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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

February 3, 2008
Shrovetide
Anniversary - "The Day the Music Died"
Birthday - Norman Rockwell (artist)

Pirates walloped in Mississippi
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
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ECU Wins Fourth Straight, Defeats UCF 80-66
  Young led all scorers with 22 points
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Pirates Downed By Golden Eagles
  Fields leads East Carolina in scoring with 13 points, as three others reach double-figures.

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Short offseason suits ECU's Holtz just fine
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ECU women get fourth straight win
-So. Miss tramples Pirates
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Former Pirate golf coach Morrison honored

Wise Scores 28 As Golden Eagles Soar Past Pirates
southernmiss.com

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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Wise scores 28 in Golden Eagles' rout
  Sluggish starts have been commonplace for Southern Miss all season as the Golden Eagles averaged just 25 points in the first half of their first six games in Conference USA competition.
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Photo gallery: Southern Miss - East Carolina

Quick start helps USM roll to victory
Hattiesburg American

Wise hits a high point in USM win
Biloxi Sun Herald

February 2, 2008
Candlemas (Catholic/Orthodox)
Groundhog Day
Imbolc (Wiccan)
Presentation of the Lord Day (Catholic/Orthodox)
Teach Your Daughter to Volunteer Day

Updated Football Recruiting Thumbnails
Bonesville.net

Men's Basketball Looks To End Slide Against Southern Miss
  East Carolina will try to earn its second Conference USA win of the season Saturday afternoon when it visits Southern Miss. Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. EST in Hattiesburg.
ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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ECU embracing lofty expectations
  One practice down, 17 more to go for the East Carolina baseball team.
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Pirates hope to snap skid against Eagles
  If East Carolina needs any extra motivation heading into tonight's men's basketball game at Southern Miss, the Pirates need only to think back to last year's matchup against the Golden Eagles.
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Parrott, Williams honored by chamber

USM needs to win now
  Coming off a recent 80-69 loss at UTEP, Southern Miss coach Larry Eustachy stressed his team's need for toughness.
Hattiesburg American

Golden Eagles try their luck at home
Bi
loxi Sun Herald

USM hosts basketball doubleheader
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Mountaineer Football Non-Conference Foes Announced
  WVU hits the road  first on Sept. 6, at East Carolina
msnsportsnet.com

Chapel Hill, ECU want to add medical students
Raleigh News and Observer

February 1, 2008
Bubble Gum Day
National Freedom Day
Hula in the Coola Day
National Wear Red Day
Robinson Crusoe Day
Women's Heart Health Day

Cherubini: Pirate Time Machine
– 
Coach Henry VanSant, PhD

Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
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Lady Pirates Win Third In A Row
  Four Lady Pirates scored in double figures to lead East Carolina to an 86-70 win at Southern Miss Thursday evening.
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High Point Slips Past East Carolina 4-3
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Lady Pirates Sail Past High Point, 6-1

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Godwin anxious to start season
 The only thing to really suggest any baseball activity at Clark-LeClair Stadium on a blustery, gray afternoon Thursday was the ever-bright presence of East Carolina skipper Billy Godwin, standing just beyond the stadium's home dugout steps.
-Pirates' Terry shines in rout
 ECU wins third straight

East Carolina's Women Runs Past Southern Miss, 86-70
southernmiss.com

Lady Eagles fall to ECU's 63 percent shooting
Biloxi Sun Herald

January 31, 2008
Inspire Your Heart with Art Day
Confederates appoint Robert E. Lee their Commander in Chief

Myatt: View from the 'ville
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Bowl victory still reverberating

Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Tabbed Second In Preseason Poll
  A year after finishing second in the Conference USA regular season and the tournament, East Carolina was picked to finish second again this spring in 2008 by the league's nine head coaches, league officials announced today.
-Lady Pirates Try For Three Straight
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2008 ECU Women's Tennis Preview

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Holtz- Postseason trips bowl over recruits
  When he left Hawaii early last Christmas Eve by East Coast time, Skip Holtz had a whole new recruiting blueprint in his coaching cache.
VIDEO- East Carolina junior guard James Legan discusses his decision to come to ECU and what he likes most about playing for the Pirates.
-Long shot proves costly gamble for Pirate forward
  After East Carolina had come from behind to take a five-point lead on Tulane in the first half last Saturday, Gabe Blair took one shot that, whether he knew it or not, would alter the course of the game and his amount of playing time that night.
-Science, military key for future
  East Carolina University Chancellor Steve Ballard cited six areas in which ECU can make a difference
-3 commit to gubernatorial debate in Greenville

Phones ringing off the hook- Havelock native Whimper reaches Super Bowl
  As soon as the kick sailed through the uprights in Green Bay, the phones started ringing at the Havelock home of Guy Whimper Sr. and his wife, June.
New Bern Sun Journal

From the East Carolinian
-Hinnant regaining his hot hand
-Senior's leadership starting to show
-ECU baseball gaining preseason recognition

Women's Basketball Team Continues Homestand, Entertains East Carolina
southernmiss.com

Recruiting frenzy over Abrams-Ward is heating up Mike Duprez
  His skills on the hardwood were enough for East Carolina to offer him a basketball scholarship.
Lexington Dispatch

January 30, 2008
Inane Answering Machine Message Day
National Write to Congress Day
Birthday - Richard (Dick) Cheney (US Vice President)
Birthday - Franklin Delano Roosevelt (32nd President)

From ecupirates.com
-Godwin Named NCBCA College Coach-of-the-Year
  After leading his team back to post-season play, East Carolina head coach Billy Godwin was recently honored by his peers as the 2008 North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association (NCBCA) College/University Coach-of-the-Year.
-Track and Field Enjoys Success at Christopher Newport

Down, but not out...yet
  For most teams mired in a long losing streak, the toughest thing to do is to bounce back....
New Bern Sun Journal

Wolverines Ranked No. 8 in Baseball America Preseason Poll
  Michigan to play 24th-ranked East Carolina in the Keith LaClair Tournament on Saturday, March 8
MGoBlue.com

Around Campus: Nursing exams- FSU, UNCP fail to pass
  Nursing graduates from East Carolina University and UNC-Charlotte led all state BSN programs last year with a 95 percent pass rate on the NCLEX.
Fayetteville Observer

January 29, 2008
Freethinker's Day
Birthday - President William McKinley (25th President)
Baseball's American League is founded (1900)
Anniversary - Seeing Eye (guide dogs)

Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Play ball!

Bonesville.net

From the Washington Daily News
-Willis in third year playing basketball in Italy
  Courtney Willis, a former star player at East Carolina, is in her third year playing basketball in Italy.
-Happi(Lee) cheering for the Pirates

From the East Carolinian
-Lady Pirates squeeze by Marshall
-ECU hockey fights past Liberty
-Tulane's tandem overpowers ECU

Prep Recruiting: NC back ready for big 2009 year
  Running back Kevin Fogg is hearing from Virginia and ECU
Lynchburg News and Advance

January 28, 2008
Better Business Communication Day
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
Anniversary - Challenger Space Shuttle Explosion
Fun at Work Day
National Kazoo Day

O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 335
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SMU raising financial stakes

Bonesville.net

Young, Lady Pirates Sink Marshall, 59-57
   Jasmine Young's layup with 1.5 seconds to play lifted East Carolina to a 59-57 win over Marshall Sunday afternoon at Minges Coliseum.
ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Sweet Redemption
   ECU women win second straight C-USA game
-Grant enables ECU to study emergency communication

East Carolina wins at buzzer
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

 

February 3, 2008

Pros and cons of early signing period
Fayetteville Observer

How could WVU be so cruel to poor Rich?
Charleston Gazette

Bowl ads- 20 standout plays over Ad Meter's two decades
USA Today

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Pack needs rebound; Wake needs road win
-Plenty of misses and whistles in Duke's win
-Redskins' Green, Monk Elected to Hall

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Pack still lacks an identity
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Belichicks once called UNC home

From the Charlotte Observer
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ASU's win at Michigan a hindrance
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Spiders start hot, finish off 49ers

Archie’s 3 propels USC to upset against Ole Miss
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Clemson pounds Boston College
Anderson Independent

Seahawks stumble in the clutch
Wilmington Star-News

Kicker gets to USC after self-marketing
Columbia (SC) State

February 2, 2008

Gamecocks open baseball practice with veteran squad
Spartanburg Herald Journal

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Leggett adjusts to Tigers’ turnover
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Board grants Spurrier million-dollar incentive
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A void in USC history

USC heads to Oxford to face Ole Miss
Anderson Independent

Hyman talks about basketball coach search
Greenville (SC) News

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Packer 'trumps' Vitale here
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Deacons, ACC trying to move on

February 1, 2008

From the Anderson Independent
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Use caution when tracking recruits
-Tigers aim for a few key prizes
-Stitt’s injury another blow to Tigers

USC Set To Start Practice For 2008 Season
  USC is looking to advance to the College World Series for the first time since 2004. The season opener is Feb. 22 when the Gamecocks host East Carolina
rivals.com

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Tanner must run with new arms
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Newberry to open new baseball stadium Feb. 5
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Why should Alex English be the next USC Coach?

Hudak, staff not concerned about lowered expectations for Eagles
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Bill Lewis to Retire. Tenuta Hired
  Lewis has had a long, successful coaching career that consisted of two head coaching positions at East Carolina and Georgia Tech, and plenty of experience
scout.com

From the Greenville (SC) News
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A wish for Signing Day change
-Spurrier stresses character
-Paladins announce football schedule that includes Virginia Tech

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Paulus leads Blue Devils' surge
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Heels get the hint in victory
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Canes come back for overtime win

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Case of amnesia proves costly for Wolfpack
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Burlington Williams receiver picks Duke
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Redskins' coaching hunt tough to figure
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Assistant's arrest follows K-State's win

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
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QB from Texas commits to Virginia
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Top RB may be on way to Tech

From the Roanoke Times
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Making the grade still hard for Cavs
  After learning that two-year starting quarterback Jameel Sewell and three other players were not enrolled for the second semester, I thought it might be a good time to take a look at Virginia's academic-advising process.
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London makes adjustments to having new job

Hawks still smiling after big comeback
Wilmington Star-News

OBSESSION- It's the Super Bowl once again
Winston Salem Journal

Late run by Kings sinks Charlotte
Charlotte Observer

January 31, 2008

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Devils' toughness will test Pack's size
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Eagles' 18-game losing streak ends at Coppin State

From the College Football News
-2008 Early Big East Lookaheads

 Is the Big East a league on the rise? With LeSean McCoy and Pitt, Cincinnati, Connecticut, South Florida and Rutgers still improving, this could be another wildly unpredictable year. Here's an early look ahead at each Big East team with what needs working on and why to be excited and grouchy.
-2007 Big East Lookbacks/Recaps

PLAYING A MENTAL GAME
  New Wingate Baseball coach prepares his players in mind and body
New Bern Sun Journal

Randall gets comeback chance in college grads' new football league
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Panthers owner keeps game days dignified
Greensboro News-Record (AP)

Blogs from the Charlotte Observer
-Duke football generating excitement?
-Lutz contract update

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Tigers shaping strong recruiting class
-USC finishes off Georgia

Don't ask for pretty- USC avoids late collapse
Columbia (SC) State

Do or die, and Seahawks do
  UNCW rallies from down 19 points to shock Old Dominion
Wilmington Star-News

January 30, 2008

ASU assistant leaves for WVU
  West Virginia Head Football Coach Bill Stewart has announced the hiring of Lonnie Galloway as the wide receivers coach.
Winston-Salem Journal

Stewart Completes Staff
  “I’m really excited that Lonnie is joining the Mountaineer football family as the wide receivers coach,” Stewart said. “He has an outstanding reputation as a receivers coach, having worked at East Carolina and then winning national championships the past three years at Appalachian State."
msnsports.net

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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WVU pays Rodriguez incentives
  West Virginia followed its contractual commitment by paying former football Coach Rich Rodriguez more than $287,000 in salary and incentives on Jan. 19.
-Rodriguez willing to pay $1.5 million -- WVU says that simply won't do
  West Virginia says Rich Rodriguez owes $4 million for breaking his contract and moving on to Michigan. At most, Rodriguez countered Tuesday, it's $1.5 million.
-Stewart hires Michigan beater for WVU wide receivers coach

Some more posturing in a fascinating, nasty case
Charleston (WV)
Gazette

Rodriguez says he’ll pay what federal court orders
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

New candidate emerges for FSU AD
  Spetman is currently AD at Utah State.  The former Air Force AD interviewed at South Florida, East Carolina and Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo in 2004.
Tallahassee Democrat

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Two Duke receivers face charges in incident
  Duke wide receivers Eron Riley and Austin Kelly face misdemeanor charges stemming from an incident at a Ninth Street nightclub late Friday night.
-NCCU face Coppin State tonight
  N.C. Central gets a chance to avenge one that got away tonight. The problem for the 1-23 Eagles is that they'll be trying to get it done on the road.

Beamer, Groh need sympathy
  It's time to dig into the office flower fund and order a pick-me-up bouquet apiece for Al Groh and Frank Beamer, a couple of guys who haven't had what you'd call the sunniest of Januarys
Richmond Times Dispatch

From the Anderson Independent
-NHL All-Star Game was fun, even if few care
-USC, UGA meet on the hardwood
-Perry gives Tigers a spark

CAA notebook- Defense keys UNCW's resurgence
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Duke’s Cutcliffe scores highly regarded recruit
Fayetteville Observer

Terriers kick pair off team
  Wofford baseball players Chuck Eller and Nick Yeaw have been kicked off the team following an arrest last week.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Greenville (SC) News
-A lot goes into recruiting, luck included
-Gamecocks struggling for strong finishes

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Ishmael Smith turns non-play into a Wake win
-NCAA mulling extra season for Mauk

MEAC wants to hold tourneys at Old Dominion instead of Scope
The Virginian Pilot

January 29, 2008

IA For JMU?
  Even With Bigger Stadium, It Doesn’t Add Up
Harrisonburg Daily News Record

LU men survive shorthanded VMI
  Depleted opponent or not, Liberty will take the victory, its first on the road since beating East Carolina Nov. 17.
Lynchburg News and Advance

From the Fayetteville Observer
-What is a Blue Devil, anyway?
-Wolfpack adds strength to its secondary

Recruiting | Time running out to attract worthy talent
Columbia (SC) State

WVU recruiting class has changed
  ranking has slipped because eight players, including and five key prospects, are no longer on board
C
harleston (WV) Daily Mail

Top college recruit learns to take nothing for granted
Charlotte Observer

From the East Carolinian
-AAFL can be a possible springboard
  Colleges graduates hoping spring football league leads to NFL
-USC Report- Georgia blues

Hazing prompts Asheboro to fire wrestling coach
Greensboro News-Record

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Canes' playoff spot on thin ice
-Deal to increase Canes TV games
-National: KU's Mangino hospitalized

Eagles down Bucs to set up showdown
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

RETURNING- Vitale will be back for Duke vs. UNC-CH
Winston Salem Journal

Cellar dwellers
  Virginia takes over sole possession of last place in the ACC.
Roanoke Times

USA search still on track
  Former South Carolina head coach Sparky Woods is interested in the job
Mobile Register

January 28, 2008

Tigers miss another shot at a breakthrough
  With 3:14 left, his Clemson basketball team had a shot at a key ACC road victory, up six points on Miami with momentum in a stranglehold.
Anderson Independent

Duke takes down Maryland
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-Cavaliers fall in overtime to Georgia Tech
-Meeks to interview again with Redskins

Linkmeister Quote: "North Carolina where barbeque is a NOUN not a VERB." - Miss North Carolina Jessica Jacobs, during the Miss America Pageant Saturday.

USC walk-ons begin effort to make dream come true
Greenville (SC) News

ALWAYS ON THE MOVE
  Ellis Johnson shunned Arkansas and jumped at the chance to return home and coach the Gamecocks
Columbia (SC) State

Weary Eagles take on Bucs on short rest
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Happy days here again for UNCW?
Wilmington Star-News

NHL: Staal the All-Star MVP
Raleigh News & Observer

NBA: Deflecting blame could prove costly for Vincent
Charlotte Observer

From the Winston Salem Journal
-NASCAR: One of the Guys- Earnhardt trying to maintain low profile
-A Solid Choice- Aminu, prized basketball recruit, showed loyalty to Wake Forest, Gaudio

 

February 3, 2008

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Tigers eke out close win
  For a brief instant, as the University of Memphis sank into a surreal run of missed free throws and 3-pointers and thousands sat stunned at the sight of a No.1 team on the verge of its first defeat, coach Tony Barbee paced the UTEP sideline watching the fruition of a game plan literally years in the making.
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Cal looks to Patriots as perfect example
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Tigers replay: U of M vs. UTEP

Miners test Memphis
  UTEP now must walk with those saddest of words -- what might have been.
El Paso Times

From the Houston Chronicle
-Houston coach Penders hits landmark- 600th victory
  Lanny Smith made all four of his free throws in the last 11 seconds, and UH held on for an 84-81 win over Central Florida at Orlando, Fla. Robert McKiver had 31 points for the Cougars.
-UH hires offensive coordinator to complete staff
  Sumlin completes coaching staff by adding Mike Leach protegé
-Tulane drops Rice to 0-7 in Conference USA

Houston Cougars inch by UCF Knights
  If you shoot the ball enough, you will eventually start to hit shots when it counts.
El Paso Times

Green Wave wins fifth straight game
  Sophomore Kevin Sims led three Tulane players in double figures with a season-high 22 points as the Green Wave beat Rice 84-77 at the Merrell Center in Katy, Texas, for its fifth consecutive victory. Tulane's winning streak is its longest since the 1999-2000 season.
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Hattiesburg American
-College recruiting includes specific rules
  When Signing Day arrives on Wednesday, fans finally get to celebrate the fact that the high school football players they've been following and analyzing over the past few months have signed their names to a Letter of Intent to attend their college of choice.
-Quick start helps USM roll to victory
  Sluggish starts have been commonplace for the Southern Miss men's basketball team all season as it has averaged just 25 points in the first half of the six previous games in Conference USA competition.
-USM baseball coach Palmer says team needs more power
-Brown commitment huge coup for Fedora

Sumrall Enjoys Good Day in Postseason Football All-Star Game
southernmiss.com

Palmer wants boost in power
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Blazers take control early
  It took the UAB men's basketball team less than five minutes to show that Saturday's meeting with Marshall would differ from the first time the teams played this season.
Birmingham News

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-UAB rolls over Herd
-Super memories await Herd greats
-Donnan, Pruett proud of Super Bowl players

UAB turns the tables on Marshall with 74-55 blowout win
Charleston Gazette

Second Half Effort Leads Tulane to Fifth Straight Win with 84-77 Victory at Rice
conferenceusa.com

SMU men fall to Tulsa
  Ben Uzoh and Brett McDade each scored 18 points to lead Tulsa to a 72-60 win on Saturday over SMU.
Dallas Morning News

Hurricane crushes SMU
Tulsa World

South Alabama football in good shape
  Conference USA has already made overtures to South Alabama
Dothan Eagle

February 2, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-C-USA Well-Represented in Super Bowl XLII
  Eleven Former League Standouts Playing for Vince Lombardi Trophy
-Men's Basketball Notebook
  Another full slate of Conference USA games are scheduled for Saturday, beginning with a Noon CST tip in Memphis, Tenn. The No. 1 Tigers will put their 20-0 record and 43-game home court win streak on the line as host to UTEP. The Miners are coached by former Memphis assistant coach Tony Barbee, who has his team off to a 13-6 start. East Carolina and Southern Miss also play a matinee game at 4 p.m. CST

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Minter joins the Herd
  An obvious tie that binds Rick Minter to Marshall University is 2000's Motor City Bowl. The Thundering Herd extended its bowl winning streak to three with a 25-14 victory over Minter's Cincinnati squad. His background with Marshall football actually predates that matchup by three decades.
-Herd goes on the road to face Blazers

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Battling the Blazers
-Minter makes it official

Thundering Herd visits UAB tonight
B
eckley Register-Herald

Blazers basketball team ready for rematch with Marshall
  The UAB men's basketball team left Huntington, W.Va., last month not feeling too good about itself after a surprising Conference USA loss to Marshall.
Birmingham News

Versatile Wilbourn would like to play receiver for USM
Hattiesburg American

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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5-star recruit picks USM
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Eustachy pleased with program’s progress
-USM's Eustachy- Coach like a business CEO
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Eagles begin '08 baseball practice

Southern Miss Opens 2008 Baseball Season with First Practice
southernmiss.com

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Tigers close in on best start
  It was 22 years ago Friday that the University of Memphis basketball team, off to the best start in school history, traveled to Virginia Tech and had its 20-game winning streak snapped like an old rubber band.
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No 'habla' yet for Memphian at UTEP, but he can hit 'tres'
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JUCO RB eyeing a spot with Tigers
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Preview: Tigers vs. UTEP

UTEP Miners to take on No. 1-ranked Tigers today
El Paso Times

UCF Knights face post makeover
Orlando Sentinel

Tulsa hoping to break series of tough losses
Tulsa World

Tulane's Dickerson remains on guard
  Two weeks ago when Tulane turned in a less-than-impressive performance to defeat Rice at Fogelman Arena, Coach Dave Dickerson wasn't in a good mood.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Baseball Holds Spirited Practice In First Day Of Spring Drills
tulanegreenwave.com

Mustangs to honor former basketball star
Dallas Morning News

Penders tells UH to go forward, salve wounds at UCF
Houston Chronicle

February 1, 2008

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Minter offered job with Marshall
  Former University of Cincinnati head coach Rick Minter has been offered the Marshall defensive coordinator position, Thundering Herd head coach Mark Snyder said late Thursday afternoon.
-Coal Bowl moved to accommodate national television
  It appears that Marshall University's Coal Bowl football rivalry with West Virginia University is establishing a national television home.
-A look at Marshall football prospects
-Chadwick gets 500th career win

Minter offered Herd position
Charleston (WV)
Gazette

Being able to play early a selling point for UAB recruits
  UAB head football coach Neil Callaway and his coaching staff have various selling points for recruits.
Birmingham News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Kemp's road gets a little smoother
-Cohen to give Calipari hat signed by Bush
  The University of Memphis basketball cap President Bush signed after the State of the Union address Monday night will be handed over to Coach John Calipari just minutes before the noon tip-off in the University of Texas-El Paso game Saturday.

Many Miners have ties with No. 1 Tigers
El Paso Times

Wave happy to be home
  After an offseason spent pondering what it needed to do to return to an NCAA regional, Tulane will officially get back to work today as it opens full-team practices for the 2008 season.
New Orleans Times Picayune

January 31, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-Rice Chosen as Preseason Baseball Favorite
 Owls Teammates Chosen as Preseason Player, Pitcher of the Year
-Tigers Win at Houston, 89-77, for Best Start in School History
-Kinnard and Vaden Shoot Blazers Past Knights, 88-81

Houston challenges Tigers, but U of M holds on for victory
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Houston Chronicle
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UH latest victim in Memphis' unbeaten run
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C-USA- UAB blazes into tie for second with UH

Hot UAB blazes past UCF Knights
Orlando Sentinel

UAB's Lawrence Kinnard breaks out of slump to lead Blazers over Central Florida in battle for second place in Conference USA
Birmingham News

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Marshall gets win over Tulsa in OT
-Humphrey back to leading on court
-Herd gets two more verbal commitments

  Marshall University football is positioned for a resounding recruiting season finish.
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Pats will get changeup in Giants’ rookie Bradshaw

Herd saves its best for OT
  Marshall defeats Tulsa 72-65
Charleston (WV)
Gazette

Tulsa loses in OT
  Once again, extra work equaled extra heartbreak for Tulsa's basketball team.
Tulsa World

Aledo receiver changes commitment to SMU
  Loftin had been committed to Utah since October, but said the coaching change at SMU with June Jones paved the way for a switch.
Dallas Morning News

There's no place like UTEP Miners' home
El Paso Times

Turnovers cost Eagles as road woes continue
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Eagles fall short of striking gold
Biloxi Sun Herald

Southern Miss Falls At UTEP
southernmiss.com

From the Hattiesburg Independent
-McSwain looking at USM
  Former Richton High School and Ole Miss running back Mico McSwain said Tuesday that he is interested in becoming a member of the Southern Miss football team.
-Football is still king in South
-Nomadic Rice team finds going tough this season

January 30, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-Men's Basketball Notebook
  No. 1 Memphis will put its perfect 19-0 record on the line when the Tigers travel to Houston to square off with the Cougars in a Conference USA match-up Wednesday night.
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Houston Plays Host To Top-Ranked Memphis
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Southern Miss Travels to UTEP for Midweek Conference Battle
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UAB Set To Tangle With UCF Wednesday Night

Around Conference USA - Basketball
USA Today

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH NOTEBOOK Shot at No. 1 team excites UH players, fans
-Unbeaten Memphis eyes national title not record

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Big year for former Memphis kicker includes spring nuptials
  Win or lose Sunday, Stephen Gostkowski is going to be getting a ring.
-Houston's Penders understands beating Tigers best NCAA shot
-Tigers vs. Cougars preview

Memphis, Kansas Face Tough Tests Tonight
Washington Post

When Is Losing a Good Thing?
New York Times

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-John Calipari trying to learn from Pats' chase of perfection
-Herd's Humphrey getting ready to play

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Bradshaw just needed a chance
-Herd hurts are taking their toll on progress

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Herd's Morris heading to NFL Combine
-Tight losses put big dent in Tulsa's record

Looking for a playmaker
Tulsa World

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-Penders can get 600th win against No. 1 Memphis
  Program builder Penders happy, healthy at resurgent Houston
-USM seeks first C-USA road win

Eagles to confront Miners
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP men's basketball team to play So. Miss
-Miners can't afford loss at home in conference

From the Hattiesburg Independent
-Recruiting game heats up
-Bain injury causes lineup shuffle

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF and other C-USA contenders load up on talented transfers to chase down mighty Memphis.
-Knights close to landing big fish?

January 29, 2008

Ex-Tulane coach Smith dies of cancer
  For eight years, former Tulane football coach Larry Smith has battled a cancer that robbed him of finishing his career. It was a fight he did not win.
New Orleans Times Picayune

SMU's Jones brings in first recruiting haul
  SMU and new coach June Jones have added seven commitments to the four left from the Phil Bennett regime.
Dallas Morning News

From the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
-Bartrum offers Super Bowl advice
  five former MU players have advanced to Super Bowl XLII
-Absence of Humphrey puts hurt on Herd
-New league drafts ex-Marshall players

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Stephens, Dotson in line for more PT
-Yazoo City RB Johnson USM bound

'U' word suddenly surrounds Memphis
  Calipari: No pressure building with victories
Memphis Commercial Appeal

January 28, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-Douglas-Roberts, Rose Named to Wooden Award Mid-Season List
-Women's Basketball Round-Up
-Houston Softball Receiving Votes in Preseason Poll

Gonzaga test was needed, Calipari says
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Marshall home after Houston humbling
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Bradshaw key in Giants’ run
Beckley Register-Herald

A survey of the ugly landscape of college football
Houston Chronicle

Jackson joins the ranks of UTEP's elite scorers
El Paso Times

Year off benefits TU's Wheatley
Tulsa World