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East Carolina


Conference USA


January 23, 2005

-Bonesville: Demons bedevil Pirates - 01.23
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 01.23
Former ECU coach stepping down as USC AD
Deacons too tall of an order for Bearcats
49ers shoot down No. 25 Golden Eagles
14th-ranked Cardinals surge away from Vols

-DePaul Runs Past ECU In The Second Half
-Men's Tennis Defeats JMU At VCU Invitational

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Narron now with Brewers
Demonized- Pirate men drop sixth straight

Blue Demons Romp To Fourth Straight Win

Greer, Demons roll in 2nd half
Chicago Sun Times

Demons get in gear
Chicago Tribune

Lady Pirate/49er game on C-SET TV Today @ 2pm ET

Women's Basketball Hosts Instate Foe East Carolina, Sunday

Snow excuse, go see 49ers women
Charlotte Observer

January 22, 2005

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 01.22
Texas loses former Enloe star to academics
Preview: No. 20 Cincinnati vs. No. 3 Wake Forest
Preview: No. 25 Marquette vs. Charlotte
Preview: No. 14 Louisville vs. Tennessee
Bonesville: Live Radio Feeds of ECU-DePaul Game - 01.22
WGHB: Live@5 - 01.22
WGHB: Extra Point - 01.22
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 01.22

-Pirates Look To Find Winning Ways Against DePaul Saturday
-Lady Pirate Basketball Heads West To Take On Charlotte In C-USA Action
-East Carolina Swim Meet Cancelled Due To Inclement Weather
-Men's Tennis Team Set To Open Season At VCU Invitational This Weekend

Pirates dock ship on shores of Chicago
Kinston Free Press

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates look for luck in Chi-town
-ECU baseball fans say hello to a new friend

Men’s Basketball Entertains East Carolina in Rosemont

Chicago Sun Times

Pirates hope to find winning ways against DePaul
Washington Daily News

January 21, 2005

-Sammy Batten: Football Recruiting Report - 01.21
Long road back from injury molded gifted DB
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 01.21
Ugly end to Gamecocks' football season gets uglier
Owls hang on in I-A while searching for league
Norfolk State breaks ground with hiring of white coach
WGHB: Live@5 - 01.21
WGHB: Locker Room - 01.21
WGHB: Miller Lite Sports Bar - 01.21
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 01.21
WNCT: Sports Bar - 01.21

Men's Tennis Team Set To Open Season At VCU Invitational This Weekend

Two ACC football teams to play ECU
Greenville Daily Reflector

January 20, 2005

-Henry Hinton: Henry's Highlights - 01.20
Elite teams farther beyond reach than ever
-Bonesville: Grisly shipwreck in Louisville - 01.20
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 01.20
Coaches pick ECU among league's baseball leaders
Bearcats heat up in second half to rip 49ers
WGHB: Live@5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 01.20
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 01.20

-Baseball's "Meet the Pirates" Scheduled for Jan. 30
-ECU Baseball Tabbed Third in C-USA Preseason Baseball Poll
-Pirates Fall to No. 14 Louisville On the Road

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Another 'L' to Louisville for Pirates
-Allison transfers to ECU
-Diamond Bucs picked to finish third in C-USA poll

No. 14 Louisville Crushes East Carolina 92-41

Myles' bum thumb mars Cards' romp
Louisville Courier-Journal

From the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
-Cards avoid letdown by routing Pirates

Copper reflects on rookie season
Washington Daily News

January 19, 2005

-Brian Bailey: From the Anchor Desk - 01.19
Chilly start for baseball
-Bonesville: Preview: Louisville vs. East Carolina - 01.19
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 01.19
NCAA looking for answers to financial pressures
C-USA, Carolinas players on Cousy Award list
Bonesville: Live Radio Feeds of ECU-Louisville Game - 01.19
WGHB: Live@5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 01.19
WGHB: Press Box with Troy Dreyfus - 01.19
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 01.19
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show - 01.19

ECU Makes Last Trek To Louisville Wednesday Night

From the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
-Cards hit the lottery with return of Otis George
-By George, Cards are healthy

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Welcome to the (new) Jungle
-Pirates take on No. 14 Louisville
ECU heart surgeons conduct live Webcast of a mitral valve repair

Regaining George 'like hitting Lotto'
Louisville Courier-Journal

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates in search of first C-USA victory
-Whatever happened to cheering for your team?

January 18, 2005

-Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 225 - 01.18
Conditioning vital to renewed football success
-Bonesville: Recruiting battles go both ways for Pirates - 01.18
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 01.18
Memphis basketball rocked by academic casualty
Louisville leads three C-USA teams in AP hoops poll
WGHB: Live@5 with Troy D. & Ellerbe - 01.18
WGHB: Sportsline - Josh Spence & Allen Thomas - 01.18
WGHB: Bill Herrion Call-In Show - 01.18
WNCT: Talk of the Town with Henry Hinton - 01.18

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates hit the diamond for their first practice
-Pirates' freshman off to a good start
-ECU swimmers trump Tribe

Merritt Meets NCAA Qualifying Mark As East Carolina Opens Season At Virginia Tech

Thomas Slaughter: Spurrier successful in luring top-notch recruits
Columbia (SC) The State

Blazers bounce back in victory over Pirates
Birmingham Post-Herald

Preview: ECU at Louisville
Cardinal Empire

January 17, 2005

-Al Myatt: View from the East - 01.17
Carolinas football: 2004 a season to forget
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 01.17
Relief in Memphis: DeAngelo Williams will be back
C-USA basketball scoreboard, standings & schedule

-Women's Hoops Falls To Marquette In C-USA Action
-ECU Swimming and Diving Victorious Over Tribe

New Bern's Mattocks commits to Pirates
New Bern Sun Journal

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Lady Pirates tumble against Marquette


January 23, 2005

From the Winston-Salem Journal
-Area Roundup
-ASU stuns Charleston, moves up in standings
-Duke romps past Florida State
-Erratic Terrapins, Wolfpack set to square off today
-Heels cruise past Hurricanes

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Redick gets last word vs. FSU fans
-Unsatisfying win for UNC
-Seemingly impressive win can't please Williams

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Redick rocks the Noles
-Recruiting: Heels lose some, get some
-Tar Heels walk to win
-Day of rest a rarity for Wolfpack

From the Greenville (SC) News
-MSU slips past USC
-Cavs nip Tigers
-'Cats claw into Furman

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Errant 3-point try costs Clemson
-AD discusses Steve, Lou and a playoff
-USC wastes another upset bid
-USC must send message to its players

Terriers' rally comes up short
Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal

January 22, 2005

From the Fayetteville Observer
-UNCP: Football program a scant memory
-Dynamic Paul Wake's ticket to success

From the Winston-Salem Journal
-Out of the Shadows
-May says UNC must finish foes
-ASU, 7-1 at home, to take on Charleston
-WSSU to play winless St. Paul's

ACC play gets offensive- Tigers trying to keep up with high scoring conference rivals
Anderson Independent

From the Charlotte Observer
-Coach K doing a devil of a job
-Davidson's disciple

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-NCCU: A father's wisdom
-Improvement needed in many areas for Tar Heels

SoCon train makes last stop
Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Tigers stalking Cavs
-It's not just a game
-Sixth player charged in theft at USC stadium

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Sixth USC player charged
-Toothless Tigers out for revenge

News about Former ECU Coach and current USC AD from Columbia (SC) The State (from 01.19.05)
-McGee to retire
-McGee fought for university, Coble says
-Holtz hire secures McGee’s legacy
-A man for many seasons
-This lame duck must swim
-Glory days, they passed him by
-Mike McGee- Month by month

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Deacs need frontcourt production
-N.C. State's Bennerman out
-Rapid-fire remarks on college hoops

Seahawks will play it straight against top team
Wilmington Star News

January 21, 2005

From the Charlotte Observer
-Judge- Arrest UNC player
-Theft at USC leads to charges

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Kay Yow returns to N.C. State sidelines
-Arrest order issued for former UNC linebacker
-Schedule stiffens for Heels; BC added to ACC mix
-Tar Heels get surprise visitor

From the Winston-Salem Journal
-Prosser defends Downey's gesture
-ACC Notebook

Prosser goes where everybody knows his name
Greensboro News-Record

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Six charged in thefts
-USC opener on ESPN
-Tigers must rise in fall

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Spurrier era starts on ESPN
-Early portion of schedule not for slow starters

From the Anderson Independent
-University police arrest five Gamecocks
-A fire for life
-Hokies keep hope alive
-Wild Tar Heels rack up style points, not baskets

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Six USC players face larceny charges
-Gilliam will get his chance
-Clemson schedule tough again

Notebook- Duke-UNC battle might have been more of a classic
Fayetteville Observer

January 19-20, 2005

From YAHOO! Sports
-Virginia Tech 72, N. Carolina St. 71
-No. 6 North Carolina 77, Clemson 58
-No. 4 Duke 92, Miami 83
-Davidson 80, Western Carolina 57
-N.C.-Wilmington 54, William & Mary 49
-Winthrop 65, Birmingham-Southern 57
-Florida St. 91, No. 3 Wake Forest 83, OT

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Two suspended UNC players return to class
-Knotts resigns from Blue Devils
-Williams, Duke too hot to handle
-Virginia Tech 72, N. Carolina St. 71
-UNC gets back on track with ugly win
-NHL Labor Talks End With No Progress Made

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack lets it slip away
-Tar Heels finally pull away
-Williams' 30 help Duke clip Miami
-Arena operator may sweeten bid
-No end in sight to NHL lockout
-Yow will coach Pack tonight
-Knotts leaves Duke to return to preps

Knotts gets independence ... from Duke
Charlotte Observer

From the Winston-Salem Journal
-WFU will try to rebound from loss to FSU at No. 20 Cincinnati
-Easy Now- WFU, UNC can't give in to depression
-'Noles upset Deacs

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Deacs' free-throw shooting success a mystery
-Wolfpack can't fake out Hokies
-Play ground- Grant adjusts to Pack's system
-Rare miss upsets Deacons

From the Greensboro News-Record
5 USC players arrested for equipment theft
-Up In Arms
-Tanner- 2007 ‘realistic’ for new stadium
-For now, Tanner focused on diamond
-Heels better by half

January 18, 2005

From the Durham Herald Journal
-Duke's Randolph battles back
-Duke great? Not yet, but who knows
-Baker joins Pack's growing list of backs; Heels add versatile Hardesty

From the Winston-Salem Journal
-Deacs want no Tallahassee rerun
-Hurting- Elon's hopes have been dashed again

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Nelson chillin' at Duke
-Pack adds Crouch, Wright
-Hardesty chooses Tar Heels

They're rivals now
New Bern Sun Journal

Randolph’s alone time with mono
Greensboro News-Record

Adjustments take time
Greenville (SC) News

Advice to networks- Just show the game
Columbia (SC) The State

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Crouch commits to State
-Duke, North Carolina mop up with November catches

January 17, 2005

Kinsey's late saves sparks USC
Anderson Independent

From the Durham Herald Journal
-'Big Three' dominate in Duke's win over Virginia
-Duke survives scare to dominate Virginia once again
-Wolfpack rebounds with big victory

Once subtle, Wake now as quiet as mascot's motorcycle
Greensboro News-Record

From the Winston-Salem Journal
-Deacons say they'll put big win in past, get ready for Seminoles
-Devils top Cavaliers as Redick scores 28
-Pack gets on track

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Victory sweet for Pack
-Free throws pay off
-Hodge does the little things
-Dukes defense dominates

Seahawks can keep opponents guessing
Wilmington Star-News


January 23, 2005

49ers Knock Off No. 25 Marquette, 76-66

From the Charlotte Observer
-49ers rebound
-Deacons bounce back in big way

Charlotte 76, MU 66- Rebounds hurt
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bearcats Fall To Wake Forest, 74-70

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
-Talent half-empty, grit half-full
-Upset shot bounces away from Bearcats

'Big E', Paul lead Deacs by Bearcats
Greensboro News-Record

Deacons prevail
Winston-Salem Journal

USM, Eustachy get 'needed' win
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

TU falls short against USM
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Bulls Stumble In `Worst Effort'
Tampa Tribune

Cougar men claim rare road win
Houston Chronicle

Bouncing back
Birmingham News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Blazers hang on, despite Tiger tries
-U of M Postgame

Stingy defense lifts Billikens over TCU
St Louis Post Dispatch

Zone defense leaves Frogs out in the cold
Ft Worth Star-Telegram

From the Dallas Morning News
-TCU men fall
-Mustangs don't have final answer in 58-57 loss

Late surge lifts Cards
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

Code Red- George gives Cards a jolt
Louisville Courier-Journal

Miners survive Spartans, 69-65
El Paso Times

Flashes extend Herd’s misery
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

January 22, 2005

UC wants to slow dance today
Cincinnati Enquirer

Different Goals, Different Game for Greensboro's Eric Hicks
Greensboro News-Record

Prosser sees different Huggins
Winston-Salem Journal

From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
-No time for MU to agonize
-Preview- Marquette vs. Charlotte 49ers

From the Charlotte Observer
-49ers out to slow down Marquette's Diener
-Marquette's Diener can't stand losing

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-No U of M pressure, says alleged victim
-By any name, UAB guard a 3-pt. threat
-Tigers vs. UAB
-Speedster eager for Tiger role

Eagles keep up fight for 1st C-USA victory
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

USM hosts Tulane
Hattiesburg AMerican

No 'woe is me'
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

U of L upbeat minus Myles
Louisville Courier-Journal

From the St Louis Post Dispatch
-Soderberg sticks with basics to keep Billikens competitive
-Today's game

Ft Worth Star-Telegram

15 wins isn't enough?
El Paso Times

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-13 prospects descend on Marshall this weekend
-Getting over the ‘hump’

No go for WVU, Marshall
Charleston (WV) Gazette

January 21, 2005

DePaul definitely on rebound
Chicago Sun-Times

Demons hit heights
Chicago Tribune

DePaul 85, MU 72- Too physical
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

USM to play Bama, McNeese, N.C. State in upcoming season
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Bearcats Tackle No. 3 Wake Forest

UC vs. Wake Forest Preview

Myles expected to miss Tennessee game with broken thumb
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-On the mark
-Myles not expected in lineup tomorrow

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Accuser has Hunt on audio
-Five questions with Joe Luckey Director of Athletic Academic Services
-Norcross teammates are planning U of M visit

Murry misses practice with sprained ankle
Dallas Morning News

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-WVU matchup remains unlikely
-Prized QB picks Marshall
-Herd staying focused, loose

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Herd gets third QB commitment
-MU-Hokies date moved

Miners avoid wipeout
El Paso Times

Sloppy Knights fall 73-61
Orlando Sentinel

January 19-20, 2005

-Men's Basketball Notebook
-Women's Basketball Notebook
-Tulane A Unanimous Preseason Baseball Favorite

From YAHOO! Sports
-Louisville- Ellis Myles Fractures Thumb
-Charlotte- Mitchell Baldwin Dislocates Shoulder
-Cincinnati F Mike Pilgrim transfers to Seton Hall
-TULANE 76, UAB 73
-No. 14 Louisville 92, East Carolina 41
-Saint Louis 65, Southern Miss 63
-TCU 58, Houston 51
-Memphis 73, South Florida 67
-No. 20 Cincinnati 80, Charlotte 58

From the Cincinnati Post
-The sweet sound of swish
-Bearcats bounce back

Williams busts out to boost Bearcats
Cincinnati Enquirer

Bearcats keep 49ers under radar
Charlotte Observer

Freshman guard propels Tulane to C-USA win
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Green Wave beats buzzer, Blazers
Birmingham News

Big Easy proves queasy for UAB
Birmingham Post-Herald

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Hunt returns to the lineup for Tigers
-Sound foul shooting sparks Tiger victory
-U of M Postgame
-Clearing of Hunt inspires disbelief
-Wideout commits to Tigers
-New era to begin for Tigers

From the Tampa Tribune
Fight Of His Life
Bulls Fall Short Against Memphis

Familiar defeat, familiar feelings
St Petersburg Times

From the Houston Chronicle
-Cougars stumble as TCU steals one
-UH Notebook- NCAA events bid made

Ailing guard arrives late, provides remedy for Frogs
Ft Worth Star Telegram

TCU men handle Houston, 58-51
Dallas Morning News

Saint Louis breaks USM's heart
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

USM misses last shot, Saint Louis doesn't
Hattiesburg American

Bryant shot in last seconds gives Billikens road win
St Louis Post-Dispatch

Novak getting blank screens
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF wants out of West Virginia game
-UCF gets 7 road football games

January 18, 2005

-Women's Basketball Notebook
-Men's Basketball Notebook

Around Conference USA
USA Today

Lutz enjoys tough Cincinnati trips
Charlotte Observer

Upset of UAB just latest for hot 49ers
Birmingham News

Lutz, Charlotte looking for a big finish at UC
Cincinnati Enquirer

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Charlotte faces tough road tests
-Go figure
-CUSA Players of the week
-McNelis greeted by Tiger two-step

Houston's Penders back to his old state
Dallas Morning News

USM offensive coordinator Johnson accepts challenge
Hattiesburg American

Clarksdale duo commits to USM
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

UH Notebook- De Randamie hopes to be part of solution
Houston Chronicle

White runs route to Mobile
Mobile Register

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
C-USA- Memphis’ Banks out for season
-Marquette adds seat charge
-MU, UW ranked in both polls

From the El Paso Times
-Miners try to regroup from first WAC loss
-All-star running back commits to UTEP

Herd recruits ready to make an impact
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

January 17, 2005

-Women's Basketball Weekend Recap
-Men's Basketball Weekend Recap

Paying for bad planning
Memphis Commercial Appeal

USF's Improvement Impresses Marquette
Tampa Tribune

Women: NCAA block record rocked
USA Today

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Marshall’s record deceiving
-Herd gets three more commitments

UTEP transfer keeps shooting
El Paso Times