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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

November 9, 2008

From Bonesville.net
-BVL:
ECU-Marshall Game Center
-O'Brien:
Rivalry moves up a notch
-Myatt:
Hartman, Pirates getting their kicks
-BVL:
ECU-Marshall Box Score
-BVL:
C-USA Standings, Scores, Schedule, TV Listings
BVL Audio:
Replay Skip Holtz post-game presser
Talk FM: Replay Post-game Call-in Show

From ecupirates.com
-ECU Tops Marshall in OT, 19-16
-Ladies Win Exhibition Contest
-Swimming Teams Sweep Tri-Meet
-Soccer Meets Memphis In C-USA Title Game

Linkmeister observations from Saturday
-The CUSA referees left the field abruptly after the games conclusion
-The scoreboard shot of PeeDee's new look was sponsored by Affordable Dentures
-You should NOT do the WAVE when the PIRATES are on OFFENSE
-Prior to a kick, Ben Hartman raised his arms to get the crowd to cheer, but the holder tried to get the crowd to hush
-FIVE: The number of lost ECU car flags I spotted on the road while heading to Greenville

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Hartman's field goal lifts East Carolina in OT
-Drew becoming go-to receiver in East Carolina's offense
-Harris gives jolt to East Carolina offense
-Third-and-short stumps Pirates
-Pirates enjoy victorious homecoming
-New PeeDee poll results

New Look For Pee Dee The Pirate
witn.com

ECU tops Marshall in OT
Fayetteville Observer

Hartman boots Herd
Raleigh News & Observer

Pirates survive another scare
Washington Daily News

Pirates survive Marshall on field goal in OT
Kinston Free Press

East Carolina wins 19-16 on Hartman's kick in OT
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

Pirates Top Marshall in OT, 19-16
herdzone.com

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-ECU bests Herd in overtime
-Both teams suffered from missed opportunities
-Defense kept game from getting out of hand
-Herd lets opportunity slip through its hands
-Game balls

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Kicking game costs Herd
-Notebook- OT loss rings a bell for Snyder, MU
-ECU-Marshall statistics

East Carolina gets revenge in OT win over Marshall
 
Victory gives Pirates lead in C-USA East
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

November 8, 2008
Pirate Gameday

From Bonesville.net
-Keys to the Game
-BVL: C-USA Standings, Scores, Schedule, TV Listings

Marshall @ East Carolina
weather.com

From ecupirates.com
-Soccer Advances To First-Ever C-USA Title Game
-Pirates Fall On Senior Day
-Pirate Gameday Central

Linkmeister Note:  MU/ECU game will be on SIRIUS channel 113 and CBS College Sports (DTV 613/DishNet 152)

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-East Division heats up
-Tracy impressed during visit to ECU
-Freshman Davis forces his way onto field
-East Carolina honors graduates

ECU's Drew dreams of playing on Sundays
New Bern Sun Journal

ECU's Whitley breaks out in overtime win
Fayetteville Observer

First place on line as East Carolina takes on Marshall
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

Herd Gameday Central
herdzone.com

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-C-USA East lead on the line
-Five points to ponder
-Marshall must win at East Carolina

Marshall's offensive line is key against Pirates
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Batten down the hatches
 
Herd, Pirates battle for top spot in C-USA East Division

-Snyder, Holtz look to continue rebuilding efforts
-Marshall-East Carolina capsule
-Third down is the key
-Snyder, Holtz look to continue rebuilding efforts

Rookie backs carrying load
Northwest Herald

A blast from Bears' recent past
Gary Post Tribune

Perry's WR Trey Smith considering others than East Carolina
Atlanta Journal Constitution

November 7, 2008
"Paint it Purple" Friday

From Bonesville.net
-
Monroe: Kevin's Keys to the Game
Talk FM: TOT (Marion Blackwell)

From ecupirates.com
-CBS College Sports Broadcast of East Carolina-Marshall To Be Available Online
-November's Letters of Mack
-Lady Pirates Receive Preseason Recognition
-ECU Blanks SMU In C-USA Quarterfinal, 1-0
-Moore, Keller Named To C-USA All-Academic Team

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Best-kept secret for the Pirates
-Big weekend on campus
 
ECU plans a golden array of homecoming events

-ECU chemistry department will honor oldest alum

Pirates' QBs missing mark
 
Holtz wants a better passing attack
Raleigh News & Observer

ECU great Smith plays mentor to Whitley
Kinston Free Press

Whitley emerges for East Carolina
Beckley Register-Herald

Marshall, East Carolina battle for first place
Ironton (OH) Tribune

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd looking for upset at East Carolina
-MU Notebook- Herd faces a two-headed beast in East Carolina’s quarterbacks
-Marshall game on TV

Herd football needs to find motivation on the road
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Marshall Parthenon
-Budding rivalry can reach elite status Saturday
-Class goes a long way

First Place Showdown in Greenville
WVNS

Weekend Preview
USA Today

NFL could be in Drew’s future
Washington Daily News

Titans rookie does what is needed
Nashville Tennessean

Forte, Johnson face off for rookie bragging rights
Galesburg (IL) Register-Mail

November 6, 2008
National Men Make Dinner Day
Guinness World Records Day
Saxophone Day
Marooned without a Compass Day

From Bonesville.net
-Myatt: View from the 'ville
– 
Contenders vie for high stakes

Talk FM: TOT (post-election phone calls)

From ecupirates.com
-ECU Blanks SMU In C-USA Quarterfinal, 1-0
-Volleyball To Honor Its Senior

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates look to regain early-season swagger
-Williams’ case gets continued
-ECU women's hoops looking for return to balance

Marshall, ECU fight for first
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the East Carolinian
-Revenge on their minds
   Marshall presents roadblock yet again

-ECU Football: Emmanuel Davis
-ECU swimmers establish confidence

Marshall Travels to East Carolina Saturday
herdzone.com

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-ECU's Holtz will be on several wish lists
-For ECU kicker, pressure IS joking matter
-ECU not the same team that pulled big early upsets

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd, ECU will play it old school
   Indeed, this is your father's college football game.

-MU Notebook- In Holtz, Snyder meets another coaching ally

Injuries have shaken up ECU's roster
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Johnson off to fast start
Raleigh News & Observer

Titans' Johnson makes impression on Bears
   Running back draft not popular, pays off

Knoxville News-Sentinel (AP)

Titans could get even better as season unfolds
Charlotte Observer

November 5, 2008
Guy Fawkes Day

From Bonesville.net
-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
– 
Lady Pirates find treasure in Texas

BVL Audio
: Skip Holtz Weekly Press Conference
Talk FM: TOT (Pat McCrory)

From ecupirates.com
-Soccer Takes On SMU In C-USA Quarterfinal
-Donnenwirth Named C-USA Coach-Of-The-Year
-Weekly Press Luncheon Quotes
-Pirate Football Gameday Central

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Holtz urging team to remember Marshall game
-ECU's Donnenwirth named C-USA's top coach

ECU offense has been punchless
Washington Daily News

Pirates hope to avoid repeat performance
Kinston Free Press

East Carolina has crucial game with Marshall looming
Winston-Salem Journal (AP)

Marshall at East Carolina
Tulsa World

From the Charleston Gazette
-Will '07 Herd-ECU game linger?
-Snyder- Look inside for key to Herd-ECU

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Marshall, ECU meet for control of C-USA East
-ECU has many injury problems
-Here is secret of Marshall defense
-Snyder's Herd in first-place business

Dual quarterbacks being utilized by East Carolina
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Kitchens draws praise from ECU coach, too
-Herd's Janac growing into his role on defensive front

Snyder, Marshall await November showdown
MU The Parthenon

Marshall Readies For Pirate Broadside
scout.com

November 4, 2008
General Election Day (US)
Mischief Night
National Chicken Lady Day
Use Your Common Sense Day
Birthday - Laura Bush (First Lady)

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
– 
Little rest after season-saving win
Talk FM: Monday Night QB (Donnie Kirkpatrick)
Talk FM: TOT (Rob Christian, Jack Best)

From ecupirates.com
-Heffner Wins C-USA Weekly Honor
-Men's Basketball Single-Game And Mini-Season Tickets On Sale

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Boring just might deliver a title
-Dorm evacuated after gas line cut

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pirates get gutsy victory
-A player brings a smile
-Titans could get even better as season unfolds

Youngsters keep ECU alive in C-USA race
Washington Daily News

From the East Carolinian
-ECU Soccer brings home conference title
-Pirates kick away Knights in overtime
-Notes: ECU Football
-Opinion- ESPN is ruining college football

Not much time for ECU to prepare
Charleston (WV) Gazette

MU/ECU Fight for First Place in C-USA East on Saturday
WOWK

November 3, 2008
Cliche Day
National Traffic Directors Day
Sandwich Day

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: ECU-Central Florida Game Center
-O'Brien:
Once again, the stage is set
-BVL:
ECU-Central Florida Box Score
-BVL:
C-USA Standings, Scores, Schedule, TV Listings
BVL Audio:
Replay Skip Holtz post-game presser
-BVL:
BCS Standings
-BVL:
Harris, AP & Coaches Polls
-BVL:
Denny O'Brien's Harris BCS Poll ballot

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Win Thriller in Overtime Over Knights, 13-10
-Pirates Stumble Against Tigers

Hartman nails 39-yarder as E. Carolina beats UCF in OT
espn.com (AP)

Pirates get past UCF in OT
   An interception by Emanuel Davis set up the winning field goal by Ben Hartman, and ECU returns to Greenville with a 3-1 record in conference play.

Greenville Daily Reflector

Herd, ECU remain linked
   THIS IS one of those weeks that validates Marshall's move to Conference USA.

Charleston Gazette

Packers defense impressed with rookie RB Johnson
Green Bay Press Gazette

 

November 9, 2008

Davis is leading candidate to replace Fulmer
Knoxville News-Sentinel

WVU falls in overtime after thrilling comeback
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

UC puts squeeze on WVU, BCS bowl hopes
Charleston (WV)
Gazette

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack decks Devils
-Tar Heels pop Jackets

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacons get long-awaited win over Cavs 28-17
-Fast-starting Appalachian rolls by Chattanooga 49-7

From the Roanoke Times
-Deacs whip Cavaliers
-Miscues doom Cavs

With overtime win over LSU, Alabama clinches spot in SEC title game
Birmingham News

It's all about Tide for Saban
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Charlotte Observer
-
Williams runs to breakout season
-
Curry, Davidson branch out

Lindsey helps Gamecocks corral Razorbacks
Greenville (SC) News

FSU offense too much for Tigers
Anderson Independent

November 8, 2008

From the Fayetteville Observer
-Texas Tech's McNeill is pride of Lumberton
-College football predictions

Passing fancy and then some Guilford QB joins elite list
 
East Carolina Transfer Josh Vogelbach needs 217 yards of total offense to set the Division III career record and 98 passing yards to set the division's all-time mark for passing yardage. He already holds 15 NCAA records.
Burlington Times News

Martin receives vote of confidence
Akron Beacon Journal

The Crazy ACC
 
Some people call it parity. Other folks call it mediocrity. Perhaps the Atlantic Coast Conference's football reputation lies somewhere in the middle.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Duke, N.C. State renew football rivalry today
-Read the N&O's preview of today's games (PDF)
-Nicks has a knack
-Cougars run past Pride

Look who's (finally) coming back to town
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Charlotte Observer
-Jordan- I'd love to become Bobcats' majority owner
-More from Jordan's 1-on-1 interview
-Wachovia keeps name for PGA event

Clemson not out of the ACC hunt yet
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

USC tries to chase down Hogs
Greenville (SC) News

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Gameday preview- USC vs. Arkansas
-Gameday preview- Clemson vs. Florida State

Tigers face big tests against Seminoles
Anderson Independent

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacs, Cavs both need a win
-Heisman- Edwards won't win, may get votes

UVa-Wake meeting an ACC rarity
Roanoke Times

DAVIS KNOWS TURNAROUNDS: Heels coach praises Johnson’s transition
Atlanta Journal Constitution

At last, Alabama and LSU play today
Birmingham News

November 7, 2008

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Hokies love playing on Thursday night
-Pack's Spencer counting his blessings
-Irving expected to play
-Popham starting to kick comfortably
-Caps' late flurry subdues Canes

Inconsistent Hokies may have found an identity
Richmond Times Dispatch

Hokies hit rush hour
 
Darren Evans barrels over the Terps for a record 253 yards, helping Tech end its two-game skid and get back on track.
R
oanoke Times

Daddy knows best for Bowdens
Columbia (SC) State

From USA Today
-No. 9 Utah escapes No. 11 TCU, keeps postseason shot alive
-Huge buyouts for college coaches causing concern

UT a prime coaching job, but challenges may concern candidates
Memphis Commercial Appeal

WORKING FROM HOME
New Orleans Times Picayune

Seahawks run out to big lead and cruise in exhibition
Wilmington Star-News

From the Charlotte Observer
-
Love at second sight
 
Original Hornets were heartily embraced
-
Panthers' Stewart sits out, status unclear
-
Okafor finding himself in more foul trouble

College football fans in state will remember November, for better or worse
Greenville (SC) News

The second chance will come for Vick
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Sophomore has come out of no where to give the Blue Devils a boost in secondary
-
Sexton still is tough on himself

November 6, 2008

NATIONAL:  Stakes high as TCU visits unbeaten Utah tonight
Houston Chronicle

It won't be easy for Tide to run the table
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Va. Tech's make-or-break run against Maryland begins
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Tech offense faces questions
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Phillips' name mentioned as possible N.C. A&T coach
Fayetteville Observer

From the Greensboro News Record
-Getting physically fit to hunt is a must
-
Panthers' Fab Five getting back together

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Empty seats leave Coach K steamed
-Proposal wouldn't help kids
   The ACC wants to move up the deadline to settle whether underclassmen will stay in the NBA Draft.

Option offense good fit at Tech
Charlotte Observer

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Coaches try to light fire under Wolfpack
-Sharing the Load

Swinney adjusts to on-the-job training
Columbia (SC) State

November 5, 2008

From the Birmingham News
-Athletic directors need to control buyouts better
-If AU job opens, here's a great name

Big-time college football programs have limitless money for hiring and firing
Anderson Independent

Cutcliffe silences Tennessee talk
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Time Warner strikes out
-Canes' Wallin delivers in OT
-Cutcliffe cuts off Vols talk
-Davis 'grins and bears' rumors
-Wake's Adams ready to return
-Skins' ears ringing

WVU expects tough game vs. Cincinnati
Beckley (WV) Register-Herald

Va. Tech boasts immense talent, but lacks focus
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

From the Charlotte Observer
-Panthers owner gets a pacemaker
-Loophole gets Jake a little namesake
-Next stretch will reveal Panthers form

Johnson and Petrino share common bond
Columbia (SC) State

November 4, 2008

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Fulmer agrees to contract buyout at Tennessee
-Next guy will face tough task

From the Charlotte Observer
-Fulmer out after Vols' season ends
-Carolinas Poll
-Apps Edwards gets national award
-Bobcats back off as Pistons press on

Cutcliffe Duke's answer, not Tennessee's
Greensboro News-Record

An emotional day for Cutcliffe
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Spurrier says he's not interested in UT job
-No more Bowden Bowl

Steelers teach Redskins an NFL lesson – confidently
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Defense at WVU has grown up
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Roanoke Times
-Hokies control own destiny
-UVa loses Simpson

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Davis scores early November victory
-Sexton knows who he's rooting for
-Archer's points hit the target
-High school football playoffs 101
-Odd line pays off for Canes

Goose Egg- Wolfpack is winless in ACC
Winston Salem Journal

November 3, 2008

Five-game streak puts WVU back in Top 25
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Canes come alive in win
-Wake breaks scoring slump
-Duke Clipboard

UNC-CH to be in high demand by ACC bowls
   After four years in the postseason wilderness, bowl directors are happy that the Tar Heels have finally come in from the cold.

Durham Herald-Sun

Daly talks of sobering experience
Greensboro News-Record

Va. Tech taking reps for QB but Taylor, Glennon progressing
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

BC win gives fuel to Tigers
Anderson Independent

Benedict coach hospitalized
Columbia (SC) State

 

November 9, 2008

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Saturday Football Roundup
 
ECU Wins East Division Showdown; Houston, Memphis and Southern Miss Post League Wins

-Golden Eagles Down UCF, 17-6
-Clement Leads Rice To 38-31 Win Over Army
-Keenum Leads Houston Over Tulane
-SMU Edged by Memphis
-Memphis and East Carolina go Head to Head on Sunday for C-USA Title

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Davis carries limping Eagles over Knights
-Local boy Floyd puts on a show
-Forced to pass, UCF can't

Golden Eagles waylay Knights
Biloxi Sun Herald

Golden Eagles win
Hattiesburg American

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Anemic offense dooms UCF Knights against Southern Miss and ensures team of a losing season
-Boo birds, Eagles blast the Knights
-O'Leary defends UCF's play-calling against Southern Miss

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Memphis turns away SMU 31-26
-U of M Postgame vs. SMU
-Tigers' Anderson, Dozier have formula for victory, history in reach
-Tiger Basketball 2008-09: Meet the team

From the Houston Chronicle
-Aggressive Cougars pounce on Tulane, win 42-14
-Rice downs Army 38-31, secures winning season
-QB Clement puts soar in Rice's wings

Depleted Wave can't keep up
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Dallas Morning News
-SMU fails to stop the run
-Big play eludes Mustangs again

From the El Paso Times
-Solid play on defense keeps bowl hopes alive for UTEP
-UTEP Miners get string of offensive milestones

From the Tulsa World
-All in the family
-Sacks are Hurricane's speciality

November 8, 2008

From ConferenceUSA.com
-East Carolina and Memphis Advance to C-USA Championship
-Championship Central
-Three C-USA Players on Preseason Wooden List

This week in Conference USA
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Southern Mississippi looks to build on UAB win
Mobile Press Register

Harrison gives Eagles ideal fill-in as No. 1 back
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Burkhart proves worth on USM line
Hattiesburg American

UCF bowl chances fading
Florida Today

From the Orlando Sentinel
-What to watch for in the Southern Mississippi-UCF game
-ESPN Outside the Lines source for Plancher, former UCF player James Jamison, filed false report claiming he was robbed and beaten before leaving the university

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Balance key for Tigers today against Mustangs
-Tigers-SMU preview
-Tigers' West: Maurice Jones will see time at QB vs. SMU

SMU sophomore Aldrick Robinson a real go-getter
Dallas Morning News

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH hosts Tulane today with division title still in sight
-Rice seeks stability on defense today against Army

Tulane players share national interest
New Orleans Times Picayune

Sacks are Hurricane's speciality
Tulsa World

Cajuns bring new test for UTEP defense
El Paso Times

November 7, 2008

From ConferenceUSA.com
-Conference USA Women's Soccer Championship Quarterfinal Action
-C-USA Women's Soccer Student-Athletes Visit Texas Children's Hospital
-Kevin Long Named Head Women's Soccer Coach at Marshall
-Golf Notebook
-Tulane Basketball Overcomes Pesky Loyola Squad in Exhibition Play, 74-61
-Tulsa Downs Oklahoma Baptist 83-74 in Exhibition Game

Marshall plans 1970 crash memorial service
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-C-USA football rankings for Nov. 7
-Tigers' West- Maurice Jones will see time at QB vs. SMU
-Calipari trying to rein in talented freshman Witherspoon

C-USA Fearless Predictions, Nov. 8 
CollegeFootballNews.com

Does anyone care about UAB?
Birmingham News

UCF's O'Leary keeps QB duel
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From Florida Today
-O'Leary wants drops to stop
-UCF's Watters' influence runs deep

UCF Coach George O'Leary says players are focused on improving
Florida Sun Sentinel

Key Eagles on shelf
Hattiesburg American

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH still in title hunt despite season of obstacles
-Injured UH player released after second hospital stay
-Minority report disconcerting for black coaches

Resurgent Rice likely bowl-bound
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Wave surges past Wolfpack
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Tulsa World
-TU downs OBU in exhibition win
-
TU Notebook
-Northern exposure helpful to Bryant

Young UTEP Miner linemen start to reach potential
El Paso Times

November 6, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-Conference USA Women's Soccer Championship Quarterfinal Action
-Women's Soccer All-Academic Teams Announced
-C-USA Swimming and Diving Notebook
-Houston Prepares For Saturday's Game Against Tulane

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Southern Miss. head football Coach Larry Fedora struggles in first season
-UCF Knights head football Coach George O'Leary tired of excuses about youth and inexperience

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-BARNEY FARRAR WINS HIS FIGHT AGAINST CANCER
   Football, faith help USM assistant prevail

-USM could still bag a bowl berth

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Fletcher's iffy; Hunter can't go
-Hanging on to hope

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH keeps plugging holes on depleted o-line
-Owls eye Army

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Thanks for the memories: Armstrong has been U of M's athletic rock -- with a heart of gold -- for 46 years
-U of M kicker on the mend from hip injury

Tulane expects test from Loyola
New Orleans Times Picayune

Tulsa teammates inspired by Holloway's battle with cancer
espn.com

From the Tulsa World
-Andrews seeks consistency
-TU Notebook

From the El Paso Times
-NCAA moves 3-point line back a foot in men's game
-Louisiana-Lafayette not opponent UTEP expected
-Ragin' Cajun coaches have ties to UTEP

From the Macon (GA) Telegraph (AP)
-Southern Mississippi (3-6) at UCF (2-6)
-Tulane (2-6) at Houston (4-4)

November 5, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-Conference USA Women's Soccer Championship Central
-Conference USA Mourns the Passing of Jim Castańeda
-C-USA Football Coaches' Press Conference Quotes- Week Ten

Conference USA conference roundup, standings, player and game of the week
collegefootballnews.com

From the Tulsa World
-C-USA Insider
-Shaving grace
-How's this Liberty Bowl matchup?

From the Jackson Clarion Ledger
-Hanging on to hope
-RB Fletcher sits over hamstring

USM's Fedora in good mood
Hattiesburg American

Defense forced to rely upon freshmen
El Paso Times

UCF Coach George O'Leary wants offensive coordinator Tim Salem to be more aggressive late in games
Orlando Sentinel

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice seniors to leave behind winning tradition
-UH Notebook- Edwards’ injury creates job opening at WR

College Basketball Preview - Conference USA
Sports Network

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Uneven start: Short-handed Tigers work out kinks vs. Christian Brothers
-U of M Replay: Tigers 83, CBU 42
-Steele could become just fourth Tiger RB to top 1,000 yards
-Tigers notebook: Kickoff time set

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Moore remains Tulane's starter, but Kemp will take some snaps
-Green Wave gets commitment from left tackle

November 4, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-C-USA Football Notebook
-Football Players of the Week
-C-USA Volleyball Notebook & Statistics
-Women's Soccer Players of the Week

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Marshall looks to keep on running
-MU Notebook- Herd players scout two teams on the tube
-Humphrey’s Herd, for now

Herd hoops season ticket sales swelling
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Jackson Clarion Ledger
-Fedora checks out competition
-Fedora extols team for believing in plan

USM could still bag a bowl berth
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Hattiesburg American
-Win boosts Eagles' spirits
-Southern Miss takes big step

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF head Coach George O'Leary says he prefers using one QB
-Looking ahead for UCF

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Line coach's son to fill in as Tigers' 3rd-stringer until Hall's back
-Injuries have Tigers seeking an identity

SMU Mustangs focus on run defense
Dallas Morning News

Rice Notebook- Owls frequent end zone at record pace
Houston Chronicle

Booker boosts TU prospects as well as turnout at polls
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Tulsa World
-Up close: Courtney Tennial
-TU Notebook

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP Miner defense needs to build its self-confidence, Mike Price says
-3 incidents reported in connection with UTEP-Rice game
-Mike Price calls Rice game 'tragic'

Conference USA News and Notes
Sports Network

November 3, 2008

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Knights stumble at home
-Long day for Knights ends with clash vs. East Carolina
-Talking points- UCF Knights, East Carolina Pirates struggle on offense
-ANOTHER SOUR NOTE
-ESPN report raises questions, backs Sentinel's account of Plancher's death

From ucfathletics.com
-Knights Drop Overtime Contest to ECU
-UCF-East Carolina Postgame Notes
-UCF-East Carolina Postgame Quotes

From Florida Today
-UCF falls to Pirates
-Plancher's death still haunts UCF program

Knights lose 13-10 vs. East Carolina Pirates in overtime
Central Florida Future

From the Ft Myers News-Press
-UCF falls to ECU in overtime
-O'Leary goes back to Greco at quarterback

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Can Herd handle prosperity?
-MU Notebook- Kitchens had help in handling Houston

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Fletcher has strained hamstring
-Eagles forsake pass, unleash ground game

Eagles' fast start against UAB helps snap streak
Biloxi Sun Herald

UAB preparation for new season must begin now
Birmingham News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Hudgens manages to keep perspective
-Tigers' new assistants cram like freshmen

From the Tulsa World
-TU's loss hurts, alters its season
-Tulsa still has goals to attain
-Repair heartache, get back to work
-TU Notebook

From the El Paso Times
-Josh Ferguson's injury one that could 'drag on'
-With drops, mistakes, 44 points not enough

Injuries are mounting for Green Wave
New Orleans Times Picayune