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Conference USA

April 15, 2007
Income Tax Pay Day - But Not This Year
National Take a Wild Guess Day
Anniversary - Titanic Sinking

BVL Audio: Holtz Purple-Gold Game Press Conference
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Kass displays big arm in Purple-Gold game
ECU women's tennis matches record win total
Accusing LSU assistant submits resignation
One Buckeye dad says NBA decision not made

-Kass, Big Plays Key In Spring Game
-ECU-Marshall Baseball Game Three Postponed
-Paisley Solid Again In Doubleheader Split With Memphis
-Old Dominion Turns Back Lady Pirates, 6-1
-Pirates Drop Regular Season Finale 7-0

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates spring into action
-Recruiting efforts of of Holtz and staff on display in spring game
-Former East Carolina stars enjoying success in NFL
-International music, art exhibits and football highlight PirateFest
-Around Campus: Sprinklers are expensive for Greeks

Kass shows off his arm
Raleigh News & Observer

East Carolina conclude productive spring with strong scrimmage
Fayetteville Observer

Kass, Bryant shine for ECU in scrimmage
Greensboro News-

Class of '08 already gets attention
Wilmington Star-News

April 14, 2007

BVL: Pirates take game one from Herd 7-4 [Box Score]
-BVL: East Carolina romps in nightcap 13-3 [Box Score]
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Anne Holland and others)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Quarterbacks will rotate in ECU's spring game
Hoyas duo testing NBA draft status
Pirate netters sweep Mount Olive, N.C. Central

-Batts Grand Slam Lifts ECU Over Marshall 13-3
  Stephen Batts and Corey Kemp combined for seven RBI as East Carolina swept the day-night doubleheader Friday night with a 13-3 win over Marshall at Appalachian Power Park.

-Roller Lifts Pirates Over The Herd 7-4
  Freshman Kyle Roller hit his first career home run in the top of the eighth to give East Carolina the lead for good as the Pirates picked up their fifth win in Conference USA play 7-4 over Marshall in game one of a double-header Friday afternoon in Appalachian Power Park

-Spring Football Notebook No. 15
  Head coach Skip Holtz and his East Carolina Pirates will officially complete their spring season Saturday with the playing of the annual Purple-Gold Game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium beginning at 3:00 p.m.

-East Carolina Women Rout N.C. Central, 7-0
  Lady Pirates Equal Single-Season Win Record With No. 19

-Pirate Men Handle Mount Olive, Sweep N.C. Central

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates hit gridiron again
  ECU wraps up spring drills with Purple-Gold game

-Dye, Emory honored with endowment scholarships
  Two of East Carolina football's more cherished names have been attached to endowment scholarships at the university, and plenty of former Pirates were in Greenville to celebrate the event.

-East Carolina baseball takes pair from Marshall
  Thanks to the East Carolina baseball team, Marshall's slump continued Friday at Appalachian Power Park.

East Carolina Sweeps Doubleheader From Marshall at Appalachian Power Park

East Carolina sweeps Marshall
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

East Carolina takes two from Herd
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Pirates' grid coaches ready to see what players are made of
New Bern Sun Journal

Duckett Making Switch to the O-line

Pirates looking to keep Marshall winless
Washington Daily News

April 13, 2007
Blame Someone Else Day
Friday the Thirteenth
International Plant Appreciation Day
Birthday - President Thomas Jefferson (3rd President)

Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
Edwards leaves sweeping legacy

WNCT: Talk of the Town
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Change, addition made to ECU baseball slate
NCAA football timing returns to 2005 procedures
Boyle spurns chance to return as Duke coach

-Baseball Series Schedule With Marshall Altered For The Weekend
-Pirate Baseball Adds Elon To 2007 Schedule
-Pirate Tracksters Set School Record

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Helping Hands
  ECU D-line should get a boost from Mitchell

-Pirates head to Marshall for C-USA baseball series
  East Carolina baseball hopes another winning streak is in the offing as the Pirates prepare for a three-game Conference USA encounter at Marshall.

Herd Baseball Returns Home for Three-Game Series Vs. East Carolina

Top of the Second
  Marshall will face Conference USA foe East Carolina in Charleston for a three-game series at Appalachian Power Park, starting at 7 pm Friday.
Charleston (WV) Daily-Mail

April 12, 2007
Mule Day
National Licorice Day
Walk On Your Wild Side Day
Birthday - David Cassidy (singer)
Birthday - David Letterman (talk-show host)

Myatt: View From The 'ville
–  Never too soon to peer down the gauntlet
-BVL: Pirates win thriller in Wilmington [Box Score]
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Skip Holtz, Mike Steele)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Purple-Gold game up next for ECU football
Charges dropped against Duke lacrosse players
Navy, Pitt resume series with ESPN matchup
LSU lures WNBA coach to guide women's hoops

-Pirates Beat Seahawks 3-2
   Ryan Wood's RBI single in the top of the ninth that plated Brandon Henderson and gave East Carolina a 3-2 win over in-state rival UNC Wilmington Wednesday night at Brooks Field.

-Spring Football Notebook No. 14
  Pirates Complete Last Spring Practice Session

-Fields And Jenkins Rank Among C-USA Leaders In Final Men's Basketball Statistics
  Fields and Jenkins lead the league in field goal percentage and assists

Pirates rally once again against Seahawks
Greenville Daily Reflector

From the Wilmington Star-News
-Stuck on 499
   Pirates spoil Scalf's shot at milestone win

-Garrison's good deal could be even better
   Topsail senior Ahmad Garrison will sign a partial track and field scholarship with East Carolina today.

From the East Carolinian
-Back looks to muscle up the depth chart
   Whitley is impressing as a redshirt freshman

-Pirates have been giving opponents tough 'love' at home
-Pirates ready for Purple-Gold scrimmage

April 11, 2007
National D.A.R.E Day
Barbershop Quartet Day
Eight Track Tape Day

BVL: Report: USC, ECU poised to renew rivalry
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Tommy East et al)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Effort at ECU earns Rice's Berry national honor
Durant says adios to Texas, hello to NBA
Turgeon taking reigns of Texas A&M hoops

Seahawks renew old rivalry
   UNC-Wilmington senior Jonathan Batts and East Carolina redshirt sophomore Stephen Batts are distant relatives who briefly played together for Wilmington Post 10 in American Legion baseball.

Wilmington Star-News

Pirate Baseball Gameday Central
   Pirates at UNC-Wilmington - April 11 - 7:00 PM

From the East Carolinian
-Upcoming year crucial for ECU athletics
  Pirates to host two Conference USA Championships

-Pirate softball down but not out
  Softball falls twice in UAB Series but holds second place in C-USA

Maness Sizzles in Hot Stove
  Seth Maness signed a national letter of intent to play at ECU last November. On Friday, he paid a visit to the Pirate dugout and all of the Patriots watched Rice defeat ECU 8-6.
Southern Pines Pilot

Prep Recruiting Notes: Schools still after Allen despite commitment
Fayetteville Observer

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
Pirate Purple/Gold Pig-Out Party activities start today
-Around Campus: ECU studying dental school sites
  If funded, East Carolina University's proposed dental school will have a long grasp, reaching from Greenville to as many as 10 satellite clinics around the state.

Prep Notes: Patterson is among few stars yet to sign
  COMETS' JOHNSON TO ECU: Clayton's Andrew Johnson expects to sign his swimming national letter with East Carolina today.
Raleigh News & Observer

April 10, 2007
Commodore Perry Day
National Siblings Day
Salvation Army Founder's Day

Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
–  Pirates and umps strike out
-BVL: East Carolina slides out of rankings

WNCT: Brian Bailey Show (Greg Hudson)
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Col. David Hunt, M. Weller)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Imus apologizes but critics still want him axed
ECU, UNCW reschedule softball doubleheader
Former Spartan gridder charged with murder

ECU-UNCW Softball Doubleheader Rescheduled For April 17
  The non-conference softball doubleheader between ECU and UNCW has been rescheduled from Wednesday, April 11 to Tuesday, April 17 due to questionable weather and scheduling conflicts

Owls cap sweep of Pirates
  The East Carolina bullpen, which was the hottest thing the Pirate baseball team had going for it during a 14-game winning streak earlier this season, couldn't cool off No. 8 Rice on Sunday.
Greenville Daily Reflector

No. 8 Owls sweep No. 22 Pirates
Washington Daily News

Familiar Face
  Holtz attends Gamecock practice; USC expected to announce a two-game series
Columbia (SC) State

Position Changes Highlight Monday Practice
  Spurrier had a visitor at Monday's practice: East Carolina coach and former Gamecock assistant Skip Holtz.

College Top 25 Rankings- April 9
  East Carolina, Kentucky, and Southern California all dropped out of the Top 25
Baseball America

The Gold Standard
  Pitcher Britt Howell of Concrete is headed to East Carolina for Softball.
Everett (WA) Herald

Opponent: Frigid temps wipe out series
  For the Wolverines, reaching the 40-win plateau with a solid RPI will be increasingly difficult.
Michigan Daily

April 9, 2007
Easter Monday
Jenkins's Ear Day
National Cherish an Antique Day
National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day
Smigus Dyngus/Dyngus Day/Wet Monday
White House Easter Egg Roll
Winston Churchill Day

O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 302
–  Q & A with Rob Kass
-BVL: Rice clips Bucs with two-run 9th [Box Score]
Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Marshall brings Jones home as hoops coach
NCAA denies ESPN contention on Toledo betting
Spartans reign after Frozen Four thriller

ECU Falls To Rice 8-6 In Series Finale
  The No. 8 Rice Owls scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning to complete the three-game sweep of No. 22 East Carolina, 8-6, Sunday afternoon in Conference USA action at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

Owls Complete Sweep Of East Carolina With 8-6 Win

Rice 8, East Carolina 6
Fayetteville Observer

Dolphins meeting with top two QBs
  ...the Dolphins would like to select a quarterback in this year's draft. Michigan State's Drew Stanton, who could become the third quarterback selected according to some draft analysts, and East Carolina's James Pinkney (Olympic Heights) were among the college prospects who participated last week in a workout at team headquarters.
Florida Sun-Sentinel

NC Lineman Likes USC & Clemson
  Justin Ward's other camp plans include Clemson, Penn State, Duke, East Carolina and NC State. He does not claim a favorite.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal


April 15, 2007

Hokies offense is finally hot
Roanoke (VA) Times

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Big day produces big plays as Pack celebrates spring
-O'Brien head of 'family'
-Heels debut new offense
-Yates worth wait for UNC-CH football
-Devils enjoy chance to 'just play'
-Bajoczky tops Heels

Marshall out, Peele in
  After nine seasons of wins, championships and NCAA Tournament bids, Gregg Marshall has finally decided to leave Winthrop University.
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Lutz rejects S. Alabama offer
Charlotte Observer

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Spurrier- Removing flag would help S.C.
  Coach says taking it from State House grounds would ‘make us a more progressive, better state’

-Spring omens
  Perhaps the only good thing about Blake Mitchell’s performance in Saturday’s spring game: It did not come against Georgia.

Springing Into Football- Grobe says defending ACC crown will be tough
Winston Salem Journal

April 14, 2007

From the Wilmington Star-News
-State teams aiming for springtime momentum
  Carolina and Wake Forest were picked to finish last in their divisions last season, but both reached the postseason and want that success to spill into this season.

-Missing offense worrying Seahawks

CROWD IN COLUMBIA- Coach Steve Spurrier hopes 35000 to 40000 fans...
  ECU'S 3-WAY RACE: Three players enter the spring game battling for the starting quarterback job.
Charlotte Observer

Va. Tech QBs slowly putting past failures behind them
The Virginian Pilot

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Wolfpack football still lagging
-Davis' first spring with Heels winding down

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Davis near end of chemo
  UNC-CH coach doing well in treatment.

-Upgrading Tar Heels
-Canes re-sign leading scorer

From the Durham Herald-Dispatch
-Duke hits field with weight lifted
  In the latter stages of Wednesday evening's press conference that featured current members of Duke's lacrosse team discussing the dismissal of all charges stemming from a team party more than a year ago, a reporter asked about the Blue Devils' upcoming game against Virginia.

-UNC-CH quarterbacks on display
-Woodard ties all-time UNC-CH record for wins

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Football in April goes into high gear
-Deacons take low-key approach

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Clemson adjusts athletic admission rules
-Tigers cap drills with Orange & White game
-USC reaches 6-year deal with Under Armour

From the Charlotte Observer
-49ers' Lutz studies South Alabama offer
-Report- Marshall offered Wichita State coaching job

Ward Takes Visit to NC State
  "Right now I’m hearing from East Carolina, Duke, NC State, Wake Forest, South Carolina, Clemson, Penn State, Notre Dame, Marshall and Alabama,"

April 13, 2007

Schools slowly price out fans from ballparks
  Brace yourself baseball fans, the college game is slowly pricing you out of the market.
Columbia (SC) State

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Subtly, Heels know Omaha is big goal
-Pack on a mission to serve others
  N.C. State football coach Tom O'Brien and a dozen Wolfpack players visit Raleigh Rescue Mission to 'give something back.' Athletes serve food, say hello, pose for photos, sign footballs and listen to a few stories.

-Gillispie on fast track at Kentucky, real fast
  New coach juggles several challenges during first week on job.

THS grad eager to get on field for Hokies
Bristol (TN) Herald-Courier

Wichita State has Marshall on radar
  The college basketball coaching carousel continues to turn, and now Wichita State wants Winthrop's Gregg Marshall to perhaps take a ride.
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Something Rotten in Charlotte
  The Charlotte job is perhaps the fifth or sixth best college basketball job (depending on how you rank Charlotte and East Carolina) in a basketball state.
AOL Sports

From the Charlotte Observer
-49ers could lose coaches
  Sources: Lutz top candidate at South Alabama; Butler talks with Florida

-Bobcats face task of re-signing 3 core players
-Analyzing the Panthers'2007 schedule

From the Winston Salem Journal
-IT WAS FUN- Oklahoma City will lose Hornets to New Orleans soon
-Skinner is sure to be center of attention
  Deacons' quarterback was totally unheard of at this time last season

Fayetteville Observer

Machen lobbies for non-BCS playoff
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Rules changed on when clock starts; kickoffs moved to 30
-Jackie Robinson: 60 years ago, he changed America

-Price might rise for Bobcats' star

WVU in need of early season home hoops games
  West Virginia's National Invitation Tournament championship doesn't guarantee the Mountaineers a spot in the 2007 NIT Season Tip-Off.
Charleston (WV) Daily-Mail

Huggins hires first assistant
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

April 12, 2007

Scrimmages set at Wake, Chapel Hill, State and ECU
Greensboro News-Record

Virginia Tech's Duane Brown moving down the line
The Virginian Pilot

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Boyle shocks Duke by turning down coaching job
  In a surprising move, Cal coach Joanne Boyle didn't take Duke up on its offer to have her replace women's basketball coach Gail Goestenkors.

-Attorney general drops charges in Duke lacrosse case

South Alabama given go-ahead to talk with Lutz
  Coming off 2nd losing season, 49ers coach has 2 years left on contract
Charlotte Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-A sneak peek at fall- NFL releases '07 sked
-Harvard hires Amaker
  Former Blue Devil to coach basketball.

-Tar Heels' road won't be easy
-Blake knows recruits
  Natural concern benefits UNC-CH aide

Swinton announces his transfer from WFU
  Sophomore is third player this spring to leave Deacs
Winston Salem Journal

Little believes he can help
  Freddy Little slept well the past few nights. Those restful hours reinforced that his decision to attend UNC-Wilmington was the right one.
Wilmington Star-News

April 11, 2007

A season later, Hurricanes are on outside looking in as Stanley Cup playoffs open
Durham Herald-Sun

Dorrance case could reshape Title IX enforcement
  The sexual harassment lawsuit against North Carolina at Chapel Hill's women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance doesn't just accuse Dorrance of making improper remarks. It brings up the issue of how harassment and the culture of college athletics could violate Title IX.
Greensboro News-Record (AP)

Into each program a little rain must fall
   One month ago, Sidney Lowe was the toast of the town.

Wilmington Star-News

Virginia Tech holds first scrimmage
   On Tuesday afternoon, the Virginia Tech offense was able to do something very few squads have accomplished -- producing yards against the Hokies' own stellar defense.
Roanoke (VA) Times

Tigers take momentum into rivalry game
  Like the proverbial pea under the mattress, that 12-0 thrashing by the University of South Carolina at Doug Kingsmore Stadium early in March nags at the Clemson University baseball team.
Greenville (SC) News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Krzyzewski takes a look at himself
  Similar to in 1995, Duke coach is analyzing how he does his job.

-Heels get good news
  Hansbrough, Lawson staying.

-His life brought cheer to others
-Fairness of resisting arrest charge in doubt

A glory year for sports at ECSU
  The football team qualified for the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time since 1981. The men’s basketball program earned a tournament berth and the women’s basketball program qualified for the tournament for the first time.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Winston Salem Journal
-WFU routs UNC Greensboro
-Grobe gives Deacons day off from spring practice
-Sports Briefs- Deacon Tower gets $2.3 million gift
-Wallace, Bobcats top short-handed Heat

Rutgers players hurt by Imus' comments
Charlotte Observer (AP)

April 10, 2007

No need to rebuild for BC's new boss

Wake Forest lands 7-footer
  Walker chose the Deacons over N.C. State, Virginia, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Miami.  All of those schools offered scholarships, as did East Carolina and UNC-Wilmington. North Carolina showed considerable interest, but did not get to the offering stage. Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arizona and Texas were among about 40 other Division I schools that were in the hunt.
Fayetteville Observer

Why the Canes didn't repeat
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Soccer player's suit can be tried
  A federal court ruled Monday that a former UNC-Chapel Hill soccer player should have a trial of her claims that coach Anson Dorrance sexually harassed her and the university failed to respond properly to her complaints.

-Heels guard staying
  Ellington will return but whether teammates Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson and Brandan Wright return with him remains to be seen.

-St. Aug's coach resolute
  Team's high GPA may not save job.

-No makeover for Canes

Eagles' historic year reflected in rankings, awards
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

April 9, 2007

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Fond Farewell? Fans savor the final day of quarterfinal matches
-A Favorite- Wachovia tourney attracts strong field
-Big Influence- Grambling's Robinson did more than just coach football
-Deacons complete sweep of Terrapins

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Tar Heels want to do what they do well
  Davis shapes a new football identity on offense; he's just not set on what it will be.

-Big inning helps Noles rally past Wolfpack

Bobcats turn up Heat
  Herrmann's two 3-pointers in final minute lift Charlotte in extra period
Charlotte Observer

Unheralded Zach Johnson wins Masters
Fayetteville Observer

Seahawks bolster backcourt with Little
Wilmington Star News


April 15, 2007

Houston Drops Game Two of Silver Glove Series

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-USM Football- $5 million gift is sunshine on a rainy day
-Record donation gets $31.7 million project off ground

From the Hattiesburg American
-Stadium project soaring
  Torrential downpours forced Southern Miss to cancel the Black and Gold spring football game and baseball and softball games Saturday.

-Spring tilt to wrap up USM drills

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tiger football Blue-Gray game
-Blue-Gray Notebook - West- Better ground game is goal for Tigers

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Building for future Knights
  Once upon a time, it was just an idea -- a fanciful daydream among a handful of athletics officials, trustees and other UCF suits.

-Knights offense not so golden

Green Wave's Toledo stirs things up a bit
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Tulsa World
-Leadership isn't an issue for TU
-TU Notebook- Expected progress

From the El Paso Times
-Thomas steps up during scrimmage
-UTEP tight ends still a strength for Miners

Coaches return to their roots
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

SMU finalizes seven basketball signings
Dallas Morning News

April 14, 2007

-Memphis Outlasts UAB, 7-6, in Series Opener
-Tulane Downs Southern Miss, 7-5, in Game One of Weekend Series

Brown, UH down Rice 5-2 to open Silver Glove Series
Houston Chronicle

From The Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Jones will earn at least $305,000
  New Marshall University basketball coach Donnie Jones will make a minimum salary of $305,000, in addition to a $25,000 signing bonus, this year, according to a copy of Jones’ contract obtained by the Gazette-Mail on Friday.

-Ex-fullbacks making most of LB shot

Jones' deal not most important to program
  IT was telling last Saturday, when Donnie Jones was asked how he viewed Marshall's ability to compete in Conference USA men's basketball.
Charleston (WV) Daily-Mail

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Jones signs five-year contract

-Key scrimmage awaits Herd
-Competition at cornerback heats up spring

From the Birmingham News
-Sigler mostly unnoticed by fans, greatly appreciated by coaches
  David Sigler might be the most versatile football player on UAB's offense. Sometimes, he's just hard to notice.


From the Hattiesburg American
-Tulane topples Eagles
-Spring tilt to wrap up USM drills

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-USM baseball- Catching the Wave proves too tough
-USM football- Fletcher, Harrison shine at RB

Green Wave holds off Eagles
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tiger fullback in fight of life
  Jones gets support from team, fans as St. Jude treats cancerous tumor

-Limping Tigers set for scrimmage
  Injuries leave thin roster for finale of spring drills

-Bowl has afternoon all to itself
  The AutoZone Liberty Bowl will have a familiar kickoff time -- 3:30 p.m. -- and date -- Dec. 29 -- in 2007.

-Irvin lifts Tigers to win over UAB

Rouse unlikely to suit up today
El Paso Times

April 13, 2007

-Owls Face Houston In Silver Glove Series This Weekend At UH
-Southern Miss Hosts No. 24 Tulane For Three-Game Conference USA Weekend Series
-UCF Spring Football- Day Fourteen's Quick Question

'Golden' era ends for UCF
  Beginning in June, the school's teams will be known only as the Knights.
Orlando Sentinel

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Working behind the scenes
  Marshall University football fans, meet David Ziegler

-Jones, staff burning the midnight oil
  The lights are on in the Marshall University basketball offices. And, it's after midnight.

Morrison likes Herd’s depth at safety
Charleston (WV) Gazette

QB making spring leap
Charleston (WV) Daily-Mail

Wave's McFadden in swing
  Right fielder rebounds from 'funk' to become Tulane's hottest hitter
New Orleans Times Picayune

Blazers add point guard Berrios
  One of Mike Davis' primary recruiting objectives was to find another point guard for his UAB men's basketball team.
Birmingham News

Tyler transferring from Clemson
  A.J. Tyler, a first-team all-state pick in Florida’s Class 5A will consider transferring to South Florida and Central Florida, among others.
Anderson Independent

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-USM's O-line anything but settled
-Maturing Clark finding groove for Golden Eagles

Unit should benefit from on-the-job training in '06
El Paso Times

Graham seems to be truly happy here
  Todd Graham knows it would be "dishonest" to say he will never, never, ever leave the University of Tulsa.
Tulsa World

April 12, 2007

-Rice Baseball Team Slugs Lamar On The Road, 13-4
-Southern Miss Downs No. 13 Ole Miss, 4-2 In Front of Third-Largest Crowd at Pete Taylor Park
-Baseball Uses Come-Back Attack To Down UL-Lafayette, 5-4
-Donnie Jones Adds Two Assistant Coaches To Herd Staff
-Blazers Ink Top JUCO Prospect Reggie Huffman

Sweat leads UCF past ranked Florida
  Kyle Sweat pitched eight shutout innings of baseball to carry UCF (18-19) to a 6-2 victory against No. 17 Florida (20-16) on Tuesday night at McKethan Stadium.
Orlando Sentinel

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-USM-UM Baseball- Cashion's comeback helps Eagles hold off Rebels
-Rebels strand 12 base runners in loss to USM

Green Wave rallies to defeat Ragin' Cajuns
   After a shaky second inning in which Tulane starting pitcher Matt Goebel gave up four runs, it appeared Lafayette-Louisiana had his number.
New Orleans Times Picayune

In good hands at quarterback
  UAB head football coach Neil Callaway would love to leave spring practice with a solid grasp on who his starter is at quarterback.
Birmingham News

Golden Eagles' Merrill suffers broken leg
  Southern Miss football coach Jeff Bower confirmed that defensive tackle Sean Merrill sustained a broken fibula in last Friday's scrimmage.
Hattiesburg American

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-WVU-MU football game gets early start
  For the second time in three years, breakfast will dominate tailgating menus for a marquee Marshall University home football game.

-Jones adds Final Four experience to staff
  Shawn Finney and Brett Nelson are new members of a Marshall University men's basketball coaching staff with an NCAA Final Four flavor.

-Chubb Small gets a chance to make larger contribution to the Herd
-New personality starting to show in Herd

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Locals added to Herd hoops staff
-Herd freshmen getting chance for line jobs

Marshall-West Virginia will kick off Coal Bowl at 11-10 a.m.
Charleston (WV) Daily Mai

Hankins settled in as starter for U of M
   With two spring practices remaining -- including Saturday's Blue-Gray game at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium -- there is no quarterback controversy brewing for the University of Memphis football team.
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Vittatoe says he's in front of the pack
   The sound bite after Saturday's scrimmage was coach Mike Price saying that the quarterbacks had started to separate themselves, followed by him saying that he wasn't going to divulge who and how
El Paso Times

Spring- Madison is all-purpose asset for TU
Tulsa World

April 11, 2007

-Rice's Berry Named NCBWA Pro-Line Athletic National Pitcher of the Week
-Houston Rolls to Shutout Win at Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday
-UAB's Baseball Game Versus Kennesaw State Moved to Wednesday
-Tulsa's Jackie Lawrence Selected Co-National Player of the Week by USA Softball

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-Back at home, USM needs to pounce
   With his Golden Eagles heading into an eight-game homestand, Southern Miss baseball coach Corky Palmer said it's time for his ballclub to make a stand.

-Swingman Cooks atop USM's list of recruits

UH NOTEBOOK: Quarterback question still unanswered after spring practice
   Keenum, Joseph to continue battle; Gilbert looks good
Houston Chronicle

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Growing up Herd
   A trio of upstart offensive linemen are growing up together.

-Life changed for Fields in an instant
   Football life has changed for Jake Fields

-Herd hosts Morehead today

Dunlap is bringing the noise to MU corners
   If Steve Dunlap played baseball, his position would undoubtedly be third base. The hot corner.
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Coaches, QBs spotting Tiger tight end
-Tigers lose lead, game to Racers

From the El Paso Times
-Miner notes- Sun Bowl scheduled to get new turf
-Youthful linemen eager to silence critics

April 10, 2007

-Baseball Notebook
  With the help of two-time C-USA Pitcher of the Week Ryan Berry, Rice has taken over sole possession of first place in the Conference USA standings....

-Houston Set to Meet Stephen F. Auston on Tuesday Afternoon
-Tiger Baseball Faces Murray State in Midweek Set
-Owls Continue Road Swing With Tuesday Night Game At Lamar
-Tulane To Take On Louisiana-Lafayette Tuesday At Zephyr Field
-UCF Meets No. 17 Florida in Gainesville Tuesday at 6-30 p.m.
-Cincinnati Drops Herd Baseball, 12-10
-Softball Notebook
  East Carolina remains in second place at 7-5

-Blazer Football Team Returns To Practice Field

Birmingham News

New Herd coach trying to lure Nelson back to state
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Spillman anchors secondary
-Bearcats hold off Herd rally

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF basketball receives invitation to Old Spice Classic

-UCF begins preparations for final scrimmage

April 9, 2007

-Weekend Baseball Roundup
  Conference USA's weekend showdown between nationally-ranked foes Rice and East Carolina turned into a surprising sweep on the road for the eighth-ranked Owls.

-Houston Earns Series Win over UAB on Sunday
-Memphis Falls to No. 21 Tulane, 9-5, In Series Finale
-Southern Miss Earns Series Win With 10-0 Victory in Game Three
-Weekend Softball Roundup

Touchton pitches Houston past UAB
Houston Chronicle

USM Baseball- Golden Eagles dominate, grab series victory
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Green Wave walks all over Memphis
New Orleans Timers Picayune

Tiger pitchers can't find strike zone in loss
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
Jones, MU officials feel he’s ready for job
-New Marshall basketball coach has no time to waste

Donnie Jones ready for task
  Donnie Jones, who left a position of associate head coach at two-time national champion University of Florida to come to Marshall University, said the Thundering Herd will play similar to the way the Gators play -- a running, pressing game
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

UCF looks to add control with Israel
Orlando Sentinel

Hurricane defense is still adjusting to system
Tulsa World

Miners' Poss gets tour of '07 opponent facilities
EL Paso Times