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Conference USA

June 29, 2008
Peter & Paul Day (Christian)
Special Recreation For Disabled Day

Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
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Baseball thrives without caste system

Bonesville.net

Jordan football star headed to ECU
Raleigh News and Observer

Crandell and Bowman brought it home
canada.com

New field takes holistic approach in helping cancer victims
   East Carolina established a doctoral program in medical family therapy three years ago.
Ocala Star-Banner

June 28, 2008
Great American Backyard Campout

Talk FM: TOT (Joe Friday, Xeno Edwards)
Bonesville.net

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Crandell going strong in Canadian Football League
   Persistence. Marcus Crandell used that word to describe his 11-year professional football odyssey.
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Pinkney's football dreams take him north
   Former Pirate playing in arenafootball2

Leach benefit game raises money for Robeson students
Fayetteville Observer

Recruiting spotlight- West Hall's Marquise Stephens
   Stephens said coaches from East Carolina, Auburn, Louisville, Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee and Connecticut have all made trips to West Hall to see him.
Gainesville (GA) Times

June 27, 2008
Decide to Be Married Day
National HIV Testing Day
Anniversary - Industrial Workers of the World Founded
Birthday - Captain Kangaroo (TV personality)
Birthday - "Happy Birthday to You" Song
Birthday - Helen Keller

From Bonesville.net
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Batten: Football Recruiting Report
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Lexington linebacker steeped in football
Talk FM: TOT (Pat Buchanan)
-BVL: Updated Football Recruiting Thumbnails

Perdue to ECU- Senate supports funding
   Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue reassured East Carolina University's medical school leaders Thursday the state Senate is backing funding for the Family Medicine Center during the state budget negotiations under way now.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Medical School Propels Greenville in National Spotlight
Carolina Newswire

June 26, 2008
National Handshake Day
Beautician's Day
UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

From Bonesville.net
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Myatt: View from the 'ville
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From Blue Devils to Red, White & Blue

Talk FM: TOT (Louis Pate, Walter Daulton)

Mack McCarthy's Letters of Marque - Week 6
ecupirates.com

McCarthy leads ECU basketball through busy off-season
The East Carolinian

Running backs quickly learn new coach's style
   Group is eager to impress Byner
Nashville Tennessean

Lexington's Ty Holmes makes verbal commitment to play football at East Carolina
Lexington Dispatch

Programs close, reschedule under water restriction
Greenville Daily Reflector

Not Quite Lacrosse, Not Quite Polo, but Just Right for Them
Washington Post

June 25, 2008
National Catfish Day
Log Cabin Day
Anniversary - Battle of Little Bighorn
Birthday - George Orwell (writer)
Ratification Day (Virginia)

From Bonesville.net
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Batten: Football Recruiting Report
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ECU's football culture impressed QB
Talk FM: TOT (Beverly Reep)

Leach holding charity game
Fayetteville Observer

Early bowl forecast
espn.com

Thompson, Brady back in USA spotlight
   Corey Thompson’s next stop will be in Greenville as he heads to play baseball for East Carolina next year.
Raleigh News and Observer

Looking to Run
   Shawney Kersey compares his favorites and talks about running track in college too.
superprep.com

June 24, 2008
Celebration of the Senses
Fairy Day
National Columnist's Day
Saint John the Baptist Day

Talk FM: TOT (Gene Arnold, Don Davis)
Bonesville.net

North Carolina vs. South Carolina Baseball Challenge: Adams' big catch pays off
   Kevin Brandt, an East Carolina signee, was the most valuable North Carolina player
Raleigh News and Observer

15 players to watch this season in the CFL
TSN

Hardee's founder Wilbur Hardee dies in NC at 89
Charlotte Observer (AP)

Founder of Hardee's dies
Triangle Business Journal

June 23, 2008
Let It Go Day
Midsummer Day/Eve Celebrations
UN Public service Day

Pirates feel the heat from high expectations
New Bern Sun Journal

East Carolina Football Preview- Is This the Year of the Purple and Gold?
Bleacher Report

RNE’s Bonds taking a look at the Vols
Columbia (SC) State

Around Campus: ECU professor receives federal grant for research
Greenville Daily Reflector

 

June 29, 2008

Peisel, upperclassmen step up as Dogs' leaders
Athens Banner Herald

New rules, same results in college baseball
Carlisle (PA) Sentinel

WVU football recruiting moves into a new age
Charleston (WV) Gazette

An extended family affair
Raleigh News and Observer

Davidson's McKillop gets contract extension
Winston Salem Journal

June 28, 2008

WVU launches White's Web site today
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
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Southern Conference tries to capitalize on wins
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Six Wofford football games will be televised
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Trustees approve USC baseball seat fees

ODU delays first W & M game
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Devils get verbal commitment from Dawkins
Durham Herald-Sun

Bobcats- Felton is starter
Charlotte Observer

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Fresno St. merits no glass slipper
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Spurrier humble in speech to alma mater

June 27, 2008

From the Charlotte Observer
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Bobcats pick Augustin
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Finally, Bobcats get the point
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Wallace was in aborted trade
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McKillop close to signing deal

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Hickson 'honored' by NBA pick
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NCSU's Harris fined for speeding
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Indiana AD will step down

Hopefully 2008 NBA draftees learn from 1986 class
Anderson Independent

From the Bleacher Report
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Pac-10- An Exhaustive Examination of Expansion Options
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West Virginia Football- Welcome Change for Mountaineers Offense

WVU finishes school-best 30th in Directors' Cup
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

U.Va. is 17th in Directors' Cup
Hampton Roads Daily Press

June 26, 2008

From the Omaha World-Herald
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CWS- FSU is best in show
-Georgia loses its touch in the clutch
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Attendance record has an asterisk

From Sunday Morning Quarterback
-A Reasonably Anticipatory Assessment of- Virginia Tech
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ACC Auditing- No Offense

College Football 2008 Preview - Big East
   The Mountaineers may still be the class of the Big East in '08, but their out of conference schedule is brutal with games @ East Carolina, @ Colorado, and vs. Auburn at home on a Thursday night in Morgantown.
Fox Sports

Tech makes favorable impression on Flowery Branch DE
   Izaan Cross to mull over scholarship offers from Arkansas, Central Florida, East Carolina, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Maryland, N.C. State, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Florida, Tulane, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
Atlanta Journal Constitution

From the College Football News
-Preview 2008 - Clemson
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Preview 2008 - Florida Atlantic

Bobcats pick up 20th pick
Charlotte Observer

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Hickson tops ACC draft list
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Cold, hard draft facts

Police- Johns sold cocaine in the parking lot of the UA football complex
Birmingham News

Crumpler fitting in nicely with Titans
Wilmington Star-News

Around Campus: UNCG hangs up on landlines
Greensboro News-Record

June 25, 2008

From the Omaha World-Herald
-CWS- Let's play 3! FSU storms back, ties series
-Fresno just 'kept hitting'
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Road has become Fresno State's home
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Chatter up! Words don't get in way for Georgia

From the Fayetteville Observer
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Cutcliffe lands prominent prospects
-Kids learn football skills, life lessons at Jimmy Raye clinic

Schedule makes winners, losers
   Legend has it that Bear Bryant was a master of scheduling football games. The Alabama coach loved getting Duke to open the 1972 season -- at Birmingham's Legion Field, naturally. Just for the record, the Crimson Tide never has played in Durham.
Durham Herald-Sun

Only Duke could win with this argument
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Sunshine Revival
Athlon Sports

Jimmy Johns charged with cocaine sales, kicked off Alabama football team
Birmingham News

From the Greenville (SC) News
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McElrathbey starting over
    Football brought Ray Ray McElrathbey to Clemson University and will provide the vehicle he rides out, but the decision to enter graduate school at Howard University this fall had less to do with football than the opportunity he sees for himself and his brother.
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Spurrier anticipates NFL interest in Gamecocks

ESPN to televise nine MEAC football games
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Deacons’ Skeen will miss semester
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College notes- Appalachian defensive end Tharrington ruled ineligible

UVa hires new radio play-by-play man
Roanoke Times

June 24, 2008

From the Omaha World-Herald
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CWS- Georgia breaks through with four runs in the eighth inning
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Fresno State- Closer says he wasn't weary

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Wake grad delights in UNC-CH's failed bid
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Heels disappointed again at CWS
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UNCC gets apology over football proposal

Tough Ticket
   For Madison, Encore Would Be Long Shot
Harrisonburg (VA) Daily News Record

Cranking up the hits
Wilmington Star-News

Football- Granby's Clark will commit to Virginia Tech
The Virginian Pilot

Spurrier interested in 6-foot-7 Heritage TE
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Clemson player accused of attacking girlfriend
Anderson Independent Mail

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Fox- 'It just wasn't our turn' to win NCAA title
-Duke wins suit against Louisville
   Duke's unfortunate record on the football field over recent years may have helped the school save a fortune in the courtroom.
-Hillside QB Gattis signs with Duke

Panthers WR Jarrett pleads guilty to DWI charge
Charlotte Observer

From the Columbia (SC) State
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McElrathbey transfers to start new at Howard
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Crashes take too many racers’ lives

Thriving- IRL has found a home at Richmond track
Winston Salem Journal

Rodriguez told to provide papers
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Check out this catch -- by a ballgirl! Video link
Hampton Roads Daily Press

June 23, 2008

From the Omaha World-Herald
-CWS- Allison key as Bulldogs defeat N.C.
-Fresno's Allison delivers 'gutsy performance'
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Tailgaiting 'family affair' keeps Omahan cooking
-Closer fashions a big season
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No Tanner a bummer for Fresno pitching staff

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Tar Heels' season ends
   Heels' loss means ACC goes another year without a national baseball championship
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Georgia's Perno cites Bulldog tradition

Georgia two wins from national title
Anderson Independent Mail

NCAA to rule on Cook's sixth-year soon
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

10 most intriguing people in USC sports
Columbia (SC) State

Gamecock Baseball: Take your seats!
scout.com

 

June 29, 2008

2008 C-USA Baseball Accomplishments
conferenceusa.com

CALM FOOTBALL CRAVINGS WITH PREVIEW MAGAZINES
   The college football season doesn't begin for another two months. Coaches get the chance to make a case for their teams in a month or so at various media activities across the country.
Biloxi Sun Herald

SMU, TCU to play for Skillet through 2017
Dallas Morning News

Magazine touts Southern Miss football players
Hattiesburg American

4 football signees pursuing eligibility
Jackson Clarion Ledger

Evans getting big-screen play
Memphis Commercial Appeal

With three years to play, Ripley's Chase Fischer commits to Marshall
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Green Wave hires men's tennis coach
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Wave's undefeated team bound for Hall
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2008 TULANE HALL OF FAME CLASS

Blog: Here and there with the Cougars
Houston Chronicle

Blog: Why no baseball at UTEP?
El Paso Times

June 28, 2008

Eagle Club is soaring
   The Southern Miss Eagle Club has hit a mark of $2 million dollars raised in this budgetary year, which is above a $200,000 jump from any previous record campaign.
Hattiesburg American

Walker CB Wilson commits to USM
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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College recruiting has no offseason
   It's a process that begins with hundreds of names on a board, spanning the country and occasionally beyond.
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Herd hoops gets verbal from high school sophomore

With three years to play, Ripley's Chase Fischer commits to Marshall
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Dallas Morning News
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SMU, UNT to renew football series in 2014
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DeSoto lineman picks SMU

Ex-Blue Jacket Mitchell commits to UAB
Savannah Morning News

From the Orlando Sentinel
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UCF hires ex-Providence assistant Steve DeMeo as basketball assistant
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UCF lands Edgewater DB Henry Wright for 5th commitment

Tom Penders to be Inducted into Fairfield Country (Conn.) Sports Hall of Fame
conferenceusa.com

Ex-UH sprinter Perry to compete at Olympic trials today
Houston Chronicle

Houston high on Dorsey
Memphis Commercial Appeal

June 27, 2008

Memphis' Derrick Rose Selected No. 1 In 2008 NBA Draft By Chicago Bulls
conferenceusa.com

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Tigers' Rose picked first in NBA Draft by Bulls
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Chris Douglas-Roberts tumbles to second round
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Tigers release women's golf coach Bruun

UAB baseball coach Shoop gets contract extension
Birmingham News

Millsap headed to UAB
Monroe (LA) Daily Advertiser

From the Bleacher Report
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UAB Football Preview- Will the Blazers Be Better in 2008?
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Houston Cougars Football Preview- Sumlin Hopes for Big Splash in First Year

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Ballooning guarantees won't help Herd at Wisconsin
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Outpouring of Herd fans soothes grieving Goddards

Dotson tackles new challenge
   Former Southern Miss basketball player Demar Dotson is hard at work to make sure he gets on the football field for coach Larry Fedora this fall.
Hattiesburg American

Price of success
   Steve Kragthorpe remains passionate when discussing his four years as the University of Tulsa's football coach.
Tulsa World

Owls in the summer leagues; etc
Houston Chronicle

From the Orlando Sentinel
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UCF lands Georgia tight end for 4th commitment for 2009
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Former UCF hoops coach Joe Dean Jr. lands a football job

June 26, 2008

UCF Baseball Coaches Getting Acquainted with their new Surroundings
cstv.com

Four Southern Miss Football Players Recognized by Blue Ribbon Magazine
conferenceusa.com

Signees arrive on campus
Hattiesburg American

Blazers get transfer from Louisiana-Lafayette
Birmingham News

Herd's Williams takes coaching to the Internet
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Despite depth Herd recruiting running backs
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Houston Chronicle
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AROUND SPORTS- Assistant added to Rice hoops staff
-Rice golfer Whitehead a winner in the making

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Grizzlies last team to evaluate weary Douglas-Roberts
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Derrick Rose set to make history as Tigers' first No. 1 draft pick
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U of M notes: King set for Olympic Trials

The dream begins- Freshmen spend summer in El Paso
El Paso Times

June 25, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Blazers Summer Baseball Report
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UCF Men's Basketball Fastbreak

Shewey Athletics Building becoming 'top-notch facility'
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Herd draftees begin pro careers
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Marshall connection in College World Series

From the El Paso Times
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Hanany earns one last honor as Miner
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UTEP's ESPN friend

Favre still looks good, but don't count on seeing a comeback
The Virginian Pilot

June 24, 2008

Rooney Tags LSU's Godwin to Help Lead the UCF Baseball Program
cstv.com

Baseball's Godwin to Join Rooney's UCF Staff
LSUSports.net

UCF police arrest running back Ricky Kay
   Sophomore University of Central Florida football player Ricky Kay was arrested early Saturday and charged with a felony and a misdemeanor for an incident that occurred on campus and caused more than $5,000 in damage.
Orlando Sentinel

A history of recruiting; how coaches have stayed a step ahead
SI.com

Green Wave set to add to athletic department
New Orleans Times Picayune

USM cross country coach quits
Hattiesburg American

From the Tulsa World
-Watching, waiting
   David Johnson's patience has been tested during the past three football seasons.
-TU to play three in Canada

June 23, 2008

Looking for this year's 'BCS buster'
Charleston Gazette

From the Bleacher Report
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Coaches of The Future- C-USA and MAC
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Memphis Tigers Football- Primed For Another Bowl Bid

Southern Miss coach resigns
Hattiesburg American

From the Orlando Sentinel
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UCF sports budget not taking same hits as school budget
Video of UCF's new basketball practice facility

Herd's Waggoner is named coach of year
Huntington Herald-Dispatch