July 29, 2016

All shoes fit differently, and sports equipment often needs to be broken in to fit a players’ liking rather than using it in competition in its pristine condition.

That process has been happening this summer in East Carolina equipment rooms as part of the Pirates’ across-the-board…

Compher, ECU still in Big 12 hunt

July 29, 2016

Ty Cobb once created a buzz for himself in baseball by sending self-made scouting reports to major league teams.

Jeff Compher and East Carolina University are not quite doing that, but the director of athletics is doing everything he can to keep the school’s name in the collective mind of the…

Rose swimmers honored; NP's Clemons signs

July 29, 2016

J.H. Rose swimming coach Charlie Harvey and his girls’ team picked up a national honor earlier this month.

The Rampants logged the highest grade point average of 140 eligible girls’ teams in the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association scholar team competition for the 2015-…

Varner stands tall in McPhaul's memory

July 27, 2016

East Carolina men’s golf coach Press McPhaul remembers several things about his first recruiting trip to watch Harold Varner III play.

The tempo of Varner’s swing stood out, but so did some obvious flaws in how the Gastonia native hit the ball. McPhaul, who stands several inches north…