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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

August 19, 2007
National Aviation Day
Birthday - President William Jefferson Clinton (42nd President)
Birthday - Gene Roddenberry (creator - Star Trek)
Birthday - Orville Wright (aviation pioneer)

BVL Audio: Skip Holtz 2nd Scrimmage Presser
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
-Short-Staffed Defense Sturdy In Scrimmage
   Despite missing five members of its preseason depth chart, including three projected starters, East Carolina's defensive unit allowed only one touchdown and forced three turnovers to highlight the Pirates' second intra-squad scrimmage of preseason camp Saturday afternoon at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

  -Scrimmage Photo Gallery
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Meet The Pirates Photo Gallery

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Braced for impact
   ECU's Harris hoping he'll find success at H-receiver

-Defense shines at scrimmage
-Out of the nest
   4,000 freshman make campus home

The clock is ticking
   Time is precious for East Carolina.

New Bern Sun Journal

Pirates scrimmage in preparation for Hokies
Kinston Free Press

Banged-up defense still rules for ECU
Raleigh News & Observer (AP)

August 18, 2007
Bad Poetry Day
National Homeless Animals Day and Candlelight Vigils
Anniversary - Birth Control Pills
Anniversary - Mail-Order Catalogs

WNCT: TOT (Denny O'Brien, Charles Chandler)
Bonesville.net

From the Desk of Chancellor Steve Ballard: THE QUALITY OF A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY
ecu.edu

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Continue Prep For Second Scrimmage
-ECU Baseball To Hold Walk-On Tryouts
-Norris Named to Conference USA Preseason Soccer Team

From the Charlotte Observer
-ECU likes QB's arm, genes
   Rob Kass' father and grandfather were college quarterbacks

-Bottom line
   Rob Kass' father and gran

Cavalcade of Whimsy
   It’s OK to cheer for anyone you want no matter what. Just because you want East Carolina to win on September 1st, that doesn’t mean you’re being disrespectful.

College Football News

WGHB: Live@5 (Skip Holtz, Phil Steele)
Pirateradio1250.com (08.15.07)

Notebook- Vikings Audible QB Plan
   Rookie Aundrae Allison did kick returns early in the game for the Vikings. He averaged 20 yards on three returns

vikings.com

August 17, 2007
National Men's Grooming Day
Sandcastle Day

Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
Tight end position takes on new meaning

Bonesville.net

Pirates Continue Prep For Second Scrimmage
   East Carolina continued preparations for its second intra-squad scrimmage of preseason camp with a two-hour practice in shells Thursday night

ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates hit hard by concussions during the preseason
   One of the biggest concerns for Skip Holtz these days is limiting the thud and increasing the whiz.

-ECU welcomes largest student body
   University officials expect to enroll more than 25,100 students this fall

-ECU drops in U.S. News rankings
   Rankings are interesting, but they don't necessarily measure a university's value

-ECU adds text alerts
   System will warn of emergencies

Pirates defense banged up but gaining confidence
   With East Carolina breaking in a new quarterback, the Pirates will have to rely on their defense to carry some of the load, especially early.

New Bern Sun Journal

August 16, 2007
30th Anniversary - Elvis Presley's Death
Birthday - Madonna (Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone Richie)

From Bonesville.net
-Myatt: View from the 'ville
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Kass approaches season with poise

WNCT: TOT (General Greg Newbold)

Team-On-Team Work Keys ECU Practice
ecupirates.com

Pirates have solid starting 5 at WR
   Donnie Kirkpatrick likes basketball, and it becomes obvious when he starts talking football.

Greenville Daily Reflector

Starting to gel
   East Carolina’s offense is not underestimating the challenge that lies a mere 16 days ahead in the form of one of the toughest defenses in college football — Virginia Tech.

New Bern Sun Journal

Improving Pirates to depend on defense
   ECU faces brutal early schedule, expected to finish 2nd in East

Memphis Commercial Appeal

U.Va., Richmond to play four games
   The Cavaliers also will play Southern California and East Carolina next season

Hampton Roads (VA) Daily Press

Football- ECU Tickets Gone
   West Virginia University Ticket Manager Debby Travinski has announced that the East Carolina game on Sept. 22 at Milan Puskar Stadium has been sold out.

West Virginia University Mountaineers

BLOG: ECU's move only first step
Charlotte Observer (08.07.07)

Interviews begin in search for Cowboy assistant coach
newsok.com

August 15, 2007
Assumption of the Virgin Mary/Feast of the Assumption (Catholic)
Best Friend's Day
National Relaxation Day
World Day of Reiki
Anniversary - Panama Canal
Anniversary - Woodstock
Birthday - Napoleon Bonaparte (French Emperor)

WNCT: TOT (guest Skip Holtz)
Bonesville.net

Day in the sun
   Kicker ready for starting role

Greenville Daily Reflector

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Tackle Heat In 13th Practice
   After a late-night session in full pads Monday, East Carolina Head Coach Skip Holtz and staff lessened the gear but emphasized a heavy dose of team work during a two-hour, shells-only practice on Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice Complex Tuesday afternoon.

-Women's Soccer Begins Preseason Practice
   The Pirates enter this season ranked 14th in the south region in the Soccer Buzz Preseason 2007 Polls.

Pirates have a ‘bad’ day of practice
   ECU’s football team has bad days just like every other team, only they’re not afraid to admit when they do.

New Bern Sun Journal

Preps: Northeast Guilford hopes Michael Via will be the key to a big season
   Justin Venable, Southeast Guilford: The 6-01/2, 178-pound safety has committed to East Carolina. He has 4.5 speed and great instincts.

Greensboro News-Record

Hokie Respect e-mail
WDBJ7.com

Preps: Patriots get the benefit of generations of football
Wilmington Star News

August 14, 2007
V.J. Day

Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Young backs jockey for travel squad

Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Return To Work After Scrimmage
   After conducting their first scrimmage of the season Saturday and following with an off-day Sunday, East Carolina Head Football Coach Skip Holtz and the Pirates returned to work Monday with a pair of workouts on Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice Complex.

-Date Set For 2007 Pirate Cup
  The 2007 Pirate Cup will be held Friday, October 26 as a part of Homecoming Weekend at the Ironwood Country Club announced East Carolina University athletic officials Monday. All proceeds from the event will benefit the men and women's golf programs at ECU.

Fatherhood gives Hands, Robinson perspective
   They're not old men yet, but a couple of Marcuses on East Carolina's defensive line are looking at life and football a good deal differently as both are poised to return as starters on an experienced front seven this season.

Greenville Daily Reflector

2007 East Carolina Volleyball Preview
   Q & A with head coach Chris Rushing

ConferenceUSA.com

Jon Ryan Is Winning The Punting Battle
   Ryan Dougherty from East Carolina didn't look too bad in the first preseason game

Acme Packing Company

North Gwinnett scrimmage opponent in the news for murder
   Norcross safety Tyler Maloof (6-1, 180) The coach’s son is an exceptional athlete and a dynamic punt returner. Offers from Vanderbilt and East Carolina could be forthcoming.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

August 13, 2007

Pirates hold first scrimmage of season
   For a couple hours tonight, East Carolina’s football players will be able to get their minds off the gridiron.

Washington Daily News

GM- Melvin key factor in success
   Tyrell Worthington, a fifth-round pick who got fourth-round money ($220,000) to turn down a football scholarship to East Carolina ... Infielder Chad Tracy received a cortisone shot in his right knee Friday

Arizona Republic

Three offers for state champion quarterback
   Dustin Taliaferro, the quarterback at defending Class AAAAA co-champion Roswell, holds offers from Southern Miss, East Carolina and Tulane.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

A MIXED START
   David Garrard completed 12 of 16 for 153 yards; Miami wins game with second-half rally

Atlanta Journal Constitution

 

August 19, 2007

Hokies' scrimmage includes good, bad
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Big plays on all sides highlight second scrimmage
VT hokiesports.com

AP ranks Hokies at No. 9
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Glennon airs it out in rehearsal
   Tech QB Sean Glennon hits Josh Morgan on a 65-yard touchdown strike on the first play.

Roanoke Times

Trying Times for Va. Tech Kicker Dunlevy
   Because classes start Monday at Virginia Tech, the Hokies will not practice again until Tuesday. At that point, they will begin preparing for East Carolina

Washington Post

From the Durham Herald Sun
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O'Brien not pleased with Pack's recent scrimmage
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Evans expects to be Pack's QB
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Duke starters look ready; depth still an issue

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pressley embraces challenge

   Talented Pack senior latest to anchor line..."I remember how we felt after the Virginia loss, the Maryland loss, the Carolina loss, the East Carolina loss,"

-O'Brien says Pack playing flat
-Goddard ready to help UNC-CH take bite out of new season
-Yates' efficiency pleases Davis

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Smith eager to bounce back this season
-Hill confused that his knee required ligament surgery
   State's tight end expected to be able to play in 2008

Loss of Campbell worse than loss on scoreboard for Redskins
The Virginian Pilot

USC's 'D' controls scrimmage
Fayetteville Observer

Abrams-Ward is Observer's top prospect in N.C.
Fayetteville Observer

UVA FOOTBALL- Highly touted DT picks Virginia
   Ruff, who will likely be slotted at nose tackle in Virginia's 3-4 defense, picked the Cavaliers over East Carolina and Virginia Tech.

Charlottesville Daily Progress

Rodriguez calls scrimmage ‘OK’
Beckley Register Herald

August 18, 2007

Va. Tech, Beamer reserve judgment of Vick
Baltimore Sun

Hokies make most of day off from practice
Roanoke Times

Tech Football Scrimmage Open to Public
hokiesports.com

Boston College Expects to Score and Soar
   Steve Logan designed his gravestone for a reporter in a recent interview. It included a picture of a tennis racket, a bottle of wine and a guitar. He then wrote the words, “He scored 61 and lost.”

New York Times

Scrimmage gives Gamecocks chance to move up the chart
Greenville (SC) News

McElrathbey out for season with knee injury
   Running back Ray Ray McElrathbey of Clemson, who made headlines after taking custody of his 12-year-old brother last year, suffered a season-ending knee injury.

Winston Salem Journal

WVU will prepare as if opener is next week
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Scrimmage day for WVU
-WVU hopes to go deeper
-WVU notebook- New players’ entrance plan kept under wraps

Offense fizzles, Panthers lose
Charlotte Observer

August 17, 2007

Tech searches for fifth starter on the offensive line
   Barring injury, Duane Brown and Sergio Render will line up at left tackle and right guard, respectively, when Virginia Tech's football team hosts East Carolina in the season-opener Sept. 1. There's no certainty about the rest of the offensive line, though.

Lynchburg News and Advance

Tech's Pickle earns grant
Roanoke Times

From the Charlotte Observer
-Virginia Tech | Season Preview
-Yates goes from redshirt to starter
   He gave the sport up in his junior year in high school but returned

-Wake's title run bittersweet for duo
-Ailing Peppers misses Panthers' workout

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Logan getting real in Boston
    Steve Logan gets lost occasionally and lots of folks don't understand much of what he says, but life in Boston hasn't dulled his sense of humor.

-Davis tabs Yates as QB, for now
    Redshirt freshman T.J. Yates will be the fourth straight new starter in openers for the Tar Heels. But coach Butch Davis says that the competition for playing time is far from over.

-Duke's Tauiliili OK'd to play

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Yates named UNC-CH's starting QB
   Butch Davis committed to a starting quarterback Thursday afternoon. But all North Carolina's football coach promised T.J. Yates was the opportunity to start UNC's opener against James Madison on Sept. 1.

-Wolfpack knows penalties must stop
   Years of frustration frothed to the surface even before the yellow flags hit the field. When N.C. State's Tank Tyler and John Amanchukwu took dead-ball, personal-foul penalties in the Wolfpack's season-ending loss to East Carolina last November, the Carter-Finley Stadium crowd responded with a cascade of boos that spoke to the dissatisfaction surrounding the program.

-UNC-CH baseball effected by draft rules
   It's sort of like waiting for Christmas -- with one major exception. There's a good chance that some of the presents you shopped for won't end up under the tree.

-Tauiliili reinstated to Duke football
   Tauiliili will sit out Duke's season opener against Connecticut and could face further punishment pending the outcome of his day in court.

-MacKenzie's 64 Gives Him Wyndham Lead
   Out to prove he belongs, Greenville native takes first-round lead at Wyndham Championship

Navy mulls potential conference move
Examiner.com (08.15.07)

MacKenzie takes road less traveled by PGA golfers
Greensboro News-Record

From the Winston Salem Journal
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A Steed In Need- WFU assistant is seeking depth on offensive line
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UNHERALDED- Tour isn't for just celebrities

From Greenville (SC) News
-Heat takes toll on Tigers
-USC's Brinkley sits with injured ankle
-No ordinary fan
   Debilitating bone disorder doesn’t temper Tyler Stroud’s Gamecock pride

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Wide receivers- Catching on
   For South Carolina’s five freshman receivers, picking up the Gamecocks’ passing game can be as easy as A-B-C. Or as tricky as X-Y-Z — and a few other letters, as well.
-Judge drops Richardson’s drug charge

USC, Clemson suffer big losses at hands of draft
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Lewis cleared to play, two others ineligible at West Virginia
Beckley (WV) Register Herald

Reclusive Redskin Sean Taylor speaks up
The Virginian Pilot

August 16, 2007

Boosters sue USC, Gamecock Club
   Lawsuit filed over policy change that requires payment for parking

Greenville (SC) News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-UNC-CH, N.C. State seek quarterbacks

   North Carolina football coach Butch Davis said he plans to name a starting quarterback today, while N.C. State coach Tom O'Brien is overseeing a QB competition.
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State to pay for athletes' grants
   A provision tucked in the budget has taxpayers funding 20 scholarships at public and private historically black colleges

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Brackman, Yankees agree to contract
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Williams' vertigo lingers
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Stars opt to skip Greensboro
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No deal- Junior can't take No. 8
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As anglers age, fishing tries to lure kids
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Time to plan- N.C. hunting seasons for 2007-08

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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UNC-CH to name starting QB today
-QB always an issue for Duke

From the Charlotte Observer
-VT BY THE NUMBERS
-UNC-CH's QB decision coming Thursday
-Virginia Football Preview

Slowing down not in game plan for Tirico
Detroit News

Hokie football players are moving on
Business Gazette

Hokie low- Beamerball in question at Va. Tech
Covers

UNC_CH's Davis puts off QB decision
Fayetteville Observer

UVA FOOTBALL- UVa extends deal with Richmond
Charlottesville Daily Progress

Mountaineer fullback receives accolades
   Owen Schmitt on preseason All-America team

Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

A Steed In Need
   SOLID FIVE: DEACONS' STARTING LINE HAS LOTS OF EXPERIENCE

Winston Salem Journal

Suspended license leads to Summers’ arrest
   Former South Carolina tailback Demetris Summers was arrested for driving with a suspended license last week in his hometown of Lexington.

Columbia (SC)
State

August 15, 2007

Experience will be key for Tech 'D'
Roanoke Times

Ruff Waiting On More From Clemson
   DL Klinton Ruff (6-4 297) of Norview, VA has offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, East Carolina, Connecticut and Oklahoma and is also hearing from Maryland, Georgia and Tennessee along with Clemson and Boston College.

Spartanburg Herald-Journal

WVU's Jalloh 'always ready for the big play'
   Mountaineer receiver learning how to be the hero

Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Nothing secondary about WVU DBs
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Heels hope H-back can aid offense

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Pack QB battle still wide open, O'Brien says

From the Charlotte Observer
-Duke not caught up in numbers game
-FSU quarterback nearly transferred

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Duke full of confidence
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Roof feeling same old pressure

A Modest Guy- Wake Forest's Skinner praised for not letting last year's success go to his head
Winston Salem Journal

Knee injury jeopardizes Hill’s season
Columbia (SC)
State

Tiger Woods to design Cliffs golf course
   Upstate developer Jim Anthony and professional golfer Tiger Woods today announced that Woods will design his first U.S. golf course for Anthony's new Cliffs development east of Asheville.

Greenville (SC) News

August 14, 2007

Develli's charge- Go deep
   The way Jared Develli has it figured, the NCAA's decision to move kickoffs from the 35- to the 30-yard line this season should play in Virginia Tech's favor.

Roanoke Times

From the Charlotte Observer
-N.C. State Football Preview
-O'Brien era set to kick off

Pack encouraged to pick and grin
   Not long after Tom O'Brien was hired as NCSU's coach, he picked Mike Archer to be his defensive coordinator. The two had coached together on George Welsh's Virginia staff in the early 1990s.

Raleigh News & Observer

Big East Preview
CSTV.com

Mountaineers must regain focus
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

A first week of football worth seeing
Durham Herald-Sun

Nix enjoying the talent on defense
Greenville (SC) News

Spurrier in position to reward walk-ons
Columbia (SC)
State

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Reluctant Leader- Peppers, shy by nature, would prefer to lead by example, not by words

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Yates, Sexton lead UNC-CH QB battle
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Deacons facing some tough decisions
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Vick co-defendants may take deals
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LONG SHOT- Buzbee has impressed 'Skins' coaches
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NFL Notebook- Panthers sign Walker, shore up offensive line

College conferences dip toes into the TV waters
Houston Chronicle

Earnhardt Jr. visits Graceland
Memphis Commercial Appeal

August 13, 2007

North Carolina at Chapel Hill Football Preview
Charlotte Observer

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-UNC-CH's coach of all trades
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Duke's Boyle is back

Wolfpack's 'D' plays tough on its QBs
   N.C. State's second preseason scrimmage had more game-like situations, coach Tom O'Brien said Sunday night. For the Wolfpack's quarterbacks, that apparently wasn't a good thing.

Raleigh News & Observer

Rodriguez- Mountaineers not ‘in West Virginia shape’
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Bowden needs 'the groceries'
Greenville (SC) News

Cavaliers look for big-play potential
The Virginian Pilot

From the Winston Salem Journal
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Dailey is hoping the switch will mean success
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Redskins still struggling on offense in preseason

 

August 19, 2007

Scouting Conference USA
SportingNews.com

Conference USA Football Preview
Charlotte Observer

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Short-Staffed Defense Sturdy In Scrimmage
-Tigers Hold Second Scrimmage at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
-Owls Hold First Scrimmage of 2007
-Golden Eagles Go Through Final Preseason Scrimmage at The Rock Saturday
-Tulane Football Holds First Two-A-Day Practice In Day 8 Of Fall Camp
-Vittatoe Throws For Three Touchdowns in UTEP Saturday Night Scrimmage

UCF molds QB in coach's image
Daytona Beach News-Journal

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Junior-laden crew eager for change
-UCF Strength

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Morris' status as a starter not solid
-A day of highs and lows
-MU Noteboook- Subs filling in nicely along injured-plagued offensive line

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Offense fails to finish
-Small makes most of opportunity

Morris ready to lead Herd offense
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Red zone mistakes bugging Snyder
Beckley Register Herald

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Eagles counting on experienced group
-3 quarterbacks step up, inject life into offense

Kicking job up for grabs
   For the first time in four years, the Southern Miss football team is looking for a place-kicker.

Hattiesburg American

Bower offers second chances
Biloxi Sun Herald

Callaway unhappy with defense after second fall scrimmage
   UAB head football coach Neil Callaway didn't mince words when asked his impression of his team's second fall scrimmage Saturday at Legion Field.

Birmingham News

Upset at play, West gives Tigers unscheduled break
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Tulsa World
-Floyd aims to be a starter
-TU Football Practice Report

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Wave fullbacks eager to join mix
-Defense dominates Tulane scrimmage

Miners impressive- Offense shines in scrimmage
El Paso Times

From the El Paso Times
-Miners find positives after game
-QB rotation not set in stone

August 18, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Tulsa and Hattiesburg Recognized as "Top Cities"
   Two Conference USA cities, Tulsa, Okla. and Hattiesburg, Miss. have been recognized by National Geographic Adventure Magazine as being one of this year's top destinations.

-Defense Again Sets The Pace In 2nd Scrimmage
-Defense Picks It Up As Tulane Football Concludes Week One Of Fall Drills
-UCF Football Team Sets New Team GPA Record In The Classroom

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Assistant coach Jones injured in crash
   University of Memphis cornerbacks coach Derek Jones, in his first season as a Tiger assistant, has been sidelined.

-West pleased by tidy opening scrimmage

From the Orlando Sentinel
-O'Leary somewhat happy at progress
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UCF defense shows red-zone prowess

Young Herd’ members recall ’71 season
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Herd corners under the gun
-Binswanger handed punt job

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Former walk-on valuable to MU line
   Altobello 'was a steal'
-Herd basketball welcomes newcomers
   New coach brings in six players

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Edmonson poised for breakout campaign
-MU NOTEBOOK- Snyder rewards Herd with early dismissal
-Herd will see new look in UCF

Football- Passing game will catch up, Bower says
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Golden Eagles get an afternoon of rest
Biloxi Sun Herald

Houston seeks another C-USA title despite loss of QB Kolb
NCAAfootball.net

Mustangs scrimmage tonight at Ford Stadium
Dallas Morning News

TU Football Practice Report
Tulsa World

West now Miners' No. 1 receiving option
El Paso Times

Boise State's BCS victory gives 'little guys' hope
MSNBC

August 17, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Deluge Outside Sends Cougars Inside For Two
-Tigers Hold First Fall Scrimmage at the Liberty Bowl
-SMU To Hold Open Scrimmage On Saturday, Aug. 18
-Green Wave Get Reprieve From Weather In Day Six Of Preseason Drills
-Blazer Defense Shines In Thursday's Football Practice
-UCF Football Fall Camp Report- Day 15

Conference USA season preview
Fox Sports

UH lineman Butler suffered cardiac arrest
Houston Chronicle

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Herd finds versatility in Hoskins, Kitchens
-MU NOTEBOOK- Binswanger will handle punting duties

Marshall needs to look for punter
  Baseball player Chad Johnson may be the answer to woes

Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Peerless prediction on Herd season
Charleston (WV) Gazette

UCF's O'Leary applying the pressure early
Orlando Sentinel

USM football- Golden Eagles fully armed with Hicks at safety
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Southern Miss hopes to make jump from good to great
Biloxi Sun Herald

`Shifty' Slaughter may start for UAB
   UAB sophomore Rashaud Slaughter doesn't pretend to know whether he can carry an offense by carrying the football.

B
irmingham News

Smith can't play for Tigers, but he shows his backbone
Memphis Commercial Appeal

SMU ponies up cash to increase visibility
Dallas Morning News

Kicking game is special
Tulsa World

August 16, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Clouds Provide Relief To Cougars Workout
-Rice Stadium Makeover Photo Gallery
-Southern Miss Football Continues Preseason Preparations
-Tulane Football Dons Full Pads For First Time In Wednesday's Practice
-Blazers Work On One-Minute Drill For First Time
-UCF Football Fall Camp Report- Day 14
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Socorro Q&A #6- Mike Price

Mustangs lose safety for season
   SMU suffered a serious setback Wednesday when strong safety Rock Dennis, a projected starter, broke his left shoulder in practice. He will undergo surgery and be out for the year.

Dallas Morning News

Freshman likely to fill holes at several spots
   Finding some true freshmen who can provide immediate help was an important fall camp objective for UAB head football coach Neil Callaway.

Birmingham News

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Herd punter Fields injured

  
Following a steady start, Jake Fields' special teams scrimmage ended on the trainer's table
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Marshall picks four as captains
   Three seniors and a sidelined junior were selected as Marshall University football team captains on Wednesday.
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Injured McClellan surprised by captain selection
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Winthrop, Wright St. making visits to Marshall

Herd's Janac can handle criticism
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Punter hurt in Marshall special-teams scrimmage
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Herd trying to get a leg up on the kicking game
-Captain Shope: MU senior tight end wins teammates’ vote along with Legursky, Morris, McClellan

From the Hattiesburg American
-Freshman expected to help in backfield
   A sophomore and two junior running backs left the Southern Miss program in 2006 with Damion Fletcher usurping their touches. And that was before he set the USM and Conference USA freshman rushing record at 1,388.

-USM sells 13,000 season tickets

USM Notebook- LB depth has Wommack concerned
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Once a Tiger, always a Tiger Blue blood
Memphis Commercial Appeal

QB Greco gets involved in drills
Orlando Sentinel

During heat of TU practice, some lose cool
   Putting on full pads for the first time this fall couldn't have come at a better time for the Tulane football team. Practice was graced by cloud cover and a breeze for what seemed like the first time for many players.

New Orleans Times Picayune

TU Practice Report
Tulsa World

From the El Paso Times
-Former quarterback Dew adjusts to new role

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Non-football activities help Miner players bond

Blogs from the Houston Chronicle
-UH: B-ball commits, among other things
-RICE: Fall practice- Day 9

August 15, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Two UAB Golfers Qualify For U.S. Amateur
-Cougars Hold First Of Two-A-Day Workouts on Tuesday
-Eagles Return to Practice Field, Tuesday, Looking to Improve on Earlier Scrimmage
-Green Wave Football Goes Through Another Tough Practice On Tuesday
-Callaway Calls Tuesday's Practice `Best 11-On-11 He's Seen All Camp'
-UCF Football Fall Camp Report- Day 13
-Miners Rack Up 710 Yards of Offense in Socorro Scrimmage
-Cory Barton Hired as Tiger Baseball's Volunteer Assistant
-Reckling Park Resurfacing

SMU's DeGroat breaks leg in scrimmage
   Kyle DeGroat, a redshirt freshman defensive lineman out of Carter High, appeared to break the fibula in his right leg early in Tuesday's scrimmage, coach Phil Bennett said.

Dallas Morning News

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH's Butler remains in stable condition after passing out
-Stricken UH football player to be hospitalized a few more days

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
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Herd counting on the corners to come up big
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MU Notebook- Passmore, Edmonson bring speed to Herd receiving corps
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Herd scheduled to host Princeton

Legursky staying busy, nursing injury
Beckley Register-Herald

Ex-Homewood standout back home, playing for Blazers
   Herd linebacker making an impression on Snyder

Birmingham News

Marshall's Kitchens looks good in scrimmage
   Herd linebacker making an impression on Snyder

Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Room to improve

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Bragg makes switch from offense to defense

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Football- Golden Eagles rebound after inert Monday
   After 12 practices, the dog days are starting to catch up with Southern Miss.

-USM football- Strongman Gray ready to rock 'em on D-line

Defense excels in first scrimmage
Hattiesburg American

Golden Eagles back on practice field
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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With broken back behind him, Tiger linebacker pushes forward
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U of M Notebook- West- Defense lacks 'warriors'
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Tulane's Toledo set for challenge
   Like its surrounding city, the Tulane football program continues to rebuild following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina two years ago.

Reserve sophomore QB plans to transfer
Orlando Sentinel

Texas QB Page switches from Tulsa to Oregon
USA Today

Answering the Major/Mid-Major Question
   N.C. State's second preseason scrimma

Sports Central

From the Tulsa World
-Survival in the heat- The ice age
-TU Football Practice Report

From the El Paso Times
-Offense roars into gear in scrimmage
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Junior brings stability to offensive line

August 14, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Tommy West Pleased With First Two-A-Day Session.
-Golden Eagles Shine Under Lights for First Full-Scale Scrimmage
-Wave Football Preseason Practice Continues With Solid Monday
-Blazers Endure Two Practice Sessions Monday

From the Houston Chronicle
-Lineman Butler passes out during UH practice
-UH defense steals show in preseason scrimmage

Offense draws mixed reviews from Bower
   Southern Miss coach Jeff Bower didn't look like he was enjoying himself much Monday night while pacing along the Momentum Turf at Roberts Stadium.

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Hattiesburg American
-Bower- Attitude important
   The keys to victory this season, Southern Miss head coach Jeff Bower said Sunday at the team Media Day, do not necessarily have to do with rushing yards, passes completed or quarterbacks sacked.

-Coach says line must get better
   Hefty expectations for the University of Southern Mississippi football offense has led to intense scrutiny for the Golden Eagles' offensive line.

Freshman running backs continue to impress at MU
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Herd's Anderson cranks up the heat at QB
-Bragg makes switch from offense to defense
-Marshall shines in Marshall scrimmage

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Injuries along the offensive front have new faces in new places

   What could have been considered a Marshall University football luxury now is becoming necessity.

-MU notebook- Injuries lead to position switches

From the El Paso Times
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Safety first- Miners depending on Amy, Demps
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UTEP notebook- Injuries hamper backfield's depth

Productive day leaves West in good cheer
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Weatherford gets first-team snaps
-Kicker Torres says competition is good

Wide receivers catch the message
   His comments after spring practice left little doubt that UAB head coach Neil Callaway was disappointed in the play of his wide receivers.

Birmingham News

From the Dallas Morning News
-SMU freshmen hoping to move up the chart
-Two commit to play basketball at SMU

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Williams heads TU's promising receivers
   Tulane's passing game will have a much different look this season compared to last fall. Besides losing starting quarterback Lester Ricard, the Green Wave also lost starting wide receivers Damacrus Davis and Preston Brown.

-Lineman commits to Wave

WAC gaining momentum in college football world
ESPN

August 13, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Jeff Bower Media Day Quotes
-Green Wave Picks Up Pace In Day Two Of Preseason Football Practice
-UCF Football Fall Camp Report- Day 11

From College Football News
-The 2007 CFN Preview with team previews, All-America teams, fantasy, & more.
-UPDATED 2007 TV Listings ... August 13

Seasoned sophomore
   Not much went right for linebacker Stanley Lykes in his first season at UAB.

Birmingham News

UAB star wins at Cardinal
Greensboro News-Record

Two-a-days start for SMU
Dallas Morning News

Rice building on last season's football success
Beaumont Enterprise

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Who will step up at defensive end
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   Reactions have evolved since news of Albert McClellan's season-ending injury was announced.
-MU NOTEBOOK- Leaders evolving at camp

Toledo keeps open mind about Tulane's quarterback
   Tulane Coach Bob Toledo said he has been asked the question "too many times" from Green Wave fans from Shreveport to Uptown and everywhere in between.

New Orleans Times Picayune

Bailey ready for second chance with USM
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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Fletcher in spotlight
   Southern Miss running back Damion Fletcher may only be a sophomore, but he's become one of the most familiar faces for Golden Eagle football this fall.

-USM notebook- Chatelain happy to get another season
   At one point this spring, Southern Miss defensive end Matthew Chatelain wasn't sure whether he would be playing football this fall or trying to find a job.

From the El Paso Times
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Miners excited to see highly-touted receiver
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Camp socorro notebook- Price sees a lot he likes

Tulsa pair- 'impact players'
Tulsa World