July 30, 2016

Local baseball cornerstone Tommy Eason is headed to the East Carolina Hall of Fame as part of the Pirates’ 39th annual class that also includes Luke Fisher, Diane Parker and Jenny Parsons.

ECU made the announcement Friday. The former Pirate standouts will be formally enshrined during a…


July 29, 2016

All shoes fit differently, and sports equipment often needs to be broken in to fit a players’ liking rather than using it in competition in its pristine condition.

That process has been happening this summer in East Carolina equipment rooms as part of the Pirates’ across-the-board…


July 29, 2016

A summer that included a lengthy NCAA tournament run by Cliff Godwin’s East Carolina baseball team, and Godwin being courted by Alabama, has led to the Pirates giving their coveted head coach a new contract through June 25, 2022.

The three-year extension was approved by the ECU Board of…


July 29, 2016

Ty Cobb once created a buzz for himself in baseball by sending self-made scouting reports to major league teams.

Jeff Compher and East Carolina University are not quite doing that, but the director of athletics is doing everything he can to keep the school’s name in the collective mind of the…


July 27, 2016

East Carolina men’s golf coach Press McPhaul remembers several things about his first recruiting trip to watch Harold Varner III play.

The tempo of Varner’s swing stood out, but so did some obvious flaws in how the Gastonia native hit the ball. McPhaul, who stands several inches north…


July 26, 2016

Seniors DaShaun Amos and Zay Jones will join first-year head coach Scottie Montgomery as East Carolina’s representatives at the American Athletic Conference football media days early next week in Providence, R.I.

Monday afternoon’s announcement by the AAC of the players who will be in…


July 23, 2016

Antonio King was at Derrell Scott’s 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…


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…

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