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Conference USA

January 28, 2007
Anniversary - Challenger Space Shuttle Explosion

-BVL: Pirates punchless in loss to UAB
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
McCullough will manage in Gulf Coast League
Officials' timing error aided Duke win
Western Carolina guard recovering at home

LeClair's Jersey No. 23 Awarded To Junior Chris Powell
  Powell Becomes The First Pitcher To Wear The Honorary Jersey and The Fifth Pirate Overall

-Women's Basketball Set To Face Marshall Sunday Afternoon on CSTV
  The East Carolina women's basketball team concludes its three game road swing with a 3:00 p.m. nationally televised game at Marshall.

-Men's Basketball Unable To Keep Pace With The Blazers
  The Pirates fall by 16 at home to UAB, 56-42

-Lady Pirates Open VCU Tourney Play With Two Wins

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Allison displays his skills at Senior Bowl
  Former ECU receiver catches TD pass

-Lack of scoring dooms East Carolina's men again
-Pirates get screen time
  "It's another step in our program being recognized as a national quality program,"

Pirates choose Powell to wear No. 23

UAB Tops East Carolina, 58-42

Blazers hit just enough to win
  UAB had to weather a storm in the second half when East Carolina used three scoring sprees to turn a 16-point deficit into a 34-28 UAB lead with 14:28 left.

Birmingham News

UAB keeps East Carolina winless in conference play
The Decatur (AL) Daily (AP)

Blazers rip Pirates
  ECU takes aim at first conference win, hosts UAB tonight at Minges

Kinston Free Press

Senior Bowl Buzz: What NFL scouts are saying
  Aundrae Allison/WR/East Carolina: Solidified himself as a third round pick with his play in Mobile. (sub req'd)

January 27, 2007
Mozart Day
Thomas Crapper Day
Anniversary - Auschwitz Liberated

WNCT: Talk of the Town (Kip Gaskins, Ned Johnson)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Clark-LeClair Stadium featured in video game
Rice rated No. 1 in preseason coaches poll
Topps to feature cards for former Duke stars

Clark-LeClair Stadium Featured In MVP 07 NCAA Baseball Game
photo gallery EA Sports 07 MVP Screen Shots

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU looks to snap out of slump against Blazers
  Home or away, the Pirates (5-13, 0-5 Conference USA) have had a tough time winning games, losing 12 of their last 13 and dropping their first five league contests.

-Pirates get screen time
-Around Campus- Safety evolves with technology

Pirates are itching for a victory
  ECU takes aim at first conference win, hosts UAB tonight at Minges

Bern Sun Journal

Blazers focusing on cold shooting
  It's been seven days since the UAB men's basketball team lost to Southern Miss at Bartow Arena.

Birmingham News

Signing day grows into major event among die-hard fans
  When first-year head coach Skip Holtz announced his initial recruiting class at East Carolina last February, more than 500 fans showed up to hear his comments.

Fayetteville Observer

Senior Bowl: Possible Panthers; Allison opening eyes
  After a couple of practice sessions, Gruden was singing the praises of East Carolina receiver Aundrae Allison, a Kannapolis native, who is expected to be taken in the second or third round.

Charlotte Observer

ECU sluggers to play 21 straight home games
  East Carolina second-year head coach Billy Godwin and his staff will look to build on last year’s 33-26 performance.

Washington Daily News

Pirates brave January weather
Kinston Free Press

Preps: Georgia, Alabama make push for Norcross' Hanks
  6-foot-1, 170-pound wide receiver/defensive back Darius Hanks has scholarship offers from Ball State, Bowling Green, East Carolina, Jacksonville State, Kent State, Miami of Ohio, UAB, and Houston.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

January 26, 2007
Fun at Work Day
Spouse's Day

-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
Winter can't dampen the spirit of sport

WNCT: Talk of the Town (Burr; Foreman; Browder)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
ACC releases 2007 football schedule
Iona only winless team left in Division I hoops
S.C. prep star disappoints Gamecock fans

-2007 ECU Baseball Preview
-McCullough Named Gulf Coast Blue Jays Manager
-Special Presentation Of East Carolina vs. Marshall Women's Basketball To Be Made Available Nationwide

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU's Jenkins, Captain accomplish rare feat
  For the first time in more than five years, two East Carolina men's basketball players each scored 20 points in a game

-McCullough preparing for manager job with Blue Jays

From the East Carolinian
-Pirates poised to make a move
  ECU women's basketball ready for some home cooking

-Into the fire
  Backup goalie Connor Brearley making the most of opportunity

Senior Bowl Notes
  Aundrae Allison/WR/East Carolina: Allison impressed scouts from the first day he stepped on the field. Catching everything thrown in his directions

Senior Bowl North Roster
Mobile Register

Second-half dominance leads Eagles
Hattiesburg American

January 25, 2007
Opposite Day
Women's Healthy Weight Day
Anniversary - Macintosh Computer (Apple)

-Myatt: View From The 'ville
In age of I-Pods, BCS is out of tune
-BVL: Pirates run afoul in Hattiesburg
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Beth Grant, M McLawhorn)

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Pirate baseball will get CSTV appearance
Hot water getting deeper for Durham DA
WVU's Rodriguez hires Smith, shuffles staff

Pirates Rally Comes Up Short As Southern Miss Prevails, 83-72
  Jenkins leads all scorers with 25 points, Captain pours in 20 points.

Craft, Stone, Propel Southern Miss To 83-72 Win Over ECU
  Scoring duo nets 19 points each.

USM holds off Pirates for win
  Southern Miss, with four double-digit scorers, withstood a late 3-point shooting clinic to hold off East Carolina 83-72 before a Reed Green Coliseum crowd of 3,383.
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Craft's 3-pointer helps Eagles hold off rallying Pirates
  Southern Miss watched as an 18-point lead melted beneath a hailstorm of 3-point baskets by East Carolina Wednesday night.

-Notebook- Eustachy endures inevitable letdown

Late run not enough
Greenville Daily Reflector

Senior Bowl Notes (Monday and Tuesday)
  Aundrae Allison, WR, East Carolina: Allison is showing the type of size, speed and separation that is surely catching the NFL scouts' and coaches' eyes.
Houston Chronicle

Senior Bowl: North notes
  Wide receiver Aundrae Allison of East Carolina had a couple of highlight-reel catches, including a one-handed grab with Leon Hall of Michigan draped all over him.

ACC releases schedule
  Coach Butch Davis gets a feel for the ferocity of local rivalries when UNC-Chapel Hill makes only its second trip to Greenville to play resurgent East Carolina.

Raleigh News & Observer

January 24, 2007
Beer Can Appreciation Day
National Compliment Day

-Hinton: Henry's Highlights
Final gauntlet begins for dental school
-Batten: Football Recruiting Report
ECU's recruiting effort on fast track
-BVL: Basketball Recruiting Thumbnails Updated
-BVL: Football Recruiting Thumbnails Updated
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Larry Spell, Tony Moore)

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Jackson gets honor for leading UTEP wins
Young Kiffin selected to guide Raiders
Duke women invade Tennessee and win

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU in the home stretch of football recruiting
-Banged-up Captain leads ECU into Hattiesburg

Golden Eagles Return Home to Face East Carolina, Wednesday
  The Golden Eagles looking for 11th home win of the year.

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-East Carolina's remade roster shows promise
  Seven talented freshmen dot Pirates' 13-man roster, but wins have been hard to come by

-East Carolina at Southern Miss
-USM's Bain learns on fly as basketball latecomer
  Tonight, Bain will be in the starting lineup when the Golden Eagles (12-5, 2-2 Conference USA) welcome East Carolina (5-12, 0-4) to Green Coliseum.

Golden Eagles to host East Carolina
Biloxi Sun Herald

USM hosts East Carolina Wednesday
Hattiesburg American

From the East Carolinian
-A special summer vacation
  More than a dozen ECU baseball players participated in summer leagues

-Murderball trying to catch on at ECU
  Wheelchair rugby open to everyone

2007 football home and away games
  ECU to host the Tar Heels (Sept 8th) and the Wolfpack (Oct 20th). The Pirates travel to VaTech (Sept 1) and West Virginia (Sept. 22nd).

Raleigh News & Observer

2007 UTEP football schedule set
  East Carolina will visit El Paso and the Sun Bowl; Dates could be finalized as early as this weekend.
El Paso Times

Copper reflects on season with Saints
Washington Daily News

Thompson more than ready to tackle Ole Miss defense
  As for Thompson's two-year head coaching stint at East Carolina (2003-04), when the team went 3-20 before he was shown the door, Thompson feels obligated to make two points...

Memphis Commercial Appeal

January 23, 2007
National Handwriting Day
National Speak Up and Succeed Day
Rid the World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day
Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day
Birthday - John Hancock (statesman)

-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
Motivation key for Pirates and fans
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show (Football Recruiting)

WNCT: Talk of the Town (Gene Arnold, Steve Lawler)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Golden Eagles get the roll
Shortfall doesn't affect Rutgers assistants
Yow returning to coaching at N.C. State

Hose back on track
  T.J. Hose's arm just wouldn't cooperate no matter how much he wanted to help the East Carolina baseball team during the last third of last season.
Greenville Daily Reflector

From the East Carolinian
-Men's basketball puts up good fight against Memphis
-Mountaineers go home black and blue

Duke, ASU land defensive stars; Tar Heels lose two commitments
  Emanuel Davis, a safety from Manteo, changed his commitment to East Carolina.
Winston Salem Journal

5 from NC join Leak in Senior Bowl
  East Carolina receiver Aundrae Allison and Wake Forest safety Josh Gattis were picked for the North team.
Charlotte Observer

January 22, 2007
Answer Your Cat's Question Day
Better Business Communication Day
Celebration of Life Day
Saint Vincent's Feast Day
Anniversary - Roe vs Wade

-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 295
Emory mantra still applicable today
Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Rowe throws West past East in Shrine tilt
Pirates tennis underway with two wins, loss
Mills leads Lady Pirates' triumph at Memphis

Pirates fail to tame Tigers again
Greenville Daily Reflector


January 28, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Head trauma studied in ex-player's suicide
-Culliver adds to N.C. talent drain
-NHL: Canes fail to execute
-Hurricanes facing a minor issue with AHL affiliate

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Case rocks Guilford’s Quaker foundation
  In terms of scandals, it has been described as the "perfect storm" — a cloudy concoction of beatings, racial taunts, alcohol and allegations of a university cover-up.

-UNCG counters with Hickman for win

'Noles turn back Deacons
Winston Salem Journal

Home court advantage
  In a stretch of games that have all seemed to come down to one play, Winthrop made another Saturday in the packed and rocking Winthrop Coliseum to hold off Coastal Carolina 65-63.

Rock Hill (SC) Herald

January 27, 2007

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-ACC admits officials flubbed clock in Duke win
  The ACC didn't waste any time admitting to a crucial timing error in the final moments of Duke's last-second victory over Clemson on Thursday night.

-All clear at Duke on sponsorship compliance issue

Preps: Andrews, Tyson to sign with Kent State
  The Kent State coaching staff has ties to the area. Head coach Doug Martin is a former offensive coordinator at ECU, and another former Pirate assistant Jerry McManus is the associate head coach. Two other assistants — Jason Nichols and Terry Tilghman — are former ECU players.

Greenville Daily Reflector

Ruthless recruiting led to letter-of-intent program
Fayetteville Observer

ACC- Time stood still at Duke
  Clemson’s Purnell does not buy into conspiracy theory as league admits error at end of game

Columbia (SC) The State

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-ACC admits error
  The Atlantic Coast Conference admitted Friday that a "timing error" occurred in Duke's 68-66 men's basketball win over Clemson on Thursday night.

-Lacrosse returns to Duke
  Nearly a year after the Duke men's lacrosse season was cut short amid a maelstrom of sordid accusations and national publicity, the team emerged Friday for the first practice of a new season.

-NHL: Rejuvenated Canes stick it to Caps

From the Charlotte Observer
-NCAA says Duke didn't violate rules
-Paying back bonuses good, Minter says

Eagles will make history today
  Coliseum's 1st sellout crowd to watch crucial BSC matchup against Chanticleers

Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Smells like school spirit- Aggies make cut
Greensboro News-Record

Game effort key now for UNCW
Wilmington Star News

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Davis Cup coming?
  Joel Coliseum announced as potential site of Davis Cup tie

Deacons' weakness is shooting the ball

From the Mobile Register
-Auburn crowd asked to keep it clean today
  Lebo's Lunatics have been told to watch their language today at Auburn's game against No. 1 Florida at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum.

-Senior Bowl: Fans need NFL Network to see all-stars
-Senior Bowl: Showcase showdown
-Senior Bowl: Fans flock to meet players
-Bowls show parity alive and kicking

January 26, 2007

From the Charlotte Observer
-NASCAR Hall of Fame gets off to historic start
-NASCAR -- Can it stay true to past?
-Duke contacts NCAA about rule
  Duke athletics officials are talking with the NCAA over whether Duke Sports Medicine's sponsorship of a high school basketball tournament violates an NCAA rule.

-UNCC to poll students on football
-Billikens pull away from 49ers for win

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-A triumphant return for Yow
-O'Brien hires two coaches to complete Pack's staff
  N.C. State football coach Tom O'Brien now has his new staff in place.

-Canes' 'D' gets healthy

From Columbia (SC) The State
-The incredible vanishing fan
  USC basketball deserves a return to the Coliseum — where the program’s banners are still hanging

-Clemson be-deviled at the buzzer
  After Tigers tie game off turnover, Duke goes length of court for game-winner

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Duke nearly gives it away; McClure takes it back
-Devils prove their heart in resonant fashion vs. Tigers
-Yow returns with a victory

Broadway brings in friendly faces
  New Grambling State coach Rod Broadway adds NCCU DC Cliff Yoshida to his staff.  Yoshida also worked at Utah State (1970, 1972), Wake Forest (1973-77; 1987-92), Duke (1978-81), Virginia Tech (1982-86), East Carolina (1994-2001) and North Carolina A&T (2002), among other programs.

Monroe (LA) News Star

  The 2007 Lady Vol campaign will open on Feb. 9 at the Carolina Classic in Chapel Hill, N.C., with a contest against East Carolina at 10 a.m. ET.

Liberty has 3 one-of-a-kind players in sisters
  The Frazee triplets not only attend Liberty University together but also play basketball for the school. That gives them the distinction of being the only triplets in Division I.

The Virginian Pilot

Winthrop escapes High Point with big victory
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Joel may get Davis Cup match
  Coliseum would be host of quarterfinal, if U.S. beats Czechs

Winston Salem Journal

January 25, 2007

Gamecocks end skid; Pirates still slumping
Winston Salem Journal

Hokies visit LSU early in 2007 football season
  Virginia Tech will open the 2007 football season Sept. 1 by hosting East Carolina, the first of eight opponents who played in bowl games this past season.

The Virginian Pilot

USF scores in the wallet as well as on the field in its bowl encore
  Early figures show USF stands to more than double the profit it earned from its 2005 bowl trip.

St. Petersburg Times

Wofford set to visit Raleigh
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Rock Hill (SC) Herald
-Winthrop again picked to win BSC baseball title
-Eagles hope to derail High Point's hopes

Tar Heels not flashy in win over Wake Forest
Greensboro News-Record

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Season taking ugly turn
-Cavs duo too much for Pack to handle
-Yow rejoins Pack tonight

USC snaps out of slide
Columbia (SC) The State

From the Charlotte Observer
-NASCAR Hall of Fame enters Turn 1
  After months of intense negotiations, planning, the inking of contracts and suggestions from just about everyone, the first tangible evidence of the NASCAR Hall of Fame will appear today.

-Gordon on DEI- Dale Jr. holds cards
-NFL adds muscle to its steroids testing
-Q&A With new Panthers offensive coordinator Jeff Davidson

January 24, 2007

From Columbia (SC) The State
-NCAA rejects extended ban
  Committee believes it is unfair to penalize programs that earn home playoff games

-Family calls to Jones
  Mike Jones says not playing in front of loved ones led to his decision to transfer

-Odom appeals to players, fans
  Recent drop in attendence motivates Gamecocks against Arkansas

-Tanners set sights on bigger
  As fundraising auction nears, foundation shifts focus to disabled kids

NCAA doesn't extend flag ban
  An NCAA committee decided Tuesday it will not expand its ban on postseason championships in South Carolina and Mississippi, where Confederate imagery is displayed on Statehouse grounds.

Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Davis a good sell
  New football coach and a bold advertising campaign have Tar Heels fans snapping up season tickets.

-Culliver picks Gamecocks
-Hurricanes mulling trade options

N.C. Central knocked clean out in second half
Durham Herald-Sun

Wake's Smith feeling burden of lofty expectations
Fayetteville Observer

Mountaineers' Brand happy with his choice of sport
  ASU Freshman Kellen Brand said he had football-scholarship offers from a variety of schools, including Appalachian, East Carolina and North Carolina...ECU, N.C. State and Wake Forest were among the in-state schools interested in his basketball skills.
Winston Salem Journal

ODU football closing in on necessary endowment
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Panthers get coordinator
  The Carolina Panthers will put their offense in the hands of a coach with three Super Bowl rings.

Charlotte Observer

January 23, 2007

Fans shouldn't buy what the Internet recruiting sites are selling
Greenville (SC) News

Yow plans return to Wolfpack
Fayetteville Observer

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-Steelers new coach a William & Mary grad
  Mike Tomlin will be the first black head coach in the Steelers’ 74-year history. A graduate of Denbigh High in Newport News, Tomlin was a wide receiver at the Williamsburg college.

-Falcons' Vick is cleared of any wrongdoing
-ODU will keep Welsh on despite DUI arrest
  Despite his recent arrest on driving under the influence charges, former University of Virginia coach George Welsh will continue serving as a consultant to the school's embryonic football program until a coach is named.

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Odom critics avoid reality
  THE CONTINUED CALLS for Dave Odom’s head are mystifying.

-Ex-USC player Joseph charged with possession

Changes in store for NASCAR'sall-star race in 2007
Charlotte Observer

Hockey haute couture
  NHL unveils fresh look for uniforms.

Raleigh News & Observer

January 22, 2007

U.Va. scorches Wake Forest, 88-76
The Virginian Pilot

Eagles have tough road ahead
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Tigers pull in six new recruits this weekend
Columbia (SC) State

Lineman from Ahoskie commits to Heels
Winston Salem Journal

NBA: Bobcats on track at midseason
Charlotte Observer


January 28, 2007

-Cougars Top Herd 77-61
-Tulane Dominates Rice, Win 75-55
-Mustangs Edged On The Road At Tulsa, 70-66

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Big plays late rescue Tigers
  Calipari believes narrow escape will benefit team

-No. 11 Tigers win a close one over Southern Miss

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Eagles find no solace in close loss
  Southern Miss forward Sai'Quon Stone wasn't interested in accepting any attaboys after seeing his Golden Eagles come up just short

-Notebook- Eustachy wants to focus on future
  Southern Miss coach Larry Eustachy will admit, readily, that he didn't expect his Golden Eagles to be 3-3 after the first six games

-Eagles expect rich harvest on signing day
  With college football's National Signing Day signing looming, the shelves in Southern Miss' player pantry are starting to fill.

From the El Paso Times
-Palmer the leading passer in Senior Bowl
-Miners' C-USA home streak ends in fall to UCF
-Reliable Miner has big game Saturday

UCF learns from mistakes
  With the game -- and perhaps the season -- on the line, UCF guard Mike O'Donnell stepped up and drilled a big shot Saturday against UTEP.

Orlando Sentinel

Houston picks Herd apart
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Nothing seemed to fit Saturday against Houston
Huntington Herald Dispatch

From the Houston Chronicle
-Balance, press lift UH men over Marshall
-UH's Malone trying to stay course
-Early Tulane blitz buries Rice

Mistakes saddle SMU men again
  Matt Doherty wasn't particularly grouchy Saturday after SMU fell, 70-66, to the University of Tulsa.

Dallas Morning News

Fast-starting Green Wave takes starch out of Rice
New Orleans Times Picayune

Thundering Herd land Gainesville's Wood
  Wood chose the Thundering Herd over East Carolina and Memphis.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Hurricane Update- Three questions
  Who is one of the biggest targets during the next two weekends leading up to signing day? TU is trying to develop a pipeline with Cedar Hill High School in Texas.

Tulsa World

January 27, 2007

-Jan. 27 Men's Basketball Notebook
  Saturday is another full day of Conference USA action, beginning with a noon matinee as Southern Miss is at No. 11 Memphis. CSTV will televise the UCF at UTEP game to a national audience beginning at 4 p.m. Eastern

-2007 Tulane Baseball Preview
-Jan. 26- C-USA Women's Basketball Update

From the El Paso Times
-Change of conferences hasn't hindered UCF
  The Central Florida men's basketball team made a long trip to get to El Paso, and that has little to do with the 1,500 miles between here and Orlando.

-Senior's consistent play buoys Golden Knights

Calipari, Eustachy friends and foes
Memphis Commercial Appeal

USM ready for Tigers
Hattiesburg American

Southern Miss seeking upset of Memphis
Biloxi Sun Herald

Herd’s Ross to miss tonight’s game
  Ross, who leads the team with 73 assists and averages 7.3 points, could possibly return for Wednesday’s game against East Carolina.

Beckley Register-Herald

Herd’s hurting without Ross
  Point guard doubtful for game against Houston

Charleston (WV) Gazette

UH's Malone trying to stay course
  As a point guard, Marcus Malone's mentality usually has him looking for an open man. During the Wednesday's UCF game, he became the open man, making the big plays to help rally UH to a 73-70 win. Tom Penders is hoping to Malone can build on that success.

Houston Chronicle

January 26, 2007

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-USM has 13 wins this season
-Eagles eager to put pair of QBs in pipeline

Tiger QB Hudgens resurrecting baseball career
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Blazers stocking up on running backs
  Recruiting can be a complicated business. In some cases, however, recruiting is just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.

Birmingham News

Dunlap gets Herd defensive post
  On several fronts, Steve Dunlap joining Marshall University's football coaching staff just made sense.

Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Georgia DE commits to Tulane
New Orleans Times Picayune

January 25, 2007

-Comeback Cougars- Men's Hoops Upends UCF
-WVU Snaps Marshall's Series Streak, Rallies for 77-63 Victory
-Tigers Stay Perfect In C-USA Play, Beat Tulsa 72-59
-Mustangs Edge Tulane, 55-53
-Almond Leads Rice Past UTEP, Win 73-67
-2007 Rice Baseball Preview
-Marshall's Folden Named to USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-With leading scorer still out, Tigers will their way past Tulsa
-No apologies as Tigers rise in the polls

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH rallies from 22 down to beat Central Florida
-Almond leads Rice to win over UTEP

Houston storms back, tops UCF
Orlando Sentinel

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-A tale of two halves
  Hot hand after break carries WVU past Herd

-Alabama linebacker commits to Marshall
  Wood reportedly received offers from Auburn, Georgia, East Carolina and Memphis.

Young fuels second-half storm for Mountaineers
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Green a hit with So. Miss.
Columbia (SC) The State

From the El Paso Times
-Rice defeats UTEP
  In the end, during crunch time -- during those final minutes and seconds when games are defined, where they really are won or lost -- Rice had the answers.

-Price visits South Texas to recruit top quarterback

SMU fights back for first C-USA victory
Dallas Morning News

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Tulane loses 13-point lead at SMU
  Ike Ofoegbu scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Southern Methodist rallied to defeat Tulane 55-53 Wednesday night in Dallas.

-Tight end decides to join Green Wave
  Tulane has added Tyler Helm of Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy to its recruiting totals.

January 24, 2007

-CSTV Announces C-USA Baseball Schedule
  Six League Contests and Two High-Profile Non-Conference Games Featured

-Tennis Notebook
-Swimming & Diving Notebook

Familiar faces help deliver C-USA a brand, new look
  Go ahead, call it the "Comeback Conference."
Orlando Sentinel

C-USA Men's Basketball Rankings (Week 10)
Houston Chronicle

Hurricane headed for Memphis
  TU is trying to snap its losing streak and the Tigers' 23-game home winning streak.
Tulsa World

Depth is no worry for Tulsa
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Capital city showdown
  Marshall University won't have anyone who's actually from West Virginia on the Charleston Civic Center court

-Wood, Hart commit to Herd
  Charles "C.J." Wood an offensive lineman from Gainesville (GA) High School also received offers from Auburn, Georgia, East Carolina and Memphis

A friendly rivalry?
  Niceties end for WVU, Herd at tipoff tonight
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Miners look to keep up quick pace against Owls
El Paso Times

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-TU to begin phasing in sports cut after storm
  Seven of the eight sports Tulane suspended in a cost-cutting measure three months after Hurricane Katrina will begin a phased-in return during the 2008 fall semester.

-Wave still searching for finishing touch
-Senior Bowl attracts out-of-work coaches

SMU's Pearson takes a closer look
Dallas Morning News

From the Hattiesburg American
-Johnson staying at USM
  Southern Miss offensive coordinator Jay Johnson is staying in Hattiesburg.

-Eagles open practice with twist
  Images were anything but normal at the first day of practice for the Southern Miss baseball team Tuesday.

Three more players commit to UAB
Birmingham News

January 23, 2007

-Men's Basketball Notebook
-2007 Houston Baseball Preview
-UTEP Punter Ryan Hotchkiss One of Six Finalists for Wooden Cup Award

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers' top scorer likely to play vs. Hurricane
-Juco star defender enrolls at the U of M

2007 UAB Baseball Preview- The Schedule

Baseball Eagles feature young squad
Hattiesburg American

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Capital Classic- What is Marshall’s secret?
  Jirsa’s formula isn’t tricky: Just compete

-Perhaps it was just Herd’s time to win

Homestead's Bryant commits to Knights
Orlando Sentinel

Herd not making predictions
  Although Marshall has beaten heavily favored West Virginia University two consecutive years, the Herd adamantly refuses to pull a Kevin Pittsnogle, brashly guaranteeing a win and creating big, bold newspaper headlines in the process.
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

Palmer, Higgins playing in Senior Bowl
El Paso Times

Wave adds three commitments
New Orleans Times Picayune

January 22, 2007

-Men's Basketball Weekend Round-Up
-C-USA Women's Basketball Roundup

USM coach says beware of Davis down road
Birmingham News

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd lands two more commitments
-Endowments boosting Marshall student-athletes
  Marshall University student-athletes are benefiting from an increase in scholarship endowment money.

Around Conference USA - Basketball
USA Today

Ex-Rebel joining Tiger staff
  Derek Jones, a former Ole Miss defensive back and a defensive assistant last season at Tulsa, is returning to the Mid-South.

Memphis Commercial Appeal