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It is the first time that a Pirate has been honored by C-USA with the award.
It obviously means a lot to Pirate Coach Bill Herrion.
“I think it has a lot to do with the respect we are gaining around the
league and around the nation,” said Herrion. “Gabe works so hard and he’s
such a great kid. I really proud of him and this team.”
This team takes a 10-2 record to Charlotte this weekend for a match up with
the 49ers. The Pirates will be underdogs as this squad continues to grow and
“We’ve talked a lot about what it takes to win on the road,” said Herrion.
“You have to really be mentally focused to have success away from home and
we are getting better.”
Pitino: ECU's home court tough on visitors
Many of you that surf the Internet for information on the Pirates may have
seen the recent item out of Louisville about how Rick Pitino and his staff
have come to regard Minges Coliseum's Williams Arena as an intimidating
destination for visitors.
For those that haven’t, it is worth the read.
The following excerpt comes from the web site of The
<<< ''Our next three road games will be real road games,''
he said. ''They won't be in a pro arena with 8,000 people. You'll have
strong, strong home-court advantages.''
After Ohio State — which is 7-0 at home this season — the
Cards will visit Charlotte on Wednesday, and then play in East Carolina's
Williams Arena on Jan. 16.
''One of our coaches said they'd rather play North Carolina
on the road than East Carolina,'' Pitino said. ''And that's not a knock on
North Carolina. It shows you how strong the home-court advantage at East
Carolina has become. The Dean Dome seats 24,000. East Carolina is much
smaller, but Marquette has been our conference leader two years in a row and
look what's happened.'' >>>
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How’s that for exposure! If there is any recruit out there
looking at Conference USA schools, this quote might make the difference in
the decision. Pitino and Bob Huggins of Cincinnati are THE name coaches in
It looks like the Pirate faithful made quite an impression
on the Louisville coach last season. Let’s just hope they make another great
impression this season.
First things first, though. The Pirates travel to Charlotte
for one of the team’s most difficult road ventures of the year.
Should the Pirates pull off a win over the 49ers, that
nationally televised game with Louisville at Williams Arena will have
Get ready, because Coach Herrion isn’t lying in his
commercial when he says, "It’s getting hot in here!”