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ECU at Tulsa • 8:30 pm • H.A. Chapman Stadium (30,000) • TV: ESPNU

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East Carolina and Tulsa will face off tonight in an American Athletic Conference contest. ECU enters this game 7-3 against a 2-9 Golden Hurricane team. The Pirates got a much needed victory over Tulane last week ... More from Kevin Monroe...

Familiar Foes

Familiar foes clash in the 12th meeting between Tulsa and East Carolina. The Pirates lead the series 6-5-0. East Carolina has won the last four meetings, including a 58-24 home victory last year. ... More from Greg Vacek...


A South wind at 13 miles per hour could be a significant factor as East Carolina visits Tulsa for an 8:30 p.m. kickoff, Eastern time, tonight. The temperature will be a relatively-mild — compared to recent trips to Temple and Cincinnati — 54 degrees as the contest gets under way on ESPNU. There is a zero percent chance of precipitation, according to the forecast. The temperature will remain in the lower 50s for the duration of the American Athletic Conference matchup. Humidity will increase from a projected 62 percent to 74 percent during the game. The Pirates will be on the East sideline of Skelly Field. The breeze will be blowing from left to right as ECU faces the synthetic playing surface at H.A. Chapman Stadium. (Filed by Al Myatt)
Full-size radar loop Scientific forecast


   UCF 53, SMU 7 (ESPNN)
   Houston 38, Tulsa 28 (ESPN3)
   ECU 34, Tulane 6 (ESPN3)
   Memphis 31, USF 20 (ESPNN)
   Cincinnati 41, UConn 0 (CBSSN)
   UCF at USF, 12 pm (ESPN2)
   Houston at SMU, 12 pm (CBSSN)
   ECU at Tulsa, 8:30 pm (ESPNU)
   Cincinnati at Temple, 12 pm (ESPNN)
   UConn at Memphis, 4 pm (ESPNN)

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Al Myatt

East Carolina's football team observed Thanksgiving on Wednesday and will fly to Tulsa today for an American Athletic Conference game with the Golden Hurricane at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time on Friday. The contest may be seen on ESPNU. ... More from Al Myatt...



Hawaii edges East Carolina

ESTERO, FL — East Carolina overcame an 11-point second half deficit to lead Hawaii with 8:18 left in the fifth-place game in the Gulf Coast Showcase on Wednesday before the Rainbow Warriors responded with a 14-3 run en route to a 75-73 win over the Pirates. ... More...


Tyson helps ECU hold off Fresno State

ESTERO, FL — Freshman guard B.J. Tyson scored East Carolina's last eight points, including all six of his free throw attempts down the stretch, as the Pirates held off Fresno State for a 58-52 win in the Gulf Coast Showcase on Tuesday afternoon. ... More...



Justin Hardy: A player for the ages

What a thrill it was to be on the sideline on Saturday when Justin Hardy set the all-time NCAA FBS record for career receptions. The former West Craven standout needed just four catches to break the all-time mark. ... 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 director of high school relations Harold Robinson: Replay show...


Audio: Coach Ruff Weekly Presser

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill spoke with the media at his weekly press conference on Monday as the Pirates prepare to visit Tulsa for a Friday night matchup (courtesy of Pirate Radio 1250): Select clip...



Green Bay tops ECU

ESTERO, FL — Short-handed East Carolina opened play in the Gulf Coast Showcase at high noon on Monday and was dealt a 66-49 setback by Green Bay. The Pirates were without versatile senior wing man Paris Roberts-Campbell due to a knee ailment and post player Marshall Guilmette because of a hip flexor injury. ... More...




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AAC SCOREBOARD >>> ..... | Houston 38, Tulsa 28 (ESPN3) ..... UCF 53, SMU 7 (ESPNN) ..... ECU 34,  Tulane 6 (ESPN3) ..... Memphis 31, USF 20 (ESPNN) ..... Cincinnati 41, UConn 0 (CBSSN) ..... | .....

'Deuce' becomes No. 1

GREENVILLE — "Deuce" is how East Carolina football coach Ruffin McNeill refers to senior inside wide receiver Justin Hardy. It's because Hardy wears uniform No. 2. "Deuce" became No. 1 on Saturday, moving ahead of former Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles for the most career catches in Football Bowl Subdivision history. ... More from Al Myatt...

View W.A. Myatt's photo gallery from Saturday's game...

Audio: Ruff & Hardy Post-game

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill and senior receiver Justin Hardy spoke with the press after the Pirates' win over Tulane on Saturday (recorded by W.A. Myatt): Select audio clip...


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