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June 15, 2008
Father's Day
Magna Carta Day
Native American Citizenship Day
Nature Photography Day
Orthodox Pentecost (Orthodox)

Ruhlman Inks Contract With Kansas City Royals
ecupirates.com

BCB Interviews Corey Kemp
Brew Crew Ball

Nearly 200 kids participate in Copper Camp, learn from NFL stars
Washington Daily News

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Wildfire smoke continues to blanket area
   East Carolina University's Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium nearly disappears in the smoke from the Hyde County wildfire
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Campus notes- ECU partnership helps high school students earn credits

CFL: Roughriders get past Lions 33-13 in Ken Miller's debut as coach
The Canadian Press

CFL: Jackson's return lone highlight on game tape
The Canadian Press

June 14, 2008
Family History Day
Flag Day (US)
National Flag Day USA: Pause for the Pledge
National Nursing Assistants Day
World Juggling Day
Anniversary - US Army

ECU Sports Marketing Wins National Award
ecupirates.com

Talk FM: TOT (Max Ray Joyner)
Bonesville.net

Wright returns with Gladiators
   It's been a long time coming, but former Glassboro High School quarterback and Rowan University wide receiver Sakeen Wright is ready to make his pro debut in front of his hometown fans.
Cherry Hill Courier Post

Georgia QB Grabs First Offer
scout.com

June 13, 2008
Blame Someone Else Day
Friday the 13th (Thirteenth)
Saint Anthony of Padua Feast Day
Work@Home Father's Day
Birthday - Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (actresses)

Talk FM: TOT (Chris Fitzsimon, Marion McLawhorn)
Bonesville.net

Kemp Named All-American By Baseball America
ecupirates.com

Former Pirate reaches Omaha
Greenville Daily Reflector

Copper pumped for banquet
Washington Daily News

Raphael Edwards Returns For Another Season With Strong Island Sound
MLN - The Raw Feed

Four offers for Cartersville DL
Atlanta Journal Constitution

June 12, 2008
Crowed Nest Awareness Day
National Nursing Assistants Day and Week
Anniversary - Baseball Hall of Fame
Birthday - President George H. W. Bush (41st President)

From ecupirates.com
-ECU Nearing Season Ticket Sell-Out No. 2
   Another Record-Breaking Sales Rate Leaves Only 2,500 Remaining For The Pirates' 2008 Campaign
-Kemp Named NCBWA Third-Team All-American
-Mack McCarthy's Letters of Marque Blog Week 4

Godwin feels LeClair is with him on road to Omaha
Wilmington Star-News

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates closing in on sellout
-Maness racks up another honor
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Around Campus: ECU gets updates on new facilities

Russo To Join Pirates For 2008 Season
   Savanna Russo, a defender who spent the last three seasons at Louisiana Tech, will play for the East Carolina Women's Soccer program
cstv.com

Holland shares experiences at event
Goldsboro News-Argus

Moseley named ECU director of Basketball Operations
Warren Record

Talk FM: TOT (Robert Pittenger, Kathy Taft)
Bonesville.net

June 11, 2008

From ecupirates.com
-Wilder To Join ECU Baseball Program
-Geoff Handsfield Named Academic All-America
-Priest, Wernert Named C-USA Scholar-Athletes
-Maness Named Ping! Baseball All-American

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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ECU plucks pitcher from JHR
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Around Campus: End of drought restrictions bring fountain back to life

Community flocks to help Copper
   While over 160 campers are expected to attend the Terrance Copper First Annual Football Camp on Saturday, there will be plenty of coaches and assistants lending their time to help out.
Washington Daily News

Stoked about special teams
   Keith Stokes attended East Carolina, the alma mater of a well-known Eskimos alumni, Henry (Gizmo) Williams.
Edmonton Sun

Crandell has bided his time with grace
Regina Leader-Post (06.07.08)

Is Garrard a one-hit wonder?
Most Valuable Network

Talk FM: TOT
Bonesville.net

June 10, 2008
Iced Tea Day

Maness Named First-Team NCBWA Freshman All-American
ecupirates.com

Maness racks up another honor
Greenville Daily Reflector

Copper excited for the weekend
Washington Daily News

Talk FM: TOT (Larry Spell)
Bonesville.net

June 9, 2008
Shavuot (Jewish - began last night at sundown)
Birthday - Cole Porter (composer)
Birthday - Donald Duck

Cherubini: Tribute to ECU's Football Seniors
Bonesville.net

College football magazines hit the stands
Rocky Mount Telegram

Around Campus: Gift enables insurance, risk program at ECU
Greenville Daily Reflector

 

June 15, 2008

LSU assistant Godwin knows N. Carolina
Baton Rouge Advocate

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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College game fan favorite
   Regional crowds over the last couple of weeks show the burgeoning popularity in college baseball
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UNC-CH's senior class has set high standard
   The five remaining members of the freshman class of 2005, plus one redshirt from '04, have pushed UNC-Chapel Hill's baseball program to new prominence: three straight trips to the College World Series.
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Daughter's graduation brings Fox home
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Noles destroyed in ninth

Georgia rallies past Miami in ninth inning
Winston Salem Journal

Previewing Sunday's games
Omaha World-Herald

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Never say never- Wooten leads Tar Heels' bullpen to CWS
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JMU no pushover for Devils

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Tigers sophomore pitcher to transfer
   Clemson has lost its fourth baseball player to transfer.
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Facilities, finances top Hyman's agenda

Father's Day has special meaning for Capels
Fayetteville Observer

From the Birmingham News
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Florida dominates News' all-time ranking of SEC sports success
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Picking the SEC's greatest- How we did it
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BIGGEST RIVALRIES BEGIN IN ALABAMA

June 14, 2008

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Tar Heels facing hot team
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Avent likes Miami's chances

June 15, 2008

Omaha leaves its mark long after CWS is over
Charl
otte Observer

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Cutcliffe paints Knoxville Duke blue
   Don't laugh. First-year Duke football coach David Cutcliffe is signing up football season-ticket holders in Knoxville.
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ACC out to end long title drought

New Citadel AD ready to dig in
Charleston Post Courier

University of South Carolina track team lends hand in Iowa
Greenville (SC) News

Ex-NFL player Marcus Vick charged with DUI
The Virginia Pilot

June 13, 2008

So long, Les Robinson, you are the best
Charleston Post Courier

Former USC stars Petty, Rice named to all-decade team
Spartanburg Herald Journal

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Omaha is a field of dreams
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College World Series Capsules
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Cutcliffe out to recruit new fans, too
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Ex-Duke star shares U.S. Open lead

Heels heading for CWS with a long stay on its mind
Durham Herald-Sun

Lawson has questions to answer about his maturity
Winston Salem Journal

Rodriguez says Stewart wanted job at Michigan
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Charlotte Observer
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Fox- I'm pleased so far
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DISH, DirecTV expand U.S. Open coverage

June 12, 2008

Can Fox win the big one?
Durham Herald-Sun

Trio powers Heels
Raleigh News and Observer

Tanner adapts as program reloads
Columbia (SC) State

Don Nehlen has bypass surgery
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Mountaineer recruiting updates and Rich wreckage
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Ranking the nonconference schedules- SEC, ACC, Big East
SportingNews.com

From the Charlotte Observer
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Bill Curry returning to Atlanta
   Georgia State hires the frequent traveler for its new football program.
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Leak's next stop will be in Canada
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Panthers wrapping up early
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Petty's move is about catching up

From the Winston Salem Journal
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Pettys sell storied racing team
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NASCAR says it will look into complaint

June 11, 2008

Sammy Batten: Programs dip into NC talent pool
   Out-of-state programs have scored some major hits over the past week in North Carolina with prominent players leaving for the likes of Maryland, Virginia and … gasp … New Jersey.
Fayetteville Observer

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
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USC Picks Up Linebacker Commitment
   Smith said he also has offers from Duke, East Carolina, Western Carolina and Navy. He's the fifth commitment for the Gamecocks' 2009 class.
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First Offer In For Small
   RB Travis Small (5-10 183) of Cheraw has his first offer according to his coach Johnny White. It's from Duke. Small camped at USC Monday and also attend camp at East Carolina.

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Coach tries to ease pressure on Tar Heels
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Del Negro to lead Bulls
   Former N.C. State star takes first head coaching job.

The value of UNC-CH's CWS experience
Durham Herald-Sun

Georgia infielders making last run together
   Georgia coach David Perno pounced when Ryan Peisel decided he wanted to transfer from East Carolina.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Bulldogs prepare for trip to Omaha
A
nderson (SC) Independent

It's in-your-face time
   First-year strength coach gets acquainted with Mountaineers
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Hokies get another commit for their rapidly growing '09 class
The Virginian Pilot

It's Summer, but we're ready for some football
At
hlon Sports

June 10, 2008

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Arbiter rules for MASN
   For second time, TW Cable ordered to carry sports network
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Tar Heels familiar with the road to Omaha
-Ty Lawson twists ankle
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Canes adjust staff

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Heels join Seminoles in earning third CWS berth
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Lawson remains focused

CCU baseball- With season over, Chants focus on future
Myrtle Beach Sun-News

Easley to meet with Appalachian State football team
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

Seventy-First's Hopper picks Hokies
   Hopper is the second Seventy-First player to commit to a major college program in the last two weeks. Falcon linebacker Lamar McLendon made a pledge to East Carolina in late May.
Fayetteville Observer

Hokies land 4 pledges, including 2010 standout
The Virginian Pilot

Probation changes USC for the better
Columbia (SC) State

University of Alabama plans to support Ken Stabler after DUI arrest
Birmingham News

Wandering through the sports wilderness
Anderson Independent

June 9, 2008

From the Myrtle Beach Sun-News
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Coastal crumbles
   Tar Heels too solid for Chanticleers in Super Regional sweep
-Chants say farewell, but reload
-Cary N.C. Super Regional Notebook- Pitching proves to be the path to success
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Touch 'Em All- Sights and sounds from the Cary Super Regional

LSU Notes- Rally adds to Box lore
Shreveport (LA) Times

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Wolfpack season ends with tough loss
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Tar Heels head west to Omaha again
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UNC hitters keep pounding away
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Big Rock purse sets record
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Gutschewski wins Rex Open with 5-under 66

Former New Bern athlete pitches Heels into College World Series
New Bern Sun Journal

Thrice Is Nice For Tar Heels
Baseball America

College baseball- Heels are Omaha bound; Wolfpack out
Greensboro News-Record (AP)

Time Out- Was it really possible- LSU thought so
Baton Rouge Advocate

Moving the CWS is a mistake
Anderson Independent

USC, Clemson start summer camps
Columbia (SC) State

From the Winston Salem Journal
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PLEASED- TV executives love NASCAR's ratings
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Surging Kahne wins Pocono

 

June 15, 2008

From riceowls.com
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Owls Open CWS Play On Sunday Afternoon
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Owls Spend Time With Kids The Day Before College World Series Game

Rice among those representing new breed at CWS
Houston Chronicle

Marcum confident Snyder will win
Charleston Gazette

Herd says last year's lesson applies to Illinois St.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Recruiting class of '06 withering
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Tigers' top prospect weighing all options

From the Tulsa World
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Golden past rich with QBs
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Who is the best?

June 14, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Rice's Clement Named Unitas Award Candidate
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Three Knights Named To Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook Preseason All C-USA First Team

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES- Owls know Omaha ropes
Houston Chronicle

Bulldogs get ready for Rice
Coalinga (CA) Record

Meet Terry Rooney- UCF's new baseball coach preaches hard work
Orlando Sentinel

UAB's Sharpe to test NBA waters
Birmingham News

Not surprisingly, Herd season-ticket sales down
Charl
eston (WV) Gazette

Former Marshall basketball player arrested on drug charge
Charl
eston (WV) Daily Mail

Former Herd walk-on faces drug charges
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

From the Dallas Morning News
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SMU football game times announced
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William B. Stallcup Jr., interim SMU president after football death penalty, dead at 87

June 13, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Baseball America Names Three C-USA Players to Its All-American Teams
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Terry Rooney Named UCF Baseball Head Coach

From the Orlando Sentinel
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UCF introduces Terry Rooney as new baseball coach
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Meet UCF's new baseball coach

Rice baseball continues to build on winning tradition
Houston Chronicle

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Marshall will not play Duke in basketball
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Marshall faces post-draft rebuilding

Top recruits could keep defensive ends rolling
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Baylor, SMU agree to 6-year football series
Dallas Morning News

Conn makes All-America baseball team
Hattiesburg American

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Memphis Tigers' guard Doneal Mack to transfer
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After surgery, Tiger aide hits ground running

UTEP Blog: Latest on Stull saga
El Paso Times

June 12, 2008

UCF to hire LSU assistant as baseball coach
   LSU associate head coach Terry Rooney will be UCF's next baseball coach
Orlando Sentinel

Reports- Rooney to UCF
Baton Rouge Advocate

Four C-USA Players Named Pro-Line Athletic/NCBWA All-Americans
conferenceusa.com

Rice catcher Zornes finally seeing the big picture
Houston Chronicle

Hague Invited To Trials For United States National Team
riceowls.com

Four Tigers begin major league quest
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Hattiesburg American
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USM getting to next level not easy
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USM's Conn named All-American

First-year coaches had quite an impact last season
foxsports.com

June 11, 2008

Rice heads to third straight series
Deer Park Progress

Four C-USA Players Named to Inaugural NCBWA Freshman All-American Team
conferenceusa.com

From the Houston Chronicle
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Owls get to Omaha with help of Bell, Comerota
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College World Series field set, plus some Cougar news

Bowden signs free agent deal with K.C.
Hattiesburg American

A Reasonably Anticipatory Assessment of- Central Florida
Sunday Morning Quarterback

SMU’s Thomas Morstead named to two preseason All-Conference USA lists
Pegasus News

Lincoln Christian linebacker picks Tulsa
Tulsa World

Testing the NBA draft waters doesn't put Dozier at odds with Calipari
Sporting News

King, two other Tigers ready for the national stage
Memphis Commercial Appeal

June 10, 2008

Four C-USA Players Named to Inaugural NCBWA Freshman All-American Team
conferenceusa.com

Rice has pitching to spare in College World Series
Houston Chronicle

Owls Open CWS Play On Sunday Afternoon
riceowls.com

SMU athletic director says he'll listen if Notre Dame calls
Dallas Morning News

Camps offer a chance to get noticed
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

UCF considering radio broadcast options as football season nears
Orlando Sentinel

Family circle
Tulsa World

June 9, 2008

From the Houston Chronicle
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Zornes' homer helps Rice beat A&M, return to World Series
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Pressure? No problem for Graham, Rice
Rice's Wayne Graham discusses win

Zornes Blasts Owls Back To Omaha
riceowls.com

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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For Herd, rivalries will come with wins
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Marshall DB Johnson arrested after fight

Blue-chippers descend on Huntington
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Year definitely interesting
Hattiesburg American