ECU volleyball: Pirates win program's first postseason match, advance to NIVC second round
Julianna Askew was not quite ready to face the reality that her volleyball career had come to a close. She was devastated as the East Carolina senior figured a win over UTSA in the final match of the regular season was her last. Until it wasn’t. Askew and the rest of the Pirates learned soon after that they would be among a group of teams hosting the National Invitational Volleyball...
High school roundup: Basketball seasons up and running this week
The South Central girls’ basketball team netted a victory on Saturday night to help bolster the team’s hope for a big season. Because of that win, the Falcons carried a perfect record into a clash against 1-1 North Pitt on Tuesday on a busy night for most area squads. South Central moved to 2-0 on the young season by blowing out Cardinal Gibbons in Raleigh, 70-21, on Saturday night. ...
Former Ole Miss co-offensive coordinator to take over role at ECU
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — East Carolina University has filled the open position of offensive coordinator for its football program. On Friday, several media outlets reported John David Baker, the Ole Miss Co-Offensive Coordinator, accepted the job of offensive coordinator at ECU. On Nov. 19, after the 10-0 loss to Navy, ECU head football coach Mike […]
ECU defensive tackle Xavier McIver to enter transfer portal
Fourth-year East Carolina defensive tackle Xavier McIver has announced he will enter the transfer portal. A three-star recruit as part of the team’s deep 2020 defensive line class, McIver was a key player for the Pirates early in his career along the defensive front, and has appeared in 30 total games, including three starts.
ECU redshirt freshman OL Omari Allen to enter transfer portal
East Carolina redshirt freshman Omari Allen has announced he will be entering his name into the transfer portal. Allen, a native of Henderson, N.C., and a product of Vance County High School, will have three years of eligibility remaining. He spent two years in the Pirates program, but did not see action in a live game.
ECU board of trustees: Navigating NIL, transfer portal still top priority
As seismic changes happen to college athletics seemingly daily, East Carolina is racing to keep pace. ECU athletic director Jon Gilbert said as much to the athletics and advancement committee during Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting when he spoke more about the importance of NIL in college athletics and how it relates to the transfer portal. “In 2019, 6.4 percent of the rosters in Division I football were transfers,” Gilbert...
Pirates announce 2024 track and field schedule
GREENVILLE, N.C. – The East Carolina track & field program has released its schedule for the 2024 indoor and outdoor seasons. The Pirates will compete at five regular-season meets during the indoor season before heading outdoors for eight regular-season meets including the annual Bill Carson Invitational at the Bate Foundation Track & Field Facility. IndoorThe Pirates will open the […]
High school roundup: Jags complete sweep of Vikings
FARMVILLE — Farmville Central girls’ basketball coach Johnnie Joyner kept urging his team not to give up against D.H. Conley in Wednesday night’s intracounty, non-conference matchup. Despite trailing by five with three minutes to go. Against a taller Vikings team that forced 24 turnovers and made life underneath the basket difficult for the Jaguars. Joyner’s never-say-die mindset helped as the Jaguars came back to beat D.H. Conley 60-59. ...
Farmville Central Boys Basketball Dominates D.H. Conley in High School Match
Catch the thrilling action as 2A Farmville Central boys basketball team dominates over 4A D.H. Conley. Witness the Jags' impressive defense and powerful scoring, maintaining their unbeaten streak in 2023. Highlights include standout performances from Hampton Evans, Tyler Whitehurst, and MJ Williams.
ECU women’s basketball claims education day victory over Hampton
GREENVILLE, N.C. – The East Carolina women’s basketball team defeated the Hampton Pirates, 75-55, on Wednesday in Minges Coliseum. It was Education Day and that meant thousands of screaming fans, 6,166 to be exact, just shy of the program’s single-game attendance record. The Pirates (3-3) tipped the...
AAC Basketball Predictions, Computer Picks and Best Bets | November 30
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Education Day in Minges leads ECU women’s basketball team to 20-point victory
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — On Wednesday, a rowdy sold-out crowd of young Pirates filled Minges Coliseum for Education Day. The East Carolina University women’s basketball team faced off against Hampton as students and teachers say they look forward to this day every year. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for students all over Pitt County Schools and […]
Ohio State Tight Ends Coach Keenan Bailey Reportedly One of Three Finalists For East Carolina Offensive Coordinator Position
Keenan Bailey has emerged as a potential candidate for the offensive coordinator vacancy at East Carolina. According to a report from Brad Crawford of 247Sports, Bailey interviewed with Pirates head coach Mike Houston this week and is considered one of three finalists to become the program's offensive coordinator, a position left vacant after Houston and East Carolina moved on from Donnie Kirkpatrick on Nov. 25.
Antwon Pittman: Play a county rival brings out the best in our girls
North Pitt head girls basketball coach Antwon Pittman discusses his team's early season Pitt County rivalry win over South Central.
Don't Miss the East Carolina Pirates vs. North Carolina Wilmington Seahawks Game on Nov 30
Get ready for an exciting sports event coming your way! The East Carolina Pirates vs. North Carolina Wilmington Seahawks game is set to take place on Nov 30 at the Williams Arena, 200 Ficklen Dr, Greenville, NC. This thrilling encounter is not to be missed by any fan of the game!
Highlights: Big third quarter runs pushes North Pitt girls to blowout win over South Central
Zamareya Jones scored 30 and freshman Jordan Speller added 18 as North Pitt blew out South Central in a non-conference county rivalry.
Former South Central star Phillips relishes one last chance to play at home
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - It’s a battle for the East as ECU men’s basketball welcomes UNC Wilmington to town for a non-conference game. Former South Central star Shykeim Phillips is a big piece of the Seahawks’ success. They are 5 and 1 so far. He returns to play maybe his final game in his hometown.
Mason Garcia enters transfer portal
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The portal entrance is underway for this year’s Pirates as quarterback Mason Garcia shared he will enter the transfer portal. Mason appeared to be the heir to the starting quarterback job following Holton Ahlers graduation. It didn’t work out for him this fall starting in three games. Alex Flinn became the starter. It will be interesting to see where he lands.
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High school roundup: North Pitt girls zoom past Falcons
BETHEL — South Central’s girls basketball team got a front-row seat to the potential of North Pitt’s guard tandem of Zamareya Jones and Jordan Speller as the Panthers rolled to a 72-48 victory Tuesday night. On the boys’ side, South Central head coach Leland Jones, who was an assistant to Chris Cherry for 13 seasons, earned his first win at the helm in a 55-45 victory over North Pitt. GIRLS’...