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Carden, East Carolina surge past Tulane 34-6

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Shane Carden threw for 358 yards, accounted for two touchdowns and Justin Hardy broke the FBS record for receptions in a career as East Carolina defeated Tulane 34-6 on Saturday. Hardy had nine receptions for 104 yards and now has 355 career catches, pushing him past the previous record of 349 set by Oklahoma's Ryan Broyles in 2011. Carden's 4-yard touchdown...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

ECU's Hardy closes in on all-time catch record

Justin Hardy is close to completing a remarkable climb at East Carolina: from walk-on receiver to the all-time receptions leader in college Football's Bowl Subdivision. The fifth-year senior needs four catches - less than half his weekly average - to set the record Saturday against Tulane. ''I really don't think about it,'' he said. ''The more I think...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  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...
Via AAC Football Fever
5 days ago  |  Discuss

AAC Power Rankings: ECU Drops, Memphis Takes Over as No. 1

The aacfootballfever.com staff members provided their American Athletic Conference power rankings on Sunday afternoon, and for the first time since Week 2, the East Carolina Pirates are not the No. 1 team. In fact, they’re not even in the Top 3. As I predicted in last week’s rankings, another shift in power was approaching—and Cincinnati […] The post AAC Power Rankings: ECU...
Via AAC Football Fever
6 days ago  |  Discuss

East Carolina gets past NC Wesleyan 99-81

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) B.J. Tyson scored 22 points and Michel-Ofik Nzege added 18 more to lead East Carolina to a 99-81 win over NC Wesleyan on Friday night. Tyson shot 7 of 10 from the field and was a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line to become the first East Carolina player to score more than 20 points in their debut game since Darrell Jenkins in 2006. Nzege, who was 7 of...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

East Carolina Pirates at Cincinnati Bearcats: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The East Carolina Pirates will travel to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Thursday night for a match-up of two American Athletic Conference schools. East Carolina (6-2) and Cincinnati (5-3) are each 3-1 in conference play on the seaosn. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN2 and WatchESPN beginning at 7:00 pm ET from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. The Odds: The East Carolina...
Via Tireball.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sloppy No. 23 East Carolina commits 5 turnovers, falls to Temple

PHILADELPHIA -- Kenny Harper rushed for two touchdowns and Temple forced five fumbles in beating No. 23 East Carolina 20-10 Saturday for its first victory over a ranked opponent since 1998. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Pirates (6-2, 3-1 AAC), who were whistled for 10 penalties worth 105 yards. The loss also spoiled East Carolina's bid for the best eight...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Conference Chaos: ECU and UCF Lose

Today brought in a huge shake up in the AAC. The two favorites in the league based on reputation and results have gone down on the road. East Carolina had their dreams shattered with an absolutely horrific performance in a 20-10 loss at Temple. The Pirates held Temple to only 135 yards of total offense, but turned the ball over 5 times, all on fumbles. Shane Carden was merely mortal...
Via Bearcats Blog
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Comparing ECU Pirates to Famous Halloween-Related Characters

No matter what age you are, Halloween seems to be a favorite of every red-blooded American. From wearing awesome costumes and getting free candy as a kid to awesome costumes and beer pong as an adult, Halloween has it all. Since East Carolina will be preparing to play Temple on the spookiest party day in the nation and likely won’t be able to participate in many festivities, we’ll...
Via AAC Football Fever
23 days ago  |  Discuss

East Carolina Pirates at Temple Owls: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Two schools from the American Athletic Conference will face off against one another when the East Carolina Pirates travel to play the Temple Owls. No. 23 East Carolina (6-1) will be looking to remain unbeaten in conference play against Temple (4-3) in this one. Coverage of the game between these two will air on ESPNews and WatchESPN beginning at 12:00 pm ET from Lincoln Financial...
Via Tireball.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

For East Carolina Quarterback Shane Carden, it’s All About Family

While speaking with Shane Carden for this article, the recording device temporarily malfunctioned, thus delaying the interview briefly. The East Carolina quarterback was not phased, bothered or at all irritated by the unfortunate mishap and waited patiently to ensure everything was accurately recorded. The composed and polite leader of the 21st-ranked (AP) Pirates even offered...
Via Next Impulse Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 18 East Carolina takes UConn's best shot, wins 31-21

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Coach Ruffin McNeill doesn't care about impressing the committee that will decide if No. 18 East Carolina deserves a major bowl berth. ''We just want to win by one,'' McNeill said, ''and get up out of there.'' That's not far from what happened Thursday night against Connecticut. The Pirates needed a strong fourth quarter...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

ECU Pirates Sloppy in Win Over UConn

It was an ugly, 31-21 win for East Carolina against American Athletic Conference rival UConn on Thursday night. Ugly wins still count in the win column, so that’s something to be happy about, right? Wrong. Photo used courtesy of cbslocal.com. Sure, the Pirates put up 10 unanswered points down the stretch, but it shouldn’t have even been close during those late and crucial stages...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 8 Stock Watch: Receiver’s White, Hardy Keep Rising, First-Round Linemen Struggle

The senior receiver class has proved to be one of the most intriguing and surprisingly talent-filled for the 2014 NFL Draft, and after Week 8, two of the familiar faces have once again seemed to rise on draft boards. Kevin White and Justin Hardy keep rising, get to know a certain Mountain West offensive tackle and AAC linebacker, and two well-known linemen didn’t have the best...
Via Optimum Scouting
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

University of South Florida screws up their homecoming shirts

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...
Via No Guts, No Glory
October 09, 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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 22, 2014  |  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

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
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