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Conference USA

September 25, 2005

-Game Center: West Virginia 20, East Carolina 15 - 09.25
O'Brien: Mountaineers are gauge for progress - 09.25
AP: Bottled up WVU survives Pirates - 09.25
BVL: ECU-West Virginia Box Score - 09.25
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz Post-game Remarks - 09.25
Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 09.25
Conference USA schedule, standings & scores

-Pirates' Comeback Bid Falls Short Against West Virginia, 20-15
-Collins Leads Way As Four Lady Pirates Finish In Top 10 of McAlister's Deli 5k
-Freshman Belfiore Records Career-Best Finishing Eighth At McAlister's Deli Invite

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates come up just short
-The Sideline- ECU at West Virginia
-Defense responds for East Carolina

Pirates leave Morgantown with heads held high
Washington Daily News

Pirates lose, but 'making progress'
Raleigh News & Observer

Pirates nearly pull upset at West Virginia
Kinston Free Press

From the Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette Mail
-ECU improved, but end result same
-A victory- Yes; Convincing, no
-Mountaineers struggles not all about emotion

Sluggish Mountaineers struggle to put Pirates away
Wheeling News Register

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
-McAfee learns painful lessons
-WVU overcomes turnovers, kicking mistakes

From the Pittsburgh Post Gazette
-WVU narrowly escapes upset
-A game to forget for McAfee

WVU halts ECU 20-15
West Virginia Football (

Syracuse may replace ECU on WFU schedule
  Athletics Director Ron Wellman said he has been scrambling since he was told last month that East Carolina will pull out of the final game of the seven-game series.
Winston Salem Journal

September 24, 2005

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 09.24
Big names helping UNC-P restore grid program
Conference USA schedule, standings & scores
WNCT: Talk of the Town (both hours) - 09.24

Football Gameday
ECU @ West Virginia
12 Noon (TV: WITN 7, MSG, ESPN Regional)
Morgantown, W. Va.

- ECU Game Day Central
Weather Conditions
Countdown To Kickoff (from MSNsportsNET)
WNCT Live Pregame/Postgame Audio Feed
- Gametracker

WITN Live Streaming Video

From The Desk Of Terry Holland
  Attached is an excerpt from a story which appeared Friday, Sept. 23 in the Syracuse Post-Standard that addressed a development in the Orange's future football scheduling efforts.

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates' Tillman ready for another shot at West Virginia
-Offensive linemen often tackle weight issues

Pirates head straight into the fray against tough West Virginia ...
Washington Daily News

Pirates face tough road test
New Bern Sun Journal

Pirates travel to WVU
Kinston Free Press

ECU at West Virginia
Raleigh News & Observer

East Carolina Preview

Skip Holtz has pressure to win at ECU; Plus, Pirates won't be strangers to Mountain State football foes
Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail
-What’s this guy doing at ECU? He hopes it’s a lot
-WVU has had its way against Pirates
-East Carolina already making strides under first-year coach
-Mountaineers’ 1996 victory over Pirates most memorable in series
-WVU notebook

Allison's got the wheels to drive East Carolina
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mountaineers looking run it up on East Carolina
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

From the Beckley Register-Herald
-WVU’s defense just doesn’t rest
-WVU big favorite to extend hex over Pirates

September 23, 2005

-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 254 - 09.23
Overhaul of run 'D' a long-term project
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 09.23
NCAA okays instant replay in all 28 bowl games
Conference USA schedule, standings & scores
WNCT: Talk of the Town (both hours) - 09.23
WNCT: Pirate Talk with Denny O'Brien - 09.23

Odds stacked against ECU against West Virginia
The East Carolinian

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Leggett recounts tryouts to become important part of ECU baseball team
-WVU's line is an imposing group of men

From the Washington Daily News
-Pirates hold first day of fall practice
-Copper a top 'gunner' for Cowboys

DB Addae- WVU should be wary of Pirates
Beckley Register-Herald

ECU must stop WVU's rushing attack
Kinston Free Press

Williams one of many unselfish Mountaineer backs
New Bern Sun Journal

That looks familiar
  WVU’s Rodriguez, ECU’s Holtz have borrowed schemes from each other
Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail

Mountaineers can't afford to let minds wonder; Plus, WVU notes and Scouting the 'Eers
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

WVU - East Carolina Game Preview (

WVU defense stingy with first downs
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Hendrix should be ready for ECU
  Southern Miss CB Caleb Hendrix is expected to return Oct. 1.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

-ECU-Tulane Volleyball Match Friday Cancelled
-Walters Leads East Carolina In First Men's Tennis Tournament

Orange football opens 2006 at Wake Forest
   ...East Carolina has been under contract to give Syracuse one more home game for more than a decade. ...if the Pirates refuse to honor the game next season, Syracuse will cut its ties with East Carolina for good...
Syracuse Post Standard

September 22, 2005

-Myatt: View From The 'ville - 09.22
Pirates' Chest chiefs plot to counter snail mail
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 09.22
C-USA, NFL teams thrown off stride by Rita
Conference USA schedule, standings & scores
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 09.22
WNCT: Chalkboard Chat - Logan, Steele & Hinton - 09.22

-Men's Soccer Falls To Longwood In Non-Conference Action, 1-0
-Women's Soccer Falls To Furman, 3-2

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Diamond Bucs anxious to beckon on busy fall practice schedule
-Former Rampant to join Pirates
-Pirates' secondary improving

Fractious hopes to factor largely for Pirates
Washington Daily News

Allison off to torrid start for Pirates
New Bern Sun-Journal

WVU pass defense still a concern with ECU visiting
Charleston (WV) Gazette

WVU backs look for another big game
Beckley Register-Herald

September 21 2005

-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat - 09.21
Teaching high on staff's priority list
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 09.21
Hurricane Rita threatens disruption of schedule
Indian mascot ban extended to bowl games
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 09.21

-ECU-Southern Miss Football Game Designated As Military Appreciation Day
-ECU Freshman Lene Krog Records Top-5 Finish In First Collegiate Tournament

Pirates show they have heart
New Bern Sun-Journal

Pirates' Jean earns his spot in ECU lineup
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates' leaky defense against run is one of Holtz's greatest concerns
Winston Salem Journal

Saturday's big, Oct. 1 is bigger
Kinston Free Press

Earning his spot
  Matt Butler didn't have to wait long to get noticed Saturday night at Groves Stadium.
Salisbury (NC) Post

Mountaineers to face coach working in shadow of famous father
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

WVU could be short at linebacker; Plus, ECU coach knows his Pirates have their hands full
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Notebook- McCann sees no letdown
  Cornerback Dee McCann said there's no chance of a letdown against the Pirates
The Express Times

WVU rarity -- fullback leads rushing
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Bednarik projected to play Saturday
  West Virginia QB was not seriously injured during Saturday's 31-19 victory over Maryland.
The Express Times

Copper makes two 'special' plays
Washington Daily News

September 20, 2005

-Bailey: From The Anchor Desk - 09.20
Offense takes some heat for porous defense
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 09.20
Vandy sheds doormat image in breakout start
C-USA Standings, Schedule, Scoreboard
WBVL: Holtz press conference, commercial free - 09.20
WNCT: Talk of the Town - 09.20
WNCT: Holtz press conference - 09.20
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show, with Donnie Kirkpatrick - 09.20

-Weekly Press Luncheon Quotes
-Heidi Krug Named C-USA Setter-of-the-Week
-ECU's McCallion Named C-USA Player-of-the-Week

ECU offensive line makes progress
Greenville Daily Reflector

Holtz remains positive, optimistic in face of defeat
Washington Daily News

ECU's return man out
Raleigh News & Observer

Pirates need to clean up mistakes
New Bern Sun-Journal

Rodriguez warns against looking past East Carolina
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Beckley Register-Herald
-Team must focus on ECU
-Holtz says WVU by far toughest test for Pirates

Holtz challenging ECU defense after poor game against Wake Forest
Myrtle Beach Sun News

Pirates look to improve rushing defense
Kinston Free Press

Mountaineers went 'Biggie size' against Terrapins
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

September 19, 2005
Talk Like a Pirate Day (Link)

-Hinton: Henry's Highlights - 09.19
Loss can't conceal program's progress
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond - 09.19
Injured Clemson player has spleen removed
College football headliners: stars & storylines
C-USA Standings, Schedule, Scoreboard

UPON FURTHER REVIEW- ECU still a work in progress
Greenville Daily Reflector

Deacs' run game too much for ECU
New Bern Sun Journal

McCallion Sets Two Records As ECU Defeats Francis Marion, 6-1

Lady Pirates Continue Solid Season with Top Performances

Next Opponent - WVU: Celebration curtailed
  ... But there were also positives, not the least of which is that the Mountaineers are now 3-0 and will be heavy favorites over East Carolina (1-1) when the teams ...
Charleston (WV) Gazette



September 25, 2005

State fans need to stop giving Amato a free pass
Fayetteville Observer

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-With offense, defense in sync, Heels rally past Pack
-Emotions run rampant for UNC, N.C. State in pregame
-First half of UNC-State had a little of everything
-Baker simply brilliant
-Devils hit another sour note
-Panel to recommend upgrade Monday to board of trustees
  N.C. Central University is inching closer to joining the ranks of NCAA Division I-AA athletics

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Heels hand it to Pack
-Pack can't fool Tar Heels
-It's all up to Amato now
-Bunting's defense peaking

USC handles Troy
  ... This was USC’s 11th consecutive victory over a school from a non-BCS conference. The streak started after a 21-3 loss to East Carolina on Sept. 18, 1999. ...
Anderson Independent Mail

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-A change of fortune
  New-look defense forces five turnovers in rout of Troy
-Spurrier keeps promises
-Tigers suffer extra painful BC headache
-Bowden says being 2-2 ain’t half-bad

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Mistakes help sink Deacons
-Tar Heels storm by Wolfpack 31-24
-A Day of Blunders
-Mountaineers get down to business

September 24, 2005

College football predictions
Fayetteville Observer

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Stick Around- Bizarre endings, unlikely heroes
-Duke faces another top-25 opponent
-The Game is Enough
-Deacons have added incentive to win
-Moore hopes Mountaineers can maintain their focus and emotion

Wake Forest's offensive line built for speed
Greensboro News-Record

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-If Lawson gets his way, Pack will start on defense today
-UNC's offensive linemen know they must keep Baker on his feet
-Duke looking to wreck Virginia's homecoming plans

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-A big deal here, not elsewhere
  Neither North Carolina nor N.C. State has beaten an NCAA Division I-A opponent.
-Rivalry makes an impact

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Wake Forest Notebook
  Athletics Director Ron Wellman said yesterday that he's having discussions with Syracuse about perhaps replacing East Carolina on next season's football ...

September 23, 2005

From the Charlotte Observer
-Thompson not having much fun
  The Arkansas native was fired in November after going 3-20 in two seasons at East Carolina in his first head-coaching job. ...
-Already a must-win for Wolfpack, Tar Heels

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-UNC-State is big, but State-Georgia Tech might be bigger
-Duke lineman coping with loss off the field
-Another week, another new challenge for UNC defense
-Canes continue offensive barrage against Lightning

All remains quiet on Big Four football front
  Before the games last weekend, the Big Four was a combined 0-6. In the 52-year history of the ACC, that had never happened.
Greensboro News Record

Carolina at NC State game notes
  The informal “state” championship in North Carolina will take a different tone this season, as NC State and Duke do not play and the Wolfpack does not take on East Carolina.  ...
Chatham Journal Weekly

From the Winston Salem Journal
-A Team Within a Team
-Western's game is canceled by Rita
-Wolfpack's Lawson enjoying rivalry week

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Was ruling right?
  NC State-UNC CH": One year later, it's still debated; not even instant replay might have helped.
-UNC Recruit Picks Texas Tech

Saturday could have ACC title implications
  There might still be a lot of football to play in this young 2005 season, but everyone in the Clemson camp knows the importance of the Tigers’ next game.
Anderson Independent

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Vista’s cons may prompt USC to team with pros
  It appears that University of South Carolina officials might be coming to their senses about building a baseball stadium. They are at least considering the possibility of a joint-use stadium with a professional baseball franchise
-Six new starters will play against Troy

UNC-Pembroke restarting football program
New Orleans Times Picayune

September 22, 2005

From the Anderson Independent
-'Every weekend is family weekend'
  The storm came. The levies broke. It was the hurricane that didn't seem real. Sometimes, it still doesn't. At Clemson, a coach and two players have strengthened their bond despite Katrina's devastation in New Orleans - a place they call home even though very little of home remains.
-USC working on practice intensity
-Whitehurst's consistency becoming his trademark

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Heels, Pack both know this isn't just another game
-Duke adds Alabama to football schedule
-NCCU-Bowie State could be CIAA title game preview

WFU's Jim Grobe meets the press to preview the Maryland game
  Wake Forest football head coach Jim Grobe and four student-athletes met with the media on Tuesday to review the East Carolina game and to ...
Chatham Journal Weekly

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack's recruiting coup
  ... (The elder Toney Baker played at East Carolina and then professionally with the Cleveland Browns before serving as his son's football mentor.)...
-Heels' backups ready, if needed

Heated rivalry gets even hotter
  Watching through binoculars from the radio booth, Gary Hahn saw N.C. State tailback T.A. McLendon move the ball across the goal line, but he delayed announcing the touchdown call.
Charlotte Observer

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Wake Forest Notebook
-Deacons are using a lot of defensive backs
-Old Foes- State-UNC is saltiest of local battles
-ASU is showing improvement in the running game and on defense

September 21 2005

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacons' Dynamic Duo
 Micah Andrews and Chris Barclay have both rushed for more than 200 yards in a game this season
-Heels struggling to get offense going
-Appalachian State is ready to resume renovation plans

From the Raleigh News & Observer
Mascot takes a hit at Duke
  Devil roughed up during VMI game.
-Heels losing ground
  UNC hopes to get handle on rushing.

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Whitehurst- I threw to wrong guy
  pass should have gone to an open tailback on his left
-Waiting game not for Spurrier
-Leading question, no reply
  Spurrier’s personnel moves may shake up starters, but they don’t solve team’s lack leadership

It's been 1st and whoa for Tar Heels
Charlotte Observer

NBA: Bobcats are Port City-bound
Wilmington Star-News

NHL: GM-Canes are off to a good start
Durham Herald-Sun

NASCAR: Drivers remain unhappy with Charlotte surface
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

September 20, 2005

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-UNC-NCSU should save the best for last
-Last year's loss behind the Pack
-Tar Heels looking for offensive consistency
-Notebook- Roof gets a chance to relax, but not for long

Tar Heels host recruits; Wolfpack standing pat
Fayetteville Observer

Tigers hope that 2004 lesson remains learned
  Clemson might not play Miami again until 2009, but there's plenty of focus on not allowing the Hurricanes to beat the Tigers again this season.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Gamecocks add color to their diet
  At University of South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier's behest, the team's daily menu has changed to include all colors of food, a veritable rainbow on their plate and for their palate.
Greenville (SC) News

Baddour- AD says UNC still must improve football.
Raleigh News & Observer

N.C. State vs. UNC- Lot riding on rivalry
Charlotte Observer

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-USC's shakeup begins
-USC must work it out quickly

September 19, 2005

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Erratic- Deacons have work to do
-UNC's Justice is likely lost for year with broken foot
-Panthers hold off Pats
-Hornets may play part of season in Oklahoma

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Big games bring prospects to campus
  WITH BIG HOME games Saturday, both USC and Clemson invited a number of prospects to their campuses for close looks at the programs.
-Spurrier promises changes

Perfect enough
  Panthers far from flawless, but they put together game plan that leaves Patriots frustrated
Charlotte Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Canes quencher
  Hockey fans ecstatic to end drought that was the NHL's 2004-05 season
-Amato has plenty to lose against UNC
  After 64 games as N.C. State's head football coach, Chuck Amato has reached the one he can't afford to lose.
-Amato in no rush to name starter
  Starting freshman Toney Baker at tailback against Eastern Kentucky was a last-minute decision, N.C. State coach Chuck Amato said Sunday.


September 25, 2005

Saturday Football Roundup

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Knights revel as losing streak ends
-Win bolsters relationship

From the Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette Mail
-Burned in Fla.
  Central Florida shocks Herd, halts 17-game losing streak
-Bad field position doomed MU

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Herd hits the skids
-Penalties, poor field position doom Herd
-Big Apple awaits Pruett
-Fans shocked after MU falls to UCF

UCF ends longest active losing streak in C-USA debut
Florida Sun-Sentinel

Tulane corrals first win by beating SMU
Shreveport Times

Tulane finds comfort zone at SMU
Houston Chronicle

Tulane routs SMU 31-10
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Screwy Season
Hattiesburg American

September 24, 2005

Birmingham News

Marshall-UCF Football Game Available Free To All Dish Subscribers

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Focused Herd not about to take UCF lightly
-Anthony Hanshew- Herd will send Knights to 18th-straight losses
-TV access limited for Marshall-UCF game

UCF has high hopes at home
Orlando Sentinel

Doubly dangerous
  UCF’s QB is threat to run, pass
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-New faces, places
  The University of Tulsa plays its inaugural Conference USA football game tonight and while the conference affiliation is new for the Golden Hurricane, the opponent is not.
-Memphis vs. Tulsa, Who has the edge?
-Memphis vs. Tulsa, the lineup
-Other Conference USA games
-Tigers' Hunt suspended
  Jeremy Hunt was suspended indefinitely from the University of Memphis basketball team Friday, the same day a report in The Commercial Appeal stated the senior was involved in a physical altercation on Beale Street last weekend.

UTEP's goal is to protect the football against UNM
El Paso Times

All-American catching on at USM
Biloxi Sun Herald

Football season- Doesn't feel like it
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

From the Hattiesburg American
-Weather-watching Palmer looks ahead to fall practice
-Southern Miss-Houston decision expected next week

BCS- Boon or bust?
USA Today

September 23, 2005

Fearless Predictions - C-USA
College Football News

Tulane managing to weather storm
Philadelphia Inquirer

Tulane still searching for home stadium
Monroe News Star

Ill winds have had impact on C-USA
Birmingham Post-Herald (Second Article)

Sport, like all of us, puts worried eye to the sky
USA Today

Can you believe it?
  Here we go again...
USA Today

Moffett a triple threat for Herd defense
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Central Florida defender hoping for better days; Plus, Scouting the Herd
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Knights hope to ignite offense
-This time, UCF has knowledge of foe

U of M defense takes positive steps
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Tulsa To Host Memphis In Inaugural C-USA Game

C-USA Announces 2005-06 Women's Basketball Television Schedule

September 22, 2005

-Conference USA Re-Schedules for Hurricane Rita
-Tulane-Houston Game on October 8 To Be Played in Lafayette, Louisiana

From the Mobile Register
-USM vs. Houston stopped by Rita
-Tulane thinks Mobile

USM's trip to Houston postponed
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Storm alters schedules
Ft Worth Star Telegram

C-USA Notebook: Weather forces game changes
El Paso Times

UCF still hopeful after an 0-17 run
Daytona Beach News-Journal

Knights' spirits plummeting
  UCF owns the nation's longest losing streak.
Orlando Sentinel

Starry, starry Knight
  Carrington is best of UCF’s rare fifth-year seniors
Charleston (WV) Gazette

The good old days
  Mark Snyder can't help but smile when reflecting on his time on Central Florida's football coaching staff.
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

'SMU's going to be ready for us'
New Orleans Times Picayune

Blazers dodge injuries after all
Birmingham News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers' Hunt breaks bone in his hand
-Tiger athletic deficit remains steady for fiscal year
-Coach's generosity extends to recruiting
    Nobody blinked when SMU offered a home. ... other than let them beat us.". Tulane at SMU is the way it reads on the schedule. ...

Golden Eagle NFL Update

September 21 2005

Houston or nothing for USM
 The Southern Miss football game against Houston will not be moved to Hattiesburg this weekend, regardless of where Hurricane Rita makes landfall.
Biloxi Sun-Herald

USM, Houston told to be 'flexible'
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH Notebook- Plan B easier said than done
 Cougars face obstacles in trying to reschedule home game with Southern Miss
-Receivers tie up Rice's loose ends

Youth served- Herd, UCF brimming with inexperience
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Herd tailback source of concern for UCF coach; Plus, C-USA notes
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Snyder demanding 'road focus' from the Herd
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Herd road trip takes Morris home
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Orlando Sentinel
 This was the scenario no one ever planned -- UCF racing into a new all-sports conference with its marquee program garnering a spotlight only because it owns the nation's longest losing streak.
-UCF fans deserve better -- NOW!

Tigers respect Tulsa's returner
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Lobos offer Miners their toughest test
El Paso Times

Cougars Announce 2005-06 Men's Basketball Schedule

September 20, 2005

From the
-Football Notebook
-Men's Soccer Weekend Recap
-Volleyball Weekend Recap

From the Houston Chronicle
Rita could force UH to reschedule game
-Pressing on
 The road back began in a tunnel leading from the northwest corner of Independence Stadium. It was there that the Tulane Green Wave faced a future that for the first time in nearly three weeks was finally in their own hands...

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Long live the streak
  Herd doesn’t want to be team to break UCF slide
-Conference USA notebook
-WSAZ holds out hope for future Herd broadcasts

Off week gives MU time to heal injuries
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Thundering Herd defense improves against Kansas State
Beckley Register-Herald

Herd receiver trying to rebound from fumble
Charleston Daily Mail

Football Game Notes - The Marshall Game

USM Eagles improving on defense
Mobile Register

Southern Miss loses starting linebacker
Biloxi Sun Herald

USM forced to dig deep at linebacker
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Unbeatens Square Off This Weekend

Fans' boos continue to resonate
El Paso Times

Tulsa Head Coach Steve Kragthorpe Press Conference Quotes

Normalcy returns for Tulane -- sort of
Shreveport Times

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers launch softball
-U of M's passing yards off pace
-LB McCrary to get first start of season

September 19, 2005

Tulane Football Coming Home to Southeast Louisiana on October 1

Around Conference USA
USA Today

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Is C-USA’s TV deal hiding the Herd?
-UCF’s 17-game losing streak is nation’s longest

Marshall focused on UCF
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

This week for Southern Miss
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger