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Conference USA

May 20, 2007
Pentecost (Christian & Orthodox)
Whitsunday (Christian)
Anniversary - Cellophane Tape
Pick Strawberries Day
Birthday - Vincent Price (actor)
Birthday - Wild Bill Hickock (frontiersman)

-Peele: Woody's Ramblings
Clark-LeClair ready to pinch-hit for Turchin

-BVL: Pirates salvage series finale [Box Score]

-BVL: C-USA Baseball Standings, Scores, Schedule
-BVL: C-USA & NCAA Tournament Schedules
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
C-USA baseball pairings set, ECU faces Tulane
Southern Miss' Eustachy gets raise, extension
Houston slams Aggies in NCAA regional softball

Forbes Lifts Pirates Over UAB 10-2
  ECU Finishes Second In Conference Standings

UAB Finishes Tied for Fourth with Loss to No. 29 ECU

Pirates avoid sweep by slugging UAB
Birmingham News

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Athlete's trading card sparked ECU man's passion to collect autographs
-Injuries cut stunt career short
  Like any true man's man, Tim Metcalf can take you on a journey into the past using his scars as a road map.

Homemade energy bars sell across US
  ECU grad, Ex-sports model creates Raw Crunch snacks made in Matthews

Charlotte Observer

Manion, Truex remain revved up
Boston Herald

May 19, 2007
Armed Forces Day
May Ray Day
Anniversary - Boys' Clubs
Birthday - Malcolm X (civil rights activist)
Birthday - Pete Townsend (musician)

-BVL: UAB knocks off Pirates again [Box Score]
WNCT: Talk of the Town (M. Parsons, B. Hergett)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

C-USA moves toward 6th bowl partnership
Heels extend Williams' contract through 2015
Rice's Savery semifinalist for Dick Howser honor

-Pirates Rally Comes Up Short, 3-2
  No. 29 East Carolina dropped game two of a three-game series to UAB Friday night in Conference USA play 3-2 at Young Memorial Field

-Pirate Baseball GameDay Central

UAB Takes 2-0 Series Lead with 3-2 Victory Friday Night

UAB withstands rally to again beat ECU
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates Take the Lead for Spencer

USC Offers "Underrated" OL
  Becton has also received offers from Maryland, East Carolina, and NC State.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

May 18, 2007
Celebrate Your Elected Officials Day
International Museum Day
National Bike to Work Day
National Defense Transportation Day
National Pizza Party Day
Visit Your Relatives Day
Birthday - Mother's Whistler

-BVL: Blazers blast Pirates [Box Score]
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Kelly Ferrin, Bill Graham)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

East Carolina women's hoops adds Georgia star
Gastonia Ashbrook high jumper heading for ECU
Va. tennis standout joins ECU women's team

-Pirates Drop Series Opener 11-2
  Mitch Kloskowski pitched his first career complete game and UAB capitalized on four East Carolina errors in an 11-2 win Thursday at Young Memorial Field in Conference USA action.

-Women's Tennis Adds Gordon To Program

Pirates stumble at UAB
Greenville Daily Reflector

Kloskowski's Complete Game Helps UAB Beat No. 29 ECU, 11-2

-Junior Highlights- Chris Fleurmont
-Is Cox the Future at Quarterback?

East Carolina to play villain for Virginia Tech's return
Bluefield Daily Telegraph (AP)

Toughness impresses Parker
  He also has noteworthy offers from Appalachian State, East Carolina and Mississippi State.

Augusta Chronicle

Herenda leaving Spartans post
  Cabrini College named Greg Herenda, the former associate head coach at East Carolina under Bill Herion, as men's basketball coach.

The Suburban Chicago Courier News

May 17, 2007
Ascension Day/Feast of the Ascension (Christian)

-Myatt: View From The 'ville
–  Baseball guru high on Pirates' possibilities
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Roy Cooper, Th. Forrest)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Weatherbee: ECU football tix may get scarce
Cougars face La-La in NCAA softball opener
Southland Conference star pulls out of NBA draft
Pa. justices hear arguments on Paterno's salary

-Football Season Ticket Sales Surpass Previous All-Time Mark
  ECU has already received orders for 16,476 season tickets, surpassing the previous standard of 16,318 set in 2006.

-Kim Gay Becomes Latest Signee For Women's Basketball
  Gay completes 2007-08 incoming class

-Taylor Connor Joins Women's Track and Field Team for 2007-08
-Pirate Baseball GameDay Central

Pirates look to stay in second in C-USA
Washington Daily News

UAB Hosts No. 29 East Carolina for Final Regular Season Series

ECU aims to douse Blazers
Greenville Daily Reflector

-Signee Highlights- Michael Byrd
-Pirate Offer is Big for Cooper
-Pirates Take the Lead for Spencer

Bombers bank on Brad to back Glenn
  We may end up going with six depending on what happens with John Stocco and Will Proctor (Clemson) and James Pinkney (East Carolina)."

Winnipeg Free Press

May 16, 2007
Biographer’s Day
Wear Purple for Peace Day
International Sea Monkey Day
Love a Tree Day
Turn Beauty Inside Out Day
Anniversary - Academy Awards
Birthday - Liberace (pianist)

-BVL: Elon throttles Pirates [Box Score]
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Ozie Hall, Sam Watts)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Winthrop guard in coma following car wreck
C-USA announces outstanding track performers
Conference reaches agreement in 'Summit' talks

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirate assistant coach Thompson resigns
  Suspended East Carolina assistant football coach Donnie Thompson resigned his position Tuesday, severing all ties with the school.

-Pirates come up empty at plate against Elon
  The more things changed, the more they stayed the same for East Carolina Tuesday night in a 4-2 loss to Elon.

-Around Campus: School officials looking at future

Lewter's Complete Game Lifts Elon Over ECU 4-2
  Kyle Roller's two home runs was not enough for No. 29 East Carolina as they fell to in-state foe Elon 4-2 Tuesday night in midweek action inside Lewis Field at Clark-LeClair Stadium in the final regular season home game for the Pirates.

Elon Downs No. 29 East Carolina 4-2

Asst. coach leaves Pirates
  East Carolina and Donnie Thomson officially parted ways on Tuesday.
New Bern Sun Journal

Size, speed key assets in pit event
  When Jeff Kerr played football at East Carolina, he ran the 40-yard dash in just over 4.5 seconds. He can still motor. A big reason for the Truex team's victory ...

Charlotte Observer

May 15, 2007
Police Officer's Memorial Day
National Chocolate Chip Day

-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
–  Momentum comes at the right time for ECU

-BVL: Collegiate Baseball News & Baseball America polls
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
ECU's Krog heads for NCAA golf championship
Gators the college choice for guard Jai Lucas
Miami present Pata's degree to family members

Pirate Baseball GameDay Central
  Elon vs. Pirates, May 15 - 7:00 PM

Kemp, Roller come up with key hits in Pirates victories
Washington Daily News

-Pirate Prospects- Darius Spencer
-Signee Highlights- Ben Herlocker
-Womack- 'I Like the Direction of the Program'

Pirates to take on Phoenix
Washington Daily News

Funding needed for ECU dental school
Greenville Daily Reflector

McMahon addresses Sacred Heart grads
Connecticut Post

May 14, 2007
Jamestown Founding Day
National Meeting Planners Appreciation Day
National Receptionists Day
Underground America Day
Anniversary - Lewis and Clark Expedition
Anniversary - Stars and Stripes Forever

-Gold: Gold Nuggets
Timing isn't everything
-BVL: C-USA Baseball Standings, Scores, Schedule
-BVL: Pirates roll with Roller, finish sweep [Box Score]
-BVL: Kemp homer short-circuits UCF [Box Score]
Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

ECU men win C-USA 4x100-meter relay
Pirate softball falls in Conference USA final
Green team rolls as Glanville era kicks off

-ECU Completes Sweep Of UCF 13-8
-Kemp's Long Ball Lifts Pirates Over Knights

-UCF's Offense Returns, Still Cannot Overcome No. 30 ECU in 13-8 Loss
-Six Unanswered Runs Not Enough as No. 30 ECU Edges UCF Baseball, 8-7

Good night, Knights
  ECU completes sweep of UCF
Greenville Daily Reflector

Linemen drawing the bulk of attention
Columbia (SC) State

WWE chief pumps up graduates
  Vince McMahon, chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment in Stamford, told about 1,000 Sacred Heart University graduates yesterday not to back down when times get tough.
Stamford Advocate


May 20, 2007

From the Charlotte Observer
-Harvick betters Johnson for victory
-Rick Hendrick weighs in on Earnhardt Jr.

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Clemson 6, N.C. State 3
-Heels claim Coastal

Deacons win 9-8, clinch spot in tourney
Winston Salem Journal

Sarge receives a fitting finale
Columbia (SC) State

White hot 'Hawks
  The UNC-Wilmington baseball team finished its regular season with 10 wins in a row after routing George Mason 15-2 on Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association game at Brooks Field.
Wilmington Star-News

May 19, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Poulk powers Wolfpack
-2007 N.C. Sports Hall of Fame inductees

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Loss leaves USC sweepless in SEC
-Tigers fall again

UNCW bats stay hot as winning streak hits nine in a row
Wilmington Star-News

From the Charlotte Observer
-Kenseth's crew rips offa fast stop to win all-star pole
-Judge sides with AT&T in NASCAR logo dispute
-Deacons' title puts heat on rest of ACC

Hall has been voice of racing for nearly 50 years
Fayetteville Observer

May 18, 2007

Upgrades coming to WVU Coliseum
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

‘Huggy Bear’ comes full circle
Beckley Register Herald

NASCAR NUTS- Drivers are expecting anything and everything during All-Star weekend at Lowe's
Winston Salem Journal

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Deacons made us believers
  The heartbeat of Wake Forest football never has been this rapid -- and for obvious reasons. Jim Grobe didn't bolt for another challenge in the Big Ten or the SEC. Or even to another ACC school, where there were a couple of vacant spots, including at Chapel Hill and Raleigh.

-NCCU announces basketball signees

UVa changes football seating plan
  The school's new policy, which starts in 2008, is similar to one put in place at Virginia Tech in 2005.

Roanoke Times

Jones' six RBIs carry USC
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

USC basketball team dismisses Jones
Greenville (SC) News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Mangum powers Pack to victory over Tigers

-Rounding the bases
  A look at area college baseball.

-Heels reward Williams

Charlotte Baseball Wins First Atlantic 10 Baseball Championship

U.Va., Va. Tech recognized for football graduation rates
Hampton Roads Daily Press

May 17, 2007

From the Rock Hill (SC) Herald
-Eagles' Adams dies
  Winthrop Point guard was injured in weekend car accident

-A story worth telling
  In his short life, De'Andre reached goal of being successful
Winthrop fans loss mourn of their smile

From the Charlotte Observer
-Winthrop player Adams dies of injuries
-Is Jordan's high profile part of plan?
-Newman's team earns a clean win
-Pit crews compete for time -- and money
-ACC proposes early signing date for football
-Football title game up for grabs
  Bids from Charlotte, 3 others due by August

-NASCAR penalty stings Earnhardt Jr. team

Campbell courting big name coach
  Campbell University is considering at least one high-profile candidate in its search for a baseball coach.

Fayetteville Observer

Fans must pay more for good seats
  University of Virginia football season-ticket holders will have to pony up more...

Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack hosts No. 15 Tigers in final ACC baseball series
-Tar Heels' Wright signs with agent

Fielding a different dream at N.C. State
Greensboro News-Record (AP)

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Charleston-area players came to USC with great potential
-Baseball | Gamecocks vs. Bulldogs
-Baseball | Tigers vs. Wolfpack

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Tigers Gaining steam
-Tanner tweaks USC's rotation

May 16, 2007

Falwell, Founder of Liberty University, Dies

Athletics and the Flames big deal to Falwell
  Liberty's founder saw sports as a way to promote his message.

Roanoke Times

Gray part of Hokie picture
  He admits that although expectations are always very high for the football team, perhaps they will be even higher when East Carolina comes to Blacksburg

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Headfirst into the new job
  After starting at Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he was both a player and a coach, Jagodzinski has made stops at Northern Illinois, Louisiana State, East Carolina, and BC (twice).

Boston Globe

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Fighting to fight in North Carolina
  MMA fighter, who trains Fort Bragg soldiers, trying to get home state to lift ban on sport

-Eventually, ACC will play 18-game conference sked
-Fedroff powers Tar Heels to win

From the Charlotte Observer
-Clemson drops coach's pregnancy policy
-Charlotte hitters batter Virginia Tech

Best-Laid Plans- Brackman's baseball season at N.C. State hasn't gone particularly well, because of too much weight training
Winston Salem Journal

Tigers club College of Charleston in home finale
Anderson Independent

USC ranked as high as 10th, Tigers ranked 15th in baseball
Greenville (SC) News

May 15, 2007

Tech may retire No. 32 to honor victims
Hampton Roads Daily Press

State extends deals of coaches
  N.C. State Athletic Director Lee Fowler announced contract extensions for Sidney Lowe and Kay Yow on Monday

Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Revenue forecast realized
  ACC officials correctly predicted that sharing income in an expanded league would not penalize existing members.

-ACC could lengthen hoops league schedule

NCAA wrangling with baseball grades
Wilmington Star-News (AP)

Clemson jumps into hosting discussion after victory at FSU
Columbia (SC) State

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Appalachian State is on solid footing
  Mountaineers enjoy new turf at baseball stadium

-Coaches oppose NCAA's new rules
  Baseball players face tougher standards for playing, transferring

It's not always about money for coaches
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Clemson criticizes ESPN story on student-athlete abortions
Anderson Independent

Spring is not in the err for college sports fanatics
Greensboro News-Record

NASCAR Consumed With Earnhardt Watch
Durham Herald-Sun

May 14, 2007

From the Charlotte Observer
-Winthrop player injured in car wreck
-Proposal for 18-game slate riles ACC coaches
-Rally secures 49ers win, A-10 bye

McConnell's arm helps Wolfpack take series
Raleigh News & Observer

Gordon wins at Darlington
  Hendrick cars are 5-for-5 in Car of Tomorrow races as Jeff Gordon wins at Darlington.
Fayetteville Observer

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Vols can’t keep pace with USC’s power
-Reborn Tigers take FSU series

Virginia Tech basketball recruit changes mind
  Some Virginia Tech coaches have found that the April 16 shootings on the Blacksburg, Va., campus have not changed recruits' minds about the school. But the tragedy apparently has affected the decision of one of Tech's top men's basketball signees.
Greensboro News-Record


May 20, 2007

-Rice Will be Top Seed at C-USA Baseball Championship
  Tournament Begins on Wednesday in Greenville, N.C.

-No. 2 Owls Complete Sweep Of Memphis With 7-4 Win
-Southern Miss Earns No. 3 Seed In 2007 Conference USA Baseball Tournament
-Seniors, Graduates Play Big Roles In Baseball's 7-0 Victory
-Herd Baseball Wins Season Finale, 6-3, at UCF
-Houston Softball Stuns No. 7 Texas A&M
-Tulsa Takes NCAA Central Regional Championship

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-Clark leads Southern Mississippi over Houston
-State approves Eustachy deal

Renovations coming along
Hattiesburg American

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Eagles playing way into regional talk
-College Baseball- Golden Eagles, Clark continue hot streak
-USM to face UAB in C-USA Tournament

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-C-USA boss says basketball on verge
  Since taking over as Conference USA commissioner in October 2002, Britton Banowsky has presided over a seismic shift in the league.
-C-USA contenders improved
  Cougars, Golden Eagles figure to push Memphis
-Rice finishes off sweep of U of M

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice beats Memphis to extend streak to 18
-Rice wins 18th straight, prepares for C-USA tourney
-Durham's grand slam empowers UH in softball postseason

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-UCF sweeps Herd to earn last C-USA tournament spot
-Bartrum and Brown Camp brings together Herd relatives

Tulane finds some relief in taking series
New Orleans Times Picayune

2007 Preview- UTEP Miners
Fox Sports

May 19, 2007

-C-USA Baseball Championship Seeding Update
  UCF Punches its Ticket to Finish the 2007 Field

-Bowden Shutouts Houston For Second-Straight Game, 4-0, To Claim Series Win for USM
-Houston Shut Out Again by Southern Miss
-Three Runs in the Ninth Put UCF Baseball in C-USA Championship Next Week
-UCF Scores Three in Ninth to Fight Past Marshall Baseball, 8-7
-Rice's Three-Run Sixth Dooms Tiger Baseball, 4-2
-Owls Rally Past Memphis For 4-2 Win Friday Night
-Wallace Lifts Baseball Past Chicago State In 4-2 Friday Victory
-UH Softball Outlasts ULL in NCAA Softball Championship

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-USM jumps three spots in baseball ratings
  But coupled with East Carolina’s loss at UAB, the win vaulted USM past the Pirates in the Ratings Percentage Index projections at boyd’
-Once again, Golden Eagle arm stifles Cougars

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice's comeback upends Memphis; win streak hits 17

-UH has no answer for Southern Miss
-Valis hits game-winning home run; UH beats ULL 4-3 in softball

Wallace picks up slack for Wave
New Orleans Times Picayune

Pregnancy policy gone from U of M
Memphis Commercial Appeal

College Weekend Preview- May 18-20
  Rice and East Carolina have locked up regional spots, but after that it's wide open. C-USA is starting to look like a three-bid league
Baseball America

May 18, 2007

-Conference USA Concludes Spring Meetings
-Five C-USA Softball Players Named to NCFA All-Region Teams
-Rice's Savery Named One of 16 Semifinalists for Dick Howser Trophy
-UCF Downs Herd 8-6 in Game One of Pivotal Series
-Owls Top Memphis 6-4 Thursday Night In Series-Opener
-Belanger Pitches Complete Game Shutout To Lead Baseball To 6-0 Victory Over Cougars in Game One of Weekend Series

Owls' big inning puts Tigers away
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice runs baseball win streak to 16
  Owls hold off late Memphis rally, win 16th straight

-Southern Miss pitcher ends UH's run
-UH ready for regional softball opener

Belanger hurls Golden Eagles past Cougars
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Wave falls to Chicago State
New Orleans Times Picayune

Marshall’s Jones making up for lost recruits
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF's home opener switched to ESPN2
-Torchy Clark might not be honored

May 17, 2007

-Houston Plays Host to C-USA Rival Southern Miss Beginning Thursday Night
-Southern Miss Ends Regular Season With Conference USA Series at Houston
-C-USA Championship Berth on the Line as Herd Baseball Visits UCF
-Memphis Travels To No. 2 Rice for Final C-USA Regular Season Series
-Owls Host Memphis In Three-Game C-USA Series To Wrap-Up Regular Season
-Tulane To Close Out Regular Season With 3-Game Series vs. Chicago State

USM eyes third seed
  Win at Houston could clinch it
Biloxi Sun Herald

Baines signs at Marshall
  Marshall University's men's basketball coach is seeking versatility and players who can push pace, a philosophy furthered by Wednesday's signing of North Carolina prep standout Tirrell Baines to a National Letter of Intent.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers need victories against Rice
-C-USA idea- 30-second clock
  Innovative thinking could elevate league

-C-USA Notebook: New bowl tie-in for league
  C-USA guaranteed six postseason slots

Hot-hitting Eagles target strong finish
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Green Wave pitchers in need of support
New Orleans Times Picayune

Former UAB coach happy to give back
rmingham News

COLLEGES- Louisiana forward picks UH
Houston Chronicle

Former coach's name likely will not appear on the floor of UCF's new arena
Orlando Sentinel

Former SMU star Shuford dies at 92
  Harry Shuford, a two-time All American and tri-captain of SMU's 1936 Rose Bowl team, died Wednesday. He was 92.

Dallas Morning News

May 16, 2007

-C-USA Track & Field Recognizes Individual Award Winners
-Houston Takes 6-4 Win at Sam Houston State on Tuesday
-ESPN2 to Televise West Virginia at Marshall Football Game
-Memphis Sweeps Season Series with UT-Martin
-Southern Miss Downs UNO, 9-4, in Final Midweek Game of the Year
-Tulane Falls To C-USA Foe Rice In Series Finale, 7-4

2007 Tulane Preview
College Football News

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice pounds Baylor to earn 15th straight victory in baseball
-UH holds on for win; San Jacinto claims regional

USM finds power, crushes UNO 9-4
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

USM slams home four
Biloxi Sun Herald

Southern Miss feasts on Privateers' pitching
New Orleans Times Picayune

MU-WVU game will be on ESPN2
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Marshall gets power forward
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

C-USA Notebook- Holy Cross drops off U of M schedule
Memphis Commercial Appeal

May 15, 2007

-Baseball Notebook
-Herd and RedHawks Split Doubleheader at University Heights on Monday
-Owls Host Baylor Tuesday Night; Close Out Regular Season This Week With Four Home Games
-Baseball Travels To New Orleans For Final Midweek Game on Tuesday

Rice sweeps Tulane, claims season title, No. 1 seed
Biloxi Sun Herald

TEXAS COLLEGES- UH's Lormand, Rice's Berry honored
Houston Chronicle

Herd recruits now academically eligible
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

May 14, 2007

-Weekend Baseball Roundup
-Rice Completes Three-Game Sweep Of Tulane With 7-4 Win Sunday
-UAB Completes Sweep at Marshall with 12-1 Triumph
-Southern Miss Uses 12-1 Win In Seven Innings To Collect Weekend Sweep Against Dallas Baptist
-Houston To Face Louisiana-Lafayette in NCAA Softball Championship
  The Cougars are the lone C-USA squad to make the NCAA Tournament

Baseball- 9-run, 10-hit first puts Eagles ahead to stay
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Houston Chronicle
-Sweep of Tulane satisfying for Rice
-COLLEGE BASEBALL- Kingsbury powers UH by Memphis

Tulane swept by Rice
New Orleans Times Picayune

First-inning mistakes give Houston early lead and Tigers can't recover
Memphis Commercial Appeal

A Devine legacy for Marshall boobirds?
Charleston (WV) Gazette