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February 22, 2009
Academy Awards
Orthodox Meatfare Sunday (Christian Orthodox)
Shrovetide
Birthday - President George Washington (1st President)

From Bonesville.net
-BVL Box Score: East Carolina 5, Monmouth 1
-BVL: Hurricane sinks Pirates in second half

From ecupirates.com
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Lady Pirates Set For UAB Sunday
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Pirates Play Indiana, UC Riverside On Sunday
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Heston Shines In ECU's 5-1 Win
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ECU Falls To Tulsa
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Pirates Sail Past Gardner-Webb, 5-2

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Florida keys- Former Seminole teammates lift ECU
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Uzoh lifts Tulsa past Pirates

From the Tulsa World
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TU takes down East Carolina, 72-62
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TU remains on course
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TU Notebook

From the Washington Daily News
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Battery of Heston, Avchen charge up East Carolina
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Hinnant nets 23 in East Carolina loss

Newcomers, lifelong friends lead Pirates to win
Kinston Free Press

February 21, 2009
Single-Tasking Day
UN International Mother Language Day
Anniversary - Washington Monument Dedication

From Bonesville.net
-BVL Box Score: East Carolina 13, Monmouth 4
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Billy Godwin)

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Win Season Opener, 13-4
-Men's Hoops Set To Battle Tulsa
-Lady Pirates Fall at Memphis
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Softball Takes On Michigan, Florida State

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Mammoth vs. Monmouth
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ECU baseball wins opener
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C-USA road trip takes Pirate men to Tulsa
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Road woes continue for Pirates with loss to Memphis
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After moment in spotlight, ECU Dance Team wants more

From the Washington Daily News
-Pirates open baseball season in style
-Opening day always a glorious day

Pirates hammer Monmouth in baseball opener
Kinston Free Press

Filling the role suits TU reserve
Tulsa World

Byrd graduate Palmer to miss ECU spring practice
Fayetteville Observer

East Carolina Ice Hockey Racks in Cool Cash
WNCT

February 20, 2009
Hoodie-Hoo Day (Northern Hemisphere)
Pisces Begins
UN World Day for Social Justice
Anniversary - Closest Approach of a Comet to Earth

From Bonesville.net
-Myatt: View from the 'ville
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It's Maness vs. Monmouth in opener

Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Clark Howard)

From ecupirates.com
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Pirate Gameday Central
 
No. 27 East Carolina will open up the 2009 season this Friday, Feb. 20 when they play host to Monmouth inside Lewis Field at Clark-LeClair Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.

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Lady Pirates To Battle Memphis Friday

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates open season with series against Monmouth
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ECU hits the ice for tourney
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Holland encourages community to give time, money
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Butterfield- ECU, PCMH projects may not receive intense funding

From the Kinston Free Press
-Pirates open season with depth, confidence
-ECU coach wary of unheralded Hawks
-Sowers improving at ECU
-The start of baseball's cycle

ECU baseball opens season today
Washington Daily News

2009 ECU baseball preview
The East Carolinian

Top 20 Southern College Baseball Stadiums
dixiefriedsports.com

From scout.com (sub req'd)
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2009 Breakout Candidate: Jake Smith, C
 
In 2006, the Oakland A’s selected catcher Jake Smith in the 21st round of the amateur draft out of East Carolina. Since that time, Smith has shown that he can hit at the professional level, but he has been hampered by a shoulder injury. Will this be the year that Smith breaks through?

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JaWuan James visits GT
 
An offer came in the mail today from East Carolina to put him at eighteen.

February 19, 2009
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

From Bonesville.net
-Bradsher: The Bradsher Beat
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Youth movement impacting Lady Pirates

Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Lion's Club)

Billy Godwin Talks Pirate Baseball
ecupirates.com

Drew, Mitchell ready for shots at NFL
Washington Daily News

Around Campus: Budget cuts loom at ECU
Greenville Daily Reflector

Millions are made in a 40-yard flash
The Tennessean

Rockets Name New Outside Receivers Coach
 
University of Toledo head football coach Tim Beckman has announced the hiring of Jason Nichols to the Rocket Football staff.
scout.com

2009 Bruins hopeful for postseason success
The UCLA Daily Bruin

February 18, 2009
Pluto Day
Anniversary - Cow Milked While Flying

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: Southern Miss shakes off Pirates
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Walter Jones)

From ecupirates.com
-ECU Rally Falls Short Against Southern Miss
-A Message From Terry Holland
 
East Carolina AD Announces Pirate Club Events On Feb. 25 And Feb. 28

-2009 Baseball Preview
-Maness Named Honorable Mention All-America

Pirates fail to overcome Golden Eagles' quick start
Greenville Daily Reflector

Southern Miss tops East Carolina 69-59
Washington Daily News (AP)

Southern Miss Holds Off East Carolina for 69-59 Victory
southernmiss.com

Wise's 17-point night helps Eagles snap 5-game skid
Jackson Clarion Ledger

Collazo expected to lead after flying under radar
 
Monmouth opens its season Friday when it begins a three-game series at East Carolina.
Asbury Park (NJ) Press

All Blair can do is wait turn
 
He is sitting out this season as a redshirt after transferring from East Carolina.
Wichita Eagle

February 17, 2009
My Way Day
National PTA Founders' Day
World Human Spirit Day

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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LeClair influence still profound at ECU

-BVL: ECU 2009 Baseball Schedule
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Habitat for Humanity)

From ecupirates.com
-Men's Hoops Looks To Even Up C-USA Record
-Terry, Best Earn C-USA Weekly Honors

Record-breaking run
 
With one more victory, ECU will set the school record for most C-USA wins in a season.
Greenville Daily Reflector

Pirates seek season sweep at Southern Miss
Jacksonville Daily News

From the East Carolinian
-Legan jumper lifts ECU past Rice
-Lady Pirates score pair of C-USA wins
-Softball suffers tough weekend

Golden Eagles Look to Snap Skid against East Carolina
southernmiss.com

Southern Miss vs. East Carolina
 
Southern Miss looks to put an end to a five-game losing streak when it takes on East Carolina at Green Coliseum tonight.
Jackson Clarion Ledger

Eagles try to reverse course against Pirates
Biloxi Sun Herald

Trout lands his name on list
 
 He has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at East Carolina University.
Vineland (NJ) Daily Journal

Rams, Cougars advance
 
 East Carolina recruit Wakefield Ellison led all scorers with 27 points and the Cougars were never threatened in an opening round rout.
Asheville Citizen-Times

Don't put off ECU's dental school
Raleigh News & Observer

February 16, 2009
President’s Day
Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb. 13-16)

Peele: Woody's Ramblings
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Pirates primed to challenge Rice
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
-ECU Wins Overtime Thriller Over UCF, 86-83
-Pirates Fall To Nation's Top Team
-Appalachian State Edges Pirate Tennis, 4-3

ECU women outlast Knights in OT
Greenville Daily Reflector

Around Campus: More students never see campus
 
As of fall 2008: EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY: 22 percent of ECU's enrollment of 28000 were solely distance education students.
Raleigh News & Observer

Recruiting- Two SC recruits draw national eye
 
Unsigned RB Larry Raper of Shelby, NC, has had contact recently from Michigan and East Carolina and film was sent to their programs last week.
Columbia (SC) State

 

February 22, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Maryland stuns No. 3 Tar Heels
-Fells keeps Wolfpack from falling to Virginia
-Duke trying five of a kind
-Pack debuts ambitious online show
-Web site tracks college football recruits

From the Charlotte Observer
-Davidson's bubble burst in BracketBusters
-49ers road blues continue in Richmond
-Panthers game key for Bucs coach
-Bobcats creeping toward limiting financial options

From the Columbia (SC) State
-USC built it; fans came
-Carolina Stadium- USC christens new baseball venue with a victory
-Budget cuts force colleges to find new ways to save

Free throws help USC stay tied atop SEC East
Greenville (SC) News

NASCAR drivers prepare for year's 'first true test'
Greensboro News-Record

February 21, 2009

From the Columbia (SC) State
-USC’s Davis helped steer new stadium to completion
 
He helped oversee upgrades to the basketball arena at his alma mater, East Carolina

-Purnell- No contact with Alabama
-Clemson puts on offensive display in rout of Charlotte
-Board approves multi-year deals for coaches
-Conditioning helps USC avoid wear-and-tear

Purnell says he has no intention of leaving Clemson
Greenville (SC) News

From the Anderson Independent
-Tigers run wild on Charlotte, win season opener
-TCU replaces Central Michigan on Clemson's 2009 football schedule

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Heels open stadium in style
-N.C. State guard puts up a fight
-Bettman sees city in whole new light
-Canes feel right at home

New Chants play with look of old
Myrtle Beach Sun News

From the Winston Salem Journal
-With upset loss avenged, Deacons are eyeing Devils
-WFU's Wellman appointed to D-I basketball committee
-ASU to play Winthrop in respite from SoCon

Vick to Niners, Vikes?
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Charlotte Observer
-Turkoglu, Magic run over Bobcats
-Peppers can't be a villain; he's done nothing wrong
-Area's most disliked sports figures
-Curry's status still up in the air
-It's too bad Niners can't just start over

February 20, 2009

From the Charlotte Observer
-College Baseball at a Glance
-49ers stun No. 16 Xavier
-Panthers busy at deadline
-Fowler- This reality show isn't ready to end
-Peppers days in Charlotte officially numbered
-Gross glad to stay in Charlotte

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Oops, Roy did it again
Video- Williams lets an expletive fly in press conference
-Blue Devils get help from freshmen
-Diversity report faults NCAA's hiring practices

Plenty of action today to open baseball season
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Morris- USC faced curveballs en route to first pitch
-USC baseball reloads for postseason run
-5 people who make USC baseball go
-Baseball- Tigers look for return to form

Leggett, Tigers ready to get started
Anderson Independent

Video game producer likes Littlejohn's energy
Greenville (SC) News

Curry's absence causes problems for Davidson
Greensboro News-Record

Zorn doesn't see Hall re-signing in near future
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

February 19, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Heels hold off Pack
-Pack aiming for postseason
-Duke's RPI drops to 5
-Tar Heels dismiss three football players
-Jagodzinski high on Bucs

From the Charlotte Observer
-Wallace leads Bobcats over Pacers
-Peppers gives Panthers few options
-Wildcats minus Curry equals loss
-Jersey retirement by the numbers

Deacs shed Jackets
Winston Salem Journal

Economic downturn could lead Southland teams to tighten their belts
Los Angeles Times

February 18, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-No in-state starters in UNCCH-NCSU game
-NCSU baseball young but could pack a punch
-Canes no match for Bruins
-Icy mission accomplished

Cutcliffe, Duke continue to land in-state football recruits
Durham Herald-Sun

NC RB Loves UVA Visit
 
West Rowan standout RB Kevin Park will visit Clemson on Saturday and North Carolina State and ECU on Sunday
superprep.com (sub req'd)

Leach rejects Texas Tech contract offer
 
Mike Leach has declined a five-year, $12.7 million contract offer from Texas Tech, athletic director Gerald Myers said Tuesday.
Houston Chronicle

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-Tech suspends Allen one game
-A bird could flip Hokies' tourney bid

Tigers torch Terps
Anderson Independent

From the Charlotte Observer
-Bobcats fall to Magic in overtime
-Shell retires from Panthers, NFL
-Panthers announce employee layoffs

-When it rains, it pours on NASCAR

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Smelley thinking about football as he returns to diamond
-Tanner- 'It doesn't get any better'
-Vandy win gives boost to USC's SEC hopes

February 17, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Canes will retire Wesley's jersey today
-Wesley's numbers irrelevant
-Heels cruising through conference
-Blue Devils suddenly seem stumped
-UNC-CH football takes a hit
 
Linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen and tight ends coach Steve Hagen became the second and third assistant coaches this month to leave

-It's not too early to pick top football games of '09

From the Charlotte Observer
-Curry, minus crutches, at Davidson's practice
-Bell says Bobcats' coach has mellowed
-Ex-Bobcat suspended after wreckless driving

Money to be top priority for next athletics director at WSSU
Winston Salem Journal

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Horn fights uphill battle
-USC baseball picked 4th in SEC East

Auburn, Missouri highlight Furman's schedule
Greenville (SC) News

Never a dull moment for Groh
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Wyndham a tougher sell in slow economy
Greensboro News-Record

February 16, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Boston College hands Duke another loss
-Lawson buries 3-pointers to bury Miami

Krzyzewski- 'All of a sudden, something went wrong' in loss
Durham Herald-Sun

McClinton not enough for Canes
Miami Herald

From the Charlotte Observer
-Race called, giving Kenseth the Daytona 500 win
-Earnhardt Jr. in the middle of melee
-Curry X-rays negative
-Bobcats part-owner gets 9 years

UVa trims Clemson in OT
Roanoke Times

Clemson squanders another chance to join Tar Heels, Duke at the top of ACC
Anderson Independent Mail

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Wolfpack honors Yow, upsets Cavs
-Woeful- ASU's problems continue

Report- Prince may return to U.Va.
Hampton Roads Daily Press

 

February 22, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-Mustangs Hold Off Rice, 69-66
-Cal Poly Rallies Past Rice Baseball Team In Second Game of Saturday Doubleheader, 7-6
-Tiger Baseball Unable to Overcome Bradley's Fast Start, Falls 5-1

Fifth-ranked Tigers hold off UTEP for 18th straight victory
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Miners fail to match Memphis' swagger
El Paso Times

Blazers bury Southern Miss under barrage of 3-pointers
Birmingham News

From the Hattiesburg American
-USM continues hot hitting, pitching
-Eagles' struggles continue at UAB
-Loss to UAB a tough pill to swallow
-Eagles convinced UAB is better than Memphis

Alabama-Birmingham drubs slumping Southern Miss
Biloxi Sun Herald

SMU makes plays down the stretch to beat Rice, 69-66
Dallas Morning News

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd gets swamped by Green Wave
-Herd baseball falls to Old Dominion
-Fielder joins the call for a Marshall baseball field

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Bats come alive as Tulane salvages split with Le Moyne
-Tulane dunks Thundering Herd

From the Houston Chronicle
-Coleman, Lewis propel UH to 77-72 win over UCF
-Rice's rally falls short in 69-66 loss to SMU
-UH baseball loses second straight to K-State

Houston sweeps season series vs. UCF despite Jermaine Taylor's 35 points
Orlando Sentinel

February 21, 2009

Freshman Cameron Moore contributes as bench player for Blazers
Birmingham News

SMU-TCU football game moved so Horned Frogs can play Clemson
Dallas Morning News

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-USM pounds Lehigh, 18-1
-Southern Miss set to take on UAB today
-Eagles get another shot at Davis, Blazers

Golden Eagles play in Blazers’ perfect home
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Houston Chronicle
-K-State hammers UH 16-2 in baseball opener
-UH men looking forward to C-USA tournament
-College Baseball- Rice tops Cal Poly

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Herd on the road at Tulane
-MU baseball opens season with a pair of wins
-Fans choose church over Herd

Herd carrying momentum into Tulane
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Flynn's pitching lifts Wave
-Green Wave formulating Marshall plan

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Pieces in place for Miners
-Tiger Preview vs. UTEP

UTEP Miners looks to make statement against Memphis
El Paso Times

From the Orlando Sentinel Blogs
-Rooney era begins with UCF win over Virginia Commonwealth
-Did Kwame Geathers diss UCF with hat switcheroo?

February 20, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-Tulsa's Arnau Brugues Named No. 1 Singles Player in the Nation
C-USA Daily Update

From the Birmingham News
-No margin for error for Blazers
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Q&A with UAB men's basketball coach Mike Davis

Herd baseball not getting much respect in C-USA
Huntington Herald Dispatch

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Baseball: Herd's Sikula expects increased role this season
-Herd's Baines returns to old form
-Herd duo heading to NFL Combine

Houston coach impressed by Herd's tenacity
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Orlando Sentinel Blogs
-C-USA Roundup- UCF still sixth but has chance to move up
-Sun came up this morning, Knights can win without Davis
Listen to interviews with Taylor, Zondervan and Speraw talking about Tony Davis' departure

University of Memphis donations plan boosts basketball season-ticket accounts
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Red-hot Miners add to streak
El Paso Times

SMU football gets first commitment for 2010
Dallas Morning News

February 19, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-Preseason Baseball Notebook
-Two C-USA Players Named to Golden Spikes Watch List
-Feb. 18 C-USA Golf Notebook

UCF Knights forward Tony Davis declared ineligible
Orlando Sentinel

Memphis Tigers crush SMU, 90-47, for 17th straight win
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Determined Herd downs Houston
-Sheer effort put the Herd past Houston

Herd upsets Cougars
Charleston (WV)
Gazette

Marshall men upset Houston
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Houston Chronicle
-Marshall downs UH men despite Coleman's 38
-Rice men fall as UTEP finds win at foul line 67-58

UTEP Miners earn third win in row
El Paso Times

Blazers rally for road win
Birmingham News

Missed chances haunt Tulane
New Orleans Times Picayune

Another USM coach leaves town
 
Southern Miss defensive line/special teams coach Art Kaufman has left for a job on Butch Davis' staff
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Eagles ready to hit the field
Hattiesburg American

February 18, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-2009 East Carolina Baseball Preview
-Two C-USA Pitchers Named to NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List
-Feb 17 Men's Basketball Notebook
-Feb. 17 Women's Basketball Notebook & Statistics
-Feb. 17 Women's Tennis Notebook

UAB approaching every matchup as if it were a tournament game
Birmingham News

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-Houston, Coleman to visit Marshall tonight
-Giants running back Bradshaw reports to Virginia jail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Bradshaw reports to Virginia jail
-MU, Houston face off tonight
-For Lutz, a tale of two halves is telling

Better than expected
Charleston (WV)
Gazette

Tulane's Anderson earning his keep
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Tigers' Witherspoon hopes to be in mix down stretch
-Tigers preview: Mempis vs. Southern Methodist

SMU men face Memphis after making change
Dallas Morning News

From the Tulsa World
-Investment bond
 
LIFE'S HIGHWAY finally has brought Doug and Dave Wojcik together

-C-USA Insider

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP men's basketball notebook- Miners seek another victory in Houston
-UTEP men's basketball notebook
-Kareem Cooper Leaves UTEP Basketball Team
-UTEP lineman hopes to live NFL dreams

Report- Ex-WKU assistant set to join USM staff
Hattiesburg American

INSIDE C-USA- Memphis mothballs plan to wear orange, purple
Jackson Clarion Ledger

UH Notebook- New coach Anderson ready for work
Houston Chronicle

February 17, 2009

USM's Fletcher arrested on gun charge
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Hattiesburg American
-UPDATE- Man heard 3 rounds of gunfire
 
Southern Miss football players Damion Fletcher and Brennan Houston were subsequently arrested

-Fedora issues brief statement on players' arrest

TU rests, digests UCF loss
 
The Golden Hurricane gets a bye this week, and won't play again until Saturday's home game against East Carolina.
Tulsa World

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-C-USA tourney sales off
-Poll time: Memphis Tigers are 5th in AP, 6th in coaches' poll

From conferenceusa.com
-Women's Basketball Players of the Week
-Softball Notebook
-Men's Basketball Players of the Week

From the El Paso Times
-UTEP Miners set for date with dangerous Rice Owls
-Banged-up Miners stay in contention

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Lape welcomes pressure
-Marshall still has field only in dreams
-Marshall season hits home stretch
-C-USA REMAINING GAMES

This Week in Southern Miss Baseball
southernmiss.com

Rice Notebook- Football players get back on track
Houston Chronicle

2 football players, 2 basketball players to be inducted into UCF Athletics Hall of Fame
Orlando Sentinel

February 16, 2009

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

Owls baseball- No power
Houston Chronicle

UTEP guard stole Herd's best chance at road win
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Houston's Coleman stepping into town
Charleston (WV)
Gazette

Can Jermaine Taylor reach 2,000 points?
Orlando Sentinel

TU: Three Questions with Sam Mitchell
Tulsa World