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August 13, 2006

From Bonesville.net
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Dye goes into college football hall of fame
ECU scrimmage helps shape depth chart
Memphis works out at Liberty Bowl

Pirates Run Through Initial Scrimmage Of Camp
   An efficient offensive rushing attack and a physical, turnover-forcing defensive unit highlighted East Carolina's first intra-squad scrimmage of preseason camp Saturday afternoon at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Ross is the boss of Pirates' secondary
  Real leadership is defined in times of duress, not leisure.
-TV movie showcases ECU graduate, teacher
  Ron Clark grew up in Beaufort County and graduated from East Carolina University before becoming an award-winning educator

Beautiful weather greets Pirates’ first practice
  East Carolina head coach Skip Holtz couldn’t have asked for a prettier fall-like day, but he was definitely thankful it was still mid-August.
Washington Daily News

Scrimmage opens door for changes
  It may have just been a scrimmage, but East Carolina’s first intrasquad contest on Saturday was quite revealing
New Bern Sun Journal

Pirates’ Graham craves ‘bling’
  Eric Graham is not the flashy type.
Jacksonville Daily News

ECU holds first scrimmage
  An efficient offensive rushing attack and a physical, turnover-forcing defensive unit highlighted East Carolina's first intra-squad scrimmage
Goldsboro News Argus

The Ron Clark Story: Movie traces star teacher's quirky journey to success
  N.C. native's 55 rules for students caught Oprah's eye
Charlotte Observer

BIG FUTURE
  Prep players of interest
Fayetteville Observer

Paul Johnson Friday practice comments
  Navy is continuing their preparations for the East Carolina opener on September 2.
scout.com

Garrard, Jaguars down Dolphins
Seattle Post Intelligencer

August 12, 2006

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: Football recruiting thumbnails updated
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

ECU recruiting thumbnail: Ben Herlocker
Pirates tune up for Saturday scrimmage
Blazers preparing for opener with Oklahoma
SMU golfer qualifies for U.S. Amateur
WNCT: Talk of the Town

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Prep For First Scrimmage Of Season
  East Carolina finalized preparations for its first intra-squad scrimmage of preseason camp with a lively two-hour practice in shells under cloudy and cooler conditions Friday afternoon at the Cliff Moore Practice Complex.
-Lady Pirate Golf Receives Institutional Excellence Award
  The East Carolina women's golf team posted a collective 3.575 GPA for the 2005-06 academic year and received the Institutional Excellence Award from Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky league officials announced this week.

Pirates pushing through the pain
  Skip Holtz is trying to teach his players there is a difference between pain and injury.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Worth the Weight
  After playing two years at tight end and using his redshirt during the 2005 season, Josh Coffman’s 2006 season as an offensive guard begins today.
New Bern Sun Journal

Tech recruit Gee expected at Hargrave
   East Carolina coach Skip Holtz and his staff have commitments from three Virginians
Roanoke Times

Northwest Cabarrus kicker commits to LSU
   Alexander Central pitcher/infielder Dustin Harrington committed to East Carolina.
Charlotte Observer

FULL SPEED Navy's Hall back from knee injury
Annapolis Capital

August 11, 2006

From Bonesville.net
-Hinton: Henry's Highlights
Pirates' fortunes tied to rise of newcomers
-Batten: Football Recruiting Report
Living up to expectations no problem for Herlocker
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Pirates dodge heat with nighttime drills
ECU's Thorsen claims Norwegian amateur title
Manning pledges $1 million to Tennessee
Thursday 'Nuggets' sacked by network glitch
Humid weather doesn't dampen ECU drills
Lou's book says Skip was promised USC job
'Bright House' will be home for Golden Knights
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Ann Coulter, Jim Bullock)

Pirates Work Under The Lights For First Time
   "With today's practice we finally incorporated our playbook," Holtz said. "The team has been busting their tails over the last six days in the heat and we wanted to give them a chance to get their legs back under them, so we decided to move the practice schedule back a bit."
ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Patient linebackers get their chance at ECU
   Watch and learn, watch and learn. A handful of East Carolina linebackers have become versed in the virtue of patience over the last couple of years.
-Ballard makes changes to stop ECU clinic's money woes

Lindsay can give ECU a boost
  Independence High graduate Dominique Lindsay's muscular abs betray his role as the between-the-tackles runner in East Carolina's backfield
Charlotte Observer

A Pirate Returns
  QB that left ECU unhappily returns to help coach the team
New Bern Sun Journal

From the Washington Daily News
-Pirates’ Lee ready for an even better season
   After talking with Robert Lee, probably the biggest things that stand out is his yearning to improve and his ho-hum attitude about his accomplishments from last season.
-ECU’s Roach pleased with progress
   Kevin Roach can’t wait to hit the football field.

TV Tidbits- Matthew Perry plays acclaimed teacher who graduated from ECU
Winston Salem Journal

Locals Allen, Graham shine at ABCD Camp
   Zach Graham, a quarterback, he has been offered by Illinois, Mississippi State, Bowling Green, Boston College, Arkansas, East Carolina, Indiana, Louisville and Kentucky among others.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Cowher not worried about safety
   Other safeties (on the team) are undrafted rookies Zach Baker of East Carolina and Mike Lorello of West Virginia. They're likely competing for a spot on the practice squad.
Uniontown Herald Standard

Dye pays respect to past mentor
   East Carolina University, where Dye made his head coaching debut in 1974, will add him to its athletic honor roll in October.
Augusta (GA) Chronicle

August 10, 2006
Birthday - President Herbert Hoover (31st President)

From ecupirates.com
-Seniors Lead Pirates Through First Two-A-Day
-Thorsen Wins Norwegian Amateur Title
-Women's Soccer Opens Practice
-Volleyball Opens Preseason Camp

Double the fun- East Carolina begins two-a-day workouts
   East Carolina football players got to see their coaches twice on Wednesday, likely wiping away any lingering traces of summer vacation.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates’ Dougherty kicking it into high gear
Washington Daily News

ECU glad to have running back Johnson healthy again
Winston Salem Journal

Crumpler has seen a lot of change
Wilmington Star News

Catholic readies for challenges
   Like always, Catholic will run the ball. This year, that means Herlocker -- committed to East Carolina -- will be the guy who has to get it done.
Charlotte Observer

Mids' Martin has lymphoma
   Eddie Martin, who was stricken with a sudden illness, will recover and rejoin the Midshipmen by the time they open their season against East Carolina
Baltimore Sun

August 9, 2006

Pirates Focused In First Full-Pad Workout
ecupirates.com

Campbell ready to step in for Pirates
   Terence Campbell loves going hard to the hoop as much as he does locking arms with defensive linemen.
Greenville Daily Reflector

From the Washington Daily News
-ECU holds ‘intense’ first day of contact
   A cautiously optimistic Skip Holtz led his team through the first full-contact practice of fall camp Tuesday.
-Roach ready for bigger season
   When Brad Roach steps to the line this season, defensive backs and linebackers will get an eyeful.

Flournoy focused on fresh beginning
   When Jamar Flournoy was suspended during East Carolina’s fall camp last year, he said a period of darkness ensued. At the time, he was slated as the starter at free safety and was looking for good things out of his senior campaign.
New Bern Sun Journal

August 8, 2006

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: Q&A's with Shankweiler and Hudson
Offense and defense, straight from the gurus

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Pirates shifting to full-gear practice mode
Hattiesburg pro takes over USM golf program
Sooners turn to Thompson to fill QB void

Pirates Ready For First Full-Pad Session
  ECU Football Preseason Camp Notebook #4
ecupirates.com

2006 ECU Volleyball Preview
  Second-year head coach Chris Rushing took time to answer some questions about his team, the upcoming season, and the success the team had in his first year at the helm.
conferenceusa.com

SKIP'S BOYS- Holtz putting his mark on ECU
  East Carolina's football team will have more of Skip Holtz's stamp this season.
Winston Salem Journal

Wilson influence becoming strong again in Greenville
  As the closest NCAA Division I program to Wilson, ECU has long benefited from local talent. The Pirates media guide lists 20 letter winners from Wilson County, dating back to Glenn Bass in 1957.
Wilson Daily Times

Nansemond River wideout Freeney commits to ECU
  Darryl Freeney comes into this season regarded as one of the top prospects in South Hampton Roads.
The Virginian Pilot

Reviving Auburn Dye's legacy
South Bend Tribune

August 7, 2006

From Bonesville.net
-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 276
Senior leaders embracing their role
-Monroe: Been There, Done That
Players pay a heavy price to prepare
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz at ECU Media Day
BVL Audio: Britton Banowsky, Skip Holtz, Jeff Bower

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Pirates strap on shoulder pads
Ex-Duke lacrosse coach has new program
NIT will trim field from 40 to 32 teams

ECU Football Preseason Camp Notebook #3
  Pirates Practice In Shoulder Pads For First Time
ecupirates.com

Pirates senior Dosh handles adversity with style
  Now at fullback, former QB, LB just wants to contribute
New Bern Sun Journal

Strength coach reason for big, strong Pirates
  There’s just something scary about a man who wears a long-sleeve black T-shirt to an afternoon football practice in Greenville on a day when the 71-year-old heat record was shattered.
Washington Daily News

ECU Notes/Around Campus- Access to care efforts lauded
Greenville Daily Reflector

 

August 13, 2006

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack plays numbers game at end
-Pack needs mean streak, Amato says
-The end game
  Defensive end will be a critical position for N.C. State this year after losing Mario Williams and Manny Lawson to the NFL. Here is how defensive line coach Todd Stroud assesses the candidates for the position
-Pack adds another from N.C.
-Tar Heels RB changes tune

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Jones in control at Duke
-Tar Heels productive in first scrimmage

From the Charlotte Observer
-Delhomme, defense sharp in Panthers' victory
-Preps: Independence shrugs off sloppy start
  Patriots win scrimmage between top programs

Deacs attract plethora of fans
  Groves Stadium was the place to be Saturday night for those who support Wake Forest athletics.
Greensboro News-Record

Style Points?
  Prosser hopes recruits allow Deacons to return to up-tempo basketball
Winston Salem Journal

August 12, 2006

Phillips- No violations in Keowee accident
  Clemson athletic director Terry Don Phillips said he is confident no NCAA violations were committed in an accident on Lake Keowee that killed Clemson men’s track assistant Jarret Foster and involved a pair of Clemson offensive linemen.
Anderson Independent

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Wolfpack gets four commitments; Culliver backs out
-Deacs' Andrews ready to go ... sort of
-Appalachian State to rely on former walk-on again

Stockstill inherits challenge with Blue Raiders
NCAAfootball.net

WVU’s Rodriguez not a happy camper
  Coach wants to see improvement in scrimmage
Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail

Want a preseason peek? Not likely
  More and more college football programs are going private, curtailing access before and during the season.
Raleigh News & Observer

UNC-CH notes- Football staff to undergo some changes
  In light of Thursday's announcement that North Carolina director of football operations Rick Steinbacher has been named the school's associate athletics director for marketing and promotions, UNC football coach John Bunting has a hole to fill.
Durham Herald Sun

August 11, 2006

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Holtz is one for the books
  Walk into most any bookstore next Tuesday, and you might see Lou Holtz's face staring into yours. He wears a Notre Dame jacket and hat, a gold watch is obvious on his left wrist and his spectacles are, well, right out of the 1970s.
-NCCU, Shaw set for heated contest
-Duke's Wright ready to complete comeback

Andy Boyd granted 6th year of eligibility
  One thing Boyd made clear - he did not have the chance to join former Gamecock assistant Skip Holtz as an East Carolina assistant.
Columbia (SC) The State

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack recruits special teams coach
  Kravitz, who coached for USF last season, has history with N.C. State staff.
-UNC-CH's two-QB system may not be a snap
-Duke QB up to the task

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Nix trying to mold USC's defense
-USC basketball team grants McDowell's release
  Junior guard Stephen McDowell was granted his release from the University of South Carolina basketball team this summer,but it isn't known whether the Indianapolis native plans to transfer, a school official said Thursday.

From the Charlotte Observer
-Pitcher commits to Wolfpack
-Preps: Weather foils plan to gauge powers
  A nasty, lightning-filled storm ruined a showcase scrimmage Thursday between state champions.

Clemson closes one inquiry
   School determines no NCAA violations took place in July accident on Lake Keowee that killed one man
Columbia (SC) The State

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Back From Iraq
 
Blount has joined the WSSU football team as a walk-on after a tour of duty in the Middle East
-HOLDING BACK- Grobe says his semi-live practices teach the Deacons better fundamentals
-Struggling Blue Devils are giving away tickets

August 10, 2006

Cavaliers have issues on offensive line
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Chacos awarded sixth season of eligibility
-Safety has surgery; Tar Heels move on
-Tauiliili excited with Duke freshmen

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Calmer Coach K winning over pros
-TV taps Canes to open season

Playing in Pain- Deacons' Abbate will dedicate season to his late brother, Luke
Winston Salem Journal

August 9, 2006

U.Va.'s offense takes a hit as Williams injures foot
   Less than a week into preseason practice, Virginia has lost its top offensive player, wide receiver Deyon Williams, to a stress fracture in his foot. Williams, a senior team captain who caught 58 passes last season, will have surgery Friday and be out indefinitely, coach Al Groh said Tuesday.
The Virginian Pilot

Virginia's best wide receiver sidelined by foot injury
   Virginia senior wide receiver Deyon Williams is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his foot.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

QB talent a little short heading into season
Wilmington Star News

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Amato's Pack still needs title
   On page 17 of the 2006 N.C. State football media guide, there is a picture of Chuck Amato with a towel draped over his left shoulder and the logo of the Meineke Car Care Bowl in the background.
-Goddard's injury leaves UNC with little safety

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Bad break for Tar Heels
   A foot injury sidelines UNC safety Trimane Goddard for the entire 2006 season.
-Duke offering freebies
   Ticket giveaways are in place for opener.
-Wolfpack lands lineman
-Former Pack star Melvin faces assault charges
   Former N.C. State basketball player Marcus Melvin faces charges that he tried to strangle his girlfriend, authorities in Pittsboro said.

Long Hoping To Impress Tigers
   Gaffney QB Malcolm Long (6-2 224)has an offer from South Carolina State and is also getting interest from Marshall and East Carolina.
PalmettoSports.com

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Calvary Baptist's Simmons commits to Pack
   Seth Simmons a rising senior and right-handed pitcher said he also had scholarship offers from Appalachian State, East Carolina, High Point and North Carolina.
-Mauk's Mission- WFU quarterback focusing on limiting turnovers this year

No QB issues at USC ... for now
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

August 8, 2006

Lou Holtz at USC | Skipped over
  Holtz's book says USC reneged on promise to have his son replace him as head coach
Columbia (SC) The State

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Pro sports gaining ground on the ACC
  Times do change, and in the world of inroads, the truth is that North Carolina now has two pretty darn good, pretty darn healthy pro sports franchises competing for your entertainment dollar.
-Duke taking it step by step
  The steep steps in the stands at Wallace Wade Stadium provide a unique conditioning challenge for Duke football players.

From the Charlotte Observer
-Free seats a treat for alumni, locals
  With promotion, Duke hopes to spur interest in team, boost attendance
-Q&A with Clemson's Tommy Bowden

National title helped- ASU get most of the players it wanted
Winston Salem Journal

Appalachian State tops I-AA preseason poll
Raleigh News & Observer

August 7, 2006

Tigers' game vs. Owls will be on ESPNU
  Clemson's Oct. 12 game against Temple in Charlotte, N.C., has been picked up by ESPNU. Kickoff for the Thursday game is still set for 7:30 p.m.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Greensboro organizers pay price to secure PGA tournament's future
  Officials hired Mark Steinberg, Tiger Woods' agent and one of golf's most powerful men, to lobby for a spring or summer date in 2007.
Greensboro News Record

From the Charlotte Observer
-Coach knows moving van is never far away
  When Danny Ford, who was held in high esteem by Clemson football followers, was asked by the administration to take his 96-29-4 won-lost record and his agitating ways and leave several years ago, a mob of his faithful marched on the school president's house.
-
Williams tries to give Panthers a safety valve

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack's Davis tackles a new role
  After a summer internship with the SBI, senior Reggie Davis will try to nab ball carriers in the fall as an outside linebacker. He was a running back his first three seasons at NCSU.
-Duke begins practice
-Pack lands pitcher
  Seth Simmons, a hard-throwing right-hander from Calvary Baptist in Winston-Salem, has committed to play baseball at N.C. State.
-Former Duke lacrosse coach takes new job
  Former Duke men's lacrosse coach Mike Pressler's fresh start will take place in Smithfield, R.I. Four months after the three-time ACC coach of the year resigned during an investigation of a party, Pressler has been hired to coach at Bryant University, a Division II program.

Coach defends his defense
  Impressed with USC’s defense, Spurrier not worried about preseason predictions
Columbia (SC) The State

 

August 13, 2006

From conferenceusa.com
-Tulsa Completes First Full Week With Scrimmage on Saturday
-Green Wave Rolls Through Second Fall Football Practice on Saturday
-Southern Miss Football Completes Second Two-A-Day Practice
-Defense Strong In SMU Scrimmage
-UCF Practice Report No. 8
-UAB Scrimmage Moved To Sunday Because Of Wet Conditions
-UH Football Media Day Quotes
-All Systems Go As Owls Meet Aggies Sunday Night In Exhibition Opener

Pierre interviews for UTEP position
Baton Rouge Advocate

LSU assistant interviews for Miners job
El Paso Times

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tiger assistant Barbee awaits decision on UTEP top job
-With heart mended, aide brings vigor to Tigers

UTEP hopes to settle on new coach by Sunday
CBS Sportsline

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Expectations low for depleted UAB
-Up-and-down day for Herd

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail
-Up-and-down day for Morris
-Marshall football notebook
-Plentiful notes on WVU, MU, Big East

Herd line strapped with injuries
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

PATs not automatic
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Gray moves into starting spot for Golden Eagles
Biloxi Sun Herald

UCF's super sophs
Florida Today

Other New Orleans sports already back
Biloxi Sun Herald (AP)

Fullback to be part of Blazer game plan
  The plan to incorporate the fullback into the UAB offense began about the time Darrell Hackney started his record-setting college career.
Birmingham News

August 12, 2006

C-USA jumps at non-Saturday football games
 
For a league like Conference USA, which strives for national recognition, the willingness to play on non-Saturdays are vital
Hattiesburg American

UTEP could have new coach by Sunday, sources say
ESPN.com

Stull meets with prospective coaches
El Paso Times

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Frosh Fletcher, Webb show stuff on offense
-Bower calls scrimmage 'sloppy'

USM endures sloppy practice
Biloxi Sun Herald

USM in midst of major facilities upgrade
Bogalusa Daily News

UCF- A status report
Florida Sun
Sentinel

O'Leary, UCF look for home in the land of the giants
Orlando
Sentinel

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Morris appears ready for bust-out campaign
-Big questions remain for Herd

Shope adds hope to Herd passing game
Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail

Tigers begin the post-DeAngelo Williams era
NCAAfootball.net

A night of firsts
  The 1st NFL game DeAngelo Williams attends will be the one he's playing in
Charlotte Observer

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Mustangs have the horses
-Barefield goes from QB to RB

Bennett has his five offensive line starters
Dallas Morning News

Tulane cornerback takes vocal Route
 
Whenever Tulane's practice goes from skeleton drills to the offense working against the defense, you can almost bet cornerback Izzy Route's voice will quickly follow.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Among the best
 
There are quarterbacks with stronger arms. There are more elusive and faster quarterbacks. There are bigger and stronger quarterbacks. But there might not be a better collegiate quarterback than Tulsa's Paul Smith.
Tulsa World

August 11, 2006

From conferenceusa.com
-Weather Forces Cougars Indoors
-Tigers Take Field for First Practice
-First Southern Miss Two-A-Day Practice In The Books
-UCF Football Practice Report No. 6
-Effort, Improvement Shown on Blazers' First Day of Two-A-Days

Conference USA preview- Central Florida new Golden child
CBS Sportsline

Southern Mississippi hopes for post-Katrina rebound
Gainesville Sun

Coordinators seek better results
 
Any entrepreneur with common sense will tell you that Year 1 of most business plans is the most difficult. You're starting from scratch. Breaking even is often better than expected.
Hattiesburg American

Stull heads to Dallas to interview coaches
 
the list might include Rodney Terry, an assistant at Texas; Bob Marlin, head coach at Sam Houston State; Tim Jankovich, an assistant at Kansas; and Alvin Brooks, an assistant at Texas A&M and former assistant at UTEP.
El Paso Times

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Marshall star maturing
-Tommy West pleased with team's first workout
-Tiger football notebook
-Golden rule of football- If you snooze, you lose

Tulane's Harris uses old-school work ethic
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Binswanger putting best foot forward
-Legursky avoids serious injury

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Snyder ... or Jekyll and Hyde?
 
There's a lot of mad scientist in this Marshall head football coach.
-Oh brother, where art thou?

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail
-Kitchens draws praise from coaches, teammates
-Anderson still trying to adjust

USM's versatile Faulk settles in at cornerback
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

TU's Snider is eligible this season
Tulsa World

Game resurfaces as Texas Bowl
 
Reliant event to put a premium on local appeal
Houston Chronicle

August 10, 2006

C-USA preview
NCAAsports.com

Former assistant interested in UTEP job
 
UTEP's search for a basketball coach is at Day 2, moving quietly along with Miner athletic director Bob Stull expected to meet with candidates at neutral sites
El Paso Times

UTEP Begins Search For New Men's Basketball Coach
conferenceusa.com

Football heralds Tulane revival as Katrina anniversary nears
USA Today

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Long wait over for Tiger casualties
-UCF's O'Leary looking to build upon momentum from 2005

Marshall's highly touted runner moves back to normal position
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

University of Tulsa Media Day- TU prepares defense
Tulsa World

SMU TE Kennedy healthy again after knee injury
Dallas Morning News

Morgan returns to WR, will start
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Bower- Eagles put together good work day
Hattiesburg American

Marshall notebook
 
Tennessee no longer in Marshall’s future
Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail

Knights officially playing name game
Orlando Sentinel

August 9, 2006

From conferenceusa.com
-Bright House Networks Acquires Naming Rights to UCF Football Stadium
-Conference USA Institutional Excellence, Sport Academic Awards Announced
-2006 Tulane Football Defensive Outlook
-Cougars Work In Pads For The First Time
-UAB Continues Preseason Work on Tuesday
-UCF Football Practice Report No. 4

Stull says he'd like to find replacement fast
 
UTEP athletic director Bob Stull stood in front of the Brumbelow Building on a sunny Tuesday afternoon and declared the search on for the school's next basketball coach.
El Paso Times

Bomar takes a look at UH
 
Former Oklahoma quarterback Rhett Bomar, who was kicked off the team last week after it was revealed he violated NCAA rules, visited the University of Houston campus Tuesday, keeping open the chance he might transfer to the school next semester.
Houston Chronicle

From the Orlando Sentinel
-O'Leary's Knights 'trendier' this year
-Calling its home a 'House' is just fine with UCF

Tulsa, UCF From Unexpected Winners To Conference USA Favorites
cstv.com

C-USA college football preview- East division
covers.com

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Bulked-up Cooley paves way for USM
-Notebook- Eagle hits insurance snag

Tulsa hungry for success
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Herd signs deal with Ohio State
   Mark Snyder's roots in Ohio are paying dividends -- on and off the football field.
-Another 'Spider' crawling for Herd

Herd’s Frazie can handle the doubters
Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Five things to watch for in camp
-USM hopes for normal in '06

Just like brothers
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Scelfo to put freshmen to work early
   Tulane coach Chris Scelfo has made an addendum to the adage that death and taxes are the only things you can count on.
New Orleans Times Picayune

SMU sophomore leading kicker race
   Because of the 12-game schedule, Conference USA coaches agreed to allow teams to take 70 players to away games, up from 66.
Dallas Morning News

Golden Hurricane Preseason- Tennial's time
  Courtney Tennial can't wait to get back on the football field. 'I've never wanted anything more in my life,' he says.
'It seems like forever.'
Tulsa World

August 8, 2006

UTEP basketball- What's next?
 
For only the fifth time in the last 45 years, but for the fourth time in the last seven years, UTEP will begin a search for a new basketball coach.
El Paso Times

From conferenceusa.com
-2006 Tulane Football Offensive Outlook
-Blazers Continue Preseason Preparation with Monday Morning Session
-Tulsa Braves 100-Degree Temperatures for Second Straight Day
-UCF Football Practice Report No. 3
-CollegeFootballNews.com Lists Several Tigers on All-C-USA Team
-Herd Football Practice Open to the Public on Tuesday
-Week Two Commences For Cougars

Focus of USM passing attack moves to local duo
  Receivers Perine, Barnes need to 'step up'
Biloxi (MS) Sun-Herald

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Cochran pumping up Herd
-Herd set to don full pads for first time

Bradshaw primed for big year
Beckley Register-Herald

Former Fayetteville star making good impression
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Tempers flare in Herd drills
Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail

In the Hunt to be Blazers' QB
  Sam Hunt didn't get on the field in his first season with the UAB football team. And it wasn't just because Darrell Hackney was finishing his record-setting career on the Southside.
Birmingham News

FIVE QUESTIONS ON THE UPCOMING TULANE FOOTBALL SEASON
New Orleans Times Picayune

UH receivers bring to mind run-and-shoot era
Houston Chronicle

FILM CHRONICLES MARSHALL TRAGEDY
Richmond Times Dispatch

August 7, 2006

Sadler the favorite at Nebraska
 
UTEP basketball coach Doc Sadler interviewed for the University of Nebraska head coaching position Sunday in Denver, according to unnamed sources close to the UTEP basketball program.
El Paso Times

Subtle changes will speed up game
Charleston (WV)
Gazette Mail

After three years, Williams getting chance to start
  His approach to fall camp, UAB quarterback Chris Williams says, is no different than the past three years.
Birmingham News

Eagles' QB job Young's to lose
Biloxi Sun Herald

'New' UCF full of confidence
  There is no more quiet optimism in the UCF football camp.
Daytona Beach News-Journal

O'Leary has chance to be a local legend
Orlando Sentinel

Snyder likes how Herd’s conference schedule plays out
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-MARSHALL NOTEBOOK- Herd football beating the heat
-Herd veterans aiding

Herd can’t ‘weight’ to play
Ironton Tribune

Quite a show of hands
  Cy Falls product Biren Ealy should have no trouble catching on at UH after leaving Arizona.
Houston Chronicle

Diles hungry for success
  Tulsa running back Brandon Diles is a 215-pound muscular football player who fears no hard-charging linebacker.
Tulsa World