Great Expectations

It is natural this time of year for fans, media and even coaches and players directly involved to compare the prospects of their baseball team to last season’s version. Read Full Story

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ECU QB Benkert prepares for starting role

Kurt Benkert appears to be the most likely quarterback to succeed Shane Carden for the East Carolina football team. Read More

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Top of their game

Life on Ashly Kite’s property in Grimesland carries with it the constant serenade of 16 barking dogs. Read More

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Pirates enter new Godwin Era

A new Godwin era begins this month for East Carolina baseball. Read More

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Getting to know Cliff Godwin

Cliff Godwin played at East Carolina from 1998-2002 and is back in Greenville as the Pirates’ head baseball coach after many years as an assistant coach at different schools in the Southeast. Read More

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ECU grad turned WWE star returns

The WWE Live events that have been held at East Carolina’s Minges Coliseum in the past have always been well attended, but this year’s event has an added draw: an ECU graduate turned WWE Diva. Read More

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Pirates need newcomers to contribute

There is no question that several newcomers will have to contribute for the East Carolina men’s basketball team to be successful this season. Read More

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ECU women face formidable foes in AAC

East Carolina’s women’s basketball players and head coach Heather Macy don’t mind talking about the daunting task the Pirates will face two times this season. Read More

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On our radar — Don’t miss it

Laverne Cox, a critically acclaimed actress best known for her role as Sophia on “Orange Is The New Black,” will speak at ECU’s Wright Auditorium on Nov. 12. Read More

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7 things to know about the AAC

East Carolina begins a new football era this month when the Pirates begin play in the American Athletic Conference, starting with their home clash against SMU on Oct. 4. Read More

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#cardy poised to lead Pirates in 2014

It’s rare for a football season to be anything special in August, but East Carolina is already bent on another big year and could put its most talented team ever on the field as the Pirates debut in a new conference. Read More

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Pirates look to leave last season in the past

With an emerging star on the mound, the East Carolina baseball team will try to leave last season’s disappointing finish in the past. Read More

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Maness returns to warm greeting

It wasn’t that long ago that Seth Maness was sitting in the stands at East Carolina football games. Read More

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Talking tricks and treats with Coach Ruff

Even though Halloween comes at the busiest time of the year for college football coaches, that doesn’t mean none of them celebrate. Read More

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A glance at college football around the state

While East Carolina battles for one last Conference USA title this football season, four other in-state schools will be fighting for an Atlantic Coast Conference championship. Read More

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Pirate pigskin preview

East Carolina football is coming back, and the Pirates are bent on finishing their ride in Conference USA with one last championship. Read More

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Baseball: A favorite summer pastime in Eastern NC

As a kid, summer was my favorite time to play what was then my favorite sport. Read More

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The Summer Redneck Games

Rednecks can be sporty. In fact, they have their own version of the Olympics called the Summer Redneck Games, something I discovered by Googling “redneck games” seconds before discovering the glory that is summerredneckgames.com, a site I may or may not have perused for at least 40 minutes. Read More

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Dew Tour changes appear here to stay

For the second consecutive year, the Dew Tour will consist of just three stops. Read More