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Conference USA

December 23, 2007
Pirate Gameday
Festivus

From Bonesville.net
-Monroe:
Kevin's Keys to the Game
-BVL
: Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Report
-BVL
: Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Saturday Photo Blog
-BVL
: Conference USA Bowl Scoreboard
-Myatt: Frosty backcourt strands Bucs

From ecupirates.com
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Men's Basketball Falls Four Points Short Against UNCW
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Viewing Parties Being Held Locally

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Game to be tough 'final exam' for Pirates
  ECU faces Boise State tonight at 8

-Island Christmas- Reporter takes in Hawaii's wonders
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Seahawks sink Pirates
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Taking care of business
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Christmas is cumulation of firsts for lineman
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ECU profs get $1.6M grant for research

Pirates finish season in paradise today
Kinston Free Press

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pirates don't want bowl to be a paradise loss
-Boise State vs. East Carolina

Underdog ECU faces a difficult assignment
The Virginian-Pilot (AP)

HAWAII BOWL Ready to roll
Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Boise State's winning not lost on East Carolina
Honolulu Advertiser

From the Fayetteville Observer
-ECU's Kass rides wild wave into Hawaii
-Fields scores 26 but ECU loses

WARY- Powerful Broncos say they won't take Pirates for granted
Winston Salem Journal

Pirates look for first bowl win since 2000 season
Washington Daily News

From the Idaho Statesman
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BSU's edge lies in keeping its blue-collar attitude
-Broncos' quarterback makes the most of his chance

Seahawks' defense puts away Pirates
Wilmington Star-News

ECU drops rivalry game to UNC-W
New Bern Sun Journal

December 22, 2007
World Peace Day/Winter Solstice
Winter Begins (Northern Hemisphere)
Summer Begins (Southern Hemisphere)
Capricorn Begins
National Haiku Poetry Day
Yule (Wiccan)

From Bonesville.net
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Yim: These tourists are on a mission
-BVL: Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Report
-BVL
: Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Friday Photo Blog
BVL Audio
: Skip Holtz Friday Press Conference
WNCT: TOT (Denny O'Brien)
-BVL
: Conference USA Bowl Scoreboard

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates' wait is over
  ECU men get back on the hardwood after two-week layoff

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ECU gets intense
  Pirate football team amps things up at Friday's practice

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ECU employed Ballard's son

Pirates getting ready for some trickery
Washington Daily News

HAWAII BOWL Still talking tickets
  Between 18,000 and 24,000 are expected for tomorrow's Hawaii Bowl

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

From the Idaho Statesman
-Feast or famine: Broncos' up-and-down defense will face Pirates' explosive-but-inconsistent offense in Hawaii Bowl
  It's the all-or-nothing defense against the all-or-nothing offense Sunday in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.

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Vacation part is over - now it's all business

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Beat Notes- Hawaii Bowl is 'not a vacation'

Hawaii Bowl Betting Preview- East Carolina (7-5) vs. (24) Boise State (10-2)
eog.com

Seahawks, Pirates Renew Rilvary With Holiday Battle
UNCW Athletics

Working hard and being tough
  Sheets providing a spark off the bench for Seahawks

Wilmington Star News

December 21, 2007
Paint it Purple Friday
Winter Solstice
Forefathers' Day
Humbug Day
Phileas Fogg Wins a Wager Day
Underdog Day

From Bonesville.net
-Gold:
Nuggets of Gold
Dear Santa, I can explain
-BVL: Updated ECU Basketball Recruiting Thumbnails

-BVL
: Conference USA Bowl Schedule & Scoreboard
WNCT: TOT (Blue Edwards)

From ecupirates.com
-Mahalo! Pirate Fans Deliver To Troops
-Pirate GameDay Central
-Seahawks Defeat Lady Pirates 67-60

Holtz praises Boise
Raleigh News & Observer

Holtz calling on friends for help
  Skip Holtz is a proud man. But he’s not so proud that he’ll turn a deaf ear to those willing to offer him advice.

Washington Daily News

Hawaii Bowl: Boise State vs. East Carolina
Athlon Sports

Broncos-Pirates: Hawaii Bowl Preview
ESPN.com

2007 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Preview - Boise State vs. East Carolina
College Football News

From the Idaho Statesman
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ECU's electric centerpiece
  ECU running back, kick returner Chris Johnson tied for third in the nation with 22 TDs

-With Childs suspended, Boise State's freshman receivers are in the spotlight
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Younger receivers will pick up the slack
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Rotating defensive ends post scary numbers
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Broncos counting on Bissell freshmen; Ian plans to practice Friday
Murphy's Hawaii Bowl prediction

From broncosports.com
-Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Videos and Photos
-BOWL PREPARATIONS AND BOWL FUN: A BALANCING ACT FOR BRONCO PLAYERS
-TEAM PEP RALLY KICKS OFF SHERATON HAWAI’I BOWL EVENTS
-BRONCOS BEGIN PRACTICE IN HONOLULU FOR SHERATON HAWAI’I BOWL

From USA Today
-After raising bar for WAC, Boise State wants to keep it high
-Jaguars try to lock up postseason berth, Raiders look to future

December 20, 2007
Cathode-Ray Tube Day
Eid-Al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice - Islamic)
Mudd Day

From Bonesville.net
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Myatt: View from the 'ville
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McCarthy priming Pirates for more

-BVL
: Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Report
-BVL
: Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Wednesday Photo Blog
WNCT: TOT (Tom Campbell, Kathy Taft)

From ecupirates.com
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Lady Pirates Face UNC Wilmington Thursday Afternoon
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Josh Coffman Bowl Blog

Pirates' defense faces another tough task
Greenville Daily Reflector

Boise State will be test for ECU
Raleigh News & Observer

Pirates using bowl loss as motivation
Washington Daily News

From the Idaho Statesman
-Holtz picked football over career in business, it's starting to pay off at ECU
-Johnson ready for normalcy
-ECU coach's praise gives Petersen uneasy feeling
-Pearl Harbor 'amazing, just amazing'

Bronco Ian Johnson "tweaks" ankle
KTVB

From the Honolulu Star-Bulletin
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Johnson produces big plays for Pirates
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Boise won’t overlook ECU

Lou Holtz liable for son's blemish
Fayetteville Observer

AP Top 25 pre bowl review
RealFootball365.com

December 19, 2007

From Bonesville.net
-BVL
: Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Report
-BVL
: Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Tuesday Photo Blog
BVL Audio
: Coaches Skip Holtz & Chris Petersen
WNCT: TOT (Kevin Monroe, Bryan Kittrell)

Lady Pirates Breeze By Blue Hose 76-53
ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirate fans donate nearly 2,700 bowl tickets to military
-Days, Terry lead ECU women to easy win
-Broncos still reveling in BCS-busting
-ECU-inspired fire truck stands out

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Can ECU hold on to Holtz?
-Recruiting- Observations From The Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas
  Justin Venable, safety, Southeast Guilford — The East Carolina commit was the most pleasant surprise of the Shrine Bowl week for the Tar Heel team.

Kass went from trouble to Hawaii
Washington Daily News

From the Idaho Statesman
-BSU suspends Childs, two others for bowl game
-BSU player diary- Just another day in paradise for Broncos
-Cavender twins do double duty for BSU
-Highlights from Day 1 at the Hawaii Bowl
Q&A with Hawaii Bowl coaches and players
Coach Petersen's Hawaii Bowl press conference
East Carolina coach Skip Holtz's Hawaii Bowl press conference

E. Carolina happy to face Boise
Honolulu
Advertiser

Pirates ready for heavier load today
Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Boise St. opens Hawaii Bowl practice alongside WAC rival
SportingNews.com

East Carolina (7-5) vs. (24) Boise State (10-2)
Raleigh News & Observer

From WRAL.com
-Game Notes- East Carolina Days Away From Clash With Boise State
-Boise State Suspends 3 Players for Bowl Game Against ECU

49ers Make Roster Moves
  The San Francisco 49ers announced on Tuesday that they signed T Damane Duckett (East Carolina University) from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

SportingNews.com

Watch Full-Length Bowl Games on Verizon Mobile TV by mediaflo
  Sheraton Hawaii Bowl will be on ESPN Mobile TV

mobiletechreview.com

Denied again
  Taylor misses Pro Bowl; in fact, so do all Jaguars

Florida Times Union

December 18, 2007

From Bonesville.net
-BVL
: Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Report
-BVL
: Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Monday Photo Blog
BVL Audio
: Skip Holtz from Honolulu
WNCT: TOT (Rufus Edminsten, Wayne Bowers)

Donate Tickets For Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl To Military Personnel
  To contribute to the "TICKETS FOR TROOPS" effort, click on the 2007 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Ticket Donation link above or call 1-800-DIAL-ECU.

ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates take off
  Team leaves for Hawaii Bowl

-My first Christmas- Former ECU player has high hopes
-Boise a scary team on both sides of ball
  With Boise State scoring more points than all but four other schools in Division I college football this year, East Carolina coach Skip Holtz is in no hurry to get into a slugfest at the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Sunday night.

Bowl games can be expensive honors
  ECU's $900,000 outing to the Hawaii Bowl may leave it $70,000 in the red

Raleigh News & Observer

Wilson ready to take on waves, All-American
Washington Daily News

Pirates head west for Hawaii Bowl
WNCT (AP)

2007 Hawaii Bowl Preview- East Carolina vs Boise State
The Spread

Screen plays- Breaking down the bowl games and the bowl system
Idaho Statesman

XM to Air 30 College Football Bowl Games in December and January
  East Carolina 8:00 pm ET Dec 23rd on XM Channel 140

CNNMoney.com

Garrard's on a roll
Durham Herald-Sun

December 17, 2007
Wright Brothers Day

O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 331
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Holtz seeking healthy balance

Bonesville.net

United under center
  Dual quarterbacks have helped keep the Pirates together

Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates ready for (long) trip of a lifetime
Washington Daily News

No Holtz barred- Skip leads Pirates into battle
The Arbiter (BSU)

Monday morning high five
Idaho Statesman

Without Warriors, Hawaii Bowl is an impossible sell
Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Garrard's 3 TD passes, Taylor's running lead weatherproof Jaguars past Steelers 29-22
Florida Times Union (AP)

 

December 23, 2007

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack lacks sellouts
-Pack, Heels recruiting well

WAC proving BCS bowls are not just for elite
Houston Chronicle

Time for WVU brass to show backbone
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Growing is expensive in athletics
Wilmington Star-News

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Sims lifts ASU to win over Arkansas
-Deacons' Hale thriving off the bench

From the Charlotte Observer
-Cowboys rope in Panthers
-Bobcats take scenic route to Milwaukee

December 22, 2007

From the Charlotte Observer
-Grant crosses Wildcats
  Forward's clutch shots sink Davidson's bid to beat a top N.C. team

-Young QBs face tough transition into NFL
-Wallace steers Bobcats into 2-game win streak
-Committee- UNC Charlotte should add football by 2012
 
Start out as a FCS (formerly I-AA) program and move to Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly I-A) status as soon as possible.

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Notable numbers
-Grant's golden touch lifts Pack
-Alcohol involved in alleged assault
  Victims were 3 UNC-CH athletes.

-MEAC scurries to find '09 site
  Losing RBC Center stuns league boss.

Hokies' Foster waiting on West Virginia
Hampton Roads Daily Press

USC ranks No. 2 in Collegiate Baseball preseason poll
  The Gamecocks will open the season on Feb. 22 hosting East Carolina in a three-game series at Sarge Frye Field.

Columbia (SC) The State

Pitt forward Cook out for season
  He has started 87 Division I games at Pitt and East Carolina.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Booker leads No. 15 Clemson past DePaul
Anderson Independent

Spence speaks with Tennessee
  Rob Spence tried his best to be evasive Friday morning.

Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Gamecocks honor, take on Cremins
Greenville (SC) News

Appalachian State on road to take on rugged Arkansas
Winston Salem Journal

December 21, 2007

Pitt overcomes deflating injury to knock off Duke
  Cook has been a special player for the Pitt program since transferring from East Carolina three years ago...the speculation -- and fear -- from the coaching staff was that he had suffered a season-ending knee injury. And that's why there was more of a somber, emotional mood following the game.

ESPN.com

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-3 arrested in assault on UNC-CH football players
-Duke in the PITTs- Blue Devils blow double-digit lead for first loss of season

Navy's Poinsettia rally foiled by Utah's late interception
Baltimore Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Blue Devils' first loss a tough one to take
-Pack must adjust
-RBC Center may not welcome MEAC back after '08
-NHL team, arena board not getting close to deal
-No arbitration for Time Warner
-Ex-UNC coach Bunting to join radio broadcasts

Governor's visit throws Huskies out of sync
  Easley hasn't responded yet to CT Governor's wager.

Waterbury Republican American

Funhouse- How to watch every bowl
Fox Sports

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Big guns backing Terry Bowden, Doc Holliday for WVU coaching job
-DJ suspended for playing Michigan fight song returns to work
-Manchin, Nehlen give WVU team pep talks

Bowdens are first family of coaches
Greenville (SC) News

UNC Greensboro standout chasing history, team glory
Charlotte Observer (AP)

Big 12 revenue-sharing plan favors Baylor
  Baylor hasn't been to a bowl game in the 12-year history of the Big 12 Conference. Nevertheless, the Bears stand to receive about $2.6 million this season — essentially the same payout as BCS participants Oklahoma and Kansas — under the conference's revenue-sharing plan.

Houston Chronicle

December 20, 2007

Hawks' second half woes continue
  The 3-pointer Daniel Fountain launched from the left wing with 14 seconds remaining on Wednesday night fell partially below rim level

Wilmington Star-News

Clemson basketball team in Puerto Rico
  The Tigers (8-0) have been idle since winning 82-67 at East Carolina on Dec. 5

Anderson Independent

From the Anderson Independent
-VanGorder takes over Gamecocks’ defense
  Brian VanGorder, the Atlanta Falcons linebackers coach and former Georgia defensive coordinator, agreed to a three-year deal to succeed Tyrone Nix, who left last week for Mississippi.

-USC blows 20-point lead, falls to Baylor

FSU's Hart fades into background
Orlando Sentinel

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-UNC-CH struggles past Nicholls State
-Duke adopts Suns' style
-Tonight's goalie a toss-up

Deacons show spark
  Wake Forest cools off South Florida, wins 74-61

Winston Salem Journal

Giant killers- Hawaii seeks another landmark win for WAC
  The five non BCS-conferences which also include Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference and the Sun Belt Conference got $9 million last year for the Broncos berth.

Online Athens

From the Charlotte Observer
-Game vs. Cowboys special to Moore
  QB befriended Dallas' Romo in training camp

-Bobcats get big assist
  Jordan's talk helps team regain focus in victory against Jazz

Lulled to sleep, ODU outshot, outrebounded by Richmond
The Virginian Pilot

All quiet on WVU front
Charleston (WV) Gazette

December 19, 2007

From the Anderson Independent
-Three Clemson players ineligible for bowl
  Tigers lose 3 starters because of academics

-Rodriguez handled exit the proper way

Cheating scandal rocks Florida State
Winston Salem Journal

Oklahoma- Virginia Tech matchup in Orange Bowl reportedly nixed by BCS officials
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Bill Stewart named WVU interim coach
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Broadway decides to stay after Grambling ups the ante
Monroe News Star

From the Charlotte Observer
-49ers, 1-4 on the road, left out in cold at Tulsa
-Star attraction is MJ
  Team's part owner brings attitude to
Charlotte Bobcats' workout, talks winning unity

-Parcells offered job with Falcons

USC adds a new coach
  The Gamecocks hire a new special teams coach from Maryland as the search continues for a new defensive coordinator South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier hired a coordinator Tuesday, just not the one Gamecocks’ fans have been obsessing over.

Columbia (SC) The State

Hawks to take on a familiar opponent
  UNC-Wilmington assistant coach Brooks Lee adds photographs of each opposing player to the scouting reports he prepares, figuring it will help the Seahawks recognize the man they are supposed to guard.

Wilmington Star-News

December 18, 2007

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-A long December
  Nightmare month continues for WVU football with Rodriguez's departure

-Rodriguez says Michigan a 'special place'
-Rodriguez seeks understanding
-Who'll be next to replace Rodriguez?
  Terry Bowden certainly will be on list of candidates

WVU moving ahead
  Search for new coach under way; swift hire possible

Charleston (WV) Gazette

Hendley sprains ankle
  UNC-Wilmington's Todd Hendley sprained his right ankle during practice Monday and might not be available for the Seahawks' next game.

Wilmington Star-News

Raiders kicker Liberty bound
  East Carolina had been interested in him, but Bevins said he hasn't heard from the Pirates since Thanksgiving.

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Assistant Johnson may be headed to USC
  South Carolina has expressed interest in Mississippi State's Ellis Johnson about its vacant defensive coordinator position.

Spartanburg Herald Journal

From the Charlotte Observer
-Cutcliffe to coach bowl before taking over Duke
-Bobcats banking on payoff
-Packers have reason to root for Panthers

UNC-CH QB Yates expected to miss spring practice after surgery
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Blue Devils dispatch Great Danes easily
-UNC-CH awaits decision on Hansbrough
-Stillman skates, expects to play tonight
-Two held in robbery of former Duke star

From the Mobile Register
-New football league will open camp in Mobile
  The city of Mobile doesn't have a team in the new All-American Football League (AAFL), but all the teams will get their start here.

-Tide gets 80-73 win over gutsy Wofford

December 17, 2007

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-An ugly end to an era
  The Colts left Baltimore in the middle of the night. Bobby Petrino told Atlanta Falcon players he was leaving for Arkansas by leaving notes on their lockers.  And Rich Rodriguez joined their ranks on Sunday.

-Rodriguez leaving WVU
-Mountaineers begin to regroup after coach’s exit

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Michigan hires Rodriguez as next football coach; Nehlen says 'It's tremendous'
-Rodriguez going to Michigan
-Vaughn Rivers- 'It's a rough day'
-News doesn't affect WVU practice

Everybody plays
  Starters relaxed on the bench and shared laughs with the assistants, and coach Benny Moss even joked with an official as time expired Sunday in UNC-Wilmington's 80-56 defeat of North Carolina Central.

Wilmington Star-News

Futrell, Eagles are no match for Seahawks
Durham Herald-Sun

Monarchs drop Hokies again
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Foster turns down USC offer
Columbia (SC) The State

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Cutcliffe, Duke know recruiting is key
-Heels star takes a fall
  Tyler Hansbrough suffers a mild concussion

-Deacs finally get it done
  Wake Forest rallys to win
NCAA soccer title, 2-1

BCS: Hawaii bowl payout stirs beneficiary debate
Honolulu Advertiser

From the Winston Salem Journal
-WFU fends off Bucknell
-Lewis already looking forward to 2008 season
  Transfer from Vanderbilt could be a star for ASU

Now that's Moore like it
  Panthers stifle Seahawks offense, offense makes no turnovers in win

Charlotte Observer

Playoffs still a possibility for Redskins
The Virginian Pilot

 

December 23, 2007

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Eagles fall short in Bower's swan song
-Bower's worries aren't for himself
-Fletcher bright spot for Golden Eagles in loss
-USM's gambles don't work out
-Elusive, slippery QB Mauk makes USM pay for misses

Just call it fitting end to season
Hattiesburg American

From the Birmingham News
-USM's Bower looks to future at end of 17-year tenure
-PAPAJOHNS.COM BOWL NOTEBOOK
-Vaden's foul kills Blazers' rally

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-Not the preferred end, but still the end
-FOILED IN FINALE
-New USM coach happy with players

From the Mobile Register
-Eagles can't deliver win in Papajohns.com Bowl
-USA post piques Bower's interest

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers beat Hoyas by TKO
-West optimistic about Tigers' future

UCF might add game with Rutgers
Orlando Sentinel

Green Wave quiets Red Storm
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Tulsa World
-Tulsa wins its fourth in a row
-TU supporters ready to go Mobile

UTEP tops Wyoming, wins Sun Bowl event
El Paso Times

December 22, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-Memphis Falls 44-27 in R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
-Southern Miss Finishes Season with Papajohns.com Bowl Saturday
-Blazers Sign Four Junior College Prospects
-Dec. 21 Men's Basketball Notebook
-Gomez's Three-Pointer in Final Seconds Lifts Tulane Past Georgia at Rainbow Classic, 70-69
-Herd Men to Host Princeton on Saturday at 3 PM

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers' season ends on frustrating note
  Just maybe, upstart Florida Atlantic, in only its third season at the Division 1-A level, wanted Friday's R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl more than the University of Memphis to cap a magical run to the postseason.

-UofM fans party at New Orleans Bowl, have fun despite Tiger loss
-Tigers' wild ride ends with empty tank
-New Orleans Bowl Postgame
-Hibbert, Dorsey go toe-to-toe as friends
  The drive from inner-city Baltimore, where University of Memphis senior Joey Dorsey grew up, to the middle-class Washington, D.C., suburb where Georgetown senior Roy Hibbert was raised takes a mere 45 minutes.

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-(BIG) EASY PICKINGS
-Hankins leaves his mark at Memphis
-Gomez's late 3-pointer lifts TU

Bower ends USM reign against No. 20 Cincinnati
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Final Fling
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Coach ends So. Miss career where it began
Cincinnati Post

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
-Bearcats want to end with 10
-Ramsey to get chance to start
-Keys to the game
-Game day breakdown

From the Birmingham News
-Southern Miss's Damion Fletcher returned to homestate after being chased by Hurricane Katrina to lead Golden Eagles offense
-Cincinnati's Mauk transfers from Wake Forest, takes over potent Bearcats offense
-Southern Mississippi at a glance
-Papajohns.com Bowl notebook
-UAB faces Wichita State in men's basketball

Holtz speaks at Papajohns.com Bowl event
Hattiesburg American

Bower bows out
Mobile Press Register

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-'It's going to be emotional'
-UNDERDOGS
  Southern Miss faces an uphill battle today, according to the oddsmakers, in the Papajohns.com Bowl against No. 20 Cincinnati at Legion Field.

Bulldogs gear to cope with RB Smith
Orlando Sentinel

Marshall begins a four game homestand vs. Princeton today
Beckley Register Herald

Herd takes on ‘boring’ Princeton today
Charleston (WV) Gazette

UTEP wins after being down one at halftime
El Paso Times

Taking the lead
Tulsa World

December 21, 2007

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Well-respected coaches take center stage at tonight's game
-Tiger bowl practice hampered by fresh paint
-Schnellenberger loves to construct winners

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-N.O. Bowl truly a gift for FAU, Memphis
-West took long route to Memphis
-N.O. BOWL NOTES
-Despite comeback, Wave falls to St. Mary's in Hawaii

Owls a football fairy tale
Palm Beach Post

Memphis-Georgetown main event of big hoops Saturday
USA Today

From conferenceusa.com
-Former Cougar Standout First Sumlin Hire
-Tulsa Football Team Takes Part in Team Relief
-Memphis Basketball Notes
-Mustangs Top Prairie View A&M 57-49
-Southern Miss Cruises Past Alcorn St., 86-61
-Tulane Falls to Saint Mary's in Rainbow Classic First Round

From USA Today
-Around Conference USA - Football
-Around Conference USA - Basketball

Papajohns.com Bowl: Southern Miss vs. Cincinnati
Athlon Sports

Papajohns.com Bowl will be Merrill's last hurrah
Biloxi Sun Herald

Lyons sets aside USM distractions
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

From the College Football News
-2007 New Orleans Bowl Preview - Memphis vs. Florida Atlantic
-2007 Liberty Bowl Preview - UCF vs. Mississippi State
-2007 Texas Bowl Preview - TCU vs. Houston
-Each Team's Best All-Time Bowl Game

Nelson comes to shooters' rescue at Marshall
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

SMU men try to rebound from Tuesday's defeat
Dallas Morning News

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd recruiting taking shape
-Marshall coaches enjoying recruiting for depth
-Portis bringing swagger to the Herd's defense
-Herd football shifts recruiting focus
-Transfers vow to make difference

December 20, 2007

It's all-out for Bower
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Academic ineligibility puts 2 Eagles out of bowl
-Disrespected Eagles circle the wagons

'Tough work' done as Southern Miss prepares for game
Hattiesburg American

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-U of M receiving tandem has caught fire
-Seniors prepare for last game on gridiron
-Tigers outlast Bearcats in physical matchup

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Green Wave set to make rare Hawaii appearance
-MEMPHIS NOTES

Knights, Smith gear up for Liberty Bowl
Orlando Sentinel

Holding it all together
  Todd Graham often credits his football coaching staff as a reason for Tulsa's success.

Tulsa World

SMU men try to rebound from Tuesday's defeat
Dallas Morning News

Herd plays Louisville tough in 85-75 loss
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Miners not hurt by layoff, improve to 6-2
El Paso Times

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-New Hampshire line coach joins Marshall staff
-Marshall signs four junior college recruits

Conference Previews- C-USA
collegebaseball.rivals.com

December 19, 2007

UH slams door on Gillispie, Kentucky
Houston Chronicle

From conferenceusa.com
-Herd Men Fall Short at Freedom Hall as Louisville Prevails 85-75
-South Carolina Upstate Rallies to Defeat SMU 58-56
-Tulsa Holds Off Charlotte, 75-63
-UCF Football Weekly Press Conference - Dec. 18

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Kevin Smith chooses to forgo NFL, stay at UCF for senior season
-Mike Bianchi- Don't second-guess Smith's decision to stay at UCF
-Knights nearing sellout for Liberty Bowl

From the Palm Beach Post
-Smith snubs draft, will return to UCF
-Memphis hits town

Tigers arrive, kick back in The Big Easy
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Memphis coach, player's bond special
-MEMPHIS NOTES

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-In limbo USM looks hopeless vs. Cincy
-Ticket sales fuel travel budget for USM
-Eagles take command on Coast

Board gamers
Biloxi Sun Herald

Seniors get one final shot
Hattiesburg American

From the Tulsa World
-Jordan's spurt sparks TU
-It's OK to come back, fickle fans

From the Dallas Morning News
-SMU, Franchione discuss coaching opening
-SMU men upset by South Carolina Upstate

Upstate sneaks by SMU
Spartanburg Herald Journal

Win milestone for Pitino, confidence boost for Herd
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Summer hoops recruiting has become a grueling necessity
Philadelphia Daily News

December 18, 2007

From conferenceusa.com
-2007 C-USA Football Bowl Notebook
  For the second time in three years, Conference USA will be sending six teams to bowl games.

-Men's Basketball Notebook
-Women's Basketball Notebook

From the Dallas Morning News
-Coker in coaching mix at SMU
  Former Miami coach Larry Coker's name has emerged in SMU's football coaching search, which is now in its eighth week.

-SMU back in action against South Carolina Upstate

From the Hattiesburg American
-USM enters bowl week
  The Southern Miss football team enters a full week of preparation for the Papajohns.com Bowl against Cincinnati in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday.

-Bain, Eagles get ready for Coast tourney

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Basketball- UNO, 7-1, tough foe for USM in opener
  The road has not been particularly kind to the Southern Miss men's basketball team this year.

-Eagles' '04 loss to Bearcats sticks in craw
-Bower keeps intensity going
-USM's Fletcher continues to pile up records

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-THE FORGOTTEN GOLDEN EAGLE
-Southern Miss moves McNeese State basketball game back a day

Marshall stands in way of Pitino's milestone
  Rick Pitino's climb to 500 career victories was stalled by Dayton and Purdue.

Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Tough task tonight for Marshall
Beckley Register-Herald

UH men get ready for vaunted visitor- Kentucky
Houston Chronicle

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Good seats still available for Tigers-FAU game
  The University of Memphis football team makes its trek to the Big Easy today to resume preparations for Friday's R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl game against Sun Belt champion Florida Atlantic.

-Tigers excited after break
-Shooting a problem for U of M

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Sources- Smith likely to return to UCF for senior year
-Kevin Smith's big dilemma - come back to UCF or head to the NFL
-Smith would get credit for record

Tulane not phased by Sycamores' tricks
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Orlando Sentinel
-TU coach 'flattered' but focused
  Graham mentioned as a candidate for West Virginia job.

-TU seniors answer their coach's call

December 17, 2007

UAB's Robert Vaden, Mike Davis finally slay Kentucky basketball dragon
Birmingham News

UCF falls to Nevada
Orlando Sentinel

Nevada Holds Off UCF, 86-74
conferenceusa.com

TULANE vs. Indiana State
New Orleans Times Picayune

Miner freshman used early lessons to shine
El Paso Times

From the College Football News
-2007 PapaJohns.com Bowl Preview - Southern Miss vs. Cincinnati
-2007 New Orleans Bowl Preview - Memphis vs. Florida Atlantic

Karatepeyan nears tackles record at TU
Tulsa World

College bowl menu offers fare of good, bad
Houston Chronicle