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Conference USA

July 9, 2006

-BVL: NCAA tests imply steroids down, street drugs up

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
— Young Fitzgerald takes bittersweet promotion
— Paper defuses report on Mayo to USC
— More national acclaim for Houston's Lincoln
— SMU golfer wins Greater Cincinnati title

-Cliff Godwin Named Hitting Coach At LSU
-Joseph Hastings Named Assistant Baseball Coach At Boston College

July 8, 2006

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

— Former ECU slugger Hastings joins BC staff
— Tar Heel baseball stars transition to pros
— Rice's Britton packing to play in the Philippines
WNCT: Talk of the Town (The best of...)

-Holtz Lands Charlotte QB
  East Carolina QB D.J. McFadden (6-2 220) of Independence High in Charlotte has committed to East Carolina according to his father.
-Little Still Playing The Field
  WR Greg Little (6-3 210) of Durham, NC has a total of 55 offers to consider at this point and he says all 55 schools are still on his mind.

July 7, 2006
Father & Daughter Take a Walk Day
Running of the Bulls (Spain)

-Batten: Football Recruiting Report
— Another Stallion galloping to ECU
-BVL: ECU football recruiting thumbnails updated
-BVL: NCAA labels more prep schools deficient

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
— Report: No. 1 prep hoops star choosing USC
— Motorcycle wreck claims Georgia Southern star
— NBA exhibition games coming to Dean Dome
WNCT: Talk of the Town (The best of...)

East Carolina Preview
College Football News

UCLA Baseball Announces 2007 Schedule
  Pirates travel to Los Angeles in February

Three Offers For Glenn
  DE Antwane Glenn (6-4 245) of Broome now has offers from East Carolina, Marshall and Middle Tennessee State and says Maryland and Vanderbilt appear close to offering.

High school notebook- Kresinske preparing for move to Salem
  The 6-foot-5, 215-pound quarterback already has received interest from East Carolina, Richmond, Liberty and Kent State. He'll be a senior this coming season.
The Virginian Pilot

Mainieri assistants arrive at LSU
  Former ECU standout and Notre Dame Hitting coach Cliff Godwin joins LSU's staff
Baton Rouge Advocate

Joe Hastings Joins Baseball Staff
  Former ECU All American Joe Hastings, who served the 2006 season as assistant baseball coach at the Virginia Military Institute, has been named assistant baseball coach at Boston College

July 6, 2006
Birthday - President George W. Bush (43rd President)

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

— Owls' St. Clair chosen for Team USA baseball
— Houston, Rice rookies make all-frosh team
— Case-era Pack hoops legend Dickey passes
WNCT: Talk of the Town (The best of...)

Volunteering to fulfill a dream
  Pitcher Shane Mathews, a red-shirt sophomore at East Carolina University, is this season's employee.
Yarmouthport (MA) Register

July 5, 2006
Birthday - President Calvin Coolidge (30th President)

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

— National honors piling up for Houston's Lincoln
— Wade's wallet now packs a wallop
— Duke gets QB from prestigious prep program

Linkmeister Note:  Former ECU assistant coach Tim Rose who completed his first season as Toledo’s defensive coordinator, has been the defensive coordinator at eight schools in the last twelve years. (Memphis, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Boston College, East Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Louisiana Tech, and Toledo).  He was also the defensive coordinator at Miami of Ohio prior to taking his only head coaching job there.

2006 Opponent Preview - Virginia
College Football News

ECU Alumni/Preps: Union Pines Selects Dale Buie as New AD
Southern Pines Pilot

July 4, 2006
Independence Day

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
— Howard joins ECU media relations staff
— Bertman leads college baseball hall's 1st class
— Temple gets prized hometown grid recruit

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Tarboro's Sherrod commits to ECU basketball squad
  The East Carolina men's basketball team secured its first commitment for the 2007-08 season recently when Tarboro's Jontae Sherrod announced his intentions to join the Pirates.
-ECU notes- Volunteer director receives award

Amy Howard Appointed To ECU Media Relations Staff

Millican Sets Record In NC Women's Am
  Adrienne Millican, a Fuquay-Varina native who is a recent graduate of East Carolina University where she had a stellar golf career, set a record with 210 for the lowest 54-hole total in the storied event
Southern Pines Pilot

East Carolina gets telecast for WVU date
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

July 3, 2006

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
— Paper: C of C and Cremins come to agreement
— Four depart Oregon in search of playing time
— Incoming Gator wins national prep QB award

WVU, Marshall opponent preview- East Carolina
  West Virginia Game 4
; Marshall game 10
harleston (WV) Gazette

2006 Opponent Preview- Navy Midshipmen

White- WVU passing game better
  Quarterback Pat White thinks West Virginia University's passing game is getting better in summer workouts.
harleston (WV) Daily Mail


July 9, 2006
  With a well-placed highlight film on the Internet, a high school football player can be transformed from a relative unknown to a hot college prospect in one click of the mouse
Columbia (SC) The State

Lowe learning quickly
  New Pack coach on recruiting trail.
Raleigh News & Observer

Q&A with FSU AD Dave Hart
Tallahassee Democrat

July 8, 2006

Clemson reports secondary violations
  Clemson University released information on nine secondary violations on Friday, ranging from impermissible contacts with a potential recruit to using ineligible athletes in competitions, while at the same time releasing results of student-athlete drug tests for the 2005-06 fiscal year.
Anderson Independent

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Coaches feel heat in ACC
  A few days before the 2005 season began, Florida State's Bobby Bowden said it's rare that any Division I-A college football coach isn't on a hot seat annually.
-Holliday joins Wolfpack's baseball staff
  Tom Holliday, who spent the past three years as pitching coach at Texas, has coached at the collegiate level for 30 years

From the Charlotte Observer
-Once you go DVR, you can't go back
  In the long-standing marriage between television and the sports fan, there have been a few quantum leaps.
-Lowe learns ins, outs of college recruiting

Hokies hope to make a successful pitch to top football prospects
The Virginian Pilot

CUP OF TEA- If the World Cup gets you fired up, terrific; many in U.S. are ambivalent
Winston Salem Journal

July 7, 2006

From Columbia (SC) The State
-South Carolina schools use change in seeking NCAAs
-Recruiting | State stars return to Carolina

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-NCAA action stuns school
  The NCAA's decision to stop accepting transcripts from some non-traditional high schools and review others because of questionable academic records has forced school officials to defend their practices.
-NCAA chooses N.C. sites
  Raleigh will host women's regional.
-NHL: Wesley re-signs with Canes

From the Winston Salem Journal
-NASCAR: Darlington in need of upgrades
-Wardlow will not attend Virginia
  Former standout from Mount Tabor is denied admission

Preps: N.C. losing elite status?
  Recruiting expert says state enduring drought of top basketball talent
Charlotte Observer

July 6, 2006

-Pack Still Out Front for Linney
  The Pack wasted no time in offering a scholarship and they have been joined by South Carolina and East Carolina
-Oglesby to Camp at DB
   Following camps at East Carolina and NC State, Josh Oglesby earned scholarship offers from both schools.

WVU game plans hinge on three short weeks
  Three of the Mountaineers' games during the upcoming season will occur in "short weeks."
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-NCAA scrutinizing 16 more schools
  Raleigh's Word of God Academy on list.
-Dickey, ex-Pack star, dies
  Former N.C. State basketball player Dick Dickey died Monday in Indianapolis of complications from lung surgery.
-NHL: Canes give Cole comfort
-NHL: Stability will be a test again

Basketball | First step for Cremins- healing a hurt campus
  School in apparent disarray gains a guiding light in former Tech coach
Columbia (SC) The State

July 5, 2006

Marshall, Cremins know their place in coaching
  Thanks to Gregg Marshall and Bobby Cremins, there are a few things we know about the respective men's basketball programs at Winthrop University and the College of Charleston today that we didn't know last week.
Greenville (SC)

July 4, 2006

Lure of CofC’s offer stronger than the sea
  Cremins decides he doesn’t want to spend the next 20 years on the beach, golf course
Columbia (SC) The State

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Cremins eager to make return at previously jilted Charleston
  Rangers get defenseman, who plans to keep home in Triangle.
-Ward exits Canes, not Carolina
  When the College of Charleston's first choice for basketball coach "pulled a Bobby Cremins," the Cougars went after the man himself.

UNCW lands fifth recruit of '06 class
  Jonathan Malloy will travel across the country to play college basketball at UNC-Wilmington, but Malloy says Wilmington reminds him of his West Coast home.
Wilmington Star-News

NFL- Proehl prepared for next phone call
Greensboro News-Record

Roundup- Duke gets commitment from QB Cappetto
Durham Herald-Sun

July 3, 2006

From the Columbia (SC) The State
-Gamecocks land an offensive weapon
Bowman is the fifth 2007 commitment for USC. He also had offers from Virginia Tech, East Carolina, Colorado, Hawaii, Northern Illinois and New Mexico State
-USC vision coming into Hyman’s focus

Hurricanes sign LaRose, lose Doug Weight to St. Louis
Durham Herald Sun

Bobcats take Morrison in first round
Kinston Free Press


July 9, 2006

-Football Q&A with George O'Leary
-Preseason Accolades Keep Coming For UAB's Larry McSwain
-Flores Named to Baseball Freshman All-America First Team
-Southern Miss Baseball Names Martin Volunteer Assistant Coach

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Title runs boost MU travel costs
-On the road ... a lot

Marshall opponent preview- Memphis
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Opinions on how successful Marshall will be in ’06 vary
Beckley Register-Herald

Ex-Tech coach O'Leary rebounds
Atlanta Journal Constitution

A preseason look at Tulsa

July 8, 2006

Rice's Britton Selected to go on AIA Tour in Philippines

Sports digest- UTEP assistant coach takes job at Alabama
  James Holland, a member of the UTEP men's basketball staff for the past two seasons, has accepted an assistant coaching position at the University of Alabama
El Paso Times

Soph Beasley to be USM leader
Hattiesburg American

Herd ranks high in nickname poll
  What do the Thundering Herd and Banana Slugs have in common?
untington Herald-Dispatch

July 7, 2006

C-USA looks bowl savvy; recruiting updates; West sculpture
Charleston (WV) Gazette

UH's Lincoln Named Player of the Year

Marshall Preview
College Football News

Walker works to return to full speed for UCF
  To see UCF wide receiver Mike Walker recently, smiling and playfully tossing a football into the air as he flip-flopped around UCF's football facilities, it might be hard to ascertain just how much he has been through the past seven months.
Orlando Sentinel

Theater of the absurd
  Southern Miss cornerback Jasper Faulk is a man of few words. Ask him how many times he's seen a video replay of Tyrone Prothro's absurdly acrobatic catch from last September, and he replies, "Too many.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Southern Miss players honored
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-U of M's scholarship fund hits $5 million
  Tigers reach ambitious goal set by AD Johnson
-Schoenrock relishes seeing ex-players become All-Stars

I've got football, basketball and volleyball on the brain...
  Memphis men's basketball team lost to the 2006 NBA Draft, I wouldn't be surprised if UH is picked as one of the favorites to finish atop Conference USA in 2006
Houston Chronicle

July 6, 2006

Dickson denies Dickerson is leaving
  Tulane athletic director Rick Dickson said Wednesday there is no truth to a published report that Green Wave men's basketball coach Dave Dickerson could be leaving after one year to become an assistant coach at Virginia, and, in fact, he is on the verge of signing Dickerson to a contract extension.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Tulane coach linked to vacancy
  On the surface, the fact that Dickerson would want to give up a head-coaching gig at a Conference USA program to become an assistant is a bit curious.
Charlottesville Daily Progress

NCAA Tournament or bust- Scheduling will play a role...
Houston Chronicle

July 5, 2006

2006 Preview- UTEP Miners

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

Miners hot on recruiting trail
El Paso Times

July 4, 2006

From Names UCF's O'Leary One of Nation's Top-10 Coaches
-UTEP's Bogdan and Houston's Floyd Garner Outdoor Track & Field Top Honors
-UH's Lincoln Earns Brooks Wallace Award
-Baseball America Names Rice's Luna To Freshman All-America Team
-USM Baseball Announces its Sixth Signee of the Spring Period
-Tulane University To Re-Start Major Expansion At Turchin Stadium

'Voice of Golden Eagles' takes role seriously
Hattiesburg American

Conference USA Report
Houston Chronicle

July 3, 2006

2006 Preview- UCF Golden Knights

Marshall move makes dollars ... and sense
  It's been an interesting ride for Marshall in the Thundering Herd's first 365 days in Conference USA, a year that ends today.
harleston (WV) Daily Mail

We Are Marshall' will be an emotional ride, publicist says
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Marshall Matters

Marshall game 5 preview- Central Florida
harleston (WV) Gazette

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-USM loses Dandy Dozen signee
  Coach says Wayne County's David Howard has 'lost desire' for hoops
-Potential Pressure
  Much expected from USM's Merrill

Adversity motivates McRath
Hattiesburg American

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Back in the swing
  Recovering West's focus now on Tigers' 2006 prospects
-Tigers go back-to-back in 1st round
  Carney ends up with Sixers, Williams top pick of the Pacers

Houston to retain bowl game
  Dec. 28 matchup will undergo a name change
Houston Chronicle