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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: Ruffin McNeill Weekly Presser

Pirate Radio 1250 Programming Lineup

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

Pirate Radio 1250 Programming Lineup

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...


Johnny Football parties out of starting job ... Bills-Pats refs scrutinized ... Rivera keeps routine going ... Many candidates for four CFP spots ... Group of Five spot is Navy's to lose ... Gamecocks in Clemson's way ... Gamecocks WR Pharoh Cooper going pro ... Orgeron expresses interest in Orange ... Loss at Marshall was turning point for USM ... Report: Blue Raiders headed to Bahamas Bowl ... Warriors start evokes comparisons ... Dazed, wobbly guard sinks 3-pointer ... More from Al Myatt...



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
Las Vegas Invitational | Thursday, 2 pm


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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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) ..... .....


Pirates reboot quarterback strategy

East Carolina heads into the home stretch of the 2015 football season needing to win its final two games, starting with Thursday’s matchup against winless Central Florida in Orlando, to finish at .500 and achieve bowl eligibility. ... More from Brett Friedlander...



Kevin's Keys to the Game

East Carolina heads into tonight's American Athletic Conference game at Central Florida at 4-6 after consecutive losses to Temple, Connecticut and South Florida. In each of those defeats, ECU led in the 4th quarter but couldn't hold on. ... More from Kevin Monroe...



Doyle plots path to grow with Pirates

Some recruiters thought Jack Doyle lacked the weight to handle an offensive line position at the college level. But not East Carolina offensive line coach Brad Davis. “He told me he's made a living with guys like me,'' Doyle said. ... More from Sammy Batten...

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



Links of Interest from ECU & Beyond

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"The biggest game I ever played in was probably Don Larsen's Perfect Game." — Mickey Mantle, baseball player, referring to his New York Yankee teammate's feat of pitching the only perfect game in World Series history against the Brooklyn Dodgers on Oct. 6, 1956 [Archives]




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