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Report: Blackwell to ODU

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David Blackwell was head coach for East Carolina at N.C. State on Dec. 1, 2018. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector)

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The Daily Reflector

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Norfolk, Va.-based TV station WTKR reported Thursday that former East Carolina football defensive coordinator is set to be the new defensive coordinator at Old Dominion.

ODU, which lost to ECU 37-35 this season in nonconference action in Greenville, had not yet made the hire official.

Blackwell, an ECU alum, was the Pirates’ coordinator for one season. Two days after Scottie Montgomery was fired, he served as East Carolina’s head coach for the season-ending 58-3 loss at N.C. State on Dec. 1.

Mike Houston was hired as ECU’s head coach on Dec. 3 and he later brought in Bob Trott with him from James Madison to serve as defensive coordinator. The lone coaching holdover from the previous Pirate staff is cornerbacks coach Brandon Lynch.

East Carolina’s defense ranked 102nd in total defense and 121st in scoring defense, which actually was an improvement from the 2017 season.

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ECU

March 20, 2019

A couple of things often overlooked during a baseball no-hitter or perfect game can be: What happens with the ball after the final out and also the catcher’s role in the rare feat.

East Carolina’s Jake Kuchmaner, who threw a perfect game Sunday at Maryland in retiring all 27 Terrapins…

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March 18, 2019

A major change in leadership at East Carolina University is coming and athletics director Jon Gilbert said Monday that he remains steadfast in his priorities and plan to push the Pirates forward.

Gilbert admitted that Monday morning’s announcement of Chancellor Cecil Staton’s…

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March 18, 2019

East Carolina’s football team putting on shoulder pads for Monday morning’s workouts led to the first installment of full-contact drills.

Keeping with an early spring practice theme, first-year head coach Mike Houston left the practice encouraged with the effort by players yet aware…

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March 18, 2019

UCLA is the new No. 1 team in college baseball, according to rankings both by Baseball America and D1baseball.com, and East Carolina’s best ranking is still No. 14 by Baseball America.

The Pirates will play a three-game series at UCLA (14-4) on April 12-13. 

ECU, which went 3-1 last week…

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March 18, 2019

Mike Houston is ready for 8:45 this morning.

The first-year East Carolina football coach was ready for it last week, bringing it up one day before the Pirates even began their first spring practice workout on Friday.

“We’ll start finding it out at about 8:45 on Monday morning, because…

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March 17, 2019

Jake Kuchmaner was one strike away from the 11th no-hitter in East Carolina baseball history on March 6 when he stifled Southeastern Conference powerhouse Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss.

He didn’t complete the no-hitter.

On Sunday, he fired the first perfect game in Pirate history.

The left-handed…

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March 16, 2019

East Carolina’s pitching and defense stifled Maryland’s offense for the second straight day, clinching the series at Maryland for the baseball Pirates.

Tyler Smith and Alec Burleson led No. 14 ECU to a 2-1 victory on Saturday, backing up Friday night’s 9-0 decision. The Game 2 win…

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March 16, 2019

East Carolina foot­ball’s attempt for Nate Har­vey to gain an ex­tra year of el­i­gi­bil­ity for this sea­son was de­nied by the NCAA, first-year coach Mike Hous­ton and the Pi­rates an­nounced Satur­day.

Har­vey was seek­ing a…

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March 15, 2019

The process of catching up to first-year East Carolina football coach Mike Houston’s desired speed picked up in intensity Friday morning when the Pirates conducted their first spring practice.

Houston said it was a solid and productive practice, yet he noticed ECU’s team has some bad…

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March 15, 2019

Jake Agnos and East Carolina baseball began their weekend series at Maryland in dominating fashion with a 9-0 victory on Friday night.

Agnos (3-1) pitched seven scoreless innings with seven strikeouts, no walks, two hit batsmen and six hits allowed for his second straight superb outing on a…

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