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East Carolina


Conference USA

September 11, 2005
Remembrance Day

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 09.11
SMU springs milestone upset of No. 22 TCU
Scoreboard: C-USA teams & ECU opponents

Pirates Split Matches Saturday at BGSU Invitational

Close-knit duo anchoring Pirates' defensive line
Greenville Daily Reflector

September 10, 2005

-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat - 09.10
Secondary operating under new standards
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 09.10
Green Beret parachutist hurt in pre-game jump
NCAA rebuffs appeal on Tulsa player's eligibility
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 2 Hours - 09.10

From the
-Women's Soccer Falls to No. 14 Texas A&M, 3-0
-ECU Falls To No. 12 Ohio State, 3-0
-2005 ECU Football Ticket Mini-Plan

Williams returning into top form for Pirates
Greenville Daily Reflector

McFarland- Cats' opponent loaded with transfers
Billings Gazette

September 9, 2005

-O'Brien: College Notebook No. 13 - 09.09
Win or lose, Tulane already a champion
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 09.09
Tulane-Miss. State game shifted to Shreveport
Ex-Marshall coach latest to pull out of BCS poll
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 2 Hours - 09.09
WNCT: Pirate Talk with Denny O'Brien - 09.09

From the
-Former Baseball Standout Named Sports Person-Of-The-Year
-Lady Pirate Soccer Heads To Big 12 Country This Weekend
-Softball Team Donates Award Winnings To Hurricane Relief Efforts

Bucs stranded in '99
Raleigh News & Observer

Duke football press conference quotes
  Roof and the players talked about last week's East Carolina game and the upcoming Virginia Tech game
Chatham Journal Weekly

September 8, 2005

-Myatt: View From The 'ville - 09.08
Uprooted USM reliving drama of '99 Pirates - 09.08
-Letter to the Editor: Earnest Willis, Vanceboro, NC - 09.08
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 09.08
CSTV, DISH satellite service finally strike deal
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 2 Hours - 09.08
WNCT: Chalkboard Chat with Logan & Steele - 09.08

From the
-ECU Men's Soccer Falls To Elon, 3-0
-ECU Freshman Picks Up Two Wins in Team Play For Europe

More true freshmen to see the field for East Carolina
Greenville Daily Reflector

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-One fast step from dream
  Former East Carolina speedster makes Rams practice squad
-ECU will use open week to get healthy

From the Washington Daily News
-Pirates enjoying open date, extra time to prepare for Wake Forest
-Former Pirate Leach back for second year with Green Bay

Boomin' Bolt
  ... Bolt was an All-American offensive lineman at East Carolina under Pat Dye...
Birmingham News

September 7, 2005

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 09.07
Pirates capture two of league's three awards
Tulane teams to carry on at five host schools
Two players booked, jailed on murder charges
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 2 Hours - 09.07
WNCT: Tuesday Tailgate - 09.07

From the
-Pinkney, McQueen Earn Weekly Conference USA Honors
-ECU Freshman To Particpate In Junior Solheim Cup

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates' safety net
-McQueen, Pinkney honored

Put the Duke win in perspective
Kinston Free Press

ECU's Holtz at sports club
Raleigh News & Observer

V. Leach: Packers add muscle, drop Luchey, Steele
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Leach in; Luchey, Steele out
Packer Report

PACKERS NOTES- Leach thrust into the mix
Wisconsin State Journal

Preps: Gone camping
Jacksonville Daily News

September 6, 2005

-Bailey: From The Anchor Desk - 09.06
After long absence, clutch play is back
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 09.06
Conference USA Schedule and Scoreboard
N.C. Central wins thriller in Aggie-Eagle Classic
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show (guest Junior Smith) - 09.06

Bell enjoys solid debut with ECU
New Bern Sun Journal

Holtz the right man for the job at ECU
Goldsboro News-Argus

Duke v ECU- The Good, Bad, and Ugly (

Auburn and Okla. early losses may hurt late in year
  Zach Baker knows where to be
USA Today

Gas prices stifle students
Greenville Daily Reflector

September 5, 2005
Labor Day

-Woody Peele: Woody's Ramblings - 09.05
View from the stands getting less neutral
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 09.05
College football headliners: stars & storylines
Scoreboard: C-USA teams & ECU opponents

From the
-Men's Soccer Falls To Winthrop, 2-0
-Melissa Penney Leads Pirates To First Win Of 2005 Season

Greenville placid during, after ECU football opener
Greenville Daily Reflector

Holtz is 8th ECU coach to win debut
New Bern Sun Journal

From The Washington Daily News
-Allison's big day ranks among the best
-It's got to be about the money

The Duke Chronicle

Leach signs with Packers’ practice squad

Future Opponent: It’s WVU, turnovers and all
  Despite some self-destruction, Mountaineers squeeze Orange
Charleston (WV) Gazette

September 11, 2005

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Nebraska shucks WFU
-DISASTER- One mistake after another for struggling Deacs
-Kansas is forced to work for win over Appalachian
-South Carolina State thumps WSSU 52-12

Nebraska whips Wake Forest
Greensboro News-Record

From Durham Herald-Sun
-Hokies don't give Devils a chance
  Following their season-opening loss at East Carolina, the Duke Blue Devils wondered what would have happened if only they had taken advantage of their chances.
-Debacle leaves Devils searching for answers

VT/Duke: Road trip feels almost like home
Roanoke Times

From the Greenville (SC) News
-UMD/Clemson: Tigers awaken in fourth, down Terrapins
-UGA/South Carolina: Spurrier, Gamecocks fall short in upset bid
-WCU/Furman: Catamounts stun No. 2-ranked Paladins

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Hokies show they're in a different league
-Pack an example of 'awkward' scheduling
  Some N.C. State fans bought non-refundable plane tickets to be in Philadelphia on Saturday to see the Wolfpack play Temple.
-Loss stings Tar Heels
-UNC running game remains unsettled

WVU/Wofford: Nowhere to run
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Dogs have their day
  Critical mistakes cost thwart USC’s upset bid as Georgia and its fans relish beating old nemesis Steve Spurrier
-Boys to men- Coastal tops defending champ

September 10, 2005

Wake Forest to see familiar face today
Greensboro News-Record

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Moore will see different Kansas playing his Apps
-The Time Is Right
  Wake Forest needs a breakthrough win, but it'll be tough today
-Hokies are big trouble for Devils

From Durham Herald-Sun
-Despite seeming mismatch, Hokies say they won't take Duke lightly
-NC State: Tough time with top 10

College football predictions
Fayetteville Observer

Bowden, Friedgen search for magic
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Paladins face 1st SoCon test
-USC-Georgia often a bellwether game

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Virginia Tech at Duke
-Wake Forest at Nebraska
-It's time for UNC to start depending on its defense
-Tar Heel scheming
-Quick hits on other big games

From the Charlotte Observer
-Sanction to cost 49ers scholarship
  The NCAA took away a scholarship from the Charlotte men's basketball program
-Bristow's faith rises above ruins
  When folks from New Orleans talk about their town, they invariably use the past tense. Many catch themselves and hastily return to the present. They don't want to sound as if their city is gone.

September 9, 2005

From Durham Herald-Sun
-UNC, South Carolina to start series in 2007
-Hokies a tough test for Devils

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacons' Andrews gets rave reviews
Deacons to play Huskers without Easley, Abbate

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Devils hope to draw a crowd
-Top 10 home-openers for Duke
-Transfer of ball from center no snap, Heels say
-UNC's Non-ACC Games
-Huskers beef up Deacs' schedule

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Gamecocks reach deal with Heels
-Katrina weighs on players, coaches with ties to Gulf
-Spurrier syndrome

Spurrier ready to put successful past on the line
Anderson Independent

White, Graepel commit to Tar Heels
Greenville Daily Reflector

Nothing special- After rough 2004, efficient -- almost boring -- performance in win calming for Tigers' QB Whitehurst
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

September 8, 2005

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacs' defense is lacking for sacks
-Wake Forest Notebook
-Tar Heels' Baker glad his time to start has arrived
-ASU's Dingle is itching to play against Kansas

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Duke's Schneider looking to play smarter
-UNC's backfield situation muddled
-Game between NCCU, Lenoir-Rhyne key for conferences

Tigers doing it on the ground
Anderson Independent

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Catamounts' Briggs brings example of courage to field
-Furman to face Knight, Texas Tech

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Williams mulling options
-Heels mum on starter

A long way from Wake
Charlotte Observer

Little experience as big underdog
  USC coach Steve Spurrier said this week he couldn’t remember the last time one of his teams was a 17-point underdog
Columbia (SC) The State

September 7, 2005

Demon Deacons look ahead to tough trip
Kinston Free Press

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Zac's Quest- Quarterback Taylor has traveled long road from Wake Forest to Nebraska
-Southern Conference Notebook
-Coaches to raise money to aid storm victims

Gamecock defense keeping Bulldog coaches on edge
Columbus (GA) Ledger-Enquirer

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Dascenzo- Enough penalties already
  Important notes taken while working three football games in three days: Saturday, at Greenville...
-Hokies next test for Devils
-Bunting settles some positions
-Aggie-Eagle Classic could be at crossroads

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-Va. Tech player diagnosed with cancer
-VT luxury suites put on hold
-Emphasis on ground game pays off for Tribe

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Pack's rekindled interest draws commitment
-Heels trying to find selves

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-ACC football lacking an elite team, it seems
-Pack gains commitment
-Heels still unsettled at QB
-QB chooses Heels

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Odds are, Holtz’s USC-Georgia prediction is correct
-A 1-2 PUNCH
  The nation’s top-rated passers, USC’s Blake Mitchell and Georgia’s D.J. Shockley — they’re as surprised as you — square off Saturday

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Upon further review . . .
-Conference test gives Furman new challenge

September 6, 2005

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacons still await word on defenders
  WFU starters Abbate, Easley questionable for game at Nebraska
-Somber Blue Devils vow to regroup after opening loss
  Practice canceled after death of player's father

From the Durham Herald Sun
-This time, Eagles survive final kick
-Pack's mistakes costly in defeat

From the Charlotte Observer
-Big Four could start 0-4
-Panthers restructure Davis' contract

Beamer smiles at cash offer
Roanoke Times

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Amato finds some positives
-Eagles make last strike
-N.C. A&T mulls worth of Classic

Pack's rekindled interest draws commitment
Fayetteville Observer

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Turman leaves trouble behind
-Mitchell leads the nation in accuracy
-WCU's defense to test Furman

September 5, 2005

Vick, Hokies stop N.C. State
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Vick helps Hokies top Pack, get revenge
-Hokies-Pack lives up to its billing

Too hard, too soon For Pack
Fayetteville Observer

N.C. State finds familiar problems surface in defeat
Greensboro News-Record

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-More flag football
-Wolfpack's amateur errors ruin promising effort
-'Silly penalties ... cost us big'
-Waiting a labor for NCCU

Dean lives a kicker's dream
Anderson Independent

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Bowden likes early progress
-Now we're talking; it's football season at last

Tigers find ‘comfort zone’ if not end zone
Columbia (SC) The State

Business Trip- Mountaineers say hard work led to a road win
Winston Salem Journal


September 11, 2005

Saturday Football Roundup

21-10! Mustangs Defeat TCU

From the Dallas Morning News
-SMU stuns No. 22 TCU, 21-10
-SMU-TCU notebook

Kansas State Survives Scare from Marshall, 21-19

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Chances escape Herd
-Herd makes right adjustments
-Former Herd standout says Snyder has unenviable task
-MU loses thriller, sets crowd record
-Late miscues will make Herd stronger
-Early kickoff didn't stop tailgaters

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
‘Bonehead play’ leads to dagger in MU hearts
-Red-zone blues

Football Falls In Season Opener To Alabama, 30-21

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Eagles-Tide series over for foreseeable future
-Eagles fizzle out
-USM won't miss these trips to Bama

Tulsa Puts Up a Battle Against 18th-Ranked Oklahoma

Peterson does the damage against Tulsa
Ft Worth Star Telegram

UAB Defeats Troy, 27-7

Hackney-led UAB dominates Troy
Mobile Register

From the Birmingham News
-D is for dominant
-Blazers hot in Year 10, but is idea a winner?
-Blazer notebook

Rice Unable To Overcome UCLA's Early Lead, Lose 63-21

Cougars Earn First Win Of '05 Season

From the Houston Chronicle
-Gilbert, Cougars grind out win over Sam Houston
-UCLA humbles Rice 63-21

A dream delayed
  Five years ago, stardom was at Derron Johnson's fingertips, the same ones that were adept at knocking down deep sideline passes.
Memphis Commercial Appeal

September 10, 2005

Conference USA Preview
Birmingham News

Coaches see Southern Miss as serious threat
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Eager are the Eagles
-Three keys for USM
-Spotlight on...

Tiger defense starts fast; West wants continuity
Memphis Commercial Appeal

USM defense known for attacking style

From the Hattiesburg American
-Southern Miss senior longs for victory over Alabama
-USM to wear hurricane flag sticker on helmets this year
-Eagles depart for Bama

Marshall-Kansas St. game capsule
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Ft Worth Star Telegram
-Simmering rivalry
  SMU not thrilled with TCU's move to MWC
-Can TCU-SMU rivalry heat up

UAB tries to avenge '03 loss to Troy
Birmingham Post-Herald

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-K-State offers marquee test for Herd
-K-State will prove uninvited breakfast guest

Thundering Herd eagerly awaits KSU
Lawrence Journal World

Marshall welcomes highest-profile home opponent
Pioneer Press

Tulsa (0-1) At (18) Oklahoma (0-1)

September 9, 2005

Shreveport Will Play Host to Tulane's First Football Game

-CUSA Predictions | Part 2

From the Biloxi Sun-Herald
-Dawgs, Green Wave clash on Sept. 17 in Shreveport
-Southern Miss focus returns to football

Wave to roll into city
Shreveport Times

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Shreveport to host MSU-Tulane
-USM's Courington eager for last crack at Bama

USM doesn't want to get run over
Mobile Register

Bower insists Eagles need to concentrate little better
Hattiesburg American

UTEP to play Syracuse
El Paso Times

Better head out early for this week's game
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Marshall’s 2003 upset of Cats still resonates
Kansas City Star

From the OU Insider
-Week #2 Predictions
-Oklahoma-Tulsa Pregame Notes

Brown knows what to expect from Trojans
Birmingham News

Everybody's a receiver for UAB
Birmingham Post-Herald

Punter Horne more relaxed this season
Orlando Sentinel

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Old members shine early
  Meanwhile, Tulsa and UCF among worst
-Tiger defense starts fast; West wants continuity

September 8, 2005

-ESPN SportsCenter To Air All-Access Visit With Southern Miss Football Team on Thursday
-Football Set To Open Season At Alabama
-Golden Eagles Practice on Wednesday In Preparation For Alabama


From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers helping So. Miss regain sense of normalcy
Tigers lose 2nd starter for season

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
Morris to start against Kansas State

From the Houston Chronicle
-Big back ready to lead the way in Cougars' offense
-Ex-UH professor found guilty of stealing funds
-UH Notebook- Bloom works on transition game
-Rice Notebook- Owls tired of waiting to play

Football Continues to Get Ready for Bearkats

Blazers Focus on Troy During Wednesday's Workout

Tulsa Head Coach Steve Kragthorpe Press Conference Quotes

UTEP faces different challenge in C-USA
El Paso Times

Double trouble awaits Blazers
Birmingham post-Herald

Superdome's future in doubt
Raleigh News & Observer

New system delays mailings of UCF tickets
Orlando Sentinel

September 7, 2005

-Five Schools to Play Host to Tulane Student-Athletes This Fall
-C-USA Football Notebook
Football Players of the Week
-Women's Soccer Notebook

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
K-State offers Herd chance to end 'slide'
-C-USA Notes: Tulane's athletes find new homes
-Herd hoops picks up newcomer at guard

Pass defense earning respect
Birmingham Post-Herald

Shelter from the storm
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Bower hails Bama defense
Hattiesburg American

From the Mobile Register
-Receiver ready for prime time
-Tide must guess
  ... Practices have been at 10 am instead of the normal 3:30 pm because the Golden Eagles are sharing practice facilities with Conference USA partner Memphis. ...

UTEP officials peeved by NMSU locker rooms
El Paso Times

Sports should aid in the healing process
Ft Worth Star Telegram

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Green Wave rising
-Plenty of film to cover for coaches

Rice defense gets its head together
Houston Chronicle

UCF looks to get back to the basics
Orlando Sentinel

September 6, 2005

Memphis Drops Close Call to Ole Miss, 10-6

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Interception caps Rebels' win
-Williams boxed in by Rebs
-The thrill and agony of the quarterbacks
-Katrina felt on field
-Memphis-Ole Miss postgame
-What kind of game was it? An Orgeron, Rebels' type

-Tulane balances life and football in wake of tragedy
-Tulane heading to La Tech
Tulane football recovers

New Orleans Bowl likely to relocate
Monroe News Star

Football Hosts Kansas State Saturday

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Kansas St. not dwelling on last meeting with MU
-Marshall wide receivers overcome inexperience

-Golden Eagle Football Continues Preparation For Alabama
-Southern Miss To Resume Classes On Hattiesburg Campus on Sept. 12

USM trip makes national news
Hattiesburg American

From the Birmingham News
-Difficult week ahead for Eagles
-Brown- Time to stop the pass

Blazers Discuss Troy Game With Media

Troy prepares for UAB Blazers
Troy Messenger

Hackney, Blazers make a big impression on Vols in narrow 17-10 loss
Birmingham Post-Herald

O'Leary- Receivers still must get better
Orlando Sentinel

Owls tired of waiting to play
Houston Chronicle

Historic Autry Court Gets New Look

September 5, 2005

Around Conference USA
USA Today

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
Gameday...Memphis-Ole Miss:
-Bragging rights
-More than ever, it's all on the line for Tigers, Rebs

Williams ready for run at Heisman
Jackson (TN) Sun

'UCF' not enough for haughty ESPN
Orlando Sentinel

Blazers' plan to replace White works like charm
Birmingham News

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Bower, displaced Golden Eagles draw air time
-This week for Southern Miss

With postponement, Southern Miss preparing for next week
Biloxi Sun-Herald

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Facing a familiar foe
  Marshall was just one play from making history, but its talented opponent provided a dramatic finish.
-Herd ends Bahamas trip with a victory