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Two Arrests Made in Craven County Illegal Gill Netting

Two Arrests Made in Craven County Illegal Gill Netting

RALEIGH, N.C.  (Dec. 5, 2012) — A Nov. 26 report of illegal gill netting in Craven County has led to two men being arrested by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, their boat seized and the wrongfully taken fish given to a community food bank. The investigation began with a late evening report of suspicious activity in the Hancock Creek area near the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. A coordinated response by the Wildlife Commission and the Craven County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Division of Marine Fisheries, halted the illegal fishing and made the case, but not before 89 spotted sea trout and two mullet had been caught. Gill nets are vertical panels of netting hung down in […]

Nike Golf Adds More RZN to the New 20XI Golf Ball

Nike Golf Adds More RZN to the New 20XI Golf Ball

More RZN results in a faster and more responsive golf ball BEAVERTON, Ore. (December 5, 2013) – Nike Golf made a bold statement when it first introduced a new innovation in its premium 20XI golf balls called RZN. The new proprietary RZN technology resulted in a lighter, faster and more responsive core that is engineered to produce longer distance and more controlled shots.   Nike Golf has taken this technology a step further by adding more RZN to its new 20XI ball, available on February 1st. With more RZN material added to the core and mantle of the golf ball, Nike Golf engineers have created an even faster engine for ultimate tour performance.   This larger, softer RZN core improves […]

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Courtney Crews Joins ECU Softball Staff

Courtney Crews Joins ECU Softball Staff

Pirates Add Former Hofstra Standout To Coaching Staff As Volunteer Assistant Coach GREENVILLE, N.C. Dec. 4, 2012 – Courtney Crews has been named the volunteer assistant softball coach at East Carolina University according to an announcement from head coach Beth Keylon-Randolph Tuesday afternoon. Crews, who will work directly with the team’s catchers and assist the rest of staff in everyday duties, was a four-year letterwinner at Hofstra University and helped the Pride to 153 wins and four straight Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) regular season or conference titles from 2009-12. She joins the staff directly after helping Hofstra make the school’s first-ever NCAA Super Regional appearance. The team made the NCAA Tournament for the second time in the last three years, […]

Twelve Pirates Earn All-Conference USA Honors

Twelve Pirates Earn All-Conference USA Honors

Justin Hardy Headlines List of First and Second-Team Selections IRVING, Texas Dec. 4, 2012 – East Carolina had 12 players named to All-Conference USA football teams, according to an announcement from the league office Tuesday. Headlining the selections for the Pirates’ was sophomore first-team receiver Justin Hardy. ECU placed five players on the second team in junior running back Vintavious Cooper, junior offensive lineman Will Simmons, senior defensive lineman Michael Brooks, junior linebacker Derrell Johnson and Hardy as a punt returner. Receiving honorable mention nods were sophomore quarterback Shane Carden, junior offensive lineman Adhem Elsawi, junior defensive lineman Lee Pegues,  sophomore linebacker Jeremy Grove, junior defensive back Damon Magazu, sophomore kicker Warren Harvey and junior punter Trent Tignor. Hardy has […]

Bobcats, Charlotte Area Transit System and Epicentre Partner to Offer Fans Wednesday Night Basketball Specials

Bobcats, Charlotte Area Transit System and Epicentre Partner to Offer Fans Wednesday Night Basketball Specials

Charlotte, NC December 4, 2012 -Bobcats Sports & Entertainment President & COO Fred Whitfield announced today a partnership between the Charlotte Bobcats, Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), and participating EpiCentre venues for Wednesday Night Basketball game ticket holders. Fans with tickets to any Wednesday night Bobcats game can ride round trip on LYNX light rail free of charge and receive food and activity specials at participating venues at EpiCentre. To receive any of the Wednesday night promotions, fans must present a valid Wednesday night game ticket. In a special appearance for this Wednesday’s game against the New York Knicks, the Voice of Champions, Michael Buffer, will introduce the Bobcats starting lineup. One of the most recognized voices in the world […]

East Carolina Rolls Past NC Central, 65-28

East Carolina Rolls Past NC Central, 65-28

Britny Edwards breaks into ECU career record book Box Score Box Score | Play-By-Play | Post-Game Quotes l Highlights and Post-Game Interviews GREENVILLE, N.C. Dec. 4, 2012 – Britny Edwards found her way into the ECU career record book after recording her 63rd career block while helping the East Carolina women’s basketball team defeat visiting NC Central, 65-28, on Tuesday night at Minges Coliseum. Britny Edwards finished the night with 12 points, eight rebounds two assists, one steal, and a block. With the block, the redshirt senior center is now tied for 10th place in the ECU career record book with former Pirate Alma Bethea who donned an ECU uniform from 1984-88. Celeste Stewart also chipped in 12 points for […]

Pirates Put On 3-Mendous Shooting Display En Route of St. Andrews

Pirates Put On 3-Mendous Shooting Display En Route of St. Andrews

ECU Made a School-Record 18 Threes During Victory Over the Knights GREENVILLE, N.C. — East Carolina knocked down a school-record 18 3-pointers en route to a 111-59 victory over NAIA institution St. Andrews inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Tuesday night. The Pirates connected on 18-of-36 triples, outscoring the Knight behind the arc, 54-9. The game was the final contest for the Pirates (6-1) before beginning final exams on Thursday. Their next game will be Dec. 15 at No. 20 North Carolina. Senior Shamarr Bowden nailed all five of his 3-point attempts to finish with a season-high 15 points. Junior Akeem Richmond also scored 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting behind the arc. Paris Roberts-Campbell scored double digits for a […]

No. 5 Louisville Defensive Press Too Much For Cougars

No. 5 Louisville Defensive Press Too Much For Cougars

WILL BRYAN – CofC Athletics Communications CHARLESTON, S.C. – No. 5-ranked Louisville used defensive intensity and balanced scoring to come away from College of Charleston’s TD Arena with an 80-38 victory. Louisville (7-1, 0-0 BIG EAST) forced 27 turnovers and converted those into 30 points off turnovers to hold the Cougars (5-3, 1-0 SoCon) at bay. College of Charleston was held to its lowest-point total since a 1997 game at Massachusetts when the Cougars scored 40 points. CofC vs Louisville Box Score (PDF) Four different Louisville players scored in double figures led by Wayne Blackshear’s game-high 18 points. Russ Smith scored 13 points with a game-high four assists, while Peyton Siva scored 12 points and led the team with five […]

Jadeveon Clowney Named Hendricks Award Winner

Jadeveon Clowney Named Hendricks Award Winner

Sophomore Claims Top Defensive End Award Columbia, SC Dec. 5, 2012 – The Ted Hendricks Foundation is proud to announce the winner of the 2012 Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award. In a season that has seen much drama and suspense among the leaders in the NCAA rankings, a rare occurrence has come to pass in the ranks of the defensive end. In fact, this is a first-time occurrence! A sophomore has won the award for the nation’s top defensive end. Jadeveon Clowney of the University of South Carolina is the Award’s 11th winner. Clowney claimed nearly two-thirds of the final-round votes, which is a new record. The five other finalists included Morgan Breslin from Southern California, Tank […]

Speedway Children’s Charities Hosts Skating Party with Charlotte Checkers

Speedway Children’s Charities Hosts Skating Party with Charlotte Checkers

Charlotte, NC Dec. 4, 2012 – Speedway Children’s Charities hosted a skating party at the Coca-Cola Ice Rink at Charlotte Motor Speedway for several children’s organizations benefiting from SCC grants. Several players from the Charlotte Checkers also attended to help the children skate. More than 60 children were able to skate, some for the first time from organizations such as A Better World, Junior Charity League of Concord and the Boys & Girls Club at the Center of Hope. Visit the photo gallery to see photos from the event.

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