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Radio/TV station rolling out preseason special

Fans wanting a glimpse into head coach Skip Holtz's first Media Day at East Carolina will get their chance on several occasions this week.

WNCT-AM Talk 1070 and Cable 7 Television will simulcast a preseason special on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. and Thursday at 8:00 p.m. The show debuted Monday night, but only on Cable 7.

The program is co-hosted by Patrick Johnson and Denny O'Brien, who also team up on the Talk 1070's Gameday Countdown that airs prior to the Pirate Sports Radio Network's play-by-play coverage of ECU's football games.

O'Brien is a regular columnist for Bonesville.net.

The hour-long show features extensive comments from Holtz and interviews with Pirate defensive coordinator Greg Hudson, receivers coach Donnie Kirkpatrick and running backs coach Junior Smith.

ECU quarterback James Pinkney, linebacker Richard Koonce, and freshman sensation Jerek Hewett are among the players who give their perspective on the upcoming season.


Alleged felons pin leniency promise on Spurrier

COLUMBIA — Two former South Carolina players who admitted taking electronics from Williams-Brice Stadium claim Coach Steve Spurrier told the team that no one would face criminal charges if the items were returned, according to court documents.

Brian Brownlee and Woodly Telfort were charged with felony grand larceny last January. Brownlee confessed to taking two laptop computers, each valued at $4,000, and two video projectors, worth about $1,675 and $850, according to an arrest warrant. Telfort admitted taking a $4,000 laptop from the stadium, according to an arrest warrant.

Spurrier issued a statement Monday night saying the university's attorney had asked him not to comment because of the pending criminal charges.

``When the time is appropriate, I'll answer any questions relative to this matter,'' Spurrier said.

The players' cases are scheduled to go to trial Aug. 29.

About $18,000 worth of video and computer equipment and framed photographs was taken from the stadium on Nov. 22 after former athletic director Mike McGee told players they had lost out on a bowl game as punishment for an on-field brawl with Clemson days earlier.

On Dec. 8, Spurrier held a team meeting where he told players that ``no criminal charges would be brought against any player involved if all the items removed from the USC Stadium were returned immediately,'' according to the documents.

Telfort said he returned the laptop computer because of Spurrier's assurance, according to documents. Brownlee claimed he returned the items he took before the team meeting.


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