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August 14, 2019

East Carolina football’s offense received a potential immediate boost Wednesday in the form of receiver Audie Omotosho, a coast-to-coast graduate transfer who is now a Pirate after not catching a pass at UCLA from 2016 to ’18.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound receiver, a former four-star recruit…


August 13, 2019

East Carolina football coach Mike Houston said after practice Tuesday that freshman defensive lineman Traveon Freshwater will redshirt for the Pirates this season, per an NCAA ruling.

Freshwater was a linebacker and running back standout at Elizabeth City Northeastern High School the last four…

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August 13, 2019

East Carolina's next basketball season will begin Nov. 5 against Virginia Military Institute in Minges Coliseum.

The Pirates will then travel to Navy (Nov. 8) and Appalachian State (Nov. 12), per their entire nonconference schedule that was released Tuesday. The American Athletic Conference portion…


August 13, 2019

For the second consecutive year, coaches in the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference tabbed J.H. Rose High School as the preseason favorite to take the conference football title this year.

JHR took the top spot with four of the seven first place votes and 33 points. South Central placed second with…

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August 13, 2019

Visitors to TowneBank Tower no longer have to wear constructions hats.

That was one of several signs that the tower is almost completely functional. East Carolina University graphics and Pirate logos are being added daily and the frequent instillation of televisions continues.

ECU athletics…


August 12, 2019

Jon Gilbert identified during his first few months as East Carolina athletics director that Minges Coliseum was too dark.

A summer makeover to the arena where the Pirates play basketball and volleyball included updating the lights and a new floor paint scheme that features a Pirates' skull and…


August 12, 2019

A hot start by East Carolina football's offense during Saturday's scrimmage was still fresh on first-year Pirate coach Mike Houston's mind on Monday.

Film sessions followed by Monday morning's practice served as an ideal transition for the Pirates to move on from their first preseason scrimmage and…


August 11, 2019

In one response to the Cherry Bekaert assessment report on East Carolina University finances and athletics, ECU interim chancellor Dan Gerlach did not mince his words in guaranteeing that the Pirates leaving the American Athletic Conference is not an option.

“No. Hell no,” said Gerlach,…


August 11, 2019

The annual Scales-Aldridge-Garner Golf Tournament, which benefits the academics and athletic programs at J.H. Rose High School, has been scheduled for Oct. 25 at Greenville Country Club.

The format will be a four-person captain's choice. There will be two tee times, one at 8 a.m. And the other at 1…

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August 10, 2019

North Pitt head coach Greg Watford knew from past experience that he wouldn't turn around the Panthers program in his first season, instead deciding to ay the groundwork that would be the stepping stone on the return to being competitive in the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference.

Last season the…

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