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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

September 7, 2008
National Grandparent's Day

Pirates Take Down No. 8 Mountaineers, 24-3
ecupirates.com

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: ECU-West Virginia Game Center
-Myatt:
ECU now the target
-O'Brien:
Pirates seize their moment
-BVL:
ECU-West Virginia Box Score
-BVL:
Conference USA Standings, Scores, Schedule
BVL Audio Replay: Skip Holtz post-game remarks
Talk FM Replay: Post-game Call-in Show

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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ECU is two for two
   East Carolina suspended disbelief for 60 minutes Saturday, and No. 8 West Virginia was rendered a mere spectator.
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Pirates storm Mountaineers
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Hanna hardly slows down fans
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ECU enjoying long-awaited success
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ECU defense silences WVU
Postgame press conference

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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ECU's encore a big hit
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Pirates may be headed for special season
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Could the Pirates go undefeated?
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Photo gallery- East Carolina 24, West Virginia 3
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First Look- West Virginia at ECU

From espn.com
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ECU drops No. 8 WVU
Video Highlights
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Mark Schlabach

ECU knocks off No. 8 West Virginia
Fayetteville Observer

From the Washington Daily News
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Pirates slay another giant; ECU defense stands ‘Pat’
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Copper excited about upcoming season

Pirates contain White, shut down No. 8 Mountaineers - College Football
espn.com

From CollegeFootballNews.com
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Instant Analysis: West Virginia-East Carolina
   America has found the 2008 equivalent of the 2007 Kansas Jayhawks. It lives in Greenville, N.C.
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East Carolina Dominates West Virginia 24-3

East Carolina scores another big upset
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Purple Punishers
New Bern Sun Journal

Pirates stun No. 8 West Virginia
Kinston Free Press

VIDEO- Pirates Take Down No. 8 Mountaineers, 24-3
wnct.com

From WRAL.com
Gravley: Pinkney, ECU dominant in win over WVU
Celebration in Greenville
Postgame Interview: Skip Holtz
Postgame Interview: Patrick Pinkney
Postgame Interview: Quentin Cotton
Postgame Interview: Jonathan Williams
Postgame Interview: C.J. Wilson
Postgame Interview: Alex Taylor

WITN ECU Page
witn.com

From the msnsortsnet.com
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Mountaineers Fall
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East Carolina Game Notes

No last-minute heroics needed for ECU in WVU upset
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Times-West Virginian
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Purple daze
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WVU in need of answers ... and fast
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Does White have legitimate shot at Heisman?

From the Beckley Register-Herald
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Pirates sink Mountaineers
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A loss at ECU worse than Pitt?

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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WVU exposed in shocker
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Early turnover seemed to trigger WVU's demise
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WVU-East Carolina statistics

From the Morgantown Dominion Post
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Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!
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Column: Beaten soundly,but Stew, WVU won’t stay down
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Pirates scuttle WVU

East Carolina stings West Virginia
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Another upset as E Carolina stuns No. 8 WVU 24-3
The Associated Press

East Carolina strong again, topples eighth-ranked West Virginia
Sports Network

September 6, 2008
Pirate Gameday

From ecupirates.com
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WVU-ECU Football Status Update - 4 P.M.
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Lee's Block Named Pontiac Game Changing Performance-of-the-Week
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A Message From Terry Holland

Gameday Forecast: West Virginia @ East Carolina
weather.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates get another shot at Mountaineer revenge
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Police issue football parking advisory

Pinkney rises to Pirates stardom
Raleigh News and Observer

Stakes high for East Carolina against West Virginia
Fayetteville Observer

Linebackers lead East Carolina defense
Washington Daily News

GameDay Kickoff
espn.com

From the Kinston Free Press
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Pirates confident as No. 8 WVU visits
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Things back to normal for ECU's Lee

Weather or not, ECU building
Charleston (WV) Gazette

ECU Has Played WVU Tough
Wheeling (WV) News-Intelligencer

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Preparing for Pat not so easy
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Holtz- Stewart was good hire
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Mountaineers ready to throw ball again

From the Times-West Virginian
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WVU geared up for win at East Carolina
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The calm before the storm

WVU geared up for game at East Carolina
Beckley Register-Herald

Weather could add intrigue to ECU-WVU game
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

Talk FM: TOT (Krispy Kreme Remote)
Bonesville.net

September 5, 2008
PAINT IT PURPLE FRIDAY

From Bonesville.net
-Monroe: Kevin's Keys to the Game
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Gold
: Nuggets of Gold
– Don't neglect the laundry
Talk FM: TOT
WBT AM (Charlotte): Accuweather's Dr Joe Sobel - ECU/WVU Gametime Forecast
  Hanna will be gone "Long before Kickoff"

From accuweather.com
-Greenville, NC - 5 day Forecast
-Hanna Eye Path

From weather.com
-Gameday Forecast: West Virginia @ East Carolina
-Hanna Projected Path

From ecupirates.com
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WVU-ECU Football Status Update
  Parking Operations Adjustments Made In Preparation For Hanna
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A Message From Terry Holland
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ECU-WVU To Be Streamed On ESPN360.com
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Volleyball Sweeps Again

Despite Hanna, ECU officials say WVU game's still on
si.com

East Carolina, Pinkney prepare for No. 8 West Virginia
USA Today

ECU's Harris can do it all
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Times West Virginian
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Big challenge
  White says ‘A’ game is ‘must’ at ECU
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East Carolina is for real

Tough scheduling helps Pirates prosper
Raleigh News and Observer

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Simmons brothers persevere
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ECU football parking pushed back
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Forecast- Hanna will speed through Pitt County
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Some ECU students get a taste of college life via computer

From the East Carolinian
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ECU looks to build upon defining win
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Block party!
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VT win solidifies quest for respect
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Ranking the Carolinas

East Carolina keeps an eye on the weather
Winston-Salem Journal

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Stewart's first big test is at hand
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WVU, ECU brace for Hanna
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When it comes to scheduling, ECU loves a challenge

Ivy thinks Pirates no idle threat for No. 8 WVU
Martinsburg Journal

Ivy- ECU’s win no fluke
Beckley Register-Herald

From the BlueGoldNews.com
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Matchups- West Virginia - East Carolina
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Bounce Back
BGN Podcast- East Carolina Edition

Even with USC and Beanie off, lots of good action
New York Newsday

WVU Alumni Event Moved Indoors At East Carolina
West Virginia MetroNews

Titans kicker says time out kept legs fresh
Nashville Tennessean

Jaguars-Titans Preview
USA Today

September 4, 2008

From Bonesville.net
-Myatt: View from the 'ville
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Storm adds twist to momentous game

Talk FM: TOT (Chris Markowski, Christina Vitale)

From ecupirates.com
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WVU-ECU Still On Schedule For Saturday
  ECU Officials Monitoring Hanna Closely, But No Changes Announced As Of Wednesday
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Matt Butler Signs With Detroit Lions

From weather.com
-Gameday Forecast: West Virginia @ East Carolina
-Hanna Projected Path

From accuweather.com
-Greenville, NC - 5 day Forecast
-Hanna Eye Path

Skip the small time- Holtz's Pirates eye a big prize
CBSSports.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Lining up for WVU
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Hanna keeps people watching
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ECU, city officials welcome students to the 'neighborhood'
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David Singleton's Blaargh!!

East Carolina Preview
msnsportsnet.com

White not getting caught up in the hype
Washington Daily News

ACC looks to rebound while East Carolina eyes next victim
USA Today

Pirates' upset of Hokies reverberates
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Pirates' Lee bursts into the spotlight
Raleigh News and Observer

Pirates get chance at big time
High Point Enterprise

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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ECU kept out of Top 25 polls
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Officials say it's still too early to change plans due to Hanna
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East Carolina coach sees upset of Virginia Tech as part of trend

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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WVU, ECU play wait-and-see on Hanna
  West Virginia and East Carolina will play football this weekend, come Hanna or high water.
-Ground game WVU's key vs. ECU
-Jock in the slot getting job done

WVU needs better third-down defense
Times-West Virginian

WVU will have plan for rain game
Beckley Register-Herald

ECU defensive front will have hands full against West Virginia
WRAL.com

A New Era Has Begun
  Stewart said the WVU and East Carolina administrations are discussing whether or not to postpone Saturday’s game due to the potential hurricane weather.
West Virginia MetroNews

Could ECU sneak into a BCS bowl?
Most Valuable Network

West Virginia next for ECU
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Near tragedy still weighs on UNLV athletics director
  UNLV athletic director Mike Hamrick was on board a single-engine Cessna that stalled over a North Carolina field in 1995. Hamrick oversaw the athletic program at East Carolina University at the time.
Las Vegas Sun

Upset specialist ECU hosts West Virginia in Greenville
Macon (GA) Telegraph (Sports Network)

Preview- West Virginia - East Carolina
BlueGoldNews.com

Fourth and Inches
  What impressed me the most was the play of their quarterback, Patrick Pinkney. He looked confident and played without any fear against a traditionally strong Tech defense.
Doc's Sports Service

Opportunity for Canes, Pirates
Utah Daily Herald (AP)

Gough has ECU offer
Fredericksburg (VA) Free Lance-Star

Calhoun DT schedules official visit to Purdue
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Jags trying to put aside distractions for Week 1 visit to Tennessee
NFL.com

September 3, 2008

From Bonesville.net
-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
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Special teams in for makeover

Talk FM: TOT

From ecupirates.com
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Pinkney and Lee Take Home C-USA Honors
  Senior Duo Helped ECU To A 27-22 Win Over No. 17 Va. Tech
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ECU-West Virginia Designated A Sellout
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Men's Basketball Schedule Announced
  A first-ever visit from Wake Forest and a home game against 2008 national runner-up Memphis highlight the 2008-09 East Carolina men's basketball schedule
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Mack McCarthy's Letters of Marque

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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ECU watching conditions for game against No. 8-ranked W. Va.
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Hitting the ground running

Gettin’ wet in Greenville?
Beckley Register-Herald

Hanna is least of Stewart’s concerns
Bluefield Daily Telegraph (AP)

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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WVU, ECU must both handle Hanna
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White's play no surprise to Holtz, ECU

WVU players turn their attention to weather
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Recruiting- ECU should benefit from big win
Fayetteville Observer

Stew's Views - ECU
BlueGoldNews.com

How to stop Mountaineers ‘White’-hot QB
Washington Daily News

WVU Football- White offered a taste of new passing game
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

East Carolina's success doesn't surprise WVU
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

ECU won’t surprise WVU
Times West Virginian

Holtz stresses perspective for Pirates
Kinston Free Press

From the Vineland (NJ) Daily Journal
-Bolts' Trout selects East Carolina
  One of the top high school prospects in the Northeast, has verbally committed to play baseball at East Carolina University.
-M'ville ball player picks college

Olympia stars make leap to NFL
Orlando Sentinel

USA TODAY Coaches Poll
USA Today

College Football - Rankings - The Associated Press Top 25 Poll
sportsillustrated.cnn.com

September 2, 2008
V-J Day
Ramadan (Islamic)

From Bonesville.net
-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 356
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Fans must answer the call
-Bailey
: From the Anchor Desk
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Football gods even out the tally
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz Weekly Press Conference
Talk FM: Monday Night QB Show (Todd Fitch)

From ecupirates.com
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ECU Gameday Central
  The Pirates will begin their 2008 home schedule when they welcome No. 8 West Virginia to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Saturday for a 4:30 p.m. non-conference contest.
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Weekly Press Luncheon Quotes
Vote For Lee's Block As Pontiac Game Changing Performance-of-the-Week
Vote T.J. Lee For AT&T Player-of-the-Week

ECU looks to stay humble
Washington Daily News

ECU looks for another big win
New Bern Sun Journal

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates counting down to West Virginia
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As Gustav fades, Hanna intensifies

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Mountaineers keep close eye on Hanna
  While New Orleans and the Gulf Coast deal with Gustav, right behind is Hanna, upgraded Monday from a tropical storm to a hurricane. And if the early path projections are correct, right in its path is Greenville, N.C. - estimated time of arrival Saturday.
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Williams' status remains a mystery

Planning the perfect sequel
Raleigh News and Observer

From the Bluefield Daily Telegraph
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WVU watching out for Pirates
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Pirates shiver the timbers of the BCS

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Pirates eager to avenge WVU beating
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WVU preps for 'real battle' at ECU
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WVU faces Pirates after unique openers
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White shows off arm to more than Villanova
  Mountaineer pass game gives East Carolina something to think about

ECU has little time to savor its win
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

From the BlueGoldNews.com
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Another Upset Opportunity
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Focus On ECU

WVU preps for major test
Martinsburg Journal

Week 1 rewind, Week 2 on tap
espn.com

September 1, 2008
Labor Day (US)

Saberslasher Archive: Pirate vs. Mountaineer
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
-Vote For Lee's Block As Pontiac Game Changing Performance-of-the-Week
-Vote T.J. Lee For AT&T Player-of-the-Week

Unsung heroes help steady Pirates
Washington Daily News

For WVU, Little time to savor victory
  Forget future games against Colorado, Auburn and the Big East. Apparently West Virginia's real season begins Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
Charleston (WV) Gazette

East Carolina looms for WVU
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Meet East Carolina's football hero vs. Virginia Tech
Burlington Times News

Beamer Ball gets the boom boom
Greenville Daily Reflector

ECU's Cotton likes calling High Point home
High Point Enterprise

Up to the challenge
Shelby Star

POSTGAME OBSERVATIONS ON COLLEGE FOOTBALL
  ECU has consecutive wins over two of the top-five winningest programs of the past 10 years (1, Boise State; 5, Virginia Tech).
Raleigh News and Observer

CBS Sports CFB Poll
CBSSports.com

Weekend wrap- LSU wins, Virginia Tech doesn't
New Orleans Times Picayune

 

September 7, 2008

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Beck sparks Pack
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Deacons' Swank gets kick out of winner
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Blue Devils fall short in quest to go 2-0

From the Winston Salem Journal
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Skinner, Swank save day
-Yellow Jackets down Eagles 19-16
-Record crowd sees ASU rip Jacksonville 56-7
-Duke dominates the stat sheet but Northwestern wins 24-20

From the Roanoke Times
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Cavs beat Richmond 16-0
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UVa holds on
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Hokies labor for win

From the Greenville (SC) News
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Furman University puts scare into Virginia Tech
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Clemson University gets back on track with rout of Citadel

September 6, 2008

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Coaches must stay or pay
   Dave Hart was the athletic director at East Carolina during the late 1980s and early 1990s when he conceived a fairly novel idea that indirectly wound up putting $4 million in West Virginia's bank account.
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Read the N&O's preview of today's games (PDF)
Video- J.P. Giglio and Caulton Tudor look at today's games
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Tudor's take- It's up to Wake
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Tudor's take- BC prepares for option

From the Winston Salem Journal
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Deacs home to Rebels
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Duke going for its first 2-0 record since '98 when Northwestern visits
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N.C. State plans to get offense in gear vs. William & Mary
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ASU will take on Jacksonville

Pigskin Picks - Week 2
wral.com

From the Anderson Independent
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Georgia goes for second victory
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How Georgia and CMU stack up

Tower tangible proof of Deacs’ success
Greensboro News-Record

Paladins up to challenge with ACC's Hokies
Greenville (SC) News

MTV thrusts Furman rover into national spotlight
Lynchburg News and Advance

Hokies have to look inside to find their fixes
Roanoke Times

Hokies assistant tunes out noise
Richmond Times Dispatch

Clemson-The Citadel preview
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

USC vows to shake loss
Columbia (SC) State

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Duke is perfect, so far
-Duke- Keys to the game

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
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N.C. State is 'just another team'
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Both races off until Sunday
  Tropical Storm Hanna washes
out NASCAR at Richmond

Midshipmen done in by blown second-half chances
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Panthers' Smith apologizes for incident with Lucas
Charlotte Observer

Winthrop releases 2008-09 basketball schedule
  Akron, East Carolina and Old Dominion are return games
Rock Hill (SC) Herald

Bearcats hoping to give Big East a boost
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

September 5, 2008

From the Winston-Salem Journal
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ACC draws laughter at attempts to play football
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Building Bodies: Strength-and-conditioning coach at WFU is known for intense strengthening workouts

From the Columbia (SC) State
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'Dores take USC back to school
  Vandy scores 21 second-half points; McKinley misses final three quarters
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When did a Spurrier offense look like this?
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Defense cracks in second half

From the Greenville (SC) News
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Vanderbilt knocks off Gamecocks again
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Tigers lose Cumbie for season with broken wrist

NC State, ECU, Duke games still scheduled at regular times on Saturday
wral.com

From College Football News
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Previews and Predictions for the Week 2 Big East Games
-Previews and Predictions for the Week 2 ACC Games

It's slim pickings, but here it goes
  People keep asking me why GameDay is here for a game with an unranked team that won five games a year ago. I tell them because there aren't enough hotel rooms in Greenville, N.C.
Gainesville Sun

College football Game Plan- What to watch
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Redskins fall in season opener
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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ACC teams avoid short weeks in '08
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Eugene won't play Saturday
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Draughn proves his point
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Panthers appreciate Rivers' fiery style

UVa fans cheering a Tech loss- Look 'Hoo's talking
Virginia Tech Collegiate Times

Virgil gives Hokies quite a debut
Roanoke Times

Hokies Focus on Running Game
Washington Post

Paterno suspends three players, kicks another off team
Washington (PA) Observer Reporter

Utes, Cougs need each other
Salt Lake Tribune

September 4, 2008

ACC notes- Schools not changing start times
Fayetteville Observer

Wofford-Charleston So. game moved to Spartanburg
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

The Original Fearless Forecaster
Warren (NC) Record

Vandy debacle lingers
Greenville (SC) News

ACC confronts bad football reputation
USA Today

Clemson's Bowden turns to Beamer
  If Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer was feeling down in the dumps after a season-opening loss to East Carolina, at least he had company.
Roanoke Times

Beamer's lost game, credibility
Richmond Times Dispatch

Injury adds more questions about Va. Tech's offensive line
Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

Tech's Beamer changes his mind ... how long before State's O'Brien does the same?
Wilmington Star-News

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Leonard a fit for Pack's new style
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Harris fills in for friend, gives Duke a lift
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Giants, Skins to open season

McNeese game was 'humbling'
Daily Tar Heel

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Blue Devils looking to avoid 'dead legs'
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Tar Heels attempting to maintain intensity

Citadel star receiver re-writing record book
Columbia (SC) State

Troy's Larry Blakeney says LSU game postponement probably for the best
Birmingham News

From the Charlotte Observer
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McKillop says U.S. Olympic hoops gold can pay off
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Did Appalachian learn from 'good thrashing?'
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QB Moore fractures fibula

NCAA turns down Mauk's request again
Winston Salem Journal

September 3, 2008

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
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Tyrod Taylor to play Saturday
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Better to do it now than wonder later
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Mixed Tech injury news

From the Roanoke Times
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Tech audibles
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So long 'shirt, so long Sean

Tech's Game 1 woes mirror a feckless ACC
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Jumpers vow to get it right
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Grobe offers cautious praise
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Major moment for UNC-CH's Brandon Tate
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Giglio takes stock, makes changes to his AP ballot
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Brind'amour prepares to give Canes his all

Tigers' game time Saturday could be changed
Columbia (SC) State

Lots of college football’s questions were answered in Week 1
Anderson Independent

Wake Forest ACC's lone team in AP top 25 poll
  The survey marks the first time in nearly five years that any of the six BCS conferences has had fewer than two teams in the Top 25.
Greensboro News Record

USC climbs polls; Clemson slips
Greenville (SC) News

Bowden calls Saban, other coaches advice
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Winston Salem Journal
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Deacs ranked 20th in poll
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Aggies are full of energy after ending 27-game skid

Some leagues are just not powerhouses
UConn Daily Campus

ASU records break-through
Arkansas News

College football insider- Gators, Hurricanes renew rivalry
Fort Worth Star Telegram

Big East mailbag, Part II- Ninth-team candidates
espn.com

September 2, 2008

UVa's Clark out for season
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Pack's injuries piling up
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Kerr gets kick out of return

Mediocrity of ACC Gives Hope for Tech Fans
  "We play a lot of people, but I'm not sure we'll play anybody better as a group up front than East Carolina," Hokies coach Frank Beamer said after Saturday's game.
TricitiesSports.com

Hokies sticking with QB plan
Lynchburg News and Advance

BSU has a tough road ahead
  Petersen also was impressed with East Carolina's upset of No. 17 Virginia Tech on Saturday. The Pirates beat No. 24 Boise State in the Hawaii Bowl last year
Idaho Statesman

After disastrous start, QB Craft sparks UCLA's upset victory over Tennessee
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Apps keep top spot in football after loss
Greensboro News-Record

Redskins' Mr. Fun has had to tone it down
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

From the Charlotte Observer
-Deacons take over top spot in Carolinas poll
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Evans to start at QB for N.C. State Saturday
-Niners basketball rolls through Canadian exhibitions

September 1, 2008

From the Beckley Register-Herald
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A strange victory for No. 8 WVU
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Stewart: Defense will get better

Potential still hidden at WVU
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

One strange victory for WVU
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Hokies' needs exposed
Richmond Times Dispatch

Weis, Notre Dame watches future opponents during bye week
  ND coach was able to take a couple of incidents from the Virginia Tech-East Carolina game and show them to his players.
espn.com

UNC-CH apologizes to Duke after parachutists' mistake
Winston Salem Journal

If college football is a rainbow, the ACC is gray
Charlotte Observer

ACC bigger, but certainly not better
Baltimore Sun

ACC's football future not so bright
Greensboro News-Record

ACC stumbles out of starting blocks
  Virginia Tech started out Saturday by getting beaten by an East Carolina team that could be a sleeper as the season progresses.
Boston Globe

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-ACC offenses pack little punch
-UNC-CH clipboard
-Tate saves sluggish Heels
-N.C. State clipboard
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Duke clipboard
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Duke looks good in beating the Dukes
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Dove hunt is its own holiday

FSU could finish better than anticipated
Tallahassee Democrat

Despite embarrassment, all not lost for Tigers
Anderson Independent

Blue Devils meet Cutcliffe's expectations in first game
Durham Herald-Sun

Spurrier may turn to two quarterbacks
Greenville (SC) News

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Vets leave wake-up call for Vandy
  Players vow memory of last year’s loss will ensure that Gamecocks do not sleepwalk though this week
-Instate recruiting efforts pay off for Horn, USC

Broncos ride fumble to victory
Fayetteville Observer

 

September 7, 2008

Saturday Football Roundup- ECU Upsets No. 8 West Virginia
conferenceusa.com

Tulane falls at Alabama
  Things could be worse next game: Tulane is supposed to play host to East Carolina on Saturday, and forecasters said Hurricane Ike is on a path that could take it to southwestern Louisiana by the weekend.
Shreveport Times

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
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Crimson Tide leaves Tulane kicking itself
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Tulane defense holds up vs. Bama

From the Houston Chronicle
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Rice uses late defensive TD to trump Memphis 42-35
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Oklahoma State proves too much for UH in 56-37 win
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McCoy throws 4 TDs as Texas routs UTEP 42-13

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Owls' last-second 'pick six' finishes comeback, drops Memphis to 0-2
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Nothing Tiger fans haven't seen before
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Rice defeats Tigers 42-35

From the Orlando Sentinel
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UCF comeback falls short, USF wins in overtime
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This budding state rivalry is worth saving
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UCF talking points- UCF will be competitive in Conference USA games

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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No. 9 Auburn beats USM, 27-13
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Slow start costs USM
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Tuberville praises his Tigers, has warning for future USM foes
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Nelson has career day for Eagles
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Spunky defense saves Eagles from blowout

USM defense forces 4 turnovers in loss
Hattiesburg American

Eagles try hard, but lose to Tigers
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Wisconsin capitalizes on Herd mistakes for 51-14 win
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Marshall beat up physically
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Slowing the run came at a cost

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Herd's good start doesn't stand up
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Applying this loss to C-USA schedule
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Marshall-Wisconsin statistics

SMU magical at home as Jones turns offense loose
Dallas Morning News

From the Tulsa World
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Johnson has six TD passes as Tulsa crushes North Texas 56-26
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TU tops Mean Green
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TU's play would make Sweeney proud
WEB EXCLUSIVE- Listen to interviews with Todd Graham and David Johnson after TU's win over North Texas

From the El Paso Times
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Miners get hooked- Texas just too much for UTEP defense
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Fans flock to game, have fun setting attendance record
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UTEP Miners trounced

September 6, 2008

AGAINST THE TIDE
  Tulane knows it faces a daunting task against No. 13 Alabama, but Coach Bob Toledo anticipates seeing some improvement in the second season of his program
New Orleans Times Picayune

LSU could return to New Orleans
  Kevin Moore, Tulane's sophomore quarterback, is making the first start of his collegiate career tonight against Crimson-hot Alabama before approximately 92,000 hostile fans at Bryant-Denny Stadium in the 13th-ranked Tide's home opener.
Baton Rouge Daily Advertiser

From the Birmingham News
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Blazers hope they can play keepaway from Owls
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Two spread offenses may take Auburn some time
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Alabama seeks special effort on special teams

Fedora, USM get big test vs. Auburn
Biloxi Sun-Herald

From the Hattiesburg American
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USM's Davis eagerly awaits Auburn challenge
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Brown is off to fast start as receiver

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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Auburn spread relies on tempo
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Keys for Southern Miss
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Look out for...

From the Houston Chronicle
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UH out to make statement against Oklahoma State
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Cougars QB Keenum gets Klingler-like numbers
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Like it or not, Rice's Bailiff gets chance at 2-0 start
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Cougar football- It's Game Day
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Rice vs. Memphis- Five things to watch
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It's been a long time- Opponents 'Horns haven't seen in awhile

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Rice's Clement, Dillard make life hard for secondaries
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Tigers vs. Rice: Four things to watch

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Knights and their fans need revenge against USF
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In-state rivalries between the Gators and Hurricanes and the Knights and Bulls could prove to be duds, but still promise excitement
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UCF's defense seeks redemption against USF after last season's 64-12 debacle

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Looming conference games could temper today’s gameplan
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Remainder of Marshall-Miami series canceled
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FIVE POINTS TO PONDER

Big test in Big 10
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the El Paso Times
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Big moment for UTEP in Sun Bowl
  Texas-El Paso has played a lot of football in the shadows of the Franklin Mountains, tucked away in a far-flung corner of a pigskin-crazy state.
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Unprecedented buzz welcomes Texas
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When UT-Austin comes, El Paso lines up
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Cousins, friends to clash tonight

C-USA Football Notebook
conferenceusa.com

September 5, 2008

C-USA notebook
  ECU's upset gives hope to league teams
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Previews and Predictions for the Week 2 C-USA Games
College Football News

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Status of Slate a game-time decision
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Dad confident son can handle pressure
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Satellite dish required to see Marshall game

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Snyder looking to DBs to provide crucial tackles
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Whitehead's babyface persona belies warrior status

UTEP's Mike Price still upbeat about UT game
Seattle Times

From the Birmingham News
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Blazers look for backs to take load off Webb
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Blazers land 7-footer from junior college

From the Dallas Morning News
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Mustang rally- Jones provides jolt of optimism to SMU faithful
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SMU's Jones emphasizes his team's always in it
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SMU duo hoping it can duplicate success

Eagles- Bring on the noise
Hattiesburg American

Freshman Brown's impact immediate
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Difference maker- DeAndre Brown becoming a force for Golden Eagles' offense
Biloxi Sun-Herald

From the Houston Chronicle
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Cougars' QB Keenum eyeing some rarefied air
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Cougar football- SeaBass... predictions wanted
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Rice vs. Memphis- Practice notes

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Reminders of Ereck Plancher's death will be on display in UCF-USF game
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UCF notebook- LB Cory Hogue expected back from injury

Tulsa Notebook
Tulsa World

September 4, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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C-USA Football Notebook
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C-USA Football Coaches' Press Conference Quotes- Week Two

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Wisconsin not likely to look past Herd
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Badger backs will be a handful

Marshall Coach has bad memories of Camp Randall Stadium
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Herd defense eyes 3rd down stops
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MU Notebook- It's unusual, but Shannon coaching on sideline

SMU duo hoping it can duplicate success
Dallas Morning News

From the Hattiesburg American
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Persistent rain hampers football preparations
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USM line answers questions

From the Orlando Sentinel
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UCF hoping to use last year's drubbing at the hands of South Florida as motivation for Saturday's showdown
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UCF extends contract of AD Keith Tribble

With Florida Atlantic, UAB gets chance to redeem pass defense
Birmingham News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Rice seeks defensive consistency as Tigers lurk
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Tigers add running back transfer from Wisconsin
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Tommy West sees potential in ground game
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Tigers notebook: Racing the rain

From the Houston Chronicle
-Owls corners come up short against Memphis
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Around the State- Film can't separate Memphis QBs
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UH’s Joseph jumps at chance to play receiver
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Eye for talent helped UH land young Olajuwon

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP Miners bolster defense
-UTEP, Texas game ignites war for some

From the Tulsa World
-Chapman Stadium will be perfect fit
-Tulsa Notebook

What I Learned About College Football in Week One
Bleacher Report

September 3, 2008

Conference USA News Blog ... Sept 1 
College Football News

From espn.com
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Tulane's evacuation smoother second time around
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Is the non-BCS starting to catch up with the BCS?

Blazers' Frantrell Forrest gets inspiration from mother
Birmingham News

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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New 'Marshall plan' designed to strengthen foundation of Herd nation
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Camp Randall Stadium a tough place to play
Video- MU coach Mark Snyder's weekly press conference

Herd, Badgers mirror images
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Marshall defense has a tough task
Beckley Register-Herald

Spann looks forward to return trip to Wisconsin
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

SMU coaches plan to simplify defense
Dallas Morning News

Eagles turn focus to Auburn
Hattiesburg American

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Harrison shows improvement
-USM aide can verify Tub's magic

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH Notebook- James follows happy return with another
-A recruiting take on Rice QBs Clement and Fanuzzi
-Cougar football- K-Font and injury update

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tommy West sees potential in ground game
-Tigers notebook: Racing the rain

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Knights seek revenge vs. rival in final USF matchup
-UCF football tickets and comments heat up USF rivalry
-USF backs down, ending ticketgate

From the Tulsa World
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C-USA- Power Rankings
-C-USA- Game of the week
-C-USA- Game of the week
-C-USA Insider
-TU Notebook

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Trip north bodes well for future

From the El Paso Times
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UTEP tries to schedule more tough teams
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Price has plenty of respect for Texas

September 2, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Tulane Football Practices for First Time since Evacuation in Birmingham
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Houston Football Practice Report
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Coach Tommy West Press Luncheon Quotes - September 1, 2008
-Head Coach David Bailiff Press Conference Quotes
-Tulsa Football Looks Towards Week Two and North Texas
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Blazers Begin Preparations For Florida Atlantic
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Mike Price Media Luncheon Excerpts

Tulane stays focused, gets helping hand
  If Tulane's football team can work as efficient as the university's evacuation plan for its athletic department, the Green Wave should go undefeated.
New Orleans Times Picayune

UTEP sees Texas game as an opportunity
El Paso Times

UAB coaches dissect Blazers' second-quarter collapse
Birmingham News

Passmore's 'go win' effort shows Herd the way
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Spann no stranger to Badgers
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Cann efficient in debut
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MU Notebook- Marshall defense awaits 'big' test at Wisconsin

Eagles get ready as Gustav passes
Biloxi Sun Herald

Southern Miss start a success
Hattiesburg American

Southern Miss at Auburn
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Houston Chronicle
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Rice Notebook- Owls not special in one respect
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Take notice of Owls' stellar running game
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Cougar football- Kelvis postgame

Tiger quarterbacks get rattled in season opener on big stage
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Knights seek revenge vs. rival
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Knights' offense expected to pass ball more
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Oops! UCF sends media trying to join O'Leary teleconference on amusing detour

From the Tulsa World
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TU Notebook
WEB EXCLUSIVE- Listen to interviews with coach Todd Graham, running back Tarrion Adams and linebacker Mike Bryan

September 1, 2008

Around Conference USA - Football
USA Today

For now, it's all good with the Herd
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Simplicity was solution
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Herd displays running back depth in win over Redbirds
Beckley Register-Herald

Tiger defense disappoints
Memphis Commercial Appeal

UCF just not in USF's league
Orlando Sentinel

Fedora's win is good start to season
Biloxi Sun-Herald

Auburn scouting report
Hattiesburg American

From the El Paso Times
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UTEP begins work
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UTEP players hail '85 BYU upset as team's best

From the Tulsa World
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TU unbeaten up north
-Hurricane defenders show grit
-Tulsa's offense a wealthy one
-TU Notebook
-TU- Know The Foe