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March 4, 2007

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: East Carolina women knock off UAB in semis
-BVL: Wolfpack prevails in 10 innings [Box Score]
-BVL: Bucs lose heading into tournament
-BVL: View Conference USA Men's Tournament Bracket

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
East Carolina women knock off UAB in semis
Pirates put on pads for practice on Monday
Patterson leaves Louisville to rejoin Tulsa staff

From ecupirates.com
-Lady Pirate Conference USA Championship Game Central
  No. 3 seed East Carolina will face No. 4 seed Rice in the finals of the 2007 Conference USA Championships. The Lady Pirates advanced to their first-ever C-USA title game with an 85-81 win over No. 2 UAB Saturday afternoon in the semifinals. Tip-off against the Owls is slated for 5:30 p.m. EST and can be seen nationally on ESPN2.

-Lady Pirates Advance to First-Ever Conference USA Championship Game with 85-81 Win Over UAB
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Pirate Baseball Gameday Central
  ECU will continue tournament play Sunday afternoon when they host in-state foe Western Carolina at 3 p.m. in the final game of the Classic.

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Pack Defeats Pirates In 10 Innings, 5-4
  Eldridge and Henderson Hit Home Runs

-Men's Basketball To Open Tourney Play Against Tulsa

  Twelfth-seeded East Carolina will take on fifth-seeded Tulsa Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. EST in the first round of the 2007 Conference USA Men's Basketball Championship presented by Aéropostale, March 7-10 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn.

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Men's Basketball Drops Regular Season Finale TO UCF
  Josh Peppers scored 25 points to lead Central Florida to a 77-64 victory over East Carolina on Saturday. East Carolina (6-23, 1-15 Conference USA) made a couple of runs in the second half, but both were stopped by UCF (22-8, 11-5). Cory Farmer scored 21 points for East Carolina. Darrell Jenkins had 14 points and Gabe Blair scored 10 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.

-Pirate Men's Tennis Edge The Citadel 4-3
-ECU Women's Tennis Runs Past Wofford, 5-2

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Tournament crown now within sight for Pirate women

  LaCoya Terry wasn't going to let an opportunity to play in the Conference USA tournament championship game slip away.

-ECU lead slips away

  The East Carolina baseball team almost pulled off the role of giant-killer on Saturday.

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Legislative visit leads week of ECU anniversary celebrations
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ECU was a playground in 1930s, '40s for Greenville's youngsters

Pirates topple Blazer women in semis
  LaCoya Terry scored 30 points and hit a jumper with 1:09 remaining to break a tie game and third-seeded East Carolina defeated No. 2 seed UAB to advance to the final of the Conference USA Tournament.
Birmingham News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Wolfpack wins another classic
  Just another typical NC State-East Carolina baseball game. Intense, unpredictable and, lately, not able to be settled in nine innings.

-UCF runs Pirates out of town
-Saberhagen a familiar name, different style of game
  Saberhagen (1-1) has an 0.66 ERA in his first two starts. Today, he'll take on East Carolina in the LeClair Classic.  Saberhagen (1-1) has an 0.66 ERA in his first two starts. Today, he'll take on East Carolina in the LeClair Classic.

Pirates stranded
  ECU leaves 15 runner on base in loss to N.C. State
New Bern Sun Journal

N.C. State needs extra innings to slip past ECU
  All-time record crowd packs Clark-LeClair
Kinston Free Press

UCF finishes on high note
  Seniors Josh Peppers and Lavell Payne help the Golden Knights beat East Carolina.

Orlando Sentinel

UCF closes arena with a win
Daytona Beach News-Journal

Western Carolina Bats Held to One Run; Fall to 12th-ranked Pepperdine
CSTV.com

MLB: Lawhorn's big-league practices short, sweet
  It took Lawhorn, an infielder taken by Cincinnati in the ninth round of the 2004 draft out of East Carolina, three seasons to participate in major league ...

Wilmington Morning Star

CFL: Catching on tough task for new Blue receivers
  Jeremy Carter (5-foot-11, 194, East Carolina) spent last season with the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe after being allocated there by the St. Louis Rams.

Winnipeg Free Press

March 3, 2007
I Want You To Be Happy Day
National Anthem Day
Purim (begins at sundown - Jewish)
What If Cats And Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
Birthday - Alexander Graham Bell

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: Tousley propels Pirates past Pepperdine [Box]
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Free for All)

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Wreck kills six aboard Bluffton baseball bus
Cotton Bowl game leaving Cotton Bowl Stadium
Fulmer gets two-year extension at Tennessee

From ecupirates.com
-Lady Pirates Set to Face No. 2 UAB in Semifinals Saturday

  No. 3 seed East Carolina will face No. 2 seed UAB in the semifinals of the 2007 Conference USA Championships. The Lady Pirates advanced to the semi's with a 76-62 win over No. 6 SMU in the quarterfinals. Tip-off against the Blazer is slated for 5:30 p.m. EST and can be seen nationally on CSTV

-Lady Pirates Advance to Semifinals with 76-62 Win Over SMU

  No. 3 East Carolina (17-13) used a balanced scoring effort from its starting five to grab a 14 point victory over No. 6 SMU, 76-62, in the final quarterfinal game of the 2007 Conference USA Women's Basketball Championship on Friday evening.

-Tousley Clubs Pirates Past No. 12 Pepperdine, 5-4

  Hose Strikes Out Seven In 7 2/3 Innings

-Pirate Baseball Gameday Central

  The East Carolina Pirates will square off against nationally-ranked and in-state rival N.C. State Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Fourth Annual Keith LeClair Classic.

-ECU Wins First Two Games Of Pirate Clash
-Spring Football Notebook No. 2

  Pirates Complete Second Workout

Hose, Tousley shine in Keith LeClair Classic
Washington Daily News

Hose overcomes second-inning stumble
  Pirates' pitcher retires last 10 batters faced
New Bern Sun Journal

Hose led Pirates upset No. 13 Pepperdine, 5-4
Kinston Free Press

Pirates ride wave of emotion to victory
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirate men end regular season vs. UCF tonight
-Pirates break No. 12 Wave
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Around Campus: ECU chancellor holds question-answer with students

East Carolina Rallies to top No. 12 Pepperdine, 5-4, in Keith LeClair Classic
pepperdinesports.com

Seniors set UCF for future
  Kirk Speraw wants a stellar sendoff for the players who eased the transition to C-USA.
Orlando Sentinel

Mustangs' Run to C-USA Title Stopped with 76-62 Loss to No. 3 Seed East Carolina
cstv.com

Cold shooting costs SMU women
  One night after its best shooting performance of the season, SMU fell back to earth and out of the Conference USA women's tournament.

Dallas Morning News

UAB Women's Basketball Advances To C-USA Tournament Semi-Finals With 67-65 Win Over Tulsa
  Blazers play Lady Pirates Saturday.
uabsports.com

March 2, 2007
Read Across America Day
Birthday - Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel (author)
World Day Of Prayer

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: Report: USC ponders series with ECU
WNCT: Talk of the Town

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
ECU's Campbell sidelined by heart procedure
Deacons sign Grobe to contract through 2016
Glanville fills coaching vacancy at Portland State

Pirate Baseball Gameday Central
  The East Carolina baseball team will host the second of two tournaments starting Friday afternoon when they welcome nationally-ranked (13)Pepperdine, (24) N.C. State and Western Carolina. ECU will play Pepperdine at 5 p.m. (EST) in the second game on day one, while N.C. State squares off against Western Carolina at 1 p.m. (EST).
ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
Pirates host first Classic since coach's passing
-Pirate women looking for more

  East Carolina assistant baseball coach Ben Sanderson knows former Pirate skipper Keith LeClair would be proud.

-Pirate women looking for more

  A seven-game winning streak not only catapulted the East Carolina women's basketball team into third place in the Conference USA standings, it also made the Pirates hungry for more.

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Around Campus: ECU chancellor holds question-answer with students
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Around Campus: ECU dean takes provost job at Morehead State

No. 12 Pepperdine Travels East for Keith LeClair Classic
  Waves Open Tournament Action Against Host East Carolina on Friday
pepperdinesports.com

From the Kinston Free Press
Pirates still feel LeClair's influence

  The baseball tournament that begins today at East Carolina will hold a special significance that has little to do with the elite field or the rivalries involved.

-Pirates open LeClair tourney against No. 13 Pepperdine

Pirates host Keith LeClair Classic
  ECU baseball will play Pepperdine, N.C. State and Western Carolina this weekend
New Bern Sun Journal

Holtz and the Pirates are ready to get a jump on the season
  ECU holds first spring practice
The East Carolinian

Pirates football springs into action
Washington Daily News

SMU women advance with blistering second half
  The sixth-seeded Lady Mustangs (18-11) advance to tonight's quarterfinals against No. 3 East Carolina (16-11).

Dallas Morning News

SMU's 53 Second-Half Points Gives Mustangs a 79-58 Victory Over UCF at C-USA Championships
  As a result, SMU advances to Friday's Conference USA quarterfinals against No. 3 seed East Carolina (16-13).

smumustangs.com

March 1, 2007
National Pig Day
Peace Corps Day
Peanut Butter Lovers' Day
Ta'Anit Ester (Fast of Esther - Jewish)
Beer Day (Iceland)

From Bonesville.net
-Myatt: View From The 'ville
Unforgiving grid slate has its pluses
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz Spring Kickoff Luncheon
-BVL: Wave swamps Pirates
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Dr. Greg Chadwick)
-Nuggets:
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Lady Pirates duo gets 2nd team C-USA honors
Pirate golfers finish fourth in Wexford event
Duke receiver charged in automobile fatality

USC may add ECU to schedule
  Skip Holtz would make his return to Williams-Brice if games are added
Columbia (SC) The State

From ecupirates.com
-Men's Basketball Falls to Green Wave, 88-72

  Chris Moore tied his career-high with 22 points and David Gomez added 20 points to lead Tulane to an 88-72 Conference USA victory Wednesday over East Carolina.

-Pirates Open Spring Football Practice

  Third-year head coach Skip Holtz and the East Carolina Pirates officially opened the 2007 spring practice period with its initial workout Wednesday at Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice Complex.

From the
Fayetteville Observer
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Campbell’s career at ECU in jeopardy
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Pirates have questions, but plenty of options

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Tulane's inside game too much for Pirates
  The solid play of East Carolina's guards could not offset the dominance of Tulane's big men Wednesday night.
-Kass goes into spring as top quarterback
  The arrival of spring drills at East Carolina Wednesday meant a new rotation in the college football cycle — new players arrived to replace the numbers of the ones who are now gone.

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Return to the gridiron

Wave's one-two punch drops Pirates
New Orleans Times Picayune

Moore, Gomez Combine for 42 Points in Tulane's 88-72 Win over East Carolina
tulanegreenwave.com

From the Kinston Free Press
-Holtz, Pirates open spring season

-Pirates OL recovering after heart 'procedure'

From the New Bern Sun Journal
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Nothing easy for ECU QBs early on
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Holtz, Pirates begin spring practice

Late-round QBs have as much chance as top picks
SI.com

February 28, 2007
Public Sleeping Day
National Tooth Fairy Day

From Bonesville.net
WNCT: Talk of the Town (T. Eason, L. LeClair)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Notre Dame's Quinn slides in draft projections
Defensive back killed in arena football game
Conference USA recognizes UAB's Guzman

From ecupirates.com
-Cherie Mills, Jasmine Young Earn All-Conference USA Honors

   East Carolina's Cherie Mills and Jasmine Young have earned Second Team All-Conference USA honors as announced by the league office Tuesday morning. The award is the second-straight for both players.

-Pirate Basketball GameDay Central

   East Carolina hits the road for its first of two road games this week Wednesday night at Tulane. Tip-off is slated for 8 p.m. EST.

-Men's Golf Finishes Fourth At Wexford Plantation Invitational

From the East Carolinian
-Pirates prepare for conference mutiny
   ECU demands respect going into C-USA tournament
-Harrell helps Pirates grab championship
-Club rugby mauls the competition
-Around Campus: Party School' ratings outdated
   Students' perceptions perpetuate stereotype

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Coming off first C-USA win, Pirates head to Tulane
-Around Campus: ECU paint part of effort to beautify roadway

Tulane Basketball Hosts East Carolina in Final Regular Season Home Game this Wednesday
tulanegreenwave.com

It's bottoms up for Green Wave
  The numbers had been anything but glamorous for the bottom of Tulane's lineup this season.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Passing the test
  Former ECU QB says he is doing well at NFL Combine
New Bern Sun Journal

February 27, 2007
Due to a Time Warner Outage I was unable to post the Web Roundup until Tuesday Evening.

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
Happy turn of events for hoops
-BVL: Pirates set for 12 Saturdays in the Fall
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show (Prep Tournament Talk)

WNCT: Talk of the Town (H Richardson, M Johnson)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Memphis's Douglas-Roberts gets C-USA honor
Baseball accolades go to Luna, Belanger
ECU women receive bye for C-USA Tournament

From ecupirates.com
-East Carolina Announces 2007 Football Schedule

  Home contests against regional Atlantic Coast Conference members North Carolina and N.C. State and a pair of road games at nationally-ranked bowl qualifiers Virginia Tech and West Virginia, highlight East Carolina's 2007 complete football schedule released Monday by Conference USA.

-Men's Golf Tied For Second At Wexford Plantation Invitational

From the East Carolinian
-A fitting farewell for the Captain
  And the sad loss of local favorite Ingram
-Pirates pack offense in first sweep of the season

ECU football faces tough road
  Pirates play at Va. Tech, WVU, host UNC-CH, NCSU in 2007.
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Washington Daily News
-Pirates released 2007 football schedule
-Godwin wins 300th as Pirates complete sweep of ECU Invite

ECU will host Heels, Wolfpack this fall
The Virginian Pilot

Schedule to test Pirates
Fayetteville Observer (AP)

Western Carolina Wins Sunday's Rubber Match on the Diamond
  Western hits the road for five-straight contests away from Cullowhee, beginning Tuesday afternoon in Atlanta against the nationally-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets...The Catamounts will then travel to Greenville, N.C., to participate in the Keith LeClair Classic, named in honor of the former WCU player and WCU/ECU head coach.
CSTV.com

February 26, 2007

From Bonesville.net
-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 298
T-Mail breaking virtual barriers
-BVL: Pirates hand Duke first loss [Box Score]
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Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Terps rally to deal Tar Heels 89-87 defeat
Lady Blue Devils top seed for ACC Tournament
Duke lacrosse resumes with pair of victories

From ecupirates.com
-Lady Pirates Earn Third Seed in 2007 Conference USA Championships

  ECU receives first-ever first round bye

-Pirates Slug Past Duke, 11-4

  East Carolina continued its hot hitting hand Suday after noon pounding out 10 hits and scoring 11 runs in an 11-4 win over Duke in the final game of the ECU Invitational at Clark-LeClair Stadium. With the win, the Pirates improve to 5-5 on the season while Duke drops to 9-1.

-Pirates Win First Home Tournament Of 2007

  The Pirates wrapped up the Baymont Inn & Suites Pirate Classic on Sunday with an 8-1 win over Appalachian State in the championship round at the ECU softball field.

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East Carolina Men's Tennis Falls At No. 71 UCF 6-1

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates dump Devils
  ECU baseball team wins 3rd straight in Invitational finale
-ECU men soak in thrilling victory
  As happy as Courtney Captain was after he hit the game-winning 3-pointer in Saturday's win over UTEP, his East Carolina men's basketball teammates and coaches might have been even happier for him.
-Around Campus: Author Maya Angelou coming to ECU

Pirates end Devils' win streak
Raleigh News & Observer

Big C at the Combine- What are the Bengals and Browns looking for?
  East Carolina WR Aundrae Allison and Notre Dame WR Rhema McKnight are two players that the team could give serious consideration.

Dayton Daily News

Best athlete in the NFL draft? Calvin Johnson
  Well, he borrowed some tennis shoes from his pal James Pinkney, a quarterback from East Carolina, and zipped through the 40 in 4.35 seconds.

Houston Chronicle

 

March 4, 2007

From the Charlotte Observer
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Winthrop, Davidson dancing again
  League titles, NCAA berths nothing new for Eagles, Wildcats

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Elizabeth City State CIAA's king of hill
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Bobcats defenseless without Okafor
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Slams against Petty and NASCAR fans by Washington state lawmakers sidetrack legitimate debate

Eagles top Keydets for third straight BSC title, trip to NCAA tourney
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Devils and Heels lack that warm, fuzzy feeling
   If you listen to coaches talk long enough, there can be times when what they don't say is more important than what they do.

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N.C. State upsets undefeated Duke
  Pack women in title game for first time since 2001.

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Wolfpack looks to tourney
  Lowe wants team focused after loss to red-hot Terps.

Loss leaves Virginia fit to be tied
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From Columbia (SC) The State
-Garcia jailed briefly on vandalism charge
  The USC freshman spends four hours in jail after allegedly keying a professor’s car

-Dressed to kill- USC blasts No. 2 Clemson
  Gamecocks sport new unis in first shutout at Clemson in 33 years

Giant refuses to be felled
  "Ralph is a shy and a very gentle person," Holland, now athletic director at East Carolina, remarks in an e-mail interview.

St. Petersburg Times

March 3, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-NCSU starts slowly at LeClair Classic
  Catamounts surprise Wolfpack.

-Tailgaters could get more time
  NCSU chancellor to consider proposal.

-State men still full of fight
-College mourns 6 killed in crash
  A bus carrying an Ohio baseball team to Atlanta goes over an interstate and lands on its side.

Clemson, USC caught in a gem of a rivalry
  The eyes of the college baseball world will be watching today's game in Clemson and Sunday's return match at Sarge Frye Field in Columbia.
Greenville (SC) News

It's theirs to lose
  Virginia has a chance today at Wake Forest to clinch its first outright ACC regular-season title since 1981.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Apps tumble in OT 89-87
-Curry sparks Davidson by Furman 91-68
-IT'S ALL KAY- Yow has found fantastic support

From the Charlotte Observer
-A tournament with no snags

  Southern Conference offers what ACC lacks

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Panthers make few changes
  21 of 22 starters return to roster; most key backups are back, too

March 2, 2007

From the Charlotte Observer
-America's next darling might be Winthrop

  They are searching for the 2007 version of George Mason, last season's NCAA tournament underdog heroes, and some have decided it's Winthrop. Pick up USA Today, the New York Times, the New York Post and the Orlando Sentinel, and the Eagles are in them.

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North Carolina edges Coastal to reach 9-0

NFL: Skins open free agency
  Washington is under pressure to get the right deals done in free agency.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Wolfpack resilient with Yow
-Tar Heels left stinging
  The Tar Heels' 84-77 men's basketball loss to Georgia Tech on Thursday night in rambunctious Alexander Coliseum -- streaked by one lengthy and costly defensive lapse -- was their second in a row and third in five games.

-Canes know where they stand
  Defending champions are fighting for their playoff lives.

How about a USC and Clemson cable channel?
Columbia (SC) The State

Horn bitter toward Saints
  The New Orleans Saints released four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Joe Horn on Thursday in a move the team described as a business decision.  But Horn, speaking exclusively to The Fayetteville Observer, said that it was anything but business...It was personal.
Fayetteville Observer

UNCG's stay is brief in conference tourney
Greensboro News-Record

Cavs pay back Hokies for blowout with 69-56 win
The Virginian Pilot

UNCW needs postal delivery
Wilmington Star-News

NFL: Panthers remake contracts of Morgan, Delhomme
Winston Salem Journal

March 1, 2007

Commitment a nice change in this world of changes
Rocky Mount Telegram

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Support for Yow plentiful in league
-Duke again plagued by Maryland

-Wolfpack knocks off Wake Forest

Tigers finally find way to get 20th win
Anderson (SC) Independent-Mail

Same game, different planet for U. Va and Tech
  It has taken 92 years for Virginia and Virginia Tech to play a basketball game with as much on the line as tonight's contest at John Paul Jones Arena. With a national ESPN audience watching, the Cavaliers and Hokies will meet for first place in the ACC.

The Virginian Pilot

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-Hampered By Itself

  William and Mary basketball works to overcome minimal tradition and built-in hurdles toward consistent success.
-Cavaliers seek to avoid repeat against Tech
  Virginia wants to keep changing perceptions tonight by avenging a blowout loss to Virginia Tech.

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Duke will study initiative's ideas
  Alleva looks to keep athletics strong.
-Kerry king of CIAA
  Commissioner set on growing league.

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Tar Heels edge Coastal in 10 innings

Two or more bids for CAA looking like a possibility
Wilmington Star News

Gamecocks' late rally falls short
  When the buzzer sounded, the rally ran dry.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Rock Hill (SC) Herald
-Serious undertaking
  In the past eight Big South Conference tournaments, Winthrop has made it to the championship six times, won them all and felt the joy of clipping the nets and getting ready for the NCAA Tournament.
-Eagles' woes continue against Tigers
  The effort was better. The result was not.

February 28, 2007

Western Baseball Defeats 14th-ranked Georgia Tech, 10-7
  Western will remain on the road as they travel to Greenville, N.C., for the Keith LeClair Classic where it will face the 25th-ranked North Carolina State Wolfpack on Friday (Mar. 2, 1:00 pm), 13th-ranked Pepperdine on Saturday (Mar. 3, 11:00 am) and the host East Carolina Pirates on Sunday (Mar. 4) at 3:00 pm.
CSTV.com

Grobe inks 10-year extension with Wake
  Hours before receiving the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year award, Jim Grobe signs on through 2016.
Greensboro News-Record

Humbled- Grobe says praise from coaching peers is special
Winston Salem Journal

From the Rock Hill (SC) Herald
-Eagles pass 1st test
  Torrell Martin passed out the grade for Winthrop's first test in the Big South Conference Tournament, a 72-42 win over Charleston Southern on Tuesday night in the Winthrop Coliseum.
-Winthrop, Clemson series in jeopardy
  It's become one of the best series in the state since 2001, Winthrop winning three and Clemson winning three. The Eagles completed their rise from an up-and-coming program to a dangerous mid-major power and beating and/or hanging with the Tigers, a perennial threat for the national championship, has been extremely helpful.

From the Anderson (SC) Independent-Mail
-Hokies, ’Hoos have Commonwealth buzzing about hoops
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Tigers hoping for happy Senior Night

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Lentz, Winthrop challenge Tigers
  On a bus deadheading to Athens, Ga., shortly after noon Tuesday, Tommy Lentz was asked to abandon the one-game-at-a-time mindset of college baseball's marathon season.

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USC's view at postseason remains cloudy
  Gamecocks need victories to lock up spot in reduced NIT field

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Senior Night at N.C. State
-Canes don't make a deal
-Home ice unkind to Hurricanes

From the Charlotte Observer
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Winthrop barrels through 1st round
-49ers need to keep up gridiron fight
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App. State opens with easy victory
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Deacons come from behind to down 49ers
-Duke player charged in traffic death

February 27, 2007

Blue Devils look to continue winning ways
  Those pieces fell apart somewhat Sunday, as Duke endured its first loss of the season to East Carolina.
Duke Chronicle

O'Brien leaves Duke for NFL position
  Bill O'Brien left his post as the Duke offensive coordinator to accept an assistant coaching position with the New England Patriots
Raleigh News & Observer

From Columbia (SC) The State
-March Madness- NIT | Will they get a chance...
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USC-Clemson baseball game on Sunday is sold out

Grobe will receive award today
Winston Salem Journal

Wolfpack’s Sidney Lowe still coping with illness
New Bern Sun Journal

SoCon Tournament Preview- The battle for Charleston
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Heels have struggled down the stretch
Durham Herald-
Sun

February 26, 2007

Monarchs have good NCAA case
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Rock Hill (SC) Herald
-Eagles' dance card not punched just yet
-The boys of spring
  Winthrop baseball coach Joe Hudak is not afraid to gamble every now and then, and he hopes he's drawn a good hand the next four years when baseball season starts next year.

From the Charlotte Observer
-Familiar sports names to tackle UNCC football
-Area cashing in on CIAA
  The tournament, which brought an estimated $15.4 million to the area last year, will get incentives worth about $1 million this year

Seahawks drop 7th in a row to Towson
Wilmington Star News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Heels crumble again
  Tar Heels `beat up' by rising Terrapins
-Duke puts defense to work

 

March 4, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-2007 Conference USA Women's Basketball Championship Wraps Up Sunday

  No. 2 seed UAB found itself in another nail-biter, but No. 3 seed East Carolina ultimately hung on for an 85-81 win in the semifinals of the 2007 C-USA Women's Basketball Championship at Donald W. Reynolds Center in Tulsa, Okla.

-C-USA Men's Basketball Championship Pairings Set

  Regular season champion Memphis will be the No. 1 seed at the 2007 Conference USA Men's Basketball Championship

-Owls Evens Weekend Series With Cal State Fullerton After 9-3 Win Saturday
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Mustangs Hang Tough But Can't Top Memphis

Rice, East Carolina to meet for women's C-USA title
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Owls upset Green Wave in semifinals
-Green Wave holds off Wright State rally

Rice ousts top-seeded Tulane, advances to final
Houston Chronicle

Southern Miss tops Herd 83-73
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Balanced attack leads Golden Eagles past Herd
  Eustachy earns career win No. 300
Biloxi Sun Herald

Tulsa finishes regular season on a roll
  TU will play East Carolina at 8:30 pm Wednesday. The teams met in the league opener on Jan. 10, with Tulsa grabbing a 67-49 home victory.

Tulsa World

From the El Paso Times
-Miners lose regular-season finale to Houston
-Football trio brings Miners high hopes

March 3, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-2007 Conference USA Women's Basketball Championship Continues Today

  The 2007 Conference USA Women's Basketball Championship continues today at the Donald W. Reynolds Center on the campus of the University of Tulsa with semifinal action beginning at 2:00 p.m. CT. The first semifinal features No. 1 Tulane taking on No. 4 Rice, which will be followed by No. 2 UAB facing No. 3 East Carolina.

-March 3 Men's Basketball Notebook

  Saturday's regular season finale games will determine quite a bit as five teams are still eligible for a first-round bye.

-C-USA Men's Basketball All-Academic Team Announced
-Cal State Fullerton Defeats Rice 10-3 Friday In Series Opener
-Tulane Outlasts Wright State, Defeats Raiders 5-4 In 13

From the Birmingham News
-Blazers win on Ingram basket

  At Tulsa, Okla., Christon Ingram put back a missed shot with four seconds left to give UAB a win and a spot in the Conference USA tournament semifinals.

-Blazers close out regular season today

  UAB head coach Mike Davis can't help but wonder what might have been when he looks at the play of senior Wen Mukubu in the past seven games.

Eustachy- More to be done
Hattiesburg American

USM jockeys for position in CUSA tournament
  Golden Eagles could slip as far as sixth place
Biloxi Sun Herald

Herd men seek strong finish at Southern Miss
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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Young Eagles hope to finish with flourish
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Marshall at Southern Miss

Lots at stake for Herd
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Houston Chronicle
-It's time to say farewell (for now) to Rice's Autry Court
-A rundown on plans for the facility
-A&M drops Oregon St.; UT, UH also win in baseball

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP looks for repeat today against Houston
-Miner almost ready to make his return to football

Wave focuses on C-USA tourney
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Missed FTs a concern for Calipari
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Tigers claim 5th in a row

Patterson returns to Tulsa
Tulsa World

March 2, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
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2007 Conference USA Women's Basketball Championship Day One
  No. 9 Houston got 43 points from Tye Jackson to grab an upset victory over No. 8 Marshall, 71-58. No. 5 UTEP downed No. 12 Memphis in game two, 84-75, while host and No. 10 Tulsa upset No. 7 Southern Miss, 73-64 in game three. No. 6 SMU closed out the day with a 79-58 win over No. 11 UCF.

-Memphis Handles Texas-El Paso, 78-67
-Tulane To Host Wright State In Three-Game Weekend Tilt

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers win 18th in a row

  John Calipari and Tony Barbee walked toward each other along the scorer's table at the Don Haskins Center and embraced, one of them relieved and the other lamenting a signature win that slipped away.

-Tigers choose Hinshaw to round out staff

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP men play well in loss to No. 6 Memphis
-Miners left to wonder what might have been

Work on Almond helps Herd earn tough win
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Ex-Vikings assistant replaces Bernhardt, who resigned at UCF
Orlando Sentinel

Tulane Baseball
  The first three weeks of the baseball season have been a little rocky for Rick Jones and the Tulane Green Wave.
New Orleans Times Picayune

March 1, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-Cougars Drop Overtime Thriller at UCF

-Marshall Men Complete Comeback Against Owls, 69-64

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Golden Eagles Complete Season Sweep of UAB With 76-68 Win
-Hurricane Prevails At SMU, 67-60

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UTEP-Memphis Game to Be Shown on ESPN

Miners play host to nationally ranked Tigers tonight
  It is, quite simply, a game filled with mini-dramas. Coach vs. pupil. High flying, high rolling team against a team coming off an embarrassing loss. National television. A nationally ranked team. Tonight's dance between UTEP and Memphis in the Don Haskins Center will furnish enough of those mini-dramas to supply a soap opera for a month.
El Paso Times

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Kellogg, Robic could be next Tiger assistants to move up
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No. 6 Tigers at UTEP

Blazers lose out on bye
  The UAB men's basketball team will have no time to rest once the Conference USA Tournament begins in Memphis next week.
Birmingham News

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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USM Basketball- Hill turns start into tie for 4th
-Notebook- C-USA bye may not favor young Eagles

UCF turns back Houston in OT
Orlando Sentinel

From the Houston Chronicle
-Central Florida alone in second place after topping UH
-Marshall overcomes Almond's big night to beat Rice

Humphrey, Dorris fuel Herd rally
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Herd beats Rice 69-64
Beckley Register-Herald

Herd roars back, tops Rice 69-54
Charleston (WV) Gazette

February 28, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-Houston Travels To UCF For Second-Place Showdown In Conference USA Men's Basketball Standings
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Memphis Basketball Notes
-Goebel, Simon Spark Tulane Baseball Past Arch-Rival LSU, 8-3
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Owls Begin Road Swing With 6-3 Win Over Sam Houston
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Winter Park's Brown Does it Again in UCF's 7-6 Extra-Inning Win Over Michigan

Tulane's 2007 Football Slate Features Seven Home Dates, Five Bowl Teams
tulanegreenwave.com

Wave to host MSU in opener
New Orleans Times Picayune

Knights vie for No. 2 seed in C-USA
Orlando Sentinel

Marshall seniors want to go out on a high note
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Blazers can earn first-day bye in Conference USA tourney
Birmingham News

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Eagles aim to rebound as tourney approaches
-League's lowly ratings hurting No. 6 Memphis

From the Dallas Morning News
-Mustangs limp into final week
  The depleted men's basketball team (14-14, 3-11 Conference USA) wraps up the regular season with two home games this week, beginning against Tulsa (17-10, 7-7) at 7 p.m. today at Moody Coliseum. No. 6 Memphis visits at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

-SMU women face UCF in first round

  The winner will play third-seed East Carolina at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Hurricane zones in on SMU
Tulsa World

From the Houston Chronicle
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A look at postseason prospects for UT, A&M, UH, Rice
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COLLEGE BASEBALL- Friday helps Rice overtake Sam Houston St.

Green Wave flexes its muscles, thumps Tigers
New Orleans Times Picayune

UTEP coaches off to Mexico
  The UTEP football coaching staff will be teaching some X's and O's -- while learning a little Español -- this weekend in Monterrey, Mexico.
El Paso Times

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Memphis unfazed by win streak
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Joseph, Pry join UM staff
  Only one spot remains to round out Tigers staff

February 27, 2007

Around Conference USA - Basketball
USA Today

USM's trip to Boise State highlights '07 schedule
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Southern Miss' trip to Boise State highlights '07 schedule
  The Boise State game is part of a three-game road stretch that includes trips to Southeastern Conference power Tennessee on Sept. 2 and the Conference USA opener at East Carolina on Sept. 15.
Biloxi Sun Herald

USM's schedule challenging
Hattiesburg American

Schedule has games on Saturdays only
Birmingham News

2007 slate includes Tuesday tussle
  ESPN2 airing midweek game vs. Marshall
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Herd will play on TV three times in '07
  The Thundering Herd will appear on ESPN networks three times, beginning with its Sept. 8 home opener against West Virginia (ESPN).
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Marshall fans have plenty to be pleased about.
  ESPN has 10 picks from Conference USA and is using three of them on Marshall, despite last year’s 5-7 record and the loss of star tailback Ahmad Bradshaw
-Herd below 'Mendoza Line'?
  Field-goal percentage falls below 40 percent for season

UCF releases completed '07 football schedule
  Home opener is Sept. 15 against Texas to christen Bright House Networks Stadium.  The Texas game will be aired on ESPN, as will the Knights' game at Southern Mississippi on Oct. 28. Additional TV games are likely CSTV releases its conference television schedule.
Orlando Sentinel

UTEP 2007 football schedule released
  One of the more interesting points to the 2007 UTEP football schedule: The Miners won't leave Texas until November. Kind of.
El Paso Times

SMU to make two ESPN appearances in '07
Dallas Morning News

Golden Hurricane releases 2007 football schedule
Tulsa World

Rice football schedule has a SWC feel to it
Houston Chronicle

From conferenceusa.com
-2007 All-C-USA Women's Basketball Team Announced

  Four repeats all-conference first team honors.

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2007 C-USA All-Defensive and All-Freshman Teams Announced
-Baseball Notebook

  Rice's Series at Cal State Fullerton Highlights the Upcoming Week's Action

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UAB Baseball Travels to Play No. 16 Alabama on Wednesday
-Last Week of Regular Season Starts with UAB, Wednesday, at Green Coliseum

February 26, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-Feb. 25 Weekend Baseball Roundup

  "We're almost there." That's how Steve

-Feb. 25 Men's Basketball Weekend Round-Up

  Memphis Extends Streak; East Carolina Snaps One

-Dodson Powers Rice Past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 14-1
-Five-Run Sixth Leads Tulane To 5-3 Win Over Southern Cal In Series Finale
-Feb. 25 Weekend Softball Roundup

  C-USA Teams Go 30-15, Win Five Tournament Titles

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
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TURNING THINGS AROUND
  Eustachy leading USM's basketball resurgence

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USM needs to commit to Eustachy

From the Houston Chronicle
-Memphis coasts past McKiver, Cougars for 17th straight victory

-One-year players have changed college coaches' approach
  College coaches who recruit elite high school prospects have had to add a new question to their recruiting pitch: How long are you planning to stay in school?

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers streaking
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U of M wins Academies tournament

Tackling the post-Bradshaw era at Marshall
Charleston Gazette

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-Scelfo's homer sparks Green Wave rally past USC
-Tigers' offense stalls in loss to UCF