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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

November 25, 2007

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: ECU-Tulane Game Center
-Myatt:
Waikiki may be beckoning
-O'Brien:
C.J. carves place among the greats
-BVL:
ECU-Tulane Box Score
-BVL:
Conference USA Standings, Scores, Schedule
BVL Audio:
Skip Holtz post-game remarks
WNCT: Game Day Countdown
-BVL:
Bulls scuttle Bucs

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Handle Green Wave, 35-12
-Lady Pirates Snap Skid, Defeat UMass 66-51
-Men's Basketball Falls To USF In First Road Game Of The Season

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU rides Wave to victory
 
East Carolina found its identity when it needed to most Saturday afternoon.

-Johnson responds to challenge
-Pirates awaiting word on bowl site
-ECU women get back in win column
-USF out shoots ECU
-ECU donates tickets to local agencies to help fill seats
 
East Carolina University athletics officials don't welcome empty seats at home football games. But for some local nonprofit agencies, the promise of a small holiday crowd at Saturday's home football game versus Tulane was an opportunity.

East Carolina runs over Tulane in regular-season finale
Fayetteville Observer

From the New Bern Sun-Journal
-Johnson runs wild in Pirates’ victory
-Matt Forte slowed by ECU’s defense

From the Kinston Free Press
-ECU routs Tulane, loses out on title game
-Waiting begins for the Pirates

From the Washington Daily News
-Aloha? ECU is bowl-bound
-Pirates ride Green Wave to victory

ECU deep-sixes Tulane
Raleigh News & Observer

ECU wins, shut out of title game
Charlotte Observer (AP)

Verdejo, Bulls still keeping up groove
 
East Carolina coach Mack McCarthy said his Pirates played "our best game," but the Bulls "had a lot of weapons

St Petersburg Times

Football Falls In Season Finale At East Carolina, 35-12
tulanegreenwave.com

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Green Wave errs, ebbs in defeat to Pirates
-BY THE NUMBERS
-BLOG: TULANE-In Game Recap

Pitcher passes on UNCW for Pirates
Wilmington Star-News

November 24, 2007

Monroe: Kevin's Keys to the Game
Bonesville.net

Pirate Gameday
-Pirate athletic event calendar
ECU All Access (video/audio)

FOOTBALL - Nov 24
Tulane @ East Carolina
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium at East Carolina University - Greenville, NC
TV: MASN - 1:00 PM EDT
XM channel n/a
Sirius channel n/a
Gameday Weather Forecast: weather.com

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

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates still have shot at conference title game as Wave rolls into town
-Tulane defense will throw new wrinkles at East Carolina today
-Pirates hope for better effort
-Too little, too late

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Green Wave hopes to play spoiler at Dowdy-Ficklen
-Williams' journey
-‘Dear Santa, I want a win’- ECU Pirates’ wish lists
-Forte makes waves

ECU understands its mission
Fayetteville Observer

Late Rally Falls Short as Winthrop Downs ECU 66-61
ecupirates.com

RUN AND DONE
New Orleans Times Picayune

Preview- Tulane at East Carolina
Raleigh News & Observer

A Quick ECU Preview
scout.com

Pirates hoping for a strong finish
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

Green Wave hopes Forte can stop skid
Biloxi Sun Herald

Petty's change paying off
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

November 23, 2007
Paint it Purple Friday
Black Friday

Pirate Gameday Weekend
-Pirate athletic event calendar
ECU All Access (video/audio)

FOOTBALL - Nov 24
Tulane @ East Carolina
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium at East Carolina University - Greenville, NC
TV: MASN - 1:00 PM EDT
XM channel n/a
Sirius channel n/a
Gameday Weather Forecast: weather.com

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

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates plan to continue two-QB system
-ECU women's basketball team hosts tournament
-Board to vote on $38 tuition, fee hike
-ECU officials mulling new health care rule

Pirates still feeling Marshall pain
 
East Carolina football coach Skip Holtz said early this week that he wanted his players to retain some of the sting inflicted by their 26-7 loss at Marshall on Nov. 10.

Kinston Free Press

Apathy a big Wave foe
New Orleans Times Picayune

Weekend preview- Big 12 showdowns loom large
 
A UCF loss would leave the door open for East Carolina to represent the East, but the Pirates would also have to prevail themselves at home against Tulane

USA Today

From the Washington Daily News
-Holtz lets players enjoy Thanksgiving
-Area stars have many reasons to be thankful

Mack a part of East Carolina's success
Fayetteville Observer

November 22, 2007
Thanksgiving Day (US)
MADDs Tie One On For Safety Holiday Ribbon Campaign (11/22-12/31)
Sagittarius Begins
Saint Cecilia Feast Day
Anniversary - Assassination of John F. Kennedy

From Bonesville.net
-Gold: Nuggets of Gold
'Tis the season
-BVL: Updated ECU Football Recruiting Thumbnails

Forte finds his way
 
Matt Forte has been leaving footprints all over the parishes of eastern Louisiana since childhood

Greenville Daily Reflector

Seniors ready for last regular season game
New Bern Sun Journal

From the Washington Daily News
-ECU will get a heavy load of Forte
-Pirates shuffle their way past Bishops

Year One Of Football's 'Toledo Era' Concludes On Saturday
 
As year one of the "Bob Toledo Era" comes to an end on Saturday at East Carolina, the Tulane University football team still has a lot to play for.

tulanegreenwave.com

Tulane (4-7) at East Carolina (6-5)
Raleigh News & Observer

Transfer Shaw gives Vikings another weapon
 
She signed a national letter of intent with East Carolina earlier this month and she plans to study medicine while playing basketball with the Pirates.

Columbia (SC) State

November 21, 2007
Pumpkin Pie Day
Tie One On Day
UN World Television Day
What Do You Love About America Day
World Hello Day
Ratification Day (North Carolina)

From Bonesville.net
-Batten: Football Recruiting Report
– 
Joshua Clark: football born and bred
-BVL:
Pirates shake off Battling Bishops
WNCT: Talk of the Town

From ecupirates.com
-Men's Basketball Tops NC Wesleyan by 19
-Icenhower Named C-USA Diver-of-the-Week
 
The weekly award is the sixth of Icenhower's career, her second honor in 2007-08

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU football team scatters for Thanksgiving
-Evening things up

ECU shoots 45 percent from field in win over NCWC
Rocky Mount Telegram

Fields powers East Carolina past NC Wesleyan
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

Division races tight with one week left
New Bern Sun Journal

Pirates hoping for some help
 
Despite a devastating loss to Marshall in its most recent game, East Carolina is focused on the future, not the past

Raleigh News & Observer

From the Washington Daily News
-Pirates guaranteed a bowl game
-Lady Pirates fall in final seconds to Panthers

Recruiting- ECU gets commitment from lineman
Fayetteville Observer

Green Wave gaining some steam a little late
 
Although they've won three of their past five games, it's painful for Tulane football players to look back on their season.

New Orleans Times Picayune

Jags' Garrard Doesn't Miss A Beat
WFtv.com

Falcons place Coleman, Lewis on IR
TSN.ca

Falcons lose defenders Coleman, Lewis for season - NFL
ESPN

November 20, 2007
Name Your PC Day

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
– 
Bowl-bound Pirates hobbling

BVL Audio:
Skip Holtz Monday press conference
WNCT: TOT (Walter Jones & Denny O'Brien)

From ecupirates.com
-Free Throws Cost Lady Pirates Again, Falling 72-70 To High Point
-Men's Basketball Welcomes NC Wesleyan To Minges Before Making First Road Trip
-Weekly Press Luncheon Quotes
-Swimming And Diving Teams Conclude Fall Semester Schedule

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Title still in sight
  Pirates host Green Wave in finale
-Late free throws go against Pirates
 
For the second straight game, late free throws doomed the East Carolina women's basketball team.

-ECU goes to D-III looking for a win
 
East Carolina's men's basketball team is dropping down a couple of divisions for tonight's game against D-III N.C. Wesleyan

-ECU Notes- Medical School adds cardiac specialist

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Forté, injured defense concern East Carolina’s Holtz
-Tough losses hope to motivate East Carolina
 
Every team goes through its share of tough stretches and heartbreakers. What makes a good team is how it bounces back.

Bishops headed to Greenville
Rocky Mount Telegram

Pirates still have slim hopes for Conference USA division title
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

Pirates will lean on seniors against the surging Green Wave
 
ECU needs help from veterans and UTEP to make conference championship

The East Carolinian

High Point Drops East Carolina, 72-70
HPU Panthers

Who are the best leaders?
Raleigh News & Observer

November 19, 2007
"Have a Bad Day" Day
Anniversary - Gettysburg Address (Abraham Lincoln)
Birthday - President James Garfield (12th President)

From Bonesville.net
-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 327
– 
Season defying all labels

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

ECU men get zoned out
 
East Carolina wants to run, but in its last two men's basketball losses, the offense has been stuck in quicksand for big chunks of the game.

Greenville Daily Reflector

Tough losses hope to motivate East Carolina
 
Every team goes through its share of tough stretches and heartbreakers. What makes a good team is how it bounces back.

New Bern Sun Journal

High Point Wraps Up Road Swing at East Carolina
HPU Panthers

Survey- College doping policies vary
 
Idaho, Texas, Iowa, Tennessee and East Carolina were the only schools to report catching an athlete using steroids in the past three years.

United Press International

Flames’ buzzer-beater burns Pirates
Washington Daily News

Liberty survives ECU in Greenville
Kinston Free Press

Garrard outduels Rivers
Raleigh News & Observer

Jags' Garrard shows his style on, off the field
Orlando Sentinel

Garrard Post Game Video
jaguars.com

 

November 25, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-No points, no win, no bowl for State
-Heels win by a Little
 
Given new life when Duke place-kicker Nick Maggio misses a 40-yard field-goal try at the end of regulation, the Tar Heels take advantage.

-Many missed chances hang over Roof's future

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Devils and Roof just couldn't finish Heels
-Missed kick a summary of Duke's season
-With players' support, Roof waits

State bowl hope gone
Greensboro News-Record

Mountaineers crush UConn, poised for BCS title shot
Charleston
Daily Mail

QB White keys WVU title ‘run’
Beckley Register Herald

Hokies take down rival Cavs
 
Ijjas is a former walk-on who transferred from East Carolina
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Hokies now seek to exorcise demons
 
With a 33-21 win over the rival Cavaliers, the Hokies punched their ticket to next weekend’s ACC championship game – and for a shot at revenge.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Anderson Independent
-No. 21 Clemson 23, USC 21- Last-second field goal lifts Tigers
-A change at the top isn't a valid issue for Clemson
-Fifth consecutive loss humbles Spurrier

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Mistakes haunt Gamecocks
-Tigers win by a toe
-Another game a lot like the other games -- Clemson wins, of course

From the Winston Salem Journal
-The Dream Won't Die- Late fumble helps ASU win 28-27 thriller
-Dominating Deacons slam 'Dores
-Tebow leads Gators to victory, enhances his Heisman chances
-CRAZY- Carr has been through a lot in his short time with the Panthers

Wofford rules the Big Sky
 
It was a Saturday afternoon drive in the snowy mountains of Montana that nobody at Wofford will ever forget. Six minutes, 69 yards, one chance to pull a remarkable victory.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Seniors' families reflect on careers
 
Ijjas is a former walk-on who transferred from East Carolina
St Petersburg Times

Seahawks ink strong recruits
Wilmington Star-News

November 24, 2007

College Football | Today's Carolinas Matchups
Charlotte Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-UNC-CH criticized for Davis' pay raise
-Judgment day- Wins would be huge for Duke, State
-Today gives Pack, Terps 'deja vu'

Rivalry takes center stage
Greenville (SC) News

November 23, 2007

Scenarios turn easy with a victory
 
In addition to pulling for USC to defeat Clemson, Gamecock fans should pull for the following 6-win teams to lose: East Carolina (to Tulane), ...
Columbia (SC) State

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack pulls it together
-NCSU high on O'Brien
-Stone not done giving to Pack

Fade at finish
 
Bobcats force OT, can't stay with Wizards

Charlotte Observer

It's good to be Butch
 
It must be great to be Butch Davis. People in unique places seem to really like him -- people at North Carolina, at Arkansas and, some say, at Texas A&M.

Durham Herald-Sun

Turnaround has some U.Va. fans feeling giddy
Hampton Roads Daily Press

November 22, 2007

Terriers in prime shape
 
New strength coach Wes Herlocker helped Wofford improve physical tools

Spartanburg Herald-Journal

What to be thankful for on this day
New Bern Sun Journal

From the Anderson Independent
-Listless Tigers hold off feisty Presbyterian, 74-57
-Clemson quietly confident about facing shaky USC defense

Spurrier apologizes for 'attitude' talk
 
University of South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said Wednesday he misspoke when he said his team's attitude "stinks," saying he meant that the effort "at times stinks."

Greenville (SC) News

Appalachian State downs Campbell
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Some food for thought- what football teams eat
 
Pete Dougherty has spent the past three days cooking 10 turkeys, 70 pounds of potatoes (Idaho and sweet) and four gallons of gravy. But he's still fairly certain of one thing: "I probably won't have any leftovers."

-Davis favors green
-UNC-CH agrees to sweeten Davis' contract
-N.C. State vs. Rider

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-UNC-CH gives Davis a raise
-Rough road to Saturday for Lenahan
-Wojo a proud papa in Hawaii
-Eagles get first D-I win over Tenn. Tech

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Roof says he expects to be back next season
-ASU's defense better be ready

November 21, 2007

WVU an even bet to reach BCS title game
Charleston Gazette

Coaches excited about bringing Hull aboard as new athletic director
Charleston Post Courier

Spotlight Has Faded, but Tragedy Still Motivating the Hokies
Washington Post

Rivals lower their fists, offer some helping hands
Columbia (SC) State

Spurrier puts SEC chase ahead of beating Clemson
Greenville (SC) News

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Attitude bothers Spurrier
-Searching for respect
 
Don't think the Wofford football team is sulking and complaining about being shipped out to Montana for the playoffs. That's as far from the truth as Missoula, Mont., is to Spartanburg.

CAA proves it's a football power
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Roof, Duke football might be better off ending this chapter
-Another win over Tar Heels may be big for Devils' coach
-No. 13 Duke gets a chance at a fourth Maui Invitational title
-Eagles finally get to play a game at home
-Canes look to build on lead

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Roof's focus- UNC-CH
-Ellington expands game to help Heels
-BCS might expand pool of at-large teams
-Canes switch jerseys

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Mountaineers plan to draw on success
-Grobe says (again) he'll be back
 
Coach: Annual rumors of job offers are proof that Wake Forest is on right path

-FALSE START- Beginning college-basketball season on Nov. 5 is bad idea for several reasons

Charlotte Bobcats rise to 6-4
Charlotte Observer

From the Roanoke Times
-Bowl options begin to narrow
-Hokies penning a blockbuster script

November 20, 2007

C of C to announce Hull as athletic director
 
East Carolina senior associate athletic director Jimmy Bass was a finalist

Charleston Post Courier

You Can't Fade Wake Forest
AOL Sports

From the Durham Herald-Dispatch
-Limping to the end
 
The good news today is that the college football season is nearly over around here. Dealing in reality can sometimes be disappointing, even painful depending on whether you coach for a living.

-O'Brien sees improvement, need for more
-Eagles gain respect in loss to Wake
-No. 13 Duke gets 83-61 victory over Princeton in Maui tournament

This is the one to circle
Hampton Roads Daily Press

U.Va. showing growth, a work in progress
The Virginian Pilot

Win would help USC secure bowl
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Blue field is OK with Pack WR
 
To qualify for a bowl game, State (5-6, 3-4 ACC) must beat Maryland (5-6, 2-5) on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium.

-Wolfpack basketball has some 'issues'

From the Beckley Register Herald
-Rod wants no part of BCS talk — yet
-WVU game is UConn’s biggest ever

From the Charlotte Observer
-Wallace helps Bobcats stifle Blazers
-Monmouth edges 49ers in OT
-Davidson team ranked for first time

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Spurrier dismisses new-job speculation
-Tigers hold USC’s bowl prospects
-Tigers may head to Gator Bowl

November 19, 2007

Top prospect to make big choice
 
Athlete Darius Spencer (5-10, 178) of Asheville, N.C., has been committed to East Carolina, but after making an unofficial visit to USC for the Florida game, Spencer said he will commit to the Gamecocks if his semester grades are good enough for his to qualify for the scholarship.

Columbia (SC) The State

Bowl eligibility no postseason guarantee for Gamecocks
Charleston Post Courier

Clemson, USC have plenty of motivation
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Blowouts Become Nailbiters
 
As terrible as the performance against Louisiana-Monroe was, it was not an isolated event.

rollbamaroll.com

Mountaineers third in BCS
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Privateers party at RBC
 
Upstart New Orleans shocks N.C. State on late 3-point basket

-Winthrop edges Georgia Tech
-Nothing a sure bet in this BCS season

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Privateers greet Towe, then stun Wolfpack
 
In its game against North Carolina State, the University of New Orleans was paying a visit to former coach Monte Towe.

-Miles might get offer he can't refuse
 
The math goes like this.

-Low home attendance concerns Hornets

Close won’t cut it much longer for Tigers, Bowden
Anderson Independent

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Maui no vacation for Devils
-NCCU set for first-ever meeting with Deacons

Johnson repeats as Nextel Cup champion
Fayetteville Observer

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-Ready for Cavs
-T.O. ruins Redskins' day

Panthers freeze up in Green Bay
Charlotte Observer

From the Winston Salem Journal
-UNC-CH's Davis stays mum about contract extension
-NCAA FCS (I-AA) Playoffs
-Appalachian State to open playoffs with a home game

Terriers sent to Montana for playoff opener
Greenville (SC) News

 

November 25, 2007

Southern Miss to play in Papajohns Bowl
FOXSports.com

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Tulsa to Meet UCF in C-USA Football Championship Game
 
By posting victories on Saturday afternoon, UCF and Tulsa have punched their tickets to the third annual Conference USA Football Championship Game.

-Nov. 24 Football Roundup
 
Orlando Set to Host C-USA Championship Game for Second Time in Three Years

2007 Bowl Proj. ... Memphis to New Orleans
  Predicting and projecting the possible post-season matchups.

College Football News

Forté won't top Wave rushing list
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF secures berth in C-USA title game against Tulsa
-Knights in
-Defense dishes out strong plays vs. UTEP's offense

Miners play better, still lose to UCF
El Paso Times

From the Tulsa World
-Tulsa headed to title game
 
Todd Graham's promise was made during Tulsa's lowest point of the Conference USA season.

-Shoo-in turns into shootout for Tulsa
-Tulsa team wins for coach
-Troy downs TU at buzzer

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice fails to aid UH with loss to Tulsa
-Cougars crush TSU, will play in Texas Bowl

ONE LAST STAND- USM wins, earns bowl berth
Biloxi Sun Herald

Bowl officials had Eagles on radar
Hattiesburg American

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Southern Miss makes stand, earns bowl invitation
-Senior Eagles happy to extend winning tradition
-Notebook- Fletcher gets 133 despite turf toe

UAB football season comes to end with loss to Marshall
Birmingham News

A happy ending to Marshall’s season
Beckley Register Herald

Herd ends season on high note
Charleston Gazette

From the Charleston Daily Mail
-Bernie Morris lifts Marshall past UAB
-Herd senior WR rises to the occasion
-Snyder won't forget special group

Tigers accept bid after SMU escape
 
Triple-OT win earns trip to New Orleans

Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Dallas Morning News
-SMU hopes new coach, new attitude can change its fortunes
 
SMU's Phil Bennett Era ended Saturday with more of the same.

-SMU's lost season ends with another crushing defeat
-SMU men remain winless after falling to Dayton, 82-57

November 24, 2007

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Division title awaits for UCF
-UTEP at UCF

UCF plays for all the marbles
Daytona Beach News-Journal

Miner notes- Today's game is UTEP's first versus UCF
El Paso News

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-USM Football- Motivation not a problem for 6-5 Eagles
-Look out for...
-Wise, Horton can't handle Tide alone

Tigers sprint to finish line
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Tulsa World
-All over again
 
Confidence surrounding the Tulsa football team strongly resembles its 2005 championship run.

-
Credit Graham, Smith for Hurricane success

November 23, 2007

Around Conference USA - Football
USA Today

From the College Football News
-Previews and Predictions for the Week 13 C-USA Games
-Previews and Predictions for the Week 13 Conference USA Games, Part 2

From the El Paso News
-Miners won't patch defense with junior college transfers
-Vittatoe hopes to close season on a high note

Who will be next Herd star QB?
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Kicking game key to big turnaround
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Rice has motivation going into game against ex-coach
Houston Chronicle

Eagles' finale nearing
Hattiesburg American

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Eustachy wants more effort against Bama
-USM Football- Lyons equal to task when called
-Notebook- Holiday practice lasts 90 minutes

Knights can't overcome Wildcats
Orlando Sentinel

November 22, 2007

Conference usa's final week lacks intrigue, suspense
 
League's title game, bowl teams likely set

Charleston Gazette

From the Dallas Morning News
-Tulsa faces Rice with championship game berth on the line
-Louisville's Kragthorpe dispels SMU rumors

From the Tulsa World
-Return trip to Rice
 
All seems well -- at least on the surface -- between Todd Graham and Rice University.
-Many things worth giving thanks for

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Knights set for national spotlight
-Iraq war veteran and UCF LB Robenson Jean fought for his country -- and for a chance to play college football
-Smith must stay in line to be in lineup

UCF's Smith Still Lacks Recognition As Knights Push For Conference Title
Florida Ledger

USM coming back
Biloxi Sun Herald

USM looking to finish strong
Mobile Press Register

Campus report- Rhoden might get additional season
 
Southern Miss WR Chris Rhoden already had his senior farewell speech all worked out and was prepared for Saturday being the last time he would walk into Roberts Stadium for a football game wearing a Golden Eagles uniform.

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Golden Eagles Continue Work Toward Regular Season Finale Versus Arkansas State
-Blazers Down Eastern Kentucky, 64-50

From the Birmingham News
-Blazers' final game may not be last for Dunbar
-Blazers get back on track
 
It came complete with some anxious moments in the second half but UAB got back on track Wednesday night with a 64-50 basketball victory over Eastern Kentucky before a crowd of 3,321 at Bartow Arena.

More buzz about SMU considering Kragthorpe
Louisville Courier-Journal

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP offense poses problems
-Moment's notice all Hiett got last week

Smith, Doss, Kasser look back on memories as Tiger careers end
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd expects defensive youth movement to pay off in 2008
-Herd favored by two touchdowns - a role reversal

First UH-TSU football matchup helps city, schools
Houston Chronicle

November 21, 2007

From the El Paso Times
-UCF poses big threat to Miners in season finale
-Consistency a key for offense

Classy Smith not bothered by Doak snub
Orlando Sentinel

Football's Matt Forté Invited To Play In 2008 Senior Bowl
conferenceusa.com

Around Conference USA - Football
USA Today

From the Charleston Daily Mail
-Marshall, UAB have something to play for
-Herd walk-on getting quality minutes

Have Merthie- Herd rallies, wins in OT
Charleston Gazette

A hard fought victory
 
Marshall's entire men's basketball team drew the praise of its head coach following Tuesday's overtime victory against East Tennessee State in Cam Henderson Center.

Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Smith makes run for history
-Turf toe injury limits Fletcher
-Wise, Beasley combine for 37 in Eagles' win

From the Hattiesburg American
-Easterling- I'm leaving
 
Freshman running back Antwain Easterling stated that he was leaving the Southern Miss football team Monday night after practice

-C-USA honors Fletcher

Memphis adds to its streak with Arkansas win
Biloxi Sun-Herald

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Calipari sees little to like in blowout win over Indians
-Defense rewards patient coaches
-Liberty Bowl gets DOJ visit

From the Tulsa World
-Father, son to face off on the field
 
Tulsa co-defensive coordinator Paul Randolph spends hours dissecting upcoming opponents on film.

-Loss to Arkansas puts TU at 0-4
-Tulsa point guard leaves men's basketball team

UH NOTEBOOK- Cougars' progress satisfies Penders
Houston Chronicle

UAB senior Paul Delaney III talks about basketball injury
Birmingham News

Green Wave set for tournament
New Orleans Times Picayune

November 20, 2007

From ConferenceUSA.com
-C-USA Football Notebook
 
UCF clinched at least a share of the East Division with its 49-20 win over SMU in Dallas on Saturday. With a win over UTEP this weekend, the Knights would earn the right to host the 2007 C-USA Football Championship.

-C-USA Football Championship Game to Kick-Off at Noon EST
-Men's Basketball Notebook

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

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd, Blazers boast squads with plenty of underlcassmen
-Punter Marty Biagi opts to hang 'em up

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Golden Eagles playing for a winning season
-Star RB Fletcher shares wealth

Bowl game is the bait
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers bracing for high-Cal diet
-U of M set for bowl, wait while site settled

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF eager for shot at C-USA East title
-RB Smith doesn't make cut for award

Miners to play for pride Saturday
El Paso Times

Top 10 best coaching jobs
espn.com

TU Notebook- Graham returns to Houston
 
If UCF loses, East Carolina and TU would play at the higher-rated BCS school. If Tulsa loses, Houston will be the West Division representative.

Tulsa World

From the Houston Chronicle
-RICE NOTEBOOK- Owls declare rift with Graham is over
-Renovations leave Rice's basketball team without a home
 
Rice men must deal with hassles arising from work on Autry Court

From the Charleston Daily Mail
-Spann an example of mu's frustration
 
We beat the best team on the East side -- East Carolina -- last weekend. It just shows how good we can really be.  We're just running out of time.

-Controversial call costs Marshall

UAB struggling amid youth movement
Charleston Gazette

USM came through in clutch
Hattiesburg American

UAB senior point guard Paul Delaney III out for season with injury
Birmingham News

Green Wave Baseball Adds Elite Talent During Early Signing Period
tulanegreenwave.com

November 19, 2007

Rice game a juicy tale
 
Todd Graham says it's not about Rice and him.

Tulsa World

McKiver Leeds Cougar Men's Basketball Team To An 84-69 Victory Over The College Of Charleston
ConferenceUSA.com

Tough UCF awaits Miners
 
The unfortunate thing to understand about UTEP's 2007 season is that, as improbable as this sounds, the 56-30 loss to a struggling Southern Mississippi may not be rock bottom.

El Paso Times

Eleven contribute to UAB problems on defensive unit
Birmingham News

More of the same costs Marshall in seven-point loss to Houston
Beckley Register Herald

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-One last goal for Herd- Send seniors off with win
-Herd wonders what might have been
-Marshall exemplifies concept of 'team man'

Southern Miss vs. Arkansas State
Jackson Clarion Ledger