For a quarter, the East Carolina Pirates football team recaptured what it once was, and perhaps could be again. And then it showed just how far away it is at this point in losing to Virginia Tech on Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, NC.
ECU chancellor Cecil P. Staton sent out a memorandum to the ECU community on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, encouraging the fans to support the football team and resist the temptation to lash out on social media. The Pirates have started 0-2.
The East Carolina swimming and diving program was suspended after an alleged hazing incident on Aug. 25, 2017. After an investigation, ECU spokesperson Tom McClellan says the programs were reinstated and the incident didn’t involve hazing.
East Carolina University announced that it has concluded its investigation into its swimming and diving program, and the program will not face disciplinary action. However, individual students could face discipline.
Cardon Johnson ran for two touchdowns and a career-best 265 yards, the Dukes rushed for 422 total yards and James Madison beat East Carolina 34-14 in Saturday’s opener to extend its win streak to 13 straight.
East Carolina announced Friday that Phillip Wood, the associate executive director for NC State’s Wolfpack Club, would serve as its executive editor of the Pirate Club. Wood has worked for the Wolfpack Club for the past 15 years.
East Carolina University is mourning former Pirates football player Anthony Domonique Lennon, 24, who was killed in a Raleigh shooting. His high school teammates started a GoFundMe for his son’s college fund.
New Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley joined Ruffin McNeill’s staff as East Carolina’s offensive coordinator when he was just 26 years old in 2010. After five years leading an offense featuring Shane Carden and Justin Hardy and two years leading Oklahoma’s offense, he is replacing Bob Stoops as head coach.
When the high school baseball season began, ECU recruit MacKenzie Gore was ranked by Baseball America as the 38th best draft-eligible prospect in the country, meaning he likely would have been selected in Monday’s Major League Baseball Draft either late in the first round or early in the second. Now he could be a top-five pick.