Castleberry: Mourning Mirra's loss
February 5, 2016 - 5:33pm
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 - 11:24pm
Their sophomore seasons created plenty of optimism.
Both disappointed as juniors.
Castleberry: What’s that sound?
January 6, 2016 - 11:25pm
The rumblings have begun. That’s all they are right now.
Castleberry: Tyson up for challenge
By Tony Castleberry | September 8, 2015 - 10:25pm
B.J. Tyson wants them to play better defense.
Castleberry: Toe to green
May 16, 2015 - 10:25pm
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 - 11:24pm
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 - 11:24pm
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 - 11:25pm
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 - 10:25pm
PINEHURST - People worried about the NBA after Michael Jordan retired.
Castleberry: Pinehurst nearly all dry
June 13, 2014 - 10:25pm
PINEHURST — Call it a dry heat.
Castleberry: Special year for ‘specialist’
March 4, 2014 - 11:24pm
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 - 11:24pm
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 - 11:24pm
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 - 3:30am
Forget the big picture.
Ignore it completely.
Lebo trying to narrow gap
December 15, 2012 - 4:35am
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 - 3:30am
Sometimes, the game is a letdown.
Castleberry: New glove still a thrill
September 18, 2011 - 3:30am
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 - 3:30am
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 - 4:30am
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 - 3:30am
Every year around this time, the question starts popping up in the majority of my conversations.