BYH Democrats, compromise! And cooperate! I mean, compromise and cooperate as much as McConnell did with Obama....

BATTLE FOR N.C.: Rough weekend for in-state teams

NC State Clemson Football
1 of 6

North Carolina State quarterback Ryan Finley (15) works in the huddle during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Clemson Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)


The Daily Reflector

Monday, October 22, 2018

It was a forgettable weekend for North Carolina college football teams, mainly in N.C. State getting overwhelmed at Clemson in an Atlantic Coast Conference showdown. N.C. State lost 41-7, and even lowly North Carolina was leading at Syracuse until falling 40-37 in double overtime.

Here are The Daily Reflector’s updated in-state power rankings:

1. N.C. State

Record: 5-1.

Why No. 1? Clemson showed why it is an annual national championship contender in a rout of the Wolfpack. All it did for the ‘Pack was loosen its grip some as the top team in the state.

2. Appalachian State

Record: 5-1.

Why No. 2? The lone winner among North Carolina’s major teams was App. State, which beat Louisiana-Lafayette 27-17 in Boone. It was merely a tune-up for the Mountaineers’ most important game of the season to date, when it travels to co-Sun Belt East leader Georgia Southern on Thursday night.

3. Duke

Record: 5-2.

Why No. 3? Because like N.C. State, Duke let an important ACC opportunity slip away when it never led in a 28-14 home loss to Virginia. A win by the Blue Devils probably would have vaulted them to No. 1 in these rankings.

4. Wake Forest

Record: 3-4.

Why No. 4? Another week, another ACC loss for Wake. The Demon Deacons were expectedly defeated at Florida State, giving them a 1-4 record since a 2-0 start to the season.

5. East Carolina

Record: 2-5.

Why No. 5? Another week, another American Athletic Conference loss for ECU (37-10 to UCF). This one did have a more positive feel to it for the Pirates, who were within striking distance early in the fourth quarter before a few turnovers helped unbeaten UCF pull away at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.


Humans of Greenville


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


January 19, 2019

Despite a season-high 27 offensive rebounds, the ECU women’s basketball team could not convert the second chances into points and fell 58-46 at Memphis on Saturday afternoon.

ECU (10-7, 1-3 American Athletic Conference) was down to just eighth healthy players but also swiped 12 steals. That…


January 18, 2019

Last year, East Carolina women’s lacrosse was new enough that the team and its coaches did not yet know what they didn’t know.

As the team’s second-ever season is set to begin, so too is a whole new understanding of the game and its many nuances at the top college level. The 2018…


January 17, 2019

A letter from East Carolina athletics director Jon Gilbert addressed his first month-plus in charge of Pirate athletics and it also looked ahead to the future.

Gilbert posted an open letter to fans on the Pirates’ official website Thursday, saying that he will regularly use these “From…


January 17, 2019

One intriguing aspect of Wednesday night’s 85-74 victory for Temple basketball in Minges Coliseum was that Temple’s best player is senior guard Shizz Alston Jr. and East Carolina’s best player is freshman forward Jayden Gardner.

The pair of prolific scorers did not disappoint,…


January 16, 2019

Maryland’s hire of former East Carolina football head coach Scottie Montgomery as its offensive coordinator was made official by the Terrapins on Thursday. He also will serve as quarterbacks coach.

The hire should decrease what money ECU owes Montgomery. He was dismissed by the Pirates on Nov.…


January 16, 2019

Things went according to plan for East Carolina basketball in front of an eager and enthusiastic crowd for the first 10 seconds Wednesday night in Minges Coliseum.

Red-hot freshman Jayden Gardner made a basket for the Pirates shortly after tip-off, but Temple reeled off 21 straight points and…


January 16, 2019

East Carolina football head coach Mike Houston and his family are closing on a house this week and making the full move to Greenville next week.

Houston has made Greenville home basically since he was officially hired from James Madison on Dec. 3 to be the 22nd coach of the Pirates. He has been…


January 16, 2019

East Carolina football has started its winter workouts with a heavy focus on the weight room under guidance from director of strength and conditioning John Williams Jr., but first-year head coach Mike Houston also has other plans for the Pirates as they continue to stride toward beginning spring…


January 15, 2019

Shawn Williams was the 2018 American Athletic Conference basketball rookie of the year, and this season he has seen East Carolina teammate and freshman Jayden Gardner firmly put himself in position for a Pirate to potentially win the award for the second straight year.

Gardner’s outstanding…


January 14, 2019

Jayden Gardner continues to thrive as a freshman basketball player for East Carolina, including recently taking over as the American Athletic Conference’s leading scorer, and his praise continued Monday when he was lauded again by the AAC.

Gardner was named the league’s co-freshman of…

283 stories in ECU. Viewing 1 through 10.
«First Page   «Previous Page        
Page 1 of 29
        Next Page»   Last Page»