Ruff brings another 'son' into the family

Inspired by a father-figure type mentor as a high school football player, Justin Sandifer was hoping to find someone similar to help guide his college career. Sandifer believes he found that person in East Carolina coach Ruffin McNeill. ... More from Sammy Batten...

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Memphis holds off ECU rally

MEMPHIS — East Carolina fell behind 24-9 in its American Athletic Conference contest at Memphis on Wednesday night and absorbed a 70-58 loss after pulling within 62-58 with 3:50 remaining. The Pirates were 13 for 27 behind the 3-point arc (48.1 percent) in falling to 8-12 overall and 1-6 in league play. ... More...

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On the cusp of the winning formula

Jeff Lebo's teams always play their best basketball at the end of the season. Perhaps we saw a glimpse of that on Saturday. Tulsa came to town and got all it wanted from East Carolina before slipping out of town with a 66-64 win.

The Golden Hurricane improved to 7-0 in American Athletic Conference play. Tulsa has won nine a row under first-year head coach Frank Haith. The Pirates fell to 8-11 overall and 1-5 in AAC play, yet these two teams didn't seem to be all that far apart. ... 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 topic this week was baseball and his guests were Rose High coach Ronald Vincent, Babe Ruth League president Clay Medlin and Hot Stove League president Chuck Humphrey: Replay show...


Pirates close with win

Al MyattIt was good to see Shane Carden smile at the end of the Senior Bowl on the NFL Channel on Saturday. It was a good memory to close his college career. The East Carolina quarterback took a knee in the final seconds of a 34-13 win for the North team. ... More from Al Myatt...



Pirates just short against AAC leaders

GREENVILLE — Tulsa remained unbeaten in the American Athletic Conference but not without a battle against East Carolina in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Saturday. The Golden Hurricane improved to 14-5 overall and 7-0 in league play as De'Andre Wright assured the outcome by hitting two free throws with three seconds left. ... More...



Mustangs turn back ECU

DALLAS — Five Southern Methodist players scored in double figures as the host Mustangs took a 77-54 American Athletic Conference win over East Carolina on Saturday afternoon. Terry Whisnant of the Pirates scored 24 points and teammate Caleb White added 14 but it was not enough to offset the balanced effort by SMU. ... More...



Great Scott! 4-star RB set to enroll

The second time around seems to have been a charm for the East Carolina Pirates when it comes to Derrell Scott. ECU was one of the first schools to offer a scholarship not long after Scott's 2011 sophomore season ... More from Sammy Batten...

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



Pirates make history against Houston

GREENVILLE — East Carolina and Houston came into Wednesday night's matchup with winless records in the American Athletic Conference but the Pirates emerged with a 66-61 victory, their first league triumph since moving to the AAC this season. "That was a big win for our kids," ECU coach Jeff Lebo said. ... Story & photos...

Post-game Audio: Lebo, Tyson & Whisnant...

Pictured: ECU's Antonio Robinson scores a layup against Houston. The senior guard had 8 points and was a perfect 3-3 from the floor with 4 assists. (Photo by W.A. Myatt.)



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