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East Carolina


Conference USA

July 3, 2005

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 07.03
Junior college pivotman signs with Golden Knights

Hawkins- A family hooked on fishing
Durham Herald Sun

Manager Lanier restocks the fish tank
Winnipeg Sun

July 2, 2005

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 07.02
Football player hit by car while protecting friend

Highlights from the archives
2004 - East Carolina fans still booking Virtual Bowl "tickets"
2003 - Chancellor's stormy term reaches abrupt conclusion
2002 - Gutsy Pirates pull off shocker over No. 22 Horned Frogs
2001 - Diamond Pirates finish season with No. 4 RPI rating

From the Washington Daily News
-Brooks dominates in first pro appearance
-Richardson belts grand slam

BriSox enjoy first blowout win of the year
...... Brooks...The East Carolina product threw 51 pitches... "He looked good with all his pitches,"...
Bristol (TN) Herald Courier

July 1, 2005

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 07.01
Tulane coach, a N.C. native, wins national honor
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 06.30
WGHB: Live at Five - 07.01
WGHB: Miller Lite Sports Bar - 07.01

MacKenzie Earns C-USA Scholar-Athlete Award

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Conference USA's 'page turns' with official changes
-ECU football practice fields receive much-needed attention
-ECU runner picked as Conference USA Men's Cross Country Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Cavanaugh adjusting to pro ball just fine
Washington Daily News

A parable in perseverance
...Cavanaugh's ascent to the MLB Draft was no pleasure cruise...
Monroe Courier

June 30, 2005

-Bethany Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat - 06.30
Summer camps mold budding Pirates
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 06.30
Deacons lose out to Ohio State on prep phenom
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 06.30
WGHB: Live at Five - 06.30

Football- Navy adds 12th game to its schedules
  ... The Midshipmen will open the 2006 season at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium against East Carolina...
Annapolis Capital

Michael Lindsey Has No Favorites
  ... Petal (MS) High School senior-to-be outfielder/pitcher Michael Lindsey is receiving a lot of looks this recruiting season... (

Big East about to get huge; A-10 will have 14
  ... Trading spaces. Friends' Central graduate Mike Cook, who already has received his release to transfer from East Carolina, is likely to wind up at La Salle. ...
Philadelphia Inquirer

June 29, 2005

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 06.29
Final 2005 Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Poll
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 06.29
WGHB: Live at Five - 06.29
WGHB: Press Box - 06.29

Despite loss of Olson, Mazey pleased with incoming class
Greenville Daily Reflector

Rawlings All-East Team

From the Kinston Free Press
-Folks, it's all about business
-ABCA honors ECU's Hose, Cavanaugh

ECU looking for turnaround season
Parkersburg (WV) News

June 28, 2005

-Denny O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 246 - 06.28
Leadership steering ECU back on course
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 06.28
Joy in Texas over College World Series outcome
Final Wrap: CWS, Super Regionals & Regionals
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 06.28
WGHB: Live at Five - 06.28
WGHB: Sportsline - 06.28
WTSB: Morning Sports Drive - 06.28

CUSA WEEK -- Monday Highlight-East Carolina & Houston

June 27, 2005

-Henry Hinton: Henry's Highlights - 06.27
Holland assembles a league of his own
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 06.27
Longhorns back on top of college baseball world
Historical list: College World Series title games
-Bonesville: CWS brackets, scores & schedule (FINAL) - 06.27
-Bonesville: College World Series News Log - 06.27

Paint Holland's new passion purple
Hampton Roads (VA) Daily Mail

Thompson almost left college football
Arkansas News

Future Opponent: West Virginia Preview
College Football News

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU Notes- ECU divers research sunken Union gunboat in blackout conditions
-Clifford named chair of C-USA alumni body
-New beginnings- Construction begins on land flooded during ...


July 3, 2005

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Imminent deal will drastically alter NHL
-Campers soak up Duke hoops

Golden era ahead for Gamecocks
Columbia (SC) The State

Bobcats picked players, not an alma mater
Charlotte Observer

July 2, 2005

From the Greensboro News-Record
Wake Forest's Barclay will miss 1st game
-Wake reels in whale of a point guard

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Not in Texas anymore
...USC athletic director Eric Hyman’s first day on job includes campus tour, unpacking and a few verbal slip-ups...
-Tolleson signs deal with Twins

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Hyman takes over at USC
-Tolleson chooses Twins

New Gamecock AD wants to take things slowly
Rock Hill Herald

Deacs get Smith, fast point guard
Winston Salem Journal

July 1, 2005

Previews from the College Football News
-CFN ACC Preview
-Top 5 things to look for
-NC State
-Virginia Tech
-Wake Forest

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-'Let the games begin'
...ACC Commissioner John Swofford is happy with a 12-team conference....
-Gamecocks' McGee steps into retirement

Spurrier at center stage might be good timing for Clemson
Greenville (SC) News

McGee's tenure at Carolina ends
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

UNC-Pembroke installs new bleachers
Fayetteville Observer

Fenway could host ACC tourney
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Charlotte Observer
-49ers' switch to A-10 official today
-Q&A | 49ers coach Bobby Lutz
-Q&A | A-10 Commissioner
-Atlantic 10 schools at a glance

C-SET signs off after nine months
Columbia (SC) The State

June 30, 2005

Cavaliers land committment from North Carolina WR
Charlottesville Daily Progress

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Summer Vacation
...College athletes discover that staying on campus to take classes and work out over the summer improves fitness and preparedness...
-Duke a staying power
-Bobcats give it the old college try
-Hurricanes will hold the line on ticket prices

Second Choice
...Bobcats took Felton, but wanted Paul...
Winston Salem Journal

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Challenge gets bigger for ACC, Big Ten
-Bobcats strike gold on and off the court

June 29, 2005

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Bobcats take a pair of Tar Heels in NBA draft
-ACC well-represented in NBA Draft

Wake's Paul, UNC's Felton follow Williams in the top five
Greensboro News-Record

Paul's New Start, New Orleans- Former Deacon is selected fourth in the NBA Draft
Winston Salem Journal

From the Charlotte Observer
-Bobcats shut off their TV network
-Bobcats add touch of Tar Heels blue
-Your Charlotte Tar Heels

June 28, 2005

Several N.C. players could be picked today
Kinston Free Press

NBA/Bobcats: Planning for the future
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

From the Charlotte Observer
-Coach K defends successful TV spot
-Randolph's exit surprising
-Paul draft's only great point guard
-Will Bobcats turn to Felton

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-No time to rest for Blue Devils
-Ewing's defense his ticket to an NBA career
-Ball control top issue for Duke
-Bobcats still unsure what to do with two first-round picks

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Devils appear deeper
-ACC's future draft prospects not as certain
-Wake gets Riverside receiver

Talented big men are rare commodity
Fayetteville Observer

UNC-Chapel Hill's title team likely to be well-represented in NBA Draft
Winston Salem Journal

From the Columbia (SC) The State
Player’s release in jeopardy
-Built Ford tough

Ford feeling confident
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

W&M’s football facilities growing
The Virginian Pilot

June 27, 2005

Let's talk some ACC football
Rocky Mount Telegram

Will No. 3 remain lucky for Paul in NBA Draft?
Winston Salem Journal

Hodge touts his own virtues
Fayetteville Observer

Draft to answer pointed question
Greensboro News Record

Clemson claims three commitments
Columbia (SC) The State


July 3, 2005

C-USA Forecast
Athlon Sports

New league formula may cut UAB income
Birmingham News

Mustangs Stampede Into New League

SMU, TCU- New places to go, teams to beat
Dallas Morning News

Miners now a hit with best in Texas
El Paso Times

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Fans help usher in new era for Herd
-Rice balances athletics, academics

July 2, 2005

Message from the Commissioner: Welcome To The New C-USA!

From the Hattiesburg American
-New look is official
-USM cornerstone of C-USA

Conferences settle into new lineups
New Orleans Times Picayune

Tulsa ready for challenge in Conference USA
Biloxi Sun-Herald

C-USA fits UH program needing wins
Houston Chronicle

O'Leary trying to revive Central Florida program
Parkersburg (WV) News

Tulsa Now a Member of Conference USA

UTEP Athletics Ushers in New Era

Hey Rice Fans... Welcome To Conference USA!!

SMU Joins Conference USA

Southern Miss Welcomes Six New Members To Form New Look Conference USA

"New" Conference USA Makes its Debut Friday, July 1

Tiger Baseball Inks Mississippi State Transfer Ben Grisham

Getting back to the gridiron
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Conference Makeovers- College football edition
CBS Sportsline

July 1, 2005

Tulane's Rick Jones Named National Coach of the Year by Baseball America

Baseball's Maddox Named Co-Conference USA Scholar Athlete Of The Year

UCF Begins New Chapter in C-USA

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Ready for C-USA?
-Colleges ready to move on

Tulsa Prepares for C-USA Entry
Tulane Free Press

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-C-USA good fit for Herd, fans say
-New home awaits herd

Marshall game 3- Central Florida
Charleston (WV) Gazette

TCU, SMU do the conference shuffle again
Ft Worth Star Telegram

C-USA WEEK -- Highlight-UAB & UCF

UTEP says switch a windfall
El Paso Times

C-USA math puts Rice and UH together again
Houston Chronicle

SMU official interviews for AD job
Dallas Morning News

Bower gets nice plug
Hattiesburg American

June 30, 2005

UTEP prepared to enter new league
El Paso Times

From College Football News
-UAB Preview
-Tulane Preview

C-USA Week from
-Wednesday Highlight-Southern Miss & Tulane
-Tuesday Highlight-Marshall & Memphis

Tulane swings for fences behind baseball success
New Orleans Times Picayune

Conference shuffling over -- for now
Orlando Sentinel

What new 'firsts' are out there for UAB?
  ... There have been a couple of significant "firsts" for the UAB football program over the past couple of years. ...
Birmingham Post-Herald

-C-USA Closes Out Successful 2004-05 Athletic Season
-Eubanks, Smith Land Spots On Jim Thorpe Watch List
-Three C-USA Men's Basketball Players Selected in NBA Draft

-Hoops: Thiero To Undergo Surgery Next Week
-Wesley Smith Named to the Jim Thorpe Trophy Watch List

Tulsa's Wojcik Completes First Recruiting Class

Why Notre Dame Will Excel at Recruiting
  ... has two assistant coaches...Lewis was National Coach of the Year as the head coach at East Carolina and also was the head coach at Georgia Tech, while Minter was the head coach at Cincinnati....
Fighting Irish Insider (

June 29, 2005

Schools continue conference shake-up
USA Today

Herd Facing Uphill Climb In C-USA, Say Magazines

Cardinals likely to ax Marshall deal
Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail

College football
Jackson (MS) Sun

June 28, 2005

Eubanks Named To Bronko Nagurski Trophy Preseason Watch List

UAB's Taylor waiting for call
Birmingham Post-Herald

-Blazers' Larry McSwain Named to Watch List For 2005 Bronko Nagurski Trophy
-UAB's Taylor Awaits Draft Day

UTEP's Howard on Watch List For Bronko Nagurski Trophy

Riding the Wave

Aztecs' AD candidate fields tough question
   ...Jeff Schemmel, C-USA associate commissioner is candidate for SDSU AD...
North County Times

June 27, 2005

Southern Miss can’t miss as a Herd rival
Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail

Marshall Preview
College Football News

New C-USA Team Profiles (.pdf)