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August 10, 2008
National Duran Duran Appreciation Day
Anniversary - Smithsonian Institution
Tish B'av or Fast of Ab (Jewish)
Birthday - President Herbert Hoover (31st President)

Pirates Complete First Scrimmage
    The Pirate defense held the offense to only three yards per rush while senior Patrick Pinkney completed 12-of-21 passes for 182 yards and sophomore T.J. Terrell hauled down seven catches for 114 yards to highlight East Carolina's first intra-squad scrimmage of preseason camp Saturday afternoon
ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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East Carolina grad competing in Beijing Olympics
-Rating the receivers
-Wide open race at wideout

Pirates search for depth in first scrimmage
    East Carolina coach Skip Holtz treated the Pirates’ first intra-squad scrimmage in the same manner that an NFL coach treats the preseason opener: He got a quick glimpse of his starters, then relegated them to the sidelines for the afternoon as he took a look at the reserves.
Washington Daily News

East Carolina youngsters get most of the reps in first scrimmage
New Bern Sun Journal

Johnson enjoys sensational rookie debut
Titansonline.com

Pre WK 1 Can't-Miss Play: Johnson TD run
NFL.com

Chris Johnson scores 66-yard TD, Tennessee Titans never trail in beating St. Louis Rams 34-13
Orlando Sentinel (AP)

Minnesota Vikings receiver Aundrae Allison confident he's ready for a breakout season
    Vikings receiver Aundrae Allison is a 'free rider,' according to his coaches. But for the Vikings, that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Pioneer Press

Garrard and Jacksonville take preseason opener over Atlanta
Sports Network

Camp Confidential: Garrard comfortable in leadership role - NFL
ESPN

August 9, 2008
Nagasaki Day
National Garage Sale Day
Perseid Meteor Showers
UN International Day of the World's Indigenous People
Veep Day

From Bonesville.net
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Cherubini: Bonesville The Magazine Teaser
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NFL Star Knew He Could Always Come Home

Talk FM: TOT

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Prep For First Scrimmage Of Camp
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Volleyball Team Holds First Practice Of 2008

Wilson looking to improve
    It may just be a scrimmage, but it’s another opportunity for C.J. Wilson to improve.
Washington Daily News

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Spots up for grabs at Pirate scrimmage
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ECU construction faculty, students make China trip 

Two Former Raiders Look Toward New Season with Pirates
Richmond County Daily Journal

Johnson, rookies anxious for NFL debuts
Titansonline.com

Tennessee Titans set to show offensive progress
    Former East Carolina back-of-all-trades wants to see how game-ready he is for the NFL.
Chattanooga Times Free Press

August 8, 2008
Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony
Kool-Aid Days
Happiness Happens Day
Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbors' Porch Night

From Bonesville.net
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Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
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Siblings set high bar for Kupets

Talk FM: TOT (Former Chancellor, Jim Ensor)

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Continue Camp, Return To Shells
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Five Selected To ECU Hall Of Fame
    Carson, Davis, Irvin, Morrison and Pinkney selected as the newest ECU Hall Of Fame members
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Mack McCarthy's Letters of Marque - Week 12
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Soccer Opens 2008 Preseason Camp
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Dierks Bentley To Play At Minges Coliseum

ECU Baseball To Hold Walk-On Tryouts
CSTV.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirate QBs comfortable with their split roles
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Two former ECU coaches selected for latest Hall class 

Lawhorn brothers beat the odds and now are Potomac teammates
InsideNoVA.com

Pirates will play anyone, anywhere
    Pirates fan or not, you’ve got to admire East Carolina coach Skip Holtz’s attitude.
Washington Daily News

Groin injury will sideline tight end Blakley awhile
    Chavous, an NFL draft authority in his spare time, said he was impressed with Titans running back Chris Johnson when he came out of East Carolina
The Tennessean

Around Campus: More Than a Full House: WSSU tries to fit in biggest freshman class
    At least two other schools in the UNC system, Elizabeth City State University and East Carolina University, are having similar space crunches.
Winston-Salem Journal

Preps: Bearcats look to speed ahead
    Cook has scholarship offers from East Carolina and Western Carolina.
Asheville Citizen-Times

Alternate, And At Times Embarrassing, Traditions In Football
850 The Buzz

August 7, 2008
Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day
Chinese Valentine's Day/Daughter's Day
Professional Speakers Day
National Lighthouse Day

From Bonesville.net
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Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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The swagger is back
Talk FM: TOT

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Bounce Back In First Two-A-Day
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Shannon Johnston Named To Volleyball Staff
    Former Louisiana Tech Standout Named Assistant Coach

Lucky No. 6? ECU's Rogers hopes so
    There's a No. 6 busting through the line of scrimmage regularly at East Carolina football camp this August, and that number might be very fitting.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Enthusiasm swirls around ECU's campus
New Bern Sun Journal

OPINION - August means football for fans
Goldsboro News Argus

Young and (getting) restless
sportingnews.com

August 6, 2008
National Fresh Breath Day
Anniversary - Hiroshima Day
Anniversary - Voting Rights Act of 1965 Signed

From Bonesville.net
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Batten: Football Recruiting Report
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Wayne destined for Pirates' RB corps
-BVL: Updated Recruiting Thumbnails
Talk FM: TOT

From ecupirates.com
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ECU Turns In First Full-Pad Workout
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Bools Competes At U.S. Women's Amateur Championship

Simmons' second season set for sizzle
    For the moment, the biggest claim to fame for Travis Simmons is being third cousin to New Orleans Saints running back and 2005 Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush...That's about to get bumped.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates get in first licks of season
Washington Daily News

Allison tries to rewrite his role in second season with Vikings
    The aspiring screenwriter wants to prove he can be a receiving threat.
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Scout’s Notebook: WR Aundrae Allison
scout.com

Merritt's brother runs with him
Philadelphia Daily News

August 5, 2008
National Night Out

From Bonesville.net
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Myatt: View from the 'ville
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Ticket sales jumpstart stadium plans

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BVL: Updated Recruiting Thumbnails (Scotty Wayne)
Talk FM: TOT

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Prepare For First Full-Pad Session
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Cotto To Run For Puerto Rico In Beijing

Interior motives
    Upgrades part of ECU's game plan to bolster football program
Greenville Daily Reflector

‘Dazzling Dwayne’ on the go
    Dwayne Harris showed flashes of how special a player he could be last year.
Washington Daily News

Johnson's speed impresses Titans
Titansonline.com

Former East Carolina standout has creative plans after the NFL
Wilmington Star News (AP)

Preps: Rowan set for rematch with Wayne
    Wayne County American Legion has several ECU signees.
Salisbury Post

How a spider tale spins
    Since he came to East Carolina University six years ago, Dr. Jason Bond has named four spiders after people
Raleigh News & Observer

August 4, 2008
U.S. Coast Guard Day

O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 352
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Pinkney no longer a secret for ECU

Bonesville.net

Pirates Practice In Shells For First Time
ecupirates.com

Campbell makes a heart-warming return to the football field
    A couple of years ago, Terence Campbell’s future at East Carolina looked bright
Washington Daily News

Back and ready for redemption
New Bern Sun Journal

Lifelong UGA fan sticking with East Carolina
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Allison writing script for NFL success
    Former ECU star learning on job
Raleigh News & Observer (AP)

Johnson's speed impresses Titans
Salisbury Post (AP)

 

August 10, 2008

Hokies young but hopeful
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Hokies undecided on starting QB
Washington Times

From the Roanoke Times
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Many questions still need answers
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Virginia hopes to tune out distractions
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Slideshow: In the light

Unanswered Questions with Hokies
WSET

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
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Hokies expecting to boost offense
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No urgency in Tech's QB call
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ODU's past, future merge
    Football's return to campus stirs emotions in one Virginia Beach man who is a big part of its past.

From the The Virginian Pilot
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Hokies' star cornerback intent on being a receiver, too
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Here comes the flood ...
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Redskins QBs again sharp in 17-14 win over Bills

Panthers start strong, Kasay finishes it off
Charlotte Observer

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Trustee explains actions
    Accusations about conduct of campus police had long been brushed aside, Floyd says
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Offense catches a spark in scrimmage

‘Pad-poppin’ first scrimmage for WVU
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Fumbles aside, first scrimmage solid
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Flaws in passing game being addressed

Heels try to get in the zone
Raleigh News and Observer

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Some good, some bad at scrimmage
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Devils' Boyette goes down with a leg injury

Clemson releases drug test results, secondary violations
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Ready or not, Glennon stands out in the Wolfpack's QB crowd
Wilmington Star-News

From the Winston Salem Journal
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A Brand New Ball Game: Cutcliffe demanding of his quarterbacks at Duke
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Boldin sharp in Deacs' scrimmage

August 9, 2008

Judging the schedules by 'winnability' factor
Roanoke Times

Mountaineers Look Good Behind Closed Doors
West Virginia MetroNews

WVU's Sanders takes reps at tailback
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

Starks, Sanders back at their old positions
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Seat fees to raise cost of a season at USC stadium
    Starting in ’09, season-ticket holders must pay a premium for right to purchase seats
Columbia (SC) State

From the Greenville (SC) News
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Gamecocks set up Yearly Equtable Seating plan
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USC Board approves licensing fees for 48,500 seats at Williams-Brice
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Hyman calls new fee donation, not tax

Eagles Picked Third In ODAC
    The most notable of the returning class of quarterbacks is Guilford's Josh Vogelbach, who is only 2,702 yards and 45 touchdowns away from becoming the all-time leader in D-III. Last year, the East Carolina transfer passed for 3,618 yards, completing 63.9 percent of 518 passes for 35 touchdowns with 18 interceptions.
Harrisonburg Daily News Record

NCAA denies Mauk's final eligibility appeal at Cincinnati
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Winston Salem Journal
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Two newcomers could play early for Mountaineers
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Deacs to work on hanging onto the ball in scrimmage

UVa coaches, players stunned by death of former fullback Bradley in N.C.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Heels add Jones to roster
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Statue designed to send Pack into a 'Fury'
    Two weeks ago, N.C. State placed a new bronze statue of a snarling wolf at the tunnel entrance to Carter-Finley Stadium.
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Redskins eager to see some vets play
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Panthers seeking answers
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Jones needs speed to make final
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Relative of US Olympic coach killed in Beijing

Reddick no longer with Tar Heels
New Bern Sun Journal

Cutcliffe promises 'chaos' at Wade
Durham Herald-Sun

Restoring lost luster top priority for 'Noles
Roanoke Times

Jake, Peppers stand out as preseason starts tonight
Charlotte Observer

National notebook: Week 1 of training camp comes to a close
SportingNews.com

August 8, 2008

2008 CFN ACC Preview
collegefootballnews.com

Clemson fundraising efforts bring recognition
    Other schools recognized in Clemson’s category for overall improvement included East Carolina University; Michigan State University; University of California, Irvine; University of Florida; University of Maine; University of Texas at Austin; and West Virginia University.
Anderson Independent Mail

Floyd’s comments damage credibility
    Unfounded charges that campus officers are targeting athletes are an embarrassment to the USC board of trustees and to the university.
Columbia (SC) State

NFL suspends Jimmy Williams
    Former Bethel High and Virginia Tech defensive back Jimmy Williams has been suspended for five games by the NFL, Pro Football Weekly reports.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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White's 'python' striking in camp
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Notebook: Lyons coming along slowly at wideout

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
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Clemson product Holden scores lone goal in U.S. soccer victory
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Dorman's Sowell de-commits from UNC-CH

From the Charlotte Observer
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JAKE'S ARM
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Scrimmage unveils defects in Wolfpack's line

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Second to none: First-year coach helps build confidence in Duke's DBs
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Paulus, Sexton in competition for backup QB

Wife of Deacons assistant basketball coach dies at age 44
Greensboro News-Record (AP)

Tigers' '08 schedule has dangerous bookends
Greenville (SC) News

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Interactive Graphic (FLASH): Olympic Athletes with connections to NC
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Canes getting an early start

From the Roanoke Times
Talkin' football
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Virginia hopes to tune out distractions

Mississippi QBs New York favorites
Biloxi Sun Herald

August 7, 2008

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Notebook: Hogan making smooth switch to corner
    There are no tickets available for road games at East Carolina or Pitt
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WVU making room for Jalloh
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Beatty sorting out super, er, tailbacks

WVU still unsure who will backup RB Devine
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

WVU billed $332,859 for attorneys' fees in Rodriguez case
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Winston Salem Journal
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Hokies are looking at freshmen to bolster wide-receiver position
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The Guy: Beecher is Gamecocks' leader
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Snapping to It: Bechtel has quickly become favorite to take over from Jarvis as Deacons' long snapper
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Some Lofty Goals: Little wants to be Tar Heels' next 1,000-yard rusher

Shrewd Lewis meets his timetable
Roanoke Times

Cook waiting for word on possible redshirt
rivals.com

From the Charlotte Observer
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Pack QBs Beck, Glennon strong in first scrimmage
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Bobcats release 2008-09 schedule
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Okafor gets just what he wanted in new contract

Pack quarterbacks get a look
    N.C. State coach Tom O'Brien says statistics from closed scrimmage don't tell the whole story
Raleigh News & Observer

UVa receiver eager to return
Hampton Roads Daily Press

USC's first scrimmage rained out
Columbia (SC) State

USC report: Hills loses appeal for redshirt year.
Greenville (SC) News

Devils shop closer to home
    The population of North Carolina has nearly doubled since Duke football coach David Cutcliffe started recruiting in the state as a member of Tennessee's staff a quarter-century ago.
Durham Herald-Sun

Deal with CBS aimed at enhancing Monarchs' revenues
    Old Dominion University is poised to sign a 10-year deal with CBS Collegiate Sports Properties next month, a relationship that will allow the school to lean on its new partner to expand its athletic television and radio presence.
The Virginian Pilot

Favre traded to Jets
Fayetteville Observer (AP)

Kasay last of the original Panthers
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

August 6, 2008

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Lazear ready to step into the middle of things
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Devine's ready for much heavier workload

From the Beckley Register-Herald
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Mountaineers’ Williams hopes to play
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Stewart: ‘Safety spots are going to be a pleasant surprise’

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Mountaineers' secondary continues strong at safety
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WVU offensive linemen take 'attitude adjustment' in line
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Linebacker Williams waiting, itching to return to form

Blog ... Why WVU Won't Win The Big East 
collegefootballnews.com

Plenty is uncertain for Cavaliers
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Va Tech Football Blog
The Virginian Pilot

Cutcliffe gets big recruiting haul
Winston-Salem Journal

Elite recruit may wind up at UNC-CH after all
   Dwight Jones, a wide receiver who was No. 1 in The Fayetteville Observer’s 2006 preseason list of the state’s Top 50 prospects, has learned he is now academically eligible to attend the University of North Carolina (at Chapel Hill).
Fayetteville Observer

Football ticket sales strong for UNC-CH, NCSU
Triangle Business Journal

2008 Preseason Rankings - The Bottom Up
collegefootballnews.com

From The Bleacher Report
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College Football 2008 Bowl Predictions
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Quick and Dirty Picks: Who Will Win College Football Conferences

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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NCSU's Archer to keep it simple
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Heels playing in Maui

Athletic dorms would give coaches one location to keep an eye on players
Anderson Independent

Gamecocks turn to SportSouth
    New arrangement allows more fans with Time Warner to see USC sports
Columbia (SC) State

USC Report: Johnson expects Spurrier to stick around awhile
Greenville (SC) News

Beecher embraces starting quarterback role at USC
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Durham Herald Sun
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Veteran offense has NCCU coaching staff confident
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UNC-CH's Houston takes on mission

Panthers full of confidence, enthusiasm
Charlotte Observer

August 5, 2008

From The Virginian Pilot
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As practice opens, Hokies mull some burning questions
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And you were expecting Michigan?
    Old Dominion University doesn’t play its first I-AA football game until the fall of 2009, but there’s plenty going on between now and then.

Defense ups speed
Roanoke Times

VT's First Practice
WSET

Hokies Open ‘08 Campaign with Plenty of Questions
WSLS.com

New Hokies discovering they have much to learn
Fredericksburg (VA) Free Lance-Star

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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McAfee getting better with age
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Cooper's size not his only obstacle

USC Keeping Straughter Interested
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Ty Lawson's case set for Aug. 19
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Burney's sacrifice a hit with Heels
    CB has given up baseball for football
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Lawyer on Duke's side against Giuliani
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Pack is tapping Georgia talent

Cutcliffe era begins with optimism, 'opening-day jitters'
Durham Herald Sun

Check out the top 25 stadiums in Florida
Orlando Sentinel

CARAY’S WIT WILL ALWAYS ENDURE
Columbia (SC) State

BBQ battle: east versus west
WRAL.com

August 4, 2008

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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WVU hopes to get mileage out of new hybrid back
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Waiting his turn
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Mountaineers look at Hogan on corner

Several rule changes are on tap for the college football season
Anderson Independent

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
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Glennon again faces pressure
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UVa boots cornerback off team

2008 CFN SEC Preview
collegefootballnews.com

Summer of hard work prepares Duke for new season
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Cutcliffe hopes for fast September start
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Spurrier's son will call plays

From the Greenville (SC) News
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Clemson University boasts stacked offense
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Improved Gamecocks can't beat themselves

An auspicious opening night for Latest Redskins makeover
The Virginian Pilot

 

August 10, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Cougars Wrap Up First Week Of Camp
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Herd Football Camp Report: Day 5
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Tigers Go Twice on Saturday, Set for Scrimmage Work Monday
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Southern Miss Completes First Scrimmage
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Tulane Football Continues Fall Camp with Crisp Second Practice
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Tulsa Finishes Third Day of Workouts
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Blazers Hold First Preseason Scrimmage
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UCF Football Preseason Report - Aug. 9
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Miners Score Three Touchdowns in First Scrimmage of the Season

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Herd focusing on third-down stops
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MU Notebook: Herd defenders aggressive in practice
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Steelers could sign Leftwich as a backup

Marshall freshman punter Whitehead confident
Beckley Register-Herald

Notebook: Soph DE making up for lost time
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Bradford sees all sides of game
Hattiesburg American

From the Jackson Clarion Ledger
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USM expects to pass ticket sales mark this week
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Fedora to offense: Pick up the pace

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Tigers star regaining rhythm
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UM football notebook: Waiting for scrimmage
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Time to fix July problem?

UAB offense stars in first scrimmage; defense falters
Birmingham News

From the Tulsa World
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Practice Report Tulsa
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Q&A with Dave Rader

UCF's defensive line set to make an impact
Orlando Sentinel

Blue Chip DE picks Central Florida
New Orleans Times Picayune

This is the UCF Baseball Coaching Staff - Part Three with Cliff Godwin
cstv.com

From the El Paso Times
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Young UTEP Miners players do well Saturday
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Backup puts on show in UTEP Miner football scrimmage

From the Dallas Morning News
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SMU football ticket sales up by 50 percent
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SMU offensive linemen making adjustments

From the Houston Chronicle
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Cougar football: Practice notes
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Owls camp: scrimmage and special teams

August 9, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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2008 UTEP Football Preview
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Cougars To Open Practice To Public
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Herd Football Camp: Day 4
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Golden Eagles Complete First Week of Fall Camp
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Tigers Put on Pads Friday, Set For Two Sessions on Saturday
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Spirits High As Football Takes Field In Day 1 Of Preseason Camp
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Six Mustangs Nominated For College Football All-Name Team
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Moustache Mania Hits the Owls
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Tulsa Finishes Third Day of Workouts
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Blazers Don Full Pads For First Time This Fall
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UTEP Practice Q&A #5: Osia Lewis

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Tigers to beef up facilities
    R.C. Johnson says that $1.5 million -- or about half the cost -- has been raised in the past 10 days toward the construction of a 12,000 square-foot weight room for the football team.
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Former State linebacker settles on U of M
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Football tour: Owls still will lean on offense

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Plenty of good targets for Herd QBs
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MU Notebook: Intensity rising among players in practice
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Pennington signs with Dolphins

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Leggett gets leg up on MU center job
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Notebook: Herd players ready for full pads

Spillman senior leader in Marshall secondary
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

SI smacks Herd with prediction of only one win
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Former Louisiana Tech defensive coordinator brings experience to Southern Miss
Monroe (LA) News Star

Heavy rain can't stop workout
Hattiesburg American

From the Orlando Sentinel
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UCF reserve QB Nate Tice transferring
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UCF receivers lobbying to get the ball more
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Everyone gets hit at UCF's first practice in full pads, including O'Leary
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UCF adds to 2009 football recruiting class with Louisiana lineman

Offense left smiling
Birmingham News

Practice Report Tulsa
Tulsa World

From the El Paso Times
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UTEP surpasses its season ticket record
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James Thomas II sees work in 'slash' role

SMU offensive linemen making adjustments
Dallas Morning News

From the Houston Chronicle
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Cougar football: Practice/scrimmage today
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Owls camp: Mother Nature intervenes

August 8, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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2008 UCF Football Preview
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Houston Football Media Day Press Conference Quotes
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Tigers Forced Inside Thursday, Will Be In Full Pads Friday
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Golden Eagles Complete First Two-A-Day Practice
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Tulsa Finishes Third Day of Workouts
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Blazers Dodge Thunderstorms During Thursday's Practice
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UCF Football Preseason Report - Aug. 7
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UTEP Practice Q&A #4: Trevor Vittatoe

New Houston coach rarin' to go
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From CBSSports.com
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Five things you should know about Conference USA
-Conference USA: New era at Southern Miss promises more victories

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Unpredictable defense
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MU Notebook: Players 'buying in' to new schemes
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With Favre in fold, Jets cut Pennington

Hoskins has grown into tackle role
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Herd veterans taking responsibility as leaders
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Herd's tight end depth thrills more than position coach

UCF's Jordan Dodds took the long way to get his kicks
Orlando Sentinel

UCF savors shot at defending C-USA title
Florida Sun Sentinel

Fedora sees progress
Hattiesburg American

COLLEGE BEAT
    Take a look at the final numbers and it's easy to surmise that the 2007 season was one to forget for the UAB defense.
Bi
rmingham News

Golden Hurricane looks to be the class of C-USA
AL.com

Tu Practice Report
Tulsa World

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
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Anderson ready to roll as Wave's featured back
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Ten questions for Tulane's football team

Top punting job up for grabs among trio of players
El Paso Times

From the Dallas Morning News
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Aikman, Johnston get look at Run and Shoot
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SMU's McCann likes look of secondary

From the Houston Chronicle
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UH defense gets tough under Skladany
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Cougar football: Sneak peek at the new unis
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Owls camp: What can't Thor do?

Postseason experience will help Tulsa
Rivals.com College Basketball

August 7, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Conference USA To Be Well Represented at Beijing Olympic Games
   34 Set To Appear as Competitors, Coaches and Officials Representing 18 Different Countries
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2008 UAB Football Preview
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Cougars Continue Preseason Workouts
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Marshall Football Camp Report #2
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Southern Miss Takes to Field for Sixth Practice of Fall Camp
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UAB Practice in Shoulder Pads For First Time Wednesday
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UCF Football Preseason Report - Aug. 6
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UTEP Practice Q&A #3: Jose Martinez

John McCain Meets With Marshall Football
goherd.com

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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McCain talks with Marshall football team
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McCain visit could change some players' election gameplan
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MU Notebook: Planning helps Snyder keep team on schedule
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Line shows its lighter side

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Notebook: Will Herd coach keep presidential streak alive?
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Sudden depth at running back is a nice problem for Herd

Herd seniors burning to reverse losing ways
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

With academics in order, Herd’s Cox ready to play
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

It will be a fight to the top of C-USA
    High-scoring Tulsa eyeing BCS run
Washington Daily News (AP)

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
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WAVE OF OPTIMISM
    At Tulane this year, they're commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Green Wave's perfect season.
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Florida RB commits to Wave
    Barnett, with 4.47-second speed in the 40-yard dash, chose Tulane over official offers from East Carolina and Navy.

Harrison returns to team
Hattiesburg American

For Bradford, knowing Os helps with Xs
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Fedora says Eagles ready for two-a-days
Biloxi Sun Herald

Winning leads to confidence for UCF Knights
Orlando Sentinel

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Tigers senior OT Pearce bounces back from slow start in 2007
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Tiger football notebook
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Tigers' West sees quarterback improvement in practice

UAB waiting on linebacker Joe Henderson to prove he belongs with Conference USA's best
Birmingham News

From the Tulsa World
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Practice Report Tulsa
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Plain English

From the El Paso Times
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Season ticket sales still brisk for UTEP
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Secondary concerns: Young players could have big role
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Three UTEP defensive starters miss practice

August 6, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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2008 Tulsa Football Preview
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Tropical Storm Edouard Sends Cougars Inside
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Marshall Football Practice is Underway
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Tigers Open Camp With Early Morning Workout
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Rice Photo Gallery: Day Four
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Golden Eagles Practice in Full Pads for the First Time in 2008
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Blazers Go Through Second Preseason Practice On Tuesday
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UCF Football Holds Annual Media Day at Bright House Networks Stadium
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UTEP Practice Q&A #2: Daniel Palmer
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UTEP Men's Basketball Team to Face St. Mary's in Opening Round of Anaheim Classic

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Linebacker duo ready to fill gap
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Senior Ty Griffin finally earns scholarship
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Tigers' coach West pleased with learning, leadership in practice

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Tight ends are a strong spot for Herd
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Team depth shows in practice

Marshall players adjust to no-huddle
Beckley Register-Herald

Freshman punter has linebacker mentality
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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John McCain to meet with Marshall football team
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Altobello tries work over worry on Herd offensive line

Hughes excels at Eagles' practice
Hattiesburg American

RB Harrison, on probation, reinstated
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Orlando Sentinel
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UCF Knights' starting quarterback job still up for grabs
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UCF Coach George O'Leary confident in offensive line's competence

From the Tulsa World
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A mighty heart
    TU's Tennial replaces memories of injuries with a determined, never-give-up attitude
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Practice Report: Tulsa
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TU is Dreaming Big

SMU's new defense still a work in process
Dallas Morning News

From the El Paso Times
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Leading men: UTEP Miner vets know drill for Socorro
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UTEP Notebook: Miners focused on opener at Buffalo

From the Houston Chronicle
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Owls camp: Gracias, Edouard
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Cougar football: Joe Gilbert, Pt. II

Ex-UAB forward Reggie Huffman to pay in Austria
Birmingham News

August 5, 2008

State of the conference: Conference USA
ESPN

From conferenceusa.com
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2008 Tulane Football Preview
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First Practice In The Books For the Cougars
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Tigers Open Camp With Early Morning Workout
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Southern Miss Completes Fourth Practice Monday Afternoon
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Tulsa Goes Through First Practices on Monday
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UAB Football Is Back - Blazers Hold First Practice Of 2008 Fall Camp
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UCF Football Preseason Report - Aug. 4
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UTEP Practice Q&A #1: Bernard Obi

UCF Knights focus on season ahead, not tragic past
Miami Herald

UCF cornerback Neal 'happy to be back' after shooting incident
Orlando Sentinel

UCF's Darius Nall Out Until October After Tumor Removed
Central Florida News

SMU's June Jones gets a look at quintet of QBs
Dallas Morning News

Herd opens practice today, hoping to stay healthy
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

UCF looks for offensive stars
Fort Myers News-Press

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Marshall, Snyder seek return to winning ways
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Count punter, kicker among numerous Marshall storylines

Passmore looking to make a big impact
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Fedora pleased thus far
Hattiesburg American

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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U of M opens football camp
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Tiger football gets commitment from Hardin County quarterback
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Coach West pleased with Tigers' camp debut

From the Tulsa World
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Coach: TU just getting started
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Taking back life
    TU offensive tackle gains perspective while fighting cancer
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TU media day: Quoteboard
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Graham talks about quarterbacks during TU's annual football media day
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Listen to interviews with head coach Todd Graham, and two players

Tulsa notebook
NewsOK.com

Blazers show more progress at this point than season ago
Gadsden Times

College football countdown: Nos. 86-90
Washington Times

August 4, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Cougar Camp Opens, First Practice Monday Afternoon
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Tigers Officially Report on Sunday
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Owls Beat the Weather
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Golden Eagles Complete First Day in Shoulder Pads
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Knights Set To Open Fall Football Camp On Monday
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Miners Look Sharp On Day Two

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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A deeper, hungrier move-in day at MU
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Herd workouts start today with 10-point plan

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
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Marshall players report
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McClellan to test knee as training camp opens
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Blazers motivated to prove team has improved

UAB players, coach Neil Callaway on same page this time around
    This time, fall camp will be different for UAB head football coach Neil Callaway and his football team.
Birmingham News

SMU hits the ground running and shooting today
Dallas Morning News

Players, coaches have high expectations
Hattiesburg American

Fedora pleased with conditioning
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Biloxi Sun-Herald
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Low preseason rankings irk Golden Eagles
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USM signs shortstop Creel

From the Houston Chronicle
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Rice football aims for consistency in '08
    The revolving door of play-callers and shifting ideologies explains in part the Owls’ miserable defensive record of recent years.
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Owls camp: Five pressing gridiron questions (w/video)
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Cougar football: Jim Jeffcoat

Perennial backup provides security for UTEP Miners offense
El Paso Times

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Five things that may decide if the Tigers thrive
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'Excited' Tigers ready to begin

From the Orlando Sentinel
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4 Knights will not take part in fall drills
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UCF death: The aftermath College coaches, athletes must treat the dangers of sickle-cell trait seriously
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College football Time to report

Five questions heading into TU fall camp
Tulsa World