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  • Castleberry: Mourning Mirra's loss

    February 5, 2016 - 4:33pm

    Six or seven years ago, I was hitting golf balls at the Bradford Creek Golf Course driving range when Dave Mirra showed up. Mirra wasn’t alone.

  • Castleberry: Finish line is near

    February 4, 2016 - 10:24pm

    Their sophomore seasons created plenty of optimism. Both disappointed as juniors.

  • Castleberry: What’s that sound?

    January 6, 2016 - 10:25pm

    The rumblings have begun. That’s all they are right now.

  • Castleberry: Tyson up for challenge

    By Tony Castleberry | September 8, 2015 - 9:25pm

    B.J. Tyson wants them to play better defense.

  • Castleberry: Toe to green

    May 16, 2015 - 9:25pm

    At some point during a Friday morning round of FootGolf, a member of our group said something both profound and a little shortsighted.

  • Castleberry: Lebo remembers mentor

    February 8, 2015 - 10:24pm

    When Jeff Lebo saw that Roy Williams was calling, he knew the North Carolina coach was not ringing him up to deliver good news.

  • Castleberry: Conversations with ‘Doc’

    January 28, 2015 - 10:24pm

    The greeting was always the same, at least from my side of the conversation.“Hey, Doc,” I’d say when I saw Jimmie Grimsley before almost all of the 147 East Carolina men’s basketball home games I’ve covered in Minges Coliseum.

  • Keeping the Pirates on board is key

    January 8, 2015 - 10:25pm

    Playing the what if game with sports and the people who play them is usually counterproductive and often beats a quick path to frustration.

  • Castleberry: No Tiger, no problem

    June 15, 2014 - 9:25pm

    PINEHURST - People worried about the NBA after Michael Jordan retired.

  • Castleberry: Pinehurst nearly all dry

    June 13, 2014 - 9:25pm

    PINEHURST — Call it a dry heat.

  • Castleberry: Special year for ‘specialist’

    March 4, 2014 - 10:24pm

    More than one opposing coach has called East Carolina’s Akeem Richmond “a specialist” during Richmond’s two seasons in Pirate purple and gold.

  • Castleberry: Opinions vary on rivalry

    January 3, 2014 - 10:24pm

    Opinions may vary on whether or not a true rivalry exists between Campbell and East Carolina in men’s basketball.

  • Castleberry: Don't count out Pirates

    November 20, 2013 - 10:24pm

    About an hour before East Carolina faced Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Tuesday, I walked over to ECU’s bench to chat with assistant men’s basketball coach Ken Potosnak.

  • Castleberry: Focus on the here and now

    April 5, 2013 - 2:30am

    Forget the big picture. Ignore it completely.

  • Lebo trying to narrow gap

    December 15, 2012 - 3:35am

    Today’s East Carolina-North Carolina men’s basketball game is a matchup of a team with very little tradition or history of success versus a team that is almost always in the national championship discussion with five NCAA titles already under its belt.

  • Castleberry: Games can be a letdown

    August 2, 2012 - 2:30am

    Sometimes, the game is a letdown.

  • Castleberry: New glove still a thrill

    September 18, 2011 - 2:30am

    Walking into the sporting goods store, I felt like a kid again. Only this time, my grandparents weren’t there to foot the bill.

  • Tony Castleberry: Young smiles through pain

    March 20, 2011 - 2:30am

    To the bitter end of his collegiate basketball days, Brock Young tried to keep smiling through the pain.

  • Castleberry: Tough road ahead for ECU

    December 10, 2010 - 3:30am

    Who knew that it would be something as innocuous as the schedule that would set the East Carolina men's basketball team apart from most of the rest of the teams in the country this season.

  • Tony Castleberry: Prognosticating the Pirates

    November 11, 2010 - 2:30am

    Every year around this time, the question starts popping up in the majority of my conversations.


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