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East Carolina


Conference USA

August 6-7, 2005

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.07
Texas Tech's Knight getting real about tryouts
Stokes' ties to Wake prodigies sway ECU recruit
Bonesville Audio: ECU Football Media Day - Skip Holtz- 08.07
WGHB: A Pirate's Life for Me - 08.07
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.06
Bonesville Audio: C-USA Kickoff 8-part play list - 8.06

-Pirates Officially Begin 2005 Season, Skip Holtz Era
-ECU Football Preseason Camp Notebook #2

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates hit the practice field running
-Holtz emphasizes unity
-ECU men's basketball program reels in shot-blocking recruit from Fayetteville

Pinkney returns humbled
Fayetteville Observer

ECU media day -- Team unity goal leads Holtz to remove jersey
Goldsboro News-Argus

Holtz emphasizes unity
Rocky Mount Telegram

Opener at ECU key for Duke
Durham Herald Sun

From the Kinston Free Press
-Pirates begin countdown
-Holtz at the helm

HOME AGAIN- Holtz tried to take East Carolina back to its NC roots
Winston Salem Journal

From the New Bern Sun-Journal
-Pirates are keeping it simple on defense
-Pirates set sail
-QB situation a 'big red flag'

Jeffries absent from Wolfpack’s first workout
  ...There have been reports that Jeffries could be headed to East Carolina. ...
Shelby Star

From the Washington Daily News
-Optimism still rampant among Pirates
-Holtz hopes practice intensity hangs around
-Pirates' QBs still a huge '?'

Skip Holtz era begins at East Carolina
Raleigh News & Observer

ECU players not lacking in confidence
Jacksonville Daily News

August 5, 2005

-Al Myatt: View from the 'ville - 08.05
Big Ten transplant takes root in 'football town'
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.05
"Pirate Talk" gets more time, more stations
Pirate Radio 1250 launching expanded lineup
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 08.05
WGHB: Live at Five - 08.05
WGHB: Miller Lite Sports Bar - 08.05

East Carolina Football Single Game Tickets Now On Sale

Senior class watches metamorphosis of Conference USA continue
Greenville Daily Reflector

Holtz brings optimism to ECU
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Pirates full of confidence entering practice
Kinston Free Press

Former East Carolina University Coach Steve Logan Joins WRBZ 850 ...

Starting jobs on the line
Charlotte Observer

Colleges begin football practice
Greensboro News-Record

The Blitz- Bobby Bowden Must Go CSTV's Brian Curtis premiers his ...
 ... Marshall , East Carolina and Memphis are among the schools waiting to see who emerges from fall camp. A few coaches said they intend to play two quarterbacks. ...

ECU, Butler, Fordham Get Verbals
 The East Carolina Pirates are off to a good start in August. The staff accepted a verbal commitment from Fayetteville (N.C.) Jack Britt standout John Fields on Thursday.

Candidates for Astros' broadcast job lining up
 ... Did you hear the one about the CSTV reporter who walked up to East Carolina coach Skip Holtz at the Conference USA media summit and asked, "Was your dad a ...
Houston Chronicle

August 4, 2005

-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat - 08.04
New breed of armchair QB's in the wings
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.04
College life still suits Heisman winner just fine
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 08.04
WTSB: Taylor Zarzour with Denny O'Brien - 08.04

From the
-ECU's Ault tops Amateur Championship Qualifier
-Conference USA Media Blitz Recap

ECU football players scheduled to report to campus today
Greenville Daily Reflector

Mike Cook: Friends' Central alum transfers to Pittsburgh

August 3, 2005

-O'Brien: Coaches relish league's new flavor - 08.03
Pinkney still facing steep climb - 08.03
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.03
NIT battles NCAA in court instead of on court
Bonesville Audio: Skip Holtz at C-USA Media Day - 08.03
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 08.03
WGHB: Live at Five - 08.03
WGHB: Press Box - 08.03

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pinkney gets an academic OK to return to the Pirates
-New rivalries, exposure the hot topics in Memphis

Pinkney will return for ECU
Kinston Free Press

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pinkey and Whimper back at ECU
-Pinkney a Pirate again

MLS: Simms stepped into United role
Richmond Times Dispatch

Preps: Countdown to kickoff- Center of attention
Rocky Mount Telegram

Cook: East Carolina guard opts for Pitt
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

August 2, 2005

-Whitford: Perspective - 08.02
“Total Access” is totally right
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.02
C-USA to feel impact of imported WAC teams
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 08.02
WGHB: Live at Five - 08.02
WGHB: Sportsline - 08.02

-Pirates Tabbed Fifth In East Division Of C-USA Preseason Football Poll
-Conference USA Football Kickoff to Feature Live Television Coverage

Pat Pinkney looks to be 100 percent soon; 'Other' Pinkney reportedly back on team
Washington Daily News

Coaches vote says ECU 5th in East
New Bern Sun Journal

From the Raleigh News &  Observer
-Pirates share fifth in C-USA East poll
-East Carolina Pirates

Ault's 63 leads US Amateur qualifier
  ... Ault, a 19-year-old Pennsbury High graduate and a sophomore at East Carolina University, had six birdies on the front nine of the 6,697-yard course in ...
Philadelphia Enquirer

Campus Notes: Grant to fund ECU bridge study
Virginian Pilot

August 1, 2005

-O'Brien: College Notebook No. 12 - 08.01
New feel surrounds C-USA football gathering
-Bonesville: 2006 Football Recruiting Thumbnails Page- 07.23
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.01
Demand swamps supply of Gamecock tickets

Mattocks gets jump start on career with Pirates
New Bern Sun Journal

Brooks earns first professional win
Washington Daily News

Cardinals release Bryant, sign two
  ... The 27-year-old Claybrooks started his NFL career with Green Bay in 2001 as an undrafted rookie free agent out of East Carolina...
Washington Daily News

ECU Campus Notes- ECU Psychology Department dedicates library in honor of Martoccia
Greenville Daily Reflector


August 6-7, 2005

From the Charlotte Observer
-Q&A with Jim Grobe
-Rookie Shelton ready to ram

Deacs' walking wounded are walking
Winston Salem Journal

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Top recruits give state inspection
-Durant faces long odds
-Price to win too high for Canes
-Sting gives Bogues first win

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Fate steered him to Spurrier’s side — and he’s still there
-Clemson, USC reap top in-state talent

Rating the conferences
Athlon Sports

Weinke gaining ground at QB
Charlotte Observer

Panthers still healing from loss of Mills, Fields
Durham Herald-Sun

NCAA bans Indian mascots, nicknames from postseason events
Greenville (SC) News

August 5, 2005

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Wilson leaves Heels
-Canes sign former All-Star defenseman
-Panthers' Free Safety Minter Injures Knee

From the Winston Salem Journal
-State loses incoming lineman to academics
-The BCS- Credibility can still be in question
-Hoover returns for his 6th season with Panthers

More rhythm, less blues is Bowden's goal
Columbia (SC) The State

From the Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal
-Spurrier names Mitchell starter
-N.C. defensive back commits to Clemson

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Tigers begin refining new look today
-Time off revives Buckner
-Spurrier names Mitchell starting QB

NSU (Norfolk St) faces minor sanctions
The Virginian Pilot

August 4, 2005

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Trestman the key to Pack's success
-Eagles prepare for camp
-UNC gets another commitment for 2006

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Future is now for Rice
-USC quarterbacks struggle under the lights

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Football returns to Louisburg
-Heels lose tailback, but add two commitments
-Ex-Penn State linebacker transfers to N.C. State

From the Charlotte Observer
-Sting turns to Bogues
-Q&A With John Bunting
-Fox prefers 2 workouts
-Preps: Knotts back to keep the streak intact

August 3, 2005

Holtz defends his USC tenure
  Former coach isn’t proud of violations but says recruits were never paid to play
Columbia (SC) The State

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Bryant says he has a lot to prove
-WFU's Pre-Season Practice Schedule
-Lawsuit takes aim at March Madness

From the Greenville (SC) News
-USC makes changes to drug-testing program
-Spurrier era officially begins with practice

Wide receiver Nicks commits to UNC
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Patience not virtue of seniors
-New ACC set to get its tires kicked

August 2, 2005

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Duke Blue Devils
-Wake Forest Demon Deacons
-Zeroing in on success
-N.C. State Wolfpack
-North Carolina Tar Heels
-ESPN proves if you film it, they will come
-Canes slow to pounce

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Mauk's hard work in summer may pay off for Deacons this fall
-Grobe hopes two players learn lesson

Newcomers get a head start on the season
  New NCAA rule allowed first-year players to arrive on campus in July
Columbia (SC) The State

UNC athletics department in the black for seventh straight year
Durham Herald-Sun

Recruiting: ACC schools look beyond top 100
Fayetteville Observer

Time to focus for USC's Rice
Greenville (SC) News

Playoff Blueprint
Athlon Sports

August 1, 2005

Spurrier's real work begins today at USC
Greenville (SC) News

Basketball Previews From the Winston Salem Journal
-Revamping, Reloading: Wake Forest is bringing in point guards to help replace departed standout Paul
-Infusion- Purnell luring better players to Tigers' den
-On The Rise- Hokies add role players to fast-improving team
-New Guy- Cavaliers seek a changed image under energetic Leitao
-Solid Class- Sendek's incoming recruits all signed early
-New Plans- UNC will be forced to rely on first-year players

From the Charlotte Observer
-No one to wear Mills' 51 again
-In Peppers' case, marks could fall
-Why was Earnhardt special

Preps: A wake-up call for football
Raleigh News & Observer


August 6-7, 2005

Sound off- UofM vs. the SEC
Memphis Commercial Appeal

With explosive Roddy White gone, Blazers need playmaking receivers
Birmingham News

UAB begins fall practice in 'blazing' heat
Birmingham Post Herald

From the El Paso Times
-Coaches rewarded
-Miners miffed at poll

From the Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch
-Fans flock to first open practice
-UAB still new kids of college athletics

Snyder facing young, untested Herd
Ironton (OH) Tribune

Comparisons aside, Kolb just wants to win
Houston Chronicle

Cougars brimming with confidence
Galveston County Daily News

UCF players' conditioning improved
Orlando Sentinel

Scelfo, Tulane counting on depth
Baton Rouge Advocate

Ledet commits to S. Miss.
The Daily Advertiser

August 5, 2005

Six C-USA Men's Soccer Teams Recognized by College Soccer News

Shift work begins for Golden Eagle veterans, newcomers
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Speedy Small finding his niche
Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch

Freshmen look good in practice
Dallas Morning News

Hendricks `back for a reason'
Birmingham News

Miner men leave town for overseas
El Paso Times

Price finds contentment at Texas-El Paso
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (subscription)

August 4, 2005

C-USA leaves final replay decision on field
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Miners report ready to go
El Paso Times

Golden Knights a bit green
Florida Sun Sentinel

Knights ready for a whole new ball game
Orlando Sentinel

UCF eager to change ways
Memphis Comercial Appeal

UAB has a small hill to climb in the 2005 season
Clanton (AL) Advertiser

Brown- Won't need to call on many freshmen
Birmingham News

Daniels joins UAB staff
Birmingham Post-Herald

Herd receivers catching on
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Hattiesburg American
-Bower- No favoritism here
-Coaches, players answer questions about conference's overhaul, upcoming season

Eagles need a brace of backers
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Houston Bowl, SEC won't renew deal
Houston Chronicle

August 3, 2005

Media Day Audio Interviews & CSTV Media Blitz Video

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-The Rundown
  ...possibility that the AutoZone Liberty Bowl may end its relationship with C-USA beginning in 2006...
-Tigers plan wide-open offense
-Not laughing at C-USA, laughing with C-USA
-Golden Eagles lose starters after trip to nightclub

C-USA, Liberty Bowl relationship tenuous
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Future with Liberty still in discussion
-El Paso on the money with Price

From the Biloxi Sun-Herald
-Bower sets tone at USM
-C-USA football ready for season with new lineup
-UTEP's Price puts Alabama in rear-view mirror
-O'Leary looking ahead, not back, at Central Fla.

New teams mean extra film work for UAB coaches
Birmingham News

Miners heralded
El Paso Times

Price, Miners learning in new league
The Decatur Daily

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice gets that SWC feeling
-Cougars overflow with options at the skill positions

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-C-USA ready with new lineup
-Herd unhappy with lack of respect

Ft Worth Bowl: New prospect backs out
Ft Worth Star Telegram

From the Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch
-Media day filled with introductions
-Snyder in constant touch with arriving Herd
-Marshall football players move into dorms the day before practice

Mustangs back in the right places

Eagles after another title
Mobile Register

Media Day A Showcase For Miners

Players In, Set For First Practice

Marshall Sets Early Practice ScheduleUpdated Photo Gallery Of Joan C. Edwards Stadium As Of August 2nd Inside!

August 2, 2005

Media Blitz | Submit Questions Here!
-C-USA Announces Preseason Football Coaches Poll

Previews From
- Tuesday- Live Media Day Webcast on CSTV
-C-USA media poll
-Southern Miss

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-Southern Miss picked to win initial East title
-Gianinni's extension includes pay raise

From the Biloxi Sun-Herald
-C-USA favors USM
-Standing out from the rest

From the Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch
-Former Herd stars sure of C-USA move
-Herd picked to finish fourth

Coaches pick UAB to finish second in East
Birmingham News

Eagles join Miners atop poll
El Paso Times

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tulsa contingent travels in style
-Miners, Golden Eagles picked to top C-USA this year
-Coaches notice Rice's Syptak
-UCF, O'Leary try to forget miserable '04

Best-of-rest C-USA is eager to prove itself
Houston Chronicle

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Marshall picked fourth in C-USA preseason poll
-C-USA keeping an eye on Hawaii

C-USA coaches poll ranks SMU last
Dallas Morning News

Southern Miss gets nod as East's best
Orlando Sentinel

Coaches expect Marshall to struggle in C-USA debut

C-USA FOOTBALL MEDIA DAY COVERAGE- Tulsa to Face Nation's Top ...

Worldwide star search
  ... Coaches in many sports look around the world for players who will put their teams over the top ...
Ft Worth Star Telegram

August 1, 2005

New teams, new start
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

'D' should be Ford tough this season
Biloxi Sun-Herald

From the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
-Fight may have triggered Southern Miss shakeup
-Bull Dozier

C-USA taps UTEP to win West
El Paso Times

Joining C-USA a saving grace for Rice
Houston Chronicle

The pace picks up
Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch

UCF, O'Leary try to forget ugliness of '04
Naples Daily News

O'Leary not afraid to list bowl as goal
Orlando Sentinel

Contributions to UCF Athletics top $3.5 Million During 2004-05 Year

TU's Carter Living His Dreams, Doing His Homework

Still getting his kicks
South Bend (IN) Tribune