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Past articles by Eric:

High school football teams move up season opener to avoid weather

Thursday night becomes opening night for about a dozen local programs → Read More

ECU beats Texas in NCAA Super Regional opener

Greenville Super Regional game one goes to the ECU Pirates. → Read More

ECU baseball feeling excited and ready on NCAA Regional practice day

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - NCAA Regional baseball practice day Thursday for all four teams in the Greenville regional. ECU went first as they made final preparations for the tournament. The final tune up for ECU baseball as they prepare to host the NCAA Regional Friday. They take on Coppin State 1 O’clock here on their home field at Clark-LeClair. “We know they got a couple good players, they… → Read More

MLB and MLBPA have reportedly tentatively reached a deal to end the lockout

NEW YORK (AP) _ Players have voted to accept Major League Baseball’s latest offer for a new labor deal, paving the way to end a 99-day lockout and salvage a 162-game regular season. The union’s executive board approved the agreement in a 26-12 vote, pending ratification by all players, a person familiar with the balloting said, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because… → Read More

ECU baseball moves up series opener against Saint Mary’s

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - ECU baseball is moving up its opening game for its series with Saint Mary’s College Friday to 3 p.m. It was originally scheduled for a 6:30 PM first pitch. Pirates will also host them Saturday at 4 PM and Sunday at 1 PM. Copyright 2022 WITN. All rights reserved. → Read More

OPENING DAY: ECU baseball team faces Bryant at home

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - There is just something about opening day baseball. It’s Friday for ECU. They host Bryant and despite all the hype the Pirates are focused on making sure they live up to their standards on the field. “You look across college athletics. Baseball, football, basketball you pick the sport, there’s more upsets than ever before. Now why is that? It’s because social media,”… → Read More

ECU men’s basketball falls on late basket to Cincinnati on Sunday

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Vance Jackson had a game high 25-points but it wasn’t enough as ECU fell to Cincinnati on Sunday 60-59 at home. Jackson, who also had 10 rebounds, hit a pair of free throws with 25 seconds to play to give ECU a one point lead. But David DeJulius was able to hit the go-winner with just over 3-seconds to play after a wild scramble in the ECU end. The Pirates Tristen… → Read More

Bengals, Rams set for Super Bowl showdown, former ECU lineman heads to the Big Game with Cincy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Cincinnati Bengals were the NFL’s worst team two years ago. Now they’re headed to the Super Bowl to play the Los Angeles Rams in the Rams’ home stadium. Matching the biggest comeback in an AFC championship game, the Bengals rallied from an 18-point hole to stun Kansas City 27-24 in overtime Sunday for their first trip to the big game since the 1988 season. Rookie Evan… → Read More

Nevada defensive end announces transfer commitment to ECU Football

Jack Powers announced commitment on social media Thursday night. → Read More

ECU football has best practices of the season in Washington D.C., players have fun with Christmas day jersey swap

Final full practice of the season for ECU football. → Read More

North Carolina native Curry becomes NBA 3-point king

Curry set record against the Knicks in a road victory → Read More

ECU football players honored on AAC all-conference teams

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Two Pirates made first team all conference on Wednesday in the American Athletic Conference. Keaton Mitchell is one. The Pirates running back has 1,132 yards with nine touchdowns so far in 12 games. “I feel good I just got to try and stay consistent. That’s my biggest thing try and stay consistent,” said Mitchell earlier this fall, “I’m confident, very confident.”… → Read More

ECU faces off against 4th ranked Cincinnati today

ECU has never won against a top 5 team in program history. → Read More

ECU football edges Memphis in overtime to become bowl eligible for first time since 2014

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The ECU football team stopped a 2-point conversion in overtime as they edged Memphis 30-29 to earn their 6th win of the season. It makes the Pirates bowl eligible for the first time since the 2014 season. Keaton Mitchell ran in a 24-yard touchdown on the Pirates possession in overtime. The kick by Owen Daffer was good giving them the 30-23 lead. Memphis scored on a… → Read More

Panthers announce signing of Cam Newton, bring back QB to replace injured Darnold

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The Carolina Panthers are bringing back their former MVP quarterback Cam Newton. The team made the official announcement on Thursday. Newton played in New England last season and was cut by the Patriots at the end of the preseason. According to reports it was based on him being unvaccinated. More reports say Newton is now vaccinated and that won’t play a role any more.… → Read More

Sports Spotlight: J.H. Rose senior volleyball hitter Boyer returns from multiple ACL tears to star for Rampants

“That was definitely one of the hardest years of my life.” → Read More

High school fall sports start countable games, Conley sweeps volleyball opener

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Monday marked the start of countable games for high school sports. Defending state volleyball champion D.H. Conley got started the right way as they swept Heritage 3-0. Some nice kills early by Maddy May and Ella Philpot to help the Vikings start 1-0. J.H. Rose also swept their opener 3-0 over Ccroatan. All rights reserved. → Read More

Sports Spotlight: John Paul II’s Koesters builds up, becomes force on both sides of the ball

Hopes to find spot in college ranks after high school → Read More

Summer basketball allows return to normal for local teams

Locals hope for normal season with “The Tournament” for 2022 → Read More

Maine Mariners officially become Boston Bruins ECHL affiliate

The announcement came Wednesday morning in Portland → Read More