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East Carolina


Conference USA

April 24, 2005

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 04.24
Six C-USA, Carolinas players taken on draft's first day
Houston inks Penders to new long-term pact
-Bonesville Box Score: Memphis 8, ECU 5 - 04.24
Live Streams: ECU vs. Memphis Baseball - 11 AM - 04.24

-Series Tied After Tigers Hold Off Pirates, 8-5
Softball Splits Doubleheader With DePaul
-Men's Tennis Ends Season With Loss To Charlotte
-Women's Tennis Concludes Season With Loss To DePaul

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Lindgren isn't slowed by toe woes
-Memphis bounces back with 8-5 win over Pirates

Stranded runners cost Pirates chance at win over Tigers
Kinston Free Press

Inopportunistic Pirates waste several opportunities
Washington Daily News

Tiger Baseball Sinks ECU, 8-5

April 23, 2005

-AP: Big names fondly recall "Big House" - 04.23
-Bonesville Box Score: ECU 12, Memphis 0 - 04.23
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 04.23
Spring banquet coming up for Triangle Pirates
NBA siren call breaks up Tar Heels juggernaut
Live Streams: ECU vs. Memphis Baseball - 1 PM - 04.23
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 04.23
WGHB: Live @ 5 - 04.23
WGHB: Extra Point - 04.23

-Pirate Hurlers Strikeout 14 Tigers In a 12-0 Win
-First Pitch Saturday Moved Up to 1 p.m.
-Women's Tennis Falls To TCU In Quarterfinals
-Men's Tennis Advances In Consolation Round Of C-USA Championship

Pirates rout Memphis
Kinston Free Press

Pirates knock the stripes off Tigers
Washington Daily News

Memphis barbecued
Greenville Daily Reflector

Baseball Tigers Shutout by ECU, 12-0

April 22, 2005
Earth Day

-Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 238 - 04.22
Winding path leads Smith to latest challenge
Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 04.22
Midshipmen get personal salute from President Bush
NCAA refuses to recertify Silicon Valley Bowl
Heels' near-term hoops future to be revealed
Live Streams: ECU vs. Memphis Baseball - 7 PM - 04.22
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 04.22
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show - 04.22
WGHB: Live @ 5 - 04.22
WGHB: The Dugout - 04.22
WGHB: Miller Lite Sports Bar - 04.22

-ECU Looks to Move Above .500 In Conference Against Memphis This Weekend
-Softball Heads to Chicago For Series Against C-USA Leader DePaul
-Women's Tennis Advances To C-USA Quarterfinals
-DePaul Tops ECU 4-1 in C-USA Men's Tennis Tournament
-Women's Basketball To Hold Annual Awards Banquet

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-C-USA changes a boost for baseball programs
-Garrard signs new deal with Jags
-Pirates' Hose dousing the flames
-Lady Pirates rally for tennis win

Holtz wants to draw home-grown talent to ECU
Wilmington Star News

A Major Success- All East Carolina's gorgeous baseball field needs ...
Winston Salem Journal

Pirates battle Memphis in key series
Kinston Free Press

Pirates turn attention to C-USA play
Washington (NC) Daily News

Garrard signs new deal

Garrard agrees to Jags' backup plan
Florida Times Union

Stackhouse hired as Gray's Creek basketball coach
Fayetteville Observer

Charlotte Spring Banquet Deadline Today

April 21, 2005

-Henry Hinton: Henry's Highlights - 04.21
'Commish' talking up league's prospects
-Bonesville Box Score: N.C. State 3, ECU 0 - 04.21
-AP: Army strikes sweeping TV deal with ESPN - 04.21
-AP: MWC locks up new bowl with C-USA's support - 04.21
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 04.21
Stokes adds pedigreed staffer to cap off regime
BCS honchos once again wrestle title formula
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 04.21
WGHB: Live @ 5 - 04.21
WGHB: From The Booth - 04.21

-Pirates Held Scoreless Versus Wolfpack, Fall 3-0
-ECU's Robin Smith Finishes Tied For Sixth At C-USA Golf Championships
-Shyatt Named Director of Basketball Operations To Complete Coaching Staff
-Lady Pirate Golfers Finish Fourth At C-USA Golf Championships

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Stokes completes his staff
-C-USA commissioner pays first visit to Greenville

Wolfpack takes a bite out of Pirates' bats
Washington (NC) Daily News

NC State Shuts Out East Carolina 3-0

Brackman stands tall for Wolfpack
Raleigh News & Observer

Holtz to-the-point regarding ECU's future
Goldsboro News-Argus

Herrion Hire A Good Call By Heath
Razorback Central

CUSA Tennis Tourney: Blue Demons will meet East Carolina in the opening round

April 20, 2005

-Brian Bailey: From the Anchor Desk - 04.20
No 'relief' in sight for thin pitching staff
-Bonesville Box Score: UNC-CH 18, ECU 6 - 04.20
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 04.20
Once-fallen Marcus Vick back on the rise
Coaching legend "Big House" Gaines passes
Live Streams: ECU vs. N.C. State Baseball - 7 PM - 04.20
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 04.20
WGHB: Live @ 5 - 04.20
WGHB: Press Box - 04.20

-Tar Heels Use An 11-Run Sixth To Defeat ECU, 18-6
-Lady Pirate Golfers Move Into Fourth At The C-USA Golf Championships
-ECU's Robin Smith Drops To Third After Day Two At C-USA Golf Championships

NC State Vs. East Carolina Part III Set For Wednesday In Greenville

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack's Brackman to start at ECU
-Tar Heels roll past Pirates

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Heels stomp ECU
-Stokes reels in prospect

Pirates fall victim to Heels' huge inning
Kinston Free Press

Tar Heels use big inning to top Pirates
Washington Daily News

No. 10 Tar Heels Pound Pirates, 18-6

Preps: JHS' Belfiore running to East Carolina
Jacksonville (NC) Daily News

April 19, 2005

-Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 238 - 04.19
Extra game would fatten coffers, open doors
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 04.19
Pirate Radio 1250 group acquires an easterly twin
Baseball America & Collegiate Baseball Polls

-Robin Smith Currently In First Place At C-USA Men's Golf Championships
-An Open Letter From Terry Holland
-Pirate Track Teams Fare Well At Sea Ray Relays, Carolina Fast Times
-Heidi Helliesen Tied For 13th After First Round Of C-USA Championships

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Rested Pirates begin challenging five-game stretch
-Herrion hired as an assistant with Arkansas
-ECU's Cronin, Manuse honored
-New ECU assistant to chancellor for institutional diversity chosen

East Carolina has five games on tap; faces UNC tonight
Washington Daily News

Pirates host Tar Heels tonight in Greenville
Kinston Free Press

No. 12 Tar Heels Hope to Rebound at ECU Tuesday

Memphis Baseball Set For Six-Game Road Trip

Herrion Joins Arkansas Basketball Coaching Staff

Heath Names Herrion

Arkansas hires former East Carolina coach as assistant
Lexington (NC) Dispatch

Herrion added to Heath’s staff
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

From the East Carolinian
-Pirate Club raised $3.2 million for athletes in 2004
-SPC has record goal of 2,500 members
-Pirates pick up first sweep of season

Women's Preps: Westfield hoopster picks ECU
Washington (DC) Examiner

April 18, 2005

-Ron Cherubini: More Than a Game - 04.18
Long-toothed staff may be last, best hope
-Bonesville Box Score:
ECU 11, Louisville 6 - 04.18
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 04.18
Conference USA baseball standings, scores, schedule
Another page added to Gamecocks' police rap sheet

-ECU Sweeps Louisville With an 11-6 Win Sunday
-ECU-UNC Game Rescheduled For Tuesday, April 19
-Softball Picks Up 1,000th Program Win And Finishes Sweep Of Louisville

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Peisel, Pirates pepper Cards
-East Carolina softball nets 1,000th victory
-Pirate Media Group purchases WDLX

ECU has won five straight contests
Washington Daily News

Pirates Sink Cards 11-6 Sunday

East Carolina QB Pinkney biding his time
Fayetteville Observer

Allison shows his stuff at scrimmage
New Bern Sun Journal


April 24, 2005

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Alleva deflects criticism of Hillier
-Players have plans for money
-Tar Heels looking for more help
-Harbin powers Tigers past Pack
-BCS eyes new poll

From the Charlotte Observer
-Panthers get a guy with `bad intentions'
-Shelton gives Panthers RB option
-Just call Panthers top pick Thomas
-Davidson upsets No. 19 Cougars

Deacons manage to hold off Terrapins
Winston Salem Journal

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Williamson shares moment with family
-USC succumbs to rising Tide
-Harbin’s 3 homers gone with the wind

April 23, 2005

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Tar Heels Lose May, Felton and M. Williams
-After announcement, Heels must regoup
-Here today, gone tomorrow- That's college basketball
-UNC gets back on its feet

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Over and out
-Which day for T.A.?
-Wolfpack dominates Clemson in baseball
-Calls to UNC office under investigation
-Heels fans feel mix of pride, loss; Pack fans look ahead

Blank Stare- Tar Heels look into face of basketball reality 2005
Winston Salem Journal

Boisterous Miller banking on silence after arrest
Anderson Independent

Erskine Bowles wants to lead UNC System
Charlotte Observer

Tide extend USC’s slide
Columbia (SC) The State

April 22, 2005

May, Felton, Williams to announce plans today
Durham Herald-Sun

Will Kimmey previews the weekend in college baseball
Baseball America

Region, North Carolina talent ranked low in NFL draft
Fayetteville Observer

Three Tar Heels set to make decisions
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Charlotte Observer
-Farewell to the great Sam Mills
-Bobcats survey season, look for help in draft

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-3 Newberry players dismissed from team
-NFL draft- Clemson connections
-NFL draft- USC connections

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Never Give Up- Mills lived that philosophy until the end
-Phone call from Gaines paid dividends for Smith
-Gaines memorial moved to annex
-ASU in process of narrowing its candidates for the AD job

April 21, 2005

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Tigers tie up USC
-Clemson legend Gage dead at 77
-Let's get physical

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack's price on luxury- $45,000 or $55,000
-NBA beckons Heels
-NHL backs off
-UNC edges VCU
-Wake Forest's Paul signs with agent, cannot return

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Some say Panthers would take Johnson if he's still available
-Hanselman propels UNCC to victory over Wake Forest
-UNC will lose three more
-Bobcats end season by topping Pistons

From the Anderson Independent
-Tigers rally in the ninth
-Tanner rewards Donald with Clemson start

From the Greenville (SC) News
-NFL scouts question arrest's effect on Miller
-Players say they're innocent
-Harvey's home run lifts Tigers

From the Charlotte Observer
-Bobcats cash in with win, extra lottery pick
-Johnson happy with `promise'
-Panthers add punter, depth at linebacker

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Things I'd like to tell Matt Doherty
-Mixon leaving for Panthers
-UNC may need its incoming youth

Time running out on Heels
Fayetteville Observer

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Tigers split season series
-Tigers' Currie boasts blazing speed

April 20, 2005

From the Greensboro News-Record
-This means goodbye- Paul hires agent
-'Big House' or 'Bighouse'- Either way it spells L-E-G-E-N-D
-NCAA's Brand warns against "arms race"
-A Sunday showdown looms between NASCAR and the NFL

From the Raleigh News & Observer
Duke still looking into allegations
-ACC makes positive move on officiating
-NCAA president cites pressures on college sports
-Wake's Williams to enter draft
-Deadlock with union remains; NHL ready to look ahead
-Young bobcats build rapport

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-NCAA president understands lure of NBA millions
-Wake Forest's Williams submits name for NBA draft
-Heels still on NBA clock; Marvin Williams Sr. says announcement should be made Friday

'Big House' left lasting impression
Fayetteville Observer

From the Winston Salem Journal
-A Giant Legacy
-A Shared Loss
-Gaines was brutally honest, but he'd still get the listener to agree
-Enick's single boosts WFU past Winthrop

From the Anderson Independent
-Tigers' Miller attempted to resist arrest
-Tigers roar to two wins

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Clemson's Miller faces two charges
-Tigers try to take away edge from Gamecocks

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Scouts in search of fullback find Nemo
-USC seeks something to crow about
-Report- Miller incited partygoers
-Tigers avoid call to arms vs. Catamounts

Seahawks top Elon in baseball action
Wilmington Star-News

From the Charlotte Observer
-Gaines flourished during stifling era
-Doherty's new job has sunny side
-Deacons rally past Winthrop

April 19, 2005

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Mills dies of intestinal cancer
-Panthers eyeing receivers in draft

From the Winston Salem Journal
Sam Mills- Heart of a Panther
-Mills was built 'to fight'
-Mills and the Elliotts shared the good, bad

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Mills loses his fight with cancer
-Spurrier says he’s in ‘the perfect place’
-USC gets one recruit, loses another

'Big House' Gaines dies
Greensboro News-Record

Clemson's Miller charged with disorderly conduct
Anderson Independent

Injuries, other 'issues' hurt McLendon's stock
Durham Herald-Sun

ECU Alumna: Yow remains positive
Fayetteville Observer

Players say they're innocent
Greenville (SC) News

Doherty starts over at FAU
Raleigh News & Observer

April 18, 2005

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Two players arrested for pot possession
-Sweepless weekend suits USC
-Tennis: The Belgian is back

UNC-Miami series finale ends in draw
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Miami rallies to end series with tie
-Wolfpack beats up on Deacons' bullpen, rallies for 8-7 victory

From the Anderson Independent
-Clemson unable to complete sweep; USC, Georgia win
-PGA: Harbour Town takes its toll on top players
-PGA: Last Man Standing- Clarke last to make mistake in error-filled MCI final round

Tolleson helps Gamecocks avoid sweep by Vanderbilt
Greenville (SC) News

UNCW baseball suffers 1st CAA loss
Wilmington Star News

FAU schedules news conference
Raleigh News & Observer


April 24, 2005

Charlotte, No. 30 TCU Split Offensive Doubleheader

Frogs Slug Their Way To A Split, Win 27-7

TCU scores 41 runs but splits doubleheader
Dallas Morning News

Baseball Continues To Roll Saturday At Southern Miss

Tulane Takes Both Baseball Games From Southern Miss

Wave pounds USM
New Orleans Times Picayune

Eagles can't contain Wave, suffer pair of lopsided losses
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Louisville

-Shelton Selected in the Second Round by Carolina
-Cards Split Twin Bill with Billikens

-Blazers Hang On To Defeat Cincinnati, 4-3
-UAB's Roddy White Selected As No. 27 Pick Of NFL Draft By Atlanta Falcons

Bearcats Come Up Short Again At UAB

-UH's Routt Becomes Highest Picked Cougar Since 1997
-Lincoln Strikes Out 13 in Baseball Win over USF on Saturday

Blue Blasts Orange in Spring Game, 65-6

April 23, 2005

-C-USA Women's Tennis Championship - Day Two
-C-USA Men's Tennis Championship - Day Two
-Baseball Roundup

Loyola of Chicago center could transfer to U of M
Memphis Commercial Appeal

April 22, 2005

-C-USA Women's Tennis Championship - Day One
-C-USA Men's Tennis Championship - Day One

Blazers' receiver White may snare first-rate pick
Birmingham News

Cougars' success earns Penders an extension
Houston Chronicle

Herd glad to be getting kinder, gentler turf
Charleston (WV) Gazette

SMS Runs Past Billikens In Game One 15-3

Baseball Heads East To Take On Conference USA Foe Southern Miss

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Wave aims to 'stay above' rivalry

Baseball to Play Host to C-USA Rival USF this Weekend

Baseball Returns Home To Face Cincinnati

Frogs Hit The Road To Face Charlotte

Basketball Picks Up Fifth Signee, Inks Visockis

Hesselbrock deserved much better from TCU
Ft Worth Star Telegram

April 21, 2005

UTEP: Conference USA's new star
College Football News

Niners Break Open Game with 6-Run Eighth

Cards Double Up Musketeers 8-4

10-Run Seventh Topples Bills in Wooden Bat Classic

Blazers Fall at Samford, 10-7

Baseball Hosts No. 1 Tulane For Conference USA Weekend Series

USM prospect defends right to be on team
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

USM recruit owns felony conviction
Hattiesburg American

Marshall approves new turf
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Marshall will play games at APP
Charleston (WV) Gazette

TCU to search for 'another Eric Hyman'
Ft Worth Star Telegram

UTEP signs offensive lineman
El Paso Times

Golden Knights toughen their basketball schedule
Orlando Sentinel

-TCU Captures Fourth Consecutive C-USA Men’s Golf Championship
-Tulane Rallies From Nine-Stroke Deficit To Win C-USA Women’s Golf Championship
-Track & Field Athletes of the Week

April 20, 2005

Top-Ranked Tulane Defeats Arch-Rival LSU At Zephyr Field, 11-8

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
Green Wave swells to win against Tigers
TU's Dickerson makes Taylor his first hire

Frogs Score Upset Victory Over No. 8 Baylor, 2-1 In 11 Innings

From the Ft Worth Star Telegram
-Baylor error gives TCU a big win
-TCU's search turns outside

Ole Miss Takes Final Season Meeting, 8-3

Four-Run Seventh Lifts Niners Past Paladins, 6-1

Baseball Takes 6-2 Win over Sam Houston State on Tuesday

Early Runs Down Billlikens 12-7

Middle Tennessee Edges Tiger Baseball, 8-7

Angelberger Leads Bulls to 9-2 Win Over UCF

Baseball Travels To Samford Wednesday

-TCU Extends Its Lead at C-USA Men’s Golf Championship
-TCU Adds To Lead After Round Two of C-USA Women’s Golf Championship
-Track & Field Athletes of the Week
-C-USA Announces Men's Tennis All-Decade Team

-Football- Ken Hatfield's Post-Spring Report
-Men's Basketball- Owls Sign Perka

Felon says he will play for USM
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Moss thriving in new role on defense
El Paso Times

MCAT can’t keep tight end from the field
Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch

TCU will cast wide net for AD
Dallas Morning News

49ers to name women's coach today
Charlotte Observer

USF's Offensive Coordinator Resigns
Tampa Tribune

April 19, 2005

-Baseball Notebook
-Softball Notebook
-TCU Jumps out to Big Lead at C-USA Men's Golf Championship
-TCU Grabs Four-Stroke Lead After Round One of C-USA Women’s Golf Championship

Baseball To Battle Arch-Rival LSU Tuesday At Zephyr Field

New Orleans Times Picayune

Five-Game Week Features Wooden Bat Classic

Frogs Set To Host No. 8 Baylor Tuesday Night

USM set for rivalry week polls
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

-Baseball Faces Intrastate Rival Ole Miss Tuesday In Jackson
-Willcutt Named To’s Midseason Team

Baseball to Meet Sam Houston State on Tuesday Afternoon

UC To Celebrate Topping of Richard E. Lindner Athletic Center

MU could start new backcourt
Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch

Herd lands creative shooting guard
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Report- 49ers' Meier to Miami
Charlotte Observer

Wade tells newspaper he plans to leave U of L
Louisville Courier-Journal

April 18, 2005

-Weekend Baseball Roundup
-Three C-USA Players Taken in WNBA Draft

Stallings, Walker Help Close Out Bearcats

Southern Miss Downs Saint Louis, 11-4, to Claim Series Win

Ezell finds groove in USM's 11-4 win
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Baseball Wins Conference USA Series vs. Houston With 7-2 Sunday Victory

Shaky Bogusevic turns back Houston
New Orleans Times Picayune

Tigers Win, 6-5, on Cory Barton's 10th Inning Walk-Off Blast

Homer in 10th inning ends Tigers' skid
Memphis Commercial Appeal

TCU drops to second after extra-inning defeat
Ft Worth Star Telegram

Higgins Pitching, Jeff Baisley Bat Propel USF to 11-2 Win Over UAB

South Florida Makes Short Work Of UAB
Tampa Tribune

A few who stepped up this spring
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Williams, Skinner answer doubters
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Notebook- Power forward signs letter of intent to SMU
Dallas Morning News