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Gameday: Pirates return to Ficklen

 The friendly confines of home might never have felt better for the East Carolina football team.

  • Pirates take Blue Hens to school

    Abria Trice was not available to play and Jada Payne got off to a slow start, but the East Carolina women’s basketball team had no problem putting on a quality show for the droves of local school children packed inside Minges Coliseum for education day on Friday in a game that tipped off at 11:30 a.m.

  • Jags knock off top seed

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Down by five points in the final minutes, East Bladen needed a game-saving play to advance past the second round of the state 2-A East playoffs.

  • Chargers, Rampants eliminated

    LITTLEFIELD — A few big plays plus a defensive adjustment in the second half equaled the end of Ayden-Grifton’s football season.

  • Track complex named for Holland

    The culmination of all the countless hours and groundbreaking achievements during Terry Holland’s tenure as the director of athletics at East Carolina came to life on Friday afternoon.

  • Wildcats, Cavs improve to 4-0

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — Aaron Harrison scored 19 points, Devin Booker added 15, and top-ranked Kentucky shot 59 percent from the field to pull away from Boston University for an 89-65 victory Friday night.

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Gameday: Pirates return to Ficklen

 The friendly confines of home might never have felt better for the East Carolina football team.

  • Pirates take Blue Hens to school

    Abria Trice was not available to play and Jada Payne got off to a slow start, but the East Carolina women’s basketball team had no problem putting on a quality show for the droves of local school children packed inside Minges Coliseum for education day on Friday in a game that tipped off at 11:30 a.m.

  • Track complex named for Holland

    The culmination of all the countless hours and groundbreaking achievements during Terry Holland’s tenure as the director of athletics at East Carolina came to life on Friday afternoon.

  • Pirates win game, lose forward

    Marshall Guilmette made it to East Carolina’s fifth game last season before an injury sidelined him.

  • Pirates look to turn up pressure

    The East Carolina football team has had plenty of time to think about what happened two Thursdays ago in Cincinnati, and the Pirates are primed for a reaction.

  • Minges magic continues

    The East Carolina women’s basketball team never trailed in Minges Coliseum on Wednesday, defeating College of Charleston 68-55 to improve to 11-1 in its last 12 home openers.

Wildcats, Cavs improve to 4-0

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Aaron Harrison scored 19 points, Devin Booker added 15, and top-ranked Kentucky shot 59 percent from the field to pull away from Boston University for an 89-65 victory Friday night.

  • Williams, Heels rout Duke

    DURHAM — Marquise Williams threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two more, and North Carolina beat No. 25 Duke 45-20 on Thursday night.

  • Duke, UNC meet in key ACC matchup

    DURHAM — All those things No. 25 Duke had done right this football season went wrong in its last game.

  • Tide No. 1; Herd unranked

    With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances.

  • Plenty on the line for Heels, Devils

    DURHAM — No. 25 Duke has a second chance to control the Coastal Division. North Carolina needs one more victory for bowl eligibility.

  • Hokies upset Devils

    DURHAM — Virginia Tech’s first takeaway got the Hokies back in the game against No. 19 Duke. The next two helped propel them to another road upset.

Chargers, Rampants eliminated

LITTLEFIELD — A few big plays plus a defensive adjustment in the second half equaled the end of Ayden-Grifton’s football season.

  • Jags knock off top seed

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Down by five points in the final minutes, East Bladen needed a game-saving play to advance past the second round of the state 2-A East playoffs.

  • Powell powers Rampants’ attack

    Maybe it’s the shoes. In the immediate aftermath of Cornell Powell’s six-touchdown performance last Friday in a 4-A state playoff victory over New Hanover, Powell had a difficult time piecing together the words and thoughts to explain what had just happened.

  • FEARLESS: High school football preview

    Daily Reflector sports staffers Jim Gentry, Tony Castleberry and Ronnie Woodward break down the second week of playoffs of Pitt County's 2014 high school football season and make their predictions.

  • Panthers, Vikings split

    BETHEL — The night featured the usual turnovers, fouls and other mental mistakes expected when teams are playing their first basketball games of the season.

  • N.C. State getting another Barnhill

    It didn’t take long for Emmie Barnhill to decide which college she wanted to attend to further her swimming career.

Panthers hope to make run after bye

CHARLOTTE — Panthers coach Ron Rivera had a moment of weakness before his players left for the bye week.“I broke my own rule,” Rivera confessed to reporters this week, “I looked ahead.

  • Union appeals Peterson suspension

    The NFL players’ union on Thursday appealed the league’s suspension of Adrian Peterson and demanded an independent, neutral arbitrator hears the case.

  • Anya sets Wolfpack record

    RALEIGH — BeeJay Anya set a school record with 10 blocked shots to help North Carolina State beat Jacksonville 79-43 on Thursday night.

  • Judge asked to approve concussion deal

    PHILADELPHIA — The NFL on Wednesday urged a judge to approve an estimated $1 billion settlement of concussion lawsuits despite concerns raised by former players or survivors who feel left out.

  • Peterson issued suspension

    MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings dimmed further Tuesday, with the NFL suspending the star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season.

  • Details of NFL's drug probe

    The five NFL road teams whose medical staffs were interviewed and subjected to spot checks of their bags by federal agents may turn out to be the first five in line.

Long title search over for Harvick

It was some six hours after Kevin Harvick had won his first Sprint Cup championship when he was finally able to peel off his beer-soaked firesuit, take a shower and begin celebrating the biggest moment of his career.

  • Kahne gets 3-year extension

    CONCORD — Hendrick Motorsports announced a three-year contract extension Thursday that keeps Kasey Kahne in the No. 5 Chevrolet through the 2018 Sprint Cup season.

  • Busch meets with investigators

    WILMINGTON, Del. — Police in Delaware have interviewed NASCAR driver Kurt Busch and are continuing to investigate allegations by his ex-girlfriend that he assaulted her during the September race at Dover International Speedway.

  • Harvick wins NASCAR title

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Kevin Harvick charged through the field, picking off car after car, passing two other title contenders on a series of restarts.

  • ESPN’s NASCAR coverage ending

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. — When the checkered flag waves on today’s race, ESPN will wave goodbye to NASCAR.ESPN and NASCAR are headed toward their second split following the finale that will crown a Sprint Cup champion.

  • France: Chase has improved NASCAR

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. — After a wild playoff round filled with brawls and go-for-the-throat racing that left NASCAR’s biggest stars out of title contention, chairman Brian France said Friday the series would “be delighted” if winless Ryan Newman defied the odds and claims the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

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