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Monday Fun Day for AAC

NEWPORT, RI — The Big East kept the name for its contingent of basketball-geared athletic programs but the American Athletic Conference retained some impressive traditions for its football kickoff.

Those events over the last three years for the AAC include a round of golf for athletic directors, coaches and media members at Newport National Golf Club, a well-maintained challenge complete with occasional sea breezes. ... More from Al Myatt...

Pictured: East Carolina athletic director Jeff Compher enjoyed playing golf at Newport National on Monday as part of the AAC's football kickoff. (Photo by Al Myatt)

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Asheboro star Jones brings versatility

The majority of the recruiting attention paid to the Asheboro Comets this summer has focused on defensive end Nick Coe, and rightly so. The 6-foot-5, 260-pounder is an exceptional jumbo athlete who is being pursued by a number of major college programs ... More from Sammy Batten...



Pirates lure RB from familiar program

Johnnie Glaspie has been clear on his college destination for more than two months, but he was waiting for the right time to make it public. ... More from Sammy Batten...



Wallace-Rose Hill star plans to enroll early

Asked to describe the kind of impact Keyshawn Canady has had on the Wallace-Rose Hill football program, head coach Joey Price recalls the first play from scrimmage in last year's 1-AA state championship game against Starmount. ... More from Sammy Batten...



Knowles-Tener tackles American football

Tropical climate, white sandy beaches and clear light blue surf aren't conditions that most of us would want to leave. But departing that environment in his native Bahamas was the only way for Rondre Knowles-Tener to pursue his dreams. ... More from Sammy Batten...



ECU kept its eye on future cornerback

Southern Guilford High School coach Darryl Brown considers himself a winner in the game of lost and found. A year ago Brown lost one of the primary players on a potential state championship contender when wide receiver/safety Kenyon Taylor transferred ... More from Sammy Batten...



Pirates dial up a 'gem' in 252

Riverside High School coach Asim McGill has a message for college football recruiters – don't ignore players from the 252 area code. “People forget about us in the 252 area code,'' McGill said. “We're not in the big 910 or 919 areas. But we've got good players down here.'' ... More from Sammy Batten...



Chase's turn for the better pays off

Justin Chase was once trouble off the football field, but these days he's become a problem on it for opposing defenses. Chase, from Chesapeake, VA, is a rising senior at Great Bridge High School. ... More from Sammy Batten...



Recruiting Wars: Linebackers

Two of the best linebackers in recent East Carolina history will complete their college football careers at the end of the 2015 season. But due to the astute recruiting done in recent classes by the ECU coaching staff the linebacker positions should remain solid even after Zeek Bigger and Montese Overton complete their eligibility ... More from Sammy Batten...

Recruiting Wars: QB | RB | WR/TE | OL | DL | LB | DB



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