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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

March 9, 2008
Check Your Batteries Day
Daylight Savings Time Begins

From Bonesville.net
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BVL Box Score: East Carolina 6, Michigan 5
-BVL Box Score
: East Carolina 10, Pittsburgh 5
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Pirates on short end of nail-biter
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Conference USA Tournament Pairings

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Fall To Tulane In Regular Season Finale
  Donnavan Stith sank two game-winning free throws with 4.4 seconds remaining to lead Tulane to a 77-75 victory over East Carolina. ECU will open the 2008 Conference USA Tournament on Wednesday, against Tulsa at 1 p.m. EST.
-ECU Tops Wolverines 6-5 At LeClair Classic
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Maness Tames Panthers 10-5 In LeClair Classic
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Pirates Sweep UCF To Open C-USA Play

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Tulane wipes out ECU's run
  Tulane's dominance of East Carolina continued in Fogelman Arena, but the Green Wave had to work a lot harder for its victory Saturday than it has in recent meetings with the Pirates.
-Kemp's clutch hit caps Classic day for Pirates
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A balancing act
-Winds send tree through roof
  Tree crashes into home of Carlester Crumpler Sr., a member of the ECU Athletics Hall of Fame.

Pirates win two at Keith LeClair Classic
Washington Daily News

Senior Trio Leads Tulane to 77-75 Victory over East Carolina in Regular Season Finale
tulanegreenwave.com

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
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Wave sinks Pirates in final seconds
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Tulane snaps losing streak

TU to face Pirates
  Tulsa will face East Carolina in Wednesday's opening game of the Conference USA basketball tournament played in Memphis.
Tulsa World

Wolverines Drop Tough Loss to East Carolina
MGoBlue.com

UM loses twice in baseballPirates win two at Keith LeClair Classic

Prep Zone- DC’s Lutzow finds DI volleyball home
Northwest Herald

March 8, 2008

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Go For Fourth Consecutive Win At Tulane
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Pirate Baseball Gameday Central
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Keith LeClair Classic Game Times Announced
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Gagnon Named To C-USA All-Academic Team
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Softball Opens Conference Play At UCF

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates sailing in uncharted waters
  ECU is looking for their fourth consecutive C-USA victory and sixth league win this season. Both would be school records in Conference USA.
-Start of Classic pushed back by heavy rain
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Board- Brody plan OK'd
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ECU to hold founder's day events at later time

Tulane Looks to Secure Second Straight Winning Season with a Victory Over East Carolina on Saturday
tulanegreenwave.com

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
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Green Wave clinging to slim tourney hopes
  Ideally, David Gomez would be playing tonight's game under different circumstances, perhaps even to help pad his team's once budding postseason tournament hopes.
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TULANE VS. EAST CAROLINA

ECU offers 2009 WR
Yahoo! Sports

From the East Carolinian
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Johnson still casting a shadow on Dowdy-Ficklen
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Young pitchers enjoying the weekend

March 7, 2008

Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
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LeClair's brainchild draws solid field

Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
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GSU-Michigan Game Moved To 9 AM
-Virginia Tech Turns Back Lady Pirates, 6-1
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Rice Upends East Carolina 69-55
  Terry leads ECU with 14 points seven rebounds
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Spring Football Notebook No. 4
  Calling it a "spirited" start, East Carolina Head Football Coach Skip Holtz wrapped up the second week of spring workouts by guiding the Pirates through a two-hour practice late Thursday afternoon on Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice Complex.

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Northern exposure at LeClair Classic
-Backs line up for job with ECU
-Owls oust Pirates in tourney opener
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ECU, UNC-CH seek OK to expand schools
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ECU students mourn Carson
  A pair of East Carolina University student leaders fondly recalled a slain colleague Thursday.

C-USA WOMEN- Riverin, Carter help Rice top E. Carolina
Houston Chronicle

Roach looks to improve his stock for NFL Draft
Washington Daily News

March 6, 2008
Anniversary - Fall of the Alamo
Birthday - Elizabeth Barrett Browning (poet)
Birthday - Michelangelo (artist)

From Bonesville.net
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Myatt: View from the 'ville
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A time for optimism about ECU sports

-Myatt: Hoops squad builds on momentum
-BVL Box Score
: East Carolina 7, Va. Commonwealth 4

From ecupirates.com
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Blair's Double-Double Leads Pirates Past Owls
-Spring Football Notebook No. 3
-East Carolina Earns First National ITA Ranking
-Pirates Sail Past UNCA, Winston-Salem State
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ECU Blanks UNCA, Winston-Salem State
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Mincey Pitches Pirates Past Rams, 7-4
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Live Online Video of East Carolina in C-USA Tournament Available

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates show off for scouts
-ECU women get another shot at Rice at tourney
-Mincey silences VCU bats
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ECU gets rare road victory
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ECU chancellor talks enrollment growth

Rice stumbles against East Carolina for 75-66 loss
  Owls waste Britton's 40 points against Pirates
Houston Chronicle

ECU Defeats Rice, 75-68
riceowls.com

Recap- Rice vs. East Carolina
Charlotte Observer (TSN)

Pirates look to fill open tailback slot
  At a size 9 1/2, East Carolina’s Chris Johnson may not have had the biggest shoes on last year’s football team, but they could be the hardest to fill
New Bern Sun Journal

Could EC’s Johnson be on Bucs’ radar?
scout.com

From Yahoo! Sports
-2009 QB hearing from plenty of schools
  From East Carolina he’s heard from Coach Roggeman and Coach Holtz.
-Offers start for huge Carolina OT

March 5, 2008
St. Piran's Day

BVL Box Score: East Carolina 20, ODU 13 (10 innings)
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
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ECU Baseball Downs ODU 20-13 In 10 Innings
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Conference USA Announces Women's Basketball All-Conference Teams
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ECU Baseball Heads To VCU
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Swimmers Excel At Championship Meet
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Pirates Look To End Road Woes At Rice

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU tries to make it 3 straight
-ECU niners get road win at Old Dominion

ECU Defeats Monarchs, 20-13 in 10 Innings
odusports.com

Weathered vets school young Pirates in spring practice
New Bern Sun Journal

Flipping Quarters
  Versatility or clarity? Skip Holtz might have to make a decision soon.
espn.com

Around Campus: SpeechEasy on 20/20's Medical Mysteries Friday, March 7
News & Observer

Massive ‘09 OL has lots of interest
  Gaines-Cherry attended a junior day at Wake Forest recently but was unable to attend a scheduled event at East Carolina.
Yahoo! Sports

March 4, 2008
Peace Corps Day
Holy Experiment Day
National Grammar Day

Hug a GI Day
Unique Names Day
Admission Day (Vermont)

Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Program shows progress under Mac

Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
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ECU Baseball Hits The Road To Face ODU
-Spring Football Notebook No. 2
-Andrews Named C-USA Hitter-Of-The-Week

From The East Carolinian
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A grand finale
  Seniors win last home game
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Pirates have 'safe' home-opening weekend
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ECU wins clash championship
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Football begins spring practice

ECU preparing to work out in pads
Raleigh News and Observer (AP)

From the Washington Daily News
-ECU’s Moore happy for another shot; Wilson still hungry
-Bristow’s gem helps Pirates shine

From Yahoo! Sports
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2009 kicker close to first offer
  “He’s actually got an offer to walk-on at East Carolina already,” Jeremy Shelley’s father said. “They want to see him this summer to evaluate him for a scholarship
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First offer in for Carolina QB?

March 3, 2008
Fun Facts About Names Day
I Want You To Be Happy Day
National Anthem Day
NEA's Read Across America Day
What If Cats And Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
Birthday - Alexander Graham Bell (inventor)
Admission Day (Florida)

From Bonesville.net
-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 337
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CSTV makeover could benefit C-USA

-BVL Box Score
: East Carolina 6, Monmouth 0

From ecupirates.com
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Bristow Tosses Two-Hit Complete Game Shutout
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Softball Sweeps Its Way To Clash Title
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Pirates Finish Third At C-USA Championships
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Track And Field Wraps Up 2008 Indoor C-USA Championships

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Bristow blanks Monmouth
  Junior tosses two-hit shutout
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Pirates find their game, pound Hawks

-Atkins joins ECU as vice provost for student affairs
-NCHSAA: East Regional basketball tourneys have a home in Greenville
  ECU has been very gracious, not only with regional basketball but other regional meetings and events.

From the Washington Daily News
-Whitehead earns first start with East Carolina
-Pirates breaking out the whooping sticks

Brady Evaluating Early Interest
  Jason Brady, a 6-foot-2, 275-pound center from Delone Catholic High School is waiting patiently for his first offer and has been hearing from a number of schools... I have also been hearing from Purdue, Temple, East Carolina and North Carolina (Chapel Hill).
superprep.com

 

March 9, 2008

Injury or not, Cook's career was a success
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

SEC No. 2 for most NCAA infractions
  The Southeastern Conference can boast back-to-back national titles in football and men's basketball, the nation's premier women's basketball program and record attendance in college stadiums every autumn.
Birmingham News

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Heels reject Devils' bid
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Devils stand with Tar Heels

  Fans, teams salute slain UNC-CH student.
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Deacons keep Wolfpack in tailspin
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Duke, UNC-CH baseball split
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Canes pull out OT win

From the Charlotte Observer
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Wildcats' Barr seizes his moment
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Winthrop senior fuels win for trip to NCAAs
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Richardson leads Bobcats to 5th straight win

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Solution to arrests- Suspend players for a year
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Vincent suspended for spring
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What happened to the 1997 recruiting class?

Cruise control
  Daniel Fountain's ankle is fine. Not pain-free, mind you, just healthy enough for him to help UNC-Wilmington into the CAA Tournament semifinals.
Wilmington Star-News

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Davidson rolls; Elon topples Chattanooga
-ASU struggles on offense
-For WFU coach, a game of heart and heartache

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
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Tigers bear cold to open spring
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Clemson linebacker Vincent facing possible dismissal

March 8, 2008

Pitt's Cook appealing for sixth year
  The Philadelphia native played two seasons at East Carolina and sat out 2005-06 after transferring.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Tigers face questions as spring football practice opens
Anderson Independent

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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No place like home

  Tonight's winner not only gets the top seed in the ACC Tournament but could earn a top seed and games in N.C. during the NCAA Tournament.
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Medical schools to expand enrollment
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McGee gets hall of fame honor

South Carolina coach- A career in its own class
St. Petersburg Times

Boy, 12, applied for W. Virginia football coaching job
Houston Chronicle (AP)

2008 Spring Preview - The New Star Coaches
College Football News

From the Charlotte Observer
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J. Gordon wins Atlanta pole
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Count it! That's 4 consecutive wins for Bobcats

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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It's a grand (or two) night for basketball
  The stakes are so high in tonight's Duke-North Carolina game that one-large -- that's 10 Ben Franklins in street terminology -- might not get you inside Cameron Indoor Stadium.
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Last flight home
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This time, everyone will be on the court
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Duke, UNC-CH take time out to remember a tragic loss
  Duke will hold of a moment of silence before tonight's game in honor of slain UNC student body president Eve Marie Carson.

Eagles face Bulldogs again, this time with NCAA bid on the line
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

That time arrives for Seahawks
Wilmington Star-News

Darnell, Smoak drive in three each as USC whips Duquesne
Greenville (SC) News

March 7, 2008

AAFL likely to postpone 2008 debut
  Team Alabama may be done before ever kicking off.
Birmingham News

Rodriguez-WVU case inching along
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Greenville (SC) News
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Nothing's easy for Tigers
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The time is now for Bowden's Tigers

From the Winston Salem Journal
-SoCon favorite easy to identify
-Bobby's World- Cremins says he's thrilled to be back in coaching and that he loves doing it in Charleston

VCU tourney win could mean just one bid to NCAA
The Virginian Pilot

From the Charlotte Observer
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49ers topple George Washington, guarantee .500 Atlantic 10 record
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It's hard to care about Bobcats
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Davidson embraces bull's-eye
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UNC-A gets shot at title game
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Winthrop one win from bid

Eagles set to battle baseball royalty
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Hawks brace for early start to conference play
Wilmington Star-News

Some Tech fans pay again
Roanoke Times

March 6, 2008

From the Columbia (SC) State
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’Cats close curtains on Odom
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Arrested developments

  A popular college football blog is keeping a running tally of player arrests at Division I schools this winter, featuring updated standings each week.
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Charlotte plunges USC into a power outage

New WVU offensive coordinator Mullen ready for interesting spring
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

From the Charlotte Observer
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Bobcats cool off Warriors 118-109
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Panthers better at picking up non-stars
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Lenoir-Rhyne wins its opener

Duke has little trouble putting away UVa
Durham Herald-Sun

Eagles 'have no fear' heading into tourney against Radford
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

$1M gift will benefit athletics
Wilmington Star-News

Grobe shuffles coaching assignments
Winston Salem Journal

March 5, 2008

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Dave Odom- A true winner
  The story of an ill young boy reveals the most about Odom
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Dave Odom- A winner at heart
  Before his first game at South Carolina, Dave Odom was stopped by security as he tried to enter the arena. The guard demanded to see Odom’s ticket

Parity may lead to surprises in CAA tourney
  The only seventh seed to ever reach the CAA finals was former league member East Carolina in 1993, when it won the championship.
Wilmington (DE) News Journal

USC prepares for emotional night
  Wednesday March 5’s 7 p.m. tip-off on Fox Sports Net could be the final time Odom coaches the Gamecocks in the Colonial Center in Columbia, barring a postseason game.
Anderson Independent

UVa's Brown charged with grand larceny
Roanoke Times

2008 Spring Preview - The Big East
College Football News

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Meeting sparks Canes' run

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Blue Devils talk the talk
-UNC-CH seniors get win against FSU
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Cowher downsizing, staying in Raleigh

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
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Gamecocks' Thomas suspended
  South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says defensive back Carlos Thomas has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules.
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Rice has everything to prove
  As an NFL rookie, Sidney Rice provided a glimpse of the superior potential well within his grasp.

From the Charlotte Observer
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Bobcats finally build a win streak
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Panthers, defensive end Brayton agree to deal
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Linemen commit to Pack, Heels
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UNC Asheville cruises to first-round victory

One down ...
  Playing like a team that knows it's one loss away from packing up the Nikes, Winthrop's Eagles suffocated Radford 76-45 on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Big South Conference tournament.
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

March 4, 2008

Defensive backs coach hired
  University of Kentucky Coach Rich Brooks has filled the lone vacancy on his coaching staff by naming (former Houston and East Carolina assistant)Chris Thurmond as his defensive backs coach.
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

USC's Davis faces one-game suspension
  University of South Carolina tailback Mike Davis will be suspended for one game this season, although which game hasn't been determined, coach Steve Spurrier said Monday night.
Greenville (SC) News

Krzyzewski speaks out about injury report comments
Durham Herald Sun

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Radio station error the reason for coaches spat
-ASU preparing to take on UNCG
-Deacs wary of Hokies' Vassallo
-Sports Briefs- Defensive lineman is first recruit in Pack's '09 class

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Lowe doesn't get call
  Referees didn't see late timeout signal from Wolfpack coach Sidney Lowe during N.C. State-Duke game.
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Yates' injury gives other QBs a shot
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Brind'Amour's injury hasn't hurt Canes

Clemson's Hammonds breaks wrist on non-shooting hand
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Charlotte Observer
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Davidson earns first AP ranking since 1970
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Coach K's summer job beneficial to Blue Devils
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Do-over game to allow new players
  Shaquille O'Neal is no longer around, but Mike Bibby and Shawn Marion will be able to suit up for the NBA's first replay since 1982.

One-and-done time
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

March 3, 2008

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Thriller: Tigers toast the Terps
  Clemson rallies from down 20 to win
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Sweeping success
  Mistake-prone Tigers have no answer for USC
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USC staff holding up their end of bargain
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USC battles SoCal for RNE defensive end
  Running back Desmond Scott (5-10, 184) of Durham N.C., has been offered by USC, Clemson, Virginia, North Carolina, N.C. State, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and East Carolina.

From the Anderson Independent
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Clemson charges back for stunning comeback win at Maryland
  Last-second 3-pointer puts the Tigers over the top in Sunday's game.
-Gamecocks hold off Tigers in mistake-filled rivalry baseball game

USC football player Young arrested
  University of South Carolina offensive lineman Kevin Young was charged for his role in a fight in a nightclub area near campus early Sunday.
Greenville (SC) News

Falcons, RB Turner Agree on 6-Year Deal
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Heels take Classic
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UNC-CH Spring football

Boost of confidence accompanies 49ers' win
Charlotte Observer

Balance key to Seahawks' late success
Wilmington Star-News

 

March 9, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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C-USA Men's Basketball Championship Pairings Set
  Memphis, UAB, Houston and UCF Earn First Round Byes
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Houston Tripped Up by UTEP
-Southern Miss Upends Marshall Men, 63-58, in Regular-Season Finale
-UCF Falls at Tulsa; Recieves First-Round C-USA Bye
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Conference USA Women's Basketball Championship Central

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-U of M eyes postseason after blitzing UAB to finish perfect in league
-Blazers' NCAA hopes take hit

Memphis outplays UAB in 94-56 romp
Birmingham News

From the Tulsa World
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TU cruises past UCF
  TU (17-12) will open the Conference USA Tournament on Wednesday with a noon (1pm ET) game against East Carolina.
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Q&A with Todd Graham
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QBs are set to compete
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TU Spring Focus
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TU's Three Storylines

From the Orlando Sentinel
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UCF continues to study why its football stadium bounces
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UCF Knights fall in regular-season finale

Herd loses, falls to No. 8 seed for C-USA tourney
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Southern Miss-ed opportunity
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Golden Eagles finish strong, edge Thundering Herd on road
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Southern Miss tops Marshall 63-58
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

UTEP tops Houston in seniors' last home game
El Paso Times

Sharp shooting carries UTEP men past Cougars
Houston Chronicle

Missed Opportunities Haunt Baseball In 7-3 Loss To UC Irvine
tulanegreenwave.com

March 8, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Men's Basketball Notebook
  The 2007-08 regular season concludes Saturday with all 12 Conference USA teams in action
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Conference USA Women's Basketball Championship Central

Standings tight as season ends
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Herd can earn C-USA bye with win
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Jones uses Florida connections to improve backcourt

Southern Miss hopes to round up the Herd
Biloxi Sun Herald

Eagles play last regular-season game today
Hattiesburg American

From tulanegreenwave.com
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Tulane Extends Baseball Coach Rick Jones' Contract Through 2015
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Hunt Out-Duels Gorgen As Tulane Blanks UC Irvine, 2-0

From the Birmingham News
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As player arrests mount, college coaches take varying preventive measures
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UAB taking lesson from loss on the road against Memphis

From the Houston Chronicle
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Penders needs much from seniors for UH at tourney
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More on UH- Murphy on spring football
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Rice assistants learn while on Owls' bumpy ride

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers again near perfect C-USA run
-Dorsey wraps up Tiger career loved through good times and bad
-No. 2 Tigers vs. UAB Preview

TU trio forms foundation
Tulsa World

Seniors to play in final home game of careers
El Paso Times

March 7, 2008

Basketball is huge part of UTEP senior's life
  Marvin Kilgore has no trouble expressing the feelings of his love affair with this simple, crazy game called basketball.
El Paso Times

Shooting star- UAB's Vaden fires his way into UAB record books
Birmingham News

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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A lot at stake Saturday for Herd

  Marshall set the stage for a big Saturday night in Cam Henderson Center.
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Johnson commits to Herd
  Marshall men's basketball coach Donnie Jones put the finishing touch on a recruiting process he initiated at the University of Florida and landed a player for the Thundering Herd.

Stakes high for Herd's C-USA finale
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Stadium at U of M could cost as little as $118M
  A 40,000-seat on-campus football stadium for the University of Memphis could be funded by revenues generated from stadium operations and additional resources such as student fees, capital fund raising, public funding and rent from other events.
-While Allen could return next year, Tigers will still honor 'senior' guard
-Top receiver to miss spring practice

March 6, 2008

Holmes schooling
  Frank Holmes took a victory lap on Wednesday night in his final appearance at Bartow Arena. Robert Vaden made sure that Holmes and his UAB basketball teammates had something to celebrate besides Senior Night.
Birmingham News

Blazers hold off Tulsa
Tulsa World

UH's Smith works magic in win over Central Florida
Houston Chronicle

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Late 3-pointer ruins Knights' evening
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Knights' assistant Collins elevated to recruiting coordinator
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League, Knights working to build fan base for Women's hoops

Dorris wins it for Herd again
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Green Wave's losing streak hits eight
New Orleans Times Picayune

In spite of unexpected resistance, Tigers defeat SMU 72-55
Memphis Commercial Appeal

SMU dumped by No. 2 Memphis, 72-55
Dallas Morning News

Owls Host One Of The Nation's Top Collegiate On-Campus Tournaments Starting Thursday
riceowls.com

March 5, 2008

Cox saw it all in USM radio booth
  Brett Favre first caught the attention of longtime Southern Miss radio announcer John Cox just before the start of the 1987 football season.
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Hattiesburg American
-Boy, could Favre play football
-Eagles get big conference win
-Rebels' Bittle shuts down USM

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Bittle, Rebels stay hot, put chill on Eagles
-Hot-shooting Golden Eagles crush Miners
-Favre's enthusiasm for game won over many Mississippians
-USM signs football deal with Kansas

Southern Miss. crushes UTEP 96-70
El Paso Times

From conferenceusa.com
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2008 All-Conference USA Women's Basketball Teams Announced

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Men's Basketball Notebook
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Seven C-USA Players Named to NABC All-District Teams
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Women's Basketball Notebook & Statistics
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Marshall's Tommy Johnson Named To Johnny Bench Award Watch List

Marshall, Tulane two teams going opposite directions
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Herd seeks elusive third league road win tonight at Tulane
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
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Favre will be remembered for his unbreakable spirit
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Tulane not giving up the ship

Blazers' Frank Holmes plays last home game tonight against Tulsa
Birmingham News

From the Tulsa World
-Reasons differ, but TU, UAB need win
-TU senior preparing for homecourt finale

From the Dallas Morning News
-SMU gets shot at No. 2 Memphis
-SMU's Jones- Spring practice will be fun
 The football team took the field Tuesday for the first time under coach June Jones, with spring practice officially opening. "I'm a guy that likes to win and to do things right," Jones said.

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Despite Tigers' deep bench, expect starters to play more when the games get tighter
-No. 2 Tigers at SMU

From the Houston Chronicle
-Justice- Cancer survivors show UH team what brave means
-Senior day bittersweet for UH guard Smith

UCF at Houston
Orlando Sentinel

March 4, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Baseball Notebook
  Off to its best start since 1996, the UCF baseball team learned Monday that it entered the national rankings for the first time since May 16, 2005.
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Softball Notebook
  East Carolina completed a 5-1 weekend, defeating Towson and Fordham Sunday at the ECU Softball Field to earn the 2008 Pirate Clash championship. The Pirates improved their record to 16-5

Despite struggles, UTEP still fighting for position
El Paso Times

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-C-USA rankings
-Tigers battle season-ending complacency
-Lady Tigers coach resigns
-Nicholls St. rounds out Tiger schedule
  The University of Memphis football team completed its 2008 schedule Monday when 1-AA member Nicholls State was added.

Mixed news for the Herd
  Who doesn't feel bad for Taurean Marshall? The Marshall University senior guard can't catch a break.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

RICE NOTEBOOK- C-USA track title a numbers game
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Born leader Stone fills key role for Eagles
-Fedora issues challenge to fans

Privateers pumped to play Green Wave
New Orleans Times-Picayune

TU senior preparing for homecourt finale
Tulsa World

March 3, 2008

Herd scheduling, C-USA hoops, prep tourney
  East Carolina, under athletic director Terry Holland wants no part of a midweek home game and it appears C-USA is accommodating him.
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From conferenceusa.com
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Weekend Baseball Roundup
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Houston Drops Finale to No. 3 Texas at Houston College Classic
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Tiger Baseball Clinches Series with 9-4 Triumph Over Ohio
-Rice's Seastrunk Named Most Outstanding Player at Houston College Classic
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Tulane Rallies To Down TCU In Day 3 Of Dairy Queen Classic, 5-3
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Baseball Falls to ULL, 2-0

From the Houston Chronicle
-Horns outlast Cougars for 10-inning victory at Classic
-Cougar Blog: Updated Bubble Watch
  Losing by one at East Carolina may be the loss that cripples Houston's at-large hopes.
-Owls Blog: Houston College Classic- Owls win ... again

Blowout loss tests Herd's mettle
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Baseball- Louisiana-Lafayette 2, USM 0
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Freshman Rose proving he can carry Tigers if they need him in big games
Memphis Commercial Appeal