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Women’s Hoops Downs Marshall For First League Win

Women’s Hoops Downs Marshall For First League Win

GREENVILLE, N.C. Feb. 12, 2012 – Buoyed by a crowd of 3,258, the fifth-largest in program history, East Carolina broke through for its first Conference USA win of the season and snapped a 14-game skid along the way with a 61-57 victory against Marshall Sunday at Minges Coliseum. The Pirates improve to 7-17 overall and 1-10 in league play while the Herd lost its eighth contest in the last nine to move to 13-11 and 4-7. Box Score: East Carolina 61, Marshall 57 After trailing 24-21 at halftime, ECU out-scored Marshall 40-33 in the second stanza – marking the first time since the win over Monmouth on Nov. 30 that the Pirates have netted at least 40 points in a single […]

New Reader’s Theater Work About Sojourner Truth

New Reader’s Theater Work About Sojourner Truth

RALEIGH, NC – A new Readers’ Theater work about the family life of Sojourner Truth, a 19th-century abolitionist and women’s rights activist, will be presented at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh on Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m. Four professional actors in the performance group Voices in Concert will present a play that suits all ages. Begin your weekend with a First Friday performance of Sojourner Truth and Her Children. Tickets cost $5 per person; ages 12 and under are free. Purchase tickets in advance at ncmuseumofhistory.org or night of event in Museum Shop. Written by playwright Rudy Wallace, artistic director of Voices in Concert, the   drama begins when Truth and her son, Peter — both of whom […]

Women’s Cross Country Team Tabbed Scholar Squad

Women’s Cross Country Team Tabbed Scholar Squad

NEW ORLEANS, La. Feb. 13, 2012 – The East Carolina women’s cross country squad has been named a Division I All-Academic Cross Country Team, according to an announcement by the U.S. Track Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Monday. As a group, the women posted a 3.32 grade-point average. USTFCCCA Women’s Division I Cross Country All-Academic Teams To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the unit must have had a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better and have started at least five runners at its respective NCAA regional championship. This year, the USTFCCCA honored 205 institutions, representing 30 conferences. Alabama reported the nation’s highest cumulative team GPA (3.83), followed by Chattanooga (3.81). Conference USA had 10 of its […]

Cotton Mill Colic: Songs From Piedmont Cotton Mills

Cotton Mill Colic: Songs From Piedmont Cotton Mills

RALEIGH, NC – In the early 20th century, Piedmont mill towns were incubators for innovative string bands and musical performers in an emerging genre known as country music. Mill workers sang of their hard fate, protesting living conditions, poor wages and workplace struggles. As tension increased between management and labor, the songs became a rallying cry in labor halls, on strike lines and at protest rallies. At the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh, musicians Gregg Kimball, Sheryl Warner and Jackie Frost will present Cotton Mill Colic: Songs of Labor from the North Carolina Piedmont, which will draw on commercial recordings by millworkers, such as Dave McCarn, the Dixon Brothers, and Wilmer Watts, as well as union strike songs, especially […]

USTFCCA Honors Seahawk Harriers

USTFCCA Honors Seahawk Harriers

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The UNCW women’s cross country team made it nine straight years of academic excellence Tuesday when the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) pegged the Seahawk harriers as an All-Academic Team. To achieve the USTFCCA’s award, teams must attain a cumulative team grade point average of at least 3.00 and have started at least five runners at their NCAA regional championships. Overall, 205 schools from 30 conferences made the list. Six other Colonial Athletic Association schools joined UNCW on the list, including Delaware, Georgia State, Hofstra, James Madison, Towson and William & Mary, “We’re very proud of the women’s team for accomplishing this once again,” said assistant cross country/track and field coach […]

Kevin Hart At The Greensboro Coliseum May 11th

Kevin Hart At The Greensboro Coliseum May 11th

KEVIN HART GREENSBORO COLISEUM – FRIDAY MAY 11 – 8PM   Greensboro, NC – Live Nation welcomes comedian Kevin Hart to the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC on Friday, May 11th 2012 at 8pm.   Tickets go on sale FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17 at 10AM at LiveNation.com, The Greensboro Coliseum box office, Ticketmaster or charge by phone 800-745-3000.   Kevin Hart has burst onto the scene as one of the most versatile comedy actors in film and television. In September 2011 Hart released “Laugh At My Pain” the feature film version of his comedy tour (under the same name) the movie grossed over $7Million and was 2011 most successful film that was released in less than 300 theaters. The LAMP Tour […]

Universities Announce Plans To Form Conference

Universities Announce Plans To Form Conference

DALLAS, Texas Feb. 13, 2012 – Presidents and chancellors from 16 universities, including East Carolina University, met Sunday to discuss future conference membership plans and agreed to work on forming a new intercollegiate athletics association that would begin competition in the 2013-14 academic year. This presidentially-led association will ensure stability and be built upon the principles of operating at the highest level of integrity and sportsmanship, enhancing the student-athlete academic and competitive experience, bringing fiscal discipline into athletics, and ensuring competitive fairness. “We are very encouraged by the teamwork and energy exhibited among all the presidents and chancellors involved in our recent discussions,” ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard said. “I’m in strong support of the commitment of the new conference to the […]

Justin Faulk to Promote Paper Hearts Campaign

Justin Faulk to Promote Paper Hearts Campaign

RALEIGH, NC – Doug Warf, Senior Director of Marketing for the Carolina Hurricanes and Executive Director of the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, today announced that Hurricanes rookie defenseman Justin Faulk will be on hand at the Carolina Ale House in Cary (2240 Walnut St.) on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., to promote the Paper Hearts and Magnet Campaign. While at the Carolina Ale House, Faulk will join Raleigh’s Capital City Crew at the team’s end-of-year banquet, hosted by the Carolina Ale House. He will then help promote the Paper Hearts and Magnets Campaign by selling paper hearts and magnets to restaurant guests. This portion of the event is open to the public. This marks the fifth year that […]

Hammerheads Re-Sign Another Pair of 2011 Players for 2012

Hammerheads Re-Sign Another Pair of 2011 Players for 2012

Wilmington, North Carolina – The Wilmington Hammerheads are making headway towards completing the 2012 team roster and are pleased to announce that they have resigned two additional 2011 Hammerhead players, midfielder Paul Nicholson and right back Tom Parratt, pending USSF approval. Nicholson was a 2011 co-captain of the Hammerhead squad. A key player in the midfield, Nicholson is described by Hammerhead Head Coach David Irving as having “tireless energy” on the field. Playing every minute of all 24 games during the 2011 regular season, Nicholson had 14 shots on goal from his midfield position, scoring once. A native of Whitehaven, England, Nicholson played for the University of Rio Grande in Ohio between 2005 and 2008. Nicholson was named in the […]

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Tar Heels In Fourth Place At The Classic @ SMU

Tar Heels In Fourth Place At The Classic @ SMU

MacDonald leads UNC efforts on opening night with runner-up finish in one-meter diving.   DALLAS, TEXAS January 13, 2012 – Led by a second place finish by senior diver David MacDonald and third place finishes by Tom Luchsinger, Evan Reed and Steve Cebertowicz as well as its 800 freestyle relay team, the 16th-ranked North Carolina men’s swimming and diving team stands in fourth place after the opening day of the prestigious Classic @ SMU at historic Perkins Natatorium.   An impressive field ofnationally-ranked teams is competing in this year’s Classic @SMU. The first day standings are consistent with the national rankings heading into the meet. Fourth-ranked Michigan leads with 165 points followed by fifth-ranked USC with 148 points, 13th-ranked Florida with […]