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ECU splits doubleheader to claim series over Middle Tennessee Video included

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Zach Houchins belted his second home run of the season, while East Carolina hurlers Tyler Bolton and Ryan Williams allowed one run in a 5-1 series win in game two of the Friday doubleheader against Middle Tennessee at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.
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Pee Dee makes ESPN debut Video included

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It's the SportsCenter commercial that has Eastern North Carolina buzzing. ECU mascot Pee Dee the Pirate recently made his ESPN debut and certainly left his mark.
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Hoffman fans 16 in ECU’s 1-0 win over Middle Tennessee Video included

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Junior Jeff Hoffman struck out a career-high 16 batters lifting East Carolina to 1-0 win over Middle Tennessee Thursday night in Conference USA action at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.
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Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

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By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke's latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. More>>

ECU-MTSU baseball series altered

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East Carolina officials have announced that the Conference USA weekend series between East Carolina and Middle Tennessee scheduled for this weekend at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium has been altered due to potential forecast of inclement weather in the area Saturday afternoon.
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Pirates come from behind to beat UNC-Wilmington 8-5 Video included

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  East Carolina scored eight unanswered runs behind Dylan Brown’s three-hit, two-RBI performance and Reid Love’s 7.2 innings of relief topping UNC Wilmington 8-5 Wednesday night at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. More>>

Former Pirate Chris Johnson Signs with Jets

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Former Pirate running back Chris Johnson has landed in New York. Johnson signed a two year contract with the Jets today. More>>

UNC investigator meets with Willingham Video included

The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes being admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has met with an investigator looking into academic fraud at the school. More>>

Surprise proposal marks ECU spring football game Video included

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The Pirate's spring football game featured a little bit of everything, big plays, big hits and one big proposal. More>>

Pirate hoopster Stith to transfer

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--- East Carolina freshman Brandan Stith has been granted his release and will transfer to Old Dominion following the conclusion of the 2014 spring semester announced ECU Head Coach Jeff Lebo Monday. More>>

Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

One of golf's most exciting players squeezed most of the drama out of the Masters on Sunday. That's just fine with Bubba Watson. More>>

ECU takes game three in extra innings, 12-7 Video included

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East Carolina scored five runs in the top of the 12th inning claiming a 12-7 win over Old Dominion Sunday afternoon at the Bud Metheny Complex.
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Turnover-free, big play offensive attack highlights Pirates' Annual Spring Game Video included

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East Carolina's offensive unit enjoyed a turnover-free performance and used big plays from both its rushing and passing attack to highlight the Pirates' annual Purple-Gold Spring Game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Saturday afternoon.
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Pirates drop series to Monarchs, 9-5

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Old Dominion scored four runs in the first inning and cruised to a 9-5 Conference USA series win over East Carolina Saturday afternoon at the Bud Metheny Complex.
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Pirates win 14 events, finish second at Bill Carson Invitational Video included

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The East Carolina track and field team turned in a strong showing at the inaugural Bill Carson Invitational at the ECU Track and Field Complex. The Pirates finished second on both the men’s and women’s side behind South Carolina, which won the meet.
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Conley Baseball, Softball win Video included

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The DH Conley Baseball and Softball teams beat up on ECC foe Southern Wayne tonight in Greenville.
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Monarchs take game one against Pirates, 7-3

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Old Dominion (21-14, 9-7) scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth claiming the first game of the three-game Conference USA series from East Carolina (20-14, 8-5), 7-3, Friday night at Bud Metheny Complex.
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Haas leads, with a pair of Masters champs 1 back

No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable. More>>

ECU to debut new track facilty this weekend Video included

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East Carolina will unveil the school's newest athletic gem with the opening of the new track and field facility on campus. More>>

Pirates Shut Out #25 N.C. State, 7-0 Video included

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East Carolina won the team's 10th game in their last 12 outings, shutting out 25th ranked North Carolina State 7-0 at Clark-LeClair Stadium Wednesday night. More>>

The anticipation and mystery of the Masters

A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out. More>>

Wake introduces Manning as men's hoops coach

Wake Forest's slumping basketball team hopes it doesn't need a miracle. Just Danny Manning. More>>

JH Rose continues undefeated season Video included

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Pitt County rivals South Central and JH Rose squared off in a big time Eastern Carolina 3A/4A Conference showdown tonight at Guy Smith Stadium. The Rampants rallied to beat the Falcons 10-7, continuing their perfect season.  More>>

Connecticut wins NCAA title, 60-54 over Kentucky

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - No conference wanted them. Several teammates and their coach left them. The NCAA kept them out for a year.
UConn won it all anyway.
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Pirates take series at 12th ranked Rice

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East Carolina scored a pair of two-out runs in the top of the ninth and turned a game-ending double play to claim a 2-1 Conference USA series win over No. 12 Rice at Reckling Park Sunday afternoon. More>>

Pirate Softball Sweeps Southern Miss Video included

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The East Carolina softball team pounded out 16 hits and starting pitcher Sarah Christian allowed just one hit, as the Pirates completed a three-game sweep of its Conference USA series against Southern Miss with a 12-1 victory in five innings on Sunday afternoon at the ECU Softball Stadium. More>>

Pirates Complete 2nd Spring Scrimmage Video included

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  Redshirt freshman Kurt Benkert completed 10-of-12 passes for 126 yards and a touchdown to spearhead the offensive effort, while a surging defensive unit tallied seven tackles for lost yardage on the other side of the ball during East Carolina's second intra-squad scrimmage of the spring Saturday morning at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.   More>>

Rice evens series with ECU with 8-0 victory

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– Blake Fox struck out a career-high eight batters and Rice (22-11, 10-4) pounded out 14 hits taking game two of the Conference USA series, 8-0, over East Carolina (18-13, 7-4) Saturday afternoon at Reckling Park.   Hoelscher reached on an infield single to third and moved around the bases on consecutive... More>>

Pirates Take Game 1 from #12 Rice, 3-2

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Drew Reynolds hit a two-out, two-run single in the top of the 9th to lead East Carolina to a 3-2 win over 12th ranked Rice on Friday night. More>>

Rose baseball, Conley softball wins for split of doubleheader Video included

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JH Rose won in baseball while DH Conley cruised in softball as the two rivals split a baseball-softball doubleheader at Conley on Friday night. More>>

Harlem Wizards put on a show for Greenville Video included

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The Harlem Wizards were in Greenville on Thursday night for a very special fundraiser for the Wintergreen PTA.
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East Carolina, Marshall agree to two-year football series Video included

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East Carolina and Marshall, two programs which share both a competitive rivalry on the playing field and an association of tragedy, have agreed to a two-year home-and-home football series in 2020 and 2021 according to a joint announcement by both institutions Thursday.
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ECU’s rally falls short at NC State, 3-2 Video included

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Jake Fincher’s diving catch in right-center for NC State in the ninth ended East Carolina’s late rally, which propelled the Wolfpack to a 3-2 victory Wednesday night at Doak Field.
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Jacob's Marathon Effort Leads South Central past Conley; Viking Girls Win to Earn Split Video included

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South Central pitcher Tucker Jacobs, who has signed to play college baseball at the Air Force Academy,pitched all ten innings to lead the Falcons to a 2-1 extra inning win over rival DH Conley More>>

ECU's Akeem Richmond to participate in 2014 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships Video included

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GREENVILLE, N.C. --- East Carolina senior Akeem Richmond will participate in the 2014 State Farm College Slam Dunk 3-Point Championships on Thursday, April 3, at Moody Coliseum on the campus of SMU in Dallas, Intersport announced Tuesday.
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Rose Sweeps Lacrosse and Soccer Video included

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JH Rose beat Carteret in lacrosse and Aycock in girl's soccer in games played Monday night. More>>

Pirates Scrimmage for First Time in Spring Video included

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina's top three running backs on its spring depth chart averaged a combined 8.0 yards per carry, while the defense tallied four turnovers to highlight the Pirates' first spring scrimmage at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Monday afternoon. More>>

Beards Credited with Pirate's 7 Game Winning Streak Video included

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Pirate Coach Billy Godwin has had a long standing tradition of not allowing his players to grow facial hair during the season. More>>

Yorgen named C-USA Hitter-of-the-Week Video included

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GREENVILLE, N.C. – East Carolina freshman Charlie Yorgen has been named Conference USA’s Hitter-of-the-Week after helping the Pirates to a perfect 4-0 week, the league office announced Monday afternoon.
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Pee Dee plunders SportsCenter

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East Carolina University’s mascot Pee Dee the Pirate is invading ESPN studios. More>>

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  • ECU splits doubleheader to claim series over Middle Tennessee

    ECU splits doubleheader to claim series over Middle Tennessee

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:03:23 GMT
    Zach Houchins belted his second home run of the season, while East Carolina hurlers Tyler Bolton and Ryan Williams allowed one run in a 5-1 series win in game two of the Friday doubleheader against Middle Tennessee at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.
    Zach Houchins belted his second home run of the season, while East Carolina hurlers Tyler Bolton and Ryan Williams allowed one run in a 5-1 series win in game two of the Friday doubleheader against Middle Tennessee at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.
  • Pee Dee makes ESPN debut

    Pee Dee makes ESPN debut

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:09:53 GMT
    It's the SportsCenter commercial that has Eastern North Carolina buzzing. ECU mascot Pee Dee the Pirate recently made his ESPN debut and certainly left his mark.
    It's the SportsCenter commercial that has Eastern North Carolina buzzing. ECU mascot Pee Dee the Pirate recently made his ESPN debut and certainly left his mark.
  • Hoffman fans 16 in ECU’s 1-0 win over Middle Tennessee

    Hoffman fans 16 in ECU’s 1-0 win over Middle Tennessee

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:23:03 GMT
    Junior Jeff Hoffman struck out a career-high 16 batters lifting East Carolina to 1-0 win over Middle Tennessee Thursday night in Conference USA action at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.
    Junior Jeff Hoffman struck out a career-high 16 batters lifting East Carolina to 1-0 win over Middle Tennessee Thursday night in Conference USA action at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.
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  • FSU's Martin becomes third D-I coach to win 1,800

    FSU's Martin becomes third D-I coach to win 1,800

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:02:39 GMT
    Florida State's Mike Martin became the third baseball coach in Division I history to reach 1,800 wins, earning the milestone with the Seminoles' 4-3 victory over Wake Forest in 13 innings Saturday night.
    Florida State's Mike Martin became the third baseball coach in Division I history to reach 1,800 wins, earning the milestone with the Seminoles' 4-3 victory over Wake Forest in 13 innings Saturday night.
  • Tulsa hires Frank Haith as new hoops coach

    Tulsa hires Frank Haith as new hoops coach

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:21:23 GMT
    Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference...
    Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer.
  • Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

    Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:42:18 GMT
    President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well.
    President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well.
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  • 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:53 AM EDT2014-04-20 05:53:09 GMT
    Rescuers were digging through piles of snow and ice Saturday for four Sherpa guides buried on Mount Everest when an avalanche swept down the slopes and killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on...
    Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed...
  • Wie shoots 67, wins LPGA LOTTE Championship

    Wie shoots 67, wins LPGA LOTTE Championship

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:12 AM EDT2014-04-20 05:12:25 GMT
    Michelle Wie rallied from four strokes back entering the day to shoot a 5-under 67 on Saturday and win the LPGA LOTTE Championship.
    Michelle Wie rallied from four strokes back entering the day to shoot a 5-under 67 on Saturday and win the LPGA LOTTE Championship.
  • Blue Jackets edge Penguins 4-3 in double overtime

    Blue Jackets edge Penguins 4-3 in double overtime

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:02:43 GMT
    Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
    Matt Calvert's first career playoff goal gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a badly needed boost. His second ended 4,493 days of futility for a franchise that is quickly morphing from laughingstock to something...
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