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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region

Conference USA

December 31, 2009
Blue Moon
New Year's Eve
First Night Celebrations
Leap Second Adjustment Time
Lunar Eclipse
Make Up Your Mind Day
No Interruptions Day
Saint Sylvester's Day

From Bonesville.net
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Bailey: Daily Bowl Report & Photo Blog No. 2
BVL Audio
: Todd Fitch 1-on-1 with Brian Bailey
BVL Audio
: Patrick Pinkney 1-on-1 with Brian Bailey
BVL Audio
: Todd Fitch Wednesday Press Conference

Liberty Bowl Weather Forecast
weather.com

THP Re-routes Traffic Following Rock Slide on I-40 in North Carolina
www.state.tn.us

Pirates, Blues and Barbecue - Day 3
ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Fitch- Offense will have to walk ‘fine line’
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ECU team visits children at St. Jude

From the Kinston Free Press
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ECU QB shows ‘love’ for critics
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Holtz- Injured trio will play vs. Arkansas

Ex-Seventy-First star McLendon hopes to help ECU to bowl win
Fayetteville Observer

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Pirates WR finishes strong
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Arkansas safety built Ford tough
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Liberty Bowl notebook- Questions for the gallery
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Liberty Bowl events

ECU's 'Old Man' Ready For Final Game
Arkansas
News

Skip fortified by dab of Lou
Arkansas Online

From arkansasrazorbacks.com
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Razorback Bowl Central
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Bill's Bowl Blog: Rain and Rodeo
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Liberty Bowl  Parking updates
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Wednesday practice report

Titans' Chris Johnson rushes into record books
Philadelphia Daily News

December 30, 2009
Oh My! Day

From Bonesville.net
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Bailey: Daily Bowl Report & Photo Blog
BVL Audio
: Greg Hudson 1-on-1 with Brian Bailey
BVL Audio
: Nick Johnson 1-on-1 with Brian Bailey
BVL Audio
: Skip Holtz Tuesday Press Conference
BVL Audio
: Skip Holtz Tuesday Press Conference
-BVL: VCU fights off Pirates

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates, Blues and Barbecue - Day 2
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Rams Spoil Abrams' Homecoming
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Lady Pirates Win In Overtime, 86-82

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Holtz hopes his Pirates stay focused
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Abrams' big night not enough for ECU men
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ECU women notch OT win
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Paint Memphis purple- ECU fans begin trek to watch football team in the Liberty Bowl

ECU’s Eskridge making most of talent, opportunity
Kinston Free Press

From the Washington Daily News
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Pirates get bucked by Rams
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Wilson leads Lady Pirates to OT win

BU women lose in OT to East Carolina
Press & Sun-Bulletin

Late surge propels VCU past ECU
Richmond Times Dispatch

Johnson Voted to Second Straight Pro Bowl
Titansonline.com

Seahawks don't want to be answer to a trivia question
Seattle Post Intelligencer

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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ECU coach Skip Holtz follows in father Lou's footsteps
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Liberty Bowl notebook
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'It's good to be home' for Razorbacks' Memphians

ECU's defensive line a concern for Hogs
NWAOnline

Liberty Bowl Week- Razorback Fans Get To Know East Carolina Via a Pirate
Bleacher Report

Hogs' backup tackles may see more playing time Saturday
Baxter Bulletin

From the Arkansas News
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Arkansas Placing Emphasis on Physical Practices
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Blog- ECU Impressed With Arkansas' Weapons

Hogs Look to End Bowl Woes
scout.com (sub req'd)

Tuesday notes- Petrino locks it down, but Hogs still have fun
The Slophouse (blog)

Liberty Bowl: Razorbacks Guarding Against Temptations of Beale Street, New Year's Eve
ArkansasSports360.com

December 29, 2009
Tick Tock Day

Batten: Football Recruiting Report
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Help is on the way for ECU secondary

Bonesville.net

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pinkney makes familiar trip back to Memphis
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ECU sells its 7,000 tickets for Liberty Bowl
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East Carolina men’s team makes road trip to VCU
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Pirate women suffer loss to UMBC in N.Y.

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates, Blues and Barbecue - Day 1
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Pirates And Rams Renew Former CAA Rivalry
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Lady Pirates Close Out Non-Conference Play
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UMBC Rallies Past ECU, 64-58

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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East Carolina QB Patrick Pinkney gets do-over
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Arkansas tight end adjusts to new role going into Liberty Bowl
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AutoZone Liberty Bowl events

Holtz a Rising Star at ECU
Arkansas News

LIKE IT IS- Skip unlike Lou, and that's a good thing
Arkansas Online

Lindsay emerges as East Carolina workhouse
Charlotte Observer

Countdown- 5 days until ECU goes head to head with Arkansas in Liberty Bowl
WNCT

East Carolina's bowl roster has local talent
Asheville Citizen-Times

Pirates get ready for Rams
Washington Daily News

From the Arkansas News
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Arkansas' DD Jones Sidelined By Ankle Injury
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Arkansas WR's Not Satisfied With Success

Liberty Bowl- 'Rusty' Razorbacks Open Practices In Memphis
ArkansasSports360.com

Monday brings a podcast, more Mallett talk and Petrino on Florida situation
The Slophouse (blog)

ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS FOOTBALL Hogs check in, focus on game
NWAOnline

The CFN 2010 Liberty Bowl Preview - Arkansas vs. East Carolina
College Football News

2010 Liberty Bowl Preview – East Carolina vs Arkansas
BetFirms

December 28, 2009

O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 410
– 
Pirates have mental edge

Bonesville.net

Lady Pirates Tangle With UMBC In New York
ecupirates.com

Pirates' Hartman knows how to win
Charlotte Observer

Razorbacks, Pirates serious about Liberty Bowl victory
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From Arkansas Online
-Hogs check in, focus on game
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HOG CALLS- Hogs tight end still key cog in offense

From the Fort Smith Times Record
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Sheppard Sacrifices For Hogs' Success
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Urban Meyer Resigns, Petrino Name Pops Up

Like Mallett, Williams Files NFL Paperwork
Arkansas News

Players report to Memphis with minds focused on work
The Slophouse (blog)

Liberty Bowl Arrival
HawgsIllustrated.com (subscription)

Florida OL ready for visit
   Next up for Gentry is an official visit to ECU next weekend. "I take an official visit January 8th, 9th and 10th to East Carolina," he said.... Gentry, 6-foot-7 and 310 pounds, committed to East Carolina early in the process and talked about them. "Their season was phenomenal," he said.
SuperPrep.com (subscription)

Jaguars Notebook- Don't blame Garrard, Del Rio says
Florida Times-Union

December 27, 2009
Asarah B'Tevet (Jewish)
Ashura: Tenth Day (Islamic)
Saint John Feast Day
Winter Fairy Fun Day

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Holtz not worried about break
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Longtime ECU faculty member selected dean

FSU's Fisher excited that Greg Hudson is newest member of the Seminoles future staff
Orlando Sentinel

Fan's last gift shows spirit of Christmas
The Tennessean

December 26, 2009
Boxing Day
Asarah B'Tevet (Jewish - begins at sundown)
Ashura: Tenth Day (Islamic - begins at sundown)
Kwanzaa Begins (12/26/08-01/01/09)
National Thank You Note Day
National Whiner's Day

East Carolina's Willis eager for SEC matchup
Greenville Daily Reflector

Chris Johnson nears 2K, record
The Tennessean

Johnson Inches Closer To 2K But Titans Lose Big
WITN

Johnson has surpassed Peterson as top RB
ESPN (blog)

Johnson gets yards, defense gets turnovers
San Diego Union Tribune

Bullpen role gives Hose path to major leagues
The Herald-Mail

The Return of Swami McMullen- McMullen's Bowl Predictions Part 3
Bleacher Report

Student-athletes have plenty of adjustments to make in their 1st year at college
Vineland Daily Journal

College Bowls In a Giving Mood
Arkansas News

The Ryan Mallett Catch-22
Field Gulls (blog)

December 25, 2009
Christmas

Pirate DBs trust their gut
Greenville Daily Reflector

ECU’s Joseph mum on draft
Kinston Free Press

Florida State tabs ECU's Hudson
ESPN

Our Christmas Gift- Watching Chris Johnson Motor to Greatness
FanHouse

Linkmeister Note: Per the Richmond Times Dispatch, Will Connerly of Lee-Davis has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at East Carolina next year.

December 24, 2009
Christmas Eve

From Bonesville.net
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Myatt: Bowl excursion starts Sunday
-Myatt: Bucs look to build on a loss
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Grandpa Jack)

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Seniors get boost from Pirate frosh
-Rose's Harvey makes All-State team

Hudson on as FSU linebackers coach
Tallahassee Democrat

East Carolina defensive coordinator Greg Hudson is expected to join Jimbo Fisher
Orlando Sentinel

Greg Hudson is Florida State's New Linebackers Coach
Tomahawk Nation (blog)

Arkansas vs. East Carolina in AutoZone Liberty Bowl a sellout
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From WITN
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51st AutoZone Liberty Bowl SOLD OUT!
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Greg Hudson Leaving ECU For FSU

Waiting on Liberty Bowl Tickets- You're Too Late
ArkansasSports360.com

Liberty Bowl tickets still remain despite 'sellout'
Arkansas Online

Blog- Nash Won't Play in Liberty Bowl
Arkansas
News

SEC Capsules - Bowl Games
NewOrleans.Com

Hometown Heroes- How did area college football stars do this past season?
Gaston Gazette

Five things to know from Tuesday
ESPN

Bizarre Recruiting Hoax Fools None, Confuses All
Deadspin

Primetime Podcast: Hour 1 Wednesday 12-23-09
   E.C.U. quarterback Robert Pinkney and his father Pirate great Reggie Pinkney are in studio to discuss the Pirates upcoming bowl game.
WFNZ.com

December 23, 2009
Festivus

From Bonesville.net
-Monroe:
The Pirate Experience
No easy path to R-E-S-P-E-C-T
-B
VL: GW sinks Pirates in OT
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Denny O'Brien)

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Fall To Colonials In Overtime
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Pirates, Blues And Barbecue

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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ECU loses OT heartbreaker
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Holtz quite familiar with Razorbacks' traditions

Pirates fall to GW in OT
Kinston Free Press

George Washington edges East Carolina 84-80 in OT
The Associated Press

Pirates' Hudson staying ... for now
Winston-Salem Journal

Hudson enjoys Shrine experience
Greenville (SC) News

ECU Can Take Next Step Against UA
Fort Smith Times Record

Mallett Seeks NFL Feedback
Arkansas News

Mallett Looking For Feedback on Draft Status
KFSM

Mallett Apologizes for Tardiness; Submits Name to NFL Advisory  Committee
ArkansasSports360.com

Chargers' next opponent- Scouting the Titans
San Diego Union Tribune

December 22, 2009
Capricorn begins

From ecupirates.com
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ECU Hosts George Washington Tuesday Night
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AutoZone Liberty Bowl Ticket Update
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Roller Named Collegiate Baseball All-America

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Holtz hopes to keep Hudson
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ECU men entertain George Washington

From the Kinston Free Press
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Pirates complete final Greenville practice
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ECU’s Hudson weighing options

ECU's Greg Hudson Flying To FSU About Job Opening
WITN

University of Toledo football assistant leaves UT staff
   Jason Nichols has resigned to accept a similar position at the University of Louisiana at Monroe under coach Todd Berry
Toledo Blade

26 reasons to watch the postseason
Arizona Daily Star

Dickson's 2009 bowl preview
Omaha World-Herald

Mallett's tardiness irks Petrino
Baxter Bulletin

December 21, 2009
Winter Begins (Northern Hemisphere)
Yule (Wiccan)

From ecupirates.com
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ECU Wins USF Shootout, 63-60
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ECU Garners Pair Of Preseason Top-20 Rankings

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Sargent's rare bucket sparks East Carolina
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ECU's Hudson possible candidate for FSU spot
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Pirates beat USF to claim championship
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McCarthy to serve as honorary chairman for Live Healthy Greenville

Holtz- No word on Hudson
Kinston Free Press

East Carolina edges USF women, 63-60
Tampa Tribune

ECU's Hudson Weighing Options
WITN

Hog Fans Gobble Up Tickets
Fort Smith Times Record

Arkansas-East Carolina Preview
TideSports.com

December 20, 2009

ECU escapes D-II Knights
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
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ECU Races Past Houston-Baptist, 103-59
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East Carolina Holds Off St. Andrews, 74-69

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Davis brings experience to East Carolina's QB situation
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Pirates sail past HBU in shootout
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Pirates hang on for win; players in car crash

Johnson making history for Tennessee
Charlotte Observer

Liberty Bowl a Sellout
   He estimated East Carolina ticket sales at around 8000.
covers.com

Razorbacks Sell Out Liberty Bowl Allotment
ArkansasSports360.com

Ask the oddsmaker- BCS line, Tiger and capping tragedy
   So far we have booked more money on Arkansas than we have East Carolina, but I wouldn't go so far as to say "everyone is all over Arkansas".
covers.com

Weather, warm pool draws college crowd
Vero Beach Press-Journal

December 19, 2009

From ecupirates.com
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Holtz' Weekly Press Quotes
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Pirate Football Announces Mid-Year Signees

Skip Holtz Friday Press Conference
Bonesville.net

Skip Holtz says he's staying at East Carolina
USA Today

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Holtz says he's staying with Pirates
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Bench brigade doesn't bring Pirates points

Holtz happy to be in Greenville
Washington Daily News

Davis signs letter of intent for ECU
ESPN

Arkansas-East Carolina Preview
TideSports.com

Petrino's Razorbacks Favored By 8 In Liberty Bowl Over Holtz' Pirates
USA Online Gambling News

Liberty Bowl- Hogs add more QBs to mix
Arkansas Online (subscription)

Razorback backup QB working and waiting
Baxter Bulletin

Shrine Bowl players make commitments known
   Trevor Sawyer, a North Carolina tight end, chose East Carolina University.
Spartanburg Herald Journal

December 18, 2009
Muharram 1 (Islamic New Year)
Underdog Day

From Bonesville.net
-Homepage Headlines
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (SKIP HOLTZ)

From ecupirates.com
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Wilson Picks Up Sporting News Magazine Honor
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Wilcox Named NCCSIA All-State
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Lapp Named Spirit Of Service Recipient

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Clearing paths for Pirates
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Pirate cagers need to clean up mistakes

Wilson named Sporting News Magazine C-USA Defensive MVP
Washington Daily News

Magazine names ECU's Wilson as league defensive MVP
Fayetteville Observer

Arkansas Liberty Bowl Media Guide (.pdf)
arkansasrazorbacks.com

2010 Liberty Bowl Arkansas vs. East Carolina Start Time, TV Guide & Odds
The Spread

Arkansas Defense Eager to Make Amends
Arkansas News

Hogs rule UA's ghost town as bowl preparation ramps up
The Slophouse (blog)

Grid Update, 12/17
HawgsIllustrated.com (subscription)

From the Florida Times-Union
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Garrard keeps pace with Manning until final drives
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Garrard blinks first in star-studded shootout
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Garrard plays small in big time for the Jaguars

From jaguars.com
David Garrard threw for 223 yards on 23 of 40 with three TD passes, but his interception ended the game.
Jack Del Rio, David Garrard, and Maurice Jones-Drew talk with the media after the loss to the Colts.

Booker, Clemson down Pirates
Kinston Free Press

December 17, 2009
Muharram 1 (Begins at sundown - Islamic New Year)
National Regifting Day
Saturnalia

From Bonesville.net
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Myatt: AD's hope: Break even in C-USA
-Batten
: Football Recruiting Report
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Recruits selling recruits on ECU
-Myatt: Contractors gear up at Dowdy-Ficklen
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (N.C. Lung Association)

From ecupirates.com
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A Message To The Pirate Nation
   ECU Athletics Director Speaks About A Mutual Bond, Commitment And Shared Vision For Pirate Football
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Clemson Hands ECU Its First Home Loss
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Roller And Whitehead Named Preseason All-America
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Dodge Picks Up Three More All-America Honors

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium's end zone makeover begins
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Orange crush
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ECU holding its fall graduation this weekend

ECU pleased with Holtz
Raleigh News & Observer

ECU's Whitehead earns All-America honors
Washington Daily News

Tigers cruise on the road
Anderson Independent

Clemson cruises past East Carolina 80-63
Columbia (SC)
State

Garrard dealing with painful Crohn's Disease
Evansville Courier & Press

December 16, 2009
Barbie and Barney Backlash Day
Birthday - Ludwig Von Beethoven (composer)
Anniversary - Boston Tea Party

From Bonesville.net
-Bradsher
: The Bradsher Beat
– 
Be kind to the Pirates, St. Nick

Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Paul Clifford, ECU Alumni)

From ecupirates.com
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Pirates Welcome No. 24 Clemson Wednesday
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Harlem Globetrotters Coming To Minges
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Dodge Earns A Pair Of All-America Honors
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Pitching For The Cup

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Smith grateful for opportunity to play for Pirates
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Clemson challenge
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Report- Jones heading to Bearcats
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Letter- ECU athletics inviting with Holland, Holtz

Holtz Staying Put
WNCT

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Johnson chasing history
   Titans' Johnson makes most of his chances
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Cincinnati again interested in Holtz

Pirates to meet Clemson after long break
Kinston Free Press

Purnell gives Tigers another road test with ACC play looming
Anderson Independent

Tigers find positives in poor shooting, head to East Carolina
upstatetoday.com

Purnell, Tigers aim to improve
Greenville (SC) News

Men's pregame
Columbia (SC)
State

December 15, 2009
Bill of Rights Day
Cat Herders Day

From Bonesville.net
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Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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It's back to work for Pirate football
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Dallas Woodhouse)

Holland keeps consistent approach with Holtz’s courtship
Greenville Daily Reflector

Holtz says he hasn’t discussed vacancies
Kinston Free Press

Hogs' Paul Petrino off to join Illini staff
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Jesse Palmer- Arkansas Wins Big
Bleacher Report

Raffle for Merritt’s gold-medal track shoes canceled due to conflict
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

December 14, 2009

From Bonesville.net
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O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 409
– 
ECU better positioned for jump

BVL Audio:
Skip Holtz Sunday Media Session

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Big plays nothing new for ECU duo
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Shankweiler a finalist for Murray State job
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Campus: ECU library launches new digital collection

From the Fort Smith Times Record
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Winston Gets Extra Look
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No SEC Love For Childs' Season

Titans' Johnson lives up to billing
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Johnson Sets Two Franchise Records In Win
Titans Radio

Campus: East Carolina University program targets rural dentist shortage
Asheville Citizen-Times

December 13, 2009

ECU Wins At Hampton, 65-61
   Head Coach Sharon Baldwin-Tener Becomes Winningest Coach In Program History
ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Petrino’s no stranger to ECU
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Coaching carousel continues to spin
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Record-setting win for Baldwin-Tener
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Bid to buy school is rejected
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ECU chemist recognized for leadership in teaching
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Cochlear implant program at ECU celebrates 10 years

2009 Liberty Bowl Preview- Depth, Numbers and Logic
Bleacher Report

Some assorted musings about this year's bowl lineup
Log Cabin Democrat

Hogs Resume Bowl Work as Recruits Watch
KFSM

Petrino on recruiting, Mallett's pro prospects (with video)
The Slophouse

Ranking the bowl games, No. 1 through No. 34
Columbia (SC)
State

Most SEC teams favored in bowls
Arkansas News

Murray State Racers name football finalists
   Randall McCray, assistant coach at Wisconsin, former Georgia Southern coach Chris Hatcher and East Carolina offensive coordinator Steve Shankweilter will visit with unversity officials early next week.
examiner.com

Jackson, Paschal voted Co-Players of the Year
Washington Daily News

Football Coach of the Year- Woodbury's Valentine inspired greatness ...
Philadelphia Inquirer

December 12, 2009
Chanukah
Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe
International Shareware Day
National Day of the Horse
Poinsettia Day

From ecupirates.com
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Lady Pirates Look To Rebound At Hampton
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TJ Hose Named Pitcher-of-the-Year

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Holtz addresses rumors
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East Carolina swimmers hit pool with Special Olympians

Holtz not worried about emotions in bowl game
Kinston Free Press

East Carolina's Skip Holtz nostalgic but wary
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Ranking the bowl games No. 34 through No. 1
The Tennessean

December 11, 2009
Chanukah (Jewish - begins at sundown)
UN International Mountain Day
Anniversary - UNICEF

From Bonesville.net
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Myatt: View from the 'ville
– 
Coaches have histories with bowl foes

Talk FM
: Talk of the Town (John Hood)

Bowl matchup triggers memories for Holtz
Greenville Daily Reflector

From ecupirates.com
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McCarthy Selected As Honorary Chair Of Fitness Program
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Baseball Closes Out Fall With Challenge

Holtz high on the Hogs
Raleigh News & Observer

East Carolina coach sees familiarity in Arkansas
Arkansas News

Holtz facing father's old team when ECU meets Hogs
Pine Bluff Commercial

Holtz, Pirates face another hot passer
Charlotte Observer

From the Bleacher Report
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Liberty Bowl Preview- Arkansas Razorbacks Get To Know East Carolina
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Hogs and Pirates- 3 Things The Hogs Must Do to Win

Tuberville, Harbaugh spice KU list
   East Carolina coach Skip Holtz and Buffalo coach Turner Gill have also emerged from the pack of coaches that have spoken with Perkins
Kansas City Star

What's this I hear about a coaching search?
Topeka Capital Journal

On the clock- Where will Cincinnati turn for new coach?
SportingNews.com

Possible coaching candidates to replace Brian Kelly at Cincinnati
Cincinnati.com

TV-Radio Notebook- 'Tis the season to bash the BCS
Houston Chronicle

Titans' Johnson is running wild
Winston-Salem Journal

Tarboro's Cofield stands out on and off the field
Rocky Mount Telegram

December 10, 2009
Human Rights Day & Week
Nobel Peace Prize Day

Bowl Flashback (2006): PapaJohns.com Bowl- ECU 7-USF 24
  East Carolina's performance in the inaugural PapaJohns.com Bowl is an unfair gauge for the strides the Pirates have made since Skip Holtz arrived in Greenville.
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
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Harris Named Special Teams Player-of-the-Year
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Tara Wilson Named To All-Academic Team
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Coach Mack Pens New Letter

From the East Carolinian
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Eskridge seals back-to-back C-USA titles for ECU
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ECU to face off against Arkansas in Liberty Bowl

Conference USA teams climbing ladder toward Top 25
  East Carolina has played Wake Forest, Tennessee and Charlotte for a Strength of Schedule rating that is the best in C-USA and 24th on the CollegeRPI.com list.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

ECU expecting to sell 8k seats to Liberty Bowl
The Slophouse

Liberty Bowl Tickets Selling Fast
KHBS/KHOG 40/29

Arkansas season recap
ESPN

East Carolina Signs Four
CollegeSwimming.com

Titans' Johnson powers through speed stereotype to lead the NFL
SI.com

December 9, 2009
Christmas Card Day

From Bonesville.net
-Monroe:
The Pirate Experience
This urban legend more than a myth
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Habitat for Humanity)

From ecupirates.com
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Eleven Pirates Earn All-Conference USA Honors
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Eskridge Selected To Participate In Shrine Bowl
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Michael Brooks Named To All-Freshman Squad

Eskridge to play in Shrine Game
Shelby Star

Honors keep on coming for the Pirates
Washington Daily News

Area briefs- ECU dominates All-C-USA football squad
Greensboro News-Record

Ahoy Matey- Pirates Head To Hog Country
Bleacher Report

LIBERTY BOWL ARKANSAS VS. EAST CAROLINA- Too tough to stay down
Arkansas Online (subscription)

Hogs Start Bowl Preperations
KFSM

It's back to business for Petrino's Hogs
The Slophouse

SEC leads ranking of nation's best baseball conferences
Yahoo! Sports

Preps: Similar results, but methods differ
  Defensively, the Red Raiders' strength is mainly up front. Senior defensive end Maurice Falls (6-foot-2, 210 pounds) is headed to East Carolina on a football scholarship.
The Herald (NC)

December 8, 2009
Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Catholic)
Take a New Year's Resolution to Stop Smoking (TANYRSS)
Anniversary - John Lennon Shot
Birthday - Jim Morrison (musician)
Birthday - Eli Whitney (inventor)

From Bonesville.net
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Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Pirates and fate make formidable team
Talk FM: Monday Night Quarterback
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Science Talk)

From ecupirates.com
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East Carolina To Face Arkansas In Liberty Bowl
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Pirates Sign Four During The Early Period
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Freshmen Lead Pirates At CNU Open

Champs, again- East Carolina caps strong season with title
Greenville Daily Reflector

Spurrier, Beamer and Kelly Show Some Love To The Pirates
WITN

Arkansas Begins Preparing for Liberty Bowl
KTAL

Blog- Ryan Mallett, Paul Petrino, Greg Childs and More
Arkansas News

Give Them Liberty- Hogs Accept Invite
Ft Smith (AR) Times

December 7, 2009
Pearl Harbor Day

From Bonesville.net
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O'Brien: Pirate Notebook No. 408
– 
ECU has a hot commodity

-BVL: C-USA Scoreboard & Bowl Lineup
-BVL
: Harris, AP & Coaches Polls
-BVL
: BCS Standings

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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ECU fans, staff go on roller coaster ride
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Former Pirates laid groundwork for team’s success
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Arkansas, ECU set for Liberty Bowl bowl
Video- C-USA Champions

Emotional Pinkney relishes C-USA title
Kinston Free Press

Bowl plans set for UNCCH, ECU
Fayetteville Observer

Arkansas, East Carolina to vie in Liberty Bowl
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Razorbacks to play East Carolina in Liberty Bowl
Arkansasonline.com

Arkansas accepts invitation to Liberty Bowl
Arkansasrazoracks.com

Hogs Headed to Liberty Bowl
  Arkansas fans didn't wait for official word to begin to buy Liberty Bowl tickets. Jeff Long indicated that over 15,000 have been purchased through the UA office.
scout.com (sub req'd)

Pirates make history, claim second straight C-USA crown
ENC Today

The Magnificent Seven-Games of Championship Weekend
Bleacher Report

ECU takes home one more title
Greensboro News-Record

December 6, 2009
Miner's Day
National Pawnbrokers Day
Saint Nicholas Day (Christian)

From Bonesville.net
-BVL:
ECU-Houston Game Center
-Myatt: Will Holtz wake up the echoes?
-O'Brien:
Coach's vision pays off
-BVL:
ECU-Houston Box Score
-BVL:
C-USA Standings, Scores, Schedule, TV Listings
BVL Audio:
Replay Skip Holtz & Players Post-game
Talk FM: Replay Post-game Call-in Show
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-BVL: Pirates fend off Division II Coker

From ecupirates.com
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East Carolina Defeats No. 18 Houston, 38-32
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ECU Needs Free Throws To Hold Off Coker
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Lady Pirates Fall At Gardner-Webb

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Eskridge, defense ice C-USA title for East Carolina
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Lindsay reaches goal of C-USA title
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Defense paves way to another title
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Scene Around the C-USA Championship game, Dec. 5
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What a finish! Pirates earn respect with second consecutive C-USA championship
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Uninspired Pirates defeat Coker, 69-63

ECU Wins Conference USA Football Championship Game
conferenceusa.com

From the Houston Chronicle
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UH loses C-USA title game to East Carolina
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Turnovers put kibosh on UH's title-game comeback
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Recap- East Carolina 38, Houston 32

No. 18 Houston Falls to East Carolina
uhcougars.com

From the Fayetteville Observer
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ECU wins second straight C-USA crown
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Holtz addresses job talk

Pirates beat Houston for second straight league crown
Kinston Free Press

From the Washington Daily News
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Purple Keenum Beaters
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ECU's Wilson cherishes second crown
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Eskridge saves the day, again

An accomplishment to celebrate, savor at ECU
Wilmington Star-News

Pirates repeat in Conference USA
Raleigh News & Observer

East Carolina tops Houston to capture C-USA crown
Sports Network

College football- ECU 38, Houston 32
Salisbury Post

East Carolina holds off Houston to win C-USA title
Orlando Sentinel

East Carolina drops No. 18 Houston to win Conference USA title
USA Today

E. Carolina beats Houston 38-32 for C-USA title
The Associated Press

East Carolina clinches Liberty Bowl bid
Memphis Commercial Appeal (AP)

From the Bleacher Report
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The 11 Best 11s- College Football's Final Regular Season Edition
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Sensational Saturday Was a Delight for the College Football Fan

Instant Analysis - ECU Wins The C-USA Title
College Football News

Blog- East Carolina Now on Arkansas' Mind
Arkansas News

From ESPN
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Defense again carries ECU in title game
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Keenum's best and worst performance
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Holtz hasn't spoken with other schools
ECU Hangs On Late To Claim C-USA Title

East Carolina's Skip Holtz says he hasn't talked with any schools about other coaching jobs
KFSM (AP)

December 5, 2009
C-USA Championship Gameday
Birthday - President Martin Van Buren (8th President)
Birthday - Walt Disney (animator)

From Bonesville.net
-BVL Flashback (2008):
ECU 24, UH41
Saberslasher Replay (2003) PIRATE VS. COUGAR

From ecupirates.com
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Pirate Gameday Central
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Pirates Return Home Saturday Night
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ECU Travels To Gardner-Webb Saturday
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Joe Sloan Nominated For Rudy Award

From conferenceusa.com
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C-USA Football Championship Friday Update
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East Carolina Football Student-Athletes Visit Wahl-Coates Elementary

Gameday Forecast
Weather.com

Gameday Forecast
ACCUweather.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates get chance to repeat as C-USA champs
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Change of attitude sparks success for ECU
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Pirate women begin six-game road trip
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ECU hopes to tame Division II Cobras
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Chris Johnson has sights set on Dickerson's mark

From the Washington Daily News
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Wilson excited about opportunity
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Case closed- Pirates must stop Keenum
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Pirates hoops return home

Pirates, Houston to square off for C-USA title
Kinston Free Press

Gritty Pirates vs. flashy Cougars for C-USA crown
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Pirates stayed positive on way to title game
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Houston at East Carolina

UH's wild ride leads to Conference USA title game today
Houston Chronicle

East Carolina needs one more victory for C-USA champion
Charleston (WV) Gazette (AP)

East Carolina bracing for Houston's air game
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Pirate Fans Get Pumped for Conference USA Championship
WNCT

Lady Bulldogs try to keep win streak going against East Carolina
Shelby Star

Championship Saturday
Charlotte Observer

College football previews- A day to savor
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Super Saturday for college football
Arizona Republic

Three things- East Carolina vs. Houston
ESPN

Houston vs. East Carolina Preview - Case Keenum Guns For 5000 Yards
BetUs.com

Houston vs East Carolina Free Pick (Wk 14)
CappersPicks.com

Houston vs East Carolina College Football Picks Predictions & Odds
Sports Picks Advisors

Johnson's Goal To Stay On Field At Indy
Titans Radio

December 4, 2009
Paint it Purple Friday
National Dice Day
Saint Barbara's Day

From Bonesville.net
-Monroe:
Kevin's Keys to the Game
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Breakfast with Santa)

From ecupirates.com
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A Message To The Pirate Nation
  ECU Athletics Director Encourages Focus To Remain On C-USA Championship
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Allen And Pinkney Named C-USA All-Academic
-Order C-USA Football Championship Game Tickets

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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One game- Pirates seek to defend championship
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ECU offense flies under the radar
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Rolling out the purple-and-gold carpet
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University holding pep rally

From the Kinston Free Press
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Notebook- Houston’s Keenum a familiar sight
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A case for showing up
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ECU players receive academic honors

From the Houston Chronicle
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UH-East Carolina pairing pits strength vs. strength
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UH Cougars football chat at noon (ct) today

Anticipation building ahead of Saturday's ECU vs. Houston match-up
WNCT

Week 14 - C-USA Championship - Houston vs. East Carolina
College Football News

Weekend Preview- The docket is full of conference title games
USA Today

THIS WEEK’S STORYLINES
Athlon Sports

No problem picking Houston
Boston Herald

NCAA Betting Odds - East Carolina Pirates vs Houston Cougars
Football Picks

Final Week Breakdown
Mid-Major Madness

College Football Predictions Championship Week- Who's on Upset Alert?
Bleacher Report

Former Red Devils QB To Play for JUCO Title
The Ledger

Chris Johnson is Titans' bolt of lightning
Los Angeles Times

Johnson eyes league mark
boston.com

December 3, 2009

From Bonesville.net
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Myatt: View from the 'ville
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Bucs brace for Keenum, Cougars

-BVL: 'Niners gang up on Pirates
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Women's Conference)

From ecupirates.com
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Lady Pirates Hold Off VCU, 88-85
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ECU's Comeback Attempt Falls Short At Charlotte
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C-USA Championship Ticket Update

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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ECU women hold off VCU, stay perfect
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Pinkney gears up for final two games as a Pirate
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Pirate booty- C-USA game boosts local economy
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Rumors swirl around Holtz
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Niners too much for Pirates on road

49ers use depth in win over Pirates
Charlotte Observer

From the Washington Daily News
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Case closed- Pirates must stop Keenum
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Lady Pirates remain unbeaten
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Balanced Charlotte tops East Carolina

Secondary a big part of ECU’s success
Kinston Free Press

ECU defense faces big test in Keenum
Raleigh News & Observer

East Carolina aims to slow Houston, claim second C-USA title
Orlando Sentinel

Cougars offense thrives behind 1500 pounds of fun
Houston Chronicle

Eskridge, ECU facing big challenge in Conference USA title game
Shelby Star

Cougars collide with Pirates in C-USA title game
Sports Network

From the East Carolinian
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High noon defense
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Davis and the Pirate defense ready for showdown with the nation's No. 1 offense
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Read Hosting championship game stamps senior class' place in ECU football history
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ECU's two-decade road to becoming a football powerhouse

Tickets Going Quickly for Conference USA Championship Game
WNCT

College Football Championship Weekend Everything Is On The Line
Bleacher Report

Weekend Forecast- Florida and Alabama just part of great finish to regular season
USA Today

Favorites tend to rule in conference title games
Sports Network

Report- Fighting Irish contact ECU's Skip Holtz
Examiner.com

Updated bowl game projections
CNN

AP bowl projections
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Strong shooting lifts ECU over VCU
Richmond Times Dispatch

December 2, 2009
Cold Moon
Special Education Day
Special Kids Day
UN International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

From Bonesville.net
-Bradsher
: The Bradsher Beat
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Coach watch takes a back seat for a week

Talk FM: Monday Night Quarterback
Talk FM: Talk of the Town (Brian Colligan)

From ecupirates.com
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ECU And Charlotte Renew Rivalry Wednesday
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ECU Looks To Extend Win Streak Against VCU
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Lady Pirates Set Promotions For VCU Game
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Soccer Honored For Academic Work

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Keenum returns to Dowdy-Ficklen
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Minges hosting battle of unbeatens tonight
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Pirates looking to keep winning ways
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Game won't alter parade's start time

From the Kinston Free Press
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Complete turnaround
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Pirates visit Charlotte to end road stretch
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SMU, UCF accept bowl bids

ECU to face a tough challenge
Charlotte Observer

Houston-East Carolina Preview
SportingNews.com

From the Houston Chronicle
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UH eager to play C-USA title game in lions' den
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UH plans to discuss extending Sumlin's contract
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UH notebook- Coach Sumlin salutes the fans

Updated bowl game projections
SI.com

Notre Dame- A Coaching Candidate Flying Under the Radar
Bleacher Report

From charlotte49ers.com
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Peter Rabbit Highlight Dec. 2 Showdown with ECU
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Game Notes

December 1, 2009
C-USA Championship Ticket Order Deadline
World Aids Day
Day With(out) Art
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Annual Lighting
Rosa Parks Day
Anniversary - Playboy

From Bonesville.net
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Bailey: From the Anchor Desk
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Getting it done with Bubbas

BVL Audio: Skip Holtz Game Week Press Luncheon
-Talk FM
: Talk of the Town (Coats for Kids)

From ecupirates.com
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Holtz' Weekly Press Quotes
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Pirate Gameday Central
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Hartman Takes Home C-USA Weekly Honor
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C-USA Championship Ticket Information
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Gamecock Invitational Is ECU's Fastest Meet Of The Year

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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C-USA championship game a hot ticket
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Holtz- 'Empty the chamber'

From The East Carolinian
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ECU clinches East Division title with 25-20 win over Southern Miss
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Pirates' victory over Southern Miss a turning point in program's history
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C-USA Championship ticket information
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Lady Pirates continue hot start to the season

East Carolina ready for clash with No. 18 Houston
Washington Daily News

Senior send-off
New Bern Sun Journal

From the Kinston Free Press
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ECU looks forward to home title game
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ECU’s Hartman honored by league

Holtz has ECU on brink of another first
Greensboro News & Record (AP)

Titans' Johnson speeding along the fast track
Washington Times

Chan's the man- Lines that make you go hmm..
Covers

 

December 31, 2009

For football coaches, no simple way to define abuse
Birmingham News

From the Houston Chronicle
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Leach makes dumb move in the wrong era
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ESPN acquires, will broadcast Texas Bowl

Chick-fil-A Bowl preview- Go time for Tech
Roanoke Times

Points may be tough to come by in Tech vs. Tenn.
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Beating Hokies in bowl enough for Vols coach
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Confident Tribe gets ACC double with win over Maryland
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Another bowl season, more ACC struggles
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Nebraska routs Arizona in soggy Holiday Bowl
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Tar Heels win but lack focus
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Lowe likes balanced scoring
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Cincy upsets UConn
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Three Canes make Olympics teams

From the Charlotte Observer
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Thanks, guys, for a memorable decade
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Muhammad says career won't end Sunday
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Bargnani, Bosh take down Bobcats
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Idaho stuns Bowling Green 43-42 in H-Bowl
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Virginia Tech stops Charlotte's rally

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Legion Field brings back memories for Spurrier
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Tommy Bowden works bowl game in Baghdad

Big Stretch- Wake Forest will play tough Richmond
Winston Salem Journal

December 30, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Canes find a formula
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Duke buries the Beach with 3s
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Wolfpack plays in a sharing mood
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ACC rookies struggle in NBA
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Heels reload for 2010
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Badgers bully speedy Canes

Why is Alabama playing for the BCS title while on NCAA probation? Let me explain
Birmingham News

UCLA ruins Temple's day, win EagleBank Bowl 30-21
Norfolk Virginian Pilot (AP)

From the Charlotte Observer
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Peppers, Williams make Pro Bowl
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Advice for Bobcats' Jackson- Play on

Don't wait for Hokies to pick coach-in-waiting
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Clemson's blueprint for the future seen at the very end of ‘09
Greenville (SC) News

Tigers survive major scare from South Carolina State
Anderson Independent

Mike Leach sues to try to rejoin Texas Tech for bowl
Houston Chronicle

December 29, 2009

Meyer's all-in approach a theme among college football coaches
USA Today

Texas Tech suspends football coach Leach
   Defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill will serve as interim coach for the game.
Houston Chronicle

Off-season full of uncertainty for Cats
  Who will be on the UK sideline for the season opener at Louisville on Sept. 4?
Lexington Herald-Leader

Virginia Tech football notebook- Beamer- Practices going well
Roanoke Times

Two vie for job at corner to replace Virgil at Tech
Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

For Florida State, a time of reflection and preparation for the future
Orlando Sentinel

From the Charlotte Observer
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Sources- Panthers will not fire Fox
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Holy Cowher! Panthers see Fox in hand as a keeper
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Notes- Smith surgery successful
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Bobcats stuff Bucks with solid 'D'

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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UNCCH pulls one out
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Staal powers Canes' victory

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Spurrier invites Meyer to tee it up
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Five questions facing Clemson for 2010 season

Wake, Aminu block UNCG
Greensboro News-Record

December 28, 2009

From the Charlotte Observer
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Stewart's record day fuels Panthers' Giant blowout
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Notebook- Steve Smith breaks arm on TD catch

From the Gainesville Sun
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Meyer expects to be leading Gators in '10
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Players changed Meyer's mind
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Gator fans breathe sigh of relief

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Urban Meyer expects to return in '10
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First Billy Donovan flip-flops about leaving UF and now Urban Meyer, too
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Urban Meyer details- Constant chest pains scared him

From the Birmingham News
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Meyer shows his priority after all
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A theory on Urban Meyer's flip-flop

Beamer can relate to Meyer's decision
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Tigers finish on a high in chilly Nashville with Music City Bowl win
Anderson Independent

Clemson snaps three-game bowl losing streak with a 21-13 victory over Kentucky.
Greenville (SC) News

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Music masters
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Spiller turns Swinney’s winning path into fast track
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Last trip to Legion Field nothing to yell about

WVU in no-win situation?
Charleston (WV) Gazette

CAA in position to make postseason noise again
Wilmington Star News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Harrow offers a preview
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Canes hope to add more numbers

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
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Chick-fil-A Bowl storylines- Defense could be story in Atlanta
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Cowboys beat Redskins 17-0 to clinch playoff spot

Confident Hosley ready for larger role
Roanoke Times

Hite is (happily) still a Hokie
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

USC emerges as top football program of decade
Houston Chronicle

Will Contraction Lead to Smart Expansion in the Sun Belt Conference?
Bleacher Report

December 27, 2009

From the Charlotte Observer
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Tar Heels fall short in Meineke -- again
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Performance par for the course
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Say good-bye to Peppers
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Stewart's ready to run through pain on game day
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Bobcats' road troubles hit Oklahoma City

Pitt's final drive buries Tar Heels
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Gainesville Sun
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Meyer resigns for health reasons
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Meyer- 'I have to focus on my health'

Florida's Meyer to resign after bowl
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Birmingham News
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The Hot Corner- Timing right for Urban Meyer exit
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Can Florida find a coach to measure up to Meyer and stand up to Saban?
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Meyer's resignation makes Alabama's domination more likely
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Saban calls Meyer a 'great person as well as a great coach'

Who won't & Who will be Florida's next coach
Bleacher Report

Bowden looks back on career heading into final game
Times-West Virginian

From the Anderson Independent
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Breaking down the Music City Bowl
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Swinney confident that motivated Tigers will show up against Kentucky

UK seniors one win away from perfect bowl record
Louisville Courier-Journal

Motivation suspect in Music City Bowl
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Gameday preview- Clemson vs Kentucky
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Morris- C.J. Spiller finishes a family dream
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Knight is much the same as Calipari

A tale of two Bristols- Hokies vs. the Vols
Roanoke Times

For Midshipmen seniors, life more than New Year's Eve bowl
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

It`s time for Mountain West to get BCS due
Daily Camera

December 26, 2009

Two teams who had big hopes tangle in Charlotte bowl game
Gaston Gazette

Bowl win would be big for Davis, Wannstedt
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Bowl win would be progress for UNCCH
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Pack had answer for Panthers, Tar Heels
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Laviolette, Leighton returning to RBC

From the Charlotte Observer
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Businesses savor bowl fan dollars
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Williams doubtful for Panthers
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What would help Bobcats win on the road? Swagger

Cavs tabbed No. 3 in poll
Charlottesville Daily Progress

Spiller's impact goes beyond playing field
Anderson Independent

From the Birmingham News
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RIP, New Year's Day bowl games
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On TV- Busy week for bowls

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Today's bowl games- Info, who to watch, more
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Plenty at stake for Tigers in bowl
-
Decade Debate- For USC, 1980s or 2000s?

Seasonal gift offered for a new college football playoff structure
Greenville (SC) News

The perfect dash of color
Roanoke Times

December 25, 2009

From the Charlotte Observer
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Delhomme- Injury to right knuckle
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LeMay, Clowney snag top All-Observer honors

NASCAR could use a jolly old elf tonight
Birmingham News

December 24, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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ACC, Big East renew bowl ties
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Heels' Austin elevates game
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Wolfpack's Bible goes home from hospital
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Arizona nips Pack on last-second layup
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Canes dealt another hard-to-digest loss
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Picking the bowls dadgummed tough

ODU shuts down Charlotte's 7-0 streak, 81-48
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

From the Charlotte Observer
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49ers hammered at Old Dominion
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Jarrett's status a reflection of stats
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Moore- Playing for home team has its perks
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NBC and Favre- Too cozy?
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Chandler out with injury

From the Winston Salem Journal
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Panthers are in a pickle about Peppers- Carolina facing tough decision after season
Tightfisted- Fans saving money by picking TV over tickets

Sentinel exclusive- Florida Gators fast on the field and in their cars
Orlando Sentinel

Florida State and Oklahoma sign up for Pacific Institute classes used by Crimson Tide
Birmingham News

TCU's Patterson named AP Coach of the Year
Houston Chronicle

Bowl game provides instant replay against Iowa
Columbia (SC)
State

From the Roanoke Times
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Hokies' Virgil will miss bowl
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Chick-fil-A Bowl a sellout

UNCG basketball game moved back to campus
Greensboro News-Record

Hunter’s No. 17 jersey becoming a special Clemson cause
Anderson Independent

December 23, 2009

News Flash- Hauck to take over at UNLV
Yahoo! Sports

Debacle leaves Skins in disarray
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Young Canes keep earning ice time
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Redskins' Zorn under fire after embarrassing loss to Giants
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Is this Duke team better?

From the Charlotte Observer
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Henry's fiancee- He changed my life
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Charlotte jumps struggling Detroit
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Tar Heels receiver's route aimed at records

From the Greenville (SC) News
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Tigers’ Kevin Steele sees much good on defense
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Nashville welcomes visitors to Music City
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Oliver Purnell, Tigers respect 10-1 Catamounts

Hall leads BYU past Oregon State in Las Vegas Bowl
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

December 22, 2009

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Bowl workouts a benefit
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Rangers edge Canes
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Pack's Smith will sit
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Let's talk about officials
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Marshall at No. 10 UNCCH men
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Kentucky wins 2,000th game

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
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Rout of inept Redskins helps N.Y. in playoff race
-Storm keeps U.Va. from hosting foe from the CAA

Tar Heels' Boyd finishing up outstanding freshman year with bowl game
Gaston Gazette

The Age of Excellence- JJ Arrington, the stepping stone
Signal

Macon native Hatcher takes over at Murray State University
Macon Telegraph

Exclusive- Bowden recalls his days at West Virginia
Beckley Register-Herald

The CFN 2009 Music City Bowl Preview - Clemson vs. Kentucky
College Football News

William and Mary defensive coordinator Shoop named FCS coordinator of the year
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Charlotte Observer
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Johnson wins male athlete of year
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Peppers revs his motor against Vikings
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Shrine Bowl to be replayed three times on ESPNU

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Baseball choice weighs on Parker's future
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Sarge Frye Field prepped for demolition
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Spiller stands alone as decade's top Tiger
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Men's pregame- Clemson vs. Western Carolina
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Tigers will offer scholarship to player who had stroke
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'Bama trying to ignore championship-game 'clutter'

Subplots abound for Tech
Roanoke Times

December 21, 2009

From the Charlotte Observer
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Panthers stun Vikings with big plays, defense
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Game changes perception of Moore
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Bobcats lose game; 2 key players in pain
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Doherty makes peace with UNC-CH family
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49ers use late run, win
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Heels star aims to be a hometown hero
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Preps- N.C. wins Shrine Bowl
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Notes- Fisher's deal at FSU rich in incentives
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College Football's Second Season

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
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A Giant must-win situation vs. Skins
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Thrilling end to record day

Hatcher set to take over at Murray State
Macon Telegraph

UC's Quinn named Buffalo coach
Cincinnati Enquirer

Lack Of Football Vision Is Killing The Big East.
Bleacher Report

Mountaineers meet Seminoles in Bowden's final game
Huntington Herald Dispatch

From the Birmingham News
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Papajohns.com Bowl- Gamecocks, Huskies come to town on a high note
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GMAC Bowl- Troy-Central Michigan a matchup of gunslingers
-Outback Bowl- Tigers face running QB turned passer

When Roy Williams stops making sense
Greensboro News-Record

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Demon Deacons put away Pack
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Horns muscle Heels
-
Staal still hoping to shoot for gold

Can NASCAR recover?
Roanoke Times

December 18, 2009

From the Charlotte Observer
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NFL's Chris Henry dies after Charlotte accident
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Gamecocks flood Sunday Night game
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Shrine Bowl missing something? FBS coaches
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Danica takes the NASCAR stage

Weekend Forecast- Predicting the title game and the other 33 bowls
USA Today

Bowl Rankings- Rating all 34, from Pasadena to pizza
CBSSports.com

3,000 Clemson bowl tickets still unsold
Greenville (SC) News

Bowl Playoff Series
Examiner.com

Big East keeps wary eye on Big Ten expansion picture
Providence Journal

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Wolfpack squeaks by Elon
-
Tiger Woods let us down, but he's no John Edwards
-
San Jose St. picks Duke Assistant MacIntyre

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Garcia more focused for this year's bowl
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Spiller completes his unlikely Clemson journey by earning a degree in sociology

Bruce Allen hired as new Redskins GM after Cerrato quits
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Talley brings football success to hoops-crazy Villanova
Billings Gazette

December 17, 2009

From the Charlotte Observer
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Bengals wide receiver injured in Charlotte wreck
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Agent- Henry 'battling for life'
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Schwartz gets tough test in 1st start
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Pistol Pete left mark on Charlotte
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Bobcats' rally falls 1 shot short

Report- Mike Paulus transferring from UNCCH to William and Mary
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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O'Brien peeved at Davis
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'Nice to get the win'

From the Greensboro News & Record
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Wake gets the inside track on UNCW
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Tar Heels suspend freshman after State altercation

Jones to coach Cincinnati, but not in Sugar Bowl
NOLA.com

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Clemson win boosts Papa John's ticket sales
-Gamecocks come to life late to defeat Spiders

Willis denies report he will de-commit from Tennessee
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

From the Winston Salem Journal
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One Last Shot- Yates, Tar Heels' QB, plans to quiet his critics in bowl
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Senior leads Deacs to win
-Edwards honored again

What's up with Doc gone?
Charleston (WV) Gazette

December 16, 2009

Bearcats pick Jones
   The Enquirer confirms that Jones and East Carolina's Skip Holtz both interviewed for the job with UC's athletic director, with Jones emerging as the frontrunner.
Cincinnati.com

Big Ten sets off the raid sirens
Charleston (WV) Gazette

What If...Mizzou had joined the Big Ten in 1996- (Part One)
Rock M Nation (blog)

Kiffin insists Vols are obeying NCAA rules
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Swinney, Tigers say motivation won’t be a Music City issue
Anderson Independent

Spurrier not a fan of Wolford's move
Columbia (SC)
State

Saints reward fans for patience 30 years ago
New Orleans Times Picayune

Duke routs Gardner-Webb 113-68
Durham Herald-Sun

Wake doesn't mind trips to the mid-majors
Wilmington Star-News

From the Winston-Salem Journal
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Maynor, 40, introduced as Winston-Salem State's football coach
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Reserve lineman for UNCCH suspended

Roy likes crazy fans?
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Charlotte Observer
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Cold Bobcats Flip switch
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Panthers' Otah to miss rest of season
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Delhomme back in lineup- Fox leaves door open

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
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Is it Steel curtains?
   William and Mary grad, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is determined to reverse his team's stunning five-game losing streak.
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Redskins' Portis says he could be done in D.C.

Yes, six first-team AP All-Americans from one school is a record
Birmingham News

NCAA hoping to get tough on concussions
Greensboro News-Record

Clemson's Korn getting his transfer plan in order
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

December 15, 2009

From the Columbia (SC) State
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Tough times for Clemson bowl ticket sales
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Wolford's departure could impact recruiting
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Horn locked up through 2015; extension OK'd for Spurrier

From the Roanoke Times
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Foster agrees to new deal
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Make it 5 straight

News Flash- Cincy's next move
Yahoo! Sports

Report- Butch Jones to interview for Cincinnati football coaching job
Cincinnati.com

From the Winston-Salem Journal
-Chins Up- Despite loss, ASU had strong season
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Rams pick head coach

From the Tampa Tribune
-
USF's Leavitt strongly denies report he struck player
-
Review is needed in wake of accusations

New Kansas coach Turner Gill adds Carl Torbush, Chuck Long as coordinators
Birmingham News

From the Charlotte Observer
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Patriots question Panthers, not Moss
-
Applaud 49ers for seizing football opportunity

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-
Claim, not coach, irks evicted fan
-
Ol' Roy was just feeling a bit bored

Blowout- Canes entrenched as NHL's worst
Greensboro News-Record

December 14, 2009

Booker brothers take over as Clemson rips Furman, 82-53
Spartanburg Herald-Journal (AP)

Booker brothers help Tigers blast Furman
Anderson Independent

Younger Petrino likely to be named Illini coordinator
The State Journal-Register

From the Winston Salem Journal
-
Surging Ahead- Deacons flatten Phoenix
-
Coming Up Short- Edwards' career didn't finish way many envisioned

OL coach Wolford expected to leave
Columbia (SC)
State

Redskins sack any comeback
Roanoke Times

Lackluster Sunday drops Panthers to 5-8
Charlotte Observer

Sweet sixcess for UVA soccer
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

December 13, 2009

From the Kansas City Star
-
Buffalo's Turner Gill will be Kansas' next football coach
-
Turner Gill has to win me over

Gill leaving UB for Kansas
Buffalo News

Montana holds off ASU in FCS semifinal
Watauga Democrat

All over for ASU - Apps' rally comes up short in loss to Grizzlies
Winston Salem Journal

From the Charlotte Observer
-
Nowitzki jumper sinks Charlotte
-
Will the Panthers, Fox make a deal?
-
49ers mix it up in rout of Gardner-Webb
-
W. Carolina topples power Louisville

Gator Bowl 'fortunate' to host Bowden farewell
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-
Zips, Cavaliers battle for Cup today
-
Wolfpack overcomes slow start
-
UNCCH rolls without Ginyard
-
He puts on his game face for Raleigh
-
Midshipmen make it eight straight

It's Ingram, it's history, it's a first Heisman Trophy winner for Crimson Tide
Birmingham News

Heisman popularity contest has no role for involvement of journalists
Greenville (SC) News

Tribe's defeat to Villanova stings after historic season
Hampton Roads Daily Press

December 12, 2009

Temple's Golden may interview in Cincinnati
Philadelphia Inquirer

KU's Perkins trying to end rumors about offer to Harbaugh
Kansas City Star

Dominoes stopped falling Friday in KU search
Topeka Capital Journal

Coaching carousel update- FSU finds its new defensive coordinator at another UA
Mobile Press Register

USC assistants draw interest of FCS schools
Columbia (SC)
State

Mountaineers, Griz Battle for Trip to Chattanooga
ASU Appalachian Mountaineers

Villanova ends W&M's season 14-13 in FCS semifinal
Hampton Roads Daily Press

William & Mary lets 10-0 lead slip away in second half
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

2009 Army vs. Navy Fearless Prediction
College Football News

WFU's Tucker leaves team
Winston-Salem Journal

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-
Caps edge Canes
-
Horner a leader of the Pack

From the Charlotte Observer
-
Bobcats rally vs. Spurs, go stone cold in 4th
-
UNCC trustees keep football drive alive
-
Paper Trail- Renderings of football stadium
-
Lots of steps remain before football launches

December 11, 2009

From the Charlotte Observer
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Presents never stop during bowl season
-
Task for Sunday- Points and lots of them 
-
Bobcats work on identity
-
That was quick- USC gives Horn a raise
-
Key UNC Charlotte football vote tomorrow
-
BoT donates $1.6 million toward 49ers football
-
ASU QB's goal- Win Saturday, graduate Sunday

Moore remembers 2000 Montana game
Watauga Democrat

Tribe eager for second shot at Villanova, trip to FCS championship
Hampton Roads Daily Press

ND picks Cincy's Kelly to lead Irish
ESPN

2009 Bowl gifts to participants
sportsbusinessjournal.com

Spurrier zings Edsall with Notre Dame punchline
Columbia (SC)
State

From the Roanoke Times
-
Tickets going quickly for Virginia Tech's Chick-fil-A Bowl against Tennessee
-
London tweaking UVa football staff

Western Carolina tops Campbell, 66-59
Fayetteville Observer

December 10, 2009

From the SportingNews.com
-
Not all college coaching jobs are built for success
-
Notre Dame reportedly interested in UConn's Edsall

College coaching carousel update
   East Carolina's Skip Holtz and Central Michigan's Butch Jones are two coaches who have quietly expressed their interest in the job if it (UC job) comes open....The new hot name is Skip Holtz, who is seemingly tossing his name out to any BCS school opening.
NewOrleans.Com

Fair is foul, and foul is fair
Cincinnati.com

Cards can soar again, Strong declares
Louisville Courier-Journal

From the Columbia (SC) State
-
Florida assistant Strong heading to Louisville
-
The Korn Story will end with a transfer

Cavs’ new coach called ''charismatic” and ''a great guy’’
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-
College season a real snoozer
-
Devils deny Canes

From the Charlotte Observer
-
Bobcats seek to end collapses on road
-
For Moore, job is all about trust
-
Smith says he'd "probably get in trouble" if he spoke out about passing game
-
Amato not ready to stop coaching, friends say
-
Patrick unveils No. 7 Nationwide car

6 violations reported since Lane Kiffin took over as Tennessee coach
Greenville (SC) News

Willis- Hostesses did not influence commitment to UT
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Batten- The penalty that needs reviewing
Fayetteville Observer

Baseball- 2010 Schedule Announced
West Virginia University Mountaineers

UNCG signs 12 baseball players in early period
Greensboro News-Record

From ESPN
-
Season wrap-up- Virginia Tech
-UNCCH has early lead for Watch List WR Brent
  Duke, East Carolina and South Carolina also have stepped up with offers.

Gator Bowl adds seats for Bowden's finale
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Birmingham News
-
Auburn ticket sales exceed Outback Bowl allotment...and Tigers want to sell more
-
House panel passes bill on football playoff; NCAA talking about expanding NCAA Tournament again

Texas coach Brown gets new $5 million deal
Houston Chronicle

December 9, 2009

N.C.A.A. Scrutiny Seen on Tennessee’s Recruiting
  “You don’t want to go to a college where they ain’t pretty,”
New York Times

Intriguing BCS matchups add sizzle to uninspiring college bowl season
CNN

From the Fayetteville Observer
-
Batten's ballots- Revealing college football picks
-
Bowden not apologizing for bowl bid

Unbeatens in “so what” game
Arkansas News

Perkins did it his way
Lawrence Journal World

Get to Know a Coaching Candidate- Skip Holtz
Rock Chalk Talk (blog)

Ole Miss coach Nutt not coming to KU
Kansas City Star

Maturi won't stop Brewster if he wants to seek another job
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Ranking the bowl games
al.com

From the Charlotte Observer
-
Jackson propels Bobcats
-
Panthers' safety wreaking havoc again
-
Waiting for Panthers- 4 of NFL's best teams
-
Fox praises Moore, will wait to name starter
-
Patrick's ready to 'rock the world'
-
Mountaineers prepping for Montana noise

Mountaineers ready to hit road
Winston Salem Journal

It's a bird, it's a dog ... W&M announces five mascot finalists
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Three decades of excellence for Laycock
William and Mary News

New Campus PD Reality Show Features UC Wednesday
Cincinnati.com

London quickly gets 1st recruit
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Tigers, Gamecocks inching ahead but still coming up short
Greenville (SC) News

Report- Murray State eyeing USC's Beamer
Columbia (SC)
State

December 8, 2009

Ranking the bowl matchups
rivals.com

How the coaches voted in their poll
al.com

From the Roanoke Times
-
Cavaliers get their man- Virginia introduces Mike London as football coach
-
Hokies learn of UT-Tech rivalry

London to emphasize state recruiting at U.Va.
Richmond Times Dispatch

U.Va. hires Richmond's London as head football coach
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-
London reconnecting at U.Va.
-
Slow-starting William and Mary reaches FCS national semifinals

From the Charlotte Observer
-
Nebraska tackle Suh wins Bronko Nagurski Award
-
Report- Patrick reaches NASCAR deal
-
Newest Bobcat's got your back - always
-
Waiting for Panthers- 4 of NFL's best teams
-
Freshman shine in 49ers win at Louisville
-
Mountaineers edge Terriers, 77-76

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-
Wolfpack, Marines team up for children
-
RBC tough to fill for Pack
-
Canes end road slump
-
Auburn beats Virginia on tip-in
-
Bowden's bow-out tops list

Surprising loss needed to gain perspective
Independent Florida Alligator

From the Anderson Independent
-
Spiller left off list of five Heisman Trophy finalists
-
Tigers tumble down ACC bowl ladder to Music City matchup with Kentucky

Sister of Duke's Dawkins killed in car crash
Durham Herald-Sun

Option abounds as USC's best chance to win
Columbia (SC) State

December 7, 2009

From the Charlotte Observer
-
Tar Heels accept Meineke Bowl invite
-
Panthers' defense keep Bucs seeing red

From the Roanoke Times
-
Mike London likely pick for UVa head football coach
-
Hokies accept bid to play in Chick-fil-A

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
-
Report- UVA to announce new head football coach
-
Redskins- If Zorn lost this one, he had plenty of help

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-
A clear picture
-
UNCCH women win soccer title

Notre Dame coaching search doesn't get any clearer
Chicago Tribune

FSU to face West Virginia in Bowden's finale
Sports Network

WVU glad to face former coach in Gator Bowl
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

From the Birmingham News
-
UConn coming to Papajohns.com Bowl
-
Sun Belt champion Troy accepts GMAC Bowl bid

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-
Saints give Skins swift kick
-
Florida, Cincinnati paired up for tussle

USC will face UConn in bowl game
Columbia (SC) State

We're not on BCS's short list
Greensboro News-Record

December 6, 2009

From the Anderson Independent
-
Georgia Tech grinds past Clemson in ACC title game thriller
-
Spiller hobbled, but keeps grinding out yards, big plays for Clemson
-
Clemson, USC renew rivalry on the hardwood

From the Houston Chronicle
-
Texas edges Nebraska 13-12 to win Big 12 title
-
Nebraska coaches blast refs after Big 12 title loss

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-
Heels run into Wall
-
Duke goes inside to defeat St. John's
-
Pack savors big road win over Marquette
-
Wake Forest wins at No. 17 Gonzaga
-
Appalachian gets revenge on Richmond
-
Canes close the deal

Turner Gill is reportedly lead candidate for Kansas coaching job
SportingNews.com

Bob Stoops rules out Notre Dame coaching job
Chicago Tribune

WVU continues to own Rutgers
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Repeat for Bearcats
Cincinnati Enquirer

From the Charlotte Observer
-
49ers rain 3-pointers to upset No. 20 Louisville
-
Crossroads led Moore to the NFL
-
Felton completes Bobcats comeback

December 5, 2009

Tigers, Jackets chase elusive ACC title
Anderson Independent

From the Columbia (SC) State
-
Ring's the thing, not last week
-
That's the ticket- Perfect rematch is here

From the Houston Chronicle
-
This time, Texas controls its national title destiny
-Notre Dame takes itself out of bowl consideration

From the Charlotte Observer
-
Central Michigan beats Ohio 20-10 for MAC title
-
Bobcats help lift Nets to 1-18

UNCW basketball beginning road to CAA redemption
Wilmington Star-News

Researchers say NCAA needs head-injury rules
Raleigh News & Observer

N.C. State's Baker wins Piccolo Award
Fayetteville Observer

Mountaineers & Spiders again
Winston Salem Journal

Mountaineers, Spiders Meet Again in Quarterfinals
ASU Appalachian Mountaineers

US players think World Cup draw favorable
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

December 4, 2009

From the Columbia (SC) State
-
ACC Championship- Best forecast- Good luck
-
USC could face ranked team in bowl

Week 14 Fearless Predictions - Champ. Week
College Football News

uconn football notebook- Edsall not talking about Notre Dame job
Greenwich Time

Perkins has many options for next coach
Kansas.com

Mangino, Kansas part ways
Columbia Daily Tribune

Herrion brothers taking sibling matchup in stride
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Students plan to rush field at football game, Pitt officials warn of consequences
University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News

Notre Dame, UCLA may consider eaglebank Bowl
Washington Business Journal

Here is what you want if you desire a playoff
Independent Florida Alligator

From the Charlotte Observer
-
Against 0-18 Nets, Bobcats don't want to be the 1
-
Hofstra votes to drop football
-
LeMay being compared to Leak, one of state's best
-
Concussions swaying hard-headed NFL players

Real Heisman winners don't wear Crocs
Birmingham News

Q&A with former Clemson football coach Danny Ford
Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Independence Bowl likely next for 6-6 Texas A&M
Houston Chronicle

Officials recommend extension for USC coach Steve Spurrier
Greenville (SC) News

UNC-CH's Davis is out on the recruiting trail
Durham Herald-Sun

December 3, 2009

From the Charlotte Observer
-
Observations- 49ers 'Black Out' a success
-
All signs point to Moore at QB

Former NFL punter lives the sweet life
Salisbury Post

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-
Tar Heels lose most in bowl shuffle
-
Devils' run ends
-
Whitfield getting ready for new job

Did The ACC Cause Bobby Bowden's Demise?
Newsradio 620

Nebraska can make a mess of BCS
The Associated Press

Trying to make sense out of WVU bowl picture
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Illinois stuns Clemson
Anderson Independent

ACC Notes- Not the best way to advertise
Columbia (SC) State

U.Va. must wonder if it should have hired W & M's Laycock in 2000
Hampton Roads Daily Press

December 2, 2009

From the Charlotte Observer
-
Niners find lane better than arc
-
Heels start hot, topple Spartans
-
Wolfpack's cold start leads to first loss
-
Deacons' turnovers costly in defeat
-
Duke starts with capital D
-
Bobcats frustrates Brown in loss
-
Charlotte bowl scene is 'clearly blurred'

From the Greenville (SC) News
-
Championships and rivalries don’t always go hand-in-hand
-
FSU- Bowden wants to return as FSU football head coach for 2010

Retired coach Bowden's legacy remembered
  East Carolina head coach Skip Holtz was one of those people. Bowden gave Holtz his first college job as a graduate assistant at Florida State.
Fayetteville Observer

From the Raleigh News & Observer
-
Bowden bows out
-
Canes lose Corvo

From the Columbia (SC) State
-
Swinney- A championship lasts forever
-
Spurrier shows his support for Clemson
-
Gamecocks bound for Birmingham
-
Spurrier in line for extension

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
-
Potential U.Va. coaches say little as search begins for Groh's replacement
-
Laycock on Virginia- 'Never say never'
-
Better record and ranking, but no ACC title make it difficult to compare Hokies of 2008-09

SEC bowl lineup is unofficially set
Birmingham News

Reports- Tech, Vols invited to Chick-Fil-A bowl
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Another Music City Bowl for Cats?
Louisville Courier-Journal

December 1, 2009

Who's next? Breaking down the list of contenders for BCS openings
si.com

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
-
Wake's Grobe, 2 ex-Cavs aides cited as Groh successor
-
Groh's successor faces daunting task

Virginia's coaching search begins
Roanoke Times

Bobby Bowden to retire- Say it ain't so
Birmingham News

Notre Dame fires Weis after 5 seasons
Houston Chronicle

From the Charlotte Observer
-
Broken finger adds to Delhomme's woes
-
Panthers' Jon Beason denies assault charge

Tigers look ahead to ACC title game
Greenville (SC) News

From the Columbia (SC) State
-
USC, SEC bowl picture still murky
-
Morris- USC should embrace Music City bid
-
USC loses Holmes indefinitely to injury
-
Spiller's numbers aren't adding up
-
Tigers in Sunshine State of mind

From the Fayetteville Observer
-
Tar Heel bowl picture is clearing
-
N.C. State limps to the finish line in 2009

From the Winston Salem Journal
-
WFU wary of Purdue defense
-
Spartans, Heels will go at it again

Edwards a Payton Award finalist
Watauga Democrat

Brees continues to share the wealth
New Orleans Times Picayune

 

December 31, 2009

From the Houston Chronicle
-
Bowl rematch finds Cougars on fast track under Sumlin
-
UH Notebook- Beall looks forward to Falcons, new year
-
Rice Notebook- Braun pleased by growth on court

Bowl Preview Capsules
SportingNews.com

Houston looks for another boost against Air Force
Shreveport Times

Houston quarterback Case Keenum proved the doubters wrong
Belleville News Democrat

Keenum, Cougars already looking to 2010
Abilene Reporter-News

Dec. 30 Men's Basketball Recap
conferenceusa.com

UAB drops a 72-63 decision on the road to Virginia
Birmingham News

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-
Jones' stress-buster- family
-
Only one big hole left to fill on MU staff
-
Cronin returns to Marshall
-
Admissions exemptions aid athletes

Holliday draws on Florida in latest hire
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Holliday hires assistant from The Citadel
Charleston (WV)
Gazette

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-
Tigers-Vols rivalry endures, but lacks hype of recent games
-
For now, Vols have edge on Tigers

From the Orlando Sentinel
-
Poor shooting haunts Knights, who fall 61-51 to Jacksonville
-
Former UCF quarterback Kyle Israel arrested on DUI charge

Eagles make short work of NAIA foe Southern Miss 87, Dillard 55
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Men's basketball- SMU 71, Army 63
Dallas Morning News

N.C. A&T a big easy for Tulane at home
Greensboro News-Record

December 30, 2009

From the Houston Chronicle
-
Former walk-ons Mercer, Cavness give UH a boost
-
UH Notebook- Beall looks forward to Falcons, new year
-
UH goes down in shootout against Lousiana Tech

Houston (10-3) vs. Air Force (7-5)
Charlotte Observer

Ramsey- Houston's Keenum proving his doubters wrong
Colorado Springs Gazette

Hamrick is swinging for the fences
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Doherty felt 'dirty'
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Hattiesburg American
-
Top sports story of 2009- USM baseball
-
Fans fell in love with USM baseball team
-
Eagles hope to rebound vs. Dillard

UCF Basketball Preview- Knights vs. Jacksonville
Orlando Sentinel

UTEP Miners fly past Air Force
El Paso Times

December 29, 2009

Dec. 28 Men's Basketball Recap
conferenceusa.com

From the Houston Chronicle
-
Houston QB Keenum's NFL status remains unchanged
-
Urban Meyer's about face restores order at UH

From the Birmingham News
-
UAB's recruiting class blew up, but its team has taken off
-
UAB doesn't make the Top 25 in the coaches poll

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-
Herd's new hires will bring back entertaining offense
-
Ratliff, Cassity will remain on football staff

Holliday retains two coaches
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

Herd slips past Troy
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Outside shooting propels Memphis Tigers to victory over IUPUI
Memphis Commercial Appeal

UTEP men's basketball team rolls past Norfolk St.
El Paso Times

December 28, 2009

Saying goodbye to a disappointing decade
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-
Bowl win marks the beginning of a new era
-
Marshall looking for road win against Troy

Falcons may go to the air in Armed Forces Bowl
Colorado Springs Gazette

From conferenceusa.com
-
Cougars Arrive In Fort Worth
-
Marshall Wins Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
-
SMU Mustangs are 2009 Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl Champs!

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-
Pastner feeling his way through first year
-
The year in Memphis sports- Take it or leave it
-
Tiger foe's coach puts his best foot forward to assist charity

Loss fueled Tulane's win streak
New Orleans Times Picayune

UTEP Miners men's basketball- Sun Bowl tournament tips off tonight
El Paso Times

December 27, 2009

Marshall holds on to beat Ohio in Pizza Bowl
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-
Marshall wins Pizza Bowl
-
Holliday could not have liked what he saw
-
Ward wins MVP with two scores
-
Holliday expected to name Petersen, Legg as assistants
-
At Pizza Bowl, Thomas 1st woman to officiate bowl
-
Landon grades the Herd
-
Hanshew awards game balls
-
Marshall returns to bowl game glory

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-
Herd the hard way
-
All in all, a positive Detroit experience for Marshall
-
Marshall-Ohio statistics

Instant Analysis - Marshall Wins Pizza Pizza
College Football News

The CFN 2009 Armed Forces Bowl Preview - Air Force vs. Houston
College Football News

Not a good week for Golden Eagles
Hattiesburg American

December 26, 2009

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-
Herd embraces chance at bowl
-
Expect to see Marshall blow out the Bobcats
-
Points to ponder
-
MU Basketball Notebook- Lutz's shooting could use some Christmas cheer

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-
Players want to win bowl for assistants
-
Marshall tight end Smith won't rule out NFL

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-
New take on an old rivalry
-
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl capsule

Report- Wyatt leaving USM
Hattiesburg American

From the Dallas Morning News
-
Turning point- Bowl win adds to optimism building at SMU
-
SMU's Padron gives June Jones another prolific passer
-
Nevada has no answer for SMU firepower

Elijah Millsap follows family dream playing basketball for UAB Blazers
Birmingham News

Where his heart is
Tulsa World

December 25, 2009

Horse power- SMU routs Nevada in Hawaii Bowl, 45-10
Dallas Morning News

SMU dominates Nevada in return to postseason
Fort Worth Star Telegram (AP)

Hot Corner- Only thing missing at UAB's Bartow Arena was TV
Birmingham News

Slump has Sallie suggesting that Pastner put him on bench
Memphis Commercial Appeal

COMING FRIDAY- Paul Smith returns to TU
Tulsa World

December 24, 2009

Walking in Memphis
Salt Lake Tribune

From the Dallas Morning News
-
In taking SMU to bowl, June Jones proves he's right man for the job
-
SMU has experienced bowl droughts, but not this long

Hawaii Bowl Central
smumustangs.com

The CFN 2009 Hawaii Bowl Preview - SMU vs. Nevada
College Football News

Hawaii Bowl
AthlonSports.com

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-
Marshall back in Motown
-
Thundering Herd to play Pizza Bowl following prescription from Dr. Lou
-
Smith's NFL audition

Herd likes the home of the NFL's Lions
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

Herd defense looking for vindication
Charleston (WV) Gazette

North Florida stuns Golden Eagles
Hattiesburg American

A case of the holiday blues- North Florida upsets cold-shooting Southern Miss
Hattiesburg American

Southern Miss' 2010 success will depend a lot on defensive improvement
Mobile Press Register

RECRUITING- Favre schedules two more official visits
Biloxi Sun Herald

Porter taps Michigan assistant Hopson as Memphis' defensive coordinator
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Knights on pace to fill their recruiting needs
Orlando Sentinel

From the Houston Chronicle
-
Coleman, Lewis lead UH past TCU 105-81
-
Miles' 28 points lead Lamar past Rice 77-61

From the Tulsa World
-
Nevada handles, humbles Tulsa
-
TU feeling empty this bowl season
-
Q&A WITH TU FOOTBALL COACH TODD GRAHAM
-
Graham talks about handling criticism and more

UTEP Miners get breather before Sun Bowl Invitational
El Paso Times

December 23, 2009

Men's Basketball Recap
   UAB wins its 10th game in a row and second over a ranked opponent in less than a week
conferenceusa.com

UAB beats 20th ranked Butler, 67-57, at Bartow Arena
Birmingham News

Memphis Tigers romp over Southeast Missouri State, 87-57
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Heels rout Marshall
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

Tar Heels outrun Herd
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-
Herd savors chance in bowl
-
Tar Heels romp
-
Herd let Heels alter their style of play

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
-
UNCCH humbles Herd 98-61
-
Catching up with Big East, Herd bosses
-
Ohio U. likes to play takeaway

From the Dallas Morning News
-
Focused SMU not giving in to distraction
-
A long time comin'- SMU bowl berth ends a two-decade struggle

Wolf Pack Football Notebook- Poor fan support reputation hurts Nevada's bowl invites
Reno Gazette-Journal

Wolf Pack travels light
Honolulu Advertiser

Canisius shocks USM
Biloxi Sun Herald

Inspired Turner plucks Eagles with 30-point outburst
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Hattiesburg American
-
Fire around USM football heating up
-
Eagles win in Christmas tournament

From the Tulsa World
-
Huskers use TU's traits to earn win
-
Tulsa expected to gain defensive tackle

Wave makes turnovers count
New Orleans Times Picayune

Knights look ahead to 2010 after rough bowl effort
Examiner.com

December 22, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
-
Dec. 21 Men's Basketball Recap
-
C-USA Women's Basketball Notebook_Dec. 21

Around the Conference USA - Football
USA Today

UTEP Miners finish off Oklahoma Sooners, 89-74
El Paso Times

From the Houston Chronicle
-
McNeil provides rebounds in UH's rout of The Citadel
-
Yes, Coog fans, you do spell Penders with a D
-
Rice baseball ranked 11th

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
-
Marshall tackles Tar Heels
-
Herd has final home football practice before bowl

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
-
Whiteside, Pitts return home for important matchup
-
Herd should fare better than last time against UNCH

From the Beckley Register-Herald
-
Marshall visits Heels
-
Holliday has roots in wrestling

Tar Heels will give streaking Herd its first real test
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Tulane Snaps Four-game Losing Skid On the Road
NewOrleans.Com

Booker shoots Tulane past Ragin' Cajuns
New Orleans Times Picayune

Golden Eagles cruise
Jackson Clarion Ledger

USM explodes in second half to down UNO
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
-
Tigers determined to be tough act to follow after loss to UMass
-
University of Memphis preview vs. Southeast Missouri State

From the Tulsa World
-
TU looks to boost resume
-
Tulsa expected to gain defensive tackle

From the Dallas Morning News
-
SHERATON HAWAII BOWL- SMU (7-5) VS. NEVADA (8-4) 7 p.m. Thursday (ESPN)
-
Mustangs bask in hopes realized, good times on Hawaii

December 21, 2009

From the Jackson Clarion Ledger
-
MTSU rocks USM in New Orleans, 42-32
-
Hopes 'Dashed'
-
Golden Eagles can't stop Blue Raiders quarterback in crucial situations
-
Fletcher hits magic number
-
Streaking Blue Raiders hope to harness Young

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
-
Potent Blue Raiders ground Golden Eagles in N.O. Bowl
-
MTSU's Dasher a one-man show

ONE DASHING VICTORY Middle Tennessee State QB Dasher keys Blue Raiders bowl victory over Southern Miss
Biloxi Sun Herald

Hicks- Southern Miss' season comes to disappointing end
al.com

Rutgers Too Much For UCF
Bleacher Report

Whetting your appetite for the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
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New deal- Holliday contract
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Herd football remains focused on bowl game
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LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA BOWL GLANCE

From the Houston Chronicle
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Can Penders' Cougars defy the house odds?
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Bellaire product Wells leads Citadel against UH tonight
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UH men falter in last minute, lose to Mississippi State
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Rice men fall short in comeback bid at LSU, 65-61

Wearing LeVias' number inspires SMU's Chris Banjo
Dallas Morning News

December 20, 2009

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Rutgers rolls past UCF in St. Pete Bowl
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Gator fans could learn something from UCF fans
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Despite bowl loss, Knights call 2009 a success and see bright future for the program
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UCF sells its tickets to St. Pete Bowl … and then some
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UCF's BCS hopes hinge on the Big Ten

If Big Ten cuts its ranks, Big East must respond
Providence Journal

Keys to victory in the New Orleans Bowl
NOLA.com

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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UMass tops Tigers 73-72 in final second
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Analysis- Tigers need to hit glass

Hurricane routs Cougars
Tulsa World

December 18, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
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Marshall Names Doc Holliday Head Football Coach
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Houston Head Coach A Finalist For Bryant Award
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USM Football Goes Through First Practice in New Orleans

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
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Hamrick hires Holliday
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Hamrick is gambling in choice of new coach
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Back home for the Hollidays
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The "Doc" Holliday file
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Herd fans give Holliday thumbs up

Holliday has answers for critical Herd fans
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Doc Holliday puts on green jacket as Herd coach
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

2009 CFN All-C-USA Team & Top 30 Players 
C
ollege Football News

From From the Orlando Sentinel
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Battle of St. Pete could be UCF's ticket into Big East
   With victory over Rutgers, UCF can make Big East take notice
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UCF Football Notes- Knights excited to have strong fan support at St. Petersburg Bowl

From From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Memphis Tigers get football commitments from Hargrave teammates
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Porter hires Tide intern Irvin with football pedigree

Relentless energy marks Fedora era at Southern Miss
Biloxi Sun Herald

SMU back bowling
Boston Herald

UH on course to have stadium options in hand by May
Houston Chronicle

UAB had something to prove in win over 25th-ranked Cincinnati
Birmingham News

Overtime heartbreaker- Miners fall after letting huge lead slip away
El Paso Times

Hurricane rolls over Jackson State
Tulsa World

December 17, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
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Conference USA Bowl Notebook
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Dec. 16 Men's Basketball Recap
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Five C-USA Players Named NCBWA Preseason All-Americans
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2009-10 Fall C-USA Spirit of Service Honorees Recognized
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Four C-USA Guards on Bob Cousy Watch List

UAB whips 25th-ranked Cincinnati, 64-47, at Bartow Arena
Birmingham News

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Marshall taps Doc Holliday
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Whiteside gets Marshall's first triple-double in win

WVU's Holliday to lead Herd
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
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Holliday is a Mountain State man
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Whiteside sets record for blocks
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Marshall beating up on softies

Holliday on track for Marshall position
Times-West Virginian

From From the Orlando Sentinel
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UCF basketball- Sloppy play hounds Knights in 69-65 loss at USF
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UCF Football Notes- Knights focused on claiming first bowl win

New Orleans Bowl matches old and new participants
Baton Rouge Advocate

Southern Miss continues bowl preps in NO
Biloxi Sun Herald

Fedora faces his own creation
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Hattiesburg American
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Ayarza, Flowers lead Southern Miss to win
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Brown hoping for better luck at Superdome this year

Golden Eagles have traveled this road before
Jackson Clarion Ledger

From the Houston Chronicle
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Balanced attack carries Rice men past Santa Clara
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Rice notebook- Owls recruiting outside the box
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UH notebook- Juco transfers can help bolster lineup

From the Tulsa World
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Andrews waiting, willing to return
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Recruit submits paperwork to TU

December 16, 2009

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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RC Johnson's marketing skills to be tested again
   If the Big Ten is going to add a 12th team, Memphis could be in a BCS conference, competing for BCS bowl bids paying BCS money within two years
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Big Ten considering adding member to the ranks
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Pastner won't apologize for Tigers' relatively weak early opponents

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
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Jones likely heading to Cincy
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Herd hoopsters join in sleeve trend

Marshall battles Brescia
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Orlando Sentinel
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UCF coach George O'Leary takes break from bowl preparation to deliver his brother's eulogy
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UCF Basketball Preview- Knights hit the road to face rival USF

SMU's Jones- Homecoming will be business first
Dallas Morning News

From the Jackson Clarion Ledger
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Breaking the 'curse'
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Brown ready to 'redeem myself' in the Dome
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Eagles' balance shows up again

From the Biloxi Sun Herald
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USM’s Watson plans to leave it on the field Sunday
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Southern Miss rolls to easy victory vs. ULL

OU receiver Owens plans to transfer to Tulsa
Tulsa World

UTEP Miners face strong test today vs. Ole Miss
El Paso Times

Is new Tide coach Anthony Grant willing to play UAB?
Birmingham News

UH Notebook- Juco transfers can help bolster lineup
Houston Chronicle

December 15, 2009

Eagles aim to stop Blue Raiders offense
Biloxi Sun Herald

Gray says Eagles healing on time
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Southern Miss.-Middle Tennessee Preview
sportingnews.com

USM looks to sweep La.-Lafayette
Hattiesburg American

From the Huntington Herald Dispatch
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Next head football coach still remains unnamed
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Minter relishes in coaching Marshall

SMU will saddle up the pony and bring the band to Hawaii
Dallas Morning News

From the Houston Chronicle
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UH bounces back from shaky start to beat Troy 93-85
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Coogs' Phillips a finalist for Sam Houston head coaching job
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Former UH coach Helton finalist for Sam Houston job

December 14, 2009

Central's Jones remains candidate for Marshall, Cincy jobs
Detroit News

Petrino takes Illinois coordinator position
   Paul Petrino, formerly considered one of the leading candidates for the Marshall head coaching position, has instead accepted the offensive coordinator position at Illinois.
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Herd starting to hit Jones' expectations
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

Herd accomplishes Donnie's goals
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

NMSU Aggies beat UTEP Miners, 87-80
El Paso Times

From the Houston Chronicle
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Undersized UH men's team remains work in progress
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Is Cougar Nation safe to take don't worry, be happy approach?

Sumlin won't interview for Cincinnati job
Dayton Daily News

From the Orlando Sentinel
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UCF 2010 starting quarterback race already under way
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St. Petersburg Bowl foes UCF and Rutgers cross paths on the recruiting trail
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University of Central Florida football notes- Rutgers offensive line will challenge the Knights
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Minority head coaches in Division I-A are making progress

Baptiste going home for finale
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

JC defensive lineman says he'll join Tigers
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Two juco players choose TU
Tulsa World

December 13, 2009

Men's Basketball Recap
conferenceusa.com

UH coach Sumlin declines interview at Cincinnati
Houston Chronicle

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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MU 'very impressed' by Jones
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Herd hits on all cylinders

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Marshall sacks Troy
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Ohio fans expected to outnumber Herd at Pizza Bowl

Flowers, Eagles notch solid road win
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Southern Miss tames South Alabama
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Knowing Gene Bartow has been our honor
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Strong second half paces Memphis Tigers past Arkansas-Little Rock, 83-71

UCF shakes off sloppy start, beats Bethune-Cookman 63-50
Orlando Sentinel

Unbeaten UTEP basketball team ready for rematch with NMSU in Battle of I-10
El Paso Times

December 12, 2009

Cincinnati gets permission to talk with UH's Sumlin
Houston Chronicle

Report- CMU coach Butch Jones interviewing at Marshall
The Detroit News

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Jones arrives in Huntington
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Pruett wanted to return
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Marshall plays host to Troy

Jones, Trickett interviewing for Herd post
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

Herd coaches, staff get first look at Ford Field
Charleston (WV) Gazette

Former Tide coach Mike DuBose hired as Memphis assistant
Birmingham News (AP)

Tigers seeking No. 2 scorer
Memphis Commercial Appeal

SMU's bowl bid creates a buzz at SL Carroll
Dallas Morning News

From the Hattiesburg American
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Four Eagles named permanent captains
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Eagles to finish road trip at USA

Brown held out as Eagles hit practice field
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Nik Garcia to leave UCF men's basketball program
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St. Petersburg Bowl Headlines- Rutgers star WR Tim Brown could miss bowl, UCF to reap financial rewards of strong fan support

UTEP basketball team gets visit from past great
El Paso Times

December 11, 2009

News Flash- Cincy seeks Sumlin
Yahoo! Sports

Trip to Orlando a consolation prize for Keenum, Spiller
SportingNews.com

Top passing offense faces best pass defense in Armed Forces Bowl
Fort Worth Star Telegram

Keenum may trade in senior year at UH for NFL
Houston Chronicle

UCF set for big payday as fans buy record number of bowl tickets
Orlando Sentinel

Football Eagles have 23 verbal commits
Hattiesburg American

Kicking woes plague Eagles
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Another look at a big honor for Joe Webb
Birmingham News

Troy a tough matchup for Herd men
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Whiteside drawing national attention
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Burns to have busy day vs. Ohio

Mustangs preparing for Nevada's Pistol
Dallas Morning News

C-USA teams faring well in non-conference play
El Paso Times

Free throws still an issue for Memphis Tigers
Memphis Commercial Appeal

December 10, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
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Conference USA Announces Football Players of the Year
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Houston's Sumlin Named C-USA Coach of the Year

Conference USA season wrap
ESPN

From the Houston Chronicle
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Sumlin says he's close to new contract with UH
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Keenum humbled by candidacy for O'Brien Award

Joe Webb is the C-USA Offensive Player of the Year
Birmingham News

Could bowl be Minter's audition?
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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MU search turns to names other than Jones
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Marshall running game back for bowl

St. Petersburg Bowl expected to be a sellout after UCF fans snap up nearly 14,000 tickets
Orlando Sentinel

Offensive fireworks likely at N.O. Bowl
Hattiesburg American

Eagles' offers now down to 2
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Memphis Tigers power past undermanned Montana State, 76-51
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From the El Paso Times
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Back in the game- UTEP guard makes impact after surgery
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Leading rebounder Goodwin dismissed from UTEP women's basketball team

December 9, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
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C-USA Announces Football Coaches All-Conference Teams
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C-USA Announces Football All-Freshman Team
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Dec. 8 Men's Basketball Notebook

Non-AQ season wrap
ESPN.com

UH NOTEBOOK Cougars making a list, checking it twice
Houston Chronicle

From the Hattiesburg American
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USM ticket sales similar to that of last year
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Fedora- Make bowl plans

USM tries to rebound after loss
Biloxi Sun Herald

Spread whiz
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Orlando Sentinel
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St. Petersburg Bowl Update- UCF sells out its first two allotments, begins selling a third round of tickets
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UCF Football Notes- Knights land four players on All-C-USA first team

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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University of Memphis hits back at NCAA infractions panel in rebuttal
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Tiger freshmen work for more time on court
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Preview- Memphis Tigers vs. Montana State
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Larry Porter busy with 2 jobs until bowl

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Ohio rests while Herd practices
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Marshall relives past with trip to 'Pizza Bowl'

MU's search, Big East rankings and celebrating good times
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Birmingham News
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Jake Seitz leads UAB's All-C-USA football selections
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UAB places three on C-USA All-Freshman football team

Hurricane squeaks by feisty Ohio
Tulsa World

December 8, 2009

From ESPN.com
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Final regular season non-AQ power rankings
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Could other non-AQ coaches be in the Kansas mix?

Around the Conference USA - Football
USA Today

USM's attention turns to New Orleans
Biloxi Sun Herald

Fedora trumpets long bowl streak
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

SMU defensive coordinator sees big task ahead
Dallas Morning News

Pennington distancing himself from coach search
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Marshall tops Binghamton
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

Wilkerson leads Herd to win
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Knights fired up to face Big East's Rutgers
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UPDATED- UCF fans lobby for blackout at St. Petersburg Bowl
-St. Petersburg Bowl Notes- Rutgers Coach Greg Schiano talks about headaches caused by facing UCF in an early bowl game

Joe Webb selected as UAB's MVP
Birmingham News

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Tigers' Josh Pastner keeping his cool
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Tigers' Williams draws second C-USA honor; Memphis No. 26 in AP poll

TU Basketball Notebook- Jump-starting Jordan
Tulsa World

December 7, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
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Three More C-USA Teams Accept Bowl Invitations
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Men's Basketball Recap

Armed Forces Bowl rematch features contrast in offensive styles
Fort Worth Star Telegram

UH returning to Armed Forces Bowl
Houston Chronicle

From the Dallas Morning News
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Hawaii Bowl overview- SMU vs. Nevada
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Nevada to challenge SMU in Hawaii Bowl
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Armed Forces Bowl overview- Houston vs. Air Force

Eagles set for return to Big Easy
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Fletcher most productive Eagle of all time
Hattiesburg American

USM faces MTSU in bowl
Biloxi Sun Herald

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
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Hilltoppers put game out of reach for Green Wave
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USM, MTSU headed to N.O. Bowl

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Marshall headed to Detroit for bowl
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Herd's Class of 2005 had a few hits, plenty of misses

Ring the Bell- Marshall to face Ohio in Little Caesars Bowl
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

From the Orlando Sentinel
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It's Knights vs. Knights in St. Petersburg Bowl
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It's Official- Rutgers will play UCF in the St. Petersburg Bowl
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Notre Dame uses dominant second half to roll past UCF 90-72

Hurricane squeaks by feisty Ohio
Tulsa World

December 6, 2009

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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U of M needs support, not criticism
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Cold-shooting Memphis Tigers rout Arkansas State

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Big dollars at stake in search for MU coach
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Young players embrace practice

USM still waiting on bowl bid
Hattiesburg American

Favre gets scholarship offer from USM
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Dunk lifts Ole Miss past Southern Miss
Biloxi Sun Herald

Sunday- UCF at Notre Dame
Orlando Sentinel

UTEP boys basketball team dominates in final early-season tuneup, 91-51
El Paso Times

Akron denies TU's dream soccer goal
Tulsa World

December 5, 2009

Southern Miss coach Larry Fedora linked to Kansas job
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Deep breaths, UH fans. Anybody can start a rumor
Houston Chronicle

From the Birmingham News
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Bittersweet night for Murry Bartow in his return to UAB
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UAB blitzes ETSU, 74-52, in Gene Bartow Classic

Eagles' Stone enjoying bench role
Hattiesburg American

Southern Miss faces big test against Ole Miss
Biloxi Sun Herald

Who will UCF face in the St. Petersburg Bowl? UConn seems likley, but USF may not be able to avoid a UCF rematch
Orlando Sentinel

Tigers' confidence growing
Memphis Commercial Appeal

December 4, 2009

Herd cruises past overmatched Division II team
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Thundering Herd goes back to work
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Herd romps by 84 points
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Fans get excited for this Herd team

MU search, WVU perch, matchup in a lurch
Charleston (WV) Gazette

From the Orlando Sentinel
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UCF fans snap up St. Pete bowl tickets
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UCF Football Notes- Knights to wear white jerseys in St. Pete Bowl
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UCF Knights sloppy in 80-62 win over Newberry

League flexes muscle early in campaign
El Paso Times

UAB throws a long pass to beat Middle Tennessee
Birmingham News

Eagles giving up lots of yards
Hattiesburg American

Tigers' Elliot Williams knows adjustments are ahead
Memphis Commercial Appeal

December 3, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
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Houston's Keenum A Finalist For Another Major Award
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UAB Escapes MTSU, 65-64
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Tulsa Tops Oklahoma State, 86-65

UH potpourri- Case Keenum, Jared Ray's injury, fun football facts, tennis signings
Houston Chronicle

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Herd has rooting interest in Army-Navy game
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Miller expects overdue minutes

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Coaching speculation doesn't faze CMU's Jones
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Records could fall when Herd faces Salem

Look for Marshall to make a call to Doc
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

Let's renew the war on I-4 for St. Pete's sake
Central Florida Future

UCF asks fans to buy St. Petersburg Bowl tickets from the school
Orlando Sentinel

Man at Work- Ex-Tiger Larry Porter running the University of Memphis football show
Memphis Commercial Appeal

USM notebook- Pass defense glaring problem
Jackson Clarion-Ledger

From the Hattiesburg American
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USM waits on 'variables'
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Southern Miss puts bowl tickets on sale

From the Tulsa World
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TU gets that breakthrough win under Wojcik
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Reynolds rout
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Kragthorpe is coming back to Tulsa as soon as possible

UAB beats Middle Tennessee, 65-64, at Bartow Arena
Birmingham News

TCU men take down stumbling SMU, 60-53
Dallas Morning News

UNO comes back, edges Tulane
New Orleans Times Picayune

December 2, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
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SMU and UCF Accept Bowl Invitations
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UH's Keenum Named A Finalist For The Manning Award
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Dec. 1 Men's Basketball Recap

Around the Conference USA - Football
USA Today

From the Dallas Morning News
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SMU accepts Sheraton Hawaii Bowl invitation
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SMU has plenty of motivation for tonight's game against TCU

From the Orlando Sentinel
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UCF football accepts invitation to play in St. Petersburg bowl
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UCF takes time out to visit children's hospital

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger
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Bowl game scenario down to 2
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Backup Harrison maximizes time

Southern Miss bowl choices narrowed to Fort Worth or New Orleans
Mobile Press Register

Fedora- No one player to blame for failed PATs
Hattiesburg American

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
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Toledo to stay on as Tulane coach
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New Orleans Bowl has many options
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Tulane out to get upper hand versus UNO

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Arkansas to play AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis; other SEC match-ups set
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NCAA may rethink penalties against Tigers

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Herd needs to keep up with the Joneses
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Marshall ready to return to practice
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Wilkerson wants to foul less, play more

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette
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Southern Methodist, Central Florida clear up bowl picture
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Naming names for MU job, a nomination and an abomination
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Tillis takes Herd big men under his own big wing

From the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
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Herd AD hopes to hit home run with next hire
  Louisville and UVa could target East Carolina's Skip Holtz.
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Herd recruits don't need to worry about scholarships

Hurricane knows it can't afford slow start
Tulsa World

Rivalry-game rout- UTEP gets its biggest win ever in Las Cruces
El Paso Times

December 1, 2009

From conferenceusa.com
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November 30 Football Notebook
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November 30 Football Players of the Week
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Nov. 30 Men's Basketball Recap
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Tigers Trounce Grizzlies, 77-46
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Marc Daniels' From the Press Box - One Play May Have Saved UCF's Season

UH needs C-USA title to secure Liberty Bowl berth
Houston Chronicle

Hogs Headed to Liberty Bowl to Face Conference USA Champ
KFSM

Sunshine State Bowl Forecast- UCF may not go to St. Pete
Orlando Sentinel

SMU set to receive invitation to Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, ending 25 year bowl drought
smudailycampus.com

Hawaii Bowl berth coming soon for SMU
Dallas Morning News

Search for Marshall football coach begins
Charleston (WV)
Daily Mail

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Hamrick was hired to make tough decisions
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Resignation marks 'new beginning' for program
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Marshall football team takes a break
  That time well could span until the Dec. 12 Army-Navy game, which could decide Marshall’s potential bid, most likely to the Dec. 29 EagleBank Bowl in Washington D.C.

USM bowl watch begins
Hattiesburg American

Kicking issues give Fedora fits
Jackson Clarion Ledger

From the Birmingham News
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UAB needs defensive improvement to become a better football team
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UAB football notes- Jake Seitz never missed a start in his career

UTEP football- Mike Price plans to explore junior college ranks for talent
El Paso Times

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Memphis Tigers take apart Oakland University, 77-46
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Tigers' appeal takes hit
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Tigers football coach Larry Porter has busy first day

Wave cruises to win against Alabama State
New Orleans Times Picayune

Excitement high for sold-out TU-OSU game
Tulsa World