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July 31 2016

Big time High Point DE picks the Pirates
Scout.com

Big 12 expansion talk is so widespread, it has invaded North Carolina politics
CBS Sports

East Carolina Pirates- Tweeting to the Big 12
OldNorthBanter.com

SB Nation (TCU)- Big 12 Expansion- The Argument To Go East…
SB Nation

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
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Portsmouth native LaShawn Merritt is back in the Olympics, eyeing even more gold
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Almanzar hits two home runs; Tides rout Indianapolis

Stephan Jaeger’s 58 incredible to watch for Tony Finau, Harold Varner III
GolfWeek

ECU to welcome top target this weekend
247 Sports

Godwin Locks in at ECU Until 2022
Rivals.com

Sunday Salute- Floyd Jenkins was 'a unique person'
Fayetteville Observer

Holtzclaw 'proud to be a part' of storied Wildcat program
Valdosta Daily Times

Kai Kai wants to do family proud at FSU
theet.com

July 30 2016

From ecupirates.com
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East Carolina Head Coach Cliff Godwin Receives Contract Extension
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Four Elected To The ECU Athletics Hall Of Fame
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Avion Jones To Compete At Tracktown USA Summer Series
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Emily Garrity Parros Named East Carolina Lacrosse Assistant Coach

Political support, while admirable, won’t help ECU in bid to join Big 12
Wilmington Star-News

Big 12 expansion- Public pandering by AAC schools is borderline embarrassing
CBS Sports

ECU hopes to join Big 12
Laurinburg Exchange

East Carolina wants everyone to know it hopes to join Big 12
Dallas Morning News (AP)

Godwin gets contract extension
Greenville Daily Reflector

ECU extends baseball coach Godwin's deal through 2022
USA Today (AP)

East Carolina Head Coach Cliff Godwin Receives Contract Extension
YAHOO! Sports

Four elected to ECU Athletics Hall of Fame
WRAL Sportsfan

Dueling Columns- East Carolina athletics absolutely deserves a seat at the Big 12 table
The East Carolinian

Coach Steve Logan Rejoins Capitol Broadcasting
All Access Music Group

July 29 2016

From ecupirates.com
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ECU To Play In The First Savannah Invitational
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Mealing Promoted To Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
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Single-Game Football Tickets On Sale Monday, Aug. 1st At 9 A.M

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirates adjust to adidas
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Compher, ECU still in Big 12 hunt

Is PGA Tour rookie Harold Varner III of Gastonia too ‘cordial’ for his own good?
Charlotte Observer

East Carolina wants everyone to know it hopes to join Big 12
USA Today (AP)

From 247 Sports
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Pirates land in-state DE East Carolina lands its second defensive commitment in the span of 24 hours
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Montgomery- We deserve the absolute best at East Carolina

In-state DE Ja-Quane Nelson has committed to East Carolina
scout.com

Nelson Commits to East Carolina
rivals.com

ECU football tickets go on sale Monday
Wilmington Star-News

Busy summer on the mound for Whiteville’s MacKenzie Gore
WWAY 3

July 28 2016

East Carolina's bid to join Big 12 gets boost from state politicians
Fayetteville Observer

McCrory, Cooper support ECU in Big 12
Raleigh News & Observer

From ecupirates.com
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Baseball And Women’s Golf Earn American Athletic Conference Academic Awards
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Matau On 2016 Polynesian Football Player of The Year Award Watch List

From 247 Sports
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College Baseball Stephen Igoe East Carolina baseball adds two new commits ECU adds a commitment for 2017 and 2018
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ECU reveals new-look helmet The Pirates will have a new-look helmet this season
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ECU reveals new football jerseys, fans react
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Countdown To Kickoff- No. 38 Davis Plowman
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North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory supports ECU to Big 12
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N.C. Attorney General backs ECU to Big 12
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Sources: Treon Harris garnering interest from number of schools

Gov. McCrory, Cooper, back ECU joining Big 12 Conference
WNCT 9

McCrory, Cooper support ECU push to join Big 12 Conference
WCTI 12

6 first-round pairings to watch at the PGA Championship
Charlotte Observer

From the East Carolinian
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Shane Carden enjoying time in German Football League
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East Carolina athletics doesn't deserve a seat at the Big 12's table

Report- Several schools have reached out to former UF QB Treon Harris about transfer
saturdaydownsouth.com

AAC Preview- ECU vs Navy
scout.com

ECU’s Matau on Polynesian Player of the Year watch list
Wilmington Star-News

July 27 2016

Varner stands tall in McPhaul's memory
Greenville Daily Reflector

From WNCT 9
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Greenville City Council endorses ECU bid to join Big 12 conference
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ECU, Greenville, could gain millions with possible move to Big 12

Game Preview: ECU visits USF
Scout.com

College Football Stephen Igoe Countdown To Kickoff- No. 39 DaShaun Amos
247 Sports

Rating the Big 12 expansion candidates' Twitter statements
ESPN

Big 12 Expansion- It’s a Twitter conspiracy, Texas must be up to something
hook'em.com

Atlanta Falcons- Could Justin Hardy surpass Mohamed Sanu?
Blogging Dirty

Straughn takes ‘opportunity’
Atmore Advance

July 26 2016

Volleyball Welcomes Lael Ceriani To The Fold For 2016 Campaign
ecupirates.com

Jones, Amos headed to media days
Greenville Daily Reflector

2016 East Carolina Pirates Football Predictions and Season Win Total Picks
Docs Sports Service

From 247 Sports
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College Football Stephen Igoe Opponent Preview- ECU looks for elusive SEC win versus Gamecocks
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College Football Stephen Igoe Countdown To Kickoff- No. 40 Worth Gregory

Are you there, Big 12? It’s me, East Carolina
SB Nation

East Carolina floats additional interest to Big 12
Today's U (blog)

WFNZ raises its voice with FM signal
Charlotte Observer

July 25 2016

ECU must hope Big 12 becomes Big 16
WRAL Sportsfan

College Football Stephen Igoe Countdown To Kickoff- No. 41
247 Sports

South Carolina 2016 Opponent Preview- Let's sink the ECU Pirates
SB Nation

Who is LaShawn Merritt?
New York Newsday

July 24 2016

Boyd providing leadership for ECU's open offensive line
247 Sports

ECU Notes- Innovative tool teaches mapping concepts
Greenville Daily Reflector

ECU students host back to school event
WITN 7

July 23 2016

Five Pirates Garner ITA Scholar-Athlete Honors
ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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King wants RBs ready to play
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Pirates add, subtract as camp nears
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AAC schools continue Big 12 push

East Carolina AD on Big 12 candidacy- 'We can deliver the entire state of North Carolina
Tulsa World

SMU, East Carolina want Big 12 consideration, too
HookEm.com

ECU baseball receives team excellence award
Washington Daily News

Multiple construction projects keeping things busy at ECU
WCTI 12

College Football Stephen Igoe Countdown to Kickoff- No. 43 Drayvon Fairley
247 Sports

Compher Makes Intentions Known of ECU's Desire to Move to Big 12
rivals.com

July 22 2016

From ecupirates.com
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Pirate Fans Encouraged To Showcase Purple And Gold
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Trio of ECU Golfers Named All-America Scholars

A New Challenge For East Carolina Football Coach Scottie Montgomery
theamerican.org

East Carolina AD says school ‘deserves to be in the Big 12’
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Fayetteville Observer
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East Carolina would like to join Big 12 Conference
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How would ECU basketball fit in the Big 12?

Compher- ECU deserves Big 12
Greenville Daily Reflector

From 247 Sports
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College Football Stephen Igoe Compher- ECU deserves to be in Big XII ECU AD Jeff Compher addressed the Big 12 expansion rumors
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College Football Stephen Igoe Why the Big XII needs to look at East Carolina Multiple reasons why the Big XII should give East Carolina a serious look for expansion

ECU athletic director Compher- Pirates ‘deserve to be in Big 12’
Wilmington Star-News

From WNCT 9
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East Carolina Director of Athletics Jeff Compher issues statement on Big 12 …
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Ironwood hosts 10th annual Keith LeClair Golf Classic

ECU's Compher issues statement on Big 12 expansion
WITN 7

ECU AD making pitch to expansion-minded Big 12
WRAL Sportsfan

East Carolina makes pitch for Big 12
WECT 6

East Carolina wants into the Big 12 too
SBN

From Scout.com
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Kingsley Ifedi fully committed to East Carolina
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The ECU Pirates starts AAC Conference play on Oct. 1st against the UCF Knights
Scout.com

July 21 2016

From ecupirates.com
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Women's Golf Garners WGCA Top-10 GPA Ranking
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Baseball Receives ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award

Stepping Up- ECU works to build regional footprint
Washington Daily News

Macy, Army recruiters share strategies
Greenville Daily Reflector

Former Auburn DB Tim Irvin lands at East Carolina
SEC Country

Tim Irvin announces that he will transfer from Auburn to East Carolina
Scout.com

Former East Carolina quarterback set to join UAB
AL.com

Jacobs leaving ECU, set to transfer to UAB
WNCT 9

From the East Carolinian
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Former QB used to chase rings, now he makes them
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East Carolina Hire Alumna to the Women's Basketball Team

Carlton- An under-the-radar expansion candidate that intrigues me; the school Big …
Dallas Morning News

Robert Morgan, senator who cast crucial votes for Panama Canal treaties, dies at 90
Washington Post

July 20 2016

Jones Grabs High Jump Gold Medal At NACAC U23 Championships
ecupirates.com

Former Auburn defensive back Tim Irvin plans to ‘dominate’ at East Carolina
Ledger-Enquirer

Former Auburn DB Tim Irvin transferring to East Carolina
MSN

Former Pirate Varner replaces Woods for PGA Championship
WITN 7

Jacobs third ECU quarterback to transfer since last season
Wilmington Star-News

July 19 2016

Darian Schmidt Named ECU Diving Coach
ecupirates.com

Washington heightens expectations
Greenville Daily Reflector

Anderson rewarded for hard work
Henderson Daily Dispatch (sub req'd)

ECU travels to Blacksburg Va. on Sept. 21 to face the Hokies
scout.com

July 18 2016

From Bonesville.net
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Vines snatched up hometown
offer

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Spied from the Crow's Nest

Best College Football Coaches Under 40 Years Old
Bleacher Report

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Art of arguing remains in baseball
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ECU graduate, best-selling author to lead Heart-Led Leader Seminar

From 247 Sports
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The Top Five Receivers ECU will face in 2016
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Opponent Preview- Montgomery era begins with Western Carolina

July 17 2016

From Bonesville.net
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Robert Morgan, advocate for ECU, passes
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FLASHBACK- The Battle for East Carolina- Leo’s Field General Tells All
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Spied from the Crow's Nest

Former Democratic US Sen. Robert Morgan dies at age 90
Associated Press

Former US Sen. Robert Morgan of Lillington dies
Raleigh News & Observer

Countdown To Kickoff- No. 49 Brian Hardy
247 Sports

July 16 2016

Spied from the Crow's Nest
Bonesville.net

Quay Johnson Selected To Paul Hornung Award Preseason Watch List
ecupirates.com

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Pirate guard is rookie ready
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Trustees take action on building projects

Johnson on Hornung Watch List
rivals.com

From 247 Sports
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Quay Johnson named to Paul Hornung Watch List
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ECU makes the cut for Florida defensive back

Possible cancer treatment breakthrough being developed at ECU
WITN 7

TSU Associate head coach John Wiley resigns
The University Star

July 15 2016

Avion Jones Set To Compete At NACAC U23 Championships
ecupirates.com

Season Preview: South Carolina
scout.com

East Carolina’s Zay Jones Named To 2016 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List
WNCT 9

Countdown To Kickoff- No. 50 Shaun James
247 Sports

July 14 2016

Zay Jones Named To 2016 Biletnikoff Award Watch List
ecupirates.com

Jones named to 2016 Biletnikoff Award Watch List
247 Sports

Biletnkoff Award recognizes seven ACC receivers, ECU
Wilmington Star-News

Myles Wright says that ECU is among top choices
scout.com

Where Argh they now- Former ECU Punter Matt Dodge Finds That are Mistakes are Part of God's Plan
The East Carolinian

ECU lightning research keeping people safe across the country
WNCT 9

July 13 2016

Hammond key part of coaching overhaul
Greenville Daily Reflector

Football- Better than year one- Hardy getting set for second NFL season
New Bern Sun Journal

East Carolina’s linebacker unit returns many and should be strength of team
scout.com

Three All-Stars with unique Charlotte ties come together
Charlotte Observer

ESPN weighs in on Jeff Lebo
247 Sports

Merger between ECU Physicians, Vidant, just months away
WNCT 9

July 12 2016

ECU Athletic Training Adds Trio To Staff
ecupirates.com

ECU will host in-state rival NC State in the second weekend of Pirate football
scout.com

From 247 Sports
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Four swing games for ECU in 2016
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Two former ECU pitchers shine in Futures Game

Baseball- Brady excited for new opportunity
The Daily Journal

July 11 2016

Jones' Rio Olympics Bid Ends In U.S. Trials Finals
ecupirates.com

Countdown to Kickoff- No. 55 Cam White
247 Sports

July 10 2016

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
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Spires leads Eastern Amateur heading into final round
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Gatlin edges Merritt in 200-meter final at U.S. Trials

From WITN 7
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Former Pirate Merritt qualifies for Rio in 200m
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Avion Jones talks with WITN before Sunday's finals

Aces shortstop Jack Reinheimer added to PCL All-Star Team
milb.com

From 247 Sports
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10 of the strongest East Carolina football players
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Countdown to Kickoff- No. 56 Demetri McGill
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Zay Jones named one of college football's top go-to receivers

Power Ranking Top 25 College Football Wide Receivers 2016 Season
Sports Chat Place

One Trap Game for Every Power 5 College Football Team in 2016
Bleacher Report

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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ECU's Coprich rises above L.A. streets
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ECU Notes- Project raises rip current awareness-

Students dive, document Sheboygan shipwreck
Miami Herald

July 9 2016

From ecupirates.com
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Avion Jones Advances To Olympic Trials High Jump Finals
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Boyd On Outland Trophy Watch List For Second-Straight Year
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USA Strength & Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame Inducts Connors

Trio preserves ECU connection in summer league baseball
Raleigh News & Observer

ECU’s Jeff Connors Inducted Into USA Strength & Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame
WNCT 9

LaShawn Merritt breezes in 200 semifinal, earns spot in final
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

ECU's Jones advances to high jump finals at Olympic trials
WITN 7

From 247 Sports
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Countdown to Kickoff- No. 57 Joe Allely
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The Top 5 Running Backs ECU will face in 2016

ECU Defensive Backs Will be Looking to Step Up
scout.com

College Basketball Coaches Facing Make-It-or-Break-It Seasons
Bleacher Report

July 8 2016

From ecupirates.com
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Avion Jones Vies For Olympic Berth This Weekend In Eugene
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Gregory Named To 2016 Ray Guy Award Watch List

ECU will kick off the 2016 season against Western Carolina
Scout.com

Getting to know you- Orientation for new chancellor, freshmen
Greenville Daily Reflector

ECU’s Gregory a fixture on Ray Guy Award watch list
Wilmington Star-News

College Football's Top Go-To Wide Receivers for 2016
Bleacher Report

Double the fun? Merritt moves on in quest for Olympic double
Norfolk Virginian Pilot (AP)

From WNCT 9
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ECU’s Avion Jones Vies For Olympic Berth This Weekend In Eugene
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ECU chancellor and student set to sit down after Twitter controversy

Worth Gregory named to 2016 Ray Guy Award Watch List
247 Sports

From WITN 7
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Mike Wright headed back to Baltimore
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ECU's Worth Gregory named to Ray Guy watch list
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ECU's new chancellor meets with students, parents during orientation

Blocked by the Chancellor
medium.com

Better late than never for Beaudreau
Sanford Herald

USC keeps South Florida linebacker on recruiting radar
Columbia (SC) The State

Logan Shuping in Eastern Amateur
  Shuping, an East Rowan High School graduate who will be a freshman at East Carolina next month
Salisbury Post

July 7 2016

From ecupirates.com
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Williams-Sutton Named To Third Freshman All-America Team
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Women's Golf Announces Addition Of Carley Cox To Roster
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Nick Polite Joins Volleyball Staff As Assistant Coach
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Golfing Quartet Earns WGCA All-America Scholar Honors

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Lebo leans on senior leaders
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Staton's vision- New chancellor begins work to advance ECU
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Search process begins for new ECU police chief

Williams-Sutton makes D1 Baseball Freshman All-American Squad
Rivals.com

Linval Joseph’s Contract One Of NFL’s Best
SB Nation

Where could ECU land this bowl season?
247 Sports

July 6 2016

From ecupirates.com
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Golfing Quartet Earns WGCA All-America Scholar Honors
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NTP- Weekly Log XII

Ted Cahill - Eight For Omaha For 2017
Baseball America

From 247 Sports
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Baseball America- ECU one of eight for Omaha in 2017
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Countdown to Kickoff- No. 60 Jamie Land
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The Star Player from ECU's last 10 Signing Classes

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Payne ready for pro move
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Team effort- ECU football players sponsor blood drive

ECU extends offer to Miami WR Al-Malik Moore
Scout.com

Report- East Carolina a 'heavy leader' for former Auburn DB Tim Irvin
SECountry.com

Staton begins tenure; speaks on ECU's future
The East Carolinian

July 5 2016

Scottie Montgomery named to unique head coaches list
247 Sports

ECU work featured in “The Treehouse Guys” to air tonight
Greenville Daily Reflector

July 4 2016

Spied from the Crow's Nest
Bonesville.net

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
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Portsmouth's LaShawn Merritt wins 400 at U.S. Trials, heads to third Olympics
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Drake shines in revised role as Tides fall to Durham

SwampDogs rally comes up short as they fall to Tobs 5-3
Fayetteville Observer

From 247 Sports
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The most explosive players in ECU football history
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Countdown to Kickoff- No. 62 Brandon Smith
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Newcomers who could make an immediate impact

Jeff Compher Reflects on Athletic Season
The East Carolinian

July 3 2016

Helping team priority No. 1 for Hughes
Greenville Daily Reflector

From 247 Sports
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Predicting Scottie Montgomery's record in first season
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June Rewind- ECU's new staff hits its stride in recruiting
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The Top Five Quarterbacks ECU will face in 2016

Agnos named top ace
Northern VA Times

Merritt goes for gold again, then thinks about the future
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

East Carolina’s Tim Conover uses early burst to win North and South Amateur
GolfWeek

ECU’s Conover wins 116th North and South Amateur
Sanford Herald

July 2 2016

From ecupirates.com
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ECU Baseball Ranked Among Top 16 In Five Final Polls
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Tim Conover Wins The 116th North And South Amateur

Safe approach pays off for East Carolina's Tim Conover in North & South final at Pinehurst
Fayetteville Observer

It’s official- ECU makes switch to Adidas
WNCT 9

ECU ranked among top 16 in all five polls
WITN 7

From 247 Sports
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East Carolina adidas gear
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Ranking ECU's schedule from easiest to hardest
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East Carolina ranked in final baseball polls

East Carolina Ranked #15 in Three National Collegiate Baseball Polls
Rivals.com

July 1 2016

ECU Announces Return Of Three-Game Football Mini-Plan
ecupirates.com

Fleming's mainland transition
Greenville Daily Reflector

Raleigh long jumper Lex Gillette lost his sight, but never his drive
Raleigh News & Observer

From 247 Sports
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ECU lands first 2018 commitment
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Countdown to Kickoff- No. 65 J.T. Boyd
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McGeoghan looking to help Jones reach new heights

Cunningham playing for path back to final
Sanford Herald

ECU Gets Defensive Commit
MSN

July 31 2016

From the Greensboro News-Record
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Analysis- Opinions vary, but UNC probably will get 'very, very good situation' with NCAA
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL- A look around preseason camps in N.C

3 in the mix to be Western Carolina's next quarterback
Asheville Citizen Times

The worst-case scenario for South Carolina football in 2016
Columbia (SC) The State

September is make or break for USC
Times and Democrat

USC game by game- Early road swing will set tone for Gamecocks’ season
Charleston Post & Courier

Predicting Every Power 5 College Football Team's MVP for 2016 Season
Bleacher Report

From the Richmond Times Dispatch
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McElroy- College Football Playoff Committee got ball rolling, but not enough
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Kirk Cousins takes control as he enters pivotal season with the Redskins
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WOODY- Beathard a great 'get' for the Redskins

From the Charlotte Observer
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Super Bowl gone but not forgotten for Panthers DE Kony Ealy
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Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera rips defense for early mental lapse
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Panthers LB Shaq Thompson causes 2 turnovers in big practice
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Panthers LB Luke Kuechly shows he’s ready to shoulder load after surgery
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Rain suspends play Saturday at PGA Championship
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1 year away, Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte poised to host PGA Championship
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Green’s hat trick leads Bayern Munich past Inter Milan in ICC
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NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers practice the art of the restart
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Uniform colors don’t matter to Appalachian State coach, only winning

Sammy Batten- Busy N.C. State coach lands four more recruits
Fayetteville Observer

July 30 2016

Big 12 reportedly prefers expansion to be settled before start of season
NBC Sports

From the Charlotte Observer
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Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has new look, advice from Jerry Richardson
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NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon- ‘I’ll be here as long as they need me.’
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Match against Inter Milan an N.C. homecoming for Bayern Munich soccer star Julian Green
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Family-man Webb Simpson striving to stay patient at PGA Championship
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Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin reflects on benefits of lost season
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Brad Keselowski- Road courses are NASCAR’s most dangerous tracks

From the Richmond Times Dispatch
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HBCU connection binds Redskins players
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Redskins training camp observations- July 29

July 29 2016

From the Charlotte Observer
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Observations- Rookie CBs, Luke Kuechly, Cameron Artis-Payne make plays on Day 1
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Why Panthers GM Dave Gettleman wore NFC title ring to training camp
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Carolina Panthers’ Kurt Coleman welcomes new DBs to Thieves Avenue
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Panthers G Trai Turner’s goal vs. team’s DT rotation- Kick butt, get better
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3 things Cam Newton must do for Panthers to return to Super Bowl – and win
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Spots in NASCAR’s Chase field remain wide open
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Pittenger tells NBA’s Adam Silver the league has engaged in ‘unmistakable hypocrisy’
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McCrory- NC and NBA had a deal on HB2 that fell through
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Panthers DT Star Lotulelei has light practice after hamstring tightens
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On Day 1, WR Kelvin Benjamin shows Panthers what they have missed
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Olympians will ‘literally be swimming in human crap,’ scientists say

From the Richmond Times Dispatch
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Attendance down as Redskins open training camp in Richmond; team not releasing numbers this year
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DeSean Jackson, Josh Norman go head-to-head on first day of Redskins training camp
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WOODY- Redskins owner Dan Snyder not one-dimensional

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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After ejection, suspension, Avent has no regrets – DeCock
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Jimmy Walker shoots 5-under 65 to lead PGA Championship, chases first major title

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
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"Freak accident" may cost former ODU star Taylor Heinicke preseason camp with Vikings
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Catching up with former Hokies QB Tyrod Taylor
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First-round pick deals with "lingering" Achilles injury

July 28 2016

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Peters re-signed, but Canes still have unfinished business – DeCock
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Hurricanes extend coach Bill Peters' contract through 2019
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Expansion draft already impacting Hurricanes’ planning – DeCock

Former BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall says it would be a mistake for any league to pass over the Cougars
Deseret News

From the Charlotte Observer
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2017 PGA Championship appears safe, but HB2 could imperil future events in N.C
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PGA Championship was squeezed into golf’s schedule this year
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Panthers injury update- Kelvin Benjamin, Luke Kuechly, Stephen Hill get all-clear
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Panthers tight end Greg Olsen says Carolina could start 1-4, or
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Team to beat in NFC- Panthers’ Mike Tolbert says there’s no question
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Panthers hire former Alabama WR Tyrone Prothro as offensive coaching intern for camp

From the Richmond Times Dispatch
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Redskins open camp, could switch practice times if heat sticks around
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WOODY- For Redskins, success means meeting higher expectations

July 27 2016

From the Richmond Times Dispatch
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Jay Gruden arrives in Richmond, addresses Junior Galette, Kirk Cousins and more
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Redskins talking to pass rushers, but won't sign Greg Hardy
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Redskins won't travel to London until Friday before Bengals game

From the Charlotte Observer
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Sources- Panthers safety Kurt Coleman reaps reward of 3-year extension
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On side trip to Charlotte, Rory McIlroy plays Quail Hollow, applauds changes for 2017 PGA
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49ers say they’ve shed ‘jitters,’ better prepared for second football season in C-USA

A fired-up Bobby Wilder vows that ODU won't finish sixth in East
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Conference USA Battles Realignment, Revenue Woes
Athletic Business

Cooperstein- Your Big 12 for 2017 - how many teams and who's coming
Dallas Morning News

Repeating in Coastal won’t be a ‘day at the beach’ for UNC
Wilmington Star-News

UNC and great football expectations- a brief history
Raleigh News & Observer

FSU reportedly close to deal with West Virginia to open 2020 season in Atlanta
Florida Sun Sentinel

July 26 2016

Treon Harris to transfer from Florida
Alligator Amy

Big 12 Expansion- Factors That Might Favor Colorado State
Mountain West Connection

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
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Conference USA kicks off two-day football media event today in Texas
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It's been a challenging first year for C-USA commissioner Judy MacLeod

Conference USA takes on realignment talk, weak TV deal
Murfreesboro (TN) Daily News Journal

Conference USA bracing for further realignment
Bowling Green Daily News

Expansion talk has JMU football eyeing jump to FBS
Charlottesville Daily Progress

Sun Belt commissioner- Conference now has 'sustainability, stability'
Arkansas Online

UNC picked to win Coastal Division
Wilmington Star-News

From the Charlotte Observer
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Aussie Rules Football to NFL’s Carolina Panthers? TE Eric Wallace will give it a go
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Former Panthers LB Jon Beason says he knew when it was time to go
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Michael Jordan donates $2 million to build trust between blacks, police
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Charlotte Hornets hire a Swarm coach, add a center to training camp roster
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Froome defies bad luck, crashes to win 3rd Tour de France

From the Richmond Times Dispatch
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Redskins LB Junior Galette tears Achilles, will miss season
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Source- VCU in negotiations with Washington Wizards to host training camp
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HALLMAN- If NASCAR fan attendance doesn't increase at Indy, maybe it's time to pull the plug

Fort Dorchester QB Dakereon Joyner has ‘great’ USC visit, but don’t count out …
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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St. Aug’s Williams sends four more to Rio
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Matt Murschel- Evaluating top Big 12 expansion candidates
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Rio Olympic village unsanitary, says Belarus team
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Why so many athletes are skipping the Rio Olympics
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Rio's intriguing subplot- The Russian athlete who didn't cheat
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US Olympic swimmer- Despite Zika fears, 'I'm going to go anyway'

Jim Grobe to be paid $1.25 million for ’16 season, per report
NBC Sports

Uni Watch- UA goes back to school
ESPN

July 25 2016

This Week In College Sports Biz- ACC Network Announced, Big 12 Expansion …
Forbes

Highlights (and one lowlight) from ACC Football Kickoff
Wilmington Star-News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Ga. Tech basketball coach takes upbeat view
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Drew Sharp- Big Ten leading charge of changing college football landscape
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Brandi Chastain- On headers, concussions, soccer wages
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Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis
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Stewart and Gordon share a lap following Brickyard

From the Richmond Times Dispatch
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Redskins back in Richmond for fourth year of training camp
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Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza inducted into Hall of Fame

Recruiting, recognition of athletes should benefit from ACC Network
Greensboro News-Record

July 24 2016

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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As Duke’s Olympic basketball adventure ends, benefits linger
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WNBA withdraws fines for teams that wore black warmup shirts
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Art of the deal- How Swofford, ACC, ESPN reached agreement to launch ACC Network

From the Charlotte Observer
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NASCAR- Tony Stewart confident, not sentimental, at Brickyard 400
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Can Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s persistence reach All-Star heights?
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Blame game follows NBA's removal of Charlotte All-Star game

From the Fayetteville Observer
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Sammy Batten- ACC football is a two-team race
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Thomas Pope- Should Dale Earnhardt Jr. retire?
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Panthers hoping to buck trend, return to Super Bowl

From the Richmond Times Dispatch
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Redskins understand the value of youth and experience
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ESPN/ACC deal looks good for now; check back in 10 years
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At Virginia Tech, few women leading women's sports teams

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
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Redskins set to open training camp on Thursday in Richmond
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Swofford was typically stealth as ACC Network came to fruition

Virginia Tech football picks up out-of-state commitments
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Virginia Tech Football Recruiting Gets Commitment from Jaylen Griffin
Gobbler Country

ACC still playing catch-up with Florida State, Clemson
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier

July 23 2016

From ESPN.com
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AD Tom Holmoe: BYU's no-Sunday rule 'can be worked out' with Big 12
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Expansion Candidates

No joke: This is how the Big 12's expansion candidates should be ranked
Sporting News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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UNC to submit response to NOA on Aug. 1
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Raleigh’s Tyrek Coger dies after basketball team workout at Oklahoma State
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Larry Fedora’s hottest ACC Kickoff takes
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No definitive answers on Pack’s quarterback plan

From the Charlotte Observer
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Message from ‘confident’ Clemson Tigers- We belong in national football championship discussion
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Carolina Panthers head to training camp in Spartanburg facing these 5 questions
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Former Charlotte 49ers coach Alan Major back at Ohio State
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Legal fights over HB2 could cost Charlotte the 2019 NBA game, too
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2017 PGA Championship to stay in Charlotte despite HB2 controversy
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Retired Panthers CB Charles Tillman- ‘Special team’ made torn ACL worth it
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Clemson’s Deshaun Watson calls relationship with Panthers’ Cam Newton ‘very close’
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Panthers Fan Fest paralyzes ticket site; all 60,000 available seats claimed
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Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67

From the Charlotte Observer
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UNC to respond to NCAA Notice of Allegations on Aug. 1
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Clemson’s Watson takes high road in debate over who’s best
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Key to Wolfpack success in 2016 … don’t underachieve
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Wake quarterbacks not as different as it seems
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N.C. State’s Doeren- Opportunity available for playmaker McKever
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ACC specialists not ready to kick returns out of the game

From the Fayetteville Observer
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UNC says it will respond to NCAA's amended notice of allegations Aug. 1
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NCAA policy on discrimination protection puts future NCAA tournament games in jeopardy
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Sammy Batten- Better 'Dayes' ahead for N.C. State running game
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ACC Kickoff- N.C. State, Wake Forest notes from Day 2
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Stephen Schramm- Hey ACC Network, make these films

Clemson, FSU dispute notion ACC is theirs; numbers say otherwise
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

From the Charleston (SC) Post & Courier
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Sapakoff- Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson works hard on his brand
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Championship contender Clemson turns page on last season, ready to start over
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Gamecocks set preseason schedule, will open three practices to public
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Sapakoff- All signs say former Georgia head coach Mark Richt is right for Miami

From WRAL Sportsfan
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UNC to respond to NCAA allegations Aug. 1, release public copy the next day
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Pack prepped for tough 2016 schedule with faster, healthier offense
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Duke counting on balanced attack, healthy Sirk in 2016
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Triangle fans will confront quirky football schedules (again)

July 22 2016

From the Charlotte Observer
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NBA moves 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte over HB2; 2019 return possible
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Hornets co-owner blames NBA, Charlotte City Council for All-Star game decision
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McCrory says NBA All-Star game decision is ‘Total P.C. BS’
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Stephen Curry understands decision to pull NBA All-Star Game from Charlotte
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Jeff Gordon subbing for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in Indianapolis is a branding coup

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Swofford, ACC take notice of HB2’s impact on NBA All-Star Game
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Larry Fedora apologizes to female reporter after comment
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Vision for ACC Channel becomes reality, finally
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ACC Network a long-awaited turning point – DeCock
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After 3 straight winning seasons, Duke strives for higher level
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Tar Heels’ Des Lawrence makes fashion statement at ACC Football Kickoff
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Larry Fedora, UNC aim to sustain success of last season

From the Fayetteville Observer
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Sammy Batten- Duke, UNC return specialists hope to set NCAA records
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Notes about Duke, UNC football from ACC Kickoff

Cowlishaw- Can Big 12 steal a power five school? What happens to Longhorn Network after expansion?
Dallas Morning News

Ruffin McNeill- 'It's been one of the most fantastic journeys I've been a part of'
CoachingSearch.com

Gamecocks looking forward with 2018 DT target Kelijhia Brown
Columbia (SC) The State

July 21 2016

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
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Minium- Big 12 expansion could have huge impact on ODU and Conference USA
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Excited to get started as The Pilot's new Virginia Tech blogger
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Gordon returns to Hendrick Motorsports, will race for Junior

Big 12 football expansion- UMass needs to be ready to pounce on conference realignment …
Masslive

What Big 12 expansion means for SEC, college football
SaturdayDownSouth.com

Big 12 Expansion- Who Is In Your League?
Scout.com

SEC Football- Biggest Trap Game for Every Team in 2016
Bleacher Report

Wolfpack to be without top wide receiver Ramos in 2016
Wilmington Star-News

Clemson notes- Swinney excited, as always, for season to begin
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Russia loses appeal against Olympic track and field ban
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Krzyzewski learned to alter approach with Olympic pros – DeCock
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Questions Larry Fedora likely won't hear at ACC Kickoff
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NC State receiver Jumichael Ramos to redshirt
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to miss at least 2 more races with concussion

From the Charlotte Observer
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Cam Newton and Panthers train, play beach volleyball in Baltimore
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Mike Krzyzewski calls HB2 an ‘embarrassing bill’
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Charlotte 49ers’ Larry Ogunjobi, Kalif Phillips on preseason All-Conference USA football team
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It’s a cross between beach volleyball and soccer, and it’s debuting at the Olympics
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Duke QB Sirk working his way back from ruptured Achilles

ACC Kickoff primer- Florida State's shot at regaining crown, UNC's chances of division repeat, Heisman candidates among hot topics
Fayetteville Observer

July 20 2016

From the Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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Hamrick named to Oversight Committee
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Charlotte still climbing in FBS, C-USA

Randolph Childress' son making his own name at Wake Forest
USA Today

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Friends and rivals, Irving and Barnes finally teammates – DeCock
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It won’t be the same old Reynolds Coliseum – but it’ll still be Reynolds
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Roy Williams doing ‘a ton of rehab’ after knee replacement surgery
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Larry Fedora grows a beard, people take notice
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Hurricanes report surging season-ticket sales this offseason

From the Charlotte Observer
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Balancing act- Duke diver Abby Johnston juggles medical school, Olympic team
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Charlotte Hornets’ Cody Zeller misses Team USA scrimmages with sore knee
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Former Panthers S Haruki Nakamura suing insurance company after career-ending concussion
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What changes fans can expect at Bank of America Stadium this season

Journey for Texas Tech staff member, former Campbell assistant a story of determination
Fayetteville Observer

July 19 2016

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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UNC set to respond to amended Notice of Allegations
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ACC closing in on network deal with ESPN – DeCock
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Larry Fedora, Dave Doeren struggle to compliment each other at Pigskin
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UNC athletes set Orange County Habitat for Humanity volunteer record

ACC's Swofford, ESPN plan to announce channel details Thursday
Hampton Roads Daily Press

From the Durham Herald-Sun
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Cutcliffe plans to have Sirk
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UNC’s Fedora counting down to kickoff
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Gallery; 14th annual National Football Foundation Bill Dooley Chapter Pigskin Preview

From the Charlotte Observer
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Former Bears, Panthers cornerback Charles ‘Peanut’ Tillman announces retirement
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Source- Kawann Short will report to Carolina Panthers training camp
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Carolina Panthers unveil sculpture of owner Jerry Richardson at Bank of America Stadium

New British Open champion Henrik Stenson no stranger to USC golf program
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier

July 18 2016

Best and worst from an SEC Media Days that could have used a bit of Ball Coach
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier

Henrik Stenson outlasts Phil Mickelson, wins thrilling British Open duel
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

From the Charlotte Observer
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Matt Kenseth pulls away late for NASCAR Sprint Cup win at New Hampshire
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Dale Earnhardt’s fill-in Alex Bowman makes the most of his opportunity
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Happy 80th birthday, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson
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Jackson Gibbs, grandson of NFL Hall-of-Famer, carving his own football legacy

A new era of football
The Jefferson Post

How to decipher basketball’s unwritten rules
Raleigh News & Observer

July 17 2016

Who’s who of ACC, ECU players on preseason football watch lists
Wilmington Star-News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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NBA great Nate Thurmond, Hall of Fame center, dies at 74
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. an example of how athletes must deal with concussions

From the Charlotte Observer
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Chilly, windy summer day in Scotland sets the stage
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A NASCAR great battling dementia pledges brain donation
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Former Mississippi State wide receiver killed in shooting

Baylor will introduce new AD Rhoades in Dallas
Waco Tribune Herald

Tallwood defensive end, tight end from Fredericksburg commit to ODU
 
Rare recruiting victory for ODU over ECU
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

July 16 2016

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Mike Bianchi- Will Muschamp will win at South Carolina
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Grayson Allen, Amile Jefferson, Matt Jones named Duke basketball captains
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UNC offensive lineman John Ferranto suffers season-ending injury
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. an example of how athletes must deal with concussions

Carolina picked at bottom of SEC East
Times & Democrat

Muschamp, Gamecocks look to start fast, win now
WIS

Gamecocks schedule 2018 non-conference football opponent
The Big Spur

Marshall, South Carolina to meet again in 2018
The Huntington Herald-Dispatch

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
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Mickelson shines in wind and rain, keeps British Open lead
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ODU radio voice Ted Alexander gets a big promotion
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Cousins to play with franchise tag, no deal with Redskins

UNC’s Switzer heads list of versatile ACC football stars
Wilmington Star-News

QB Johns embraces changes at Virginia even with job in limbo
USA Today

Jewett is latest VU assistant to become head coach
Nashville Post

July 15 2016

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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UNC-Villanova was game of this year, many other years
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Canes’ top goalie prospect unable to dodge attention
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Canes sign four to one-year deals
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Carolina Panthers DE Charles Johnson- ‘I’ve got to prove myself, right?’

From the Charlotte Observer
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Carolina Panthers add veteran CB Leonard Johnson
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to miss New Hampshire race with concussion

UNC offensive guard Ferranto out for season with injury
Wilmington Star-News

South Carolina pays tribute to Steve Spurrier with Arby's trip
ESPN

Albany Cancels Game At Duke Over HB2, What Does This Mean For Syracuse?
Nunes Magician

College of Charleston to face Villanova in non-conference opener
Mourtrie News

July 14 2016

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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HB2 affects Duke basketball’s nonconference schedule
-
RailHawks welcome all comers to Premier League friendly
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Florida State, Georgia, Miami? UNC’s most difficult game is ... ?
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For Hurricanes, Julien Gauthier could be a problem-solver

From the Charlotte Observer
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Forward Christian Wood to sign with Charlotte Hornets
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International League wins Triple-A All-Star Game in Charlotte
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Forbes ranks Carolinas Panthers among world’s most valuable sports teams

From the Fayetteville Observer
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Kansas, Michigan State highlight Duke's nonconference schedule
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Former Clemson guard Demontez Stitt found dead at North Carolina home

Once a walk-on, ODU linebacker Ricks now has a lot of attention
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Barber’s NBA bid suffers a blow … to the head
Wilmington Star-News

July 13 2016

It’s finally time for early — but not too early — SEC predictions
Sun Herald

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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UNC story lines at start of media day season
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'All Lives Matter'- Canadian singer causes stir at All-Stars
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Canes, Rask agree on 6-year contract

From the Charlotte Observer
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Whatever the reason, avoiding Rio Olympics spreads like a virus in golf
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Adam Silver- ‘Calendar not our friend’ in deciding fate of NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte
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Will NBA commissioner address 2017 All-Star Game in Tuesday news conference?

From the Charleston (SC) Post & Courier
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South Carolina implementing clear bag policy for athletic events
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Spur of the Moment- Nick Saban is everywhere at SEC Media Days, even when he’s not here at all
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Sapakoff- UGA in an underdog role is ideal for Smart

July 12 2016

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Duke, Kentucky remain the recruiting kings at the Peach Jam
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Retiring Spur Tim Duncan, ‘Big Fundamental,’ best power forward in basketball history?
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Will NBA commissioner address 2017 All-Star Game in Tuesday news conference?
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Hartford hockey fans feel left behind
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Canes announce First Goal initiative for kids

Earnhardt Jr. isn't in the Chase, but he's not worried – yet
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

July 11 2016

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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For sports fans, North Carolina has it all
-
Portugal stuns France to lift 1st cup despite Ronaldo injury

Gabby Douglas headed back to the Summer Games
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Coastal Plain League develops umpires as well as players
Hampton Roads Daily Press

July 10 2016

Top NBA picks Ingram, Simmons go head-to-head in Vegas
Wilmington Star-News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Man or meme? Who is Michael Jordan to basketball’s next generation?
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Andy Murray seeks 3rd major title; Milos Raonic bids for 1st
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22! Williams tops Kerber at Wimbledon, ties Graf's Slam mark
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Brad Keselowski has enough left in tank to win at Kentucky

Rabalais- With SEC Media Day looming this week, here's your eight-week warning for college football
New Orleans Advocate

Best in Texas- Which college football team has the best stadium?
Dallas Morning News

July 9 2016

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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UNC, Duke recruit Kevin Knox in no hurry to reach decision
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Canes’ Cotton shaken by Dallas shootings

From the Charlotte Observer
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After mediocre free agency, will Charlotte Hornets actually improve next season?
-
Fall, double-faults hurt Federer in Wimbledon loss to Raonic

Vegas has spoken, and early line favors Clemson over the Gamecocks — by a lot
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier

July 8 2016

Tudor- Doeren dodges one early hot-seat list, but heat likely to rise
WRAL Sportsfan

Clemson Football- Odds To Win The ACC
rubbingtherock.com

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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NC State swimmer an ‘Olympian forever’
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McKeown, Fleury eye Hurricanes’ roster spot

Hornets finalize trade with Kings for Marco Belinelli, add depth with Roy Hibbert, Ramon Sessions
Charlotte Observer

Uncle Raymond helps nephew Jalek Felton get a taste of life at UNC
Fayetteville Observer

July 7 2016

Dwyane Wade coming home to Bulls, agrees to 2-year, $47.5 million deal
Chicago Tribune

From the Charlotte Observer
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NFL players vote Panthers QB Cam Newton as league’s top player
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Charlotte Hornets adding Brian Roberts as third point guard
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NC State's Yow aims to reach national top-25 goal in 2016-17
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Messi given 21 months for tax fraud, likely to avoid prison

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Retiring Duke announcer Bob Harris reflects on career
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On verge of MLB, Trea Turner returns to Triangle
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Canes prospects start camp with long day
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Was Elizabeth City State University smart in asking to come back on SB873?

Big 12 chief- 'It’s about time we made some decisions' on expansion
Memphis Commercial Appeal

From Columbia (SC) The State
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Improvements, ‘cool factor’ keep USC locked in with Under Armour
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CBS report- Will Muschamp under most pressure of new SEC coaches
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USC finishes ahead of Clemson in rankings for best sports programs
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5 USC football freshmen who can make a difference this season

From the Charleston Post & Courier
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Top 10 USC, No. 4- For Marquavius Lewis and Gamecocks’ D-line, time to take the next step
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Top 10 Tigers 2016, No. 4- Clemson DE Austin Bryant wants to make his own name

July 6 2016

Harris to retire as Duke voice following 2017 basketball season
Durham Herald-Sun

ACC losing another of its ‘masters’ with retirement of Bob Harris
Wilmington Star-News

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Duke broadcaster Bob Harris to retire
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Canes’ top pick Jake Bean ready for Carolina immersion
-
Christian Laettner, former Duke basketball player, faces involuntary bankruptcy

Preview 2016- NC State And Dave Doeren Need To Get A Big Win
College Football News

From the Charlotte Observer
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Panthers safety Kurt Coleman deserves more, but it’s not his style to ask
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Deals with Sessions, Hibbert address need for depth on Charlotte Hornets’ roster
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Kevin Durant’s move from Thunder to Warriors feels seismic for the NBA
-
Charlotte 49ers nose tackle Larry Ogunjobi named to defensive player of year watch list

Spur of the Moment- Gamecocks a popular early pick for 2017 College World Series
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier

Why Coastal Carolina’s CWS title is no surprise
Outer Banks Sentinel

Offseason College Football Conference Rankings For 2016
Campus Insiders

Five NCAA titles, football, basketball Final Fours highlight ACC's 2015-16
Hampton Roads Daily Press

July 5 2016

From newsok.com
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Kevin Durant agrees to join Golden State Warriors
-
Kevin Durant to Golden State- How Oklahoma City handled Durant's departure
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Don't take Kevin Durant's departure personally, Oklahoma City

From the Charlotte Observer
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Charlotte Hornets closing in on deal with center Roy Hibbert
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Ramon Sessions returning to Charlotte Hornets as backup point guard
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Kurt Coleman deserves more, but it’s not his style to ask
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Open and shut- With roof closed, Williams rolls at Wimbledon

Johnson's bulk expected to give Mountaineers lift
Winston Salem Journal

In the ACC, satellite camps didn't really change much
ESPN

July 4 2016

From the Fayetteville Observer
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Marlins defeat Braves 5-2 in historic Fort Bragg Game
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Stephen Schramm- Army families make lasting memories
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Fort Bragg paratrooper wows with national anthem at MLB game
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Father, son create memory at historic Fort Bragg Game
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PHOTOS- Game day on Bragg

Braves, Marlins make history — and memories — on a special night at Fort Bragg
Wilmington Star-News

From WRALsportsfan
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Realmuto, Conley help Marlins beat Braves 5-2 at Fort Bragg
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The most deserving fans get MLB treatment at Fort Bragg
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Baez- Ft. Bragg game is dream come true for 97-year-old vet
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Baez- MLB at Fort Bragg a showcase for the deserving

From the Hampton Roads Daily Press
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Could local schools learn from Coastal Carolina's baseball championship?
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ODU finances 'very good' despite declining Conference USA television revenue

From the Charlotte Observer
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With free agency underway, Charlotte Hornets still need backup point guard, big man
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Charlotte Hornets have a deal to retain forward Marvin Williams
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Aaron Harrison finds shooting touch in second half of Hornets’ summer-league win
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Swimmer Madison Kennedy misses Olympic team by fifteen-hundredths of a second
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Nearly perfect, Williams gets 300th Slam win at Wimbledon

July 3 2016

From the Fayetteville Observer
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Braves, Marlins players with military ties honored to play at Fort Bragg
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Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins land at Pope Field
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For Air Force Capt. Tim Hubler, a Braves fan, the game is coming to him
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Fort Bragg Game- A breakdown of the Marlins-Braves matchup
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Empty seat to honor veteran at Fort Bragg Game
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Make-A-Wish fulfills teenager's dream with trip to Fort Bragg Game

Marlins - Braves to play at Fort Bragg
WITN 7

From WRALsportsfan
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Baseball, military threads in America's fabric
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Braves, Marlins- It's exciting to play for the troops

Biggest NCAA athletic apparel contracts
Business Insider (Sept 2015)

Brad Keselowski finally earns 1st Daytona victory
Winston Salem Journal

What should Gamecocks hope for this fall?
Columbia (SC) The State

Mendenhall "more convinced than ever" at UVa
Roanoke Times

July 2 2016

From the Myrtle Beach Sun
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Crowd gives Chants a hero’s welcome home from College World Series
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Notes and reflections from Coastal Carolina’s College World Series championship

Virginia Tech Football Will Win The Coastal Division
Gobbler Country

Sandstorm showcased on Twitter by Carolina mascot
The Big Spur

BOG member unhappy with lawmakers’ move
Durham Herald Sun

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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In NC baseball history, no bigger game than this — DeCock
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Here’s what you need to know about historic MLB game at Fort Bragg
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Canes’ moves include officially moving on from Eric Staal
-
Canes sign veteran forward Stempniak
-
NC State basketball postpones international trip

Terrorism concerns prompt State to postpone exhibition hoop trip to Italy
Wilmington Star-News

From the Charlotte Observer
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Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte grab top 2 spots in 200 medley
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For swimmer Kathleen Baker, 19, road to Olympics ran between Winston-Salem, Charlotte
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Charlotte Hornets do the right thing, pay freight to give Nic Batum 5-year deal
-
Jeremy Lin leaving Charlotte Hornets for reported $36 million deal with Nets
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AP Source- Pacers agree with Al Jefferson on 3-year, $30M deal
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Panthers LB Thomas Davis on Cam Newton, staying healthy, returning to Super Bowl
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NFL Network analysts- Panthers’ Cam Newton is league’s top player
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Greg Biffle wins 1st pole since 2012 with strong Daytona run

July 1 2016

From the Myrtle Beach Sun
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Coastal Carolina wins national championship, knocks off Arizona in CWS finale
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CCU plans hero’s welcome for baseball team
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Success Marks the spot for Coastal Carolina's senior left fielder

From Omaha.com
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Shatel- CWS was magic ride for Coastal Carolina, endurance test for the fans
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Coastal Carolina wins 2016 CWS for school's first national championship
-
Arizona's surprising season falls one hit short of a championship
-
Shatel- NCAA made right call in postponing CWS championship

From the Charlotte Observer
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. comes to Daytona looking for answers – and a victory
-
Handicapping NASCAR’s Chase- Who’s in, who’s on the bubble
-
Charlotte Hornets come to terms with free agent Nic Batum in $120 million deal
-
Former High Point star John Brown embraces lesser role with Charlotte Hornets

Free agent action uncertain for Canes
Raleigh News & Observer

ESPN breaks down the Carolina schedule
The Big Spur

Maginn Picks AState
MSN

Vikings pro scout Scott Kuhn adds Director of Analytics to his title
ESPN 1500 Twin Cities

July 31 2016

Guerin Emig- American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco steadfast as Big 12 raid looms
Tulsa World

From the Tampa Bay Times
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Report- Big 12 expansion may come before football season
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Think attendance will hurt USF's Big 12 bid? Think again

Report- Big 12 sets preferred deadline on expansion announcement
Dallas Morning News

Sophomore center Nick Marshall’s status with Tigers unclear
Memphis Commercial Appeal

July 30 2016

CBS Sports Network's Brent Stover to Emcee #AmericanKickoff
theamerican.org

Bulls returning to roots for first practice
Tampa Bay Times

Ex-UC players in Final Four of $2M tourney
Cincinnati Enquirer

Breaking down the Tigers- Defensive linemen
Memphis Commercial Appeal

July 29 2016

From theamerican.org
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2016 Football Team Preview- Tulane Green Wave
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Fifty-two Student Athletes, 12 teams earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

Big 12 reasons UCF should be No. 1 choice for league expansion
Orlando Sentinel

July 28 2016

From theamerican.org
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American Athletic Conference Announces 2015-16 Team Academic Award Winners
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2016 Football Team Preview- UCF Knights
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American Athletic Conference Forms Basketball Officiating Consortium with SEC and ASUN
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Acker, Tuck Among 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year Nominees

Could Tulane be the Big 12 expansion wild card?
ESPN

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
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ESPN says Tulane could be the wild card in the Big 12's expansion plans
-
QB Devin Powell leaves Tulane, set to transfer to Nicholls State

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Justin Timberlake lobbies for Tigers to join Big 12
-
Tiger strength coach goes beyond 'bigger, stronger, faster'

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
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Tuberville- Kiel No. 3 on UC QB depth chart
-
UC's Tuberville, Boone on Big 12 hopes

FSU offer provides dilemma for UCF commit DeMarco Artis
Orlando Sentinel

Bulls to remain mum about Big 12 pursuit
Tampa Bay Times

Sports Comment- Big 12 would be wise to consider Navy football as an expansion candidate
Annapolis Capital Gazette

Here are six essential elements for Big 12 expansion
Raleigh News & Observer

July 27 2016

2016 Cincinnati Bearcats Football Predictions and Season Win Total Picks
Docs Sports Service

ESPN projects Tulsa fourth in AAC West division
Tulsa World

From the Dallas Morning News
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SMU announces plans for new indoor-outdoor football practice facility
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SMU says $150 million in upgrades isn't a reaction to Big 12 expansion ... but it sends a message

Danny White- AAC exit fee not a problem for UCF
Orlando Sentinel

Big 12 sifting through college football resumes, including UConn's
Norwich Bulletin

Big 12 expansion, examined- Focus on TV markets
Memphis Commercial Appeal

July 26 2016

From theamerican.org
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Summer Kickoff and Media Days Lineup Announced
-
American Athletic Conference Welcomes Five New Staff Members

Navy Football Preseason Notebook
Navy Sports

2016 Central Florida Golden Knights Football Predictions and Season Win Total Picks
Docs Sports Service

Two top UC seniors set for AAC media days
Cincinnati Enquirer

Five Bulls to join Taggart at AAC media kickoff
Tampa Bay Times

From the Hartford Courant
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UConn Brings In Aspire Group To Help Boost Ticket Sales, Especially For Football
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Tracking UConn's Football Opponents- Virginia

Breaking down the Tigers- Quarterbacks
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Big 12 Expansion- UConn, USF lead; Houston at bottom in athletics ‘worth’ …
hook'em.com

Biggest questions to answer now in Big 12 expansion
ESPN

Big 12 expansion evaluations will come soon. Houston's ready to do
SB Nation

Big 12 Expansion- Ranking the possible schools to be added
southteexasnews.net

UConn not hiding its desire to join Big 12 Conference
Today's U (blog)

TU Sports- Philip Montgomery to deliver first pitch at Drillers game next week
Tulsa World

July 25 2016

Evaluating top Big 12 expansion candidates
Orlando Sentinel

Carlton- The top group of Big 12 expansion candidates is probably made up of these five schools
Houston Chronicle

Dee Rowe Reflects On Lifetime Of Making A Difference As Coach, Father Figure At UConn And Beyond
Hartford Courant

Get to know the TU basketball players- Corey Haith
Tulsa World

Bulls land 3 weekend commitments
Tampa Bay Times

July 24 2016

Twelve from The American earn Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars Honors
theamerican.org

From the Houston Chronicle
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UH's toughest job may be swaying Big 12's northern schools
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UH looks to join an expanding conference

Jeff Jacobs- With Big 12 Calling, Pasqualoni Era Should Be In Distant Past
Hartford Courant

Tigers in Big 12 touted as transformational for U of M, city
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Get to know the TU basketball players- Alex Foree
Tulsa World

From the Tampa Bay Times
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Fennelly- USF, UCF need teamwork in Big 12 push
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Sizing up USF's chances vs. rest of Big 12 suitors

July 23 2016

Who wants in the Big 12? Politicians, athletic directors start campaigns
Kansas City Star

From the Houston Chronicle
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Texas Tech supports UH's Big 12 bid
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UH gets huge endorsements for Big 12 expansion

Big 12 expansion- Should UCF fans worry about gaining support for Houston?
Orlando Sentinel

From the Dallas Morning News
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Houston receives another big endorsement from Texas Tech as Big 12 expansion candidate
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Cougars, Tigers and Bearcats, oh my: The latest news on Big 12 expansion

Big 12 Expansion Watch- Politics, predictions and more
Memphis Commercial Appeal

20 years of USF football: Timeline of program's highs and lows (w/video)
Tampa Bay Times

July 22 2016

From the Dallas Morning News
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Cougars, Tigers and Bearcats, oh my- The latest news on Big 12 expansion
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SMU in the Big 12- School's president and AD say Mustangs interested in joining conference
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cons for BYU, Boise State, UConn, Cincinnati and others

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Big 12 Expansion Watch- Texas governor, University of Texas president tout Houston
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Twelve thoughts on Big 12 expansion
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Tiger football ticket sales up nearly 18 percent
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Fuente says Memphis 'absolutely' a fit for Big 12
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Rudd quiet now, but May words on expansion spoke volumes

Fennelly- Academic scandal hits USF at worst possible time
Tampa Bay Times

Power move- Roadmap to Tulane's potential role in Big 12 expansion
New Orleans Advocate

Big 12 expansion- Should UCF fans worry about gaining support for Houston?
Orlando Sentinel

TU to sell beer at football games this season
Tulsa World

A midsummer’s look at how the AAC stacks up in men’s basketball
New Haven Register

Jensen- Temple stadium on track despite shake-up
philly.com

July 21 2016

From theamerican.org
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American Athletic Conference Unveils 2016 Football Championship Logo
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Two UConn Seniors Named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List

From the Tampa Bay Times
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USF, NCAA investigate men's basketball program; assistant Oliver Antigua resigns
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Big 12 moves toward expansion as USF hopes for spot
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FSU-USF on pace for sellout

Campaigning underway for Memphis, other Big 12 hopefuls
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Got Questions About UConn Joining The Big 12? We've Got Answers
Hartford Courant

From the Houston Chronicle
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UH looks to join an expanding conference
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Big 12 football coaches favor adding UH to conference

From the Orlando Sentinel
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New UCF baseball coach Greg Lovelady eyeing quick turnaround for program
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UCF President John Hitt- There should be a home for us in the Big 12

Breaking down pros/cons for BYU, Boise State, UConn, Cincinnati and others
Dallas Morning News

Get to know the TU basketball players- Pat Birt
Tulsa World

July 20 2016

Big 12 Conference to actively explore expansion candidates
Deseret News

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
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Surprise! Big 12 takes sudden step toward expansion
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UC vs. Big 12 candidates- Who stands out?

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Big 12 commissioner "to actively evaluate" expansion candidates
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Big 12 decision means moment of truth for Memphis

From the Hartford Courant
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Big 12 Votes To Pursue Expansion; UConn Expected To Make Pitch To Power Five Conference
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UConn Gets Early Test- Will Face Oklahoma State In Maui Opener; UNC Could Follow

Big 12 still interested in expansion, could consider UH
Houston Chronicle

Big 12 moves toward expansion as USF hopes for spot
Tampa Bay Times

Big 12 commissioner to evaluate potential expansion candidates
Orlando Sentinel

Tulane TE Marshall Wadleigh granted a scholarship
New Orleans Times Picayune

July 19 2016

Big 12 expected to address expansion in teleconference
Memphis Commercial Appeal

UH athletic director Hunter Yurachek meets with Pac-12
Houston Chronicle

TU Sports- Philip Montgomery to deliver first pitch at Drillers game next week
Tulsa World

Inquirer editorial- Penn State, Temple, and football-induced delusion
Memphis Commercial Appeal

UCF gains commit No. 15 with Lakewood Ranch OT Samuel Jackson
Orlando Sentinel

July 18 2016

Get to know the TU basketball players- Geno Artison
Tulsa World

July 17 2016

Temple builds foundation to win or survive a letdown
Today's U (blog)

Houston coach Herman puts emphasis on winning in the trenches
ESPN

July 16 2016

From theamerican.org
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American Well-Represented On Biletnikoff, Wuerffel Watch Lists
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Eight From The American On O'Brien, Walker Watch Lists

UH's Tom Herman shoots down reports of meeting with Baylor
Houston Chronicle

Houston coach denies meeting with Baylor
NBC Sports

From the Tulsa World
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TU Sports- QB Dane Evans on Davey O'Brien Award watch list
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TU Sports- QB Dane Evans among Allstate AFCA Good Works Team nominees, Wuerffel Trophy candidates

From the New Orleans Times Picayune
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Tulane's Marshall Wadleigh named to Wuerffel Trophy watch list
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Tulane's Dontrell Hilliard placed on Doak Walker Award watch list

Temple men's hoops non-conference schedule set
Philly.com

July 15 2016

New Tulane coach Travis Jewett- 'We're more than capable of getting to Omaha'
New Orleans Times Picayune

Murphy- Is Temple blind to stadium costs?
Philly.com

Former UConn Women's Basketball Player Breanna Stewart Wins Two ESPY Awards
theamerican.org

UConn's Newsome named to national list
American-Republican

TU Sports- WR Josh Atkinson on Biletnikoff watch list
Tulsa World

July 14 2016

TU Sports- WR Josh Atkinson on Biletnikoff watch list
Tulsa World

UC could face Duke, Kennard in Naismith
Cincinnati Enquirer

Norvell, Tiger football fans to mingle at 'Open Mike' event
Memphis Commercial Appeal

Would Temple upheaval affect building of stadium?
philly.com

July 13 2016

From theamerican.org
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The Gift of Giving- Student-Athletes Help The Community
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Four From The American On Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

From the Orlando Sentinel
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Former Miami catcher Greg Lovelady named new UCF baseball coach
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UCF coach Scott Frost upgrades Knights' nutrition program

Revitalized Rodney Purvis Ready To Take On Mentoring Role At UConn
Hartford Courant

UC linebacker named to Butkus watch list
Cincinnati Enquirer

Paxton Lynch back in town for charity event, says he’ll ‘never forget’ Memphis
Memphis Commercial Appeal

July 12 2016

Four From The American On Jim Thorpe Award Watch List
theamerican.org

UC's Zach Edwards makes national watch list
Cincinnati Enquirer

Nichols- Tim Jankovich sorting through mixed emotions as he takes over for Larry Brown at SMU
Dallas Morning News

July 11 2016

Weekly yoga sessions help TU football players with flexibility, muscle recovery
Tulsa World

July 10 2016

From theamerican.org
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Football Preview Guide Released
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Six From The American On Outland, Nagurski Watch Lists

7 things to know about new Tulane baseball coach Travis Jewett
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Dallas Morning News
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National writer- It would have been silly for SMU to give Larry Brown a 5-year extension
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Larry Brown turned SMU basketball into a hot ticket for Tony Romo and other Dallas sports celebrities

From the Tulsa World
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Bill Haisten- In response to ALS diagnosis, Allan Trimble's minister is praying for a miracle
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Will Tulsa's Junior Etou be AAC's under-the-radar transfer next basketball season?

July 9 2016

From the Dallas Morning News
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Larry Brown steps down as SMU men's basketball head coach amid contract dispute
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Sherrington- Even if it was past time to go, and the timing awful, Larry Brown made it interesting at SMU
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Larry Brown explains why he left SMU, why he announced one day after Dallas shootings
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New SMU basketball coach Jankovich well-groomed, ready to take reins, colleagues say

Larry Brown’s predictable exit from SMU opens door for TCU
Ft Worth Star-Telegram

Larry Brown resigns as basketball coach at SMU
Fayetteville Observer

From Philly.com
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Larry Brown resigning as SMU coach
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Jensen- Tough to argue with Larry Brown's success
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Hoops assistant leaves Temple for UConn
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Temple's Dawkins on Outland Trophy watch list

Larry Brown’s predictable exit from SMU opens door for TCU
Ft Worth Star-Telegram

Tulane to hire Vanderbilt assistant Travis Jewett as next baseball coach, sources say
New Orleans Times Picayune

Middies kicker follows mentor to UC on full ride
Dayton Daily News

Jeff Jacobs- At UConn, Ollie's 5 Newcomers Have Melded To Become 1
Hartford Courant

July 8 2016

From theamerican.org
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Lou Groza, Ray Guy Watch Lists Feature American Athletic Conference Players
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Three From The American On Mackey Award Watch List
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Eleven American Athletic Conference Players on Maxwell, Bednarik Award Preseason Lists

TU Sports- Punter Dalton Parks on Ray Guy watch list
Tulsa World

UC coach engages at-risk youth with basketball
Cincinnati Enquirer

Matthew O'Neal set to compete for spot on Olympic team
Tampa Bay TImes

July 7 2016

AAC Summer Reset: Temple, UConn reloading after titles
Sports Illustrated

Tulane's Ross Massey named Freshman All-American by D1Baseball.com
New Orleans Times Picayune

Temple, Oklahoma to play 3-game football series
Philly.com

UCF basketball guard Chance McSpadden tears ACL
Orlando Sentinel

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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TU Sports- Center Chandler Miller on Rimington watch list
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Will Tulsa's Junior Etou be AAC's under-the-radar transfer next basketball season?

July 6 2016

Eleven American Athletic Conference Players on Maxwell, Bednarik Award Preseason Lists
theamerican.org

UCF baseball coach Terry Rooney leaves program
Orlando Sentinel

LSU's Andy Cannizaro, Southeastern's Matt Riser to interview for Tulane baseball job
New Orleans Times Picayune

Clements dismissed from Navy football team again
Annapolis Capital

UC's Kiel, Boone named to Maxwell list
Cincinnati Enquirer

July 5 2016

Tracking UConn's Football Opponents- A Look At Maine (Sept. 1)
Hartford Courant

Bill Haisten- Tulsa vs. Oklahoma State every year- Will Derrick Gragg like the idea?
Tulsa World

July 4 2016

Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Podcast- American Athletic Conference Season Preview
Nunes Magician

July 3 2016

TU switches to Adidas
Tulsa World

Work begins on U of M’s new basketball practice facility
Memphis Commercial Appeal

How will the Mustangs fare this fall? SMU football season preview
Dallas Morning News

July 2 2016

TU Sports- See photos of new Adidas apparel for Hurricane fans
Tulsa World

July 1 2016

American Athletic Conference Announces Staff Promotions
theamerican.org

TU-Fresno State football game time changed to 3-30 p.m on Sept. 24
Tulsa World