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May 11, 2008
Eat What You Want Day
Mother's Day
Mother's Day at the Wall
Pentecost (Christian)
Whitsunday (Christian)

From ecupirates.com
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Tulane Finishes Sweep Of Pirates, 10-8
  Drew Allian broke an eight all tie in the top of the eighth inning with a two-run home run that gave No. 28 Tulane a 10-8 win over No. 21 East Carolina
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ECU Falls In Game One Of Doubleheader 10-8
  Rob Segedin drove in five runs while Seth Henry collected four hits as No. 28 Tulane took game one
-Lady's Golf Finishes 12th At East Regional

From Bonesville.net
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BVL Box Score (1): Tulane 10, East Carolina 8
-BVL Box Score (2)
: Tulane 10, East Carolina 8

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Green Wave douses ECU
  Tulane finishes off three-game sweep
-Pirates' Blair mulling transfer
-The sky's the limit

  Warm wishes at ECU graduation

Kendall's Quick Takes- Saturday
collegebaseball.rivals.com

Baseball Completes Sweep Of East Carolina With 10-8 Win
tulanegreenwave.com

Tulane wins pair vs. ECU
New Orleans Times Picayune

May 10, 2008
Astronomy Day
International Migratory Bird Day
Letter Carriers Food Drive / Stamp Out Hunger
Mother Ocean Day
National Babysitters Day
World Trade Day
World Lupus Day
Birthday - Fred Astaire (dancer)

From Bonesville.net
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BVL Box Score: Tulane 5, East Carolina 4
Talk FM: TOT (Denny O'Brien, J. Mavretic, B. Connor)

From ecupirates.com
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Pirate Rally Comes Up Short In Ninth, 5-4
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Pirate GameDay Central
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ECU In 11th After Two Rounds
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Pirates Eliminated In C-USA Semifinal
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ECU-Tulane To Play Two On Saturday

Baseball Opens C-USA Weekend At East Carolina With 5-4 Win
tulanegreenwave.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Green Wave grabs Game 1
  ECU's rally comes up short against Tulane
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ECU graduation boosts economy
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ECU's School of Engineering graduates first class today

Rally falls just short for Pirates
  Once they got Shooter Hunt out of the game, the No. 21 East Carolina Pirates had a chance.
Washington Daily News

Tulane repels late East Carolina rally
New Orleans Times Picayune (AP)

Tulane survives East Carolina rally, 5-4
Baton Rouge Advocate (AP)

C-USA softball: Cougars advance to final (w/ video)
Houston Chronicle

Around Campus: Living to learn
  Machete attack victim, a mother of three, claims her East Carolina degree
Raleigh News & Observer

May 9, 2008
Military Spouses Day

From Bonesville.net
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Gold: Nuggets of Gold
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Draft day larceny

Talk FM: TOT

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Outlast Marshall, Advance to Semifinal

-Pirate Baseball Gameday Central
-Pirates In 19th After Round One

  The No. 37 East Carolina women's golf team completed first round action at the 2008 NCAA Women's Golf East Regional at the University of Georgia Golf Course Thursday
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Men's Hoops Adds Chris Turner To The Roster
  Athletic guard is the second signee of the spring

A lot on the line for Tulane
  The college baseball postseason is still a couple of weeks away, but Tulane isn't content on waiting that long.
New Orleans Times Picayune

From CSTV.com
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Pirates Eliminate Herd From Conference USA Tournament, 7-2
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Tulane To Battle East Carolina Over Weekend In Greenville, NC

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-With schoolwork done, Hose focuses on Wave
-Pirates sign 6-5 guard

  Turner averaged 24 points per game last season
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ECU's Mendenhall renovations delayed
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ECU graduation events begin Friday
-Second pirate stolen, found

Pirates facing key series
Washington Daily News

Beyond numbers and into the unquantifiable
  Ron Kantowski offers a different take on Mike Hamrick, noting he doesn’t work well with others
Las Vegas Sun

May 8, 2008
Cranmere Day
No Socks Day
World Red Cross Day
Anniversary - V-E Day
Birthday - President Harry S. Truman (33rd President)
 

From Bonesville.net
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Myatt: View from the 'ville
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Just in time: some good hoops news

Talk FM: TOT (Jerry Meek)

From ecupirates.com
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ECU Student-Athletes Awarded Academic Medals
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Ten Newcomers To Join Swimming Team

ECU softball takes on Marshall in opener
Greenville Daily Reflector

Herd Set For First Round Game Against East Carolina at C-USA Softball Tournament
cstv.com

NOW COMES THE HARD PART
  David Garrard played his way into the elite-QB club last season. But can the NFL's newest $60 million man make Jacksonville care about the Jags?
ESPN The Magazine

Rivals Five- Weekend Series to Watch
rivals.com

Kemp catches fire with Pirates
  Sure, there can be some anonymity when you’re behind a mask. But every college baseball fan in the nation must know East Carolina catcher Corey Kemp by now.
Washington Daily News

Butler beats the odds - again
Salisbury Post

Ijames times four
  East Carolina watched the Hornets play against West Davidson, and interest in David and Robbie should increase this summer.
Salisbury Post

Around Campus: ECU faculty, students work to authenticate Wright brothers artifact
Outer Banks Sentinel

May 7, 2008
Great American Grump Out
National School Nurse Day
Birthday - Peter Tchaikovsky (composer)

From Bonesville.net
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Batten: Football Recruiting Report
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'09 recruiting starts with lithe lineman
Talk FM: TOT (Governor Mike Easley)

From ecupirates.com
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Pirate Duo On Roger Clemens Watch List
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Pirates Sign Georgia Prep Star Darrius Morrow
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Women's Basketball Adds Kelly Smith To Roster
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Softball Earns Fifth Seed At C-USA Tournament

From the Fayetteville Observer
-ECU begins restocking defense with lineman
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Pirates face academic sanctions

ECU among 26 teams on brink of postseason ban
Greenville Daily Reflector

area briefs
  Former Salisbury and East Carolina standout Matt Butler will sign a contract with the NFL's Detroit Lions.
Salisbury Post

Roster Moves- Pats Add Fifita, Release Two
  OT Josh Coffman and DL Carlos Feliciano were the two players waived.
scout.com

ASU Cheerleaders, Cougar Baseball and other college sports miscellany
  The East Carolina Pirates just pulled off a major recruiting coup by signing Darrius Morrow
Houston Chronicle

Titans’ Johnson just wants to go to Super Bowl
Nashville City Paper

May 6, 2008
North Carolina Primary Election
Childhood Depression Awareness Day
Joseph Brackett Day
National Teacher Day
No Diet Day
No Homework Day

From Bonesville.net
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Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Bucs reaching for postseason plums
Talk FM: Bailey (Russ Anderson, Malcolm Gray)
Talk FM: TOT (Brad Crone, Gene Arnold)

From ecupirates.com
-ECU Announces NCAA APR Results

  Eighteen of 19 Pirate Sports Programs Compliant With Current Guideline
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Pirates Make Debut In Coaches Poll
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Trio Win At Duke Twilight

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Andrews packs mighty punch
  Growing up in Greenville, Stacey Andrews always knew she'd end up at East Carolina University.Playing for the Pirates' softball team is just an added bonus.
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Georgia big man signs with Pirates
  East Carolina's need for an inside presence has been at least partially addressed with the signing of Darius Morrow.
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Ron Clark is an ECU Pirate at heart
  The signs are everywhere, from his East Carolina tie to the purple couch with a gold pillow outside his classroom. Ron Clark may have put down roots in Georgia, but he's still a Pirate at heart.
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'Captain Jack' returned to UBE

Pirates' APR below standard
  NCAA penalizes men's basketball team.
Raleigh News & Observer

Columbia's Morrow signs with E. Carolina
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Conference USA Notebook
  East Carolina receiver Reyn Willis is looking forward to re-starting his career in C-USA.
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Is Johnson the Titans’ backfield answer?
RealFootball365.com

Jaguars Pre-Camp Analysis- Quarterback
scout.com

In Area Sports
  The Wilmington Sharks signed East Carolina pitcher and former New Hanover High School standout Brad Mincey to the 2008 roster.
Wilmington Star-News

ECU Ranked In Three National Collegiate Baseball Polls
WITN TV

May 5, 2008
Cinco De Mayo

Pirates Dismiss UAB To End Regular Season
ecupirates.com

ECU anticipates more than 3000 graduates
Greenville Daily Reflector

Morrow Headed To C-USA
  One time SEC signee headed to Greenville
scout.com

Nashville- Titans rookies have a nice beat
Chattanooga Times Free Press

Honor Roll: Former Post 82 players make big contributions for college teams
  Jamie Ray: The senior outfielder has helped East Carolina compile a nine-game winning streak at present
Shelby Star

Southern Cal lures USC, Clemson prospect
  Cavalier running back Alexander Greene (5-8 175) is drawing interest from Vanderbilt, East Carolina, Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Furman and Wofford
Columbia (SC) The State

 

May 11, 2008

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Duke's plan to fix football calls for 'changing the culture'
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Pack earns split with Terrapins

Looking ahead to football in 2008
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Charlotte Observer
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Boo who? Busch battles back for the Darlington win
  Trouble in pits, NASCAR penalty not enough to deny determined driver
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ACC coaches irked at low NCAA bids
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Bruton Smith's $80 million incentive

Playoff debate with Tranghese
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Third round under way at Kingsmill
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Seahawks tie CAA record for wins
Wilmington Star-News

May 10, 2008

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Fans past the end

  Undying support? It's no idle phrase for some who see death as no deterrent
-No requests at Triangle schools

  Cheer for years, then have your ashes scattered on the field of your favorite sports site.
-Tar Heels roll over Cavaliers

From the Houston Chronicle
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Colleges- Florida DB kicked out of program
  Safety accused of using credit card of deceased student
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QB Nichol to transfer from Oklahoma

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Stewart survives first Darlington win
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Hogs slam door on Gamecocks
  Gamecocks lose on pinch grand slam in ninth
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Staley a name brand for USC
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Fate, Spurrier brings Staley to USC
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Baseball- Tech’s Duncan baffles Tigers

UNCW thumps James Madison 11-6
Wilmington Star-News

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
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Second-round under way at Kingsmill
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HU gets another football transfer
  Former Virginia linebacker J'Courtney Williams is the Pirates' latest high-profile transfer.

May 9, 2008

2008 West Virginia Mountaineer Preview
College Football News

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Bob Huggins taken to hospital in Charlotte

  Athletic Director Ed Pastilong said it's for "precautionary reasons" after coach bumped his head
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Pastilong deposition a long and windy road
  Team Rodriguez lawyer puts forth bizarre premises

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Huggins fine after misstep at airport
-White ready for transition to modified offense
-Plans for WVU hoops practice facility unveiled

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-ACC will discuss 9-game football plan
-Canes' owner, coach to talk
-Coaches turn staffs stingy
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Holliday's approach has Wolfpack keeping earned runs off board

From the Charlotte Observer
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NCAA errs in focus on graduation rates
-Judge- Vick must repay $2.4 million
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Bickerstaff will only be appreciated in absence

Clemson, Furman open important conference baseball road series
Greenville (SC) News

LPGA Michelob Ultra Open underway
Hampton Roads Daily Press

May 8, 2008

From the Wilmington Star-News
-Heroes abound for UNCW in home thriller

  Jes Snyder generated enough offense for UNC-Wilmington to beat N.C. State 3-2 in 11 innings in a well-played college baseball game at Brooks Field.
-Blog: UNCW beats ranked Wolfpack
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Postseason trip should not be far for UNCW
  Six teams from the state could qualify for postseason

From athlonsports.com
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Preseason No. 21: Virginia Tech
  There's a quarterback battle going on in Blacksburg, but whatever the outcome, the Hokies should still reign atop the ACC's Coastal division behind another stout defense
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Preseason No. 24: Wake Forest

Tigers rip Furman at Fluor Field
Anderson Independent

NASCAR teams feeling the pinch of high gas prices
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Mount Olive team ranked No. 1
  The college's first No. 1 national ranking in any sport has the town buzzing.
-Falcons greet coach
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Tar Heels take 40th victory
  Baseball team needs just 48 games to reach milestone.

From the Columbia (SC) State
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USC snags star in Dawn Staley
  South Carolina is shelling out big money to land one of the biggest names in women’s basketball.
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USC powers to win after quick start
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Change with history in mind
  When the NASCAR crowd comes to Darlington Raceway this weekend, it will be more of the same-ol’, same-ol’.

Alabama State to answer NCAA charges by June 27
  NCAA accuses school of 668 rules violations
Birmingham News

MEAC to visit Joel again
  Officials seeking host site for their basketball tourney
Winston Salem Journal

May 7, 2008

UNCG to lose two scholarships after failing to meet academic standards
Greensboro News-Record

NCAA reform data impacts slightly on region's teams
Hampton Roads Daily Mail

USC avoids APR penalties through waiver
Greenville (SC) News

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Downey regrets bad publicity
  Friend says guard was surprised by arrest, thought incident was in past
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Analysis- APR fails to back up tough rhetoric

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Duke makes James hiring official
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Coach K rewards loyalty

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Yaz, Feller linked by historic jersey
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NCAA sees improvements in academics

The real deal with Friday night games
wral.com

Wolfpack's visit start of key stretch for UNCW
Wilmington Star-News

Admirable Moves- Panthers deserve praise for taking bold steps to energize team, fan base
Winston Salem Journal

WVU, Big East quietly secure millions
Charleston (WV) Gazette

May 6, 2008

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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South Carolina basketball player arrested
  Downey charged with assault.
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Overdose killed pitcher
  A Georgia Tech pitcher died last month from an accidental drug overdose, the medical examiner's office said Monday, but it has not been determined if heroin was involved.

From the Anderson Independent
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Clemson season on the brink
  Eight teams qualify for the ACC Tournament May 21-25 in Jacksonville, and unless the Tigers pull out a win or two in the final league series at Georgia Tech this weekend, they could be watching from the Upstate.
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With such a long wait, we can only nit-pick at college football

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Right place but at the wrong time
  The landscape of college football right now is somewhere between fair and unfair. The report that the NCAA Postseason Football Licensing Subcommittee has approved a 33rd and 34th postseason bowl game for the 2008 season made me think about two deserving Duke teams that obviously played at the wrong time.
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Source- James to be named Duke assistant

Hill Joins Jackets Staff
  Hill's coaching resume' includes a stint as the interim head women's basketball coach at East Carolina University during the 2001-02 season.
3wmaz

NSSA- Carr is NC Sportswriter of Year
  When Arminius Johnson Carr, Jr. walked into the Raleigh News & Observer newsroom some 42 years ago, nobody knew who he was.
Salisbury Post

May 5, 2008

Kim cruises to victory at Wachovia Championship
Charlotte Observer

Texas DB Loston commits to Clemson
Charleston Post Courier

Huggins’ lifetime contract a shocking surprise
Beckley Register-Herald

FSU’s bats pick apart Clemson
Columbia (SC) The State

Seahawks polish off Patriots to take series
Wilmington Star-News

WACKY- Finish of Richmond race one for the ages
Winston Salem Journal

 

May 11, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-UCF Upsets Houston to Win 2008 C-USA Softball Title
-Seven C-USA Softball Players Named Academic All-District
-Houston Drops Middle Game of Series at No. 5 Rice on Saturday
-No. 30 Southern Miss Rides Fast Start to 12-6 Win over Memphis
-Marshall Sweeps Past Delaware State In Saturday Doubleheader
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Blazer Offense Shut Down In 6-1 Loss At UCF

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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Eagles bats stay red hot, carry load
-USM running back's case remains under investigation

Southern Miss piling on runs in series
  It wasn't as impressive as the opener, but Southern Miss clinched a crucial Conference USA series with a 12-6 Senior Day win Saturday before a Pete Taylor Park crowd of 3,305.
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Eagles whip Memphis again, 12-6
Hattiesburg American

From the Houston Chronicle
-Buenger inspires Owls to late rally
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No. 9 UH softball upset by UCF, 4-2
  Two-run homer by Knights' Lane clinches tourney
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College recruiting made easier via web cams

Cal's Tigers quietly make the grade
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Lara leads UCF
Orlando Sentinel

May 10, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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C-USA Softball Semifinal Two- Houston 5, East Carolina 1
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No. 2 UCF Softball Battles No. 1 Houston in C-USA Championship Finale
-Houston Drops Series Opener at No. 5 Rice on Friday
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No. 30 Southern Miss Hammers Memphis, 21-3
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UAB Lets Big Lead Slip In Extra Inning Loss At UCF

Central Florida football player Johnell Neal injured in Baton Rouge shooting
Orlando Sentinel

USM batters Memphis 21-3
Hattiesburg American

Southern Miss dishes up 21 runs
Biloxi Sun-Herald

College baseball state roundup- USM rolls; MSU falls; JSU splits
  The win, combined with losses by East Carolina and Houston, put USM (35-15, 12-7 C-USA) in sole possession of third place in the league
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

SMU basketball signee asks for his release
Dallas Morning News

From the Houston Chronicle
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On graduation day, Rice Owls are big winners
UH errors help Owls zoom past Cougars 13-6 (w/ video)
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Klein Collins' Bawji signs with Tulsa

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Florida’s Jonathan Mitchell visits Marshall campus
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Over 70 athletes graduate from MU

Forward looking: Ebanks makes U of M last stop on his tour of colleges
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Graham building it with success
Tulsa World

May 9, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-Conference USA Softball Championship Central
-C-USA Softball Game Five- East Carolina 7, Marshall 2

USM has plenty on line against Memphis
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Golden Eagles' models of consistency
Hattiesburg American

Starting pitchers challenged
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Houston Chronicle
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UH, Rice to feature solid shortstops at Silver Glove Series
-UH powers up, opens C-USA softball tourney with win
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UH gives Shamblin plenty of runs in tourney win

MU ready to play at Kennedy Center
  Weather permitting, Marshall will play its inaugural baseball game today at the YMCA Kennedy Center
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Pastner accepts offer to join Tigers' basketball staff
Memphis Commercial Appeal

UCF coaches' tour through Florida eyes increased fan support
Orlando Sentinel

May 8, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-Conference USA Softball Championship Central
-Online Video Streaming Available for C-USA Softball Championship
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Conference USA Announces Softball All-Conference Awards
-Three C-USA Football Players Named to Rimington Trophy Watch List
-Garrett Pitches Tulane Past Southern University, 10-3
-Owls Clip Oklahoma State 4-2 Wednesday Night At Reckling Park

Green Wave's Garrett in complete control against Southern
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Thundering Herd seniors seek C-USA softball crown
  Tournament play begins today at 9 pm against East Carolina
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It's time to renew MU, WVU baseball rivalry
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Herd baseball falls to Ohio State, 8-1

UAB has plan in place to improve student-athlete performance in the classroom
Birmingham News

Father Conway no longer team chaplain at Southern Miss
Hattiesburg American

Longhorns reserve QB heads to TU
Tulsa World

From the Houston Chronicle
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UH's Holas builds softball team into national power
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COLLEGE BASEBALL- Rice's pitching too much for OSU

From the El Paso Times
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UTEP Miners Running back Williams likely out for season
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Arizona State transfer picks UTEP

Council approves work at Liberty Bowl stadium
Memphis Commercial Appeal

May 7, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Baseball Notebook
  Teams Jockey For Position with Two Conference Weekends Remaining
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Softball Notebook
  No. 1 Seed Houston Will Host the C-USA Championship May 8-10
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Cougar's Baseball Game vs. Lamar on Tuesday Cancelled
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Marshall Set For Midweek Tilt At Ohio State
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Vanderbilt Three-Hits Memphis in 8-0 Rout
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Rice Tops Texas State 9-1 Tuesday Night At Reckling Park
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Southern Miss Baseball's James Ewing Named to the National Team of the Week
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Keedy Closes In On Doubles Record In Blazers Loss
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Richardson's Four RBI Provide UCF with 9-5 Win at USF

From the College Football News
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Preview 2008 - CFN's Tulsa Preview
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Preview 2008 - UAB Blazer Preview

Oregon point guard signs with SMU men's team
Dallas Morning News

USM academic report mixed
Hattiesburg American

USM's APR high in most sports; basketball lags
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Herd excels in the classroom
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Herd baseball team faces Buckeyes

State Representatives honor Tiger basketball team
Memphis Commercial Appeal

UCF baseball triumphs over USF
Orlando Sentinel

From El Paso Times
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Miners' plan made up for scholarship
  More than a year before the 2008 Academic Progress Report came out Tuesday, the UTEP men's basketball program knew bad news was on the way, the inevitable result of five players transfering after a coaching change.
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ASU's Christian Polk transferring to UTEP basketball team

May 6, 2008

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Despite turnover on sidelines and field, C-USA football figures to remain a wild ride
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Phil Stukenborg's post-spring rankings
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C-USA Football in the cross hairs

'Surprised' Knights dedicate rest of season to fired coach
Orlando Sentinel

Smith puts best foot forward
  Lions rookie running back follows Sanders example
Orlando Sentinel

Fedora staying busy in new job
Mobile Press Register

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Ratanamorn kicks his way on to Herd roster
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Forecast calls for 'Thunder' at Reds' ballpark
  Marshall and the Cincinnati Reds are teaming up for the Great American Thunderfest.
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Conference USA still is putting the finishing touches on its reconfigured bowl lineup.

Marshall begins '08 Coaches Tour in Bluefield
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Cancer claims one of Hurricane's most devoted fans
Tulsa World

May 5, 2008

2008 C-USA Softball Championship Pairings Set
  No. 4 Marshall will face No. 5 East Carolina. The Pirates are one of four C-USA team that surpassed the 30-win plateau this season and have the third-most overall wins with 35.
conferenecusa.com

Southern Miss blanks Herd in baseball, 5-0
Huntington Herald Dispatch

USM gets ace back, shuts out Marshall
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Houston Chronicle
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UH's postseason hopes get boost with win over Memphis
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Baseball, softball pick up weekend sweeps.

Wild pitches and errors add up to Tiger defeat
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Bad start dooms Wave in loss
New Orleans Times Picayune

After good year of ticket sales, now what?
  After giving up three runs and eight hits combined in two victories against Central Florida, Tulane's pitching had no answer for Central Florida's offense in the first two innings of Sunday's Conference USA series finale at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium.
Charleston (WV) Gazette