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March 16, 2008
Palm Sunday
St. Urho's Day
Birthday - President James Madison (4th President)

From Bonesville.net
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BVL Box Score: East Carolina 7, Rhode Island 2
-BVL
: C-USA Tourney Wrap (Memphis Wins Title)

From ecupirates.com
-Long Ball Propels Pirates Over Rams, 7-2
-Pirates Sweep Southern Miss In Doubleheader

Wood, Pirates bash URI
Greenville Daily Reflector

Ryan Wood launches Pirates over Rhode Island
New Bern Sun Journal

Pirates flex their muscles against Rams
Washington Daily News

ECU's Campbell back in action after heart attack
Fayetteville Observer

March 15, 2008
Ides of March
National Quilting Day
True Confessions Day
Birthday - President Andrew Jackson (7th President)
Admission Day (Maine)

From Bonesville.net
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BVL Box Score: East Carolina 13, Rhode Island 2
-BVL
: C-USA Tournament Scores & Schedule

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Run Past Rams For 10th Straight Win
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ECU Set To Co-Host Pinehurst Intercollegiate

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Holland not rushing decision on coach
-Pirates trounce URI for 10th win in a row

ECU runs winning streak to 10 straight
  T.J. Hose earned a much anticipated victory.
Washington Daily News

East Carolina speedster comes with a catch
Dallas Morning News

Still In Search Of- Backup QB
  The fact the Vikings would bring in a kick returner was a bit of a surprise considering the success receiver Aundrae Allison had in that role in his rookie year.
scout.com

First offer comes in for NC safety
  Charlotte (N.C.) Myers Park safety Katyree Simpson has hauled in his first scholarship.
rivals.com

Vince McMahon To Get Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame
  McMahon graduated from East Carolina University with a business degree in 1968
ktla.com

March 14, 2008
International Ask A Question Day
National Pi Day
National Potato Chip Day
Birthday - Albert Einstein (genius)

From Bonesville.net
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Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
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Streaks weave their own fate

-BVL Box Score
: East Carolina 12, Quinnipiac 9
-BVL
: C-USA Tournament Scores & Schedule

From ecupirates.com
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Batts Propels ECU Over Quinnipiac, 12-9
-Icenhower Set To Compete At NCAA Regionals
-Softball Takes On Southern Miss
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Lady Pirates Ace UAB In C-USA Opener, 5-2
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East Carolina Nips College of Charleston, 4-3

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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No word from ECU on coach
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Pirates rally to extend streak

BLOG: Who the hell will they draft 2008? East Carolina RB Chris Johnson
Stampede Blue (Indianapolis Colts)

March 13, 2008
Good Samaritan Involvement Day
National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
Planet Uranus Day
World Kidney Day
Anniversary - Earmuffs

From Bonesville.net
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O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 338
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Holland facing difficult task

-BVL
: Tourney over for Pirates
-BVL: C-USA Tournament Scores & Schedule

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Fall To Tulsa In C-USA Tourney Opener
  Farmer leads East Carolina with 15 points.
-Emelie Lind Named C-USA Golfer-of-the-Week
-ECU Drops 7-0 Decision To No. 11 Tar Heels
-Softball Splits To End Bulldog Invitational

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates ready for major league-like slate
-Grinding halt for ECU

Tulsa sinks Pirates in C-USA tourney
Washington Daily News

From the Tulsa World
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Tulsa advances
-Jordan leads TU in C-USA men's basketball win

Jordan's Dominating Effort Leads Tulsa Past East Carolina
tulsahurricane.com

Hurricane bounces Pirates
Raleigh News and Observer (AP)

K-Tribe Groundskeeper Tommy Walston Gets the Call Up to ECU
KinstonIndians.com

March 12, 2008
Girl Scouts Day

BVL Box Score: East Carolina 10, VCU 4
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Face Tulsa In C-USA First Round Game
  Tenth-seeded East Carolina will open the 2008 Conference USA Tournament against seventh-seeded Tulsa Wednesday afternoon at the FedExForum in Memphis. Tip-off is slated for 1 p.m. EDT.
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ECU Wins Eighth Straight, 10-4, Over VCU
  Senior Harrison Eldridge collected four hits, smacked his second home run of the season and swiped four bases en route to East Carolina's 10-4 win over VCU. With the win the Pirates improve to 9-4 on the year while VCU falls to 2-10.
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Lady Golfers Win Fifth Straight Tournament
  The nationally-ranked No. 19 East Carolina women's golf team won its school-record fifth consecutive tournament Tuesday afternoon after carding a tournament record 295 in final round action at the Pinehurst Challenge. The event was being played at the par-72, 5,958-yard No. 8 Pinehurst Golf Course.
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Pirate Tennis Edges The Citadel, 4-3
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Lady Pirate Tennis Blanks Rio Piedras 7-0
-Live Online Video Of ECU In C-USA Tourney
  Current annual subscribers to Pirates All-Access will be able to watch for free, while others can purchase as a pay-per-view.
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ECU Wins 'Pack the House' Challenge
  East Carolina was one of 32 winners in the NCAA Division I "Pack the House" Challenge. The Lady Pirates were chosen as the top school in Conference USA.
-Pirates Fall Twice At Bulldog Invitational

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates looking to snap tourney skid today
  East Carolina has exorcised a few demons this season on the basketball court.
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Eight straight for ECU

From the Tulsa World
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TU aims toward an NCAA bid

  Wojcik said the pressure is mounting, but TU is focused.
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Scouting Report

Eldridge powers Pirates past Rams
Washington Daily News

Eldridge offense a spark for ECU
Charlotte Observer

March 11, 2008
Johnny Appleseed Day
Organize Your Home Office Day

From Bonesville.net
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Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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ECU sweep honors LeClair legacy
Talk FM: Bailey: W. Gulledge, M. Gray, D. LaBarrier

From ecupirates.com
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ECU's Wood Named C-USA Hitter-of-the-Week
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ECU Moves Up To Second At Pinehurst Challenge
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Pirates Tied For Third At Pinehurst Challenge
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Softball To Participate In Bulldog Invitational

Pirates take aim at eighth straight win
Greenville Daily Reflector

Auburn, Clemson, Tennessee interested in Tamburo
  Tamburo, who recently attended junior days at Clemson at East Carolina, said the Bulls want him to visit their campus in Tampa.
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Howle close to more offers?
  The 6-foot-2, 290-pound center from Bunn, NC holds offers from Penn State, East Carolina and Navy.
Yahoo! Sports

Signing twice is nice
  Lyons has interest from Gardner Webb, Niagara, Virginia Military Institute, Campbell, East Carolina, Winthrop, Missouri-Kansas City, High Point, Air Force, ...
Hampton Roads Daily Press

March 10, 2008
Green Monday (Orthodox)
Harriet Tubman Day
National Napping Day
Orthodox Lent (Orthodox)
Anniversary - Salvation Army (US)

From Bonesville.net
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BVL Box Score: East Carolina 9, Georgia Southern 3
BVL Audio: Billy Godwin on LeClair Classic Sweep
-Conference USA Hoops Tournament Pairings

From ecupirates.com
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ECU Claims LeClair Classic Title Over GSU, 9-3
-Softball Drops Series Finale To UCF

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates claim Classic crown
-Around Campus:
ECU alumni efforts, magazine earn top awards

Bristow fans seven in Pirates' win
New Bern Sun Journal

 

March 16, 2008

From the Charlotte Observer
-Clemson ends its ACC misery, beats No. 7 Duke
-Hansbrough lifts Heels into ACC title game
-Quail Hollow field expected to have PGA Tour's best

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-Hokie heartbreaker
-Virginia to play in inaugural tourney if NIT bid doesn't come

Close call has Hokies hopeful
  Tech vows it will still play hard if it must settle for the NIT.
Roanoke Times

Clemson one win from history
Anderson Independent

Hill hits last-second shot to beat Tennessee in SEC semifinals
Memphis Commercial Appeal

NCCU ends season with a win
Durham Herald-Sun

MEAC may be coming to Winston-Salem
Winston Salem Journal

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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ACC expects five bids
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Road to Final Four is shorter for top teams
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Heels continue to reel in key in-state football commitments

Disher helps USC pound Vanderbilt
Greenville (SC) News

Former SWC commissioner Jacoby dies at 80
Dallas Morning News

March 15, 2008

From the Atlanta Journal Constitution
-Storm hits Dome
  Fans rush from seats as high winds hit, cause girder to shake during basketball game
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Dogs play at noon at Tech
  Memorial Coliseum to be played in front of family, friends and media only.

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Final close call brings down curtain on Odom
  Odom and his wife both deny he will be the next coach at East Carolina, despite his connection to Terry Holland, that school’s athletics director
-Finishing touch | Another last-minute shot ends Gamecocks’ season

From the Charlotte Observer
-Clemson hungry for ACC final
-Duke holds off Ga. Tech
  Blue Devils blow 20-point lead before rebounding to beat No. 7 Yellow Jackets
-Va. Tech pulls away from Miami
-Heels advance to semifinals
-49ers fall flat, lose to Temple
-Rockets shut down Bobcats

Clemson rips Boston College
Anderson Independent

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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WVU spring drills open with emphasis on pass
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Next month will start court showdown between WVU, Rodriguez

It's an important spring for WVU defense
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Wellman- Deacons interested in NIT, not new CBI tournament
Winston Salem Journal

Another blow for N.C. State
  By virtue of its 12th-place finish in the ACC regular season, the Wolfpack won't participate in next season's ACC/Big Ten Challenge, ACC commissioner John Swofford confirmed Friday.
Raleigh News and Observer

USC falls at Vandy in 13th
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Miles now highest-paid college football coach
-BIG MONEY
  Top SEC football coaches annual compensation

Stars to come out for loaded Five-Star weekend
rivals.com

March 14, 2008

Chants baseball putting pressure on pollsters
Myrtle Beach Sun News

Raleigh's hope- That Vols relax
Knoxville News Sentinel

LSU Baseball Opens SEC Play at Tennessee
  Raleigh served as an assistant coach in 1999 at East Carolina, where he worked with LSU assistant coach Cliff Godwin, an ECU catcher at the time.
LSUSports.net

Florida State Finds a Lucky Charm
WRAL.com

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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WVU football team will add wrinkles to offense
-Ruoff to ESPN analyst- Here's our signature win

  Mountaineers proving critics wrong

WVU to install a few new grid wrinkles
Beckley Register-Herald

AAFL calls off debut until 2009
Birmingham News

From the Charlotte Observer
-N.C. State sent packing
-The Lowe point- Leadership void sinks Pack's season
-FSU strikes it Rich vs. Deacons
-Georgia Tech downs Virginia
-Eagles send Maryland home
-49ers rally to win
  They trailed by 17 at halftime, and then ...
-Panthers to raise their ticket prices
-Redskins make an offer to Hackett

From the Columbia (SC) State
-All together, now
  Best ‘team’ effort gives USC a win in SEC first round
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Gamecocks start at the top with SEC schedule

March 13, 2008

For many in league, hoping begins today
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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ACC Tourney matters more this year
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Costner, Pack eye another final run
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Champions
  This is the 55th ACC men's basketball tournament. A team from the state of North Carolina has won the title in all but eight of the championships.
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Carolina continues surge in Chicago
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Charlotte's win is a close call
  Gerrity's free throws lift 49ers in A-10.

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
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Bye suits Tigers just fine
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Odom knows last game is near

Recruiting- Heels add a pair of juniors
  East Carolina signee Joe Womack teamed with Moss to spark Northside to a school-record 14 wins and its first East Central 2-A Conference championship
Fayetteville Observer

From the Rock Hill (SC) Herald
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Cooke picks up 600th win in Eagles' victory
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Could Miami coach Haith be on the list at USC?

UNCW baseball squad ranked No. 15 in RPI
Wilmington Star-News

March 12, 2008

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Close encounters of the winning kind
  Clemson’s new-found ability to win close games is responsible for the Tigers’ turnaround this year
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Wyrick leaves USC
  At South Carolina, Chris Wyrick’s job as director of the Gamecock Club the past two years was to help run a $200 million capital campaign for the USC athletics department.

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Duke will be fresher for this postseason
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Clemson a risky ACC pick

Sampson not included in UNCP’s coaching search
Fayetteville Observer

Heels drop another
  UNC 1-2 at Cary baseball park.
Raleigh News and Observer

From the Charlotte Observer
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Panthers receiver Jarrett charged with DWI
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Transfers flip 49ers' fortunes
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Davidson going back to NCAAs

Hurry up and wait 'til Sunday
  UNC-Wilmington's basketball season might end with a practice rather than a game.
Wilmington Star-News

Farewell, Queen City- This may be the final time that the ACC Tournament will be held in Charlotte
Winston Salem Journal

March 11, 2008

From the Charlotte Observer
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Wildcats heading back to NCAAs
-Curry is difference-maker for champion Wildcats
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Why N.C. goes mad in March

Davidson douses Elon’s NCAA dream
Greensboro News-Record

History denied
  William and Mary's quest to make school history falls short Monday night against George Mason.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Senior players hope to repeat George Mason's success from '06
  Losses to East Carolina, Georgia State and other lackluster conference setbacks had many doubting how worthy this team was.
USA Today

Turnaround aside, ratings hurt Hawks' tourney hopes
Wilmington Star-News

Clemson basketball now the target
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

CIAA tournament is about much more than basketball
  The event traditionally ranks behind only the ACC and Big East gatherings for the best-attended league tournaments at any level.
The Virginian Pilot

From the Greenville (SC) News
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Havens rescues USC

  Reese Havens’ bases-loaded single in the 10th inning lifted the University of South Carolina to a 2-1 victory over a pesky Presbyterian College squad in college baseball Monday night at Sarge Frye Field.
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Clemson Report- Hunter adjusts to medication

From the Rock Hill (SC) Herald
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As bandwagon fills up, Peele prepares for NCAA tourney
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Barring SEC tourney win, this is it for USC's Odom

Disappointment marks Pack's season
Raleigh News and Observer

What can college football learn from March Madness, and vice versa?
College Football News

March 10, 2008

From the Charlotte Observer
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Wildcats win 21st straight, advance to SoCon finals
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Winthrop senior fuels win for trip to NCAAs
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Sources- Lutz contract extension all but done

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Valvano left two legacies

  Jim Valvano died of cancer in 1993, at age 47. He was eulogized as a championship coach, as the man who led N.C. State on one of the most thrilling tournament rides in basketball history, coaching the Wolfpack to the ACC championship and the NCAA championship in 1983.
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League's Raleigh show is closing

  The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference brought its basketball tournament here three years ago with high expectations.
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Heels trip Devils
  Fleury's bat leads baseball victory.

Enders, Lail, Cooper help Gamecocks complete sweep
Greenville (SC) News

Elon ruins Cougars’ fairy tale
Columbia (SC) State

From the Rock Hill (SC) Herald
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It's party time

  From Wichita to Rock Hill, everyone's celebrating win
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Winthrop falls to Southern Cal

From the Anderson Independent
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Next stop for Clemson? Charlotte
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Friendly advice to the AAFL

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
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Rest can wait
  It's been an amazing run for W & M, but is there enough gas left to make it historic?
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Jeff Jones chases American dream

Seahawks bounced from CAA Tournament as offense sputters
Wilmington Star-News

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Singletary sparks Cavaliers by struggling Terrapins 91-76
-Wildcats cruise past Spartans in semis
-Breakthrough for Toyota- Kyle Busch's win is first for Japanese automaker on NASCAR's top tour
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NASCAR Notebook- Weather is fine, but many fans stay home

NCAAs fouled up?
  The loss makes Tech the fourth seed in the ACC tourney and could send the Hokies to the NIT.
Roanoke Times

 

March 16, 2008

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers win 3rd straight C-USA tournament title
-Tigers letting their record do talking
-Spring a season of change for Tigers

From the Tulsa World
-Tigers too much for TU
-Improvement hallmark of TU's season
-Future foggy for Hurricane

From the Birmingham News
-Filling the Bracket
  John Calipari could complain, but what good would it do? The past two years, his Memphis basketball team found itself at a home-crowd disadvantage in one of the biggest games of the season.
-NIT likely destination for Blazers

From the Hattiesburg American
-C-USA is better, so is Memphis
  THE CONFERENCE USA Tournament has now ended and I've come to a pair of conclusions - Memphis is scary good (I know, duh!) and the rest of Conference USA is well ahead of where it was last season.
-USM turned season around and finished with flourish
-Southern Miss' Clark shuts down Liberty

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd hopes winning blossoms
-Next season's Herd
  Here is a look at a potential Marshall men's basketball roster for the 2008-09 season. Note that some players might leave the program; some might encounter academic problems; and some more players might be recruited

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH lands spot in new basketball tourney
-BASEBALL- UH falls in 10th to San Francisco

Late slump set stage for UCF's quick exit from C-USA Tournament
Houston Chronicle

Green Wave rolls to victory
New Orleans Times Picayune

March 15, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Conference USA Men's Basketball Championship Central
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Memphis Defeats Southern Miss, 69-53

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Tulsa Battles Past UTEP To Reach C-USA Championship Final
  Calvin Walls scored the first four points in overtime at the free throw line, and Tulsa held on for a 64-62 victory over UTEP on Friday night to advance to the Conference USA tournament championship.
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Houston Beats San Francisco 8-3 For Fourth-Straight Win
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Owls Top Winthrop 10-4 Friday Night At Reckling Park
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Southern Miss Defeats Cal State Northridge, 6-2 in the Coca-Cola Classic
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Hunt Shoots 'Em Down As Tulane Blanks Oakland, 3-0

Rice fires men's basketball coach Willis Wilson
Houston Chronicle

TU downs UTEP in overtime, advances to C-USA title game
Tulsa World

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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No. 2 Memphis beats Southern Miss 69-53
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U of M preview- (1) Tigers vs. (7) Tulsa

C-USA coaches like MU's future
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Historic day for softball
  Today's opening of Marshall's new Dot Hicks Field on Third Avenue signals another advancement in Marshall's athletic facilities.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Tulane searches for executive associate AD
New Orleans Times Picayune

March 14, 2008

From the Tulsa World
-TU KOs UAB
  "We live another day."
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Conference USA- A Cinderella will play in title game
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Young talent key to Hurricane's revival
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C-USA notebook- Tough misses

Blazers see NCAA Tournament hopes turn to thoughts of making NIT field
  The free fall for the UAB basketball team ended on Thursday afternoon at the FedExForum.
Birmingham News

UH's slim NCAA hopes dashed by loss to UTEP
  The Cougars will have to try to make the NCAA Tournament next season after falling to UTEP in the quarterfinals of the C-USA tournament on Thursday.
Houston Chronicle

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP Miners move into C-USA tourney semifinals
-UTEP Miners set for third meeting against Tulsa

Bring on Memphis
  For just the third time since the creation of Conference USA, the Southern Miss men's basketball team will be in the C-USA tournament semifinals.
Hattiesburg American

Horton-led USM rolls into semis
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

UCF falls to Southern Miss
Orlando Sentinel

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers turn it up, rout Tulane
-Tigers vs. Southern Miss preview
-Golden Eagles overcome Wise's foul troubles
-Golden Hurricane bounces Blazers

Tigers overpower Green Wave
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Herd loss 'burns' in coach's heart
-Conference USA tourney staying in Memphis
-Herd baseball finished sweep of Valpo

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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New softball field is a dream
-Baseball team takes winning streak into series visiting VMI
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Marcum names Sutherland to lead Big Green
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Winning season ends on downer

Jones, Herd shift focus to next season
Charleston (WV) Gazette

March 13, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Conference USA Men's Basketball Championship Central
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Tulane Sneaks by Marhsall in C-USA First Round, 48-47
-Culpepper, Miners Cruise Past Mustangs In First Round
-Tulsa Tops East Carolina In C-USA Men's Tournament Opener
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Blazers Lose Second Straight To Hawaii, 3-1
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No. 20 UCF Moves to 13-1 with 7-3 Win at Stetson

UH likely must win it all, starting with UTEP
Houston Chronicle

Taming Tulsa
Birmingham News

From the Tulsa World
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UAB's Vaden threat to TU
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Conference USA notebook- Guarding the 3

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers' focus stays on task
-CDR C-USA's top player; Calipari top coach
-Southern Miss Eagles hold off feisty Rice
-Tulsa's Jordan dominates
-Memphian Culpepper lights up Mustangs
-Green Wave storms to victory
-Raines deals death blow to new stadium for University of Memphis

C-USA TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP Tulane tops Marshall
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
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Wave authors a fairytale rally to save season
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TULANE VS. MEMPHIS
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Wave has 23 hits in 18-11 victory

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Herd falls to Tulane in final seconds
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Douglas-Roberts quick to credit Calipari for success
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Herd baseball team sweeps Valparaiso

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Conference USA notebook
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Tulane rallies past Herd

Herd blows 10-point lead to drop tourney opener
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

SMU men make quick exit, 71-49
Dallas Morning News

Wise, Eagles put away Owls
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

2008 Spring Preview - The New Big Stars
College Football News

March 12, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Five C-USA Men's Basketball Players Named USBWA All-District
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C-USA Men's Basketball Championship to Return to Memphis in 2009
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C-USA Announces Men's Basketball Specialty Awards
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Memphis' Brach Davis Has Career Night in 3-0 Shutout of Arkansas State
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Rice Falls At Home To Texas, 9-1
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Tulane Outlasts Northwestern State; Wins 4-3 In 11 Innings
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No. 13 Houston Softball Defeats No. 21 Fresno State, 1-0, in 10 Innings

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-C-USA tourney begins today
-C-USA coaches hunt words to inspire a run
-The Conference USA tournament field
-Tournament set for at least one more season in Memphis
-Stadium's feasibility? That never mattered
  Here's all you have to know about the decision by the University of Memphis to kill the on-campus stadium project: The resolution that emerged from Tuesday's subcommittee meeting was in the works before the subcommittee even met.

Around Conference USA - Basketball
USA Today

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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Can Tigers be beat?
  The odds are stacked heavily against the teams that travel to the FedEx Forum today to begin the Conference USA Tournament.
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Jackson duo drives Golden Eagles

USM ON A ROLL
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Birmingham News
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Vaden calls team meeting
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C-USA TOURNAMENT TRACKER

SMU men trying to not go one and done in C-USA tournament
  Coach Matt Doherty doesn't want to see a hint of a bad attitude in the 11th-seeded SMU Mustangs as they open the Conference USA tournament's first round against sixth-seed UTEP (17-12) at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Memphis' FedExForum.
Dallas Morning News

From the Houston Chronicle
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Canceled flight a fitting end for road-weary Rice

  Rice has experienced so many downs this season that Monday's travel incident seemed to fit right into the grand scheme of the Owls' misfortunes.
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Texas baseball has easy time with Rice

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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NCAA respect still elusive for C-USA

  Memphis coach John Calipari thinks a second Conference USA team will get into the NCAA tournament, but the reality is this: That likely will happen only if his second-ranked Tigers lose this week.
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Marshall hoping third time a charm

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Late arrival alters Herd's pre-tourney practice

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Marshall mission- Beat Tulane

Anything possible for Wave in C-USA tourney
  For as long as many of them can remember, there always has been something quirky about college basketball in March -- the upsets, the incredible buzzer-beaters, the faces of the underdogs.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Herd, Tulane to meet again in first round
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Tulsa World
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OSU, TU may have to choose
  Oklahoma State and Tulsa are among men's basketball teams who will have to win their conference tournaments in order to advance to the NCAA Tournament.
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Golden Hurricane begins spring practices

UTEP Miners get familiar foe in Wednesday's opener
El Paso Times

Marshall baseball games moved
  The Marshall University baseball games scheduled for today and Wednesday against Valparaiso at Appalachian Power Park have been moved to Lawrence County High School in Louisa, Ky., because of poor field conditions.
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Orlando Sentinel
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C-USA basketball eyes more pieces of NCAA Tournament pie
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TV move saves tradition
  Originally scheduled for Friday, Sept. 5, the game has been shifted to the following day.
 

March 11, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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C-USA Announces Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams
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Two Memphis Players Named Wooden Award Finalists
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Baseball Notebook
  The majority of this week's games in Conference USA are scheduled for the friendly confines of C-USA parks. League teams are 46-16 at home this season.
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Baseball Players of the Week
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Owls Host Longhorns Tuesday Night At Reckling Park
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Two C-USA Players Named to Lombardi Award Watch List
  Houston's Hunt and Southern Miss' McRath Listed Among Players to Watch
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Tulsa Opens Spring Drills on Tuesday

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-C-USA rankings
-CDR, Rose named All-Conference USA
-Big men hard to find on all-Conference USA team, or anywhere in league
-Tigers stay at No. 2

From the Birmingham News
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Memphis rules
  With another Conference USA regular season complete, it's now time to hand out some awards.
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UAB's Vaden joins Memphis duo, UTEP's Jackson, Houston's McKiver

RICE NOTEBOOK- Men gear up for C-USA tourney
Houston Chronicle

C-USA considers the BOK Center
  Conference USA's men's basketball tournament begins Wednesday in Memphis, but there's yet to be an official announcement where next year's event will be held.
Tulsa World

Q&A with Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams
Charlotte Observer

Atlantic 10, CUSA, WAC tourney previews
FOX Sports

March 10, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Weekend Baseball Roundup

  It was quite a week for the East Carolina Pirates
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SMU Wins 2008 C-USA Women's Basketball Title
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C-USA Softball Recap

From the College Football News
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2008 Spring Preview - Conference USA
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2008 Conference USA Insider Spring Questions 

Postseason's here; Tigers are hungry
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Bruised Blazers need some wins to improve shot for postseason
  UAB's Robert Vaden had yet to leave the FedExForum on Saturday when he began talking about returning to the site where the Blazers had just suffered the second-worst loss in the program's history.
Birmingham News

Knights fear O'Donnell's foot might be broken
Orlando Sentinel

Herd can't escape 8-vs.-9 rut
Charleston (WV) Gazette

For Herd, it's tournament time
Huntington Herald Dispatch

UTEP Miners prepare for men's C-USA tourney
El Paso Times

Baseball- Cal State Fullerton 19, USM 6
Jackson Clarion-Ledger