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Conference USA

June 18, 2006
Father's Day

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

Rice rallies in its College World Series opener
Houston's Lincoln gets 2006 Howser Trophy
C-USA's top scorer backs away from NBA draft

ECU conducts first-ever team passing camp
  High school teams from three states participated on Saturday
Greenville Daily Reflector

UNC (System) law helps athletics more than scholars
  Treating out-of-state athletes as in-state means state taxpayers pay millions more for the athletes
Raleigh News & Observer

Traveling suits McSpadden fine
  Sam McSpadden lives in Little Rock, but he has made his home on tennis courts all over the South...which would explain why he isn’t worried as he heads off to East Carolina University
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (subscription req'd)

Preps: Sowers is Sthil the best
  In 2006, Sthil Sowers had a baseball season for the ages. The pitcher/shortstop was a force with both his strong pitching arm and his bat for the NCHSAA 2A champion North Lenoir Hawks....He’s already being recruited hard by East Carolina University and UNC Wilmington. Sowers is also receiving substantial interest from Virginia, Charlotte, High Point, UNC Greensboro and UNC Pembroke, among many others.
Kinston Free Press

June 17, 2006
Vinegar Day
World Juggling Day

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

ECU grad Millican wins N.C. women's amateur
College World Series: Tigers win in comeback
LSU's Carter sweeps national track honors
WNCT: Talk of the Town (guest Terry Holland)

Former Pirate Adrienne Millican Captures North Carolina Amateur Crown
  Former Pirate golfer Adrienne Millican posted a 54-hole tournament record 210 (six-under par) on the way to capturing the North Carolina Amateur Championship at the Morganton's Mimosa Hills Country Club.

Teamwork- Pirates' Holtz, get new perspective from 21,000 feet
  As Skip Holtz watched from the back window as a F-16 fighter jet was being refueled 21,000 feet above the Atlantic coast, he beamed like a child on Christmas morning.
Goldsboro News-Argus

Whitwell only seeded Arkansan
  Whitwell, who spent his junior and senior years of high school at John Newcombe Tennis Academy in New Braunfels, Texas, and will play at East Carolina
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (subscription req'd)

Future Opponent: Navy seeks smooth sailing toward success
  Navy’s push toward a fourth straight bowl appearance begins Sept. 2 when it hosts East Carolina.

June 16, 2006
Dollars Against Diabetes (DAD'S) Day

-O'Brien: College Notebook No. 19

Feuding factions declare truce over 'Canes

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Ex-ECU assistant named Campbell grid coach
Pirate softball ace Keli Harrell named All-State
Report: Back woes nix Redick draft workouts
WNCT: Talk of the Town

-Harrell Earns All-State Recognition
  East Carolina junior pitcher Keli Harrell was one of 12 student-athletes representing six different schools to comprise the 2006 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) University Division All-State Softball Team.
-Georgia Governor Portrays ECU Coach In Movie
  Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue made his acting debut Wednesday playing an East Carolina football coach in the upcoming film "We Are Marshall." The film chronicles the worst disaster in U.S. sports history -- the 1970 plane crash that killed nearly the entire Marshall University football team -- and a small town's recovery from that tragedy.

Future Opponent: Navy Football Team Ranked 42nd By Athlon Magazine

Around Campus: House attempt to cut ECU dental school funds fails
  Two attempts to strike planning funds for an ECU dental school from the state budget failed this week.
Greenville Daily Reflector

ECU ALUM: Bullock, Reeves together again, sort of
The Virginian Pilot

June 15, 2006
Magna Carta Day

-Hinton: Henry's Highlights

Here's the 'no spin' story on radio saga

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Camels expected to name football coach
Rice leads C-USA contingent on A-A team
K-State, UCLA announce football dates
WNCT: Talk of the Town

East Carolina Football Preview
  Call last year the halting of the slide.
Fox Sports

Georgia Gov. Perdue portrays ECU coach in movie
  Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue made his acting debut Wednesday playing an East Carolina football coach in the upcoming film "We Are Marshall."
Greenville Daily Reflector

June 14, 2006
Flag Day (US)

-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat

One year later, 'Team Holtz' humming

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
ECU's Smith among 7 C-USA All-Americans
Duke star Redick charged with drunk driving
UAB selects Shoop to guide baseball program
WNCT: Talk of the Town (ISP Pirate Network Talk)

ECU's Jake Smith Picks Up Second All-America Honor
  East Carolina catcher Jake Smith has been chosen to the second-team of the 2006 Pro-Line Cap/NCBWA All-America squad according to an announcement from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Tuesday. The selection marked the second All-America honor for Smith as he also earned second-unit accolades by Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball on June 2.

Parting Waves
  ECU, ISP Sports announce new flagship radio stations for FM, AM
The East Carolinian

NC learning to love hockey
  In state ruled by basketball, racing Hurricanes now feeling the love
Charlotte Observer

Athletes testing their limits
  Action sports stars head to Richmond for a weekend competition...Among those who have a short trip to Richmond is BMX rider Mike Mancuso...
Hampton Roads Daily Press

June 13, 2006

-Bailey: From The Anchor Desk

Radio deal brings back memories
-BVL: Holland responds to network flap
WNCT: Talk of the Town (ISP Pirate Network Talk)

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Owls carrying C-USA banner to Omaha
ECU's Ray shares Coastal Plain League honor
Terms of Huggins' K-State contract reported

-From The Desk Of Terry Holland: LET'S CLEAR THE AIR (WAVES)
  I do not pretend to understand all the "history" involved with the various radio entities who have carried Pirate athletic events. Neither am I burdened with ties to any of these entities that would make me respond emotionally instead of attempting to do what is right for ECU while trying to be fair to everyone involved.
-ECU'S Ray Named Coastal Plain's Rawlings Co-Hitter Of The Week
  East Carolina outfielder Jamie Ray earned Coastal Plain's Rawlings Co-Hitter of the Week honors for the week ending June 11 league officials announced Monday. Ray, who plays for the Martinsville Mustangs, leads the league in batting with a .538 average after the first week of league play.

Local station responds to new ECU radio deal
  Three days after East Carolina University and ISP Sports announced a five-year agreement with Classic Rock 106.5 (WSFL-FM) which will enable the 100,000-watt station to become the football FM flagship for the Pirate ISP Radio Network, officials at Pirate Radio 1250 and 930 AM released a public letter addressing their plans for the future.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Southern Miss football adds fifth game to TV schedule
  Golden Eagle game against East Carolina (Oct. 28) will air on CSTV.
Hattiesburg American

June 12, 2006
Birthday - President George H. W. Bush (41st President)

-Myatt: View From The 'ville

Network's progress has fallout for local firm

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
ECU ticket office temporarily relocates
Irish safety's ring debut: Bell rung quickly
Miners seventh in NCAA men's track

Ex-Vance athletes head to college
  Girls' track and field standout Lanaire Lindo has accepted a scholarship to East Carolina, according to Vance coach Londell McClary.
Charlotte Observer



June 18, 2006

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Canes limp back home
  Not even the return of Erik Cole to the lineup can spark Carolina, which gets just 16 shots.
-'42 Leafs looming large
  Maybe they just want to win it at home. They sure didn't look like they wanted to win it on the road.
-Wolfpack transfer will sit in 2006-07
  Point guard Farnold Degand will have gone two years without playing in a high school or college basketball game when he suits up for N.C. State in fall 2007.
-Pitcher plots a win
  Chess helped UNC-CH's Woodard.
-UNC-CH turnout strong
  It isn't the NCAA Final Four or the Orange Bowl, but North Carolina at Chapel Hill's fans are responding favorably to the Tar Heels baseball team's first trip to the College World Series since 1989.

Top-seeded Tigers focused on next challenge in Series
  He slips into his pants one leg at a time, but on the day of a game he's pitching Stephen Faris puts on the same pair he's worn all season.
Greenville (SC) News

The big haul- Anglers continue Big Rock fishing tradition
Greenville Daily Reflector

Legal fees in Big East-ACC lawsuit top $2 million
  West Virginia University revealed Thursday that its share of legal costs in the Big East-Atlantic Coast Conference lawsuits was $2,299,658.20.
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

WVU football notebook
  Some Mountaineers have academic issues to settle
Charleston (WV) Gazette

UNFINISHED BUSINESS- Delhomme is hungry for a title
Winston Salem Journal

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Carolina teams get neighborly in Nebraska
  They’re familiar strangers — if there’s such a thing.
-When going gets rocky, Tigers get tough
  No matter the late-game defecit, Clemson players know victory can be within reach — coach Leggett tells them so
-Tanner shows what really counts

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Cole plays, but Oilers roll Canes in Game 6
  Not even the apparently miraculous return of Erik Cole could help the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. The Hurricanes got an unlikely 4-0 beating from the Edmonton Oilers in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals at a raucous Rexall Place, meaning the teams will be playing a Game 7 on Monday at 8 p.m. at the RBC Center.
-Fox hopes to keep hearing from old friend
  At this rate, Mike Fox will want to give Jack Leggett a prepaid phone card for Christmas.

From the Charlotte Observer
-What next for Bobcats, Jordan- Ponder this
  Five open questions on the week that was for the Charlotte Bobcats:
-Panthers' draft chief departing
  Carolina Panthers director of college scouting Tony Softli, who has overseen the team's past three drafts, is leaving to take an upper management position with the St. Louis Rams, league sources said.

Soccer in U.S. went way of metric system
Anderson Independent

ODU passes U.Va. to earn first state all-sport crown since 1999
The Virginian Pilot

June 17, 2006

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Time to finish
  Not dwelling on loss, Canes aim to win tonight For the Game 5 loss, Cory Stillman takes the blame. For redemption, playing well and taking the Cup will do.
-Heels win it in 13th
  Shortstop Josh Horton's single sends Tar Heels to a meeting with Clemson.

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Canes get another chance tonight
-Heels get College World Series win

A New Life for Leggett
  Clemson baseball coach finds happiness with new wife
Charleston (SC) Post Courier

Tigers awake in 8th
  Eight-run inning lifts Clemson in Series opener
Greenville (SC) News

Great eights- Tigers rally late to top Georgia Tech
  In Jack Leggett’s eyes, a team’s most important quality is unlimited confidence.
Anderson Independent

From the Charlotte Observer
-Bickerstaff is comfortable with Jordan
-Jordan downplayed ownership in interview

June 16, 2006

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Nifong's words prompt filing
  Defense lawyers in the Duke lacrosse rape case filed court papers Thursday questioning whether District Attorney Mike Nifong read the accuser's medical records before he gave dozens of interviews describing details of the alleged assault and her injuries.
-Fatigue, not Oilers, may be Canes' biggest opponent
-Focusing on Game 6
  The long trip to Edmonton gives the team time to recuperate and to contemplate ways to win the Cup on the Oilers' ice.
-Lowe eager to start
  Former point guard begins new job on Monday concerned with keeping recruits.
-Two recruits join Wolfpack basketball
-Miller deals with pressure
  UNC-CH draws tough opener for CWS.
-Fuquay lineman commits to Wolfpack
  Sam Jones, a 6-foot-5, 264-pound tackle at Fuquay-Varina, has committed to N.C. State.
-Campbell picks Steele to lead football program
  Dale Steele, a veteran of more than 25 years in the collegiate coaching ranks, was introduced as Campbell University's football coach on Thursday.

W&M appeals NCAA's decision on logo
  William and Mary believes the NCAA is acting illogically in prohibiting it from using Indian feathers in its athletic logo.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Steele the show
  As Dale Steele’s years as an assistant coach turned into decades, he wondered if he would ever land a college head coaching job.
Fayetteville Observer

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Canes take another shot at title
  It may have been a knockdown punch, but by Stanley Cup Finals standards it was far from a knockout.
-Fundamental shifts in attitude helped Fox lead Tar Heels to the World Series
  UNC-CH's struggles in the ACC Tournament are well-documented -- the team is 7-16 in the event under Fox, including four 0-2 showings -- and the Tar Heels had played in only one super regional before 2006. The cycle of rigorous off-seasons followed by successful regular seasons followed by brief postseasons was frustrating for everyone.
-CWS Notebook- Tar Heel players enjoy 'carnival' of CWS
-UNC-CH expecting pitcher's duel

Lowe finally can focus on new job
Greensboro News-Record

From the Charlotte Observer
-Road to CWS paved in Charlotte
  One of the first things East Mecklenburg High graduate Mike Fox did after being hired to coach North Carolina at Chapel Hill's baseball team in 1999 was target Charlotte in recruiting.
-Panthers set loftiest of goals
  Only one thing will satisfy the Carolina Panthers this season.
-49ers to upgrade, rename stadium
  Permanent seating, press box among planned features
-Jordan's touch not magic
  So Michael Jordan has finally become a part owner of our local NBA team.
-$4.70 for a Bobcats ticket?
  Average price under new ticket package

Leggett gives Clark Game 1 start
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Baseball | Project green light a success
  Tigers’ stolen-base efficiency the best in CWS — and in Leggett’s 13-year tenure
-Five questions for USC's baseball team

STILL BLACK & GOLD- Williams is adjusting to the CFL
Winston Salem Journal

June 15, 2006

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Oilers' short-handed goal sends series back to Edmonton
  Give Cory Stillman credit for standing up and taking responsibility. Fernando Pisani stepped into Stillman's errant pass in the direction of Eric Staal for a shorthanded goal at 3:31 of overtime, giving the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 victory in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Wednesday night at the RBC Center.
-Staal down after two-goal game

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Oilers keep Canes from clinching Cup
  Fernando Pisani picks off a Cory Stillman pass intended for Eric Staal and beat Cam Ward on a short-handed breakaway 3:31 into overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 win in Game 5 on Wednesday, keeping the Oilers and the series alive.
-Hurricanes give this one away
-The DA and the documents
  Statements from District Attorney Mike Nifong haven't always matched the documents from his own files. Here's a look at several seeming discrepancies, drawn from interview transcripts and investigative documents given to defense lawyers.
DA's statements, record at odds
-UNC-CH gives AD extension
-Canes impact soccer at SAS
  Turnout sparse for Adu, D.C. United.

From Columbia (SC) The State
Official- Herrion, Col. of Charleston parting ways
  Buyout said to be in works for Cougars coach who is 80-38 overall but was 17-11 last season
-Tanner’s next task- rearming for 2007
-S.C. State won't get extra USC tickets

UNCW NOTEBOOK- Blizzard returns to Trask
Wilmington Star News

Bobcats pursuing former bank exec
  Former Charlotte banking executive Mac Everett has been offered a top management position with the Charlotte Bobcats, two informed sources told the Observer.
Charlotte Observer

June 14, 2006

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Redick charged with DWI
  Former Duke basketball star J.J. Redick is accustomed to being in the spotlight but he found himself cast in a much harsher light with his arrest early Tuesday morning in Durham.
-Canes do whatever it takes to prepare
  In the course of the playoffs, Cam Ward has gone from an unheralded backup goalie to an irreplaceable starting netminder for a team that is one win from the Stanley Cup.
-Stillman has come up big for Carolina
-ACC the league to beat this year at College World Series

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Hurricanes warning
  Any hope of insulating his team from jubilant fans ended for coach Peter Laviolette when the Carolina Hurricanes' charter plane landed on Tuesday afternoon. Hundreds of Stanley Cup-eager souls welcomed the Canes at the airport.
-Redick charged with DWI
  Former Duke star avoids checkpoint.
-Tanner says he's staying
  South Carolina baseball coach Ray Tanner said Tuesday he's got no plans to leave the Gamecocks, even if a prominent program such as LSU comes calling.
-Heels get in the swing of things
  UNC-CH's offense potent in tourney.
-Caniacs overcome arena's acoustics

ACC rivals Clemson, Georgia Tech go toe-to-toe for the seventh time this season on the big stage
  As Herman Demmink stepped to the plate, Andy Hawranick muttered something, almost under his breath.
Anderson Independent

Tanner, Gamecocks looking ahead to next season
  Tanner still saw the Gamecocks recover from a late-season swoon to come within a game of the College World Series.
Greenville (SC) News

LSU, coach set to meet
  LSU is scheduled to interview College of Charleston baseball coach John Pawlowski on Thursday. Pawlowski will be the second candidate the athletic department has brought on campus since Coach Smoke Laval resigned June 4.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Around Campus: UNC at Rocky Mount?
  Morphing N.C. Wesleyan College into a branch of the University of North Carolina shouldn't have any negative effect on Barton College or other private schools east of Interstate 95, lawmakers and Barton officials say.
Anderson Independent

June 13, 2006

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Canes one win away from title
  The Carolina Hurricanes got away with a victory in one of the National Hockey League's toughest buildings on Monday night, and now they're within one win of the Stanley Cup.
-Opportunistic Canes nab huge win
  This script couldn't be going any better for Carolina.

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Cup is within grasp
  The Carolina Hurricanes are coming back to Raleigh on the verge of a championship after a 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers in Game 4 on Monday. Cory Stillman extends his scoring streak to 12 games.
-Canes power way past Oilers
  Edmonton remains unable to match Carolina's efficiency on special teams.
-Canes' climb puts them near the top
-Duke prof- Rape case needs new prosecutor

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Pitching mistakes, 7-run inning end USC’s season
-Familiar foe may shuffle pitchers
  Clemson wrangles over who will face Georgia Tech: a reliable arm or an unknown one

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-This one is different
  He's been there done that, albeit without bringing home the big prize, but there's something special regarding this year's Omaha excursion.
-Gamecocks fall short
  Georgia's 11-6 series-clinching victory left the Gamecocks' faithful with nothing left to cheer about and no place left to go except the parking lot.

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Heels ride wave of emotion to Omaha
  North Carolina at Chapel Hill's baseball team will be remembered as much for how it got to the College World Series as for what it might accomplish there.
-Fuquay-Varina lineman is headed to play at N.C. State
  Sam Jones is a 6-5, 264-pound rising senior at Fuquay-Varina High School, where he plays for Coach David Riggs. North Carolina and East Carolina offered him grants-in-aid also.

June 12, 2006

Canes hope to turn it around in Game 4
  Rod Brind'Amour couldn't think of many nice things to say about the way his Carolina Hurricanes played on Saturday night in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Durham Herald-Sun

Canes look to negate Oilers' tradition
  The pile of white jerseys at home plate were made possible by a guy named Chad Flack.
Raleigh News & Observer

Mr. Fill-In- Fordham has important role on Panthers
  Fordham, 6-5 and 319 pounds, has been able to stick around as a player in the NFL for a decade because of his versatility as an offensive lineman.
Winston Salem Journal

Dog Day Afternoon
  Georgia forces do-or-die game with Gamecocks
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-'Dogs pull even
  South Carolina appeared ready to book its plane tickets to Omaha for a return to the College World Series.
-Return to Omaha sweet for Tigers

From Columbia (SC) The State
-‘Dawgs tie it up
-Bulldogs shun the homefield advantage for Game 3
  Gamecocks will be home team today; Georgia to go with unfamiliar pitcher


June 18, 2006

Rice Wins Its Opening Game at the College World Series
  Rice junior righthander Eddie Degerman lost his no-hit bid - and his lead - in the seventh inning Saturday, but the second-seeded Owls came back to beat Georgia, 6-4, on Saturday afternoon in the College World Series in Omaha.

Degerman, Rice survive wild ride against Georgia
  Rice blew a tenuous lead only to snatch it back and stun Georgia 6-4 before 19,885 at the College World Series.
Houston Chronicle

A conversation with Jason Starkey
  On the list of all-time, home-grown greats, Jason Starkey ranks with the best in Marshall University football history.
untington Herald-Dispatch

June 17, 2006

-Houston's Lincoln Chosen As 2006 Dick Howser Trophy Winner
-Tulsa All-America Candidate Robbins Selected to CSTV Columnists' Dream Team
-Rice's Almond To Stay in School
Owls Meet Georgia In College World Series Opener
-Memphis Extends Daron Schoenrock's Contract Through 2010

Rice arms ready to answer the call at CWS
  With the Owls (55-11) readying for their College World Series opener against Georgia (47-21) this afternoon, their pursuit of a second national championship might hinge on their pitching depth.
Houston Chronicle

Herd's summer numbers on rise
  It's almost an understatement to suggest that Marshall University's football team is committed to the offseason. Seventy-eight student-athletes are on campus this summer for classes and voluntary workouts, more than doubling last year's total.
untington Herald-Dispatch

Schoenrock gets extension to 2010
  Tigers' Baseball improvement prompts reworked deal
Memphis Commercial Appeal

June 16, 2006

-UTEP to Build Basketball Practice Facility
-Tulsa Linebacker Nick Bunting Selected to The Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List
-Lincoln Named Finalist for Brooks Wallace Award
-Tigers Name Kevin Robinson Head Men's Track and Field Coach

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice relies on its expert on Omaha
  Lone holdover from 2003 team, Duplessis advises wide-eyed Owls
-Like many at Rice, coach is a true scholar in his field
Houston Chronicle

Miners to get new basketball facility
  Jeff and Sharon Stevens and Paul L. Foster have pledged a combined $6 million to UTEP to build a $10.5 million basketball practice facility.
El Paso Times

Ratliff back home for fresh start
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Schools scramble to fill holes in schedule
  A new NCAA rule allowing basketball teams to play in one exempt tournament per season has left some coaches scrambling to finalize their 2006-07 schedules.
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Jersey prep Robinson sold on Cal, style of play
Memphis Commercial Appeal

June 15, 2006

From the Houston Chronicle
-Owls have reached lofty perch with fifth CWS visit in 10 years
  As Rice (55-11) continues its quest for a second national title, the fact the Owls have been in position to compete for five national championships speaks volumes about the rapid ascension of the program under Wayne Graham.
Pirates, UH's Lincoln agree

Game Times & Pairings Set For The First Two Days Of The College World Series

Southern Miss Football Preview
  Southern Miss has dipped over the last few years, but Darren McCaleb and the Golden Eagles should scare the big boys.
College Football News

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Georgia governor goes Hollywood
  Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue made his acting debut Wednesday playing an ECU football coach in the upcoming film "We Are Marshall."
-Herd, Kansas State matchup to be televised

Keep MU-WVU on Saturday afternoon
  MAYBE the newest suggestion being floated to move the date of the Marshall-West Virginia football renewal will finally -- and thankfully -- kill all of the rumors and rhetoric.
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Dealing with Big East TV, Rich’s pact, WVU-Herd
Charleston (WV)

UAB's McDowell hopes to retrace Campbell's path
  McDowellFormer UAB standout is playing in his second U.S. Open
Birmingham News

June 14, 2006

-A Record Five C-USA Players Named First Team All-Americans by Baseball America
Seven C-USA Players Named Pro-Line Cap/NCBWA All-Americans

UH's Kolb to play in East-West Game
  University of Houston quarterback Kevin Kolb has been selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game, which will be Jan. 20 at Reliant Stadium.
Houston Chronicle

Filming continues on 'We Are Marshall'
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Palmer on watch list for nation's best player
  UTEP head coach Mike Price knows Jordan Palmer's potential: He recruited his brother, Carson -- former Heisman Trophy winner, current NFL superstar -- while he was at Washington State.
El Paso Times

June 13, 2006

-Rice Advances to College World Series With Win over Oklahoma
  The Owls will advance to their fifth College World Series since 1997 and open play on Saturday, June 17
-Brian Shoop Named Head Baseball Coach At UAB
  Shoop becomes program's fourth head coach

Rice earns fifth world series appearance
  College World Series berths typically require herculean efforts from multiple sources, and No. 1 Rice has received its share of phenomenal performances this season.
Houston Chronicle

Shoop moving across city to coach
  It shouldn't come as a surprise that a man who has been a baseball coach for nearly all his adult life used a couple of baseball terms to explain how on Monday he became the fourth head baseball coach in UAB history.
Birmingham News

Tigers vs. Southern Miss moved to Sunday
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Movie evokes wide range of emotions
  On the warm, sunny morning, the Georgia Dome lot had a distinct green and white look. Marshall alumni and football fans stormed Georgia's capital city for a tailgate party to celebrate the final days of filming the move, "We Are Marshall." The Warner Bros. Pictures production is about the school's and Huntington's efforts to rebuild after the tragic plane crash on Nov. 14, 1970.
Birmingham News

New Orleans Times Picayune

Coach gives back by offering free camp
  Southern Mississippi women's basketball coach Joye Lee-McNelis sat in disbelief nearly 10 months ago as Hurricane Katrina began its onslaught on South Mississippi.
loxi Sun Herald

June 12, 2006

Oklahoma Evens Super Regional with 11-5 Win over Rice
  Daniel McCutchen fired a complete game, striking out nine, to lead Oklahoma to an 11-5 victory in game two of the Houston Super Regional on Sunday afternoon at Reckling Park.

NCAA Tourney Gametracker

From the Houston Chronicle
-OU's heavy mettle act forces Rice to respond
  The Owls will discover starting at noon today if they can avoid a fall. At stake is a spot in the eight-team College World Series, which begins Friday.
-Sooners hand Rice first tournament loss

Shoop leaves BSC to lead Blazers
  Brian Shoop will officially be announced as the UAB head baseball coach at a press conference at the university today.
Birmingham News

Herd offense: sleeping giant or still asleep?
Charleston (WV) Gazette