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EAST CAROLINA RUMORS

Blue Jays select Jeff Hoffman with ninth overall pick

Rather than fret about a young pitcher being felled by Tommy John surgery, the Blue Jays selected an arm who has already had the procedure. The Blue Jays chose East Carolina Pirates right-hander Jeff Hoffman, who had the surgery in mid-May, ninth overall Thursday night. And two picks later, Jays scouting director Brian Parker chose Kennesaw State Owls catcher Max Pentecost. The...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

ECU DE Terrell Stanley out for 2014, continuing rehab after car accident

East Carolina junior defensive end Terrell Stanley will miss the entire 2014 season as a result of serious injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Feb. 12. The school confirmed that Stanley has "demonstrated continued progress" during the rehabilitation process, but needs more time before returning to the field. "Terrell has come a long way and we admire his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

East Carolina player's mom wins $1 million in lottery

East Carolina guard Akeem Richmond may have finished his college career with a loss earlier this week. But it's safe to say he's already over the sting of defeat after his mom hit it big on a scratch-off lottery ticket.The pleasant surprise came less than 24 hours after Richmond's Pirates fell to Wright State in the CollegeInsider.com tournament. To call it good timing...
Via Bush League Chronicle
March 21, 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...
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...
Via Tireball.com
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

ECU pulls away for 34-13 win over FIU

Shane Carden tossed three first-half touchdown passes as East Carolina pulled away for a 34-13 win over FIU on Saturday. Carden connected with Justin Hardy for a 44-yard score on East Carolina's first drive, putting the Pirates (6-2, 4-1 Conference USA) up 7-0. Later in the half Carden threw touchdown passes on consecutive drives, hooking up with DaQuan Barnes for a 26-yard...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

East Carolina unveils fantastic all-black uniforms

The East Carolina Pirates unveiled their new all-black uniforms for their game against Florida Atlantic on Thursday and they are awesome.  Purple and black is a fantastic combination and the gold accents the jerseys perfectly.  These jerseys should make their way into the permanent rotation for ECU. [Lost Lettermen]  
Via Diehardsport
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

East Carolina unveils all-black uniforms, helmets for ‘Paint It Black’ game

The East Carolina Pirates will be breaking these excellent, all-black uniforms and helmets out against Florida Atlantic for the "Paint It Black" game.
Via Gamedayr
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Walmart In Greenville Creates Impressive Display To Show Support For East Carolina Pirates

We’ve seen some pretty impressive grocery store displays showing support for local teams before. Recently, we’ve shown you displays from Illinois, Notre Dame, and a local Omaha store stepped up for the College World Series. Now, a Walmart in Greenville, North Carolina is getting in on the fun. Here’s its awesome display supporting the East Carolina Pirates:  @darrenrovell...
Via College Spun
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

East Carolina honors ailing child

If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, what Nebraska did to honor an ailing young boy at its spring game sparked a similar tribute from East Carolina University on Saturday. The Cornhuskers honored Jack Hoffman by letting him run for a touchdown a week ago. The good vibe provided a spark for the Pirates, who replicated the act as a kind gesture for 8-year-old Noah Roberts...
Via Fox Sports
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

New Orleans Bowl Primer: East Carolina vs Louisiana

Who: East Carolina Pirates (8-4) vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (8-4) Where: Superdome When: Saturday, December 22nd, Noon EST TV: ESPN Line: Louisiana by 4.5 Jay (0-1 overall, 0-1 ATS): I'm a big fan of the job Mark Hudspeth has done at Lafayette, and I'm honestly surprised that it looks like he's going to make it through another spin of the coaching...
Via College Football Zealots
December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Pre-Season Preview: East Carolina Pirates

2011 Record: (5-7, 4-4 in C-USA) Head Coach: Ruffin McNeill (11-14 at ECU, 9-7 in C-USA) Last Bowl Game: 2010 Military Bowl: lost to Maryland 51-20 2011 Preview   Schedule Glimpse: 2012 Schedule Link Big Name Opponents: 9/8 at South Carolina, 9/22 at UNC Must Win: 9/1 vs Appalachian St, 10/13 vs Memphis, 10/20 at UAB, 11/17 at Tulane Revenge: 9/15 at Southern Miss, 9...
Via College Football Zealots
June 12, 2012  |  Discuss

East Carolina 84, NC Central 76

Miguel Paul scored a career-high 25 points as East Carolina pulled away in the second half from North Carolina Central 84-76 Thursday night. Paul was only 4 of 12 from the field, but hit 15 of 17 free throws for the Pirates (8-4), who have won four straight. The back-and-forth first half was tied eight times, with East Carolina leading 39-35 at the break. After the Eagles (7-7...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2011  |  Discuss
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