2012 Record: 8-5 (7-1 in C-USA)
Head Coach: Ruffin McNeill (19-19 at ECU, 16-8 in C-USA)
Last Bowl Game: 2012 New Orleans Bowl: lost to Louisiana 43-34
Stadium: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, NC (capacity = 50,000)
Home Field Advantage: ranked 2nd out of 55 mid-major teams
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ACC Games: 9/14 vs Virginia...
ECU athletics officially announced that junior forward Robert Sampson and redshirt sophomore Yashin Kolo will be transferring from East Carolina. No word yet on where the two will be heading.
In the spirit of 7-year old brain cancer patient Jack Hoffman’s inspirational run for a touchdown at the end of Nebraska’s spring game and got his own football card comes Noah Roberts, an 8-year old East Carolina University fan with cancer who cannot stop splitting defenders in spring football.Before you think ECU is copying Nebraska’s kind-hearted gesture (which you shouldn’t...
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...
Jack Hoffman has some great company as Noah Roberts becomes the second person under 10 to score a TD in a spring football game this year. The 8 year old did it on the final play of the East Carolina Pirates Purple-Gold game.
Noah is amazing. Diagnosed with neurofibromatosis in 2010, he’s had two tumors removed from his brain and one from his spinal cord. So taking a handoff and...
East Carolina's Akeem Richmond draining a buzzer beating 3 pointer to win the CIT Championship over Weber State 77-74.
And here's the crowd reaction at Sup Dogs Restaurant in downtown...
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Akeem Richmond hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift East Carolina over Weber State 77-74 Tuesday night and claim the CollegeInsider.com tournament championship, capping the best season in school history.
The Pirates trailed 71-65 with 2:50 remaining but closed on a 12-3 run.
Weber State (30-7) had a chance to pad its late lead but had trouble at the line, making 9-of-19 free throws...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2013
In East Carolina’s 75–54 rout of Rider in the CIT on Saturday, Pirates forward Maurice Kemp threw...
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A nasty altercation took place Saturday night when East Carolina’s Shamarr Bowden punched Konner Tucker of UTEP in the face during the second half of their game.
In the video, you can see Bowden take down Tucker under the basket while his teammates try to score. For no apparent reason, Bowden starts to swing on an unsuspecting Tucker. The close up angle shows a much better view...
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With the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns up 21 to 7 over the East Carolina Pirates in the New Orleans Bowl, a ULL running back took the ball all the way to the house. He did make one mistake. He didn’t protect the football after before crossing the goal line and had an ECU defender strip him of the ball in the end zone. Of course, there wasn’t enough evidence to overturn...
Who: East Carolina Pirates (8-4) vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (8-4)
When: Saturday, December 22nd, Noon EST
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...
Three East Carolina receivers have been suspended for the Pirates' opening game because they violated undisclosed team policy.
Coach Ruffin McNeill said Wednesday that senior Dayon Arrington, sophomore Danny Webster and redshirt freshman Antonio Cannon will miss the Appalachian State game.
McNeill says the team has rules in place and ''we expect those to be followed...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2012
To call it a quarterback controversy at East Carolina would be quite an understatement.
The Pirates have four - yes, four - players competing for the starting job, and coach Ruffin McNeill said Saturday that ''I think they're all, right now, in the mix.''
When East Carolina opens in four weeks against Appalachian State, the starting QB could be junior Rio Johnson...
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August 04, 2012
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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...
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December 29, 2011