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Nuggets & Briefs: From his perch in the crow's nest, Al Myatt peers beyond the realm of Bonesville for items of interest to our readers. Visit the Nuggets & Briefs Archives to review Nuggets & Briefs from previous months. For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

NUGGETS & BRIEFS FOR OCTOBER 2014
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MOST RECENTLY UPDATED FOR TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 2014

Royals rely on bullpen

World Series scheduled to start tonight. Read more at foxsports.com.

Archie Manning takes leave from playoff committee

Former Ole Miss great needs corrective procedure from knee replacement. Read more at foxsports.com.

Upsets imperil Big 12's playoff chances

WVU, K-State shake up league's power structure. Read more at usatoday.com.

Seminoles have doubters

Penalty flag may have changed course of season. Read more at espn.com.

ACC says call was correct

Downfield blocking not allowed before pass beyond scrimmage line. Read more at cbssports.com.

Irish coach wades into college football politics

Positioning for playoff is driving force. Read more at espn.com.

Winston planning on jump to NFL

Off-field issues behind decision, according to report. Read more at yahoo.com.

UNC investigation update due

Wainstein to make report Wednesday. Read more at wral.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

MONDAY, OCT. 20, 2014

Record, 49ers both fall to Manning

Denver QB eclipses Brett Favre's career mark with 4 TD passes in 42-17 rout. Read more at foxnews.com.

Pro Football Hall of Fame airlift underway

Peyton's record TD ball being personally expedited to Canton by Hall executive. Read more at denverpost.com.

Rams use trickery to top Seahawks

St. Louis gambles and wins. Read more at yahoo.com.

Jaguars stop losing streak

Browns dominated on road. Read more at foxsports.com.

Raiders off to worst start in 52 years

Loss to Arizona drops Oakland to 0-6, extends losing skid to 12 games dating to last season. Read more at sfgate.com.

McCoy helps Redskins rally

Cousins benched after interceptions. Read more at espn.com.

Packers defeat Panthers

Rodgers leads way with three TDs. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Lou Holtz compares 2014 to 1993

Former coach says Irish aren't done. Read more at suntimes.com.

AP poll is top heavy with SEC West teams

ECU remains No. 18. Read more at cbssports.com.

Coaches poll puts ECU at No. 17

Pirates drop a notch as Huskers move up. Read more at usatoday.com.

Pirates still king of the hill among G5

Colorado State, Marshall making noise but ECU has inside track to access bowl. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Prep game halted after brawl

Rough play escalates, ref stops play, NY state troopers called. Read more at ap.org.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SUNDAY, OCT. 19, 2014

West Virginia hands Baylor first loss

Fourth-ranked Bears fall, 41-27, in Morgantown. Read more at cbssports.com.

Alabama blasts Texas A&M

35-point second quarter keys 59-0 rout. Read more at espn.com.

Missed field goal costly for Sooners

Kansas State wins in Norman. Read more at foxsports.com.

Bruins get rare win over Bears

Triumph in Berkley is first for UCLA since 1998. latimes.com.

Cincinnati crushes SMU 41-3

Gunner Kiel passes for 241 yards, runs for 50. Read more at dfw.cbslocal.com.

Duke has Cavs' number

Blue Devils become bowl eligible. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Top 25 college football game capsules

FSU survives ND, Baylor, Oklahoma are upset victims. Read more at sportsnetwork.com.

Fan returns home run ball to Ishikawa

Signed bat and World Series tickets in deal. Read more at yahoo.com.

Terry Labonte planning to retire

Talladega race will be his last. Read more at usatoday.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SATURDAY, OCT. 18, 2014

College athletes can go fishing

West Virginia best among anglers. Read more at nytimes.com.

Houston routs Temple

QB Greg Ward Jr. leads way in 31-10 AAC victory. Read more at foxnews.com.

Gamecocks seek answers

Spurrier using positive approach. Read more at usatoday.com.

Noles face Notre Dame

Quarterbacks will be in spotlight. Read more at yahoo.com.

Blue Devils host Virginia

Contest has implications in ACC Coastal. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Sooners chaplain arrested

Kent Bowles booked on multiple charges in drug-related incident. Read more at newsok.com.

Did officials impact Jets-Pats?

Advising players on scrimmage line is standard practice. Read more at cbssports.com,

World Series tough to predict

Royals swept regular season games with Giants. Read more at foxsports.com.

Pete Rose believes hall will call

Induction could be posthumous. Read more at espn.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 2014

Ishikawa homer sends Giants to World Series

Three-run blast in bottom of the 9th summons up history of Bobby Thompson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World" in 1951. Read more at washingtonpost.com.

Durant has surgery

Repair to right foot done in Charlotte. Read more at usatoday.com.

Parcells' book deals with Belichick

Relationship strained at times. Read more at foxsports.com.

Jerry Jones off the hook

Judge dismisses sexual assault suit. Read more at yahoo.com.

Peyton eyes history

Broncos QB closes in on Favre's record for career TD passes. Read more at foxnews.com.

Rangers hire Banister

Pirates bench coach had been in organization for 29 years. Read more at espn.com.

UFC champ saves 94-year-old woman

Mixed martial arts fighter comes to the rescue of bleeding elderly neighbor. Read more at bleacherreport.com.

Hokies' woes in Pittsburgh continue

Tech offense sputters in 21-16 loss to Panthers. Read more at washingtonpost.com.

Autographs become an issue

Prescott personalizes items to avoid problems. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Coaches vote Kentucky No. 1

Blue Devils rated No. 3. Read more at cbssports.com.

Winston case a 'game changer' for all schools

Stetson law professor believes processes in college sexual assault proceedings will be redefined. Read more at azcentral.com.

Yellow Jackets QB cleared

Thomas had ankle injury last week. Read more at ajc.com.

20 predictions for 2nd half of college football season

ECU the focus of one weighty forecast. Read more at bleacherreport.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

THURSDAY, OCT. 16, 2014

AT&T withdraws from Cotton Bowl

Corporate giant already has name on stadium. Read more at espn.com.

Fisher stands by Winston

Noles QB signs free autographs for fans for hours at a time. Read more at usatoday.com.

Tide TE waives rights to money

Cash was discovered in drug bust. Read more at foxsports.com.

Gardner returning at QB for Louisville

Cardinals hosting N.C. State. Read more at yahoo.com.

FBS records ready to fall in 2014

ECU's Justin Hardy among 13 players threatening to set new standards. Read more at bleacherreport.com.

Bo Jackson washes hands of Jameis Winston

Rift with FSU QB puts distance between fellow Heisman winners. Read more at nfl.com.

KC finishes ALCS sweep of Orioles

Royals headed to first World Series in 29 years. Read more at msn.com.

Giants one win away from World Series

Posey's three RBIs help San Francisco take 3-1 NLCS lead. Read more at msn.com.

Kemp will get fine

Strike zone comments to cost Dodgers' slugger. Read more at cbssports.com.

RGIII returns to practice

Former Heisman winner expected to play this season for 1-5 Redskins. Read more at si.com.

Pistons top Hornets

NBA preseason game tips off at 11 a.m. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014

Ryder Cup task force formed

USA coming off decisive loss overseas. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

NBA looking at shorter games

Preseason tilt will be 44 minutes. Read more at usatoday.com.

Michael Jordan mastering ownership

Perception of Hornets is changing for the better after solid management moves. Read more at usatoday.com.

Dolphins without Moreno

Torn ACL sidelines running back. Read more at cbssports.com.

Cowboys running back arrested

Shoplifting charges include theft of underwear, cologne. Read more at yahoo.com.

Russell Wilson wins monthly sales war

Seahawks QB tops Peyton Manning in merchandise sales for third time in eight months. Read more at bleacherreport.com.

Royals close in on ALCS sweep

7th straight postseason win brings KC one win away from World Series. Read more at kansascity.com.

Giants beat Cards in 10th on error

Winning run comes in on reliever Randy Choate's wild throw to first after fielding a bunt. Read more at msn.com.

Mets may bring in Citi Field fences

Move may help power production. Read more at newsday.com.

Slive announces retirement

Former C-USA head has overseen prosperous period as SEC commissioner. Read more at espn.com.

Off-field issues impact college football

Winston soap opera continues as Noles meet Irish. Read more at foxsports.com.

Bulldogs-Rebels ticket prices soar

Standing room only goes for $295 or splurge for a seat for up to $6,600. Read more at yardbarker.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

TUESDAY, OCT. 14, 2014

Former champ Spinks hospitalized

Complications result from earlier surgery. Read more at foxsports.com.

Rain postpones AL Game 3

Royals, Orioles reset for tonight. Read more at espn.com.

Cards may miss Molina

Pulled oblique muscle sidelines catcher. Read more at newsday.com.

Hale emerges as Diamondbacks skipper

Arizona resident had been coaching with A's. Read more at cbssports.com.

Murray leading Cowboys back to glory

Win over Seahawks legitimizes Dallas again. Read more at usatoday.com.

Jerry Jones muzzled on Manziel talk

Cowboys owner instructed not to mention Johnny Football anymore. Read more at yardbarker.com.

Mississippi State QB takes Heisman survey lead

Prescott and Bulldogs both at top of their respective opinion polls. Read more at usatoday.com.

State players disciplined for BB gun incident

Seven to sit out game at Louisville. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Penalties among problems for UNC

Flags have flown in Fedora era. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Winston target of 'autographs for money' probe

FSU compliance office begins investigation. Read more at nfl.com.

8 college football recruits that had big weeks

Temple commit, NJ prep RB RyQuell Armstead, among standouts. Read more at bleacherreport.com.

Phil Jackson: Spike Lee "doesn't know anything"

Reporter's tweet logs Knicks president's comment on Lee's latest project. Read more at yardbarker.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

MONDAY, OCT. 13, 2014

Mississippi State new No. 1

Pirates move up in both polls. Read more at cbssports.com.

ECU has leg up in Group of Five sweepstakes

Marshall's unbeaten record doesn't stand up to Pirates' 'overall body of work.' Read more at nbcsports.com.

Police, FSU hindered Winston investigation

Quarterback's lawyer given information before district attorney. Read more at foxsports.com.

Gators still recruiting Gaines

Nash Central standout has grades, other offers. Read more at highschoolot.com.

Panthers, Bengals tie at 37

Cincinnati kicker wide right on winning attempt. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Peyton burns Jets in Denver win

Broncos' QB only two shy of Brett Favre's career mark after throwing three TD passes. Read more at msn.com.

Tiger hangs out at Black Hole

Longtime Raiders' fan gets photo taken in front of notorious fan section. Read more at msn.com.

Walk-off blast evens series for Cards

Timely relief performance by former ECU star Seth Maness extinguishes Giants' rally to set up Kolten Wong's winning homer. Read more at mlb.com.

Carlisle apologizes on weighty matter

Parsons subject of comments on conditioning. Read more at espn.com.

Flacco wastes no time

Ravens QB gets five TDs in record span. Read more at usatoday.com.

Triplett takes Champions tour event in Cary

Lehman second, three shots back. Read more at abcnews.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SUNDAY, OCT. 12, 2014

No. 3 Mississippi State knocks off No. 2 Auburn

Bulldogs extends unbeaten streak to nine games. Read more at yahoo.com.

No. 3 Ole Miss dominates No. 14 Aggies

Crowd of 110,633 watches Rebels lead from start to finish. Read more at espn.com.

No. 5 Baylor wins scorefest with No. 9 TCU

28-yard-field goal as time expires completes frantic comeback. Read more at msn.com.

Georgia routs Missouri

No Gurley, no problem for No 13 Bulldogs. Read more at kansascity.com.

Oklahoma State survives Jayhawks

No. 16 Cowboys get go-ahead score on 99-yard kickoff return. Read more at foxnews.com.

Oregon State blows past UCLA

Ducks back in control of their destiny after last week's upset loss to Arizona. Read more at azcentral.com.

Profanities still flying in NFL

Increase in penalty flags has not constrained off-color language. Read more at usatoday.com.

Kansas City beats Orioles 6-4

Royals take 2-0 lead in American League Championship Series. Read more at ajc.com.

Yanks face baseball's most expensive enigma

A-Rod's contract complicates roster planning. Read more at nypost.com.

NBA chill in the air in Brazil

Raw feelings apparent as Heat falls to Lebron's Cavs in Rio De Janeiro. Read more at nytimes.com.

Wizards' Beal to miss 6-8 weeks

Fractured wrist adds new chapter to shooting guard's history of injuries. Read more at usatoday.com.

Fight erupts after Bank of America 500

Keselowski and Kenseth at center of Charlotte Motor Speedway brawl after Harvick wins race. Read more at foxsports.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SATURDAY, OCT. 11, 2014

Report: Katy Perry to sing at Super Bowl

Big game set in Arizona. Read more at si.com.

L.A. mayor: Highly likely NFL team is on the way

Garcetti makes disclosure during regular segment on radio station. Read more at msn.com.

Russell Wilson set to cash in

New contract a year away but off-the-field deals abound for Seattle QB. Read more at usatoday.com.

FSU releases timeline in Winston case

Move designed to clear up misunderstandings. Read more at espn.com.

Switzer admits cover-ups as Sooners coach

Players charged with misdemeanors ran stadium steps. Read more at usatoday.com.

Gurley may miss 2-3 games

Bulldogs focus on Missouri. Read more at foxsports.com.

Auburn hosts battle of top teams

Prescott leads Mississippi State in SEC Western Division battle. Read more at yahoo.com.

Guard Walker leaves Longhorns

Departure follows altercation with girl friend. Read more at cbssports.com.

Triangle booster clubs raise levels

Scholarship costs have increased. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Danica Patrick opens up about dating

Relationship with fellow driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. gets dicey at times. Read more at yardbarker.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

FRIDAY, OCT. 10, 2014

Laser culprit caught

Lions ban Beslach. Read more at espn.com.

Kaepernick fined $10K for Beats headphones

49ers quarterback pays price for thumbing nose at authority. Read more at espn.com.

Prosecutors move to arrest Adrian Peterson

Action stems from suspended NFL star's admission to smoking pot. Read more at cbslocal.com.

UCF outlasts BYU in overtime

Big momentum shifts ended in Knights' favor. Read more at deseretnews.com.

Officials emphasize integrity

Iowa State allegations increase scrutiny. Read more at usatoday.com.

Suspended Irish players not likely to suit up this season

Five out as probe continues. Read more at foxsports.com.

Georgia's Gurley suspended

Heisman Trophy candidate's college future in doubt over alleged NCAA rule violation. Read more at foxsports.com.

Strong due for baptism in Red River rivalry

Sooners, Texas collide amidst State Fair at Cotton Bowl. Read more at yahoo.com.

Carden, Hardy go from scout team to record books

Duo pace productive ECU offense. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Fedora defends QB rotation

Trubisky will get snaps at Notre Dame. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Blaudschun: Beware of Sleeping Tigers

Young LSU team growing up quickly after two losses. Read more at bleacherreport.com.

NCAA clears Alabama to Seton Hall transfer

Simmons hired lawyer, got action. Read more at cbssports.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

THURSDAY, OCT. 9, 2014

Sale of Bills approved

NFL owners vote unanimously. Read more at yahoo.com.

Prater kicking, not drinking

Former Bronco arrives in Detroit. Read more at usatoday.com.

Three ECU freshmen suspended

Trio were shooting BBs. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Pirates look to end USF's series domination

19th-ranked ECU has lost to Bulls four times in four tries. Read more at calgaryherald.com.

Ole Miss stadium repairs covered quickly

$75,000 for storming field damage raised in four hours. Read more at cbssports.com.

Prescott could take historic path to Heisman

Mississippi State QB will be tested by powerful schedule. Read more at foxsports.com.

Williams faulted for bullpen management

Nationals fall short against Giants. Read more at foxsports.com.

Transfer exits Marquette

Levin leaves before playing. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Woods loses another No. 1 ranking

Lebron tops Tiger on Forbes list of most valuable sports brands. Read more at golfdigest.com.

Poker star loses case

British judge issues ruling. Read more at espn.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8, 2014

NJ high school cancels football season

Hazing at core of decision, parents upset. Read more at si.com.

Campus police called to Gator fight

Back-up QB treated for lip abrasion. Read more at espn.com.

Western Michigan left a mess at Idaho

Host AD says sinks to be remounted. Read more at cbssports.com.

Iowa State AD fined

Big 12 charges $25,000 for comments on officiating. Read more at usatoday.com.

Playoff panel staying informed

Rice and others adapt routines to keep track. Read more at foxsports.com.

NFL owners gather

Personal conduct due for vote. Read more at yahoo.com.

NFL checking on Bills' laser accusations

Problem alleged in Sunday's game at Detroit. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Watt shuns girls because of football

Texans' defensive end stays single to focus on his sport. Read more at foxsports.com.

Cards in, Dodgers out

Adams homer stuns Kershaw, sends St. Louis to NLCS. Read more at mlb.com.

Nadal aims to play through appendicitis

Tennis star turns to antibiotics to get him through Shanghai event. Read more at latimes.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

TUESDAY, OCT. 7, 2014

Twitter operative impersonates Gators coach

Recruit from Nash Central 'catfished.' Read more at sportingnews.com.

Gators QB Harris suspended

Action stems from alleged sexual assault. Read more at espn.com.

Arizona, TCU vault in NCAA re-rank

Pirates at No. 24. Read more at usatoday.com.

Report: SMU reps contact Mack Brown

Brown friend Joe Jamail says "he's not interested" at this time. Read more at foxsports.com.

Olsen leads Panthers in receptions

Shula says eight-year vet at tight end getting better. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Denver's Thomas facing fine for chop block

Injured Campbell likely to miss several weeks. Read more at cbssports.com.

Harbaugh, 49ers owner discuss state of affairs

Duo on same page, trying to win Super Bowl. Read more at foxsports.com.

No unbeaten teams left in NFL

"Any given Sunday" cliché validated one month into season. Read more at msn.com.

Kershaw going on short rest

Mattingly sets rotation for remainder of series. Read more at yahoo.com.

More NBA TV programming on the way

League's new $24 billion deal starts in 2016-17. Read more at usatoday.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

MONDAY, OCT. 6, 2014

NFL looking at moving team(s) to LA

Chargers, Raiders, Rams could relocate. Read more at si.com.

League restricts wearing of 'Beats'

NFL strikes dealing limiting players to Bose headphones while on camera. Read more at bleacherreport.com.

Panthers come back to beat Bears

Newton, no-huddle offense big in 31-24 win. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Manning reaches milestone

500th TD pass comes in Denver's win over Cardinals. Read more at espn.com.

Browns set record for road rally

Hoyer tosses winning TD. Read more at foxsports.com.

Noles return to No. 1 in both polls

Pirates have pair of No.19 rankings. Read more at cbssports.com.

Goal post ends up at fan's apartment

Relic from Ole Miss win over Alabama takes circuitous journey to its new home. Read more at bleacherreport.com.

Katy Perry scores big in college football debut

College Game Day guest picks winners, throws corn dogs, hits on players and trolls Nick Saban. Read more at foxsports.com.

Orioles use Cruz control

Unwanted slugger powers Baltimore to sweep. Read more at usatoday.com.

Logano wins at KC

Status assured in Chase. Read more at yahoo.com.

Phelps puts swimming on hold

Olympic champion enters in-patient treatment program after DUI arrest. Read more at msn.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SUNDAY, OCT. 5, 2014

NFL unbeatens face challenges

Arizona, Cincinnati meet premier quarterbacks. Read more at usatoday.com.

Prescott leads Mississippi State

Bulldogs bite Texas A&M. Read more at espn.com.

Bama and goal posts both go down in Oxford

Rebels' 23-17 win over Tide charges up rowdy fans. Read more at usatoday.com.

Auburn's rout of LSU reshapes playoff picture

Gus Malzahn's team poised to leapfrog up the rankings after other top teams go down. Read more at bleacherreport.com.

TCU leaves Sooners dazed and confused

Oklahoma pays price for multitude of mistakes. Read more at normantranscript.com.

No. 9 Irish survive No. 14 Stanford

Golson 4th down TD pass with 1:01 left keeps ND in playoff hunt. Read more at sfgate.com.

Iowa State AD speaks out about officiating

Comments follow loss to Oklahoma State. Read more at cbssports.com.

Gators rally to top Vols

Florida scoreless through three quarters. Read more at yahoo.com.

Air Force sinks Midshipmen

Navy's hold on Commander-in-Chief's Trophy in jeopardy. Read more at washingtonpost.com.

N.C. Central tops Howard

Bell leads Eagles. Read more at wrallsportsfan.com.

Long pass lifts Camels

Wolf finds Joyner for 2-0 start in PFL. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Facebook locates fan bases

ECU has regional presence. Read more at nytimes.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SATURDAY, OCT. 4, 2014

'Kick six' helmet to be auctioned

Bids on Auburn history will open at $5K. Read more at ajc.com.

Tide WR White questionable

Game time decision at Ole Miss likely. Read more at cbssports.com.

Rich Rod's Wildcats do it again

Arizona (5-0) on threshold of rankings after 2nd straight upset of Oregon. Read more at si.com.

13-year-old boy electrocuted at football game

Middle school student Christian Lorinczy was shocked while leaning against a fence. Read more at foxnews.com.

Peavy outduels Strasburg

Giants continue postseason roll. Read more at espn.com.

Tigers lose 6-3 lead

Orioles lead series, 2-0. Read more at usatoday.com.

Cards toss script, steal show

St. Louis roughs up Kershaw, beats Dodgers in wild NLDS opener. Read more at nytimes.com.

Angels can't stand the heat against KC

Royals win in extra innings again for 2-0 lead in division series. Read more at latimes.com.

Gonzalez to return as Braves skipper

Changes made to coaching staff. Read more at yahoo.com.

Harvick takes another pole at KC

Fastest qualifier for eighth time this season, third in a row. Read more at foxsports.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

FRIDAY, OCT. 3, 2014

Projection has Pirates in Peach

Georgia would be opponent. Read more at usatoday.com.

Touchback saves UCF

Fumble out of the end zone in final minute stops Houston. Read more at orlandosentinel.com.

Oregon forgets to duck

Arizona complicates No. 2 Ducks' college football playoff hopes in 31-24 shocker. Read more at oregonlive.com.

Sooners visit Horned Frogs

Battle of unbeatens features staunch TCU defense. Read more at foxsports.com.

NCAA looking at Ole Miss

Women's basketball, previous football staff may have committed infractions. Read more at yahoo.com.

Grand theft by former FSU booster official

Lovingood admits to taking money. Read more at tbo.com.

Charges dropped against UNC tutor

Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Butler coach takes leave of absence

Medical reasons prompt Miller's exit. Read more at espn.com.

Wilson admits to bullying

Seattle QB was terror on playground. Read more at cbssports.com.

Orioles, Royals take ALDS openers

Baltimore steamrolls Detroit, KC wins 11-inning thriller over Angels. Read more at espn.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

THURSDAY, OCT. 2, 2014

No plans for expanding college football playoffs

Hancock visits Triangle. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Peyton on verge of milestone

Next touchdown pass will be No. 500. Read more at espn.com.

Smith blasts Panthers

Former receiver talks about being released. Read more at cbssports.com.

Giants pound Pirates in wild-card game

San Fran to face Nationals in Division Series. Read more at mercurynews.com.

Trout seeks advice for playoff debut

Former ECU recruit consults Albert Pujols before Angels host Royals. Read more at msn.com.

Vargas, Weaver on mound

Angels host series opener. Read more at kansascity.com.

Cabrera just wants ring

Tigers slugger doesn't sign for playoff pay. Read more at usatoday.com.

MLB to test speed-up rules

Clock will be used in Arizona. Read more at foxsports.com.

Miami Heat building new identity

Team rebranding itself in post-Lebron era. Read more at miamiherald.com.

Rory wins Nicklaus Award

One splendid month provided basis for honor. Read more at yahoo.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1, 2014

FCC retires blackout rule

1970s regulations protected ticket sales. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Raiders make coaching change

Interim Sparano replaces Allen. Read more at espn.com.

Chief DB shouldn't have been flagged

NFL makes statement on religious expression. Read more at foxsports.com.

Politics gets Nuggets mascot in hot water

Team says 'Rocky' the mountain lion has some explaining to do after attending Mitt Romney event. Read more at deadspin.com.

KC advances in 12-inning thriller

Royals mount three comebacks to make playoffs for first time in 29 years. Read more at nytimes.com.

Ole Miss DB: 'Tide not as strong'

Rebels meet Alabama on Saturday. Read more at cbssports.com.

Mack Brown mentioned for SMU job

Former Texas, UNC coach committed to TV at present. Read more at dallasnews.com.

Doeren apologizes for fake injury accusations

Pack coach spoke out of emotion after loss to No. 1 'Noles. Read more at usatoday.com.

Michigan prez hops on apology bandwagon

Top Wolverine issues statement on mishandling of player's injury. Read more at cbssports.com.

Ole Miss DB leaves team for baseball

Former Southern Miss QB will pursue career in Jays' organization. Read more at yahoo.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...


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