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Conference USA

June 17, 2007
Father's Day
Family Awareness Day
Husband Caregiver Day
UN World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
Watergate Day

-BVL: College World Series at a Glance
Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Gavel comes down on DA Nifong: disbarrment
Swimmers getting the big freeze at Syracuse
Sun Devils use long ball to subdue Anteaters

Reale leads by 5 shots at Spring Valley Invitational
  Anthony Reale, a member of the East Carolina men's golf team, is taking a liking to Spring Valley Country Club.
Huntington Herald Dispatch

TAKING IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL: Younger athletes more serious about training than ever before
New Bern Sun Journal

Hey, Pops- If you were here today
Washington Daily News

June 16, 2007
Professional Women in Drywall Day
Vinegar Day
National Hollerin' Contest Day
World Juggling Day

BVL: Updated Chart of Future ECU Football Schedules
-BVL: College World Series at a Glance
WNCT: Talk of the Town (John Feinstein, M. Luttrell)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Pirates, Gamecocks announce football dates
Owls open CWS by rallying past Cardinals
Nifong steps down as Durham district attorney

ECU, South Carolina Renew Football Series
  Pirates will face Gamecocks five times beginning Sept. 3, 2011

Gamecocks Announce Future Football Non-Conference Opponents
  "We look forward to the challenge of playing East Carolina in the years to come," said South Carolina Head Coach Steve Spurrier. "Skip Holtz has done a super job of turning that football program into a very good team.

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Stokes talks about program
Ricky Stokes doesn't act like a coach who has gone 14-44 in his first two seasons at East Carolina.
-ECU women unified, motivated
  Don't tell the 80 or so young girls dribbling and shooting basketballs inside East Carolina's Minges Coliseum all week that ECU's 2007 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament appearance was no big deal.

-ECUs Leo Jenkins Cancer Center seeks OK to purchase CyberKnife

Gamecocks, Pirates to resume series
Greenville (SC) News

Gamecocks, Pirates to square off
Spartanburg Herald-Journal (AP)

Pirates, Gamecocks to meet in football
Raleigh News & Observer (AP)

June 15, 2007
Dollars Against Diabetes (DAD'S) Day
Magna Carta Day
Native American Citizenship Day
Nature Photography Day
Work@Home Father's Day

Linkmeister Note: What does your dentist think about the proposed ECU School of Dentistry?
  I was at my dentist Wednesday and he said probably all but one dentist in Charlotte was against the plan.  He concurred the ECU's med school is a very good one but operating a dental school could not use the same model.  He said funds could be better spent by just expanding enrollment in the UNC-CH dental program.  I told him that I support the ECU proposal.  TELL YOUR DENTIST HOW YOU FEEL.

Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
High points and heroes of 2006-07

-BVL: College World Series at a Glance
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Mike Steele, Larry Spell)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Future dentist Krug gains postgrad scholarship
FSU's Braman accorded national coaching honor
Wieburg stepping down as Big 12 commissioner

USC, ECU to play in Charlotte
Charlotte Observer

Charlotte to host USC, ECU
  Games in 2011, 2014 will be played at Bank of America Stadium
Columbia (SC) State

Sadler commits to ECU softball
Washington Daily News

Some favorites for LB Reddick
  Kevin Reddick currently likes North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Alabama, and East Carolina

June 14, 2007
Family History Day
Flag Day (US)
National Flag Day USA: Pause for the Pledge
National Nursing Assistants Day and Week
Anniversary - US Army

-Myatt: View From The 'ville
–  Assignment: Omaha dry run from afar
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Multiple new shows posted)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

First-round pairings set for College World Series
Five from C-USA named to Nagurski watch list
Outland list includes trio of C-USA players

Preview 2007 - East Carolina Pirates
College Football News

Jaguars- Interest in Culpepper not a knock on Garrard
Charlotte Observer

Jags' interest in QB is real
Florida Times Union

Around Campus: Fire strikes vacant ECU warehouse
Greenville Daily Reflector

June 13, 2007
Creating With Your Heart Day
Saint Anthony of Padua Feast Day
Birthday - Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (actresses)

Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Pirates-Hokies moves from "the Deuce" to ESPN
ECU's Roller named to national frosh unit
C-USA scholar awards go ECU's Krug, Williams

Krug and Williams Named C-USA Scholar-Athletes

Rose's Woodson signs with ECU to throw shot put
Greenville Daily Reflector

June 12, 2007
Crowed Nest Awareness Day
Anniversary - Baseball Hall of Fame
Birthday - President George H. W. Bush (41st President)
Red Rose Day
Birthday - Anne Frank

Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
–  Pirates settle for watching postseason

-BVL: NCAA Super Regionals Final Wrap-Up
-BVL: Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Poll
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Irish to don throwback jerseys for USC game
Herd soph on Athletes in Action Jones Cup team
Seminoles capture back to back NCAA track titles

From the
-Roller Named To Ping Baseball All-Freshman Team
-Witter Blasts Three-Run Shot At PETCO Park
  Former East Carolina baseball standout Adam Witter and the San Jose Giants participated in a rare California League game that was played at PETCO Park, the home of the San Diego Padres on Sunday. Witter drove in five runs, including three on his home run in the ninth.

Turks Steal One, 2-0, From Staunton
  Harrisonburg manager Bob Wease  said East Carolina shortstop Ryan Woods and Arizona catcher John Murphy are expected to join the team today.
Harrisonburg (VA) Daily News Record

Former Indians pitcher Mathews nears deal with Orioles
  Shane Mathews is drawing much closer to starting his pursuit of a major-league baseball career.
Hickory Daily Record

Campus Connection
  There has been a steady drumbeat coming from down in North Carolina concerning East Carolina’s chances of one day joining the Big East...

ECU Opponent: Titans Off to Omaha for 15th College World Series Appearance

June 11, 2007
Jacques Cousteau's Birthday (explorer)
Richard Strauss' Birthday (composer)
Hug Holiday

O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 308
–  Opportunity may dictate Big East expansion
-BVL: NCAA Super Regional Scores & Schedules
-BVL: MLB draft takes four from ECU, 29 from C-USA
Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

Pirates' Myers 12th in NCAA hammer throw
ECU's Neitz taken by Giants in 37th round
Anteaters nip Shockers to earn berth in Omaha

ECU Campus Notes- Currituck research supported
Greenville Daily Reflector

ND's Frazer goes school shopping
  David Frazer acknowledged Miami (Fla.), Louisville, Rutgers, East Carolina, Connecticut and a handful of Mid-American Conference schools were in the running if, in fact, Zach Frazer does leave Notre Dame.
South Bend Tribune

Frazer, odd man out in QB race, to transfer from Notre Dame


June 17, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-By rally or rout, Heels want wins
  Having posted five comeback victories over its past six games, North Carolina's baseball team inevitably is hearing a gamut of reactions.

-College World Series

Bulldogs know about Louisville coach
Columbus (MS) Commercial Dispatch

From the Winston Salem Journal
-ECU Opponent: Oregon State nips Fullerton 3-2
-Improved organization will be key for Wolfpack

Expect much of the same from O'Brien
Durham Herald-Sun

WVU camp season begins as turf installation continues
Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail

June 16, 2007

From the Charlotte Observer
-O'Brien- Pack should contend
  8 offensive starters return to team that went 3-9 in 2006

-Panthers camp ends on a high

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Middie's life inspires O'Brien
-UNC-CH wins Omaha opener

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
-Tar Heels follow familiar script
  Ed Easley didn't watch North Carolina's two comeback wins in the Super Regional on television. But he knew the Tar Heels' penchant for comebacks, a trait they exhibited against the Bulldogs again here Friday night.

-MSU Baseball: Dogs deep sixed

North Carolina 8, Mississippi St. 5
Durham Herald-Sun (AP)

Counting the days until football season
Anderson Independent

Hogan opts to return for senior year with Tigers
Greenville (SC) News

June 15, 2007

WOMEN'S HOOPS- Edwards twins make verbal commitment
Charlottesville (VA) Daily

Tanner hopes Gamecocks will open next season in new stadium
  Tanner remains hopeful the facility could be ready to go at the start of the 2008 season as he watched crews preparing the site along the Congaree River.
Columbia (SC) State (AP)

Gamecocks overcame many obstacles in trying season
  At some point next spring, USC is going to be in its new riverside ballpark. Whether it's for the opening game against East Carolina, that's still unclear.
Charleston (SC) Post Courier

Gators snatch O’Sullivan from Tigers’ staff
Anderson Independent

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-NCCU football will take act to Meadowlands
  Mose Rison’s N.C. Central football team will take on in-state rival Elizabeth City State at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sept. 15 in the 37th Annual Whitney Young Football Classic.

-Huskies will face determined Duke team
  Most college football coaches would consider opening a season at Duke next to a luxury. The Blue Devils are known for many things, and football isn't one of them. Their current coach, Ted Roof, is 5-34 and riding a 20-game losing streak. Their coach before Roof was Carl Franks, and his record, the worst in school history, was 7-45.

-Woodard, UNC-CH get another shot at CWS

Omaha, fans make CWS special
Raleigh News & Observer

Trustees approve Saban's contract
  In a unanimous vote, the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved an eight-year, $32 million contract for Nick Saban that gave football coaches everywhere cause to celebrate.
Birmingham News

2007 Louisville Preview
College Football News

Slaton feels lot better gearing up for fall
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Sports Briefs- UNC Charlotte to take on four ACC schools
Winston Salem Journal

June 14, 2007

Greenville native heads to Omaha with Louisville
  It's been a hectic week for Roger Williams and the rest of the Louisville baseball program.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Could You Do It?
  If your favorite player/coach transferred could you still pull for him /her?

From the Charlotte Observer
-49ers might be ready for football
  Coaches director says school is large enough

-Dale Jr. turns to old friend for new home
  Earnhardt Jr. agrees to 5-year deal, says he and Hendrick share bond beyond racing

-He won't have any excuses for falling short
-Bobcats look at Young, Brewer and Thornton
-It's official- U.S. Open returning to Pinehurst

Heels get a 'second chance' at CWS
Raleigh News & Observer

Moore's bat gets Pitt's attention
  Over the past three seasons, Fike first baseman Thomas Moore's bat has spoken loudly in the Golden Demons' success.
Wilson Daily Times

U.Va., Va. Tech add recruits
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Who's going to miss McRoberts?
-Is this UNC-CH's year in College World Series?

USC steers budget back in the black
  The "noose" is off Athletic Director Eric Hyman, who has steered the University of South Carolina athletic department out of a deep red hole back to financial stability.
Greenville (SC) News

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Sports Briefs- North Carolina college assistants up for job
-Gross takes low-key approach to contract status
-The Next Steps- Hendrick, Earnhardt still have a lot of details to work out in their new relationship

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Spurrier sympathizes with Donovan's switch
-Clemson pitching coach a candidate at Florida

Correct turf arrives for WVU end zones
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

June 13, 2007

From the Charlotte Observer
-Bobcats lure Peterson from college ranks
  RESIGNS AS COASTAL CAROLINA COACH: Jordan's ex-roommate says college basketball contacts should be asset

-Dale Jr. joins powerhouse
  Sources: Driver will announce move to Hendrick today

-UNC-CH pitchers confident
-Clemson coach miffed at `super' snub
  The season is over for Clemson baseball, but the disappointment hasn't left Tigers coach Jack Leggett.

No rest for weary Leggett, Tigers
Anderson Independent

White wants to make up for shaky postseason starts
Greenville Daily Reflector

ACC Football- Top 2007 Contenders

Irish QB coming to UC?
Cincinnati Enquirer

Furman to give Timmons Arena new look
Greenville (SC) News

FRESH START- Carr seems to feel at home with Panthers
Winston Salem Journal

Former WVU star ‘Pacman’ on verge of turning corner?
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

June 12, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Brick by brick, coach rebuilds program
  Dale Steele, a career assistant, is embracing the task of bringing football back to Campbell

-Heels to face upstart 'Dogs
-Blogger booted from game
  NCAA: Reporter violated policy.

The Sporting News- WVU No. 4
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

Cardinals' program flying high with newly minted CWS appearance

ACCept it- UNC-CH the better Carolina
Columbia (SC) State

Heels rolled into the College World Series without much help from the long ball
Durham Herald-Sun

  Dyrell Roberts, a running back from Smithfield High, already has a scholarship offer from Tech, but he worked out at the camp anyway...He plans to attend similar camps at East Carolina and, perhaps, Virginia - both of which offered him scholarships.
Richmond Times Dispatch

Miami linebacker likes Georgia, Georgia Tech
  Along with the SEC power, Daniel’s seven offers include Central Florida, San Diego State, East Carolina, Air Force, Ball State and Tulane.
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Blanchard first to visit for UNCW's AD
Wilmington Star-News

U.S. Open returning to Pinehurst No. 2 in 2014
Charlotte Observer

Panthers give Ohio State's Zwick a shot
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Versatile speed demon commits to Duke
Winston Salem Journal

June 11, 2007

From the Columbia (SC) State
-USC’s bullpen can’t keep its season alive
-Focus shifts to player losses
-Departures will leave Tigers low on power
-Cowbell tolls on Tigers’ postseason run to Omaha

Heels heading to Omaha
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Spartanburg Herald Journal
-Gamecocks bounced
-Johnson Gains Another Offer
  Ask any college baseball player on the first day of practice about his goals and the answer invariably -- and inevitably -- includes Omaha, Neb.

Tight end commits to Hokies
Hampton Roads Daily Press

QB McCollum commits to USC
Charleston (SC) Post Courier

Tigers’ sports year a series of disappointments
Anderson Independent


June 17, 2007

Rice's Lehmann is turning out the hits at the right time
Houston Chronicle

Southern Miss coaches get $400K in bonuses
Biloxi Sun Herald

Football camps give UTEP leg up in recruiting
El Paso Times

Losing is lost on hard-nosed Rose
Memphis Commercial Appeal

June 16, 2007

Rice Rallies to Defeat Louisville, 15-10 in College World Series

Rice's 11 straight runs drop Louisville at CWS
Houston Chronicle

Cards knocked down
  RICE 15, U OF L 10
Louisville Courier-Journal

Incentives please coaches
Hattiesburg American

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-MU-WVU showdown hot topic at coaches' tour
-Former MU assistant lands job at Clemson

UM hoops loses Memphis from schedule
  Ole Miss' search for a new basketball opponent is under way. Hartwell said the Rebels are negotiating with another Conference USA school, but declined to reveal which one.
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger

June 15, 2007

Rice has plenty to prove at Omaha
Houston Chronicle

Tigers Add Georgetown To 2007-08 Home Schedule

Tiger season gets hotter with Hoyas
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Golden Eagles set to play Cal in basketball
Hattiesburg American

Preview 2007 - SMU Mustangs
College Football News

SMU LB Carrington leaves team
Dallas Morning News

Coaches tour hits Putnam
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Wave coaches hitting the road with camps
New Orleans Times Picayune

Dose of reality
Tulsa World

June 14, 2007

Freshmen Berry, Seastrunk play big roles for Rice
Houston Chronicle

Baseball- Rice finds strength on path to CWS
San Antonio Express

Rice's Luna hopes to find form at CWS
Dallas Morning News

-Schoenrock Receives Contract Extension As Tiger Baseball Coach
-Three C-USA Players Named Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA All-Americans
-Five C-USA Football Players on 2007 Bronko Nagurski Watch List
-Marshall Women's Basketball to Open 2007 Preseason WNIT at Evansville

Schoenrock deal extended
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Southern Miss first baseman named third-team All-America
Jackson Clarion Ledger

June 13, 2007

Three C-USA Football Players on 2007 Outland Trophy Watch List
  Seniors Jeff Akeroyd of Houston, Robby Heos of Rice and Doug Legursky of Marshall represent Conference USA

2007 All-CUSA Football team

Athlon Sports Releases Football Preseason Predictions and Rankings

USM picked 1st in C-USA
Hattiesburg American

Eagles favored to win C-USA
Biloxi Sun Herald

Rice ends up in Omaha for CWS with a turn along way
Houston Chronicle

College World Series Team Capsules

Memphis re-signs Learfield
  Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson said Tuesday the school has signed "the most lucrative contract in the history of the athletic department."

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Seahawks seek Devine influence
  Derek Devine is a third-string quarterback in Seattle's preseason camp.

Huntington Herald Dispatch

June 12, 2007

Rice closer overcomes injury in frustrating year
Houston Chronicle

-Rice to Open College World Series
-Owls and Cards to open '07 CWS
-Marshall Men's Basketball Adds Tim Thomas As Director Of Operations
-Tumpkin Selected For NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship Program

From the College Football News
-2007 Marshall Preview
-Preview 2007 - Rice Owls

Seats flying as Marshall gets greener
  THERE is a lot more big green in Huntington these days -- and that's no reference to Marshall's athletic fundraising organization.
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Conditioning begins for Herd
  Offseason conditioning carries varying goals for varying Marshall University football players. Linebacker Josh Johnson and offensive lineman Josh Evans have and are continuing to streamline.

-Thomas added to Marshall basketball staff

Touted Tiger PG arrives on campus
Memphis Commercial Appeal

June 11, 2007

C-USA Earns 11 All-America Honors at NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Speedy Cardinals give Owls' Graham quite an eyeful
Houston Chronicle

Numbers say it again- C-USA surpasses the MAC
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Lineman Harmon mixes size and talent
Atlanta Journal Constitution