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June 22, 2008
America's Kid's Day
Descendants Day
Orthodox Festival of All Saints (Orthodox)
Stupid Guy Thing Day

Clay grad DJ Scott looking to start at East Carolina
Florida Times-Union

John Wooten- News-Argus Baseball Player of the Year
Goldsboro News Argus

CFL teams make final cuts before deadline
   Keith Stokes, pictured in last season's East final as a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, was one of several players released by CFL teams on Saturday
CBC Sports

Around Campus: Three's company for the Marion triplets of King
   Two of three Marion family triplets will be headed to East Carolina in the Fall
Mount Airy News

June 21, 2008
Baby Boomers Recognition Day
Cancer Begins
Vinegar Day
Birthday - Martha Washington (First Lady)

From Bonesville.net
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BVL: Updated Football Recruiting Thumbnails
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BVL: Updated Basketball Recruiting Thumbnails

Quietly spectacular
   Simms' few goals are highlight-worthy
Washington Times

Dr. Chitwood Performs His 400th Robotic-Cardiac Procedure
witn.com

June 20, 2008
Anne and Samantha Day
Midsummer (Wiccan)
Summer Begins (Northern Hemisphere)
Summer Solstice
Take Your Dog to Work Day
Toad Hollow Day of Thank You
UN World Refugee Day
Winter Begins (Southern Hemisphere)
Admission Day (West Virginia)

From ecupirates.com
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Chris Kupets Set To Join Men's Hoops Squad
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Handsfield Given C-USA Sportsmanship Award

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Golden standard
   Coach has Pirates in ship shape
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Wainwright to play softball at ECU
   South Central standout staying close to home
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ECU hoops adds Kupets to program
   5-foot-11, 175-pound Chris Kupets was a standout for Cedar Shoals High in Athens, Ga., during the 2006-07 season before attending Patterson School in Lenoir last year.

Kupets signs with Pirates’ hoops
Washington Daily News

Estes surges into Amateur lead
Lexington Dispatch

CFL Preseason: Ray knocked out of game
   The Riders left 10 starters at home... No. 1 QB Marcus Crandell made the trip but was on the sidelines in street clothes ... The Esks didn't dress kick-returner Keith Stokes, who's in danger of being cut
Edmonton Journal

CFL: Talking with Tillman- 'Rider pride still raging
   With the CFL regular season starting next week, Sun Media went one-on-one with Riders general manager Eric Tillman...Marcus Crandell is your No. 1 quarterback. Why do you believe he can take you the next step and continue your success?
Edmonton
Sun

June 19, 2008
Emancipation Day
Juneteenth
Recess at Work Day
"War is Hell" Day
World Sauntering Day
Birthday - Lou Gehrig (baseball)
Birthday - Moe Howard (Three Stooges)

Myatt: View from the 'ville
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From ECU to Kansas, Dooley still winning

Bonesville.net

Mack McCarthy's Letters of Marque Blog Week 5
ecupirates.com

Kupets transfers to ECU
   5-foot-11, 170-pound Chris Kupets said Wednesday that he had signed a letter of intent to play basketball at East Carolina University,
Athens (GA) Banner Herald

Top football schools target local stars
   Taikwon, who led the team with six interceptions and averaged nearly 30 yards per kick return, has received offers from Rutgers, East Carolina and Minnesota
Aiken Standard

Kilgore's Journey Brings Him Back To Philadelphia
Philadelphia Evening Bulletin

June 18, 2008

From the Bonesville.net
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Batten: Football Recruiting Report
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ECU recruiting effort picks up speed
-BVL: Updated Class of 2009 Recruiting Thumbnails
Talk FM: TOT

From ecupirates.com
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Maness Named ABCA/Rawlings Second-Team
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Jocelyn Wyatt Named Assistant Coach At ECU
   Wyatt spent the past two seasons as a graduate assistant at the University of Georgia.
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ECU Equipment Staff Honored By C-USA

Recruiting- ECU lands 'combine phenom'
Fayetteville Observer

Sitting Crandell right decision for Miller
Regina Leader-Post

June 17, 2008

From the Bonesville.net
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Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Summer Vacation
Talk FM: TOT (G.K. Butterfield, John Davis)

Handsfield Earns Postgraduate Scholarship
ecupirates.com

Steelers 53-Man Roster - Part 3
   Williams, an undrafted free agent rookie CB out of East Carolina, impressed Lolley this past week.
Behind the Steel Curtain

Seven Offers for Bolling
SuperPrep.com

June 16, 2008
Fresh Veggies Day

O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 347
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Retirement fuels expansion buzz

Bonesville.net

WSU lands transfer from East Carolina
kansas.com

Four Pirates begin journey to the big leagues
The East Carolinian

From the Washington Daily News
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It’s a touchdown for Copper and kids
-Saints stars stay humbled and hungry

 

June 22, 2008

From the Omaha World-Herald
-CWS- Tar Heels rally, force rematch
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Previewing tonight's game
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UNC-CH ace starter White is thriving in relief
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Georgia surges to final

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Flack's homer powers UNC-CH win
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Title no sure thing for UNC-CH basketball

Tigers have no reason to hang heads
New Orleans Times Picayune

Virginia Tech in the ACC- A Daily Press special report
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Big plans (some for USC athletics)
Columbia (SC) State

Fans flock to Shoeless Joe museum opening
Greenville (SC) News

June 21, 2008

From the Omaha World-Herald
-CWS- Federowicz slams LSU's title dreams
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Previewing Saturday's games

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Tar Heels slam Tigers
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Duke football loses on field, wins in court
   Duke University avoided paying the University of Louisville $450,000 for opting out of three football games, but the school had to trash itself to do it.
-Hurricanes to pick midway through second round
-Hurricanes to pick midway through second round
-Canes draft center
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Raycom enters TV-Web partnership

Slammed
Baton Rouge Advocate

Rested Bulldogs try to finish off Cardinal Saturday
Anderson Independent Mail

From the Charleston (SC) Post and Courier
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Pawlowski takes Auburn job
   Baseball coach leaving C of C after nine seasons
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C of C should check dugout for next coach

C of C's Pawlowski takes over at Auburn
Columbia (SC) State (AP)

Big doings at the Puskar Center
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Clemson Tigers- Year in review
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

HU adds to collection of transfers
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Tight budget puts NASCAR growth in slow lane
The Virginian Pilot

From the Charlotte Observer
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Guards audition for Bobcats' 2nd-round pick
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NFL Network, ESPN could become partners

June 20, 2008

CWS- Rain doesn't dim coaches' spirits
Omaha World-Herald

Rain forces Heels, CWS back a day
Durham Herald-Sun

Lowe might unveil smaller, quicker Wolfpack
Greensboro News-Record

Canes happy with deal
Raleigh News and Observer

Four commit to Virginia over weekend
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Ex-Va. Tech running back on fast track to recovery
The Virginian Pilot

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Autopsy- Enlarged heart killed Heath Benedict
-Garcia staying out of trouble
-Ex-Clemson football player dies in crash

NBC renews deal with Irish
Charlotte Observer

June 19, 2008

Tar Heels put ball in hands of freshman starter
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Heels turn to Harvey
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Avent, Wolfpack agree to new deal
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Arrington charged in fight
   Cardinals running back arrested after Rocky Mount incident
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Canes not looking to trade up
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Bushnell offers $1M for Bigfoot photo

Stanford boots Miami from CWS
Winston Salem Journal

ONE DAY AT A TIME
   For LSU and Coach Paul Mainieri, the theory is simple: 'There is not Friday or Saturday if we don't win Thursday'
New Orleans Times Picayune

Underclassmen in college basketball are making the right move
Anderson Independent

Spurrier Q&A- QBs, Jr. and the future
Columbia (SC) State

Randy Edsall: Building a winner in Storrs
   How badly did Randy Edsall want to be a head football coach?  Here’s the only evidence you need: Edsall accepted an offer to become the University of Connecticut’s 27th head coach without setting foot on campus.
Athlon Sports

School President Jay Gogue discusses state of Auburn athletics
Birmingham News

Time for Time Warner to add MASN
Wilmington Star-News

June 18, 2008

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Loss makes Heels' task tougher
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Fox sly with video
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UNC-CH recruit McAdoo charged
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Canes welcome back old friend

Bulldogs are picture perfect
   Bulldogs win, still undefeated at CWS
Fresno (CA) Bee

Heels fall to Fresno
Durham Herald-Sun

Former UNC-CH pitcher in critical condition
   B.J. Dail — a sophomore from Raleigh who was suspended from UNC-CH's baseball team earlier this season — was in critical but stable condition at Massachusetts General hospital this morning after he was hit and pinned under a truck driven by a teammate on his Brewster Whitecaps Cape League team.
Charlotte Observer

Georgia one win away from title series
Anderson Independent

Pollock steps down amid controversy
   Tigers’ men’s track coach retires months after embezzling allegations
Columbia (SC) State

From the Fayetteville Observer
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Coach K sets the bar high
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Appalachian State football coach gunning for fourth straight title

Ring it up! Celtics crush
Lakers for 17th NBA title

Boston Globe

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Ole Miss football set to face Wake on television
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SEC may look at FedExForum

June 17, 2008

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Heels face depleted Bulldogs at CWS
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UNC-CH scoring runs without the long ball
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Miami stays alive in CWS, eliminates Florida State
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Georgia wins, takes command of its CWS bracket
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Bobcats' Brown bemused by NBA draft posturing
   Larry Brown has a message for the agents who tell their players to decline pre-draft workout invitations from his Charlotte Bobcats: His team might draft their client anyway.

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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UNC-CH three to return
   Lawson, Green, Ellington stay put.
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Fresno State vs. No. 2 UNC-CH
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Bates painting CWS picture
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Canes eliminate Seminoles
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NASCAR facing issues

Leggett says Tigers should improve
Columbia (SC) State (AP)

Bobcats fighting the snubs
   Larry Brown says declining workouts won't necessarily keep players from Charlotte.
Charlotte Observer

WVU linebacker says defense can be better
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

WVU lands 3rd from Va. school
   Alston chose the Mountaineers over Penn State, Maryland, Illinois and East Carolina.
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Illinois lineman commits to Virginia
Roanoke Times

Tech 'great fit' for Kennesaw Mountain lineman
   Finch chose the Jackets over Central Florida, East Carolina, Louisville, Middle Tennessee State, NC State and Ole Miss.
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Around Campus: Chancellor of UNCG gets bump in salary
Greensboro News-Record

US Open playoff- Tiger Woods beats Rocco Mediate in sudden death
Los Angeles Times

June 16, 2008

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Heels start strong
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State loses Hickson; UNC-CH still waiting

Local parents travel to CWS
Greenville Daily Reflector

Heels off to good start at CWS
Durham Herald-Sun

LSU falls to Tar Heels in opener
New Orleans Times Picayune

Rox' pick Peisel making mark in CWS
   The thing about Ryan Peisel is that one sometimes gets the sense that he doesn't realize how good a ballplayer he can be.
mlb.com

From the Charlotte Observer
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Earnhardt finally ends long drought
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Father's Day win brings memories of Dale Sr.
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Another dramatic finish for Woods forces a playoff

Preview 2008 - CFN Boston College Preview
College Football News

WVU's Russell giving up football
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

 

June 22, 2008

Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Preview- A new era begins
Bleacher Report

Hoffpauir close to fulfilling big-league dream
Hattiesburg American

Conn, Bowden named Ping All-Americans
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

UCF aims to stop tailgaters from drinking kickoff this football season
Orlando Sentinel

Marshall's Waggoner Named Coach of the Year By "Collegiate Baseball" Newspaper
conferenceusa.com

Proof positive Herd fans are family
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Expectations for basketball Tigers fluctuating
Memphis Commercial Appeal

June 21, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Rice's St.Clair Named The Winner Of The 2008 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
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UCF Football Summer Update - Rocky Ross
-SMU Coaches Head To American Samoa For June Jones Football Academy
-Cougars Set To Debut TV Coach's Show
-Looking Back at Marshall's March to the C-USA Baseball Championship Game- Part II

Snyder 's letter encourages student crowds at Herd games
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Shewey renovation on schedule
   The $1.185 million project is set for completion Aug. 1, just prior to preseason camp’s kickoff.
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Marshall men will face new foe in '08-'09

SMU's Jones hosting football clinic in Hawaii
Dallas Morning News

Jenks football player verbally commits to Tulsa for 2010
Tulsa World

UAB basketball team adds Leeds guard David Murray
Birmingham News

June 20, 2008

Conference USA Sportsmanship Awards Announced
conferenceusa.com

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Travel costs put pinch on budgets
   Fewer fans traveling could hurt revenue
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Marshall football players Moore, Glenn decide to transfer
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Ex-Marshall RB Bradshaw jailed

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Brotherly Herd fans establish fund for Goddard funeral
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Herd notes- Sutherland still recruits -- just differently

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Herd community rallies around Goddards
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Former hoops assistant Sutherland now recruiting Big Green donors

Marshall Football Preview- More Experienced, Much Improved
Bleacher Report

From the Houston Chronicle
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Texas Bowl hopes to have game on New Year's Day
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Owlmaha- Can the Owls four-peat?

Private group raising money for staff
Hattiesburg American

Tulane hires Guarriello as swimming coach
New Orleans Times Picayune

June 19, 2008

From the Houston Chronicle
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Texas Bowl loses Big East tie
   Conference USA will provide team for next two years
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Rice looks beyond early exit from College World Series

From conferenceusa.com
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UTEP Men's Basketball Team Earns Preseason Accolades From ESPN.com
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Looking Back at Herd Baseball's March to the C-USA Championship Game- Part I
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Cougars Set To Debut TV Coach's Show

From the Hattiesburg American
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USM freshman aims to start at quarterback
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Palmer should've got a raise

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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To-do lists discussed at MU coach's tour
   Fundraising tops Marshall to-do list
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Big Green Number Crunching
   Marshall University largely ranks toward the lower end or middle of the pack among Conference USA peers in terms of athletic department spending.

Undercover brother
Tulsa World

ESPN.com has UTEP Miners in NCAA tournament
El Paso Times

June 18, 2008

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice blows 9th-inning lead against LSU, exits CWS
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Owlmaha- Beware June 17

Tenacious Tigers stage another rousing rally
New Orleans Times Picayune

Another LSU thriller
Baton Rouge Advocate

UCF President John Hitt confident with leadership of the athletic program
Orlando Sentinel

Signee ready to get to USM
Hattiesburg American

Brown on track to enroll June 25
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

New Big Green director hopes to stay for a while
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Miners get honored in preseason publication
El Paso Times

Liberty Bowl founder Bud Dudley dies at 88
Memphis Commercial Appeal

June 17, 2008

College World Series Central
riceowls.com

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice must beat LSU today to stay in College World Series
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Owlmaha- Q&A with Adam Zornes

From the Baton Rouge Advocate
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Hollander hopes sun sets on Rice
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Tigers in familiar position

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
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LSU VS. RICE
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CARRYING A BIG STICK

New UCF baseball Coach Terry Rooney dismisses assistants
Orlando Sentinel

From conferenceusa.com
-UAB's Vaden Pulls Out Of NBA Draft, Will Return For Senior Season
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Hanany Wins First C-USA Male Outdoor NCAA Individual Title

From the Dallas Morning News
-SMU recruit loses appeal on letter of intent
   Men's basketball recruit Jarred DuBois lost his appeal before a national letter of intent committee Monday.
-Skyline QB commits to play at SMU
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Hyndman leaves vacancy at SMU
   Schellas Hyndman turned the SMU men's soccer program into a perennial national power. And his departure to FC Dallas presents a major challenge and an opportunity to SMU's athletic administration.

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Dozier drops out of draft; Sallie commits to Tigers
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New Lady Tiger basketball coach staying busy

Football magazine offers predictions for new season
El Paso Times

Marshall camps stay popular
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

June 16, 2008

Owls Fall To Fresno State At College World Series 17-5
riceowls.com

From the Houston Chronicle
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Fresno State hammers Rice in College World Series
   Rice to play LSU in elimination game
-Owlmaha- Rice's Adam Zornes may play Tuesday

Tragic ending for former MU star
   FATHER'S DAY turned out to be a sad one for Marshall football fans everywhere, after the untimely death of Johnathan Goddard from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in northern Florida.  / In an interview with Marshall AD Bob Marcum, we touched briefly on Conference USA expansion, which you shouldn't hold your breath over. I have heard East Carolina would love to expand the league's eastern wing to set the table for a future breakaway...
Charleston (WV) Gazette

MU's Johnathan Goddard dies
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Ex-USM star goes to work
Hattiesburg American

Conn prepares for jump from college to pros
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Inside Dish- Tulsa's Jordan misses China trip
sportingnews.com

JC guard Sallie's 'high on Memphis'
Memphis Commercial Appeal