September 30, 2016

Entering his 19th season as a college basketball head coach, Jeff Lebo still gets excited for the first day of practice.

“I love it,” Lebo said during East Carolina hoops media day on Thursday in the Smith-Williams Center. “That’s the fun part of what we do. ...…


September 30, 2016

Jeff Compher kept the expectations for East Carolina athletics sky high on Thursday morning, offering a steep set of goals for the Pirates this year.

ECU’s director of athletics addressed the university’s Board of Trustees, outlining nine specific incentives for the teams who wear…


September 30, 2016

Just when it seemed like James Summers was doing a little bit of everything for the East Carolina football team on offense, he showed up on special teams too.

There he was, the Pirates’ senior reserve quarterback, wildcat rusher and receiver, standing in the end zone awaiting a kickoff at…


September 30, 2016

According to Central Florida's Scott Frost, there is no universal blueprint for a first-year college football head coach.

Both he and East Carolina's Scottie Montgomery finished 2-2 in their first run at nonconference action, but the season hits a new turn Saturday when the Pirates host the Knights…

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September 29, 2016

By normal standards, both are athletic beasts. Sophomore Yiannis Bowden is 6-foot-5 and a lean, muscular 221 pounds, while senior Dayon Pratt is a similar 6-4, 237.

The challenge in their roles as East Carolina outside linebackers, and often defensive ends in the Pirates’ nickel defense, is…

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September 29, 2016

There is probably no easy route from Honolulu to Greenville.

For East Carolina freshman volleyball player Brandee Markwith, her last such flight left from Honolulu and went through Dallas and Charlotte before arrival in Greenville. During the time in the air, Markwith had hours to think about her…


September 28, 2016

Not long after sinking a birdie putt on No. 17 Tuesday afternoon at Greenville Country Club, East Carolina’s Kate Law turned to teammate Lisa Petterssen, who was in the fairway preparing for her second shot on 17, and formed an overhead X with her forearms.

The gesture, which symbolizes ECU…


September 28, 2016

Even in the midst of a tough couple of weeks for their team, the bond between Scottie Montgomery and Zay Jones seems to keep growing.

When Montgomery was first named East Carolina's head football coach last winter, he quickly identified the magnetic personality of Jones, the team's rising senior…


September 27, 2016

Two days removed from a long, difficult day at Virginia Tech, Scottie Montgomery was ready to move on, but to do so armed with some valuable new knowledge.

The East Carolina football coach acknowledged, as he did in the immediate minutes following the Pirates’ 54-17 loss in Blacksburg, that…

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September 27, 2016

Twitter can be a roller coaster ride sometimes on Saturday afternoons.

When South Florida jumped out to an early lead against Florida State shortly after their noon kickoff on Saturday, many college football pundits and fans were tweeting about how the Bulls were burning Florida State’s…

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