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East Carolina


Conference USA

September 18, 2005

-Game Center: Wake Forest 44, East Carolina 34 - 09.18
Pirates still facing steep climb - 09.18
Barclay banks big day for Deacs - 09.18
-BVL: ECU-Wake Forest Box Score & Statistics - 09.18
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz Post-game Remarks - 09.18
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 09.18
Scoreboard [C-USA teams & ECU opponents]

-Wake Forest Edges East Carolina In 44-34 Shootout
-Volleyball Wins Two At Enterprise Rent-A-Car Volleyball Classic

Wake Forest Defeats East Carolina In 44-34 Shootout

Wake runs wild in win
Greenville Daily Reflector

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacs run
Postgame Audio: Coach Skip Holtz
Postgame Audio: Coach Jim Grobe

Pirates take a step back against Wake Forest
Washington Daily News

Deacons outlast Pirates
Raleigh News & Observer

Wake Forest runs over East Carolina in victory
Greensboro News Record

NEXT OPPONENT: West Virginia coverage from the Charleston Gazette
-Smash-mouth style
  Schmitt sparks Mountaineers’ fourth-quarter surge
-WVU football notebook
  Glut of penalties didn’t cost Mountaineers

September 17, 2005

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 09.17
Fed judge labels NCAA monopolistic, okays trial
UTEP wins double OT thriller in C-USA debut
Conference USA schedule, standings, scores
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Both Hours) - 09.17

ECU @ Wake Forest
6:30 PM
Winston-Salem, NC
WNCT Live Pregame/Postgame Audio Feed

-Game Day Central: ECU vs. Wake Forest
-Lady Pirate Soccer Cruise Past Campbell, 4-2
-ECU Soccer Falls To UNCW, 4-1

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU defense preps for run-oriented attack from Deacons
-Allison expects added attention from Deacons tonight

Pirates' Game 2 represents formidable test
Washington Daily News

Key subplots as ECU travels to Wake Forest
Fayetteville Observer

East Carolina Brings Momentum Into Game With Winless Wake Forest

Frayed Safety Net
  ...Wake Forest has a particularly compelling reason not to look past tonight's home game against East Carolina.
Winston Salem Journal

East Carolina starts rebuilding attitude
Greensboro News-Record

A look at Saturday's East Carolina-Wake Forest game
Lexington Dispatch

Pirates face stumbling Wake Forest
New Bern Sun-Journal

Pirates try to get past Deacs
Kinston Free Press

Winless Deacs face upbeat Pirates
Charlotte Observer

ECU at Wake Forest
Raleigh News & Observer

Auburn field gets permanent Dye
Huntsville Times

September 16, 2005

-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 253 - 09.16
Sorry, Skip — I'll take coaching over talent
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 09.16
Slive's contract with SEC extended until 2009
Conference USA Standings and Schedule
WNCT: Talk of the Town - Ophelia Coverage - 09.16
WNCT: Pirate Talk with Denny O'Brien - 09.16

-ECU Volleyball Travels To Third Consecutive Tournament This Weekend
-East Carolina Women's Tennis Opens Season

Holtz hoping Pirates remain sharp
Greenville Daily Reflector

Shoulder injury sidelines East Carolina's Pinkney
Fayetteville Observer

Trying To Establish A Line Of Succession
  When Holtz was introduced as the Pirates' new coach, he vowed to bring the program back, to put ECU in the hunt for the Conference USA title and a bowl bid
Hartford Courant

Punting is a bright spot for Deacons
Winston Salem Journal

Demon Deacon's punter looking to make impact
Washington Daily News

September 15, 2005

-Myatt: View From The 'ville - 09.15
Plenty to be wary of for both ECU, Wake
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 09.15
ECU football ticket sales picking up momentum
Tulane teams on a mission to make impression
WNCT: Talk of the Town - Ophelia Coverage - 09.15
WNCT: Chalkboard Chat with Logan & Steele - 09.15

Reale Sets School And Course Record On His Way To A Top-5 Finish

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Former Pirate helps turn Falcons' defense into one of the NFL's best
-Pirates' Good still sidelined by hamstring
-ECU Hall of Fame inductees announced

From the Wilmington Star News
-It's ECU 1, rest of state zero in football
-Hurricane Ophelia Guide

WFU's Jim Grobe meets with the media to preview the East Carolina ...
Chatham Journal Weekly

East Carolina aims to end its road woes
New Bern Sun Journal

Allison catches on at ECU
Raleigh News & Observer

Deacons' receivers under fire
Winston Salem Journal

Winless Deacons Turn Focus To East Carolina

Preps: Lions make Wright call
  Louisa players Fischer said Wright getting interest from many of the region's school--some from Virginia and Virginia Tech...East Carolina and Coastal Carolina.
Fredericksburg (VA) Free Lance Star

September 14, 2005

-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat - 09.14
Battle in the trenches shapes up as key
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 09.14
Dye headlines ECU's Hall of Fame Class of 2005
Ophelia shutters ECU; dormitories remain open
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 09.14

-East Carolina University Closed September 14, 2005
-Four Will Be Inducted Into ECU Athletics Hall Of Fame
-ECU's Philip Reale Finishes Tied For Fifth At Mid Pines Intercollegiate
-Brooke Johnson Named Director Of Women's Basketball Operations
-ECU's Dougherty Named To Ray Guy Award Watch List

Accurate punts giving Pirates quite an edge
Greenville Daily Reflector

Tuesday Football Press Conference Quotes
  Jim Grobe met with the media to preview the East Carolina game

Pirates' linebackers have tough test with Deacons backs
Washington Daily News

Grobe doesn't mind pressure
Greensboro News-Record

Deacons are not smiling
Winston Salem-Journal

From the New Bern Sun-Journal
-Pirates face a must-win against Deacons
-Demon Deacons try not to let the losses get to them

From the Kinston Free Press
-A pivotal four weeks for Pirates
-ECU to face 0-2 Deacons
-Time for an ECU revival
-Southern Methodist represents C-USA well

Demon Deacons Still Looking For First Win

Fields commits to East Carolina
Fayetteville Observer

Terry Long: Coroner: Football injuries contributed to death of former Steeler
YAHOO! Sports

September 13, 2005

-Bailey: From The Anchor Desk - 09.13
Pirates sailing into unknown waters at Wake
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 09.13
Conference USA Standings and Schedule
Auburn player learns family escaped Katrina
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz Weekly Press Converence - 09.13

-ECU Announces 2005-06 Women's Basketball Schedule
-Weekly Press Luncheon Quotes
-Women's Cross Country Finishes Second At Seahawk Invitational

Football Game Notes -- Wake Forest vs. East Carolina

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU trio raises money for Red Cross
-ECU's Thompson balances football and family following Hurricane Katrina

From the Washington (NC) Daily News
-Pirates ready for Wake after off week
-Copper thrilled with victory

Pirates concrned with stopping Deacons' ground game
Winston Salem Journal

Pirates hope to keep record perfect at Wake Forest
Kinston Free Press

Fields commits to ECU
  The first player landed by Ricky Stokes since he became East Carolina's head men's basketball coach is from Fayetteville.
Fayetteville Observer

ECU Football Players Raise Money For Hurricane Relief

ECU gridders donate $2,000 to Red Cross
Jacksonville Daily News

ECU team donates to Katrina victims
Raleigh News & Observer

Area Golf Tournament info from
-Central Virginia Golf Tournament
-2005 Greater Charlotte And Alumni Golf Tournament
-Lenoir-Greene Pirate Club Golf Classic

September 12, 2005

-Hinton: Henry's Highlights - 09.12
Big stakes ride on protecting J.P.
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 09.12
College football headliners: stars & storylines
Conference USA Scoreboard and Schedule

From the
-Lady Pirate Soccer Falls In Double-Overtime 2-1 To Oklahoma
-ECU Men's Soccer Falls To Georgia Southern, 4-3

OU wins overtime thriller
Oklahoma Daily

Around Campus: ECU launching undergraduate research journal
Greenville Daily Reflector

Wake Forest/Nebraska Observations
  Grobe said that winning next week's game against East Carolina is a must. "We can't get in this kind of hole," he said, and he's right.
Charlotte Observer


September 18, 2005

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Reserve QB leads WVU to win
-Cincinnati holds on to defeat WCU 7-3; Elon rolls to victory
-Baker leads N.C. State past EKU
-Virginia Tech blanks Ohio 45-0; QB Vick accounts for three TDs
-Mountaineers rip upstart Chanticleers 30-3
-Delaying Tactics- UNC slows Wisconsin, but not enough to win

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-‘It was sad to watch’
-Even on USC’s first drive, things were going wrong
-Comeback magic runs out

From the Greenville (SC) News
Tigers first to blink in overtime
-Tide rolls past Gamecocks

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Baker, Pack punish Colonels for first win
-UNC offense drops ball
-Duke's easy win 'good medicine'

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Penalties, Badgers' defense stymie Tar Heels
-Baker dazzles as Pack rolls
-Devils stomp Keydets

September 17, 2005

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Duke quarterback faces charges
-Big Four could win four
-Eastern Ky. at N.C. State
-VMI at Duke
-Canes' long wait over

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Duke in rare role as favorite
-The Pack has a reputation for big turnovers in close games
-Tar Heels looking for more night magic
-Canes win big in first exhibition of season

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Roof hopes Devils can fix some things against VMI today
-Coastal no surprise to ASU staff

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Tigers face sternest test so far
-'Bama, USC try to solve defenses
-Paladins work to right ship

September 16, 2005

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Notebook- Tight ends struggling after Devils' two games
-Wisconsin could make or break the Heels
-Heels will face a determined rush attack
-NHL will show off changes

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Don't sell Pack short
-Brand new Canes

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Tigers' ground game clicking
-Clemson cracks down on turnovers

USC vs. Clemson- A holiday treat
Greenville (SC) News

Accounts of fanfare greatly exaggerated
  ...attendance figures were educated guesses. There are no turnstile counts at either stadium.
Columbia (SC) The State

Too little, too late- Hampton tops A&T
Greensboro News-Record

From the Charlotte Observer
-An exit poll- Why do fans leave early
-Playing Coastal Carolina in football no day at beach

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Still Flying High
  Coastal Carolina is coming off the biggest win in school history
-Tough Chore- Ohio U. will go on the road to face a Virginia Tech team that is ranked No. 4
-Eastern Kentucky like State, but smaller

September 15, 2005

From Durham Herald-Sun
-Curtains for a class act- Francis retires
-Duke's depth at QB takes a hit
-Snap judgment for UNC defense
-NCCU men's basketball team faces tough November

Uh-Oh- Panthers may soon be 0-3
Winston Salem Journal

September 14, 2005

With scheduling, Tar Heels should wish cautiously
  ... Bunting did not put down any of those teams -- nor East Carolina, which UNC will play in 2007 and 2009-11 -- but the Tar Heels clearly wanted to avoid ...
-Notebook- Heels donate to hurricane victims
-N.C. A&T won't continue Aggie-Eagle Classic

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-New date set for old rivalry
  USC-Clemson game moved to the Saturday after Thanksgiving
-Citadel, UNC will square off in 2009

Gamecocks look to ground game to set up Cock N' Fire
Anderson Independent

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Top-dollar assistants
-Coaches vs. Professors
-The ACC's going rates

Western Carolina's last victory sends wake-up call to Bearcats
Cincinnati Enquirer

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Catamounts' Briggs says team can't afford to rest on its laurels
-SOCON Notebook
-Beware of the Badgers

September 13, 2005

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Blue Devils frustrated after lopsided loss
-Prep lineman from Roxboro commits to play for Duke
-Wolfpack focusing on ways to eliminate mistakes
-NFL: Shaken- Loss of Jenkins is big blow to defense
-Elizabeth City is CIAA opener for winless Winston-Salem State

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Amato- Pack is disciplined
-Postgame observations on college football.
  ...East Carolina, relish another week as the only Division I-A program in the Old North State with a win this season...
-Duke stays with QB vets, for now

From Durham Herald-Sun
-Duke confident of a turnaround
-Pack got some needed time off
-This could be Beamer's best Va. Tech team in years

For big-game hunters, in-state quarry is rare
  WHEN YOU FOLLOW football in Florida and, before that, basketball in North Carolina, you know something about big games in college athletics. In those states, and in their respective powerhouse sports, it seems as if two nationally ranked teams square off just about every weekend.
Columbia (SC) The State

There's a method to madness of USC's defensive approach
Greenville (SC) News

September 12, 2005

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Out Of Synch- Running back Barclay is one of the Deacons searching for answers after losses
-Panthers miss Chances

Saints lift spirits -- just not ours
Charlotte Observer

Running backs had little impact in Tar Heels' loss
Durham Herald-Sun

Offense turns over new leaf — not ball
Columbia (SC) The State

Tigers stick to their plan and it works
Spartanburg Herald-Journal


September 18, 2005

Saturday Football Roundup

From the Biloxi Sun-Herald
-Eagles clobber Cowboys
-Bulldogs turn back Tulane

From the Birmingham News
-Blazers `very lucky' to win
-Blazer notebook
-UAB- 2-minute drill
-UAB- By the numbers

Tulsa Crushes North Texas in 54-2 Route

Tulsa/UNT: UNT not feeling right at home
Ft Worth Star Telegram

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Nothing normal about Dogs' win over Wave
-Eagles take flight fast in second half
-Golden Eagles, Cowboys get off to shaky start

From the Houston Chronicle
-Charles, Texas run Rice ragged in 51-10 win
-McNeal finds passing gear, zips by SMU

Bulls reign in first-ever meeting with Golden Knights
Orlando Sentinel

Herd's new recruiting tool
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Herd’s Morris, Spann bouncing back from injuries
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Chattanooga chewed up
-Tigers put out the welcome mat
-Big-time teams to visit Tigers
-University of Memphis men's basketball 2005-06 schedule

September 17, 2005

UTEP Takes Wild C-USA Opener From Houston, 44-41 In Overtime

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH's extra work fails to produce win
-UTEP turns back Cougars in double overtime
-SMU's Bennett returns to roots

SMU looks for back-to-back upsets
Jackson Sun

From the El Paso Times
-Miner marathon
-Better late than never
-Demps bails out defense with pick
-Fans hang on for late victory

Miners Outgun Cougars in 2OT, 44-41

Tulane takes first step to normalcy tonight
Monroe News Star

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tulane, a team of valiant vagabonds
-Receivers key to Tiger run game

Tulane's season finally is here
Shreveport Times

Golden Knights Looking to Start Rivalry with a Victory

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Game on for Bulls, Knights
-USF-UCF rivalry should be plenty exciting for Bulls

Knights, Bulls tangle for first time
Bradenton Herald

UCF, USF get first face-off
Palm Beach Post

USF, UCF are natural rivals, yes- Maybe not
St. Petersburg Times

USM looking for first win of season against McNeese State
Mobile Register

Home, sweet home for Eagles
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Eagles' 'D' seeks 3rd-down reversal
Jackson Clarion Ledger

From the Dallas Morning News
-Preview- Tulsa (0-2) at North Texas (1-0)
-Preview- Rice (0-1) at No. 2 Texas (2-0)

UAB has to play a solid game
Birmingham Post-Herald

The New Orleans Bowl may have a bit more Cajun ...

September 16, 2005

From the Birmingham News
-Blazers' Hackney, depth tough test for Jax State

C-USA Fearless Predictions

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Displaced Tulane ready to hit gridiron
-Teammates get behind Skinner
-Biagi on solid footing

Snyder says Herd will be ready when the heat is on
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger
Bower disputes Bama QB's gripe
-USM puts Louisiana flash on 1st team

Dazzling debut
Hattiesburg American

Miners prepared for limelight
El Paso Times

Football Holds Final Practice Before UTEP

Blazers keep it in state against JSU
Birmingham Post-Herald

Knights vs. Bulls no lock to last
Orlando Sentinel

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-U of M's McDonald emerges at cornerback
-Scoring machine commits to Tigers

September 15, 2005

From the Houston Chronicle
-New Orleans hotels key to Sugar Bowl calling LSU home
  Rice H-back Mike Falco will undergo exploratory surgery today on his left knee and is facing the prospect of missing the rest of the season
-Harvey gives UH big edge

From the Dallas Morning News
-Tulane ready to shift focus to football
-Winds of change scatter Tulane's teams

Schools affected by Katrina report 'athletic looting'
USA Today

-Tulane Teams to Wear Patch to Commemorate 2005 Seasons
-Conference USA Football Teams To Wear Hurricane Helmet Decals

Storm-tossed Eagles returning to their nest
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

USM lineman feared for his mom in Katrina
Biloxi Sun-Herald

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Upset win earns Mustangs some respect
-True freshman now No. 2 quarterback for Tigers

UCF confident skid will end this week vs. USF
St. Petersburg Times

Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Colleges adjust to midweek football
Southern Standard

C-USA foe's motivation for revenge

September 14, 2005

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger
-SMU earns measure of respect
-Tulane- Victim and symbol
Weary Wave settles in after 16 days on road

From the Mobile Register
-Croom preparing for Tulane's wave of emotion
-USM offense seeks consistency

Tulane back in its routine
Shreveport Times

Bower- Miscues proved costly
Hattiesburg American

Snyder- No excuse for late panic
Beckley Register-Herald

Finding the right mix
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Stepping in
-U of M notebook

From the Orlando Sentinel
  UCF and USF gave birth to their football programs in different generations, used different blueprints to build them, and now they run with separate sets of friends.
-Overdue matchup could raise status of Knights, Bulls

From the Birmingham News
-Technically, Blazers still have room for improvement
-Greene's Nickson commits to Blazers

Winless JSU looks toward Blazers
Birmingham Post-Herald

From the Houston Chronicle
-Cougars won't be kicking on all cylinders against UTEP
-Things will get better, Rice DBs insist

From the El Paso Times
-Price in line for potential windfall
-Miners face tough defensive tasks

September 13, 2005

Around Conference USA
USA Today

From Chaos, Conference USA
  Conference Commissioner Britton Banowsky talks about the days and decisions in Katrina's wake

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
Conference USA notebook
-Herd’s Morris to rest
-‘Athletic’ 7-footer commits to Herd

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Snyder using week off to focus team
-Two commit verbally to men's basketball
-Tulane gets help from rival C-USA school

From the El Paso Times
-Three defensive lineman likely out
-UTEP sells record 19,000 football season tickets
-UTEP in spotlight

After win, SMU's Bennett takes shot at TCU
Dallas Morning News

-Football Notebook
-Men's Soccer Players of the Week
-Women's Soccer Players of the Week

From the Biloxi Sun-Herald
-Golden Eagles go back to work
-D'Angelo has solid start with Eagles

USM returns to normal routine today
Hattiesburg American

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger
-Wave gives Dogs nothing to go on
-Lots of intensity, lots of mistakes
-Coley's status up in air

Bower focused on USM errors
Mobile Register

Slender King plays larger at LB than he is
Birmingham News

Blazers display season's potential
Birmingham Post-Herald

Growing up in a hurry
  Dave Huxtable might own the shortest definition of a season in college football -- one game.
Orlando Sentinel

Tigers tweak offense to suit Hudgens
Memphis Commercial Appeal

UH Notebook- Bloom works on transition game
Houston Chronicle

September 12, 2005

-Men's Soccer Weekend Recap
-Women's Soccer Weekend Recap

Here's the good news; USM done with the SEC
Biloxi Sun-Herald

USM just glad to be playing
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

From the Birmingham News
-Balancing run, pass makes Blazers better
-Blazer pressure forces four Troy interceptions
-UAB's defensive line is hard to block.

This week for Southern Miss
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Croyle- USM took cheap shots
Mobile Register

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Snyder’s popularity takes a hit
-Herd QB Morris has sprained shoulder

Snyder reassures Herd after heartbreaking loss
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

What Could Have Been- Metro Conference