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East Carolina


Conference USA

August 14, 2005

-Record-Crowd Meets 2005 Pirates
-ECU Football Preseason Camp Notebook #10

Nuggets: New sheriff brings law and order to Gatorville

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Fans meet, mingle with entire ECU team
-Holtz gets glimpse of progress

Holtz pleased with first scrimmage
Kinston Free Press

QBs shine at ECU
Raleigh News & Observer

Pirates hold first scrimmage; Henry signs with Raiders
Washington Daily News

49ers, Raiders notes- Lechler hurt after scramble and a flop
  ... Raiders signed free-agent running back Leonard Henry ...
Sacramento Bee

Cliff Godwin Named Assistant Baseball Coach

August 13, 2005

-Ron Cherubini: Bonesville Sneak Peek #1 - 08.13
A champion looks at his beloved alma mater
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.13
List: 2005 College Football Hall of Fame class
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 08.13
WGHB: Live at Five - 08.13
WGHB: Extra Point - 08.13

-ECU Football Preseason Camp Notebook #9
-2005 ECU Women's Soccer Preview

ECU's Hudgins opts to leave the program
Greenville Daily Reflector

Hudgins quits ECU football team; may end up at Elon College
Rocky Mount Telegram

Reserve QB leaves Pirates
Kinston Free Press

From the Washington Daily News
-Pirates ready for first scrimmage; freshman Terrell Hudgins leaves team
-Copper anxious to return to the field

For QB, a summer of learning
Raleigh News & Observer

Backups will take center stage as Raiders search for understudies
  ... Friday, the Raiders were considering signing halfback Leonard Henry, 27, a seventh-round pick by the Dolphins in 2002 from East Carolina ...
San Francisco Chronicle

August 12, 2005

-Myatt: View from the 'ville - 08.12
Good things happen when 'Shank' is in purple
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.12
South Bend at odds with Hall of Fame over $$$
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 08.12
WGHB: Live at Five - 08.12

ECU Football Preseason Camp Notebook #8

Drew vows to get back into Pirates' QB mix
New Bern Sun Journal

Pinkney continuing to work with ECU's top offense
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates' O-Line hopes to offer more protection this year
Washington Daily News

August 11, 2005

-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat - 08.11
Route to MLB begins off the beaten path
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.11
Dowdy-Ficklen among 'shrines' on pigskin 'tour'
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 08.11
WGHB: Live at Five - 08.11

ECU Football Preseason Camp Notebook #6-7

From the Washington Daily News
-Pirates' passing picture clears up -- a bit
-Pirates' Smith returns to show 'em how it's done

Pinkney continuing to work with ECU's top offense
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pinkney listed as starting quarterback
Kinston Free Press

James Pinkney No. 1 for ECU
Raleigh News & Observer

Pinkney back at No. 1 for Pirates after tumultuous year
Charlotte Observer

Welsh looking for next coaching stop
Roanoke Times

Holtz optimistic about rebuilding project at East Carolina
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (subscription required)

August 10, 2005

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.10
'Cock-n-Fire' offense may stay in holster awhile
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 08.10
WGHB: Live at Five - 08.10
WGHB: Press Box - 08.10

ECU Football Preseason Camp Notebook #5

Early progress of freshman quarterbacks impressing Holtz
Greenville Daily Reflector

From the Kinston Free Press
-Pirates spend first day in pads
-College questions abound

Pirates' Koonce hopes last season is a hurrah
Washington Daily News

Get to know: Dwayne Ledford

August 9, 2005

-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 249 - 08.09
Answers to ECU's problems lie within
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.09
Radio/TV station rolling out preseason special
Alleged felons pin leniency promise on Spurrier
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 08.09
WGHB: Live at Five - 08.09
WGHB: Sportsline - 08.09

-ECU Football Preseason Camp Notebook #4
-Kraft Named ECU Head Women's Track & Field Coach
-ECU Volleyball Picked To Finish 11th in Conference USA

Q&A with Skip Holtz
Charlotte Observer

Pirate football players don full pads beginning today
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates teeming with optimism as season gets closer
New Bern Sun-Journal

From the Washington Daily News
-ECU fans- Be cautiously optimistic
-Hands holds all the right tools

August 8, 2005

-Henry Hinton: Henry's Highlights - 08.08
Holtz applying his mark, sizing up his assets
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.08
Charlotte, UNC-Wilmington selected to BCA field
Former Pirates steer kids toward better FUTURE

Freshman Hewett attracts attention in ECU preseason
New Bern Sun-Journal

Holtz feeling good about defense
Kinston Free Press

From the Washington Daily News
-An insight into the Pirates' defensive plans
-Williams setting some big goals
-Pirates don shoulder pads

ECU Football Preseason Camp Notebook #3

Gridiron gals- ECU puts women through clinic to teach them ins and outs of football
Greenville Daily Reflector

QUICK FIX- Stokes had ECU's big needs filled
Winston Salem Journal

Hewett likely to get on-the-job training in Greenville
Wilmington Star News

Mascot Ban: The Self-Righteous (Sadly Misguided) NCAA


August 14, 2005

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-10 questions on ACC football
-Preps: Down year for N.C. senior class
-Davis keeps his cool

From the Winston Salem Journal
-A New Vision
  Deacs' Overstreet just happy to play again
-Remembering a Good Friend
  Panthers pay a fitting tribute to late Mills
-Edwards ready to carry the ball, UNC
  Transfer from LSU has starting job in his grasp, hopes to gain 1,000 yards

From the Charlotte Observer
-Panthers near flawless
-Gibbs makes return to Charlotte
-Ready for football? You bet
-Next step for Tar Heels' defense- Blitzing
-Preps: The Observer's N.C. Top 5 Recruits

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Offense exposes defense’s flaws
  QBs complete four TD passes against Tigers’ suspect secondary
-Trial by fire
  Mitchell working hard to add his name to list of Spurrier-tutored quarterbacks who have humbled SEC opponents
-USC men open fall season in the Far East

Preps: Dreaded defender
Fayetteville Observer

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-UNC notebook- Practice not what it used to be, Bunting says
-Baker faces tough task in opener -- Tenuta's blitz

August 13, 2005

One on One With Brian Greene
  ... Fifth year senior defensive back Brian Greene sat down with TDD to discuss the Blue Devils' 2005 season outlook, the Importance of the ECU game, and other topics  ...
The Devils Den (

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Roof looking for 'energy, enthusiasm' from O'Brien
-Duke lineman Benion out for season
-Coaching shifts could be key to UNC's D

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Replaced coach says he didn't quit at Louisburg
-Heels need youth to step up
-'05 shaping up to be big year for Morris
-UNC making trip to islands

Western Carolina adds 2 players from the SEC
Charlotte Observer

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-8 players treated for heat-related ailments
-Tigers sense change in attitude
-Get your fill of college football trading cards

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Man facing trial to play for A&T
-Devils' Benion will miss season because of injury
-Duke coach impressed with Schneider
-Bunting says he's pleased with Heels' first practice
-Misstep- Mascots rule is generating lots of ill will

From the Greenville (SC) News
-USC tailbacks take their first steps
-Watkins turns tragedy into inspiration

August 12, 2005

From the Greenville (SC) News
-USC awaits NCAA review of infractions
-USC's Spurrier hoping receivers catch a hint
-Tigers catching up quickly at receiver

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Plackemeier eyeing reduced workload
-West Forsyth linebacker commits to WFU

It's Baker's turn
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Charlotte Observer
-Touted fullback chooses Duke
-Beuerlein, Panthers back again

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Residue of Holtz-McGee era lingers
-Now hear this- Coaches unite for message

August 11, 2005

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Devils' Alexander has bulked up as he comes back from broken leg
-Duke player will honor late Harris
-Swanson, Barclay back with Deacons
-Tempers short at Panthers' camp

A year later, Duke's Moravchik draws inspiration from tragedy
Durham Herald-Sun

Baddour- We won’t play USC in Charlotte
Wilmington Star

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Clemson straps on the pads
-Tigers to be better, eventually, in '05
-Bowden shrugs off water break
-Spurrier denies making any promises
-Spurrier fine with lack of two-a-days

Another scholarship renewed
Columbia (SC) The State

Pack tired of flag football
Raleigh News & Observer

August 10, 2005

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Roof says Blue Devils need to focus attention on details
-Deacons' backs fighting it out
-ASU's offense will be more spread out this season

Rested and ready
Fayetteville Observer

Billy Lee leaves Dixon to coach St. Andrews
Jacksonville Daily News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Rival recruiting views
  UNC seeks in-state talent early, often; NCSU waits for big prospects.
-Season tickets not a hot sell
-UNC keeps recruiting recruits
-Louisburg has new football coach
-Spurrier says he's not big on promises
-State to sell signs from U.S. Open
-NHL: Stillman, family ready to take root with Carolina
-Adams staying put

Bobcats look to build franchise, cultivate fan support
Durham Herald-Sun

Spurrier- I don’t make promises
Columbia (SC) The State

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Spurrier's guy -- for now
-Phillips- Vickery needs an upgrade
-Wofford: Up and running

August 9, 2005

Summer school gives Devils a head start
Durham Herald Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Blue Devils begin drills under the lights
-USC players say immunity promised

Long trip, new home on tap for Bobcats
Charlotte Observer

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacons' practices to heat up this week
-Duke gets commitments from three Georgia stars

Gamecocks Rice recovering; backs progressing
Anderson Independent

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Furman to open at No. 2 in I-AA
-Tigers vow to make a run for it

From the Columbia (SC) The State
Ex-players claim Spurrier’s promise cause for dismissal
-Tigers get trimmer in the trenches
-USC linebacker’s trial delayed again

Lee hired to coach Knights
Fayetteville Observer

August 8, 2005

SWITCH- 49ers had to change approach
Winston Salem Journal

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Tragedy hits home for QB
  Freshman backup befriended Alabama teenager who is missing in Aruba
-Receivers bubbling with anticipation

From the Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal
-Whitehurst is more vocal
-Freshmen lead way at running back

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Gamecocks rusty in full practice with pads
-Gamecocks will be better on field in '05

From the Charlotte Observer
-Cock `n' Fire might lack a bit of fire
-Steve Spurrier Q&A


August 14, 2005

Impact of conference shakeups won't shake out for years
Macon (GA) Telegraph

Score one for the ‘O’
Charleston (WV) Gazette

UCF joins former MAC rival in C-USA
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tiger 'D' aware of '04 mistakes
-Calkins- New Tiger quarterback has plenty of determination

SMU craves an early win
Dallas Morning News

UAB's Hackney slimmed down for final season
Dateline Alabama

Turnover story both good, bad for Blazers
Birmingham News

Practice Intensity Increases For Tulane Saturday (

Tulane offense has found its Forté in rushing attack
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the El Paso Times
-Miners' offensive line improves rapidly
-Price happy with attitude

USM notebook
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Hattiesburg American

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF's Veenstra can't stomach not starting
-Johnson showing a lot of versatility

The Great Texas Football Rebellion from the San Antonio Express-News
-The Great Texas Football Rebellion
-Rice makes baseball pitch while UH still seeks athletic relevance
-TCU was out of clout, while SMU was just out of jail
-Southwest Conference timeline

August 13, 2005

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-Top Guy
-Georgian, out last year, to start at linebacker

Practice disappoints Bower
Hattiesburg American

Preseason Wraps Up Day Four, Bower Wants Better Effort

From the
-Injury Forces Tulsa's Shannon Carter to Give Up Football
-Tulsa Football Players Getting National Attention

Injury concerns shorten practice
Birmingham Post-Herald

Blazers Have Morning Practice Prior To First Scrimmage Of Season

Football Practice Report Day Eight

Morris not scrambling from past
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Answers coming for MU?
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Football- Practice Report #1

Tulane Practices Productive So Far

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tulane's Ricard a potential star
-Coaching continuity starts to pay off for U of M

Tigers Hold First Practice of 2005 Season

First day of camp gets Owls fired up about new offense
Houston Chronicle

O'Leary seeks end to UCF skid
Atlanta Constitution

Football Practice Report No. 7

Reid much stronger, ready to contribute
Orlando Sentinel

Battle shaping up at middle linebacker
Dallas Morning News

Fans buy up tickets for Miners-Aggies
El Paso Times

August 12, 2005

Briles Is Pleased With Cougars' Scrimmage

Football Practice Report Day Seven

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Where there’s Smoke, there’s high expectations
-Marshall football notebook
-Understudy auditions at MU

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd offense still looking for leader
-Depth charge

From the El Paso Times
-New Miners strong in debuts
-UTEP's safety net

Miners Work Through Soreness

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tulsa star among nation's best at TE
-Tiger line doesn't buy skepticism

Conversation with DeAngelo Williams
College Football News

Tigers Report to Camp

Football Practice Report Day Three

Senior Mead fired up by 2nd chance
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Defense continues to excel for Eagles
Hattiesburg American

Football Enjoys Solid Second Day Of Preseason Practice

Football Wraps Up First Two-Practice Day

-Football Practice Report No. 6
-UCF Improves to 2-0 in Europe

Marynowitz steps up as backup QB
Orlando Sentinel

RBs start strong in scrimmage
Dallas Morning News

What a rush
Ft Worth Star Telegram

August 11, 2005

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Rice makes grade where it counts
-Tiger-MTSU series back
-Tigers, Vols need a date

Wave looking to fill key spots on line
New Orleans Times Picayune

-UCF Men's Basketball Records Second Win in Europe
-Miners Rout Telde 105-53 in Canary Islands Opener

Football Practice Report Day Six

Football Practice Report Day Two

Suspension, expectations motivate Eubanks
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

From the Hattiesburg American
-Bower pleased to see Eagles working in sun
-Raines knows intense glare likely to stay

Journey takes Patton to Herd
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Spann facing critical choice
Huntington Herald Dispatch

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Herd offensive line rounding back into shape
-Marshall football notebook

Green Wave Hit the Practice Field For First Time

First Full Pads Practice In Books For UAB

First-teamers get good first review
Birmingham News

Blazer offense improving
Birmingham Post-Herald

Football Practice Report No. 5

Newcomers earn O'Leary's praise
Orlando Sentinel

U of M Football Signs Deal With Middle Tennessee

Tulsa Practices in Full Pads for First Time

SMU: Kieschnick's injury shakes up offensive line
Dallas Morning News

Defense Controls Scrimmage

Rumblin', bumblin', fumblin'
El Paso Times

Nealy ready to go out in style
Houston Chronicle

August 10, 2005

-Carney, Washington Jr. Named To Wooden Award All-America Team Preseason List
-Golden Knights Open European Tour with Victory
-Miners to Face Telde Club Team on Wednesday

Football Practice Report Day Five

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Rodamer filling in for injured Keyes at strong safety
-Marshall football notebook

From the Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch
-Melee for the middle
-Keyes’ injury not that serious

Bower Pleased With First Full Team Practice

Bower sold on transfer's fresh start
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Get accustomed to the heat Wave
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Blazers Gear Up For 2005 Season With Another Morning Practice

Blazer LB is no average Joe
Birmingham Post-Herald

UCF Football Practice Report No. 4

Venson works way back after surgery
Orlando Sentinel

Skies Stay Dry Enough For Cougar Practice

Briles expecting big things from Cougars
Houston Chronicle

UTEP Eases Through First Two-A-Day

Miner D-line a definite strength
El Paso Times

-Tulsa Men's Soccer Ranked No. 15 in Preseason Poll
-Tulsa's Davis Earns Preseason All-America Honors

Gamecock Men's Soccer Set to Play in Conference USA in 2005

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Scelfo's stay at TU worthy of praise
-Expectations have Wave players focused

August 9, 2005

Give C-USA Liberty, or give it . . . Houston
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Official of SEC says Liberty an option
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Football Practice Report Day Two

From the Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch
-Keyes injures foot in
-QB battle taking shape in Herd camp

Herd "Hoots-N-Holler" For First Pad Practice

Marshall adds beef to defensive line
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Finally, rain doesn't hamper practice
Orlando Sentinel

Knights now globe-trotters
Florida Sun-Sentinel

'Their heads are swimming'
Hattiesburg American

Veterans Report, Full Squad Practices Begin Tuesday

Football Takes the Field for Monday Morning Practice

Cornerback's injury keeps friendship alive for Hackney
Birmingham Post-Herald

Football Practice Report No. 3

Miners Get First Taste Of Full Contact

From the El Paso Times
-Miners look for special revelation
-UTEP receiver puts hands to get use on special teams

Tulane Football Welcomes 24 Freshmen as Preseason Camp Opens

Practice In Full Pads Continues For Cougars

Harrell leaves UH
Houston Chronicle

Newcomer Rice Picked To Win C-USA Volleyball Championship

August 8, 2005

New jerseys make players no-names
Orlando Sentinel

Carrington, Knights thinking bowl game
Daytona Beach News-Journal

Ex-running back Falco fits new plan by Rice
Houston Chronicle

Marshall marketing Bradshaw
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail
-This Herd scrimmage to be quite different
-Punting competition likely to heat up

Next deep threat?
Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch

Football Practice Report Day Two

From the El Paso Times
-Miner storm
-Aggies set to begin first official workouts
-UTEP Miner check-in day

Navy vet to test waters as walk-on
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

From the Hattiesburg American
-New Eagles hit campus
-New Eagles may see action early in season

Tulsa Conducts Second Day of Preseason Drills