GREENVILLE — East Carolinas regular season football finale against Marshall, originally scheduled for Nov. 24 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, has been moved up one day to accommodate a live broadcast by an unspecified Conference USA television partner, according to an announcement from the league Thursday.
C-USA also designated the Pirates road contest at UCF in Orlando for airing on Thursday, Oct. 4, two days earlier than originally scheduled.
While official kickoff times have not been established, ECU has requested an early afternoon start for the Nov. 23 game in an effort to avoid conflicting with the N.C. High School Athletic Associations playoff schedule during the Thanksgiving Weekend.
Three current Tar Heels, Boyd Okwuonu, Jordan McCrary and Mikey Lopez, as well as incoming freshman Danny Garcia were named to the 24-man Under-20 Mens National Team Training Camp roster this week. The camp will be held from April 9 to 16 in Portland, Ore. The team will take on the University of Portland as well as the University of Washington.
Current Tar Heels and ACC All-Freshman picks a year ago, were all called into the U-20 MNT training camp along with 2012 newcomer Danny Garcia.
Shaw senior guard Malik Alvin has been named Boxtorows NAIA/Division II Historically Black Colleges and Universities player of the year.
Teammate Tony Smith was named to the Boxtorow All-America first team while Shaw head coach Cleo Hill, Jr. was the unanimous choice as coach of the year.
Alvin averaged 19.6 points per game last season.
Shaw womens coach Jacques Curtis has won the Clarence "Big House" Gaines Award presented to the top minority basketball coaches in Division I and II.
He joins Norfolk State head mens basketball coach Anthony Evans who won for Division I. The awards are given by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association & Hall of Fame.
In his 12th season at Shaw, Curtis led the to the schools first NCAA National Championship.
Early last season, Curtis won his 250th game at Shaw.