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January 2, 2005

From Bonesville.net
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 01.02
— Utah domination of Pitt exposes BCS
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Petrino backpedals as LSU zeroes in on Miles

Lady Pirates vs. Buffalo Game Notes [PDF]
University of Buffalo Athletics

K-Tribe title tops in 2004
Kinston Free Press

January 1, 2005
New Years Day

From Bonesville.net
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 01.01
— Cards hang on in Liberty Bowl shootout with Broncos
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Utes poised to cap off perfect season in style

Holland ushers in new era for ECU
New Bern Sun-Journal

Lady Pirates vs. Buffalo Game Notes [PDF]
ecupirates.com

December 31, 2004

From Bonesville.net
-Henry Hinton: Henry's Highlights - 12.31
— ECU athletics' juggling act shifting focus
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.31
— Offensive juggernauts collide in Liberty Bowl
—
Tire Bowl goes flat for North Carolina
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show - 12.31

Jackson and Sutton Lead Pirates To Victory Over VCU
ecupirates.com

December 30, 2004

From Bonesville.net
-Al Myatt: View from the East - 12.30
— Reeling Pirates groping for solutions
-Bonesville: Clemson shreds East Carolina - 12.30
-Nuggets:
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.30
— Boston College tests ACC waters in Tire Bowl
—
Syracuse reverses field, ousts Pasqualoni
Bonesville Bytes: Bill Herrion, Mike Cook postgame audio - 12.30
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 12.30

Pirates Fall to Clemson, 74-40
ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU tries to copycat glimpses of success
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Clemson hands ECU its fifth straight loss

Balanced effort leads Clemson to win over ECU
Anderson Independent

Pirates can’t throw it in the ocean
Columbia (SC) The State

From clemsontigers.com
-Tigers Dominate the Pirates, 74-40
-Clemson Vs. East Carolina Photos

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Tigers shell Pirates
-Exclusive photos from the game

Clemson routs ECU
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

December 29, 2004

From Bonesville.net
-Brian Bailey: From the Anchor Desk - 12.29
— Ten Hopes for the New Year
-Nuggets:
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.29
— Petrino flirts with LSU on eve of Liberty Bowl
— Power indexes: Conference ratings...
Team ratings...
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 12.29

From ecupirates.com
-ECU Travels To Clemson Wednesday Night
-Women's Hoops Travels To Virginia Commonwealth

Pirates, Clemson to meet
Greenville Daily Reflector

Tigers hope team building shows on court
Greenville (SC) News

Tigers Face Pirates for First Time
WLTX - Columbia (SC)

ISU's Fitch has rallied past cancer
Waterloo-Cedar Falls (IA) Courier

December 28, 2004

From Bonesville.net
-Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 222 - 12.28
— Playoff wouldn't level the playing field
-Nuggets:
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.28
— Utah carries banner of have-nots into Fiesta Bowl
—
Tampa slaying perplexes victim's friends
WNCT: Sports Verdict - Professor, Kicker & Yankee Boy - 12.28
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 12.28

Clemson to Play Host to East Carolina Wednesday
clemsontigers.com

December 27, 2004

From Bonesville.net
-Al Myatt: View from the East - 12.27
— Attrition compounds early season struggles
-Nuggets:
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 12.27
— Vanderbilt football star slain by gunfire in Tampa
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Tulsa coach resigns with C-USA on horizon

Former Pam Pack star returns two kickoffs
Washington Daily News

Caterpillar equipment goes to ECU construction management students
Greenville Daily Reflector

 

January 2, 2005

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-GAME OF THE WEEK- Delhomme again in must-win Panthers-Saints game
-Panthers Face Obstacles for Playoff Bid
-Duke needs Nelson's skills
-Pack in recovery mode
-UNC's Felton shoots for record today

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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William & Mary at No. 4 UNC
-Clemson at No. 6 Duke
-Wake Forest at Virginia
-West Virginia at No. 17 N.C. State

Clemson's success comes from supporting cast
Anderson Independent

Tigers face 'poor' Duke in ACC opener
Greenville (SC) News

From the Winston-Salem Journal
-WFU will be trying to end skid at Virginia
-Long homestand to continue for Tar Heels
-Blue Devils get ready to play Tigers

Deacons hope to steal win in ACC road opener
Greensboro News-Record

From the Charlotte Observer
-Panthers, fans face wild ride
-ACC fans can switch focus to basketball

January 1, 2005

Pack searches for answers
Raleigh News & Observer

Without Durant, UNC's offense faces retooling
Durham Herald-Sun

Gamecocks pound Terriers
Greenville (SC) News

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Blowout ending to 2004
-Bowden interviews Spence for second day

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Gamecocks drop ball on Terriers
-USC too much for Wofford

From the Winston-Salem Journal
-Saints get a shot at Panthers
-Prosser gives Deacons a passing grade
-Sonics hit 11 3-point shots in tough win over Bobcats
-Carolina's defensive weaknesses show
-Packing It In- Wolfpack falls completely apart in shockingly lopsided loss to Red Storm

December 31, 2004

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Heels faked out in Tire Bowl
-UNC football notebook- Surprise reunion for walk-on
-Blue-collar Eagles wear down Heels
-UNC rolls as Felton steals show
-St. John's 63, No. 17 North Carolina St. 45

North Carolina finds itself at crossroads
Fayetteville Observer

Clemson's Kelly- I just want to apologize for fight
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Heels' ugly defense reappears
-Durant- more records, no win
-Height-challenged Duke pressing on
-Pack's offense goes ice cold in Holiday loss

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Wolfpack falls flat
-Felton hits 3s, No. 4 Heels win with ease
-BC wears out UNC
-It's simple- Heels need better 'D'
-Heels don't feel blue about future
-Big day gives little solace
-Trickery fuels Eagles' victory

From the Charlotte Observer
-Loved ones pay tribute to former NFL great
-When the roles change, Eagles take advantage
-Gaffes leave Tar Heels' bowl hopes unfinished

From the Winston-Salem Journal
-Deacs race past Aggies
-Miami has no problem getting win over ASU
-N.C. State completely ripped by St. John's
-Felton shoots North Carolina over Cleveland State
-Flat Tire- Wheels fall off for Heels

Which 'dog' will howl?
Greenville (SC) News

December 30, 2004

ACC Preview? Heels, Eagles meet in Charlotte
New Bern Sun-Journal

UNC to face physical Eagles
Charlotte Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-New bowl finds niche of its own
-A season saved
-Expect 65,000 in blue
-Emotional edge belongs to Heels
-Matchup to watch
-Camels no match for Wildcats
-Bennerman's mojo on rise

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Tar Heels' road to Tire Bowl started out west
-How they match up- BOSTON COLLEGE (8-3) vs. UNC (6-5)
-UNC football notebook- Sparkman to transfer
-Atkinson's rebounding, unselfishness spark UNC

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Overcoming odds
-Now, a bowl game worth watching

USC loses struggle with Pitt
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Greensboro News-Record
-QBs take different paths to same goal
-Tire Bowl Notebook- Coaches to have mini reunion
-Despite losses, Aggies keep positive attitude

From the Winston-Salem Journal
-Exposure- ASU relishing trip to Miami
-UNC will take on Cleveland State tonight
-Big Stage- Bennerman likes NYC
-10-1 Wake Forest to play 1-10 N.C. A&T tonight
-Heels hoping to close season in style
-
Sauerbrun says DUI ended Pro Bowl bid
-Taking Care of Business- Panthers, Saints will try to focus on their own game, not out-of-town scores

December 29, 2004

USC has another tough road test
Anderson Independent

USC goes for first marquee victory
Greenville (SC) News

Kinsey rethinks night life
Columbia (SC) The State

UNCA men face Michigan State today
Asheville Citizen-Times

From the Winston-Salem Journal
-Bennerman leads rally as N.C. State struggles to beat Columbia 84-74
-Tar Heels come out firing, sail past Seahawks 96-75
-Passing the Test- Durant has impressive resume as quarterback of Tar Heels

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-UNC shows lots of fire
-No. 17 North Carolina St. 84, Columbia 74
-UNC Bowl Notebook- BC QB Peterson not 100 percent
-Heels gain fast respect for NASCAR

From the Wilmington Star-News
-UNC 96, UNCW 75
-UNCW battles right to the bitter end

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Durant faces a tall order
-Tar Heels roll to victory over Seahawks
-Pack duo lights up Garden
-Camels face tough road test
-This UNC recruit is all business
-Paulus ready for Duke

Seahawks in a fog as Tar Heels win in rout
Charlotte Observer

December 28, 2004

From the New Bern Sun-Journal
-One play made all the difference for UNC, N.C. State
-Tar Heels' holiday ends with UNC-W

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-No bowl buzz in Boston
-Garden party for Hodge
-Mazzone says he's staying
-Heels to ride shotgun in race cars

From the Charlotte Observer
-What It Means for the Panthers
-Officials trust title sponsorship is secure
-Life 101- Bunting introduces team to career options

Confident- Red-hot Panthers like their chances in playoffs chase
Winston-Salem Journal

From the Fayetteville Observer
-The Cape Fear Four
-Seniors still drawing attention from ACC

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Durant is UNC's proven leader
-UNC bowl notebook- Gentlemen ... Start your engines
-Jawad- The 'other' Williams
-Pack honors Hodge with trip to New York

Walk-on from Ledford calling the shots for Tar Heels
Greensboro News-Record

A case of tainted love?
Columbia (SC) The State

Ex-USC assistants may go to the Irish
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Wilmington Star-News
-Key piece of puzzle missing for UNCW
-UNCW-UNC High Fives- Things you need to know about tonight's game

Region: Bulldogs bite Cavs late
The Virginian Pilot

December 27, 2004

From the Charlotte Observer
-Playoffs within reach
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Playoff outlook | 1 win, we're in?
-NFL great White dies
-Hard not to respect `Minister of Defense'
-Eagles take to climate change from Boston
-UNC adds spice for holidays
-Bowls give players chance to profit

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Magic Mecca of Basketball
-Panthers a step closer
-Panthers can win and still miss playoff berth
-Disbelief- White's sudden death stuns Panthers

Gamecocks add two more commitments
Columbia (SC) The State

It's open season on the playbook
Kinston Free Press

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Safety shores up 'D'
-Incoming freshman impresses Bunting
-Livingstone names Coates

Region: Illinois' foe faces long odds, night
Chicago Tribune

 

January 2, 2005

From College Football News
-
Liberty Bowl Louisville 44 ... Boise State 40 
-
Classic. Simply a classic. ... Capitalizing on mistakes - 5 Thoughts
- These "little guys" can play a little too ... Instant Analysis of Liberty Bowl

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Petrino says he's staying
-Fans seem ready to forgive, not forget
-His Cheatin' Heart has told on him; now get rid of him
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You can't trust Petrino, but you can use the guy
-Cardinals want Garcia to 'shoot it!'

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
-Ex-Bearcats now walking in Huggins' shoes
-UC not too great, not too bad

Freshman Amoroso tough self-grader
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Miners open WAC in style over Boise St.
El Paso Times

January 1, 2005

From conferenceusa.com
-Louisville Caps 11-1 Season With AutoZone Liberty Bowl Victory
-Men's Basketball Notebook

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Taking Liberty
-Cards outscore Boise in battle worthy of BCS
-Postgame
-Cardinals keep their heads
-Never-say-die Broncos run out of good fortune
-
For sheer entertainment, this one tops the polls

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Cards' strangest bowl ends with joy, triumph
-Cardinals conquer all
-Russell, Petrino clash in first half
-Louisville fans bowled over
-Complete Liberty Bowl coverage >>

From the Lexington (KY) Hearald-Leader
-COMEBACK CARDS
-Garcia's 23 send U of L past EKU

Petrino savors Liberty Bowl win by Cards
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Bearcats undone by No. 1
Cincinnati Enquirer

Blazers cool off Jaguars
Mobile Register

Iti sheds struggles, finds form
Charlotte Observer

Billikens flirt with victory before falling
St Louis Post Dispatch

Quick start lifts UNO over USM
Hattiesburg American

December 31, 2004

From College Football News
-Perspective Piece on the Liberty Bowl
-Liberty - Boise State vs. Louisville
-Keys to the game

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Stakes high for current, future Cards (and coach?)
-Petrino still declines to discuss LSU job
-Put focus on the game instead of fickle coach
-For fans, Liberty Bowl kicks off New Year's parties
-Complete Liberty Bowl coverage >>
-Cardinals survive second-half funk

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Nation's best offenses on display today in battle of top-10 teams
-Bowl perspectives
-Who has the edge?
-Scoring in the Cards thanks to depth, scheme of dreams
-Running, vertical passing both part of Boise State plan
-Notebook- Petrino stays mum about LSU
-Calkins- Boise win is good for Memphis, solar system
-'Everybody is pleased' in Tigerland

From the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
-Ready to light up Memphis
-Cards hope Liberty Bowl sets stage for 2005
-Coaches make mockery of bowls
-IS HE STAYING OR GOING?
-PITINO HAS CREATED A SIDELINE CLONE
-Garcia's 23 send U of L past EKU

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-BOBBY ON THE SPOT While Louisville's Petrino tries to avoid questions about LSU, Cardinals fans are seeing red over their coach's apparent interest in leaving
-Privateers pound USM 67-56
-Wave looking to go to work against VMI

UNO gets big, easy win against Southern Miss
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

49ers create an array of matchups
Charlotte Observer

Blazers face Jaguars, ex-teammate Collins
Birmingham News

DePaul gets by with Mejia on leave
Chicago Sun-Times

Demons survive Mejia's exit
Chicago Tribune

With injuries, things go from bad to worse for Bills
St Louis Post Dispatch

Price says Miners on course despite loss
El Paso Times

Women's Basketball Notebook
conferenceusa.com

December 30, 2004

From the Houston Chronicle
-Colorado surprises UTEP in Houston Bowl
-UTEP's terrific turnaround ends painfully

From the El Paso Times
-Miners stumble; Colorado rallies for win
-Several Miners star in defeat
-Miners 'respectable' in bowl appearance
-El Pasoans proud of Miners

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Snakes, not Tigers, would fit Petrino best
-U of L coach not at liberty to dupe fans
-Petrino gives media the silent treatment
-Boise coach mixes X's, O's with ABC's
-Defenses will try to emerge from the shadows
-Practice field finally cleared for use
-Willard says Cardinals learning not to let up

Bulldogs no match for aggressive Blazers
Birmingham Post-Herald

Cards hope to continue OVC feast
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

MU 65, CSU 55- Eagles are 11-1
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

USF's Dennis Menaces Texas-Arlington
Tampa Tribune

Southern Miss vs. New Orleans
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

This time, Bearcats are chasing Illini
Chicago Tribune

Billikens add defense to problems
St Louis Post Dispatch

Quarterback keepers
Memphis Commercial Appeal

UCF edges Fordham for 3rd place in tournament
Orlando Sentinel

December 29, 2004

49ers in Classic title game
Charlotte Observer

Anderson concerned about recent rigors of UAB schedule
Birmingham Post-Herald

Frogs' patience pays off in win
Ft Worth Star Telegram

UTEP, Buffs clash today in Houston
El Paso Times

From the Houston Chronicle
-A little back goes a long way for UTEP
-West Texas wind blows an underdog into Reliant

USM romps but only after Carey gives scare
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Petrino admits he has talked with LSU
-Petrino's LSU tκte-ΰ-tκte has U of L fans steaming
-Four hands steer Cards full speed in fast lane

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Liberty Bowl coaches are upset at not being able to practice outdoors this week
-Despite youth, Boise State shows maturity
-Ex-Vol happy to land with Louisville
-Cards' Petrino has met with LSU

Barro pushing himself
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brown star Forte beats UCF in OT
Orlando Sentinel

December 28, 2004

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

Miami goes cold against fast-starting Bearcats
Cincinnati Post

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
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Threes make it a breeze
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Jurich- LSU can contact Petrino
-Cards forced inside for first practice

Historic night in Freedom Hall
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Reeling Tigers reconvene with hopes of righting ship
-Boise State remains confident it can stop the Cardinal juggernaut
-Miami game aside, Cards were stingy when it counted this year
-Ice puts brakes on outdoor practice
-Petrino meets with LSU about coach job

Blazers hope coming home pays off
Birmingham News

Aloha to first bowl, Aloha to the future
Birmingham Post-Herald

Inconsistent Blue Demons seek even keel
Chicago Tribune

Princeton tops Green Wave
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Carey faces tall task
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Hunt- Diener can look to Skiles
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP fans flock to Houston to support Miners
-Special trip gets better for Miners
-UTEP hope to swarm Buffaloes

Herd men make New Year’s resolution
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

UCF basketball just warming up
Orlando Sentinel

December 27, 2004

Around Conference USA - Football
USA Today

From College Football News
- Hawaii Bowl
Hawaii 59 ... UAB 40 | 5 Thoughts
- Fort Worth Bowl
Cincinnati 32 ... Marshall 14 | 5 Thoughts 
- GMAC Bowl Bowling Green 52 ... Memphis 35 | 5 Thoughts
- New Orleans Bowl So. Miss 31 ... North Texas 10 | 
5 Thoughts

Pitino's mother dies
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Morehead is next OVC team in Cards' way
-Pitino's mother, Charlotte, dies
-Late buyers can get bowl tickets

From the YAHOO! Sports
-Louisville looks to build on rough week, hosts Morehead State
-Bearcats prepare for Las Vegas trip, take on rival RedHawks

Strength against strength
Cincinnati Post

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
-Bearcats need challenge from Miami
-Tulsa coach Phillips quits after 2-5 start

Players- Liberty Bowl not average
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Houston trip gets better for Miners
El Paso Times

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Herd has serious QB issues entering 2005
-Fallen expectations