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Big win means bigger opportunity

East Carolina made it three in a row over ACC teams on Saturday, beating Virginia Tech 28-21 in Blacksburg. More impressive is the fact that each of the three wins came on the road. Now the Pirates can go for four in a row ... More from Brian Bailey...


Audio: Brian Bailey Show
The Brian Bailey Show airs on Pirate Radio 1250 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Brian's guest was ECU RBs coach & recruiting coordinator Kirk Doll: Replay show...
Audio: Coach Ruff Presser
ECU coach Ruffin McNeill spoke with the media at his weekly press conference on Monday (courtesy of Pirate Radio 1250; Bonesville file photo): Select clip...

THIS WEEK'S AAC SCHEDULE >>> ..... Friday > UConn at USF, 8 pm (ESPN/ESPN2) ..... ..... Saturday > Tulane at Duke, 12:30 pm (ACC Regional) ..... Delaware State at Temple, 1 pm (ESPN3) ..... Texas A&M at SMU, 3:30 pm (ABC/ESPN2) ..... North Carolina at ECU, 3:30 pm (ESPNU) ..... Bethune-Cookman at UCF, 6 pm (ESPN3) ..... Miami (OH) at Cincinnati, 7 pm (CBSSN) ..... Middle Tennessee at Memphis, 7 pm (ESPN3) ..... UNLV at Houston, 8 pm (ESPN3) ..... .....

RG3 hopes to be back in 2014 ... Peterson to return for Vikings ... Moreno to miss a month ... Hardy's status uncertain for Steelers... Broncos fans petition to get Simms off their games ... Rutgers AD apologizes ... Pirates jump in USA Today rankings ... Waitress: Mayweather party left no tip ... Woods laughs off Rory's comments ... More from Al Myatt...



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AAC SCOREBOARD >>> ..... Thursday > BYU 33, Houston 25 ..... ..... Friday > Cincinnati 58, Toledo 34 ..... ..... Saturday > ECU 28, Virginia Tech 21 ..... Missouri 38, UCF 10 ..... Boise State 38, UConn 21 ..... NC State 49, USF 17 ..... FAU 50, Tulsa 21 ..... Tulane 35, SE Lousiana 20 ..... .....

Carden leads poetic triumph

Al Myatt

BLACKSBURG, VA — The late British poet laureate, Rudyard Kipling, probably would have liked Shane Carden. In the poem 'If' Kipling says, "If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same ..."

The Captain, Carden, has experienced both triumph and disaster in the span of two weeks on the road against nationally-ranked teams as East Carolina quarterback. ... More from Al Myatt...

Game Day Pix from Lane Stadium

Greenville product Montese Overton celebrates after participating in a sack of Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Brewer during ECU's victory over the Hokies on Saturday in Blacksburg, VA. Photo by W.A. Myatt. © View W.A. Myatt's gallery of 12 game day images...

Audio: Ruff & Players Post-game...

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill and some of his players spoke with the press after the Pirates defeated Virginia Tech on Saturday (recorded by W.A. Myatt; file photo): Select audio clip...


Kevin's Keys to the Game

Today’s game is a big one for both East Carolina and Virginia Tech. The Hokies are 2-0 coming off a huge win over Ohio State in the Horseshoe in front of 108,000 screaming Buckeye fans. The Pirates are 1-1 coming off a tough loss in which they went toe to toe against South Carolina and, arguably, outplayed the Gamecocks everywhere but on the scoreboard. ... More from Kevin Monroe...



Unstoppable force vs. immovable object

The crawl at the bottom of the screen on ESPN Saturday will note that the football game being played at noon in Blacksburg, VA, will be between East Carolina and Virginia Tech. But that’s only true in the strictest sense of the word. ... More from Brett Friedlander...



Florida talent pool still producing

C.J. Maybin has always like to hit people on the football field, even when it wasn’t appropriate. “When I was younger my Dad started me off by signing me up for flag football,’’ Maybin recalled recently. “But it wasn’t fun to me just grabbing somebody’s flag. I wanted to hit. So I immediately started tackling the other players. ..." More from Sammy Batten...

Thumbnails: ECU's recruiting class of 2015...



Pirates seek to break Bud's shackles

Al Myatt

East Carolina averaged 40.2 points per game in 2013. The potent Pirates exceeded 50 points five times. Against this week's opponent, Virginia Tech, ECU was on the short end of a 15-10 score last season. After a 22-yard scoring pass from Shane Carden to Bryce Williams in the first two minutes, the end zones were off limits to the Pirates. ... More from Al Myatt...



Fifteen Questions for Cam Worthy

Cam Worthy (6-3, 220) provides the 2014 East Carolina football offense with a big, physical weapon at the outside wide receiver position. The Blair, SC, native caught 19 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns in the 2013 Pirate campaign. Thus far in his senior season, Worthy has five receptions for 78 yards including a 17-yard touchdown catch last week at South Carolina. ... More from W.A. Myatt...

Pictured: ECU receiver Cam Worthy has carved out a role as a key starter since joining the program as a walk-on from Yuba (CA) Community College. The Lower Richland (SC) High School product is a senior communications major. (ECU Media Relations photo)



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