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Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

February 15, 2009
Lupercalia
Remember the Maine Day
Susan B. Anthony Day
Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb. 13-16)

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: Pirates slip by Rice with overtime comeback
BVL Audio:
Billy Godwin - Meet the Pirates Day
BVL Audio:
Brandon Henderson on Wearing No. 23

From ecupirates.com
-Men's Basketball Defeats Rice in Overtime, 91-88
-Lady Pirates Set To Face UCF Sunday
-LeClair's Jersey No. 23 Awarded To Henderson
-Track and Field Shows Well At UNC
-Softball Drops Night Game To Wisconsin
-Lady Pirates Run Past Appalachian State 7-0

From the Washington Daily News
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Pirates show heart on Valentines Day
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Henderson to wear No. 23 for Pirates

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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ECU overpowers Rice in extra period
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NCAA Regional qualifier coming to Ironwood
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Misuse of electrical equipment led to frat fire

From the Kinston Free Press
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Legan's shot lifts ECU to OT win
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LeClair's No. 23 awarded to 1B Henderson

Rice falls to C-USA rival East Carolina in overtime
Houston Chronicle

Pirates top Owls in overtime
Raleigh News & Observer

February 14, 2009
Valentines Day
Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb. 13-16)

Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Valentine's Day)
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
-Men's Hoops Goes For Three In-A-Row At Home
-Softball Defeats Wisconsin At Bama Bash
-Lady Pirates Knock Off Southern Miss, 64-58
 
Down by 15 in the second half, the East Carolina women's basketball team used a 16-2 run to get back into the contest and eventually overtook Conference USA's leader Southern Miss

-ECU Splits Women's Tennis Twinbill

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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ECU women upset Eagles
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Pirates hope to salvage season split with Rice

From the Washington Daily News
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Pirates ready for rematch with Rice
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High-flying Parker is soaring
 
Parker said that he also wouldn’t rule out East Carolina

From the Kinston Free Press
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A year of giving: ECU's Young piling up assists
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Pirates look to get back on track against Rice

East Carolina Uses Second Half Surge To Knock Off Southern Miss, 64-58
southernmiss.com

ECU trims Lady Eagles
Hattiesburg American

Rice Travels to ECU Saturday
rice
owls.com

February 13, 2009
Friday the Thirteenth
Employee Legal Awareness Day
Blame Someone Else Day
Get A Different Name Day
Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb. 13-16)

From Bonesville.net
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Myatt: View from the 'ville
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Resilience trumps panic for Pirates

Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Black History)

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates, Hokies To Tangle Thursday, Nov. 5
-Lady Pirates Host League Leader Southern Miss

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Maness on a mission
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Pirates hope to keep Minges magic going
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ESPN game with Hokies on ECU non-conference slate
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Bama Bash up next for ECU softball team
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ECU fetes Darwin, unveils contest winners

WVU sets East Carolina game
Charleston (WV)
Gazette

Lady Golden Eagles face road tests on path to title
Biloxi Sun Herald

From conferenceusa.com
-Lady Eagles Begin Four-Game Road Swing, Travel to East Carolina
-Rice Travels to ECU Saturday

Men's basketball focuses on ECU
Rice Thresher

February 12, 2009
Birthday - President Abraham Lincoln (16th President)
Darwin Day / Charles Darwin's Birthday (Theory Of Natural Selection)

From Bonesville.net
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Batten: Football Recruiting Report
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Who needs stars when you have talent?
-BVL: Wave sinks Pirates

From ecupirates.com
-Pirates Come Up Short Against Tulane, 73-64
-Pirates Finish 14th At Northop Grumman
-ECU Sits In 14th With 18 Holes Remaining

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Nothing easy in Big Easy for East Carolina basketball
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Logan to coach Bucs' RBs
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Task force tackles ECU budget reduction

From the Washington Daily News
-Young has 21 points for ECU in setback
-Whitehead setting lofty goals

Tulane Green Wave shuts down East Carolina Pirates
New Orleans Times-Picayune

From the East Carolinian
-Rugby prepares for Appalachian showdown
-Flag football team places third in national tournament

February 11, 2009
Be Electrific Day
National Shut-In Visitation Day
Pro Sports Wives Day
Satisfied Staying Single Day
White Shirt Day
Birthday - Thomas Edison (inventor)

Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Motown Show)
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
-Men's Hoops Goes For Season Sweep Of Tulane
-Pirates Sweep Weekly Swimming Awards
-Soccer Announces 2009 Signing Class

Pirates hope to sweep Wave
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates hit the road to take on Tulane
Washington Daily News

From the Kinston Free Press
-Opening eyes
 
ECU's Abrams showing steady improvement

-Confident Pirates travel to Tulane

Tulane basketball team ready to fight on
New Orleans Times Picayune

Tulane Basketball Looks to Get Back on Track against East Carolina
tulanegreenwave.com

February 10, 2009

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Thumbs up for Pirate hoops
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Learning Center)

From ecupirates.com
-Maness Picks Up Fifth All-America Honor
-Toni Paisley Named Pitcher-of-the-Week
-Pirates In 12th After First Round Play

Three is ECU’s magic number
 
Abrams emerging as a legitimate third scorer for Pirates
Washington Daily News

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Late basket gets Wave past Pirates
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Officials- Unlikely anyone will lose jobs at ECU

Abrams' career night leads ECU past UCF
The East Carolinian

UWM hears Koonce- Ex-Packers player an AD candidate
TMCnet

February 9, 2009
Lunar Eclipse
Read in the Bathtub Day
Snow Moon
Tu B'Shvat (Jewish)
Birthday - President William Henry Harrison (9th President)

From ecupirates.com
-Lady Pirates Edged At Buzzer, 72-69
-Pirates Split On Day Two Of ECU Invitational

East Carolina softball team looking for consistency
Greenville Daily Reflector

Indira Kaljo's 3-pointer gives Tulane emotional victory against East Carolina
New Orleans Times Picayune

A third chance
 
Finally healthy, ECU's Ashcraft could be a star in waiting
New Bern Sun Journal

Pirates near perfect, hand UCF another loss
Central Florida Future

Zondervan, Speraw talk about Knights' loss at East Carolina
Orlando Sentinel

 

February 15, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Lessons of Kay Yow
-Duke football off to fast start
-Pack wins one away from home
-Well-rested teams perform better
-Blue Jackets storm past Hurricanes

From the Charlotte Observer
-Curry injures ankle in Davidson win
 
Stephen Curry left Saturday's game at Furman with what appeared to be a serious ankle injury.

-Day of wreckers, checkers for Stewart
-Bobcats pondering what's next for Felton
-Peppers will seek to be traded if tagged

Purnell, Tigers have become ACC road warriors
Anderson Independent Mail

A tip, a grin and a win
Columbia (SC) State

February 14, 2009

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Unveiling offers USC new place to roost
Video- Tour USC's new baseball stadium
-Horn, Gamecocks race toward new ground
-Tennessee reports 3rd recruiting violation

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-UNC-CH baseball starts on top again
-Tar Heels open at renovated Boshamer Stadium
-Apparently, no lead safe in the ACC these days
-Wolfpack shows it still has some fight
-A day to remember
 
The Canes team up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to thrill 13-year-old fan, Connor Johnson.

Eagles will face Duke, App. State
Durham Herald-Sun

Scott ready for next big step
Anderson Independent Mail

From the Charlotte Observer
-Jordan leads finalists for hall of fame
-Panthers facing big deadline Thursday
-Panthers hire new line coach
-What if Curry pulled a Selvy- Could he score 100?
-Edwards confident, competitive, not content as runner-up
-Kyle Busch, 2 others, caught speeding

NASCAR reaching out to fans during economic crisis
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

4 Olympic bid cities for 2016 unveil plans amid recession
Greenville (SC) News (AP)

February 13, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Thursday night is ACC football night in 2009
 
Some of the biggest games of the season involve Triangle teams and East Carolina on ESPN. There will be six total ACC games on Thursdays.

-Radio calls show differing views of play
-Roy Williams delivers for UNC-CH fans
-UNC-CH assistant goes to Miami
-Canes get blown away
-In-state tuition may go up 3.9%

No cupcake menu
 
The two-time defending champion Hokies play North Carolina and are at East Carolina on back-to-back Thursdays.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Harrison gets front row seat to BCS title game
Greenville Daily Reflector

From the Charlotte Observer
-A grateful heart and a second chance
-Curry finds way to lead Wildcats

LSU hires tight ends coach
 
Prior to his arrival at Boston College, Yanowsky spent the 2006 season coaching tight ends and special teams under Steve Logan at East Carolina.
Shreveport Times

Sanders off WVU football team . . . for now
Charleston (WV)
Gazette

Duke-UNCCH will be an early meeting in 2009
Durham Herald-Sun

PRIME-TIME START- USC opens against NC State with Thursday ESPN game
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Clemson announces 'challenging' 2009 football schedule
Anderson Independent

Gordon, Busch win duel qualifying races at Daytona
Fayetteville Observer (AP)

Unemployed racing workers hope for better times
Greensboro News-Record

February 12, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Lawson leads UNC-CH past Duke
-Pack builds big lead, holds on
-Victory gives Wolfpack fans a big rush
-Canes build momentum on road

From the Durham Herald-Sun
-Lawson helps Hansbrough, Green complete sweep at Duke
-Blue Devils simply couldn't weather second-half storm

Pack holds on against Deacons
Winston Salem Journal

From the Charlotte Observer
-Economy not stopping UNCC football drive
-Felton, Bobcats wallop Wizards
-Panthers foes for '09- Brutally tough
-49ers road struggles continue
-Tonight- Davidson tries to get back on track

Hokies rule boards in win over Georgia Tech
Roanoke Times

Lassiter’s Rip Rowan says Georgia Tech wants to see more
 
Rowan is also being recruited by Duke, East Carolina and Nebraska.
Atlanta Journal Constitution

NCAA ponders disallowing some TDs in event of taunting
Birmingham News

February 11, 2009

Atkins to play for FAMU to help mom
 
One telephone call — not the one that Chris Atkins made to FAMU seeking information about transferring — convinced him to finish his college football career closer to home.
Tallahassee Democrat

Cameron will light up for basketball's No. 1 rivalry
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Heat is on for State and Wake
-Heels ride their recruits
-Coach Odom weighs in on the rivalries
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Player is 5th N.C. athlete to die in a year
-Brind'Amour is back

Women's Basketball to Help Fight Against Breast Cancer with Pink Zone Games
 
"I knew Coach Yow for over 30 years and coached against her when I was at East Carolina," said Fordham women's basketball head coach Cathy Andruzzi. "She was a first-class coach and a first-class person. I am proud that the women's basketball community, through the WBCA's Pink Zone initiative, has come together over the last several years to raise awareness about, and funds for, breast cancer research."

Fordham.edu

Snap Judgments- NFL hiring season
si.com

Big South- Still knotted
Roanoke Times

Tigers bounce back with win at BC
Anderson Independent

February 10, 2009

Heels to face Eagles
 
UNC-CH to play two FCS/I-AA schools in '09

Raleigh News & Observer

From the Charlotte Observer
-Okafor, Radmamovic fuel blowout of Clippers
-Davidson-Butler to tip at noon on Feb. 21
-Breaking down '09 ACC football schedule

NCAA contact rule tough to enforce
Greensboro News-Record

Clemson starts ACC second half with something to prove at Boston College
Greenville (SC) News

WSSU fires athletics director of 9 years
Winston Salem Journal

February 9, 2009

In tough times, still the hottest ticket in town
Durham Herald-Sun

Recruiting-Clemson targets top back
Columbia (SC) State

Veteran Tigers poised for quick bounce-back from FSU meltdown
Anderson Independent

Local product Payne to play professional ball in Australia
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
-Tech halts skid with biggest comeback of Greenberg era
-At Daytona, new cars provide plenty of thrills on the track

Pack can't close it out
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Charlotte Observer
-Bobcats can't match Wade, fall at Miami
-Peppers, Fitzgerald propel NFC to win
-Former Falcons player Jamal Anderson arrested
-F1 team to be based in Charlotte
-Daytona schedule needs to change
-Niners rally, upset Dayton at home

Payback for Deacons
Winston Salem Journal

 

February 15, 2009

A.J. Rompza's buzzer-beater caps UCF's 17-point comeback in win over Tulsa
Orlando Sentinel

TU lets 17-point lead diminish, falls to UCF
Tulsa World

From the Hattiesburg American
-Memphis may make title run
-52 and counting for Tigers
 
Eustachy's team runs out of gas in second half against nationally ranked Memphis, drops fifth straight game

-Golden Eagles say Memphis was a better team last year

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers blister Southern Miss, 72-47
-Tigers replay: How Memphis beat Southern Miss
-Is there a better freshman than Tigers' Evans?

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Pruett calls for Herd faithful to back Snyder
-Marshall falls to UTEP, 74-67
-C-USA basketball standings

UTEP Miners top Marshall for second win in row
El Paso Times

University of Alabama at Birmingham narrowly avoids loss to SMU
Birmingham News

Men's basketball- UAB 78, SMU 75
Dallas Morning News News

Nixon scores 23 to lead UH men past Tulane
Houston Chronicle

Houston pulls away from Green Wave
New Orleans Times Picayune

February 14, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-Men's Basketball Notebook
-2009 Houston Baseball Preview

SMU's AD defends Jones' policy
 
SMU athletic director Steve Orsini defended the statement issued by coach June Jones that violations of "department policies and/or team rules" applied to all nine football players released from the program. A second player, sophomore linebacker Taylor Bon, sought to clear his name Friday.
Dallas Morning News

Powers reloading during Conference USA's spring
ESPN Blogs

Eagles face daunting task with Tigers
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Game plan
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Seeds on Calipari's mind now
-Preview: Tigers at Southern Mississippi
-Tigers considered switching to FedEx colors for a game

From the Houston Chronicle
-UH’s Nixon earns coach's favor, starting position
-Area women- UH tops Tulane; Rice falls to UTEP

Johnson's job- Energy off bench
Birmingham News

Herd to face tough test tonight at UTEP
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

UTEP men's basketball team to host Marshall
El Paso Times

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Knights will need to be at their best against Tulsa
-Speraw doubts Rompza will play against Tulsa Saturday

TU controls its destiny
Tulsa World

February 13, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-2009 C-USA Baseball Media Guide Online
-2009 Marshall Baseball Preview

Released SMU football player wants a chance to clear his name
Dallas Morning News

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice gives Wayne Graham two-year extension
-UH softball coach Holas still building program

C-USA's top scorer brings a tall order
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

No price hikes for WVU, MU football tickets
Charleston (WV)
Gazette

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Burrow welcomes return to defense
-Big momentum weekend for Herd women
-MU roundup- Jam the Cam set for Sunday

From the Orlando Sentinel Blogs
-UPDATED- UCF has had no contact with USF about its football scheduling problem
-Recruiting update- A look at local juniors with offers from UCF
-Will rest of C-USA ever break free from Tigers' strangle-hold?

Taggart believes 'D' is better this season
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Game on- TU, Rebels to continue rivalry
New Orleans Times Picayune

February 12, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-Tigers Breeze By Tulsa, 63-37
-Cousin and Coleman Lead Cougars Past Mustangs, 69-56
-Miners Put the Clamps on UCF
-Hot Shooting Owls Down USM, 88-72
-2009 Memphis Baseball Preview
-C-USA Golf Notebook

From the Dallas Morning News
-SMU releases nine football players for rules violations
-SMU men fail to finish again in 69-56 loss to Houston

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Coach Bob Pruett now back where he belongs
-Herd players step up to lead

Former MU coach Pruett retires
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Hattiesburg American
-Golden Eagles drop fourth straight
-Favre is just one of the boys

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice men rain treys on Southern Miss in 88-72 win
-Cousin's double-double helps UH men top SMU 69-56

Owls use 3-pointers to bombard Eagles
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Memphis Tigers keep rolling, dominate Tulsa, 63-37
-Tigers replay

From the Tulsa World
-Hurricane drained
-Tiger mauling

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Knights' late rally not enough against surging UTEP
-Sentinel exclusive- UCF RB Brandon Davis healthy, happy to be back

UTEP gets win to open homestand
El Paso Times

February 11, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-Men's Basketball Notebook
-C-USA Swimming and Diving Notebook
 
East Carolina’s Amanda Duncan and Katie Yamamoto have been named Conference USA Swimmer and Diver of the Week

-C-USA Swimmer and Diver of the Week
-C-USA Indoor Track and Field Notebook
-Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week
-Women's Tennis Notebook
C-USA Daily Update
-2009 Rice Baseball Preview

Date changed for UCF football game at Texas
Orlando Sentinel

Miners to play UCF to begin homestand
El Paso Times

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd tramples Rio Grande, 92-59
-Secondary coach hire expected by Herd today
-Marshall's Williams is earning his reward

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-There's much at stake in Tigers' game against Tulsa
-Preview: (8) Memphis vs. Tulsa

From the Tulsa World
-Eric Bailey's C-USA Insider
-TU's hopes hang on Memphis

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-3 Eagles invited to NFL event
-Memphis frosh suspended after series of incidents
-Southern Miss vs. Rice

Southern Miss working up steam for Rice
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice seniors Foster, Perka want to exit with flourish
-UH Notebook- Record run stuns sprinter Adigun

SMU's Nyakundi trims the fat, beefs up the play
Dallas Morning News

February 10, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-Softball Notebook
 
C-USA Collects Three Top 25 Wins on Opening Weekend

-Softball Players of the Week
-Men's Basketball Players of the Week
C-USA Daily Update

2009 C-USA Recruiting - What It All Means
College Football News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tiger freshman Simpkins suspended indefinitely from team
-Tigers ranked 8th in AP, 10th in coaches' poll

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Snyder finished retooling Herd football staff
-Rio Grande wants visit to Herd to be an annual date

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Pena out at least two weeks
-Marshall hires D-line coach
-Sunshine state warms both WVU, Marshall

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-Herd plays host to NAIA Rio Grande
-Herd hires D-line coach

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF football team takes down-home approach to recruiting this year
-UCF football recruits that could make an immediate impact
-CBSSports.com writer Dennis Dodd slams UCF fans

From the Houston Chronicle
-Rice Notebook- Baseball has lineup options aplenty
-Cougars hire B.J. Anderson as OL coach

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP Miner's Stefon Jackson goes easy at practice Monday
-UTEP Miner's Claude Britten flashes potential
-Don Haskins induction was preceeded by local tour

Signing Day Rewind- USM
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

February 9, 2009

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

Hurricane confidence soars into Memphis
Tulsa World

Among the elite: Tigers' season set up for even more success
Memphis Commercial Appeal

UCF Coach George O'Leary takes advantage of state talent this time around
Orlando Sentinel

Season's best shooting effort goes for naught in Tulane defeat
New Orleans Times Picayune

New point guard the difference for Herd
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

Lutz hot; Herd cold no more
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Once again, Jones hits the 'reset' button
Charleston (WV) Gazette