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July 13, 2008
Embrace Your Geekness Day

2nd place socks for Pirates
   In Thursday's Strongman Competition on the practice fields at East Carolina University, the winning team went home with a trophy. Second place got socks.
New Bern Sun Journal

Cape League- Orleans, Cotuit play to bizarre tie
   Trent Ashcraft (East Carolina) finished 4-for-5 for the Mets (15-9).
Cape Cod Times

July 12, 2008

Myatt: View from the 'ville
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Carson: Merritt's merits evident early

– Updated ECU Recruiting Thumbnails (Will Simmons)
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
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ECU Programs Honored By C-USA
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Hodge Completes Lady Pirate Coaching Staff

Hodge hops aboard Pirate ship
   Roger Hodge has been named an assistant coach for the East Carolina women’s basketball program
Washington Daily News

ECU lands in-state lineman
   Hertford’s Simmons commits to Pirates
Fayetteville Observer

July 11, 2008
Cow Appreciation Day / Dress Like a Cow Day
Bowdler's Day
UN World Population Day
Birthday - President John Quincy Adams (6th President)

Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
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Strongman Competition: The strong get stronger

Bonesville.net

ECU Linebacker Joyner Suspended Indefinitely
   East Carolina freshman linebacker Max Joyner has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules according to an announcement from head football coach Skip Holtz Thursday afternoon.
ecupirates.com

ECU holds Super Bowl of the summer
   East Carolina’s football team got back into competition mode Thursday.
Washington Daily News

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates cash in on summer training at annual Strongman
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Joyner suspended from ECU football team
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Former surgery chief returns to lead Brody School of Medicine

Training camp battles: AFC South
sportsline.com

July 10, 2008
Clerihew Day
Don’t Step on a Bee Day
Admission Day (Wyoming)

Batten: Football Recruiting Report
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Prep star Terry evokes déjà vu for coach
– Class of 2009 ECU Football Recruiting Thumbnails
Bonesville.net

Mack McCarthy's Letters of Marque - Week 8
ecupirates.com

Pirates feel offseason regimen could lead to a 10-win season
Washington Daily News

Hodge leaves AASU for assistant's job at East Carolina
   Roger Hodge, Armstrong Atlantic State University's all-time winningest women's basketball head coach, said the opportunity to work for ECU coach Sharon Baldwin-Tener was too great to turn down.
Savannah Morning News

AASU's Hodge Steps Down
WTOC.com

Final Power Rankings- Cream rises to the top
Rivals.com

Harris to coach Denbigh football
   Former Ferguson star Marcellus Harris III replaces Tracy Harrod.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Cape League- Dominguez powers Mets
   Kyle Roller (East Carolina) hit his second home run of the season in the ninth. Roller went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI.
Cape Cod Times

From the Fayetteville Observer
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Scotland RB Terry commits to ECU
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Preps: South View's Calvin returns from ACL injury

Titans pleased with rookie Johnson
RotoTimes.com

July 9, 2008

Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Pirates working hard to get ready

Bonesville.net

From the East Carolinian
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ECU football season kicks off next month
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Merritt trades purple and gold for red, white and blue

Titans rookie is quickly impressive
   Long before the NFL Draft, the Titans knew Chris Johnson had quick feet.  Now they know he's a quick study.
The Tennessean

ECU’s Wilson hoping for big season
   Even after a grueling workout on a hot, sunny afternoon, C.J. Wilson walked away from the Cliff Moore Practice Facility with a smile on his face.
Washington Daily News

Beating the heat
   Ice sports explode locally
Greenville Daily Reflector

Bass, Varner post best scores at Skyview
   Varner, 17, is headed to East Carolina, where he will play on the golf team.
Asheville Citizen-Times

Great Scot!
   The 23-year-old East Carolina University student, who grew up near Charlotte, has taken the Highland Games circuit by storm during his young career.
Mountain Xpress

Cape League- Hernandez dazzles again
   Hyannis (11-9) broke Hernandez's shutout bid with a Trent Ashcraft (East Carolina) run-scoring infield single in the fifth inning.
Cape Cod Times

July 8, 2008
Video Games Day
Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama (SCUD) Day

Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Pirates working hard to get ready

Bonesville.net

Its A Saturday Night Special- Your 15 Week 2008 College Football Road Map
bleacherreport.com

CFL Notebook
   Saskatchewan lost quarterback Marcus Crandell to a hamstring injury in Friday night's win over the BC Lions.
Canada.com

Same issue in Tennessee- Does VY have enough weapons?
USA Today

Cape League- Orleans wins fourth in a row
   The Braves' Kyle Roller (East Carolina) drilled a 3-2 pitch over the left-field fence in the top of the 10th to give Bourne a share of first place
Cape Cod Times

July 7, 2008
Father & Daughter Take a Walk Day
Birthday - Ringo Starr (musician)
Running of the Bulls (Spain)

O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 349
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Expectations should be tempered by history

Bonesville.net

Around Campus: ECU hosts conference on youth fitness
Greenville Daily Reflector

 

July 13, 2008

You'd better sit down- Price of SEC football seats soars
Birmingham News

Can a choirboy be USC’s savior at QB?
Columbia (SC) State

USC could finally get a blowout win
   The Blazers put up a whopping 19.6 points a game last season, worst in Conference USA by close to a touchdown a game.
Charleston (SC) Post Courier

Clemson's talent level puts ACC football championship in sight
Greenville (SC) News

"Father of Clemson soccer" dies
Anderson Independent

In the internet age, anything student-athletes do is fair game for bloggers
Fayetteville Observer

No stopping Busch
Winston Salem Journal

Bobcats' 7-footer Ajinca has room to grow
Charlotte Observer

July 12, 2008

McGee receives honor
Raleigh News and Observer

MacKenzie leads John Deere
Barre Montpelier (VT) Times Argus (AP)

WVU had Rich Rod in a corner
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Stabler takes leave from University of Alabama broadcasts
Birmingham News

USC seeks new deal for Hyman
Columbia (SC) State

Clemson survives economic woes
Anderson Independent

National: WAC to get boost from ESPN
   Proposed deal would increase exposure, pay $4 million per year
Honolulu Advertiser

National- WAC agrees to expanded, richer television deal with ESPN
Idaho Statesman

From the Charlotte Observer
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There's more to Bobcats' offense
-GM- Team intends to keep Okafor
-Obama passes on potential NASCAR sponsorship
-Brett Favre wants release from Packers
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Q&A with Muhsin Muhammad

July 11, 2008

Settlement makes a 'statement'
   Pastilong glad to see matter behind WVU
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Preview 2008 North Carolina State
CollegeFootballNews.com

Team preview- North Carolina @ Chapel Hill - College Football
ESPN.com

Why the surge in ticket sales at UNC-CH?
Greensboro News-Record

Richard Petty- 50 years of racing
Fayetteville Observer

Teams push ticket scalping
Raleigh News and Observer

From the Charlotte Observer
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Okafor playing waiting game
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Witness to excellence
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Q&A with Panther cornerback Ken Lucas

USC-Clemson most underrated rivalry?
Columbia (SC) State

July 10, 2008

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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A quick finish to a long, ugly battle
   As it turns out, maybe Rich Rodriguez isn't the only former high-profile West Virginia coach who needs a hug every now and then.
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Time to move on

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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WVU board votes to accept settlement with Rodriguez
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WVU issues news release to hail settlement with Rodriguez

Starting times announced for five WVU home games
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

NCHSAA responds to college game on Friday
Burlington Times-News

Look for fireworks at Kenan
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Charlotte Observer
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No summer break
   Davidson star Curry has been busy learning new job
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Clippers could pursue Okafor
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Stewart will fight odds with owner/driver past

Canes top off signing season with LaRose
Raleigh News and Observer

July 9, 2008

SN's team previews- No. 45 NC State
SportingNews.com

From CollegeFootballNews.com
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TV Listings - 2008
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Preview 2008 - Duke Blue Devils
-Preview 2008 - CFN Georgia Tech Preview

WVU's 'Stew' may soon boil over on Rodriguez rancor
   New Mountaineer coach has taken shots from his former boss, may start punching back soon
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

WVU’s Brown loves to study playbook
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Tar Heels a hot ticket
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Pack prefers 5-year pacts
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Brown shows bounce
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Lawson's day in court delayed

Are you ready from some (outdoor) football?
Anderson Independent

Duke football players, coaches clean up campus
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Charlotte Observer
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Q&A with Panthers QB Jake Delhomme
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Stewart leaving Gibbs
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Lowe's contract stays 5 years
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Bobcats back home in the gym

Vick files bankruptcy
Roanoke Times

July 8, 2008

From CollegeFootballNews.com
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Preview 2008 - Wake Forest Demon Deacons
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Preview 2008 - CFN Maryland Terrapins
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Preview 2008 - Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

Ex-Tech offensive coordinator to join Curry's staff
   Bond, Pugh and Thompson expected to be first assistants hired
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cashflow is the key for building success in NCAA
   Three weeks into his tenure at Duke, athletic director Kevin White has managed to meet with all but one of his head coaches and with many senior administrators.
Durham Herald-Sun

Duke football playing catch-up
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Duke AD pushes renovation of football stadium
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ACC hires longtime State aide

Tanner gets his man in Holbrook
   Gamecocks snag former Tar Heels assistant, recruiter to complete staff
Columbia (SC) State

Garbage time- Vols P to pick up litter after DUI
Fox Sports

NCAA Football 09 Video Game Team Ratings
bleacherreport.com

From the Wilmington Star-News
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Charlotte man buys letter written by teenage Hank Aaron
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What's your pre-game meal?

McDaniel’s status for regular season yet to be determined
Anderson Independent

From the Charlotte Observer
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5 Big Issues for the Bobcats
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Morrison mending from knee injury

July 7, 2008

From CollegeFootballNews.com
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Blog ... The Big East Manifesto 
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Blog... Championship Game Hurts SEC

There's no undoing the RichRod mess
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Former A&M, Chargers safety Kiel dies after crash
Houston Chronicle

Paladins add four games to TV schedule
Greenville (SC) News

Who truly wants to douse football's fires?
Birmingham News

AMAZING- Earnhardt says some drivers went crazy at the end
Winston Salem Journal

 

July 13, 2008

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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New fields can benefit programs
   As Marshall University continues its quest to get a baseball field of its own after 102 years of play, several other universities in Conference USA have already seen the benefits of what building a field can do for their respective programs.
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Land, financing challenges for MU baseball stadium
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Raze arena and build baseball park there

From the Hattiesburg American
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How 'suite' it is!
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USM committed to finishing project by football season

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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USM stadium expansion on pace for start of '08 season
   34 new suites will vary in size, length of lease and be available for tenants' use during off-season
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Roberts Stadium addition opens up west side seats

Houston...We Don't Have a Problem!
Bleacher Report

Cougars football- Interview with Andre Kohn
Houston Chronicle

From the Tulsa World
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Football season not a good time to double date
   What a difference a day makes, especially when that day is Dec. 7, 2008.
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TU duo to double up duties

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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In a tough town, Tyreke Evans' brothers keep Memphis-bound star grounded
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Tiger Scholarship Fund reaches new mark
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Calipari wants players to keep tabs on their progress

July 12, 2008

Q&A WITH C-USA COMMISSIONER BRITTON BANOWSKY
Tulsa World

It's official: Doneal Mack is back with the Tigers
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From ConferenceUSA.com
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Mack To Return To Memphis
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Southern Miss: Updated Football Construction Photos

From the Hattiesburg American
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USM athletics stays solvent
   The Southern Miss athletic department came out in the clear after a financially straining 2007-08 fiscal year came that to an end in June.
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USM mines for gold
   Southern Miss unveiled a revamping of the "Go Gold" marketing campaign on Thursday and announced an advertising effort to promote the university's merchandise.
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Harrelson joins Southern Miss staff
   Southern Miss head baseball coach Corky Palmer announced today the addition of Richy Harrelson to the Southern Miss coaching staff.

SMU AD Orsini not going to Notre Dame
Dallas Morning News

Florida basketball star commits to Marshall
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Marshall to sign 6-6 shooting guard
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Former Herd basketball star Toothman dies
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

July 11, 2008

UH, Texas Tech to start two-year football series in 2009
   UH athletic director Dave Maggard has been working to upgrade the Cougars' non-conference schedule and believes landing a game against Texas Tech, ranked No. 22 in last season's final AP poll, is a big step in that direction.
Houston Chronicle

From ConferenceUSA.com
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Morcos Tabbed for Rice Staff
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UCF Football Releases Game Times For 2008 Home Schedule

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Marshall hoops coaches very visible in evaluation period
-Marshall to open WVU ticket sales July 17

SMU recruit released from letter of intent
Dallas Morning News

From the Hattiesburg American
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Harrelson replaces Martin on baseball coaching staff
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Bubba breaks through
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Three ex-Golden Eagles to play in AFL conference championship

UCF football team to play mostly night games in 2008
Orlando Sentinel

Texas game costs
El Paso Times

Model- TU
   Tulsa has become Titletown of Conference USA.
Tulsa World

July 10, 2008

From ConferenceUSA.com
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Conference USA Names 2007-08 Athletes of the Year
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Tigers Tate working back into form
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UCF Senior Pat Brown Holds National Mark For Consecutive Starts At Left Tackle

He's stronger, faster
   What Damion Fletcher has done in two seasons at Southern Miss as an undersized running back is remarkable.
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Signee awaiting clearance
Hattiesburg American

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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No place like home
   The odds are usually stacked against walk-ons, but the environment at Southern Miss was conducive to Bubba Kirksey making an impact this spring.
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Fedora set for Jackson next week

Doubly special- UAB's Taylor twins play in NBA summer league, get to spend time together
Birmingham News

Jones to be featured at SMU kickoff lunch
Dallas Morning News

From the Houston Chronicle
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Owls coming, moving and infirmed
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No Cougars at Fonde

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Chris Douglas-Roberts named C-USA's top male athlete
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Ex-Tiger Uggla to participate in home run derby

Countdown to C-USA tourney under way
Tulsa World

July 9, 2008

From ConferenceUSA.com
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Tulane's Rick Jones Named 2009 USA Baseball National Team Coach
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Russell Stockton Named Assistant Baseball Coach at Houston

Wave's Jones to coach USA
New Orleans Times Picayune

Doneal Mack wants to return to University of Memphis
   Doneal Mack, who transferred from the University of Memphis basketball team last month, is working to reconcile with Tigers coach John Calipari and return to the program.
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Dayton, ETSU on hoop schedule
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Funeral services for longtime Marshall team doctor Ricard set for Wednesday
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Group of Miners to compete in Olympics
El Paso Times

July 8, 2008

Conference USA - Football
USA Today

Opponent preview- Southern Miss
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From ConferenceUSA.com
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Southern Miss Baseball Adds Fifth Junior College All-American to 2009 Signing Class
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UCF's Burnett Named To The Jim Thorpe Award Watch List
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Tulane Women's Basketball to Open 2008-09 Season in WNIT

Tulane to open in Preseason NIT
New Orleans Times Picayune

Blazers land IU transfer
Birmingham News

Former Marshall player's murder a painful reminder
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Donte Newsome's family sets up fund
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Friends, family honor Newsome at vigil

SMU's Jones plans reunion banquet
Dallas Morning News

From the Hattiesburg American
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USM promotions go all out
   The Southern Miss plan is simple.
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Technology improving football promotions

July 7, 2008

Opponent preview- Marshall
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Blog ... Who is this year's Hawai'i? 
CollegeFootballNews.com

FROM MY SEAT- 'Coastal Memphis'
Memphis Flyer