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Women’s Golf

The only player to finish under par at the American Athletic Conference women’s golf championships at Pinehurst No. 6 was East Carolina’s Dorthea Forbrigd, resulting in a one-stroke victory for her on the individual leaderboard.


One of the positives from the No. 9 East Carolina baseball team traveling to Houston last weekend but not being able to play the Cougars because of COVID-19 protocols, was the Pirates returned Saturday and held a productive intrasquad scrimmage the next day at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

COLLege roundup

A tie for first place for East Carolina’s Dorthea Forbrigd turned into a solo lead by two strokes Monday during the American Athletic Conference women’s golf championships at Pinehurst, where the Pirates also are in contention for the team title.

Live red-zone sequences and continual work on special teams were highlights from East Carolina football practice Tuesday as the Pirates prepare for a full weekend scrimmage at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.


Juan Powell was a true freshman starter in the East Carolina football secondary for the final game of the 2019 season, and he might be a starter for this year’s opener Sept. 2 versus Appalachian State, but he definitely will still be a freshman.

Some anxious, waiting moments Sunday ended up being a positive experience for the East Carolina’s women’s soccer team.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Some anxious, waiting moments Sunday ended up being a positive experience for the East Carolina’s women’s soccer team.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Former East Carolina basketball star Jayden Gardner made his next destination official Monday night when he tweeted he had committed to Virginia.

Memphis’ Hunter Goodman is one of the most feared hitters in the American Athletic Conference, and he totaled three RBIs during Saturday’s game at Clark-LeClair Stadium, but East Carolina’s plethora of pitchers held him without a home run for the entire series and to zero RBIs in three of th…

Sunday, April 11, 2021

A hopeful pass lofted by No. 1 quarterback Holton Ahlers was caught by a leaping C.J. Johnson in impressive fashion in the back of a Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium end zone Sunday near the end of East Carolina football practice, which was one of the positive signs for the Pirate offense.

A baseball pitchers' duel Sunday at Clark-LeClair Stadium that began with starters Tyler Smith (East Carolina) and Chris Durham (Memphis) each with stellar outings still ended as a 7-1 ECU win at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

East Carolina football coach Mike Houston predicts June will be chaotic for college football recruiting with no days off for coaches, but he also is eager for those aspects of his job.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Versatility and consistency have kept East Carolina atop the American Athletic Conference baseball standings, which shined again Saturday with the Pirates taking a back-and-forth contest against Memphis with the final run in the bottom of the ninth inning to win 8-7.

Friday, April 09, 2021

East Carolina has the best bullpen in the American Athletic Conference, and it prevailed again as the Pirates improved to 6-0 in the AAC with a doubleheader sweep of Memphis on Friday.

The three most important college baseball series this weekend for in-state purposes are North Carolina versus Duke, UNC Wilmington at Oklahoma State and Charlotte at Florida International.

Thursday, April 08, 2021
Wednesday, April 07, 2021

There are multiple scenarios at play in terms of how the East Carolina women’s soccer team’s regular season might end this weekend, from a Sunday match at Memphis to the outcome of other American Athletic Conference games, but the Pirates’ goal remains staying in position for the four-team A…

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Post-practice conversations for the East Carolina football team Tuesday included discussion about COVID-19 vaccinations and how to properly plan for hopefully playing a full game schedule, beginning Sept. 2 in Charlotte against Appalachian State.