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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

September 28, 2008

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: ECU-Houston Game Center
-O'Brien:
Pirates backed into corner
-Myatt:
ECU not spared in wave of upsets
-BVL:
ECU-Houston Box Score
-BVL:
C-USA Standings, Scores, Schedule
BVL Audio:
Skip Holtz post-game presser
Talk FM: Post-game Call-in Show

Linkmeister Note: Although the Pirates own a 5-4 lead in the all-time series, the Cougars have been successful in Greenville, posting a 3-1 all-time record.

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Fall to Cougars, 41-24
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Pirates Finish Second At ECU Invitational

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Cougars cast aside Pirates
-Houston's quick offensive pace too much for Pirates
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ECU notes- Last year's trick doesn't work
Postgame press conference - Coach Skip Holtz
QB Rob Kass
QB Patrick Pinkney

Houston rolls over ECU
Fayetteville Observer

From the Washington Daily News
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Houston hammers East Carolina
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Pirates’ quarterbacks struggle against Cougars

Houston hands No. 23 Pirates second straight loss
Kinston Free Press

Cougars Carve up Pirates, 41-24
uhcougars.com

Cougars steamroll Pirates
Raleigh News and Observer

Cougars torch ECU defense
Goldsboro News Argus

Humbled Pirates regroup
WRAL.com

From the Houston Chronicle
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Big upset for Cougars- East Carolina falls 41-24
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Cougar football- Let the party begin

Houston's Passing Fancy Upends ECU
W
ashington Post (AP)

September 27, 2008
Pirate Gameday
Ancestor Appreciation Day
Family Health and Fitness Day - USA
Kiwanis Kids' Day
National Hunting and Fishing Day
National Public Lands Day
R.E.A.D. in America Day
Saint Vincent de Paul Feast Day
World Tourism Day
Birthday - Samuel Adam (statesman)

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: C-USA Standings and Schedule
Talk FM: TOT (Aldridge Golf Tournament)

Houston @ East Carolina
weather.com

From ecupirates.com
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Holtz Contract Approved By Board of Trustees
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Soccer Wins C-USA Opener At Rice, 2-0
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Volleyball Suffers Another Heartbreaker

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates Resume C-USA Race
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Trio of linebackers stepping up for East Carolina
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ECU Board of Trustees OKs Holtz contract
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ECU volleyball falls, soccer wins in C-USA matches
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Officials celebrate groundbreaking for family medicine center

No. 23 Pirates look to rebound against Houston
Kinston Free Press

Pirates look to slow Houston’s explosive offense
Washington Daily News

Holtz deal OK'd
Raleigh News and Observer

ECU will take on Houston at home
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

Pirates get chance to start new streak vs. Houston
Fayetteville Observer (AP)

Skipping to the bank- Holtz, ECU agree to extension
Myrtle Beach Sun News (AP)

From the Houston Chronicle
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UH heads to East Carolina at 1-3, needing boost
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UH foresees 'turnaround' at East Carolina
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Cougar football- ECU player calling for blowout

Allison analyzes dangerous RB Chris Johnson
scout.com

CBS Daytime Show to Feature SpeechEasy Anti-Stuttering Device
  SpeechEasy was developed in conjunction with East Carolina University and is marketed and manufactured by Janus Development Group Inc.
Centre Daily Times

September 26, 2008
PAINT IT PURPLE Friday
Johnny Appleseed Day
Native American Day

From Bonesville.net
-Monroe: Kevin's Keys to the Game
-BVL:
C-USA Scoreboard and Schedule
Talk FM: TOT ("Former Chancellor," Tommy Eason)

From ecupirates.com
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Holland Discusses NCSU, UNC Schedule Timeline
  ECU Athletics Director Releases Scheduling Letter, Adds Accompanying Statement
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Messages Of Sportsmanship

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Eyes trained on the Pirates
  When something in East Carolina football pops, breaks, bruises or just plain doesn't feel right, people hobble over to head trainer Mike Hanley. It's been that way for 19 years.

-ECU officials ponder limiting growth

Safeties led ECU’s pass ‘D’
Washington Daily News

From the Houston Chronicle
-Cougars' offense hopes to erase first-half struggles
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Cougar football- Kelvis speaks... again

Keenum’s cannon takes aim at ECU
New Bern Sun Journal

Pirates prep for Houston's prolific offense
Kinston Free Press

From ESPN.com
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Posted by Bruce Feldman
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No. 23 Pirates going with 3-headed rushing attack (AP)

Weekend Preview- Run for the Rose Bowl starts in the Big Ten
  East Carolina's early momentum hit a snag at North Carolina State. But the C-USA title is very much in play for the Pirates as they prepare to host Houston.
USA Today

AD Debate Gate- My take
850thebuzz.com

Pack, Pirates still battling
Wilmington Star-News

Parity puts more fun in college football
Mobile Press Register

GA OL Duran Christophe Names Leader
 
"Right now, with the schools that have offered, I like Indiana, East Carolina, and UCF. I'll say that ECU is leading between those schools. They're doing great this year."
superprep.com

Rookie running back class: Flash, dash, all-time potential
CBSSportsline.com

Titans’ Johnson finds mentor in Vikings’ AD
Scout.com

September 25, 2008
National Comic Book Day

From Bonesville.net
-Myatt: View from the 'ville
– 
New controversy swirls around rivals

-Batten: Football Recruiting Report
– 
ECU O-line gaining more stature
-BVL:
ECU Football Recruiting Thumbnails
Talk FM: TOT (Dr. Dick Douglas)

From ecupirates.com
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Holland Issues Scheduling Statement
  East Carolina AD Addresses ECU-NC State Scheduling Philosophy
-ECU-Houston Game Broadcast Available Via Online Video Stream
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ECU Releases Women's Basketball Schedule
  Lady Pirates To Play Eight Contests Against 2007-08 Postseason Qualifiers

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Reserves need more reps
  As the Pirates prepare to re-enter the fight for a Conference USA title Saturday against Houston, Holtz knows the time for the Pirates' depth to be unveiled has arrived.

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State probe of police force at ECU game is ongoing

ECU responds to N.C. State AD's remarks
  Holland, Holtz say they welcome series with Wolfpack, Heels
Kinston Free Press

Cougars’ Keenum shining
Washington Daily News

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Pack, Pirates disagree on future dates
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Pirates rekindle in-state recruiting
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Pirates seek quick turnaround against Cougars

Fireworks anyone? Try C-USA's Houston at East Carolina
lindyssports.com

Game preview- Houston (1-3) at (23) East Carolina (3-1)
WRAL.com (Sports Network)

The Fearless Forecaster
Warren Record

Titans' Johnson following in Peterson's footsteps
Nashville City Paper

September 24, 2008
National Punctuation Day
National Women's Health and Fitness Day

From Bonesville.net
-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
– 
Drew masters the art of the tight end

Talk FM: TOT (Clark Stallings)

From ecupirates.com
-ECU Football Ticket Update
  For the second time in as many home games this season, East Carolina's Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium will be at full capacity Saturday when the Pirates face Houston in a pivotal Conference USA contest
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Men's Basketball Visits The Oakwood School

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Helping hands
  All 14 members of the East Carolina men’s basketball team visited with students in a fifth grade class at the Oakwood School in Greenville on Tuesday.
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Cougars more than just run-and-gun
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Nathan's Notes

From the East Carolinian
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Holtz's decision worth the risk
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Pirates lose heartbreaker in overtime

Holtz hopes team chooses the path most taken
ESPN.com

East Carolina vs. Houston
CBSSports.com (AP)

Houston at East Carolina
thespread.com (AP)

From uhcougars.com
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Football Press Conference Quotes
-Game Notes (.pdf)
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Houston-ECU Game Broadcast Available Via Online Video Stream

Rookie Focus- Unbeaten Titans hit fast forward with Johnson
USA Today

September 23, 2008
Checkers Day
Innergize Day
Libra Begins

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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No time for looking back
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz Weekly Press Conference
Talk FM: Monday Night QB (Junior Smith)
Talk FM: TOT (Tom Savage)

From ecupirates.com
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Weekly Press Luncheon Quotes
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ECU Gameday Central

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Reaction time for Pirates
'You hate to lose'
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Click for Pirates' quest for pigskin treasure

Pirates look to regroup
Raleigh News and Observer

Pirates focus on league matters
Burlington Times News

ECU looks to move past loss to N.C. State
Washington Daily News

ECU turning its focus to conference play
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

Time to move on for No. 23 Pirates
New Bern Sun Journal

Holtz stands by fourth-down decision
Kinston Free Press

ECU's Holtz speaks to media following NC State loss
WRAL.com

East Carolina tumbles in latest Top 25 polls
Orlando Sentinel

September 22, 2008
American Business Women's Day
Fall Begins Northern Hemisphere / Autumn / Autumnal Equinox
Family Day - A Day To Eat Dinner With Your Children
Hobbit Day
Mabon (Wiccan)
Anniversary - Emancipation Proclamation
Anniversary - Ice Cream Cone Birthday

From Bonesville.net
-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 358
– 
Holtz made the right call

-BVL:
AP and Coaches Polls; Harris Poll voting panel

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Long term or not?
  Fame is a tricky thing. It finds people, and sports teams, often at times when those garnering the attention aren't expecting it.
-ECU falls to No. 23 in AP poll after loss to N.C. State
-Blaargh!!

Pirates Edged By Coastal Carolina, 2-1
ecupirates.com

ECU clipboard
Raleigh News and Observer

Eskridge has big day in Pirates' loss
Shelby Star

From the Washington Daily News
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No longer unbeaten, ECU still has a lot to play for
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COLLEGE ROUNDUP- Wilson shines in Pirates’ loss

What we learned from the Independents and non-BCS, Week 4
espn.com

 

September 28, 2008

From the Roanoke Times
-A hit in the Heartland
  Virginia Tech silences the biggest crowd in Nebraska history by knocking off the hometown Cornhuskers.
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Heck of a night for Hokies
-Blue Devils embarrass UVa
  Duke outscores Virginia 28-0 in the second half to end a 25-game losing streak in the ACC.
-Quarter without Sintim costly

Cavs take their spot at bottom of league
  It’s gut check time in Charlottesville
Charlottesville Daily Progress

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
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Duke decks reeling U.Va.
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Virginia Tech 35, Nebraska 30

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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A Devil of a victory
-What's next? Duke is 1-0 in the ACC
-Sexton steps it up
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Goddard's quick hands steal one away
-Bulls trample the Wolfpack
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Pack can't get unstuck
-Navy stuns 16th-ranked Demon Deacons
-Fatal concussion spurs probe of teen players' care
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Two other high school football players have died recently

A sinking feeling
  After last week's main-course victory at Florida State, No. 15 Wake Forest got its dessert yesterday against unranked Navy.
Winston Salem Journal

Dreaming big becomes a nightmare for Wake Forest
Greensboro News-Record

Clemson University shell-shocked by Terrapins
Greenville (SC) News

Bowl proved to be a breakout game for WVU
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Ole Miss stuns No. 4 Florida 31-30
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Just when SEC seems so predictable
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Economics 101: Losses can add up

Day of upsets
  Seven ranked teams lost Saturday
Salt Lake Tribune

Skins' last Rodeo at Texas Stadium
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

September 27, 2008

College football predictions
Fayetteville Observer

ACC Insider- No Bull, just pretend they're the Pirates
Wilmington Star-News

Faded Nebraska could be easy prey for Hokies
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Cutcliffe gets Duke in right direction
Roanoke Times

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Adams aims to restart running game
-ACC tests QB depth
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NCHSAA board looking for answers

From the Winston Salem Journal
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UNC-CH will play Miami
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Mountaineers know a lot about today's opponent
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Wake Forest is worried about Navy

Clemson University looks at football stadium of the future
Anderson Independent

Heat stroke blamed in athlete's death
Greensboro News-Record

Source- Bobcats cut about 35 jobs
Charlotte Observer

September 26, 2008

With Wilson hurt again, Beck will lead Wolfpack this weekend
Greensboro News Record

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
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Hall might have been Virginia’s best QB option
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This season, the ACC is awash in young-gun QBs

Oregon State takes down No. 1 Southern California 27-21
USA Today

Party crashers? Utah, BYU among 5 teams in West eyeing a BCS bid
Deseret News

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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Beck gets a chance
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Spurrier, Welsh brought the heat
-UNC-CH backup quarterbacks look to prove themselves
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Canes go down hard

True Team Spirit- Odom says 1995 ACC crown was a school achievement
Winston Salem Journal

Cutcliffe building momentum off field
Durham Herald-Sun

Athletics makeover part of campus-wide improvements at Campbell
Fayetteville Observer

Cobb- Appalachian not moving to FBS soon
Charlotte Observer

USC tightens class attendance policy
Columbia (SC) State

September 25, 2008

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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O'Brien touches nerve at USF
-Brown is now a leader of the Pack
-Davis not yet set on Heels' QB
-Duke's Riley likes to play it mellow
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Canes off to a cold start

NC State and South Florida coaches trade barbs
Orlando Sentinel

Cavs entrust hopes to cool 'Piano Man'
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Roanoke Times
-New tune for UVa
-Where's Vic Hall
?
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Virginia looks to its youth vs. Devils

Lewis now is key part of Duke's ground game, not scrambling for self-preservation
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
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U.Va.'s Lalich reportedly plans to transfer to Oregon State
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Huskers will be aided in game against Va. Tech by loud fans
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Redskins' Taylor now knows severity of leg injury

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Coastal Carolina to play in preseason NIT in 2009
-King to wait for heart surgery
  Trip to hospital prompts USC left tackle to address heart issue after season

Football deaths, expansion to 5-A on Adams’ mind
Fayetteville Observer

Player death brings back sad memories
Wilmington Star-News

September 24, 2008

Game against Duke huge for Groh, Cavs
  Al Groh's future may ride on a game versus a team that wants to quit losing.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
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Thrust into QB role, U.Va.'s Verica eager to lead Cavs
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Va. Tech's young passing attack will have to grow up fast

Virginia Tech understands football is big at Nebraska
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Recruiting- Duke gains commitment from cornerback
  East Carolina continued its hot streak in recruiting this week by adding 6-7, 310-pound offensive lineman Matt Hay from Burlington (NJ) City High School
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News and Observer
-Source- Wilson's throwing shoulder injured
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UNC-CH freshman overcomes tumor
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Paulus, Sexton compete

Fowler wants more support from student fees
  Currently, the NCSU Athletics Department's portion of fees is $195, while UNC-Chapel Hill allocates $250 and East Carolina has close to $500.
N.C. State University Technician

Wolfpack fans have confidence in O’Brien
Asheville Citizen Times

Tar Heels better suited than 'Pack to handle loss of quarterback
Wilmington Star-news

UNC-CH and Miami appear headed in different directions
ESPN.com

Note to fans- It's never as bad, or good, as it seems
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

Nehlen's got Stew's back
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Dream is so close, yet so far
Deseret News

49ers have reserved 1,526 football PSLs
Charlotte Observer

September 23, 2008

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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That stings- UNC-CH, State both lose quarterbacks
-Pack's Wilson lost indefinitely; Beck gets start vs. South Florida
-Heels' Yates out until November; replacement hasn't been set
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Tar Heels still need a strong running game

Wake the new No. 1 in Carolinas Football Poll
Charlotte Observer

Wolfpack mixes excitement with injury woes
Burlington Times News

From CBSSports.com
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CBS agrees to long-term broadcast deal with Navy
  During the length of the agreement, CBS College Sports Network will broadcast notable match-ups including games against Wake Forest; Air Force; East Carolina; Ohio State; Pittsburgh; Rutgers; Texas Christian University; Northwestern; Duke; Ole Miss and Syracuse.
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Non-BCS Schools Making Their Mark

J.H. Rose teen died from head injury
Greenville Daily Reflector

Devils favored against Cavaliers
Roanoke Times

A loss at Duke would deepen U.Va.'s latest football crisis
The Virginian Pilot

Nebraska sees a 'good test' in Virginia Tech game
Staunton News Leader

WVU Football- Stewart's new contract has some livid, surprised
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

SEC too good to play for title
Columbia (SC) State

September 22, 2008

Student's death weighs on school, community
Greenville Daily Reflector

Let's be realistic
  ECU is still the better football team, and I hate to see my fellow fans embarrass themselves by saying dumb things like "the Pirates are a bunch of (censored)."

N.C. State University Technician

From the Raleigh News and Observer
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NC State clipboard
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UNC-CH clipboard
-Duke Clipboard

Little guys in some lofty company
  With 6 teams infiltrating Top 25, non-BCS leagues are flexing their muscles

Chicago Sun-Times

Contract protects WVU, Stewart
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Calling for any coach’s firing after just three games is ridiculous
Beckley Register-Herald

No guarantees for Tigers
  If prudence prevails, nobody on the Clemson football team will guarantee a win over Maryland this week.

Greenville (SC) News

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
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Balance, points off turnovers keys in 2nd win for Skins
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An 'aw-shucks' road trip awaits young Hokies

Old Yankee Stadium will come down slowly
New York Newsday

From the Charlotte Observer
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Panthers left thinking what could have been
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Biffle makes another move on Chase leaders

From the Winston Salem Journal
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MOTIVATED- WFU defense was fired up
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UNCERTAINTY- Tar Heels do not know who will be their starting quarterback against Hurricanes

Lalich sorts options after learning fate
Roanoke Times

Ryder Cup: Americans end 9 years of frustration
Louisville Courier-Journal

 

September 28, 2008

Football Roundup
conferenceusa.com

From conferenceusa.com
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Rice Duo Earns National Honor
-Women's Soccer Weekend Recap
-Volleyball Round Up
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Week Two Underway for the UCF Baseball Team

Memphis boots Ark. State
Raleigh News and Observer (AP)

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-WVU makes most of MU mistakes
-Herd didn't help itself in loss to Mountaineers
-Columnist grades the Herd
-MU-WVU game balls
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Herd already getting focused on Cincinnati

Toying with the Herd
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Long, fruitless drive costs Herd
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Night of futility for UCF Knights against UTEP
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Talking Points

From the El Paso Times
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UTEP crushes UCF
-Martinez nails 64-yard field goal
  Jose Martinez finally made a moon shot, but he missed the NCAA record by a yard.
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Everything turns golden for UTEP in huge victory

From the Birmingham News
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Blazers can't get into groove
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Blazer notebook
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UAB needs more support
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UAB 2-minute drill

Gamecocks blaze to 26-13 win over UAB
Greenville (SC) News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Steele leads Memphis over Arkansas State
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Memphis-ASU Postgame
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Tiger kicker no longer an unknown
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Given choice, team chooses respect, and here's the kicker -- it feels really good

From the Houston Chronicle
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Rice's Clement, Dillard break TD mark in win
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Rice vs. North Texas- Swagger Like Us

From the Houston Chronicle
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TU offense must stay this good
-Graham disappointed with 'D'
-TU Notebook
WEB EXCLUSIVE- Listen to postgame interviews after the Central Arkansas win with Todd Graham, running back Tarrion Adams and linebacker Tanner Antle

September 27, 2008

Conference USA Week 5 Lookaheads Blog 
College Football News

Rice's Clement, Dillard zero in on TD record today
Houston Chronicle

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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C-USA notebook- Top spot in league could be Herd's lot
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WVU prepping for Brown out?

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-A different feel for this Coal Bowl
-FIVE POINTS TO PONDER
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Snyder, Stewart enjoy a gentlemanly relationship
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This is Marshall's year to beat WVU
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This week in Conference USA

WVU, Marshall set for big battle
Times-West Virginian

Thunder rolls into Morgantown
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Possibly season-defining games for UCF, FSU
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UCF at UTEP preview capsule

From the El Paso Times
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UTEP to host UCF in league play
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UCF plans to use balanced attack Saturday

From the Birmingham News
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Blazers expect Gamecocks to test porous pass defense
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If UAB can use the lessons learned in Knoxville and play better against an SEC team at a big venue. Three things to look for...

Gameday preview- USC vs. UAB
Columbia (SC) State

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Tiger wide receiver a playmaker
-
U of M-Arkansas State preview

From the Tulsa World
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3 storylines
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TU Gameday tips

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
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28 MINUTES LATER
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Andre a giant for Tulane this season

Mustangs wilting when lights are on
Dallas Morning News

September 26, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
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Tulane Downs SMU 34-27 for Second Consecutive Win
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Post-Game Quotes
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UCF's Neal Nominated for FedEx Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award
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Blazers Fine-Tune South Carolina Game Plan

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Tulane beats SMU 34-27, improves to 2-2
-Win makes a new kind of impression
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Anderson a workhorse vs. Mustangs

From the Dallas Morning News
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Bad start stops SMU in 34-27 loss to Tulane
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SMU goes vertical again

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Coal Bowl spotlights homegrown talent
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Herd's defense will need to 'swarm' WVU stars
-Bill Stewart an exception to today's coaching rule

Marshall/WVU- An in-state rivalry? Not exactly
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Defensive line showing improvement
Charleston (WV) Gazette

UAB prepares for South Carolina's linebackers
Birmingham News

Rice vs. North Texas- Practice notes
Houston Chronicle

ASU targets Tigers in talk of rivalry
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Knights will go with beef in running attack against UTEP
Orlando Sentinel

From the El Paso Times
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Central Florida-UTEP Capsule
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Miners prepare for league play
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UTEP Notebook- UCF coach worried about his defense
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UTEP Miners will hear siren for big plays
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UTEP coach, players garner soldiers support

From the Tulsa World
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Tender tough guy
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Tulsa Notebook
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No sugarcoating from QB

September 25, 2008

From the College Football News
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Previews and Predictions for the Week 5 C-USA Games
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Previews and Predictions Part 2

From the Dallas Morning News
-Ex-player alleges SMU coach challenged her sex life
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SMU receiver Sanders dreams big, works hard

INSIDE TULANE
New Orleans Times Picayune

Graham's lawsuit takes edge off Tulsa
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Houston Chronicle
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Cougar football- Hollywood casting call
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Injury optimism and projecting Rice wins

Football Practice Report
  The University of Houston football team continued preparations for its game against No. 23 East Carolina on Wednesday, hitting the UH practice fields for an hour and a half.
uhcougars.com

UAB coach seeks respect when none has been earned
Anderson (SC) Independent

Blazers Coleman, Springs to play before home folks
Birmingham News

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Knights take 6000 miles of travel, over just 9 days, in stride
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On Campus takes stock of Conference USA
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UCF expects UTEP's defense to blitz on almost every down

Conference Play Begins for UCF
scout.com

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Poor treatment could keep Herd fans away from Morgantown
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Rowdy crowds have only helped Cann's development
-Game's importance not lost on out-of-state players
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Last year's Coal Bowl swayed Warner to the Herd

Herd aims for early scores
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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No identity crisis for state natives
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Notebook- Herd sticks to 'one at a time' mantra

From the Hattiesburg American
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At USM- 'Good three days'
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Fedora has kind words for Eagles

Tigers football notebook
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Tulsa World
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Tulsa Notebook
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Bears put target on TU's back

C-USA Golf Notebook
  Eight Conference USA golf teams appear in the latest Golfweek's Top-100 rankings.
East Carolina is ranked No. 66.
conferenceusa.com

September 24, 2008

From the Houston Chronicle
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Parents of former Rice DB file wrongful death suit
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Lloyd vs. Rice
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UH Notebook- Sumlin defends decision to gamble on win

From the Tulsa World
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Graham named in death lawsuit
-Tu Notebook
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Mike Brown's C-USA Insider

Marshall needs big plays in Coal Bowl
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd gets ready to take on WVU
-Intensity rules MU vs. WVU
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Slate's return gives WVU faithful another reason to worry

Marshall looks for seams in WVU defense
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Notebook- Snyder returns compliment to WVU's Stewart
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Coming under scrutiny for pushing his players is nothing new for UCF Coach O'Leary
-About O'Leary
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Greco OK with multiple QBs

From the El Paso Times
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UTEP Miners to keep UCF guessing on QB plans
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UTEP team looks to be mostly healthy by Saturday

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Bowens leading University of Memphis' linebacker corps
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Tigers football notebook

UAB looking for more from TE Jeffery Anderson
Birmingham News

USC Report- Attendance policy results in three suspensions for UAB game
Greenville (SC) News

Tulane's Dade turns corner on, off field
New Orleans Times Picayune

From conferenceusa.com
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Golden Eagles Enjoying Off Week; Working Hard to Ready for Next Opponent
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Blazers Put In Good Practice In Full Pads

Eagles begin baseball work
Hattiesburg American

September 23, 2008

C-USA Football Notebook
conferenceusa.com

Conference USA News and Notes
Sports Network

Houston's Scourten Named C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week
uhcougars.com

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Herd turns focus to Mountaineers
-Snyder stoic after landmark win
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MU Notebook- Herd's strange, new world- Avoid overconfidence
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Herd basketball releases schedule

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Herd's Passmore leads nation in receiving yards
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Stew's a big Mark Snyder fan

Thundering Herd forewarned
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

UCF Coach George O'Leary plans on multiple QBs
Orlando Sentinel

Blazers' offense is better, but Callaway wants more
Birmingham News

Ex-basketball player suing SMU, coach
Dallas Morning News

TU's Landry sticks with shift
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Houston Chronicle
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Rice Notebook- Owls not overlooking North Texas
-Fall baseball- One week away
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Cougar football- 10 days in 3 minutes

Tiger running backs respond to increased workload
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Tulsa World
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Up close- Damaris Johnson
WEB EXCLUSIVE- Listen to interviews with TU's Todd Graham, Charles Clay and Wilson Garrison

James Thomas likely will start as UTEP quarterback Saturday
El Paso Times

September 22, 2008

1-3 start not what Sumlin, UH had in mind
Houston Chronicle

From the Orlando Sentinel
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A month into the college football season, some things are apparent
  Now that the star is off East Carolina, maybe the proper attention will be paid to Tulsa, the best team in C-USA.
-UCF faces must-win game at UTEP

Pressure's off Herd this week
Charleston (WV) Gazette

WVU's Stewart impressed by Marshall
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Win is signature moment
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MU Notebook- Senior leaders see shift in Marshall attitude

UAB's defensive rotation included 10 true freshmen and a pair of redshirt freshmen in win against Alabama State
Birmingham News

Tiger special teams improve
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Tulsa World
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Hurricane enjoying its home-field edge
  TU is inching closer to being included in the Top 25 polls.
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Criticism light for TU offense
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TU Notebook
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TU- Know The Foe

From the El Paso Times
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Price says UTEP will keep fighting after loss
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Muench's thoughts on UTEP after NMSU loss

From conferenceusa.com
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Women's Soccer Weekend Recap
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Volleyball Weekend Recap