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January 04, 2017

Last Friday afternoon, Darlene Person was babysitting her niece’s children — a toddler and a baby — when she looked out the window of her apartment and saw a vehicle stop in the parking lot. She then heard what she thought were firecrackers.

It was Dec. 30, about 3 p.m., and…


January 03, 2017

East Carolina basketball coach Jeff Lebo has his own ideas about how good Central Florida’s Tacko Fall is, but when a recent postgame news conference shifted focus to ECU’s next game, Lebo let Fall’s coach do the talking through him.

“I talked to coach (Johnny) Dawkins at…


December 31, 2016

Whether he is trying to make up for lost time or just being rewarded for his patience, Elijah Hughes has made timely contributions that have helped East Carolina’s basketball team in recent weeks.

Hughes, a 6-foot-6 freshman, missed seven games between Nov. 17 and Dec. 3 because of a foot…


December 31, 2016

The good news for the East Carolina women’s basketball team is it went 5-2 during its final nonconference stretch heading into today’s American Athletic Conference opener against Tulane in Minges Coliseum.

The concerning stat for the Pirates (9-4) is that in their last 10 games, they…


December 29, 2016

East Carolina needed its fast start against South Florida maybe more than it realized while building a big first half lead on Wednesday night.

ECU raced out to a huge lead against the Bulls in Minges Coliseum, then withstood a second half in which both teams struggled offensively to record a 60-49…


December 28, 2016

Two surging women’s basketball teams will meet tonight at 7 in Williamsburg, Va., when William & Mary hosts East Carolina.

It is the final nonconference game of the season for ECU (9-3), which beat Southern 62-55 in Greenville last Tuesday to improve to 5-1 in its last six games. The…


December 28, 2016

East Carolina will try to do something tonight it has never done during basketball coach Jeff Lebo’s time with the Pirates: win a conference opener.

The Pirates (8-5), who host American Athletic Conference foe South Florida (6-5) at 7 p.m. in Minges Coliseum, are 0-for-6 in league openers…


December 24, 2016

B.J. Tyson was dunking again, Kentrell Barkley resumed racking up rebounds and Caleb White got back to being East Carolina’s main 3-point threat during Thursday’s win over Presbyterian.

Those three played pivotal roles in helping the Pirates snap a three-game losing streak by either…


December 23, 2016

The loss of a player opened up an opportunity for another one, and East Carolina’s basketball team benefited from it during Thursday’s victory over Presbyterian.

An announcement released 30 minutes before tip-off in Minges Coliseum stated that senior starter Clarence Williams, a 6-foot-…


December 22, 2016

East Carolina’s three-game losing streak has been marked by poor shooting, costly turnovers and pockets of subpar defense.

It has not been all doom and gloom during the skid though as freshmen Jeremy Sheppard and Elijah Hughes have put together breakout performances for the Pirates (7-5), who…

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