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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

September 30, 2007
Feast of Saint Jerome
Gold Star Mother's Day

From Bonesville.net
-BVL:
ECU-Houston Game Center
-O'Brien:
Pirates live to tell about Texas shootout
-BVL:
ECU-Houston Box Score
-BVL:
Conference USA Standings, Scores, Schedule
BVL Audio:
Skip Holtz post-game remarks

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Edge Cougars, 37-35

 
Chris Johnson rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns to lead East Carolina to a 37-35 win over Houston on Saturday night. East Carolina (2-3, 1-1 C-USA) led 34-21 in the third quarter and held on late as Houston (2-2, 1-1 C-USA) missed two field goals in the game's final two minutes.

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Women's Soccer Blanks Francis Marion 2-0
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Volleyball Blitzes UCF 3-0 At New UCF Arena

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Wide right
 
Cougars' kicker T.J. Lawrence misses possible game winner with 8 seconds left

-Kass makes most of opportunity

 
Second chances can happen anytime, anywhere, and Rob Kass made the most of his Saturday night.

Football Loses 37-35 Heartbreaker To East Carolina
  
T.J. Lawrence missed a game-winning 38-yard field goal with eight seconds left as the University of Houston football team dropped a 37-35 decision to East Carolina Saturday in Conference USA action on John O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium.
uhcougars.com

From the Houston Chronicle
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Missed opportunities haunt UH against East Carolina
-Blog: Coogs lose 37-35 (w/ video)

East Carolina gets C-USA win over Houston
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

September 29, 2007
Family Health and Fitness Day - USA
Michaelmas (Greek / Roman Catholic)

From Bonesville.net
-Monroe:
Kevin's Keys to the Game
WNCT: TOT (Friday Road Show)

Pirate Gameday
-Pirate athletic event calendar
ECU All Access

FOOTBALL
East Carolina @ Houston
Houston, TX
TV: WITN; MASN (Tape Delay)
XM channel n/a
Sirius channel 110
Weather.com Gameday Forecast:
East Carolina @ Houston
WNCT (Live Pregame and Postgame coverage)
ISP-PSN list of affiliates

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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High-octane Houston hosts ECU
 
An East Carolina football team that's had virtually everything thrown at it the last five weeks will have nothing but footballs flying at it in Houston tonight.

-Falcons fall to Pam Pack, 47-6

 
Copper, a former Washington and East Carolina wide receiver who plays for the New Orleans Saints, was one of the inductees for Washington's Walk of Fame

-Briles' prep coaching success carries over to UH

From ecupirates.com
-Softball Ranks Among Nation's Elite In Academics
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Pirate GameDay Central
 
The East Carolina Pirates (1-3, 0-1) will hit the road for a Conference USA tilt against the Houston Cougars (2-1, 1-0) Saturday, Sept. 29. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. (EDT).

From the East Carolinian
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Pirates hope to tame Cougars
 
ECU to use two-quarterback system

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Dear football fans...

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Pirates head west to take on Cougars

 
At Monday’s weekly press luncheon, ECU coach Skip Holtz said that the Pirates wanted to play at a higher level and their schedule up until now has forced them to do just that.

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The playmakers

From the Houston Chronicle
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Ex-QB Castile eases into role as UH receiver
-Blog: Next up... East Carolina!
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Previews of Saturday's college football games

September 28, 2007
Native American Day

From Bonesville.net
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Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
Career ladder slippery in 'the league'

-BVL:
Updated C-USA Standings, Scores, Schedule
WNCT: Pirate Insider Report (Alex Radow)

From ecupirates.com
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Terrance Copper Achieves Long-Time Goal
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Women's Soccer Looks To Remain Unbeaten At Home, Host Francis Marion Saturday
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Pirates Turn In Strong Showing At NC State
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Kochetov Paces Pirates At UNC Fall Invitational

Mack may not fly under the radar for long
 
Dalvon Mack's return to football wasn't done in rah-rah fashion.
Greenville Daily Reflector

UH's Keenum as prepared as QBs come
Houston Chronicle

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Sorry Adam, Pirates; I beg to differ
-Cougars’ Fontenette gets around

Football Daily Practice Report
  
The University of Houston football team held its practice today beneath sunny skies in shirts and helmets for preparation against East Carolina.
uhcougars.com

No small task for Knights
 
Epping High senior Kendall Booth, a standout on the girls' soccer team and place kicker for the football team, accepted a soccer scholarship on Wednesday to play at Division I East Carolina University
The Union Leader (NH)

September 27, 2007
Ancestor Appreciation Day
Saint Vincent de Paul Feast Day
Sukkot (Jewish)
World Tourism Day
Birthday - Samuel Adam (statesman)

From Bonesville.net
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Myatt: View from the 'ville
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Holtz looks for boost from dual QB's

WNCT: TOT (Joe Albea, Brad Crone)

Abby Bools Named C-USA Golfer-of-the-Week
ecupirates.com

ECU's safety net
 
Playing safety is sort of like playing center field — except the other team's center fielder is out there too — in the middle of a full-contact track meet.
Greenville Daily Reflector

From the New Bern Sun Journal
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ECU is doing it the right way
 
The first month of the season has been brutal for East Carolina football.

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Pirates’ attitude adjustment
 
East Carolina needed an “Extreme Makeover.”

ECU to use two-QB approach at Houston
Kinston Free Press

UH defensive front a lean, mean tackling machine
Houston Chronicle

Cougar Football Notes
  
The University of Houston football team was able to get a lot accomplished in its two-hour practice in hot and muggy conditions Wednesday afternoon on the UH Practice Fields, as the Cougars continued their preparations for this Saturday's home game against Conference USA rival East Carolina.
uhcougars.com

From the Washington Daily News
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Copper achieves long-time goal
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ECU’s Kass is anxious to redeem himself

East Carolina (1-3) at Houston (2-1)
Raleigh News & Observer

Recruiting- ECU emphasizes athletes with track background
WRAL.com

Football's a kick for her
The Union Leader (NH)

September 26, 2007
Harvest Moon
National Women's Health and Fitness Day
Sukkot (begins at sundown - Jewish)
Birthday - Johnny Appleseed

From Bonesville.net
-Gold:
Nuggets of Gold
Exercise in futility
WNCT: TOT (Joe Albea, Maj. Kevin Smeltzer)
WNCT: Tailgate (David Garrard, Rock Roggeman)

From ecupirates.com
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Abby Bools Leads Pirates To Myrtle Beach Classic Title
  Head Coach Art Briles * September 25,

-Pirates 13th In Soccer Buzz Southeast Poll

Coach's return pays dividends
  The young East Carolina University women's golf team gave coach Kevin Williams an early welcome back present.

Myrtle Beach Sun News

From uhcougars.com
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Houston Press Conference Quotes
  Head Coach Art Briles * September 25, 2007

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Football Daily Practice Report
  The University of Houston football team began preparations for this weekend's home contest against Conference USA rival East Carolina with another impressive practice Tuesday afternoon on the UH practice fields.

ECU offensive line going through growing pains
 
One little bit at a time, Steve Shankweiler has watched his offensive line grow this season at East Carolina.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates look to recover from loss at West Virginia
 
Holtz to use two-QB system
Kinston Free Press

Holtz, Pirates remaining optimistic
 
East Carolina has spent plenty of energy trying to survive a brutally tough month to open the season.
Wilmington Star News

Pirates still stinging from loss to WVU
Washington Daily News

Recruiting- ECU on fast track to success
 
One of the strategies used by Holtz to revive the ECU program has been to recruit athletes who have a background in track and field.
Fayetteville Observer

Keenum will start at QB vs. East Carolina
Houston Chronicle

Garrard continues to shine for Jags
Sports Network

Tech fans, players can expect more emotion out of McNeill
 
McNeill, who will turn 49 four days before Tech's Oct. 13 game against Texas A&M, was a safety at East Carolina, where he played from 1976-80.
RedRaiders.com

September 25, 2007
UN World Maritime Day
Anniversary - 1st Woman Supreme Court Justice

From Bonesville.net
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Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Adverse outcomes test Pirates' mettle
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz Monday press luncheon
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show (Vernon Hargreaves)

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 Houston.

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Pirate GameDay Central
  The East Carolina Pirates (1-3, 0-1) will hit the road for a Conference USA tilt against the Houston Cougars (2-1, 1-0) Saturday, Sept. 29. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. (EDT).

-Littman Two Strokes Off Lead At Myrtle Beach Classic

Holtz reaffirms team's goals
  Holtz met with ECU's junior and senior players to begin the new week, which ends with a critical Conference USA game.

Greenville Daily Reflector

Holtz says ECU has opportunity to turn a corner
  Pirates are set to begin a crucial stretch of games against Conference USA foes

Winston Salem Journal

From the East Carolinian
-Mountaineers cruise past Pirates
-Defense leads Pirates in two shutout victories
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Dowdy dismissed from baseball team

From the Florida Times-Union
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Garrard steps into role as a leader
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Jaguars are Garrard's team now

Jaguars finally true to identity
Jaguars.com

September 24, 2007
Family Day - A Day To Eat Dinner With Your Children

From Bonesville.net
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Batten: Football Recruiting Report
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Fleet Gryphon running route to ECU
-BVL:
Updated ECU football recruiting thumbnails
-BVL:
Denny O'Brien's Harris Poll Ballot
-BVL:
Harris Interactive Football Poll
WNCT: Replay - Game Day Countdown Show

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Remain Unbeaten At Home, Down UNC Wilmington 2-0
-Pirates Outlast SMU 3-2 For First Conference Win

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Despite lopsided loss, Pirates haven't taken a step back
  East Carolina took a tour of its recent football past on Saturday, but that doesn't mean the Pirates all crammed into a time machine and left forever.

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ECU Notes- Japanese students visit ECU

ECU can’t contain Mountaineers’ Heisman hopefulls
Washington Daily News

Analysis- Mountaineers make their point to ECU
   West Virginia had something to prove.

New Bern Sun Journal

From the Denver Post
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Jags' QB captures right time to shine
-Garrard not flashy, but nearly flawless

Garrard, Carney, run defense solid
Florida Times-Union

Signature win for Del Rio
Jaguars.com

Ex-ECU player named Texas Tech defensive coordinator
wnct.com

Inconclusive replays cost Shiancoe a TD
  Rookie receiver Aundrae Allison made a couple of questionable choices on kickoff returns

Minneapolis Star Tribune

 

September 30, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Ugly day for the Pack

 
N.C. State can't overcome five turnovers against Louisville, losing for the fourth time in five games.

-Another week, another State mess

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Heels fumble away shot at upset
 
Houston's end-zone miscue costly.

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Rough debut for Canes

Allen Checks Out USC
 
Allen also has offers from North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Miami, Alabama, NC State, East Carolina and Florida State.

Spartanburg Herald-
Journal

Devils put up a fight
 
Two years ago on their trip to the Orange Bowl, the Duke Blue Devils didn't even belong on the same football field with Miami. But Saturday afternoon, the Blue Devils showed how they've narrowed the gap.

Durham Herald-Sun

Georgia Tech 13, No. 13 Clemson 3- Tigers bumble to an ugly loss
Anderson Independent

USC wraps up a victory
Columbia (SC) The State

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Miscues dog Wolfpack

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Terps pull off big upset
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Virginia starts fast, rolls by Pitt 44-14
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Auburn stuns Florida 20-17
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Mountaineers knock off Phoenix
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Area Roundup Georgia Southern romps; Davidson rallies to victory
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QB Delhomme is doubtful; reserve Carr no sure thing

September 29, 2007

South Florida takes down Mountaineers
 
Grothe shines in upset

C
harleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-WVU Bullied — again

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USF game had same feel of last season’s at Louisville
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WVU notebook- Mountaineers win stats, loses war

Grothe leads South Florida to upset of West Virginia
Sports Network

No. 18 USF upsets No. 5 West Va. again
Fox Sports

From the Fayetteville Observer
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ACC has Heisman candidate
 
Under the tutelage of former East Carolina head coach Steve Logan, Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan has been producing Heisman-caliber performances.

-UNC-Pembroke searches for best conference fit

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Today's region college football games

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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N.C. State hopes containment of Ryan bodes well against Brohm
-Young QBs on display for Heels and Hokies

A pair of young QBs try to take next step
Raleigh News & Observer

Johnson making progress
 
For a long time, Ellis Johnson was a football fixture in the Carolinas.

Spartanburg Herald Journal

Four games into the season and USC stands right where they need to be to challenge for the SEC title
Columbia (SC) The State

So far, pretty good for Big 3
 
The college football regular season is a third of the way done, meaning our big three — Clemson, USC and Georgia — still have several tests to go before the 2007 season is deemed a success or failure.

Anderson Indeoendent

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Seeking Sparks- Heels have skid to stop; Hokies showing improvement
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Appalachian to take on improved Elon

September 28, 2007

Tonight’s game is everything for the Mountaineers
Times-West Virginian

Can WVU overcome No. 18 Bulls’ kryptonite?
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-WVU red-hot in the red zone
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WVU, South Florida evolving into a rivalry

Big East showdown on Friday
USA Today

Willingham not bitter
New Bern Sun Journal

New coaches, same ol’ teams
 
For UNC, NCSU, football season hopes dashed again

Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-NCSU vows it won't run out of water
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Pack's recruits solid

Hokies finally test ACC
Hampton Roads Daily Press

NC linebacker commits to Clemson
Charleston Post Courier

September 27, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-NCCU, A&T chancellors apologize for brawl

 
School leaders each announce that a player has been suspended because of their role in the altercation at Saturday's game.

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Time isn't on Tar Heels' side

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Devils' offense turning around

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Schools' leaders contrite over brawl
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GROWTH SPURT- Tar Heels' Houston showed his bruising style in first week of action

Moore does it all for Deacs
Fayetteville Observer

Latest in Vick saga feels like piling on
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Carr looking like Sunday's starter at QB
Charlotte Observer

USC recruiting class ranked 18th by Collegiate Baseball
Columbia (SC) State

September 26, 2007

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Duke serches student body for kicking help

 
When Duke kicker Joe Surgan missed his first extra-point attempt -- and what proved to be his last extra-point attempt -- in Saturday's 46-43 loss at Navy, Coach Ted Roof was so exasperated that he didn't know what to do.

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Beamer a nightmare for UNC-CH

College football- USC finds season at crossroads
Anderson Independent

From Greenville (SC) News
-Tigers take 'honest' approach to Jackets
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Terriers offer new look to Paladins

ODU plans $24.8 million renovation of Foreman Field
The Virginian Pilot

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-O'Brien, Pack fans get real

 
 N.C. State's fans are among the most patient and loyal in all of college athletics, but some left early during the Wolfpack's 42-20 football loss to Clemson last Saturday.
-NCCU focuses on next game

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Hokies' Render to sit out first quarter vs. Heels

From the Charlotte Observer
-Seeking home security

 
 Carolina has a disadvantage at home, and I think I know why
-Tar Heels' Houston has no problem

From the Winston Salem Journal
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Mountaineers trying to regroup after rare loss
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Big-play Blackman shines for Pack

South Florida could have rare sellout
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Beckley Register Herald
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WVU QB White hopes for carryover against USF
-Coach Rodriguez shooting for win No. 100 Friday

September 25, 2007

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-O'Brien- 'A lot of this stuff takes time; we don't have a lot of time'

 
By laying waste to N.C. State on Saturday afternoon, Clemson made two things abundantly clear. First, the Wolfpack isn’t very good. N.C. State coach Tom O’Brien admitted as much after the Tigers gained 608 yards of total offense, saying that you had to “face the facts.”
-Davis has seen how to turn it around

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Players react to O’Brien’s comment

 
One thing Darrell Blackman has learned about N.C. State’s first-year head coach Tom O’Brien is that he’s the straightforward type.

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Chowan to join CIAA

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Bowles says chancellors will deal with brawlers
-The story so far

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Wolfpack's Beck to start Saturday
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Pack faces potent Cards
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Yates to start against Hokies

From the Winston Salem Journal
-N.C. State to play disappointing Louisville

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Heels' Houston solid in debut
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More indictments coming in Vick case
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Delhomme- no surgery
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The Longest Yard- Failure to score from the 1-yard line likely to haunt Redskins

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-WVU is nearly flawless in victory

  Mountaineers hope for same effort Friday during visit to South Florida

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Rodriguez not hesistant about inserting Jarrett Brown at QB
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Mountaineers' wideouts doing their part in springing effective run game

Smelley becomes starting QB for Gamecocks
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

USC loses Brinkley for season
Greenville (SC) News

Delhomme diagnosis- Strained right elbow
Charlotte Observer

September 24, 2007

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Mountaineers hold steady in Top 25 polls
-Mountaineers seeking retribution

WVU focused on South Florida
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

From the Beckley Register Herald
-Rodriguez says Mountaineers can still play better
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Bulls are ready for ‘Game of the Century’

Erin Andrews Has That Effect on Guys
AOL Sports

Fallout from A&T, NCCU scuffle begins
  One player has been issued a one-week suspension from the football program and further action is possible from the N.C. Central athletics department in the aftermath of the on-field altercation that followed the Eagles' 27-22 win at North Carolina A&T on Saturday night.

Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Brawl leads A&T to call off 2008 match

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Carr makes offseason move look good
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UNC-CH postgame clipboard
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NCSU postgame clipboard
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Pack freshman guard sidelined

Hokies backup tight end out for season
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Tigers not getting too comfortable
Greenville (SC) News

AFTERMATH- Mountaineers say they can still have special season in spite of tough loss to Terriers
Winston Salem Journal

Jake injury opens Carr door
Charlotte Observer

Second half meltdown for the Redskins
The Virginian Pilot

 

September 30, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
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C-USA Football Round-up
 
UTEP senior RB Marcus Thomas set career highs in carries (35), yards (207) and touchdowns (3) to lead the Miners to a wild 48-45 come-from-behind overtime win at SMU in the conference opener for both teams. East Carolina and Tulsa also posted league wins, while UCF improved to 3-1 with a 37-19 win over Louisiana-Lafayette.

-Thomas' Career Day Leads Miners Past SMU, 48-45, In Overtime
-SMU Drops Conference Opener to UTEP in Overtime, 48-45

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Tulsa Outlasts UAB for 38-30 Win
-UAB Comeback Effort Falls Short in Loss to Tulsa

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Knights nail 3rd victory

 
It should have been one of the loudest moments that UCF's Bright House Networks Stadium had seen in its three-week-old life.

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Defense steps up but still 'not satisfied'
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O'Leary keeps his word on earning starting positions

UCF posts 37-19 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette
ucfathletics.com

From the Birmingham News
-Blazers score late TDs, but can't overcome Golden Hurricane

 
Tulsa quarterback Paul Smith carved up UAB's defense Saturday night in the Conference USA opener for both teams.

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Extent of Webb's injury unknown

TU tops UAB, but not easily
Tulsa World

From the Dallas Morning News
-Missed tackles prove costly

 
Coach Phil Bennett called SMU's tackling atrocious.

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Mustangs can't hang on
 
SMU's season of hope is all but dead

From the El Paso Times
-Miners win OT thriller

 
The UTEP football team came into its Conference USA opener as a young team facing all sorts of questions in just about every phase of the game.

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Miners nearly set record

Golden Eagles face major adjustments
 
After staggering back home on the heels of a 38-16 whipping Thursday night at the hands of Boise State, Southern Miss took a day to catch its collective breath.

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

C-USA- UTEP outlasts SMU in shootout
Houston Chronicle

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Underdog Tulane gives No. 2 LSU all it can handle for two quarters, but the Tigers leave the Green Wave behind in the second half

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Tulane leaves Tigers with questions to answer

September 29, 2007

From the Birmingham News
-CONFERENCE USA PREVIEW

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Blazers need to use caution in blitzing Golden Hurricane
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BLAZER BUZZ

TU's first 'peck'- Blazers
Tulsa World

C-USA notebook
C
harleston (WV) Gazette

Knights wary of winless foe
Florida Sun-Sentinel

UTEP-SMU preview
Dallas Morning News

Tiger coach not giving up on season
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Sub-varsity game provides opportunities for Herd
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Boise State unstoppable against Southern Miss
Hattiesburg American

September 28, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
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Southern Miss Falls to Boise State, 38-16
 
Golden Eagles finish with 318 total yards on offense.

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Arkansas St. Edges Memphis, 35-31
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Blazers Ready For Return To Gridiron

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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USM Football- Broncs buck Eagles
-Young's ankle woes make a tough loss that much tougher
-Notebook- Kicking game sets tone for Boise State romp
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Boise duo burns USM ‘D’

Oh Boise- USM trip is over at 1st and 10
Biloxi Sun Herald

Recap- Boise State vs. Southern Miss
Idaho Statesman

Boise State whips Southern Miss 38-16
Hattiesburg American

Tigers half off
 
A punt return. For the University of Memphis, attempting to recover from a lopsided loss last weekend at UCF in its Conference USA opener, it was an Indian punt return for a touchdown that erased two quarters of UofM momentum and added to the struggling program's misery.

Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Memphis defense a 'work in progress'
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Pre-snap penalties hurt Herd

From the Dallas Morning News
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SMU seeks a turnaround in C-USA
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Martin doesn't practice, may not play Saturday

QB takes lickin', keeps on winnin'
Birmingham News

From the Tulsa World
-Story of survival

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C-USA race may be another close one
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Grand game
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TU Notebook- First-time foes

Toledo walking into a trove of history
New Orleans Times Picayune

UTEP depth chart a mess this week
El Paso Times


USA Today

September 27, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
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C-USA Women's Golfer of the Week
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Women's Golf Notebook
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Men's Golf Notebook
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Coach Phil Bennett Press Conference - The UTEP Game
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Tulane Prepares For 'Great Challenge' Saturday vs. LSU

USM football- Eagles primed for Idaho adventure
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Bower, USM face Broncos, blue turf
Mobile Press-Register

Golden Eagles seeking balance
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the College Football News
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Previews and Predictions for the Week 5 C-USA Games
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Previews and Predictions for the Week 5 Conference USA Games, Part 2

C-USA notebook- After '06 surge, Rice turns fluffy
C
harleston (WV) Gazette

Marshall looks for solutions
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Herd taking care of No. 1
C
harleston (WV) Daily Mail

Thanks to postponement, Tigers in midst of busy 11 days
Memphis Commercial Appeal

`Short memory' pays off for Blazers' cornerback
The Birmingham News

UCF comes full circle
The Daily Advertiser

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
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Tulane's Holt starting all over again
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MEMORABLE WAVE

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Smith shows talent that could be worthy of a Heisman Trophy
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C-USA start stellar for Knights

September 26, 2007

Keenum Picks Up National Award
  University of Houston redshirt freshman quarterback Case Keenum was named the CollegeSportsReport.com Division I-FBS National Performer of the Week, as it was announced on Tuesday by the online sports magazine.

uhcougars.com

C-USA football notebook
  Three Conference USA members faced off against teams in last week’s Top-25; each falling to the “big dogs” by over 40 points.

New Bern Sun Journal

From the Tulsa World
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C-USA Notebook- Staking a claim
  A sellout throng of 30,000 is expected (at Boise State) ... Bower said the big crowd shouldn't rattle the Eagles -- not after playing before more than 106000 at Tennessee and 43041 at East Carolina.

-Dragons well-rested, prepared
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TU Notebook- Charging up the kickers

Callaway says offense needs to be more productive
Birmingham News

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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Fletcher's competitive fire should burn in Idaho
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UTEP may have settled on QB but still has issues on defense

BEST MAN
  Fletcher or Johnson?

Biloxi Herald Sun

UCF leads C-USA in ticket sales
  UCF is on pace to set a school single-season football attendance record in its $54 million on-campus stadium.

Orlando Sentinel

Rice QB Clement struggling to regain 2006 form
Houston Chronicle

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Kicking woes have West rethinking
 
 With his team being the only one among 119 in Division 1-A without at least one field goal, University of Memphis coach Tommy West may try something different when a fourth-and-short situation arises Thursday.
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Tiger basketball players to be in court Thursday
 
 Taggart, Robinson face charges in Beale brawl

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Herd looks for shot of confidence
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Memphis defense shell-shocked in loss to UCF
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For Herd, latest injury news not so bad

Another freshman could play for Herd
Beckley Register Herald

From the El Paso Times
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SMU quarterback says he wants shot at UTEP
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Mustangs struggle to break losing trend

Women's Soccer Notebook
ConferenceUSA.com

September 25, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
-C-USA Football Notebook

  Seven Conference USA football games are on tap this weekend, with three to be televised nationally and one regionally. League favorite Southern Miss will travel to Boise, Idaho on Thursday to battle Boise State on ESPN at 6:30 p.m. CST to kick off the weekend.

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C-USA Football Coaches' Press Conference Quotes- Week Five
-C-USA Volleyball Notebook
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Tulane Baseball Begins Fall Practice Tuesday At Turchin Stadium

Conference USA conference roundup
College Football News

From the Orlando Sentinel
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O'Leary not afraid of overconfidence
  UCF Coach George O'Leary won't treat it any differently in the preparation department, but on paper at least this week's home matchup with Louisiana-Lafayette seems heavily skewed in the Knights' favor.

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Coach happy with UCF

Snyder- Herd must work on selves
 
Both Marshall coach Mark Snyder and Memphis’ Tommy West say their teams have to work on themselves more so than worry about their opponents.

Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Time waits for no program

 
Down but hardly out, Marshall University football is settling into a must-have break. Excuse Memphis, meanwhile, if it struggles to keep days of the week and upcoming opponents straight.

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MU Notebook- Marshall locker room looking more like an emergency room

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Herd must quit beating itself to see some success

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Former Capital standout makes most of his opportunity on Marshall's reeling ‘D'

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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West says Tigers' troubles are fixable, especially on offense
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Hankins still Tigers starting QB

USM set to do the impossible
  At first glance, Southern Miss' game at Boise State on Thursday looks nearly impossible in terms of picking up a win against the darlings of the NCAA one year ago.

Biloxi Sun Herald

USM Football- Eagle O-line coach says they cut, don't chop
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Tulsa World
-Coach focuses on UAB
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TU Notebook- Clay leading the way

Injury bug strikes
  With just four returning starters back from last year, the UTEP defense began the season by starting over.

El Paso Times

Wave's QB Scelfo selected to start
  Tulane junior quarterback Scott Elliott left Saturday night's game against Southeastern to a chorus of boos at the Superdome, and sophomore Anthony Scelfo came in as his replacement.

New Orleans Times Picayune

September 24, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
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Tulane's Matt Forté Named Walter Camp Offensive Player Of The Week
-Women's Soccer Weekend Round-Up

From the Idaho Statesman
-Golden Eagles also have a winning tradition

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Scouting Southern Miss

Brown back practicing at USM
Hattiesburg American

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Southern Miss at Boise State
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USM Football- Blue Storm

The comforts of home
  U of M fans and officials get firsthand look at UCF's newly constructed and privately financed on-campus stadium

Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Coach happy with UCF
  A tough four-game stretch in October that includes trips to rival USF and preseason Conference USA East Division favorite Southern Miss is just a few weeks down the road.

-UCF 56, Memphis 20 | Looking back

Much-needed rest coming up for Herd
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Much more to come
  Tulsa, fresh off a 41-point loss to No. 3 Oklahoma, still has plenty to play for this season.

Tulsa World

SMU is under pressure
Dallas Morning News

Miners take care of business
El Paso Times

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Tulane bracing for LSU
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TU's Forté snags Walter Camp offensive award