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NFL admits boo-boo ... NFL games running slightly longer ... Agent says Kelly has lost Eagles ... Peyton out at least two more weeks ... Gifford had CTE ... Bart Starr ready for return to Lambeau ... Isaiah Jones making a name for himself ... Cal declared bowl-eligible ... Kobe, Lakers struggling ... Diallo meets NCAA criteria ... More from Al Myatt...



Pirates playing for seniors, bowl bid

East Carolina and Cincinnati approach the regular season finale with similar records, but heading in different directions. While the Pirates have had their disappointments, this Bearcat team heads to Greenville this week under .500 in league play ... More from Brian Bailey...

Audio: Ruff Weekly Presser

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill met with reporters on Monday at his weekly press conference (audio courtesy of Pirate Radio 1250; file photo): Select audio clip...

Audio: The Brian Bailey Show

The Brian Bailey Show airs on Pirate Radio 1250 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Brian's guests this week were J.H. Rose football coach David Wojtecki, D.H. Conley football coach Nate Conner and ECU basketball color analyst Si Seymour (right): Replay show...



Pirates fall to Aztecs

SAN DIEGO — Host San Diego State jumped out to a 16-0 lead and finished with a 79-54 win over East Carolina on Monday night. The Aztecs (3-2) were coming off a 49-43 loss to Arkansas-Little Rock, ECU's opponent on Thanksgiving at 2 p.m. in Las Vegas. ... More...

Next: ECU vs. Arkansas-Little Rock
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Infographic: Pirates Right the Ship



East Carolina snapped its three-game losing streak and three-game skid in Thursday night games as the Pirates turned the tables on Central Florida. ECU snapped its four-game streak of not scoring an offensive TD in the first quarter when Brandon Bishop caught a 19-yard TD pass from Blake Kemp. Kemp made his seventh start of the season and made the most of the opportunity ... Details and data from Greg Vacek...

>>>  AAC SCOREBOARD  >>> ..... ..... Thursday: ECU 44, UCF 7 (ESPN) ..... ..... Friday: USF 65, Cincinnati 27 (CBSSN) ..... ..... Saturday: Temple 31, Memphis 12 (ESPNU) ..... UConn 20, Houston 17 (ESPNU) ..... Navy 44, Tulsa 21 (CBSSN) ..... SMU 49, Tulane 21 (ESPNN) ..... .....


Pirates compete at Cal

BERKELEY, CA — California held off a determined upset bid by East Carolina for a 70-62 win at Haas Pavilion on Friday night. The Pirates (2-1) were within 64-61 after Prince Williams made a pair of free throws with 2:14 to go. ... More from Al Myatt...



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Attendance: 23,734 | TV: ESPN

ECU 44, UCF 7 | Audio: Coach Ruff Postgame

Pirates turn tables on UCF

ORLANDO — The last time East Carolina played at Bright House Networks Stadium in a Conference USA contest in 2012, the Pirates took a 14-0 lead before Central Florida rallied for a 40-20 win. A 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Quincy McDuffie sparked the UCF rally three years ago. ... Story & pictures from Al Myatt...

Audio: Ruff post-game

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill spoke with reporters after the Pirates' win over Central Florida (recorded by Al Myatt; file photo): Select audio clip...
>>>  AAC SCOREBOARD  >>> ..... ..... Thursday: ECU 44, UCF 7 (ESPN) ..... ..... Friday: USF 65, Cincinnati 27 (CBSSN) ..... ..... Saturday: Temple 31, Memphis 12 (ESPNU) ..... UConn 20, Houston 17 (ESPNU) ..... Navy 44, Tulsa 21 (CBSSN) ..... SMU 49, Tulane 21 (ESPNN) ..... .....


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