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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

June 1, 2008
Anne Hutchinson Memorial Day
Children's Awareness Memorial Day
National Cancer Survivors Day
Birthday - Marilyn Monroe (actress)
Anniversary - CNN
Anniversary - Heimlich Maneuver
Admission Day (Kentucky)
Admission Day (Tennessee)

From Bonesville.net
-BVL Box Score: East Carolina 9, Columbia 0
-BVL
: Updated NCAA Conway Regional Brackets

From ecupirates.com
-Hose Tosses Complete Game Shutout Against Columbia
-Pirate GameDay Central

Hose throws a complete-game gem to keep ECU alive
   The East Carolina senior was solid on the mound, pitching a complete-game shutout in a 9-0 win over the Columbia Lions in Saturday’s NCAA Conway Regional
Washington Daily News

From the Myrtle Beach Star-News
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Pirates come out swinging against Lions after losing big in opener
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ECU stays alive in NCAA regional
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Touch 'Em All Sights and sounds from the Conway Regional

ECU, Hose blast Columbia
Greenville Daily Reflector

Ray comes up big for ECU in playoff win
Shelby Star

Baseball Falls to East Carolina 9-0
Columbia University Athletics

Breakthrough Season Is Over for Columbia
New York Times

Home runs help ECU remain alive
Fayetteville Observer (AP)

Seven-run eighth inning dooms baseball team at NCAA Regional
Tuscaloosa News

From the Huntsville Times
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Bama has no wiggle room left after loss
   Alabama must defeat East Carolina today at noon (CT), then knock off the Chants tonight and Monday to win the regional.
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Alabama still has big pop
   Tide have hit nine home runs in their two NCAA games

Chanticleers rally to force Crimson Tide to brink
Mobile Register

NCAA BASEBALL REGIONAL- Tide falters late
   Alabama (35-27) will face East Carolina at 1 pm today at in an elimination-round game
Montgomery Advertiser

Coastal Carolina explodes for 7 runs in eighth as Alabama baseball team loses 13-10
Birmingham News

May 31, 2008
What You Think Upon Grows Day
World No Tobacco Day
Anniversary - Copyright Law
Birthday - Walt Whitman (poet)

From Bonesville.net
-BVL Box Score: Alabama 16, East Carolina 3
Talk FM: TOT (Mike Steele, R. Vincent, G. Cleveland)

From ecupirates.com
-Bama Rolls Past Pirates, 16-3
   ECU To Play Columbia In Elimination Game
-Pirate GameDay Central
   No. 2 seed East Carolina (40-20) will play No. 4 Columbia (22-29) in the elimination game at the Conway Regional Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.
-Virginia Tech-ECU Kickoff Set For Noon

Alabama bullies ECU
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates rolled over by Tide
   It certainly was no day at the beach for East Carolina.
Washington Daily News

Alabama pitching turns the tide in home run derby
   As expected from two power-hitting clubs, Alabama and East Carolina bashed home runs out of Watson Stadium in almost every direction Friday. The problem for the Pirates was their inability to hit the ball anywhere else.
Myrtle Beach Sun-News

Tide's homers swamp Pirates
   Through a season without national acclaim or distinction, Alabama hasn't earned many believers around college baseball.
Mobile Press Register

Bentley among UA's parade of homers
The Huntsville Times

Baseball team blasts East Carolina, 16-3, at NCAA Regional
tidesports.com

Tide hits 5 HRs for easy win
Montgomery Advertiser

Tide Baseball Opens NCAA With Big Win
BamaMag.com

From the Birmingham News
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Did somebody say offense- Alabama did...
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Alabama faces Coastal Carolina at 6 pm today

Eagles acquire senior transfer
   Lambuth announced on Friday the signing of Tom Hammonds, a stand out player from the University of North Florida and East Carolina
Jackson (TN) Sun

May 30, 2008
Hug Your Cats Day
Loomis Day
Memorial Day (Traditional)
Saint Joan of Arc Feast Day
Anniversary - First American Daily Newspaper Published
Anniversary - Lincoln Memorial

From Bonesville.net
-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
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'Diamond Dance' by the numbers

Talk FM: TOT (Congressman Walter Jones)

From ecupirates.com
-Seth Maness Named Third-Team All-American
-Pirate GameDay Central
   No. 2 seed East Carolina (40-19) will square off against No. 3 seed Alabama (34-26) Friday night at the Conway Regional in Conway, S.C.

From goccusports.com
-Conway Regional Gameday Central
Pre-Tournament Press Conference Audio from the 2008 NCAA Baseball Conway Regional

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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ECU begins hunt for Omaha today
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All-American honors go to Maness, White
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Lou Holtz offers wisdom at graduation

Pirates gear up for regional play
Washington Daily News

Pirates Turn To Maness
Southern Pines Pilot

Maness Honored as Pirates Get Set For Regionals
wnct.com

A Preview of The 2008 College World Series- Part 1
   The #2 seed is East Carolina, arguably one of the weakest #2 seeds in recent memory. Yes the Pirates finished 40-19, but they were the 5th best team in C-USA
Bleacher Report

From the Myrtle Beach Sun News
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Conway Regional notes- Pirates and Chants know each other well
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Players to watch Key faces to look for at this weekend's Conway Regional

Baseball at the Beach; Crimson Tide Arrives at Conway Regional
rolltide.com

Tide Baseball Begins NCAA Play Friday
BamaMag.com

Tide confident at baseball regional
   "A regular person looking at that on paper and sees Alabama, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina and Columbia is like, 'Well, Alabama is going to come out of that,'" catcher Alex Avila said
Mobile Press-Register

Alabama's got the power with Avila
Montgomery Advertiser

Hyatt earns start for baseball team in NCAA Regional
Tuscaloosa News

Hyatt, once redshirted, now red hot
Birmingham News

Ex-star player Roberts named new EKU coach
   Chrissy Roberts spent the past six seasons as an assistant at East Carolina.
Louisville Courier-Journal

Riders' Crandell a real Chestnut
Saskatoon (Canada) StarPhoenix

May 29, 2008
Ascension of the Baha'u'llah (Baha'i)
UN International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
Birthday - President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (35th President)
Birthday - Patrick Henry (US Patriot)

From Bonesville.net
-Myatt: View from the 'ville
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McCarthy thinking long-term fixes

– Bucs' bats need to get busy
Talk FM: TOT (Skip Holtz; Genius Quiz)

Mack McCarthy's Letters of Marque Blog Week 2
ecupirates.com

Next stop- Conway
   ECU heads to Palmetto State
Greenville Daily Reflector

Whitehead excited about first NCAA regional
Washington Daily News

Regional Insider- Conway Regional
Rivals.com

From rolltide.com
-Conway Regional Scouting Report
-Crimson Tide Opens NCAA Regional Play against East Carolina

Tide hits the road for NCAA Regional
tidesports.com

Alabama powerful- Tide turns aggressive at the plate
Birmingham News

Typing on the NCAA regional
Huntsville Times

Roberts to be named new EKU women's coach
   The school is expected to officially announce the hiring of the East Carolina assistant coach on Thursday.
Richmond (KY) Register

On Football- Wolves' Pinkney settling in
   Manchester Wolves quarterback James Pinkney had very little time to learn the arena football game before he was suddenly starting in one. But four games into Pinkney's stint as a starter, the results have been impressive.
New Hampshire Union Leader

May 28, 2008
National Senior Health and Fitness Day
Slugs Return from Capistrano Day
Anniversary - Amnesty International

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: Conway NCAA Regional Brackets
Talk FM: TOT (Denny O'Brien & other guests)

Pirates will face Alabama in first regional game
Washington Daily News

From the Birmingham News
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Bama bullpen learned lesson from LSU loss- We do our jobs, it's tough to beat us.'
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Miers Quigley- "It feels about 100 percent now."
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What the heck is a Chanticleer?

Recruiting- NC State shoring up defense for 2009 Sammy Batten
   Duke and East Carolina have now entered the fray for East Forsyth High quarterback Danny O’Brien.
Fayetteville Observer

May 27, 2008
Anniversary - Cellophane Tape
Birthday - Vincent Price (actor)
Birthday - Wild Bill Hickock (frontiersman)

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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ECU aims to loosen up at the beach

BVL
: NCAA Selection Day Photo Gallery
BVL Audio: Godwin, Kemp, Eldridge on Regionals
-BVL
: C-USA corrals five regional spots

Pirate Baseball Headed To Conway Regional
   The East Carolina baseball team will make its 23rd NCAA Regional appearance and ninth in the last 10 years after earning a No. 2 seed at the Conway Regional in this year's NCAA Baseball Championships.
ecupirates.com

ECU players excited about postseason
Washington Daily News

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates headed to Myrtle Beach
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Blair confirms transfer decision
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ECU steadily moving toward $200M goal

ECU to play Crimson Tide in NCAA Regionals
New Bern Sun-Journal

ECU seeded No. 2 in Conway Regional
Raleigh News and Observer

Tide sizes up unfamiliar field of teams
Montgomery Advertiser

From the Mobile Press Register
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Alabama returns to NCAA field
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Good NCAA spot for Alabama in Coastal Carolina's region

From the Huntsville Times
-Bentley, Bama head to NCAAs
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Hyatt to pitch first game of regional

Baseball team travels to South Carolina for regional tournament
Tuscaloosa News

Alabama returning to postseason play after one-year hiatus
Birmingham News

Former ECU Opponent: Wolverines will host a regional, but still feel snubbed
Michigan Daily

May 26, 2008
Feast of Saint Augustine of Canterbury
Memorial Day (Observed)
Prayer For Peace, Memorial Day
Birthday - Sally Ride (astronaut)
Birthday - John Wayne (actor)

From Bonesville.net
-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 345
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A little Hootie for the soul helps

-BVL: Scoreboard: Cougars Capture C-USA Title

Projected Field Of 64
Baseball America

Pirate History (non-ECU): Rewriting the legend of Blackbeard
Hampton Roads Daily Press

 

June 1, 2008

From the Myrtle Beach Sun-News
-Coastal rolls Tide
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Columbia program makes long strides in short stay
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In their cleats- Changes coaches say would improve college game

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Pack plays complete game
   The top-seeded Wolfpack fought past the Gamecocks 5-4 in the NCAA Raleigh Regional at Doak Field in what both coaches -- State's Elliott Avent and South Carolina's Ray Tanner -- called, simply put, a great college baseball game.
-James Madison eliminates Charlotte

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UNC-CH ace finds his form

-White takes reins
   Brodhead calls former Notre Dame athletic director 'the best fit for Duke.'.
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White's hire adds up for Duke

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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This time around, Duke gets the right guy at the right time
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White goes distance as UNC-CH pulls within one win of advancing

Day late, a run short
   Gamecocks must win three in a row to claim regional
Columbia (SC) State

From the Greenville (SC) News
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N.C. State pushes University of South Carolina to brink
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Season's first game vital for Bowden, Saban

Tough, but not enough
   Hatcher's complete game trumped
Wilmington Star-News

Charlotte pitchers squander 8-run lead
Charlotte Observer

Checking in on the NCAA Tournament after two days
Baseball Toaster

U.Va., JMU stay alive
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Commentary- Give college baseball a chance
Richmond County Daily Journal

Mount Olive College wins Division II National Championship
Washington Daily News

Preps: Rampants make it six titles for 'RV
Greenville Daily Reflector

Look north and you’ll see that football season is here
Anderson Independent

May 31, 2008

3 NC teams drop into losers' brackets
Fayetteville Observer (AP)

From the Myrtle Beach Sun-News
-Chants shake nerves, win big
-McCully's success helps CCU's pitching situation
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Touch 'Em All Sights and sounds from the Conway Regional

Columbia Takes an Early Lead, but Loses Its NCAA Opener
   Columbia (22-29) fell into the losers’ bracket and will face East Carolina, a 16-3 loser to Alabama, at 1 pm Saturday.
New York Times

Coastal Carolina beats Columbia in NCAA regional
Orangeburg Times Democrat

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Coastal Carolina crushes Columbia
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Gamecocks blast off

Charlotte loses the arms race vs. USC
Charlotte Observer

USC comes out swinging against 49ers
Greenville (SC) News

Gamecocks win Raleigh Regional opener 15-8 against Charlotte
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

SEC ADs, presidents vote down early signing period for football
Birmingham News

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Agent's deposition tells of shopping Rodriguez around
-Rodriguez lawyer says WVU needs an open mind
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Mediation not expected to solve dispute

White likely is Duke's new AD
   Duke is poised to name Notre Dame athletics director Kevin White to its vacant AD post, possibly today, a source close to the situation confirmed Friday night.
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Wolfpack puts down Dukes
-Tar Heels survive bullpen meltdown
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White may be Duke's new AD
   Sources say Notre Dame's Kevin White is expected to replace Joe Alleva.
-Former East Wake star cleans up for UNCW
-Gamecocks start strong vs. 49ers
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Mount Olive plays for title today

UNCW wins NCAA opener 5-2
Wilmington Star-News

May 30, 2008

From the Myrtle Beach Star-News
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No guarantees at home, but don't tell the Chants
   Coastal shells out big bucks for on-campus, but many teams don’t get payoff they want
-Striking behavior
   How Bobby Gagg became the most efficient pitcher in college baseball

Ping! 6 NC-based teams ready for regionals
   East Carolina's pursuit of a trip to Omaha leads out of state. The Pirates play Alabama in the regional in Conway, SC, hosted by Coastal Carolina.
Fayetteville Observer (AP)

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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North Carolina baseball a diamond in the rough
-Play ball, Triangle
-Pack, Heels get fresh starts
-Wolfpack set to host NCAA regional
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Tar Heels take aim on CWS triple
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Blue Devils cited for underage drinking

Seahawks, Phoenix ready for tough task
Durham Herald-Sun

Scalf's long contract helping program
Wilmington Star-News

From the Charlotte Observer
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College Baseball Digest
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Infielder, 49ers prove to be a perfect match

HPU's Keilitz sees NCAA Tournament in Panthers' baseball future
High Point Enterprise

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Ray Tanner's homecoming- Concrete progress
   The ramshackle facility that once drove Tanner out of Raleigh prepares for its NCAA debut and the USC coach’s return
-TV leaves USC fans in the dark for regionals
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Charlotte batters catch deja new

Gamecocks taking attitude on road
Greenville (SC) News

Where there's Smoak, there's USC's fire
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

SEC TV network discussed at Destin
Birmingham News

Slive open to talking with GMAC Bowl
Mobile Press-Register

Sports Briefs- Wellman named AD of the year by 'Street & Smith's'
Winston Salem Journal

Five questions to tide you over for football season
Anderson Independent

May 29, 2008

A&T football player dies in spring heat
Greensboro News-Record

From the Myrtle Beach Sun News
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Chants thrive on versatility
   CCU success derives from hitting prowess
-Detour back to Conway right road
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USC has sights set on Omaha

Baseball- Too quiet for Tanner’s taste
Columbia (SC) State

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Triangle fuels UNCW
-Heels benefit from Flack coming back
-Wolfpack won't have Gillheeney for NCAA
-Pack trying to match '68 team
-Lowe, O'Brien sing upbeat tunes

Tar Heels set sights on return to Omaha
Winston Salem Journal

West Virginia Preview
Athlon Sports

From the Anderson Independent
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Bowden, Purnell finalize lucrative contract extensions
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Favoritism or not, decision to give SEC teams a chance was the right one

SEC coaches want early football signing day
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Virginian Pilot
-Old Dominion's Foreman Field renovation ahead of schedule, construction company says
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Conference USA Freshman of the Year transfers to Lady Monarchs

From the Charlotte Observer
-Summer school's about to convene for Carolina Panthers
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Ex-Panther sentenced
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Hanners, Bobcats' Brown reunite

May 28, 2008

From the Myrtle Beach Sun News
-CCU crews scurrying to enhance facilities
   Seats are still available in the third and first-base side bleacher sections. Single game ticket sales start Thursday.
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NCAA baseball in the Carolinas

Coastal readies Watson Stadium for Regional
South Carolina Now

NCAA clueless with its pairings
Long Beach (CA) Press-Telegram

This should be the year for the ACC at the CWS
Wilmington Star-News

From the Greensboro News-Record
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SportsExtra- A look at the NCAA draw for NC's baseball teams
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WFU sports admissions status quo

USC's Tanner braces to meet former team
Greenville (SC) News

49ers fueled by NCAA experience
Charlotte Observer

Morris- Focus on Omaha, worry about replacements next year
Columbia (SC) State

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Foschi sticks with his N.C. State family
-Wake Forest athletes still must take SAT or ACT
-MEAC staying in N.C.
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UNC-CH fires Haus from lacrosse post

UNCW finds a radio home for baseball tournament
Wilmington Star-News

Hokies earn Softball World Series berth
Roanoke Times

Erskine College tries to gauge interest in restarting football program
Anderson Independent

Cavaliers win the Battle for Phoebus defender
Charlottesville Daily Progress

From the Virginian Pilot
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Old Dominion and Norfolk State talk football series
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Sports center a testament to ODU's ambitions
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Virginia Tech peace center to be led by a professor whose wife was killed

Mike Jarvis returns to college coaching at Fla. Atlantic
Houston Chronicle

May 27, 2008

CCU baseball- 'Prayers' answered
   Chants get favorable draw, avoid Gamecocks, ready to use home field
Myrtle Beach Sun News

Coastal Carolina stays home, SCarolina on road for NCAAs
Orangeburg Times Democrat

Coastal relishes regional
   Host school for the second year in a row, mild regional is cause for cheers
Columbia (SC) State

From the Greenville (SC) News
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Coastal Carolina stays home for NCAAs
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Gamecocks get ninth straight baseball regional bid

From the Charlotte Observer
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49ers get another shot at Gamecocks in NCAA baseball tournament
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Niners will face familiar teams

Six NC teams earn NCAA baseball berths
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Businesslike Heels say they're ready to get to work
-Cary Regional
-Home is sweet for the Pack
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Raleigh Regional
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Title games get new venue

From the Wilmington Star-News
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Seahawks head up I-40 for NCAA baseball
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Six North Carolina-based baseball teams are in the field of 64

College baseball- Elon to open against UNCW
Greensboro News-Record

Elon learns of seeding for college baseball tourney
Burlington Times-News

Leggett, Tigers lick wounds after 21-year NCAA Tournament streak ends
Anderson Independent

Gray Headed To Coastal
   Former USC forward 6-7 Chad Gray will transfer to Coastal Carolina to continue his basketball career according to a source familiar with his plans.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Stewart thinks new rule 'stinks'
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

May 26, 2008

Chants to host NCAA regional
   On-field performance outweighed questions about CCU's facility
Myrtle Beach Sun News

Wolfpack, Heels will host NCAA games
Raleigh News and Observer

From ncaa.com
-16 Regional Sites Selected
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NCAA Baseball Homepage
   Selection of the eight super regional hosts will be announced on www.ncaa.com, Monday, June 2 at approximately 11 p.m. (ET).

Solid 16
   The 16 NCAA regional hosts have been announced, and there's a little something to make most everyone happy.
Baseball America

USC expects at-large NCAA bid today
Columbia (SC) State

From the Anderson Independent
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Tigers’ remarkable NCAA baseball streak likely over
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Clemson left to wait and hope for NCAA bid

From the Charlotte Observer
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Kahne backs up all-star win with another on Sunday
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49ers might land in Tar Heels' regional

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
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Miami whips U.Va. for ACC baseball title
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JMU ousts Towson for CAA baseball title

Elon wins 17-8 to get SoCon title
Winston Salem Journal

Pairings announced Monday
Wilmington Star-News

 

June 1, 2008

May 31 NCAA Baseball Regional Roundup
conferenceusa.com

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice makes St. John's see gray in regional
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A&M pounds UH 22-4 in College Station Regional

Houston Regional- Rice in great shape
rivals.com

Pitching powers Wave to regional final
New Orleans Times Picayune

Tigers blast Eagles for 22nd win in row
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Tiger power surge sinks Golden Eagles
Biloxi Sun Herald

There's no shortage of interest in the UCF baseball coaching job
Orlando Sentinel

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Donnan leads Herd Hall of Fame inductees
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Marshall's Fantasy Football Camp gives participants all-access glimpse

Tigers slouch to second best
Memphis Commercial Appeal

May 31, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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May 30 NCAA Baseball Regional Roundup
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Four C-USA Men's Golfers Named To GCAA All-Region Teams

From the Houston Chronicle
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Berry leads Rice past Sam Houston State 3-2
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UH dumps Dallas Baptist in regional baseball opener

From the Hattiesburg American
-Eagles open with win
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Now it gets fun for USM

A show of force
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

USM bats come alive versus UNO
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
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UNO falls apart against USM
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NEVER SAY DIE
   With one out into the bottom of the sixth inning, Tulane ace right-hander Shooter Hunt trotted off the mound. With him seemed to go any chance of a Green Wave victory.

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Receivers hope to revive position’s glory at MU
-Winning a windfall for Herd
-Two MU baseball players staying busy this summer
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Marshall men's basketball attendance showed big jump

Letters from China
Tulsa World

May 30, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-Three C-USA Players Named Collegiate Baseball All-Americans
-Houston Set to Open Play at 2008 NCAA College Station Regional
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Tigers Add JUCO Defensive Lineman to 2008 Roster
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UTEP Men's Basketball Team to Participate in 2008 Anaheim Classic

Confident Eagles pin hopes on Bowden
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Southern Miss has a bit of added incentive
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Houston Chronicle
-Bullpen emerges as Rice strength
-Rice's Berry not the typical ace

WAVE OF RETURNS
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Herd season ticket sales going well
-Herd athletic promotions on tap
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MU needs a baseball facility

SMU denies recruit's request to be released
Dallas Morning News

May 29, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-NCAA Regional Baseball Notebook
   Five C-USA Teams Set to Compete in This Year's NCAA Championship
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Southern Miss' Conn Named a Stopper of the Year Finalist
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Owls Travel to NCAA Regional
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Team Conference USA Drops Exhibition Opener To Chinese National Team 87-80

From the Houston Chronicle
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Cougars slugger finds happy ending in baseball
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Houston Regional- Four things that matter

Healthy Ewing gives USM steady defense, bat
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Carson enjoys day in sun
Hattiesburg American

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-Sutton leaves large shoes
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Tulane to play six home games

Tulane football returning to Gormley
   Athletic department officials announced games against East Carolina (Sept. 13), Louisiana-Monroe (Sept. 20), Army (Oct. 4), Rice (Oct. 25) and Alabama-Birmingham (Nov. 15) will be played at 2 p.m. (CT)
New Orleans Times Picayune

UAB backup quarterback Anthony Speight transfers to Alabama State
Birmingham News

Marshall fans travel to Cincy for Thunderfest
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Next MU baseball worry- the draft
Charleston (WV) Gazette

May 28, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-Donnie Jones Announces Addition of Camden Miller to Herd Basketball Team
-Murphy Tabbed to Lead Evansville
   Murphy and the Owls went to the WNIT in two of the last three seasons under head coach Greg Williams.
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UTEP Track & Field To Send 19 Individuals, Two Relays to NCAA Regional

From the Houston Chronicle
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Seniors lead UH on postseason path
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UH veteran's hard road has happy ending

USM finding a way under Corky Palmer
Biloxi Sun Herald

USM's allotment of NCAA Regional tickets goes fast
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Marshall baseball in a brave new world
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Marshall caravan travels to Ashland

Ohioan transfers to Herd hoops from Southern Conference
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Dallas Morning News
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SMU's Willis returns after team suspension
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For some SMU Mustangs, African tour is a homecoming

New York Times blog evaluates UTEP football
El Paso Times

Letters From Asia
   Tulsa junior Ben Uzoh is on a Conference USA-select team playing exhibition basketball games in China this week and will periodically write diary entries for the Tulsa World.
Tulsa World

May 27, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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C-USA Sends Five Teams to NCAA Baseball Championship
-Owls Earn Sixth Seed, Host Sam Houston St. on Friday
-Golden Eagles Selected for Sixth-Straight Regional; Travel to Baton Rouge

Southern Miss in LSU regional
Hattiesburg American

USM secures sixth straight regional bid
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Bound for Baton Rouge
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Houston Chronicle
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Rice coach not fussing over hosting UT in regional
-Blog: A peek at the No. 2s
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UH to face Dallas Baptist in College Station regional
-Blog: Coogs at College Station!

Anxious Green Wave sent to Tallahassee
New Orleans Times-Picayune

UAB golfer Zach Sucher is always talking - until it's time to strike the ball
Birmingham News

Arena brings exciting times
Tulsa World

May 26, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-Houston Wins The 2008 Entergy C-USA Baseball Championship
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C-USA Basketball Goes International

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice, Texas A&M to host NCAA baseball regionals

-Blog: The hosts with the most
-Blog: Cougars are C-USA champs!
-Cougars clinch automatic NCAA baseball berth

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune
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Houston squeaks by Herd for C-USA title
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Wave's regional hopes still alive

One final Thundering spinout
   MU racing, Ranking 10 C-USA road football venues, and other items
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Herd's magic run just misses
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Herd makes improbable run
   Marshall baseball team's Conference USA Tournament streak ends in championship
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Marshall comeback falls one run short
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

USM's host bid gone with loss
   Eighth-inning error puts Golden Eagles on the road in tournament
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Golden Eagles fall short
Hattiesburg American

Evans working on endurance
Memphis Commercial Appeal