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Conference USA

July 8, 2007

Playing through pain
  Tommy John surgery becoming common for younger baseball players

Greenville Daily Reflector

July 7, 2007
Father & Daughter Take a Walk Day
National Personal Chef Day
UN International Day of Cooperatives
Birthday - Ringo Starr (musician)
Running of the Bulls (Spain)

Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
Pirates Searching for Pirates

-Pirate Football Completes Strongman Competition

T.J. Hose Named Cape Cod Pitcher-of-the-Week
East Carolina Volleyball Announces 2007 Schedule
Bools Qualifies For 107th U.S. Women's Amateur Championship

Area Roundup
  Hose, who will be a senior at East Carolina, worked eight innings on the week in two appearances, striking out eight, walking two
Hagerstown Morning Herald

Pigskin Preview set for July 19
  ECU'S HOSE HONORED: East Carolina starting pitcher TJ Hose has been named pitcher of the week in the Cape Cod League
Raleigh News & Observer

Football- Game Times Announced
  The Western Michigan and East Carolina contests will be televised on a regional basis, while the Louisville game is an ESPN prime time matchup

WVU lists times, TV for home games
  Contest against East Carolina will start at 3:30 pm
Times-West Virginian

Super Bowl Champion Joins Encore Team
  A graduate of East Carolina University, Jones spent four years as starting linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys including the 1992, 1993 and 1995 seasons
PR Web

July 6, 2007
Earth at Aphelion
Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day
Birthday - President George W. Bush (43rd President)

-Batten: Football Recruiting Report
Joyner reinforces the ties that bind
-BVL: Football recruiting thumbnails page updated

Pirates complete strongman competition
  The competitive spirit was at an all-summer high Thursday for the East Carolina football team.
New Bern Sun Journal

Pack, West Forsyth's AD, to step down after 22 years
Winston Salem Journal

July 5, 2007
Anniversary - Bikini

-Myatt: View From The 'ville
Offseason moves solidify Holtz' inner circle

-BVL: Football recruiting thumbnails page updated

CAPE COD LEAGUE- Phegley, Gatemen can't weather Bourne's Hose
  T.J. Hose, a right-hander from East Carolina pitched six shutout innings and gave up only two hits en route to running his record to 3-0 for the Braves

Cape League- Perry a hit for Bourne
  TJ Hose (East Carolina) started for the Braves (11-4-2), surrendering only two hits over six innings.
Cape Cod Times

Leggett Waiting For First Offer
  West Columbus HS RB Travis Leggett (5-11 203) has gotten interest from NC State, North Carolina, USC, East Carolina, Wake Forest, and Virginia, but all are waiting to see how he plays when he returns to the backfield this season.
Spartanburg Herald Journal

The '07 Houston Opponents - East Carolina
  With the loss of just about every skill player on offense and a brutal schedule, East Carolina will struggle to repeat the success of last year. In the third year under Coach Skip Holtz, the Pirates are depending on his recruits and continue to build towards the future. (subscription req'd)

July 4, 2007
Independence Day, USA
Fourth of July
Independence-From-Meat Day
Anniversary - America the Beautiful (song) Published
Anniversary - "American Top 40" (radio)
Birthday - Dear Abby and Ann Landers (advice columnists)
Birthday - President Calvin Coolidge (30th President)

WNCT: Talk of the Town (Phil Dixon & Others)

Ticketmaster buys company that supplies Triangle ticketing services
  Paciolan, a California company that provides ticketing services to the area's major college-athletics programs, is being bought by Ticketmaster.

Panthers, Heels top N.C. poll
  6% of North Carolinians list ECU as their favorite College Sports Team
Raleigh News & Observer

Norwood Released; Peoria Roster Moves
  Norwood, a MWL League All-Star from a year ago started the season with the High-A Daytona Cubs in the Florida State League.

Magic Name Assistant Coaches
  Former ECU assistant Steve Clifford joins Orlando Staff

July 3, 2007
Air Conditioning Appreciation Days (07/03-08/15)
Compliment Your Mirror Day
Dog Days (07/03-08/11)
Fast of Tammuz (Jewish)
Stay Out of the Sun Day

-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
Credit ESPN for correct decision
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Dick Morris)

-Darryl LaBarrie Joins Men's Basketball Staff
  Former Georgia Tech player completes 2007-08 staff

ECU's Sutton Named CPL Co-Hitter-of-the-Week
  Sutton Batted .467 On The Week With Seven Hits And Eight Walks

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates hire LeBarrie to complete men's hoops staff
ECU Notes- Administrator promoted to vice chancellor spot

NFL players teach football at South Robeson
  Vonta Leach's involvement in his annual football camp at his alma mater South Robeson High could have been minimal. The Houston Texans fullback could have donated some money, made an appearance and slapped his name on the one-day gridiron tutorial for Robeson County youth.
The Robesonian

College Football- Frazer is UConn bound
  Louisville and East Carolina were also rumored to be in the mix.
Carlisle (PA) Sentinel

July 2, 2007
Halfway Point of 2007
I Forgot Day
Canada Day (observed - Canada)
Birthday - Thurgood Marshall (Supreme Court)

Hillary Adds Offer, Maintains Favorites
  "I am definitely going to check out East Carolina again and Mississippi State. I am also planning to camp at Auburn."

Narron out in Cincinnati
  Manager Jerry Narron was fired Sunday night by the Cincinnati Reds, who raised their payroll in the offseason only to find themselves with the worst record in the major leagues. Narron is a native of Goldsboro.
Wilmington Star-News

Narron out as Reds manager
Cincinnati Enquirer


July 8, 2007

Experience adds up to new job for Mehrtens
  Kelly Mehrtens, UNC-Wilmington's new athletic director, attended Alabama in the early 1980s, a glorious era for Southeastern Conference sports.
Wilmington Star-News


Rocky Mount Telegram

July 7, 2007

WCU courts Vandy assistant
  Bakich played his college ball at East Carolina under former WCU player and coach Keith LeClair.
Asheville Citizen-Times

Hart's contract in limbo
  Former FSU president Sandy D'Alemberte hired Hart from East Carolina in 1995 to replace Wayne Hogan, who was serving as the interim athletics director
Tallahassee Democrat

Top Virginia DT Hearing From Clemson
  Ruff holds offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, East Carolina, Connecticut, and Oklahoma.
Spartanburg Herald Journal

UNC-CH sports to lose lotto ads
  Advertising and sponsorship contracts between the lottery and universities expired last week and apparently won't be renewed.
Raleigh News & Observer

Tigers announce Bunn as pitching coach
  Former Mississippi pitching coach becomes Leggett’s new right-hand man
Columbia (SC) State

From the Greenville (SC) News
USC's Pelzer suffers knee injury
Ex-Clemson standout, Raiders defensive end arrested in Columbia

July 6, 2007

2007 Athlon Awards: Defensive Backs
  The Virginia Tech Hokies led the nation in pass defense in 2006, and three starters are back for ’07,

Dunlevy's done his time, ready to get his kicks
Roanoke Times

Walk-on treads brother’s path
  Zac Brindise benefits from the wisdom of Noah, who thrived for Spurrier’s Gators
Columbia (SC) State

Football- Limited Season Tickets to Go on Sale
West Virginia University Mountaineers

Crimson Tide self-reports three football violations
Birmingham News

He's Coasting- Ellis, with 100 wins at three different Division I schools, lands on his feet at Conway
Winston Salem Journal

Hokies’ roster is up in the air
  Virginia Tech's basketball team for next season is uncertain as July recruiting season opens
Hampton Roads Daily Press

49ers tops in A-10 recruiting
Charlotte Observer

Richardson warming up to trade to Bobcats
  Jason Richardson was so shocked to be traded that he wouldn't talk to anybody -- including his new boss, Michael Jordan.
Durham Herald-Sun (AP)

July 5, 2007

Leaders must emerge on Mountaineer line
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

Building a new tradition in S.C.
  Patrick DiMarco will make his own history as a Gamecock, despite strong Gator ties
Columbia (SC) State

Team USA works the magic of the camo uniforms
  Dress the USA National baseball team in camouflage uniforms on July 4 and put the boys in their home park, and they aren't likely to lose to anybody.
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Charlotte Observer
Wallace needs to be next on list
-Report- Trade to Bobcats stunned, steamed Richardson
-Carroll agrees to long-term deal with Bobcats

Brand tries his hand at the movie game
  Former Duke star, now an L.A. Clipper, is excited about role as movie producer.
Raleigh News & Observer

July 4, 2007

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
The constant reminder of tragedy
  How intense will the coverage of Tech's football season be once it kicks off?
ESPN's Game Day coming to Tech opener
  In short, how and when do we outsiders give this community the space and privacy healing requires? Such questions have lingered since spring and came to the fore with last week's news that ESPN's "College GameDay" is headed to Virginia Tech's Sept. 1 home opener against East Carolina.

West Virginia's Slaton testing his Heisman stature
USA Today

Little doubt WVU likes Army-Navy proposal
Charleston (WV) Gazette

National Blitz- O'Brien a recruiting hit at NC State

From the Durham Herald-Sun
NASCAR Ramping Up Cheating Penalties
Felton ready to take reigns of Bobcats' new offense

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-U.S. baseball team faces Japan at DBAP
Canes re-sign prospects

Ex-Panthers trainerto lead USC sports medicine
Charlotte Observer

Poll- North Carolinians Pick Vacation, Food, Sports Favorites

National: 2007 Boise State Preview
College Football

July 3, 2007

From the Myrtle Beach Sun-News
Clemson veteran selected as coach
  CCU's pick, Ellis, boasts strong basketball record
The quest to make a program a winner Q&A Cliff Ellis

Ellis back in coaching at Coastal Carolina
Greenville (SC)

From the Birmingham News
  Cliff Ellis hasn't let 32 seasons as a head coach or his resignation from Auburn three years ago dampen his enthusiasm for college basketball.
AAFL may bring players back home

The Big East is getting too big for its own good
  The schools are going to ask again if bigger is better. I still think there's a football/basketball split coming in the Big East in the not-too-distant future. Maybe it's after these new TV deals expire in 2013, but how this hoops scheduling change plays out could be a major factor.
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Ingram says Mountaineers’ D-line will have more depth
Beckley (WV)
Register Herald

McGillan joining Peele's staff
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Mehrtens takes over UNCW athletics
Wilmington Star-News

Doors open for Atkinson
  Globetrotters give Barton star tryout
Raleigh News & Observer

Knight stunned by release
Charlotte Observer

-'Tis The Season

  It's like Christmas in July when the preview magazines come out.

Most intriguing matchups of the 2007 season

Charm of Pine Needles intoxicates all involved
Fayetteville Observer

ODU hires associate AD to guide football program
The Virginian Pilot

July 2, 2007

Reel displays kickoff
  Hall of Fame projects affection for football films; AAFL hopes to field six to eight teams in 2008
South Bend (IN) Tribune

College football magazines good for laughs only
Anderson (SC)

Tigers, Dawgs neck and neck in battle for offensive lineman
Charleston (SC) Post Courier

Virginia Wide Receiver Has Maryland No. 1

MTSU breaks 100 in Director's cup national ranking
  ECU ranked 144
Murfreesboro (TN) Daily News Journal

Ex-Notre Dame QB Frazer to transfer to UConn

Cristie Kerr wins the U.S. Women's Open
Fayetteville Observer

Hokie has week to remember
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Bobcats must retain talent
Charlotte Observer


July 8, 2007

Marshall coaches finding time for family
  Even by Phil Ratliff standards, the upbeat tone was noticeable.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Marshall opponents - Game 5 Memphis
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Fans open checkbooks to watch Memphis
  With anticipation for the 2007-08 University of Memphis men’s basketball season at a fever pitch, the school has collected a record $5.6 million in Tiger Scholarship Fund donations for the fiscal year.
Knoxville News Sentinel

Wolken- Tigers will be season opener
  2k College Hoops Classic matchup is first of '07-'08
Memphis Commercial Appeal

New USM coach going full speed
  New USM softball coach Tripp Dobson, seemingly, never runs out of juice.
Hattiesburg American

July 7, 2007

Bulls Series With UCF Likely Over
  Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky said it is "doubtful" he will require the University of South Florida to play a C-USA team in 2009, meaning USF's series against Central Florida likely will end after the 2008 game.
Tampa Tribune

Preseason buzz begins
  July can fairly be called the silly season in college football.
Hattiesburg American

U of M faithful pounce on Mississippi's new Tiger vanity tags
Memphis Commercial Appeal

UNH has veteran QB; postseason pedigree
  Following games versus Miami (Fla.) and West Virginia to start the season, the Marshall football team will play New Hampshire.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

July 6, 2007

UTEP Announces 2007-08 Men's Basketball Non-Conference Schedule
UCF Volleyball Announces 2007 Slate
Tulane Names John Thomas Horton Women's Golf Head Coach
-Houston's Zak Presley Named to TCL All-Star Game

Marshall fans ready to set sail
  Marshall University football fans are set to make the most of their 2007 season opener in South Florida.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Junior college receiver commits to TU
Tulsa World

UPDATED 2007 TV Listings
lege Football News

USM signs JuCo third baseman
Hattiesburg American

Miners release non-conference schedule
  The Conference USA schedule will be announced in August.
El Paso Times

Ex-Tiger Duncan takes over as director of M Club
Memphis Commercial Appeal

College baseball rules changes get mixed reviews
New Orleans Times Picayune

July 5, 2007

Israel hopes hard work pays off for Knights
  When UCF senior quarterback Kyle Israel signed on as a member of Coach George O'Leary's inaugural recruiting class with the Knights, he was given a promise that has echoed in his head ever since: "Work hard, and you'll get a chance to lead this football team.
Orlando Sentinel

Curtis DB Lauricella commits to Tulane
New Orleans Times Picayune

Marshall opponents, Game 4- Cincinnati
Charleston (WV) Gazette

July 4, 2007

UCF Promotes Cozart to Associate Head Baseball Coach
Southern Miss Baseball Inks Arkansas - Ft. Smith JC Star Josh Fields For Upcoming Season

From the Hattiesburg American
-Most Eagles laying low for mid-week holiday
-USM's Cuevas helping kids with hitting

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
Movin' on up to the East Side
  If you build it, people will donate.

Gator transferring to Marshall
  Basketball recruiting is a game of chance.

Florida transfer coming to Herd
  If Donnie Jones keeps this up, he’ll have an all-transfer team just for practice. The new Marshall coach is bringing along a third transfer, 6-foot-3 guard Brandon Powell from Florida. Powell will join former Purdue shooter Chris Lutz and ex-Georgetown forward Octavius Spann on the Thundering Herd sidelines for the upcoming season.
Charleston (WV) Gazette

UCF football receives 3rd commitment for 2008
Orlando Sentinel

July 3, 2007

From the El Paso Times
Price of success- UTEP coach leads record ticket sales
  UTEP athletic director Bob Stull, in fact, is fired up about a CUSA home schedule that includes conference powers Tulsa, Houston, Southern Mississippi and East Carolina

Miners' summer workouts focus on strength

-Bergman, UCF Agree to New Three-Year Contract

UAB's Bell Excelling in Cape Cod Summer Baseball League

Flyover at Texas game, Bergman gets new deal
Orlando Sentinel

Marshall gets another basketball transfer
  Octavio Spann, a 6-foot-6, 220-pound forward, is leaving Georgetown and the prestigious Big East Conference to transfer to Marshall's basketball program and, in the process, reunite with older brother Emmanuel Spann, who is a starting wide receiver for the Herd football team.
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
Pruett, Donnan, Lengyel at meeting to discuss new pro football league
Georgetown forward transfers to Herd

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
Coker may call Herd-Miami game
Ex-Hoya Spann lands at Marshall

July 2, 2007

WVU helping MU's ticket sales
  There's no secret to Marshall University's season football ticket sales success.

Huntington Herald-Dispatch

National/BCS: Broncos cash in
  Fiesta Bowl a big part of BSU's $5.2 million payday

Idaho Statesman