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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 […]

Countdown To Opening Day for East Carolina Baseball: The Schedule

Countdown To Opening Day for East Carolina Baseball: The Schedule

2014 Complete Schedule l 11th Annual Keith LeClair Classic GREENVILLE, NC Feb. 6, 2014 – Coming off a third place finish in Conference USA, where ninth-year head coach Billy Godwin led East Carolina to six-straight league series wins to close out the season, the Pirates are poised to return to post-season play behind an even mix of veterans and newcomers. Without any question, the strength of this year’s club will be its pitching as it welcomes back nine hurlers from a year ago to go along with six new faces. Anchoring the staff will be a pair of 2013 Second-Team All-Conference USA pitchers in Jeff Hoffman (RHP) and David Lucroy (RHP), while the backend of the bullpen will be occupied […]

Jeff Compher To Lead East Carolina Athletics

Jeff Compher To Lead East Carolina Athletics

New Pirate Director of Athletics Will Begin Duties May 1 Photo Gallery l Press Conference Highlights l NIU Reaction To Compher Hire At ECU GREENVILLE, NC March 6, 2013 (ECU News Bureau) — Jeff Compher, associate vice president and director of athletics at Northern Illinois University with a record of winning championships and academic success, has been selected as the new athletics director at East Carolina University. Compher was introduced Wednesday during a news conference at the Murphy Center on East Carolina’s campus. “Jeff Compher is a proven leader in moving an entire athletic department forward,” said Chancellor Steve Ballard. “He has great values, great experience, and national recognition among his peers. We are delighted he is a Pirate.” Compher […]

ECU AD Terry Holland Issues Statement Regarding Jeff Charles

ECU AD Terry Holland Issues Statement Regarding Jeff Charles

GREENVILLE, N.C. Dec. 5, 2012 – East Carolina radio and television announcer Jeff Charles, who has provided the play-by-play call of Pirate athletics for the last 25 years, remains hospitalized after undergoing intestinal surgery. East Carolina Director of Athletics Terry Holland issued the following statement: “Jeff and Debbie Charles are two very important and long-time members of the East Carolina University Athletics family. Debbie is keeping us informed on Jeff’s progress. The best thing all good Pirates can do at this time is to keep Jeff and the Charles family in your prayers, just as members of the athletics department will be doing until Jeff is behind the microphone again. We all look forward to another 25 years with Jeff […]

East Carolina Accepts Football Membership In BIG EAST

East Carolina Accepts Football Membership In BIG EAST

Pirates Will Begin BIG EAST Play In 2014; Options For Remaining ECU Sports Being Evaluated Press Conference Clips GREENVILLE, N.C. Nov. 27, 2012 – East Carolina University, in a joint announcement with the BIG EAST Conference Tuesday, has accepted a formal invitation to join the league as a football-only member starting with the 2014 season. ECU will continue its current partnership with Conference USA for the 2013 campaign and remain eligible for its post-season bowl opportunities, but also included in all of the BIG EAST Conference’s future television, marketing, promotion and bowl negotiations. “ECU is excited to become a football member of the BIG EAST Conference,” ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard said. “We know we will be successful and add value […]

ECU Women’s Soccer To Hold Fall Walk-On Tryouts

ECU Women’s Soccer To Hold Fall Walk-On Tryouts

The East Carolina women’s soccer team will hold open walk-on tryouts on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the ECU Soccer Stadium starting at 6 p.m., head coach Rob Donnenwirth announced Tuesday afternoon.

East Carolina Football Handles Second Two-A-Day

East Carolina Football Handles Second Two-A-Day

East Carolina earned its first off-day of camp with a pair of team-themed sessions Monday at the Cliff Moore Practice Complex. The Pirates conducted the two-hour morning workout in full pads before returning to shells for an additional pair of hours du…

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Pirates Football Return To Work Following Scrimmage

Pirates Football Return To Work Following Scrimmage

With the first scrimmage of fall camp behind them, East Carolina Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill and the Pirates returned to the Cliff Moore Practice Complex Sunday morning for a two-hour corrective workout in full pads.

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Surging Defense, Big Plays Highlight First ECU Football Scrimmage

Surging Defense, Big Plays Highlight First ECU Football Scrimmage

A surging Pirate front seven that tallied 11 tackles for lost yardage spearheaded the defensive effort, while 68-yard and 43-yard passing strikes highlighted a turnover-free offensive performance during East Carolina’s first intra-squad scrimmage of pr…

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ECU Women’s Soccer Tops Coastal Carolina In Exhibition Play, 3-1

ECU Women’s Soccer Tops Coastal Carolina In Exhibition Play, 3-1

Caty Butler, Emmy Frederick and Kendall Frey each scored goals to help the East Carolina soccer team to a 3-1 victory over Coastal Carolina Friday night in exhibition play at the ECU Soccer Stadium.