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EAST CAROLINA RUMORS

Does ECU Have the AAC’s Most Passionate Fanbase?

East Carolina fans were steadily spoiled by their high-flying Pirates last season. Quarterback Shane Carden, reciever Justin Hardy, and the American’s top-ranked offense dazzled fans on a every performance at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.ECU had the highest average home attendance in the AAC in 2014 — its first year in the conference —  at 44,786* (50,000-seat capacity). With Carden...
Via AAC Football Fever
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos – AAC WBB: UConn Huskies vs East Carolina Pirates – 3/8/15

Here is a photo gallery from the 2015 American Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament semifinal between the UConn women’s basketball team and the East Carolina Pirates. The UConn Huskies routed East Carolina 106-56. To see full size picture or slide show, please click on image(mobile/tablet users: to scroll through photos, you can swipe left or right; to remove caption...
Via Sox and Dawgs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Memories of Dean Smith:East Carolina Coach Jeff Lebo

Jeff Lebo and Dean Smith/couriertribune.comby Josh Adams @NCAAHoopsDigest As a young kid in the 1980's growing up in Central Pennsylvania, high school basketball was the most exciting thing in my life. I would stay up until 11:15 on Friday's waiting for the WGAl-8 highlights of all the games around the region. The team that usually lead off the highlights was Carlisle High School...
Via College Hoops Digest
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates unveil 17-player class for national signing day

East Carolina coach Ruffin McNeill is still relying on the same steady-build approach to recruiting at his alma mater. The Pirates unveiled a 17-player class on national signing day Wednesday. The balanced class, far fewer than the 27-player haul from a year earlier, included five January enrollees and brought in three players each along the offensive line, in the secondary, at linebacker...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bearcats vs East Carolina Pirates Preview

The Bearcats go for their first sweep of an AAC team in 2015 as they travel to Greenville to take on the East Carolina Pirates. This could be called Sweep Week, as UC can sweep ECU and SMU, beating all of the abbreviations. This should be a tighter game than we saw in Cincinnati just for the home court advantage that ECU will have. Some think it will be like last week’s game against...
Via Bearcats Blog
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Offseason To-Do List: East Carolina Pirates

East Carolina’s 2014 season came to an emphatic thud with a 28-20 loss to Florida in the Birmingham Bowl. After wins over North Carolina and Virginia Tech, pollsters, fans, and the Pirate Nation all believed this was the “It” team among the Group of Five conference, and the soon-to-be American Athletic Conference champion in its first season in the conference. After falling...
Via AAC Football Fever
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

East Carolina Shows The World How NOT To Defend The Hail Mary

The East Carolina Pirates were beating the Central Florida Knights 30-25 late in the fourth quarter and should of had the game all wrapped up. Then this happened; Just like that UCF wins the game and a share of the American Athletic Conference title. This is just terrible defense, like really really bad. the ECU defenders had 51 yards to think about this lob from Justin Holman to...
Via Sports Mockery
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

East Carolina WR Hardy breaks FBS career receptions record

After a late-season downswing, the East Carolina Pirates' dreams of breaking into a major FBS bowl fell off a couple weeks ago. The school's 2014 season will still go down in history, however, if only for wide receiver Justin Hardy's career production. The senior from Vanceboro, N.C., has been a model of consistency for the high-powered East Carolina offense over the past three-plus...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Bold Predictions for East Carolina’s Game vs. Tulane

The 2014 campaign hasn’t been going according to plan for the East Carolina Pirates. Back-to-back losses have set back the dream season, but there couldn’t be a better recipe for success this weekend than to face Tulane. Tulane’s season hasn’t panned out the way it would have wanted either. As the losses mount up for the […] The post 5 Bold Predictions for East Carolina’s...
Via AAC Football Fever
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

With Second AAC Loss, Where Does East Carolina Go from Here?

The East Carolina Pirates‘ early season form had many pegging them for an American Athletic Conference championship and an invitation to an Access Bowl this year. But after consecutive losses to Temple and Cincinnati, the questions are being asked about what went wrong, and where the team goes now. I’ll tell you where: The Pirates will […] The post With Second AAC Loss, Where...
Via AAC Football Fever
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

For East Carolina Quarterback Shane Carden, it’s All About Family

While speaking with Shane Carden for this article, the recording device temporarily malfunctioned, thus delaying the interview briefly. The East Carolina quarterback was not phased, bothered or at all irritated by the unfortunate mishap and waited patiently to ensure everything was accurately recorded. The composed and polite leader of the 21st-ranked (AP) Pirates even offered...
Via Next Impulse Sports
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

ECU Pirates Have Argument for Nation’s Best Offense

There’s the old cliche in football that defenses win championships. East Carolina does have a great defense, but has an even better offense that runs at a high level and leads the Pirates to many victories. So far this season, the lone loss has come when the offense hasn’t played well. Photo used courtesy of kansascity.com. If you haven’t followed ECU this season, shame on...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

East Carolina Fails Miserably On Punt Return Against Virginia Tech (GIF)

The East Carolina Pirates are probably going to work on downing punts this week during practice. After Virginia Tech’s punter drilled a beautiful punt Saturday, which bounced near the goal line and could’ve been downed inside the five yard line, five Pirates tried to field the ball, but none of them were able to execute the routine operation. First, two players went for a jump...
Via NESN.com
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Richmond leads East Carolina over Rice 67-55

Akeem Richmond scored 23 points as East Carolina won back-to-back games for the first time since December with a 67-55 victory over Rice on Saturday. East Carolina used a 15-0 run to build a 24-3 lead with 8:43 remaining in the first half. Richmond scored 14 points during the span. Rice eventually pulled with two points, 46-44 with 9:46 to play. East Carolina answered with an 11...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

ECU kicker nails 50-yard field goal blindfolded

It's the offseason and still a few more weeks before spring practices kick off across college football. In the meantime, East Carolina kicker Davis Plowman and a few of his Pirates teammates are having a little fun. With his shirt over his head and the ball spinning freely after the snap, Plowman nails a 50-yard field goal. Plowman only had one field goal attempt last season, but...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: ECU punter Davis Plowman kicks a 50-yd FG...blindfolded

East Carolina University kicker Davis Plowman kicks a spinning football 50 yards through the uprights...with a hoodie over his face.worthgregory's video on InstagramEmbed by embedinstagram.com**Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

2 ECU players involved in single-car accident

East Carolina says defensive end Terrell Stanley is in critical condition after he and a teammate were involved in a single-car accident in Greenville. The school said Wednesday that Stanley was being treated at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville after the accident Wednesday morning. Offensive tackle Isaac Harris was a passenger in a car driven by Stanley to school from their...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio Bobcats vs. East Carolina Pirates: Betting Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

On Monday the Ohio Bobcats and East Carolina Pirates will face off against one another in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl. Ohio (7-5) and East Carolina (9-3) will each be showcasing themselves in this daytime game on Monday. Coverage of the game between Ohio and East Carolina will air on ESPN beginning at 2:00 pm ET from Tropicana Field in Saint Petersburg, FL. The Odds: The East...
Via Tireball.com
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

East Carolina runs away from NC A&T, 84-71

Akeem Richmond and Paris Roberts-Campbell each scored 21 points to power East Carolina to an 84-71 win over North Carolina A&T Saturday night. The Pirates (9-2), coming off a week-long break for final exams, built a 17-point lead in the first half behind Richmond's 15-point effort. Roberts-Campbell had 15 of his points in the second half to help seal the win. Caleb White...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

East Carolina cruises past Fayetteville St 96-78

Akeem Richmond poured in a career-high 37 points and sank a school-record 10 3-pointers to help East Carolina coast past Division-II Fayetteville State 96-78 Tuesday night. The Pirates (7-2) shot 50 percent from the field, riding Richmond's 10-of-17 performance beyond the arc. Richmond's only field goal attempt inside the perimeter came on a made jumper early in the second half...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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