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August 12, 2007
UN International Youth Day
Vinyl Record Day
Anniversary - IBM Personal Computer
Anniversary - Sewing Machine
Birthday - Cecil B. De Mille's (filmmaker)

Young Pirates Turn In First Scrimmage
   Redshirt freshman Norman Whitley and true freshman Jonathan Williams keyed a hard-charging rushing attack while sophomore quarterbacks Rob Kass and Brett Clay turned in similar performances during East Carolina's first intra-squad scrimmage of preseason camp Saturday afternoon at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

ecupirates.com

Center, QB share rent
   If it's true that the guy who hikes the ball should have some sort of relationship with the guy it's being hiked to, sophomores Rob Kass and Stephen Heis are off to a flying start at East Carolina.

Greenville Daily Reflector

Tough decision made tougher
   Dustin Taliaferro, Roswell: The quarterback has offers from Southern Miss, Tulane and East Carolina. "I know there is a risk by not committing early, ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution

ECU Basketball- Is There Any Hope?
WRAL

ECU Alum: Wilson named AP chief for the Carolinas
   A graduate of East Carolina University, Wilson worked at the Goldsboro News-Argus during her high school years and at The Daily Reflector in Greenville, N.C., while attending ECU.

Raleigh News & Observer

August 11, 2007
National Garage Sale Day
Saint Clare of Assisi Feast Day
Birthday - Alex Haley (writer)

ECU Ready For First Scrimmage Of Camp
ecupirates.com

OPINION- Wins, losses the ultimate decision maker on staff's future
   How many times can East Carolina's men's basketball team start over?

Greenville Daily Reflector

Coach Mack faces must-win season with Pirates
   The overcast sky accompanied by the occasional thunder clap set the tone for what would be a rather cloudy press conference Thursday as East Carolina University Athletic Director Terry Holland introduced the Pirates new acting head basketball coach Mack McCarthy, who served as associated head coach last season.

Washington Daily News

Peering out of the basement
   East Carolina revamping program after Stokes

SI.com (AP)

Wake Forest, East Carolina take different paths in hiring coaches
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

(non)ACC Kickoff 2007- East Carolina
850 The Buzz

Steelers- Players to watch
Beaver County Times

In My Own Words - Chad Tracy Debuted Friday Night
CSTV.com

August 10, 2007
Isra Al Mi'Raj / Ascent of the Prophet Muhammad (Muslim)
Kool-Aid Days
National Duran Duran Appreciation Day
Anniversary - Smithsonian Institution
Birthday - President Herbert Hoover (31st President)

From Bonesville.net
-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
'Hot seat' changes occupants
BVL Audio: Terry Holland & Mac McCarthy Presser

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Continue Camp Under the Lights
-Holland Introduces McCarthy As Acting Head Basketball Coach

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates have their man
   Holland officially introduces new hoops coach

-Johnson expects to be ECU's featured back
   Chris Johnson has had something of a strobe-light effect on East Carolina football in his first three seasons - flashes of greatness, but mixed into a series of blackouts.

'A better basketball team'
   McCarthy succeeds Stokes and says this year's new talent will improve a struggling ECU
Raleigh News & Observer

Stokes cites reasons for change
Kinston Free Press

From the New Bern Sun-Journal
-McCarthy takes over Pirates' ship
   The clock is ticking on Mack McCarthy.
-Players see the good in change
   After Ricky Stokes stepped down as basketball coach at East Carolina on Tuesday, there was much confusion among the players.

East Carolina hopes coaching switch sparks program
Fayetteville Observer (AP)

College notes- Athletics director says ECU pulling together to improve basketball program
Greensboro News-Record

The Aundrae Allison story has some potential
   The Vikings' fifth-round draft pick from East Carolina has two passions: catching footballs and writing scripts for television and film.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Garrard hot as the weather
   Calm, ready to go
Jaguars.com

This time for Reale
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Reale wins State Am in playoff
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Reale-ing in the Amateur title
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

August 9, 2007

From Bonesville.net
-Myatt: View from the 'ville
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Troth on new mission second time around

WNCT: TOT (Kevin Monroe, Denny O'Brien, B. Ward)

Holtz Lauds Effort, Attitude In First Two-A-Day
ecupirates.com

Pirates' D will lean on healthy Bell
   One piece in East Carolina's returning linebacker trio for the 2007 season, Bell said he and his teammates began the Pirates' defensive comeback last year by mastering the simple mantra of never letting down the man next to you.

Greenville Daily Reflector

Jones, Reale tied at West Virginia Am
   Reale, who plays for East Carolina University, had a chance for the outright lead, but missed a short par putt on the par-3 18th to settle for a 1-under 69.

Huntington Herald Dispatch

Tuesday camp report
   The 6-foot-1, 233-pound Dougherty looks like a linebacker and used his powerful frame to average 42.7 yards per punt at East Carolina

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Gryphons reload for another run
   Rocky Mount High cornerback Jacobi Jenkins has an offer from East Carolina

Rocky Mount Telegram

Bowl game a huge boost to Kass
   When Rob Kass has wrapped up his playing career at East Carolina, he wants fans to remember him fondly

Washington Daily News (BROKEN LINK)

August 8, 2007

From Bonesville.net
WNCT: TOT (Nate Summers, Si Seymour & others)
-BVL: Assistance Requested from Bonesville Readers

Pirates Crisp In First Full-Pad Workout
ecupirates.com

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Stokes was worried about getting fired

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Stokes- Move based on performance
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TWC-MASN feud affects Triangle viewers

Wilson ready to tackle bigger numbers
   C.J. Wilson didn’t know exactly what to expect as a college football player.

Washington Daily News

The Search for Stability Continues
pirateradio1250.com

GIANTS TRAINING CAMP NOTEBOOK, AUGUST 7, 2007
  “I feel that I came a long way from last year to this year,” (Guy) Whimper said
sportsfeatures.com

August 7, 2007
National Night Out
Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day
National Underwear Day
Professional Speakers Day

From Bonesville.net
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Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Kass a natural in high-profile position

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O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 315
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National search mandatory for ECU

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BVL: Shakeup at the top in ECU hoops
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Ricky Stokes coverage)
WNCT: Talk of the Town (Dan Blue, Ray Craft)

From ecupirates.com
-ECU Basketball Head Coach Ricky Stokes Decides To Take New Position

   Current Associate Head Coach Mack McCarthy Named Acting Head Coach and Chris Ferguson Named Acting Associate Head Coach

-Pirates Ready For First Full-Pad Session

   A pair of defensive linemen, tackle Khalif Mitchell and end Scotty Robinson, did not participate in drills Monday after suffering separate knee injuries late Sunday ...

-Giants' Witter Hits Three Homers

McCarthy takes over at ECU
   Stokes reassigned to associate athletics director for basketball

Greenville Daily Reflector

Stokes is out as ECU coach
   Barely two weeks away from the start of a new school year, East Carolina athletics director Terry Holland announced Monday the Pirates would have a new men's basketball coach.
Raleigh News & Observer

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Stokes out as ECU hoops coach
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Ingram says he’ll probably come back
   Jeremy Ingram doesn’t want to see his basketball career come to an end just yet.

Heat is on for the Pirates
   Virginia Tech may be the first game on the schedule, but right now Skip Holtz has an even bigger opponent on his mind.

Washington Daily News

Rise of Best, ECU is similar
   In a lot of ways, the fortunes of East Carolina University football and former North Lenoir star Leon Best have grown together.

Kinston Free Press

Stokes out; McCarthy named ECU's coach
Memphis Commercial Appeal (AP)

Stokes reassigned at ECU
Richmond Times Dispatch

Mack McCarthy Will Serve As Acting Head Coach At East Carolina
The Chattanoogan

Brothers form a talented tandem
   Michael Bowman isn't at the University

Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

August 6, 2007
National Fresh Breath Day
Anniversary - Hiroshima Day
Anniversary - Voting Rights Act of 1965 Signed
Birthday - Lucille Ball (actress)
Birthday - Andy Warhol (artist)

O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 314
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Coffman thriving in leadership role

Bonesville.net

Pirates Enter Next Phase Of Camp
   Preseason Camp Notebook No. 3

ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Lee, Rogers took long road back to N.C.
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ECU Notes- New name gives nod to growth

From the Washington Daily News
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Holtz encouraged by depth
  Skip Holtz has never enjoyed this much depth on the East Carolina University football roster. He’s also never had the opening schedule quite like the one he’s facing now after three years at ECU.

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Kass tackles Media Day just fine
  Rob Kass probably spent Saturday night hearing the same questions over and over in his sleep.

Fatherhood has focused Hands
Wilmington Star News

Kass Gets His Shot at East Carolina
WRAL (AP)

ECU football puts on their shells
New Bern Sun Journal

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Experience Pays- Area schools turn to junior-college ranks for help
   Campbell and East Carolina each signed five players, High Point and UNC Wilmington each added four, and NC A&T added three.
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Chasing a Dream- Area man pursuing a career in pro golf
  Robin Smith, a former player at East Carolina, qualified for the US Amateur with rounds of 70-72 at Eagle Point in Wilmington.

Reale looks to bounce back
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Stingers thumped in farewell to Spartanburg
  Roller, a freshman at East Carolina, went 3-for-4 and put the Hi-Toms (36-15) ahead for good with an RBI single in the sixth.
Spartanburg Herald Journal

 

August 12, 2007

Worilds' big day headlines first Tech scrimmage
VT hokiesports.com

Taylor wows crowd
   Hokies freshman QB Tyrod Taylor impresses all at Saturday's scrimmage.

Roanoke Times

Beamer tries to kick-start new guys at Virginia Tech
The Virginian Pilot

Previewing the ACC- The First Two Weeks
   North Carolina at East Carolina: There's absolutely no good reason for me to pick the Tar Heels here. ECU was 2-0 against the ACC last season, including a in over a Virginia team UNC couldn't even score against. And if that's not bad enough, the Pirates haven't fared too poorly against Butch Davis, either.

Carolina March

Two-horse race to be Heels' QB
Raleigh News & Observer

Paulus making the tough adjustment to college game
Durham Herald-Sun

Ryan eager for the call
Boston Globe

Reports- Coples To Transfer
   Coples reports over 30 scholarships, including Clemson, Florida, Florida State, North Carolina, NC State, Ohio State, Tennessee, and East Carolina.

WRAL

From the Winston Salem Journal
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ASU's Hillary is looking comfortable at wide receiver
   But Aramis also has offers East Carolina, Middle Tennessee and Mississippi State, and Auburn and Tennessee are showing interest.

-Heels' starting QB is still undetermined

   Davis says that Yates, Sexton are two leading contenders to take first snap against JMU

-Deacons have experience, depth in the secondary
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Panthers' offense looks sharp
   Carolina opens its preseason with 24-21 win

From the Beckley (WV) Register-Herald
-Rodriguez unhappy with WVU's scrimmage

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White expects to be better QB
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WVU freshmen showcase speed

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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WVU scrimmage ‘uglier than normal’
-WVU notebook- Bruce to transfer; two switch sides
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WVU’s White preparing for the unexpected

From the Columbia (SC) State
-USC football- Turning the corner
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   Coaches have to weigh risk of playing true freshman against the potential future rewards

-Fans show excitement for Garcia

UNCP coach makes sure his family is No. 1
Fayetteville Observer

August 11, 2007

No more question marks at quarterback for Virginia Tech
The Virginian Pilot

All's well at Tech for Pickle
   The former Salem High star, now a junior at Tech, has no complaints about his decision to walk on for the Hokies.

Roanoke Times

Planting the seeds of success?
   Butch Davis is known for his football knowledge, but he was in the mood Friday to talk about agriculture.

Durham Herald-Sun

From the Charlotte Observer
-Davis nearer to naming quarterback
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Flexibility key to speed, less injuries for Wolfpack

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Browning is Heels' mainstay coach
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2007 football preview: N.C. State

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-WVU coach likes his offensive weapons
-Music helps WVU simulate crowd noise in practice

Sorensen supports Spurrier
   USC president says he would like to see admissions process streamlined

Columbia (SC) State

Tiger football has 35 'special admits' last three years
Greenville (SC) News

Clemson football- Tigers’ line trying to find consistency after heavy graduation losses
Anderson Independent

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Panthers play Giants tonight

   Both teams are under pressure to perform better than they did last season
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UNC-CH's Goddard glad to be back
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Deacs' defensive line experienced
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Calling His Play- The great needs of the people of Sudan chart new path for ASU football player
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College-Football Notebook- Jagodzinski wants Eagles to fly higher

August 10, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-O'Brien's approach- Keep it simple, state

-Lucas plans on staying healthy
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Redskins will focus more on exhibitions

Fraud charges against Hokies receiver Hyman dismissed
The Virginian-Pilot

Tech's Dunlevy a leg up on competition
Lynchburg News and Advance

Sellout crowd welcomes Beckham
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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NCCU swelters in preparation for Division-I debut
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Time spent together is paying off for Devils

Rain continues to dampen Mountaineer practices
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

WVU notebook- Mono outbreak not yet an epidemic at camp
   One of his players is just getting over mononucleosis and another was just diagnosed. But Rich Rodriguez doesn’t seem worried about an epidemic, at least not yet.

Charleston (WV) Gazette

Fans to see some new twists in WVU’s defense
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

USC"s Garcia trying to regain trust
   Freshman QB had tumultuous off-season

Greenville (SC) News

Group to look at admissions process
Columbia (SC) State

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Same Cloth- Gaudio says Prosser gave him a lot of coaching responsibility, and that he was comfortable with it
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Whitaker may play at receiver
   Linebacker Quentin Cotton of East Carolina, who played at Glenn and High Point Andrews, suffered a shoulder injury in practice Tuesday

-Deacons cautious with Swank

   Valuable place-kicker, punter is recovering on schedule from sports hernia

-NFL Notebook- Fox pleased as Panthers sweat through practice
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Sports Briefs- NCAA takes no action on text-messaging ban

August 9, 2007

The Right Choice- Gaudio has the qualities that Wake Forest needs to keep its basketball program moving forward
Winston Salem Journal

From the Greensboro News-Record
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Wellman picks Prosser’s longtime assistant
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Right-hand man is right man for the job

A picture is worth a 1,000 words
   There is a priceless, and precious, photograph on page 74 of Wake Forest’s 2006-07 basketball media guide. It’s at the top of the right hand corner, in black and white, and when most of us in the media first glanced at it — oh, probably back at ACC Operation Basketball last October — who could have ever believed how important one picture could be?

Durham Herald-Sun

From the Richmond Times Dispatch
-Learned behavior for freshman

   How quickly he can grasp the plays key for DeChristopher
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Role playing at Va. Tech
   Hokies QB Whitaker catching on

One day at a time1 day at a time1 day at a time
   For Tech QB Ike Whitaker, alcoholism is a battle he fights daily -- and doesn't always win.

Roanoke Times

Whitaker battles on, knowing missteps come with progress
The Virginian Pilot

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Wolfpack inconsistent in scrimmage

   Maybe it was the Death Valley-like heat. Maybe it was because N.C. State already had practiced Wednesday morning.

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Spirited yow looks to future

WVU trio recovered and ready for season
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Bad day at the office for WVU, Rodriguez
   Lightning forces WVU indoors again

Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Panthers drink to beat the heat
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USC ditches pads
   Because of the high heat and humidity, the squad left the pads in the locker room and practiced in helmets and shorts.

From the Greenville (SC) News
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Mitchell's rollercoaster ride on rise again
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Heat no sweat for Tigers

Tearful goodbye for Panther Mike Minter
Charlotte Observer

August 8, 2007

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-All-weather Tar Heels- Davis wants UNC-CH to acclimate to different conditions

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Alleva gets extension to lead Duke athletics
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Busy mornings lead to quiet afternoons for Duke
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Duke will face Princeton in Maui opener

Sources- Gaudio is the pick
   Dino Gaudio, one of two associate head coaches to Skip Prosser at Wake Forest the past six seasons, is expected to be named successor to the late Demon Deacon basketball coach this morning, sources close to the program said.

Greensboro News-Record

Gaudio likely to succeed Prosser
Winston Salem Journal

Spurrier renews old fight
   At its heart, issue depends on what standards public institutions should use

Columbia (SC) State

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Academic exceptions accepted as part of college football

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USC football heavy with special admits

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Beck banking on arm

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Tar Heels' Barth diversifies
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Heels take advantage of weather

Welsh ready to go
   Teammates' injuries have given offensive lineman Matt Welsh a chance to live up to his billing.

Roanoke Times

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Puskar Stadium needs an atmosphere adjustment

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WVU sophomore emerging from the shadows
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White taking precautions to protect his throwing arm

Mountaineers’ Rodriguez in jovial mood after fourth practice
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

Teammates say fond goodbyes as Minter retires
Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal

Clemson’s Buchholz trying to pull off two-sport status
Anderson (SC) Independent

OU schedules home-and-home with Cincinnati
Houston Chronicle

August 7, 2007

Admissions process takes spotlight after Spurrier's threat
   Bowman's mother says that Michael is now at East Carolina University and is hoping to continue his football career with the Pirates.

WIS

USC plans no changes to admission standards
Charleston (SC) Post Courier

Debate rolls on at USC
Greenville
(SC) News

Lineman looking to atone
Roanoke Times

Football more than a game for this year's Hokies
Staunton News Leader

A Good Time to be at Liberty
   "He is a high-energy guy who had a tremendous career at East Carolina and is one of the top young up-and-coming coaches in the nation.

LibertyFlames.com

From the Winston Salem Journal
-WFU will consider promoting assistant to Prosser's position
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Whatever it Takes
   WFU's Rinfrette moves to defense to help the team

WVU gets upgrade at linebacker in Thomas
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Mountaineers' Bawinkel decides to transfer

   What had long been expected is now official. West Virginia University's men's basketball roster has suffered its first casualty under new Coach Bob Huggins

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High priority- O-line

Rodriguez hints at improved passing
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Wake eager to show it can buck tradition

   Sustained success rare in football.
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A familiar hand for Devils

From the Charlotte Observer
-Sources- Minter to retire

-Beason practices;Melton out for season
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Appalachian State hot, relatively speaking
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Bobcats want McInnis back as reserve at point

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Blue Devils open practice without leading tackler
   Duke football players scrambled out of bed early Monday to kick off practice officially around sunrise, and they managed to do so with a sunny disposition despite the early start and the absence of a team leader.
-It's been a while for Duke
-WFU begins tough task of defending first ACC title since 1970

Four USF recruits wait to be admitted
St. Petersburg Times

August 6, 2007

From the Roanoke Times
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Tech starting tackle Wang breaks leg
   Right offensive tackle Ed Wang will miss six to 10 weeks after fracturing his right fibula in practice.

-Ellis plans on big year

Projected starter breaks ankle
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Spurrier upset with admissions process
   Michael Bowman isn't at the University of South Carolina for his freshman year.

Charleston (SC) Post Courier

Spurrier blasts admission process
  Cornerbacks who once started now relegated to third team

Columbia (SC) State

Why is West Virginia ranked 24th? Is the SEC really the best conference?
College Football News

Defensive changes in store?
Charleston (WV) Gazette

White- WVU to play even faster
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Finding linebackers Grobe's top priority

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Duke star suspended indefintely
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Restocking- WCU, UNCG each bringing in large classes
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Big Fella- Mountaineers' frontcourt to get boost from Butts
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Beason ends long holdout, will join Panthers today

From the Charlotte Observer
-Pack patrol- Tailgate nicely

   Pregame courtesy crew to reinforce good behavior

-First look at Boston College
-Beason to begin practice today
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49ers against the world
   Charlotte will play as Team USA at World University Games

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Devils, Deacs don't look back
   The Wake Forest and Duke football teams open practice today for the college football season. Starting this morning, no one cares about Wake Forest's memorable run to the 2006 ACC championship or Duke's journey to a winless season.
-Duke suspends football player
   Duke middle linebacker Michael Tauiliili was arrested Saturday on a litany of charges, including driving while impaired, failing to stop after an accident, assault by pointing a gun, carrying a concealed weapon and simple assault.
-For Wolfpack, respect to start at tailgate
   This fall, N.C. State University will send a crew of red-vested volunteers through Wolfpack football tailgate parties promoting courtesy and sportsmanship.

 

August 12, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Pahulu, Defense Pace The Cougars First Scrimmage
-Herd Baseball Inks California Product Brock Neil
-Southern Miss Football Goes Through Second Two-A-Days Practice on Saturday
-2007 Tulane Football Officially Opens With First Practice, Media Day
-Blazers Hold First Preseason Scrimmage
-UCF Football Fall Camp Report- Day 10

QB job still up for grabs
   Coach Neil Callaway didn't tip his hand on who's going to be his starting quarterback after UAB's first fall scrimmage.

Birmingham News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Rising temperatures not only reason West steamed
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Season sellout seems within reach
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Tiger football notebook

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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Talent surplus didn't scare off freshman Floyd
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Notebook- D-line future looks bright
   With all four starters returning from 2006, Southern Miss' defensive line is expected to be one of the unit's strong suits this year.

Fans flock to Eagles
Hattiesburg American

State's teams struggle with heat in practice
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Coaches are searching for balance in bid to prove naysayers wrong
-Team goes through game situations

Marshall freshmen make impression at scrimmage
   As expected, some young players made an impact Saturday at Marshall’s first officiated scrimmage.

Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
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True freshman Darius Marshall making an early impression
-MU notebook- Offense in control during scrimmage
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VanHoose climbs another step in coaching ladder

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Center of attention

   With McClellan out, Legursky carrying heavy load for Marshall
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Herd kicker’s refinements paying off
   Silently but surely, Marshall kicker Anthony Binswanger has gotten back to banging footballs off the north-end scoreboard at Joan C. Edwards Stadium, whether from 25 or 40 yards out.
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Marshall shines in Marshall scrimmage
   After Marshall completed its spring practice, coach Mark Snyder was uncertain about the personality of his offense, and figured it would take the first few weeks of August for it to take shape.

From the El Paso Times
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Leader returns- UTEP linebacker happy to be back
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Miners conduct spirited, well-played scrimmage

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-TU's Toledo warms to task, still gets kick out of coaching

   He's a 61-year-old coach with a new football family who doesn't mind introducing himself as "this ol' man."
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TU needs work
   Bob Toledo emphasized hydration as he led his first fall practice as Tulane's head coach.

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Wave last with first practice

   Tulane became the last Division I-A team in the country to begin preseason drills Saturday.

From the Tulsa World
-Young RBs could contribute

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TU Football Practice Report

August 11, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Bright House Networks Stadium Scenic Photo Gallery
-Cougars Fine Tune In Preparation For First Scrimmage
-Photo Gallery- Owls First Full Pad Practice
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Getting to Know Your Golden Eagles
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Football Veterans Report As Green Wave Prepare To Hit Field
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Blazers Go Through First Two-A-Day Practice Friday
-Herd Baseball Inks California Product Brock Neil

Marshall loses McClellan for year
   Star defensive end will have knee surgery

Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
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Herd's McClellan out for year
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MU NOTEBOOK- Herd shifts focus to replacing McClellan

MU loses McClellan for season
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

A healthy Lykes could help Blazers
   Not much went right for linebacker Stanley Lykes in his first season at UAB.

Birmingham News

USM Football- Wilson's waiver looms large for O-line
   Southern Miss offensive guard Calvin Wilson knew football practice would be in the cards this fall.

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Addition of Wilson should benefit line
Hattiesburg American

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Special teams ready to hammer
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Marshall suffers huge loss on defense

Tiger Football Notebook- Numbers on the rise for Tiger boosters
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the El Paso Times
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UTEP transfer linebacker thrust into starting role
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First day in pads exciting for UTEP

From the Tulsa World
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Anthony Germany- Safety ready for patrol duty
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TU Football Practice Report

Mustangs emphasize finishing off drives
Dallas Morning News

Losman recalls playing in Dome
New Orleans Times Picayune

August 10, 2007

Conference USA - Football
USA Today

Conference USA Preview
   Don't Miss out on this Southern program

CBS Sports
line

COLLEGE FOOTBALL '07: Southern Miss, Houston favored to meet again in C-USA championship
YAHOO! Sports (AP)

From ConferenceUSA.com
-2007-08 C-USA Basketball Prospectuses Available
-CSTV to Telecast Three Conference USA Fall Championships Live
   More Than A Dozen Soccer and Volleyball Matches To Be Featured

-Heat, Humidity No Deterrent For Cougars' Quest
-Golden Eagles Go Through First Two-A-Day Workouts
-Wave Football Welcomes 25 Freshmen On Eve Of Fall Practice
-UAB Fall Sports to be Featured in CSTV Broadcasts

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Snyder to address McClellan injury today
   Marshall coach Mark Snyder will address this morning the injury status of Albert McClellan, a Conference USA defensive player of the year in 2006.

-True freshman Curry adds spice to Marshall’s defensive line

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-MU NOTEBOOK- Injuries not affecting Snyder's outlook

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Passmore passing early Herd tests

With McClellan as teacher, Marshall's Jacobs ready to step up
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

Some Marshall freshmen will get on the field this season
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Former Bulldog Wilson gets OK to play this fall
  Southern Miss offensive lineman Calvin Wilson will be able to play for the Golden Eagles this season, after the NCAA granted a waiver of eligibility.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Defense excels in Golden Eagles' workout
Hattiesburg American

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Callaway focus on discipline
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Transfers bolstering Memphis secondary

Moturi shows promise at wide receiver for Miners
El Paso Times

From the Tulsa World
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College football, first Hurricane scrimmage- TU's test run
-TU adds Ballard to men's hoops staff
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Tulsa scrimmage report

Junior return man looking to rebound
Dallas Morning News

Wave's Guidroz returns with bowl on mind
New Orleans Times Picayune

Have-nots make headway against BCS haves
espn.com

August 9, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Two C-USA Players Named to Manning Award Watch List
-The University of Houston Football Team Takes Study Break From Practice Field
-Southern Miss Holds Fall Instructional Baseball League
-Grueling Heat Continues to Test UAB Football Team in Fall Camp
-UCF Football Fall Camp Report- Day Seven

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Notebook- Injuries, attrition taking a toll on Herd workouts
   After two days of full-padded practices, injuries and attrition have hit the Marshall camp fairly hard.

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Frosh zips into Herd tailback scenario
   Marshall’s 96-yard TD in scrimmage opens some eyes

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Slate, Shope lead Herd's talented tight end corps

-MU NOTEBOOK- Backfield race still wide open

Marshall receiver Lauzon ready to return from injury
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Abanikanda fond of Eagle mix on defense
-USM depending on Willingham to step it up at corner

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Healthy additions boost Tigers

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Tigers to take on MTSU
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U of M Notebook- West says defense looks good during Day 2 of fall practice

Special teams may attract newcomers
Orlando Sentinel

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Junior transfer shows off strong leg
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Miner football- Mike Price takes over special teams

Tulane freshmen report with high hopes
New Orleans Times Picayune

Tulsa practice report
Tulsa World

Music not a distraction for SMU's Berry
Dallas Morning News

August 8, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Cougars Wrap up First Week of Practice in Full Pads
-Tigers Open Camp With Early Morning Workout
-The 2007 Thundering Herd Arrives on Campus
-Mustangs Continue Fall Prep
-Blazers Don Pads For First Time In 2007
-UCF Football Fall Camp Report- Day Six

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Marshall freshman wants to pattern his game after Southern Mississippi star
-Herd's Legursky and McClellan go down with injuries

Herd seeking replacment for Bradshaw
Huntington Herald Dispatch

From the Hattiesburg American
-Golden Eagles work out in shoulder pads

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Only the strong will survive
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Saint Louis hires Burch

WR Magee has Young's endorsement
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the El Paso Times
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Experienced ball-carrier looks to bounce back in '07
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New rule makes Miners work on kickoff coverage

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Miners start with QB tandem
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West takes personal approach to practice
-Tiger Notebook- Two U of M freshmen fail to report

Big 3 colleges have tough schedules on tap
Kosciusko Star Herald

SMU tight end could be a popular target
Dallas Morning News

'Horse' gaining ground
Tulsa World

August 7, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Gift From FedEx Will Redesign Tiger Baseball Stadium
   The upgraded facility will replace Nat Buring Stadium, which first opened in 1971.

-Cougar Baseball Adds Three More Signees
-Tigers Reported to Campus Monday
-Day Three of Football Practice is in the Books for Golden Eagles
-Tulsa Football Getting Accustomed to New Home
-UAB Takes The Field For Second Preseason Practice
-Miners Take First Step of Marathon Journey
-UCF Football Fall Camp Report- Day Five

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Breaking news- Herd defensive lineman quits team
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Herd likes Janac’s upside

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-MU Notebook- Injuries put a scare into Herd

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True freshmen can make quick impact for Herd
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True freshmen talent

From the Dallas Morning News
-SMU practice opens with battle at middle linebacker

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Veteran offense leads SMU into first practice
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SMU QB expects better things

From the Hattiesburg American
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USM assistant coach heads to Kansas State
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Work going on at stadium

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-USM Football- QB battle for 2008 taking place beyond view
   Preseason Camp Notebook No. 3
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Golden Eagles work out amid buzz of activity

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice hopes hinge on keeping Clement healthy

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Owls have reason for feeling good entering season

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Spirited Tigers ready for practice
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Confident little back leading Golden Eagles

'Lethargic' team first time in pads
Orlando Sentinel

TU Football Practice Report
Tulsa World

Miners get to work- QB duo finds comfort level
El Paso Times

August 6, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Tiger Football Reports to Camp on Monday
-Owls Honored for Off-season work
-Mustangs Set To Open Fall Practice
-First Portion of Video Board Installation Completed at M.M. Roberts Stadium on Sunday
-Tulsa's Graham Pleased With Progress of the Hurricane
-UAB Football Team Holds First Practice
-UCF Football Fall Camp Report- Day Four
-UTEP Announces Additions to 2007 Football Roster

Five keys to making the Tigers roar
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Herd likes Janac’s upside and needs him right away
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
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True freshmen backs vying for playing time
-MU NOTEBOOK- New-found depth a major plus for Herd
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MU linebackers ready

Herd freshmen under microscope
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

Rice hopes hinge on keeping Clement healthy
Houston Chronicle

Veteran offense leads SMU into first practice
Dallas Morning News

TU practice report
Tulsa World