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Matau adds chapter to Polynesian football

Matau adds chapter to Polynesian football

GREENVILLE, N.C. – The better Christian Matau plays this year, the more the East Carolina center will need to study Polynesian football history.He was named to the watch list for the Polynesian Football Player of the Year Award that is named Dec. 7 and presented Jan. 20 at the...

East Carolina expands borders west

East Carolina expands borders west

GREENVILLE, N.C. – East Carolina is broader than eastern North Carolina’s boundaries from I-95 to the Atlantic Ocean.That’s one realization new head coach Scottie Montgomery made after he spent the offseason traveling the state to meet fans. He’s completed preseason planning and...

Midsummer dreaming for football fans

Midsummer dreaming for football fans

CARY, N.C. — This time of year football coaches are limited to what they have on paper. Until fall camp opens, they have to stick to returning starters, award candidates and questions coming out of spring football.What they also don’t know, as North Carolina’s Larry Fedora...

Montgomery fitting in at East Carolina

Montgomery fitting in at East Carolina

CARY, N.C. – Scottie Montgomery took his seat on the dais as East Carolina’s new head coach with Duke’s David Cutcliffe, his former boss, North Carolina’s Larry Fedora, N.C. State’s Dave Doeren and N.C. Central’s Jerry Mack.Staring back at him was a crowd of 1,000 fans that...

East Carolina builds strength with Connors

East Carolina builds strength with Connors

East Carolina enjoys the luxury of promoting offensive lineman J.T. Boyd as an Outland Trophy candidate. It’s an especially inspiring story from anonymous two-star prospect in the 2012 recruiting class.Back then, Boyd’s only other options were four schools that play in the lower...

Texas Tech winning with freshmen pitchers

Texas Tech winning with freshmen pitchers

Two years ago Texas Tech baseball broke at 10-year drought earning an NCAA Tournament berth under then-second-year coach Tim Tadlock. The Red Raiders capitalized with the program’s first College World Series trip.But when the Red Raiders failed to return to the CWS in 2015,...

Power surge lifts East Carolina in postseason

Power surge lifts East Carolina in postseason

East Carolina’s baseball team warmed up for NCAA post-season play in what would be an odd way for any sport but baseball. The Pirates lost two straight for a quick exit from the American Athletic Conference Tournament.They have responded by winning four straight NCAA games on the...

ECU last team standing from North Carolina

ECU last team standing from North Carolina

East Carolina baseball shares its home state with four schools that are ACC charter members: North Carolina, N.C. State, Duke and Wake Forest.Its neighboring state includes SEC member South Carolina. The Gamecocks won back-to-back College World Series national titles as recently...

Coastal Carolina and East Carolina define New South

Coastal Carolina and East Carolina define New South

RALEIGH, N.C. – New South definitions have evolved over American history. Originally it meant the post-Civil War’s end of slavery. A century later it was the the 1960s Civil Rights movement outlawing Jim Crow segregation.But college baseball developed a New South definition...

Benkert leaves East Carolina with options

Benkert leaves East Carolina with options

If you’re a college quarterback who has arrived at the decision to transfer, you want to set yourself up as well as Kurt Benkert.The East Carolina junior announced on Monday through the school’s media relations office that he is leaving the Pirates. He had been in a battle with...