May 27, 2017

Mike Aresco loves a challenge, and the American Athletic Conference still has its fair share of those.

The AAC commissioner, though, realizes the satisfaction in conquering them, and plans to keep taking them down one by one for the rest of his career.

No one can break down wins and losses better,…


May 26, 2017

From a national perspective, Sonny Randle was respected as a former star football player, coach and broadcaster. On a personal level, he was a good deal more than that.

The former East Carolina football coach died early Wednesday at the age of 81. According to reports, Randle’s health…


May 25, 2017

College track and field goes through a dramatic switch following the team-oriented conference championship phase each year, when the individual athletes become the focus in the NCAA regional round.

East Carolina and head track and field coach Curt Kraft sent what he hopes will be a lucky 13…


May 25, 2017

A 2-for-2 run against the Florida schools in Clearwater, Fla., will put East Carolina baseball in a prime position to reach the American Athletic Conference tournament championship game.

After routing Central Florida 14-3 Tuesday night and an off day Wednesday, No. 8 seed ECU (30-27) returns to…


May 23, 2017

East Carolina was the American Athletic Conference baseball preseason favorite. It struggled to the tune of a last-place finish in the regular season and then provided the big result on Day 1 of the AAC postseason tournament by knocking off the top-seeded Central Florida Knights late Tuesday night.…


May 23, 2017

The ideal plan for East Carolina baseball this week is for senior Evan Kruczynski to pitch the Pirates to victory tonight against American Athletic Conference regular-season champion Central Florida and to be back on the mound again Sunday for the AAC tournament title. But ECU third-year coach…


May 20, 2017

East Carolina pitcher Kirk Morgan allowed just two hits in eight shutout innings as the Pirates closed the regular season with a 3-0 road victory over Connecticut.

Morgan (3-0) struck out five and issued no walks before yielding the mound to Matt Bridges, who notched the save by retiring the…


May 20, 2017

On April 25, 2013, Nelson Cooper sent me a message on Twitter.

“Gordon’s golf and ski is on fire really bad. Looks pretty bad,” Cooper wrote.

I wasn’t sure what to do with the information at first, but I trusted Cooper because of our many conversations in the D.H. Conley…


May 19, 2017

East Carolina baseball’s 6-4 loss at Connecticut on Friday afternoon ensured that the Pirates will finish last in the American Athletic Conference and have the No. 8 seed for next week’s AAC tournament in Clearwater, Fla.

ECU (28-27, 6-17 American) will play the No. 1 seed Tuesday at 7…


May 19, 2017

East Carolina second-year head football coach Scottie Montgomery announced Friday the signing of three transfers to grant-in-aid agreements. Running back Tyshon Dye (Clemson), defensive lineman Gaelin Elmore (Minnesota) and quarterback Thomas Sirk (Duke) will all be eligible immediately and have…

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