Baseball America ranked East Carolina No. 25 in its preseason poll Monday, solidifying that the Pirates will enter their season Feb. 14 ranked by both of the sport's major publications. D1Baseball.com had ECU No. 21 in its preseason rankings.
Sunday, January 19, 2020
East Carolina football starting offensive lineman Cortez Herrin was put on suspension following a weekend marijuana arrest.
As 7-footer Charles Coleman was getting recruited out of Dexter Southfield (Mass.) School, some highlight videos prominently featured him hoisting 3-pointers and watching them go in the basket with ease.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Calling it a difficult decision but one he felt was best for East Carolina football, head coach Mike Houston announced Thursday that Bob Trott will not have his contract renewed as defensive coordinator.
People poured into Minges Coliseum on Wednesday more so than any other East Carolina basketball game this season, making the quaint venue almost completely full with 5,332 fans to see ECU play Tulsa in American Athletic Conference action. Some of them received free gifts as part of promotions.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
If too many 3-pointers swished through the Minges Coliseum hoops Saturday for East Carolina’s basketball team, too many bounced out or sometimes missed the rim entirely Wednesday night.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
East Carolina basketball coach Joe Dooley sees a link between his team’s recent surge in wins and attendance numbers rising in Minges Coliseum.
One might say the East Carolina track and field team hit the ground running last weekend in Chapel Hill, but that summation of things would not be quite right.
East Carolina, already tabbed as the preseason baseball favorite in the American Athletic Conference, received more national recognition this week in checking in at No. 21 in the D1Baseball preseason Top 25 poll.
Monday, January 13, 2020
East Carolina sophomore basketball player Jayden Gardner was named the American Athletic Conference player of the week for the second time this season on Monday. Gardner previously earned the honor on Dec. 23.
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Jayden Gardner sat at midcourt waiting to check in during the second half when he simply raised his right arm as East Carolina basketball teammate Bitumba Baruti made a long jump shot to tie Saturday’s game against favored SMU and liven the Minges Coliseum crowd of 4,014.
Tristen Newton was a junior at Burges High School in El Paso, Texas, when East Carolina hired Joe Dooley as its basketball coach in April 2018 and Dooley urged that, “Basketball needs to be important at ECU.”
Saturday, January 11, 2020
East Carolina basketball beat SMU 71-68 behind another solid performance by Jayden Gardner (20 points, nine rebounds) and freshman Tristen Newton's game-winning 3-pointer on Saturday.
Friday, January 10, 2020
Tulsa began its American Athletic Conference basketball schedule with a 70-44 victory against Temple, then lost 75-44 at Cincinnati. The Bearcats started with a 16-point victory over Connecticut, then lost at Tulane before beating Tulsa.
Thursday, January 09, 2020
Due to a slew of factors — including attrition from last season’s roster, multiple long-term injuries this year and male practice players not in Greenville for Christmas — East Carolina’s women’s basketball team did not have enough players to scrimmage 5-on-5 during the holidays as it was tr…
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