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Final: ECU 31, UConn 21 • Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium • Attend: 40,152 • TV: ESPNU

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AAC SCOREBOARD >>> ..... | Thursday > ECU 31, UConn 21 (ESPNU) ..... Friday > USF at Cincinnati, 7 pm (ESPN2) ..... | Saturday > Memphis at SMU, 12 pm (ESPNN) ..... Temple at UCF, 5 pm (CBSSN) ..... .....

How good is ECU?

Post-game Audio

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill spoke with the press after Thursday night's ECU-UConn game (recorded by W.A. Myatt; file photo): Select audio clip...

GREENVILLE — East Carolina became bowl eligible for the eighth time in the last nine seasons with a 31-21 American Athletic Conference football win over Connecticut at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Thursday night.

The Pirates improved to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the American Athletic Conference while the Huskies fell to 1-6 for the season and 0-4 in the league. ... More from Al Myatt...

PURPLE HEART: ECU coach and alumnus Ruffin McNeill joins in on the fight song in front of the "Boneyard" in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium after the Pirates' hard-fought victory over American Athletic Conference foe UConn. © All right reserved. [W.A. Myatt photo]

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Gruden says McCoy will start for Redskins ... Urlacher comes down on Bears QB ... No fine for Kuechly ... Royals check out San Francisco facility ... Pence has Giant personality ... Braves have a Hart ... Jake Waters leads K-State ... An outsider that might fit in ... More from Al Myatt...



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...



'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...



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...


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...


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...


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...



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...



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...



"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...


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...


Links of Interest from ECU & Beyond

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"When all is said and done, as a rule, more is said than done." — Lou Holtz, football coach [Archives]




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