August 24, 2016

J.T. Boyd is at the point in his career that he can bust his teammates’ chops when he wants, and can even have a little fun during times of the year that aren’t fun for most of the other guys.

Boyd is a senior in his fifth year on the East Carolina football team, so he has earned the…

ECU balancing pay-for-play games

August 24, 2016

In college football, all nonconference schedules are not created equally.

East Carolina has embraced the growing pay-for-play trend to earn big paychecks, mainly from Southeastern Conference schools, and pay Football Championship Subdivision teams to visit Greenville. FCS member Western Carolina is…

Jaguars' run game wears down Kinston

August 23, 2016

KINSTON — Farmville Central head football coach Scott Gardner spent the summer working more of a spread look into his traditional ground-and-pound rushing offense.

When the Jaguars finally started the season Monday night at Kinston, though, they looked very much like the Jags of old.…

Pratt set for rush hour

August 20, 2016

Playing football is a rush for Dayon Pratt when he is on the field, whether it’s making a key stop on third down or when in coverage on special teams for East Carolina.

This year, the lanky senior linebacker is ready for a whole new rush after making a slow but steady rise over the last two…