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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 […]

Pirates Win Four Singles Matches To Douse Flames

Pirates Win Four Singles Matches To Douse Flames

Greenville, NC Feb. 11, 2012 – After losing the doubles point, East Carolina used four singles victories to triumph over Liberty, 4-3, on Friday. After beginning the match outdoors, play concluded inside the ECU Indoor Tennis Center when rain arrived in the area. ECU improved to 6-2 on the year, including a perfect 5-0 record at home with Liberty falling to at 2-2 for the year. The visiting Flames captured the first point by winning two of three doubles matches. Liberty’s No. 2 tandem of Giancarlo Lemmi and Wayne Harrell posted 8-5 win over David Masciorini and Niels Cleeren as did Shea Thomas and Dillon Segur against John Schmitt and Mario Martinez in the No. 3 matchup. The Pirates’ lone […]

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NCGOP Chairman Hayes on Obama’s Budget

NCGOP Chairman Hayes on Obama’s Budget

RALEIGH, NC January 26 2012 – “Today President Obama unveiled a colossal failure: a budget that has a $1.33 Trillion deficit. This is a direct violation of his pledge to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. President Obama’s failure to lead on deficit-reduction proves that he cares only about optimistic sounding campaign rhetoric, and not serious solutions to the debt. Last year, Erskine Bowles helped lead a bi-partisan debt-reduction panel that laid out a plan to do just that. All of the hard work of the Bowles-Simpson commission was simply scrapped by the President, which is a perfect example of President Obama’s unwillingness to listen to serious ideas about debt-reduction.   Another major fiscal problem […]

Former SwampDogs Earns Caribbean Title

Former SwampDogs Earns Caribbean Title

Fayetteville SwampDogs alum Andy Dirks is a celebrity…in the Dominican Republic. Fayetteville, NC – Dirks, an outfielder for the Detroit Tigers and former Fayetteville SwampDog, is a member of the D.R.’s Escogido baseball team, which won the Caribbean Series Monday. Escogido lost its game Monday to Venezuela, 7-0, but received help from Puerto Rico, which beat Mexico. With a 4-1 record, and one game left to play, the worst Escogido could be is 4-2, while the rest of the field would have no less than three losses, thus assuring Escogido – and Dirks – the series championship. Dirks has been a key role player for Escogido’s success. He’s batted .250 with a double, three RBIs and three runs scored in […]

East Carolina’s Sunday Game Canceled

East Carolina’s Sunday Game Canceled

GREENVILLE, N.C. Feb. 12, 2012 – The East Carolina softball team’s Sunday contest against Virginia has been canceled due to cold weather. With the wind chill at the time of the first pitch forecasted to be in the teens, both coaches agreed to cancel the contest. ECU (3-1) resumes action Friday at home with the Pirate Clash. East Carolina faces No. 25 Louisville at 1:00 p.m. and UNCG at 5:00 p.m.  

Museum’s African American Celebration Sets Attendance Record

Museum’s African American Celebration Sets Attendance Record

Black History Month kicked off early in a BIG way at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh on Jan. 28. The museum’s 11th Annual African American Cultural Celebration attracted a record-breaking 10,256 visitors, an increase of over 3,000 attendees at last year’s event. In honor of the festival’s 11th year, the African American Cultural Celebration saluted the contributions of North Carolina’s 11 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) — the largest number of any state in the nation. All 11 HBCUs were represented. The celebration, presented in partnership with the N.C. African American Heritage Commission, featured more than 75 presenters — well-known musicians, award-winning authors, storytellers, dancers, playwrights, re-enactors and others — who highlighted the contributions of African Americans […]

Pirates Play 4Kay Against Marshall Sunday

Pirates Play 4Kay Against Marshall Sunday

Feb. 11, 2012 vs.    Marshall at East Carolina Feb. 12, 2012 | 2:00 p.m. ET Greenville, N.C. (Minges Coliseum) TV: None Watch Online | Gametracker | Game Notes | Tickets | Gameday Central GENERAL INFORMATION Date February 12, 2012 Location Greenville, N.C. (Minges Coliseum) Series Count East Carolina leads 9-6 Last Meeting East Carolina 48, Marshall 44 (Feb. 27, 2011 at Greenville, N.C) Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ecuwomenshoops EAST CAROLINA PIRATES Record 6-17 (0-10 C-USA) Ranking NR Last Game L, 58-47 at UAB Head Coach Heather Macy Career Record: 137-71 Record at East Carolina: 22-32 MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD Record 13-10 (4-6 C-USA) Ranking NR Last Game L, 64-56 at UTEP Head Coach Royce Chadwick Career Record: 558-297 Record at Marshall: 158-165 GREENVILLE, […]