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February 12, 2006
President Abraham Lincoln's Birthday (16th President)

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: Rouse's big game not enough for Pirates
-BVL: ECU vs. UAB Box Score
-BVL: Sunday doubleheader courtesy of Mother Nature
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Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

ECU-Maryland rainout spawns Sunday twinbill
Spurrier staff undergoes renovations
Sutton misses game after auto accident
Throng flocks to Lambeau for college hockey
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule

From ecupirates.com
-East Carolina Falls to UAB
   Corey Rouse has 18 points for the Pirates.
-Lady Pirate Basketball Gameday Central
   The East Carolina women's basketball team will look to record its 15th win of the season Sunday afternoon when they host UAB in Minges Coliseum.
-Quick Powers ECU Past Purdue And Pittsburgh Saturday
   Pirates improve to 4-0; advance to Sunday's championship game
-Lady Pirate Tennis Falls At N.C. State 6-1
-Saturday Afternoon Baseball At Clark-LeClair Stadium Postponed

Turnovers haunt Pirates in road loss
   The fastest 40 minutes in basketball was anything but on Saturday night, but the UAB men's basketball squad still lived up to its reputation as one of the peskiest defensive teams in the country.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Blazers push tempo to overcome Pirates
   UAB's 72-64 Conference USA win over East Carolina didn't come with the ease that most Blazer fans craved on Saturday night. But it sure beat what happened Wednesday in El Paso.
Birmingham News

Weather postpones Diamond Pirates; doubleheader today
Kinston Free Press

Compton signs with LA Tech
   On the final weekend before National Signing Day, Compton was scheduled to visit East Carolina, but his father died of a heart attack and he was unable to go.
Monroe (LA) News Star

February 11, 2006

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: ECU throttles Terps in opener
-BVL: ECU vs. Maryland Box Score
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Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

McMahon departing ECU for Saints
NCAA may grant replay challenges to coaches
Snyder steps down, Watkins steps up at Mizzou
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule

From ecupirates.com
-Men's Basketball Game Day
   After having a week to get its legs back and catch up on some school work, East Carolina will return to the basketball court Saturday night as it travels to Birmingham for a Conference USA game against UAB.
-Hose Leads Pirates To A 6-1 Win Over Maryland In Opener
   Jake Smith and Adam Witter each homer in the victory
-Softball Opens Season With Two Victories
   Pirates Blank Pair Of Opponents
-Mills Leads Pirates To 74-54 Win Over Memphis Friday Night
   Horton and Young each added 10 points

Pirates tear up the Terrapins; Overton named to NCAA rules committee
   Billy Godwin was successful in his head coaching debut, as the East Carolina Pirates opened the college baseball season with a 6-1 win over the Maryland Terrapins.
Washington Daily News

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-A dazzling debut
   Stephen Batts originally came to East Carolina to play both soccer and baseball. After redshirting last season with the baseball program, and with the men's soccer program no longer in existence, Batts made the most of his first opportunity to take the field of competition with the Diamond Bucs.
-ECU must withstand UAB press
   When summing up what it's going to take for the East Carolina men's basketball team to get a win in its trip to UAB tonight, Pirate coach Ricky Stokes wasted little time.
-ECU women rout Memphis, 74-54
   Even hot shooting from 3-point range couldn't help cellar-dwelling Memphis against the East Carolina women's basketball team on Friday.

UTEP loss leads to early practices, guarantee of better performance
   UAB (16-5 overall, 6-2 C-USA) has won 12 of its past 14 games heading into tonight's C-USA matchup against East Carolina at 7:30 at Bartow Arena.
Birmingham News

Hose puts out the Terrapins in season opener
New Bern Sun Journal

Lady Tigers lose on road to ECU
Memphis Commercial Appeal

February 10, 2006
XX Winter Olympics - Link to NBC's coverage

From Bonesville.net
-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 263
Anti-ECU media still spitting out spin
-BVL: 2006 East Carolina Football Schedule
-BVL: 2006 East Carolina Baseball Schedule
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
East Carolina steps up football schedule
Play ball! Pirates, Terps open baseball season
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
WNCT: Talk of The Town (guests Jimmy Bass, Skip Holtz)

From ecupirates.com
-Pirate Baseball Gameday Central
   The East Carolina baseball team will open the 2006 season at Clark-LeClair Stadium this weekend when ACC foe Maryland comes to town for a three-game series Feb. 10-12.
-Lady Pirate Basketball Gameday Central
   The East Carolina women's basketball team will take the court Friday night when they host Conference USA foe Memphis inside Minges Coliseum at 7 p.m.
-East Carolina Releases 2006 Football Schedule
   Contests against eight bowl participants, including home games against West Virginia and Virginia highlight slate
-Softball Opens Season At FAU Worth Invitational
   The East Carolina softball team will open the 2005 season at the FAU Worth Invitational hosted by Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. this weekend.

New group of Diamond Bucs sets sail with eyes on Omaha
   So much changed with East Carolina's baseball program that it might be easier to state what has remained the same.
Greenville Daily Reflector

From the Washington Daily News
-Pirates’ new schedule offers tough proving ground
   Now we know the ‘who,’ ‘where’ and ‘when.’ Now, it’s up to the coaches and players to work out the ‘how.’
-I’ve got the magic ticket
   When I walk into Clark-LeClair Stadium today, I’m going to feel just like Charlie Bucket. You know, the kid from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

From the Kinston Free Press
-ECU opens season with Terrapins
-Pirates release 2006 football schedule

Women's Basketball Opens Four Game League Road Trip
   Memphis lost to ECU 81-68 in the first meeting between the two teams earlier this season
gotigersgo.com

UAB Women's Basketball Head To Marshall and ECU
uabsports.com

February 9, 2006
President William Henry Harrison's Birthday (9th President)

From Bonesville.net
-Myatt: View From The 'ville
Bass drawn back to ECU by Holland's big vision

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Circuitous journey finds Erickson back in Idaho
Colorado State athletic director steps down
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
WNCT: Talk of The Town

From ecupirates.com
-Bass Named East Carolina Senior Associate AD For External Operations
    Former ECU Assistant AD has spent 26 of 27 years as development, fundraising executive in state of North Carolina
-2006 East Carolina Baseball Outlook
    Pirates will look to make its eighth consecutive NCAA Regional appearance in '06
-Icenhower Named C-USA Diver-of-the-Week
-ECU Bounces Back With Shutout Win Over Radford

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Playing field looks sharp at Clark-LeClair Stadium
    At this time a year ago, Clark-LeClair Stadium appeared more like just a jumbled mess of muddy driveways, dangling wires and sawdust. Today, however, the facility is polished with some of the greenest grass anywhere in Greenville.
-Bass to lead fund-raising efforts at ECU

From the East Carolinian
-A Conversation with Dustin Sasser
   Dustin Sasser played an instrumental role in the ECU baseball team's run to the super-regional and 51 win season in 2004
-Coming out of the Shell
   Terrapins poised for breakout season
-Corey Rouse- Maturation process
   Senior must be a role model on, off the court

February 8, 2006
Boy Scouts Day

From Bonesville.net
-Batten: Football Recruiting Report
Report card: Incoming talent level on the upswing
-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
Detour through Fork Union paying off for Hinnant

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Carter joins East Carolina football staff
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
WNCT: Talk of The Town

From ecupirates.com
-Tim Carter Named To East Carolina Football Staff
    Former Tulane and pro performer to serve as defensive staff assistant
-2006 East Carolina Softball Outlook
    Pirates Look to Mix Talented Newcomers With Veterans For Successful Season
-Hokies Snap Lady Pirates' Five-Match Win Streak
    ECU women's tennis falls to Virginia Tech 5-2

Gagnon has made impact as a walk-on
   The former hoops standout at J.H. Rose, has made the effort to be one of the hardest working players for the ECU men's basketball team this season as he lives out a dream of competing with the program he grew up supporting.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Mountaineer Football Slate Set
   The first road trip of the season is set for Sept. 23 at East Carolina.
Wheeling News Register

February 7, 2006
Wave All Your Fingers At Your Neighbors Day

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: From The Anchor Desk
Holtz plugs gaps with 2nd recruiting class
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Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Key suspensions deplete Pirates' ranks
ACC officiating crew benched for botched call
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
WNCT: Talk of The Town
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show - guest Donnie Kirkpatrick

From ecupirates.com
-Hart And McNeil Suspended Indefinitely From Men's Basketball Team
   East Carolina junior guard Japhet McNeil and sophomore forward Jonathan Hart have been suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team announced head coach Ricky Stokes on Monday.
-Lady Pirates Come Up Short Against Rice
   A 25-point half time lead was too much for the East Carolina women's basketball team to overcome as the dropped their Monday night tilt with Rice, 73-65.
-Frasure, Small Key Pirate Track Split Squad Performance
-Bilal-Mack, Collins, Hart Guide Split Lady Pirate Track Squads

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates hope to be a flexible bunch when season opens
   ECU believes that type of flexibility is essential to plod through a 56-game schedule.
-A prime time player- East Carolina women's golf coach earns spot in reality show
   there were no drunken jousts, no hot tub antics and basically nothing she'll ever have to learn to live with in this particular chapter in TV's real-life on-screen mania.

Stokes suspends pair of Pirates
   The frustration and hard times for first-year head coach Ricky Stokes and East Carolina continue to mount.
Kinston Free Press

Rice cruises by East Carolina
   Lauren Neaves scored 29 points as Rice picked up a 73-65 victory over East Carolina at Autry Court.
Houston Chronicle

SU football looks for 12th opponent
   The Orange and East Carolina agree not to play each other, leaving a gap on Sept. 30. ... East Carolina was scheduled to fill the spot.
Syracuse Post-Standard

Ballard shares his vision of ECU
Washington Daily News

February 6, 2006
President Ronald Reagan's Birthday (40th President)

From Bonesville.net
-Peele: Woody's Ramblings
Godwin working to build on program's success
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Ole Miss coaching legend Vaught dies
C-USA guards in running for Cousy Award
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule

Interview- Jake Smith
Greensboro News-Record

A gold mine of talent in '74 draft
Rocky Mount Telegram

 

February 12, 2006

From the Columbia (SC) The State
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Phoenix rise from the drizzle
   Elon deals USC its first February loss since 2003
-Odom gets Bulldogs off his back
   Kelley scores 22 as Odom gets his first win vs. Bulldogs in five seasons at USC
-Clemson | Tigers can’t catch Eagles
   Dudley’ late heroics help BC send Clemson to its seventh loss in eight games

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacs edge cold 49ers
   Wake Forest breaks out of slump with 59-56 win
-Cavaliers slip past Hokies in overtime
-Mountaineers upset Phoenix
-Wofford, Chattanooga take SoCon victories

From the Charlotte Observer
-Deacons outlast 49ers
   The Charlotte 49ers were playing for a chance they seldom get: A victory against an ACC team. Wake Forest was playing for that rare chance to win, period.
-49ers, Deacons can be thankful
   Charlotte hardly ever gets chances like this. ACC schools won't play the 49ers. It's ridiculous, really. In coach Bobby Lutz's 11 years at Charlotte as either the head coach or an assistant, the 49ers have been able to schedule exactly three regular-season games against ACC teams.
-Owner weighs in on team, NFL
   Richardson pleased by run to NFC title game

State's delicate balance
   Postseason hinges on next 4 games.
Raleigh News & Observer

Clayton scores 17, helps Appalachian stun Elon
Greensboro News-Record

Paulus, Dockery pull the trigger vs. Terps
Durham Herald-Sun

February 11, 2006

From the Winston Salem Journal
-WFU will try to rekindle home magic
   Deacons, who have not won at home since Jan. 18, will take on 49ers today
-Phoenix, Mountaineers not that different, despite marks

As friendship grows, so does star power of Charlotte natives
   Deacons' Gray, 49ers' Withers grew up together in Charlotte
Charlotte Observer

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Dropped ball rings in year
   USC gets opening win when Elon botches 11th-inning double play
-Boston not ideal place to make U-turn
   Tigers desperately need to reverse course, but BC is perhaps ACC’s hottest team

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Devils to take on Terps in 'hostile' atmosphere
   The Duke Blue Devils edged their biggest rival Tuesday night at North Carolina, but today they'll face a team that his rivaled the Tar Heels in Duke's world of late.
-NHL: Canes fall flat against last-place Pittsburgh

UNCW hammers Blue Hens
Wilmington Star News

Gamecocks' Odom seeks first win over Bulldogs
Greenville (SC) News

Hoping for Commonwealth classics
   Coaches and players believe Virginia-Virginia Tech, spurred by the Hokies' move to the ACC, can become a big-time basketball rivalry.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

For Pack fans, there's no you in ESPNU
   Blame it on ACC expansion, N.C. State basketball fans. A larger league with more conference games is why television coverage of the Wolfpack's double-overtime win Wednesday at Miami wound up on satellite-only ESPNU in the Triangle.
Raleigh News & Observer

February 10, 2006

Five questions for head coach Ray Tanner
   Last year's offensive woes came down to too many veterans having down years. Yet have you tweaked your offensive approach at all?
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Spurrier taps Reaves as recruiting coordinator, shifts assignments
   At 27 years old, University of South Carolina assistant coach David Reaves will be one of the youngest -- if not the youngest -- recruiting coordinators in the nation.
Greenville (SC) News

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Spurrier will stick with Nix
   Defensive play-caller during final five games of ’05 named coordinator; Oliver out of mix
-Spurrier pays visit to ‘Brother’ Oliver
   Former Alabama defensive coach talks to ex-rival about USC opening

Parker’s run ‘dream come true’
   The play was a simple one by football standards, but it carved out a place for Clinton’s Willie Parker in Super Bowl history this past Sunday.
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Winter Olympics: N.C. connections
   The ice is where the Tar Heel state is represented in Turin -- with a bevy of Carolina Hurricanes and two long-track speedskaters.
-NHL: Fans buzzing at Canes' Cup chase
-Terps foul up UNC-CH women's run for perfection

Appalachian to play 6 home games in '06
   Mountaineers set to open against the Wolfpack
Winston Salem Journal

February 9, 2006

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-No. 16 Wolfpack Win in Double OT - Again
   North Carolina State blew a 15-point second-half lead, made only one basket during an 11 1/2-minute span and twice gave up game-tying scores when on the verge of victory. Somehow the Wolfpack won anyway.
-Duke's McNally opens first season looking for improvement
   By the end of the season, Duke hopes there will be an obvious difference between the new Blue Devils and the old ones.

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack escapes again
   In its latest nail-biter, N.C. State builds a lead with 3-point shooting, then relies on 22-for-25 free-throw shooting to counter the Hurricanes in regulation and in both overtime periods.
-Break beckons Canes
   Time off sets up push to playoffs

From the Winston-Salem Journal
-Reeling Deacs fall again
   Wake Forest burned by one-time target Rice in 72-66 loss
-Deacons' year quickly going from very bad to really bad

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-March-ed on
   USC and Clemson have been trampled underfoot in the first half of their conference seasons
-Developing a taste for Gator meat
   USC pulls off a sweep in the swamp thanks to a barrage of 3-pointers
-Clemson flounders in OT loss
   For the second consecutive game, Tigers fail to find a way to win

Agony in overtime- Clemson falls to Virginia Tech
   When Clemson prepares for another season away from the NCAA Tournament, chances are it will look back at games like Wednesday’s and scream.
Anderson Independent

Frisby's life story a movie?
   Tim Frisby's story of a 40-year-old Gulf War veteran who walked on to South Carolina's football team is moving closer to the big screen.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

All is not lost for ODU
   The Monarchs are in a "dandy" of a race in the CAA, but the road ahead should be smoother than it's been.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Wilmington Star-News
-Benton gets the ball for Seahawks' baseball opener
-Seahawks look to Carter for offense

From the Charlotte Observer
-Eagles get back on top with victory
   Winthrop tied for conference lead
-49ers figure out Temple for win
   Owls shut down Withers inside, but Goldwire scores from outside

February 8, 2006

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Fifth football player charged in fight
    In addition to four UNC-CH and Duke football players who were charged following a fight early Sunday morning at a Chapel Hill nightclub, police said Tuesday that a fifth football player was charged with assaulting a police officer as officers struggled to get control of the situation.
-Redick's 35 help Duke hang on to beat UNC-CH
    In some ways, Tuesday night's showdown between Duke and North Carolina-Chapel Hill wasn't even close. But in the end, it couldn't have been closer.

Football’s over, but thirty-seven days until the Big Dance
    In some ways, Tuesday night's showdown betwee
New Bern Sun Journal

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Football players arrested
   4 Devils, 1 Heel charged in scuffle.
-No denying Devils
-ESPN To Max Out Duke-UNC-CH
    In case it wasn't already clear that the North Carolina-Duke matchup is a big deal, ESPN announced Tuesday that when the two teams play March 4 at Cameron Indoor Stadium, several ESPN entities will take part in broadcasting it.
-Pack finding ways to win close ones

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Football players arrested after Chapel Hill fight
-Wolfpack plays with fire and usually wins

Frustrated Deacons search for ways to end slump
   WFU, in last place in ACC, will try to end its skid against a tough Boston College team tonight
Winston-Salem Journal

Tigers' game with hokies critical
   If it is to start at all, it starts tonight.
Anderson Independent

Tigers’ recruits Zoned in
   Bowden cites link between $54 million stadium project and Signing Day success
Columbia (SC) The State

February 7, 2006

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-UNC-CH, Duke football players arrested
    Three Duke football players and one UNC-CH player, including the leading tacklers for each team, were charged with misdemeanors early Sunday morning after a fight between members of the two teams broke out at a downtown Chapel Hill nightclub.
-ACC suspends Duke/FSU referees
   The Atlantic Coast Conference blew the whistle Monday on its crew of officials that worked Saturday's game between Duke and Florida State at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
-Notebook- Recruiting battles spice up rivalry
   Josh McRoberts and Greg Paulus could have been playing a home game tonight. Bobby Frasor easily could be sitting on the other bench.
-Redick gets last chance at Smith Center
-NBA: Bobcats Follow Up Win by Beating Sonics

Tigers No. 1
   Clemson moved up to the No. 1 spot in the Baseball America poll on Monday, replacing Texas in the top spot after the Longhorns were swept in three games at San Diego last weekend.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Baseball recruiting class best in ACC
   ... McMullan, who has previously served as a manager at East Carolina University and within the Atlanta Braves organization, has revitalized the Virginia baseball ...
Cavalierdaily.com

Sampson pleads not guilty to perjury
   Charges are that he lied about his finances to obtain court-appointed counsel in a federal child-support case
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Hunter leaves UNC-CH for NFL's Chargers
   North Carolina @ Chapel Hill offensive line coach Hal Hunter -- a candidate for the offensive coordinator position that went to Frank Cignetti Jr. last month -- has been named assistant offensive line coach of the NFL's San Diego Chargers.
-Washington to Eastern Kentucky
   Former NCSU tailback to transfer to Division I-AA school.

Napier fills opening at Clemson
   Former Furman QB hired to replace Hines
Greenville (SC) News

From the Charlotte Observer
-Withers climbs charts with break-out game
   23 points, 21 rebounds a 1st at Halton Arena
-Canes taking NHL by storm

From the Winston-Salem Journal
-Prosser- Speculation is a 'monster'
   Rumors about coach leaving Wake Forest make recruit nervous
-Confident- Thompson says ASU can salvage season

February 6, 2006

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Long-range shots lift Wolfpack over Terrapins
-NHL: Hurricanes 4, Bruins 3, SO

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack again has answer in latest nail-biter
-Easy sweep for Pack baseball

Eagles sweep Miami in doubleheader
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Seahawks fall to host George Mason
Wilmington Star-News

Super Bowl: Parker bolts out of the shadows
Greensboro News-Record

Tennis: Davis Cup might return to Winston-Salem
   City is among five bidding for possible second-round tie in early April
Winston Salem Journal

 

February 12, 2006

Anderson brushes off Missouri reports
   UAB men's basketball coach Mike Anderson brushed off a published report that he was a top candidate for the head coaching job at Missouri after Quinn Snyder's resignation.
Birmingham News

UTEP outlasts Golden Eagles
   USM falls in double OT
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Simply inches away
   Rumor has it that size doesn't matter.
Hattiesburg American

Eagles wear out at the end
   To say that Southern Miss left just about everything on the court at Green Coliseum Saturday evening would be beyond cliche because by the end of the Golden Eagles' 77-72 double overtime loss to UTEP they had just about no one left on their bench.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Knights halt Green Wave winning streak
   Tulane's winning streak was snapped at four games Saturday when Central Florida controlled nearly every statistical category en route to a 72-51 Conference USA victory Saturday in Orlando.
New Orleans Times Picayune

UTEP wins game at the foul line
El Paso Times

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Good half not enough for Herd
   Washington keys decisive 17-0 run by Memphis
-Marshall looks spiffy despite loss
-Marshall basketball notebook
   Herd able to negate Memphis pressure

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Tigers turn tide on Herd
   A dizzying 17-0 blitz in less than four minutes flipped a high-energy, competitive contest into a comfortable Memphis victory, 91-81.
-It takes two halves to tango with Tigers

Knights secure conference victory over Tulane
Orlando Sentinel

Tigers heat up after half, finish Herd
   Mark Patton was disappointed, but not surprised. Distraught, but not shocked. Distressed, but not stunned. "We'd seen some film, and they do that in every game," the Marshall big man said.
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From conferenceusa.com
-2006 UAB Baseball Preview
-2006 Conference USA Composite Football Schedule
-Texas Slips Past Rice In Bottom Of The Ninth, 5-4

From the Houston Chronicle
-Houston defeats SMU with style
   Fans witness five slams in 69-57 victory over SMU
-OT isn't quite OK for Rice in Oklahoma
   Owls fall short to Tulsa after Wilson's ejection
-Russell's 'miraculous' homer lifts UT
-Arrieta strong on mound as TCU trips UH

February 11, 2006

From the Baton Rouge Advocate
-Tulane falls to TCU in 10th inning
   Designated hitter Matt McQuirk hit a two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning to lead TCU over Tulane 5-3, spoiling the Green Wave’s season baseball opener Friday in the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park.
-Green Wave to have five ‘true’ home games for 2006 season
   After a 2005 season spent on the road while displaced by Hurricane Katrina, the Tulane football team will return to New Orleans Sept. 30 in the first of five 2006 home games in a schedule announced Friday.

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-TCU edges TU in 10th
   Texas Christian University designated hitter Matt McQuirk hit a two-run homer off of Daniel Latham in the top of the 10th inning to lead the Horned Frogs to a 5-3 victory over Tulane in the season opener for both teams Friday in the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park.
-Defense isn't resting for Wave
   If first-year Tulane coach Dave Dickerson had his way, his team likely would feature a potent, in-your-face offense and a defense that wouldn't allow opponents to catch their breath.
-Tulane to play five at Dome

Tulane road trip ends on Sept. 30
Biloxi Sun Herald

Blazers will hit field with revamped coaching staff
   UAB will have a revamped coaching staff when the Blazers begin spring football practice on March 1.
Birmingham News

From the Houston Chronicle
-Stubbs' catches, Alaniz's pitching lift Texas past UH
-Rice pitchers silence Texas Tech
-Rice braces for challenging 2006
   The Owls also play UAB (Oct. 14), East Carolina (Nov. 18) and SMU (Nov. 25) at Rice Stadium.
Houston Chronicle

Undefeated road Tigers try for 9-0 at Marshall
   Rodney Carney was lying around a few nights ago, just flipping through the channels, watching some TV. Naturally, he landed on ESPN. So the University of Memphis senior settled there, and he learned something.
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-MU bosses snowballing Herd coach
   Who wants to be set up for failure?
-Herd's heart key element against No. 3 Memphis
   Tigers highest-ranked team to ever play at the Cam Henderson Center

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Tigers supply tough test for Herd
   Just how complete is Memphis' Conference USA dominance this season? Well, there's the obvious -- a 7-0 conference record to compliment its 21-2 overall mark. The Tigers, led by marquee coach John Calipari, are outscoring opponents by a league-best 14.8 margin.
-Darlington leaving Herd staff
   George Darlington, a defensive assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for three seasons, has accepted the secondary coach position with the Bulldogs.

USM, UTEP put value on patience
   Southern Miss plays itself today at Green Coliseum. Well, kind of.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Win puts USM in much better frame of mind
Hattiesburg American

Miners try to continue strong play in C-USA
El Paso Times

February 10, 2006

Tulane Moves On
   The Green Wave is ready to close the book on the tragedy
Baseball America

From conferenceusa.com
-Men's Basketball Notebook
-2006 Southern Miss Baseball Preview
-Softball Notebook
-Marshall and Conference USA Announce the Thundering Herd's 2006 Football Schedule
-Memphis Football Announces 2006 Schedule

Charges dropped against Marshall running back
   Cabell County prosecutors have dropped charges that accused Marshall running back Ahmad Bradshaw of stealing another student's videogame console.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Six Home Dates At "The Rock" and Games Against Florida, Virginia Tech and N.C. State Highlight The 2006 Football Schedule
southernmiss.com

McCrone headed to UAB
   Ron McCrone, an assistant football coach at the University of Southern Mississippi the past two seasons, has resigned and accepted a position on the Alabama-Birmingham staff.
Hattiesburg American

Schedule sends USM to Florida, Va. Tech
   The good news for Southern Miss football fans is that the Golden Eagles will play half of their 12 games at Roberts Stadium this fall.
Hattiesburg American

UAB Announces 2006 Football Schedule
   "Toughest schedule to date" includes attractive home slate
uabsports.com

UAB to play Tuesday, Friday games on TV
   UAB's Conference USA football schedule is highlighted by two non-Saturday games, an early season home game against East Carolina and a tough road slate late in the year.
Birmingham News

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd seeking hustle and flow
   One game can be considered a fluke. Three games in a row and Marshall's men's basketball team is facing a disturbing trend.
-Seven road games highlight 2006 schedule
   Five of the Thundering Herd's opening seven games are on the road, including trips to BCS programs West Virginia, Kansas State and Tennessee in September.

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Gostkowski's busy schedule has Super end
-Seven home games for Tigers in 2006

Marshall football schedule set
   Herd-UCF on midweek TV
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Bearcat series a milestone for Marshall scheduling
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

2006 UCF Football Scheduled Released
   Seven home games, including two on national television, highlight grid schedule.
ucfathletics.com

SMU Announces 2006 Football Slate
   SMU-UAB Set For ESPN2
smumustangs.com

UTEP Announces 2006 Football Schedule
utepathletics.com

From the El Paso Times
-Miners focused after big victory
-UTEP football schedule features rivals, two ESPN games

From the Houston Chronicle
-Tulane's baseball players return to class — in Lubbock
-UH, Rice to meet in season opener

TULANE- Jones aiming high
   Conventional wisdom says there is no way for Tulane's baseball team to duplicate the success of the 2005 season.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Owls Head Way Downtown For Houston College Classic This Weekend
   The second-ranked Rice baseball team (2-0) meets three longtime state rivals this weekend at the annual Houston College Classic Tournament Feb. 10-12.
riceowls.com

From uhcougars.com
-Baseball to Meet No. 7 Texas at 7 p.m., Friday
-2006 Schedule Set For Cougars
   Back-to-Back C-USA Games to Start the Season a First

February 9, 2006

From conferenceusa.com
-2006 East Carolina Baseball Preview
-Blazers Fall On The Road At UTEP
-Marshall Men Lose In Overtime To Rice, 78-75
-Southern Miss. Tops UCF 59-51
-Tulsa Defeats SMU, 55-51
-Tulane To Open 2006 Baseball Season Friday At Houston College Classic

UTEP embarrasses UAB
   Miners start fast, never let up in decisive win
El Paso Times

Miners drill UAB
   UAB head coach Mike Anderson offered a simple explanation for his team's 65-37 Conference USA loss to UTEP on Wednesday night.
Birmingham News

Herd and Bearcats agree to play twice
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Herd fizzles in OT
   Marshall can’t sustain momentum from wild comeback against Rice
-Cross-court reunion
   Memphis coach, Herd A.D. made their mark at UMass

Rice escapes Marshall in OT
   Almond nets 36, adds 10 rebounds for double double
Houston Chronicle

Almond flavors Rice's OT win
    Following 40 minutes of brilliance from Morris Almond, a less-likely suspect stole the overtime show.
H
untington Herald-Dispatch

Clutch FTs allow Eagles to snap skid
   No way. No way, am I missing these.
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Golden touch
   Beasley beats blahs, blasts Golden Knights
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Turnovers doom UCF in another loss
   Turnovers and a dismal second-half shooting percentage doomed the UCF basketball team Wednesday night.
Orlando Sentinel

SMU men fall to Tulsa, 55-51
   Charles Ramsdell scored 15 points, including three 3-pointers, to help lead Tulsa to a 55-51 win over SMU on Wednesday night.
Dallas Morning News

February 8, 2006

From conferenceusa.com
-Tulane Men Cruises to Fourth Straight Win With 87-41 Defeat of Loyola
-Cougars Race Past Islanders, 82-74, To Win 15th Game Of The Season
-UCF Baseball Captures First Win of the Season
-2006 Houston Baseball Preview
-Indoor Track and Field Notebook

Miners excited about big game against UAB
El Paso Times

Blazers head to UTEP on roll
   Marvett McDonald, who often makes UAB's offense sizzle with his long-range shooting, was disappointed after checking out the box score following a win at Central Florida last weekend.
Birmingham News

TU goes the distance, blows out Wolfpack
   Sitting on a 14-point halftime lead Tuesday night, the one thing Tulane coach Dave Dickerson didn't want to see his team do was coast during the final 20 minutes against Loyola.
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Charleston Gazette
-Herd faces C-USA’s top scorer tonight
   There is no sense for Marshall to look ahead to its game Saturday against third-ranked Memphis.
-Marshall, Cincinnati OK 2-year grid series

Marshall fills football schedule slot with Hofstra
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Freshman Beasley is Eagles' go-to guy
   He chose to play for Coach Eustachy
Biloxi Sun-Herald

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-Houston on a roll after slow conference start
   He chose to play for Coach Eustachy
-Eagles' Ambres buying into new role

UH NOTEBOOK Briles adds a familiar face
Houston Chronicle

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-U of M program rolls on
   It was a normal day in the life of the University of Memphis football program.
-Tigers should be well-rested for stretch run
   With a week off between Saturday's win at Rice and this weekend's trip to Marshall, the University of Memphis men's basketball team used a rare two-day break to catch up on some much-needed rest and relaxation.

February 7, 2006

Forget- UH's loss to UAB- On Jan. 21st- Not Penders
   It's been more than two weeks since Houston coach Tom Penders fainted on the sideline at Bartow Arena and whistled for a technical foul by official John Hampton.
Birmingham News

Miners set for biggest test so far this season
El Paso Times

Miners, Blazers Square Off in C-USA Showdown Wednesday
UTEPAthletics.com

From conferenceusa.com
-Men's Basketball Notebook
-2006 Memphis Baseball Preview

USM's Russum is fired up
   Eagles ace returns after arm injury
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Steep grade on Hilltop for new SMU AD
   SMU struggling to deal with lack of money, fans and success
Dallas Morning News

Tiger scores on the runner
   Douglas-Roberts not missing many
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Herd awaits Rice, Memphis
   No. 3 Tigers given a scare against Owls Saturday in Houston
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Green Wave cautious about letting guard down
   After having won three consecutive games and four of its past five, Tulane is going to break away from league action tonight when it plays host to Loyola.
New Orleans Times Picayune

February 6, 2006

From the USA Today
-Conference USA Roundup-Basketball
-USA TODAY Super Bowl Ad Meter

Men's Basketball Weekend Roundup
conferenceusa.com

Herd looks to bounce back after big loss
H
untington Herald Dispatch

Tiger family grows by two quickly
   Women's coach, assistant AD adopt pair of twin girls
Memphis Commercial Appeal