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Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

April 27, 2008
Babe Ruth Day
Matanzas Mule day
Mother, Father Deaf Day
Orthodox Easter Sunday / Pascha (Orthodox)
Rogation Sunday
Rural Life Sunday or Soli Stewardship Sunday
Birthday - President Ulysses S. Grant (18th President)

From Bonesville.net
-BVL Box Score (1): East Carolina 11, Presbyterian 2
BVL Box Score (2)
: East Carolina 3, Presbyterian 0

From ecupirates.com
-Titans Select Johnson In First Round Of Draft
-Bristow Completes Sweep Of Presbyterian 3-0
-Big Innings Propel Softball To Sweep
-Play At Cavalier Classic Halted By Darkness
-ECU Defeats Presbyterian 11-2

From the Washington Daily News
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Pitching powers Pirates past Blue Hose
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ECU’s Johnson selected by the Titans in the first round of the NFL Draft

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates have no trouble with Blue Hose
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Titans take ECU's Johnson at No. 24

With Johnson, Titans fill need fast
  Expect East Carolina speedster to boost struggling offense
Nashville Tennessean

Titans find speed
  Draft speedy East Carolina RB Johnson in first round
Murfreesboro
Daily News Journal

Titans select Chris Johnson in first round
Nashville City Paper

Titans excited about selection of Johnson
titansonline.com

Titans Say They Added Immediate Help On Day One
titansradio.com

ECU back taken early
Raleigh News & Observer

NFL Draft- Titans pick speedy Johnson in first round
Jackson Sun

Chris Johnson
CBSSports.com

SUNDAY SHOWCASE- 2008 NFL DRAFT
  The Olympia grad and star at East Carolina says he was not surprised he went high, even if draft experts were.
Orlando Sentinel

Father Judge's Lowery takes 2d in 400-meter hurdles
  The East Carolina recruit has run 1:55.16 in the open 800 race indoors.
Philadelphia Inquirer

April 26, 2008
Hug an Australian Day
National Rebuilding Day
National Pretzel Day
Richter Scale Day
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

From Bonesville.net
-BVL Box Score: East Carolina 6, Presbyterian 1
Talk FM: TOT (Bill Johnson)

From ecupirates.com
-Pirate Baseball Gameday Central
-Maness Pitches ECU Pass Presbyterian, 6-1

ECU's Maness improves to 7-0 on season
Greenville Daily Reflector

Blue Hose Drop Opener With ECU
gobluehose.com

ECU running back Johnson hopes for high selection
Washington Daily News

Draft prospects who met with Steelers
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Ravens seeking RB depth
ravens24x7.com

Nashville- Titans on lookout for speed
Chattanooga Times Free Press

April 25, 2008
National Arbor Day
State License Plate Day
National & Global Youth Service Days (04/25-27)

From Bonesville.net
-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
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Sports celebs left an impression

Talk FM: TOT (SKIP HOLTZ)

From ecupirates.com
-ECU To Host Challenger League Game
  The Challenger Division is for children with any special needs who are from the ages of 5-18 and plays each Saturday from the end of April through mid June.
-Kemp Named To '08 Dick Howser Watch List
  Kemp Is One Of Four Catchers On The 50-Man Watch List
-ECU Recognized By NCAA For Academic Success
  Women's Tennis program cited for APR excellence

ECU’s Johnson aiming for history
Fayetteville Observer

ECU's Johnson sprinting into NFL
Raleigh News & Observer

How to Run a 4.2
Wall Street Journal

Talk about managing your time in school
  Recruiting Web Site rivals.com reported that offensive tackle Wesley Cook has received a verbal offer from East Carolina.
BlueRidgeNow.com

From the East Carolinian
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ECU fans have plenty to look forward to
  Many sports programs are on the rise
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A look back at the sports memories
  Bowl win tops the list
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Awards
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Track and Field speeds by the competition
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Sowers grounds Seahawks in Pirates' victory

April 24, 2008
Library of Congress Day
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

From Bonesville.net
-Myatt: View from the 'ville
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Scouts eye C.J.'s supporting cast

-Myatt: View from the 'ville
–  Mack's program a work in progress
-BVL Box Score
: East Carolina 9, Campbell 3
Talk FM: TOT

From ecupirates.com
-ECU Complete Season Sweep Of Camels, 9-3
-Camels Turn Back Lady Pirates In Sweep

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Mincey mows down Camels in first start
  One night after East Carolina rode a complete game by Sthil Sowers to victory, the Pirates managed to get six-plus innings and a win out of a relief pitcher.
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ECU seeking permission to convert home to guest house
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New Brody center closer to reality

Pirates on the rise
  ECU has one of the most respected athletic directors in the country, one of the top young football coaches and a proven winner at the helm of the basketball program.
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Wilmington Star-News
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UNCW hoops gets transfer Fields
  One night after East Carolina rode a
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Seahawks add big man

Fields to transfer to UNC-Wilmington
Fayetteville Observer

April 23, 2008
Administrative Professionals Day
St. George Feast Day
UN World Book and Copyright Day
Birthday - President James Buchanan (15th President)
Birthday - William Shakespeare (poet/playwright)

From Bonesville.net
-BVL Box Score: East Carolina 6, UNCW 1
Talk FM: TOT (Jen Holtz, R. Christiansen, D. Young)

From ecupirates.com
-Sowers Tosses Complete Game Against No. 27 UNCW
-Pirates Finish Seventh At C-USA Championship
-Crystal Wilson Signs With Women's Basketball

Sowers' steady effort shuts down Seahawks
  East Carolina right-hander Sthil Sowers is getting more game experience than most freshman pitchers across the country.
Greenville Daily Reflector

From the Wilmington Star-News
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UNCW stumbles at East Carolina
  The UNC-Wilmington baseball team looked lifeless in a 6-1 loss to East Carolina Tuesday night in a college baseball game at Clark-LeClair Stadium.  Freshman right-hander Sthil Sowers had a lot to do with the Seahawks’ quiet bats.
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Blog: Pirates handcuff Seahawks

Seahawks Shut Down By ECU's Sowers
uncwsports.com

Sowers pitches all nine innings in ECU 6-1 win
New Bern Sun Journal

Sowers stumps UNCW
Raleigh News & Observer

Pirates' offense to work as a 'committee' this season
  The one-man show starring Chris Johnson is over at East Carolina and the transition to an ensemble act is underway.
Fayetteville Observer

Beaufort boys primed for Pirates’ football season
Washington Daily News

NFL Draft preview- Scouting the RBs
Austin American-Statesman

From the San Diego Union Tribune
-NFL: The top prospects
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McFadden leaves 'em in a quandary

Highs school tennis- 4A and 2A tennis teams wrap up play
  Collins, who won the state overall doubles title with partner Kendra Higgins last year, will play at Division I East Carolina University this fall.
TCPalm

April 22, 2008
Earth Day (U.S.)
National Jelly Bean Day

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Tough treading
Talk FM: Bailey (Ben Sanderson)
Talk FM: TOT (Debbie Crane, Carol Deshiel)

From ecupirates.com
-Pirate Baseball Gameday Central
-Pirates Fall To Seventh At C-USA Championship

Pirates host UNC-W tonight
  The East Carolina baseball team looks to get back on track after being swept by Rice over the weekend, hosting UNC-Wilmington tonight at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
Greenville Daily Reflector

From the Wilmington Star-News
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Rivalry one of the great games for the state
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UNCW-ECU preview

From the East Carolinian
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ECU Baseball continues to struggle against Rice
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Pirates outlasted by UTEP in conference series

Copper’s first football banquet, camp coming together
Washington Daily News

April 21, 2008
Patriot's Day
Kindergarten Day

From Bonesville.net
-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 342
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Memory lane is worth repaving
-BVL Box Score: Rice 7, East Carolina 1

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates In Sixth At C-USA Championship
-Langwell's Complete Game Sweeps Pirates, 7-1
-Softball Falls To UTEP, 4-2
-Track And Field Successful At Christopher Newport

Pirates get swept by Owls
Washington Daily News

Owls Complete Series Sweep Of East Carolina With 7-1 Victory Sunday
riceowls.com

Langwell gives No. 11 Rice baseball lift in 7-1 win
Houston Chronicle

Scouting the NFL Draft's top five running backs
Sacramento Bee

Sandra Bullock Unhurt After Head-On Crash With Drunken Driver
witntv.com

April 27, 2008

From the Charlotte Observer
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3 NC-based players taken on draft's first day
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Carolina picks Stewart, Otah
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Vincent out- Is Brown in as coach for Bobcats?
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49ers rally big, fall in the 9th

UVa’s Long No. 2 pick in draft
Charlottesville Daily Progress

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Panthers offense gets needed boost
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Skins pick receivers to fit West Coast offense
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Dawkins moving on to Stanford
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UNC-CH pitcher Adam Warren suffers his first loss

Duke assistant coach headed to Stanford
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Error-filled day sinks Gamecocks
-Tigers gain inside track in ACC race
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Gender Battle
  As South Carolina looks for a new women's basketball coach, debate rages over the qualifications of male and female coaches

N.C. State’s ‘D’ young, but confident
Fayetteville Observer

Tech's QB search hits critical state
Hampton Roads Daily Press

April 26, 2008

First overall pick no longer in play for high-motor Long
Charlottesville Daily Progress

The NFL Draft is important, but there’s no way I can sit through it
Anderson Independent

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Koren Robinson gives draftees some advice
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NFL draft- So many options, not so much time
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Hansbrough stays; guards may go
-UNC-CH mascot dies of blow from son, Rameses XVIII
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Tar Heels gets big inning in 11-4 win

From the Charlotte Observer
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Source- Bobcats interest Brown
  Team hasn't settled Vincent's fate as coach
-Panthers' likely draft pick is . . .
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Panthers future on the line?
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Another late rally lifts 49ers

From the Columbia (SC) State
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USC chases top names for coaching spot
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Tigers wobble but hold off Hokies
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LSU goes deep to knock off USC

UNCW gives Moss extension
Wilmington Star-News

April 25, 2008

From the Myrtle Beach Sun-News
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All over for Simpson but the wait
  Jerome Simpson was overlooked out of Reidsville, N.C., choosing Coastal and head coach David Bennett's no-pressure recruiting style over East Carolina, which was pressing for a commitment.
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CCU projected as No. 1 seed by two sources
  South Eastern Baseball has the Chanticleers as a No. 1 at Greenville, N.C., where its projected field includes No. 2 seed East Carolina, No. 3 seed Ole Miss and No. 4 seed Notre Dame.

Simpson’s route from obscurity nearly complete
Greensboro News Record

Football team hopeful after disappointing year
The Daily Tar Heel

Ex-UNCW players just gone, not forgotten
Wilmington Star-News

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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New Mountaineer assistant hitting Tidewater area hard
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Rodriguez camp made first contact with Michigan

Rodriguez saga is tiresome
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Tigers enter crucial ACC series against Hokies
Anderson Independent

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Coach K has Team USA thinking gold
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Hatchell thought to have met with South Carolina
  Sylvia Hatchell is believed to have met with South Carolina officials while at her beach house in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Thursday evening to discuss the Gamecocks' vacant women's basketball coaching position, according to multiple sources.

Alabama State basketball player dies after pickup game
Houston Chronicle

Wake's Curry back, ready to work
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Gibbons student revived by fans

  If not for the skill of some spectators at Cardinal Gibbons' lacrosse game against Providence Day on Saturday, lacrosse player Alex Beuris would be dead.
-On the Record- Sidney Lowe
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NCCU AD has big task
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No bones about Bates' success

Gamecocks are on fire
Columbia (SC) State

April 24, 2008

From the Anderson Independent
-Tigers rap out easy win against inexperienced Blue Hose
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College baseball at Fluor Field works out well for everyone

Wofford experiences Smoak damage
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Gamecocks revel in midweek mastery
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This No. 3 car is color of surprise

W&M edges No. 16 U.Va. in baseball
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Seahawks go long for victory
Wilmington Star-News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Spartans stun Pack in baseball
-On the record- Tom O'Brien
-UNCCH's Balmer may go in opening round
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Coach- Tar Heels' trio still undecided

From the Durham Herald Sun
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2008 season will tell a ton about Big Four football
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Wicker-McCree named NCCU AD

From the Virginian Pilot
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$2.5 million to host Skins- Beach opts to pass, for now
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Taylor, ODU working on new deal; Stanford working on new coach

Record crowd for Gold-Blue game
Beckley Register-Herald

April 23, 2008

From the Charlotte Observer
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ACC spring football notebook
  The season's opening week will feature fascinating matchups involving ACC teams. N.C. State visits South Carolina on Aug. 28. Two days later, Virginia Tech vs. East Carolina at Bank of America Stadium headlines the Saturday openers.
-49ers' potent offense stalls

  After weekend scoring frenzy, team suffers first shutout in 179 games
-Rucker's farewell- As classy as it gets
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Panthers picking a blocker would be letdown, but draft's not

Coach's light , yet serious, personality dominated WVU spring
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
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Power shift to WVU?
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Redskins draft new game plan

From the Virginian Pilot
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Bengals confirm that they rejected Redskins' trade offer of two picks
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Three from Virginia Beach, Norfolk join ODU football team

From the Greenville (SC) News
-USC wins dramatic game at Fluor Field
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The tie that binds fans of USC, Clemson

Delk pitches Clemson past Western Carolina
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Few starts, but few regrets for Mountaineers' Bradshaw
Fredericksburg (VA) Free Lance-Star

Sikes leaving UNCW basketball team
Wilmington Star-News

Clemson football a target
Anderson Independent

'Big Four' hopes spring optimism leads to success in fall
Durham Herald Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Another Nole arrested
  Team MVP Parker charged with carrying a concealed handgun.
-Son usurps UNCCH mascot throne
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N.C. State's Morgan working his way up
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Carrboro man 15th in Boston

April 22, 2008

Redshirting Taylor is right call for Hokies, and for QB, too
  In a perfect WORLD, Virginia Tech quarter-back Tyrod Taylor will not play a single down of football in 2008.
The Virginian-Pilot

Spring practices help to address position questions
Virginia Tech Collegiate Times

UT has a QB; South Carolina has a question mark
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Duke gets down to business
  Duke president Richard Brodhead has announced the committee charged with finding the school's next athletics director and has defined what characteristics the committee should seek.
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Greenville (SC) News
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Clemson track coaches won't be charged
  Criminal charges will not be filed against two Clemson University track coaches following a State Law Enforcement Division investigation into the handling of funds collected for campus track meets.
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Horn's hiring generates small spike in season ticket sales

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Curfews dismay Tanner
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Leggett makes storm of his own

WVU moving to the middle
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Stewart's optimism supported by facts
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-ACC's best top baseball charts
-Canes looking for silver lining in Canada
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Wake alumni shine

From the Charlotte Observer
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Panthers' success slim after first round
-My best guess- Panthers take a blocker first
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Drake hires former Wolfpack assistant

April 21, 2008

From the Roanoke Times
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Air time for Hokies
  The Maroon-White game features two Sean Glennon touchdown passes and a strong performance by a walk-on WR.
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Whitaker's TD is play of the day

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Ninth-inning rally gives Clemson a tie
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Cooper goes distance in USC victory

TEs commit to USC, Clemson
  Bell also has offers from Wake Forest, Miami, Illinois, Maryland, Duke, East Carolina and UNCCH.
Charleston (SC) Post Courier

Hawks' barrage pummels Hens in series finale
Wilmington Star-News

 

April 27, 2008

Three C-USA Players Taken Among First 44 Picks of 2008 NFL Draft
conferencusa.com

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Former UCF running back Kevin Smith isn't picked on Day 1
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No. 9 Rice beats UCF

From the Houston Chronicle
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UH's Avery tops receiver class as 33rd overall pick
-Braun picks his staff

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
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Tulane RB Forté headed to Chicago
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BCS format likely to remain unchanged

Clutch hitting, Conn's arm spark Eagles
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Southern Miss breaks tie to beat back Houston
Biloxi Sun Herald (AP)

Herd's Green dominates White in spring game
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Great day to go green
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Johnson, Gomez lead Herd past UAB

UAB's Mitch Kloskowski struggles, UAB falls to Marshall in college baseball
Birmingham News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Calipari's new contract signed through 2012-2013
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Wave pounds Tigers again

From the Tulsa World
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Defense focus of TU spring drills
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Questions with Todd Graham
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2008 TU Schedule

Miners use numerous ballcarriers in practice
El Paso Times

April 26, 2008

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Marshall player 'fortunate' following car wreck
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Herd true freshman doesn't take long to impress coaches

Edwards set for Herd’s Green and White Game
Beckley Register-Herald

Golden Eagles batter Cougars
Hattiesburg American

Billeaud, Matesich power Golden Eagles
Biloxi Sun Herald

COLLEGE BASEBALL- Rice's win streak ends at 12
Houston Chronicle

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Green Wave drowns Tigers
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Tigers make their case to Witherspoon

Green Wave hammers Memphis
New Orleans Times Picayune

From conferencusa.com
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Rice's Win Streak Snapped With 4-2 Loss At UCF
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UAB Uses Eight-Run Fifth Inning To Get Past Marshall, 15-3
-Houston Drops Series Opener at Southern Miss on Friday
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Green Wave Take Advantage of Errors, Sinks Tigers 17-4

April 25, 2008

USM faces must-win home series
Biloxi Sun Herald

Golden Eagles aim to improve league, postseason position
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Houston faces crucial series with Southern Miss
Houston Chronicle

Wave is getting it together
New Orleans Times Picayune

From conferencusa.com
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Memphis Looks to Strengthen C-USA Tournament Hopes with Weekend Series versus Tulane
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UAB Looks To Gain Ground In C-USA Standings Against Marshall

UAB hands Davis contract extension, $25,000 raise
Birmingham News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Calipari's crowded plate includes recruiting new players and coaches
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UM notebook: Despite fade, golf team in line for NCAA bid

Herd basketball player Spann hurt in crash
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Hawaii, SMU coach Jones still at odds over $400,000
  Hawaii has not been able to resolve its dispute with former football coach June Jones over $400,008 the school says it is owed for the early termination of his contract
Dallas Morning News

Coaches, players divide rosters for Green-White game
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Tight end Hunt adds experience for UTEP
El Paso Times

April 24, 2008

From conferencusa.com
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Marshall Outlasts Ohio In Slugfest, 17-12
-Tigers Outlast Middle Tennessee in 14-Inning Affair
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Owls Play At UCF In Weekend Road Series
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Southern Miss Defeats Mississippi State for the Second Consecutive Night
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Midweek Mayhem- UAB Beats Samford, 16-8
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Two UCF Football Players Named To NationalChamps.net Preseason All-America Teams

Carson, Golden Eagles sweep Dogs
Biloxi Sun Herald

Slugging Eagles jump on Dogs early
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Herd WR nagged by injury
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Basketball player Tay Spann in car wreck
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Campbell brings some experience to O-line

Sidelined UTEP senior eyes a return to the field
El Paso Times

New Lady Tiger coach likes fast pace
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Tulsa on mission for national tennis title
Tulsa World

April 23, 2008

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Searching for hope as Herd struggles
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Tillman making a run for starting tackle spot

Herd safety-turned-LB impressive
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Cold-hitting Golden Eagles host struggling Bulldogs
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Tonight's starter Leach making most of chances

From the Hattiesburg American
-'He's been a stud'
-Eagles take on Bulldogs
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USM's Sutton, Bowden undergo MRIs

Tigers' late surge overpowers Wave
New Orleans Times Picayune

From conferencusa.com
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AutoZone Liberty Bowl Lands January Date For 50th Anniversary Game
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UAB Wins C-USA Men's Golf Championship Title
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Conference USA Announces Men's Golf Awards
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Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Date set for AutoZone Liberty Bowl
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Tigers' Anderson, Dozier to test NBA Draft waters
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Tigers assistant coach accepts top job at Massachusetts

April 22, 2008

From conferencusa.com
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Baseball Notebook
  With four weeks remaining until the Conference USA Championship in New Orleans, Rice has begun to emerge from the rest of the pack, taking a 3.5 game lead into this week's play.
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Softball Notebook

USM at a crucial point for regional outlook
Biloxi Sun Herald

Papajohns.com Bowl to stay in Birmingham for at least two more years
Birmingham News

Herd running backs sharp
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Hall headed for fame
?
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Herd lands another Fla. recruit

UAB sweeps Conference USA Men's Golf Championships
Birmingham News

April 21, 2008

From conferencusa.com
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Weekend Baseball Roundup
  Rice has continued to distance itself from the rest of the pack in Conference USA. The No. 7 Owls swept a three-game series from No. 24 East Carolina to improve to 13-2 in league play.
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Tulsa Wins Third-Straight C-USA Men's Tennis Championship Title
-Tulsa Wins Back-to-Back C-USA Women's Tennis Titles
-Memphis Jumps Out to Early Lead at C-USA Men's Golf Championship

From the Houston Chronicle
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Rocky weekend for Houston
  The Pirates might be the unluckiest team in C-USA.
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Dempsay lifts UH baseball to 10-4 win against UAB

Houston Wins Series Finale at UAB on Sunday
uhcougars.com

UAB baseball team makes strides in series vs. Houston, but falls short of sweep
Birmingham News

Eagles' long-ball trifecta salvages rare win over Wave
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

USM earns rare win at Tulane
Biloxi Sun Herald

Tulane topples Eagles
Hattiesburg American

From the Hattiesburg American
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Marshall offense turns tables in practice
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Milligan makes mark

Herd offense bounces back
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Central Florida back lets yards do talking
Ft Worth Star-Telegram

Throwing and waiting
Tulsa World