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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

February 24, 2008
Academy Awards

From ecupirates.com
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ECU Bounces Back For 13-4 Win Over USC
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Pirates Drop Season Opener 22-5
-Pirates Drop Heartbreaker to Tigers
-Southern Miss Edges Pirate Tennis 4-3

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU baseball team knocks off No. 2 Gamecocks
-New arms lift ECU in win
-Pirates suffer tough loss in home final

Gamecocks Fall 13-4 To East Carolina In Second Game of Doubleheader
gamecocksonline.com

USC just half bad on Day 1
  USC bats pound ECU in opener before the Pirates return the favor
Columbia (SC) State

Area Baseball Roundup- USC, Pirates split
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Purple Payback- ECU takes Game 2, 13-3
scout.com

USC-ECU Notebook- Big Day For Havens
rivals.com

UTEP Miners win big
El Paso Times

Miners Rout East Carolina To Set Up Crucial C-USA Showdown
utepathletics.com

Day 3 notebook- Combine an 'inexact science'
FOXSports.com

Around Campus: What's up -- docs?
Raleigh News and Observer

February 23, 2008

From Bonesvillle.net
-Gold: Nuggets of Gold
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Big East football keeping it cozy

Talk FM: TOT (Matt Rolloff, Beth Grant, Pat McCrory)

From ecupirates.com
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Pirate Baseball Season Opener Postponed
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Lady Pirates Host Tigers In Final Home Game
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Pirates Look To Earn Road Victory At UTEP
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UAB Tops ECU 4-3 In C-USA Opener

ECU star ready to run
Charlotte Observer

Good Havens! USC Crushes ECU In Opener
rivals.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Nico gets her Day
-Washout for ECU's diamond opener
-ECU men head for El Paso
-ECU sinks its teeth into dental site

East Carolina (8-16) at Texas-El Paso (15-9)
wral.com

Miners finally get back in own gym
El Paso Times

February 22, 2008
Birthday - President George Washington (1st President)

From Bonesvillle.net
-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
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Ladies shifting into high gear

-BVL: 2008 Baseball Schedule & Year-by-Year Reviews
Talk FM: TOT (David Frum, Carroll Deshiel)

From ecupirates.com
-ECU Opens Season At South Carolina
  No. 24 East Carolina will open the 2008 baseball season on the road Friday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. when they travel to No. 2 South Carolina for a three-game tilt at Sarge Frye Field.
-ECU Extends Streak, Holds Off UAB 85-82
  Terry notches career-best 35 points
-ECU Edges Elon, Sweeps N.C. Central

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-A return to Columbia
-Terry, Young burn up Blazers in Minges
-Around Campus: Trustees to OK dental school site

South Carolina Opens Up 2008 Season On Friday Vs. East Carolina
gamecocksonline.com

USC playing role of favorite
  To hear some tell it, the University of South Carolina is Omaha-bound.
Greenville (SC) News

Inside track
Columbia (SC)
State

Teams from the Palmetto State set the stage for a grand opening
Charleston (SC) Post Courier

UAB Drops Close Battle At East Carolina, 85-82
uabsports.com

Draft got your tongue- Just go running back
sportingnews.com

2009 NC corner has two favorites
Yahoo! Sports

February 21, 2008

From Bonesvillle.net
-Peele: Woody's Ramblings
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Bucs count on depth, power

-Myatt: View from the 'ville
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Familiar stage, new actors

BVL Audio: Billy Godwin discusses season opener
-BVL: Knights feast on Pirates

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Downed By UCF In C-USA Play
-Live CSTV Online Video Available vs. UAB
-Lady Pirates Host UAB In CSTV Showdown
-Women's Soccer Adds Davis to '08 Class
-Bools Named C-USA Golfer-of-the-Week

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirate women hoping for strong finish
-Taylor's 23 points lead Knights

From ucfathletics.com
-Taylor, O'Donnell Help UCF Shoot Past ECU
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UCF-East Carolina Postgame Notes

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Win shows real sense of urgency for UCF
-Camp gives players an edge
  It was another day to earn that money, another day of preparation for the 40-yard dash and this week's NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

From the East Carolinian
-Pirates prepared for battle
-Memphis vaulting C-USA into national spotlight
-Men's tennis off to fresh start
-ECU golf enjoys rewarding week

Around Campus: Study favors funding for ECU
  More state investment in research at East Carolina University could pay off in biotech jobs in five nearby counties
Raleigh News and Observer

February 20, 2008

Talk FM: TOT (Bob Hall, Dr. Greg Chadwick)
Bonesvillle.net

Pirates Begin Road Trip At UCF Wednesday Night
ecupirates.com

UCF Returns Home to Face East Carolina Wednesday
ucfathletics.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Farmer chips in all over court
-Diamond quarterback
  Kemp serves as ECU's baseball signal-caller

East Carolina at UCF
Orlando Sentinel

From the East Carolinian
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Lady Pirates bounce back

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Pirates pitch their way to title
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Schieber receives honorary jersey
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Inconsistency costs ECU yet again

Whitehead ready to play
Washington Daily News

Offers build for DE Donte Moss
YAHOO! Sports

February 19, 2008

From Bonesvillle.net
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Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Diamond Pirates primed for opener
Talk FM: Brian Bailey (Link Jarrett)
Talk FM: TOT (Denny O'Brien, Ed Wilson)

Pirates Take Eight Shot Lead Into Final Round
ecupirates.com

Gray's Creek's Brown signs with ECU
Fayetteville Observer\

Swann sensational on the hill; leads ECU softball team to title
Washington Daily News

February 18, 2008
President's Day (US)
Pluto Day
Anniversary - Cow Milked While Flying

Whitford: Perspective
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Extreme makeover for hoops?

Bonesvillle.net

From ecupiates.com
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Women's Golf In First At Qdoba Invitational
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Pirates Push Past UCF 78-69
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Softball Tops Boston College For Championship

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU women reach .500 mark in C-USA play
-Campus launches smoke-free zones

 

February 24, 2008

From the Birmingham News
-How the SEC got rich
-SEC charter schools move on in different directions

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Question- Can USC athletics raise $200 million for facilities?
-Frank McGuire | The coach of coaches
-USC suffers another foul ending

From the Charlotte Observer
-Lutz becomes 49ers' winningest coach
-Bobcats' Wallace to miss at least 2 weeks

Eagles club Aces on the diamond
Rock Hill Herald

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Duke gets right back on track
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Wake molded in Gaudio's image
-There's no quit in the Wolfpack

The eligibility mess
Fayetteville Observer

Bassmaster: Angling for big bucks
Greenville (SC) News

February 23, 2008

BracketBusted
  Memo to any team that sees Davidson crop up opposite their name on NCAA tournament Selection Sunday...You might be getting this year's Winthrop.
Rock Hill Herald

Wildcats drive one point home
Charlotte Observer

Hokies support, advise NIU's Huskies
  Virginia Tech coaches and athletic director talk to their counterparts at Northern Illinois
Roanoke Times

ACC really fouled up basketball scheduling
Winston Salem Journal

February 22, 2008

49er football opponents speak out
  Two former UNC system presidents are speaking out against football at UNC Charlotte.
news14.com

From the Charlotte Observer
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Football at UNCC-2 N.C. educators say no
-Conference Baseball Previews
-Panthers release Foster
  The basketball game between

Pastilong announces plans for retirement
  Ed Pastilong announced plans for his future retirement Thursday as West Virginia University’s 11th director of intercollegiate athletics.
Beckley Register-Herald

LSU to weigh its options for AD post
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Fayetteville Observer
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FSU's Sheppard plays final game before return to Iraq
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UNC-CH switching its approach for next year
  Emphasis on in-state recruiting

Baseball a way of life for Clemson coach Leggett
Greenville (SC) News

Payne wins No. 100 at USC Upstate
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-UNC-CH baseball faces challenge
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UVa-GT game rained out

  The basketball game between Virginia and Georgia Tech was called off Thursday night because of a leaking roof at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

SAVVY DEACONS- Wake Forest to field a veteran baseball team
Winston Salem Journal

February 21, 2008

USC Baseball Preview
Columbia (SC) State

College baseball season at hand
Anderson Independent

ASU's baseball team has many starters back
  The addition of Josh Dowdy, who transferred from East Carolina after going 5-2 as a sophomore should strengthen the starting rotation
Winston Salem Journal

New BSC football coach Eddie Garfinkle relates to his players
  Birmingham-Southern College went with the familiar to replace head football coach Joey Jones, hiring former ECU walk-on and Panthers defensive coordinator Eddie Garfinkle on Wednesday.
Birmingham News

Devils drop another on the road
Durham Herald Sun

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-UNC-CH icons vandalized
-State relaxes, self-destructs in second half -- again

49ers unable to finish Spiders
Charlotte Observer

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Gators shut down Gamecocks' rally
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Clemson suspends swim coach

Bowden yet to sign new contract
Columbia (SC) State

Eagles' win, plus UNCA's loss, puts team in driver's seat
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Just hanging on- Seahawks lose focus, but not game vs. Panthers
Wilmington Star-News

February 20, 2008

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Williams irked by Coach K
-Heels add a threat for Pack
-Canes fall to Bruins in shootout

Words fly between Duke, UNC-CH coaches
Durham Herald Sun

From the Charlotte Observer
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Wildcats net 16th straight win
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Bobcats off mark in loss to Spurs
-GM- Panthers to use franchise tag on Gross

’Noles freeze Tigers
Columbia (SC) State

UVa gave Shula a start 50 years ago
Roanoke Times

February 19, 2008

Tanner Has High Hopes For '08 Gamecocks
WLTX.com

2008 Baseball Preview- Infielders
southcarolina.rivals.com

South Carolina Baseball Notebook
cstv.com

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Wolfpack needs big finish
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UNC-CH adds recruits from N.C.

North Clayton's Dieke commits to Georgia Tech
  He had been considering East Carolina, UNC Chapel Hill, Mississippi State and Rutgers. Dieke broke the news to Tech coach Paul Johnson on Friday.
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Spurrier receives Davey O’Brien Legends Award
Columbia (SC) State

Wake's win over Duke may have given ACC a shot in the arm for postseason
Durham Herald-Sun

February 18, 2008

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Wake Forest shocks Duke
-UNC-CH zeroes in on coordinator

Duke starters must watch loss from bench
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Winston Salem Journal
-A Breakthrough Win- Freshmen lead WFU over No. 2 Duke 86-73
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Newman slips past his rivals down stretch

49ers fail to finish 2nd-half comeback
Charlotte Observer

 

February 24, 2008

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Hustling Vols dominate Tigers on boards, take their ranking
-Orange-, blue-clad fans wage war of words
-A sea of deep blue

Victory over Tulane excites Eagles
Hattiesburg American

Wave not tough enough in loss to USM
New Orleans Times Picayune

Golden Eagles win 5th in 6 games
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Vaden takes over as UAB Blazers torch SMU, 73-59
Dallas Morning News

UH holds off Rice 71-62 for win No. 20
Houston Chronicle

Free throws the difference in Herd win over UCF
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Jermaine Taylor shut down as UCF Knights lose to Marshall
Orlando Sentinel

TU beats Blue Hose for fifth straight win
Tulsa World

February 23, 2008

Feb. 23 Men's Basketball Notebook
  The national college spotlight is on Conference USA with ESPN GameDay is in Memphis as the top-ranked Tigers host No. 2 Tennessee tonight at 8 p.m.
conferenceusa.com

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-In Volunteers' Pearl, Calipari has found the rival he needs
-Tigers, Vols share fast, intense styles
-Fans of Tigers, Volunteers enjoying rare moment

USM seeks third straight victory
Biloxi Sun Herald

Herd needs to be resilient again
Charleston Gazette

February 22, 2008

From the Birmingham News
-C-USA says no penalties for Blazers, Memphis
-Return of top two starting pitchers keys Blazers' hopes

Opening Day 2008: Blazers Set To Host Ball State This Weekend
uabsports.com

USM faces tough schedule
Biloxi Sun Herald

USM hopes to show power this year
Hattiesburg American

Bergman ready for success in his 26th season
Orlando Sentinel

2008 Houston Baseball Preview
conferenceusa.com

From the Houston Chronicle
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College baseball's late season start concerns coaches

  With the NCAA-mandated uniform start date going into effect this season, the past three weeks have tested the patience of players and coaches in college baseball accustomed to opening seasons in late January or early February.
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Rice, Baylor among area schools looking for big years

Jersey policy needs ironing out at SMU, Texas
Dallas Morning News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Orange-hater T-shirts sprout up all over U of M campus
-Since returning from illness, Douglas-Roberts has led team with best play of his career
-UT backers scrounge for tickets
-Defeat helped Tigers grow
-Tiger legend Murphy dies

Time running out for Herd to earn bye in C-USA tourney
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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WAVE OF THE FUTURE

  When Tulane baseball Coach Rick Jones sat next to President Scott Cowen at one of the first basketball games at Fogelman Arena post-Hurricane Katrina, Jones wasn't certain what the future held for his half-demolished, half storm-wrecked stadium.
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Tulane's Forté seeks to impress

February 21, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-Preseason C-USA Baseball Notebook
-2008 Rice Baseball Preview
-Men's Golf Notebook
-Women's Golf Notebook
-Great Moments in C-USA Women's Basketball History
-Johnson Leads UAB To 101-99 Win Over Houston
-No. 1 Memphis Cruises Past Tulane
-UTEP Outlasts Herd Men in Wild Affair at Henderson Center, 79-76
-SMU Downed By Southern Miss
-Tulsa Cruises to Fourth Straight Win

Little man hits big shot- Johnson, UAB's diminutive point guard, bags game-winning floater in final seconds
  UAB put the final possession of a see-saw game against visiting Houston on the shoulders of 5-foot-8 point guard Aaron Johnson and used Robert Vaden as a decoy.
Birmingham News

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH drops heartbreaker to UAB, 101-99
-Owls can't weather Hurricane

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers-Vols set to face off on Beale Street after U of M tops Tulane on Bourbon Street
-Dozier lawyer hopes troubles will go away
-Tigers replay: U of M vs. Tulane
-Tigers-Vols matchup: the frontcourts

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Green Wave proves no match for No. 1 Tigers
  This wasn't fair.
-Memphis lives up to the hype, and ranking

Miners topple Herd
  The Miners return home to the Don Haskins Center on Saturday for a date with East Carolina.
El Paso Times

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd falls in final seconds
-Morris' NFL stock rising of late

Herd lets one get away
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Dallas Morning News
-Gansz hired to by SMU to coach special teams
  Frank Gansz, the former NFL coach known as one of the game's best special teams gurus, is joining new football coach June Jones' staff at SMU.
-SMU clobbered by Southern Miss

Eagles stop Mustangs on early KO
Jackson Clarion Ledger

USM corrals Mustangs
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Tulsa World
-Tulsa adds two JC football players
-Hurricane wakes Owls

February 20, 2008

Fedora suspends running back Easterling
Hattiesburg American

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-2 USM football players suspended
-Mustangs ride to Reed Green

UAB-Houston loser has little hope for NCAA Tournament
Birmingham News

UH-UAB a must-win game for both
Houston Chronicle

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-No. 1 Tigers, No. 2 Vols trying to stay focused on tonight's matchups
-When No. 1 meets No. 2
  When No. 1 and No. 2 meet in men's college basketball, the No. 1 team is 21-16.
-Admission to U of M game is one hot ticket
-U of M stadium site study delayed to gather info
-Charges against two Tigers dismissed

Calipari warns his Tigers about Wave
New Orleans Times Picayune

Men's Basketball Notebook
conferenceusa.com

UTEP Miners still seek first conference road win
El Paso Times

UTEP winless on road in C-USA
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Defense equals success for Herd
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Jackson Clarion Ledger
-Eagles' success may hinge on pitching again
-Road win gives Eagles confidence

From the Tulsa World
-TU completes football staff
-Hurricane finds hope in victory

February 19, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Softball Notebook
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Women's Basketball Notebook

UAB doesn't expect repercussions from C-USA following incident after loss to Memphis
Birmingham News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-In retrospect, Tigers know they should avoid confrontations
-U of M's Taggart will miss game vs. Tulane

Batter up- a preview of C-USA teams
The Student Printz (USM)

This just in- Jones teaching defense, too
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Coaching has been difference for No. 0
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

4 assistants get multi-year deals
  Four of new Southern Miss football coach Larry Fedora's assistant coaches will receive multi-year contracts, pending approval of the state College Board, which meets Wednesday in Jackson.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

February 18, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Men's Basketball Weekend Round-Up
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C-USA Softball Recap

Conference USA officials looking into taunting at end of UAB-Memphis game
  Conference USA officials are reviewing the ugly incident that occurred at the end of the stirring come-from-behind 79-78 win by No.1 ranked Memphis over UAB on Saturday night at Bartow Arena.
Birmingham News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-No penalty from league expected after fracas
  Tigers' A.D. speaks with C-USA, UAB
-U of M puts together complete performance

C-USA to investigate aftermath of Memphis-UAB game
Houston Chronicle

6-5 good cause for excitement
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Defense, fan support help Marshall men get to 14-10
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Will Southern Miss host an NCAA baseball regional in 2008?
Hattiesburg American

Hurricane finds hope in victory
Tulsa World