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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

September 23, 2007
Autumnal Equinox
Fall Begins Northern Hemisphere

From Bonesville.net
-BVL:
ECU-WVU Game Center
-O'Brien:
Pirates uninspiring in Morgantown
-BVL:
ECU-WVU Box Score
-BVL:
Conference USA Standings, Scores, Schedule
BVL Audio:
Skip Holtz post-game remarks

From ecupirates.com
-No. 5 Mountaineers Rush Past Pirates

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Dowdy Dismissed From Baseball Team
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Women's Soccer Entertains UNC Wilmington Sunday Afternoon

From msnsportsnet.com
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Saturday in the Park
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ECU Postgame Notebook
MSN Postgame Show

ECU Highlights

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Mountaineers manhandle Pirates

  By the time West Virginia's second stringers hit the field Saturday in the second half, their only mission was to keep the clock moving and stay awake during the No. 5 Mountaineers' thrashing of East Carolina.

-Reynaud's reverse doomed Pirates

  While ECU quarterback Patrick Pinkney's first quarter interception Saturday seemed to swing any momentum away from the Pirates — trailing just 3-0 at the time and driving toward the West Virginia end zone — WVU's 64-yard reverse in the same quarter was the true telling point in the game.

Mountaineers run over ECU
   West Virginia’s Pat White wasn’t about to have two bad games in a row.

New Bern Sun Journal

Spotlight- West Virginia 28, East Carolina 7
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Mountaineers answer critics
  WVU offense, defense superb in rout of ECU

Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-All’s right with White
-WVU holds score serve, shows overall improvement
-Notebook- Mountaineer defense dominant

From the Beckley (WV) Register Herald
-WVU sails past Pirates
  West Virginia probably performed even better than a Top 5 football team Saturday in crushing East Carolina, 48-7

-So much for ECU’s run defense
-Mountaineer receiver Lyons roars with a de-cleating block

WVU routs ECU 48-7 as White has big game
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

September 22, 2007
Pirate Gameday
Elephant Appreciation Day
Fish Amnesty Day
Hobbit Day
Kiwanis Kids' Day
Long Count Day
National Hunting and Fishing Day
R.E.A.D. in America Day
Yom Kippur (Jewish)
Anniversary - Emancipation Proclamation
Anniversary - Ice Cream Cone Birthday

From Bonesville.net
-Monroe:
Kevin's Keys to the Game
WNCT: TOT (Mike Steele)

Pirate Gameday
-Pirate athletic event calendar
ECU All Access

FOOTBALL
East Carolina @ West Virginia
Mountaineer Stadium at West Virginia University - Morgantown, WV - NOON EST

TV: ESPN 2
XM channel n/a
Sirius channel 123
Weather.com Gameday Forecast:
East Carolina @ West Virginia
WNCT (Live Pregame and Postgame coverage)
ISP-PSN list of affiliates

From msnsportsnet.com
ECU Preview
  MSN's Tony Caridi previews Saturday's game from the stadium.

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High Motor Guy
  Perhaps nobody has given more to the West Virginia football program over the last four years than senior linebacker Marc Magro.

Continuing To Right The Ship
  ECU locks up head coach Billy Godwin through 2011

CSTV.com

From ecupirates.com
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Amy Szilard's Goal Lifts Pirates To 1-0 Win Over Campbell
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Former Pirates Lead Giants To California League Championship
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Amy Szilard's Goal Lifts Pirates To 1-0 Win Over Campbell

From the Fayetteville Observer
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East Carolina faces formidable foe in West Virginia
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At a glance- Saturday's East Carolina-West Virginia game
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Early rights and wrongs
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ECU gets commitment from all-state honoree
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Gray’s Creek wins despite losing QB

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Stopping the run

  ECU defense will get serious test from West Virginia offense

-Holtz has seen enough of WVU's Slaton, White
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Around Campus: Survey says classism key issue at ECU

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-East Carolina gunning for upset

  The challenging schedule continues for East Carolina. Up next is No. 5 West Virginia.

-Student of the game
  Quentin Cotton is soaking up everything at East Carolina. As a junior, he acknowledges that he still has plenty to learn — whether it’s on the football field or off it.

East Carolina has to contain West Virginia's big weapons
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

Preview- ECU at West Virginia
Raleigh News & Observer

Mountaineers add another weapon for East Carolina
Bluefield Daily Telegraph (AP)

From the Huntington (WV) Register Herald
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Mountaineers seek seventh win in row over ECU
-Schmitt- Mountaineers can run on ECU

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Run-stoppers
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-East Carolina-West Virginia capsule

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Slaton moving in on TD record
-Lankster, Thomas reinstated by Rodriguez
-WVU defense has something to prove
-WVU hopes Devine breaks East Carolina's hold on rushing game
-WVU coach walking fine line with freshman
 
Rodriguez doesn't want to overwork Devine

No. 5 West Virginia vs. East Carolina
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

From scout.com
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Bits & Bytes- West Virginia - East Carolina
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Spread Teams - Different Styles

WVU-ECU- Why the Mountaineers Need to Keelhaul the Pirates
bleacherreport.com

East Carolina +24½ at West Virginia
SBR Forum

September 21, 2007
Paint it Purple Friday
National POW/MIA Recognition Day
UN International Day of Peace
Yom Kippur (begins at sundown - Jewish)

From Bonesville.net
WNCT: TOT (Kevin Monroe & other guests)
WNCT: Pirate Insider Report

National Coach of the Year: Vote for Skip
  
Which coach out there best exemplifies integrity, determination and responsibility in college football? Who deserves to be considered for all of their efforts on and off the field? Vote now! (You can vote every day)
coachoftheyear.com

From msnsportsnet.com
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East Carolina Preview
 
Coach Rod is looking for better offensive execution this weekend against the Pirates

East Carolina Series

  A brief look at the West Virginia-East Carolina series.

Mortty Ivy
  Linebacker Mortty Ivy talks about the challenge coming up this Saturday.

Jake Figner
  Jake Figner talks about facing East Carolina this Saturday.

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Key players

   Wilson, Robinson have musical talents to match on-field prowess

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ECU- No linkages with loan company

Kickers battle same issues as golfers
Kinston Free Press

ECU opposing player feature- Owen Schmitt
New Bern Sun Journal

East Carolina at West Virginia
Athlon Sports

East Carolina (1-2) at (5) West Virginia (3-0)
wral.com

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-ECU quarterback seizes an opportunity

   Pinkney making most of time
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Lankster, Thomas reinstated by Rodriguez
   Duo will be in uniform Saturday when WVU plays East Carolina

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WVU's Rivers has 'great concentration'

   Kick returner is fearless

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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WVU pair reinstated
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Taking things personally

From the Beckley (WV) Register Herald
-WVU football notebook
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Rod reinstates two players

From the Times-West Virginian
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Schmitt thinks WVU will be able to run against ECU
-White ready for ECU

WVU hopes to keep rolling
rivals.com

Around Campus: BJAC Selected By East Carolina University
  Design firm BJAC which partnered with ECU to design a $14 million renovation of the Flanagan Building in 2004, has been selected by East Carolina University for the design of a new dental school facility.

The Open Press (press release)

Garrard poses multi-threat capabilities vs. Broncos
Rocky Mountain News

September 20, 2007
Billie Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs in a battle of the sexes tennis match. (1973)

Myatt: View from the 'ville
  Hartman confronting kicking demons

Bonesville.net

Skip Holtz To Be Featured On ABC/ESPN Sports Series
  East Carolina Head Football Coach Skip Holtz will be featured in a profile this Saturday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. (EDT) on a special ABC/ESPN sports series titled "Road to the Liberty Mutual Coach-of-the-Year," Liberty Mutual officials announced this week.

ecupirates.com

Mountaineers On Lookout
  E. Carolina No Pushover

Hartford Courant

Pirates are focused on West Virginia’s run game
New Bern Sun Journal

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Execution key to WVU against Pirates

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Only winning matters to WVU defense
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Dykes will play against ECU

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Ready for rebound

  WVU expects sharper White against East Carolina

-Mountaineers' Rivers ready to flow

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Holtz's Dirty Dozen

   ECU's special teams get their own starters

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Greenville loses good newspaper man, staunch ECU supporter

ECU looks for redemption in Morgantown
The East Carolinian

Fifth-ranked Mountaineers host Pirates in Morgantown
Raleigh News & Observer (
Sports Network)

Heir to Moss' jersey tries to put up his own big numbers
   Vikings rookie receiver Aundrae Allison, who alternately has faced little and huge expectations, could first make his mark through returning kickoffs.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

September 19, 2007
International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Talk like a Pirate Day official website

From ecupirates.com
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From The Desk Of Terry Holland
   ECU Athletics is rapidly reaching a critical "tipping point." We can either seize the momentum that has been generated to create a first-class program or we can risk another collapse like those at other critical points in our athletic history. Going the extra mile for a first-class program will require a renewed commitment on the part of every single Pirate.

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Men's Golf Finishes Third At Raines Development Group Intercollegiate
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CVU.Com Names Wernert National Player-Of-The-Week
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Pirate GameDay Central

ECU's bookends
   Tight ends Drew, Sonnhalter in sync for Pirates
Greenville Daily Reflector

ECU QB turning heads
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Like father like son
msnsportsnet.com

Rodriguez impressed by Pirates
Beckley (WV) Register Herald

East Carolina plots a frustrating defense
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

WVU speed unmatched, says coach
   ECU's coach says WVU can make people look stupid

Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

East Carolina-West Virginia Preview
MSNBC (AP)

ECU's Pinkney, UNC-CH's Yates having an immediate impact
Fayetteville Observer

Rodriguez, has W.Va. on cusp of greatness
New Bern Sun Journal

From Bonesville.net
WNCT: Tuesday Tailgate (Phil Petty)
WNCT: TOT (Tommy Eason)

DVR ALERT: SATURDAY
East Carolina at No. 5 West Virginia has been moved to 12 p.m. EST on ESPN2.
Also watch "The Liberty Mutual Coach Of The Year" On ABC -Sat 9/22: 2:30-3:00 PM ET on ABC ... Featuring- Greg Schiano, Rutgers University; Karl Dorrell, UCLA; Skip Holtz, East Carolina University. 

September 18, 2007
Anniversary - US Air Force

From Bonesville.net
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Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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One that got away
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz Monday press luncheon
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show (Rock Roggeman)
WNCT: TOT (Denny O'Brien & Dr. Michael Stoner)

National Coach of the Year: Vote for Skip
  
Which coach out there best exemplifies integrity, determination and responsibility in college football? Who deserves to be considered for all of their efforts on and off the field? Vote now! (Watch "The Liberty Mutual Coach Of The Year" On ABC -Sat 9/22: 2:30-3:00 PM ET on ABC ... Featuring- Greg Schiano, Rutgers University; Karl Dorrell, UCLA; Skip Holtz, East Carolina University)
coachoftheyear.com

From ecupirates.com
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Weekly Press Luncheon Quotes
   East Carolina University Head Football Coach Skip Holtz addressed members of the media prior to this week's game against West Virginia.

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Pirate GameDay Central

Run Stoppers
   WVU has had great success the last two years running against everyone ... that is except for East Carolina

msnsportsnet.com

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Has ECU figured out how to slow West Virginia's run game?
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Leach enjoys big day in home state

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates making changes as No. 5 WVU looms
   Staring down the toughest offense they'll see all season, the East Carolina Pirates will be facing some preparatory changes this week.

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ECU steps up efforts to stop underage drinking
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ECU notes- Gallery at ECU library named in honor of Laupus

Harris shines for Pirates in loss
Washington Daily News

ECU’s kicking game has Holtz calling for a duel
New Bern Sun Journal

NC star linebacker Bowens leaning toward Gamecocks
  
Bowens also has been considering Clemson, North Carolina and East Carolina
Charleston Post Courier

Mental mistakes cost Pirates
  
ECU loses first conference game
The East Carolinian

From the The (USM) Student Printz
-Eagles win in fourth quarter
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Close game scares fans, raises pulses

Sports networks say Time-Warner out of bounds
   MASN is the official cable network of East Carolina University, Webster said. “We’ve got nine of their 12 football games.”

Burlington Times News

September 17, 2007
Constitution Day

From Bonesville.net
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O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 320
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Early power slate has its downside

-BVL:
O'Brien serves repeat stint on BCS voting panel

Penalties give Pirates pause as Eagles hit fast forward
   East Carolina flew the yellow flag Saturday night.
Greenville Daily Reflector

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Analysis- Inexperienced secondary costs Pirates
   In the Pirates’ first two games, the defense had been able to hold their opponents to under 100 yards rushing. Saturday, against Southern Miss, that wasn’t the case.

-Local Heroes- Where are they now?
   Golfer Tanner Briele’s first season at East Carolina was, to put it lightly, kind of boring.

Lost opportunities for Pirates
Washington Daily News

From the Beckley (WV) Register Herald
-Mountaineers face ECU aerial bombardment
   East Carolina passed 47 times for 276 yards and a touchdown in last year’s 27-10 loss to West Virginia at Greenville, N.C.

-WVU to host angry bunch of Pirates

Pirates Win George Washington Invitational Title With Pair Of Sweeps
ecupirates.com

ECU plays rough, SU holds strong in 0-0 tie
Syracuse University Daily Orange

High school football notebook
   East Carolina University recruit Darius Spencer increased his season rushing totals to 464 yards and five touchdowns

Asheville Citizen-Times

Gamecocks aim for another Garner star
   Linebacker Reggie Bowens also is considering Clemson, UNC-CH and East Carolina.

Columbia (SC) State

Jaguars' defense shows up; Garrard leads 2 scoring drives in 13-7 win over Falcons
Florida Times-Union

Video: Garrard press conference 
jaguars.com

 

September 23, 2007

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
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Believe it- Terriers defeat No. 1 App State
  Gibbs Stadium is a far cry from the Big House, but on Saturday, it became the Little House That Could.

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Gamecocks lack big plays
  LSU's trick play worked. South Carolina's normal plays didn't.

-Clemson offense clicks at State

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Tigers break Pack's back

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Wolfpack's plight calls for patience
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Blue Devils let one slip away

  The Blue Devils fall 46-43 when Navy kicks field goal as time expires. Duke quarterback Thaddeus Lewis and receiver Eron Riley connect for four touchdowns in the loss.

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Bulls trample error-prone Tar Heels
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Postgame brawl mars rivalry's return
  NCCU players celebrate on A&T's logo, and a bench-clearing fight ensues.

3-and-oh so sweet for Virginia
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Navy eludes Duke
-Postgame scuffle mars NCCU's win over A&T
-Clemson runs away from Pack
-O'Brien knows ... Wolfpack has a long way to go
-South Florida intercepts Tar Heels' hopes of win over ranked opponent

From the Winston Salem Journal
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Deacons turn back clock- Smith's interception return for TD ignites WFU's comeback
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Terriers stop Mountaineers' winning streak
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Elon downs Liberty; WCU gets first win

September 22, 2007

Holtz holding out hope for Irish
South Bend Tribune

From the Durham Herald Sun
-NCCU-N.C. A&T will meet as I-AA foes for the first time
-Heels need a road to recovery against USF
-Stopping the stampede- N.C. State's run defense hopes to slow Clemson
-Coming off a win at Northwestern, Duke now travels to Navy
-Cam Ward leads Hurricanes to 3-0 preseason victory over Nashville

Bull market- USF plays first game as a Top 25 team
Palm Beach Post

Q & A- Boston College QB Matt Ryan
New York Times

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-It just gets tougher for Pack

-Preview- Clemson at N.C. State
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Heels look to themselves, not ahead
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Preview- UNC at South Florida
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Preview- Duke at Navy

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Busy Times- ASU's Moore hasn't slowed down since the big upset in the Big House
-Kidd Brewer may be getting bigger
  Average attendance for ASU home games has grown from 13,556 in 2004 to 17,917 in 2005 to a school-record 20,546 in 2006. This season’s average is 27,953.

-ASU ready for SC play- Mountaineers will put win streak on the line at Wofford

From the Spartanburg Herald Journal
-'We're not intimidated'

  The rest of the Southern Conference was genuinely excited and proud for Appalachian State a few weeks ago when the Mountaineers upset Michigan.

-Tigers face new-look Wolfpack
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USC legend Rogers likes Gamecocks' backfield

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Gamecocks on stage at LSU

-Tigers ready to mix it up with 'Pack

From the Anderson Independent
-Gameday matchups- USC at LSU
-Gameday matchup- Clemson at N.C. State
-Gameday matchups- Georgia at Alabama

From the Columbia (SC) State
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USC gamegay | Believe
  You will not find too many people who give the Gamecocks a chance against No. 2-ranked LSU today, but that does not bother USC’s players

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Clemson gameday | Playmakers, key matchups, injuries

Hokies' coach knows foe well
Roanoke Times

September 21, 2007

Eagles taking off with Logan
  Coordinator gives offense an attitude

Boston Globe

Week 4 Picks- Wake to Win, but Not Heels, Pack or Devils
wral.com

O'Brien tries to mold Wolfpack in his image
Anderson Independent

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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USC's second chance
  Gamecocks test a No. 2 team again.

-Lawson's injury leaves hole

 
Former N.C. State standout done for season after tearing left knee ligament.
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Yates appears ahead of schedule
 
Redshirt freshman off to fast start.

-Passing game gets high marks

From the Winston Salem Journal
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Just Having Fun- Wake Forest's Bryant enjoying his final season
-Deacons Notebook- QB Skinner will start for Wake Forest

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Intensity, Emotion- Appalachian State's Jacque Roman operates at top speed, especially on the football field
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UNC-CH may have committed NCAA basketball violation

Gamecocks gain QB commitment
  Strom Thurmond quarterback Aramis Hillary, whose uncle Ira played at USC and in the NFL, also has offers from Mississippi State, East Carolina, Middle Tennessee State, Appalachian State and Presbyterian College.

Charleston (SC) Post Courier

FSU's new recruiting tool -- a state-of-the-art playing field
Fayetteville Observer

Ex-players request plea date
Columbia (SC) State

Redskins making most of makeshift O-line
The Virginian Pilot

September 20, 2007

Coming Out Party
  Freshman Noel Devine leads the country averaging 15.1 yards per carry.

msnsportsnet.com

Devine keeps saying the right things
Beckley Register-Herald

College football's front four well worth picking
USA Today

Beamer- Booing Glennon not cool
Roanoke Times

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Eagles release schedules

   In making its first Division I schedules, NCCU agreed to games with some of the nation's top teams. The NCCU men's schedule includes the opener at Duke (Nov. 9), at defending national champion Florida (Nov. 14), at East Carolina (Jan. 5) and at N.C. State (Jan. 9).

-Duke diversifies its air attack
-Pack 'D' expands its vision

INCENTIVES- ACC football coaches getting lucrative deals
Winston Salem Journal

Tar Heels investigate possible violation
Charlotte Observer

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Trouble so far for Heels on the clock
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NCCU's hoops schedule has the Eagles bouncing all over the country -- and vs. Duke on Nov. 9

Odds for upset hinge on making a reality check
Columbia (SC) State

USC needs to stop run
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

'Pack coaches have recent success against Tigers
Greenville (SC) News

Felder leaves UNCW to recover
   UNC-Wilmington's backcourt depth took a hit on Wednesday when sophomore Darryl Felder decided to withdraw from school to concentrate on his recovery from off-season back surgery.

Wilmington Star-News

September 19, 2007

QB White- WVU must start quick Saturday
Beckley (WV) Register Herald

More Work To Do
Wheeling News Register

A rising secondary, Big East and C-USA notes
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From westvirginia.scout.com
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Rod Report - East Carolina
-Anatomy Of The Flip

WVU's Devine living up to his name
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

White hoping WVU gets off to strong start against ECU
Times-West Virginian

College recruiting- Wilmington hotbed for talent
Fayetteville Observer

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacons in flux
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Mountaineers Notebook- Team views preview of Fox Sports film
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Logical that Davis Cup should return to Joel

From the Durham Herald Sun
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After win, Duke focusing on Navy
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NCCU prepares for rivalry game

Heels givers, not takers
Raleigh News and Observer

September 18, 2007

USF-North Carolina switches to ESPN
   Then the network announced a switch Monday, moving West Virginia-East Carolina to ESPN2.

St. Petersburg Times

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-The man with the plan?

   Under Holtz, ECU has had answer for Mountaineer running game

-Perception is reality for poll voters

   Coach Steve Spurrier said h

WVU Football Notebook- Win twice on road, fall 2 spots in the polls
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

From the Beckley Register Herald
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Holtz gives praise to WVU speed on offense
-Rod lauds ECU's Pinkney

   East Carolina, despite its disappointing 1-2 season’s start, poses a lot of problems for No. 5-ranked West Virginia on Saturday at Mountaineer Field/Milan Puskar Stadium.

Rising Challenge
   West Virginia head coach Rich Rodriguez knows that East Carolina will present challenges on several different levels when the Pirates invade Morgantown on Saturday.

scout.com

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Dingle just having fun
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WVU players get to relax

Despite his team's 17-point win on the road, Coach Rod says his team can play better
msnsportsnet.com

College football- ACC not looking like a power league
Anderson Independent

Pepper out for season
   University of South Carolina junior defensive lineman Nathan Pepper’s season is over.

Greenville (SC) News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack still largely an unknown
   O'Brien says next few games offer a chance for N.C. State to gauge itself.
-Replay affected Duke game, as well
   Eight hundred and fifty miles away from Chapel Hill in Evanston, Ill., the ACC officiating crew working the Duke-Northwestern game also reversed a call on a replay review in the Blue Devils' 20-14 victory Saturday.

-ACC goes to video to review refs

From the Winston Salem Journal
-CONFUSION- UNC's Davis wants to know what sources a coach can use to challenge a call on field
-Home Fried- Panthers burned in Bank of America Stadium

From the Durham Herald Sun
-The field goal that wasn't -- then was again
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Winning has N.C. State feeling better

Skins show East rival Eagles who's boss
The Virginian Pilot

September 17, 2007

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-WVU drops in both polls

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Offense showing its versatility

USC ranked No. 12, Clemson is No. 15 in latest AP football poll
Anderson Independent

Spurrier gives LSU his No. 1 vote
Columbia (SC) State

Huge test for USC
   Coach Steve Spurrier said he came to the University of South Carolina because he wanted the chance to do some things that had never been done before.

Greenville (SC) News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Devils finally get to enjoy a victory
   Roof hopes success is 'springboard'.

-Duke fans go (goal) postal
   1 hurt in big to-do after football win.

-UNC-CH postgame clipboard
-NCSU postgame clipboard
-Caniacs unite

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Blue Devils pull it all together for a victory
-Canes take OT win against (virtually) defenseless Caps

Panthers drop ball in home opener
Charlotte Observer

From the Winston Salem Journal
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Moving On- Deacons turn their sights to Terps
-Panthers: Loss brings team, fans back to earth in a big hurry

 

September 23, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
-C-USA Football Round-Up

  UCF's Kevin Smith ran 22 times for 124 yards and three touchdowns, then took most of the second half off as the Knights defeated Memphis in C-USA play on Saturday, 56-20. In other action, Houston overcame a 17-3 halftime deficit to knock off Colorado State, 38-27.

-Second-Half Surge Propels Cougars Win Over Colorado State

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Early Turnovers Cost Herd Against Cincinnati
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No. 7 Texas Hands Rice 58-14 Defeat
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SMU Edged By TCU In DFW Duel
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Forte's Record-Setting Performance Paces Green Wave Win Over Southeastern Louisiana
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UTEP Rides 38 First-Half Points to Win Over Texas Southern
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Southern Miss Begin Boise State Preparations Under the Lights Saturday

From the Houston Chronicle
-Win's a keeper for Keenum, Houston

  Quarterback Case Keenum came off the bench in UH's 38-27 win over Colorado State in the home opener and led the Cougars to five second-half touchdowns

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Briles on Colorado State, comeback
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Running back Alridge on Rams defense
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Alridge on Cougars' other weapons
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Key play- UH seals win
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C-USA- Central Florida overpowers Memphis
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Punchless TCU trips SMU
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Texas Southern football falls hard to UTEP

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF basks in triumph
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So far, plenty of snaps to go around for QBs

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Huge first half sends UCF to easy win over struggling Tigers
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Curfew a blessing in disguise for Tigers
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SMU still suffering from NCAA 'death penalty'

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Catastrophe in Cincy
-Mistakes add up against the Herd
-David Walsh- Young Herd hopes fans stick by team
-MU Notebook- Overworked defense falters in the fourth quarter

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Nightmare month ends in Herd’s fourth loss
-Notebook- Injury bug continues to plague Thundering Herd

Cincinnati defense wreaks havoc in win over Marshall
Beckley Register Herald

From the Dallas Morning News
-TCU's success underscores SMU's failure

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Frogs make first-half lead stand up

Eagles defense braces for bodacious Broncos
  Last week, Boise State center Jeff Cavender said he promised Bronco running back Ian Johnson that he would have a big game Thursday night when Southern Miss came to town.

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

September 22, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
-No. 4 Oklahoma Downs Tulsa

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C-USA Football Notebook
  Six Conference USA football games are set to be televised on Saturday, with two of them against Top 10 opponents. East Carolina will travel to No. 5 West Virginia to kick things off in a game that will begin at 11 a.m. CST on ESPN2.

From the Tulsa World
-Graham- Mistakes cost TU

  Tulsa needed breaks to defeat No. 4 Oklahoma and shake up the college football world on Friday night.

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OU upends Tulsa
-Hard-fought game shows flaws, pluses
-TU defense sputters amid missed tackles

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Tulane player booked in stabbing

  New Orleans police arrested Tulane University football player Ray Boudreaux on Friday morning in connection with a stabbing on Bourbon Street last weekend that left five people wounded, including a man who remains in critical condition at University Hospital.

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Tulane not in mood to look past I-AA SLU

C-USA PREVIEW
Birmingham News

From the Houston Chronicle
-Police- Tulane player stabbed five in fight

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UH revs up for home opener vs. Colorado State
-No. 4 Oklahoma hammers Tulsa 62-21, goes to 4-0
- Previews of Saturday's college football games (w/ television listings)

UCF focuses for C-USA opener
Orlando Sentinel

UCF approach is 'one-game season'
Florida Sun-Sentinel

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Tigers face challenge on ground
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Tigers at UCF preview

Herd leaders say season isn't lost
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Herd quarterback implores fans not to give up on struggling team
-Herd tight end will be busy this weekend

From the Dallas Morning News
-SMU men's basketball program avoids NCAA sanctions
  SMU announced Friday that the NCAA has completed its review of the men's basketball program. The NCAA will not take further action, ruling that SMU's actions in response to self-reported violations during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 academic years were satisfactory.

-SMU (1-2) at TCU (1-2)

September 21, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
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University of Memphis To Launch Feasibility Study of On-Campus Stadium
-Tulane To Battle Southeastern Louisiana Saturday In Dome
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UAB Practices For Final Time This Week

Conference USA Notebook
Athlon Sports

From the College Football News
-Previews and Predictions for the Week 4 C-USA Games

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Previews and Predictions for the Week 4 Conference USA Games, Part 2

From the Tulsa World
-David, Goliath to clash

  Experts in Las Vegas figure Oklahoma to be about three touchdowns better than Tulsa.

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Game No. 999 a big one for TU
-Big-game veterans
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TU Notebook- Still an inspiration

C-USA notebook
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Give MU coach a break
-Sore quadriceps won't keep MU's Johnson out

Thundering Herd to open Donnie Jones era at home
Beckley (WV) Register Herald

SMU senior cornerback out vs. TCU
Dallas Morning News

Eagles taking short break
Hattiesburg American

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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Raines becomes player of impact
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USM's Eddie Hicks tied at 13th nationally in interceptions

Focusing on the run
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Hard-luck Robinzine brings joy to coaches
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Taggart finally ready to return

UCF president blasts concession contractor
Orlando Sentinel

Miners ready for conference action after break
El Paso Times

September 20, 2007

Around Conference USA - Football
USA Today

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Four C-USA Punters Named to Ray Guy Award Watch List

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C-USA Set For First CSTV Volleyball Match
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Sept. 19 Women's Golf Notebook
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Golden Eagles Complete Three Days of Workouts, Takes Two Days Off
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UAB Football Team Dons Full Pads During Wednesday's Practice

From the Houston Chronicle
-Ganaway might be answer to UH's need

  Freshman back shows he can take heat off Alridge

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COLLEGE NOTES- Rice's Ugokwe out

Football notes- Eagles whoop it up
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

USM must remember top priority
Hattiesburg American

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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U of M knows it will have its hands full with nation's top rusher
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U of M coach starts exchange program
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UCF stadium impresses

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Blog:
Phil Steele predicts remainder of Knights' schedule
   He didn't exactly go out on a limb, but Phil Steele has predicted that UCF will finish 6-2 this season in C-USA play, with losses to East Carolina and Southern Miss, who he had running the table.

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Team prepares for Memphis offense

Wave's Lee finds middle ground
New Orleans Times Picayune

UTEP offense nears goals
El Paso Times

Flip this house
   In exactly one year -- on Sept. 20, 2008 -- Tulsa will play its first football game in the renovated H.A. Chapman Stadium.

Tulsa World

Thundering Herd offensive line also affected by injuries
Beckley Register-Herald

Needles a sticky subject with Morris
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Turnovers are concern for Mustangs, Frogs
Dallas Morning News

September 19, 2007

Hype, polls and the art of being patient in Huntington
Beckley (WV) Register Herald

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Coach thinks 0-3 Marshall has better talent than record shows
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Herd still embarrassed about loss

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Injuries forcing freshmen to step up
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MU Notebook- Leftwich sees similarities in this year's team and that of '99
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Falcons find a new No. 7- Atlanta signs Leftwich

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Injuries mounting on Herd defense

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Leftwich surprises Snyder with supportive phone call

From the Hattiesburg American
-Brown may need surgery

   Southern Miss offensive guard Micah Brown may need additional surgery on a broken foot that kept him out of spring workouts and most of training camp.
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Seven C-USA games to be televised
    Southern Miss won't be playing football this weekend - the Golden Eagles don't play again until Thursday, Sept. 27 - but fans will be able to see plenty of Conference USA football.

From the Tulsa World
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C-USA Notebook- Grand opening
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Tulsa regroups, adjusts for OU

From the Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
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Golden Hurricane churns ahead with Graham now running show
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Fundamentals key to curing Harrison's fumbling woes
-Injuries keep Southern Miss starting safeties from practice

From the Dallas Morning News
-Mustangs' new goal- start faster

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Longer college football games fine with coaches
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Where to start for SMU
?
    SMU said the time is now. But three games in, the Mustangs are on the verge of slipping into their same ol' struggles.

From the Orlando Sentinel
-O'Leary planning to use 2-QB system

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Knights expect 40,000
   Coach George O'Leary challenges UCF fans to continue filling the new stadium.

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Redshirt freshman Malouf gives Tigers running, scoring threat at QB
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Tigers prepare to see double at QB

Wave wary for game vs. Southeastern
New Orleans Times Picayune

Miners to face Division 1-AA team next
El Paso Times

Defenses catch up with Rice's Dillard
Houston Chronicle

September 18, 2007

C-USA Football Notebook
   Seven Conference USA football games are set to be televised this weekend, with three of them against Top 10 opponents. No. 4 Oklahoma visits Tulsa to kick things off on Friday at 8 p.m. EST on ESPN2. East Carolina will travel to No. 5 West Virginia on Saturday in game that will begin at 12 p.m. EST also on ESPN2.

ConferenceUSA.com

Conference USA roundup, standings, player and game of the week
College Football News

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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USM Football: Early season schedule prepares Golden Eagles for trip to Boise
   "I've never seen an East Carolina crowd like that since I've been going over there," said Lytrel Pollard, USM's special teams coordinator/defensive backs coach, who first traveled to Greenville, N.C., as a player in 1994. "It kind of helps that we've been on the road in two hostile environments. Tennessee and East Carolina, those are two really good football teams, and there is no difference next Thursday going into that environment."

-Eagles adjust practice schedule

Boise State up next for Southern Miss
Biloxi Sun Herald

UCF's defense is on the right track
Orlando Sentinel

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Herd's Snyder rallying the troops

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Marshall's Kueck says Morris is ‘getting better'

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd works to solidify defense

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MU Notebook- Turnovers key to Herd's matchup with Cincinnati

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Herd QB Morris still ailing
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Brash Bearcats latest test for Herd

Win or lose, Friday is big for Tulsa
Tulsa World

Three Owls freshmen put stamp on defense
Houston Chronicle

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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West impatient but won't boot kicker yet
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Sprains bench Tigers' receiver Calhoun, linebacker Jackson

September 17, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
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Volleyball Round-Up
-Women's Soccer Weekend Round-Up

From the College Football News
-CFN Rankings No. 1 to 119 - Week 3

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2007 Bowl Projections

From the Birmingham News
-Blazers must translate success to future games
   Take away the missed offensive opportunities Saturday night and UAB's victory over Alcorn State was an acceptable blueprint for success.

-Two things to take away from Saturday's game- 1.

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-It's not a happy time for Herd

   All involved with Marshall University football officially are under the test.

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Herd gains and loses defenders to injuries

All Herd can do now is move on
Beckley (WV) Register Herald

Brash Bearcats latest test for Herd
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Tulsa World
-Super spread attack
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Nothing is second-rate about Tulsa
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Hurricane shows it has heart

Southern Miss
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the El Paso Times
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Miners seek consistency
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Miner notes- UTEP keeps getting outgained on offense

TU affected by disrupted practice schedule
   It was just an hour, 70 minutes to be more exact. And it happened four days before game day.

New Orleans Times Picayune