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Dave Nichol Named East Carolina Outside Receivers Coach

Dave Nichol Named East Carolina Outside Receivers Coach

Texas Tech Letterman, Former Aide Recently Served on Arizona’s Full-Time Staff Since 2008 GREENVILLE, N.C. – Dave Nichol, who has served an active role on spread scheme offensive staffs that have made a combined eight bowl game appearances since 2000, has been named outside receivers coach at East Carolina University according to an announcement from head football coach Ruffin McNeill Thursday.   Before his appointment at ECU, Nichol spent five seasons at Pac-12 Conference member Arizona. After arriving in Tucson as a graduate assistant in 2007, he was quickly promoted to full-time status as the Wildcats’ outside receivers coach a year later before adding inside receiver responsibilities in 2011.   “Dave brings high-level competition experience from his involvement in the […]

Posted in: Football, Greenville NC
Paul Wright Candidate For Governor of North Carolina

Paul Wright Candidate For Governor of North Carolina

For more information visit his campaign website www.paulwrightforgovernor.com Biography Paul Wright was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina to Roy and Marie Wright. Paul was raised in Haywood County, North Carolina. He attended Waynesville and Canton public schools. While growing up, he helped on his uncle’s farm and was a construction subcontractor in the Asheville area. Education As a graduate from Clyde A. Erwin High School in Asheville, North Carolina, Paul was a well-rounded student and avid athlete. He achieved All County in football as well as participating in many other extra-curricular activities such as, being elected the president of his student body. Paul received his undergraduate degree from Wheaton College, and then he went on to obtain a Juris […]

Animal Control Services Takes New Name With Sheriff’s Office

Animal Control Services Takes New Name With Sheriff’s Office

New Hanover County, NC – As of Thursday, March 1, 2012, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office assumed responsibility of Animal Control Services, once a division of the Health Department. Animal Control Services, now called Animal Services Unit, is part of the Support Services Division of the Sheriff’s Office. Captain K. W. Sarvis, Support Services Division Commander, has been working diligently to ensure a smooth operational transition. On Wednesday, ASU personnel were sworn in by the Honorable James Faison, District Court Judge, during a ceremony at the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff McMahon says, “Our goal is to provide outstanding service to the citizens and find homes for those animals in our care”. To meet Sheriff McMahon’s goal, Captain Sarvis will be […]

Cougars Face Appalachian State In SoCon First Round In Asheville

Cougars Face Appalachian State In SoCon First Round In Asheville

#4S COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON (19-11) vs. #5N APPALACHIAN STATE (12-17) 2012 Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Championship First Round Game #31 March 2, 2012 * 11:30 a.m. (ET) U.S. Cellular Center (7,674) at Asheville, N.C. Click Here For Southern Conference Championship Page For Live Scoring and Live Video Stream <http://www.soconsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4000&ATCLID=205265357> Television: None Radio: Cougar Sports Network (ESPN Radio 910 AM) Series History: CofC Leads 17-11 Last Meeting: CofC def. Appalachian State, 74-62, on Feb. 4, 2012 in Boone, N.C. Internet: Free Live Video Stream and Live Statistics at www.SoConSports.com <http://www.soconsports.com/> Twitter: @CofCBasketball THE COACHES College of Charleston: Mark Byington Interim Year at CofC: 7-3 (.700) Interim Year Overall: 7-3 (.700) Appalachian State: Jason Capel Second Year at ASU: 28-32 (.467) Second […]

Women’s Basketball Honors Seniors Thursday Against Southern Miss

Women’s Basketball Honors Seniors Thursday Against Southern Miss

GREENVILLE, NC – East Carolina’s recent surge from beyond the arc will be challenged as the Golden Eagles are fifth in the league in three-point field goal percentage defense. THE SERIES: SOUTHERN MISS East Carolina and Southern Miss meet for the 19th time Thursday in a series that began in 2002 . The Pirates own a slim 10-8 lead but have won seven of the last 11 meetings. SURGING AS OF LATE The Pirates have looked like a completely different team in recent weeks, having won four of five after suffering through a 14-game skid – the second-longest in program history. KEEPING IT CLOSE OR BUILDING A LEAD The victory over Houston ended a nine-game stretch where ECU allowed its […]

Pirates Softball Is California Bound

Pirates Softball Is California Bound

GREENVILLE, NC March 1, 2012 by Sarah Fetters and Jennifer Rangelova East Carolina Athletics Media Relations and Athletic Training Part one of four Spring break, how we’ve missed you in the last 12 months! Warm weather and sunshine, we are almost on our way. Thursday morning, the East Carolina softball team leaves on its spring break trip to California and Arizona. The Pirates will spend March 1-6 in Fullerton, Calif., taking part in the DeMarini Invitational and a single game against Cal State Fullerton. On March 7, the squad will pack up and fly to Tempe, Ariz., for the Diamond Devil Invitational March 9-11. While in Fullerton, three East Carolina players will be within 30 miles of where they grew […]

Pirates Rally Past Marshall In Overtime Thriller, 69-68

Pirates Rally Past Marshall In Overtime Thriller, 69-68

GREENVILLE, N.C. Feb. 29, 2012 — Darrius Morrow scored a season-high 27 points and East Carolina overcame a halftime deficit for the first time this year as the Pirates claimed a 69-68 overtime victory over Marshall Wednesday night inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. Box Score Postgame Interviews Box Score East Carolina 69, Marshall 68 (OT) Pirate Basketball Central Conference USA Basketball | NCAA Basketball Playing in his final home game, Morrow was the primary source of offense for ECU (13-15, 4-11 C-USA) as he connected on 8-of-16 field goal attempts and hit 11-of-17 from the free throw line in the triumph. He also pulled down a team-best eight rebounds. Maurice Kemp was the only other Pirate to score in […]

Pirate Nation Stretches From Coast To Coast

Pirate Nation Stretches From Coast To Coast

by Sam Hickman ECUPirates.com GREENVILLE, NC Feb. 29, 2012 – After spending nearly every day together for the first 14 years of their lives, Alex Fieldhouse and Cicely Lopez were faced with the reality of attending different high schools. At one point, it looked as if the pair of names would never again appear on the same softball roster despite living less than five miles apart. Fieldhouse was raised in Garden Grove, Calif., a stone’s throw from Anaheim, the hometown of Lopez. The inseparable duo played on the same t-ball team and the current Pirate student-athletes were classmates from kindergarten through eighth grade at Saint Columban Elementary School in Garden Grove. Lopez said when school was not in session, you […]

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UNC Opens ACC Season With Win Over Eagles

UNC Opens ACC Season With Win Over Eagles

Tar Heels sweep the singles in straight sets LONGMEADOW, MASS. – North Carolina opened its 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference dual match season by defeating Boston College Wednesday night 7-0 at the Grande Meadows Club. UNC won all three doubles matches handily and then swept all seven singles tilts in straight sets.   Winners in singles for the Tar Heels were junior Jose Hernandez at #1, freshman Esben Hess-Olesen at #2, senior Brennan Boyajian at #3, senior Joey Burkhardt at #4, junior William Parker at #5 and freshman Oystein Steiro at #6.   The Tar Heels improved to 4-4 on the season and 1-0 in the ACC with the win while BC fell to 3-4 overall, 0-3 in the conference.   […]

Wilmington Hammerheads Announce Signing of Mark Briggs

Wilmington Hammerheads Announce Signing of Mark Briggs

Wilmington, North Carolina – The 2012 Hammerheads season is fast approaching and there is a lot of talk and hype about which players will be joining the lineup next. The Wilmington Hammerheads are pleased to announce that they are bringing back former 2009 Hammerhead standout, midfielder Mark Briggs, pending USSF approval. Briggs was previously signed with the Hammerheads in 2009 and was voted team MVP while leading the squad to the 2009 USL2 regular season title, resulting in one of the winningest seasons for the Hammerheads franchise. “I’m really looking forward to and excited about returning to the Hammerheads, especially after the success we had in 2009,” said Briggs. “Hopefully with fantastic support from the team and our fans we […]

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