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February 4, 2007
Super Bowl XLI
Birthday of the USO
Birthday - Charles Lindbergh (aviator)
Birthday - Rosa Parks

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: Owls overtake East Carolina
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Friday night lights going on in Carrier Dome
WCU gets verbal from state player of year
Favre says he'll return to quarterback Packers

From ecupirates.com
-Men's Basketball Holds Halftime Lead, But Almond Rallies Rice To Victory

  Courtney Captain scores 21 points in 83-74 loss to Rice

-Women's Basketball Downs Memphis, 79-57

  Five Lady Pirates Score in Double Figures in the win

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Lady Pirate Tennis Splits Pair In Blacksburg

Rice Beats East Carolina, 83-74
  Rice's Morris Almond scored a game-high 34 points as the Owls came from behind to beat East Carolina 83-74

riceowls.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Almond, Owls keep ECU men winless in C-USA
  East Carolina played perhaps its best game of the Conference USA men's basketball season Saturday night at Rice. It still wasn't enough...

-ECU women top Memphis in Minges

Almond leads Rice over East Carolina
Houston Chronicle

Owls' rally sends ECU to eighth straight loss
Raleigh News & Observer (AP)

Rice 83, East Carolina 74
Dallas Morning News
(AP)

Colts defensive end Mathis remembers his A&M roots
  Thomas Roggeman is a former linebacker turned 20-year veteran defensive coach. That he's intense is obvious even to those who don't have to sweat and strain for him now at East Carolina University.

Birmingham News

In football, bigger is not always better
  Before his coaching career, Blackwell was an offensive lineman at East Carolina. He was considered a big lineman, weighing 265 pounds.

Columbia (SC) The State

Lady Tigers remain winless in C-USA
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Garrison making himself at home on Topsail's athletic fields
  Syracuse, Penn State, Georgetown, Virginia and Mississippi offered combination track and football scholarships, but he verbally committed to East Carolina

Wilmington Morning Star

Q&A with Nebraska track coach Gary Pepin
  Q: A lot of schools get help and cooperation from the football program. What about here?
  A: East Carolina has seven football players on the track team. We have just the one...

Lincoln (NE) Journal Star

February 3, 2007
The Day the Music Died
Tu B'Shvat (Jewish)

From Bonesville.net
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Mick Mixon & More)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
ECU women's golf coach back on Golf Channel
Lady Pirates seek to rebound from OT loss
Mauk's transfer leaves Wake QB job to Skinner

From ecupirates.com
-Pirate Basketball GameDay Central

  East Carolina travels to Houston Saturday night for its second game of the season against Rice. The Owls defeated the Pirates in Greenville earlier this season.

-Women's Basketball Hosts Memphis Saturday Afternoon

Rice Hosts the Pirates
riceowls.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirate men look to end seven-game skid at Rice
-Hamstrung by injured knee, Ingram is seeing limited minutes

Severed from the struggle
  East Carolina running back Brandon Fractious stared at the burned-out remains of the Freedom Riders' bus on display at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, his reddened eyes swelling with emotion.

Raleigh News & Observer

Preps: Smith pulls off upset of Central
  Spivey, an East Carolina signee, scored a game-high 22 points for High Point Central.

Greensboro News Record

From the Washington Daily News
-California dreaming- Nolan hoping for hot start
-Preps: Former Pam Pack standout shining for New Horizons
  Washington High School’s all-time scoring leader Calvin Daniels didn’t discount playing at East Carolina. In fact, Daniels, also a standout wide receiver with the Pam Pack, said he wouldn’t mind playing two sports for the Pirates.

February 2, 2007
Groundhog's Day
Candlemas (Catholic/Orthodox)

From Bonesville.net
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Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
No limit to fine-tuning for Baseball Bucs

WNCT: Talk of the Town
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Pirates to unveil signing class at Murphy Center
Conference USA baseball on tap this weekend
East Carolina preparing for diamond opener

From ecupirates.com
-Lady Pirates Drop Overtime Heartbreaker to UAB, 73-69
-Kim Lewellen to Compete in The Big Break VII- Reunion

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirate women suffer difficult loss in OT
   UAB edges ECU 73-69

-ECU's Fields fighting through scoring drought

Blazers Snatch Overtime Win At East Carolina, 73-69
uabsports.com

Youngsters could be ‘Kee’ to success
Washington Daily News

Marshall victorious despite its poor effort
  Herd wins sloppy turnover-filled, missed shot-fest of a game

Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

February 1, 2007
Bubble Gum Day
National Freedom Day
Hula in the Coola Day
Robinson Crusoe Day
Women's Heart Health Day

From Bonesville.net
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Myatt: View From The 'ville
On deck: Signing day and baseball
-Batten: Football Recruiting Report
Rose's Williams still on course to ECU
-BVL: Marshall suppresses Pirates
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Justice Bob Orr)

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Ex-ECU coach Thompson returns to coaching
Kentucky makes Brooks a million dollar man
Pac-10 games moved to Thursdays for ESPN

From ecupirates.com
-East Carolina Drops Close Road Contest at Marshall, 56-52
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Women's Basketball Returns To Minges Coliseum

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates run out of rallies
   East Carolina kept fighting back to tie its men's basketball game at Marshall on Wednesday night. The Thundering Herd kept coming up with ways to regain the lead.

-Injury forcing Dean to be DH for Pirates
   East Carolina third baseman Jake Dean felt something unusual in his shoulder during practice last fall. The discomfort returned recently as the Pirates prepared for their season opener, which is eight days from today.

Marshall 56, East Carolina 52
Fayetteville Observer (AP)

A little sanity is what I seek
  What exactly are you expecting?

New Bern Sun Journal

MU weathers clanks, makes ECU walk the plank
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Thundering Herd edges East Carolina
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Bounces go Herd's way in win over East Carolina
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It wasn't pretty but, Herd will take 'W'

Marshall Upends East Carolina, 56-52
herdzone.com

Herd keeps head above water
MU The Parthenon

Hockey team loses to Kennesaw State, beats Georgia
The East Carolinian

January 31, 2007
Inspire Your Heart with the Arts Day

From Bonesville.net
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Hinton: Henry's Highlights
Greenville's MacKenzie still does it his way
-Batten: Football Recruiting Report
Thompson stands by his allegiance to ECU
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Will MacKenzie)

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
ECU's Frasure takes weight throw at UNC-CH
ACC baseball games to be shown online
Duke's McClure may miss Virginia game

East Carolina Football To Host Signing Day Fan Fest
ecupirates.com

First Conference USA win still eludes Pirates
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates hit road looking for league win
Kinston Free Press

Herd needs win against hapless Pirates
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Marshall's Ross plans on playing tonight
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Herd hosts reeling Pirates tonight
Beckley Register-Herald

Herd staying confident with Pirates on deck
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Marshall Men Host East Carolina Wednesday Night
herdzone.com

January 30, 2007
Inane Answering Machine Message Day
Birthday - Richard (Dick) Cheney (US Vice President)
Birthday - Franklin Delano Roosevelt (32nd President)

From Bonesville.net
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Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
Poignant ceremony opens baseball season
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show (Hot Stove League talk)

WNCT: Talk of the Town (Si Seymour, Da Bears Fan)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
C-USA player of the week a Wise choice
Ross resigns, Army promotes Brock
Herd, coming off Houston loss, hosts ECU

Track and Field Successful In Gainesville And Chapel Hill
ecupirates.com

From the East Carolinian
'23' lives on
  Chris Powell will wear no. 23 this season

-ECU struggles offensively in loss to UAB

Focusing on offense
Greenville Daily Reflector

ECU’s Forbes looks to fill void at catcher
Kinston Free Press

Commentary- Minority coaches silencing stereotypes
  Setzer, currently the only black head coach in Robeson County, played four years at East Carolina University and another three in the Arena League

The Robesonian

Pinning Down Success- WWE’s McMahon Rings Up Deals
  Linda McMahon may not be as well known in the wrestling ring as her brawny husband Vince, but she just might be the muscle that holds multibillion dollar World Wrestling Entertainment together.

Broadcast Newsroom

Inside the Preps- Jan. 30
  Sean Cullen is undecided. Barron Collier Football coach Billy Sparacio said New Hampshire has already offered Cullen a scholarship. Cullen is also considering East Carolina.

Naples Daily News

Survey Ranks Top Online Colleges & Distance Education Universities- Criminal Justice
  East Carolina University ranked number two

geteducated.com

January 29, 2007
Ashura: Tenth Day (Islamic)
National Puzzle Day
National Cornchip Day
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

From Bonesville.net
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O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 296
Midweek games don't fit ECU
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Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Powell will wear No. 23 for baseball Pirates
ECU's Allison snares TD pass in Senior Bowl
Lady Pirates fall short despite Young's effort

From ecupirates.com
-Marshall Fights Back for 69-59 Win Over East Carolina
-ECU's Allison Catches TD Pass At Senior Bowl
-Swimming And Diving Teams Lose To Duke In Final Dual Meet Of The Season
-ECU Women's Tennis Closes Tourney With Pair Of Victories
-ECU Men's Tennis Drops 6-1 Decision At William & Mary

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Closing out the deal
  Mathews ready to save games for Pirates this season

-ECU women suffer setback at Marshall

Herd gets revenge, beats ECU 69-59
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Pirates’ catcher filling big shoes
New Bern Sun Journal

Blazers burn Pirates from downtown
  The Pirates sailed to their sixth straight loss Saturday night as the UAB Blazers ran away with an 58-42 victory.

Washington Daily News

 

February 4, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Lowe and behold
  In a tribute to former N.C. State basketball coach Jim Valvano, Sidney Lowe dons a red blazer for his first meeting with rival North Carolina as the Pack's head coach.

-Lowe, Wolfpack riding high
   If Sidney Lowe is coaching N.C. State's basketball team 30 years from now, the 83-79 win over North Carolina-Chapel Hill on Saturday in the RBC Center will still rate among his finest moments.

-Hargrave churns out college talent
   Last season Robert Prunty, the football coach at Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy, coached more Atlantic Coast Conference football recruits than any other coach.

-Bowl losers are champs to the needy
  In some parts of the world, the Seattle Seahawks are the reigning Super Bowl champions and the Buffalo Bills are the last great football dynasty.

-NHL: Canes can't ice Bruins

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Wolfpack puts away Tar Heels
  N.C. State coach Sidney Lowe broke out his "it's-a-big-game attire" for North Carolina-Chapel Hill on Saturday, looking a bit like a London guard in his snappy red jacket and black pants.

-Lowe knows a thing or two about big wins

Wake digs 23-point hole, can't get out
Greensboro News-Record

Tigers turn to their back yard
  One-third of Clemson's football recruiting class this year will be plucked from the backyard.

Greenville (SC) News

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-Cavaliers beat Miami to seize share of first place
-Hokies ‘fell apart’ at BC

From the Rock Hill (SC) Herald
-Baseball: No. 23 Eagles top No. 13 Bruins
  Winthrop clinched its first win of the season Saturday, scoring six runs in the third inning to beat No. 13 UCLA 6-4 and even its record at 1-1.

-Eagles use balanced attack to knock off UNC Asheville

From Columbia (SC) The State
-William Perry- Super Bowl XX
  William Perry made his name with his size, but one moment in Super Bowl XX made the former Clemson standout a namebrand: the ‘Fridge’

-Purnell sends message of need for turnaround
  Coach of sliding Tigers is ejected for first time in 15 seasons

-Alabama turns the tide thanks to USC’s miscues

February 3, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Lowe's red-letter day
  N.C. State coach Sidney Lowe, who learned first-hand about the UNC rivalry as a Wolfpack player, will experience the white-hot intensity of the game today as the Pack coach.

-NHL: Canes, Bush relive the glory
  There's a war on, President Bush's ratings are in the tank, and the Carolina Hurricanes are struggling this season. But it's nice to take a few minutes to relive the glory days, listen to a little Marine jazz and pat the Stanley Cup.

-Ex-UNC-CH basketball player, wife face drug charges
  Cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia found in couple's home, police say.

-Duke football coaches Azzinaro, London won't return

Deacons going for two wins in a row
Wi
nston Salem Journal

Preps: Football star arrested on felony charges
  Before qualifying academically, he had offers from East Carolina and Memphis.

Gainesville (GA) Times

UNCG's battle for top seed heats up
Greensboro News-Record

Streaking Eagles head to Asheville
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Top 10 Carolinas Baseball Players
Charlotte Observer

February 2, 2007

WVU Slate Plenty Full
  East Carolina comes to Morgantown on Sept. 22 as the final tuneup before the Mountaineers kick off the Big East portion of their slate.

Wheeling Intelligencer

WVU slate includes six road contests
  There are pluses and minuses to the 2007 football schedule released by West Virginia on Thursday, but Rich Rodriguez is having a hard time seeing many of the pluses.

Charleston (WV) Gazette

Singletary buries the Devils
  Sean Singletary's shot with 1 second left in OT allows Virginia to knock off No. 8 Duke in overtime

Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Wolfpack gives Yow 699th career win
-NHL: Canes lose 3rd in row
-Arena makes bid for Canes' profits
  The RBC Center's owners approve a draft lease amendment and want more say in corporate sponsorships.

-Alabama football's 5-year probation ends

ODU football coaching search progresses
  ODU officials hope to introduce a head coach by mid-February, the next step in a timetable in which the Monarchs will begin play in 2009

Hampton Roads Daily Press

ODU football candidates make their case
The Virginian Pilot

Bunting savors life after football
  Since coaching his final game at UNC-CH in November, John Bunting has been busy planning and doing all the things he hasn’t had time to do in years.

Fayetteville Observer

Coordinator Spence staying at Clemson
  For at least the third time this offseason, Clemson offensive coordinator Rob Spence has turned down a chance at a job that would have given him a sizable raise to stay on Tommy Bowden's staff.

Spartanburg Herald-Journal

USC picked to win SEC baseball title
Greenville (SC) News

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Credit for USC’s hoops schedule goes to television
   No coach in his right mind would have scheduled consecutive games against Kansas, at Georgia, Florida, Kentucky and at Tennessee. But, because of TV, that is what USC was stuck with.

-Charleston picked by coaches to win SoCon Baseball

Mauk won't return to play for Wake Forest
Charlotte Observer

Super Bowl ad previews
Associated Press

February 1, 2007

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-What's wrong with the Tigers?
   Three weeks ago, Clemson was the darling of college basketball.

-Gamecocks can't capitalize

From the Charlotte Observer
-`Bracket Busters' are bad for teams
-49ers snatch win
-Players prepare to commit
   Players prepare to commit With signing day next week, colleges wrap up football recruiting

-NFL: Proehl's biggest role with Colts is as an adviser

State upsets Va. Tech
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-A howling victory for Pack
-Heels leave their mark on Hurricanes in rout
-Pack, Sendek both better off

Winthrop trips Keydets, keeps BSC slate clean
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

'Hawks are roadkill again
  Road games and zone defenses have created a torture chamber for UNC-Wilmington this season

Wilmington Star News

NBA: Wallace scores 42 to spark Bobcats
Wi
nston Salem Journal

FIU, Miami players now teammates
  You've seen the replay dozens of times, whether it be on ESPN, your local television station or YouTube.com. A massive brawl -- maybe the biggest brawl in college football history -- smack in the middle of the Miami-Florida International game last fall at the Orange Bowl.

El Paso Times

January 31, 2007

Preps: NUMBERS GAME
   Recruiters backing away from region's top player

Fayetteville Observer

Highland Springs' Rozzell picks VCU
   He chose the Rams over East Carolina, where teammate Jamar Abrams has committed

Richmond Times Dispatch

Clemson hires RBs assistant
   Tommy Bowden filled the vacancy on his staff Tuesday by hiring former North Carolina-Chapel Hill running backs coach Andre' Powell as Clemson's new running backs coach.

Spartanburg Herald-Journal

UNC-CH football- Butch Davis begins rebuilding
   The new coach's task: Turn around a Tar Heels team with no bowl victories since 2001, three winning seasons since 1998 and a 3-9 record in 2006.

The Virginian Pilot

Grant's Rams coasting through CAA
Hampton Roads Daily Press

RBC Center's life could extend until 2034
   While major-league teams across the United States have left suburban arenas for new digs downtown, the Carolina Hurricanes could stay put through 2034.

Raleigh News & Observer

East rules the SEC so far
Columbia (SC) The State

Golden Bulls hand Eagles tough loss
Durham Herald-Sun

Losing streak over: Wake decks Tech
Greensboro News-Record

Eagles draw Missouri St. in BracketBuster
  Of the so-called mid-major leagues, the Missouri Valley Conference is the hottest in the country, and Winthrop gets to take on one of its top five teams on Feb. 16, when the Eagles face Missouri State in one of 14 televised matchups in the ESPNU BracketBuster.

Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Road to better play
  Seahawks look to build on Monday's victory

Wilmington Star News

One Step at a Time- Virginia Tech's Greenberg says his team's success can continue only if it doesn't get ahead of itself
Wi
nston Salem Journal

January 30, 2007

Wolfpack's Yow hanging tough
   "Kay has always been a wonderful role model," said Debbie Yow, who is eight years younger. "She was a great athlete and terrific student herself [at East Carolina]."

Washington (DC) Times

DERBY WINNER WAS CHAMP TO THE END
  Barbaro euthanized after tragic eight-month ordeal

Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

Need a coaching job? Play the six degrees of Butch Davis
Greensboro News Record

Wake Forest Monitors Pitts
   In a class thin at the point guard position, Damier Pitts is being recognized as one of the better lead men on the east coast -- and the 5-foot-10, 160-pound junior is getting evaluated by a handful of high-major programs...Clemson, Virginia Tech and East Carolina have offered him scholarships and the Demon Deacons have been in to see him a handful of times.

scout.com (sub req'd)

Pitt's Cook has hoops in his blood
   A junior transfer from East Carolina, Cook this season isn't attracting the attention that his 7-foot teammate Aaron Gray is, but a glance at the stats ...

Philadelphia Daily News

From the Charlotte Observer
-Cremins' Cougars fall in visit to ASU
-49ers fans get boot, and apology
-Skiing with kids is best sitting down

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Assistant clipped for infractions
   USC coach gets benched after calling recruits’ father during ‘dead period’

-USC, Clemson enjoy calm before signing day

String of bad luck doesn't deter Atsur
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-McClure likely to miss UVa game with injury
-Eagles start a four-game homestand vs. J.C. Smith

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacs to play Jackets tonight
  Wake Forest to try to end six-game losing streak

-UNC, N.C. State and Duke add to '07 football-recruiting classes

UNCG steals one
Greensboro News-Record

WVU adds Western Michigan to schedule
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

January 29, 2007

From Columbia (SC) The State
-An untimely collapse turns Tigers’ mood
  Cavs steal victory with game-ending 15-0 run; Clemson staggers into open date

-USC hopes turnaround sticks
  Two wins in a row has the Gamecocks aiming to pull even in SEC play

Duke wins game, but loses McClure
Greensboro News-Record

These `fighting' 49ers hardly inspire any awe
Charlotte Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Winners wear pink at 'Hoops for Hope'
  Wolfpack red was a shade lighter than usual on Sunday, as nearly 8,000 fans gathered at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh to cheer breast cancer survivors, coach Kay Yow and her N.C. State University women's basketball team.

-Cancer survivors cheered by thousands
  Hoops game raises funds for Komen Foundation.

-Support for Yow abounds
-Duke retires soft-spoken Williams' No. 23 jersey
  Atlanta Hawks forward Shelden Williams couldn't have said it more effectively than he did on Sunday evening while his Duke jersey was being retired at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Winthrop's Settle the last person opposing teams want to see
  Ninth inning. Two outs. Man on third. Down one run.

Rock Hill (SC) Herald

A HOMECOMING- Cremins, former ASU coach, will bring his College of Charleston team to Boone tonight
Winston Salem Journal

 

February 4, 2007

UCF rebounds with win over Tulsa
  UCF plays the next four games on the road beginning with a trip to East Carolina on Wednesday and visits to Tulane and Rice.

Orlando Sentinel

UCF stays in C-USA race
Daytona Beach News-Journal

Three Northgate stars make college choices
  Davis chose Memphis over offers from Southern Miss, East Carolina, Mississippi State and Central Florida

Atlanta Journal Constitution

From conferenceusa.com
-Cougars Drop Road Contest In El Paso
-Southern Miss Falls to Tulane
-Blazers Fall On The Road, 61-54
-C-USA Women's Basketball Roundups

Tigers make Mustangs pay
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Memphis simply too much for SMU
Dallas Morning News

A momentum builder
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Herd dispatches UAB 61-54
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Birmingham News
-Davis' inconsistent Blazers continue downward spiral
  The UAB men's basketball team went on the road Saturday night and took its offensive problems with them.
-Helton's playbook a work in progress
  Kim Helton spends a good portion of his new job as UAB's offensive coordinator sitting in his office with pen in hand.

Wave deals Eagles worst home defeat
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Tulane takes charge early, beats Eagles
Hattiesburg American

Southern Miss no match for Tulane
Biloxi Sun-Herald

UTEP snaps losing skid, beats Houston
El Paso Times

Cold-shooting UH falls to UTEP by 8
Houston Chronicle

Hurricane recruiting update
Tulsa World

February 3, 2007

Feb. 3 Men's Basketball Notebook
conferenceusa.com

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Doherty grows after splitting with Tar Heels
-No. 11 Tigers vs. SMU

SMU out to end Memphis' home win streak
Dallas Morning News

Blazers seek momentum on road
Birmingham News

Eagles host Tulane tonight
Hattiesburg American

USM hot, Tulane is not
Biloxi Sun Herald

Tulane shooting to remain positive
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Chris Ross providing spark for Marshall
-Defense continues to be focus of Herd recruiting
-Herd women mark milestone in history

Marshall concludes homestand tonight
Beckley Register-Herald

Baffling Blazers visit Herd
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the El Paso Times
-Houston surprisingly in second in C-USA play
-UTEP men try to get back on winning track
-Team Nation victorious

Play Ball! Owls Open 2007 Baseball Season Saturday
riceowls.com

Break out the bats, balls, gloves
  what else? -- it's time for college baseball.

Orlando Sentinel

February 2, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-2007 Southern Miss Baseball Preview
-Feb 1- C-USA Women's Basketball Roundup
   Marshall's Chadwick claims Division I victory No. 300 Thursday

Smith Takes On The Nation
   Quinton Smith is part of the Texas team that will meet an all-star lineup of players from the rest of the country tonight in El Paso as part of the first annual Texas vs. The Nation Game.

riceowls.com

UCF-USF contest moved to October
  While the Big East released its schedules Tuesday, C-USA's 2007 schedules aren't expected to be officially released for at least a few weeks.

Orlando Sentinel

From the Birmingham News
-Trustees send `huge message'
  UAB received formal permission Tuesday from the University of Alabama Board of Trustees to continue toward building the first phase of the university's athletic facilities improvement. The decision came during the first day of the board's meetings at UAB's Hill University Center.

-Callaway has addressed most of Blazers recruiting needs
  It was in the early days of January that first-year UAB head coach Neil Callaway said that his first recruiting class needed to take care of some specific needs.

Coleman commits to UAB
Chester (SC) News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Halfway, Tigers still the class of C-USA
-West views Tigers' negatives as positives

Marshall men's team enters final stretch
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Getting better
  USM showing improvement in physical win over UTEP

Biloxi Sun Herald

February 1, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-Preseason Baseball Notebook
-2007 Memphis Baseball Preview
-Houston Uses Balanced Attack to Dismiss Rice, 70-63
-No. 11 Tigers Run Win Streak To 10
-Strong Second Half Propels SMU Past UAB, 60-56
-Southern Miss Defeats UTEP, 87-78
-Tulane Men's Hoops Falls to Tulsa on Last Second Shot, 79-78

Marshall coach rebounding in football recruiting department
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Former cheerleader reacts to MU movie
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Tigers rip Knights, show they rule C-USA big top
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Sellout fails to energize Knights
Orlando Sentinel

Blazers take a giant step back
Birmingham News

SMU men beat UAB, 60-56
Dallas Morning News

Eagles find zone, sink Miners
Jackson Clarion Ledger

Miners drop an important conference road contest
El Paso Times

This time, Houston holds off Rice's rally
Houston Chronicle

Green Wave succumbs to last-second shot
New Orleans Times Picayune

UCF Begins 35th Season of Baseball Saturday at Jay Bergman Field
cstv.com

January 31, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-Rice's Almond Named Among Wooden Award Midseason Top 30 Candidates
-Golden Eagles Return Home to Face UTEP, Wednesday, at Green Coliseum
-2007 Marshall Baseball Preview
-Tulane Baseball To Host Annual Alumni Game Saturday At Zephyr Field
-Women's Tennis Notebook
-Men's Tennis Notebook
-Swimming & Diving Notebook

Doherty thinks he's better coach after UNC-CH ordeal
Greensboro News-Record

Blazers want points off Mustang turnovers
   On paper, a Conference USA win over East Carolina doesn't seem like a big deal for the UAB men's basketball team

Birmingham News

Roberts' knee could keep him out tonight
Dallas Morning News

UCF can make mark in C-USA
Orlando Sentinel

Cornerback may join Herd
Huntington Herald Dispatch

USM ready to take on UTEP
Biloxi Sun Herald

Quick tempo key in UTEP's game today
El Paso Times

Tulane pulls out of skid behind Gomez's revival
Jackson Clarion Ledger

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-'I don't get scared'
   When U of M game is on line, Allen has ice water in shooting arm

-Players lining up to join Tiger football team
-Helton eases into new U of M role
   A former quarterback at Auburn and the University of Houston, Helton said he's prepared to keep the Tiger offense aggressively challenging Conference USA

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rivalry with Rice wakes up UH
   The Houston Cougars want to extend a four-game win streak and keep their hold on second place in the C-USA standings tonight when they host Rice. But there is another goal: payback for a loss to the Owls less than two weeks ago.

-More on the C-USA men's basketball rankings

From the Hattiesburg American
-Taylor Park work set for June completion
   Pete Taylor Park will have an alien look to Southern Miss baseball fans this spring, but the tradeoff will be a refurbished stadium that can stand alongside any in the country.

-Golden Eagles use scrimmage to loosen kinks

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Dotson pushes for more minutes
-UTEP at Southern Miss

January 30, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-Cougars Edge Billikens 59-58
-Jan. 29 Men's Basketball Notebook
-Tulane Men's Hoops to Host Tulsa on CSTV this Wednesday
-SMU Visits UAB on Wed.
-UCF's Basketball Game Against Memphis Sold Out
-2007 Marshall Baseball Preview
-2007 UAB Baseball Preview- The Infield

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH gets justice with ugly win over St. Louis
-C-USA men's basketball rankings (Week 11)

UAB lands top QB on Callaway's wish list
  UAB landed the top quarterback on its wish list, as well as a former University of Alabama running back, as Neil Callaway's recruiting class moved a step closer to reality Monday.

Birmingham News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Getting physical is sound plan against Tigers
   East Carolina tried it and played with the University of Memphis for a half. Southern Miss tried it and nearly beat the No. 11-ranked Tigers -- twice. And really, it's how UCLA prevented Memphis from going to the Final Four last March.

-West taps Helton to head Tigers' offense
   Replacing Fichtner, who's joining NFL's Steelers

-Helton promoted to take over Tiger offense

UCF's McNealy hospitalized
Orlando Sentinel

Mustangs make a run at reducing turnovers
Dallas Morning News

Miners try to rebound from rough losing week
El Paso Times

January 29, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-Men's Basketball Weekend Round-Up
  The first two games of the day Saturday came down to the wire as Southern Miss challenged No. 11 Memphis and nearly snapped the Tigers' 25-game home court win streak at the FedExForum. UCF handed host UTEP its first Conference USA loss

-Houston Plays Host To Saint Louis Monday Night
-C-USA Women's Basketball Roundups
  Marshall saved its best basketball for the second half in its rousing 69-59 win over East Carolina in Conference USA women's basketball action

Around Conference USA - Basketball
USA Today

Recruiting ’02: Where the Herd’s slide began
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Marshall recruiting nears stretch run
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Early turnovers make for a rough night for USM
Biloxi Sun Herald