A BYH to the dry-rainy poster (“When it rains it pours”). You conflate LOCAL weather with GLOBAL warming. Please get to...

ECU: Kobe set for finale in Minges


East Carolina swimming coach Rick Kobe. (ECU Media Relations)


By Ronnie Woodward
The Daily Reflector

Saturday, January 21, 2017

East Carolina’s Rick Kobe, the fourth-winningest swimming coach in NCAA history who is retiring at the end of this season, will lead the Pirates today against University of Maryland-Baltimore County in Kobe’s final meet in Minges Natatorium.

Special recognition for Kobe and the senior class is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by the meet at 1. Kobe, who is in his 35th season at ECU, has 532 career victories.

Women’s hoops

Seventh-year coach Heather Macy is aware of the main problem plaguing her East Carolina women’s basketball team during its 1-6 record in seven games to drop to last place in the American Athletic Conference.

“We’ve consistently had bad stretches and what we’ve been working on is reducing the length of those stretches,” Macy said after Central Florida ended Wednesday’s game in Minges Coliseum on an 18-2 run for a 54-42 win.

Avoiding that problem will be important as ECU (10-9, 1-5) returns to action today with yet another difficult matchup. The Pirates play at surging Cincinnati at 2 p.m.

Since Cincy (13-5, 4-1) lost 51-48 to Georgia on Dec. 15, it has gone 7-1 and comes into today on a four-game win streak. After playing the Bearcats today, the Pirates host No. 1 Connecticut on Tuesday night.

UCF did a tremendous job holding down ECU leading scorer Kristen Gaffney, limiting her to four points on 2-of-5 shooting. The Pirates also struggled shooting from the outside, finishing 3-of-20 from 3-point range.

Gaffney, a graduate transfer and post player, is averaging 14.6 points per game for the season, but during league play her average is 11.0.

During league play, ECU is last in the American in scoring at 47.5 ppg. Cincinnati is fifth at 65.6.

Five-foot-11 junior forward Shanice Johnson has led the way recently for the Bearcats, posting averages of 15.2 points and 9.4 rebounds in AAC games. Cincy is tied for third in the conference standings and 9-3 at home.

Contact Ronnie Woodward at rwoodward@reflector.com, 252-329-9592 and follow @RonnieW11 on Twitter.


Humans of Greenville


Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.


June 11, 2019


East Carolina alum Cliff Godwin was hired as ECU’s 16th head baseball coach on June 25, 2014, and within a week, he and the Pirates received a verbal commitment from a local standout in D.H. Conley High School star hitter Bryant Packard.

In the following weeks and months, ECU…

NCAA East Carolina Louisville Baseball

June 11, 2019

East Carolina baseball coach Cliff Godwin said Tuesday morning he has not been contacted by Florida State about its coaching vacancy, and he also said that all five ECU juniors who were drafted last are leaving school and pursuing their professional careers.

The juniors leaving are Jake Agnos,…


June 09, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It was a difficult postgame exchange between East Carolina fifth-year baseball coach Cliff Godwin and Louisville 13th year coach Dan McDonnell on Saturday afternoon, much like it was difficult on the Pirates during their two NCAA super regional losses to Louisville to end…

NCAA Louisville East Carolina Baseball

June 09, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The thousands of fans in red and the play on the field by Louisville at Jim Patterson Stadium during the NCAA super regional round trumped East Carolina and its hopes of finally breaking through and getting to Omaha, Neb., for the College World Series this year.


NCAA Louisville East Carolina Baseball

June 08, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Jim Patterson Stadium scoreboard read during the third inning Saturday that Louisville had six runs on six hits, while East Carolina was scoreless with no hits.

If Friday’s rout by the Cardinals was not enough of a sign, it became official Saturday that ECU’s…

NCAA Louisville East Carolina Baseball

June 08, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bobby Miller’s fastball-heavy approach against East Carolina on Saturday proved to be nearly unhittable.

For eight innings, it was unhittable.

Louisville baseball advanced to the College World Series, ended East Carolina’s season and Miller led a shutout of the…

NCAA Louisville East Carolina Baseball

June 07, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Tyler Fitzgerald, the No. 3 hitter in the Louisville batting order, finished 4-for-5 on Friday for the first four-hit game of his three-year career with the Cardinals.

No hit was more important than his RBI double during a four-run fourth inning that completely changed the…

NCAA East Carolina Louisville Baseball

June 07, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The rain was steady during the most important half-inning at Jim Patterson Stadium on Friday, only adding to a dampening day for East Carolina baseball that has the Pirates back in elimination mode during the NCAA tournament.

After having its first 10 batters retired in…

NCAA East Carolina Louisville Baseball

June 07, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — There were plenty of times last weekend when East Carolina’s baseball players had 5,000 fans cheering for them at Clark-LeClair Stadium and helping them navigate and force their way to an NCAA Greenville Regional championship.

It will be different this weekend,…


June 06, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -— Two more wins.

It is a historical and even monumental task for any East Carolina team at this point in the NCAA baseball tournament, but the Pirates are back in a super regional, and this team is tasked with winning a best-of-three super regional series at Louisville…

IMG_2326 (1).jpg
234 stories in ECU. Viewing 1 through 10.
«First Page   «Previous Page        
Page 1 of 24
        Next Page»   Last Page»