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June 11, 2017

Holton Ahlers wants to save the drama for the football field.

The state’s top-ranked quarterback recruit told East Carolina back in January he wanted to stay home and become a Pirate and thanks to an NCAA change, he gets to make good on that promise early, shunning the courtship of schools…

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June 10, 2017

Julie Torbett played college volleyball at one of the top programs in the country — Penn State — and that will remain with her forever, as will successful coaching stints at Winthrop at UNC Asheville before taking over what was a struggling East Carolina program in 2013.

Torbett has ECU…

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June 08, 2017

The American Athletic Conference released some scheduling info Thursday afternoon, which for East Carolina was highlighted by Wichita State set to visit Minges Coliseum in men’s and women’s basketball for the upcoming season.

Wichita joined the AAC this offseason, in large part because…

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June 08, 2017

Thomas Sirk is here, and with him comes a full-on battle to be East Carolina’s starting quarterback on Sept. 2 against James Madison.

The versatile passer and recent graduate transfer had one memorable season as Duke’s starter in 2015, then had a forgettable third Achilles tendon injury…

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June 07, 2017

NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday, a stunning offseason move by the 56-year-old future Hall of Famer who led the Sooners to 10 conference championships and a national title in 18 seasons.

The surprise move also was accompanied by…

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June 07, 2017

East Carolina’s Spencer Brickhouse was named to the Collegiate Baseball freshman All-America team, the publication announced Wednesday.

The Brickhouse honor gives the Pirates, who missed out on the NCAA postseason this year after making it the previous two seasons, a freshman All-American for…

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June 04, 2017

Bryan Clodfelter’s connections to NASCAR and East Carolina go back more than 20 years.

When Clodfelter, the marketing director for Rick Ware Racing, was putting together an idea to have the team field a car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series sponsored by various universities, it only…

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June 04, 2017

DUBLIN, Ohio — On a Sunday that saw multiple weather delays, Jason Dufner won the Memorial and East Carolina product Harold Varner III had one of the biggest highlights with a hole-in-one.

Varner aced the 185-yard eighth hole. It was the big shot during his second straight day shooting a 70,…

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June 04, 2017

RALEIGH — MacKenzie Gore speaks with a classic small-town southeastern North Carolina twang, he has a high leg kick during his windup and baseballs zip out of his left hand and can speed across home plate at 95 miles per hour.

He also has a nasty curveball, which is unhittable to most of the…

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June 03, 2017

When Damane Duckett signed with the Carolina Panthers as a free agent back in 2004, he reported to a locker room that had just his jersey number, 63, taped onto the team’s positional breakdown board, not his name.

The team that had played in the Super Bowl the season before had plenty of big…

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