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Conference USA

May 25, 2008
Corpus Christi (Christian - US Observance)
National Missing Children's Day
National Tap Dance Day

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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A spare day in the Big Easy

BVL
: City of New Orleans Photo Gallery
-BVL: Updated C-USA Baseball Tournament Brackets

So you want to join the Big East?
New Bern Sun Journal

Garrard- No Worries
scout.com (05.23.08)

Local coaches have mixed feelings about spring football
  Lamar McClendon, a junior linebacker and strong safety from Seventy-First, just accepted a scholarship offer from East Carolina.
Fayetteville Observer

May 24, 2008
Brother’s Day
International Jazz Day
Julia Pierpont Day
Plant a Letterbox Day

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Another downer courtesy of Houston

-BVL Box Score
: Houston 2, East Carolina 1
BVL
: East Carolina vs. Houston Photo Gallery
BVL Post-game Audio: Godwin, Eldridge
-BVL: Updated C-USA Baseball Tournament Brackets

From ecupirates.com
-ECU Eliminated From C-USA Tournament

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Bools Claims Women's Amateur Championship

Houston bounces ECU from tournament
  The East Carolina Pirates were one hit away for most of the night Friday in New Orleans.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Baseball Advances at C-USA Championship with Win over No. 28 ECU
uhcougars.com

UH tops East Carolina to stay alive in C-USA tourney
Houston Chronicle

Houston edges East Carolina
Raleigh News and Observer

NCAA Regional Projections
Rivals.com

May 23, 2008
Declaration of the Bab (Baha'i)
Lag B'Omer (Jewish)
World Turtle Day

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Pirate rally sends Owls packing

-Bradsher
: The Bradsher Beat
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Pitching out of turn pays off for Hose

-BVL Box Score
: East Carolina 4, Rice 3
BVL
: East Carolina vs. Rice Photo Gallery
BVL Post-game Audio: Godwin, Kemp & Hose
-BVL
: Rain revamps tournament schedule
-BVL: Updated C-USA Baseball Tournament Brackets
Talk FM: TOT (Darlene Waddell, Phil Aschlager)

From ecupirates.com
-ECU Eliminates Rice In C-USA Tournament, 4-3

  Senior T.J. Hose pitched 4.1 innings of hitless ball in a relief appearance to spark No. 28 East Carolina (40-18) to a 4-3 win over No.5 and top-seeded Rice (42-13) in the 2008 Entergy Conference USA elimination game at Greer Field inside Turchin Stadium.
-Mack McCarthy's Letters of Marque Blog
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Three Pirates Earn Academic District Honors

Hose, ECU flush Rice out of C-USA tourney
Greenville Daily Reflector

Owls Fall To East Carolina 4-3 At 2008 Entergy C-USA Tournament
riceowls.com

Second loss bumps Rice from C-USA baseball tourney
  For the first time since the 1995 Southwest Conference tournament, Rice went 0-2 in a postseason conference tournament, falling to East Carolina 4-3
Houston Chronicle

Rice exits C-USA tourney early
ESPN

Pirates send Rice packing
  The Rice Owls expected more.
New Orleans Times Picayune

ECU stuns top-seeded Rice to stay alive
Washington Daily News

Pirates knock off Rice in C-USA tourney
New Bern Sun Journal

Pirates stun No. 5 Owls in C-USA
Raleigh News and Observer (AP)

South Carolina offers Heritage TE
  But South Carolina, UAB, East Carolina and Akron have offered in the past month because they like Jones’ size (6-foot-8, 250 pounds) and potential.
Atlanta Journal Constitution

May 22, 2008
Corpus Christi (Christian)
Lag B'Omer (begins at sundown - Jewish)
National Maritime Day

From Bonesville.net
-Batten: Football Recruiting Report
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Cumberland Co. pipeline still flowing
-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Worst case scenario at hand

-BVL Box Score
: Houston 5, East Carolina 4 (10)
-BVL: Updated C-USA Baseball Tournament Brackets
Talk FM: TOT

From ecupirates.com
-Pirate GameDay Central

  No. 5 seed East Carolina will face top-seed Rice in the first elmination game of the 2008 Entergy Conference USA Baseball Championships on Thursday morning, 10 a.m....
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Houston Tops Pirates In Extras, 5-4
  Zak Presley's RBI single to left-center with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th gave No. 4 seed Houston a 5-4 win over No. 4 East Carolina in game one of the 2008 Entergy Conference USA Tournament at Greer Field inside Turchin Stadium.

Baseball Rallies for Win in C-USA Championship Opener
uhcougars.com

Pirates drop C-USA opener in 10 innings
  ECU plays Rice today
Greenville Daily Reflector

Owls Fall To UAB 8-2 In First Game At 2008 Entergy C-USA Championship
  Rice Next Meets East Carolina In Thursday Elimination Game
riceowls.com

From the Houston Chronicle
-Presley propels UH baseball past ECU in C-USA tourney
  Presley's single in 10th propels Cougars to victory
-More on UH's win over East Carolina

Houston tops ECU in C-USA
Raleigh News and Observer (AP)

Seventy-First's McLendon commits to ECU
Fayetteville Observer

Expansion not the way to increase C-USA visibility
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Titans get to see Johnson against veterans today
Nashville City Paper

May 21, 2008
Gemini Begins
"I Need a Patch for That" Day
National Waitstaff Day
Turn Beauty Inside Out Day
Anniversary - American Red Cross

From Bonesville.net
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BVL: Pirates headline C-USA Awards
Talk FM: TOT (R. Perlstein, A. Foreman, G. Marino)

From ecupirates.com
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Corey Kemp Named Golden Spikes Semifinalist
-Live Online Video Streaming Available for C-USA Baseball Championship
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Seven Pirates Named All-Conference USA
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Volleyball Completes 2008 Signing Class

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Eyes on C-USA prize
  Pirates take on Houston today at C-USA tournament
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ECU dominates league awards

Always at Home: East Carolina baseball coach Billy Godwin knows how to put in a long day's work
Rocky Mount Telegram

Pirates begin quest for C-USA title
New Bern Sun Journal

Baseball Ready to Go at C-USA Championship
uhcougars.com

Seventy-First’s McLendon accepts offer from ECU
Fayetteville Observer

May 20, 2008
Eliza Doolittle Day
Weights and Measures Day
Anniversary - Charles Lindberg Solo Flight
Birthday - Cher (singer/actress)
Birthday - Dolly Madison (First Lady)
Birthday - Jimmy Stewart (actor)

From Bonesville.net
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Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Bucs brace for New Orleans gauntlet

Talk FM: Bailey Show (Gary Overton & Others)
Talk FM: TOT (Gary Overton, Beverly Reep)

From ecupirates.com
-Pirate GameDay Central

  No. 5 seed East Carolina will square off against No. 4 Houston in the first game of the 2008 Entergy Conference USA Baseball Championships Wednesday, May 21 at 10 am ET
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Kemp Named To C-USA All-Academic Team

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Kemp named to All-Academic Team
-Academics from 18 nations discuss global learning at ECU

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Fields transfers to UNC-Wilmington
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US Open berths don't come easily

College-Baseball Update
Winston Salem Journal

Three Strikes
Baseball America

Merrida, ECU ousted from playoffs
Daily Democrat

Richardson Named Drake Assistant
WTVW

May 19, 2008
Flower Moon
Anniversary - Boys' Clubs

C-USA Baseball Tournament Bracket
Bonesville.net

ECU-Houston To Play In C-USA Opener
ecupirates.com

C-USA- Could even bigger be better?
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

School hires ex-NFL player as coach
  Vinson Smith's local ties, expertise impress Statesville Christian
Charlotte Observer

Around Campus: Historian finds Wright photo
Columbia (SC) State

 

May 25, 2008

From the Greensboro News-Record
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SITTING PRETTY- College baseball on upswing in North Carolina
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College baseball capsules
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No. 1-seed Elon eliminates UNCG

Field of dreamers
collegebaseballinsider.com

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Pack rally comes up short
-Noles' rally a downer for Heels
-5-year plan has fans
   Big 12 Conference commissioner Dan Beebe is the latest high-ranking official to propose five seasons of eligibility with no redshirting for all college football players.
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Duke lacrosse denied title shot

From the Greenville (SC) News
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Clemson University wins, now hopes for NCAA baseball berth
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College of Charleston ends Furman University's baseball season

From the Charlotte Observer
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49ers off to NCAAs after 11th-inning win
-Racing on the edge of a bygone NASCAR era
-Recruits choosing college earlier

UNCW likely to receive at-large bid
Wilmington Star-News

From the Columbia (SC) State
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USC pays top dollar for top coaches
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Baseball- Tigers make closing argument

Sources- MEAC chooses Winston
Winston Salem Journal

May 24, 2008

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-NCAA silences baseball debate
  Since the 2003 season, rules have been in place to make aluminum bats more wood-like.
-Tar Heels blank Deacons
-Duke's focus is on lacrosse
  With rape case and scandal behind them, Blue Devils concentrate on winning first NCAA title.
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Canes pick has promise

Seahawks take an early seat
  UNCW spends idle weekend before NCAA bids announced Monday
Wilmington Star-News

From the Columbia (SC) State
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’Dores close on Gamecocks
  Vandy eliminates USC, which now waits word of its postseason destination
-Leggett keeps never-say-die attitude

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New coach still learning old lessons

From the Greenville (SC) News
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Vandy eliminates USC
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Paladins oust Mountaineers

From the Charlotte Observer
-Last year's 600 victory a distant memory for Mears
-Humpy-Bruton sagataking one last turn
-No date in sight for Ky. in '09
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49ers to face Xavier for title

May 23, 2008

From the Wilmington Star-News
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Blog: TOB Year Two- What To Expect
  He won't celebrate a title this coming season. There are too many questions throughout State's roster, especially at key positions like quarterback and linebacker.
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Tribe stays alive with upset of UNCW

NCAA lines up new rules for '08 football season
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Alexander, Ebanks decisions not related
  West Virginia University Athletic Director Ed Pastilong returned from this week's Big East meetings with big news.
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Notre Dame has been treated well during BCS era - College Football
ESPN

Aggies, Eagles will meet in Charlotte
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-In today's baseball, the pitch count counts
  Heels, Wolfpack protect pitchers
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Wolfpack shows no mercy to Tigers
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Hurricanes sign Reed

Baseball- USC pounds a policy
Columbia (SC) State

Local college roundup- U.Va. upends nation's No. 1 in baseball
Hampton Roads Daily Press

USC dismisses Gray from basketball team
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Charlotte Observer
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Charlotte pole streak intact for Kyle Busch, No. 18 team
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Smith's SMI to buy Kentucky Speedway

May 22, 2008

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Heels run out of miracles
  Virginia's 8-7 upset win in the ACC baseball tournament damages the Tar Heel's chances of defending its conference championship.
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Pack gives it away
  N.C. State gave up five runs in the eighth inning, and the infield committed three errors in the ninth as Georgia Tech came from behind for a 10-9 victory on Wednesday.
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Deacs drop opener in ACC baseball
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Kenan Stadium expansion clears hurdle

From the Charlotte Observer
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UNC-CH moves toward stadium expansion
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Humpy's out as rift simmers

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Gamecocks waste strong start, lose in heartbreaker
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Tigers outclassed by ’Canes freshman star left-hander

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Clemson University drops ACC Tournament opener
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LSU stuns University of South Carolina at SEC Tournament

Football revenue soars at Virginia Tech
Roanoke Times

Spurrier faces test vs. Pack
Durham Herald-Sun

May 21, 2008

Odom adjusting after South Carolina
sportingnews.com (AP)

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Underdog Tigers have work cut out
-Regions Park- House of horrors

Pack, Heels have real shot at title
Raleigh News and Observer

Recruiting- Richmond's Jackson picks Wake Forest
Fayetteville Observer

WVU-Maryland football series will be picked up in 2010
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

From the Charlotte Observer
-No luck in draw- Bobcats get 9th
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Checkered flag for 'Humpy'
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An NFL strike in 2011?

May 20, 2008

Edsall laments unbalanced league schedule
Connecticut Post

From the Wilmington Star-News
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Moss- Fields provides more options
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Seahawks seek crown jewel
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Q&A with UNCW assistant baseball coach Aaron Smith

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Thursday games handy, but not right
-Mount Olive claims regional crown

WVU-Pitt football gaining TV interest
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Culture of change for Devils
Durham Herald-Sun

Tech pulls scholarship from troubled recruit
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Greenville (SC) News
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Tigers hope to sway NCAA selection committee
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Starting linebacker Vincent out at Clemson

ODU equipment manager planning for football squad's needs
The Virginian Pilot

Strange road led Dunleavy to USC
Columbia (SC) State

May 19, 2008

UNCW coach, scouting cousin form bond over shared passion
Wilmington Star-News

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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All about baseball
  It's hard to find a job in baseball that Miles Wolff hasn't done. His resume includes general manager, play-by-play announcer and owner and publisher of Baseball America.
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Tar Heels earn third seed in ACC
  Wolfpack opens tournament vs. Jackets

Tigers face tough road to tourney
Columbia (SC) State

From the Charleston Post Courier
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Big names to roast Robinson
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Tigers boast two top safety commitments

Sources- Stewart, Dale Jr. partners?
Charlotte Observer

The NFL decides game over for Austin
Greensboro News-Record

FSU president- College football playoff inevitable
Greenville (SC) News (AP)

Q&A with Jim Zorn, Redskins coach
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Metallica awakens Hokies
  The Tennessee PA announcer mistakenly plays "Enter Sandman" during a Game 2 delay.
Roanoke Times

 

May 25, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Entergy Conference USA Baseball Championship Central
-Marshall Forces Another Elimination Game With 6-3 Win Over Southern Miss
-Houston Advances to C-USA Championshp Game With 3-1 Win Over UAB
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Houston Forces an Elimination Game With 10-5 Win Over UAB
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Houston Softball Falls To Louisiana-Lafayette, 4-0, In Super Regional Final

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH takes down UAB 3-1 to reach C-USA final
-UH women out of postseason after 4-0 super regional loss

From the Birmingham News
-Houston eliminates UAB's Conference USA baseball tournament title hopes
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Blazers in do-or-die situation after loss
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College baseball rosters affected by scholarship limits

Marshall one win away from C-USA baseball title game
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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Golden Eagle bats go silent
   It was up to the Southern Miss hitters to lead the way to the Conference USA championship game, but a poor effort at the plate has USM facing Marshall again today at 9 a.m. for another shot at the title game.
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Fedora favors games against MSU, Ole Miss
   Southern Miss football coach Larry Fedora believes there's no reason that his team can't meet Mississippi State or Ole Miss on the football field

Golden Eagles go to sudden death game
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Marshall recruiting starting to take shape
-Adam Yeager stealing C-USA tournament

Wave's wild ride comes to an end
New Orleans Times Picayune

Calipari's team gets jump on 2008-09 while soaking up culture in China
Memphis Commercial Appeal

UCF hoops recruit Williams Weathers signs
Orlando Sentinel

Tournament ends for Hurricane duo
Tulsa World

May 24, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Houston Downs ECU, 2-1 at C-USA Baseball Championship
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Houston Drops 6-4 Decision to Louisiana-Lafayette in Softball Super Regional

From the Birmingham News
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UAB continues amazing run by beating Houston in C-USA baseball
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Keedy sends changeup into the light pole
  UAB first baseman Ryan Keedy guessed wrong on the final pitch he saw in Friday's Conference USA Tournament game against Houston at Turchin Stadium in New Orleans.

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Keedy lifts UAB to upset of Houston
-Victory gives Wave reason to smile

Tulane ends UCF's up and down baseball season
Orlando Sentinel

Segedin lifts Tulane past Central Florida
Baton Rouge Advocate

Carson leads USM over Marshall in C-USA tourney
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Golden Eagles one step closer to championship
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Hattiesburg American
-'In the driver's seat'
  Southern Miss senior Drew Carson had one of those games where it seemed as if he could do no wrong.
-'UAB bucking low seeding in tourney

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd falls in C-USA Tourney
-Marshall Coaches Caravan hits the road

UH shockingly pushed to brink in loss to La.-Lafayette
Houston Chronicle

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers lose starting-QB candidate
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Anderson returning to U of M

Joyous occasion
  TU's doubles team advances to quarterfinals
Tulsa World

May 23, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Entergy Conference USA Baseball Championship Central
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Revised Schedule for C-USA Baseball Championship
-C-USA Baseball Game Five- East Carolina 4, Rice 3

Rain gives USM's Bowden extra day off
Jackson Clarion Ledger

Day of rain should help USM pitcher
Biloxi Sun Herald

Rain postpones Herd's C-USA baseball game
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Houston Chronicle
Blog: Rice Owls
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World Series spot on line in UH's first super regional (w/ video)

UCF gains 5th basketball recruit; deadline set for baseball hire
Orlando Sentinel

West coast to be left out again?
  Southern Mississippi (38-18, 27), East Carolina (39-17, 17) and Houston (34-21, 46) are confident of at-large bids.
Long Beach Press-Telegram

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Randy Moss' WVU jacket causes stir
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Marshall football making strides in classroom

Camping season arrives at Marshall
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Old Skelly- The way we were
  Chapman Stadium, where the University of Tulsa plays home football games, is getting a much-needed facelift, and media folks were invited Wednesday to tour the iron skeleton of what will soon be a new press box.
Tulsa World

Vaden to attend NBA camp; 7-footer Sarikopoulos leaves
Birmingham News

May 22, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-C-USA Baseball Game Four- Marshall 10, Tulane 5
-C-USA Baseball Game Three- Southern Miss 8, UCF 5
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C-USA Baseball Game Two- UAB 8, Rice 2
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C-USA Baseball Game One- Houston 5, East Carolina 4

UAB stuns top-seeded Rice in C-USA opener
Birmingham News

No. 5 Rice baseball shocked by UAB in C-USA tourney
Houston Chronicle

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
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Blazers' Roberson thwarts Rice
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Wave falls 10-5 in C-USA tourney opener

Relievers bail out scuffling Eagles
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Matesich, USM sink Knights
Biloxi Sun-Herald

From the Orlando Sentinel
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UCF baseball falls to Southern Miss at C-USA Tournament
-Former UCF coach Jay Bergman was a father figure to many players, but others aren't surprised by allegations of abuse
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UCF could lose some heralded recruits if ex-coach Jay Bergman's staff is fired

Spann will be out longer than expected
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the El Paso Times
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UTEP's Jackson staying for senior year
-10 years later, Miner linebacker gets degree
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UTEP earns annual diversity award

Preview 2008 - CFN Southern Miss Preview
College Football News

May 21, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Entergy Conference USA Baseball Championship Central
-C-USA Announces Baseball All-Conference Awards

C-USA looking to qualify five teams in NCAAs
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Birmingham News
-Facing the nation's third-best team an opportunity, but not an easy one, says UAB's head baseball coach
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All UAB teams to wear Nike

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH Blog:
Baseball in C-USA tourney
-Rice Blog:
C-USA tournament- Pre-tourney news & notes

Eagles face another test of resiliency
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

MU Press Box named for Ernie Salvatore
goherd.com

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Brown taking future in stride
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Herd faces Tulane in C-USA baseball tournament opener

Hardaway Miner assistant?
El Paso Times

May 20, 2008

Walls leaves Marshall
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Britten, Stone to join Barbee in China
El Paso Times

May 19, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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NCAA Softball- Houston Downs Washington to Advance to NCAA Super Regionals
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UCF Softball Ends Season With Loss to No. 1 Florida
-NCAA Men's Golf Regional Recap
-May 18 Baseball Players of the Week

From the Houston Chronicle
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UH tops Washington, advances to 1st super regional
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Cougars' super regional run meant to be

Ebanks commits to West Virginia instead of Memphis
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Clemson rallies to sweep UCF in baseball; C-USA tourney schedule set
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Waleszonia powers Florida past UCF into the NCAA Softball Super Regionals

Herd finishing ultimate road trip
  Marshall's homeless baseball season ends in New Orleans at Tulane's stadium, barring a championship run.
Charleston (WV) Gazette

The Proliferation Of Non-Saturday Games In College Football
Bleacher Report

Barbee to take players to China for three games
El Paso Times