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Conference USA

June 11, 2006

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

Miami loses Berry-recruited QB to baseball
Clemens award finalists have C-USA flavor
Buckeyes announce series with Toledo

Braddy nets WDN soccer Player of the Year
  As a senior, Braddy’s Pam Pack playing days are over. However, her experiences on the field will certainly help as she enters her professional life. As a soon-to-be freshman at East Carolina University, Braddy plans on majoring in nursing
ashington Daily News

Fike's Emmers signs with ECU
  Senior Brett Emmers teamed with John-Tyler Griffin to form a Fike one-two punch that ranked among the most prolific in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A golf ranks.
Wilson Daily

Around Campus: UNC system ups online focus
  Within the UNC system, a leader in online education is East Carolina University, where 20 percent of all student credit hours are earned online. The university has 57 online degrees, including 47 that are entirely online and 10 that involve some class time.
Charlotte Observer

June 10, 2006

-BVL: ECU network announces blowtorch flagships
Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

ECU network announces blowtorch flagships
'The Buzz' remains in Pirate broadcast lineup
Former LSU athlete turned pro wrestler dies
WNCT: Talk of the Town

-Pirate ISP Radio Network Adds FM Flagship For Football
-Ticket Office Announces Temporary Location Change

FM station gets exclusive rights to broadcast Pirates
Greenville Daily Reflector

Recruiting news from
-Wright To Check Out Pirates
  Richland Northeast WR Ty Wright (6-0 193) will attend camp at East Carolina this weekend.
-Furman Checking Big Lineman
  Furman is among the school in touch with OL T.J. Hurless (6-4 300) of Suwanee, GA. He has not been offered but is also hearing from Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee State, East Carolina, Memphis, North Carolina, Elon, Georgia Tech and Central Florida.

June 9, 2006
Birthday - Donald Duck
Take a Kid Fishing Weekend
World Cup (Germany)

-Batten: Football Recruiting Report

Bucs looking for some beef and some backs
-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 271
Date with UCF looms large on the radar

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
ECU's "Voice" revving up for benefit "Ride"
Pirates bow out at NCAA track & field meet
ODU makes plans to add Division I-AA football
WNCT: Talk of the Town


Krug And Hunt Named C-USA Scholar-Athletes
  East Carolina senior swimmer Sarah Hunt and junior volleyball player Heidi Krug have each been named recipients of the 2005-06 Conference USA Scholar Athlete of the Year Awards.
-Third Annual Ride With The Voice Set For Saturday

TEC announces Male and Female Athletes of the Year for 2005-2006
The East Carolinian

Preps: Last day of career certainly is special
  Joe O'Malley headed to East Carolina on a baseball scholarship
Columbia (SC) The State

Future Opponent: WVU coach preparing to handle the hype
  Rich Rodriguez has spent much of the month cracking golf balls and one-liners. But in a couple months, his West Virginia University football players will be cracking heads for the start of another season.
Charleston (WV) Gazette

June 8, 2006
Trail Technology Day
Anniversary - VCR Introduction

-Myatt: View From The 'ville

JT's good nature intact after career transition

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Smith selected by A's, Mathews by Giants
ECU's Hunt, Krug take Scholar Athlete honors
NCAA nixes course credits from 'diploma mills
WNCT: Talk of the Town

-Pirates Exit NCAA Track Championships After First Day
  East Carolina's season came to an early end Wednesday as hurdler Hector Cotto, thrower Eric Frasure and the Pirates' 4x100 relay team all failed to advance during first day action at the 2006 NCAA Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex.
-Smith and Mathews Taken On Day Two Of MLB Draft
  Jake Smith and Shane Mathews both heard their names called Wednesday afternoon as they were selected on the second day of the 2006 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU's Smith, Mathews get drafted by major league teams
  One key contributor to the success of East Carolina's baseball team is about to begin his professional baseball career. Another could become a professional soon, too.
-Hayes accepts job at new school
  Hayes, who grew up in Maryland, played with East Carolina's women's basketball team and spent seven years as a teacher and coach at Farmville Central.

Holland defends Stokes' moves
  Eight ECU players pushed to transfer.
Raleigh News & Observer

ECU’s Smith drafted by A’s
Washington Daily News

Browns sign DL J'Waren Blair

Around Campus: Most leggy millipede rediscovered
  Paul Marek, a PhD student from East Carolina University rediscovered the world's "leggiest" millipede 80 years after its first and only sighting.
BBC News

Around Campus: Rare Millipede Species Found in Calif.
  ECU Scientist Finds a Rare Species of Millipede That Was Last Seen 80 Years Ago in California
ABC News

June 7, 2006
Trail Technology Day
Anniversary - VCR Introduction

-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat

ECU track & field hits the national stage

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
ECU's track elite at NCAA meet in Sacramento
Super region pairings pit Rice against Sooners
Cleared USC QB says he's rejoined team

ECU Represented At NCAA Track Championships
  A total of six student-athletes will represent East Carolina in three events at the 2006 NCAA Division I Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championships which begins Wednesday at the Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex.

Preps/Recruiting: Broome Duo Visiting USC Wednesday
  Both WR Markish Jones (6-1 187) and DE Antwane Glenn (6-4 245) have offers from East Carolina.  Jones will camp at East Carolina this weekend.

Future Opponent: Brief Look Ahead At ACC Football- N.C. State
  East Carolina visits Carter-Finley on the final weekend of the regular season (Nov. 25) renewing an old rivalry between the schools on a day that should provide terrific tailgating.
Wilmington Star News

Dino Presley named assistant men's basketball coach
  Former ECU assistant completes Bonnies' staff

June 6, 2006
Anniversary - D-Day

-Bailey: From The Anchor Desk

Inaugural Drew-Skip Classic a smash
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Drew-Skip coverage)

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
NCAA change on grad transfers gets reaction
Duke reinstates men's lacrosse with conditions
Cardieri resigns as baseball coach at USF

First Drew Steele-Skip Holtz Golf Classic raises thousands
  All the mayhem and bustle created by one benefit golf tournament being simultaneously played at two Greenville country clubs Monday did nothing to muffle the exuberance — or the booming voice — of the 21-year-old man for whom the event was chiefly named.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Drew Steele fans ‘overwhelm’ family, coach; Golf Classic tabbed astronomical success
  The 2006 Drew Steele-Skip Holtz Golf Classic was just that ... a classic.
Washington Daily News

Defensive tackle signs with Browns
  Ja'Waren Blair played in NFL Europe
Akron Beacon Journal

  The Browns padded their defensive line depth Monday by signing 6-foot-6, Ja’Waren Blair, who is four years out of East Carolina
Canton Repository

Recruiting news from
-Charlotte QB Coming To USC Camp
  QB D.J. McFadden (6-2 220) of Charlotte's famed Independence High...has offers from Vanderbilt and Marshall and is also hearing from NC State, Miami, Georgia Tech, Tennessee and East Carolina.
-North Carolina LB Lands USC Offer
  LB Melvin Ingram (6-2 227) of Rockingham, NC joining NC State, North Carolina and North Carolina A&T as schools to offer Ingram. He's also hearing from Clemson and East Carolina.
-Clemson Takes Lead For Culliver
  He also has offers from East Carolina, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, North Carolina and Alabama.

Future Opponent: WVU program stands to get a little bit richer
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

June 5, 2006

-Hinton: Henry's Highlights

Drew-Skip event a phenomenon in the making

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Owls carry C-USA banner against Bears
Laval steps down as LSU baseball coach
Date of "Civil War" changed for TV

Around Campus: ECU scientist receives grant
  An ECU researcher was one of 84 individuals and organizations that received $4 million in grants from an organization that supports scientists working in colleges and universities.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Recruiting: Tigers sign seventh, close in on No. 8
  Mississippi State and East Carolina are the offers for Beaufort offensive lineman Stephen White (6-5, 280). His coach Mark Clifford said Clemson wants to see White in camp this summer.
Columbia (SC) The State



June 11, 2006

Omaha or bust- Tigers advance to College World Series after sweeping super regionals
  As one, the Clemson Tigers rushed to the center-field wall of Doug Kingsmore Stadium, greeting their fans in the so-called "cheap seats."
Anderson Independent

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Power surge
  USC enters record book with home-run barrage in Athens
-The building begins for Wyrick
  Gamecock Club head takes aim at new donors for USC’s capital campaign

From Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Tigers going to Omaha
  The dog pile that formed near the pitcher's mound suddenly morphed into a full squad sprint toward the center-field cheap seats where the team was toasted with champagne and beer.
-USC clocks Georgia
  South Carolina felt the heat in Game 1 of its NCAA Super Regional series against Georgia.

  The pile of white jerseys at home plate were made possible by a guy named Chad Flack.
Birmingham News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Oilers crash party
  The Canes' poor play early and the explanation of the winner don't sit well with Brind'Amour.
-Ward right at home in Rexall
  Cam Ward was a stranger in his own land Saturday, but the goal that ended his night was stranger still.
-Amazing marriage made in mania
  Max Muhleman, president of Private Sports Consulting Inc. in Charlotte, is well known in the world of sports marketing. He consulted for the Charlotte Hornets and Bobcats, as well as the Hendrick NASCAR operation. Edited excerpts from a recent interview with Q editor Jane Ruffin

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Oilers end Canes' bid for sweep
  For USC’s Honeycutt, anxiety level to
-Edmonton sends a message with Game 3 victory
-Ward played well enough

June 10, 2006

Wait pays off
  Perno has Dogs two wins away from another trip to College World Series...East Carolina's Keith LeClair would have been offered UGA job.
Macon Telegraph

Big start requires 2nd-best pitch
  For USC’s Honeycutt, anxiety level today is nothing to that before he proposed to fiancee
Columbia (SC) The State

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-More join bid on subpoenas
  More lawyers are protesting District Attorney Mike Nifong's quest for personal information from Duke University lacrosse players not charged in the rape case.
-Judge dismisses noise charge
  A judge dismissed a noise ordinance violation charge filed against a Duke University lacrosse player.
-Miller propels Heels
  UNC's ace shuts down Alabama to put the Tar Heels on the verge of their first College World Series trip since 1989.
-Answers to common Canes questions

From the Anderson Independent
-Tigers walk one game closer to Omaha
  Before Herman Demmink could look up, it was all over.
-Tigers' Berken involoved in crash
  Jason Berken just can’t catch a break.

Tigers slam Eagles
  Colvin delivers winning homer with bases full
Greenville (SC) News

  Remember the most hyped pitching matchup of the NCAA Super Regionals?
Birmingham News

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Several Canes have local ties to Edmonton
-Ward has given city of Edmonton reason to worry

Receiver, corner for Deacs are ineligible
  Receiver Demir Boldin and cornerback Brandon Ghee were declared academically ineligible for the 2006 season.
Winston Salem Journal

Around Campus: Question of value with online degrees unanswered
  Of all the UNC System schools, East Carolina University has the most extensive online program, with nearly a third of its students enrolled online.
Triangle Business Journal

June 9, 2006

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Canes travel to hostile territory
  The Carolina Hurricanes certainly took care of business in the first two games of the Stanley Cup Finals against the underdog Edmonton Oilers.
-Canes say they have room to improve
-Heels hope for success on the road
  North Carolina at Chapel Hill's baseball team clearly enjoyed the comforts of home last weekend. The Tar Heels hit .440 as a team, scored at least 14 runs in all three of their victories and made a total of two errors during their run to the Chapel Hill Regional championship at Boshamer Stadium.

Tigers, Oral Roberts set for 'super' showdown
  Last June, Jason Berken had the worst seat in the house for Clemson’s super regional.
Anderson Independent

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Hurricanes stay humble
  Players know they still need two wins to hoist Stanley Cup.
-'Game 3' revisited
-In sickness, health and Stanley Cup finals
  Canes-Oilers fans' wedding gets lot of attention.
-Filing disputes lacrosse probe
  Lawyers for a Duke lacrosse player say police withheld evidence undercutting rape allegations in presenting their case to the judge.
-Tale 'crock,' 2nd dancer told police
  An escort service dancer told police early on that a fellow dancer's allegations of rape at a Duke University lacrosse team party were a "crock."

McCullen drafted
  He was one of WCU's top pitchers over the past three seasons, going 17-8 on the mound during his career after going 1-1 in one season at East Carolina
Goldsboro News Argus

Children’s book expands realm of Hokie nation
  Joe and Athena West wrote and published “Watching the Hokies With Daddy.”
The Virginian-Pilot

NFL: Johnson reunited with former offensive coordinator
  Carolina Panthers wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson has played under offensive coordinator Dan Henning before with the New York Jets, so he’s pretty familiar with the team’s offensive scheme.
Kinston Free Press

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Former coach confident in Tigers' NCAA title chances
  Wilhelm hired Leggett as an assistant coach in 1992
-Honeycutt gets call for USC in opener
-ESPN picks up Georgia at USC

June 8, 2006

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Canes pound their way to 2-0 series lead
  With all the attention given to the Edmonton Oilers' goalie situation headed into Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, maybe Cam Ward was feeling a little ignored.
-Ward, defense pave way
-Karmanos- 'We're going to make money this year'
   For the first time since the franchise moved south, the Carolina Hurricanes turned a profit this season.
-Heels keep it loose before heading to Tuscaloosa

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Motion protests DA's bid for data
  'Fishing' is claimed in Duke lacrosse case.
-Canes in command
  Cory Stillman scored a goal that was both pretty and pretty easy at the end of the second period Wednesday, putting an emphatic stamp on a home sweep of the Edmonton Oilers in the first two games of the Stanley Cup finals. The Canes picked up a 5-0 victory over the Oilers.
-Karmanos has concerns
  Owner expects coach to return.
-Hokies hire former BC baseball coach

Clemson raided by major leagues
  Tigers see three key recruits and seven currents players get the call in draft
Columbia (SC) The State

Tigers tough down stretch
Greenville (SC) News

Superman Returns
  With the most crucial series of the season preparing to start with a trip to the College World Series at stake, the freshman wonder was feeling the heat.
Spartanburg Herald Journal

Withers not worried about pre-draft buzz
  How long Curtis Withers plays in the NBA likely hinges on convincing the NBA he can play like he's long.
Charlotte Observer

June 7, 2006

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Canes know fortune often fickle in Finals
  The Carolina Hurricanes are fully aware of just how fortunate they were to win Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
-Carolina has to love its position after win
-Tar Heels' duo goes high in draft

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Game 1 tough to top
  Can Canes, Oilers bring more intrigue tonight?After winning an action-filled opener, Carolina wants to take advantage of Edmonton's goaltender dilemma in Game 2.
-Winning the war of attrition
  During their march through the playoffs, the Carolina Hurricanes have benefited from some poor health on the part of their opponents
-Duke's Cassese up for challenge
  Interim lacrosse coach glad to have shot.

Gamecocks all too familiar with Bulldogs
  Best-of-three series begins Saturday
Greenville (SC)

For U.Va. basketball coach, there is no offseason
  Summertime, and the living is easy for college basketball coaches, right?
The Virginian Pilot

June 6, 2006

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Stanley Cup: Gift caps comeback for Canes
  Down three goals to the Edmonton Oilers late in the second period, the Hurricanes managed to do Monday on the NHL's biggest stage what they did all year long. A four-goal spurt got the Canes back into the game and gave them a 5-4 victory over the Oilers.
-A sudden ending for Roloson
  Collision with Canes' Ladd knocks Oilers' star goalie out of finals.
-Injury puts Oilers in deep hole
-Ward gives Canes net advantage
-Heels looking super
  UNC-CH baseball plays at Alabama.
-Lacrosse will return to Duke
  Duke President Richard Brodhead places the lacrosse program in the hands of 25-year-old Kevin Cassese, a Duke assistant coach this past season and captain of the 2003 Duke team. Cassese will serve as interim coach until a permanent coach is hired.

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Stanley Cup: Brind'Amour goal, Ward saves give Canes win
-Ward came up big when it counted most
-The Captain shows the way
-UNC-CH's Miller could be top player drafted today, with Bard not far behind

Clemson reaps the rewards
  They played all season for this, through tough midweek games against teams like College of Charleston and Winthrop and grueling road trips to places like Miami and Georgia Tech.
Anderson Independent

Tigers expect 'grueling' series
  When you've won 22 of your last 23 games, needing just two more wins to clinch a berth in the College World Series seems like a foregone conclusion.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Disher's HR ignites USC
  Gamecocks advance to meet Georgia in Super Regional game Saturday
-Oral Roberts comes to Clemson on a roll
  ORU won its ninth straight Mid-Continent Conference this season and has victories in 31 of its last 34 games

Tide, Tar Heels tangle Friday
  The University of Alabama baseball team's NCAA Super Regional against North Carolina-Chapel Hill beginning Friday at Sewell-Thomas Stadium, the NCAA announced late Monday night.
Birmingham News

NBA: Gonzaga star dazzles Bobcats with touch
Charlotte Observer

NFL: STAYING PUT- Weinke, at 34, is embracing his role as backup quarterback for Panthers
Winston Salem Journal

June 5, 2006

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Canes have been here before, but not like this
-UNC-CH advances to super regional
-CH Regional notebook- Friendly rivalry

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Clemson regional champ
  The veil of invincibility was finally lifted off a team that rarely appeared vulnerable over the last month of the season.
-Eternal 3rd inning sinks USC
  The Evansville Purple Aces are quickly earning a gnat-like reputation. They just seem to never go away.

Gamecocks miss chance to clinch regional
  It had all the makings of a horror story. The kind of nightmare from which you don't want to awaken.  Twelve runs. Six walks. Three errors. One wild pitch...And that was just the third inning.
Greenville (SC)

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Picture this
  The Hurricanes would love to have an opportunity to spend some time with the well-traveled Stanley Cup. Carolina and Edmonton start the final round of the Stanley Cup playoffs tonight at the RBC Center.
-Cardinal proves too tough for Pack
  N.C. State fought into the Austin Regional final Sunday, but the Wolfpack's NCAA baseball tournament run was ended by the same team that defeated it in the regional opener on Friday.
-Tar Heels leave no doubt
  UNC blasts four homers to reach first super regional since 2003

Stanford bounces North Carolina St.
Houston Chronicle

Bobcats audition hopefuls
  Sunday was a Plan B kind of day for the Charlotte Bobcats.
Charlotte Observer

Abrupt exit for a successful coach
  Circumstances dictated a move
Wilmington Star News


June 11, 2006

Rice hangs 10 on Oklahoma to grab lead in series
  Owls punish Sooners pitchers for lead in series
Houston Chronicle

Rice routs Oklahoma in opener
  Owls punish Sooners pitchers for lead in series
Dallas Morning News

Rice Wins Game One of Houston Super Regional
  Rice used a balanced hitting attack and solid pitching to post a 10-4 victory over Oklahoma in game one of the Houston Super Regional

Shoop close to leaving for UAB
  Birmingham-Southern baseball coach Brian Shoop is "99 percent sure" he'll take the vacant UAB baseball job if offered it.
Birmingham News

Few questions remain on USM draftees
  Chance Harst is coming. Toddric Johnson may or may not be leaving.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

June 10, 2006

Houston's Lincoln Named NCBWA District VII Player of the Year

Sooners visit Rice seeking spot in Omaha field
Houston Chronicle

Herd recruit no stranger to weight room
Charleston (WV) Gazette

June 9, 2006

-Six C-USA Baseball Players Named Freshman All-Americans
-C-USA Produces Two of Five Finalists for the Dick Howser Trophy
-Two C-USA Pitchers Among Four Finalists for Roger Clemens Award
-Memphis-Ole Miss Football Opener Changed to Sunday for ESPN Broadcast
-Three Mustangs Tabbed For Dave Campbell's All-Texas College Team
-USM's Adkins, Dozier and Ewing Named Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-American
-Tulane's Warren McFadden Named Freshman All-American
-Tulsa's Bunting Named to Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List

-Owls Host Oklahoma In NCAA Super Regional June 10-12 At Reckling
-By George, O'Leary Suits UCF Well School shows big time commitment

From the Houston Chronicle
OU rout serves as lesson for Rice
  The Owls won't use revenge as motivation in their super regional series against Oklahoma this weekend at Reckling Park. The lure of their first return trip to the College World Series in three years is enough to inspire the Owls for Saturday's opener.
-Locals eye Clemens Award

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

From the El Paso Times
Haskins has cancerous polyps removed
  UTEP's legendary former basketball coach Don Haskins had cancerous polyps removed from his colon last week.
-Magazine selects four Miners to Texas team

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Beckley's Carter picks Marshall
  Marshall University's football recruiting class of 2007 is off to a resounding start.
-Marshall officials touch on wide range of topics

Sunday afternoon kickoff for Tigers, Rebs
  For the second straight season, Ole Miss and the University of Memphis will kick off their football seasons in front of an ESPN national television audience.
Memphis Commercial Appeal

C-USA returns to Memphis
  The Conference USA Men's Basketball Championship has officially been scheduled to return to Memphis for the third year in a row next March
Memphis Business Journal

June 8, 2006

-Conference USA Scholar Athlete Awards Announced
   of the Year Awards today. C-USA Scholar Athlete of the Year awards are presented to the top student-athletes in each conference-sponsored sport. The award is based on academic achievement (GPA), athletic achievement and service.
-Baseball's Billy Mohl Taken In 28th Round By Philadelphia

Deep bullpen provides relief for Rice
  Along with closer Cole St. Clair and middle reliever Bobby Bramhall, Bryce Cox solidifies a Rice bullpen that has been all but impenetrable.
Houston Chronicle

Weight room near completion
  The latest addition to Marshall University's football program is nearing completion.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Camps boost to UTEP's profile
El Paso Times

Three Eagles picked in draft
Hattiesburg American

Quarterback commits to Tigers
  The University of Memphis has the first commitment of its 2007 football recruiting class.
Memphis Commercial Appeal

TU Player Died Of Flesh-Eating Bacteria

June 7, 2006

-Houston's Lincoln Selected Fourth Overall in MLB Draft
  UH All-American Selected Higher than Any C-USA Player in History
-Five Owls Taken In First 11 Rounds Of Major League Baseball Draft
-Three Golden Eagles Taken on First Day of Major League Draft
-Hamilton, Southard Taken By Cardinals In Day One Of 2006 MLB Draft
-Duffy Selected in Ninth Round of 2006 MLB Baseball Draft
-Blue Ribbon Football Yearbook Selects Tulsa's Paul Smith as the C-USA Preseason Offensive Player of the Year

Shoop has OK to discuss UAB job
  UAB officials have received permission to speak with Birmingham-Southern baseball coach Brian Shoop about the Blazers' baseball coaching vacancy.
Birmingham News

Golden Eagles wanted more out of 2006 baseball season
  The Southern Miss baseball team and its fans thought the sky was the limit for 2006.
Hattiesburg American

Coming full circle
  Michael Payton’s heroics in 1992 helped put Marshall back on top
untington Herald-Dispatch

June 6, 2006

Rice Advances to NCAA Super Regional
  Rice defeated Baylor on Monday afternoon to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals for the fifth time in six years.

From the Houston Chronicle
-No. 1 Rice dazzles Baylor in regional final
  Mere flashes of brilliance are often enough. Sometimes Rice needs only a series of exceptional bursts to showcase both its current might and tantalizing potential.
-Rice ousts Baylor, wins Houston Regional

Green Wave made the most of difficult season
  If you asked most New Orleanians how they made out in the storm, their responses will vary.
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Snyder sees excitement blossoming
  As Mark Snyder putts and dines his way around the Big Green Coaches Tour for the second time, he sees a distinctly different atmosphere, both at his tour stops and back in Huntington. At Joan C. Edwards Stadium, the coaching staff is preparing to conduct the program’s first youth camps in three summers. And when Snyder looks around, the faces are much more familiar.
Charleston (WV) Gazette

U of M basketball recruits enrolled in summer school
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Inconsistency limits USM on diamond
  Thirty-nine wins. A fourth consecutive NCAA regional appearance. Record-setting home attendance.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

UTEP selects new assistant athletic director
El Paso Times

June 5, 2006

NCAA Baseball Regional Roundup
  Rice senior RHP Eddie Degerman fired a season-high 14 strikeouts and scattered just five singles and two walks on the way to his 12th win of the season as Rice moved to Monday's championship action of the Houston Regional with a 7-2 win over longtime rival Baylor.

Sunday Sitdown Sunday Sitdown with SEC Commissioner Mike Slive
  Q: Do you view the BCS differently as the commissioner of the SEC, a BCS conference, than you did when you were commissioner of Conference USA, a non-BCS conference?
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Rice's Degerman dominates Bears in 7-2 win
  Rice (52-10) will move on to play Monday at 4 p.m (CT). against the winner of the elimination game between No. 3 seed Baylor and No. 2 seed Arizona State, which immediately follows this one.
Houston Chronicle

Lackluster Eagles blow lead, bow out
  For the third time in its last four baseball games, Southern Miss failed to hold an early-inning lead.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Trojans charge as Golden Eagles blow lead at regional
Biloxi Sun Herald

Green Wave subsides to Ole Miss
  All season, Tulane found a way to overcome the odds. It didn't let a youthful team or an unexpected slow start stop it.
New Orleans Times Picayune