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Conference USA

March 18, 2007
Birthday - President Grover Cleveland (22nd & 24th President)

-BVL: G1: Hose, Pirates muzzle Wolverines [Box Score]

-BVL: G2: ECU finishes off Michigan in 12 [Box Score]
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Amaker dismissed as Wolverines hoops' coach
Hibbert powers Hoyas over Boston College
Weather puts quietus on East Carolina softball

-Lady Pirates Battle with Rutgers Sunday Evening in the NCAA Tournament
  The East Carolina women's basketball team will play in its first NCAA Tournament game in 25 years Sunday as they face off against Rutgers in first round action in East Lansing, Mich

-No. 25 Pirates Complete Sweep Of Doubleheader 3-2 in 12 Innings
  Shane Mathews struck out seven of the 11 batters he faced in 2 2/3 innings and picked up his first win of the season as No. 25 East Carolina completed the doubleheader sweep of Michigan 3-2 in 12 innings Saturday inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.

-Women's Tennis Blanks Mount Olive, Barton

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU women brace for NCAA tourney opener
  Pirates will play Rutgers tonight

-Pirates sweep doubleheader with Wolverines

Pirates take on Rutgers
  East Carolina takes on an opponent today in the Greensboro Regional that might not be in the best mood.
Raleigh News & Observer

Rutgers hopes long road traveled is worth it
New Brunswick Home News Tribune

Rutgers Women's Scouting Report
Bridgewater Courier News

Travel-weary Rutgers ready to play
Bridgewater Courier News

March 17, 2007
St. Patrick's Day

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Streaking Memphis moves ahead in NCAA
Wolfpack advances in NIT with win at Reynolds
Tar Heels suspend RB Edwards indefinitely

-Pirate Gameday Central
  The No. 25 East Carolina Pirates play host to Big Ten conference member Michigan Saturday afternoon in a double-header starting at 1 p.m. (EDT) inside Clark-LeClair Stadium

-Friday Night Baseball At Clark-LeClair Cancelled
-Hofstra Softball Tournament Cancelled Due To Inclement Weather
-S.C. State Sneaks Past Lady Pirates 4-3

East Carolina-Rutgers Preview
Hendersonville Times News (AP)

AFL: Titans give Mason second chance to play
  Hagen Mason wasn't sure whether he would play football again after graduating from East Carolina in 2004.

Tallahassee Democrat

Around Campus: UNC system prepares for drastic spike in student population
  "There is tremendous demand for students who want the convenience of online education," said Rick Niswander, dean of the business school at East Carolina

Winston Salem Journal (AP)

March 16, 2007
Lips Appreciation Day
St. Urho's Day
Birthday - President James Madison (4th President)

-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
Painful February stumble galvanized Pirates
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Pirate men's tennis upends Coastal Carolina
Fayetteville prep product lifts VCU over Duke
Football powers horn in on March Madness
Samford joins Southern Conference

-Pirate Tennis Stuns Coastal Carolina 6-1
-Gameday Central

Michigan Faces Familiar Foe: East Carolina

Rain expected: Greenville Area Weather Forecast

Preps: Spiders' Lewis to play in East-West game
  East Carolina University has offered him in both football and basketball, "mainly football," Lewis said.

Kannapolis Independent Tribune

March Madness Brings out College Allegiances
  Although they are professional athletes, most players are not one to shed their college allegiances so easily. During the fall when Penn State squared off against Michigan, Michigan against Notre Dame, Notre Dame against Penn State, Cal against Stanford, NC State against East Carolina, they were usually accompanied by friendly wagers among 49ers teammates.

Around Campus: UNC system foresees sharp growth
Raleigh News & Observer

BULLOCK: Sandy gets serious with ''Premonition'' role
Virginian Pilot

March 15, 2007
Companies That Care Day
Ides of March
True Confessions Day
Birthday - President Andrew Jackson (7th President)

-Myatt: View From The 'ville
Baldwin-Tener era adds new spice to spring
-BVL: Pirates pummel Radford 16-3 [Box Score]
WNCT: Talk of the Town (General David Walker)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

ECU splits softball doubleheader with Coastal
Pack returns to Reynolds for NIT 2nd round
NCAA-bound Arizona disciplines reserve guard

No. 25 Pirates Thump Highlanders 16-3
  Ryan Tousley drove in five runs, scored three and smacked a pair of home runs, including a grand slam as East Carolina beat Radford 16-3 Wednesday afternoon to sweep the two-game midweek series at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

No. 25 Pirates hammer Radford to complete sweep
  As all-around performances go, it doesn't get much more thorough than the show East Carolina put on Wednesday.
Kinston Free Press

Tousley's big bat helps Pirates crush Radford
Greenville Daily Reflector

NFL: Rimpf Re-Signs
  For Rimpf, who was originally a seventh-round draft pick out of East Carolina, the injury was an abrupt halt to what was shaping up to be a promising season

Herd baseball off to hot start
  Nationally-ranked East Carolina is next on the league schedule

Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Stringer's history may give RU edge
  Lady Knights will not find easy prey with East Carolina

Morris County (NJ) Daily Record

Tar Heel LB Likes USC & Clemson
  Bowens has offers from the Gamecocks and Tigers along with North Carolina and East Carolina.

Spartanburg Herald-Journal

March 14, 2007
National Pi Day
Birthday - Albert Einstein (genius)

-BVL: East Carolina downs Highlanders [Box Score]
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Sharon Baldwin-Tener)

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Conference USA honors Pirates hurler Hose
Texas women's coaching icon hangs up whistle
Study shows Buckeyes losing in classroom

-No. 25 Pirates Win Sixth Straight, 8-5
  Bailey Daniels struck out a career-high nine batters while Dale Mollenhauer picked up two hits, drove in two and scored three times to help the No. 25 East Carolina Pirates defeat Radford 8-5 Tuesday afternoon at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

-ECU Splits Doubleheader
  Lady Pirates Struggle To Close Out Game Two

-Thorsen Claims Second Place At Palmetto Intercollegiate

Brewer Named to C-USA All-Academic Team
  East Carolina junior Kim Brewer was one of six student-athletes named to the 2006-07 Conference USA Swimming and Diving All-Academic Team

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU baseball team extends winning streak to six
  Pirates top Radford, 8-5

-Letter- Chancellor gives thanks to community

Daniels helps ECU baseball win sixth straight
Washington Daily News

Highs Fall to #25 ECU
Radford University Athletics

ECU women headed to NCAA tournament
Goldsboro News-Argus

Rutgers to face mirror image foe
New Brunswick Home News Tribune Bowl generates $4 million

March 13, 2007
Good Samaritan Involvement Day
National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
Organize Your Home Office Day
Planet Uranus Day
Anniversary - Earmuffs
Deaf History Month (03/13-04/15)

-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
These underdogs are on a mission
-BVL: Baseball America & Collegiate Baseball Polls
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Brad Crone)

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Lady Pirates' opponent will be Scarlet Knights
East Carolina baseball returns to national polls
ECU golfer Thorsen shares lead after 36 holes

-Lady Pirates To Face Rutgers In NCAA Tournament
  Tip-off from East Lansing, Mich. is slated for 9:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN2 and ESPNU

-Pirate Gameday Central
  The No. 25 East Carolina Pirates will play host to the Radford Highlanders Tuesday when the two schools meet for a two-game midweek series inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. (EDT).

-Pirate Baseball Back In National Polls
  ECU Ranked For First Time Since 2005
-ECU's T.J. Hose Named C-USA Co-Pitcher-of-the-Week
  Hose Picked Up His Third Win Of The Season Against Cal State Fullerton
-Pirates Come Up Short In Loss To Coastal Carolina
  Ten-Game Win Streak Snapped
-Harrell Named C-USA Pitcher-of-the-Week
  Harrell Broke The C-USA Strikeout Record
-Thorsen Tied For First After Day One At The Palmetto

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Dancing in Michigan
  ECU women headed to East Lansing for NCAA tournament

-200 celebrate Big Dance invite
-ECU's Harrell sets C-USA strikeout record

College Top 25- March 12
Baseball America

No. 4 Rutgers vs. no. 13 East Carolina
Raleigh News & Observer

Mills in NCAA tourney
Lake Country (WI) Reporter

Rutgers gets tough draw
Asbury Park Press

Same old story for Rutgers
Newark Star Ledger

Fresh Faces In Women's Tournament
Washington (DC) Post

WSSU's Dee Stokes- Finding Her Way & Making A Difference

March 12, 2007
National Workplace Napping Day
Anniversary - Girl Scouts

-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 299
High ceiling for Lady Pirates
-BVL: Pirates finish sweep of No. 7 Titans [Box Score]
Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

-Pirates Complete Sweep Of No. 7 Titans, 12-5
  Tousley, Batts and Wood Drive in 9-of-11 Runs

-Harrell Sets C-USA Strikeout Record In 3-1 Win
  Pirates Win Streak Extends To Ten With Sweep Of UCF

Titans Swept by Pirates, Fall on Sunday 12-5

ECU gets sweep of No. 7 Titans
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates complete sweep of Fullerton
  ECU uses monster second inning to knock off baseball powerhouse
Kinston Free Press

Pirates complete sweep of Titans
Washington Daily News


March 18, 2007

From the Rock Hill (SC) Herald
-Making the trip sweeter
  While Winthrop's players continue to milk their role as underdog in the NCAA Tournament, Oregon coach Ernie Kent isn't listening.

-Another win for the Eagles? Need that
-Eagles' assistant coaches worked hard to get here

From the Charlotte Observer
-Eagles try to fly under radar
  Winthrop still thrives on being the underdog --Oregon isn't buying it

-Clemson sweep keyed by pitchers
-Words prove costly for Bobcats

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch
-Overtime, and out
-Tough till the end
  CAA's Rams may have lost, but they 'showed a lot of heart'

Heels, Hansbrough rough up Spartans
Raleigh News & Observer

UNC-RM research near end
Rocky Mount Telegram

March 17, 2007

From the Rock Hill (SC) Herald
-Over the hump
  Winthrop coach Gregg Marshall says he has a lucky suit he's been planning to wear in the NCAA Tournament's second round...Until now, he's never been able to use it.

-Eagles' defense big part of first tournament win
-Bradshaw a lucky charm for Eagles
-Lacy slams competition

From the Charlotte Observer
-Winthrop refuses to fold after losing big lead
  Eagles stagger before clinching 1st NCAA victory in 7 tries

-Eagles, fans revel in historic victory
-Oregon survives Miami scare; Winthrop up next
-NASCAR facing sponsor conflicts

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch
-National spotlight on VCU
  National spotlight gives VCU chance of a lifetime, briefly

-VCU ready for Pitt stop
-March Madness- VCU

UNCW AD Capaccio under review
  UNC-Wilmington chancellor Rosemary DePaolo created a committee to evaluate the performance of athletic director Mike Capaccio and the overall direction of the athletic department.

Wilmington Star-News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Basketball helps ease pain of Williams' loss
  Coach stays busy after sister's death

-Hokies' drought is over
-Pack rocks Reynolds in second round
-Duke hopes its pain leads to gain
-UNC-CH tailback Edwards suspended indefinitely
  North Carolina tailback Barrington Edwards has been suspended indefinitely from the team "for violating team rules and university policies," the school announced Friday.

From Columbia (SC) State
-USC throws blanks in SEC opener
  Honeycutt stymies LSU to keep scoreless streak alive

-Late hiccup fails to derail Tigers’ victory
  Zocchi shuts down Duke in ACC opener

-Tigers coaches receive raises

Purnell trying to inspire Tigers
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

March 16, 2007

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch
-VCU Knocks Off Duke
  Somebody might need to pry Eric Maynor from his hotel television this morning. Virginia Commonwealth's spectacular sophomore guard admitted he won't be able to keep from watching SportsCenter and the play of the day in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

-Sophomore shines with game on line
-Maynor, VCU Upset Duke79-77 in NCAA Tournament
-Early exits of Sweet 16 picks hurt
-VCU fans get loud, root on Rams

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Duke stunned by VCU
  Any number of times this season, the Duke Blue Devils have enjoyed a second-half lead of significance but felt no joy when the final buzzer sounded.

-Duke was just an average team

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Blue Devils down and out
-Heels tough it out, advance in East
-Pack men surge into Reynolds

ODU is sunk by missed shots
  ODU's season ended amid a flurry of missed shots Thursday against a Butler team that discovered just enough offensive rhythm in the second half to pull away.

Hampton Roads Daily Press

ODU loses its touch, falls in first round of NCAAs
Virginian Pilot

From the Charlotte Observer
-Winthrop not chasin' Mason
-Davidson runs out of gas
-Curry shows nation his game
-McKillop-Curry is a good collaboration

Gamecocks face good test in LSU
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Tigers seeking to end seven-game losing streak to USC
Columbia (SC) State

Furman gets a new rival
  Samford to join SoCon in 2008

Greenville (SC) News

March 15, 2007

Tigers hang on, squeak out NIT win over East Tennessee State
Anderson Independent

Hoops fans hope they have next Cinderella
  Office productivity tumbles when tournament begins

Greenville (SC) News

Time to celebrate NCAA Day
New Bern Sun Journal

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Ole Miss beats ASU
  Mountaineers held scoreless for long stretch in 73-59 loss

-DANGEROUS- Winthrop might be this year's George Mason
-SURPRISE- Davidson won 29 games with no seniors
-BEST SHOT- VCU not afraid to take on Duke
-History Lesson- EKU has faced long odds before
-Wide Open- Locks do happenin the NCAA, but not much lately
-THE EQUALIZER- Underdogs have hope thanks to 3-point shot

ODU returns to the Dance floor
The Virginian Pilot

ODU gets lift from its bench
  Be prepared to be blinded. But don't let it slow you down. That's part of the message senior guard Drew Williamson has been passing on to the Monarchs' two freshmen and its lone sophomore this week.

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Eagles hope to go down road less traveled
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Davidson can be darling of tournament
Charlotte Observer

Wright State leans heavily on one man
  "I was that guy at East Carolina," Pitt transfer Mike Cook said just a little wistfully before the Panthers practiced yesterday.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Roof hires another coach with ties to Bunting
Blue Devils don't intend to let VCU sneak up on them

Duke enters tournament as first-round fodder
Greensboro News-Record

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack back at Reynolds
  Concert forces game to campus.

-O'Brien's start a silent one
  First State practice for assessing team.

-CBS sticks it to Heels with late start time
   The men's basketball selection committee and CBS didn't cut North Carolina much slack in this NCAA Tournament.

USC's Garcia plans to seek counseling
  East Carolina, who earned C-USA's automatic bid to the

Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Can the Gators pull it off
   Athletics director Jeremy Foley has Florida at the pinnacle of the collegiate sports world

Five hits enough for USC
Tigers shut down Eagles

March 14, 2007

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Rams used to being in the dance
Vaas named Duke's offensive coordinator
NIT: NC State 63, Drexel 56

Maynor’s magical March
  Lifted from the floor by a mob of fans and teammates last Monday night, Virginia Commonwealth University sophomore Eric Maynor looked into the Richmond Coliseum stands, found his family, pointed and smiled.

Fayetteville Observer

Baseball Notebook- Tar Heels on a tear
  GAINING GROUND: East Carolina posted a sweep of a Top 10 opponent for the first time in school history as the Pirates took a three-game series against then-No. 7 Cal State Fullerton last weekend. It was also the first time in over three years that the Titans had been swept.

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Wolfpack claws past Dragons in NIT
-Heels win 6th straight
  GAINING GROUND: East Carolina posted

-Life tests Yow
  Pack coach faces another challenge.

-Barton pulls away
  Bulldogs reach final eight in DII.

-N.C. State spring football practice

From the Rock Hill (SC) Herald
-A guarded situation

  Once the hoopla of Selection Sunday died down and No. 22 Winthrop got over the excitement of discovering its opponent (No. 17 Notre Dame) for Friday's first-round NCAA tournament game, the real business began.

Gamecocks lived up to expectations this season
  No coach in any sport would ever enter a season saying, "You know what? We are gonna stink this year."

-Tigers face East Tennessee, apathy in NIT opener
  Oliver Purnell sees progress despite a late-season swoon that cost Clemson its primary goal.

From the Columbia (SC) The State
USC fans face spiraling prices
-Garcia cuts his break short for court date
-Odom warms to ‘climate’ change
-Kelley gets suspended license charge dismissed
-Where there’s Smoak? No. 3 USC blasts Appalachian State

From the Charlotte Observer
-Davidson players are his big fans
-Winning is best P.R. for Lowe
-Panthers to bring in tight end for a visit
-No lie- Homers in D.C. to clear cherry trees
-Jordan shares agenda
-Jordan- Bickerstaff will not be coach next season
-Bobcats relax; end losing skid

From the Greenville (SC) News
-NIT next step for Clemson
  James Mays said Monday that the Clemson men's basketball team still made progress this season despite the team's late-season implosion that landed it in the National Invitation Tournament.

-Odom confident next season to be better

South Carolina raises ticket prices
  South Carolina football fans will pay more next season if they want to watch the Gamecocks play at Williams-Brice Stadium, and some will see a parking fee for the first time.

Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Get a glimpse into Bobby's world at ODU
  Meet the public, hire a staff, greet the media, pick uniforms, hobnob with donors and field a team. It's all in a day's work for the school's first football coach since FDR.

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Brownell proves to be perfect choice for Wright State
  He's in NCAA Tournament with Raiders after coaching UNCW there last season

Winston Salem Journal

From the Wilmington Star News
-Seahawks come up short in 7-6 loss to Chanticleers
-Tar Heel fans might have to root for Knight

March 12-13, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Support was absent, coach says
  Mike Krzyzewski, the face of Duke athletics, was virtually silent last spring as the lacrosse case put the school and its athletic teams under scrutiny. A year later, the men's basketball coach says the university should have shown more support for the players.

-Is there a George Mason in the house?

From the Rock Hill (SC) Herald
-Martin feels the pressure to win

  Winthrop's Eagles have played the entire season -- since last season, really -- for another chance to win in the NCAA Tournament.

Hudak- Eagles won't be intimidated
-Next stop, Spokane

  Winthrop's Eagles got the kind of seeding they were hoping for, but not the location, when the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee announced the 65-team field on Selection Sunday.

From the Winston Salem Journal
-NIT bid a big deal, Mountaineers say
-Raring to Go- Rested Blue Devils eager to take on tough VCU team
-Welcome Back

  Joel Coliseum sold out quickly; 1,000 people are on waiting list

-Mountaineers are eager to extend season in NIT

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-Monarchs might have best chance to go deep
-Monarchs living (at-)large in NCAA tournament
-Hokies' 11-year NCAA drought is over

From the Charlotte Observer
-A tinge of discontent
  Winthrop, Davidson certainly happy to be in tournament but long for a better spot

-For now, road is home for 49ers
  Stadium renovations move team 25 minutes away

Tigers view NIT as balm for season
Greenville (SC) News

It Takes More Than Luck for Underdogs
Durham Herald Sun

Mid-majors win on court, lose in bracket
Anderson Independent

Tournament selection bittersweet for State
Fayetteville Observer

Long road trip gets Winthrop’s Irish up
  Eagles dislike site, not seed for tourney

Columbia (SC) The State


March 18, 2007

-Owls Pull On The Pads
-Tulane Makes Quick Work Of Siena In 2-0 Saturday Win
-UCF's Winning Streak Comes to an End in 4-3 Loss to Rutgers

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers' title talk
  Night after night, during the year they spent together at Laurinburg Prep in North Carolina, Antonio Anderson and Robert Dozier sat in the dorm room they shared, plotting how they would transform the University of Memphis into one of the nation's elite programs.

-A side of Calipari that few know
-Tiger Notebook- Hunting nightlife- Not him

March 17, 2007

-Tigers Advance To Second Round With 73-58 Victory

-Owls Rally Past Cal Poly 9-8 Friday Night
-Down 8-1, UCF Baseball Storms Back for a 10-8 Win Over Rutgers
-Morgan Posts Career-Best 14 Ks As Tulane Downs Siena, 6-0
-Golden Eagle Baseball Opens Series With 5-2 Win Over Kent State

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers get past North Texas 73-58
  Say what you want about Memphis not beating anyone. John Calipari's team just keeps winning.

-When foul trouble looms, Allen, Dozier, Dorsey step up
-Advancing name of the game in March
-Tiger big men take control during a difficult first half
-Douglas-Roberts jawboning gets him in trouble

Memphis psyched about moving on
  It depends on what you're looking for, but I'm guessing for each and every one of you out there, every chapter of March Madness has a first.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Eagles get back on track
  Losing three out of its last four games wasn't sitting well with the Southern Miss baseball team. And things definitely need to start moving in a different direction with preseason No. 1 Rice coming to town to start the Conference USA season in a week.
Hattiesburg American

Belanger, Ezell shut down Kent State
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Three-run ninth boosts Rice past Cal Poly
Houston Chronicle

Herd Football Cranks Up Spring Ball March 27

'Deep threat' Passmore fitting in with Herd
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Ex-Evans, UCF star Haynes re-signs with Panthers
Orlando Sentinel

March 16, 2007

UAB Advances To Second Round Of WNIT With 81-77 Win Over Davidson
-Owls' Season Ends With Triple-Overtime WNIT Loss
-Houston Ready to Go at San Diego this Weekend
-Golden Eagles Host Kent State For Three-Game Weekend Series
-Tulane To Take On Siena In 3-Game Weekend Series

C-USA registers subtle RPI gains
  Seven C-USA teams each jumped more than 60 spots in the RPI rankings from last year.

Birmingham News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Skilled, but foul-prone, Dorsey can frustrate coach, teammates
-Successful tournament run- We'll see how it develops
-No. 15 seeds have had their moments

Marshall Baseball Meets Canisius For First Time

Walk-on Wild inspired by 'We Are Marshall'
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

March 15, 2007

-March 14- Women's Basketball 1-0 In Postseason Play

  The Tulane women's basketball team used a 28-7 run to open the game, and shot 56.5 percent to coast to a 76-43 victory over the Jackson State Tigers in the Women's National Invitation Tournament Wednesday night at Fogelman Arena.

-Purdue Avenges Tuesday Night Loss with 14-4 Victory Over UAB

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-'Buckets' gets the job done for the Tigers despite oddities
-U of M Notebook- Assistants get quick look at foe

Polish 7-footer commits to play for Mustangs
Dallas Morning News

Marshall forms committee to find coach
  Highly touted JUCO recruit ‘extremely disappointed’ with Jirsa’s firing, could ask to be released from letter of intent

Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Screening committee picked for MU coach search
-Georgia Tech QB Garner transfers to Marshall

Marshall needs Bolen — now
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Hattiesburg American
-USM-Boise State game moved to Thursday night
-USM baseball team to wear green jerseys

UCF football to begin spring practice March 21
  One of the most anticipated football seasons in UCF history kicks off next week as the Golden Knights head into spring practice.

Orlando Sentinel

USM- 5-run 5th leads Jags past Eagles
  Jeff Cunningham's bases-loaded triple to right center in the fifth inning erased a one-run deficit and led South Alabama to a 10-8 win over Southern Miss Wednesday night.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

March 14, 2007

-Women's Basketball Opens Postseason Play Wednesday

  East Carolina, who earned C-USA's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship, earned a 13th seed and will face No. 4 seed Rutgers (22-8) in East Lansing, Mich., on Sunday, March 18 at 9:30 p.m. EST.

Joey Lieberman's Two-RBI Double Lifts Memphis to 6-5 Win over Illinois State
-UAB Strikes Early and Often to Beat Purdue, 15-8
-TulaneBlanks UNO In Game 1 Of WOW Café & Wingery Cup, 2-0
UCF Baseball Extends Streak to Six By Cruising Past Army, 12-4

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Names start to surface in hunt for Herd's coach
  Donnie Jones was on the court Tuesday working to bring the University of Florida another men's basketball championship.

-Penguins waddle past Herd Baseball, 5-3

Georgia Tech QB plans transfer to Marshall
  Former Georgia Tech quarterback Jonathan Garner is planning to transfer to Marshall, stiffening the Thundering Herd’s post-2007 quarterback derby.

Charleston (WV) Gazette

McInnis suffers 1st loss as Golden Eagles fall 6-2
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Lions upend Eagles nest
  It was the Ty and Casey Summerlin show Tuesday night as Southeastern Louisiana stunned Southern Miss 6-2 at Pete Taylor Park.

Biloxi Sun Herald

Privateers' bats silenced by Green Wave
  In their respective weekend series, UNO scored as many runs in its only loss (10) as Tulane scored in three games (nine).

New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers make haircut history during tournament play
  Uh-oh, two days from the NCAA Tournament opener, and Memphis guard Andre Allen just issued a guarantee.

-Tigers found winning edge with defense

Football trio brings Miners high hopes
  When UTEP head coach Mike Price was hired in 2003, Miner fans knew they finally had a bonafide winner leading their football team.

El Paso Times

March 13, 2007

-East Carolina Earns A No. 13 Seed In NCAA Championship.
C-USA Sends a Record Three Teams to WNIT Play
-Softball Notebook

  ECU's Keili Harrell is the new C-USA career strikeout leader

-Baseball Notebook

  East Carolina Becomes Fourth C-USA Team to Be Nationally-Ranked This Season

Tiger Football Slated to begin Spring Practice Next Week

Marshall fires basketball coach Jirsa
  Ron Jirsa, who had been under fire all season, finished his Marshall career with a 43-74 record

Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Axe falls on Jirsa era at MU
  At the end of the day, Marshall simply didn’t win enough

Beckley (WV) Register Herald

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Jirsa says better shooting would have lead to him retaining his job
-Marshall fires Jirsa (with photo gallery of Jirsa through the years)

Knights will keep Speraw
  Kirk Speraw will return next season as UCF's basketball coach, athletic department spokesman Joe Hornstein confirmed to the Sentinel on Monday night.

Orlando Sentinel

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Are the Tigers better?
  There are many definitions for the word "team" as applied in a sporting sense.

-Predictions may keep Tigers humble

Strong finish fills USM with optimism
  For the past three years, Southern Miss basketball coach Larry Eustachy has contended that he never has measured his Golden Eagles by the numbers of wins they chalked up, but whether the team continued to improve over the course of a season.

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Golden Eagles to face Lions
  Southern Miss baseball coach Corky Palmer wanted to play a tough non-conference schedule for RPI purposes before opening Conference USA play.

Biloxi Sun Herald

Wave looks to get back in the swing
  The Tulane and UNO baseball programs are on two-game streaks.

New Orleans Times-Picayune

March 12, 2007

-C-USA Champion Memphis Earns No. 2 Seed in NCAA Championship
-Weekend Baseball Roundup

  ECU Among Six C-USA Teams That Were 3-0 This Past Weekend

-Weekend Softball Roundup

  East Carolina and Houston Both 3-0 in League Play

Around Conference USA - Basketball
USA Today

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-'We deserved it' No. 2 seed the respect Tigers want
  All season, the University of Memphis heard the insults about Conference USA and the ridicule over its national ranking, using that perceived lack of respect as motivation to win 22 straight games.

-NCAA first round- Memphis vs. North Texas
-Tigers face former coach

From the Houston Chronicle
-NIT- Cougars left out; Kansas St. must settle
-Rice, UH, UT, A&M win in baseball

USM tops LSU in series finale
  Trey Sutton and James Ewing had three hits apiece in a 13-hit attack and Bailey Hartel delivered a go-ahead two-run single as Southern Miss salvaged the final game of a three-game series 5-3.

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Bouncing back, big win
  Funny how one good day can erase a couple of rough ones.

Hattiesburg American