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January 7, 2007
I'm Not Going To Take It Any More Day

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: Pirates find relief before C-USA wars
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Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Bearcats win bowl north of the border
Yellow Jackets dispense stern discipline
Southern Miss subdues Lady Pirates at the line

From ecupirates.com
-Men's Basketball Ends Seven-Game Skid With Win Over Chowan
  Freshmen Gabe Blair and John Fields each registered a double-double to lead East Carolina to a 68-50 win over Division II foe Chowan here Saturday night, ending a seven-game losing streak.

-Women's Basketball Hosts UCF Sunday Afternoon
  The East Carolina women's basketball team will look for its second Conference USA win as the Lady Pirates host UCF Sunday afternoon.

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates snap streak
  ECU freshman Fields shines as team ends seven-game skid
-ECU students use play, friends to stay fit
  The squeak of the glossy hardwood. The swoosh of running feet. The thwack of ball meeting racquet.

East Carolina ends seven-game skid with win over D-II Chowan
  Debut by freshman Fields is impressive as well for Pirates
New Bern Sun Journal

Basketball- Trip into the great unknown for Pitt
  The South Florida Bulls are having a hard time with the Big East transition. One Pitt player knows what the players from South Florida are going through. Mike Cook played against the five new Big East members when he was at East Carolina in Conference USA.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Football's fun, but baseball is what he'll play in college
  Spencer Terry is also expected to pick a college soon...The senior right-handed pitcher is leaning toward either Elon or East Carolina.
Charlotte Observer

January 6, 2007
Epiphany
Twelfth Day
Three Kings Day

From Bonesville.net
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Tide contract gets reaction from Iowa senator
LSU, Louisville QB's put on show for NFL scouts
Ducks knocked from unbeaten ranks by USC

From ecupirates.com
-Women's Basketball Drops Heartbreaker to Southern Miss, 65-59
-Men's Basketball - ECU vs. Chowan Hawks Game Notes (.pdf)

Hawkcast- live audio
  Chowan will travel to Greenville on Saturday where they will face off against East Carolina University at 7:00pm. Listen to the HawkCast as play-by-play man Gattis Hodges brings you the action live from courtside. Airtime will begin at 6:45pm
chowan.edu

ECU women falter against Southern Miss
Greenville Daily Reflector

Lady Eagles celebrate road win
  Southern Miss' women connected on 7 of 8 free throws in the final 28.3 seconds Friday night to secure a 65-59 victory over East Carolina
Jackson Clarion Ledger

Prospect Watch - Jan. 5
  Catching up on some signings from the 2007 class: East Carolina inked a trio from North Carolina, including Tiahana Brown, a 6-1 forward from Southeast High
HoopGurlz.com (scout.com)

BC football staff gets a makeover
  The biggest change at The Heights comes on offense, where former East Carolina coach Steve Logan will take over as coordinator and quarterbacks coach
Boston Herald

January 5, 2007

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: Talk 1070 execs in on new radio venture
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Caulton Tudor)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Baseball: "Meet the Pirates" is Jan. 27
C-USA soccer standouts converge on combine
Cowher expected to resign as Steelers coach

From ecupirates.com
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Lady Pirates Look For Third Straight Win, Host Southern Miss Friday Evening
-ECU Announces Baseball's Annual Meet the Pirates
  East Carolina University baseball fans will get their first chance to meet the 2007 Pirates up close and personal on Saturday, Jan. 27

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU women try for third straight win

-Dillard trying to fill the lane for 4-8 ECU Pirates
  When a player is thrust into the starting lineup unexpectedly, one of two things usually happen.

January 4, 2007

From Bonesville.net
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Steve Logan, Boyd Lee)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Crimson Tide shows Saban the money
Southern Miss has last bullet in C-USA gun
Marshall's Dorris named C-USA player of week

ECU assistant coach leaving for Boston College
  Special teams and tight ends coach Don Yanowsky was leaves after one season
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates looking for good news
  Seven-game losing streak has put team in deep hole
New Bern Sun Journal

ECU pounds Marshall at Minges
Kinston Free Press

Automatically athletes?
  Critics might argue that all a driver does is sit in a car and turn left....As it turns out, many of NASCAR’s top drivers were star athletes in other sports long before they began their racing careers.
Smoky Mountain Sentinel

January 3, 2007
Festival of Sleep Day

From Bonesville.net
WNCT: Talk of the Town (M. McCarthy, D. Parrott)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Boise State inserts itself into national title picture
Lady Pirates master Marshall in C-USA opener
Alabama coaching search focusing on Saban
Paterno watches Penn State win from press box

Women's Basketball Opens 2007 With a Bang, Downs Marshall 73-51
  Jessica Slack's 16 points led the East Carolina women's basketball squad to a convincing 73-51 win over Marshall Tuesday evening at Minges Coliseum in the Lady Pirates Conference USA opener. ECU improves to 4-2 in C-USA openers and ties the all-time series record with Marshall at 3-3.
ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU women roll in C-USA opener
-Going bowling with the Pirates (from 12.31.06)

Herd women fall to C-USA foe ECU
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Logan takes post as BC coordinator
  The next stop for the "Logan Zone" will be Logan International Airport.
Raleigh News & Observer

Logan says he's BC coordinator
  Former East Carolina head coach Steve Logan, who for the past three seasons has been a quarterbacks coach and an offensive coordinator in NFL Europe, announced yesterday he had accepted an offer to become Boston College's offensive coordinator.
Boston Globe

Florida Gator parents adopt "We Believe" slogan
  The inspiration for Earl Rissler's "We Believe" campaign came when the father of five football-playing sons sat in the stands and watched North Carolina State lose to East Carolina in the 1992 Peach Bowl.
Sarasota (FL) Herald-Tribune

January 2, 2007
National Day of Mourning for Former President Gerald Ford

From Bonesville.net
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BVL: Wake bombards Pirates
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Bobby Knight gets milestone victory
Gophers coach Mason axed after bowl loss
Hurricanes hang on in Coker's last game
Seminoles' Timmons taking talents to NFL

Pirates Lose To Demon Deacons, 81-65
  Sam Hinnant scored 13 points and James Dillard and Darrell Jenkins added 12 each for East Carolina (4-8), which suffered its seventh consecutive loss.
ecupirates.com

Wake Freshmen Lead Balanced Effort in 81-65 Victory Over East Carolina
wakeforestsports.com

Hot shooting helps Wake Forest storm past East Carolina 81-65
Winston Salem Journal

Deacs' shots drop this time
  The Demon Deacons shot 57.1 percent from the field, including 12-for-22 from behind the 3-point line, and defeated East Carolina 81-65 at Joel Coliseum.
Greensboro News-Record

Gurley takes out Pirates
New Bern Sun Journal

Gurley steps up for Deacs
Raleigh News & Observer (AP)

Recruiting report- Holiday weekend news in review
  Riverdale wide receiver Rashad Tukes has received offers from South Carolina, Memphis and East Carolina.
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription req'd)

January 1, 2007
New Year's Day

From Bonesville.net
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Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Thundering Herd shocks Hokies
Costner leads Wolfpack to rout of UNCW
Boston College kings for a day in Queen City

Pirate Basketball Gameday Central
  East Carolina will usher in 2007 Monday afternoon with a New Year's Day game at Wake Forest (2 p.m./No TV)
ecupirates.com

Wake Forest will take on East Carolina today
Winston Salem Journal

From the Kinston Free Press
-Ingram ready for return to Wake
-The difference in football fans- College vs. pro

Ingram making return to Wake as a Pirate
Greenville Daily Reflector

Gameday | ECU @ Wake Forest
Charlotte Observer

Here’s hoping for a happy New Year
Washington Daily News

Gray newest QB candidate
  Replaces Garrard in loss to KC
jaguars.com

8-8, so-so, bye-bye
  Coach Jack Del Rio opened a quarterback Pandora's Box on Sunday when the Jaguars ended the season with a loss that raised more questions about the team's future than it answered
Jacksonville Times-Union

 

January 7, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Devils denied at finish
  Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski isn't pleased with Greg Paulus' decision to try a 3-pointer on Duke's last possession -- or with the Devils' 22 turnovers. Virginia Tech defeats the Blue Devils 69-67.
-Eagles muzzle Pack
-O'Brien brings in 2 more BC aides
-ACC teams must play catch-up
  The Atlantic Coast Conference has a long way to go in football recruiting this season.

Wake Forest storms past Miami
  Hale scores 17 points in second half to lead Deacons to 59-58 win
Winston Salem Journal

Drexel gives UNCW lesson
  The benches inside the toasty Daskalakis Athletic Center told the tale Saturday afternoon.
Wilmington Star News

From espn.com
-Cincinnati wins inaugural International Bowl
-Schiano wins Eddie Robinson Award as top coach
-NCAA president calls for hiring of more black coaches

Tigers make it sweet 16
  Clemson is only undefeated Division I team after victory over Georgia Tech
Greenville (SC) News

USC faces statement game
  Gamecocks treating Kansas as the unofficial start to the conference season
Columbia (SC) The State

January 6, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Yow gets good news on health
  NCSU women's coach ponders return
-BC coaches join Pack
  N.C. State head coach Tom O'Brien will bring his entire offensive coaching staff from Boston College, including former Wolfpack assistant Dana Bible.

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Liberty Bowl trophy takes slow ride home to USC
  The trophy survived a long ride in the crowded back seat of a Pontiac and a three-hour stop in a Hooters’ parking lot outside Atlanta
-Jones may head for USC’s roost
  Former Lower Richland star likely coming home after transferring from Syracuse

U.Va.'s backup QB leaving school
  Kevin McCabe, who started one game last season, wants to transfer to a Division II school
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Winston Salem Journal
-'It's a Whole New Ball Game'
  Young Deacons will go on the road against pesky Hurricanes tonight
-WSSU falls to Morgan State 53-50
-Streaking Apps to take on Mocs

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Devils ready to get going
  Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski realizes that his Blue Devils haven't always looked like a top-five team in preparation for the rigorous ACC schedule that starts today against Virginia Tech, but the Blue Devils have managed to amass a win-loss record worthy of such a ranking.
-Eagles face road test today
  Henry Dickerson hopes his N.C. Central men’s basketball team can end its road woes tonight.
-Struggling Canes looking to have fun
-Cowher's Career Was a Constant Shake-Up

Hot start puts Tigers in rare company
  Clemson puts unbeaten mark up against Georgia Tech today
Greenville (SC) News

WVU assistant gets Central Michigan job
  Central Michigan hired West Virginia receivers coach Butch Jones on Friday to guide its football program
Charleston (WV)
Gazette

January 5, 2007

Coker- No interest in UNC-CH job
  Former Miami head coach Larry Coker — who coached with Butch Davis at Miami and Oklahoma State — said he doesn't anticipate re-joining Davis in Chapel Hill.
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Charlotte Observer
-Football talks to continue at Charlotte
  University could authorize study of sport's feasibility in February
-Bobcats find an unexpected go-to guy
-Top assistant leaves FSU to join Saban
-49ers' effort can't make up for errors

Coaches keep eye on Saban contract
  Spurrier happy with ‘middle of the pack’ deal from USC
Columbia (SC) The State

Big East proves its BCS status, now, about the ACC...
Suffolk News-Herald

Despite tough Chick-fil-A Bowl loss, future of Tech football remains bright
  The 2007 schedule. LSU, Florida State, Miami, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Ohio and East Carolina all went to bowls following this past season....you've got the most challenging and exciting schedule in Tech history.
hokiesports.com

Wake Forest- Even better football in '07?
Greensboro News-Record

Coaches’ denials growing tiresome
Kinston Free Press

BLOG: The latest scoop on coaching changes
  Been making some calls, and here's what I'm hearing on the coaching front.
The Sporting News

Addition of Minter has ASU on winning streak
  Fancher says UVa transfer is 'like winning the lottery'
Winston Salem Journal

UNCW may not flip this switch
  Horowitz leads the charge for reserves in loss
Wilmington Star News

January 4, 2007

From the Charlotte Observer
-UNC Charlotte officials to discuss football
  UNC Charlotte Chancellor Phil Dubois and university trustees today will discuss a hot topic among some students and alumni: whether the school should have football.
-49ers open A-10 slate at Dayton
-`Purist' McInnis is a Bobcat
  Silas: Outspoken former W. Charlotte guard to fit in

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Boise State leaves us wanting more
  BCS gives us Broncos, but not enough
-Why the long wait before the BCS championship game
?
-Hokies rally by Spiders
  Zabian Dowdell scored 22 points as Virginia Tech overcame stubborn Richmond 65-53 in a nonconference men's basketball game Wednesday night.
-Deacs feel foundation for success is in place
-January gives Canes a chance to make a move
  The Carolina Hurricanes spent the first three months of the season just trying to survive. They see January as their time to thrive.
-WNBA folds Sting franchise
  Poor attendance causes Bobcats, league to give up.

Spurrier can relate to Saban's quandary
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Birmingham News
-Saban arrives
-College football world shocked by Alabama's deal with Saban

Big East Nearing Perfection in Bowl Games
New York Times

Unbeaten Big East makes a case for top football conference
St Petersburg Times

Hammonds keeps Tigers unbeaten
  In front of friends and family, the junior sinks winning layup with 3 seconds left
Columbia (SC) The State

Sheldon, Raley-Ross step up for injury-depleted Gamecocks
  This wasn't a basketball game -- it was an episode of "General Hospital," starring the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

W&M defeats G. Mason
  Facing last year's Cinderella Story of college basketball, William and Mary dominates the glass and beats George Mason for the first time in five years.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

NFL: Panthers’ cloudy future
Fayetteville Observer

January 3, 2007

Out of steam? Wake Forest unable to hold three-point lead in fourth quarter
Winston Salem Journal

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Wake fumbles away its chances
-UNCG falls to N.C. State in OT

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Spartans extend Wolfpack to the limit
  It took clutch plays and all the heart, hustle and guts the Pack had to wrest this gut-check game from a spirited Spartans team that made a school-record 16 3-pointers. The Wolfpack won 95-93 in overtime against UNC-Greensboro on Tuesday night.
-Deacs drop the ball
  Wake Forest, which did a good job of taking care of the ball throughout the season, runs out of magic against Louisville.
-Pagano to lead Heels' 'D'
  Chuck Pagano, who coached the defensive backs at East Carolina in 1989 and from 1992-94, must try to revitalize a defense that was ranked 92nd in the nation.

Eagles fall to No. 11 Aggies
  If coach Gregg Marshall has learned anything about his team in 14 non-conference games, it's the kind of opponent that give his Eagles fits.
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Seahawks, Pride going in opposite directions
Wilmington Star News

Tigers face rite of manhood
  Start of ACC play signals a time when ‘real men are made’ and perfect records gain legitimacy
Columbia (SC) The State

McRoberts powers Blue Devils past Owls
Durham Herald Sun

Virginia Tech has too many flaws to win title next year
The Virginian Pilot

Gator Bowl memorable, but not an instant classic
Charleston (WV) Gazette

January 2, 2007

New Years bowl coverage from foxsports.com
-Instant Classic
  If you went to bed early Monday, you missed one of the greatest bowl games of all-time in the Fiesta Bowl.
FIESTA BOWL HIGHLIGHTS
-Booty better as USC routs Michigan in Rose
-Wisconsin finishes off first 12-win season
-West Virginia wins Gator Bowl despite injured Slaton
-Penn St. didn't need Paterno on sideline
-Auburn ends season on high note in Dallas

From the College Football News
-In what might be the best game in college football history, Boise State captures America's heart
-2007 FedEx Orange Bowl - Louisville vs. Wake Forest
  What about an eleven-win season and an ACC championship doesn't the world get?

The big day arrives
  After month of waiting, WFU will play tonight
Winston Salem Journal

Orange Bowl marks a big step for Wake Forest, Louisville
Greensboro News-Record

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Later, Gator jinx
  WVU gets past obstacles, rallies to beat Georgia Tech 38-35
-Rodriguez proved his worth on New Year’s Day

Eagles take on hungry No. 11 Texas A&M
  Winthrop (10-3) faces its fourth top-25 opponent of the season tonight when the Eagles walk into Reed Arena to take on No. 11 Texas A&M (11-2).
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Knight passes Smith's record
  Texas Tech helps coach win No. 880.
-Town's link to Deacs is weak
  WFU's old home shrugs at bowl bid.
-UNC-Greensboro at N.C. State

Dean's reign is over
  Nearly 10 years after UNC legend Dean Smith passed Kentucky's Adolph Rupp as the all-time winningest men's basketball coach in Division I, Texas Tech's Bobby Knight set the new mark Monday with his 880th win.
Durham Herald Sun

Bowden runs out of excuses for failures
Anderson Independent

Gibbs faces complicated off-season
The Virginian Pilot

Grounded- Falcons fire Mora
espn.com

January 1, 2007

Deacons' assistant lived the tragedy
  It is a real memory. On Nov. 14, 1970, Mitchell, a captain and cornerback at East Carolina, had been part of a 17-14 victory over Marshall.
Florida Sun Sentinel

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Orange Bowl Notebook
  Bobby Dodd Award special, Grobe says
-Panthers end season with a win

UNCW missed chances vs. Pack
Wilmington Star News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Better late than never
  Fifth-ranked Duke saves itself a long postgame debriefing by trading a shaky first half for an energetic, productive second half that ends with a 70-51 men's baske
-NHL: Canes end their big year with loss
-NFL: Carolina knows change coming
-NFL: Cowher hasn't decided yet

First impressions reveal differences in new coaches
Fayetteville Observer

It's showtime in Jacksonville
  It is a real memory. On Nov. 14, 1970, Mitchell, a captain and cornerback at East Carolina, had been part of a 17-14 victory over Marshall.
Florida Sun Sentinel
Charleston Gazette

 

January 7, 2007

C-USA Bowl Gameday: 2007 GMAC Bowl - Ohio vs. Southern Miss
  Only two games left in the college football season. Before you get ready for the national championship, Kalvin McRae and Ohio take on Southern Miss in the 2007 GMAC Bowl.
College Football News

From the Hattiesburg American
-Bowl day finally arrives
  The Southern Miss football team hasn't played a game in 37 days. An entire month's worth of analysis, debate and discussion will be rendered meaningless at 7 p.m. today inside Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
-Savannah St. stuns Eagles
  Chris Linton hit a game-winning jumper with nine seconds remaining to lift Savannah State to a 54-52 non-conference basketball victory over Southern Miss Saturday afternoon at Tiger Arena.

From the Jackson Clarion Ledger
-Welcome to January
  Southern Miss hasn't played a football game in January in nearly 50 years.
-Look out for...
-3 Keys for Southern Miss
-Road still unkind to Golden Eagles

Eagles want to go out in style
Biloxi Sun Herald

From conferenceusa.com
-Blazers Drop C-USA Opener To UTEP, 76-63
-Taylor, Payne Lead UCF Past South Dakota State
-Last Second Shot Trips Southern Miss at Savannah State, 54-52, Saturday
-George Washington Tops Marshall, 74-65
-Tulsa Ends Non-Conference Schedule With 72-64 Win over Texas-Pan American
-Mustangs Claim 60-56 Overtime Victory Over Brown

Davis angry, embarrassed after loss
  UAB men's basketball coach Mike Davis soaked in the warm applause after his introduction prior to the Blazers Conference USA opener at UTEP. The first-year UAB coach then strolled over to the scorers table and commented on the friendliness of the patrons at the Don Haskins Center.
Birmingham News

From the El Paso Times
-Defense leads to key Conference USA victory
-Miners lead from start to finish in big first win

SMU men win in OT
  Donatas Rackauskas hit a 3-pointer with six seconds remaining in overtime to help SMU seal a 60-56 victory over Brown on Saturday night.
Dallas Morning News

Herd sees big lead slip away in defeat
  George Washington turned things around in the second half in a big way to defeat Marshall on Saturday.
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Dozier begins to tap into huge potential
  Tiger plays his own game, is better for it
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Golden Knights cruise to victory
Orlando Sentinel

January 6, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-Jan. 5- Women's Basketball Roundup
  Southern Miss connected on 7-of-8 free throws in the last 28.3 seconds of the game in a 65-59 victory over East Carolina Friday night and posting its first road win of the season.
-Jan. 6 Men's Basketball Notebook
  Davis and Barbee Make Conference USA Head Coaching Debuts

From the Jackson Clarion Ledger
-Eagles, Bobcats prepare to lace up gloves
  Counter to GMAC Bowl tradition, Sunday's game figures to be slugfest
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Notebook- Game sells out in record time
  GMAC Bowl officials announced Friday that Sunday night's game between Southern Miss and Ohio University was a sellout.
-Solich seen as favorite for Minnesota vacancy
  Two other potential candidates listed by the Star-Tribune: Tulsa coach Steve Kragthorpe and East Carolina coach Skip Holtz.
-Facing last USM start, Batiste has no regrets
-Road trip worries Eagles' Eustachy

ON-JOB TRAINING
 As a first-year starting quarterback for Southern Miss, Jeremy Young endured his share of ups and downs during the course of the 2006 season and believes he'll enter the GMAC Bowl on Sunday night against Ohio University a wiser player.
Mobile Register

From the Hattiesburg American
-USM crew staying busy
-Boomer tells Bower that Raiders' job is open
-Eagle fans flocking to bowl

MOBILE MAULING?
  Golden Eagles gear up for Ohio Bobcats
Biloxi Sun Herald

‘We Are Marshall' is anything but a true story
Charleston (WV) Daily
Mail

Herd visits rebuilt GW
Charleston (WV)
Gazette

From the Birmingham News
-Callaway adds three more to staff
  UAB head football coach Neil Callaway announced the addition of Eric Schumann, Tyson Helton and Ervin Lewis to his first staff.
-Current events concern Davis in C-USA opener
  An unforgettable evening in El Paso won't find its way into Mike Davis' pre-game speech tonight when his UAB men's basketball team prepares to take the floor at the Don Haskins Center for the Conference USA opener against UTEP.

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Whitted, Herd looking to steal road win at George Washington
-Snyder's focus on recruiting, finding defensive coordinator

Miners set for second season to begin today
  The chase for a championship, the chase for postseason, the chase to make a season begins tonight in the Don Haskins Center, in arenas all over Conference USA.
El Paso Times

SMU's nonconference season ends with Brown
Dallas Morning News

U of M fans irked by Finch event
  University says focus was on fund-raising for icon
Memphis Commercial Appeal

January 5, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-No. 22 Memphis Dominates Cincinnati 88-55
-Doherty Gets Win No. 100 As Mustangs Top Broncs
-Non-Conference Play for Southern Miss Ends Saturday with Road Tilt at Savannah State
-UCF Continues Road Trip at South Dakota State

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers treat boisterous home fans to blowout win over Cincy
-They're still the Bearcats, so this victory was sweet
-West backs new football stadium

From the Hattiesburg American
-USM defense to play patient
-USM players get bevy of gifts during bowl game trip

ONE LAST TIME
  GMAC Bowl to end D'Angelo's USM career
Biloxi Sun Herald

Toledo fills out his Green Wave coaching staff
  Tulane football coach Bob Toledo returned to New Orleans on Wednesday night, and with him was his completed football staff.
New Orleans Times Picayune

UTEP men ready for C-USA play
  And now it is on. UTEP and Alabama-Birmingham, a pair of 8-6 teams with much higher aspirations, will face off Saturday night in the Don Haskins Center to begin the Conference USA schedule.
El Paso Times

O'Leary promotes Kelly to wide receivers coach
Orlando Sentinel

Former Marshall QB is NFL's Comeback Player of the Year
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Doherty gets 100th win in SMU's victory
Dallas Morning News

Finally, Herd gets a breather
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

January 4, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-Cougars Edged In Lexington
  Kentucky had its worst shooting game of the season but held off Houston 77-70 Wednesday night
-Houston's Lanny Smith Will Sit Out the Rest of the 2006-07 Season
-Thundering Herd Dumps Bobcats, 70-60
-UCF-Colorado Postgame Notes
-Football Continues GMAC Bowl Preparation

USM Football- Chompin' at the bit
  The horses have returned to the fold, and the hosses up front are ready to roll.
Jackson Clarion Ledger

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-McRath tackles all the adversity
  Southern Miss linebacker Gerald McRath has stared adversity between the eyes on three different occasions
-Darren does Houston
  McCaleb tapped for All-Star Classic

Denley blossoms for USM
Mobile Register

Effects of C-USA split still being felt
  Bearcats struggling in expanded Big East
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Whitted fuels Herd's comeback
  Marshall guard Tre Whitted and assistant coach Kenny Blakeney played a shooting game in practice leading up to the Ohio game.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Whitted’s treys lift Marshall
  Senior scores 19 points as Herd rallies past Ohio
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Buffs boot Knights
  A well-rested Colorado squad had six players score in double figures -- including 21 points from Kal Bay -- as the Buffaloes beat UCF 96-87 on Wednesday night.
Orlando Sentinel

USM topples Auburn
Hattiesburg American

Not even Almond's 44 save Rice from Vanderbilt
  Owls can't erase 18-0 hole; Vandy's Foster pours in 29
Houston Chronicle

January 3, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-Beasley's Jumper Gives Eagles 56-54 Win Over Auburn
-Vanderbilt Holds Off Rice Rally to Win
-Jan. 2 Men's Basketball Notebook
-Jan. 2- C-USA Women's Basketball Roundup

From the Jackson Clarion Ledger
-USM Football- Conference pride rests with Eagles
  Bowl-seasoned USM represents C-USA's last hope for postseason victory after four others go down
-USM Hoops- Winning touch
  For three years, Southern Miss had been searching for that signature basketball victory it could present to its home crowd at Green Coliseum.

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-Golden Eagles get back to grind in Mobile
  USM hopes for GMAC victory, 9-win season
-Beasley's jumper beats Auburn
  Southern Miss claims dramatic victory

Beasley nails winning shot, then Tigers just miss 60-footer
Birmingham News

National media zeroing in on Golden Eagles
  One reason GMAC Bowl officials were ecstatic about moving the game back to Jan. 7 is that the event would get media attention for the entire bowl season
Hattiesburg American

Bowl excitement greets Bobcats, Golden Eagles
  Ohio University senior quarterback Austen Everson knew this road trip was going to be different when he climbed aboard the Bobcats' chartered jumbo jet early Tuesday morning.
Mobile Register

Miners roll in final tuneup for C-USA
  UTEP continued its offensive onslaught on a chilly Tuesday night in the Don Haskins Center, obliterating Cal-Riverside 95-55 in its final non-conference game of the season.
El Paso Times

Herd hosts Ohio in rematch
Huntington Herald Dispatch

UH's Kolb takes first steps on road to NFL draft
Houston Chronicle

Proposed stadium- It's gonna cost ya
  If a Memphis booster has the means and the desire to build the Tigers a new football home, he'll be doing a great service to his university. But the city shouldn't be called upon to foot the bill.
Memphis Commercial Appeal

January 2, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-Houston's Basketball Team Travels To Kentucky on Jan. 3
-Owls Host Vanderbilt
-SMU Basketball Begins New Year At Home On Thursday At 7 p.m.
-Southern Miss Football Returns to Practice Field After Holiday Break
-UCF Basketball to Begin 2007 on the Road

Auburn travels to Southern Miss
  Southern Mississippi will host an SEC school for the first time in more than a decade when Auburn plays its final non-conference game there tonight.
Mobile Register

SEC comes to Reed Green for first time in a decade
  USM to take on Auburn at home
Biloxi Sun Herald

Miners get final tuneup as C-USA play nears
  "Just win it, that's our goal for this game," junior Marvin Kilgore said. "Whatever way, we need to get a win."
El Paso Times

'Great' fans help Marshall in its upset of Virginia Tech
  Every time that everybody starts to write this Marshall basketball team off ...
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

January 1, 2007

College postseason future still cloudy
  "What's the long-term plan to grow college football — the five-year, 10-year, 20-year plan?" said Britton Banowsky, the commissioner of Conference USA
Gainesville Sun

'We had to have heart'
Hattiesburg American

Bears hire UH assistant receivers coach Phillips
Waco Tribune Herald

Herd gets it done late to beat Hokies
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Wave, UNO out for style points
New Orleans Times Picayune

Jan. 1- C-USA Women's Basketball Notebook
conferenceusa.com