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Conference USA

August 31, 2008

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: ECU-Virginia Tech Game Center
-Myatt:
Pirates reign in Panthers' palace
-O'Brien:
Manhandled no more
-BVL:
ECU-Virginia Tech Box Score
-BVL:
Conference USA Standings, Scores, Schedule
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz post-game remarks
BVL Audio: Frank Beamer post-game remarks

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Upend No. 17 Hokies, 27-22
-Volleyball Picks Up Two More Victories

From the Charlotte Observer
-East Carolina stuffs Va. Tech
-Full Slideshow
-Charlotte gets delightful taste of college football
-Tom Talks | ECU vs. Va. Tech

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-East Carolina beats Va. Tech
-Charlotte native comes up big for Pirates
-Hokies' Beamer praises ECU after season-opening defeat
-Tech decked by Pirates
-Greenville fans celebrate big victory at local bars, eateries
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Scene Around watching the game, Aug. 30
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User submitted photo gallery

From ESPN.com
Pontiac Game-Changing Nominees- Week 1 | Click to vote!
East Carolina returned a blocked punt for a TD to beat No. 17 Virginia Tech
-East Carolina tops VT
-Pirates' treasure
-ECU's Lee is unlikely hero in win over Va. Tech
-Through elation, ECU's Holtz maintains 'It's just one game'

Blocked-punt return lifts ECU to 27-22 win
Winston Salem Journal

From the Washington Daily News
-Lee’s blocked punt leads ECU to win
-Pinkney powers ECU offense

From the New Bern Sun Journal
-Saturday Special
-Senior makes up for early mistakes

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Pirates' block party
-Photo gallery- East Carolina 27, Virginia Tech 22
-Tudor's take- Nothing lucky about ECU

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Beamer impressed by Pinkney's play
-ECU stuns Virginia Tech, 27-22

100% Cotton- High Point native sparks Pirates past Hokies
High Point Enterprise (AP)

Eskridge shows toughness in ECU win
Shelby Star

Former Raider contributes to upset
Richmond County Daily Journal

ECU gaining respect in ACC Country
WRAL.com

Hokies fall to Pirates in season opener
hokiesports.com

From the Roanoke Times
-Arrgh! Hokies sunk
-See photos from the game
-Pinkney secure at helm for East Carolina
-Virgil enjoys big day in Virginia Tech opener
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Virginia Tech game highlights
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Education has begun for young Tech team

ECU turns tables on Tech
  Pirates use a favorite Hokies weapon, special teams, in upset
Richmond Times Dispatch

PIRATES- TWO CAN PLAY 'BEAMERBALL'
Fredericksburg (VA) Free Lance-Star

Hokies suffer a kick in the teeth in opening loss
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Truly ironic
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Tech fumbles ECU game
Virginia Tech Collegiate Times

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-BLOCKED AND CLOCKED
-Virginia Tech stumbles in the clutch, drops season opener to ECU
-Is it time to rip that redshirt off?

From the Lynchburg News and Advance
-Hokies beaten at their own game
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VIRGINIA TECH-EAST CAROLINA SUPERLATIVES
-VIRGINIA TECH NOTES- Missed tackles haunt Hokies

Blocked punt lifts East Carolina past Virginia Tech
USA Today (AP)

East Carolina Stuns Virginia Tech 27-22
College Football News

Jaguars unheralded leaders
    Who knew David Garrard could be a star quarterback in the NFL? Everyone who saw him play at East Carolina
Florida Times-Union

August 30, 2008
Pirate Gameday
National Holistic Pet Day

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: Conference USA Scoreboard
Talk FM: TOT (Denny O'Brien & Nathan Summers)

Charlotte Weather Forecast: Virginia Tech vs. East Carolina
weather.com

From the Charlotte Observer
-Holtz brings passion back to program
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Hokies least likely to succumb
    There are probably six or seven ACC teams that East Carolina would have a reasonable chance of beating on a neutral field to start almost any given season during the Skip Holtz era.

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU gets another shot at Virginia Tech
-Pinkney not an unfamiliar name around ECU

Pirates confident heading into game vs. Hokies in Charlotte
Winston Salem Journal

In East Carolina, the inexperienced Hokies face a feisty foe
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-Virginia Tech can't wait to line up
-Tech's punter regaining his groove just in time
-Merritt beaten by American rival Wariner in Zurich meet

From the Roanoke Times
-Lights, camera, action
-Virginia Tech's offensive line starts season on healthy foot

Virginia Tech seeks quick start against East Carolina
Staunton News Leader

Hokies' Boone Could Be Key Weapon in Opener at East Carolina
TricitiesSports.com

Sturdivant's faith starts paying off
Fredericksburg (VA) Free Lance-Star

From espn.com
-Greetings from Charlotte
-What to watch- Week 1 primer

Virginia Tech at East Carolina
Washington Post

College Football Picks- Virginia Tech Hokies vs East Carolina Pirates
Point-Spreads.com

Volleyball Wins Season Opener
ecupirates.com

August 29, 2008
College Colors Day
"According to Hoyle" Day
More Herbs, Less Salt Day
Anniversary - Hurricane Katrina

From Bonesville.net
-Monroe: Kevin's Keys to the Game
-BVL
: Conference USA Scoreboard
Talk FM: TOT

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-An above average Joe
    While Joe Sloan's one and only career appearance at QB likely went unnoticed by a majority of spectators, there was a man in the stands who lived a dream in that fleeting moment.
-Pirates will road-trip to 'home' game
-Firefighters snuff out flames at famous barbecue restaurant
    The cookhouse of the Skylight Inn barbecue restaurant suffered structural damage Thursday night when its ceiling caught fire.

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Fall At South Carolina, 1-0
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Less Than 200 Tickets Remain For VT-ECU

10 things to watch this weekend
Sporting News

In case you were wondering ...
Baltimore Sun

This time, Pinkney's not a backup
Charlotte Observer

Glennon still Hokies' leader
New Bern Sun-Journal

Youthful Hokies to spar with Pirates
Virginia Tech Collegiate Times

From the Roanoke Times
-Glennon ready to take on starting role for Virginia Tech
Remembering Teits and assessing the Hokies' opener

Skins' first-string offense flat again in lopsided loss
    Garrard, a former East Carolina standout, played three series, going 5 of 8 for 58 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

‘Confessions of Cooter’ contains wisdom
Culpeper Star Exponent

August 28, 2008
Feast of Saint Augustine
Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day

From Bonesville.net
-Myatt:  ECU running out of running backs
-Myatt:  Merritt emerging as money machine
Talk FM: TOT

Handful of Pirates await homecoming
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pinkney ready to lead the way for ECU
Fayetteville Observer

Pirates' Pinkney prepped and ready for Hokies
Raleigh News and Observer

Why Pirates could sink Tech Saturday
Virginia Tech Collegiate Times

August 27, 2008
Birthday - President Lyndon Baines Johnson (36th President)
Birthday - Mother Teresa

From Bonesville.net
Talk FM: Monday QB (Kevin Miller, Trent McGee)
Talk FM: TOT

Holtz, East Carolina University Agree To Tentative Terms Of Proposed Six-Year Contract
ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Holtz gets extension
    Contract deal reaches through 2013
-Two-back takes backseat
    For East Carolina football, the two-back attack is on the back burner. Injuries have forced head coach Skip Holtz to change plans for his running game with the season opener against Virginia Tech coming up Saturday.

ECU signs Holtz to contract extension
Washington Daily News

ECU end mixes mayhem, music
Raleigh News and Observer

Virginia Tech at East Carolina
The Spread

Week 1- Big teams, Not quite so big games?
Bleacher Report

ACC schools set jumbled schedules for basketball
    The Demon Deacons play four non-league games against in-state teams, including a visit to East Carolina.
Burlington Times News

August 26, 2008
National Dog Day
Women's Equality Day

From Bonesville.net
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Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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It's finally that time of the season
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz Game Week Press Conference
Talk FM: TOT

From ecupirates.com
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ECU Gameday Central
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Weekly Press Luncheon Quotes
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Keller Named Defensive Player-of-the-Week

Pirates look toward opener
Greenville Daily Reflector

Injuries change Pirates’ offense
Washington Daily News

Holtz has mixed emotions about taking on Hokies
Raleigh News and Observer

Pirates prepare for Virginia Tech
New Bern Sun Journal

Winning, friend drive Cotton
High Point Enterprise

Tough games sought by ECU
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Pinkney named East Carolina's starting QB
Fayetteville Observer (AP)

Skip to my Lou ...
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Young squad opens in Charlotte against Pirates
Roanoke Times

From hokiesports.com
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Game Notes: Tech to open season against Pirates in Charlotte (.pdf)
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Weekly press conference available free and online

Pinkney to start for ECU; Lindsay injured
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

College Football Notebook
Salisbury Post (AP)

August 25, 2008
Kiss and Make-Up Day
National Secondhand Wardrobe Day
Anniversary - Wizard of Oz (movie)

O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 355
– 
Bucs need more Queen City voyages

Bonesville.net

Soccer Shuts Out Francis Marion, 2-0
    Senior Amber Campbell Sets Career Shutout Mark In Win
ecupirates.com

No doubt about Pinkney's spot under center
Greenville Daily Reflector

Preps: South Point star reveals his top five
Columbia (SC) State

 

August 31, 2008

From the Times-West Virginian
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WVU faces tough task at East Carolina
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Throwing a wrench

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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WVU offensive coordinator, White make mark in opener
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'Nova coach not surprised by WVU's pass frequency
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Notebook- Ivy's big plays stand out on Mountaineer defense

WVU downs Villanova in opener
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Not Standing Pat
msnsportsnet.com

From the Beckley Register-Herald
-White passes WVU to win
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A simple football equation

Crimson tidal wave washes out Clemson
Columbia (SC) State

Alabama routs Clemson, 34-10
Anderson Independent

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Bad day on the bayou
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Back Home- Deacs eyeing improvement in game 2
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Tar Heels come back to win opener 35-27

From the Charlotte Observer
-Oops! UNC ball misses target, lands at Duke
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Panthers cut McClover, Holt

Cut Above- Devils win first under Cutcliffe
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Tate picks up Heels
-Devils dispose of Dukes
-NCCU builds a foundation
-Camels put up a good fight

Campbell debuts with close loss
Fayetteville Observer

Cavaliers crushed
Richmond Times Dispatch

No excuses or rationalizing; Virginia just came up small
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Beecher sits out Saturday's practice because of injury
Greenville (SC) News

What a month for Fresno State
  Bulldogs’ September road lined with Knights, Badgers, Rockets and Bruins.  Other mid-major teams don't schedule as tough.
Fresno Bee

August 30, 2008

Feeling the new season excitement
Fayetteville Observer

WVU kicks off new era
Times-West Virginian

Stew's goal- a good game
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Crimson Tide brace for Clemson's highlight-reel running backs
Birmingham News

From the Greensboro News Record
-Get up early, App fans- LSU game starting at 11 am
-Tar Heels will try to validate hype

LSU gets an early wake-up call to start season
New Orleans Times Picayune

Once Moore: Appalachian goes after a powerhouse again
Winston Salem Journal

From the Charlotte Observer
-The game that rocked college football's world
-In trading for McCown, Panthers add QB depth
  Thanks to the Brett Favre circus-that-was, the Carolina Panthers have an experienced backup quarterback whose $2.5 million signing bonus was paid by another team.
-Charlotte-Davidson off slate for 2 years

Kent State talented enough to shock Boston College
Boston Globe

Flashes seek repeat performance
Akron Beacon Journal

Vick says he plans to play in NFL again
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Duke's Cutcliffe aims to turn program around
Durham Herald-Sun

Clemson's McDaniel under "deferred suspension"
Anderson Independent

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Read the N&O's preview of today's games (PDF)
-Wilson's status in doubt
-Canada trip gives Pack time to bond

August 29, 2008

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Gamecocks shut out Wolfpack in opener
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Morris- Convincing win answers few questions
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Defensive dominance- Wolfpack blanked
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Offense has pack of problems

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Pack down and out
-Tudor- Winning ugly tops losing ugly
-Tough night for quarterbacks
-Answers will come Saturday for Yates

N.C. State loses QB in 34-0 loss to South Carolina
Fayetteville Observer

Wake Forest ruins Briles' debut with Baylor 41-13
Houston Chronicle

Terms of endurance
Roanoke Times

Tech Notebook- Saturday’s game extra special for offensive tackle
Lynchburg News and Advance

Raycom gives football old college try again uptown
    Attendance at this year’s game expected to double the support of last effort
Charlotte Business Journal

Hokies Open With Plenty of Inexperience
Washington Post

Tech fans head to Charlotte for football opener
Virginia Tech Collegiate Times

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
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UVa, Virginia Tech cornerbacks hurting
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Virginia coach talks about his quarterbacks

Thursday night on ESPN- Good call for hokies
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Virgil moves into starting role in Tech secondary
WSLS.com

Marquee games great in August
Augusta Chronicle

Coastal Carolina player arrested on DUI charge
Greenville (SC) News

Appalachian State won't fall back into anonymity
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Stewart says WVU can't find foes
    WVU and ECU could resume as soon as 2010
-WVU's Sowers finally adjusted to defense
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Stewart won't micro-manage Mountaineer opener

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Nervousness not part of Stew's game plan
-Curiosity adds dimension to new Mountaineer season

Martin, BC coaches go from friends to foes
Daily Kent Stater

After 58 years, football is back at tiny Campbell
Fayetteville Observer

From the Charlotte Observer
-Panthers play it safe, rest their starters
-Annual Wildcats-49ers game is again in doubt
-Bring back old Spurrier, ditch boring imposter

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Duke returns to drawing board on stadium plans
-Cutcliffe predicts full house for opener
    Duke won't divulge any hard numbers, but the school has sold about 45 percent more season football tickets than it did last year, according to director of promotions Bart Smith.

August 28, 2008

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-Macho has 'slim chance' to play
    If Virginia Tech's Victor "Macho" Harris is going to get on the field Saturday against East Carolina, he's going to have see some quick improvement in his injured left foot.
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Tyrod's dad- Wait in '08, fine in '09
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Former Hokies tailback Ore will play at West Liberty State

From the Roanoke Times
-Glennon's task- Stay healthy
-QB decision makes sense -- for now
-Sintim back for more sacks

As Starter, Glennon Keeps an Even Keel
Washington Post

4 downs for Virginia Tech
Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

From the Bluefield (WV) Daily Telegraph
-Martin, Sturdivant anticipate final season with Hokies
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Berry anxious to start Mountaineer football season

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Stew's stamp on WVU
-Similar schemes, different talent

Breaking down the Gamecocks and Wolfpack
Anderson Independent

College football kicks off tonight with USC
Greenville (SC) News

From the Columbia (SC) State
-USC, Spurrier relish Thursday night lights
-Gameday preview- USC vs. N.C. State
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Five questions with ESPN's Erin Andrews
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Tigers will not suspend McDaniel
    President and AD agree with Bowden, but punishment still could come down for linebacker

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Pack attracts an audience
    The Wolfpack visits South Carolina and Steve Spurrier at 8 p.m. in ESPN's marquee Thursday night game on the opening night of the season.
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Three difference makers
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Tudor's Take
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N.C. State at South Carolina
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Wake QB pays attention to detail
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When doves fly
    The arrival of Labor Day weekend means the start of the fall hunting seasons, beginning with the first shots of dove season on Monday.

OPENING DAY ... ACC Fearless Predictions
College Football News

Atlantic Conference at a glance
Boston Globe

Florida a Wake Forest hotbed
Fayetteville Observer

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
    In theory, Mike Krzyzew-ski should have felt the weight of the world lifted from his shoulders when his USA Basketball team wrapped up the gold medal Sunday in Beijing.
-At a glance- Thursday's Wake Forest-Baylor game
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After Michigan, can Appalachian stun LSU, too?
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Football preview- Cutcliffe taking on a history of losing at Duke
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Football preview- For seniors, time for winning is now
-Football preview- Davis embraces Tar Heels' high expectations

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Grobe, in face of high expectations, put WFU through grueling preseason camp
-WFU players say national acclaim makes them uneasy
-ASU Notebook- Baton Rouge likely to be steamy

CAA preview- It looks like another good year
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

August 27, 2008

From the Roanoke Times
-Glennon wins starting quarterback job at Virginia Tech
-Groh silent on Virginia quarterback

Glennon's 'the guy' in Hokies' attack
Richmond Times Dispatch

Glennon gets nod at QB; Taylor agrees to redshirt
Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

The choice
    Glennon to start at QB for Hokies
Bluefield (WV) Daily Telegraph

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-A redshirt for Tyrod
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Marquee opponent UVa goal

Stewart’s top concern is WVU, not opponent
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Bowser's quick recovery adds depth at corner
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WVU notebook- Needed or not, Mountaineers will show depth

It's 'Showtime'- Cowboys land solid recruit in Thomas
    South Carolina's reigning Class 2A basketball Player of the Year commits to Wyoming..."East Carolina made me an offer; Winthrop, South Carolina-Upstate made me an offer,"
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Head Football Coach Doug Martin Discusses Upcoming Season-Opening Contest With Boston College
Kent State University Athletics

ACC kicks off 2008 football season this Thursday
Chatham Journal Weekly

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Camels over hump
    Campbell ready to resume football.
-GREAT EXPECTATIONS
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Eugene to miss opener
    Pack back's ankle injury also leaves void at punt returner.
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McKeen facing ex-team
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A big mistake in 1971
     There are two popular theories for why charter member South Carolina left the ACC after the 1970-71 school year.
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The heat is on for ASU

Counting on Hill
    Wolfpack will rely on fifth-year senior, who missed last season with knee injury, to provide leadership to receiving corps
Winston-Salem Journal

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Clemson University's Koenning regrets joke about Alabama recruiting
-Spurrier plays it coy
-TV to showcase Clemson University basketball
    The final non-conference home games of the season will be January 3 versus East Carolina and January 6 against Alabama.

ASU QB- LSU will be louder than Michigan
Charlotte Observer

August 26, 2008

Virginia Tech's infusion of youth
espn.com

Kent St. braces for BC
    Doug Martin remembers the process very well, even though the memory is almost 20 years old.
Boston Globe

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-There's no escaping Hogan's switch to WVU defense
-WVU's Rodgers wants to play in more than the sand

Wildcats brace for wild WVU atmosphere
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-At corner, Stew sees big plays
-Williams responds to contact, likely to start
-Living a dream, a very farfetched one

College football preview- 50 things to ponder before kickoff
Philadelphia Daily News

From the Charlotte Observer
-Bet you're ready for football, too
-Father's silence rings loud & clear
-Season over for receiver Carter
-Phenom Logano signs with Gibbs to replace Stewart

Deacons return seasoned defense
Fayetteville Observer

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Waking Up Fast
-College Football Notebook

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Lou Holtz ... He would know
    Lou Holtz lapses quickly into nostalgia when he talks about N.C. State and South Carolina.
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SEC rakes in billions with ESPN deal
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Breakout on horizon for Bowden
    A watered-down league and a talented lineup will carry Clemson to an ACC title

Raycom loses Southeastern Conference
San Antonio Business Journal

Coming-out parties- USC QB Beecher confident as starter
Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal

Tigers have answered most of their issues, but a few remain
Anderson Independent

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-NCSU's Wilson keeps ill father in his heart
-UNC-CH depth chart still has questions

New U.Va. defensive coordinator a good fit
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Coaches grapple with prep tragedy
Greensboro News-Record

Liberty grad transfers to UNC-Greensboro
    Brandon Evans, a 2006 graduate of Liberty High School, is transferring from East Carolina to the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
Greensboro News-Record

August 25, 2008

Hokies receiver will be put to the test in season opener
WDBJ7.com

Hokie podcasts
hokiesports.com

Flashes of the past for Jeff Jagodzinski
Boston Herald

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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WVU won't go unbeaten
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WVU anxious for season to begin

Defensive philosophy remains unchanged
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Williams to play in first game?
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Football player's death was freak accident, Reynolds principal announces
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Edwards prevails in Bristol duel

Healthy Clark eyes starting job
Roanoke Times

5 things to know about Pack QB Russell Wilson
Charlotte Observer

Bowden, Phillips face tough decision on McDaniel’s status
Anderson Independent

University of South Carolina boasts veteran leadership
Greenville (SC) News

The latest news and information from the ACC
College Football News

Now Krzyzewski knows, his style works with pros
Durham Herald-Sun

For Cutcliffe, It’s about attitude
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-ASU quarterback is simply amazing
-Elon has great expectations

 

August 31, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Saturday Football Roundup
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Marshall Wins Opener Over Illinois State, 35-10
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Southern Miss Runs Over UL Lafayette 51-21 in Season Opener

From the Tulsa World
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Tulsa pulls away for 45-22 win over UAB in season opener
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Defense adjusts, displays unity
WEB EXCLUSIVE- Listen to interviews with coach Todd Graham, quarterback David Johnson and running back Tarrion Adams after the win over UAB
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New QB takes charge
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Tulsa wins exhibition opener

From the Birmingham News
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BLAZERS CAN'T WEATHER STORM
  The good things that Joe Webb did in his first game as UAB's full-time quarterback were obvious.
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Blazers hurt by injuries

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Herd opens season on a high note
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Chuck Landon- Game was a mixture of good, bad and huh?
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David Walsh- Marshall gives reason for fans to have hope
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Redbirds played MU tougher than score shows
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Passmore changes game in 10 seconds
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Marshall opens season with 35-10 win over Illinois State

Thundering Herd shakes off slow start
Beckley Register-Herald

Marshall defeats Illinois State
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Herd wears down Redbirds in opener
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Notebook- Herd's Marshall has highlight moment

From the Hattiesburg American
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New era; big win
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Larry Fedora makes successful debut as Eagles' head coach
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'Excited' crowd basks in victory

Fletcher gets loose
  Star junior running back rushes for career-high 222 yards as Fedora wins debut
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Golden Eagles soar to start off season
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Houston Chronicle
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UH opens Sumlin era with 55-3 win over Southern
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Campbell- Receiver Castile gives UH, fans preview

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Ole Miss rolls to fourth straight win over Memphis with balanced attack
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Questions abound for Calipari's team

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Room for improvement- UCF football win highlights problem areas
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Rain doesn't dampen UCF fans' spirit
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Knights don't wow in opener against South Carolina State

From the El Paso Times
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Miners begin work for UT game
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Miner fans will be true to their school on game day

August 30, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Rice Defeats SMU in Conference USA League Opener
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Five C-USA Players Named to Doak Walker Award Watch List

From the Houston Chronicle
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Clement ignites offense as Rice wins football opener
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Justice- Dream come true for Rice's Dillard
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Rodgers to make anticipated return for UH tonight

From the Dallas Morning News
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Rice spoils June Jones' debut with SMU Mustangs
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SMU receiver gets off to fast start
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June Jones made right call about SMU's quarterback

From the Birmingham News
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CONFERENCE USA PREVIEW
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Blazers' game plan- Score early and often
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BLAZER BUZZ

USM's McRath excited about season opener
Hattiesburg American

McRath's focus is C-USA title
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Marshall vs. Illinois State at 4-30 p.m.
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In many ways, the Herd will have two opponents today
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Game notes
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Five points to ponder

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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U of M senior class seeking to end skid against Ole Miss
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Memphis-Ole Miss storylines

UTEP bright spots were few in loss to Buffalo
El Paso Times

Hurricane heads to Vancouver
Tulsa World

August 29, 2008

From the El Paso Times
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Final- Buffalo whips UTEP in season opener, 42-17
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Revamped UTEP defense still porous in big loss
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Miner Jose Martinez took shot at field goal record

Miners Suffer First Setback
utepathletics.com

From the Houston Chronicle
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Rice's Clement, Dillard remain a dynamic duo
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Sumlin makes right moves to take over at UH
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UH looks loaded with talent at wide receiver
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Around the state- UH to feature freshmen at wide receiver

SMU seeks fresh start in national spotlight
Dallas Morning News

From the Jackson Clarion Ledger
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USM set to break in new coach, offense, suites
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Golden Eagles find new roost
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If Harrison can't, Kirksey set to go

Officials expecting big crowd
Hattiesburg American

Tulsa’s Adams named Doak Walker Award candidate
Tulsa World

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Herd seeks swagger
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MU notebook- Two linemen have reason to celebrate

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Presason C-USA football rankings
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Hall took long road before landing job as Tigers' QB
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Memphis-Ole Miss notebook: Secondary Tiger's primary concern
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CBS to broadcast Tiger-Vol basketball

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Tulane suspends 2 for policy violation
-Tulane duo has stormy past

C-USA notebook- Early answers coming for Tulsa, UAB
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Prospects for WVU, Herd looking up this season
-Illinois State again steps up in visit to Marshall
-Game notes for Saturday's Marshall-Illinois State opener
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Herd recruit fails to qualify but will stay at university
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Marshall kicker needed bad day

UAB officials say Birmingham, school sports are linked
Birmingham News

O'Leary asks fans for their support during kickoff luncheon
Orlando Sentinel

August 28, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Rice Set to Open Season with College Colors Day Classic
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Tulsa's Tracy Named to Lou Groza Award Watch List
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Blazers Continue Preparations For Saturday's Season Opener
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Changes Made for UCF Football KnightWalk

C-USA Fearless Predictions, Aug. 30 
College Football News

Youthful-looking Blazers actually more experienced
Birmingham News

From the Hattiesburg American
-NCAA clears USM signees
-Quarterback battle goes on

If Harrison can't, Kirksey set to go
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

McKee just might be best on C-USA block
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Dallas Morning News
June Jones out to restore SMU's luster
-Ex-UNT linebacker to walk on with SMU

From the Houston Chronicle
-Brotherly love takes the field in Rice-SMU game
-Around the state- Rice nets 'Bama QB transfer Fanuzzi
-Another San Antonio gunslinger
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Cougar football- Phillip Hunt

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd not taking this year's I-AA opponent lightly
-Seven being inducted into MU Hall of Fame

Long time coming
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Face to face: First meeting on field -- and personally -- for West, Nutt
-Cancer no match for Tiger fullback Jones

Nissley shifts from tight end to tackle
Orlando Sentinel

Tulsa Notebook
Tulsa World

UTEP Miners go for fourth opening win in a row
El Paso Times

August 27, 2008

From the Dallas Morning News
-Conference USA football preview
-Turner to be backup QB at SMU

From conferenceusa.com
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UH Football Daily Practice Report
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Owls Raines Added To Rotary Lombardi Watch List
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Blazers Hold First Game Week Practice At Legion Field
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Camp Toledo Concludes As Football Holds 24-Period Practice
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Strickland Named Tiger Basketball Director Of Operations

From the Hattiesburg American
-It's game week for USM
-Eagles grasping new playbook

Game day approaches for Eagles' new systems
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Mailbag
ESPN.com

Tulane walk-on gets foot in the door
New Orleans Times-Picayune

From the Houston Chronicle
-Germany gives UH a big hand with Vollmer
-Cougar football- Case Keenum... again
-Revisiting five gridiron questions

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Snyder, Herd ready to roll
-MU notebook- Defense creating a buzz among fans

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Herd depth chart confirms Cann as No. 1 quarterback
-Marshall notebook- True freshman Shakoor 2nd on depth chart at corner

Landrum product Cann named Marshall's starting QB
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Freshman Tyreke Evans' trainer to join Tiger basketball staff
-C.J. Henry taps U of M for hoops rebound
-Former University of Miami back ready to show off his strong game in Tiger backfield

DB Neal's recovery fortifies UCF secondary
Orlando Sentinel

TU Notebook
Tulsa World

August 26, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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2008 Conference USA Football Preseason Notebook
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UH Kicker Named To Lou Groza Watch List
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Tulane Continues Working In Day 18 Of Preseason Practice
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C-USA Football Coaches' Press Conference Quotes- Week One
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Coach Callaway, Players Ready For Season Opener
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Coach Fedora Weekly Media Conference Quotes
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Mike Price Media Luncheon Excerpts
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Coach Tommy West Press Luncheon Quotes
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Head Coach David Bailiff Press Conference Quotes
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Women's Soccer Notebook
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2008 Conference USA Volleyball Notebook

C-USA defense lags
    No doubt about it, Tulane plays in "Offense" USA.
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Quality scoreboard needed for C-USA league opener
-Marshall basketball begins individual workouts
-Herd quarterbacks ready to learn pecking order

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-For Herd, bad taste lingers
-Herd's first two foes play 'old school' style
-MARSHALL ALL-TIME VS. FCS

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Herd ready for real football
-MU Notebook- New Marshall kicker adjusts to Division I spotlight

New season, new faces Saturday for Marshall
Beckley Register-Herald

QB Webb has Blazers' offense on his shoulders
Birmingham News

From the Tulsa World
-TU Notebook
-Know the foe- UAB Blazers
WEB EXCLUSIVE- Listen to interviews with Todd Graham, David Johnson and Moton Hopkins

From the Orlando Sentinel
-College Football The beat
-Will UCF repeat as Conference USA champs?

From the Dallas Morning News
-Arm has come along for SMU freshman QB
-Portion of SMU's basketball schedule released

From the Hattiesburg American
-USM fans will see revamped stadium
-Will USM season opener be a sellout?

Fletcher ready for 'fresh meat' in USM opener
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice's Bailiff no shortsighted salesman
-UH's young receiving corp not lacking in talent
-Cougar football- Newsflash -- captains named

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-No room for more injuries on Tiger line
-Memphis-Ole Miss notebook: Secure at safety

From the El Paso Times
-Vittatoe says young players can handle trip
-UTEP-Texas game sells out

August 25, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Southern Miss Officially Opens South End Zone Expansion with Ribbon Cutting and Mock Game
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Tulsa Basketball Team Prepares for Canadian Exhibition Trip
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Women's Soccer Weekend Recap

From the Hattiesburg American
-'Champions' see fruits of contributions
    With the expansion of M.M. Roberts Stadium and the arrival of an energetic new football coach in Larry Fedora, the hopes and dreams of many Southern Miss financial supporters are finally becoming a reality with the first game approaching.
-Suites officially unveiled
-USM quarterback race a close one

Southern Miss vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Pieces in place for a successful year
El Paso Times

Seven keys to turning around the Herd
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-For Jacobs, help is on the way
-MU Notebook- Harvey brings strength at weak side linebacker

Cougar football- Six days to go!
Houston Chronicle

Tiger offensive lineman happy to be back home
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Reggie Scott shoulders load for Tulane defensive line
New Orleans Times-Picayune

From the Tulsa World
-Hurricane eager to step on field
-TU- Know The Foe

David Johnson to start for Golden Hurricane after years of waiting
Birmingham News