East Carolina fans were steadily spoiled by their high-flying Pirates last season. Quarterback Shane Carden, reciever Justin Hardy, and the American’s top-ranked offense dazzled fans on a every performance at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.ECU had the highest average home attendance in the AAC in 2014 — its first year in the conference — at 44,786* (50,000-seat capacity). With Carden...
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...
The Bearcats go for their first sweep of an AAC team in 2015 as they travel to Greenville to take on the East Carolina Pirates. This could be called Sweep Week, as UC can sweep ECU and SMU, beating all of the abbreviations. This should be a tighter game than we saw in Cincinnati just for the home court advantage that ECU will have. Some think it will be like last week’s game against...
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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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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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.
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In the words of the great Lee Corso: “Not so fast my friend!”...
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...
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.
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If you haven’t followed ECU this season, shame on...
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...
East Carolina University kicker Davis Plowman kicks a spinning football 50 yards through the uprights...with a hoodie over his face.worthgregory's video on InstagramEmbed by embedinstagram.com**Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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
Akeem Richmond scored 16 points - 11 from the free throw line - to lead East Carolina to a 77-75 victory over Division II Mount Olive after a close contest on Sunday.
East Carolina trailed by one point with 1:19 left to play, but three different players got sent to the line in the final seconds. Despite each of them only making 1 of 2 free throws, the Pirates managed to take a two...
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December 08, 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 half...
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December 03, 2013