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Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

May 27, 2007

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: Pirates sail past Tulane to title game [Box Score]
-BVL: C-USA Baseball Tournament Scores & Schedule
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

ECU's Myers hammers out NCAA track berth
Dramatic goal lifts Duke into NCAA lacrosse final
Blue Devil women earn national title on the links

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Advance To C-USA Championship Game; Title Clash Against No. 1 Rice
  Sophomore Stephen Batts extended his hit streak to 25 games with a 2-for-5, three-RBI performance that lifted the Pirates past Tulane 9-4 Saturday afternoon at Clark-LeClair Stadium. The win advanced ECU to its second Conference USA Championship Game, which will be played Sunday at 1 p.m. (EDT) against Rice, a 20-9 winner over Memphis in a later elimination game.

-Pirate Baseball GameDay Central

ECU will face Rice for C-USA tourney title
Washington Daily News

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates advance to C-USA title game
-
Parents, fans shine when Pirates take the field

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Championship bound
-Pitching in good shape for Pirates

ECU barges into C-USA tourney final
Raleigh News & Observer

Tulane ousted from C-USA tourney
Baton Rouge Advocate (AP)

May 26, 2007
Feast of Saint Augustine of Canterbury
International Jazz Day
Julia Pierpont Day
Birthday - Sally Ride (astronaut)
Birthday - John Wayne (actor)

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: C-USA Baseball Tournament Scores & Schedule
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Gary Overton and others)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

C-USA baseball players visit children's ward
Cavs, Heels meet for berth in ACC championship
SEC will look at potential football playoff revenue

C-USA Baseball Players Visit Pitt County Memorial Hospital
conferenceusa.com

From ecupirates.com
-Pirate Track and Field Complete Day One at NCAA East Regionals
-Pirate Baseball GameDay Central

Tulane- WRBH "LIVE" Audio feed
WRBH

Tulane, Memphis move on to weekend
Greenville Daily Reflector

'Cold Pizza' turns stale for Garrard
Florida Times-Union

Way too early projections for all the non-BCS bowl games
College Football News

May 25, 2007
National Missing Children’s Day
National Tap Dance Day

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: Eldridge steals home and game [Box Score]
-BVL: C-USA Baseball Tournament Scores & Schedule

WNCT: Talk of the Town (M. Manning, R. Holliday)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

East Carolina track standouts in NCAA regionals
Two gridders planning to leave Virginia Tech
Rolle through as role player in hoops for LSU

From ecupirates.com
-Eldridge Steals Victory From Southern Miss, 2-1 In Tenth
  Harrison Eldridge stole home in the bottom of the tenth inning to give No. 2 East Carolina a 2-1 win over No. 3 Southern Miss Thursday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium Thursday night in game eight of the 2007 Conference USA Baseball Championships.

-ECU Track and Field Ready for NCAA East Regionals
  East Regional Set to Begin Friday in Gainesville, Fla.

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU takes another thriller
  The East Carolina Pirates haven't run out of tricks yet. Neither has Harrison Eldridge.

-Owls, Knights and Green Wave advance at C-USA tourney
-Photos from the C-USA tournament

Eldridge, Pirates steal one
Raleigh News & Observer

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Eldridge comes up huge again
-East Carolina’s Ray has a way to go to catch Batts’ hit streak

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-C-USA Tournament- Pirates steal home, win from Golden Eagles
-USM loses 2-1 in 10 innings in C-USA Tournament

East Carolina Steals 2-1 Victory From Southern Miss in Second Round of 2007 Conference USA Baseball Tournament
southernmiss.com

ECU rallies past Golden Eagles in tournament
Hattiesburg American

Norcom finds 'a diamond in the rough' on the track
  Gyasi, who signed with East Carolina last month, has continued his dominance this outdoor season.
The Virginian Pilot

May 24, 2007
Brother’s Day
International Tiara Day

From Bonesville.net
-Myatt: View From The 'ville
–  Tourney already in the bank for ECU, area

-BVL: Holtz set to sail on Triangle airwaves

-BVL: Eldridge jolts ECU past Tulane [Box Score]
WNCT: Talk of the Town
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Slain Miami lineman's parents to get $2 million
Georgetown hoops duo announces future plans
Heels' stumbles persist in ACC baseball tourney

From ecupirates.com
-Eldridge's Blast Lifts ECU Over Tulane
  Pirates Move On To Face Southern Miss In Round Two

-Pirate Baseball GameDay Central

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Eldridge's homer lifts Pirates
-Tournament Ticket Sales
-Owls, Eagles, Tigers all win on opening day
-An opportunity lost
  Katrina, delays postpone Tulane's shining moment

-Final touches wrap up flurry of preparations for tournament (from 5.23.07)

East Carolina holds on to top Tulane in C-USA
New Orleans Times Picayune

Baseball Falls To East Carolina In C-USA Tourney Opener, 4-2
tulanegreenwave.com

Eldridge provides sparks for ECU
New Bern Sun Journal

Eldridge delivers big blow for Pirates
Washington Daily News

ECU's Eldridge unloads on Tulane
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-USM's Sutton injured, won't play tonight in C-USA Tournament
-C-USA Tournament- Taking advantage

Golden Eagles Use Six-Run Seventh Inning To Down UAB, 9-5, In First Round of Conference USA Tournament
southernmiss.com

Currie battle to the wire
  400 Meter NCHSAA Champ Le’Patrick Currie  has been offered track scholarships by East Carolina and UNC-Wilmington.

Fayetteville Observer

May 23, 2007
Declaration of the Bab (Baha'i)
Shavuot (Jewish)
World Turtle Day

From Bonesville.net
-Batten: Football Recruiting Report
Pirates land Cape Fear's Brown
-Batten: Football Recruiting Report
Athletic QB Womack found his fit at ECU

WNCT: Talk of the Town (Mike Evans)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
C-USA baseball session tickets available for $10
League honors go to six Pirate baseball players
Paper: Villanova legend beaten, near death

From ecupirates.com
-Pirate Baseball GameDay Central
  Touching The Bases | Extra Innings | Championship Central
-Mathews And Eldridge Named First-Team All C-USA
-ECU's Krog Opens NCAA Championships With An 84

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU notes- Pirates hope to find more consistency at the plate
-Pirates open tourney tonight against Tulane

Pirates ready for showdown with Green Wave
New Bern Sun Journal

Tulane To Open C-USA Tourney Play Wednesday vs. East Carolina
  Entering the 2007 season, the Tulane University baseball season had its sites set on making its 10th consecutive trip to the NCAA postseason.

tulanegreenwave.com

ECU welcomes C-USA tourney to town
Raleigh News & Observer

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Wave chances lie in tourney
  Opening against ECU has Tulane confident

-TULANE VS. EAST CAROLINA
-C-USA BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

ECU rounds third, comes home to host
  Pirates will lean on weekend warriors and 10th man

The East Carolinian

Show me the money
Greenville Daily Reflector

From the Fayetteville Observer
-ECU hopes home field helps in tourney

-Gray's Creek running back accepts scholarship to ECU
-Gray's Creek RB commits to ECU

Pirates to host C-USA Tournament
Washington Daily News

REPORT- Brown to ECU
SuperPrep.com

Maginnes- My attempt to qualify for US Open turns out well
PGA Tour

May 22, 2007
National Maritime Day
Shavuot (begins at sundown - Jewish)

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
–  Pirates cool-headed as tourney looms

BVL Audio: Billy Godwin Press Conference
-BVL: Collegiate Baseball News & Baseball America polls
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show (Billy Godwin)
WNCT: Talk of the Town (J. Garris, A. Kamenetz)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Aggies close out Houston's softball season
C-USA weekly honors go to Belanger, Luna
Duke plows through Heels to lacrosse Final Four

Individual Session Tickets For C-USA Baseball Championships Now On Sale
  With the release of the 2007 Conference USA Baseball Championship Tournament Bracket, the East Carolina Athletics Ticket Office initiated the sale of $10.00 individual session tickets beginning Monday morning.

ecupirates.com

ECU a No. 2 seed in C-USA tourney
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirate Prospects- Anthony Garner
scout.com

May 21, 2007
Gemini Begins
“I Need a Patch for That Day”
Anniversary - American Red Cross
National Waitstaff Day
UN Work Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: C-USA Baseball Tournament Brackets
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Tulsa takes NCAA regional golf championship
Purdue plans $82 million expansion of arena
Criminal activity in program leads to coach's exit

ECU Baseball Claims No. 2 Seed In C-USA Championships
  No. 29 East Carolina earned the second seed in the 2007 Conference USA baseball championships with a 10-2 win over UAB on Saturday. The Pirates (36-20, 14-9) will face off against No. 7 seed Tulane (32-24, 9-15) at 7:30 p.m.

ecupirates.com

Host Pirates earn No. 2 seed in C-USA
  East Carolina, which won eight of its final 10 Conference USA baseball games, secured the No. 2 seed for the league tournament, which begins Wednesday at the Pirates' Clark-LeClair Stadium.

Raleigh News & Observer

Clemson Takes Another Close Look At Pugh
  Pugh has offers from Clemson, Maryland, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Duke, Marshall and East Carolina. There is no leader. "I'm still getting to know everybody," ...

Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Tulane Baseball Call-in Show (Monday 1:00PM ET/Noon CT): Listen Live/WIST 690 AM
  Coach Rick Jones will discuss the 2007 C-USA Tournament and field questions from callers to the Tulane ISP Sports Network.
wistradio.com

May 27, 2007

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: Pirates sail past Tulane to title game [Box Score]
-BVL: C-USA Baseball Tournament Scores & Schedule
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

ECU's Myers hammers out NCAA track berth
Dramatic goal lifts Duke into NCAA lacrosse final
Blue Devil women earn national title on the links

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Advance To C-USA Championship Game; Title Clash Against No. 1 Rice
  Sophomore Stephen Batts extended his hit streak to 25 games with a 2-for-5, three-RBI performance that lifted the Pirates past Tulane 9-4 Saturday afternoon at Clark-LeClair Stadium. The win advanced ECU to its second Conference USA Championship Game, which will be played Sunday at 1 p.m. (EDT) against Rice, a 20-9 winner over Memphis in a later elimination game.

-Pirate Baseball GameDay Central

ECU will face Rice for C-USA tourney title
Washington Daily News

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates advance to C-USA title game
-
Parents, fans shine when Pirates take the field

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Championship bound
-Pitching in good shape for Pirates

ECU barges into C-USA tourney final
Raleigh News & Observer

Tulane ousted from C-USA tourney
Baton Rouge Advocate (AP)

May 26, 2007
Feast of Saint Augustine of Canterbury
International Jazz Day
Julia Pierpont Day
Birthday - Sally Ride (astronaut)
Birthday - John Wayne (actor)

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: C-USA Baseball Tournament Scores & Schedule
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Gary Overton and others)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

C-USA baseball players visit children's ward
Cavs, Heels meet for berth in ACC championship
SEC will look at potential football playoff revenue

C-USA Baseball Players Visit Pitt County Memorial Hospital
conferenceusa.com

From ecupirates.com
-Pirate Track and Field Complete Day One at NCAA East Regionals
-Pirate Baseball GameDay Central

Tulane- WRBH "LIVE" Audio feed
WRBH

Tulane, Memphis move on to weekend
Greenville Daily Reflector

'Cold Pizza' turns stale for Garrard
Florida Times-Union

Way too early projections for all the non-BCS bowl games
College Football News

May 25, 2007
National Missing Children’s Day
National Tap Dance Day

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: Eldridge steals home and game [Box Score]
-BVL: C-USA Baseball Tournament Scores & Schedule

WNCT: Talk of the Town (M. Manning, R. Holliday)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

East Carolina track standouts in NCAA regionals
Two gridders planning to leave Virginia Tech
Rolle through as role player in hoops for LSU

From ecupirates.com
-Eldridge Steals Victory From Southern Miss, 2-1 In Tenth
  Harrison Eldridge stole home in the bottom of the tenth inning to give No. 2 East Carolina a 2-1 win over No. 3 Southern Miss Thursday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium Thursday night in game eight of the 2007 Conference USA Baseball Championships.

-ECU Track and Field Ready for NCAA East Regionals
  East Regional Set to Begin Friday in Gainesville, Fla.

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU takes another thriller
  The East Carolina Pirates haven't run out of tricks yet. Neither has Harrison Eldridge.

-Owls, Knights and Green Wave advance at C-USA tourney
-Photos from the C-USA tournament

Eldridge, Pirates steal one
Raleigh News & Observer

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Eldridge comes up huge again
-East Carolina’s Ray has a way to go to catch Batts’ hit streak

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-C-USA Tournament- Pirates steal home, win from Golden Eagles
-USM loses 2-1 in 10 innings in C-USA Tournament

East Carolina Steals 2-1 Victory From Southern Miss in Second Round of 2007 Conference USA Baseball Tournament
southernmiss.com

ECU rallies past Golden Eagles in tournament
Hattiesburg American

Norcom finds 'a diamond in the rough' on the track
  Gyasi, who signed with East Carolina last month, has continued his dominance this outdoor season.
The Virginian Pilot

May 24, 2007
Brother’s Day
International Tiara Day

From Bonesville.net
-Myatt: View From The 'ville
–  Tourney already in the bank for ECU, area

-BVL: Holtz set to sail on Triangle airwaves

-BVL: Eldridge jolts ECU past Tulane [Box Score]
WNCT: Talk of the Town
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Slain Miami lineman's parents to get $2 million
Georgetown hoops duo announces future plans
Heels' stumbles persist in ACC baseball tourney

From ecupirates.com
-Eldridge's Blast Lifts ECU Over Tulane
  Pirates Move On To Face Southern Miss In Round Two

-Pirate Baseball GameDay Central

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Eldridge's homer lifts Pirates
-Tournament Ticket Sales
-Owls, Eagles, Tigers all win on opening day
-An opportunity lost
  Katrina, delays postpone Tulane's shining moment

-Final touches wrap up flurry of preparations for tournament (from 5.23.07)

East Carolina holds on to top Tulane in C-USA
New Orleans Times Picayune

Baseball Falls To East Carolina In C-USA Tourney Opener, 4-2
tulanegreenwave.com

Eldridge provides sparks for ECU
New Bern Sun Journal

Eldridge delivers big blow for Pirates
Washington Daily News

ECU's Eldridge unloads on Tulane
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-USM's Sutton injured, won't play tonight in C-USA Tournament
-C-USA Tournament- Taking advantage

Golden Eagles Use Six-Run Seventh Inning To Down UAB, 9-5, In First Round of Conference USA Tournament
southernmiss.com

Currie battle to the wire
  400 Meter NCHSAA Champ Le’Patrick Currie  has been offered track scholarships by East Carolina and UNC-Wilmington.

Fayetteville Observer

May 23, 2007
Declaration of the Bab (Baha'i)
Shavuot (Jewish)
World Turtle Day

From Bonesville.net
-Batten: Football Recruiting Report
Pirates land Cape Fear's Brown
-Batten: Football Recruiting Report
Athletic QB Womack found his fit at ECU

WNCT: Talk of the Town (Mike Evans)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
C-USA baseball session tickets available for $10
League honors go to six Pirate baseball players
Paper: Villanova legend beaten, near death

From ecupirates.com
-Pirate Baseball GameDay Central
  Touching The Bases | Extra Innings | Championship Central
-Mathews And Eldridge Named First-Team All C-USA
-ECU's Krog Opens NCAA Championships With An 84

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU notes- Pirates hope to find more consistency at the plate
-Pirates open tourney tonight against Tulane

Pirates ready for showdown with Green Wave
New Bern Sun Journal

Tulane To Open C-USA Tourney Play Wednesday vs. East Carolina
  Entering the 2007 season, the Tulane University baseball season had its sites set on making its 10th consecutive trip to the NCAA postseason.

tulanegreenwave.com

ECU welcomes C-USA tourney to town
Raleigh News & Observer

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Wave chances lie in tourney
  Opening against ECU has Tulane confident

-TULANE VS. EAST CAROLINA
-C-USA BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

ECU rounds third, comes home to host
  Pirates will lean on weekend warriors and 10th man

The East Carolinian

Show me the money
Greenville Daily Reflector

From the Fayetteville Observer
-ECU hopes home field helps in tourney

-Gray's Creek running back accepts scholarship to ECU
-Gray's Creek RB commits to ECU

Pirates to host C-USA Tournament
Washington Daily News

REPORT- Brown to ECU
SuperPrep.com

Maginnes- My attempt to qualify for US Open turns out well
PGA Tour

May 22, 2007
National Maritime Day
Shavuot (begins at sundown - Jewish)

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
–  Pirates cool-headed as tourney looms

BVL Audio: Billy Godwin Press Conference
-BVL: Collegiate Baseball News & Baseball America polls
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show (Billy Godwin)
WNCT: Talk of the Town (J. Garris, A. Kamenetz)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Aggies close out Houston's softball season
C-USA weekly honors go to Belanger, Luna
Duke plows through Heels to lacrosse Final Four

Individual Session Tickets For C-USA Baseball Championships Now On Sale
  With the release of the 2007 Conference USA Baseball Championship Tournament Bracket, the East Carolina Athletics Ticket Office initiated the sale of $10.00 individual session tickets beginning Monday morning.

ecupirates.com

ECU a No. 2 seed in C-USA tourney
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirate Prospects- Anthony Garner
scout.com

May 21, 2007
Gemini Begins
“I Need a Patch for That Day”
Anniversary - American Red Cross
National Waitstaff Day
UN Work Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: C-USA Baseball Tournament Brackets
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Tulsa takes NCAA regional golf championship
Purdue plans $82 million expansion of arena
Criminal activity in program leads to coach's exit

ECU Baseball Claims No. 2 Seed In C-USA Championships
  No. 29 East Carolina earned the second seed in the 2007 Conference USA baseball championships with a 10-2 win over UAB on Saturday. The Pirates (36-20, 14-9) will face off against No. 7 seed Tulane (32-24, 9-15) at 7:30 p.m.

ecupirates.com

Host Pirates earn No. 2 seed in C-USA
  East Carolina, which won eight of its final 10 Conference USA baseball games, secured the No. 2 seed for the league tournament, which begins Wednesday at the Pirates' Clark-LeClair Stadium.

Raleigh News & Observer

Clemson Takes Another Close Look At Pugh
  Pugh has offers from Clemson, Maryland, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Duke, Marshall and East Carolina. There is no leader. "I'm still getting to know everybody," ...

Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Tulane Baseball Call-in Show (Monday 1:00PM ET/Noon CT): Listen Live/WIST 690 AM
  Coach Rick Jones will discuss the 2007 C-USA Tournament and field questions from callers to the Tulane ISP Sports Network.
wistradio.com

 

May 27, 2007

From the Charlotte Observer
-Integrity questions haunting NASCAR
  Many say races not fixed, but the sport's image isn't

-We've got secret of Hendrick team
  Rick Hendrick has a secret. His teams have won an astounding eight of the past nine Nextel Cup races and could make it nine of 10 in the Coca-Cola 600 today.

-Kahne wins Busch race at Lowe's Speedway
-Charlotte wins A-10 title

Heels get crack at ACC title
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Baseball | Razorbacks end USC’s SEC run
-ACC notes | After win, Clemson hopes to host regional

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Wofford beats Citadel to win SoCon title
-Deacs, Tar Heels advance
  WFU knocks off Miami to reach ACC title game

-WSSU AD is angry after seeing football video

ACC in great position for NCAA bids
Anderson Independent

May 26, 2007

From the Charlotte Observer
-Bobcats new coach- I expect this team to make playoffs
-Bobcats find coach on road less traveled

Tigers throw away win against Wake
Anderson Independent

Cicso saves USC from elimination
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Gamecocks stave off elimination
-Late collapse costly for Tigers

VCU reaches CAA final; ODU out
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Spartans end game fast with triple play
Greensboro News-Record

Big inning sparks Elon past Appalachian
Winston Salem Journal

Going, going ... gone
  Winthrop Eagles' season likely over after tourney loss
R
ock Hill (SC) Herald

NASCAR: Give the Lowe's man some credit at Lowe's
New Bern Sun Journal

May 25, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Tar Heels knock off Wolfpack
-Cavs still perfect in ACC tourney
-Canes' Walker may become free agent

North Carolina Linebacker Has Eye On Clemson
  He also has offers from USC, East Carolina, Marshall and Alabama. He's also getting interest from Florida, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and Duke.

Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Clemson’s Paulsen, Riginos bond over baseball
Anderson Independent

College baseball roundup- VCU, ODU improve to 2-0 at CAA tournament
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Arkansas ace handcuffs USC
-NCAA closes prep school loophole

When the smoke clears ...
  NASCAR's longest race isn't nearly as tough as it once was. But Sunday evening's Coca-Cola 600 is still a 4- to 4 1/2-hour test of endurance unlike anything else in stock car racing.

Fayetteville Observer

Dodges charge to front row
  Newman, Bush qualify 1-2, Sadler to start third in Sunday night's race

Winston Salem Journal

May 24, 2007

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Tar Heels, Wolfpack lose openers; UNCG, Elon win
-'U' in ESPNU no longer means unavailable

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Tough start at ACC
  The second-seeded Tar Heels allow Georgia Tech to rally to an 8-4 win while the Wolfpack squandered an early lead against Virginia.

-Duke petitions NCAA for extra year
  University files request for lacrosse players who had 2006 season canceled.

UNC-CH's bad run at ACC Tournament continues
Durham Herald-Sun

Lee’s big bunt lifts Tigers late
Anderson Independent

USC gives a little extra
Columbia (SC) State

From the Charlotte Observer
-Bobcats' offseason heats up
  Signs point to Vincent as next coach; draft lottery yields No. 8 selection

-Vincent is Bobcats' choice for coach
-Let's all try and cool our jets, Earnhardt Jr.'s sister suggests
-How do NASCAR eras compare?
  One of the greatest sports debates of all time:
Who's better, Dale Earnhardt or Jeff Gordon?

-Keyshawn Johnson decides to retire

Speed needed at Brooks Field
Wilmington Star-News

The hard way
  Winthrop still feels good, because the Eagles beat High Point 6-5 in Game 2 of the Big South tournament Wednesday. But the way they handled those final three outs was anything but cause for celebration.
R
ock Hill (SC) Herald

Mattes Swamped With Attention
  Mattes has offers from USC, Clemson, Virginia, North Carolina, NC State, Wake Forest, East Carolina, Duke, Louisville, Michigan State, Illinois, ...

Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Yankees donate $1 million to Tech
Hampton Roads Daily Press

May 23, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-TWC adds ESPNU
  Triangle area Time Warner customers with the Digipic service will also be able to see the UNC-ECU and Duke-Navy CSTV games.
-Baseball coaches balk at new rules
  The UNC-CH, State, Duke and ECU baseball programs received solid to excellent APR scores in the most recent NCAA report, released earlier this month.

From the Charlotte Observer
-All races in '08 to use car of tomorrow

-Better think quick in the garage
-Ex-Panther in court facing assault charges
-No savior, but Bobcats will find quality at No. 8

Bell opts to leave Hokies for Division II Catawba
  The Virginia Tech reserve TB was an All-American in high school, but had injury problems in college.  Bell said he looked into transferring to North Carolina, Wake Forest or East Carolina, but he said none of those schools had a scholarship available.

Roanoke Times

Tigers fighting for NCAA hosting honors
Anderson Independent

Elon begins run at tourney title
  During the last month of the season the Phoenix posted victories at Clemson and East Carolina.

Burlington Times News

No excuse for UK's stiffing UMass
  Previous athletics director CM Newton did the same thing, canceling a contract the university had signed to play a football game at East Carolina.

Lexington (KY) Herald Leader

Death of two players "so tough to deal with"
  Last month, new Shockers head coach Gregg Marshall saw a player who was supposed to be wearing a Wichita State uniform this fall, die on the court right in front of him.

ESPN

May 22, 2007

Lutz did it right by returning to his wife, er, job
CBS Sportsline

Postseason posture- UNC-CH braces for ACC tourney
Durham Herald-Sun

Conference ushers in a high-visibility change
  New round-robin tourney format gives teams, fans and TV desired predictability

Columbia (SC) State

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack up, move on
  After Chuck Amato is fired, N.C. State's football staff goes in different directions.
-Pack coping with recent tragedies
  N.C. State's baseball team has more on its mind than this week's tournament.
-Canes' Hedican will be back, if hip allows

Is host team jinxed?
  The Big South tournament, like every other conference tournament in America, sends its champion to the NCAA tournament. Winning it, especially over the past 15 years, has been the hard part.
R
ock Hill (SC) Herald

Former Clemson star arrested for assault
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Coaches search for Shrine Bowlers
-Clemson welcomes Chalk back
-Tigers linebacker Clay attends summer school

WVU players eager to jump into summer
  Call it spring cleaning if you will. Monday was the first day of West Virginia’s 2007 football season, so when better to sweep a few things out from under the rug?
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Panthers don’t want Johnson to be soon forgotten
New Bern Sun Journal

From the Charlotte Observer
-Nationals losing games -- and fans
-Source- Bobcats to hire soon
-For NASCAR novices, a nuts-and-bolts primer
-Passion unites fans in NASCAR Nation

Bobcats may have chance to finally fire up fan base
Winston Salem Journal

Indoor football league shrinks around Revolution
Greensboro News-Record

PETA- No live mascot for LSU
  In a letter to be faxed to LSU Chancellor Sean O'Keefe today, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will request the university not pursue a live replacement for Mike V, a royal Bengal tiger and school mascot that died Friday.
New Orleans Times Picayune

May 21, 2007

From the Columbia (SC) State
-USC, Clemson have active week
  An active recruiting week resulted in gains for Clemson basketball and USC football and misses by Clemson football and USC basketball.
-Big programs can find talent at small schools
-Ex-runner makes pregnant claim

From the Charlotte Observer
-NASCAR All-star: 4th-quarter fireworks provide needed spark
-U.S. team knocked out of America's Cup

From the Greensboro News-Record
-UNCG's basketball teams experiencing Italy
-Bassmaster won the old-fashioned way

ACC Tournament goes round-robin
  Rivals North Carolina and N.C. State will be in the same bracket in the 2007 ACC Baseball Tournament and will meet on the second day of the event, which will introduce a more streamlined format this season.
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Southern Conference baseball tournament schedule
-SEC baseball tournament schedule
-ACC baseball tournament schedule

Devils eliminate UNC-CH, advance to semifinals
  Duke has been the most prominent lacrosse program in the country for more than a year now. With a 19-11 win over North Carolina on Sunday, the Blue Devils are two wins away from claiming a new distinction -- the best men's lacrosse team in the country.

Durham Herald-Sun

 

May 27, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-2007 C-USA Baseball Championship
  Sunday's championship game matchup is now set for the 2007 Conference USA Baseball Championship at Clark-LeClair Stadium. With Rice's 20-9 win over Memphis, the No. 1 Owls and host and second-seeded East Carolina Pirates will battle for the league's automatic bid to the 2007 NCAA Championhip.

-No. 2 East Carolina Advances to 2007 C-USA Baseball Championship Game
-Rice Scores 20, Advances to C-USA Baseball Championship Game
-Home Runs Help Memphis Hand Rice First C-USA Championship Defeat

Owls Power Way Into C-USA Championship Game With 20-9 Win Over Memphis In Second Semifinal
R
iceowls.com

Rice baseball team reaches C-USA final
  Owls shake off opening loss with display of power
Houston Chronicle

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers make case in split with Rice
-Tiger recruits look even better
-Henry is new point of U of M focus
-Stricken fullback Jones 'encouraged' by progress
  University of Memphis fullback Stacy Jones, who was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in early February, is moving closer to recovery.

USM's Williams retires
  Southern Mississippi head track and field and cross country coach Wayne Williams has announced his retirement from the post he has held for the past 10 years.
Hattiesburg American

Herd looks to Nelson to cure shooting ails
H
untington Herald-Dispatch

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Sarff, Knights are in uncharted waters
-UCF signs Raphael

May 26, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-2007 C-USA Baseball Championship
  A pair of elimination games took place on Friday in Greenville, N.C. as the 2007 Conference USA Baseball Championship continued at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

-Tulane Eliminates Southern Miss 6-2, Advances to C-USA Baseball Semifinal
-Memphis Scores 12 Runs to Eliminate UCF at C-USA Championship

Green Wave power surge sends USM home early
Biloxi Sun Herald

Green Wave eliminates USM from tournament
New Orleans Times Picayune

Gomes, home runs spark Tulane
Baton Rouge Advocate

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-USM baseball- Eagles grounded by Wave
-Southern Miss ousted from C-USA tournament

Eagles out of tourney
Hattiesburg American

Tigers make run for NCAA bid with another shot at Rice
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Memphis tops C. Florida in C-USA tourney
Houston Chronicle

May 25, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-2007 C-USA Baseball Championship
  The 2007 C-USA Baseball Championship continued Thursday at Clark-LeClair Stadium on the campus of East Carolina University. The first game of the day saw No. 8 UCF eliminate No. 4 Houston, 1-0. No. 7 Tulane then eliminated No. 6 UAB in game two, 13-5. No. 1 Rice came from behind to down No. 5 Memphis in game three, 7-5, while No. 2 East Carolina had another dramatic come-from-behind win and downed No. 3 Southern Miss, 2-1, in 10 innings to conclude the day.

-East Carolina Steals Victory from Southern Miss in Game Eight
-Langwell Leads Rice to Victory over Memphis
-Early Lead Not Enough as Memphis Falls to Rice, 7-5
-Tulane Downs UAB 13-5 in Game Six of C-USA Championship
-UAB's Season Comes to an End with Loss to Tulane at C-USA Tournament
-UCF Eliminates Houston With 1-0 Win in Game Five

Green Wave offense finds high tide in big win
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice beats Memphis at C-USA tournament
-Cougars sent home with shutout against UCF
-Gm. 15- Championship, Noon

Rice rally frustrates Tigers
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Knights tough out at C-USA Tourney
Orlando Sentinel

May 24, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-2007 C-USA Baseball Championship
  The 2007 C-USA Baseball Championship got underway Wednesday at Clark-LeClair Stadium on the campus of East Carolina University.

-CUSA Championship Blog
-Dramatic Three-Run Home Run Powers East Carolina Past Tulane
  Harrison Eldridge smacked a two-out, three-run shot in the bottom of the seventh inning

-Southern Miss Comes From Behind to Down UAB, 9-5, in Game Three
  A six-run seventh inning propelled No. 3 Southern Miss to a come-from-behind victory over No. 6 UAB

-No. 1 Rice Run-Rules No. 8 UCF, 16-6, in Game Two of C-USA Championship
-No. 5 Memphis Downs No. 4 Houston, 12-4, in C-USA Baseball Championship Opener
-2007 -08 WNIT Preseason Women's Basketball Field Announced
  Marshall will be one of nine schools participating in the event for the first time.

USM BEATS BACK UAB
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice breaks out the lumber; UH in a slumber
-Memphis jumps on Brown, cruises past Cougars 12-4

Martin's nine-hitter helps U of M advance
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Tulane Athletics Announce Start Times for Home Football Games this Fall
tulanegreenwave.com

Southern Miss Announces Fifth and Sixth Signees of Spring Signing Period
southernmiss.com

May 23, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-2007 Baseball All-Conference Awards
-C-USA Baseball All-Academic Team Announced
-Baseball Notebook

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Game capsule- Southern Miss v. UAB
-Game capsule- Rice v. UCF
-Game capsule- Houston v. Memphis

Red-hot Blazers face USM's best
Birmingham News

Eagles, soothsaying Dozier seek 11th straight victory
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Living his dream
  Reliever Tyler Conn took the long road to USM

Biloxi Sun Herald

Tourney title crucial for struggling Tigers
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Bowl boost opportunity for the Herd
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

Officials ready for prosperity
  Despite last year's rocky finish, C-USA's on the upswing, league says.

Tulsa World

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH trio forced to step in to provide relief as starters

-Study shows football, hockey among riskiest college sports

May 22, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-Baseball Notebook
  C-USA Baseball Championship Starts Wednesday in Greenville, N.C.

-C-USA Baseball All-Academic Team Announced
-Owls Meet UCF Wednesday In Opening-Round Game Of C-USA Tournament
-Knights to Make C-USA Championship Debut Wednesday
-UAB's Dan Burks Signs As Free Agent With Cincinnati Bengals

Rice baseball reserves contribute while biding time
Houston Chronicle

WEB EXTRA
  Southern Miss is red-hot entering the Conference USA Tournament after three consecutive series sweeps, including wins at Houston this past weekend.
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-USM baseball- Red-hot pitching trio has Eagles on fire
-College baseball- Conference tourneys to tell tale on 'Big 3'

C-USA women's hoops tourney in Orlando?
Orlando Sentinel

May 21, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-Houston Softball Concludes Season, Falls Twice to No. 7 Texas A&M
-Baseball Players of the Week
-Tiger baseball Takes No. 5 Seed into C-USA Tournament, Set to Face No. 4 Houston in Championship's Opening Contest

Move to C-USA still makes cents
  Not a lot happened in the recent spring meetings in Destin, Fla., but there was one piece of good news: The league is distributing a record amount of money to its member schools.
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Texas A&M bounces Houston from NCAA softball
Houston Chronicle

Tour UCF's new football stadium
Orlando Sentinel