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Carolinas/Region

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February 1, 2009
Freedom Day
Hula in the Coola Day
Robinson Crusoe Day
Super Bowl XLIII

BVL: Pirates misfire against Owls
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Rally Falls Short Against The Owls
-Lady Pirates Drop Close Contest At USM
-Swimming and Diving Teams Sweep UNCW

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-ECU left steaming by Rice
-ECU's Drew catches TD in all-star game
-Terry nets 19 in road C-USA loss

From the Washington Daily News
-Lady Pirates fall on road
-Perka leads Owls past Pirates

Owls Hold Off Pirates, 76-70
riceowls.com

Rice avoids late collapse in win over East Carolina
Houston Chronicle

Lady Eagles win one wearing pink
Hattiesburg American

National team takes down Texas
SI.com

View ECU's recruiting budget (PDF)
Raleigh News & Observer

Catching Up with David Mackall
SuperPrep.com

January 31, 2009
Inspire Your Heart with the Arts Day
National Seed Swap Day

From Bonesville.net
BVL Audio: Billy Godwin Preseason Comments
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Krispy Kreme Remote)

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Ready To Face Rice In Houston
-Baseball Single Game Tickets On-Sale
-Three Pirates Set To Play In Texas-Nation Game
-Lady Pirates To Face Southern Miss

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Texas two-step for Pirates
-Experienced Pirates ready to hit diamond
-Pirates smack alumni
-Around Campus: 13 escape from fraternity fire
 
Neighbor spots fire, helps students

Owls Clash With Pirates Saturday at 1 p.m. CT
riceowls.com

From the Washington Daily News
-Pirates look to cook Rice
-ECU baseball team ready to shine on diamond

From the Kinston Free Press
-Pirates visit Rice seeking more road success
-Pirates ready to take to diamond

January 30, 2009
Inane Answering Machine Message Day
Fun at Work Day
Birthday - Franklin Delano Roosevelt (32nd President)

Myatt: View from the 'ville
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ECU a destination, not a stepping stone

Bonesville.net

Lady Pirates Fall At UCF
ecupirates.com

Heritage TE commits to East Carolina over SEC school
Atlanta Journal Constitution

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-UCF drops Pirates in Orlando
-ECU hopes to add 3rd TE to class
-Abrams starting to make presence felt for Pirates
-Around Campus: Ballard withdraws name from K-State search
-Around Town: Retail mainstay Globe Hardware is on its final spin

From the Washington Daily News
-Knights overthrow Lady Pirates
-Around Campus: Ballard rejects KSU

Women's basketball closes out ECU, moves to 5-2 in Conference C-USA
Central Florida Future

UCF women's hoops beats East Carolina, improves to 5-2 in C-USA
Orlando Sentinel (Blog)

Notes from Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Challenge
 
Stanley Bryant, RT, East Carolina. He is getting out of his stance more quickly now and using hand punch immediately against defensive lineman
SportingNews.com

Ballard withdraws from presidential pool
Kansas State Collegian

Former Hylton standout makes impact at East Carolina
Inside NoVA

Rice basketball squad stuck at one conference victory
 
The team begins a critical portion of their schedule tomorrow at Autry Court against East Carolina University, which comes into the game 2-6 in C-USA

The Rice Thresher

Witness- "Oh my gosh, it was a body"
 
East Carolina University woman's soccer coach was staying with his team at the hotel for a tournament and heard a sound that was probably a dropped water bottle hitting the atrium roof.

Orlando Sentinel (
Homicide Report)

January 29, 2009
Freethinker's Day
Thomas Paine Day
Birthday - President William McKinley (25th President)

From Bonesville.net
-Mumau: Hoops Recruiting Report
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Asheville hoops star working for the future

-Memphis keeps rolling along
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Mark Johnson)

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Edged By No. 18 Tigers
-Lady Pirates To Battle UCF Thursday Night
-ECU Tabbed Second In C-USA Preseason Poll
-ECU To Host 2010 Women's Golf Regional

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
-Tigers trounce ECU
-Lady Pirates hope to take their act on the road

Pirates no match for No. 18 Tigers
Washington Daily News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Memphis Tigers roll over East Carolina, 85-64
-Replay- Tigers 85, East Carolina 64

No. 18 Memphis buries Pirates
Kinston Free Press

Tigers too much for Pirates
Raleigh News & Observer (AP)

January 28, 2009
Anniversary - Challenger Space Shuttle Explosion

BVL Audio: John Calipari on the ECU-Memphis game
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Set To Tangle With Memphis' Tigers
-Pirates Receive Votes In Second Preseason Poll
-ECU Announces 2009 Walk For Women

No. 18 Tigers come to town
Greenville Daily Reflector

ECU to host Conference USA king Memphis
Washington Daily News

Pirates brace for C-USA juggernaut
Jacksonville Daily News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers learning lesson of patience
-Preview: (18) Memphis at East Carolina

Memphis Basketball Notes
gotigersgo.com

Memphis at East Carolina Spread, Odds, Trends & Matchup
The Spread

IU, ECU, and Stanford awarded 2010 women's golf regionals
Louisville Courier-Journal

NC QB Likes USC, CU
Spartanburg Herald Journal

Lady Pirates bring high-octane offense
Central Florida Future

January 27, 2009
Mozart Day
National Speak Up and Succeed Day
Thomas Crapper Day
Birthday - Amadeus Wolfgang Mozart (composer)
Anniversary - Auschwitz Liberated

Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Big challenge means big opportunity

Bonesville.net

Best Named C-USA Rookie-Of-The-Week
ecupirates.com

Morrow makes most of his 3rd collegiate start
Greenville Daily Reflector

Heritage TE Justin Jones ponders East Carolina offer
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sharp-shooting Pirates sink Mustangs
smudailycampus.com

January 26, 2009
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
Chinese New Year
Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement

From Bonesville.net
-Batten: Football Recruiting Report
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4.4 'glider' ready for offense or defense
-BVL: Football Recruiting Thumbnails
-O'Brien
: Pirate Notebook No. 372
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McCarthy facing imposing tasks

Paisley back after surgery
Greenville Daily Reflector

Around Campus: Journal honors East Carolina University professor
Fayetteville Observer (AP)

Living the hard life of "The Wrestler"
Charlotte Observer

 

February 1, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Psycho T back to form
-Wolfpack's growl worse than its bite
-Colleges turning to recruiting services
-The top 10 uncommitted recruits
-View ECU's recruiting budget (PDF)
-View UNC-CH's recruiting budget (XLS)
-View South Carolina's recruiting budget (XLS)
-View N.C. State's recruiting budget (XLS)
-View Clemson's recruiting budget (XLS)

Success of in-state programs keeping prospects closer to home
Fayetteville Observer

Yellow Jackets topple Deacons 76-74
Winston Salem Journal

South Carolina stuns No. 24 Kentucky in last-seconds thriller
Greenville (SC) News

Lockdown- Study links success to instate recruiting
Columbia (SC) State

Duke gets another test from rested foe
Durham Herald-Sun

Tigers silence Hokies with late comeback win
Anderson Independent

Sneak peak at Super Bowl ads
Greensboro News-Record

From USA Today
-Nerves tested on eve of Super kickoff
-PLAYMAKERS-  The studs who could make Super difference
-MATCHUPS INTERACTIVE-  Which team has the advantage?
-Cardinals gone from guilty pleasure to legit contender
-THE CASE FOR THE CARDS-  Why they'll win
-Harrison latest in line of linebacker stars in Pittsburgh
-THE CASE FOR THE STEELERS-  Why they'll win
-Super atmosphere subdued by sagging economy
-Marketers face pressure to deliver with Super Bowl ads

From the Charlotte Observer
-Fitzgerald soars into spotlight
-Cold Curry, Davidson escape Samford
-49ers rout Winthrop in new rivalry

USC, Clemson will begin baseball practice Sunday
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

January 31, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Yow's funeral draws many friends, family
-Yow was selfless, optimistic and irrepressible
-Lowe looks to renew success against rivals
-Is something amiss with Hansbrough's game?

From the Winston Salem Journal
-GRUMBLING- Lowe might need a red flak jacket
-Gaudio says to put Duke win in the past

From the Columbia (SC) State
-High school coaches tread fine line in recruiting
-USC closing in on top 10 recruiting class
-Horn makes his Kentucky homecoming
-Clemson, Leggett ready for bounce back

Curry's visit expected to pack the house at Samford
Birmingham News

Interactive- The Cardinals' and Steelers' signature plays
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

January 30, 2009

Buccaneers put offense in Jeff Jagodzinski’s hands
Boston Herald

Chants have talent on the diamond
Myrtle Beach Sun News

Falcon pair picks UNCP
Fayetteville Observer

Bowden will coach a 34th year at Florida State
Houston Chronicle

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Grieving Pack falls short in rally
-Late-game heroics give ACC boost
-Willie Parker wouldn't have it any other way
-Canes overpower Tampa Bay

From the Charlotte Observer
-Davidson's Curry hits 75-foot shot
-Bobcats' modest payroll is balanced
-Franchise tag pricey for Peppers

From the Winston Salem Journal
-ASU rally falls short
-Deacs showed impressive balance

Auburn fixed sights on Emory Blake
 
The son of former ECU QB Jeff Blake isn't expected to make an announcement until Signing Day on Wednesday.
Times Daily (AL)

Clemson athletes fare well in classroom
Greenville (SC) News

January 29, 2009

Finding redemption
 
Wake Forest snaps back from its first loss, beating Duke
Winston Salem Journal

Johnson strikes blow as Deacs take another home win over Duke
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-No. 1 Devils fall to Deacs
-Lawson saves Heels with 3-pointer
-Wolfpack friends, family celebrate Yow's memory

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Johnson's late bucket lifts Wake Forest
-Curse of No. 1 finds its way to Joel again
-One last pep rally for Kay Yow

From the Charlotte Observer
-Wallace injury leaves Bobcats shorthanded
-UNC Charlotte announces 2-tiered Football seat license plan
-NCHSAA's Adams thinking retirement

Archie and the gang help USC ace Vandy
Columbia (SC) State

Tomlin's all about faith, football
Hampton Roads Daily Press

January 28, 2009

Recruiting- In-state teams seem to have secured players
 
East Carolina (18) will probably add one or two more on signing day, but nothing Earth shattering is expected.
Fayetteville Observer

All-Met Kicker Chooses Virginia Tech
 
 East Carolina - which has an available scholarship designated for a kicker - has shown interest
Washington Post

BC assistant coach Don Yanowsky resigns
 
 Yanowsky, who was an assistant under Logan at East Carolina in 2006, resigned Tuesday to pursue other career opportunities.
Boston Herald

From the Greensboro News-Record
-Deacs to try to dethrone current No. 1 Duke
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Gibsonville shares memories of Yow

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Mays' 3 gives Pack OT win
-Team tries to bear loss of Yow
-Point guards are crucial
-Duke, Wake offer contrast in styles
-Canes kill penalties but can't stop Rangers

Familiar Place- Duke is used to being No. 1
Winston Salem Journal

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Home court reigns supreme in Duke-Wake series
-Wolfpack pulls together to deal with Yow's death

Bobcats charge to double OT win over Lakers
Charlotte Observer

Gamecocks know they must protect their house in SEC
Spartanburg Herald Journal

Top-rated high school quarterback commits to Clemson
Greenville (SC) News

January 27, 2009

Blue Devils back on top
Durham Herald-Sun

ASU's Edwards says he's doing fine
Winston Salem Journal

Great Bridge safety says he plans to attend ODU
 
 The 6-3, 210-pound Powell said had some ACC interest as well as offers from Ball State, Army and East Carolina.
Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

From the Charlotte Observer
-Meeks hired to run defense
-From High Point to the Super Bowl
-Bobcats have little in reserve
-Not his last shot
-Curry, Curry and more Curry...

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Strength and courage Yow's legacy
-Now Duke wants to be No. 1 at end

'For sale' sign going up at Forest Oaks
Greensboro News-Record

10 hot NASCAR storylines for 2009
Fayetteville Observer

January 26, 2009

DuPree- Yow was a true pioneer
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Teams honor Yow
-3 regional No. 1s for ACC?

From the Charlotte Observer
-Clemson answers doubters
-Bobcats' rally falls short at Indy

Which recruit will change schools at last minute?
Fayetteville Observer

Coaching turnover not a big effect on commitments
Columbia (SC) State

 

February 1, 2009

From the Hattiesburg American
-Eagles fall to UTEP
-C-USA, tell us the entire story
-Stone may not be able to play this season

Stefon Jackson breaks scoring record in victory
El Paso Times

UAB breaks six-game road losing streak
Birmingham News

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd falls to UAB in OT
-Herd falters late at UCF
-Landon- So many things went wrong in Herd loss
-Marshall would welcome a new postseason tourney
-Super Bowl rosters feature shades of green
-Fans rallying behind slumping Herd

From the Tulsa World
-TU all business in win over SMU
-Bumper crop

Tulsa holds off SMU, 64-55
Dallas Morning News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Memphis Tigers stay unbeaten in conference with win over Houston
-Cal's got a good gig here
-Tiger Replay: Memphis 83, Houston 68

Slow start dooms Houston in loss to Memphis
Houston Chronicle

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF Knights find way to beat road woes, topple Tulane 79-74 in overtime
-UCF benefits from South Carolina blunder with football star Jonathan Davis
-Knights PG A.J. Rompza not short on drive

Ex-USC recruit Davis lands at Central Florida
Columbia (SC) State

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Central Florida tops Wave in OT
-
Cain would be Tulane's coup de grace
-
Wave leaning on its senior leaders

January 31, 2009

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Steelers have Memphis to thank for twists of coaching irony
 
Rip Scherer was at the 1996 coaches' convention, and he ran into the kid, and it was good to see him again. He had coached against him two years before. Scherer had been the head coach at James Madison and the kid had been a wide receiver at William & Mary. It turned out to be a fortuitous reunion for Scherer and Mike Tomlin.

-Steelers assistant Fichtner a Memphis booster
-Doneal Mack's comeback fuels Tigers
-Preview: Tigers vs. Houston

Men's Basketball Notebook
conferenceusa.com

From the Houston Chronicle
-Coleman back with UH for matchup with Memphis
-Katy Taylor assistant named Rice receivers coach

Blazers complete taxing trip at Marshall
Birmingham News

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd hosts Blazers
-Top Fla. QB is visiting Marshall

TU riding wave of buzzer-beater
New Orleans Times Picayune

SMU quarterback transfers to Division II school
Dallas Morning News

UTEP seeks C-USA home win
El Paso Times

Wise finds his way
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Knights PG A.J. Rompza not short on drive
-UCF women's hoops looks to shatter attendance record

TU still stalking Memphis
Tulsa World

January 30, 2009

Tigers' offense clicking
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Blazers playing well despite personnel losses
Charleston Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Fitzgerald enjoys brother's success
-Leftwich, Leinart prep for Super Bowl

USM scrambling to keep key recruit Hardy in fold
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Questions abound for recruiting class
Birmingham News

Owls baseball- Pitchers to watch during intrasquads
Houston Chronicle

From the Tulsa World
-Aging beautifully
 
AT A COST of $28 million, the University of Tulsa's Reynolds Center qualifies as a tremendous bargain.

-Super Sunday plan: Practice
-Family affair

UTEP Miners come back to town on high note
El Paso Times

January 29, 2009

C-USA Preseason Baseball Poll and Awards
 
Rice Chosen to Win 2009 League Title; East Carolina was chosen to finish in second place this spring.

conferenceusa.com

From the Tulsa World
-One-second wonder
 
Jerome Jordan's leaning shot as time expired vaulted Tulsa to a 75-74 win over Alabama-Birmingham on Wednesday night.

-Dramatic end finally good for Hurricane
-Tulsa Notebook

Tulsa tops UAB at buzzer
Birmingham News

From the Hattiesburg American
-Eagles hold off Marshall
-Eustachy praises backup's hard work

Beasley, USM rally for sweet home win over Marshall
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Marshall falls to Southern Miss
-Herd comfortable at home
-Herd's Nate Lape gets preseason honor

Super time for Legursky
Charleston
Gazette

Future MU back one credit short of transfer
Charleston Daily Mail

UCF hammers SMU 70-45 for 4th win in a row
Orlando Sentinel

Men's basketball- Central Florida 70, SMU 45
Dallas Morning News

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH stumbles against UTEP in 62-55 loss
-Rice collapses late as Tulane wins at buzzer

UTEP Miners heat up in second half, stun University of Houston Cougars
El Paso Times

January 28, 2009

Men's Basketball Notebook
conferenceusa.com

From the Tulsa World
-C-USA Insider
-C-USA Power rankings
-C-USA: Game of the week
-Hurricane preps for a difficult UAB game

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Beasley, USM rally for sweet home win over Marshall
 
 The Eagles now hit the road for the next two contests, to UTEP on Saturday and East Carolina on next Wednesday.

-C-USA Notebook- Evans makes Memphis go

Thundering Herd drops to 1-10 on road this season after defeat
Charleston Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Marshall falls to Southern Miss
-Marshall missing from state pork dinner

Growing up is a painful process for SMU men
Dallas Morning News

From the Houston Chronicle
-Blue-collar label suits UH guard Williams
-Rice men's basketball embracing its new digs
 
 Noisy Tudor what Owls want in a college venue

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP Notes- Jackson closing in on 2,000 points
-UTEP Miners look to regroup at Houston

Tulane seeking to get streak started
New Orleans Times Picayune

UCF baseball practices open to the public this season
Orlando Sentinel

January 27, 2009

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-No rest for Tigers' Antonio Anderson
 
 Memphis to climbs to No. 18 in the Associated Press poll and No. 19 in the ESPN/USA Today poll heading into Wednesday's Conference USA game at East Carolina.

-Any guess on C-USA rookie of the week? It's Tyreke Evans, of course
-Witherspoon at practice after morning arthroscopic procedure

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH's Coleman suspended for stepping on opponent
You Tube video of incident
-Rice Notebook- Owls lose strength coach to Iowa St.

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Suspension warranted in Houston incident
-Herd visits Southern Miss

MU is a different team on the road
Charleston Daily Mail

USM coach wins her 300th game
Hattiesburg American

Eagles' Craft heating up at right time
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-USM expects talented recruiting class
-USM signing party on Coast
-USM commitments

Money on hand now needed before construction begins on any capital project
 
 Despite the national economic downturn, Tulane's plans to erect a $13 million basketball/volleyball practice facility are on track, school officials say.
New Orleans Times Picayune

McLain's Jackson eyes TU
Tulsa World

Another postseason option for UTEP
El Paso Times

January 26, 2009

Men's Basketball Weekend Recap
conferenceusa.com

Tigers' victory vs. Vols may be pivotal
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH's Coleman apologizes for stepping on opponent
-UH drops overtime decision to Arizona 96-90

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Marshall road woes continue in loss at UCF
-Aiken commits to Herd

UCF Knights extend winning streak to 3 games with 87-69 victory over Marshall
Orlando Sentinel

Taylor's 27 helps Central Florida beat Marshall
Charleston Daily Mail (AP)

From the Birmingham News
-GRADING THE BLAZERS
-Davis says UAB defense outstanding' in 78-40 rout of Rice

Recruiting class excites Graham
Tulsa World

Hall doors still shut to ex-USM star Guy
Jackson Clarion-Ledger