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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

July 31, 2005

Nuggets: After C-USA raid, restocked WAC plows ahead - 07.31
Bonesville.net

From the Washington Daily News
-Pinkney's Pirate future will be known Monday
-Copper keeps tight lasso on family

Pigskin patter
Durham Herald-Sun

Cardinals sign Claybrooks
Arizona Republic

Around Campus: Sharing the Dream- New to ECU, McKee wants to push students into careers where diversity is not prevalent
Greenville Daily Reflector

July 30, 2005

From Bonesville.net
-Ron Cherubini: Special night connects fans to new era - 07.30
-Nuggets:
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 07.30
BCS pushing for instant replay in all 28 bowls
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 07.30
WGHB: Live at Five - 07.30

Pirate Season Ticket Challenge To Begin August 1
ecupirates.com

A tale of two universities -- one east, one west
  East Carolina's path offers markers for UNCC's identity quest
Charlotte Observer

From the Washington Daily News
-Holtz happy to greet Beaufort County Pirates' fans
-Copper ready to make an impact

July 29, 2005

From Bonesville.net
-Al Myatt: View from the 'ville - 07.29
Sequestered football staff plots the future
-Nuggets:
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 07.29
Bower suspends two players, bids adieu to four more
S.C. prep coaches blast Spurrier scholarship moves
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 07.29
WGHB: Live at Five - 07.29
WGHB: Miller Lite Sports Bar - 07.29

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Holland recharting Pirates' course
-Pinkney could return as East Carolina QB
-More fight change in UNC
  ... Jim Black suggested that the tuition autonomy should be extended to other campuses with strong research interests, including East Carolina, UNC-Charlotte and ...

Brooks, Banks promoted
  ... were promoted from Bristol. Brooks, a righthander who starred at East Carolina, was supposed to start Thursday's game. He was 0-2 ... 
Kannapolis Independent Tribune

ECU baseball, soccer add coaches
Goldsboro News Argus

Future Opponent: WVU will practice in secrecy
Charleston (WV) Gazette

July 28, 2005

From Bonesville.net
-Bethany Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat - 07.28
'Tis the season of comings, goings at ECU
-Nuggets:
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 07.28
Pirate Radio Network evolves to 27 stations
Acquittal leads to reinstatement of UC assistant
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 07.28
WGHB: Live at Five - 07.28

From ecupirates.com
-Pirate Sports Radio Network Adds Five New Stations
-Link Jarrett Named Assistant Baseball Coach At East Carolina
-Chad Halverson Named Interim Head Men's Soccer Coach
-Heinchon Promoted To Head Men's Tennis Coach

Greenville transforms on game day
The East Carolinian

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates hire Jarrett as baseball assistant
-Halverson named interim coach
-Heinchon promoted to men's tennis coach

Copper confident about Cowboys' camp
Washington Daily News

Former NFL player accused in bad check scam in NC
Charlotte Observer

ECU Alum: Walker Hired as Elon Strength and Conditioning Coach
Elon Athletics

July 27, 2005

From Bonesville.net
-Denny O'Brien: College Notebook No. 11 - 07.27
Liberty should fight for status quo
-Nuggets:
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 07.27
At East Carolina, Saturday is all about the ladies
ACC stockpiling future postseason destinations
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 07.27
WGHB: Live at Five - 07.27
WGHB: Press Box - 07.27

From ecupirates.com
-ECU's Holtz To Coach In 2006 Hula Bowl
-Heinchon Promoted To Head Men's Tennis Coach

Pirates' Holtz to coach in Hula
New Bern Sun Journal

Tuberville to do Hula coaching
 ... Tuberville will be assisted by East Carolina's Skip Holtz and American Football Coaches Association president Scot Dapp of Moravian. ...
Huntsville (AL) Times

Several Pirates are on the mend
Greenville Daily Reflector

From the Washington Daily News
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Pirates' Dosh doesn't take offense to playing on defense
-Copper works out with former Pam Pack buddies

ECU hasn't recovered from 2001 bowl loss
Parkersburg (WV) News

Palmer to the Pirates
Raleigh News & Observer

July 26, 2005

From Bonesville.net
-Brian Bailey: From The Anchor Desk - 07.26
Heat and hydration forging men of steel
-Nuggets:
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 07.26
BCS faces challenge from shadow poll of VIP's
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 07.26
WGHB: Live at Five - 07.26
WGHB: Sportsline - 07.26

Pirates' recruit Wilson spends some time in the 'gray'
Washington Daily News

East Carolina Preview
espn insider

Vernon still going strong at Boys & Girls Club
Eden Daily News

July 25, 2005

From Bonesville.net
-Al Myatt: View from the East - 07.25
Pirate hoops maneuvering for breakthroughs
-Nuggets:
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 07.25
Players still learning the ropes of redefined ACC
Huggins assistant acquitted of DUI charge

LaShawn Merritt: New kids on the blocks
International Association of Athletics Foundation

Clemson, USC court quarterbacks
 ... Land has been hearing from USC, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and East Carolina, and East Carolina and Ohio have expressed some interest in Tolliver. ...
Columbia (SC) The State

On Campus: Getting a face-lift- ECU student center will include food court and ballroom
Greenville Daily Reflector

On Campus: North Carolina offers college at bargain prices
Kinston Free Press

 

July 31, 2005

From the Winston Salem Journal
-The Crystal Ball- Wake Forest's coaches take a long-term approach when analyzing football recruits
-Quick Work- Groh wraps up class early
-No Fear- Duke took aggressive approach
-Amato says State's recruiting class has 'met our needs'
-End Game- Tar Heels still need to hone finishing skills
-Old Glory- Clemson class recaptures past

NHL Draft: Canes load up on defensemen
Durham Herald-Sun

Davis insists he's not through playing for Panthers
Kinston Fee Press

From the Fayetteville Observer
-The Sunday Interview- Chuck Amato
-Panthers rebounding from 2004 injuries
-Key topics for the Panthers
-Tuning In- Fox Sports to preview ACC, SEC

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Spurrier- No apologies for decision
-Spurrier scrambling to find running backs

Spurrier writes prep coaches a letter
Greenville (SC) News

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Hello, football season; goodbye, family time
-Is USC ready for success in 2005?

ESPN will visit Durham
Raleigh News & Observer

July 30, 2005

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Clemson reports 2 NCAA violations
-Boyd suspended for season
-Media picks USC 4th in East
-NFL: Fox avoids holdouts once again

Blue Devils try to keep up recruiting momentum
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Spurrier's class too large
-Panthers enjoy life as favorites
-NHL Draft: It's Crosby, then everybody else

UNC's football program doesn't mind committing
Charlotte Observer

July 29, 2005

Upgraded ACC a quandary for Wake Forest
  ...Atlantic Coast Conference expansion has altered two of the most important things Wake Forest football coach Jim Grobe does...
Wilmington Star News

Laettner, Davis give $2 million
  ...Duke athletics director Joe Alleva says fund-raising for the new practice facility is passed the halfway mark...
Greensboro News-Record

Cameron a new world for returners
Durham Herald-Sun

Duke names two new assistant coaches baseball staff
  ...former Tulane assistant... 
Chatham Journal Weekly

Spurrier's move puts coaches at odds
Greenville (SC) News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Talent alone not enough for T.A.
  ... The former N.C. State running back, who left after his junior season to turn pro, didn't last long in his first shot at the NFL ... 
-Davis, Laettner donate $2 million to Duke hoops

From the Winston Salem Journal
-UNC gets commitment from Jacksonville star
-Anticipation high as Panthers get ready to kick off

Panthers arrive today
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Sources- Boyd is done for ’05
  ... His suspension leaves USC very thin at tailback ... 
-USC sets ticket record
-High school coaches choose sides in scholarship ruckus

July 28, 2005

Spurrier's scholarship decisions draw ire
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Coaches' Association takes aim at Spurrier
-Spurrier makes big splash at media day

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Spurrier is labeled ‘unethical’ by coaches
-Reporters fail to incite kinder, gentler Spurrier
-Year of the rooster
?

Spurrier- `I learned it doesn't pay to make cute remarks'
Birmingham News

Spurrier gets Welcome from Media, coach
Anderson Independent

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Wolfpack adds second kicker
-Canes to open in Tampa

Blue Devils have special approach to recruiting
Wilmington Star News (sub. req)

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Recruiting numbers in UNC's favor so far
-2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes Schedule

From the New Bern Sun-Journal
-Davis not ready to return to field
-Panthers get Gardner from Redskins

July 27, 2005

Paladins No. 1 in preseason poll
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

I-AA cashes in on 12th game
Raleigh News & Observer

ASU's Williams putting focus on making playoffs
Winston Salem Journal

Tigers’ 12th foe-Florida Atlantic
Columbia (SC) The State

From the Greenville (SC) News
-SoCon coaches feel Briggs' absence
-New era welcome for ACC

ACC adds two bowls to postseason lineup after 2006 season
Durham Herald-Sun

July 26, 2005

From the Anderson Independent
-Second Gamecock leaves in scholarship debate
-Bowden, Tigers have work to do

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-ACC bowl lineup is familiar
-Injuries a worry for Heels

N.C. schools in ACC slump
Charlotte Observer

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Bowdens’ tragic loss changes perspective
-ACC power struggle

From the Fayetteville Observer
-ACC Preseason Football Poll
  With the likes of Miami, Virginia Tech and Boston College in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big Four are noticably absent from the top of the coaches' preseason poll.
-Hall not lacking in confidence
  In the world of college football, preseason gatherings like the ACC Kickoff are about as substantive as the inside of a Twinkie.
-N.C. schools left in the dust of expansion
-Big men continue to consider casting lot with Devils
-Recruiting- Jack Britt linebacker accepts scholarship offer from Heels

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Hokies top Coastal League in preseason poll
-Football notes- UNC tailback position up in the air
-Triangle could host Olympic training sites

Cremins enjoying new life
  Former Gamecock & GA Tech Coach
Greenville (SC) News

July 25, 2005

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Watson defends USC’s ‘loyalty’
 ... Skip Holtz and Pough. Skip Holtz, now East Carolina’s coach, declined to comment on USC’s infractions case.
-Tigers QB plots new course

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-New ACC football divisions cause confusion
-ACC football notebook- Duke's Alexander ready for senior season No. 2

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Alexander ready to get back on the field
-Deacons looking forward to opener

From the Fayetteville Observer
-New era begins for ACC football
-Big shoes to fill

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Divisions unfamiliar to ACC
-Hall says Davis the man

Hall excited about Wolfpack's new offense
Wilmington Star News

 

July 31, 2005

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Say hello to new-look C-USA
-Conference USA's new blood
-DeAngelo shares gift with city

From the Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch
-Upgrading facilities helps upgrade teams
-Herd camp opens this week

Marshall Sets Practice Schedule For Fans
goherd.com

Herd heads into a world of unknowns
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Bar fight led to USM discipline
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Eagle Club shoulders burden of funding athletic scholarships
Hattiesburg American

Steele has pulse of college football scene
Houston Chronicle

July 31, 2005

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Say hello to new-look C-USA
-Conference USA's new blood
-DeAngelo shares gift with city

From the Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch
-Upgrading facilities helps upgrade teams
-Herd camp opens this week

Marshall Sets Practice Schedule For Fans
goherd.com

Herd heads into a world of unknowns
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Bar fight led to USM discipline
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Eagle Club shoulders burden of funding athletic scholarships
Hattiesburg American

Steele has pulse of college football scene
Houston Chronicle

July 30, 2005

From the Hattiesburg American
-Fight may have led to USM suspensions
-Bower- team will become stronger
-Start spreading the word

Team stands behind Bower
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Football Concludes Excellent Summer in the Weight Room
ucfathletics.com

Herd Insider vol 7 #27 Hits The Streets
goherd.com

UTEP Basketball Team to Embark on Spain Tour Next Week
utepathletics.com

Big East football has work to do but can be elite
Louisville Courier Journal

July 29, 2005

4 players off team, 2 suspended by Bower
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Bower dismisses 2 Eagles, suspends 2
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Miners to Report Wednesday; Fall Drills to Commence on Thursday
utepathletics.com

New MU field could be used a decade -- or longer
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Snyder revamps Herd practice schedule
Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch

Calkins- SEC bullies showing their arrogance
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Coog Crew New Student Organization Supporting UH Athletics
uhcougars.com

July 28, 2005

SMU makes switch into Conference-USA
The East Carolinian

Albin key figure for Marshall
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Judy MacLeod leaving Tulsa
Mcalester (OK) News Capital

From conferenceusa.com
-MacLeod Named C-USA Associate Commissioner for Governance & National Policy
-C-USA Media Blitz | Submit Questions Here!

HBU gets coaching help from UH
Houston Chronicle

Miners lose four players
El Paso Times

Non-conference scheduling full of pitfalls
Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch

GREEN ACRES
  FieldTurf installation in final stages
Parthenon (sub. req)

Texas coaches excited about Conference USA
Fanblogs.com

WAC Plans to 'Play Up'
KBCI

Tie-ins likely to see changes
Ft Worth Star Telegram

Are TCU, MWC a perfect match?
Salt Lake City Desert News

July 27, 2005

From conferenceusa.com
-CSTV to Air C-USA Football Media Day Live
-2005 UTEP Football Preview

Athlon's All-C-USA teams
Athlon Sports

Conference US-hooray
El Paso Times

Johnson on move again for USM
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Depth is the Difference
tulanegreenwave.com

Synder excited to steer Marshall's Herd
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The caretaker
Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch

Let's hope White will do right very soon
Birmingham Post-Herald

Trends not golden for UCF football
Orlando Sentinel

Wyndam N.O. Bowl pushes back Date
Baton Rouge Advocate

Knights set for new era in C-USA
Central Florida Future

July 26, 2005

Christian's UCF career ends abrubtly
Florida Sun Sentinel

Knights dismiss shooting guard
Orlando Sentinel

2005 UCF Football Preview
conferenceusa.com

Inside Conference USA East from espn insider (subscription req.)
-Central Florida Knights
-East Carolina Pirates
-Marshall Thundering Herd
-Memphis Tigers
-Southern Miss Golden Eagles
-UAB Blazers

Guy relishes time back in Hattiesburg
 Former University of Southern Mississippi football great Ray Guy was back in town this weekend. Guy, regarded as one of the best punters in college and NFL history, was in Hattiesburg to give a kicking camp.
Hattiesburg American

MU kicker O’Connor gains insight as Ray Guy Academy camp instructor
Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch

Joan C. Edwards FieldTurf Installation On Schedule
herdzone.com

Sun Bowl Enhancements - Updated July 25
utepathletics.com

Slive- Nothing can stop SEC but SEC
 One-time Conference USA commissioner Mike Slive is starting his fourth year as commissioner of the Southeastern Conference
Memphis Commercial Appeal

July 25, 2005

From the East Carolinian
-C-USA Preview- Tulsa
-C-USA Preview- UTEP
-Conference USA Preview- UCF

Many unanswered questions loom for Herd coaches
Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch

Washington Jr. Makes First Cut At Team USA U21 Trials
gotigersgo.com