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Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

July 1, 2007
Second Half of the New Year Day
Special Recreation for Disabled Day
Anniversary - Battle of Gettysburg
Anniversary - First Postage Stamp
Anniversary - First US Zoo
Anniversary - Medicare
Anniversary - Zip Codes Inaugurated
Birthday - Diana, Princess of Wales
Canada Day (Canada)
Half-Year Day (China)

From Bonesville.net
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
New 'Roundup' sends 'Nuggets' by the wayside

Leach teaches more than football
Fayetteville Observer

Kinston Wraps up June With a Win
  Former East Carolina University pitcher Ricky Brooks pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth inning for the Warthogs. The former pirate was recently called up from low A Kannapolis.
KinstonIndians.com

Greenville's population hits 70,000 and still growing
Greenville Daily Reflector

June 30, 2007
Leap Second Adjustment Time

From Bonesville.net
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Kevin Miller & others)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
C-USA baseball reaped laundry list of booty

Roller among Pirates making switch to wooden bats
  Kyle Roller managed to roll a single up the middle Tuesday night for his only hit of the game, and as was the case for many others on the field with him, even that seemed an effort.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Leach gives back with football camp for kids
Fayetteville Observer

Estes family keeps score
  She'll be a scholarship player at East Carolina next year for Pirates women's golf coach Kevin Williams.
Raleigh News & Observer

RECRUITING NOTEBOOK- Battle is eager to end suspense
Atlanta Journal Constitution

June 29, 2007
iPhone Debuts

From Bonesville.net
-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
Lady coach a real source of strength

-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Rice's Almond goes to Utah Jazz in first round

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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ECU loses players to MLB teams
  East Carolina baseball coach Billy Godwin isn't exactly on vacation these days, even though the season ended a few weeks ago.
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Ex-provost, ECU reach settlement in lawsuit

Football Notebook
  According to Deputy Athletic Director Mike Parsons, West Virginia is in discussions with East Carolina to work on the two team’s 2008 and 2009 dates to accommodate the Colorado series and give the Mountaineers an opportunity to have seven home games.
West Virginia University Mountaineers

June 28, 2007
National Handshake Day

From Bonesville.net
-Whitford: Publication Schedule Note
WNCT: Talk of the Town (various guests)
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
ESPN GameDay will set stage in Blacksburg
ESPNU will conduct prep all-star grid game
Two Owls women cagers on Canadian team
Samford gridder arrested for bank robbery

College Gameday set for Pirates-Hokies contest
Greenville Daily Reflector

College GameDay to open season in Blacksburg
  ESPN crew to visit Tech's opener vs. East Carolina
VT hokiesports.com

McMahon Wrestles With Charges Of Bad Taste
  ECU Alum and World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman Vince McMahon believed there was a need for healing – and entertainment – following the deaths of pro wrestler Chris Benoit and his wife and child.
Forbes.com

WVU schedules football games with Colorado
  Mountaineer Deputy Athletic Director Mike Parsons said WVU is in discussions with East Carolina to move remaining 2008 and ‘09 dates with the Pirates to accommodate the Colorado series and possibly give West Virginia seven home games in a season.
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

June 27, 2007
Decide to Be Married Day
National HIV Testing Day
Paul Bunyan Day
Birthday - Captain Kangaroo (TV personality)
Birthday - "Happy Birthday to You" Song
Birthday - Helen Keller

From Bonesville.net
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
Hokie Weaver is British amateur champion
Owls third baseman Seastrunk on All-CWS team
Blue Devils name Vincent golf coach

Vonta Leach, Mario Williams headed to South Rob
The Robesonian

Koonce takes job with Marquette
New Bern Sun Journal

From The East Carolinian
-ECU basketball reaches out to Greenville community, youth
-Greenville Little League is a 'home run'
  League has rich tradition and ECU connections

-ECU football ticket sales approaching unprecedented territory

Charlotte Latin names Odom basketball coach
  Lane Odom, the son of former Wake Forest and current South Carolina coach Dave Odom, was a college assistant coach at Charlotte, Alabama, East Carolina and Missouri.
Charlotte Observer

Examining Non-ACC Football Slates- UNC-CH
  On paper, the nonconference schedule offers Davis and Carolina an interesting quartet of winnable games. Three are also losable, including a trip to East Carolina, a resurgent program trying to regain its relevance across the state and region.
Wilmington Star News

CFL/Crandell: And The Riders' Starting QB Is...
Discover Moose Jaw

June 26, 2007
National Columnist's Day
UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
Forgiveness Day

From Bonesville.net
-Nuggets: Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond
C-USA athletes turn in top 20 track finishes
Former Gamecock gets call-up to Oakland A's
Future Gamecock recovering from stab wounds

Linkmeister Note: Bonesville's Denny O'Brien mentioned on the Orlando Sentinel website [Read the Orlando Sentinel's UCF Blog]

Marchers support ailing ECU grad
Greenville Daily Reflector

Reds sign TCC ace Conatser
Tallahassee Democrat

CFL: Riders hand ball to Joseph
  Joseph, in his second season with the Roughriders, edged out Marcus Crandell for the starting assignment.
Sportsnet.ca

Linkmeister Note: The Montreal Alouettes reduced their roster on Friday by cutting CFL veteran and former East Carolina star Keith Stokes

A breath of fresh air
  Clemson, East Carolina and Jacksonville are the programs at the top of her list, and she hopes to make visits this summer.

New Haven (CT) Register

June 25, 2007
Please Take My Children to Work Day
Anniversary - Battle of Little Bighorn
Birthday - George Orwell (writer)
National Catfish Day

From Bonesville.net
-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 310
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Marshall outing should set the new standard
-BVL: College World Series at a Glance
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Nuggets:
Notes from ECU, C-USA and beyond

UNC-Chapel Hill repeats... as CWS runner-up

From the Wilmington Morning Star
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Hot bat for batts
  Former Laney star sparks the Sharks
-Athletic Catch-22
  Football the main battleground in the fight for equity
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Two-faced law

ECU Notes- ECU faculty member to investigate N.C. rural care
Greenville Daily Reflector

 

July 1, 2007

Army-Navy proposal alive on Big East table
  Since the Atlantic Coast Conference’s raid of the Big East in 2003, rumors have swirled in regard to the latter’s membership.
Charleston (WV)
Gazette

Kansas Associate AD to UNCW
  Mehrtens will be new UNCW AD
Wilmington Star-News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack doing well with in-state prospects
  In the final analysis, a lot of the talk about recruiting rankings is irrelevant. The top-ranked football prospects don't always turn out to be the best college players.
-Heels name Holbrook associate head coach
  Chad Holbrook, a member of the UNC-CH baseball coaching staff for the past 14 seasons, has been promoted to associate head coach, Tar Heels head coach Mike Fox announced.
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Eagles take flight into Division I
  Saturday was N.C. Central's final day in the CIAA, signaling the impending start of a five-year reclassification process required by the NCAA to enter the top division.
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NHL: Canes will watch, wait
-US OPEN: Everything is great but the timing

Panthers' Batiste says race was factor in arrest
  Weapons charge against lineman was thrown out by judge
Winston Salem Journal

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Seat licenses come with territory
  BRACE YOURSELF GAMECOCK fans, permanent seat licensing is on the horizon. The test market for such financing at South Carolina will be the new baseball stadium along the Congaree River.
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Auburn trustees clear way for new basketball arena

Whom do I want to play ODU football?
  Signing day may still be more than seven months away, but one coach who has "been there, done that" offers this bit of recruiting advice to coach Bobby Wilder: "Swing for the fences."
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Linkmeister Note:  SUNDAY TV SPOTLIGHT: KAY YOW, Sunday 10 p.m ET., Fox Sports South

June 30, 2007

N.C. State Football Preview
Fox Sports

LPGA/US Open: Storms slow play to a crawl
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Open forecast- frustration

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Bobcats ready to win now
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Sleeper picks Pack
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Final curtain closes on NFL Europa

Bobcats part ways with Knight
Charlotte Observer

Garcia enters pretrial program
  USC’s freshman QB will have the two charges cleared as he deals with a sprained knee
Columbia (SC) State

UNC-CH adds to class with a wide receiver
Winston Salem Journal

Eric Sorenson- Turn Out The Lights On '07
cstv.com

June 29, 2007

2007 West Virginia Preview
  No longer just a rising program, West Virginia is now a perennial powerhouse under head coach Rich Rodriguez. With stars Steve Slaton and Pat White returning, this might finally be the year the Mountaineers turn the corner and play for the national title.
College Football News

WVU's Lewis says workouts are 'tougher'
Beckley Register Herald

Clemson, Auburn to renew football rivalry
Anderson Independent

Tentative future Clemson schedules
Columbia (SC) State

N.C. State lands commitment from Glennon
Winston Salem Journal

Auburn's new arena to cost $92.5 million
Birmingham News

NBA: Not the Wright fit; Bobcats get Richardson
  The Bobcats acquired swingman Jason Richardson of Golden State for the No.8 pick in the draft, Brandan Wright of UNC-CH.
C
harlotte Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-NHL: Francis to glide into Hall of Fame
  Ron Francis went through his career as one of the most underappreciated players of his generation. He was also one of the most productive.

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Canes move to WCMC radio
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CIAA title game to Charlotte
-LPGA:
Pine Needles prickly

IndyCar racing comes to Richmond
The Virginian Pilot

June 28, 2007

U.Va. back suspended for academics
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Deal or Draft- Bobcats face that dilemma in tonight's NBA Draft
New Bern Sun Journal

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Duke, State add recruits
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Jordan to have final say on Bobcats' draft

From the Charlotte Observer
-Appalachian St. to host L-R
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Belmont Abbey hires ex-Maryland athletics director

Auburn’s Tuberville undergoes appendectomy
Columbia (SC) State

'She is Pine Needles'
Raleigh News & Observer

June 27, 2007

From the Fayetteville Observer
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Latest recruit a major coup for Wolfpack
  One reason more in-state athletes may be available for O’Brien is the lack of scholarships available for two of his main competitors, East Carolina and North Carolina. Based on the number of seniors graduating after 2007, the Pirates will only have about 15 scholarships with which to sign players this year. The Tar Heels are facing a similar situation with 10 to 11 seniors departing.
-Raye’s wisdom leaves lasting impression on athletes

2007 ECU Football Opponent Preview- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  There's been so much euphoria surrounding the North Carolina these past few months, it seems like it's become a football school.
Fox Sports

So, what do we make of ACC expansion?
  Commissioner John Swofford wants the ACC to be a football power. That said, here are 10 questions that are worth considering
Durham Herald-Sun

Steelers' Roethlisberger shares insight at W&M
Hampton Roads Daily Press

The new top dog
  Even as an assistant, Todd Interdonato was already being given the reins of the Wofford baseball team.
Spartanburg Herald Journal

Richardson released from hospital
  South Carolina football recruit Quintin Richardson was released from the hospital Tuesday, two days after being stabbed at a friend’s apartment.
Columbia (SC) State

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Proctor makes jump to CFL
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USC ninth, Clemson 13th in final poll

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Ex-Wake QB Mauk to play for Bearcats

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Barton nominated for ESPY Award
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Bobcats could deal, if price is right
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LPGA: Past champions on unfamiliar footing

From the Charlotte Observer
-Longtime coach Hussey dies at 67

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Lowe doesn't see point in worrying
  Pack turns to transfers, freshman at guard

Levick and SLU part company
  Cheryl Levick said Tuesday that she was resigning as athletics director at St. Louis University — a move that came as no surprise.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

June 26, 2007

Virginia Tech Golfer Makes History Across the Atlantic
Washington Post

OSU's CWS Title Puts ASU on Elite List
  For the first time since the early 1970s, the NCAA-recognized Division I champions in football, men's basketball and baseball are repeat winners.
goasu.com

From the Spartanburg Herald Journal
-Brown Feels USC Offer Is Near
  He also is hearing from Florida State, Georgia Tech, NC State, Marshall, East Carolina, Virginia and Mississippi State.

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Tar Heels To Front With Bowens
  Bowens also has offers from USC, Clemson, East Carolina, Appalachian State and Marshall.
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Wofford to name baseball coach
  Wofford will name baseball assistant Todd Interdonato as the new head coach
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Lindy's ranks Terriers fifth in preseason

Wolfpack came calling after WTVD shake-up ended Shea's long tenure
Durham Herald Sun

From the Greensboro News-Record
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Wolfpack coach Kay Yow recharged after chemo ends
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Deeper bench for Wolfpack

Tanner could have eye on Lake
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Heels look to future
Raleigh News & Observer

CAA baseball tournament stays in Wilmington
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Vincent says he wants Bobcats to go after an athletic big man
Winston Salem Journal

June 25, 2007

 

Getting ACC-limated
  Four ACC schools — Miami, NC State, North Carolina and Boston College — welcome new head coaches this season, but they’re all familiar faces.

Athlon Sports

Heels repeat heartache
Raleigh News & Observer

Clemson Keeping Allen On Call
  Four ACC schools — Miami, NC State, North Carolina and Boston College — welcomeAllen also has offers from North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Miami, Alabama, NC State, East Carolina, Florida State and USC
Spartanburg Herald Journal

USC recruit stabbed in fight at apartments
  No charges have been filed in incident; athlete ‘in good spirits’
Columbia (SC) State

Gamecocks appear to be sold on Womble
  His others are Maryland, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Duke, Troy, Marshall, NC State, East Carolina, Tulane and Wake Forest.

Charleston Post Courier

Vacation precedes Bowden Bowl
  Wouldn’t you love to watch some hidden video, all wired for sound, of this year’s annual Bowden family retreat at Panama City Beach, Fla.

Greenville (SC) News

 

July 1, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
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Former Golden Eagle Football Standout John Nix Named to AFL's All-Rookie Team
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Former UAB DB Bobby Keyes Named To AFL All-Rookie Team

Marcum weighs in on the state of MU athletics
  There's no shortage of topics when interviewing Marshall University athletic director Bob Marcum.

Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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USM- Risk, Reward
  Antwain Easterling knows he's stepping into a white-hot spotlight.
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Softball coach will be partly players' choice

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Donations to Tiger fund reach record high
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Re-seating reinvigorates fund

Guy to host kicking camp this month
  Former Southern Miss and National Football League great Ray Guy will be hosting a kicking camp on July 22-23 at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Hattiesburg American

Tulsa- Settling into his new role
  Former University of Tulsa coach Dave Rader will be watching the Golden Hurricane from an unfamiliar spot this season: the bleachers.

Tulsa World

June 30, 2007

C-USA Baseball Accomplishments
  Highlights from Another Successful Season on the Diamond
conferenceusa.com

USM budget going up
  The Southern Miss athletic budget will increase 6.7 percent for the 2007-08 fiscal year. The operation budget balloons from $16.2 million to $17.3 million.
Hattiesburg American

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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USM adds juco receiver
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USM Basketball- Ready for re-Turner

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-WVU hardly a secret to Marshall

  So much of Marshall University's 2007 football schedule is about newness.

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Campus ballpark may be in Herd's future

  Talk of a Marshall University near-campus baseball stadium no longer can be dismissed as lip-service.
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Gonzaga guard headed to Herd
  "P-Mac" had some high-profile teammates, NBA Draft picks Adam Morrison and Ronnie Turiaf among them, at Gonzaga University.

Former Gonzaga guard cleared to play at Marshall
Charleston (WV)
Gazette

Tom Freeman Joins UCF Football Staff
ucfathletics.com

Wave's Stockton gets extension
New Orleans Times Picayune

Almond happy draft angst ended with Utah pick
6abc.com

June 29, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-Rice's Almond Selected 25th Overall in the NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz
-Houston Baseball Head Coach Rayner Noble Given Five-Year Contract Extension

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Pair of C-USA Women's Basketball Players Selected for FIBA U21 World Championship Games
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Howard Dobson Named Southern Miss Softball Coach

MU officials making most of summertime
  Summertime offers varying priorities for different Marshall University athletic department officials.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

UH gives baseball coach Noble an extension
Houston Chronicle

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-WVU Game 2- Marshall
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Marshall opponents- Game 1, Miami (Fla.)

USM kicker sits and waits
Biloxi Sun Herald

June 28, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-More Preseason Honors Continue To Roll In For Golden Eagle Football

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UH and ISP Sports Extend Relationship

Documentary creators sue over ‘We Are Marshall’
Charleston (WV)
Gazette (AP)

Flag on the ‘We Are Marshall’ Field
  Award Winning Huntington Filmmakers Accuse Hollywood Filmmakers of Copying 'Ashes to Glory'; Complaint Outlines One Side of Argument; Defendants Will Answer Through Their Attorneys
HuntingtonNews
.net

Sooners lose Dobson to Southern Miss
  Sooner assistant Howard Dobson, who spent the past five seasons teaching OU hitters, was named the new coach at Southern Mississippi Wednesday.
Norman (OK) Transcript

From the Hattiesburg American
-California, here I come
  Scheduling big-name opponents has become a yearly struggle for the Southern Miss football program.

-It's time to look forward
-Transfer coming to USM

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-USM names softball coach
-USM-UTEP time set

A brick wall
  Former Southern Miss placekicker Darren McCaleb sees no reason to just sit and wait by the phone.
Biloxi Sun Herald

Adkins chooses Mississippi State
  Southern Miss originally released Adkins with stipulations not allowing him to transfer to a Conference USA rival or to Ole Miss or Mississippi State.
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Rice remains on list for Stratford QB Luck in recruiting
Houston Chronicle

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Tenn. punter Whitehead commits to Marshall
-Marshall football ticket campaign starts Saturday

UTEP's Jones on Bednarik Award watch list
  The senior linebacker is one of 65 players on the watch list for the 13th Chuck Bednarik Award, which is presented annually to the defensive collegiate football player judged by the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States.
El Paso Times

June 27, 2007

Another Sensational Season For Rice Baseball
CSTV.com

QB Pena gets waiver to play for Houston
  Former Oklahoma State quarterback Al Pena has received a waiver from the NCAA that will allow him to play football at Houston this fall.
sportsline.com (AP)

From conferenceusa.com
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Bright House Networks Stadium Photo Gallery - Scoreboard and Signage
-UTEP Basketball Summer Prospectus Now Online
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Pair of C-USA Women's Basketball Players Selected for FIBA U21 World Championship Games
-Former Cougars, Milligan and James Gear Up For Arena Football League Playoffs
-Trio Of UAB Men's Basketball Newcomers Compete In All-Star Game Over Weekend

Expectations picking up as Davis enters 2nd season
Birmingham News

Lack of hype not always an indicator
  Plenty of small-college players have found tremendous success in the NBA.
Orlando Sentinel

Sweet home Alabama
  Volk brothers to reunite next spring at Division I program
Tonganoxie (KS) Mirror

June 26, 2007

Rice's Seastrunk Named To All-College World Series Team
conferenceusa.com

Kentucky, Gonzaga games may be added
  The UAB men's basketball schedule may soon add some marquee spice with non-conference games against Kentucky and Gonzaga.
Birmingham News

USM signee won't go pro
Jackson Clarion Ledger

MU Hall of Fame member Ed Prelaz dead at 81
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Herd lands on ESPN.com list twice
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WVU, Herd have ESPY stake

Ex-TU star adjusts to the NFL
  Garrett Mills is making the transition from raw rookie to second-year pro for the New England Patriots.
Tulsa World

2007-08 UCF Men's Basketball Summer Preview
cstv.com

National: USFL era recalled fondly by Showboat
  (NOTE: Former East Carolina coach Ed Emory was an assistant for the Showboats)
Memphis Commercial Appeal

June 25, 2007

Plenty of talent in '08 class, as usual
Memphis Commercial Appeal

2007 All-CUSA teams
Athlon Sports