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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

October 21, 2007

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: ECU-NCSU Game Center
-Myatt: State reasserts itself after bye
-O'Brien:
Pirates stumble in unfamiliar role
-BVL:
ECU-NCSU Box Score
-BVL:
Conference USA Standings, Scores, Schedule
BVL Audio:
Skip Holtz post-game remarks

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Fall To Wolfpack, 34-20
-Kobe Earns 400th Career Victory
 
Pirates swim past NC State and William & Mary to give coach historic win

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-No late rally for Pirates
 
Evans passes for 335 yards as N.C. State keeps Pirates at bay

-Pirates' turnovers turn into touchdowns for N.C. State
-Tame 3rd quarter costly for Pirates
-ECU, PCMH bring people to Greenville
-Police busy due to game

East Carolina's miscues hurt Pirates' cause Saturday
Rocky Mount Telegram

Wolfpack pull the upset in Greenville
Kinston Free Press

Wolfpack gets best of Pirates
Washington Daily News

Wolfpack sinks ECU
New Bern Sun Journal

Wolfpack pillages Pirates' win streak
Goldsboro News Argus

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Wolfpack comes up big
-Early lethargy troubles Pirates
-Key Play
-Pack gets timely takeaways in win
-Photo Gallery- N.C. State 34, ECU 20
-Video- Talking with Tudor from Greenville
-Video- Post-game reaction from O'Brien and Evans
-The Pack wanted, needed this one more

Wolfpack beats ECU
Durham Herald Sun

N.C. State pulls it together to upset ECU
Fayetteville Observer

A Breakthrough- N.C. State holds on to beat East Carolina 34-20 for its first win over major-college team this year
Winston Salem Journal

Pack basks in victory on rival's home field
Wilmington Star News

Wolfpack Leads ECU Start to Finish, Wins 34-20
gopack.com

Observations | N.C. State @ ECU
Charlotte Observer

October 20, 2007
Pirate Gameday
Sweetest Day

From Bonesville.net
-Monroe: Kevin's Keys to the Game
WNCT: TOT (Greg Hudson, Todd Fitch, Kirk Doll, et al)

Pirate Gameday
-Pirate athletic event calendar
ECU All Access

FOOTBALL
NC State @ East Carolina
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium at East Carolina University - Greenville, NC
TV: CSTV - 4:30 PM EDT
XM channel 192
Sirius channel n/a
Weather.com Gameday Forecast: North Carolina State @ East Carolina

WNCT (Live Pregame and Postgame coverage)
ISP-PSN list of affiliates

From ecupirates.com
-Fans Get First Look At The 2007-08 East Carolina Basketball Teams
-Women's Soccer Shuts Out Houston 3-0
-League Leader Marshall Outlasts Volleyball 3-1

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU's crowded house
 
More than 43,000 fans awaiting today's game vs. N.C. State

-Pack presents welcomed change
-The Joke's on State
-Law enforcement officials up game-day patrols
-'Mr. Belding' rallies the Pirates
 
Fan Jam introduces basketball teams

-Former basketball coach's spouse named to ECU post
 
East Carolina University Chancellor Steve Ballard has hired Karen Stokes as his new chief of staff.

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Game on in Greenville
 
The Pack and Pirates play for the seventh time since the game that nearly ended the series. N.C. senators and ADs at ECU, NCSU and UNC ensured the area's teams would keep playing

-Preview- N.C. State at East Carolina
-ECU goes for sweep
-1987 matchup left mark on one man
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Non-BCS schools favor shootouts

There's no love lost between Pack, Pirates
 
ECU has won 3 straight at home against ACC teams

Winston Salem Journal

Reeling N.C. State invades Dowdy-Ficklen for duel with Pirates
New Bern Sun Journal

BAD-BLOOD RIVALS
Greensboro News-Record (AP)

From the Charlotte Observer
-ECU safety isn't playing for revenge
-Today's Games

Pirates’ Wilson in a ‘hurry’ to improve
  C.J. Wilson is not only giving quarterbacks nightmares, but he’s causing havoc with opposing kickers as well.

Washington Daily News

Part-time Rivals Meet in Greenville
  NC State and East Carolina don't belong to the same conference, nor do they play one another every season. But when the Wolfpack and Pirates do meet on the gridiron, the word "rivalry" is frequently used to describe the match-up.

gopack.com

Notebook- State Heads to Greenville
scout.com

Short-Fused Rivalry
Burlington Times News

Garrard brings Jags from controversy to contention
NFL.com

October 19, 2007
Paint it Purple Friday

From Bonesville.net
-Gold: Nuggets of Gold
Family feuds need sweetened pots
WNCT: TOT (Ann Coulter, Kevin Monroe)
WNCT: Pirate Insider

From ecupirates.com
-Women's Soccer Returns Home To Face Houston
 
The East Carolina women's soccer squad returns to Bunting Field this Friday, Oct. 19 for a 4:00 p.m. contest against C-USA foe Houston.

-Purple-Gold Fan Jam Set To Celebrate The New Basketball Season
 
Fans will have the opportunity to get their first glimpse of the 2007-08 East Carolina University men and women's basketball teams Friday, October 19 as a part of the Purple-Gold Fan Jam.

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Family ties
 
ECU coach Skip Holtz is no stranger to Wolfpack

-Upset in Raleigh fueled rivalry
 
The football rivalry between East Carolina University and North Carolina State wasn't born on Sept. 5, 1987, but that night certainly intensified it.

-OPINION- Wolfpack feeling effects of former coach

‘Big Gain’ Dwayne shining for ECU
 
 Dwayne Harris just seems to make big gains every time he touches the ball.

Washington Daily News

From wral.com
-The Pack and the Pirates, and More

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O'Brien, Pack Embrace ECU Rivalry

Holtz Sr. weighs in on ECU
 
 Series with State all about location

Raleigh News & Observer

Gary Hahn's Scouting Report: East Carolina
gopack.com

N.C. State at East Carolina
Athlon Sports

State Versus ECU
Wilmington Star-News

Wolfpack to travel to Greenville for second time in series history
N.C. State University Technician

ACC Week 8 Predictions
 
Worse than just being 1-5, NC State hasn’t been competitive this season, and didn’t appear to be making strides heading into last week’s bye.

College Football News

Heppe hasn't given up on season
 
N.C. State will battle ECU in 'bad blood' game in Greenville

Winston Salem Journal

Traffic Issues for East Carolina Football Game
wnct.com

Podcast: Oct. 15 - UTEP vs. E.Carolina recap
El Paso Times

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

October 18, 2007

From Bonesville.net
-Myatt: View from the 'ville
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Pirates the target in redefined rivalry

WNCT: TOT (Actor Dennis Haskins, Sen. Fred Smith)

Linkmeister Note: ECU ranks eighth in the country in turnover margin at plus-10, aided by 19 takeaways after seven games.

From ecupirates.com
-Terry Holland Named One Of The 100 Most Influential Sports Educators
 
East Carolina University Director of Athletics Terry Holland has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators by the Institute for International Sport.

-Lind Named C-USA Golfer-of-the-Week
 
Pirates Move Up One Spot To No. 22 In Golfweek National Rankings

-Chrissy Roberts Inducted Into The Eastern Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Gaining perspective
 
Wiser Williams making most of senior season

-Sailing with the flagships

 
ECU's Ballard: Keeping up with the 'Joneses' not a priority

-Greenville business owners seeing green in purple and red weekend
-Roberts, ECU fete female graduates

ECU's Palmer to face Pack with no regrets
 
Doug Palmer, a sophomore, is in his first season as starting offensive right guard for the Pirates, originally signed a national letter-of-intent to play for the Wolfpack.

Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Kass makes a comeback
 
QB lost starting job and grandmother this fall -- but never his faith.

-Blackbeard: A cannon in crust

ECU has no motivation problem
 
Wounded Wolfpack next for Pirates at home

New Bern Sun Journal

From the East Carolinian
-Throw down Saturday at "Rowdy-Dowdy"

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Bad manners at football games: Who started it?
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Pirates win late-night thriller
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Pirates slap around Seahawks in preparation for N.C. State
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Cokie Roberts featured as keynote speaker for centennial celebration

Emotional week catches up to Kass
 
 long, emotional week may have taken its toll on East Carolina’s starting quarterback.

Washington Daily News

From wral.com
-ECU's Kass Makes the Most of His Second Chance
ECU Quarterback Faints During Interview

The Rivalry Between N.C. State and ECU
-A Quiet Commitment For East Carolina

 
The East Carolina Pirate got a quiet commitment from Jordan-Matthews' Anthony Garner a few weeks ago.

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N.C. State (1-5) at East Carolina (4-3)

Q & A- East Carolina offensive tackle Josh Coffman
N.C. State University Technician

North Carolina State (1-5) at East Carolina (4-3)
Kansas City Star

Skip Holtz on Mark Packer's Southern Fried Football Show (12:25)
WGHB

October 17, 2007
Mulligan Day

From Bonesville.net
-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 323
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‘Rivalry’ lacking more than luster

WNCT: TOT (Jimmy Bass, Joe McLaughlin)
WNCT: Tuesday Tailgate (Todd Fitch)

From ecupirates.com
-Pirate GameDay Central
 
East Carolina will close out its 2007 non-conference schedule when it welcomes North Carolina State to a sold-out Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Saturday.

-Pirate Golfers Claim UNCG-Starmount Fall Classic Title
-Men's Golf Concludes Fall Season At Southbridge Intercollegiate
-Live Online Video Streaming Available for NC State Game

The time is now for Crowell
 
For Juwon Crowell, Saturday night might have been just beginning of something he's waited for his entire college career. There is still plenty of time for more memories.

Greenville Daily Reflector

ECU Expands ACC Track Record
wral.com

More than a game
 
The last time these two teams played in Greenville, 50,092 fans packed their way into Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The East Carolina Pirates took a 23-6 win over the N.C. State Wolfpack in front of that stadium-record crowd on Nov. 20, 1999.

Washington Daily News

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Area players help ECU rally for overtime football victory
-Wolfpack will try for a fresh start Saturday
  N.C. State will hit road to play East Carolina

Sammy Batten: ECU lands a Paulk of its own
 
Leonard Paulk, who won’t turn 17 until November, is the seventh player committed to the Pirates but is the first out-of-state player to join the class.

Fayetteville Observer

Eskridge earns CUSA honor
Shelby Star

October 16, 2007
National Boss Day

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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"Pulmonary Pirates" live on the edge
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz Monday press luncheon
-BVL Photo:
Sun Bowl Shocker
WNCT: TOT (Denny O'Brien, Dr. Beverly Reep)
WNCT: Brian Bailey Show (Steve Shankweiler)

Linkmeister Recruiting Note: Last week Richland (SC) Northeast DB Leonard Paulk (5-11, 180) committed to East Carolina. Paulk is the brother of USC linebacker Rodney Paulk. (from the Charleston Post and Courier)

From ecupirates.com
-Lady Pirates Set School Record At UNCG-Starmount
-Men's Golf In Third Place After Two Rounds At Southbridge Intercollegiate
-Eskridge Named C-USA Defensive Player-of-the-Week
-Live Online Video Streaming Available for NC State Game

Pirates playing for a ‘division, state title’
 
East Carolina notched a win over North Carolina, now want to beat the Wolfpack

New Bern Sun Journal

ECU is in Great Position ... And is South Carolina Really a Top 10
wral.com

Holtz: Win over Wolfpack would build respect
Kinston Free Press

O'Brien- Pirates a Confident Team
 
NC State head coach Tom O'Brien discusses the upcoming game against East Carolina with the media.

scout.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-A rivalry renewed
 
Holtz expecting good performance from well-rested Wolfpack

-ECU swim team dives in to clean up

N.C. State resumes rivalry with ECU
Fayetteville Observer

Pack more than just another nonleague foe
Winston-Salem Journal (AP)

Kiper- Hawkins turning into Cal's go-to receiver
 
If there is one thing the NFL can never seem to get enough of, it's speed, and there are two Conference USA seniors who are not lacking in that area: East Carolina RB Chris Johnson and Houston WR Donnie Avery.

ESPN.com

MID-MAJOR MONDAY IS ALL ABOUT THE O
Sunday Morning Quarterback

October 15, 2007
National Grouch Day

From Bonesville.net
-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 322
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Defense keeps ECU vulnerable

-O'Brien:
Denny O'Brien's Harris BCS Poll Ballot
-BVL:
Initial 2007 Bowl Championship Series Standings

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-One patient Pirate
 
Crowell picks perfect time to haul in 1st career TD catch

-Rolling with life's punches

 
Over the last couple of months, East Carolina quarterback Rob Kass has seen life from many different angles, not all of them comfortable or happy.

Texas shootout
 
East Carolina proved it can win a shootout in the wild, wild west twice.

New Bern Sun Journal

Crazy night ends with heartbreak for UTEP
El Paso Times

Determined Kass, ECU refuse to lose
Fayetteville Observer (AP)

The Fifth Quarter
 
NC State visits East Carolina (4:30 pm, CSTV) on Saturday. It will be interesting to see what alterations the Wolfpack made during its week off

Wilmington Star News

2007 Bowl Projections ... Oct. 14
  Predicting and projecting the possible post-season matchups.

College Football News

Pirates Nearly Complete Rally, But Fall To UAB 3-1
ecupirates.com

Jones-Drew, Garrard shine in balanced offense
Orlando Sentinel

With Coleman back, Falcons' starting D-line intact
ABC local

 

October 21, 2007

Gamecocks `embarrassed'
Charlotte Observer

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Vanderbilt stuns USC
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That 70s show- Clemson wallops Central Michigan

Clemson 70, Central Michigan 14- Harper stars as Tigers romp
Anderson Independent-Mail

From the Winston Salem Journal
-WFU races past Navy
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Georgia Southern edges Appalachian

Cavs make it seven in a row
The Virginian Pilot

Turnovers cost Terriers in loss to Elon
Spartanburg (SC) Herald Journal

October 20, 2007

Transition trying for Wolfpack
Fayetteville Observer

QBs at heart of Wolfpack's struggles
Durham Herald-Sun

NC State prepares for a new beginning
Greensboro News-Record

NCSU Goal- End Groundhog Day
wral.com

Gamecocks roll into second half
 
The University of South Carolina begins the second half of its Southeastern Conference today knowing one thing for certain: Win out and the Gamecocks are the Eastern Division champions.

Greenville (SC) News

From the Anderson Independent-Mail
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Passion is still very real for Sam Wyche
-Gameday- Vandy vs. USC
-Gameday- Central Michigan vs. Clemson

Phoenix on the rise
 
Another Southern Conference football game for Wofford, another matchup against a contender for the championship.

Spartanburg Herald-Journal

ARKANSAS AT MISSISSIPPI - Thompson doing what he does best
Arkansas Democrat Gazette

From the Winston Salem Journal
-ASU rested, ready for SC stretch run
-CONFUSION- NCAA created a mess by changing names of its football divisions

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Wake Forest at Navy

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Virginia at Maryland
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Canes hit hard in loss
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New football league still eyeing Triangle

Gordon wins Martinsville pole instead of inheriting it in the rain
Charlotte Observer

October 19, 2007

O'Brien now stuck cleaning up the final trick Amato left with the Pack
Rocky Mount Telegram

Bulls' Run Over
 
Ray Rice runs for 181 yards, and a stifling Rutgers defense dashes South Florida's national title hopes.

Tampa Tribune

Clarifying parity in college football
 
Everybody seems to be suggesting the cause for all the college football upsets this year can be traced back to an NCAA decision 16 years ago to reduce football scholarships.

Greenville (SC) News

Q&A with John Bond - ex-Army offensive coordinator, current Ga Tech OC
Hudson Valley (NY) Times Herald-Record

College Football Notebook | Boston College exceeds expectations
Seattle Times

Clemson braces for aerial attack
Anderson Independent

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Gamecocks plan to get Mitchell on the field this week

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Redshirt an option for Korn, Clemson
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Terriers scoring from farther out

From the Winston Salem Journal
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Deacs' Justice leads by example
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Panthers' Beason could be more than a backup

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Degand ready to go

 
Pack hosts open practices tonight.

-Fake turf watered as supplies dry up

 
Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are watering the synthetic turfs used by their field hockey teams

October 18, 2007

Replacing Philip
 
N.C. State finding things difficult at quarterback during the post-Rivers era

Rocky Mount Telegram

Beck might not go against ECU
Wilmington Star-News

Hurricane gets shot to start for Pack
Durham Herald-Sun

Miami, FSU woes proof of parity
Charlottesville Daily Progress

CAA bids to show still more progress
Washington Times

Thompson Guiding Improved Ole Miss Defense
 
Arkansas native John Thompson has made so many stops in his long and winding career it has, admittedly, made him dizzy.

Springdale (AR) Morning News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Ahead of the Class- Defensive end Thompson is the rare Wake Forest player who wasn't redshirted as a freshman

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College-Football Notebook
 
Coach Wannstedt suffers a leg injury

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Carr says he should start against Colts

From the Anderson Independent
-South Carolina QB Mitchell expects to see playing time
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Clemson hopes spread offense provides spark

‘Sore’ Korn might remain on the shelf
 
NCAA dictates backup QB must sit out if case for injury waiver is to be made

Columbia (SC) State

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Packers' Robinson reinstated
-ACC Blog: Conference Call- Oct. 17

Overnight sensation South Florida a title contender
 
Using Kansas State's remarkable turnaround as his blueprint, Leavitt built the Bulls, who joined Division IA in 2003.

USA Today

South Florida's rise a blueprint for Monarchs
The Virginian Pilot

October 17, 2007

From the Greenville (SC) News
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Clemson focused on strong finish
-USC builds on becoming bowl-eligible

Irrational buzz for fans of Cavs, Hokies
 
The bar is open, and yes, we have some happy-hour specials.

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Another look at the wacky ACC
Durham Herald-Sun

Culture has changed at Carolina
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Redskins report- Springs leaves team to be with ailing father
The Virginian Pilot

WVU-Rutgers one of two league games on ABC
Charleston (WV)
Daily  Mail

Greenberg happy for Leavitt
 
Seth Greenberg's current school is home to the No. 11 football team in the country...His last school, though, boasts the No. 2 team.

Roanoke Times

Intruder joins BCS's cozy table
Philadelphia Inquirer

If USF gets left out, maybe BCS will get booted
Sebastian (FL) Sun

UM, FSU in odd spot for rivalry
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacons starting to have some fun
 
Grobe says that losses in first two games had his players stressed out

-Socon Notebook- Improved Elon rolling, to battle Wofford next
-Mountaineers' Edwards likely to start Saturday

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-K gets down to business

 
Krzyzewski opens Duke's basketball practice to business leaders.

-Over the middle- it's a Catch-22
-Huskers call on Osborne for help
-Illini look to give Zook a contract extension

October 16, 2007

Second Half, A New Start
 
Murphy's Law was clearly at work during the first half of NC State's football season. When the second half begins Saturday at East Carolina, coach Tom O'Brien's Wolfpack would like to switch from Murphy's Law to the law of averages.

gopack.com

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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'Hurricane' Eugene gaining momentum
 
Jamelle Eugene always wanted to be the starting tailback at N.C. State. But not by a process of elimination, not because of injuries to Toney Baker and Andre Brown.

-Wolfpack's Beck may not play at ECU
 
N.C. State quarterback Harrison Beck is questionable for the Pack's game Saturday at East Carolina.

-Nebraska fires AD Pederson
-Mascot's gifts keep on giving
-Athletics reform losing traction
-NFL mulls holding a Super Bowl in London
-Canes try to stay in groove

'R’ word surfaces again
 
Just as it did when East Carolina played North Carolina this season, the question of whether this is a "rivalry" game has come up.

Greensboro News-Record

Pack search for answers after bye week
Rocky Mount Telegram

Wolfpack dwells on unacceptable
Burlington Times News

Wolfpack gets back to basics during week off
Wilmington Star News

O'Brien not one to second-guess
 
The team Tom O'Brien left is 7-0 and ranked No. 3 in the nation with Heisman Trophy contender Matt Ryan at quarterback.

Charlotte Observer

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Pack looking for relief at ECU
 
Make no mistake about it, N.C. State will be plenty motivated when it faces East Carolina on Saturday in Greenville.

-Hurricanes goalie Ward dropped 20 pounds in the off-season
-Tough road ahead for Eagles men's hoops
 
N.C. Central opened men's basketball practice Monday night at McLendon-McDougald Gym, and Coach Henry Dickerson's Eagles are going to have to learn quickly.

USC Report- Spurrier to shake up offensive line
Greenville (SC) News

Hampton University-S.C. State will be televised
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Gardner-Webb irked by Wofford
 
Wofford's play-calling in the fourth quarter of its 52-17 football win Saturday at Gibbs Stadium angered some on the opposing sideline.

Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Around Campus: PAC pushes UNC agenda
The Daily Tar Heel

October 15, 2007

From the Anderson Independent
-Halfway home, college football has been manic fun
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USC ranked No. 6 in first BCS standings; Georgia ranked No. 20

U.Va., Va. Tech aren't ranked high, but they're on the BCS list
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Late Hits

 
Postgame observations on college football.

-UNC postgame clipboard
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New cast at Barton begins title defense
 
Injuries afflict D-II basketball champs.

Spurrier makes sure UNC-CH fans haven’t forgotten
Fayetteville Observer

From the Greenville (SC) News
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Spurrier glad he went conservative against UNC-CH
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The college football season really begins

Little steps up for the Tar Heels in loss Saturday
Durham Herald-Sun

Bad day for Moss, soggy loss to Packers
Hampton Roads Daily Press

The old man and the D
 
Early last week, Vinny Testaverde turned down a job offer from Arizona, then accepted one from Carolina.

Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Boise St wins the highest scoring game ever
College Football News

 

October 21, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Oct. 20 Football Roundup

 
Kevin Smith ran for 170 yards and four touchdowns to lead UCF to a 44-23 victory over Tulsa, while Matt Forte' rushed for a Conference USA record 342 yards and four touchdowns in leading Tulane to a 41-34 overtime win at SMU.

-Houston Rolls to Big Win over UAB on Saturday
-Forte's C-USA Record 340 Rushing Yards Lead Tulane to Wild OT Win at SMU
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Tulane Spoils SMU Comeback in 41-34 OT Loss
-UCF Shuts Down Tulsa 44-23

Marshall looks for breakthrough on national TV
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Marshall hosts Eagles in rare Sunday night game
Beckley Register Herald

Golden Eagles on TV tonight
Hattiesburg American

USM attempts to keep pace in division race
Mobile Register

USM AIMS TO KEEP MARSHALL WINLESS
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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SOUTHERN MISS AT MARSHALL
 
Eagles, Herd rely heavily on tight ends

-Keys for Southern Miss

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Look out for...
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Q&A- Corky Palmer

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd sets sights on Golden Eagles tonight

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Gonzaga transfer a fast learner on and off the court

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Chin-up Herd tackles Southern Mississippi tonight
-Marshall-Southern Miss capsule

From the Houston Chronicle
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UH coasts past UAB for 49-10 road win
-Rice can't find a hero to get it past Memphis
-C-USA- Central Florida routs Tulsa

Tigers wake up offense to outshoot Owls on the road
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Turnover-prone Blazers have no answers for Houston attack
Birmingham News

UCF is back in C-USA title hunt
Orlando Sentinel

Mistakes cost TU in loss
Tulsa World

Tulane overtakes SMU in OT
New Orleans Time Picayune

From the Dallas Morning News
-SMU's season continues to crumble

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Sanders delivers in words and actions

October 20, 2007

2007 Midseason Report - Conference USA
College Football News

From the Birmingham News
-CONFERENCE USA PREVIEW

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Blazers will need turnovers to overturn Houston

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH's Briles impressed with UAB
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Rice wants to reconnect with old pal- running game

Tigers aim for strong finish to turn around season's momentum
Memphis Commercial Appeal

University of Central Florida football team hoping for a happy homecoming
 
Knights will try to bounce back from two tough road losses against Tulsa

Florida Today

Golden Hurricane facing mostly road games for rest of the season
NewsOK.com

From the Tulsa World
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TU revisits excitement of title win
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TU Notebook- Safer path

Tulane-SMU preview
 
SMU, Tulane desperate for win

Dallas Morning News

TULANE INSIDER
New Orleans Times Picayune

From ConferenceUSA.com
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Three C-USA Football Players Named Midseason All-America by College Football News
-Oct. 19 Women's Soccer Round-Up'

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP kicker gives Miners a leg up
-Web site gives Miners high marks
 
Conference USA's "game of the year" so far...UTEP's loss to East Carolina

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
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Southern Miss has fallen short of expectations
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Southern Miss holds to high standards

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-C-USA notebook- Coverage tests on the horizon for Herd
-Wynn emerging as receiving threat for Herd

Fletcher already record setter
Beckley Register Herald

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Southern Miss is old school

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Herd needs a healthy dose of experience
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Southern Miss will try to ground up Marshall

From the Hattiesburg American
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ESPN airs piece on USM's Easterling
-Eagles' Johnson makes plays

 
Southern Miss senior Chris Johnson has become the go-to wide receiver that Golden Eagle quarterbacks have depended on this season.

Eagles can't look past Herd
 
The Herd is hardly thundering these days in Huntington, W.Va.

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

October 19, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
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Men's Basketball Television Schedule Announced
 
More than 40 nationally-televised men's basketball games are scheduled to feature Conference USA teams during the 2007-08 season.

-C-USA Women's Basketball Set To Air on ESPN2 and CSTV
-Tulane Travels To Dallas For Weekend Showdown At SMU
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UAB Closes Practice Week On High Note

From the College Football News
-Previews and Predictions for the Week 8 C-USA Games

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Previews and Predictions for the Week 8 Confeference USA Games, Part 2

Conference-USA Football Notebook
Athlon Sports

Around Conference USA - Basketball
USA Today

From the Orlando Sentinel
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UCF notches second sellout of the season
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Time's up if UCF doesn't beat Tulsa
 
After two consecutive embarrassing road losses -- 52-38 to East Carolina and 64-12 to USF -- UCF is suddenly starting to look like a very bad football team.

Stakes high as Tulsa comes back to Orlando
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

From the Tulsa World
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Offense wins in C-USA
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TU Notebook- Back in action

Young keeps eyes on prize
 
Senior QB hopes to lead USM to C-USA title

Biloxi Sun Herald

Young receiving corps growing up
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Marshall in sight
Hattiesburg American

Marshall's Passmore gets more touches
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Booster donates 40-foot tower
 
Looking ahead: ESPN's bowl projections now have UTEP falling out off the Conference USA title game. Mark Schlabach projects UTEP to play Colorado in the Texas Bowl, with East Carolina beating Tulsa for the C-USA championship. Ivan Maisel has UTEP playing Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl with Tulsa bgeating East Carolina for the C-USA championship.

El Paso Times

West wants QBs to use legs, too
Memphis Commercial Appeal

With Alridge, Avery, UH offense hard to stop
Houston Chronicle

SMU can't escape death penalty
New Orleans Times-Picayune

October 18, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
-ECU's Chrissy Roberts Inducted into EKU Athletics Hall of Fame

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UCF's dos Santos Named to Soccer Buzz National Elite Team of the Week
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Men's Golf Notebook
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Women's Golf Notebook
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USM Football Dodges Rain as they Continue Practice for Marshall This Sunday
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Cougar Football Daily Practice Report

Southern Miss FB Raines suspended for Marshall game
Biloxi Sun Herald

USM football- Sunday nights OK with Bower
 
The grand experiment, ESPN's decision to slam college football, face first, up against the NFL on Sunday nights, continues for a second consecutive season.

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Herd battles more than Eagles on Sunday
 
Marshall's home crowd could be very small

Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

MU indoor practice facility plans back on table
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Snyder’s confidence in Kitchens paying off
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Play of the offensive line will be key Sunday
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Marshall, Southern Miss game will pit two of the country's top tight ends

Memphis isn't blue over off-court problems
USA Today

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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West stays positive for 2nd half
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Tiger football notebook
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Calipari gives sharpshooting Mack green light

Freshman gives Blazers Edge as offensive tackle
Birmingham News

Future in focus as Tulane returns to Dallas
Dallas Morning News

UCF players pick up pace at practice
Orlando Sentinel

Headed for the record books
 
Whether Paul Smith deserves a place in the University of Tulsa's football pantheon is a matter of opinion. The numbers speak for themselves.

Tulsa World

Conference Power Rankings
 
All 11 leagues can claim to be No. 1 in something ...

SI.com

Terry Bowden loves college game
 
There's a growing disenchantment among UCF supporters with Knights head coach George O'Leary, with some fans eyeing Bowden.

Florida Today

Sun Belt weighs bowl options
 
For the second year in a row, the Sun Belt Conference is sitting at a 3 - 3 record against Conference USA.

Sidelines Online (MTSU)

October 17, 2007

2007 Midseason Report - Conference USA
 
The best Conference USA players, coaches, surprises of the midseason and more. Scroll down for predictions for every team and every game.

College Football News

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Swimming & Diving Notebook

-UH Football Daily Practice Report
-Blazers Hit The Field To Prepare For Upcoming Game Versus Houston
-Tulane Baseball Battles To 2-2 Tie In Eighth Fall Ball Scrimmage

From the Tulsa World
-C-USA- Notebook

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C-USA- Game of the Week
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TU Football Notebook

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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Offense is all rage this fall
 
Good offenses. Bad defenses. A little or a lot of both.

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Hopson returns to routine
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USM Football: Reaves settles in at QB while Young heals

From the Houston Chronicle
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At 1-5, Owls need to duplicate late run of 2006
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Texas Sports Hall of Fame selects UH coach Briles
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UH NOTEBOOK- Avery racks up awards after piling up yards

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Finally, Herd has a chance to defend a ‘normal’ offense
-Snyder- Sunday night game a nice change of pace for Herd

Herd trying to patch leaky secondary
Charleston (WV)
Daily  Mail

Eagles bring conventional offense to Marshall Sunday
Beckley Register Herald

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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With no plan, U of M has no chance
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Tigers force turnovers, seldom score off them
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Two-a-day practices tire Tigers
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How do you say 'press' in Chinese?
 
When one of John Calipari's players fails to follow directions during a practice, he'll often ask whether he accidentally started coaching in Italian. It's a joke, of course, but for Cui Wanjun, it's starting to ring true.

Memphis Tigers go global and look toward China
ESPN.com

Top 10 excuses why USF killed UCF Saturday
Orlando Sentinel

Youth, depth still a problem for Blazers
Birmingham News

SMU to face one of nation's top RBs
 
SMU will face one of the most dangerous running backs in the country Saturday in Tulane's Matt Forte.

Dallas Morning News

SECOND THE MOTION
New Orleans Times Picayune

October 16, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
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C-USA Football Notebook
 
Eleven Conference USA football teams are in action this weekend as one non-conference game and five league games are on the schedule. In televised action on Saturday, N.C. State visits East Carolina at 3:30 p.m. CST on CSTV, followed by SMU hosting Tulane at 7:00 p.m. CST on FSN Southwest.

-C-USA Football Coaches' Press Conference Quotes- Week Eight
-Coach Tommy West Press Luncheon Quotes - October 15, 2007
-C-USA Volleyball Notebook

Around Conference USA - Football
USA Today

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

From the El Paso Times
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Miners happy with bye week
-Kicker gets special teams player of the week honor

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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C-USA commissioner visits MU
 
Banowsky talks rivalries, parity and scheduling

-Momentum back with Southern Miss

Small- 'We know we're a good team'
 
Marshall keeps spirits up during losing streak

Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

Parity rules C-USA and the nation
 
It almost seems as though nobody wants to be No. 1 in college football.

Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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USM Football- Reaves settles in at QB while Young heals
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Assistant Hopson to miss 2nd week

HOT HAND
 
Stephen Reaves will remain the starting quarterback at Southern Miss following a 28-7 win over SMU.

Biloxi Sun Herald

SMU's Bennett not worried about job
 
With SMU (1-5) on a four-game losing streak and 0-2 in Conference USA, coach Phil Bennett's job status may be in question. SMU would have to win five of its final six games to even have a chance at a bowl bid, which was the stated goal for this season.

Dallas Morning News

Rice coach likes offense's output against UH
Houston Chronicle

Hankins back in starting role
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Potent Hurricane quite a challenge
Orlando Sentinel

From the Tulsa World
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Jokes, jukes his forte
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TU Notebook- High-powered offense

October 15, 2007

From the El Paso Times
-Miners' season still intact

 
Between Tulsa, SMU and the Pirates, the Miners should feel lucky to go 2-1 after three consecutive games decided on the final play.

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Miner notes- UTEP finds itself on other end of SMU win
 
UTEP finds itself on other end of SMU win: For those who didn't see the overtime against SMU, the game was a photo negative of the loss to East Carolina.

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Houston's Donnie Avery Named Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week

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Women's Soccer Weekend Round-Up
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Tulane Baseball Continues Learning Curve In Three Weekend Scrimmages

USM football- Southern Miss at Marshall
Jackson Clarion Ledger

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-It’s time for Herd to take some risks
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Herd defense delivered during second half

Knights must pick up the pieces quickly
 
Only a few minutes had passed after UCF's 64-12 loss against USF on Saturday when Knights Coach George O'Leary walked into the quiet locker room and stood in the middle of his humbled and battered team.

Orlando Sentinel

Blazers brush off injuries
 
The subject of injuries is generally taboo around UAB football coach Neil Callaway during the week of a game.

Birmingham News

Wave's Toledo ready to shake things up
 
Still fuming from Saturday night's loss at Alabama-Birmingham, Tulane Coach Bob Toledo forced himself to review the game tape.

New Orleans Times Picayune

Close games risky biz
 
Todd Graham said before Conference USA play began that he expected to play in plenty of close football games.

Tulsa World

Deep, athletic Tigers preparing to press more than ever
 
John Calipari had spent two years forging the University of Memphis' identity as an up-tempo, running-and-pressing program. Then, in the game that mattered above all the others -- the game that could send the Tigers to the Final Four -- he flinched.

Memphis Commercial Appeal