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Friday, July 31, 2020

East Carolina athletics director Jon Gilbert wants to remain deliberate with the Pirates’ scheduling options for football, even comparing it to the current flexibility and hiccups Major League Baseball teams have faced.

Blake Harrell’s first season as a defensive coordinator in college football’s bowl subdivision is at East Carolina, which regrouped during a most unprecedented offseason and after finishing 119th in the nation a year ago in total defense.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

East Carolina football coach Mike Houston has highlighted the excitement and also challenges surrounding the start to his team’s preseason camp amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

As college football teams are managing uncertainty about their schedules and other logistics, one thing East Carolina has comfort in is a veteran starting quarterback returning in junior Holton Ahlers.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Former East Carolina pitcher, first baseman and outfielder Alec Burleson was named the American Athletic Conference male and baseball scholar-athlete of the year, the league office announced Wednesday morning. He is the second straight ECU baseball player to earn the conference’s male schola…

Monday, July 27, 2020

NFL transactions from Sunday showed the Cincinnati Bengals put Greenville native Kendall Futrell on their reserve/COVID-19 list.

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East Carolina officials, including athletics director Jon Gilbert and assistant AD Ryan Robinson, watched from afar in mid-June when former Pirate Harold Varner was a weekend leader for the Charles Schwab Challenge and trying to become the first black golfer to win at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas.

Friday, July 24, 2020

The Wuerffel Trophy watch list for this college football season included East Carolina starting quarterback Holton Ahlers.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

East Carolina is resuming athletic activities Wednesday, exactly one week after it paused all workouts and closed all practice fields amid ongoing COVID-19 testing.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

A college golf season can be easily divided into fall and spring parts, or this year before March and after March, but East Carolina women’s golf coach CC Buford liked to view her first season with the Pirates as continuous even after the most extreme circumstances.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

East Carolina University Director of Athletics Jon Gilbert announced Tuesday night that all athletic activities will be temporarily paused beginning today.

Recent East Carolina graduates and student-athletes Lisa Hofbauer and Dorthea Forbrigd will try to add another honor to their careers after both were announced on Tuesday among the 605 total nominees for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

Monday, July 13, 2020

East Carolina officials have been working on contingencies for capacity limitations at football games this year, knowing full attendance is very doubtful, and there are questions swirling again about playing sports at all during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, July 10, 2020

East Carolina had a full and updated football roster for its transition from player voluntary workouts to the first summer access phase of mandatory workouts involving coaches, albeit games and the college football schedule became cloudier later in the week.