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July 20, 2008
Fast of Tammuz (Jewish)
National Ice Cream Day
Moon Day (Man's First Lunar Landing)
Special Olympics Day

O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 350
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League coaches invade Memphis

Bonesville.net

2008 Conference USA Media Day
ecupirates.com

C-USA Football Media Blitz Live Video Stream
   C-USA Football Media Blitz Presented by AutoZone and the AutoZone Liberty Bowl to Air Sunday, July 20 (4:00 PM, ET)
cstv.com

Jenkins awaits NBDL draft
Greenville Daily Reflector

Motown Matt looking forward to camp
   Matt Butler is trading Salisbury for Detroit, where the Lions' training camp begins Wednesday.
Salisbury Post

Seniors say combines lack luster without college coaches
The Virginian Pilot

WVU: Scary Games
   Which game(s) scare you the most on this year’s Mountaineer schedule?
scout.com

July 19, 2008
National Woodie Wagon Day

ECU linebacker's court case delayed
Greenville Daily Reflector

Great week for Witter
PennLive.com

CFL: Durant knows Crandell's the man
Calgary Herald

Preps: Airing it out...
Fayette (GA) Daily News

Around Campus: BIOFEEDBACK- ECU lab helps Marines
Winston Salem Journal

July 18, 2008
Sports Cliché Week
National Caviar Day

Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
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McCarthy banks on young guns

Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
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ECU Trustees Approve McCarthy Contract
   Pirate Head Basketball Coach's Five-Year Agreement Totals $525,000, Including Bonus and Incentive Packages
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Coach Mack Meets With The Media

McCarthy pleased with Pirates’ additions
   East Carolina basketball coach Mack McCarthy gave a state of the union address on Thursday, which was eerily similar to last season’s get-you-up-to-speed press conference at this time.
Washington Daily News

McCarthy injects energy into ECU hoops
New Bern Sun Journal

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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McCarthy optimistic about Pirates' hoop progress
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Pirates give McCarthy new contract
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Trustees OK plan for ECU freshman housing
   Space concerns prompted the East Carolina University Board of Trustees to approve a plan Thursday for off-campus housing for some incoming freshmen next year.
-Site work begins for new dorm
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Brody school ends year in red, but beats projections
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Teenager's battle with cancer motivates local man into action

Pirates selected second in CUSA East
Goldsboro News Argus

Ex-ECU point guard to get shot in NBA's D-League
Kinston Free Press

Vikings attempt to avoid diminishing
   Aundrae Allison, a wide receiver from East Carolina who is now entering his second year, handled more kicks for Minnesota than anyone else in 2007
RealFootball365.com

July 17, 2008
Wrong Way Corrigan Day
Anniversary - Disneyland Opening

From Bonesville.net
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Myatt: View from the 'ville
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Stay tuned for more of great sports year

Talk FM: TOT

From ecupirates.com
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ECU Picked Second In Preseason Poll
   Pirates Picked To Finish Second In Division, Palmer, Slate and Wilson Honored
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Meet The Pirates Scheduled For Aug. 16
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Mack McCarthy's Letters of Marque - Week 9

Wilson is one of three Pirates to make preseason C-USA squad
   There was a time, not too long ago, when C.J. Wilson wondered if he’d ever get the chance to play Division-I football.
Washington Daily News

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates picked second in C-USA East
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Around Campus: Arachnid immortality
   ECU Scientist discovers Stephen Colbert's desire for spider namesake

Pirates second in preseason C-USA football poll
Fayetteville Observer

ECU/VT Tickets - If you are interested in purchasing select individual game tickets for the neutral site contest, the ECU Ticket office has opened up this limited supply to Pirate Club donors. To purchase tickets to this game, visit ECU's Online Ticket Center.

Virginia Tech-East Carolina game sold out
   Virginia Tech Ticket office sells allotment
hokiesports.com

July 16, 2008
National Personal Chef Day
Anniversary - District of Columbia Established

The Price is right for ECU
   New Bern wideout commits to Pirates
New Bern Sun-Journal

Former Northern High, ECU and pro golfer now radio analyst
   Even on those days when Durham native John Maginnes wasn’t completely on his game, he always managed to talk a good game.
Durham Herald-Sun

Additional tickets for ECU game to be put on sale
   Beginning at 9 a.m today, Virginia Tech's ticket office will make available approximately 1,400 tickets for the Hokies' Aug. 30 opener against East Carolina.
hokiesports.com

Talk FM: TOT
Bonesville.net

July 15, 2008
Saint Swithin's Day
World Youth Day

From Bonesville.net
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Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Strongman event taking on special aura
Talk FM: TOT (Steve Ballard, Jerry Meek)

Soccer Releases 2008 Schedule
   Pirates To Face Five 2007 NCAA Tournament Qualifiers
ecupirates.com

Clemson freshmen talk about playing time
   NEW FACE: Clemson has received a transfer from East Carolina. Kyle Johnson (6-2, 215) is a wide receiver that has already graduated from East Carolina.
Spartanburg Herald Journal

Teen Dies Trying To Hitch Train Ride
Dunn Daily Record

July 14, 2008
International Town Criers Day
Birthday - President Gerald Ford (38th President)
Bastille Day (France)

Batten: Football Recruiting Report
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Simmons relishes war in the trenches
Bonesville.net

ECU's Joseph slims down for bigger impact
   When Linval Joseph jogs onto the football field this fall, East Carolina's fans probably won't recognize him. "The Incredible Bulk" last season at 373 pounds, Joseph is now an impressive 6-foot-6, 300-pound hulk.
Raleigh News and Observer

Hunt heading to ECU
   Torrance Hunt has put the hard part of the college recruiting process behind him. The rising senior at Jordan has committed to play his college football at East Carolina beginning with the 2009 season.
Durham Herald-Sun

Week 1 lines
   Another upset alert for you – East Carolina to possibly knock off Va. Tech as an 11 1/2-point 'dog in Charlotte.
VegasInsider.com

 

July 20, 2008

Names you need to know heading into the ACC football season
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Pack duo sets pace in football
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N.C.'s greatest athletes by number
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Numbers within numbers
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These athletes deserve a look

Still lots to do for Coach Stew
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Greenville (SC) News
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Spurrier building history of winning
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Beecher enjoys role as "The Man" at University of South Carolina
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Clemson defense loaded with talent

From the Charlotte Observer
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Carolina Panthers- 5 keys to success this season
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Q&A with Jon Beason
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These Panthers could be outstanding
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Favre returns to Lambeau Field

Can the Skins' new coach quell the doubters?
The Virginian Pilot

Howard Schnellenberger and the FAU Owls- Time to Put Up or Shut Up
Bleacher Report

July 19, 2008

Midweek games don't bother WVU's Bill Stewart
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Names you need to know heading into the ACC football season

Different methods produce similar results for new WVU strength and conditioning coach
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Is the Triangle ready for some football? We'll see
   Put football and basketball on a balance scale to measure success for the Triangle's three Atlantic Coast Conference schools -- Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State -- and the difference isn't obvious, it's mind-boggling.
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Wolfpack's Evans eager for fall camp
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UNC-CH's Yates ready for action
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A new look on ice
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Basketball player reports watch stolen
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Morgan signs three-year deal

Three receivers commit to Gamecocks
Charleston (SC) Post Courier

Skins' top draft pick avoids holdout, signs a 4-year deal
The Virginian Pilot

Tough Times- Not as bad as things were in 1973, '74 or '79
Winston Salem Journal

July 18, 2008

ACC expansion has not been windfall many envisioned
Myrtle Beach Sun News

Cutcliffe hires 5 new members for Blue Devils' football staff
Winston Salem Journal

For now, football coaches keep it light ... mostly
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Cutcliffe cuts up with area coaches
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Canes' schedule provides challenges

Clippers' move good news for Bobcats' cause
Charlotte Observer

Reports- Tide unlikely to agree to season-opener with Tech
The Virginian-Pilot

Spurrier calls an audible
Columbia (SC) State

From the Greenville (SC) News
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Spurrier stands behind Beecher
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USC report- Spurrier not planning to retire anytime soon

Camden Co. WR waits no longer to pick South Carolina
   Smith picked the Gamecocks over offers from East Carolina, Indiana, and Illinois, among others
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Maryland picks up two more commitments Thursday
   The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Mackall, a strongsider, is a two-star prospect by Rivals, and chose Maryland over East Carolina.
RealFootball365.com

July 17, 2008

Va Tech football changes 2009 opener
Richmond Times Dispatch

Out of gate quickly?
   If I've heard it once, I've heard it about 200 times already. David Cutcliffe better win his first game at Duke, against James Madison on Aug. 30 at Wallace Wade Stadium.
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Canes start at home
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Heels go back to school

From the Columbia (SC) State
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SEC superiority- Don't keep it a secret
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Clemson Football Season Tickets- Money can’t solve everything

Lack of offensive line is scary for more than just Clemson
Anderson Independent

From the Greenville (SC) News
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Purnell's event to support Coaches vs. Cancer
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Smoak playing waiting game

Michigan payment on Rodriguez butout will go to WVU general fund
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

After Devine, who gets the ball?
Charleston (WV) Gazette

July 16, 2008

Mountaineer marketing, MU donations and a Stewart tale
   Ed Pastilong, the WVU AD said his school's football team will resume playing East Carolina after a break.
Charleston (WV) Gazette

WVU offensive line gets top grades from preseason publications
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Carl Pelini- Hokies 'a great measuring stick'
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star

Preseason Countdown: No. 17 Virginia Tech
rivals.com

Recruiting- Elite WR considering FSU, Pembroke
   East Carolina, Marshall and Western Kentucky offered Jones the opportunity to enroll as a partial qualifier, but he would have to sit out the 2008 season
Fayetteville Observer

Clemson University baseball player transfers to Francis Marion
Greenville (SC) News

Jackson joins staff at UNC-CH
   Former Seahawk assistant calls it a 'dream job'
Wilmington Star-News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Sidney Lowe's son sentenced to 15 months
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Pigskin Preview all set

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Bowden calls early praise premature
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Baseball- Polishing the diamond

July 15, 2008

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Jail time likely for Lowe's son after guilty plea
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Billy Packer won't return to CBS
   Packer: I'm done broadcasting
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Brashness set Packer apart
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What they had to say (about Packer)
Grey Blackwell cartoon- Billy Packer Made The Right Call
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Canes re-sign prospects
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No guarantees for Bobcats with Brown

Love him or hate him, commentator Billy Packer had one heck of a run
Anderson Independent

Terps release QB Bass from scholarship
   He had plenty of interest before he signed with Maryland; East Carolina, Louisville, Memphis, Purdue and Western Kentucky also recruited Bass.
Washington Times

USC reserve LB plans transfer
   Source says Gamecocks release Shackleford from scholarship
Columbia (SC) State

Jack Britt's Proctor commits to NC State
   Proctor chose NC State over scholarship offers from East Carolina, Illinois, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and runner-up Georgia Tech.
Fayetteville Observer

Richt sees quarterback, Clemson as right locations
Greenville (SC) News

WVU LB Mortty Ivy eager for season to start
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

July 14, 2008

Expanded ACC revenues on par with other big winners
Greensboro News-Record

Two prospects set to commit to USC
   WR DeAngelo Smith (6-0, 180) of Kingsland, Ga also has offers from Indiana, East Carolina and Western Carolina.
Charleston (SC) Post Courier

College Football- 2008 ACC Preview
Bleacher Report

Sidney Lowe II will be in court today
Raleigh News and Observer

NASCAR not cheap back then either
Wilmington Star-News

 

July 20, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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CBS College Sports Network Features Live, Exclusive Coverage from C-USA Football Media Day
   CBS College Sports Network kicks off the 2008 Conference USA football season with C-USA Football Media Blitz Presented by AutoZone and the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, a special two-and-a-half hour, exclusive live broadcast from C-USA Football Media Day in Memphis.

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Tigers' West understands longevity isn't security
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Finch Center, weight room will soon have a new look

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Mountaineers a tough test for Herd
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Snyder, Slate, Spillman attending C-USA Football Media Blitz
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Players battling for starting spots with Herd hoops

Signee Brown still awaiting NCAA clearance
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Things look up for bottom-picked UAB
Birmingham News

From the Tulsa World
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TU Football- Camp Experience
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TU gets ready for Canada trip

July 19, 2008

2008 C-USA Football Media Day
   League Players and Coaches Will Be on Hand to Preview the Season
conferenceusa.com

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Medical Examiner releases full autopsy report of UCF football player Ereck Plancher
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UCF AD Keith Tribble- 'Our staff advised Ereck of his sickle cell trait'
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NATA statement on sickle cell trait (Adobe Acrobat - 53 kb)
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Ereck Plancher's autopsy report (Adobe Acrobat - 861kb)
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Friends remember Ereck Plancher

Herd loses defensive lineman for part of season
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Low expectations from conference coaches should motivate Herd
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Marshall adds two to softball staff

Opponent preview- Central Florida
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Houston Chronicle
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Solomon- UH's Whitley's impact left lasting mark
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Owls welcome Connor Frizzelle

Fedora golf scramble features big field
Hattiesburg American

LIBERTY BOWL LEGEND: Tommy West Memories mixed for 1974 win
Memphis Commercial Appeal

July 18, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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C-USA Announces 2008 Football Television Schedule
   Nearly 50 National and Regional Games Confirmed
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UAB's Zack Sucher Wins First Match In USA vs. Japan Golf Championships

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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USM assistant Farrar stricken by cancer
   Southern Miss assistant football coach Barney Farrar has been diagnosed with throat cancer, making him the second USM assistant to battle the disease in as many years
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Intense Fedora pulling fans back together

UCF's Fast Start
   Several months after a successful 10-4 season, UCF added a very solid recruiting class for the upcoming 2008 season.
scout.com

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Conference USA coaches wrong about pick of Herd
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Marshall share of Coal Bowl tickets sold out

From the Orlando Sentinel
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UCF coach George O'Leary- 'I'm not having any dialogue' with Sentinel
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Medical examiner- UCF football player Ereck Plancher had sickle cell trait

From the Houston Chronicle
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Stress contributed to UCF receiver's death
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UH's Whitley heads for college football's Hall of Fame

LSU, Tulane tweak schedules
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Damier Pitts' skill overcomes his size
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Herd on TV eight times this season
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Officials should keep working on new MU baseball field

Nat Buring Stadium getting makeover, new name
Memphis Commercial Appeal

July 17, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Conference USA Announces 2008 Preseason Poll
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CBS College Sports Network Features Live, Exclusive Coverage from C-USA Football Media Day
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2008 C-USA Football Media Guide

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Building a stadium- It's not just for the big boys anymore
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UCF football picked to win C-USA Eastern Division
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UCF health report

From the Tulsa World
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Tulsa favored to win C-USA division again
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QB Harrell is leaving Hurricane

C-USA wide open once again in '08
Hattiesburg American

Three Golden Eagles make preseason C-USA team
Biloxi Sun Herald

Herd picked fifth by C-USA coaches
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Opponent preview- Houston
Charleston (WV) Gazette

UAB football players aren't bothered by low preseason ranking
Birmingham News

Toledo hopes his team again is underestimated
New Orleans Times Picayune

Orsini feeling at home at SMU
Dallas Morning News

Tackle takes long road to USM
Hattiesburg American

From the Houston Chronicle
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C-USA coaches speak; Owls dissed?
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Cougar football- Larry Jackson, Pt. II

July 16, 2008

Snyder wants QB question settled quickly
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Herd baseball signs 2nd pitcher from Junior College World Series champs
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Ahmad Bradshaw released from jail

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Tigers' Mack 'feels great to be back'
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Tigers add quarterback for 2008 season

UAB golf coach to watch former Blazer at British Open
Birmingham News

July 15, 2008

Blazers Neal Callaway moves high school camps off campus to attract recruits
Birmingham News

White, Cousins turn down top programs for familiarity of home
   UAB coach Mike Davis first spotted DeMarcus Cousins as coach of Indiana
SI.com

Opponent preview- UAB
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Douglas-Roberts, Shamblin honored
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Career rising fast for new associate director of tickets

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Marshall's incoming basketball recruits starting early
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Wide receiver is committed to Herd program

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Football playoff not in the picture
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Knights are losing fundraiser Leonard
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Former UCF AD Steve Orsini not going to Notre Dame

Alabama standout knows city well
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Around Campus: SMU's fight over potential George W. Bush presidential library site takes another turn
Dallas Morning News

July 14, 2008

Herd lands talented guard in Peña
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Experts Disc. ... The Non-BCSers 
   What percentage of your mental energy do you use on the non-BCS leagues compared to the BCSers?
CollegeFootballNews.com

Cougar football- Tyron Carrier interview
Houston Chronicle