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East Carolina


Conference USA

April 17, 2005

-Bonesville: Holtz chalks up first spring game as mixed bag - 04.17
Live Streams: ECU vs. U of L Baseball - 1 PM - 04.17
-Bonesville Box Score: ECU 9, Louisville 8 - 04.17
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 04.17
Spurrier draws big crowd, TV for USC spring game
Reports: Doherty heading to Sunshine State
Full-count walk costs UT hurler perfect game

-Allison, Big Defensive Plays Highlight East Carolina Spring Game
-Pirates Take Game, Series Over Cardinals
-Softball Sweeps Twinbill From Louisville

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Spring fling
-Former Pirate standouts pay a visit to Greenville
-On a roll- East Carolina wins fourth straight C-USA game
-ECU moves into tie for 2nd place

From the Washington Daily News
-Holtz tabs Spring Game a success
-Former Pirates weigh in on Spring Game
-Pirates win second straight over Cardinals

Passing highlights ECU spring football game
Raleigh News & Observer

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Making his case
-Former Pirates enjoy return trip to Greenville

From the Kinston Free Press
-Pirates spring forward to football
-Pirates survive Louisville

Cards Edged by Pirates 9-8 Saturday

April 16, 2005

-Woody Peele: Woody's Ramblings - 04.16
Pankey lends news meaning to multitasking
Live Streams: ECU vs. U of L Baseball - 1 PM - 04.16
-Bonesville Box Score: ECU 4, Louisville 1 - 04.16
Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 04.16
'East Carolina' faces 'Pirates' in reformulated battle
UVa pays big bucks to lure Leitao from DePaul
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 04.16
WGHB: Live @ 5 - 04.16

-Pirates Win Behind Brooks' Second Complete Game of the Season
-ECU Spring Game Details, Format Announced
-Purple/Gold Pigskin Pig-Out Party Underway
-Men's Tennis Blanks Mount Olive
-2005 Women's Soccer Schedule Released

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Going the distance- Brooks shines on mound again
-Williams battling for spot
-ECU's Crowell looking to step up
-ECU reestablishes defensive line

Pirates hit gridiron for spring game
New Bern Sun Journal

Pirates, coaches still learning
Raleigh News & Observer

New park a winner, U of L a loser
Louisville Courier-Journal

Cardinal Nine Welcomes Record Crowd In Patterson Opener

Pirates win third straight game
Kinston Free Press

April 15, 2005

-Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 237 - 04.15
Mazey doing his best work yet
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 04.15
Talk 1070 to air Purple-Gold 'Pigout' coverage
Marshall hires former Herd star as grid coach
Doherty heads Florida Atlantic candidates list
Catamounts in the market for new hoops coach
Live Streams: ECU vs. U of L Baseball - 6 PM - 04.15
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 04.15
WGHB: Live @ 5 - 04.15
WGHB: From The Dugout - 04.15
WGHB: Extra Point - 04.15
WGHB: Miller Lite Sports Bar - 04.15

-Dixon Named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
-Pirates Travel to Louisville As Cardinals Open Jim Patterson Stadium
-Women's Tennis Picks Up Win Over Richmond
-ECU Men's Golf Adds One More To Class of 2005

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-The Road Warriors
-Stokes brings in Dixon
-Pickett experiences rebirth with Pirates
-Pirate tennis team continues its hot play

From the Kinston Free Press
-Pirates battle Cardinals in key C-USA series
-Don't put too much stock in Purple-Gold game

Pirates will help Cardinals break in new stadium
Washington (NC) Daily News

April 14, 2005

-Henry Hinton: Henry's Highlights - 04.14
After long pursuit, Miller closing in on dream
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 04.14
Coastal Carolina lures Peterson as hoops coach
Unraveling of juggernaut title team begins
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 04.14
WGHB: Live @ 5 - 04.14
WGHB: From The Booth - 04.14

-Pirates Complete Last Spring Practice Session
-ECU's Millican Named To C-USA Women's Golf All-Decade Team
-ECU-UNC Baseball Game Rained Out

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Williams battling for spot
-ECU's Stokes experiences busy first month on the job
-Rain keeps Pirates, Tar Heels off the field
-Millican named to All-Decade Team
-Rain doesn't damper Hall of Famer's spirits
ALS patient, former ECU baseball coach LeClair writes on case (updated broken link)

Hall of Fame pitcher Perry visits Pirates
Washington (NC) Daily News

Rain Postpones UNC-ECU Tilt in Greenville

April 13, 2005

-Brian Bailey: From the Anchor Desk - 04.13
Mazey looking to banged up staff for stoppers
-AP: NCAA panel endorses 12-game season - 04.13
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 04.13
Odom pours cold water on Virginia speculation
NCAA voids results of six D-II baseball teams
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 04.13
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show - 04.13
WGHB: Live @ 5 - 04.13
WGHB: Press Box - 04.13

Stokes still getting settled in at ECU
New Bern Sun Journal

Opportunity knocks
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates look to maintain momentum against Tar Heels
Washington Daily News

Pirates face critical test against UNC
Kinston Free Press

Injury bug bites Pirates baseball
Raleigh News & Observer

Cardinals Will Unveil Jim Patterson Stadium Friday

April 12, 2005

-Denny O'Brien: College Notebook No. 3 - 04.12
Hoops prosperity unlikely for new C-USA
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 04.12
Legendary Gaylord Perry set for ECU mound duty
Tulane vaults Fullerton to top spot in Baseball News poll
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 04.12
WNCT: Sports Verdict - 04.12
WGHB: Live @ 5 - 04.12
WGHB: Sportsline - 04.12

-East Carolina Enters Last Week Of Spring Drills
-ECU Student-Athletes Recognized For Excellence In Classroom
-ECU Track Competes At Three Separate Outdoor Venues
-Gaylord Perry To Throw Out First Pitch Wednesday Night

ECU announces details of Stokes' deal
Kinston Free Press

Hall of Famer to throw out the 1st pitch at ECU game
Greenville Daily Reflector

Holtz indicates he has tweaked the depth chart slightly
Washington Daily News

Seventh-ranked Tar Heels Face Davidson, ECU

U of L baseball team moves into new home
Louisville Courier Journal

Ex-East Carolina coach makes visit to Arkansas
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

April 11, 2005

-Ron Cherubini: More Than a Game - 04.11
Tolleys ensure that Martinez' impact will endure
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 04.11
C-USA baseball standings, scores & schedule
DePaul, Houston players make waves at pre-draft event
-Bonesville Box Score: ECU 10 Southern Miss 6 - 04.11

-Pirates Down Golden Eagles 10-6 to Win First C-USA Series
-Softball Wins Longwood Invitational Title

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Understaffed Pirates swipe two of three from Eagles

Rhodes brilliant in relief, Smith breaks out of slump
Washington (NC) Daily News

East Carolina Wins Series With 10-6 Victory In Game Three

Pirates pluck Eagles 10-6
Jackson (MS) Clarion-ledger

Preps: Harriers in the Spotlight
New Bern Sun Journal


April 17, 2005

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Hurricanes cruise past Tar Heels 18-9
-Five-run inning boosts Wake Forest to 9-5 victory over N.C. State
-Doherty to get back on bench
-Spring-Games Roundup
-Pack defense looks strong as spring practice finishes
-Going, Going...Gone
-Hyman new AD at South Carolina

D'Alessio sends Clemson past Virginia
Anderson Independent

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Canes batter UNC pitchers again
-Pack's defense impressive at Spring Game
-Leitao Hired As Virginia Basketball Coach
-Reports- Florida Atlantic Hires Doherty

From the Columbia (SC) The State
Spring is in the air
-Defense relishes the simple life
-Five things we learned about USC this spring
Going on the offensive
-Grant back in the doghouse
-Five Things We Learned About Clemson this spring

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack begins road back
-Canes pull away from Tar Heels

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Grant stokes Bowden's ire
-Fun 'n' Gun, USC style

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Tigers keep it simple in Spring Game
-Tigers rally in ninth, beat Virginia
-Gamecocks drop second straight to Vanderbilt
-National exposure can't hurt Spurrier's team
-Odom plans to focus on recruiting at USC

49ers men's assistant joins Maryland staff
Charlotte Observer

April 16, 2005

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Hurricanes rip Tar Heels
-Duke denies steroids charges
-Pack 'D' plans to dominate
-Pack hoops to face Irish

From the Greenville (SC) News
Hyman expected to be named athletic director today
-Spurrier's search for quarterback continues
-Tigers cap off spring today

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Garnet vs. Black
-New AD to meet fans, press today
-New USC AD frugal, demanding, successful
-Orange vs. White

Felton to hold news conference next week
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Hurricanes score early, often in rout of Tar Heels
-Pack takes big early lead, then holds off Deacs 11-9
-Prosser says that Wake Forest will have a team
-Cock Sure- Spurrier gives SouthCarolina a new attitude
-Panthers unlikely to select offensive lineman very high

April 15, 2005

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Outta Here: Chris Paul announces plans to leave WFU, enter the NBA Draft
-Paul will be remembered as a special kid
-His Right
-Paul could be a Bobcat
-Sports Briefs: WCU to look for new basketball coach after reassigning Shurina

Ed Hardin- Leaving 336, will Paul's legacy go long distance?
Greensboro News Record

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-USC picks new athletics director
-USC football springs onto ESPN2
-Four football players charged in theft
-PGA: Real eye-opener
Chanticleers players ready to move forward

Fulmer, Spurrier trade a few jabs
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Weekend Preview
Baseball America

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Former North Carolina coach tops Florida Atlantic's list
-Aggie-Eagle, N.C. State opener shuffled back a day
-UNC, Miami put aces on the mound

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Doherty interviews at FAU
-ACC will use Big Ten model
-Sunday opener for Pack also moves Aggie-Eagle

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Cousins go from football rivals to teammates
-Tigers wrap up work prior to Orange & White Game
-Tigers return to ACC play riding red-hot freshmen
-Fletcher retains slot for Vanderbilt series

From the Anderson Independent
-Earning his Stripes
-Bowden finds his leaders in spring practice

FSU's choice of athletic director shows lack of imagination
Fayetteville Observer

Amato looks for Wolfpack football turnaround
Wilmington Star News

From the Charlotte Observer
-Doctor's reach goes beyond Panthers
-Players leave early in real world today

April 14, 2005

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Tigers, Faris end USC’s win streak
-Newton involved in scuffle

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Tigers' bats come alive against Gamecocks
-Clemson- Kelly, Harris impressive this spring
-USC- Gamecocks offense awakens

From the Anderson Independent
-Tigers' offense roars
-Tigers' Kelly catching on with offense, coaching staff
-Rice growing into a top wide receiver

Faris shuts down USC
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-The exodus begins?
-Timing was right for McCants, but what about UNC?

Little could be left of 2005 champions
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack opener may be Sunday
-McCants makes his break
-No word yet from Deacons' stars
-State stops UNCW
-Patriots will visit Panthers

Probe casts shadow on schedule
Charlotte Observer

April 13, 2005

Tar Heel's Gale Blanks Davidson, 4-0

Sources- Panthers offer job to Mixon
Charlotte Observer

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Back-to-back champions fewer and farther between
-McCants to Hold News Conference on NBA
-ACC opposes plan to extend football season to 12

From the Raleigh News & Observer
12-game season closer
-Not much hoopla about spring signing period
-Time to celebrate, wait

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Freshmen jump right into rivalry
-Report- Morrison up for USC AD job
-Odom trying to clean up

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-USC’s bats booming
-Odom leaves the door open
-McGee’s ex-aide is a finalist

April 12, 2005

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Pinehurst up next
-Tiger's win helps build anticipation

Scoring tickets will cost you
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Tigers face Leggett's old team
-Football notebook- Boyd returns to practice
-After sweep of LSU, USC ready for Tigers, Vandy
-Football notebook- Boyd returns to practice

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Virginia knows it has Odom in reserve
-Sorensen narrows AD list
-Fredrick to transfer, eyes USC
-Tigers’ offensive line now a strength

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Mountaineers hope to improve defense after disappointing 2004 performance
-Which Way? It will be soon be decision time for standout underclassmen like Paul and Felton

From the Charlotte Observer
-Miss North Carolina crowned Miss USA
-9-image pageant slide show

April 11, 2005

From the Winston Salem Journal
-WFU outlasts FSU in 12-inning slugfest
-Lucas, ex-Panthers lineman, dies in Arena Football League game
-Jeff Gordon storms back to win at Martinsville
-Woods wins a wild one

Pack outpitches Cavs to win series
Raleigh News & Observer

Sweep of LSU gives Tanner 400th victory
Greenville (SC) News

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-USC completes sweet sweep
-In the big inning, Tigers finish off Devils
-USC basketball shops for big men


April 17, 2005

Bird Soars Past No. 33 Golden Eagles

Southern Miss falls to Saint Louis, 5-1, In Second Game Of Conference USA Weekend Series

From the Hattiesburg American

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-Getting offensive
-St. Louis deals USM first C-USA home loss

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Emaus calls it, achieves it for Wave
-Dickerson gives Green Wave a reason to believe in future of program

Emaus' Bomb Lifts Baseball Past C-USA Foe Houston, 5-4

Baseball Falls to No. 1 Tulane on Saturday

Cincinnati Comes Back to Win Game Two, 5-4

UC Scores Comeback Win Over Charlotte, 5-4

Frogs Guarantee Series Win, Top Memphis 9-1

Errors Send Tigers to 9-1 Loss Versus #30 TCU

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Familiar woes send Tigers to defeat
-Wimprine wants a shot at the next level

Blazers Fall To USF On Walk-Off Home Run, 11-9

UTEP has solid group of receivers
El Paso Times

Defense Shines in UTEP Scrimmage

Tulsa Concludes Spring Drills With Impressive Outing

UCF Spring Football Practice Report No. 13

Herd sharp in front of new coach
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd has its day in the sun
-Plenty of question marks surround final scrimmage

UH shows off the new 3-4 in Spring Game
Houston Chronicle

O'Leary's silence a good sign
Orlando Sentinel

Leitao takes Cavalier approach
Chicago Tribune

Hyman takes 5-year deal at S. Carolina
Ft Worth Star Telegram

April 16, 2005

Green Wave blows lead in 8th, loses to Houston
New Orleans Times Picayune

Snyder won’t blow whistle on Herd
Charleston (WV) Gazette

No. 30 TCU shuts down the U of M
Memphis Commercial Appeal

USM wins over Saint Louis
Hattiesburg American

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-Eagles' D-line focus of attention
-Caire, Eagles dump punchless Billikens

A Golden moment
Mobile Register

April 15, 2005

Marshall Names Mark Snyder Head Football Coach

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Snyder comes home to take over Herd
-Snyder will let personnel dictate Marshall’s style

Snyder hiring brings closure to Herd
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Snyder needs hands-on effort in following Pruett
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

TCU's athletic director South Carolina-bound?
Ft Worth Star Telegram

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
Tweaking staff, USM limps into tough run
No rush- USM upgrades set to wrap in '07

Baseball Set To Host Saint Louis For Weekend Conference USA Series

Frogs Look To Rebound Against Memphis

Tiger Baseball Set for League Series with Nationally-Ranked TCU

No. 1 Baseball To Play Host To C-USA Foe Houston In 3-Game Slate

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-He's team's top hitter in conference games

College Baseball Notebook- Locals helping Tulane
Houston Chronicle

Baseball to Meet Top-Ranked Tulane in New Orleans this Weekend

C-USA Announces Men's Golf All-Decade Awards

Former players aim to help Finch
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Hattiesburg American
-USM signs 3 recruits for basketball
-Cashion out for season

UCF stadium plan takes step forward
Orlando Sentinel

Matt Williams and Brian Morris Sign with Men's Basketball

TU Football Spring Cruisin' Festival Scheduled for Tomorrow

April 14, 2005

Snyder to be named Herd coach today
Charleston (WV) Gazette

MU expected to named Snyder football coach
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Snyder expected to lead Herd
-Herd relieved search near end

Memphis Football Preview
College Football News

USM pitcher Cashion to miss rest of season with injury
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Cards Edged By Cats 4-3 in 10th

UK nips U of L 4-3 in 10 innings
Louisville Courier-Journal

Comeback Falls Short in 9-7 Loss to UT-Martin

Bearcats Better Xavier, 10-5

Baseball Drops Ninth Straight, 8-4 to Austin Peay

Baseball Set For Weekend Series At USF

-Irvin Wins Collegiate Basketball Award of Excellence
-C-USA Announces Women's Golf All-Decade Awards
-Golf Notebook

Sam Mitchell is First Signee for Tulsa's Wojcik

Men's Basketball Signs Local Star Jermaine Taylor

Beasley, Hall and LaMonte Ink Intent To Play Basketball For Golden Eagles

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-USM addresses guard situation
-Eagles lose ace Cashion to injury
-Ole Miss, Memphis differ on details of football contract

Ole Miss-Tigers papers missing, Rebel AD says
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Southern Miss moves closer to spring game
Hattiesburg American

April 13, 2005

Marshall expected to name coach
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Source- Snyder Likely Headed To Marshall

Top-Ranked Baseball Team Rolls Past Nicholls State, 11-1

Baseball Downs New Orleans, 8-1, In Non-Conference Contest

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Eagles easily handle UNO
-Wave makes quick work of Colonels

Errors Prove Costly In Frogs 20-10 Loss To Oklahoma

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Nine errors cost TCU in big loss
-TCU INSIDER: Pitcher back in the game
-TCU AD on short list for two bigger schools
Ft Worth Star Telegram

Blazers Fall To Birmingham-Southern, 12-0

Baseball Falls 8-3 to No. 17 Alabama

Bulls Rally Falls Short in 10-7 Loss at UCF

UCF baseball team edges USF
Orlando Sentinel

Bearcats Set To Battle Xavier

UCF Spring Football Practice Report No. 11

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Some hard lessons were learned
-Missed opportunity
-Waiting game

Mustangs play host to basketball recruits
Dallas Morning News

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Shope gets his shot Saturday in tight-end duel
Marshall University will try to announce the name of its new football coach on Thursday

WVU-MU close to football deal
Parkersburg News

MU already has lost too much; is Kayo next?
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Outdoor Track and Field Notebook

April 12, 2005

-Baseball Notebook
-Softball Notebook

Pitching, defense hurt Eagles in loss
Hattiesburg American

Baseball Hosts New Orleans On Tuesday

Baseball Closes Homestand, Heads to Southern Miss

Frogs Begin Stretch Of Four Straight Road Games; Face Oklahoma Tuesday.

-Baseball To Battle Nicholls State Tuesday At Turchin
-Tulane Claims No. 1 Ranking In Latest Collegiate Baseball Poll

Baseball Hosts Birmingham-Southern Tuesday

Tiger Baseball Set for Battle with No. 17 Alabama

AutoZone Liberty Bowl pays out record total of $3 million
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Most cheer UCF stadium plan
-Proposed UCF stadium
-Moffett now has edge for Knights' job

Ivan Clark challenges for starting role
Charleston (WV) Herald-Dispatch

All-Girl, Co-ed and Small Co-ed Cheerleading Squads Win National Championships

April 11, 2005

-Weekend Baseball Roundup
-Weekend Softball Roundup

Baseball Completes Sweep Of Charlotte With 8-3 Sunday Win

Wave sweeps 49ers
New Orleans Times Picayune

No. 2 Tulane Completes Sweep With 8-3 Sunday Win

Frogs Sweep Their Way Into Second Place, Top USF 9-2

From the Ft Worth Star Telegram
-Frogs make an impressive move
Frogs clinch fourth straight series

Bulls Swept By Horned Frogs

South Florida Baseball Team Swept By Texas Christian
Tampa Tribune

Blazers Top Memphis In Slugfest, 17-12

Baseball Outslugged by UAB in Series Finale, 17-12

UC Wraps Up SLU Series With 9-3 Win

Bearcats Claw Past Billikens 9-3

Cards Thump Cougars 10-6, Win Weekend Series

Baseball Falls to Louisville in Rubber Match on Sunday

Football Completes Second Scrimmage, Bower Pleased With Offensive Improvement

USM offense belatedly warms to task
Jackson (MS) Clarion-ledger

Eagles' Coley ready for his newest role
Biloxi (MS) Sun Herald

C-USA travel- so far, so good
Charleston (WV) Gazette

No question, SMU starts to find answers
Dallas Morning News