June 25, 2017

A former hard-hitting safety who was a favorite of coaches and teammates was shot and killed in Raleigh on Friday night, according to the capital city’s police department.

Domonique Lennon, 24, reportedly died outside a restaurant on Wake Forest Road of multiple gunshot wounds. He was…

June 25, 2017

Bigger is not always better, not even in basketball.

Balance is critical in creating winning hoops teams, but being at a size disadvantage means being predictable and very often beatable.

The challenge of finding the size to create that balance is not a new one for East Carolina head coach Jeff…


June 25, 2017

Raven Johnson, Dominique Claytor and Justice Gee, who form the sophomore class for the East Carolina women’s basketball team, have gone from kind of awkward together to nearly always together.

Gee and Johnson were roommates as freshmen. They bonded, and after moving out of the dorms, they…


June 22, 2017

The graduate transfer revolution is on in college football, and Scottie Montgomery is helping to lead it.

Their time is short – they are student-athletes who have finished their degrees at one school but who because of injury or other circumstance have a year of playing eligibility left…

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June 21, 2017

I’Tiana Taylor’s transition from NCAA to professional volleyball was far from seamless at first, but she relied on her excellent leaping ability, and the tenacity and intensity she mainly honed while playing basketball at East Carolina to guide her through her first pro volleyball…


June 20, 2017

The time for basketball camps, summer school, early-morning workouts and recruiting is in full swing for Jeff Lebo.

The eighth-year East Carolina men's basketball coach was in his office on Monday morning in the midst of the offseason bustle, and he wasn't taking any of his busy steps for granted.…


June 18, 2017

Thomas Sirk is still standing, and he might be more ready for battle than ever before.

Poised for a joust to become East Carolina's next starting quarterback, Sirk carries fresh memories of painful interruptions to his career after being felled by two serious Achilles tendon injuries, including one…

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June 17, 2017

Spring practices certainly don’t tell the whole story of college football teams, but they surely can be a fair snapshot of the core of a team.

One of the universal trends of East Carolina’s second spring under head coach Scottie Montgomery was the rise of some of the young players he…


June 16, 2017

Pitcher Evan Kruczynski made East Carolina baseball history Friday, becoming the first player in program history to earn a Senior CLASS All-America honor.

Kruczynski, who was a senior on this year’s Pirate team and earlier this week was drafted in the ninth round of the MLB draft by the St.…


June 15, 2017

Evan Kruczynski’s father, Jeff, lives in Wisconsin, but he was in Greenville on Tuesday to play golf with his son and help him with a key part of the post-college transition in moving furniture and other belongings.

The timing ended up being perfect, as Kruczynski — the lead pitcher on…

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