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Conference USA

June 3, 2007
Children's Awareness Memorial Day
Chimborazo Day
National Cancer Survivors Day
Festival of All Saints (Orthodox)
Trinity Sunday (Christian)
Anniversary - First Woman Rabbi in US
Anniversary - Mighty Casey Has Struck Out
Anniversary - Zoot Suit Riots
Birthday - Jefferson Davis (US Statesman)

BVL: Heels scuttle Pirates in bottom of 9th [Box Score]
BVL Audio: ECU-UNCCH Coaches & Players Post-game
-BVL: Chapel Hill Regional Scores & Schedule
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Wolfpack postponed in Columbia regional
Mailman delivers for alma mater, Louisiana Tech
SEC won't push for Division I-A football playoff

From the
-ECU Falls In Bottom Of Ninth To UNC, 11-10
  Dustin Ackley lined a one-out single to centerfield off Pirate closer Shane Mathews to score Reid Fronk from second base and cap a dramatic three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift North Carolina to an 11-10 victory over East Carolina during a pivotal winner's bracket contest at the Chapel Hill Regional Saturday night at Boshamer Stadium.
-Pirate Baseball GameDay Central

Chapel Hill Weather-Current/Forecast

WCU Live Audio Feed

Touching the Bases - SLOG: Chapel Hill Regional

Pirates fail to hold of Heels
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates drop heartbreaker to Tar Heels
Washington Daily News

Tar Heels Rally Past East Carolina, 11-10
  Dustin Ackley singled home the winning run to cap North Carolina's three-run rally in the ninth inning, helping the Tar Heels beat East Carolina 11-10 on Saturday night in the Chapel Hill Regional.
-9th-Inning Rally Photo Gallery
-UNC Photo Gallery
-Postgame Notes
-Postgame Quotes
Postgame Press Conference (mp3)

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Tar Heels find a way
  Trailing by two runs heading into the bottom of the ninth, top-seeded UNC roars back to remain undefeated in the NCAA tournament. The Pirates try to stay alive today.

-Photo Gallery- June 2, 2007- UNC 11, ECU 10

Heels pull out wild victory
Durham Herald-Sun

UNC-CH knocks off Diamond Bucs
New Bern Sun Journal

Tar Heels rally in ninth to defeat Pirates 11-10
Winston Salem Journal

Fronk and frenzy after wild UNC rally
  Fronk scores winning run, needs five stitches after celebration injury
Charlotte Observer

-Heels Win Wild One
  North Carolina rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth to stave off an upset bid by East Carolina and is now just one win away from hosting its first NCAA Super Regional next week.

UNC-ECU: Postgame Quotes w/Audio

Pirate’s tale: Wreck may end hunt
  Blackbeard didn’t leave any fingerprints. No DNA. No signed confession.
Just a shipwreck. And a mystery.
Greensboro News-Record

June 2, 2007
Cheer Coach Day
Do-Dah Parade
National Bubba Day
National Trails Day
Yell "Fudge" at Cobras in North America Day

BVL: Pirates rally past Catamounts 9-8 [Box Score]
BVL Audio: ECU-WCU Coaches & Players Post-game
-BVL: Chapel Hill Regional Scores & Schedule
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Denny O'Brien, J. Boyd)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Hargreaves joins East Carolina football staff
Paper: Grant in the mix for Gators hoops job
Tulsa's Korbe shares Byron Nelson honor

From the
-Ray Lifts Pirates Over Catamounts, 9-8
  Jamie Ray's two-RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning gave East Carolina a 9-8 win in opening play of the Chapel Hill Regional over Western Carolina at Boshamer Stadium.
-Pirate Baseball GameDay Central
  Second seed East Carolina will face top-seed and No.3 national seed North Carolina in the winners bracket game on Saturday, June 2 at 5 p.m. (EDT) in the Chapel Hill Regional. The Pirates (40-21) will be the visiting team and will send junior lefty Dustin Sasser to the hill against the Tarheels (49-12) Alex White.
-Vernon Hargreaves Joins ECU Football Staff
  Vernon Hargreaves has been named defensive ends coach and special teams coordinator at East Carolina University according to an announcement from head football coach Skip Holtz Friday. Hargreaves' appointment at ECU will mark a reunion with Holtz as the pair worked together for four seasons at Connecticut beginning in 1994.

Pirates rally to top Catamounts
Washington Daily News

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU outscratches Cats
-East Carolina hires Hargreaves as Holtz tweaks staff

Diamond Bucs rally to beat WCU
New Bern Sun Journal

Pirates rally past Catamounts
Durham Herald-Sun

Pirates rally past Catamounts
Asheville Citizen-Times

Catamounts Unable to Hold Lead; Late Rally Lifts East Carolina

East Carolina 9, Western Carolina 8
Fayetteville Observer

ECU rallies, tops Western Carolina
Winston Salem Journal

June 1, 2007
Hug Your Cat Day
National Leave The Office Early Day
Pen Pal Day
Birthday - Marilyn Monroe (actress)
Anniversary - CNN
Anniversary - Heimlich Maneuver

WNCT: Talk of the Town (Dr. Ranny Chitwood et al)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Kragthorpe boots pair from Louisville program
Duke's Danowski is lacrosse player of year
Dollars lure Donovan to NBA's Orlando Magic

Pirate Baseball GameDay Central
  The second-seeded Pirates (39-21) will head west to the Chapel Hill Regional to face familiar foe and No. 3 seed Western Carolina (40-18) in first round action inside Boshamer Stadium Friday at 2 p.m. (EDT).

WCU Live Audio Feed

Touching the Bases - SLOG: Chapel Hill Regional

Hose hoping Pirates can “slide” past Western Carolina
Washington Daily News

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Sliding into action
  Pirates begin regional play today

-Chapel Hill Regional matchups
-Final beam raised on heart center

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Batts a big hit with Pirates
-Baseball players talk the talk

Catamounts, Pirates have many ties
Asheville Citizen-Times

From the Washington Daily News
-Godwin and baseball- A family affair
-Eldridge has been a sparkplug for East Carolina

For triple jumper Spence, will 2007 be his leap year?
  Rhodnei Spence, who has offers from East Tennessee State, Connecticut and East Carolina
Philadelphia Enquirer

May 31, 2007
Blue Moon
World No Tobacco Day
What You Think Upon Grows Day
National Macaroon Day
Anniversary - Copyright Law
Birthday - Walt Whitman (poet)

-Myatt: View From The 'ville
–  Pirates checking out the battle zone
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Billy Godwin & Other VIP's)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Two Pirates on All-State softball team
Panel will study academic performance in hoops
Five from C-USA named academic All-America

Johnson and Paisley Named All-State By NCCSIA

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Offering a hand
  Mollenhauer, recovering from injury, is ready to contribute for Pirates

-Senate budget funds dental school
  A state budget funding East Carolina University's proposed dental school moved a step toward passage Wednesday.

-ECU police make jump to 800-MHz. radio gear

Western Carolina on deck for East Carolina Friday
Bern Sun Journal

Pirates head to Chapel Hill, face Western Carolina

Batts on hot streak for Pirates
ashington Daily News

Ryan Norwood Returns to Chiefs from Daytona
OurSports Central

Virginia quarterback receives ECU offer (subscription required)

May 30, 2007
Loomis Day
Memorial Day (Traditional)
National Senior Health and Fitness Day
Saint Joan of Arc Feast Day
Anniversary - First American Daily Newspaper Published
Anniversary - Lincoln Memorial

-BVL: 2008 ECU football recruiting page posted
-BVL: Complete Chapel Hill Regional Schedule
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Walter Jones, Chase Foster)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
13-year drought ends for Memphis baseball
LSU mascot, Mike V, led inspirational life
Jayhawks ace facing comeback from surgery

Wild and crazy Neitz
  The term five-tool player is one that is thrown around a lot in baseball circles to describe a complete player.
Greenville Daily Reflector

ECU seeks payback on Heels
  The pirates will be the No. 2 seed in Chapel Hill
The East Carolinian

Daniels' work helps ECU into NCAA Tournament
Outer Banks Sentinel (subscription required)

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Westover names Stackhouse boys' basketball coach
  George Stackhouse is a graduate of South Robeson High School and East Carolina. He comes to Westover after two years at Gray’s Creek. Prior to that he was an assistant coach at East Carolina and head coach at Kinston.
-Westover’s Williams hoping that position change pays off
  Asheville Reynolds running back Darius Spencer has elected to accept a scholarship from East Carolina over offers from Marshall, NC State and North Carolina

May 29, 2007
Ascension of the Baha'u'llah (Baha'i)
UN International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
Birthday - President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (35th President)
Birthday - Patrick Henry (US Patriot)

-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
–  ECU's road to Omaha starts in Chapel Hill

BVL Audio: Billy Godwin Press Conference
-BVL: Collegiate Baseball News & Baseball America polls
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
C-USA sends four to NCAA baseball regionals
Duke falls to Johns Hopkins in lacrosse final
Kansas star decides no Rush on NBA draft

Pirate Baseball Headed To Chapel Hill Regional
  The East Carolina baseball team will makes its 22nd NCAA Regional appearance and eighth in the last nine years after earning a No. 2 seed in the Chapel Hill Regional in this year's NCAA Baseball Championships.

NCAA Chapel Hill Regional Central

ECU heading to Chapel Hill
  ESPN took the suspense out of East Carolina's baseball regional selection Monday.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates' journey to CWS starts near home
Bern Sun Journal

NCAA baseball produces interesting matchups
Raleigh News & Observer

May 28, 2007
Memorial Day (Observed)
Prayer For Peace, Memorial Day
Slugs Return from Capistrano Day
Whitmonday (Christian)
Anniversary - Amnesty International

Linkmeister Note: Was anyone else aggravated that CSTV continuously showed the FINAL score of the ECU-Rice game (as well as Rice being the CUSA automatic bid) on the Gametracker ticker DURING the tape delayed broadcast of the CUSA Championship last night?--Oh well, so much for waiting all day without knowing the final score.

-BVL: Rice among 16 NCAA regional hosts
-BVL: Rice out-slugs East Carolina 16-8 [Box Score]

-BVL: C-USA Baseball Tournament Scores
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

ECU duo set for NCAA hammer championships
Duke, Johns Hopkins vie for NCAA lacrosse title
Former Villanova star dies week after beating

Pirates Fall To Rice In Championship Game, 16-8

Pirates fall short in C-USA title game
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates come up short
  Disastrous second inning dooms East Carolina in title-game loss
New Bern Sun Journal

Rice tops East Carolina for C-USA title
  Luna-led offense lifts Owls to berth in NCAA tourney

Houston Chronicle

Owls derail Pirates in final
Raleigh News & Observer

Rice wins C-USA baseball title
Dallas Morning News (AP)

VICTORY! Owls Win C-USA Tournament With 16-8 Win Over East Carolina

Crunching The Numbers
  Conference champions have now been decided in every league except the Southeastern and West Coast conferences, so now seems like a good time to begin sorting out who gets at-large bids and who gets left out.

Baseball America

NCAA Baseball Championship Homepage
  Selections for the 64-team bracket of the 2007 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship will be announced Monday. The announcement will air live on ESPN at 12:30 p.m. ET.


June 3, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Saberhagen, WCU blank Dolphins
-Robinson inspires N.C. State's Jones
-SEC opts to work within the BCS
  Florida president had sought playoff.

Cats still alive in tournament
Asheville Citizen-Times

Saberhagen Tosses Shutout as Western Carolina Advances in NCAA Baseball Regional with 7-0 Win over Jacksonville

From the Charlotte Observer
-Major piece of history will go with Coliseum
-Last of its kind, Charlotte Coliseum to be demolished
-Q&A With Panthers' David Carr

From the Myrtle Beach Sun News
-Gamecocks enjoy a day of rest and preparation
  The rain had just started falling, and baseball was called off just before 2 p.m. Saturday. A short time later, South Carolina coach Ray Tanner was in his office working, and all but a few of his players were on their own.

-Different worlds
  Noticeable differences separate collegiate players, Pelicans

Hunter, Deacs are still alive
  Wake Forest defeats Brown 4-2, will play again today in Round Rock Regional
Winston Salem Journal

Better late . . .
  The Cavaliers, seeded No. 1 in the regional they're hosting, blew an opportunity to defeat defending NCAA champion Oregon State in the 10th inning.
Richmond Times Dispatch

June 2, 2007

-NCAA Chapel Hill Regional Central
-Woodard Pitches Tar Heels Past Jacksonville, 6-0
-Postgame Quotes
-Postgame Notes

Woodard pitched Tar Heels to win
Burlington Times News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-UNC-CH plays its ace
  Senior right-hander Robert Woodard pitches eight shutout innings in a gritty performance as the top-seeded Tar Heels roll past the Dolphins in Chapel Hill. The 6-0 Tar Heels victory in an NCAA regional also included solid hitting.
-49ers' Mills handcuffs Pack
-No charge in pepper-spray incident
-Developers to raze Charlotte Coliseum on Sunday

Heels rip through Dolphins
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Tar Heels blank Dolphins 4-0
-UC-Irvine scores early, rips Wake Forest 13-0
-UNCC tops State in regional opener

From the Charlotte Observer
-49ers upset Wolfpack in NCAA tourney
-49ers can win fight for football

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Gamecocks' arms tame Terriers
-Tigers rally to survive scare
-Gagg stalls Rams as Coastal cruises

Tigers paint Coastal Federal Field orange
Greenville (SC) News

From the Columbia (SC) State
-USC ‘Smoaks’ Wofford
-USC’s win showcases good and bad
-Niners’ lefty may hit for himself
-Tigers keep up season-long theme, scrapping and clawing to victory
-Chants roll, now take aim at Clemson
-Presidents squash talk of playoff
  League commissioner, Mississippi president to look at improvements to BCS

Tigers get big hits, stop Red Storm
Anderson Independent

U.Va. jumps on Lafayette early to win opener
The Virginian-Pilot

WCU approves coaches extensions
Asheville Citizen-Times

Florida wants VCU's Grant
  Anthony Grant woke up today as men's basketball coach at VCU. When he goes to bed, he could hold the same job at Florida.
Richmond Times-Dispatch

UF backs off plan for football playoff
  Florida president Bernie Machen backed off his proposal for a playoff system in football after conferring with colleagues at the Southeastern Conference's spring meeting. Machen decided it's better to work within the confines of the Bowl Championship Series system.  He wanted to keep the current bowl structure intact and distribute revenue to all 119 Division I-A schools instead of keeping most of the money for the schools in the six BCS conferences.
Miami Herald

June 1, 2007

-NCAA Chapel Hill Regional Central
-No. 3 Tar Heels Open Postseason With Jacksonville

From the Desk of WCU Athletics Director, Chip Smith
  Concerns surrounding Western's appearance in the NCAA Baseball Regional

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Schoolyard friends face off today in NCAA regional
-Triangle football on my mind
  If it's true that the darkest hour is just before dawn, then I feel reasonably sure good things still happen to those who wait for them.
-Hurricanes Sign Cam Ward to 3-Year Deal

Tar Heels hope home is where the victories are
Bern Sun Journal

UNC-CH gets ready for comforts of home
Greensboro News-Record

Tar Heels explore different situation
Burlington Times News

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacons, Tar Heels open tournament play today
-North Carolina-Chapel Hill to start ace Woodard vs. Jacksonville in day's second game

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Tar Heels like odds at home to World Series
-Brandon Waring leads Wofford into regional
-Wolfpack plays it safe by risking rest to ace
-Coastal falls back to sit at third
-USC shifts power base

From the Anderson Independent
-Tigers start road to Omaha the hard way
-Clemson could have home-field advantage at the beach

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Tigers still shaking off the injury bug
-Gamecocks' bats have gone cold

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack's Brackman will miss regional
-Study links concussions to depression
-Vick case continues to unfold

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-Closer may save U.Va. in new way
-Duke carries on sans its coach
  The Blue Devils' golf team perseveres after the death of head coach Rod Myers in March.

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Former WVU football recruit released from jail
-Mountaineer Field (not) feeling blue

From the Charlotte Observer
-49ers twins match wits, hits, sometimes dates
-GM- Owners ready to spend
-Donovan expected to leave UF, coach Magic

May 31, 2007

Freshmen Liles, Greer spark Catamounts’ offense
Asheville Citizen-Times

Catamounts have chance to shine
Winston Salem Journal

Catamount Senior Kenny Smith Named Second Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Tickets moving briskly for UNC-CH
  Folks who weren't sure about their plans and figured that they might wander over to Boshamer Stadium to watch some baseball this weekend could be out of luck.
-Extra year for lacrosse players

Bury my heart in Omaha
Hendersonville Times News

Campbell turns to Goff to lead baseball team
Fayetteville Observer

Mills Named First-Team All-American by Louisville Slugger

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Bowens Names A Favorite
-North Carolina Lineman Checks Out Clemson
-South Carolina Baseball -- NCAA Regional Preview
-Clemson Baseball at Myrtle Beach Regional Preview
-ESPN announces game times for two South Carolina football games

Direct and to the point
  New CCU closer relies on fastball to dominate
Myrtle Beach Sun News

Coastal Carolina seizing opportunity
  For the first time, Coastal Carolina baseball players can sleep in their own beds during NCAA Regional play.

Fans show true colors of home
  First battle between Coastal, Clemson to gain an edge comes at the ticket window
Columbia (SC) State

Clemson Baseball at Myrtle Beach Regional Preview

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Terriers return to Sarge Frye on high note
  SoCon Tournament champion has experience on Gamecocks' home field
-Spurrier gets support in playoff push

Season that wasn't
  I keep thinking back to that pop fly.
It was in the very first game, at UCLA. Tied 1-1 in the eighth, Alex Wilson throwing yet another brilliant performance, the Bruins' Ryan Babineau lifted a pop fly to Phil Carey. Will Penniall, running on contact, crossed the plate just as Carey gloved the third out -- and dropped it for an error.

Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Late start for LSU-Va.Tech
  ESPN moves game to 9:15PM start

Hampton Roads Daily Press

WVU's new turf project slowed by mistake
Beckley (WV) Register Herald

Kris Jenkins Workout is a HUGE hit
Charlotte Observer

May 30, 2007

WCU's Shaft still a maybe for tourney
  Teammates call Barrett Shaft an energizer and a spark plug.
Asheville Citizen-Times

After a loss, a resounding success for UNC-CH's Carignan
Durham Herald-Sun

It's been forever since an ACC diamond champion
  It's about time the Atlantic Coast Conference breaks through in baseball.
Wilmington Morning Star

Fire destroys dugout at Furman Baseball Stadium
  Arson is suspected

Greenville (SC) News

From the Columbia (SC) State
-New park nearing deadlines
  Regional may serve as final home stand while new stadium’s excavation begins
-Tigers land Florida offensive lineman
  Matt Sanders also had offers from Maryland, Vanderbilt, Purdue, Iowa State, Central Florida, South Florida, N.C. State and East Carolina.

Burgess shaking freshman jitters just in time for Tigers
Anderson Independent

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Vanderbilt wearing a bull's-eye
-NCAA Div. I Baseball Tournament Update
-Healing- Pack recruit is back on court again

From the Myrtle Beach Sun News
-Tournament ticket sales already off to strong start
  Over 7,000 tickets have been sold for this weekend's NCAA baseball regional at Coastal Federal Field, according to Myrtle Beach Pelicans General Manager North Johnson.
-Pelicans' ownership goes to bat for fans
  Pelicans GM North Johnson, who helped East Carolina University to host a regional at Grainger Field when he was the GM of the Kinston Indians, pushed for CCU to be able to play at Coastal Federal Field from the time it looked as if the Chanticleers might have that hosting option.
-NCAA Golf: Coastal believes third time the charm

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Panthers head to minicamp filled with questions this offseason
-Duke's scandal gave our state a new sport

Bobcats targeting Warriors' Higgins to fill GM position
Greensboro News Record

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-NCAA Golf: Big shot for Wake, Simpson
-Seligmann to play lacrosse at Brown
  Former Duke player decides to transfer.

May 29, 2007

From the Asheville Citizen-Times
Catamounts are in
  WCU (40-18) earned an at-large berth in the North Carolina regional and will play East Carolina (39-21) at 2 pm Friday at Chapel Hill.
-Road wins probably helped make Cats' case
-WCU gets at-large berth to NCAA tournament

-NCAA Chapel Hill Regional Field Announced
-Lucas- Priority Tickets Give Fans Chance For Big Impact
  In order to help Tar Heel baseball fans turn Boshamer blue, the ticket office has reserved all remaining tickets for Rams Club members and past baseball ticket purchasers... At 5:30 (May 29), any unsold tickets will be released for public sale on

-Complete 64-Team Bracket (PDF)

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-UNC-CH will start first round of baseball tourney on Friday
-Devils' storybook run ends in a familiar way
  Duke denied at finish

Nearby teams join Tar Heels' regional
Burlington Times News

Who's In, Who's Out
Baseball America

Six North Carolina teams earn bids to NCAA baseball tournament
  North Carolina-Chapel Hill, NC State, Wake Forest, North Carolina-Charlotte, East Carolina and Western Carolina are the state teams in the field.

Greensboro News Record

NCAA regionals with area teams
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Charlotte Observer
-Scratch that- Wofford gets S. Carolina
-No. 3 seed 49ers to face Wolfpack

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Terriers bound for Columbia; Tigers, Gamecocks also learn fate
-USC taking Wofford seriously
-Clemson staying close to home

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Trustees approve Gamecock Club dues increases
-Tanner calls regional challenging
-Terriers take indirect route to Columbia

From the Myrtle Beach Sun News
-Something to prove
  Coastal fired up for regional opponents

-CCU's regional to be on ESPNU
-Tanner was right; it's USC against Wofford

Tigers headed for NCAA baseball at the beach
Anderson Independent

Deacons make field for NCAA baseball tourney
Winston Salem Journal

No big surprise, Eagles fail to get NCAA bid
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

WVU Athletic budget has ballooned under Pastilong
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

May 28, 2007

From the Charlotte Observer
-600 slam for Casey
  Hendrick driver wins 1st Cup race

-Fuel costs big names big bucks

Sanders To Visit Clemson Tuesday
  Sanders also has offers from Maryland, Purdue, Iowa State, Central Florida, South Florida, NC State and East Carolina.

Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Winston Salem Journal
-A Day at the Races- Mears holds on to get his first victory on Cup tour
-Indianapolis-Charlotte double may be a thing of the past
  No drivers attempted 1,100-mile marathon, in spite of temptations

-Franchitti beats rain, rivals to win at Indy
-Tar Heels outlast Deacons 3-2

Heels wear ACC crown
  The Tar Heels (48-12) were selected as a host team for an NCAA regional on Sunday, and are expected to be named one of the top eight national seeds today when the 64-team field is announced.

Raleigh News & Observer

USC, Coastal to host NCAA regionals
  Clemson denied, awaits destination for tournament

Greenville (SC) News

Tigers planted seeds for regional snub
Anderson Independent

Coastal to host tourney regional
Myrtle Beach Sun News

From the Columbia (SC) State
-USC lands a regional site
-Tigers close to hitting double digits


June 3, 2007

NCAA Regional Roundup
  East Carolina and Southern Miss Fall to Host Schools

From the Hattiesburg American
-Rebels shut down Eagles

-USM bats silent against Ole Miss

Pitching was USM's downfall
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Bowden can't keep Rebels completely under wraps

-Oxford Regional- 2-hit masterpiece

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Governors bounce Tigers from tourney
-N.Y. standouts on Tigers' radar

Rice drops TCU 6-3 to sit pretty for today's game
Houston Chronicle

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Fans get chance to live dream at fantasy camp
-Bartrum leads MU Hall inductees
-Site picked for new Herd softball field

June 2, 2007

Baseball Championship Central

NCAA Regional Roundup

From the Hattiesburg American
-Soaring start
-Dotson to try to join USM football team

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Oxford Regional- Eagles bats boom
-Belanger fatalistic but likes Eagles' chances

Biloxi Sun Herald

Rice dumps PV, gets ready for TCU
Houston Chronicle

Tigers lose opener, must win today in NCAA
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Herd coach to visit Pakistan
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

June 1, 2007

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-USM faces tough foe in Sun Belt power Troy
-Rebs, Eagles could be on a collision course

From the Hattiesburg American
-Eagles yearn for 'next level'
-Relaxation = Regional

Sutton-less Eagles welcome shot at Trojans
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Schoenrock's sales job got assistants to believe
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Orsini still building at SMU
  Steve Orsini cares about SMU going to its first bowl since 1984. He wants to field basketball teams that make the NCAA Tournament. But the Mustangs' athletic director, whose first anniversary on the Hilltop is Friday, knows more revenue is key.
Dallas Morning News

From the Houston Chronicle
-COLLEGE BASEBALL NOTEBOOK- TCU adjusting to Mountain West
-PV coach Robertson leads Panthers into Houston Regional

May 31, 2007

-Three Rice Players Earn All-America Honors From Collegiate Baseball
-Record Five C-USA Baseball Players Named Academic All-Americans
-Tulsa's Korbe Honored With Prestigious Byron Nelson Award
-Record Seven C-USA Men's Golfers Earn PING Regional Honors
-NCAA Track Regionals Concluded With Solid C-USA Performances
-University President Gives Pep Talk to USM Baseball Team Heading to NCAA Tournament
-Tulane's Dickerson Tabs Dick Bender as an Assistant Coach for the Green Wave

Transfers providing the experience
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Familiar Foes Gather For NCAA Houston Regional

Rice freshmen from 2005 live up to lofty legacy
  The talented group of freshmen that Rice coach Wayne Graham began relying heavily upon in 2005 is ready for another run at postseason glory after making the College World Series in '06 and narrowly missing in '05.
Houston Chronicle

On top of his game
Hattiesburg American

Bowden's revival quite the sight
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Blount brings USM back to life
Biloxi Sun Herald

Wave looks for answers
  For the first time in a decade, Tulane's baseball team is sitting at home thinking of what could have been.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Herd signs junior college pitcher
untington Herald-Dispatch

Consistency is TU's ally in title run
Tulsa World

May 30, 2007

-Baseball Notebook
  Four C-USA Teams Preparing for NCAA Regional Action

-Herd Baseball Inks Left-Hander Brian Mooney
-USM's Ezell and Sutton Named To The First-Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Baseball Team

Rewarding Tough Schedules
  Memphis, which lost three of its final four conference series and finished fourth in the Conference USA regular-season standings, got a (NCAA) bid thanks largely to a nonconference schedule that included games against Clemson, Mississippi State, Mississippi and Missouri.
Baseball America

Conference USA lands four in NCAA baseball
Huntington Herald Dispatch

For Tigers who endured '05 misery, this is sweet
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Oxford Regional- Ready or not
  Southern Miss' batting order took a major hit last week, when the Golden Eagles' top hitter found himself writhing in agony in the batter's box after his left knee gave way.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

5 years in a row
Hattiesburg American

Golden Eagles on a roll
Biloxi Sun Herald

Coach announces that four players will leave
  UTEP head basketball coach Tony Barbee said Tuesday that four members of last season's team will not return in the fall.
El Paso Times

May 29, 2007

-C-USA Sends Four Teams to NCAA Baseball Championship
-Owls Host Prairie View in regional opener
-Golden Eagles Travel To Oxford For Fifth-Straight NCAA Regional Tournament
-Memphis to face Michigan in Nashville on Friday

Rice earns No. 2 seed in NCAA tournament
  Rice will welcome Baylor, Prairie View and TCU to Reckling Park for the Houston Regional.
Houston Chronicle

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-For Southern Miss, State it's all too familiar
  The NCAA Tournament is an obstacle course for visiting squads and a gold mine for the home teams. There will be upsets. But a three-day, four-team regional format is an inherent advantage for teams playing in their own yard. It's the way it should be.  What's not so cool, however, is the way Southern Miss has drawn a one-way ticket to SEC destinations such as Ole Miss, LSU and Alabama.

-USM, Ole Miss, MSU enter regionals

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-NCAA Regional- Eagles seek to extend season even further
-Ole Miss, MSU, USM ready for postseason

USM to face Troy in NCAA Oxford regional
Hattiesburg American

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Some select company U of M ends long NCAA drought
  Daron Schoenrock was attempting to answer questions from the media, but the cell phone he held in his left hand kept interrupting his train of thought.

-Tigers baseball team earn NCAA Regional bid

UCF lands first big event in new arena
  It will be another four months before UCF opens the doors to its new 10,000-seat Convocation Center and another two months after that before it hosts its first regular-season basketball game in the facility.

Orlando Sentinel

Big Green making big strides
  IT DOESN’T always look like it at the turnstiles, but Marshall fans are doing a better job pulling their own weight.

Charleston (WV) Gazette

Some see WVU, MU in bowls
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

UTEP coaches get chance to meet public
El Paso Times

MTSU should make conference switch
Daily News Journal

May 28, 2007

-Rice Wins 2007 C-USA Baseball Championship
-Rice to Host NCAA Regional
-Rice Wins Back-to-Back C-USA Championship Titles

NCAA Regional Baseball returns to Reckling Park

Rice, A&M and UT will host baseball regionals
Houston Chronicle

USM first baseman questionable for possible postseason play
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Rebs play host to regional for fourth straight year
  Southern Miss and Mississippi State continue to wait.

Biloxi Sun Herald