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Conference USA

November 19, 2006
"Have a Bad Day" Day
Birthday - President James Garfield (12th President)

-BVL: Hoops: Pirates finish with a flourish
-BVL: Game Center: Rice 18, ECU 17
-O'Brien: Poor execution trips Bucs
-BVL: ECU-Rice Box Score/Statistics
-BVL: C-USA Standings, Scores, Schedule
-BVL: ECU Schedule, Scores, Attendance, Links
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz/Rice post-game comments
WNCT Audio: Pepsi Game Day Countdown
-Monroe: Kevin's Keys to the Game

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Cougs to host USM or ECU in C-USA title game
ECU falls in women's hoops to Vermont
Pirate swimming teams in seventh place

-Pirates Edged By Rice, 18-17
  Clark Fangmeier kicked a career-best 40-yard field goal with 3.1 seconds left to give Rice an 18-17 win over East Carolina on Saturday.
-Pirates Outlast UNC Greensboro, 72-64
  Darrell Jenkins and Jeremy Ingram scored 19 points apiece to lead East Carolina to a 72-64 victory over UNC Greensboro on Saturday.
-Lady Pirates Fall in TD Banknorth Classic, 57-43
-Swimming & Diving Remains In Seventh Place After Day Two Of Nike Cup

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU's title hopes up in the air
  As Clark Fangmeier's kick sailed through the uprights Saturday evening in Rice Stadium, East Carolina's postseason momentum went right with it.
-Pirate men put an end to road skid
  East Carolina freshman John Fields had every reason to fear UNC Greensboro standout Kyle Hines Saturday night.
-Injury hurts ECU on offensive line
-Paint it purple and gold
  Group forming to find ways to 'brand' ECU

Pirates Lose a Tough One on Last Second Field Goal

ECU drops the ball
New Bern Sun Journal

Rice tops East Carolina in final seconds
At 6-5, Owls bowl eligible after Fangmeier's last-second FG
Houston Chronicle

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pirates come up short
-Pirates pull away to spoil Spartans' home-opener

Dement lament- No help outside
  With a sizable, loud Pirates contingent in the sellout crowd of 1,831, ECU stormed back
Greensboro News-Record

Rice kicks field goal to complete 18-17 comeback win over ECU
Winston Salem Journal

From the Washington Daily News
-ECU hoops top Spartans for first road victory
-Fangmeier’ s field goal sinks Pirates in final seconds

November 18, 2006
Married to a Scorpio Support Day

-Monroe: Kevin's Keys to the Game
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Si Seymour, Kevin Miller)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

ECU baseball bringing in 10-man class
UTEP edges Pirates in C-USA volleyball
West Virginia steamrolls Pitt

Pirate Gameday
-Pirate athletic event calendar
ECU All Access

East Carolina @ Rice
Rice Stadium at Rice University - Houston, TX  -3:00 PM EST
Gameday Forecast: East Carolina @ Rice

WNCT (Live Pregame and Postgame coverage)

East Carolina @ UNC-G
Fleming Gym
- Greensboro, NC - 7:00 PM EST

-Women's Basketball Escapes Harvard, 80-71
-Basketball Pirates Head To Greensboro Saturday
-Swimming & Diving Teams In Seventh Place After Day One Of Nike Cup
-Volleyball Falls To UTEP, 3-2, In C-USA Tournament

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-East title in reach for ECU
  In an improbable battle of C-USA's two hottest teams, ECU (6-4 overall, 5-2 C-USA) is in Houston today to square off with a Rice team riding the confidence of slaying the league's top dragon last week.
-Pirates play for C-USA's East Division title
-Pirates look to end road woes at UNCG
-ECU women get first win

ECU can clinch division title with win
  East Carolina will enter 70,000-seat Rice Stadium today as homecoming guests of the Rice Owls.
Fayetteville Observer

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Rice on menu for Pirates
  ECU looks to clinch Eastern Division title
-Right To Ross
  ECU cornerback has keen sense for picking off passes

Win today will put ECU in title game
Winston Salem Journal

Pirates looking to be crowned champs
  A win today by the East Carolina Pirates would give them the Conference USA East championship, and the right to play for the C-USA title.
Washington Daily News

East Carolina can clinch C-USA East
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice hoping for bowl berth
  Owls must keep winning, get help to realize dream
-Rice receiver Dillard makes cut for award

Pirates take aim at C-USA East title
Raleigh News & Observer

UNCG comes home to entertain East Carolina on Saturday night

November 17, 2006
Paint it PURPLE Friday
Homemade Bread Day

-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
Can ECU hoops construct a parallel universe?
WNCT: Talk of the Town (guest Rick Miller)

WNCT: Pirate Insider Report
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Pirates reschedule hoops contest with NCCU
ECU volleyball places three on all-league team
Top-ranked SMU goes down in NCAA soccer

C-USA Volleyball Championship Match Four - UTEP 3, East Carolina 2
  Miners upset the Pirates, 3-2; East Carolina finishes its season at 19-12.

-Pirate Baseball Inks Ten In Early Signing Period
-Women's Basketball Travels to Vermont This Weekend
-ECU's Krug Named To C-USA All-Academic Team
-Lady Pirate Golf Signs Three In Early Period
-Adams Brothers Head West For Second Stage Of Q-School

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Slate riding big wave at ECU
  Beach-enthused defensive linemen is playing well for Pirates.
-ECU women preparing for busy basketball weekend
-Preps: Worthington still humble

Holland still has the touch
  Long before Charles Schulz gave birth to "Peanuts" or Bill Watterson conjured up "Calvin and Hobbes," comic page connoisseurs around the country reveled in the adventures of "Terry and the Pirates" from 1934 to 1973. Now the story, if not the strip, has been revived in Greenville, N.C., of all places.
Washington (DC) Times

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Win and ECU’s in, lose and situation is cloudy
  If East Carolina beats Rice this weekend, the Pirates will sail to the Conference USA championship game — and a bowl game.
-Raines takes a lot from Owls’ early losses

Tom Suiter- Picks For Nov. 18
  Man, have the ECU fans come out of the woodwork!

From the Kinston Free Press
-ECU seniors remember tough times
-NL trio sign to play DI baseball
  Sthil Sowers signed his national letter of intent to play for East Carolina University

Preps: No complaints from Boddie, but...
  In December and January, North Atlanta QB Justin Boddie will make his five visits and make a decision. He’ll travel to Central Florida, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Tulane and Indiana.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

This has been the year of the college football underdog
  Whatever happened to having a general idea of how your favorite college team was going to perform from year to year?
Clayton News Daily

Truly, A Homecoming
  After wrapping up a 4-3 season schedule on the road with a 41-38 double overtime win at Tulsa, the Rice Owls come home for the last two of the regular season.

Rice Football wins fourth straight game
The Rice Thresher

November 16, 2006
Great American Smokeout
MADDs Tie One On For Safety Holiday Ribbon Campaign (11/16-12/31)

-Myatt: View From The 'ville
Owls overshadow Pack on ECU's priority list

WNCT: Talk of the Town (guest Greg Hudson)
WNCT: Tuesday Tailgate on Wednesday
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Paterno's hall of fame induction postponed
Tressel downplays his dominance vs. Michigan
ECU softball announces pair of signees

-Men's Basketball Game With North Carolina Central Rescheduled
-Softball Receives Two Commitments During Early Signing Period

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Ready for impact
  Back from a knee injury, ECU running back Dominique Lindsay says he's ready to contribute.
-Charity case- Pirates' struggles at stripe prove costly
-Turnovers key to Owls' recent winning streak
-Pirates fall in OT

ECU back on the road
  Pirates can clinch C-USA East Division with win
The East Carolinian

VAST IMPROVEMENT- ECU's defense has become quite stingy
Winston Salem Journal

Two county athletes announce college plans
  Cam Freeman of Cape Fear is bound for East Carolina University on a baseball scholarship
Fayetteville Observer

In Jacksonville, Playoff Hopes Again Rest on Garrard
New York Times

November 15, 2006
America Recycles Day

-BVL: Spiders bite Pirates in OT
WNCT: Talk of the Town (guest Art Chansky)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Pirates control their fate in East Division race
Pinkney in star game, playing for Buddy Ryan
ECU's Lee named special teams player of week

-Pirates Fall In Overtime Thriller
  Ryan Butler's 3-pointer with 1:12 remaining gave Richmond the lead in overtime and the Spiders held off East Carolina Tuesday night for a 71-67 win.
-ECU's Pinkney Selected for All-American Classic

Spiders respond nicely
  Youth isn't a problem as UR wins opener; Geriot's big trey creates overtime
Richmond Times Dispatch

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Richmond rallies, beats ECU in OT
  Captain leads Pirates with 22 points
-ESPNU wages cable war
  Thanks to the television channel that virtually no one gets, East Carolina and N.C. State, on Nov. 25, are going to start a football game at 7 p.m.

Pinkney picked for All-Star Game
  Holtz not focusing on Conference USA championship hopes
New Bern Sun Journal

ECU coach hopes theories lead to title
  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Washington Daily News

Conference USA has four bowl-eligible teams
   Rice within one win of first bowl game in 44 seasons
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Houston Chronicle
Owls rely on their TD machine- QB Clement
-RICE NOTEBOOK- Turnover turnaround makes difference
   Owls' plus-11 margin ranks fifth nationally

Richmond 71, E. Carolina 67, OT
Durham Herald-Sun (AP)

ECU volleyball coach turns program around
The East Carolinian

November 14, 2006
Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day
National Young Readers Day

-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
A day for wins and remembrances
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz weekly press conference
WNCT: Talk of the Town (guest John Hood)
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show (guest Donnie Thompson)

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
ECU-NCSU kickoff moved to 7 p.m. for TV
Butch will succeed Bunting at UNC-Chapel Hill
Conference USA coaches make debuts
Pirates seeded sixth in C-USA volleyball
Lady Pirates drop hoops opener to JMU

-Men's Basketball Visits Richmond Tuesday Night
-East Carolina-North Carolina State Kickoff Moved To 7:00 p.m.
  Pirates and Wolfpack To Battle On ESPNU
-Pirate Gameday Central
  East Carolina will officially close out its 2006 Conference USA slate when it visits Rice in Houston Saturday beginning at 3:00 p.m. (EST). The Pirates, who have won six of their last eight games, will also try to make it five in a row for the first time since 1999 after notching a 33-20 win against Marshall in the Pirates' home finale last week.
-Weekly Press Luncheon Quotes
  East Carolina University head football coach Skip Holtz addressed members of the media prior to this week's game against Rice
-Lee Named C-USA Special Teams Player-of-the-Week
  Lee Connected On A Personal-Best Four Field Goals
-Men's Basketball Receives Four Commitments During Early Signing Period
  Recruiting Class Is Athletic And Versatile

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Nov. 14, 1970- A long look back
  East Carolina beat Marshall, 17-14, in the final football home game of the season at Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, N.C. Rick Frederick, a sophomore wide receiver for the Pirates from nearby Goldsboro, went through the post-game routine and visited with his family before returning to the dorm.
-How did the crash impact Greenville?

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates' men face first road challenge
  After enjoying the spoils of home during Saturday's season-opening win in Minges Coliseum, East Carolina's men's basketball team will get its first road test today
-Holtz marvels at growth of ECU's defense
  East Carolina coach Skip Holtz saw some great defenses while parts of staffs at South Carolina and Notre Dame

Matruation of defense yields dividends for East Carolina
Kinston Free Press

Defense helps East Carolina surprising ascent in Conference USA
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Rice final conference contest for Pirates
  It’s official. Rice has East Carolina’s attention. With Rice’s 41-38 double-overtime win over Tulsa on Saturday, Pirates coach Skip Holtz said his team is well-aware of the challenge...
-ECU’s men’s hoops team has first road showdown
  Two of the nation’s youngest Division I basketball teams will meet tonight. East Carolina (1-0) hits the road to face Richmond in its season opener

Graham savors final home game
  Eric Graham stood surrounded by reporters Saturday night, answering questions about his roller coaster career at East Carolina.
Jacksonville Daily News

A special day for the seniors
  Pirates become bowl-eligible for the first ime in five years.
The East Carolinian

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pirates control own fate
  A victory Saturday over Rice would give East Carolina the Conference USA East Division crown and place the Pirates in the league's second title game
-Pack, ECU will play night game
  NCSU athletics director Lee Fowler said he had no concerns about the starting time.

From the Washington Daily News
-Pirates on verge of C-USA championship
  Over the last three weeks, the East Carolina Pirates have faced the top three running backs in Conference USA.
-East Carolina will try to avoid getting caught in Spiders’ web
  Three days after winning their season opener, 86-67 over Morgan State in Minges Coliseum, East Carolina (1-0) boarded the bus Monday for its first road trip of the year as it will face the Richmond Spiders tonight in Virginia.

Fuzzy-cheeked Spiders' lineup
Richmond Times Dispatch

Todd Graham Press Conference transcript
  Rice head coach Todd Graham looks at this week's Homecoming game with East Carolina

November 13, 2006
Sadie Hawkins Day

-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 287
Pirates banking on old truism
Denny O'Brien's Harris Poll ballot
-Monroe: Been There, Done That
Time-worn axiom is real for Pirates
-BVL: C-USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
-BVL: Rutgers Leaps to No. 6 in BCS Standings
Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Houston clinches C-USA championship berth
ECU volleyball slips in regular season finale
Grad rates: Athletes outperform student body

ECU Falls 82-66 at James Madison in Season Opener
  Jasmine Young Scores 16 To Lead Pirates

Pirates sent packing
  JMU wins in season opener vs. East Carolina
JMU The Breeze

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Football an all-consuming passion for ECU coaches
  Football coaches talk about watching other teams' games as though they were talking about watching women other than their wives.
-Fields, Blair enjoy first taste of college basketball
  In their first-ever college basketball games, John Fields and Gabe Blair, two freshmen, started.

ECU nabs fourth-straight win
  Yet again, Pirates’ defense the anchor in another victory
New Bern Sun Journal

From the East Carolinian
-Pirates earn a 'special' win
-Pirates pull away in second half

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Stopping Bradshaw key to East Carolina's victory
  Saturday's Marshall football loss at East Carolina definitely had a Kansas State feel to it.
-Marshall fan killed returning from game
  56-year-old Dannie Booth was killed in a car wreck in New Bern, N.C., while returning home from supporting his team on Saturday night.
-For Slate, catches keep on coming

Marshall squanders McClellan’s big plays
Charleston Gazette Mail

Copper has career game but has costly fumble
  Terrance Copper was making the most of his opportunity.
Washington Daily News

Four picks double Garrard's career total
  Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio blamed only one interception on Garrard, but that might have been the biggest one.
Florida Times Union

Dropped passes tell the tale
  In his third consecutive start, Garrard suffered through a nightmarish afternoon. He completed just 15 of 34 passes for 214 yards, no touchdowns and a 25.5 passer rating.

Blog: Todd Graham's not shy about affection
  The Owls have survived the road by turning an 0-4 start into a 5-5 record with bowl aspirations, they return home for their final two contests.
Houston Chronicle


November 19, 2006

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Loss puts Amato in hot water
  That Amato is in trouble -- big, loud trouble -- isn't the question. He is.
-Devils left behind
-Season gets rougher for Coker's Canes
  Sewell helps Cavaliers stay in bowl hunt.

Amato's stock isn't on the rise
Durham Herald-Sun

Will Amato suffer the same fate?
Fayetteville Observer

From the Charlotte Observer
-Losses, questions mount for Amato
-Bunting- Amato was sincere
-ACC suffers growing pains

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Big plays sink Deacs- Long passes, solid defense lift Hokies to a 27-6 victory
  WFU can still win division title next week against Maryland
-Deacs will try to forget bad night as soon as they can

Deacons down, but not out
Greensboro News-Record

A welcome romp
  USC offense unstoppable in blowout
Columbia (SC) State

November 18, 2006

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Bunting's final two are fitting
-Deacs will not overlook Hokies
  Win gives Wake its first 10-win season.
-High-flying Wolfpack soars past Hornets

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Deacons' offense goes forward by running reverse
-Bunting readies for finale at Kenan

Stockstill faces former team today when Gamecocks take on MTSU
Anderson Independent

Gamecocks shoot for sixth victory
  It would seem the University of South Carolina is primed for a letdown today in its final game of the season at Williams-Brice Stadium against Middle Tennessee State.
Greenville (SC) News

From the Winston Salem Journal
-'We can improve'- Grobe says Deacs haven't hit their peak
-Heels-Pack will not lack for intensity

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Hyman’s hard work to begin
  Now that USC’s athletics director has a facilities plan, he must find the funding
-Tigers catch second wind
  Clemson rebounds from tired effort with rout of Mountaineers

November 17, 2006

Pat ’n Steve Show
  White, Slaton pass and run WVU past Panthers
Charleston Gazette Mail

Who runs UNC? Athletics or academics?
  Is Board of Governors poised to give Davis and Chapel Hill a pass?
Charlotte Observer

Trustees to ratify Davis deal soon
  Incoming coach still must sign contract
Raleigh News & Observer

Facility upgrades will cost nearly $200 million
  USC will face East Carolina in the 2008 home opener in late February 2008.

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Game plan for USC facilities unveiled
-Coaches slow recruiting
  With only about six roster spots left to fill, Tigers scheduling fewer unofficial visits

Middle Tennessee's Stockstill returns to South Carolina
Lexington Dispatch (AP)

No bowls for ’Pack or Heels
Asheville Citizen-Times

From the Durham Herald Sun
-NC State struggling to find its strength
  It's probably too late to establish an identity, but what can the Wolfpack depend on as it tries to save face against rivals UNC and East Carolina
-Eagles debut tonight
  Following Saturday's game the Eagles will have a week off, followed by a Nov. 26 game at East Carolina
-Heels vs. Pack has lost luster
-McClure leads Devils past UNCG

Little UNCG no match for Duke's tall lineup
Greensboro News-Record

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Ignoring the Pain- WFU upperclassmen play through injuries, leading by example
-Mountaineers await seeding for I-AA playoffs
-Appalachian State to take on 4-0 Clemson

November 16, 2006

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-State tackles gauntlet
  UNC, ECU await Amato's Wolfpack.
-Brand defends NCAA
  NCAA President Myles Brand aggressively defended the organization's tax-exempt status in a 25-page letter to Congress, arguing the primary goal of the NCAA is education.
-Heels rally by Eagles
  The Heels needed all the might they could muster to wrest a 73-66 NIT Season Tip-Off victory from underdog Winthrop, a Big South power that played big-time ball at Bobcats Arena.
-Canes go out with bang on final, friendly clang
-Bobcats stun Spurs

Bragging rights . . . and a whole lot more
  WVU needs win over Pitt to keep BCS hopes alive
Charleston Gazette Mail

WVU Football- Seniors hope to avoid another Pittfall
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Help! UNCG's Hines needs more support
  UNCG plays tonight at No. 11 Duke (2-0),
Greensboro News-Record

Buzz returns to N.C.
  Nearly 20 months after being fired from Tennessee, Peterson is hardly wallowing away at Coastal Carolina.
Fayetteville Observer

From the Charlotte Observer
-March Madness comes early
  In the rare college basketball game that will help both teams, North Carolina-Chapel Hill edged Winthrop 73-66 Wednesday on an eventful night at Bobcats Arena.
-Winthrop still having trouble closing out
  Eagles lead UNC-CH in first half, but fade away
-Theismann gets an earful

Tigers hold off Paladins
Spartanburg Herald Journal

W&M won't go to court over logo
Hampton Roads Daily Press

FSU likely looking outside
  J. Bowden's exit could force Seminoles to fill two spots
Tallahassee Democrat

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Scott denies rumors of FSU job
  Offensive line coach says he has no plans to leave Clemson
-Bowden gets officials ready for USC return
  USC returns to Clemson next week for the first time since the teams’ infamous 2004 brawl.

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Rice to return to USC for junior year
  Spurrier feels move will help Gamecocks contend in 2007
-ACC championship should be priority, Bowden says

Devils struggling in the 'blue' zone
Durham Herald Sun

Seahawks out of tune vs. pressure
Wilmington Star-News

IN THE BLOOD- Lefty Driesell's grandsons are on the Georgia Tech and Georgia State rosters
Winston Salem Journal

November 15, 2006

Stockstill tries to balance USC, Troy games
  This is a tough week for Middle Tennessee State coach Rick Stockstill -- and not because he's returning to the state where he spent many years as an assistant at both South Carolina and Clemson.
Greenville (SC) News

Bowden discusses USC
  Tommy Bowden knows beating South Carolina is important. After all, Clemson’s eighth-year coach is 6-1 against the Gamecocks, and one of those victories — a 63-17 blowout in 2003 — helped save his job.
Anderson Independent

From the Wilmington Star-News
-Turned over and out
  UNCW lost its point guard to foul trouble and folded under Tennessee's pressure in an 87-75 defeat in the second round of the NIT Season Tip-Off
-Seahawks baseball signs up five
  Ironically, he formed a bond with Seahawk pitching coach Scott Jackson at camp at East Carolina.

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Hale helps Deacons pull out win in OT
-Deacs say they are focusing on Hokies

Hallelujah! Wake finds true believers
Greensboro News-Record

From the Charlotte Observer
-A winning record, new hope for Panthers
-Bobcats victims of Peja outburst
  Stojakovic scores 42, a career high, to lead Hornets to victory

For Canes, 3 out of 4 ain't bad
Raleigh News & Observer

Indians play name game
  Newberry might not change nickname, is likely to wait for result of lawsuit
Columbia (SC) The State

November 14, 2006

From the Charlotte Observer
-Watch out, Wake! ACC now Davis' for the taking
  The ACC is a football wasteland, open and unclaimed. There are good teams, and at Virginia Tech, a good program. But the conference has more in common with the mid-majors than it does the SEC.
-USC's Spurrier reprimanded for comments
-2nd half- Panthers discover offense
-NBA Gameday- Bobcats at Hornets

From the Winston Salem Journal
-No Letdown- Amato says N.C. State will have plenty of motivation despite losing shot at bowl
-Challenging- Bucknell a tough foe for WFU
North Carolina's hire looks like sure thing, but proof will be in the pudding

Logan- Davis good choice as coach for UNC-CH
  Steve Logan should know. He comes from the same Tulsa area in Oklahoma where Butch Davis grew up. He served alongside Davis as an assistant coach on Jimmy Johnson’s staff at Oklahoma State. Logan also owns a 2-0 record against Davis-coached teams at Miami.
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-UNC-CH next overhaul for Davis
  New Tar Heels coach used thorough recruiting to retool a Hurricanes program that was a 'mess,' former Miami assistant Don Soldinger says.
-UNC-CH's football future in Davis' hands
  Davis is 0-2 versus ECU
-New reign at UNC-CH could benefit ACC
  ECU's Skip Holtz and Wake Forest's Jim Grobe have made themselves known and respected within the state's high school coaching clan
-Practicality dictates announcement

Wake Forest must keep winning to avoid bowl-game shaft
Greensboro News-Record

Clemson bowl spot up in air
  Gator Bowl wants Tigers, but division race could be a factor
Columbia (SC) The State

Spurrier more interested in winning than bowl talk
Greenville (SC) News

November 13, 2006

From the Pittsburgh Post Gazette
-Basketball- Pitt, Dixon open season with 86-67 win in Maggie Dixon Classic
  Pitt trailed, 9-7, at the 15:57 mark of the first half, but East Carolina transfer Mike Cook made consecutive layups to spark a 20-5 run in the next eight minutes that gave the Panthers control of the game.
-Pitt men's notebook
  Cook, the East Carolina transfer finished 7 of 11 from the field for a game-high 17 points.

Tom Suiter- State, Carolina Playing For A Lot

Hokies need more offense vs. surprising Deacons
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Wake Forest holds its bowl destiny in its hands with two games left
-Bunting, seniors prepare for final game at Kenan

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Heels to hire Davis
  Announcement possible this week.
-Panthers looking to seal the deal against Bucs
  One team can't seem to get started. The other can't finish.
-Cavaliers christen new arena in style

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Duke off and running against Columbia
-Tar Heels Cruise to 83-32 Victory
-NCCU nets NO. 1 seed
-Canes get home test from Sabres tonight

From the Charlotte Observer
-Panthers put their money on line
-POCKET GUIDE- Bucs-Panthers

Tigers rejuvenated, ranked, ready for rest
  It was hard to tell what meant more to Clemson star Gaines Adams -- the victory against North Carolina State or the sense of relief he and the Tigers take into their off week.
Spartanburg Herald Journal

Big men key for UNCW
  UNC-Wilmington center Vladimir Kuljanin arrived at practice this week sporting a new haircut - shaved tight on the sides, with a narrow tuft of black hair standing up in the middle.
Wilmington Star News

Redskins report- Portis could miss a month with broken hand
The Virginian Pilot



November 19, 2006

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Eagles survive, aim for East title
Rice's upset gives USM chance at division crown
-Backcourt trio helps Eagles improve to 3-0
  It appears that Southern Miss does indeed have more than one point guard on its roster this season.

Southern Miss claims first place
Golden Eagles survive UAB's 20-point fourth-quarter rally; to face Marshall for C-USA East title
Mobile Register

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-USM gets its second chance
-Southern Miss controls UAB
Southern Miss got the help it needed from Rice, then held on to beat Alabama-Birmingham 25-20 on Saturday before an M.M. Roberts Stadium crowd of 27,749.
-My mind is imprinted with Marshall plane crash

From the Hattiesburg American
-Eagles douse Blazers
-Eagles bowl bound, but where

From the Birmingham News
-Golden Eagles fly past Blazers again
The comeback from a 23-point deficit was commendable. The debut performance by quarterback Joseph Webb was exciting. The future doesn't look as dim as the present.

UH downs Memphis, lands spot as host of C-USA final
Just win, baby.
Houston Chronicle

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Gritty Tigers lose heartbreaker
When the UofM needed a key play in the closing minute of regulation -- and in the overtime period -- it failed to convert. As a result, the Tigers (1-10, 0-7 C-USA) dropped a 23-20 decision to Houston (9-3, 7-1).
-Tigers wowed by beauty on Maui

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP sees bowl hopes all but vanish with ugly loss
  UTEP's bowl hopes became improbable Saturday, as the Miners were manhandled by Marshall 49-21 before 20,783 fans in Huntington, W.Va.
-Turnovers haunt Miners, lose to Marshall 49-21

Bradshaw has career night to lead Marshall to victory
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Tinkering with the offense works for Herd in victory
-Bradshaw carries Herd past UTEP
-Herd still clinging to slim bowl hopes

Bradshaw runs wild in Herd’s 49-21 rout
Gets 261 yards, 5 TDs vs. UTEP
Charleston Gazette

Green Wave turns back Knights
Izzy Route's career at Tulane already had generated enough for small talk. He had two career interceptions and a couple of dazzling punt returns, with the two suspensions topping the conversation list about him.
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Another tough defeat
When you've had the kind of season UCF has had in 2006, you don't expect many gifts.
-Defense is solid again

SMU bowls over Tulsa, 34-24
Dallas Morning News

Meltdown versus Mustangs
Tulsa coach Steve Kragthorpe was asked if Saturday's stunning 34-24 road defeat to SMU stung more than any others this season. 'They all feel the same,' Kragthorpe said. 'Losing sucks.'
Tulsa World

November 18, 2006

Conference USA Scoreboard

Eagles survive, aim for East title
Golden Eagles rooting for Rice to beat East Carolina to keep hopes alive for East Division title
Mobile Register

Golden Eagles need Rice for some bowl gravy
The Golden Eagles need the Owls to knock off East Carolina to have a shot at capturing the East Division of C-USA and a spot in the league's title game.
Biloxi Sun Herald

Plenty at stake for Eagles
Hattiesburg American

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Blazers covet first victory over Eagles
-Look out for...
-3 Keys for Southern Miss
-Alabama State at Southern Miss

From the Birmingham News
-Moving forward
  UAB head coach Watson Brown didn't use statistics to prove the toughness of the Southern Miss defense. Instead he suggested that the video of last week's dominating performance by the Golden Eagles defenders in a 31-3 thumping of Tulane might be more telling.
-Road-weary Blazers ready for fast-paced Wyoming
  UAB basketball coach Mike Davis laughs softly and shrugs his shoulders when asked about the difficulties of reaching his team's destination for tonight's non-conference game against Wyoming.

-Rice's Dillard Named a Finalist for Biletnikoff Award
-Owls Take 92-91 Thriller From Ole Miss
-Marshall Drops Heartbreaker To Robert Morris
-Women's Hoop Roundup

Payback for Memphis remains on Cougars' minds
Houston Chronicle

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Streaking Cougars aim for outright title
-Tiger football preview
-Tigers plan some fun before they run and gun

From the Dallas Morning News
-SMU must pass test to go bowling
-Preview- Tulsa-SMU

Tulsa at SMU- Hurricane looks to end losing streak
Tulsa World

From the Charleston Gazette Mail
-Herd seniors looking to finish strong
-One that got away
  Marshall squanders 15-point lead, falls to Robert Morris

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Snyder remembers Schembechler
-Seniors bid final home farewell
-Marshall-UTEP game notes

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Flux of youth tops O'Leary's priorities
-Hard work pays off for Bittong

November 17, 2006

-Three Men's Basketball Games Moved To ESPN
-Houston Men's Basketball Team Plays Host To Monmouth
-Owls Host Ole Miss in Home Opener Friday
-Wise and Hill Score 20 Points to Lead the Southern Miss Men's Basketball to 77-67 Win over UT Martin

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-U of M, NCAA probe pay allegations
-Latest allegations have all-too-familiar ring to them
-U of M, NCAA investigating allegations former player took money
-Tigers find long-range stroke in Maui tune-up victory
-Victories mark Tiger senior class

RB Battle gives UH thunder in the backfield
Houston Chronicle

Brother's letters reason to succeed
  The inspiration won't come solely from the desire to snap a six-game losing streak to Southern Mississippi or the hope of putting a positive ending on a disappointing season.
Birmingham News

From the Hattiesburg American
-Pressure is on USM offense against UAB
  The Southern Miss football team has had sizable defensive challenges to answer as of late. 
-N. Texas contacts Butler
  Southern Miss assistant head coach Randy Butler confirmed Wednesday that he has spoken to North Texas athletic director Rick Villarreal about taking over the Mean Green football program following the 2007 season.

Coming UTEP QB battle should be intense
El Paso Times

Marshall seniors take spotlight against UTEP
Huntington Herald Dispatch

From the Dallas Morning News
-Willis gives SMU bowl full of hope
-SMU WR Sanders will miss Tulsa game

November 16, 2006

-C-USA Volleyball All-Academic Team Announced
  East Carolina senior Heidi Krug, who earlier in the season became ECU's all-time leader in assists, has maintained a 4.0 GPA in biology and was the only unanimous pick.
-UH Football Daily Practice Report
-Memphis Basketball Notes
-Almond's Big Night Leads Rice Past Colorado State
-Golden Hurricane Cruise Past St. Gregory's, 88-64
-UTEP, UC Davis to Tangle in '06-'07 Home Opener
-Men's Basketball Plays Host to UT Martin Thursday Night at Green Coliseum

USM hopes for shot at title
  Team will face Blazers on Saturday
Biloxi Sun Herald

Eagles getting stingier
Mobile Register

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Tennessee-Martin at Southern Miss
-'Good while it lasted!' USM 'D' must move on

SMU feeling bowl pressure
Dallas Morning News

From the Charleston Daily Mail
-Fate created a bond on that tragic night
-Review- ‘We Are Marshall' will leave audiences crying, cheering

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Price's memories of Huntington still vivid
-Speedy Higgins tough matchup for Herd

Sophomore McClellan a force for Marshall defense
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Birmingham News
-City's bowl game lines up title sponsor
  Birmingham's new football bowl game will be called the Papa John' Bowl after the pizza chain's online service, sources close to the bowl confirmed Wednesday.
-Redshirt freshman may get his turn at QB

CFN Staff Picks, Week 12, the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, CUSA, Ind.
College Football News

Fifth-year TU seniors ending wild ride
New Orleans Times Picayune

True devotion
Tulsa World

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Following coach pays off for Kolb
-On deep, talented Tiger roster, go-to player must emerge
-With recruiting done, Tigers 'in good shape'
-U of M Notebook- Grandberry thriving in return role

Miners prepared for home opener
El Paso Times

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Knights hold off rival Tars in overtime
-Freshman tight end makes mark

November 15, 2006

From the El Paso Times
-A day they'll never forget
  It happens every Nov. 14.  The Memorial Fountain at Marshall in Huntington, W.Va. -- a fountain that has 75 points that represents each person that died on a tragic plane crash 36 years ago Tuesday -- stops flowing for the winter. A wreath is placed on the fountain. "Amazing Grace" is sung. And an entire community mourns...Again.
-Thundering Herd has great respect for Miners

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Never mind redemption, Tigers try to dodge history
  They have suffered through one-win seasons before, but never following a year in which they went to a bowl game.
-Twins likely to sign with Tigers today
  The University of Memphis is hoping to receive another big recruiting haul this morning...Make that two.

More talk about the 'D'
  University of Southern Mississippi football defensive coordinator Jay Hopson said he didn't have time to marvel about his unit's fabulous game against Tulane on Saturday.
Hattiesburg American

-Six C-USA Players Named to NCBWA Preseason All-American Team
  Three Rice Players Joined by Marshall, Memphis and Tulane Standouts
-C-USA Women's Basketball Notebook
-Swimming & Diving Notebook
-Quotes from Mark Snyder's Weekly Press Conference
-Southern Miss Continues UAB Preparations
-Seminoles Edge Mustangs In Colonial Classic Final, 59-52
-Tulane Tops Rival UNO, 78-64
-Tulsa Opens Basketball Season on Wednesday Night
-UCF Baseball Releases One of the Most Exciting Schedules in School History

C-USA conference roundup, standings, player and game of the week
College Football News

College football conference races

Rice Falls to Gonzaga in Opening Round of NIT Season Tip-Off

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Option B works for TU
  Best guess is that most of what Dave Dickerson said to his team between last Friday, when it scored just 37 points in a 40-point, season-opening home loss to Butler, and Tuesday night, when Tulane hosted UNO at Fogelman Arena, couldn't be printed here.
  For one night, at least, Tulane brought back The Posse

O'Leary bears down at practice
Orlando Sentinel

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Herd hungry for bowl bid
-Ian Hoskins out for the season
  Marshall University's starting strong side linebacker was helped off the field late in last week's 33-20 loss at East Carolina.
-Hollywood at the Hall

USM to sign Brady
Biloxi Sun Herald

UAB notes
Birmingham News

Hurricane starts the new season with confidence
  A confident Charles Ramsdell will race onto the Reynolds Center floor during Tulsa's season opener on Wednesday night.
Tulsa World

SMU men fall to Florida State, 59-52
Dallas Morning News

November 14, 2006

Soul survivor
  Marshall assistant coach Red Dawson, for the only time in his coaching career, that November weekend in 1970, didn't fly with the team to a game.
YAHOO! Sports

-Football Notebook
  Houston will play either East Carolina or Southern Miss in the 2006 Conference USA Football Championship Game at a site to be determined on Friday, December 1 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Houston can earn the outright right to host the Championship Game with a win at Memphis on Saturday.
-Jeff Bower's Weekly Football News Conference
-Men's Basketball Notebook
-Lafayette nails three-pointer at the buzzer to give Houston a 102-99 overtime victory at Rhode Island
-Tulane Hosts Crosstown Rival UNO this Tuesday
-Volleyball Notebook

From the Charleston Gazette Mail
-This year's MU remembrance different
  It takes a mere flip of a switch to turn off the fountain at Marshall’s Memorial Student Center. Stopping the flow of tears every Nov. 14 can be a lot more difficult.
-Herd, UTEP still alive for bowl spots
  When Texas-El Paso visits Huntington Saturday, it will face a similar situation to that of Marshall — the Miners have no shot to win their division but need to win to think about the postseason.

See Herd not run; see Herd not win
Charleston Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Corrected stats show McClellan's disruptive performance
-UTEP faces long road before Herd game
  Marshall University football players can sympathize with UTEP's jet-lagged legs.
-Focus today belongs on victims of crash

UH slips by Rhode Island in OT
Houston Chronicle

No secret- USM players hope to focus on UAB
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Birmingham News
-Two victories would ease UAB's pain
  Bowl eligibility and a Conference USA East Division championship were the carrots dangling in front of the UAB football team for the past four weeks.
  Six hurt in loss to UTEP

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Nowhere to go but up
  It wasn't long ago that Tulane Coach Chris Scelfo was saying his team had proved it could bounce back from adversity and that it needed to take the next step and show it could follow a win with another.
-Friends reunite tonight as foes
  In September 2005 when Hurricane Katrina forced the Tulane basketball team to relocate at Texas A&M for the fall semester, then first-year Green Wave coach Dave Dickerson didn't know anyone in College Station except for Aggies assistant Buzz Williams, whom he'd met that summer on the recruiting circuit.

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers making habit of falling behind quickly
-Tigers figure to face plenty of zone defenses

TU keeps its focus on positives
Tulsa World

Miner coordinator logical candidate for teams
El Paso Times

November 13, 2006

-Men's Basketball Weekend Round-Up
-Women's Hoop Roundup
-Tulsa Earns No. 1 Seed in 2006 Conference USA Volleyball Championship

Let sense of urgency begin for Marshall
Beckley Register-Herald

ON SET- We Are Marshall's Director McG and Writer Jamie Linden

TU seeks turnaround
  Up next for Tulsa is a trip to SMU. The Mustangs are one victory from the six-win plateau needed for bowl eligibility and led C-USA West Division champion Houston 24-14 in the second half before giving up 20 straight points.
Tulsa World

SMU men win with buzzer-beater, 57-55
Dallas Morning News

From the El Paso Times
-Syracuse pulls away in second half, beats UTEP
-Miners gain valuable experience
  Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim pulled UTEP coach Tony Barbee aside in the press room Sunday night.

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH heads toward opener with smaller lineup
-WEEK IN REVIEW- Alridge makes most of his carries for UH
-Rice sets scoring record (118) in men's basketball

A big question
  Dorsey's toe injury has Tigers worried as team prepares for opener vs. Jackson State this week
Memphis Commercial Appeal