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Robinson quietly anchors backcourt

When East Carolina’s Antonio Robinson does his job well, it does not warrant much attention or praise from outsiders because there have been so few times when he has not gotten the job done.

  • Peele: GCC looking at reopening

    Perhaps the obit for the Greenville Country Club was written a little prematurely, as Mark Twain liked to say about rumors of his death.

  • Pirates upend Tulane on road

    Abria Trice’s layup with 44 seconds to play gave East Carolina its final lead in a back-and-forth contest at Tulane on Saturday, and ECU snapped a two-game losing skid with a 67-63 victory.

  • Godwin calls his own number

    Cliff Godwin was on the recruiting trail when he first talked to Lynn LeClair about the possibility of taking over the honor of wearing No. 23 for the East Carolina baseball team.

  • Cards rally from 18 down, upend Tar Heels in OT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Tyus Jones scored 17 points and hit a clinching 3-pointer with about 10 seconds remaining Saturday night as No. 4 Duke ended No. 2 Virginia’s 21-game home winning streak in a 69-63 win.

  • Key matchups for Super Bowl

    The matchups to watch in tonight’s Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium:If the Patriots can tame The Beast, they will have a big head start toward a fourth NFL championship since 2001.

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Robinson quietly anchors backcourt

When East Carolina’s Antonio Robinson does his job well, it does not warrant much attention or praise from outsiders because there have been so few times when he has not gotten the job done.

  • Pirates upend Tulane on road

    Abria Trice’s layup with 44 seconds to play gave East Carolina its final lead in a back-and-forth contest at Tulane on Saturday, and ECU snapped a two-game losing skid with a 67-63 victory.

  • Godwin calls his own number

    Cliff Godwin was on the recruiting trail when he first talked to Lynn LeClair about the possibility of taking over the honor of wearing No. 23 for the East Carolina baseball team.

  • Recruit trio to visit Pirates

    With the final days counting down until Wednesday’s National Signing Day, the East Carolina football team is expecting a final trio of visitors to campus this weekend.

  • Logan named 49ers coach

    Reports on the NFL Network and in the San Jose Mercury News have confirmed that former East Carolina football coach Steve Logan has been named the quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers.

  • Huskies roll past ECU women

    HARTFORD, Conn. — Kiah Stokes put up the fourth triple-double in UConn history to help the Huskies to an 87-32 rout of East Carolina on Wednesday night.

Cards rally from 18 down, upend Tar Heels in OT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Tyus Jones scored 17 points and hit a clinching 3-pointer with about 10 seconds remaining Saturday night as No. 4 Duke ended No. 2 Virginia’s 21-game home winning streak in a 69-63 win.

  • Academic fraud cases multiply

    The head of NCAA enforcement says academic misconduct is on the rise in college athletics and his department is currently handling 20 open investigations.

  • Duke, State, Wake lose

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Jerian Grant had 23 points and 12 assists and No. 8 Notre Dame made two shots in the final 67 seconds as the shot clock ran out to beat No. 4 Duke 77-73 on Wednesday night.

  • Ex-Vandy players convicted of rape

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack.

  • UNC 7-1 in ACC

    CHAPEL HILL — Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and No. 13 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83 on Monday night.

  • A grand victory for coach K

    NEW YORK — Coach 1K. How grand.

Perfect Panthers run record to 19-0

BETHEL — North Pitt’s girls’ basketball team is four wins away from completing a perfect regular season.

  • Falcons foil Rampants

    It took all five starters and most of the bench to get the best of host J.H. Rose on Tuesday night, but the South Central boys’ basketball team rode three significant individual scoring bursts to a comfortable 66-45 rout of the Rampants.

  • Rose swimming wins conference

    J.H. Rose came into Saturday’s 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference championship swim meet already with a slight lead because of points accumulated on Thursday during the diving portion, and the Rampants sealed the win with an all-around stellar performance on Saturday.

  • Farmville, Conley score big wins

    BETHEL — While teams are usually encouraged to forget wins and losses shortly after they are in the books, Farmville Central’s boys’ basketball squad had the memory of its only defeat of the season in the front of its mind heading into Friday’s showdown at North Pitt.

  • Rose, S. Central pick up key wins

    South Central and J.H. Rose picked up big wins Tuesday night to start a week-long stretch in which the top four boys’ basketball teams in the 4-A/3-A Eastern Carolina Conference — Rose, SC, D.H. Conley and New Bern — are set to meet frequently and battle for position in the standings.

  • Panthers rally for another title

    North Pitt’s fourth consecutive Pitt County championship looked to be in doubt for most of Saturday afternoon’s wrestling tournament at D.H. Conley High School, but the Panthers ended the afternoon with the trophy in their hands.

Key matchups for Super Bowl

The matchups to watch in tonight’s Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium:If the Patriots can tame The Beast, they will have a big head start toward a fourth NFL championship since 2001.

  • Seahawks a Super power?

    PHOENIX — Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:A win Sunday will stamp the Seahawks as one of the best teams of the Super Bowl era.

  • Woods fires career-worst 82

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Rain wasn’t the only thing that put a damper on the Phoenix Open on Friday.

  • Woods stumbles in return

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Tiger Woods helped attract a record, raucous crowd to the Phoenix Open on Thursday, the first big event in a week that concludes with the Super Bowl.

  • NFL: Concussions down 25 percent

    PHOENIX — The rate of concussions among NFL players fell 25 percent this season, according to the league, even as injury reporting and trips to injured reserve list rose overall.

  • Lynch lashes out

    PHOENIX — Marshawn Lynch changed the script and fired back at his critics.

Stewart returns with a swagger

CHARLOTTE — Tony Stewart, walking without a limp for the first time in 18 months, declared himself pain-free and never more eager to start a season.

  • No changes to NASCAR format

    CHARLOTTE — NASCAR won’t change its new championship format, which chairman Brian France said Monday is “overwhelmingly popular” with fans.

  • Busch takes stand at hearing

    DOVER, Del. — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand Wednesday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims he assaulted her.

  • Sprint to end NASCAR sponsorship

    CHARLOTTE — Sprint informed NASCAR it won’t extend title sponsorship of the top Sprint Cup Series beyond its current contract, which expires after the 2016 season.

  • Harvick climbs to summit

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two years ago, Kevin Harvick was evaluating his life. He and his wife, DeLana, had welcomed a son, their only child.

  • 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.


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