July 23, 2016

Antonio King was at Derrell's Scott final state championship game with Havelock High School; he knew about Shawn Furlow's prowess at nearby South Central and he watched enough East Carolina football games while coaching at Durham Hillside High to be aware of Anthony Scott's potential.

King is now…


July 23, 2016

In the college football world, summer is well past its midway point as teams prepare for the annual open of August camps.

East Carolina and first-year head coach Scottie Montgomery have experienced both losses and gains this offseason, causing the tweaking of a roster full of talent but with the…

July 22, 2016

STORRS, Conn. — Connecticut’s new athletic director said Friday he is waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level in the school before reaching out with an official pitch to join the conference.

The Big 12’s school presidents on Tuesday moved closer to expansion,…

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July 21, 2016

As the Big 12 considers expansion and at least a handful of American Athletic Conference teams appear to be candidates to join the Power Five league, East Carolina’s Jeff Compher issued a statement late Thursday afternoon to make the Pirates’ aspirations clear.

“I believe strongly…


July 21, 2016

Like most college basketball coaches in the summer, Heather Macy has been focused on recruiting.

The traditional variety has included her traveling to evaluate and court potential future players for East Carolina's women's basketball team.

A different opportunity in that vein arose recently when…


July 18, 2016

Andre Washington has one college basketball season left, and he plans on making it a special one.

If the 7-foot transfer from Wake Forest can accomplish that, it should lead directly to a remarkable season for East Carolina as well.

Washington is the first graduate transfer ECU coach Jeff Lebo has…


July 17, 2016

Manager versus umpire arguments could be fading in Major League Baseball because of MLB's full-fledged replay system that allows managers to challenge controversial calls, thus reducing their need to rush out of the dugout to protest.

Conversations, questions and even arguments between coaches and…


July 15, 2016

Weightlifting and conditioning programs on the collegiate level are generally believed to be much tougher than anything college freshmen experienced during their high school days.

Getting freshman players into a college workout routine serves as a physical and mental wake-up call, so the thinking…


July 13, 2016

Gaynor Hammond is back at East Carolina, serving for the first time in her career as director of operations for the ECU women's basketball program and also serving as a microcosm for the many staff changes since the Pirates’ season came to an end on March 5.

All three of the assistant coaches…


July 10, 2016

At some point, Jeffrey Coprich Jr. ran out of fingers on which to count friends killed in South Central Los Angeles gun violence.

He holds up both hands when talking about life in the Watts section of the city where he was born and raised, almost as if to double-check that his math is right.…

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