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Conference USA

August 6, 2006
Anniversary - Hiroshima Day
Anniversary - Voting Rights Act of 1965 Signed

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

Media day no day off for Pirates
Drew-Skip check goes to Greenville Rec. Dept.
Coordinator of ACC refs hanging up whistle

Pirates Conduct Media Day, Turn In Second Workout

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU players, coaches meet the media
  Instead of waging the debate about how best to divide the talents of his top two running backs, Skip Holtz is trying to figure the best way to beat teams over the head with both of them at once.
-MacDonagh transitions to coaching
  If football is a game of inches, Mike MacDonagh sure wishes the game could have been a few inches to the right or left of him on Nov. 26, 2005.

From the Washington Daily News
-Holtz says Pirates are bigger, stronger and ready to compete in Conference USA
-ECU’s Johnson overcomes battle with neck injury

From the Kinston Free Press
-Optimism abounds in Greenville
  Optimism was high among East Carolina football players at the team’s annual media event Saturday.
-Best earns scholarship
  Leon Best has impressed ECU second-year head coach Skip Holtz.

Allison, Johnson return to bolster ECU’s offense
  East Carolina’s football team has two of its most potent offensive players back — and they’re surprising head coach Skip Holtz
New Bern Sun Journal

Pirates seeking respect
  In '06, ECU's goal is to earn bowl bid
Raleigh News & Observer

Johnson looking to complete return from neck surgery for Pirates
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

August 5, 2006
National Mustard Day

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

Holtz likes what he sees as camp starts
Buckeyes pegged as team to beat; WVU #7
Groh reinstates senior safety Tony Franklin
Four from C-USA on Thorpe Award watch list
WNCT: Talk of the Town (guest Ricky Stokes)

ECU hits the ground running
  Thomas Wingenbach was a unique character out of the nearly 120 football players who reported for the first day of duty at the East Carolina camp Friday.
Greenville Daily Reflector

-Pirates Officially Open 2006 Season With First Workout
  ECU's 105-man preseason roster participated in the first day of fall camp Friday
-Photo Gallery
-Volleyball Releases 2006 Schedule
  A pair of tournaments at Minges Coliseum as well as tournaments in Charlottesville, Va., and Charlotte, N.C. highlight the 2006 East Carolina volleyball schedule
-Volleyball Picked Seventh In Conference USA Preseason Polls

Familiarity should help Pinkney
  ECU QB poised for breakout season.
Raleigh News & Observer

Pirates hold first practice
  Just about everything went as planned ... even dealing with the heat.
Washington Daily News

Pirates hit the football field
  East Carolina opens fall camp with three-hour practice
New Bern Sun Journal

Pirates Open Summer Camp

Holtz Pleased With East Carolina's First Practice

College Football Season Arrives

August 4, 2006
U.S. Coast Guard Day
Work Like a Dog Day

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

Judge: Buckeyes owe ex-coach big bucks
Marshall takes preseason volleyball accolades
Conference USA adds administrator to staff
WNCT: Talk of the Town (guest Walter B. Jones)

East Carolina football practice begins
Raleigh News & Observer

Pirates raid Scott Hall
  Pillows and Playstations were hauled into East Carolina's Scott Hall by the armload Thursday afternoon.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Navy coach cautiously optimistic
Marine Corps Times (AP)

August 3, 2006
Anniversary - Signing of Declaration of Independence Official

-Myatt: View From The 'ville
Bucs finding their way but CSTV still lost
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Four Hurricanes will miss opener with FSU
Report says Sooners quarterback canned
Tigers' Tate takes aim on Women's Amateur
WNCT: Talk of the Town

Pirates Kick Off Season At C-USA Media Day
Media Blitz Interviews | Media Blitz Archive

Pirates’ Roach relishing senior season
  Though temperatures are expected to be in the 90s on Friday, Kevin Roach can't wait to do some serious sweating.
Washington Daily News

Fleming grad Lovelace blossoms at NC A&T
  East Carolina has a commitment from 6-1, 211-pound Steve Spence, a linebacker from Maury High School in Norfolk.
Roanoke Times

Navy not banking on past
Washington Times

August 2, 2006
Anniversary - Signing of Declaration of Independence Official

-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 275
Parity hindering one of league's key pursuits

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Kragthorpe lassoes new pact, new transfers
ACC champ to Orange; makeup policy defined
Blazers launching prep baseball league
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Denny O'Brien from Dallas)

From the Washington Daily News
-Krug ‘set’ on having a big season
  The setter and co-captain for the East Carolina Pirates’ volleyball team wants to make sure her senior year is a special one.
-Lee's head is in the clouds
  obtaining her pilot's license...she will be also be flying high as a member of the ECU Dance Team

Is he the Reale deal?
  Reale, a Charleston resident who grew up in Glenville and plays at East Carolina University, kept his nose clean enough to shoot a 1-over 73 and take a five-shot lead entering the final two rounds of the West Virginia Amateur
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Hermitage defenders make commitments
  Cliff Perryman, 6-2 and 210, cast his lot with East Carolina University.
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Around Campus: ECU helping North Carolina teacher shortage
News 14 Carolina

UNCG announces 2006-07 men's basketball schedule
  UNCG’s home opener will come on November 18 when the Spartans play host to coach Mike Dement’s alma mater, East Carolina

August 1, 2006
National Night Out
Girlfriend's Day
Anniversary - MTV

-Bailey: From The Anchor Desk
Annual pigskin rituals about to kick in
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Skip Holtz, Sporting News)
Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

C-USA releases schedule of televised games
'The Voice' adds morning duties on local AM's
Huskers, Huskies set dates in 2010, 2011

Herenda brings ample experience to ECC program
  Herenda spent the past year working as a color commentator for the YES Network's Ivy League basketball coverage. Before that he was the associate head coach at East Carolina from 2000-2005.
The Courier News (Chicago)

July 31, 2006

-Batten: Football Recruiting Report
Film reveals hidden gem to Pirate recruiters
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Blue Edwards' twins' team seeking AAU title
Bower suspends USM linebacker for 2 games
Preseason accolades piling up for Houston QB
SMU grid luncheon will feature Forrest Gregg

A C-USA darkhorse? East Carolina
  CONFERENCE USA football is handicapped at your own risk.
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Football school in session
  A desire to learn more about football, the lingo of the sport and the rules governing the game prompted about 100 women to gather Saturday at East Carolina University's Murphy Center for the second Ladies Football Clinic.
-Around Campus: Survey lists 25 ECU doctors among best

Packers, Koonce tackle wife's cancer

NFL Quarterback David Garrard Teams With Crohn's & Colitis Foundation to Help Children Tackle Crohn's Disease
  Jacksonville Jaguars' Garrard to Share Personal Crohn's Experiences Through Team Crohn's Program
Yahoo! News

As playing fields beckon, issues loom
  It's that time again. Preseason football practice begins this week at the Big Four schools and at East Carolina.
Raleigh News & Observer


August 6, 2006

The Observer's Ken Tysiac has some answers for the upcoming season
Charlotte Observer

No end to Robertson’s talent
  The Robertsons of Laurinburg would have to get strong consideration if Scotland High School ever decides to establish a first family of football.
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Consistency Stone's goal
  There is no guesswork about the Pack's No. 1 quarterback. Marcus Stone secure in starting role.
-Deacs hopes experience will help them in 2006

Off-the-field trouble? Not at Clemson
Anderson Independent

Gamecocks get back in flow
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

August 5, 2006

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-Safeties return to Virginia
  Safeties Tony Franklin and Nate Lyles won't jump to the top of Virginia's depth...
-Beamer gets strict at Tech
  Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer says he will take bowl stipends and playing time away from players who misbehave on the field and in the classroom.

Grobe going back to basics with Wake Forest
Fayetteville Observer

Deacons Notebook Injuries nag defensive linemen; Grobe stressing fundamentals
Winston Salem Journal

Rain ruins Tigers' first practice
Anderson Independent

UNC-CH football team optimistic after first practice
Durham Herald-Sun

Carolina has long to-do list
  South Carolina's football program may indeed be on the upswing, but the to-do list still stretches down.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Charlotte Observer
-Minister of Defense
  Reggie White left a glorious legacy on, off field
-`Talladega Nights' wins by a car length
  "Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby" is not as funny as some of Will Ferrell's previous work. It's not as funny as "Old School," "Anchorman" or "Zoolander."

National: ESPN plays with Saturday tradition
  With each season, as more games are played on non-traditional days of the week, those who dislike the change become more concerned about the future of college football.
Dayton Daily News

August 4, 2006

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-NCAA denies Tribe appeal
  William and Mary won't be able to use its feathers logo at NCAA championship events.
-There are plenty of opening questions
  The Hokies and the Cavaliers open practice today with quarterback questions.

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Battle at quarterback to highlight Tar Heels' preseason camp
  Four of the state's five Division I-A teams, the exception being Duke, were scheduled to report Thursday for the start of preseason camp.
-Appalachian, Wake Forest ready for practice

Health a question as Deacons start camp
Greensboro News Record

Proctor says Tigers embrace high expectations
Greenville (SC) News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Lowe snags 6-year deal
  New N.C. State basketball coach gets a longer contract to help build the program.
-NCAA to get tougher
  Academic failures could cost schools.
-Duke coach will see husband as a rival
  Separated couple will meet in ACC.
-Six freshmen not practicing
  Six incoming North Carolina freshmen did not report to campus on Thursday in anticipation of practice, which will begin this afternoon, a team spokesman said.

Bradley gives Seahawks fifth player for '07 class
lmington Star News

Bobcats to play 2 at Smith Center
Charlotte Observer

From Columbia (SC) The State
-USC football | Five questions for practice
-Clemson football | Five questions for practice

August 3, 2006

Wake Forest wants to build big addition to football field
  Seven-story 'Deacon Tower' would include premium seats, new press box
Winston Salem Journal

Deacons football project calls for a face-lift
  "We see football as an asset, and we're investing in that asset," said Barry Faircloth, associate athletics director for development.
Greensboro News Record

USC Makes Jones An Offer
  ATH Markish Jones (6-1 187) of Broome also has offers from Clemson, Marshall, Maryland, East Carolina, Florida State, Tulsa, Kentucky and North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Beamer's worries special
  Virginia Tech football faithful, not to mention coach Frank Beamer, know their list of preseason concerns by heart: inexperience at quarterback, tight end and guard; lack of depth at tailback, linebacker and the defensive line.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Brackman says focus shifting to baseball
  Sidney Lowe said he likes to watch baseball. But that's not what led the N.C. State men's basketball coach and his staff south to J.P. Riddle Stadium on Wednesday night.
-QB Warren leaves N.C. Central
  N.C. Central's football program got a big surprise on Wednesday. And at least for the moment, it wasn't a good one.
-NASCAR Lampoons Itself in 'Talladega'

USC stuck in low-rent district of SEC East
  Despite inroads last season, Gamecocks still looking up at Gators, ’Dogs, Vols
Columbia (SC) The State

Gray determined to gain admission at USC
  Forward denied admission in July
Greenville (SC) News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Deraney has weight on his shoulder pads
  N.C. State's football players report today for preseason practice
-All stars, but few shooters on U.S. team
-Boulerice back with the Canes
-Bulls' image takes a hit

Charlotte athletics now fully certified
  Charlotte was among 17 schools granted certification this week, including Duke and College of Charleston from the Carolinas.
Charlotte Observer

August 2, 2006

Flag trouble looms
  The NCAA will look into expanding its ban of championship events in South Carolina, possibly disallowing baseball and football teams from hosting postseason games because the Confederate flag is displayed on Statehouse grounds.
Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal

From the Wilmington Star News
-Players want the world to know the real Amato
  AJ. Davis says there's more to N.C. State football coach Chuck Amato than most people have witnessed.
-Carter on mend following surgery
  UNC-Wilmington senior T.J. Carter would have preferred to spend the summer improving on the court. Instead, the Seahawks' leading scorer last season has been resting on the couch after undergoing double hernia surgery five weeks ago.

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-NIT will cut field by eight
-College hall to honor Smith
-Bobcats finally get national TV game

August 1, 2006

UNC-CH fans buy into rewards program
  By next year, KnowledgeFlow hopes to have similar rewards programs established at more than 60 universities, including East Carolina and Wake Forest.
Raleigh News & Observer

Early SEC games a key for USC's season
  Gamecocks play host to Georgia on ESPN on Sept.
Greenville (SC) News

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Krzyzewski to Implement More Strategy
-Wide-eyed Williams learning on the job at training camp

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Whiteside, Erving will miss first three games
-Furman moves up Death Valley date
  Temple wants out of its game against Tigers in Charlotte

July 31, 2006

Saunders Has Big Day At USC
  He has already set trips with Louisville and Penn State. He also has offers from Clemson, East Carolina, Wake Forest, North Carolina, NC State and Maryland. He said there is no favorite and all the schools which have offered are in the running.

Schedule to boost Gamecocks
Columbia (SC) The State

Coach says Redskins can win 10 games
Hampton Roads Virginian Pilot

Draft- Vick's 'greatness' still questionable
Charlotte Observer

Under Scrutiny Carter, Colbert are getting longer looks as Smith heals
Winston Salem Journal



August 6, 2006

C-USA coaches winners
Tulsa World

From the Hattiesburg American
-Freshman Gray wants to meet expectations
-Pine Belt fans get early dose of Eagle fever

Barefoot devotes summer to honing mechanics of trade
  Britt Barefoot always had been known for his leg, a bazooka that could boom a football jaw-dropping distances, whether punting, place-kicking or kicking off.
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

A Tiger in the secondary
  Smith shuns accolades, finds room to improve
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Owls shown example of camaraderie by coaches
Houston Chronicle

Central Florida's sights are set on another bowl
Florida Sun Sentinel

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Like the city around it, Tulane still trying to heal
-Knights enjoy the great outdoors
  UCF opened its first football practice of the 2006 preseason Saturday somewhere it hasn't practiced in almost a year -- outside.

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Marshall searching for offense
-Bradshaw, Small give Herd edge

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail
-Pruett’s as anxious as anyone for Sept. 2
  FORGET THE gold watch. Bob Pruett’s retirement present awaits him on Sept. 2 at Mountaineer Field.
-Herd experimenting with Thornton on the corner

Herd Hits FieldTurf For Day Two Of Camp

Since OT loss to Herd, SMU has reversed fortunes
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Miners crisp during first Socorro practice
El Paso Times

August 5, 2006

-UAB Football Team Holds First Practice
-Tulsa Reports to Preseason Camp
-First Day Of Football Practice In The Books for Southern Miss
-Cougars Wrap Up Day Two

USM loses two before pads go on
  Mason, Williams tackled by the books
Biloxi Sun-Herald

2 veterans become academic casualties
  Loss of receiver Williams, fullback Mason spoils first day of practice
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

From the Hattiesburg American
-Excitement begins at USM
  There was one unit that stood out above all others at the first Southern Miss football practice of the 2006 season.
-Williams, Mason declared academically ineligible
  The Southern Miss football team lost two key players to academics on the first practice of the season Friday.

Practice field awaits, and UCF can't wait
Orlando Sentinel

After Hackney, coach sees new focus
  UAB football coach Watson Brown spent a few moments discussing what he saw during his team's first practice of fall camp Friday afternoon.
Birmingham News

UTEP's Palmer gets serious as senior
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the El Paso Times
-Sadler finalist for Nebraska coaching job
  An unnamed source close to the UTEP basketball program confirmed Friday that Miner head basketball coach Doc Sadler met with University of Nebraska officials Thursday
-Senior hopes for memorable final season
  Phillip Moss has seen it all, and he's done it all, in his five-year UTEP football career. He's seen winning seasons. He's seen losing seasons.

Sources- Nebraska asks to talk with UTEP's Sadler

Herd won't be consumed by mania of WVU opener
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail
-Added experience will be a plus for Marshall
-Stronger, faster, smarter
  Herd quarterback made big strides in offseason

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Herd adds height
-Morris improves strength from last season

TU seniors eager to get on the field
  Tulsa's preseason football camp couldn't get here quick enough for Nick Bunting and Brandon Diles.
Tulsa World

August 4, 2006

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-New coach delivers energy to woeful Rice
-Early tip-off set for Tiger basketball opener in Maui

Many newcomers already acclimated
  For Tory Harrison, Thursday marked the first day in what he expects to be a long and fruitful football career at Southern Miss.
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Eagles will drill for Gator Nation
  The countdown to Florida starts this weekend at Southern Miss.
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Hattiesburg American
-Eagles begin drills Friday
-New rule will shorten college football games

With 17 returning starters, UH hopes to eat up the competition
Houston Chronicle

Blazers QB tandem still to be decided
  UAB head football coach Watson Brown will see familiar faces at nearly every position when his team begins fall practice today.
Birmingham News

Herd in great shape; Morris works with starters at first practice
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

CFN Preseason Bowl Projections
College Football News

From the Orlando Sentinel
-O'Leary goes under lights
  It wasn't UCF Coach George O'Leary's bright, gold polo shirt. Nor was it the way senior center Cedric Gagne-Marcoux seemed to be busting out of his black one.
-Experience, competition may boost UCF defense

-Four C-USA Players on Thorpe Award Watch List
  Award Given to Nation's Top Defensive Back
-Calipari To Appear On ESPN's Rome Is Burning Friday
-Camp 2006 Opens For The Cougars
-Tulsa Defensive Unit Brings Quality Depth and Talent to 2006 Hurricane Team
-Marshall Football Returns to Joan C. Edwards Stadium

Sadler denies being contacted by 'Huskers
El Paso Times

New voice of UAB athletics excited to be in Birmingham
Montgomery Advertiser

August 3, 2006

Conference USA Success No Surprise Coaches think future is bright

From the Tulsa World
-Conference USA Media Day- Irving, Texas- Tulsa in the bull's-eye
-Expectations high in 2006 for UTEP

From the Houston Chronicle
-C-USA likes what it sees
-Veteran UH broadcaster could do it all and well

Conference USA's super powers
  It wasn't UCF Coach George O'Leary's bright, gold polo shirt. Nor was it the way senior center Cedric Gagne-Marcoux seemed to be busting out of his black one.
Orlando Sentinel

From the Hattiesburg American
-Coaches talk of parity
  Parity was the buzz word surrounding the Conference USA football media day Tuesday.
-Notes: Houston's Kolb only one of top C-USA players

Tulane Domecoming
  For Green Wave, it's great to be back on New Orleans map
Biloxi Sun-Herald

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Early tests could make, break Herd
  Marshall University's September football schedule can be gauged in so many ways, ranging from brutal to exciting. It could be argued that trips to West Virginia, Kansas State and Tennessee simply isn't fair to a second-year coach looking to bounce back from a 4-7 season.
-Herd rumbles back to town

Optimistic Eagles to end long wait
  Jeff Bower has been around a football field for the better part of his life, and this time of year, he can start to feel the competitive juices flowing just a bit more freely.
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Blazers' newest linebacker is a big hit
  Linebacker is not the easiest spot for an incoming UAB player to break into the playing rotation.
Birmingham News

Memphis coach anxious to visit El Paso
El Paso Times

Cougar QB Kolb fearless
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Blazer Football Players Report Thursday

C-USA Notes From Media Day

All-American Classic now on NFL Network
  This marks the fourth bowl game NFL Network has acquired this year, including the Insight Bowl, Houston bowl game and Senior Bowl.

August 2, 2006

From the Birmingham News
-Any C-USA team could win title
Tulsa head football coach Steve Kragthorpe looked to his left on Tuesday and spotted a coach whose team is capable of winning the Conference USA championship.
-Sports Buzz
-Coach or run athletics? Brown has to decide
There will be no controversy

From the Florida Sun-Sentinel
-Changes in clock rules draw C-USA’s attention
While the new instant-replay rule that will take effect around college football has been getting a lot of press recently, it was a different addition to the NCAA rulebook that many Conference USA coaches were ripping Tuesday at the one-day Conference USA Media Blitz in Irving, Texas.
Conference USA Meetings

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-Patriarch Bower's goal still the same
The hair is more silver than gray these days, but the face remains youthful and the competitive fires still burn bright behind blue eyes.
-Outside the Box
-USM, ESPN betting on Sunday
-Five Questions- Conference USA

From the Biloxi Sun-Herald
-C-USA proud of its QBs
-They're as solid as a block

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-O'Leary, UCF like favorites role
One year ago, George O'Leary was answering questions no college football coach wants to face.
-Alberts asks Marshall fans to be patient

Teams have much to prove after last year's finish
  They're out to prove that last year's disappointing finish -- in which they went from hosting a title game to limping home in an otherwise successful 8-4 season -- was an aberration.
El Paso Times

From the Houston Chronicle
-Kolb's Heisman chances are slim, but the UH QB is following along
-C-USA notes- Appearance important

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-West confident heart of his Tigers team strong
Tulsa program back on track

See you in September, SMU
  Busy month features five games but won't be as tough as recent years
Dallas Morning News

Mustangs confident heading into season
  They're out to prove that last year's disappointing finish -- in which they went from hosting a title game to limping home in an otherwise successful 8-4 season -- was an aberration.

-Cougars Report for Fall Camp Wednesday
-Mustangs Begin Fall Preparations

Tulsa Offense Returns Seven Starters

From the Tulsa World
-TU proving commitment
  It is the third time in his three years that Kragthorpe's contract has been reworked by the school...That, in itself, is significant.
-Kragthorpe enthusiastic
  Hurricane coach is excited that the adminstration is fully backing his players and coaches.

August 1, 2006

-CSTV To Air C-USA Football Media Day Live
-Media Blitz Central
-C-USA Announces 2006 Football TV Schedule
  More than 40 Games Scheduled to Be Televised Live Nationally
-2006 Tulane Football Preview
  A year ago, the Tulane University football season was halted almost before it started as Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and the Gulf South

Bower sees wide-open C-USA race
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

TU gives Kragthorpe contract extension through 2011
Muskogee (OK) Daily Phoenix

TU extends contract
Tulsa World

Tulsa's Kragthorpe Gets Contract Extension

Great Expectations
  Faulk living up to famous last name
Biloxi Sun Herald

Snyder has high hopes
  "I think we're better," the second-year  Marshall coach said. "I'd be lying if I said I didn't think we were better. I'll be very disappointed if we're not.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Cougar coach set for season
  University of Houston football coach Art Briles isn't bothered by the preseason Conference USA rankings that list his team third behind Tulsa (first) and UTEP (second).
El Paso Times

July 31, 2006

Houston's Got A Heisman Hopeful In Kolb
  Under the radar QB looking to go out with a bang

South Florida-UCF rivalry will come to an end on Sept. 16
  So why discontinue the series, especially when South Florida's exit contract from Conference USA stated they must play a C-USA team from 2005 to 2009?
Bradenton Herald

Please, no more bull from Bulls about UCF series
Charlotte (FL) Sun-Herald