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East Carolina


Conference USA

June 26, 2005

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 06.26
Longhorns get the jump in championship round
-Bonesville: CWS brackets, scores & schedule - 06.26
-Bonesville: College World Series News Log - 06.26

Holland maps out aggressive plan for ECU
Greenville Daily Reflector

Cavanaugh, Richardson, Minicozzi make pro debuts
Washington Daily News

CFL: Roughriders beat Bombers 42-15
... Keith Stokes broke free for a 69-yard punt return touchdown...

Herrion and son settling in
Concord (NH) Union Leader

June 25, 2005

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 06.25
Notebook: Gators count on nation's top slugger
-Bonesville: CWS brackets, scores & schedule - 06.25
-Bonesville: College World Series News Log - 06.25
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 06.25
WGHB: Live at Five - 06.25

Hokies, ECU set '07 date in Charlotte
Charlotte Observer

ECU sets up nonconference games with Va. Tech, Navy and Virginia
Virginian Pilot

Pirates announce additions to schedule
Kinston Free Press

New East Carolina strength coach building football team
... Newly hired strength coach Michael Golden has been working with Skip Holtz for years. ...

Bunn makes Carolina League debut
Washington Daily News

Preps: Rebels star gets basketball offer
... A powerful guard, the rising senior at Parkwood High is also "95 percent sure" East Carolina is about to extend the same offer. ...
Monroe (NC) Enquirer-Journal

June 24, 2005

-Bethany Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat - 06.24
ECU spices up non-conference schedules
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 06.24
Gamecocks' top offensive threat suspended
CWS: Gators advance to title round vs. Texas
-Bonesville: CWS brackets, scores & schedule - 06.24
-Bonesville: College World Series News Log - 06.24
Bonesville Audio: Terry Holland Press Conference - 06.24
Bethany Bradsher Audio: 1-on-1 with Terry Holland - 06.24
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 06.24
WGHB: Live at Five - 06.24
WGHB: Miller Lite Sports Bar - 06.24

East Carolina Announces Football Schedules Through 2013

ECU's upcoming football slate has ACC feel
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates announce nonconference football opponents
Washington Daily News

East Carolina toughens schedule
Fayetteville Observer

ECU AD unveils future nonconference opponents
New Bern Sun-Journal

ECU to face state rivals
Raleigh News & Observer

ECU isn't the foe Bunting needs now
Durham Herald-Sun

UNC, ECU add 2 games to schedule
Winston Salem Journal

Pirates become prey for Hokies
Roanoke Times

Richmond Times Dispatch

June 23, 2005

-Bonesville: Report: ECU to reveal football scheduling deals - 06.23
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 06.23
WNCT: ECU to reveal football scheduling deals
Horns advance; ASU forces rematch with Gators
-Bonesville: CWS brackets, scores & schedule - 06.23
-Bonesville: College World Series News Log - 06.23
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 06.23
WGHB: Live at Five - 06.23

ECU to face state rivals
Raleigh News & Observer

Narron hired as interim manager, wins debut game
... Narron, who played college baseball at East Carolina, won in his first try with Cincinnati, beating St. Louis 11-4. "God, family and baseball. ...
Myrtle Beach Sun News

Captains closer is Star in the making
...Mattison was a standout football player in high school at running back and safety before deciding to concentrate on baseball once he got to East Carolina University. ...
News-Herald (OH)

June 22, 2005

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 06.22
Mazey's staff reloaded after 2nd hire in 2 weeks
CWS: Bears, Sun Devils stage walk-off stunners
-Bonesville: CWS brackets, scores & schedule - 06.22
-Bonesville: College World Series News Log - 06.22
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 06.22
WGHB: Live at Five - 06.22
WGHB: Press Box - 06.22

Scott Forbes Named Assistant Coach At East Carolina
...Former Winthrop University assistant head coach Scott Forbes has been named the new hitting instructor at East Carolina...

Mazey completes his staff
Greenville Daily Reflector

Washington's two superstars- Copper and Wilkins
Washington Daily News

June 21, 2005

-Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 245 - 06.21
Schedule conducive to reduced heartburn
-Bonesville: CWS brackets, scores & schedule - 06.21
-Bonesville: College World Series News Log - 06.21
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 06.21
Texas trips Tulane; Baylor bounces Beavers
Notebook: 'Hollywood knucklehead' out at home
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 06.21
WGHB: Live at Five - 06.21
WGHB: Sportsline - 06.21

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Former Pirate goes from the diamond to the front office
... Steve and Sabrina Bengel, ECU alums and business entrepreneurs in New Bern, put into motion the concepts created by their son...
Lawhorn hampered by injury
... Lawhorn is back on the rehabilitation trail while working with former ECU teammate Ryan Jones with the New Bern River Rats of the Coastal Plain League. ...
-LETTER- Mazey is a true leader for Pirate baseball
-LETTER- Budget doesn't address enrollment growth

June 20, 2005

-Henry Hinton: Henry's Highlights - 06.20
Ballard sees peril in Assembly's budget divide
-Bonesville: CWS brackets, scores & schedule - 06.20
-Bonesville: College World Series News Log - 06.20
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 06.20
Notebook: Weird Wave win over ECU stands out
CWS: ASU ousts Vols, Gators chomp Huskers

Around Campus: ECU NOTES
Greenville Daily Reflector


June 26, 2005

From the Fayetteville Observer
-The Sunday Interview- Jeff Capel
-UNC's WIlliams finds little time to enjoy championship

Raleigh News & Observer

A question of commitment at CCU
Myrtle Beach Sun-News

June 25, 2005

ODU students appear eager to pay more to have football
... She transferred to ODU from East Carolina University in Greenville , NC On the days of football games at ECU, “everybody got together and tailgated and got ...
Virginian Pilot

Furman assistant migrates to USC
Columbia (SC) The State

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-SAS gets more kicks
... Stadium awarded two College Cups. ...
-Paul on all-out blitz
... Demon Deacon is hoping that his fiery style of play helps his chances of being selected early in Tuesday's NBA Draft...

Bobcats reward rookie Okafor
Charlotte Observer

June 24, 2005

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Buckner hopes to pass down work ethic
-Furman adds Virginia Tech to 2008 schedule

Ex-assistant takes over at Davidson
Charlotte Observer

Tigers reserves transferring
Columbia (SC) The State

USC suspends running back Boyd
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

H-back commits to UNC-Chapel Hill
Durham Herald-Sun

June 23, 2005

Despite nationwide interest, Leggett Staying
Anderson (SC) Independent-Mail

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Raise, extension keep Leggett home
-Spurrier hails Tanner on decision to stay
-Boyd suspended for nonacademic violation

Stay in school didn't work for Randolph
...ESPN's Jay Bilas believes there are three valid reasons for a basketball player to turn pro early...
Charlotte Observer

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-NC Central: Broadway eager to kick off Eagles' 2005 season
-Randolph considers Duke career 'a little above average'
-Roy Williams enthusiastic, but knows tough road lies ahead
-Williams, Heels could be in for crazy season

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Williams just wasn't ready to take plunge
...Testing the NBA waters a murky process for Deacons star....
-Decision puzzling to NBA
...Randolph leaves scouts asking why...
-Whatever Heels do will be done fast
...Despite losing its top seven players, North Carolina basketball will look familiar in several ways next season...

Tigers off to hot start in recruiting
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Deacons could get coveted tight end
Winston Salem Journal

June 22, 2005

Clemson's Leggett is on Sooners', Aggies' radar
...Clemson baseball coach Jack Leggett has spoken to officials at Oklahoma and Texas A&M...
Anderson (SC) Independent-Mail

Randolph out at Duke; opts for NBA draft
leaving his college career at Duke unfinished, Randolph will wake up this morning with an uncertain basketball future...
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Shav to Duke- See ya
-What's Shav got to lose?

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Staying attune to Spurrier
...Florida radio station signs on to carry USC football games...

-PGA coming to Kiawah

...Island’s world-class Ocean Course will play host to the 2012 PGA Championship...

ACC Football Forecast
Athlon Sports

From the Charlotte Observer
-NBA, players agree on a deal, avoid lockout
-New agreement makes NBA bit more mature

June 21, 2005

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Leggett explores options
...Clemson baseball coach Jack Leggett has had discussions with Texas A&M and Oklahoma about their coaching vacancies, according to a source familiar with the talks...
-Baseball needs more free passes
...COLLEGE BASEBALL HAS gotten to the point where it deserves more than the 11.7 scholarships allowed by the NCAA. As it stands, college coaches have little chance of signing high school stars who are early-round draft picks in the Major League Baseball draft because schools generally cannot offer them a full scholarship package...

Deacons add recruit; UNC comes up empty
...Wake Forest got one, North Carolina lost one and Miami stayed hot...
Fayetteville Observer

WFU lands guard for '06
Winston Salem Journal

Winthrop standout turns pro
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

2005 Clemson Baseball Review

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-McCants on radar despite hard luck
-Randolph faces 5 p.m. deadline

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Point-guard plethora
...Needing a lead guard, the Charlotte Bobcats are busy evaluating possible draft selections Felton, Williams and Paul...
-McCants cuts short another workout
...North Carolina shooting guard Rashad McCants strained his left hamstring 45 minutes into an hour workout for the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday morning...
-Bickerstaff says Hodge 'moving up'

From the Charlotte Observer
-Is McCants worth 1st-round pick
...Raymond Felton, Julius Hodge and Deron Williams frolic beneath the basket. In a folding chair behind the court, in long denim shorts and a bright white T-shirt, sits Rashad McCants....
-Portland's pick key for Bobcats

Leitao taking measured steps to get U.Va. back on solid ground
The Virginian Pilot

June 20, 2005

US Open Coverage
-Raleigh News & Observer's U.S. Open page
-Fayetteville Online's U.S. Open page

Lost luster
...The Campbell Basketball School has seen its share of changes throughout the years. And now the camp is facing yet another threat....
Fayetteville Observer

Tigers look to the future after regional loss
Greenville (SC) News

St. Augustine’s Tebow tours Clemson
Columbia (SC) The State


June 26, 2005

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail
-Extreme makeover
   C-USA’s new look becomes official Friday
-C-USA coaches bring experience and a touch of controversy
-Experience meets ambition- The football coaches of Conference USA
-See the USA through Conference USA — A look around Marshall’s new league

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Memphis could climb to top of C-USA
-Tigers enjoying gridiron resurgence

Calipari To Be On Two National Television Sports Shows This Week

June 25, 2005

Magazines forecast rough ride for Herd
... Phil Steele’s takes it to another level, predicting Marshall to finish last in the East, behind both Central Florida (0-11 in 2004) and East Carolina (2-9). ...
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail
-Herd gets C-USA hoops lineup
-MU's Skinner losing label, not weight

What exactly is a mid-major?
... On July 1, Louisville, Cincinnati, Marquette, DePaul and South Florida will depart Conference USA for the Big East, and the "Big Six" conferences -- the ACC ...

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Calipari puzzled by U of M attendance report to NCAA
... When the NCAA recently released its final attendance figures for last basketball season, the University of Memphis ranked 48th nationally and out of the top 10 for the first time in five years ...
-Pass-happy QB targets Tigers
...Quarterback Martin Hankins, who passed for 7,777 yards and 65 touchdowns in two seasons at 1-AA Southeastern Louisiana, is expected to continue his college football career at the University of Memphis ...
-NATIONAL: SEC knew of pay scheme
... A Tuscaloosa court case relating to Alabama's NCAA probation is creating a stir in the Heart of Dixie...

Ex-UH players get caught in transition game
Houston Chronicle (from 6.17.05)

June 24, 2005

2005 PREVIEW- UAB Blazers

Despite loss, Green Wave had a blue-ribbon season
New Orleans Times Picayune

Tulsa Basketball Adds Another Player

On the mend
...Eagles' Russum getting arm back in shape...
Hattiesburg American

NATIONAL: Baylor able to avoid the death penalty
Ft Worth Star Telegram

June 23, 2005

Dubois- Relief turned into stunned disbelief
Baton Rouge Advocate

Flexible thinking
...Mammoth offensive linemen find themselves in a variety of unorthodox positions on any given college football Saturday...
Memphis Commercial Appeal

DeAngelo Williams Listed on 2005 Maxwell Award Watch List

UAB's Hackney Tabbed To Preseason Watch List For 2005 Maxwell Award

'Spoon still truckin'
Hattiesburg American

Garza Named Baseball Volunteer Assistant Coach

June 22, 2005

-Tulane Knocked Out Of College World Series By Baylor, 8-7
...Baylor, down 7-0 after six innings, rallied for three runs in the ninth Tuesday night, scoring the winning run on a throwing error by Tulane...
-Maxwell Award Names UH's Kolb As Preseason Candidate
...For the second year in a row University of Houston quarterback Kevin Kolb finds the summer months full of prognostications...

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
...A day after Tulane couldn't find a way to score runs to get the lead, its season came to a crashing down Tuesday night because it couldn't hold one....

-'Toughest loss' gives Wave that sinking feeling
-Tulane baseball is a family affair
-Wave bullpen falters vs. Bears

Baylor rally KOs Wave
Baton Rouge Advocate

Baylor rallies from 7 down to oust Tulane at CWS
Houston Chronicle

CFN Preseason Rankings No. 101 to 119
...SMU & UCF along w/ former C-USA member Army...

College Football News

Eustachy signs six players for next season
...This year, Eustachy had the benefit of a full year to recruit his players. Southern Miss' men's basketball coach signed six players for the next season. ...
Picayune Item (MS)

New Teams, New Format for Conference USA Women's Hoops
Tulane, the most successful women's basketball program in Conference USA over the last decade, is one of six holdovers in the league...

June 21, 2005

Baseball Falls To Texas In Game Two Of College World Series, 5-0

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
...One sentence by Tulane coach Rick Jones summed up his team's 5-0 loss to Texas in the College World Series on Monday, and what the Wave has to do to avoid elimination tonight against Baylor...
-No need to panic -- Wave's been here before
...It was a slow demise, like bleeding to death caused by a barrage of paper cuts, no one nick a fatal slice on its own but, collectively, a barrage of nips that staggered and then felled the No. 1 team in the nation...
-Tulane's Southard struggles at the plate
...Wake Forest got one, North Carolina lost one an
-Ex-USM coach finalist for SLU basketball job

Texas takes it to Bogusevic, No. 1 Tulane
Houston Chronicle

Texas' 'complete game' too much for Wave
Baton Rouge Advocate

Biloxi Sun-Herald

Big-time Tulane program has Little League team feel

USM's Bower reflects on life's highs, lows
... Early in the 1997 season, one in which the Golden Eagles would go on to play in the Liberty Bowl as C-USA champions, his oldest daughter, Kristin, died ...
Picayune Item (MS)

Paperwork blamed for Giannini delay
...Paperwork problems, not poor performance, put a proposed contract extension for Southern Miss athletic director Richard Giannini on hold, an official said ...
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Snyder puts Marshall up for sale
.... Not only is Snyder in the dark regarding the abilities of his players, he said he knows very little about C-USA...
Ironton (OH) Tribune

Carney and Washington Invited to USA U21 Trials

SMU wants to host College Cup in Frisco
.... SMU senior associate athletic director Carlton Cooper said the school and the Hunt Sports Group are bidding for the NCAA men's soccer final four, known as the College Cup, for the 2006 season.
Dallas Morning News

Former Tiger QB with CFL's Calgary
Memphis Commercial Appeal

June 20, 2005

Green Wave have that Mojo working

Top seeded Tulane, Texas set to square off
Baton Rouge Advocate

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Bogusevic aims to make his pitch tonight
-Cut out to be a TU fan
-Further review shows Madden a logical choice
-Owings provides a scare

Astros' top draftee saves day for Wave
Houston Chronicle

Much of Marshall’s fate to depend on its O-line
Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail