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.
The 2014 season began as quarterback Shane Carden and wide receiver Justin Hardy’s swan-song that had East Carolina fans sad about waving goodbye to two of their schools’ best players, but also anticipating a wildly fun finish to the Carden-Hardy era. The Pirates 8-5 season met preseason expectations nearly head-on, considering the Pirates were tabbed as the American Athletic...
On Saturday the East Carolina Pirates and Florida Gators will face off against each other in the Birmingham Bowl.
East Carolina (8-4) will be looking to cap their season with a win over Florida (6-5) in this bowl game. Coverage of it will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 12:00 pm ET from Legion Field in Birmingham, AL.
The Odds: Florida is a 6.5 point favorite against East...
East Carolina will be without one of its best players for its upcoming matchup against Florida in the Birmingham Bowl.
According to Brian Bailey of WNCT-TV 9, running back Breon Allen tore his MCL during practice on Wednesday afternoon, prematurely finalizing his Pirates career as one of the most dangerous players with the ball in open space over the last two seasons.
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...
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...
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 […]
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Justin Hardy is close to completing a remarkable climb at East Carolina: from walk-on receiver to the all-time receptions leader in college Football's Bowl Subdivision.
The fifth-year senior needs four catches - less than half his weekly average - to set the record Saturday against Tulane.
''I really don't think about it,'' he said. ''The more I think...
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November 20, 2014
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 […]
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Today brought in a huge shake up in the AAC. The two favorites in the league based on reputation and results have gone down on the road. East Carolina had their dreams shattered with an absolutely horrific performance in a 20-10 loss at Temple. The Pirates held Temple to only 135 yards of total offense, but turned the ball over 5 times, all on fumbles. Shane Carden was merely mortal...
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...
The University of South Florida hosts East Carolina this weekend for their homecoming game. To help celebrate, the school has decided to make shirts for students to where to the game. But there is a real big problem with the shirts the school made. South Florida’s school colors are green and gold, but the shirts are purple which is East Carolina’s school color.
Now that the school...
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...
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...
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February 22, 2014
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...
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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...
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February 12, 2014
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...
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.
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December 14, 2013
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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...
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December 03, 2013