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East Carolina


Conference USA

April 23, 2006
Birthday - President James Buchanan (15th President)

-BVL: East Carolina 10, Marshall 9 [Box Score]

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

C-USA relief aces up for Stopper of the Year
Mother Nature leaves Wolfpack, Heels hanging
Freshman quarterback shines for Gators
UCLA duo considering NBA

-Pirates Strike Gold Again Beating Marshall 10-9
   Ryan Tousley's two-run double to left field gave East Carolina its second consecutive come from behind win as the Pirates defeated Marshall 10-9 Saturday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

-Softball Team Spilts Doubleheader At Memphis
-Lady Pirate Golf Inks Puche To NLI

Pirates pull off another thrilling win
  It was well worth the wait.
Washington Daily News

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates pilfer another
  Not any of East Carolina's players, not head coach Billy Godwin, not even assistant coach George Whitfield – who's been involved in baseball for more than five decades – could remember ever being involved in two consecutive ballgames like the Pirates and Marshall have conducted.
-Fritz hoping to be ECU's next backstop
  Adam Witter might not be behind the plate right now with East Carolina's regular catcher Jake Smith out with an injury had a collision involving Andrew Fritz not occurred last fall.

East Carolina Comes Back Again for 10-9 Win over Marshall Baseball
  East Carolina's Ryan Tousley hit a two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the ninth to lead the Pirates to a 10-9 win over the Marshall baseball team Saturday night in front of 2,685 spectators at water-logged Clark-LeClair Stadium

A real head Turner
"I want to commit somewhere as soon as the summer ends," said Northern Durham's Chris Turner, who lists Virginia Tech, East Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin and St. John's as his leaders.
Durham Herald Sun

Teamwork with teeth
  ECU's dental school: Open wide, and say `ah-hah!'
Charlotte Observer

April 22, 2006
Earth Day

-BVL: East Carolina 10, Marshall 9 [Box Score]

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

Apparent West Virginia spy nabbed at Marshall
Veteran guard plans to leave Georgia Tech
ECU's tennis seasons end
WNCT: Talk of The Town

-Mattox Infield Single In Ninth Lifts Pirates Past Marshall
  Jay Mattox's bases loaded infield single in the bottom of the ninth scored Brandon Henderson to give East Carolina a 10-9 come from behind win against Marshall Friday night in Conference USA play at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
-Saturday's Baseball Game Moved Up To 1 P.M.
-Cougars Knock Lady Pirates Out Of C-USA Women's Tennis Championships
-SMU Eliminates ECU From C-USA Men's Tennis Championships

Pirates pull out a thriller
  Brandon Henderson had a career night, helping the East Carolina Pirates rally from a big deficit in a 10-9 win over Marshall in Conference USA play.
Washington Daily News

Pirates rally for dramatic victory
  Jay Mattox capped a dramatic East Carolina rally with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth scoring Brandon Henderson, lifting the Pirates to a 10-9 win over Marshall in Conference USA play before 3,159 at Clark-LeClair Stadium
Kinston Free Press

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU dons rally caps
  East Carolina needed a superlative effort to rally from an eight-run deficit against Marshall in the opener of a Conference USA baseball series on Friday night.
-Making the move- Allied health, med library prepare to move into new $55 million facility

East Carolina Rallies in Ninth to Eke Past Marshall Baseball, 10-9
  Herd scores eight in second, but Pirates come back for win

April 21, 2006

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

UNCW coaching search gathers Moss
ECU women advance in C-USA tennis
NCAA examining prep diploma mills
WNCT: Talk of The Town (Walter Jones, Kim Lewellen)

-Young Named Most Valuable Player at Lady Pirates Basketball Annual Banquet
  Trio Of Seniors Bid Farewell
ECU Women's Tennis Opens C-USA Championships With Win
  Lady Pirates dispose of Memphis 4-0, advance to face Houston

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Underclassmen doing their part for East Carolina
  A total of seven freshmen and sophomores took the field during a crucial stretch of East Carolina's game at No. 14 N.C. State on Tuesday night. A similar type of scenario likely will play out again this weekend as the Pirates play host to Marshall for a Conference USA series beginning this evening at 7.
-Good timing- Pirates work out for scouts
  Several dozen incoming senior players were timed and evaluated by a small handful of National Football League scouts on ECU's turf practice field.

Pirates look to bounce back; play Thundering Herd in weekend
  East Carolina will look to shake off a tough loss to NC State, as the Pirates play host to Marshall for a three-game Conference USA series
Washington Daily News

Rounding the bases
Raleigh News & Observer

Marshall Baseball Invades East Carolina for Weekend Series
  Thundering Herd and Pirates begin series at 7 p.m. Friday

NFL draft preview- Linebackers

April 20, 2006

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

Deacs to install FieldTurf at Groves Stadium
Zags' Morrison headed to NBA
Walberg to guide Pepperdine hoops program
WNCT: Talk of The Town (Tom Campbell, GPD)

Evaluating offensive linemen for NFL draft
  VERSATILITY PLUS: The jack-of-all-trades in this draft is East Carolina's Guy Whimper.
San Jose Mercury News

Two Southern Mississippi games set for broadcast by CSTV
  The Golden Eagles' games Oct. 28 against East Carolina and Nov. 18 against UAB will begin at 7 pm Central time and will be televised by CSTV.
Biloxi Sun Herald

Pirates make statement in first year of ECU Ice Hockey
  Hockey takes hold in North Carolina
The East Carolinian

Future ECU Opponent: 12th game not much of a bonus for WVU
Charleston (WV) Gazette

April 19, 2006

-BVL: N.C. State 4, East Carolina 3 (10 innings) [Box Score]

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

Krog leads Pirates to C-USA women's golf title
UConn sophomore opts for NBA
Another UConn cager eyes different pro route
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show (guest Gary Overton)
WNCT: Talk of The Town

-Krog, ECU Claim C-USA Women's Golf Championship
  Pirates Win First-Ever C-USA Women's Golf title
-Deja Vu- Late Rally Lifts Pack Over Pirates
  Brian Aargon scored the game winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the tenth to lift the N.C. State over East Carolina 4-3 Tuesday night at Doak Field in Raleigh, N.C.

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-No. 14 Wolfpack slips past Pirates in 10th inning
  East Carolina let another one get away at N.C. State's Doak Field.
-ECU takes C-USA women's golf title
  When golfer Lene Krog stepped foot on East Carolina's campus, her reputation and talent were expected to deliver results right from her first tee box. Just months after her Pirate debut, the Norway native couldn't have dreamed of a better freshman campaign.

Another wild win for Pack
  ECU mistakes give win to State
Raleigh News & Observer

Pirates lose a heartbreaker to Wolfpack
  Brian Aragon raced home on a wild pitch by Kevin Rhodes in the bottom of the 10th, giving the seventh-ranked N.C. State Wolfpack a 4-3 win over the East Carolina Pirates
Washington Daily News

Once a Pirate, always a Pirate
  Former player's return to ECU has been 'rewarding'
The East Carolinian

April 18, 2006
Tax Freedom Day
Anniversary - Paul Revere’s Ride

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

Two Duke lacrosse players reportedly indicted
ECU leads C-USA women's golf
Tar Heels ranked No. 1 by Collegiate Baseball
WNCT: Talk of The Town

Women's Golf Takes Over Lead At C-USA Championship
  East Carolina turned in a team second round total of 294 to take a five stroke lead at the 2006 Conference USA Women's Golf Championship being played the Par 72, 6,216-yard Ironwood Country Club here Monday.
-Harrell Named C-USA Softball Co-Pitcher Of The Week
  East Carolina junior Keli Harrell shares the Conference USA Pitcher of the Week honors, earning the regonition for the third time this season.

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU, N.C. State play rubber match tonight
  Considering the first two baseball games they played, the final contest of the regular season between East Carolina and N.C. State ought to be one to be remembered.
-Pirates surge into first place

Pirates ready for another battle with Wolfpack
  Brody Taylor admitted that it’s arguably the biggest start he will have made in his college career.
Washington Daily News

Pirates take five-game win streak into tonight’s game against Pack
  Two teams playing some of its best ball of the season collide in Raleigh tonight as seventh-ranked North Carolina State faces in-state rival East Carolina.
Kinston Free Press

NC State Moves Into Top 10, Will Host East Carolina On Tuesday Night

April 17, 2006
Tax Day

-BVL: East Carolina 13, Albany 9 [Box Score]

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

Pirate track team has success in Knoxville
ECU's Salisbury wins women's javelin
FSU's Johnson will examine NBA option

-Women's Golf In Third After Round One Of C-USA Championship
  2006 C-USA Women's Golf Championship host East Carolina is in third place after round one with freshman Lene Krog and seniors Heidi Helliesen and Jamie Quinn all shooting a two-over 74.
-C-USA Women's Golf Tournament Central
-Witter's Grand Slam Paces ECU's Sweep Of Albany
  Adam Witter's three hit and six RBI performance at the plate, which included his second career grand slam, paced the Pirates to their sixth consecutive win and its third series sweep of the season as the Pirates defeated Albany 13-9 Sunday afternoon at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
-ECU Women Set Six Personal Records at Carolina Fast Times Meet
-Three ECU Individuals, Relay Team Earn NCAA Qualification at Sea Ray Relays

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates complete sweep of Albany
  Adam Witter called it one of the best balls he's hit this year.
-Dazzling in doubles
  Gillie Bailey and Kirstin Buchanan, who played seven matches together during the fall season, reeled off 12 consecutive wins earlier in the current spring campaign en route to earning the first-ever FILA Collegiate Tennis national ranking (48th) in ECU doubles history.

Witter helps Pirates slam Great Danes
  Witter provided the big stick the East Carolina Pirates desperately needed on Easter Sunday.
Washington Daily News


April 23, 2006

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Habs whip Hurricanes
  Making their first playoff starts in goal, the Canadiens' Cristobal Huet totally outplays the Hurricanes' Martin Gerber, giving his team the early lead in the best-of-seven series.
-Duke alumni pensive, proud about lacrosse case reaction
-Long day nets nothing
  Pack-Heels suspended in the 12th, will resume today.
-Hire will reflect on Fowler
-Gems are there for Pack to unearth
-Devils know the score
   Duke shows improvement on both sides in spring game.

Wright's trip around block hits Cincy
  Anthony Wright, who may very well be the Bengals’ sixth Opening Day quarterback since Jeff Blake started his fourth and last opener for them in 1999, grew up one of Blake’s Moon Balls away from East Carolina.

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Canes can't have another one that ugly
-Offense edges defense in Duke spring game

From the Charlotte Observer
-Panthers' only draft need- Depth
-Tapscott- Bobcats' future in NBA is bright

From Columbia (SC) The State
-When whistled by Spurrier, same ol’ tune sounds OK
-Gamecocks blow six-run lead in loss to Wildcats
-Lickety split- Berken zips through BC to foil sweep

April 22, 2006

U.Va. to test No. 1 starter
  After a long wait, Christian Olsen has finally stepped into the role of Virginia's starting quarterback ... for now.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Moss wastes little time getting acclimated at UNCW
  Paint fumes filled the air and the office furniture was pushed to the center of the room. Across the hall, inside Trask Coliseum, road hands set up stage, sound and light equipment for tonight’s Kanye West concert.
Wilmington Star News

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Dooley listed as critical
  Former North Carolina at Chapel Hill football coach Bill Dooley remained in critical but stable condition at Duke University Hospital on Friday.
-Youth again leads a spring of hope for Devils
-Miller powers past Wolfpack
  They packed the seats and filled the grassy bank down the first-base line. They sat on top of an equipment shed down the third-base line. They lined up along the railing on the top floor of Ehringhaus Dorm. And they hid out behind the fence in the right-field corner.
-Canes' miracle was turning point in 2002

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-DA on the spot for comments
-Pack's search goes on
  Lavin hot name on list for now.
-Miller subdues State
  Overflow crowd watches Heels win.

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Wake Forest pounds Maryland 15-4
-Pack may be close to naming a coach
  Lavin, Beilein are in running to become Sendek's replacement

State’s silence is deafening
  It is easy to surmise that Lee Fowler’s cell phone has buzzed approximately 1,974 times this month as prominent boosters and local media wrestle to get a pulse on N.C. State’s hunt for a new basketball coach.
Fayetteville Observer

Clemson bats finally warm up
Columbia (SC) The State

Cost rises on West End Zone project
  The current cost of Clemson's West End Zone project has risen to $40 million, up from an original estimate of $27 million.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Manning signs Bears' offer sheet
  The Carolina Panthers will have to make a decision regarding the future of restricted free agent Ricky Manning, who signed an offer sheet with Chicago on Friday.
Charlotte Observer

April 21, 2006

Irked Tigers to test struggling Eagles
  Look out, Boston College. The Clemson baseball team is coming to town, and it looks ticked-off.
Anderson Independent

NC State And UNC-CH To Square Off In Chapel Hill

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Bill Dooley recovering after surgery
  Former North Carolina @ Chapel Hill football coach Bill Dooley has been admitted to Duke University Hospital after having an aortic aneurysm Monday, close friend Charlie Adams said Thursday night.
-UNC-CH's Miller always had velocity; now he's able to spot pitches

Coachless Pack has recruiting ground to cover
  The buzz surrounding Chris Wright’s talent has never wavered even as his commitment to N.C. State flaps in the wind like one of those logo flags attached to the side of a mini-van.
Fayetteville Observer

Kentucky next test for USC
  The University of South Carolina begins the second half of Southeastern Conference play tonight at surprising Kentucky, which is ranked 21st and has yet to lose a league series at home this year.
Greenville (SC) News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Seahawks hire 49ers' Moss
  He spent past 6 seasons as assistant to Lutz
-Wolfpack's attention turns to Lavin as coach

From the Wilmington Star News
-Players like what Moss is planning
  Whether it was playing pickup basketball games in the Student Recreation Center or working with strength and conditioning coach Jim Mayew, the returning members of the UNC-Wilmington men’s basketball team have been keeping busy
-Miles spurns offer to stay with NDSU

April 20, 2006

Miles offered UNCW job
  UNC-Wilmington athletic director Mike Capaccio offered the vacant men’s basketball coaching position to North Dakota State coach Tim Miles, according to sources close to the situation.
Wilmington Star News

Clemson loses fourth consecutive game
  The Tigers were hit with a stinging 5-4 loss to in-state foe Furman Wednesday, the second in as many nights to an in-state team.
Anderson Independent

Ex-Gamecock found guilty of robbing bank
  Evidence provided by Army vet and retired Marine sways jury; Hutchinson faces up to 25 years
Columbia (SC) The State

Making sense of revenue tough
  The numbers are there in black and white, but they can be deceiving until the story behind them is explained.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Spurrier offers dose of reality to USC fans
  Spurrier talked about changes the fans may not have expected to hear Tuesday night.
-Furman focuses on three coaches
  Two assistant coaches from the college ranks and one from the NBA will be interviewed this week by Furman University officials looking to hire the Paladins' next basketball coach.

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Hurricanes Limp Into NHL Playoffs
-Bobcats Win Franchise Record 4th Straight

N.C. State's search for big names coming up short
  With all the uncertainty, rumor and wild speculation swirling around the search for N.C. State's next basketball coach, here's one thing that we know for certain...
Greensboro News-Record

Westover QB decides on CIAA school
  Appalachian State and East Carolina offered Williams the opportunity to join their programs as a walk-on and several other Division II teams recruited him.
Fayetteville Observer

Duke player changes name to honor family
Winston Salem Journal

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-New tension cloaks team
  With the threat of a third indictment in the gang rape investigation of the Duke University lacrosse team, those who know the players who haven't been charged feel a corrosive worry that one of their own could still face formal accusations.
-A new football Classic?
  Shaw, NCCU may kick off a Labor Day tradition.
-Day 19- News of the day
  Steve Lavin's name continues to be bandied about, but the former UCLA coach has been elusive.
-Canes, Habs won't be seen nationally

Playoffs are Bobcats' key to this city
Charlotte Observer

Statistics tell alot about CWS teams
  Boyd Nation, who combines a love of statistics and college baseball into a search for truths inside the numbers, last week published the top 10 programs in the major offensive and pitching categories for the last five seasons.
Baton Rouge Advocate

April 19, 2006

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Two arrested in Duke lacrosse case; identity of third person sought
  Two Duke University lacrosse players were arrested in a rape investigation Tuesday, but District Attorney Mike Nifong's vow to identify one more suspect kept 44 players and a community in limbo.
-Players' conduct had concerned Duke
-UNC-G stuns UNC-CH
  Currin, Spartans hold off Tar Heels.
-Eyes on the Pack -- Day 18
-Flat finish for Canes
-Stanley Cup playoffs matchups

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-2 Duke players arrested
   Five weeks after an exotic dancer claimed she was gang raped and beaten at a Duke lacrosse team party, two players were arrested Tuesday on charges that could bring prison terms of at least 12 years.
-Final-Night Shake-Up Jumbles NHL Matchups

Seahawks like what they see in Moss
  It didn’t take Charlotte assistant Benny Moss very long to impress the UNC-Wilmington men’s basketball coaching search committee.
Wilmington Star News

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch
NEW COACH AT VCU- 'This feels good'
  Job comes after 10 years under Donovan at the University of Florida
-New VCU coach's resume included class and character
-VCU'S COACH- Some facts
-Consortium helped ease VCU's hiring process

Don't meet requirements for State coaching job
  Here's a light-hearted look at some notable coaches who would be ineligible to take the Wolfpack job, even if they applied, based on the school's job description.
Fayetteville Observer

Eagles' throws cause Tiger woes
  Ask college coaches across the Southeast about the one mid-major team they really, really don't want to see in their NCAA Regional brackets, and the answer would be unanimous: Winthrop.
Anderson Independent

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Former USC player's robbery trial begins
  Attorney: Money was mailed to family, friends of the accused
-Winthrop gives Tigers a whipping
  No. 23 Eagles, who also beat Clemson last season, improve to 8-2 against ACC foes
-Brown will not return to lineup
  Tanner says USC second baseman’s back injury will require surgery

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Davidson rallies to knock off WFU 9-5
-Colleges are using headhunters more often

Cheek's college decision is going global
  Cheek has signed with MTV's cable and online channel mtvU to chronicle his decision-making in a new reality series.
Greensboro News-Record

April 18, 2006

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Former Duke athletics administrator Mickle dies
  Tom Mickle was credited by many as the brainchild behind the Bowl Coalition, which eventually became the Bowl Alliance and is now known as the Bowl Championship Series.
-Hodge thankful he's alive after shooting, unsure when he'll play
-2 indicted; papers sealed
  Two Duke University lacrosse players were indicted Monday in connection with the alleged rape of an exotic dancer at a team party last month, but their names were not revealed because a judge sealed the documents.
-Coach was warned last year on players' conduct

Without coach, N.C. State could fall behind the recruiting pack
Greensboro News Record

From the Richmond Times Dispatch
-Teague, 40, brings energy, enthusiasm and vision to Rams' athletic department
-Job filled using familiar formula

Jones visits, Moss on deck
  Byron Jones didn’t need a map to navigate the UNC-Wilmington campus Monday.
Wilmington Star News

Eagles travel to Clemson for another test
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Louise Smith immersed her life in fast cars
  `First lady of racing' dies, leaves legacy of a go-getter
Charlotte Observer

School expels Mountaineers' prized football recruit
   Greg Davis, who is expected to figure immediately into WVU's two-deep secondary picture at cornerback once August workouts begin, has been suspended from private Blue Ridge School in Dyke, Va., following alleged multiple honor code violations and physical altercations.
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

April 17, 2006

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Grand jury could hear Duke case
  Presenting the lacrosse case today is just one option for Durham's DA.
-Prospective Dukies cautious
  High schoolers, parents attending Blue Devil Days tour are not overly mindful of the scandal.
-Smith not counting on Keyshawn factor
  Panthers star unsure of addition's affect.

It’s Jones’ turn for the two-day tour
  While many area residents hunted colored eggs or beachfront parking Sunday afternoon, UNC-Wilmington continued its hunt for a men’s basketball coach.
Wilmington Star News

USC in running for Downey’s transfer
  Anson County prospect, athlete Michael Bowman (5-11, 164), remains strong on USC and North Carolina according to his coach. He has written offers from USC, Virginia Tech, Tennessee and East Carolina.
Columbia (SC) The State

Athletes and alcohol create dangerous mix at colleges
The Virginian Pilot



April 23, 2006

-A Banner Day For Marshall Football
  Marshall University's 2006 Green & White game was an impressive spectacle. A Thundering Herd spring game record crowd of 17,346 looked on as Marshall showcased
-2006 Conference USA Women's Tennis Championship Match Determined
  The No. 7 seed Rice and top-seeded SMU advance to the title match
-2006 Conference USA Men's Tennis Championship - Semifinals
-2006 Men's Golf Championship Tees Off Monday
-Tiger Baseball Drops Seventh-Straight, 7-1 to No. 19 Houston
-Five-Run Third Leads Tulane Past Stephen F. Austin, 7-1
-UAB Escapes with 9-7 Victory over UCF

SMU committee to discuss Doherty
  Florida Atlantic coach's hiring will be up for approval Monday

UAB coach happy to be back home
  The hectic pace of taking over a new job can't wipe away the smile of newly minted UAB men's basketball head coach Mike Davis.
Birmingham News

Pitt angry about ESPN game
  When UCF unveiled details of its 2006 football schedule in February, among the pearls was a Friday night home game with Pittsburgh, set for a national ESPN telecast.
Orlando Sentinel

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail
-Stars come out for Herd
  Defense shines in MU spring scrimmage
-Amazing day gives Snyder challenge, opportunity
-Marshall football notebook

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Green-White Game a box-office smash
  A sun-splashed crowd of 17,346 watched as Marshall closed its spring practice with its annual Green-White Game on Saturday afternoon at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.
-Moss, Pennington highlight reunion
  NFL veterans Randy Moss and Chad Pennington highlighted the reunion of Marshall's 1996 national championship football team, but strength in numbers was the true story.

Rice rolls to victory against Southern Miss
  Exchanging dingers for a stolen base, a bloop double and a bunt single, Rice extended its Conference USA winning streak to 13 games with a 5-1 victory over Southern Mississippi at Reckling Park Saturday.
Houston Chronicle

Owls put clamps on Eagle bats
  Two pitchers combined on a nine-hitter Saturday as Conference USA newcomer Rice continued to dominate league play with a 5-1 victory over Southern Miss at Reckling Park be-fore an announced crowd of 3,180.
Jackson Clarion Ledger

Eagles fall short again
  Rice scored three runs in the seventh inning to stretch a one-run lead into a four-run cushion en route to a 5-1 victory over Southern Miss Saturday at Reckling Park.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-TU's spring game ends in tie
  Tulane coach Chris Scelfo made it clear to his staff that no trick plays were going to be allowed in the Green Wave's spring game Saturday. Scelfo's second rule was only he could break the first rule.
-Green Wave thumps Lumberjacks 7-1
  Redshirt-freshman right fielder Warren McFadden went 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs, and junior right-hander Brandon Gomes struck out eight in seven innings , as Tulane defeated Stephen F. Austin 7-1 Saturday at Zephyr Field.

DeAngelo looking to give back
  Foundation to aid breast cancer research and reading programs
Memphis Commercial Appeal

April 22, 2006

Report says SMU made offer to Florida Atlantic's Doherty
  Doherty was offered the job Thursday and is expected to inform SMU officials of his decision early next week, the source said.
Palm Beach Post

Doherty to take over at SMU
  Florida Atlantic and former North Carolina head coach Matt Doherty will become the next coach at SMU, according to sources close to the situation.
Fox Sports

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-MU officials catch a spy from WVU
  Marshall University officials confronted, detained and seized stenographer's notebook pages from a West Virginia University student who was in the bleachers at Edwards Stadium for a Herd football practice April 11.
-Marshall must take advantage of spotlight
-Herd QB is running past competition
-Former Marshall stars credit school for their success on the next level

WVU denies spying on Herd
  Marshall University football fan Jamie Marcum was enjoying an afternoon practice when the action suddenly shifted to the stands.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Herd lines up today for sexy spring finale
  Not since Leann Tweeden dropped in on Byron Leftwich has this kind of buzz surrounded the Marshall football program.
-Spy in the house?
  A West Virginia University student, who is apparently an avid football fan, was caught spying on a Marshall practice, officials from both universities have confirmed.

-Baseball Rallies for 3-2 Win over Memphis in Series Opener
-Rice Power Past Southern Miss In Series-Opener, 12-3
-Hamilton's Homers Help Tulane Down Lumberjacks, 9-1
-UCF Blazes Past UAB, 9-0
-2006 C-USA Women's Tennis Championship Moves to Semifinals Action
-2006 Conference USA Men's Tennis Championship - Quarterfinals

Houston edges Memphis with run in ninth
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Savery carries Rice past Golden Eagles
   Rice got a six-run fifth inning, keyed by Joe Savery's grand slam, and routed Southern Miss 12-3 in Friday night's opener of a Conference USA three-game weekend series before an announced 3,016 at Reckling Park.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Rice returns to normal with rout against Southern Miss
Houston Chronicle

Morgan dominant in Wave's 9-1 win
   It was one of those nights when Tulane's Sean Morgan wasn't going to need a lot of runs, but he got them anyway.
New Orleans Times Picayune

April 21, 2006

-2006 Conference USA Women's Tennis Championship Quarterfinals Set
  The 2006 Conference USA Women's Tennis Championship concluded its opening day of tournament play at the Garland Tennis Center outside of Dallas, Texas. UCF, Rice and East Carolina all advanced past the first round of action
-Two C-USA Closers on Midseason NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List
  USM's Best and UCF's Petracca Honored
-Tiger Baseball Takes on #19 Houston in C-USA Weekend
-Owls Home For Three-Game Series vs. Southern Miss
-Tulane To Battle Stephen F. Austin In Non-Conference Weekend

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Another series, another ranked foe for Tigers
  Playing Owls, Bulldogs should help vs. Houston
-U of M's Tom II thriving at ultra-secret Mississippi pad
  The University of Memphis's mascot is settling in nicely as a Mississippi resident. Tom II, a 15-year-old Bengal tiger affectionately called "Fat Boy" by his self-described godfather, moved about a month ago from his former home in Collierville to new digs on 4 1/2 acres near Olive Branch.
-Tiger football adds 2 more TV games
  University of Memphis home football games against Conference USA division favorites Tulsa and Central Florida this fall will attract more than substantial crowds to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

Top-ranked Rice lies in wait for USM
Jackson Clarion Ledger

Big men back on campus
   Moss, Pennington plug Herd’s ’96 reunion
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Green Wave snags good catch in Kwan
   Less than two weeks before the start of baseball season, Tulane coach Rick Jones knew he had some big holes to fill on this year's team. One spot, however, loomed larger than the rest.
New Orleans Times Picayune

College baseball notebook- UH's Flores makes an impact — and he can hit
Houston Chronicle

April 20, 2006

Incoming SMU AD interviews Evans for basketball job
  Incoming SMU athletic director Steve Orsini interviewed former Arizona State and Mississippi coach Rob Evans on Tuesday night

-Rice Men Earn Top Seed at C-USA Tennis Championship
-2006 Conference USA Women's Tennis Championship Preview (April 20-23)
-Tulane to Hold Green & White Game Saturday Morning
-Marshall's Green & White Game Promises to be Memorable
-Southern Miss Wins In-State Game Against Alcorn State, 14-1

Maddox's 4th slam highlights USM rout
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Orlando Sentinel
-To coaches, bowls mean extra practice time
-UCF assistant Schuberth is leaving

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Lawmakers honor Tigers
  NCAA rule cuts down on athletes attending
-Washington, Williams on fence about pros

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Green-White promises fun
-Herd's Tinker excited to be back
-Lexington standout picks Herd

For Marshall defensive ends, speed makes up for lack of size
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Herd rewards Roberts' work with scholarship
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

April 19, 2006

-East Carolina Claims 2006 C-USA Women's Golf Championship Title
    Host East Carolina improved its lead by six strokes to hold onto the top spot and win the 2006 Conference USA Women's Golf Championship
-Outdoor Track and Field Notebook
-Houston Takes 9-6 Win at Texas A&M on Tuesday
-Bowers Thwarts Marshall Baseball in 9-4 Virginia Tech Win
-#15 Mississippi State Nips Tigers, 12-8
-Sooners Defeat Rice 15-3 Tuesday Night On The Road In Oklahoma
-Southern Miss Hosts Alcorn State For In-State Midweek Contest
-Big Innings Lead Tulane Past Arch-Rival LSU, 12-5
-USF Hands UCF 6-4 Loss in 11 Innings

Suspension of UCF coach result of physical altercation
  UCF baseball Coach Jay Bergman served a one-game suspension last week after he "physically touched a student-athlete in a manner that was unacceptable" during an April 8 home game against East Carolina, Athletic Director Steve Orsini said Tuesday.
Orlando Sentinel

Green Wave takes what LSU gives it
   LSU gave Tulane the opportunities Tuesday night and paid for them.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Tulane rolls over Tigers
Baton Rouge Advocate

Bulldogs rough up Tiger pitching
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Houston Chronicle
-Houston uses A&M as battering ram
   In what was quite an offensive week for Houston, the Cougars battered McNeese State and Southern Mississippi so mercilessly that it wouldn't have been a surprise if they didn't have any pop remaining in their bats for Texas A&M on Tuesday.
-May to step down as Rice AD
   Bobby May's 45-year relationship with his alma mater came to an emotional end today when he announced his retirement as Rice athletic director.
-Roundup- Oklahoma ends Rice's win streak at 14
-Houston Bowl unlikely to be renewed
   Operations could cease as early as next week

Blazers struggle with 18-game skid
   UAB baseball coach Larry Giangrosso looked at his young roster and a beefed-up Conference USA and figured his team would struggle at times this season.
Birmingham News

Spring Football Leaves Many Questions For MU

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Players' reunion could have lasting effects
   Marshall's football reunion technically ends Sunday, but its impact is expected to extend for years.
-No rest on this couch
   At first glance, it appears Matt Couch is taking one for the team. After starting 10 games at middle linebacker last season, Couch has switched to the weak side for spring practice.

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-’96 reunion adds to Green-White festivities
   Matthew McConaughey called plays at a Marshall football practice, and this time he wasn’t acting.
-Marshall hopes for star performance from Morris
   The stars were out during the late afternoon at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

April 18, 2006

-East Carolina Moves Into Lead at C-USA Women's Golf Championship
    The Pirates hold a four-stroke lead over Tulsa, are five strokes ahead of SMU and just six strokes ahead of UCF and UTEP.
-Baseball Notebook
   Rice has moved back into the No. 1 ranking, earning the top spot in this week's National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Poll.
-Rice's Morris Almond Declares for NBA Draft
-Softball Notebook
-Houston Looks for Revenge at Texas A&M on Tuesday
-Marshall Baseball Visits Virginia Tech for Tuesday Contest
-Owls Conclude Road Swing Tuesday Night At Oklahoma
-Old Rivals Meet When Tulane Hosts LSU Tuesday At Zephyr Field

SMU meets with Doherty
   SMU sources said Florida Atlantic coach Matt Doherty talked to school officials about the vacant men's basketball coaching opening.

SMU AD to retire with priorities in place
Sherman Denison Herald Democrat

LSU-Tulane game could pack 'em in
   Tulane's Rick Jones and LSU's Smoke Laval have seen their teams pack the ballparks and set attendance records in recent years.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Moss to help fund grant at Marshall
   Former Marshall All-America and current NFL star wide receiver, is making a financial contribution to the Herd football program that will start an endowed scholarship in the name of MU's 1996 team.
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd's 1996 team getting back together
-Moss starting scholarship at Marshall

No shockin U of M contract
Memphis Commercial Appeal

April 17, 2006

-Weekend Baseball Roundup
   Marshall completed its first three-game road sweep in conference play since 1994 with three wins at UAB.
-Southern Miss Out-Powers Houston In 14-7 Slugfest
-Tulane Wins Series vs. UCF With 7-6 Sunday Victory
-UAB Fall In Series Finale To Marshall
-UTEP Jumps Out To Early Lead at C-USA Women's Golf Championship

Eagles avoid C-USA sweep
   Southern Mississippi was physically beaten in the first two games of its series with Houston. But the Golden Eagles rode a strong pitching performance by Daniel Best and the hitting of Kevin Coker to beat the Cougars 14-7 Sunday before a Pete Taylor Park crowd of 2,869.
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Best good enough as USM wins HR derby
   After watching Houston shred his starting pitching for yet another day, Southern Miss baseball coach Corky Palmer finally turned to the Best the Golden Eagles had.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Southern Miss takes big C-USA win over UAB
Hattiesburg American

Rice finishes off Memphis with 19-8 win
   Freshman Adam Zornes homered twice and sophomore Brian Friday went 4-for-6 with a homer and four RBIs to lead second-ranked Rice to a 19-8 victory and a three-game sweep of Memphis on Sunday.
Houston Chronicle

Owls win in a breeze, polish off series sweep vs. U of M
   Southern Mississippi was physically beaten in the first two games of its series with Houston. But the Golden Eagles rode a strong pitching performance by Daniel Best and the hitting of Kevin Coker to beat the Cougars 14-7 Sunday before a Pete Taylor Park crowd of 2,869.
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Marshall plan could pay off in ’07
   MARK SNYDER’S first spring practice season at Marshall University is all about the future — this fall and several seasons afterward.
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Emotion, energy color scrimmage
Huntington Herald-Dispatch