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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

January 4, 2009

Pirates' ACC run comes up empty
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
-Clemson Tops ECU, 79-66
-Lady Pirates Stifle Marshall In C-USA Opener

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Looking back shows how far Pirates have come
-ECU men drop 4th straight
-Pirates top Herd in C-USA opener
-Special teams anything but

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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ECU sees bright future
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Pirates need answers to excel again in 2009
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Questions arise on winning play
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Tigers stop Pirates, reach 14-0

ECU's seniors reflect on up-and-down careers
Jacksonville Daily News

ECU has chance to build on its success
Winston-Salem Journal (AP)

College Football- It was a wild season for ECU
Salisbury Post (AP)

NCAA Football Games in the Hands of Officials, Not Players
Bleacher Report

Tigers swamp Pirates
Columbia (SC) State

14-0 and rising
Anderson Independent Mail

Clemson outlasts ECU
Sumter (SC) Item (AP)

From the Washington Daily News
-Copper, Ravens on a mission
-Special teams miscues prove costly for Pirates

Marshall women fall to East Carolina
Huntington Herald Dispatch

January 3, 2009

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: ECU-Kentucky Game Center
-O'Brien:
Special season lacks fitting end
-Bailey:
Game Day Photo Blog
-BVL:
ECU-Kentucky Box Score
-BVL:
C-USA Standings, Scores, Schedule, TV Listings
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz & Players Post-Game
Talk FM: Special Talk of the Town from Memphis

From ecupirates.com
-ECU Can't Hold On As Kentucky Wins 25-19
-Men's Basketball Set To Face Clemson
-Lady Pirates Open Conference Play With Marshall

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Kentucky comes from behind to win Liberty Bowl
-Local fans packed into bars, eateries to watch bowl game
-Kentucky defeats the Pirates
-Pirate men travel to Clemson

Tigers host East Carolina
Anderson Independent

From the Washington Daily News
-Pirates can’t hang on in Liberty Bowl
-Special teams miscues prove costly for Pirates
-Gut-check time for ECU hoops

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Bitter pill for Pirates
-Pirates can't stop Kentucky rally

Pirates lose thriller to Kentucky
Kinston Free Press

E. Carolina fumbles away Liberty Bowl
Charlotte Observer

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Kentucky holds back East Carolina in Liberty Bowl
 
Ventrell Jenkins scooped up a fumble and barreled his 285-pound frame 56 yards for the go-ahead touchdown, helping Kentucky win a program-best third straight bowl game with a 25-19 victory over East Carolina on Friday in the Liberty Bowl.

-TDs from unlikely Kentucky twosome saved day
-Hartline delivers for Wildcats
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Liberty Bowl Postgame

From the College Football News
-Kentucky D Comes Through In Liberty Over ECU
-5 Thoughts - 2009 Liberty Bowl

... And the celebration begins!
 
...the Pirates have no need to hang their heads -- they easily could have won this game, and arguably played better football overall.
A sea of blue

From the Lexington Herald-Leader
-Jenkins' fumble return lifts UK to Liberty Bowl victory
-Ailing Hartline came through when Cats needed him
-Cats finish like they started

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Cats win 3rd straight bowl after big 2nd-half plays
-Young receivers help lift Cats' battered offense
-After slow start, UK wins Liberty Bowl 25-19
-Cats win Liberty Bowl 25-19

Liberty Bowl notes of interest
scout.com

Liberty Bowl- Kentucky showed heart in victory
Jackson (TN) Sun

Women open C-USA play today
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

January 2, 2009
Liberty Bowl GameDay
"Paint it Purple" Friday

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: Daily Bowl Report & Photo Blog
-Monroe: Kevin's Keys to the Game
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz Thursday Press Conference
BVL Audio: Rich Brooks Thursday Press Conference

From ecupirates.com
-GameDay Central
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Liberty Bowl Blog

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU looks for repeat of 1995
-Seniors have transformed Pirates into winners
-Thompson-era players stick it out, make impact
-Bryant back in starting lineup after early injury
-East Carolina's traveling band
-Nathan's Notes
-Liberty Bowl Prediction Time...

From the Washington Daily News
-Pirates, Wildcats clash in Liberty Bowl
-A look inside the Liberty Bowl matchups
-Wildcats looking for third straight bowl win

From the Kinston Free Press
-Best reaches end of long road
-Pirates, Wildcats set to square off in Liberty Bowl
-Making the bowls matter

Holtz has Pirates fans all shook up
Raleigh News & Observer

Liberty Bowl- Kentucky (6-6) vs. East Carolina (9-4)
Charlotte Observer

Pinkney leads ECU into Liberty Bowl
Fayetteville Observer

Former local star Petty, ECU ready for Liberty Bowl
Spartanburg Herald Journal

A point to prove
Rocky Mount Telegram (AP)

Kentucky having Bear-like success
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

Kentucky getting physical for ECU
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Editorial- A milestone Liberty Bowl
-Liberty Bowl- Underdog Kentucky has point to prove against East Carolina
-Liberty Bowl notebook

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
-Memphis just a hunka hunka fun
-UK- Something to prove

From the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
-Liberty Bowl no yawning matter
-Beale Street Blue
-Who'll want the Liberty Bowl more?
-Position-by-position matchups
-Q&A with UK quarterback Hartline
-Brooks not thinking about retirement

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Holtz is the King at East Carolina
-PIRATES' DEPTH CHART
-ECU'S TEAM STATS
-PIRATES' SEASON
-Let's see how Cats finish bridge season
-Cats can take another step
-Don't expect this game to be Brooks' last one
-This could be Lindley's audition
-FOUR KEYS TO VICTORY FOR UK
-FOUR NUMBERS TO KNOW
-FOUR PLAYERS TO WATCH
-WILDCATS' DEPTH CHART
-UK TEAM STATS

UK And ECU Face Off In Memphis
LEX18.com

2009 Liberty Bowl- A look at the East Carolina Pirates
A Sea of Blue

From scout.com
-5 Reasons Kentucky will defeat ECU
-Brooks names game captains

SPORTS- UK turns to youth for today's Liberty Bowl
wkyx.com

2009 Liberty Bowl Preview - UK vs. ECU 
College Football News

Looking ahead to this weekend's bowl games
USA Today

What bettors need to know- Liberty Bowl
Covers.com

Liberty Bowl- East Carolina vs. Kentucky Preview
Offshore Insiders

Liberty Bowl- Kentucky vs. East Carolina Football Picks
BetFirms

January 1, 2009
New Year's Day

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: Daily Bowl Report & Photo Blog
-Myatt: View from the 'ville
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Pinkney a senior with an asterisk

-BVL:
C-USA Bowl Scoreboard, Schedule, TV Listings
BVL Audio: Skip Holtz post-practice remarks
BVL Audio: Greg Hudson press conference
Talk FM: Liberty Bowl Special

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Nathan's Notes- Bittersweet week for Brandon
-Blaargh!! Pirate Top 10 of 2008
-Trick plays have become part of bowl game tradition
-On the road to Memphis
-Fans trek to Memphis- View and upload photos
-ECU grad gets $365,000 from Oprah for his school

ECU seniors ready for final game
Washington Daily News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-East Carolina lineman recovers well from heart surgery
-Wildcat runners feeling pressure

From the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
-East Carolina's 'D' is good enough for SEC
-Liberty Bowl notes- Dixon happy for chance at more carries

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Cats hope receivers catch up for bowl
-Cobb's injury means punt-return pressure

From the Jacksonville Daily News
-Pirates look to regain national ranking
-ECU's Hudson becoming hot commodity

Oprah gives check to NC native's school
 
A letter from Oprah Winfrey last week seemed like the world's best Christmas present — until teacher Ron Clark noticed an extra piece of paper flutter out.
Charlotte Observer

Bruce Feldman's final set of bowl picks
ESPN

Kentucky-East Carolina- Liberty Bowl Preview
Bleacher Report

1995 Liberty Bowl Highlights
witn.
com

From scout.com
-Final Full Practice For Wildcats
-Jake Lanefski excited about first bowl game

Hartline's whirlwind season ends with Liberty start
SportingNews.com

Beale Street Booming on New Year's Eve
Eyewitness News Memphis

December 31, 2008
New Year's Eve
First Night Celebrations
Leap Second Adjustment Time
Make Up Your Mind Day
No Interruptions Day
Saint Sylvester's Day

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: Daily Bowl Report & Photo Blog
-Bailey: News Flash ... Petty Pops the Question
BVL Audio: Todd Fitch/Steve Brown Press Conference

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pinkney hoping for another year with Pirates
-Pirates hope to create more bowl week memories
-Nathans Notes- Updates from Memphis
-ECU women's run leads to third-place finish at Sun and Fun

From ecupirates.com
-Lady Pirates Run Past FIU, 66-47
-Newest Letters Of Mack Posted

From the Winston Salem Journal
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The Prophet
 
ECU's Pinkney, who predicted C-USA title, now wants Liberty Bowl victory
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Quarterback Ryan voted offensive rookie of year
 
Running back Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans, drafted out of East Carolina was second

Pirates seek win No. 10 in Liberty Bowl
Washington Daily News

Pirates complete second bowl practice in Memphis
New Bern Sun Journal

ACC Now Podcast:  ECU, Florida-Oklahoma
Raleigh News & Observer

McShay Previews the AutoZone Liberty Bowl
ESPN

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Keeping cool head serves East Carolina quarterback well
-AutoZone Liberty bowl notebook
-Blue-chip memories: Stories of football star's kindness help ease pain of losing him

From the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
-UK, East Carolina have prickly past
-Liberty Bowl notes- Lyons brings Elvis to life
-Liberty Bowl teams filling in the blanks
-Wildcat receiving corps has something to prove to naysayers
-Tickets still available for Liberty Bowl
 
Steve Ehrhart, executive director of the bowl in Memphis, said he anticipates Friday's crowd will be "in the mid-50,000 range"

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-Well, well, well, UK defense is finally healthy
-When called to serve, Masthay never punts
-Lyons the King of Elvis imitators

Cats Busy in Memphis
WTVQ

Bowl win can make Wildcats memorable
Ashland (KY) Daily Independent

Liberty Bowl Preview
W
e Is Notre Dame

December 30, 2008

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: Daily Bowl Report & Photo Blog
-C. Whitford: Liberty Bowl: A Fan's View

TIVO Alert: (Tues, Dec 30, 05:00 PM ET) ESPN Classic: 1992 Peach Bowl - East Carolina Pirates vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack

From ecupirates.com
-Lady Pirates Face FIU Tuesday
-Lady Pirates Edged By Marist, 62-58

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU begins final prep for its bowl
-Red Foxes stop Pirates' winning streak at four

Pirates looking to avoid letdown in Liberty Bowl
Kinston Free Press

Wilson- 'It's about business'
New Bern Sun Journal

From the Washington Daily News
-ECU’s Davis having dream season
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Monitoring the trends at Minges

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-ECU coach Holtz says Pirates to win for C-USA
 
Conference has lost both Liberty matchups with SEC

-Benching matures Kentucky QB Hartline

From the Louisville Courier-Journal
-UK running back Allen ineligible to play Friday
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Key to Liberty- UK must bust rust

Marist women pull out triumph
Poughkeepsie (NY) Journal

Phillips respects East Carolina Defense
scout.com (Sub req'd)

December 29, 2008
Muharram 1 (Islamic New Year)
Saint Thomas of Canterbury Feast Day
Tick Tock Day
Anniversary - YMCA
Birthday - President Andrew Johnson (17th President)

From Bonesville.net
-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 368
– 
Bowl system suits ECU better

-BVL:
Pirates beached by Chanticleers

From ecupirates.com
-ECU Falls To Coastal Carolina
-Lady Pirates Battle Marist Monday

Red Foxes head south to face tough E. Carolina
Poughkeepsie (NY) Journal

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Next stop- Memphis
-New trio emerges for Pirates at receiver
-ECU men drop third straight
-Pirates play in Sun and Fun Classic

Chanticleers better than before
 
CCU regroups over Christmas break and returns with upset of C-USA foe Pirates
Myrtle Beach Sun News

From the Kinston Free Press
-Pirates depart for Liberty Bowl
-Pirates to kick off bowl week with Graceland visit

Liberty good fit for Wildcat; ECU coach finally gets to visit Graceland
Memphis Commercial Appeal

 

January 4, 2009

UK football optimistic about future
Lexington Herald-Leader

Cats made history – and look to repeat it
Louisville Courier-Journal

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Wolfpack fumbles shot to beat Gators
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Tar Heels could use close call
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Canes stage comeback for victory
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Blue Devils, Hokies know drama

From the Charlotte Observer
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Brother, what a day for Currys
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49ers lose Dewhurst, then game
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Tempers flare in Bobcats' win
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Updated Panthers playoff scenarios
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ACC Football- A look ahead
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The Carolinas' Top 50 Prospects

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Five questions for USC in 2009
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Five questions for Clemson Tigers in 2009

From the Winston Salem Journal
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WFU downs BYU 94-87
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ASU assistant heading to Toledo

January 3, 2009

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Utes deserve a share of title
-Johnson helps Utes get last laugh
-Utes turn Tide on Bama line

Ole Miss romps over Texas Tech in Cotton Bowl
Houston Chronicle

From the Charlotte Observer
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Panthers get rest, wait on next foe
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Bobcats finish in the Redd vs. Bucks
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Charlotte's road toughens

From the Columbia (SC) State
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USC stuns No. 19 Baylor
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NFL's Ko Simpson arrested in Rock Hill

Season wrap-up- What lies ahead for Clemson, USC?
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

January 2, 2009

Best Tech team ever?
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Roanoke Times
-That's more like it- Hokies take Cincinnati in 2009 Orange Bowl
-At last, a season that feels complete
-Tech assistants land sizeable bonuses
-More to the Chancellor story
-Groh hires 2 offensive aides

Hokies end yearlong Orange Bowl hangover with 20-7 win
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Utah eyes sweet finish
B
oston Herald

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Utah feeling the effects of a Hawaii hangover
-WITH SUGAR ON TOP
-Utes look to get a jump on next season

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Shucks, Tigers stumble
-Swinney handles Gator loss with veteran approach
-Gamecocks New Year's toasted
-Munnerlyn, Norwood turning pro

Clemson comes up short in Gator Bowl
Anderson Independent

Tigers falter in second half, fall to Huskers in Gator Bowl
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Iowa adds to USC's late slide
Greenville (SC) News

‘08 leaves behind memories
 
I started the college football season in Charlotte...I ended the season back in Charlotte...
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Brind'Amour's struggles bugging him
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Tar Heels wear down Wolf Pack

Last fan sitting takes Wake Forest season tickets
Greensboro News-Record

From the Charlotte Observer
-Jake- Where does he stack up?
-Muhammad just keeps on rolling

January 1, 2009

RECRUITING- Sunday is decision day for state’s top prospect
Atlanta Journal Constitution

From the Birmingham News
-Auburn glad to see 2008 fade away
-Saban- Andre Smith's situation is not an NCAA matter
-Former Auburn football coach Terry Bowden taking reins at University of North Alabama

From the Houston Chronicle
-LSU crushes Georgia Tech in Chick-fil-A Bowl
-Kansas tops Minnesota 42-21 at Insight Bowl
-Vanderbilt beats BC to win first bowl since 1955

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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ACC's bowl record a bummer for league
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Pack needs help, and Smith delivers
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Heels keep on rolling
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Bigger Devils slow down Hounds
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Pack keeps winning without Yow
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Samsonov's two goals lead year-end win

December 31, 2008

Clemson wins 5th straight against USC, moves to 13-0
Spartanburg Herald Journal

Clemson wins fifth straight vs. USC
Columbia (SC) State

2008 Chick-fil-A Preview - LSU vs. GT
College Football News

Pack awaits Yow's return
Raleigh News & Observer

A little wake-up call
 
Wake Forest pulls away late to beat Radford 83-61
Winston Salem Journal

From the Charlotte Observer
-Jason Baker- Marino's new best friend?
-Panthers offense is hitting its stride
-Slow start dooms Bobcats to defeat against Knicks
-Day after bowl loss, Pack looks to future
 
Wilson's showing at QB, returning veterans, team's strong finish point to improvement.

USC draws VIPs to bowl practice
Greenville (SC) News

December 30, 2008

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Sprain, then Pack pain
 
After Wilson leaves with injury, State unravels in second half. A 17-6 lead vanishes amid turnovers, special teams errors and a few big plays by Rutgers.
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Evans happy with shot to lead
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Pack gets key stop against Loyola
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Hurricanes place Stanley Cup hero Kaberle on waivers
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Yow misses another game

From the Birmingham News
-Bowl a success thanks to Wolfpack, Knights fans
-Wilson's injury sidelines Pack
-Rutgers' Teel and Britt are lethal combo
-Andre Smith out of Sugar Bowl for improper dealings with an agent
-Malzahn brings `smash-mouth' style to Auburn

From the Charlotte Observer
-Wolfpack bows out in Papajohns.com Bowl
-Is Steve Smith the best Panther ever?
-Panthers' backs treading into NFL history books
-Davidson takes hit, but holds on to win

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Tigers climb in both national basketball polls
-Clemson combines work, fun in days before bowl

From the Anderson Independent
-Clemson, USC meet on the hardwood
-Search for defensive coordinator could take a new turn

Tech's Taylor comes of age
Roanoke Times

UNCG gets late shocker
Greensboro News-Record

December 29, 2008

From the Charlotte Observer
-Panthers avoid collapse, clinch No. 2 seed
-Panthers to host Saturday night game (Jan. 10)
-Playoff tickets on sale later this week
-Who the Panthers play in 2009

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Delhomme proud, relieved
-Besides the wins, teams little alike
 
Alabama and Utah are a study in opposites.

Dolphins, Falcons surprise teams
Winston Salem Journal (AP)

Skins Booted to .500
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
-Tattered Cowboys limp home while Eagles rise from ashes
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Injuries sideline two more Tech starters for Orange Bowl

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Star power doesn't hurt
 
N.C. State, Rutgers make for intriguing matchup in Papajohns.com Bowl
-Papajohns.com Bowl
-Oft-injured Hill shows leadership
-Tar Heels look ahead

From the Birmingham News
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N.C. State QB Russell Wilson gets through father's health scare, leads team into Papajohns.com Bowl
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Rutgers QB Mike Teel shines in second half of season, going into Papajohns.com Bowl
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PapaJohns.com Bowl Notebook
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Bowl players soak up history at Civil Rights Institute
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Malzahn should get warm welcome from Auburn football

2008 PapaJohns.com Preview - NC St vs. Rut. 
College Football News

From the Fayetteville Observer
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N.C. State's Irving making impression for bowl-bound Pack
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FSU teams move games in honor of Obama's inauguration

USC watching budget, even at a bowl game
Columbia (SC) State

From the Anderson Independent
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Swinney pleased with Tigers’ work in Jacksonville
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Tigers hope to slow Nebraska’s balanced, powerful offense

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Swinney preparing for big bang in first game as Clemson’s full-time coach

Seahawks show more fight in loss to Spiders
Wilmington Star-News

WVU refused to break
 
It's amazing sometimes how one or two plays can completely change the complexion of a football game.
Charleston (WV) Gazette

WVU wins bowl, men's basketball on same day for third time
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

 

January 4, 2009

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Amid shakeup, UCF taps Taaffe to lead offense
 
UCF Coach George O'Leary has made sweeping changes to his staff that could give the Knights some sorely-needed scoring punch.
-Knights muster win over Bearkats

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice loses offensive coordinator to Iowa State
-Rice zapped with 31-point loss at Richmond
-Mississippi State's 3-point shooting buries UH

Anderson's triple-double lifts Tigers over Lamar
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Hattiesburg American
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Tennis complex coming along
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UCF beats Lady Eagles for first time

Memphis game follows failed California trip
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Hurricane blows away RiverHawks
Tulsa World

Officials suspended for miscues in UTEP-Santa Clara game
El Paso Times

January 3, 2009

Rice offers Bailiff five-year contract extension
Houston Chronicle

Building a BCS buster is a tough chore for teams from conferences without an automatic bid
Orlando Sentinel

A test of faith
Tulsa World

Herd men fall to Toreros
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Green Wave's McQueen hoping for happy homecoming
New Orleans Times Picayune

January 2, 2009

Ball State offense to challenge TU
Tulsa World

Herd heads west for one
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Marshall forward finds role model on Herd roster
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Herd becomes night owls
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Houston Chronicle
-Future shining brightly for UH after bowl victory
-Rice's Casey considers entering NFL draft

UCF's matchup with Holy Cross Tuesday marks start of partnership with Bright House Sports Network
Orlando Sentinel

January 1, 2009

UH drops Air Force for first bowl win since 1980
Houston Chronicle

Sumlin has Houston Cougars on fast track to success
Ft Worth Star-Telegram

Graham gets 10-year deal
Tulsa World

SMU's McCoy scores 32 in win over A&M Corpus Christi
Dallas Morning News

Rotation down to 6 for unlucky Eagles
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

December 31, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-Rice Wins Texas Bowl Over Western Michigan, 38-14
-Collegiate Baseball Announces Preseason Honors
-Men's Basketball Notebook

From the Houston Chronicle
-Bowl woes leave UH with single goal today
-Rice routs Western Michigan 38-14 to win Texas Bowl
-Justice- Rice shows ideal program is possible
-Rice offense runs roughshod over W. Michigan
-Unheralded Owls defense delivers in finest hour
-Texas Bowl Notes- W. Michigan coach gets new deal
Owls earn place in school history
-Scenes from Reliant Stadium

2008 Armed Forces Preview - Houston vs. AF 
College Football News

McShay Previews the GMAC Bowl
ESPN

USM Coasts 
 
Southern Miss scored 14 unanswered points to start the second half and send the Golden Eagles on their way to arguably the biggest nonconference victory in coach Larry Eustachy's five-year tenure.
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Will new year bring a winner to Marshall?
Huntington Herald Dispatch

A quick look into the year ahead ...
New Orleans Times Picayune

Blazers let halftime lead slip away
Birmingham News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Anderson finds shot for University of Memphis
-Memphis vs. Northeastern

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF Knights ride Taylor to title with victory over Chicago State
-Former UCF coach Mike Kruczek's expertise is being wasted

From the Tulsa World
-Cougars slip past Hurricane
-TU Notebook

Stefon Jackson sets record in UTEP overtime loss
El Paso Times

December 30, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-Memphis Defeats Cincinnati, 60-45
-Tulane Uses Balanced Effort to Dispatch Grambling State, 72-37
-Culpepper Sets UTEP School Record For Three Pointers in Win Over James Madison

TIVO Alert: (Tues, Dec 30, 08:00 PM ET) NFL Network: Texas Bowl - Western Michigan Broncos vs. Rice Owls live from Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice seniors seek last hurrah at Texas Bowl
-Texas Bowl special for many at Rice
-Rice vs. Western Michigan- Five things to watch
-UH ready for second helping of Air Force
-ARMED FORCES BOWL

Tulane reportedly selects Stanard
 
Ohio University defensive line coach Steve Stanard will be Tulane's new defensive coordinator, sources close to the Green Wave program said Monday.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Davis makes return to Indiana
Birmingham News

Tigers take down Bearcats, 60-45
Memphis Commercial Appeal

SMU men suffer fourth straight loss
Dallas Morning News

Rebs, Eagles meet again
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Eagles look to continue hot streak
Hattiesburg American

Herd prepares for San Diego
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Despite injuries, Herd making its mark
Charleston (WV) Gazette

UCF's Taylor in for showdown with Chicago State's Holston in holiday tourney final
Orlando Sentinel

From the Tulsa World
-Apathy falling away at TU
 
"Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of Doug Wojcik's fiery press conference aimed at Tulsa's administration, fans and student band.

-TU recruits say they're staying put
 
Will a change in the University of Tulsa's football coaching staff scare off recruits? Shavodrick Beaver doesn't seem that worried about it, and he's arguably the highest-profile prospect in school history.

December 29, 2008

From conferenceusa.com
-Men's Basketball Weekend Recap
-Women's Basketball Weekend Roundup

From the Tulsa World
-Malzahn leaves TU for Auburn
-Hurricane shuffles staff after Malzahn's exit
-Graham has positive view of program

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-U of M works on taking charges
-Preview: Memphis vs. Cincinnati

Marshall finds its game late to win over Tennessee State
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd men beat Tennessee State
-Herd still too young for killer instinct

SMU men's basketball team begins four-game homestand
Dallas Morning News

Eagles look to continue hot streak
Hattiesburg American

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice juniors endured tough road to Texas Bowl
-UH lineman Bloesch set to play his last game

UCF vs. Penn basketball capsule preview
Orlando Sentinel

TULANE VS. GRAMBLING STATE
New Orleans Times Picayune

UTEP Miners to play James Madison
El Paso Times