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August 27, 2006
Birthday - President Lyndon Baines Johnson (36th President)

From Bonesville.net
-Monroe: Been There, Done That
Time to silence the doubters
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Butkus watch list features seven from C-USA
UAB substitution scrimmage pleases Brown
Host ECU volleyball team falls to Furman

East Carolina's Kass, Slate play waiting game
 
While wearing the same uniform and being Florida boys might be their biggest outward similarities, Rob Kass and Zach Slate have similar perspectives on life as it pertains to football.
Greenville Daily Reflector

East Carolina's expectations vary
 
The Pirates are considered everything from a Conference USA East Division title contender to an also-ran. This was best illustrated in USA Today's recent college football preview section.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Fayetteville Observer
-E. Carolina roster has strong ties to region
 
The Douglas Byrd Eagles should consider starting an alumni chapter at East Carolina as two former Eagles are expected to play prominent backup roles for the Pirates this season.
-Close-knit tackles anchor ECU line
 
Terence Campbell spent the past year playing the role of the pestering little brother to East Carolina’s senior offensive tackle Eric Graham. Campbell is expected to occupy the tackle spot opposite Graham when the Pirates kick off their season Saturday at Navy.
-Extra points from ECU preview

Pirates have helping hands
 
Former Laney star should be a force on ECU's line
Wilmington Star-News

Sanderson, former E. Wayne standout, lands ECU baseball job
Goldsboro News Argus

Virginia Tech Tops Pirate Volleyball 3-1
ecupirates.com

Lady Pirates drop two in invitational
 
Despite dropping both games Saturday, ECU coach Chris Rushing was happy with his team’s effort during the East Carolina Invitational.
Washington Daily News

August 26, 2006

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

Top Pirate units overwhelm scout teams
Coach Holtz ready to take to the air ... waves
ECU volleyball victorious in season opener

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Battle Scouts In Final Scrimmage
-Pirate Volleyball Downs William & Mary 3-1 in Season Opener
-Lady Pirates Drop Heartbreaker In Overtime
-Skip Holtz Shows Scheduled To Air This Week

Hunt delivers speech after ECU scrimmage
 
An injured Shauntae Hunt emphatically reminded his teammates after Friday evening's scrimmage to get something out of every minute they spend in their immediate surroundings.
Greenville Daily Reflector

ECU football holds final scrimmage
New Bern Sun Journal

Midway Principal Named To ECU Hall Of Fame
Dunn Daily Record

Navy: Summer of plebes' discontent
Baltimore Sun

Ex-coach Lewis returns to Tech with Irish
 
Twelve years after his forced resignation at Georgia Tech - the first and only time a Tech coach has been dismissed in midseason since John Heisman signed on in 1904 — Bill Lewis returns to Grant Field for the first time next weekend.
Atlanta Journal Constitution

August 25, 2006

From Bonesville.net
-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
LeFever playing for pay the Hollywood way

WNCT: Talk of the Town: Steve Ballard, Denny O'Brien
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

ECU announces Metcalf in compliance post
ECU women's soccer starts season at ODU
Pirate volleyball hosts East Carolina Invitational

From ecupirates.com
-Women's Soccer to Kick off Against Old Dominion
-Pirate Volleyball Opens Season Friday Night
-Tim Metcalf Named Director of Compliance At East Carolina

ECU's Holtz says his team has talent the pundits have overlooked
  Outside expectations are not high for East Carolina, but that's just fine with second-year coach Skip Holtz and his players. He thinks he knows something about his team that others don't.
Winston Salem Journal

Last scrimmage ahead for ECU football squad
  Just one more scrimmage stands between the East Carolina football team and the onset of its first real game week of the season.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Looking for a critical game- Don’t overlook East Carolina
Roanoke Times

ODU women open against ECU tonight
Hampton Roads Daily Press

August 24, 2006

From Bonesville.net
-Myatt: View From The 'ville
'Skip' reveals all on the Bonesville 'Hot Seat'
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Letter to the Editor: Phillip R. Dixon, Greenville, NC

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Former ECU standout joins Godwin staff
It's not the Fort Worth Bowl anymore
Brown lightens up on banged up Blazers
WNCT: Talk of the Town

Ben Sanderson Named Baseball Director of Operations
  Sanderson Played At ECU From 2000-03
ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Sanderson returns to ECU as director of baseball operations
  Current East Carolina baseball coach Billy Godwin mentioned during the public memorial for Keith LeClair last month how any former Pirate player would be welcomed with open arms. That statement sparked a conversation with former standout Ben Sanderson, the first player to be bestowed LeClair's coveted uniform No. 23 when the coach was forced to give up his position because of the effects of Lou Gehrig's Disease.
-First line of defense could anchor Pirates
-ECU students pack in summer, start classes

From the East Carolinian
-Air of confidence
  Pirates upbeat and ready for 2006 season
-Athletic program looking for bigger and better
-Holtz wants Pirates to come out smoking
-Women's soccer hopes for instant chemistry

Navy Prepares For The 2006 Season
Baltimore Press Box

August 23, 2006
Virgo Begins
Anniversary - First Man Powered Flight

From Bonesville.net
-Hinton: Henry's Highlights
Cronyism fosters dysfunctional UNC System board
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Camp behind them, Pirates refocus on Navy
ECU checking student body for diamond talent
Buckeyes' bank account $wells in 2005-06
WNCT: Talk of the Town

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Complete Final Two-A-Day Schedule Of Camp
-ECU Baseball To Hold Walk-On Tryouts Sept. 11-12
-ECU Softball To Hold Walk-On Tryouts Sept. 8

Henry finds way to stand out for ECU
  Phillip Henry made a name for himself last year by not getting lost in the shuffle.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates wrap up preseason camp
  Holtz begins getting scout team prepared
New Bern Sun Journal

Unsung receivers step up for Cowboys
 
East Carolina alum Terrance Copper had two catches for 32 yards.
Raleigh News & Observer

August 22, 2006

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: From The Anchor Desk
Scrimmages provide answers with questions
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Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

End of preseason camp in sight for Pirates
ECU's Ray gets honor for summer league play
Miami, Northwestern set tribute to Walker
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show (guest Mike Golden)
WNCT: Talk of the Town

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Complete Final Two-A-Day Schedule Of Camp
-ECU's Ray Named To SEBaseball.com Summer All-Star Team
-2006 ECU Women's Soccer Outlook

Pirates' practice continues
Greenville Daily Reflector

Hoping to diversify offense
 
ECU wants to add to Allison arsenal.
Raleigh News & Observer

Pirates begin to get look at Midshipmen
 
Last season, Aundrae Allison reinvigorated a receiver position that hasn't been spectacular for East Carolina in nearly a decade.
New Bern Sun Journal

August 21, 2006

From Bonesville.net
-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 278
W's and L's will dictate J.P.'s legacy

-Batten: Football Recruiting Report
Program's "momentum" draws brawny back McNeil
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Irish 'bump' into possible NCAA infraction
Offense produces in ECU's second scrimmage
Herd extends Snyder's contract through 2013
ECU nipped in women's soccer scrimmage

NCAA Football Preview - East Carolina Pirates
Sports Network

ECU graduate compiles football-tailgate cookbook
  A new cookbook by Wendy Perry of Zebulon will feature tailgating recipes, but will spotlight Greenville tailgaters and their stories.
W
ashington Daily News

August 27, 2006

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail
-Predicting perfection for WVU
-How will Mountaineers fare? Don’t ask Rodriguez

Check, please
 
West Virginia athletic director Ed Pastilong has a formula for putting together a football schedule. This year's slate is a perfect example.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

12th game adds to coffers
 
An NCAA rule change means there will be more football games for fans to watch this season -- and more money in colleges' coffers.
Roanoke Times

A Texas-size love for USC
 
Via plane, Web and TV, these Lone Star State residents feed their passion for Gamecocks football
Columbia (SC) The State

For Big Four, some things never change
 
We now know roughly when one of the Big Four teams will rise up and win another ACC football title...Never.
Greensboro News Record

Triangle hearts are in hoops
 
Somewhere out there is a theory that one of these days all of us will enjoy college football season around here like, well, like they normally do in Florida and Texas and Oklahoma and Los Angeles and Columbus, Ohio and Ann Arbor, Mich.
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Coaching crossroads
 
Many ACC teams are so close in talent, facilities and resources that its highly paid coaches are straining to win enough games to completely please its fan bases and feel completely secure about their jobs.
-Holtz still tells good stories
 
Former coach promoting book.
-Groves Stadium upgrades continue
 
Old Groves Stadium at Wake Forest is taking on a new, spiffy look.
-N.C. teams picked low
 
The state of North Carolina's ACC schools aren't expected to do much in the league this season.
-Virginia - The basics
-N.C. State - The basics
-Countdown to ACC basketball
 
Of course, if the local ACC schools don't fare well in football, there's always something else to look forward to...47 days left until practice starts on October 13.

USC safety Isaac likely out for year
Anderson Independent

From Columbia (SC) The State
-USC driven to shift gears
 
Though Spurrier says Gamecocks are in a ‘building’ phase, here is how the team can reach new speeds and play in the SEC title game
-Ten questions for South Carolina
-Fun, sun in Florida
 
Clemson would fulfill great expectations by earning a berth in the ACC title game in Jacksonville
-Ten questions for Clemson

From the Charlotte Observer
-Moore turns page
 
Along one cluttered wall at Mountaineer Mania, a T-shirt shop tucked into quaint King Street, there is a line of posters tracing the modern history of Appalachian State football.
-2006 ACC Outlook
-Puzzling performance
 
During the brief "team pass" segment of practice Thursday that was open to the media, North Carolina at Chapel Hill quarterbacks Joe Dailey and Cameron Sexton didn't complete a pass. The only question when the ball was in the air was whether the defense would bat it down or intercept it.
-Panthers | 10 things needed to win it all

Grobe says it's time to get ready for Syracuse
Winston Salem Journal

August 26, 2006

WVU quarterback doesn't miss baseball
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

Duke notes- Devils hope for the best from punters
Durham Herald-Sun

Tigers' secondary improving to dispel 'weak link' criticisms
Greenville (SC) News

Aggies stun UNC-CH in soccer opener
 
First opening loss for women since '83.
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New deal for Delhomme
 
The Panthers freed up $2.25 million by restructuring the contract of quarterback Jake Delhomme, according to league sources
Raleigh News & Observer

August 25, 2006

Tech's quiet coach
 
After a year out of coaching, Mike O'Cain brings his understated approach to Virginia Tech football.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Winston Salem Journal
-IN A RUT- Virginia might be stuck in one
-Optimistic Skepticism- Seeing what happens to Wolfpack should be worth price of admission
-THE TIME IS HERE- Deacons say that Grobe's consistency, patience are ready to pay dividends
-READY TO RUN- North Carolina at Chapel Hill has more talent, better depth and higher expectations
-Youthful Hokies- Beamer has new assistants, freshmen to fill critical holes
-BANDWAGON- Clemson has high hopes
-HIGHER- Spurrier wants to raise the bar
-IT'S ATTITUDE- Duke's coach says that he is trying to build Blue Devils' morale every day
-TRIUMVIRATE- One of the Big Three is expected to rule again in the Southern Conference
-High on the Mountain- Moore says that hard work took ASU to its I-AA crown
-ASU wants to put history in its place
 
Veteran Mountaineers will play off 2005 title while trying to create identity of their own
-PRODUCE- Offense must bear more fruit for WCU to succeed

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Amato wants bruising style for Pack
-Cignetti energizes Tar Heels' offense

UNC-CH quarterbacks still battling
Durham Herald-Sun

Freshman Mullins ineligible at UNC-CH
 
SuperPrep All-American from Wendell can't play until next fall.
Greensboro News-Record

Panthers' night almost perfect
 
Carolina improves to 3-0 in preseason, but injury to Diggs dampens victory
Charlotte Observer

August 24, 2006

From the Anderson Independent
-'X' marks the spot for Clemson's Taylor, Kelly
-USC's Boyd ready for his shot

Johnson's last season at U.Va. in doubt
 
Virginia coach Al Groh has said he likely will use multiple tailbacks this season.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Clemson baseball | Creative incentives enrich Leggett’s deal
 
Coach will earn at least $300,000 just for fulfilling contract
Columbia (SC) The State

Two more in-state players commit to Devils
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Real Scrimmage- Grobe pleased with the performance of his team with 10 days left before season opener
-Prosser is starting to hear balls bounce

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Davis rough, ready
 
Pack cornerback expects big year.
-NCCU QB has change of heart

Panthers set countdown to cutdown
 
Roster questions will clear up more tonight
Charlotte Observer

August 23, 2006

From the Charlotte Observer
-Get in the game
 
Wanted: Tougher rules for athletics at UNC campuses
-49ers out of Wilderness for season
 
Charlotte 49ers men's basketball recruit An'Juan Wilderness did not enroll for fall semester this week and will attend a prep school.

Spiders to play seven of first nine at home
 
UR announced its schedule yesterday, and the Spiders will play 16 home games for the second consecutive season...Nov. 14 , East Carolina
Richmond Times Dispatch

ODU, W&M on road for BracketBusters
 
All 12 Colonial Athletic Association teams will compete in ESPN's annual basketball showcase.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Heels haven't had it easy on the football field
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-New line coach hopes Pack makes grade
-Pack fans support Lowe

From the Winston Salem Journal
-A Child of War- Mountaineers star has built new life in new country
 
Some of the things that Justin Woazeah has forgotten about his childhood in war-torn Liberia come to him in dreams.
-WFU's Tucker may do double duty
 
Senior defensive lineman likely to play both end and tackle for Deacons this season
-In college football, there is no way to beat the band
-Devils get three commitments, building class to seven

Clemson turns focus to Florida Atlantic
Greenville (SC) News

August 22, 2006

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Summer vacation short for champs
  The workout at the RecZone was voluntary, and players don't have to officially report until Sept. 14, but Carolina Hurricanes captain Rod Brind'Amour says it's time to get back to work.
-'Hot seat' talk angers Amato
  Wolfpack football headed in 'right direction,' coach says.

U.Va. report- Offensive lineman Pinigis leaves team, might transfer
The Virginian Pilot

Lowe `re-recruiting' post player Brackman
 
First-year N.C. State men's basketball coach Sidney Lowe said Monday that junior forward Andrew Brackman hasn't revealed whether he will play basketball in 2006-07.
Charlotte Observer

MOVING ON- Veteran of war in Iraq turns sights to football
 
Dennis Justiniani smiles easily when asked about football or making the move from his home in California to Charleston Southern, a small Baptist-based college.
Winston Salem Journal
(AP)

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Looking at Tigers' progress
-USC has voids on defense

August 21, 2006

Holtz says he should have fallen on sword
 
Lou Holtz says his biggest regret at South Carolina was not standing up for his son or his staff when changes were demanded after a 63-17 loss to Clemson in 2003.
Charlotte Observer (AP)

Some weighty decisions being postponed
  Trevor DeLoach of Saluda is expected to commit to USC next month according to his AAU coach Zack Norris. ...He also has offers from UT Chattanooga, Jacksonville, College of Charleston, Winthrop, East Carolina and Penn State
Columbia (SC) The State

The team Bunting built unveiled soon
Raleigh News & Observer

Abbate, mates anchor defense
Winston Salem Journal

Q&A With ASU coach Jerry Moore
Charlotte Observer

Disappointed Gibbs wants Skins to pick it up
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Joe Gibbs gives Redskins a failing grade
The Virginian Pilot

Fox in giving mood; Panthers like it
  Coach will dismiss camp early; players homeward bound today
Charlotte Observer

 

August 27, 2006

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail
-Marshall’s Moore arrested, suspended
 
Receiver out for Saturday’s game against West Virginia
-Ex-WVU fans dot Marshall roster

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Moore faces DUI charges
 
Marshall University football player Hiram Moore has been suspended for Saturday's season opener at West Virginia following his arrest on four misdemeanor charges early Saturday morning.
-Marshall vs. West Virginia- A matter of pride
-Fans differ on intensity of rivalry

Blazers missing 4 key seniors
 
Injuries haven't been devastating for UAB during fall camp. But the Blazers will probably play Saturday's season opener at No. 10-ranked Oklahoma without four seniors who were expected to play key roles on offense.
Birmingham News

UAB boasts experience — just not at quarterback or receiver
Tuscaloosa News

From the Mobile Register
-C-USA looks Golden again
-Southern Mississippi wants routine season
-Blazers ground offense

A lesson in loyalty
 
Southern Miss coach stays true to community that pulled him through personal tragedy
Gainesville Sun

OB Bowen - a true Golden Eagle
Hattiesburg American

Healthy offseason has Knights competing for spots
Orlando Sentinel

Rice coach Graham restoring players' confidence
 
Todd Graham is on the "new coach's diet." Since hiring on in January as Rice's 10th football coach of the post-Jess Neely era, Graham has dropped 22 pounds. In the process, he's raised $6 million, worked to revamp Rice's football "culture," coordinated construction projects at Rice Stadium and, while preparing for a non-conference schedule that includes Florida State, UCLA and Texas, spent a few minutes to bone up on Rice football history.
Houston Chronicle

McCrary fulfilling potential at U of M
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Green Wave gets confidence boot
 
When Tulane freshman Ross Thevenot sailed his kickoff through the end zone to begin the Green Wave's first scrimmage of preseason drills, there were oohs and aahs from the assembled fans.
-Seeking answers for college season
 
It's the week we've been waiting for. No, not the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, but the opening of college football season.

August 26, 2006

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Locking up Snyder the right move
-Bradshaw returns to practice
-Questions surround '06 college football season

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Herd might need Devine intervention
-Injury paves the way for MU receiver to gain playing time

From the Jackson Clarion Ledger
-Southern Miss linebacker gains year of eligibilty
-Foul weather, lightning interrupt Eagles' practice
-Natural instincts set Biloxian apart

Eagles get weekend off before tackling Florida game plan
 
What would you do if you knew this weekend would be your last free weekend until January?
Hattiesburg American

West enjoys DeAngelo's 98-yarder
 
The smile on guard Travis Cooley's face says just about all one needs to know about how Southern Miss' offensive linemen are handling high preseason expectations.
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Thundering Herd- Gazing into a murky crystal ball
Beckley Register-Herald

Curtis plays role as TU's new hitman
  Ted Curtis is a rolling ball of thunder in the University of Tulsa backfield. The junior tight end from Moore is mastering the role of blocking back. He regularly crashes into teammates during practice.
Tulsa World

Senior end welcomes new beginning
 
Jermaine McElveen figures he's flying under the radar entering his final football season at UAB.
Birmingham News

These guys eager to play a real game
 
UCF will open its season at home for the first time since 1999 next Saturday.
Orlando Sentinel

Safety Jackson healthy, ready to help Wave
  Long before Hurricane Katrina made Aug. 29 a date that will live in local infamy, it already wasn't exactly Carlis Jackson's favorite day of the year.
New Orleans Times Picayune

SMU center Fall regains eligibility
  SMU's basketball program got some good news Thursday, when center Bamba Fall was declared eligible. Fall, who is 7-1 and set a school record for blocks by a freshman, was declared academically ineligible after last season. He responded in summer classes, raising his grade-point average above the NCAA minimum.
Dallas Morning News

Ranking The Conferences
espn.com

August 25, 2006

From conferenceusa.com
-C-USA Women's Soccer Preseason Release
-Seven C-USA Players Named to Butkus Award Watch List
-Weather Again Mars USM Football Practice
-O-Line Continues To Gel As Tulane Wraps Week 2 Of Preseason CampWeather Again Mars USM Football Practice
-UAB Continues Preseason Preparations For No. 5 Oklahoma

Tie goes to veteran Williams in QB contest
 
The plan calls for UAB senior Chris Williams to take the first snap for the Blazers on Sept. 2 in Norman, Okla.
Birmingham News

From the Orlando Sentinel
-SPACE RACE
 
Knights feel the force after '05
-KEY MOMENTS IN GOLDEN KNIGHTS HISTORY

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail
-Facilities tops in Marcum's plans
-Predicting MU season with precision
-Marshall picks up dismissed Volunteer

Marshall board approves pay raise for AD
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

Eagles focus on Florida
Hattiesburg American

Eagles trumpet fab front
 
The smile on guard Travis Cooley's face says just about all one needs to know about how Southern Miss' offensive linemen are handling high preseason expectations.
Jackson Clarion Ledger

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Extra weight, experience could make Singleton valued WR
-Williams lifts Panthers

Former Florida prep star enrolls at UTEP
 
It appears Fred Rouse -- the top-rated receiver nationally coming out of high school -- is a UTEP Miner. At least in the classroom.
El Paso Times

Landmine Games for Every Team
College Football News

With so many changes, college football season is up in the air
USA Today

Burst pipe floods Superdome
New Orleans Times Picayune

August 24, 2006

From conferenceusa.com
-Bell Helicopter to Sponsor Newly-Named Armed Forces Bowl
 
The four-year old post-season college football game formerly known as the Fort Worth Bowl...is now the Armed Forces Bowl.
-Cougar Continue Preparations For Their Season-Opening Game At Rice
-Blazers Turn Focus to Oklahoma During Wednesday's Practice

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

Davis at peace as he starts up at UAB
 
The two phone conversations couldn't have been more different.
ESPN

Getting a leg up on the competition
 
Parker Mullins is entering his fourth football season at UAB. He was the team's starting punter the first three seasons and handled field goals and extra points last season.
Birmingham News

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Healthy O-line making difference
-Friends of Coal Bowl trophy unveiled
-AD Marcum receives contract extension

MU's Morris is on the mark
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

Starting RB Martin has some competition
Dallas Morning News

From the El Paso Times
-Running back Lane leaving UTEP
-Brain injury ends lineman's career

From the Hattiesburg American
-Golden Eagles ready to begin Florida work
-Southern Miss basketball team hits the ground running and running

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Faulk misses practice after teeth pulled
-Ex-RB Barnes sparkles at WR

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-West gushes over Tigers' play
-That sound is the laughter coming from Liberty Bowl
-Former Tigers interested in coaching roles
-Tiger football notebook

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-UCF'S Moffett Takes Charge
-Dozier emerging at outside linebacker

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail
-Herd's two-deep roster set, but battles still wage
 
Cornerback and backup QB spots still up for grabs
-Some hefty stakes
 
Friends of Coal Bowl championship trophy unveiled in Huntington

It's shape up or don't play for Wave lineman
  If there was one thing Tulane coach Chris Scelfo believed he could count on about his team this season it was that the defensive front would be solid.
New Orleans Times Picayune

UH defense draws on new spark
Houston Chronicle

August 23, 2006

From conferenceusa.com
-Hunt Reinstated to Memphis Tiger Basketball Team
-UH Football Begins Preparations for Rice
-Owls Ready To Begin 2006 Campaign
-Defense Rules The Day Again In Day 12 Of Tulane's Football Preseason Practice
-Southern Miss Men's Basketball Begins Preparations For Bahamas Preseason Exhibition Tour
-UAB Basketball Holds First Practice of 2006-07 Campaign

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Tulane's biggest challenge rebounding from Katrina
-Terrell's talent matching his size

With Lauzon out, Herd passing game must aim lower
Charleston (WV)
Gazette Mail

Loss of Lauzon dents Marshall’s receiver depth
  Marshall’s depth at wide receiver took a hit when junior Shawn Lauzon was lost for the season because of a dislocated hip.
Beckley Register-Herald

Marshall relying on a pair of freshmen to fill defensive void
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

Quarterback Mayo listed as ineligible
 
Coach George O'Leary said QB Terry Mayo, a standout at Reedley (Calif.) College the past two years, is ineligible and isn't enrolled for the fall.
Orlando Sentinel

The quiet man
  Tarrion Adams isn't the most vocal University of Tulsa football player. That just isn't his style.
Tulsa World

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-U of M reinstates guard Hunt
-Still mending
-Tiger QB an open question

Eagles look lot livelier
Hattiesburg American

Offensive line's inexperience concern for TU
  Rapid maturity needed for youthful group to be effective
New Orleans Times Picayune

New coach, little running in preseason practice
 
Mike Davis held his first practice as the UAB head basketball coach Tuesday afternoon. It didn't take long to see that things could be a bit different in Bartow Arena than when Mike Anderson was the program's head coach.
Birmingham News

August 22, 2006

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail
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Snyder- Replay rule a 'no-win'
 
The replay officials are all back in Conference USA with a year under their belts and clearer equipment to view. Now, the 12 coaches become the rookies.
-MU's Rodamer facing charges
 
 Marshall free safety Geremy Rodamer and two former Thundering Herd players face misdemeanor charges following their weekend arrests, police said Monday.

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Lauzon not letting injury get him down
-Rodamer, ex-Herd players charged with misdemeanors

Healthy competition increasing for Tigers
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Birmingham News
-Video gives clearer picture
 
UAB head football coach Watson Brown stood near midfield Saturday at Legion Field as he assessed his team's performance in the second and final scrimmage of fall camp.
-Blazers begin work for trip to Bahamas
 
Mike Davis' tenure as UAB's men's basketball coach gets a head start today when the Blazers begin practice for a preseason trip to the Bahamas.

Neal a big hit for Knights
 
It happens almost by accident.
Orlando Sentinel

From conferenceusa.com
-Tulane Football Practice 'Picks Up' In Day 11 Of Preseason Camp
-Southern Miss Football Holds Final Two-A-Day Practice
-UH Practice Closed to General Publi

UTEP football depth reveals surprises
El Paso Times

Hard-nosed tight end adds a physical presence to Herd line
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

SMU punter takes position to new heights
Dallas Morning News

Davis, Brown ease Wave's comfort level
  Going into last year's fall practice, Tulane offensive coordinator Frank Scelfo knew replacing wide receivers Roydell Williams and Chris Bush was going to be a monumental task.
New Orleans Times Picayune

August 21, 2006

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd's Rodamer arrested early Sunday morning
-Waggoner holding out hope for new baseball stadium
-Herd's McClellan growing up fast

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail
-A closer look at Snyder’s new deal
-MU’s Rodamer, two former LBs arrested

Small wants to be Herd's No. 1 back
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

Tulsa's success makes Kragthorpe a hot commodity
ESPN.com

Tulsa the favorite in C-USA
Charlotte Observer

NCAA Football Previews from the Sports Network
-UAB Blazers
-Tulsa Golden Hurricane
-Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles
-SMU Mustangs
-Rice Owls
-Marshall Thundering Herd
-Houston Cougars
-Tulane Green Wave

Rice shows only basics on offense
Houston Chronicle

New coach Wilt adds spark to unit
  Like the jag of gray running through the middle of his hair, first-year assistant coach Bill Wilt has delivered a jolt to the Southern Miss defensive line.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Wave hopes to see bit more backbone
  During last Wednesday's morning practice, Tulane sophomore linebacker Evan Lee got the best of junior running back Matt Forté at the start of the squad's one-on-one drills.
New Orleans Times Picayune