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Conference USA

April 30, 2006
Louisiana Purchase Day

-BVL: East Carolina 13, Tulane 3 (Box Score)

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
C-USA affiliates with new Birmingham Bowl
UNCW, new coach Moss get contract done
Three NCSU D-linemen are first round picks

ECU Gametracker/Media Link
Baseball: Tulane @ ECU

-Taylor Tosses Complete Game In 13-3 Win Over Tulane
  Senior Brody Taylor tossed his third complete game of the season and four Pirate batters hit home runs in a 13-3 win over Tulane Saturday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
-Walk-Off Hits Gives ECU Softball Doubleheader Sweep Of Southern Miss
  Walk-off hits by Jessica Johnson and Beth Nolan propelled East Carolina to a Conference USA doubleheader sweep of Southern Miss here Saturday, 4-3 and 3-2 in nine innings.

Pirates enjoy ride over Green Wave
  East Carolina gave Lindsay Gladden plenty of reasons to dance on the dugout Saturday.
Washington Daily News

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-East Carolina baseball bounces back, crushes Tulane
  Brody Taylor threw his second consecutive complete game and ECU's batters pounded out 16 hits – including four home runs – as the Pirates handed the Green Wave its most lopsided loss of the season, a 13-3 decision in front of 3,420 spectators.
-Pirate assistant obtains degree

Taylor shuts down Green Wave
Kinston Free Press

Pirates hammer Tulane
  East Carolina ends Green Wave's seven-game streak
New Orleans Times Picayune

Baseball Falls In Game Two Of East Carolina Series, 13-3

April 29, 2006
Birthday - Dale Earnhardt

-BVL: Tulane 9, East Carolina 5 (Box Score)

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
NCSU's Williams to go No. 1 in NFL draft
Duke point guard's brother commits to Heels
Blue Devils get a lacrosse victory

-Emaus Leads Tulane Past ECU, 9-5
  Brad Emaus' three-run double in the top of the ninth highlighted a five run inning as Tulane defeated ECU 9-5 Friday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
-Softball Hosts Southern Miss In Home Series Finale

Wave wipes out ECU
  What was a wonderfully entertaining Conference USA baseball game turned against East Carolina on two pitches.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Tulane rallies past East Carolina Pirates, 9-5
  Of East Carolina’s last three losses, two have been won in the opponent’s last at-bat.
Kinston Free Press

Wave scores five in ninth to beat ECU
  Tulane scored five runs in the ninth inning to defeat East Carolina 9-5 in the opener of a three-game Conference USA series Friday night in Greenville, N.C.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Baseball Rallies In Ninth For 9-5 C-USA Win At East Carolina

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Who’s gonna pick this Guy
  Guy Whimper’s life is going to change this weekend.
-Trying to be a model for younger athletes

Iona signs Camper
  Kyle Camper (Cecil Community College) chose Iona over Drexel and East Carolina. Maryland, Oklahoma and Texas Tech came into the picture recently, but he didn't bite.
The NY Journal News

It's official- Goodwin signs with Tigers
  Goodwin visited Idaho, Miami (Ohio), Bowling Green and East Carolina before deciding on Pacific, which has made three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.
Stockton (CA) Record

April 28, 2006
National Arbor Day
Birthday - President James Monroe (5th President)

-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 267

ECU should avoid rivals' miscues

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Pirates add juco guard to recruiting class
C-USA players contend for Howser Award
ECU vs. Tulane Sunday game time changed
WNCT: Talk of the Town w/Derek Brown, Bill Thomas

Sunday's Baseball Game Moved Up To 11 A.M.

Pirates, Tulane series will be a critical one
  East Carolina will head into this weekend’s Conference USA series against Tulane with a new pitching rotation.
Washington Daily News

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates balance exams, practice as Wave comes in
  Good time management certainly could benefit the Pirates since the university began giving final exams on Thursday and they begin a crucial Conference USA series against Tulane this evening. The Green Wave is one of three clubs tied for fourth place behind East Carolina, which currently has third all to itself.
-ECU adds pair of junior college guards
-Code of conduct
  Duke scandal becomes ECU teaching tool

Tulane gears up for a key series
  At this point, the Tulane baseball team is ready to concede, they are all big.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Tulane Ready For Big C-USA Weekend At East Carolina

Rounding the bases
  East Carolina plays an important Conference USA series against Tulane starting tonight
Raleigh News & Observer

TCC guards Farmer, Johnson sign with Division I colleges
  Cory Farmer signed a NCAA letter-of-intent with East Carolina University
Tallahassee Democrat

April 27, 2006
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Birthday - President Ulysses S. Grant (18th President)

-Myatt: View From The 'ville

Pirate ship afloat again on rising tide
-BVL: ECU Football Post-Spring Depth Chart
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Larranaga gets contract extension at GMU
Breakfast of Champions to honor Hunt, Reale
SMU captures Conference USA men's golf
WNCT: Talk of the Town (guest Kim Lewellen)

-Smith And Ault Record Top-20 Finishes At C-USA Golf Championships
-Pirate Volleyball Concludes Spring Season

North Pitt's Shaw to play softball at East Carolina next season
Greenville Daily Reflector

April 26, 2006
Administrative Professionals Day

-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat

ECU track and field discovers success in throwing

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Stanford hires Iowa athletic director
Houston, Memphis tied in C-USA golf
Another Huskie headed for NBA
WNCT: Talk of the Town

A fond farewell- ECU holds celebration in honor of retiring Grimsley
  For anyone who's been to an East Carolina athletic event, chances are they've seen Dr. Jimmie Grimsley.
Greenville Daily Reflector

David Smith Tied For Tenth With 18 Holes Left

Larry is Boise-bound
  CSI head coach Barret Peery announced that signing, along with Darrell "Smooch" Jenkins' decision to sign with the East Carolina University Pirates
Twin Falls (ID) Times-News

Barnes, Snyder among candidates for UT vacancy
  Among those who have reportedly expressed interest are: former Ole Miss coach Rod Barnes; former Missouri coach Quin Snyder; former Seton Hall coach Louis Orr; and former UT-Chattanooga coach and current East Carolina associate head coach Mack McCarthy.
Maryville (TN) Daily Times

April 25, 2006
National Teach Children to Save Day

-Bailey: From The Anchor Desk

One rally shy of an ideal weekend

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Matt Doherty takes Mustangs' reins
ECU's Henderson cops C-USA hitting honor
Texas' Tucker exploring NBA option
WNCT: Talk of the Town (guest Philip Horne)
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show (guest Billy Godwin)

-Lewellen Looks To Make Final Three In Big Break V- Hawaii
-Hunt And Reale Named ECU's Outstanding Scholar Athletes
-ECU's Brandon Henderson Named C-USA Hitter-of-the-Week

Whitehead- Center of attention
  Trent Whitehead has another year of high school ball to play after this one, but has already verbally committed to play for the East Carolina Pirates in two years.  He’ll be able to officially sign with ECU, which he chose over Clemson, during the early signing period in September.
Washington Daily News

April 24, 2006
Library of Congress Day

-Hinton: Henry's Highlights

Real sports idols getting harder to find
-Letter to the Editor: Greg Zittel, New York, NY
-BVL: Marshall 5, East Carolina 3 (Box Score)

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Lavin reportedly offered NCSU post
Pirates perform well in rain-shortened meet
Southern Miss hosting C-USA men's golf

-Taylor Tosses Second Complete Game In 5-3 Loss To Marshall
  Chris Koutsavlis tossed his third complete game of the season helping Marshall to a 5-3 win over East Carolina Sunday afternoon at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
-Home Runs Lift Memphis Over ECU In Softball Series Finale, 6-1
-ECU Men Win Three Titles, Earn 10 Top Five Finishes At Neely Invitational

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Herd hurler halts Pirates
  Marshall left-handed pitcher Chris Koutsavlis walked to the team's bus with some pretty nice mementoes on Sunday afternoon.
-Basnight to speak at ECU graduation

Pirates fall to Marshall in series finale
  Marshall was out-hit by East Carolina 7-4, but made the most of its chances with three extra-base hits defeating East Carolina 5-3 in Conference USA play
Kinston Free Press

Pirates run out of magic
Washington Daily News

Koutsavlis, Murphy Carry Marshall Baseball to 5-3 Win at East Carolina

Making the most of second chance
  Two days before the Midwest League season began, the Peoria Chiefs first baseman Ryan Norwood suffered a severely sprained ankle in an exhibition game against Bradley. It wound up costing him his entire 2005 professional season.
Peoria Journal Star


April 30, 2006

From the Charlotte Observer
-Panthers waste no time with top pick
  Speedy Memphis running back Williams 1st of 4 drafted Saturday
-Williams is short on height, not confidence
-Williams excited to join Panthers
-Marshall focused on playing time
  Fresno State cornerback not coming to Carolina `to take a backseat'
-Anderson surprised Carolina took him
  Not that Anderson was unfamiliar with the Panthers. He has N.C. roots -- he was born in Roanoke Rapids, and dad, James Sr., starred in basketball at N.C. A&T.
-Butler says long arms cost him
  Of all the offensive linemen in the NFL draft, Carolina third-round pick Rashad Butler had the longest arms.

Top pick Williams leads three N.C. State first-rounders
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Home ice refreshes Canes
-Canes aim to change series trend
-Fans forsake razors for wins
-DA, police to be 'tried,' too
  Two Duke lacrosse players face charges after allegations of a rape at 610 N. Buchanan Blvd. If a trial proceeds, the case's evolution will be scrutinized.
-Tiger to skip Charlotte event
  Tiger Woods, who said he might take an extended break from his PGA Tour schedule to spend time with his ailing father, decided not to enter the Wachovia Championship next week.

From Columbia (SC) The State
-USC can’t get it Dunn against MSU
-Extreme Makeover- Odom Edition
-Campus attention shifting from Duke lacrosse team
-Smith smashes two more home runs in Tigers’ win

Fuller is leaving WFU to take job at Fairfield
  Tim Fuller, the director of basketball operations at Wake Forest the past two seasons, has been hired as assistant coach at Fairfield.
Winston Salem Journal

WVU learned well about buyout clauses in contracts
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Redskins trade up to draft McIntosh
Washington Times

April 29, 2006

UNCW inks Moss to 5-year deal
  UNC-Wilmington signed men’s basketball coach Benny Moss to a five-year contract that will pay him $170,000 in annual salary, and bonuses could push his base pay beyond $200,000.
Wilmington Star News

Whittenburg gets shunned by Wolfpack in search
Winston Salem Journal

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Hurricanes Tie Series With Canadiens
-Sibling rivalry- QB Paulus picks UNC
-Texans Sign Mario Williams With No. 1 Pick
-Heels hold off Devils for baseball win

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack's Williams goes No. 1
-Pack trio leads local hopes
  ECU offensive tackle Guy Whimper, a former tight end and defensive end, has impressed with his raw potential and is still learning the position. He could go somewhere in the middle rounds.
-NHL: Canes get back in the groove
-Alleva looks at discipline
  Duke athletics director says policies may need uniformity.

From Columbia (SC) The State
-USC gets a Wynn they needed bad
-Tigers go batty in rout of Tech

NFL: A running start in draft?
  Panthers could get a choice of quality backs in 1st round
Charlotte Observer

April 28, 2006

From the Charlotte Observer
-Source- Ford is out
  Former UNC-CH star isn't a candidate for N.C. State head coach job
-Go easy on N.C. State; you could be up for job
  Go easy on N.C. State; you could be up for job The media's coverage of N.C. State's quest for a basketball coach has been too negative. From now on, we should stop listing the coaches who have turned down the job and list the coaches who have not. It's shorter.
-Woods down to wire to enter
  The question of whether Tiger Woods will play in the Wachovia Championship next week at the Quail Hollow Club will be answered today.

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Phil Ford- Fans say no
  Pack friends recoil at specter of a coach with Tar Heel roots
-Pack must find a Ford
-State's Fowler intrepid
  Pack holding out for 'best person'.
-NHL/Canes: Time is now for Canes' Ward
-Accuser made prior rape report
  The woman who says she was raped by three Duke lacrosse players had a previous case.
-Rape case is a factor

Searching for someone to stand and deliver
  Ray Tanner tinkers with USC’s rotation in hope of finding starters who will eat innings and creating more mound time for the pill-throwing Wynn Pelzer
Columbia (SC) The State

A better Duke team takes field vs. Heels
  There will be no postseason for the Duke baseball team this year. But that doesn't mean there will be no postseason intensity. No. 3 North Carolina heads up 15-501 to play the Blue Devils in a three-game series beginning today at Jack Coombs Field.
Durham Herald-Sun

NFL: Who should Panthers take?
  The Carolina Panthers went into the offseason in desperate need of a No. 2 receiver to complement All-Pro Steve Smith. That hole was filled a month ago with the signing of Keyshawn Johnson.
Fayetteville Observer

From The Virginian Pilot
-Marcus Vick's draft status questionable
  Saturday, as the first day of the NFL draft will likely come and go without Vick being selected, the former Virginia Tech quarterback will hear himself compared more often with the likes of Maurice Clarett and Lawrence Phillips.
-U.Va.’s Ferguson could be picked as high as No. 2.

Wright joins Bengals
  QB is second Craven Co. product in Cincinnati
New Bern Sun Journal

Wolfpack gets three in-state commitments
  George Bryan's mother, Lexanne, attended ECU and played volleyball there.
Winston Salem Journal

Ex-Bearcat Downey plans Ole Miss visit
Greenville (SC) News

April 27, 2006

Lavin turns Pack down
  WVU's Beilein tells N.C. State that he's not interested in job
Winston Salem Journal

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Hurricanes 2, Canadiens 1, OT
  Carolina felt like it finally caught a few breaks and the Hurricanes can only hope they came soon enough to get their playoff run back on track.
-From freshman star to a sophomore linchpin

NFL: He's a prospect prodigy
NFL draft expert Kiper logs statistics and measurements, meticulously studying and cataloging, all for one weekend
Baltimore Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Beilein, Lavin say no
  Phil Ford enters N.C. State search.
-NHL: Staal rings the Bell
  Young star's overtime goal gives Canes road win
-McRoberts stays with Blue Devils

Virginia Tech AD has Parkinson's disease
  Jim Weaver says he feels fine and hopes to remain on the job for another 10 years.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Clemson hammers Wofford
  Apparently, a dose of the Wofford batting order was just what Stephen Faris needed.
Anderson Independent

Boyd breaks window at The Coop
  Party organizer wants USC running back to reimburse $640 for damages
Columbia (SC) The State

April 26, 2006

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Pack's search for coach continues
  But who's ahead in this search -- Lavin, West Virginia's John Beilein or former Wolfpack guard Dereck Whittenburg, Fordham's coach?
-Steinbrenner donates $1 million to UNC-CH's Boshamer Stadium
-Canes must find goalie with magic touch

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Duke player has D.C. strife
  An assault charge in Washington is reactivated after rape charge filed in Durham.
-Receiver chooses Wolfpack

Clemson not looking past Wofford tonight
  Having lost five of its last seven games, the Clemson baseball team isn't about to overlook tonight's contest against Wofford at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Never mind the fact that the Terriers (17-27) have dropped 19 of their last 21.
Spartanburg Herald Journal

USC freefalls in polls
  Weekend sweep by Kentucky sends South Carolina out of the top 10 in new polls released Monday; Clemson down three spots
Columbia (SC) The State

Lewis the center of NFL's attention
  Scouts say the size and ability of the GMU senior make up for his lack of football experience.
Fredericksburg (VA) Free Lance-Star

April 25, 2006

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Canes lose in double OT
  It was almost the greatest home-ice comeback in the Stanley Cup playoff history of the Carolina Hurricanes. Instead, it all ended in stunned silence on Monday night.
-Ex-Duke QB Schneider picks Youngstown St.

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Lacrosse players face old charges
  The Durham district attorney says he will reinstate misdemeanor charges in some cases.
-Eyes on State -- Day 24
  Amid several Internet reports that contract discussions are under way with former UCLA coach Steve Lavin and West Virginia's John Beilein, neither returned telephone calls on Monday.
-Canes' trouble doubled
  The Hurricanes rally from a 3-0 deficit to take the lead -- then rally again late to force overtime -- only to lose in the second extra period in what might be the final game at the RBC Center this season.

From the Charlotte Observer
-Manning headed to Bears
  Panthers opt to not match Chicago offer, get 3rd-round draft pick (No. 88) as compensation
-Lutz absorbs staff losses, moves ahead
  Charlotte coach says he can't fault assistants for furthering career

Jackson accepts Furman's job offer
  Vanderbilt assistant coach selected to replace Davis
Greenville (SC) News

Site change has ASU field house going west
Winston Salem Journal

April 24, 2006

Paladins expected to name Vanderbilt assistant Jackson next men's basketball coach
  Jackson was among three prospects interviewed last week at Furman including Niko Medved, an assistant at Furman for the past seven seasons, and Russell Turner, an assistant with the Golden State Warriors of the NBA.
Greenville (SC) News

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Canes' false start
  The Carolina Hurricanes face a must-win situation in Game 2 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against Montreal tonight at 7 p.m. at the RBC Center.
-Bard finds his stride as Heels finish sweep of Pack

Wake Forest bullpen shuts down Maryland to preserve 4-3 victory
  Ellis, Hunter help Deacons improve to 14-6 in ACC play
Winston Salem Journal

Kentucky fried Chickens
  Gamecocks pitching again battered as Wildcats complete sweep of No. 7 USC
Columbia (SC) The State


April 30, 2006

-DeAngelo Williams of Memphis Drafted By Carolina Panthers in First Round
-Southern Miss Defeats Marshall Baseball
-UAB Falls in Finale to Houston
-Kickoff Times Set For SMU's 2006 Season

To DeAngelo, it's sweet Carolina from now on
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Panthers quick to pick Memphis star
Raleigh News & Observer

C-USA benefits from new bowls
Orlando Sentinel

Southern Miss breaks out bats in romp of Herd
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Johnson, Ewing supply power in Eagles' romp
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Roundup- Bell, Bramhall team up for Rice
Houston Chronicle

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Q&A with Herd football coach Mark Snyder
-Herd basketball recruit named Kentucky All-Star

April 29, 2006

-C-USA Adds Birmingham Bowl To Postseason Lineup
-Lincoln Leads Houston to 7-2 Win over UAB in Series Opener
-Marshall Baseball Upends Southern Miss, 6-3
-Owls Out-Duel UCF To Take Series-Opener Friday Night, 2-0
-TU Community Saddened by Death of Student-Athlete
  University of Tulsa football student-athlete Devin Adair died on Friday at St. Francis Hospital. He was hospitalized a week ago with an illness, which he succumbed to this afternoon.

Golden Eagles eagerly await draft weekend
Hattiesburg American

Heck with the bunt
  Frederick’s homer sends Herd to 6-3 win
Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail

Herd handles Eagles
  Marshall's Adam Frederick hit a solo home run in the fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie and lead the Thundering Herd past Southern Miss 6-3 Friday night in the opener of a Conference USA series at Appalachian Power Park.
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Roundup- Combined shutout, two runs in ninth get Rice past UCF
Houston Chronicle

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-DeAngelo's day has finally arrived
  Where's DeAngelo going? What NFL team will automatically become the most loved NFL franchise by thousands of Memphians?
-Tough work starting for Tigers' Carney
  Player working diligently on improving NBA skills

April 28, 2006

-Six C-USA Players Named to Dick Howser Trophy Watch List
-UCF Names Orange Bowl CEO Keith Tribble As Athletics Director
-Houston to Meet UAB in Road Series this Weekend
-Marshall Squares Off With Southern Miss This Weekend

Tribble is the man for UCF
  Within five minutes of the interview, UCF President John Hitt said he knew he had found his guy. And within five minutes of being interviewed, new UCF Athletics Director Keith Tribble said he knew he had found the school for him.
Orlando Sentinel

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail
-Herd lineman suspended after drug arrest
  Marshall defensive lineman Adrian Davis was suspended Thursday following his arrest in Huntington on a marijuana possession charge.
-Southern Miss bringing big bats to APP
  Conference USA’s baseball standings look suspiciously like Conference USA basketball standings.

Herd's Davis suspended after drug arrest
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Golden Eagles face Herd in big series
Biloxi Sun-Herald

From the Houston Chronicle
-COLLEGE BASEBALL NOTEBOOK Regional host in UH's plan
  Surging Cougars want city to land two tournaments
-Denied a chance at Irvine, Degerman succeeding at Rice

NCAA approves The Birmingham Bowl
  At this point, what will be known simply as "The Birmingham Bowl" will match a team from Conference USA with one from the Big East. How those teams will be selected has not been announced.
Birmingham News

Coaches address arresting anecdote
  Mississippi St. coach will answer to pal Tanner about recent episode at Southern Miss
Columbia (SC) The State

April 27, 2006

-SMU Rallies From Four Shots Back To Capture 2006 Conference USA Men's Golf Championship
-Houston Slips Past Sam Houston State on Wednesday
-Southern Miss Downs Mississippi State, 6-3, To Sweep Intrastate Series
-Late-Inning Rally Downs UAB

UCF to announce Tribble as AD
  UCF President John Hitt and Orange Bowl Chief Executive Officer Keith Tribble hammered out the final details of a contract late Wednesday to make Tribble the Golden Knights' new athletic director.
Orlando Sentinel

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-State's Big 3 wants 6-6 teams eligible for bowls
  Approval would open up the likelihood of four more bowl games being approved, including a fifth game in the Bowl Coalition Series confederation. That would bring the number of postseason games to 32.
-Belanger's nasty curve baffles MSU
  Southern Miss baseball coach Corky Palmer presented junior Ryan Belanger with his first start of the season Wednesday against Mississippi State.

Belanger guides Eagles past Mississippi State
  Southern Miss right-hander Ryan Belanger made his first start since joining the Golden Eagles from Copiah-Lincoln Community College on Wednesday night.
loxi Sun-Herald

Tide recovers to beat UAB
  Alabama nearly threw away Wednesday's non-conference game against UAB by bumbling its way through the bottom of the seventh inning at the Hoover Met.
Birmingham News

Marshall baseball gets win over EKU
  Freshman pitcher Jimmy Stanley scattered three hits in six innings Wednesday for Marshall in a 6-3 baseball victory against Eastern Kentucky at University Heights Field.
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Roundup- Houston holds off SHSU
Houston Chronicle

April 26, 2006

-Houston Catches Memphis To Share Second Round Lead At 2006 Conference USA Men's Golf Championship
-Owls Defeat Texas State 10-2 After Rain Delay
-Southern Miss Claims Game One Of Intrastate Rivalry Series Against Mississippi State, 13-6
-Tulane Exorcises Demons With 8-3 Win At Zephyr Field
-UAB Baseball Welcomes Alabama To The Hoover Met

Big East offers course of action for spy situation
  Internal auditors at West Virginia University have looked into an incident in which an engineering student took a car provided to the school's athletic department and used it to drive to a practice at Marshall, where he was removed from Joan Edwards Stadium for taking notes
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Tiger pair test draft waters
  But Williams, Washington could return to school
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Miners may host Longhorns in 2008
  Texas reportedly is also is negotiating with San Diego State, SMU, TCU, Central Florida and New Mexico State for future games.
El Paso Times

Marshall attracting new ticket buyers
  Almost 3,000 have bought in for the five-game slate this fall, with about 10 percent of those being new sales. It’s too early to tell whether the Herd can top its 2005 total of 11,886 season tickets, but Monroe said renewals are about 20 percent ahead of this time last year.
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Eagles prevail in whale of game
  Mississippi State baseball coach Ron Polk didn't get a chance to watch the last few innings of his team's 13-6 loss to Southern Miss Tuesday night after being ejected from the game.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Polk fumes after ejection, loss to Eagles
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Rice batters heat up after rain delay
Houston Chronicle

Tulane prevails despite delays
New Orleans Times Picayune

One-and-done approach works fine for Doherty
Orlando Sentinel

SMU's Doherty faces rift with DISD
  Coaches upset with the firing of Tubbs

National: Closing loopholes on 'diploma mills'
Ft Worth Star Telegram

April 25, 2006

-Matt Doherty Named Head Men's Basketball Coach At SMU
-Memphis Holds Two-Shot Lead After Day One of 2006 Men's Conference USA Golf Championship
-Baseball Notebook
-C-USA Announces April 24 Baseball Players of the Week
-Southern Miss Hosts Intrastate Rival Mississippi State For Two-Game Midweek Series
-Owls Host Texas State Tuesday To Wrap-Up Homestand
-Softball Notebook

SMU says Doherty perfect fit at coach
Ft Worth Star Telegram

SMU tabs Doherty as coach
New York Newsday

As bats heat up, UH finds place in polls
Houston Chronicle

Tulane To Battle Northwestern State Tuesday At Zephyr Field

MSU, USM seek cure for recent struggles resumes
  With only 14 games left on its baseball schedule, Southern Miss will have to get busy if it hopes to make a fourth consecutive NCAA regional.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Golden Eagles hope to end slide against Bulldogs
  Both teams have hit hard times lately
Biloxi Sun-Herald

New deal boosts West's salary $125,000
Memphis Commercial Appeal

CSTV will carry Herd, Tulane game
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

April 24, 2006

-Houston Outlasts Memphis in 16 Inning for Series Sweep
-Tulane Completes Sweep Of Stephen F. Austin With 7-3 Sunday Win
-UAB Takes Finale Against UCF To Capture First Series Win
-Tulsa Claims C-USA Men's Tennis Championship
-Seventh-Seed Rice Captures 2006 Conference USA Women's Tennis Crown

Doherty accepts job
  Sources: Southern Methodist to give final approval today
Orlando Sentinel

Report- Doherty accepts SMU offer
  The Conference USA school could make the annoucement today.
Palm Beach Post

From the Houston Chronicle
-Cougars sweep Memphis...finally
  More importantly, it keeps them solidly entrenched in second place in C-USA, two games behind frontrunner Rice and four and a half games ahead of East Carolina
-Houston takes marathon game from Memphis
-Hustling nets Rice a sweep of Southern Miss

No. 1 Owls complete sweep
  After Southern Miss tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the seventh inning, Rice notched single runs in the seventh and eighth Sunday to secure a 5-3 victory and a sweep of the three-game series before a crowd of 3,318 at Reckling Park.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Birmingham News
-Blazers win first C-USA series
  UAB 16, UCF 4 At Orlando, UAB (15-26, 2-10 C-USA) beat Central Florida (22-21, 5-6) for the second straight day to win its Conference USA series with the Knights. It was the Blazers' first conference series win this season.
-Blazers hope to surprise in golf

Marshall reaches spring goals
  Mark Snyder's spring practice check list is complete.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

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