April 28, 2017

The race for the American Athletic Conference softball home run team title is over. It will go to East Carolina, which has an AAC-record 61 homers heading into its final regular season series this weekend at home against Tulsa.

Houston is second on the league home run list with 31.

The more…


April 28, 2017

Still winless at home in American Athletic Conference play in late April, East Carolina baseball hosts AAC co-leader Tulane this weekend at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

The Pirates (22-20, 2-10 American) scored a total of 22 runs in taking two of three at Cincinnati last weekend, but they were shut out…


April 27, 2017

East Carolina athletics director Jeff Compher was asked about wins and losses in the American Athletic Conference on Thursday morning and the Pirates’ athletic leader recognized struggles by teams this academic year, while also expressing optimism in ECU’s coaches and future success.…


April 26, 2017

The hope for East Carolina baseball after it exploded for 14 runs on 16 hits Sunday at Cincinnati was that momentum would carry into a new week.

N.C. State pitcher Sean Adler derailed those plans, at least for now.

In a matchup of rivals with uncharacteristic records around .500 and with both…


April 26, 2017

Back in the summer of 2013, Bryce Harman had a big decision to make: Sign with the Washington Nationals organization after they drafted him in the 27th round of the MLB draft or head from Chesterfield, Va., to Greenville to be a student-athlete at East Carolina.

Like plenty of teenagers in that…


April 25, 2017

East Carolina has lost a potential key piece to the future of its basketball program, as guard Elijah Hughes is transferring after playing his freshman season with the Pirates.

The Beacon, N.Y., native announced his decision via Twitter on Monday night. He was fifth on the team in scoring as a…


April 24, 2017

Mel Kiper Jr. admits readily he has had some hits and misses over the years as the world’s foremost NFL draft prognosticator.

The man perhaps most trusted and most associated with the draft each year thinks former East Carolina wide receiver Zay Jones is a hit, and has for a long time.…

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April 23, 2017

The East Carolina baseball team hit the weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio, with zero American Athletic Conference victories for the season, but it showed progress by taking Sunday’s rubber match, 14-3, over the host Bearcats in a game that was called after eight innings for the 10-run AAC Sunday…


April 22, 2017

A nasty streak East Carolina baseball has been trying to stop for weeks came to an end Saturday in Cincinnati, Ohio, behind a masterful pitching performance by senior Evan Kruczysnki.

The left-hander and proven Pirate ace tossed eight scoreless frames, retiring 22 consecutive batters, while the ECU…


April 22, 2017

Although the battle was against friendlies on Saturday, the East Carolina football team offered some answers to many of its offseason questions in the annual Purple-Gold spring game in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

The Pirates continued a spring practice trend of big plays despite a slow start to the…

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