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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

December 7, 2008
Pearl Harbor Day

From Bonesville.net
-BVL:
ECU-Tulsa Game Center
-O'Brien:
Resilience wins championships
-O'Brien:
Holtz: “I am not looking to leave”
BVL: ECU-Tulsa Box Score
BVL: C-USA Standings, Scores, Schedule, TV Listings
BVL Audio: Replay Skip Holtz & Players Post-Game
BVL Audio: Replay Todd Graham & Players Post-Game
BVL:
East Carolina sinks Saints

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Top Tulsa To Claim C-USA Championship
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Pirates Rout Saints, 69-43
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No. 19 Virginia Bests Lady Pirates, 80-67

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates win in Tulsa
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Holtz- I'm not looking to leave
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Celebration at Minges tonight
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ECU men make it four straight wins

From the Kinston Free Press
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Pirates control Tulsa for first-ever C-USA title
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Pirates likely to face Kentucky in Liberty Bowl
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Holtz ‘not looking to leave'

From the Washington Daily News
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East Carolina beats Tulsa for C-USA title
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ECU defense holds Tulsa to just 24 points
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Pirates overcome sloppy first half to top Saints
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REPORT- Holtz headed to Syracuse

Pinkney leads East Carolina to conference championship
Fayetteville Observer (AP)

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Purple reigns in C-USA
-Photo gallery- Pirates win C-USA championship

Tulsa Edged by East Carolina in Championship
tulsahurricane.com

From the Tulsa World
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Turnovers doom TU in title game
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Hurricane faithful start strong
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Defenders dominate
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Johnson blames himself for loss
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GMAC may be in TU's future
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TU Notebook
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TU: Report card
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TU: How they scored
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TU: Quotable
Listen to TU's press conference after the Hurricane lost to East Carolina on Saturday
Listen to ECU's press conference after the Pirates defeated TU on Saturday
Listen to ECU's press conference after the Pirates defeated TU on Saturday
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Watch video from TU vs. ECU in the C-USA championship game Saturday
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East Carolina outlasts TU, captures C-USA title
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Graham not wrong to set the bar high

Late FG wipes out Tulsa’s title hopes
NewsOK.com

Tulsa Falls In CUSA Title Game
ktul.com

Holtz chatter heats up
 
Holtz says he's not looking, but a report says look for Monday on an announcement

syracuse.com

What we'll see
 
It looks like the Cats are set to face East Carolina in Memphis
Kentucky.com

Five things to watch- Browns-Titans
Akron Beacon Journal

ECU Student Killed In Car Accident To Be Laid To Rest Sunday
witn.com

December 6, 2008
CUSA Championship - Pirate Gameday
Saint Nicholas Day

From ecupirates.com
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Pirate Gameday Central
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Pirates Host Limestone Saturday Night
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Lady Pirates Meet No. 19 Virginia
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Maness Named To Brooks Wallace Watch List

The ECU/Tulsa game will be on Sirius Satellite radio Channel 130 and Online at Channelsurfing.net

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Title within reach
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Pinkney ready to do battle with Hurricane
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C-USA championship week
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Limestone up next for Pirate men
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Family ties- Cavaliers' twins have ECU connections
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Students show care for adopted home

Freshman Edwards impresses for Cavs
Charlottesville Daily Progress

From conferenceusa.com
-Title Game Buzz Building in Tulsa
-C-USA Championship Game Press Conference Quotes

Purple pride returns
Raleigh News & Observer

Rebuilt Pirates meet Tulsa in title game
Kinston Free Press

Pirates, Hurricane face-off in C-USA title bout
Washington Daily News

Former New Bern QB thriving at TE
New Bern Sun Journal

Pirates reaching for CUSA title Saturday
WNCT

ECU, Tulsa had roller-coaster seasons
 
Former BCS darlings vie for Conference USA title
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

College four-play- Week 15
covers.com

2008 C-USA Championship Fearless Prediction
College Football News

Weekend Preview- SEC, Big 12 to sort out national title picture
USA Today

Marshall players pick Tulsa to win conference
 
The guys who really can establish a line on East Carolina vs. Tulsa are the players who put themselves on the line against both C-USA foes.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From tulsahurricane.com
-Conference USA Championship Pre-Game Quotes
-Tulsa Football Gameday Central
-Tulsa Hosts East Carolina in C-USA Football Championship Game

From the Tulsa World
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TU guns for a title on its turf
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Dream opportunity for quarterback
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TU: 3 Storylines
 
The game may not be a sellout, but there will be enough fans to create a home atmosphere for Tulsa.
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TU Gameday Tips
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TU Notebook
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Happy home
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TU, East Carolina coaches ready for C-USA title game
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Just Say No, Todd.
 
ESPN.com is reporting its sources have confirmed Todd Graham has indicated an interest in replacing Tommy Tuberville at Auburn.

From NewsOK.com
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It’s been quite a football season
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Q&A with Tarrion Adams

December 5, 2008
"
Paint it Purple" Friday
Birthday - President Martin Van Buren (8th President)

From Bonesville.net
-Monroe:
Kevin's Keys to the Tulsa Game
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Scott Senatore)

From ecupirates.com
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A Message From Terry Holland
 
East Carolina AD Addresses Coaching Rumors
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Baseball Closes Out Fall With Fourth Annual Fire of Blackbeard Challenge

CUSA Championship Ticket Info: Tickets are available ONLINE (ecupirates.com) or at the Athletic Ticket Office and by phone at 1-800-DIAL-ECU. Office hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. 

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates’ point guard in the spirit of giving
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Freeney’s game blossoming at ECU

From the The East Carolinian
-History awaits?
 
C-USA title in ECU's grasp

-Holtz understands the building process
-Pirate basketball earning respect

That old, familiar feeling for ECU fans
Raleigh News & Observer

Drew, Pirates reaping benefits of position change
Kinston Free Press

Long Drought
 
East Carolina eyeing first league championship since 1976 against high-scoring Tulsa
Winston-Salem Journal

Former BCS darlings vie for Conference USA title
Dallas Morning News (AP)

From the Tulsa World
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Happy home
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TU, league want a big crowd for championship
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Skip enjoys family business
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C-USA Breakdown
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C-USA Championship game history
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East Carolina season in review
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Tulsa season in review

TU hosts East Carolina in C-USA Championship game
Tulsa Beacon

A 'David and Goliath' matchup
 
Up-and-down ECU faces tall task in C-USA title game
Charleston Gazette

Tulsa faces East Carolina in title game
Hattiesburg American

Conference crowns come down to crucial head-to-head battles
SportingNews.com

Weekend Preview- SEC, Big 12 sort out national title picture
USA Today

Is Holtz headed to Syracuse? Don’t be surprised
Washington Daily News

East Carolina athletics director addresses the Holtz matter
Syracuse Post-Standard

Holtz-to-SU rumors continue to swirl
WSYR

The Mind of Maher- Who Wants Skip Holtz?
WTVH

Titans put rookies on fast track
Nashville Tennessean

December 4, 2008

From Bonesville.net
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Myatt: View from the 'ville
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Pirates aim for high noon showdown

-BVL:
East Carolina thumps Seahawks

Pirates Light Up Scoreboard Against UNCW
ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Legan lights up Seahawks
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Bell ready to chime in for ECU
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City seeks treasure in students' year-ending trash
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Program allows high school juniors to take college courses online

Pirates look to Bell
Raleigh News & Observer

Coach Holtz Comments On Syracuse Rumors
witn.com

From the Wilmington Star-News
-UNCW can't defend against Pirates' barrage of 3-pointers
-HAWKS HOOPS- ECU postgame

Legan, Pirates hammer UNCW
Kinston Free Press

From the Tulsa World
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Rising Hurricane
 
TU's success is rooted in continuity
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Fill the stands
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Nearly 18000 tickets remain for title game
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No logic is involved, it's just plain luck
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TU Football Notebook
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TU football: A look back

Forecast calls for Hurricane warning
 
Conference USA supremacy and more is on the line Saturday at 11 a.m. when Tulsa hosts the league's title game against East Carolina.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Titans' Johnson nears milestone, lofty comparisons
Nashville City Paper

East Carolina visits Tulsa is C-USA title game
Charlotte Observer (Sports Network)

College Football Predictions - Week 15
The Football Expert

Former Warrior with big day for ECU
Suffolk News-Herald

December 3, 2008

From Bonesville.net
-Bradsher
: The Bradsher Beat
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Casualty list shrinks just in time

Talk FM: TOT (Greenville Christmas Parade)

CUSA Chamionship Ticket Info: Tickets are available ONLINE (ecupirates.com) or at the Athletic Ticket Office and by phone at 1-800-DIAL-ECU. Office hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.  Fans seeking assistance with commercial air, ground transportation and/or hotel accommodations in Tulsa, please contact Mary Ann Ellerbe with AAA Vacations at 800-933-2621, ext. 16016. Support will be available beginning Monday, December 1 at 8:00am.

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Head To UNCW Wednesday Night
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Pirates Sign Nine Prospects For Next Season
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Letters Of Mack - December Edition

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates, Seahawks renew longtime hoops rivalry
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Different styles, same result
 
ECU, Tulsa are opposites on the gridiron, but have had similar seasons

From the Washington Daily News
-A tip of the helmet to Holtz
-ECU set to battle UNC-Wilmington tonight at 7 p.m.

Pirates head to hostile UNCW
Kinston Free Press

Chemistry class- UNCW tries to fix its mojo
Wilmington Star-News

From the East Carolinian
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Pirate offense explodes on Senior Day
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ECU records important last-minute wins

From the Tulsa World
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Ugly wins work out pretty well for ECU
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Tulsa Notebook
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A look back
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Tu Offense Vs. East Carolina Defense

College Football Week 15 Predictions and Odds
Sports-Odds.com

December 2, 2008

From Bonesville.net
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Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Underdog faces juggernaut
BVL Audio
: Skip Holtz Weekly Press Conference
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Showcase of Homes)

From ecupirates.com
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Morrow Named C-USA Co-Rookie-of-the-Week
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Tickets On Sale For Wake Forest And Memphis
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Lady Pirates Sign Three
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Weekly Press Luncheon Quotes
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Pirate Football Gameday Central

No injuries to report, for once
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates brace for high-flying Tulsa
Kinston Free Press

East Carolina gets chance for league title
Fayetteville Observer (AP)

Pirates seek first conference championship since the 1976 season
Washington Daily News

Pirates' coach focuses on Tulsa
Raleigh News & Observer

ECU to bring its stingy 'D'
 
Defense wins championships. It's a slogan that's been shouted by generations of football coaches.

Tulsa World

Todd Graham Press Conference Quotes
tulsahurricane.com

Interview: Dan Kepley
 
Former ECU and Canadian Football Hall of Fame middle linebacker talks about never missing a game because of a concussion. No matter what.
cbc.ca

December 1, 2008
World AIDS Day / Day Without Art

From Bonesville.net
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O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 365
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Youth movement bodes bright future

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

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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ECU women fall in home tourney
-Pirates head to Tulsa on high note
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Hinnant shoots Pirates past Winthrop

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-East Carolina Clipboard
-INSIDE THE GAME

ECU overcomes the odds
 
East Carolina's football season had ominous beginnings, days before the Pirates upset Virginia Tech on Aug. 30.

Tulsa World

Monday with Mike- Breaking down the title games
Rivals.com

Pirates experienced miracle year in making championship game
ENCToday.com

ECU to face Tulsa in title game
New Bern Sun Journal

And the BCS nominees are ...
USA Today

 

December 7, 2008

From the Birmingham News
-Mistakes `cost us the game'
 
The mistakes were few, which is a large part of why Alabama ended the regular season with a 12-0 record.

-AU to interview Buffalo's Gill
-Bowl committee prefers N.C. State as at-large team

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Devils succumb on road
-Pack reels in prospects
-Hokies capture third crown

From the Charlotte Observer
-Curry pumps in 44 as Wildcats down Pack
 
Davidson star matches career high, dazzles LeBron James

-Curry had plenty for his buddy LeBron to enjoy
-49ers finally win a close one

From the Winston Salem Journal
-ASU's title run ends
-Deacons roll into soccer's College Cup

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
-For Hokies, this ACC title is twice as nice
-A big win for navy, but a bigger loss for a storied rivalry

WVU holds on for win against South Florida, accepts bowl bid
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

White goes out a winner
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Spurrier needs to stop criticism
Columbia (SC)
State

Bowl picture narrows but not certain yet for BSU
Muncie Star Press

December 6, 2008

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Expansion teams dominating ACC
-Pack, Cats in a tester
-Buffalo surprises Ball State
-Michigan gets rare chance to host Duke
-Laviolette cherishes memories, looks ahead
-Avery's suspension is 6 games
-Richmond County ends Independence run

Seahawks lacking height and depth in CAA opener
Wilmington Star-News

UNCG Basketball Moving To Greensboro Coliseum
 
For the 2009-2010 season, UNCG has already scheduled non-conference home games in with NC State, Princeton and East Carolina
Greensboro Telegram

From the College Football News
-Bowl Projections - Buffalo to International
-Instant Analysis: MAC Championship Game 
-2008 SEC Championship Fearless Prediction
-Big 12 Championship Fearless Prediction
-ACC Week 15 Expanded Preview Blog

Final exam for Tech
Roanoke Times

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY
-Getting to title game huge for the Hokies
-U.Va.'s problems trouble Tiki Barber
-Navy leaving no doubt

Swinney adds two more former Alabama assistants with Clemson ties
Anderson Independent

From the Birmingham News
-Finally, Alabama and Florida will play for the SEC title
-Georgia Tech's Johnson joins Fisher on list
-Who's better? ACC or SEC?

SEC loser to get a little Sugar
New Orleans Times Picayune

White never sought spotlight
 
It just always shined on him
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Houston Chronicle
-Missouri has tough task against OU in Big 12 final
-QB- 'Great chance' Tech coach Leach will leave

December 5, 2008

From the Birmingham News
-BCS gets its own version of Final Four
-`This game's got it all'
-Big game makes for tough ticket
-Nutt joins Fisher at top of AU wish list
-Tuberville knew change had to come to Auburn
-Papajohns.com Bowl picture still unclear

From the Columbia (SC) State
-There’s little comparison between the ACC and SEC in ’08
-Swinney keeps up Alabama connections
-VMI crushes Winthrop 92-74

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-New face, same result for Canes
-Pack football team begins practicing

Much on the line again
Roanoke Times

‘Bounce back and play hard’
Beckley Register-Herald

From the Charlotte Observer
-More Curry
-Gruden- Smith a bad dream

From the Durham Herald Sun
-For Cutcliffe, better will not be enough
-Heels still hoping for invite to Champs

Paladins, Gamecocks have differing resumes
Greenville (SC) News

December 4, 2008

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Area teams have promise in 2009
-Tar Heels dismantle Spartans
-Canes ice Laviolette, bring back Maurice
-Tuberville's tenure over at Auburn

`AUBURN FAMILY' SAYS THANKS
 
Whether Tommy Tuberville resigned on his own terms or was forced to resign was a matter of debate among members of the "Auburn family" Wednesday.
Birmingham News

Canes fire Laviolette, hire Maurice
Durham Herald Sun

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Chavis tops wish list for Clemson assistants
-Spurrier puts coaching hires on hold

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-Five moments that defined Tech's year
-Kiffin calls audible on Phoebus' Boyd
 
According to his father, Tajh Boyd was told by Vols coach Lane Kiffin that he didn't fit their offensive style.

Ball State vs. Boise State will not happen
Muncie (IN) Star Press

Tigers fans sink teeth into meaty matchup
Greenville (SC)
News

Though not practicing, Redskins' Portis vows to play
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

December 3, 2008

Hill could be leader for Washington job
rivals.com

Robinson's out, who's next?
Syracuse Post-Standard - Syracuse.com

Byrne hasn't set timetable
Columbus (MS) Commercial Dispatch

Tommy Tuberville stays in limbo about future
Birmingham News

From the Roanoke Times
-Road economics
 
When choosing between the ACC title game and a bowl, many Hokie fans are picking the latter.

-Beamer prophetic on tight games throughout

Virginia Tech to get another shot at the ACC title Saturday
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

It's decision time on Groh
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Clemson gets Nebraska in Gator Bowl
-Tigers' defensive coordinator Vic Koenning resigns

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Tigers land in Gator
 
According to sources, Clemson (7-5), which was not bowl-eligible before its win over USC, has accepted an invitation to play in the Gator Bowl

-Bowl projections
-Spurrier hires new assistant

Brindise possibility as USC QBs coach
Charleston (SC) Post Courier

From the Durham Herald Sun
-Blue Devils get another win over Big Ten foe
-Official- UNC-CH to accept Meineke Bowl bid

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Meineke seems to like UNC-CH
-Johnson's arrival is ACC's gain
-ACC-Big Ten Challenge notes
-Head injury rules up for vote

Wilson ACC’s top rookie
Fayetteville Observer

USF gives OK for 'Whiteout'
 
Mountaineers will wear white uniforms at home

Charleston (WV) Gazette

Mountaineers hope for improvement against pass coverage
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

College football- Booming time in land of Bearcats
Columbus (OH) Dispatch

Bowl could be on line for ULL-Middle Tenn. winner
Columbus (OH) Dispatch

ACC- Does competitive season equate to success?
Wilmington Star-News

ASU Notebook- Williams watched Edwards break his record
Win
ston Salem Journal

December 2, 2008

Vols make it official: Kiffin is school's new football coach
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Swinney is Clemson's 25th head coach
Anderson Independent

WVU sees USF as ‘nemesis’
Beckley Register-Herald

Tar Heels, ACC teams no closer to knowing their bowl destinations
Fayetteville Observer

From the Charlotte Observer
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Carolinas College Football Clipboards
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Best QB in Carolinas is in Boone
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J-Rich, Okafor pounce on Timberwolves
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PLAYOFF FIGHT
 
December has arrived with a wintry chill, but the race for playoff berths, especially in the highly competitive NFC South Division, is plenty hot.

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'Other' Curry scores 26 in upset of UVa

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack not in ACC bowls
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All-ACC picks reflect wild season
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Remember the Cherry Bowl?

Outback still likes USC; Beecher demoted
Columbia (SC) State

December 1, 2008

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-NCAA rule might limit State's bowl options
-Bowl predictions
-Bowl math
-Green sparks barrage
-Crowds dwindle at RBC

Season’s end offers no clarity on ACC's bowl lineup
Columbia (SC) State

Familiar foes meet for crown
Roanoke Times

Duke, UNC-CH, NC State all have something to chirp about
Durham Herald-Sun

Two assistants leaving USC one fired, one heading to Vols
 
Spurrier could turn to former Gators quarterback Noah Brindise to fill one of the vacancies

Myrtle Beach Sun News

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-Groh's contract not extended
-Dreary drubbing
 
New York's versatility and more putrid offense doom the Redskins on a gloomy weather day.

Knoxville may be home for Kiffin family reunion
The Tennessean

Search is on to replace Croom
Biloxi Sun Herald

Bulls provided blueprint to stop WVU
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Swinney proves he’s the right choice for Phillips, Clemson
Anderson Independent

Report- Tigers to stick with Dabo
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Charlotte Observer
-Lambeau Leap
 
Smith's clutch catch in final minutes propels Panthers to thrilling win in blustery Green Bay.

-Panthers bailout plan- Throw it to Steve Smith
-At full-throttle, Panthers barely recognizable
-49ers come back, but can't seal win

Wake Forest wins 76 Classic against Baylor
Winston Salem Journal

 

December 7, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-Pirates are 2008 Football Champions!
-C-USA Advances Two To Second Round of NCAA Volleyball Championship
-Sun Belt Champion Troy Set to Face Golden Eagles in R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

GMAC Bowl still mulling options
Mobile Press Register

UH still waiting, ECU to Liberty Bowl
Houston Chronicle

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Marshall's decision to keep Snyder defies national trend
-Pitts leads Herd in win over Boston

Marshall defeats Boston University, 84-80
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

Knights golden in rivalry showdown against Bulls
Orlando Sentinel

Tulsa takes on No. 6 Sooners
Tulsa World

UTEP comes from behind to grab victory
El Paso Times

From the Birmingham News
-Chilly Blazers can't get going
-Troy makes trip to Big Easy look easy

Guard Roburt Sallie in John Calipari's doghouse
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Hattiesburg American
-Lobos' late free throws doom Southern Miss
-Golden Eagle McKee- Solid at The Rock

December 6, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-C-USA Football All-Academic Team Announced
-Tulsa Football Student-Athletes Visit Sequoyah Elementary School

No rest for weary
Birmingham News

Herd travels to face Boston
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

SMU men clobber Texas A&M-International
Dallas Morning News

UTEP Miners continue to prepare for Sunday's game against NMSU
El Paso Times

Cougars' bowl fate to be revealed Sunday
Houston Chronicle

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Green Wave's Toledo has explaining to do
-Things can't get much worse for Green Wave
-TU braces for Western Kentucky
-Tulane advances in NCAA tourney

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Kentucky has inside track to come to Memphis for Liberty Bowl
-Today's college football games around the nation
-A study in football on a testy Saturday

December 5, 2008

Conference USA off to strong start
El Paso Times

UCF RB Brandon Davis still in hospital after collapse
Orlando Sentinel

Tulane gives Gilbert walking papers
 
The fallout from Tulane's recently completed 2-10 football season began Thursday when first-year defensive coordinator O'Neill Gilbert was fired after refusing to resign the day before.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Cats, Liberty Bowl look like a match
Kentucky.com

Tulsa's Johnson, Hopkins earn all-academic honors
Tulsa World

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice drops close one at home to UTSA 78-75
-The Curse of Tudor; Texas Bowl matchup nearing completion

Southern Miss AD Giannini praises football team
Hattiesburg American

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Kopp stands by Snyder
-Crawford commits to Marshall

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-C-USA football rankings for Dec. 5
-NCAA clears freshman Simpkins to begin playing with Tigers
-Tigers' success on court ups ante on season tickets

December 4, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-Rice and Southern Miss Accept Bowl Invitations
-East Tennessee State Hangs On to Defeat Herd Men, 76-72
-Blazers Edge South Alabama in OT Thriller, 78-77
-Tulane Loses Rivalry Contest to UNO, 49-39
-Rice Opens Home Stand Thursday

USM accepts invitation to play in New Orleans Bowl
Hattiesburg American

Eagles Big Easy bound
Biloxi Sun Herald

USM accepts bid to play in Crescent City
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice accepts invite to Texas Bowl at Reliant
-Cougar football- Still waiting on bowl...

UCF RB Brandon Davis treated for dehydration after collapse
Orlando Sentinel

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Scholarship honors kicker who died in Marshall crash
-MU Board of Governors not consulted about Snyder
-Herd looks to get more play inside

UTEP sees bright future ahead
El Paso Times

BUMBLING BLAZERS BEAT BULLS
Birmingham News

December 3, 2008

UH Notebook- Coogs, like rest of C-USA, await bowl fate
Houston Chronicle

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Can the losing be stopped in 2009?
-Outgoing Marshall seniors confident about the future
-Huntington could be a basketball town again
-Marshall unveils new facilities

Herd locker rooms to double in size at Cam
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Breaking down the Herd in 2009
-East Tennessee State beats Herd

N.O. Bowl picture coming into focus
 
Sun Belt champion likely to get Memphis or Southern Miss
New Orleans Times Picayune

NO Bowl likes USM, Memphis
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

USM's Brown won't face NCAA suspension
Hattiesburg American

From the Monroe (LA) News Star
-New Orleans Bowl to announce C-USA bid on Thursday or Friday
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Independence Bowl looking good for Tech, but opponent remains a mystery
 
Both Southern Miss and Memphis finished the regular season at 6-6 and could fit into the I-Bowl's plans.

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF's football future- 10 players who must excel
-Here's a way for UCF Coach George O'Leary to improve the Knights' offense
-O'Leary says he will be back in 2009
-O'Leary talks about returning for next season, possible staff changes
-Full transcript of O'Leary press conference

O'Leary vows he will rebuild UCF
Florida Today

From conferenceusa.com
-Men's Basketball Notebook
-Cougars Hold Off Blue Raiders for Road Win
-East Tennessee State Hangs On to Defeat Herd Men, 76-72
-Memphis Cruises Past Marist, 100-61
-Golden Eagles Drop OT Thriller, 76-73
-Blazers Practice Tuesday, Travel To Nebraska Wednesday

TU relishes in improvement
Tulsa World

Wave aims to reverse trend against UNO
New Orleans Times Picayune

Blazers' home stand consists of one game against University of South Florida
Birmingham News

Tigers thump Marist, solve some problems
Memphis Commercial Appeal

December 2, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-C-USA Football Notebook
-Men's Basketball Players of the Week

From the Tulsa World
-Ticket frenzy
 
C-USA commissioner Britton Banowsky said he expected to sell out Chapman Stadium's roughly 30,000 seats.

-Tulsa still has goals
-C-USA Matchups
-TU Football: A Look Back
-Tulsa still has goals
-Up close: Britton Banowsky
-TU Notebook
-TU coach wants the home-field advantage for C-USA title game
 
East Carolina has beaten every C-USA program except Tulsa over the past four seasons.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Listen to an interview with Todd Graham about the upcoming C-USA title game and needing fan support
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Listen to an interview with TU linebacker Mike Bryan on the C-USA title game
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Listen to an interview with TU running back Tarrion Adams on Saturday's C-USA title game (Appx. 1.5 minutes)

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Marshall football turns to 2009
-Herd future plays now

Herd freshman plays like a senior
Beckley Register-Herald

Herd's new guard gets the point
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-WR Brown won't be suspended
-Finally, McRath receives award
-Southern Miss vs. South Alabama preview

Fedora wants bowl bounce
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers look inward, hope to improve
-Preview: No. 18 Memphis vs. Marist
-Tigers wait for bowl bid
-University of Memphis football notebook

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Tribble- I expect Coach O'Leary to be our coach in 2009
-Burnett, Watters and Weatherford answer questions following UCF's season finale loss to UAB

Ex-UTEP coach hired as Purdue assistant coach
El Paso Times

Final Owls football report card
Houston Chronicle

Air Force's bowl destination all but known
 
Should the Falcons, as expected, get an invite, Armed Forces Bowl executive director Tom Starr said their opponent would be one of four Conference USA teams - Tulsa, Rice, East Carolina or Houston.

Colorado Springs Gazette

December 1, 2008

From the Tulsa World
-Hurricane juiced for title game
 
Tulsa wastes no time preparing for Saturday.

-TU plays at home for C-USA title
 
School officials hope for a capacity crowd of 30,000
-QB displays guts, moxie
-TU Notebook
-TU: Know The Foe

UH, Rice focus their attention toward bowls
Houston Chronicle

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Needs for '09? Help at QB, WR
 
East Carolina won't fall much, if at all. Southern Mississippi, whose run from 2-6 to a bowl game didn't surprise me, could be the preseason favorite.

-MU- Snyder back to coach in 2009

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Snyder returning for other reasons, but he must win in 2009
-Snyder says Herd seniors have set the right tone
-Goode can pass, shoot ... and now he can see, too

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Snyder will return as coach
-Marshall's statement is endorsement of losing way
-Anderson makes strong case
-MU Notebook- Edwards took step(s) forward in Tulsa game

Next task for UAB quarterback Joe Webb is to improve on consistency
Birmingham News

From conferenceusa.com
-C-USA Earns Three Bids To The NCAA Volleyball Championship
-Men's Basketball Weekend Recap

Tigers' Henderson-Niles gets wakeup call
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Sun Devils pull away in 2nd half, rout UTEP Miners
El Paso Times