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Conference USA

April 2, 2006
Day Light Savings Begins - Check Your Batteries Day

-BVL: Houston 13, East Carolina 4 (Box Score)

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Sendek may become a Sun Devil
Brownell departs UNCW for Wright State
San Diego State standout opts for NBA

-Houston Routs Pirates 13-4
-Softball Splits Doubleheader With Marshall
-Pirates Finish Tied For Fourth At Bradford Creek Intercollegiate

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Cougars power past Pirates
-Pirates insist that they're not in panic mode despite skid
-ECU, UNC agreeable on dental school bid
-Ground broken for heart institute

Houston routs East Carolina, 13-4
Kinston Free Press

Big bats power Houston
ouston Chronicle

-Garcia Hits for the Cycle in Baseball Win at East Carolina
-Houston Routs Pirates 13-4

Herd splits C-USA softball doubleheader
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Future Opponent: Mountaineers face lofty expectations
   The Mountaineers' nonconference schedule includes Marshall, Maryland and Buffalo at home and Mississippi State and East Carolina on the road.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Dooley to Wilmington?
Dooley, a former head coach at East Carolina, was listed as a possible candidate by the Wilmington (NC) Star-News.

April 1, 2006
April Fool's Day

-BVL: Houston 4, East Carolina 3 (Box Score)

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
J.P., air game in high gear in ECU scrimmage
Jury awards no dough in suit against Petrino
Redick reaps AP player of the year honor
Lightning strikes Tigers twice
WNCT: Talk of the Town

-Late ECU Rally Falls Short Against Houston, 4-3
   East Carolina's two-out two-run rally in the bottom of the ninth came a little short as Houston picked up its fourth consecutive win in Conference USA play Friday night
-Pass Offense, Rush Defense Rule Second East Carolina Scrimmage
   The East Carolina offense turned in a 406-yard, two-touchdown passing performance while the defensive unit forced five turnovers and allowed less than three yards per carry during the Pirates' second full intra-squad scrimmage Friday night at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
-Softball Hosts Marshall In C-USA Series This Weekend
-Pirate Gameday Central

Pirates suffer fourth straight loss
   As if East Carolina's wound from Wednesday night's loss to N.C. State didn't sting enough, Houston went and threw some salt and rubbing alcohol into it on Friday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
Greenville Daily Reflector

ECU’s late rally falls short in C-USA game
   East Carolina nearly spoiled a superb outing by Brad Lincoln, who showed why he is a potential future Major League Baseball first-round pick.
Washington Daily News

Lincoln Strikes Out 12 in Series-Opening Win at East Carolina

Roundup- Houston holds off E. Carolina
Houston Chronicle

Sides are even at ECU scrimmage
  After the East Carolina football team completed its second scrimmage of the spring, head coach Skip Holtz called it a draw. “There are a lot of good plays on both sides of the ball, which is very encouraging.
New Bern Sun Journal

March 31, 2006

-O'Brien: College Notebook No. 18

Reality check: Pigskin playoff wouldn't measure up

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
ECU golfer shares C-USA honor
UAB's Johnson to face Globetrotters
Rockne to be remembered across the globe
WNCT: Talk of the Town

-Krog Named C-USA Women's Co-Golfer Of The Week
-Old Dominion Slips Past ECU Women's Tennis 4-3

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Neitz and day- Pirate bounces back from injuries
Dorm fire not electrical
Rescued student speaks- Student says she didn't hear fire alarm

ECU opens critical series with Houston
   East Carolina opens a critical three-game Conference USA series with Houston looking for a positive change in course.
Kinston Free Press

Pirates ready to tackle Cougars
   East Carolina will look to end a three-game losing streak and climb higher in the Conference USA standings with this weekend’s series against the Houston Cougars.
Washington Daily News

Houston to Meet East Carolina in C-USA Weekend Series

Herd softball visits East Carolina this weekend
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Colleges play, public pays

Future Opponent: Navy Gets to Work, Keeps Focus on Field
   The season opener against East Carolina is more than five months away, expectations are high for the Midshipmen, who return 18 starters and 38 lettermen
Washington Post

March 27-30, 2006

MAR. 30, 2006
Myatt: View From The 'ville

No. 2 QB spot still hangs in the balance
BVL: N.C. State 5, East Carolina 4 (Box Score)

Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
MAR. 29
, 2006
Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat

Exits pave way for new faces, new possibilities

Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
MAR. 28, 2006
Bailey: From The Anchor Desk

George Mason's success gives all hope

Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
MAR. 27
, 2006
Hinton: Henry's Highlights
Ed Emory: Once a Pirate, always a Pirate
BVL: Rice 5, East Carolina 0 (Box Score)

Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

-Camp's Ninth Inning Single Lifts Pack Over ECU 5-4
-ECU Preps For Second Scrimmage, Releases First Depth Chart
-Old Dominion Races Past East Carolina Men's Tennis 6-1
-Young Promoted To ECU Associate Athletics Director's Position
-Pirates Return To Work After First Scrimmage

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Student treated after fire in dorm
-Pirates release depth chart
-N.C. State rallies late to slip past East Carolina, 5-4
-New role in store for Young
-Dean suffers high ankle sprain
-Ryan Wood, ECU's tallest baseball player, gets a shot at second base
-Conference USA praises ECU's Harrell

From the Washington Daily News
-Pirates drop heartbreaker to Wolfpack
-Panthers’ pitcher-catcher duo enjoying final season

Comeback Pack shocks Pirates
Raleigh News & Observer


April 2, 2006

ASU ready to name Sendek as coach
   Sendek could be in Tempe for a news conference on Monday, according to several ASU officials, who confirmed a CBS report between Final Four games at Indianapolis that Sendek was leaving North Carolina State for ASU.

Arizona State to hire Sendek
   Herb Sendek's successful but tumultuous coaching career at NC State has come to an end.
nston Salem Journal

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Win-win situation for Sendek, Pack
-Incident imperils Duke's image
   The recent allegation of gang rape against the Duke men's lacrosse team has exposed serious issues of race, gender and class division. And it's dealt a devastating setback to the university's often fragile relationship with its hometown.

Seahawks will start looking right away
   UNC-Wilmington athletic director Mike Capaccio denied Saturday a strained relationship with former basketball coach Brad Brownell.
Wilmington Star News

Early slump hurts Patriots
   George Mason made three of their first 13 shots and did not make a 3-pointer until some 34 minutes into the game.
Washington (DC) Times

Coaches argue for tourney expansion
   Citing George Mason's unlikely Final Four appearance, more coaches are lobbying for the NCAA tournament's first wholesale expansion since 1985.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Several factors derailed promising season
   Late run was fun, but USC is aiming for the NCAAs, not the NIT next season
-Bayou bombers- USC’s four homers rout LSU
   Rout of LSU, Vanderbilt loss gives USC first place in SEC East
-Tigers deep-six ‘Canes
-Tigers get downright offensive

April 1, 2006

Brownell Steps Down as Seahawk Hoops Coach
   Brad Brownell, who has directed UNC Wilmington to two Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball championships in four seasons, has resigned to fill the same post at Wright State.
UNCW Athletics

UNCW's search for new coach begins
   Here’s a look at who could be in the mix for the basketball coaching job vacated by Brad Brownell, who announced Friday night that he was leaving for Wright State.
Wilmington Star News

Fans celebrate USC's back-to-back titles
   Odom: Criticism is impossible not to know
Greenville (SC) News

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Tigers’ ’Cane-razing streak reaches 5 games
   A pair of two-run home runs in the fourth inning by catcher Adrian Casanova and second baseman Taylor Harbin gave Clemson a lead it never relinquished, and the Tigers defeated ACC rival Miami 8-6 in front of 2,312 fans at Mark Light Field.
-Good to be back home again
   Road-weary NIT champs greeted by appreciative fans at Colonial Center
-McKeen faces three-game suspension

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Any lacrosse charges 10 days away
-Recognition joins rivals
-Brackman, Wolfpack dominate

Fewer options at QB this season for Devils
Durham Herald-Sun

A primer for last-minute George Mason fans
The Virginian Pilot

March 31, 2006

Gamecocks find their NIT-che
   In their school-record 38th game, the Gamecocks became only the second team in the 69-year history of the NIT to win back-to-back championships,
Greenville (SC) News

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Best of the Rest
   Gamecocks wallop Wolverines to repeat as NIT champions
-Odom’s job safe for now
   Hyman says USC will honor coach’s contract as well as that of Walvius
-USC’s Rice breaks thumb playing hoops
   Gamecocks’ leading receiver in ’05 out for remainder of spring practice
-Bar owner drops charges against USC football players
-Presbyterian makes the move to Division I
   School to join Big South Conference for the start of the 2007-08 school year

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Duke, UNC football players facing charges
   Four Duke football players and one UNC-CH football player are scheduled to appear in Orange County District Court on Monday to face misdemeanor charges stemming from a fight in a Chapel Hill nightclub.
-New football coaches keep UNC-CH seniors on toes
-Dad of alleged rape victim disillusioned about players
   The father of the woman who alleges that Duke lacrosse players gang-raped and robbed her doesn't hold any ill feelings toward Duke, but he is disillusioned about the students who allegedly were involved.
-Timelines at alleged rape site questioned
-Duke lacrosse continues practice
   The Duke men's lacrosse team doesn't yet know when or if it will play its next game, but the Blue Devils continue to prepare for that possibility.

From the Charlotte Observer
-It's time to get to truth of Duke scandal
   I don't know much about lacrosse. Maybe it only seems as if a team is not complete unless it features players named Chip, Chad, Carter, Biff and Gray.
-Q&A with Clemson's Oliver Purnell
   Clemson coach Oliver Purnell is the new president of the National Basketball Coaches Association and spoke Thursday on a number of college basketball issues

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-UNC-CH player's father held
   Big cocaine bust in New York nets elder Green, two others.
-George Mason- Gonzaga of the East?
   George Mason's run to the Final Four could have benefits that last far beyond this weekend.
-Duke president tries to calm case's waters
   Duke University President Richard Brodhead set out Thursday to calm tensions as the turmoil continues over a rape investigation involving the lacrosse team.

In second year at ODU, baseball coach has brought winning ways
The Virginian Pilot

First-year baseball players for WFU having solid seasons
Winston Salem Journal



April 2, 2006

From the Birmingham News
-After a coach, will UAB hire a real AD?
   This is why you need an AD... Not an interim director of athletics. Not a finance guy moonlighting in the job. A real, full-time, well-connected AD.
-Giles helps hold down fort as he waits to be interviewed
   UAB men's basketball assistant coach Chris Giles is among the cluster of coaches scattered in the mix to replace Mike Anderson.
-Mizzou better than UAB?

From the Hattiesburg American
-USM survives uprising to beat Memphis, 8-7
-No lack of motivation
-Favre talks to Eagles before Black-Gold game

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Young tightens grip on QB job
   On an afternoon when Southern Miss quarterbacks showed some shine, Southern Miss junior Jeremy Young's star continued to ascend.
-Best bends but doesn't break as Eagles hang on
   Southern Miss coach Corky Palmer hardly wore the face of a man whose baseball team had just held on for a nail-biting victory.

Young rewarded at Southern Miss spring game
   Junior named starting QB heading into fall
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Error does in Wave vs. Rice
   On Saturday, Tulane's downfall was as much about giving Rice one opportunity too many as it was about not taking advantage of the ones it had.
New Orleans Times Picayune

UCF's secondary on firmer footing
Orlando Sentinel

Even when he missed, Tiger QB Hankins made good impression
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Hard hits characterize MU practice
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

April 1, 2006

-Tiger Baseball Catches Elusive 13th Win with, 5-4 Decision over No. 20 Southern Miss
-UCF Powers Past Marshall in Home C-USA Baseball Opener
-Tulane Drops Game One Of Rice Series, 3-1
-UAB Baseball Outdueled by Louisiana Tech

From the Birmingham News
-Two new names on list; no interviews set up yet
   Florida associate head men's basketball coach Anthony Grant didn't necessarily move closer to becoming the next UAB head coach, but he did apparently lose one head-coaching option on Friday.
-Can Mike Davis and UAB make things work?

Panel, firm will aid UCF's AD search
   UCF President John Hitt said Friday that he expects to have a committee of 15-20 people formed by Monday to begin the search for the school's next athletic director.
Orlando Sentinel

From the Hattiesburg American
-Memphis holds off Eagles
   Sometimes it comes down to the little things.
-Black and Gold game should be competitive

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Door of opportunity open for USM O-linemen Housely, McKee
   To Southern Miss offensive linemen Wesley Housely and Ryan McKee, nothing really changed when they stepped out on the football field this spring, other than where each stood on the Golden Eagles' depth chart.
-Eagles fall prey to Tigers, pair of errors, 'mental stuff'
   After sweeping a road baseball series to open Conference USA play, Southern Miss was looking forward to being back home and building on that start.

Petersen homers as Tigers top USM
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Rice makes most of chances to down Tulane
Houston Chronicle

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
   It's become a rite of passage along Marshall University's offensive line
-Snyder looking for leadership out of quarterback position
   The Marshall movie folks are in from Hollywood to learn about Our Town and Our School and I'm talking with The Coach, Mark Snyder, a few nights ago, about quarterbacks, especially his, because as they go so goes the Herd, as they say.
-MU football- Picking up the slack on the line

March 31, 2006

AD skips trip to Indy, contacts Mike Davis
   UAB interim Athletics Director Richard Margison contacted former Indiana head coach Mike Davis on Thursday but no formal interview has been set up.
Birmingham News

From the El Paso Times
-Miners excited by special teams
-Miner staff shares knowledge

Annual spring game gives Southern Miss coaches one last chance to evaluate football team's progress
Hattiesburg American

Freshman Dozier heats up for USM
   For a guy who earned his starting spot with slick glove work, Southern Miss freshman shortstop Brian Dozier has proved to be pretty darn good with his bat, too.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Golden Eagles facing three-game Memphis series
   Southern Miss moves into the second weekend of Conference USA play when Memphis rolls into Pete Taylor Park for a three-game series.
Biloxi Sun Herald

Herd baseball invading APP
   Marshall opens home half of C-USA schedule tonight against Central Florida
Charleston (WV) Gazette

UCF gets pledge from 6-11 center
   As UCF prepares to enter its second year in Conference USA play next season minus four departing seniors, Coach Kirk Speraw is turning to a former Marine cook to help out.
Orlando Sentinel

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Carney exits dunk contest after 'weird' landing
-Tigers look to get back on track

March 27-30, 2006

From the Birmingham News
-Margison expected to interview Mike Davis
   UAB interim Athletics Director Richard Margison is expected to meet with prospective candidates for the school's basketball coach opening at the NCAA Tournament Final Four in Indianapolis, perhaps beginning as early as today.
-How does job measure up?
   Mike Anderson's accomplishments as UAB basketball coach should help the program's chances to land a quality successor, according to national college basketball observers.
-Time to move on
-UAB contacts MTSU's Davis
-UAB basketball coach takes national title quest to Big 12
-Margison's mandate- Style must be up-tempo
-Anderson personally informed players

RICE NOTEBOOK- Owls learn quickly under new coach
ouston Chronicle

Knights get thinner in linebacking corps
   Junior Steven Baker is out with a possible ACL tear in his right knee suffered in the first week of practice.
Orlando Sentinel

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Quarterback Hankins shines in scrimmage
-Tiger wide receiver finally returning to form
-Former Rebels find football more to liking at U of M