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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

January 18, 2009
Pooh Day
World Religion Day
Anniversary - Lewis & Clark Expedition Commission

Miners neutralize East Carolina
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
-ECU Falls to UTEP
-Lady Pirates To Meet Marshall Sunday
-Women's Swimming Defeats UMBC

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Miners too much for ECU men
-Pirate women get back to basics
-Hudson a possible finalist for Oklahoma State job
-Booth's leadership invaluable for Rampants
-University preparing for state budget cuts
 
 East Carolina University is preparing for what may be a lean couple of years

Hudson has praise for Pirates' Fitch
Minneapolis Star Tribune

From the Washington Daily News
-Red-hot Culpepper scorches East Carolina
-Copper a step away from first Super Bowl

Second-half run comes up short for Pirates
Kinston Free Press

Miners lead entire game in win at East Carolina
El Paso Times

Herd looks to avenge earlier loss to ECU
Huntington Herald Dispatch

NFL scouts want to take a look at Tate
 
 ECU will send Khalif Mitchell (DT) and Davon Drew (TE). It was just a year ago that Pirates running back Chris Johnson dazzled the scouts with his speed
Charlotte Observer

2 from Archbishop McCarthy to play college soccer
 
 ''East Carolina is a great school, in a super location and has fantastic coaching,'' said Gratz, who also will compete in track.
Miami Herald

January 17, 2009
Kid Inventor's Day
St. Anthony's Day (Christian)
Anniversary - PGA of America
Birthday - Benjamin Franklin (statesman)

Men's Hoops Returns Home To Face UTEP
 
 East Carolina will look to record its fourth consecutive Conference USA victory at home Saturday night when it welcomes UTEP to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates face tough task against Miners
-ECU football recruiting class continues to grow
-Kansas State eyes ECU head
-Former ECU recruit arrested again
-Logan leaves BC job

Miners Start Two-Game Road Swing at East Carolina
utepathletics.com

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP Miner men to play at East Carolina
-UTEP Notes- Stefon Jackson has come up big against ECU

ECU's Joyner still a question mark
 
 Forward could play today or miss rest of season
New Bern Sun Journal

Minnesota Gophers will interview East Carolina's Todd Fitch
Pioneer Press

Copper practicing as if he’ll play
Washington Daily News

SECOND KSU PRESIDENTIAL FINALIST TO VISIT CAMPUS
Kansas State Collegian

January 16, 2009
Appreciate a Dragon Day
Religious Freedom Day
Lee-Jackson Day (Virginia)

Brock Young Named To Cousy Award Watch List
 
 East Carolina sophomore nominated for nation's top point guard award
ecupirates.com

ECU’s Young named to the Cousy Award Watch List
Washington Daily News

Pirates use week to heal
 
 McCarthy has mixed feelings on time off
Kinston Free Press

ECU dance team heads to national competition
Greenville Daily Reflector

ECU Ice Hockey in Action This Weekend
wnct.com

Ice hockey remains unbeaten against Seahawks
The East Carolinian

Titans season in review
Nashville Tennessean

EMU Head Football Coach Ron English Announces Staff
 
 TIM CARTER joins the EMU staff after spending the previous three seasons as a graduate assistant football coach at East Carolina University
ecupirates.com

January 15, 2009
Get to Know Your Customer Day
Humanitarian Day
Women in Blue Jeans Days
Birthday - Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday (actual)

Myatt: View from the 'ville
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Young the nation's best in assists

Bo
nesville.net

ECU Softball Picked Second In Preseason Poll
ecupirates.com

ADs at NCAA convention bemoan teams' travel costs
SportingNews.com (AP)

Utah tops the final non-BCS power rankings
ESPN.com

January 14, 2009
Dress Up Your Pet Day

From ecupirates.com
-ECU Tabbed No. 27 By NCBWA
-McCarthy To Be Featured Speaker Along With Bob Knight At Ft. Walton Beach Clinic
-ECU Announces Annual Meet the Pirates
-Football Team Closes 2008 Season With Banquet

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Young dishing it out
 
Pirate guard shines despite rough moments on, off court

-Recruiting winds down for ECU football program
 
The East Carolina Pirates didn't have any surprises — pleasant or unpleasant — during their big football recruiting weekend.

-ECU Notes- McCarthy to speak at coaching clinic

From the Fayetteville Observer
-ECU lands Adrian Peterson look-alike
-Austin, Bowman among Hall honorees
 
The Fayetteville Sports Club announced Tuesday that former Reid Ross and East Carolina football standout Reggie Pinkney  will join its Hall of Fame as the Class of 2009.

ECU leaves Memphis with the blues
The East Carolinian

January 13, 2009

From Bonesville.net
-Batten: Football Recruiting Report
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Speedy power back enlists with Pirates
-Bailey
: From the Anchor Desk
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C-USA schedule a long, hard journey

From ecupirates.com
-Skip Holtz Addresses Pirate Nation
 
Holtz: Focus Remains On Recruiting, Continued Growth of ECU Program

-Rushing Resigns As ECU Volleyball Coach
-Keller Named NSCAA Academic All-America

Holtz says he's staying
Greenville Daily Reflector

Holtz denies BC rumors
Washington Daily News

Surgery ends center's bid to play in Pro Bowl
 
Running back Chris Johnson, the lone rookie selected to the Pro Bowl, suffered a high ankle sprain during Saturday's playoff loss to the Ravens and might not be able to play.

The Tennessean

January 12, 2009
National Clean Off Your Desk Day
Organize Your Home Day
Birthday - Howard Stern (radio/tv personality)
Anniversary - First Woman Senator Elected
Anniversary - Batman TV Show Premier

From Bonesville.net
-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 370
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App State presents no win scenario

-BVL: Updated Football Recruiting Thumbnails

A Message From Terry Holland
 
East Carolina AD Issues Statement Regarding Coaching Contact

ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Holland- No university has asked to speak with Holtz
-Former grappler Sherman tackles fiction writing
-Around Campus: The 'heart' of a new facility
-Around Campus: ECU appoints '92 grad to leadership position

College football- Early top 25 for 2009
Spartanburg Herald-Journall

 

January 18, 2009

The Last Ones Standing
 
 The second-ranked Deacons sailed through a raging storm to reach uncharted waters, beating the previously undefeated Clemson Tigers 78-68
Winston Salem Journal

Deacs take war of unbeatens
Greensboro News-Record

Frigid Saturday inside the gym too much for Tigers to overcome
Anderson Independent

Clemson’s aim is high, but off
Columbia (SC) State

Phantom technical helps Duke top Georgetown
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack comes back
-Heels rout Miami
-Devils score one for the ACC
-Canes lose again
-ACC ranks high in football recruiting

Gamecocks' rally comes up short against Volunteers
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

AFC rivals on collision course
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Charlotte Observer
-Peppers' wish puts Panthers in quandary
-New Bobcat veterans come up big in OT win

NCAA president Brand has pancreatic cancer
Durham Herald-Sun

January 17, 2009

Top-10 teams Clemson, Wake Forest set to face off
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Battle of the ACC Unbeatens- Clemson stands in the way of Wake Forest's bid to make school history by going 16-0
Winston Salem Journal

From the Anderson Independent
-Crowds are great, but winning is even better
-Tigers hungry for respect

Steve Logan, Boston College go separate ways
Boston
Herald

Logan steps down
Boston Globe

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Officials lobby ACC's strength
-Pack needs big game from big men
-McClinton will test Tar Heels
-Devils face motion offense again

Q&A with ESPN'S Erin Andrews
Fayetteville Observer

From the Charlotte Observer
-Best league- ACC or Big East?
-Peppers wants out
-Peppers' wish to go leaves Panthers with critical decision
-Trade a step in Bobcats' overhaul

January 16, 2009

Booker raises his game to new heights for unbeaten Clemson
 
 Booker is just a warrior," said East Carolina coach Mack McCarthy. "I'd love to have him on any team I coached, anywhere, ever."
USA Today

From the Anderson Independent
-High-flying Wake Forest has Clemson's full attention
-Spiller will return to Clemson

Is Wake Forest the best team in the country?
ESPN

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Guard problems frustrate Pack
-Heels get it right
-NCAA to allow seventh-graders as 'prospects'
-Hurricanes let another one slip away
-Look high to see reason for Hurricanes' troubles

January 15, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Sexton to leave UNC-CH program
-Column irks many fans
 
 It's rare in this business that a column can leave both sides in a single game offended.

Duke withstands Yellow Jackets' run
Durham Herald Sun

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Wake takes care of business
-Triad comes to NASCAR fan’s aid

BC's hire seems overdue
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Winthrop men's basketball team struggles on both ends of the floor
Rock Hill Herald

Heisman winner Bradford staying at Oklahoma
Houston Chronicle

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Gillespie leaves USC for Oklahoma State
-Presbyterian chooses Nichols

January 14, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack goes cold as Noles surge
-Green- Heels must be hungry
-Canes drop third straight
-Smoltz finalizes Red Sox deal; Braves get Lowe

BC Eagles name longtime assistant Spaziani as football coach
Boston Globe

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacs to face another tough task
-Surging Duke to hit road tonight
-College-Football Notebook- Five Mountaineers to have arthroscopies

From the Charlotte Observer
-Felton's last-second jumper beats Pistons 80-78
-Say no, Bobcats- Felton's too good to swap for Diop
-Panthers' Smith donates $25,000 to Harding band
-Bad Jake or Good Jake- You decide
-Davidson tops Appalachian State
-Wake Forest is a secret no longer

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Clemson baseball ranked No. 26
-Spiller mulls future, collects more awards

Spurrier hopes new blood revitalizes the offense
Columbia (SC) State

UNCW hoops leaders beginning to emerge
Wilmington Star-News

Texas Tech receiver Crabtree headed to NFL
Houston Chronicle

January 13, 2009

BC has 'nothing to report' on a football coach
Boston Globe

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Wolfpack adds two defensive linemen
-Odom breaks down the Deacons' win
-Time for work, not for panic for Tar Heels

From the Charlotte Observer
-Felton ignores trade talk, focuses on ball
-Over final seven games, Panthers defense faltered
-Feeling sick over the Panthers- The doctor is in

Who will win the Super Bowl?
Fayetteville Observer

Tigers crack national top 10 ahead of huge showdown with Wake
Anderson Independent

Spurrier hires Ward to be defensive coordinator
Greenville (SC) News

Swinney fills out his staff, hands offense off to Napier
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Wake Forest climbs to No. 2 in AP's poll
-Former Wake coach replaces Colts' Dungy

January 12, 2009

DeFilippo moves closer to decision
 
While Skip Holtz's name also was thought to be on BC's list of potential candidates, East Carolina athletic director Terry Holland said Sunday night that no one had asked permission to talk to any of his head coaches, which would seem to knock Holtz from consideration.

Boston Globe

Gene DeFilippo continues search at Boston College
 
East Carolina coach Skip Holtz was believed to be a candidate as well, but Pirates athletic director Terry Holland, in a statement released by his office last night, denied any contact has been made.

Boston Herald

Teague provides spark
 
Scores 34 for Deacs in 92-89 win over Heels
Winston Salem Journal

Wake Forest might be best team in ACC
Greensboro News-Record

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Deacons handle Heels
-Soft Heels must toughen up
-Monday debate- Canes Tough enough?

Beecher, Smelley decisions leave a mark on Spurrier's program
Greenville (SC) News

From the Columbia (SC) State
-USC turns to Harvard for assistant
-Tebow’s return ensures Gators carry colossal bull’s-eye in '09

From the Charlotte Observer
-Smith- Tough loss doesn't erase season
-Fowler- Un-Super ending sideswiped us
-Peppers' future with Panthers undetermined
-Team's front office has long to-do list
-Steelers beat Chargers 35-24, meet Ravens again
-Sources- Bobcats talking trade with Mavs

 

January 18, 2009

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Freshman guard Evans' 24 points push Tigers past UAB
-Construction on Liberty Bowl upgrade to be done by Tigers' fall opener
-Tigers' Willie Kemp latest good chapter in really great story

Memphis pulls away from UAB in second half
 
 Blazers can't overcome foul trouble, going cold
Birmingham News

Eagles outlast Cougars
Hattiesburg American

Eagles send out message
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Houston Chronicle
-Strong second half leads UCF past Rice 77-52
-Houston takes 83-76 road loss to Southern Miss

Knights rally past Owls to snap losing skid
Orlando Sentinel

SMU men defeat Tulane
Dallas Morning News

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Marshall goes cold at Tulsa
-Expectations for Marshall basketball team were unrealistic

From the Tulsa World
-TU routs Marshall
-Win over Marshall is one for TU to build on
-Locally grown
 
 A strong in-state effort is helping the University of Tulsa assemble what head coach Todd Graham considers a bumper recruiting crop.

January 17, 2009

Men's Basketball Notebook
conferenceusa.com

UAB Blazers hope to snap Memphis Tigers' 45-game winning streak
Birmingham News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers play UAB for recruit
-Preview: Tigers-UAB

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Surprising Cougars will test Eagles' defense
-Leverette seen as promising talent at LB

Eagles welcome Houston
Hattiesburg American

High-scoring Cougars present big challenge
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Freshmen may start against Tulsa
-Academics drew Pickett to Marshall
-Prospects to visit MU this weekend

Herd visits Tulsa at bad time
Charleston Gazette

Herd needs Wilkerson to step up, stay on floor
Charleston
Daily Mail

Jordan: TU's Mr. Consistency
Tulsa World

SMU men's basketball team to face Tulane tonight
Dallas Morning News

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Green Wave seeks rare road win vs. Mustangs
-TULANE VS. SOUTHERN METHODIST

Philadelphia Eagles coaches have ties to UTEP
El Paso Times

From the Orlando Sentinel
-New UCF offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe looks to give Knights confidence
-UCF releases information about seven new scholarship football players who enrolled this month

January 16, 2009

UTEP Miners to embark on week-long road trip
 
 UTEP plays at East Carolina on Saturday night and then at UAB next Wednesday.
El Paso Times

This might be Callaway's best recruiting class
Bi
rmingham News

Beasley plays through illness
Hattiesburg American

Leverette seen as promising talent at LB
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

SMU's men's basketball team has seen the rise of Fall
Dallas Morning News

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Prospects to visit Marshall this weekend
-Freshmen embrace Classic experience

Tigers hoping to build current success into championships with solid recruiting
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Hurricane regroups after loss to Tigers
Tulsa World

January 15, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-Houston Tops C-USA Preseason Softball Coaches' Poll
-Houston Tops UTEP in Shootout, 94-86
-Southern Miss Tops Tulane, 61-54
-Fast Start Leads to 69-57 Rice Win
-Herd Men Fall to West Virginia, 87-76

From the Orlando Sentinel
-A 3rd bowl game in Orlando? Cancer groups eye game at UCF
-A few more details about the upstart Bowl for the Cure

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd falters down stretch in loss to WVU
-Basketball's loss to WVU every bit as bad as football
-Free throw shooting comes at high price for Herd
-Despite loss, Herd fans supportive

From the Charleston Daily Mail
-Pace slows as Mountaineer men defeat Marshall
-Herd sharpshooter trying to find confidence
-It was another messy Classic

From the Houston Chronicle
-Coleman scores 24 as UH tops UTEP 94-86
-Rice ends C-USA losing skid with win over SMU

Houston Cougars outlast UTEP Miners
El Paso Times

From the Dallas Morning News
-Men's basketball- Rice 69, SMU 57
-Lincoln cornerback commits to SMU

USM sails past Tulane in C-USA
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Hattiesburg American
-Eagles' sixth man filling voids
-Latest USM commit brings size, smarts

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Cold Green Wave has no shot to win
-'Uninspired' Tulane falters

TU-Memphis: The aftermath
Tulsa World

January 14, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-Anderson's Buzzer-Beater Sends Memphis Past Tulsa, 55-54
-UAB Rallies Past UCF, 60-52
-UCF-UAB Postgame Notes
-Southern Miss Opens Road Conference Schedule at Tulane
-UTEP Hosts Houston in Key Early-Season C-USA Matchup

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers' Anderson beats buzzer, Tulsa
-In the news: Clay Millican to run full season
-U of M replay: Tigers 55, Tulsa 54

From the Tulsa World
-Oh, so close
-TU shocked by Memphis on last-second layup
-'Maryland' play seals deal game
-Tulsa Notebook
-Great Hurricane game breeds less than great fan response

UAB rallies to avoid 0-2 C-USA start
Bi
rmingham News

Knights crumble in final minutes as Blazers rally
Orlando Sentinel

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Postseason scramble is on
 
When Conference USA coaches met in Memphis for media day prior to the season, the idea was that possibly four or five teams could get into the postseason.

-McCauley fills bill as defender

USM must rev up for Tulane battle after days off
Bi
loxi Sun Herald

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-TULANE VS. SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
-Wave courting students' support for games

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-MU, WVU face off tonight
-Truck stops will make good practice for Herd

From the Charleston Gazette
-MU in right place, but maybe at wrong time
-Lessons learned for the Herd?

From the Charleston Daily Mail
-Herd's Williams wants Capital Classic victory
-Marshall to face Ohio at Charleston Civic Center next season

Huggins not taking Thundering Herd lightly
Martinsburg (WV) Journal

From the Dallas Morning News
-SMU men's team seeks first road victory
-SMU picks up transfer quarterback

UTEP Miners face Houston in C-USA homeopener
El Paso Times

Owls football- recruiting rankings and bowl ratings
Houston Chronicle

January 13, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-Jan. 13 Men's Basketball Notebook
-Southern Miss Extends Contract of Football Coach Larry Fedora Through 2012
-UAB Opens Home Portion Of C-USA Slate Tuesday Night Against UCF
-UTEP Hosts Houston in Key Early-Season C-USA Matchup
-Owls Back on Campus for C-USA Play
-SMU Basketball At Rice On CBS College Sports - Wednesday At 7 p.m.
-Women's Basketball Notebook & Statistics

USM's Fedora receives contract extension
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

USM adds another year for Fedora
Bi
loxi Sun Herald

UAB head coach Mike Davis upset with team's lack of offense
Birmingham News

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF looks to stay angry in order to find joy
-Tuesday's game- UCF at UAB
-UCF adds DL commitments from Dr. Phillips, East Ridge

Herd people 'made this feel like home,' Chadwick says
Charleston Gazette

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Humphrey injects bravery into Herd
-Williams is MU's lone West Virginian

Herd's Nelson appreciates Capital Classic
Charleston
Daily Mail

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tulsa center Jordan could be test for Tigers
-Preview: Memphis vs. Tulsa

From the Tulsa World
-Hurricane aims to end Memphis' win streak
-TU discusses Memphis, Jordan honored

Green Wave adds 2 players
New Orleans Times Picayune

UTEP Miners visit Fort Bliss- Players thank troops for their support
El Paso Times

January 12, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-Men's Basketball Weekend Recap
-Conference USA `Let's SAAC Hunger' Program Collects 15Tons

Closing out UCF bodes well for rest of Tigers' season
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd carries momentum into Capital Classic
-Ballplayers heed call of Marshall's Waggoner

From the Charleston Daily Mail
-Herd still looking for five who fit
-Questions remain about Herd's 3-point defense

Setting the stage for the Classic
Charleston Gazette

WVU hopes to rebound vs. Marshall
Times-West Virginian

GRADING THE BLAZERS
Birmingham News

From the Tulsa World
-Three questions with Ray Reese
-Relationships are vital in recruiting