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…


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…

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