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Collegiate Licensing Company Signs 10-Year Extension with East Carolina University

Collegiate Licensing Company Signs 10-Year Extension with East Carolina University

ATLANTA, GA July 11, 2014 – 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. The partnership, which began in 1984, will run through June 30, 2023. Over the course of the 30-year partnership, the ECU licensing program has experienced tremendous growth, reporting increased royalty revenues 25 of the last 29 years. That time frame is highlighted by program growth of over 120% since 2007 alone. Much of that growth can be attributed to CLC and ECU working in tandem to grow the business in key North Carolina markets, advance ECU’s Retail Champions […]

Kevin Brandt Tosses Scoreless Inning In FSL All-Star Game

Kevin Brandt Tosses Scoreless Inning In FSL All-Star Game

Southpaw Allowed One Hit With A Strikeout Complete FSL All-Star Roster | Official Game Recap | Brandt Stats BRADENTON, FL June 16, 2014 – Former East Carolina standout Kevin Brandt took part in the Florida State League All-Star game Saturday evening at McKechnie Field tossing a scoreless inning of relief for the South Division in a 6-4 loss to the North squad. Brandt, a two-time All-Conference USA performer and Freshman All-America selection in 2009, entered the contest in the fifth frame replacing Reid Redman with the score deadlocked at two-all. The left-hander allowed an opening frame single to Dwight Smith, which was followed by a wild pitch moving Smith into scoring position. But Brandt settled in getting Gioskar Amaya to […]

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Jeff Connors Nominated to Attend Marine Corps Executive Forum

Jeff Connors Nominated to Attend Marine Corps Executive Forum

East Carolina’s Assistant AD for Strength and Conditioning is one of just 25 invitees to the event. GREENVILLE, NC June 12, 2014 – East Carolina Assistant Athletics Director for Strength and Conditioning Jeff Connors is one of 25 invitees nationally to attend the United States Marine Corps Executive Forum (MCEF) on Friday, June 13 at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. The one-day program is one of the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ key strategic communication and outreach initiatives that allows senior business leaders and influencers from a variety of industries to familiarize themselves with the Marine Corps’ key interests and enterprises. Throughout the day, attendees will meet with senior officials at the Pentagon and Quantico and examine the Marine Corps’ […]

Tyler Bolton Selected in 33rd Round By Arizona Diamondbacks

Tyler Bolton Selected in 33rd Round By Arizona Diamondbacks

Bolton Selected in 33rd Round By Arizona Diamondbacks Junior Ranked Fifth On ECU Pitching Staff With A 2.42 ERA   GREENVILLE, NC June 7, 2014 – East Carolina redshirt junior Tyler Bolton was selected in the 33rd round by the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday afternoon during the third day of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Bolton was taken with the 990th overall pick and is the fourth Pirate selected in this year’s draft behind Jeff Hoffman (No. 9 overall/Toronto Blue Jays), Ryan Williams (10th RD/Chicago Cubs) and Zach Houchins (13th RD/Los Angeles Angles).   Tyler Bolton – 2014 Biographical Sketch Appeared in 14 games making 13 starts … Sported fifth-lowest ERA on the staff (2.42) … Allowed 29 […]

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ECU Eliminated From C-USA Championships, 3-1

ECU Eliminated From C-USA Championships, 3-1

Hunter Allen Leads Pirates With Two Hits HATTIESBURG, MS May 24, 2014 – Cameron Giannini tossed his first career complete game in a 3-1 victory over East Carolina in a Friday night elimination game in the 2014 Conference USA Baseball Championship. The win sent third-seeded USM (34-24) into a 12:30 p.m.  Saturday showdown at Taylor Park with seventh-seeded UTSA (34-24). The Golden Eagles would have to beat the Roadrunners twice Saturday to advance to Sunday’s 1 p.m. championship game. USM knocked the sixth-seeded Pirates (33-26) from the tournament in avenging an opening round, 9-8 loss in 11 innings in the last baseball game between the long-time rivals as Conference USA brethren. In its loss to ECU, the Golden Eagles committed […]

Baptists Get It Together in Greenville, 1830

Baptists Get It Together in Greenville, 1830

RALEIGH, NC March 26, 2014 – On March 26, 1830, the North Carolina Baptist State Convention was organized at a home in Greenville. The organization had its roots in the North Carolina Baptist Missionary Society, formed in 1811 as an outlet for planning missionary work. It eventually came to be known as the Benevolent Society. The founders of the Baptist State Convention created two other related institutions once the convention was operational. The statewide Baptist newspaper, the Biblical Recorder, was established in 1833, and Wake Forest College came into existence the following year. The Baptist Female University, now Meredith College, opened with the convention’s support in 1899. Today, the Baptist State Convention offers an outlet for cooperative missionary work as […]

ECU Pirates Spring Football Notebook No. 3

ECU Pirates Spring Football Notebook No. 3

After a pair of non-contact orientation workouts in shorts and helmets, East Carolina took its next step of the spring by moving to shells for a two-hour practice Monday afternoon on Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice Complex. Highlights and Interviews GREENVILLE, NC March 24, 2014 – After a pair of non-contact orientation workouts in shorts and helmets, East Carolina took its next step of the spring by moving to shells for a two-hour practice Monday afternoon on Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice Complex. The session was the first of 12 which will be conducted in gear, including a pair of scrimmages and the Purple-Gold Spring Game on April 12. Despite the added equipment, fifth-year head coach Ruffin […]

ECU Wins 10 Events at Carolina Relays in Outdoor Opener

ECU Wins 10 Events at Carolina Relays in Outdoor Opener

Three relay teams earned first-place finishes over the weekend Results CHAPEL HILL, NC March 22, 2014 – The East Carolina track and field program got the outdoor season off to a solid start as the Pirates tallied 10 first-place finishes at the Carolina Relays. “For the first meet of the outdoor season things went pretty well,” Head coach Curt Kraft said. “Both teams have to understand that when you go from the indoor season to the outdoor season there is transition involved. The big difference is weather conditions.” The Pirate relay squads all turned in excellent performances as the women’s 4×100-meter relay squad, the women’s 4×400-meter relay team, and the men’s 4×100-meter relay crew all earned first-place finishes in their respective […]

ECU Pirates Spring Football Notebook No. 2

ECU Pirates Spring Football Notebook No. 2

ECU Pirates Turn in Second Non-Contact Workout GREENVILLE, NC March 22, 2014 – East Carolina conducted its second spring workout with a two-hour session that wrapped up early Saturday afternoon on Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice Complex. Fifth-year ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill and his staff continued to stress both individual and positional fundamentals throughout Saturday’s practice, which similar to the opener Friday, was conducted in sunny and breezy conditions with temperatures in the 70s. ECU PIRATES FOOTBALL TICKETS After starting with traditional individual drills, both units spent the remainder of the late morning and noon hour engaged in skeleton, situational, unit-specific one-on-one and 11-on-11 segments. The Pirates also covered punts during a pair of special teams phases before […]

ECU Pirates Complete Series Sweep Of Niners

ECU Pirates Complete Series Sweep Of Niners

Fultz Drives In Seven Runs In Doubleheader Win Box Score Game 1 (HTML) l Box Score Game 2 (HTML) Game 1 Box  | Game 1 Play-by-Play Game 2 Box  | Game 2 Play-by-Play CHARLOTTE, NC March 22, 2014 – East Carolina completed a Conference USA series sweep at Charlotte taking both games of the Saturday afternoon double header 8-5 and 5-2 at Hayes Stadium. With the wins the Pirates improve to 13-11 overall and 6-3 in league play, while the Niners drop to 3-16-1 and 0-9. Ben Fultz continued his hot hitting in the second game of the doubleheader staking ECU to a 3-0 lead in the first with a two-run triple down the right field line. Zach Houchins, who singled […]