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March 2, 2008
Namesake Day
Meatfare Sunday (Orthodox)
Birthday - Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel (author)
World Day Of Prayer
Independence Day (Texas)

From Bonesville.net
-Pirates ambush Houston
-BVL Box Score: East Carolina 11, Monmouth 2

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Stun the Cougars, 84-83
  Cory Farmer hit his only two free throw attempts with 22 seconds left to rally East Carolina to an 84-83 victory over Houston Saturday
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Maness Shuts Down Hawks In 11-2 Win
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Swann No-Hits Delaware In Split
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East Carolina Rolls Past Coastal Carolina 6-1
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Lady Pirates Fall In Regular Season Finale

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates shock Cougars
  ECU seniors go out in record style
-ECU women fall to Rice, 69-62
-ECU's Swann no hits Delaware in softball
-Pirates find their game, pound Hawks
-ECU signee Armstrong Ks 9 to lead West Craven
-ECU's dental school going green

From the Houston Chronicle
-East Carolina edges UH in blow to Dance chance
-Murphy- Tombstone for Cougars' chances

Men's Basketball Drops Heartbreaker at East Carolina
uhcougars.com

ECU upsets Houston
New Bern Sun Journal

Farmer perfect when it counts most
Raleigh News and Observer (AP)

From the Washington Daily News
-Lawrence pleased with first practice as a Pirate
  Despite running around for over two hours in the cold, Gerald Lawrence was all smiles when he walked off the field Friday evening at the Cliff Moore Practice Complex.
-ECU’s home debut has ‘Sowers’ ending

A 2nd chance for QBs
Charlotte Observer

Nice guys can finish first in draft
Chicago Tribune

Clarke inspires despite loss
  The East Carolina signee added six rebounds and four steals.
Myrtle Beach Sun News

March 1, 2008
Be Positive - Do Something Positive Day
National Pig Day
Peace Corps Day
Plan a Solo Vacation Day
Refired, Not Retired Day
Anniversary - Land Mine Ban
Admission Day (Nebraska)
Admission Day (Ohio)
Beer Day (Iceland)

From Bonesville.net
-BVL Box Score: Monmouth 4, East Carolina 3
Talk FM: TOT (Bob Orr)

From ecupirates.com
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ECU Faces Houston In Home Finale

  Seniors Cory Farmer, Taylor Gagnon and Darrell Jenkins will play their final home game Saturday night when the Pirates host Houston inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum beginning at 7 o'clock.
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Hawks' Rally In Ninth Nips Pirates 4-3

  Rick Niederhaus' two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning gave Monmouth a 4-3 win over East Carolina Friday night at Lewis Field at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
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Swimming & Diving Remains Third At Championship Meet
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Pirates Move To 13-4 With Sweep
  The East Carolina softball team took a pair of contests over Radford and Liberty to begin the Pirate Clash on Friday at the ECU Softball Field.
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Pirates Open Spring Football Practice

  Head Coach Skip Holtz Welcomes Back 20 Returning Starters, 50 Lettermen
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ECU Captures 5-2 Road Win At UNCG

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Hawks have fiesta at East Carolina's expense
  Monmouth rallies past Pirates
-Back to business
  ECU hits gridiron for start of spring practice
-Pirates return several important pieces on offense
-Pirates play final home game against Cougars

Pirates drop home opener to Monmouth
Kinston Free Press

Esposito, Hawks eyeing repeat
Asbury Park Press

Men's Basketball Ready to Face East Carolina on Saturday
uhcougars.com

Women's Hoops Set for Senior Day Against East Carolina
riceowls.com

Panthers quiet one the first day of free agency
  Hurney said the visit with Coleman went well, although he wouldn’t say if the former ECU product passed a team physical.
Gaston Gazette

February 29, 2008
Leap Day

From Bonesville.net
-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
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Garrard on journey with a higher power

Talk FM: TOT (David Frum)

From ecupirates.com
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Late Three Lifts Houston Past ECU

  Tye Jackson's three-pointer with 25.6 seconds remaining in the game lifted Houston to the 72-69 win over East Carolina Thursday evening at Hofheinz Pavilion.
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ECU Hosts Monmouth In Home Opener
  The ECU baseball team will play its first game of the season inside Lewis Field at Clark-LeClair Stadium Friday night (5 p.m.) when they play host to the Monmouth Hawks.
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Pirates Host Annual Pirate Clash

  The East Carolina softball team remains at home for the third consecutive weekend as its hosts the 2008 Pirate Clash. The Pirates hold an all-time record of 69-9 against its tournament opponents Radford, Liberty, Fordham and Delaware. Towson and UNC Greensboro will also take part in the tourney.
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Pirates in Third Place At C-USA Championships

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU baseball opens home slate vs. Hawks
-ECU women fall to Houston
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Garrard- Reaching heights wasn't always easy

-Missing man died from exposure
  Authorities have not said why Nickolas Radeka, a retired East Carolina Professor, did not protect himself from exposure after he disappeared from his home

Women's Basketball Wins 72-69 Thriller Over East Carolina
uhcougars.com

Farmer leads Pirates past SMU
Kinston Free Press

Hot-hitting freshman Pritchard helps Elon past East Carolina
Burlington Times News

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal (from 02.20.08)
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Schools Showing Interest In Keenan Twosome
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Mooring Has First Offer
  QB Brett Mooring (6-4 220) of Vanceboro, NC said East Carolina has offered

Combine sillier than 'Survivor'
San Diego Union Tribune

February 28, 2008
Floral Design Day
National Chili Day
National Tooth Fairy Day
St. Oswald of Worcester Feast Day

From Bonesville.net
-Myatt: View from the 'ville
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Bucs welcome new-found bounty

-Myatt: Brown signs; Spring reboots
-BVL Box Score
: Elon 9, East Carolina 6
Talk FM: TOT (Cas Haley, Rob Jones, Lind Graves)

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Shoot Past Mustangs
  Cory Farmer scored 20 points and East Carolina snapped a five-game losing streak by routing SMU 84-52 on Wednesday night.
-Pirates In Second Place At C-USA Championships
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Pirate Baseball Falls To Elon 9-6

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Turning the tables
  ECU ends skid with rout of SMU
-ECU falls to 1-3 in baseball
-ECU women look to tame Cougars in Texas

Pirates rout SMU, Doherty
Fayetteville Observer

Pirates win in big way
New Bern Sun Journal

Farmer, Pirates pummel Mustangs
Raleigh News and Observer (AP)

NCAA Game Summary - S-M-U at East Carolina
sportsnetwork.com

SMU men fall to East Carolina, 84-52
Dallas Morning News (AP)

Pirates ransack men's hoops
smudailycampus.com

ECU football schedule released; spring practice starts
Washington Daily News

Saints re-sign Goodwin, Cooper
Lafayette (LA) Daily Advertiser

Chat with Mel Kiper
  Chris Johnson from East Carolina, if he goes in the second round, he's going to be a good pick for someone.
espn.com

Rules Of Thumb- Combine Edition
RealGM.com

Recruiting starts to heat up for RB Howell
  “Right now we’re getting letters from Clemson, Georgia, North Carolina, Wake Forest, North Carolina State and East Carolina,”
Yahoo! Sports

USC & Clemson Offer North Carolina Back
  RB Desmond Scott (5-10 184) of Durham has offers from USC, Clemson, Virginia, North Carolina, NC State, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and East Carolina.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

February 27, 2008

From Bonesville.net
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz spring launch press conference
-BVL
: East Carolina 2008 Football Schedule

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Set To Host SMU

  East Carolina plays its final two home games of the season this week beginning Wednesday night when it entertains SMU inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum at 7 o'clock.
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Spring Practice, 2008 Schedule Press Quotes
  East Carolina University Head Football Coach Skip Holtz addressed members of the media Tuesday afternoon during his annual pre-spring practice press conference.
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East Carolina Releases 2008 Football Schedule
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Pirates Place Sixth At Wexford Intercollegiate
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Brewer Earns All-Academic Team Honors
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326 Student-Athletes To Be Honored

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Doherty brings SMU Mustangs to Minges
-Pirates gear up for start of spring drills
-Pirates release football schedule
-Campbell gets OK to resume practice

East Carolina begins spring football practices
New Bern Sun Journal

Doherty struggling at SMU
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

SMU hoops to play for 10th seed in Conference USA Tournament
smudailycampus.com

M-Basketball Game Notes- SMU At East Carolina - Wed. at 7 p.m. ET
smumustangs.com

SMU faces another team in conference cellar
  The men's basketball team and East Carolina, tied for second-to-last place in Conference USA, meet today in Greenville, N.C.
Dallas Morning News

Tough schedules await
Raleigh News and Observer

Skip Holtz looking to turn East Carolina players into leaders
Fayetteville Observer (AP)

From the East Carolinian
-ECU plays well after a very rough start
-Lady Pirates wrap up home schedule

Standout on a standout team
  Among the schools actively recruiting Caldwell are Charlotte, Clemson, East Carolina, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
Charlotte Observer

GetEducated Ranks Top 30 Best Online and Distance Learning MBAs
  Premiering at the number one ranked "most affordable" spot this year is East Carolina University
Emediawire

February 26, 2008

From Bonesville.net
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O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 336
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East Carolina at ESPN’s mercy

-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Will the real ECU please stand up?
Talk FM: Brian Bailey (Billy Godwin)
Talk FM: TOT (Denny O'Brien, Grover Norquist, PH)

From ecupirates.com
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East Carolina Releases 2008 Football Schedule
  Contests Against Seven '07 Bowl Qualifiers, Including A Home Matchup Against Fiesta Bowl Winner West Virginia, Highlight Slate
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Pirates In Fourth At Wexford Invitational
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Johnson Blazes Through NFL Combine

Football heart and Soul for Odom
  Four years ago, Odom was East Carolina's defensive coordinator.
Florida Today

Arenafootball2 - Changes afoot for Wolves
  The quarterback position is always one to watch in the arena game. The Manchester Wolves have three on the roster, James Pinkney (East Carolina), Jon Grant (UC-Davis) and Mike Orihel (Rowan).
New Hampshire Union Leader

Tuesday morning’s G-Briefing.
  Hoops, ACC and ECU style.
850 The Buzz

From Baseball America
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Strike One- Raising Arizona
  After seeing Carpenter pitch Saturday, I buzzed down to Columbia to catch the second game of East Carolina’s doubleheader against South Carolina
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Poll:
Dropped Out- Texas A&M (21), East Carolina (24), Old Dominion (25)

Around the Bases
College Baseball Insider

The fastest back (It's not D-Mac)
Dallas Morning News

Lawrence excited to play for Pirates
Washington Daily News

Who's Hot & Not - The 2008 NFL Combine
College Football News

February 25, 2008

BVL Audio: Billy Godwin & Players Postgame remarks
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Fall In Extra Innings 7-6
  Kyle Enders' two-run single in the bottom of the 11th gave No. 2 South Carolina a 7-6 win over No. 24 East Carolina Sunday afternoon in game three at Sarge Frye Field.
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ECU Nips UCF 4-3 In C-USA Finale
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Softball Splits Again To Close Classic

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU measures up with nation's elite
  A grueling weekend tour of Columbia, S.C., was just what the East Carolina Pirates feel they needed to start the baseball season.
-Pirates' big weekend lacks perfect ending
-Around Campus: Medical school growth focus of ECU, UNC-CH
-Around Campus: ECU looks within for new associate research dean

Combine wrapup- McFadden's blazing in 40-yard dash
  The hype over McFadden's time led many to overlook the blazing time by East Carolina running back Chris Johnson.
USA Today

ECU's Johnson turns in fastest 40 of NFL combine so far
Fayetteville Observer (AP)

Johnson shines at combine
  Ex-ECU star runs 4.24 40-yard dash
Raleigh News and Observer (AP)

From nfl.com
2008 Combine- Chris Johnson (Interview)
  East Carolina running back Chris Johnson discusses his exceptional 4.24 sec 40-YD dash at the 2008 combine.
RB 40-YD dash
  Best 40-yd dash performances by running backs at the combine (CJ at 1:40)

Enders' RBI Single Lifts Gamecocks To 7-6 Win Over East Carolina in 11 Innings
gamecocksonline.com

Enders saves Gamecocks in 11th inning
Greenville (SC) News

Enders comes through in Gamecocks' rally
Rock Hill Herald

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Baseball | A welcome finish for USC
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Columbia High duo has change of heart
  Defensive lineman Matthew Johnson (6-2, 280) and athlete Arthur Goforth (5-8, 170) of Keenan were scheduled to visit East Carolina Sunday.

USC Wins 11 Inning Drama at The Sarge 7-6
scout.com

USC-ECU Game 3 Notebook- Johnson Comes Up Big
rivals.com

Copper re-signs with Saints
Washington Daily News

 

March 2, 2008

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Krzyzewski wins No. 800 in a thriller
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This one was big, but it sure wasn't easy for Duke
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Canes blow away Lightning
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Wooden Remains Hospitalized After Fall

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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State can't deny K

  Duke's rally stings Pack
-800 wins in 1,064 games
-Lawson helps Heels

Tournaments bringing in millions
  March is here, and for college basketball fans, there's no better time of year. It's shaping up to be a pretty good time of the year for the city of Charlotte, too, as fans bring in money.
news14.com

From the Birmingham News
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Antonio Coleman's injury brings quick end to Auburn football scrimmage
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Ticket sales for Birmingham's NCAA games behind 2003's pace

Rodriguez's lawyers seek WVU records, Pastilong testimony
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Tigers trying to lock up elusive NCAA bid
Anderson Independent

Havens, Gamecocks draw first blood
  Clemson picked the wrong guy to give a bases-loaded opportunity on Saturday.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Havens uncorks on Clemson
Columbia (SC) State

From the Charlotte Observer
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NBA: Bobcats begin youth movement
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NCHSAA: Football's role in families' school choice debated

From the Rock Hill (SC) Herald
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Clipped
  Bulldogs take No. 1 BSC seed away from host Eagles
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Eagles can't find cure for funk

Seniors go out on a high note with big victory
Wilmington Star-News

From the Winston Salem Journal
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Curry lifts Davidson to 19th straight win
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Mountaineers' slump ends
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Deacs lose third in a row
  McFarland has big game, Johnson comes up empty in OT loss to Georgia Tech
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J.C. Smith wins CIAA Tournament

March 1, 2008

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Trustees approve $5M plan to improve Wallace Wade
  Plans include new restrooms and improved concession facilities at the nearly 80-year-old, horseshoe-shaped football venue.
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N.C. State, confident but slumping, stands in the way
-Memories of a long, fruitful run for Krzyzewski at Duke

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Struggling times for Lowe
  Coaching basketball hasn't been a comfort for Sidney Lowe, who has also been battling family issues over the past year.
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Broncos' Sheppard ships out

  CIAA player off for tour of duty in Iraq.
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Tar Heels roll past Kent State

From the Charlotte Observer
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Panthers deal Jenkins to Jets for picks
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JCSU moves to title game
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Bray caps 49ers rally in 10th inning
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Celtics clip Bobcats
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Bobcats waive guard McInnis

FSU men advance to title game
Fayetteville Observer

Small and Quirky Davidson Faces Uphill Fight
  McKillop is the son of a New York City police officer, he played college basketball at East Carolina and Hofstra.
New York Times

Rivalry resumes for USC, Clemson
Greenville (SC) News

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Sooners' coach rumored to be candidate for USC
-Rivals lament late start and shorter prep time

Quest for No. 1
  Winthrop (19-10, 10-3) hosts UNC Asheville (20-8, 9-4) in the matchup that decides the regular-season championship and the No. 1 seed for next week's conference tournament.
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

2008 Spring Preview - Ranking the Conferences
College Football News

Is this football slate a dream?
Fairmont Times-West Virginian

TOO EARLY- The Panthers have made significant roster moves, but don't get excited or depressed just yet
Winston Salem Journal

From the Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Grading the NFL scouting combine
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Crumpler close to signing with Seahawks

February 29, 2008

Lowe's mother has heart attack
Raleigh News and Observer

Right place, right time
  King's journey to Eckerd started when he made the decision to leave East Carolina after his sophomore season.
Greensboro News Record

WVU lawyers demand answers from Rich Rod
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Charlotte Observer
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Study- Football would spike UNCC fees
  Report projects $300 jump in student costs, which would be the costliest athletic fees in UNC system
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Wake's NCAA hopes take hit

  Deacons might have to win final 3 games to qualify
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Panthers busy in free agency
  When the clock struck one past midnight this morning, all kinds of new possibilities opened for the Carolina Panthers and other NFL teams.
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Hoover agrees to 3-year deal with Panthers
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Jenkins next to leave?
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Construction under way at BofA Stadium

Weekend series preview
  Their fans can take solace in the fact that rival East Carolina is off to a 1-3 start following a 9-6 defeat to Elon on Wednesday.
Wilmington Star-News

Tigers ready to test hitting success
Anderson Independent

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Tigers to play in purple tonight
  Clemson will wear purple jerseys for tonight’s game at College of Charleston in support of Mary-Louise Pawlowski, the 13-year-old daughter of Cougars coach John Pawlowski.
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See Dick run (his mouth)

  Vitale’s enthusiastic endorsement of Bob Knight for USC job is irresponsible

Krzyzewski's 799 have come at a price
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Lack of clutch hitting dooms Eagles
  Some of it was playing the nation's No. 4 team.
Ro
ck Hill (SC) Herald

Around FCS- Caught Speeding
sportsnetwork.com

Grambling's proposes longer, richer contract for Broadway
  Before arriving at Grambling, Broadway was head coach at Division II North Carolina Central and a 20-year assistant at North Carolina, Florida, East Carolina and Duke.
Monroe (LA) News Star

February 28, 2008

From the Charlotte Observer
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Turner unlikely to be a Panther

  Even though East Carolina's Chris Johnson's ran a blazing 4.24 40-yard dash at the combine, he's likely to go in the second round.
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Now, a question for Friday, Spangler, Bowles
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CIAA Men's Tournament | Preview
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Goldwire, 49ers' slump hits new low
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Panthers to keep adding receivers? Free agent analysis
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Panthers moving well this offseason
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Injury strikes Bobcats again

Panthers dump Carr, bring in Muhammad
Winston Salem Journal

Gamecocks, Tigers open diamond seasons
Ro
ck Hill (SC) Herald

Clemson roars to 20th win
Greenville (SC) News

Wolfpack packs it in early vs. Noles
Raleigh News and Observer

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Defense carries the day as Duke pulls away from GT
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Blue Devils get another big recruit

The company of misery
  There was no audible booing from the small crowd. The players showed no outward rage, merely walking slowly off the court, saying nothing to each other.
Columbia (SC) State

VCU claims CAA crown by putting clamps on UNCW
Wilmington Star-News

College roundup- ODU upends No. 5 UNC in baseball
Hampton Roads Daily Press

February 27, 2008

Virginia defensive end leaves school
Roanoke Times

From the Winston Salem Journal
-UNMOTIVATED- Wolfpack acting as if it has little left to play for
-ASU will attempt to slow Davidson

Vandy shortens Tennessee's tenure at the top
Memphis Commercial Appeal

South Carolina looks to overcome confidence issues
Anderson Independent

From the Charlotte Observer
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Panthers are 'very interested' in Moose
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Neal carried Smith on to Globetrotters

Eagles clinch share of Big South crown
Rock Hill Herald

Seahawks drop home opener
Wilmington Star News

February 26, 2008

WVU can warm to this schedule
Charleston Gazette

WVU to play seven home games in 2008
Beckley Register-Herald

Pastilong talks about highs, lows of his athletic director tenure
Charleston Daily Mail

Meet The Assistants - Lonnie Galloway
  Who would have thought in '05, getting fired from East Carolina, that I'd go on to win three national championships at Appalachian State.
WBOY-TV

Slate of foes looks kinder for Seahawks
Wilmington Star-News

Clemson, USC climb in most baseball polls
Greenville (SC) News

College baseball- The inside pitch
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

SEC names USC shortstop Havens player of the week
Columbia (SC) State

From the Charlotte Observer
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Vols could unseat ACC's best for seed
-Despite naysayers, 49ers will play football
-W. Charlotte grad joins UNC-CH
-Arena boosters point to tournament tizzy

Carter Gym sees its final Camels’ game
Fayetteville Observer

2008 ACC Spring Preview
College Football News

February 25, 2008

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Heels top Deacons
-Appalachian State to start spring practice today

Campbell prepares to play last game in Carter Gym
Fayetteville Observer

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Jones hooks the big one
-Pro angling seems to be a bit obtuse

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Cavs gallop past Pack
-Panthers top Muhammad's list

 

March 2, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Women's Basketball Championship Bracket Set
  Regular Season Champ UTEP will play the 8 p.m. EST game on Friday, March 7 and face the winner of Thursday's first-round game between No. 8 seed East Carolina, defending its 2007 C-USA Championship title, and No. 9 seed Rice
-SMU Wins 2008 C-USA Swimming & Diving Crown
-Houston and Rice Repeat As C-USA Track & Field Indoor Champions

Blazers deliver NCAA statement
Birmingham News

Same old story for Green Wave
  Tulane's losing streak reaches seven games
New Orleans Times Picayune

Hot-shooting Tulsa blisters Marshall
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Tulsa World
-Ray Reese paces Tulsa's victory
-QB job is Johnson’s to lose

Hot-shooting Tulsa buries Marshall 89-64
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Marshall falls at Tulsa, 89-64
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

For SMU, something to feel good about
Dallas Morning News

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP Miners fall to SMU in double overtime
-UTEP women finish conference play perfect 16-0

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Rose explodes late to lead Tigers to win over Golden Eagles
-Tigers rally in sixth to top Ohio

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-Packed house proof of what could be
  Memphis coach John Calipari stepped between the well-wishers and the stragglers, casting his eye toward another No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament after his Tigers turned back a tenacious Southern Miss squad before a packed house Saturday at the Reed Green Coliseum.
-UPSET NOT IN THE CARDS

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Sutton hindered by cold weather
-Freshman Rose tips scale toward Tigers
-USM, Memphis players involved in fight

From the Hattiesburg American
-Eagles put scare into No. 2 Tigers
-Big crowd motivates Southern Miss
-USM baseball team pushes record to 6-1

UCF Knights hold off Owls for win
Orlando Sentinel

From the Houston Chronicle
-Texas' flubs help Rice to win at baseball Classic
-Cougars can't deliver key hits while falling to OU
  Cougars Fall In Extra Innings To Sooners

March 1, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Men's Basketball Notebook

  The madness of March officially kicks off Saturday with a full slate of March 1 games in Conference USA, beginning with No. 2/3 Memphis visiting Southern Miss for a 3 p.m. CT tip on CSTV
-2008 C-USA Swimming & Diving Championship Day Three Results
-Day One - C-USA Track & Field Championships
-Bowden Throws Complete Game Two-Hit Shutout at. No 25 ULL

From the Birmingham News
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Cousins commits to play for Mike Davis, UAB
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Two consecutive on-the-road wins fan Blazers' NCAA Tournament hopes
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UAB wins twice in tourney

From the Houston Chronicle
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UH's McKiver draws national attention for 52-point effort
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Rice rolls to win over OU in College Classic
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Musick sets pace as UH downs Tech 5-4 at Classic

Golden Eagles hope sold-out 'Green House' rattles Tigers
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Hattiesburg American
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USM's Bowden stops Lafayette
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Tigers tough in conference

From the Hattiesburg American
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Dorsey's 'do doesn't slow slide
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No. 2 Tigers at Southern Miss
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Tigers' slow start continues with loss

Eagles shoot for perfect upset
Biloxi Sun Herald

Rested Herd tackles Tulsa
Charleston (WV) Gazette

TU's Sims gives valiant effort in uphill battle
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
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Chance at winning season creating excitement
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Marshall baseball team splits games

O'Donnell, Noel key to program
Orlando Sentinel

Tulsa makes coaching changes
  Todd Graham announced a few staff changes within the Tulsa football program on Friday afternoon.
Tulsa World

UTEP Miners set to take on struggling SMU team
El Paso Times

February 29, 2008

2008 C-USA Swimming & Diving Championship Day Two Results
  Pirates in Third Place
conferenceusa.com

Race car bears Marshall's name; sponsors sought for NASCAR debut
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

SMU quarterback Justin Willis suspended from team
Dallas Morning News

Big home matchups highlight schedule
El Paso Times

UH, Rice pitchers helped by Tommy John surgery
Houston Chronicle

From the Hattiesburg American
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Sutton begins senior season slowly
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Sellout possible Saturday

C-USA title not one Tigers want
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Tulane to get 'tough' test in Minneapolis
  For half the year, Anthony Scelfo is a quarterback. As many football players do, he often speaks about toughness and heart and determination.
New Orleans Times Picayune

WVU-Herd rivalry goes south
  Baseball teams face off at noon Saturday in Myrtle Beach
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Marshall, West Virginia to play Baseball at the Beach
Huntington Herald Dispatch

February 28, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-2008 C-USA Swimming & Diving Championship Day One Results
-Rice & Houston Prepare to Defend Indoor Track & Field Crowns
-C-USA Women's Tennis Notebook
-Houston Drops Heartbreaker at No. 6 Rice on Wednesday
-Defensive Miscues Cost Memphis 9-8 Loss to Murray State
-Vaden Scores 41 In UAB Win Over UTEP

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
-Wave faces tall order in 2008
-Randolph paces Tigers; UCF starts hot, ices Tulane
-Garrett shines for Green Wave

From the Houston Chronicle
-No. 15 Rice baseball outlasts UH for 12-11 victory
-McKiver explodes for 52 in UH's rout of Southern Miss
  Point total tops in Division I this season as Cougars roll 95-67

Football schedule brings tough competition
The Student Printz (USM)

Cougars blast Eagles behind McKiver's 52
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Vaden ties school record with 41 points in UAB's victory over UTEP
  UAB head basketball coach Mike Davis sent a message to a heckler at the Don Haskins Center when things weren't going so well on Wednesday night against UTEP.
Birmingham News

From the El Paso Times
-Blazers' late flurry nips UTEP
-UT's visit highlights Miner home dates

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-U of M clinches share of 3rd straight C-USA crown with victory
-Kemp emerges from slump
-Tiger replay

From the Tulsa World
-Tigers heal, TU hurts
-TU Notebook- Big deficit

UCF Knights play with new spark
Orlando Sentinel

Thundering Herd faces challenging football schedule
Charleston Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Morris makes his mark at Combine
-C-USA standings jostle as regular season winds down

February 27, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-Men's Basketball Notebook
-C-USA Swimming and Diving All-Academic Team Announced
-Indoor Track & Field Notebook & Top Performances

Knights attract national TV attention
  UCF will play on consecutive ESPN Sunday night telecasts against Tulsa (Oct. 26) and East Carolina (Nov. 2).
Florida Today

UCF releases full 2008 schedule
Orlando Sentinel

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Saturday back in vogue for Golden Eagle football
-Surging Eagles close in on goal
-La.-Monroe stifles Southern Miss
  Southern Miss was limited to just a pair of hits as Louisiana-Monroe starting pitcher Drew Graham handcuffed the Golden Eagle batters 4-1 Tuesday.

Fedora gets all games on Saturdays
Biloxi Sun Herald

Herd's schedule full of power
  Marshall football will play nine bowl teams, five of them at home, on a 2008 schedule announced by athletic director Bob Marcum.
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Herd schedule includes two on ESPN
Charleston Gazette

Injured Herd slowing it down
Charleston Daily Mail

Herd to play nine bowl teams in ’08
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers heavy on home games
-Home game with Louisville highlights Tigers' '08 football schedule
-Tigers-Vols sets ESPN record
-Stop playing patty-cake, urges Calipari
-Tigers vs. Tulsa preview

SMU will open football season at Rice
Dallas Morning News

From the Tulsa World
-TU sets football games
-TU expects focused Tigers

Blazers face road test to protect NCAA hopes
Birmingham News

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH men can't afford slipups down the stretch
-UH NOTEBOOK Perfect time for a road trip
  Women's basketball (14-14, 8-6 C-USA) plays East Carolina (13-14, 7-7) on Thursday, with a win giving the Cougars a first-round bye

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP Miners enter scramble for top-4 C-USA finish
-UTEP Miners still unsure about first-round opponent

Roadrunners to gain Div. I experience at C-USA meet
  The Roadrunners are in Houston for the Conference USA Championships...."This is a good portal into the Division I championship scene," said Bailey, whose team will compete against Southern Methodist, East Carolina and Hawaii. "The teams we're racing have major athletic departments."
Bakersfield Californian

February 26, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-Baseball Notebook
-Western Carolina Rallies Past Herd Baseball, 12-8
-Owls Host Home-Opener Tuesday At 4 PM
-Wave Baseball To Take On Lions, Cajuns In Midweek Action
-UAB Travels To Play 2007 College World Series Participant Mississippi State Tuesday
-Softball Notebook
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Women's Basketball Notebook & Statistics

-Men's Basketball Player of the Week

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Cal: Loss will get Tigers' attention
-Tigers' Rose misses practice; may miss game on Wednesday

C-USA Wraps Up Regular Season Action This Week
Huntington News Network

Wilkerson emerging as 'unstoppable'
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Charleston Daily Mail
-Marshall's Morris impressive at NFL Combine
-Herd player has foot up on foes

Newcomers shine for Golden Eagles
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

UH's Avery, Alridge show off speed for NFL
Houston Chronicle

QB Smith says drills went well
Tulsa World

5 former UTEP players invited to work out at NFL combine
El Paso Times

February 25, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-Weekend Baseball Roundup
  Three Conference USA teams (Southern Miss, Tulane and UCF) opened the 2008 season by posting three-game sweeps at home. For the Green Wave it was their first series on campus since the 2005 NCAA Super Regional and it also represented the first games in the brand-new Greer Field at Turchin Stadium.
-Men's Basketball Weekend Round-Up
  Houston picked up its 20th win of the season with a 71-62 victory against crosstown conference rival Rice on Saturday night.
-C-USA Softball Recap

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Undefeated season up in smoke, but Tigers must keep eyes on big picture
-Tigers claim first victory of year

UTEP coach asks fans to fill Haskins Center
El Paso Times

From the Hattiesburg American
-Coming through in clutch
  Up 3-0 with runners on second and third and one out, Lipscomb had an opportunity to put the final nail in the Golden Eagles' coffin
-Victory over Tulane excites Eagles

Winstead delivers winner for USM
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Streak of losing is over, but Marshall lifts aim
Hattiesburg American

Tryout of a lifetime
  Paul Smith probably didn't have the day he wanted to.
Tulsa World