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Conference USA

November 2, 2008
Pirate Gameday
All Souls' Day (Catholic)
Daylight Savings Time Ends - Standard Time Resumes
Birthday - US President Warren Harding (29th President)
Birthday - US President James Polk (11th President)
Birthday - Daniel Boone Birthday (frontiersman)

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates head to Orlando for key C-USA East showdown
-Pirates still looking for answers at receiver

ECU ready for C-USA showdown with UCF
Washington Daily News

Pirates travel to UCF for rare Sunday game
Kinston Free Press

ECU visits C. Florida in rare Sunday game
Greensboro News Record

Knights Football Central

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF hopes for energized white-clad crowd
   Knights return to Bright House Networks Stadium for first time in a month

-What to watch for in the East Carolina at UCF game Sunday
-These are tough times if you're a UCF fan

Knights remain upbeat despite 2-5 record
Florida Today

Time Running Out for UCF
Florida T
imes Ledger

ECU Pirates vs. UCF Knights - Final Preview

Peele: Woody's Ramblings
Lady Pirates aim for resurgence

Cross Country Teams Run Well At Conference USA Championship

Overachievers- Lightly recruited players who exceeded expectations
Fayetteville Observer

Jonesboro duo starting to get noticed
Atlanta Journal Constitution

November 1, 2008
All Hallows Day / All Saints' Day
Days of the Dead (Los Dias de los Muertos)
National Authors' Day
National Family Literacy Day
Sadie Hawkins Day

ECU/UCF 2007 flashback from 10.06.07
-ECU-UCF Game Center Roundup (
-ECU Outlasts UCF In A Shootout, 52-38
-Pirates power past Central Florida (Fayetteville Observer)
-Second half belongs to ECU (Raleigh News & Observer)
-Pirates rally for big win over UCF (New
Bern Sun Journal)
-Third's the charm (Kinston Free Press)

-C-USA Champions- Soccer Wins First Conference USA Title With Double Overtime Victory
-League Leader UAB Proves Too Much For Pirates

Pirates start busy stretch
Fayetteville Observer

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Morning Links- East Carolina ready to play after bye week
-UCF-East Carolina Preview Capsule

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU players ready to weigh in on election
-Pirate women capture C-USA title in soccer
-Halloween partygoers invade downtown Greenville

Herd women fall to ECU
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Investigation continues into fire at ECU’s Bate Building

October 31, 2008
"Paint it Purple" Friday
Halloween / All Hallows Eve
National Knock-Knock Day
Frankenstein Friday
National UNICEF Day
Reformation Day
Samhain (Wiccan)

-Monroe: Kevin's Keys to the Game
Talk FM: TOT (Top Gun Mike Huckabee)

-Soccer Set For Senior Day, Halloween
-Softball Releases 2009 Schedule

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates in need of game action
-ECU soccer on the verge

ECU, Holtz to skip town for holiday
   Pirates opt for rest over revelry

Kinston Free Press

Perryman shining in new role
Washington Daily News

From the East Carolinian
-ECU enters critical conference stretch
-Norman Whitley
-Hockey starts conference play undefeated

From the Orlando Sentinel
-ECU and UCF have a Conference USA rivalry in the making
-Ex-Lake Highland Prep star Rob Kass comes home for ECU to face UCF
-UCF freshman quarterback Calabrese shows he's mentally and physically tough enough for the job
-UCF Knights remain upbeat despite 2-5 record

-UCF vs ECU- Game Preview
-UCF Looks Forward to Home Cookin'

Fan Faire to Return for UCF-ECU Game Sunday

October 30, 2008

-Myatt: View from the 'ville
Pirates prepare for primetime stage

Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Bill Daughtridge)

-Abby Bools Earns Back-To-Back C-USA Honors
-Pirate Duo Is A Hit With United Way Clinic

Stepping ahead
Greenville Daily Reflector

Football runs in Kass family
Raleigh News & Observer

Copper signs with Ravens
Washington Daily News

Ravens trying to identify new third wide receiver, Copper signed
Baltimore Ravens

Your newest Raven

October 29, 2008
Anniversary - Internet
Anniversary - Stock Market Crash (1929)

-BVL: C-USA Scoreboard, Standings & Schedule
Talk FM: Talk of the Town

Yamamoto Named C-USA Diver-of-the-Week

Pirates' eyes remain on winning conference crown
Greenville Daily Reflector

ECU's Raynor latest successful specialist out of Triton High
Fayetteville Observer

Pirates’ success may rest on how well Chad can hang
Washington Daily News

ECU loses its depth
Raleigh News & Observer

Calabrese, Harvey to start against East Carolina
Orlando Sentinel

UCF Freshman Has Edge at QB
Florida Ledger

October 28, 2008
Birthday - Greg Vacek (Linkmeister)
Saint Jude's Day
Statue Of Liberty Day
Birthday - Jonas Salk (polo vaccine)

-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
Barkley brings his A-game to town
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz Weekly Press Conference
Talk FM: Monday QB (Rick Smith)
Talk FM: TOT (Boy Scouts; The Former Chancellor)

-Weekly Press Luncheon Quotes
-Pirate Gameday Central

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-With defense thin, freshmen will get chance with ECU
-Long(er) distance call
  The primary long-range shooters on East Carolina's men's basketball team don't seem to be terribly concerned about the 3-point line being moved back to 20 feet, 6 inches.

From the East Carolinian
-Ties improve ECU Soccer's chance for title
-Is playing Appalachian State a good idea?
-Guard-heavy Pirates hit the court

Pirates approach game against UCF without key players
New Bern Sun Journal

Baby Pirates get their shot
Washington Daily News

Rested East Carolina hungry for elusive title
Winston-Salem Journal (AP)

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF players insist they can still repeat as conference champions
  UCF's next test is Sunday night against an athletic but erratic East Carolina team.

-Hurting UCF needs to wake up the echoes
-UCF at a glance

White, Johnson combined for three touchdowns vs. Colts

October 27, 2008
Cranky Co-Workers Day
Navy Day
Anniversary - NYC Subway
Birthday - President Theodore Roosevelt (26th President)

-BVL: C-USA Scoreboard, Standings & Schedule
BCS Standings
Harris, AP & Coaches Polls
Denny O'Brien's Harris Poll ballot

-Soccer Earns Tie Against Memphis, 3-3
-Bools Takes Second At Landfall Tradition
-Men's Golf Concludes Fall Season At Landfall
-Pirates Snap Skid In Win Over SMU

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Bye weeks behind them, Pirates focus on C-USA slate
-Working on the waterworks
  East Carolina University will soon have a new fountain that will replace the iconic 75-year-old Wright Fountain up and running on campus.

Copper’s second stint with Saints a short one
Washington Daily News

Big games for Jones, Garrard not enough
Florida Times-Union



November 2, 2008

White guides WVU to win
Beckley Register-Herald

U.Va. laments miscues after fumbling away streak in OT.
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Yet another heartbreaker- Duke falls to Wake Forest in OT
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Deacs remain in division race
-College football- WCU snaps 20-game league skid

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Deacs hang on against Devils
-Cutcliffe saw 'something' before kick
-Cole deal may haunt Hurricanes

From the Charlotte Observer
-Shinn- I messed up in Charlotte
-Bobcats douse Heat to end 'free fall'
-49ers tip off with 'secret' scrimmage vs. UNCW
-Around Campus: UNC schools, facing $2 billion shortfall, brace for tough budget choices

Clemson tops Boston College
Anderson Independent

USC defense shuts down Tennessee, 27-6
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Tech takes out No. 1 UT 39-33, shakes up polls
Houston Chronicle

November 1, 2008

Fewer fans see Cavs win
   They drew 50727 for Maryland, 52398 for East Carolina and 52342 for North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Richmond Times Dispatch

Analysis- U.Va. must tackle great expectations
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-A Wake of pain
-Duke keys to the Game

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-N&O's preview of today's games (PDF)
-How QBs are made
-Youthful ACC quarterbacks are works in progress
-Cole comes back home

Apps rip Terriers
Winston Salem Journal

No. 2 Appalachian State demolishes No. 3 Wofford, 70-24
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Charlotte Observer
-Appalachian State shreds Wofford
-UNCC Football licenses reservations at 3,755
-UNC-CH on its heels, but not sweating

Tigers face another difficult road test
Anderson Independent

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Fear the reaper- Fulmer's future unclear
-Gameday preview- USC vs. Tennessee
-Gameday preview- Clemson vs. Boston College

The next Washington coach will be ........ ?
Los Angeles Times

Get ready for Texas, Texas Tech offenses
Houston Chronicle

October 31, 2008

Appalachian, Wofford to play for SoCon lead tonight
Winston Salem Journal

Wofford set to climb App State mountain
Greensboro News-Record

From the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
-Wofford ready for the big show
-Coaches announce North and South Carolina Shrine Bowl squads

From the Charlotte Observer
-A perfect set-up for TV football lovers
-Bobcats can't trade shots with Cavaliers

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Duke special teams' goal- cut, clean, crisp
-Deacs tackle malaise
-Hansbrough injured
-Ruling favors MASN
-Canes end road trip with win

From the Roanoke Times
-UVa's Kellum lost for season
-UVa's Jackson arrested

SEC Week 10 Expanded Preview Blog

In a pass-happy world, Navy chooses to stay aerial-free
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Dabo Swinney pays visit to former Clemson head coach Danny Ford
Greenville (SC) News

Race at The Rock could go down to the wire
Fayetteville Observer

October 30, 2008

Odom hired as Guilford consultant
Greensboro News Record

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-College notes- Duke to redshirt Boyette
-Canes expected to win
-Carolina's Kasay gets four-year extension
-Brown- Bobcats aren't ready yet

October 29, 2008

Wofford game is looming large
Winston Salem Journal

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-Many QB quandaries
-Va. Tech's Greenberg outspoken in his support of Groh

Richt Wants Bulldogs Focused on Football
   The Bulldogs joined Texas and East Carolina as the only teams to win consecutive games against Top 25 opponents this season.

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Is this Duke's time?
-ACC Now looks at UNC-CH, Duke and N.C. State
-Canes' Montreal run ends at nine games

5 key questions answered about the Bobcats
Charlotte Observer

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Garcia to start for Gamecocks, but could be on short leash vs. Tennessee
-Coaching staff became comfortably numb at Clemson

Deacs not ready to hit panic button
Greensboro News-Record

October 28, 2008

66-21- easy numbers to remember
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Difficult road lies ahead for Tigers to become bowl eligible
Charleston (SC) Post Courier

Praise for Al Groh
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Zorn's unorthodox ways working wonders for Redskins
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Clemson Report- Bowden pays brief visit to campus
Greenville (SC) News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Prime-time games rare for ACC football
-Panthers looking to finish the job
-Bobcats' May affecting Brown's plan
-Football about more than wins

October 27, 2008

Penn State improves BCS average, but can't take No. 2 spot from Alabama
Birmingham News

As league leaders fall, WVU now alone atop Big East standings
Charleston Daily Mail

Will November be a month to remember for Swinney, Tigers?
Anderson Independent Mail

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Late Hits
-J.P. Giglio's top 25
-Tarheel Clipboard
-N.C. State Clipboard
-Wake defense feels lack of turnovers
-Draft change sought

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Monday Morning Quarterback- UNC-CH
-Monday Morning Quarterback- Duke

No love for Verica
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
-Va. Tech's ailing QBs are questionable vs. Maryland
-Redskins still have much to prove at midseason mark

From the Charlotte Observer
-Panthers fly high into bye
-Edwards wins while losing more ground

Wofford turns sights toward No. 2 Appalachian State
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

STRUGGLING- Deacons in need of spark on offense
Winston Salem Journal

Georgia Dome limited to 36K fans for ACC tourney
Greensboro News-Record


November 2, 2008

-Weekend Football Roundup
   Chase Clement threw for 372 yards and accounted for six touchdowns, as Rice matched its best conference record in nearly a half-century with a 49-44 win over UTEP on Saturday night

-Rice Becomes Bowl Eligible With 49-44 Win Over UTEP
-Tulane Falls at No. 15 LSU, 35-10
-UAB Loses To Southern Miss, 70-14
-SMU Women Captures 2008 C-USA Cross Country Championship Title

Herd's next two foes square off tonight
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Spann provided more than leadership in Houston game
   Attention quickly shifted to East Carolina, next Saturday's opponent.  Marshall will enter Saturday with at least a share of C-USA's East Division lead.

-Thundering Herd Madness prompts new NCAA legislation
-Herd rolls past Wheeling Jesuit
-A show of support for injured player

From the Tulsa World
   Tulsa’s dreams of an undefeated season dissolved Saturday afternoon.

-Chances lost, more heartache
-Defense showing improvement
-Missed shots doom Tulsa
-Clay huge for TU all day
-TU to play Colorado State in 2013, 2014

-Instant Analysis: Tulsa-Arkansas 
-2008 Bowl Projections ... Nov. 2 

Records fall as USM blasts UAB
Biloxi Sun Herald

Southern Miss snaps five-game losing streak
Hattiesburg American

From Birmingham News
-Defenseless in Hattiesburg
-Grading the Blazers

Hudgens manages to keep perspective
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Sixth win puts Rice in bowl picture; UTEP falls 49-44
Houston Chronicle

From the El Paso Times
-Rice victorious in battle of tough quarterbacks
-Rice Owls win as UTEP Miners' comeback falls short

Tulane's best not enough versus LSU
New Orleans Times Picayune

November 1, 2008

-East Carolina Earns Top Seed at 2008 Women's Soccer Championship
-Conference USA Cross Country Championships Preview
-UTEP's Martinez Named Groza Award Semifinalist

Friends and family of Ereck Plancher say he collapsed twice in the year leading up to his death
Orlando Sentinel

Winning season is on the line for USM
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Hattiesburg American
-Homecoming at 'The Rock'`
-USM nears infamous Bottom 10
-Eagles' Fletcher continues assault on the record book
-Southern Miss has never lost to UAB
-Will this be the year UAB finally knocks off USM?
-Big crowds showing up at 'The Rock'
-Brown sets record in freshman year
-Eagles usually good on homecoming

From the Birmingham News
-Blazers' Webb recalls USM debut

From the Tulsa World
-Breaking through
   Tulsa has an opportunity to prove some naysayers wrong.

-TU: 3 Storylines
-Pigskin passion: Profile of TU's Gus Malzahn
-Reese becoming leader
-TU Notebook

Miners look to bounce back from Tulsa
El Paso Times

Tigers in no position to overlook Green Wave
New Orleans Times Picayune

It's GameDay- No. 15 Tigers Return to Face Rival Wave

Tulane Baseball to Face Seven 2008 NCAA Tournament Teams

MU's Ratanamorn has short memory
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-This week in Conference USA
-Herd players visit hospital
-Injuries keep two sidelined in exhibition
-Basketball players fight battle of the bulge

For Rice, good things come in blitz packages
Houston Chronicle

October 31, 2008

From the Central Florida Future
-Knights begin all-or-nothing stretch
-UCF pushes tailgating time back

Previews and Predictions for the Week 10 C-USA Games

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Pigskin passion
-Tulsa can win, but it has to believe
-TU Notebook
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Listen to TU coach Todd Graham discuss the BCS distraction and hear his thoughts about TU's drought against BCS foes.

More TV Watching For The Herd

Voice of reason
MU The Parthenon

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Herd rides its 'Racehorse'
-Herd notebook- Green helmets inspire effort
-Herd's Johnson honored by ESPN Magazine

UAB linebacker Joe Henderson tries to turn season around
Birmingham News

Eagles wary of UAB star
Hattiesburg American

Dual threat Blazers QB presents test
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Toledo gives Austin early nod
New Orleans Times Picayune

Rice coach prefers efficiency on offense
El Paso Times

Conference USA Golf Notebook

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-C-USA football rankings for Oct. 31
-Tiger basketball camp: No shortage of Rebounders
-Calipari: Preseason No. 12 rank no cause for alarm

Bigger Baines ready for sophomore season
Charleston (WV) Gazette

October 30, 2008

From Florida Today
-Knights keep INT streak going
Young players getting their chance to shine

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF Knights remain upbeat despite 2-5 record
-Morning Links- Freshmen prepare for UCF-East Carolina matchup

Surgery on leg goes well for UH receiver Edwards
Houston Chronicle

Houston player didn't see MU cart before injury, surgery
   Edward's mother considering legal action; MU's Marcum said band carts will be relocated

Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Snyder, players visit Edwards
-Herd had surprise for Houston offense
-Herd's Jones stresses team concept

-Houston's Patrick Edwards Recovering Following Surgery
-Southern Miss Hosts UAB for Homecoming This Weekend

Herd still controls its destiny
Beckley Register-Herald

3 down, 1 quarterback to go for Tigers
Memphis Commercial Appeal

TU's BCS quest on line
Tulsa World

All eyes on Golden Eagles' No. 5 DeAndre Brown
irmingham News

SMU freshman RB takes off his red shirt
Dallas Morning News

From the Hattiesburg American
-Southern Miss football team 'starving' for win
-Rice needs one win for bowl eligibility
-USM basketball players eager to start season
-USM offense demonstrates nice balance
-Fedora suspends 2 players
-No sense asking this question

October 29, 2008

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Kitchens, Herd vex vaunted Houston
   Clad in all green, including new helmets, Marshall shocked C-USA foe Houston 37-23 Tuesday night on national television from Joan C. Edwards stadium.

-Houston's offense froze on chilly night
-Snyder finally gets a win on an ESPN network
-Herd defense steps up
-Baines has a big day
-Chuck Landon grades the Herd

From the Houston Chronicle
-Cougars trampled by Thundering Herd 37-23
-Recap- Marshall 37, UH 23
-Rice’s running game benefits from experienced line

Herd resurrection
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Herd dominates Houston
Ironton (OH) Tribune

Don't Mess With Marshall As Herd Tops UH, 37-23
West Virginia MetroNews

Fans optimistic after Houston win
MU The Parthenon

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Green helmets motivated Herd
-Herd win 'really a statement for us'
-Herd playing for respect, Snyder
-Herd sharp in prime-time

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Things are fun again in Huntington
-Marshall-Houston statistics

Wave's Anderson out for the season
New Orleans Times Picayune

-Marshall Turns Back Houston, 37-24
-Conference USA Swimming and Diving Notebook
  All-American Candace Blackman of SMU and freshman Katie Yamamoto of East Carolina have been named Conference USA Swimmer and Diver of the week

-Tulsa QB David Johnson Named a Semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien Award

From the Tulsa World
-C-USA: Game of the week
-C-USA Power rankings
-TU coach knows the task at hand
-Game 'no-brainer' for TU

Suffering from a dearth of talent
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Hattiesburg American
-USM announces baseball slate
-Magee left team last week
-Fedora- USM must make plays to win

Eagles' record won't fool Blazers
irmingham News

Notebook QB Hall may play 2 games
Memphis Commercial Appeal

SMU reserves get long look during bye
Dallas Morning News

From the El Paso Times
-Two new linebackers in lineup for UTEP Miners
UTEP begins 'fourth quarter' of its season
Bye week gives UTEP Miners chance to get a little healthier
UTEP Miners prepare to face another stellar quarterback

October 28, 2008

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH seeks to avoid another dramatic finish tonight
Cougar football: Marshall preview (w/video)
-Rice Notebook- LB Garmon filling leadership void

Herd hosts Houston in C-USA battle
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Season (still) on brink
-Herd hungry for win tonight
-Landon- Houston QB has respect of Cann
-Media enjoys upgraded stadium press box
-Win could change Herd fans' mood
-Memphis tailback is player of the week
-Game notes
-Herd not likely to match Houston's offensive firepower

Herd hopes its offense can keep Cougars off the field
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

High octane
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

-C-USA Football Notebook
-C-USA Football Coaches' Press Conference Quotes- Week Nine
-Football Players of the Week
-Blazers Use Off Week To Rest, Prep For Southern Miss
-Women's Soccer Players of the Week
-Volleyball Notebook & Statistics

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Another Tiger quarterback out for season
  Torn ACL sidelines freshman Tyler Bass

-Tigers football notebook- Curtis Steele honored

From the Tulsa World
-Malzahn: My focus is on TU
-Know the foe: Arkansas
-TU Notebook

Toledo- TU will alternate QBs
New Orleans Times Picayune

UAB Blazers hope to break eight-season losing streak against Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Birmingham News

Black tops Gold in 10th
Hattiesburg American

UTEP's defense will be tested by Rice
El Paso Times

October 27, 2008

From the Tulsa World
-TU defeats Central Florida 49-19
-Prime-time show
  Big second half lifts Hurricane to victory

-Tulsa must feast on the Hogs next week
-TU: How they scored
-TU regroups after first half
-TU Notebook
-TU: Quotable
-TU: Report card

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Tulsa's firepower too much for UCF
  This one might hurt worst of all.

-UCF blanks Tulsa

From the
-UCF Falls to Tulsa
-White Out The Bright House With 2-For-1 Ticket Offer

Tulsa Cruises Past UCF, 49-19

Around Conference USA - Football
USA Today

From the Charleston Gazette
-In defense of the Herd defense
-UH's Keenum among nation's best

Houston defense overshadowed by offense
Beckley Register-Herald

Snyder is running out of time
Charleston Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-MU Notebook- Marshall refusing to accept youth as excuse
-Snyder likes right tackle options

UAB looks to have backs aid overworked quarterback
Birmingham News

USM can only break even now
Biloxi Sun Herald

Southern Miss vs. UAB
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-U of M needs QBs, but Steele sticking to running
-Last year was Robinson's time to watch, learn from Tiger bench
-Tiger basketball camp report

Tulane facing questions at QB
New Orleans Times Picayune

Practice staples: Injured UTEP Miners bond during rehabilitation
El Paso Times