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East Carolina


Conference USA

January 25, 2009

East Carolina corrals Mustangs

-Pirates Fend Off SMU, 80-74
-Lady Pirates Top UAB, 70-64

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU men rally past Mustangs in Dallas, 80-74
-Pirates honor Wolfpack coach
-Pirate women top UAB, even C-USA record

From the Washington Daily News
-Young, Morrow lead ECU over Mustangs
-Lady Pirates burn Blazers
-Yow will be greatly missed

Pirates prepare for Tigers with victory
Memphis Commercial Appeal

East Carolina holds off Southern Methodist 80-74
Jacksonville Daily News

East Carolina defeats SMU at Moody 80-74
SMU Mustangs

Mustangs come up a little short
Dallas Morning News

January 23-24, 2009

Myatt: View from the 'ville
ECU seeks to break roadkill role

-Pinkney Granted Sixth Year Of Eligibility
-Men's Hoops Prepares To Take On SMU
-Lady Pirates Set To Face UAB Saturday
-Priest Joins Pirate Tennis Coaching Staff

Pinkney granted 6th year
Fayetteville Observer

ECU hoops looks to rebound against Mustangs
Washington Daily News

From the Jacksonville Daily News
-Hinnant, Pirates head to SMU
Pinkney granted sixth year of eligibility

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU men look to break out of slump
-NCAA grants ECU's Pinkney another season
-Pirate women host C-USA rival Blazers
-Pirates tame Tigers

Men's Basketball- Hosts East Carolina On Saturday At 4 pm
SMU Mustangs

From the East Carolinian
-Pirates outpace Greyhounds; fall to George Washington
-Pirates look strong for 2009

East Carolina president argues for K-State job
Manhattan (KS) Mercury

January 22, 2009
Answer Your Cat's Question Day
Celebration of Life Day
Women's Healthy Weight Day
Saint Vincent's Feast Day
Anniversary - Roe vs Wade

Houston smacks Pirates

-Pirates Can't Contain Cougars
-Lady Pirates Host Memphis Thursday

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Pirates' struggles continue with loss to Houston
-ECU happy to be back at Minges

From the Washington Daily News
-ECU has dropped seven of last eight
-Making my ‘pitch’ for baseball to get here

UH men blow out East Carolina 85-67 at home
Houston Chronicle

Preview- UM women vs. East Carolina
Memphis Commercial Appeal

 RB Giovanni Ruffin, a 2007 Hickory graduate, has signed with East Carolina.
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Final Three for 3-star Florida DE
 Alex Williams a three-star defensive end prospect from Tallahassee said East Carolina coaches have been calling a lot lately. (subscript rq'd)

January 21, 2009
National Hugging Day

Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
Shaving times now, shaving bodies later

-Pirates Look To Snap Skid At Houston
-Pirate Softball Receives National Recognition

From the Washington Daily News
-ECU hoops- It is what it is
 Saturday night’s 88-67 loss to Conference USA foe UTEP left many of the 6,021 East Carolina fans in attendance scratching their heads as they walked out of Minges Coliseum, and for good reason.

-Pirates look to cage Cougars

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU's Hudson not going Cowboys' way
-Pirates ready for Texas swing
-Turnover bug bites ECU men

ECU takes to harsh C-USA trail
Kinston Free Press

Cougars Ready to Face East Carolina

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH returns home tonight with renewed optimism
-Cougar hoops- ECU in the house

Prolific scorer drives Archbishop McCarthy's hopes for state title
 Gratz said she turned down many schools, including Miami, and picked East Carolina because, when she got there, ''everything just felt right,'' she said.
Miami Herald

January 20, 2009
Aquarius Begins
Inauguration Day (US)

Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
Shakeup preceding road trip

Fitch rebuffs Gophers, plans to stay with Pirates
Greenville Daily Reflector

U offensive coordinator- The list of contenders ebbs and flows
Minneapolis Star Tribune

ECU Ice Hockey Splits Weekend Games

From the Washington Daily News
-ECU’s Wilson already hungry for next season
-Copper reflects on season

Cool Hand Sam
Kinston Free Press

Kansas State considering ECU leader
Fayetteville Observer (AP)

January 19, 2009
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (observed)
Tin Can Day
Birthday - General Robert E. Lee

Continuity key to ECU’s success

-Lady Pirates Edged At Marshall, 85-83
-Track And Field Improves At Penn State Open

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Herd edges Pirates in Huntington
-Pair of ECU coaches in running for other jobs

Tough Herd keeps punching in knockout of ECU
Huntington Herald Dispatch


January 25, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-'Kay was a treasure'
 Kay Yow, N.C. State University’s long-time women’s basketball coach and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, died after a second struggle with breast cancer. She was 66.

-A chronology of Kay Yow's life
-Reaction to Kay Yow's death
-Funeral arrangements for Kay Yow
-Devils dominate like a No. 1 team
-Bad stretch sends State to loss at BC

Kay Yow, longtime NC State coach, dies
 Yow played basketball in high school in Gibsonville, NC She went to East Carolina University, which had no women's basketball team

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Yow didn't intend to be a pioneer
-Appalachian State ends losing streak

Gamecocks' 26-5 run keys win against Misssissippi
Spartanburg Herald Journal

January 23-24, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-'Junk' defenses can be help, hurt
-Pack's Fells limping through senior season
-Whitney happy to stay home

Terps have had their share of success against Duke, but don't be surprised by anything today at Cameron
Durham Herald-Sun

Gamecocks look to prevent letdown after stunning win
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Charlotte Observer
-Bobcats take Suns, reach for the stars
-Panthers new QBs coach no stranger
-Bowl system ludicrous, and ACC is proof

Skid exposes Tigers' flaws
Columbia (SC) State

Slumping ASU needs a victory over WCU
Winston Salem Journal

Be There on Blue & Gold Day- Spartans, Davidson Wildcats to Tangle
 Next season, UNCG's home schedule includes non-conference games in the Coliseum with Princeton, N.C. State and East Carolina.

Michael Jordan's son earns scholarship at Illinois
Houston Chronicle

January 22, 2009

Defense doesn't deliver
 Wake Forest didn't defend its No. 1 ranking or much else in last night's 78-71 loss to Virginia Tech
Winston Salem Journal

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Heels streak to easy win
-Yow still in hospital
-Krzyzewski gets puckish

Tar Heels hammer Tigers
Anderson Independent

Vols Football staff well-versed in recruiting
The Daily Beacon

With trust come victories as Bobcats grow confident
Charlotte Observer

January 21, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Devils get second wind
-Notes- Krzyzewski praises Pack
-Heels want boost from bench
-Six to be inducted into N.C. sports hall

Clemson wants to write new script against nemesis Tar Heels
Anderson Independent

Clemson aims for first victory in Chapel Hill
Greenville (SC) News

Tigers face Heels as well as history
Columbia (SC) State

Deacons say they are wary of Hokies
Winston Salem Journal

Trgovac to remain as Panthers coordinator
Charlotte Observer

Tar Heel baseball team ranked 3rd in nation
Greensboro News-Record

January 20, 2009

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Wake Forest No. 1
 Gaudio says this team still has ways to go

-Wolfpack will face tough test on road

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-UNC-CH, NC State add offensive recruits
-Lowe looks for stability
-Q&A with Mike Krzyzewski
-Duke loving defense
-Poll numbers mean little in the long run
-Canes break losing streak

From the Charlotte Observer
-Bobcats had a shot against Spurs
-Panthers Analysis | Position-By-Position
-Speedway execs see trouble times ahead
-New team name won't change role for R. Petty

From the Greenville (SC) News
-Tigers hold national position despite loss
-Spurrier names Graham running backs coach

January 19, 2009

Tar Heels back on track just in time for Tigers’ visit
Anderson Independent

Time of change as basketball passes football at Clemson
Greenville (SC) News

From the Charlotte Observer
-New recruiting rule OK with ACC coaches
-Niners drop fifth straight
-New recruiting rule OK with ACC coaches

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Much the same, much very different for Maurice
-It's Steelers vs. Cards
-Cardinals rally after blowing lead
-From hardwood to software


January 25, 2009

Evans' strong second half gets Tigers past Vols
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Goode leaves MU men's basketball team
Charleston Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Goode leaves MU basketball team
-Departing coaches are no reason to panic -- yet

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF's Taylor should not be well-kept secret
-11 things that must happen for Orlando to get a 3rd bowl game

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Saving grace
-Filling vacancy must wait turn

Double disappointment- Tulsa storms past cold-shooting UTEP
El Paso Times

January 23-24, 2009

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Calipari, Pearl at it again as Tigers, Vols collide
-Preview: Memphis at Tennessee
-Memphis-Tennessee game still a measuring stick
-Tiger defensive back recruit confident of fitting in early

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH drops overtime decision to Arizona 94-90
-Rice men never close in blowout loss to UAB

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP, Tulsa to play in key C-USA game
-UTEP Miners finally return to their home court

TU seeks to rebound against UTEP
Tulsa World

From the Houston Chronicle
-Coleman goes from unknown to breakout UH star
-New Rice offensive coordinator brings experience

Kinnard fights shooting slump
Birmingham News

Cassity joins Marshall football staff
Charleston Daily Mail

Wise set to play despite sprain
Hattiesburg American

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Eagles battling Bama, Kentucky for prospects
-Southern Miss vs. Montana State Preview

From the Charleston Gazette
-Marshall hires Cassity to coach defensive backs
-Buzz continues over Humphrey's buzzer-beater

Herd hires experienced secondary coach
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

UCF's 7-game home football schedule includes UM
 The Knights will face East Carolina, Rice, Southern Miss and UAB on the road.
Orlando Sentinel

January 22, 2009

-Houston Rolls Past East Carolina on Wednesday
-Memphis Rolls Past Rice, 80-52
-Mustangs Edged at the Buzzer by Marshall, 53-50
-Southern Miss Falls at UCF, 73-61
-Balanced Effort, Puckett's 22 Points Helps Tulane Knock off Tulsa in Overtime, 76-75
-Blazers Hold Off Miners, 78-73

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Humphrey hits 75-foot heave, Herd wins
-Humphrey's shot makes history for the Herd
-Morrison leaves, takes job at BGSU

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Herd at the buzzer!
-Anatomy of a magic Marshall moment

Humphrey's 75-foot shot lifts Herd over SMU
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Dallas Morning News
-SMU men lose after 75-foot buzzer-beater
-Several new players join SMU football team

From the Houston Chronicle
-Ex-Purdue assistant to direct Rice offense
-Memphis rolls over Rice 80-52 for 9th consecutive win

Memphis Tigers put away Rice, 80-52, await Tennessee
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Knights keep building momentum in C-USA with win over Southern Miss
Orlando Sentinel

UCF's Taylor trims USM's sails with 31 points
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Howard Crawford hits for career-high in UAB win over UTEP
Birmingham News

UTEP Miners drop 2nd game of road trip
El Paso Times

Wave's defense leads to OT win over Tulsa
New Orleans Times Picayune

TU falls to Tulane, 76-75 in OT
Tulsa World

January 21, 2009

-Men's Basketball Notebook
-Golden Eagles Seeks to Continue Streak at UCF
-Tulane Men's Hoops Look to Get Back into Win Column this Wednesday against Tulsa
-UAB Returns To League Action Against UTEP On Wednesday Night
-Miners Face Tough Road Test at UAB
-Memphis Basketball Notes
-Houston Appears at No. 13 in NFCA Preseason Poll
-Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week
-C-USA Tennis Players of the Week

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd, Lutz hope to break slump
-Landon- Veterans struggling, so MU goes to freshmen

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-MU needs to focus vs. SMU
-Linebacker, defensive tackle commit to Herd
-Recruiting buzz of '04 fizzled for Herd

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-After big win, Eagles ripe for letdown
-Memphis keeps firm grip
-Bench giving Eagles a boost

Blazer Notes
Birmingham News

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Cousins yanks UAB hoops commitment, hints Coach Mike Davis' job is in jeopardy
-Walk-on Taylor Young works his way into UCF's starting lineup

Tigers focusing on beating Rice first, then getting ready for Tennessee
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Tulsa World
-C-USA Insider
-Getting coordinated
-Rebounding, defense key to Tulsa's winning ways

Miners set to play road game at UAB
El Paso Times

Green Wave's Louisme is up for the challenge
New Orleans Times Picayune

2009 Early Conference USA Lookaheads
 Taking an early look ahead at each C-USA team, what needs working on, and why to be excited.
College Football News

Owls football- Culture change
Houston Chronicle

January 20, 2009

Toney, Crawford spark rout of Cajuns
Birmingham News

TU football adds Clemson assistant to defense staff
Tulsa World

West leaves Tigers to become Tulsa’s co-defensive coordinator
Anderson Independent

Tigers win way into polls; Garcia rejoins practices, not yet cleared to play
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd's tough Handy
 Marshall guard Chantelle Handy wasn't feeling well enough last week to get excited about a women's basketball rematch with East Carolina.

-What's wrong with the Herd?
-Recruiting brings out the worst in coaches
 An ethical question involving college football recruiting has arisen.

From the El Paso Times
-Three players join UTEP football team after meeting academic requirements
-Speedy receiver switches oral commitment from UTEP to Texas Tech

Blogs From the Houston Chronicle
-Cougar hoops- Opportunity stretch
-Owls confident in pursuing 5A, 4A football recruits

Blogs From the Orlando Sentinel
-Bowl for a Cure organizers start Facebook group to promote proposed game to be played on UCF campus
-Jermaine Taylor says he is fine after suffering minor groin injury

January 19, 2009

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Marshall looks for answers
-New recruits commit to Herd

-Men's Basketball Players of the Week
-Men's Basketball Weekend Recap
-Women's Basketball Weekly Award Winners

U of M rules C-USA, but there are warning signs
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Lawrence County RB Hardy picks USM
Jackson Clarion Ledger

UTEP Miners women's basketball team gets crucial road win at Tulane
El Paso Times