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East Carolina, Mississippi State enter top 25 after big wins

...after winning at Virginia Tech.The Pirates were last ranked Sept. 21, 2008. That team finished 9-5 and won Conference USA. East Caro lina (3-1) is in its first season in the American Athletic Conference.Mississippi State is No...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-09-21/east-carolina-mississippi
Unclear future for guarantee games in college football playoff era

...guarantee games with other FBS programs has "skyrocketed.""We've got colleagues in the MAC and the Sun Belt and Conference USA that aren't even willing to talk for less than a million dollars," said Ron Prettyman, athletic director at FCS...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-09-12/unclear-future-guarantee-
Defending national champion Seminoles dominate media's All-ACC team

...projected West champ Toledo in the MAC title game. CONFERENCE USA: Com missioner Britton Banowsky sees his league at...several seasons of conference realignment nationwide, Conference USA has 13 football teams this season. Charlotte is already...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-23/defending-national-champi
NFL hires former ACC referee to man the same position

...will work minicamps and preseason games this year.They are in the officiating development program and officiated in Conference USA in 2013. REDSKINS: Signed Jerry Rice Jr., son of the Hall of Fame receiver.Rice is an undrafted free agent out...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-06-26/nfl-hires-former-acc-referee-
Gamecocks Chad Holbrook coach downplays past NCAA Tournament success

...Maryland coach John Szefc.Maryland (36-21), of the Atlantic Coast Conference, and Old Dominion (36-24), of Conference USA, join the Camels of the Big South as regional teams hoping to put South Carolina's streak to rest. The problem...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-05-29/gamecocks-chad-holbrook-
NFL plans to discuss expanded playoffs in May meeting in Atlanta

...officials will work minicamps and preseason games: line judge Sarah Thomas and head linesman Maia Chaka.Both work in Conference USA. COURTS: The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has referred the airport arrest of San Francisco 49ers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-04-24/nfl-plans-discuss-expanded-pl
Briarwood's versatile Malia Kency is player of the year

...games and wins.But the next level presents a new challenge, when Kency will be playing Division I basketball in Conference USA. Kency hopes her time at Briarwood prepared her for college's larger workload."I have been able to display great...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-04-07/briarwoods-versatile-
Top-ranked Connecticut women double up Rutgers to clinch a share of league title

...ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 58In Murfreesboro, Tenn., Ebony Rowe scored nine points in a late 12-0 run and finished with 22 as Middle Tennessee (25-4, 14-1) beat Alabama-Birmingham (15-12, 7-7) to win its sixth Conference USA title in a row.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-03-01/top-ranked-connecticut-wo
East Carolina, Ohio on a mission at Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl

...Holding their own. Ohio owns a pair of victories over Conference USA teams, beating North Texas and eventual C-USA East...defensive pressure on the quarterback. East Carolina led Conference USA in rushing defense has 35 sacks. Ohio has 34 sacks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-12-22/east-carolina-ohio-missio
Fight Hunger Bowl will be first FBS game with 2 female officials

...officials this year.The game between BYU and Washington on Dec. 27 in San Francisco will be called by a crew from Conference USA that includes Sarah Thomas as line judge and Maia Chaka as head linesman.NCAA national coordinator of officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-12-18/fight-hunger-bowl-will-be