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East Carolina


Conference USA

August 21-22, 2005

-Hinton: Henry's Highlights - 08.22
— Big resurgence not out of the question
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.22
— Mountain West angling for clearer path to BCS
-Cherubini: Reflecting on Morris Foreman - 08.21
— Soft-spoken hero did his talking with his deeds
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.21

-East Carolina's Chris Ault Headed to 105th U.S. Amateur
-ECU Football Preseason Camp Notebook #17

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU's new 'Hands' on defense
-Defense solid again during ECU scrimmage
-Foreman's legacy will live on
-Paint coming for unsightly trestle

A bit offensive
New Bern Sun Journal

Copper loses a friend
Washington Daily News

QBs shine at ECU
Raleigh News & Observer

ECU preview -- Holtz likes what he sees
Goldsboro News-Argus

NCAA Football Preview - East Carolina Pirates

Holtz Hopes Optimism, Enthusiasm Bring Success To Pirates

Holtz defends program, touts Spurrier
  Question: How do you think Skip is going to do at East Carolina?
Columbia (SC) The State

The gang's all here
  49-year-old Thompson said he is no longer “chasing” the head-coaching dream
South Bend Tribune

Class is in session
  Teaching an inexperienced secondary will be a priority for ND assistant coach Bill Lewis
South Bend Tribune

Witness four of the best high school football players in WNC
  Harper is mulling over scholarship offers from East Carolina and South Carolina
South Bend Tribune

ECU-WVU Ticket Sales Halted (

ND native now two-time DI head coach
Minot (ND) Daily News

August 20, 2005

-AP: Familiar favorite looks to rule new-look league - 08.20
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.20
— Groh signs $1.7 million, long-term pact with UVa
WNCT: Talk of the Town, guest Denny O'Brien - 08.20
WGHB: Extra Point - 08.20

-Former Pirate Morris Foreman Dies At The Age Of 32
-ECU Football Preseason Camp Notebook #16
-From The Desk Of Terry Holland

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates prep for scrimmage
-Dorm move-in begins
-Jags honor Foreman, get victory

Holtz hopes optimism, enthusiasm bring success to Pirates
Myrtle Beach Sun News

Pirates' Junior Smith expects big things from his backs
Washington Daily News

Bland aims high
New Bern Sun Journal

August 19, 2005

-Myatt: View from the 'ville - 08.19
— Growing up had common theme for top Bucs
-Myatt: Mo-Fo, hometown hero, dead at 32 - 08.19
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.19
— Mountain West tidying up postseason deals
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 08.19
WGHB: Live at Five - 08.19
WGHB: Miller Lite Sports Bar - 08.19

Former Pirate Foreman dies at 32
Greenville Daily Reflector

Former ECU Football Player Morris Foreman Dies After Heart Attack

At a glance- East Carolina Pirates
Charlotte Observer

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Builder- ECU a test for Holtz's skills
-East Carolina

-ECU Football Preseason Camp Notebook #15
-Pirates Cruise To -1 Win Over Longwood In Exhibition Play

August 18, 2005

-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat - 08.18
— TV prospects mired in quandaries
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.18
— Talk 1070 touts Pirates, Panthers, new shows
— Fort Worth Bowl embraces Mountain West, TCU
NYC schools reap windfall from NCAA-NIT deal
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 08.18
WGHB: Live at Five - 08.18
WGHB: From The Booth - 08.18

-ECU Football Preseason Camp Notebook #14
-2005 ECU Men's Soccer Preview

Wood ready to fight it out for the Pirates
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates' last line of defense is ready for action
Washington Daily News

Graham one of the real big guys
Jacksonville Daily News

Hudgins going to Elon
Rocky Mount Telegram

August 17, 2005

-Cherubini: Bonesville Magazine Sneak Peek #2 - 08.17
— Recruiting avenues still open in all directions
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.17
— Tulsa inks football coach to long-term pact
NCAA, NIT apparently come to terms in lawsuit
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 08.17
WGHB: Live at Five - 08.17
WGHB: Press Box - 08.17

-ECU Football Preseason Camp Notebook #13
-Men's Soccer Picked Tenth In C-USA Preseason Poll
-Former Pirate Cliff Godwin Named Assistant Baseball Coach At Notre Dame

ECU hunting for remedy at receiver
Greenville Daily Reflector

How will the new coaches fare?
Fox Sports

August 16, 2005

-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 250 - 08.16
— This time, Pinkney deserves some help
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.16
— Carnesecca takes stand in NCAA-NIT legal clash
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 08.16
WGHB: Live at Five - 08.16
WGHB: Sportsline - 08.16
WGHB: Pirate's Life for Me - 08.16

-ECU Football Preseason Camp Notebook #11-12
-2005 ECU Volleyball Season Preview
-Women's Soccer Tabbed For Seventh In Preseason Coaches Poll

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Mayo hoping to bring toughness to ECU backfield
-Pirates return to practice field

Koonce giving his all to make ECU a winner
Jacksonville Daily News

Blake Accepting of Supporting Role
Chicago Bear Report

Veteran QB Blake eager to lend a helping hand

Jeff Blake scouting report
Chicago Tribune

August 15, 2005

-Hinton: Henry's Highlights - 08.15
— In age of cynicism, redemption lives at ECU
Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.15
— Mascot decree has some schools on war path

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Skip Holtz in command with Pirates

From the Charlotte Observer
-Q&A With Terry Holland

Whimper has been through many changes
Kinston Free Press

From the Washington Daily News
-Copper snags two passes in preseason game
-Clay, Kass weigh in on scrimmages

Bears' insurance at QB- It's Blake
Chicago Daily Southtown

NFL Notebook- Bears sign Blake, former ECU star, as backup QB
Winston Salem Journal

ECU School of Nursing has new associate dean for undergraduates
Greenville Daily Reflector


August 21-22, 2005

Roland hoping for a change for the better
  The opener at East Carolina is a big game for us. As of now, it's the only game going for us.
Durham Herald-Sun

O'Brien has made an impression in his first year at Duke
Kinston Free Press

Bulldogs to face big-name opponents
  Gardner-Webb, the defending Atlantic Sun Conference regular season champion, will also play road games at East Carolina...
Shelby Star

From the Raleigh News & Observer
Season tickets not a hot sell
  Many schools not helped by expansion
-Six compete to carry Pack
-Amato- Wolfpack defense soft, sloppy
-Copeland's family says he's made grade for UNC
-Roof enjoys day at Duke

From the Winston Salem Journal
-ASU will take on Florida, Virginia Tech in the future
  ... That's what made sense with Virginia Tech. And we're also going to get in touch with East Carolina and see if that's a possibility.". ...
-It's Baker's Field- Redshirt senior to take over as Heels' starting quarterback
-Panthers' Branch to miss the season after tearing major knee ligaments

ACC Finally Full With 12 Teams for 2005
Fayetteville Observer

At a college football scrimmage, anything goes
Greensboro News-Record

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-USC lands 7-footer from Milwaukee
-USC is back to square one in its search for a kicker

August 20, 2005

Woody Durham predicts poor season for UNC
Rocky Mount Telegram

Odom to coach military teams based in Kuwait
Greenville (SC) News

From the Winston Salem Journal
-At a glance- North Carolina State Wolfpack
-Bruising Bookends- Appalachian State coaches excited about play of linemen Murrell, Hunter
-College Football Notebook

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Lawyer issues subpoenas to Spurrier, staff
-Davis misses second day of practice
-USC alumni association tips its cap to Tanner

August 19, 2005

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Duke Tries to Believe
-Four Heavyweights

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Young receivers again could be key to Duke's offense
-Defense rules Devils' scrimmage

Duke hoping for fast start helps turn the corner
Access North Georgia

August 18, 2005

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Tick... Tick- Roof says Duke needs a sense of urgency
-He's Healthy- Duke's Dargan refused to let injuries stop him
-Deacs' Tucker unmoved by move

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-The hit parade can wait
-Defensive line in mood to attack

August 17, 2005

True freshman poised to take over as Duke's kicker
Durham Herald Sun

August 16, 2005

Thoughts on the approaching football season
Durham Herald Sun

From the Winston Salem Journal
-A BIG SWITCH Senior Warrick moves to Duke's offensive line after ...
-Deacons will count on Scales as anchor

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pair won't play for Wolfpack
-Rainey done playing at UNC

From the Charlotte Observer
-Williams honing his craft at ASU
-Southern Conference Outlook
-Preps: Top Carolinas Quarterbacks in 2004

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-USC awaiting word on NCAA penalties
-Tigers have new source of pride

Moore transfers from Clemson
Greenville (SC) News

August 15, 2005

Lou Holtz in a position for questioning
Greenville (SC) News

Class of His Class- Thompson proved Grobe correct with good play as freshman in '04
Winston Salem Journal

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-USC fans wait for early look
-Tigers focus on sportsmanship

Clemson offense changing under Spence
Anderson Independent

NCCU football team full of newcomers
Durham Herald Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Baker aces his first test
-Wolfpack's silent stars still need to improve

Pack defense lacks experience
Charlotte Observer

Amato preaches intensity
New Bern Sun-Journal


August 21-22, 2005

Memphis gets all revved up about Heisman candidate
Hattiesburg American

NCAA Football Preview - UTEP Miners

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-UTEP success no fluke
-West- Tigers not sharp mentally

From the Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch
-Marshall filled with changes as classes start
-Morris situation clouds QB race
-Upstart UTEP welcome addition to C-USA

Skinner should start, but Morris in the mix
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-USM has its defensive ends covered
-Backup for Almond still up in the air for Eagles

-NCAA Football Preview - Southern Miss Golden Eagles
-NCAA Football Preview - Houston Cougars

-NCAA Football Preview - Tulsa Golden Hurricane
-NCAA Football Preview - UAB Blazers

'Forgotten Four' find new hope
  ... Houston, Rice and SMU have been reunited in the latest incarnation of Conference USA ...
Bryan College Station (TX) Eagle

Tulane ready to break in another QB in Ricard
Shreveport Times

Green Wave awaits leader to emerge
New Orleans Times Picayune

Sore arms hamper backup QB battle
Birmingham News

UCF defensive ends have fire, but depth a question
Orlando Sentinel

August 20, 2005

Despite long losing streak, O'Leary upbeat about UCF's progress
Vero Beach Press-Journal

From the El Paso Times
-Military names help eliminate confusion
-UTEP coaches pleased with quarterbacks

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-No-name Herd receiving corps ready to make a splash
-Marshall football notebook

UCF's Carrington released from hospital
Orlando Sentinel

Tigers facing 'healthy pressure'
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Houston Chronicle
-NCAA probe targets UH grade changes
-UH ex Evans says every grade earned

Sumrall to start for USM
Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Tulane receiver Smith sidelined
-Tulane poised for more success

TCU, Houston, Rice, SMU still recovering from SWC collapse

August 19, 2005

From the Dallas Morning News
-C-USA commissioner used to turnover
-Conference USA's bowl outlook a little soupy

C-USA Standouts Hackney, Kolb and Palmer Named to Davey O'Brien Watch List

Tulane Goes Through Single Spirited Practice Thursday

Marshall Football Practice Report - Saturday Practice is Open to the Public

UTEP wideouts catching praise
El Paso Times

August 18, 2005

-Conference USA Announces Updated 2005 Football Television Schedule
-Conference USA Duo Lands On Walter Camp Player of the Year Award Watch List

Brown says linemen's injuries not serious
Birmingham News

From Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Potential of freshman WR intrigues
-West sees good and bad in first scrimmage

Scelfo Pleased with Tulane's First Scrimmage

Fort Worth Bowl to feature Mountain West starting in 2006
Ft Worth Star Telegram

Expectations high at UCF
Florida Today

NCAA probe targets UH grade changes
Houston Chronicle

Newcomers making impact
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Bullock bullish on two blocks
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-Griffith moves up at defensive end
-Wide choice of wide receivers
-Smith bent on success

August 17, 2005

Blazers lose right side of O line
Birmingham News

Looking for a new pass connection
Birmingham Post Herald

Shake up among C-USA could be good for Blazers
Clanton (AL) Advisor

So. Miss hopes to continue dominance in C-USA

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-The rush is on to be ready to start
-Bower finds his offense offensive

Gamecocks soccer team picked fourth in C-USA
Columbia (SC) The State

Offensive line seeking continuity
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

With Davis in lineup, Tulsa enjoys big returns
USA Today

Tulane RBs Forte, Jackson form 1-2 punch
Baton Rouge Advocate

Herd Picks Captains, Gets Heat Relief On Tuesday

August 16, 2005

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Membership has its privileges
-Herd's newest Wynn-er
-No rest in this defense

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Conference USA will offer no breaks for Marshall
-Morris returns, joins QB derby

Special teams aspire to be boost to Tigers
Memphis Commercial Appeal

'Setbacks' haven't really been that for Memphis' Washington
CBS Sportsline

Transfer player impresses Blazers staff
Birmingham News

Eagles must fill gaps
Hattiesburg American

Freshman tackle Danel leaves Wave because 'heart wasn't in it'
New Orleans Times Picayune

Johnson moving up depth chart
Orlando Sentinel

SMU's Hopkins ineligible
Dallas Morning News

Hard feelings remain
  Green happy to be a coach again, but contract spat at USM still hurts
Biloxi Sun Herald

August 15, 2005

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-Courington pleases his coach with hard work
-Trevis Coley exhuberant over return to safety

Maturation process helps Tiger tight end
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Big Green ambitious in aspirations
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

A numbers geek’s look at Bradshaw, Herd schedule
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Blazers' receivers give Hackney lots of options
Birmingham News

Tulane Works Out In Full Pads for First Time

SMU rides on recruiting's dark horses
Dallas Morning News