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Pirates gathering to back Varner

When former East Carolina golfer Harold Varner III tees off on No. 10 at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte at 1 p.m. today for the Wells Fargo Pro-Am, he will have a group of followers wearing purple shirts.

Doug Groome, ECU Class of 1979, has been promoting support of Varner through the Charlotte chapter of the Pirate Club.

Groome has been a long time supporter of athletics at his alma mater, organizing the Virtual Bowl as a fundraiser at the conclusion of an uncharacteristic 1-10 football season in 2003.

There has been nothing virtual about Varner's play on the PGA Tour thus far this season. He's been the real thing. ... More from Al Myatt...

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Ruff rejuvenated ... Officials' mistakes cited at end of Thunder-Spurs game  ... Nova's Jenkins returning ... Yankees GM tired of losing ... Push-ups precede base hit ... Sandoval sidelined for season ... 5,000 to one underdog delivers ... More from Al Myatt...



Star juco QB joins 2016 class

Almost three months after signing day, East Carolina has addressed a pressing need that arose unexpectedly with Kurt Benkert's decision to transfer to Virginia. Gardner Minshew of national champion Northwest Mississippi Community College will enroll at ECU and contend with Philip Nelson for the starting quarterback position. ... Thumbnail sketches...

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Cincinnati rallies for tie

GREENVILLE — Cincinnati scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning for a 3-3 tie with host East Carolina on Sunday. The contest was not completed because of the American Athletic Conference's deadline for finishing Sunday games. ... More...

Next: ECU at UConn | Fri. 3 pm | Sat. 1 pm | Sun. 12 pm


Pirates hold off Bearcats, even series

GREENVILLE — East Carolina ended an offensive lull and evened its American Athletic Conference series against visiting Cincinnati with a 6-4 win Saturday. ECU had scored just eight runs in its previous six games. The Pirates took a 6-0 lead into the top of the ninth Saturday but the league-leading Bearcats created some anxiety for a Clark-LeClair Stadium crowd of 2,915 before Joe Ingle recorded his ninth save. ... Story, pictures & audio...

Pictured: ECU junior Luke Bolka slides into home after a Charlie Yorgen ground out to the right side of the infield in the third inning of the Pirates' 6-4 AAC win over Cincinnati on Saturday at Clark-LeClair Stadium. (W.A. Myatt photo)

Post-game audio: Godwin, Boyd, Bolka...


Cincinnati tops Pirates, 3-0

GREENVILLE — Cincinnati extended its lead in the American Athletic Conference with a 3-0 win over East Carolina at Clark-LeClair Stadium Friday night in the opener of a three-game series. Tulane's 10-6 loss to Houston put the Bearcats 1.5 games ahead of the second-place Green Wave. Andrew Zellner (6-2) and A.J. Kullman, who got his second save, combined for the shutout of the Pirates. ... Story, pictures & audio...

Pictured: The view from 'The Jungle' during ECU's Friday evening loss to American Athletic Conference opponent Cincinnati. (W.A. Myatt photo)

Post-game audio: Godwin, Kruczynski, Tyler...



Exams and tests for Pirates

Al MyattThe term student-athlete is descriptive of the players in the East Carolina baseball program and will be especially applicable over the coming days as spring semester exams coincide with a home series against Cincinnati ... More from Al Myatt...



DB factory produces another gem

Greensboro's Dudley High School has earned a reputation for developing major-college football talent over the last decade, especially at the defensive back positions. ... More from Sammy Batten...

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