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East Carolina


Conference USA

August 28, 2005

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.28
Wooden pulls out of Wooden Award ceremony

-Men's Soccer Tops Richmond In Final Exhibition Match, 2-1
-Pirate Volleyball Loses Opener to the Tribe, 3-2
-Skip Holtz Shows Scheduled To Air This Week

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Pirates hope for speedy recovery
-ECU football preview glance

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Formations of a different kind
-Drab stretches along Charles Boulevard to get help

From the Kinston Free Press
-Bunn returns to Grainger Stadium
-Potomac southpaw shuts down Indians
... The third game of the four-game series is today at 5 pm Former East Carolina star Greg Bunn (2-6, 6.59 ERA) takes the mound for Potomac against Adam Miller (2-3 ...

Hope surges as academy snags 2 hoops heavies
Blair has been a top college prospect, and he is expected to choose among East Carolina, Colorado State and St. Bonaventure.
Charlotte Observer

Future Opponent: Predictor Boy sees ups and downs for WVU
Charleston (WV) Gazette

August 27, 2005

-AP: Change the only constant for Blue Devils QB - 08.27
-AP: SWC refugees embrace exile in C-USA, MWC - 08.27
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.27
NCAA issues 'heads up' on new spearing rule
Huggins ouster speeds up Cincy AD's departure
WNCT: Talk of the Town - New 2-hour Edition - 08.27

-Top Units Shine In Last ECU Preseason Scrimmage
-ECU Women's Soccer Drops First Match Of The Season
-Pirate Volleyball Opens Season Saturday Night In Minges

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates gain critical information during final scrimmage
-ECU drops opener in women's soccer

Holtz, Pirates looking forward to new season

Gridiron gluttony on tube- Too much of a good thing
Indianapolis Star

Linkmeister Note (from
Cathy Andruzzi, executive director of the local organizing committee that hosted the Women's Final Four in 2000, has been named an assistant to Seton Hall coach Phyllis Mangina. Andruzzi, who coached East Carolina in the early 1980s, previously assisted Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer during the 2003-04 season.

Ranking the Division IA QBs- 1 through 119
San Jose Mercury News

August 26, 2005

-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 251 - 08.26
'Circle of Excellence' an excellent idea
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.26
ECU's Moore sole Carolinas player on Butkus list
New BCS voters panel already in for shakeup
WNCT: Talk of the Town - New 2-hour Edition - 08.26
WNCT: Pirate Talk with Denny O'Brien - 08.26

-Lady Pirate Soccer Opens 2005 Season Against Loyola College
-ECU's Moore Named To Preseason Butkus Award Watch List
-ECU Baseball To Hold Walk-On Tryouts Sept. 22-24

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates start to gear up for Devils with today's scrimmage
-ECU's Flournoy to spend season on scout team

Hard-working Dougherty Pirates' special weapon
New Bern Sun Journal

August 25, 2005

-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat - 08.25
Flournoy, Mayo veer off on lengthy detours
-Cherubini: Season ticket sales on the move - 08.25
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.25
Mayo's destination has well-worn path to ECU
NCAA adds extra year to Gamecocks' probation
WNCT: Talk of the Town - New 2-hour Edition - 08.25
WNCT: Chalkboard Chat - Logan, Steele & Hinton - 08.25

-ECU's Ault Finishes 105th U.S. Amateur With Even Par Round
-ECUPirates Total Access Now Available For Purchase

Duke's practice sessions will focus on East Carolina
Winston Salem Journal

Go figure -- Skip Holtz upbeat
Durham Herald-Sun

Greater Charlotte Pirate Club Kickoff Party & Golf Tourney
  Come on out and join fellow Pirates for the annual kickoff party at Jocks & Jills. Thursday 8/25 6pm until whenever. Giveaways including a Skip Holtz autographed ball and a $50 gift certificate to Pirate Stuff among others.

August 24, 2005

-Myatt: View from the 'ville - 08.24
Pirates embracing Skip's formula
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.24
Transgression nets suspension for ECU's Flournoy
Cincinnati will enter Big East without Huggins
VPI poised to pony up to keep Beamer, staff
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 08.24
WNCT: Tuesday Tailgate - 08.24
WGHB: Live at Five - 08.24
WGHB: Press Box - 08.24

-ECU Football Preseason Camp Notebook #19/FINAL
-Men's Soccer Falls To UNC Pembroke In Exhibition Play

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-East Carolina strikes hoops deal with Wake Forest
-Parker makes move to safety
-Holtz suspends safety

Pirates Jamar Flournoy suspended; violated unnamed team rule
Washington Daily News

Pirates suspend defensive back
Raleigh News & Observer

Preps/Golf: Harrison to attend ECU
Wilson Daily Times

New Product Prevents Football Injuries

August 23, 2005

-Bailey: From The Anchor Desk - 08.23
Back to the business of football
-Myatt: WNCT shakes up lineup as signal boost nears - 08.23
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 08.23
West Virginia announces halt to ECU ticket sales
Polling company unveils official BCS voters list
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 08.23
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show - 08.23
WGHB: Live at Five - Guest Dr. Steve Ballard - 08.23
WGHB: Chalk Talk - 08.23
WGHB: Sportsline - 08.23

-ECU's Chris Ault Concludes First Round At 105th U.S. Amateur
-Men's Soccer Falls To UNC Pembroke In Exhibition Play
-ECU Football Preseason Camp Notebook #19

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Tight trio giving Pirates plenty of depth at end
-Ault represents ECU at U.S. Amateur golf tourney
-Growth will challenge ECU, Ballard says
-Downtown causing crime concerns

Mark Minicozzi- Former county stars get a taste of playing professional baseball
Chester (PA) Daily Local Online


August 28, 2005

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-NCCU stomps Edward Waters in opener
-J.R. Smith puts on show at UNC
-Hockey team's top goal- Winning back the public

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Tuning In- Holtz still in the game
-FSU blows out the Panthers
-Offensive consistency key for N.C. State

From the Greenville (SC) News
-USC assistant coach gives backs a roadmap to success
-Spurrier knows success
-Clemson- Tigers try new looks

Can Spurrier resurrect Gamecocks?
Charlotte Observer

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-USC's future riding on Spurrier's system
-Too many variables cloud crystal ball

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Russell commits to play at Wake Forest
-Catawba tops WSSU with fourth-quarter rally

From the Raleigh News &  Observer
-Eagles rush by Bears
-Receiving a hand in recovery
-A new ACC is born
-J.R. a Tar Heel for a day -- and for life

August 27, 2005

Johnson drops anchor with Mids
  Navy's Johnson was offered a head coaching position in his home state at East Carolina, but turned it down.
Washington (DC) Times

From the Greenville (SC) News
-USC 'budgetary' move axes Fulton
-USC lists 10 NCAA secondary violations

Purnell moving to new office — and it’s not in Cincinnati
Columbia (SC) The State

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Catawba, WSSU to kick off in opener
-Randolph is listed as both WR, QB
-What a Drag: Tar Heel also race driver

Sports celebrities turn out again for Jimmy V Classic
Durham Herald-Sun

Iverson an 'honorary' UNC alum
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Charlotte Observer
-Carolina in a squeaker
-Winthrop suspends entire team

August 26, 2005

$40 million floated for Hokies-Vols game
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Columbia (SC) The State
ESPN won’t allow Holtz to vote in poll
-ESPN throwing party for Spurrier’s return

From the Greenville (SC) News
-NCAA sanctions often follow a pattern
-Holtz defends program

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Injuries could hamper Deacs
-Bunting remains mum on status of Sexton

Clemson frosh Davis- 'I wasn't homesick'
Anderson Independent

Players acted alone
  Tagliabue: Panthers officials apparently had no knowledge of steroids
Charlotte Observer

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Replay changes everything but the past
-Hitting the rewind button on UNC-NCSU last season
-Hurricanes name Brind'Amour captain
-Notebook- Roy pays a visit to football practice
-Amato beaming with pride for stadium, program

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Lap of luxury
-It's Blackman and 'five No. 2s'

August 25, 2005

A day in the life of a ... college football team
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Time To Pay- ACC expansion means ludicrous schedule
-Young Deacs handle veterans
-UNC reserve quarterback undergoes surgery
-Running Back Attack

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-South Carolina's Holtz busy in "retirement"
-Holtz takes blame for one major infraction
-NCAA adds 1 year to USC’s probation

From the Greenville (SC) News
-USC probation extended
-Experience at Wofford a benefit for Panthers

Report- Cincinnati interested in Tigers' Purnell
Anderson Independent

Tar Heels must go deeper for backup quarterback
Durham Herald-Sun

Replay: Getting the call right
Fayetteville Observer

ODU hires a consultant to determine support for football
The Virginian Pilot

Va. Tech coaches hit the lottery
Hampton Roads Daily Press

August 24, 2005

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Blue Devils turn attention to season opener
-ACC announces men's basketball schedules
-Strong NCCU team to open season Saturday

Roof, Blue Devils on slow road to success
Wilmington Star News

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Laying It on the Line
  WFU's hopes for a better season rest on its offensive line
-ACC's instant-replay system gets a trial run at Duke
-College Notebook

From the Greensboro News-Record
-N.C. State's defense- Top-ranked or just plain rank
-Aggie-Eagle Classic could stay in Raleigh

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Buckner taking his vote seriously
-USC quarterbacks combined 18-of-51

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Trusting AD sends USC on new path
-Bowden pleased by Tigers' depth
-Freeman anchors Furman defense

Offense clicking for Tigers
Anderson Independent

August 23, 2005

AROUND THE ACC- Baker a player you can't miss
Rocky Mount Telegram

Tight end could be strength of Blue Devils' offense
Kinston Free Press

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacons fullbacks are back in picture
-Wake Forest Football Notebook
-Copeland, former star at Reynolds, may be eligible as freshman

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-New poll for BCS full of N.C. connections
-Pack's Stone watches, learns, stays ready

Freshman Davis returns to team
Anderson Independent

From the Hampton Roads (VA) Daily Press
-Beamer offered extension
-Tribe debate sizzles on campus

Suite days drawing near at Tech’s Lane Stadium
The Virginian Pilot

BCS' new poll voters flawed
Charlotte Observer

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-State schools want a shot
-Thanksgiving weekend game is a real turkey


August 28, 2005

The perfect deal?
As far as television contracts for mid-major conferences go, Conference USA might have the best of both worlds.
Jackson Hole Star-Tribune

Suspended Eagle Eubanks will cheer teammates from sideline
Hattiesburg American

From the Biloxi Sun-Herald
-New-look league adds title game
-Conference switch gives Tulsa challenge, opportunity
-Moss Point native anchors USM D-line

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
USA travel means bigger budget for Herd

From the Mobile Register
-UAB pins hopes on Hackney
-Eagles aim to return to top under Almond

Sizing up Conference USA East, West
Birmingham News

Tulsa Announces 2005-06 Men's Basketball Schedule

Help from the enemies
Coach believes Conference USA affiliation will help USC secure berths in NCAA Tournament
Columbia (SC) The State

Rice QB Clement shows verve, not nerves
Houston Chronicle

August 27, 2005

From the
-Conference USA Opens 2005-06 Athletic Season Today
-Conference USA Men's Soccer Preseason Release

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Herd depth chart still lacking QB starter
     -Marshall depth chart
-Conference USA notebook

Perine aims to solve consistency problem
Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch

UCF: No pain, no gain
Orlando Sentinel

Kicking game is strong
Biloxi Sun Herald

Buzz picks up, so do ticket sales for Southern Miss game
Hattiesburg American

Smith relishing new position with Herd
Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger

Wave ready to groom another quarterback
Alexandria (LA) Town Talk

Punting is solid with Green Wave
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Pugh's return bolsters Blazers
Birmingham Post-Herald

UAB QB a weight-watcher
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Watch lists give UH the eye
Houston Chronicle

Cornerback makes quick impression
El Paso Times

TIM BRANDO- Thanks for the ammo, BCS
Shreveport (LA) Times

August 26, 2005

From the
-Five C-USA Linebackers Named To Butkus Award Watch List
-C-USA Promotes Woolard to Assistant Commissioner

From the Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch
-Herd mixes old with new in hoops schedule
-Herd begins season with high expectations
-Herd wraps up preseason camp; preps for opening night

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-MU basketball- Memphis coming to town
-Coaches raving about Herd's effort

Southern Miss predicted to win conference championship
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the
-Football Continues Practice For 2005 Season Opener
-Southern Miss Announces 2005-06 Men's Basketball Schedule

Brandon bulldozer ready for prime time
Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger

From the Hattiesburg American
-Hot sun, hard work
-Eagles lack much game experience at linebacker

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-USM's Bower puts team discipline first
-Williams set to purchase insurance
-Bartow a fox in the BCS chicken coop

Four running backs manage to share the ball effectively
Houston Chronicle

From the Birmingham News
-Blazers unfazed by preseason poll slight
-Blazers open season on national TV

Blazers' Hackney is state's best quarterback
Birmingham Post Herald

Miner fans anxious for fun to start
El Paso Times

Coaches walk win-or-else tightrope
USA Today

Veenstra a key cog in UCF's offense
Orlando Sentinel

USF, UCF Finally Cross Paths
Lakeland (FL) Ledger

SMU: Backup running backs need to improve
Dallas Morning News

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-Tulane football- defensive backs
-Matson to announce Wave football

August 25, 2005

UAB's Hackney Named As Candidate For 2005 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

Football Bears Down On Tennessee Gameplan

Cougars Polishing Up With Active Scrimmage

Miners expect season full of accomplishments
El Paso Times

Bower Not Pleased With Final Preseason Workout

USM struggles through final summer scrimmage
Biloxi Sun Herald

Southern Miss kicking game in solid shape
Hattiesburg American

It's (almost always) good!
Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Byrne named Tigers' starting QB
-Herd follows new leader

Football Enjoys Another Solid Practice

Football Begins Game Preparations for South Carolina

TCU, Houston, Rice, SMU still recovering from SWC's fall

Soccer: South Carolina expects boost from new league
Access North Georgia

Justice- Getting rid of Huggins smart move
Houston Chronicle

August 24, 2005

From the
-2005 UAB Men's Soccer Outlook
-2005 Tulsa Men's Soccer Outlook

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-Tulane WR Smith is out for season
-Tulane football- Offensive line

Waiting game finally over for senior Chico Cleveland
Birmingham Post-Herald

Wainwright rebounds into free safety rotation
Birmingham News

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Smallish MU tackles hope their reputations grow
-Least expendable for the Herd? Let's play along

USM puts faith in its neophytes
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Final scrimmage shows lots of polish
-Moffett has one goal for UCF's season -- to win
-Membership has its privileges for mascot

From the Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch
-Hoops: Saying all the right things
-Morris gets suspended sentence, probation
-Defensive line puts a stop to concerns
-Baylor highlights Herd women’s schedule

August 23, 2005

Scouting the Conference-USA (

Herd’s Morris accepts reduced charge
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Herd men's basketball practice begins today
Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch

Big-play scrimmage encourages Tigers, West
Memphis Commercial Appeal

USM looks to Coley to guide defense
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-Johnson eager to put trying '04 behind him
-USM's Webb cracks lineup

Rice preparing to heat up C-USA
Houston Chronicle

'Sluggish' Tulane bothers Scelfo
New Orleans Times Picayune

Wave Battles Heat In Two-and-a-Half-Hour Practice (

Brown- Second team needs to come on
Birmingham News