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July 29, 2007
Psychic Sunday
National Lasagna Day
Sisters' Day
Walt Disney's "Steamboat WIllie" premieres. (1928)

Cherubini: Bonesville The Magazine Teaser #2
Ex-Pirate coach applauds state of program
Bonesville.net

2007 East Carolina Football Preview
   Pirates Seeking Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

ConferenceUSA.com

ECU football gets more TV coverage
Outer Banks Sentinel

July 28, 2007
National Day of the Cowboy
Anniversary - Singing Telegram
Anniversary - World War I Begins
Birthday - Beatrix Potter (author/illustrator)
Birthday - Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1st Lady)

WNCT: Talk of the Town (Mike Steele. Bill Evans)
Bonesville.net

SEC- Ole Miss’ DC Thompson returns to SEC
GatorCountry.com

Vikings- Second-rounder signs; Peterson still out
   On Friday, fifth-round selection Aundrae Allison found himself as the third receiver in many packages and took reps that likely would have gone to Rice.
Minneapolis Star Tribune

July 27, 2007
Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day
Walk on Stilts Day
Bugs Bunny debuts in Warner Brothers animated cartoon "A Wild Hare" (1940)

From Bonesville.net
-Gold: Nuggets of Gold
ECU pays price for Florida's success
WNCT: Talk of the Town (R. Dunbar, K. Cannon)

Rob Donnenwirth Named to N.C. Wesleyan Hall of Fame
   Women's soccer head coach one of four inductees at alma mater

ecupirates.com

Around Campus: ECU dental school nets $25 million
   East Carolina University would receive $25 million to build a dental school under a budget deal reached late Wednesday night.

Greenville Daily Reflector

Fallen stars, on-the-rise programs make up middle of the pack
espn.com

Preps: Rockets’ new offense has team excited
   Adapting simply means giving more carries to East Carolina University recruit Darius Spencer.

Greenville Daily Reflector

ECU Alumna: Sandra Bullock- Film Star, Producer, Wife
Voice of America

July 26, 2007
Disability Independence Day
Anniversary - Americans With Disabilities Act
Aunt and Uncle Day

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: Assistance Requested from Bonesville Readers
WNCT: Talk of the Town (S. Harper, R. O'Neal)

Pirates picked to place second in C-USA
Washington Daily News

Cape League- Dykstra enjoys grand night for A's
   The big sixth for Bourne (21-12-2) made a winner out of East Carolina's TJ Hose (4-2), who allowed two runs on three hits and three walks

Cape Cod Times

Departing seniors go out with a bang
The Gloucester County (NJ) Times

July 25, 2007
Day-Out-Of-Time
One Voice
Birthday - 1st Test Tube Baby

WNCT: Talk of the Town (multiple guests)
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
-Conference USA Announces 2007 Preseason Football Poll
  
Pirates picked to finish second in division, Johnson and Hands honored
-Billy Godwin Earns Contract Extension
   Third-Year East Carolina Skipper Will Guide Pirates Through 2011
-Sharon Baldwin-Tener Rewarded With Contract Extension
  


   The summer camps and combines are done, which makes this the perfect time to assess East Carolina’s early recruiting efforts.

Fayetteville Observer

Pirates preparing for challenge ahead
   Difficult schedule awaits the Pirates

The East Carolinian

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Around Campus: Blue Cross and Blue Shield CEO is tapped to lead ECU board
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Baldwin-Tener, Godwin get new deals from ECU
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Pirates picked to finish 2nd

From the New Bern Sun Journal
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ECU football getting a little respect
   I remember when last year’s preseason Conference USA poll came out. The East Carolina football team was voted to finish dead last in the East Division, and, to me, it seemed like the coaches voted based on Pirates’ football downslide of 2003 and 2004. Not on the Pirates team that finished 5-6 overall and 4-4 in the conference during the 2005 campaign.
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Pirates up four spots from last year's preseason poll

Around Campus: ECU medical school turns profit
Raleigh News & Observer

July 24, 2007
Cousin's Day
Health and Happiness with Hypnosis Day
National Drive-Thru Day
National Tell An Old Joke Day
Pioneer Day

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Bailey Boys' vacation: What a ride!
-BVL: Football recruiting thumbnails page updated
WNCT: Talk of the Town (John Hood & other guests)

Kyle Roller Named CPL Co-Hitter-of-the-Week
   Roller batted .542 with 13 hits with a pair of doubles and home runs
ecupirates.com

Turks Win Big One
   Shortstop Ryan Wood (East Carolina) opened the inning by ripping a first-pitch fastball to the left-center field gap for a double.

Harrisonburg Daily News Record

July 23, 2007
Gorgeous Grandma Day
Hot Enough For Ya Day
Leo Begins
Saint Apollinaris Feast Day
National Hot Dog Day

O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 312
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History favors Pirates

Bonesville.net

T.J. Hose Named To Cape Cod All-Star Squad
ecupirates.com

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July 29, 2007

Opportunities to play college football on rise in N.C.
   Eleven have sprouted since 1986, giving North Carolina 30 NCAA football programs — just one behind Texas for fourth-most in the country.
Fayetteville Observer

Richt steps back for better perspective
Tallahassee Democrat

Huggins, ex-Xavier coach's crosstown rival at Cincinnati, remembers Prosser
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Scramble- Jagodzinski's goal was to limit BC's losses

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High on Character- Coach Jim Grobe looks for more than height, weight and speed when on the recruiting trail
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Fast Start- Davis has Tar Heels on the move
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Late Start- O'Brien likes his class
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Calm- Quiet on signing day good news for Cavs
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Rebound- Hiring of Shannon helped save Hurricanes' recruiting
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DETERMINED- Roof confident he can do the job
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Not up to Par- This FSU class isn't as highly rated
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Happy- Clemson's Bowden doesn't back down

Something else to fuel WVU fans' spirits
Charleston (WV) Gazette-Mail

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Viewing, Mass set for Prosser
   Funeral arrangements for Wake Forest men's basketball coach Skip Prosser were finalized on Saturday and will include a public viewing and Mass in Clemmons early this week and burial next weekend in Cincinnati.

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Riding bulls shows Donellan's 'zest for life'
   NCSU sophomore likes sport's challenge.
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ABCs of NCAA's name game

National News From the Houston Chronicle
-Texas linebacker Kindle arrested on DWI charge

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Notre Dame considering football game at Reliant
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Boise State RB, cheerleader get married without incident

Which team should we be cheering?
Anderson Independent

Panthers' season begins with workouts at Wofford
Greenville (SC) News

Panthers’ linebacker makes risky return to field
Greensboro News-Record

Beason holding out
   First-round draft choice Jon Beason, a linebacker out of Miami, already established a new record of sorts even though he's the lone Panther not at camp.

Spartanburg Herald-Journal

July 28, 2007

From the Winston Salem Journal
-In Memory of Skip

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It's a perfect way to remember Prosser
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INCLUSIVE- Prosser was always there for you

Deacs will play on ... eventually
   Wake Forest says it will mourn the loss of basketball coach Skip Prosser and pay tribute to him before deciding the next step for the program.
Greensboro News-Record

Deacons try to cope
   Members of the Wake family begin to express what the basketball coach meant to them.
Raleigh News & Observer

Hillside's Douglas commits to Terrapins
   Douglass visited College Park, Md., for the first time on Wednesday and chose the Terrapins over offers from NC State, Marshall, East Carolina...
Durham Herald Sun

WVU season tickets sales at 38,000
Charleston (WV) Gazette

WVU linebacker following in his father's footsteps
   J.T. Thomas is expected to start for the Mountaineers this season
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Clemson reports nine NCAA secondary violations
   Clemson University announced nine secondary violations Friday, including one which cost a head coach her job.
Anderson Independent

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Coaches tab USC for 4th

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Capital campaign tops $13 million

From the Spartanburg Herald Journal
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Panthers plan different approach to 2007 camp
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Rice signs four-year deal with Vikings

From the Charlotte Observer
-Panthers suspend lineman charged with assault

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Q and A with Jake Delhomme
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First-rounder Beason may hold out
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Panthers release defensive tackle Carstens
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Falcons star QB begins legal battle
  Vick pleads not guilty to dogfighting charges
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Nike suspends Michael Vick's contract; Reebok halts sale of No. 7 jersey

Tech washes its hands of Vick
Roanoke Times

Commish: Big Ten will consider adding 12th member
SI.com

July 27, 2007

From the Winston Salem Journal
-'One of the Good Guys-' ACC coaches are stunned, saddened by death of Prosser
   The people who came to know Skip Prosser in the last six years valued him as much for his friendship and company as they did for his ability to build a basketball team.
-SHOCKED- Prosser's ex-players take news hard

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Friend, Teacher, Coach- His heart-attack death hits university, city hard
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News of Prosser's death stirs memories of his life

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Wake coach was a man of the people

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'Massive heart attack' likely cause
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Fans recall Prosser's smiling demeanor, attitude
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College Notes- Susan Yow to coach at Belmont Abbey

Skip Prosser fondly remembered in ENC
New Bern Sun Journal

XU community in mourning
   The sudden death of Skip Prosser on Thursday was startling news to the college basketball world and especially to Xavier University.

Cincinnati Enquirer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Wake Forest's Prosser dies suddenly

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Skip Prosser's final hours
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Future still looks good for Deacons
   In what will be a somber setting, Wake Forest men's basketball players will resume offseason workouts when school starts next month.
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Pack tackle facing charges
   McCuller accused of driving while impaired, speeding.
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Vick opts for jury
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Panthers start with questions
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St. Aug's gets top billing

From the Charlotte Observer
-Gamecocks Odom mourns Wake's Prosser a day after dining together

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Panthers' offensive lineman arrested
   Jeremy Bridges was arrested Thursday afternoon, charged with assault by pointing a gun at a dancer in the parking lot of a gentleman's club.
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Top pick could miss start of Panthers camp
   Jon Beason, the 25th pick, and the Panthers remained far apart in contract negotiations Thursday night, according to league sources.
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J.C. Smith picked 3rd despite stellar season

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Mountaineers' Magro wants starting job
   WVU linebacker has recovered from knee injury and been cleared to play
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WVU's Dervil expects to make an impact

From the Columbia (SC) State
-SEC coaches 2nd to none
   The league’s roster of head men may be the best ever assembled

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Saban- Love him, love him not
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Gamecocks-Tigers rivalry in TV spotlight Saturday

National: COLLEGES- Boise State RB, cheerleader fiancée face death threats
Houston Chronicle

ESPN races back into NASCAR
Fayetteville Observer

July 26, 2007

Skip Prosser, Wake basketball coach, dies at 56
   Skip Prosser, the men's basketball coach at Wake Forest, collapsed in his office and died this afternoon at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Winston Salem Journal

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Wolfpack loses Hill to injury
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Evans intends to be Pack's No. 1 QB

Out-of-state alums ride with pride
Charlotte Observer

Beamer's Burden
CSTV.com

USC lives up to the hype
Anderson Independent

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Arkansas’ Nutt says he pondered quitting

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Spurrier raises the bar, ready or not

Virginia's Groh has some winning to do
The Sporting News

Rodriguez learns lesson from Pacman, Henry woes
Charleston (WV) Gazette

July 25, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Appalachian favored in SoCon football
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ACC likes revisions to rules shortening games

Beamer stands by fallen star
   Opener like no other...In the wake of the April 16 shootings, the Hokies' Sept. 1 home opener against East Carolina has become the most anticipated football game in Lane Stadium history.

Roanoke Times

Ten things to watch for in the ACC
Fayetteville Observer

O'Brien leaves BC behind to lead Wolfpack
Yahoo! Sports

From the Durham Herald Sun
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Ready to go, Joe
   Joe Dailey was dragging after practices back in the spring, his legs tired from running sprint after sprint on snap after snap.
-Swofford assures ACC ref's integrity

ACC asks Charlotte to bid for football title game
Greenville (SC) News

Tech reportedly losing Munson
   Virginia Tech released point guard Nigel Munson

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Big Expectations- Richardson says Appalachian State's coaches won't allow the players to become complacent
Winston Salem Journal

Cotton execs lobby for BCS slot
NewsOK.com

Sources- DEI's adding Martin
Charlotte Observer

July 24, 2007

ACC Notebook- Hokies draw top spot in media poll
   BC OR BUST FOR JAGODZINSKI
Macon Telegraph

Chins Up- Hokies sad, but ready to play
Winston Salem Journal

Hokies will rally around football
Charleston (SC) Post Courier

From the Hampton Roads (VA) Daily Press
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ACC looks to rebound this football season
   Last season marked the fourth in the last six that no ACC team made the final top 10. Moreover, it was the first year since 1991 that the conference wasn't represented among the top 15.
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Beamer bombarded with Vick questions

From the Durham Herald Sun
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O'Brien's glad Wolfpack faces Eagles early
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Davis- Kenan Stadium ready for renovations

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-O'Brien says Pack could surprise
-Plan to expand Kenan excites UNC-CH's Davis
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Whitley picks Hokies over Wolfpack

From the Charlotte Observer
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Thursday night lights in Chapel Hill?
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Michael Vick ordered to stay out of training camp

ACC football notebook- Wake coach takes prediction in stride
Greensboro News-Record

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Poll accuracy worries Tigers
   ACC voters predict Clemson to finish third with Bowden’s future in jeopardy
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Gamecocks celebrate centennial
   USC great flock to Columbia to help celebrate hoops milestone

From the Anderson (SC) Independent
-Bowden laughs off hot seat talk
-South Carolina's expectations may prove to be dangerous

Big East is well-grounded in football
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

South Florida dealing with football staff defections
   Remember the angst you felt as a West Virginia football fan last winter when it seemed like most of the Mountaineer coaching staff was jumping ship?

Charleston (WV)
Gazette

UVa faces a season with significance
Roanoke Times

July 23, 2007

From the Roanoke Times
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Hokies discuss shootings
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Cavaliers support their coach

Media Attention Follows the Hokies
Washington Post

At Virginia Tech, Hoping Football Helps Push Return to Normalcy
New York Times

Virginia Tech comes together around team after tragedy
USA Today

Hokies have much to play for
Rivals.com

From hokiesports.com
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Tech players meet the media at ACC Football Kickoff
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Hokie Football Outlook, Part II

From College Football News
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2007 CFN ACC Preview
-Preview 2007 - Boston College Preview
-Preview 2007 - NC State Wolfpack
-Preview 2007 - Duke Preview

WVU officials identify worker who fell to death at stadium
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Columbia (SC) State
-USC eyeing another big o-lineman
   His offers remain Mississippi State, East Carolina, Middle Tennessee, Coastal Carolina, Appalachian State and Presbyterian.
-Hokies ready for Saint-like season
   ACC champs still get no respect; Davis return home to tend to friend

From the Fayetteville Observer
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UNC-CH, N.C. State paying the price for success
-Sweeteners- Bonuses for other college coaches

Tar Heels' Dailey adjusting to role
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Blackman gives preview of Pack's offense ... sort of
-Notebook- Heels open up in locker room

ACC report- Davis sets bar high for Tar Heels
Greenville (SC) News

Season to Remember- But Deacs looking ahead
Winston Salem Journal

Wake Forest reassumes underdog role
Greensboro News-Record

Canadian Football League helps feed the pigskin fix
Anderson (SC) Independent

 

July 29, 2007

CSTV to Celebrate "Seven Days of C-USA"
   Programming Kicks Off Monday, July 30 Highlighted By Two-Hour Live Show

ConferenceUSA.com

MU notebook- Again, Herd faces formidable kicking
Charleston (WV) Gazette-Mail

Evaluating the defensive line
Orlando Sentinel

Depth on D-line will be key for Golden Eagles
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Storylines plentiful for Herd

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Memphis' visit to Marshall a marquee home game for Herd

Slimmer Doss prepared for a steady diet of carries
   When he stepped on the scales last summer -- several weeks before the start of the University of Memphis's preseason football camp -- Joe Doss figured someone was playing a well-worn practical joke.
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Hattiesburg American
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USM roots run deep for couple
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Thorntons give time and money

Fans flood Hurricane
   With a new coach, new assistants and a new offense coming to the University of Tulsa this fall, the school's Football 101 promotion never seemed more relevant.
Tulsa World

Hoops: Freshman expected to help Miners' inside game
El Paso Times

Former UAB coach returns home for new start at Tennessee Tech
Birmingham News

SMU To Construct $4 Million Golf Facility Complex To Be Built At Dallas Athletic Club
Idaho Statesman

July 28, 2007

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
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Knights notepad- UCF gets another $2 million pledge for stadium funding
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Huxtable to UCF

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-MU OPPONENT PROFILE- First-year coach doesn't equal change at Tulsa
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Morris, mates get one last chance to relax

Cooks provides unique skill set
   On a roster full of guards and skill-specific big men, Brandon Cooks is an anomaly.

Hattiesburg American

July 27, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
-C-USA Announces 2007 Football Television Schedule
   League-record 50 Games to Air on National and Regional Television

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2007 Tulane Football Preview
   Bob Toledo Era Begins in the Big Easy
-Reckling Park Resurfacing
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UAB Baseball Summer Report
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Daunte's World...Orlando's Biggest Attraction

Preview 2007 - Conference USA Unit Rankings
College Football News

BLOG: CSTV to air C-USA media day, look back at past sports year
Orlando Sentinel

Chester's Springs commits to UAB
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Herd's Slate prepared for bigger things
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Herd 42nd on ESPN list
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Familiar face in a different role
   The resignation of Fred Tate left the Southern Miss football team in a predicament. Training camp was starting in 16 days and the Golden Eagles were suddenly down an assistant coach.

Hattiesburg American

July 26, 2007

From the College Football News
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2007 CFN Conference USA Preview
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2007 CFN Conference USA Predictions and Team Views
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Preview 2007 - Conference USA Schedules & Picks
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Preview 2007 - Memphis Tigers
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Preview 2007 - UTEP Miners

From ConferenceUSA.com
-2007 Marshall Football Preview
   Marshall University has shown signs of improvement in each of the last two seasons under head coach Mark Snyder and 2007 offers the potential for further growth as the Thundering Herd welcomes back a solid corps of veterans from last season's 5-7 squad that won four of its last six games.

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Players Scheduled to Attend C-USA Football Media Blitz
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Tulsa's Thomas-Swinson Named to WBCA Board of Directors
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Rice's Dillard Set to appear on College Football LIVE
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Kevin Stephen Named Southern Miss Track and Field Head Coach

Not much changes in C-USA
Hattiesburg American

Herd season ticket sales nearing sellout
Huntington Herald Dispatch

U of M Notebook- West gets offseason golf fix
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Goines goes for UCF

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Next Up For The UCF Knights

Kolb 'pumped' about signing
   Former Cougar QB signs 4-year deal with Eagles

Houston Chronicle

USM’s Football Media Days to be carried live Monday
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Herd's McClellan is preseason Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Cozy confines for SMU golf
Dallas Morning News

Demps has name added to Thorpe watch list
El Paso Times

July 25, 2007

From the Jackson Clarion Ledger
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C-USA Announces 2007 Preseason Football Poll
   Houston and Southern Miss Selected to Rematch in C-USA Championship Game
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2007 Tulsa Football Preview
   Todd Graham Returns to Golden Hurricane as Head Coach

From the Jackson Clarion Ledger
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Eagles pegged to repeat as division winner
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Coaches pick Golden Eagles to win C-USA East Division

Bower shrugs off big bull's-eye on USM
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Hattiesburg American
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USM football predicted to win East Division
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Eagles get commitment

West upbeat about his Tigers
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
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McClellan, Legursky get preseason C-USA honors
-Herd baseball welcomes transfers
-Herd's Stanton decides to stay put

Marshall picked fourth in division by C-USA coaches
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Marshall picked fourth in C-USA poll
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Second no good for TU
Tulsa World

Southern Miss top choice to win C-USA
B
irmingham News

July 24, 2007

From the El Paso Times
-2 Miners suspended, 3 others put on probation after brawl
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Miners set to play Texas in 2008

Knights eliminate men's cross country
   UCF will discontinue its men's cross country program after the 2007 season, the UCF Athletics Association announced in a statement.

Orlando Sentinel

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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In C-USA, BCS bowl bid about scheduling
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In today's NCAA, an effective athletic director must be able to meet All Demands

From the ConferenceUSA.com
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2007 Southern Miss Football Preview
   East Champion Golden Eagles Aiming for C-USA Crown
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Two C-USA Players Named to Mackey Award Watch List

USM's Nelson named to John Mackey Award watch list
Hattiesburg American

TU coach gets warm greeting
Tulsa World

Cellar dwellers hoping to live the Boise State dream
espn.com

July 23, 2007

TU's Wojcik optimistic
   Tulsa basketball coach Doug Wojcik has spent much of July jetting across the country.

Tulsa World

Blogs from the Houston Chronicle
-UH: Vacation! Again!
-RICE: Trey Stanton- Unofficially official

Summer league surprise, Pruett’s future plans and WVU recruiting
   Pruett to coach in new league?

Charleston (WV)
Gazette