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Conference USA

May 28, 2006

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

City rivals set for C-USA baseball showdown
O'Leary gets lengthy deal at Central Florida
Duke women golfers defend NCAA title

Pirate Relay Team Advances To National Championship Meet
  The 4x100 relay team registered a season-best time of 39.88 in the 4x100 relay, earning a third place finish and a spot in the NCAA National Championships.

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Godwin vows improvement
  The list of excuses East Carolina's baseball team could make for not having the type of season the Pirates have enjoyed recently could circle the playing surface at Clark-LeClair Stadium several times over.
-Senate backs dental school
  ECU is drafting a curriculum plan for its proposed dental school, but until it's brought before the University of North Carolina Board of Governors in the fall, Raleigh is the focus of dental-school debate.

Future Opponent: Magazine picks WVU No. 3 in preseason rankings
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

People skills should help Central Arkansas AD
  With a laugh, he says he was 47 when he was hired as head coach at East Carolina and that he was 63 when he was canned two years later.
Arkansas News

May 27, 2006

-BVL: Tulane 2, East Carolina 1 (11 innings) [Box]

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Alumnus Wharton returns to lead Pirate Club
Sampson subjected to NCAA sanctions
C-USA athletes selected for leadership forum
WNCT: Talk of the Town

-Tulane Nips East Carolina 2-1 In 10 Innings
  Warren McFadden's one-out single in the top of the 10th inning scored Matt Riser with the game-winning run as Tulane posted a 2-1 victory over East Carolina and eliminated the Pirates from the 2006 Conference USA Baseball Championships at Reckling Park Friday afternoon.
-Mens 4x100 Relay Team Qualifies For Regional Final
  The East Carolina 4x100 relay team of senior Deandre Hyman and freshmen Jerek Hewett, David Rucker and Kevin Thompson earned a spot in the regional final on Saturday by posting the fourth fastest preliminary time (39.83) here Friday.
-Wharton Named Executive Director Of The ECU Educational Foundation
  Mark Wharton has been appointed executive director of the East Carolina University Educational Foundation (Pirate Club) according to an announcement from athletics director Terry Holland Friday.

McFadden's RBI Single In 10th Lifts Tulane Past ECU In C-USA Tourney

Tulane tops East Carolina in 10 innings
  Matt Riser scored the game-winning run Friday as Tulane remained alive in the Conference USA Tournament with a 2-1 win against East Carolina
Biloxi Sun Herald

Riser elevates at right time
  Tulane leadoff hitter snaps slump
New Orleans Times Picayune

Tulane ends ECU's stay at C-USA tourney
  Just like how Tulane got its last two hits, securing one more victory at the Conference USA tournament trickled just out of the reach of East Carolina's baseball team.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Tulane eliminates Pirates from C-USA Tournament in 10 innings
Kinston Free Press

Tulane ousts ECU in C-USA
Raleigh News & Observer

May 26, 2006

-Bailey: From The Anchor Desk

Streak on the brink
-BVL: Houston 7, East Carolina 1 (Box)

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
SMU's Turner to co-chair Knight Commission
Blazers golf recruit wins national juco title
Former ECU player Kilgore inks with UTEP
WNCT: Talk of the Town

-Lincoln, Four-Run Fifth Lifts Houston To 7-1 Win Over Pirates
  Houston right-hander Brad Lincoln allowed just one run while checking the Pirates on four hits in eight innings of work while Isa Garcia keyed a four-run fifth inning with a two-run double to lead the Cougars to a 7-1 victory over East Carolina during second round action of the 2006 Conference USA Baseball Championships at Reckling Park Thursday afternoon.
-Pirate Gameday Central
  East Carolina will face Tulane for the second time in the 2006 Conference USA Championships when the two teams face each other Friday afternoon at Reckling Park. ECU will be the designated home team for contest.
Free Live Video! | C-USA Championship Central

ECU on verge of elimination at C-USA tourney
  The wounded Pirates (33-25) now will play Tulane this afternoon at 4 in a tournament elimination game with the winner getting a game against the Cougars (38-19) on Saturday morning and the loser leaving town.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Cougars drop Pirates into losers’ bracket
Kinston Free Press

Lincoln has gem of a birthday
  UH pitcher yields 4 hits in 8 innings to deny E. Carolina
Houston Chronicle

Houston Moves into C-USA Tournament Semifinals

Charleston Southern Signs Transfer Forward
  Charleston Southern Head Coach Barclay Radebaugh announced the addition of Quinton Goods to the 2006 recruiting class. Goods will be eligible for the 2007-08 season after transferring from East Carolina.

May 25, 2006

-Myatt: View From The 'ville

Stokes stocks up for major renovation

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Large Houston recruiting class becomes larger
Duke women's lacrosse supports men's team
Wolfpack hands Heels ACC Tournament loss
WNCT: Talk of the Town

-Taylor, Smith Lead Pirates Over Tulane, 4-2
  Senior left-hander Brody Taylor scattered seven hits and allowed just one earned run in seven-plus innings of work while senior catcher Jake Smith's two-run homer proved to be the difference as sixth-seeded East Carolina posted a 4-2 victory over No. 3 Tulane during opening round action of the 2006 Conference USA Baseball Championships at Reckling Park Wednesday morning.
-Pirate Gameday Central
  East Carolina won its third Conference USA opening game in a row Wednesday and will face Houston Thursday afternoon in Game Two for both schools in the 2006 C-USA Baseball Championships in Houston, Texas. ECU will throw Dustin Sasser, while Houston counters with Brad Lincoln.

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates upend Green Wave in C-USA opener
  With East Carolina needing superb performances to keep playing baseball, the Pirates received those items from two of their most consistent players: left-handed pitcher Brody Taylor and catcher Jake Smith.
-Desert Pirate- Former ECU standout brings big bat to Diamondbacks

Baseball Drops C-USA Tourney Opener To East Carolina, 4-2
  Pirates catcher Jake Smith capped a three-run fifth with a two-out, two-run homer and starter Brody Taylor went 7.1 strong innings as the third-seeded Tulane University baseball team dropped a 4-2 decision to sixth-seeded East Carolina in the opening game of the 2006 Conference USA Tournament at Rice's Reckling Park.

Pirates upset Tulane
Kinston Free Press

Pirates drown Green Wave in C-USA tourney
Washington Daily News

TU's Hamilton dealt tough breaks
  In his first at-bat, Tulane first baseman Mark Hamilton drove a breaking pitch from East Carolina's Brody Taylor that was caught at the right-field wall.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Pirates strike the first blow in C-USA
  The first upset of the 2006 Conference USA Tournament didn't take long to unfold. Unfortunately for Tulane, it was East Carolina that pulled off the surprise.
Biloxi Sun Herald

E. Carolina stuns Tulane; Southern Miss tops Memphis
Houston Chronicle

  Rams Tap Former East Carolina coach to Lead Women’s Team (05.18.06)

May 24, 2006

-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat

One last chance to right the season

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Jake Smith headlines ECU's all-league picks
ECU softball's Krista Jessup inks pro deal
SMU football gains award for 100% grad rate
WNCT: Talk of the Town

-Smith, Taylor, Witter and Wood Take Home C-USA Honors
  Senior catcher Jake Smith became the eighth Pirate to be named to the All-Conference USA First-Team with his selection Tuesday afternoon. Fellow Pirates Brody Taylor (Second-Team), Adam Witter (Second-Team) and Ryan Wood (All-Freshman Team) also picked up honors.
-Jessup Signs Professional Contract With Chicago
  Former East Carolina catcher Krista Jessup recently signed a professional contract to continue her softball career as a member of the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league.
-Pirate Gameday Central
  The East Carolina baseball team will take on No. 3 seed Tulane in the first game of the 2006 Conference USA Baseball Championships Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. (CT). ECU, the No. 6 seed, will send senior Brody Taylor to the mound in hopes of keeping their NCAA Tournament postseason chances alive.
Free Live Video! | C-USA Championship Central

Green Wave up first for Pirates at C-USA tournament
  East Carolina was the first out-of-town club to arrive in Houston for the Conference USA baseball tournament. The Pirates also plan to be the last team to leave, too.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates face tall task at C-USA tourney
  ECU takes on Tulane today in first round
New Bern Sun Journal

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-ECU opens C-USA Tournament against Tulane
  East Carolina baseball coach Billy Godwin knows his team has to win the Conference USA Tournament to extend the Pirates' run of seven straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
-Preps: Bulldogs reel in Finn
  Daniel Finn, 31, graduated from East Carolina in 1997 and worked as a graduate assistant for Logan for three years before receiving his master's degree in athletics administration.

Pirates set for C-USA tourney
  If East Carolina wants any shot at making the NCAA tournament, the Pirates will need a good showing in the Conference USA tournament.
Washington Daily News

Tulane To Open C-USA Tournament Play Against East Carolina
  Tulane, 39-17 on the year and the tournament's third-seeded team via a 15-8 league record, is one of just two teams to qualify for all 11 C-USA Tournaments, and claimed the outright titles in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2001, and earned a share of the crown last season when the championship game against TCU was cancelled due to inclement weather.

TU's bullpen pulls weight
New Orleans Times Picayune

Future Opponent: Mountaineers' Bednarik won't play in 2006
  West Virginia backup quarterback Adam Bednarik will miss the 2006 season after having shoulder surgery earlier this month, Mountaineers Coach Rich Rodriguez said.
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

May 23, 2006

-Peele: Woody's Ramblings

Season short-circuited by a failure to close
Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Hart may nix FSU recruit's grant after arrest
Memphis, Rice players take weekly awards
Lady Vols coach rewarded with fat new deal
WNCT: Talk of the Town

UTEP signs JC all-star guard
  Kilgore, 6-foot-3, has a variety of experience -- playing his freshman year at East Carolina University and then last season for Panola College in Carthage
El Paso Times

Former ECU, NFL player joins NASCAR pit crew
  Emmanuel McDaniel joins Busch Series team
The East Carolinian (05.17.06)

May 22, 2006

-Hinton: Henry's Highlights

Pirates enter tourney with backs against the wall
-BVL: Updated ECU hoops recruiting thumbnails

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Rice hosting C-USA baseball; ECU starts early
Inman gets two-game suspension at UGa
Tide linebacker booked on multiple charges

Pirates Earn No. 6 Seed In 2006 C-USA Baseball Championships
  No. 6 seed East Carolina will look to capture its first Conference USA Tournament baseball title since 2002 when they face No. 3 Tulane Wednesday, May 24 at 10 a.m. (EST).

ECU Alum: The Ron Clark Story
  Mr. Clark's tireless work and dedication to making a difference in the lives of children led him to be named Disney's American Teacher of the Year in 2000...Ron’s life story is currently being turned into a made-for-TV movie titled “The Ron Clark Story,” with Matthew Perry playing the lead role. The movie is a Johnson & Johnson Spotlight Presentation and will air on TNT on August 13th of 2006.


May 28, 2006

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-NHL: Whether it's Gerber or Ward tonight, Canes look for victory
  So it's definitely Martin Gerber for Game 5? "I didn't say that," Carolina Hurricanes coach Peter Laviolette said after Saturday's early afternoon skate at the RBC Center.
-N.C. State loses recruiting steam without Sendek
  The N.C. State men's basketball program lost more than its head coach when Herb Sendek went to Arizona State. It also lost some future players.

From the Fayetteville Observer
-NASCAR: Loving Lowe’s- Johnson goes for 5 straight
  All eyes will be on Jimmie Johnson tonight in the Coca-Cola 600 and with good reason. In the last six Nextel Cup points races at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Johnson has racked up five wins and a third-place finish.
-"I'm ready for this"
  Sidney Lowe always had a way about him, a glow in his eyes and a winning smile.

Basketball TV deal should keep Big East from splitting
  THE IDEA made a lot of sense for a while. The Big East “football’’ schools — Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville, Pitt, Rutgers, South Florida, Syracuse and West Virginia — would split from the league’s “basketball’’ schools to form an all-sports conference.
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Clemson to play for ACC championship
  Clemson scored 10 runs in the top of the ninth inning to break open a 6-6 tie, then had to survive a 5-run rally by Georgia Tech before earning a 16-11 win early today in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-NASCAR- A storyline made for Hollywood
  The Southern-bred sport soon may be able to add another title to its growing list -- Hollywood darling.
-Wolfpack reaches ACC final
  N.C. State pounds Seminoles pitching.
-Hockey fans show ugly side
  Triangle, Buffalo chagrined at insults, fisticuffs at playoffs.

NASCAR news from the Charlotte Observer
-Fortunes flip, Edwards wins
  Slow restart late ends Mears' bid for 1st NASCAR win
-Strategy will determine 600 winner
  Checklist: Figure out smaller fuel cells, harder tires, Johnson
-Conspiracy at Speedway? You be judge

Comeback kids- Big eighth inning helps Seahawks erase seven-run lead and reach championship
Wilmington Star-News

College of Charleston edges Citadel to win SoCon crown
  John Wade's latest 'first' undoub
Winston Salem Journal

May 27, 2006

Canes make their move
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Hurricanes 4, Sabres 0
-Neck Injury Will Keep Carolina's Cole Out

From the Charlotte Observer
-Bobcats-Jordan union is unlikely, says source
-Wolfpack recruit commits elsewhere
-Western Carolina stays alive
-Gardner-Webb to join Big South

From the Winston Salem Journal
-College of Charleston demolishes Elon 12-1
-Seminoles, Jackets stay alive in ACC
-N.C. State gets defensive end from Pinetops

Clemson's streak up to 17
Anderson Independent

Georgia knocks out USC
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Wilmington Star-News
-JMU still perfect; ODU eliminated
-'Hawks, Monarchs provide early drama

NASCAR expands image past fast cars
Greensboro News-Record

May 26, 2006

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-NHL: Tonight's Game 4 is pivotal for Hurricanes
  The Sabres and Hurricanes will play at least five games in the Eastern Conference finals, but the series may well be decided in Game 4 tonight.
-Buffalo fans are tuned in
  Television ratings for the first three games of the Stanley Cup playoffs have been unimpressive in the 22-county Raleigh-Durham TV market and dismal nationally. In Buffalo, though, people are watching
-Heels, Deacs out of ACC tourney
  N.C. State -- only Big Four baseball team left -- edges Virginia.
-Towe officially hired by NCSU
  Lowe's basketball staff complete
-UNC-CH rewards Hatchell

From the Charlotte Observer
NASCAR: Scott Riggs backs up Open run with 600 pole
-Coca-Cola 600 qualifying results

From the Anderson Independent
-Tigers, fans wait out rain delay late Thursday night
  While the rain fell, thunder boomed and lightning flickered, Clemson baseball players lingered in the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville’s concourses.
-Vanderbilt mercies Gamecocks
  You know you’re having a bad day when your pitching staff allows the opposition to hit for the cycle in a four-batter stretch.

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Vandy offers little mercy to Gamecocks
  Commodores blow the doors off of USC as spotty pitching once again is the culprit
-Hall lifts Clemson over Tech

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-N.C. State 4, Virginia 3
-Florida St. 7, UNC-CH 6
-Preps: Future UNC-CH, Duke stars on display at Gibbons tourney

Greene has hot stretch for Catamounts
Winston Salem Journal

May 25, 2006

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-NHL: Briere, Sabres Beat Canes; Take 2-1 Lead
-North Carolina State 9, North Carolina 3

Lowe must pass a test before he can recruit
  State has told Sendek's class it will release them from their letters
Winston Salem Journal

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-NHL: Sorry span sinks Canes
-Hobson rolls with punches as Pack tops Heels

Tigers roll Wake Forest in ACC opener
Anderson Independent

Late blast powers Gamecocks
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

UNCW's McLean will leave legacy of a winner
Wilmington Star-News

Ready for racing? Not until you pass this
  Here's a chance for a NASCAR quiz to prepare you for the upcoming races at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Greensboro News-Record

Bobcats' Tapscott resigns
  Team president declines option of reduced role after investors' meeting
Charlotte Observer

May 24, 2006

Ex-Tribe guard Baker says he'll walk on at Virginia in 2007-08
  Calvin Baker, who announced two weeks ago that he was leaving the Tribe, turned down scholarship offers from Appalachian State, College of Charleston, East Carolina and Winthrop for the chance to earn one at Virginia.
The Virginian Pilot

From the Charlotte Observer
-US Open needs to be special for Wie, Woods
  If I had my way...
-NBA: Bobcats' options grow
  Bickerstaff: Having 3rd pick provides opportunity for deals

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-NHL: Canes comfortable on the road
-Heels hope for better luck in ACC baseball tourney
-AAA: MBulls manager suspended indefinitely
-Johnson in charge at LMS

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacs to take on streaking Tigers
-UNCG, Appalachian win tourney openers

Leggett fires up Clemson
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Pitching key to USC's tournament fate
Greenville (SC) News

May 23, 2006

Rick Hart Introduced as Athletics Director Tuesday
  A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Hart has also worked for UNC, East Carolina University and the US Olympic Committee.

NHL news from the Durham Herald-Sun
-Canes get going, even series with Sabres
-Canes put on hockey clinic in Game 2
-Sabres head home with a split, but it could have been different

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Canes, Sabres fans face off; 6 arrested, 1 hurt
  The Stanley Cup playoffs have brought the Triangle a taste of major-league fan violence, as some Caniacs are finding out.
-Canes' experience wins
-Euwell to join Wolfpack
  Euwell received a scholarship offer from East Carolina in February and North Carolina was also recruiting him, although the Tar Heels had not offered

From the Greenville (SC) News
-High Hopes
  The usual talk around the start of any postseason involves teams peaking at the right time and playing their absolute best.
-USC tries to stop the slide
  Seven weeks ago, South Carolina was on top of the college baseball world.

Wanted- Women's Final Four in Greensboro
Greensboro News-Record

May 22, 2006

NHL news from the Durham Herald-Sun
-Canes face similar situation
-Canes' Game 1 loss to Sabres just that -- one game
-Carolina must find way past Buffalo's defense

Hyman well prepared for the task at USC
  Not so long after he began work as the director of athletics at the University of South Carolina, Eric Hyman realized it wasn't the same job he had envisioned it to be.
Greenville (SC) News

From Columbia (SC) The State
-A second chance for USC
  Gamecocks hope to put disappointing regular season behind them in SEC tournament
-Tigers see old face in tourney
  Clemson faces Wake Forest (again) in ACC opener as Tigers seek first league crown since ’94


May 28, 2006

-2006 C-USA Baseball Championship - Day Four
  After finishing first and second in the regular season, cross-town rivals Rice and Houston will battle it out one more time on Sunday in the Conference USA Baseball Championship Game
-No. 1 Rice Eliminates Tigers, 7-4

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH, Rice shine to make it an all-city final (w/audio)
  Luis Flores tossed a three-hitter to push the Cougars past No. 22 Tulane and carry UH into the Conference USA tournament final against top-seeded Rice.
-Rice holds off Memphis to advance to C-USA finals

Tigers fall to No. 1 seed Rice
  Victory total 19-game improvement over '05
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Southern Miss baseball team forced to play waiting game
  The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team entered the 2006 season with a variety of goals.
Hattiesburg American

USM's regional fate in perilous spot
  Minutes after Southern Miss saw its stay in the Conference USA Tournament come to end Friday night, senior catcher Kevin Coker laid out his plans for the rest of the evening.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-Tulane set to begin preps for NCAAs
  Instead of thinking of would could have been had his team done everything right Saturday, Tulane coach Rick Jones was taking the positive approach to the Green Wave's loss.
-Cougars, Flores oust Wave from tournament
  Tulane coach Rick Jones has said time and again that pitching and defense are the two elements most critical to winning baseball games.
-Tulane, UNO have readied storm plans
  For Tulane and UNO, some hurricane plans won't change but some will. Tulane won't change much of what it has done in the past. UNO will, with the help of its conference.

Wade welcomes family life
  John Wade's latest 'first' undoubtedly is his most daunting. The Marshall grad and NFL players is now a father.
untington Herald-Dispatch

May 27, 2006

-2006 C-USA Baseball Championship - Day Three
  Day three marked a first in championship history as the top four seeds have all advanced to play in Saturday's semifinal round.
-Eight C-USA Student-Athletes Selected for NCAA Leadership Conference
-Tiger Baseball Holds Off No. 5 Southern Miss 8-5, Advances to Semi-final Matchup With No. 1 Rice

From the Houston Chronicle
-Deep pitching gives Rice edge in C-USA tourney
-Tulane, Memphis remain alive

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
Williams headed to NBA
  Shawne Williams spent Thursday at the Los Angeles Lakers' practice facility conducting his first private workout as a full-fledged professional. Everything was cool, until he looked up.
-Amar's key RBI lift Tigers by So. Mississippi

Tigers knock out Eagles
  Southern Mississippi saw its run in the Conference USA Tournament come crashing to an end with an 8-5 loss to Memphis on Friday at Reckling Park.
Biloxi Sun Herald

Tigers torment Eagles' Russum
  Looking back over his career at Southern Miss, Cliff Russum will not have very fond memories of Memphis.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Signals mixed on MU-WVU switch
   Is there a possibility that Marshall University's football game with West Virginia University could be moved to Sunday night to accommodate a prime time national telecast?
-Herd's Barnard going to Murray St.
  Former Marshall University quarterback Zach Barnard has transferred to Murray State, Racers officials announced on Friday.

Herd's Merthie makes the grade and likely will make an impact
  No thesaurus could supply a better word to describe the news that former prep basketball All-American Darryl Merthie has become academically eligible at Marshall.
Charleston Daily Mail

May 26, 2006

-2006 Baseball Championship - Day Two
  The top six teams have all survived the first two days of the 2006 Conference USA Baseball Championship at Reckling Park with the top two seeds, Rice and Houston, respectively, earning a day off on Friday by posting back-to-back wins.
-UCF Head Coach George O'Leary Signs 10-Year Contract Extension
-Southern Miss Falls To Rice, 5-1; Faces Tournament Rematch With Memphis
-Tulane Bounces Back With 12-1 C-USA Tournament Win Over Marshall
UAB Baseball Eliminated By Memphis

Riser keeps Wave in mix
  The Green Wave advance to play East Carolina today at 3 pm, remaining in the hunt to be a possible NCAA regional host next week.
Biloxi Sun Herald

Hits fall for Tulane in rout of Marshall
  Green Wave gets a rematch against East Carolina today
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Houston Chronicle
Bell helps Rice overcome mistakes
  Lack of hitting, baserunning woes fail to deter Owls
-Tulane, Memphis stay alive with routs of Marshall, UAB

C-USA lost cash during bowl season
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-MU-WVU game may move to prime time
-Tulane bounces Marshall, 12-1

Film about tragedy at Marshall rallies, heals community
Boulder Daily Camera

UCF counts on big investment in pigskin to pay off
Orlando Sentinel

Selection committee begins to narrow CWS field

May 25, 2006

-2006 Baseball Championship - Day One
  Two upsets added some excitement to a day that saw both Bayou City teams win in their hometowns.
-Baseball Championship Central
-Southern Miss Downs Memphis, 6-2, In Opening Round of Conference USA Tournament
-UAB Falls to No. 1 Rice in Conference Tournament Opener

Houston Rolls to C-USA Tournament Opening Win
  Junior righthander Brad Lincoln, winner of his last 10 decisions, probably will make the Thursday start for the Cougars during the 2006 C-USA Tournament. This season, Lincoln leads the Cougars with 141 strikeouts and only 26 walks in 113.0 innings of work.

From the Houston Chronicle
Hargrove's tenacity, Cougars' four-run seventh put away Marshall
  No. 16 UH (37-19) will meet East Carolina (33-24) this afternoon. Hargrove (8-5) — and a patient offense that erupted late — helped the Cougars set that date.
-Rice cruises past UAB in C-USA tournament
  Carving out some breathing room with a breakout six-run sixth inning, Rice cruised past UAB 9-3 in the opening round of the Conference USA tournament.

Cougars dominate Herd in first round
  The Houston Cougars, ranked No. 11 in the nation, raked four Marshall pitchers for 13 hits Wednesday
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Bowden, Eagles shut down Tigers
  Memphis hadn't seen Southern Miss pitcher Barry Bowden when it visited the Golden Eagles in Hattiesburg during the regular season.
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Late Tiger rally falls short against Eagles
  UAB next for U of M in elimination game
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF locks in O'Leary for 10 years, $10 million
  The new contract includes an expensive mutual buyout of $5 million, sources say.
-Stadium naming is big business
  When UCF trustees last year made the choice to build a football stadium on campus, among the first tasks was to find private donors willing to help pay for it.

UTEP hires national firm to do marketing
  The partnership with ISP Sports, a Winston-Salem, N.C.-based collegiate sports marketing company, is an opportunity for UTEP to expand its name nationally, lower marketing expenses and increase services to Miner fans and corporate partners.
EL Paso Times

May 24, 2006

-C-USA Announces 2006 Postseason Baseball Awards
-UAB Baseball Heads To Third-Straight Conference Tournament

From the Houston Chronicle
Rice has plenty to play for in C-USA tournament

No.1 Rice throwing ace against Blazers
  Despite a disappointing regular season, UAB baseball coach Larry Giangrosso has gained a deep admiration for his team.
Birmingham News

First things first for USM
  With 10 wins in their last 14 games, including series sweeps of East Carolina and Central Florida, the Golden Eagles are eyeing a school-record fourth consecutive NCAA Regional appearance and an outside shot at a fourth 40-win season.
Biloxi Sun Herald

Offenses collide in USM tourney opener
  "The league this year has been Rice and everyone else," Palmer said. "They are just a cut above.  Us, Houston, Tulane, Memphis and East Carolina are all right there together. We just have to take it one game at a time."
Pascagoula Mississippi Press

Eagles on a mission in C-USA tournament
Hattiesburg American

Marshall - 2006 Football Preview
Fox Sports

This year, Snyder has time to get organized
  MARK SNYDER remembers well this time a year ago. He had only been Marshall’s head football coach for about a month.
Charleston (WV) Gazette

May 23, 2006

Kilgore Signs With UTEP
  A Philadelphia native, Kilgore started his college career at East Carolina University during the 2004-05 season.

Riser recognized as a true student-athlete at Tulane
  Matt Riser might not be the most recognized face on a powerful Tulane baseball team that opens play Wednesday against East Carolina
Biloxi Sun Herald

Baseball Notebook
  The final weekend of the Conference USA baseball regular season provided a whole lot of offense as seeds four through eight were determined for the upcoming C-USA Championship at Reckling Park in Houston.

Herd ready for C-USA baseball tournament
  Marshall, a first-year league member, plays a Wednesday afternoon game in the Conference USA baseball tournament at Reckling Park in Houston.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Eustachy busy, but proud of recruits
  Larry Eustachy has been a busy man. That's both a good thing and an unfortunate thing.
Hattiesburg American

May 22, 2006

  The athletic departments at Tulane and UNO faced tough decisions before Hurricane Katrina, but after the storm, the programs -- rocked to their cores -- made tough decisions while continuing to try to go the distance
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Eagles eye C-USA tourney title
Biloxi Sun Herald

A case in favor of global warming
  AFTER WATCHING Marshall’s baseball team get sliced and diced by No. 1 Rice over the weekend, I come out convinced that coach Dave Piepenbrink’s squad needs two or three things to survive in Conference USA. Well, the Thundering Herd does need hitting and pitching. And more pitching. And a lot more pitching. But that program’s needs are broader than that.
Charleston (WV) Gazette