Athletics Archives

Jun 19, 2024
  • Michael Rudd

Student: Carter Cunningham

On a warm, early evening in late May, East Carolina University graduate student Carter Cunningham stepped onto an empty Lewis Field at Clark-LeClair Stadium for a photo shoot, the first...

Jun 13, 2024
  • Doug Boyd

Construction heats up on campus this summer

This summer, heavy equipment will be laying down steaming hot asphalt around campus, but new chilled water pipes will soon be delivering cool, crisp air if you need to duck...

Jun 06, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Devoted Pirate fan, university advocate Marie Williams has died

Marie ’53 and Walter ’51 ’55 Williams’ names are known at East Carolina University for their longtime loyalty, dedication and devotion to each other and to their alma mater. Marie...

Darius Lawton has thrived with research opportunities in the College of Health and Human Performance. (Photos by Steven Mantilla)
Apr 26, 2024
  • Ronnie Woodward

Darius Lawton, Sports Studies

STATISTICS Name: Darius Lawton College: Health and Human Performance Major: Sports Studies  Age: 21 Classification/Year: Senior Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia Hobbies/interests: Shopping, playing and watching basketball and football, playing videogames, making...

Apr 15, 2024
  • Crystal Baity

Participants will Storm the Stadium in ultimate scholarship fundraising challenge

Storm the Stadium, described as the most challenging stair run in eastern North Carolina, is set for 8 a.m. Saturday at East Carolina University’s Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The event raises funds...

Apr 03, 2024
  • Ronnie Woodward

Exchanging ideas in Peru through sports

Faculty, students and alumni from East Carolina University traveled to Peru in March, embracing a unique opportunity to impact people with and without intellectual disabilities as part of the 2024...

East Carolina soccer players participate in shooting tests, while wearing GPS tracking vests, as College of Health and Human Performance undergraduate research assistant Lauren McCurdy watches and records data. (Photos by Rhett Butler)
Mar 11, 2024
  • Ronnie Woodward


Research and sports science have taken Taylor Kinney from studying shoulder biomechanics at a baseball pitching lab in Omaha, Nebraska, and presenting at the 2023 Major League Baseball winter meetings...

Feb 27, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

ECU celebrates historic Pursue Gold campaign

More than 30,000 donors answered the call to support East Carolina University and propelled the Pursue Gold campaign to a historic $526.9 million fundraising record. “The ECU community has demonstrated...

Feb 20, 2024
  • Ronnie Woodward

Pirates Meet In Vegas

Whether it was current East Carolina University students, former students like track and field three-time Olympic gold medalist LaShawn Merritt, or ECU alumni working in the sports industry, “Go Pirates!”...

Feb 16, 2024
  • ECU News Services

ECU delivers positive ROI

University of North Carolina System institutions, including East Carolina University, offer a superb return on investment for students who complete their bachelor’s and graduate degrees. That was the message from...