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East Carolina Athletics, WNCT-TV Announce Television Partnership Video included

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The East Carolina University Department of Athletics, in conjunction with its multimedia rights partner IMG College, have agreed to terms with WNCT-TV on a three-year contract which will re-establish a broadcast relationship dating back to 1989 and enable the region's CBS affiliate to regain its standing as the "Official Station of the Pirates." More>>

SW Forsyth beats Greenville North State for 11-12 Little League State Title

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Connor Monroe hit a home run and picked up the win on the mound as SW Forsyth beat Greenville North State 4-1 to win the 11-12 North Carolina State Little League title at Elm Street Park. More>>

North State stays alive in State Little League Tournament Video included

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North State beat South Durham 10-5 on Monday to stay alive in the North Carolina State Little League tournament at Elm Street Park. More>>

"Swinging for Shwachman" raises money, awareness for SDS Video included

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East Carolina linebacker coach Duane Price and his wife Becca hosted the first ever "Swinging for Shwachman" event to raise money and awareness for a syndrome that their 11 year old son, Chilton suffers from. More>>

Kevin Reddick holds camp in his hometown of New Bern Video included

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Star linebacker Kevin Reddick returned to Eastern North Carolina this week to throw a camp in his home town of New Bern. More>>

Shane Carden named to Walter Camp Watch List Video included

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East Carolina senior quarterback Shane Carden is one of 50 players named to the initial 2014 Walter Camp Player-of-the-Year Watch List the foundation announced Friday morning. More>>

ECU Basketball goes to work for Habitat For Humanity Video included

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It may be the offseason but the ECU Basketball team is hard at work, not necessarily on the hardwood but with hardwood. More>>

Wayne County rolls to series win in American Legion playoffs Video included

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Wayne County Post 11 scored five first inning runs and never looked back in eliminating Pitt County 9-3 in the Area One East Divisions finals series. More>>

NFL Sunday Ticket is coming to smartphones

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DirecTV is offering NFL fans the chance to stream every out-of-market game of the upcoming regular season on a computer, smartphone or tablet, even if they don't have a satellite TV account. More>>

American Legion Rainout: Pitt County and Wayne County to play game four on Thursday night

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Game four of the American Legion Area One East Division finals has been rained out for Wednesday night. More>>

AP Source: Hornets land SG Stephenson

A person familiar with the contract says free-agent shooting guard Lance Stephenson has agreed to a $27 million, three-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets. More>>

Shane Carden Named To Davey O'Brien Award Watch List Video included

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East Carolina senior Shane Carden is one of 39 signal-callers named to the 2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterbacks Award Watch List according to release by the O’Brien National Selection Committee Wednesday. More>>

Wayne County takes series lead after rain shortened victory

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Wayne County beat the thunderstorms and Pitt County in game three of the American Legion Area One East Finals on Tuesday night, winning 6-1 in a rain shortened game. More>>

Hardy listed on Biletnikoff Award Watch List Video included

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For the second-straight year, East Carolina¹s Justin Hardy has been named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List, according to an announcement by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TOC) Foundation Tuesday. More>>

Pitt County evens American Legion series with Wayne County, 9-4 Video included

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Pitt County plated five first inning runs and went on to beat Wayne County 9-4 Monday night at Pitt Community College. More>>

Wayne County rolls over Pitt County in Game 1 of the American Legion East finals Video included

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Wayne County exploded for seven runs in the second inning and blew out Pitt County 20-6 in game one of the American Legion Area One East finals Sunday night. More>>

Pitt County Post 39 draws walk-off walk in the 11th to beat Wilson, advance Video included

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In a back and forth battle Pitt County Post 39 advanced to the second round of the American Legion Playoffs with a 9-8, extra-innings win over Wilson Post 13 on Saturday night. More>>

LeBron James returns to Cavs: 'I'm coming home' Video included

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If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go. More>>

Wilson beats Pitt Co. Post 39 9-2, evens series Video included

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Wilson evened up the American Legion Semifinal Series against Pitt Co. on Friday, setting up a decisive game five on Saturday. Nick Sanders threw six innings oftwo run ball while Colton Griffin led the way at the dish. Griffin hadtwo hits and two rbi's as Wilson beat up on Pitt Co. 9-2. It's one of those series where home field advantage definitely matters. Both Pitt Co. and Wilson have now won each game on their own field. Pitt Co. Post 39 led 2-0 until the bottom of the fourth. Wilson poure... More>>

Rudy Gay holds camp at Farmville Central Video included

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Usually when professional superstars return to Eastern North Carolina it's someone who went to ECU. Friday was a special exception, NBA star Rudy Gay held a free camp at Farmville Central High School and he welcomed the public and the media with open arms. More>>

Collegiate Licensing Company signs 10-year extension with ECU

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The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), the licensing affiliate of IMG College, announced today that it has signed a 10-year extension of its partnership agreement with East Carolina University (ECU) to continue managing its trademark licensing program. More>>

Pitt County beats Wilson 10-6, takes 2-1 lead in first round American Legion series Video included

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Pitt County Post 39 held off Wilson 10-6 to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five Area One East Division semi-final series. More>>

Pitt County, Washington win ENC state Babe Ruth softball titles Video included

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Pitt County took home two state titles and Washington won another at the final day of play at the Eastern North Carolina State Softball Tournament in Kinston. More>>

North State falls in District IV 9-10 finale Video included

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Rocky Mount American bounced back from an embarrassing loss Tuesday night and beat Greenville North State for the District IV 9-10 title Wednesday night at Stallings Stadium. More>>

Wilson evens 1st round American Legion series with 6-2 win over Pitt County Video included

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Wilson beat Pitt County 6-2 to even the best-of-five Area One East Division semifinal series at a game apiece. More>>

North State forces final game in District IV 9-10 tournament Video included

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North State jumped all over Rocky Mount American with a nine-run first inningand forced a one game championship contest tomorrow. More>>

Former ECU player arrested

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A former ECU player is in trouble with the law again. More>>

UNC asks McCants to meet over academic allegations

North Carolina's compliance director reached out to former men's basketball player Rashad McCants last month asking to meet and discuss his allegations of academic misconduct at the school. More>>

Carden, Hardy named to "watch lists" for national awards Video included

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East Carolina seniors Shane Carden (QB) and Justin Hardy (WR) have been named to the 2014 Maxwell Award Watch List according to a release by the Maxwell Football Club Monday. More>>

Hairston to appear in court on assault charges

PJ Hairston as University of North Carolina guard. PJ Hairston as University of North Carolina guard.

Charlotte Hornets rookie and former North Carolina star guard P.J. Hairston has to appear in Durham County Court on misdemeanor charges of assault and battery following an altercation during a pickup basketball game. More>>

Blake Taylor wins Coastal Plains Junior Amateur

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The boys 15-16 age division ended in a tie for 1st place between Blake Taylor from Atkinson, NC & Joey Funderburg from Wilmington, NC. They went to a playoff for both their age division title and overall championship as well.
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Pete Buscaino Named Director Of Baseball Operations

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Pete Buscaino has been named Director of Baseball Operations at East Carolina University according to an announcement from head coach Cliff Godwin.
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Jeff Palumbo Named ECU Assistant Coach And Recruiting Coordinator

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Jeff Palumbo, a nine-year coaching veteran at the Division I level, has been named assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at East Carolina University according to an announcement by head coach Cliff Godwin Thursday. More>>

ECU Women to play in Junkanoo Jam in the Bahamas

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– The East Carolina women’s basketball team will travel to tropical Grand Bahama Island and compete in the 12th annual Junkanoo Jam as part of its non-conference schedule for the 2014-15 season. More>>

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  • East Carolina Athletics, WNCT-TV Announce Television Partnership

    East Carolina Athletics, WNCT-TV Announce Television Partnership

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:11:18 GMT
    The East Carolina University Department of Athletics, in conjunction with its multimedia rights partner IMG College, have agreed to terms with WNCT-TV on a three-year contract which will re-establish a broadcast relationship dating back to 1989 and enable the region's CBS affiliate to regain its standing as the "Official Station of the Pirates."
    The East Carolina University Department of Athletics, in conjunction with its multimedia rights partner IMG College, have agreed to terms with WNCT-TV on a three-year contract which will re-establish a broadcast relationship dating back to 1989 and enable the region's CBS affiliate to regain its standing as the "Official Station of the Pirates."
  • "Swinging for Shwachman" raises money, awareness for SDS

    "Swinging for Shwachman" raises money, awareness for SDS

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:26:18 GMT
    East Carolina linebacker coach Duane Price and his wife Becca hosted the first ever "Swinging for Shwachman" event to raise money and awareness for a syndrome that their 11 year old son, Chilton suffers from.
    East Carolina linebacker coach Duane Price and his wife Becca hosted the first ever "Swinging for Shwachman" event to raise money and awareness for a syndrome that their 11 year old son, Chilton suffers from.
  • Shane Carden named to Walter Camp Watch List

    Shane Carden named to Walter Camp Watch List

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:40:56 GMT
    East Carolina senior quarterback Shane Carden is one of 50 players named to the initial 2014 Walter Camp Player-of-the-Year Watch List the foundation announced Friday morning.
    East Carolina senior quarterback Shane Carden is one of 50 players named to the initial 2014 Walter Camp Player-of-the-Year Watch List the foundation announced Friday morning.
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  • TCU's Fields investigated for alleged assault

    TCU's Fields investigated for alleged assault

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:07:07 GMT
    TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should...
    TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should blast you!"
  • Paterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State

    Paterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:21:48 GMT
    A son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has sued the university over his dismissal from its coaching staff two years ago, saying he has been unfairly linked to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
    A son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has sued the university over his dismissal from its coaching staff two years ago, saying he has been unfairly linked to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
  • Big 12 commish's dire warning about pending change

    Big 12 commish's dire warning about pending change

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:53:20 GMT
    Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.
    Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.
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  • CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays

    CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:52:35 GMT
    Richard Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is due to step into the battle of billionaires going on in probate court over the proposed sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.
    The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.
  • A's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland

    A's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:30:21 GMT
    The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday.
    The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday.
  • TCU's Fields investigated for alleged assault

    TCU's Fields investigated for alleged assault

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:07:07 GMT
    TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should...
    TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should blast you!"
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  • Sharks in the sound: researchers study aims to ease fears

    Sharks in the sound: researchers study aims to ease fears

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:06:04 GMT
    Millions of people enjoy North Carolina waters every year. But few of those people stop to think what they may be swimming in.
    Millions of people enjoy North Carolina waters every year. But few of those people stop to think what they may be swimming in.
  • Things You Only Hear in the South

    Things You Only Hear in the South

    Friday, June 20 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-06-21 00:10:48 GMT
    Here are a mess of words and phrases that make the South unique and awesome.
    Here are a mess of words and phrases that make the South unique and awesome.
  • Audit: Ex-Tarboro manager siphoned off town funds

    Audit: Ex-Tarboro manager siphoned off town funds

    A state audit has determined that the former manager in Tarboro siphoned off more than $450,000 in taxpayer funds to provide himself with unapproved benefits and to buy personal items unrelated to his job.
    A state audit has determined that the former manager in Tarboro siphoned off more than $450,000 in taxpayer funds to provide himself with unapproved benefits and to buy personal items unrelated to his job.
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