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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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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Summers spurs East Carolina to 49-23 win over SMU

DALLAS (AP) James Summers entered the game in the second quarter, passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more to spur East Carolina to a 49-23 victory over SMU on Saturday. Summers came in with the Pirates (3-2, 1-1 American) trailing 23-7. His 27-yard touchdown run and a 34-yard run by Chris Hairston got East Carolina within 23-21 at halftime. Summer threw 47 yards to Trevon...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

East Carolina Pirates at Florida Gators game preview

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26 days ago  |  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 →
Via Our Two Bits
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators Football Preview: Game Two vs. East Carolina

The 2015 Florida football season gets turned up a notch in Gainesville when the lights come on in The Swamp again as the Gators welcome the East Carolina Pirates to town.  A rematch from January’s Birmingham Bowl game, this to be is the first real test posed to Coach Jim McElwain’s squad.
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27 days ago  |  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...
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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

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...
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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...
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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...
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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

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...
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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

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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