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East Carolina


Conference USA

June 28-July 2, 2006

JULY 2, 2006
Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
— College of Charleston hires Bobby Cremins
— Duke gets pair of football commitments
— Georgia Tech baseball coach gets extra year
— Big Sky Conference expands by one
JULY 1, 2006
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

— columnist rates O'Leary among best
— Bogdan, Floyd get top awards in C-USA track
— Northwestern mourns passing of Randy Walker

, 2006
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

, 2006
-Myatt: View From The 'ville
— Date with Midshipmen edging closer
-BVL: ECU's Jake Smith snags Johnny Bench Award
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

, 2006
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

-Jake Smith Takes Home Coleman Company-Johnny Bench Award

  Smith Named National Collegiate Catcher of the Year
-Brody Taylor Named To ABCA/Rawlings All-East Regional Team

  Taylor Is The 33rd Pirate To Be Named To The ABCA/Rawlings All-East Team

Smith named best college catcher
  Jake Smith, who led East Carolina's baseball team in most measurable and intangible diamond categories, was given the Johnny Bench Award, which is bestowed annually to the best college catcher in the nation.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Former Southern Guilford star Smith wins Johnny Bench Award
sboro News-Record

Brandon Peguese will enroll Monday at USF
  Peguese originally committed to East Carolina in December, but ECU withdrew its scholarship offer because Peguese had not qualified. Grimsley has received clearance by the NCAA Clearinghouse.
Tampa Tribune

Wiestling working hard on kicking
  Adam Wiestling tries to earn a roster spot at East Carolina University as a walk-on.
Waynesboro Record Herald

Catching Up With...Vonta Leach

June 27, 2006

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

— Beavers beat Heels to win College World Series
— Irish baseball coach to interview for LSU job
— Cal QB suspended after assault charge
WNCT: Talk of the Town

ECU's Davenport Named Recipient Of C-USA Postgraduate Scholarship
  Four-year Sprinter Is ECU's Team Captain and Two-time All C-USA Performer

Preps: Cats' Mincey named All-State
  McCleney, who graduated in the top 15 of his class, plans to walk-on at East Carolina in football as a kicker, where he's likely to be redshirted
lmington Star News

June 26, 2006

-Hinton: Henry's Highlights

— ECU triumvirate busy building bridges

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
— Mustangs lead C-USA teams in Director's Cup
— Tulane AD receives prestigious service award
— Calipari racking up some broadcast work

Recruiting: Tigers continue to play strong nationally
  Athlete Michael Bowman (5-11, 164) of Wadesboro, N.C., is very strong on USC ...Tennessee and East Carolina also are high on his list.
Columbia (SC) The State



June 27, 2006

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Tar Heels throw it away
  North Carolina-Chapel Hill, seeking the ACC's first baseball championship since 1955, comes up short against Oregon State. The Tar Heels made four errors and left numerous runners on base.
-UNC-CH's title dreams stall in 8th inning
-Free agents get offers
  Canes have rights to match money for Staal, four others.
-Lawyers press for specifics in lacrosse case
  Attorneys for an indicted Duke University lacrosse player want to know exactly what the state thinks happened the night a woman told authorities she was raped.

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Pack strikes again, gets prep commitment
  NC State was the first program to offer Justin Whaley a grant-in-aid, but North Carolina and East Carolina had shown interest in him.
-Waiting is bugaboo for Deacs' Williams
  NBA Draft on Wednesday will end long period of uncertainty for center

Talented Corner Has USC Offer
  DB Dominique Ellis camped this summer at USC and NC State and picked up offers from both.  He has also been hearing from North Carolina and East Carolina.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Oregon State takes advantage of Tar Heels' miscues
  One minute, the North Carolina at Chapel Hill baseball team was one out away from batting in the top of the ninth inning with a tie score.
-Missed opportunities sink Tar Heels

Big decisions await Jordan in Charlotte
Greensboro News-Record

Tournament expansion a big step backward
  The NCAA men's basketball tournament is as close to perfection as the postseason gets. There's drama and adventure, symmetry and surprises. Top seeds topple, underdogs advance and, for three weeks, a nation is enthralled.
Charlotte Observer

Could NASCAR get a new sponsor?
  Another piece has emerged in what appears to be a continuing shake-up in the Sprint-Nextel camp in the wake of the merger of the two companies.
Anderson Independent

What a ride
  With gas prices high, and summer vacationers planning to stay close to home, the Blue Ridge Parkway may be an easy choice for those looking for nearby recreational adventures.
Greenville (SC) News

June 26, 2006

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Heels' title hopes placed on hold
  Beavers' 7-run 4th leads to decisive game 3 at CWS
-NHL finds real home in Triangle
-Top prospect Thomas picks Pack hoops

OSU rolls Past UNC-CH: Beavers score 7 in fourth to force Game 3
Winston Salem Journal

NHL: Hurricanes, Laviolette agree on five-year contract
Durham Herald-Sun



June 27, 2006

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-C-USA filled with talented quarterbacks
-Dec. 29 new date for Liberty Bowl
  Matchup will feature SEC vs. C-USA teams

New date, SEC tie-in for Liberty Bowl
  The Dec. 29 game will mark the first matchup of Conference USA champion vs. a Southeastern Conference opponent.
Scripps Howard News Service

Houston team seeks NCAA OK for new bowl
  The Dec. 29 game will mark the first matchup of Conference USA champion vs. a Southeastern Conference opponent.
Scripps Howard News Service
Houston Chronicle

Conference USA Postgraduate Scholarship Winners Announced

Strength in numbers
  Marshall’s new weight room triple the size of old one
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Season ticket sales on torrid pace at Marshall
Beckley Register-Herald

2006 Memphis Football Media Guide
  View media guide sections in PDF format

Good moves for Rodriguez, Herd coach
  Rich Rodriguez got pretty much what he wanted (and maybe more financially) in his West Virginia University football contract extension. Ron Jirsa proved (again) to be pretty much the quality guy many know him to be in his rollover refusal in Marshall basketball.
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

June 26, 2006

New guys stand up to conference's older crew
  There were the obvious advantages of geography, academics and natural rivalries.
Tulsa World

2006 Football Preview- Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Fox Sports

Marshall game 1- West Virginia
  With the schools squaring off for the first time since 1997 on opening weekend, we’ll take a quick look today at the Mountaineers and Thundering Herd.
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Q & A with Bob Marcum
  Marshall University athletic director Bob Marcum talks extensively about the status of television coverage for the upcoming Marshall-West Virginia football game, the future of facilities upgrades and the direction of the program.
untington Herald-Dispatch

Miner gives time to underprivileged kids
  UTEP punter Ryan Hotchkiss doesn't remember, exactly, how he started volunteering at the Child Crisis Center. All he knows is that, once he arrived in El Paso from Newport Beach, Calif., in January 2005, he saw an environment very different from the one he knew.
El Paso Times

Lone Star looks like it will be Houston Bowl's Lone Ranger
  The plan is designed to keep the Houston bowl game on the NCAA calendar despite financial problems under its former operator, SMG, which operates Reliant Park.
Houston Chronicle