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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

September 21, 2008

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: ECU-N.C. State Game Center
-O'Brien:
Finish adds to rivalry
-Myatt:
Pirates miss chances in red zone
-BVL:
ECU-N.C. State Box Score
-BVL:
Conference USA Standings, Scores, Schedule
BVL Audio Replay:
Skip Holtz post-game presser

From ecupirates.com
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No. 15 ECU Falls To N.C. State In Overtime
-Soccer Entertains Coastal Carolina Sunday
-Volleyball Splits, Wins East Carolina Invitational

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pack stuns Pirates in OT
-Former Rose standout comes up big for Wolfpack
-Holtz sticks to his guns
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ECU fans come out in full force to support their team

DASHED- Pirates' chance of landing a BCS bid gone
Winston Salem Journal

Pirates slip up in overtime at N.C. State
Kinston Free Press

From the New Bern Sun Journal
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BCS Buster Busted
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Williams earns right to boast
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Take a kid to the game, but leave the goalposts

Wolfpack dashes ECU's BCS dreams
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

East Carolina's big bowl dream dashed by Wolfpack
Charlotte Observer

ECU loss to N.C. State ends all talk of BCS bowl for Pirates
Greensboro News-Record

From the Fayetteville Observer
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NC State stuns ECU, wins in OT
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Brown inspired, but not for obvious reason

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Pack rights the ship, Pirates' hopes sink
-Pirates fail to capitalize
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Pack denies Pirates
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Observations
-First Look- East Carolina at N.C. State (216 images)
Video- East Carolina-N.C. State

From the Washington Daily News
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Wolfpack stuns No. 15 Pirates
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Wilson has breakout game for NC State

Number of arrests "in the norm" at State-ECU game
WRAL.com

Wolfpack steals one from Pirates
Burlington Times News

Tables turned as E. Carolina upset by N.C. State
Houston Chronicle (AP)

Wolfpack ends Pirates' run
Durham Herald-Sun

East Carolina's BCS-busting hopes all but over after OT loss to NC State
ESPN.com

The Pirates Walk the Plank
New York Times

Wolfpack Stuns No. 15 ECU 30-24 in OT
gopack.com

From scout.com
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Instant Analysis- East Carolina-NC State
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Pack Upsets No. 15 ECU, 30-24 (OT)

East Carolina- Still a Buy
Protrade.com

September 20, 2008
Pirate Gameday
America's Day for Kids
International Eat an Apple Day
Wife Appreciation Day
Oktoberfest Begins

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: Conference USA Standings, Schedule, TV Listings
Talk FM: TOT (Denny O'Brien)

ECU at NC State -Noon ET (ESPN)
-ECU Gameday Central
-NCSU Gameday Central

-NC State-East Carolina Game Notes
-Weather.com gameday forecast

High-flying ECU visits NC State, 'a work in progress'
Winston Salem Journal

ECU not looking past N.C. State
Fayetteville Observer

Pinkney, No. 15 Pirates ready for ‘alumni game' vs. N.C. State
New Bern Sun Journal

Pirates not overlooking Wolfpack this time
Washington Daily News

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates revisit N.C. State rivalry
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ECU defensive backs look to cut out deep passes
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ECU Football makes Pirate attire even more fashionable

Another Pack, Pirates Showdown
gopack.com

E. Carolina vs. N.C. State- The best in-state rivalry
Charlotte Observer

Another apparent mismatch for East Carolina,  only this time the No. 15 Pirates are the favorites
Hampton Roads Daily Press (AP)

From wral.com
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Saturday's East Carolina-NC State game
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Early Success Easily Forgotten
-Fans gear up for ECU-NC State game
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Pack's Brown, Wilson know State's offense must get going

Wolfpack looks for redemption against Pirates
  It doesn't take much for North Carolina State to pay attention to East Carolina.
Burlington Times News

Wolfpack Struggles
Tampa Tribune

NC State taking on "BCS busters"
espn.com

College football's potential breakthrough teams
San Francisco Chronicle (scrippsnews.com)

NFL Rookie Head 2 Head- Slaton vs. Johnson
BlueGoldNews.com

International Talk like a Pirate Day has people saying “arrgh”
wnct.com

Tech coordinator learned from father
  That McNeill had grown up as a coach’s son would be readily apparent during his college playing career from 1976-79 at East Carolina.
RedRaiders.com

September 19, 2008
PAINT IT PURPLE Friday
International Talk Like a Pirate Day
 
YouTube - Talk like a Pirate
National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Saint Gennaro Feast Day

From Bonesville.net
-Batten: Football Recruiting Report
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First instinct held true for N.J star
-Monroe:
Kevin's Keys to the Game
-BVL: Updated Football Recruiting Thumbnails
Talk FM: TOT (John Witchard)

Soccer Shuts Out Gardner-Webb, 2-0
ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates prepare for battle
  As the Pirates prepare for Saturday's battle with the Wolfpack at Carter-Finley Stadium, some local football fans took time to reflect on the history of the rivalry and its effect on eastern North Carolina.
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Smith playing big for Pirates
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ECU wins blood challenge

Pirates Prepare for Pack, Sweep CUSA Accolades
wnct.com

Johnson ready to step up for Pirates
Raleigh News and Observer

No. 15 Pirates looking very young at linebacker
wral.com

ECU’s catching recruits; NCSU’s Irving catching people’s eyes
Washington Daily News

N.C. State defensive coordinator on ECU
Charlotte Observer

NC State-East Carolina Game Notes
gopack.com (.pdf)

Pirates regrouping at linebacker after injury
Kinston Free Press

ECU, without Cotton, is being forced to improvise
Winston Salem Journal

Rookie keeps Titans on the run
Titansonline.com (AP)

Titans have 2-headed running back monster
  Johnson is outside threat
Austin American-Statesman

Herd volleyball plays in ECU Invitational
H
untington Herald-Dispatch

September 18, 2008
Anniversary - US Air Force
National Cheeseburger Day

From Bonesville.net
-Myatt: View from the 'ville
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Wallace looks for repeat of history

-BVL: Recruiting Thumbnails: Mike Naples & Zico Pasut
Talk FM: TOT (Kathy Price)

From ecupirates.com
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Two Events Set To Celebrate The Start Of Basketball Season
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Pirates Down Seahawks
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Ride With The Voice On Oct. 4
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Terence Campbell Nominated For FedEx Orange Bowl Courage Award

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Holtz- Unity is harder than it looks
-ECU dials in by dialing down offense against Wave
-Brown, Williams go head-to-head Saturday
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Forum focuses on melee after West Virginia game
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The game without a name…
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Nathan's Notes
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Barkley to pay visit to Greenville on Oct. 25

Simmons' hard work paying off
Fayetteville Observer

Pirates kicker likely to return for N.C. State game
Kinston Free Press

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Move unlikely for ECU
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EAST CAROLINA AT NC STATE

From wral.com
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ADs on the watch for fan behavior this weekend
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Pinkney's Prediction- "Pirates over Pack"

From the East Carolinian
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77 Miles- two schools, one rivalry
  Pirates looking for revenge on N.C. State
-Week four- Ranking the Carolinas
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ECU hockey taking 'Holtz-like' approach

From the N.C. State University Technician
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Players, students embrace ECU rivalry
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Commentary- Guidelines for fans

Brown, Pack senior, eager to play Pirates
Winston-Salem Journal

Wolfpack’s Wilson hopes to become a two-sport star
Washington Daily News

Weekend Forecast
USA Today

Parity for non-BCS teams is here, but it's no cakewalk
Austin American-Statesman

There's still grief for BCS outsiders
LA Times

Seahawks' Smith sizing up ways to draw interest from FBS schools
Myrtle Beach Sun News

Garrard wants explosive plays
Jaguars.com

September 17, 2008
Citizenship Day
Constitution Day
Pledge Across America

From Bonesville.net
-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
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Wading through the media fog

Talk FM: TOT (Hubert Davis)

From ecupirates.com
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Zack Montijo Named Cross Country Male Athlete-Of-The-Week

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ECU-N.C. State To Be Streamed On ESPN360.com
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ECU Takes Third At Chip-N Club Invitational
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Men's Golf Places Fifth In Season-Opening Event

Big wins help ECU lock down verbal commitments
Fayetteville Observer

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Avoiding the rush
  One of the biggest factors standing between No. 15 East Carolina and a 4-0 start is how well the Pirates handle the twists and turns of N.C. State's defense Saturday in Raleigh.

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Some ECU students camped out for NC State game
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New dean of Brody SOM introduced to board
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NC State reports good showing at blood drive

Passion for rivalry differs for ECU, State
Wilmington Star-News

From WRAL.com
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Holtz says it would take "a very special situation" to get him to leave ECU
Video- Holtz knows Pack and Pirates

From scout.com
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Quotables- Skip Holtz
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O'Brien- 'We'll Be Tested Again'

From the East Carolinian
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ECU escapes New Orleans with a victory
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Opinion- Pirates pass multiple tests in road win
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Baseball hits practice field full of talent

PREVIEW- North Carolina State vs. East Carolina
sportsline.com (AP)

Talent that defies measure
  His top choice, if offered, would be East Carolina.
Columbia (SC) State

INSIDE THE NFL
  Titans versatile RB Chris Johnson big reason team is 2-0
SI.com

Deal or no deal? Shopping NCAAF Week 4
covers.com

September 16, 2008
Ann Bradstreet Day
Mayflower Day
Women's Friendship Day
UN International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
Anniversary - General Motors (100 years)
Anniversary - Old Ironsides Saved by Poem
Cherokee Strip Day (Ok)
Independence Day (Mexico)

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Wounded Pirates forced to adjust
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz Weekly Press Conference
Talk FM: Monday Night QB (Vernon Hargreaves)
Talk FM: TOT (Jenny Cooper)

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates In Third After 36-Holes At Chip-N Club Invitational
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Rain Halts Play At Season-Opening Event
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Weekly Press Luncheon Quotes
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Pirates Sweep C-USA Weekly Honors
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ECU Gameday Central
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Trish Monroe Is Defensive Player-Of-The-Week
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Pinkney To Appear On ESPN's First Take

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates get bad news
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ECU trio garners C-USA awards
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Lenoir sheriff defends deputy
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Victim of skydiving accident was 'the ideal student'

C-USA's fining of East Carolina is ridiculous
Huntington Herald Dispatch

From the Charlotte Observer
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No. 15 Pirates have little sympathy for struggling Pack
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East Carolina tops Carolinas Top 10

From the Winston Salem Journal
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Wolfpack to face another tough foe
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ECU's Cotton likely out for rest of season

Blog: The ECU worship has begun
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Rivals.com Week 3 National Awards
  DE C.J. Wilson kept East Carolina undefeated with eight tackles, three tackles for a loss and a blocked kick as the Pirates avoided an upset at Tulane.
rivals.com

Bitten by the injury bug
New Bern Sun Journal

Pirates pay steep price for win at Tulane
Kinston Free Press

East Carolina loses star linebacker
United Press International

Naples decides East Carolina fits him best
  Skip Holtz made the difference.

New Brunswick (NJ) Home News Tribune,

Touring the college football nation
Memphis Commercial Appeal

O'Brien- 'We'll Be Tested Again'
scout.com

East Carolina suffers major injuries
espn.com

September 15, 2008
Harvest Moon
Hispanic Heritage Month (09/15-10/15)
National Woman Road Warrior Day
Anniversary - Greenpeace
Birthday - President William Taft (27th President)

From Bonesville.net
-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 357
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Pirates facing difficult gauntlet

-BVL:
AP and Coaches Polls

From ecupirates.com
-Women's Golf Kicks Off 2008-09 Season
-ECU Moves Up To No. 17 In USA Today Poll
-Penn Downs Pirates Behind Early Scores
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Baseball Starts Fall Practice

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates chase dream as teams chase Pirates
-Any dog can bite in chase for dream season

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Healthy growth - Enrollment keeps rising in ECU nursing program
-ECU enjoys remodeled eatery

Wilson has huge day for Pirates
Washington Daily News

East Carolina's BCS Dilemma
Wall Street Journal (AP)

East Carolina Clipboard
Raleigh News and Observer

From the Orlando Sentinel
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All hail the college football BCS busters
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Non-BCS contenders line up to buck the system

Mountain West conference showed it can play with Pac 10 teams
  It’s easy to fly under the radar, but now East Carolina has to pass the challenge of being the team to beat after upsets against Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
Ft Worth Star-Telegram

Lutzow making quick impression
Suburban Chicago (IL) Courier News

 

September 21, 2008

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Heels' loss really hurts
-Tar Heels haven't arrived yet
-Turnovers have Davis seeing red
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Deacons boot Seminoles -- again

From the Greenville (SC) News
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USC squeaks by Wofford 23-13
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Clemson University exploits mismatch, routs S.C. State

From the Winston Salem Journal
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Defense is decisive
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JMU surprises Appalachian State 35-32

From the Roanoke Times
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Quite the surprise
  After struggling for much of the first three quarters, Virginia Tech turns the tide on the Tar Heels and rallies for an unlikely victory.
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Madison rallies past App State

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
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Youthful Hokies find a way to win over N. Carolina
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Down 21 at halftime, JMU rallies, avenges bitter '07 playoff loss

J.H. Rose player dies
Greenville Daily Reflector

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Vols try, but can't explain another lopsided loss to rival Gators
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Vandy stymies Ole Miss

Broncos back in BCS mix
Idaho Statesman

September 20, 2008

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Enjoy today, football fans
-Read the N&O's preview of today's games (PDF)
-Deacons' rise good for state
-The amazing Brandon Tate
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Canes practice today

From the Winston Salem Journal
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Times Change
  Home team Florida State is favored by oddsmakers over Wake Forest, but that's dubious at best
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It's Deacs vs. 'Noles

ACC Week 4 Lookaheads Blog
CollegeFootballNews.com

College football predictions
Fayetteville Observer

It should be a wild, meaningful week for state teams
Wilmington Star-News

Hoping to heal vs. Heels
Roanoke Times

Clash for the Coastal?
  Maybe this will be the game that decides the ACC's Coastal Division. Maybe it'll be North Carolina (Chapel Hill) or Virginia Tech that takes on the Atlantic Division's best in Tampa Bay in a winner-takes-all bid for the BCS.
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
-Tech-UNCCH match-up will determine division leader
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Booting QB proves that Virginia isn't cavalier about behavior

UVA better off without QB Lalich
Hampton Roads Daily Press

How Clemson and S.C. State match up
Anderson Independent

Arrest issues taint football program at Coastal Carolina
Columbia (SC) State

UNCC Football : Will Judy come up Roses or thorns?
Charlotte Observer

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Plan for Vols vs. Gators is to pound ground game
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At 3-0, Vanderbilt's vicious

BYU climbing back to the top of the mountain
SI.com

WVU players ‘devastated’ by loss
Beckley Register-Herald

September 19, 2008

From the Times-West Virginian
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WVU falls to Colorado in OT
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Mountaineers give one away

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Rocky Mountain Low
  For West Virginia, the start of the game was eerily similar to the Mountaineers' last outing, a 24-3 loss at East Carolina.

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WVU notebook- Clock management hurt Mountaineers
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Buffaloes stopped WVU when it mattered most

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Pack gets credit for ECU rivalry
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Baker will miss season
  N.C. State has lost one talented running back for the season but might get another back for Saturday's football game against East Carolina.
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Tar Heels give less, take more in 2008
-Deacons working to fortify their defense
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Cutcliffe evaluates Duke's defense

The Don of Donations
  Since Bobby Purcell took over in 1997, the Wolfpack Club has raised over $200 million in donations for NC State athletics.

Wall Street Journal

State RB Brown on a power trip
Greensboro News Record

No. 15 ECU comes to Carter-Finley favored
N.C. State University Technician

College Notebook- East Carolina, BYU elbow in BCS picture
Houston Chronicle

MWC gaining respect, but that doesn't guarantee a BCS bid
Seattle Times

Virginia dismisses starting QB Lalich from team
Roanoke Times

UVa dismisses Lalich from football team
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Charlotte Observer
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Dubois backs football – if UNCC fans help with tab
  For UNC Charlotte boosters and football fans, it's first down, $5 million to go.
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Finances play defense against football bid

From the Winston Salem Journal
-UNC Charlotte chancellor wants football
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WFU Notebook- Grobe wants back to just hit holes
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James Madison is buzzing over game

Fans' access tightened
  Following Clemson’s 27-9 win over N.C. State last week, two fans accosted N.C. State coach Tom O’Brien after his post-game handshake with Clemson coach Tommy Bowden.
A
nderson Independent Mail

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Stuffing the run is No. 1 option for USC
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A case of sibling rivalry

USC finds market for pay-per-view football games
Greenville (SC) News

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
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Indian mascots still causing stir in N.C.
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I-AA play has been king in Virginia

September 18, 2008

From the Beckley Register-Herald
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WVU needs to turn up speed
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WVU has chip on shoulder going into Boulder

WVU needs a win over Colorado
Times-West Virginian

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
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Virginia's team idle, not coach
  If Virginia football coach Al Groh could've found a nice cave to crawl in and ponder his team's future in the first few days of this week, he probably would've jumped at the opportunity.
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Tech will need 'O' on road

Previews and Predictions for the Week 4 ACC Games
College Football News

UNLV jerseys reflect coach’s goal of ‘team first, me second’
  Among this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll, only four programs wear nothing above the numbers on their backs.  No. 1 USC is the most visible of those squads, followed by East Carolina, Penn State and Fresno State.

Las Vegas Sun

Bowden seeks end to turnover woes
Anderson Independent

Gamecocks to gnaw on wingbone
Greenville (SC) News

A good catch for Wofford
Columbia (SC) State

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Canes suffer major setback
-Duke's defensive line is fresh, successful
-Jimmy V golf tourney moving back to Raleigh
-Deacs await Noles' charge
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Pack gets new tarp
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ACC Now previews this weekend's games

From the Charlotte Observer
-Wolfpack's Brown praised for tough running
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UNC-CH puts spotlight on Va. Tech secondary
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Week 3 Preview- Panthers at Vikings

From the Roanoke Times
-Grimm makes most of chances
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Tech fans irked about gas prices

Smith on the field- Panthers give star wide receiver a warm reception
Winston-Salem Journal

September 17, 2008

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-O'Brien sees encouraging signs in loss to Clemson
  "We're going up against a veteran, wily, tough East Carolina defense"
-Pack's Brown gets tough
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Something to build on
-Scraping the Bottom
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Pack out to end end zone futility
-Eyes on Heels, Hokies
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Deacs aim to stop FSU again

From WRAL.com
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Irving hopes to keep hot start going against ECU
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Early season Super Saturday

From the Charlotte Observer
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Their goal-line stance
  UNC Charlotte may not have a football team (yet), but now 49ers' fans can say they've had a genuine football pep rally.
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Wolfpack's Brown praised for tough running

Wolfpack assesses offense
Burlington Times-News

Neal- Defense needs to finish
scout.com

WVU has chip on shoulder following ECU loss
Times-West Virginian

Hamrick- Football can find success in Las Vegas
Las Vegas Sun

Running it up vs. Rockets is key
  Two other non-BCS teams are ahead of them. Brigham Young, assuming it is done pummeling UCLA, is now the No. 14 team.  East Carolina is No. 15. So not only does Fresno State need both to lose at least once, they also need to push past both.
Fresno Bee

Defeating the Tar Heels could help Tech stake early claim to ...
  Tech coach Frank Beamer called the Tar Heels "the best football team we've played" this season. And that includes 3-0 East Carolina, now ranked 15th nationally.
Richmond Times Dispatch

September 16, 2008

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Pack's D not immune to injury
-Heels focusing on Taylor
-Dixon will be hitting close to home
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Q&A with Millbrook QB Brian Kass

WVU football fighting for respect
Denver Post

Blackwell brothers to face off Saturday
Rock Hill Herald

Making the case for USC -- at No. 3
  If you want to compare scores after two or three games, shouldn't East Carolina have a better claim to No. 1 than the Trojans because they already defeated Virginia Tech and West Virginia?

Los Angeles Daily News

Early indications point to a Southern Cal-SEC champ matchup in title game
Anderson Independent

PSU defending early schedule
  East Carolina, which began the season unranked, has slotted in ahead of No. 16 Penn State in this week's AP rankings as a reward for a tougher schedule to date.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

TCU Horned Frogs not ranked, but it’s only a matter of time
Fort Worth Star Telegram

Strong non-BCS teams boost the stakes for 'big boys'
Salt Lake Tribune

Vandy closing in on Top 25
Pensacola (FL) News Journal (AP)

WAC notebook- WAC unlikely to break into BCS bowls again
Carson (NV) Times

Big Ten notes- Conference is 1 of 3 with five 3-0 teams
Big Ten Network

USC, Clemson fans clamor for backup quarterbacks
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
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Game o' the week- Appalachian State at JMU
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Teen's suit against Marcus Vick settled, attorney says
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Tech, UVa game times announced
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Redskins: Emotional rescue

Rookie coach Zorn enjoys 'special feeling' after first NFL win
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Hardin- UNC-CH's 1st football weekend in long time
Greensboro News-Record

From the Winston Salem Journal
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The Right Thing- Suspending Smith helped Panthers improve as a team
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Assistant football coach suspended last week by WSSU is fired
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College-Football Notebook- Wake Forest vs. Navy to be televised by ESPNU

From the Roanoke Times
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Cavaliers use open date for QB prep
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Uninspired?

September 15, 2008

BYU takes big step up in polls
Salt Lake Tribune

Parity party
  Imagine, if USC ends up in the BCS National Championship Game and we see a BCS buster such as BYU, East Carolina or Utah taking the place of a Pac-10 team in the Rose Bowl?
Arizona Republic

BYU football- Trying to maintain team focus
Deseret (UT) News

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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NC State Clipboard
  East Carolina is 3-0 and will be eager to avenge last season's loss in Greenville.
-UNC-CH Clipboard
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Duke Clipboard

Stewart finally signs contract
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Stewart wants to explore options
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Washington Redskin's offense takes a great leap forward
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Cardiac Cats ride Stewart past Bears
Charlotte Observer

Thomas Still Considering USC
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Philip Fulmer says Tennessee must continue to improve
Memphis Commercial Appeal

 

September 21, 2008

Weekend Football Roundup
conferenceusa.com

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Herd scores big win over Southern Miss
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Herd win was a satisfying sight to see
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Herd's passing game solid in victory

From the Hattiesburg American
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Pretty easy to explain
  "We were out-played and out-coached in every phase."
-Eagles- Herd made key plays
-USM just didn't look enthused
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Southern Miss fans like new end zone view

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Southern comfort
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MU notebook- Walk-on kicker delivers in clutch

Marshall's time to contend in C-USA may be near
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Thundering Herd tromps on USM
Biloxi Sun Herald

Passmore leads Marshall past Southern Miss 34-27
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Passmore pivotal in Marshall’s 34-27 victory
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Houston Chronicle
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Colorado State edges UH, Keenum 28-25
  Cougars QB on last attempt: 'That was stupid on my part'
-Cougar football- Feel free to vent
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Hafner emerges as the Cougars' top receiver
-McCoy breaks TD record as Texas rips Rice
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Rice vs. Texas- Onward ...

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
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Tulane's persistence finally pays off
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Tulane downs ULM 24-10

Tulane takes down Louisiana-Monroe
Baton Rouge Advocate

UAB players say big win feels good
Birmingham News

Spurrier- QB Garcia might start vs. UAB
Columbia (SC) State

From the Dallas Morning News
-No letting up, no letdown for TCU in 48-7 rout of SMU
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SMU freshman QB Mitchell taking his lumps, learning

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Hall leads Memphis to first victory, 31-10
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Tiger special teams improve
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U of M-Nicholls State postgame

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Inexperience, errors doom the Knights at Boston College
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Talking points- Boston College 34, UCF 7

From the Tulsa World
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TU blasts New Mexico in new stadium
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Defense shows its tough side
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TU Notebook

NMSU Aggies outlast UTEP Miners
El Paso Times

September 20, 2008

Big win could help put UCF with Big Boys
Orlando Sentinel

Knights head to Boston College looking for big-time victory
Florida Today

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Golden opportunity for Herd
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Notebook- Snyder not concerned by play disparity
-Marshall-Southern Miss capsule

Golden Eagles enter C-USA territory
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Herd will face a raucous crowd at M.M. Roberts Stadium
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Game notes
-Five points to ponder
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Different storylines highlight game
-Southern Miss will pass early and often
-This week in Conference USA
-Conference USA team-by-team schedules

From the Hattiesburg American
-Herd expects same USM squad
  Smash-mouth Southern Miss has hopped the spread offense bandwagon, but it's not an over-the-top football overhaul.
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USM baseball opens falls practice Monday

Fletcher still key for Southern Miss
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
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Tulane set to play with sense of urgency
  You wouldn't call it a "must win" situation for Tulane.
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INSIDE TULANE

Tulane looks to sack ULM, get first win
Baton Rouge Advocate

From the Birmingham News
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Alabama State face-off may give UAB quarterback Joe Webb a chance to rebound lagging performance against Tennessee
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CONFERENCE USA

Goals are simple for SMU and TCU
Dallas Morning News

From the El Paso Times
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It's no secret- UTEP desperate for a victory
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UTEP, NMSU each seek first win of year
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UTEP doing well on kickoffs

From the Houston Chronicle
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UT looks to Applewhite for inside scoop on Rice
-Rice's Bailiff- Football provides welcome distraction
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Hurting Rice defense aims to hang tough vs. Texas
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Hafner emerges as the Cougars' top receiver

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Questions for Tigers, Colonels
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Memphis-Nicholls State preview

September 19, 2008

From the Orlando Sentinel
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UCF Knights looking to get the 'swag' back against Boston College
  Knights have grown tired of rival USF and Conference USA's East Carolina basking in the national spotlight.
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Mobility of UCF's Greco a worry for Boston College defense

Tulane foes all mixed up
New Orleans Times Picayune

From conferenceusa.com
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Tulane Football Looks to Put Moral Victories Aside this Saturday against ULM
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Cougar Punter Selected to Ray Guy Award Watch List

From CollegeFootballNews.com
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C-USA Fearless Predictions
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C-USA Fearless Predictions, Part 2 

UAB running back Justin Brooks may see extended action Saturday
Birmingham News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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C-USA rankings
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Tigers' cornerback Griffin brings toughness to secondary

Conference USA notebook
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Eagles expect dogfight
Hattiesburg American

Thundering Herd must stop Eagles in red zone
Beckley Register-Herald

Leggett looking forward to matchup
H
untington Herald-Dispatch

Coach, Eagles seek D-line improvement against Herd
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Parity a dirty word at traditional football powers
SportingNews.com

From the Dallas Morning News
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SMU, TCU quarterbacks toss around accolades
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SMU looks to stop TCU running attack

Rivalry games are hard to get ready for
El Paso Times

TU Notebook
Tulsa World

September 18, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Houston's Mark Hafner Named John Mackey Tight End of the Week
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Blazers Go In Full Pads During Wednesday's Practice
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Rivals.com Focuses on UCF Baseball Head Coach Terry Rooney

Around Conference USA -Football
USA Today

C-USA Roundup - Week Three Standings & More 
College Football News

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Southern Miss goes spread, not soft
-Marshall Notebook- Southern Miss realizes Marshall team changes

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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McRath anchors of Southern Miss defense
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Burns adjusting nicely to new position

From the Hattiesburg American
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Next up- Conference play
-Senior defensive back Bradshaw returns to Eagles' practice field
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Nelson has obviously arrived

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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UCF, Greco gear up for BC
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One team gets USM's attention
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QB Davis gaining control of USM spread

UAB defensive tackle Nick Davison doesn't fit the mold
Birmingham News

SMU's Martin hopes it's like old times against TCU
Dallas Morning News

From the Houston Chronicle
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Cougars new 4-3 defense off to struggling start
-Owls back on track
-Rice series has been one-sided for decades

NCAA waiver makes Richard Jackson eligible for happiness at UCF
Orlando Sentinel

Thevenot eager to put his best foot forward
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Tulsa World
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TU Notebook
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Second home
 
Tom Johnston has watched 394 Golden Hurricane games

UTEP Miners, NMSU Aggies in same boat
El Paso Times

September 17, 2008

From the Tulsa World
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C-USA INSIDER
  East Carolina was the second straight ranked foe to get shut down by a stingy Tulane defense.
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C-USA: Game of the week
  East Carolina at North Carolina State
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C-USA Power rankings
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Hurricane is handed its first test
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TU Notebook
-Football and opera do mix

From the Houston Chronicle
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Rice receiver Dillard battles case of dropped passes
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College football- Rice loses another player to injury
-UH Notebook- Equipment truck driver provides assist
  Preparation key to Cougars' recent evacuation

After close losses, Tulane ready for win
Baton Rouge Advocate

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
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Tulane still has trickery up sleeve
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Tulane notebook- Forte making waves in the NFL
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Tulane's Jeremy Williams Louisiana offensive player of the week

Transcript from Tulane Head Coach Bob Toledo's Weekly Press Luncheon
conferenceusa.com

From the El Paso Times
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James Thomas finding his place within offense
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UTEP Miners are healthy, for the most part
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UNLV, Texas Tech highlight Miners' home slate

From the Birmingham News
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Ryan Roget and Cory Powers no longer with UAB football team
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Alabama State's Anthony Speight has inside knowledge of UAB team

TCU coach Patterson impressed with SMU offense
Dallas Morning News

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
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Davis starts strong at USM
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USM releases 'challenging' '08-09 schedule

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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Fedora hopes for consistency as Eagles kick off C-USA play
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Settling in
  Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis finally got a full night's rest this past Friday night.

From the Hattiesburg American
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Guy still loves black and gold
  Always an athlete, Ray Guy became famous for his punting ability.
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Fedora- Eagles playing hard

Slate will be on field this week
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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MU men's basketball schedule developing
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C-USA in the NFL

Southern Miss defense to provide test for Herd O-line
Beckley Register Herald

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Southern Miss, Herd have similarities
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Southern Miss picks up the pace on offense

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Tigers are scoring down close, but they're not always getting touchdowns
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Tigers notebook: Future Pro?

Success gives UCF quarterback Greco boost of confidence
Orlando Sentinel

September 16, 2008

With Texas ties, Kubiak brothers feel for Coogs
  CSU might have some early-arriving guests for Saturday's game with the homeless Cougars.
Denver Post

From the Houston Chronicle
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Cougar football- Still on the road
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'Horns offer to help Rice
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Owls return to the unknown

C-USA Roundup - Week Three Standings & More 
collegefootballnews.com

UAB Blazers hope to snap nine-game losing streak in faceoff with Alabama State
Birmingham News

Road woes plague Herd
Charleston Gazette

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Marshall's Burns has inside info on Southern Miss
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Next- Southern Miss

Eagles remind Snyder of Marshall
Beckley Register-Herald

Fedora- Go for 60
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Hattiesburg American
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Eagles climb to 2-1
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USM came through in clutch

From the Tulsa World
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Graham today- He praises renovated Chapman Stadium
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Tulsa looks to echo '82
WEB EXCLUSIVE- Listen to an interview with TU coach Todd Graham, QB David Johnson and cornerback Kenny D. Sims
-What they're saying
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TU Notebook

Stadium renovation builds toward future
The Collegian

Knights refocus on Boston College
Florida Today

Transfer wide receiver will play Saturday for UCF
Orlando Sentinel

From the Dallas Morning News
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SMU Mustangs sticking with Mitchell at QB
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WR Sanders gets high praise from SMU coach

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Missed chances reason Tigers are winless
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Tigers notebook: U of M lands JUCO standout

Mike Price says rivalry game 'means everything'
El Paso Times

Dickerson says Tulane faces challenging slate
New Orleans Times Picayune

September 15, 2008

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-TU believes wins will come

  It's a dubious honor, but the argument can be made that Tulane is the best winless team in the nation.
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Times-Picayune Top 25
  Despite East Carolina's resume, we're still saying the Golden Hurricane is the best team in Conference USA.

Schedule's tough, but not lacking excitement
El Paso Times

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Snyder sees signs of improvement
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Burns comes through for Herd

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Southern Miss had tough time vs. Arkansas St.
-Burns made an impact in first start

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Marshall won even with Cann off his game
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Defense gave winning effort

Key plays were in USM's favor in dramatic win
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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Southern Miss vs. Marshall
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Fedora asks defense for a big play, gets it from CB Willingham

From the Tulsa World
-Stadium just one attraction
-TU- Know The Foe
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A whole new look at TU
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Chapman Stadium Renovations

From the Houston Chronicle
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UH, Rice, TSU set homecomings with work to do
-Cougar football- One day later...
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Stranded in Nashville; Rice-Vandy fallout

From conferenceusa.com
-Football Roundup
-Tulsa Hosts New Mexico in Home Opener on Saturday
-Displaced But Not Discouraged, Cougars' Rally Falls Short Against Air Force
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Women's Soccer Weekend Recap

Penalties, turnovers prove costly for UAB in loss to Tennessee
Birmingham News

High Five- TCU-SMU
Dallas Morning News