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May 14, 2006
Mother's Day

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: East Carolina 13, UAB 1 (Box)

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Southern Cal cager shot and killed
ECU's Hewett moves into C-USA sprint finals
Tulsa wins softball crown on walkoff homer
Black college football pioneer Robinson dies

From ecupirates.com
-ECU Men's Track Finishes Fourth At C-USA Championships
  Frasure, Cotto, Hewett advance to NCAA Regionals with efforts Saturday
-Pirate Women's Track Finishes 11th At C-USA Championships
-Witter And Mathews Help ECU Roll Past UAB 13-1
  Adam Witter collected his first career two-home run game and Shane Mathews pitched seven shutout innings as the Pirates defeated UAB 13-1 Saturday afternoon at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Senior Day.
-Helliesen Finishes Tied For 25th At NCAA Regional
  Pirates Close Out Successful Season With Third NCAA Regional Appearance

UAB Falls In Game Two At East Carolina
uabsports.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates sail past Blazers
  The batting cage has become the classroom for East Carolina's baseball team since school is not currently in session. The Pirates showed again on Friday night the chance for extra work with the sticks is paying off.
-VanSant honored with seat in The Jungle
  East Carolina found a way to remember one of its athletic fixtures with a tribute in The Jungle beyond the center-field fence.
-Officials respond to questions about fire prevention on campus

Witter and Mathews Lead ECU in win
  Adam Witter collected his first career two-home run game and Shane Mathews pitched seven shutout innings as the Pirates defeated UAB 13-1 Saturday afternoon at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Senior Day.
Washington Daily News

From the Kinston Free Press
-ECU rolls past Blazers
   Needing to win its last seven regular-season games to make a run at the NCAA tournament, East Carolina took another step with a 13-1 win over Alabama-Birmingham before 2,815 in Conference USA play at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Saturday.
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Will someone give Tripp a chance
?
   East Carolina has offered Ayden-Grifton’s Matt Tripp the opportunity to walk on and a few other schools have similar offers for Tripp.

Large QB Cox drawing attention
  Harnett Central quarterback Rodney Cox seems to be floating above much of the recruiting commotion that he is causing...Cox said he has three scholarship offers -- NC State, NC A&T and East Carolina...Right now, Cox is scheduled to go to only one summer football camp, at East Carolina, but he said many of the schools who are writing or calling want him to visit.
Raleigh News & Observer

May 13, 2006

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: East Carolina 11, UAB 6 (Box)

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
ECU's Eric Frasure wins C-USA hammer throw
ECU's Jake Smith in running for Bench Award
Houston boots Pirates from softball tourney
Illini plan major renovations of football stadium
WNCT: Talk of the Town

ECU Gametracker/Media Link
  
Baseball: UAB @ East Carolina
cstv.com

From ecupirates.com
-Taylor Tosses Fourth Complete Game In 11-6 Win Over UAB
  Brody Taylor tossed his fourth complete game of the season, while Ryan Tousley, Dale Mollenhauer and Jake Smith each collected three hits to help East Carolina (30-20, 8-11) coast to an 11-6 win over UAB Friday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
-Softball Eliminated From C-USA Championship By Houston
  Third-seeded Houston eliminated fifth-seeded East Carolina from the 2006 Conference USA Softball Championship by posting a 7-0 win at the Donna J. Hardesty Sports Complex on Thursday.
-Smith Named Semifinalist for 2006 Johnny Bench Award
  Two Conference USA players are among the 10 semifinalists for the Coleman Company 2006 Johnny Bench Award, given to the nation's top catcher by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission.
-Frasure Captures Second-Straight C-USA Hammer Throw Title
  East Carolina junior Eric Frasure continued his award-winning season by capturing his second consecutive league hammer throw title during first day action at the Conference USA Track & Field Championships at Kidd Field late Thursday night.

UAB Drops Series Opener to East Carolina
uabsports.com

Pirates blow by UAB in the first game of series
  The batting cage has become the classroom for East Carolina's baseball team since school is not currently in session. The Pirates showed again on Friday night the chance for extra work with the sticks is paying off.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Trio of Bears pick schools
  Williams signs with Texas Tech, Whitfield with ECU, while Howell will attend Navy
New Bern Sun-Journal

Green is ‘wowed’ over Hall of Fame Ex-JHS, ECU star inducted
  Leander Green caused more than a few people to say ‘wow!’ with his play during his high school career at Jacksonville High School.
Jacksonville Daily News

May 12, 2006
National Receptionists Day

From Bonesville.net
-Letter to the Editor: Den Dickerson, Statesville, NC

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Pirates still alive in C-USA softball tournament
ECU women tied for 20th in golf regional
St. John's receives ruling on infractions
WNCT: Talk of the Town

From ecupirates.com
-Softball Falls To Tulsa In 10 Innings Of Championship Tournament
  Top-seeded Tulsa ended fifth-seeded East Carolina's seven-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory in 10 innings in the quarterfinals of the 2006 Conference USA Softball Championship here Thursday night.
-Softball Blanks UAB To Advance In 2006 C-USA Championship
  Fourth-seeded East Carolina blanked fifth-seeded UAB, 8-0, to advance to the winner's bracket of the 2006 Conference USA Softball Championship here Thursday afternoon.
-Pirates Tied For 20th After Round One In NCAA Regional

Pirates enter crucial weekend needing victories
  East Carolina has played 49 games, but it’s the final seven regular-season games, and the conference tournament that may determine the fate of the Pirates in their quest for a eighth consecutive NCAA tournament appearance.
Kinston Free Press

Blazers Head To East Carolina For Weekend Series
uabsports.com

ECU seniors prep for final series at Clark-LeClair Stadium
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates look to make late season push
  Looking to make a late bid to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament, the East Carolina Pirates are hoping for a sweep of the UAB Blazers this weekend.
Washington Daily News

Rounding the bases
  UAB AT EAST CAROLINA Today-Sunday; The Pirates (29-20, 7-11 Conference USA) need to make a late push in the league standings
Raleigh News & Observer

Jake Smith Named To Johnny Bench Award Watch List
  Smith Leads ECU In Home Runs and RBI
cstv.com

Giants Open Rookie Camp With Pre-Made Celebrities
  The other offensive player the Giants selected, tackle Guy Whimper, was a versatile player at East Carolina - so versatile that he doesn't have much experience
New York Sun

May 11, 2006
Eat What You Want Day

From Bonesville.net
-Myatt: View From The 'ville

Look for O-line to be ship-shape come Fall
-BVL: East Carolina 10, Coastal Carolina 3 (Box)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Harrell makes first team All C-USA
Danger of spearing in football cited
Prep star says dream led him to Jayhawks
WNCT: Talk of the Town

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Sprint Past Coastal Carolina In 10-3 Win
  Six East Carolina batters collected multiple hits on the evening as the Pirates defeated Coastal Carolina 10-3 Wednesday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium to improve to 29-20 on the year.
-Trio Of Pirates Earn All-Conference USA Accolades
  Harrell, St. Ledger and Moreno recognized among C-USA best
-Swimming And Diving Announces Recruiting Class For 2006-07

Baseball Falls at East Carolina 10-3
goccusports.com

Holtz has Pirates on right track
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Kinston Free Press
-Pirates snap losing streak
  In a series dominated by the home team, East Carolina continued the string with a 10-3 win over Coastal Carolina before 2,637 at Clark-LeClair
-Smith- “Rouse is the best athlete ever at SL”
  His primary goal is to play for a four-year school (East Carolina, UNC Wilmington and North Carolina State have shown interest)

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates snap skid with rout of Coastal
  Mike Flye pumped his fist with such exuberance after East Carolina's baseball team got the last out of the top of the seventh inning that it perfectly symbolized how important this victory was to Flye personally and the Pirates on Wednesday night.
-Thompson becomes UCA's AD
  Former ECU coach to lead Central Arkansas athletic program

Thompson Named UCA Athletic Director
ucasports.com

Future Opponent/Navy: Rob Caldwell and James Rossi Elected 2006 Football Team Captains
  Navy opens up the 2006 campaign on Sept. 2 against East Carolina
cstv.com

Future Opponent/West Virginia: Intrigue building in WVU backfield
Charleston (WV) Gazette

May 10, 2006
Donate a Day's Wages to Charity Day

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: ECU to help Cocks open new baseball palace

-Letter to the Editor: A. Earnest Willis, Vanceboro, NC

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Vols sign multi-sport standout Mattingly
2006 College Football Hall class announced
Ducks tab Casey Martin to guide golf team
WNCT: Talk of the Town

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates get ready for stretch run
  Whether it's Coastal Carolina, UAB or Memphis, ECU will need to play with a different style than it took to Southern Miss.
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Heart center looks to add beds before completion

Pirates try to regroup against Coastal
  Coming off a three-game sweep against Conference USA foe Southern Miss, East Carolina returns to the field tonight looking for something positive with eight regular-season games remaining.
Kinston Free Press

Baseball Continues Road Swing at East Carolina Wednesday
goccusports.com

Year together has helped Holtz, Pirates
  Skip Holtz’s first spring practice as East Carolina’s head football coach in 2005 was used for show and tell.
Fayetteville Observer

All-Purpose Yards
  Junior Chris Johnson, East Carolina – 3,061 – The definition of an all-purpose back
CollegeFootballNews.com

Faith sustains ailing coach Yow
  East Carolina Graduate Kay Yow, Tennessee's Pat Summitt and Texas' Judy Conradt are the only women's college coaches to have eclipsed 1,000 career games.
Dayton Daily News

CFL: Eskimos sign three import receivers
  Richard Alston is an East Carolina product who signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2003 and played for the Berlin Thunder
tsn.com

May 9, 2006
National Teacher Day

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: From The Anchor Desk

Lost weekend dents postseason drive

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
ECU's Harrell honored on eve of tournament
Washington's Romar to guide USA under-18's
Cavs, Terps take aim on NCAA lacrosse title
WNCT: Talk of the Town

Harrell Wins Fifth Pitching Honor Of The Season
ecupirates.com

Texas bows out of new stadium’s debut
  East Carolina has agreed to be USC’s first opponent, Tanner said, although the schools have not signed a contract.
Columbia (SC) The State

Heat's squarely on Tompkins
  The defending Grey Cup champions are bringing Richard Alston and Chris Cole - ex-NFL speedsters with some impressive special teams credentials - to training camp to challenge Tompkins.
Edmonton Sun

May 8, 2006
Anniversary - V-E Day
Birthday - President Harry S. Truman (33rd President)

From Bonesville.net
-Hinton: Henry's Highlights

Basnight gets honorary degree from "my university"
-BVL: Southern Miss 10, ECU 1 (Box Score)

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Mountaineers to be recognized in Raleigh
Towe to join Lowe at NCSU
'Noles edge Deacs in record setter

From ecupirates.com
-Softball To Face UAB In Opening Round Of C-USA Championship
  East Carolina won six straight C-USA contests to close out the regular season and earn the No. 5 seed at the 2006 Conference USA Championship that Tulsa will host from May 11-13 at the Donna J. Hardesty Sports Complex.
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Pirates Fall To Southern Miss 10-1
  ECU falls to fifth place in the Conference USA standings

Southern Miss baseball sweeps East Carolina
  The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team earned its first home Conference USA series win of the season with a 10-1 rout of East Carolina on Sunday.
Ha
ttiesburg American

Southern Miss Sweeps East Carolina With 10-1 Victory In Sunday's Series Finale
southernmiss.com

USM 'buzzsaw' backs Russum for series sweep
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

More joy in Red Sox uniform for ex-Jays pitching prospect
  Delfino was drafted twice by the Blue Jays, but signed in '01 (sixth round, 181st overall) after playing three years at East Carolina University.
Hamilton Spectator

 

May 14, 2006

NHL: Canes can't close it out
  In Game 4, New Jersey showed off at home, forcing Cam Ward out of the goal in the second period and sending the second-round series back to Carolina today for Game 5. The Canes lead 3-1.
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Charlotte Observer
-Tar Heels baseball team preparing for postseason
  Officials want to bring NCAA tournament games to Chapel Hill...playing super regionals at home -- something only East Carolina has done in North Carolina since the format was introduced in 1999 -- gives a team a huge advantage in its bid for the College World Series.
-Jenkins back from brink
  Panther says struggles with alcohol, poor judgment in his past
-NASCAR: Darlington Raceway still a Southern shrine
  Panther says struggles with

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-In the red -- $2,656,084
  A projected loss of $2.4 million for 2006 would bring USC’s deficit to $5 million over two years. That means it is ‘belt-tightening time.’
-Homers power Vols past USC
  Pair of three-run shots too much for Gamecocks to overcome
-Ticket distribution for football under scrutiny
  Fan: Higher-level donors should receive better seats; Hyman: ‘Everything’s on the table’
-Tigers’ Colvin delivers game-winning single
  Clemson rebounds from 3-0 deficit, tops Seminoles in extra innings

From the Winston Salem Journal
-NASCAR: Biffle breaks through
  Jeff Gordon surges down the stretch to come in second by two car lengths
-Troubled- NASCAR's car of tomorrow has teams grumbling
-Evolving- Darlington adapting to changes
-Deacons can't stop Canes' late rally

From the Greensboro News-Record
-PGA: WHO wiLL TEE IT UP here?
  Some of the biggest names in golf say Greensboro's new date on the PGA Tour is likely to make Forest Oaks a popular destination.
-ACC's finances on solid footing

May 13, 2006

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-NHL: Canes earning respect
  The Hurricanes can get their first series sweep today by beating the Devils, who have never been swept in their history, in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in New Jersey.
-No firm link in test 2 of DNA
  One player could not be fully ruled out as a suspect, but results fall short of certain proof, defense attorneys say.

USC athletics expects $5 million in losses
  Rising scholarship, energy, travel costs all factors, official say
Greenville (SC) News

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Hyman’s deal with USC finally done
  After working 10 months without a signed contract while he negotiated with USC officials regarding his incentives, Gamecocks athletics director Eric Hyman will start cashing in on those perks.
-Gray looking to sway others to USC
-Another miscue for USC
  Error lifts Vols as Gamecocks chances for regional, SEC tourney take a hit
-Basketball | After detour, Buck finally stops here
  Former Calhoun County star Fredrick commits to USC after unfulfilling stay at Georgia Tech

NFL/Panthers: Richardson won city, a fan at a time
  Jerry Richardson does not own a cell phone. The rest of Charlotte is wired up and loaded down. It is 2006 here, too. That's us hurtling through cyberspace.
Charlotte Observer

LPGA: It's a weekend furlough for Annika Sorenstam
  At the Michelob Ultra Open in Williamsburg on Friday, the LPGA's best player shot her second consecutive 73 and missed the cut in a tour event for the first time in 69 tries.
The Virginian Pilot

NASCAR: Dressing up ‘The Lady’
  R.I.P, Darlington.
Fayetteville Observer

NHL/Canes: This playoff run quite different from 2002
Durham Herald-Sun

U.Va. beats UNC-CH in baseball
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Clemson defeats Florida State
  The hits dropped everywhere.
Anderson Independent-Mail

UNCW shuts down ODU
Wilmington Star-News

May 12, 2006

Va. Tech, Nebraska planning to meet
  Tech's other non-conference opponents in 2008 are Bowling Green, East Carolina and Division I-AA Furman. The 2009 schedule includes Cincinnati, Marshall and East Carolina.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Change may beget change
  Recruits study their options after N.C. State chooses its new basketball coach.
-Arrest no ploy, DA says
  Warrant served on witness in case.
-Back to basics for soccer team
  Quietly, the U.S. men's soccer team opened training camp Thursday in Cary and went through an unremarkable practice. The frenzy of the June World Cup is still weeks away.
-NHL: Devils looking for life

From the Charlotte Observer
-Pack- Recruit can look around
  School allows Werner to consider other schools
-Heels to play here in NIT's 1st round

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-NIT Season Tip-Off gets new format
-Zags and Blue Devils will finally play

UNCW will play in NIT Season Tip-Off
  The Benny Moss era at UNC-Wilmington most likely begins in Nashville, Tenn., in the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Wilmington Star-News

For Clemson, Kryptonite glows garnet and gold
  Florida State has won 15 of past 18 games against Tigers, whose Atlantic Division lead is tenuous
Columbia (SC) The State

From the Winston Salem-Journal
-Tires could be a key at Darlington
-'Canes Closing In
  Carolina can sweep New Jersey with win Saturday

Around Campus: UNC study may target Wesleyan
  North Carolina lawmakers are considering a study that would look into adding N.C. Wesleyan College to the University of North Carolina system.
Rocky Mt Telegram

May 11, 2006

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-NHL: Canes drive on
  Hard work, Brind'Amour's deflected goal give Carolina 3-0 lead
-Winthrop stuns UNC in baseball
  Heath Rollins drove in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning with a single and picked up the win with 3 1/3 innings of relief as Winthrop took a 12-8 baseball win Wednesday over host North Carolina at Boshamer Stadium.
-Wolfpack recruit asks for release
  N.C. State basketball recruit Dan Werner, the New Jersey player of the year this season, has requested a release from the letter of intent binding him to State, Werner's father said Wednesday night.
-Pack betting on Lowe
  N.C. State's decision to hire Sidney Lowe as its men's basketball coach was a gamble.
-Lowe adds Harris, Jackson to staff
  New N.C. State men's basketball coach Sidney Lowe has added two more familiar names to his Wolfpack staff.
-Adams joining his heroes in Hall
  NCHSAA chief still energized for job.
-'Weird evening' was just the start
  '2nd dancer' tells of life since party.
-Duke lacrosse briefs
  Identification of four varied, transcript shows

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Seahawks top Wolfpack 5-3
  UNC-Wilmington beat nationally ranked N.C. State 5-3 with clutch pitching and timely hitting Wednesday night in a college baseball game at Brooks Field.
-Seahawks add depth at guard with Felder
  Darryl Felder, a guard who starred at high schools in Georgia and California, has signed a letter of intent to play men’s basketball next season at UNC-Wilmington, becoming the first recruit for new coach Benny Moss.

On the run
  For Dave Odom and Tommy Bowden, a daily jog provides much more than escape and exercise
Columbia (SC) The State

May 10, 2006

NHL/Canes: It's back-to-earth time for Hurricanes in Game 3
  The Carolina Hurricanes are facing a challenge that any other hockey team -- no, make that any other group of people -- would envy.
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-NHL/Canes: Playoff price hike angers fans
  "They're pricing a lot of people out of seats, people who have been supporting the team when they were at their worst," said Jenn Meyer, a season-ticket holder from Raleigh. "We love the team, but we're not going to go into debt for hockey."
-NHL/Canes: Blocks build into playoff success
-Bulls' Young gets 50
  International League suspends Durham outfielder Delmon Young for 50 games for tossing bat at ump.
-Tar Heels baseball team hits 40-win mark

USC gets roadside assistance
  Citadel errors help Gamecocks snap eight-game road losing streak
Columbia (SC) The State

Seahawks take on Wolfpack tonight
Wilmington Star News

A-10 offers little satisfaction to 49ers
  The Charlotte 49ers received little satisfaction from the Atlantic 10 Conference's review of the final minutes of the March 4 men's basketball game between Charlotte and George Washington.
Columbia (SC) The State

May 9, 2006

NHL: Nic of time for Canes
  By the standards the Carolina Hurricanes have set in their Stanley Cup playoff runs, it was pretty routine stuff. But no one who was at the RBC Center on Monday night could tell that by the noise level in the sold-out building at game's end.
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-NHL: Rebirth at the RBC
  Wallin's overtime touch returns, capping wild game 2 win for Canes
-Study- Cops took rape case lightly
  Duke University leaders were too slow to respond to rape allegations involving the men's lacrosse team because Durham police officials said they doubted the accuser
-Hiring Lowe is a big deal
  Hey, don't y'all break your arms patting yourselves on the back over there in Wolfpack land.

Possible recruiting violation involving Tigers' Spiller, Florida
  Sources close to the Clemson football program said recently that the Florida football program attempted an end run on star Tiger recruit and Lake Butler, Fla., native C.J. Spiller by sending star quarterback Tim Tebow to spend time with him on Jan. 31 - the night before national signing day - attempting to get Spiller to sign with Florida.
Anderson Independent

Calvin Baker to leave William & Mary basketball team
 Baker, 6-foot-2, started 27 of 28 games at point guard last season for the Tribe. He said he expects to be released from his scholarship at W&M later this week, then hopes to talk to coaches at Virginia, Clemson and Winthrop about transferring.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Winston Salem Journal
-N.C. State officials defend Lowe
  Chancellor credits coach's work toward degree while working for NBA teams
-NFL/Panthers: A Fast Learner- Williams getting to know his Panthers teammates

With injury out of the way, Oghobaase back in trenches
  Duke football coach Ted Roof turned his head when the Blue Devils executed the first contact drill of their spring football practice.
Fayetteville Observer

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Falling back to reality
  Five-week slide shifts spotlight on team’s youth
-Clemson rises while USC tumbles in poll
-First hoops scholarship domino falls in line
  Forward Palacios leaves school; USC remains two above NCAA maximum
-Whiteside faces suspension
  Academic issues could mean receiver will miss some games this year

May 8, 2006

From the Winston Salem Journal
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PGA/Wachovia: Furyk banks on 18th
  Immelman's stumble sets up playoff win
-NFL: Camp Tidbits- Panthers' minicamps usually provide more than their fair share of entertainment
-NASCAR: 'Blown Away'- Support still pouring in for Victory Junction Gang

PGA: Wachovia- Furyk wins in playoff
Charlotte Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-NHL: Bracing for response
  After Carolina dominates Game 1 with five power-play goals, New Jersey is expected to come back with new tactics. Tonight's game starts at 7:30 in the RBC Center.
-New test thrilling for Towe
  N.C. State alum to join Lowe's staff.

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-NHL: Hurricanes not expecting same bounces against Brodeur
-Lowe's focus on studies personal
  When Sidney Lowe preaches the value of education to his players, he won't have to stretch far for an example to prove his point.

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Fowler relieved search is over
-Andrews plays leading role for Wake Forest

Sweep keeps USC on skid
  Gamecocks lose fourth in a row asroad losing streak hits eight
Columbia (SC) The State

 

May 14, 2006

From conferenceusa.com
-Houston Women and UTEP Men Earn 2006 C-USA Outdoor Crowns
-Walk-off Homer Lifts Tulsa To C-USA Softball Championship
-Tulsa Men's Tennis Team Advances to Second Round of NCAA Tournament
-Philip Utley Fans Career-High 10 in 10-4 Tiger Win
-Emaus' RBI-Double In Eighth Lifts Baseball Past Southern Miss

Rice secures hold on top spot in C-USA baseball
  After Saturday's 7-4 victory against University of Houston, a win today in the series finale can wrap up the C-USA baseball title for the No. 1-ranked Owls.
Houston Chronicle

Marshall going camping
  Marshall University football is returning to the camp business. Thundering Herd coaches will conduct four instructional or fan-oriented camps in June, signaling a renewed commitment to college football's crucial summer months.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Agent- Carney likely in top 10
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Tulane comeback dooms USM one more time
  Southern Mississippi jumped out to an early lead for the second consecutive game against Tulane at Zephyr Field. Unfortunately for the Golden Eagles, the lead vanished for a second time as the Green Wave rallied for a dramatic 10-9 win.
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Southern Miss loses another close one
  Same teams. Opposite ballgame. Same result.
Hattiesburg American

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Big Easy voodoo continues to haunt Eagles
  Sometimes, it just seems like one team has another's number, regardless of the circumstances.
-USM eyeing berth in NCAA regional
  After sweeping East Carolina last weekend, the Golden Eagles were projected on at least two college baseball Web sites as one of the 64 teams that will receive a berth in an NCAA Regional.

Emaus delivers for Tulane again
  Tulane sophomore Brad Emaus admits this season hasn't been as big as his freshman season. But he has delivered big hits.
New Orleans Times Picayune

May 13, 2006

Lincoln, Weston Lead Baseball to Win at No. 1 Rice in Series Opener
 University of Houston senior outfielder Matt Weston blasted a two-run homer, and junior righthander Brad Lincoln struck out nine with only five hits allowed in tossing his second shutout of the season to lead the 10th-ranked Cougar Baseball team to a 3-0 win over No. 1 Rice on Friday night in the opening game of a Conference USA series at Reckling Park.
uhcougars.com

From conferenceusa.com
-Morgan Fans Nine As Baseball Downs Southern Miss, 2-1
-Tiger Baseball Races Past UCF, 20-4
-Murphy Drives Home Six in 18-5 Baseball Win Over New York Tech
-C-USA Produces Two of 10 Semifinalists for the Johnny Bench Award
  Two Conference USA players are among the 10 semifinalists for the Coleman Company 2006 Johnny Bench Award, given to the nation's top catcher
-2006 Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championship - Day Two
-2006 Conference USA Softball Championship - Day Two
  Top Three Seeds Remain Alive For C-USA Softball Crown

Ridpath, Marshall case to continue
  Ridpath, Marshall's former compliance officer, contends that the university made him a scapegoat in the wake of NCAA violations related to the Thundering Herd football program.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Lincoln takes sting out of Rice bats in UH win
  Brad Lincoln pitched a complete-game shutout for the Cougars in a 3-0 win that snapped the Owls' 17-game Conference USA win streak Friday at Reckling Park.
Houston Chronicle

Eagles miss opportunity
  Bragging rights were the least of anyone's concern at Zephyr Field on Friday.
Hattiesburg American

Golden Eagle bats silenced by Wave
  Southern Miss entered its weekend series against Tulane as one of the hottest teams in Conference USA, riding a five-game winning streak.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Tulane's Morgan halts Southern Miss in opener
  When Tulane and Southern Mississippi meet last season, 45 runs were scored in their three-game Conference USA series -- with the winner scoring no fewer than 10 runs.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Norrid's five hits lift Tigers to rout of UCF
Memphis Commercial Appeal

May 12, 2006

From conferenceusa.com
-Owls Host Houston In Silver Glove Showdown This Weekend
-2006 Conference USA Softball Championship - Day One
-2006 C-USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship - Day One
-Marshall Plays Host to New York Tech in Non-Conference Action
-Tulane To Face Southern Miss Over Weekend At 'The Shrine'

Series vs. UCF crucial for Tigers
  East Carolina (29-20, 7-11), the UofM's opponent in the next weekend's final regular-season games, is tied with the Tigers in fifth place.
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Tulane series big for USM
  The Golden Eagles, who are coming off a three-game sweep of East Carolina, have won seven of their last nine games
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Southern Miss visits Tulane in big C-USA series
Hattiesburg American

Belanger brothers' allegiances tested
  During his formative years, Karen and Brud Belanger rarely had to worry about the whereabouts of the youngest of their three sons, Ryan.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Rice, UH raise stakes with 2 aces
Houston Chronicle

May 11, 2006

From conferenceusa.com
-C-USA Announces 2006 Softball Postseason Awards
-Marshall Baseball Grounds Morehead State, 13-3
-Middle Tennessee Outlasts Tiger Baseball, 8-7
-Rice Defeats Lamar 11-2 For 40th Win Of The Season
-Southern Miss and Tulane Set To Battle In C-USA Baseball Rivalry Series In New Orleans, La.

After nine-day layoff, Owls race past Lamar 11-2
Houston Chronicle

Bowden, Belanger have earned spots in USM starting rotation
Hattiesburg American

Herd women land two more guards
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

WVU-MU game already paying off for Herd
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

May 10, 2006

From USA Today
-Around Conference USA - Basketball
-Around Conference USA - Football

From conferenceusa.com
-Outdoor Track and Field Notebook
  The 2006 Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championship is set to being on Thursday at Kidd Field on the campus of UTEP.
-Marshall Rally Falls Run Short, 9-8, at Miami (Ohio)
-Memphis Suffers 15-3 Setback to Middle Tennessee
-UAB Baseball Versus Troy Cancelled
-Owls Return From Break To Host Four-Game Homestand Starting Wednesday

Owls, Cougars ready for C-USA showdown
  With a C-USA championship on the line, the intensity will be turned up full blast when UH and Rice meet this weekend at Reckling Park.
Houston Chronicle

Celebration kicks off city's new bowl
  The formal announcement of Birmingham's return to the postseason college football bowl business came Tuesday at the downtown Sheraton amid live music, balloons, a large cake and a table full of T-shirts decorated with the "Birmingham Bowl" logo.
Birmingham News

UCF, Texas make series official
  Dirt has still yet to be turned up for its new, on-campus 45,000-seat football stadium, but UCF has already secured its first guest.
Orlando Sentinel

May 9, 2006

From conferenceusa.com
-Baseball Notebook
  Showdowns Involving All Four Ranked C-USA Teams on Tap This Week
-Softball Notebook
  Six-team field set for 2006 Conference USA Softball Championship
-Three C-USA Teams Selected for NCAA Men's Golf Regionals
-Marshall Baseball Travels to Miami Tuesday, Hosts Morehead State Wednesday
-Memphis Baseball Hits the Road for Final Road Stretch of the Year
-Southern Miss Ranked No. 22 by Collegiate Baseball
-UAB Hosts Troy in in Mid-Week Clash

UH sweep builds momentum for Rice showdown
Houston Chronicle

Southern Miss baseball team enters rankings
Hattiesburg American

From the Birmingham News
-Bowl survival
  College football played 19 bowl games in 1990, the last time Birmingham staged a bowl. The Big East was a year away from playing football, and Conference USA would not exist for another six years.
-Will bowl games run out of teams?

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd men to take part in Great Alaska Shootout
-Assistant Miles leaves Herd

UT bound for Sun Bowl
  It's official: UTEP and the defending national champion University of Texas have reached an agreement on a two-year contract to play each other in football for the first time since 1933
El Paso Times

May 8, 2006

From conferenceusa.com
-Weekend Baseball Roundup
-Southard's Bases-Loaded Single In 10th Leads Tulane Past Marshall, 2-1
-No. 10 Houston Closes Out Sweep with 5-2 Victory over UCF
-Tulsa Claims Conference USA Regular Season Softball Crown

Spring grades- A look at Marshall's 2006 foes
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

On the whole, Marshall competing in C-USA
  THE DOLLARS and cents haven’t been totaled, but most of the wins and losses have and it appears that the Marshall University athletic program has survived its first scholastic year in Conference USA.
Charleston (WV) Gazette

UH's Briscoe, Kloecker throw Memphis for loss
Houston Chronicle

WAVE OF MOMENTUM
  On paper, Tulane's Conference USA series with Marshall appeared to be an easy sweep. The Thundering Herd entered the weekend series in eighth place, one spot out of last place.
New Orleans Times Picayune