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Sloppy Bears hold off pesky Pirates 70-62

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Ivan Rabb had 14 points and 13 rebounds, Jaylen Brown added 16 points and 10 rebounds and No. 15 California beat East Carolina 70-62 in the Las Vegas Invitational on Friday night. Tyrone Wallace scored 20 points and Jabari Bird had 10 for the Golden Bears (3-0), who trailed midway through the first half before pulling away late in the first-ever meeting between...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

UCF scores on first possession but does nothing else in blowout loss to ECU

UCF Knights quarterback Justin Holman (13) fumbles the ball as he is hit by East Carolina Pirates defensive lineman Demetri McGill (56) and linebacker Joe Allely (57) in the first half. Jonathan Dyer USA TODAY SportsORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- East Carolina quarterback Blake Kemp threw for 448 yards and four touchdowns, both career-highs, as the Pirates routed the Central Florida 44-7...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

East Carolina routs UCF 44-7

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) East Carolina quarterback Blake Kemp threw for 448 yards and four touchdowns, both career-highs, as the Pirates routed the Central Florida 44-7 on Thursday night. Junior wide receiver Isaiah Jones caught 13 passes from Kemp for a career-best 164 yards and two touchdowns as the Pirates (5-6, 3-4 American) snapped a 3-game losing streak. Chris Hairston picked...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

East Carolina Pirates vs. UCF Knights: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The East Carolina Pirates travel to take on a winless UCF Knights squad this Thursday night. East Carolina (4-6) hasn’t played up to it’s expectations but no one could have expected UCF (0-10) to be winless at this point. Coverage of this game airs on ESPN beginning at 7:30 pm ET from Bright House Networks Stadium. The Odds: East Carolina is a 15 point favorite on the road as...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU Cougars Football: What you need to know about East Carolina

On this episode of the TornBySports Lunch Break, I talk with Kevin Monroe, radio analyst for the East Carolina Pirates. Kevin talks about the Pirates and BYU Cougars matchup along with what he expects to see in the game. Please subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher. If you use a different podcast player, let us know and I will get the podcast on there. The post BYU Cougars...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Week 2 (Gators vs. East Carolina Pirates)

    Gainesville, Fla.– The Swamp will be rockin’ again on Saturday night as the Florida Gators host the East Carolina Pirates in a rematch of last years Birmingham Bowl. After Florida’s big win in it’s home opener against New … Continue reading →
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina, East Carolina Officially Schedule Four Future Games

Three times over the past four seasons, the East Carolina Pirates and South Carolina Gamecocks have battled on the football field. The two schools, though having previously signed a contract to play more games, officially announced when those games will be played: Back in June of 2007, East Carolina announced a five-game football series with South Carolina. At the time, the games...
Via Gamedayr
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Undaunted,’ East Carolina’s intro mixtape for 2015

The East Carolina Pirates, a newly appointed member of the American Athletic Conference whose home is nestled in the quaint town of Greenville, North Carolina, hope to divulge in more success following the last three years with a combined win-loss record of 26-13. Although the Pirates will jog through the tunnel without now-Atlanta Falcon Justin Hardy (1,494 receiving yards, 10...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

ECU QB Kurt Benkert to miss season with torn ACL

East Carolina starting quarterback Kurt Benkert suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during Tuesday evening’s practice, an MRI confirmed. The news was made official on Wednesday morning. MRI shows #ECU's Kurt Benkert has torn ACL. He will miss the season. — Stephen Igoe (@StephenIgoe) August 26, 2015 On Wednesday of last week, the sophomore was named the Pirates’ starting...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Kurt Benkert named ECU’s starting QB for 2015

Redshirt sophomore Kurt Benkert has been named East Carolina’s starting quarterback for the 2015 season, Pirates head coach Ruffin McNeill told The News & Observer. “We’ve had great competition at that position so far, but we felt it was time to name a starter to move forward with our preparations for the season,” McNeill said. “While Kurt will have the first opportunity...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

ECU dismisses projected starting guard Larry Williams

East Carolina University has dismissed potential starting guard Larry Williams from the program due to an unspecified violation of team rules, according to John Taylor of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk. Pirates head coach Ruffin McNeill offered a brief statement on Williams’ dismissal. “It is always disappointing when someone is dismissed from the program, but there comes...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: East Carolina unveils new black uniforms

One of the most popular uniform trends in all of sports is adding an all-black alternate to your team’s variety of look. The latest team to unveil their blacked out scheme is the East Carolina Pirates. East Carolina has previously worn all-blacks, but they were still eager to unveil the new look from Nike on social media. We'd like to introduce @ECUAthletics @ECUPiratesFB fans...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 26, 2015  |  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...
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February 09, 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...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Breon Allen Could Be ECU Pirates’ Difference Maker Down the Stretch

East Carolina has been proving all season long that Shane Carden can throw the ball and that he has many targets to throw to. Opponents are looking to stop this dynamic pass threat and thus rendering the Pirates’ offense useless and upsetting the 18th-ranked team in the country. Photo used courtesy of In the words of the great Lee Corso: “Not so fast my friend!”...
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October 17, 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 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...
September 13, 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

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...
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

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