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December 11, 2017

There are two types of people in this world: those who are told they cannot do something and accept it, and those who proactively make changes to improve their production.

Darian Daniels, a 6-foot-7, 185-pound shooting guard for Pitt Community College who is from Sarasota, Fla., plays with a chip…


December 11, 2017

How will all of these freshmen handle making up almost all of the roster for East Carolina’s first NCAA women’s lacrosse team? How many goalies will play during the season? How many games can the Pirates realistically win in Year 1?

These are questions coach Amanda Barnes is in charge…


December 11, 2017

Jason Hamilton, who served as Mississippi State’s associate head coach this year and also has head coaching experience at Troy, has been named the fourth head coach in East Carolina women’s soccer history, according to an announcement from director of athletics Jeff Compher on…

December 10, 2017

The East Carolina swimming and diving season began in early October in Annapolis, Md., and the Matt Jabs head coaching era started with both the men’s and women’s teams falling to Navy.

ECU hasn’t lost since, sweeping the rest of the team meets in a fall semester that saw Jabs see…


December 10, 2017

This is Part 1 of an in-depth look at East Carolina women’s lacrosse. The second and final part will run Monday and will feature the Pirates’ roster makeup and some financial details.


The women’s lacrosse portion of the Williams-Harvey Team Sports Building on East…


December 09, 2017

WINTERVILLE — Pitt Community College basketball’s first home loss of the season Saturday dropped the Bulldogs to 1-3 in Region X after being downed by Louisburg College, 90-80.

The Bulldogs won the tip and went on a 9-0 run to start the game. They controlled the majority of the…


December 09, 2017

A new era of recruiting has hit college football, which has brought with it with plenty of unpredictability in December.

East Carolina head coach Scottie Montgomery was cognizant of that Friday while introducing new defensive coordinator David Blackwell, saying that the Pirates and their coaches…


December 08, 2017

FARMVILLE — The fans who packed Farmville Central High School’s gym Friday night hoping to see another competitive matchup between the Jaguars and Greene Central ended up seeing visiting Greene Central pull away and possibly prove its worth as a serious contender in the 2-A East…


December 08, 2017

Amid a possibly unprecedented downturn in East Carolina football, and in particular its defense, the Pirates have turned to a former ECU player and coach to help fix their defensive woes.

David Blackwell, who was part of a couple of big bowl wins by the Pirates in the early 1990s, was officially…


December 07, 2017

East Carolina’s football program has turned to one of its former players to try and fix the Pirates’ broken defense.

The school announced Thursday the hiring of David Blackwell as its new defensive coordinator. Blackwell, 46, most recently spent four years at Jacksonville State in…

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