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ECU vs. UConn • Noon • Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium (50,000) • TV: ESPNU

FOOTBALL

Kevin's Keys to the Game

East Carolina is back in action today after its second bye week. The opening in the schedule came at a perfect time for the Pirates. With just one American Athletic Conference game under its belt, it gave the team the opportunity to get healthy and recharge to make its first run at the American title. ... More from Kevin Monroe...
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GAME DAY WEATHER

A clear night is forecast for Greenville as East Carolina's nationally-ranked football team hosts Connecticut for a 7 p.m. kickoff tonight. The temperature is projected to be 63 degrees at the outset and will dip to 56 degrees during the course of the American Athletic Conference contest. There is a zero percent chance of precipitation. Humidity will increase from 53 percent to 63 percent during the game. Wind could be a factor with a west breeze expected to be 11 miles per hour during ECU's matchup with the Huskies. That will be blowing toward the East or Boneyard end of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. (Filed by Al Myatt)

AAC SCOREBOARD & SCHEDULE

LAST WEEK THIS WEEK
Thursday:
     Houston 31, Temple 10
Saturday:
     UCF 20, Tulane 13
     USF 38, Tulsa 30
     Cincinnati 41, SMU 3
Thursday:
     UConn at ECU, 7 pm (ESPNU)
Friday:
     USF at Cincinnati, 7 pm (ESPN2)
Saturday:
     Memphis at SMU, 12 pm (ESPNN)
     Temple at UCF, 5 pm (CBSSN)
 
— NUGGETS & BRIEFS —
SPIED FROM THE CROW'S NEST

Tempers, KC bats heat up in Game Two ... Shootings lead to postponement of NHL game ... NBA owners keeping draft lottery as is ... Georgia wants Gurley back ... Kiffin returns to Knoxville ... Arizona, Utah shift Pac-12 balance of power ... Projection has Pirates in Peach ... Report details depth of sham classes at UNC ... Roy Williams visiting Kansas ... More from Al Myatt...

 

FOOTBALL

'Bring 'em on' strategy looking shrewd

East Carolina has long subscribed to the philosophy of playing anybody, anyplace, anytime on the football field. It’s an approach that was accelerated back in 2005  ... More from Brett Friedlander...

 

FOOTBALL

ECU's MIB a blockbuster hit

These East Carolina Pirates simply love playing the role of the “Men in Black.”
Of course it’s not quite Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, but you get the idea. ...
More from Brian Bailey...

MULTIMEDIA

Audio: The Brian Bailey Show

The Brian Bailey Show airs on Pirate Radio 1250 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Brian's guest this week was ECU hall of famer and three-time Super Bowl champion Robert Jones (right): Replay show...
 

FOOTBALL

Déjà vu emerging in heart of defense

While East Carolina may not be known as Linebacker U, there should be no mistaking the quality of players that have come through the program at the position. ... More from Ron Cherubini...
 

FOOTBALL

Student Pirate Club a model for success

Football stadiums will be buzzing again this weekend as the second half of the college football season begins. But there will be plenty of empty seats on game day in many of the student seating sections around the country. ... More from Greg Vacek...

 

FOOTBALL

2nd half feeds into 2nd half of season

Al Myatt

The extended break between games for the 2014 East Carolina team amounts to halftime in the regular season for the Pirates, who are 5-1 and ranked as high as No. 16 in the major polls. Halftime marked a significant juncture Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium ... More from Al Myatt...

 

FOOTBALL RECRUITING

Future looks bright at running back

The pass-centric “Air Raid'' offense that Ruffin McNeill and Lincoln Riley brought to East Carolina from Texas Tech back in January 2010 has from the very start attracted talented recruits at the quarterback and wide receiver positions. ... More from Sammy Batten...

 

FOOTBALL

"Swamp Monster" a force in the middle

Shane Carden is “The Captain.”
Justin Hardy goes by “Deuce.” Breon Allen is “Fun Size.” Those nicknames can’t compare with the moniker Terry Williams goes by. The 6-1, 353-pound Williams is nicknamed “The Swamp Monster.” ...
More from Brian Bailey...

MULTIMEDIA

Audio: The Brian Bailey Show

The Brian Bailey Show airs on Pirate Radio 1250 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Brian's guest was ECU director of football administration Dale Steele (right): Replay show...
 

FOOTBALL GAME CENTER

EAST CAROLINA 28, SOUTH FLORIDA 17

Al Myatt's Inside Game Day   |   Ruff Post-game Audio...

AAC SCOREBOARD >>> ..... Thursday > UCF 31, BYU 24 (OT) ..... ..... Saturday > Temple 35, Tulsa 24 ..... Miami (FL) 55, Cincinnati 34 ..... ECU 28, USF 17 ..... Houston 28, Memphis 24 ..... Tulane 12, UConn 3 ..... .....

Pirates End A Competitive Hex

Al Myatt

TAMPA — East Carolina football coach Ruffin McNeill has acronyms for a variety of things. He formulated TBA for Trust, Belief and Accountability to describe the foundation for relationships among members of the program. OPAT for One Play At (a) Time evolved later as a reminder for the mindset needed to respond to immediate challenges. ... More from Al Myatt...

 

— WEB HEADLINES ROUNDUP —

Links of Interest from ECU & Beyond

View Greg Vacek's daily compilation of headlines & links from around the Web...

 

— SPORTBYTE™ —

"Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm." — Publius Syrus, writer, first century B.C. [Archives]
 

 
 

 

— AUDIO FEATURES ON DEMAND —

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BONESVILLE BYTES

Ruffin McNeill

Press Conferences, Post-Game Audio & Special Events...

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