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February 28, 2009
National Tooth Fairy Day
International Sword Swallowers Awareness Day
Floral Design Day
Open That Bottle Night
St. Oswald of Worcester Feast Day

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: Weather throwing knuckle balls
-BVL Box Score: ECU 9, St. John's 7
-BVL Box Score: Oklahoma State 7, ECU 6
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Talk Fest Part 1)
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Talk Fest Part 2)

From ecupirates.com
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UPDATE - LeClair Classic Cancelled
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OSU Rallies Past ECU 7-6
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ECU Outlasts St. John's 9-7 In Classic
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Softball Cancels Remainder Of Pirate Classic
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Offense Explodes For Pirate Softball
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Men's Hoops Welcomes UAB On Senior Night
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ECU Closes Regular Season Against Houston
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More Records Fall At C-USA Championship

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Hinnant, Legan ready for parting shots
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Trio of ECU seniors bid farewell to Minges today
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Pirates get split decision
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ECU trustees OK plan to prepare for growth
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ECU's CyberKnife gives patients another weapon
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New policies discussed in wake of frat fire

From the Washington Daily News
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Pirates top Red Storm, fall to No. 11 Cowboys
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ECU goes 2-0 on first day of Classic

From the Kinston Free Press
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Cowboys rally against ECU
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Pirates try to bounce back against UAB
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Keeping the bar raised high

UAB AT EAST CAROLINA
Birmingham News

From okstate.com
-No. 11 Oklahoma State 7, No. 23 East Carolina 6
-Cowboy Baseball To Face St. John's Saturday In LeClair Classic

February 27, 2009
Rabi’I (Islamic - The Month of the Migration)

From Bonesville.net
-BVL: Pirates lasso Cowboys; Weather shifts schedule
-BVL Box Score: ECU 14, Oklahoma State 7
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Chic Chat)

From ecupirates.com
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Lady Pirates Take Care Of Rice, 79-54
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Pirates Rally For 14-7 Win Over Cowboys
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Pirates Scheduled To Play Two Games Friday
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Pirate Gameday Central | Tournament Central

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Bucs buck No. 12 Cowboys
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Pirates host Keith LeClair Classic
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Terry's 25 pace Lady Pirates vs. Rice Owls
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DA says West Virginia game was a 'recipe for a mess'
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Marshall coach apologizes for late timeout against ECU
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ECU trustees discuss university's grim budget, job cuts

From the Washington Daily News
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Pirates set for 6th Annual Keith LeClair Classic
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No. 23 ECU rallies to top No. 11 Okla. State
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Say goodbye to the one and only Sam Hinnant

Freshman stops bleeding, earns win in debut
Kinston Free Press

Cowboys Suffer First Loss
okstate.com

From redstormsports.com
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St. John's Set To Play In Keith LeClair Classic
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Game Notes
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Expected Inclement Weather Changes Keith LeClair Classic

Owls Lose To Pirates 79 to 54
riceowls.com

Hard times muddy college choices
Raleigh News & Observer

Butts, TC Williams Track Get Rewarded
 
Senior signs with East Carolina, while new stars help team excel at Northern Region meet.
Charlotte Observer

2010 Intro- PJ Clyburn
scout.com (sub req'd)

February 26, 2009
Pete’s Sake Day
National Chili Day
Rabi'I (Islamic - begins at sundown)
Anniversary - Grand Canyon National Park
Birthday - Buffalo Bill (frontiersman)
Birthday - Johnny Cash (singer)
Birthday - Levi Strauss' Birthday (jeans)

From Bonesville.net
-Myatt: View from the 'ville
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ECU forced to regroup for Senior Night

-BVL: Marshall scuttles Pirates

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Fall To Marshall
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CBSC Broadcast of ECU-Rice Available Online
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Lady Pirates Handle Campbell, 5-2
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Pirate Baseball Gameday Central
 
No. 23 East Carolina will play host to No. 11 Oklahoma State Thursday, Feb. 26 at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. (ET).

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Herd hands Pirates third straight loss
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No. 12 Cowboys put Pirates' perfect start to the test

Cowboys Head To East Carolina For Keith LeClair Classic
okstate.com

Bulls may target ECU's Hudson
Tampa Tribune

From the Washington Daily News
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No. 23 Pirates ready to battle No. 11 Cowboys
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East Carolina puts forth lackluster effort in loss to Marshall

From the Kinston Free Press
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Elite competition begins for ECU
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Marshall pounds ECU

Marshall Cruises Past ECU, 76-62
herdzone.com

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Marshall rolls over ECU
-Herd gets rare road win at ECU

Marshall wins at East Carolina
Charleston Daily Mail

Elusive road victory
Charleston Gazette

Marshall downs ECU on road
MU The Parthenon

Marshall defeats East Carolina
Beckley Register-Herald (AP)

Cheerleaders finish second in national competition
The East Carolinian

February 25, 2009
Ash Wednesday (Christian)
Lent Begins
Inconvenience Yourself Day

From ecupirates.com
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Men's Hoops Host Marshall In Pivotal Game
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Pirates Finish 11th At Spring Opener

Herd stampedes into Minges
Greenville Daily Reflector

ECU faces must-win situation
Washington Daily News

From the Kinston Free Press
-Pirates look for split with Marshall
-Sowers to start vs. Oklahoma State

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-Herd to face ECU tonight
-Marshall's Humphrey wants ball at the end

Men's Basketball Travels to East Carolina Wednesday
herdzone.com

Herd seeks road win against East Carolina
MU The Parthenon

Herd's Humphrey performing in pain at end of stellar career
 
Marshall visits East Carolina for C-USA game tonight

Charleston Daily Mail

Another shot at road win
Charleston Gazette

Herd still looking for first league road win of season
Beckley Register-Herald

Tracy starting over
Raleigh News & Observer

NC WR Getting Some USC Interest
 
To date, Baldwin has only one offer and it is from East Carolina.

Spartanburg Herald Journal

2010 Intro- Alfy Hill
 
Hill received his first scholarship offer – East Carolina – last Friday. A couple of days later, he was offered by NC State

scout.com

February 24, 2009
Gregorian Calendar Day
International Pancake Day
Mardi Gras
Shrove Tuesday
Spay Day USA

From Bonesville.net
-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Great start, great week ahead
-Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Les Garner, friend of the Pirates, passes

Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Pat McCrory)

From ecupirates.com
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ECU Moves Up To No. 23 In NCBWA Poll
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Batts Named C-USA Hitter-of-the-Week
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Paisley Named Pitcher-Of-The-Week Again
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Men's Golf Opens Spring Schedule
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Richmond To Join Lady Pirate Tennis Program

MU sets sights on ECU
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the East Caroliniian
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Pirates bring out the broom against Monmouth
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Hockey loses heartbreaker in finale
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Lady Pirates pick up first road win

Holtz applauds team, cancer survivors at Relay for Life fundraiser
Greenville Daily Reflector

Cougars' Ellison scores 2000th point
 
The 6-foot-5 senior who is headed to East Carolina University next year, Ellison set a single-game school record for Asheville earlier this season with his 46 points against Veritas Christian.
Asheville Citizen-Times

Tennessee, ECU offer Heritage DB Garry Peters
Atlanta Journal Constitution

February 23, 2009
Carnival
Curling Is Cool Day
Iwo Jima Day
National Personal Chef Day
Shrove Monday

From Bonesville.net
-O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 374
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Godwin proving Holland right

-BVL Box Score: East Carolina 9, Monmouth 2

From ecupirates.com
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ECU Completes Sweep Of Monmouth, 9-2
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ECU Bests UAB For First C-USA Road Win
 
Ashley Clarke Nets Career High 14 In Victory

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Softball Finishes 2-0 On Sunday
 
Team Finishes Seminole Classic 3-1

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Clean sweep for Pirates
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ECU swimmers ready for C-USA championships

Batts, Ashcraft help Pirates complete sweep
Kinston Free Press

 

February 28, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Hansbrough's 'free' shots tougher to get
-Roy 'sensitive' to bad economy
-Wolfpack gets offensive in sweep
-Rebounds would help Pack rebound
-Lineup shakeup has Devils streaking

USF Offers Coordinator Job To Colorado's Brown
MSNBC

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Deacs get no time to enjoy win
-Busch brothers qualify 1-2...for a little while

From the Charlotte Observer
-Felton, Diaw helps Bobcats gain ground
-Panthers linemen draw early interest
-Beason has shoulder surgery
-Charlotte's golf tournament drops Wachovia name

Tigers, Gamecocks renew baseball rivalry on Saturday
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Columbia (SC) State
-USC must fare well on road to ensure NCAA bid
-Injuries force TE to end career at USC
-Split decision for USC infielder's father
-Short drive is NCAA goal for Tigers

Another Redskins splash
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Longtime Falcons LB Brooking becomes free agent
Greenville (SC) News

February 27, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Deacs hold off Pack
-Pack earns respect of Wake's Gaudio
-Canes squeeze by Sabres
-Economy dictates changes for college athletics
-Duke's Smith out indefinitely

Johnson rescues Deacs
Greensboro News-Record

From the Charlotte Observer
-Offseason decisions loom for Panthers
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Johnson C. Smith gives coach 400th victory

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-U.Va.'s Groh names new defensive assistant
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DeAngelo Hall agrees to 6-year, $54 million deal with the Redskins
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In college ball, Big East is the one superpower

From the Columbia (SC) State
-USC has its NCAA and SEC fates in hand
-School loosens purse for new football staff
-Tanner- Series rarely follows the numbers
-Tighter schedule will shrink rivalry series

Tanner recruiting own 'Garnet Army'
Greenville (SC) News

Huggs and misses
 
Mountaineers defeated in coach's return to Cincinnati
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Tales, tears and tributes
Fayetteville Observer

Source- Vick approved for home confinement in Hampton
Hampton Virginian Pilot

February 26, 2009

USC erupts, routs Kentucky for SEC East lead
Columbia (SC) State

Another nail-biter between Tigers, Hokies
Anderson Independent

'Tougher' Hokies dump Tigers
Roanoke Times

Tigers stumble
Greenville (SC) News

Curry gets Davison back on track
Charlotte Observer

ASU has shot at bye, but must win tonight
Winston Salem Journal

Terps keep it closer than at Cameron, but Duke pulls away for road victory
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Devils pull away from Terps
-Lowe's tinkering pays off for Pack

FSU men hold on to beat Livingstone in the first round
Fayetteville Observer

February 25, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Colleges cultivate next crop of stars
-Chanticleers stop Tar Heels in baseball
-ACC will sell tourney tickets
-Sens jump on Canes

C of C baseball loses first game
WCBD

From the Winston Salem Journal
-Coaching staff at ASU in place for 2009 season
 
Offensive play-calling will continue to be a team effort

-Unbeaten Deacons rout Mountaineers

From the Columbia (SC) State
-USC vs. UK- Something to shout about
-Q&A with SEC's Slive- Tourney selection offers a long journey
-Tigers look to crank up slow starts

Tigers expect rematch with Hokies to be tight
Greenville (SC) News

February 24, 2009

Athlete ill; UNCC shuts facilities for cleaning
 
Soccer player has been diagnosed with probable bacterial meningitis.
Charlotte Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Pack starts coaching search
 
N.C. State athletics director Lee Fowler has opened the search for a new women's basketball coach and says the school will start the interview process at the end of the season.

-MEAC considers NCCU
-CIAA Tournament a fit for Charlotte
-CIAA Tournament

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Coaches take opposite stand(ing)s
 
One team has been here before. The other is swimming in uncharted waters. Thus, the opposite approaches to big games for Clemson’s Oliver Purnell and South Carolina’s Darrin Horn.

-It's go time in the SEC East
-Cook captures triple crown at NFL combine

How big was win for Duke?
Durham Herald-Sun

February 23, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-Devils dunk Deacons
-Coach K revs Duke's engines
-Cullen's hat trick ends wait

Coach K turns must-win into will-win against Wake Forest
Winston Salem Journal

Duke's start one for the ACC ages
Greensboro News-Record

From the Columbia (SC) State
-Tigers rally back into ACC race
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Clemson baseball- A rally to sweep
 
Tigers get walk-off win over Charlotte

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USC Baseball- A little too close
 
Ray Tanner knew the second game would not be as easy as the first, and he tried to tell his team that before they played Duquesne at Carolina Stadium.

Get out the checkbook and show Oliver Purnell the money
Anderson Independent

From the Charlotte Observer
-Rockets' exhaust fumes choke Bobcats
-Matt Kenseth makes it two in a row

 

February 28, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-2009 C-USA Swimming & Diving Championship Day Three Results
-C-USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Central
-Feb. 27 Men's Basketball Notebook

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Taylor, UCF visit Herd today
-Marshall baseball splits

Herd hopes to contain UCF star
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Orlando Sentinel
-Saturday's game- UCF at Marshall, 7 p.m.
-Knights give preview of new offense

SMU freshman shooting for school record
Dallas Morning News

UTEP's dual identity has it in fourth place
El Paso Times

From the Houston Chronicle
-No. 20 Baylor slips past UH at College Classic
-UH guard Lewis leads team on both ends of court

Eagles may have aroused ire of Tigers
Jackson Clarion Ledger

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
-Eustachy disappointed with Eagles’ progress
-USM, LSU will meet in 2010

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Taggart realizing potential
-Memphis vs. Southern Miss preview

From the Tulsa World
-Hurricane eyes first-round bye
-Tulsa staring at second place
-Tulane at Tulsa
-Attendance a lingering problem

TRUE DETERMINATION
New Orleans Times Picayune

February 27, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-2009 C-USA Swimming & Diving Championship Day Two Results
-C-USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Central
-Memphis' Evans Named Oscar Robinson Trophy Finalist

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-Doneal Mack steps up as Memphis Tigers outlast UAB, 71-60
-For Calipari's Tigers, 55 isn't the limit
-Replay: Tigers 71, UAB 60

Cold Blazers no match
Birmingham News

Kapilovic a vital part of USM’s offense
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
-Marshall hopes to build on momentum
-Herd playing four at Citadel baseball event

Freshmen make immediate impact for Herd, Knights
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

From the Houston Chronicle
-Houston College Classic has West Coast flavor
-Sky's the limit for Rice pole vaulter Colwick

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF's football training policies under eye of 'The Cleaner,' lawyer Michael Glazier
-UCF proves athletics mean more than win-loss record

Jones' way now calmer
 
Rick Jones has spent less time of late reflecting on how his 642 victories give him the most coaching victories in Tulane baseball history than on why he's not at 643.
New Orleans Times Picayune

Brent Graham leaves Tulsa, returns home
 
Brent Graham, a University of Tulsa defensive assistant and recruiting coordinator, is returning to Mesquite Poteet (Texas) High School as an assistant football coach.
Tulsa World

February 26, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-2009 C-USA Swimming & Diving Championship Day One Results
-Conference USA Golf Notebook & Top Performances
-Women's Tennis Notebook
C-USA Daily Update

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-No love lost in feud between Memphis Tigers, UAB
-Tigers vs. UAB preview

UAB needs a win to go dancing
Birmingham News

From the Houston Chronicle
-Red-hot Rendon leads Rice in 9-2 rout of UH
-Rice prevails despite Taylor’s 45-point game
-Jordan leads Tulsa past foul-happy UH 77-68

Houston no problem
Tulsa World

Taylor scores 45 but Knights lose 69-66 to Rice
Orlando Sentinel

From the Hattiesburg American
-USM 'fragile' in loss
-Southern Miss blanks South Alabama 12-0

UTEP Miners overcome big halftime deficit
El Paso Times

Men's basketball- UTEP 61, SMU 58 (OT)
Dallas Morning News

Must-win situation
smudailycampus.com

February 25, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-2009 C-USA Swimming & Diving Championship, Feb. 25-28
-Men's Basketball Notebook

UAB motivated by last year's Memphis' comeback, postgame fracas
Birmingham News

UAB trip should be safe for Tigers
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Houston is only part of Tulsa's plan for success
Tulsa World

UH Notebook- Matchup with Tulsa doubly big for Cougars
Houston Chronicle

Shooting target is key for SMU
Dallas Morning News

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
-Golden Eagles' slide continues with loss to Green Wave
-INSIDE C-USA- Red-hot UAB to challenge Memphis' long supremacy

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Second-half surge carries Green Wave past USM
-Privateers routed by USM

Late run by Tulane dooms Golden Eagles
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Orlando Sentinel
-UCF center Kenrick Zondervan makes huge strides for Knights hoops
-Wednesday's game- Rice at UCF, 7 p.m.
-Former UCF DB Joe Burnett impressive at NFL Combine

UTEP Miners look to avoid letdown against SMU
El Paso Times

February 24, 2009

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

Conference USA- Looking Ahead to 2009
Bleacher Report

When Tigers take on Blazers, ranking, seeding and C-USA streak all on the line
Memphis Commercial Appeal

USM, Tulane battle for seedings
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-Boost from bench gives Tulane hope for future
-TULANE AT SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

Eustachy, Eagles find motivation
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Dallas Morning News
-Dismissed players could affect SMU scholarship amount
-Assistant coach leaving SMU for UCLA

From the Houston Chronicle
-Conference tourneys loom as hoops season winds down
-Rice Notebook- Opening on road proves tough for Owls

February 23, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-Feb. 22 Men's Basketball Weekend Recap
-Feb. 22 Weekend Baseball Roundup
-Feb. 22 Women's Basketball Weekend Roundup
-Feb. 22 C-USA Softball Recap

Hurricane juiced for Houston matchup
Tulsa World

Around Conference USA - Basketball
USA Today

Herd falls to Wake Forest in 10 innings
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Minutes adding up for Herd freshmen
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Southern Miss completes sweep
Hattiesburg American

Tigers respond when faced with rare C-USA challenge
Memphis Commercial Appeal

UH tops K-State, gives baseball coach 500th win
Houston Chronicle

Zeid gives Wave lift in first start
New Orleans Times Picayune