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  • Pirates picked 4th in AAC

    July 29, 2014 - 10:24pm

    The East Carolina football team was picked to finish fourth in the American Athletic Conference preseason football media poll.

  • VIDEO: ECU fantasy campers hit field

    By Tony Castleberry | July 25, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Participants in Ruffin McNeill’s fantasy football camp who thought they were just going to jog through a couple of drills, hear coach McNeill and his East Carolina assistants give a couple of speeches and collect a T-shirt found out quickly that Friday’s camp offered much more.

  • Pirate leaders embrace social media

    By Nathan Summers | July 18, 2014 - 10:24pm

    As social media changes on an almost hourly interval, college sports coaches are constantly tweaking their game plans for using it to their utmost advantage.

  • Pirates on display

    By Nathan Summers | July 16, 2014 - 10:25pm

    WASHINGTON — Although he is the newest partner in the East Carolina sports coaching firm, Cliff Godwin sounded like he’d been working on his message to ECU fans for a long time on Wednesday night at the Washington Civic Center.

  • Carden on O’Brien watch list

    July 16, 2014 - 10:24pm

    FORT WORTH, Texas — East Carolina senior Shane Carden was one of 39 quarterbacks named to the Davey O’Brien National Quarterbacks Award watch list on Wednesday.

  • Hardy on Biletnikoff watch list

    July 15, 2014 - 10:24pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — For the second straight year, East Carolina’s Justin Hardy has been named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list.

  • Freshmen welcomed to Pirate family

    By Tony Castleberry | July 15, 2014 - 10:24pm

    Less than a month into their college experience, East Carolina freshmen Lance Tejada and Grant Bryant said they already feel like part of the Pirate family.

  • McNeill talks summer, AAC

    By Nathan Summers | July 10, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Ruffin McNeill has gotten to work on some of his lesser-used skills while in North Myrtle Beach with his wife and youngest daughter, Olivia, this week.

  • ECU athletes honored by C-USA

    July 9, 2014 - 10:24pm

    For the third-straight year and the fifth time in its 13 years as a league member, East Carolina had two student-athletes named Conference USA Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year in their respective sports on Wednesday.

  • ECU skipper begins filling staff

    July 3, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Cliff Godwin completed his first official business as East Carolina head baseball coach on Thursday, naming his first staff hire after himself being introduced last week.

  • ECU's highlights in C-USA

    June 30, 2014 - 10:25pm

    East Carolina officially becomes a member of the American Athletic Conference today, ending an affiliation with Conference USA that began in 1997.

  • Winning pedigree guides Godwin

    By Ronnie Woodward | June 29, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Cliff Godwin is less than a week into his first college baseball head coaching gig, and he undoubtedly will use his experience as an assistant at big-time programs as he dives head-first into recruiting and other offseason tasks this summer in preparation for East Carolina’s upcoming fall practice regimen and ultimately the 2015 season.

  • A coach's Marine mentality

    By Tony Castleberry | June 27, 2014 - 10:25pm

    There really is no such thing as a former Marine.

  • Godwin meets press, Pirate fans

    By Ronnie Woodward | June 26, 2014 - 10:25pm

    After playing catcher for the East Carolina baseball team from 1998-2001 and professionally for a few seasons, Cliff Godwin started an assistant coaching career that included stops at six schools — including three in the Southeastern Conference — and two trips to Omaha, Nebraska, for the College World Series, the last of which concluded last weekend while serving as Mississippi’s hitting coach.

  • A new Godwin era

    By Nathan Summers | June 25, 2014 - 10:25pm

    There’s a new Godwin in town, and this one promises to bring lots of hits.

  • ECU hires new baseball coach

    By By Nathan Summers | June 24, 2014 - 10:40pm

    East Carolina baseball’s quest for the College World Series took a step in a new yet somehow familiar direction on Wednesday, as the university approved the hire of a new head baseball coach.

  • Aresco expects ECU to blossom

    By Nathan Summers | June 24, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Mike Aresco cut his teeth on making television deals, and even though his title and job description have changed in recent years, his task is ultimately still the same.

  • Pros break down autograph ritual

    By Nathan Summers | June 20, 2014 - 10:25pm

    WASHINGTON — David Garrard remembers distinctly the first autograph he ever signed.

  • All-star start for Reinheimer

    By Nathan Summers | June 18, 2014 - 10:25pm

    In a world littered with sports lingo, a baseball player named Jack could face some unfair pressure to hit home runs.

  • Butts caps stellar season for ECU

    By Ronnie Woodward | June 16, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Just a few days after Tynita Butts put an exclamation point on East Carolina’s track and field season with her sixth career All-American distinction at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, ECU coach Curt Kraft admitted on Monday that last fall he probably wouldn’t have predicted that his team would experience as much success as it did.

  • ECU pitcher opts to go pro

    By Ronnie Woodward | June 11, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Of the four East Carolina players selected during last week’s Major League Baseball draft, junior pitcher Tyler Bolton was the only one who really had a decision to make.

  • Pirates get most out of transfers

    By Ronnie Woodward | June 9, 2014 - 10:24pm

    The East Carolina women’s basketball team’s leading scorer and, often times, on-floor leader last season was Jada Payne, who was playing in her initial season at ECU after transferring from La Salle.

  • Diamond decisions

    By Nathan Summers | June 8, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Even when he was holding his ground in the trenches as a four-year East Carolina football player, Wilson Raynor was thinking about strike zones, and was probably already perfecting the right body language for his called third strikes.

  • Macy, Pirates prep for AAC

    By Ronnie Woodward | June 6, 2014 - 10:25pm

    There’s no doubting that the women’s basketball portion of East Carolina’s move from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference on July 1 is highlighted by ECU sharing a league with national powerhouse Connecticut, which will visit Minges Coliseum in the Pirates’ first season in their new league.

  • Cubs pick ECU's Williams

    June 6, 2014 - 10:24pm

    Ryan Williams parlayed a sensational senior season into a selection on Day 2 of the Major League Baseball draft.

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