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East Carolina


Conference USA

November 26, 2006

-BVL: Game Center: ECU 21, N.C. State 16
-O'Brien: Win in Raleigh symbolic of quick turnaround
-O'Brien: Pizza Bowl for Pirates?
-BVL: ECU-NCSU Box Score/Statistics
-BVL: C-USA Standings, Scores, Schedule
-BVL: ECU Schedule, Scores, Attendance, Links
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz/NCSU post-game comments
WNCT Audio: Pepsi Game Day Countdown
WNCT Audio: Bud Light Post-Game Call-In Show
-Monroe: Kevin's Keys to the Game
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Pirates add Lugo to 2008 baseball class
VCU prevails over ECU in women's hoops
Tulsa gains momentum for postseason trip

East Carolina Closes Regular Season With 21-16 Victory Over N.C. State

Wolfpack falls 21-16 to East Carolina

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
Pirates postseason bound
  ECU tops N.C. State, 21-16
-ECU men host N.C. Central as part of doubleheader
-ECU athletics sprang from meager beginnings, on track for future

East Carolina wears out N.C. State
  The East Carolina Pirates polished off their best regular season since 2000 on Saturday, and may have sealed the fate of N.C. State coach Chuck Amato in the process.
Fayetteville Observer

Pirates bowl over N.C. State
  N.C. State security took down the goal posts and it was official
New Bern Sun Journal

From the Washington Daily News
-Pirates bolsters bowl hopes with win over Wolfpack
  As the celebration began for East Carolina, Chuck Amato stood on the opposite sideline and watched the final seconds of North Carolina State’s disappointing season dwindle away.
-From the basement to bowl-bound

Pirates down N.C. State, 21-16
Kinston Free Press

East Carolina defeats N.C. State 21-16
  East Carolina let N.C. State score a touchdown on its opening drive, but ECU came back to take a 21-16 win at Carter-Finley Stadium last night.
Winston Salem Journal

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pirates pop Pack
  East Carolina came to Carter-Finley Stadium seeking a victory, more respect and the assurance of a bowl bid. The Pirates achieved all of that with big plays and a defiant defense on the way to a 21-16 thumping of slumping N.C. State.
-State's loss to ECU seems eerily familiar
-ECU revels in its bowl eligibility

Pirates dump Wolfpack; Amato won't talk about job
Durham Herald Sun

ECU holds off Wolfpack to boost bowl chances
The Virginian Pilot (AP)

Jags call on Garrard
Orlando Sentinel

Garrard has plenty on the line
Buffalo News

November 25, 2006

-Monroe: Kevin's Keys to the Game
-BVL: Updated C-USA Standings, Scores, Schedule
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Kevin Monroe; The Chest)
WNCT: Tailgate Show
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

ECU-bound Herlocker paces Charlotte Catholic
Miami enters search mode for football coach
Boston College out of ACC title contention

Pirate Gameday
-Pirate athletic event calendar
ECU All Access

East Carolina @ NC State
Carter - Finley Stadium - Raleigh, NC
-7:00 PM EST
Gameday Forecast: East Carolina @ North Carolina State

WNCT (Live Pregame and Postgame coverage)

-Pirate Gameday Central
-Men's Basketball Set To Entertain North Carolina Central Sunday
-Women's Basketball Drops Heartbreaker at VCU, 78-73
-Rigoberto Lugo Signs NLI With ECU Baseball
-Swimmng & Diving Team Signs Five During Early Period

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pirates, Pack trade places
-Keys to the game- ECU at N.C. State

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-This time rivalry has a new feel
-ECU women fall at VCU

Pirates, Wolfpack resume rivalry
New Bern Sun Journal

Holtz- Pirates need to worry about themselves
Washington Daily News

ECU, N.C. State are fresh off tough games
inston Salem Journal

Pirates playing for plenty tonight
Kinston Free Press

Wolfpack, Pirates heading in opposite directions
Wilmington Morning Star (AP)

Wolfpack Tries To ‘Stop The Bleeding’

Week 12- East Carolina Pirates

November 24, 2006
Black Friday
Birthday - President Zachary Taylor (12th President)

-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
Walston clan's dispute all in the family

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

Herd takes ECU hopes to Hattiesburg
Gonzaga has a Garden party in NIT semifinals
Iowa State search eliminates two candidates

ECU's Drew now getting adjusted to tight end
Greenville Daily Reflector

Women's Basketball Heads To Richmond Friday Evening

High school basketball- Girls dazzling dozen
Greensboro News-Record

USA Today

November 23, 2006
Thanksgiving Day (US)
Birthday - President Franklin Pierce (14th President)

-Myatt: View From The 'ville
Holtz Thanksgiving list extends beyond football

WNCT: Talk of the Town (Thanksgiving Special)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Yow taking leave of absence for treatment
Marshall's Bradshaw nabs C-USA weekly honor

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Returning to Raleigh stirring Pirates' emotions
-Stokes dissects ECU win

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-ECU's winning philosophy
  Holtz uses a straightforward approach to turn the Pirates' program around.
-Here's what you can do if you don't have ESPNU
  Saturday's football game between N.C. State and East Carolina was originally scheduled to start at 1 p.m., which meant it would not have been televised.

Gary Hahn's Scouting Report: East Carolina

Roach not ready to be finished
Washington Daily News

Glenn grad has been a major factor in the resurgence of ECU's defense
inston Salem Journal

November 22, 2006
Sagittarius Begins
Anniversary - Assassination of John F. Kennedy

-Hinton: Henry's Highlights
Priorities diverge for Pirates, Pack

-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 289
C-USA seeking additional options

-BVL: Hoops: Jenkins burns Limestone
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Pirates face Houston if Marshall wins
Former teammates push Raye for MSU coach
SMU's Wideman named academic player of year

WNCT: Talk of the Town

-Men's Basketball Runs Past Limestone
  East Carolina made seven first half 3s, shot 57 percent from the floor and rolled to a 19-point halftime lead en route to an 80-54 win over Limestone here Tuesday night.
-Old Dominion Holds Off Late ECU Run, Escapes with 77-66 Win

Balanced Pirates run mark to 3-1
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates' line takes hit with Graham's knee injury
-ECU vs. N.C. State- All-Time Series
-ECU off to fast start
  Pirates rout Limestone, 80-54

NCSU prepares for a new ECU
  NC State coach Chuck Amato knows the East Carolina team visiting Raleigh on Saturday night is a lot different than the one he saw two seasons ago.
Rocky Mount Telegram

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Pirates easily dispose of Saints on hardcourt
-Pinkney’s senior year is starting to wind down

C-USA teams scramble for bowls' approval
  With eight teams vying for the league's five guaranteed bowl bids, there's a good chance at least one bowl-eligible team will be left home for the holidays.
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Lady Monarchs hand East Carolina loss
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Lady Monarchs grab first win
  ODU earned its first win of the season on Tuesday, defeating East Carolina 77-66 at the Constant Center.
The Virginian Pilot

Garrard's crisp performance puts Jags in playoff mix
USA Today

November 21, 2006
Ratification Day (North Carolina)

-Batten: Football Recruiting Report
Tight end Byrd a big catch in recruiting wars
Bailey: From the Anchor Desk

Wounds run deep after loss

BVL Audio: Skip Holtz weekly press conference
WNCT: Talk of the Town (guest Denny O'Brien)
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show (guest Harold Robinson)

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Duke, Wake runners named Rhodes scholars
UAB captures Conference USA volleyball
Old Dominion stuns Georgetown on the road

-Men's Hoops Welcomes Limestone To Minges Tuesday Night
  Fresh off its first road win in nearly a year, East Carolina returns home Tuesday night to face Limestone inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
-Weekly Press Luncheon Quotes
  East Carolina University head football coach Skip Holtz addressed members of the media prior to this week's game against N.C. State.
-Pirate Gameday Central
  East Carolina will officially wrap-up its 2006 regular season schedule when it visits N.C. State in Raleigh Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. (EST). The Pirates, who have won four of their last five and five of their last seven games, will try to bounce back after suffering an 18-17 loss at Rice in ECU's Conference USA finale last week.

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirate men to host Limestone tonight
  East Carolina is hoping tonight's game against Limestone College goes as well as it did last season.
-ECU aims to regroup against rival Wolfpack
  East Carolina coach Skip Holtz called the Pirates' effort at Rice last Saturday a failure on all counts, but simultaneously said there was no time to reflect on it with at least one more crucial game for which to prepare this season.

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Two coaches dealing with adversity
  Holtz: Pirates coping with devastating defeat
-Saints come marching in to Minges tonight
  After road split, East Carolina’s hoops squad eager for home cooking

From the Washington Daily News
-Pirates still trying to shake off Rice loss
  The rebounding has begun for East Carolina, and it started Sunday. One day after the Pirates’ heartbreaking, last-second 18-17 loss to Rice, East Carolina coach Skip Holtz had his team check into work for a film session and a 45-minute practice.
-East Carolina returns to Minges tonight
  After their first road trip of the season, the East Carolina Pirates will be back home tonight to take on the Div. II Limestone Saints

Pirates still recovering from loss at Rice
  The pain of East Carolina’s heart-wrenching 18-17 loss at Rice on Saturday manifested itself in a way Pirates coach Skip Holtz had never seen a day later.
Kinston Free Press

East Carolina looks to move on after crushing loss
Lexington Dispatch (AP)

Kicked in the teeth
  Loss to Rice changes bowl outlook
The East Carolinian

Bunn's 'D' has foes' number
  TV GAME: Don't expect any protests from the NC High School Athletic Association if East Carolina plays in a televised Friday night game next week
Raleigh News & Observer

-Garrard steals spotlight in rout of Giants
Garrard pleased

-Garrard has look of starting QB
Garrard Postgame

Night to remember for Jaguars
  Garrard, making his fourth start since Del Rio pulled Byron Leftwich because of his ankle injury, boosted his record to 3-1 as a starter and 7-2 for the past two seasons.
Florida Times-Union

November 20, 2006

-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 288
Rivalry lacking old luster
Denny O'Brien's Harris Poll ballot
-BVL: C-USA Standings, Scores & Schedule
-BVL: Ohio State, Michigan still 1, 2 in BCS Standings
Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Ohio State-Michigan rematch possible
Video helps inspire Tar Heels to beat State
Cords stepping down as AD at Marquette

Swimming & Diving Conclude Nike Cup Competition

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU receives home feeling in Greensboro
  East Carolina was represented well in UNC Greensboro's Fleming Gym Saturday night
-Pirates' eventful ride through the football season still has some twists ahead
  No one said the fine-tuning process would be easy.

Florida Times Union


November 26, 2006

Brown vows to return to Wolfpack
Greenville Daily Reflector

Bulls shut down WVU
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Unstoppable Deacs
  Moore rushes for 165 yards; line dominates
-Appalachian breezes to first-round playoff victory
-Coker's firing was the right call

After years of being on the outside, Deacs are on inside
Greensboro News Record

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Amato plans on staying
-Bunting exits a winner as Heels nip Duke
-Bad seasons end on well-played note
-Mistakes knock Eagles out of playoffs

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Heels block Duke's bid for a victory
  victory over the Blue Devils keyed by two kick returns for touchdowns by Brandon Tate and two blocked extra points by Kentwan Balmer.
-Special teams lapses prove costly for Blue Devils
-Eagles' title hopes intercepted

From the Spartanburg Herald Journal
  Four years of ridicule and rivalry reveling came to an end Saturday. When Jad Dean's kick sailed left of the crossbar, South Carolina was assured of its first victory against rival Clemson since 2001
-Wide LEFT
  Big-Play tigers come up 3 points short after Dean misses late kick

Ecstasy and agony
Anderson Independent

Tiger tamers
  USC rallies to end Tigers’ five-peat
Columbia (SC) The State

Tech jumps Cavaliers
  U.Va. won't be going to a bowl game for the first time since '01
Hampton Roads Daily Press

November 25, 2006

Amato On Very, Very Thin Ice

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Wolfpack can't count on offense
-Feels like finale for Amato
-Last bell rings for Bunting

Amato flaw- offensively challenged
Greensboro News Record

November 24, 2006

Trying Times- Amato has proven to be adept at dodging bullets
Winston Salem Journal

Saving the best for last?
Durham Herald-Sun

Duke's faith in Roof far from blind
  Football coach Ted Roof will stay for rebuilding process.
Raleigh News & Observer

Title game spot at stake as Wake goes to Maryland
  Demon Deacons coach Jim Grobe won a pivotal game at Maryland ... but not with Wake Forest.
Greensboro News-Record

Brawl recall
  Two years later, University of South Carolina senior Syvelle Newton says he doesn't regret standing at the bottom as the Clemson University players made their traditional run down the hill into Death Valley.
Greenville (SC) News

Backyard brawls not new to coaches’ wives
Columbia (SC) State

November 23, 2006

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Yow to take time off
  ECU Alum and N.C. State women's basketball coach Kay Yow will take a leave of absence from her team because of progression in her breast cancer
-Zags put clamps on Hansbrough, Heels
  Gonzaga holds Tyler Hansbrough to nine points, and the rest of the young Tar Heels' team can't pick up the slack as second-ranked UNC suffers its first loss of the season 82-74.
-For Miami, season could end tonight
-Canes' trip north goes south fast
-Give thanks, eat up ... and veg out
  Watch for the next Chuck Amato, the pride of Easton. Or maybe you'll see Tom Cruise, he of the fictional Pennsylvania team Ampipe in "All the Right Moves." Either way, it beats the Macy's parade.

From the Charlotte Observer
-49ers miss chance at win
-Duke AD's son pleads guilty in boat accident
-I give thanks

Clemson football family helps coach put life into perspective
  As son battles leukemia, staff rallies around young family
Greenville (SC) News

Alleva- Roof's job is not in jeopardy
  Saturday's annual battle for the Victory Bell will be the final game in the tenure of North Carolina coach John Bunting, but it won't be the final game for Duke coach Ted Roof.
Durham Herald-Sun

Could Rodriguez be among favorites for the Alabama job?
  Ready for another rumor involving West Virginia Coach Rich Rodriguez?
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

Plenty still undecided in ACC race
  Sources close to the NC State program believe that Coach Chuck Amato’s job is safe for now, but if the Wolfies lose to East Carolina this weekend
lottesville Daily Progress

End of a promising recruiting class at U.Va.
  Virginia's football recruiting class of 2002, which entered the program with more fanfare than any in school history, is down to a handful of players now and, possibly, one final game - Saturday at Virginia Tech.
Hampton Roads
Daily Press

South Florida’s come a long way in a short time
Charleston (WV) Gazette

November 22, 2006

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Devils let guard down
  Marquette runs past Duke in CBE Classic title game
-Judge orders arrest of ex-NCSU player
  A Chatham District Court judge has issued an order for the arrest of Marcus Melvin, a former N.C. State basketball player, after Melvin failed to appear in court Tuesday on charges that he tried to strangle his then-girlfriend.
-Deacons' backs set to return

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Bunting's ride almost over
-Duke drops CBE Classic final
-N.C. State 78, Valparaiso 64

Questions about Amato beginning to resurface
Rocky Mount Telegram

Amato- No crisis in NC State program
Charlotte Observer

Seniors play final game against East Carolina

Pat Dye- No Such Thing As "National Championship"

November 21, 2006

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Amato- No crisis for Wolfpack
  Chuck Amato isn't ready to concede that his program is in a crisis. But in the wake of N.C. State's poisonous loss to North Carolina on Saturday, the Wolfpack's embattled coach admitted that he'd face significant pressure to win if he returns for an eighth season in Raleigh.
-Duke hoping Victory Bell is enough motivation

Amato- Wolfpack football program is in good shape
Greensboro News-Record

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Amato is mum on future
  N.C. State coach, AD won't discuss his job status until after Saturday's season finale against East Carolina.
-Suicide claims Waters
  Ex-St. Augustine's assistant dies.
-Wake, two others vie for Atlantic title
  Wake Forest, Maryland and Boston College still are battling for the ACC's Atlantic Division football title going into the final week of regular-season play.
-New Heels coach may reap benefits of Bunting recruits
-Camels edge UNCW
  It was the Fighting Camels' first victory over UNCW since a 74-52 win in 1995.

From the Wilmington Star-News
-Seahawks clipped by Camels
-Amato- Pack not in crisis

From the Winston Salem Journal
-'A Season of Inches'- Near misses have left N.C. State's Amato feeling a little bit on edge this season
-Last Shot- Duke is trying to avoid its first 12-loss season
-No. 9 Devils roll to final
  Nelson leads Duke past Air Force 71-56 in CBE Classic semi
-Study In Contrasts- Young WFU team will play veteran Vanderbilt tonight
-Appalachian downs Montreat 78-63

Gamecocks own momentum edge over Tigers
Anderson Independent

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Furman heading out West
  It will be turkey sandwiches to go for the Furman Paladins as they spend Thanksgiving weekend on the road at Montana State as the football playoffs begin.
-USC seniors try to avoid 0-for-Clemson
-Spurrier shuns Miami rumor

U.Va. vs. Tech may not be great, but it's looking better
The Virginian Pilot

Cup full of intrigue
  A win against Tech would be the perfect way for U.Va. to put memories of unexpected losses to Western Michigan and East Carolina behind it.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Big East still fights a double standard
  You knew it was coming, right? Well, Rich Rodriguez did, too.
Charleston (WV) Gazette

NASCAR enters critical offseason
Charlotte Observer

November 20, 2006

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Amato's mind on ECU
  Coach concentrating on Pack's finale, not on his future.
-Postgame clipboards - NC State
  The only hope for State (3-8, 2-6 ACC) this week against East Carolina (6-5) is that the Wolfpack's seniors play with as much energy and emotion as UNC-CH's seniors did on Saturday.
-Injuries mounting for Wake tailbacks

ODU wins one for the ages at Georgetown
  Old Dominion University pulled off its biggest victory in over 25 years Sunday, beating No. 8 Georgetown 75-62 and hitting the mute button on a raucous standing-room-only crowd of 2,500 at tiny McDonough Arena.
The Virginian Pilot

Win over Tech would be huge for Groh
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Gamecocks rally to clip Lipscomb
  Red-shirt freshman Dominique Archie and Brandon Wallace each scored a career-high 20 points as South Carolina rallied from a 14-point first-half deficit to beat Lipscomb 75-68 on Sunday at the Colonial Center.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Columbia (SC) State
Spurrier- No interest in Miami
  Ballcoach shoots down web reports linking him to potential vacancy
-Weekend clarifies Tigers’ path to bowls
  Losses by Maryland, Wake Forest help Clemson’s chances for bid to Gator Bowl

Schedule presents big opportunity
  In a league where a number of other teams are lost, and sporting a defense that has suddenly been found, the Carolina Panthers find themselves in a remarkably good position today.
Charlotte Observer

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacons planning to get up for Terps
-Top-seeded Appalachian will play Coastal Carolina in I-AA playoffs
-Johnson wins championship in Nextel Cup
-Selling It- NASCAR marketing never ends



November 26, 2006

Southern Miss to Meet Houston in C-USA Football Championship Game

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Streaking Eagles complete run to title
-Young must stay consistent to win C-USA
-Notebook- Eagles — Give them Liberty or give them GMAC
-Eagles neutralize Bradshaw, create turnovers as bonus
-USM's Fletcher trumps C-USA rushing champ
-Southern Miss 42, Marshall 7

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Miss-ed opportunity
  Herd’s bowl hopes crushed in Southern Miss rout
- 'Nasty Bunch' leads the way for Southern Miss
-Marshall leaves Alaska reeling
-Marshall, UTEP share a Hollywood connection

USM advances to C-USA title game
Mobile Register

Next stop- Houston
Hattiesburg American

Dismal finale finishes Herd with 5-7 record
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Birmingham News
Brown plans to talk with UAB president, decide future quickly
-Blazers' lost season ends in defeat

From the Dallas Morning News
-Wait over for bowl-bound Rice
-SMU loss is a heartbreaker
  SMU's heart-wrenching 31-27 loss at Rice on Saturday almost certainly will keep the Mustangs from going to their first bowl in 22 seasons.
-Orsini should bring back Bennett
  The easy thing for Steve Orsini would be to fire Phil Bennett next week.
-Bennett guts it out
  SMU coach Phil Bennett winces in pain after being injured in a sideline collision in the second quarter

Another Classic win for U of M
  SMU coach Phil Bennett winces in pain after being injured in a sideline collision in the second quarter
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the El Paso Times
-Miners' bowl hopes fade in loss to Memphis
-UTEP 19, Memphis 38: Miners end season with loss

TU waiting on word
  Tulsa hasn't had a postseason stretch like this in 60 years. The Golden Hurricane will head to its third bowl game in four seasons next month. TU hasn't had a string like that since advancing to five straight New Year's Day bowls from 1942-46.
Tulsa World

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice grabs glory, heads for bowl
-Rice has heart and bowl after rough start
-UH's Alridge lives life in the fast lane
-Exertion was a factor in Rice player's death

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Happy end of an era
  After sloshing its way through most of its 2006 season, UCF walked into Saturday's season finale with only one goal: To try to breathe a hint of life into an otherwise forgettable year
-Last game at Citrus Bowl bittersweet

November 25, 2006

Conference USA Scoreboard

Tulsa Closes Regular Season with A Win over Tulane

Marshall needs old ways to beat USM
Ironton (OH) Tribune

Eagles must beat Herd to reach C-USA title game
Biloxi Sun Herald

Spoiler role for Marshall
Charleston (WV) Gazette

What can bowl do for SMU?
Dallas Morning News

November 24, 2006

BC-Mess grows more tiresome each year
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

The wild ride continues in college football
Clayton (GA) News-Daily

Marshall-Southern Miss season finale full of subplots

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Marshall's Leggett a quiet workhorse
-Herd's McClellan worthy of C-USA defensive honor

Bower asks fans to return
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Rice coach has taught Owls how to win
Dallas Morning News

Herd-Eagles will spotlight league’s top two rushers
Beckley Register-Herald

Nov. 23 Men's Basketball Notebook

From the Birmingham News
-Bivens' climb up depth chart positions QB for spotlight
-Golden Knights, UAB search for happy ending

From the El Paso Times
-Miners bond on holiday, prepare for Texas Tech
-UTEP senior lineman has enjoyed ride

Seniors recall turnaround
Tulsa World

November 23, 2006

-Memphis Topples Kentucky To Close Maui Invite
-Blazers Win In Home Opener, 92-71
-Cougars Too Much For Grambling State
-Southern Miss Cruises Past Spring Hill, 113-57
-SMU Dominates Louisiana-Monroe, 99-66
-Nov. 22 Women's Hoop Roundup
-Owls & Mustangs Face Off For A Bowl Bid
-UCF Football Team To Make Special Visit To Florida Children's Hospital And Ronald McDonald House
-Tulane Baseball's Emaus, McFadden Named To Brooks Wallace Watch

Games don't get much bigger than this at Roberts Stadium
Hattiesburg American

Snyder ‘chasing' Southern Mississippi coach
  Marshall coach says Golden Eagles ‘always well-coached'
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Four quarterbacks likely to be featured Saturday
  It likely will be a battle of four quarterbacks Saturday in Hattiesburg, Miss.
-Marshall plane crash- More than just a movie
-Lauzon makes quick recovery

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Game within a game
  Top rushers are subplot to Herd-Southern Miss
-Marshall takes on Cal in Shootout
  Putting the disaster of its last game six days and four time zones away, the Marshall basketball team prepares for a little northern exposure on this Thanksgiving weekend

Marshall's Keyes relishes trip home
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Marshall can claim bowl bid with win at USM
Biloxi Sun Herald

SMU back from dead, closing in on clinching bowl bid
Houston Chronicle

From the Dallas Morning News
-SMU quarterback, receiver passing the test
-SMU men rout La. Monroe, 99-66

Tigers rebound from defeat to drub Wildcats for third place
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Birmingham News
-Golden Knights, UAB search for happy ending
  George O'Leary's laundry list of things that went wrong for his Central Florida football team this season includes penalties, turnovers, missed kicks and "fundamental stuff that you need to do."
-Blazers blitz Wyoming
  Apparently all it took a few days of practice dedicated to defense for the UAB men's basketball team to find a way to defend Wyoming.

TU Notebook- A team in mourning
  The Tulane football program was devastated with Tuesday's news that former linebacker Brandon Spincer was murdered Monday night.
Tulsa World

Bad news, good news for Knights
  At least 16 players in UCF's starting lineup in Saturday's season finale against Alabama-Birmingham are scheduled to return next season, nine on defense and seven on offense.
Orlando Sentinel

November 22, 2006

-Memphis Drops 92-85 Decision Against Georgia Tech
-Sims' 18 Points Leads Tulane Past Loyola (La.), 66-53
-North Texas Edges Tulsa, 65-63
-Blazers Host Wyoming In Regular Season Home Opener
-Houston Hosts Grambling State
-SMU Hosts La.-Monroe Wednesday
-Nov. 21 Women's Hoop Roundup

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers' 19-point lead disappears
  The Thaddeus Young vs. University of Memphis storyline never developed Tuesday. But the Meltdown in Maui did.
-Injuries, suspension hit Tigers' strength
-Tigers-Miners Notebook

From the Jackson Clarion Ledger
-It doesn't get any bigger for Eagles
  A loss by USM would allow East Carolina to claim the East and a spot in the C-USA title game.
-USM's Fletcher eyes C-USA championship

Herd, Eagles both have something to play for
Beckley Register-Herald

Consolation prize?
  Paramount among the stakes are the Golden Eagles’ shot at a division title and the Herd’s drive to finish 6-6 and perhaps slip into a bowl.
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Houston Chronicle
Cougars savor break from football schedule
  After 12 straight weeks of play, Briles rests team before title game
-Sky's the limit for Rice receiver Dillard

SMU's Martin back in the game
Dallas Morning News

Close games a struggle for Tigers
El Paso Times

November 21, 2006

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-Motivation serves USM quite well
  A victory sends the Golden Eagles into the Dec. 2 C-USA title game at Houston and a loss gives the East crown to East Carolina.
-Eagles prepare for key C-USA contest
  Southern Miss has played in many important football games during Jeff Bower's 15-year tenure....The Eagles have another key game on Saturday at M.M. Roberts Stadium

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Herd eyeing post-season play
  Marshall Coach Mark Snyder decided the Herd needed a facelift.
-Birmingham Bowl a possibility for Marshall
  Marshall has a legitimate chance to become bowl eligible.

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Injuries keeping Morris down
  The pattern has become predictable for the wrong reasons. In five of Marshall University's past six football games, Jimmy Skinner relieved Bernard Morris at quarterback.
-S.C. quarterback commits to Herd

Southern Miss perseveres
  Golden Eagles seek C-USA title, but it’s been tough
Charleston (WV) Gazette

This week for Southern Miss
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

-Football Notebook
-Women's Hoop Roundup
-SMU's Wideman Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Player of the Year
-Rice Falls To Oregon In OT, 79-73
-Mustangs Down SFA 84-75 Behind Gilliam's 25-Point Outburst
-UCF Football Game Notes - UAB Game

SMU, Rice meet again with bowl implications
  Perhaps it's only fitting that SMU and Rice, the programs with the worst bowl withdrawl in Conference USA, meet Saturday in the final game of the regular season with the winner going to a bowl.
Dallas Morning News

Miners still have chance to make bowl game
  From the outside, it would appear that we're not in a strong positon...Because, the way bowls are chosen now, ESPN controls almost every bowl except for the BCS. And most bowl games are based on, No. 1, how many fans will come and, No. 2, what will make somebody watch a team
El Paso Times

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-U of M makes up for its mistakes with aggressive play
-U of M Notebook- West- Defense improves, can do better

  UAB quarterback Sam Hunt suffered a concussion in Saturday's loss at Southern Miss and won't be available for the team's season finale at UCF.
Birmingham News

RICE NOTEBOOK- Versatile Armstrong always ready to help Owls
Houston Chronicle

Single game left to soften bad season
Orlando Sentinel

Wave knows Tulsa has something to prove
  It was only a few weeks ago Tulsa was on a roll. It had won six consecutive games and was in the hunt to repeat as Conference USA's West Division champion.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Tulsa eager to finish year with a victory
Tulsa World

November 20, 2006

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UCF mishap coming back to bite Herd
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Turnovers the key for Herd
  Simply put, it's as simple as that.
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Bowl eligibility now within Thundering Herd’s grasp
Beckley Register-Herald

Six may not be SMU's magic number
  The Mustangs needs to win at Rice – where they haven't won in 20 years – in the final regular-season game Saturday to lock up a bowl invitation.
Dallas Morning News

Owls soaring to amazing new heights
  The Owls have won six of their last seven, including a thrilling 18-17 victory against East Carolina on Saturday
Houston Chronicle

Blazers still haven't learned how to make the crucial plays
  UAB put itself in position to win its football game Saturday night at Southern Miss.
Birmingham News

Maui tourney is early-season measuring stick
Memphis Commercial Appeal