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Recruiting report card: Defense

Pirates load up in secondary

The American Athletic Conference featured three offenses ranked among the nation's top 18 in passing yardage in 2015. Five of the league's starting quarterbacks whose passing yardage was among the top 45 statistically are scheduled to be back next fall. ... More from Sammy Batten...

Pirates issue full ride to kicker


East Carolina's recruiting class of 2016 has expanded to 23 with a post-signing day letter of intent from Bremen (GA) High School kicker/punter Jake Verity. The Pirates beat out UAB for Verity, who booted a 63-year field goal last season. ... Thumbnail sketches...

Thumbnail sketches: ECU's football recruiting class of 2016...


Speculation has Phil Jackson returning to Lakers ... Griffin suspended by Clippers ... NBA addresses Hack-a-Shaq ... March Madness approaching ... Newton defends actions ... Eli explains Super Bowl poker face ... Recruit picks Sooners out of a hat ... SEC seeks to halt Wolverines' Florida junket ... Duke QB hurt ... Donaldson, Jays nearing accord ... The Tiger you don't know ... Tennis scandal widens ... More from Al Myatt...



Pirate baseball opens with banquet

For the second straight year it was my honor to serve as emcee for the East Carolina Pirates baseball banquet, held this past Saturday at Williams Arena. Some 400 fans packed the arena to get set for the upcoming baseball season. ... More from Brian Bailey...

Memorabilia on display at ECU's Baseball Banquet. (Submitted photo)

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 offensive coordinator Tony Petersen: Replay show...



Hot-shooting Huskies sink Pirates

STORRS, CT — Five players scored in double figures for Connecticut in an 85-67 American Athletic Conference win over visiting East Carolina on Sunday. Shonn Miller and N.C. State transfer Rodney Purvis had 16 points for the Huskies (17-6, 7-3 AAC). ... More...

Next: Tulane at ECU | Wednesday | 6:15 pm | ESPNN



Recruiting report card: Offense

January push pays talent dividends

Less than a month remained before college football's national signing day by the time new East Carolina head coach Scottie Montgomery finalized his staff in early January. ... More from Sammy Batten...

Thumbnails: ECU's recruiting class of 2016...



Pirates worked fast on recruiting class

GREENVILLE — Certain elements of a real pirate's lifestyle such as attacking, plundering and escaping probably had to be done with a relatively high degree of speed. Time was of the essence as Scottie Montgomery assembled his staff and put together his first recruiting class as East Carolina football coach. ... More from Al Myatt...

Pictured: ECU football coach Scottie Montgomery discussed his first crop of recruits at Wednesday's signing day press conference. (W.A. Myatt photo) | Replay audio...

Thumbnail sketches: ECU's recruiting class of 2016...

Audio: Signing Day Presser

ECU football coach Scottie Montgomery met with the press on Wednesday to talk about the Pirates' recruiting class of 2016 (recorded by Al Myatt): Select clip...


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