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Conference USA

April 29, 2007
Mother, Father Deaf Day
National Dance Day
Birthday - Dale Earnhardt (racer)
Anniversary - Zipper Patent

-BVL: Golden Eagles throttle East Carolina [Box Score]
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
ECU teams earn NCAA academic recognition
NCAA acts on text messaging, baseball
LSU quarterback goes No. 1 in draft as expected

-Pirates Fall To Golden Eagles 5-1
  Barry Bowden tossed a complete game allowing one run on four hits with seven strikeouts as Southern Miss handed No. 25 East Carolina its third straight loss 5-1 Saturday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

-Pirate Baseball GameDay Central
-Pirates Hand Cougars Rare Conference Loss In Doubleheader Split

Southern Miss tops ECU
Washington Daily News

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirate baseball drops third straight
-Challenger kids take the field with ECU

Bowden mows down Pirates with 4-hitter
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Bowden propels Eagles
  With the win, Southern Miss wins it first series over East Carolina in Greenville, after posting 1-2 records in 2003 and 2005.

Hattiesburg American

USM beats East Carolina
Biloxi Sun Herald

Southern Mississippi 5, East Carolina 1
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

Bowden Pitches Baseball To Series Win With 5-1 Victory in Game Two of Weekend Series

Santa Fe senior wins shot put at state meet
  Santa Fe senior Linval Joseph, an East Carolina football signee, won the shot put with a throw of 56-02

Gainesville Sun

New stadium will need a rally to make it on time
  Here is the score on South Carolina’s new baseball stadium being ready for the Feb. 22, 2008, season-opener against East Carolina: USC is down four runs in the bottom of the ninth with two outs and no one on base.

Columbia (SC) State

Team has made hay on 2nd day
need to get some young offensive linemen to groom and might look for a wide receiver.
Chicago Sun-Times

April 28, 2007
National Rebuilding Day
Kiss Your Mate Day
National Sense of Smell Day
Great Poetry Reading Day
Workers Memorial Day
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
Birthday - President James Monroe (5th President)

-BVL: Southern Miss sinks Pirates [Box Score]
Nuggets from ECU & beyond

-Golden Eagles Take Game One, 6-3
  Senior Jody Blount was a double shy of hitting for the cycle going 3-for-4 with two RBI as Southern Miss defeated No. 25 East Carolina 6-3 after a one-hour and 14 minute rain delay in Conference USA action Friday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

-Pirate Baseball GameDay Central
-NCAA Honors High Academic Achievement in Division I

ECU can't hold off Southern Miss
  This wasn't how East Carolina wanted to start its series with Southern Miss.

Greenville Daily Reflector

Southern Miss tops ECU
Washington Daily News

Southern Mississippi 6, East Carolina 3
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

USM baseball- Seventh-inning rally gives Golden Eagles needed CUSA victory
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

USM doubles up East Carolina
Biloxi Sun Herald

April 27, 2007
National Arbor Day
Babe Ruth Day
Matanzas Mule day
National Prime Rib Day
National Hairball Awareness Day
Birthday - President Ulysses S. Grant (18th President)

Bradsher: Pirates here, there and everywhere
-Nuggets: Nuggets from ECU & beyond

-Handsfield And Krug Named Outstanding Scholar-Athletes For 2006-07
-Young Named Women's Basketball MVP For Second Straight Season
-Sunday's ECU-Houston Softball Game Moved To Noon

East Carolina returns to C-USA action
Washington Daily News

ECU readies for series with Golden Eagles
  After a four-game break away from league play, East Carolina's baseball team will jump back into the Conference USA fray this weekend.

Greenville Daily Reflector

-Southern Miss Travels To Face East Carolina in Key Conference USA Matchup
-Softball- Houston Heads into Home Stretch against East Carolina

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-With Allison, there's a catch
  Former East Carolina wide receiver's NFL draft status has taken twists, turns.

-Pirates prepare for emotional trip to Blacksburg

Eagles have backs to wall in C-USA race
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

USM hopes to revive its luck in C-USA
Biloxi Sun Herald

James Pinkney- This Year's Kurt Warner?

ECU’s Roach earns NFF academic honors
Washington Daily News

April 26, 2007
Hug an Australian Day
Richter Scale Day
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Confederate Memorial Day (Ga,Fl)

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
– ECU adds The Citadel to baseball schedule
– Pirates will buddy up with Challenger League
– Memphis nips Lady Pirates in C-USA golf

ECU hoops assistants entertaining other offers
  Ricky Stokes won't have to worry about replacing too many players next season, but he might have to get a couple of new assistants.

Greenville Daily Reflector

-Lady Pirate Golfers Come Up Short In Title Defense
  The East Carolina women's golf team fell two strokes short of claiming back-to-back Conference USA Championships this week as the finished in second place carding a tournament score of 914 (314-302-298) just behind Memphis (310-297-305=912).

-ECU Adds The Citadel To 2007 Baseball Schedule
  Game Will Be Played May 8 At 6 p.m.

-ECU Baseball To Host Challenger League Game This Saturday

C-USA Baseball Tournament Tickets on Sale Now

Terry Holland and Skip Holtz on Primetime With The Packman

Pirate Armada
  The Pirate Armada is sailing to a port near you. Don't miss your opportunity to meet with ECU Coaches, Administrators and Pirate Club Staff as we embark upon a record-breaking year in 2007 for ECU Pirate Athletics.

April 25, 2007
Administrative Professionals Day
State License Plate Day

-BVL: North Carolina trounces Pirates [Box Score]
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Andy Foreman)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
ECU's Paisley named C-USA pitcher of week
Houston, Marshall players take league honors
Michigan plans new indoor practice facility

UNC-CH Tops Pirates 10-0 In Midweek Action

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-No. 4 Tar Heels put end to Pirates' winning streak
-Camp Lejeune leader selected ECU commencement speaker

Warren Shines As No. 4 Tar Heels Top No. 25 ECU

Warren, UNC-CH shut out Pirates
New Bern Sun Journal

Close call leads to Tar Heels' onslaught win
Durham Herald-Sun

Sophomore pitches No. 6 Heels past ECU
Charlotte Observer

Tar Heels demolish Pirates
Raleigh News & Observer

Tar Heels flex offensive muscle and sink Pirates
The Daily Tar Heel

ECU pledges to help Va. Tech
Hampton Roads Daily Press

New Patriot Cahill set to return to familiar mound
Bridgewater (NJ) Courier News

April 24, 2007
Library of Congress Day
National Teach Children to Save Day

Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
–  Pirates' full focus is on Tar Heels
-BVL: Collegiate Baseball News & Baseball America polls

WNCT: Brian Bailey Show (Gary Overton)
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Peter Cetera, Stafan Harper)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
ECU softball routs UTEP for series triumph
Tulsa sweeps Conference USA tennis
Majerus meets with Saint Louis officials
North Carolina's Wright to enter NBA draft

-Krog Sits In Fifth Place At C-USA Golf Championships
-Pirate Baseball Cracks NCBWA Top-30
-Toni Paisley Named C-USA Pitcher-of-the-Week

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Streaking Pirates head to Chapel Hill
  ECU's Godwin goes head-to-head with former boss

-ECU track and field teams have strong showings

The No. 25 Pirates to take on the No. 4 Heels
Washington Daily News

No. 4 Tar Heels Host Pirates, Panthers Midweek

Holland hurries to Hokies' aid
  Longtime friendly foe says ECU will make a substantial donation
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Pinkney has ‘valid’ chance at starting for Pirates
Fayetteville Observer

Former Laney star Batts lifts Pirates
Wilmington Star-News

April 23, 2007
St. George Feast Day
UN World Book and Copyright Day
Birthday - President James Buchanan (15th President)
Birthday - William Shakespeare (poet/playwright)

O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 304
–  Emotional firestorm looms in September
-BVL: Pirates finish off Tigers 14-5 [Box Score]
-BVL: C-USA Baseball Standings/Scores/Schedule
Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

ECU wins nationally-televised softball game
Dad Holtz coaches win in Irish spring game
Throng turns out for Alabama spring game

-ECU Extends Win Streak To Seven
  Stephen Batts went 3-for-5 with three RBI, three runs scored and home run to help East Carolina to a 14-5 win over Savannah State and extend the Pirates current winning streak to seven games Sunday afternoon in non-conference action at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

-Pirates Maul Miners 16-2, Take Series
-Track And Field Splits Time At North Carolina A&T And LSU

Pirates finish off sweep
Greenville Daily Reflector

UTEP Defense Falters In Loss To East Carolina

UTEP softball team loses finale to East Carolina
El Paso Times

NFL Draft Analysis | Quarterbacks
Charlotte Observer


April 29, 2007

From the Charlotte Observer
-No. 1 pick is Panthers' insurance policy
  Panthers trade down to No. 25, pick Miami linebacker Beason

-Panthers get young copies of their stars
-Charlotte wins game in 11th inning

Redskins draft LSU's All-American safety
The Virginian Pilot

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Chiefs tap Tyler in 3rd round
-Hood's hit lifts Wake over Duke
-Pack gets no relief
  The Heels hammer relief pitcher Eryk McConnell and three other N.C. State relievers for sixth runs in the eighth inning to take a 9-3 victory in the second game of the series at Doak Field.

-Justice fueled by pit work

BABBLE- That's what draft day is all about
Winston Salem Journal

From the Columbia (SC) State
-A long wait, but no second guesses for Rice
-Tigers batter Jackets to take ACC series

Gamecocks even series with Crimson Tide
Birmingham News

NASCAR's tie that binds
  A number binds Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt, but their lives are intertwined in more ways.
Greensboro News-Record

April 28, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-NFL Draft: Long wait almost over
-NFL Draft: Skins prepared to use first-round pick
-Pack pounds Heels

Silas could again lead Charlotte NBA team
Charlotte Observer

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Ex-Michigan safety cleared to play for WVU
-Beilein, WVU settle- $1.5 million

Charlotte turns to Baylor's Aston as head basketball coach
Houston Chronicle

Clemson releases seven NCAA violations
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Winston Salem Journal
-One Mysterious Draft- It's impossible for an outsider to predict which players the Panthers will select
-NFL Draft: Redskins like safety Landry, others unsure
-Stewart apologizes for blasting NASCAR
-NASCAR Notebook- Stewart fined, placed on probation for blowing off media
-Deacons slap 18 hits in rout of Blue Devils

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Big inning washes out USC
-Hogan’s a hero as Tigers rally

April 27, 2007

BCS system continues to puzzle me
Anderson Independent

Close bond among Tech family will help everyone get through recent tragedy

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-College baseball is a hot ticket
-Pack, Heels renew rivalry
-Pack adds years to Avent's deal
-NCAA bans texting to recruits

Tar Heels, Wolfpack Renew Rivalry In Raleigh

From the Charlotte Observer
-PGA: Tiger's commitment solidifies deep field
  29 of the world's top 30 to play at Wachovia Championship

-Stewart's right about bogus flags

Schools’ rules for debt are lent help
  A bill that clears USC to borrow more money to build athletic facilities has Clemson’s blessings

Columbia (SC) State

UNCW controls its own destiny
Wilmington Star-News

National: Big 12 reaches new TV deal
  While ESPN has boosted the number of weekday football games, network officials said they did not ask the Big 12 to agree to weekday windows.
Houston Chronicle

April 26, 2007

Preview 2007 - North Carolina Tar Heels
College Football News (

Watch out for O'Brien and the Wolfpack this fall
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Bullpen carries Tar Heels
  North Carolina at Chapel Hill got 6 2/3 shutout innings from its bullpen and jumped on visiting High Point for two runs in the first inning to take a 3-1 baseball victory Wednesday.

-NCSU's Fowler agrees to extension
  N.C. State athletics director Lee Fowler has been granted a three-year contract extension through 2013.

-Pack, WPTF part ways
  Wolfpack moves football and men's basketball from longtime AM partner to FM station WRAL-101.5.

-Draft brings Tyler's turn

Seahawks can't solve Wolfpack pitching
Wilmington Star-News

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Fox helps Deacons roll to 13-5 victory over Appalachian
-WFU's Gattis may be taken early in draft
-Panthers look at tight end, O-line

From the Charlotte Observer
-Stewart accuses NASCAR
-Draft overblown, but it needs to yield 4 starters
-Panthers fail to get their money back

Hyman pleas no contest
  Virginia Tech's Josh Hyman gets community service and loses his license for a year.

Roanoke Times

Tigers thump USC
  Clemson finds it offense to avoid season sweep at the hands of the Gamecocks

Columbia (SC) State

Tigers’ victory over USC comes at opportune time
Anderson Independent

April 25, 2007

Tech's coaches return to routine
Roanoke Times

From the Virginian Pilot
-Local Hokie faithful hear healing message from coaches
-Redskins' draft strategy centers on late picks, rookie free agents

O'Brien uniting the Pack
Wilmington Star-News

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Payne happy with first Division I class
  After building a highly successful NCAA Division II basketball program during his first five years at USC Upstate, head coach Eddie Payne suddenly finds himself starting from scratch again.

-Gamecocks look to sweep Palmetto State rivalry tonight
  Clemson gets a last chance tonight to salvage a bit of pride in this year's version of its rivalry with South Carolina unless the two were to meet in the postseason.

-Elon upsets Clemson 13-12 in baseball
  Pat Irvine went 2-for-2 with three RBIs and a home run as Elon beat Clemson 13-12 on Tuesday night.

Leggett more worried about team's play than possible sweep by USC
Greenville (SC) News

Homers, Beverly help USC stave off Davidson
Columbia (SC) State

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Gibbs cool on draft
  Washington Redskins coach doubts any pick immediately could start for his team.

-NHL has dilemma with next TV deal
  Versus or ESPN -- money or visibility.

-Versus growing, slowly
  After building a highly successful NCAA Divi

-Duke shuts down reeling Campbell

From the Charlotte Observer
-Top-ranked forward commits to 49ers
-Wright says goodbyeTar Heels, hello NBA
-Deacons' homer knocks off 49ers
-Charlottean's book details `Caddyshack'
-Earnhardt Jr. offer not from DEI
-Hurney, Fox mum about possible Jenkins trade

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Panthers eye options with 14th pick
-Reactions to text messaging ban mixed

ABC wouldn't mind grabbing bigger slice
New Orleans Times Picayune

April 24, 2007

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Mountaineers searching for foes
  Appalachian State officials frustrated in attempts to fill football schedule

-NCAA proposal irks some coaches

Football coming back in focus at Tech
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Wright heading for NBA
-Is anyone shocked by decision?
-Tar Heels face challenge filling Wright's void

Seahawks back in CAA hunt
Wilmington Star-News

Time has made for a more mellow Huggins
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

April 23, 2007

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Hyman’s bottom line is a no-win situation
  By increasing ticket prices to USC football games, altering dues to the Gamecock Club, announcing a $200 million capital fund-raising campaign, and extending the contract of unpopular men’s basketball coach Dave Odom, Hyman has not endeared himself to Gamecock Nation.

-Lineup gets into the swing
  Season-high five homers help Gamecocks win series finale

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Radio Free Coach K revealing
-Producing skill players isn't an ACC specialty
-Heels hammer Noles in finale

Clemson salvages series with Virginia
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Lewis’ development at QB key for Devils to succeed
-N.C. quarterbacks drawing rare attention

2007 Wake Forest Preview
College Football News

From the Charlotte Observer
-Tiger likely to play at Quail Hollow
-Panthers need a big score in draft
-Carolina needs to fill in the draft blanks
-5 Bobcats and what they need


April 29, 2007

-2007 C-USA Men's Golf Championship Tees Off Sunday
-Houston Defeats Marshall Baseball, 8-2
-Owls Bounce Blazers 7-1
-Jacksonville Selects UCF's Mike Walker In Third Round Of NFL Draft
-Oakland Snags UTEP's Higgins On Day One of NFL Draft

From the Houston Chronicle
-Kolb headed to Philly after early second-round pick
-Berry, Gayhart power Rice to win over UAB

Blazers drop second straight to Owls
Birmingham News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Raise lifts Cal into top salary tier
-Calipari will recruit actively

From the Hattiesburg American
-Four league teams recognized for good academic progress rates
  East Carolina won the award for women's tennis and volleyball. SMU women's golf and Memphis women's basketball were recognized.

-Landrum shows loyalty to alma mater

Roberts Stadium face-lift to include $2.8M videoboard
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

MU program moving in right direction
  When Marshall joined Conference USA, one of the concerns — probably the biggest — was the status of the school’s baseball program.
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

TU Hopefuls- Hurricane linemen hoping
Tulsa World

Tulane again falters late against Central Florida
New Orleans Times Picayune

April 28, 2007

-Southern Miss Downs East Carolina, 6-3, in First Game of Weekend Series
-Cougars Stunned at Marshall in C-USA Series Opener on Friday
-Owls Defeat UAB Friday In Series-Opener 8-2
-Tulane Falls In Confernece USA Series Opener At UCF, 7-6
-Two C-USA Teams Among Most Improved Programs
-Four Conference USA Schools Honored with Public Recognition Awards

Herd holds on to beat Houston
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Jones sees the potential in Herd basketball
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Tulane comes up short 7-6
-Green Wave QB Ricard is feeling optimistic

April 27, 2007

It's good to be home for NCAA tourney hopefuls
Houston Chronicle

Two C-USA Players Named to Dick Howser Trophy Watch List

Herd welcomes red-hot Houston to weekend series at APP
Charleston (WV) Gazette

UAB Welcomes No. 3 Rice to Young Memorial Field this Weekend

Green Wave has seen this before
  Tulane's baseball program has seen these times before. In fact, it was just last year that the Green Wave experienced such hitting woes before finding its swing midway through the season.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Conference USA Football
International News Service

Jones back home via MU pipeline
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

Better recruits boost Tigers
Memphis Commercial Appeal

April 26, 2007

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Big shoes to fill across C-USA
  Teams use spring drills to find new QBs

-New faces are roaming the sidelines
  Four teams had new coaches strolling their practice fields this spring in Conference USA.

-Memphis Wins 2007 Championship Title
-C-USA Women's Golf Awards Announced
-Zamal Nixon Signs With The University of Houston Men's Basketball Team
-Ohio's Late Game Dramatics Down Herd Baseball 7-6 in 11 Innings
-Tiger Baseball Crushes Program Records in 19-8 Win
-Owls Take On UAB In Three-Game Weekend Series
-Mississippi State Completes Midweek Sweep of USM With 7-4 Victory in Wednesday's Game
-Big Inning Propels Tulane Past Nicholls State, 11-5

NCAA won't accept transcripts from God's Academy; UAB's Mayfield not affected by ruling
Birmingham News

USM teams expected to excel in '08
Hattiesburg American

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-NFL Draft- If any Eagle hears name called, it'll be Batiste

Bulldogs blast Southern Miss
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Tulsa World
-Changes are good for program
-Renaming Skelly- A new name for TU's stadium after 60 years- New name, new beginning

Tulane's offense responds
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Walls signs at Marshall
-Small ready to prove himself
-Tillis latest to join Herd basketball staff

Marshall football fans have lots to look forward to
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

Herd adds hoops assistant, recruit
Charleston (WV) Gazette

The Draft board, not clock eludes WVU, MU
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

April 25, 2007

From the Tulsa World
-New name to follow upgrades at Skelly
  The University of Tulsa will rename its football venue the H.A. Chapman Stadium.

-Three Tulsa players leaving team early
  The University of Tulsa women's basketball team is losing its top two returning scorers.

-Memphis Moves Up Three Spots To First at C-USA Women's Golf Championship
  Defending champion East Carolina and UCF enter Wednesday's 18 tied for third place in the team standings.

-SMU's Colt Knost Qualifies For EDS Byron Nelson Championship
-Houston Powers Past Texas-San Antonio on Tuesday
-Marshall Wins Third Straight, Drops Eastern Kentucky 8-4
-Owls Clip Sam Houston State 6-2 Tuesday Night At Reckling Park
-Mississippi State Wins Game One of Midweek Series w/ USM, 11-2
-Tulane Looks To Bounce Back Wednesday vs. Nicholls State
-Vazquez Goes 5-for-5 with Five RBI in UCF's 11-5 Win over USF

College Baseball- Freshman Butler, Bulldogs jet past Golden Eagles
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

From the Houston Chronicle
-Gayhart's clutch hit gives Rice lift
-COLLEGE BASEBALL- Offense powers UH to win

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Herd hoops recruiting looking strong
-Herd baseball builds on streak
-Hard work still ahead for Herd special teams

Jones signs first hoops recruits
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers vs. Vols on TV beefs up schedule
  Calipari says he 'over scheduled' with Arizona, Gonzaga, others

-Tigers to face Vols in late February

UTEP basketball team adds another recruit
El Paso Times

April 24, 2007

-Baseball Notebook
  Houston Becomes Fifth C-USA Team to Be Nationally-Ranked This Season

-Cougars to Meet Texas-San Antonio in Victoria on Tuesday
-Owls Conclude Homestand Tuesday Night Against Sam Houston State
-Southern Miss Faces Nationally Ranked Mississippi State in Midweek Series
-UAB Lets Early Lead Slip Away in 6-4 Loss
-Softball Notebook
  UH is 16-2 in the league and 36-14 overall. East Carolina took two of three games from UTEP to remain in second place at 10-7

-Softball Players of the Week
-SMU and UTEP Tied For Lead at C-USA Women's Golf Championship

Herd’s big ’07 game? Try Memphis
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Could Herd offense really be this good?
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Herd, Falcons to renew football series
-Snyder reaching out to former players to expand football family

Tiger's versatility may get him drafted
Memphis Commercial Appeal

College Baseball- Eagles, Dogs looking for confidence boost
  USM travels to East Carolina for a weekend series, and the Pirates are floating either in or just outside of many of the major college baseball rankings.
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Hurricane Busy During Spring
Greater Tulsa Reporter

Scrimmage showcases TU offense

April 23, 2007

-Weekend Baseball Roundup
-Herd Claims Series at Memphis with 11-0 Shutout of Tigers on Sunday
-Golden Eagles Win Series with 8-4 Victory in Third Game of Weekend Series
-Tulane Falls In C-USA Series Finale To Houston, 6-4
-Blazers' Ninth Inning Rally Comes Up One Run Short
-UCF Baseball Suffers 8-0 Loss at No. 6 Rice
-Weekend Softball Roundup
-2007 C-USA Women's Golf Championship Tees Off Monday

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Duo vital to Herd success
-Herd beats Memphis behind Slone's four-hitter

Herd unloads on Tiger pitchers
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Baseball- Clark's revival leads USM to victory
  David Clark had heard the murmurs after an 18-pitch, five-batter performance against Tulane in his last start.
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

Rice sweeps Central Florida in baseball
Houston Chronicle

Cougars sweep past Wave
New Orleans Times Picayune

Marshall’s Anderson closes spring with stellar outing
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald