ECU, C-USA and Carolinas Web Headlines


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Conference USA
-Greenville Daily Reflector
-Washington Daily News
-Kinston Free Press
-New Bern Sun Journal
-East Carolinian

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March 26, 2005

- Ron Cherubini: Coach Cary Godette Back in the Game
- Bonesville Box Score: Charlotte 6, ECU 2 (10)
- Bonesville Live Stream: ECU-Charlotte baseball - 2 & 6 PM

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
Easter baseball tournaments hope to dodge the rain 

March 25, 2005

- Brian Bailey: Pirates bounce back from lost weekend
- Bonesville: Cards bomb Huskies en route to Elite 8
Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 03.25
- Bonesville: Holland named to powerful USA Basketball panel
- Bonesville: ECU fans to have rooting interest in NIT semis

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
 ECU softball team sweeps UNCW 
Niners top ECU in 10th 
Holland tapped for committee 
Pirates hope to carry hot bats into Charlotte series 
Pirates closer to QB choice 

From the Washington Daily News
Pirates hope to strike gold against 49ers
- Back to basics for Pirates' O-line

From the Kinston Free Press
- Pirates confident entering key series with 49ers

March 24, 2005

-Ron Cherubini: Larger than life legend Tom Michel passes - 03.24
-Bonesville Box Score: ECU 12, UNCW 8 - 03.24
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 03.24
— NIT: Memphis whips Vandy to advance to Garden
— NIT: Maryland overcomes big Davidson lead
Big East hops on instant replay bandwagon
WGHB: Live @ 5 - 03.24
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 03.24

-ECU Holds Off a Late UNCW Rally to Win 12-8
-ECU Athletics Mourns Loss of Hall of Fame Member
-Lady Pirates Push Winning Streak To Five With Sweep Of Seahawks
-Women's Soccer Adds Another Student-Athlete To 2005 Class
-Field Set For 2005 Pinehurst Invitational
-Robin Smith Named C-USA Men's Golfer of the Week

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU mourns loss of Michel
-Back in the win column
-picks for ECU provost, vice chancellor set for today

Pirates hold off Seahawks
Washington Daily News

Pirates bounce back with rout of UNCW
Kinston Free Press

Pirates too much for Seahawks
Wilmington Star News

From the East Carolinian
-Lady Pirates dominate during break
-Pirates use early lead to stave off late Seahawks' charge
-Holland shoots, scores ... again
-Ballard reflects on leadership issues within ECU

USC opens its wallet for Spurrier’s assistants
Columbia (SC) State

March 23, 2005

-Brian Bailey: From the Anchor Desk - 03.23
— No need to panic as Diamond Pirates regroup
-Bonesville: Stokes stocking staff with experience - 03.23
Neighboring schools create TV traffic jam - 03.23
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 03.23
— NIT win over UNLV extends Stokes' ties to USC
— Davidson-Maryland NIT matchup set for TV
Activist group files suit over 'Chief Illiniwek'
Bonesville Live Stream: ECU-UNCW baseball - 7 PM - 03.23
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 03.23
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show - 03.23
WGHB: Live @ 5 - 03.23
WGHB: Press Box - 03.23

-Chris Ferguson Appointed To ECU Men's Basketball Staff
-Women's Basketball To Hold Annual Awards Banquet

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Freshman coming up big for the Pirates
Ferguson joins Stokes' staff at East Carolina

E. Carolina hires former Vols coach
The Tennessean

From the Kinston Free Press
-Pirates hire Tennessee hoops assistant
-Seahawks, Pirates renew rivalry today

UNCW looks to stay hot tonight vs. ECU
Wilmington Star News

CFL: Riders sign Crandell, Canada

March 22, 2005

-Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 234 - 03.22
— Too early to grade Stokes hire
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 03.22
— Break over for East Carolina football team
— Frogs in NIT quarterfinals after overtime win
— CBS reaping ratings bonanza from tourney
Baseball America & Collegiate Baseball Polls
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 03.22
WNCT: Sports Verdict - 03.22
WGHB: Live @ 5 - 03.22
WGHB: Sportsline - 03.22
WGHB: Locker Room - 03.22

-ECU Football Returns To Work After Spring Break
-Former Pirate Swim Captain Named Head Coach At Greensboro College
-Women's Track Opens Outdoor Season

Pirates football team returns from 10-day break
Washington Daily News

Changes give Pirates plenty of depth at safety
Greenville Daily Reflector

How college football should determine a champion
College Football News

March 21, 2005

-Bonesville: Insulted Cardinals proving their point - 03.21
-Bonesville Box Score: Tulane 8, East Carolina 6 (8) - 03.21
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 03.21
— Spurrier straps on visor, gets down to business
— NCAA Tourney Sweet 16 pairings & schedule
Tournament's television ratings up over 2004

-Pirates Fall to Tulane in Eight Innings, 8-6
-Softball Wins Hoo's Who Championship

LSU, TU complete conference sweeps
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Baseball Completes Sweep Of East Carolina With Dramatic 8-6 Win

Sands of time rub Pirates wrong way in 8-6 loss to Wave
Greenville Daily Reflector


-Raleigh News & Observer
-Durham Herald-Sun
-Winston Salem Journal
-Charlotte Observer
-Columbia (SC) State
-Greenville (SC) News

March 26, 2005

- Nuggets:
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
— Capsules: Duke, State bite the dust; Heels survive

From the Raleigh News & Observer
- Tar Heels scrape by
Only UNC left standing
- Close call for Heels
- Hodge gave it his all
- Devils wear down
- Pack baseball comes back

March 25, 2005

- Bonesville: Triangle's Sweet 16 teams converge at RDU

From the Raleigh News and Observer
- Sweet 16 has a Triangle tang
- Williams in his comfort zone
- Devils don't intimidate, but they get the job done
- Game Time!!
- The TV situation
- Heels' May says he'll be back
- UNC's Williams has shot at an NCAA title
- The matchups: UNC vs. Villanova

From the Kinston Free Press
- Blue Devils accept winning ugly
- May provides spark for Tar Heels

From the New Bern Sun Journal
- Wisconsin, N.C. State eager to strut their stuff for the masses

March 24, 2005

From the Columbia (SC) State
-NIT lifts lid off pressure cooker
-Fun ’n’ Gun misfires
-USC batters reclaim their power
-Football coach search narrows

From the Anderson Independent
-Hoyas next up for Gamecocks
-Phillips not a candidate at Colorado

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-1985- The year of Super 'Nova
-Hodge won't be spectator during NCAA final
-Defense again carrying Devils

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Ewing Duke's rock
-Saving best shot for last
-Lent pulls plug on TV hoops
-Different backgrounds produce similar styles
-Izzo's tourney success similar to Coach K's

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Odom knows this game
-Hoyas-USC game preview
-USC football notebook
-Staff salaries released
-USC pounds Davidson
-Old Dominion nips Tigers

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Gamecocks resurrected
-Seven Spurrier assistants to make at least $140,000

March 23, 2005

From the Greenville News
-USC runs down Rebels
-New York in USC's travel plans
-UNLV-USC game summary
-USC reports violations
-Tigers nip Monarchs
-Clemson restructures AD

49ers sought money to keep coaches
Charlotte Observer

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Throw out first Duke-Michigan State meeting
-Ewing savoring his last tourney
-Wolfpack ready for Sweet 16
-Tar Heels wary of wounded Wildcats

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Wolfpack says it's not done
-Redick, Paul on AP first team
-Pack not counting on Bethel's return
-Jawad Williams wants to give Tar Heels a lift
-Devils will face familiar foe

From Columbia (SC) The State
-USC reports 7 secondary violations
-NIT seating rewards USC’s ‘real’ fans
-Tigers feed off of Monarch errors
-Enduring CBS’ analysts is real Madness

Tickets tough to get even for Blue Devil
Greensboro News-Record

Wolfpack Nation enjoying the ride
Fayetteville Observer

UNCW surpassed expectations in 2004-05
Wilmington Star News

Deacons making adjustments to offensive line
Winston Salem Journal

March 22, 2005

Lutz throws his name in Vols' hat
Charlotte Observer

Vols contact Lutz but not Anderson
WBIR-TV Knoxville

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Prosser- NCAA loss one of his most difficult
-Bad Vibes- Dark clouds hovered over WFU season
-Blue Devils just happy to have survived
-NCAA wins are vindication for Wolfpack's joyful Hodge

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Duke likes view from No. 2
-Matchup would rival '83
-Deacons' defensive collapse cuts deeply
-Deal lets fans see all on TV
-Women's game lacks 'buzz'

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Krzyzewski gets kudos for a job well done
-Devils' strong defense, rebounding propel them to Sweet 16
-Tar Heels easily outrun and outscore first two opponents

From the Greenville (SC) News
Odom seeks students' support
-Odom says NIT has value
-Purnell looks to the future

Tigers taking a look 'back'- Clemson's backcourt becomes focus with departure of Ford
Anderson Independent

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Resolve replaces remorse
-Tempo is a pressing concern

From the Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal
-For USC, it's better late than never
-Purnell's Tigers surpassed expectations

March 21, 2005

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-It's a Triangle 3-pointer
-An oh-so-sweet Sunday
-Devils win ugly again
-Tar Heels wear out Cyclones
-Wolfpack getting used to winning
-Pack's victory 'a shared moment'
-Triangle trio razes Black Sunday
-WRAL faces dilemma on Friday

From the Durham Herald-Sun
Austin notebook- Triangle trifecta a TV 'nightmare'
-Duke savors another close tourney victory
-Ewing's play secures trip home for senior
-Duke guts out another one
-Felton, Heels exploit Iowa State's defense
-UNC freshman Williams has another impressive game

From the Winston Salem Journal
-First half of West Virginia game was Deacs' high-water mark, second half a disaster
-Hodge's shot propels Pack past Huskies, into Sweet 16
-Duke survives defensive bout, advances to regional semis

From the Charlotte Observer
-No surprises alter script in Charlotte
-Pack's Hodge makes every second count

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Arkansas takes series from USC
-Tigers ride Harvey's bat past Heels

House looks to revive football career at USC
Columbia (SC) The State

Harvey's arm, bat lead Tigers over Heels
Anderson Independent
-C-USA Baseball Roundup
-Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Hattiesburg American
-Ft Worth Star Telegram
-Louisville Courier-Journal
-Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-New Orleans Times Picayune
-Houston Chronicle
-Birmingham News
-Dallas Morning News
-Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
- Orlando Sentinel team listing

March 26, 2005

- Nuggets:
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Louisville, WVU rumble for spot in Final Four

From the Raleigh News & Observer
- WVU enjoying historic run

- March 25 Men's Basketball Notebook
- 3/25/2005 - Southern Miss 7, Cincinnati 6
- 3/25/2005 - Charlotte 6, East Carolina 2
- 3/25/2005 - Louisville 6, Tulane 2
- 3/25/2005 - Houston 9, UAB 6
- 3/25/2005 - TCU 10, Saint Louis 0
- 3/25/2005 - USF 6, MEMPHIS 5

March 25, 2005

- Bonesville: Another DUI charge embarrasses Cincinnati

From the New Bern Sun Journal
- Louisville Ousts No. 1 Seed Washington

March 24, 2005

-Men's Basketball Notebook
-Women's Basketball Notebook
-Golfers of the Week

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Going to the Garden
-Tournament run invigorates U of M fan base
-U of M Postgame

From the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
-No. 1 priority- Cards set sights on Washington
-Cards, Huskies in mile-high meeting

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Bluegrass finds itself in basketball bliss
-Garcia delivers message
-1983 Cards remember an uphill battle for air
-This may be a whole new Pitinoballgame

Bowden settles down, pitches USM over Valley
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

USM leases all suites for Roberts Stadium
Hattiesburg American

Wave, archdiocese form partnership
New Orleans Times Picayune

March 23, 2005

-TCU to Play Road Game on Saturday in NIT
-Outdoor Track and Field Notebook
-DePaul Upset By Liberty in Second Round of NCAA Women's Tournament

Tulane interested in Terps' assistant Dickerson
Baltimore Sun

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-TU to interview Tillette, Dickerson
-Green Wave's Crowel overpowers Demons

Pitino Previews U of L's NCAA Sweet 16 Game Against Washington

Only one number matters to Louisville now- 16
St Petersburg Times

NCAA committee needs a mulligan for Cardinals
Louisville Courier-Journal

Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Top guard to challenge Washington
-Tigers vs. Vanderbilt
-Five cities eye C-USA tournament
-Tiger scrimmage sponsored

Memphis/NIT Notes

Coliseum renovations set for fall
Hattiesburg American

From the Ft Worth Star Telegram
-Coach getting chance to display net gains vs. old team
-TCU will hit road Saturday
-Lack of timely hits against OU sinks TCU

Crowel, Latham Stymie Bats As Tulane Defeats Northwestern State, 4-1

Baseball Wins 17-10 Slugfest Over South Alabama

Oklahoma Steals 5-4 Victory Over No. 22 TCU

Bearcats Fall At Notre Dame, 10-4

Infielder delivers from both sides of plate against UH
Houston Chronicle

Baseball Upended by No. 14 Texas A&M on Tuesday

Kent State Bats Beat Up USF Pitchers in 7-2 Bulls Loss

Blazers Ready To Take On Birmingham-Southern

No. 11 Florida Stops No. 20 Baseball, 17-6

Baseball- Owls Thump Sam Houston State 16-2 In Seven Innings

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Knights have issues to settle
-Storm watch.
-UCF football- A closer look

Defensive line in midst of makeover
Charleston (WV) Herald-Dispatch

March 22, 2005

-TCU Edges Western Michigan 78-76 In Overtime in NIT
-Baseball Notebook
-Softball Notebook

Around Conference USA
USA Today

TCU tops Western Michigan in NIT
Dallas Morning News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Hunt's resurgence keys Tigers' NIT run
-Narrow win pits Vandy vs. Tigers
-49ers basketball coach confirms contact with UT

From the Biloxi Sun-Herald
-Time for 2 to step up
-Southern Miss coach tinkers with lineup

Men's NCAA Tournament | Notebook- UW stays on the high road
Seattle Times

Despite a loss, UAB is upbeat
Birmingham Post Herald

New Orleans Times-Picayune

Frogs get little relief in bullpen
Ft Worth Star Telegram

Baseball Set for Clash with Ole Miss at AutoZone Park
Memphis Commercial Appeal

New coordinators bring energy to USM
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Spring Football Opens For Cougars

From the Orlando Sentinel
UCF loses 4 more football returnees
-Cozart makes solid pitch for future

Sunshine State Powers Meet in Mid-Week Showdown

Tulsa Begins Spring Football Drills

2005 UTEP Spring Football Preview

March 21, 2005

-Louisville Heads to Sweet Sixteen Following Win Over Georgia Tech
-Weekend Baseball Roundup

From the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
-Playing like a No. 1
-Dynamic Duo drops Georgia Tech
-Sweet Sixteen road feels like memory lane

From the Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
-Cards put it all together
-U of L finds stride in zone 'D'
-Forget seeding- Jackets say Cards are title contenders
-Pitino pleaser

Tigers land another home game in NIT
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Blazers' future looks bright
Birmingham News

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-Davis not thinking about Green Wave
-Louisville in top form

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-Louisville chalks up Tech-nical knockout
-Frogs get little relief in bullpen

USM erupts for 7 in 10th, tops TCU 14-7
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

USF Baseball Team Wins At Charlotte In C-USA Opener
Tampa Tribune

Cozart makes solid pitch for future
Orlando Sentinel

Rice suffers rare WAC series sweep
Houston Chronicle