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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

November 16, 2008
Have a Party With Your Bear Day

From Bonesville.net
-BVL:
ECU-Southern Miss Game Center
-O'Brien:
Attrition disrupts title quest
-BVL:
ECU-Southern Miss Box Score
-BVL:
C-USA Standings, Scores, Schedule, TV Listings
BVL Audio:
Replay Skip Holtz post-game presser

From ecupirates.com
-Men's Basketball Host St. Andrews Sunday
-Pirates Fall At Southern Miss, 21-3
-Volleyball Falls In Final Regular Season Contest
-Pirates Run Well At NCAA Southeast Regional

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU fizzles against Southern Miss
-Pirates lose in Mississippi
-Injury bug bites more Pirates in loss to USM
-Pirate men looking to start season 2-0
-ECU notes- ECU education major to intern at Ron Clark Academy

From the Washington (NC) Daily News
-Williamston’s Hardison signs golf scholarship with ECU
-Copper out for today’s game against Giants
-ECU hoop team shows promise in opener
-Golden Eagles smother Pirates

Golden Eagles smother Pirates
Raleigh News & Observer
(AP)

College football conference races are tightening
 
Even with the Pirates' meltdown loss to Southern Miss, East Carolina would still need to lose its final two games to blow the Eastern Division (by virtue of its head-to-head wins over Marshall and Memphis and by being two games up on the Golden Eagles).
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the southenmiss.com
-Southern Miss Rolls Over ECU, 21-3
-Southern Miss Postgame Notes Versus East Carolina
-Postgame Quotes from East Carolina Game

From the Hattiesburg American
-Don't look now!
 
What once seemed impossible for the Southern Miss football team is now just one victory away.

-Worst time to become spectator
-Seniors get credit for big turnaround
-USM football breaks season attendance record
-Online bid lets teacher see broadcast up close
-Win keeps USM in bowl contention

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Brown's record play caps huge USM win
-Striped shirts get Fedora's dander up
-Senior LB directs defensive surge
-One victory away

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-USM has developed into a different team
-Golden Eagles win 3rd straight

Eagles knock off ECU
Mobile Press Register

November 15, 2008
Pirate Gameday
America Recycles Day

From Bonesville.net
-BVL:
Pirates take Coker in hoops opener
-BVL:
ECU 2009-10 Hoops Recruiting Thumbnails
-BVL:
C-USA Football Standings, Schedule, TV Listings
Talk FM: TOT (Taylor Zarzour from WPTF)

From ecupirates.com
-Men's Basketball Downs Coker, 71-56
-Lady Pirates Capture Season Opener, 74-58
-A Message From Terry Holland
 
The Pirate Nation continues to make Game Day at Dowdy-Ficklen an experience to be respected and envied by one and all.

-Pirate Gameday Central

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Wynn, Hinnant guide ECU past Cobras
-ECU heads to 'The Rock'
-Pirates still going with two-QB rotation
-Pirate women get sloppy in home win

Pirates look to extend winning streak at Southern Miss
Kinston Free Press

From the Fayetteville Observer
-East Carolina beats Coker 71-56
-Pinkney returning to form as QB for ECU
-SBI files report on police force at football game

College Football Preview- East Carolina at Southern Miss
Salisbury Post (AP)

Golden Eagles host stingy Pirate defense
The Mississippi Press

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-USM seniors won't be lacking for incentive
-Improving Eagles rate high in takeaway margin
-Look out for...

From the Hattiesburg American
-No margin for error
-No excuse- Get out to 'The Rock'

USM bowl berth depends on win over E.C. Pirates
Biloxi Sun Herald

November 14, 2008
"Paint it Purple" Friday
National American Teddy Bear Day
UN World Diabetes Day
Young Readers Day
Operating Room Nurse Day

From Bonesville.net
-Monroe:
Kevin's Keys to the Game
-BVL:
ECU 2008-09 Basketball Schedule
Talk FM: TOT (Richard Folsum, Lost Colony)

From ecupirates.com
-Men's Basketball Signs A Pair Of Forwards
-Baseball Announces 2009-10 Recruiting Class
-Lady Pirates Open Season Against Hampton

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU men's hoops squad hosts Coker
-Dodge looking for consistency
-ECU women focus on post

From the Kinston Free Press
-ECU's Davis getting used to spotlight
 
Freshman CB has three picks in two games

-Pirates tip off season Friday

Pirates return to 'The Rock'
The East Carolinian

McCarthy thinks ECU basketball team is on right track
Fayetteville Observer

Black Out Game and Senior Day Set For Saturday Against East Carolina
southernmiss.com

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Improving Eagles rate high in takeaway margin
-Coach suspends CB Willingham

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-East Carolina's Pinkney getting more at ease
-ECU alone atop C-USA East
-Southern Miss suspends DB Willingham

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Photo Gallery- Marshall vs. ECU
-Photo Gallery- Marshall vs ECU II

November 13, 2008
Beaver Moon
World Kindness Day

From Bonesville.net
-
Myatt: View from the 'ville
– 
Challenge waiting at "The Rock"

Talk FM: TOT (Hurricane Talk)

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Freshmen hit ground running for ECU hoops
-Flag-Free Zone- Pirates look to cut down penalties
-Court date moved back for former football recruit

Consistency a must for rebuilding Pirates
Washington Daily News

Pirates tip off season Friday
Kinston Free Press

Pirates' 'no frills' defense effective
Raleigh News & Observer

Southern Miss QB Austin Davis expects O-Line to keep East Carolina Pirates at bay
Mobile Press-Register

November 12, 2008

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Trimmer Chambliss ready to win back starting role
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ECU hoops expected to net two in early signing period

From the Winston-Salem Journal
-East Carolina loses wide receiver Lee for rest of season
-Hartman working out well as East Carolina's kicker

Referees Make Right Call In ECU-Marshall Game
witn.com

Pirates' Lee out for season
New Bern Sun Journal

Southern Miss Head Coach Larry Fedora's Weekly Press Conference Transcript
southernmiss.com

From the Washington Daily News
-One Bell of a season
-Tigers still king of the jungle in Conference USA

Area teams ready to go
Raleigh News & Observer

First Poor Performance For Johnson Handled Well
Titans Radio

Local athletes make decisions official
Asheville Citizen-Times

Mike Trout, Samantha Stevens make verbal commitments
 
Millville centerfielder Mike Trout, who will sign with East Carolina, could be a high draft choice.
Press of Atlantic City

MASN Announces Nation's Biggest College Basketball Lineup
masn.com

Talk FM: TOT (Veterans Day, Calvin Mercer)
Bonesville.net

November 11, 2008
Veterans Day (US)

Death/Duty Day
Martinmas
National Young Readers Day

From Bonesville.net
-
Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
– 
Pirates rule East Division — for now
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz Weekly Press Conference
Talk FM: Monday QB (Vonta Leach, Clifford Snow)
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Walter Jones)

From ecupirates.com
-Weekly Press Luncheon Quotes
-Davis And Hartman Take Home C-USA Honors
-Pirate Gameday Central
-Monroe Named Volleyball Defensive Player-of-the-Week

Injuries cast cloud on win
Greenville Daily Reflector

Career doesn't end the way Lee hoped
Raleigh News & Observer

Linked by tragedy
 
ECU's overtime victory over Thundering Herd adds to rivalry

New Bern Sun Journal

East Carolina's Holtz says he's taking things a game at a time
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

Reader Reaction- Pee Dee’s new look has people talking
WNCT

November 10, 2008
Anniversary - USMC

From Bonesville.net
-
O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 362
– 
Reality dictates deliberate approach

-BVL:
BCS Standings
-BVL:
Harris, AP and Coaches Polls
-BVL:
Denny O'Brien's Harris Poll ballot

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Fall To Memphis In C-USA Title Game
-Volleyball Wins Home Finale

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU may need an offensive wake up
-ECU Notes- Grant to help students learn about nutrition
-Baseball talent showcased at Futures Game

ECU Clipboard
Raleigh News & Observer

Southern Miss vs. East Carolina
Jackson Clarion Ledger

Heroic Hartman
Goldsboro News Argus

Pirates' revenge
MU The Parthenon

Linkmeister Note: Emory Blake (WR 6-1/194 - Austin, TX), son of former ECU/NFL QB Jeff Blake, was so impressed watching Texas Tech receiver Michael Crabtree up close that he committed to the Red Raiders after watching them upset then-No. 1 Texas last weekend.

Soccer player has new goals now
High Point Enterprise

Richland NE star Bonds likely out-of-state bound
High Point Enterprise

 

November 16, 2008

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack, Wilson hold off Deacons
-All of sudden, program finds right direction
-Heels fail to capitalize
 
UNC-CH's ACC title hopes dashed

-New Duke looks more like old Duke
-UNC-CH claims opener
-State looks inside

Wilson, Wolfpack top Wake Forest 21-17
Winston Salem Journal

Wolfpack beats Deacs, scrambles ACC race
Greensboro News-Record

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Terps put a damper on Tar Heels' title hopes
-Tigers tee off against Devils

From the Charlotte Observer
-Belts tighten for NASCAR
-Defense fine without flash

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Gamecocks two-minuted drilled
-Florida delivers old-school beating
-Tigers keep bowl in focus

Spurrier’s most lopsided defeat puts season in perspective
Greenville (SC) News

November 15, 2008

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Read the N&O's preview of today's games (PDF)
-Art of the redshirt
-Bowl options abound for Heels, rest of ACC
-Canes running on empty

Selective juco recruiting could help ND recoup losses
South Bend Tribune

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-Struggling in clutch
 
All four of Tech's losses have come against teams with superb defensive lines — East Carolina, Boston College, FSU and Miami.

-Hokies aide Foster will interview at Clemson today

From the Greenville (SC) News
-USC takes confidence to Florida
-Tigers have plenty to play for down stretch

From the Charlotte Observer
-Mack, Charlotte open with encouraging win
-Curry, Davidson look right at home
-Hollins energizes Bobcats

November 14, 2008

From the Charlotte Observer
-UNCC decides to move forward with football
-The $45.3 million question for UNCC
-Lutz puts trademark stamp on new team
-Beason loves getting signals through headset

Charlotte wants to get in NCAA football mix
Houston Chronicle (AP)

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-New Big East commish a lot like the old one
 
Just a word of caution here. If you were in the camp that didn't care for the old Big East commissioner you aren't going to like the new one, either.

-WVU football players suspended after fight
-Not hard to understand WVU fans' frustration

Stewart isn't getting the job done at WVU
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Roanoke Times
-'Canes grab control
 
The Hokies spend most of the night in a rut and see their hopes of reaching the ACC title game diminish.

-Foster, Clemson AD set to meet

Odd offense leaves Tech out of control
Hampton Roads Daily
Press

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Wilson earning respect
-Q&A with Tom O'Brien
-Anyone seen the Canes?
-Davidson, star Curry haven't come down yet

Devils' seniors feeling the sting as end nears
Durham Herald-Sun

UA trustee says stadium expansion is sound financial move
Birmingham News

Against all odds
 
The last time South Carolina ventured into the Swamp, Florida won the game by a matter of inches. Most experts believe the margin will be closer to a mile this year.

Columbia (SC) State

November 13, 2008

Triple vision- Hurricanes may face 3 Hokies QBs
Orlando Sentinel

There's little doubt whether Tar Heels will be pulling for Canes or Hokies tonight
Durham Herald-Sun

U.Va. adds TCU to football schedule
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Fayetteville Observer
-ACC football: With 3 weeks to go, how will it all shake out?
-$3M not enough to lure Davis away from Heels

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Davis- 'No interest' in Tennessee job
-Heels' Draughn rooting against pal
-Triangle recruiting rates high
-Hansbrough's status 'doubtful'

From the Winston Salem Journal
-No Boo-Hooing- WFU is not sad LSU didn't want tackle Robinson
-A Test- ASU's Gilbert wary of Elon

November 12, 2008

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Tennessee AD doesn't tip hand
-Success ups ante at UNC-CH
-Devils focusing on red-zone play
-Longer 3 launches new look at game
-Veterans power Devils' win
-Pack hits its stride
-Conflicts force football changes
 
The N.C. High School Athletic Association has changed its football championship dates because of conflicts on the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill.

AUBURN NOTEBOOK- Tuberville, Richt worked together briefly
Montgomery Advertiser

Big East expected to name Marinatto commissioner
Orlando Sentinel

Charlotte AD reprimands Lutz
Charlotte Observer

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Grobe says Deacons expecting a strong effort from Wolfpack
-Terps have a chance to control their own destiny down stretch
-Edwards' balance has helped boost ASU
-SoCon Notebook- Four teams have realistic playoff chances

Glennon to the rescue
Roanoke Times

November 11, 2008

Family shares in QB's record day
Ft Myers News-Press

Parity In the ACC- League's championship game in Tampa could match Deacons and Tar Heels
Winston Salem Journal

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Heels focus on team, not Vols
-Heels fanatics face TV dilemma
-Littlejohn Coliseum lightly damaged by fire
-Devils turn on defense
-Enhanced expectations await Wake Forest

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-Groh returning in 2009
-Curious timing on Al Groh

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
-Hokies' confidence soars heading into division showdown
-Redskins- Only 50-50 chance Portis will play vs. Cowboys

From the Charlotte Observer
-Panthers' great escape
-Reservations for UNCC FSLs exceed 4,000

Battle for bowls on in the SEC
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Dickerson Holding Firm With USC
 
Dickerson (6-2 220) of Georgia Military JC said he's still firm with his pledge though he might take official visits to West Virginia and East Carolina.
Burlington Times News

Spurrier’s defense, special teams formula could land USC in Tampa
Anderson Independent

Losses take their toll on Tigers
Columbia (SC) State

From the Greensboro News-Record
-NASCAR grapples with lost credibility following TV flap
-UNCG Spartans- On-the-job training will be a must

From the Houston Chronicle
-BCS brings less mess than we realize
-Personal Web pages can create problems for athletes

November 10, 2008

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Report says Vols are eyeing Heels' Davis
-Johnson's easy win all but wraps up Cup title
-A New Look- Gold jerseys pan out for Deacons

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Late Hits
 
Postgame observations on college football

-UNC-CH Clipboard
-New line delivers for Heels
-N.C. State Clipboard
-Duke Clipboard
-NASCAR doesn't plan bailout
-Hurricanes thrashed in second period

From the Charlotte Observer
-Panthers' great escape
-Bobcats can't stop Bosh, Raptors

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Report- Davis at the top of Volunteers' wish list
-UNCCH- Monday Morning QB
-Duke- Monday Morning QB

Littlepage- Groh will be back next year
Lynchburg News and Advance

Vogelbach sets more records
Greensboro News Record

Blocking out the distractions to survive a crucial November run
Anderson Independent

 

November 16, 2008

From the Houston Chronicle
-Keenum's on Tulsa's case in 70-30 win
-UH shows Tulsa who's boss in 70-30 win
Video- Case Keenum, other Cougars

From the Tulsa World
-Blown away
 
The "overrated" chant began midway through the fourth quarter of Tulsa's 70-30 loss to Houston.

-How TU's high hopes have fallen
-Tulsa can't catch a break
-TU Notebook
-Road woes
-TU's title hopes
-Tulsa's big players play big in Hoops win

UCF takes thunder from Herd
 
Southern Mississippi helped Marshall, but the Thundering Herd didn’t help themselves.
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Pride goes a long way as Knights end 4-game losing skid
-UCF Coach George O'Leary's postgame remarks

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-UCF adds to Herd misery
-Folly not funny for MU, Snyder
-Herd football notebook- QB play left much to be desired

Herd loses 30-14, fails to gain ground in East
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-UCF humbles Herd, 30-14
-Herd an early tournament pick

From the El Paso Times
-Miners dig deep, find November hope
-Miner notes- Bowl situation for Miners gets tougher
-Defense huge again as UTEP Miners rout SMU
 
The Miners improved to 5-5 and needs to beat either Houston or East Carolina to become bowl eligible, though it now seems likely Conference USA will have seven bowl-eligible teams and one will get left out.

From the Dallas Morning News
-No bright spots in SMU's 36-10 loss to UTEP
-Suspensions, injuries force SMU to shuffle lineup

From the Birmingham News
-KEEPING IT TOGETHER
 
The moment when the UAB football team could have fallen apart on Saturday came early in the fourth quarter of a Conference USA game against Tulane at the Louisiana Superdome.

-UAB-Tulane grades
-UAB tops Troy 87-66; Delaney leads all scorers with 24
-UAB gets C in black coaches hiring report

Blazers give Green Wave sixth loss in a row
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers power past Fairfield
-Tiger football team's finesse turns physical

Wise, 'D' spark Eagles in opener
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

November 15, 2008

UH set to weather offensive storm that is Tulsa
Houston Chronicle

From the Tulsa World
-Texas shootout
-TU: 3 Storylines
-TU Football Notebook

Previews and Predictions for the Week 12 C-USA Games
collegefootballnews.com

Marshall to host Central Florida in ‘favorable’ conditions
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Herd could end up in sunny Florida
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-UCF's offensive stock plummets
-Notebook- UCF expects chilly reception tonight
-Marshall Game 10 capsule

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd, Knight rivalry dates back to the MAC
-Herd faces off against UCF
-Today's game should be a win for Herd
-FIVE POINTS TO PONDER
-This week in Conference USA
-Head to Head

With bowl hopes squashed, Knights seek respect
Florida Today

Quick points on UCF at Marshall on Saturday
Orlando Sentinel

Tulane's fifth-year seniors take time to reflect
New Orleans Times-Picayune

From the Birmingham News
-UAB hopes to rebound after 70-point drubbing against Tulane
-UAB athletic director says he wouldn't stand in way of player's decision to leave

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP Miners not overlooking SMU defense
-UTEP Miners get off to flying start

Eagles tip off tonight
Hattiesburg American

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers have questions; tonight's game chance to find some answers
-Tigers gain TV game against Tulane

November 14, 2008

From ConferenceUSA.com
-C-USA Men's Basketball Resumes This Weekend
 
All 12 Conference USA men's basketball teams will be in action this weekend, with 10 playing their home openers.

-Rice's Dillard Named a Biletnikoff Semifinalist

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-First flight jitters, 38 years later
 
I was on the next plane. The first time Marshall University athletics flew after the horrific plane crash in 1970, I was a passenger. It was on Jan. 9, 1971.

-Ceremony to honor Marshall crash victims carries theme of healing
-Marco's makeover to start what is expected to be exciting Homecoming
-Once a pitcher, Dago Pena now heating up the hardwood

Knights coach says MU is ‘a rival’
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Young offensive line improves for Herd
-Herd looks to improve against two-minute offense

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Tulsa closing in on division crown
-Herd not planning to kick to UCF's Burnett

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Numerous injuries and misfortunes for the UCF football team poses the question: Are the Knights cursed?
-Knights look to finish with top defense in C-USA

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice opens newly-renovated Tudor Fieldhouse
 
Ideas from basketball venues around the country were used in the makeover at Rice.

-C-USA College Hoops Preview- Rice men on the rise
-UH, Tulsa to clash in C-USA West showdown
-Tulsa licks Arkansas wounds, stays hungry for UH

From the Tulsa World
-Week off gave TU time to refocus on Houston
-TU Football Notebook

Trio upped SMU suspension total to 17
Dallas Morning News

SMU adds LB to list of suspensions
El Paso Times

Tigers say freshman Evans will prove ‘selfish’ label isn’t accurate
Memphis Commercial Appeal

November 13, 2008

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Five teams still chasing bowl dream
 
Eight Conference USA teams have the necessary six wins or remain alive in the bowl picture entering the final three weeks of league play.

-Fletcher's work not promising

Critical game Saturday for Eagles
The Student Printz (USM)

From the Hattiesburg American
-USM still alive and kicking
-Fletcher, Harrison watch practice
-Motivated Eagles flying high

1958 Southern Miss Football: Sekul ran the show before coaching career
The Student Printz (USM)

Similar struggles face Tulane, UAB
Birmingham News

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Clash of titans brewing for MU, UCF
-Goddard's family coming to tailgate

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF Coach George O'Leary stands behind his staff
-UCF offensive coordinator Tim Salem fights fires on and off the field
-Burnett wants the ball

UCF’s Burnett getting lots of attention
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Knights, no longer golden, head to Marshall
-Herd kicking game looking for consistency

Three SMU football starters suspended for rest of season
Dallas Morning News

From the El Paso Times
-SMU won't have top pass catchers for game at UTEP
-SMU deals with growing pains

From the Tulsa World
-Do or die for TU?
-Can TU host the C-USA title game?
 
Right now, East Carolina has only one league loss. If Tulsa and ECU finish the season with one conference loss each, the school with the highest BCS ranking would host because they didn't face each other in the regular season. According to tulsaworld.com/tellshowbcs , Tulsa ranks No. 23 in the BCS, East Carolina No. 50.

-Battle for the C_USA West

Freshman runner Beall provides balance for UH
Houston Chronicle

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Ole Miss-Tulsa may make good Liberty Bowl match
-Could've, Would've, Should've: Tigers struggle to heal wounds left by NCAA meltdown

November 12, 2008

From ConferenceUSA.com
-C-USA Football Coaches' Press Conference Quotes- Week Eleven
-Dillard Named Biletnikoff Semifinalist
-Blazers Back At Practice Tuesday
-Miners Host Texas Southern in '08-'09 Opener Friday
-Cougars Cruise Past Presbyterian, 76-57
-Southern Miss to Dedicate Area to Former Athletics Director Roland Dale and wife, Teenie

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Resurgent 'D' pushes Eagles closer to .500
-Eagles RBs still questionable

From southernmiss.com
-Black Out The Rock for Saturday's Senior Day
-East Carolina Football Game Kicks Off Black Out Hunger Week

USM basketball returns 5 starters
Biloxi Sun Herald

1958 team part of USM lore
Hattiesburg American

From the Tulsa World
-C-USA Insider
-C-USA: Game of the week
-C-USA Power rankings
-Houston has fresh look at TU game
-Houston heavy with talent
-Hurricane seeks C-USA repeat
-TU Notebook

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH's Edwards, family consider lawsuit over injury
-UH Notebook- Hunt receives no further punishment for hit
-College Notes- Dillard among Biletnikoff semifinalists
-Coleman, Cousin help UH beat Presbyterian 76-57

From the Dallas Morning News
-SMU's Jones- Mitchell expected to start
-SMU kicker's hit gets coach's attention
-SMU men's basketball preview
-SMU women's basketball preview

From the El Paso Times
-Saturday last home game for 11 UTEP seniors
-Blog- Bowl hopes aren't what they used to be

Missed assignments, big plays are big problems for Blazers
Birmingham News

Struggling UCF not weak on defense
Charleston (WV)
Gazette

UCF good, but Marshall coach likes his defense, too
Beckley (WV) Register Herald

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd keeping its hopes high
-Herd faces another slugfest against UCF
-
Herd tries to maintain an even keel
-Season ticket sales up at Marshall

Marshall seniors need strong finish to satisfy more than themselves
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Moore seeks to snap slump
New Orleans Times Picayune

Memphis' Sallie steps up, finally poised for his Division 1 debut
Memphis Commercial Appeal

November 11, 2008

From ConferenceUSA.com
-C-USA Football Notebook
 
Tulsa and East Carolina Lead Their Respective Divisions With Three Weeks Remaining

-Tulsa-Houston Square Off on Saturday in Key C-USA West Division Matchup
-CBS College Sports Announces November 22 C-USA Game
-C-USA Sends Pair to NCAA Women's Soccer Championship
 
Memphis Gets Automatic Berth and UCF an At-Large Selection; Season co-champion ECU misses out

-C-USA Volleyball Notebook

Around Conference USA - Football
USA Today

Conference USA News and Notes
sportsnetwork.com

Southern Mississippi football team still has bowl game aspirations
Mobile Press Register

WILL SOUTHERN MISS QUALIFY FOR A BOWL?
 
Yes, the Golden Eagles can and will defeat East Carolina and SMU and get to the magical six-win mark and a seventh consecutive bowl.
Hattiesburg American

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Eagles lift suspensions of 2 players
-Eustachy happy with job, offices

'Win cures everything'
Biloxi Sun Herald

From (USM) The Student Printz
-USM welcomes Black Out week
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Southern Miss take two in a row with win

Herd frustrated by near misses
Charleston (WV)
Gazette

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Marshall getting defensive
-For Slate and others, tight end is right spot
-Herd defensive front getting it done

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Kicking woes doom Herd at ECU
-Herd tailback comes through

Kicking woes nothing new
(MU) The Parthenon

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Coach among injured Tigers
-Tiger football notebook

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Time for UCF Knights seniors to get their due
-C-USA Roundup- Three conference teams are bowl eligible

From the Dallas Morning News
-SMU's Jones- Mitchell expected to start
-SMU kicker's hit gets coach's attention

From the Houston Chronicle
-College Notes- UH's Hunt apologizes for hit on Tulane QB
-UH falls to Georgia Southern in men's hoops opener
-Owls Bowl chatter; news and notes (new unis!)
-Rice Notebook- Men’s basketball ready to turn page

November 10, 2008

From Hattiesburg American
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Make that 2 straight
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Floyd steps in, makes plays
-
Eustachy wants Wise to take leadership role

Southern Miss-UCF Postgame Notes
southernmiss.com

UAB practices to work off frustration
Birmingham News

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Defeat painful, but with pride
-
Seniors see to it- Herd will not quit
-Herd moves on from tough loss

Herd-UCF to be strange again?
 
FOR NOW, let's put the East Division crown in East Carolina's locker room.
Charleston (WV)
Gazette

From the Orlando Sentinel
-How does UCF go from league champs to league tramps in one year?
-UCF looks ahead
 
The Knights will keep looking for answers on offense when it plays at Marshall

From the Tulsa World
-TU, ranked again, faces must-win
-Hungry Cougars await TU
-TU: Know The Foe

From the Houston Chronicle
-Cougar football- One down, three to go
-Reloaded Cougars ready for basketball season

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Tulane has its pride on the line
 
Fifth straight setback dashes any chance of playing in bowl

-Hard hit after whistle draws Wave coach's ire

Defense delivers for UTEP Miners
El Paso Times

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