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Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

April 20, 2008
Orthodox Palm Sunday
Passover / Pesach
Pink Moon
Taurus Begins

BVL Box Score: Rice 5, East Carolina 4 (10)
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
-ECU Falls To Rice In Extra Innings, 5-4
  Chad Mozingo drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th inning that scored Diego Seastrunk and gave No. 7 Rice a 5-4 victory over No. 23 East Carolina Saturday night at Reckling Park in Conference USA action.
-Pirates Pick Up 30th Win In Split

Pirates rally, but fall to Rice in 10th
Greenville Daily Reflector

Rice baseball extends winning streak to 10
Houston Chronicle

All eyes on Pirates’ backfield
Washington Daily News

NFL teams look to 'O' zone
Canoe.ca

Running with a purpose
  Merritt went to East Carolina University on a scholarship but soon turned pro, signing with Nike and becoming a full-time pro
Richmond Times Dispatch

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Big East unlikely for ECU
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WILSON TO ECU
  Millbrook's Crystal Wilson, a 5-foot-9 basketball forward, signed with East Carolina

April 19, 2008
John Parker Day
Lazarus Saturday (Orthodox)
National Auctioneers Day
National Hanging Out Day
Passover (begins at sundown - Jewish)

From Bonesville.net
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Myatt: Selection Committee Choice: Overton
-BVL Box Score
: Rice 10, East Carolina 3

From ecupirates.com
-No. 23 Pirates Fall To No. 7 Rice, 10-3
-Lady Pirates Bow Out Of C-USA Tourney
-Softball Hosts UTEP In Key C-USA Series
-No. 22 Rice Blanks Pirates In C-USA Tourney

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-After late start, Owls jump all over Pirates
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Trustees tour heart institute

Rice tops East Carolina to open C-USA series
Houston Chronicle

Rice Tops East Carolina 10-3 Friday Night At Reckling Park
riceowls.com

April 18, 2008
International Amateur Radio Day
Pet Owners Independence Day
Third World Day
Anniversary - Paul Revere's Ride

Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
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Burning question: What's in a name?

Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
-ECU Handles UAB In C-USA Tourney Opener
-Pirate Golfers Take Home Top Honors
-Two Golfers Named To All-Academic Team

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates try to keep league streak going against champs
-ECU Trustees address future construction projects
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Crowd packs Minges for Obama

Weekend Baseball Series vs. ECU
riceowls.com

These players could be special in upcoming NFL draft
Washington (PA) Observer Reporter

NFL draft preview- running backs
sportingnews.com

A run on top backs
Chicago Tribune

Former Cummings Football Star Sentenced to 15 Years in Jail
WGHP

April 17, 2008
Blah, Blah, Blah Day
Ellis Island Family History Day
International Ford Mustang Day
National Cheeseball Day
National High Five Day
Verrazano Day

BVL Box Score: East Carolina 4, The Citadel 3 (10)
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
-Harrington's Single In 10th Lifts ECU, 4-3
-Lady Pirates Claim Second At Championships
-Priest, Walter Earn C-USA All-Academic Honors
-Softball Sweeps UNCG

Harrington's single lifts Pirates
Greenville Daily Reflector

Harrington’s hit wins it in 10th for ECU
Washington Daily News

From the East Carolinian
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ECU rugby ready for the national stage
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ECU wins extra-inning battle with The Citadel

Recruiting- West Craven QB developing into elite prospect
Fayetteville Observer

April 16, 2008
International Moment of Laughter Day
National Stress Awareness Day
National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day
Birthday - Charley Chaplin (comedian)

From Bonesville.net
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BVL: Friday TV game avoids fireworks
-BVL
: Updated: East Carolina's 2008 Football Schedule
-BVL Box Score
: N.C. State 7, East Carolina 6
Talk FM: TOT

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Fall To Wolfpack 7-6
-ECU-UTEP Football Battle Moved Up One Day
-ECU Holds Academic Excellence Banquet
-Bools Tied For Fourth At C-USA Championships
-ECU Women's Soccer To Hold Summer Soccer Camps

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates' win streak halted by Wolfpack
-ECU running back Williams charged with DWI
-Campus shooting prompted ECU to review policies

UTEP-ECU football season finale moved up a day
El Paso Times (AP)

Herd-ECU football slated for national TV
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Baseball Holds on for 7-6 Victory over ECU
gopack.com

Gillheeney saves the Pack
  Once again, East Carolina's Pirates were threatening to pilfer a baseball game from N.C. State. But once again, the Wolfpack's Jimmy Gillheeney was there to save the night.
Raleigh News & Observer

Pack holds off Pirates
N.C. State University Technician

Early tournament projections
espn.com

Guard fires Pinkney, three coaches
  Veteran receiver Mitchell Galloway, who re-signed with the team last week, will serve as interim head coach and offensive coordinator for the Guard’s game Saturday at Columbus.
Fayetteville Observer

April 15, 2008
Tax Day
Income Tax Pay Day
National Take a Wild Guess Day
Anniversary - Titanic Sinking

From Bonesville.net
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Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Mother Nature stars at spring game
Talk FM: Bailey (Donnie Kirkpatrick)
Talk FM: TOT (Mike Cato, Dennis Wicker)

From ecupirates.com
-Bools Tied For Fourth At C-USA Championships
-ECU Cracks Top-25 In Three Polls

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Red-hot Pirates head to Raleigh
-ECU sets goal of $200M in four-year plan
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Medical students will train on simulators instead

College Top 25- April 14
Baseball America

From the East Carolinian
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Pirates sweep the Herd out of Greenville
-Spring football game ends early
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PirateFest, Pigskin Pig-Out, and International Festival successful

East Carolina homer topples Herd baseball
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

April 14, 2008
International Moment of Laughter Day
Children With Alopecia Day
National Pecan Day
Pan-American Day
Ex Spouse Day
Anniversary - President Lincoln's Assassination

BVL Box Score: East Carolina 5, Marshall 3
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
-Kemp's Walk-Off Leads To ECU Sweep
-Pirates Finish Ninth At River Landing
-Track And Field Competes at Carolina Fast Times

Unflappable Kemp homers Pirates past Herd
Greenville Daily Reflector

Walk-Off Home Run In The Ninth Lifts No. 28 East Carolina Past Baseball, 5-3
herdzone.com

Copper to hold football camp
Washington Daily News

 

April 20, 2008

Hokies inconsistent, but promising
Beckley Register-Herald

Loss of talent, experience to test Hokies
Richmond Times Dispatch

Glennon solid at quarterback as white team rolls in Tech spring game
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Stewart happy with Gold-Blue Game
  Estimated crowd of 18,000 attends scrimmage
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Players excited by 'intensity' around Duke scrimmage
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A little speed never hurts, right Coach Cut?

From the Anderson Independent
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Spurrier looking for a quarterback who knows how to play well
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25 years later, Spurrier still coaches ’em up

Offense struggles in USC spring game
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Campbell battles in first spring football scrimmage
Fayetteville Observer

Pass-happy Deacs throw out playbook
Greensboro News-Record

Warren raising money for ALS
Greenville (SC) News

Poised and productive
  With a strong Red-White performance, Justin Burke makes his case to be considered in N.C. State's quarterback mix.
Raleigh News & Observer

UNCW lets big lead get away
Wilmington Star-News

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
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Panthers' braintrust joinsfield evaluation
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Time to review the Bobcats
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Hornets owner Shinn hears sounds of success

April 19, 2008

Good to know our Congress is fixing the bowls
Anderson Independent

At Virginia tech, is it Taylor, Glennon... or both?
The Virginian Pilot

Switching sides
  After growing up a Virginia football fan, freshman Danny Coale is now catching passes for the Hokies.
Roanoke Times

Campbell ready for some football
news14.com

Blue Devil vs. Blue Devil in spring football game today
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
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Spurrier looking for offense in USC's spring gameFrom the Greenville Daily Reflector
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College Baseball Roundup- Clemson beats Duke to end slideFrom the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Darnell's grand slam lifts USC to win

Clemson golf, baseball projects OK'd
Greenville (SC) News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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An address of choice
  Although the so-called 'jock dorms' have been made a remnant of the past by the NCAA, the College Inn still gets its share of athletes.
-Tax exemption a plus for Pack
-O'Brien will take a long look
-N.C. State searching for QB
-Valvano foundation, NCSU team up
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Cutcliffe, Devils to take walk

UNCW lets big lead get away
Wilmington Star-News

Grobe says offensive line looks 'athletic'
Winston Salem Journal

April 18, 2008

Accused WVU official offered job assistance by Rodriguez
Charleston (WV) Gazette

WVU Foundation files motion against R-Rod
Beckley Register-Herald

Clemson’s off season
Columbia (SC) State

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Williams- UNCCH trio undecided on NBA
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Spring brings change for Wolfpack football

April 17, 2008

Seahawks could hold a regional, but it's unlikely
Wilmington Star-News

Tech tailback Darren Evans no longer an unknown
Roanoke Times

Coastal Carolina added to Clemson schedule
Anderson Independent

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Changes for Duke are going to start with Cutcliffe
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Devils' Boyette carrying a revamped run game

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Canes keep their scorer
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Fans lose in cable, NFL war
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Cutcliffe's first spring at Duke is intense
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Devils roll past Camels

From the Charlotte Observer
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Panthers eye Ryan
-Meineke Car Care Bowl set for Dec. 27
-Spears will transfer to 49ers
-Heels edge 49ers in 12th
-Richardson, Bobcats send 76ers to 4th straight loss, 115-109

This one goes to 11
  Heaping insult upon indignity, the nationally ranked South Carolina baseball team completed the sweep of its four-game season series against rival Clemson, extending the Tigers’ historic losing streak with a shutout on Wednesday.
Greenville (SC) News

DIVERSIFYING- Earnhardt trying to expand beyond racing by opening a bar in Charlotte
Winston Salem Journal

April 16, 2008

April 16- We Remember
Roanoke Times

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
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Hokies prevail, thanks to efforts of many
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New season. New coach. New possibilities for Redskins.

Nine-run third propels Seahawks to rout of Bulldogs
  The Seahawks begin a three-game series at Delaware on Friday evening and then visit nationally-ranked East Carolina next Tuesday
Wilmington Star-News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Blue Devils suspend starting left tackle
-Vince Gill to pitch in

  Story of UNCCH baseball coach's son prompts star to give benefit concert.
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Krzyzewski has busy time ahead
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UNC campuses cooperate for good of state

WVU to promote White for Heisman
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

Gold, Blue and a little vanilla
Charleston (WV) Gazette

USC’s Smoak turns up the power
Columbia (SC) State

USC goes for series sweep of struggling Tigers
Greenville (SC) News

Tar Heels roll past Spartans
Greensboro News-Record

From the Charlotte Observer
-Panthers '08 schedule includes Monday matchup with Bucs
-Surgery to keep Woods from defending Wachovia title
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Anthony apologizes for DUI charges
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Heart at root in death of CFL player
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Davidson fans savor Wildcats' elite season

NASCAR Notebook- Testing at Lowe's will now be allowed
Winston Salem Journal

April 15, 2008

Finally his turn
  Four years after graduation, FC's Kyle Jones on the mound for No. 1 Mount Olive
Greenville Daily Reflector

1st love pays off for rover
Roanoke Times

WVU offense not in rhythm
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Calm after hoop storm
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O'Brien noticing progress during second spring at N.C. State

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Pack quarterbacks battle for position
-NFL, cable outfits at odds
-UNC-CH trio might not hit lottery
-Williams forgiven in Kansas
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Hurricanes fans back Laviolette

Smith tournament aims to raise money for Campbell football
Fayetteville Observer

Former USC star dies at 26
  JACKSON: CFL player found unconscious in girlfriend’s home
Fayetteville Observer

USC Report- Spurrier refrains from predictions
Greenville (SC) News

From the Charlotte Observer
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What's next for Bobcats?
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Davidson recruit will look elsewhere

Winston-Salem's Davis Cup legacy grows stronger
Winston Salem Journal

April 14, 2008

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Payne, Pond pound Devils

  Top of Wolfpack's lineup lethal.
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New Duke AD will face big issues

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Gamecocks wrap up sweep of Auburn
-Heels send struggling Tigers to ninth straight loss
-Paladins complete sweep of Cougars

UNCW again wins on final at-bat
Wilmington Star-News

Immelman caps off incredible week with Masters victory
Anderson Independent Mail

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Dominant Performance- Roddick wins in straight sets to clinch U.S. victory
-Next step for U.S. team will likely be a bit tougher
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Deacons knock off Hokies 3-2

Friends struggle with loss of teammate
Columbia (SC) State

 

April 20, 2008

From conferencusa.com
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2008 C-USA Men's Golf Championship Tees Off Sunday
-Tulane take Game Two of the Series over Southern Miss, 4-2

UAB looking for a sweep of 19th-ranked Houston
  Winning two of three games from the 19th-ranked team in the country sounded like a good option for UAB's baseball team heading into the weekend.
Birmingham News

Tulane topples Eagles
Hattiesburg American

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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Wave rolls over Golden Eagles - again
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Ewing struggles to break slump

Tulane continues mastery of USM
Biloxi Sun Herald

Herd baseball coach sees big picture
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Marshall continues progress, downs UCF
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Gamble making most of move to linebacker

Marshall scrimmage open to public
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Dallas Baptist takes two from Memphis
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Lady Tigers tab American University's McFerrin

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
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Forté eager for his fate to unfold
-Playmakers impress in Wave spring game
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Pitching, defense carry Wave to victory

Tulsa’s spring fling
Tulsa World

QB Thomas takes on 'hybrid' role
El Paso Times

April 19, 2008

Blazers hold off No.19 Cougars
  When UAB's Cody McMurry's lined a single into center field in the eighth inning it looked like the two runs he brought home would simply be icing on an impressive victory over 19th-ranked Houston.
Birmingham News

Barbee says he's not candidate for UMass
El Paso Times

Hunt gives Wave lift versus USM
New Orleans Times Picayune

Eagles lose series opener
Hattiesburg American

From conferencusa.com
-Hunt Pitches Tulane Past C-USA Rival Southern Miss, 4-3
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Two-Run Seventh Sends Dallas Baptist Past Memphis, 4-3

Chris Douglas-Roberts declares for the NBA Draft
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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MU was right option for Garner
  Being a former Georgia Tech quarterback doesn't guarantee anything at Marshall, and Jonathan Garner knows it.
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Herd hangs on for 12-10 win over UCF

Clay sculpts his skills
Tulsa World

April 18, 2008

From conferencusa.com
-Conference USA Announces Women's Golf All-Conference Awards
-Conference USA Women's Tennis Championship Continues Friday

College baseball notebook- UH's Pounds rolls with ups, downs
Houston Chronicle

Eagles hope to remain hot
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

90 MINUTES WITH THE COACH
  Larry Fedora challenged Southern Miss fans to fill M.M. Roberts Stadium for last weekend's spring football game. It didn't happen, but the first-year Southern Miss coach was not deterred.
Biloxi Sun Herald

Fill-in foe not a patsy for Tigers
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Herd on the right path
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Herd hosts Knights in pivotal series in C-USA
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Change still in the air for Herd
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Herd recruiting class taking shape

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Jacobs enjoying new role
-MU sticking with 4-30 p.m. kickoff for home games

TU’s potent offense gets stronger
Tulsa World

From the El Paso Times
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Time for tackling- Linebackers know pressure is on them
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Thomas II to split time at receiver

April 17, 2008

Marshall quarterback is anything but weak
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Jacobs enjoying new role
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Marshall signs pair of Florida hoops recruits
Beckley Register-Herald

Fletcher a star in any offense
Hattiesburg American

UH fends off Sam Houston St. for 9-6 baseball win
Houston Chronicle

USM lands a pair
  Coach Larry Eustachy signed 6-4 guard LaVanne Pennington of Genesis One Christian Academy and 6-7 forward Corey Smith of Pleasant Grove (Ala.) High on Wednesday.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Top prospect Evans to play for Tigers
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Tigers sign juco linebacker

From the Orlando Sentinel
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A post-spring football primer from UCF
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UCF hopes Latavius Murray has Kevin Smith-like impact at running back

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
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Leach, Golden Eagles stem Crimson Tide
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Fedora sings Coast’s praises at Eagle Club

TU’s potent offense gets stronger
Tulsa World

From the El Paso Times
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Barbee named as candidate at UMass
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Lawyer says UTEP star has broken no laws

April 16, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Houston Enjoys Shutout Win at Stephen F. Austin
-Owls Coast To 11-2 Road Victory Over Texas A&M
-Palmer wins 400th Career Game as the Golden Eagles Defeat MVSU, 11-0
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Rogers, Segedin Pitch Tulane To 4-1 Senator's Cup Win Over SLU
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Blazers Let Lead Slip In The Eighth In Loss At Kennesaw State
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North Florida Scores Late to Defeat UCF UCF, 5-3

From conferenceusa.com
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Eight-Run Second Innings Lifts Houston Past Sam Houston State
-Tigers Ride Brennon Martin's Complete Game Gem to 7-3 Triumph over UT-Martin
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The Bats Are Back- UAB Slugs Past Kennesaw State, 11-4
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Football Goes Full Pads In Day 14 Of Tulane's Spring Practice

From the El Paso Times
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UTEP star arrested, suspended
  UTEP basketball player and leading scorer Stefon Jackson was arrested Tuesday...charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution tied to the arrest of Willie Harden Jr., 20.
-UTEP's Jackson out indefinitely
-Tulsa surges to lead after carding 297 total Tuesday

  Tulsa has a two-day total of 601, seven shots better than second place East Carolina at 608, and 16 shots better than third place UCF at 617.
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Miner notebook
  Miners to play 4 games on national TV this fall

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Calipari agrees in principle to contract extension, raise
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Tigers assistant coach leaving to coach at Marist
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Three more Tiger football games to be aired nationally
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Tigers' Rose announces he'll enter NBA Draft
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Former Tiger QB Wimprine thriving with his VooDoo in AFL

From the Houston Chronicle
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Rice ends A&M's win streak
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Touchton steps up, pitches UH baseball past SFA 5-0
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Memphis' Rose turning pro, Calipari agrees to extension

From the Hattiesburg American
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Davis comfortable with decision
  There was never much doubt that Southern Miss freshman quarterback Austin Davis could excel at two different sports when he stepped on the campus in the fall.
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USM's Clark out for season

Davis steps up at QB for Golden Eagles
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF football player's death could also affect team on the field
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College basketball's late-signing period begins today

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Stewart wants to continue series with Marshall
  Keep playing East Carolina. That's a good game for us...
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Secondary is shaping up as Herd strength

Can Herd corners continue progress?
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Emmanuel Spann preps for season while mentoring
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

April 15, 2008

Lineman Cliff McCray, Ereck Plancher's roommate, leaves UCF football team
Orlando Sentinel

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-It's not make or break for Snyder ... yet
-MU line short on experience

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Saunders fighting for starting spot
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A new twist on offense gives the Herd a reason to shout
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McClellan expected to return from injury

UTEP defender to miss '08
El Paso Times

Non-conference slates continue to weaken
Yahoo! Sports

UAB infielder Ryan Keedy drawing attention from pro baseball scouts
Birmingham News

Another win, another injury
Hattiesburg American

Texas, UH, Rice, A&M ranked in baseball polls
Houston Chronicle

Evans, Ebank just two players Calipari wants for Tigers' next NCAA run
Memphis Commercial Appeal

April 14, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Weekend Baseball Roundup
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Houston Outslugs Tulane in C-USA Series Finale on Sunday
-Seastrunk's Walk-Off Grand Slam Lifts Rice Baseball Team To Weekend Sweep of UAB
-Southern Miss Completes the Weekend Sweep With a 6-3 Win Sunday
-UTEP to Host 2008 Texas Roadhouse Conference USA Women's Golf Championship

From the Houston Chronicle
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Seastrunk lifts No. 11 Rice baseball to 12-8 win over UAB
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UH baseball trips up C-USA rival Tulane 11-7

UCF quiets Tigers' bats for victory
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Four classes in hoops? You must be kidding
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Wave conducting quarterback derby in spring drills
New Orleans Times Picayune