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Bucs in the Coastal League

A quartet of Pirates has seen time in the Coastal Plains League this summer and while two of them are enjoying relative success, the other pair has struggled. Garrett Brooks, Davis Kirkpatrick, Jacob Wolfe and Charlie Yorgen started the season in the CPL with Brooks is a returning member of the defending-league-champion Peninsula Pilots. Kirkpatrick, […]

Cross Country raises bar for upcoming season

Coming off of a season in which the Pirate Cross Country team only managed two first-place victories all season long — with both victories having been split between the men’s and women’s teams — the Pirates come out this year looking to outpace themselves heading into the new season. Last November’s 17th place finish by […]

Pirates to take shot at new playoff

It’s out with the Bowl Championship Series and in with the new College Football Playoff, and things are finally starting to come together for the highest grossing sport in the NCAA. Starting Oct. 28, a 13-member selection committee will create a list of the country’s top 25 teams and then select the top four teams […]

Rebuilding the front line

The loss of starting defensive ends Lee Pegues and Terrell Stanley will inevitably revamp the look of the Pirates’ defensive line this fall. Pegues, along with eight other undrafted free agents, was awarded a contract from the Chicago Bears in May after the 6-foot-2, 294-pound All-Conference USA second team member had 29 total tackles and […]

Hardy placed on watch list

ECU senior receiver Justin Hardy was named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List for the second consecutive year Tuesday, according to an announcement by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TOC) Foundation. The Biletnikoff is annually awarded to the country’s most outstanding wide receiver. The two-time First-Team All-Conference USA receiver is the fourth Pirate to garner preseason […]

Men’s hoops stays quiet during AAC transition

Two weeks removed from their official move into the American Athletic Conference, many Pirate teams have announced turnover in their programs in preparation of the advanced competition. The baseball program made the biggest splash in coaching staff changes, as head coach Billy Godwin’s contract was not renewed. Soon after, Cliff Godwin was announced as the […]

Pirates aspire for winning season

Photo by Mike Seegars

While summer usually represents a time where the workload is lighter for most students, it has been mostly work and little play for the ECU women’s soccer team. Its season opener against South Carolina is seven weeks away and will be the team’s first match as a member of the American Athletic Conference. After posting […]

Secondary braces for overhaul

The Pirates’ defensive secondary will consist of three new starters this upcoming season due to the graduation of Damon Magazu, Chip Thompson, and Adonis Armstrong. Senior boundary cornerback Detric Allen is the lone returning starter from a season ago, accumulating 40 tackles while sharing playing time with junior Josh Hawkins. “Detric is moving extremely well,” […]

Richmond yet to sign; explores options overseas

It has been a few weeks since the NBA draft was held in Brooklyn and former ECU guard Akeem Richmond has yet to land on a professional roster. The 23-year-old Richmond drew interest from some NBA teams and even had a pre-draft workout with the Houston Rockets, but a chance to play overseas may be […]

Pursuit of continued excellence

Photo by Nick Faulkner

After back-to-back 22-win seasons and consecutive trips to the Women’s NIT, Head Coach Heather Macy and her Lady Pirates’ basketball team have reached a level of sustained success that they hope can continue for the foreseeable future. Macy, who is in her fifth season as the team’s head coach, has recorded a 72-53 record during […]

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