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East Carolina


Conference USA

April 1, 2007
April Fool's Day
Palm Sunday (Christian)

BVL: No. 29 Tulane thumps ECU 8-2 [Box Score]
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Buckeyes, Gators meet in rematch of BCS final
Donovan, Calipari attract interest from suitors
ECU softball splits with Golden Hurricane

-Pirates Drop Game Two To Tulane 8-2
  Shooter Hunt scattered five hits over seven innings with nine strikeouts as Tulane handed East Carolina its second straight loss Saturday afternoon 8-2 at Zephyr Field.

-Pirates Take One Of Two From Tulsa
-Campbell Men's Tennis Downs ECU 5-2
-Pirate Baseball Gameday Central

Big Easy tough for ECU
  East Carolina lost a second consecutive game Saturday afternoon for the first time since Feb. 17, suffering its second loss at Tulane in as many days.

Greenville Daily Reflector

Offense Comes Through As Baseball Downs East Carolina, 8-2

TU's Hunt gains support
  No one could blame Tulane pitcher Shooter Hunt if he seemed puzzled during the middle innings of Saturday's game against East Carolina.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Wilson tries to maintain focus
Washington Daily News

Whitley, Pinkney star in second East Carolina scrimmage
Goldsboro News Argus

Interest high in Bunn's Barnes
  So far, Barnes has received college scholarship offers from North Carolina, NC State, Penn State, Colorado, Miami, East Carolina, Wake Forest, Virginia
Raleigh News & Observer

March 31, 2007
Bunsen Burner Day
Lazarus Saturday (Orthodox)
Mawlid Al Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad - Islamic)
Take Your Parents to the Playground Day
Anniversary - Eiffel Tower

-BVL: Green Wave nips No. 19 Pirates 2-1 [Box Score]

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
East Carolina men's tennis wins at Richmond
UCF names new women's hoops coach
Jagodzinski announces frosh quarterback's exit

-Spring Football Notebook No. 11
  Redshirt freshman tailback Norman Whitley rushed for 233 yards and three touchdowns while junior quarterback Patrick Pinkney threw for three scores to highlight East Carolina's second full intra-squad scrimmage Friday afternoon at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

-Pirates Fall To Green Wave, 2-1
   Sean Morgan struck out ten East Carolina (20-7, 3-1) batters as Tulane (21-7; 4-0) handed the No. 19 Pirates its first loss in 14 games with a 2-1 victory Friday night at Zephyr Field in Conference USA action.

-Pirate Baseball Gameday Central
   East Carolina and Tulane will play game two of a three-game series Saturday afternoon with a 3 p.m. (EDT) first pitch scheduled.

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Green Wave stops ECU's win streak
  East Carolina's 14-game baseball winning streak, heavily challenged earlier this week against Wilmington, expired Friday night at Zephyr Field.

-Whitley hitting the ground running at ECU spring drills
  Things are moving fast for East Carolina running back Norman Whitley, and he's moving fast along with them.

Pitching Lifts Baseball In 2-1 Series-Opening Win vs. East Carolina

Tulane holds off ECU
  Tulane's Jared Dyer and Warren McFadden each drove in a run, and reliever Daniel Latham pitched the Green Wave out of trouble late in a 2-1 Conference USA victory over East Carolina on Friday night at Zephyr Field.
New Orleans Times Picayune

March 30, 2007
Doctor's Day
Grass is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day
Anniversary - Pencil Patent

-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
There's more than one path to pro success
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

ECU announces home kickoff times, CSTV dates
Naismith honors bestowed on Yow, Knight
Mountaineers ascend to NIT summit

-2007 ECU Home Kickoff Times Announced
  Official kickoff times for all six of East Carolina's home football games this fall were announced Thursday which features a balance of night and afternoon contests for a Pirates' schedule that includes battles against regional Atlantic Coast Conference members North Carolina and N.C. State.

-Pirates Knock Down Spiders 4-3

Pirates’ closer Mathews is slamming the door on everybody
Washington Daily News

Scrimmage is second of spring for the Pirates
New Bern Sun-Journal

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-On the road again
  With homestand over, Pirates head to Tulane

-ECU graduates named new trustees on college board

Wave's Jones preaching patience
  Inconsistent offense still plagues Tulane entering ECU series
New Orleans Times Picayune

Tulane To Host C-USA Foe East Carolina Over Weekend At Zephyr Field

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-ECU fans can make plans
  Pirates reveal kickoff times for their home football games.

-Sundays are dandy for ECU's Dowdy
  Josh Dowdy, a sophomore right-hander from Wakefield High, began the season as a midweek starter for the East Carolina baseball team.

-Magazine rates graduate schools
  U.S. News & World Report ranks East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine sixth for MEDICINE (PRIMARY CARE)

Lawsuit might cost ACC schools millions
  The Pirates could feel a seven-figure bite if they have to spend more on scholarships.

Greensboro News-Record

UNCW roundup- Baseball falls to ECU in extra innings
Wilmington Morning Star

East Carolina storms back to win its 14th straight game
Washington (NC) Daily

2008 Intro- Lorenzo Williams
  Williams is fielding interest from East Carolina, Michigan State, Nebraska, NC State, Purdue, Stanford, ... (subscription req'd)

March 29, 2007
Knights Of Columbus Founders Day
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
Birthday - President John Tyler (10th President)

-Myatt: View From The 'ville
Running game gets special attention
-BVL: Pirates Release Updated Depth Chart
-BVL: Bucs overtake Seahawks in 10 [Box Score]
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

State coach's son facing serious charges
Tigers, Mountaineers match up in NIT final
Tar Heel women returning to Final Four

-Pirates Rally For 14th Straight Win
  Junior shortstop Dale Mollenhauer went 4-for-5 with a double and scored three runs, including the game winner Wednesday night as the No. 19 East Carolina Pirates erased an eight-run deficit to pick up its 14th consecutive win and defeat the UNC Wilmington Seahawks 11-10 in ten innings at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

-ECU Softball Splits Doubleheader With No. 24 NC State
  Looking to gain momentum going into a crucial Conference USA series with Tulsa this weekend, the East Carolina softball team made the short trip to Raleigh, splitting a doubleheader with No. 24 NC State at the Walnut Creek Softball Complex. The Pirates dropped game one 12-2 in six innings before rebounding to take a 9-8 win in 11 innings in a bizarre contest.

-Spring Football Notebook No. 10
  East Carolina resumed its spring practice schedule in earnest with a full-intensity workout in pads Wednesday afternoon on Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice Complex before lightning and hail ended the Pirates' day 25 minutes early.

-Pirates And Krog Finish Third At UNCW Invitational

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU coaching staff plans on staying put
  College basketball's coaching carousel has thus far missed a stop at East Carolina.  Despite rumors about one or more of the ECU men's assistant coaches entertaining job offers with other schools, all of the Pirate coaches shot the information down as nothing more than heresay.

-Pirates' win streak reaches 14 straight
  ECU scores in 10th to beat Seahawks

Pirates turn things around
  When you don't beat yourself defensively, it gives you an opportunity to win, which is what ECU has been able to do
Wilmington Morning Star

Saving the Ship
  Godwin, ECU have something special Baseball

From the East Carolinian
-Rob Kass era is scheduled to begin
-Pirates rally for comeback victory over Seahawks
-Opinion- Take me out to the ballgame

Time for Pirates' running backs to show up
  Fans of East Carolina’s football team will have to adjust their eyes for the 2007 season, and begin looking down.
New Bern Sun Journal

Prep Baseball: Division I college baseball programs taking a look at Peters junior
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

March 28, 2007

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

Tigers, Calipari agree to pact through 2011-12
ECU football depth chart set for release today
ECU's Eldridge named C-USA hitter of week

-Harrison Eldridge Receives National Recognition
  Junior Harrison Eldridge was named to the College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll after helping the No. 19 East Carolina Pirates to their 13th straight win after sweeping Memphis in Conference USA play.

-Pirates' Robinson Honored By The NCADA
-Spiders Climb Past East Carolina 5-2

From the East Carolinian
-Young quarterbacks are ready to step up
  Kass and Clay vie for the starting spot

-Harrison Eldridge receives national recognition
-ECU softball team weathers first true road test

Copper re-signs with Saints
Washington (NC) Daily

Saints re-sign Copper to one-year contract
  The Saints re-signed wide receiver Terrance Copper to a one-year contract Monday, keeping him in the mix to replace Joe Horn in the starting lineup.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Holland's moment was special
  Virginia’s basketball season may be over, but there was one moment from this campaign that will live forever, one that was hardly noticed when it occurred back in November.
Charlottesville Daily Progress

Marinate It!
  Duane Maddox, the 6-foot-2, 220 pound linebacker from Crest Senior High School in Shelby, NC, said he received an offer from East Carolina on Monday

Butler's April 6 bout to be televised
  The Rochester Honkers have signed Corey Kemp, a 6-foot-1, 215 pound junior catcher from nationally ranked East Carolina University, for the 2007 season.
Post-Bulletin (MN)

March 27, 2007
American Diabetes Association Alert Day
Education and Sharing Day
Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day

-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
Streaking Pirates approaching big hurdles
-BVL: Pirates on the rise in national polls

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Penn State's Paterno pacing sideline again
Thorsen leads Pirates to fifth in Furman tourney
San Diego names Gonzaga aide hoops coach

-Spring Football Notebook No. 9
  Three days after conducting their first official intra-squad scrimmage of the spring, the East Carolina Pirates returned to Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice Complex and turned in an enthusiastic two-hour workout in shorts and helmets.

-Pirate Baseball Continues To Climb In National Polls
  Fresh off a sweep of Conference USA foe Memphis, the East Carolina baseball team cracked the top 20 in the latest Baseball America poll at No. 19 and ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll at No. 20.

-Harrison Eldridge Named C-USA Hitter-of-the-Week
  Eldridge Collected Eight Hits And Scored Eight Runs

Saints re-sign wideout Copper
  The New Orleans Saints re-signed former East Carolina wide receiver Terrance Copper to a one-year contract Monday

Biloxi Sun-Herald

Saints re-sign WR Terrance Copper to 1-year deal
New Orleans Times Picayune (AP)

Pirate offense explodes in first conference series
  ECU has the longest current winning streak in the nation

The East Carolinian

No. 22 Pirates complete sweep of Tigers
  Clark-LeClair Stadium turned into a giant merry-go-round once again for the No. 22 East Carolina Pirates.

Washington Daily News

JUCO Nationals - Top Prospects
  Fred Braithwaite has Auburn, Georgia, East Carolina, and Stony Brook among schools calling.

Cavaliers have inside track for OL
  Offers continue to come in for Concord (N.C.) Robinson offensive tackle R.J. Mattes. He's got offers from Virginia, Wake Forest, East Carolina, Duke, Clemson, North Carolina State and South Carolina...

USA Today

March 26, 2007
Legal Assistants Day
Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 301
Short-term independence worth exploring
-BVL: ECU finishes Memphis 11-1 [Box Score]
Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Tar Heels fold, Hoyas move on to Final Four
Alford moving from Hawkeyes to Lobos
ECU women's tennis tops Charleston Southern

-No. 22 Pirates Complete Sweep Of Memphis, 11-1
  East Carolina used a six-run fifth inning and an impressive three-hit performance by starting pitcher Josh Dowdy to collect its 13th consecutive win and sweep Memphis 11-1 Sunday afternoon at Clark-LeClair Stadium in seven innings.

-Men's Golf Finishes Fifth At Furman Intercollegiate
-Softball Blanks Marshall To Avoid Sweep
-College of Charleston Rolls Past ECU 6-1

Pirates cruise to 13th straight win
  A night after a three-run home run by Dale Mollenhauer rallied the East Carolina baseball team to a 12-10 victory over Memphis, another Pirate three-run bomb helped doom the Tigers on Saturday.

Greenville Daily Reflector

U of M finds runs hard to come by again
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Baseball Swept by No. 22 ECU, Erased 11-1 in Series Finale

Pirates march on, win 13th straight
  East Carolina's baseball team is producing its own brand of March Madness in Greenville.

Raleigh News & Observer

East Carolina 11, Memphis 1
Wilmington Star-News (AP)

Post Script- Ex-pro football player made volunteering his sport
  George Stanley Crump II came from a line of big bruisers with gentle souls.

Virginian Pilot

Gamecocks chasing two ’08 halfbacks
  The offer list for Aynor offensive lineman TJ Johnson (6-4, 290) continues to grow with NC State and East Carolina jumping in last week

Columbia (SC) The State


April 1, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Son's arrest burdens Lowe
  N.C. State men's basketball coach Sidney Lowe gets sympathy as his son is charged.

-Hundreds mourn Tar Heels mascot
-Longtime Duke golf coach Myers dies at 67
-Richard Petty a fan of the COT

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Big 7th inning sparks Tar Heels to 11-6 victory against Deacons
-Grobe is pleased with Deacs' play in the secondary

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Commodores pound Gamecocks
-USC QBs struggle in scrimmage
-Tigers even series with Miami

Tommy talks about the state of the program
Columbia (SC) State

Q&A with Panthers owner Jerry Richardson
Charlotte Observer

March 31, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Whew! It's still true
  A week after Barton senior Anthony Atkinson scored his team's final 10 points to win the NCAA Division II title, the hometown hero still can't believe it ( YouTube/CBS Video - Division II Basketball Championship... Barton vs. Winona St.)

-Evans, Pack produce some positive plays during scrimmage
-Gators next to attempt rare repeat feat
-Thirty years ago, Al McGuire was king
  In 1977 in Atlanta, Marquette defeated North Carolina at Chapel Hill in a championship game that featured two unlikely friends.

-Lightning strikes Canes' hopes

The NCAA is stepping up its efforts to catch the cheaters in women's basketball
Durham Herald-Sun

Vandy tops USC in 12 innings
Greenville (SC) News

Vandy draws first blood at USC
  It was billed as a clash of the titans.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Charlotte Observer
-49ers pitcher overpowering
  First game at the new $5.9 million stadium

-Leak determined to prove critics wrong
-Who fits best for Panthers QB?
  Carolina to test drive former high draft picks Carr, Harrington

-Bobcats beat Bucks
-Bobcats to cut ticket prices

Fans say 'Take me out to the ballgame'
  More than 12,000 packed into Harbor Park on Friday afternoon to soak up the picture-perfect weather and watch the Orioles defeat the Nationals 6-5.
The Virginian Pilot

Marshall receives coach of the year honors
  After leading Winthrop to a school-record 29 wins and the school's first-ever NCAA tournament win, coach Gregg Marshall was named the recipient of the 2007 Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year award.
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

From the Wilmington Morning Star
-Capaccio's fate remains up in the air
  University employees set up tables, chairs and a white tent on the lawn outside Alderman Hall on Friday afternoon. They worked under cloudless skies to prepare for weekend festivities scheduled for incoming UNC-Wilmington freshmen.

-Seahawks hold off late charge from JMU

A perfect ending
  WVU's season, Young's career conclude with NIT title
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Teetering- If Donovan leaves, the dominoes tumble
-Ready to Hit Someone- Wake Forest's Godfrey, after a year off, is eager to regain his football mentality
-Tar Heels slip past Deacons 3-1
-Martinsville requires big supply of oxygen tanks
-NASCAR Notebook- China may have its eye on Chrysler

NASCAR: Hamlin on top at Martinsville
Greensboro News-Record

March 30, 2007

WVU NIT champions
  Young finishes with 24 points, MVP award

Charleston (WV) Gazette

Tigers shot down in NIT final
Anderson Independent

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Car led cops to Lowe's son
-NCAA losses costly for ACC
  Men's teams will feel the pain financially.

-Should Devils spend the money?
   Duke University is in an awkward situation as Texas attempts to hire Blue Devils women's basketball coach Gail Goestenkors.

-Hurricanes losing control
   Even winning final five games might not get Carolina into playoffs.

National award goes to Wolfpack's Yow
Greensboro News-Record

No Room for Little Guys at Final Four
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Charlotte Observer
-Bad season leaves Lutz focused on the future
  Williams, Booker to transfer, adding to large turnover

-NCAA president says increasing size of tournament unlikely
-Panthers- Carr and Harrington have upsides

Football returns to UNC-Penbroke
Fayetteville Observer

Review complete, Capaccio awaits decision
  UNC-Wilmington athletic director Mike Capaccio met with chancellor Rosemary DePaolo on Thursday afternoon to continue discussions concerning his future at the university.
Wilmington Morning Star

Virginia's Ogletree to seek another opinion
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Schaub’s actions speak louder than Groh
Roanoke (VA) Times

USC, Vanderbilt prepared to grind it out in big series
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

March 29, 2007

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-NIT: One more chip to play
  Lack of respect drove Mountaineers to this point

-NIT notebook- Planning time at a premium

Purnell has Tigers on right track
Anderson Independent

U.Va.'s best receiver will miss '07 season after tearing ACL
The Virginian Pilot

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Asack ready to come back to Duke
  Every day during a typical week, Duke quarterback Zack Asack paid his dues, all leading up to game day. But when kickoff finally arrived, Asack paid for his mistake all over again.

-Texas makes it pitch to Goestenkors
  Gail Goestenkors will fly back to Durham today wrestling with a decision that could change the fortunes of two women’s basketball programs.

-Arrest of coach's son is a jolt to Wolfpack's feel-good season

From the Charlotte Observer
-The `Chapel Hill' Factor
  Resentment grew with the 49ers that Tar Heels `didn't acknowledge' them

-1977 Final Four almost saw 49ers vs. Heels
-49ers couldn't get big-name competition in '77
-Heels didn't recruit "Cornbread"
  It's been called a "Cornbread Run."  It's what North Carolina at Chapel Hill basketball recruiters do when they scout a relatively unknown in-state prospect. When Cedric "Cornbread" Maxwell was a senior at Kinston High, he wanted to go to East Carolina or North Carolina. The Pirates only had a partial scholarship to offer. The Tar Heels didn't even recruit him.

-New scheme for Panthers- zone blocking

UNC-CH's Five Most Painful NCAA Losses
Wilmington Morning Star

Kelley receives Naismith honor
  The kudos keep coming for South Carolina's departing point guard.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Marshall front a bit on the quiet side
  Winthrop coach Gregg Marshall was scheduled to fly off to Atlanta on Wednesday to attend this weekend’s Final Four featuring Ohio State, UCLA, Georgetown and Florida from the high-profile Big Ten, Pac-10, Big East and Southeastern conferences.
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Clemson, West Virginia going for NIT title
-College-Basketball Notebook- 49ers will lose two transfers
-Winthrop uses big inning to beat WFU
-Hope springs eternal for Blue Devils' Roof

Tigers’ bats remain hot in win against W. Carolina
Columbia (SC) State

UNC-CH piles up runs in baseball win
Raleigh News & Observer

Commission says UNC-Rocky Mount a no-go
Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald

March 28, 2007

NIT: Tigers shoot down Air Force
Anderson Independent

Tigers reach NIT final
  K.C. Rivers couldn't wait for his opportunity to play at Madison Square Garden.

Greenville (SC) News

NIT: WVU beats Miss. St. on last-second heartstopper
  Darris Nichols hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to lift West Virginia to a 63-62 NIT semifinal victory over Mississippi State

Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Wolfpack coach's son charged in UNCG shooting
  Sidney R. Lowe II also has been charged in a West Friendly Avenue home invasion from earlier this month.

Greensboro News-Record

A spring of key decisions for Hokies
  Virginia Tech looks to solidify key positions in spring practice and expects some young players to step up.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Glennon likely to remain starter for VT
  The full-speed scrimmages are intended to help prepare Glennon for game-day defensive pressure he will face when the Hokies open against East Carolina
Washington (DC) Times

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Lowe's son faces 22 charges
  The son of North Carolina State basketball coach Sidney Lowe faces more than 20 charges, most of them in connection with two separate attacks in Greensboro, authorities said Tuesday.

-Duke gives Texas permission to talk to Goestenkors
-Paulus, Pocius have successful surgeries

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Services Saturday for UNC's Jason Ray
   Funeral services for Jason Ray, the UNC-Chapel Hill student who performed as mascot Rameses, will be held Saturday in Concord, university officials said Tuesday.

-O'Brien lands recruit
-Leafs enjoy laugher against Canes

O’Brien meets with region’s coaches
Fayetteville Observer

Spring Questions- Virginia Cavaliers

PGA: Wachovia Championship builds top-flight field
Charlotte Observer

Greensboro puts in 2012 Final Four bid for women's tournament
New Bern Sun Journal

Bypassed bunt gives boost to Gamecocks
Columbia (SC) State

March 27, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-UNC-CH mourns mascot, friend
  Friends of Jason Ray say they'll remember his infectious energy and huge personality. The 21-year-old senior from Concord died three days after he was hit by an SUV while walking to his New Jersey hotel.

-Coach carousel in swing
  Stan Heath is fired after five seasons as the basketball coach at Arkansas, while Utah, Binghamton and Liberty have made their choices on coaches.

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Gamecocks visit Elon; Tigers play host to Gardner-Webb
  The University of South Carolina risks its new No. 1 ranking in baseball today with a game at Elon.

-Tigers see possibilities in NIT semifinal

Tigers’ NIT road runs through Falcons, Princeton system
Anderson Independent

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-For Tar Heels, 'things aren't going to be the same next year'
-Northwood's Palmer commits verbally to O'Brien, Wolfpack

From the Greensboro News Record
-Q & A- John Swofford
-City scored with NCAA, boosters say
  But city’s size and the low turnout may hurt chances to land women’s Final Four.

-GOOD KNIGHTS! Rutgers no fluke, advances to Final Four

From the Charlotte Observer
-Panthers sign 4 potential backups
  The Carolina Panthers added defensive depth Monday, signing four free agents.

-Panthers' safety Minter restructures contract
-Police arrest Panthers reserve guard
-49ers add Texas junior-college forward
-Wallace is Eastern Conference Player of Week

Marshall spurns the Bulls
  Winthrop coach declines to say what went into decision
Columbia (SC) State

REBUILDING- Prosser says improved defense, rebounding is key to Wake Forest's future
Winston Salem Journal

March 26, 2007

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Sequel better than the original
  If you're old enough to remember 25 years ago, you remember the game.

-Leggett earns 1,000th victory
  David Kopp and two relievers combined on a shut- out and Clemson collected 12 hits Sunday to defeat Maryland 5-0 and give Tigers coach Jack Leggett his 1,000th career victory.

Georgetown coach follows father's precedent
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Call this one what it was -- a total Tar Heels collapse
-Bedside vigil for N.C. mascot gravely hurt
  More than two dozen family members and friends held a bedside vigil Sunday for Jason Ray, the North Carolina at Chapel Hill student who suits up as the school's mascot who was in extremely critical condition after being hit by a car.

Tigers still flying under radar in Big Apple
Anderson Independent

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Duke football spring preview
-Heels mull their future; Lawson likely to return
-Barton returns to cheers, acclaim
  Fans and family greet the Division II men's basketball champs on their return at RDU.

USC rallies past Mississippi State
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Yow will ponder future
  Wolfpack coach will talk to doctors before deciding on return

Charlotte Observer (AP)

Marshall- I'm still the coach at Winthrop
  Winthrop coach Gregg Marshall informed University of South Florida athletic director Doug Woolard on Sunday that he would not pursue the head coaching job with the Bulls.

Rock Hill (SC) Herald

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Ex-UNC-CH player arrested on gun charges
  Defensive back Dexter Reid, who played his college football at North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was arrested on gun and drug charges yesterday after being pulled over on suspicion of drunken driving.
-Mangum helps N.C. State fend off Wake Forest 3-2
-HAPPY BIRTHDAY- Pinehurst No. 2 passes century mark
-NASCAR: Kyle Busch grabs a win
-Detroit Blues- Troubles of auto industry looming over NASCAR


April 1, 2007

Cal reportedly not interested in Hogs
Memphis Commercial Appeal

-Herd Baseball Suffers Hard-Fought 5-3 Loss to No. 8 Rice
-UAB Locks Up Sweep by Defeating UCF Baseball, 9-7

-Three Tulane Football Games to be Televised this Fall
-Tulane Football Completes First Week of Spring Practice with 20 Minute Scrimmage

From the Birmingham News
-Blazers get first C-USA series sweep since'05
-Blazers defense tired of smack talk by offense, shuts them up

Green Wave wraps up first week of spring practice

From the El Paso Times
-Miners look impressive during scrimmage
-Quarterbacks perform well during scrimmage

Offense enjoys dominant day
  Southern Miss junior center Rick Thompson admitted that the Golden Eagles' poor offensive performance in a scrimmage last week had weighed heavily.

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Learning curve tough for new Golden Eagles
  Collegiate football fans are always enamored with the junior college transfer. Especially when he comes in a semester early.

Hattiesburg American

Herd puts some pop into practice
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Marshall notebook- Herd’s Spann rooting for his brother in Final Four
Charleston (WV) Gazette

March 31, 2007

-No. 8 Owls' Pitching, Offense Leads to 13-1 Win Over Marshall Baseball
-Tiger's Grisham Tosses Eight-Inning Gem in 8-1 Win Over No. 29 Southern Miss
-Five Early Unearned Runs Help UAB Defeat UCF Baseball, 15-5
-UAB to Play Doubleheader with UCF on Saturday Due to Weather

Mustangs look for attitude
  Moving the SMU football program forward takes a certain attitude. Becoming a team that thrives in short-yardage situations requires a definite mentality.
Dallas Morning News

USM's bats fall silent as Memphis eases to win
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers' lack of 'want-to' peeves West
-Tiger starter Grisham silences Golden Eagles
-'Blip' doesn't cancel U of M

Mississippi teams fight to be best
  That week could be a make or break situation for USM, with the Eagles traveling for a Conference USA series at East Carolina that weekend.
Hattiesburg American

Inman, Baldridge tackling new roles
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Berry, Lehmann boost Rice in baseball
Houston Chronicle

Offense powers Blazers to win
  UAB reliever Kasey Croft earned the win in UAB's 15-5 victory over Central Florida in the Blazers' Conference USA opener on Friday night at Young Memorial Field.
Birmingham News

Coaching staff wants to see max effort today
El Paso Times

Rain keeps TU from practicing
Tulsa World

March 30, 2007

-Herd Baseball Travels to No. 8 Rice in First C-USA Road Trip of 2007
-Baseball Travels to Alabama to Take on UAB in C-USA Action
-Four UTEP Football Games Picked Up For National Television
-Tigers To Have Five Games Aired on Television in 2007

-UCF Hires Joi Williams-Felton As Head Women's Basketball Coach

USM will take on Memphis
Biloxi Sun Herald

U of M Notebook Tigers hoping to regroup
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Football- Raw talent Turner looking to make impact with Eagles
-New, improved Belanger gets job done for Eagles

Blazers plays UCF in C-USA opener
Birmingham News

Owls Host Marshall In Three-Game Weekend Series At Reckling Park

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Five Herd games on national TV
-Johnson, Wingate glad to be back on the field
-Herd upgrades at wide receiver

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Herd’s Turner has big shoes to fill
  The news bowled Kelvin Turner over like a running back with a full head of steam laying waste to a hesitant, stationary free safety

-Marshall has tons of depth at tight end

And the beat goes on for Tulane's Toledo
  There was an extra spring in the step of Bob Toledo this week as he blew the whistle to open his first spring practice as Tulane's football coach.
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the El Paso Times
-Injuries starting to pile up for Miners
-Miners focus on defensive improvement

March 29, 2007

-Ninth-Inning Rally Falls Short in 11-9 Memphis Loss
-Golden Eagles Use Second Half of Practice, Wednesday, for a Scrimmage
-Tulane Football Completes Second Day of Spring Practice
-Marshall Fans Step Up in Athlon Magazine Promotion

UH signs basketball coach Penders to one-year extension
Houston Chronicle

Giannini, Eustachy talk contract extension
Hattiesburg American

UAB's Davis almost signed Buckeye stars
Birmingham News

Bulldogs send Tigers to fifth defeat in a row
Memphis Commercial Appeal

UCF to name Murray State's Williams-Felton to coach its women's basketball program
  Joi Felton will be introduced at a news conference Thursday

Orlando Sentinel

Dunlap, Herd a perfect match
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

March 28, 2007

-Anderson Named To Defensive All-America Team
  University of Memphis' Antonio Anderson was named to the Defensive All-America Team

-Conference USA Announces Swimming & Diving Specialty Award Winners
-Houston Explodes in Extra Winnings to Knock Off Lamar
-Tiger Baseball Drops Fourth Straight, 9-8 at Mississippi State
-Texas Clips Rice 6-4 Tuesday Night In Austin
-Ole Miss Scores One in the Bottom of the Ninth To edge USM, 6-5
-UAB Lets One Get Away Late as Samford Scores Five in the Ninth to Win
-Down to its Last Strike, UCF Baseball Finds a Way to Defeat Stetson in 11 Innings

Baseball's Goebel, Claiborne, Rogers Combine To Blank NSU, 5-0
  The Green Wave return to action on Friday, March 30, when they open a three-game series against Conference USA foe East Carolina at 6:30 pm (CDT) at Zephyr Field.

Baseball- Eagles' pitching falters in rubber game
  One would think that an 18-5 whipping is a game Southern Miss would like to forget as quickly as possible.

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

UH scores 17 in win over Lamar; Aggies whip Frogs
Houston Chronicle

Callaway brings new attitude, discipline to UAB
Birmingham News

Marshall receiver will miss workouts
  Fitzgerald will sit out spring to recover from surgery

Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Spring spotlight on QB
-Few surprises on first day of spring practice

Lauzon working to regain his spot
  Herd receiver coming off back injury
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Tiger secondary gets boost
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Toledo quickly finds his Forté
  The first day of spring football drills is hardly the day that should leave a coach like Tulane's Bob Toledo bubbling with excitement. Although it was the 60-year-old Toledo's first day on the field with his new team, it wasn't his first time around this block.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Hurricane receivers improving
Tulsa World

March 27, 2007

-Baseball Notebook
  Four C-USA Teams Nationally-Ranked This Week

-Cougar Baseball Continues Road Swing at Lamar on Tuesday
-Owls Meet Texas Tuesday Night In Austin
-Calipari and Memphis Agree On Contract Extension
-Softball Notebook
-Blazers Continue Spring Drills With Another Day In Pads
-Tulane Football Opens Spring Practice This Tuesday at 8-30 a.m.
-Cox Signs With Marshall Football

Calipari agrees to one-year extension
Memphis Commercial Appeal

MU coach gets rude welcome to C-USA
  Sometimes when you are learning the ropes, there's a noose or two involved. Just ask Jeff Waggoner.

Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Golden Eagles to battle Ole Miss
  It's been a long time between starts, but Southern Miss junior Mike Cashion will be on the mound against Ole Miss when the teams battle tonight at Trustmark Park in Pearl for the 111th time in the series.

Biloxi Sun-Herald

USM must stay calm under gun
  Sunday's 18-5 loss to Rice pretty much sucked the wind out of the sails of the Southern Miss baseball team.

Hattiesburg American

Coaching staff pleased with helmet cam
  After three workouts, UTEP coach Mike Price is quite enamored with the program's new toy, the helmet cam worn by a selected quarterback each day.

El Paso Times

Wave ready to spring into action
  For the past three months, Tulane Coach Bob Toledo has been holding getting-to-know-you sessions with Green Wave players.

New Orleans Times Picayune

Running back pool deepens with Herd signing Cox
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

March 26, 2007

-Weekend Baseball Roundup
  The first weekend of conference play saw three of the four series' end in sweeps. East Carolina ran its winning streak to 13 games with three wins over Memphis. Tulane picked up three straight victories at Marshall and Houston won three in a row at UCF. In a meeting of nationally-ranked teams, Rice rebounded from a Friday night loss to Southern Miss to take the final two games of the series from the Golden Eagles.

-Owls Thump Southern Miss In Sunday Finale, 18-5
-Gomes Tosses Complete Game Shutout As Tulane Baseball Sweeps Marshall

Donnie Jones has a free pass to Marshall job
  It is very quiet here. Too quiet, perhaps. Considering Marshall University is in the midst of searching for a new head basketball coach, you would expect the town to be buzzing with rumors, reports and opinions.

Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Year over, now Tigers begin the numbers game
  The only scholarship player certain not to be back with the University of Memphis next season is fifth-year senior Jeremy Hunt, who completed his career with a 26-point effort in Saturday's 92-76 Elite Eight loss to Ohio State in San Antonio's Alamodome.

Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Hattiesburg American
-An ongoing struggle
  Southern Miss athletic director Richard Giannini says every team has its peaks and valleys.

-Booster clubs keep faith
  Everybody loves a winner.

Baseball- Eagles' pitching falters in rubber game
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

COLLEGE BASEBALL- Cougars complete road sweep; Rice wins big, but UT, A&M lose
Houston Chronicle

Tulane shuts out Herd 9-0
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Gomes gives Green Wave sweep
  Senior right-hander Brandon Gomes struck out a career-high 12 batters and pitched a five-hitter to lead Tulane to a 9-0 victory Sunday and a three-game sweep of Conference USA foe Marshall at Appalachian Power Park.
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Tulsa World
-TU Spring Notebook- Seamless transition
-Offense adjusts to system

Coaches like what they see in scrimmage
El Paso Times