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December 04, 2018

In Mike Houston’s estimation, the key to rebuilding the football team at East Carolina is redefining the team’s identity.

The new face of ECU football laid out his blueprint for the Pirates in a news conference on Tuesday, the same plans he said he had already detailed to the…


December 04, 2018

A public pursuit of sorts played out for former James Madison football coach Mike Houston last week, and it was East Carolina that introduced Houston as the Pirates’ 22nd head football coach at the Murphy Center on Tuesday.

The Charlotte 49ers offered their head coaching position to Houston,…


December 03, 2018

As he was flanked by East Carolina University Chancellor Cecil Staton and ECU special athletics adviser Dave Hart, new East Carolina athletics director Jon Gilbert described himself as a servant leader ready to bring wins and positivity back to the Pirates.

Gilbert comes from Southern Miss, and he…


December 03, 2018

Football coach Mike Houston and athletics director Jon Gilbert were a package deal for East Carolina, with Pirate special athletics adviser Dave Hart at the controls throughout the process to ensure both would end up as Pirates this week.

Gilbert left Southern Miss to take over as AD of the Pirates…


December 03, 2018

East Carolina made it official Monday morning, approving the hires of Jon Gilbert as the next ECU athletics director and Mike Houston as the Pirates’ 22nd football coach.

The football season ended for ECU and James Madison on Saturday, then ECU met with James Madison coach Houston on Sunday.…

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December 03, 2018


East Carolina’s Jake Verity lined up to kick a field goal at soggy Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday and booted the ball through the uprights from 46 yards away to end the game and the Pirates’ third straight 3-9 season.

Final score: N.C. State 58, East Carolina 3.

That reads…

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December 02, 2018

One of the tenets of building a winning team is to simply experience winning, and the East Carolina basketball team worked on that Sunday night in a comfortable 70-47 victory against Eastern Maryland Shore.

The Pirates (6-4) built a monster 42-21 edge in the first half, but there was plenty to work…


December 02, 2018

James Madison athletics director Jeff Bourne announced Sunday night that football coach Mike Houston is leaving JMU to accept a coaching opportunity at another school, which is presumed to be East Carolina.

ECU, which dismissed coach Scottie Montgomery on Thursday in his third season, had not made…

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December 02, 2018

The East Carolina University Board of Trus­tees will meet Monday at 9:30 a.m., which adds to the like­li­hood of South­ern Miss ath­let­ics di­rec­tor Jon Gil­bert being named East Carolina’s next AD and also that Mike Houston is the Pirates’ next…


December 02, 2018

These three questions appeared in our Pirate Gameday section previewing East Carolina’s season-ending football game at N.C. State, which ended as a 58-3 win for the Wolfpack. ECU finished with a third straight 3-9 record in lackluster fashion in a game that also was a difficult circumstance…

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