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Drowning out the positive noise

Successful college football teams often have a bunker mentality during the season. It’s us against the world, with every man putting the team first. It’s a great outlet in bad times and it’s often very effective during losing seasons to try and drown out the negative comments from the outside. ... 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 this week was college football referee Darrell Harrison (right): 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...



Thursday: Saturday:
     UCF at Houston, 7 pm (ESPN)      SMU at ECU, Noon (ESPNU)
     Tulsa at Colorado State, 3 pm (MN)
     Memphis at Cincinnati, 7 pm (CBSSN)

Nicklaus sought change in Ryder Cup format ... MLB playoff pairings set ... Astros hire Hinch ... Twins fire Gardenhire ... Mudcats affiliate with Braves ... Lebron's hair goes missing again ... NFL player hurt trying to potty-train dog ... UCF's George O'Leary faces lawsuit ... Fisher responds to fake injury implications ... Michigan hangs Brady Hoke out to dry ... Missouri, South Carolina big movers ... More from Al Myatt...



Right time, right place, right man

Ruffin McNeill is a humble man clearly uncomfortable when talking about his feelings, especially as they pertain to his East Carolina football team. So it should come as no surprise that even after the most emotional victory of his five-year tenure with the Pirates, McNeill tried his best to downplay the significance of Saturday’s 70-41 dismantling of rival North Carolina. ... More from Brett Friedlander...



Verbal Commit: RB Shawn Furlow ...

Class of 2015 thumbnails...



Pirates live Dye's dream

Al Myatt

Pat Dye went undefeated (6-0-1) his last seven games at East Carolina. The tie (24-24) came at North Carolina on Oct. 27, 1979. ECU always had to play in-state ACC teams on the road in those days. ... More from Al Myatt...



Fifteen Questions for Warren Harvey

Warren Harvey (5-11, 225) is in his third season as the East Carolina kickoff specialist and placekicker. Harvey is an ECU legacy as his father, Charlie Harvey, played soccer as a Pirate and also was the program's head coach in 1987. ... More from W.A. Myatt...

Pictured: ECU kicking specialist Warren Harvey is climbing his way up the career record charts in points scored and PATs made. The senior from Greenville, who once converted 86 PATs in a row, has posted 11 multi-field goal games. (ECU Media Relations photo)



Been there, done that

Shortly after East Carolina's upset win over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg two Saturdays ago, someone with the school told me he wished the football team would "act like they had been there before." ... More from Brian Bailey...


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 offensive line coach Brandon Jones (right): Replay show...


Inside Game Day | Photos... | Ruff Post-game Audio...

AAC SCOREBOARD >>> ..... Friday > USF 17, UConn 14 ..... ..... Saturday > Duke 47, Tulane 13 ..... Temple 59, Delaware State 0 ..... Texas A&M 58, SMU 6 ..... ECU 70, North Carolina 41 ..... UCF 41, Bethune-Cookman 7 ..... Cincinnati 31, Miami (OH) 24 ..... Memphis 36, Middle Tennessee 17 ..... Houston 47, UNLV 14 ..... .....

Work pays off as Pirates party

Al Myatt

GREENVILLE — North Carolina's second trick play for a touchdown, a 29-yard pass from holder Tommy Hibbard to a wide open Eric Albright from field goal formation, momentarily subdued the excitement at rowdy Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday. The score came with 12:15 left in the first half and gave the Tar Heels their last lead at 20-14. ... More from Al Myatt...

Pix: Tar Heels can't hang with Pirates...

ECU receiver Jimmy Williams is on the move during the Pirates' 70-41 rout of North Carolina on Saturday. Photo by W.A. Myatt. ... W.A. Myatt's gallery of game day images...

Audio: Ruff & Players Post-game...

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill spoke with the press after the Pirates defeated North Carolina on Saturday in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium (recorded by W.A. Myatt; file photo): Select audio clip...


Links of Interest from ECU & Beyond

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