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Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

March 23, 2008
Easter Sunday

BVL Box Score: East Carolina 15, Houston 4
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
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Kemp Hits Three Home Runs In 15-4 Win
-Softball Downs Princeton, Falls To Wisconsin

Pirates power their way to blowout
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates bounce back with 15-4 win
New Bern Sun Journal

Cougars Drop Middle Game of East Carolina Series
uhcougars.com

Linkmeister Note: SIX DEGREES OF McKILLOP: Discussion after the Davidson/Gonzaga game centered around the 1969 Wildcats team, the last one in school history to have won an NCAA tournament game. It turns out that coach Bob McKillop had a connection to that one was well. He was at East Carolina at the time (before he eventually transferred to Hofstra) and was on the Pirates team that lost to Davidson in the finals of the Southern Conference tournament that year.

March 22, 2008
As Young As You Feel Day
Easter Even
National Goof Off Day
UN World Day for Water

From Bonesville.net
-Bradsher
: The Bradsher Beat
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'Mr. Sunday' finds his place

-BVL Box Score
: Houston 14, East Carolina 2

From ecupirates.com
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Houston Takes Game One Over ECU, 14-2
-Pirates Split In California
  The East Carolina softball team split its first two matches of the Stanford Invitational II Friday afternoon at Boyd and Jill Smith Family Stadium, dropping a tough 7-6 decision to BYU while taking out Princeton 8-0 in six innings.
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Doubles Play Lifts Davidson Past ECU, 4-3
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No. 42 Drake Blanks Pirates, 4-0

Cougars end ECU's streak
Greenville Daily Reflector

Houston Earns Big Win at East Carolina in C-USA Opener
uhcougars.com

Pirates' coach inks deal
Richmond Times Dispatch

Havelock to honor Giants' Guy Whimper with key to the city
New Bern Sun Journal

Garrard- Getting Close?
scout.com

March 21, 2008
Good Friday
Holi (Hindu - India)
Purim (Jewish)
Aries Begins

From ecupirates.com
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McCarthy Will Continue To Lead ECU Basketball
  The East Carolina baseball team will put its 13-game winning streak on the line Friday night when they host Houston in the Conference USA opener for both schools.
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Pirate Gameday Central
  East Carolina Commits To Vete
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Pepsi Family Ticket Packages Announced

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Staying at the helm
  McCarthy to stay on as ECU coach, gets five-year deal
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Work for next season already under way for McCarthy
-McCarthy named ECU hoops coach
-ECU riding 13-game win streak into C-USA opener
-Club rugby team raising funds

ECU keeping McCarthy as coach
Raleigh News and Observer

ECU signs McCarthy
Kinston Free Press

McCarthy signs 5-year deal to stay at ECU
New Bern Sun Journal

Baseball Travels To Face East Carolina at 6 p.m. Friday
uhcougars.com

LeClair title sparks winning streak
The East Carolinian

12th Man- Byner The Perfect Hire To Coach LenDale White
titansradio.com

March 20, 2008
Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
Companies That Care Day
Great American Meatout
International Earth Day
Extraterrestrial Abductions Day
Maundy Thursday / Holy Thursday
National Agriculture Day
Ostara (Wiccan)
Ta'Anit Ester (Fast of Esther - Jewish)
Purim (begins at sundown - Jewish)
Proposal Day
Spring Begins - Vernal Equinox
Snowman Burning
Birthday - Fred "Mr." Rodgers (children's host)

Myatt: View from the 'ville
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Holland opts for deliberate approach

Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
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Spring Football Notebook No. 6
  After removing some rust Monday following a 10-day layoff, East Carolina followed with another crisp and spirited two-hour workout on Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice Complex Wednesday afternoon to complete the first three weeks of spring drills early in anticipation of the Easter Holidays.
-East Carolina Downs UNC Greensboro 5-2
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Icenhower Concludes Career At NCAA Regionals
  Pirate senior reaches regional finals

Pirates continue their QB shuffle
Greenville Daily Reflector

Whitehead shining in freshman season
Washington Daily News

A Pirates' life for Butts
Goldsboro News Argus

Former Hawks star happy at East Carolina
Kinston Free Press

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Back to work for Odom
   The 65-year-old Odom has been linked to the job at East Carolina, where his friend Terry Holland is the athletics director. But Odom tried to downplay that speculation.
-On Fred Rogers’ birthday — or any day — there’s nothing quite like a warm, old sweater

March 19, 2008
Saint Joseph's Day
Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano Day
Anniversary - Iraqi Freedom

BVL Box Score: East Carolina 18, Elon 3
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Roll Past Phoenix, 18-3
  Roller Hits First Career Grand Slam
-Pirates Finish Tied For Seventh In Pinehurst
-Heart Of The Matter
  East Carolina Offensive Lineman Terence Campbell On Comeback Trail
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Spring Football Notebook No. 5

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Meetings begin for Holland, McCarthy
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Red hot ECU rocks Elon
  Rarely would an 18-3 hammering like the one the East Carolina baseball team visited upon Elon Tuesday night produce many interesting afterthoughts.

ECU remains on a Roll(er)
Washington Daily News

Chris Johnson drawing interest?
  ESPN's Matt Mosley says he "knows" the Lions, Broncos, and Panthers are interested in East Carolina RB Chris Johnson.
Rotoworld.com

Chris Johnson's friend-aided 40 boosts stock
Fox Sports

March 18, 2008
Awkward Moments Day
Forgive Mom and Dad Day
National Biodiesal Day
Birthday - President Grover Cleveland (22nd & 24th President)

Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Even dozen for Diamond Pirates

Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Earn National Ranking In Two Polls
  ECU Is Ranked No. 23 by Baseball America and No. 26 by Collegiate Baseball
-Spring Football Notebook No. 5
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Leandersson Tied For Second At Pinehurst

Surging East Carolina to send freshman vs. Elon
Burlington Times News

Holtz hopes to find solid set of WRs
Greenville Daily Reflector

ECU Football Returns To Spring Practice
WITN TV

ECU hopes for some revenge against Elon
  East Carolina puts its 12-game winning streak on the line tonight against the Elon Phoenix.
Washington Daily News

College Top 25
  East Carolina, winner of 12 straight, climbed back into the rankings at No. 23.
Baseball America

Regional Briefs: Crowell Brothers to speak about graduation
Winston-Salem Journal

March 17, 2008
St. Patrick's Day
Camp Fire USA/Founder's Day
Freedom Of Information Day

From Bonesville.net
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O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 339
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NCAA brackets instructive for ECU

-BVL Box Score
: East Carolina 9, Rhode Island 4

From ecupirates.com
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ECU Extends Win Streak To 12 Games
-Softball Falls Just Short In Series Finale
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Men's Golf Tied For 11th At Pinehurst Intercollegiate

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates complete sweep
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Around Campus: Avast! Painted pirates project promotes arts
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Around Campus: Two professors recognized for creativity

From the Washington Daily News
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Pirates extend winning streak to 12 straight
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ECU softball team falls to Southern Miss

Around Campus: Medical school reshapes Greenville
  Decades ago, critics blasted idea; now, complex is vital
Raleigh News and Observer

 

March 23, 2008

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Duke's season ends with loss to West Virginia

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This time, the shots just didn't fall for Blue Devils
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Heels know seniors can make difference

Sweet 16 for the Mountaineers
  Role players help WVU vanquish No. 2-seeded Duke
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Duke's struggles also hurting ACC
-Packer boxes out the haters

Davidson needs more Curry magic
Charlotte Observer

Davidson looks like a smart pick
Richmond Times Dispatch

Tigers looking for positives in dream season’s abrupt end
Anderson Independent

Sooner or later, a Gamecock?
  Capel tries to stay focused on Oklahoma, but rumors persist linking him to USC job
Columbia (SC) State

Seahawks' winning streak at 15
  UNC-W owns the nation's longest winning streak
Wilmington Star-News

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Georgetown a big test for Davidson
-ACC is taking its lumps this year
-Johnson is eyeing a repeat win at Martinsville race

March 22, 2008

Clemson blows 18-point lead, falls in first-round NCAA Tournament game
Anderson Independent

Tigers’ season ends in a crash
Columbia (SC) State

From the Charlotte Observer
-Curry carries Davidson to upset win over Gonzaga
  Wildcats' star scores 40 in win
-Slender Curry has broad shoulders
-49ers win 15th straight at home
-New commercial features ASU logo
-Bobcats know about titles
  Charlotte has 6 of 35 NBA players who've won NCAA crowns

JUST A TOUCH- Curry is the perfect spice for McKillop's recipe
Winston Salem Journal

Take it outside, fellas
  WVU-Duke showdown likely to be decided on the perimeter
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Duke regroups from scare to play West Virginia
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Wolfpack win series opener over Tigers
-Cisco's pitching, Enders HR spark Gamecocks
-USC football report- Spurrier lifts suspensions for Lecorn, Clements

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Tar Heels win laugher
-Post-game letdown
  Many of the 19,000 fans in town for the NCAA Tournament's first and second rounds discovered that the RBC Center is marooned miles from any social action. The nearest area bar was four miles away.
-All that's missing is the Wolfpack
-NCSU bids for more
  School hoping for a regional.
-Duke starts 3 quarterbacks
-Canes' schedule provides a few breaks

Vols don't play well, but beat American
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Cavs' spring plans all set
Roanoke Times

NCAA women's tourney right at home in Norfolk
The Virginian Pilot

March 21, 2008

From the Birmingham News
-Tournament swag lags behind bowl largesse
-Vols' Howell hopes home heals shot
-Alabama gets by Mississippi
-American University gets long-awaited chance in NCAA Tournament
-Coaches say it's in the cards for Louisville

Postseason is all about advancing
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Charlotte Observer
-Henderson saves day and Devils
-Washington St. wallops Winthrop
-Davidson to deliver upset?
-Panthers sign former Wolfpack safety Holt

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Top NCAA seeds sleep in better hotels
-Wake Forest football set to begin spring drills
-Ward saves Canes

Rocky Mountain low
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-10 questions for Virginia football
-Departures cost the Hokies backfield depth

Spotlight shines on Clemson
Greenville (SC) News

3-point magic arrives right on time for Mountaineers
Charleston (WV) Gazette

March 20, 2008

NCAA Tournament Gametracker
cstv.com

Watch/Listen to  every game from the NCAA Championship live online for free
ncaasports.com

Can Dogs add to upsets by 14th seed?
  Mack McCarthy, then UTC's coach and now coach at East Carolina, offered this prescription of hope for 14th seeds...
Burlington Times News

Rain delays suspensions for Elon baseball players
  They were among four players ejected during East Carolina's 10-run seventh inning in an 18-3 victory at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville.
Burlington Times News

From the Anderson Independent
-Clemson's commitment to basketball pays off
-Now the ball is in Hyman’s court

Common opponent sees tight matchup between Clemson, Nova
Greenville (SC) News

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-After rough start, Bob McKillop is at home at little Davidson
-This year's team aims to live up to Duke's tourney legacy

From the College Football News
-2008 Hoops & Helmets Rankings
-Ooops & Helmets 2008 - The Worst BCS School Combinations
  Which BCS schools had the toughest year in football and basketball?

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Coach K enjoys dual commitments
  Along with guiding his No. 2 seeded Blue Devils into the NCAA Tournament, Mike Krzyzewski has been moonlighting as the U.S. senior men's national team coach.
-Duke strong enough to make a sweet run

Hokies hammer Morgan State in NIT opener
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Charlotte Observer
-Charlotte's season finishes on a sour note
-Eagles enter with air of confidence
  But Washington State's expectations also high
-Bobcats fall to Pacers for 5th-straight loss

Team in the mirror
  Winthrop's basketball team went into the NCAA tournament with a feeling it was time to win.
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

5 spring questions for USC football
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

A baker's dozen
  Seahawks tie school record with 13th win in a row
Wilmington Star-News

March 19, 2008

From the Roanoke Times
-Stars and pinstripes
  The New York Yankees donated a million dollars and brought their storied -- and expensive -- lineup to the Hokies' home field for an exhibition game
-Hokies stay serious
  Greenberg says the NIT could be a long-term plus.
-Cavaliers rally past Spiders

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Pond helps Pack walk off with a win
-Yow eager for WNIT
-St. Augustine's golfer wins in sudden death
  Co-host ECU tied Ball State for eighth at 906.
-Zips need extra time to oust Noles
-Staal at center of surge

From the Charlotte Observer
-The `rebirth' of 49ers Nation
-A Mount to climb
-ASU outslugs Deacons for season sweep
-Panthers take close look at top prospects

Clemson, Purnell agree to lucrative contract extension
Anderson Independent

Out to dust off glass slippers
  Senior forward Frank Robinson, the Big West player of the year, transferred from East Carolina because of Brown
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Basketball search ongoing for Mercer
  Selection Sunday is followed by Black Monday, when the dismissal of head coaches seems to peak. Monday was fairly quiet with many decisions already having been made
Macon Telegraph

Brady going to Arkansas State
New Orleans Times-Picayune

Knight doesn't fit profile for USC, Hyman says
Greenville (SC) News

From the Winston Salem Journal
-A No-Flaws Focus- Davidson is seeking 40 minutes of perfect play against Gonzaga
-Mountaineers pummel Deacons 22-6
-Tar Heels land defensive end from Jacksonville

March 18, 2008

UGA, SEC re-defined madness
Anderson Independent

Three Strikes
Baseball America

Yankees help Hokies
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Tigers host Chanticleers, Gamecocks visit Cougars in baseball
  Clemson, USC try to rebound today
Greenville (SC) News

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Coach K not overlooking 1st round
-Cutcliffe ready to turn up the heat in spring practice

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Davidson team tops NCAA academically
-Pack star studies NBA
-Vols' seed in East stuns Heels' coach
-Cutcliffe turns up heat on Devils

Confident and ready
  It's all just routine now for Winthrop's basketball team
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Seahawks passed over for postseason berth
Wilmington Star-News

Panthers reach deal with receiver Hackett
Charlotte Observer

March 17, 2008

From the Charlotte Observer
-UNC-CH earns top overall seed in NCAA Tournament
  Five schools from Carolinas make big dance
-Davidson- `This is our time to shine'
  Wildcats to face Gonzaga in Raleigh
-49ers to play Nebraska in NIT

From the Anderson Independent
-Tigers break NCAA drought, prepare for next step
-Tigers let rare ACC title shot slip away

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Stuffed short of history
-USC walk-on arrested at Five Points festival
-Top Georgia prospect visits Tigers
  He also has offers from Mississippi State, Mississippi, Duke, Arkansas and East Carolina.

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Home could give Tar Heels an edge
-Greenberg lobbies for change
  Virginia Tech men's basketball coach Seth Greenberg lobbied for a larger NCAA Tournament field and complained about the selective use of the RPI after the selection committee left out the Hokies on Sunday.
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2007 finalists relegated to NIT

  Florida, Ohio State take a step down.

Coach, NCAA disagree
  Seth Greenberg says the Hokies would have been a feared team in the NCAA.
Roanoke Times

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-Hokies, VCU must settle for NIT
-Virginia to play in inaugural tourney

NCAA wait is over for Cal State Fullerton
  Five are transfers from four-year schools, including Cutley, from Kent State; Frank Robinson, from East Carolina; and Josh Akognon, from Washington State
Los Angeles Times

No. 2 seed a disappointment for Tennessee
Memphis Commercial Appeal

WVU gets Arizona in NCAA Tourney
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Dogs win their way into NCAAs
  UGA wins first SEC tourney title in 25 years with win over Arkansas
Atlanta Journal Constitution

From the Beckley Register-Herald
-West Virginia’s offense is new to all
-Devine impressing new RB coach

Seahawks look to future without key seniors
  The call offering a postseason bid never came Sunday night.
Wilmington Star-News

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacs disappointed after not receiving NIT bid
  3 ACC teams make the field; UNC Charlotte, UNC Asheville also in
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Drivers say racing was like the Bristol of old
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Burton leads a Childress sweep

 

March 23, 2008

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers' big men will be the key against physical Bulldogs
-Sales of U of M merchandise soar
-Tigers' stopper has shot falling

COLLEGE BASEBALL- Rice tops Marshall 13-9
Houston Chronicle

Herd's early lead doesn't hold up against Rice
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Hattiesburg American
-Golden Eagles finish first week of spring practice
-Knights overpower Eagles
-Key wins can't be overlooked

Blazers don pads for first time
Birmingham News

UTEP women win first ever NCAA tournament game
El Paso Times

From conferenceusa.com
-Miners Fly By Western Kentucky 92-60 in NCAA First Round
-March 22 C-USA Softball Recap
-Southern Miss Falls to No. 16 UCF 15-4 Saturday Afternoon

March 22, 2008

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers beat Texas-Arlington 87-63
-U of M replay
-Tigers stumble on defense
-Fans make trek to Little Rock to support Tigers
-Tiger nation moves to Little Rock

From the Houston Chronicle
-Memphis overwhelms Texas-Arlington 87-63
  Tigers' talent overwhelms plucky Texas-Arlington
-Rice beats Marshall in baseball- UH whips ECU

Rice uses big fourth inning to beat Marshall, 6-1
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

USM gives Palmer career 900th
  It was the Conference USA opener for Southern Miss and a chance for Corky Palmer to record his 900th career win against No. 16 Central Florida at Pete Taylor Park on Friday.
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Starting with a bang
  The Central Florida baseball team entered Friday night with a stout 19-1 record and ranked as high as No. 16 in the nation, but it became clear the Knights had yet to face a pitcher the caliber of Southern Miss ace Barry Bowden.
Hattiesburg American

From the El Paso Times
-Receiving phenom Rouse leaves UTEP football team
-UTEP starts first NCAA run against W.Kentucky

Rain spoils debut of No. 75 Marshall stock car
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

March 21, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-UAB Advances To Second Round of MasterCard NIT
-Memphis Opens Conference USA Play This Weekend versus UAB
-Tulane Baseball To Host Sacred Heart In Final Non-Conference Weekend

Streaking in Hattiesburg
  Palmer said Rice, Tulane and East Carolina should provide stiff competition this season for USM, but quickly pointed to UCF as a team you can't overlook.
Hattiesburg American

Men's Basketball to Play Host to Valparaiso in CBI Quarterfinals on Monday
uhcougars.com

Cougars happy to host Valpo in CBI second round
Houston Chronicle

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Annual visit allows Marshall players to make a difference
-Scouts in Huntington for Marshall Pro Day
-Marshall baseball team faces big test with visit of highly rated Rice

Marshall takes on No. 11 Rice at APP
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers vs. the World
  In a poll on ESPN.com, 50.8 percent of respondents voted Memphis as the No. 1 seed that will be eliminated first, and 68.2 percent said the Tigers won't make the Final Four.
-(1) Memphis (33-1) vs. (16) Texas-Arlington (21-11) preview
-Tiger baseball this weekend

From the Orlando Sentinel
-O'Leary's tough-guy rep bends to a broken heart
-O'Leary says Plancher someone to emulate

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Jones eager to sort out TU rotation
-TULANE VS. SACRED HEART

March 20, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-UAB Slips By VCU, 80-77
-Miners Conclude 19-Win Season With Loss to Utah
-Owls Thump Louisiana 17-6 Wednesday Night At Reckling Park
-Southern Miss Comes From Behind to Beat Louisiana. Monroe 7-5
-Tulane Falls Victim To Big Inning In 7-5 Loss At LSU
-Four Homers Enable UCF to Sweep Wagner, 9-3
-Men's Golf Notebook

UCF absorbs death of football player Ereck Plancher; initial autopsy inconclusive
Orlando Sentinel

Blazers dodge 3-pointer assault by VCU
Birmingham News

Tulsa cruises
Tulsa World

Miners inconsistent in loss to Utes
El Paso Times

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Memphis' free throw woes bring advice from all corners
-Tigers' depth will again be put to test
-Transfer QB learning the ropes

USM's initial practice 'fun, but confusing'
Hattiesburg American

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice slams Louisiana-Lafayette 17-6 in C-USA tune-up
-CBI- Valpo slips by Washington, faces UH next

LSU rally in sixth sinks Wave
New Orleans Times Picayune

March 19, 2008

Central Florida player, 19, dies after conditioning drills
YAHOO! Sports (AP)

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF football player Ereck Plancher dies after conditioning drills
-UCF's Ereck Plancher leaves legacy of hard work, faith
-'Everybody liked him'
-Former players, students mourn their loss
Press Conference- UCF football player Ereck Planch
911 call after UCF football player Ereck Plancher collapsed- "We have a kid in sheer exhaustion"
-UCF's Jay Bergman records 1,200th win on no-hitter

From conferenceusa.com
-Houston Earns Thrilling 80-79 Victory Over Nevada
-Marshall Drops Second Game Of Doubleheader To Kent State, 2-1
-Tiger Offense Explodes in 18-9 Win Over Samford
-Tulane To Battle Arch-Rival LSU Wednesday In Baton Rouge
-UAB Lets Early Lead Slip In Loss To Mississippi State
-UCF Takes Game Two from Wagner with 5-1 Win
-C-USA Tennis Notebook

UH edges Nevada 80-79 for hoops invitational win
Houston Chronicle

Tulsa's season lives on
  The Hurricane sees tonight's CBI game as a benefit for the future of the program.
Tulsa World

UTEP men to play Utah in first round of CBI tourney
El Paso Times

From the Birmingham News
-Blazers hope to rebound
  It wasn't easy but UAB junior forward Lawrence Kinnard watched the NCAA Tournament Selection Show on Sunday night.
-Free Advice- It's Memphis
-Dunbar looks to final season
  Will Dunbar walked off the field at Marshall last fall unsure if he had just played his final football game for UAB.

From the Hattiesburg American
-Time to hit the field
-No news not good news for USM
  For the sixth straight season, the Southern Miss men's basketball team will not be playing in a postseason tournament.

Women's tournament preview- SMU
Dallas Morning News

Herd's Jackson, Oglesby looking to transfer
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Jackson, Oglesby leave Herd basketball team
-Moss to be honored with envelope from U.S. Postal Service

A master salesman, sure, but some aren't buying Tigers' Calipari as tactician
Memphis Commercial Appeal

TU looks to keep LSU reeling
New Orleans Times-Picayune

March 18, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-Conference USA Sends Five Men's Basketball Teams to Postseason
-UTEP and SMU Set for NCAA Women's Action
-Douglas-Roberts Named to USBWA All-America First Team
-Seven C-USA Student-Athletes Record All-America Performances at NCAA Indoors
-Softball Notebook
-Baseball Notebook
-UH Baseball Closes Four-Game Homestand Against Lamar Tuesday
-Owls Complete Four-Game Sweep Of Winthrop With 9-1 Victory Monday Night
-UCF No-Hits Wagner- Postgame Quotes
-Spring Football Practice Begins Tuesday for Golden Eagles

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers coach grows into advocate for university, city, even politicians
-Tigers' Calipari doesn't root in tourney
-In the news: Tigers add Itawamba defensive back
-Another honor for CDR

Blazers make NIT field; Alabama State gets in, too
Birmingham News

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH fired up for chance in new tourney's debut
-Rice Notebook- Bailiff focuses on fundamentals
-Hague, Ojala help Rice sweep Winthrop in baseball

Momentum pays off
  Tulsa's opportunity to host a College Basketball Invitational game wasn't as simple as making the Reynolds Center available on Wednesday night.
Tulsa World

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Postseason bid eludes Eagles
-At last, Fedora to get on-field look at Eagles

From the Hattiesburg American
-1-2 punch comes up big
-USM football team practices Tuesday

Fedora, Southern Miss begin spring football practice today
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Minus Marshall, post-season games go on
-Herd outfielder Lape gets Louisville Slugger award

March 17, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-Memphis Earns South Region's No. 1 Seed
-UAB Accepts Bid To National Invitation Tournament
-Houston Men's Basketball Accepts Invite to College Basketball Invitational
-Tulsa to Host Miami of Ohio on Wednesday in the College Basketball Invitational
-UTEP to Return to Postseason at College Basketball Invitational
-Weekend Baseball Roundup
-Owls Slug Season-High 17 Hits On Way To 10-6 Victory Over Winthrop
-Wave Completes Sweep Of Oakland With 16-0 Sunday Win

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers a top seed, but it's no easy path to NCAA title
  Though no No. 1 seed has ever lost to a No. 16, the Tigers could face a tricky second-round game against either Mississippi State or Oregon.
-Tigers stalk a crown
-Bid brings Texas-Arlington coach to tears
-Tigers' path to Final Four could be most difficult among No. 1 seeds

Will C-USA ever catch up to Memphis?
Charleston (WV) Gazette

UH to visit Nevada to open new tourney Tuesday
Houston Chronicle

TU, Miami to meet in CBI
Tulsa World

UTEP to host Utah Wednesday in CBI tournament
El Paso Times

Knights capture 7th straight win
Orlando Sentinel

USM tops Cal State, takes 4th straight
Biloxi Sun Herald