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Woodward: Pirates battle downshift

Maybe the best way to describe the East Carolina women’s basketball team’s surprisingly dismal season is to use the law of averages.

  • ECU coaches deliver on tight deadline

    It was a couple of days before Christmas when Kenwick Thompson found out he was headed for Greenville.

  • Will Panthers be back?

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Carolina quarterback Cam Newton did not say much after the Panthers lost Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night, but the league’s MVP did promise this: “We’ll be back.”But will they?

  • Huskies overwhelm ECU

    Connecticut brought its shooting touch to the gym on Super Bowl Sunday and posted nearly identical scores against East Carolina in the first and second halves of a comfortable 85-67 victory in Storrs, Conn.

  • Manning seals second title

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The best thing for Peyton Manning is that he won the Super Bowl.A close second — he never has to lace ‘em up again.

  • Panthers bowled over

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have a super ending to his career, and Von Miller and the Denver defense made the plays to secure the title for the Broncos.

ECU

Woodward: Pirates battle downshift

Maybe the best way to describe the East Carolina women’s basketball team’s surprisingly dismal season is to use the law of averages.

  • ECU coaches deliver on tight deadline

    It was a couple of days before Christmas when Kenwick Thompson found out he was headed for Greenville.

  • Huskies overwhelm ECU

    Connecticut brought its shooting touch to the gym on Super Bowl Sunday and posted nearly identical scores against East Carolina in the first and second halves of a comfortable 85-67 victory in Storrs, Conn.

  • Pirates look to continue surge

    East Carolina’s basketball team ends a weeklong break today with a game against one of the hottest teams in the American Athletic Conference.

  • What can Brown do for ECU?

    There is a good chance that freshman Turner Brown is the starting shortstop for East Carolina to begin the baseball season Feb. 19 against Longwood in Greenville.

  • Pirates ease dental fears

    Three gentle giants helped ease some children’s fears about visiting the dentist at Eastern Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry on Friday morning.

FSU class tops ACC

CLEMSON, S.C. — Jimbo Fisher pledged to work toward helping Florida State win another title shortly after losing at Clemson last fall.

  • Top 25: Tennessee tops Kentucky

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Kevin Punter Jr. scored 27 points and Armani Moore added 18 points and 13 rebounds Tuesday night as Tennessee erased a 21-point deficit in an 84-77 upset of No. 20 Kentucky.

  • UNC falls at Louisville

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville’s last game left a lot of room for improvement, with guard Damion Lee looking to make amends for a subpar performance.

  • Heels headed for tough stretch

    CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina coach Roy Williams has long promised his teams that things would get tougher as they entered the conference schedule.

  • Tough time for Deacs

    WINSTON-SALEM — Wake Forest keeps finding ways to lose, leaving the Demon Deacons’ strong start this season as nothing more than a distant memory.

  • Top 25: Hield leads OU rout

    NORMAN, Okla. — Buddy Hield scored 30 points to help No. 1 Oklahoma defeat Texas Tech 91-67 on Tuesday night.

Vikes continue surge

Even when his team started the season with 10 consecutive losses, D.H. Conley boys’ basketball coach Rob Maloney never doubted his team’s effort level.

  • HS roundup: Postseason for some

    FARMVILLE — By making it to the third round of this year’s 2-A state dual team playoffs, Farmville Central’s wrestling team already had surpassed last year’s second-round playoff run entering Thursday night’s match against Dixon.

  • Locals make college choices

    The following athletes from Farmville Central, D.H. Conley and the Oakwood School signed to play college sports on Wednesday as part of National Signing Day.

  • Powell, Clemson make it official

    The following football players from J.H. Rose, South Central and Ayden-Grifton signed to play in college on Wednesday.

  • Farmville Central boys stay unbeaten

    FARMVILLE — There were plenty of ways that Tuesday night’s performance against North Johnston wasn’t the best of the year for Farmville Central’s boys’ basketball team.

  • Locals win wrestling titles

    South Central’s Justin Randolph wrestled a double-overtime match at practice this week to try to prepare for the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference championships.

Will Panthers be back?

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Carolina quarterback Cam Newton did not say much after the Panthers lost Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night, but the league’s MVP did promise this: “We’ll be back.”But will they?

  • Props the hit for Super Bowl

    Jay Kornegay still finds it painful to talk about the last time the Denver Broncos were in the Super Bowl and the first snap of the game went over Peyton Manning’s head for a Seattle safety.

  • Different Denver enjoying attention

    There are hardly any Broncos fans these days in Denver — Denver, N.C., that is.

  • Failures fuel Super Bowl chase

    SAN FRANCISCO — The pain of losing a Super Bowl never really disappears. It drives players who have experienced it to get back and get it right.

  • Perfect ending for Snedeker

    SAN DIEGO — Nothing brings out hindsight in golf like the weather.

  • Oher's best season started with a text

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — When Cam Newton discovered the Carolina Panthers planned to make a run at signing Michael Oher last offseason, he texted the free agent offensive tackle: “I need you.

Stewart injured in ATV accident

CHARLOTTE — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was hospitalized Tuesday with a back injury and Stewart-Haas Racing said the team was unsure of the extent of his injuries just a week before he is expected in Daytona to prepare for his final season in Sprint Cup.

  • Retiring Stewart at ease

    CHARLOTTE — Tony Stewart is a man at peace as he heads into the final season of his NASCAR career.

  • Roush optimistic about moves

    CHARLOTTE — Roush Fenway Racing opened last season with the same optimism as every other team in NASCAR.It quickly became apparent the organization had fallen far behind the competition.

  • Sweet victory

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Kyle Busch opened the season in a hospital bed and ended it in victory lane with the championship trophy.

  • Anders: History favors Harvick

    Well, here we are. A dramatic, pressure-packed and at times borderline absurd Chase for the Sprint Cup will end — or is scheduled to, at least — today with one of four drivers being crowned a Sprint Cup champion.

  • Harvick primed to defend title

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Good luck wrestling the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship away from Kevin Harvick.

NCAA

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