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'Painting 'em Purple'

From the Booth
Thursday, December 5, 2002
By Jeff Charles
Voice of the Pirates

Hardwood Pirates clicking in all facets of the game


Listen to FROM THE BOOTH with Jeff Charles live on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. on WCZI 98.3 FM, or play the audio archive the next day on Bonesville Internet Radio.





It’s the game Bill Herrion had been waiting for. The Pirates demolished Radford Tuesday night 89-42.

This is my fifteenth year calling East Carolina basketball on the Pirate Sports Radio Network and I’ve never seen a more impressive performance.

The defense was stifling, the offense scored at will, the passing was exquisite and the effort was superb.

What really strikes me is the balance this team has. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that this team could have five players average in double figures. Right now it’s a well-oiled machine running on all cylinders.

The road gets tougher this weekend at Old Dominion on Saturday night.

Football finale

It will be all over Friday night at about 10 o’clock. That’s not a bad thing. Players, coaches, fans and, yes, the broadcasters, can all attest to this being a very long season in more ways than just time.

Please come out and support the seniors who’ve represented this program so well. Senior night is always a special day.

Cincinnati has a bowl game riding on this match up and you know Rick Minter’s Bearcats will be fired up. A win and the ‘Cats play North Texas, the Sun Belt Champs in the New Orleans Bowl.

A win for ECU as the spoilers can put a positive stamp on what’s been a tough year. It could help carry over to spring ball and next season.

Richard Alston told me Monday that he felt the bowl loss to Marshall last year carried over to this year’s struggles. Final games are important and this one is.

News ‘N Notes

  • It’s been another hectic broadcast week. After the return from Radford on Wednesday, it was time to get geared up for UC. Here’s the schedule this week: Friday night, ECU vs. UC, airtime on the Pirate Sports Radio Network is 6:10 p.m.; Saturday night, it’s hoops and the Pirates travel to Old Dominion. Airtime on the PSRN is 6:30 p.m. The game will also be televised on WITN Channel 7 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Billy Weaver joins me for the telecast. Reece Edwards will call the play-by-play on radio with Si Seymour.

  • Sunday night it’s the final Steve Logan Show of the year. Call the coach at 7:00 p.m. on the PSRN.

Till next time, “keep painting’em purple.”

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