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N.C. politicians could help Pirates ... Accident takes lives of punters ... Cowboys bus involved in fatal crash ... Did Tyndall yield to pressure to win? ... Durant turns jeers to cheers in Team USA win ... Griffey Jr., Piazza enshrined ... Sale suspended by White Sox ... Yankees ready to ship Chapman ... Astros call up top prospect .... Kyle Busch dominates again at Indy ... Froome joins Tour de France elite ... Problems with housing for Olympic athletes ... IOC doesn't ban Russia entirely ... N.Y. ads in N.C. draw legal action ... More from Al Myatt...

 

FOOTBALL RECRUITING

Vines snatched up hometown offer

When you’re playing alongside a major college recruit and one of the most productive high school receivers in the state you can be easily overshadowed. But that situation only served as motivation for Mydreon Vines last season at Greenville’s Rose High School. ... More from Sammy Batten...

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Robert Morgan, advocate for ECU, passes

Robert Morgan confided in a 2007 interview that he went to East Carolina because his family couldn't afford for him to go to nearby Campbell.

Morgan, who succumbed Saturday at age 90 after a lengthy career in political service and private law practice, was one of six children who grew up in house that didn't have running water or electricity. ... More from Al Myatt...

Flashback: The Battle for East Carolina

(Editor's note: From the archives of Bonesville The Magazine)

Football coaches sometimes say, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog,” when describing the value of heart and perseverance in adverse circumstances. “I was always too small to play any ball,” said former United States Senator Robert Morgan, who graduated from East Carolina when it was a vastly different center of higher learning. ... More from Al Myatt (from the 2007 edition of Bonesville the Magazine)...

Flashback: Don't take the 'chip' lightly

(Editor's note: From the archives of Bonesville.net)

Did you ever wonder about the genuine origin of that collective chip on the shoulder that is associated with East Carolina partisans?

Even among those of us who matriculated at ECU in the 'sixties and 'seventies, there are many who misguidedly think of the chip's history in relation to athletics. ... More from Danny Whitford (from Bonesville.net in 2007)...
 

FOOTBALL RECRUITING

Rock Hill ties help ECU land Howard

Jerry Howard's formative years in football were spent playing the offensive and defensive lines because of his size. But instead of knocking opponents down as a blocker, Howard uses that heft to run foes over these days. ... More from Sammy Batten...

ECU recruiting class of 2107 thumbnail sketches...

 

FOOTBALL

'B-Will,' 'Mags' back in new roles

Even if they are just graduate assistants, paying their dues and aspiring to work their way up the coaching ladder, there is a reassurance about seeing Damon Magazu and Brandon Williams listed with the East Carolina football roster. ... More from Al Myatt...

Pictured: East Carolina alums Brandon Williams, left, and Damon Magazu, right, left their marks on the field as stalwart players for the Pirates. Now they are impacting the program again as they make the transition into coaching as defensive graduate assistants. (W.A. Myatt photo)
 
 
 
 
 

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"In playing ball, and in life, a person occasionally gets the opportunity to do something great. When that time comes, only two things matter: being prepared to seize the moment and having the courage to take your best swing." — Hank Aaron, baseball player [Archives]

 

 
 

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