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East Carolina


Conference USA

April 10, 2005

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 04.10
— Virginia sizes up DePaul's Leitao as candidate
Aussie beats out Reddick for Wooden award
-Bonesville Box Score: ECU 7 Southern Miss 5 - 04.10

-ECU Wins 7-5 In Dramatic Fashion Over No. 27 USM
-Softball Posts Two Wins During Round Robin Play At Longwood Invitational
-Millican Tied for 11th At Lady Boilermaker Invitational

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates rally past Southern Miss
-Baseball basics equal close ECU victory

East Carolina Snaps Southern Miss’ 12-Game Winning Streak With 7-5 Victory In Game Two of Weekend Conference USA Series

East Carolina halts USM's win streak
Jackson (MS) Clarion-ledger

East Carolina tops Southern Miss, 7-5
Washington (NC) Daily News

Richardson leads ECU past Southern Miss
Kinston Free Press

Streak finally ends
Hattiesburg American

East Carolina snaps USM's 12-game winning streak
Biloxi (MS) Sun Herald

April 9, 2005

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 04.09
— ECU-bred coach signs up for 2nd tour at UNC-G
— Garcia taking NBA route with Pitino's blessing
-Bonesville Box Score: Southern Miss 12, ECU 6 - 04.09
Today's Live Stream: ECU-USM Baseball - 6 pm - 04.09
WGHB: Live @ 5 - 04.09
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 04.09

-Offense Shines In Second East Carolina Scrimmage
-Willcutt Collects Seven RBI as Southern Miss Beats ECU, 12-6

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU opens series with loss to USM
-Pirates work through their second gridiron scrimmage
-East Carolina's Jackson named to NCCSIA All-State team
-Experts push for full excavation of a shipwreck that could be ship of notorious pirate Blackbeard

Offense out in front for Pirates
New Bern Sun-Journal

From the Washington Daily News
-Pirates have one week left in spring football schedule
-ECU drops third straight game

Golden Eagles extend Pirates' losing streak
Kinston Free Press

Willcutt's 7 RBIs lead USM
Hattiesburg American

Golden Eagles' win streak continues
Biloxi (MS) Sun Herald

Willcutt drives USM win streak to 12 on pair of HRs
Jackson (MS) Clarion-ledger

Willcutt Leads Baseball To 12-6 Victory Over East Carolina In Game One Of Conference USA Weekend Series

April 8, 2005

-Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 236 - 04.08
— 'Spark Plug' aiming to help salvage season
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 04.08
— Hawaii Bowl pits C-USA against WAC on Christmas Eve
— Sold out Tulane-LSU baseball game set for national TV
Today's Live Stream: ECU-USM Baseball - 7 pm - 04.08
WGHB: Live @ 5 - 04.08
WGHB: The Dugout - 04.08
WGHB: Miller Lite Sports Bar - 04.08
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 04.08

Softball Shut Out By UNC-CH

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pre-game mayhem
-ECU misses chance to top Heels in softball
-Shipwreck symposium continues today at ECU

Pirates face hot team in Golden Eagles
Washington Daily News

Pirates hoping to right ship
Kinston Free Press

Baseball Looks To Extend Winning Streak In Conference USA Road Series At East Carolina

Golden Eagles put win streak on line against East Carolina
Hattiesburg American

Back to C-USA tasks for Eagles
Biloxi (MS) Sun Herald

Southern Miss: "Confidence? We have that right now...
Jackson (MS) Clarion-ledger

previews the weekend in college baseball
Baseball America

The basics have become a lost art
Kinston Free Press

April 7, 2005

-Henry Hinton: Henry's Highlights - 04.07
— Political winds in Raleigh take easterly shift
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 04.07
— Rouse, Badiane finish among national leaders
CBS draws best title game ratings in six years
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 04.07
WGHB: Live @ 5 - 04.07
WGHB: From the Booth - 04.07

-ECU Preps For Second Scrimmage
-Wolfpack Score Eight in the Third Inning in Win Over ECU
-Tennis Teams Adjust Upcoming Schedule

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates continue spring drills
-Wolfpack roughs up East Carolina's baseball team, 11-4
-Greenville lawyer appointed to UNC Board of Governors
-UNC head Broad to retire by end of next school year

Wolfpack turns tables on Pirates
Raleigh News & Observer

NC State Sinks Pirates, 11-4

Pack sinks Pirates in packed Doak
NC State Technician

Holtz releases first depth chart
The East Carolinian

You're fired! (at least for now)
Hampton Roads (VA) Daily Press

ECU Softball- Taking success in stride

April 6, 2005

-Brian Bailey: From the Anchor Desk - 04.06
— Going around in circles can be a good thing
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 04.06
— The day after: High times in the Dean Dome
Multiple murder raps highlight police blotter
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show (guest Rick Stokes) - 04.06
WGHB: Live @ 5 - 04.06
WGHB: Sportsline - 04.06

-Pirate Golf Finishes Fourth At Forest Oaks Intercollegiate
-Tuesday's Tennis Matches With Hampton Cancelled

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates try to sharpen defense before Wolfpack game
-ECU's Johnson adds muscle to backfield

Struggling Pirates face Wolfpack
Kinston Free Press

NC State Baseball To Host East Carolina On Wednesday

State faces old rival from Down East
NC State Technician

Around Conference USA
USA Today

Kicker Likes Hoos; but not the favorite
Clemson Tigers Insider

April 5, 2005

-Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 236 - 04.05
— Tranghese still doesn't get it
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 04.05
— Williams soaks in the moment as Tar Heels deliver
Drew top QB on ECU's first spring depth chart
Baseball America & Collegiate Baseball Polls
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 04.05
WNCT: Sports Verdict - 04.05
WGHB: Live @ 5 - 04.05
WGHB: Sportsline - 04.05

-Pirates Return To Work With New Depth Chart
-Rosales, Frasure Lead ECU Track At Charlotte Invite
-Lady Pirate Soccer Improves To 2-1 In Spring Action

Pirates release depth chart
Greenville Daily Reflector

Drew No. 1 on ECU depth chart
New Bern Sun Journal

Herrion: Heath Begins Interview Process To Fill Vacancy
Razorback Central

Chat Wrap
Baseball America

April 4, 2005

-Woody Peele: Woody's Ramblings - 04.04
— Pioneering 'Voice' overlooked
-Ron Cherubini:
More Than a Game - 04.04
— Time to call out the 'Dead Moose'
-Bonesville Box Score: TCU 4, ECU 0 - 04.04
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 04.04
— Title game preview: Roy Williams' time has arrived
Cardinals return to elite status after 4-year climb

-TCU Blanks ECU 4-0 In Series Finale
-Softball Rallies Past USF, Again

Frogs Win Series With 4-0 Shutout Of East Carolina

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates falter at TCU
-ECU rallies past USF in softball

Defense helps TCU starter escape trouble
Ft Worth Star Telegram

Ballard imagines bright future for East Carolina

From the Washington Daily News
-East Carolina committed four errors in seventh league loss
-ECU professors claim no evidence link to Blackbeard


April 10, 2005

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Wake Scrimmage: Feeling Defensive
-Walk with bases loaded lifts FSU over Wake Forest
-Moore prepares Apps for season mostly on road

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-McCamie’s first complete game lifts USC past LSU
-Can anyone here play quarterback?
-The buzz on Clemson's second scrimmage
-Hendrick returns to site of darkest hour

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-McCamie poises USC to sweep LSU
-Rookies carry Tigers
-Defense has rough day

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Defections may sap ACC
-Triangle warms up to life without hockey
-Tar Heels run ACC win streak to 8

From the Greenville (SC) News
-USC wins again
-Clemson football notebook
-'Cat' having a ball
-Elon sweeps Paladins

Carolina fan has a ball, thanks to Tiger
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal

April 9, 2005

Virginia speaks to Leitao; Odom waits
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Same old new coach for UNCG
-Demon Deacons go back to the huddle for spring football game

Ex-coach Dement hired by UNC Greensboro again
Dallas Morning News

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Gamecocks beat LSU
-USC football notebook
-Tigers whip Duke
-Tigers football notebook

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-USC tames Tigers
-Tigers deliver in a pinch against Duke
-Virginia officially looks past Odom
-Quarterback race tightens with injury

Cavs top Wolfpack in pitchers' duel
Raleigh News & Observer

Clemson position a no-go for Meier
Charlotte Observer

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Wake Forest will conduct football scrimmage today
-Mountaineers will complete spring football practice today
-Seminoles come back to down Deacons 7-5
-Surging Riggs gets his first Cup pole

April 8, 2005

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Duke coach- Spring practice a success
-NASCAR: Martinsville Frustrates Many Drivers

Dement expected to return to UNCG
Greensboro News-Record

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Tigers gear up for Duke
-USC takes on tough LSU
-Paladins face Elon

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-ESPN pitches, SEC balks, USC fans suffer
-Odom reassures his recruits

No title without McCants
Raleigh News & Observer

Decision Time- Chris Paul is trying to decide whether to join NBA and leave Wake Forest
Winston Salem Journal

April 7, 2005

Elon ends UNC's home streak
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Heafner's three-run homer in 8th helps Davidson beat Wake Forest
-Tar Heels could lose as many as seven players

Odom dismisses rumors
Greenville (SC) News

Odom ends up in the corner
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Defense gets the runaround
-Citadel succumbs to eight-armed monster

Five defensive plays that defined UNC's season
Durham Herald-Sun

Seahawks stay hot with rout of Campbell
Wilmington Star-News

April 6, 2005

From the Greenville (SC) News
-So, is Odom staying
-USC football notebook
-USC faces The Citadel
-Georgia nips Clemson
-Dressed for success

Odom tells players he's staying, for now
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Odom, players in limbo
Columbia (SC) The State

Bulldogs rally, then stop Tigers' rally
Anderson Independent

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-A few Heels fans get burned during fiery celebration
-A work in progress
-Kansans find UNC title hard to handle
-UNC-CH officials eye 1 more bounce

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Mass defection may loom for the champs
-With title in hand, Williams moves on

Like it or not, town is crazy for Tar Heels
Charlotte Observer

April 5, 2005

From the St Louis Post Dispatch
-Heels crush Illini's dream
-Felton overcomes foul trouble, lifts Heels

Ex-coaches watch from afar
Charlotte Observer

Williams no better today, but he has title, trophy, smile
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Roy's big win stings a little in Lawrence
Lawrence (KS) Journal World

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Tar Heels beat the best to be the best
-North Carolina rides to title on May's shoulders
-Williams Finally Wins Big One
-Politicians from Illinois, North Carolina bet food on basketball game

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Heels return to No.1
-'It's an awesome feeling'
-At last an end to 'can he win big one' questions
-Champs by state

Odom could be Virginia bound
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Return to ACC natural for Odom
-Virginia, Odom deny job reports
-Spurrier puts down pen
-Spurrier backpeddles on quarterback criticism

From the Winston Salem Journal
-QB with 53 touchdown passes in high school signs to play for ASU
-Tar Heels get commitment from versatile Shelby standout for '06

April 4, 2005

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Illinois vs. UNC the matchup the players wanted
-Is tonight's game a case of talent vs. team?
-Final test for the tutor
-Final Four notebook- Heels go rimless again
-Illinois-North Carolina latest 1-2 championship game

Coaching moves come full circle
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Few blue in a sea of orange UNC isn't the crowd favorite
-The last dance
-UNC's 'talent' vs. Illinois' 'teamwork'
-Record proves Illini better than the rest
-No time like now for UNC
-Roy- I did not interfere
-Holley giving up hoops to focus on football

From the Lawrence (KS) Journal World
KU fans split on whether to root for Roy
-Brown pulling for UNC

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Popular voice of WSSU's Rams games is found dead
-Bach lifts Deacons to sweep of Devils

Paul remains mum about next season
Greensboro News-Record

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Recent history repeats with sweep of Bulldogs
-Tigers rally to earn split of doubleheader


April 10, 2005

C-USA rolling with the punches
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Football Wraps Up Saturday Session, Second Scrimmage On Sunday

Johnson, rest of USM receivers must 'grow up'
Jackson (MS) Clarion-ledger

USM plans intrasquad scrimmage
Hattiesburg American

Tulsa Conducts Second Major Scrimmage of the Spring

Red Wins Scrimmage, 26-14

Tight Ends Come Up Big in Saturday Scrimmage

Hurd armed to compete for backup QB spot
El Paso Times

UCF Spring Football Practice Report No. 10

O'Leary, staff at work sizing up UCF recruits
Orlando Sentinel

All in all, West satisfied with spring work
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Basden Named National Defensive Player of the Year
-Daniels and Jackson Earn Statewide Recognition from NCCSIA

Frogs Win Fourth Straight, Top USF 7-3

Bulls Drop Second-Straight Versus Horned Frogs

Baseball Clinches Series With Dramatic, 6-5 Win At Charlotte

Wave edges Charlotte to win eighth in row
New Orleans Times Picayune

UAB Handles Memphis, 6-3

Baseball Drops Second Straight 6-3 Decision to UAB

Hayes' Return Sparks UC Triumph

Castillo's Double Lifts Cardinal Nine to 3-2 Win.

Farrington, Hancock Combine for 1-Hitter in UL Series Opener

April 9, 2005

From the Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch
-Holliday withdraws from coach search
-Herd competing for juco prospect

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Holliday pulls out of Herd coaching consideration
-Big shoes to fill

Make no mistake- Frogs rule
Ft Worth Star Telegram

Owings, Emaus lead TU
New Orleans Times-Picayune

USM's Bower pleased with Eagles' spirit
Hattiesburg American

UC walk-on Murray arrested
Cincinnati Enquirer

Garcia says he's entering pro draft
Louisville Courier-Journal

UTEP linebackers have big shoes to fill
El Paso Times

Schuberth won't get job at La.-Monroe
Orlando Sentinel

April 8, 2005

Hot 49ers braced for No. 3 Tulane
Charlotte Observer

New Orleans Times-Picayune

Baseball Hosts No. 3 Tulane

Baseball Travels To Tar Heel State To Battle Charlotte

Frogs Host League-Leading USF For Three Games

College Baseball Notebook- TCU recruiting success pays early dividends
Houston Chronicle

Baseball Returns Home To Host Memphis

Bearcats On The Road At Saint Louis

Baseball Plays Host to C-USA Rival Louisville this Weekend

With Nelson, USM has tight end who can catch
Jackson (MS) Clarion-ledger

Miners have depth at tight end
El Paso Times

Tiger-Rebel grid future is hot topic
Memphis Commercial Appeal

2005 Spring Report -- Secondary & Linebackers Carrington, Lee return in '05

April 7, 2005

Bullpen Shuts Down Winthrop in 4-2 Win

Five-Run Ninth Delivers 6-5 Win at SMS

Blazers Blank Georgia State, 3-0

Purdue Runs Away From UC, 12-3

The Streak Is Broken With A New One Begun

Beau's big blow rescues Eagles
Hattiesburg American

Tulsa Names TCU Assistant David Cason to Basketball Coaching Staff

2005 Spring Report -- Special Teams & Season OutlookCheck out the first of a five part series on SMU Football

UCF Spring Football Practice Report No. 8

Miners Look Impressive in First Scrimmage of the Spring

Pitino got $225,000 for Final 4 spot
Charlotte Observer

Merry Christmas Eve! Hawaii Bowl keeping date

Let's whine about college uniforms
Fox Sports

From the Charleston (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Search for Herd coach continues
-Tight ends a strength for MU

April 6, 2005

-Louisville and Cincinnati Men's Basketball Finish Ranked in Top 25
-Outdoor Track and Field Notebook

Griffin’s Three-Run Walk-Off Blast Leads Baseball To 10-9 Come-From-Behind Victory Over No. 9 Ole Miss

Golden Eagles stretch streak to 11
Jackson (MS) Clarion-ledger

Baseball Takes 9-3 Win over No. 15 Baylor on Tuesday

TCU Pounds UT-Arlington, 11-2

No. 25 UCF Baseball Holds Off USF, 8-7

U of L baseball team scores five in 12th, beats Western 9-4
Louisville Courier-Journal

Crowel Blanks UNO As Baseball Downs Privateers, 6-0

UC Back On The Diamond vs. Purdue

Baseball Travels To Georgia State Wednesday

Baseball Looks to Recover From Tough Weekend with Midweek Contest Versus UT-Martin

A Holliday visit to Huntington
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-U of M hires trainer from USM
-Lack of focus worries West

SMU Preview
College Football News

April 5, 2005

-Baseball Notebook
-Softball Notebook

Eagles could draw 5,000 fans for Rebels
Jackson (MS) Clarion-ledger

New punter has huge shoes to fill
El Paso Times

Small showing signs of big things to come
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Herd must replace Terrell
Charleston (WV) Gazette

April 4, 2005

Green Wave sweeps away UAB
New Orleans Times Picayune

No. 3 Tulane sweeps UAB
Birmingham News

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-ledger
Sumrall, USM 'D' shuts down Almond & Co.
Eagles streak reaches 10

Bell, Rice thump UH
Houston Chronicle

So. Florida takes two from U of L in baseball
Louisville Courier-Journal

Eckert, Romo emerge as top quarterbacks
Dallas Morning News

UCF likes options at running back
Orlando Sentinel