PREVIEW

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers can't slow down Bowling Green's MAC attack
-Williams's bowl experience ends with broken heart, broken leg
-Postgame
-Calkins- Unfitting finish for the greatest Tiger
-Tigers need win tonight

From the Mobile Register
-Slingin' in the rain
-Falcons defense arrives after halftime
-Williams' season ends prematurely with fracture
-Bower picks new coordinators

Hopson, Johnson tabbed for USM jobs
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Blazers living the 'good life'
Birmingham Post Herald

`Part of this team'
Birmingham News

Price wary of Buffs' quarterback
El Paso Times

December 22, 2004

GMAC Bowl
Memphis vs. Bowling Green
7 p.m., Ladd Pebbles Stadium, Mobile, Ala.
-Today's Game

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Memphis, Bowling Green expect touchdowns aplenty
-Who has the edge?
-U of M Notebook- QB wants to go out a winner
-Bowling Green QB Jacobs fills in brilliantly under center
-Offenses make MAC hit the big time
-Postcard from Mobile- Leave Mobile out of your bowl rants
-For 'D-Dubs,' it's last game in Tiger blue; let's savor it
-Colleges- USM fires Scherer as aide

From the Mobile Register
-USM cans Scherer
-Bowling Green, Memphis match offenses tonight
-Memphis follows Wimprine's lead
-Tigers turn around under West

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-2 potent offenses face off in GMAC
-USM's Bower fires two offensive assistants

From the Ft Worth Star Telegram
-Marshall Notes
-Cincinnati Notes
-GAMEDAY
-Shore's a breeze for hot Frogs

MU 81, Nebraska 62- Back to basics
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

UAB 78, Clemson 66
Columbia (SC) The State

UAB's full-court press turns Clemson over
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

SIUC handles Bills with ease
St Louis Post Dispatch

Big East battle comes to USF backyard
St Petersburg Times

FIU Makes USF Work For Win
Tampa Tribune

From the Charlotte Observer
-Withers says he'll be up for Indiana
-Pressure builds for 2-5 Hoosiers

Whitmore's back on his feet and ready to bowl'em over
Birmingham News

UAB guard's hard work pays off
Birmingham Post-Herald

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
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Petrino a million-dollar man
-Palacios opens some eyes
-Cards must step gingerly these days

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
-
Bright makes most of opportunity
-Petrino's success earns Louisville coach rewards

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Marshall players battling unknown virus
-New UC football coach has experience, stresses academics
-Cincinnati’s defense should look familiar to Herd
-Give him a hand

From the Cincinnati Post
-Huggins gives UC an 'A' for effort
-Guidugli trusts his line

Wave zones in on N. Carolina A&T
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Miners trounce Tigers
El Paso Times

December 21, 2004

From conferenceusa.com
-Men's Basketball Notebook
-Memphis Extends Contract with Head Coach Tommy West
-Four Conference USA Standouts Earn Spots On AP All-America Teams

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Architect of new football era a gift that keeps giving
-West contract jumps $200k
-Getting defensive
-Host city sports winning atmosphere
-Back misses key role
-GMAC Bowl flashback- 2002

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-Nix out of mix at USM
-USM runs streak to 5, beats USA 69-60
-JSU floored by No. 22 Cincinnati 95-43

49ers move to 9-0 with rout
Charlotte Observer

MU’s new arrival impresses Crean
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

From the Mobile Register
-Carruth carries Eagles past Jags
-West gets raise, contract extension
-Bowl has big impact on lives
-Dunn's Tigers bracing for Jacobs' air assault

From the Birmingham News
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Means to an end
-Blazers try to focus on game, not Paradise
-Blazers will play Clemson in opener

UAB receiver's stock rises in senior season
Birmingham Post-Herald

N.C. A&T (1-9) VS. TULANE (3-4)
New Orleans Times-Picayune

FIU Makes USF Work For Win
Tampa Tribune

Bulls assure themselves of a happy holiday in return home
St Petersburg Times

Game Day- SLU vs. SIUC
St Louis Post Dispatch

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Herd given a big Texas welcome
-A long, hard road to 6-5

Cincinnati back from the brink
Ft Worth Star Telegram

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Herd takes Texas
-Notebook- Marshall switches game plan for bowl

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
-No.22 UC 95, Jackson State 43
-Bearcats court Goodman for football

'Cats win by blowout
Cincinnati Post

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Good news, bad news for Cards
-Pitino is short of ingredients for this recipe
-Petrino's new deal could be finalized
-Cards battle cold while preparing for Boise

Packer blows whistle on Sparks
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rich get richer from BCS bowl payouts
-Piece of BCS pie sweet for Utah

December 20, 2004

From YAHOO! Sports
-Potent offenses on display as Bowling Green meets Memphis in GMAC Bowl
-Cincinnati hopes for better start as it hosts Jackson State
-Memphis reinstates Banks after one-game suspension
-Charlotte 64, N.C.-Asheville 52
-Cardinals, Pitino try to regroup with depleted lineup
-Frogs fall hard on road

GMAC Bowl News From the Mobile Register
-West's work gets Memphis heading in right direction
-Tigers tangle at windy workout
-Sellout for offensive showcase
-Falcons expecting to face blitzes

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Red zone threat
-Southern League 'president' drops by
-Big-name coaches fill GMAC roster
-GMAC Bowl flashback- 2001

2004 CFN All-Conf. USA team and top 30 players
College Football News

Cincinnati quarterback's hand passes major exam
Ft Worth Star Telegram

Basden, Charlotte too much for UNCA
Asheville Citizen TImes

FIU at South Florida
Tampa Tribune

Southern Miss' Singleton not afraid to mix it up inside
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Blazers' Galloway buckles down, makes first-team C-USA offense
Birmingham News

U of L fans expected to turn out in force
Louisville Courier-Journal

Break up the BCS?
Dallas Morning News